Desafío Corona

The Desafio Corona was a stock car racing series in Mexico. NASCAR founded the series in 2004 in conjunction with OCESA, a Mexican entertainment company. The business partnership between NASCAR and OCESA resulted in the creation of a new entity, now officially known as NASCAR Mexico. The former Desafio Corona series is now known as NASCAR Mexico Series.

The series was originally known as MasterCard Truck Series, which was a Craftsman Truck Series look-alike series, founded in 2002.

After the intervention of OCESA, and with the help of SELCA, the Truck Series began to be operated by OCESA Automovilismo, while SELCA was responsible for running the show, being the sanctioning body of the series. After the end of the 2003 season, it was presented at the season finale bottled water glass, the Teleton 100, the new 2004 stock car, a Pontiac Grand Prix, which marked the end of the trucks chapter, and the start of a new era: stock car racing in Mexico.

After that, working together with NASCAR, they started to work on safety aspects of cars, adoption of new rules, and rebuilding existing race tracks, or even building new ones.

Their first season started with a schedule of 14 races, with Mara Reyes (Telmex #1 Pontiac) taking pole position for the season opener in Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, a race where 26 cars started the race, a big number for Mexican motorsports. This race was won by Jorge Goeters (Canel’s #18 Pontiac), after 90 laps to the 1-mile (1.6 km) oval.

The series then went to Guadalajara and Querétaro uniform football, races won by Carlos Contreras, but bad luck came in the 4th race in Monterrey, where in lap 37 of the race, driver Marcelo Nuñez lost control of his car, and was struck at full speed by Rafael Vallina. Nuñez spent a week in intensive therapy, only to die of complications by the crash, including a broken pelvic bone a perforated lung.

At the end of the season, Carlos Pardo of Team Telcel emerged as champion, ahead of his brother Ruben Pardo (Telmex #2 Pontiac), with Rogelio López (2006 Champ) of Telcel 3rd.

The series’ competitors race stock cars similar to those used in late model classes at short tracks in the United States, with fiberglass composite bodies and spec engines.

Although there are various cars, they are all under the same rules, which are often modified in the course of the season.

In 2005, most previous and current champions of all of the racing series in Mexico moved into the series (with the notable absence of open-wheel champions, like Homero Richards), leaving other closed wheel series with young and inexperienced drivers, so the Desafio Corona decided to include those series in a supporting role. First they included the Dodge Challenge, which included Neon T4 and Dodge Ram pickups, and for 2006, they concentrated on giving a push to the T4 Series. In some races, they included the Clio Cup Mexico series.

In 2007, the NASCAR Mexico T4 Series became the main support series.

Rokenbok

The Rokenbok Toy Company was founded in 1995 by Paul Eichen in the United States to create an heirloom quality toy system. The first Rokenbok toys debuted at the 1997 American International Toy Fair in New York City. In 2010 the company made a substantial push researching the effect of media, like Rokenbok, on developing minds. In 2015 the company transitioned into a 501(c)(3) and completed the development of their first 4 classroom specific products called Mobile STEM Labs. Since then, Rokenbok Education has placed Mobile STEM Labs in over 22 states across the country.

Rokenbok makes STEM education more fun and meaningful for students, easier for teachers, and more cost effective for schools and youth programs. Rokenbok Education has focused on developing applied technology and engineering learning experiences for K-8 students. They produce affordable Mobile STEM Labs and curriculum for Schools and Youth Service Organizations. They also provide free or subsidized Rokenbok Education programs to schools and youth organizations serving underserved children. Much of Rokenbok’s work is focused on designing professional development tools that allow teachers and youth services providers to become confident STEM mentors.

Rokenbok is an educational toy that combines a modular construction system with interactive infrared controlled vehicles. The system is expandable and can be added to and changed. Certain surfaces and platforms used in the Rokenbok constructions have a round-stud surface, making the toy compatible with Lego.

Rokenbok features multiplayer how to tenderize beef steak; up to four players can operate any of up to eight vehicles simultaneously. There are many different manufactured vehicles. Players can operate a vehicle by themselves. Control of the vehicles use a controller similar to those of video game consoles with a D-pad for directional control and special function buttons and shoulder buttons for other functions. Rokenbok is non-violent by reinforcing cooperative play patterns that engage children in a positive way. Rokenbok does not use licensed characters or cartoons.

Rokenbok vehicles include the RC TransGripper & Trailer, RC Tower Crane, RC Police Defender, RC Fire & Rescue, Rokenbok RC Dozer, RC Forklift, RC Monorail Freighter, RC Power Sweeper, RC Skip Track, RC Elevator, and RC Emergency Speedster.

RC Loader

RC Sweeper

RC TransGripper

RC Skip Track

RC Forklift

RC Monorail

The Power ROK-Lift is a Rokenbok accessory which is used to take a large load of ROKs up at to a high point of a Rokenbok build. The ROK-Lift has a plate on the front as a button to operate an elevating mechanism similar to the RC Elevator. The mechanism contains gears which ride along a Rokenbok piece called “Elevator Racks” with grooved edges designed for the ROK Lift and the RC Elevator. An RC vehicle dumps ROKs into a storage bin on either side of the lift module, then bumps into the button to start the elevating motion; once the module reaches a cap piece, the bins automatically dump into a receiving container or chute, and the module returns to the bottom.

