Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide known as Fraport, is a German transport company which operates Frankfurt Airport in Frankfurt am Main and holds interests in the operation of several other airports around the world. In the past the firm managed the smaller Frankfurt-Hahn Airport located 130 kilometers west of the city, it is listed on both the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The company's current chief executive officer is Stefan Schulte; as of 2018, the company has annual revenues of about € 3.5 billion. Fraport was the main sponsor of the Bundesliga football team Eintracht Frankfurt from 2002 to 2012. Fraport AG is involved in ground handling operations at its own operated airports and at third-party operated airports, it operates ground handling services in a deregulated context. Fraport was involved to make Frankfurt Airport and Indira Gandhi International Airport ready for A380 operations. In addition to various management and infrastructure subsidiaries related to Frankfurt Airport, Fraport's holdings include the following airport operating companies: As of December 2015, Greece's government signed a privatization deal with Fraport and Greek energy firm Copelouzos with awarding them a 1.2 billion euro contract to lease and manage 14 regional airports for a concession period of 40 years.
The Fraport started managing the 14 regional airports from 11 April 2017. They have published their master plan for each airport and the computer renderings of the 14 airports after the completion of the construction works; the airports included in the concession are: Aktion National Airport Cephalonia International Airport Chania International Airport Corfu International Airport Kavala International Airport Kos Island International Airport Mytilene International Airport Mykonos Island National Airport Rhodes International Airport Samos International Airport Santorini National Airport Skiathos Island National Airport Thessaloniki International Airport Zakynthos International Airport The company's articles of association designate Frankfurt am Main as the company's registered office. Fraport's facilities are on the property of Frankfurt Airport in the city's Flughafen district, its head office building is Building 178, close to Tor 3. The company's current shareholding structure is. Official website
The 2014–15 EuroChallenge was the 12th and last edition of Europe's third-tier level transnational competition for men's professional basketball clubs. The winner and the runner-up of this competition earned a place at the group stage of next year's Eurocup season; the regular season was composed by 32 teams and it started on 4 November 2014. The season ended on 26 April 2015, when JSF Nanterre beat Trabzonspor Medical Park 63–64 in the Final in Trabzon, Turkey, it was the last season of the EuroChallenge, starting from the 2015–16 season, the competition was replaced by the FIBA Europe Cup. As in the previous season, the 32 participants were divided into two conferences. Teams were divided into eight round-robin groups of four teams each for the regular season; the two best-placed teams qualified to the next phase of the competition. No qualification rounds were played, all teams entered the regular season. FIBA Europe announced the participants on 1 July 2014. One day Szolnoki Olaj and VEF Rīga were moved to 2014–15 Eurocup as a replacement of two withdrawals.
Trabzonspor Medical Park and Enisey Krasnoyarsk replaced them in the EuroChallenge. The labels in the parentheses show. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc.: League position after eventual playoffs The draw for the regular season was held on 6 July in Munich, Germany. The 32 clubs registered for this year's competition were divided into two conferences, based on broad geographical criteria. Conference 1Conference 2 The 32 teams are drawn into eight groups of four. In each group, teams play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format; the group winners and runners-up advance to the last 16, while the third-placed teams and fourth-placed teams are eliminated. If teams in the same group finished tied on points at the end of the regular season, tiebreakers were applied in the following order: Head-to-head record. Head-to-head point differential. Point differential during the regular season. Points scored during the regular season. Sum of quotients of points points allowed in each regular season match.
The sixteen teams were divided in four groups of four. In each group, teams play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format; the group winners and runners-up advance to the quarterfinals, while the third-placed teams and fourth-placed teams are eliminated. The quarterfinals were played in a best-of-three playoff format. Teams that finished first in their top 16 group played the third leg at home. Matchdays were on 10 March, 12 March and 17 March 2015; the 2015 Final Four was played on 24 April and 26 April 2015 at Hayri Gür Arena, Turkey. Jamal Shuler Each round, determined by the Performance Index Rating system. 2014–15 Euroleague 2014–15 Eurocup Basketball
2015–16 FIBA Europe Cup
The 2015–16 FIBA Europe Cup was the inaugural season of the newly formed basketball competition organised by FIBA. The season started on 21 October 2015 and ended on 1 May 2016; the competition replaced the EuroChallenge and had the aim to take the place of Eurocup, as the second-tier competition in Europe. In the Regular season, 56 teams are divided into 14 groups of four teams. In the Round of 32, the first and second best teams from the Regular season play in groups of four. Starting from the Round of 16, quarter-finals will be played; the tournament will conclude with a Final Four. The deadline to register in the competition was on July 30; the official list of teams was announced on August 3. The draw was held on August 2015 in Munich, Germany; the seeding was prepared on the basis of the clubs' participation and results in European Club Competition in recent years as well as the clubs' ranking in their respective domestic leagues last season. The regular season was played between 21 October and 2 December 2015.
