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The Theban Tomb TT358 is located in Deir el-Bahari, part of the Theban Necropolis, on the west bank of the Nile, opposite to Luxor. The tomb belongs to the king's wife Ahmose-Meritamun, the sister and the wife of Pharaoh Amenhotep I; the tomb was used for the additional burial of the King's daughter Nany, a daughter of Pharaoh Pinedjem I. The tomb was excavated by Winlock during the 1929-30 excavations on behalf of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts; the tomb was discovered in the Court of the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. After excavating the outer corridor a large well was encountered. Planks and a board were brought into the tomb to create a makeshift bridge and Winlock crossed over the well to find an empty chamber. A doorway led to the inner chamber. Persea twigs and some saucers were found at the foot of a large coffin; the outer coffin is over 10 ft in size and is made from cedar planks which are joined and carved to a uniform thickness throughout the coffin. The eyes and eyebrows are inlaid with glass.

The body is carved with chevrons painted in blue to create the illusion of feathers. The coffin was covered in gold, stripped in antiquity; the inner coffin was still over 6 ft tall. The inner coffin had been covered in gold but stripped of this precious metal, her mummy had been rewrapped and reburied by priests who had found her tomb, vandalized by robbers. The mummy had been rewrapped during the reign of Pinedjem I. Inscriptions record that the linen used in the reburial was made in year 18 of Pinedjem by the High Priest of Amun Masaharta, son of Pinedjem I; the reburial took place in year 19, month 3 of the winter, day 28. Ahmose Meritamun's mummy was found in a cartonage outer case, it appears that she died when she was young, with evidence of being afflicted with arthritis and scoliosis. The outer corridor contained the burial of the Lady of the House, the Chantress of Amun Ra, the King's Daughter of his body, his Beloved, Nany; the yellow varnished coffin contained a mummy covered with a wig.

Beyond this coffin a larger outer coffin was found. Further funerary items for the burial included an Osiris figure; the coffins used for the burial of Nany had been made for a woman named Te-net-bekhenu

William Hamilton (cartoonist)

William Hamilton was an American cartoonist and playwright. He was most associated with the magazine The New Yorker. Hamilton was noted for his wit and irony and for presenting his characters, most examples of modern, affluent types, with distinctive "ski-jump" noses noted for a peculiar shape that has become a sort of unofficial trademark. Hamilton was born in Palo Alto, California in 1939. Hamilton grew up on the family estate Ethelwild in California. While he came from a moneyed family, his father was an unemployed, free-spending eccentric amateur inventor. Hamilton said "We lived on one of those dwindling trust funds with a hint of money in the past, but not much in the present"; the house, inherited from an uncle, was much as it was in 1901, Hamilton tells of ancient pencils that shattered upon use. Hamilton's interest in cartooning was sparked by stacks of European magazines found in the house. Hamilton attended Phillips Academy, where the poor Hamilton studied alongside the children of the wealthy.

He said that the experience of being "out of place" was "an ideal experience for going into the arts" and "the process of being an alien gives you the distance to be an artist." He went on to Yale, where he drew cartoons and covers for campus humor magazine The Yale Record and was a member of Skull and Bones. He graduated from Yale in 1962 with a degree in English. While serving in the US Army he sold his first cartoon to The New Yorker in 1965. In the World Encyclopedia of Cartoons, Richard Calhoun describes Hamilton's work: His close-up renderings of features have more the quality of preliminary portrait sketches than of caricature... His humor tends to be of a rather personal stamp—very much New York and Ivy League in setting, dedicated to the deflation of intellectual pretension and cliché... those familiar with the rather hermetic environment he satirizes will laugh at his thrusts. Keen are his frequent variations upon the theme of the cocktail party—surely one of civilization's most persistent forms of self-inflicted torture.

The drink is innocuous, the food familiar, the topics of conversation hopelessly predictable. His friend Lewis H. Lapham described Hamilton's work: "You were never in doubt about who the cartoonist was, he had a particular beat, as it were — the preppy world, the world of Ralph Lauren, the Protestant WASP establishment, on their way out, holding onto their diminishing privileges."In 1969, Hamilton married Candida Vargas, granddaughter of Getúlio Vargas, dictator of Brazil. They separated in 1976; the disintegration of his marriage prompted his turn to playwriting, his first play Save Grand Central was "about the middle of the end of a marriage." Hamilton's plays document the same world as his cartoons, sometimes recycle lines from his cartoons. His play White Chocolate has been described as "a farce about race and class in the upper echelons of New York society."Hamilton married Eden Collinsworth in 1986. The marriage produced a son and ended in divorce circa 2001. Hamilton married Lucy Young Hamilton in 2003.

