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Bita Farrahi

Bita Lahrakhani Deinabli better known as Bita Farrahi is an Iranian actress. She is one of the internationally acclaimed actresses in Iran. Bita Farrahi studied art at John Powers’ School in the United States, she worked as professional model for art magazines in California, left the US in 1985, went back to Iran. Her talent as an actress was found by director Darius Mehrjui, she began her acting career with Hamoun. She is most noted for willingness to play the roles of intellectual, independent women who are struggling with family and psychological problems. Hamoun Baanoo Kimia Cardboard Hotel Life Velayate Eshgh Eteraz Khanei ruye ab Pedar e Khak Telesmshodegan Khoon bazi Parkway Khak e Ashena Shab va Ghasham be Deltangi Shish va Besh Kharash Bita Farahi on IMDb

1991 New Year Honours

The New Year Honours 1991 were appointments by Queen Elizabeth II to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by people of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth. They were published on 28 December 1990 for the United Kingdom, New Zealand and the Cook Islands, the Bahamas, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize and Barbuda, Saint Christopher and Nevis; the recipients of honours are displayed here as they were styled before their new honour, arranged by honour, with classes and divisions as appropriate. Miss Phyllis Dorothy James, O. B. E. Author; the Honourable Alan Kenneth McKenzie Clark, M. P. Minister of State, Ministry of Defence. Angela Claire Rosemary, Mrs. Rumbold, C. B. E. M. P. Minister of State, Department of Education and Science. Cyril James Anderton, C. B. E. Q. P. M. Chief Constable, Greater Manchester Police. Colin Barker, British Technology Group. Jeffery Haverstock Bowman, Senior Partner, Price Waterhouse. Professor John Ivan George Cadogan, C.

B. E. Director of Research, British Petroleum. Frederick Howard Michael Craig-Cooper, C. B. E. T. D. For political service. Robert Anthony Bevis Durant, M. P. For political service. Michael Anthony Epstein, C. B. E. Emeritus Professor of Pathology, University of Bristol. Colonel James Dennis Compton Faulkner, C. B. E. V. R. D. For public services. Paul Leonard Fox, C. B. E. Managing Director, Network Television, British Broadcasting Corporation. Professor John Frank Kermode. For services to Literature. William Charles Leech, C. B. E. For charitable services. Maurice Sydney Lipworth, Chairman and Mergers Commission; the Right Honourable Richard Napier Luce, M. P. For political service. Tom McDonald, O. B. E. Chairman, West Yorkshire and West Midlands Residuary Bodies. Ian Murray McKellen, C. B. E. Actor. Robert Alastair Newton Morton, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive, Eurotunnel Group. Andrzej Panufnik and Conductor. Eric Parker, Deputy Chairman and Group Chief Executive, Trafalgar House pic; the Right Honourable Timothy Hugh Francis Raison, M.

P. For political service. Lewis Robertson, C. B. E. For services to Industry. Jeremy Rowe, C. B. E. Chairman, Occupational Pensions Board. Patrick Sheehy, Chairman, BAT Industries. Andrew Kirkpatrick Sloan, Q. P. M. Chief Constable, Strathclyde Police. Professor Michael Warwick Thompson, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Birmingham. William Benjamin Utting, C. B. Chief Inspector, Social Services Inspectorate. Colin John Shedlock Walker, O. B. E. Chairman, East Anglian Regional Health Authority. David Alan Walker, Chairman and Investments Board. Peregrine Gerard Worsthorne. For services to Journalism. Ian William Wrigglesworth. For political and public service. Military DivisionRoyal NavyAdmiral Sir Benjamin Bathurst, K. C. B. Civil DivisionSir Michael Quinlan, K. C. B. Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence. Military DivisionRoyal NavyLieutenant-General Henry York La Roche Beverley, O. B. E. ArmyLieutenant-General Richard Hull Swinburn, late 17th/21st Lancers. Lieutenant-General Michael John Wilkes, C.

B. E. Colonel Commandant, Royal Regiment of Artillery. Lieutenant-General John Finlay Willasey Wilsey, C. B. E. Colonel, The Devon and Dorset Regiment. Civil DivisionDerek Henry Andrews, C. B. C. B. E. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Food. John Caines, C. B. Permanent Secretary, Department of Education and Science; the Right Honourable Sir Robert Fellowes, K. C. V. O. C. B. Private Secretary to the Queen. Allan David Green, Q. C. Director of Public Prosecutions. Military DivisionRoyal NavyRear-Admiral Christopher Hope Layman D. S. O. L. V. O. Surgeon Rear-Admiral Ronald Edward Snow, L. V. O. O. B. E. Q. H. P. Rear-Admiral Christopher Lainson Wood. ArmyMajor-General Colin Edward George Carrington, C. B. E. Colonel Commandant, Royal Corps of Transport. Major-General Robert John Swan Corbett, late Irish Guards. Major-General John Peter William Friedberger, C. B. E. Colonel, The Royal Hussars. Major-General Richard Leslie Peck, late Corps of Royal Engineers. Major-General Dennis Shaw, C. B. E, late Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

