Bari is the capital city of the Metropolitan City of Bari and of the Apulia region, on the Adriatic Sea, in southern Italy. It is the second most important economic centre of mainland Southern Italy after Naples, a port and university city, as well as the city of Saint Nicholas; the city itself has a population of 320,257 inhabitants, over 116 square kilometres, while the urban area has 750,000 inhabitants. The metropolitan area has 1.3 million inhabitants. Bari is made up of four different urban sections. To the north is the built old town on the peninsula between two modern harbours, with the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the Cathedral of San Sabino and the Hohenstaufen Castle built for Frederick II, now a major nightlife district. To the south is the Murat quarter, the modern heart of the city, laid out on a rectangular grid-plan with a promenade on the sea and the major shopping district. Modern residential zones surrounding the centre of Bari were built during the 1960s and 1970s replacing the old suburbs that had developed along roads splaying outwards from gates in the city walls.

In addition, the outer suburbs developed during the 1990s. The city has a redeveloped airport named after Pope John Paul II, Karol Wojtyła Airport, with connections to several European cities; the city was founded by the Peucetii. The city had strong Greek influences and once it passed under Roman rule in the 3rd century BC, it developed strategic significance as the point of junction between the coast road and the Via Traiana and as a port for eastward trade, its harbour, mentioned as early as 181 BC, was the principal one of the districts in ancient times, as it is at present, was the centre of a fishery. The first historical bishop of Bari was Gervasius, noted at the Council of Sardica in 347; the bishops were dependent on the Patriarch of Constantinople until the 10th century. After the devastations of the Gothic Wars, under Longobard rule a set of written regulations was established, the Consuetudines Barenses, which influenced similar written constitutions in other southern cities; until the arrival of the Normans, Bari continued to be governed by the Longobards and Byzantines, with only occasional interruption.

Throughout this period, indeed throughout the Middle Ages, Bari served as one of the major slave depots of the Mediterranean, providing a central location for the trade in Slavic slaves. The slaves were captured by Venice from Dalmatia, the Holy Roman Empire from what is now Prussia and Poland, the Byzantines from elsewhere in the Balkans, were destined for other parts of the Byzantine Empire and the Muslim states surrounding the Mediterranean: the Abbasid Caliphate, the Umayyad Caliphate of Córdoba, the Emirate of Sicily, the Fatimid Caliphate. For 20 years, Bari was the centre of the Emirate of Bari; the city was conquered and the Emirate extinguished in 871, due to the efforts of Emperor Louis II and a Byzantine fleet. Chris Wickham states Louis spent five years campaigning to reduce occupy Bari, "and only to a Byzantine/Slav naval blockade". In 885, Bari became the residence of governor; the failed revolt of the Lombard nobles Melus of Bari and his brother-in-law Dattus, against the Byzantine governorate, though it was repressed at the Battle of Cannae, offered their Norman adventurer allies a first foothold in the region.

In 1025, under the Archbishop Byzantius, Bari became attached to the see of Rome and was granted "provincial" status. In 1071, Bari was captured by Robert Guiscard, following a three-year siege. Maio of Bari, a Lombard merchant's son, was the third of the great admirals of Norman Sicily; the Basilica di San Nicola was founded in 1087 to receive the relics of this saint, which were surreptitiously brought from Myra in Lycia, in Byzantine territory. The saint began his development from Saint Nicholas of Myra into Saint Nicholas of Bari and began to attract pilgrims, whose encouragement and care became central to the economy of Bari. In 1095 Peter the Hermit preached the first crusade there. In October 1098, Urban II, who had consecrated the Basilica in 1089, convened the Council of Bari, one of a series of synods convoked with the intention of reconciling the Greeks and Latins on the question of the filioque clause in the Creed, which Anselm ably defended, seated at the pope's side; the Greeks were not brought over to the Latin way of thinking, the Great Schism was inevitable.

A civil war broke out in Bari in 1117 with the murder of Riso. Control of Bari was seized by Grimoald Alferanites, a native Lombard, he was elected lord in opposition to the Normans. By 1123, he had increased ties with Byzantium and Venice and taken the title gratia Dei et beati Nikolai barensis princeps. Grimoald increased the cult of St Nicholas in his city, he did homage to Roger II of Sicily, but rebelled and was defeated in 11

1971–72 Toronto Maple Leafs season

The 1971–72 Toronto Maple Leafs season was Toronto's 55th season of operation in the National Hockey League. It was the fortieth anniversary season of the opening of Maple Leaf Gardens; the Maple Leafs finished fourth, qualified for the playoffs, losing in the first round to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins. In June, team president Stafford Smythe and vice-president Harold Ballard were arrested for theft and fraud involving funds of Maple Leaf Gardens, they were charged jointly on the theft of $146,000 of funds and securities and Smythe was further charged for defrauding Maple Leaf Gardens of $249,000. On October 13, just after the start of the season, Smythe died of complications from a bleeding ulcer; the Leaf's home opener, scheduled for that night was postponed, only the second postponement in Maple Leaf Gardens history. ScoringGoaltending ScoringGoaltending The Maple Leafs have been involved in the following transactions during the 1971-72 season. Toronto's draft picks at the 1971 NHL Amateur Draft held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.

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Tip Top Tailors Building

The Tip Top Tailors Building, now known as the'Tip Top Lofts' is a former 1920s industrial building converted to condominium lofts in Toronto, Canada. It is located on 637 Lake Shore Boulevard West just west near the waterfront, it was the former headquarters of Tip Top Tailors Ltd. a Canadian menswear retailer. Designed by Bishop and Miller architects using Art Deco decoration, the building was completed in 1929 and housed the manufacturing, warehousing and office operations of Tip Top Tailors Ltd. a menswear clothing retailer founded in 1909 by Polish immigrant David Dunkelman. Tip Top Tailors became a part of clothing conglomerate Dylex Limited. In 1972, the building was designated as a heritage structure by the City of Toronto. In spring 2002, Dylex sold the property to Context Development, which converted it into condominium lofts; the conversion was designed by architectsAlliance of Toronto. The conversion included the addition of six stories on the roof; the neo n'Tip Top Tailors' rooftop sign was given a slant.

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