The Night Shift Trailer is a trailer which can be hitched on by any Rokenbok vehicle, and driven to the desired location. The trailer is related to a highway construction sign, meant to direct RC vehicles out of the way of the construction site. The sign features two LED flood-lights, and two LED direction lights, pointing right, left, or both ways. The LED lights are activated by hand.

The Motorized Conveyor is a motorized device which carries ROKs up. The Motorized Conveyor is 12 inches by 4″ in diameter. The Motorized Conveyor uses an optical sensor to detect when ROKs are in the bottom of the lift. There is a spinning wheel with grooves which pushes the ROKs so that they do not get stuck, and so they can be fed into the lift. The original Conveyor belt came in the A/C plug version, where a command deck was needed with an “accessory” port for plugging in the motorized conveyor accessory. Soon after, Rokenbok created a battery operated Motorized Conveyor to eliminate wires and save electricity. The current Conveyors come in orange and brown, and red and yellow.

The Action Sorter was used to direct ROKs in four directions. One sorted them by color, one led to a tipple underneath, and two merged and let to an output for custom chutes to be built.

The Silo was the top of the Pump Station Start Set, as well as the Piston Plan for those who already own a different start set. The silo used a vehicle driving back and forth to push a hanging arm which would raise and lower bins above. These bins would move ROKs from ramp to ramp in two different paths. One path would dump the ROKs to a fast chute below, one would slowly release ROKs at one corner.

The construction system features beams and blocks that interlock to create structures. There are two lengths of beams, one seven blocks long the other three blocks long. These have tabs on the ends that connect to the blocks. Because beams are like blocks, but longer, it is possible to connect a beam at any interval down the beam water bottle holder for running.

Rokenbok contains a user-constructed chute system. This includes the ROK Motorized Conveyor, hoppers, sorting chutes, trap door chutes, along with many other curve pieces. Hoppers will sort the ROK balls in one of two directions depending on where the balls fall. Sorting chutes will force the red ROK balls to fall through a hole that the blue ROKs can’t go through. Trap door chutes have a hinged door that you can open or close, then deciding if the ROKs will move on or not.

The monorail system, introduced in 2000, uses beams and blocks just like the regular building system. There are curved and “s” beams as well to create turns or sloped (for ascending and descending) track. Rokenbok makes riser beams which are two blocks long with tabs on only one end to support the track since the monorail train itself hangs down over the sides of the track for balance and blocks the side connection holes on the beams.

The Rokenbok vehicles, crane, and elevator are controlled through up to four control pads using the RC unit, and unlimited controllers using ROK Star controllers. The control pads, which are similar in design to a video game control pad, consist of three sections, the left contains the four-way directional pad, or D-pad, that controls the movement of the vehicles free water bottle by mail. On the center of each control pad is a button which the player presses to cycle through available units and vehicles that can be controlled (up to eight, chosen by setting a LED light on a number 1-8, presented in a circular fashion, each corresponding to the numbered radio keys in each vehicle on the Classic RC base, or on the ROK star controller, there is a large “R” button the operator presses and holds and then points at a ROK star vehicle to select it). On the right section, there are four function buttons: A, B, X, and Y. They have different functions for each vehicle. The ROK star controller also has some buttons to sound a siren (and change its pitch) and sound back-up alarms. Above each handle, at the top of the control pad, are two shoulder buttons. The left-hand shoulder button will switch to the last vehicle the player used; the right-hand shoulder button will slow the vehicle down. The D-pad and shoulder buttons provide the same function for each vehicle.

Maywood, California

Maywood is a small city in southeast Los Angeles County, California. At 1.18 square miles (3.1 km2), Maywood is the third-smallest incorporated city in Los Angeles County. It is bordered by the cities of Bell on the south, Vernon on the north and west, Huntington Park on the southwest, and Commerce on the east. It is the most densely-populated city in California, and has the highest proportion of Latinos, immigrants, and undocumented immigrants in the county.

As of July 1, 2010, Maywood became the first municipality in California to outsource all of its city services, dismantling its police department, laying off all city employees except for the city manager, city attorney and elected officials, and contracting with outside agencies for the provision of all municipal services. The population was 27,395 at the 2010 census.

The land on which Maywood now stands had been populated by Native American tribes for centuries. The area that would later become Maywood was deeded in 1781 by the Spanish monarchy to Spanish War veteran Manuel Nieto. When the settlement of Pueblo de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles was recorded, it included the cow pasture (now Maywood) that eventually turned into a rancho.

In 1919, May Wood, a popular young woman who worked for the real estate corporation developing the 2,300 acres (930 hectares) ranch into home tracts, agreed to lend her name to the property. The development of Maywood later survived a bitter challenge to dissolve the prospective city in early 1924.

On September 2, 1924, Maywood’s citizens voted to incorporate and about 300 people turned out for the dedication, including Miss May Wood. By 1924, the population of Maywood had reached 1,000. The city featured homes, stores and a movie theater. In the 1930s, gamblers were successfully removed from the city. Maywood Parks and Recreation built Maywood Park, had its beginnings in the 1930s, when a large meadow was turned into the present day baseball field. The Golden State Baseball Association made Maywood Park its home in the early 1950s.

The Chrysler Corporation had an auto assembly plant in Maywood from the 1920s until its closing in July 1971. It was located at 5800 Eastern Avenue at Slauson, and was generally referred to as the “Los Angeles” Plant. When the city of Commerce was incorporated in 1961, that corner was annexed as were several in the surrounding area.

