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Neil S. Plakcy

Neil S. Plakcy is a America writer and professor whose works range from mystery to romance to anthologies and collections of gay erotica. Plakcy is a Professor of English at Broward College. Plakcy studied creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania with Philip Roth and Carlos Fuentes, he went on to graduate from Columbia University's graduate school of business with an MBA in real estate and operations management. While working as a producer for a computer game company in South Florida, Plakcy studied for his MFA degree in creative writing at Florida International University, he graduated as a member of the university's first class to receive that degree. His instructors were Lynne Barrett, James W. Hall and Les Standiford, his classmates included Vicki Hendricks, Christine Kling, Dennis Lehane and Barbara Parker, his thesis was a comic novel about Jewish family relationships and shopping mall construction, Invasion of the Blatnicks. Plakcy began his professional publishing career with the first of his Hawaiian mysteries, Mahu and edited for Haworth Press by mystery author Greg Herren.

With the second book in the series, Mahu Surfer, Plakcy moved to Alyson Books, which continued the series with Mahu Fire and Mahu Vice, published their own edition of Mahu in 2009. After the close of Alyson, MLR Books picked up the series, publishing new editions of the first three and continuing the series. Plakcy and long-time friend Sharon Sakson co-edited a collection of stories by gay men about their experiences with their dogs, entitled Paws and Reflect: A Special Bond Between Man and Dog. A frequent contributor to gay anthologies, Plakcy has edited numerous collections of gay erotica. With the publication of in 2009, Plakcy entered the M/M romance genre, basing the book on his own experiences in software and web development and his familiarity with Miami Beach. Plakcy has been a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award three times: twice in gay mystery, once in gay romance, he won the "Hawaii Five-O" award given by attendees at the Left Coast Crime fan conference and his work has been enthusiastically reviewed by mainstream and specialty publications as well as by many fans.

He has twice been a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Men's Mystery Novel. Mahu Mahu Surfer Mahu Fire Mahu Vice Mahu Men - collection of mystery & erotic stories Mahu Blood Zero Break: A Mahu Investigation Natural Predators: A Mahu Investigation Accidental Contact and Other Mahu Investigations Children of Noah: A Mahu Investigation In Dog We Trust The Kingdom of Dog Dog Helps Those Dog Bless You Whom Dog Hath Joined Dog Have Mercy Honest to Dog Dog is in the Details The Golden Retriever Mysteries are available as audio books. Three Wrong Turns in the Desert Dancing with the Tide Teach Me Tonight Olives for the Stranger Under the Waterfall The Noblest Vengeance Finding Freddie Venus A Cold Wind Love on Site Love on Stage Love on the Web Love on the Pitch The Guardian Angel of South Beach The Russian Boy Mi Amor The Sea Between us (a continuation of Mi Amor The Buchanan Letters Invasion of the Blatnicks The Outhouse Gang Soul Kiss The Cat Who Got Married Paws and Reflect: A Special Bond Between Man and Dog Amazon KDP 2012 Hard Hats Surfer Boys Skater Boys The Handsome Prince Model Men Sexy Sailors Beach Bums Active Duty Take This Man The Next One Will Kill You: An Angus Green Novel Official website

Spanish M1926

The M1926 Helmet, is a steel combat helmet used by Spain from its adoption in 1930 until its replacement by the M42 in 1942. The helmet would be a common sight along with many other helmets between both sides in the Spanish Civil War. An evolution of the Model 1921 “Sin Ala,” “Without Wing” helmet; the shell had a more pronounced flare along the rim, while still maintaining the liner and chin strap from the previous model. Being the second helmet created by the National Arsenal of Artillery at Trubia for the Spanish Army. Pre Civil War models featured grey paint and hollow chin strap rivets, where in 1943 all Spanish helmets were refurbished with new liners and a green paint job. With this new liner the hollow chin strap rivets would be replaced with regular domed rivets and a bracket for special insignia to be placed on the front; the helmet would be seen in sporadic use in the Spanish Army until the 1950s with its complete replacement by the M42.☃☃

