Macron S.p. A. is an Italian sporting apparel company, based in Bologna. It is considered a European leader in the production of active sportswear. Macron operates in three main business areas: Teamwear: for football, rugby, baseball, five-a-side football, running. Merchandising: official kits, free-time apparel, accessories for the supporters of Macron's sponsored clubs. Leisurewear: sports-inspired apparel for those wishing to wear Macron off the field. Macron was founded in 1971 as a distributor of American sportswear brands in Italy. A major expansion of the organization took place in 1994, coincident with relocation and consolidation to Crespellano. Macron began providing teamwear to professional football in 2001, its first contract being with Bologna. Expansion beyond the domestic Italian market began in 2005. In 2014, Macron secured a four-year agreement with Bolton Wanderers for naming rights to their home stadium, resulting in renaming in July 2014 to Macron Stadium. Macron supplanted Reebok as the stadium namesake, will provide the club's kit.
As of 2014, Macron's chief executive officer was Gianluca Pavanello. As of 2014, the company's president was Francesco Bromioli. Macron co-sponsors a variety of organizations, teams and, events. In many cases, the wording of published accounts does not make a clear demarcation between a case where a team has purchased kit versus those whose kit has been provided as a matter of sponsorship; the following is a partial list of these sponsorship/customer relationships. Ireland Malta Norway U. A. E. Lebanon UEFA Central African Republic Eswatini Guinea Kenya Bahrain Guam Dominican Republic Canadian Premier League Football League Maltese Football Referees Ligi Kuu Tanzania Bara South Australian Futsal League Adelaide Fusion Futsal Club Guinea Portugal United Arab Emirates Scotland Italy Germany Portugal Canada Rugby League Featherstone Rovers Sheffield Eagles Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Italy Algeria Chile Ukraine Warriors Viadana Wheelchair Hockey Macron official site
Thomas Jefferson "Tom" Brookshier was an American professional football player and sportscaster. He was a starting defensive back for the Philadelphia Eagles for seven seasons, from 1953 to 1961, he paired with Pat Summerall on the primary broadcast team for National Football League games on CBS during the 1970s. Brookshier attended high school at Roswell High School in his hometown of New Mexico. At Roswell, he received all-state honors in football and baseball; as a three-year letterman in football at the University of Colorado from 1950 through 1952, he was a defensive back and return specialist. One of his gridiron teammates was astronaut Jack Swigert, on the crew of the ill-fated Apollo 13. Brookshier was a relief pitcher on the university's baseball team, played one season of minor league baseball in 1954 for the Roswell Rockets of the class-D Longhorn League, he was a 10th-round NFL draft pick. He played defensive back for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League from 1953 to 1961, missing both the 1954 and 1955 seasons to serve in the United States Air Force.
He was a starter on the Eagles' NFL Championship team in 1960, was selected for the Pro Bowl twice. Brookshier's playing career ended because of a compound leg fracture, sustained while making a tackle on Willie Galimore in an Eagles' 16–14 victory over the Chicago Bears at Franklin Field on November 5, 1961, he was a member of the Eagles' Honor Roll and was one of only eight players whose numbers were retired by the team. Brookshier's number was 40; as a lieutenant, he was a backfield coach at the United States Air Force Academy for one year in 1955. Brookshier began sportscasting for WCAU-AM-FM-TV in Philadelphia in 1962, became the station's sports director the following year, he joined CBS in 1965 as a color commentator for Eagles telecasts, continued to call regional action after the network moved away from dedicated team announcers in 1968. In the early 1970s, Brookshier and Summerall co-hosted This Week in Pro Football, a weekly syndicated highlights show produced by NFL Films. After CBS dismissed its main pro football voice Ray Scott in 1974, the network went against its standard practice of using a professional announcer for play-by-play by promoting Summerall and partnering him with Brookshier.
