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Armaan (1966 film)

Armaan is a Pakistani black-and-white film produced by Waheed Murad and directed by Pervez Malik. It was the first Pakistani film to complete 75 weeks in cinemas and, became the first Pakistani "Platinum Jubilee" film; the film was picturized in black-and-white prints in Karachi. The film tells of a beautiful but underprivileged girl Najma living in Murree with her aunt and her two daughters Dolly and Seema. One Morning; when she arrives, a tearful Seema tells her of an affair. As a result of the affair she had become pregnant, however she abstained from telling Sohail as he had found the job of his dreams and was going away to work. So she hid the child from the world and awaited Sohail's return, but he never came. She entrusts Najma with the responsibility of keeping her secret. Najma agrees and takes her home, she leaves the baby with an old peasant in the hills for safekeeping. Meanwhile, in Karachi, the son of Seth Khan Bahadur, leads a privileged life and is habitual of going to nightclubs and various parties with his friend Shahid.

One day, after coming home late from a night club, his father catches him red handed and proceeds to scold him. After this he tells Nasir that his late friend's wife has sent a letter to him proposing marriage for one of her two daughters and Nasir is to leave the next day for Murree. Nasir is reluctant but has no choice so he agrees, however he is given the choice to choose between the two daughters. Nasir takes his friend Shahid along and on the way switches roles with him, thereby exempting himself from marriage. Upon reaching their destination Shahid and Nasir become acquainted with the family and Shahid, acting as Nasir takes a liking to Dolly. Nasir, takes a liking to Najma and the two fall in love. After a while the Shahid and Nasir are told that Seth Khan Bahadur has been invited to Murree to finalize the marriage. Nasir, the real Nasir, comes to the house disguised as his father and fools everyone. However, his real father exposes the whole truth. After his father has told him off, Nasir tells him of Najma and how the two are in love and she is the perfect person to take as a wife rather than Dolly or Seema.

His father, seeing how serious he is, joyfully agrees. However, when his father talks to Najma's aunt, she reacts strangely and says that Najma is not the innocent girl she seems to be, she calls the old peasant, who Najma left Seema's baby with, into the room carrying Seema's baby. Najma's aunt asks her to put the baby in his mother's arms, she puts the baby in Najma's arms, Najma, bound by her promise to Seema, says nothing. Nasir refuses to accept it, he tries to persuade Najma to deny the accusation. Najma, sworn to secrecy tells Nasir to forget her. Nasir leaves in anger. Nasir, returned to Karachi, is overcome with depression and resorts to drinking to forget his sadness, his father asks him to marry Seema. In Murree, Seema is forced into it by her mother, she ventures to find Najma, who now lives with her nephew. She asks Najma to break her promise, but Najma stands by it and tells her to marry Nasir as it is for the best. Seema agrees. Meanwhile, in Murree, the nephew of the old peasant tries to force Najma to marry him and in the struggle she kills him.

She runs away to Karachi with the baby and arrives at Nasir's house. Nasir is repulsed because she brought the baby as well. Seema however persuades Nasir to give Najma shelter in their house; this allows her to be close to her baby as well. Meanwhile, Seema's long gone lover, Sohail returns only to find her married to Nasir, he tries to meet with her but Najma stops him just in time and pleads to him to go back, but doesn't tell him what has happened as she is bound by her promise. Nasir thinks that Sohail is Najma's lover when he sees them talking and falls into another misunderstanding. Sohail however, keeps writing letters to Seema which the household servant gladly takes to Seema every time, hiding them from Nasir. One day however, he is caught red handed, but Nasir is unaware. He questions his relationship with Najma; when Sohail reveals the truth, he is awe struck. He confronts Najma and asks her what gave her the right to toy with his emotions and weave this web of lies, he reveals to Seema's mother who has arrived that Najma had hidden the truth all along and the baby is Seema's.