Maywood Assembly was a Ford Motor Company assembly plant also located in Maywood, that operated from 1948 until 1957. The address was 5801 S. Eastern Avenue, and it was across the street from the Chrysler Assembly factory, and exclusively built Lincoln and Mercury vehicles. The factory was closed and demolished when operations at Maywood and Long Beach were combined into a new factory in Pico Rivera in 1958.

Willys-Overland built its California factory in Maywood, California, in 1929 at the current location of 6201 Randolph Street. Over 900 people were employed at the new $1.5 million assembly plant. Willys-Overland became the second automobile manufacturer to build a major plant in the city. After the United States entered World War II, automobile production for civilians was phased out and in November 1941, automobile assembly at Maywood was stopped. A great many automobile plants were retooled to manufacture war machinery and for three years during the war, the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation rented the plant building from Willys-Overland for that purpose. Equipment was installed for the manufacture of sub-assemblies for Hudson Bombers until the war ended. Willys-Overland began to manufacture the first Jeeps (CJ-2As) for civilians in 1945. As the demand for Jeeps increased, the reconditioning of the plant back to automobile assembly began early in 1947 and by November, Willys was building “West Coast” CJ-2As. By the end of November, 108 Jeeps had been assembled. Jeep Trucks and Station Wagons were incorporated into the West Coast Division’s “final assemblies” production lines in 1948. The Maywood plant produced the entire CJ-3A model production duration and about 5% of all CJ-3As were assembled in California. In 1952, Willys-Overland introduced a new post-war model car, the Aero, and they were assembled in both Maywood and Toledo. The entire plant was shut down in 1954.

Maywood officials were given notice in June 2009, that the city would lose its insurance coverage unless they implemented a 20-point performance plan. Maywood also owed the California Insurance Authority $927,135 and had been making interest-only payments. Mainly because of the troubled history, including multiple lawsuits, and the dubious reputation of the Maywood Police Department, the city’s Liability and Workers Compensation insurer, notified the city in August 2009, that it would cancel its coverage effective July 1, 2010. When the city was unable to find coverage elsewhere, it disbanded its police department, laid off all city employees, except for the city manager, city attorney and elected officials, and contracted with other agencies to provide all municipal services.

An outside audit found that Maywood was losing approximately $620,000 annually from its $10 million general fund budget under the previous seven-year contract with nearby Cudahy, because they had neglected to bill Cudahy for administration, vehicle maintenance or insurance. The firm concluded that Maywood was losing about $620,000 a year, or a total of about $4 million in the last six years. George Perez, Cudahy’s city manager, said Maywood’s “politics have been getting in the way.” Perez said that he and then-acting Maywood City Manager, Paul Philips would agree on a new contract, but the Maywood City Council would then send Philips back for further negotiation. Perez said that negotiations disintegrated in February, after Philips resigned.

Councilman Felipe Aguirre said, “We don’t want to file for bankruptcy. We don’t want to disappear as a city.” Aguirre said filing for bankruptcy was not an option for Maywood because its problems were related specifically to insurance coverage. Several cities in the state have said that they are close to bankruptcy because of the sharp drop in sales and property tax revenues caused by the deepest recession in decades. During a heated City Council meeting in June 2010, opponents of the plan accused council members of mismanaging the city by failing to maintain insurance coverage. Under the plan adopted by the City Council that night, council members would continue to be paid to set policy, but all services would be contracted out. “You single-handedly destroyed the city,” Lizeth Sandoval, the city treasurer, told the City Council. Sandoval, a city employee spoke out as a private citizen, and was laid off as part of the cuts.

Though Maywood officials stopped short of filing for bankruptcy or even giving up the city’s municipal status, the city still faces a serious problem with a huge deficit. The city did keep a few employees as independent contractors when they outsourced most city functions to Bell and police duties to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. In September 2010, the troubled nearby city of Bell agreed to cancel the contract to handle the day-to-day operations of neighboring Maywood. Maywood has been overrun with political crises — from recalls to a city clerk accused of trying to contract a hit man to kill Councilman Aguirre. In early 2006, a newly elected Aguirre called Maywood a “sanctuary city” for illegal immigrants, stating: “I think we needed to amplify the debate by saying that no human being is illegal. These people are here … making your clothes, shining your shoes and taking care of your kids. And now you want to develop this hypocritical policy?” But Maywood’s actions have made the town a lightning rod for criticism on conservative radio shows and websites.

Maywood is located at (33.987864, -118.186553). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all land.

It is 8 miles (13 km) southeast from Downtown Los Angeles Financial District and only 2 miles (3.2 km) east of the Los Angeles city limit on Slauson Ave and Alameda St in the Central-Alameda neighborhood. Maywood is part of the Gateway Cities region of southeastern Los Angeles County area. Maywood is bordered by the city of Bell on the south, Vernon on the north and west, Huntington Park on the southwest, and Commerce on the east.

