Fujitsu Ltd. is a Japanese multinational information technology equipment and services company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. In 2018, it was the world's fourth-largest IT services provider measured by global IT services revenue. Fortune named Fujitsu as a Global 500 company. Fujitsu makes computing products, but the company and its subsidiaries offer a diversity of products and services in the areas of personal computing, enterprise computing, including x86, SPARC and mainframe compatible server products, as well as storage products, telecommunications, advanced microelectronics, air conditioning, it has 140,000 employees and its products and services are available in over 100 countries. Fujitsu is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 and TOPIX indices. Fujitsu is the second oldest IT company after IBM and before Hewlett Packard, established on June 20, 1935, under the name Fuji Telecommunications Equipment Manufacturing, as a spin-off of the Fuji Electric Company, itself a joint venture between the Furukawa Electric Company and the German conglomerate Siemens, founded in 1923.
Despite its connections to the Furukawa zaibatsu, Fujitsu escaped the Allied occupation of Japan after the Second World War unscathed. In 1954, Fujitsu manufactured Japan's first computer, the FACOM 100 mainframe, in 1961 launched its second generation computers the FACOM 222 mainframe; the 1968 FACOM230 "5" Series marked the beginning of its third generation computers. Fujitsu offered mainframe computers from 1955 until at least 2002 Fujitsu's computer products have included minicomputers, small business computers and personal computers. In 1955, Fujitsu founded Kawasaki Frontale as a company football club. In 1967, the company's name was changed to the contraction Fujitsū. Since 1985, the company fields a company American football team, the Fujitsu Frontiers, who play in the corporate X-League, have appeared in 7 Japan X Bowls, winning two, winning two Rice Bowls. In 1971, Fujitsu signed an OEM agreement with the Canadian company Consolidated Computers Limited to distribute CCL's data entry product, Key-Edit.
Fujitsu joined both ICL who earlier began marketing Key-Edit in the British Commonwealth of countries as well as in both western and eastern Europe. Mers Kutt, inventor of Key-Edit and founder of CCL, was the common thread that led to Fujitsu's association with ICL and Gene Amdahl. In 1986, Fujitsu and The Queen's University of Belfast business incubation unit established a joint venture called Kainos, a held software company based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 1990, Fujitsu acquired 80% of the UK-based computer company International Computers Limited for $1.29 billion. In September 1990, Fujitsu announced the launch of a new series of mainframe computers which were at that time the fastest in the world. In July 1991, Fujitsu acquired more than half of the Russian company KME-CS. In 1992, Fujitsu introduced the world's first 21-inch full-color plasma display, it was a hybrid, based upon the plasma display created at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NHK STRL, achieving superior brightness.
In 1993, Fujitsu formed a flash memory manufacturing joint venture with Spansion. As part of the transaction, AMD contributed its flash memory group, Fab 25 in Texas, its R&D facilities and assembly plants in Thailand and China. From February 1989 until mid-1997, Fujitsu built the FM Towns PC variant, it started as a proprietary PC variant intended for multimedia applications and computer games, but became more compatible with regular PCs. In 1993, the FM Towns Marty was released. Fujitsu agreed to acquire the 58 percent of Amdahl Corporation that it did not own for around $850 million in July 1997. In April 1997, the company acquired a 30 percent stake in GLOVIA International, Inc. an El Segundo, Calif. manufacturing ERP software provider whose software it had begun integrating into its electronics plants starting in 1994. In June 1999 Fujitsu's historical connection with Siemens was revived, when the two companies agreed to merge their European computer operations into a new 50:50 joint venture called Fujitsu Siemens Computers, which became the world's fifth-largest computer manufacturing company.
