Santervás de Campos is a municipality located in the province of Valladolid, Castile and León, Spain. As of 2009, the municipality has a population of 137 inhabitants and is known as the birthplace of Juan Ponce de León. Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño, during a trade mission to Spain, presided over a ceremony there on January 21, 2011 commemorating the Quincentennial of the Governorship of Ponce de León, the United States territory's first Governor and discoverer of Florida and the continental United States, in which a statue of that municipality's famous explorer was unveiled. Juan Ponce de León, Spanish explorer, one of the first explorers of Florida, conqueror & first governor of Puerto Rico. Francisco de Villagra: conquistador and 3-time governor of Chile. Bartolomé Santos de Risoba: Almería, León y Sigüenza. Cuisine of the province of Valladolid
Brunswick stew is a dish involving a tomato base, local beans and small game meat, though today chicken. The origins of the stew are unknown; the states of Virginia and Georgia both make claims for originating the stew, in addition to claims of a German origin. Recipes for Brunswick stew vary but it is a tomato-based stew, containing various types of lima beans/butter beans, corn and other vegetables, one or more types of meat. Claims regarding authentic preparation call for squirrel, rabbit or possum meat, but chicken is most used in modern versions; some versions have a distinctly smoky taste. Eastern North Carolina Brunswick Stew has potatoes. Eastern Virginia Brunswick Stew tends to be thinner, with less smoky flavor; the main differences between the Georgia and Virginia versions have been the types of meat used. Tradition favors squirrel in early versions of both; the Virginia version tends to favor chicken as the primary meat, along with rabbit. The Georgia version tends to favor beef; as there is no "official" recipe for Brunswick stew, it is possible to find chicken, pork and other types of meat included in the same recipe.
North Carolina natives have been known for their unique concoction thick and tomato based, using chicken chunks and pulled Eastern North Carolina–style barbecue as the meat. Squirrel Brunswick stew instructions are found in James Beard's American Cookery. Brunswick County and the city of Brunswick, both claim to be the origin of the stew. A plaque on an old iron pot in Brunswick, says the first Brunswick stew was made in it on July 2, 1898, on nearby St. Simons Island. A competing story claims a Virginia state legislator's chef invented the recipe in 1828 on a hunting expedition. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, in her Cross Creek Cookery, wrote that the stew, said to have been one of Queen Victoria's favorites, may have come from Braunschweig, traditionally known as "Brunswick" in British English. List of stews A Georgia Brunswick stew recipe Brunswick stew at New Georgia Encyclopedia
Svetlana Olegovna Abrosimova is a Russian basketball player who has played in college, the Olympics, in professional leagues. She most played for the Seattle Storm in the Women's National Basketball Association, she is called by her nickname, "Svet" or "Sveta". Abrosimova was born in Soviet Union, to Oleg and Ludmilla Abrosimov, her father Oleg works as a welder in a shipyard and her older sister, was a professional ballroom dancer. While attending school she was trained for the Soviet Olympic team, she was named the MVP of the 1996 European Basketball Championship, averaging 18 points, six rebounds and three assists per game. She was a member of all-star teams that won the 1995 and 1996 European Championship. Abrosimova was a member of the Russian national basketball team that placed sixth at the 2000 Summer Olympics and won a silver medal in the 1998 Basketball World Championship. In her freshman season at the University of Connecticut, Abrosimova's team went 28–2 in the regular season, losing only to Tennessee and Rutgers.
The team went on to win the Big East Tournament, avenging the loss to Rutgers by beating Rutgers in the tournament championship. The team won their first three NCAA games, but Abrosimova was injured in the regional final against NC State, the team lost, ending their season. After a standout collegiate career, which included an NCAA national collegiate title in 2000, Abrosimova was selected in the first round by the Minnesota Lynx during the 2001 WNBA Draft despite a foot injury, she was a 3-time Kodak first team All-American while at UConn. Svetlana was a member of the inaugural class of inductees to the University of Connecticut women's basketball "Huskies of Honor" recognition program, she was unable to attend the ceremony in 2006 to honor her. However, UConn inducted the 2001–02 team into the Huskies of Honor on 29 December 2011. Abrosimova was a graduate assistant, she flew in from Russia to be part of the ceremony, the school reprised her 2006 induction, covering up the plaque with her player number unveiling it as she was introduced.
While still a junior in college, Abrosimova played for her native Russian Olympic team at the 2000 Summer Olympics, where her team finished sixth. She won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics. Like many other WNBA players, Abrosimova has played in various professional teams and leagues during the offseason. Following the Olympics she was signed by the WNBA's Connecticut Sun for the remainder of the 2008 season, she plays for Ekaterinburg in her native Russia during the 2008–09 WNBA off-season. Abrosimova helped the Seattle Storm win their second championship in 2010. Connecticut Huskies women's basketball List of Connecticut women's basketball players with 1000 points Svetlana Abrosimova WNBA Player Profile Svetlana Abrosimova WNBA stats Svetlana Abrosimova Fan discussion group Svetlana Abrosimova University of Connecticut player profile