The climate in the city of Maywood is very warm during summer when high temperatures tend to be in the 80s and mild during winter when high temperatures tend to be in the 60s. The warmest month of the year is August with an average maximum temperature of 89.40 °F (31.89 °C), while the coldest month of the year is December with an average minimum temperature of 47.30 °F (8.50 °C). Temperature variations between night and day tend to be moderate during summer with a difference that can reach 24 °F (−4 °C), and moderate during winter with an average difference of 22 °F (−6 °C) water bottled in glass. The annual average precipitation at Maywood is 15.07 inches (383 mm). The wettest month of the year is February with an average rainfall of 3.75 inches (95 mm). Maywood-area historical tornado activity is significantly above California state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average. On November 7, 1966, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 6.2 miles (10.0 km) away from the Maywood city center injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

The 2010 United States Census reported that Maywood had a population of 27,395. The population density was 23,247.5 people per square mile (8,975.9/km²). The racial makeup of Maywood was 14,244 (52.0%) White (1.8% Non-Hispanic White), 166 (0.6%) African American, 208 (0.8%) Native American, 87 (0.3%) Asian, 20 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 11,495 (42.0%) from other races, and 1,175 (4.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 26,696 persons (97.4%).

The Census reported that 27,276 people (99.6% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 119 (0.4%) were institutionalized.

There were 6,559 households, out of which 4,120 (62.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 3,721 (56.7%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 1,254 (19.1%) had a female householder with no husband present, 717 (10.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 595 (9.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 32 (0.5%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 599 households (9.1%) were made up of individuals and 231 (3.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.16. There were 5,692 families (86.8% of all households); the average family size was 4.30.

The population was spread out with 8,925 people (32.6%) under the age of 18, 3,402 people (12.4%) aged 18 to 24, 8,619 people (31.5%) aged 25 to 44, 4,807 people (17.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,642 people (6.0%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27.9 years. For every 100 females there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.9 males.

There were 6,766 housing units at an average density of 5,741.6 per square mile (2,216.9/km²), of which 1,980 (30.2%) were owner-occupied, and 4,579 (69.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.2%; the rental vacancy rate was 2.6%. 9,245 people (33.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 18,031 people (65.8%) lived in rental housing units.

According to the 2010 United States Census, Maywood had a median household income of $37,114, with 28.3% of the population living below the federal poverty line.

As of the census of 2000, there were 28,083 people, 6,469 households, and 5,699 families residing in the city. The population density was 23,887.2 inhabitants per square mile (9,188.9/km²). There were 6,701 housing units at an average density of 5,699.8 per square mile (2,192.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 42.99% White, 0.36% African American, 1.14% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 50.48% from other races, and 4.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 96.33% of the population.

There were 6,469 households out of which 62.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.9% were non-families. 8.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.33 and the average family size was 4.47.

In the city, the population was varied, with 37.0% under the age of 18, 13.2% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 13.0% from 45 to 64, and 4.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females there were 104.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,480, and the median income for a family was $30,361. Males had a median income of $20,646 versus $16,397 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,935. About 23.1% of families and 24.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.3% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.

Several news accounts have said Maywood’s official population reaches approximately 40,000 persons when illegal aliens are counted. A significant percentage of its residents work in the factories at nearby Vernon and Commerce. The city has been at the forefront of immigration debates. It is speculated that one- third of Maywood’s residents population lives in the U.S. without documentation. The city, 96% of which is Latino, and more than half are foreign-born, has declared itself as a “Sanctuary City” for illegal immigrants.

These were the ten cities or neighborhoods in Los Angeles County with the largest percentage of Latino residents, according to the 2000 census:

These were the ten neighborhoods or cities in Los Angeles County with the highest population densities, according to the 2000 census, with the population per square mile:

Maywood City Hall is located at 4319 E Slauson Avenue. The City Council of Maywood is Sergio Calderon, Ramon Medina, Eddie DelaRiva, and Ricardo Villarreal. The City of Maywood has an Interim City Administrator by the name of Reuben Martinez.

L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis represents Maywood.

In the California State Legislature, Maywood is in the 33rd Senate District, represented by Democrat Ricardo Lara, and in the 63rd Assembly District, represented by Democrat Anthony Rendon.

In the United States House of Representatives, Maywood is in California’s 40th congressional district, represented by Democrat Lucille Roybal-Allard.

Due to financial crisis the city officials in Maywood disbanded the Maywood Police Department and contracted with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for law enforcement services. In August 2010, the Sheriff’s Department went out walking in Maywood streets and knocking on residents’ doors to survey the safety and policing needs in the community. The nearby East Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station will address non-emergency police questions and concerns including requests for police reports.

Fire protection in Maywood is provided by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Ambulance transport is provided by Care Ambulance Service. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will continue to provide police and aerial support to the city of Maywood.

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the Whittier Health Center in Whittier, serving Maywood.

The United States Postal Service Maywood Post Office is located at 4357 Slauson Avenue.

The city can be reached by Atlantic Boulevard which runs north and south through the city and Slauson Avenue which runs east and west through the city. Maywood is also accessible via the Interstate 710 on Atlantic Boulevard. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) provides bus services to the city, Metro Local Line 108 and Metro Rapid Line 358 on Slauson Avenue. Metro Local Line 260 and Metro Rapid Line 762 on Atlantic Boulevard. Metro Shuttle Line 611 runs through the westside and northside of the city.

The city of Maywood also operates a local bus service to its residents called Dial-a-Ride. The shuttles pick up residents at their location and transports them within the city limits for a one way fee of $1.00. The service is free to senior citizens, age 62 and over, and handicapped individuals. Seniors and the handicapped must come to City Hall to pick up their free pass. Effective January 2, 2013, the City of Maywood will no longer provide Dial-A-Ride service to the general public. Dial-A-Ride service will only be available to City of Maywood residents 62 years and over or those with a physician-certified disability which prohibits the use of public transportation. Individuals requiring special assistance will be permitted to have an attendant accompany them.

