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John Charles Darke

John Charles Darke was a surveyor and explorer in Van Diemen's Land and South Australia. He died after being speared by Aboriginals in 1844. Darke was born in Hereford, England, in 1806, the son of William Darke, a prosperous owner of property in Hereford, Elizabeth Darke. Nothing is known of his early year's in England, he arrived in Van Diemen's Land in 1824, accompanied by two of his uncles: Edward Davey Wedge and John Helder Wedge who became the Second Assistant Surveyor in the Land Survey Department. During 1824–25, Darke spent time with his Uncle John learning the profession of surveying as they moved around the state. In January 1826, Darke joined Lieutenant Williams of the 40th Regiment in pursuit and capture of the bushranger, Thomas Jeffries, in consequence was granted 500 acres of land. In early March he again joined Lieutenant Williams, this time in search of Matthew Brady and his gang. Brady escaped, he was captured in the month by John Batman and his party. In 1832 the Land Survey Department, under Surveyor-General George Frankland, began preparing for a trigonometric survey of the island, Darke was successful in obtaining a temporary position within the department.

One area of particular interest to Frankland was the area west of Wylds Craig. An escaped convict from Sarah Island, James Goodwin, has passed through the area on his way back to the settled districts. With five men, Darke was sent to explore the region west of Wylds Craig beginning on 19 March 1833. One of the men was James Goodwin: "an excellent hand in the bush who had escaped from Macquarie Harbour"; the expedition came to an end on 8 April due to hunger and fatigue, without achieving its survey aims. Darke began a second expedition to Wylds Craig in May 1833 which ended without success when Darke suffered severe burns to his right foot, he was unable to obtain permanent employment as a surveyor and left Van Diemen's Land for the Port Phillip District in February 1836 where he took up land near Geelong. Darke was recruited as a surveyor in South Australia 1838, he wrote a letter of resignation in November 1839, was sacked on 31 December 1839 for being absent from duty. In 1840 Darke married Elizabeth Isabella Carter, sister-in-law to South Australia police inspector Alexander Tolmer.

In 1844 Darke was named as the leader of a funded expedition to explore the country west and north-west of Port Lincoln and Spencer Gulf. On 12 April, he and three other men left Adelaide on the Governor Gawler and sailed for Port Lincoln; the party left Port Lincoln on 29 August to begin their exploration. Led by Darke, the party comprised Darke's friend and second in command, surveyor John Henry Theakston, plus two men hired as tent-keepers and cooks. One was named James Howard, the other is unidentified, they travelled though an ocean of scrub to beyond the Gawler Ranges, Darke having found no land suitable for settling. The party began their retreat from this waterless area on 16 October. Darke's final diary entry was on 22 October: "Accompanied by the blacks who were joined by nine others, I proceeded to the waterhole, about three miles, but more easterly than our course; the natives accompanied us until just before encamping. I gave them all, they seemed friendly disposed..."The diary continues in the hand of Darke's second-in-command, John Theakston, describes how Darke was speared in the stomach and knee by three natives.

His death is recorded by Theakston: "I here dressed the wounds of Mr Darke, bled him, but found his extremities getting cold, I informed him. I feared the event. At 10 o'clock he told me he was dying, that mortification had taken place, he was out of pain. I carried the body of Mr Darke to the Table Topped Peaks and buried him on a small grassy plain at the foot of them, in a grave five feet deep." In a letter to The Adelaide Observer in 1891, a Mr A. J. Foulds stated: "In a hollow on the north-west of the most northern peak or hump the grave is situated, there the bold explorer lies, with all the country about to himself, for rarely indeed does the feet of man – white or black – tread in that lonely desert."In 1909, Surveyor W. G. Evans located Darke's grave and confirmed the finding by opening the grave: "found part of a shin bone, hip bone – good preservation, but crumbled when exposed to air… did not disturb grave more than necessary, mounded up afterwards."The government of South Australia created a reserve around the grave site in 1910 and erected an obelisk surrounded by an iron fence.

