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Veracruz

Veracruz, formally Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave the Free and Sovereign State of Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, is one of the 32 states which comprise the Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided in 212 municipalities and its capital city is Xalapa-Enríquez. Veracruz is bordered by the states of Tamaulipas to the north, San Luis Potosí and Hidalgo to the west, Puebla to the southwest and Chiapas to the south, Tabasco to the southeast. On its east, Veracruz has a significant share of the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico; the state is noted for its mixed indigenous populations. Its cuisine reflects the many cultural influences that have come through the state because of the importance of the port of Veracruz. In addition to the capital city, the state's largest cities include Veracruz, Coatzacoalcos, Córdoba, Minatitlán, Poza Rica, Boca Del Río and Orizaba; the full name of the state is Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave. Veracruz was named after the city of Veracruz, called the Villa Rica de la Vera Cruz.

The suffix is in honor of Ignacio de la Llave y Segura Zevallos, the governor of Veracruz from 1861 to 1862. The state's seal was authorized by the state legislature in 1954, adapting the one used for the port of Veracruz and created by the Spanish in the early 16th century. Yango, a city formed by escaped black slaves brought by Colonial Spain, ran to the mountains, escaping plantations and lived with the indigious people there; the song, La Bamba was sang by these escapees which tormented Mexico City with uprisings and attacks to haciendas leading to the elimination of slavery in this area, years before the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth rock. The enormous mountain range behind Veracruz lowlands gave rise to independent communities and became home to escaped ex-slaves who mixed with the indigenous people. In the late 1500s more slaves fled to these mountains; the most memorable war, fought by Gaspar Yanga, a slave from Gabon, led to a revolt and a new found mountain civilization. Yango led raids along the Camino Real pass between Mexico City.

In January 1609, the Viceroy of Spain sent royal troops to crush Yanga's rebels. After negotiations and vicious battles, a truce was reached. In 1918, the Yangans agreed to move to a town closer to the lowlands where they could be policed the town of “San Lorenzo de los Negros” was born in Veracruz renamed “Yanga,” in 1956. A visit to Veracruz reveals its African-identity on its denizens skin with its dark, “negrito” tone expose their African roots; some Mexicans are unaware or avoid speaking about Afro-descendancy: Afro-Mexican, Afro-mestizo or “jarocho,” a term used in and outside Veracruz document this blended cultural legacy, showcased in street names and food, all culled from its African roots. Https://pulitzercenter.org/reporting/afro-mexicans-fight-visibility-and-recognition, http://www.johntoddjr.com/86%20Yanga/yanga01.htm The state is a crescent-shaped strip of land wedged between the Sierra Madre Oriental to the west and the Gulf of Mexico to the east. Its total area is 78,815 km2, accounting for about 3.7% of Mexico's total territory.

It stretches about 650 km north to south, but its width varies from between 212 km to 36 km, with an average of about 100 km in width. Veracruz shares common borders with the states of Tamaulipas and Chiapas, Puebla and San Luis Potosí. Veracruz has 690 km of coastline with the Gulf of Mexico; the natural geography can be categorized into nine regions: The Sierra de Zongolica, the Tecolutla Region, the Huayacocotla Region, the Metlac River area, the Tuxtlas Region, the Central Region, the Laguna del Castillo Region, the Pueblo Viejo-Tamiahua Region and the Laguna de Alvarado Region. The topography changes drastically, rising from the narrow coastal plains to the highlands of the eastern Sierra Madre. Elevation varies from sea level to the Pico de Orizaba, Mexico's highest peak at 5,636 m above sea level; the coast consists of low sandy strips interspersed with tidewater lagoons. Most of the long coastline is narrow and sandy with unstable dunes, small shifting lagoons and points; the mountains are of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt.

Mountain ranges include the Sierra de Topila, Sierra de Otontepec, Sierra de Huayacocotla, Sierra de Coxquihui, Sierra de Chiconquiaco, Sierra de Jalacingo, Sierra de Axocuapan, Sierra de Huatusco, Sierra de Zongolica and the Sierra de Los Tuxtla. Major peaks include Pico de Orizaba, Cofre de Perote, Cerro de Tecomates, Cerro del Vigía Alta and Cerro de 3 Tortas; the Pico de Orizaba is covered in snow year round. Major valleys include the Acultzingo, Córdoba, Maltrata and San Andrés. More than 40 rivers and tributaries provide water for irrigation and hydroelectric power. All of the rivers and streams that cross the state begin in the Sierra Madre Oriental or in the Central Mesa, flowing east to the Gulf of Mexico; the important ones include: Actopan River, Acuatempan river, Río Blanco, Cazones River, Coatzacoalcos River, Río de La Antigua, Hueyapan River, Jamapa River, Nautla River, Pánuco River, Papaloapan River, Tecolutla River, Tonalá River, Tuxpan Riv

Indigo (film)

Indigo is a 2003 American fantasy drama film produced and directed by Stephen Deutsch. The film deals with the supposed phenomenon of "indigo children" — a set of children alleged to have certain "special psychological and spiritual attributes", its release was sponsored by the Spiritual Cinema Circle, a DVD club that mails spiritually themed films to subscribers each month. At the beginning of the story Ray Talloway is a construction manager whose business is near bankruptcy, his semi-estranged daughter Cheryl quarrels with him on the slightest pretext, while her husband Alex is one of a small group of minor criminals. Cheryl and Alex have one daughter, the indigo child of the story, who reunites the family. One night, Alex takes Cheryl to a "party" that promises something exciting to happen to the participants. Cheryl is worried by leaving Grace alone in the car. A few minutes a police detachment arrests every one of the criminals. Grace, asleep in the car and sees her mother taken to prison.

