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Mitsubishi Motors

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Minato, Japan. In 2011, Mitsubishi Motors was the sixth-biggest Japanese automaker and the nineteenth-biggest worldwide by production. From October 2016 onwards, Mitsubishi has been one-third owned by Nissan, thus a part of the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance. Besides being part of the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance, it is a part of Mitsubishi keiretsu the biggest industrial group in Japan, the company was formed in 1970 from the automotive division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, which builds commercial grade trucks and heavy construction equipment, was a part of Mitsubishi Motors, but is now separate from Mitsubishi Motors, is owned by the German automotive corporation Daimler AG. Mitsubishi's automotive origins date back to 1917, when the Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. introduced the Mitsubishi Model A, Japan's first series-production automobile.

An hand-built seven-seater sedan based on the Fiat Tipo 3, it proved expensive compared to its American and European mass-produced rivals, was discontinued in 1921 after only 22 had been built. In 1934, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding was merged with the Mitsubishi Aircraft Co. a company established in 1920 to manufacture aircraft engines and other parts. The unified company was known as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, was the largest private company in Japan. MHI concentrated on manufacturing aircraft, railroad cars and machinery, but in 1937 developed the PX33, a prototype sedan for military use, it was the first Japanese-built passenger car with full-time four-wheel drive, a technology the company would return to fifty years in its quest for motorsport and sales success. Following the end of the Second World War, the company returned to manufacturing vehicles. Fuso bus production resumed, while a small three-wheeled cargo vehicle called the Mizushima and a scooter called the Silver Pigeon were developed.

However, the zaibatsu were ordered to be dismantled by the Allied powers in 1950, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries was split into three regional companies, each with an involvement in motor vehicle development: West Japan Heavy-Industries, Central Japan Heavy-Industries, East Japan Heavy-Industries. East Japan Heavy-Industries began importing the Henry J, an inexpensive American sedan built by Kaiser Motors, in knockdown kit form in 1951, continued to bring them to Japan for the remainder of the car's three-year production run; the same year, Central Japan Heavy-Industries concluded a similar contract with Willys for CKD-assembled Jeep CJ-3Bs. This deal proved more durable, with licensed Mitsubishi Jeeps in production until 1998, thirty years after Willys themselves had replaced the model. By the beginning of the 1960s Japan's economy was gearing up. Central Japan Heavy-Industries, now known as Shin Mitsubishi Heavy-Industries, had re-established an automotive department in its headquarters in 1953.

Now it was ready to introduce the Mitsubishi 500, a mass-market sedan, to meet the new demand from consumers. It followed this in 1962 with the Minica kei car and the Colt 1000, the first of its Colt line of family cars, in 1963. In 1964, Mitsubishi introduced its largest passenger sedan, the Mitsubishi Debonair as a luxury car for the Japanese market, was used by senior Mitsubishi executives as a company car. West Japan Heavy-Industries and East Japan Heavy-Industries had expanded their automotive departments in the 1950s, the three were re-integrated as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in 1964. Within three years its output was over 75,000 vehicles annually. Following the successful introduction of the first Galant in 1969 and similar growth with its commercial vehicle division, it was decided that the company should create a single operation to focus on the automotive industry. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation was formed on April 22, 1970 as a wholly owned subsidiary of MHI under the leadership of Tomio Kubo, a successful engineer from the aircraft division.

The logo of three red diamonds, shared with over forty other companies within the keiretsu, predates Mitsubishi Motors itself by a century. It was chosen by Iwasaki Yatarō, the founder of Mitsubishi, as it was suggestive of the emblem of the Tosa Clan who first employed him, because his own family crest was three rhombuses stacked atop each other; the name Mitsubishi consists of two parts: "mitsu" meaning "three" and "hishi" meaning "water caltrop", hence "rhombus", reflected in the company's logo. Part of Mr. Kubo's expansion strategy was to increase exports by forging alliances with well-established foreign companies. Therefore, in 1971 MHI sold U. S. automotive giant Chrysler a 15 percent share in the new company. Thanks to this deal, Chrysler began selling the Galant in the United States as the Dodge Colt, pushing MMC's annual production beyond 250,000 vehicles. In 1977, the Galant was sold as the Chrysler Sigma in Australia. By 1977, a network of "Colt"-branded distribution and sales dealerships had been established across Europe, as Mitsubishi sought to begin selling vehicles directly.