Royal Air ForceAir Vice-Marshal Robert John Honey, C. B. E. Air Vice-Marshal John Frederick Willis, C. B. E. Air Vice-Marshal William John Wratten, C. B. E. A. F. C. Civil DivisionAlexander Gilmour Bell, Chief Reporter, Scottish Office. Edwin Geoffrey Bowman, Parliamentary Counsel. Ronald Frederick Coleman, Chief Engineer and Scientist, Department of Trade and Industry. Michael John Mackey Erritt, Grade 3, Central Statistical Office. David Allen Hadley, Deputy Secretary, Cabinet Office. John Langdon Heritage, Head of Judicial Appointments Group, Lord Chancellor's Department. Brian Thomas Houghton, Grade 3, Board of Inland Revenue; the Reverend James Gordon Medcalf, Deputy Solicitor, Legal Directorate, Department of the Environment. Geoffrey Thomas Morgan, Grade 3, Cabinet Office. Martin Trevor Peters, Royal Aerospace Establishment, Farnborough. Owen Rees, Grade 3, Welsh Office. Malcolm George Stephens, Chief Executive, Export Credits Guarantee Department. Valerie Patricia Marie Strachan, Deputy Chairman, Board of HM Customs and Excise.

John Francis Sweetman, T. D. Clerk of Committees, The House of Commons. Alan Harry Turney, Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Home Office. Ivan Harold Nutt Wallace, Senior Chief Inspector, Department of Education. Richard Thomas James Wilson, Deputy Secretary, HM Treasury. David William Brocklesby Professor of T

Love Takes Time

"Love Takes Time" is a song by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey. It was written by Carey and Ben Margulies, was produced by Walter Afanasieff for Carey's debut studio album Mariah Carey, it was released as the album's second single on September 1990 through CBS Records. It was the first of several adult contemporary-influenced Carey ballads to be released as a single, its protagonist laments the loss of a lover and confesses that "love takes time" to heal and that their feelings for their ex-lover remain. Carey recorded the song at the last minute prior to when her debut album was "completed" and being processed for release, she played the "Love Takes Time" demo to CBS Records former CEO Don Ienner while on an airplane. Ienner and other officials insisted the song be included on her upcoming album though the album was going through final stages of completion and Carey wanted to save "Love Takes Time" for her sophomore effort; the song made the cut to the album as the closing track, although it was famously not seen on the track listing of early pressings of the album.

Re-issues of the album correct this error. "Love Takes Time" was well received by music critics and went to become another success similar to her debut single "Vision of Love" in the United States and Canada. It became her second number-one single in the United States on its ninth week, attaining the position for three weeks. However, it failed to match the foreign success of "Vision of Love", this time charting weakly in Europe and the United Kingdom. A music video was provided for the song, filmed in white at a beach. "Love Takes Time" has been included on Carey's compilation album Greatest Hits, as well as #1 to Infinity, among others. "Love Takes Time" was promoted in the US, being performed live on shows such as The Arsenio Hall Show, Mariah's Thanksgiving NBC Special and The Des O'Connor Show. She performed the song live at various locations during late 1990, such as the Music Box Tour, her Number 1's tour in Las Vegas and on selected dates of her ongoing residency, The Butterfly Returns.

Most performed on select dates on her recent tour Caution World Tour. In 1988, an 18-year-old Mariah Carey moved out from her mother's house on Long Island and into an apartment in Manhattan, she had composed a four-track demo tape with her writing partner Ben Margulies while she was attending high school. As 1988 progressed, Carey struggled to impress record executives with the tape and had failed in securing a record deal, she worked several jobs, including as a waitress and coat-checker, in order to pay for studio sessions with Margulies to make changes to the demo. After several months, Carey befriended singer Brenda K. Starr, soon became one of her back-up vocalists. During recording sessions and rehearsals, Starr began to notice "glimpses" of Carey's "gifted" vocals, she thought that Carey was capable of achieving mainstream success and that she needed some guidance to break into the industry. One evening, Starr took Carey to a record industry gala with hope of convincing a record executive to listen to Carey's demo.

Jerry L. Greenberg, the president of Atlantic Records was interested in Carey, but as she handed him the tape, Tommy Mottola grabbed it, said that he would tend to "the project". Mottola left the event that evening, got into his limousine and listened to the tape, he realized that he had found a talented vocalist, turned the car around and returned to the party to find Carey, but she had left. After a week of tracking her down through Starr's management, Mottola got in touch with Carey and brought her over to Columbia Records. After meeting with Carey and her mother Patricia for the first time, Mottola said, "When I heard and saw Mariah, there was no doubt that she was in every way destined for super-stardom." After a few brief meetings, Carey was signed to Columbia in December 1988. Mariah Carey's debut album for her label Columbia was completed and being mastered when she wrote the song with Ben Margulies. Margulies said, "It was sort of a gospelish thing I was improvising we began working on it.

