Capgemini SE is a French multinational corporation that provides consulting, technology and outsourcing services. It is headquartered in France. Capgemini has over 200,000 employees in over 40 countries, of whom nearly 100,000 are in India.. Capgemini was founded by Serge Kampf in 1967 as an enterprise management and data processing company; the company was inaugurated as the Société pour la Gestion de l'Entreprise et le Traitement de l'Information. In 1974 Sogeti acquired a US company based in New York. In 1975, having made two major acquisitions of CAP and Gemini Computer Systems, following resolution of a dispute with the similarly-named CAP UK over the international use of the name'CAP', Sogeti renamed itself as CAP Gemini Sogeti. Cap Gemini Sogeti launched US operations in 1981, following the acquisition of Milwaukee-based DASD Corporation, specializing in data conversion and employing 500 people in 20 branches throughout the US. Following this acquisition, The U. S. Operation was known as Cap Gemini DASD.
In 1986, Cap Gemini Sogeti acquired the consulting division of US-based CGA Computer to create Cap Gemini America. In 1991, Gemini Consulting was formed through the integration of two management consulting firms; the Center for Business Innovation at Cap Gemini was transformed from an institutional university model to a networked research capability under the leadership of its Director Christopher Meyer in 1995. In 1996, the name was simplified to Cap Gemini with a new group logo. All operating companies worldwide were re-branded to operate as Cap Gemini. Ernst & Young Consulting was acquired by Cap Gemini in 2000, it integrated Gemini Consulting to form Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. In 2002, Cap Gemini re-launched its Sogeti brand, creating a new legal entity bearing the original name of the company, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium; the new company is focused on delivering IT services to a more limited range of markets. In 2003, the firm merged the two practices into Sogeti-Transiciel. In April 2004, the Group reverted to Capgemini.
During the summer of 2005, due to heavy financial losses, Capgemini sold its North American healthcare consulting practice, including both payer and provider practices, to Accenture but retains its life sciences practice. In August 2006, Capgemini acquired Future Engineering. One month Capgemini acquired a 51% shareholding in Unilever India Shared Services Limited, a provider of financial shared services and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance services to the global Unilever Group. Indigo has operating centres in Bangalore and Chennai and employs 600 staff. In October 2006, Capgemini agreed to acquire Kanbay International for US$1.2 billion in cash. This acquisition increased Capgemini's India staff to over 12,000; the acquisition was completed on 8 February 2007. On the same date, Capgemini announced the acquisition of Software Architects, a US-based consulting company, to expand its US business. On 25 July 2008, Capgemini announced the acquisition of Getronics PinkRoccade Business Applications Services BV of the Netherlands.
The acquisition amounted to an equity value of €255 million paid in cash. In October 2008, Capgemini acquires UK Test specialist Vizuri. In November 2008, Capgemini acquires Empire and Sophia Solutions to reinforce its presence in Eastern Europe. In September 2009, Capgemini Australia acquires Nu Solutions. In February 2010, Capgemini announced the acquisition of IBX. In June 2010, Capgemini announced the acquisition of Strategic Systems Solutions, a small company specializing in the capital markets. In June 2010, Capgemini announced the acquisition of Plaisir Informatique, a French company specializing in complex data migrations in the banking and insurance sector. In September 2010, Capgemini announced the acquisition of CPM Braxis, the largest Brazilian IT consultant company. In November 2010, Capgemini announced that it has acquired the India-based IT services company, Thesys Technologies Private Limited, a Temenos-Certified Services Partner that provides banking implementation solutions to the global financial services industry.
In December 2010, Capgemini Acquires German IT-Services Provider CS Consulting GmbH. In February 2011, Cheshire Police Authority signed a framework agreement with Capgemini for IT services to support back-office policing activities; the framework would include technology to enable shared services. It is expected to generate savings of £40 million for Cheshire Constabulary over ten years. In February 2011, Capgemini got a $63 million three-year contract to provide support to smart meters for Canada’s utility BC Hydro in British Columbia. In March 2011, Capgemini secured a £100 million contract with BAA to takeover its ‘core IT services.’In April 2011, Capgemini acquired two French companies, Artesys, a provider of IT infrastructure offering, Avantias, a provider of enterprise content management to businesses. In June 2011, Capgemini finalized its acquisition of the multi-channel services operator. In June 2011, Capgemini completed its first acquisition in China, Praxis Technology, a utility industry specialist.
