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789

Year 789 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar. The denomination 789 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. King Charlemagne crosses the Elbe River with a Frankish-Saxon army into Obotrite territory, he subdues the Wiltzes, reaches the Baltic. King Pepin of Italy conquers Istria on the Adriatic, he establishes a tributary march, sends missionaries. Charlemagne issues the Admonitio generalis, which covers educational and ecclesiastical reforms within the Frankish Kingdom. Charlemagne founds the town of Herford. King Beorhtric of Wessex marries Princess Eadburh, daughter of King Offa of Mercia, accepts Mercian overlordship. Constantine I is installed as king of the Picts, he becomes one of the greatest Scottish monarchs in the Viking period. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records the first appearance of Vikings in England. Al-Khayzuran, widow of former Abbasid caliph Al-Mahdi, leaving more of the effective power in the hands of Harun al-Rashid.

Idris I reaches Volubilis and founds the Idrisid dynasty, ceding Morocco from the Abbasid caliphate and founding the first Moroccan state. An uprising in Japan leads to a major defeat for Emperor Kanmu, along with a severe drought and famine. Lu Shang, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty Ziryab, Muslim poet and musician February 20 – Leo of Catania and bishop of Catania November 8 – Willehad, bishop of Bremen Al-Khayzuran and adviser of Al-Mahdi, de facto co-ruler of the Abbasid Caliphate Fiachnae mac Áedo Róin, king of Ulaid Hildeprand, duke of Spoleto Mauregatus, king of Asturias Torson, Frankish count of Toulouse

Doo Wop (film)

Doo Wop is a 2004 French romantic drama film directed and written by David Lanzmann. It won the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival for Award of Independent Cinema Owners, FIPRESCI Prize, Special Prize of the Jury, it tells the story of a band manager who manages former girl friend's band but struggles for his debt of the loan sharks. Michaël Fitoussi as Ziggy Caroline Ducey as Marie Elina Löwensohn as Maya Clovis Cornillac as Thierry Philippe Nahon as Michel Grégory Fitoussi as The seller Doo Wop on IMDb Doo Wop at AllMovie Doo Wop at the British Film Institute's Film and TV Database

FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification

The FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification is the process that a national basketball team goes through to qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup finals. Qualifiers are held within four FIBA continental zones Africa, Americas and Asia-Oceania play in a combined Asia-Pacific region to qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup, which are organized by their respective confederations. One extra berth is allocated for the specific continental zone that hosts the event, in addition to the set berths allotted for the region; the hosts of the World Cup receive an automatic berth. Unlike in previous editions results from the prior Summer Olympics and continental championships are not taken into account; until 2014, the winners of the Summer Olympics and continental championships received an automatic berth, but starting from the 2019 World Cup this is no longer the case. "+W" are invited teams, "+O" are for teams that qualified via the Summer Olympics, "+C" are the defending world champions, "+H" are for hosts.

Gray=Africa, Red=Americas, Gold=Asia, Blue=Europe, Green=Oceania. Teams from North and Central America, which did not have a regional championship until the establishment of the Centrobasket in 1965, Asia until the establishment of the Asian Championship in 1960, Africa until the foundation of the African Championship in 1962, could either qualify via the Olympics or by invitation; the Olympics used the Pan American Games as a qualifying tournament, serving as the first qualifying tournament for North and Central American teams. In the 1950 FIBA World Championship in Argentina, the top three teams from the 1948 Summer Olympics, the top three teams from 1949 South American Basketball Championship, the EuroBasket 1949 champion and the top two teams from a subsequent European qualifying tournament, two invitees and Asia were supposed to compete. Uruguay, the South American champion, were refused visas, the Asian teams refused to make the long trip to Argentina, Italy withdrew for financial reasons.

In the 1954 FIBA World Championship in Brazil, the top four teams in the 1953 South American Basketball Championship, the top 3 teams in EuroBasket 1953 and one invitee from the Americas and two invitees from Asia were supposed to participate. The 1959 FIBA World Championship in Chile saw the Olympic champion, the top two teams from 1955 South American Basketball Championship and EuroBasket 1957, seven invited teams. In the 1963 FIBA World Championship, the Olympic champion and the top three teams from 1961 South American Basketball Championship and EuroBasket 1961 were given places, plus five invited teams, four from the Americas and one from Asia; the Philippines was supposed to host, Formosa was to be Asia's representative, but were suspended and removed hosting rights by FIBA after the government refused to issue visas to teams from Communist countries. FIBA awarded the World Championship to Brazil, the Asian berth was instead given to Japan. By the 1967 FIBA World Championship in Uruguay, the Summer Olympics and the continental championships in Europe, Central America, South America and Asia became established as qualifying tournaments.

