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Mazatlán

Mazatlán is a city in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. The city serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipio, known as the Mazatlán Municipality, it is located at 23°13′N 106°25′W on the Pacific coast, across from the southernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula. Mazatlán is a Nahuatl word meaning "place of deer." The city was founded in 1531 by an army of Spaniards and indigenous settlers. By the mid-19th century, a large group of immigrants arrived from Germany. Together with the hard work of the Natives, they were able to develop Mazatlán into a thriving commercial seaport, importing equipment for the nearby gold and silver mines, it served as the capital of Sinaloa from 1859 to 1873. The German settlers influenced the local music, with some genres being an alteration of Bavarian folk music; the settlers established the Pacifico Brewery on March 14, 1900. With a population of 438,434 and 489,987 as of the 2010 census, Mazatlán is the second-largest city in the state, it is a popular tourist destination, with its beaches lined with resort hotels.

A car ferry crosses the Gulf of California, from Mazatlán to Baja California Sur. The municipality has a land area of 3,068.48 km² and includes smaller outlying communities such as Villa Unión, La Noria, El Quelite, El Habal. Mazatlán is served by General Rafael Buelna International Airport. Mazatlán is known for being the hometown and center of Banda sinaloense, a musical genre which began to develop in the XIX century and is now one of the most popular music genres in Mexico. Mazatlán has a rich art community. In addition to the Angela Peralta Theater, which has many wonderful performances for non-Spanish speakers, Mazatlán has many galleries and artist's studios. Not to mention the active Museo del Arte, exhibiting both Mexican and international artists. According to historians, Indigenous groups were in the region of Mazatlán prior to the arrival of the Spanish; these groups included the Totorames, who lived from the south bank of the River Piaxtla, to the Río de las Cañas, as well as the Xiximes, who lived in the mountains in the bordering state of Durango.

Until the early 19th century, Mazatlán was a collection of huts inhabited by indigenous people whose major occupation was fishing, according to Abel Aubert du Petit-Thouars, a French explorer. In 1829, a Filipino banker named Juan Nepomuceno Machado arrived and established commercial relations with vessels coming to Mazatlán from far off places such as Chile, the United States and Asia Pacific. By 1836, the city had a population of between 4,000 and 5,000. During the early years of the Spanish conquest in Sinaloa, the region occupied by the municipality of Mazatlán remained uninhabited; the nearest town was Chametla, occupied by the Spanish in 1531, lent its name to the province, despite being abandoned shortly afterward. In 1534, the Valley of Mazatlán was divided into 25 Castellanos by an unknown person who did not stay for long. In 1576, Don Hernando de Bazán, Governor and Captain General of Nueva Vizcaya, sent Captain Martin Hernandez with his father and soldiers to occupy the site of Mazatlán, granting them land and titles in return.

The Captain's claims were ratified in the City of Durango in 1639, endorsed in the same city in 1650. Nuño de Guzman's entry to Sinaloa in 1531, the appointment of the conquered lands as provinces, prompted the internal territorial division of the State. Chametla was occupied by the Spanish, listed the province extending from the Rio Cañas Elota to the boundary with the province of Culiacan. Both provinces belonged to the kingdom of New Galicia. In 1565, the town of Chametla was diminished by ongoing Indian raids; that year, Captain Francisco de Ibarra recovered the territory south of the state, rebuilt Chametla, founded the Villa de San Sebastián, awarded the region to New Vizcaya. The provinces under his jurisdiction included the villages of San Sebastián, Mazatlán and its port, Charcas Copala Royals, Finance Panuco. During the last years of the seventeenth century and early eighteenth century, the territory within Sinaloa remained unchanged, until 1732, when the provinces of Sonora and Ostimuri were united, as were the provinces of Sinaloa and Rosario, with San Felipe and Santiago being the principal cities.

In 1749, Sinaloa was divided into five provinces with their mayors and lieutenancy: Maloya, with jurisdiction over Chametla and San Jose. In 1786, the intendant system was implemented due to the need to establish a provincial government. Arizpe Municipality was formed out of the territories of Sinaloa; that year, the first mayor, Garrido Durán, established eleven subdelegations, eight of them in Sinaloa, with Mazatlán being within the subdelegation of Copala, called San Sebastián. Among the first decrees that the legislature enacted was that the addition of each of the eleven districts, this union, corresponding to the Union Villa Mariano Balleza, be given the name of one of the leading insurgents, parish priest Dolores Hidalgo, on the night of September 15, 1810. In 1813, the Cadiz constitution came into effect. Article 310 of that constitution provided for the installation of local councils in towns that had more than 1,000 inhabitants. In 1814, Fernando VII repealed that constitution but it was reinstated in 1820, the first municipalities in Sinaloa were founded.