In July 2011, Capgemini acquired the Italian IT services provider AIVE Group. In May 2014, Capgemini announced the acquisition of Irving, Texas-based Strategic Systems & Products Corp. a provider of solutions for the upstream oil and gas industry. In April 2015, Capgemini announced the acquisition of IGATE, a New Jersey-based provider of integrated technology and operations-based solutions a subsidiary of Mastech Systems Corporation, now Mastech Digital; the combined group was reported to have over
SAI Quiet Supersonic Transport
The SAI Quiet Supersonic Transport is/was a project by Supersonic Aerospace International to develop a "virtually boomless" commercial supersonic business jet. It's unknown whether or not this project is still in development, since as of 2018, there still has been no cancellation announcement; the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works began developing the QSST in May 2001 under a $25-million contract from SAI. Designed to cruise at an altitude of 60,000 feet at speeds of Mach 1.6 to 1.8 with a range of 4,600 statute miles, the two-engine gull-wing aircraft was designed to create a sonic boom only 1% as strong as that generated by the Concorde. SAI invited engine proposals from Rolls-Royce; each of the QSST's two engines must generate 33,000 pounds of thrust, comparable to the power of engines for midsize airliners. The price per aircraft was expected to be about $80 million. SAI had planned to select an engine once an international consortium to manufacture the jet was completed, achieve first flight in 2017, begin customer deliveries by 2018.
The reduction in sonic-boom energy is achieved by increasing the ratio of length to wingspan, using canards, ensuring that the individual pressure waves generated by each part of the aircraft structure reinforce each other less producing a light rumble on the ground without an objectionable sonic boom like conventional supersonic aircraft. Supersonic Aerospace International, LLC was an American aerospace firm; the company was begun in 2001 by son of Gulfstream Aerospace founder Allen Paulson. It was working to build the QSST though there has been no news of the project since the company's website went dormant in 2010. Supersonic transport Supercruise Supersonic Aircraft of comparable role and era Tu-444 Aerion AS2 Sukhoi-Gulfstream S-21 Related lists List of airliners Official website Popular Science: All Sonic, No Boom", by Eric Hagerman Posted 03.01.2007
Sai Deodhar Anand is an Indian television actor who has worked in popular television soap operas, such as Saara Akaash and Ek Ladki Anjaani Si. She has appeared in Kashi on Imagine TV, where she played the role of a mother of a 6-year-old girl. Sai is busy in shooting of an unnamed film to be produced by her husband Shakti Anand, she appeared in her first role as a child artist in a 1993 Marathi Movie -'Lapandav', where she played a mishchievous young sister of the protagonist, who kicks off comedy of errors that unfolds in the movie. Sai was born in Pune on 21 April 1984 to Bengali mother, she went to Mumbai to make her career in modeling and got the role in'Saara Akaash'. She got married to her on-screen co-star, Shakti Anand of Saara Akaash 30 January 2005, she gave birth to a baby girl in 2011. Saara Akaash as Flight Lt. Monica Singh / Flight Lt. Monica Karan Singh Rathore / Flight Lt. Monica Vikram Kochar / Squadron Leader Monica Vikram Kochar / MADAM X Khan Nach Baliye as Contestant C. I.
D. as Sub-Inspector Priyanka Kasautii Zindagii Kay as Debonita Ek Ladki Anjaani Si as Ananya Sachdev / Ananya Nikhil Samarth Kashi as Ishwari Baat Hamari Pakki Hai as Nidhi Upanishad Ganga as Devayani Udaan as Kasturi Dil Ki Baatein Dil Hi Jaane as Barkha Ram Ahuja kapoor Darr Sabko Lagta Hai as Sunita Ghar Aunda as Madhuri Azgaonkar D. A. T. E. Sata Lota Pan Sagla Khota Mujhse Kuchh Kehti... Yeh Khamoshiyaan The Sholay Girl - Co-producer
Sathya Sai Organization
The Sathya Sai Seva Organization is a non-denominational organisation, founded in the 1960s by Sathya Sai Baba, an Indian Guru and spiritual leader. The first Sai Centers were started in India under the name Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithi; the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organization originated "to enable its members to undertake service activities as a means to spiritual advancement." According to the Sathya Sai Organization, there are an estimated 1,200 Sathya Sai Baba Centers in 130 countries worldwide. Its current chairperson is Dr Narendranath Reddy. "The main objective of the Sathya Sai Organization," as Sathya Sai Baba states, "is to help man recognize the divinity, inherent in him. So, your duty is to emphasize the One, to experience the One in all you speak. Do not give any importance to differences of religion or sect or status or color. Have the feeling of one-ness permeate every act of yours. Only those who do so have a place in this Organization. To help the individual To be aware of the Divinity, inherent in him and to conduct himself accordingly.
