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Solferino, Quintana Roo

Solferino is a small town located in the municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. The town is located at an altitude of 10 meters above sea level and has a population of 799 inhabitants, according to the 2010 census conducted by INEGI; the population is located 13 kilometers from the port of Chiquilá and close to the western limit of the Yum Balam Protection Area of Flora and Fauna, a national protected reserve with an area of 155,000ha which includes valuable wetlands. It is part of the ecological province of Yucatán in the biogeographical region of Yalahau; this area contains a lush jungle. According to the classification of vegetation published by Jerzy Rzedowski, the north of the town is composed of aquatic and sub-aquatic vegetation and wetlands including brackish lagoons and coastal marshes with plenty of red mangrove and seagrass. In the town's common ground the lowland evergreen jungle consists of semi-deciduous trees, abundant Chacah, Ramón, Paurotis palm and logwood.

These separated groups of trees are known locally as "ramonales", "zapotal tintales", "tazistales" and "tulares". Within the population of 799 inhabitants, 408 are male and 391 are female. Most of this population is indigenous, the dominant being Mayan with 15% of them speaking Spanish as well as the Maya language meanwhile 85% speaks Spanish only. There is ethnic minority Tuxpeno population which were brought over from Veracruz State when the region was colonized in the late nineteenth century; this coincided with the exploitation of the gum and precious woods. This ecosystem is home to several species including, badgers, foxes, pacas and boas, pit vipers, brush turkeys and pheasants, as well as an abundance of endemic and migratory songbirds; because of its proximity to the coast of Isle of Holbox and its abundance of wetlands, waterfowl such as herons, pelicans and ducks, cormorants can be seen. According to information collected by historians from the inhabitants of Solferino, it is known that the previous name of the village was Labcáh which in Mayan language means old village.

It was in the jurisdiction of the ancient Maya province or chiefdom of Ekab, called The Great Cairo by the Spanish because of the intense maritime movement observed by the Mayans. According to another version, the town changed its name to Solferino as a result of the Urcelay family, landowners who were responsible for the exploitation of logwood; this family are said to have piled large quantities of logs in the village center. When it rained, the dye from the trunks stained the village a reddish color, known as magenta -'solferino' by people Spanish speaking; the town has been known this way since. 2010 census tables: INEGI History of the town of Labcah in the region and links to web sites of biodiversity conservation Yum Balam Fauna and Flora Reserve

Nicola Davies (footballer)

Nicola "Nikki" Davies is a Welsh international football goalkeeper who plays for Sheffield United Women. In 2013, she joined FA WSL club Doncaster Rovers Belles, after a long association with Liverpool Ladies and a short spell at Chelsea Ladies. Davies has represented Wales at senior level. Davies began playing for Menai Bridge Tigers' under-11 boys team, she joined Bangor City in 2000 and was the recognised first choice goalkeeper until she moved to Liverpool in September 2003. While with Liverpool, Davies won the Northern Premier Division in 2003–04 and 2006–07. In 2009 -- 10 Davies spent a period away from Liverpool, she played for Rochdale in the 2011–12 FA Women's Premier League Northern Division to gain match fitness. After playing for Liverpool in 2012, Davies was named FA WSL goalkeeper of the year, she won 2012 RAF Sportswoman of the Year. She started the opening two games of the following season for Chelsea in outstanding form, but was posted to Oman with the RAF, curtailing her campaign.

On the final day of the 2013 women's football transfer window, Davies signed for Doncaster Rovers Belles. In 2014, Davies joined up with Welsh legend Jayne Ludlow at Reading F. C. Women competing in the newly formed FA WSL 2, she took another break from football in February 2015, to focus on her RAF career rejoined Doncaster Rovers Belles ahead of the 2017 FA WSL Spring Series. Davies represented Wales at U-16 level, she won eight caps at the U-19 level. Her debut for the senior side came against Canada in Lagoa, Portugal, in March 2002. In August 2010, Davies played for Wales in 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification games against Azerbaijan and Sweden, her club was listed as RAF. Prior to this, her last game for Wales had been in March 2009 against Poland. In November 2010, Davies was called up for a friendly against Bulgaria as a Liverpool player again. Nicola Davies at FAW Nicola Davies at UEFA