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1184

Year 1184 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar. Yaqub al-Mansur becomes the third Almohad Caliph; the warlord Ali b. Ghaniya and his brother Yahya seize by surprise the Almohad-dominated cities of Constantine, Béjaïa and Algiers. While they are away from their base in Mallorca, one of their brothers, takes control of the island and calls in the Almohads, whom intend to capture Mallorca for themselves; the Banu Ghaniya reenforcement arrives just in time from Africa, to defeat the Almohads and reassert their domination of the island. February 19 – Second Battle of Uji: Minamoto no Yoshinaka is defeated by his cousins and Yoritomo, for the control of Japan. June 15 – Battle of Fimreite: King Sverre of Norway defeats and kills his rival, Magnus Erlingsson, to take the throne. Diet of Pentecost organised by Emperor Frederick I in Mainz The Almohads reconquer the Alentejo, besiege Lisbon on land and blockade the port with their navy. A Portuguese soldier manages to swim to the largest ship of the fleet, to sink it.

This ship was so tall, it would have allowed the Muslims to reach the walls of the city. The next day, the Almohads have taking with them a number of civilian captives; the Almohad army continues its campaign by the siege of Santarém, where the caliph, Abu Yaqub Yusuf is killed. The city of Abbeville receives its commercial charter. Archbishop Absalon of Lund wins a naval victory over duke of Pomerania; the streets of Paris in France are paved, by order of Philip Augustus. A great fire at Glastonbury Abbey destroys several buildings. In England, the first royal ordinance, demanding that the Knights Templar and Hospitaller assist in the collection of taxes, is promulgated; the Papal bull Ad Abolendam is issued against several European heretical groups: the Cathars, the Waldensians, the Patarines and the Humiliati. It is created after a landmark meeting in Verona, between the Holy Roman Empire under Frederick Barbarossa, the Catholic Church under Pope Lucius III. December 20th, The Aurumestus Church underneath Rome was demolished after accounts of a demon was reported.

A trial of heretics was conducted and due to the church members repeated stories of an entity known as "Dectard" they were accused of Luciferanism and burned. April 11 – William of Winchester, Lord of Lüneburg Eleanor, Fair Maid of Brittany Saadi, Iranian poet January 2 – Theodora Komnene, Duchess of Austria, daughter of Andronikos Komnenos February 16 – Richard of Dover, Archbishop of Canterbury February 21 – Minamoto no Yoshinaka, Japanese shōgun March 27 – Giorgi III, King of Georgia June 15 – Magnus Erlingsson, King of Norway October 14 – Yusuf I, Almohad Caliph

Shokat Ali

Shokat Ali is an English snooker player of Pakistani descent, who represents Pakistan in international tournaments. Ali turned professional in 1991, but his best performance in professional competition came ten years in the 2001 Thailand Masters where he reached the quarter-finals, beating Ronnie O'Sullivan en route, he first gained notice when he defeated Jimmy White to reach the last 16 of the 1998 Grand Prix, enjoyed a run of form in 1999. He has career earnings of over £240,000 and has a high break of 139. In 1998 Ali became the first man to win a Gold Medal for cue sports in world competition which he achieved at the Asian Games. Shokat Ali won an episode on the game show "The Big Break" in 1996. In doing so, he became the first Pakistani snooker player to win the show. In 2005 his cue was stolen from his car, he suffered a deterioration of results as he struggled to find another cue he could show his best form using, he dropped off the game's Main professional tour in 2007, but showed signs of a return to form in 2008, winning an event on the secondary PIOS Tour.

Ali is co-owner, with fellow player and horse enthusiast Chris Norbury, of Elite Snooker Club in Preston. Shokat Ali awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz by Pakistan Government for his Gold Medal achievement

Salvington

Salvington is a neighbourhood of the Borough of Worthing in West Sussex, England. It lies south of the A27 road two miles north-west of the town centre, it is served by three elected Worthing Borough Councillors at any given time Nicola Waight, Noel Atkins and Michael Cloake, all Conservative. Salvington is thought to mean either ` Sǣlāf's farmstead. Salvington was a hamlet within the parish of West Tarring; when most of Tarring became part of Worthing in 1902, Salvington joined the parish of Durrington which included nearby High Salvington. Salvington became part of the borough of Worthing in 1929. Salvington is best known as the birthplace of the great jurist and antiquarian John Selden in 1584; the cottage in which he lived was demolished in the 1960s when it fell into disrepair and was replaced with a row of bungalows. However Salvington's main public house, Ye John Selden, retains his name. Salvington is home to'Old Sussex House' in Salvington Road; this 16th-century building known as'Salvington Lets' is a listed building and retains in its attic what is the last cockfighting pen in Sussex, surrounded by a thin oak trellis hammered together with hand-made nails.

Salvington, along with High Salvington, have their own local football team, the Salvington Football Club. Founded in March 2009 by Phil Heckels, Darren Cooper and Nev Galvin, they compete in the Worthing & Horsham District Sunday League where they won the 4th Division undefeated in their debut season, 2009/10, they play their home game at Hillbarn. Media related to Salvington at Wikimedia Commons