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Bitola

Bitola is a city in the southwestern part of North Macedonia. It is located in the southern part of the Pelagonia valley, surrounded by the Baba, Nidže and Kajmakčalan mountain ranges, 14 kilometres north of the Medžitlija-Níki border crossing with Greece; the city stands at an important junction connecting the south of the Adriatic Sea region with the Aegean Sea and Central Europe, is an administrative, industrial and educational centre. It has been known since the Ottoman period as "The City of The Consuls", since many European countries had consulates in Bitola. Bitola, known during the Ottoman Empire as Manastir/Monastir, is one of the oldest cities in North Macedonia, it was founded as Heraclea Lyncestis in the middle of the 4th century BC by Philip II of Macedon. The city was the last capital of Ottoman Rumelia, from 1836 to 1867. According to the 2002 census, Bitola is the second-largest city in the country. Bitola is the seat of the Bitola Municipality; the name Bitola is derived from the Old Church Slavonic word ѡ҆би́тѣл҄ь as the city was noted for its monastery.

When the meaning of the name was no longer understood, it lost its prefix "o-". The name Bitola is mentioned in the Bitola inscription, related to the old city fortress built in 1015 during the ruling of Gavril Radomir of Bulgaria when Bitola served as capital of the First Bulgarian Empire. Modern Slavic variants include the Serbian Bitolj and Bulgarian Bitolya. In Byzantine times, the name was Hellenized to Voutélion or Vitólia, hence the names Butella used by William of Tyre and Butili by the Arab geographer al-Idrisi; the Aromanian name is Bituli. The Modern Greek name for the city meaning "monastery", is a calque of the Slavic name; the Turkish name Manastır is derived from the Greek name, as is the Albanian name, the Ladino name. Bitola is located in the southwestern part of North Macedonia; the Dragor River flows through the city. Bitola lies at the foot of Baba Mountain, its magnificent Pelister mountain is a national park with exquisite flora and fauna, among, the rarest species of pine, known as Macedonian pine or pinus peuce.

It is the location of a well-known ski resort. Covering an area of 1,798 km2. and with a population of 122,173, Bitola is an important industrial, commercial and cultural center. It represents an important junction that connects the Adriatic Sea to the south with the Aegean Sea and Central Europe. Bitola has a mild humid continental climate typical of the Pelagonija region, experiencing warm and dry summers, cold and snowy winters; the Köppen climate classification for this climate is Cfb, which would be an oceanic climate, going by the original −3 °C threshold. Bitola is rich in archaeological sites from the prehistoric period. Two important ones are Veluška Tumba, Bara Tumba near the village of Porodin. From the Copper Age there are remains from the settlements of Tumba near the village of Crnobuki, Šuplevec near the village of Suvodol, Visok Rid near the village of Bukri; the Bronze Age is represented by ruins from the settlement of Tumba near the village of Kanino and another settlement with the same name near the village of Karamani.

The area of the town is located in ancient Lynkestis, a region of Upper Macedonia, ruled by semi-independent chieftains until the Argead rulers of Macedon. The tribes of Lynkestis were known as Lynkestai, they belonged to the Molossian group of the Epirotes. There are important metal artifacts from the ancient period at the necropolis of Crkvishte near the village of Beranci. A golden earring dating from the 4th century BC is depicted on the obverse of the Macedonian 10-denar banknote, issued in 1996. Heraclea Lyncestis was an important settlement from the Hellenistic period till the early Middle Ages, it was founded by Philip II of Macedon by the middle of the 4th century BC, named after the Greek hero Heracles. With its strategic location, it became a prosperous city; the Romans destroyed the political power of the city. However, its prosperity continued due to the Roman Via Egnatia road which passed near the city. Several monuments from the Roman times remain in Heraclea, including a portico, thermae, an amphitheater and a number of basilicas.

The theatre was once capable of housing an audience of around 3,000 people. In the early Byzantine period Heraclea was an important episcopal centre; some of its bishops were mentioned in the acts of the Church Councils, including Bishop Evagrius of Heraclea in the Acts of the Sardica Council of 343. A small and a great basilica, the bishop's residence, a funeral basilica near the necropolis are some of the remains of this period. Three naves in the Great Basilica are covered with mosaics of rich floral and figurative iconography. During the 4th and 6th centuries, the names of other bishops from Heraclea were recorded; the city was sacked by Ostrogothic forces, commanded by Theodoric the Great in 472 and, despite a large gift to him from the city's bishop, it was sacked again in 479. It was restored in early 6th centuries. In the late 6th century the city suffered successive attacks by Slavic tribes and was abandoned. In the

Antonio BriseƱo

Antonio Briseño Vázquez is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Mexican club Guadalajara. In 2008, Briseño joined the youth academy of Atlas going through the U-17, U-20 and Premier sides. First team coach Juan Carlos Chávez promoted Briseño to the first team in 2011. Briseño made his professional league debut with Atlas on September 2011 against Chiapas, he came on as a substitute for Flavio Santos in the 86th minute of the game. During his time at Atlas, Briseño struggled for playing time, only managed to appear in ten matches for the club. On 1 July 2014, Briseño was transferred to Tigres UANL, he played the second leg of the finals of the Apertura 2015 season, winning his first professional league title. He made seven appearances in the 2015 Copa Libertadores as Tigres finished runner-up in the competition. Struggling for playing time, Briseño was sent on loan to Ascenso MX side FC Juárez in 2015, in December 2016 he was loaned out to Veracruz for the Clausura 2017 season.

On 3 July 2017, Primeira Liga club Feirense announced the signing of Briseño on a two-year contract. On September 30, 2017 Briseño made his debut against Boavista. On 7 April 2018, Briseño scored his first goal for Feirense in a 2–2 draw against Braga, he returned to Chivas on July 2, 2019. Briseño was chosen by coach Raúl Gutiérrez to be part of the Mexican squad that would play at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup, to be hosted in Mexico, he captained the team and played in every game, including the final against Uruguay, scoring the first goal in Mexico's 2–0 victory. In 2012, Briseño was selected to represent Mexico at the 2012 Milk Cup held in Northern Ireland, he captained the squad to the final against Denmark, which Mexico won 3–0. Briseño was again selected by coach Sergio Almaguer to be part of the Mexican squad participating in the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, he was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament. Briseño participated in the 2013 Toulon Tournament, with Mexico placing sixth in the competition.

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Central Street Historic District (Narragansett, Rhode Island)

The Central Street Historic District of Narragansett, Rhode Island is a historic district on both sides of Central Street from Fifth Avenue to Boon Street in Narragansett. It encompasses a collection of well-preserved summer houses built for the most part between 1880 and the 1920s, as well as the traditional civic core of the town; the area is characterized by smaller wood-frame homes either 1-1/2 or 2-1/2 stories in height, set on small lots. It includes three church buildings, all of which were built between 1870 and 1900, the former Fifth Avenue School, which now serves as Narragansett's town hall; the district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. National Register of Historic Places listings in Washington County, Rhode Island