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Ray, Iran

Shahr-e Rey or Ray is the capital of Ray County in Tehran Province, Iran. A distinct city, it has now been absorbed into the metropolitan area of Greater Tehran as the 20th district of municipal Tehran, the capital city of the country. Known as Rhages and Arsacia, Ray is the oldest existing city in Tehran Province. In the classical era, it was a prominent city belonging to Media, the political and cultural base of the Medes. Ancient Persian inscriptions and the Avesta, among other sources, attest to the importance of ancient Ray. Ray is mentioned several times in the Apocrypha, it is shown on the 4th-century Peutinger Map. The city was subject to severe destruction during the medieval invasions by the Arabs and Mongols, its position as a capital city was revived during the reigns of the Buyid Daylamites and the Seljuk Turks. Ray is richer than many other ancient cities in the number of its historical monuments; the Neolithic site of Cheshme-Ali, the reconstructed Median-era Rey Castle, the Parthian-era Rashkan Castle, the Sasanian-era Zoroastrian Fire Temple of Bahram, the once Zoroastrian and now Islamic Shrine of Bibi Shahrbanu are among the many archaeological sites in Ray.

Ray has been home to many historical figures, including royalty, merchants and poets. Medieval Persian scholar Rhazes, one of the most important figures in medical science, was from Ray. One of the etymologies proposed for the name of the Radhanites—a group of merchants, some of Jewish origin, who kept open the Eurasian trade routes in the early Middle Ages—links them to Ray. Ray today has many factories in operation, it is connected via the rapid transit system of Tehran Metro to the rest of Greater Tehran. Shahr-e Rey is Persian for "City of Ray". Ray or Rey derives from Old Persian Ragā, it is recorded in Latin as Rhagae and Rhaganae. It was once renamed Europos under the Seleucid Empire; the name is spelled in various forms, including Ray, Rey and Rhay. Encyclopædia Iranica uses Ray. Agricultural settlements were long established as part of the Central Plateau Culture on local foothills such as that of Cheshme-Ali in northern Ray, which dates back to around 6,000 BC; the establishment of Ray has been attributed to ancient mythological monarchs, it is believed that Ray was the seat of a dynasty of Zoroastrian leadership.

The Achaemenid Behistun Inscription mentions Ray as a part of Media, the political and cultural base of the ancient Medes, one of the ancient Iranian peoples. Ray was one of the main strongholds of the Seleucid Empire. During the Seleucid period, Alexander the Great's general Seleucus I Nicator renamed the city as Europos, honoring his home city in Macedonia. Ray was used according to Athenaeus. According to Isidore of Charax, under the Parthian and Seleucid eras, Ray was surrounded by the province of Rhagiana together with four other cities. Under the Sasanian Empire, Ray was located near the center of the empire, it was the base of the powerful House of Mehran and the House of Spandiyad, two of the Seven Great Houses of Iran during the Sasanian period. Siyavash, the son of Mehran and the last King of Ray in the Sasanian Empire, was defeated fighting the Muslim invasion in 643. Ray was used as a camp site under Arab military occupation. By the time of the Abbasid Caliphate, Ray was restored and expanded into a new city named Mohammadiya.

The Shah Abdol-Azim Shrine, a shrine containing the tomb of Abd al-Aziz al-Hasani, a fifth generation descendant of Hasan ibn Ali and a companion of Muhammad al-Taqi, was built in the 9th century. It remains as the main Islamic sanctuary of the city to date. A Tower of Silence, where Zoroastrians of after the Muslim conquest had come to put the bodies of the dead in the open, was built by a wealthy inhabitant of Ray on a hill in the 10th century; the tower, today in ruins and designated as Gabri, was soon taken by the Muslims. Dating to the 10th century is the Bibi Shahrbanu Shrine, the site of a former Zoroastrian temple dedicated to Anahita, the ancient Iranian goddess of the waters; the temple has been converted into a Muslim shrine claimed to be the burial of Shahrbanu, a legendary Sasanian princess, captured by the Muslims and married Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad, the founder of Islam. It is that the name shahrbanu, meaning "lady of the land", is in fact an attribution to Anahita, who bore the title banu.

Ray was one of the capital cities of the Buyid dynasty. It was one of the cities that were equipped with rapid postal service, predominantly used for transferring official mails. Ray was a capital city of the Seljuk Empire in the 11th century. During this time, the city of Ray was at its greatest expanse, it had developed a great urban market that benefited its neighboring regions, including the once small town of Tehran, had become a remarkable center for silk weaving. Commercial goods imported by traders via the Silk Road were brought into the bazaar of Ray. One of the monuments that survives from this period is the 12th-century Tughrul Tower, a brick tower built in 1140, attributed to Tughrul I, the founder of the Seljuk Empire. Ray was home to a Shia Muslim community and some of the earliest Shia madrasas in Iran in the 12th century, at least one established by Shia scholar Qazvini Razi, prior to the Safavid official adoption of Shiism as


Tydavnet is a small village and townland in northern County Monaghan and the name of the parish in which the village sits. Both the Church of Ireland and Catholic church have Tydavnet named as a parish and in both cases, the geographical area is identical; the origin of the name is from that of a 6th-century Irish Saint Damnat, thought to have founded a church in the area. The village contains one of the three existing Catholic churches in the parish, the others located in Urbleshanny, near Scotstown and in Corlat; the Tydavnet Catholic church was erected in 1730 rebuilt in the early 1900s and the interior renovated in the 1990s. The village is linked with Geel in Belgium which has a strong Saint Dymphna connection. Tydavnet/Monaghan and Geel were twinned in 1992; the Tydavnat gold discs, two Bronze Age gold discs dating from 2000 BC, are on permanent display in the National Museum of Ireland. Local Link bus route M1 links the village with Monaghan several times daily Mondays to Saturdays inclusive.

Tydavnet has two public houses -'Jacks' and'The Rock Inn'. Tydavnet Community Centre a National School, is now used to host local events, local elections and drama; the community centre is managed by Tydavnet Village Community Centre Ltd. St. Dymphna's National School is the primary school situated on the north end of the village. Tydavnet has won Monaghan County Council's "Tidy Towns" competition, a competition aimed at promoting environmental cleanliness; the parish of Tydavnet has a Gaelic Athletic Association football club, which has had some success in the past. Though the team represents the entire parish of Tydavnet the club is named after one of its villages - Scotstown. Terry Cavanagh, creator of acclaimed computer games such as VVVVVV and Don't Look Back was born in Tydavnet. Caitriona Balfe and model, grew up in Tydavnet. List of towns and villages in Ireland

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Senegal had sees Malaysia as a model to develop their country with many construction projects in Senegal are now been working with the Malaysian counterparts. In 2018, the two signed a memorandum of understanding on tourism co-operation, with Senegal expressed interest to sharing their expertise to develop Malaysian football. In 2013, there are 50 Senegalese living in Malaysia with most of them are university students who pursue education on the Islamic finance. Rapport National Sur La Competitive Du Senegal

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Miloš Babić

Miloš Babić is a Serbian former professional basketball player. He is a 7'0" 240 lb power forward/center, he played collegiate basketball for the Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee for 3 seasons. He was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the second round of the 1990 NBA draft, on the draft day traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for the Italian player Stefano Rusconi, he played in the National Basketball Association for two seasons for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat, altogether in 21 games, averaging 1.8 points and 1.0 rebounds per game in 4.1 minutes per game on average. List of Serbian NBA players Career statistics and player information from Miloš Babić player profile @

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