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SWU Music & Arts

SWU is a Brazilian sustainability movement, which organised the rock music festival SWU Music & Arts Festival. The festival had its first edition in October 2010, it was a three-day-long festival that had many important national and international musical acts including Megadeth, Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park, Kings of Leon, Queens of the Stone Age and Rage Against the Machine. It took place in the Arena Maeda in Itu on October 9, 10 and 11, 2010. Arena Maeda is a farm, which hosts many events because of its good terrain and location; the event had most of its main concerts recorded and broadcast live on international television. The second edition took place in Paulínia on November 12, 13 and 14, 2011; the concerts took place in four different stages: Água, Heineken Greenspace and Oi Novo Som. Act names in Bold are Headliners. 1Late night performances after the headliners by various DJ's.2Every night one independent band winner of the "Battle of Bands Oi Novo Som Contest" performed after the headliners.

Less than two days after the end of the 2010 edition, it was posted in the festival's official Facebook page that there would be a 2011 version of the festival. There is an official page of the festival's website in its Brazilian version, where it is asked for opinions and suggestion for the 2011 festival. On 3 June 2011, it was confirmed by the Brazilian edition of the Portuguese broadsheet newspaper Destak that the festival will be held at a new venue. While organizers have yet to finalize details, it was speculated that the event may be held at the São Paulo municipality of Paulínia. Official website

Malavika Mohanan

Malavika Mohanan is an Indian film actress, who has predominantly worked in the Malayalam language films. She has appeared in Tamil and Kannada language films; the daughter of cinematographer K. U. Mohanan, Malavika made her acting debut with the romantic drama Pattam Pole. Following a series of lead roles in Malayalam and Kannada films, she won critical acclaim after appearing in Majid Majidi's drama film, Beyond the Clouds, portraying a dweller of Mumbai's dhobi ghat area. Malavika is the daughter of cinematographer K. U. Mohanan and Beena Mohanan, she hails from Payyanur in Kannur, Kerala Malavika completed a degree in Mass Media at Wilson College, hoping to emulate her father as a cinematographer or as a director. Post her graduation, while she was contemplating taking up higher studies, she accompanied her father to a commercial shoot for a fairness cream, starring veteran Malayalam actor Mammootty; the actor subsequently enquired about Malavika's interest in acting, before offering her a role opposite his son, Dulquer Salmaan, in an upcoming Malayalam film.

Malavika took time to consider the proposal before passing an audition and accepting terms to star in Pattam Pole, learned about the process of acting as the shoot progressed. Owing to the original costume designer's illness, Malavika worked as her own designer for the project; the romantic drama film, which narrated the relationship between a Tamil Brahmin youth and a Christian girl, received mixed reviews and did not perform well at the box office. A critic from Rediff.com noted that Malavika's "peppy girl act is far from being perfect but shows promise", while the Times of India's reviewers suggested that she did a "decent job". During the period, she continued having an interest in fashion, setting up an Indian ethnic fusion clothing brand called "The Scarlet Window", her second film, Malavika portrayed as a ballet dancer, won good reviews but met with a tepid response commercially. Another film during the period, Naale opposite Fahadh Faasil, saw her portray a tribal girl but was dropped midway through production.

In 2016, Malavika worked on her first Kannada film, Naanu Mattu Varalakshmi opposite a debutant actor, Prithvi. Despite having a low-key release at the box office, the film won good reviews with Malavika's portrayal of the titular role of Varalakshmi being praised by critics, she featured in the role of a police officer in the crime thriller The Great Father, where she starred alongside an ensemble cast including Mammootty and Sneha. The film performed well at the box office. Malavika's breakthrough as an actress came through her role as Tara, a poor girl from Mumbai's dhobi ghat area, in Majid Majidi's drama film, Beyond the Clouds. Following her successful audition, Majidi selected her ahead of renowned actresses Deepika Padukone and Kangana Ranaut for the role, which saw her portray the older sister of debutant Ishaan Khatter, she expressed her delight at working with Majidi so early in her career considering that she had to study and write essays on his films during her undergraduate course.

For the film, Malavika lost eight kilograms in fifteen days to film for a jail sequence, opted not to wash her hair for several days on end to get the look of the slum dweller correct. The film was screened across several international festivals, before being released worldwide in April 2018. Malavika won positive reviews for her portrayal, with Filmfare's critic stating "Malavika Mohanan is a natural in front of the camera". A reviewer from The Times of India stated she was "captivating in her honest portrayal" and "skilfully walks the fine line between passionate and melodramatic", while The Hollywood Reporter called her "solid". In mid-2018, she signed on to appear in a role in Karthik Subbaraj's Petta, which would feature her alongside an ensemble cast including Rajinikanth, Vijay Sethupathi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. For the film, which marked her first project in the Tamil language, Malavika hired a Tamil-speaking tutor to help her practice her lines, her next movie will be Hero in Telugu opposite Vijay Devarakonda.

The movie will be directed by Anand Annamalai, co-writer of films like Kuttrame Thandanai and Kaaka Muttai. Films Malavika Mohanan on IMDb Malavika Mohanan on Twitter

Center of Financial Technologies

Center of Financial Technologies is a Russian software company that provides software solutions and services to financial and public sectors. It has been described as "Russia’s national payment system", it is among the five largest software developing companies operating on the CIS market. The Company offers banking software and processing services: In financial services, the company's software is used in retail banking and corporate banking to automate processes. CFT provides solution to capital market activities. 2MCA - universal banking system designed for federal and multi-divisional banks. CFT-Bank - core banking system for operation, management systems automation. CFT-Retail Bank - retail banking solution. CFT-Data Warehouse - centralized information and analytic system for a corporate data warehouse. CFT-Front Office - front retail banking system CFT-Budget Planning, CFT-Management Accounts, bank management systems - systems for budgeting and management accounts. Zolotaya Korona: Russian payment system that provides cash and cashless services.

The system unites over 160 participants in 75 regions of Russian Federation and the CIS. As of January 1, 2009, the number of cards emitted in the system was 14,382, 223; the total turnover in the system reached 415.8 billion rubles. Zolotaya Korona - Money Transfers: instant money transfers without account opening, that unites over 20,000 points on the territory of RF and CIS, 220 banks and retailers. National bill consolidation system Gorod: collection and processing of utilities and other mass payments. Faktura.ru: interbank center that provides internet and mobile banking solutions for corporate and retail customers. Processing center CardStandard: provides processing services for emission and acquiring of international payment systems cards Visa International and MasterCard WorldWide. CFT Group is among the top five largest software developers on the Russian market. According to IBS Intelligence, CFT occupies the 1st place according to the number of new contracts for core banking system on the Russian and CIS markets.

Among CFT customers are such banks as Sberbank of Russia, Gazprombank, MDM Bank, Uralsib. On the 17th of November 2016 Russian investigators searched the offices of CFT in connection to the ongoing investigation of the criminal case against Group Board Member and Chairman of CFT Nikolai Smirnov and others under article 127.1 of the Criminal Code. See reference 3 below for an English-language account of this case. Official site