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Brisbane Ranges National Park

The Brisbane Ranges National Park is a national park in the Barwon South West region of Victoria, The 7,718-hectare national park is situated 80 kilometres west of Melbourne near the town of Meredith and is managed by Parks Victoria. The park covers part of an area of hills of moderate elevation; the park features a number of walking tracks, of which the walk through Anakie Gorge is the most popular. Other attractions include the Ted Errey Nature Wadawurrung walk. Flat and suitable for those of moderate fitness, the walk features views of the Gorge itself and the presence of koalas and wallabies in their wild state; some of the resident wallabies are unafraid of tourists and may study the passing visitors. In January 2006, lightning sparked a bushfire in the Steiglitz historical area which soon spread throughout the Brisbane Ranges. Despite lengthy efforts to control the fire from Department of Sustainability and Environment, Parks Victoria and the Country Fire Authority fire fighters, the blaze incinerated 6,700 hectares of parkland and destroyed two houses without loss of human life.

A subsequent bushfire one year also threatened much of the national park. Protected areas of Victoria Parks Victoria official Brisbane Ranges site Friends of Brisbane Ranges


CKWR-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting a community radio format at 98.5 FM in Kitchener, Ontario. The station has broadcast since 1973, their studios are located on 1446 King Street East in Kitchener while their transmitter is located on top of Kitchener City Hall CKWR-FM is a not-for-profit radio station that serves the communities of Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph. It was the first licensed community radio station in Canada, receiving a license in 1973. Programming weekdays is Adult album alternative with local community events announcements. Evenings are specialty programs, weekends are multicultural. CKWR-FM CKWR-FM history – Canadian Communications Foundation Query the REC Canadian station database for CKWR-FM

A. Jagannathan

A. Jagannathan was an Indian film director who worked in the Tamil, Kannada an Hindi film industry, he directed nearly 50 films in Tamil. He made his debut as director in Manipayal in 1973 after working as an assistant to T. Prakash Rao and P. Neelakantan for 15 films, most of them being MGR movies, he directed the MGR film Idhayakkani, some television serials. He directed Sivaji Ganesan's Vellai Roja. Another successful venture in his career was Moondru Mugam, he was hospitalized in Coimbatore for a fortnight. He died on 7 October 2012, was cremated at Tiruppur, he was survived by daughters Usha Devi and Pavithra Devi and son Arun Kumar. A. Jagannathan on IMDb

Patriot Hills

Patriot Hills is a line of rock hills 5 nautical miles long, located 3 nautical miles east of the north end of Independence Hills in Horseshoe Valley, Heritage Range, Western Antarctica. To the north of Patriot Hills there is an 2x8 km large blue ice rink, a snow-free surface that can be used as a landing strip for large aircraft including C130 and Ilyushin Il-76; the hills were mapped by United States Geological Survey from ground surveys and U. S. Navy air photos, 1961-66; the name was applied by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in association with the name Heritage Range. In 1987, the Patriot Hills Base Camp was built here by the Adventure Network International; the camp, used only in the Antarctic summer months, was the only operated camp on the Antarctic continent. In 2010, they moved operations to the Union Glacier Camp. During the Antarctic summer of 1998, a team of scientists at Carnegie Mellon University, NASA Ames Research Center and the University of Pittsburgh opened for a few weeks their camp near the Patriot Hills.

They tested the robot Nomad, built to investigate and identify autonomous rocks and meteorites in polar regions. Since there had been no meteorite impacts in this region, the researchers scattered meteor fragments for testing; this article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Patriot Hills"

Carlton B. Ardery Jr.

Carlton Breckenridge Ardery Jr. was a former military and civilian test pilot who flew developmental and test missions for Republic Aviation of Farmingdale, New York. He was killed in the in-flight breakup of an F-105 Thunderchief in 1965. Ardery, a native of Lexington, went directly from high school into U. S. Army Air Force flight training, graduating in 1943 as a second lieutenant at Aloe Field, Texas, he flew Boeing B-29 Superfortresses in the Pacific theatre with the 500th Bomb Group, 73d Bomb Wing, in 1944-45, in the Korean War, flew 100 missions in Republic F-84E Thunderjets. He was awarded the Air Medal, he left the service in 1952 to join the Republic Aviation Corporation. Ardery became an experimental and production test pilot for Republic Aviation being assigned to the F-105 Thunderchief project as one of the principal test pilots for the fighter-bomber from its maiden flight in 1955; as the design was improved, he flew the newer variants, including the advanced D-model, specializing in checkout flights "on the sophisticated electronic units which make the jet literally'automatic'."

