Alexander Nesis is the founder, president and CEO of the ICT Group, a private equity firm headquartered in Moscow, which invests in the finance, precious metals and engineering sectors. Born in Leningrad in 1962, Nesis studied radiochemistry at the prestigious Lensovet Leningrad Institute of Technology. After graduation he worked as master supervisor at the Baltic Shipbuilding Yard, which produced a variety of ships including nuclear icebreakers and submarines. In the early 1990s, Nesis left the shipyard to set out as an entrepreneur, opting to work for himself rather than for the state. Together with a small group of business partners, he first concentrated on the production of materials derived from uranium deposits located in the deserts of Uzbekistan. In 1991, the same group of entrepreneurs embarked upon a new venture to invest in the shipbuilding and metals industries. In 1993, their company became known as the ICT Group. In the same year, having made his fortune, Nesis returned to the Baltic Shipbuilding Yards as its controlling shareholder and Head of Board of Directors.
The ICT Group, founded by Nesis in the early 1990s, is now one of the largest owned investment and industrial companies in Russia. It has a large office in St. Petersburg, it invests in, develops and manages assets in wide range of industries, including the banking and financial industry and mining, precious metal production, heavy engineering, logistics and development. At present, the portfolio of assets under the Group's management includes such recognized leaders in their respective industries as NOMOS-BANK, Khanty-Mansi Bank and Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant; the Group holds large equity stakes in the potash producer Uralkali and Baltic Leasing. The group's assets are located in Russia, but it has interests in Kazakhstan. According to ICT's website, the total value of its assets under management stands at $8 billion. Nesis and the ICT Group's preferred business strategy is to set up a project and grow it until it can be run independently. ICT has been described as a kind of incubator, which holds on to investments while they are in the design or technical research stage before spinning them out separately when they have reached a critical mass.
In terms of engineering, he places a strong emphasis on the design stage: "If you make a mistake at the design stage, that's difficult to repair. If you make a mistake at the construction page, it's easier to repair it's important to find the right technology solution." President of the ICT Group Nesis served as Chairman of the Board of Directors at OAO Baltiysky Zavod between 1993 and 1998 and 2002-2005 Acted as General Director and a member of the Board of Directors at Polymetal, 1998–2003 Serves as Member of the Board of Directors at OAO Uralkali, 2010–present As of March 2012, Forbes put Nesis's personal wealth at $3.1 billion, putting him at No.367 in its list of billionaires and making him No.31 in Russia
"Belong to the World" is a song by Canadian singer The Weeknd from his debut studio album Kiss Land. The song was released as the album's second single on July 16, 2013. On July 6, 2013, The Weeknd unveiled "Belong to the World" to the general public at the Mod Club Theatre in Toronto, Canada; the song's lyrics revolve around falling in love with the wrong person and are about a serious relationship that The Weeknd once had. The music video for "Belong to the World" was first released on July 15, 2013 via MTV, it was uploaded to The Weeknd's Vevo account on YouTube the day following on July 16, 2013. The video was directed by Anthony Mandler, it has so far been viewed over 18 million times. The song gained some controversy due to Geoff Barrow of Portishead accusing The Weeknd of sampling the drums used in their song "Machine Gun" without their permission; the Weeknd would deny the accusations and no lawsuits came as a result of the contest
One Finger Death Punch is a beat'em up video game developed and produced by Canadian indie studio Silver Dollar Games. It was released for Xbox 360 on June 24, 2013 and Microsoft Windows on March 3, 2014 was ported to Android on March 25, 2015 and ported to iOS on June 12, 2015; the game has two main modes. In the campaign, the player must navigate a map and beat all of the levels whilst the survival mode has the player fight as long as they can before dying. One Finger Death Punch is an indie beat'em up video game where players must survive rounds of enemies in the many different stages using the left and right mouse buttons. Players press either the left or right button, corresponding to which side of their character the enemies are on. There are three difficulty modes both in the story mode and the survival mode: Student and Grandmaster; these difficulty levels have an effect on how many enemies there are in each stage, the speed of each round, number of hit-points that the player has. There are many different rounds in the story mode that each have different weapons, special requirements, unique elements of gameplay.