Maywood is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The city has also joined South Gate, Huntington Park, Cudahy, Vernon, and Bell in the Southeast Cities School Coalition to improve the education of the children of the Southeast. Several council members from each city are part of this group. The city is offering scholarships to students planning to attend Community Colleges and Universities. This may change with the city reorganization.

Maywood is served by several public elementary schools, including:

Maywood is served by several public middle schools, including:

Maywood is served by several public secondary schools, including:

Most of Maywood is zoned to Bell High School, while a portion is zoned jointly to Bell and Huntington Park high schools. Any student who lives in the Bell or Huntington Park zones may apply to Maywood Academy High School; Maywood Academy, which opened in 2005 and moved into its permanent campus in 2006, does not have its own attendance boundary because it lacks American football, track and field, and tennis facilities. Maywood Academy is a showcase “green” school in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). In the time since its opening, it has made the case that, aside from reducing environmental impact, sustainable design can dramatically improve a school’s learning environment, and hopefully, even its attendance rates. Data is being gathered; it is too soon to demonstrate that this “green school” is fulfilling its goals.

In November 2009, the voters in Maywood, in an advisory vote, voted against the acquisition and demolition of properties to build a new high school. The construction of the new school would demolish the homes of over 200 families in Maywood. The voters also voted to have more studies to find an alternative site for the school.

Private schools include Maywood Christian School (K–12) homemade meat tenderizer, an independent private school, Betania Christian School (1-12), an independent private school, and St. Rose of Lima School (K-8) of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Maywood has two major parks and two small “pocket parks”. The existing Maywood Park at 4801 E 58th Street and the new Maywood Riverfront Park at 5000 Slauson Avenue are currently the largest parks in the city, both are in the east side of the city. Maywood Park has a baseball field and the Maywood Activity Center, which opened in 1999. The Parks and Recreation Department currently maintains all of the parks in the city and offers many activities for all ages, seniors, adults and youth. Mr. Aldo Perez is Director of Parks and Recreation. The two pocket parks are Pixely Park and Pine Avenue Park.

The Maywood Activities Center (M.A.C.), is available for general public use and offers a wide variety of classes, specialty rooms, indoor basketball court, gymnasium, pool and place for clubs and classes to meet.

The new Riverfront Park is located next to the Los Angeles River and has handball courts, a basketball court, and soccer field. It also includes an access pathway to the LA River Bike Path that travels through 40 miles (64 km) of Los Angeles County, including Griffith Park and Long Beach A small pocket park is located in the west side of the city, Pixley Park at 3626 56th Street. Two small pocket parks were proposed to the city in 2008, Maywood Avenue Park and Pine Avenue Park are to be built in the future in the west side of the city. As the city reorganizes, future plans are on hold.

The only sports team located in the city is the Maywood Buzz, which features former NBA star Cedric Ceballos. The team plays in the Maywood Activities Center, also known as the M.A.C. They are an ABA (American Basketball Association) team. Several famous baseball players have played at Maywood Park including former MLB player Marvin Benard, who attended local rival, Bell High School.

The ABA team, the Beijing Aoshen Olympians played their inaugural season at the M.A.C. during the 2005–2006 season. They reached the playoffs, but lost to the SoCal Legends in the Great Eight Tournament in Rochester. After the season, the Olympians relocated, and now play on the campus of Azusa Pacific University.

Every Memorial Day weekend the City of Maywood holds their annual Street Fair. It is a place where families, friends, and neighbors get together to experience a variety of food, music, games, raffles, rides, and multi-cultural activities. Street fair presale ride tickets will be available at City Hall until sold out. Location : On Slauson between Pine Avenue and Loma Vista Avenue In July, 2010, Over 600 people attended the First Annual 4 July Family Fun Day Celebration at the Maywood Activities Center, to honor the country’s declaration of independence.For a couple of years the fair did not return until recently.

First Baptist Church

Maywood Apostolic Christian Church

Maywood Church of the Nazarene

Maywood United Methodist Church

Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church

Iglesia Betania

Bab UL Lim Islamic

Zion Lutheran Church

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Church of Jesus Christ of LDS

Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church

Zion Lutheran Church

Bab UL Lim Islamic Center

Šumperk

Šumperk (Duits: Mährisch Schönberg) is een Tsjechische stad in de regio Olomouc, en maakt deel uit van het district Šumperk. Šumperk ligt aan de rivier de Desná, 46 kilometer ten noordwesten van Olomouc, en grenst in het noordwesten aan het Jeseniky gebergte. Šumperk telt ongeveer 27.000 inwoners (2015). Omdat Šumperk op het kruispunt ligt van wegen en spoorwegen die toegang geven tot het Jeseniky gebergte, wordt de stad ook wel de ‘Levendige Poort naar de Jeseniky’ genoemd (Zivý Brána Jeseniku).

