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Kristy McNichol

Christina Ann McNichol is an American actress, comedian and singer. She is known for such roles as Angel in the film Little Darlings, Polly in the film Only When I Laugh, Barbara Weston in the TV sitcom Empty Nest, she won two Emmy Awards for her portrayal of teenage daughter Letitia "Buddy" Lawrence in the TV drama Family. McNichol was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of James and Carolyn McNichol, her father was a carpenter and her mother worked odd jobs to support the family, including as a secretary, cosmetics salesperson, movie extra. McNichol is half Irish on her father's side and her mother is of Lebanese descent, she appeared with her brother Jimmy McNichol in commercials and on her own, in guest appearances on such other series as Starsky & Hutch. Her first stint as a series regular came in the role of Patricia Apple in the short-lived CBS television series Apple's Way. In 1976, she was cast as Letitia "Buddy" Lawrence in the television drama series Family, for which she earned two Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Series.

In 1977, she appeared in the TV special The Carpenters at Christmas, performing several musical numbers with the duo. In 1978, Jimmy and she made their own foray into music, recording the album Kristy and Jimmy McNichol for RCA Records, it included the singles "He's So Fine", which peaked at number 70 on the Billboard chart, "Page By Page". The McNichols promoted the album at New York's Studio 54 discothèque with other celebrities, such as Brooke Shields. In 1978, McNichol performed with Jimmy in a second Carpenters' holiday special, The Carpenters: A Christmas Portrait. McNichol was one of the biggest teen stars of that era, she appeared on talk shows such as The Mike Douglas Show and Dinah!, made several appearances on Battle of the Network Stars and other celebrity-based sports shows. In 1978, she starred in Summer of My German Soldier. McNichol began her film career in 1977, in Black Sunday. In 1978, she starred with Sally Field in the black comedy, The End. In 1980, she played the leading role in the hit coming-of-age movie Little Darlings, which co-starred Tatum O'Neal, Matt Dillon, Cynthia Nixon.

Her performance was acclaimed including those who disliked the film itself. In 1980, she appeared with Dennis Quaid and Mark Hamill in The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, for which she received a six-figure salary—unprecedented for a teenager. In 1981, she co-starred in Neil Simon's Only When I Laugh, was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. McNichol was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress for her performance in the 1982 movie The Pirate Movie; that same year, she suffered an emotional breakdown while playing the lead role in the comedy-drama Just the Way You Are. She said that the breakdown had been caused by the pressures of her childhood career, as well as the pressure to hide her sexuality from the public. In 1986, McNichol appeared in Women of Valor, a TV movie about American nurses in a World War II Japanese POW camp, she made two theatrical films in 1988, You Can't Hurry Two Moon Junction. In the same year, she began the role of Barbara Weston on Empty Nest, a spin-off of The Golden Girls.

She left the show in 1992, but returned for its final episode in 1995. It was her last on-screen performance, though she went on to voice characters in the animated TV series Extreme Ghostbusters and Invasion America. In June 2001, McNichol announced, her publicist released this statement: A lot of people have wondered what I've been up to. I retired from my career after 24 years. My feeling was that it was time to play my biggest part – myself! I must say that it has been the best thing that happened to me. So many fans are disappointed that I'm not acting. After her retirement, McNichol taught acting at a private school in Los Angeles and devoted much of her time to charity work. In 2012, McNichol ended years of speculation when she revealed that she is a lesbian and has lived with her partner for two decades, she made the statement in the hopes that her openness would help young people who are bullied because of their sexuality. Kristy McNichol on IMDb

Common Application Process

The Common Application Process is a new England-wide scheme for course applications to schools and colleges after the ages of 14 and 16, via the internet. It is used, will be used, by schools for admission to sixth forms or GCSE courses; each Connexions area may have a separate Common Application Process website. This standardises the application, allows students to know the whole complement of choices available - not just those in their local town, or local school or college; the name Common Application Process, using websites for each Connexions area, is applying the UCAS method to school admissions - to widen knowledge of the scope of courses available. It makes it a more up-front and transparent method, less informal, of applying to further education and GCSE courses, it saves time and duplication, by not re-inventing the wheel each time a school has to design an application system - it has been combined into one for each Connexions area. It has only been possible, it is aimed at people at school or college ages 14 to 19 and is linked to the local Connexions office for that area.

