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Tim Hagan

Timothy Hagan is an American politician who served as Cuyahoga County Commissioner and other local offices from the 1980s through 2000s, was his party's nominee for the governorship of Ohio in 2002. Hagan grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, as one of fourteen siblings. Hagan's father, Robert Hagan, was a Trumbull County Commissioner and a State Representative. After graduating from Ursuline High School, Hagan attended Youngstown State University, he was served in Germany in the late 1960s. After leaving the military, he worked as a baker and steelworker in Youngstown before going on to earn a degree in urban studies from the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University in 1975, he worked as a social worker in Youngstown. In 1978, Hagan became chairman of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, beating Garfield Heights ward leader Henry S. Trubiano. In that position, he became one of the first Democrats to endorse Edward M. Kennedy in the 1980 presidential election over the sitting Democratic President Jimmy Carter.

Prior to his endorsement, Hagan had been a guest of Kennedy at his home in Hyannisport. Hagan was appointed Cuyahoga County's county recorder, but he failed to keep the seat in an election, he ran for a seat on the Cuyahoga County board of commissioners, losing to Republican Virgil Brown. He ran again in 1981, this time successfully. Hagan served on the county commission for 16 years. In 1989, Hagan made an unsuccessful attempt for the office of mayor of Cleveland, losing the Democratic primary to Ohio State Senator Michael R. White, who went on to defeat Cleveland City Council President George L. Forbes in the general election. In 1992, with White's endorsement, Hagan made an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U. S. House of Representatives, losing in the Democratic primary to incumbent U. S. Rep. Mary Rose Oakar. Hagan described himself as an avowed liberal, ingrained by his father's politics, expressed regret at the conservative trend in the Democratic Party in the 1990s, he was known to quote Albert Camus in his speeches, a habit that did not earn him the affection of blue-collar voters.

However, he allowed for compromises with his innate liberalism, agreeing to go along with government funding for the Cleveland Gateway project, which included the construction of Jacobs Field and Gund Arena. Hagan has received praise from both sides of the political aisle. Republican Jim Petro, the state auditor and former fellow county commissioner, called him "the most honorable politician I've known." He earned the friendship of former rival Forbes, during the 1989 election, had described Hagan as a "pimp." Hagan ran into political trouble when it was revealed that Cuyahoga County Treasurer Francis E. Gaul had made risky investments using county funds, having assured the Board of Commissioners that the Secured Assets Fund Earnings fund was free of risk. Hagan was called as a witness for the defense in Gaul's trial, saying that he had "implicitly" trusted Gaul's reassurances that the investments were safe, it was 1994, the booming economy mitigated the county treasury's losses and Hagan managed to win re-election to the board of commissioners.

In 1996, Hagan announced that he would retire from electoral politics after his term expired at the end of 1998, stating: "I'm in the twilight of a mediocre career. But I'm looking forward to going to the grocery store without someone asking me for a job."In 2002, he ran for the office of Governor of Ohio and lost to the incumbent Republican, Robert A. Taft II. Hagan's campaign against Taft using a duck quacking "Taftquack" raised trademark issues with the American Family Life Insurance Company's trademarked "AFLAC" quacking duck; the federal court in the Northern District of Ohio found that Hagan's commercial neither infringed nor diluted the AFLAC mark. 266 F. Supp. 2d 682. In February 2004, Hagan announced his intention to run again for a seat on the Cuyahoga County commission against fellow Democrat and former colleague, Tim McCormack. Hagan defeated McCormack in the Democratic primary election and faced no Republican opposition in the November 2004 general election. In November 2008, he was re-elected to the Cuyahoga County commission without opposition.

In November 2009, the voters of Cuyahoga County voted to change its governmental structure. Tim Hagan retired as Cuyahoga County Commissioner in 2011, when the county switched to an Executive-Council Form of government. In 1973, Hagan married Jeanne Marie Carney. Carney's father, John Carney, a successful property developer and judge, helped Hagan to get his start in Democratic politics in his brother James Carney's 1971 campaign for mayor of Cleveland, they had two daughters and Marie. They divorced in 1995. In 1999, Hagan married actress Kate Mulgrew; as of 2014, they had divorced. Hagan has a close relationship with members of the Kennedy family—he is a godfather to Kate Kennedy Townsend, one of Robert Kennedy's grandchildren, was a pallbearer at the funeral of Stephen E. Smith, the late husband of Jean Kennedy Smith. Hagan's father, Robert E. Hagan, served as a county commissioner on the board of commissioners of Trumbull County, in the Ohio General Assembly. Hagan's brother Robert F. Hagan was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives.

