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Tiffany Chen

Tiffany Chen Ming-Yin is a Hong Kong administrative producer for films made by China Star Entertainment Group. Chen has been named one of The Hollywood Reporter's international Women in Entertainment. Women in Entertainment is an annual list of 100 women power players in Hollywood as well as selected influential women film executives overseas. Chen is the wife of actor-turned-film producer/presenter Charles Heung.. They have 2 sons together; as a Taiwanese native, Chen moved to Hong Kong in the early 1980s when she married film producer, now-China Star chairman Charles Heung. At his persuasion, Chen quit her career in trading and submerged herself in the world of films, working with Heung in entertainment outfit Win's Entertainment. In 1984, Heung formed and formed China Star Entertainment Ltd in 1997,which beside the Golden Harvest Company became one of the most successful studios in Hong Kong. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter Chen stated: She has since helped Heung build China Star into a media empire with interests in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

On the credits for China Star films, Chen is listed as administrative producer. Under her leadership, China Star films have done remarkably well at the box office; these include the 2000s films Needing You, Love on a Diet, Lost in Time."I've learnt early on that it's all about trust. The artists trust that we'll do right by them and my colleagues trust that, though my contacts, I can help solve whatever problems they encounter." Said Chen. Chen serves as both vice-chairman and administrative producer for China Star Entertainment Group, which has now become one of the most powerful film companies in Hong Kong, she has long since helped Heung build China Star into a media empire with interests in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Chen and Li were with their families in the Maldives the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami swept throughout South Asia, which inspired the creation of the Jet Li One Foundation, on which Chen serves as Director, to aid victims of natural disasters. In 2007 One Foundation was expanded to Mainland China.

Apart from making donation, Chen raised funds from her friends Pierre Chen, Choi Chi Ming, Chu Yuet Wah, Mr Li Chi Keung and his wife for the startup of Jet Li One Foundation in Mainland China. In 2010 Chen proposed Jet Li One Foundation to donate an amount of HK$1 million to Project Vision Charitable Foundation, a charity organisation which provide free cataract surgery for underprivileged senior patients. In 2012, with the donation of Jet Li One Foundation, the Project Vision Charitable Foundation has performed 100 cataract surgeries for senior citizens in need. In 1980, Chen married Charles Heung, they have 2 sons and Johnathan. Jacky is a martial actor. Http://www.hkfilmart.com/newsread.asp?newsid=348&lang=en http://www.hkheadline.com/ent/ent_content.asp?contid=176114&srctype=n http://www.hkdailynews.com.hk/enews.php?id=204653 http://www.epochtimes.com/b5/12/1/14/n3485796p.htm李連杰壹基金-為港白內障老人獻愛心 https://web.archive.org/web/20111228044224/http://www.epochtimes.com/b5/10/9/1/n3012149.htm http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/h/2006-12-26/14211386871.html

Upper middle class in the United States

See American Professional/Managerial middle class for a complete overview of the American middle classes. In sociology, the upper middle class of the United States is the social group constituted by higher-status members of the middle class; this is in contrast to the term lower middle class, which refers to the group at the opposite end of the middle class scale. There is considerable debate as to. According to Max Weber, the upper middle class consists of well-educated professionals with graduate degrees and comfortable incomes; the American upper middle class is defined using income, education and the associated values as main indicators. In the United States, the upper middle class is defined as consisting of white-collar professionals who have above-average personal incomes, advanced educational degrees and a high degree of autonomy in their work, leading to higher job satisfaction; the main occupational tasks of upper middle class individuals tend to center on conceptualizing and instruction.

Certain professions can be categorized as "upper middle class," though any such measurement must be considered subjective because of people's differing perception of class. Most people in the upper-middle class strata are educated white collar professionals such as physicians, lawyers, engineers, military officers, urban planners, university professors, stockbrokers, scientists, optometrists, high-level civil servants and the intelligentsia. Other common professions include corporate executives and CEOs, successful business owners. People in these professions have an advanced post-secondary education and a comfortable standard of living. Education is the most important part of middle-class childrearing as they prepare their children to be successful in school. Upper middle-class parents expect their children to attend college. Along with hard work, these parents view educational performance and attainment as necessary components of financial success; the majority of upper middle-class children assume they will attend college.

