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SMSCOIN is a mobile payment systems provider which specializes in SMS payments in particular, provides premium SMS services in 92 countries supporting hundreds of mobile carrier networks worldwide. The main goal of the project was, still is to cover as many countries worldwide as possible, if to judge by its past and recent achievements SmsCoin project has managed to keep the title of leading company on the mobile payments market worldwide throughout its existence. SmsCoin project was launched in July 2006 with only 4 countries offering 3 of the following services: sms:chat, sms:key and sms:bank. During month of November additional service called sms:transit was developed, closer to the end of the year 13 countries became available; the beginning of 2007 was marked by adding a few more countries as well as developing innovative extensions for browsers and a MIDlet that made it easier for SmsCoin' partners to access the statistics of their websites using mobile phones. English version of the website was presented in February.

Its anniversary SmsCoin celebrated with 5 different sms:services across 18 countries worldwide working with over 5 thousand partners and processing more than a million SMS messages. Year 2008 began with presenting a new program for developing ready-to-use modules for popular CMS, 10 of which were published on the website as well as brand new service sms:content was launched. In April SmsCoin announced the connection of 30 countries worldwide. During this harsh period caused by a fierce competition on mobile payments market the project prospered due to higher payouts as well as enabling partners to choose their own short codes. Additionally, across Russia the payouts were made in rubles, partners could request their revenue share payout once every 5 days which than was quite extraordinary. Throughout October till November additional achievements were presented - first of all a global support was launched unifying all means of contact using Instant messaging. Secondly, SmsCoin now offered its services across so much as 40 countries.

In March 2009 SmsCoin announced a series of events starting with greater coverage - 50 countries, connecting several Latin American countries at once, next 6 Middle Eastern countries followed in May. 3rd anniversary celebration opened with a brand new and refreshing website design and structure improvement which made it much more convenient to work with. A new service called sms:donate was launched. Towards the end of the year SmsCoin project covered as much as 65 countries including its latest "acquisitions": China, Hong Kong. Throughout 2009 ready-to-use scripts library was expanded as part of an improvement plan that began in 2008 and continues to this day forward. Good karma came in the beginning of 2010 when SmsCoin project connected the following countries India and Cyprus which considered to be unique on the mobile payments market. Moreover, during the summer of 2010 SmsCoin has connected 9 additional countries: Italy, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Panama, Thailand, by achieving that establishing itself a unique key leader within the mobile payments market.

By November 2010 SmsCoin connected 87 countries. Connection of new countries was established, together with the increase of available rates range; the library of ready-made scripts for various CMS is extended. SmsCoin is a public open-source project with free registration, provides several unique and innovative features both on Russian and international markets as follows: extensive coverage in more than 92 countries, some of which cannot be found on any other similar service complete library of ready-to-use modules for various CMS and instant solutions for various ideasAs qualified competitor SmsCoin project have captured the attention of various well-known projects such as HeroCraft, Alawar Entertainment, Depositfiles SmsCoin service has been used for the purposes of fraud, despite the fact that all fraud attempts have been blocked, the service has been criticized for its simplified registration process and services setup and maintenance. Mobile payments Mobile commerce service provider Fortumo Zong mobile payments Mopay Official website

Gasan Umalatov

Gasan Nasrulaevich Umalatov is a Russian mixed martial artist of Dargin descent. He competed in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Gasan Umalatov was born on November 3, 1982 in the village of Mekegi, Levashinsky District, Russia, in one old years he with family moved to Zenzeli, Astrakhan Oblast. In Russian Navy he trained Boxing and Hand-to-hand army fight. Gasan has two degrees, he is a devout Sunni Muslim. Umalatov made his UFC debut against Neil Magny on February 1, 2014 at UFC 169. Umalatov lost the fight via unanimous decision. Umalatov faced Paulo Thiago on May 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale, he won the fight via unanimous decision. Umalatov faced Cathal Pendred on October 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 53, he lost the fight via split decision. Umalatov was expected to face Sérgio Moraes on April 11, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 64. However, Umalatov pulled out of the bout on March 28 due to an injury, he was replaced by Mickael Lebout. Umalatov faced Viscardi Andrade on November 7, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 77.

