T-Mobile International AG was a German holding company for Deutsche Telekom AGs mobile communications subsidiaries. From 2003 to 2007 T-Mobile International was one of Deutsche Telekoms segments beside the segments of Broadband/Fixnet, Business Customers and Group HQ and Shared Services. T-Mobile International AG was based in Bonn and its subsidiaries operated GSM, UMTS and LTE-based cellular networks in Europe, the United States, Puerto Rico, the company had financial stakes in mobile operators in both Central and Eastern Europe. S. Globally, T-Mobile Internationals subsidiaries had a total of approximately 230 million subscribers. Germanys first mobile-communications services were radiotelephone systems that were owned and operated by the postal monopoly. It launched the analog first-generation C-Netz, Germanys first true mobile phone network in 1985, on July 1,1989, West Germany reorganized Deutsche Bundespost and consolidated telecommunications into a new unit, Deutsche Bundespost Telekom.
On July 1,1992, it began to operate Germanys first GSM network, along with the C-Netz, the GSM900 MHz frequency band was referred to as the D-Netz, and Telekom named its service D1, the private consortium awarded the second license chose the name D2. Deutsche Bundespost Telekom was renamed Deutsche Telekom AG on January 1,1995 as part of two of the German communications reform. This process of continued in November 1996, when DT was privatized and had the largest European IPO at the time. That same year, DT began to brand its subsidiaries with the T- prefix, in 2002, as DT consolidated its international operations, it anglicized the T-Mobil name to T-Mobile. On July 5,2005 Deutsche Telekom transformed its structure and adopted a regional setup, where available, the local mobile businesses were combined with the respective local wireline businesses to follow the integrated business aproach. In late 2007, it was confirmed that the merger of the high-speed 3G, the merger was completed the following month, the new companys name being announced as EE.
Orange and T-Mobile continued as separate brands in the market until 2015, until 2000, T-Mobile was a shareholder of the former max. mobil. In April 2001, it acquired one hundred percent and subsequently introduced the T-Mobile brand in Austria by rebranding max. mobil. in April 2002 as T-Mobile Austria, in 2005, it acquired former competitor tele. ring from Western Wireless International. It is now used as a discount brand, tele. ring is an Austrian mobile network operator. Since it was bought by T-Mobile in 2006, it is no longer an independent company. Tele. ring is independent and now acts primarily as a discount-offer, similar to Yesss. In the past, tele. ring was known for their aggressive price-politics, T-Mobile entered the Croatian market in October 1999 when DT initially acquired a thirty-five percent interest in Hrvatski telekom, including its cell phone service provider Cronet
Davenport was founded on May 14,1836 by Antoine Le Claire and was named for his friend, George Davenport, a colonel during the Black Hawk War stationed at nearby Fort Armstrong. According to the 2010 census, the city had a population of 99,685, located approximately halfway between Chicago and Des Moines, Davenport is on the border of Iowa and Illinois. The city is prone to frequent flooding due to its location on the Mississippi River, there are two main universities, Saint Ambrose University and Palmer College of Chiropractic, which is where the first chiropractic adjustment took place. Several annual music festivals take place in Davenport, including the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, The Mississippi Valley Fair, an internationally known 7-mile foot race called the Bix 7 is run during the festival. The city has a Class A minor league team, the Quad Cities River Bandits. Davenport has 50 plus parks and facilities, as well as over 20 miles of paths for biking or walking. Four interstates and two major United States Highways serve the city, Davenport has seen steady population growth since its incorporation, with an exception being the 1980s, when the population decreased due to job loss.
