Prestige Blinds Parts
PRESTIGE BLINDS PARTS : VINTAGE VELVET DRAPES
Prestige Blinds Parts
- Denoting something that arouses such respect or admiration
- The Prestige was a Liberian-owned oil tanker, operating under a Bahamian flag, that on 19 November 2002 sank off the coast of Galicia, Spain.
- Widespread respect and admiration felt for someone or something on the basis of a perception of their achievements or quality
- a high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc.; “he wanted to achieve power and prestige”
- The Prestige was an oil tanker whose sinking in 2002 off the Galician coast caused a large oil spill. The spill polluted thousands of kilometers of coastline and more than one thousand beaches on the Spanish and French coast, as well as causing great damage to the local fishing industry.
- Deprive (someone) of understanding, judgment, or perception
- Cause (someone) to be unable to see, permanently or temporarily
- Confuse or overawe someone with something difficult to understand
- The blinds are forced bets posted by players to the left of the dealer button in flop-style poker games. The number of blinds is usually two, but can be one or three.
- window coverings, especially vertical blinds, wood blinds, roller blinds, pleated blinds
- A window blind is a type of window covering which is made with slats of fabric, wood, plastic or metal that adjust by rotating from an open position to a closed position by allowing slats to overlap. A roller blind does not have slats but comprises a single piece of material.
- (of two things) Move away from each other
- (part) separate: go one’s own way; move apart; “The friends separated after the party”
- (part) something determined in relation to something that includes it; “he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself”; “I read a portion of the manuscript”; “the smaller component is hard to reach”; “the animal constituent of plankton”
- Cause to divide or move apart, leaving a central space
- Divide to leave a central space
- the local environment; “he hasn’t been seen around these parts in years”
The CBS Building was built in 1961-64 as the headquarters for one of America’s three historic radio and television networks. The last completed work designed by architect Eero Saarinen, it is one of New York’s premier post-World-War-II-era skyscrapers and one of the country’s great works of modern architecture. Saarinen’s goal was to build what he called "the simplest skyscraper in New York." At the height of the popularity of the steel-cage office building, Saarinen designed the CBS Building as New York’s first postwar reinforced concrete skyscraper. The 38-story tower is sheathed in dark gray granite, with gray-tinted vision glass – earning the building the sobriquet "Black Rock." When seen directly, the tower’s bays appear open, with relatively narrow granite piers alternating with relatively narrow window bays of single sheets of plate glass, but when viewed from afar and necessarily at an angle, the V-shape of the piers effectively eclipses the view of the glass, creating the effect of a gray granite slab.
The austerity of the tower derives in part from its dark gray color and the almost complete absence of interruptions in the facades. Saarinen placed the main entrances on West 52nd and West 53rd Streets, rather than on Sixth Avenue, creating the effect of an absolutely pure granite slab on Sixth Avenue. Ground floor commercial uses are set behind the gray glass, making them barely visible from outside. Eero Saarinen died suddenly in 1961, leaving to his office the task of supervising the construction of the CBS
Building. Kevin Roche and John Dinkeioo, among others, oversaw the completion of the project from 1961 to 1964. The building remains the corporate headquarters of CBS.
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William S. Paley and the Columbia Broadcasting System2
CBS traces its origins to the United Independent Broadcasters, a fledgling radio station network that was an early rival to NBC (the National Broadcasting Company), the network created by RCA’s David Sarnoff. UIB incorporated in 1927, and, following its purchase later that year by the Columbia Phonograph Company, changed its name to the Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting System, making its radio debut on September 18. When Columbia, unenthusiastic about future prospects, sold back the broadcasting rights to UIB’s owners a few months later, the sale included permission to use the "Columbia" name — hence the "Columbia Broadcasting System.7′ In 1928, William S. Paley, connected by marriage to one of the company’s owners, used half a million dollars from his portion of the proceeds from the sale of his family’s Congress Cigar business to buy a 51 percent interest in the network. He took the title of president, and proceeded over the next half century to build CBS into one of the nation’s major media conglomerates.
CBS’s chief rival for its first several decades of existence remained the much larger NBC.3 RCA’s Sarnoff initially saw NBC as a free service intended to encourage the purchase of RCA-manufactured radios. Paley, with only radio programming to sell, focused on the promotion of radio advertising and the creation of saleable programs. By the end of 1928, CBS had 47 affiliates. Highlights of CBS’s growth over the following years, from tiny upstart to major network, include the creation of CBS’s news department; experiments in television broadcasting as early as 1931 (the first regularly scheduled in the nation, even though almost no one could watch); putting the young Bing Crosby on the radio in 1932, opposite NBC’s Amos ‘n Andy; broadcasting the School of the Air to some six million children starting in 1934; initiating the Lux Radio Theater in 1935, with Helen Hayes in its first offering; in 1936 bringing the popular Major Bowes’ amateur hour to the radio, as well as comedians Bums and Allen, Eddie Cantor, and Ed Wynn, while at the same time inaugurating the Columbia Workshop for serious drama, including the works of W.H. Auden, Stephen Vincent Benet, Maxwell Anderson and Edna St. Vincent Millay; and the infamous 1938 broadcast of Orson Welles’ production, "War of the Worlds." During World War II, CBS emerged as a major news broadcaster, led by foreign correspondents William L. Shirer and
Edward R. Murrow, with Charles Collingwood reporting on D-day from the Normandy beaches.
