JORDAN 1 FLIGHT LOW - CHEAP FLIGHTS FROM DENVER TO MIAMI
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- Michael (Jeffrey) (1963–), US basketball player. Playing for the Chicago Bulls 1984–93 and 1995–98, he led them to six titles and was the National Basketball Association's most valuable player five times. He retired in 1993 to play professional baseball, but returned to basketball in 1995, playing for the Bulls until 1999 and for the Washington Wizards 2001–03
- an Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea
- (jordanian) of or relating to or characteristic of Jordan or its people; "Jordanian archeological sites"
- a river in Palestine that empties into the Dead Sea; John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan
- a formation of aircraft in flight
- Shoot (wildfowl) in flight
- an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
- shoot a bird in flight
- (in soccer, cricket, etc.) Deliver (a ball) with well-judged trajectory and pace
- A low point, level or figure
- in a low position; near the ground; "the branches hung low"
- A state of depression or low spirits
- less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "low prices"; "the reservoir is low"
- an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation; "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow"
- A particularly bad or difficult moment
- one: the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number; "he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it"; "they had lunch at one"
- one: used of a single unit or thing; not two or more; "`ane' is Scottish"
- "?1" (read "Infinity Ichi"; translated as "Infinity 1") is Do As Infinity's twenty-first single, released on June 17, 2009. The band had disbanded in September 2005, but reformed three years later in September 2008.
July 15th in History -- In 1815, Napoleon Surrenders
1099 - 1st Crusaders capture, plunder Jerusalem 1205 - Pope Innocent III states Jews are doomed to perpetual servitudea and subjugation due to crucifixion of Jesus 1207 - John of England expels Canterbury monks for supporting Archbishop of Canterbury Stephen Langton. 1240 - A Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva. 1307 - Duke Henrik van Karinthi chosen king of Bohemia 1381 - John Ball, a leader in the Peasants' Revolt, is hanged, drawn and quartered in the presence of Richard II of England. 1410 - Battle of Tannenburg-Teutonic Knights vs King Ladislas II of Poland 1500 - Duke Albrecht of Saxon beats Friese rebellion 1500 - "Blood Wedding" of Astorre Baglione & Lavinia Colonna in Perugia family Baglione massacre 1501 - Explorer Pedro Cabral back in Lisbon 1524 - Emperor Karel I bans German national synode 1538 - Peace talks between Karel & King Francois I 1662 - King Charles II charters Royal Society in London 1741 - Alexei Chirikov sights land in Southeast Alaska. He sends men ashore in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska. 1755 - French ambassador recalled from London 1779 - US troops under Gen A Wayne conquer Ft Stony Point, NY 1783 - 1st steamboat, Pyroscaphe, 1st run in France 1787 - Parliament of Paris banished to Troyes 1789 - Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, is named by acclamation colonel-general of the new National Guard of Paris. 1795 - "Marseillaise" becomes French national anthem 1799 - The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-Francois Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign. The Rosetta Stone is an ancient Egyptian granodiorite stele inscribed with a decree issued at Memphis, Egypt in 196 BC on behalf of King Ptolemy V. The decree appears in three scripts: the upper text is Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, the middle portion demotic script, and the lowest Ancient Greek. Because it presents essentially the same text in all three scripts (with some minor differences between them), it provided the key to the modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs. 1806 - Zebulon Pike began his journey to explore the Southwest 1808 - French marshal Joachim Murat becomes king of Naples 1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte surrenders at Rochefort & is later exiled on St Helena 1815 - 1st flat horse race held on Nottingham Hill at Cheltenham, England (day and month TBC) 1823 - A fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome. 1830 - 3 Indian tribes, Sioux, Sauk & Fox, signs a treaty giving the US most of Minnesota, Iowa & Missouri 1840 - England, Russia, Austria & Prussia signs Quadruple Alliance 1850 - John Wisden bowls all 10 South batsmen, North v South at Lord's 1856 - Natal forms as a British colony separate from Cape Colony 1862 - CSS Arkansas vs USS Cardondelet & Queen of the West engage at Yazoo R 1863 - Pres Davis orders service duty for confederate army 1864 - Troop train loaded with Confederate prisoners collided with a coal train killing 65 & injuring 109 of 955 aboard 1867 - SF Merchant's Exchange opens 1869 - Margarine is patented by Hippolye Mega-Mouries for use by French Navy 1870 - Georgia becomes last confederate to be readmitted to US 1870 - Manitoba becomes 5th Canadian province & NW Territories created 1870 - Hudson's