It was on a work tape that we had...and we recorded a quick demo. It was just a piano vocal demo - I played live piano, she sang it." Carey was on a mini-tour of ten states, playing acoustically with a piano player and three back-up singers. While on a company plane, she played the demo of "Love Takes Time" for Columbia Records president Don Ienner. "All the important guys were on the plane," Margulies said. "Tommy Mottola and Bobby Colomby." Carey was told. She protested - her album was being mastered, she intended this ballad for her next release; the demo was sent to producer Walter Afanasieff. When Carey flew west to work with Narada Michael Walden on some tracks for her first album, Tommy Mottola and Don Ienner were impressed with Afanasieff's work and gave him an executive staff producer job with the label. "I guess to see if he made the right choice, called me up one day," remembers Afanasieff. "He said,'We've got this Mariah Carey album done, but there's a song that she and Ben Margulies wrote, phenomenal, I want to try everything we can to put it on the album.'

I said,'What do you want me to do?' and he said,'You only have a couple of days, but are you ready to cut it?' I couldn't believe the opportunity. I'd never produced anything by myself up until that time." The demo was close to what Mottola wanted the finished product to be, according to Afanasieff. "We cut the song and the music and the basics in about a day - and the only reason is this deadline. It wa

Steel Connect

Steel Connect, Inc. is a company that provides supply chain management services to software companies. During the dot-com bubble, the company, known as CMGI, had a market capitalization of $41 billion and owned the naming rights to the home stadium of the New England Patriots. Between 1995 and 1999, its stock was the best performing stock in the United States, returning 4,921%. After the crash of the bubble, the stock price fell 99%; the company was known as College Marketing Group, CMG Information Systems, CMGI Inc. and ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. The company was formed in 1968 as College Marketing Group by Gail Mathews. At first, the company sold mailing lists of university faculty to textbook publishers. In 1986, after a leveraged buyout, David Wetherell became CEO. In February 1994, the company became a public company via an initial public offering; that same month, Wetherell founded BookLink, in which the company invested $900,000. BookLink was sold to America Online in November 1994 and the company used the proceeds of the sale to set up CMG @Ventures, a venture capital firm that invested in internet companies.

The company invested $1 million for an 80% ownership interest in Lycos, its most profitable investment. In 1997, the company invested in Geocities and it formed Navisite. In June 1999, the company agreed to acquire an 83% stake in AltaVista from Compaq for $2.3 billion. In September 1999, the company acquired AdForce, founded by Chad Steelberg, for $500 million. In November 1999, Altavista acquired after Wetherell noticed the website while on vacation. In March 2000, the company acquired Yesmail. In April 2000, the company acquired uBid. In May 2000, the company acquired Tallan, Inc. for $920M. In August 2000, the company agreed to pay $7.6 million per year for 15 years for the naming rights of the home stadium of the New England Patriots. In August 2002, after the bursting of the dot-com bubble, the company modified the agreement and the stadium name was changed to Gillette Stadium. In 2000, the company recorded a $661 million gain. By that time, its stock price had declined 78% from its high earlier in the year.

In February 2004, the company acquired Modus Media. In September 2008, the company changed its name to Inc.. In December 2017, the company acquired IWCO Direct for $476 million in cash. In February 2018, the company changed its name to Steel Connect, Inc

Council of Civil Service Unions

The Council of Civil Service Unions was a trade union federation in the United Kingdom. The federation's origins lay in the Civil Service National Whitley Council, a joint bargaining organisation consisting of trade unions and representatives of the civil service as an employer. By the 1970s, most unions were unsatisfied with the arrangement, feeling that the trade union members of the council were unrepresentative, that it was an overly bureaucratic system; as a result, in 1980, they formed the independent "Council of Civil Service Unions". The founding members of the federation, with the number of seats they held, were: Association of First Division Civil Servants Association of Government Supervisors and Radio Officers Association of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Taxes Civil and Public Services Association Civil Service Union Inland Revenue Staff Federation Institution of Professional Civil Servants Prison Officers' Association Society of Civil and Public Servants The council led a campaign against the government's prohibition of staff at the Government Communications Headquarters from joining a trade union.

This landmark case, Council of Civil Service Unions v Minister for the Civil Service, was lost in the House of Lords. Over the years, many of the civil service unions merged and, in 1998, the Public and Commercial Services Union was formed, representing for the first time a majority of civil service trade unionists. With many of the council's functions having been delegated to other bodies, it agreed thereafter to proceed only on the basis of consensus among all members. By 2010, the following unions held membership of the council: FDA Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance Prison Officers' Association Prospect Public and Commercial Services UnionThe consensus-based approach led to dissatisfaction, the PCS complaining that decisions were subject to the veto of very small unions; the FDA, opposed the PCS's specific recommendations for change, arguing that this would give the PCS the final say on all civil service matters. In 2010, unable to agree a way forward for the federation, it was dissolved.

1980: Bill Kendall 1983: Peter Jones 1992: John Ellis 1995: Charles Cochrane Catalogue of the CCU archives, held at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick Catalogue of the Staff Side of the National Whitley Council for the Civil Service archives, held at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick