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K. S. Manoj

Kurisinkal Sebastian Manoj is a politician from Kerala and was a Member of Parliament, representing Alapuzha Lok Sabha constituency. He contested the 2009 Lok Sabha elections from Alapuzha constituency as a Communist Party of India candidate; some of the most important bills presented by Manoj include "The Fishermen Bill 2005", "The Petrol Pump Workers Bill 2005" and "The Coir Factory Workers Bill 2006". He resigned from CPI on 9 January 2010, citing that the line of the party clashed with his religious beliefs. M. B. B. S. D. A. Educated at T. D. Medical College and Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram Member, Committee on Defence Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture Member, Standing Committee on Defence Assistant Insurance Medical Officer, 1993–98 Lecturer in Anaesthesiology, 1998–2004 Life Member, Indian Medical Association. Medical College Teachers Association Member, National Service Scheme Former President, Kerala Catholic Youth Movement Member, Academic Council, University of Kerala

Kenneth Haggard

Kenneth L. Haggard is an American architect and solar pioneer who has designed more than 300 buildings and seen more than 200 built, he is a licensed architect in Florida. He and his partner Polly Cooper were awarded the American Solar Energy Society Passive Solar Pioneer Award in 1996, they have been leaders in both passive solar architecture and the rediscovery of straw bale building. As a child Haggard was influenced by his father, a landscape architect who ran a Civilian Conservation Corps camp during the Depression. After his retirement, he concentrated on restoring a burned out peanut farm in south Texas to a mixed savannah grassland. Haggard grew up with Texas dust, oil wells, rainwater harvesting, hot springs and cottonmouths. After a BS in chemical engineering and service in the Army, he switched to architecture and design with a BA at NC State and a Masters in Urban Design at the University of Pennsylvania. After stints as a planner and designer, he became a teacher while maintaining a design practice.

From 1967 to 1988 he taught at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. In the summer of 1970 he taught in Bangladesh, an experience that changed his approach to design and architecture, led to his lifelong commitment to design for the real world. From 1972 to 1975 he was the Principal Investigator for a Research Evaluation of a System of Natural Air-Conditioning funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development; this project built and tested the first 100% heated and cooled home in the country. In 1975, Haggard met Polly Cooper at Cal Poly, they became a voice for a more sustainable approach to architectural design and the education of architects at Cal Poly. In 1976, they established their architectural practice, specializing in site-responsive design that takes full advantage of on-site thermal sources and sinks and on-site energies to provide solar heating, natural cooling and ventilation and daylighting. In years, their emphasis has broadened to include a wide range of sustainable design issues including sustainable materials, rainwater harvesting and regenerative landscapes.

By combining their different perspectives, they feel they achieve more comprehensive, integrated decisions. Haggard was Co-principal Investigator on a project for the California Energy Commission that led to the development of the Passive Solar Handbook for California in 1980. and from 1984-1988 he was the founder and Director of the Renewable Energy Institute at Cal Poly. After retiring from Cal Poly the work at the San Luis Sustainability Group intensified, with projects ranging from home and commercial remodels to new homes and commercial buildings. In 1993 their office and home were destroyed in a wildfire. Losing all the records and photographs and artwork was devastating, but the clean slate allowed them to design and build a model passive solar off-grid office and home using renewable materials such as straw bales and wood milled from the fire killed trees; as the early 2000s arrived the San Luis Obispo Sustainability Group began to focus on public buildings that could enhance understanding of passive solar design and sustainable building materials.

This included several pivotal projects, including the Wolken Education Center at Hidden Villa in Los Altos, the Congregation Beth David Synagogue, the San Luis Obispo Botanic Garden Education Center. The design of Congregation Beth David Synagogue skillfully used passive solar architecture to eliminate a central HVAC system and cost no more than a conventional building. Energy use is 90% below state code requirements and the rabbi and members appreciate the beauty and savings the building provides. Beginning in 2006 Haggard began to focus on education and writing after he realized that buildings use 72% of America’s electricity and generate 40% of the global warming gases. Books assumed more importance than projects as the growing global heating crisis made it clear that every architect and designer needs to understand how to design buildings that used 90% less energy but were more comfortable and secure. Natural space conditioning with passive solar heating, microclimate based cooling, cooling and natural ventilation have been fundamental concerns of Ken Haggard and the San Luis Obispo Sustainability Group.

