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Southport is a large seaside town in Merseyside, England. At the 2001 census, it had a population of 90,336, making it the eleventh most populous settlement in North West England. Southport is fringed to the north by the Ribble estuary; the town is 16.7 miles north of Liverpool and 14.8 miles southwest of Preston. Part of Lancashire, the town was founded in 1792 when William Sutton, an innkeeper from Churchtown, built a bathing house at what is now the south end of Lord Street. At that time, the area, known as South Hawes, was sparsely populated and dominated by sand dunes. At the turn of the 19th century, the area became popular with tourists due to the easy access from the nearby Leeds and Liverpool Canal; the rapid growth of Southport coincided with the Industrial Revolution and the Victorian era. Town attractions include Southport Pier, the second longest seaside pleasure pier in the British Isles, Lord Street, an elegant tree-lined shopping street. Extensive sand dunes stretch for several miles from Woodvale to the south of the town.

The Ainsdale sand dunes have been designated as a Ramsar site. Local fauna include the sand lizard; the town contains examples of Victorian architecture and town planning, on Lord Street and elsewhere. A particular feature of the town is the extensive tree planting; this was one of the conditions required by the Hesketh family when they made land available for development in the 19th century. Hesketh Park at the northern end of the town is named after them, having been built on land donated by Rev. Charles Hesketh. Southport today is still one of the most popular seaside resorts in the UK, it hosts various events, including an annual air show on and over the beach, the largest independent flower show in the UK and the British Musical Fireworks Championship. The town is at the centre of England's Golf Coast and has hosted the Open Championship at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club. There have been settlements in the area now comprising Southport since the Domesday Book, some parts of the town have names of Viking origin.

The earliest recorded human activity in the region was during the Middle Stone Age, when mesolithic hunter gatherers were attracted by the abundant red deer and elk population, as well as the availability of fish and woodland. Roman coins have been found at Halsall Moss and Crossens, although the Romans never settled southwest Lancashire; the first real evidence of an early settlement here is in the Domesday Book, in which the area is called Otergimele. The Domesday Book states that there were 50 huts in Otergimele, housing a population of 200; the population was scattered thinly across the region and it was at the northeast end of Otergimele, where blown sand gave way to alluvial deposits from the River Ribble estuary, that a small concentration of people occurred. The alluvium provided the river itself stocks of fish, it was here, it seems, that a primitive church was built, which gave the emerging village its name of Churchtown, the parish being North Meols. A church called. With a booming fishing industry, the area grew and hamlets became part of the parish of North Meols.

From south to north, these villages were South Hawes, Little London, Higher Blowick, Lower Blowick, Rowe-Lane, Marshside and Banks. As well as Churchtown, there were vicarages in Banks. Parts of the parish were completely surrounded by water until 1692 when Thomas Fleetwood of Bank Hall cut a channel to drain Martin Mere to the sea. From this point on, attempts at large-scale drainage of Martin Mere and other marshland continued until the 19th century, since when the water has been pumped away; this created a booming farming industry. In the late 18th century, it was becoming fashionable for the well-to-do to relinquish inland spa towns and visit the seaside to bathe in the salt sea waters. At that time, doctors recommended bathing in the sea to help cure pains. In 1792, William Sutton, the landlord of the Black Bull Inn in Churchtown and known to locals as "The Old Duke", realised the importance of the newly created canal systems across the UK and set up a bathing house in the uninhabited dunes at South Hawes by the seaside just four miles away from the newly constructed Leeds and Liverpool Canal and two miles southwest of Churchtown.

When a widow from Wigan built a cottage nearby in 1797 for seasonal lodgers, Sutton built a new inn on the site of the bathing house which he called the South Port Hotel, moving to live there the following season. The locals thought him mad and referred to the building as the Duke's Folly, but Sutton arranged transport links from the canal that ran through Scarisbrick, four miles from the hotel, trade was remarkably good; the hotel survived until 1854, when it was demolished to make way for traffic at the end of Lord Street, but its presence and the impact of its founder are marked by a plaque in the vicinity, by the name of one street at the intersection, namely Duke Street, by a hotel on Duke Street which bears the legacy name of Dukes Folly Hotel. Southport grew in the 19th century as it gained a reputation for being a more refined seaside resort than its neighbour-up-the-coast Blackpool. In fact Southport had a head start compared to all the other places on the Lancashire coast because it had easy access to the canal system.

