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Wolf Prize in Mathematics

The Wolf Prize in Mathematics is awarded annually by the Wolf Foundation in Israel. It is one of the six Wolf Prizes established by the Foundation and awarded since 1978. According to a reputation survey conducted in 2013 and 2014, the Wolf Prize in Mathematics is the third most prestigious international academic award in mathematics, after the Abel Prize and the Fields Medal; until the establishment of the Abel Prize, it was the closest equivalent of a "Nobel Prize in Mathematics", since the Fields Medal is awarded every four years only to mathematicians under the age of 40. List of mathematics awards "The Wolf Foundation Prize in Mathematics". "Huffingtonpost Israel-Wolf-Prizes 2012". Huffington Post. 10 January 2012. "Jerusalempost Israel-Wolf-Prizes 2013". Israel-Wolf-Prizes 2015 Jerusalempost Wolf Prizes 2017 Jerusalempost Wolf Prizes 2018 Wolf Prize 2019

Lorenzo Guerini

Lorenzo Guerini is an Italian politician. He is a member of the Democratic Party, he has been serving as Minister of Defence in the Conte II Cabinet since 5 September 2019. In March 2014, he was appointed by the Secretary of the Democratic Party, Matteo Renzi, Deputy Secretary along with Debora Serracchiani, a position that he held until May 2017. From 2005 to 2012 he served as Mayor of his hometown. Lorenzo Guerini was born in Lodi, Lombardy, in 1966. During the 1970s he attended the Agostino Bassi Institute in Lodi, he graduated in political science at the Cattolica University of Milan. Guerini began his political career at the beginning of the 1990s in the ranks of the Christian Democracy, he was elected twice as municipal councilor in Lodi for the DC, where he carried out the functions of councilor for social services. In 1994 he was chosen as the local coordinator of the new-born Italian People's Party, the direct heir of DC. In May 1995, he was elected first president of the Province of Lodi representing the centre-left coalition and becoming the youngest provincial president in Italy at the age of 28.

In June 1999 he won a second term, during which, following the dissolution of the Italian People's Party, he The Daisy, a Christian leftist political party, of which he became a main national leader. In the 2005 local elections, Guerini was elected Mayor of Lodi for the centre-left, obtaining 54.1% of valid votes in the first round. Together with the majority of The Daisy members, in 2007 he joined the Democratic Party, the new centre-left party, born from the union between The Daisy and the Democrats of the Left. In the 2010 local elections, Guerini was again elected mayor in the first round of voting, with 53.7% of the votes. During his term as mayor he enjoyed a broad and widespread popular consensus, becoming one of the most appreciated mayors in Italy. On 31 December 2012, Guerini resigned from his post, in order to present his candidacy for the upcoming parliamentary election in February 2013, in compliance with the eligibility conditions. After winning the special primaries organized by the Democratic Party, Guerini was included in the list of candidates for the Lombardy 3 constituency of the Chamber of Deputies and was elected.

In 2013, Guerini endorsed Matteo Renzi in the 2013 leadership election, who appointed him, member of the national secretariat of the party, with the role of spokesman. In February 2014 he joined the newly appointed Prime Minister Renzi in carrying out institutional consultations for the formation of the new government. On 14 June 2014, the PD national assembly approved Guerini's appointment as party's Deputy Secretary, along with Debora Serracchiani. Following the 2017 leadership election, they both ceased from office on 7 May 2017, replaced by Maurizio Martina. However, Guerini held a position within the party leadership, becoming coordinator of the national secretariat. In the 2018 general election Guerini was re-elected in the Chamber of Deputies and on 18 July 2018 he was elected president of Parliamentary Committee for the Intelligence and Security Services and for State Secret Control, a body of the Italian Parliament deputed to survey and oversee the activities of the Italian intelligence agencies.

In August 2019 tensions grew within the populist government, leading to the issuing of a motion of no-confidence on Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte by the League. After Conte's resignation, the national board of the PD opened to the possibility of forming a new cabinet in a coalition with the M5S, based on pro-Europeanism, green economy, sustainable development, fight against economic inequality and a new immigration policy; the party accepted that Conte may continue at the head of a new government, on 29 August President Sergio Mattarella formally invested Conte to do so. On 5 September, Guerini was appointed new Minister of Defence

Banking in Kyrgyzstan

In mid-1995, the banking system in Kyrgyzstan continued to be dominated by the central savings bank and by the three major commercial banks that succeeded the sectoral banks of the Soviet era and remained under state control. Those banks, the Agricultural and Industrial Bank, the Industrial and Construction Bank, the Commercial Bank of Kyrgyzstan, owned 85 percent of banking assets in 1994. New commercial banks, of which fifteen were established in 1993 and 1994, were owned by individuals or enterprises and had much less financial power than the state-owned banks; the new commercial banks have the right to sell foreign currency and open deposit accounts. The National Bank is the official center of currency exchange, but in the mid-1990s it did not adhere to official exchange rates. In mid-1994, the government established the Bank for Reconstruction and Development, which uses state funds, foreign currency assets, loans from abroad to aid small and medium-sized enterprises and to invest in targeted spheres of the economy housing, power generation, agriculture.

The banking system has remained concentrated in the same areas as in the Soviet period. Although some diversification has occurred, loans tend to go to traditional clients; because new commercial banks are small and were owned by state ministries and state-owned enterprises, competition has developed slowly. Through 1994 Soviet-style accounting and reporting systems remained in use, banking services such as domestic and international payments have remained at the same noncompetitive level as they were prior to 1991. Capabilities vital to a market-type economy, such as credit risk assessment and project appraisal, are lacking. Post-Soviet regulations on capital funds, exposure limits, lending practices have not been enforced; the technical infrastructure of the banks requires substantial overhaul. In addition, the National Bank has been plagued by scandal; the limitations of the banking system have made it unable to efficiently mobilize and allocate financial resources into the national economy.