The Quad Cities was ranked as the most affordable metropolitan area in 2010 by Forbes, in 2007, along with neighboring Rock Island, won the City Livability Award in the small-city category from the U. S. In 2012, Davenport as well as the Quad Cities Metropolitan Area was ranked among the areas in the nation in the growth of high-tech jobs. The current mayor of Davenport is Frank Klipsch, the land was originally owned by the Sauk people, and Ho-Chunk – indigenous peoples of the Americas. In 1803 France sold it to the United States under the Louisiana Purchase, lieutenant Zebulon Pike was the first United States representative to officially visit the Upper Mississippi River area. On August 27,1805, Pike camped on the present day site of Davenport, in 1832, a group of Sauk and Kickapoo people were defeated by the United States in the Black Hawk War. The United States government concluded the Black Hawk Purchase, sometimes called the Forty-Mile Strip or Scotts Purchase, the purchase was made for $640,000 on September 21,1832 and contained an area of some 6 million acres, at a price equivalent to 11 cents/acre.
Although named after the defeated chief Black Hawk, he was being held prisoner at the time, the purchase was therefore agreed to by Sauk chief Keokuk, who had remained neutral in the war. It was made on the site of present-day Davenport, army General Winfield Scott and Governor of Illinois, John Reynolds, acted on behalf of the United States, with the future Davenport founder, half-Native, Antoine Le Claire serving as translator. Chief Keokuk gave a portion of land to Antoine Le Claires wife, Marguerite. Antoine built their home on the spot where the agreement was signed. Antoine did so, finishing the Treaty House in the spring of 1833, Davenport was established on May 14,1836 by Le Claire, and named after his friend Colonel George Davenport, who was stationed at Fort Armstrong during the war
WWE Raw, known as Monday Night Raw or simply Raw, is a professional wrestling television program that currently airs live on Monday evenings at 8 pm EST on the USA Network in the United States. The shows name is used to refer to the Raw brand, in which WWE employees are assigned to work and perform on that program. The show debuted on January 11,1993 and has since been considered as the program of WWE. Raw moved from the USA Network to TNN in September 2000, on October 3,2005, Raw returned to the USA Network, where it remains today. As of December 9,2016, all episodes of the show are now available on demand on the WWE Network, since its first episode, Raw has broadcast live from 208 different arenas in 171 cities and towns in eleven different nations. Following the 1000th episode on July 23,2012, Raw became a three-hour broadcast from two hours, a format that had previously reserved for special episodes. Beginning as WWFs Monday Night Raw, the program first aired on January 11,1993 on the USA Network as a replacement for Prime Time Wrestling, the original Raw was sixty minutes in length and broke new ground in televised professional wrestling.
Traditionally, wrestling shows were taped on sound stages with small audiences or at large arena shows, the Raw formula was considerably different from the taped weekend shows that aired at the time such as Superstars and Wrestling Challenge. Instead of matches taped weeks in advance with studio voice overs and taped discussion, Raw was a shot and aired to a live audience. Raw originated from the Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center Studios, a small New York City theater, the combination of an intimate venue and live action proved to be a successful improvement. However, the live schedule proved to be a financial drain on the WWF. From Spring 1993 up until Spring 1997, Raw would tape several weeks worth of episodes after an episode had aired. The WWF taped several weeks worth of Raw from the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York in April 1993, up until that point, unless it was part of an ongoing feud or a title match, most matches on nationally televised WWF programs were primarily squash matches.