This way she kept away shame from their household. Seema's mother expresses her gratitude to Najma, but tells her to leave because in her midst they would always live in shame. Najma, now dejected by Nasir and helpless accepts this; when she leaves, she is found by the old peasants nephew. Their chase proceeds to a railway track above a river and both of them fall over; when this news reaches Nasir he is devastated. Meanwhile, amidst all the depression, Seema dies as well. Nasir and his family, along with Shahid, travels to Murree where Nasir drowns in depression and becomes an alcoholic, he spends his time in the valleys of Murree where he hallucinates that Najma is present among the trees. One day when Shahid is out on a stroll he sees Najma on crutches, it turns out that the fall from the rail track didn't kill her, but broke her legs. Shahid persuades her to come home with him and marry Nasir, depressed all the time and tells her about Seema's de

Stephen A. Smith

Stephen Anthony Smith is an American sports television personality, sports radio host, sports journalist, actor. Smith is a commentator on ESPN's First Take, where he appears with Molly Qerim, he makes frequent appearances as an NBA analyst on SportsCenter. Smith is an NBA analyst for ESPN on NBA Countdown and NBA broadcasts on ESPN, he hosts The Stephen A. Smith Show on ESPN Radio. Smith is a featured columnist for,, The Philadelphia Inquirer. Smith was born in the Bronx borough of New York City on October 14, 1967, he was raised in the Hollis section of Queens. Smith is the second youngest of six children, he has four older sisters and a younger brother named Basil, who died in a car accident in October 1992. He has a half-brother on his father's side. Smith's parents were from Saint Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands, his father managed a hardware store. Smith's maternal grandmother was white. Smith graduated from Thomas Edison High School in Queens. After attending the Fashion Institute of Technology for one year, Smith received a basketball scholarship to attend Winston-Salem State University, a black university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

While in college, he played basketball under Hall of Fame coach Clarence Gaines. While still on the team, Smith wrote a column for the university newspaper, The News Argus, arguing Gaines should retire due to health issues, he is a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Smith began his print media career with the Winston-Salem Journal, the Greensboro News and Record, the New York Daily News. Beginning in 1994, Smith had a position as a writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer, he began reporting on the Philadelphia 76ers as their NBA columnist, as a general sports columnist. On August 23, 2007, the Inquirer announced that Smith would no longer be writing columns and would instead be demoted back to the position of general assignment reporter. In 2008, the Inquirer ended its relationship with Smith, which coincided with Smith starting his own blog, In February 2010, Smith returned to the Philadelphia Inquirer after winning an arbitrator's ruling that he was to be reinstated but having to agree to remove all of his political views from his website and from cable news shows.

On April 11, 2005, Smith became the host of a weekday noon to 2 p.m. radio show on WEPN in New York City with his "right-hand man B. T.". On September 20, 2007, the show was shifted to the 2–4 p.m. slot, with the second hour being broadcast nationally on ESPN Radio, replacing the third hour of The Dan Patrick Show. Smith's show came to an end in April 2008 as he sought to expand his career in television, beginning May 1, Scott Van Pelt began hosting in the 3–4 p.m. hour, Smith's. In November 2009, Smith became an on-air contributor to Fox Sports Radio and broke the story of Allen Iverson's retirement on the Chris Myers–Steve Hartman afternoon show on November 25. Iverson ended his short retirement and re-joined the Philadelphia 76ers on December 2. Smith became a Fox Sports Radio morning show host on January 4, 2010, replacing Washington, D. C.-based host Steve Czaban. On his radio program, Smith predicted that LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh would all sign with the Miami Heat during 2010 free agency.

In early 2011, Smith ended his morning show. It was announced on February 1, 2011, that Smith would be returning to ESPN as a columnist for and host for weekday local radio shows on 1050 ESPN Radio New York at 7–9 p.m. ET as well as 710 ESPN Radio Los Angeles at 6–8 p.m. PT. April 24, 2012, was Smith's last show for LA 710 ESPN. In 2013, Smith left ESPN for Sirius XM Radio; the move was announced just one day after Smith made some controversial comments on ESPN2's First Take program regarding the Ray Rice situation. On January 17, 2017, Smith moved from Sirius XM's Mad Dog Sports channel back to ESPN, his daily two-hour program is heard on WEPN in New York, KSPN in Los Angeles, Sirius XM's ESPN channel, via syndication. Smith is one of the hosts of First Take on ESPN, he appears as an analyst appearing on various ESPN programs. He is known for provocative dour delivery. Smith started his television career on the now-defunct cable network CNN/SI in 1999. In August 2005, Smith started hosting a daily hour-long show on ESPN called Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith.