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National Aquatic Centre

The National Aquatic Centre is an indoor aquatics facility in Blanchardstown, Ireland. The Centre houses a 50 metre swimming pool with an associated diving pool, an aquapark and leisure pool, a fitness centre. Since opening in March 2003, the Centre has hosted the swimming events of the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games, the 2003 European Short Course Swimming Championships and a number of international water polo events, it hosts the Irish Open Swimming Championships, Irish Senior Water Polo Cup, Irish Open Diving Championships, as well as a number of other national and regional aquatic events. In 2001, a "Design and Operate" contract for the Centre was awarded to a consortium of companies – S & P Architects and Dublin Waterworld; the capital cost of the Centre was budgeted at €62.5 million. The project was certified as complete in September 2010; the actual cost of the project is still unclear but €119m has been spent on the Campus to date. The Centre sustained roof damage during a period of stormy weather in January 2005 and had to be closed for five months so that repairs could be carried out.

This closure, after only 18 months operation, damaged the business of the operating company, Dublin Waterworld. Campus & Stadium Ireland Development, the State company which owns the centre, commissioned an engineer to assess the roof damage and they concluded that the roof was not designed and constructed in accordance with building regulations, despite the fact that CSID's experts had certified it. During the period of closure, the NSCDA commenced legal proceedings to remove the operators; the case was settled in December 2006 with Dublin Waterworld agreeing to leave the Centre and each party covering their own costs. NSCDA claimed. A High Court-appointed arbitrator upheld the VAT charge. However, in 2010 the Supreme Court ruled that there was no basis for the VAT charge and set aside both the earlier awards; the Public Accounts Committee investigated the background to the case and issued a report in May 2012, critical of NSCDA and the Department of Sport. In December 2012, Dublin Waterworld acquired documents that demonstrated that NSCDA had been advised in 2002 that the VAT charge was contrary to legislation.

These documents were forwarded to the Public Accounts Committee, an explanation from NSCDA sought. Since the NSCDA took back the running of the centre in 2007 the centre has seen visitor numbers multiply, membership triple; however the centre still requires an annual multi million euro subsidy. The Centre claimed to have had over six hundred thousand visitors in 2011, with admission income of €1.4m and ticket costs of up to €14. In 2012 over 815,000 people used the facilities of the Centre, making it Ireland’s third most popular fee-paying attraction. Swim Ireland launched a High Performance Unit in April 2010 and conducts training camps for elite swimmers at the Centre. In 2012, the NAC hosted pre-Olympic training camps for teams from 16 different countries, including the Water Polo Champions Hungary, new Olympic Water Polo Champions Croatia, the Korean National Swimming team and the Synchronised Swimming team from the USA, among others; the NAC has come to house Ireland’s biggest one-site programme of swimming lessons and has over 4,500 members.

On 7 January 2013 the centre set an Irish record for the most bookings in one day for swimming and synchronised swimming lessons. The National Aquatic Centre is one of the world’s largest indoor water centres, it comprises: a 10-lane 50 metre x 25 metre international standard swimming pool with two moveable floors which allow it to be reconfigured for other uses. The centre is accessible and was commended in 6 O2 Kanchi Award categories as well as winning ILAM Gold Standard awards twice. In November 2012 the centre won the Fingal Business Chamber Award for "Best Sales & marketing"; this added to the Dublin 15 Chamber Awards won in 2009 & 2010. The National Aquatic Centre houses Ireland's first Olympic standard pool. Known as the International Competition Pool, in 2003 it was used for the 2003 Special Olympics and in the same year hosted the Ligue européenne de natation. In 2012 this pool hosted 16 nations from across the globe, including teams from USA, Great Britain, South Korea, Canada and more for pre London Olympics Games training camps, making it Ireland's most successful pre-Olympics venue.