This failure has hindered privatization and other types of economic reform that require substantial amounts of risk capital upon which borrowers can rely. Critical are the bad loans held by the three state-owned banks and eroded capital base. In 1995 the National Bank's outstanding loans to agricultural and industrial enterprises totaled 1 billion som each. Optima Bank This article incorporates public domain material from the Library of Congress Country Studies website

HPE Helion

HPE Helion was a portfolio of open-source software and integrated systems for enterprise cloud computing. It was announced by HPE Cloud in May 2014. HPE Helion grew from under US$300 million to over US$3 billion by 2016. HP closed the Helion business on 31 January 2016. HP has hybrid cloud and other offerings but Helion, a Public Cloud offering is no more available. HPE Helion is based including OpenStack and Cloud Foundry. HPE Helion OpenStack, product based on OpenStack cloud computing project launched in October 2014; the HPE-sponsored cloud services catalogue Cloud28+ featured software built with HPE Helion OpenStack when it launched in 2014. HPE Helion Stackato is a Platform as a Service based on Cloud Foundry, which HPE acquired in July 2015. Helion Stackato is available for AWS, VMWare and Azure. HPE Helion CloudSystem, an integrated Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service offering combining HPE Helion OpenStack and HPE Helion Stackato with HPE Proliant server hardware based on a particular use-case, such as distributed compute or distributed object storage.

CloudSystem 10 launched in September 2016. HPE Helion Eucalyptus is an Amazon Web Services-compatible platform for building cloud environments, based in the open-source Eucalyptus software, which HPE launched in March 2015, it allows AWS applications to be moved on-premises with no modification to the workload, design patterns, or mindset. Amazon Web Services Microsoft Azure Oracle Cloud Official website

Basil Beaumont

Basil Beaumont, rear-admiral, was the fifth son, amongst the twenty-one children, of Sir Henry Beaumont, of Stoughton Grange and Cole Orton. Of his early service in the navy there is no record: it was short and uneventful, on 28 October 1688 he was appointed lieutenant of the Portsmouth. Six months 21 April 1689, he was appointed captain of HMS Centurion, which ship was lost in Plymouth Sound in a violent storm on 25 December of the same year. Although so young a captain, no blame attached to him, he was accordingly appointed, after some months, to HMS Dreadnought, early in 1692 was transferred to HMS Rupert, in which ship he took part in the battle of Barfleur. He continued in the Rupert during the following year. In 1696 he commanded HMS Montague, in the fleet cruising in the English Channel and off Ushant, was for a short time detached as commodore of an inshore squadron, he was afterwards transferred, at short intervals, to HMS Neptune, HMS Essex, HMS Duke, whilst in command of the squadron off Dunkirk, during the remainder of 1696 and till the peace.

In November 1698 he was appointed to HMS Resolution, during the next year was senior officer at Spithead, with a special commission for commanding in chief and holding courts-martial. In the end of August he was ordered to pay the ship off, he commissioned her again some months and continued in her for the next two years, for a great part of which time he lay in the Downs, commanding — as he wrote — "a number of ships of consequence, with no small trouble and a good deal of charge", on which he referred it to the lord high admiral, "if this does not require more than commanding as the eldest captain". His application did not meet with immediate success, his rank, not his service, was altered. During the summer he convoyed the Baltic trade, he was still there on 27 November, when the great storm which "o'er pale Britannia passed", hurled the ship on to the Goodwin Sands. Every soul on board, was lost; the circumstances of his death have given to Beaumont's name a wider repute than his career as an officer would have otherwise entitled it to.

Two younger brothers, who had entered the navy, had died. As Lady Beaumont's second son, who, on the death of his elder brother, had succeeded to the title and estates, was unmarried and appointed a lord commissioner of the admiralty in 1714, the implied statement that the family was dependent on Basil is curious; the petition, was successful, a pension of £50 a year was granted to each of the six daughters. Beaumont's portrait, by Michael Dahl, is in the Painted Hall at Greenwich, to which it was presented by King George IV; these references are found in the DNB article referred to above. Works related to Beaumont, Basil at Wikisource

Padmalal de Alwis

Padmalal de Alwis is a Sri Lankan politician and a member of the Central Provincial Council. He is a member of the United National Party, he is known as'Kalu Aliya'. He is the acting president in the Central Provincial Council as an opposition member. De Alwis was raised in Kandy, his father was a businessman. De Alwis was a member in the United National Party from 1977 to 1997. In 1997 he was elected to the Akurana Pradhesha Saba with the most votes of a Sinhala leader in Akurana Electorate. In 2003 he became Vice Chairman in Akurana pradesha saba as the 1st Sinhala leader to obtain more than 6000 votes in Akurana Electorate. In 2004 he was elected to the Central Provincial Council from Harispaththuwa seat, he became the chief Organizer in Galagedara seat in 2014. He exceeded more than 21000 votes in 2013, he was a social worker. He made 200 houses for the poor with his private funds and Canadian funds received with his personal contacts, he launched a programme to distribute spectacles free of charge worth Rs.2800 each.

He annually distributes books and other accessories for the education of poor children. He helps temples, mosques and other religions to promote social well being. De alwis is married to Indrani de Alwis from a prestige family in kandyan kingdom, the daughter of Rambanda Ekanayake, the owner of Udadeniya Walawwa, he has three sons. Members of 6th Council 2013-2018 - Members of Opposition