Barry Clifford is an underwater archaeological explorer best known for discovering the remains of Samuel Bellamy's wrecked pirate ship Whydah, the only verified and authenticated pirate shipwreck of the Golden Age of Piracy discovered in the world – as such, artifacts from the wreck provide historians with unique insights into the material and social culture of early 18th-century piracy. Citing federal admiralty law in 1988, the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that 100% of the Whydah rightfully belonged to Clifford, he has kept The Whydah Collection intact without selling a single piece of the more than 200,000 recovered artifacts, which includes tens of thousands of coins, more than 60 cannon, the "everyday" objects used by the crew. Clifford has exclusive dive rights to the site, patrolled by the National Park Service and U. S. Coast Guard. Clifford maintains a large private facility in which the majority of the Whydah artifacts are kept for conservation and examination; the Whydah Project has been called "a model of underwater archaeology" by the Massachusetts Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources.
Born in 1945 on Cape Cod, Barry Clifford has been involved in underwater exploration for most of his adult life. He graduated from Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, Maine before earning a bachelor's degree in History and Sociology from Western State College in Gunnison and received graduate training at Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. In 1999 and 2000, Clifford and his project team completed three expeditions to Île Sainte-Marie off the coast of Madagascar, as a Discovery Channel Expedition Adventure initiative and tentatively identified the pirate ship Adventure Galley and another pirate ship which could be the Fiery Dragon. At the time two other shipwrecks were believed to be in the same area. After discovering and decoding cryptic rock carvings, he used ground-penetrating radar to locate and chart an apparent tunnel-complex, similar to the Oak Island Money Pit, which may have been constructed by late-17th-century pirates. In an ongoing project, Clifford is working to identify suspected in-situ remains of the Santa María — flagship of Christopher Columbus in his first travel to the Indies, wrecked near modern Cap-Haïtien on Christmas Day in 1492.
His work as a Discovery "Quest" Scholar to locate this site was the subject of a May 2004 Discovery Channel documentary'Quest for Columbus'. Ongoing off the Haitian coast is an archaeological survey project that has tentatively identified four shipwrecks associated with Henry Morgan, including Morgan’s flagship The Oxford. In 2010 Clifford returned to lead an expedition to identify the other shipwrecks at Île Sainte-Marie; the expedition is featured in the History Channel documentary'Pirate Island'. On 13 May 2014, it was reported by The Independent that a team led by Clifford believed they had found the wreck of the Santa Maria, flagship of Christopher Columbus. Proof of its authenticity was a 15th-century cannon on the wreck site, directly out from the beach upon which archaeologists had discovered the site of Columbus' fort as Columbus wrote in his diary, his discovery is peer-supported. In the following October UNESCO's expert team published their final report, concluding that the wreck could not be Columbus's vessel, claiming fastenings used in the hull, possible copper sheathing dated it to the 17th or 18th century.
The report was challenged by Clifford saying “It was political” and “They conducted a prejudiced and nonscientific investigation of the site.”In May 2015, Clifford found a 50-kilogram silver ingot in a wreck off the coast of Île Sainte-Marie in Madagascar that he believes was part of Captain Kidd's treasure. This was subsequently found to be composed of lead, the claim of it being connected to Captain Kidd were dismissed by UNESCO: "However, what had been identified as the Adventure Galley of the pirate Captain Kidd has been found by the experts... to be a broken part of the Sainte-Marie port constructions.". Clifford has authored books on his explorations, his work has been the subject of television features as well. In 2008 the National Geographic Channel aired a two-hour documentary about the ongoing excavation of the wreck of the Wh
Tu Aashiqui is a 2017 Indian musical drama romance television show based on two lovers' efforts to unite. It is produced by Mahesh Bhatt under Gurudev Bhalla production house, it stars Ritvik Arora and Rahil Azam as Pankti, Ahaan and JD respectively. The series premiered on Colors TV on 20 September 2017 and had its last episode telecast on 12 October 2018; the story revolves around Pankti Sharma, a beautiful and talented young girl, Ahaan Dhanrajgir, a young, kindhearted musician who struggles to make it big as a singer because of his straightforwardness and anger issues. Ahaan meets Pankti and falls for her and Pankti develops an attraction towards him too. Pankti's mother, Anita Sharma, is a failed actress of her time and is completely bankrupt. Willing to do anything for money, she sells her daughter to a rich and cruel man named Jayant Dhanrajgir "JD". JD is a married, middle-aged man who uses the young and innocent Pankti for his pleasure with the intent of making her life a living hell.
