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Tanque Verde, Arizona

Tanque Verde is a suburban census-designated place in Pima County, United States, northeast of Tucson. The population was 16,195 at the 2000 census. Tanque Verde began as a small community, remote from Tucson, settled by ranchers arriving to the American West around the 1860s; the name of the area, which means "green tank," is a reference to the algae in a large and prominent stock water tank in the area in the late 19th century. The Tanque Verde Valley was used by a Native American tribe throughout the 19th century. Soldiers from Fort Lowell operated by the U. S. Army in the late 19th century frequented the Tanque Verde Valley. In 1886, the residents of the Tanque Verde valley established the Tanque Verde School District as the first significant political entity of the community; the army closed Fort Lowell in 1891, when some Hispanic immigrants from Baja California and Sonora saw the fort's buildings standing empty, they moved into the abandoned adobes. Soon they began farming the rich floodplain northeast of the fort, where Pantano Wash feeds into Tanque Verde Creek to form the Rillito, by the turn of the century the community they came to call El Fuerte was thriving.

Upstream from El Fuerte, in the canyons and nooks of the front range of the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Rincon range—the area they came to call Tanque Verde—Hispanic families with names like Escalante, Andrade, Lopez, Benitez, Telles and Gallegos began establishing homes and ranches. The self-sufficient community of homesteads thrived, but over time many of the smaller ranches were swallowed up by larger ones or sold to speculators. According to Frank Escalante, a descendant of Tanque Verde homesteaders, some non-Hispanic Americans robbed some of these families of their land titles and ranches by fraud or force; some Hispanics who became Mexican Americans after the Gadsden Purchase had limited understanding of English and a naivete regarding American property law four decades after the transition, made easy marks for the unscrupulous. The infamous Arizona Rangers sometimes enforced interlopers' property claims; the First World War brought a rise in the market for cotton and the value of farmland, still more of the original homesteaders felt pressured to sell.

The growth of Tucson and the demand for land for housing priced most of the remaining pioneers off their ranches. In 1989, Tanque Verde was the main site for the Nickelodeon program Hey Dude. By 2005, more than 1,600 students were enrolled in the school district's three schools, serving grades K-9; the Tanque Verde School District continues to register among the highest standardized test scores in Arizona. As the Tucson area increased population, the Tanque Verde Valley did as well, but at a much slower rate. Much of the land in Tanque Verde is in covenants dictating land-use policies; these covenants control growth and are considered by residents to ensure land preservation. By the 1960s, Tanque Verde had become a true suburb of Tucson. Tanque Verde has become an affluent community, with a significant equestrian presence. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, Tanque Verde has the highest median household incomes of any city or community in southern Arizona, one of the highest in Arizona. Tanque Verde is located at 32°16′17″N 110°45′6″W.

The Tanque Verde Valley is characterized by the Santa Catalina Mountains to the north, the Rincon Mountains to the east. The Tanque Verde Valley is traversed by Tanque Verde and Agua Caliente. According to the United States Census Bureau, Tanque Verde has a total area of 32.9 square miles, all of it land. The river system in Arizona, including in Tanque Verde, is threatened by the increased pumping and diversion of water from the rivers and streams for agriculture and domestic use. At the 2000 census, there were 16,195 people, 5,810 households and 4,903 families residing in Tanque Verde; the population density was 492.7 per square mile. There were 6,056 housing units at an average density of 184.3/sq mi. The racial makeup of Tanque Verde is 94.28% White, 0.70% Black or African American, 0.56% Native American, 1.30% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, 1.69% from two or more races. 7.29 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 5,810 households of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.3% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 15.6% were non-families.

12.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.01. 25.3% of the population were under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 35.1% from 45 to 64, 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. For every 100 females, there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males. The median household income was $80,530 and the median family income was $84,228. Males had a median income of $60,257 compared with $35,356 for females; the per capita income for Tanque Verde is $36,467. About 1.5% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over. The median resident age is v 37 in Pima County; the cost of living index is 91.3. The Tanque Verde area is served by two school districts: Tanque Verde Unified School District and Tucson Unified School District.

