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Back in the day of the Roman Empire, they owed much of their military superiority to their skilled archers. In Europe the bow and arrow were displaced by firearms as a military weapon in the 16th century. By the time the Spanish Armada attempted to invade England in 1588 Chris Baker Jersey , an English county troop levy consisted of one-third bowmen to two-thirds soldiers with guns, and by century's end the bow had been almost abandoned as a weapon. Nevertheless, peoples of the Far East employed archers in warfare as recently as the 19th century, and the use of the bow and arrow in hunting and intertribal fighting continues in central Africa and South America up to the present day.
The bow was retained as a hunting weapon, and archery continued to be practiced as a sport in England by both royalty and the general public. The earliest English archery societies dated from the 16th and 17th centuries. The oldest continuously held archery tournament still extant, known as the Ancient Scorton Arrow T.J. Ward Jersey , was founded in Yorkshire in 1673; and about 1790 the Royal Toxophilite (Greek toxon, ?bow?; philos, ?loving?) Society was formed to advance the sport. The Prince of Wales, afterward George IV, became the patron of this Society and set the prince's lengths of 100 yards (91 m), 80 yards (73 m) Ali Marpet Jersey , and 60 yards (55 m); these distances are still used in the British men's championship York Round (six dozen, four dozen, and two dozen arrows shot at each of the three distances).
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ANKARA, July 19 (Xinhua) -- A Turkish court ordered the formal arrest of a film producer after he made a controversial movie about President Erdogan, reported Hurriyet daily Wednesday.
The film producer Ali Avci was detained by police on suspicion of links to the group blamed by Ankara for the failed coup in July 2016 that tried to overthrow Erdogan.
Avci was subsequently formally arrested over "managing an armed terror organisation" by an Istanbul court, Hurriyet daily reported.
The trailer for Avci's new film "Uyanis" (Awakening) caused controversy even before it hit cinemas, just days before the first anniversary of the coup attempt, it said.
Avci was also a producer of the film "Reis" (the Chief) Vernon Hargreaves III Jersey , a biopic about Erdogan's early political life, which hit screens ahead of a key April referendum that boosted Erdogan's powers.
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CHICAGO, July 20 (Xinhua)-- Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange moved higher on Thursday as U.S. dollar index sank to new low.
The most active gold contract for August delivery rose 3.50 U.S. dollars, or 0.28 percent Kendell Beckwith Jersey , to settle at 1,245.50 dollars per ounce.
The U.S. dollar Index declined 0.56 percent to reach 94.27 as of 1710 GMT, reaching to the lowest level since last August.
Analysts said the pressure on the U.S. dollar was mainly from the Euro, which got lifted by the latest comments by European Central Bank's President Mario Draghi.
At a press conference in Frankfurt on Thursday, Draghi announced that the ECB would leave interest-rate policy and other stimulative measures untouched.
But the euro jumped one percent against the U.S. dollar after Draghi indicated that he would leave the door open to discussing changes to its stimulus program later in the year while pledging to continue the ECB's asset-purchasing plan.
Gold futures got additional support as the Dow Jones Industrial Average went down 17.37 points, or 0.08 percent Chris Godwin Jersey , to 21,623.38 as of 1721 GMT. When equities post losses, the gold futures usually rise, as investors are looking for a safe haven.
As for other precious metals, silver for September delivery rose 4.8 cents, or 0.29 percent Justin Evans Jersey , to close at 16.345 dollars per ounce. Platinum for October gained 9 dollars, or 0.97 percent, to settle at 933.20 dollars per ounce.
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