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Kirti Kumari

Kirti Kumari member of the erstwhile Royal Family of Bijolia, daughter of present Rao Saheb Shri Chandraveer Singh ji of Bijolia and Rani Saheb Manohar Kanwar of Auwa. She was an alumnus of the Sophia Senior Secondary School, Ajmer & the Sophia College where she completed her Bachelor'sin Arts, she worked for the Mayo College Girls School as a House Master in Jamila Singh House. Next she entered into politics and was a politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party and a member of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly representing the Mandalgarh Vidhan Sabha constituency in Bhilwara district, Rajasthan. Kumari died of a swine flu infection on 28 August 2017, she was fifty years old. Kumari belonged to the former royal family of Bijolia, she contested her first election in 2003 on the Bharatiya Janata Party ticket from Mandalgarh Vidhan Sabha constituency where she faced Shiv Charan Mathur of the Indian National Congress, a two-term Chief Minister of Rajasthan and six-term member of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.

Kumari narrowly lost that election by eight hundred votes. In 2008, Kumari faced Pradeep Kumar Singh. Kumari won a seat on the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly in 2013, by defeating Indian National Congress candidate Vivek Dhakar, carrying her constituency by a margin of over nineteen thousand votes. In early August 2017, Kumari was treated by a local physician, her condition did not improve and she was transferred to the district hospital where she was diagnosed with the H1N1 strain of swine influenza. Her condition worsened and she was shifted to the Sawai Man Singh Hospital in Jaipur where the doctors advised that she be moved to a specialty hospital. Kumari subsequently sought treatment at the Fortis Hospital, where she died on 28 August 2017. Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje stated, "Her demise is a huge loss for me and for the BJP family"

National identity cards in the European Economic Area

National identity cards are issued to their citizens by the governments of all European Economic Area member states except Denmark, Ireland and Norway. Citizens holding a national identity card, which states EEA or Swiss citizenship, can use it as an identity document within their home country, as a travel document to exercise the right of free movement in the EEA and Switzerland. Identity cards that do not state EEA or Swiss citizenship, including national identity cards issued to residents who are not citizens, are not valid as a travel document within the EEA and Switzerland. National identity cards are accepted in other parts of the world for unofficial identification purposes and sometimes for official purposes such as proof of identity/nationality to authorities. Three EEA member states do not issue cards defined by EU as national identity cards to their citizens: Denmark and Norway. At present, citizens from these three countries can only use a passport as a travel document when travelling between EEA member states, Switzerland.

However, when travelling within the Schengen Area or Common Travel Area, other valid identity documentation is sufficient. Ireland issues a passport card, valid as national identity card in other EU countries; as an alternative to presenting a passport, EEA and Swiss citizens are entitled to use a valid national identity card as a travel document to exercise their right of free movement in the European Economic Area and Switzerland. Speaking, it is not necessary for an EEA or Swiss citizen to possess a valid national identity card or passport to enter the EEA or Switzerland. In theory, if an EEA or Swiss citizen outside of both the EEA and Switzerland can prove their nationality by any other means, they must be permitted to enter the EEA or Switzerland. An EEA or Swiss citizen, unable to demonstrate their nationality satisfactorily must, nonetheless, be given'every reasonable opportunity' to obtain the necessary documents or to have them delivered within a reasonable period of time. Additionally, EEA and Swiss citizens can enter a number of countries and territories outside the EEA and Switzerland on the strength of their national identity cards alone, without the need to present a passport to the border authorities: Of these countries, the following only accept national ID cards of EEA/Swiss citizens for short-term visits, require a passport to take up residency: Bosnia and Herzegovina Faroe Islands 6 Kosovo North Macedonia Montserrat North Cyprus Serbia Turkey allows citizens of Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Switzerland to enter for short-term visits using a national identity card.

Egypt allows citizens of Belgium, Germany and Portugal to enter using a national identity card for short-term visits. Tunisia allows nationals of Austria, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland to enter using a national identity card if travelling on an organized tour. Anguilla and Saint Lucia allow nationals of France to enter using a national ID card, while Dominica de facto allows nationals of Germany and Sweden to enter with a national ID card. Gambia allows nationals of Belgium to enter using a national ID card. Greenland allows Nordic citizens to enter with a national ID card. In practice, all EEA and Swiss citizens can use their ID cards, because no passport control takes place on arrival in Greenland, only by the airline at check-in and the gate, both Air Greenland and Icelandair accept any EEA or Swiss ID card. Although, as a matter of European law, holders of a Swedish national identity card are entitled to use it as a travel document to any European Union member state, Swedish national law did not recognise the card as a valid travel document outside the Schengen Area until July 2015 in direct violation of European law.