Bay & Northwest Territories transferred to Canada 1876 - Baseball's 1st no-hitter, St Louis' George W Bradley no-hits Hartford 1888 - Bandai volcano (Japan) erupts for 1st time in 1,000 years 1893 - Commodore Perry arrives in Japan 1900 - President Steyn/General De Law escape Brandwater Basin 1901 - NY Giant Christy Mathewson no-hits St Louis, 5-0 1902 - Ranjitsinhji scores 180 before lunch, for Sussex v Surrey 1904 - 1st Buddhist temple in US forms, Los Angeles 1906 - Republic museum opens Rembrandt hall in Amsterdam 1909 - Ty Cobb hits 2 inside-the-park HRs 1911 - 46" of rain (begining 7/14) falls in Baguio, Philippines 1912 - British National Health Insurance Act goes into effect 1914 - Mexican president Huerta flees with 2 million pesos to Europe 1916 - 22.22" (56.4 cm) of rain falls in Altapass NC (state record) 1916 - Boeing Co (Pacific Aero) formed by William Boeing in Seattle Wash 1918 - 2nd Battle of Marne began during WW I 1920 - Ruth ties his record of 29 HRs in a season 1922 - 1st duck-billed platypus publicly exhibited in US, at NY zoo 1922 - 26th US Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 288 at Skokie CC in Ill 1923 - 27th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 296 at Inwood CC in NY 1923 - Italian parliament accepts new constitution 1926 - VPRO (Free thinking Protestant Radio Broadcast) forms 1927 - 62nd British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 285 at St Andrews 1927 - Massacre of July 15, 1927: 89 protesters are killed by the Austrian police in Vienna. 1929 - 1st airport hotel opens-Oakland Ca 1932 - President Hoover cuts own salary 15% 1933 - Wiley Post began
UNHCR News Story: Poor conditions in Iraq drive returned refugees back to Syria
An unidentified Iraqi family at a Syrian immigration post on the border with Iraq. UNHCR/ Photos Poor conditions in Iraq drive returned refugees back to Syria DAMASCUS, Syria, December 21 (UNHCR) – Omar Salman's* Syrian visa expired two weeks ago. A refugee from neighbouring Iraq, he believes his family's residency permits will not be renewed but says that returning to Iraq is not an option. Travelling to Jordan, which also hosts a significant number of Iraqi refugees, is also not possible. After overstaying his visa in 2006, he has been barred from entering the country for another five years. "I'll pitch a tent on the border if they won't let me stay, but I will never return to Iraq," he says, surrounded by his wife Shahla* and three children. The Salmans have already made one attempt to return home. In October 2008, they boarded an Iraqi government chartered flight alongside some 50 other families bound for Baghdad. "I expected when I returned to Iraq that I would be able to at least build a small house for my children, 50 square metres. So that when I die they'll be able to say: bless our father, he left us this room," says Omar. But that didn't happen. The $150 travel assistance received from UNHCR only covered half of their taxi fare to their parents' house in Abou Ghraib, a city west of Baghdad. Omar got occasional low wage work as a blacksmith, his wife, a Shia, says she was constantly harassed by residents in their majority-Sunni neighbourhood. His children were too afraid of kidnappings to go to school, and he was detained for 45 days after an attack occurred on a vehicle in his area. "The Iraqi Government had placed huge advertisements around our neighbourhood in Damascus encouraging refugees to return. They promised returnees cash grants and help finding employment. We were destitute in Syria and we hoped the assistance would help us rebuild our lives back home. When we arrived in Iraq, none of that materialised," says Shahla. When Omar went to collect the US$ 1,000 he had been promised by Iraqi officials, he was turned away and told that because he and his family had left Iraq in 2005, before the outbreak of sectarian violence, they did not qualify for return assistance. The Salmans were displaced from Kirkuk in 2003. They lived in a bombed out building without doors or windows and then in a makeshift camp in Diyala with no running water or electricity for almost two years before leaving the country. In Jordan their status was illegal, and in Syria they could barely make ends meet. Now, with the renewal of their residency permits uncertain, they may be forced to leave Syria. The family says they will stay were they are. "We are tired, tired of running," says Omar. In view of the ongoing violence, serious human rights violations and continuing security incidents, primarily in the five central Governorates of Iraq, UNHCR does not consider that conditions are appropriate for the large-scale return of refugees to those areas. According to a recent UNHCR returns monitoring survey, the main concerns of refugees upon return to Iraq are general insecurity, insufficient public services, and lack of employment opportunities. The office of UNHCR in Baghdad is aware of 32,550 refugees who, as of October 31 of this year, had returned to Iraq. This represents a slight increase over 2008, when 25,370 individuals repatriated. * Names have been changed By Farah Dakhlallah in Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic