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Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. is a Japanese public multinational corporation known as a manufacturer of motorcycles, heavy equipment and defense equipment, rolling stock and ships. It is active in the production of industrial robots, gas turbines and other industrial products; the company is named after its founder Shōzō Kawasaki, has dual headquarters in Chūō-ku, Kobe and Minato, Tokyo. KHI is known as one of the three major heavy industrial manufacturers of Japan, alongside Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and IHI. Prior to World War II, KHI was part of the Kobe Kawasaki zaibatsu, which included Kawasaki Steel and Kawasaki Kisen. After the war, KHI became part of the DKB Group. Kawasaki is active in a diverse range of the aerospace industry; the Company is a contractor for the Japanese Ministry of Defense and has built aircraft such as the C-1 transport aircraft, T-4 intermediate jet trainer, the P-3C antisubmarine warfare patrol airplane. Since 2007, it has built the P-1 maritime patrol aircraft, since 2010, it has built the C-2 transport aircraft.

Kawasaki builds helicopters, including the BK117, jointly developed and manufactured with MBB. It produces the CH-47J / JA helicopter. In the commercial aviation business, the company is involved in the joint international development and production of large passenger aircraft, it is involved in joint development and production of the Boeing 767, Boeing 777 and Boeing 787 with The Boeing Company, the 170, 175, 190 and 195 jets with Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica. It is involved in the joint international development and production of turbofan engines for passenger aircraft such as the V2500, the RB211/Trent, the PW4000 and the CF34. Kawasaki works for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency; the Company was responsible for the development and production of the payload fairings, payload attach fittings and the construction of the launch complex for the H-II rocket. It continues to provide services for the H-IIA rocket. Kawasaki has participated in projects such as the development of reusable launch vehicles for spacecraft that will handle future space transport, space robotics projects such as the Japanese Experiment Module for the International Space Station, the HOPE-X experimental orbiting plane and the docking mechanism for the ETS-VII.

Main products Aircraft Space systems Helicopters Simulators Jet engines Missiles Electronic equipment Kawasaki is Japan's largest manufacturer of rolling stock. It began operations in the industry in 1906, it manufactures express and commuter trains, subway cars, freight trains, locomotives and new transit systems. Kawasaki is involved in the development and design of high-speed trains such as Japan's Shinkansen. Main Products Electric cars Monorails Passenger coaches and freight cars Diesel locomotives Electric locomotives Platform screen door systems Passenger coaches and freight cars integrated transit systems Shipbuilding is the historical industry in which Kawasaki Heavy Industries was created and developed, as from the company's 1878 founding as the Kawasaki Dockyard Co. Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, its product range include high-performance LNG and LPG carriers, container ships, bulk carriers and VLCCs, as well as submarines.

The Company is involved in the development of offshore structures and research vessels. Kawasaki produces marine machinery and equipment, including main engines, propulsion systems, steering gears and fishing machinery. Kawasaki has shipyards at Kobe and Sakaide, Kagawa.. The company builds ships as a part of joint ventures with COSCO in China, i.e. the Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co. Ltd. in Nantong and the Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co. Ltd. in Dalian, China. Main products LNG carriers LPG carriers Container ships High speed vessels Submarines VLCCs Bulk carriers Offshore structures Marine machinery and equipment Kawasaki's key offering are high-performance gas turbines; the company is involved in development of new energy sources as an alternative to fossil fuels such as wind power generation, biomass power generation, photovoltaic systems and rechargeable batteries. Main products Small and medium-sized gas turbine generators Gas turbine cogeneration systems Gas Engines Wind turbine generators Ash handling systems Combined cycle power plants Nuclear power plant equipment Boilers Kawasaki develops and builds a vast array of industrial plants and equipment, including large cement and nonferrous metal plants, prime movers, compact precision machinery.