Joseph Henry Woodger

Joseph Henry Woodger was a British theoretical biologist and philosopher of biology whose attempts to make biological sciences more rigorous and empirical was influential to the philosophy of biology in the twentieth century. Karl Popper, the prominent philosopher of science, claimed "Woodger... influenced and stimulated the evolution of the philosophy of science in Britain and in the United States as hardly anybody else". Joseph Woodger was born at Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, studied at University College London from 1911 until 1922, except for a period serving in the First World War, he became a reader at the University of London Middlesex Hospital Medical School. He became a professor there in 1947, retired in 1959 as emeritus professor of biology, he was a member of the Theoretical Biology Club along with Joseph Needham, Conrad Hal Waddington, John Desmond Bernal, Dorothy Wrinch. Karl Popper described the club as "one of the most interesting study circles in the field of the philosophy of science".

Woodger was known to friends and family as "Socrates", with his wife Eden he lived at Epsom in Surrey, where they had four children. His eldest child was Mike Woodger, a computer pioneer who worked with Alan Turing at the National Physical Laboratory, leading to the early Pilot ACE computer, he died in 1981. Woodger led the introduction of positivist philosophy of science into biology with his 1929 book Biological Principles, for which he has been roundly if unfairly criticised, he saw a mature science as being characterised by a framework of hypotheses which could be verified by facts established by experiments. He criticised the traditional natural history style of biology, including the study of evolution, as immature science, since it relied on narrative. For example, he wrote "Admittedly, some hypotheses have become so well established that no one doubts them, but this does not mean. We cannot determine the truth of a hypothesis by counting the number of people who believe it, a hypothesis does not cease to be a hypothesis when a lot of people believe it."Woodger set out to play for biology the role of Robert Boyle's Sceptical Chymist, intending to convert the subject into a formal, unified science, following the Vienna Circle of logical positivists like Otto Neurath and Rudolf Carnap, to reduce biology to physics and chemistry.

His efforts stimulated the biologist J. B. S. Haldane to push for the axiomatisation of biology, helped to bring about the modern synthesis of evolutionary biology, combining genetics, evolution and other disciplines. Elementary Morphology and Physiology for Medical Students: A Guide for the First Year and A Stepping Stone to the Second. London: Humphrey-Milford. Biological Principles. London: K. Paul, Trubner; the Axiomatic Method in Biology. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press; the Technique of Theory Construction, Chicago. Biology and Language. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Biographical note at Note of papers held at University College of London

Oops! (film)

Oops! is a 2003 Indian erotic comedy-drama film directed and produced by Deepak Tijori. It was his directorial debut. Based on the topic of male strippers, the film faced protests before screening; the film was produced on a budget of ₹25 million. It was considered controversial because of the subject matter and it faced troubles with the Central Board of Film Certification; the film was released in two versions -- English. It did not receive favourable reviews but proved to be a turning point in actress Mink Brar's career; the film flopped at the box office, Tijori said that he had "alienated the audience with too much sex in the promos". Jahaan and Jahaan's girlfriend Nikki are good friends and members of a dance troupe. Jahaan wants to get rich quickly, while Aakash wants to establish his career as a dancer. Impressed by Jahaan's dancing skills, Sonia tells him that he could earn a large sum of money by stripping at shows; the other joins him on the condition that he will do it only once. The second friend refuses to do both the friends quarrel over this matter.

Jahaan continues to perform at strip shows. At one of these shows he meets a middle-aged woman and falls in love with her; when Sharon gets bored of this affair, she breaks it off but Jahaan is unable to recover. He does not behave properly with Nikki and she leaves him. One day, Aakash's father Mr. Rai invites Jahaan to his home for dinner. At his house Jahaan learns that Sharon is Mrs. Rai, Aakash's mother. For the striptease scene, Tijori had told actors Janjani and Sethi that the first portion of that scene would be shot first where they had to remain bare-chest. However, when filming started Tijori decided to shoot the entire scene that day. On being asked why had he chose debutantes, Tijori relied that "no established actor will play a male stripper on screen". Janjani was signed before Sethi. Newcomer Adyasha Satpathy was cast for the lead role; the film was released with an A certificate implying. The lead actors received invitations from nightclubs in Mumbai to perform for them. declared the film a box office flop.