Only Saturday Nights Main Event and The Main Event generally featured the type of matches Raw had, though unlike Raw, huge storyline-developing matches were regularly featured, such as Ric Flair vs. Mr. Perfect in January 1993, this would be Flairs last appearance in the company for almost 9 years, The 1–2–3 Kids upset victory over Razor Ramon in May 1993 would result in The Kid becoming an upper roster mainstay for years to come. Vince McMahon, Randy Savage and Rob Bartlett were the hosts of the show. Bartlett, a comedian who previously had nothing to do with the wrestling industry, Lawler has since been named as a permanent co-host for SmackDown and pre-shows. Corey Graves would replace JBL, on September 4,1995, the WWFs chief competitor World Championship Wrestling began airing its new wrestling show, Monday Nitro, live each week on TNT
Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, United States. With a population of 43,977 in 2010, it is the largest city in Rock Island County, Moline is one of the Quad Cities, along with neighboring East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois and the cities of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa. The Quad Cities has an estimate of 381,342. The city is the ninth-most populated city in Illinois outside of the Chicago Metropolitan Area. S, Quad City International Airport, Niabi Zoo, Black Hawk College, and the Quad Cities campus of Western Illinois University-Quad Cities. Moline is a hub for the Illinois Quad Cities, as South Park Mall. In the mid-1990s, the city undertook major efforts to revitalize its central business district, Molines downtown again serves as one of the civic and recreational hubs of the Quad Cities, many events take place at the 12, 000-seat iWireless Center and at John Deere Commons. Downtown Moline features hotels such as Radisson and Stoney Creek Inn, and commercial areas such as Bass Street Landing, the city of Moline is nestled beside and on a broad bluff situated between the banks of the Mississippi River and Rock River in Rock Island County, Illinois.
The citys highland areas are cut across by many ravines that break up the city into natural neighborhoods. The city is bounded to the east by East Moline and to the west by Rock Island, Moline is located approximately 165 miles west of Chicago and approximately 164 miles northwest of Springfield, Illinois. The area is served by four highways, Interstate 74, Interstate 280, Interstate 80. This airport is the third busiest one in the state of Illinois, following Chicagos OHare International Airport and Midway Airport. According to the 2010 census, the city has an area of 16.66 square miles. Temperatures reach 100 °F only several years per decade, and −20 °F readings are even rarer, the average window for freezing temperatures is October 10 thru April 24, allowing a growing season of 168 days. Snowfall averages 31.6 inches per season, but has ranged as low as 11.1 in in 1901–02 to 69.7 in in 1974–75, on average, measurable snow occurs from November 21 to March 26, and rarely in October. Unlike much of the Midwest, measurable snow has never occurred in May.
Indigenous peoples of varying cultures inhabited areas along the river over thousands of years, using it for transportation and this tribe saw the land between the Rock and Mississippi rivers as ideal for farming and fishing. In 1832 Chief Black Hawk declared war on the United States, when the war ended that year, Black Hawk and his people were forced to leave the area and go north, paving the way for more European-American settlers to enter the Mississippi Valley. Sears and a group of associates built a 600-foot stone-and-brush dam across Sylvan Slough, thereby connecting the southern bank of the Mississippi River to what is today called Arsenal Island
Seating capacity is the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, in terms of both the physical space available, and limitations set by law. Seating capacity can be used in the description of anything ranging from an automobile that seats two to a stadium that seats hundreds of thousands of people. The International Fire Code, portions of which have adopted by many jurisdictions, is directed more towards the use of a facility than the construction. It specifies, For areas having fixed seating without dividing arms and it requires that every public venue submit a detailed site plan to the local fire code official, including details of the means of egress, seating capacity, arrangement of the seating. Once safety considerations have been satisfied, determinations of seating capacity turn on the size of the venue. For sports venues, the decision on maximum seating capacity is determined by several factors, chief among these are the primary sports program and the size of the market area.
Seating capacity of venues plays a role in what media they are able to provide, in contracting to permit performers to use a theatre or other performing space, the seating capacity of the performance facility must be disclosed. Seating capacity may influence the kind of contract to be used, the seating capacity must be disclosed to the copyright owner in seeking a license for the copyrighted work to be performed in that venue. Venues that may be leased for private functions such as ballrooms and auditoriums generally advertise their seating capacity, seating capacity is an important consideration in the construction and use of sports venues such as stadiums and arenas. The seating capacity for restaurants is reported as covers, a restaurant that can seat 99 is said to have 99 covers, seating capacity differs from total capacity, which describes the total number of people who can fit in a venue or in a vehicle either sitting or standing. Use of the term public capacity indicates that a venue is allowed to more people than it can actually seat.