To ensure that all human relations are governed by the principles of Satya, Shanthi and Ahimsa.3. To make devotees more sincere and dedicated in the practice of their respective religions by understanding properly the true spirit of their religion. Sathya Sai Baba further explains the quality of service expected of the organization. "The Organisations named after Me are not to be used for publicising My Name, or creating a new cult around My worship. They must try to spread interest in japam and other sadhanas, which lead man Godward, they must render seva to the sick, the distressed, the illiterate and the needy. Their seva should not be exhibitionistic. Seva is sadhana, not a pastime of the well placed; each one must realize this truth." The SSIO hosts a number of various institutes and associations. They include: Sri Sathya Sai Central TrustSri Sathya Sai Sadhana Trust -Publications Division- Radio SaiEducational Institutions Sathya Sai Schools and Institutes Sri Sathya Sai University; the University founded by Sathya Sai Baba in 1981, which provides free education on three campuses: Ananthapur, Prasanthi Nilayam, Brindavan Sai International Centre for Human ValuesSri Sathya Sai Medical Trust Primary Health Care – Medical camps organised to visit orphanages, old age homes, leprosy homes etc.
Secondary Healthcare Sri Sathya Sai General Hospitals in Prasanthi Nilayam and Whitefield, render free medical aid Tertiary Health Care These hospitals provide excellent patient care facilities to all, free of cost. Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Science. There are two campuses, one being in Prasanthi Nilayam, A. P. and the other in Whitefield, India. Ashrams Prasanthi Nilayam, in Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh Brindavan, in Whitefield Kodaikanal, a "hill station" in Tamil NaduService and Education WingsDrinking Water Supply Projects Spiritual activities include devotional singing, study circles, public lectures, meditation etc. Mr. Samir Bhatia, a Trustee of Sri Sathya Sai Books & Publications Trust, has been engaging with AMTM to provide medical assistance and support to injured animals and birds for the past few years. Educational activities cover'Bal Vikas' and Education in Human Values Programmes, besides formal academic education combined with the development of the character of the students for age group of 6 to 15.
Service activities include items such as organizing medical check-up camps, adoption of under-developed villages for accelerating rural development, blood donation, old age homes, etc. The charter of the organization says that every member should undertake sadhana as an integral part of daily life and abide by the following nine codes of conduct: 1. Daily meditation and prayer. 2. Devotional singing/prayer with family members once per week. 3. Participation in the educational programmes conducted by the organization for children. 4. Attendance at least once per month at group devotional programmes conducted by the organization. 5. Participation in community service and other programmes of the organization. 6. Regular study of Sai literature. 7. Putting into practice the principles of "ceiling on desires", utilising any savings thereby generated for the service of mankind. 8. Speaking and lovingly with everyone with whom one comes into contact. 9. Avoiding speaking ill of others in their absence; the SSIO is ordered into 9 zones.
A number of regions are created in each zone. For example, both the US and Canada are in zone 1, however the United States is in region 11 while Canada is in region 13; each region branches out to individual centersThe center structure operates with the Service, Education and Spiritual coordinators addressing the center President directly, who in turn reports to the Regional coordinator. (The
Shaheen Air was a private Pakistani airline with its head office at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi and is owned by the Khalid Shehbai family and established by the Shaheen Foundation. Shaheen Air was providing passenger and charter services, to major cities in Pakistan and the Middle East, it suspended all operations in October 2018. Shaheen Air Cargo is a division of Shaheen Air International, established in 1993, soon after the inception of the airline. Shaheen Air provides special services for sending small consignments that are time-sensitive in nature. On 22 May 2004, the Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan grounded Shaheen Air as the airline owed it millions of rupees. Three days the airline was cleared by the CAA to resume its domestic and international operations; the clearance letter was issued by CAA following receipt of a payment from Shaheen Air International towards the outstanding dues and funds. The same year, Shaheen Air International became Shaheen Air and the airline introduced a new livery and corporate website.
Shaheen Air started its own maintenance repair organization by the name of Shaheen Engineering and Aircraft Maintenance Services which aims to provide maintenance services to Shaheen Air as well as other regional and international airlines. In its international operations, Shaheen Air operated between Pakistan and numerous destinations in the Middle East. Shaheen Air once started flight operations to Riyadh with three different routes from Pakistan. Shaheen Air was Pakistan's second largest airline next to the flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines but due to the recent downfall in the year 2018, the airline lost its business and struggled for survival; the airline was declared as the defaulter by PCAA and FBR. In October 2018, SAI flight operation suspended by local regularity body PCAA and airline declared as financially defaulter. Airline Air operator's certificate is in the suspended state, company struggling for its survival. There is no aircraft left in its fleet. SAI served with a notice too vacate their head office and maintenance hangar at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi.