The film's strip choreography was done by professional strippers. Tijori got the idea of making a film on male strippers after meeting them. Oops! was shot in English. In her review for, Seema Pant wrote that Tijori's direction is full of loopholes, some of the dialogues did not make any sense, the sets were worse than the ones used for television. She questioned. About the second half of the film she felt that Tijori was " out a boring and unconvincing climax." Further, she wrote that the newcomers spoke their dialogues "without emotion or expression." India Today called Tijori's direction amateurish but termed the film "an example of brave new breed." Critic Taran Adarsh criticised the writer for the lame ending. He felt that the climax was "the weakest link." He complimented Tijori for choosing a bold topic for his first film and praised the choreography that done in the songs and the strip show. He called Janjani and Sethi "camera-friendly and a bundle of talent" and praised them for their acting in their debut.

He concluded his review by saying that a "long run seems unlikely."Sify's Kunal Shah appreciated the film's writer for being able to add "brilliant turns of situations." He criticised the songs for hampering the pace. He advised Adyahsa to learn more acting, he appreciated Vashisth and Mink Singh's for their acting. Writing for The Hindu, Ziya Us Salam called it a "path-breaking film." He praised Vashisth for their acting. He criticised the songs. Shubhra Gupta of The Hindu Business Line wrote that " works only up to a point." Oops! on IMDb

Shillong Lajong F.C.

Shillong Lajong Football Club is an Indian professional football club, based in Shillong, India. The club was established in 1983 with the prime objective of improving the declining standard of football in the state, to spot and nurture local talent. In the local Khasi language Lajong translates to "our own". Headquartered in Shillong, Lajong has access to the largest student population in the North-East and hence the football talent right from a young age. Lajong is under professional management and has a strong fan base across the North-East, being developed. Shillong Lajong had an average attendance of 11,308 for the 2013–14 season of I-League. During the finals of the Meghalaya Invitation Cup in 1982, two football enthusiasts Shri Kitdor Syiem and Shri P. D. Sawyan saddened by the continuous failure of the Shillong teams to make it to the final stages of the tournament formed a football club to reverse the trend. Together with a group of friends and supporters, they commissioned a semi-professional club aptly called Lajong Football Club translating into "Our own" or "of the people".

In 1983, the club played in the 3rd Division of the Shillong Sports Association League and was the champion being promoted to the 2nd Division and the same year in 1984 was promoted to the First Division of the league. Things started to change after the title clash for the Shillong Championship was poised against the Blue Max FC another professionally organized club which changed itself Langsning Sports Club of today, it was only in 1989 that Lajong FC annexed the championship for the first time. In 1990, Lajong FC became the Meghalaya Invitation Cup champion beating Nabajyoti FC the Guwahati champions in the finals, seven years after its maiden entry. In 2009, Lajong FC joined the I-League 2nd Division, the second highest national league in India. After one season in the second division Lajong was promoted to the I-League, the highest league in India. Shillong Lajong gained promotion to the I-League for the 2009–10 season, had appointed former Salgaocar and East Bengal coach Stanley Rozario for their first season in India's top flight.

They played their first match in I-League in 2009 and lost to JCT FC 1–5. In their first home match in the I-League, they defeated Air India 3–0 in front of 30,000 people. In their second home match, they lost to Mohun Bagan 2–1, in front of a home crowd of 30,000. At the end of the I-League season, Shillong was relegated to the 2nd division of I-League, the I-League 2nd Division after finishing the season in last place. For the 2011 season, Shillong participated in the I-League 2nd Division. Due to Shillong hosting the 2011 I-League 2nd Division Final Round, they were able to skip the group stages and go straight into the Final Round, they ended their one-year stint in the I-League 2nd Division with a 1–0 victory over Mohammedan SC on May 13, 2011 after which they got promoted back to the I-League for 2011–12. The official colours of Lajong are White; the home jersey is all red. Shillong Lajong F. C. are using the Nehru Stadium in Shillong as their home stadium for games in football As of 25 November 2018Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules.

Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. KeyTms. = Number of teams Pos. = Position in league Attendance/G = Average league attendance As of 10 August 2018 I-League 2nd DivisionWinners: 2011Federation CupRunners-up: 2009–10Shillong Premier LeagueWinners: 2014, 2015, 2016Youth League U18Winners:2017–18 Aizawl FC NEROCA FC