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Year 548 was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. The denomination 548 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years. June 28 – Empress Theodora I, age 48, dies of breast cancer, her body is buried in the Church of the Holy Apostles. Emperor Justinian I relieves Belisarius from military service, in favour of the 70-year-old Byzantine general Narses. Theudigisel, Visigothic general, proclaims himself ruler over the Visigothic Kingdom after King Theudis is murdered. Lazic War: King Gubazes II revolts against the Persians, requests aid from Justinian I, he sends a Byzantine expeditionary force to Lazica. Gubazes II besieges the fortress of Petra, located on the Black Sea; the Persian army under Mermeroes defeats a small Byzantine force guarding the mountain passes, relieves Petra. Mermeroes stations a garrison of 3,000 men in the stronghold of Petra, marches to Armenia; the Persians, lacking sufficient supplies, secure plunder Lazica.

Spring – Battle of the Fields of Cato: The Byzantine army, under John Troglita, crushes the Moorish revolt in Byzacena. April 13 – Emperor Lý Nam Đế of Vietnam is killed by Laotian tribesmen, while on retreat from the Hong River Plain, he is succeeded by his elder brother Lý Thiên Bảo. Cosmas Indicopleustes, Alexandrian merchant, writes his work Christian Topography, he describes the importance of the spice trade in Ceylon, the harvesting of pepper in India. Saint Catherine's Monastery is established in the Sinai Peninsula. Xiao Zhuang, crown prince of the Southern Dynasties April 13 – Lý Nam Đế, emperor of Vietnam June 3 –Clotilde, Christian wife of Clovis I and ancestress of the succeeding Merovingian kings. June 28 – Theodora I, Byzantine Empress Carcasan, king of the Ifuraces Chen Daoten, father of Xuan Di Theudebert I, king of Austrasia Theudis, king of the Visigoths


Roscheria is an endangered, monotypic genus of flowering plant in the palm family. The genus is named for Albrecht Roscher, a 19th-century German explorer, the epithet for its single species R. melanochaetes derives from Latin and Greek meaning'black' and'bristle', alluding to the spines covering the trunks. They occur on the Mahé and Silhouette Islands of Seychelles where they grow in mountainous rainforest and are threatened by habitat loss. Roscheria melanochaetes is a slow growing palm, the trunk reaches 8 m in height at 8 cm in diameter straight, featuring distinctive rings near the crown; the trunks exhibit rings of black spines at each stem node, but this feature is most pronounced in young plants. Spines are present on the crownshaft and petioles and these persist into maturity; the crownshaft is 3 m tall, light green in color, covered in brown scales nearing the top. The crownshaft bulges in its center and holds 12–16 pinnate leaves, 1–2 m long on 15–20 cm petioles; the leaves are distinct in.

They can be broad, pointed apices, while others are obliquely truncated. The leaves are light to dull green to brown underneath. Unlike most crown-shafted species, the inflorescence in R. melanochaetes emerges from the leaf axil rather than beneath the shaft. The much-branched panicle is 1–2 m with unisexual flowers of both sexes. Fruit matures to a 1 cm red drupe with one seed; these plants will not tolerate cold. Growing in rain forest understory, they require shade when young, as well as moist, humus rich soil; these particulars make the plant difficult to cultivate in tropical areas

Watertown Masonic Temple

Watertown Masonic Temple is a historic Masonic building located in Watertown in Jefferson County, New York. It was constructed in 1914 as a meeting hall for a local Masonic lodge. and is a three-story, Neoclassical style rectangular and steel structure. The front of the building features a large prostyle temple front with six columns in the Doric order supporting a triangular pediment, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 In 2003, the Masonic Hall Association decided to sell the building, citing the cost of maintaining the structure, declining membership for its decision. A plan to renovate the building as a performing arts center is included in a ten million dollar New York State Empire State Development Corporation revitalization grant