Other seaside bathing areas couldn't get going until the railways were built some years later. The Leeds and Liverpool

Omaha Hotel

The Omaha Hotel is a former railroad hotel in Neillsville, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1893 near a railroad depot to serve business travelers, it continued to operate as a hotel until the 1940s, during which time it was renamed the Hotel Paulus and the Hamilton Hotel. Entrepreneurs Peter and Ed Weber saw an opportunity to cater to railroad travelers in Neilsville in the late 19th century; the Webers purchased a lot to the immediate south of the Chicago, St. Paul and Omaha Railway, less than a block away from the Neilsville depot; the hotel was built by August Schoengarth. The Webers chose the name Omaha Hotel, which created the perception that it was affiliated with the railroad; the rear of the hotel was visible from the depot platform and used as a billboard to travelers, advertising its rate. The hotel operated excluding meals from the room price; the hotel was not intended for luxury, instead catering to business travelers. In 1908, James Paulus renamed it the Hotel Paulus.

"Hotel Paulus" was added to the west face of the hotel, the sign remains today. Beginning in the 1920s, the hotel was known as the Hamilton Hotel; the hotel was vacant by the early 1940s. Furniture dealer and undertaker Herbert Lowe bought the building in July 1945; the 2003–2004 Neillsville Architectural Survey identified the hotel as eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was listed on the Register on March 20, 2013; as of 2013, the Omaha Hotel is one of two historic hotels. The owners of the building intend to rehabilitate the structure and turn it into residential and retail space; the building is located at the western edge of the town's commercial district, at the northeast corner of the intersection of 7th Street and Clay Street. It is a two-story, late Victorian rectangular building measuring 45 by 42 feet with a 10 by 14 feet one-story wing along the east wall; the exterior consists of red clay bricks laid in running bond. The foundation is stone with a full basement.

The south and west walls are topped with a bracketed metal cornice. The north and east faces of the building are utilitarian in appearance; the property includes one "non-contributing" garage built circa 1970. A non-original one-story aluminum addition extends from the north wall of the wing flush to the north face of the building. National Register of Historic Places listings in Clark County, Wisconsin Lacey, Patricia. "NRHP Nomination: Omaha Hotel". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service

