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Caracol

For the Québécoise singer see Carole Facal. Caracol is the name given to a large ancient Maya archaeological site, located in what is now the Cayo District of Belize, it is situated 40 kilometres south of Xunantunich and the town of San Ignacio Cayo, 15 kilometers away from the Macal River. It rests on the Vaca Plateau at an elevation of 500 meters above sea-level, in the foothills of the Maya Mountains. Long thought to be a tertiary center, it is now known that the site was one of the most important regional political centers of the Maya Lowlands during the Classic Period. Caracol covered 200 square kilometers, covering an area much larger than present-day Belize City and supported more than twice the modern city's population. "Caracol" is a modern name from Spanish: caracol "snail, shell", but more meaning spiral- or volute-shaped— on account of the winding access road that led to the site. Local tour guides say that the nickname "Caracol" originates from the large population of snails present on the site.

Researchers would say to go to "that one place with all the snails", this developed into just referring to it as "Caracol". When visiting the site you will see that snails are quite everywhere, its ancient name has been reconstructed from the Emblem Glyph popular among its early rulers - Ux Witz Ajaw, or “Three Hills Lord”. The full name of Caracol would be "Three-Hills Water," read Oxwitza', Uxwitza’ or, Hispanicised, "Oxhuitza"; this place name may reference the Three Stone Place of creation. The site was first reported by a native logger named Rosa Mai, who came across its remains in 1937 while searching for mahogany hardwood trees to exploit. Mai reported the site to the archaeological commission for today Belize. In 1938 the archaeological commissioner, A. H. Anderson visited the site for two weeks along with a colleague H. B. Jex, it was Anderson. They conducted preliminary surveys, noted 9 carved monuments, took notes on the structures of the A Group Plaza, undertook limited excavations in two locations.

A. H. Anderson and Linton Satterthwaite discovered 40 stone monuments; the site was first documented archaeologically in 1937 by A. H. Anderson. More extensive explorations and documentation of the site was undertaken by Linton Satterthwaite of the University Museum at the University of Pennsylvania from 1950 to 1953. During this time Satterthwaite focused on finding and documenting monuments removing several stelae and altars to the University Museum. In the early 1980s, Paul Healy of Trent University investigated Caracol's core area, recording several architectural groups, noting the extensive terrace systems and high population density for the surrounding area; the Caracol Archaeological Project is directed by Arlen and Diane Chase of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States. The 1988-1989 field seasons researched the southeast section of the site, between the Conchita and Pajaro-Romonal Causeways, to determine the impact of the Tikal-Naranjo wars. From 1994 to 1996, the project focused investigations in the northeast section of the site which showed great time depth dating to the Middle Preclassic, on the growth and cohesion of the site during Caracol's two major periods of aggression.

In the spring dry season of 2009 they conducted a LiDAR survey with an aircraft that allowed a rapid assessment of the entire site and surrounds, mapping 200 square kilometers, with results published in May 2010. The only road Caracol may be accessed by is paved for the last 16km and leads to the Western Highway between San Ignacio and Belmopan and to Santa Elena. Caana is one of the largest man-made structures in Belize. 1938 A. H. Anderson visits Caracol 1950-1953 Linton Satterthwaite and the University Museum conducts investigations focusing on recording monuments, makes a limited map 1956-1958 A. H. Anderson returns to Caracol and excavates in the A Group and South Acropolis 1980 Paul Healy of Trent University investigates agricultural terraces and notes unusually high settlement density 1985 Caracol Archaeological Project begins. Conchita and Pajaro-Ramonal Causeways located. 1987 Initiation of settlement research. Construction on Caana demonstrated to be post-AD 800 1990 Structures A2, A7, A8 excavated.

1991 Exploration and mapping of causeways. Ceiba and Retiro Termini located. Structure A6 excavated. Intact stucco frieze found on earlier construction of Caana. Belize government declares the Caracol area a national park. 1992 Ruler’s tomb discovered in the South Acropolis. Belize government constructs road to the site 1993 Investigations on Canna. Hieroglyphic texts found in non-elite contexts 1994-1995 Northeast sector investigated to determine settlement density and dating.

South Carolina Highway 362

South Carolina Highway 362 is a 22.7-mile-long state highway in the U. S. state of South Carolina. The highway connects Bamberg. SC 362 begins at an intersection with SC 212 in Colleton County, it travels to the northwest and curves to the west-northwest before leaving the city limits. The highway crosses over Hog Branch before curving to a northwesterly direction, it curves to the north-northwest. It begins a concurrency with SC 217; the two highways enter Bamberg County before they split. SC 362 travels to the north before resuming its north-northwestern routing, it passes Little Swamp Cemetery. It curves to the north-northeast and to the northeast, it crosses Hurricane Branch and Drawdy Branch. The highway curves to the northwest, it curves to a nearly due north direction before heading back to the north-northwest and northwest. It enters the eastern part of Bamberg, where it meets its northern terminus, an intersection with U. S. Route 78. U. S. Roads portal United States portal Media related to South Carolina Highway 362 at Wikimedia Commons SC 362 South Carolina Hwy Index