Darke's name is perpetuated by Darke Peak, a mountain in the Darke Ranges located in the centre of Eyre Peninsula in the locality of Darke Peak. Two memorials in addition to the obelisk at the grave site commemorate the life of Darke. On the centenary of Darke's departure from Adelaide on his final expedition, a bronze tablet was fixed to the wall of a building in King William Street, near the spot where the expedition departed. In a similar tribute, a plaque was unveiled on 29 August 1944 in the Civic Hall at Port Lincoln. John Theakston went on to serve as second in command to the expedition of the ill-fated John Ainsworth Horrocks, where again through the leader's misfortune he was obliged to assume command. Darke's widow, remarried at Sydney in 1

List of Merritt Centennials award winners and NHL draftees

The Merritt Centennials are a junior "A" ice hockey team based in Merritt, British Columbia. This is a list of award winners on this team, players who have subsequently joined the National Hockey League. Greg Agar Maco Balkovic Mike Hamilton Casey Pierro-Zabotel Jeff Bandura - Portland Winter Hawks Paul Mulvey - Portland Winter Hawks Kevin Willison - Billings Bighorns Don Nachbaur - Billings Bighorns Pat Rabbitt - Billings Bighorns Troy Mick - Portland Winter Hawks Cal McGowan - Kamloops Blazers Paul Kruse - Kamloops Blazers Brent Thurston - Spokane Chiefs Mike Josephson - Kamloops Blazers Tyler Willis - Swift Current Broncos Mike Brown - Kamloops Blazers Rob Polman-Tuin - Michigan Tech

Heathen Machine

Heathen Machine is the fifth album from British progressive rock band Balance of Power. It was released in 2003 and is the only album of the band to feature vocalist John K; the album was engineered by drummer Lionel Hicks. Like previous efforts, it was recorded at POD Studios and Summit Studios in England, it was mixed by Todd Fitzgerald and Hicks at Oarfin Studios in Minneapolis, US. Art and design was done by PostScript Design. All songs written except where noted. "The Rising" - 1:19 "Heathen Machine" - 6:34 "I Wish You Were Here" - 7:14 "Chemical Imbalance" - 5:14 "No Place Like Home" - 6:54 "The Eyes of All the World" - 6:45 "Just Before You Leave" - 6:31 "Wake Up Call" - 8:21 "Necessary Evil" - 7:46 John K - lead vocals Pete Southern - guitar Tony Ritchie - bass Lionel Hicks - drums Leon Lawson - keyboards Lionel Hicks - producer, mixer Todd Fitzgerald - mixer PostScript Design - art design Heathen Machine on Balance of Power's official website Heathen Machine on Amazon Heathen Machine on AllMusic

Stavropolskaya Aktsionernaya Avia Flight 1023

Stavropolskaya Aktsionernaya Avia Flight 1023 was a charter flight between Stavropol in southern Russia and Trabzon in Turkey operated by the Russian airline Stavropolskaya Aktsionernaya Avia. On 18 March 1997 the Antonov An-24 operating the flight suffered a structural failure and crashed into a forest, killing all 50 passengers and crew on board; the flight, a operated charter between Stavropol and Trabzon on the Black Sea coast of Turkey, took off from Stavropol Shpakovskoye Airport, carrying 8 crew members, 41 passengers traders who planned to purchase cheap consumer goods in Turkey and one of the directors of the airline. The flight was at a height of 17,700 ft 37 minutes after take off, when air traffic control lost contact with it. Wreckage of the Antonov An-24 was found scattered over a wide area in a forest near the village of Prigorodny, east of Cherkessk, northern Caucasus; the aircraft's tail was found at 1.5 km from the rest of the wreckage, indicating that the aircraft may have broken up in mid-air.