The two high schools in the area are Sabino High School and Tanque Verde High School

Wattled curassow

The wattled curassow is a threatened member of the family Cracidae, the curassows and chachalacas. It is found in remote rainforests in the western Amazon basin in South America. Males have black plumage, except for a white crissum, with curly feathers on the head and red bill ornaments and wattles. Females and juveniles are similar but lack the bill ornamentation and have a reddish-buff crissum area; the wattled curassow is the most ancient lineage of the southern Crax curassows. In captivity, it sometimes hybridises with the blue-billed curassow; the habitat of the wattled curassow is gallery forests and seasonally-flooded forests where it feeds in small groups on the ground. The diet is fruit, but invertebrates and some small vertebrates are opportunistically taken. Little is known of its breeding habits, but it is known that the nest is built of sticks and leaves and two eggs are laid; the population of this species is declining. It is threatened by loss of habitat, as the rainforest is progressively cleared, by hunting, the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as "endangered".

The wattled curassow is about 82–89 cm long, weighs around 2,500 g. It is a large curassow lacking the white tail-tips found in many of these birds. Males have black plumage all over except for the white crissum; the irides are dark brown. It has conspicuous crimson bill ornaments—a round red knob with bony core adorns the maxilla base, while the cere extends apically at least halfway under this knob and below the mandible base forms a small fleshy wattle. Females have black plumage just like the male. In some, the remiges and sometimes the wing coverts have faint brownish marbling, their bills and irides are blackish, but their feet and legs are a greyish flesh color. They lack the bill knob and wattles, their cere is bright orange-red. Young males have less well-developed facial ornaments with a more yellowish hue like females do; the hatchlings are covered in brown whitish down below. Adults look much like those of the red-billed curassow, whose males have only an indistinct maxilla knob, its females have a blackish cere, rather pale legs and feet, their wings—particularly the remiges—usually have distinct chestnut brown marbling.

The black curassow subspecies C. alector erythrognatha, found north of the Solimões, has a cere like the wattled curassow female, but its bill is lighter and the crissum is white in both sexes. Young C. globulosa males are confused with those of the yellow-knobbed curassows, but the latter has a white tail-margin and yellow bill wattle. All these similar species are allopatric however, with only C. a. erythrognatha occurring adjacent to the range of C. globulosa. The wattled curassow is one of the Crax species described in 1825 by Johann Baptist von Spix, its scientific name Crax globulosa can be translated as "knobbed curassow". Crax is a term for curassows introduced by Mathurin Jacques Brisson in his 1760s Ornithologia and adopted by Linnaeus as a genus name in the Systema naturae. Globulosa indicates the possession of one or more prominent round surface features; this bird, with its remarkable features, was subsequently described as new by several scientists who were unawares of von Spix' description.

It has no recognized subspecies. According to cladistic analysis of multisequence mtDNA data, the wattled curassow is the most ancient lineage of the southern Crax curassows, its origins date back some 6–5.5 mya ago when its ancestors became isolated in the western Amazon rainforest. Although a close relationship to the red-billed curassow has been proposed, the wattled curassow seems to be a quite basal lineage without close relatives; the similarity with the red-billed curassow seems to be due to the fact that these are the most ancient species of the southern lineage, retaining more plesiomorphies. Though externally still alike, the two species have vastly different calls and evolved, at about the same time, at opposite ends of the original southern Crax curassow's range. From captivity, hybrids with the blue-billed curassow are known; that species is one of the northern group of Crax. The yellow-knobbed curassows is closest to it, but regardless, they are quite distinct from the wattled curassow.

But viable hybrids are suspected to be possible between any two species of Cracidae. The color and shape of the bill ornaments of male Crax hybrids are not predicted, but character displacement would demand the eastern subspecies of the black curassow to have a red ornamentation, as no red-ornamented congeners occur in or near its range; the red cere of the western black curassow may well be due to occasional hybrid introgression of C. globulosa alleles, as it is unlikely that the Solimões is impassable to these birds. It has been found from the western and southwestern Amazon Basin of Brazil west to the Andes foothills of southeastern Colombia, eastern Ecuador and Peru, northern Bolivia, its area of occurrence is delimited by the Caquetá-Japurá, Solimões, Amazon and Madeira Rivers, the 300 meter contour line towards the Andes. But its precise distribution is little-known.