He was subsequently released from the promotion. List of current UFC fighters List of male mixed martial artists Professional MMA record for Gasan Umalatov from Sherdog Gasan Umalatov at UFC

Public-private partnerships in Canada

Public-private partnerships in Canada, is a form of alternative service delivery that involves a formal collaborative arrangement between the public and private sector in several initiatives. This process can be done by pooling resources together to meet a common goal, or having the private sector focusing on carrying out specific societal responsibilities. There are several subcategories; the forms of P3s in Canada include: build–operate–transfer, company-owned-government-operated, government-owned-company-operated. Public–private partnerships are known for being used for infrastructure projects; the history of P3 projects in Canada can be understood in two waves: the first wave and the second wave. Since its Canadian origins, over 220 projects have been facilitated; the first and most known examples of P3 projects are Highway 407 in Ontario, The Royal Ottawa Hospital, the Confederation Bridge linking New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. The original rationale of P3s was to provide cities with top quality infrastructure without creating more direct public sector debt.

P3s work in theory because they make use of the expertise and innovation of the private sector and sometimes the incentive of capital market to enhance public projects. In some situations, the private sector has better means than the public sector of delivering a service with efficiency. Having P3s are meant to produce more gain rather than loss, whether economic or societal. A lot of the risk involved in different projects, one being financial responsibility can either be shared, or put upon the private sector. PPP Canada is a crown corporation developed by the government, with the duty of contracting out several services to the private sector, as well as provide funding on both federal and provincial levels. P3s in Canada have received notable criticism from scholars and the media; the original complaints revolved around the issues of accountability, high up front cost, the user fee rates of some projects. Discrepancies between steering and rowing, level of public interest, labour relations and accountability, savings and performance are topics of P3 debates.

Critics question how some the conflicting values and operations of the independent public and private sector effect the ability to achieve desired goals efficiently. The most common debate is how the goal of economic gain in public sector values interacts with the public sector value of public good. Evidence in favor of P3s and against P3s are available. Starting in the 1990s, there has been over two hundred and twenty P3 projects that have been initiated in Canada; the provinces that started and have used P3s the most include Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec. The P3 projects can be categorized by breaking them up into sections; the first wave of P3s in Canada were launched between the 1990s and early 2000s. The most notable projects from this time include the Highway 407 in the Greater Toronto Area, the Royal Ottawa Hospital in Ontario, the Brampton Civic Hospital in Ontario, the Confederation Bridge linking Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick; the development of a significant number of schools in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick were under the P3 BOOT model.

At the end of the first wave, a lot of the new P3 projects included water treatment plants and municipal sport complexes across Canada. The outcomes of first wave as a whole did not meet the public interest and was scrutinized by several groups including scholars, the media, auditors. Several complaints revolved around topics such as complex concessions, lack of transparency and accountability, high private financial costs, so on; the Second wave of P3s can be categorized between the early 2000s till present day. The heavy scrutiny of the first wave of P3s lead to shaping this wave with a higher importance on meeting expectations and making P3s more politically acceptable with main stakeholder groups. In 2002, British Columbia created the “Capital Asset Management” policy, with a framework, adopted by other provincial governments, spread across the country; the framework can be be stated as "P3 first" policies where the government should always consider using P3s for infrastructure projects when the cost reaches a specific threshold.

It states that a special PPP agencies should be created to advocate as well as deliver PPP projects in Canada. The provincial governments lead the P3 initiative in the second wave, using it to initiate projects such as healthcare facilities, justice facilities and bridges. In 2009, Steven Harper initiated the commitment of the federal government to P3 infrastructure by creating a crown corporation. PPP Canada wishes to invest in public infrastructure though P3s to contribute to long term economic benefits, maximum value to appeal to public interest; this corporation has a “P3 Canada fund” where provinces and municipalities can apply for funding from the federal government. The second wave was an improvement of the first. Since P3 projects have been more used in areas such as Local road Infrastructure, public transit infrastructure and wastewater infrastructure. P3s have been used in projects such as Brownfield Redevelopment Infrastructure, Core National Highway system infrastructure, Green Energy Infrastructure and local airport infrastructure, water infrastructure, solid waste management infrastructure.