In April 2000, Fujitsu acquired the remaining 70% of GLOVIA International. In April 2002 ICL re-branded itself as Fujitsu. On March 2, 2004, Fujitsu Computer Products of America lost a class action lawsuit over hard disk drives with defective chips and firmware. In October 2004, Fujitsu acquired the Australian subsidiary of Atos Origin, a systems implementation company with around 140 employees which specialized in SAP. In August 2007, Fujitsu signed a £500 million, 10-year deal with Reuters Group under which Reuters outsourced the majority of its internal IT department to Fujitsu; as part of the agreement around 300 Reuters staff and 200 contractors transferred to Fujitsu. In October 2007, Fujitsu announced that it would be establishing an offshore development centre in Noida, India with a capacity to house 1,200 employees, in an investment of US$10 million. In October 2007, Fujitsu's Aust
The first magazine for women, was published in Slovenia in 1896. During the 1960s the literary magazines played a significant role in Slovenia's liberalization. In 2004 there were nearly 1,000 printed media in Slovenia, including newspapers and journals. In addition to local magazines, the Slovenian versions of foreign magazine titles, such as Playboy and Men’s Health, are distributed in the country; the following is an incomplete list of defunct magazines published in Slovenia. It covers those magazines before the independence of the country, they may be published in other languages. Anja Avtomanija Avenija Bravo Bukla Demokracija Dolenjski list Dom in svet Družina Finance Trendi Flaneur Hopla Jana Joker Hallmark Film Television Kmečki glas Lady Literati Love Style' Ljubljanski zvon Mag Maxi Mladina MM Slovenija Moj mikro Moje finance Naša kronika Naša žena Nedeljski dnevnik Nova Nova revija Obrazi Planinski Vestnik Računalniške novice Razpotja Reporter RSQ The Slovenia Times Slovenski glasnik Sodobnost Story Življenje in tehnika List of newspapers in Slovenia List of Slovene newspapers
Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects is an American architecture firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. The two principal architects are wife Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam; the firm was first founded in 1984 as Parker and Scogin, from 1984 to 2000, as Scogin Elam and Bray, from 2000 as Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects. The architects are well known for their modernist buildings playing on polemical themes; the architects have received numerous architectural awards for their works. The firm was founded in 1984 as Scogin, it became Scogin and Bray. It became Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects in 2000. Mack Scogin studied architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology and became Professor of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he was chairman of the Department of Architecture from 1990 to 1995. Merrill Elam first studied architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology, completing a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1971, before completing a master's degree in business administration at Georgia State University in 1982.
She has held several positions in schools of architecture in the Canada. The buildings of Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects have received much critical interpretation in architectural journals, but they have attracted clients with avant-gardist aspirations. "Unusually extroverted" was what magistrates asked Mack Scogin Merrill Elam to deliver for the design of a $63 million federal courthouse in Austin, Texas. New York Times architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff wrote that the building exhibited a tension "between the desire to uphold core democratic values and a growing sense of instability"; the building is conceived as its interlocking forms resting on a concrete base. Deep recesses set into the building create a play of shadow; the visual game continues inside, where the walls and walkways enclosing a lobby atrium dissolve into a cubist composition of intersecting planes. The lightness of the forms recalls the theoretical structures of Frederick Kiesler, the utopian who imagined weightless buildings suspended in air.
But if you circle around to the back of the model, the upper floors begin to shift, setting the entire structure off balance. United States Courthouse, Texas Carnegie Mellon University Gates and Hillman Centers One Midtown Plaza Lobby, Georgia Yale University Health Services Center, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center and Davis Garage, Wellesley College Ernie Davis Hall, Syracuse University, New York Harvard University Allston Campus and First Science Buildings — Harvard University, Massachusetts Gates Center for Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania Carroll A. Campbell Jr. Graduate Engineering Center, Clemson University, South Carolina Zhongkai Sheshan Villas, China Jean Grae Hargrove Music Library, University of California, Berkeley Knowlton Hall, Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University Bailey HouseStudio Mountain Tree House, Georgia, Willow Street Residence Hall, Tulane University Lee B. Philmon Branch Library U.
S. Federal Courthouse, General Services Administration, Texas, 2003 Nomentana Residence Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries Don and Sylvia Shaw Salon and Spa John J. Ross – William C. Blakley Law Library, Arizona State University Buckhead Branch Library Turner Village at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University House Chmar Carol Cobb Turner Branch Library Clayton County Headquarters Library High Museum at Georgia-Pacific Center Mark Scogin and Merrill Elam, Shutze Medal, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013 Mark Scogin and Merrill Elam, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Architecture with Mack Scogin, 2012 Mark Scogin and Merrill Elam, Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture, American Academy of Arts and Letters with Mack Scogin, 2011 Mark Scogin and Merrill Elam and Letters Award in Architecture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1995 Mark Linder, Scogin Elam & Bray. Rizzoli, New York, 1992. Jason Smart, Mack & Merrill: The Work of Scogin Elam and Bray Architects, Michigan Architecture Papers, no.7, University of Michigan College of Architecture + Urban Planning, 1999.
