Barbara Feldon is an American character actress known for her roles on television. Her most prominent role was that of Agent 99 on the 1960s sitcom Get Smart, she worked as a model. Feldon was born Barbara Anne Hall in Bethel Park and grew up in Pittsburgh, she trained at Pittsburgh Playhouse. In 1955, she graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology as a bachelor of arts in drama, she was initiated into the Delta Xi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma. In 1957, she won the grand prize on The $64,000 Question in the category of William Shakespeare. Feldon studied acting at HB Studio. Following working as a model, Feldon's break came in the form of a popular and much parodied television commercial for "Top Brass", a hair pomade for men by Revlon. Lounging languidly on an animal-print rug, she purred at the camera, addressing the male viewers as "tigers"; this led to small roles in television series. In the 1960s, she made appearances on Twelve O'Clock High, Lorne Greene's Griff and The Man from U. N. C. L.
E.. In 1964, she appeared with Simon Oakland in the episode "Try to Find a Spy" of CBS's short-lived drama Mr. Broadway. One substantial guest-starring role was opposite George C. Scott in the television drama East Side/West Side, it was produced by Talent Associates, developing a TV comedy called Get Smart with two prominent writers, Mel Brooks and Buck Henry. Feldon was cast in this new show, as "Agent 99", she starred opposite comedian Don Adams, who portrayed Maxwell Smart, Secret Agent 86. She played the role for the duration of the show's production from 1965 until 1970, was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1968 and 1969; the character was unusual for the era. Feldon noted, "A lot of women said 99 was a role model for them, because she was smart and always got the right answer." Feldon lost her role as 99 because the sponsor of Get Smart was a deodorant soap and she had done a deodorant commercial for Revlon. Feldon was notably taller than Adams, her male co-star, another rarity for the time.
Feldon made guest appearances five times on The Dean Martin Show from 1968 to 1972, singing and dancing, as well as performing in comedy skits. She appeared on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. After her starring TV role, she guest-starred in several 1970s television series, including Thriller, The Name of the Game and McMillan & Wife, her TV movies include Let's Switch! with Barbara Eden, the cult-classic thriller A Vacation in Hell with Maureen McCormick and Priscilla Barnes. Feldon's feature films included Fitzwilly, No Deposit, No Return, her last film to date is a comedy with Danny Aiello and Joe Piscopo. In 1978 she was Bob Eubanks' first co-host of the annual January 1 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. Feldon reprised her role as "Agent 99" in the made-for-television film Get Smart, Again! and a short-lived television series titled Get Smart in 1995. She wrote and provided audio commentaries and introductions for the DVD release of the original Get Smart series in 2006, but did not take part in the 2008 film adaptation that starred Steve Carell as Maxwell Smart.
Feldon guest-starred as a former TV spy star on a 1993 episode of Mad About You, as Diane "Spy Girl" Caldwell. Feldon's distinctive voice has been heard in numerous TV and radio commercials, as well as film and TV documentaries, she has acted in off-Broadway plays, but said she is "no longer interested in performing." Feldon is an accomplished writer, is still creating content. In 2015, she had two editorial pieces featured in Metropolitan Magazine, she wrote a book, Living Alone and Loving It, in 2003. Feldon has served as the actress's last name since her marriage to Lucien Verdoux-Feldon in 1958; the pair divorced in 1967. In 1968, while living in Los Angeles, she began a relationship with Get Smart producer Burt Nodella; that union lasted 12 years. She does not have any children. Upon ending her relationship, she moved back to New York City. Feldon, Barbara. Living Alone and Loving It. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0-7432-3517-4. OCLC 50091772. Barbara Feldon on IMDb Barbara Feldon at the Internet Broadway Database Barbara Feldon at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Barbara Feldon at The Interviews: An Oral History of Television Barbara Feldon at Turner Classic Movies
Aminul Haque was a Bangladesh Nationalist Party politician who served as the Bangladesh Minister of Post and Telecommunications. A member of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, he represented Rajshahi-1 as a member of parliament from 1991 to 2006. Haque was a barrister, he was elected a member of parliament from the Rajshahi-1 constituency in the elections held in 1991, 1996 and 2001. He served as the Post and Telecommunications Minister during 2001–2006. In 2005, a BNP MP from Rajshahi-3 constituency, Abu Hena alleged that Haque was among several party members who were affiliated with Bangla Bhai, military commander of a local Islamist organization. In November, Hena was expelled from the party for the statements over the rise of Islamic militancy in the country. Bangla Bhai, before his execution in January 2007, disclosed Haque's name as one of the patrons of Islamist militancy. In July 2007, Haque was sentenced in absentia to 31 years and six months' imprisonment for aiding and abetting the militants of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh in extorting and torturing people in Bagmara Upazila in 2004.
In May 2009, Frontline World, a US-based news service, reported he had received bribes from the German company, Siemens in 2004. In July 2009, Haque was sent to jail. In January 2018, Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina named Haque as one of the 50 Bangladeshis whose names were included in the Paradise Papers. Haque died on 21 April 2019 at the age of 76
Dutton Group is an Australian-based automotive company headquartered in Richmond, Victoria. The Group specializes in the pre-owned automotive market. Dutton group consists of three major companies, Dutton Garage, Dutton Garage Wholesale, Sell Your Car Fast, they were the parent company of True Value Solar before it was sold in 2011. Dutton Group is the largest car wholesaler in Australia, moving over 12,000 units in 2014, it holds the largest classic and rare car collections in the southern hemisphere. In 1999, George Nakas and Gavin Fernandez established a private investment firm in Australia, under the name, Morgan Sachs Group, it changed its name to the Dutton Group. During the next few years, the company owned a diverse range of business across the automotive, renewable energy and real estate markets, it established Melbourne Prestige, focusing on the wholesale market and became Australia's first national automotive dealer. From 2008 onwards, the group's operations grew rapidly; this began with the acquisition of James Lane Motors.