The top two teams of each group and the four best third-placed teams of all groups advanced to the Round of 32. If teams in the same group finished tied on points at the end of the Regular Season, tiebreakers were applied in the following order: Head-to-head record. Head-to-head point differential. Point differential during the regular season. Points scored during the regular season. Sum of quotients of points points allowed in each regular season match; the round of 32 were played between 16 December 2015 and 3 February 2016. The two top teams of each group advanced to the Round of 16. If teams in the same group finished tied on points at the end of the Round of 32, tiebreakers were applied in the following order: Head-to-head record. Head-to-head point differential. Point differential during the round of 32. Points scored during the round of 32. Sum of quotients of points points allowed in each round of 32 match. Game 1 will be played on February 17. Game 2 will be played on February 24. Game 3, if necessary, will be played on March 2.
The eight winners of each series will qualify for the quarterfinals, while the other eight teams will be eliminated. Game 1 will be played on March 16. Game 2 will be played on March 23. Game 3 will be played, if necessary, on March 30. Teams with better record in the Round of 32 had the home advantage; the four winners of each series will qualify to the Final Four, while the other four teams will be eliminated. On April 6, 2016, Le Colisée in Chalon-sur-Saône was announced as the venue for the Final Four. To be considered a statistical leader, players had to have played a minimum of 10 games. Source: FIBA Europe Cup Source: FIBA Europe Cup 2015–16 Euroleague 2015–16 Eurocup Basketball Official website FIBA Europe Cup at Eurobasket
A basketball uniform is a type of uniform worn by basketball players. Basketball uniforms consist of a jersey that features the number and last name of the player on the back, as well as shorts and athletic shoes. Within teams, players wear uniforms representing the team colors. Different basketball leagues have different specifications for the type of uniform, allowed on the court. Early in the history of the sport, basketball was played in any type of athletic attire, but by the 1900s, special uniforms were developed and marketed to basketball players; the style and fit of basketball uniforms evolved throughout subsequent decades modeled after the general fashion trends of the day. Basketball was played in any type of athletic attire, ranging from track suits to football uniforms; the first official basketball uniforms, as displayed in the Spalding catalog of 1901, featured three types of pants: knee-length padded pants, similar to those worn for playing football, as well as shorter pants and knee-length tights.
There were two types of a quarter-length sleeve and a sleeveless version. The long pants evolved into medium-length shorts in the 1920s, by the 1930s, the material used for jerseys changed from heavy wool to the lighter polyester and nylon. In the 1970s and 80s, uniforms became tighter-fitting and shorts were shorter, consistent with the overall fashion trends of these two decades. At this time, women's basketball uniforms transitioned from longer-sleeved uniforms to tank-top style jerseys similar to men's basketball uniforms, which more explicitly showed off players' muscle tone. In 1984, Michael Jordan asked for longer shorts and helped popularize the move away from tight, short shorts toward the longer, baggier shorts worn by basketball players today. Throughout the 1990s, basketball uniforms fell under the influence of hip hop culture, with shorts becoming longer and looser-fitting, team colors brighter, designs more flashy and suggestive of rappers' bling. At the turn of the 21st century, basketball uniforms became more oversized and loose-fitting.
For the Christmas Day games of 2013, the NBA and its apparel partner Adidas introduced a newly designed sleeved jersey with large team and NBA logos on the front. Marketers for the new uniforms realized that fans were unwilling to wear sleeveless jerseys in their day-to-day life and hoped the new sleeved jerseys would be more popular for everyday wear. However, it was a "not-so-well-kept secret that the NBA wanted to implement jersey ads in the years following the introduction of sleeved jerseys" as the "sleeves allow more space for potential partners to add their corporate logos to jerseys" like association football. After the league deal with Adidas expired and Nike signed on as the new apparel partner, the sleeved jersey did not continue; the sleeved jersey was controversial among players. LeBron James famously ripped the sleeves off during a prime time game against the New York Knicks in 2015, but in the 2016 NBA Finals James convinced his teammates to wear the sleeved jerseys in Game 5 and again in the title-clinching Game 7.