Ray, asleep at home, receives a call from the police station informing him of his daughter's arrest. He goes to the police station, arriving deep in telephone conversation with one of his business partners, who warns him of protest by environmentalists at the site of one of his latest projects; this causes him to drive to the site. The sight of the crowd protesting his efforts to eradicate a forest to make room for a new highway, combined with the effect of having his daughter arrested, causes him to experience a small nervous breakdown. Here, the film jumps ahead five years. In the interim, Ray has lost his job and is living at home alone, as the owner of a old car, on the verge of disintegration. Cheryl has been in jail for possession of illegal drugs though she is innocent. Ray bailed her out of prison. Grace is living in a children's home superintended by a nurse. Alex has fled to Canada, has not appeared since. A visit by her lawyer leaves Cheryl afraid for Grace's safety, the lawyer having intimated that Alex might kidnap Grace in exchange for money he believes to be in Cheryl's possession.

After this scene is over, viewers see the lawyer accepting a bribe. Cheryl, who has not seen this, calls Ray asking; when he arrives, Cheryl tells him of the lawyer's information and asks him to retrieve Grace and take care of her until Cheryl is released on parole. Ray does so, out of a sense of duty towards his daughter and guilt at being an inadequate father and grandfather. Upon her reappearance, Grace is revealed to have developed her supermundane abilities to the point where they are unsettling to Ray, who unceremoniously kidnaps her with her consent and aid. Having escaped, the two meet with Ray's girlfriend Sally. Ray and Grace drive north to Ashland, where they think to hide until Cheryl's parole takes effect. On the way, they begin to develop a bond; the hotel manager is astonished next morning when Grace brings his father, who suffers a severe case of Alzheimer's disease, into waking consciousness. He reacts with the accusation that it is the work of the devil, whereupon Ray and Grace leave, while the father and son begin to reconcile.

At a park, Grace befriends. The nature thereof is explained to Ray by Nicholas' mother. Further north, Ray's car fails to operate so that he and Grace are forced to walk, they are befriended by a group of teenagers who are on their way to Mt. Ashland, one of whom is played by Neale's son, Karus Walsch, with whom they spend the night in a cabin. Karus's character, Logan, is disturbed by Grace's telling of a story of his childhood that revives painful memories. According to her, he could communicate with angels when he was a boy but suppressed his ability when his older brother beat him whenever he talked about it. Another one of the teenagers, expresses skepticism and anger at Grace's powers when Grace claims to see the spirit of Emma's mother; when Ray and Grace arrive at the arranged cabin, they find to Ray's surprise that it is occupied by Ray's long-estranged son Stewart. Stewart is there to collect the money that he thinks Cheryl hid and believes that Grace knows where it is, he takes her hostage.

Stewart allows Ray to open the suitcase, in, no medicine but a pistol, with which Ray intends to frighten his son. As Ray reaches for the pistol, he recalls his past and reconsiders his decision, he attempts to apologize to Stewart. An arrival of two police officers at the cabin surprises them all, with the exception of Grace, who had summoned them. Grace reveals that the younger of the two, Officer Whitfield, was one of the officers who had captured Cheryl, that he has illegally been using the money Stewart sought; the film ends with the reunion of the family. Neale Donald Walsch as Ray Talloway Sarah Rutan as Cheryl Gregory Linington as Alex Meghan McCandless as Grace Dane Bowman as Stewart Talloway Nancy Rodriguez as Diane Jackson Rowe as Jimmy Heather Simon as Emma The film was released in the US on January 28, 2005, played in 603 locations, where it grosse

Gabrielle George

Gabrielle George is an English women's footballer who plays for Everton as a defender. George began playing football with boys at the age of nine. George spent her youth development with Blackpool girls and Manchester United's Centre of Excellence. George began her career at Everton L. F. C. in 2014. In April 2014, she made her first team debut against Notts County. George made 14 appearances for the Blues during her first season, including a start in the 2014 FA Women's Cup Final, despite being just 17 years of age; the same year, she was named Player of The FA Women’s Cup Sixth Round after helping Everton shut out previous champions Liverpool L. F. C. 2–0. After defeating Notts County 2–1 in the semifinals, Everton ceded the final to Arsenal Women 2–0 in the Final in front of over 15,000 fans. George made club history in 2017 when she signed a two-year contract as Everton's first full-time professional player. George has represented England at the U-17, U-19, U-20, U-21 levels, playing in one U-20 World Cup and two European finals.

In 2017, George earned her first call-up to the senior team for the 2017 SheBelieves Cup in the United States. She made her debut on 4 September 2018 in a 6-0 victory over Kazakhstan in a World Cup qualifier. George's cousin, Jesse Lingard, plays for Manchester England. Everton FA Women's Cup runners-up: 2014 FA WSL 2 Winners: 2017Individual North West Rising Star: 2015 FA Womens Cup Player of the Round: 2014 Gabrielle George – UEFA competition record FA player profile Everton player profile