After the war ended, William S. Paley became chairman of the board, while his protege Frank Stanton became president. CBS moved into television, broadcasting Arthur Godfrey, Ed Sullivan, I Love Lucy, and Walter Cronkite’s series You Are There. In 1951, the CBS "eye" was developed as the network’s television trademark. By the late 1950s, three decades after its founding, CBS had become firmly ensconced as a national institution. In 1966, the year following CBS’s move into the new tower at 51 West 52nd Street, the corporation had over 17,000 employees, earn
Eunuch Hijras Devdasis
This is after I left the beach came to the main road of Mahim..
In the culture of the Indian subcontinent a hijra (also known by a number of different names and romanized spellings) is usually considered a member of “the third sex” — neither man nor woman. Most are physically male or intersex, but some are female. Hijras usually refer to themselves as female at the language level, and usually dress as women. Census data does not exist, but estimates range from 50,000 to 5,000,000 in India alone.
Although they are usually referred to in English as “eunuchs”, relatively few have any genital modifications. A third gender has existed in the subcontinent from the earliest records, and was clearly acknowledged in Vedic culture, throughout the history of Hinduism, as well as in the royal courts of Islamic rulers.
2 Gender and sexuality
3 Becoming and living as a hijra
4 Social status and making a living
5 Politics and activism
7 Hijras and religion
9 Hijras in Indian films
10 See also
13 External links
The Hindi word “hijra” (alternately romanised as hijira, hijda, hijada, hijara, hijrah) is written as ?????? in devanagari. It has a pronunciation between those of “heejra” and “heejda”; the IPA notation is /hi:d???:/. The word Hijra seems to have come into India with the Muslims. An older name for hijras is kinnar, which is used by some hijra groups as a more respectable and formal term. An abusive slang for hijra in Hindi is chhakka.
A number of terms across the culturally and linguistically diverse Indian subcontinent represent similar sex/gender categories. While these are rough synonyms, they may be better understood as separate identities due to regional cultural differences. In Tamil Nadu the equivalent term is aravanni, aravani, or aruvani. In Urdu, both in Pakistan and India, the term khusra is used. Other terms include jankha.
In South India, the goddess Yellamma is believed to have the power to change one’s sex. Male devotees in female clothing are known as Jogappa. They perform similar roles to hijra, such as dancing and singing at birth ceremonies and weddings.
The word kothi (or koti) is common across India, although kothis are often distinguished from hijras. Kothis are regarded as feminine males or men/boys who take a feminine role in sex with men, but do not live in the kind of intentional communities that hijras usually live in. Local equivalents include durani (Kolkata), menaka (Cochin), meti (Nepal), and zenana (Pakistan).
All of these names are now considered preferable to the English term “eunuch”.
 Gender and sexuality
These identities have no exact match in the modern Western taxonomy of gender and sexual orientation. Most are born apparently male, but some may be intersex (with ambiguous genitalia). They are often perceived as a third sex, and most see themselves as neither men nor women. However, some may see themselves (or be seen as) females, feminine males or androgynes. Some, especially those who speak English and are influenced by international discourses around sexual minorities may identify as transgender or transsexual women. Unlike Western transsexual women, hijras generally do not attempt to pass as women. Reportedly, few have genital modifications, although some certainly do, and some consider nirwaan (”castrated”) hijras to be the “true” hijras.
A male who takes a “receptive” or feminine role in sex with a man will often identify as a kothi (or the local equivalent term). While kothis are usually distinguished from hijras as a separate sexual identity, they often dress as women and act in a feminine manner in public spaces, even using feminine language to refer to themselves and each other. The usual partners of hijras and kothis are masculine men, whose sexual identity is as a “normal” male who is attracted to women. These male partners are often married, and any relationships or sex with kothis or hijras are usually kept secret from the community at large. Hijras and kothis often have a name for these masculine sexual or romantic partners; for example, panthi in Bangaldesh, giriya in Delhi or sridhar in Cochin. Hijras’ and kothis’ sexual identities may overlap with those of Western passive homosexual males, but are perhaps closer to the “queens” of pre-stonewall Western culture with their feminine gender identity.
Some, while clearly feminine in behavior, may marry women and live as men. Others who live openly as hijras may form relationships with men and even marry, although their marriage is not usually recognized by law or religion.
 Becoming and living as a hijra
Becoming a hijra is a process of socialization into a “hijra family” through a relationship ch