In 1903, a special basketball shoe with suction cups to prevent slippage was added to the official basketball uniform demonstrated in the Spalding catalog. Over the decades, different shoe brands and styles were popular as basketball shoes: Chuck Taylor All-Stars and Keds in the 1960s and 70s. In the 1970s, Slick Watts and Bill Walton began to wear headbands, which soon became popular with other players. Rick Barry popularized wrist-bands, other players soon created variations, such as bands that covered their forearms or biceps; these were used to wipe off sweat, or worn as fashion statements. In professional basketball leagues today, teams playing at home wear lighter-colored uniforms than the visiting team; as of the 2017–18 season, the NBA has eliminated the distinction between designated "home" and "away" uniforms. The home team is now allowed to wear any uniform color it chooses, while its opponent may wear any color that sufficiently contrasts with the home team's choice. In the NBA, basketball shorts must fall at least 1 inch above the knee, T-shirts cannot be worn under the jersey – however, they are permitted in American college basketball.
Some NBA and WNBA teams have allowed sponsors' logos to appear on their uniforms. Uniforms are made of wicking material designed to ensure that it evaporates faster, they are the product of a four-year study researching professional basketball players, who identified the need for fewer seams, lighter weight, faster drying and cooling in their jerseys. The main difference between U. S. basketball uniforms and those of other countries is the appearance of sponsorship iconography. S. uniforms feature center. For the 2017-18 season, some U. S. teams have started putting sponsorship logos on their jerseys on the upper left of the jersey, a maximum of 2.5 inches by 2.5 inches. Sportswear
Frankfurt is a metropolis and the largest city of the German federal state of Hesse, its 746,878 inhabitants make it the fifth-largest city of Germany after Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne. On the River Main, it forms a continuous conurbation with the neighbouring city of Offenbach am Main, its urban area has a population of 2.3 million. The city is at the centre of the larger Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region, which has a population of 5.5 million and is Germany's second-largest metropolitan region after the Rhine-Ruhr Region. Since the enlargement of the European Union in 2013, the geographic centre of the EU is about 40 km to the east of Frankfurt's central business district. Like France and Franconia, the city is named after the Franks. Frankfurt is the largest city in the Rhine Franconian dialect area. Frankfurt was a city state, the Free City of Frankfurt, for nearly five centuries, was one of the most important cities of the Holy Roman Empire, as a site of imperial coronations, it has been part of the federal state of Hesse since 1945.
A quarter of the population are foreign nationals, including many expatriates. Frankfurt is an alpha world city and a global hub for commerce, education and transportation, it is the site of many European corporate headquarters. Frankfurt Airport is among the world's busiest. Frankfurt is the major financial centre of the European continent, with the headquarters of the European Central Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Deutsche Bank, DZ Bank, KfW, several cloud and fintech startups and other institutes. Automotive and research, consulting and creative industries complement the economic base. Frankfurt's DE-CIX is the world's largest internet exchange point. Messe Frankfurt is one of the world's largest trade fairs. Major fairs include the Frankfurt Motor Show, the world's largest motor show, the Music Fair, the Frankfurt Book Fair, the world's largest book fair. Frankfurt is home to influential educational institutions, including the Goethe University, the UAS, the FUMPA, graduate schools like the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
Its renowned cultural venues include the concert hall Alte Oper, Europe's largest English theatre and many museums. Frankfurt's skyline is shaped by some of Europe's tallest skyscrapers; the city is characterised by various green areas and parks, including the central Wallanlagen, the City Forest and two major botanical gardens, the Palmengarten and the University's Botanical Garden. Important is the Frankfurt Zoo. In electronic music, Frankfurt has been a pioneering city since the 1980s, with renowned DJs including Sven Väth, Marc Trauner, Scot Project, Kai Tracid, the clubs Dorian Gray, U60311, Omen and Cocoon. In sports, the city is known as the home of the top tier football club Eintracht Frankfurt, the Löwen Frankfurt ice hockey team, the basketball club Frankfurt Skyliners, the Frankfurt Marathon and the venue of Ironman Germany. Frankfurt is the largest financial centre in continental Europe, it is home to the European Central Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt Stock Exchange and several large commercial banks.