1972-1975: Prototype Roof Pond House This solar house was built in 1972 as a prototype for the roof pond system of heating and cooling invented by Harold Hay. Several aspects distinguish the project: First documented 100 percent heated and cooled passive solar building. Only instrumented solar house in operation during the 1973 energy crisis. First comprehensive interdisciplinary evaluation of a passive solar building. First application of computer-aided simulation modeling of passive solar building performance, done by Phil Niles, PE.1976: Energy-Efficient Office Building SLOSG’s design of an energy-efficient state office building, with Christie Coffin, Phil Niles, Jake Feldman and Jens Pohl, was an Award of Merit winner in the California Energy-Efficient Office Building Competition. In addition to illustrating the application of the roof pond system to larger buildings, the design addressed urbanism and human-scale issues now referred to as “The New Urbanism.” 1978-1980: Passive Solar Handbook for California This handbook by Ken Haggard and Phil Niles and published by the California Energy Commission, was designed to make it easier for architects in the state to design passive solar buildings.

As part of this handbook, Niles designed the Cal Pas prediction model. This model became the basis of the performance standards in the then-new California Title 24 energy code and the basis of most passive solar performance models. 1976-1990: Passive Sol

Bush Mill Stream Natural Area Preserve

Bush Mill Stream Natural Area Preserve is a 103-acre Natural Area Preserve in Northumberland County, Virginia. The preserve protects an area of fresh and brackish tidal wetlands at the confluence of the freshwater Bush Mill Stream and the saltwater Great Wicomico River, which serves as important habitat for numerous species of birds; the preserve is open to the public during daylight hours and contains hiking trails, a boardwalk over the stream, an observation deck, signs about the history of the stream. It is maintained by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. List of Virginia Natural Area Preserves Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation: Bush Mill Stream Natural Area Preserve

Henry Smith (Scottish footballer)

Henry George Smith is a Scottish former footballer, who played as a goalkeeper. He spent the majority of his career with Heart of Midlothian, he made his debut for Hearts in a League Cup win over Airdrie at Broomfield in 1981. He won three caps for Scotland between 1988 and 1992 against Saudi Arabia, Northern Ireland and Canada and was part of the Scotland squad at Euro 92, he was unfortunate to play during a time when Scotland had the services of Jim Leighton and Andy Goram, which restricted his opportunities at international level. Additionally, he played. Smith played in the Home Nations Masters Tournament in March 2009. At 53 years of age, he was the oldest player in the tournament. Henry Smith at Soccerbase Hearts Appearances at londonhearts.com Henry Smith at the Scottish Football Association

Battle of ObreŇ°ka

The Battle of Obreška was fought on 10. September 1565. Between the Ottoman forces of Mustafa Pasha Sokolović, Beylerbey of Livno, the Germanic and Croatian forces led by Croatian ban Petar Erdody; the battle was a part of the Croatian–Ottoman wars and Ottoman–Habsburg wars between the Ottoman Empire and the Habsburg Monarchy. Death of Hungarian an Croatian king Ferdinand I of Habsburg in 1564. Annihilated the Habsburg-Ottoman armistice signed in 1562. for the duration of nine years. As a pretext for a new campaign, Suleyman the Magnificent used ongoing civil war in Hungary, between Transylvanian prince Jan Zapolya and Ferdinand's son and new king, Maximilian. In 1565. as a prelude to a full scale Ottoman-Habsburg war, Mustafa Pasha Sokolović, Beylerbey of Livno attacked Croatian frontier in summer of 1665. and besieged Krupa fortress. A small garrison, led by Matija Bakić, resisted valiantly for 20 days, but succumbed to overwhelming Ottoman forces on 23. June 1565. Further intrusion into Croatia by Mustafa Pasha was checked by Croatian ban Petar Erdody in the battle of Obreška.

Obreška is a village near Ivanić-Grad, where on 10. September 1565. An Ottoman raiding party from Bosnia Eyalet was met by Croatian ban's troops. After the sack of Krupa, Ottoman detachment led by Bosnian Beylerbey Mustafa Pasha Sokolović crossed the river Sava and started to plunder along the rivers Lonja and Glogovnica towards Križevci. Ottomans were caught unaware and after a short engagement scattered near Obreška by the army of Croatian ban Petar Erdody -about 1.000 cavalry and 3.000 infantry conscripts armed serfs. For this victory Petar Erdody was awarded the title of a count by king Maximilian of Hungary and Croatia. Vojna enciklopedija, 10 volumes, Vojno izdavački zavod Beograd, book 6, p. 226, article Obreška