It is the infrastructure and interface for applications to education after 14, allowing easy access to the Area Wide Prospectus for that Connexions area. It is a joined-up service of education application - Connexions itself is designed as a joined-up service. Education of the age bracket from 14-19 was maintained by Learning and Skills Councils before replaced by Young People's Learning Agency; the provision of 14-19 education has now been placed much more in the hands of local education authorities. Education at the 14-19 level is planned by Area Strategy Groups within each Connexions area, which look after the relevant district council areas. Where the term Common Application Process is used in the context of English schools, it denotes an unambiguous and uniform method of application across the Connexions area, it is the responsibility of the relevant area to provide a CAP for all the courses available after 14. However although it is a common application, access to more demanding academic courses after 16 will depend on exam success at 16, therefore not available to all.

At the moment the CAP is being trialled in some LEAs. The fundamental intention of the vast government IT project is to attract more people to stay on for training after 16, if only by preventing ignorance. Working Group for 14–19 Reform National Apprenticeship Service Common Application - American version of UCAS Common application procedure - individual institutions or groups of institutions may use this name for a standard procedure for applications 14-19 Prospectus site for all 152 English local authorities Area Wide Prospectus for England LEAs Best strategies to get into college Guardian March 2009

Tay Za

Tay Za is a Burmese business tycoon and the Chairman of Htoo Group of Companies, Myanmar. He is a close associate Than Shwe, he is the first Myanmar entrepreneur to appear on the cover of Forbes Asia. He was born on 18 July 1964 in Yangon, his father, Myint Swe, was a retired lieutenant colonel at the Ministry of Industry. He is the youngest of six siblings, he passed 10th standard at TTC of Yangon in 1982. He attended the Defence Services Academy, as part of the 1982 intake, but dropped out during his third year to marry Thida Zaw, against the wishes of both families, his major business interests include Htoo Group and Air Bagan, the country's first and only privately owned airline. In 2006–2007, Htoo Trading, a division of Htoo Holdings involved in teak log exports, was Burma's top private exporter and fifth largest overall, with gross revenues of $65.1 million. He began his career in the 1980s and started Htoo Group in the early 1990s to extract timber from Burma's forests. Other activities include construction, infrastructure projects, mobile phone services.

He enters into banking business and sets up Asia Green Development Bank when a license was granted by military junta in 2010 before giving up its power after general election. His bank was sanctioned by US Government, but it was removed from sanction list in 2013. He was an arms broker for ex-military regime, helping to buy military hardware from Russia. Tay Za's airline Air Bagan is the main sponsor of Yangon United Football Club, one of the nine professional football clubs in Myanmar competing for the Myanmar National League title, his son is chairman of the club. In 2007, following protests against the junta on the streets of many cities in Burma, the United States government imposed sanctions against Tay Za and the companies he controls, including Htoo Trading and Air Bagan. On 19 May 2010, his son, Pye Phyo Tay Za, lost a legal battle to overturn European Union sanctions against him at the Council of the European Union. In March 2012, the European Court of Justice ruled that Pye Phyo Tay Za be allowed to regain access to his accounts in Europe, as he had testified that he was not connected to his father's business interests.