For these children, college is not optional—it's essential. This thought can be seen more so from parents with higher education, whose greater appreciation for autonomy leads them to want the same for their children. Most people encompassing this station in life have a high regard for higher education towards Ivy League colleges and other top tier schools throughout the United States, they more than any other socio-economic class, strive for themselves and their children to obtain graduate or at least four-year undergraduate degrees, further reflecting the importance placed on education by middle-class families. Members of the upper middle class tend to place a high value on foreign travel; this is in line with the emphasis placed on education, as foreign travel increases one's understanding of other cultures and helps create a global perspective. Most mass affluent households and college-educated professionals tend to be center-right or conservative on fiscal issues, but moderate to liberal on social issues.

Prior to 1992, these professionals favored the Republican Party, but began drifting toward the Democratic Party due to the increasing rightward shift of Republican leadership on social and cultural issues such as abortion, gay rights and immigration. Today, a slight majority of college-educated professionals, who compose 15% of the population and 20% of the electorate, favor Democrats. Among those with six figure household incomes, a slight majority favor the Republican Party. Per exit polls conducted by the television network CNN following the 2004 and 2006 U. S. elections and those with postgraduate degrees favor the Democratic Party. In 2005, 72% of full-time faculty members at four-year institutions, the majority of whom are upper middle class, identified as liberal; the upper middle class is the dominant group to shape society and bring social movements to the forefront. Movements such as the Peace Movement, the anti-nuclear Movement, the civil rights movement, feminism, LGBT rights, the anti-smoking movement, in the past with the 1960s counterculture, Blue laws and the Temperance movement have been in large part, although not products of the upper middle class.

Some claim this is because this is the largest class with any true political power for positive change, while others claim some of the more restrictive social movements are based upon "saving people from themselves." See American Professional/Managerial middle class for a complete overview of the American middle classes. In the United States the term middle class and its subdivisions are an vague concept as neither economists nor sociologists have defined the term. There are several perceptions of the upper middle class. In academic models the term applies to educated salaried professionals whose work is self-directed. Many have graduate degrees with educational attainment serving as the main distinguishing feature of this class. Household incomes exceed $100,000, with some smaller one-income earners household having incomes in the high 5-figure range. In addition to having autonomy in their work, above-average incomes, advanced educations, the upper middle class tends to be influential, setting trends and shaping public opinion.

Overall, members of this class are secure from economic down-turns and, unlike their counterparts in the statistical middle class, do not need to fear downsizing, corporate co

Hotline (Nazia and Zohaib Hassan album)

Hotline was the fourth studio album from the Pakistani pop duo of Nazia and Zoheb, released in 1987. It was produced by the Indian producer Biddu. Along with several other albums from Biddu and the Hassan duo, its success in India contributed to the creation of the Indi-pop market, it was released in the United Kingdom in 1987. It was the best-selling album of the duo after Disco Deewane. Telephone Pyar - Nazia Hassan & Zahra Hassan Hum Aurr Tum - Nazia Hassan & Zoheb Hassan Soja - Zoheb Hassan & Zahra Hassan Aan Haan - Nazia Hassan Khubsorat - Zoheb Hassan Teri Yaad - Nazia Hassan Paisa - Zoheb Hassan Dharti Hamari - Zoheb Hassan Ajnabi - Nazia Hassan Number Ek - Zoheb Hassan Hamaisha - Nazia Hassan Kaam Kaam Kaam - Zoheb Hassan Dosti - Nazia Hasaan & Zohaib Hassan Biddu Zohaib Hassan Sabir Zafar Nazia Hassan Zohaib Hassan