Šumperk is gesticht in de 13de eeuw. In 1293 werd er een Dominicaner klooster gesticht met een kerk genaamd ‘Maria Boodschap’. Tijdens de Dertigjarige Oorlog (1618-1648) werd Šumperk bezet door de Zweden, maar kwam vrijwel ongeschonden uit de strijd still water in glass bottles. In 1669 werd de stad echter voor een groot deel verwoest door een grote stadsbrand. De stad ontwikkelde zich snel door de aanwezigheid van ijzermijnen. Vanaf de veertiende eeuw ontwikkelde zich hier een wol- en linnenindustrie. In de 17de eeuw vonden er in Šumperk en omgeving op grote schaal heksenverbrandingen plaats; in de stad bevindt zich tegenwoordig een monument en een permanente expositie over de zogenaamde Heksenprocessen. Tijdens de Industriële Revolutie komen Weense ondernemers naar Šumperk, en richten in en rondom de stad grote textielfabrieken op. Begin 20ste eeuw bezit Šumperk twintig grote en middelgrote textielfabrieken, waar damast, pluche, fluweel en Manchester wordt geproduceerd, zowel voor binnenlandse afnemers als voor de export naar geheel Europa. De Weense textielbaronnen laten in Šumperk grote villa’s bouwen in Weense stijl; Šumperk heeft sinds die tijd de bijnaam ‘Klein Wenen’, en maakt een dynamische groei door football shirt online.

In de twintigste eeuw wordt Šumperk getekend door de deportatie van vrijwel de gehele Duitssprekende bevolking in 1945 en de bezetting door het Russische leger in 1968. Vanaf ’68 wordt het historische centrum van Šumperk verwaarloosd en veel mooie gebouwen worden gesloopt en vervangen door geprefabriceerde nieuwbouwflats. De ommekeer vindt plaats na de Fluwelen Revolutie (1989), waarna het historisch centrum van Šumperk door het ministerie van Cultuur wordt uitgeroepen tot ‘Beschermd Stadsgezicht’, en de historische gebouwen zoveel mogelijk worden bewaard en hersteld.

In de stad bevindt zich een herinneringsplaquette voor Jan Zajíc, welke zich in 1968 in brand stak als protest tegen de Russische bezetting.

Er is een rondwandeling uitgezet langs de Weense villa’s en herenhuizen uit de tijd van ‘Klein Wenen’ (deze is verkrijgbaar op het stadhuis).

Šumperk is een zusterstad van Maarssen, Nederland.

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Kyle Farmer

James Kyle Farmer (born August 17, 1990) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Farmer graduated from the Marist School in Atlanta, Georgia, where he played baseball and football. While at Marist, he appeared in the 2009 film The Blind Side, playing a high school quarterback. During his collegiate baseball career at the University of Georgia, Farmer played shortstop, hitting for a .308 batting average and recording .968 fielding percentage, a UGA record for the shortstop position. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 35th round of the 2012 MLB Draft but did not sign and then was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 8th round of the 2013 MLB Draft and signed.

The Dodgers converted him to a catcher and he made his professional debut with the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League in 2013 and then was promoted to the Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League in 2014. After 57 games with Great Lakes where he hit .310 he was promoted again to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League, where he hit diy running belt.238 in 36 games. He began 2015 with the Quakes, where he was selected to the mid-season All-Star team. He did not play in the game due to his subsequent promotion to the Double-A Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League. Farmer was selected to represent the Dodgers organization at the All-Star Futures Game in 2015. He played in 76 games for Tulsa and hit .272. He returned to Tulsa to start the 2016 season and was selected to the mid-season all-star game. He played in 74 games for the Drillers in 2016, hitting .256 with five homers and 31 RBI best thermos water bottle. The Dodgers added him to their 40-man roster after the season. He was promoted to the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers during the 2017 season.

Farmer was promoted to the major leagues for the first time on July 28, 2017. Two days later, in his first major league at bat, he hit a two-run double off of Albert Suárez of the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the eleventh inning, giving the Dodgers a 3–2 win. Farmer appeared in 20 games for the Dodgers in 2017, primarily as a pinch hitter, and had six hits in 20 at-bats (.300). He made the Dodgers roster for the 2017 NLDS and 2017 NLCS, having four at-bats as a pinch hitter, without recording a hit.

Farmer proposed to his girlfriend, Courtney Sayre, in July 2017.

Anexo:Primera temporada de El mentalista

La primera temporada de The Mentalist salió al aire el 23 de septiembre del 2008 y concluyó el 19 de mayo del 2009. Consistió de 23 episodios.

Un doble asesinato parece ser trabajo de John El Rojo, un famoso asesino en serie, pero el asesor del CBI Patrick Jane piensa que el verdadero responsable es un imitador.Jane establece la diferencia entre psiquismo y mentalismo 

El equipo investiga la muerte de una joven que fue encontrada en Napa Valley. Lisbon se concentra en las evidencias y en los procedimientos, mientras que Jane insiste en seguir sus corazonadas y convence al equipo de apoyarlo con suficientes recursos. 

Cuando el cuerpo de una joven adolescente aparece en la orilla de las playas de Santa Marta, en California, Patrick engaña a sus compañeros surfistas para que revelen lo que realmente ocurrió la noche de su muerte, lo realiza mediante una imitación de hipnosis 

Cuando un importante banquero es encontrado muerto, encerrado en su bóveda de seguridad, el equipo descubre que estaba robándole millones y millones de dólares a sus clientes. Ahora, Patrick orquestará un plan para hacer que los sospechosos revelen sus verdaderos sentimientos y así poder encontrar al culpable. 

Una chica es encontrada asesinada a puñaladas en el bosque y su mejor amiga no aparece por ningún lado. Finalmente la chica es encontrada cubierta en sangre y con un afilado cuchillo en la mano, lo que la convierte en la principal sospechosa; el problema es que no recuerda nada de lo ocurrido. Es en este momento cuando Patrick Jane utilizará sus habilidades para descubrir lo que realmente ocurrió. 

