Carcass Island is the largest of the West Point Island Group of the Falkland Islands. It lies south-east of the Jason Islands, it is 10 km in length, has a maximum width of 2.5 km, is 19 km2 in area. The highest points of the island are Stanley Mount Byng at 220 m; the north-eastern coast has cliffs and slopes while there are large sand bays and a tidal rocky point to the north-west. There are stretches of duneland. Leopard Beach is used as a landing point; the island's grim-sounding name comes from the ship HMS Carcass, which surveyed the island in 1766. Its accompanying vessel, HMS Jason, gave its name to the nearby Jason Islands, its captain, John McBride, gave his name to MacBride Head, it is owned by R. P. McGill; the island's three heritage-listed buildings are a boathouse and store. Its small settlement lying on Port Patterson on the southwest coast is known for its gardens and has a small grocery shop. Carcass Island was considered as one of the potential sites for a British amphibious landing during the Falklands War.
The plan would have been for a "stone aircraft carrier". The main objections to this plan were threefold: 1) Carcass Island, being in the west of the archipelago, was nearest to continental Argentine bases. Though the island has been a sheep farm for more than a century, careful management has preserved its varied habitat and mature tussac grows in replanted coastal paddocks; the island contains one of the few substantial stands of trees in the Falklands. There is however, a true wood at Hill Cove. None of the species are endemic, but they include such exoticisms as Monterey cypress trees, New Zealand cabbage palms; the night herons nest within these trees. The gardens include other introduced plants such as fuchsias and dog roses; the island has no rats or cats, as a result has a wide variety of birdlife including black-crowned night herons, known in the Falkland Islands as "quarks", as well as seals and penguins. The several substantial freshwater ponds are important waterfowl sites; the West Point Island group, which includes Carcass Island, has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area.
Birds for which the site is of conservation significance include Falkland steamer ducks, ruddy-headed geese, gentoo penguins, southern rockhopper penguins, Magellanic penguins, black-browed albatrosses, striated caracaras, blackish cinclodes, Cobb's wrens and white-bridled finches. Stonehouse, B Encyclopedia of Antarctica and the Southern Oceans Carcass Island travel guide from Wikivoyage Carcass Island http://www.ladatco.com/fk-crs.htm Wildlife shots of Carcass island Carcass Island of the Falkland Islands
Krkavče is a village in the City Municipality of Koper in the Littoral region of Slovenia close to the border with Croatia. It includes the hamlets of Abrabi, Girič, Hrib, Mačkujek, Pršuti, Rov, Škrljevec, Sveti Maver, Žvabi; the parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Michael. It was built on the bare stone village square in 1749. Slovenian Istria Media related to Krkavče at Wikimedia Commons Krkavče on Geopedia
Dressed weight refers to the weight of an animal after being butchered, removing all the internal organs and oftentimes the head as well as inedible portions of the tail and legs. It includes the bones and other body structure still attached after this initial butchering, it is a fraction of the total weight of the animal, an average of 59% of the original weight for cattle. There is no singular way to dress an animal, as what is removed depends on whether it will be cooked whole, or butchered further for sale of individual parts. For pigs, the dressed weight includes the skin, while most other ungulates are dressed without. For fowl, it is calculated without feathers, it can be expressed as a percentage of the animal's live weight, when it is known as the killing out percentage. The net dressed weight can vary from animals of the same type depending on how much fat is trimmed in the dressing process, how lean the animal is at butcher time, if the animal has eaten shortly before slaughter. From the perspective of economics, understanding the average dressed weight as a ratio to the live weight is a necessary function of the cattle and other meat industries, as it allows a rough estimate of the available return for each animal.
The dressed weight of an animal will still be higher than the net retail weight of final product at the market, as additional trimming and deboning take place for the individual cuts. Dressed weight varies by animal. For example, the dress weight for chickens and other fowl is closer to 75% of the live weight, higher than that of cattle, which can be from 50-70% depending on breed and methods used. To compare, a 250-pound pig will have a dressed weight of 180 pounds and a retail cuts weight of 144 pounds; this is a net of 72% dressed weight, with only 57% of the original live weight becoming retail cuts. Most of the material, removed in a primary commercial dressing is not disposed of, but is processed or sold individually; this includes some of the organs such as the liver and tongue. Other parts that may be sold for human consumption include chitterlings, tripe and feet, such as pig's trotters or chicken feet. In some countries, there is an excess supply of these internal organs versus the demand for them, so they will be used as a byproduct food.
