Estancia is a large, private plot of land used for farming or cattle-raising. Estancias in the southern South American grasslands, the pampas, have been estates used to raise livestock, such as cattle or sheep. In Puerto Rico, an estancia was a farm growing "frutos menores", that is, crops for local sale and consumption. In some areas, they are large rural complexes with similarities to what in the United States is called a ranch. In the early Caribbean territories and Mexico, holders of encomiendas acquired land in the area where they had access to Indian labor, they needed. In Mexico, multiple estancias owned by the same individual could be termed a hacienda; the term estancia is used in various ways in Argentina, Uruguay, southern Chile and southern Brazil. The equivalent in other Spanish American countries would be hacienda. During the first centuries of Spanish colonial rule, the Spanish introduced cattle into the colonies for livestock. In the peripheral areas of northern Mexico and the southern part of South America, these animals roamed free.

In the 19th century stationary ranching ventures started to form in the pampas, with permanent buildings and marked livestock that defined ownership. They were called the term indicating the stationary, permanent character; the estancia's ranch worker on horseback in Argentina, the gaucho, has similar status in national folklore and identity to the cowboy of North America. Since the late 20th century, agriculture has intensified as an industry. A small number of estancias in Argentina and Uruguay, as well as in Paraguay or Chile those with historic architecture, have been converted into guest ranches called paradores. Several cities and villages but not in Latin America, developed from such estancias and are named accordingly, for example: Estância in Sergipe state, Brazil Estancia El Brete, Salta Province, Argentina Estancia, Iloilo in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. Many California missions in North America had separate ranchos associated with them; these were known as California mission estancias, which were different than the California ranchos, based on land grants to individuals.

An estancia, during Spanish colonial times in Puerto Rico, was a plot of land used for cultivating "frutos menores". That is, the crops in such farms were produced in small quantities and thus were meant, not for wholesale or exporting, but for local, Island-wide and consumption; some such "frutos menores" were rice, beans, batatas, ñames, yautías, pumpkins. A farm equipped with industrial machinery used for processing its crops into derivatives such as juices, flours, etc. for wholesale and exporting was not called an estancia, but instead was called an hacienda. Most haciendas produced sugar and tobacco, which were the crops for exporting; some estancias were larger than some haciendas, but this was the exception and not the norm. Finca Los Alamos estancia in Argentina Station, in Australia Estancias of the Pampas and Uruguay Images of Modern Estancia Life In Uruguay

Danielle Taylor (fighter)

Danielle Taylor is an American mixed martial artist. She was the Strawweight King of the Cage champion, competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship women's strawweight division and is competing for Invicta FC. Taylor was born in Lancaster, United States on October 25, 1989, she is a full-time Deputy Sheriff for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department at the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic, California. Taylor started training in boxing, when she first got on with the Sheriff's Department in 2010, as she believed she needed to know some self-defense for her job. After struggling to find boxing matches to compete, she moved her focus to MMA, she began to add wrestling and jiu-jitsu into her training, she was encouraged by her coach to try on MMA competitions and fell in love with the sport, where she fought a total of 5 amateur fights with record of 4 wins and 1 loss, paving the path to her MMA career She joined King of the Cage promotion for 2 years, from March 2014 to March 2016.

She picked up all first five bouts and captured women's strawweight division championship from Glena Avila. However, she did not manage to defend her title against Jamie Colleen, but was able to reclaim the title by TKO from Colleen in the rematch in KOTC: Night of the Champion in 5 March 2016, soon she joined Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2016. Despite her small stature, 5 feet 0 inches, she has above average power for the strawweight division, she has the ability to power in with a right hand knockout punch, where she would face fighters who have reach and height over her that can control her from outside and on the clinch. Being a full-time custody assistant at Wayside Jail for Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, she trains not only on her off days but on her workdays, she puts on a 48-hour work week, where one of the day is considered a "County double - a 16 -hour shift", spreading over the course of 4 days in a week. On her "County double - 16 hour workday', she would start her work from 6 am to 10 pm and goes for a 1–2 miles after work to get the blood flowing for not being in the gym that day.