Again, the total number of people can refer to either the physical space available or limitations set by law
Champions Indoor Football
The merger which formed the CIF was announced on August 22,2014, after it had been rumored that the CPIFL and LSFL had been in discussions of a possible merger since July 31,2014. The Gary Dawgs, originally announced as a member of the CIF, rebranded as the Illiana Eagles after a change in ownership. At the end of the season, the four teams that made the postseason were the Sioux City Bandits, Texas Revolution, Wichita Force. On Thursday, June 11, Texas defeated Wichita 39-27, two days later, Sioux City beat Amarillo 83-52. This pitted Texas against Sioux City in Champions Bowl I on June 20 in Iowa and it was a highly-anticipated event in both Siouxland and the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as the number one offense faced the top defense. It was a game, especially at halftime, as the score was tied 35-35. The Mesquite Marshals, Salina Liberty, and Bloomington Edge have announced their entrance into the league, the league meetings were on August 19 in Dodge City, Kansas. Many league changes were announced, including Darlene Jones resigning as commissioner citing personal health-related reasons, ricky Bertz was appointed interim commissioner, with the help of Indoor Football League Hall-of-Famer, Tommy Benizio.
Stephanie Tucker joined Bertz and Benizio, announced at that time was the Northern/Southern divisional alignment. Later, on January 11,2016, Bertz stepped down to focus on his teams sales, the updated alignment had each division with six teams. The top three teams reaching the playoffs and the team with the best record in each received a bye in the first round. The division leader would play the winners of the 2 vs.3 seeds playoff game, at the end of the 2016 season, the Mesquite Marshals changed their name to the Dallas Marshals. Later, the San Angelo Bandits folded but were replaced by an expansion team called the CenTex Cavalry out of Belton. The CIF has announced the league will realign from two to four divisions, in November 2016, the Chicago Eagles announced that they had suspended operations for the 2017 season. With the departure of the two teams, the league realigned back into two conferences of seven teams, during the league winter meetings, Bertz returned to his former position of interim league commissioner.
Sonny Clark of the Texas Revolution was named as director of operations, Chicago Eagles — Played in the CIF in 2016 but suspended operations after one season with hopes to return for the 2018 season. San Angelo Bandits — Played in the CIF in 2015 and 2016 after joining from the LSFL, folded and replaced by the CenTex Cavalry for 2017. New Mexico Stars — Joined from the LSFL but left the prior to the start of the 2015 season following the resignation of the teams head coach
Summit League Men's Basketball Tournament
The Summit League mens basketball tournament is the post-season tournament for NCAA Division I conference Summit League. The winner of the tournament receives the Summit Leagues automatic bid into the NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship, the tournament was first played in 1984, when the league was known as the Association of Mid-Continent Universities. The league was known as the Mid-Continent Conference from 1989–2007. Currently, all mens teams in the Summit League receive a berth in the conference tournament. Oral Roberts left for the Southland Conference after the 2011–12 season, the Summit League Tournament Finals broadcasters Summit League Womens Basketball Tournament Summit League mens basketball page
King of the Ring (2015)
The 2015 King of the Ring was a professional wrestling tournament that were held by WWE. This was the 20th King of the Ring tournament and first since 2010 and it would feature the most recent King of the Ring, who lost in the semi-finals to Neville due to a distraction from Dolph Ziggler. In the final, Bad News Barrett defeated Neville, raw - April 27 WWE Network event - April 28 List of WWE Network events
WQAD-TV is the ABC-affiliated television station for the Quad Cities area of West-Central Illinois and Eastern Iowa that is licensed to Moline, Illinois. It broadcasts a high definition signal on UHF channel 38 from a transmitter in Orion. Owned by Tribune Broadcasting, WQAD has studios on Park 16th Street in Moline, WQAD-TV signed-on for the first time on August 1,1963. It was owned by the Moline Television Corporation, a group of 24 local investors and they had actually won the license in 1961, concerns about interference with WIRL-TV in Peoria delayed sign-on for two years. Before WQAD signed-on, ABC programming had been split between WOC-TV and WHBF-TV, from day one, WQAD aired ABC programming in color. Cowles Communications of Des Moines, Iowa purchased WQAD in 1978, in 1985, the Cowles family sold off their various media interests, with WQAD going to The New York Times Company. On May 7,2007, Local TV LLC officially took over the Times nine television stations including WQAD, on July 1,2013, Local TV LLC announced that its stations would be acquired by the Chicago-based Tribune Company, the purchase was finalized on December 27.