All 50 people aboard were killed. The accident investigation found that the aircraft, which had returned from an extended period of service in the Congo, suffered massive corrosion which had caused the aircraft's tail to break off in flight; the accident was blamed on a failure to detect corrosion during inspection, with the allowable time between inspections and maintenance being exceeded. United Arab Airlines Flight 749, another aviation disaster involving an Antonov An-24, which took place 31 years prior to Flight 1023. "Airline Safety Review". Flight International, 21 – 27 January 1998. P. 38. "Airscene: Commercial Accidents". Air International, May 1997, Vol 52 No 5. P. 266. ISSN 0306-5634. "Airscene: Commercial Accidents". Air International, August 1997, Vol 53 No 2. P. 73. ISSN 0306-5634. "An-24 crashes en route to Turkey". Flight International, 26 March – 1 April 1997, p. 5

Out-of-band management

In systems management, out-of-band management involves the use of management interfaces for managing and networking equipment. Out-of-band management allows the network operator to establish trust boundaries in accessing the management function to apply it to network resources, it can be used to ensure management connectivity independent of the status of other in-band network components. In computing, one form of out-of-band management is sometimes called lights-out management and involves the use of a dedicated management channel for device maintenance, it allows a system administrator to monitor and manage servers and other network-attached equipment by remote control regardless of whether the machine is powered on, or whether an operating system is installed or functional. By contrast, in-band management through VNC, SSH or serial ports is based on in-band connectivity and software that must be installed on the remote system being managed and only works after the operating system has been booted.

This solution may be cheaper, but it does not allow access to firmware settings, does not make it possible to reinstall the operating system remotely, it cannot be used to fix problems that prevent the system from booting. In networking, it does not allow management of remote network components independently of the current status of other network components. Both in-band and out-of-band management are done through a network connection, but an out-of-band management card can use a physically separated network connector if preferred. A remote management card has at least a independent power supply and can switch the main machine on and off through the network. Modular/blade systems with dedicated management modules offer a dedicated OOB Ethernet port or Lights out management port. A complete remote management system allows remote reboot, powering on, it can access local media like a DVD drive, or disk images, from the remote machine. If necessary, this allows one to perform remote installation of the operating system.

Remote management can be used to adjust BIOS settings that may not be accessible after the operating system has booted. Settings for hardware RAID or RAM timings can be adjusted as the management card needs no hard drives or main memory to operate; as management via a serial port has traditionally been important on servers, a complete remote management system allows one to interface with the server through a Serial over LAN cable. As sending monitor output through the network is bandwidth intensive, cards like MegaRAC use built-in video compression. Devices like Dell DRAC have a slot for a memory card where an administrator may keep server-related information independently from the main hard drive; the remote system can be accessed either through an SSH command-line interface, specialized client software, or through various web-browser-based solutions. Client software is optimized to manage multiple systems easily. There are various scaled-down versions, up to devices that only allow remote reboot by power cycling the server.

This helps if the operating system only needs a reboot to recover. Remote management can be enabled on many computers by adding a remote management card. Newer server motherboards have built-in remote management and need no separate management card. Internally, Ethernet-based out-of-band management can either use a dedicated separate Ethernet connection, or some kind of traffic multiplexing can be performed on the system's regular Ethernet connection; that way, a common Ethernet connection becomes shared between the computer's operating system and the integrated baseboard management controller by configuring the network interface controller to perform Remote Management Control Protocol ports filtering, use a separate MAC address, or to use virtual LAN. Thus, out-of-band nature of the management traffic is ensured in a shared-connection scenario as the system configures the NIC to extract the management traffic from the incoming traffic flow on the hardware level, to route it to the BMC before reaching the host and its operating system.

An older version of out-of-band management is a layout involving availability of a separate network which allows network administrators to get command-line interface access over the console ports of network equipment when those devices are not forwarding any payload traffic. If a location has several network devices, a terminal server can provide access to different console ports for direct CLI access. In case there is only one or just a few network devices, some of them provide AUX ports making it possible to connect a dial-in modem for direct CLI access; the mentioned terminal server can be accessed via a separate network that does not use managed switches and routers for a connection to the central site, and/or it has a modem connected via dial-in access through POTS or ISDN. Intelligent Platform Management Interface Management Component Transport Protocol Desktop and mobile Architecture for System Hardware Intel Active Management Technology HP's Guardian Service Processor (HP's