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Year 1116 was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. Autumn – Battle of Philomelion: Emperor Alexios I leads an expedition into Anatolia and meets the Seljuk army under Sultan Malik Shah; the Byzantines introduce a new battle formation of the parataxis. During the battle, the Seljuk Turks mount several attacks on the formations; the Byzantine cavalry makes two counterattacks. But a second attack, led by Nikephoros Bryennios, breaks the Seljuk forces, who turn to flight; the following day Malik Shah again attacks, his army surrounding the Byzantines from all sides. The Seljuk Turks are once more repulsed, with many losses. Alexios claims the victory, Malik Shah is forced to accept a peace treaty, in which he promises to respect the frontiers of the Byzantine Empire. Summer – The Crusaders under King Baldwin I of Jerusalem undertake an expedition to Egypt and march as far as Akaba on the Red Sea. After the local inhabitants flee from the town, Baldwin constructs castles in Akaba and on a nearby island.

He leaves a garrison in both fortresses. The three Crusader strongholds – Montréal, Eilat and Graye – secure the control of the caravan routes between Syria and Egypt. Autumn – Baldwin I hastens to Tyre and begins the construction of a new fortress, known as Scandelion Castle, at the Ladder of Tyre, which completes the blockade of the town from the mainland. February 3 – King Coloman dies after a 21-year reign in which he has consolidated the feudal system in Hungary and expanded the frontier. Ramon Berenguer III, count of Barcelona, sails to Rome in an effort to gain support from the Italian states and a licence from Pope Paschal II for his crusade against the Moors in Spain. July 15 – Ordelafo Faliero, doge of Venice, defeats the Hungarian troops under King Stephen II, who have arrived to relieve Zadar. Portuguese forces under Countess Theresa take two Galician cities and Ourense. In reply, the sister of Theresa, Queen Urraca, attacks Portugal. Almoravid troops conquer the Balearic islands, whose Moorish rulers has been weakened by Pisan and Catalan raiders.

The Welsh under King Gruffydd ap Rhys of Deheubarth are defeated. Gruffydd attacks Swansea Castle and destroys the outer walls; the Zirid ruler of Ifriqiya, Ali ibn Yahya, conquers the island of Jerba acting as an independent piratical republic. Aak music is introduced to the Korean court, through a large gift of 428 musical instruments as well as 572 costumes and ritual dance objects from China, by Emperor Hui Zong of the Song Dynasty. Construction starts on the Chennakeshava Temple commissioned by King Vishnuvardhana at Belur in India; the monastery at Peterborough in England is destroyed by fire. April 12 – Richeza of Poland, queen of Sweden August 29 – Philip of France, king of France November 23 – William FitzRobert, 2nd Earl of Gloucester Berengaria of Barcelona, queen of León and Castile Ibn al-Azraq al-Fariqi, Arab historian and writer Ibn al-Jawzi, Arab historian and philologist Roger de Clare, 2nd Earl of Hertford Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair, king of Connacht February 3 – Coloman, king of Hungary February 13 – Galon, bishop of Beauvais Abu Nasr Farsi, Persian statesman and poet Bagrat Pakrad, Armenian nobleman and adventurer Jimena Díaz, Spanish noblewoman Malik Shah, Seljuk ruler of the Sultanate of Rum Mary of Scotland, countess of Boulogne Robert of Arbrissel, founder of Fontevrault Abbey

The Mentalist (season 6)

The sixth season of the CBS police procedural series The Mentalist, created by Bruno Heller, premiered on September 29, 2013 and concluded on May 18, 2014. Simon Baker as Patrick Jane Robin Tunney as Teresa Lisbon Tim Kang as Kimball Cho Owain Yeoman as Wayne Rigsby Amanda Righetti as Grace Van Pelt Rockmond Dunbar as Dennis Abbott Emily Swallow as Kim Fischer Michael Gaston as Gale Bertram Drew Powell as FBI Agent Reede Smith Reed Diamond as Ray Haffner Titus Welliver as Michael Ridley Xander Berkeley as Sheriff Thomas McAllister William Mapother as Richard Haibach Joe Adler as Jason Wiley Pedro Pascal as FBI Agent Marcus Pike Malcolm McDowell as Bret Stiles Pruitt Taylor Vince as J. J. LaRoche Aunjanue Ellis as Madeleine Hightower Jack Plotnick as Brett Partridge Kevin Corrigan as Bob Kirkland Emmanuelle Chriqui as Lorelei Martins CBS announced that it had renewed The Mentalist for a sixth season on March 27, 2013, it was revealed in July 2013 that the mystery of Red John will be revealed before the end of 2013.

On August 7, 2013, it was announced that characters Wayne Rigsby and Grace Van Pelt, played by Owain Yeoman and Amanda Righetti, both of whom had been on the series since the first episode, would be leaving. Emily Swallow and Rockmond Dunbar were cast as Kim Fischer and Dennis Abbott, two recurring characters with the potential to become series regulars. Dunbar was promoted to series regular on October 18, 2013, three weeks before his first episode had been broadcast. On November 15, Swallow was promoted to series regular before her first appearance was aired. Righetti and Yeoman's final episode, "White as the Driven Snow", aired on March 23, 2014; the first episode of the season "The Desert Rose" was filmed in California. The production team created a sign for the fictional "Borrego Gas Diner" to stand-in for the local bar and restaurant Ski Inn. All 22 episodes were included on the five disc complete sixth season set, it was released on September 20, 2014 in Region 1, October 20, 2014 in Region 2, October 8, 2014 in Region 4.

It included the featurette "Patrick Jane: Redeemed, Restored" and unaired scenes. Official website The Mentalist – list of episodes on IMDb List of The Mentalist season 6 episodes at TV.com The Mentalist at epguides.com

Kempinski Palace Portoro┼ż

Kempinski Palace Portorož, until 2008 known as Palace Hotel, is a five-star deluxe hotel in Portorož, a settlement on the Adriatic coast in southwestern Slovenia. It is the only deluxe hotel in Slovenia; the central part of the hotel is the Crystal Hall. The hotel was built since 1908 upon the plans of the Austrian architect Johann Eustacchio and opened on 20 August 1910 at the time of Austro-Hungarian Empire. At that time it was a tourist attraction of the highest quality. Portorož was, together with Grado and Opatija, categorized as one of the most important coast resorts and spas on the Austrian Riviera; the construction of the hotel was completed in 1912. At the end of 1983, it was proclaimed a cultural monument, a park in front of hotel was called a monument of designed nature; the hotel was closed in autumn 1990. In the 2000s, the Slovenian owner, coastal company Istrabenz Hoteli Portorož, signed a contract with a German hotel chain Kempinski to run and manage this hotel for at least 20 years.

When they renovated the hotel, the front side was kept for historical reasons and everything else was demolished. The renovation was planned by cost about 70 million euros; the hotel was reopened on 18 October 2008. Among the notable guests of the hotel were David L Perdue, developer champion fox hunter Herbert Alsen, opera singer and conductor, director of Vienna Opera Lex Barker, actor Pierre Brice, film actor Josip Broz, President of Yugoslavia - the Presidential Suite or Tito Suite has been named after him Yul Brynner, film actor Božidar Jakac and photographer Marcello Mastroianni, film actor Ivo Pogorelić, piano player Jože Privšek, jazz pianist and conductor Mikis Theodorakis, composer Leon Cave, Drummer from English rock band Status Quo Orson Welles, film actor and director Adriano Celentano, Patty Pravo, Rita Pavone, Bobby Solo, Ornella Vanoni, popular Italian singers Kempinski Palace Portorož homepage