The two former NFL players became arguably American television's most popular sports broadcasting team for the remainder of the decade. Describing the pair's on-air rapport, Summerall said, "With Brookie, it was more of a conversation, like two guys in a saloon." Besides many regular-season and playoff contests, most of which involved the Dallas Cowboys who were the National Football Conference's most dominant franchise at the time, the duo called Super Bowls X, XII and XIV. Brookshier worked pre- and post-game shows for four other Super Bowls, he and Summerall appeared as themselves on film in Black Sunday, filmed at Super Bowl X. Brookshier and Summerall called a heavyweight title fight between Muhammad Ali and Jean Pierre Coopman live in prime time on Friday, February 20, 1976. Brent Musburger and Phyllis George of The NFL Today co-hosted the telecast that night. Meanwhile, Don Dunphy supplied some commentary between rounds. A month earlier, CBS assigned Summerall and Brookshier to announce a Ken Norton bout against Pedro Lovell, a mere eight days before they called Super Bowl X.
In 1981, Brookshier switched to calling play-by-play for the network, with John Madden taking his place as color commentator alongside Summerall. Brookshier became the subject of controversy in 1983 because of a remark he made during an NFL broadcast of an Eagles–Saints game on December 11. After a program note for an upcoming telecast of an NCAA men's basketball game between North Carolina State and Louisville, Brookshier said that the players on the Louisville team had "a collective I. Q. of about 40, but they can play basketball." Given a chance to walk back the statement by partner Charlie Waters, Brookshier doubled down, saying "it's the truth."This resulted in Neal Pilson president of CBS Sports, apologizing to Louisville school officials and suspending Brookshier for the last weekend of the NFL regular season. Louisville's athletic director, Bill Olsen, felt that the remark was racist, since Louisville's starting five were all African American. Brookshier apologized, calling his remark "stupid" and "dumb", but was angered over CBS's reaction, saying "I'm not about to be judged on one comment."
He added, "I've done a lot of things for charity. Now my own network is taking me off the air. After 20 years at CBS, I deserve better than this." The apology was accepted by the university and university president Donald Swain invited Brookshier to be the featured speaker at the school's annual football kickoff luncheon in Clarksville, Indiana on August 2, 1984. Brookshier was reinstated in CBS's announcing lineup for the 1984 season, continuing as a network commentator through 1987. In 1989, he hosted the morning show of the then-nascent 610 WIP sports format, he left broadcasting and was last known to be working as a consultant for CB Richard Ellis, an international commercial real-estate firm. Brookshier died of cancer at Lankenau Hospital on January 29, 2010; the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia inducted Brookshier into their Hall of Fame in 2007. Tom Brookshier on IMDb Tom Brookshier at Find a Grave Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
Josef Bosáček was a Czech painter and classical graffiti artist. He was a pupil of Professor of the Painting Academy in Rome. In 1886, he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and studied under Professor František Sequens, Antonín Lhota and Julius Mařák. During his studies, he met Mikoláš Aleš, with whom he collaborated on various frescoes and graffiti on facades in the 1890s. In 1896, 1900, 1903–1907, he worked for the builder Rudolf Štech in Plzeň. After his brother's death in 1918, he became a hermit and painted frescoes related to Jesus Christ in a pilgrimage church at Maková hora near Příbram, he died in 1934 in Příbram hospital. ŠTOGROVÁ, Jarmila. Zapomenutý malíř a poustevník na Makové hoře přítel Mikoláše Alše. Podbrdsko, 2008, čís. XV.. ISSN 1211-5169. BOSÁČEK, Josef. Dopisy Mikoláši Alšovi. Příprava vydání Jiří Egermaier, Jarmila Štogrová. 2007. Dr. Ludmila Mašková. Zapomenutý Josef Bosáček. Český dialog, 2007, čís. 3.-4.. Dostupné online. EGERMAIER, Jiří. Zapomenutý Josef Bosáček a jeho galerie pod širým nebem.
