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SpotHero

SpotHero is a digital parking reservation service that connects drivers looking to reserve and pay for parking spaces with parking lots, parking garages and valet services. The company, which operates a mobile app and website as well as a parking developer platform, is available in 300 cities in the United States and Canada; the company is based in Illinois. SpotHero was founded by Mark Lawrence and Jeremy Smith in Chicago in 2011, with co-founder Larry Kiss joining the company soon after; the company started out as a peer-to-peer parking marketplace, where people could rent out their own private parking spots, before expanding the platform to partner with parking companies and garages. In December 2012, SpotHero raised $2.5 million in venture capital funds from Battery Ventures, 500 Startups, Bullet Time, e. Ventures, OCA Ventures, New World Ventures and Draper Associates. In June 2014, SpotHero raised an additional $4.5 million in funding and announced new board of directors members, including LinkedIn's Mike Gamson, Match.com's Sam Yagan and venture capitalist Sam Guren.

The company raised $20 million in Series B funding in 2015, an additional $30 million in a Series C round in July 2017. In September 2018, the company raised an additional $10 million, bringing its total raised since launching to $68 million. In August 2019 SpotHero announced $50 million in Series D funding led by Macquarie Capital, bringing the company's total funding to date to $118 million. Between 2011 and 2013, the company expanded from 5 employees to 22, grew to seven business markets and opened an office in New York City. By August 2015, SpotHero serviced 5 additional cities: Denver, New Orleans and San Francisco. In July 2016, the company expanded to Los Angeles, in January 2017 added 13 additional cities, including Austin, Indianapolis and San Diego; as of August 2019, the company services 300 cities in North America with a network of over 6,500 garages. SpotHero for Business was launched in March 2017, as a business-focused service with features and tools for paying and organizing parking expenses.

The company launched a free developer platform to help businesses integrate parking reservations into their existing apps. In May 2017, SpotHero announced a partnership with commuter employee benefits administrator WageWorks allowing users to pay pre-tax dollars for daily parking near their places of work. In 2018, SpotHero was named to Time magazine's inaugural list of 50 Genius Companies that are inventing the future. According to Time, "By allowing users to reserve a spot rather than circling dense city centers, apps like SpotHero can help stem congestion and pollution." That year, SpotHero purchased 500 Waze beacons for $15,000 and gave them to the Chicago Department of Transportation to install in the lower roads of downtown Chicago, broadcasting an open signal so GPS will work properly. Following an integration of its technology with Google Assistant and Hertz rental cars, SpotHero announced that it had readied 500 parking facilities in Chicago for driverless cars. In March 2019, SpotHero partnered with transit app Moovit to offer drivers the chance to view and book off-street parking near transit stations in San Francisco, to help ease road congestion in the Bay Area.

In June 2019, it was reported that SpotHero was partnering with Waze, a GPS navigation software app owned by Google, to link their navigation and parking into a unified user experience. In April 2015, SpotHero acquired San Francisco-based peer-to-peer parking marketplace ParkPlease. In April 2017, SpotHero acquired Parking Panda, a Baltimore-based services and event parking company; the acquisition expanded SpotHero into Canada, brought the number of parking locations the company could reserve at to over 5,000. ParkWhiz Official website

Diving helmet

A diving helmet is a rigid head enclosure with a breathing gas supply used in underwater diving. They are worn by professional divers engaged in surface-supplied diving, though some models can be used with scuba equipment; the upper part of the helmet, known colloquially as the hat or bonnet, may be secured to the diver or diving suit by a lower part, known as a neck dam, breastplate, or corselet, depending on the construction and regional language preferences. The helmet seals the whole of the diver's head from the water, allows the diver to see underwater, provides the diver with breathing gas, protects the diver's head when doing heavy or dangerous work, provides voice communications with the surface. If a helmeted diver becomes unconscious but is still breathing, the helmet will remain in place and continue to deliver breathing gas until the diver can be rescued. In contrast, the scuba regulator used by recreational divers must be held in the mouth by bite grips, it can fall out of an unconscious diver's mouth and result in drowning, although this does not apply to a full face mask, which continues to provide air if the diver is unconscious).