Hamilton died in a car accident in Lexington, Kentucky, on April 8, 2016. He was 76, he was survived by his wife, along with his children Gilliam Collinsworth Hamilton and Alexandra Hamilton Kimball. The Anti-Social Register, Chronicle Books, 1974. Nice People, Putnam, 1975. Husbands and Live-Togethers, Putnam, 1976. Introducing William Hamilton, Wildwood, 1977. Money Should Be Fun, Houghton, 1979; the Men Will Fear You, the Women Will Adore You, St. Martin's Press, 1986. Voodoo Economics, Chronicle Books, 1992. My goodness, I had no idea people from California had ancestors! The Love of Rich Women, Houghton, 1980; the Charlatan and Schuster, 1985. The Lap of Luxury, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1988. Save Grand Central, 1976 Plymouth Rock, 1977 Happy Landings, 1982 Interior Decoration, 1988 White Chocolate, 2004 Huffington Post blog


Shahjehan is a 1946 Indian Bollywood film. The film was written by Kamal Amrohi, it starred K. L. Saigal, Kanwar, Nasreen and P. Jairaj; the music was composed by Naushad with Majrooh Sultanpuri and Khumar Barabankavi making his debut as a lyricist in this film. The story was a fictionalized account of an episode during the reign of Emperor Shahjehan, it was the second highest grossing Indian film of 1946. K. L. Saigal as Suheil P. Jairaj as Shirazi Ragini as Ruhi Kanwar as Shahjehan Nasreen as Mumtaz Mohammed Afzal Rizvi as Jwala Singh Sulochana Chatterjee as Janfiza Rehman as Ghulam Shah Jahan on IMDb

Rapid Eye Mount telescope

The Rapid Eye Mount telescope is a automatic, 60 cm aperture telescope located at ESO's La Silla Observatory at 2,400 metres altitude on the edge of the Atacama Desert in Chile. The telescope's aim is to catch the afterglows of gamma-ray bursts. REM is triggered by a signal from a high-energy satellite such as Swift and points to the detected location in the sky, it is operated for the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics since 2002. The telescope has been designed to be a fast pointing instrument, its small size is in fact balanced by a 10°/s accurate fast pointing; this velocity makes REM suitable for immediate response to random alerts. The telescope hosts two instruments: REMIR, an infrared imaging camera, ROSS, a visible imager and slitless spectrograph; the two cameras can observe thanks to a dichroic placed before telescope focus the same field of view of 10×10 arc minutes. In the infrared range from 1 to 2.3 µm REMIR can use a filter set. ROSS is equipped with an slitless Amici prism.

The observing procedure is robotic and the nightly schedule is optimized for the observation of scheduled targets but it is overdriven by GRB alerts. REM can observe the new target after 30 seconds from notification. REM has been installed in its place during June 2003 and has been gathering data on GRB and other sources since then, it is a bench for experimental instrumentation and equipment. In 2006 a wide-field camera parallel to the REM telescope, the TORTORA camera was installed. TORTORA has a field of view of 24°x32° through an objective of 120 mm diameter; the instrument was optimized for photometry of fast transients with a best time resolution of about 0.1 s. The observatory is operated for the Instituto Nazionale di Astrofisica by the REM Team. Since its installation and commissioning at ESO, REM rapid and multi-band observations allowed to contribute to several important discoveries in some cases reported by ESO press releases. In addition, a larger set of observations of targets different from GRBs has been performed, securing long time series of data for variable stars, AGNs, etc.

INAF REM site ESO press release about GRB060418 and GRB060607A ESO press release about GRB080319B REM and TORTORA TAROT-South robotic observatory, an smaller and faster-moving telescope at La Silla

Tax information reporting

Tax information reporting in the United States is a requirement for organizations to report wage and non-wage payments made in the course of their trade or business to the Internal Revenue Service. This area of government reporting and corporate responsibility is continuously growing, carrying with it a large number of regulatory requirements established by the federal government and the states. There are more than 30 types of tax information returns required by the federal government, they provide the primary cross-checking measure the IRS has to verify accuracy of tax returns filed by individual taxpayers; the tax information return most familiar to the greatest number of people is the Form W-2, which reports wages and other forms of compensation paid to employees. There are many forms used to report non-wage income, to report transactions that may entitle a taxpayer to take a credit on an individual tax return; these non-wage forms are the Forms 1099, Forms 1098, Forms 5498. Each information return reports a different type of transaction.

In addition, each information return has its own unique rules on when and the amount to report, making it difficult to track reporting obligations. The complexity that arises in filing large volumes of information returns requires many filers to depend on third party information reporting software. Form 1099-INT reports interest paid on deposits at financial institutions. Form 1099-S reports income from the sale of real estate. Form 1099-R reports payments from pensions, annuities and profit-sharing plans, IRA accounts, some forms of insurance. Forms 1099-DIV, 1099-B and 1099-OID report various transactions. Form 1099-MISC reports a variety of payments including rent, crop insurance proceeds, so-called "golden parachute" payments, payments for medical treatment, income from fish that are sold for cash, payments for business services. Form 1098 reports interest on a mortgage; these are only a few of the federal forms. States have many equivalent forms and reporting requirements. Taken together, these tax information reporting forms touch hundreds of millions of individuals and businesses, require a large time commitment on the part of businesses, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions to administer and file.

In its continual effort to enforce the tax laws and identify unreported and under-reported income, the IRS uses tax information returns in electronic cross-matching against income tax returns. Because of this reliance on receiving information returns from the payers of income, the IRS administers a system of assessing monetary penalties, which can be severe, on businesses and other entities that do not file all of the information returns they are required to file, or file the returns with errors that make it more difficult for the IRS to identify the taxpayers who received the income. An increasing amount of attention, government enforcement, is being focused on tax information reporting as the United States Congress and the federal administration seek ways to close the "tax gap" of over $300 billion annually that would be collected by the federal government if all income were reported by U. S. individuals and businesses. Current proposals to the regulations include tax withholding on payments to independent contractors, a requirement for credit card companies to report to the IRS the gross receipts for businesses that accept their cards, the elimination of corporate exemption to 1099 reporting.

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