The Midwest Beat

The Midwest Beat is a band from Milwaukee, United States. Formed in 2005, the band is noted for their concise and uptempo songs, saturated in vocal harmonies; the Midwest Beat, who play Americana music inspired by country rock and folk rock, have toured Europe three times and released a handful of full-length albums, singles and EPs. Matt Joyce - guitar, vocals Kyle Denton - guitar, vocals Christopher Capelle - drums Tim Schweiger - bass, vocals Kyle "Motor" Urban At the Gates CD, 2009, Duck on Monkey Records At the Gates LP, 2010, Dusty Medical Records Gone Not Lost LP, 2011, Dusty Medical Records Gone Not Lost LP, 2011, Wild Honey Records Singles LP, 2012, Wild Honey Records Gone Not Lost CD, 2013, Waterslide Records Free of Being CD, 2014, Waterslide Records Free of Being LP, 2014, Dusty Medical Records/Wild Honey Records Happy Holidays from The Midwest Beat CD, 2006, self-released split with The Vertebreakers The Midwest Beat EP, CD, 2007, self-released Live on WMSE EP, CD, 2011, self-released European tour CD Split with The Cave Weddings, cassette, 2009 Split with Eric & the Happy Thoughts, cassette, 2010 The Midwest Beat EP, cassette, 2011, Hosehead Records Unreleased and Live: 2005-2011, cassette, 2012, Kind Turkey Records Free of Being, cassette, 2015, Secret People Records Incantations, cassette, 2019, No Coast Recordings The Midwest Beat EP, 2x7", 2008, Dusty Medical Records Bring the Water 7", 2009, Tax Return Records Back to Mono 7", 2011, Eradicator Records Blue Tippecanoe 7", 2012, Sound Asleep Records Apology Accepted 7", 2012, Certified PR Records Carol Anne 7", 2015, Wild Honey Records Local Love Fest CD, 2011, includes a cover of The Hussy's "Sexi Ladi" Un Mondo di Canzonette - OndaDrops Vol.8, 2013, includes a cover of Neil Young's "Everybody Knows This is Nowhere" DMR 10th Anniversary Festival compilation CD, Dusty Medical Records, 2015, includes "Girl Gone West" Hooliganism Vol. 3 compilation cassette, Berserk Records, 2016, includes "High Life" The Beat Paul Collins Tommy Stinson Milwaukee Record's 25 Best Milwaukee Albums of 2014 Milwaukee Record's 15 Best Milwaukee Music Videos of 2014 AV Club review of "Gone Not Lost" LP June 2008 Isthmus interview June 2011 interview 2012 show review 2012 Kind Turkey EP cassette review 2011 Kind Turkey "Back to Mono" 7" review Italian tour info "At the Gates" LP review BAM Magazine site Dusty Medical Records official band website Bandcamp site Online Store Otis Tours website Wild Honey Records website Facebook site Discogs band site

2016 Puerto Rico FC season

The 2016 Puerto Rico FC season was the club's first season of existence. The club played in North American Soccer League, the second tier of the American soccer pyramid, enter only in the Fall season in which they finished 9th. After winning the Copa Luis Villarejo on November 20; as part of their commitment to the community in May 2016, Puerto Rico FC had their first three clinics of the season in Dorado and Hatillo with the participation of over a hundred boys and girls. During these clinics the Puerto Rico FC players turned into coaches, teaching the children about ball control, proper goalkeeping and teamwork. After the different workshops the children faced off against the players in a friendly match; the field of Quintas de Dorado was the site of the first clinic with youth clubs Eleven FC and Toa Baja SC. Next, Puerto Rico FC visited the Tomás Donés Sports Complex and the boys and girls of Cariduros FC. To round up the first leg of clinics the players took a trip to the city of Hatillo where they trained with Hatillo SC and Leal Arecibo in the Francisco Deida Sports Complex.

As part of the Puerto Rican Day Parade weekend celebration, Puerto Rico FC will travel to New York City to meet the Puerto Rico national team in a friendly match. This match is part of PRFC’s ongoing preseason and build up to their inaugural match at the Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium next July 2 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico; as of match played October 29, 2016 Win Loss Draw As of match played October 29, 2016 Official website

The Housemaid (1960 film)

The Housemaid is a 1960 black-and-white South Korean film. It starred Lee Eun-shim, Ju Jeung-nyeo and Kim Jin-kyu, it has been described in as a "consensus pick as one of the top three Korean films of all time". This was the first film in Kim's Housemaid trilogy followed by Woman of Fire and Woman of Fire'82; the film was remade in 2010 by director Im Sang-soo. The film is a domestic horror thriller telling of a family's destruction by the introduction of a sexually predatory femme fatale into the household; the film begins with a scene of a composer, Dong-sik Kim, reading to his wife a newspaper story about a man falling in love with his maid. The story jumps to the composer working at a factory; the composer has just moved into a two-story house with two children. When his pregnant wife becomes exhausted from working at a sewing machine to support the family, the composer hires a housemaid, Myung-sook, to help with the work around the house; the new housemaid behaves strangely, catching rats with her hands, spying on the composer, seducing him and becoming pregnant by him.