Písek: IRES & Prácheňské nakladatelství, 2004. ISBN 80-86566-24-2. ROCH-KOČVARA, Stanislav. Za příbramským malířem Josefem Bosáčkem. Příbram: OKS, 1985. TOMAN, Prokop. Nový slovník československých výtvarných umělců. 3. Vyd. Svazek 1. Praha: Rudolf Ryšavý, 1947. Heslo Bosáček, Josef, s. 81. MÍČKO, Miroslav. Mikoláš Aleš, Nástěnné malby. Praha: SNKLHU, 1955. KUDRNA, F.. Po stopách Mikoláše Alše. Český deník, Plzeň, 1932-1933. List of Czech painters
Zovio Bridgepoint Education, Inc. is a publicly held, for-profit education services company based in San Diego, California. It owns Ashford University online. In April 2019, the company changed its name to Zovio, moving its headquarters to Arizona. Zovio owns Waypoint Outcomes, Fullstack Academy, TutorMe. Zovio employs 2,200 non-faculty staff, it trades on NASDAQ under the ticket symbol ZVO. Zovio experienced an operating loss for the three months ended December 31, 2018 of $13.6 million, compared to operating loss of $5.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017. Zovio was first incorporated in Delaware in May 1999 under Inc.. Under the leadership of CEO and President Andrew Clark, the company changed its name to Bridgepoint Education, Inc. in February 2004. Bridgepoint Education purchased The Franciscan University of the Prairies in 2005 and changed its name to Ashford University. In September 2007, Bridgepoint obtained the Colorado School of Professional Psychology, changing its name to University of the Rockies.
In 2008, Bridgepoint Education was named the fastest-growing private education company in the United States, as well as the fastest-growing private company in San Diego by Inc. Magazine; the following year, the company went public. On April 15, 2009, Bridgepoint Education began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BPI; the London Group was retained by the Clinton Regional Development Corporation and the Clinton Chamber of Commerce to conduct an economic analysis of Bridgepoint's Ashford University within the state of Iowa. The report stated that, in 2009, Ashford University had an estimated economic impact of $40.9 million in business output, 782 jobs, $12.6 million in employee earnings, $18.6 million in total value added to the state's GDP. In 2010, Bridgepoint Education became the title sponsor of the Holiday Bowl postseason college football game. Bridgepoint Education served as the Holiday Bowl title sponsor for three consecutive years. In 2012, national economic consulting firm The London Group was retained by the San Diego Regional Economic Corporation to conduct an economic impact and activity analysis of Bridgepoint Education within the San Diego region where BPI was headquartered.
The report determined that Bridgepoint Education helped produce, through its operations, $489 million in areas such as travel and capital expenditures, supplies and charitable contributions. That helped create 4,505 outside jobs in addition to Bridgepoint's 3,900 local employees, its operations indirectly brought the region an additional $590 million through increased spending by the contractors and services it hired. According to the analysis, Bridgepoint Education's projected 10-year cumulative impact would bring $10.8 billion in business output to the region. In 2013, Bridgepoint Education's Ashford University announced an alliance with business publisher Forbes Media. Under the terms of the alliance, Ashford's College of Business and Professional Studies was renamed the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University. On December 22, 2015, an agreement was made that Clinton Catalyst, LLC would buy the Ashford University campus properties for $1.6 million, according to the Clinton Herald.
For the next 12 months afterward, Ashford University planned to lease the campus from Clinton Catalyst, LLC to make sure that the spring semester classes could continue, according to the Herald's report. Bridgepoint Education has settled several lawsuits, it is under investigation in New York, North Carolina and Massachusetts. A U. S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General probe is ongoing. On December 3, 2014, a lawsuit was filed in Arizona federal court charging that Bridgepoint Education is violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by robocalling sales prospects. Bridgepoint Education enrollment has dropped from a peak of 78,000 to 55,823 in the last quarter of 2014. BPI stock has dropped more than 60% in value since its peak in 2011 after allegations of consumer fraud emerged. In March 2017, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos appointed Robert Eitel, a vice president at Bridgepoint, as an advisor. In July 2017, an Iowa District Court affirmed the withdrawal of Ashford University's online programs from GI Bill approval by the Iowa State Approving Agency.