Before the invention of the demand regulator, all diving helmets used a free-flow design. Gas was delivered at an constant rate, independent of the diver's breathing, flowed out through an exhaust valve against a slight over-pressure. Most modern helmets incorporate a demand valve so the helmet only delivers breathing gas when the diver inhales. Free-flow helmets use much larger quantities of gas than demand helmets, which can cause logistical difficulties and is expensive when special breathing gases are used, they produce a constant noise inside the helmet, which can cause communication difficulties. Free-flow helmets are still preferred for some applications of hazardous materials diving, because their positive-pressure nature can prevent the ingress of hazardous material in case the integrity of the suit or helmet is compromised, they remain common in shallow-water air diving, where gas consumption is of little concern, in nuclear diving because they must be disposed of after some period of use due to irradiation.

Most modern helmet designs are sealed to the diver's skin at the neck using a neoprene or latex "neck dam", independent of the suit, allowing the diver a choice of suits depending on the dive conditions. When divers must work in contaminated environments such as sewage or dangerous chemicals, the helmet is directly sealed to a special dry suit to isolate and protect the diver; this equipment is the modern equivalent of the historic "Standard diving dress". The first successful diving helmets were produced by the brothers Charles and John Deane in the 1820s. Inspired by a fire accident he witnessed in a stable in England, he designed and patented a "Smoke Helmet" to be used by firemen in smoke-filled areas in 1823; the apparatus comprised a copper helmet with garment. A long leather hose attached to the rear of the helmet was to be used to supply air - the original concept being that it would be pumped using a double bellows. A short pipe allowed breathed air to escape; the garment was made of airtight cloth, secured by straps.

The brothers lacked money to build the equipment themselves, so they sold the patent to their employer, Edward Barnard. In 1827, the first smoke helmets were built, by German-born British engineer Augustus Siebe. In 1828 the brothers decided to find another application for their device and converted it into a diving helmet, they marketed the helmet with a loosely attached "diving suit" so that a diver could perform salvage work, but only in a vertical position. In 1829 the Deane brothers sailed from Whitstable for trials of their new underwater apparatus, establishing the diving industry in the town. In 1834 Charles used his diving helmet and suit in a successful attempt on the wreck of Royal George at Spithead, during which he recovered 28 of the ship's cannon. In 1836, John Deane recovered from the discovered Mary Rose shipwreck timbers, guns and other items. By 1836 the Deane brothers had produced the world's first diving manual, Method of Using Deane's Patent Diving Apparatus, which explained in detail the workings of the apparatus and pump, safety precautions.

In the 1830s the Deane brothers asked Siebe to apply his skill to improve their underwater helmet design. Expanding on improvements made by another engineer, George Edwards, Siebe produced his own design; the equipment included an exhaust valve in the helmet, which allowed excess air to escape without allowing water to flow in. The closed diving suit, connected to an air pump on the surface, became the first effective standard diving dress, the prototype of hard-hat rigs still in use today. Siebe introduced various modifications on his diving dress design to accommodate the requirements of the salvage team on the wreck of HMS Royal George, including making the helmet be detachable from the corselet. Commercial diver and inventor Joe Savoie is credited with inventing the neck dam in the 1960s, which made possible a new era of lightweight helmets, including the Kirby Morgan Superlite series (an adaption of Morgan's exi

Eastern Kentucky Colonels football

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels football program represents Eastern Kentucky University in college football as a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, competes at the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision level. The school has traditionally had much success on the football field, having won 21 OVC conference titles and two Division I FCS National Championships in 1979 and 1982, reaching the finals in 1980 and 1981. Much of the success came during the long tenure of head coach Roy Kidd from 1964 to 2002. In 1990, Eastern honored Kidd by naming the school's football stadium Roy Kidd Stadium. Eastern Kentucky's football team was able to secure 31 consecutive winning seasons before posting a losing season record in 2009. In September 2013, the Lexington Herald-Leader, the daily newspaper of nearby Lexington, reported that EKU was considering moving its program to the top-level Football Bowl Subdivision. However, under NCAA rules, such a move would require that EKU receive an invitation from an existing FBS conference.