The bone is pulverized to make bone meal, like much of trimmed material, is used for animal feed, such as dog food. These items are not counted toward the dressed weight, focused on the more desirable meat tissues. Field dressing is the act of minimally dressing an animal in a way as to reduce the amount of weight that must be carried by removing the rumen, sometimes other internal organs such as the heart; this is done by hunters of larger game such as deer or elk. The practice prevents tainting of the meat by prolonged storage before refrigeration; this type of dressing leaves the skin intact, as a protective barrier against foreign objects and dirt. The animal will be properly and dressed at a time, further reducing the net dressed weight. Butcher Meat Fed Cattle Pricing: Live and Dressed Weight - Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet
Carcass are an English extreme metal band from Liverpool, formed in 1985. The band have gone through several line-up changes, leaving guitarist Bill Steer and bassist and vocalist Jeff Walker as the only constant members, they broke up in 1996, but reformed in 2007 without one of its original members, drummer Ken Owen, due to health reasons. To date, the band have released six studio albums, two compilation albums, four EPs, two demo albums, one video album, six music videos. Carcass are regarded as pioneers of the goregrind genre, their early work was tagged as "splatter death metal", "hardgore" on account of their morbid lyrics and gruesome album covers. They became one of the pioneers of melodic death metal with their 1993 album Heartwork; the band's lyrics focus on animal rights issues. Walker and Steer are both vegetarians. Steer used to be vegan and Walker was a hunt saboteur. Carcass was first formed as a school band by Ken Owen that soon after disbanded. Steer joined the D-beat band Disattack with drummer Middie, Paul on bass and Pek on vocals.
After releasing a four track demo entitled A Bomb Drops... in 1986, the bass player left the band and was replaced by Jeff Walker guitarist and vocalist of the Electro Hippies. Vocalist Andrew Pek changed his name to Sanjiv after a visit to India. At about the same time, Bill Steer joined Napalm Death and recorded the second side of what became Napalm Death's first album, Scum. Walker designed the cover art for Scum. Disattack changed its name to Carcass as the group changed musical direction; this saw Ken Owen join the band. In April 1987, they recorded the Flesh Ripping Sonic Torment demo, the only Carcass recording featuring vocalist Sanjiv, who left shortly after. Walker and Owen shared vocal duties for the debut album, done in only four days. Despite the primitive production values of Carcass's debut Reek of Putrefaction, with which the band was displeased, it became a favourite of Radio 1 DJ John Peel. Due to his interest, they were asked to participate in their first Peel Session in 1989, where they debuted new material for their second album.
The Peel Session was released as an EP with the band members adopting pseudonyms: K. Grumegargler, J. Offalmangler, W. G. Thorax Embalmer; that year and Walker appeared as members of Lister's fictional band Smeg and the Heads in an episode of Red Dwarf. Symphonies of Sickness, the second album, which contained a much improved production quality, featured more death metal structures and longer songs with more slow passages; the second half of the tour in support of Symphonies of Sickness saw the addition of second lead guitarist Michael Amott, whose previous work included Carnage. Amott was to become a permanent member, playing on the second Peel Session and contributing material towards their third album. Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious showed more intricate composition, further improved production and guitar solos. Despite the addition of Amott to the ranks, Steer still handled all rhythm guitar duties, with Amott only contributing leads and one riff. Carcass again supported the album with heavy touring, were part of the Earache'Gods of Grind' tour with Cathedral and Confessor in both Europe and the United States.
The Tools of the Trade EP was released in 1992 to coincide with the "Gods of Grind" tour. The band's fourth album, was released in late 1993, it was considered a radical change by many fans, which eliminated Steer's deeper vocals and the clinically gory lyrics. Again, Steer handled all rhythm guitar duties. Song structures, whilst still containing musically complex parts, were simpler, in some cases using the verse/chorus/verse formula. After the release of Heartwork, Carcass signed a worldwide deal with Columbia Records, who hoped for commercial success suggesting that Jeff Walker learn how to sing. Michael Amott left the band right after Heartwork was recorded, was for a while replaced by Mike Hickey, replaced by Carlo Regadas. During the summer of 1994, Walker remixed the track "Inside Out" for a Die Krupps remix album, although the version stayed true to the original with the exception of Owen's drum samples from Heartwork replacing the Die Krupps original, additional mixing from Walker and Colin Richardson at Parr Street studios.
