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1008

Year 1008 was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar. Olaf Haraldsson, future king of Norway, makes raids in the Baltic Sea, he lands on the Estonian island of Saaremaa, wins a battle there, forces the inhabitants to pay tribute. Olaf sails to the southern coast of Finland to plunder, which results in the Battle at Herdaler where Olaf and his men are ambushed and defeated in the woods. Bagrat III becomes the first ruler of the Kingdom of Georgia; the oldest known mention is made of the city of Gundelfingen. King Æthelred II orders to build a new fleet of warships, organised on a national scale, it is complete the following year. Caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah sends a tributary mission to Emperor Zhen Zong of the Song Dynasty, in order to reestablish trade relations between the Fatimid Caliphate and China. Olof Skötkonung, king of Sweden, is baptized in Husaby by missionary Sigfrid, makes generous donations on the spot. Autumn – Bruno of Querfurt, a missionary bishop, 18 companions sets out on a mission to spread Christianity among the Prussians.

May 4 – Henry I, king of France October 12 – Go-Ichijō, emperor of Japan Al-Mu'izz ibn Badis, Zirid ruler of Ifriqiya Anselm of Liège, French chronicler and historian Di Qing, general of the Song Dynasty Gothelo II, duke of Lower Lorraine Sugawara no Takasue, Japanese writer Wulfstan, bishop of Worcester March 17 – Kazan, emperor of Japan April 7 – Ludolf, archbishop of Trier April 10 – Notker of Liège, French bishop May 25 – Matilda of Saxony, countess of Flanders October 6 – Menendo González, Galician nobleman November 20 – Geoffrey I, duke of Brittany Abd al-Malik al-Muzaffar, Andalusian court official Clothna mac Aenghusa, Irish poet Gunnlaugr Ormstunga, Icelandic poet Gurgen II, king of Iberia-Kartli Ibn Zur'a, Abbasid physician and philosopher Madudan mac Gadhra Mór, king of Síol Anmchadha Poppo, Polish missionary bishop Raymond III, French nobleman Rotbold I, French nobleman Sarolt, Grand Princess of Hungary

Niclas Castello

Niclas Castello is a German contemporary artist influenced by pop art, neo-expressionism and street art. He is well known for sculptures like The Kiss, but does paintings. Niclas Castello is listed as one of the world's most searched artists on artnet. Niclas Castello grew up in Neuhaus am Rennweg, East Germany. Inspired by the German reunification, Niclas Castello moved to Montmartre, Paris and in 2003 back to Germany, he dropped out after two years. Niclas Castello moved to New York City, where was supported by Arleen Schloss, he stayed at Schloss' New York loft for about two years. From 2008 to 2015, he traveled around the world and started working with galleries in Europe and the United States. Throughout his career, Niclas Castello was part of the street art movement, he indicates himself to be influenced by Invader. Niclas Castello is well known for The Kiss sculptures, but his artwork includes fire extinguishers, for example, his customers include Jay Z and other celebrities. SignsAward 2017: Vision in communication official website of Niclas Castello Niclas Castello on Lipsia Fine Arts

Candidates of the 1998 Australian federal election

This article provides information on candidates who stood for the 1998 Australian federal election. The election was held on 3 October 1998. Redistributions of electoral boundaries occurred in the Australian Capital Territory. In Queensland, the notionally Liberal seat of Blair was created; the member for McPherson, John Bradford, contested the Senate. The member for Oxley, Pauline Hanson, contested Blair. In the Australian Capital Territory, the Labor-held seat of Namadgi was abolished; the member for Canberra, Bob McMullan, contested Fraser. The member for Namadgi, Annette Ellis, contested Canberra; the member for Chisholm, Michael Wooldridge, contested Casey. Peter Baldwin MP David Beddall MP Bob Brown MP Steve Dargavel MP Ted Grace MP Clyde Holding MP Barry Jones MP Peter Morris MP Ralph Willis MP Senator Margaret Reynolds Bob Halverson MP Ian McLachlan MP Stephen Mutch MP - lost preselection Bruce Reid MP Bill Taylor MP Michael Cobb MP Noel Hicks MP John Sharp MP Ian Sinclair MP Senator Mal Colston – Queensland First, elected as Labor Sitting members at the time of the election are shown in bold text.

Successful candidates are highlighted in the relevant colour. Where there is possible confusion, an asterisk is used. Sitting Senators are shown in bold text. Tickets that elected at least one Senator are highlighted in the relevant colour. Successful candidates are identified by an asterisk. Two seats were up for election; the Labor Party was defending one seat. The Liberal Party was defending one seat. Six seats were up for election; the Labor Party was defending three seats. The Liberal-National Coalition was defending three seats. Senators Vicki Bourne, George Campbell, David Brownhill, Helen Coonan, Marise Payne and Sue West were not up for re-election. Two seats were up for election; the Labor Party was defending one seat. The Country Liberal Party was defending one seat. Six seats were up for election; the Labor Party was defending two seats. The Liberal Party was defending two seats; the National Party was defending one seat. The Australian Democrats were defending one seat. Senators Andrew Bartlett, Ron Boswell, Brenda Gibbs, John Herron, John Hogg and Ian Macdonald were not up for re-election.

Six seats were up for election. The Labor Party was defending two seats; the Liberal Party was defending three seats. The Australian Democrats were defending one seat. Senators Grant Chapman, Rosemary Crowley, Jeannie Ferris, Robert Hill, Chris Schacht and Natasha Stott Despoja were not up for re-election. Six seats were up for election; the Labor Party was defending three seats. The Liberal Party was defending two seats. Independent Senator Brian Harradine was defending one seat. Senators Bob Brown, Paul Calvert, Sue Mackay, Jocelyn Newman, Nick Sherry and John Watson were not up for re-election. Six seats were up for election; the Labor Party was defending three seats. The Liberal-National Coalition was defending three seats. Senators Lyn Allison, Richard Alston, Barney Cooney, Rod Kemp, Kay Patterson and Robert Ray were not up for re-election. Six seats were up for election; the Labor Party was defending two seats. The Liberal Party was defending three seats; the Greens WA were defending one seat. Senators Mark Bishop, Winston Crane, Alan Eggleston, Ross Lightfoot, Jim McKiernan and Andrew Murray were not up for re-election.

Beside each party is the number of seats contested by that party in the House of Representatives for each state, as well as an indication of whether the party contested the Senate election in the respective state. Candidates for the Newcastle supplementary election are not counted, although the original Newcastle candidates are. 1998 Australian federal election Members of the Australian House of Representatives, 1996–1998 Members of the Australian House of Representatives, 1998–2001 Members of the Australian Senate, 1996–1999 Members of the Australian Senate, 1999–2002 List of political parties in Australia Adam Carr's Election Archive - House of Representatives 1998 Adam Carr's Election Archive - Senate 1998