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Amalfi

Amalfi is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, in the region of Campania, Italy, on the Gulf of Salerno. It lies at the mouth of a deep ravine, at the foot of Monte Cerreto, surrounded by dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery; the town of Amalfi was the capital of the maritime republic known as the Duchy of Amalfi, an important trading power in the Mediterranean between 839 and around 1200. In the 1920s and 1930s, Amalfi was a popular holiday destination for the British upper class and aristocracy. Amalfi is the main town of the coast on which it is located, named Costiera Amalfitana, is today an important tourist destination together with other towns on the same coast, such as Positano and others. Amalfi is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A patron saint of Amalfi is Saint Andrew, the Apostle, whose relics are kept here at Amalfi Cathedral. See Duchy of Amalfi Amalfi held importance as a maritime power, trading grain from its neighbours, salt from Sardinia and slaves from the interior, timber, in exchange for the gold dinars minted in Egypt and Syria, in order to buy the Byzantine silks that it resold in the West.

Grain-bearing Amalfi traders enjoyed privileged positions in the Islamic ports, Fernand Braudel notes. The Amalfi tables provided a maritime code, used by the Christian port cities. Merchants of Amalfi were using gold coins to purchase land in the 9th century, while most of Italy worked in a barter economy. In the 8th and 9th century, when Mediterranean trade revived it shared with Gaeta the Italian trade with the East, while Venice was in its infancy, in 848 its fleet went to the assistance of Pope Leo IV against the Saracens. An independent republic from the 7th century until 1075, Amalfi extracted itself from Byzantine vassalage in 839 and first elected a duke in 958. In spite of some devastating setbacks it had a population of some 70,000 to 80,000 reaching a peak about the turn of the millennium, during the reign of Duke Manso. Under his line of dukes, Amalfi remained independent, except for a brief period of Salernitan dependency under Guaimar IV. In 1073 the republic was granted many rights.

A prey to the Normans who encamped in the south of Italy, it became one of their principal posts. However, in 1131, it was reduced by King Roger II of Sicily, refused the keys to its citadel; the Holy Roman Emperor Lothair, fighting in favour of Pope Innocent II against Roger, who sided with the Antipope Anacletus, took him prisoner in 1133, assisted by forty-six Pisan ships. The Pisans, commercial rivals of the Amalfitani, sacked the city. In 1135 and 1137, it was taken by the Pisans and declined in importance, though its maritime code, known as the Tavole amalfitane, was recognized in the Mediterranean until 1570. A tsunami in 1343 destroyed the port and lower town, Amalfi never recovered to anything more than local importance. In medieval culture Amalfi was famous for its flourishing schools of mathematics. Flavio Gioia, traditionally considered the first to introduce the mariner's compass to Europe, is said to have been a native of Amalfi. Amalfi has a long history of catering for visitors, with two former monasteries being converted to hotels at a early date, the Luna Convento in the second decade of the 19th century and the Cappuccini Convento in the 1880s.

Celebrated visitors to Amalfi included the composer Richard Wagner and the playwright Henrik Ibsen, both of whom completed works whilst staying in Amalfi. Author Gore Vidal was a long time resident. Amalfi occupied a high position in medieval architecture. At the top of a staircase, Saint Andrew's Cathedral overlooks the heart of Amalfi; the cathedral dates back to the 11th century. The façade of the cathedral is Byzantine in style and is adorned with various paintings of saints, including a large fresco of Saint Andrew; the gold caisson ceiling has four large paintings by Andrea dell'Asta. They depict the flagellation of Saint Andrew, the miracle of Manna, the crucifixion of Saint Andrew and the Saint on the cross. From the left hand nave there is a flight of stairs; these stairs were built in 1203 for Cardinal Pietro Capuano, who, on 18 May 1208, brought Saint Andrew's remains to the cathedral from Constantinople. The bronze statue of Saint Andrew in the cathedral was sculpted by Michelangelo Naccherino, a pupil of Michelangelo.

In 1206, Saint Andrew's relics were brought to Amalfi from Constantinople by the Pietro Capuano following the Sack of Constantinople after the completion of the town's cathedral. The cathedral contains a tomb in its crypt that it maintains still holds a portion of the relics of the apostle. A golden reliquary which housed his skull and another one used for processions through Amalfi on holy days can be seen; the Chiostro del Paradiso ("Cloister of Paradi

Come See About Me (Neil Sedaka album)