There are several rationales behind having P3s in Canada as an alternative form of service delivery. Overall, Having P3s are meant to produce more g

Kaiju Girl Caramelise

Kaiju Girl Caramelise is a seinen manga series by Spica Aoki. The plot centers around a student named Kuroe Akaishi who suffers from a mysterious illness, how it may impact her newfound love interest. Kaiju Girl Caramelise appeared as a serial in the monthly manga magazine Monthly Comic Alive starting in early 2018. Kadokawa Shoten has published the chapters in three bound volumes as of October 2019. American publishing company Yen Press licensed the series for an English-language translation in North America. Two of these volumes have been released so far. Reception of the first translated volume has been positive, with reviewers calling the series "enjoyable". Kuroe Akaishi is an outcast at school, she suffers from a incurable illness that causes deformations in her body at random times. She is surprised one day to find that Arata Minami, a popular guy in her class, starts to pay attention to her and questions the weird new feelings she has around him, it isn't long before her mother confesses to Kuroe that she is in fact a kaiju, which confirmed a realistic "dream" the prior night that involved her monster form rampaging through Tokyo.

Kuroe struggles and is dismissive of the information, worries that Arata will not accept her for what she is. Kuroe Akaishi The protagonist of the story, Kuroe has been suffering from a mysterious illness for at least sixteen years that causes abnormal body growth and disfigurement; this has led Kuroe to become an outcast feeling. She has a pet dog named "Jumbo King". Arata Minami Arata is a popular guy in Kuroe's school, he takes interest in Kuroe, revealing that he too wants to be out of the spotlight, lost a lot of weight to become the person he is known as. This irritates the other jealous school girls crushing on him who cannot understand what he sees in Kuroe. Yuriko Akaishi Kuroe's devoted mother, Arata is shown to be there for her daughter against judgmental people knowing full well that she is a Kaiju, she is a big fan of the singer Ayumi Hamasaki. Kaiju Girl Caramelise was first serialized in the monthly seinen magazine Monthly Comic Alive in February 2018, compiled into volumes. Spica Aoki had previous works serialized in magazines aimed towards girls, so she was worried when a male-targeted magazine picked up her series.

Aoki thought she would have to make the series aimed more towards guys until her editors advised her that "this story works best as shōjo" though it was in a seinen magazine. The first volume was published by Kadokawa Shoten on June 23, 2018, three bound volumes have so far been published by the company. On November 18, 2018, North American publisher Yen Press announced at Anime NYC that they had licensed the series; the first English Language volume was released on June 25, 2019, with announced future dates for the other volumes. The English-language adaptation of Kaiju Girl Caramelise has received positive ratings: Rebecca Silverman from Anime News Network gave the first volume an overall "B+" rating, saying that the story works on "both metaphoric and literal levels". While Silverman praised the "fun" art, she was critical of a few confusing pages and two of the characters, she called the volume overall an "enjoyable blend of adolescent metaphor". Sean Gaffney from "A Case Suitable for Treatment" called the first volume a "lot of fun", saying that the main character is intelligent and likeable.

Gaffney goes on to say that he hoped the series would not go towards a "yuri" direction based on one of the character's actions, that the series as a whole was lighthearted, "sweet in its own way". Brigid Alverson included the manga in a "Best of June 2019" grouping saying that the story is about a teen romance that "runs far, far off the rails". Official website at Monthly Comic Alive Kaiju Girl Caramelise at Anime News Network's encyclopedia

Willi Neuberger

Willi Neuberger is a German former professional football defender. He played from 1966 until 1983 in the Bundesliga for Borussia Dortmund, Werder Bremen, Wuppertaler SV and Eintracht Frankfurt. With Eintracht he won the DFB-Pokal in 1975 and 1981 and UEFA Cup in 1980. With his 520 Bundesliga appearances he was the record player for a long time before he was overtaken by teammate Karl-Heinz Körbel, he is eighth on the all-time appearance list of the Bundesliga. He won two caps for West Germany in 1968. Willi Neuberger at Willi Neuberger at Willi Neuberger at