Ohio Valley Conference Eastern Kentucky went to four consecutive national championship games, winning twice in 1979 and 1982 while finishing as runner-up in 1980 and 1981 to Boise State and Idaho State, respectively. Eastern Kentucky has won 16 outright and 5 shared. † Co-champion Eastern Kentucky has participated in five bowl games. Four of these bowl games served as a sort of championship game, whether as a regional championship game or as the NCAA Division I Football Championship. Eastern Kentucky has made 21 appearances in the I-AA/FCS playoffs since 1978, they have a record of 16–19. Consecutive winning seasons: 31, 1977–2008 Consecutive wins: 18, 1982–1983 Consecutive National Title appearances: 4, 1979–1982 Most rushing yards: 300 Markus Thomas against Marshall 1989 Most rushing yards: 1,998 Elroy Harris in the 1988 season Most rushing yards:' 5,532 Markus Thomas 1989–1992 Most passing yards: 464 Bennie Coney against Tennessee Tech 2015 Most passing yards: 2,861 Josh Greco in the 2005 season Most passing yards: 5,992 Josh Greco 2004–2007 Most receiving yards: 316 Aaron Marsh against Northwood 1967 Most receiving yards: 1,150 Andre Ralston in the 2005 season Most receiving yards: 3,095 Andre Ralston 2002–2005 Most completions:225 Bennie Coney 2015 Official website

Konstantin Sarsania

Konstantin Sergeyevich Sarsania was a Russian professional football coach and agent. At the time of his death he worked as director of sports for FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, he made his debut as a player in the Soviet Second League in 1988 for FC Dynamo-2 Moscow. He was a licensed FIFA player agent since 1998 and represented, among others, Vyacheslav Malafeev, Aleksandr Pavlenko and Vitaliy Denisov. In October 2009, he was appointed as the new director of sports for FC Dynamo Moscow, his official contract started in 2010. In August 2010, he was appointed the head coach of FC Fakel Voronezh, due to a technicality, had to be un-registered from his Dynamo Moscow post though he continued to serve his duties of that position as well as coaching Fakel, he was dismissed from his position as director of sports with Dynamo Moscow on December 6, 2010 to focus on his Fakel coaching position

James Chapman (rower)

James Jonathan Chapman is an Australian former national, Olympic representative and Olympic medal winning rower. Raised in Sydney, Chapman attended Newington College where he was coached by Olympian and fellow Old Newingtonian Michael Morgan OAM and deputy headmaster Robert Buntine. In 1997 he was a member of the Newington Head of the River winning 1st VIII, he studied Accounting at Sydney's University of Technology. His senior rowing was with the UTS Haberfield Rowing Club. For twelve of the thirteen years from 2003 to 2015 he was seated in the New South Wales state VIII which contested the King's Cup at the Australian Rowing Championships. In 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Chapman rowed in victorious New South Wales King's Cup crews. Following the 2008 Beijing Olympics Chapman joined the Sydney Rowing Club as a competing member and a senior coach. Chapman was first selected to compete for Australia in the two seat of the men's VIII who took the silver medal at the under 23 World Championships in Copenhagen in 2000.

In 2003 he rowed at the World Championships in the men's coxless four. He was in the bow seat of the Australian Men's VIII at the World Championships 2006 who finished 4th, he won a silver medal at the 2011 World Rowing Championships in the men's coxed pair with William Lockwood and David Webster. Chapman first made Olympic selection as a reserve in the Australian squad for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, he rowed for Australia in the men's VIII at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. At the 2012 London Olympics, Chapman won a silver medal in the Australian men's coxless four. From 1998, Chapman worked at Westpac starting as a teller. Chapman left banking in 2015, as an Associate Director in Westpac Institutional Banking to start an MBA at Macquarie Graduate School of Management