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Sion

(syôN), Ger. Sitten, town (1993 pop. 25,300), capital of Valais canton, SW Switzerland, on the Rhône River. An ancient town, Sion is now a wine and horticultural market center. There are hydroelectric plants and coal mines nearby. Sion has been an episcopal see since the 6th cent. The town is rich in historic remains, among which are a 13th-century castle, a late Gothic cathedral, and a 17th-century town hall.

Sion

(sī`ən), in the Bible. 1 Same as Mt. HermonHermon, Mount
, Arabic Jabal Ash Shaykh [mountain of the chief] and Jebel-eth-Thelj [snowy mountain], on the Syria-Lebanon border. The highest of its three peaks (all of which are snow-covered in winter and spring) rises to 9,232 ft (2,814 m).
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. 2 Variant of ZionZion
or Sion
, section of Jerusalem, defined in the Bible as the City of David. Originally the name referred to the Jebusite fortress conquered by David, on the southeastern hill of Jerusalem.
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Sion

 

in art history, the name of many medieval Georgian churches. [23–1322–]

Sion

1. a town in SW Switzerland, capital of Valais canton, on the River Rhône. Pop.: 27 171 (2000)
2. a variant of Zion
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With these in troop Came ASTORETH, whom the PHOENICIANS call'd ASTARTE, Queen of Heav'n, with crescent Horns; To whose bright Image nightly by the Moon SIDONIAN Virgins paid their Vows and Songs, In SION also not unsung, where stood Her Temple on th' offensive Mountain, built By that uxorious King, whose heart though large, Beguil'd by fair Idolatresses, fell To Idols foul.
The arrival of playmaker Philippe Coutinho for James Milner on the hour for his first appearance in four matches after a hamstring injury offered some hope of an increased goal threat, but the fingertips of Andris Vanins prevented Origi rounding the Sion goalkeeper from Can's pass.
A win will see them through regardless, while a 0-0 draw - coupled with Rubin Kazan's failure to win at home to Sion - would also guarantee their place in the last 32.
Rodgers is under pressure but perhaps no more so than Sion coach Didier Tholot, who has incurred the wrath of outspoken club chairman Christian Constantin by presiding over back-to-back league defeats.
Konate joined Sion from Russian side Krasnodar last year and has also played for Genoa and Maccabi Tel Aviv.
The doctors predicted the youngster had a 50% chance of survival, but now six years on, Sion has overcome the odds to reach his 21st birthday - and he's donating all of his birthday presents to charity to celebrate.
Sion were tipped to battle it out for the Swiss title this term after a sorry ninth-place finish last season.
Being passionate about the local environment, Sion saw an opportunity to join Nordic's Urban Blitz programme, which trains apprentices in various areas of cleaning - such as graffiti removal - as well as environmental maintenance, with successful candidates receiving qualifications including an NVQ.
SION respects Muslims as fellow human beings and rejects Islamization as a comprehensive political, religious, cultural and social system of behavior and ideology.
FIFA has demanded Sion be penalised with a 3-0 defeat for every match in which they fielded any of six players signed during the summer when the club was subject to a transfer ban.
A statement after a meeting of the committee in Zurich reaffirmed FIFA's support for UEFA in excluding Sion and urged all clubs and associations to abide by Court of Arbitration for Sport decisions.
Constantin is not interested in UeFa contingency plans which include an extended group and is adamant sion could still face Rennes tomorrow.