Una mano cercenada es encontrada entre los límites de California y Nevada. La mano pertenece al dueño de un casino que ha sido asesinado. El equipo de CBI sospecha un ataque de la mafia y Patrick aprovecha la oportunidad para ganar en las mesas de cartas haciendo uso de la cartomagia. 

Cuando Rosemary Tennant es arrollada y dejada a su suerte, Patrick investiga a su antigua psíquica quien asegura haber predicho la muerte de Rosemary. Sin embargo, Patrick no está muy seguro de las habilidades paranormales de la vidente. 

Cuando la policía sospecha de un traficante de drogas por el asesinato del testigo principal y de su novia, en un caso. Patrick Jane encuentra un motivo diferente para las muertes y un nuevo sospechoso, quien se escuda en su retardo mental. 

Patrick Jane sospecha que el único sobreviviente de la Guardia Nacional es el responsable de la muerte de sus compañeros, por lo que decide infiltrarse en la organización para descubrir la verdad. 

Cuando un prominente científico en neurociencia es asesinado steak tenderiser marinade, Patrick toma un interés personal en el caso al enterarse de que la principal sospechosa es la ex esposa de la víctima, quien resulta ser su antigua psiquiatra. 

Convencido por la palabra de un condenado por asesinato que asegura tener información de Red John, Patrick se embarca en una lucha por probar la inocencia de este hombre y en el proceso decide renunciar a CBI. 

Patrick tiende una trampa para atrapar al responsable del asesinato de una estrella de fútbol americano de la escuela. Hasta ahora la única sospechosa del crimen es la autoproclamada “bruja” del pueblo, practicante de wicca , quien asegura que el futbolista mató a su gato. 

La costosísima pintura perteneciente a un magnate es robada de su estudio y en su lugar se encuentra el cuerpo de su no muy querido yerno. Sin embargo, Patrick considera sospechosos a un falsificador de cuadros y a una curadora. 

Con la ayuda de Patrick, el agente Cho se hará pasar por un Casanova, para así poner en evidencia a un “experto conquistador” que utiliza técnicas de seducción para conquistar a sus presas. 

El equipo investiga un asesinato ocurrido en un prestigioso club de campo batman stainless steel water bottle.Jane muestra la importancia de la imaginación 

Cuando Patrick Jane resulta herido en una explosión thermos brand, quedando ciego, el consultor de CBI tendrá que utilizar métodos inusuales para encontrar al asesino de un asesor financiero: el discernimiento que da el olfato. 

El equipo de CBI es llamado a investigar la muerte del dueño y director de Carnelian, Inc., quien cayó muerto a los pies de Patrick mientras hacía un ejercicio de paracaidismo, como actividad de dinámica de grupo. 

Jane y el equipo de CBI se disponen a localizar a un hipnotizador entrenado en Programación neurolingüística que obliga a la gente a hacer su trabajo sucio. 

Patrick Jane y el equipo de CBI se dirigen a Hollywood a investigar la muerte de un productor de películas. Allí Jane muestra la importancia de la actuación en el mentalismo. 

Jane y el equipo de CBI investigan el asesinato, al mejor estilo de la mafia, de un testigo que se encontraba en el programa de protección de testigos del FBI. 

Cuando un alto ejecutivo de una compañía desaparece de su yate, Jane y su equipo son llamados para esclarecer el caso. 

El cadáver de un adolescente es encontrado en un campamento especializado en niños con problemas de actitud. El equipo de Jane interroga al director del centro y a algunos compañeros de la víctima. Parece que una antigua leyenda sobre un hombre llamado Zacarías tiene atemorizados a los chicos, que se niegan a revelar quién está detrás de la historia. Las sospechas de que el director mantenga una relación sexual con una de las alumnas complican el caso.Cho no da mucha importancia al historial mientras que su compañero recuerda su vida de adolescente. 

Teresa Lisbon sospecha que Red John le está tendiendo a Patrick una trampa cuando el equipo de CBI investiga el asesinato de una joven mujer y el secuestro de su hermana. La actriz Alicia Witt aparecerá en este capítulo como Rosalind Harker football shirts sale, una extraordinaria pianista que ha estado extrañamente ligada con Red John. Jane y el equipo de CBI investigan cuando una serie de “sonrisas” sangrientas aparecen en la ciudad luego de que dos chicas fueran secuestradas ¿será posible que este sea Red John? o ¿será el resultado de otra copia? 

Figure skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics

Figure skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics was held at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia cool sports water bottles, Canada. The events took place between 14–27 February 2010.

ISU best scores:

National firsts:

Other firsts & records:

All times are Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8).

Skaters must be older than fifteen as of July 1 spill proof water bottle with straw, 2009 and must be a citizen of the country they represent to be eligible for the Olympic Games. Unlike qualification rules for International Skating Union events, in the case of a pair or ice dancing team, both skaters must be citizens of the country they represent in competition. In addition, International Olympic Committee rules requires that at least three years have passed since the competitor last represented another country in competition.

There is no individual athlete qualification to the Olympics; the choice of which athlete(s) to send to the Games is at the discretion of each country’s National Olympic Committee.

The number of entries for the figure skating events at the Olympic Games was limited by a quota set by the International Olympic Committee. There will be 30 skaters in the disciplines of ladies and men’s singles, 20 pair teams, and 24 ice dancing teams.

Countries may qualify entries to the 2010 Winter Olympics in two ways. The host country, if it has not already qualified an entry in an event, is given one entry.