This made WQAD a sister station with Chicagos WGN-TV, the flagship station. WQAD was branded in the early-1980s as Active 8, Your 24 hour News Source or The Best News Around, WQAD started the Active 8 branding in 1978 and used this branding until the early 1990s. WQAD was the first television station in the Quad Cities to be on the air 24 hours a day in the late-1980s until 1991, WQADs early years are closely linked to the stations prominent anchor/reporter, Jim King. Mr. King began as the anchor and soon became the stations main anchorman until 1998. His sign-off at the end of his newscasts was always Thank you for inviting us into your home, King took cameras and gear to Vietnam for two tours of reporting on local troops. He died of an attack while shoveling his sidewalk on January 2,1999. WQAD was one of the organizations founded the Quad City Open Golf Tournament in 1971. The PGA tournament is now called the John Deere Classic and has been the topic of special broadcasts on the station for more than 35 years.
Quad-Cities baby boomers fondly remember WQADs weekly midnight Chuck Acri Creature Feature showing early Creature Features films including science fiction, WQADs early days are remembered for being the local outlet for Romper Room and its host Miss Peggy. Other syndicated programming on this station includes Dr. Phil, and this was created in 2001 and featured its Exclusive Live Triple Doppler and weather updates every fifteen minutes. On March 5,2011, WQAD discontinued the Quad Cities Weather Channel, the stations digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 38
Arena football is a variety of indoor gridiron football played by the Arena Football League and China Arena Football League. It used to be a game but the patent expired in 2007. The game is played indoors on a field than American or Canadian outdoor football, resulting in a faster. The sport was invented in 1981, and patented in 1987, by James F. Foster, Jr. a former executive of the National Football League and the United States Football League. Though not the only variant of indoor American football, it is the most widely known, and the one on which most other forms of modern indoor football are at least partially based. As a key part of plan, while residing in the Chicago area, he tested the game concept through several closed door practice sessions in late 1985. After fine tuning the rules, he secured additional operating capital to play several test games in the MetroCentre in April 1986. On June 19,1987, the Pittsburgh Gladiators hosted the Washington Commandos in the first league game after a training camp for all four charter teams in Wheaton.
AFL football operations and training was overseen by veteran college and pro head coach, Mouse Davis, the other two 1987 teams were the Chicago Bruisers and the Denver Dynamite. As the AFL grew into a league with close to 20 teams, it defined itself as a major market pro sports product. The growth and establishment of the AFL as a major market league spawned a developmental league that Foster helped co-found, a minor league called Arena Football 2, in 2000. The league was set up to operate in medium size markets around the U. S. where it has enjoyed growth under the guidance of af2 President, other people have started their own indoor football minor leagues. Arena football is played indoors, in arenas usually designed for either basketball or ice hockey teams. The field is the width and length as a standard NHL hockey rink. The scrimmage area is 50 yards long, and each end zone is approximately eight yards deep, depending on the venue in which a game is being played, the end zones may be rectangular or, where necessary because of the building design, rounded.