The Veterans Administration sent notification to Ashford's military students about the status of their GI Bill education benefits and warned them that benefits could be interrupted. This ruling was to become final on August 16, 2017, unless Ashford University appealed the decision and the court delayed implementation. In August 2017, the Department of Veterans Affairs warned Arizona officials about running afoul of federal law after the state approved Ashford University's ability to accept GI Bill education benefits; the VA suggests that the state's decision could put its own compliance with federal rules in jeopardy. In November 2017, Bridgepoint suspended enrolling GI Bill students for Ashford University after a controversial exposé on the school appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Warburg Pincus showed its intentions to divest from Bridgepoint. On March 12, 2019, Bridgepoint Education reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission that it had made unreliable statements about its earnings and losses.
The company estimated an operating loss of $13.6-$14 million loss for the quarter ending in December 2018. The same day, Bridgepoint announced the acquisition of the coding boot camp Fullstack Academy for US$20 million. In April 2019, Bridgepoint changed its name to Zovio and moved its stock listing to the
The Operational Test and Evaluation Force serves as independent and objective agency within the United States Navy for the operational testing and evaluation of naval aviation, surface warfare, submarine warfare, C4I, space systems in support Navy and U. S. Department of Defense acquisition programs. OPTEVFOR traces its origins to the final months of World War II when the need arose for an effective means to combat Japanese kamikaze attacks. On 2 July 1945, the Composite Task Force, U. S. Atlantic Fleet, was formed to evaluate equipment to counter the Kamikazes; this force was commanded by Vice Admiral Willis A. Lee, USN, consisted of miscellaneous types of combatant ships and drone aircraft. Following the end of World War II, the Composite Task Force was consolidated with other fleet units doing development work and in December 1947, was re-designated as the Operational Development Force, with the force commander flying his flag on the USS Adirondack, as an operational command reporting to Commander-in-Chief of the U.
S. Atlantic Fleet. In 1949, the command moved ashore to the Norfolk Naval Base. With its expanding OT&E responsibilities, a subordinate liaison command, located the San Diego Naval Base, created to serve as a liaison with the U. S. Pacific Fleet. VX-6 was one of six air development squadrons formed by the United States Navy beginning in 1946 to develop and evaluate aircraft tactics and techniques; these squadrons were directed by the Operational Development Force, redesignated in May 1959 as the Operational Test and Evaluation Force. These six squadrons were designated as VX-1, VX-2, VX-3, VX-4, VX-5 and VX-6. On 1 January 1969, the surviving Air Development Squadrons became Evaluation Squadrons, their designations were changed to VXE-1, VXE-4, VXE-5 and VXE-6. Their tail codes of these squadrons were changed to JF, JE and JD, respectively. In May 1959, the command was renamed Operational Test and Evaluation Force to reflect more its increased responsibilities regarding weapon systems and tactics testing and evaluation.
In 1960, the OPTEVFOR headquarters moved to its present location, mocated off Terminal Boulevard near the U. S. Atlantic Fleet headquarters. Due to Congressional and DOD initiatives to improve the defense acquisition process, in 1971, OPTEVFOR was designated the Navy's sole agency, with greater involvement in the research and development process and production decision-making process. In keeping with these expanded responsibilities, the Force Commander began reporting directly to the Chief of Naval Operations. In 2013, the COMOPTEVFOR was the lead operational test agency who, along with Joint Staff, J6 Joint Deployable Analysis Team, coordinated the 11th Bold Quest coalition demonstration. Warfighters, technology teams and testers under the flags of 10 nations and each of the U. S. military services came together at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N. C. to stress test the IFF integrated suite and Aegis ballistic missile defense system Mode 5 in partnership with COMOPTEVFOR under 13 separate initiatives.
