Murad IV

Murad IV was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1623 to 1640, known both for restoring the authority of the state and for the brutality of his methods. Murad IV was born in the son of Sultan Ahmed I and Kösem Sultan, he was brought to power by a palace conspiracy in 1623, he succeeded his uncle Mustafa I. He was only 11, his reign is most notable for the Ottoman–Safavid War, of which the outcome would permanently part the Caucasus between the two Imperial powers for around two centuries, while it roughly laid the foundation for the current Turkey–Iran–Iraq borders. Murad IV was born on 27 July 1612 to Ahmed I and his consort and wife Kösem Sultan. After his father’s death when he was six years he was confined in the Kafes with his brothers, Kasim and Ibrahim. Grand Vizier Kemankeş Ali Pasha and Şeyhülislam Yahya Efendi were deposed from their position, they did not stop their words the next day the sultan, the child of the age of 6, was taken to the Eyüp Sultan Mausoleum. The swords of Muhammad and Yavuz Sultan Selim were besieged to him.

Five days he was circumcised. Murad IV was for a long time under the control of his relatives and during his early years as Sultan, his mother, Kösem Sultan ruled through him; the Empire fell into anarchy. Murad IV feared suffering the fate of his elder brother, Osman II, decided to assert his power. At the age of 16 in 1628, he had his brother-in-law, Kara Mustafa Pasha, executed for a claimed action "against the law of God". After the death of the Grand Vizier Çerkes Mehmed Pasha in the winter of Tokat, Diyarbekir Beylerbeyi Hafez Ahmed Pasha became a vizier and an emperor on 8 February 1625; the epidemic, which started in the summer of 1625 and called the plague of Bayrampaşa, spread to a threat to the population of Istanbul. On average, a thousand people died every day; the people went to the Okmeydanı. The situation was worse in the countryside. Murad IV tried to quell the corruption that had grown during the reigns of previous Sultans, that had not been checked while his mother was ruling through proxy.

Executions were issued to the states, those who came to Istanbul under the pretext of Jelals and executed were ordered. Murad IV shivering and brutal sultan started with this shaking. Ilyas Pasha, who took advantage of the confusion in Istanbul and dominated the Manisa and Balikesir sides, taught Şehname, Timurname at night and was caught in the sultan's dreams, was caught and brought to Istanbul and executed in front of the Sultan. Murad IV banned alcohol and coffee in Constantinople, he ordered execution for breaking this ban. He would patrol the streets and the lowest taverns of Constantinople in civilian clothes at night, policing the enforcement of his command by casting off his disguise on the spot and beheading the offender with his own hands. Rivaling the exploits of Selim the Grim, he would sit in a kiosk by the water near his Seraglio Palace and shoot arrows at any passerby or boatman who rowed too close to his imperial compound for sport, he restored the judicial regulations by strict punishments, including execution, he once strangled a grand vizier for the reason that the official had beaten his mother-in-law.

On 2 September 1633, the big Cibali fire broke out. The fire that started during that day when a caulker burned the shrub and the ship caulked into the walls; the fire, which spread from three branches to the city. One arm lowered towards the sea, he walked to Atpazan. Other kollan Büyükkaraman, Küçükkaraman, Saraçhane, Sangürz districts have been ruined; the sultan could not do anything other than watching Bostancı and Yeniçeri. The most beautiful districts of Istanbul have been ruined, from the Yeniodas, Mollagürani districts, Fener gate to Sultanselim, Mesihpaşa, Bali Pasha and Lutfi Pasha mosques, Şahı buhan Palace, Unkapam to Atpazarı, Bostanzade houses, Sofular Bazaar; the fire that lasted for 30 hours could be extinguished after the wind sectioned. Murad IV's reign is most notable for the Ottoman–Safavid War against Persia in which Ottoman forces managed to conquer Azerbaijan, occupying Tabriz and capturing Baghdad in 1638; the Treaty of Zuhab that followed the war reconfirmed the borders as agreed by the Peace of Amasya, with Eastern Armenia, Eastern Georgia and Dagestan staying Persian, while Western Armenia, Western Georgia stayed Ottoman.