After the show was cancelled in January 2007, he concentrated on basketball, serving as an NBA analyst. He appeared on other ESPN shows, including the reality series Dream Job, as well as serving as a frequent guest on Pardon the Interruption, Jim Rome Is Burning, as a participant on 1st and 10, he appeared as an anchor on the Sunday morning edition of SportsCenter. On April 17, 2009, Smith announced on his website that he would be leaving ESPN on May 1, 2009; the Los Angeles Times reported that ESPN commented that, "We decided to move in different directions." Though according to Big Lead Sports, a source says that ESPN and Smith went to the negotiating table and could not reach an agreement. Smith returned to ESPN, it was announced on April 30, 2012, on air that Smith would be joining First Take on a permanent, five-days-per-week basis under a new format for the show called "Embrace Debate" in which he squares off against longtime First Take commentator Skip Bayless. On July 25, 2014, Smith made controversial remarks on First Take that women may provoke domestic abuse, in regards to the domestic violence situation involving Baltimore

Darryl Willis

Darryl Keith Willis is an American geologist and publicist Regional President of BP Angola. He is head of Deepwater Horizon oil spill claims and public relations spokesperson for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Willis has appeared in many public relations advertisements clad in an orange shirt and has been featured in CNN's The Situation Room. Willis grew up in Pontchartrain Park, New Orleans, graduated from McDonogh No. 35 Senior High School. Willis graduated from Louisiana Scholars' College at Northwestern State University in 1991, received a Master of Science in Geology from the University of New Orleans and received a Master in Global Management and Public Policy from Stanford in 2007. Willis married his wife Dawnia Tyrese Richard Willis on September 10, 2005, on Martha's Vineyard days after his mother Cora Hambrick Willis had lost her house in Hurricane Katrina. Willis, a geologist by profession, said he was tapped for the volunteering after hearing BP executives discuss the plan. "Folks were talking about paying claims in 30 to 60 days...

And I knew, being from Louisiana, that, going to be about 30 days too long, we needed to get people's claims paid as as possible."Willis said he was surprised by his profile position. "I took over this role assuming I would be tucked away in some office making sure systems and processes were working," he says

Edward and Elaine Brown

Edward Lewis Brown and his wife, Elaine Alice Brown, residents of the state of New Hampshire, gained national news media attention as tax protesters in early 2007 for refusing to pay the U. S. federal income tax and subsequently refusing to surrender to federal government agents after having been convicted of tax crimes. After the conviction and sentencing, a long, armed standoff with federal law enforcement authorities at their New Hampshire residence ended with the arrest of Edward and Elaine Brown on October 4, 2007. In July 2009, while serving their sentences for the tax crimes, the Browns were found guilty by a federal district court jury of additional criminal charges arising from their conduct during the standoff. Elaine Brown attended dental school at Tufts University in Boston before opening a dental practice in West Lebanon, New Hampshire. Elaine Brown earned most of the couple's income, involved in the tax dispute through her dental practice. Edward Brown is retired from the pest control business.

In 1960, Edward Brown was found guilty of assault with a dangerous weapon and armed robbery in connection with an attack on a man in Somerville, Massachusetts. Brown was imprisoned at the Massachusetts Correctional Institute in Concord, was paroled in January 1965, was pardoned in July 1976 by then-governor Michael Dukakis, with the recommendation of the Massachusetts Advisory Board of Parole. According to an October 1994 article in the New Hampshire Sunday News, Edward Brown was the spokesman for an organization called the Constitution Defense Militia and had become involved in the militia movement in late 1993; the newspaper reported that Brown designated various individuals and organizations as being part of a conspiracy to deprive Americans of life and liberty. Among the people and organizations named by Brown were then-U. S. President Bill Clinton, former President George H. W. Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev, The Council on Foreign Relations, the United Nations, the Trilateral Commission, the American Bar Association, the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Brown had stockpiled 18 months' worth of food, with weapons and ammunition, believed that there would be a Federal government takeover of "private property, health facilities and the media." The 1994 article reported that Brown believed the militia was setting up its own "courts… for the purpose of taking back America." The newspaper reported. The paper stated: "Brown, who says he is an agnostic, admits it's easy to dismiss him as a nut." In April 2006, Edward and Elaine Brown were indicted in the United States District Court in New Hampshire for numerous federal tax violations. Prosecutors in the Browns' case presented evidence that the Browns had not paid income tax since 1996 and had not filed income tax returns since 1998; the Browns chose to represent themselves, without the help of a court-appointed lawyer. Halfway through the trial Edward Brown decided not to return to the court, while Elaine Brown chose to enlist the help of a court-appointed lawyer to defend her and negotiate any possible plea bargain offered by the federal prosecutor.

