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963

Year 963 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar. March 15 – Emperor Romanos II dies at age 25 of poison administered by his wife, Empress Theophano, he is succeeded by his infant son Basil II. Theophano becomes regent and de facto ruler, she names her other son Constantine VIII as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire. July 2 – Nikephoros II Phokas is proclaimed emperor by his troops in Caesarea, he sends a fleet to secure the Bosphorus Strait against his enemies. Chief minister Joseph Bringas closes the gates of Constantinople. General Marianos Argyros is killed in a riot. August 16 – Nikephoros II makes a triumphal entry in Constantinople and is hailed as'the conqueror', he is crowned emperor in Hagia Sophia. In September, he marries Theophano. September 20 – Nikephoros II marries the former Byazantine consort Theophano, the widow of Emperor Romanos II. Gero I, margrave of Merseburg, campaigns against the Slavs, he forces Prince Mieszko I of the Polans in Poland to pay tribute to Emperor Otto I.

He expands the Marca Geronis, to the mouth of the Oder River. Sviatoslav I, Grand Prince of Kiev, begins a 2-year campaign in which he will defeat Khazar forces along the Don River – vanquish the Ossetes and the Circassians in the northern Caucasus, he successfully attacks the Bulgars on the Volga River. November - Otto arrives at Rome, Pope John XII and Adalbert II flee to Campania, taking with them most of the Papal treasury. Otto is warmly received by the Roman citizens as'liberator'. December – King Berengar II surrenders at the fortress of Montefeltro to German forces, he and his wife Willa are dispatched to Bamberg. Luxembourg has her beginnings at Luxembourg Castle founded by count of the Ardennes; the Chinese government of the Song Dynasty attempts to ban the practice of cremation. The Nanping State, one of the Ten Kingdoms in south-central China, is forced to surrender, when invaded by armies of the Song Dynasty. November 6 -- Synod of Rome: Otto. John XII is deposed on charges that he has conducted himself dishonorably and instigated an armed rebellion against Otto.

December 6 – Pope Leo VIII is appointed to the office of Protonotary and begins his papacy as antipope of Rome – a reign with the concurrently deposed John XII. The Monastery of Great Lavra at Mount Athos is founded by the Byzantine monk Athanasius the Athonite. March 13 – Anna Porphyrogenita, Grand Princess of Kiev Edith of Wilton, English princess and abbess Li Jiqian, Chinese governor and rebel leader Nuh II, emir of the Samanid Dynasty Samsam al-Dawla, Buyid emir Snorri Goði, Icelandic Viking chieftain March 15 – Romanos II, Byzantine emperor March 31 – Abu Ja'far Ahmad ibn Muhammad, Saffarid emir April 3 – William III, duke of Aquitaine April 10 – Oda of Metz, German noblewoman April 16 – William I, German nobleman April 18 – Stephen Lekapenos, Byzantine co-emperor August 16 – Marianos Argyros, Byzantine general Abu Muhammad al-Hasan, Buyid vizier Alp-Tegin, Samanid commander-in-chief Donnchad mac Cellacháin, king of Munster Fothad I, bishop of St. Andrews Goltregoda, Frankish countess and regent Ingeborg Tryggvasdotter, Viking noblewoman John II, duke of Gaeta Michael Maleinos, Byzantine monk Ordoño IV, king of León Rudolfe II, Frankish nobleman Tryggve Olafsson, Norse Viking king Wang, empress of the Song Dynasty

Moestika dari Djemar

Moestika dari Djemar is a 1941 film from the Dutch East Indies. Multiple modern sources use the incorrect spelling Moestika dari Djenar, but contemporary sources uses an "m". Moestika dari Djemar was produced by Jo Kim Tjan for Populair's Film; the black-and-white film starred Dhalia, Rd Mochtar, Rd Kosasie, Eddy T Effendi, 9-year-old Djoeriah. The studio had been established the preceding year and released a single film, Garoeda Mas, the year before; the film was produced shortly following Ratna Moetoe Manikam, released with The Teng Chun's Java Industrial Film, took similar source material: as with Moestika dari Djemar, it was drawn from the One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, though the films were taken from different stories. Other contemporary works adapted from Nights were Koeda Sembrani. Moestika dari Djemar was shown as early as 8 January 1942. By February it had reached Surabaya, in eastern Java, it was targeted at audiences of all ages and advertised "brilliant costumes – mysticism – adventure and romance".

The film is lost. The American visual anthropologist Karl G. Heider writes that all Indonesian films from before 1950 are lost. However, JB Kristanto's Katalog Film Indonesia records several as having survived at Sinematek Indonesia's archives, Biran writes that several Japanese propaganda films have survived at the Netherlands Government Information Service. Moestika dari Djenar on IMDb

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round

This page provides the summaries of the AFC Second Round matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification. Among the 19 winners of the first round, the 11 highest ranked teams received a bye and advanced to the third round of the Asian qualifiers; the eight remaining first round winners played in this round. Those ranked 16–19 were randomly drawn against teams ranked from 12–15, the draw took place on 6 August 2007 in the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Turkmenistan advanced to the Third Round. Syria advanced to the Third Round. Singapore advanced to the Third Round. Thailand advanced to the Third Round. There were 22 goals scored for an average of 2.75 goals per game. Players in bold advanced to the next round in qualifying. 4 goals 2 goals 1 goal

Ada of Holland

Ada of Holland was the daughter of Floris III, Count of Holland and his wife Ada of Huntingdon. She was Count of Holland and William I, Count of Holland. In 1176 she married Otto I of Brandenburg, becoming Margravine of Brandenburg until his death in 1184; this was Otto's second marriage. He had been married to Judith of Poland. Otto had two sons from his marriage to Judith, Otto in 1149, Henry in 1150. Ada and Otto had a son named Albert II who would in time succeeded his half-brother Otto II as Margrave of Brandenburg in 1205