It offers industrial plant engineering from design to sales. Kawasaki develops automation systems. Industrial robots for processes such as assembly, welding and sealing, as well as automation systems for distribution and logistics such as automated product- and cargo-handling systems for plants and airports. Main products Industrial plants Industrial robots Aerodynamic machinery Hydraulic equipment Kawasaki is involved in the development of equipment that prevents pollution in a wide range of industries. Among the leading products are fuel gas desulfurization and denitrification systems, ash handling systems; the Company supplies municipal refuse incineration plants and melting systems, sewage treatment and sludge incineration plants. Kawasaki has been developing systems that enable a wide range of municipal and industrial waste to be recovered and put to new use; such systems include refuse paper and plastic fuel production facilities that convert wastepaper/plastics into an easy-to-h

Estanislao Figueras

Estanislao Figueras y de Moragas was a Spanish politician who served as the first President of the First Spanish Republic from 12 February to 11 June 1873). Figueras was born in Barcelona, he led the Republican Party after Queen Isabella II was overthrown in 1868. He became President after King Amadeo abdicated, he was succeeded as President by Francisco Pi y Margall. After the 1875 restoration of the monarchy he withdrew from public life, he died in Madrid in 1882. He is famous for having said, after one more fruitless Council of Ministers: "Gentlemen, I can not stand this anymore. I will be frank to you: I am up to my bollocks of all of us." Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed Sánchez-Solís, Manuel. El republicanismo y el federalismo español del siglo XIX: la búsqueda de un nuevo orden político y social al servicio de los ciudadanos. Centro de Investigación y Estudios Republicanos. P. 204. ISBN 9788461294497

Teresina Bontempi

Teresina Bontempi was an Italian-speaking Swiss writer and editor from Canton Ticino, Switzerland. She promoted Italian irredentism in southern Switzerland in the 1930s with her magazine L' Adula. In 1912 she founded the magazine "L' Adula" whose publishing program was: "Fight for justice and persistent assertion of our Italian soul; the first movement reflects a decided reaction against unspeakable cowardice of our life, the latter are common to all countries are left alone, worked by medieval lords, where the culture is poor. The second point is to say and unassailable, our Italian-..." Her name is linked to the Italian irredentism of Ticino and the newspaper/magazine The Adula of which she was the director. It was at the centre of an ongoing controversy in Ticino and in Switzerland throughout the first half of the 20th century between 1912 and 1936; the father, was Secretary of the Department of Education of the Canton Ticino and Teresina studied to become an Inspector of elementary schools of the canton.

The activity of Teresina Bontempi should be seen in relation to the severe economic and social conditions in, the Ticino between the two world wars, with reference to Italian culture and language with the resulting claims submitted to federal authorities in 1924 and supported by all parties in Ticino. Together with a friend, Rosetta Colombi, she founded the magazine "The Adula", printed in Bellinzona, in which she denounced in particular the alleged progressive Germanisation, undergoing the Canton Ticino; the tone of the newspaper was sharpened under Benito Mussolini's influences in the 1930s, reaching some pro-fascist sympathies for Italian irredentism. In this newspaper collaborated known exponents of culture, not only from Ticino, but from the Kingdom of Italy: Giuseppe Prezzolini, Giovanni Papini, Giani Stuparich, Scipio Slataper and others, she was the favourite pupil of Maria Montessori, who introduced her teaching methods in the Canton Ticino thanks to Bontempi. The Swiss authorities began to persecute her in 1933 closed several times her newspaper/magazine and removed her from teaching.