Niall Moran

Niall Moran is an Irish hurler who played as a centre-forward for the Limerick senior team. Born in Castleconnell, County Limerick, Moran first played competitive hurling whilst at Ardscoil Rís, he arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of eighteen when he first linked up with the Limerick minor team, before lining out with the under-21 side. He made his senior debut in the 2003 championship. Moran went on to play a key part in the forwards for a decade, won one Munster medal and one National Hurling League medal, he was an All-Ireland runner-up on one occasion. As a member of the Munster inter-provincial team at various times, Moran won one Railway Cup medal in 2007. At club level he won two championship medals with Ahane. Moran's career tally of 7 goals and 97 points ranks him as Limerick's sixth highest championship scorer of all-time. Throughout his career Moran made 44 championship appearances, making one of Limerick's most "capped" player of all-time, he announced his retirement from inter-county hurling on 14 December 2013.

His brothers and James, have played with Limerick. Moran has become involved in team management and coaching, he has served as selector with various hurling teams at Ardscoil Rís. AhaneLimerick Senior Hurling Championship: 1999, 2004LimerickMunster Senior Hurling Championship: 2013 National Hurling League: 2011 All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship: 2001, 2002 Munster Under-21 Hurling Championship: 2001, 2002MunsterRailway Cup: 2007 Ardscoil RísHarty Cup: 2010, 2011

Lauren Bennett

Lauren Diane Bennett is an English singer and model. She is best known as a member of the girl group G. R. L.. She is known for her work with the Paradiso Girls, CeeLo Green, Robin Antin of the Pussycat Dolls, most notably with LMFAO, where she was featured on the 2011 summer hit "Party Rock Anthem," achieving her first number one single in the United Kingdom and United States. Bennett was part of a girl group called the Paradiso Girls; the group consisted of seven members at their formation in 2007, but had dropped to five by 2008. Each member comes from a different country: Chelsea Korka from the United States, Aria Crescendo from France, Kelly Beckett from Barbados, Shar Mae Amor from the Philippines, Bennett from England; the band was signed to Interscope Records. Their debut single, "Patron Tequila", featuring Lil Jon and Eve, was released on 12 May 2009 and reached No. 3 on the Hot Dance Club Play Chart and No. 82 on the Canadian Hot 100. After their second single, "Who's My Bitch", was unsuccessful, the group disbanded in 2010.

Bennett went on to pursue a solo career. She was featured in a remix of will.i.am's "I Got It from My Mama". She joined in the Party Rock Tour with LMFAO; that year, she met CeeLo Green and was featured on his album The Lady Killer on the song "Love Gun". The following year, she was featured on LMFAO's international hit "Party Rock Anthem", which sold over 5,000,000 digital downloads in the United States and reached No. 1 in the United States for six weeks, becoming Bennett's first number one single on the US Billboard Hot 100. Bennett works with Robin Antin and is featured in the Pussycat Dolls' second fitness DVD, her debut solo single. The track was produced by David Schuler. While talking to Billboard.com on the red carpet at the American Music Awards, Bennett confirmed herself as a part of the newly regrouped recording group. This made her the first member of a brand new line-up that creator Robin Antin confirmed to Billboard was in the process of being built. "We're figuring out who's in the group and we're working on an album," Bennett says of the new group, which at the time was slated to be the revamped Pussycat Dolls.

In 2011 it was announced that a new line-up of the "sexy brand" would debut in February 2012 during a GoDaddy Super Bowl commercial. Bennett was featured and included in the original line-up along with Paula van Oppen and three others who were cut from the group for various reasons. Simone Battle, Emmalyn Estrada, Natasha Slayton joined and G. R. L. Debuted their hit single "Vacation" on The Smurfs 2 soundtrack. G. R. L. found international success and was featured with artists such as Pitbull on his hit single "Wild Wild Love". The group went on to release a self-titled EP, G. R. L. in which its lead single Ugly Heart peaked at 2 on the Australian charts. G. R. L. were on their way to mainstream success when group member Simone Battle died in September 2014. In January 2015, the group released a single in honor of Battle titled "Lighthouse", dedicated themselves to raising awareness for mental health issues. On 2 June 2015, the group disbanded. On 8 April 2016, a dance track featuring Bennett and produced by Greek DJ Nick Martin titled "Reality" was released.

On 8 May 2016, Bennett announced and released her new single "Hurricane" via her Instagram, adding "After G. R. L. Ended I had no idea what was going to happen next, everything fell apart pretty fast. That's. After seeing my mother suffer with mental struggles for years I lost a friend to this, it has always affected my life in some way. We all have yourself; this is a story to show from my eyes what it feels like to suffer from this but the other perspective to lose someone to this." It was announced on Twitter that a portion of the proceeds from the single would be donated to The Campaign to Change Direction, an organization dedicated to change the culture of mental health in America. On 15 June 2016, over a year after G. R. L. announced their breakup, it was reported that the group has plans to reform under new representation with UK based agency Loco Talent. In June, the group's new agent, Matt Wynter, stated that the G. R. L. is back via Loco Talent's website. Bennett is one of the two original members returning under the new lineup.

