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Çandarlı Kara Halil Hayreddin Pasha

Çandarlı Kara Halil Hayreddin Pasha was the first Grand Vizier of Murad I's reign. He was technically the first in Ottoman history who held the title "Grand Vizier", the first who had a military background, the first member of the illustrious Çandarlı family to hold high office, his family was to mark the rise of the Ottoman Empire between 1360 and 1450. He rose to the rank of grand vizier from the position of the chief military judge in September 1364 and held this top seat after the sultan until his death on January 22, 1387; as such, he became the grand vizier who had the longest term of administration, a record he would hold until the abolition of the position 535 years after his death in 1922. He was notable for being the initiator of the "devşirme" system of recruitment in the Ottoman Empire. Çandarlı Kara Halil Pasha is not to be confused with his grandson, Çandarlı Halil Pasha the Younger, grand vizier under the reign of Murad II and during the first years of that of Mehmed II. Çandarlı Kara Halil Pasha gave the idea for the formation of elite corps of slaves made up of Christian captives.

They were recruited through the Devshirme known as the blood tax or tribute in blood. In this way, the Janissaries elite infantry units were formed, he was succeeded as grand vizier by his son Çandarlı Ali Pasha. His other son, Çandarlı Ibrahim Pasha the Elder, would later serve as grand vizier. Çandarlı family List of Ottoman Grand Viziers

Warsaw Barbican

The Warsaw Barbican is a barbican in Warsaw and one of few remaining relics of the complex network of historic fortifications that once encircled Warsaw. Located between the Old and New Towns, it is a major tourist attraction; the barbican was erected in 1540 in place of an older gate to protect Nowomiejska Street. It was designed by Jan Baptist the Venetian, an Italian Renaissance architect who lived and worked in the Mazowsze region of 16th century Poland and was instrumental in the redesign of the 14th-century city walls, which by that time had fallen into disrepair; the barbican had the form of a three-level semicircular bastion manned by fusiliers. It was 14 meters wide and 15 meters high from the bottom of the moat, which surrounded the city walls, extended 30 meters from the external walls. After its inception, the 4-tower barbican became an anachronism serving no practical purpose; this was a result of the rapid advancement in artillery power. It was used in the defense of the city only once, during the Swedish invasion of Poland, on 30 June 1656, when it had to be recaptured by the Polish army of Polish king John II Casimir from the Swedes.

In the 18th century, the barbican was dismantled as its defensive value was negligible, the city benefited more from a larger gate which facilitated movement of people and goods in and out of the city. In the 19th century, its remains were incorporated into newly built apartment buildings. During the interwar period, in 1937–1938, Jan Zachwatowicz reconstructed part of the walls and the western part of the bridge, demolishing one of the newer buildings in the reconstruction process. However, a lack of funds delayed the barbican's planned complete reconstruction, the 1939 invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany put the plans on hold. During World War II the Siege of Warsaw and the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, the barbican was destroyed, as were most of the Old Town's buildings, it was rebuilt after the war, during 1952–1954, on the basis of 17th-century etchings, as the new government decided it would be cheaper to rebuild the barbican and the nearby city walls as a tourist attraction than to rebuild the tenements.

In its reconstruction, bricks were used from historic buildings demolished in the cities of Nysa and Wrocław. It is a popular tourist attraction. Kraków Barbican: the largest barbican in Poland. Barbican of Warsaw at www.virtualtourist.com The Warsaw Barbican History of Barbacan and archival photos

Annika Hernroth-Rothstein

Annika Hernroth-Rothstein is a Swedish pundit. In 2020, she published Exile - portraits of the Jewish Diaspora. Hernroth-Rothstein attended Uppsala University and Linnaeus University where she attained a B. A. degree in Media and Communication as well as in Middle Eastern Studies. Between 2013 and 2015, she worked as a political advisor for the Swedish liberal party, Folkpartiet, as part of the conservative political coalition “Alliansen”, she writes on the issues of antisemitism both in Sweden and abroad. In September 2012, Hernroth-Rothstein organized a pro Israel rally of 1500 people in the center of Stockholm. In 2013 she drew attention to alleged antisemitism in Sweden and to protest a series of measures in Sweden banning kosher slaughter, ritual circumcision, even the importation of kosher meat. In August 2013, Hernroth-Rothstein applied for political asylum in her own country of Sweden on the basis of religious persecution, her 2017 interview with Tucker Carlson was quoted by Donald Trump.