Come See About Me is a 1984 album by American pop singer Neil Sedaka. It was released in the US in Europe on the MCA label; the album consists entirely of cover versions of other artists' hits from former times. Neil's daughter Dara appears in two of the songs, Mary Wilson of The Supremes and Gary U. S. Bonds join Sedaka in duet on other tracks, it was arranged by Dan Hartman. "Come See About Me" with Mary Wilson – 4:33 "Your Precious Love" with Dara Sedaka – 3:38 "Rhythm of the Rain" – 3:58 "Tears on My Pillow" – 3:03 "It's All In The Game" – 2:37 "New Orleans" with Gary U. S. Bonds – 3:06 "Searchin'" – 4:24 "Earth Angel" – 3:49 "Cathy's Clown" with Dara Sedaka – 3:40 "Stagger Lee" – 4:07 Curb Records released two singles from this album: "Your Precious Love" with "Searchin'" as its B-side "New Orleans", with "Rhythm of the Rain" as the B-side. In a rare instance, the B-side charted. In 2012, a bootleg album was released on CD in selected European Union countries, from vinyl

List of awards and nominations received by Silverchair

This is a list of awards and nominations received by Silverchair. The Australian rock band formed in 1994 in Newcastle, New South Wales, consisting of Daniel Johns, Chris Joannou and Ben Gillies. One of the most popular Australian bands, as of December 2013 Silverchair held the record for the most ARIA Music Awards won, with 21; the band has won multiple awards in the Australian music industry including the APRA and Jack Awards. Silverchair has won a number of categories from notable music magazines; the band has scored 15 songs in the Triple J Hottest 100. The ARIA Music Awards have been held annually in Australia since their inception in 1987. Silverchair holds the record for the most nominations by a group, with 49, the most wins by any artist, with 21, their breakthrough year was in 1995, winning five out of nine nominated awards, including Best New Talent, Breakthrough Artist for both album and single categories. All five of their studio albums were nominated for Album of the Year, but they failed to win until nominated for their fifth album in 2007.

The band won Single of the Year and Highest Selling Single twice in 1995 and 2007, won Best Group and Best Rock Album twice in 2002 and 2007. They have won the award for Best Cover Art twice in 1997 and 2002, Engineer of the Year thrice in 1998, 1999 and 2002. Silverchair's most successful year was in 2007; the APRA Awards are held annually since 1982, presented by the Australasian Performing Right Association. Silverchair has won six awards from ten nominations. After the 2008 APRA Awards, Daniel Johns became the first artist to win the Songwriter of the Year award three times; the Jack Awards are sponsored by Tennessee whiskey company Jack Daniel's, are held annually since 2004. Silverchair was nominated for the first time in 2007, won two awards from four nominations. Silverchair was awarded twice for MTV International Viewers' Choice Award, presented by MTV. MTV Australia inaugurated the MTV Australia Video Music Awards, commencing in 2005. Silverchair was nominated for the first time in 2007 for two awards and won the newly introduced Video Vanguard Award.

The annual music poll Triple J Hottest 100 was inaugurated in 1989 and is based on the public votes of Australian youth radio station Triple J listeners. Silverchair has scored 14 songs in the Hot 100. Five songs by Silverchair entered the Top 100 in 2002, which at the time was the most number of entries in a single Hot 100 chart for an Australian artist. In 1998, a poll was held known as the "Hottest 100 of all time", where the song choices were not limited to a particular year. "Tomorrow" was placed 59th on the list and "Abuse Me" was placed 83rd. Silverchair placed as the winner or runner-up for several categories in the April 2000 edition of the Australian Rolling Stone magazine, as polled by the readers of the magazine. In 2000, they placed in several categories in Drum Media and Chart magazines for their work in 1999. Silverchair won in the 1996 World Music Awards for World's Highest Selling Australian Group. After performing "Ana's Song", Silverchair was awarded for Best Video for the song at Viva's Comet Awards, Germany in 1999.

The group won. In 2002, the album Diorama was voted as Album of the Year by the listeners of the Australian youth radio station Triple J. In 2005, Triple J inaugurated the J Award, a single award given to the Australian Album of the Year. Silverchair were nominated were nominated in 2007 for Young Modern but lost out to The Panics - Cruel GuardsIn addition, Channel V's Oz Artist of the Year is voted by the Australian public, is awarded to the artist on the same day as the annual ARIA Award presentation events. Since its inauguration in 1997, Silverchair has won the Artist of the Year award for six consecutive years, from 1997 to 2002. Silverchair was nominated for the award in 2007, but lost to Evermore. Notes Citations

Ibrahim Maaroufi

Ibrahim Maaroufi is a Moroccan football midfielder who plays for Toulouse Rodéo. He has represented both Belgium U-21's at international level. In October 2007 Maaroufi declared himself for Morocco rather than Belgium. Maaroufi started his career with Belgian team Anderlecht before moving to Dutch side PSV Eindhoven, he was called up to the first team many times by Roberto Mancini, but made his first team and Serie A debut against Livorno, 25 October 2006, as a substitute for Dejan Stanković in the 82nd minute, becoming the second youngest player in the history of Inter, older than Goran Slavkovski but younger than Giuseppe Bergomi. He played his first Italian Cup match as a starter for F. C. Internazionale Milano on 9 November 2006, against F. C. Messina Peloro, he played the return leg. In total Maaroufi made 6 appearances for Internazionale with 1 coming in Serie A and 5 appearances coming in the Coppa Italia. At the start of 2008–09 season he was loaned to FC Twente to gain more experience when he was signed by Fred Rutten who had coached Maaroufi at PSV.