The Browns claimed they had not been presented with any law that required them to pay income taxes to the federal government, an argument similar to many tax protester statutory arguments. On January 18, 2007, Edward Brown was found guilty by a jury in a Federal District Court in Concord, New Hampshire of one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States under 18 U. S. C. § 371, one count of conspiracy to structure financial transactions to evade the Treasury reporting requirements in violation of 18 U. S. C. § 371, 31 U. S. C. § 5325 and 31 U. S. C. § 5324, one count of structuring financial transactions to evade the Treasury reporting requirements and aiding and abetting under 31 U. S. C. § 5324 and 18 U. S. C. § 2. Elaine Brown was convicted of one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States under 18 U. S. C. § 371, five counts of tax evasion and aiding and abetting under 26 U. S. C. § 7201 and 18 U. S. C. § 2, eight counts of willful failure to collect employment taxes under 26 U. S. C. § 7202 and aiding and abetting under 18 U.

S. C. § 2, one count of conspiracy to structure financial transactions to evade the Treasury reporting requirements in violation of 18 U. S. C. § 371, 31 U. S. C. § 5325 and 31 U. S. C. § 5324, two counts of structuring financial transactions to evade the Treasury reporting requirements and aiding and abetting under 31 U. S. C. § 5324 and 18 U. S. C. § 2. The tax evasion convictions of Elaine Brown involved the failure to report income of $1,310,706 over a period of five years; each was sentenced to over five years in prison. Before granting Elaine Brown's release on bail, the judge of the Browns' trial ordered her not to return to the Browns' home before sentencing; as a condition of her bail agreement with the state, she was ordered to live at her son's home in Worcester, where she had been living prior to the trial. A tracking device was attached to her, she was given permission to leave her son's home only if he was accompanying her. On April 14, 2007, the Concord Monitor reported that Edward and Elaine Brown "recently ordered the clerk of the court to close their case, citing themselves as'the court' and'judge'."

The Browns signed their filings with the court using new names: "Edward, a Living Soul in the Body of the Lord, of the House of Israel," and "Elaine, a Living Soul in the Body of the Lord, of the House of Israel." The court rejected the filings. Edward Brown said that he had a s

National Register of Historic Places listings in Lincoln County, Washington

This list presents the full set of buildings, objects, sites, or districts designated on the National Register of Historic Places in Lincoln County and offers brief descriptive information about each of them. The National Register recognizes places of national, state, or local historic significance across the United States. Out of over 90,000 National Register sites nationwide, Washington is home to 1,500, 11 of those are found or wholly in Lincoln County; this National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted February 28, 2020. National Register of Historic Places listings in Washington state Listings in neighboring counties: Adams, Grant, Spokane, Whitman Historic preservation History of Washington Index of Washington-related articles Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, Historic Register program National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places site Media related to National Register of Historic Places in Lincoln County, Washington at Wikimedia Commons

Edith of Polesworth

Saint Edith of Polesworth is an obscure Anglo-Saxon abbess associated with Polesworth and Tamworth in Mercia. Her historical identity and floruit are uncertain; some late sources make her a daughter of King Edward the Elder, while other sources claim she is the daughter of Egbert of Wessex. Her feast day is 15 July. Edith is included in the first section of the late Old English saints' list known as Secgan, which locates her burial place at Polesworth; the question of St Edith's historical identity is fraught with difficulties. The tradition, written down at the monastery of Bury St Edmunds in the 12th century and was re-told by Roger of Wendover and Matthew Paris asserts that she was a sister of King Æthelstan, who gave her in marriage to Sihtric Cáech, a hiberno-scandinavian King of southern Northumbria and Dublin, it suggests that the marriage was never consummated. When Sihtric broke his side of the agreement by renouncing the Christian religion and died soon thereafter, she returned south and founded a nunnery at Polesworth, not far from the Mercian royal seat at Tamworth, spending the rest of her life as a devout nun and virgin.