Mesopotamia was irrevocably lost for the Persians. The borders fixed as a result of the war, are more or less the same as the present border line between Turkey and Iran. During the siege of Baghdad in 1638, the city held out for forty days but was compelled to surrender. Murad IV himself commanded the Ottoman army in the last years of the war. While he was encamped in Baghdad, Murad IV is known to have met ambassadors of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Mir Zarif and Mir Baraka, who presented 1000 pieces of finely embroidered cloth and armor. Murad IV gave them the finest weapons and Kaftans and ordered his forces to accompany the Mughals to the port of Basra, where they set sail to Thatta and Surat. Murad IV put emphasi

Alyse Black

Alyse Black is an American singer and songwriter. Black's music is described as indie pop with jazz influences, in the vein of artists such as Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones, her song "Stood for Stand for", featured on Black's debut album Too Much & Too Lovely, won Billboard's 2007 World Song Contest in the Jazz category. Black was born in Seattle, the youngest of three daughters. According to her website, she had an interest in pursuing a career as a singer-songwriter, but instead studied business and international studies at the University of Washington, where she graduated in 2004. After working in the corporate world, she returned to her original interest, releasing her debut album Too Much & Too Lovely at the end of 2007. In 2012, Black began working on a new project, a collection of original and classic lullabies with the band'Night Sweet Pea; the album, A Little Line of Kisses, was released to critical acclaim in December 2012. Her song Super Hero was featured on the 2012 film Let's Make a Movie.

In 2014, she recorded three love song covers with producer Mark Hallman, released in early 2015. The album was titled You Belong To Me after the old pop ballad on the record; the record contains a cover of Brandi Carlile's "The Story" and Beth Nielsen Chapman's "Seven Shades of Blue." In early 2015, Alyse began recording her third full-length studio record with producer, Eric Rosse, in Hollywood. That album was fan-funded on Kickstarter as well, raising $31,276. During this time, Alyse garnered an endorsement with Fishman Amps; the self-titled record was released on January 24, 2017. Alyse is a licensed real estate agent with Keller-Williams Realty, she did promise, however. Black's influences include Nina Simone, Tori Amos, Billie Holiday, Norah Jones, Fiona Apple, Eva Cassidy, Sarah McLachlan, Ani Difranco, Portishead, Björk, Tom Waits, Edith Piaf, Mazzy Star, Poe, Sarah Vaughan, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin. 1st Place, Billboard's Annual World Song Contest, 2007 1st Place and Finalist, Adult Contemporary, Independent Singer-Songwriter Awards, 2008 2007 Too Much & Too Lovely 2009 Hold Onto This 2011 The Honesty EP 2012 A Little Line of Kisses 2015 You Belong To Me 2017 Alyse Black 2011 The Triple Door Sessions LIVE Official website Alyse Black on Facebook Alyse Black on Twitter Alyse Black on iTunes Alyse Black on Amazon Alyse Black on TheSixtyOne Alyse Black on the ATX Architects Podcast

Don Winslow of the Navy

Don Winslow of the Navy is a 1942 Universal Pictures Serial film based on the comic strip Don Winslow of the Navy by Commander Frank V. Martinek, it was theatrically released in January 1942. Commander Don Winslow is returned to the Office of Naval Intelligence from his command of his cruiser to investigate strange events on the Pacific island of Tangita, noticeably a ship being torpedoed, he discovers that there is a ring of saboteurs and enemy agents who are trying to destroy ships carrying supplies to the troops stationed in the islands and sabotage the war effort. Though the US Navy is preparing to build a naval base on Tangita, an unknown foreign power secretly has a subterranean submarine base beneath the island with the goal of preventing the American base from being completed, he sets out with three assistants to find the mastermind behind the activities. The serial was based on the comic strip by Commander Frank V. Martinek, approved by the US Navy; the strip gained new meaning with the approach of World War II, which would affect the serial: "Its presentation as a Universal serial in October 1941 - just before the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor in December - was one of the most timely contributions of the serial field."The Universal serials for 1941-42 were meant to run: Riders of Death Valley, Sea Raiders, Head Hunters of the Amazon, Gang Busters.

Head Hunters of the Amazon was, dropped in favor of this serial. This is due to the greater name recognition of the licensed property over the more generic planned serial; the Human Torpedo Flaming Death Weapons of Horror Towering Doom Trapped in the Dungeon Menaced by Man-Eaters Bombed by the Enemy The Chamber of Doom Wings of Destruction Fighting Fathoms Deep Caught in the Caverns The Scorpion StrangledSource: In 1943, a sequel, Don Winslow of the Coast Guard, was released by Universal. Don Winslow of the Navy Don Winslow of the Navy Don Winslow of the Navy on IMDb Don Winslow of the Navy at AllMovie Chapter 1 of Don Winslow of the Navy from Internet Archive