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Southwestern Athletic Conference

The Southwestern Athletic Conference is a collegiate athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, made up of black colleges and universities in the Southern United States. It participates in the NCAA's Division I for all sports; the SWAC is considered the premier HBCU conference and ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of alumni affiliated with professional sports teams in football. On the gridiron, the conference has been the biggest draw on the Football Championship Subdivision level of the NCAA, leading the nation in average home attendance every year except one since FCS has been in existence. In 1994, the SWAC fell just 40,000 fans short of becoming the first non-Football Bowl Subdivision conference to attract one million fans to its home games. In 1920, athletic officials from six Texas HBCUs — C. H. Fuller of Bishop College, Red Randolph and C. H. Patterson of Paul Quinn College, E. G. Evans, H. J. Evans and H. J. Starns of Prairie View A&M, D. C. Fuller of Texas College and G. Whitte Jordan of Wiley College — met in Houston, Texas, to discuss common interests.

At this meeting, they agreed to form a new league, the SWAC. Paul Quinn became the first of the original members to withdraw from the league in 1929; when Langston University of Oklahoma was admitted into the conference two years it began the migration of state-supported institutions into the SWAC. Southern University entered the ranks in 1934, followed by Arkansas AM&N in 1936 and Texas Southern University in 1954. Rapid growth in enrollment of the state-supported schools made it difficult for the church-supported schools to finance their athletics programs and one by one they fell victim to the growing prowess of the state-supported colleges. Bishop withdrew from the conference in 1956, Langston in 1957 and Huston-Tillotson in 1959, one year after the admittance of two more state-supported schools: Grambling College and Jackson State College; the enter-exit cycle continued in 1961 when Texas College withdrew, followed by the admittance of Alcorn A&M in 1962. Wiley left in 1968, the same year Mississippi Valley State College entered.

Arkansas AM&N exited in 1970 and Alabama State University entered in 1982. Arkansas–Pine Bluff rejoined the SWAC on July 1, 1997, regaining full-member status one year later. Alabama A&M University became the conference’s tenth member when it became a full member in September, 1999 after a one-year period as an affiliate SWAC member. Most of the former SWAC members that have left the conference are a part of the Red River Athletic Conference of the NAIA; the SWAC is one of three conferences – the others being the Ivy League and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – that does not participate in the FCS football playoffs. The SWAC instead splits its schools into two divisions, plays a conference championship game. Three of the SWAC's teams, Alabama State in the Turkey Day Classic and Grambling and Southern in the Bayou Classic, play their last games of the regular season on Thanksgiving weekend, preventing the SWAC Championship from being decided until the first weekend of December, long after the tournament is underway.

The SWAC has been a participant in bowl games, the most recent being the Celebration Bowl, which features the SWAC as one of its tie-ins. Current championship competition offered by the SWAC includes competition for men in baseball, cross country, golf, indoor track, outdoor track & field and tennis. Women’s competition is offered in the sports of basketball, cross country, indoor track, outdoor track & field, softball and volleyball; the SWAC comprises ten schools. Note:UAPB – Arkansas–Pine Bluff was a member of the SWAC from 1936 to 1970 as Arkansas AM&N before re-joining in the 1997–98 academic season, to gain full member status a year later. Note - Upon the closure of Bishop College, Paul Quinn College relocated from Waco to Dallas and re-established itself at the Bishop College campus. - Huston–Tillotson University was known as Samuel Huston College. The SWAC sponsors championship competitions in eight men's and ten women's NCAA sanctioned sports: SWAC Champions of the four most popular sports listed below.

Prior to splitting into divisions and using a postseason championship game to decide its overall champion, the SWAC determined its champions by winning-percentage against conference opponents in regular season play. In 1933 Langston appeared to win the title outright with a 4-0 conference record after the regular season, while Wiley finished 4-1, Prairie View A&M finished 3-1. Langston was invited to the Prairie View Bowl, won by Prairie View; the Panthers subsequently declared themselves SWAC champions though their claim was based on a postseason game. The SWAC seems to acknowledge both schools' claims to the title in the conference's football media guide, although some other sources including Michael Hurd's Black College Football, 1892–1992: One Hundred Years of History and Pride list Wiley as an additional co-champion since all three schools had 4-1 records against conference opponents if the postseason game is incorporated into the regular season conference standings. Prairie View vacated its 1941 championship.