In early 1960, he completed a 300-mile roundtrip flight with "hands-off" or all on instruments except for take-off and landing. "It was the longest instrument-controlled flight of the F-105D to date."In June 1960, he was appointed senior experimental pilot for Republic Aviation Corp. at the Air Proving Ground Test Center at Eglin AFB, where he joined fellow Republic test pilot Don Seaver in flight tests of the Mach 2 Thunderchief. At this point he had nearly 200 hours flying time in F-105s, over 7,500 flying hours. On 11 June 1963, Ardery took the prototype two-seat F-105F, F-105F-1-RE, 62-4412, to Mach 1.15 on its maiden flight. Due to an unfortunate oversight in inspecting F-105 Thunderchiefs following the fatal crash of a Thunderbirds air demonstration team F-105B at Hamilton Air Force Base, California on 9 May 1964, one was missed and it subsequently crashed 15 June 1965 while operating out of Eglin Air Force Base. Early-production JF-105D-5-RE, 58-1149, the fourth D-model built, first Block 5 airframe, flown by Ardery, 41, broke apart during a 7.33 G pull-up during a test mission when the same weak backbone plate failed that caused the Thunderbirds fatal accident, stated a Fairchild Hiller Accident Report.

The pilot was killed as the disintegrating airframe burst into flame. The aircraft crashed into the Gulf of Mexico 39 miles SE of Eglin AFB. At the time of his death, Ardery had logged over 9,000 flight hours, he was survived by his wife Gloria, three children, Linda, 10.

Shirley Thompson vs. the Aliens

Shirley Thompson vs. the Aliens is a 1972 Australian film directed by Jim Sharman and starring Jane Harders and Helmut Bakaitis. It is the first feature-length film from Sharman, who subsequently directed The Rocky Horror Picture Show. In 1950s Sydney and her gang discover that aliens have attacked Australia but no one believes them. Shirley is committed to a lunatic asylum. Jane Harders as Shirley Thompson June Collis as Dr Leslie Smith Tim Elliot as Dr George Talbot Marion Johns as Rita Thompson John Llewellyn as Reg Thompson Marie Nicholas as Narelle Thompson Helmut Bakaitis as Harold John Ivkovitch as Bruce Bruce Gould as Blake Kate Fitzpatrick as nurse Alexander Hay as Alien Ron Haddrick as replica of Prince Philip Phil Kitamura as gang member Candy Raymond as gang member Julie Rodgers as gang member Georgina West as gang member Max Hess as gang member Sue Moir as gang member The film was shot on 16mm. Sharman paid for the movie with his own money, it was written as a tribute to old B movies.

Sharman said "it was made quite impulsively and not without passion". Sharman subsequently worked again with both Jane Harders and Kate Fitzpatrick when he directed the original 1973 Sydney stage production of The Rocky Horror Show, which starred Harders as Janet, with Fitzpatrick as Magenta. Cast member Helmut Bakaitis went on to international notoriety for his role as "The Architect" in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions; the film marks the first screen credit for Sharman's longtime collaborator, designer Brian Thomson, who worked with Sharman on many notable theatre and stage musical productions, including the original Sydney stage productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and The Rocky Horror Show, Sharman's films The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Shock Treatment. It was the first feature film credit for distinguished producer Matt Carroll - a friend of Sharman and Thomson from their student days at the University of New South Wales - who went on to produce many notable Australian feature films and TV series including Sunday Too Far Away, Breaker Morant, the TV miniseries True Believers, Turtle Beach, the acclaimed TV medical drama series G.

P. and the science fiction TV series Farscape. The film was previewed at the National Film Theatre in London in March 1972 and had its premiere at the Sydney Film Festival in June and received limited release. In 1976 Sharman re-edited it cutting some 25 minutes of footage from the original 1972 version, which ran 104 minutes. Shirley Thompson vs. the Aliens on IMDb Shirley Thompson vs. the Aliens at AllMovie Shirley Thompson vs the Aliens at Australian Screen Online Shirley Thompson versus the Aliens at Oz Movies