On 7 October 2016, the United States Department of the Treasury implemented termination of the Burma Sanctions Program in accordance with the Executive Order issued on the same date by the U. S President Barack Obama, which removed Tay Za, along with other Business Tycoons from OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals list. Forbes noted that " has a reputation as a generous boss who instills loyalty in 40,000 full-time staffers. Hundreds of employees have gone overseas to study, including Burma’s first female pilot, perks accrue to hardworking managers." Tay Za established Htoo Foundation on 5 May 2008, after Cyclone Nargis devastated the Ayeyarwady Region and along with his group of companies provided emergency relief supplies to the survivors in Bogalay Township, spending over US$8 million for the reconstruction of schools, hospitals and government offices in the area

Arif Mirzayev

Arif Abdulla oglu Mirzayev is a Soviet, Azerbaijani composer and pianist, Honored Art Worker of Azerbaijan. He is the founder of religious-memorial organ and polyphony music of Azerbaijan, sacrificial music of ancient Islam, he is the master of polistylistics of the modern music. He was nominated for the State Prize of the Russian Federation in 2000 and 2002 in the sphere of arts, he is the specialist in the sphere of J. S. Bach music being the propagandist of his activity. Arif Mirzoyev is the member of Composers’ Union of Russia and Azerbaijan since 1979, member of “New International Music Union named after J. S. Bach”, Leipzig, 1994. Arif Mirzoyev is one of the donators of Organ Library named after Robin Langley. Arif Mirzoyev was born in Baku into a family with deep musical traditions, he learnt composer’s mastery at Azerbaijan State Conservatoire named after Uzeyir Hajibeyov, in Gara Garayev’s class. He undergone training on theory and history of organ arts at N. Malina and performing mastery of organ at S.

Dijur at Moscow Conservatory named after P. I. Tchaikovsky. Arif Mirzoyev combined creative activity with pedagogic one. Opening of “Polistylistics in the sphere of neo-renaissance music of the East and West”, the essence of matter of, union of tonal music of the East – mugham, European baroque and German classic polyphony, spiritual music of various religious confessions – Islam and Catholic music, is the main creative conception of Arif Mirzoyev. Mirzoyev is the author of the great amount of chamber-instrumental vocal and jazz music. At present he lives in Fulda, Germany

The Ground Beneath My Feet

The Ground Beneath My Feet is a 2019 Austrian drama film directed by Marie Kreutzer. It was selected to compete for the Golden Bear at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival; the Ground Beneath My Feet had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival on 9 February 2019. It premiered in Austria at the Diagonale film festival on 19 March 2019; the film was released theatrically on 22 March 2019. It was released in Germany on 16 May 2019; the Ground Beneath My Feet screened at the Inside Out film festival in Toronto on 26 May 2019. Valerie Pachner as Lola Wegenstein Pia Hierzegger as Conny Wegenstein Mavie Hörbiger as Elise Michelle Barthel as Birgit Marc Benjamin as Sebastian Selikowski Axel Sichrovsky as Herr Bacher Dominic Marcus Singer as Jürgen Meo Wulf as Clemens Official website Der Boden unter den Füßen at Film Institut Der Boden unter den Füßen at Edition Salzgeber The Ground Beneath My Feet at Strand Releasing The Ground Beneath My Feet on IMDb

Ram Bahadur Singh

Ram Bahadur Singh was a leader of Samajwadi Janata Party. He came from the state of Bihar in India and served as member of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India. Singh was born on 10 March 1934 in Saran district, Bihar, he had both a son and a daughter. He had a BA degree. In 1949, Singh joined the Socialist Party and between 1967–1972 he was secretary of the Samyukta Socialist Party in his home district, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Bihar for the periods 1967–1968 and 1972–1974. Singh was elected to the 8th Lok Sabha from the Chapra constituency and to the 9th and 11th Lok Sabhas from the Maharajganj constituency, he served as a minister of state in the Department of Rural Development during the government led by Chandra Shekhar. He was a member of the Janata Dal party around this time. Singh was general secretary of the SJP in 1983–1984 and principal general secretary from 1996, he spent three months in prison in 1964 for his participation in the Bhoomi Andolan and was detained under the provisions of the Maintenance of Internal Security Act for a further three months in 1974 after he had been involved with an andolan led by Jai Prakash Narayan.

He was detained for around 15 months during the Emergency of 1975–76, again under the provisions of the MISA. Singh died in hospital on 23 February 2006, soon after angioplasty, his wife had predeceased him