In 2016, she visited Iran during parliamentary elections. She reported on the condition of Iranian Jews, she reported that Iranian authorities were aware of her Israeli ties and her political Zionist activities on the visa application but still granted her a visa. During interview with Israel Hayom, she reported that she was invited to the office of Supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei, during the elections, she further reported that she was greeted by the President Hassan Rouhani several times. She reported her trip in an article entitled "Totalitarian terror in Iran" in The Tower Magazine. In early 2019, she went to Venezuela, reported that she was threatened and beaten by paramilitary groups loyal to President Nicolás Maduro known as colectivos on 23 February 2019, she interviewed self-declared interim president Juan Guaido. Rothstein returned to Venezuela on 18 April 2019, but she was detained at the airport by the Venezuelan National Guard and was subsequently deported. Hernroth-Rothstein is a contributor for publications such as Mosaic Magazine, Wall St Journal, Jerusalem Post, Jewish Review of Books, Washington Examiner, Foreign Policy, Fox News, Israel Hayom, The Daily Beast, Jewish Chronicle and National Review.

In 2020, Hernroth-Rothstein published Exile: Portraits of the Jewish Diaspora. Larry Cohler-Esses Orly Azoulay

So Fresh: The Hits of Summer 2007

So Fresh: The Hits of Summer 2007 Plus the Best of 2006 is a compilation of the latest songs that were popular in Australia. This particular version includes "the best of 2006", featuring the best music of all 2006 compilations, it was released on November 25, 2006. It was the number one compilation album in the 2006 End of Year ARIA Charts; the album was certified quintuple platinum in 2007. Justin Timberlake featuring Timbaland – "SexyBack" Scissor Sisters – "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" Nelly Furtado – "Maneater" Pink – "U + Ur Hand" Sandi Thom – "What If I'm Right" The Pussycat Dolls – "I Don't Need a Man" Rihanna – "We Ride" Stephanie McIntosh – "Tightrope" Christina Aguilera – "Hurt" TV Rock – "Bimbo Nation" James Morrison – "You Give Me Something" Guy Sebastian – "Taller, Better" Ne-Yo – "When You're Mad" Beyoncé – "Irreplaceable" Nick Lachey – "I Can't Hate You Anymore" Young Divas – "Happenin' All Over Again" Human Nature – "Dancing in the Street" The Black Eyed Peas – "Pump It" Sugababes – "Red Dress" Girlband – "Party Girl" Fergie – "London Bridge" Shakira featuring Carlos Santana – "Illegal" The Killers – "When You Were Young" Wolfmother – "Joker & the Thief" Rogue Traders – "In Love Again" Nickelback – "If Everyone Cared" The Fray – "How to Save a Life" Augie March – "One Crowded Hour" Anthony Callea – "Live for Love" Westlife – "You Raise Me Up" Ashlee Simpson – "L.

O. V. E." Lindsay Lohan – "Confessions of a Broken Heart" Snow Patrol – "Chasing Cars" Delta Goodrem – "Together We Are One" Erica Baxter – "I Spy" Chris Lake featuring Laura V – "Changes" Melissa Tkautz – "Easily Affected" Sérgio Mendes featuring The Black Eyed Peas – "Mas que Nada" Chicane featuring Tom Jones – "Stoned in Love" Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bone – "Ridin'" So Fresh 2006 in music 2007 in music Latest Albums from So Fresh

NCAA Basketball (video game)

NCAA Basketball, known in Europe as World League Basketball, is a basketball video game, developed by Sculptured Software for the Super NES. It was the first basketball game for a console to utilize a 3D perspective; the game uses the Super Nintendo's Mode 7 to create a 3D players' perspective that became the standard for basketball video games. Sculptured's NHL Stanley Cup featured a similar effect. According to short-lived Flux magazine, which originated in the United States, this video game was declared to be the 75th best video game of all time. In the game, the player chooses a basketball team and plays against either a computer or human player on a court; the goal is to score the most baskets within the given time through passing. Players have the ability to save the game as well as change options and difficulty settings; the game allows the player to play either a full season. The North American version of the game contains college teams from five major NCAA Division I-A conferences but with fictional players, while the European game features fictional professional teams located throughout the world, the Japanese release has its own fictionalized likenesses of NBA teams.

Entertainment Weekly wrote that "While most video basketball games play like most other video basketball games, this Nintendo effort sets itself apart with a unique,rotating 3-D perspective." Info on HAL Laboratory's website NCAA Basketball at MobyGames