Happy Pills (song)

"Happy Pills" is a song by the American singer-songwriter Norah Jones. It is the lead single from her fifth studio album Little Broken Hearts and was released digitally on March 6, 2012. Written by Jones and co-written and produced by Brian Burton, it tells the story of Jones emancipating herself from a relationship and finding that she is better off alone. Musically, it is a bluesy song with a playful pop sound, it received positive reviews, with many critics complimenting its style and the chemistry between Jones and Burton. "Happy Pills" was produced by Brian Burton. The song surprised Burton from the moment they wrote it. Jones called it "too much fun," saying that they "couldn't stop singing it" and while they didn't know if it would fit on the record, once they listened to the song "it had to be there."The song revolves around a breakup as Jones admits to be feeling good about not having to deal with her lover anymore. One lyric pleads, "Would you please just let me go now?" Addressing a man who crushed her feelings.

The song has been described as "upbeat" and "jazzy". On February 28, 2012, Jones premiered "Happy Pills" on her Facebook page via SoundCloud. After she announced that she would be performing at SXSW in 2012, she added that she would perform the single for the first time at that event. Jones has performed the song on the Late Show with David Letterman, Later... with Jools Holland and Good Morning America. Becky Bain of Idolator described the song as "a sunny, languid tune". In a second review, Bain said that it "is a lethargic but lovely lark of a song." Simon Vozick-Levinson from Rolling Stone wrote that her voice is "breezy" and that "breaking up never sounded so fun." Glenn Gamboa from Newsday called the track "stellar" and wrote that the song "shows how Jones is still looking to stretch musically, while maintaining her core appeal, is destined to be in heavy rotation at cafes near you." Ray Rahman from Entertainment Weekly wrote that "the song is a simple, pop-leaning number that makes us that much more excited about Jones’ comeback year."Chris Coplan from Consequence of Sound wrote that "the track features a bluesy guitar line as filtered through an ’80s pop sensibility, with vocals that are equal parts cooing sex kitten and retro soul songbird."

Katherine St Asaph, a writer of "Pop Dust", wrote that "her vocals are serviceable and better" and that the song "is neither to alienate fans or placate those with words for Come Away With Me. It’s what a Norah Jones record would sound like in the current alt-pop climate, where breezy does better than torchy." A lyric video for the track was released on March 5, 2012. The official music video, directed by Isaiah Seret, premiered on VH1 on April 6, 2012. According to "Under the Gun" the video features Jones crooning about the feeling of being in love against visuals of simple elegance and grace. Jones told VH1. It’s more like a murder-thriller. A thriller!" Norah Jones – piano, electric guitar & vocals Brian Burton – drums & synthesizer Dan Elkan – electric guitar Johnathan Hischke – bass guitar Blake Mills – electric guitar Todd Monfalcone – electric guitar Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics


Pekpol is a corporate group of enterprises specialised in the food industry of meat products, with its headquarters based in Ława near Ostrołęka in Poland. The company handles the production and distribution of bacon and thick kiełbasa and mortadella, deli meats and block meat products. Zakłady Mięsne Pekpol Ostrołęka was founded in 1974. Since its foundation, the production process has been modernised and has become automatised; the production plants dispose of an advanced mechanisation process including a red meat cutting-up belt, a line for lunch meat slicing as well as a line for the packaging of products. The firm offers meat produce in 190 different varieties. Pekpol Ostrołęka products cover the entire Polish market, merchandising in local and retail stores: Makro, Intermarché and Netto. Apart from the national market, the company exports around the European market, inter alia in Estonia, France, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic as well as in Lithuania and Hungary. Pekpol Ostrołęka holds the following certificate regulations for standards of quality control: British Retail Consortium, International Food Standard and HACCP.