For the 8 hour work day, she would work on her conditioning exercise at Chain Fitness for an hour and head out to Saekson Muay Thai for striking training under Julio Trana. She had five amateur fights in both strawweight and flyweight divisions, from May 2013 to January 2014, under KOTC and Tuff-Nuff promotions, with four wins against Lena Hellqvist, Chelsea Lewis, Rachael Smith and Samantha Hester, one loss to Wendy Julian. Danielle made her professional career in Flyweight division on KOTC debut, facing Maia Kahaunaele-Stevenson at KOTC: Beaten Path main card, in California, securing a unanimous decision win in 3 round bout, she was up against Jillian Lybarger on 26 Ma 2014 on her second fight in Arizona on KOtC, referring by Mike Beltran. She was victorious, with TKO. Danielle submitted Nikki Lowe with an armbar on round 1 on August 7, 2014, on KOTC: Point of Impact, where the event was held in California. On her 4th professional fight, she secured a unanimous win decision over Maria Andaverde California at KOTC: Battle For The Belt promotion.

On 12 February 2015, Taylor was granted a Strawweight Championship fight facing Glena Avila, stole a split decision win with Herb Dean as the referee on KOTC: Short Fuse and crowned the- KOTC Strawweight champion. Danielle Jamie lost her first title defense five months to Colleen, where she was knocked out on August 29, 2017, at KOTC Bitter Rivals in California on round 4. After her last loss, Taylor made a comeback with a TKO win against Calie Cutler at Las Las Vegas on KOTC: Sinister Intention event on October 17, 2015, with the record of 6–1–0 in 2016. Danielle started her 2016 fight on March 5 on KOTC: Night of Champions in California and managed to reclaimed the 15 Ib strawweight title from Jamie Colleen at 5th round with TKO punches. Taylor signed with Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2016 with a 7–1 record and fought the entire career under KOTC banner. Taylor made her promotional UFC debut in on August 6, 2016, with 9 days notice at Salt Lake City, US, on UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Caceres She stepped in for the injured Justine Kish, facing 8th-ranked Maryna Moroz.

She suffered a split-decision loss. In her second bout with UFC she gained a win over South Korea fighter Seo Hee Ham, at UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Brunson on 26 November 2016 at Melbourne, with a split-decision. On UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov at Nashville, United States Dannielle faced Jessica Penne on the preliminary card on 22 April 2017, she secured a win with unanimous decision, outpointing with scores of 29-28 across the board from the judges, where John McCarthy was the referee of the bout. Taylor faced JJ Aldrich on January 14, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi, she lost the fight via unanimous decision. Taylor faced Zhang Weili on August 4, 2018 at UFC 227, she lost the fight by unanimous decision. On August 30, Taylor was released from UFC. King of the Cage KOTC Strawweight Champion List of current UFC fighters List of female mixed martial artists List of King of the Cage champions Professional MMA record for Danielle Taylor from Sherdog Danielle Taylor at UFC Danielle Taylor Profile at Tapology

1977 Can-Am season

The 1977 Can Am season was the tenth running of the Sports Car Club of America's prototype-based series. Despite the revived name, the new series was unrelated to the previous series which had folded in 1974; this series used. Patrick Tambay was declared champion. While Lola chassis dominated the series, a Chevrolet powered Schkee DB1 driven by Tom Klausler won the first race at Mont Tremblant. Formula One driver Gilles Villeneuve came in third at Road America in a Wolf. While Chevrolet was not the only engine supplier, they swept the entire season; this season marked a resurgence of interest in SCCA events, with Can Am accompanying F5000 and the Trans Am Series seeing a mild resurgence in the eighties. Formula 5000 itself would be classified as "single-seat Can Am"