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Garigal National Park

The Garigal National Park is a protected national park, located within the North Shore and Forest District regions of Sydney, New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 2,202-hectare national park is situated 20 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district. Split into three distinct sections, divided by natural geography, urban development and road infrastructure, the park comprises the valley of Middle Harbour Creek and its tributaries, the slopes along the northern side of Middle Harbour as far as Bantry Bay and part of the catchment of Narrabeen Lakes; the park trails are popular with bushwalkers and mountain bike riders between Belrose and St Ives in an area known as Cascades after the Cascades Track that runs through the area. Others trails include Bare Creek Track; the word Garigal is a derivation of the word Carigal or Caregal used to describe the indigenous people who lived in Guringai country, translated in modern English as Ku-ring-gai. The Guringai people are the traditional custodians of the land now reserved as the Garigal National Park and there is considerable evidence of past Aboriginal activity in the area, with over 100 Aboriginal sites recorded to date, including shelters, cave art, rock engravings, grinding grooves and a possible stone arrangement.

Much of the park is bounded by residential development along the ridge tops and it is accessible at numerous points by road and water. Several other conservation reserves and areas of bushland are adjacent or close by the Garigal National Park, including the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, the Sydney Harbour National Park, the Manly Warringah War Memorial Park and a number of areas of Crown land and other reserves in Warringah, Ku-ring-gai and Willoughby local government areas; the national park is defined by the following boundaries In the north–eastern sector – To the south of both the Mona Vale Road and the Belrose Waste Management Centre. In the south–western sector – Along Middle Harbour and Middle Harbour Creek and bounded to the west by Killarney Heights, Frenchs Forest, Belrose. In the south–eastern sector – Surrounding Bantry Bay between Killarney Heights and Forestville to the west. A Dry Sclerophyll Forest, Garigal National Park is home to a wide range of fauna, including birds, snakes and a wide range of native mammals.

There is a number of introduced pests, including rabbits and foxes. Protected areas of New South Wales "Garigal National Park". NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service. Government of New South Wales. Garigal National Park. NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Government of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 16 October 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014. "Garigal National Park: Plan of management". NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service. Government of New South Wales. 9 December 2013. ISBN 978-1-74359-324-0. "Garigal National Park". Office of Environment & Heritage. Government of New South Wales. "List of fauna". Wildlife Atlas. Archived from the original on 15 June 2005. "Detailed track notes and maps of most of the walks in Garigal National Park". WildWalks. "Trails around Cascades". The Northern Beaches Mountain Biking Group

Kohei Hirate

Kohei Hirate is a Japanese race car driver. Hirate began karting in 1999 when he was 13. After winning the All Japan Junior Kart Championship, coming third and fifth in the All Japan Kart Championship and coming third in the FIA Oceania Championship, he moved on to Formula Toyota, where he raced for the Tom's Spirit team and came second with four wins to his name. In 2003, he moved at the Prema Power team. In his two-year spell here he came second in the 2004 season. In 2004 he raced for Prema Power's Formula Three Euroseries team twice, in 2005 made the decision to race here. After coming twelfth for Team Rosberg, he was made a Toyota F1 test driver in 2006 and came third in the Formula Three Euroseries. In 2007 he continued as a Toyota test driver and drove for GP2 team Trident Racing. Hirate returned to Japan in 2008, where he competed in both Formula Nippon and Super GT, he finished fourth in the 2008 Formula Nippon season and fifth in 2009, both times driving for Team Impul. * Season still in progress.

‡ Half points awarded. * Season still in progress. Kohei Hirate official website

René Trost

René Hubertus Johannes Trost is a former Dutch football defender and football manager. As a player, he played fifteen seasons at Roda JC, he played 323 professional scored 23 goals in them. As a manager, he was assistant at Roda JC from 1998 to 2005, he managed Patro Maasmechelen in Belgium, before replacing Paul Put at Lierse SK after Put was named in a bribery case. In 2006–07 he resigned after he won two points out of twelve matches at the start of the season. At the end of December he started at Belgian second division club KVSK United, only to resign two months on 25 February after a series of bad results. On 20 July 2010 he signed a one-year contract with MVV, he stayed three seasons with the team from Maastricht, but accepted the offer of VVV-Venlo in summer 2013. However, he was fired at the end of the season. On 1 June 2014, he signed with Roda JC Kerkrade to help the team return to the Eredivisie after its relegation. However, after a series of disappointing games and Roda JC decided to part ways on 7 April 2015.

On 23 May 2017, Trost was appointed as interim manager of Roda JC after the sacking of Yannis Anastasiou, with his task being to keep the club in the Eredivisie during the promotion/relegation play-offs

Aegis Defenders

Aegis Defenders is a 2D platforming and tower defense game by Guts Department. The game originated as a project for USC’s Intermediate Games class and had a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014, it was picked up by publisher Humble Bundle in 2017 with Japanese publishing support from Kakehashi Games. Aegis Defenders was released on February 8, 2018, on macOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch. In Aegis Defenders, players control a team of up to 4 characters. In addition to running and attacking, each character has a unique sub-ability and can build a unique item. Players can use "cross fusion" to combine items into more powerful ones; each level is split into exploration and tower defense phases. The exploration phase consists of platforming and puzzle solving. During the tower defense phase, players must protect their base from waves of approaching enemies. There are 18 levels in the story campaign plus 3 bonus levels featuring crossover characters from other Kickstarter games including Shovel Knight, Lunais from Timespinner, Derpl Zork from Awesomenauts.