Penelope Jane Brown

Penelope Jane Brown is a neutron crystallographer and served as Senior Scientist at the Institut Laue–Langevin until 2012. In 2002 she was the first woman to win the Institute of Physics Michael Faraday Medal. Brown studied science at the University of Cambridge, she completed Part I of the natural sciences tripos in 1953 and Part II i 1954. Brown remained at Cambridge for her graduate studies, earning a doctoral degree under the supervision of W H Taylor in 1958, her PhD considered the crystallographic structures of intermetallic compounds. She remained at the Cavendish Laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher. Brown completed her first neutron scattering measurements at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1961, where she worked with B. C. Frazer and R. Nathans, she used polarised neutrons to study hematite. In 1965 Brown was made Assistant Director of Research in the Cavendish Laboratory, she attended the Harwell Summer School on neutron scattering in 1968. She moved to the Institut Laue–Langevin in 1974, where she worked as a Senior Scientist until she retired in 1994.

Brown continued to work at the Institut Laue–Langevin until 2012, collaborating with many scientists worldwide. Brown extensively used Polarised Neutron Diffraction techniques for measuring Magnetisation densities, she contributed to the development of the Spherical Neutron Polarimetry invented by F. Tasset; the polarimeter, called Cryopad uses the Meissner effect to separate magnetic field regions whose combination allows to control the neutron beam polarisation. She held Visiting Professor positions at Loughborough University, she worked on magnetic shape-memory alloys and "For her contributions to neutrons in Europe", Brown was awarded the European Neutron Scattering Association Walter Hälg Prize. In 2002 Brown was the first woman to win the Institute of Physics Michael Faraday Medal. To celebrate Brown's achievements, the Institut Laue–Langevin held a meeting with her collaborators, she was made a Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge in 2003

Derek Warfield

Derek Warfield is an Irish singer, historian, a former member of the musical group The Wolfe Tones. Warfield was educated at Synge Street CBS, he was apprenticed as a tailor until becoming a folk musician. He lives in Co.. Kildare. On 1 March 2006, Warfield's wife Nuala died, followed by the death of his eldest daughter on 28 September 2007; as of July 2017, Derek had not spoken to his brother and former bandmate Brian Warfield since he left the Wolfe Tones. Derek Warfield is a singer, mandolin player and a founding member of the Wolfe Tones, performing with the band for nearly thirty seven years and recording over 60 songs; as a founding member of The Wolfe Tones he featured on every album recorded by the band from 1965's debut album The Foggy Dew through to 1989's 25th Anniversary. A solo album, Legacy was released in 1995 and was followed with Liberte"98, Sons of Erin, Take Me Home To Mayo and Clear The Way. Warfield has a video Legacy and two books, The Songs and Ballads of 1798 and The Irish Songster of the American Civil War.

Warfield has performed his music and songs at American Civil War events and commemorations at such sites as Gettysburg and Harrisburg with his band, The Sons of Erin. Warfield's 2002 release, Clear the Way is the second in his Irish Songs in the Civil War series; the ballad "Take Me Home To Mayo", written by Belfastman Seamus Robinson as a tribute to Michael Gaughan, was recorded as a duet with Irish American Andy Cooney and is the title track of another 2002 Warfield release. In March 2006, Warfield released a 36-song double CD of Irish songs. Derek now tours with Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones. A biography of Robert Emmet in two volumes, although not written by Derek Warfield, has been published by him, a collaboration with Raymond Daly of Tullamore has resulted in the publishing of a critically acclaimed book of lyrics and histories of Irish songs called Celtic and Ireland in Song and Story. In 2003 after a complaint from an Ulster Unionist politician, Roy Beggs, Jr. a radio channel dedicated to the music of Derek Warfield was removed from the in-flight entertainment of Aer Lingus.

Beggs complained of the "Blatant promotion of militant, armed republicanism" by the playing of this music, saying it was the same as "the speeches of Osama bin Laden being played on a trans-Atlantic Arabian airline." Aer Lingus removed the material from their flights stating: "It is something that should not have been on board and we removed it we became aware of it." Official Website