Some of these include the Light Sword or Nunchaku rounds, where the enemies are all one hit, but they increase in speed and number as time goes on. Boss battles consist of one enemy that has a health bar and requires a certain pattern of buttons to defeat; the pattern is displayed to the user by blue and red bars that represent in what order the player should press the left and right buttons, respectively. Missing a button press or pressing the incorrect mouse button will result in the boss hitting the player. There are a few versions of the survival mode within One Finger Death Punch. Plain survival mode will place the player in an endless Mob Round with some of the other unique gameplay sections randomly occurring, such as a Light Sword section. Blind survival mode makes it so the player cannot see the bar underneath enemies indicating how many times they must be hit and in what order, nor the indication of when they are in range; the player can only rely their reaction time and the color of the enemies, with prompts appearing only for enemies that require a special combination of button presses.
There is a third, secret survival mode, the plain survival mode crossed over with Silver Dollar Games' No Luca No, where the player must push away a cat named Luca from the center of the screen using the mouse cursor as Luca appears from the left and right side of the screen, blocking the view. Unlocking the second and third survival modes requires at least 500 kills in a round of the preceding survival mode. One Finger Death Punch received positive reviews from critics, praising its simple controls, large amount of content and its visual style. However, critics picked up on the game's repetitive nature. Erwan Lafleuriel from Gameblog commented on One Finger Death Punch's simple controls by saying that the game was "Easy to learn, but challenging enough to pass many levels with honours". Hooked Gamers' Matt Porter said that people "could play One Finger Death Punch with one finger", he concluded the review commenting about the simplistic game mechanics with "The depth behind the simplistic control scheme is impressive up to a point, until it all starts to get a bit samey".
One Finger Death Punch 2 was announced on the Silver Dollar Games Facebook page on March 3, 2018, quote, "One Finger Death Punch 2 coming when it's ready." The game was released on 15 April 2019
Prof. B. S. Sahay is the Founder Director, Indian Institute of Management Jammu, he was the Director of Indian Institute of Management Raipur, Management Development Institute 2009–2010, Gurgaon and Institute of Management Technology 2005–2009, Ghaziabad. Sahay completed his B. Tech from BIT Sindri and received his M. Tech. and Ph. D from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, he is serving as Director of Indian Institute of Management Jammu. He was the Director of Indian Institute of Management Raipur, Management Development Institute 2009–2010, Gurgaon and Institute of Management Technology 2005–2009, Ghaziabad, he was the Advisor to the Chancellor, NMIMS University and mentor to five campuses of NMIMS. He served as the first Director of the Indian Institute of Raipur, he was an adjunct professor at the School of International Business, Queensland University of Technology. Sahay was principal coordinator for the Quality Improvement Programme in Management, sponsored by the All India Council for Technical Education.
Prof. Sahay demitted his office as Founder Director, IIM Raipur on a satisfying note after laying a solid foundation for the tenth IIM instituted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India in the year 2010 In these six and half year he created a world-class, state –of- the- art campus and setting up the systems and processes that a world-class institution should possess, he raised the institute from scratch as a "research-based business school" within the short span of time, IIM Raipur was rank at 14th position in India in the national institutional ranking framework ranking raised by MHRD, GoI. Prof Sahay was able to create conducive academic and research environment on campus to attract high-quality faculty members from IIMs, IITs and foreign university. IIM Raipur is known for academic excellence, high-quality research, strong international linkages and corporate engagement; the placement had been outstanding since inception. Similarly, international relation had been exemplary with over 1/3rd of the PGP Class went overseas to complete their one term under the Student Exchange Programme to partner institutions.