Aegis Defenders follows a pair of Ruinhunters and his grand daughter Clu, as they discover a powerful weapon known as Aegis and embark on a quest to prevent it from falling into the hands of an evil empire. Along the way they join forces with Kobo the companion drone, Kaiim the monk, Zula the bandit. Aegis Defenders originated as a student project by Bryce Kho and Lifu Lin for USC’s Intermediate Games class. After graduating, Bryce started indie studio Guts Department to develop the project into a full game and launched a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014; the game was developed by a 3-person team with Bryce Kho as director/writer/artist/designer, his sister Kristen Kho as engineer, Max Palazzo as producer. Bryce's wife, Lai Xu, co-wrote the script. Max Palazzo and Mike Effenberger assisted Bryce with tuning for levels. Guts Department partnered with Power Up Audio for the sound effects; the soundtrack was composed by Riley Koenig. It features 14 original tracks that blend together old-school synth elements with more traditional Japanese RPG orchestral music.

The game was demoed at several conventions including PAX West 2017 Indie Megabooth, Tokyo Game Show 2017, Gamescom 2017, Playstation Experience 2017, SXSW 2018. Aegis Defenders released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows and macOS on February 8, 2018. Destructoid's Chris Carter said "Aegis Defenders is a well-thought-out ride; the original art, in-game universe only add to it, I'd love to see more." The game received a Gold Award in the Famitsu cross review, issue 1525, was nominated for the 2018 SXSW Gamer's Voice Award. It received the "Best of the Mix" award at the E3 Week Mix 2017. Official website

Jeff Henley

Jeffrey O. "Jeff" Henley is an American businessman and the vice chairman of Oracle Corporation, having served as chairman. Henley holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, an MBA in Finance from the University of California, Los Angeles. Henley is a member of the Cal Gamma chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Prior to joining Oracle in 1991, Henley served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Pacific Holding Company, as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Saga Corporation, he served as director of finance at Memorex Corporation, as controller of international operations at Fairchild Semiconductor. He served as chairman of Oracle from January 2004 to September 2014, prior to which he was the chief financial officer and an executive vice president for 13 years from March 1991 to July 2004, he is a member of the company's board of directors. Oracle.com

Charles Garrison Harker

Charles Garrison Harker was a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was killed in action at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in northern Georgia during the Atlanta Campaign. Fort Harker in Kansas, an active garrison of the United States Army from 1866 to 1872, was named in his honor. Harker was born on December 1837, in Swedesboro, New Jersey; as a youth, he worked as a clerk in a retail store owned by U. S. Congressman Nathan T. Stratton. Through the influences of Stratton, Harker received an appointment to the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. Harker graduated in 1858 with the brevet rank of second lieutenant in the 2nd U. S. Infantry and was assigned to garrison duty at the United States Army post on Governor's Island in New York Harbor. Subsequently, Harker served at outposts in the Washington territories. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Harker was assigned to duty in Ohio to help train newly recruited volunteer soldiers, he was promoted to first lieutenant of the 15th U.

S. Infantry on May 14, 1861, to captain on October 24, 1861, he was subsequently appointed as colonel of the 65th Ohio Infantry, a regiment in the forces of Brig. Gen. Don Carlos Buell, he became the regiment's colonel on November 11, 1861. Harker and the 65th OVI participated in the April 1862 Battle of Shiloh, as well as the subsequent Siege of Corinth, Mississippi. In late June, he took over command of the 20th Brigade, 6th Division, Army of the Ohio, replacing James A. Garfield; that year, he was involved in the Battle of Perryville in Kentucky. Harker received praise for his significant contributions during the Battle of Stones River at the end of the year while leading the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Left Wing of XIV Corps of the Army of the Cumberland. In 1863, he was in command of the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, IV Corps, Army of the Cumberland, Military Division of the Mississippi, he again drew the attention of his senior commanders with a determined stand against Confederate attackers during the Battle of Chickamauga in northern Georgia.

In recognition of his performance and service, he was promoted to fill an opening as a brigadier general, dating from September 20, 1863. After participating in the fighting around Chattanooga and the assault on Missionary Ridge, he and his men helped relieve Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside during the Siege of Knoxville. In mid-1864, as the Atlanta Campaign began, Harker commanded a brigade under Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard. On May 7, he held the peak of Rocky Face Ridge despite determined Confederate efforts to dislodge his men. In June William T. Sherman's Union army attempted to displace Confederate troops from their fortifications on Kennesaw Mountain. Harker was shot from his horse and mortally wounded during a failed attack on June 27, 1864, his body was shipped back to his native Swedesboro, New Jersey, where it was buried in Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery. Harker is portrayed by Bob Gunton in Glory. Unlike the real Harker, who died at 26, for dramatic purposes, the film portrays him as an older general who authorizes plunder and corruption among his subordinates.

He was never promoted to Major General. List of American Civil War generals This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Wilson, J. G.. "article name needed". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton. "Have we taken the mountain?". Bennett Carlton 2015 ISBN 9781530881307 "The Sherman Brigade". Wilbur F. Hinman