Annual production had by now grown from 500,000 vehicles in 1973 to 965,000 i

Batschari

The Zigarettenfabrik A. Batschari was a German cigar and cigarette manufacturer established in 1834 in Baden-Baden by August Batscharis. Along with other cigarette manufacturers of the period like Josef Garbáty and Manoli, Batschari was at the time a patron of the arts, employing famous artists such as Hans Rudi Erdt, Ivo Puhonny, Lucian Bernhard and Ludwig Hohlwein to produce advertising material. Today, vintage Batschari enamel signs, glass plates, cigarette boxes and posters are popular collectors' items. Heinrich Reinboldt, August Batscharis' father in law, produced high-quality handmade cigars in a rented house, with some financial success. A short time he moved production to a small factory. Batscharis subsequently took over the business, increasing the daily production from 110,000 cigarettes per year in 1899 to up to more than three million. Between 1908 and 1909 Batscharis commissioned the construction of a large factory called Batscharifabrik in Baden-Baden, between the Balzenberg and Mozart streets.

The ABC cigarette marque was by known beyond Germany, the company had outlets in most major European cities as well as in Madison Avenue in New York. During the period of radioactive quackery in the early 20th century, Batschari produced a brand of "Radium" radioactive cigarettes. In 1912 the Batscharis family lost control of the company due to what amounted to a hostile takeover by the BAT Company, who purchased a 40% voting stake in their bid to become the dominant tobacco product manufacturer in Germany. Batschari began to encounter financial difficulties in the wake of the global economic crisis of the 1920s, exacerbated by large tax increases and debt, which threatened the existence of the company and forced the city government to subsidize it with public funding to avoid losing its 2,000 jobs; the Batschari holdings were subsequently acquired by the Reemtsma Group, which produced the "Mercedes" brand name cigarettes until 1965. The 18,000 square meter Batschari manufacturing facility is considered a landmark in Baden-Baden, came to be known as Batschari Palais.

In the early 20th century it was used by the Bundeswehr for clothing storage, until it was abandoned in 2004, precipitating a conservation controversy in the city. In 2006 the building was acquired by the German development company Arcona and refurbished into a luxury hotel

American Plunge

American Plunge is a log flume water ride at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. The queueing line of this ride is parallel to the path to Silver Dollar City's steel looping coaster, Wildfire; the American Plunge notably replaced Jim Owens Float Trip, a boat ride around a man-made river with animatronics. The float trip included whirlpools and a dark cave; some sections of the original ride's man-made river were reused for the log flume and troughs from the float trip and Silver Dollar City left the rest for scenery. A large portion of the ride’s channel are no longer used, however they still exist and are used as theme in Wildfire’s overflow queue-line; the American Plunge’s theme is centered on Ozark daredevilry. The trip is a race to the plunge. Along the way you encounter others trying to beat you to the summit. Your opponents are facing obstacles of their own, tumbling off broken boat and a whirlpool. You yourself turn into a legend; the American Plunge's boats can carry a total of six passengers.

Four to six riders enter the tonic shaped flumes. You first travel through a long dark tunnel. At the end of the tunnel water sprayers threaten to get riders wet but are timed to shut off right before you go through them. After coming out of the tunnel you go by different scenes, including a man that appears to be drowning. After all of the scenes, you go through a second tunnel, up a lift-hill, down a steep drop into water. You float around the exit path back into the station. Payton, Crystal; the Story of Silver Dollar City. Rides and Attractions, American Plunge Operating Procedures. Information and Facts. American Plunge at silverdollarcity.com Park Vault article on Barr Enigennering