In 1935 she was convicted on charges of irredentism and spent a few months in jail, which she served in the prison of Lugano. She retired from all activities, exiled to Italy and from 1936 to 1945 resided in Parma near her brother. Back in Switzerland, was relegated to her town of Menzonio and went to the hospital of Cevio, where she died in perfect solitude and deliberately forgotten. In the 1990s Elda Simonett-Giovanoli, another Italian speaking Swiss writer, has remembered her as a woman who nearly alone defended her opinions with courage. In exile in Italy Bontempi wrote her Diary of Captivity, published in the postwar period. Numbers of "The Adula". T. Bontempi,Diary of captivity. Armando Dadò publisher. Locarno, 1999. Ferdinand Crespi. Unredeemed Ticino; the border dispute. From the cultural battle of the'Adula: "invasion plans. Franco Angeli ed. Milan, 2004. Sapphires, Gabriel; the Empire that Mussolini dreamed for Italy, The Boopen publisher. Pozzuoli. October 2008 Italia irredenta Canton Ticino Italian Swiss

The Beast (game)

The Beast is an alternate reality game developed by Microsoft to promote the 2001 film A. I. Artificial Intelligence. Entry points to the game embedded into the film's promotion centered on the fictional Jeanine Salla and the death of her friend Evan Chan. In 2142, Jeanine learns that Evan was murdered and her investigation uncovers a network of murders of humans and artificial intelligences; the game launched on March 8, 2001 and continued running past its scheduled end date on June 29, the film's release date. Players were led through a network of websites created by Warner Bros. registered to fake names, further clues were given in subsequent promotional materials and events for the film. The game drew a large, tight-knit player base who created online groups dedicated to the game, most prominently the Yahoo! Group Cloudmakers; the Beast was described as "unprecedented by Hollywood standards" and is considered among the most influential early alternate reality games. The Beast centers around the fictional Jeanine Salla, who investigates the death of her friend Evan Chan and discovers a cover-up involving a string of murdered humans and artificial intelligences.

Players were led through a network of over forty websites created by Warner Bros. via clues left in trailers, print ads, telephone messages, live promotional events for the film A. I. Artificial Intelligence; the game launched on March 8, 2001 and continued running past its scheduled end on June 29, the release date for the film. Set in 2142 forty years after A. I. Artificial Intelligence, Evan Chan is said to be killed in a boating accident aboard his artificial intelligence-enhanced boat Cloudmaker. Dr. Jeanine Salla leads an investigation, she discovers that he was having an affair with Venus, a companion bot reprogramed to kill Evan, that the ensuing cover-up triggers further murders of humans and artificial intelligences. The Mann Act is brought before the legislature and the president and put to referendum to decide if artificial intelligence will be treated equal to human citizens. Clues to the game were distributed through trailers, print ads, telephone messages, live promotional events for the film A.

I. Artificial Intelligence and in graffiti in public restrooms in major cities throughout the United States. Online, the game was presented through numerous websites in text, photograph and audio based formats. Players entered the game through one of three entry points, called "rabbit holes" by the development team, centering on Dr. Jeanine Salla: trailers and posters credited Jeanine Salla as the production's "sentient machine therapist", a phone number hidden in another trailer led to Jeanine, a promotional poster sent to technology and entertainment media outlets had a code stating, "Evan Chan was murdered. Jeanine is the key." The Beast was launched on March 8, 2001. In April, Harry Knowles of Ain't It Cool News received an email from someone calling himself "claviusbase," a reference to 2001: A Space Odyssey, urging he search the internet for Jeanine Salla, he obliged and discovered numerous websites registered to the same IP address, including one for a Bangalore World University, founded in 2028 and claiming to be Jeanine's employer.

He posted an article about the websites to the Ain't It Cool News website on April 11, drawing 25 million hits to The Beast websites that day and over 22,000 messages about The Beast to Ain't It Cool News over two months. CNN stated. In May, during a presentation of A. I Artificial Intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, producer Kathleen Kennedy and actor Haley Joel Osment accepted a question from a presumedly planted audience member about their experience working with Jeanine Salla, Kennedy afterward distributed business cards for Jeanine containing another game clue; that month, "Anti-Robot Militia" rallies in New York City and Los Angeles were staged with actors pretending to protest artificial intelligence. Jeanine Salla and other characters of The Beast are listed in the film's closing credits. Cloudmakers, named after the boat on which Evan was murdered, is a Yahoo! Group and website dedicated to the game; the Cloudmakers website was described to be among the first dedicated to the game.