Ahaan, revealed to be JD's nephew, wants to save her from JD and help her realise and achieve her dream of becoming a successful singer. Disgusted with JD, after a long struggle, frees Pankti. Pankti's elder sister, falls in love with her boss, Murali Manohar Shetty "Monty" after Anita sells her to him. Monty is a good man and falls in love with Poorva; the truth about JD is exposed to the entire family. JD's wife, asks for a divorce but JD makes her sign over all her property to him. JD tries to kill Sheetal but she ends up in a coma. Pankti now pursues her singing career with Ahaan's support. JD posts indecent photos of Pankti but Ahaan supports her and they run away to live a new life where no one knows them. JD threatens to kill Poorva. Ahaan and Pankti are given shelter in a village but have to escape from JD again and go to the house of Uday Mathur, Ahaan's best friend and manager. Ahaan tries to clear Pankti's name by lying about the photos being fake but Pankti appears on the talk show and clears her own name by telling the truth.
Sheetal wakes up from the coma and shoots JD but unbeknownst to her, it is a fake bullet. Sheetal is arrested and JD is presumed dead. JD returns under the persona of a man named Reyansh Diwan and befriends Ahaan and Pankti organizing a concert in London where Ahaan is attacked by a hooded goon. Sheetal is released on bail and discovers Reyansh is JD, she tries to warn Ahaan and Pankti but JD blackmails her to stay silent and kidnaps her. Pankti and Ahaan argue and Reyansh makes matters worse by creating more misunderstandings between them. Pankti sets up a trap for Reyansh and decodes Sheetal's last message as "JD is Reyansh". Pankti and Uday defeat JD along with Sheetal's son and free Ahaan and Sheetal. JD is arrested, the family celebrate. Ahaan and Pankti meet a famous singer named Rangoli Rai. In public, Rangoli pretends to be nice but behind closed doors she is obsessed with herself and her fame. Vikram becomes jealous of the attention Ahaan gets and instead of launching Ahaan as JMD's new face, he launches Rangoli.
Rangoli tries to get close to Ahaan. Pankti struggles as people in the music industry remind her of her past as a mistress and try to take advantage of her. Ahaan becomes friends with Rangoli. Rangoli can't hit any notes right; the music director wants to replace her with Pankti angering Rangoli. Vikram does not want Pankti to sing. Ahaan instead organises a concert for Pankti. Ahaan and Rangoli are scheduled to sing at a charity concert organized by KK. Fans praise Pankti's voice over Rangoli's and Vikram decides to sign Ahaan and Pankti for the benefit of his company. Rangoli plans to separate Pankti. Pankti discovers Rangoli's intentions but Ahaan doesn't believe her. Pankti gets upset, gathers evidence against Rangoli, exposes her. Ahaan and Pankti are set to be married on the same day as Poorva. Before Ahaan and Pankti can complete their vows, the police arrive and arrest Ahaan as Rangoli has accused him of rape. Ahaan is taken into custody while Rangoli tells Ahaan that she would take her complaint back if he marries her but he refuses.
Ahaan's trial begins and Rangoli hires Dinesh Khandelwal, a cunning lawyer. Ahaan's mother, Aparna Dhanrajgir becomes Ahaan's lawyer and wins the court case in Ahaan's favour. Pankti and Ahaan overcome all their problems, marry; the show ends with Ahaan and Pankti living with their family. Jannat Zubair Rahmani as Pankti Dhanrangir / Pankti Sharma, Ahaan's wife and Anita's daughter. Ritvik Arora as Ahaan Dhanrangir Pankti's husband and JD's nephew. Rahil Azam as Jayant Dhanrajgir "JD", Ahaan's uncle Raqesh Bapat as Reyansh Diwan / JD Gauri Pradhan Tejwani as Anita Sharma and Pankti's Mother Rushal Parekh as Uday Mathur, Ahaan's best friend and manager Nidhi Shah as Poorva Shetty, Pankti's sister Kiran Raj as Murali Manohar "Monty" Shetty, owner of Rhythm Music Company, Poorva's husband Himanshi Chaudhary as Sheetal Rajput Dhanrajgir, JD's wife Dolphin Dwivedi as Aparna Kumari Dhanrajgir, Ahaan's mother Sachin Sharma as Manav Dhanrajgir, Ahaan's Father Vamika Koul as Kaira Dhanrajgir, Ahaan's Elder Sister Buneet Kapoor as Vikram Jayant Dhanrajgir, JD and Sheetal's son Shagun Sharma as Richa Thakur Dhanrajgir, Pankti's best friend and Vikram’s wife Krissann Barr
Isle of Palms is a city in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. At the 2010 census, the population was 4,133. Isle of Palms is a barrier island on the South Carolina coast; the city is included within the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area and the Charleston-North Charleston Urbanized Area. The town lies along a narrow strip of land, hugging the beach, separated from the mainland by the Intracoastal Waterway, it is an affluent community of both vacation home owners and year-round residents, with large beachfront homes and local restaurants. Beach volleyball is popular in the summer, the "Windjammer" club hosts several tournaments throughout the year. Isle of Palms is located 15 miles by road east of downtown Charleston. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Isle of Palms has a total area of 5.4 square miles, of which 4.4 square miles is land, 1.0 square mile is water. The city of Isle of Palms is served by the Charleston International Airport.