Shaheen reported an un-named investor from Saudi Arabia was to help the airline return to service from January 2019, a new Chief Operating Officer was said to have been hired.. The airlines twitter display; however on 13 February 2019 it was announced that services would not resume and the airline will be liquidated. As of October 2018, all of Shaheen's routes were suspended, in January 2019 they announced they would not resume business. Shaheen were operating A320 and A330-200 all of which were leased and returned to the lessor. Airbus A300B4-203 Airbus A310-300 Airbus A319-100 Airbus A320-200 Airbus A321-200 Airbus A330-200 Airbus A330-300 Boeing 737-200 Boeing 737-400 Boeing 737-800 Boeing 767-200ER Tupolev Tu-154M Yakovlev Yak-42D 22 April 2012 - the main landing gear of a Boeing 737-400 operating as Flight 122 from Islamabad to Karachi collapsed during its landing at Karachi. No injuries were reported among 6 crew on board. 24 September 2015 - a Boeing 737-400 registered AP-BJR and operating as Flight 791 took off from a taxiway instead of the runway while departing from Sharjah.
The aircraft was undamaged in the incident. 23 November 2015 - the main landing gear of a Boeing 737-400 registration AP-BJO, operating as Flight 142, collapsed during landing. There were 7 crew members on board. Media related to Shaheen Air at Wikimedia Commons Official website
A sailfish is a fish of the genus Istiophorus of billfish living in colder areas of all the seas of the earth. They are predominantly blue to gray in colour and have a characteristic dorsal fin known as a sail, which stretches the entire length of the back. Another notable characteristic is the elongated bill, resembling that of the swordfish and other marlins, they are, described as billfish in sport-fishing circles. Two sailfish species have been recognized. No differences have been found in mtDNA, morphometrics or meristics between the two supposed species and most authorities now only recognized a single species, found in warmer oceans around the world. FishBase continues to recognize two species: Atlantic sailfish. Indo-Pacific sailfish. Sailfish grow reaching 1.2–1.5 m in length in a single year, feed on the surface or at middle depths on smaller pelagic forage fish and squid. Sailfish were estimated to reach maximum swimming speeds of 35 m/s, but research published in 2015 and 2016 indicate sailfish do not exceed speeds between 10–15 m/s.
During predator–prey interactions, sailfish reached burst speeds of 7 m/s and did not surpass 10 m/s. Sailfish do not grow to more than 3 m in length and weigh over 90 kg. Sailfish have been reported to use their bills for hitting schooling fish by tapping or slashing at them; the sail is kept folded down when swimming and raised only when the sailfish attack their prey. The raised sail has been shown to reduce sideways oscillations of the head, to make the bill less detectable by prey fish; this strategy allows sailfish to put their bills close to fish schools or into them without being noticed by the prey before hitting them. Sailfish attack one at a time, the small teeth on their bills inflict injuries on their prey fish in terms of scale and tissue removal. About two prey fish are injured during a sailfish attack, but only 24% of attacks result in capture; as a result, injured fish increase in number over time in a fish school under attack. Given that injured fish are easier to catch, sailfish benefit from the attacks of their conspecifics but only up to a particular group size.
A mathematical model showed that sailfish in groups of up to 70 individuals should gain benefits in this way. The underlying mechanism was termed protoco-operation because it does not require any spatial co-ordination of attacks and could be a precursor to more complex forms of group hunting; the bill movement of sailfish during attacks on fish is either to the left or to the right side. Identification of individual sailfish based on the shape of their dorsal fins identified individual preferences for hitting to the right or left side; the strength of this side preference was positively correlated with capture success. These side-preferences are believed to be a form of behavioural specialization that improves performance. However, a possibility exists that sailfish with strong side preferences could become predictable to their prey because fish could learn after repeated interactions in which direction the predator will hit. Given that individuals with right- and left-sided preferences are about frequent in sailfish populations, living in groups offers a way out of this predictability.
