Tiraspol is internationally recognised as the second largest city in Moldova, but is the capital and administrative centre of the unrecognised Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. The city is located on the eastern bank of the Dniester River. Tiraspol is a regional hub such as furniture and electrical goods production; the modern city of Tiraspol was founded by the Russian generalissimo Alexander Suvorov in 1792, although the area had been inhabited for thousands of years by varying ethnic groups. The city celebrates its anniversary every year on October 14; the toponym consists of two ancient Greek words: Τύρας, the Ancient name for the Dniester River, polis, i.e. a city. Tyras spelled Tiras, was a colony of the Greek city Miletus founded about 600 BC, situated some 10 kilometres from the mouth of the Tiras River. Of no great importance in early times, in the 2nd century BC it fell under the dominion of indigenous kings whose names appear on its coins, it was destroyed by the Thracian Getae about 50 BC.

In 56 AD the Romans made it part of the colonial province of Lower Moesia. A series of its coins exist. Soon after the time of the latter, the city was destroyed again, this time by the invasion of the Goths, its government was in the hands of a senate, a popular assembly and a registrar. The images on its coins from this period suggest a trade in wheat and fish; the few inscriptions extant are concerned with trade. Such ancient archeological remains are scanty, as the city site was built over by the great medieval fortress of Monocastro or Akkerman. During the Middle Ages, the area around Tiraspol was a buffer zone between the Tatars and the Moldavians, inhabited by both ethnic groups; the Russian Empire conquered its way to the Dniester River, taking territory from the Ottoman Empire. In 1792 the Russian army built fortifications to guard the western border near a Moldavian village named Sucleia. Field Marshal Alexander Suvorov is considered the founder of modern Tiraspol; the city took its name from the Greek name of the Dniester River on which it stands.

In 1828 the Russian government established a customs house in Tiraspol to try to suppress smuggling. The customs house was subordinated to the chief of the Odessa customs region, it began operations with 14 employees. They inspected shipments of bread, oil, sugar and other goods. After the Russian Revolution, the Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic was created in Ukraine in 1924, with Balta as its capital; the republic had Romanian and Russian as its official languages. Its capital was moved in 1929 to Tiraspol, which remained the capital of the Moldavian ASSR until 1940. In 1940, following the secret provisions of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, the USSR forced Romania to cede Bessarabia, it integrated Tiraspol, until part of the Ukrainian SSR, into the newly formed Moldavian SSR. On August 7, 1941, following the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union, the city was taken over by Romanian troops. During the occupation, Tiraspol was under Romanian administration. During that period all of its Jewish population died: they were slain in situ or deported to German Nazi death camps, where they were murdered.

In 1941 before the occupation, the newspaper Dnestrovskaya Pravda was founded by the Tiraspol City Council of popular deputies. This is the oldest periodical publication in the region. On April 12, 1944, the city was retaken by the Red Army and became again part of Moldavian SSR. On January 27, 1990, the citizens in Tiraspol passed a referendum declaring the city as an independent territory; the nearby city of Bendery declared its independence from Moldova. As the Russian-speaking independence movement gained momentum, some local governments banded together to resist pressure from the Moldovan government for nationalization. On September 2, 1990, Tiraspol was proclaimed the capital of the new Pridnestrovian Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic; the new republic was not recognized by Soviet authorities. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the territory east of the Dniester River declared independence as the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, with Tiraspol as its capital, it was not recognized by the international community.

On July 1, 2005, the Lucian Blaga Lyceum, a high school with Romanian as its language of instruction, was registered as a Transnistrian non-governmental establishment. The registration of six Romanian language schools has been the subject of negotiations with the government since 2000; the tension increased in the summer of 2004, when the Transnistrian authorities forcibly closed the schools that used the Moldovan language in the Latin script. According to the official PMR view, this is considered as Romanian. Moldovan, written in the Cyrillic script, is one of the three official languages in the PMR; some economic measures and counter-measures were taken on both banks of the Dniester. Tensions have been expressed in terrorist incidents. On July 6, 2006, an explosion, believed to be caused by a bomb, killed at least eight people in a minibus. On August 13, 2006, a grenade explosion in a trolleybus injured ten. Tiraspol features a humid continental climate that borders an oceanic climate and has transitional features of the humid subtropical climate due to its warm summers.

Summers are mild, with average monthly temperatures at around 21 °C in July a

Ricky's Tacos

"Ricky's Tacos" is the seventh episode of the American television police procedural supernatural drama Awake. It aired on NBC on April 12, 2012; the teleplay of the episode was written by executive producer Howard Gordon and Evan Katz, from a story by series creator Kyle Killen. "Ricky's Tacos" earned a Nielsen rating of 0.9, being watched by 2.68 million viewers in its initial broadcast. The episode has received positive reviews, with critics commenting on its storylines; the show centers on Michael Britten, a detective living in two separate realities after a car accident. In one reality, in which he wears a red wristband, his wife Hannah Britten survived the accident, in another reality, in which he wears a green wristband, his son Rex Britten survived. In this episode, Britten goes to Ricky's Tacos, where the voice at the drive-thru says that he cannot go to Portland, "it all starts with the Westfield case". However, he fails to find anything unusual about the case. Britten and Bird deal with a case with a girl who had died off a hotel ledge.