The majority of the country qualification occurred at the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships. At the World Championships bpa free glasses, countries qualified up to 3 entries in each discipline. The number of multiple entries was the same as usual for the World Championships and countries who earned multiple spots to the Olympics also earned multiple spots to the 2010 World Figure Skating Championships.

Every discipline qualified separately.

The multiple spots qualification to the Olympics from the World Championships was as follows:

Placement score did not directly correlate to the placement rank. In ice dancing, if a couple did not qualify to the original dance from the compulsories, they were assigned 20 points. If an ice dance couple did not qualify to the free dance, or if a singles skater or pair team did not qualify for the free skate, they were assigned 18 points. If a skater or team competed in the free skate or free dance and placed lower than 16, they were assigned 16 points. For those placing above 16th, the placement rank is the same as the placement score.

The results of the 2009 World Championships determined 83 total spots: 24 entries in each singles discipline define meat tenderizer, 16 in pairs, and 19 in ice dancing. The available spots were awarded going down the results list, with the multiple spots being awarded first.

The remainder of the spots were filled at the 2009 Nebelhorn Trophy, held in the fall of 2009. Countries who have already earned an entry to the Olympics were not allowed to qualify more entries at this final qualifying competition.

If a country declined to use one or more of its spots, the vacated spot was awarded based on the results of the Nebelhorn Trophy.

Sebastian Klein

Sebastian Klein (født 20. juli 1972 kl waterproof phone bag. 01:15 på Rigshospitalet) er en dansk skuespiller football shirts for sale, tv-vært, foredragsholder og forfatter. Han er søn af Jesper Klein og Lykke Nielsen.

Han voksede op på Amager, og gik i folkeskolen Sankt Annæ Skole stainless steel water bottle online, der er en katolsk privatskole. Efter 9. klasse, startede han i 1989 tenderizing tough steak, Christianshavns Gymnasium på sproglig linje. I 1996 ringede de fra DR Børne og ungdomsafdeling og de spurgte om han ville prøves som vært, til en ny serie om dyr. Det ville han gerne og det var starten på hans tv-karriere.

Sebastian Klein er en ivrig ornitolog, og har medvirket i det af Martin Keller og Ketil Teisen udviklede børne-tv-program Naturpatruljen som blev en kæmpe succes, hvor han spiller Dr. Pjuskebusk. Han har siden medvirket i en lang række børneprogrammer på radio og tv, både naturformidling og underholdning. Heriblandt Anton, min hemmelige ven, der blev produceret i 32 afsnit og Jul i Togvognen der blev sendt som intro til Børnenes U-landskalender i 1999. Han har også medvirket i og skrevet manuskript til Kaninlandet der var en tv-serie for børn, der blev sendt i 1999.

I bogen Fra min faders skygge der udkom i oktober 2016, hylder Sebastian Klein sine forældre ved at tegne et mangefacetteret portræt af livet og hverdagen med op- og nedture.

Ljubljanska banka

Ljubljanska banka fue un banco con sede en Liubliana, Eslovenia que operaba en la extinta RFS de Yugoslavia. Su liquidación a principios de la década de 1990 provocó significantes daños en las relaciones entre Croacia y Eslovenia best stainless steel bottle. En 1994, fue fundada Nova Ljubljanska banka con sus activos, aunque sin sus pasivos. Esto dejó a muchos de sus antiguos clientes sin dinero; los clientes eslovenos emprendieron demandas legales que terminaron en 1998, pero alrededor de 130.000 ahorradores en Croacia y 165.000 en Bosnia y Herzegovina permanecieron sin compensación.​

En 2003 la Asamblea Parlamentaria del Consejo de Europa (APCE) fue interrogada para expresar una opinión sobre “el repago de depósitos en moneda extranjera realizado en oficinas de Ljubljanska banka fuera del territorio de Eslovenia, 1977-1991”. Esto llevó a la elaboración de un informe del Comité Legal de la APCE en abril de 2004,​ que fue aceptado por la APCE después de un debate en junio de 2004. El autor del informe, el profesor E.C bottle holder for running.M. Jurgens (Neth., Soc.) miembro del Comité Legal, menciona que el no repago de los depósitos en divisas ha causado graves daños a un gran número de ahorradores ordinarios. Sin embargo, las complicadas consecuencias de la sucesión de los Estados – después de la disolución de la antigua República Federal Socialista de Yugoslavia – en cuanto a las responsabilidades de los Estados sucesores, junto con las poco claras relaciones entre las oficinas regionales de LB en otras repúblicas de la federación con la sede central de LB en Liubliana, hacían difícil a la APCE emprender acciones legales contra alguna de las partes implicadas.

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Семья Гаянэ Арутюнян переехала из Еревана в Москву, когда ей было десять лет school football jerseys. Ещё в Армении она активно занималась спортивной гимнастикой. В Москве переквалифицировалась на самбо и дзюдо.

В 16 лет выполнила норматив мастера спорта России и была включена в сборную России. Её тренеры — Артюш Касемян и Вардан Восканян. Первым её большим успехом стала победа на чемпионате Европы по самбо 2004 года.

С 2010 года Гаянэ Арутюнян выступает в составе сборной команды Армении.

Приказом министра спорта № 2 от 15 января 2015 года удостоена звания Заслуженный мастер спорта России.

Заместитель директора по организационно-массовой работе спортивной школы олимпийского резерва № 9 «Шаболовка» Москомспорта.