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684

Year 684 was a leap year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar. The denomination 684 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years. Ghislemar, mayor of the palace in Neustria and Burgundy, dies after a 2-year reign, is succeeded by his father Waratton, he makes peace between the three Frankish kingdoms. King Ecgfrith of Northumbria sends a punitive expedition to Ireland under his ealdorman Berht, laying waste to the territory of Meath, ruled by High King Fínsnechta Fledach. Caliph Muawiya II dies after a brief reign that ends Sufyanid rule. A new caliph is proclaimed in Syria amidst tribal wars. August 18 – Battle of Marj Rahit: Muslim partisans under Marwan I defeat the supporters of Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr near Damascus, cement Umayyad control of Syria. January 3 – Zhong Zong succeeds his father Gao Zong, becomes emperor of the Tang Dynasty, his mother Wu Zetian remains the power behind the throne in China.

February 27 – Wu Zetian replaces Zhong Zong in favor of his younger brother Rui Zong. He becomes a puppet ruler, Zhong Zong is placed under house arrest. Summer – The Pallava Empire invades the kingdom of Ceylon. A Pallavan naval expedition employing Tamil mercenaries ends the Moriya Dynasty. September 7 – A large comet is observed in Japan. November 13 – Emperor Tenmu institutes eight titles of eight classes in Japan. November 26 – 684 Hakuho earthquake. A great earthquake strikes Japan; the people, temples and domestic animals are damaged. February 10 – K'inich Kan B'alam II accedes to the rulership of the Maya polity of Palenque. Cuthbert is elected Bishop of Hexham, receives a visit from a large group under Ecgfrith, he agrees to return to Lindisfarne to take up duties. June 26 – Pope Benedict II succeeds Leo II as the 81st pope of Rome, after a period of sede vacante of 1 year. Gao Lishi and eunuch of the Tang Dynasty Li Guo'er, princess of the Tang Dynasty Nagaya, Japanese prince and politician Tachibana no Moroe, Japanese prince and minister Adarnase II, king of Iberia Aldegonde, Frankish Benedictine abbess Constantine of Mananali, founder of the Paulicians Ghislemar, mayor of the palace in Neustria and Burgundy Li Xian, prince of the Tang Dynasty Luo Binwang, Chinese poet and official Muawiya II, Muslim caliph Pei Yan, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty Philibert of Jumièges, Frankish abbot

The Myth of Sisyphus (Fargo)

"The Myth of Sisyphus" is the third episode of the second season of the FX anthology series Fargo, the thirteenth episode of the series overall. It was directed by Michael Uppendahl; the episode first aired on October 26, 2015, was seen by 1.21 million viewers. The manhunt for Rye begins. At the same time, Milligan and his henchman Hanzee each conduct an independent search for him. Hank encounters Betsy while hanging a wanted picture of Rye at the local beauty salon, she speculates that Rye is the victim of a potential run. Peggy discounts Betsy's theory, but convinces Ed to crash her car a second time to explain the damage caused by hitting Rye. Meanwhile, Lou travels to Fargo to meet Detective Ben Schmidt, they have a tense encounter with the clan. Lou visits Skip's typewriter store, where he encounters Milligan and the Kitchen brothers searching for clues, resulting in another standoff. Dodd's daughter Simone tips off Hanzee about a lead on Rye, they ambush Skip at Rye's apartment, he is brought to Dodd for interrogation.

Dodd learns. He and Hanzee force bury him alive in hot asphalt. Dodd tells Hanzee to do what is necessary to find Rye, beginning in Luverne; the music for the episode was provided by series composer Jeff Russo. The episode first aired in the United States on FX on October 19, 2015 and obtained 1.21 million viewers. "The Myth of Sisyphus" received critical acclaim for its pace and Patrick Wilson's performance. It holds a perfect 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes: the critical consensus is ""The Myth of Sisyphus" is a tense episode of Fargo, highlighted by an impressive performance by Patrick Wilson."In a positive review, Terri Schwartz of IGN gave the episode a 9.3 rating out of 10, concluding that "With great direction and excellent acting, Fargo delivers a great third outing. The three tense showdowns underline the fact that stakes are being raised, as Lou Solverson fights the good fight to try to combat the evil deeds being committed around him, but he is in over his head, is beginning to notice.