Soon after, they find out that, the father John Ferris had been sexually assaulting her and her younger daughter. This had caused the daughter to get pregnant, she had looked for a good guy to raise her, before she committed suicide, due to this. Meanwhile, in the "red reality", Britten and Efrem Vega deal with a case with a dead man Pablo, they find out that his brother Jose Cabrera had killed him and took his identity. Captain Tricia Harper and Captain Carl Kessel discuss Britten's accident. "Ricky's Tacos" continued key thematic elements to the series that were introduced in "The Little Guy", the second episode of the series. The themes of the episode were criticized by The A. V. Club and HitFix; the installment is rated TV-14 on television in the United States. Michael Britten is with his wife Hannah in the "red reality" talking to a real estate agent about selling their house and moving to Oregon. Britten stops at Ricky's Tacos to order at the drive thru speaker, he hears the attendant say Britten cannot move until he solves the Westfield case.

However, when Michael replies, the attendant has no idea. Britten discovers that it is abandoned, he talks to the owner, explains that he was investigating a case there four months ago. The owner says that he is now leasing out the space and he does not know where the previous distribution owners went. While Britten is searching, he finds a Ricky's Tacos bag in the unit. In the "green reality", he speaks to Dr. Judith Evans, who claims that his subconscious is trying to stop their move to Oregon. Britten states. At the station, Britten speaks to Bird about the case. Britten starts to go to the records room. However, the detectives are sent on a new case. Sabrina Ferris jumped to her death from a hotel room, landed on a car, they speak to Tim Wax. He explains that they were lab partners and Sabrina invited him over to study and he did, they had sex, shortly after, Sabrina jumped off the ledge. Sabrina's father John tries to attack Wax. Back at the station, Dr. Banks warns Britten that they found signs of rape.

Britten talks to Tim in the interrogation room. After transferring into the "red reality", Britten speaks to Captain Tricia Harper about the storage unit, however she wants him to work on cases that have not been closed. Efrem Vega and Britten investigate at a hotel site, being cleared for new construction; the workers found a man buried in the foundation. Banks shows them the corpse, which has a fractured skull. Banks has managed to identify the victim as Pablo Cabrera. Britten speaks to his brother Jose, notices a tattoo of the college logo of Tioga College in the other reality, on Jose's arm. Back in the "green reality", Britten goes to the impound lot and finds the parking pass with the tiger logo. At the station, he tells Bird that it was stamped two days ago and Sabrina drove 300 miles there and back without telling anyone. Britten decides to drive to San Diego, at the college, Michael goes the room of the ex, Chris Chapman to break the news, Chapman noted that Sabrina had diary with she kept all personal information.

Britten and Bird observe. In the "red reality", Michael drives back to Westfield Distribution and discovers that the doors are locked to look for more evidence, unaware that Detective Ed Hawkins is watching him. Hawkins notifies Captain Carl Kessel, Kessel phones Harper to speak about it. Vega and Britten does not recognize Pablo. In the "green reality", Britten goes to the distribution center, who tells him what he said in the "green reality". Bird calls to tell Michael that the autopsy report shows that Sabrina was four weeks pregnant when she killed herself; the partners go to see John at his home and explain that new information has come up revealing that Sabrina was pregnant. The father takes them to the bedroom to find the Michael notices something in a dresser, he asks John to get him a glass of water and shows Bird how the dresser was mo

Southland Province

The Southland Province was a province of New Zealand from March 1861, when it split from Otago Province, until 1870, when it rejoined Otago. When provinces were formed in 1853, the southern part of New Zealand belonged to Otago Province. Settlers in Murihiku, the southernmost part of the South Island purchased from Māori in 1853 by Walter Mantell, petitioned the government for separation from Otago. Petitioning started in 1857, the Province of Southland was proclaimed in 1861, it was named Southland despite the wishes of Māori, who preferred Murihiku. The province started to accumulate debt. By the late 1860s, most settlers wanted to become part of the Otago Province again, this was achieved in 1870; the province was much smaller than the present day Southland region. The area was bounded by the Mataura River, the Waiau River, a line from Eyre Peak to Lake Manapouri. Stewart Island was added to the area; the capital and largest settlement of Southland Province was Invercargill. The Southland Province began a number of railway projects.

The branch to Bluff opened on 5 February 1867. It was built to international standard gauge of 1,435 mm, wider than the national gauge of 1,067 mm gauge; when the central government passed legislation setting a single standard for track gauges, the line was converted to the new gauge in a single day, 18 December 1875. The railway became part of the New Zealand Railways Department. Founded: 1 April 1861 New Zealand law provides an anniversary day for each province; the Southland Province had three Superintendents: 1861 Breaks away from Otago Province 1870 Reunited with Otago A page containing a map of the old provincial boundaries is available here