The composer's wife convinces the housemaid to induce a miscarriage by falling down a flight of stairs. After this incident, the housemaid's behavior becomes erratic, she threatens to kill the composer's newborn son. She tricks the composer's son Chang-soon into believing that he has ingested poisoned water, in a panic, he falls to his death down a flight of stairs. Myung-sook persuades the composer to commit suicide with her by swallowing rat poison; the film ends with the composer reading the story from a newspaper with his wife, returning to the beginning of the film. The narrative of the film has been told by the composer, who smiles and warns the film audience that this is just the sort of thing that could happen to anyone. Kim Jin-kyu as Dong-sik Kim Ju Jeung-ryu as Mrs. Kim Lee Eun-shim as Myung-sook Um Aing-ran as Kyung-hee Cho Ko Seon-ae as Seon-young Kwak Ahn Sung-ki as Chang-soon Kim Lee Yoo-ri as Ae-soon Kim Kang Seok-je Na Jeong-ok In 2003, Jean-Michel Frodon, editor-in-chief of Cahiers du cinéma, wrote that the discovery of The Housemaid by the West, over 40 years after the film's debut, was a "marvelous feeling—marvelous not just because one finds in writer-director Kim Ki-young a extraordinary image maker, but in his film such an utterly unpredictable work".

Comparing the director to Luis Buñuel, Frodon wrote Kim is "capable of probing deep into the human mind, its desires and impulses, while paying sarcastic attention to the details". He called The Housemaid "shocking", noting that "the shocking nature of the film is both disturbing and pleasurable". Frodon pointed out that The Housemaid was only one early major film in the director's career, that Kim Ki-young would continue "running wild through obsessions and rebellion" with his films for decades to come. Ahn, Min-hwa. "The Housemaid". The House of Kim Ki-young. Archived from the original on 2003-12-09. Retrieved 2008-01-21. Ahn, Min-hwa. "Representing the Anxious Middle Class: Camera Movement and Color in The Housemaid and Woman of Fire". The House of Kim Ki-young. Archived from the original on 2004-05-06. Retrieved 2008-01-21. An, Jin-soo. "The Housemaid and Troubled Masculinity in the 1960s". The House of Kim Ki-young. Archived from the original on 2003-12-12. Retrieved 2008-01-21. Frodon, Jean-Michel.

"Hayno The Housemaid". In Steven Jay Schneider. 1001 Movies You Must See. New York: Barron's Educational Series. P. 385. ISBN 0-7641-5701-9. Kim, Kyung-hyun. "8. Lethal Work: Domestic Space and Gender Troubles in Happy End and The Housemaid"; the Remasculinization of Korean Cinema. Durham and London: Duke University Press. Pp. 233–258. ISBN 0-8223-3267-1. Kim, Soyoung. "The Housemaid and the Korean Woman's Film". The House of Kim Ki-young. Archived from the original on 2004-10-13. Retrieved 2008-01-21. Park, Jiye. "Gothic Imagination in Carnivore and The Housemaid". The House of Kim Ki-young. Archived from the original on 2003-12-10. Retrieved 2008-01-21; the Housemaid on IMDb Review at Review at Review at The Housemaid: Crossing Borders an essay by Kyung Hyun Kim at the Criterion Collection


Villeneuve-le-Roi is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 13.7 km from the center of Paris. The early 19th-century French orientalist Jean-Baptiste Rousseau was born in Villeneuve-le-Roi on the boat that arrived from Auxerre. Orly Airport is located in the commune. Villeneuve-le-Roi is twinned with the towns of Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire and Vratsa, Bulgaria. Villeneuve-le-Roi is served by Villeneuve-le-Roi station on Paris RER line C. Communal schools include: Preschools: Cites-Unies, Paul-Painlevé, Paul-Bert, Paul-Eluard, Pauline-Kergomard, Annie-Fratellini Elementary schools: Paul-Bert, Paul-Painlevé, Jules-Ferry, Jean-MoulinThere are two junior high schools: Collège Jean Macé Villeneuve Le Roi Collège Jules FerryThere is one senior high school: Lycée Georges Brassens; the commune has a public library, Bibliothèque municipale Anatole-France. Communes of the Val-de-Marne department Official website