Carcass now set about writing songs for their major label debut. During the December 1994 UK tour Carcass showcased two songs from their current writing sessions – "Edge of Darkness" and "Firmhand", both showing a more straight forward song writing approach than on previous efforts. Around this time, "Edge of Darkness" was recorded for the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show sessions – a session which could be found on compilation albums. By late 1994, 17 songs were ready and the band set about using their $200,000 advance to record the album, again with Colin Richardson, at Rockfield studios in Monmouth, South Wales in early 1995. During the 6-week recording schedule the record label began to withdraw support, stating that Carcass were not ready to record, needed to write more songs; this advice was ignored, as was the suggestion to have Terry Date remix the album, the band continued. At the time, Jeff Walker stated in an interview with the UK's Metal Hammer Magazine that the album was taking more of a classic rock approach, with drums and twin guitars à la Thin Lizzy, in comparison to earlier "multi-layered guitar" productions.
This has since been put down to Bill Steer's unwillingness to perform the time c
Have His Carcase
Have His Carcase is a 1932 locked-room mystery by Dorothy L. Sayers, her seventh novel featuring Lord Peter Wimsey and the second in which Harriet Vane appears. During a hiking holiday at the resort of Wilvercombe on the South West coast of England, the detective novelist Harriet Vane discovers the body of a man lying on an isolated rock on the shore. Harriet takes photographs and notes that death must have been recent as the man's blood is still liquid. There are no footprints in the sand other than those of the victim; the corpse is washed away by the rising tide before she can summon help. Alerted to the discovery by a friend, Lord Peter Wimsey arrives, he and Harriet start their investigations; the victim is identified as Paul Alexis, a young man of Russian extraction, employed by the local hotel as a professional dancing partner. The police tend to the view that he had cut his own throat. Wimsey and Harriet discover that in the period leading up to his death Alexis, an avid reader of Ruritanian romances, had believed himself to be a descendant of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia.
A series of coded letters received from an unknown source convinced him that he was being called to return to Russia to take his place as the new rightful Tsar. Alexis had been engaged to a rich widow in her fifties, Mrs Weldon, her son, Henry Weldon, ten years older than his mother's lover and by all appearances a simple and brutish man, is appalled at the prospect of his mother's remarriage to a gigolo, at his potential loss of inheritance. He travels to Wilvercombe to monitor the investigation while ostensibly comforting his mother after her loss. Weldon appears to be a murder suspect, but he has an unshakeable alibi for the time of Alexis's death – as do a large number of other possible suspects. Alexis's death, staged to look like suicide, is revealed to be the result of an ingenious murder plot that played upon Alexis's fantasies, he had been lured to the rock by his anonymous correspondent who urged him to be ready to meet a'Rider from the Sea', a rider who it was said would be carrying instructions for his onward journey to Warsaw.
Once at the rock, Alexis met his death at the hand of the murderer who had ridden his horse along the beach through the incoming tide to avoid leaving tracks. Wimsey and Harriet realise that Weldon is not the simple character he has been presenting, but a cunning criminal, living under two different identities. Weldon was himself the rider, had been provided with his alibi by two co-conspirators, a friend and his wife. Although his alibi was secure for the believed time of death, the investigators discover that Alexis had died far earlier than had been thought; the still-liquid and unclotted blood noted by Harriet when she found the body had been the result of Alexis's haemophilia. Weldon and his co-conspirators are undone by their unsuccessful attempts to reshuffle their alibis to match the new information about the time of death; as Wimsey and Harriet solve the case, Mrs Weldon has moved on to another gigolo at the hotel, a sympathetic French dancer named Antoine. The novel's title appears in William Cowper's translation of Book II of Homer's Iliad: "The vulture's maw / Shall have his carcase, the dogs his bones".
Lord Peter Wimsey – protagonist, an aristocratic amateur detective Miss Harriet Vane – protagonist, a detective novelist with whom Wimsey is in love Paul Alexis – a professional dancing partner at a hotel Mrs Weldon – an elderly wealthy widow, engaged to Alexis Henry Weldon – only son of Mrs Weldon Haviland Martin – a suspicious camper who proves hard to trace Bright – an itinerant hairdresser with a cloudy past, who gives evidence to suggest that Alexis's death was suicide Inspector Umpelty – local policeman in charge of the investigation All the chapter heads feature quotes from the works of dramatist and poet Thomas Lovell Beddoes. In their overview A Catalogue of Crime Barzun & Taylor noted that the book was "A great achievement, despite some critics' carping; the people, the motive, the cipher, the detection are all topnotch. Here, too, is the first use of hemophilia as a misleading fact, and the son, the mother, her self-deluded gigolo are definitive types". The novel was adapted for radio in 1981 for BBC Radio 4 by Alistair Beaton, starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter and Maria Aitken as Harriet Vane.
It was adapted for television in 1987, as part of a series starring Edward Petherbridge as Lord Peter and Harriet Walter as Harriet Vane. Have His Carcase at Faded Page