JDAT assisted the COMOPTEVFOR with Identification Friend or Foe Mode 5 Level 1 Joint Operational Test Approach analysis to validate the interoperability of fielded combat systems and served as COMOPTEVFOR’s lead analysis organization, responsible for all reconstruction and coordination of issues with Service program offices, producing a detail report of results for submission to DOT&E. COMOPTEVFOR provides OT&E policy direction and procedural guidance, financial support for the independent and objective testing and evaluation of the systems and tactics at the direction of the Chief of Naval Operations. For operational control of fleet units, COMOPTEVFOR reports to the Commander, U. S. Fleet Forces Command. S. Naval Forces Europe, it closely follows all R&D programs within the Navy and its laboratories, with the CNO authorizing direct liaison between COMOPTEVFOR and the heads of development agencies involving all technical matters for Navy research, development and evaluation. Evaluation of systems are done by personnel with technical experience with the equipment being tested and evaluated.
OPTEVFOR coordinates operational test and evaluation activities with the operational test agencies of the other U. S. military services as well as the DOD Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, who establishes operational test policy for the U. S. Defense Department; the Fleet Research, Test & Evaluation Support Process conforms to the most current version of SECNAVINST 5000.2 pertaining to Navy or multi-service testing and evaluation activities. It recommends that T&E requests for fleet commander support be made in writing, via CNO-OPNAV, nine month prior to the actual testing activity; the Fleet RDT&E Support Process defines the appropriate formats for request for T&E activities. Fleet RDT&E Support Process defines the levels of fleet commander support as follows: Dedicated support, which precludes employment of the supporting unit in other missions. Concurrent support, which permits employment of the supporting unit in activities other than RDT&E support, but could have an operational impact upon unit employment.
Not-to-interfere-basis support, which permits RDT&E operational employment of the supporting unit without significant interference with primary mission accomplishment. The Fleet RDT&E Support Process mandates that all T
This is a list of vehicles and aircraft used by the United States Marine Corps, for combat and motor transport. Inventory: 19,598 A2 fleet: M1123 troop/cargo/MRC radio truck M1097A2 heavy cargo truck M1043A2 armament carrier M1045A2 TOW carrier M1035A2 2-litter ambulance M997A2 4-litter ambulance ECV fleet: M1114 armament carrier M1151 armament carrier M1152 heavy cargo truck M1165 troop/cargo/MRC radio truck M1167A1 TOW carrier Inventory: Approx 11,400 delivered to date MK-23/MK-25/AMK-23/AMK-25 cargo/troop/towing MK-27/MK-28/AMK-27/AMK-28 extended bed cargo/troop/towing MK-29/MK-30/AMK-29/AMK-30 dump truck MK-31/MK-32/AMK-31/AMK-32 Medium Equipment Transporter MK-36/AMK-36 wrecker MK-37 HIMARS resupply truck w/crane MK-38 HIMARS trailer IFAV Troop/Cargo truck M1161 Light Strike Vehicle M1163 Prime Mover Utility Task Vehicle LVSR will replace LVS MK48 Front Power Unit MK14 flatbed trailer MK15 wrecker MK16 tractor MK17 dropside w/crane MK18 self-loader (containers, ribbon bridges, river boat.
Inventory: 95 LAV-M mortar carrierInventory: 50 LAV-R recoveryInventory: 45 LAV-C2 command and controlInventory: 50 LAV-L logistics cargo carrierInventory: 94 LAV-MEWSS electronic warfare 6 each to 1st and 2nd Radio BattalionsInventory: 12 LAV-JSLNBCRS Joint Service Light Nuclear and Chemical Reconnaissance SystemInventory: 31 HIMARS High Mobility Artillery Rocket System M1A1 main battle tankInventory: 403 M88A2 upgradeInventory: 69 Inventory: 1,321 AAVP-7A1 armored personnel carrier AAVC-7A1 armored command and control AAVR-7A1 armored recovery M93 Fox NBCRV Armored Personnel Carrier Oshkosh P-19R Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting - LRIP from 2015.