In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, Mazatlán was a native fishing village located no

Juana Paula Manso

Juana Paula Manso was an Argentine writer, journalist and precursor of feminism. Manso was born in Argentina, she was the editor of the feminist journal started in 1852 in Brazil called, O Jornal das Senhoras. She turned the journal over to another Brazilian feminist, Violante A. Ximenes de Bivar e Vellasco to continue publishing and editing. On 26 June 2017, Google Doodle commemorated her 198th birthday. Hahner, June E.. "Feminist Press in Brazil". In Asunción, Lavrin. Latin American Women: Historical Perspectives. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 9780313203091. Juanamanso.org - Web site dedicated to the life and works of Juana Manso UNESCO biography

Rockdale (Fallston, Maryland)

Rockdale known as The Robinson/Stirling Place, is a historic home and farm complex located at Fallston, Harford County, United States. It is a farm developed from the late 18th century through the early 20th century; the dwelling is in three parts. The east room of the east wing is the earliest section dating from the 18th century; the largest or main portion of the dwelling dates from between 1815 and 1830. The north wing, a bay centered in the south façade of the second story, a small conservatory, date from the early 20th century; the main house is five bays in length, two and a half stories, of stone construction and scored. The home is surrounded by several outbuildings and other plantings, the remains of formal gardens and garden structures developed in the early 20th century, it was the residence of an entrepreneur in the local canning industry. Rockdale was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Rockdale, Harford County, including photo from 1980, Maryland Historical Trust website

Maria Ilieva

Maria Ilieva is a Bulgarian singer and a producer. Ilieva was a judge on the first and third seasons of X factor. Maria Ilieva was born in Bulgaria, in a family of musicians, her mother, Vanya Moneva, is the choir-master of the Cosmic Voices from Bulgaria choir and her father, Krasimir Iliev, is the conductor of Sofia Wind Orchestra. Trained pianist since the age of five, she developed her vocal skills as a member of the “Petko Stainov” Choir Academy. Ilieva graduated from the Sofia High School of Mathematics, she proceeded to receive a master's degree in Insurance and a master's degree in International Relations. Her career as a performing vocal artist started in the late 1990 lead vocalist of the Kaffe Band – best known abroad for representing Bulgaria at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest; the launch of Maria Ilieva's solo career is marked by the release of her first single "Moon Dream" in the summer of 2001. The album was duly released on in the year, having been described by a Bulgarian website as a phenomenon in BG pop music.

Singles released from the album have gone straight to No.1 in all leading Bulgarian radio and television pop charts, while "Alright", shot to fame by staying on the top of Bulgarian Top 100 chart for an unprecedented 13 successive weeks. Ilieva's next project, Stereo Room, included remixes by Bulgarian DJs; the single "Stereo room" was the first animated Bulgarian music video produced. After establishing her own record label "MI Productions" in 2003, Maria Ilieva worked in collaboration with Bulgarian and American musicians and producers to record her album I Come To You, including: "What Does It Take" – first single released in English /video produced in Los Angeles, USA/, went straight to No.1 as a new entry on MM TV’s TOP 20. Official world premiere – 24 March 2007, at The stars of Europe concert, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of EU, broadcast on 56 national TV stations worldwide. Premiered on MTV Europe on 24.11.07. “Truly", the pilot single from Maria's upcoming album, is a vocal house duet song with the American DJ/songwriter/producer Keith Thompson, best known for his remarkable collaboration "Break 4 Love" with David Vendetta.

The Bassmonkeys’ remix of "Truly" topped BG Radio's weekly Top 20 chart and remained at No1 for six consecutive weeks, a precedent in the chart's history, won the Best Duet Award at the ceremony in 2010. "Truly" won the Best SEE Pop Song at the SEEME Awards in 2010. A phenomenal success for the single was its reaching the top position at the number 1 Australian dance radio station ZFM's chart, it was rotated on the most popular online Argentinean radio station SonicFM. “I Like", Maria's following hit single, reached the No. 1 positions in all the national music charts. It stayed at No. 1 at Eurochannel's Prime Time Top 10 chart for three consecutive months. In 2012 at the Top of the Top festival in Poland Maria Ilieva met Tony Carreira, a multi platinum Portuguese singer-songwriter who invited her to record a duet for his upcoming album "Essencial" orchestrated by the London Symphonic Orchestra. "O Primeiro Grande Amor" is recorded in studio Guillaume Tell in Paris, the album became four times platinum within three months of its release.