No championship was awarded in 1943 due to World War II. Grambling State vacated its 1975 championship due to a violation of SWAC rules for scheduling opponents. Games from 1999–2012 were played at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama; the conference moved the game in 2013 to NRG Stadium in

Michael Hudson (admiral)

Admiral Michael Wyndham "Mike" Hudson was a senior officer in the Royal Australian Navy notable for playing an important role in the introduction of the Collins class submarines and Anzac Class frigates, establishing two-ocean basing for ships of the RAN during his tenure as Chief of Naval Staff from 1985 to 1991. Michael Hudson was born on 10 March 1933 in New South Wales, his family moved to the Sydney suburb of Mosman when he was of a young age, where he developed an early interest in the navy watching the naval shipping from Balmoral. His first year of secondary schooling was spent at North Sydney Boys High School. Hudson joined the Royal Australian Naval College as a 13 year old cadet midshipman in January 1947, his class was to prove a high achieving one. Out of the 24 cadets, three were to retire from the RAN as commodores, one as a rear admiral and Governor of New South Wales, another as a vice admiral and Vice Chief of the Defence Force, while Hudson became an admiral and Chief of Naval Staff.

Graduating in 1950 with the King's Medal as dux of his class, Hudson decided to specialise in navigation. As a midshipman, he was posted to HMAS Sydney, which included a six-month deployment for service in the Korean War. Hudson proceeded to command HMA Ships Brisbane, Stalwart and Vendetta, which included a posting as Fleet Operations Officer during the Vietnam War, having served a tour in the Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation from 1964 to 1966. Hudson received a series of staff appointments in the Navy Office, firstly as Director of Naval Plans becoming Director of Naval Plans and Policy, he assumed the position of Flag Officer Commanding Her Majesty's Australian Fleet. On 11 June 1984 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for his service in this position. Hudson was promoted to vice admiral and was appointed Chief of Naval Staff on 21 April 1985. During his tenure, he signed contracts for the replacement of Collins class submarines, ANZAC class frigates and the Paluma class survey vessels.

During this period, naval infrastructure was overhauled, Two-Ocean Basing commenced, service conditions were improved. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia on 13 June 1987. To honour his distinguished forty-four years of service to the Navy, Prime Minister Bob Hawke promoted Hudson to the rank of admiral on the day of his retirement, 8 March 1991. In retirement, Hudson took an active interest in the welfare of naval veterans and serving personnel, he served as National President of the Naval Association of Australia and Chairman of the Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust. Admiral Mike Hudson died at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, on 27 February 2005; the Naval Association of Australia – Admiral Mike Hudson AC RAN

Roll bender

A roll bender is a mechanical jig having three rollers used to bend a metal bar into a circular arc. The rollers rotate about three parallel axes, which are arranged with uniform horizontal spacing. Two outer rollers immobile, cradle the bottom of the material while the inner roller, whose position is adjustable, presses on the topside of the material. Roll bending may be done to bars of metal. If a bar is used, it is assumed to have a uniform cross-section, but not rectangular, as long as there are no overhanging contours, i.e. positive draft. Such bars are formed by extrusion; the material to be shaped is suspended between the rollers. The end rollers support the bottomside of the bar and have a matching contour to it in order to maintain the cross-sectional shape; the middle roller is forced against the topside of the bar and has a matching contour to it. After the bar is inserted into the jig, the middle roller is manually lowered and forced against the bar with a screw arrangement; this causes the bar to undergo elastic deformation.

The portion of the bar between the rollers will take on the shape of a cubic polynomial, which approximates a circular arc. The rollers are rotated moving the bar along with them. For each new position, the portion of the bar between the rollers takes on the shape of a cubic modified by the end conditions imposed by the adjacent sections of the bar; when either end of the bar is reached, the force applied to the center roller is incrementally increased, the roller rotation is reversed and as the rolling process proceeds, the bar shape becomes a better approximation to a circular arc for the number of passes required to bring the arc of the bar to the desired radius. The plastic deformation of the bar is retained throughout the process. However, the elastic deformation is reversed as a section of bar leaves the area between the rollers; this spring-back needs to be compensated in adjusting the middle roller to achieve a desired radius. The amount of spring back depends upon the elastic compliance of the material relative to its ductility.