Kurpiowskie - kiełbasa, pork chop, bacon, pâté, rejbak and lard. Ready Chicken and Ready Pork - pork hock, chicken wings, quarter-chicken, hock-with-bone and snack-size kabanosy. Prosciutto - Krotoszyn pork chop, boiled pork ham, village ham, mammoth ham, Ostrołęka ham, canned ham, block canned ham, Sopot prosciutto, bacon rouladen, vented bacon, smoked Dutch bacon, steamed Dutch bacon, sliced bacon, pork chop rouladen, garlic rouladen, vented pork chop, vented ham, hetman ham, Cygańska ham, conserved bacon. Kiełbasa Sausages and baloney Poultry products Cold cuts Dziarskie Jarskie / Ready Vege - celery pâté, lentil and carrot pâté, chickpea pâté, red bean pâté. Roast produce Oak roasted produce - oaken prosciutto, dry Krakowska kiełbasa, Podwawelska kiełbasa, scorched biała kiełbasa, kabanosy in a variety of spiced variants, village kiełbasa. Block and lunch meat products Meat products

Gertrud Ahlgren

Gertrud Olofsdotter Ahlgren, known under the name Hejnumskäringen, was a noted Swedish cunning woman, active on Gotland in 1813–1870. She is a well-known figure in the folklore of Gotland. Ahlgren was born in Hejnum as a descendant of the famous cunning woman Brita Biörn, she succeeded her mother, Greta Olofsdotter Enderberg, as cunning woman in 1813, was like her, known under the name Hejnumskäringen. She lived in a small cottage at a three-way crossing east of Hejnum church, she assisted her mother and replaced her when she stopped working in 1813, continued herself until her eyesight begun to deteriorate in 1870. Mother and daughter were both known for their herbal medicines, but were attributed magical powers. In a Letter to the editor in Wisby Weckoblad in 1836, the local doctor in Visby, Andreas Andrée, critically described her and her mother's activity in a warning against cunning women in general: "The cunning woman of Gotland: The Crown of them all, the so called Hejnum Crone and daughter, has for many years without protest continued their fraudulent Confidence trick...

Should you ask who these wise women are, you will find them to be from the worst class of people, rough and ill reputed females..."Despite the fact that legitimate medical doctors started to become more accessible to the public, Ahlgren herself commented on her own success and popularity with the words: "The doctors cure by new, illnesses are old and I cure by old ". Wall, Jan-Inge. Hon var en gång tagen under jorden-: visionsdikt och sjukdomsbot i gotländska trolldomsprocesser = Once she was taken into the earth-: visionary tales and healing in Gotland witchcraft trials. Skrifter / utgivna genom Dialekt- och folkminnesarkivet i Uppsala. Ser. B, Folkminnen och folkliv, 0348-4483. Uppsala: Dialekt- och folkminnesarkivet. Libris 7750067. ISBN 91-85540-44-7

Jorge Rodríguez (politician)

Jorge Jesús Rodríguez Gómez is a Venezuelan politician and psychiatrist, Vice President of Venezuela from January 2007 to January 2008, served as Mayor of the Libertador Bolivarian Municipality from 2008-2017. He is the brother of the current Vice President, he was born in Barquisimeto. His father was tortured to death by police in the 1970s. Prior to his appointment as Vice-President, Rodríguez had been the chief of Venezuela's National Electoral Council. On January 3, 2007 President Hugo Chávez announced that Rodríguez would be the next Vice President, replacing José Vicente Rangel, he was sworn in on January 8, two days before Chávez's swearing in for his next term as president. Rodríguez studied medicine at the Central University of Venezuela. After graduating, he studied psychiatry at the UCV and community clinical psychology at the Andrés Bello Catholic University, he headed the government's campaign in favor of a group of constitutional amendments in the December 2007 referendum. Following the defeat of the referendum, Chávez announced on January 3, 2008 that he was replacing Rodríguez with Ramón Carrizales the Minister of Housing.

Chávez said that Rodríguez would concentrate on developing the new United Socialist Party of Venezuela. In the November 2008 regional elections, Rodríguez was elected as Mayor of the Libertador District in Caracas. On 11 May 2017, his daughter Lucía Rodríguez was kicked out of the SAE Institute in Australia after Venezuelan expats protested near the campus during the 2017 Venezuelan protests. Rodríguez is banned from entering neighboring Colombia; the Colombian government maintains a list of people banned from entering Colombia or subject to expulsion. On 22 September 2017, Canada sanctioned Rodríguez due to rupture of Venezuela's constitutional order following the 2017 Venezuelan Constituent Assembly election; the United States sanctioned Rodriguez on 25 September 2018 for his efforts in solidifying President Maduro's power in Venezuela. Jorge Rodríguez Gómez