Velaikkaran (2017 film)

Velaikkaran is a 2017 Indian Tamil-language social drama film written and directed by Mohan Raja. The film stars Sivakarthikeyan and Fahadh Faasil; the film's music is composed with cinematography by Ramji. Produced by R. D. Raja, the film is based on a sales executive named Arivu who fights against food adulteration committed by high-class companies; the film was released on 22 December 2017. Arivazhagan aka Arivu hails from Kolaikkara Kuppam a.k.a. Cooliekkara Kuppam, a slum area in Chennai, he is one such responsible youth who focuses on working for the betterment of his fellow beings, he works hard for the same. Arivu starts a local radio channel with the help of the area gangster, Kasi. In reality, Arivu tries to free the people of the area from the atrocities of Kasi, deliberately preventing them from becoming independent, so that he may continue to dominate the area. Arivu succeeds in turning the people of the area against Kasi. Arivu joins a leading FMCG company called Saffron and joins its sales department under Stella Bruce.

He gets him a job in Saffron. He meets Aadhi, Saffron's brand manager, who teaches him how to progress by doing smart work, Arivu considers him as his inspiration. On the night of April 1, Kasi and his gang attack and stab Bhagya in Saffron's warehouse, whereupon he dies in Arivu's hands. Arivu, filled with rage, tries to attack Kasi, but Kasi's rival Doss attacks and stabs Kasi in retaliation for their previous encounter. Arivu admonishes Kasi for being a paid henchman. Kasi reveals to Arivu that he killed Bhagya on a contract given by Jayaram, the President of Saffron; the motive was that Bhagya tried to help Kasthuri, who filed a case claiming Saffron's products to be adulterated, due to which she lost her son. Arivu is addressed by Kasi as being a worse hitman than he himself is. Arivu saves Kasi, who tells Arivu that all products manufactured by Saffron are adulterated. Arivu takes up a mission to fight such malpractices not only in Saffron, but in all the other five major food companies, including the one owned by Madhav Kurup.

Arivu shares all of his plans with Aadhi. Meanwhile, is revealed that Aadhi is Adhiban Madhav, Madhav's son, he joined Saffron to merge the company with his father's company. Arivu manages to convince his company's staff to manufacture products as per government regulations for two days. At the same time, he convinces the staff of the other companies to wear a kerchief on their dresses for the next two days, thus tricking the owners into believing that their workers have turned against them. However, Aadhi manages to foil Arivu's plan and coerces the other owners to write over the major shares of their company to Madhav, thus making him the deciding authority of all their companies. Aadhi manages to turn the employees against Arivu by tricking them into believing that Arivu worked as a spy for Madhav. Stella Bruce slaps and humiliates Arivu, while Aadhi pretends to defend Arivu, claiming that he is innocent and that it is the new president who conspired all these. After this, Arivu reveals to Aadhi that Stella Bruce was his ally, he now knows that Aadhi is the true traitor.

Aadhi burns down the godown containing the unadulterated products and reveals to Arivu that he is Madhav's son and will be the next CEO of the company. He convinces the staff through his clever tactics and makes them propose his name as the new CEO revealing to Arivu that he will make them manufacture adulterated products without their knowledge, now that he commands their loyalty and trust. Arivu goes to the Radio Mirchi radio station on the night before May 1, he reveals that after the fire, one of the injured department heads of Saffron, Karpaga Vinayagam, called him into the ambulance and told him that he followed the regulations on the third day too. Arivu learned from the other Saffron team workers - Kennedy, Vinoth and Sivaranjani - that after manufacturing quality products for two days, they could not bring themselves to manufacture adulterated products on the next day, they confirm they all followed government regulations, thus manufacturing quality products on the next day. Aadhi, now the CEO, hears the workers say that they will rebel against him and depose him if he tries to revert to manufacturing adulterated products.

Arivu adds that the loyalty of all the employees in every field should not be wasted by showing it towards unethical employers. Aadhi vents his frustration about the failure of his plan. All the people in the city show their support to Arivu, who celebrates his success with his love interest Mrinalini, family, the people of his slum, the people of the city as the film ends. In December 2015, an official press announcement from producer R. D. Raja revealed that director Mohan Raja and Sivakarthikeyan would collaborate for his second production venture. A launch event for the film was held on 11 March 2016, with the team announcing their intentions of starting the shoot in late 2016. Nayanthara signed the film in April 2016, in collaboration with Sivakarthikeyan, while Malayalam actor Fahadh Faasil was brought in to appear in a pivotal role in the film, marking his debut in Tamil cinema. Prior to the start of shoot, several actors were finalised for supporting roles including Sneha, Prakash Raj and Thambi Ramaiah.

RJ Balaji, Sathish joined the cast. Anirudh Ravichander, Vivek Harshan a

Acholla

Acholla latinised as Achilla or Achulla, was a Roman-Berber city on the sea-coast in the ancient province of Africa Propria in modern Tunisia. It was located little above the northern extremity of the Lesser Syrtis, about 20 Greek miles south of Thapsus, it was a colony from the island of the people of which were colonists from Carthage. Under the Romans, it was a free city. In the African War, 46 BCE, it submitted to Julius Caesar, its location is identified as at Ras Botria. Among its ruins, of a late style, but extensive, there has been found an interesting bilingual inscription, in Phoenician and Latin, in which the name is spelt Achulla; the name appears as Anolla in the Tabula Peutingeriana. The city was the seat of an ancient Christian diocese, which survives today as a titular bishopric of the Roman Catholic Church; the current bishop is Eusebio L. Elizondo Almaguer of America; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed.. "Achilla". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography.

London: John Murray