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1067

Year 1067 was a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. May 22 – Emperor Constantine X dies after a 7-year reign at Constantinople, his wife, Empress Eudocia Macrembolitissa, is crowned Augusta and becomes co-regent for her two sons – Michael VII and Konstantios – along with Constantine's brother John Doukas who rules as Caesar the Byzantine Empire. Spring – The Seljuk Turks make incursions into Mesopotamia and Cappadocia, they sack the Byzantine city of Caesarea, move south through the Cilician Gates and raid the region around Antioch in Syria. March 3 – Battle on the Nemiga River: The three sons of Grand Prince Yaroslav IIziaslav I, Sviatoslav II, Vsevolod I – defeat the forces under Vseslav of Polotsk. Eric and Eric, two pretenders to the Swedish throne, are both killed during the struggle for power in Sweden. Halsten, son of the late King Stenkil, becomes the new ruler. Olaf III returns to Norway with the remaining troops from the Battle of Stamford Bridge, he is proclaimed king and co-ruler with his older brother Magnus II.

Wartburg Castle is founded by Louis the Springer, count of Thuringia. Minsk and Orsha are first mentioned in the chronicles, making them one of the oldest cities in Belarus. Spring – King William I returns to Normandy and takes with him Edgar Ætheling, Archbishop Stigand, the brothers Morcar and Edwin. Odo of Bayeux, a half-brother of William I, is appointed Earl of Kent and becomes William's deputy in England, his wealth and land become considerable. Eustace II, count of Boulogne, supports the Kentishmen in an attempt to seize Dover Castle; the conspiracy fails, Eustace is sentence to forfeit his English fiefs. Winter – William I marches on Exeter, which he besieges; the city holds out for 18 days, after its fall William builds a castle to secure the region. Winchester Castle in Hampshire is founded by William I, it becomes the seat of government of the Norman kings ruling England. January 25 – Emperor Ying Zong of the Song Dynasty dies after a 4-year reign, he is succeeded by his 18-year-old son Shen Zong as emperor of China.

December 6 – A fire, the second in as many years damages Canterbury Cathedral. Abu Hafs Umar an-Nasafi, Persian scholar and historian Adela of Normandy, countess of Blois Ari Thorgilsson, Icelandic chronicler and writer John Taronites, Byzantine governor January 25 – Ying Zong, Chinese emperor February 13 – Geoffrey II, French nobleman April 17 – Robert de Turlande, French priest May 22 – Constantine X, Byzantine emperor July 12 – John Komnenos, Byzantine general September 1 – Baldwin V, count of Flanders November 27 – Sancha of León, queen of León December 2 – Shaykh Tusi, Persian Shia scholar Aedh Ua Con Ceanainn, king of Uí Díarmata Bahmanyār, Persian philosopher and logician Cai Xiang, Chinese calligrapher and poet Elisaveta Yaroslavna of Kiev, Norwegian queen Eric and Eric, Swedish throne pretenders Gervais de Château-du-Loir, French nobleman Muireadhach Ua Cárthaigh, Irish chief poet Richard, French nobleman Wulfwig, bishop of Dorchester

Francisco Ou

Francisco H. L. Ou is a former diplomat, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China serving under President Ma Ying-Jeou from 2008 to 2009. Ou was born in Hsinchu and raised in Hualien, his father was arrested during the February 28 Incident in 1947. He and his family lived in poverty during his younger days. Ou received his BA from National Chengchi University in 1962. Upon graduation, he went on to serve in the government in several diplomatic capacities with Central and South American nations, he was the Spanish interpreter for late President Chiang Kai-shek and Chiang Ching-Kuo. Ou served as Embassy secretary to ambassador to Nicaragua and Guatemala, he has been director of the Far East Commercial Office in Santiago, director of the Taiwan Commercial Office in Argentina and representative for the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office in Spain. Ou had planned to retire after turning 65 and applied for permanent residency in the United States of America. Although he had not expected to be tapped as Foreign Minister when Ma Ying-jeou formed his new government in 2008, Ou accepted Ma's offer.

He gave up his green card upon accepting his new post. His possession of a green card generated minor controversy in Taiwanese circles as many viewed the possession of extra-Taiwan status as being unpatriotic. Ou, claimed that he was planning for his retirement, for most of his family members live in the US, applied for a green card out of realistic thinking. Ou resigned from his post effective September 10, 2009, along with outgoing Premier Liu Chao-Shiuan and the rest of the Cabinet in a reshuffling of government due to the slow government response handling the Typhoon Morakot aftermath, he was replaced by Timothy Yang the Republic of China's representative to Indonesia. Ou is fluent in Taiwanese, Mandarin Chinese, English and Spanish, he is an avid table tennis player. Ministry of Foreign Affairs TVBS News Interview with Francisco Ou on YouTube

Sweifieh

Sweifieh is a neighborhood located in the western area of the Jordanian capital Amman. It is in the Wadi as-Ser district. Sweifieh is best known for its night-life and its shopping culture and shopping centres are scattered around, the best known being the Albaraka Mall due to its accessible location and quality shops. Another landmark of the area is the well known Wakalat Street, a Pedestrian zone containing dozens of expensive and luxurious shops and cafés; the area is served by several clubs, cafés, restaurants and hotels. The exclusive clubs tend to move away towards the nearby Abdoun area, calmer and has an exclusive undertone to it. In 2013 a large "The Galleria Mall" branch was opened in Sweifieh, which added a lot of attraction to the area due to its many diverse cafés, boutiques, supermarket chain Carrefour; the area is served by several bus taxis. Most of the taxis in Sweifieh only go to other regions in the western part of the metropolis, whereas the bus line connects with the Downtown station at one point