It is about 12 mi northwest of Isle of Palms. It is the busiest passenger airport in South Carolina; the airport shares runways with the adjacent Charleston Air Force Base. Charleston Executive Airport is a smaller airport located in the John's Island section of the city of Charleston and is used by noncommercial aircraft. Both airports are operated by the Charleston County Aviation Authority; as of the census of 2010, there were 4,133 people living in the city. The population density was 743.6 people per square mile. There were 4,274 housing units at an average density of 868.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.65% White, 1.06% Hispanic or Latino, 0.56% African American, 0.75% Asian, 0.15% Native American, 0.17% from other races, 0.73% from two or more races. There were 1,828 households, of which 20.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.8% were non-families.
20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.66. The city population was spread out with 17.0% under the age of 18, 3.2% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 49, 31.8% from 50 to 64, 22.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47. For every 100 females, there were 98 males; the median income for a household in the city was $76,170, the median income for a family was $88,874. Males had a median income of $60,640 versus $37,500 for females; the per capita income for the city was $44,221. About 1.7% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 1.0% of those age 65 or over. The city is run by an elected Mayor-council government system. Jimmy Carroll Randy Bell, Ryan L. Buckhannon, Jimmy Carroll, Ted Kinghorn, John Moye, Carol Rice, Susan Hill Smith, Jimmy Ward; the island's original inhabitants were the Sewee tribe.
During the Civil War, the H. L. Hunley departed between Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island. In the late nineteenth century, local residents began using the island as a vacation spot. At that time it was only accessible by ferry, it was bought by J. S. Lawrence in 1899, who gave the island its current name. A 50-room hotel was built in 1906. In 1912, James Sottile had a beach pavilion and an amusement park built, a trolley line was constructed from Mount Pleasant on the mainland to Isle of Palms via Sullivan's Island. In 1929, Grace Memorial Bridge was built between Charleston and Mount Pleasant to allow automobile traffic to reach the island. Large-scale residential development began when J. C. Long built low-cost housing for World War II veterans. In 1975, the Sea Pines Company established the 900-acre development now known as the Wild Dunes Beach and Racquet Club. E. Lee Spence, a pioneer underwater archaeologist and prolific author of books and articles about shipwrecks and sunken treasure, with the help of Isle of Palms residents Wally Shaffer and George Campsen, many shipwrecks along the shores of the Isle of Palms in the 1960s.
Their discoveries included the Civil War blockade runners Rattlesnake, Stonewall Jackson, Mary Bowers, Constance and the Georgiana. The iron-hulled steamer Georgiana, sunk on her maiden voyage, was described in contemporary documents as pierced for 14 guns and more powerful than the famous Confederate cruiser Alabama; these historic discoveries resulted in the passage of South Carolina's Underwater Antiquities Act allowing the archaeological salvage of shipwrecks. During Hurricane Hugo, which struck September 21, 1989, much of the island was flooded by the storm surge; the northeastern end of the Isle of Palms, home to the private community of Wild Dunes, endured a severe erosion crisis as a shoal attached to that section of the island and caused sand to be washed away from around the foundation of a large condominium. The city undertook a controversial beach restoration project in the spring and summer of 2008 which replenished the beach with dredged sand and saved the threatened structures.
In February 2019, it was reported that the city's police force was undergoing a crisis following several resignations. The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission operates numerous facilities within Charleston County including Isle of Palms County Park. Marinas and boat landings: Cooper River Marina Multiple county-wide boat la