The two North American nations, the United States and Canada, could still only qualify via the Olympics or via invitation. In the next tournament in the 1970 FIBA World Championship in Yugoslavia, the African champion was given an automatic berth, regions which didn't have qualifying tournaments and North America, were granted invitations. In the 1974 FIBA World Championship, the reigning world champions replaced the Summer Olympics champions on the automatic berth, with the Oceanian champion qualifying outright; the Summer Olympics returned as an outright qualifying tournament in 1982 when the top three Olympic teams were given berths, but these were again removed in 1986, when two invited teams participated. In the first world championship in the open era where professionals were allowed to compete in the 1990 FIBA World Championship in Argentina, the field was reduced to sixteen, the FIBA Americas Championship were first used to determine the qualifiers from the entire Americas, instead of the separate then-continental championships in Central and South America.

This allowed the USA and Canada to compete in a qualifying tournament other than the Olympics. In addition, the defending world or Olympic champions weren't given automatic berths, nor where there invited teams; the Summer Olympics became a qualifying tournament again in the 1994 FIBA World Championship in Canada. This setup continued until the 2002 FIBA World Championship in the USA which were the Olympic champions. In the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan that saw the field expand to 24 teams, with four invited teams popularly called as "wild cards" were invited by FIBA; this setup will last until 2014, when FIBA announced that they were renaming t

August 1981 Fermanagh and South Tyrone by-election

The Fermanagh and South Tyrone by-election, August 1981 was the second by-election in the same year, held in Fermanagh and South Tyrone on 20 August 1981. It was seen by many as a rerun of the earlier contest in April; the by-election was caused by the death of the IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands. The constituency, based on the districts of Fermanagh and Dungannon, was created in 1950 and had seen a series of fought elections between unionist and Irish nationalist candidates, with several elections being won due to the absence of competing candidates on one side or the other; the April by-election was a straight contest between Sands, standing as "Anti-H-Block/Armagh Political Prisoner" and the former Ulster Unionist Party MP and leader Harry West, with no other candidates standing. Sands won with a majority of 1446. Following Sands' victory and death shortly afterwards, the British government passed the Representation of the People Act barring prisoners from standing for Parliament; as a result, another prisoner on hunger strike could not be nominated.

Instead Owen Carron, who had served as Sands' agent in the earlier election, was nominated as an "Anti-H-Block Proxy Political Prisoner". The Ulster Unionists nominated a new candidate, Ken Maginnis, who had retired from the Ulster Defence Regiment with the rank of Major, on the liberal wing of the party. Maginnis was unusual amongst Ulster Unionist candidates as he had never been a member of the Orange Order; the new by-election saw four additional candidates stand. Seamus Close stood for the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland though this was traditionally one of their weakest areas. Tom Moore stood for the Workers Party Republican Clubs who were descended from the Official IRA. Two fringe candidates stood: Martin Green on a "General Amnesty" ticket and Simon Hall-Raleigh as "The Peace Lover." There were 804 spoilt votes. Compared to the April election, turnout rose by 1.7%, whilst there were over two and a half thousand fewer spoilt papers. Most of these additional votes went to the additional parties standing.

Campaign literature from the by-election

Glenbow Museum

The Glenbow Museum is an art and history museum in the city of Calgary, Canada. It was established by philanthropist Eric Lafferty Harvie; the Glenbow-Alberta Institute was formed in 1966, when Eric Harvie donated his vast historical collection to the people of Alberta. It was funded by $5 million each from Harvie and the Alberta government. Located in downtown Calgary across from the Calgary Tower, the Institute maintains the Glenbow, open to the public, which houses not only its museum collections, but a extensive art collection and archives. In 2007, a permanent exhibit entitled Mavericks opened on the third floor; as of 2013, the president and CEO is Donna Livingstone Vice President of Programs and Exhibitions and a member of the Board of Directors. Former presidents and CEOs include Jeff Spalding; the Glenbow archives are one of Canada's largest non-governmental repositories and a major research centre for historians, students and the media. They comprise an large collection of archival records of individuals, families and businesses from Western Canada and includes 3,500 metres of textual records, over a million photographs, 350 hours of film footage, 1,500 sound recordings.