Time is running out for him to discover what happened to Rye before more nefarious forces do and turn the Waffle Hut clue trail cold." "The Myth of Sisyphus" on IMDb

Dunkin' Brands

Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. is an American restaurant holding company which runs two chains of fast-food restaurants: Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. It is headquartered in Massachusetts. In 1973, British food company J. Lyons and Co. purchased Baskin-Robbins from United Brands. J. Lyons and Co. merged with Allied Breweries, becoming Allied-Lyons in 1978. In 1990, Allied-Lyons acquired Mister Donut. In 1994, Allied-Lyons merged with Pedro Domecq S. A. becoming Allied Domecq. The restaurant operations were merged under a subsidiary named Allied Domecq Quick Service Restaurants. In 1997, Togo's was acquired by Allied Domecq. In 2004, Allied Domecq Quick Service Restaurants was renamed Dunkin' Brands, Inc.. On December 12, 2005, Pernod Ricard, which had just taken control of Allied Domecq, announced the sale of Dunkin' Brands to a consortium of private equity firms consisting of Bain Capital, The Carlyle Group and Thomas H. Lee Partners for $2.425 billion in cash. Dunkin' Brands, Inc. was renamed Inc. after the transaction.

On November 30, 2007, Dunkin' Brands sold Togo's to Mainsail Partners, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, in partnership with Tony Gioia, a former president of Baskin-Robbins. In July 2011, Dunkin' Brands completed its initial public offering and became listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "DNKN". In August 2012, Dunkin' Brands became independent of the private equity firms. In October 2017, Dunkin' Brands announced the company would be investing $100 million in United States locations of Dunkin’ Donuts’; the company said they are considering a name change to the shortened Dunkin'. The name change is being tested in a new store in Quincy, Massachusetts. Baskin-Robbins Dunkin' Mister Donut Dunkin' Brands official website

Crested bobwhite

The crested bobwhite is a species of bird in the family Odontophoridae. It is found in northern South America, it occurs on Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, degraded former forest. Adult crested bobwhite are about 178 to 216 millimetres long; the sexes are similar in appearance. The long feathers on the fore-head and crown are pale buff or white, the crest feathers may be dark; the back and sides of the neck are marbled in black and white and the throat is white or buff, sometimes spotted with black. The upper parts are mottled black and grey; the underparts are pale, with buff and black markings. The eye is brown, the beak black and the legs bluish-grey; the female is browner than the male. The crested bobwhite occurs in small groups on the ground in or near thick cover and its behaviour is rather similar to that of the northern bobwhite; the diet consists of buds, shoots and small invertebrates.

The male's call, heard in the breeding season, is distinctive. The crested bobwhite has a wide range and is common in much of that range; the population seems to be on the increase and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has assessed its conservation status as being of "least concern"

2002–03 Mersin İdmanyurdu season

Mersin İdmanyurdu Sports Club. The team participated in Second League Category A for the first time in the league's second season. Mersin İdmanyurdu football team has finished 2002–03 season in 12th place in Turkish Second League Category A. Mersin idmanyurdu participated in 2002–03 Turkish Cup, eliminated at first round. Macit Özcan was club president. Nasır Belci was head coach in the beginning of the season. In the mid-season Yücel İldiz took over the team's management. Savaş Göcen was the most appeared player. Mersin idmanyurdu 2002–03 Second League Category A. 18 teams attended in the league. Winners, runners-up and play-off winners were directly promoted to 2003–04 Süper Lig. Bottom three teams were relegated to 2003–04 TFF Second League. Mersin İdmanyurdu 2002–03 Second League Category A season league summary: Mersin İdmanyurdu 2002–03 Second League Category A season place in league table. Results of games MİY played in 2002–03 Second League Category A by rounds: Mersin İdmanyurdu 2002–03 Second League Category A season first half game reports is shown in the following table.

Kick off times are in EET and EEST. Mersin İdmanyurdu 2002–03 Second League Category A season second half game reports is shown in the following table. Kick off times are in EET and EEST. 2002–03 Turkish Cup was played for 41st time as Fortis Türkiye Kupası for sponsorship purposes. This season Cup was played by 48 teams in one-leg elimination system in 3 elimination rounds prior to quarter-finals. Trabzonspor won the cup for the 6th time. Mersin İdmanyurdu eliminated at first elimination round; the drawings and results Mersin İdmanyurdu followed in 2002–03 Turkish Cup are shown in the following table. Mersin İdmanyurdu 2002–03 Turkish Cup game reports is shown in the following table. Kick off times are in EET and EEST. Macit Özcan, mayor of Mersin city was president of the club. Nasır Belci was head coach in the first half of the season. Yücel İldiz managed the team in the rest of the season. 2002–03 Mersin İdmanyurdu head coaches Appearances and cards count for 2002–03 Second League Category A and 2002–03 Turkish Cup games.