Each sideline has a heavily padded barrier, with the padding placed over the hockey dasher boards, the goalpost uprights are 9 feet wide, and the crossbar is 15 feet above the playing surface. Taut rebound nets on either side of the posts bounce any missed field goals back into the field of play, the ball is live when rebounding off these nets or their support apparatus. The entire goalframe and goalside rebound net system is suspended on cables from the rafters, the bottom of the two goalside rebound nets are 8 feet off the playing surface
Ellerbe Becket was an independent Minneapolis, Minnesota-based architectural, interior design and construction firm until 2009, when it was acquired by AECOM. As of May 2011 the company is doing business under the AECOM name. AECOM is ranked as one of the worlds largest architectural firms, with offices in Dallas, TX, Kansas City, MO, San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC, United Arab Emirates and Doha, Qatar. The firm currently employs 475 people in seven locations and three countries, and has designed buildings in all of the 50 states and in 20 countries, the company originally called Ellerbe & Co. was founded by Franklin Ellerbe in 1909 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Its first clients included the Mayo Clinic and 3M, thomas Ellerbe took over the company in 1921 upon his fathers death. When he retired in 1966 it became an employee-owned company, in 1987 it merged with Welton Becket and Associates of Los Angeles and became Ellerbe Becket. In 1988 it opened a sports division in Kansas City. On October 26,2009 Ellerbe Becket joined the architecture, Ellerbe Becket’s professional expertise and practice strengths in the design of healthcare, government and higher education facilities complement the global AECOM platform
The Quad-City Times is a daily morning newspaper based in Davenport and circulated throughout the Quad Cities metropolitan area. According to the Iowa Newspaper Association, the Quad-City Times has a circulation of 61,366, the newspaper is owned by Lee Enterprises, which is located in Davenport. The Quad-City Times grew from several predecessors, including the Democratic Banner, the Democratic Banner was founded in 1848, was sold in 1855 to a group of businessmen and rechristened the Iowa State Democrat. The Iowa State Democrat published its first edition on October 15 of that year, the newspaper underwent many changes through its early history, and by 1899, its circulation was 1,300 daily and 2,500 weekly. The newspaper was sold to Lee Enterprises in 1915, thereafter Cram become editor and publisher, the Blue Ribbon News began publication in 1878, by 1886, it was known as the Davenport Daily Times. The newspaper, which struggled for years, was sold in 1899 to A. W. Both newspapers continued to grow in circulation, before combining operations in 1964, the formerly separate newspapers became known as the Times-Democrat.
By 1974, with circulation expanding throughout eastern Iowa and western Illinois, in December 1989, the Quad-City Times moved into its current building at 500 E. The facility, completed at a cost of $23.8 million, includes a press room, mail room, warehouse. The facility houses Trico, the commercial printing business. The Quad-City Times has been on the edge of technology. Electronic pagination began in 1988, with all-digital photography taking root by 1994, current Quad-City Times columnists include Don Doxsie, Alma Gaul, Barb Ickes and Bill Wundram. The current editor is Autumn Phillips, deb Anselm is the publisher of the Quad-City Times. The newspaper receives Iowa political news from Lee Enterprises Des Moines bureau, the Quad-City Times published additional editions, which have since been discontinued, An Afternoon Edition that circulated for many decades only in Davenport and Bettendorf. An Illinois Edition that circulated in the Illinois Quad Cities, and throughout Rock Island and this edition went to Clinton and Jackson counties in Iowa, and Carroll and Whiteside counties in Illinois during the week.
All separate editions have since been discontinued, the Quad-City Times is available on the Amazon Kindle book reader, however without ads and most photos and tables. On Thursdays, the Bettendorf News is published, and the tabloid-sized included in newsstand and subscriber copies in Bettendorf, Le Claire, Pleasant Valley, from 1927 through sometime in the 2000s decade, the Bettendorf News was a stand-alone weekly newspaper. Since 1975, the newspaper has been owned by Lee Enterprises, and during the 2000s decade, in the past, special weekly sections were published for the Clinton, and both the upper and lower Rock Island County markets, but these have since been discontinued