Aquazone Water Park is the name of a water park. The water park features three water slides, a surfing-machine, a Lazy River and a large pool that generates waves. In 2012 over 815,000 people visited making it one of Ireland’s top paid attractions. List of Olympic-size swimming pools in Ireland Official site – National Aquatic Centre News report Business report http://www.herald.ie/sport/gaa/dublin-footballers-join-the-national-aquatic-centre-3334196.html Costs article Legal action article News article

SAP Mobile Platform

SAP Mobile Platform is a mobile enterprise application platform designed to simplify the task of creating applications that connect business data to mobile devices for workflow management and back-office integration. SAP Mobile Platform provides a layer of middleware between heterogeneous back-end data sources, such as relational databases, enterprise applications and files, the mobile devices that need to read and write back-end data. Application developers write the business logic of a mobile application using the development tools in SAP Mobile Platform; the product automatically does the translation required to create customized versions of the new application for a wide variety of mobile devices and operating systems. The intent is to make it easier and faster to create complex applications that use multiple data sources and will work on many different mobile devices. Sybase first released Sybase Unwired Platform in 2008. Written in C and Java. Version 2.3 of the product was the first to be released as SAP Mobile Platform.

Version 3.0: Released May 2014 Version 2.3: Released end of 2013 as SAP Mobile Platform Version 2.2: Released in March 2013 Version 2.1.3: Released in May 2012 Version 2.1.2: Released February 2012 Version 2.1.1: Released November 2011 Version 2.1: Released September 2011 Version 2.0: Released 2011 Version 1.5.2: Released 2010 Version 1.2: Released 2009 Version 1.0: Released 2008 Appcelerator Cordova support Mobile Analytics Kit Mobile SDK Hybrid Web Container 4GL tooling environment Eclipse plug-in Integrated mobile device management and application enablement Support for multiple device types, including Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Windows laptops/tablets. Integrates with SAP, Remedy Corp, other applications that leverage databases or service oriented architecture. Unwired Platform Runtime Secure access between mobile devices and a network To use Sybase Unwired Platform, a software developer drags and drops table names from a database list into a diagram, which creates what the product calls a "mobile business object."

The Sybase Unwired Platform server uses that object to determine how data will be shared between the server and mobile clients, performs "code generation" to create customized versions for individual mobile platforms. Tokn: builds integrated enterprise apps for any system such as SAP, Oracle, IFS, SQL with all apps run native on Android, Microsoft and IOS. Syclo: Following SAP's acquisition, Syclo's Agentry solution became part of SAP Mobile Platform in its 2.3 release. KonyOne Platform Verivo Convertigo Nitro Mobile Solutions Appcelerator Mobile application management Mobile device Mobile device management Mobile enterprise application platform Cross-platform software Unwired enterprise Sybase Sujoy Sameer Das, Bosch

C Vijayakumar

C Vijayakumar is the president and chief executive officer of HCL Technologies, a US$8.9 billion global technology company.. C Vijayakumar joined HCL Technologies in 1994 in the founding startup team of Comnet as a senior technical engineer. Over the years, Vijay undertook a wide portfolio of responsibilities across sales, technology and operations, he was appointed the company's chief operating officer in July 2016 and is responsible for leading the company's business operations globally, executing HCL's business strategy and ensuring operational excellence company-wide. Prior to becoming chief executive officer, Vijay was the COO of the company and president of HCL's Infrastructure Services business, a position he held since March 2015. In this capacity, he played a key role in driving business goals for the Infrastructure Services Line of Business which today contributes 40% to the total revenues of HCL Technologies. Vijay is recognized as one of the key people who pioneered the remote infrastructure management proposition which has today become a multibillion-dollar area of business for the information technology industry.

Vijay has held several technology and operational leadership positions at HCL and is recognized in the industry for his strategic thinking and impeccable execution. He is a member of Wall Street Journal's CEO Council and is on the Steward Board of World Economic Forum's Strategic Initiative on ‘Future of Education and Work’. Vijay is known for his collaborative leadership style, commended in the business bestseller ‘Blueprint to a billion: 7 essentials to achieve exponential growth’ as part of a case-study on HCL Technologies authored by David G. Thomson. Vijay holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electrical & electronics engineering from PSG College of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India Vijay was born in Coimbatore in the state of Tamil Nadu in India, he is based out of New York City and Cary, North Carolina, in the United States. Vijay has one daughter. In his free time, he likes to read books. HCL Technologies Shiv Nadar