The group's lead single. In 2017 along with her brother Ryan, the siblings formed BENNETT, a folk, country and rock duo, their debut single "It's All Good" was released on 2 June 2017. Official website

Blackwater, County Wexford

Blackwater is a rural village in County Wexford, Ireland. It lies within the townland of Ballynaglogh on the R742 regional road 16 km north of Wexford. Michael Gray operates a route linking the village with Wexford Mondays to Fridays inclusive Bus Éireann route 379 serves the village on Mondays and Saturdays only linking it to Wexford and intermediate locations such as Courtown Harbour; the village has three pubs, Corrigan's, the Blackwater Lodge and Whelan's. It has a video Arcade called the Glider, a number of supermarkets, a large second-hand furniture store and a clothes alterations shop; the village has increased its population, has seen the building of hundreds of houses in the village itself and in outlying areas. Blackwater is close to Ballyconnigar beach, a site with one of the highest levels of erosion due to tidal forces; the stretch of beach from Ballyconnigar to Ballynaclash is popular for bathing and fishing. Due to high volumes of beach users in the summer months, off season and night fishing is best advised.

The ground south of where the Blackwater River enters the sea is broken and does not seem to hold many fish. Species encountered outside this area include bullhuss, tope, ray, codling and flounder. Ballyconnigar beach is close to Curracloe strand and Ballinesker beach, where the opening scene of the film "Saving Private Ryan" was filmed. Blackwater has a mobile-home holiday park called'Abhainn Dubh Mobile home and Leisure Park', opened since 1993 and lies less than a 5-minute walk from Blackwater village; the local GAA team is St. Brigid's Blackwater, established in 1885; the hurling team are in the Intermediate Championship. The Gaelic football team won the 2009 Junior Championship. Blackwater has a Par 3 golf course, located about 5 minutes drive outside of the village between Blackwater and Kilmuckridge; the golf course itself was opened in July 1993 although Blackwater Golf Society had its first outing in 1991. They play in many of the major courses in county Wexford and its surrounding counties, golf clubs such as: Wexford golf club, Enniscorthy Golf Club, Rosslare, St. Helens Bay, Mount Wolseley, Coolattin, Killerig and more.

Blackwater now has its own FootGolf course, located at Blackwater Golf Course, FootGolf a new craze, sweeping the world. It incorporates both the world's passion for football. Blackwater served as a setting of Mary Kay Tuberty's 2015 novel Keeper of Coin. List of towns and villages in Ireland Blackwater GAA Blackwater Beach fishing info Blackwater Beach

Mysterious Girl

"Mysterious Girl" is the second overall single and third British single from singer-songwriter Peter Andre's second studio album, Natural. The song was written by Glen Goldsmith, Philip Jackson, Ollie Jacobs and Andre, produced by Jacobs; the song features guest vocals from Caribbean rapper Bubbler Ranx. It was first released as a single by Melodian Records in Australia on 14 August 1995, but was not released in the United Kingdom until May 1996 due to problems regarding the administration of Andre's UK record label, Mushroom Records. "Mysterious Girl" peaked at number-one in New Zealand and number 2 in the Netherlands and the UK. It was a top 10 hit in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Ireland and Switzeland. On the Eurochart Hot 100, the single reached number 11 in September 1996. Liam Kendrick performed the song in his X-Factor audition in series 12, he posted a cover on his SoundCloud account. Music & Media wrote: "Andre's sunshine reggae single automatically conjures up tropical beaches and coconut trees.

As this summer seems to be without end, the chances look good for the Australian." The song reached the top of the charts in New Zealand and number eight in Australia, peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart. Following a lengthy campaign on The Chris Moyles Show in 2004, Andre's appearance on the British reality show I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, the song was re-released as the first single from Andre's fourth studio album The Long Road Back, peaking at number one in February 2004. In the Republic of Ireland, "Mysterious Girl" reached number three upon its initial release in 1996, but the 2004 reissue saw the song reach a brand new peak of number two. Filmed in Thailand, the video depicts Andre on a beach. There are montages of several women and Peter and Bubbler dance in a lagoon shirtless and in their jeans. Andre is seen dancing underneath a waterfall, a more iconic part of the video. Andre is last seen walking along the beach shirtless and rolls in the sand as the sun sets. Australian CD single / Cassette"Mysterious Girl" - 3:39 "Mysterious Girl" - 4:42 "Mysterious Girl" - 5:17 "Mysterious Girl" - 3:39Australian 7" vinyl"Mysterious Girl" - 3:39 "Take Me Back" - 5:14UK CD1"Mysterious Girl" - 3:39 "Mysterious Girl" - 3:58 "Mysterious Girl" - 5:45 "Turn It Up" - 5:24UK CD2"Mysterious Girl" - 3:39 "Mysterious Girl" - 7:06 "Mysterious Girl" - 5:56 "Mysterious Girl" - 5:34 "Mysterious Girl" feat.

Liam Kendrick - 3:44Cassette"Mysterious Girl" - 3:39 "Turn It Up" - 5:247" Vinyl"Mysterious Girl" - 3:39 "Only One" - 3:522004 Re-Release"Mysterious Girl" - 3:39 "Mysterious Girl" - 7:32 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics Official video