The group reported wholesale sales of 5,000 for 2009, making it the leading automotive wholesale trader in Australia. During the same year, the company diversified its portfolio by moving into the renewable energy market, becoming a major shareholder in True Value Solar. Over the next couple of years, True Value Solar experienced rapid growth, becoming the largest solar provider in residential and commercial projects in Australia. True Value Solar completed over 60,000 installations, staff numbers grew to 240 by the end of 2011 and it had an estimated turnover of $200 million. In March 2011, the German-based company, M+W purchased a 65 percent stake in True Value Solar, it was reported in the media that the figure was “north of $100 million.” The remaining 35 percent was acquired by M+W a year in March 2013. In 2012, Dutton Group entered into its second energy venture, acquiring shares in LEDified Lighting Corporation. During the same year, the lighting firm became the major sponsor of St Kilda football club.
The Group evolved its automotive operations by the end of 2012, adding a luxury automotive subsidiary to the portfolio, acquiring Dutton Sporting Cars, which became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Group. Dutton Sporting Cars would operate under the name Dutton Garage. Dutton Garage became the luxury arm of the Group. With its headquarters in Melbourne, Dutton Garage specializes in the sale of luxury and classic sports cars to the retail markets worldwide. Dutton Motorsport, a division of Dutton Garage was acquired through the purchase and added to the group portfolio. In 2013, the LEDified Lighting Corporation subsidiary reported revenues of $20 million. By July 2013, the Group continued its expansion within the Australian automotive space, establishing Sell Your Car Fast; the introduction of Sell Your Car Fast to the Australian market provided consumers with an alternative channel to sell their cars directly to the business. At the end of 2013, Dutton Group sold their shares in LEDified Lighting Corporation, described in the media as a "multi-million dollar deal".
During 2013, the Group consolidated its group structure, the Group name was changed to Dutton Group, the automotive division was restructured so that four major brand groups with differentiated profiles would be formed. Dutton Garage Wholesale focused on the automotive wholesale trade, Dutton Garage would become the retail arm of the business, focusing on the sale of the luxury and classic vehicles to the retail market. Dutton Motorsport focused on the Group’s global motorsport activities, as well the restoration and maintenance of specialized classic and motorsport vehicles. Sell Your Car Fast focused on the acquisition of passenger vehicles from the general consumer. In 2014, the Group’s automotive division generated $275 million in revenue. On 5 December 2014, Dutton Garage opened a new purpose-built retail showroom, located in Richmond, Australia; the building was designed by Karl Fender. It now houses some of modern sports cars in the world. Dutton Garage holds a private collection of some of the rarest motorsport and classic cars in the world, including the 1974 Porsche 911 RSR IROC, Mark Donohue champion winning car, the Formula 2 Cooper T75-BRM piloted by Jackie Stewart in the 1960s, the Blaupunkt Porsche 962C.
In mid-2015, Dutton Garage made its first step expanding outside of its Australian operations, signing a joint-venture partnership with UK based classic car dealer, DD Classics. The partnership reflected the company’s international growth strategy and expanded its reach across Europe and Australasia. In FY16, the group reported $427.7 million in revenue. The Dutton Group is co-owned by Gavin Fernandez, George Nakas, Champ Private Equity. Both Gavin Fernandez and George Nakas were listed in 2014 and 2015 BRW's Young Rich List. DuttonGarage.com SellYourCarFast.com.au
Rajinder Kaur Bulara is a politician of the Shiromani Akali Dal group and was a member of the 9th Lok Sabha. Rajinder Kaur was born at Raja Jung, Lahore district of undivided India on 10 June 1946 to Sardar Harsa Singh Sandhu and his wife, she attended the Dev Samaj College for Women at Firozpur and holds bachelor's degrees in Arts and Education. Kaur participated in the relief work following the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, she was the official candidate of Shiromani Akali Dal from Ludhiana during the 1989 Indian general election. She defeated Gurcharan Singh Galib of the Indian National Congress by a margin of 1,33,729 votes and was elected to the 9th Lok Sabha; as a Member of Parliament, she was a member of the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Industry. She contested the 2002 Punjab Legislative Assembly election from Ludhiana West but could secure only 3.30% of the total votes polled. Rajinder married Sardar Rajinder Pal Singh Gill on 17 November 1967. A professor of the Punjab Agricultural University, he was killed in a fake police encounter for being a militant.
She has two children from him
Hyūga Station is a railway station in Sanmu, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company. It is located 71.7 rail kilometers from the western terminus of the Sōbu Main Line at Tokyo Station. Hyūga Station was opened on October 12, 1899 as a station on the Sōbu Railway for both passenger and freight operations. On September 1, 1907, the Sōbu Railway was nationalised, becoming part of the Japanese Government Railway. After World War II, the JGR became the Japan National Railways. Scheduled freight operations were suspended from October 1, 1962. A new station building was completed in July 1984; the station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japan National Railways on April 1, 1987. The station was unattended from March 15, 1974 until July 1, 1997. Sōbu Main Line Hyūga Station has two opposed side platforms connected by an overpass. JR East station information