Nikolay Vasilev

Nikolay Vassilev Vassilev is a Bulgarian politician and economist, part of two governments of Bulgaria. Vasilev is a former member of NDSV and served as deputy prime minister and Minister of the Economy, vice-prime minister and Minister of Transport and Communications and Minister of State Administration and Administrative Reform. Since 2009, Vassilev is managing partner at Expat Capital - with its licensed wholly owned subsidiary Expat Asset Management, it is one of the largest independent asset management companies in Bulgaria. Expat manages hundreds of individual investment portfolios, 3 mutual funds with global focus, a family of ETFs tracking the performance of stock indices from the CEE region. Vassilev was senior vice president at Lazard Capital MarketsLondon, associate director at UBS in the Tokyo, New York, London offices, working in the area of equities and emerging markets, he was a tax adviser at Coopers & Lybrand in Budapest, Hungary. Vassilev holds a Master of Arts degree in international economics and finance from Brandeis University, US with an exchange program at Keio University, as well as two bachelor's degrees from the State University of New York, USA and the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and has been a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder since 1999.

He speaks English and Russian and has basic knowledge of French and Japanese. Vassilev is a member of the board of the Bulgarian CFA Association, he is the author of three books – “Energy”, “Menu for Reformers”, “Career or Not”. Vassilev is married and has two daughters

Lakandon Ch ľol

The Lakandon Chʼol were a former Chʼol-speaking Maya people inhabiting the Lacandon Jungle in what is now Chiapas in Mexico and the bordering regions of northwestern Guatemala, along the tributaries of the upper Usumacinta River and the foothills of the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes. The Lakandon Chʼol of the time of the Spanish conquest should not be confused with the modern Yucatec-speaking Lacandon people occupying the same region. At the time of Spanish contact in the 16th century, the Lacandon Jungle was inhabited by Chʼol people referred to as Lakam Tun; this name was hispanicised, first to El Acantun to Lacantun and to Lacandon. The main Lakandon village was situated on an island in Lake Miramar referred to as Lakam Tun by the inhabitants; the Lakandons, together with their unconquered Itza enemies to the northeast, had an warlike reputation among the Spanish. Hernán Cortés first heard of the existence of the Lakandon when he was passing through Kejache territory in 1524, although he did not contact them.

During the 16th century, the Spanish colonial authorities in Verapaz, within the Captaincy General of Guatemala, complained that baptised Maya were fleeing colonial towns in order to find refuge among the independent Lakandon and their Manche Chʼol neighbours. The first Spanish expedition against the Lakandons was carried out in 1559, commanded by Pedro Ramírez de Quiñones. At the end of the 16th century, under pressure from the advancing Spanish frontier, the Lakandon Chʼol abandoned Lakam Tun and withdrew deeper into the forest to the southeast where they founded a new town, Sakbʼajlan, within a wide curve of the Lacantún River; the name of the town translated as "white jaguar". The Lakandons had two other settlements further east, called Peta. During the course of the 17th century, the Lakandon Chʼol raided the Guatemalan Highlands to such an extent that it was considered unsafe to travel in the region surrounding San Mateo Ixtatán and Santa Eulalia in the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, within the colonial Corregimiento de Totonicapán y Huehuetenango administrative division.

In response, the colonial authorities placed garrisons in both towns in order to protect the local inhabitants against Lakandon raids, with limited success. The Lakandon Chʼol traded with the colonial Maya towns of Cobán and Cahabón in Alta Verapaz, receiving quetzal feathers, chile, cotton and Spanish-produced iron tools in exchange for cacao and achiote. From time to time the Spanish launched punitive military expeditions against the Lakandons to try to stabilise the northern frontier of the Guatemalan colony. Franciscan friars Antonio Margil and Melchor López were active among the Lakandon and Manche Chʼol between 1692 and 1694. Most of the Lakandon Chʼol were forcibly relocated to the Huehuetenango area by the Spanish in the early 18th century; the resettled Lakandon Chʼol were soon absorbed into the local Maya populations there and ceased to exist as a separate ethnicity. The last known Lakandon Chʼol were three Indians that were recorded as living in Santa Catarina Retalhuleu in 1769. Acala Chʼol Amerindian Indigenous peoples of the Americas Genetic history of indigenous peoples of the Americas