PricewaterhouseCoopers is a multinational professional services network of firms operating as partnerships under the PwC brand. The term "PwC" may be used to refer to an individual member firm within the PwC network, or to several or all of them collectively. PwC ranks as the second largest professional services firm network in the world and is considered one of the Big Four accounting firms, along with Deloitte, EY and KPMG. PwC firms operate in 721 locations, with 250,930 people; as of 2018, 28% of the workforce worked in Asia, 28% in North America and the Caribbean and 30% in Western Europe. The company's global revenues were $41.3 billion in FY 2018, of which $17.06 billion was generated by its Assurance practice, $10.45 billion by its Tax practice and $13.78 billion by its Advisory practice. PwC provides services to 420 out of 500 Fortune 500 companies; the firm in its present form was created in 1998 by a merger between two accounting firms. Both firms had histories dating back to the 19th century.
The trading name was shortened to PwC in September 2010 as part of a rebranding effort. PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, based in London, United Kingdom is a co-ordinating entity for the global network of firms, it manages the global brand and develops policies and initiatives to create a common and coordinated approach in areas such as risk and strategy. It does not provide services to clients; as of 2019, PwC is the 5th-largest owned company in the United States. The firm was created in 1998 when Lybrand merged with Price Waterhouse. In 1854 William Cooper founded an accountancy practice in London, which became Cooper Brothers seven years when his three brothers joined. In 1898, Robert H. Montgomery, William M. Lybrand, Adam A. Ross Jr. and his brother T. Edward Ross formed Lybrand, Ross Brothers and Montgomery in the United States. In 1957 Cooper Brothers. In 1973 the three member firms in the UK, US and Canada changed their names to Lybrand. In 1980 Coopers & Lybrand expanded its expertise in insolvency by acquiring Cork Gully, a leading firm in that field in the UK.
In 1990 in certain countries including the UK, Coopers & Lybrand merged with Deloitte Haskins & Sells to become Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte: in 1992 they reverted to Coopers & Lybrand. In 1849 Samuel Lowell Price, an accountant, founded an accountancy practice in England. In 1865 Price went into partnership with William Hopkins Edwin Waterhouse. Holyland left shortly afterwards to work alone in accountancy and the firm was known from 1874 as Price, Waterhouse & Co; the original partnership agreement, signed by Price and Waterhouse could be found in Southwark Towers, one of PwC's important legacy offices. By the late 19th century, Price Waterhouse had gained significant recognition as an accounting firm; as a result of growing trade between the United Kingdom and the United States, Price Waterhouse opened an office in New York in 1890, the American firm itself soon expanded rapidly. The original British firm opened an office in Liverpool in 1904 and elsewhere in the United Kingdom and worldwide, each time establishing a separate partnership in each country: the worldwide practice of PW was therefore a federation of collaborating firms that had grown organically rather than being the result of an international merger.
In a further effort to take advantage of economies of scale, PW and Arthur Andersen discussed a merger in 1989 but the negotiations failed because of conflicts of interest such as Andersen's strong commercial links with IBM and PW's audit of IBM as well as the radically different cultures of the two firms. It was said by those involved with the failed merger that at the end of the discussion, the partners at the table realized they had different views of business, the potential merger was scrapped. In 1998, Price Waterhouse merged with Lybrand to form PricewaterhouseCoopers. After the merger the firm had a large professional consulting branch, as did other major accountancy firms, generating much of its fees. Management Consulting Services was the fastest growing and most profitable area of the practice, though it was cyclical; the major cause for growth in the 1990s was the implementation of complex integrated ERP systems for multi-national companies. PwC came under increasing pressure to avoid conflicts of interests by not providing some consulting services financial systems design and implementation, to its audit clients.
Since it audited a large proportion of the world's largest companies, this was beginning to limit its consulting market. These conflicts increased as additional services including outsourcing of IT and back office operations were developed. For these reasons, in 2000, Ernst & Young was the first of the Big Four to sell its consulting services, to Capgemini; the fallout from the Enron and other financial auditing scandals led to the passage of the Sarbanes–Oxley Act limiting interaction between management consulting and auditing services. PwC Consulting began to conduct business under its own name rather than as the MCS division of PricewaterhouseCoopers. PwC therefore planned to capitalize on MCS's rapid growth through its sale to Hewlett Packard but negotiations broke down in 2000. In 2000, PwC acquired Canada's largest SAP consulting partner Omnilogic Systems. In March 2002 Arthur Andersen, LLP affiliates in Hong Kong and China completed talks to join PricewaterhouseCoopers, China. PwC announced in
The Time Machine is a 2002 American science fiction film loosely adapted from the 1895 novel of the same name by H. G. Wells and the screenplay of the 1960 film of the same name by David Duncan. Arnold Leibovit served as executive producer and Simon Wells, the great-grandson of the original author, served as director; the film stars Guy Pearce, Orlando Jones, Samantha Mumba, Mark Addy, Jeremy Irons, includes a cameo by Alan Young, who appeared in the 1960 film adaptation. The film is set in New York City instead of London, contains new story elements not present in the original novel nor the 1960 film adaptation, including a romantic backstory, a new scenario about how civilization was destroyed, several new characters such as an artificially intelligent hologram and a Morlock leader, it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Makeup at the 75th Academy Awards, but lost to Frida. In 1899, Dr. Alexander Hartdegen is an inventor teaching at Columbia University in New York City. Unlike his friend David Philby, Alexander would rather do pure research than work in the world of business.