Jacques "Jacky" Eeckelaert is a Belgian automotive engineer who has worked in many categories of motorsport. He works for Abt Sportsline as Technical Director in the DTM. A native of Antwerp, Eeckelaert studied mechanical engineering at the Catholic University of Leuven and spent four years working in Ford's engine development department, before becoming head of the technical department of Champion's European wing, he competed as a racing driver, competing for privateer teams in Formula Ford and Formula Three. In 1985 he left Champion to become Team Manager of the Keerbergs Transport Racing team, which competed in the German and French F3 series, he moved to the DAMS International Formula 3000 team in 1991 and to the Danielson team, which ran Peugeot 905 sportscars, a year later. In 1994, Eeckelaert moved directly into the employ of Peugeot Sport overseeing the marque's championship campaign in that year's French Supertouring Championship with Laurent Aïello. For 1995, he was placed in charge of Peugeot's Formula One engine testing programme, in which capacity he liaised between the Jordan team and the Peugeot headquarters.
For the 1998 season, Peugeot switched to supplying the Prost team, Eeckelaert joined the outfit as its Chief Engineer, although his role was downgraded to cover only the test team the following year. At the end of 1999, he was offered a similar role at the Sauber team and two years returned to the Grands Prix as Kimi Räikkönen's race engineer. In 2002, he was appointed the team's Head of Track Engineering, he moved to the Honda team in 2006 as Chief Engineer in the Advanced Research programme. In 2007, he was promoted to Engineering Director, after predecessor Mark Ellis moved to sister team Super Aguri. Eeckelaert himself moved to Super Aguri, only for the team to shut down after running out money part-way through the 2008 season. After spending a year in sportscars, he returned to F1 in 2010 with the new HRT team, has been placed in charge of the team's 2012 car after Geoff Willis left the team and plans to hire Jörg Zander fell through; the Hispania F112 will be the first F1 car over which Eeckelaert will have chief responsibility to design.
Before the new car was launched, however, he left the team to work for former Hispania team principal Colin Kolles's sportscar team, running Lotus-badged LMP2 cars in the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship season. His position at Hispania was taken by Chief Designer Jean-Claude Martens. In November 2012 Eeckelaert moved to the German DTM team Abt Sportsline, where he works as Technical Director. "People: Jacky Eeckelart ". Grandprix.com. Inside F1. Retrieved 2011-11-03. "The racing career of Jacky Eeckelaert — in detail". Driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 2011-11-03. Huff, Phil. "Jacky Eeckelaert". F1network.net. SportNetwork.net. Retrieved 2011-11-03. Noble, Jonathan. "Jacky Eeckelaert to lead 2012 HRT design". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2011-11-03. Saward, Joe. "HRT confirms departures". Joesaward.wordpress.com. Joe Saward. Retrieved 2012-02-06. Saward, Joe. "HRT confirms departures". Joesaward.wordpress.com. Joe Saward. Retrieved 2012-02-06. "Drive the team forwards together: Interview with Jacky Eeckelaert".
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The Swellies is a stretch of the Menai Strait in North Wales. The most popular use of the name is for the stretch between the Britannia Bridge and the Menai Bridge, it is notable for its difficulty in safely navigating its shoals and rocks due to the whirlpools and surges that are the result of the tides washing around the island of Anglesey at different speeds. There are several small islands in The Swellies, the largest of which are Church Island and Ynys Gored Goch. Swellies is the most treacherous section of the Menai Strait. A medieval document quoted in the book'The Menai Strait' by Gwyn Pari Huws and Terry Beggs states: In that arm of the see that departeth between this island Mon and North Wales is a swelowe that draweth to schippes that seileth and sweloweth hem yn, as doth Scylla and Charybdis - therefore we may nouzt seile by this swalowe but slily at the full see. Menai Suspension Bridge Illustrated guide from the local lifeboat station Details and photographs of HMS Conway being towed through the Swellies Map sources for Swellies
KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom is a basketball club based in Skopje, North Macedonia. The club competes in the Macedonian First ABA League; the club's home ground is Jane Sandanski Arena, but due to small capacity, the matches in the ABA League and Eurocup between 2012 and 2014 were played in Boris Trajkovski Arena. Since the 2014 -- 15 season, all matches; the club is a founding shareholder of the Adriatic Basketball Association. In its history, MZT Skopje has won the Macedonian championship seven times, the Macedonian Cup nine times, the Macedonian Super Cup three times. KK Skopje was formed in 1966 by a group of enthusiasts, led by the first president of the club, Mile Melovski; the interest in basketball was high, though there were four clubs in Skopje, there was still need for more clubs. Soon after the club's establishment, a number of young players joined the club and started training on an open field in Avtokomanda; the first team roster consisted of Trpezanovski, Strezovski and Domlevski, the team coach.