The story appears to take its cue from an earlier source, the D-version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, which confirms that on 30 January 926 King Æthelstan married his sister to Sihtric and attended the wedding feast at the Mercian royal centre of Tamworth. The Chronicle, gives no name. Reporting on the same event in the early part of the 12th century, William of Malmesbury identified her as a daughter of Edward the Elder and Ecgwynn, therefore a full-blooded sister to Æthelstan, but says that he was unable to discover her name in any of the sources available to him. A variant version of the Bury tradition, which locates her burial place at Tamworth rather than Polesworth, identifies this Edith as a daughter of Ælfflæd, Edward's second wife, hence Æthelstan's half-sister. However, another late source drawing upon earlier material, the early 13th-century Chronicle of John of Wallingford, names Sihtric's wife Orgiue; these late, contradictory statements have garnered a mixed response from modern historians.

Some scholars favour Roger's identification or at least the possibility that her name was Eadgyth/Edith. Alan Thacker, for instance, states that "given the strong Mercian connections of Æthelstan himself, it is not at all unlikely that such a woman, if repudiated, should have ended her days in a community in the former heartlands of the Mercian royal family. Like Æthelstan, she had been brought up at the Mercian court.". Barbara Yorke, argues that the name Eadgyth is unlikely to belong to two of Edward's daughters at the same time, the other being a daughter by Ælfflæd. A earlier if legendary source which casts some light on traditions surrounding St Edith is Conchubran's Life of Saint Modwenna, a female hermit who lived near Burton-on-Trent; the text, written in the early 11th century, mentions a sister of King Alfred by the name of Ite, a nun who served as the saint's tutor and had a maidservant called Osid. Although an Irish nun called St Ita was active in the 7th century, Ite's name has been interpreted as "almost a garbling of Edith" and that of Osid a rendering of Osgyth.

Yorke prefers to identify the historical figure of Edith with an earlier namesake instead. The saint's inclusion in Secgan, grouped as she is with other early saints buried near rivers, may be taken as evidence for the hypothesis that she was a Mercian saint who flourished in the 7th or 8th century. According to Alan Thacker, on the other hand, the entry in Secgan may be a addition, along with at least two other items which seem to reflect interests peculiar to Æthelstan's time; the saint is commemorated in a number of churches around the Midlands, the most notable of these being Polesworth Abbey and the Collegiate Church of Tamworth, which bears her name. Other churches dedicated to St. Edith include Church Eaton in Staffordshire, Amington Parish Church, St Edith's Church in Monks Kirby, Warwickshire as well as a number of churches in Louth, Lincolnshire. Church of St Editha, a Grade I listed building William of Malmesbury, Gesta regum Anglorum, ed. and tr. R. A. B. Mynors, R. M. Thomson and M. Winterbottom, William of Malmesbury.

Gesta Regum Anglorum: The History of the English Kings. Oxford Medieval Texts. 2 vols.: vol 1. Oxford.'Hyde' Chronicle, ed. Edward Edwards. Liber monasterii de Hyda. London. Geoffrey of Burton and miracles of St. Modwenna, ed. and tr. Robert Bartlett. Geoffrey of Burton. Life and miracles of St. Modwenna. Oxford: Clarendon. Hudson, Benjamin T.. Viking Pirates and Christian Princes: Dynasty and Empire in the North Atlantic. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Thacker, Alan. "Dynastic monasteries and family cults: Edward the Elder's sainted kindred". In N. J. Higham and D. H. Hill. Edward the Elder 899–924. London: Routledge. Pp. 248–63. ISBN 0-415-21497-1. Yorke, Barbara. Nunneries and the Anglo-Saxon Royal Houses. London. Hohler, C.. "St Osyth of Aylesbury". Records of Buckinghamshire. 18.1: 61–72. Hagerty, R. P.. "The Buckinghamshire Saints Reconsidered 2: St Osyth and St Edith of Aylesbury". Records of Buckinghamshire. 29: 125–32. Eadgyth 12 at Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England Who was Saint Editha? Polesworth Abbey's website (which includes a history of the abbey] St Editha's Church, Tamworth