Aluminum alloys, for example, tend to have high ductility relative to their elastic compliance, whereas steel tends to be the other way around. Therefore aluminum bars are more amenable to bending into an arc. Tube bending Roll forming Rolling Metalworking

Kenan Kodro

Kenan Kodro is a professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Athletic Bilbao and the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team. Kodro started his professional career at Real Sociedad's B-team. In 2012 he had a loan spell with Lagun Onak. Two years he joined Osasuna. In 2017 he moved to Mainz 05, who loaned him to Grasshopper in 2018; that year he was transferred to Copenhagen. The following year he moved to Athletic Bilbao. Born and raised in Spain where his Bosnian father Meho was playing football professionally at the time, Kodro made his senior international debut for Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2017. Born in San Sebastián, Kodro graduated with Real Sociedad's youth setup, made his senior debut with the reserves, spending several seasons in Segunda División B. In 2012, he had a six-month loan stint at Lagun Onak. In July 2014, Kodro signed for CA Osasuna, being assigned to the B-side in Tercera División, he debuted on 23 August, coming on as a late substitute in a 2–0 home win against Barcelona B in the Segunda División.

On 18 October, he scored his first goal for the team, netting a last-minute winner in a 3–2 home win over Tenerife. On 28 January 2015, Kodro renewed his contract, signing until 2018 and being given the number 9 jersey, he was an instrumental part in the Rojillos promotion to La Liga through the play-offs, after scoring three goals in four matches, two of them in the finals against Girona. Kodro made his top tier debut on 19 August 2016, starting in a 1–1 draw at Málaga, he scored his first goal in La Liga on 22 January 2017, in a 3–4 home loss against Sevilla. On 5 March, he netted his first brace in a 2–5 loss at Las Palmas. On 26 June 2017, following Osasuna's relegation from the La Liga, Kodro signed a four-year deal with German club 1. FSV Mainz 05. Kodro played his first game for the club in a 3–1 DFB-Pokal win over Lüneburger Hansa. A week he made his Bundesliga debut in a 0–1 loss against Hannover 96. Due to lack of playing time, In February 2018 Kodro joined Grasshopper Club Zürich on loan until the end of the season.

While playing for Grasshopper, Kodro scored his first career hat-trick on 21 April. Though he joined the club mid-season, Kodro finished the campaign as Grasshoppers' top goalscorer with seven goals. In July 2018, Kodro joined F. C. signed a four-year contract. He debuted in UEFA Europa League qualifier against KuPS on 12 July. Four days he made his first league appearance for the club, in a home loss to Horsens. Kodro scored his first goal for Copenhagen on 26 July, in an away victory over Stjarnan. A week in the return leg, he scored his first hat-trick for the club. On 7 October Kodro scored his first league goal, in a convincing triumph over Randers. On 31 January 2019, Kodro returned to Spain after agreeing a three-and-a-half-year contract with Athletic Bilbao for an undisclosed transfer fee, he made his debut for the club on 10 February, being introduced as a late substitute in a goalless draw at home to FC Barcelona, one of the clubs his father played for. On 16 March 2017, Kodro received first senior call-up for Bosnia and Herzegovina by manager Mehmed Baždarević.

He debuted twelve days starting and providing an assist for Senad Lulić's goal in a 2–1 friendly away win at Albania. He scored his first international goal in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Gibraltar on 3 September 2017. Kenan's father, was a footballer and a forward. Both spent time together at the latter as a manager, they became first father to represent Bosnia and Herzegovina internationally. As of 21 February 2020 As of match played 18 November 2018. Scores and results list Herzegovina's goal tally first. Kenan Kodro at BDFutbol Kenan Kodro at Futbolme Kenan Kodro at La Preferente Kenan Kodro at Kenan Kodro – UEFA competition record Kenan Kodro – UEFA competition record

Bobby Grant (Brookside)