Cæremoniale Episcoporum

The Cæremoniale Episcoporum is a book that describes the Church services to be performed by Bishops of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Clement VIII published on 14 July 1600 the first book to bear this name, a revision, in line with the renewal ordered by the Council of Trent, of the contents of books, called Ordines Romani, written from the end of the seventh century on to describe the ceremonies for the election and ordination of a Pope and to give indications for Mass and other celebrations by the Pope in the course of the year; the contents of these books were enriched over time. A work in two sections that became known as De Cæremoniis Cardinalium et Episcoporum in eorum diœcesibus was added in the sixteenth century. Pope Clement VIII's Cæremoniale Episcoporum was based on these texts and on others that have now been lost; the work of preparation, begun in December 1582 under Pope Gregory XIII took 17 years. A facsimile of the original 1600 edition in two books was published by Libreria Editrice Vaticana in 2000.

Pope Innocent X issued a revised edition in 1650. In 1727 or 1729 the chapters printed as single blocks, were divided into numbered paragraphs and summaries were added at the head of each chapter, in place of the previous titles. In 1752, Pope Benedict XIV revised the two preexisting books and added a third on ceremonies to be observed by those holding civil office in the Papal States. In 1886, Pope Leo XIII made yet another revision, in which, though the Papal States had been incorporated into the Kingdom of Italy, he kept the third book; the Catholic Encyclopedia gives an account of the Cæremoniale Episcoporum as it stood after this 1886 revision. In line with the renewal ordered by the Second Vatican Council, a revised edition in a single volume was issued by Pope John Paul II in 1984, replacing the earlier editions; the revision aimed at securing an episcopal liturgy, "simple, at the same time noble effective pastorally, capable of serving as an example for all other liturgical celebrations."The book is in eight parts: Episcopal liturgy in general Mass Liturgy of the Hours and Celebrations of the Word of God Celebrations of the Mysteries of the Lord in the course of the year Sacraments Sacramentals Noteworthy dates in the life of a bishop Liturgical celebrations connected with solemn acts of episcopal governanceThere are appendices on: The vesture of prelates A table of liturgical days arranged in order of precedence A table on Ritual Masses, Masses for Various Needs, Votive Masses and Requiem Masses Lists of abbreviations and sigla used in the book Roman Ritual Roman Pontifical Liturgical Books of the Roman Rite "Caeremoniale Episcoporum, 1886 Edition".

2006. Retrieved 2010-05-01. "Caeremoniale Episcoporum, 1752 Edition". 2006. Retrieved 2010-05-01. "Caeremoniale Episcoporum, 1948 Edition". 2015. Retrieved 2017-03-14

Wuhan Jianghan University F.C.

Wuhan Jianghan University F. C. is a Chinese professional football club located in Wuhan. They compete in the Chinese Women's Super League, their home stadium is Tazihu Football Training Centre. Wuhan Jianghan University F. C. was founded in 2001 as a cooperation between Jianghan University and the Wuhan football association. In 2017, the team won the first honour in its history, winning the 2017 China Women's League One title to achieve promotion to the China Women's Super League for the first time in its history. In the 2018 China Women's Super League season, they finished fourth. At the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup they had five representatives in the China national team selected for the competition. Following the tournament, they re-signed former player Wang Shuang after a season at Paris Saint-Germain ahead of the 2019 China Women's Super League campaign. Updated : 14 July 2019 Note: Flags indicate national team. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Chinese Women's League OneChampions: 2017 China Women's League One

Franz Vranitzky

Franz Vranitzky is an Austrian politician. A member of the Social Democratic Party of Austria, he was Chancellor of Austria from 1986 to 1997; as the son of a foundryman, Vranitzky was born into humble circumstances in Vienna's 17th district. He attended the Realgymnasium Geblergasse and studied economics, graduating in 1960, he financed his studies teaching English and as a construction worker. As a young man, Vranitzky played basketball and was a member of Austria's national team, which in 1960 unsuccessfully tried to qualify for the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. In 1962 he joined the Social Democratic Party of Austria. In 1962, Vranitzky married Christine Christen. Vranitzky began his career in 1961 at Siemens-Schuckert, but within the year switched to the Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Austria’s central bank. In 1969, he received a doctorate in International business studies; the following year, Hannes Androsch, minister of finance under Chancellor Bruno Kreisky, appointed him economic and financial advisor.

