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Chlothar III

Chlothar III was the eldest son of Clovis II, king of Neustria and Burgundy, his queen Balthild. When Clovis died in 658, Chlothar succeeded him under the regency of his mother. Only a month beforehand, according to the near-contemporary Life of Eligius by the courtier Audoin of Rouen, Saint Eligius had prophesied the death of Clovis, Balthild's downfall, Chlothar's short reign. Few things are known about the time of Chlothar's reign; the Historia Langobardorum reports that in the early 660s a Frankish army invaded Provence and Italy. This force came at Rivoli near Asta. Grimuald pretended to flee; the Franks celebrated. After midnight, Grimuald attacked and drove them back to Neustria. After the death of Saint Eligius in 661, the Life of Eligius records that a plague reduced the population of France's cities. A plague in the British Isles, according to Bede, did the same there in 664. During the regency, Austrasians requested a king of their own and, in 662, Chlothar's court sent another son of Clovis II, Childeric II, to be king there.

During his reign, the mayor of the palace Erchinoald died and a council of Franks elected Ebroin to replace him. Ebroin's early administrative authority was significant: Bede tells the story of how, in 668, the newly appointed Theodore of Canterbury could only travel through the Frankish kingdoms from Rome with the mayor's permission. Chlothar may have been more politically active after this time, as he reached the age of majority in 669; the nearest contemporary chronicle, the Liber Historiae Francorum of 727, relates only that he ruled for four years and died. He is confirmed as still being in the sixteenth year of his reign in a chronological note in a Victorian Easter table of 673, his brother Theuderic III succeeded him as king that same year. It is notable that he is described as the first roi fainéant—do-nothing king—of the Merovingian dynasty. Bachrach, Bernard S.. Deeds of the Bishops of Cambrai and Commentary. Routledge. Fouracre, P. & R. Gerberding, Late Merovingian France: History and Hagiography 640-720.

Geary, Before France and Germany: The Creation and Transformation of the Merovingian World. Gerberding, The Liber Historiae Francorum and the Rise of the Carolingians. Wood, The Merovingian Kingdoms 450-751

Vassos Shiarly

Vassos Shiarly is a British Cypriot banker and politician. He studied at the London School of Wayne State University. From 23 March 2012 until 28 February 2013, Shiarly served as the Finance Minister of Cyprus, he was responsible for implementing a second round of austerity measures. Shiarly worked for 19 years in various accounting firms in London, his last employment before repatriating to Cyprus in 1985 was with Coopers & Lybrand, where he held the position of Senior Manager. In Cyprus, Shiarly became involved in the banking sector joining the Bank of Cyprus at the Bank's Investments arm and to the position of Senior Manager of Customer Management Services. From 1998 to 2009 he served as a Senior Group general manager of banking Development. From 2009 to May 2010 he was the Senior general manager of the Bank, he was called to serve as Minister of Finance in 2012 after Kikis Kazamias resignation for medical reasons. Shiarly serves as Governor of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

He was elected chairman of the board of directors of the Association of Cyprus Banks for the period 2009–2010. In December 2010 he was elected chairman of the board of directors of the Cyprus anti-Cancer Society. In November 2011 he was appointed by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus as Chairman of the Cyprus Health Insurance Organization. Shiarly served as a member of the board of directors of the Junior School in Nicosia for six years

2012–13 CEV Women's Champions League

The CEV Champions League was the highest level of European club volleyball in the 2012–13 season and the 54th edition. It ran from 22 October 2012 until 11 March 2013. Fenerbahçe were the winner of the previous year. VakıfBank İstanbul won the title second time with a perfect 12-0 record by defeating Rabita Baku 3–0 in the final; the number of participants on the basis of ranking list for European Cup Competitions: 24 teams were drawn to 6 pools of 4 teams each. The 1st and 2nd ranked qualified for the Playoff 12 The organizer of the Final Four were determined after the end of the League Round and qualified directly for the Final Four; the team of the organizer of the Final Four was replaced by the best 3rd ranked team with the best score. The remaining 3rd placed and all 4th placed teams were eliminated. All times are local time. In case of a tie – 1 match won & 1 match lost and not depending on the final score of both matches – the teams play a Golden Set to determine which one qualified for the Playoffs 6.1 Unendo Yamamay Busto Arsizio won the golden set 15–10 All times are local time.

In case of a tie – 1 match won & 1 match lost and not depending on the final score of both matches – the teams play a Golden Set to determine which one qualified for the Final Round.1 Unendo Yamamay Busto Arsizio won the golden set 15–11 Organizer: Galatasaray Daikin Istanbul Venue: TVF Burhan Felek Sport Hall Istanbul, Turkey Champions League