Rutten was replaced by Steve McLaren soon after. In February 2009, the last day of transfer window, he was sold to Vicenza in joint-ownership bid, he picked up a knee injury. However, he was released by Vicenza in mutual consent on 24 August 2009. On 31 August 2009, Maaroufi agreed a three-year contract with Swiss Super League outfit AC Bellinzona. In February 2010 Maaroufi agreed to return to the Netherlands, joining Eerste Divisie club MVV Maastricht on a free transfer, only to leave it at the end of the season. On 1 June 2010, Maaroufi signed a two-year contract with Moroccan champions Wydad Casablanca, he was however released in December, after appearing in just two league games. In January 2011, Belgian Pro League club Eupen announced the signing of Maaroufi on a free transfer. In July 2011 he was released after making just one first team appearance. Maaroufi joined Belgian side AS Eupen, playing in the Belgium top flight, however his only appearance came as a second-half substitute in the 1–0 home defeat to Standard Liege in February.

He was an unused substitute on four occasions before being released by Eupen at the end of the season. In August 2011, he joined Leeds United on trial, he played for Leeds reserves against Farsley Celtic on 6 August. On 27 October 2014, Maaroufi was signed by Italian Lega Pro club Paganese on a free transfer. Maaroufi played for both Morocco in youth level, he trained with the Morocco Olympics team in December 2006, but made his U-21 team debut for Belgium against Sint-Truiden in February 2007. He was called up for the match against Serbia in March 2007, he played his last Belgian U-21 cap against Austria U-21, on 7 September 2007. Mararoufi said he would accept a call up to Morocco Under 23's only if he was made captain, he accepted call-up from Morocco Olympics team again, for 2008 CAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament in October 2007, verse Cameroon. In October 2007 Maaroufi declared himself for Morocco rather than Belgium. Profile at Internazionale Profile at Swiss Football League Ibrahim Maaroufi at FootballDatabase.eu Ibrahim Maaroufi at Soccerway

Anthonyville, Arkansas

Anthonyville is a town in Crittenden County, United States. The population was 161 at the 2010 census, down from 250 in 2000. Anthonyville is located in southern Crittenden County at 35°2′22″N 90°20′27″W. Arkansas Highway 147 forms the eastern boundary of the town and leads north 9 miles to Interstate 40, 15 miles west of Memphis, Tennessee. Highway 147 continues south 7 miles to the Horseshoe Lake area. According to the United States Census Bureau, Anthonyville has a total area of 0.12 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 250 people, 82 households, 52 families residing in the town; the population density was 877.5/km². There were 87 housing units at an average density of 305.4/km². The racial makeup of the town was 2.80% White, 96.40% Black or African American, 0.80% from other races. 0.80 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 82 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.1% were married couples living together, 23.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.4% were non-families.

32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 4.02. In the town, the population was spread out with 38.4% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 15.6% from 45 to 64, 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 115.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.1 males. The median income for a household in the town was $23,750, the median income for a family was $32,344. Males had a median income of $25,357 versus $18,636 for females; the per capita income for the town was $8,825. About 28.4% of families and 32.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 48.7% of those sixty five or over. Residents are zoned to schools in the West Memphis School District, which operates Academies of West Memphis. Crittenden County website

SBS6

SBS6 is a Dutch commercial TV channel and is a part of Talpa TV known as SBS Broadcasting B. V. and now owned by Talpa Network. Other channels of the group in the Netherlands are Net5, Veronica and SBS9. SBS stands for Scandinavian Broadcasting System; when the SBS Broadcasting Group started expanding outside of Scandinavia in 1995, one of the first countries where they set up a channel was the Netherlands with SBS6. SBS6 was the third Dutch commercial TV station after RTL 4 and RTL 5. SBS6 launched on 28 August 1995; when SBS6 was launched, they were in a tough competition with the channel Veronica, which started as a commercial station at the same time. Both SBS6 and Veronica wanted to be on channel 6 of the viewer's television; the SBS Broadcasting Group expanded their Dutch channel list with Net5 on 1 March 1999. In 2003 Veronica was added to the list of channels; the German ProSiebenSat.1 Media took over the parent company, SBS Broadcasting Group, on 27 June 2007. In 2011, all of SBS's activities in the Netherlands, including the three TV stations, the two TV guides, production and text activities were sold to a joint venture between Sanoma Media Netherlands and Talpa Holding.

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