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South Florida

South Florida is a region of the U. S. state of Florida, comprising the southernmost part of the state. It is one of Florida's three most referred to "directional" regions, the others being Central Florida and North Florida, it includes the populous Miami metropolitan area, the Florida Keys, other localities. South Florida is the only part of the continental United States with a tropical climate; as with all vernacular regions, South Florida has no official boundaries or status and is defined differently by different sources. A 2007 study of Florida's regions by Ary Lamme and Raymond K. Oldakowski found that Floridians surveyed identified "South Florida" as comprising the southernmost sections of peninsular Florida; that area includes the Miami metropolitan area, the Florida Keys, the interior region known as the Glades. Additionally, Southwest Florida, representing the state's southern Gulf Coast, has emerged as a directional vernacular region; some respondents from as far northwest as the southern Tampa Bay area identified their region as being in South Florida rather than Southwest or Central Florida.

Enterprise Florida, the state's economic development agency, identifies "Southeast Florida" as one of eight economic regions used by the agency and other state and outside entities, including the Florida Department of Transportation. Some entities alternately designate this region "South Florida", its definition includes much of the same territory as Lamme and Oldakowski's report as well as additional area. It includes Monroe County and the three metropolitan counties of Miami-Dade and Palm Beach, as well as the three "Treasure Coast" counties of Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin to the north; the demographics of South Florida residents can be segmented as following: Over 87.2% of all foreigners residing in South Florida come from Latin America. Largest cities in South Florida by population: The Miami accent is a regional accent of the American English dialect spoken in South Florida in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Monroe counties; the accent was born in central Miami, but has expanded to the rest of South Florida in the decades since the 1960s.

The Miami accent is most prevalent in American-born South Floridian youth. The Miami accent is based on a standard American accent but with some changes similar to dialects in the Mid-Atlantic Unlike Virginia Piedmont, Coastal Southern American, Northeast American dialects, the "Miami accent" is rhotic. Lamme and Oldakowski identify several demographic and cultural elements that characterize South Florida and distinguish it from other areas of the state. Many of its differences appear to be driven by its proportionately higher level of migration from the northern U. S. states and from the Caribbean and Latin America in the densely populated Miami area. Politically, South Florida is more liberal than the rest of the state. While less than 10% of people in either North or Central Florida felt their area was liberal, over a third of South Floridians described their region as such. 38% characterized the area as conservative. This tracks with South Florida's demographics, Lamme and Oldakowski's findings parallel Barney Warf and Cynthia Waddell's research on Florida's political geography during the 2000 Presidential election.

The economy in South Florida is similar to that in Central Florida. Compared to the more diversified economy in North Florida, tourism is by far the most significant industry in South and Central Florida, with a much smaller but vibrant agricultural industry. Lamme and Oldakowski's survey found some cultural indicators distinguishing South Florida. South Florida is the only region of the state where ethnic foods are as popular as general American cuisine. Additionally, while there was little geographical variation for most styles of music, there was regional variation for both country and Latin music. Country was less popular in South Florida than in North or Central Florida, while Latin was more popular than in the other regions; the Anthony J. Catanese Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions at Florida Atlantic University notes the unusual growth pattern of South Florida. Unlike many areas with centralized cities surrounded by development, most of South Florida is preserved natural area and designated agricultural reserves, with development restricted to a dense, narrow strip along the coast.

The developed area is urbanized and continuous and decentralized, with no particular dominant core cities. The center projects this pattern to continue in the future. Over time, there have been numerous proposals for partitioning the state of Florida to form a separate state of South Florida; such proposals have been made as political statement rather than serious attempts at secession. Reasons stated are cultural, ethnic and financial frustrations with the state government in Tallahassee, in North Florida. In 2008, the North Lauderdale City Commission passed a resolution calling for a new state of South Florida to be formed from Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. In 2014, the City of South Miami passed a resolution in favor of splitting the state in half, with a northern boundary drawn to include the counties of Brevard, Polk and Pinellas. In total, the proposed State of South Florida would have included 24 counties. Miam

Blaze of Silver

Blaze of Silver is a 2007 young adult historical novel by K M Grant and the final book in the De Granville Trilogy. The book was released on April 3, 2007 by Puffin Books in the UK and Walker Children's in the US; the book takes place shortly after the events in Green Jasper and follows Will, Ellie and Hosanna as they try to deliver the ransom for King Richard. This proves to be difficult, as the leader of the Assassins is seeking revenge against Kamil and is willing to organize a huge betrayal to do so. Critical reception for the book was mixed. Booklist wrote that the book's portrayal of horses was one of its highlights, but that "the author's shifting focus makes it hard to decide just who the protagonist is"; the School Library Journal gave a positive review, stating that the book was "satisfying, though somewhat contrived"

Ramazan Emeev

Ramazan Dadaevich Emeev is a Russian mixed martial artist of Avar heritage. He is Combat Sambo World Champion who fights in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Former M-1 Global middleweight champion. Ramazan Emeev was born on May 20, 1987 in Dylym village, Kazbekovsky district, Soviet Union in a devout Sunni Muslim family of Avar origin, he started to train in freestyle wrestling at 6 years under Ali Iskhakov. In 2004 he studied in "Dagestan State University of National Economy". In 2005 he joined the MMA club Gorets under Shamil Alibatyrov, he won the Dagestan national pankration championship the world combat sambo title. At M-1 Global Emeev has a record of 9–1 and was middleweight champion, he beat Bellator MMA veteran Vyacheslav Vasilevsky, Mario Miranda, Luigi Fioravanti, Maiquel Falcao and Anatoly Tokov. Emeev signed his UFC contract on 28 May 2017. Emeev was expected to face Trevor Smith on October 21, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Till. However, Smith pulled out of the fight on 6 October was replaced by Sam Alvey.

At the weigh ins, Alvey missed the middleweight limit of 185 pounds. As a result, his bout with Alvey was changed to a catchweight and Alvey was fined 20% of his purse. Emeev won the fight via unanimous decision. Emeev faced Alberto Mina at welterweight bout on 12 May 2017 at UFC 224, he won the fight via unanimous decision. Emeev was expected to face Cláudio Silva on September 15, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 136. However, Silva pulled out of the fight in early-September citing a lower back injury. Emeev faced promotional newcomer Stefan Sekulić, he won the fight by unanimous decision with the scoreboard of. Emeev was scheduled to face Michel Prazeres at UFC on ESPN+ 3. However, on February 4, 2019 it was reported. A bout with Cláudio Silva was rescheduled and was expected to take place on August 3, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 5. In turn, Emeev was removed from this event due to alleged visa issues, that restricted his travel to the United States, he was replaced by promotional newcomer Cole Williams. Emeev faced Anthony Rocco Martin on November 9, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 21.

He lost the fight via unanimous decision. Emeev was scheduled to face Tim Means on February 15, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 167. However, Emeev was removed from the bout in late-January for undisclosed reasons and replaced by Daniel Rodriguez. M-1 Global M-1 Challenge Middleweight Championship Ramazan Emeev at UFC Professional MMA record for Ramazan Emeev from Sherdog