After a mugger kills his fiancée, Emma, he devotes himself to building a time machine that will allow him to travel back in time to save her. When he completes the machine in 1903, he travels back to 1899 and prevents her murder, only to see her killed again when a horseless carriage frightens the horses of a horse-drawn vehicle. Alexander realizes that any attempt to save Emma will result in her death through other circumstances. Distraught, Alexander travels to 2030 to discover whether science has been able to solve his question of how to change the past. At the New York Public Library, a holographic sentient librarian called Vox 114 insists that time travel to the past is impossible and is the realm of fictional authors such as Isaac Asimov and H. G. Wells. Alexander looks up himself and learns that he was reported missing in 1903 and dismissed as a crackpot. Alexander travels to 2037, when the accidental destruction of the Moon by the lunar colonists' demolition team has begun rendering the Earth uninhabitable.
While restarting the time machine, he is knocked unconscious and travels to the year 802,701 before reawakening. When Alexander comes to, he learns that Earth has now healed and the human race has reverted to a primitive lifestyle; some survivors, called "Eloi", live on the sides of cliffs of. Alexander is nursed back to health by a woman named Mara, one of the few Eloi who speak English, he suggests that maybe his teachings led to this future. One night and Mara's young brother Kalen dream of a frightening, jagged-toothed face and a creature calling their name. Alexander informs Mara of the dream, she tells him they all have that dream and notices that his watch is missing; the next day, the Eloi are attacked and Mara is dragged underground by ape-like monsters called "Morlocks" that hunt the Eloi for food. In order to rescue her, Kalen leads Alexander to Vox 114, still functional after 800,671 years. After learning from Vox how to find the Morlocks, Alexander enters their underground lair through an opening that resembles the face in his nightmare.
He is thrown into an area where Mara sits in a cage. Alexander meets the Über-Morlock, who explains that Morlocks are the descendants of the humans who went underground after the Moon broke apart, while the Eloi are descended from those who remained on the surface; the Über-Morlocks are a caste of telepaths. The Über-Morlock explains that Alexander cannot alter Emma's fate, because her death is what drove him to build the time machine in the first place: saving her would be a virtual impossibility due to temporal paradox, he reveals that the Morlocks have brought the time machine underground, tells Alexander to return home after he gives Alexander his watch and the answer of why can't he change the past. Alexander gets into the machine, but pulls the Über-Morlock in with him, carrying them into the future as they fight; the Über-Morlock dies by aging when Alexander pushes him outside of the machine's temporal bubble. Alexander arrives at the year 635,427,810, revealing a harsh, rust-colored sky over a wasteland of Morlock caves.
Accepting that he cannot save Emma, Alexander travels back to rescue Mara. After freeing her, he starts the time machine and jams its gears with his watch, creating a violent distortion in time. Pursued by the Morlocks and Mara escape to the surface as the time distortion explodes, killing the Morlocks and destroying their caves along with the time machine. Alexander begins a new life with Mara and the Eloi, while Vox 114 becomes a teacher to the Eloi children. Back in 1903, Philby and Alexander's housekeeper Mrs. Watchit are in his laboratory discussing his absence. Philby tells Mrs. Watchit he is glad that Alexander has gone to a place where he can find peace tells her that he would like to hire her as a housekeeper, which she accepts until Alexander returns. Mrs. Watchit bids Alexander farewell and Philby leaves, looking toward the laboratory affectionately throws his bowler hat away in tribute to Alexander's distaste for conformity. Guy Pearce as Dr. Alexander Hartdegen, associate professor of applied mechanics and engineering at Columbia University.
In the novel, the time traveler's name isn't given. Samantha Mumba as Mara, a young Eloi woman who befriends Alexander and becomes his love interest. Orlando Jones as Vox 114, a holographic artificial intelligence librarian at the New York Public Library in the future, who befriends Alexander. Mark Addy as David Philby, Alexander's good friend and conservative colleague. Jeremy Irons as The Über-Morlock, the leader of the Morlocks and a m
Jurica'Juri' Siljanoski is a former Yugoslavian professional footballer. He played an unknown number of matches for the national team of the Republic of Macedonia in 2001–2002. After five years of no games at clubs like FK Ohrid, Bayern Munich, AZ Alkmaar and Vardar Skopje, Juri transferred to ADO Den Haag in the Dutch Eerste Divisie, he moved to Slovenia and Belgium for three different teams over three years to gain more match time. From 2001–2003, he played three years at Elfsborg in Sweden playing and scoring in the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Rounds, he moved to Romania to play in the second division for two years. He married an Australian woman and moved to Australia where he first trialled for A-League club Queensland Roar, he joined Fawkner Blues in the Victorian Premier League followed by Altona Magic. After being released from Altona Magic, he joined next door neighbouring club Altona East Phoenix where he played the remainder of season 2007 in Victorian State Division 2 N/W, he joined Phoenix rivals Brunswick City in the same division in 2008.
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