The larger the sailfish group, the greater the possibility that individuals with right- and left-sided preferences are about frequent. Therefore, prey fish should find it hard to predict in which direction the next attack will take place. Taken together, these results suggest a potential novel benefit of group hunting which allows individual predators to specialize in their hunting strategy without becoming predictable to their prey; the injuries that sailfish inflict on their prey appear to reduce their swimming speeds, with injured fish being more found in the back of the school than uninjured ones. When a sardine school is approached by a sailfish, the sardines turn away and flee in the opposite direction; as a result, the sailfish attacks sardine schools from behind, putting at risk those fish that are the rear of the school because of their reduced swimming speeds. Schultz, Ken Ken Schultz's Field Guide to Saltwater Fish pp. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9780471449959. Images from National Geographic
Sports Authority of India
The Sports Authority of India is the apex national sports body of India, established in 1984 by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of Government of India for the development of sport in India. SAI has 2 Sports Academic institutions, 10 "SAI Regional Centres", 14 "Centre of Excellence", 56 "Sports Training Centres" and 20 "Special Area Games". In addition, SAI manages Netaji Subhash High Altitude Training Centre as well as 5 stadiums in the national capital of Delhi, such as Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Indira Gandhi Arena, Dhyan Chand National Stadium, SPM Swimming Pool Complex and Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range. Two "SAI Sports Academic" institutions are Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports and Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education, conducting research and running certificate to PhD level courses in physical education and sports medicine. Ten "SAI Regional Centres" are located at Chandigarh, Lucknow, Imphal, Bhopal, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar. Fourteen "Centre of Excellences" have a total of nearly 600 trainees in 18 sports, such as Archery, Boxing, Fencing, Hockey, Kabaddi and Canoeing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Wushu.
14 COE are at Patiala, Hisar, Imphal, Jagatpur, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Kandivali and Gandhinagar. Twenty "Special Area Games" are located at Kargil, Gidhaur, Namchi, Kokrajhar, Imphal, Agartala, Bolpur, Sundergarh, Port Blair, Tellicherry, Mayiladuthurai. After independence, on 7 May 1961, the National Institute of Sports was set up for the development of sports at the Motibagh Palace grounds in Patiala. On the 23 January 1973, it was renamed Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports; the Sports Authority of India originated with the committee formed to host the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi. On 25 January 1984, "Sports Authority of India" was established as a registered society by the "Department of Sports"" of Government of India's Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. On 1 May 1987, the "Society for National Institute of Physical Education and Sports" was merged with SAI, as a result, the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports at Patiala and its allied centres at Bhopal, Bangalore and Gandhinagar and the Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education at Thiruvananthapuram came under SAI.
The Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports at Patiala and the Lakshmibai National University of Physical Education at Thiruvananthapuram became its academic wings. In 1995, Lakshmibai National University of Physical Education at Gwalior became a separate "Deemed University." Clockwise from north: SAI Netaji Subhas Regional Centre, Chandigarh SAI Chaudhary Devi Lal Northern Regional Centre, Haryana SAI Netaji Subhas Regional Centre, Uttar Pradesh SAI Netaji Subhas North-East Regional Centre, Assam SAI Netaji Subhas North-East Regional Centre, Manipur SAI Netaji Subhas Eastern Centre, West Bengal SAI Udhav Das Mehta Bhaiji Central Centre, Madhya Pradesh SAI Netaji Subhas Southern Centre, Karnataka SAI Regional Centre, Maharashtra SAI Netaji Subhas Western Centre, Gujarat SAI runs following two academic institutes that run graduate and post-graduate courses in sports medicine and physical education to prepare coaches and allied sports support staff. Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports at PatialaRefresher Courses Certificate Course in Sports Coaching via SAI Regional Centres s Diploma in Sports Coaching Post-graduate Diploma Course in Sports medicine Master's degree in Sports CoachingLakshmibai National College of Physical Education at ThiruvananthapuramBachelor of Physical Education Master of Physical Education Doctor of Philosophy Regular and Part-time In 1983, a "Department of Sports Science" was established at "NSNIS Patiala".
From 1987 to 1990, "Sports science centres" with "Human Performance Lab" were set up at 4 regional centres in Delhi, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar. Sports scientists from the fields of anthropometry, sports biomechanics, sports nutrition, sport psychology, sports physiology and physical education undertake the research work to improve the performance of sportsperson in competitions. SAI has technical and research collaboration with various reputed Indian and foreign sports science and medical institutes. Doctors, psychologists, nutritionists and experts from these friends are deployed at SAI academies, regional centres, sports training centres and centre of excellences. SPARRC institute and Indian Institute of Sports Medicine recognized by Indian Government aim to provide non-invasive procedures for sorts injuries with advanced research in sports science; this is the backbone of SAI which provides support to the National Sports Federations (NS