Bobby Grant is a fictional character from British soap opera, Brookside played by Ricky Tomlinson. Bobby appeared in Brookside from the first episode in 1982 until the character's departure in 1988. Bobby was the first main character in the series to have a spoken line after recurring actor John Whitehall had said the first line on the show; the Grant family consisted of Bobby Grant, Sheila Grant, Barry Grant, Karen Grant and Damon Grant. The whole family appeared in the first episode and were the first to move into the new houses on Brookside Close, moving into No. 5. Prior to moving onto Brookside Close, the Grant family were from a run-down, inner-city council estate; however through Bobby and Sheila's thrift and hard work, they managed to move to the "middle-class "Brookside Close. A fourth child, was born on 8 January 1985 - the first baby to be born in the series, more than two years after its inception. Bobby Grant could be a domineering man over his family, throughout the series was shown to hit his son Damon for minor misdemeanours.

Bobby Grant's role as patriarch of the Grant family was tested in 1986 when his wife Sheila was raped. The character was a longtime friend of Matty Nolan and endured a difficult relationship with neighbour, Paul Collins. Bobby Grant was a politicised character, throughout the early years of the soap was a committed socialist and trade union activist and the storylines reflected this; the stories of trade union activity were on the Zeitgeist of the early-1980s when unemployment was high - in Liverpool - and there was considerable industrial unrest at the time. In the opening episodes, Bobby is asked to take a pay cut and from here the political beliefs of the character are set out. Despite being an ardent socialist, Bobby is a realist and a moderate; as a shop-steward he is seen to liaise with his members defending management against false accusations. Many of Bobby's co-workers are somewhat more militant than he is, but given Bobby's realistic appraisal of the world. Bobby Grant was the trade union shop steward at the factory where he worked, he was involved in the orchestrating of industrial action.

In the course of his duties he was accused of abusing his position as a shop steward with regards to the allocation of overtime, in the belief that he was using his power to ensure his shift had all of the overtime. Bobby calls in the Health and Safety inspectors at Billinge Chemicals after he discovers many of the staff suffer from asbestosis. During a strike over unsafe working conditions in February 1987, Bobby loses authority of union members after he refuses to answer whether he is in the Militant tendency. After Sheila was raped in 1986 and the death of son Damon in 1987, Bobby and Sheila's marriage began to falter; the two started to attend marriage guidance and Sheila sought advice from her priest. The pair split in May 1988 with Bobby taking the decision to leave Sheila. Bobby left the soap, although Sheila remained in it until September 1990 marrying Billy Corkhill, she made several one-off appearances in the soap, the final one being in 1998

Marcus Servilius Fabianus Maximus

Marcus Servilius Fabianus Maximus was a Roman senator, active during the reigns of Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius. He was suffect consul in a nundinium in mid-158 with Quintus Jallius Bassus as his colleague. A native of North Africa, Maximus was the younger brother of Marcus Servilius Silanus suffect consul in 152, a relative of Quintus Servilius Pudens, brother-in-law of emperor Lucius Verus His cursus honorum is known from an inscription set up in Rome, his first recorded office was quattuorviri viarum curandarum, one of the magistracies that comprised the vigintiviri. This was followed with his commission as military tribune with Legio I Minervia, stationed at Bonna, in Germania Inferior. Maximus returned to Rome. Following this he served as ab actis recorder of the Acta Senatus. Two more of the traditional Republican magistracies followed: curule aedile and praetor. After stepping down from the office of praetor, Maximus was selected to serve as legatus or adjunct to the proconsular governor of Asia.

This was followed by a series of imperial appointments. First was curator of the Via Valeria. Maximus was commissioned legatus or commander of Legio III Gallica, stationed in Syria. Alföldy dates his tenure as commander from around the year 150 to 153. After returning to Rome, he was appointed prefectus aerarum Saturninus, which Alföldy dates between the years 153 and 156, his consulate followed. The consular portion of Maximus included three appointments. First was curator aedium sacrarum, or overseer of temples, which Alföldy dates to around the year 160, his next appointment was as governor of Moesia Superior, which Alföldy dates from the year 161 to 162. In that year Marcus Jallius Bassus became a member of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius' comes or inner circle of advisors during the Parthian War, Maximus was appointed to replace him as governor of Moesia Inferior. Maximus' life is a blank after he left the second governorship