The Frankfurt Stock Exchange is one of the world's largest stock exchanges by market capitalization and accounts for more than 90 percent of the turnover in the German market. In 2010, 63 national and 152 international banks had their registered offices in Frankfurt, including Germany's major banks, notably Deutsche Bank, DZ Bank, KfW and Commerzbank, as well as 41 representative offices of international banks. Frankfurt is considered a global city. Among global cities it was ranked 10th by the Global Power City Index 2011 and 11th by the Global City Competitiveness Index 2012. Among financial centres it was ranked 8th by the International Financial Centers Development Index 2013 and 9th by the Global Financial Centres Index 2013, its central location within Germany and Europe makes Frankfurt a major air and road transport hub. Frankfurt Airport is one of the world's busiest international airports by passenger traffic and the main hub for Germany's flag carrier Lufthansa. Frankfurt Central Station is one of the largest rail stations in Europe and the busiest junction operated by Deutsche Bahn, the German national railway company, with 342 trains a day to domestic and European destinations.
Frankfurter Kreuz, the Autobahn interchange close to the airport, is the most used interchange in the EU, used by 320,000 cars daily. In 2011 human-resource-consulting firm Mercer ranked Frankfurt as seventh in its annual'Quality of Living' survey of cities around the world. According to The Economist cost-of-living survey, Frankfurt is Germany's most expensive city and the world's 10th most expensive. Frankfurt has many high-rise buildings in the city centre, forming the Frankfurt skyline, it is one of the few cities in the European Union to have such a skyline and because of it Germans sometimes refer to Frankfurt as Mainhattan, a portmanteau of the local Main River and Manhattan. The other well known and obvious nickname is Bankfurt. Before World War II the city was globally noted for its unique old town with timber-framed buildings, the largest timber-framed old town in Europe; the Römer area was rebuilt and is popular with visitors and for eve
Gordon Walter Herbert is a Canadian professional basketball coach and a retired professional basketball player. Since 2013, he has been head coach of his third spell with the club. Herbert attended two-year North Idaho College in Coeur d'Alene, transferred to the University of Idaho in Moscow in 1979, where he played college basketball for the Vandals under head coach Don Monson. Prior to his senior season in 1980 -- 81, he was redshirted; as a fifth-year senior in 1981–82, Herbert started at forward and Idaho won its first sixteen games, went 24–2 in the regular season, were sixth in the AP and UPI polls. While undefeated at 15–0, an article on the team appeared in Sports Illustrated. After college, he played professionally in Finland for 12 years with various teams, his club playing career ended in 1994. Herbert played with the senior Canadian national team at the 1984 Summer Olympics, where the team finished just out of the medals, in fourth place, he played with Canada at the 1986 FIBA World Championship.
Herbert has coached many teams, including Frankfurt Skyliners, with which he won the German League title in 2004. He led the Skyliners to their 3rd German League finals appearance, against the league's first place Brose Bamberg, after beating other top-rated German teams, such as Alba Berlin, in the playoffs, he coached French teams Paris and Pau Orthez, with which he won the French Cup in the 2006–07 season. On July 7, 2007, he became the head basketball coach of the Greek club Aris. Herbert has been an assistant coach of the NBA's Toronto Raptors. In the 2015–16 season, Herbert won the FIBA Europe Cup with Fraport, after his team defeated Pallacanestro Varese in the Final. Herbert was named the German Basketball Bundesliga Coach of the Year that season. Skyliners Frankfurt: Basketball Bundesliga: 2003–04 FIBA Europe Cup: 2015–16 Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez: French Cup: 2006–07 Espoon Honka: Finnish Cup: 2009 List of foreign NBA coaches FIBA Player Profile Euroleague.net Coach Profile
Fraport Arena is an indoor arena, located in Frankfurt, Germany. It is used to host basketball games, volleyball matches, indoor football matches; the arena's seating capacity is 5,002 people for basketball games. The arena, named Ballsporthalle Frankfurt, opened in 1988, it has been the home arena of the German professional basketball club the Fraport Skyliners since 1999. The arena was renamed Fraport Arena, after Frankfurt International Airport obtained its sponsorship naming rights in 2011; the arena hosts the local annual indoor football tournament, with six teams from the region, such as Eintracht Frankfurt and Kickers Offenbach. The arena hosted the German Davis Cup Team in 2014, 2015, 2017, it hosted the German men's national volleyball team, in the FIVB Volleyball World League. Arena information