Vranitzky served as deputy director of the Creditanstalt-Bankverein as its director general and as director general of the Österreichische Länderbank. In 1984, Vranitzky joined the SPÖ-Freedom Party government coalition under Chancellor Fred Sinowatz as minister of finance, he was criticized for receiving multiple compensations from his various functions in government-run businesses. In the presidential elections of 1986, Chancellor Sinowatz vociferously opposed Kurt Waldheim, the candidate of the Austrian People's Party opposition; the former UN Secretary General's campaign for office caused international controversy due to allegations about his role as a German army officer in World War II. When Waldheim was elected on 8 June, Sinowatz resigned from the government, proposing Vranitzky as his successor. Vranitzky entered his new office on 16 June 1986. At first he continued the government coalition with the Freedom Party. On 13 September 1986, radical FPÖ politician Jörg Haider was elected chairman of his party, ousting the moderate Vice Chancellor Norbert Steger.

Vranitzky had parliament dissolved. In the subsequent elections on 23 November 1986, the SPÖ remained the strongest party. In January 1987, Vranitzky formed a government, based on a grand coalition with the second-largest party, the Christian democrat ÖVP, with Alois Mock serving as vice-chancellor and foreign minister. In 1988, Vranitzky succeeded Fred Sinowatz as chairman of his party; until 1992, Austria's foreign policy had to deal with the repercussions of the Waldheim controversy, as the Austrian president was shunned in some diplomatic circles. The United States regarded Waldheim as a persona non grata, thereby barring him from entering the country in 1987, while Israel had recalled its ambassador after Waldheim's election. Vranitzky managed to normalise Austria's relations with both countries and stepped in to perform diplomatic duties assigned to the president. On 8 July 1991, in a speech in parliament, Vranitzky acknowledged a share in the responsibility for the pain brought, not by Austria as a state, but by citizens of this country, upon other people and peoples", thereby departing from the hitherto official portrayal of Austria as "Hitler's first victim."

After the end of the Cold War, Vranitzky focused on furthering relations with the nations of Eastern Europe and membership in the European Union, of which Vranitzky and his foreign minister, Alois Mock, were strong advocates. After a referendum on 12 June 1994 resulted in 66% in favour of EU membership, Austria joined the European Union in January 1995. Austria's military neutrality, espoused during the Cold War, was reaffirmed in the process. In party politics, Vranitzky kept his distance from Jörg Haider's Freedom Party - a stance the latter decried as a "policy of exclusion." In the election of 1990, Vranitzky's coalition government was confirmed when the Social Democrat vote remained stable while the ÖVP lost 17 seats to the FPÖ. The 1994 election saw heavy losses by both coalition parties, which nonetheless remained the two largest parties, while FPÖ and others made further gains. Vranitzky renewed the coalition with the ÖVP, which after May 1995 was led by foreign minister Wolfgang Schüssel.

In the year, the grand coalition broke apart over budget policy, leading to the elections of December 1995, which however only saw slight changes in favor of SPÖ and ÖVP. Vranitzky and Schüssel resumed their coalition in March 1996. In January 1997, Vranitzky resigned as party chairman, he was succeeded in both positions by his minister of Viktor Klima. After leaving office, Vranitzky served as Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe representative for Albania from March to October 1997, before returning into the banking sector, as political consultant to the WestLB bank. In December, he was elected to the board of governors of automotive supplier Magna, he occupied the same position for the tourism company TUI and Magic Life hotels. In June 2005, he donated one of his kidneys to his wife Christine, who suffered from chronic kidney failure, he supported his party's frontrunner Alfred Gusenbauer in the 2006 elections. During the campaign it was revealed, that in 1999, Vranitzky had received a million Austrian schillings as a consultant to the BAWAG bank, under public scrutiny.

It was alleged that the payment was made without any service in return and that it constituted an "indirect party funding". Vranitzky denounced the allegations. Vranitzky chairs the quarterly Vranitzky colloquia, organised by the study group WiWiPol, which discusses economic topics and their