What this meant in practice was that leaving Schengen directly from Sweden with the card was not possible. This changed in July 2015, when travel to non-Schengen countries in the EU was permitted. Finnish citizens cannot leave Finland directly for a non EU/EFTA country with only their ID cards. UK Border Force officials have been known to place extra scrutiny on and to spend longer processing national identity cards issued by certain member states which are deemed to have limited security features and hence more susceptible to tampering/forgery. Unlike their counterparts in the Schengen Area (who, under the previous legal regime in force until 7 April 2017, were obliged to perform a'rapid' and'straightforward' visual check for signs of falsification and tampering, were not obliged to use technical devices – such as document scanners, UV light and magnifiers – when EEA and

James Amster

James Amster was an interior decorator in New York City in the 1960s who created the Amster Yard, a New York Historic Landmark. Amster was born on July 18, 1908, in Lynn and grew up in Boston, in a house with a yard the reason why he decided to restore the Amster Yard in Manhattan. Amster attended the Museum of Fine Arts, where he studied sculpture and painting. Amster was known for his community involvement on the Turtle Bay, Manhattan and for his traditional style as interior decorator. At first Amster worked for Bergdorf Goodman, a luxury goods department store based on Fifth Avenue in New York City and opened and managed its decorating and antiques department. Amster went solo in 1938. Among his clients: businesses and hotels in both Central America and United States, he is the interior designer responsible for the redecoration of The Pierre, a luxury hotel located at 2 East 61st Street, Manhattan. In 1957 Amster founded E. 49th Street Association Turtle Bay Association. The first meetings of the association were held at Amster Yard.

Amster was affiliated with: the Prescott Neighborhood House, the Prescott Nursery School and the Friends of Peter Detmold Park Foundation. Peter Detmold was a friend of Amster from the Turtle Bay Association, killed in 1972. In 1944 Amster restored what is now known as Amster Yard, designated in 1966 a New York City Designated Landmark, at 211 1/2 East 49th Street; the building was a 19th-century boarding house, a station of the Boston Post Road and a commercial yard, but when Amster bought it in 1944 it was abandoned. Amster renovated the building, with the help of Ted Sandier and Harold Sterner, creating an inner yard connecting several apartments/studios which he rented to many key figures in the design field: Norman Norell, Billy Baldwin, Isamu Noguchi, SwidPowell. Across the yard there was a Greek handicraft store. One of the apartments was Amster's home. During the party hosted by Amster to inaugurate the Yard, Elsie de Wolfe, mentor to Amster, suggested that he put a mirror at one end of the Yard to give the impression that the Yard was bigger.

Amster framed the mirror inside an arch. The mirror is still in place at the Yard today. James Amster was in a long-lasting relationship with Robert K. Moyer. Concerning the Amster-Moyer relationship and friend Mike Wallace described them in 1995 as "a wonderful old married couple" and "both people that I admired". Amster was friends with Constance Spry, British educator and florist, Syrie Maugham, leading British interior decorator of the 1920s and 1930s and wife to W. Somerset Maugham. Amster died of leukemia on June 11, 1986. Moyer continued to live at Amster Yard until 1992. Amster Yard was acquired in 1999 and renovated by the Instituto Cervantes, New York, since 2002, the Instituto allows people to use the yard as a pocket park. However, when the Instituto acquired the property, much of it was destroyed. And, the premises had fallen into disrepair. According to Tina Kelley in The New York Times in 2002: "Most of its courtyard and walkways have been dug up, right down to the schist..... Most of its buildings have been demolished."

Thus though the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission stepped in after the damage was done, the Instituto through its site's developers, the Instituto Cervantes, promised to restore the Yard. However, a complete restoration is not. Kelley in The Times's May 21, 2002, article reported: "But some people involved in the project regret that the final product will not include the actual older, protected buildings."

Big Time (Peter Gabriel song)

"Big Time" is a song by English rock musician Peter Gabriel from his 1986 album So. It was his second top-ten single on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at no. 8. The song's bass guitar part is unique in that backing bassist Tony Levin and then-backing drummer Jerry Marotta teamed up for the main bassline. Using one of Levin's fretless basses, Levin handled the fingerings while Marotta hit his drumsticks on the strings, why the bass part sounds percussive. Inspired by this sound, Levin invented funk fingers, which were little drumstick ends that could be attached to the fingers to achieve a similar bass guitar effect in concert. Police drummer Stewart Copeland plays drums on the song, P. P. Arnold, Coral "Chyna Whyne" Gordon, Dee Lewis, all of whom sang on "Sledgehammer", performed backing vocals; the visual style was similar to the "Sledgehammer" video, using stop motion claymation by David Daniels and strata-cut animation. The larger video was produced by Prudence Fenton, it was shot at Peter Wallach Studios.