Two years the club became a member of the Macedonian League. In 1971, Uroš Maljković was chosen to be the new president of the club, with Boris Sokolovski becoming the new head coach. After the reorganization of the leagues in Yugoslavia, KK Skopje gained the right to play in the Second League – South. In the first season in this league, KK Skopje finished seventh. In the second season, the team reached the First League qualifications. KK Skopje lost and due to leaving the field in Ivangrad, received a penalty of eight points for the next season. KK Skopje got relegated again to the regional league and Taki Dzikov was selected to be the head coach. In 1979, the team finished first in the Macedonian League and gained promotion for the Second Yugoslav League yet again. With this success, the factory Metalski Zavod Tito, or MZT, started investing in KK Skopje. Slobodan Mucunski, one of the leading people of MZT, became the president of the club. In 1984, MZT took the club under their wing, building the new Jane Sandanski Arena in Aerodrom.
In 1986, KK Skopje, under the new name MZT Skopje and the leadership of Lazar Lečić, reached the Yugoslav First Basketball League where they competed for two seasons. The team debuted in the Yugoslav First Basketball League in the 1986–87 season with coach Lazar Lečić, head of their "eternal rivals" Rabotnički. At that period, the most prominent individuals were Vlatko Vladičevski with an average of 16,4 points, Vojislav Zivčević with 15,6 points, Darko Knežević with 14,5 points. There was significant contribution by the former player of Partizan, Milan Medić, the former player of Crvena zvezda, Aleksandar Milivojša. In the fourth final of the play-off, Cibona eliminated MZT in two games. After the independence of Macedonia, MZT Skopje became one of the leading basketball clubs in the country. In the mid-1990s, MZT Skopje had a few successful runs in the European competitions, the most memorable being the 1996–97 season when the team played in the Raimundo Saporta Cup. In this period, MZT was led by coach Aleksandar Knjazev, the team defeated Real Madrid and Ratiopharm, has therefore qualified for the 1/16 finals, without losing one match at home in Jane Sandanski Arena.
The draw allocated. The home form continued, but the win was not enough, as Porto won at home by a bigger margin, ending MZT Skopje European season. In the Macedonian National championship, MZT was eliminated by Žito Vardar in the semifinal. In the next few seasons, MZT Skopje had a marginal role in the European cups, playing against teams like Žalgiris, ASVEL, Cholet and others. In the domestic league, MZT Skopje had a few tries to get to the championship trophy, playing in the play-off finals six times, but the team did not manage to win the championship in this period. However, MZT won four Macedonian Basketball Cups in this period, in 1996, 1997, 1999, in 2000. In 2008, after many years of the poor decision making of the management of the club, the fans decided to start a boycott in order to change the entire set of the management team of MZT Skopje. In the summer of 2009, the entire management left the club. Two weeks before the beginning of the season, MZT Skopje was left without players, youth school, sponsors.
A day before the deadline for application of teams for the current championship, the Family Aerodrom fan group organized a march in order to save the club. As a result, the club was taken over by the Municipality of Aerodrom. Due to the financial problems of the club, it had the worst season since the independence of Macedonia, so MZT Skopje had to play in the play-out to secure its place in the league. MZT therefore secured the place in the first division for the next season. In the next season, 2010–11, the club got new sponsors, there was a complete reorganization of the management set, the junior school was reactivated, defunct for eight years. All debts were repaid, the team succeeded in entering the playoff semifinals, the finals of the Macedonian Cup. After all the turmoil and upheavals in the past, after a long time, KK MZT Skopje formed a team which became a favourite for winning the first league title since its existence. Before the start of the season, an agreement has been reached with the ABA League, the team participated in the 2012–13 ABA League.
Aleksandar Todorov, on the bench of MZT several times, was appointed as a new coach. Since the last season, the team has