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Princess Amelia of Great Britain

Princess Amelia of Great Britain was the second daughter of King George II of Great Britain and Queen Caroline. Princess Amelia was born at Herrenhausen Palace, Germany, on 30 May 1711. At the time of her birth, her father was The Hereditary Prince of Brunswick-Lüneburg, the son of the Elector of Hanover, her mother was daughter of Johann Friedrich, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach. She was known to her family as Emily. On 1 August 1714, Queen Anne of Great Britain died. Princess Amelia's grandfather succeeded her to become George I of Great Britain, in accordance with the provisions of the Act of Settlement 1701. Amelia's father, now heir apparent to the throne of Great Britain, was made Duke of Cornwall and created Prince of Wales on 27 September 1714, she moved to Great Britain with her family and they took up residence at St James's Palace in London. Though comparatively healthy as an adult, Amelia was a sickly child and her mother employed Johann Georg Steigerthal and Hans Sloane to treat her as well as secretly asking advice from physician John Freind.

In 1722, her mother, who had progressive ideas, had Amelia and her sister Caroline inoculated against smallpox by an early type of immunisation known as variolation, brought to England from Constantinople by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Charles Maitland. On 11 June 1727, George I died and her father succeeded him as George II, she lived with her father until his death in 1760. Amelia's aunt Sophia Dorothea, Queen in Prussia suggested Amelia as a suitable wife for her son Frederick but his father Frederick William I of Prussia forced his son to marry Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Bevern instead. Amelia enjoyed riding and hunting, she was disliked by artistic fops such as John, Lord Hervey, Lady Pomfret considered her "one of the oddest princesses, known. In 1751, Princess Amelia became ranger of Richmond Park after the death of Robert Walpole, 2nd Earl of Orford. Afterwards, the Princess caused major public uproar by closing the park to the public, only allowing few close friends and those with special permits to enter.

This continued until 1758, when a local brewer, John Lewis, took the gatekeeper, who stopped him from entering the park, to court. The court ruled in favour of Lewis, citing the fact that, when Charles I enclosed the park in the 17th century, he allowed the public right of way in the park. Princess Amelia was forced to lift the restrictions; the Princess was generous in her gifts to charitable organisations. In 1760 she donated £100 to the society for educating poor orphans of clergymen to help pay for a school for 21 orphan daughters of clergymen of the Church of England. In 1783 she agreed to become an annual subscriber of £25 to the new County Infirmary in Northampton. In 1761, Princess Amelia became the owner of Gunnersbury Estate, at some time between 1777 and 1784, commissioned a bath house, extended as a folly by a subsequent owner of the land in the 19th century, which still stands today with a Grade II English Heritage listing and is known as Princess Amelia's Bathhouse, she owned a property in Cavendish Square, London, where she died unmarried on 31 October 1786, at which time she was the last surviving child of King George II and Queen Caroline.

A miniature of Prince Frederick of Prussia was found on her body. She was buried in the Henry VII Lady Chapel in Westminster Abbey. Amelia Island in Florida, United States, is named for her, as is Amelia County in Virginia, United States. On 31 January 1719, as a grandchild of the sovereign, Amelia was granted use of the arms of the realm, differenced by a label argent of five points ermine. On 30 August 1727, as a child of the sovereign, Amelia's difference changed to a label argent of three points ermine. Panton, Kenneth J.. Historical Dictionary of the British Monarchy. Scarebrow Press, Inc. ISBN 0-8108-5779-0. Van der Kiste, John George II and Queen Caroline. Stroud, Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing. ISBN 0-7509-1321-5. Letters from or relating to Princess Augusta Sophia Eleanor at the Royal Collection

The Divide: Enemies Within

The Divide: Enemies Within is a 1996 action-adventure video game for the PlayStation and Windows. Director and designer Ian Verchere was a Metroid fan, he purposely designed The Divide to be a Metroid clone, knowing there could never be an official Metroid game for the PlayStation because it was a Nintendo series. The Divide: Enemies Within received negative reviews. Scary Larry of GamePro, reviewing the PlayStation version, wrote, "If you do the math, you'll find that the Divide comes up short in all areas." He cited the blocky graphics, dull level design, shaky controls which make the player's mech aim incorrectly. Dan Hsu of Electronic Gaming Monthly said the story is "deep and involving", but that this does not matter in an action game, he and his three co-reviewers found the game average due to the low frame rate, uninspired graphics, inaccurate aiming. A reviewer for Next Generation criticized the dark, grainy graphics, last generation gameplay, difficulty with moving diagonally, he concluded that "The Divide: Enemies Within plays just well enough to avoid being insulting, but leaves the distinct impression it was thrown together using a recipe from some'How to Make a Videogame' book.

It's uninspired and lacking." In contrast, Victor Lucas of The Electric Playground called it "one of those consummate gamer's games. You know, the kind that will be talked about for a long, long time." While he agreed that the gameplay is last generation, he found it excellent due to the level design, massive length, ongoing exploration of new and hidden areas. He praised the game's cinematic intro, graphic design, music; the Divide: Enemies Within at MobyGames The Divide: Enemies Within at Hardcore Gaming 101

Elections in Jharkhand

Elections in Jharkhand are being conducted since the formation of the state in 2000, to elect the members of Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha and to the members of the lower house of the Indian parliament, the Lok Sabha. There are 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state; the Bharatiya Janata Party and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha have been the most dominant parties in the state since its formation. Other major parties include Indian National Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Communist Party of India Liberation, Janata Dal and All Jharkhand Students Union, it is worth noting. Total Seats- 14 The First assembly of Jharkhand was constituted on the basis of the Bihar state legislative assembly elections held in February, 2000