Doctoral programmes of IIM Raipur are most sought after with more than 60 research scholars on the roll. We created the state –of- the- art campus, spread over 2000 acres of land at Naya Raipur; the new campus is a blissful mix of modern architecture and heritage of Chattisgarh. Before moving to IMT, Prof Sahay served at various positions at MDI including Dean, Chairman and Professor of Operation Management, he was an Adjunct Professor at School of International Business, Queensland University of Technology of Australia and Founder Chairman of Centre for Supply Chain Management. He was the Principle Coordinator for Quality Improvement Program in Management, sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education. Under his able leadership, AICTE Launched the Doctoral Programme in Management under QIP Scheme. Earlier Prof Sahay was instrumental in changing the face of MDI into the faculty-driven top-class research-based institute, he brought in radical changes at MDI and introduce and new HR Policy & Service Rules, Research Policy, New Incentives Schemes for Research and Publication, Faculty Development Programme etc.
Prof Sahay is on the Board of South Eastern Coalfields Limited. He served on the Board of IIM Raipur, MDI Gurgaon, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs Under Ministry of Corporate Affairs, National Board of Accreditation, he is on the expert committee of Ministry of Human Resource Development, All Indian Council of Technical Education, National Board of Accreditation, National Task Force of CII on Skill Development, many university and organizations. Prof. Sahay is on the board of the Decision Sciences Institute and Operation Management Society, USA. Prof. Sahay has made a significant contribution to the social community development front. Understanding his responsibility towards the society, he organized an International Conference on Humanitarian Logistics, ICHL2013; the Conference recognized and awarded organizations for their significant contribution in disaster preparedness and recovery, He Organised Global Summit on Corporate Social Responsibility, GSCSR2015 jointly IICA New Delhi and NLSIU Bangalore.
Prof. Sahay is working in the area of school education leadership and quality management, he worked towards health care and upliftment of schedule caste and scheduled tribes in the state of Chhattisgarh. B. S. Sahay completed his B. Tech in Production Engineering from BIT Sindri and received his M. Tech. and Ph. D from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, he obtained his PhD degree in Industrial Engineering. He has travelled all over the world and went to Germany and Japan under Fellowship Programmes. BS Sahay received Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contribution to National Development for the year 2010–2011, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award 2010 from the Birsa Institute of Technology Sindri at the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations held on 2
Fabiola León-Velarde Servetto is a Peruvian physiologist who has devoted her research to the biology and physiology of high altitude adaptation. Born in Lima, Peru the daughter of Dr. Carlos Leon-Velarde Gamarra and Juana Servetto Marti from Uruguay. Under the mentorship of high altitude physiologist Dr. Carlos Monge Cassinelli, she obtained a BSc. in Biology, an MSc and DSc in physiology at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Perú. She is President of Cayetano Heredia University, she was Vice-President for Research of UPCH and Chairwoman of the Department of Biological and Physiological Sciences at the same University. She has been Vice-President of the International Society for Mountain Medicine and, during nine years has been doing collaborative research with the Human Respiratory Section of the Laboratory of Physiology of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, where she has been invited as "Fellow" of the "Queen's College". At the moment, she is Associated Investigator of ARPE/UFR of Medicine of the University of Paris XIII in France.
She has been a consultant in diverse national and international institutions, including the International Center of Research for Development of Canada, on the health problems in the Andean Region and of the International Labour Organization. In the last years she has participated as a Consultant in the Antamina Mining Project and at the Andean Organism of Health. At the present time, she is Review Committee member of the National Council of Science and Technology, the National Agency for Scientific and Technological Promotion and the International Foundation for Science. Dr. Leon-Velarde has a vast scientific production, published in more than 80 abstracts and more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in international scientific journals, she is author of chapters in several books about altitude sickness and related topics in the Andes. She is a member of important scientific societies such as The American Physiological Society and the Academy of Sciences of Latin America. Dr. Leon-Velarde is a founding member of the judging panel of PODER's Think Tank of the Year Awards that aim to celebrate the good work done by think tanks in the country.
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