List of airports in Sri Lanka

This is a list of airports in Sri Lanka. Airport names shown in bold indicate the facility has scheduled passenger service on a commercial airline. List of Sri Lankan air force bases List of airports by ICAO code: V § VC – Sri Lanka Wikipedia:WikiProject Aviation/Airline destination lists: Asia#Sri Lanka "Aeronautical Information Publication". Aeronautical Information Services of Sri Lanka. Archived from the original on 2016-01-24. "Aerodrome Index Chart". Aeronautical Information Services of Sri Lanka. Archived from the original on 2016-01-24. "Location Indicators by State". International Civil Aviation Organization. 17 September 2010. P. 100. "Airline and Airport Code Search". International Air Transport Association. "Code for Trade and Transport Locations ". United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. "Search for Locations – country:LK". Great Circle Mapper. "Airports in Sri Lanka". World Aero Data. "Airports in Sri Lanka". Airport & Aviation Services Limited

Flat module

In homological algebra and algebraic geometry, a flat module over a ring R is an R-module M such that taking the tensor product over R with M preserves exact sequences. A module is faithfully flat if taking the tensor product with a sequence produces an exact sequence if and only if the original sequence is exact. Flatness was introduced by Serre in his paper Géometrie Géométrie Analytique. See flat morphism. A module M over a ring R is called flat if the following condition is satisfied: for any injective map ϕ: K → L of R-modules, the map K ⊗ R M → L ⊗ R M induced by k ⊗ m ↦ ϕ ⊗ m is injective. In other words, for R-modules K, L, J, if 0 → K → L → J → 0 is a short exact sequence M is a flat module over R if and only if 0 → K ⊗ R M → L ⊗ R M → J ⊗ R M → 0 is a short exact sequence; this definition applies if R is not commutative, M is a left R-module and K and L right R-modules. The only difference is that in this case K ⊗ R M and L ⊗ R M are not in general R-modules, but only abelian groups.

Since tensoring with M is, for any module M, a right exact functor M o d R → A b, M is flat if and only if the preceding functor is exact. It can be shown in the condition defining flatness as above, it is enough to take L = R, the ring itself, K a finitely generated ideal of R. Flatness is equivalent to the following equational condition, which may be paraphrased by saying that R-linear relations that hold in M stem from linear relations which hold in R: for every linear dependency, r T x = ∑ i = 1 k r i x i = 0 with r i ∈ R and x i ∈ M, there exist a matrix A ∈ R k × j and an element y ∈ M j such that A y = x and r T A = 0. Furthermore, M is flat if and only if the following condition holds: for every map f: F → M, where F is a finitely generated free R -module, for every finitely generated R -submodule K of ker ⁡ f, the map f factors through a map g to a free R -module G such that g = 0: Flatness is related to various other conditions on a module, such as being free, projective, or torsion-free.

This is summarized in the following graphic: Free modules are flat over any ring R. This holds since the functor L ↦ L ⊗ R ≅ ⨁ i ∈. For example, vector spaces over a field are flat modules. Direct summands of flat modules are again flat. In particular, projective modules are flat. Conversely, for a commutative Noetherian ring R, finitely generated flat modules are projective. Any flat module is torsion-free; the converse holds over the integers, more over principal ideal domains. This follows from the above characterization of flatness in terms of ideals, yet more this converse holds over Dedekind rings. An integral domain is called a Prüfer domain. Let A be a noetherian ring and I an ideal; the completion A → A ^ with respect to I is flat. It is faithfully flat if and only if I is contained in the Jacobson radical of A. Quotients of flat modules are n

Lasse Jensen (golfer)

Lasse Jensen is a Danish professional golfer who plays on the European Tour. In 2009, he won the Order of Merit for the Nordic Golf League, he has two runner-up finishes on the Challenge Tour at the 2014 Barclays Kenya Open. He qualified for the 2013 European Tour by finishing on the final number at European Tour Qualifying School. For the 2015 European Tour, Jensen finished in 144th place on the Order of Merit, but retained his playing card by way of European Tour Qualifying School. Jensen finished 2nd at the 2016 Nordea Masters; this finish qualified him for the 2016 Open Championship. 2009 Ledreborg Danish PGA Championship CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied 2012 European Tour Qualifying School graduates 2014 European Tour Qualifying School graduates 2015 European Tour Qualifying School graduates Lasse Jensen at the European Tour official site Lasse Jensen at the Official World Golf Ranking official site