The archives range from the 1870s to the 1990s, documenting the social and economic history of Western Canada Calgary and southern Alberta. Areas of specialty include First Nations, Métis genealogy, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and agriculture, the petroleum industry, labour and business. Unique collections in the archives include catalogs, records of land sales by the Canadian Pacific Railway, school yearbooks, extensive genealogical resources, an excellent collection of resources for the study of Métis genealogy; the Glenbow's art collection comprises 33,000 works dating from the 19th century to the present historical and contemporary work from or pertaining to the northwest of North America. The collection contains a selection of landscape painting, a Canadian prints collection including works from Walter J. Phillips and modernist printmaker Sybil Andrews, First Nations and Inuit Art, American illustration, wildlife Art. Works from other parts of the world provide a broader international frame of reference.

Selected works The Glenbow's library contains 100,000 books, newspapers and pamphlets with relevance to Western Canada, from the time buffalo roamed the plains, to the coming of the railroad and settlement of the West, to political and social events in Alberta today. The collection includes rare illustrated equestrian literature from the 15th century, school books from one-room school houses, numerous volumes and other material related to the museum's collections of military history, ethnology and art; the museum's collection includes artifacts from Western Canada, various other cultures around the world. In addition, the museum houses a collection of minerals; the museum's Community History collection includes a number of artifacts, exploring the lives of southern Albertans from 1880 to 1970. The collection includes important holdings of Albertan pottery, Western Canadian folk studies, northern explorations, pressed glass, textiles; the museum sorts its Community History collection in the following manner and Ceremonial Life, Daily Life, Ethnic Cultures and Play, Work and Industry.

The collection contains over 100,000 objects originating from many corners of the world, providing insight into the life in Western Canada from the late 19th century to the present day. Included in the Community History collection are artifacts from the Doukhobor and Hutterite communities of Western Canada, the Calgary Stampede; the museum holds several items from the search parties for Franklin's lost expedition. Several items from this collection are featured in the Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta exhibition; the permanent exhibit tells the history of Alberta through the stories of 48 individuals, or "mavericks". The Military and Mounted Police collection includes an extensive collection of artifacts relating to Canadian military history, with an emphasis on southern Alberta. In addition, the museum's collection includes a number of European and Japanese armour and firearms and other weapons from around the world; the Military and Mounted Police collection has been sorted into the following categories and Armour, Canada at War, Famous People and Battles and Mounted Police.

The Arms and Armour portion of the collection features a number of European and Japanese arms and armour. In particular, the museum's collection of Japanese armour and arms is the largest collection of its kind in Canada; the collection sorted under Canada at War focuses on the role of Canada, Alberta, during the North-West Rebellion, World War I, World War II, the Korean War. The Mounted Police section includes a number of artifacts relating to the development of the North-West Mounted Police, its successor, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; the Glenbow's military collection is the most diverse in Western Canada, with 26,000 items. This includes 2,100 firearms, ranging from the 16th century to present day, in the Firearms section of the Military and Mounted Police collection. Most of the artifacts from the museum's Famous People and Battles section were artifacts acquired from the Royal United Services Institute. In June 2008, the Glenbow Museum and the University of Alberta acquired a number of artifacts from Sam Steele, an officer of the

Westpac Place

Westpac Place is a commercial skyscraper located in the north-western corridor of the Sydney central business district, Australia. The building is the bank's Australian headquarters; the building was built for the Westpac Office Trust, being included in the sale of the trust to Mirvac in 2010. In July 2014, Mirvac sold a 50% share in the building to Blackstone Real Estate Asia. Westpac Place was opened by Prime Minister John Howard on 4 August 2006, marking the completion of the project developed by Leighton Properties; the architectural roof feature on top of Westpac Place has become a major part of the Sydney city skyline. This feature incorporates a weather beacon barometer, is a key component of the overall composition of the project; the barometer is a particular response to'place', alludes to the maritime history of the precinct. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the site was at the harbour's edge, being the heart of Sydney's maritime trade, was the principal trade route into the city centre.

The architectural roof feature comprises: Two metal clad base elements with the larger of the two capped by an internally illuminated white glass tower. The glass tower is nine metres across. Eight red LED illuminated bars, the lowest representing 990 hPa, rising in 5 hPa increments to the top bar representing 1025 hPa; this provides real time information on barometric pressure changes. Low pressure indicates inclement weather and high pressure with good or clear weather; as the pressure rises or falls, the LED bars will appear to ripple in an upward or downward direction respectively. The illumination level of the LED bars and tower is controlled by a roof mounted photosensor; the LEDs will be brightest in the middle of the day, will start to smoothly dim before dusk, after darkness will reach a low illumination level