Though the total number of players was uncertain, the Cloudmakers group was said to include a majority of the player base. Before the film's release 4,500 to nearly 5,000 users were registered to the group's message board; the founder of the website stated in June 2001 that the discussion list generated tens of thousands of messages weekly. The game was being developed. While most players came to the plotlines after they had been solidified, the Cloudmakers group was on the cutting edge of the game, pushing the game's developers and influencing the plot. Warnings and messages sent by Cloudmakers members to characters in the story turned up in the plot, designs/blueprints and databases produced by the group were referenced by and featured on in-game websites and magazines. After the game, the Puppetmasters admitted that they relied on the vast storehouse of knowledge amongst the Cloudmakers and other player groups to be able to meet any puzzle the designers created. For instance, a puzzle near the end of The Beast required that the players understand lute tablature, sure enough there were Cloudmakers who could solve it.

Though The Beast does not directly reference A. I Artificial Intelligence, the film's producer Kathleen Kenne

Decadence Dance

Decadence Dance is the opening track and lead single from Boston rock band Extreme's 1990 album Pornograffitti. The song begins with the sound of a thunderstorm, the piano intro plays; the edited version removes the piano intro. The single was not successful in the United States, although it had minor success in the UK, peaking at No. 36 - their first single to appear in the United Kingdom's top 40. The song is recorded in the glam metal style prevalent on the album, although Extreme's usual style was funk metal; the video starts off with a speech from "William Baxter" of "Parents for a Wholesome America", talking about things children can do to have a wholesome childhood. He starts playing a recorder as the wall behind him raises revealing the band and dancers performing on stage. Alex Winter, best known for playing Bill in the Bill and Ted films, directed the video. UK AMCD 773, 1991 1. Decadence Dance 4:32 2. Money 4:04 3. More Than Words - exclusive bonus track 4:11 4. Decadence Dance 6:51 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Mercedes-Benz M139 engine

The M139 is a successor of M133, a turbocharged inline-four engine produced by Mercedes-Benz, for the next generation A45 AMG and A45 S AMG. It is a first four-cylinder engine by AMG to be specified with two outputs, to be assembled by hand using "one man, one engine" philosophy, to be equipped with combined port and direct fuel injection system. At 310 kW, M139 is the world's most powerful four-cylinder engine in serial production with specific output of 208 hp per litre or 104 hp per cylinder; the M139 engine is based on the current Mercedes-Benz M260 engine, an upgraded version of the outgoing M270, sharing the same bore and stroke dimension as well as the block. Unlike the normal M260, the AMG engineers rotated the engine block 180 degrees so that the intake system is in the front of the engine while the turbochargers and exhaust headers are situated between the engine and firewall; the rotation optimises the air flow for higher performance and with shorter distance and fewer diversions.

This leads to the "allows the flattest possible and aerodynamically advantageous front section design." The exhaust valves in M139 engine are bigger than ones in M133 engines for higher flow. The compression ratio is raised to 9.0:1 for M139 from 8.6:1 for M133. The two-stage fuel injection system, a first in AMG four-cylinder engine, has the piezo injectors delivering the fuel directly into the combustion chambers as first stage and solenoid valves in the manifolds as second stage for increased specific output; the M139 engine has 480 N ⋅ m for the base version. 2019- Mercedes CLA 45 AMG 4MATIC+ 2020- Mercedes A-Class 45 AMG 4MATIC+ 2021- Mercedes GLA 45 AMG 4MATIC+ 2019- Mercedes CLA 45 S AMG 4MATIC+ 2020- Mercedes A-Class 45 S AMG 4MATIC+ 2021- Mercedes GLA 45 S AMG 4MATIC+