In 2013 Maria released two in collaboration and one solo. "Wanna Be The Best" by KNAS and the Swedish hip-hop artist Bacardy featuring Maria Ilieva took over the clubs in Bulgaria and turns into a summer hit. "Igraya stilno", Maria's long anticipated solo single carries style. A remix by the Bulgarian musician/composer Dexter turned into a massive club hit. Maria's next project, the reggae hit; the song is a duet with Zafayah, part of the best Eastern European reggae band Roots Rocket. In 2014 Maria records a duet with the hottest hip-hop artist / beatmaker in the country – Krisko, their song "Vidimo dovolni" is the most rotated song for 2014 and the biggest Bulgarian internet hit of all times with over 18 million views on YouTube. Maria Ilieva is a judge on the first and third seasons of X factor. In 2011 she mentors the "Females" category with contestants Mihaela Fileva, Margarita Aleksieva – Mey, Stela Petrova. In 2013 Maria's team was the "Groups" – Gloria and Yanitsa Vasilevi, Lollipop and Vladi Dimitrovi and The New Way.

Maria's team in 2014 – the "Males" was the winning one with Miryan Kostadinov, Stanimir Marinov, Sabatin Gogov, Trayan Kostov and the winner Slavin Slavchev. In 2007 Maria Ilieva founded her new label to promote young Bulgarian talent called "Stereo Room"; this record label aims at promoting young talented singers from Bulgaria. Special auditions took place in the beginning of 2008 and the first artist – Krista – was selected, her debut single, "Tova, koeto iskash", went straight to No. 1 at all the national music charts and reached No. 2 on MTV Europe’s World Chart Express. The second artist produced by Stere

Cirilo Rodríguez Journalism Award

The Cirilo Rodríguez Journalism Award is an award given annually by the Segovia Press Association, in collaboration with the Federation of Journalist Associations of Spain. It "is destined to publicly recognize the best work of a correspondent or special envoy of a Spanish media outlet abroad" during the preceding year, the jury "can contemplate the trajectory of the candidate" throughout their professional career; the winner receives a prize of €6,000 and a glass trophy named Lente de la tierra, made by the Real Fábrica de Cristales de La Granja. Considered one of the most prestigious awards of its type in Spain, it was created in honor of the journalist Cirilo Rodríguez, has been held every year since its creation in 1984; the jury includes the presidents of APS and FAPE, the director of Radio Segovia, the previous year's winner. Journalists and communication companies are part of the jury, it is funded by public institutions of Segovia and its province. In recent years, winners have received an audience with the Prince or Princess of Asturias, Queen Letizia has accepted the honorary presidency of the award.

Awards page at the Federation of Journalist Associations of Spain

Leon Douglas

Leon Douglas is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA and other leagues. A 6–10 ft, 230 lb center at the University of Alabama, he was a four-time All-Southeastern Conference selection, the first Alabama player to achieve this distinction since Jerry Harper earned it in 1953–1956. Douglas was Alabama's first first round NBA Draft pick, selected fourth overall by the Detroit Pistons in 1976. Douglas played four years with the Pistons, He was considered one of the all-time top 5 worst draft picks by the organization, he joined the Kansas City Kings from 1980 to 1983. Douglas was a member of the Gold Medal 1976 United States Pan American Team that played in Mexico City, he played in the Italian league for more than a decade. Douglas' career led to his induction into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1995. Douglas spent the 2004–2006 seasons as the Head Men's Basketball Coach at Stillman College, where he led the Tigers to the 2005–2006 SIAC Tournament Championship, advancing to the NCAA DII basketball tournament.

Douglas led the Tuskegee University basketball program as the head men's basketball coach from 2006–2014. He led the Golden Tigers to success as his team were champions of the south region and advanced to the elite eight, the furthest an SIAC school has advanced in the NCAA Division II basketball tournament. Douglas was forced to resign in April 2014, he was hired at his 4th SIAC school as the men's head basketball coach. His SIAC Coaching Career ended April 2017 when he was fired from Miles College after his 3rd season as the Men's Head Basketball Coach. In 12 seasons as a head coach, he has a 173-176 record coaching at Stillman and Miles. NBA profile Retrieved June 15, 2015 Lega Basket Serie A profile Retrieved June 15, 2015