18 players appeared in three to be replaced. Only the players who appeared in game rosters were listed in order of appearance. Football in Turkey 2002–03 TFF First League 2002–03 Turkish Cup

Sunye

Min Sun-ye, known professionally as Sunye or Sun, is a South Korean singer and missionary. She is the former leader and main vocalist of the K-pop group Wonder Girls. Sunye was born on August 1989, in Seoul, she attended Dongguk University. In 2001, Sunye was discovered by JYP Entertainment during Park Jin-young's "99% Challenge" project, where she sang and danced, she trained at JYP Entertainment until she debuted in the Wonder Girls in 2007. Sun was one of the longest serving trainees at JYP Entertainment, along with Jo Kwon of 2AM and Min of miss A. In 2006, Sunye was revealed as a 1st member of Wonder Girls, as the leader and main vocalist in the a group managed by JYP Entertainment, with their debut single "Irony" in 2007. On January 26, 2013, JYP Entertainment confirmed that Sunye would stop her official promotions with the Wonder Girls just before marrying James Park, her Korean-Canadian fiancé. Following the news, the agency reassured fans that the group was not disbanding and that Sunye is not retiring her position as a member of the group regardless of her inactive status.

Sunye has contributed her vocals on the tracks of various Korean artists, including Mighty Mouth's "Energy" and Park Jin-young's "Afternoon Separation." She recorded the single "Maybe" for the soundtrack of Dream High. In November 2010, Sunye recorded "This Christmas" with her JYP labelmates as the title track for the debut of JYP Nation with a subsequent music video released on December 1, 2010. In addition to recording collaborations, Sunye has performed with other artists on stage, including "Stand Up for Love" with Davichi and Taeyeon on SBS Gayo Daejeon in 2008. In December 2008, she performed "Buttons" with Taeyeon, Ga-in on KBS Music Bank. Sunye and her bandmate Park Ye-eun collaborated with her Jo Kwon and Park Jin-young to perform "That's What Friends Are For" on the KBS program Yu Hee-Yeols' Sketchbook. On SBS Inkigayo's 500th Episode, Sunye and Jo Kwon sang. In December 2014, it was reported that Sunye released an indirect statement in a report by Joongang Ilbo's US branch at a non-profit church concert that she has retired from Wonder Girls and the Entertainment industry.

This was dismissed by JYPE as false, but less than a year JYP released an official statement confirming Sunye's departure from the group. On August 8, 2018 it was announced that Sunye had signed with company Polaris Entertainment and would be making her return to the entertainment industry after her long hiatus. Along with the other Wonder Girls members, Sunye makes charitable donations to various charities and orphanages around Korea. In September 2010, she made a visit to an elderly man who had secluded himself in the mountains after being a victim to many cases of fraud. According to the producer that followed her, "Sunye prepared clothes, shoes, a radio and various other presents for the man, he hasn't been able to wash in a while so there was a bad stench coming from him but Sunye paid no attention to it and held his hands asking him to live a long life. She prayed for his good health."In May 2011, Sunye went on a week-long volunteer mission to Haiti where she cared for children in an orphanage and treated victims of cholera.

On October 16, 2012, Sunye was a guest speaker at the George Washington University Jack Morton Auditorium, where she presented a lecture about K-Pop, "An Idol Star's Illusions and Responsibility." The Korean Cultural Center at the South Korean embassy sponsored the event. On March 18, 2014, Sunye announced she and her husband will leave for Haiti in July where they will live for five years to continue doing missionary work. On January 28, 2018, it was revealed that Sunye had left Haiti after only two and a half years due to less-than-favorable conditions such as lack of clean water, extreme temperatures, public safety concerns. Sunye was raised by her grandparents because her mother died when she was young and her father suffered from a health condition that kept him bedridden. In the fall of 2007, prior to the Wonder Girls' promotions for their single "Tell Me," Sunye's grandfather died. In October 2009, her father was rushed to the intensive care unit after his condition turned for the worse.

She took the first flight from New York, where she resided at the time, to South Korea, skipping out on numerous promotional events to be with her father. On June 23, 2010, Sunye's father died due to a chronic illness he had been suffering from for over 20 years. Sunye gave birth to her first daughter, Eun-yoo, on October 16, 2013. On April 22, 2016, she gave birth to her second daughter, Ha-jin. On January 30, 2019, she gave birth to her third daughter, Yoo-jin. Sunye is a Christian. 2010 Park Jin-young Bad Party – The Dancer Sunye's Official Twitter