Artist Wayne White contributed to the creation of the video. "Big Time" was used in 2006 by WWE as the main theme for WrestleMania 22."Curtains" is the title of the B-side to the "Big Time" single, as well as the B-side to the "Don't Give Up" single. It was used many years in several re-recorded versions in the 2004 Ubisoft game Myst IV: Revelation. 7" UK Big Time Curtains12" UK Big Time Big Time CurtainsCassette single UK Big Time Curtains No Self Control Across the RiverCD-single UK Big Time Curtains No Self Control Across the River Big Time 7" USA Big Time We Do What We're Told12" USA Big Time In Your Eyes We Do What We're Told Along with the two mixes found on different versions of the single, Big Time has been remixed by Electrokingdom in various mixes, included the version by Frenk DJ & Niky D. Although reputed to be more numerous, four mixes can be downloaded on legal platforms. Big Time at MusicBrainz Music video on YouTube Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Our Young Folks

Our Young Folks: an Illustrated Magazine for Boys and Girls was a monthly United States children’s magazine, published between January 1865 and December 1873. It was printed in Boston by Ticknor and Fields from 1865 to 1868, by James R. Osgood & Co. from 1869 to 1873. The magazine published works by Lucretia Peabody Hale, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Horatio Alger, Oliver Optic, Louisa May Alcott, Thomas Bailey Aldrich, John Greenleaf Whittier, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. In 1874 the periodical merged with St. Nicholas Magazine. Lucy Larcom was in charge of the major editorial duties during the magazine’s entire publication history, she was paid a salary of $1,200 a year. Besides her editorial work Larcom wrote fiction and non-fiction pieces for Our Young Folks. John Townsend Trowbridge was an editor throughout the magazine’s publication run. In addition, he wrote numerous serialized stories for the periodical. Many of his serials, including Jack Hazard and His Fortunes, were published as books. After the demise of Our Young Folks Trowbridge became a staff writer for St. Nicholas Magazine.

Mary Abigail Dodge, who used the pen name of Gail Hamilton, was editor from 1865 until 1868, when she left after having a disagreement with publisher James Thomas Fields. In addition to her editorial work she wrote poetry and stories for Our Young Folks. Our Young Folks was a children's magazine intended for a readership between the ages of ten and eighteen years of age; each issue had an orange paper cover with a woodcut illustration of Minerva, the Roman goddess of poetry and wisdom. The magazine contained an average of 64 pages of illustrated short stories, poems and serialized stories; the cost was $2.00 a year. The publisher described the periodical as "the best juvenile magazine published in any land or language" whose editors rejected "dull and trashy articles as alike worthless", taking "all possible care to procure reading that shall furnish entertainment and attractive instructions." Readers were encouraged to pity the poor and exercise appropriate charity. Stories portrayed poverty as being morally uplifting.

The first of Lucretia Peabody Hale’s The Peterkin Papers stories were published in Our Young Folks. Thomas Bailey Aldrich’s The Story of a Bad Boy was serialized in the periodical. Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote nature articles. Starting with the first issue the monthly feature Round the Evening Lamp contained charades, arithmetic puzzles and illustrated rebuses. Beginning in January 1866 Our Letter Box shared letters from readers, as well as comments from the editors and writers. Starting in July 1870 Our Young Competitors printed readers' winning entries in writing competitions; this feature was four to five pages in length, but some issues had eight pages of readers' writings. In 1869 the magazine's circulation reached 76,543, but by 1872 the circulation had dropped to 35,000; the final issue of Our Young Folks, dated December 1873, gave no indication that the magazine was about to cease being published. An editorial piece in Our Letter Box announced a new serial for 1874, as well as an “unusually interesting variety of articles by our best writers.”

Readers were told that the publisher had promised to send a chromo to every subscriber who sent in the full subscription price for 1874. Subscribers received the January 1874 issue of St. Nicholas Magazine, which contained "A Card from the Editor of ‘Our Young Folks.’" John Townsend Trowbridge wrote: "Through the courtesy of the conductor of ST. NICHOLAS, I am enabled to say a few words to the readers of ‘Our Young Folks,’ in place of the many I should have wished to say in the last number of that lamented magazine, had it been known to be the last when it left the editorial hands; that number was sent to its readers in the full faith that all it promised them for the coming year was to be more that fulfilled. But it had scarcely gone forth, when came the sudden change by which ‘Our Young Folks’ ceased to exist – the result of a purely commercial transaction, wholly justifiable, I think, on the part of the publishers, J. R. Osgood and Company, of whose honorable and liberal conduct in all that related to the little magazine, up to the last, I can speak with the better grace now that my editorial connection with their house has ceased."In 1874, eight months after the periodical's last issue had been published, a poll taken amongst readers of The Literary World ranked Our Young Folks to be "the best of modern American juvenile magazines".

January - December 1865 issues