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George Novacky

George A. Novacky was an Assistant Department Chair and Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, an Assistant Dean of CAS for Undergraduate Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, he is known for being an animated and spirited lecturer who approaches topics from unique standpoints to draw in his audience and add excitement to otherwise dry subjects. Dr. Novacky first received a mathematics degree from Wheeling Jesuit College in 1968. In 1971, he received his MA in Mathematics followed by a PhD in Mathematics in 1981. Both his MA and PhD were from University of Pittsburgh. Novacky's dissertation was Chromaticity of Extremal Graphs, he was an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the Community College of Allegheny County from 1977 to 1985. He has been a faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Computer Science since 1985. In 1993, Dr. Novacky received The Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award. Computers and Networks: A Laboratory Approach to Computer Literacy, published by McGraw Hill Computer Applications & the Internet, co-author with Y.

Khalifa. Published by Pearson, 2003 PDA Programming in C, co-author with Yasir Khalifa. Published by Kendall/Hunt, 2006

Lesser pipefish

The lesser pipefish or Nilsson's pipefish is a pipefish similar to the greater pipefish, but with no crest above the head. It reaches up to 17 centimetres in length, maximally 18 centimetres, although in South Wales they are not more than 10 to 13 centimetres long, they have a light to dark green-brown colour with bar-like markings on the sides. Lesser pipefish are found all around the British Isles and as far as the French coast, although they have now been recorded in the Mediterranean Sea; the head has a long, round snout with a small up-turned mouth. The body is thin, covered with bony plates; the caudal fin is shaped like a fan, small pectoral fins are situated behind the gills. The lesser and greater pipefish species differ because one has a crest on the head while one doesn't. However, they are still quite similar: a grown lesser pipefish and a young greater pipefish share similar coloration and markings, they both have a caudal fin, they swim in a similar style. One distinguishing feature of the lesser pipefish is a continuous black line from the gills down the belly to the tail, although this is not apparent on young specimens.

The lesser pipefish is found in the eastern Atlantic from as far north as Bergen in Norway to the Bay of Biscay and the southern coasts of Great Britain, south along the Iberian coast to the Straits of Gibraltar and just into the Mediterranean Sea along the Spanish coast as far as Malaga. Reports from the eastern Mediterranean have proven to be misidentifications; the lesser pipefish feeds on small crustaceans, makes its habitat in shallow water. In aquariums, this species should be kept at a temperature no more than 18 °C and needs to be fed on live food. Breeding takes place in summer; the adult male carries the eggs and young in a brood pouch until they are able enough to fend for themselves. They can carry about 100 eggs; the young are pelagic. The lesser pipefish is known as liten kantnål in Norwegian, mindre kantnål in Swedish, lille tangnål in Danish and Kleine Seenadel in German

Michael O. Varhola

Michael O. Varhola is an author and lecturer, he has written numerous books and articles, founded game development company and manufacturer Skirmisher Publishing LLC. He served as the assistant editor of The Hilltop Reporter, a weekly newspaper located in Texas Hill Country. In 1997, he married Diane Varhola. In 2003, he changed his middle name from James to Odysseus, but did not start using it publicly until 2011. Varhola is a 1993 graduate of University of Maryland, College Park, from which he received a B. S. in journalism. Other schools he attended include the Metropolitan State University of Denver and the American University of Paris, he graduated from high school at Carson Long Military Institute in Pennsylvania. Varhola has authored or co-authored the non-fiction books Everyday Life During the Civil War and Ice: The Korean War, 1950-1953, D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy, June 6, 1944, Shipwrecks and Lost Treasure of the Great Lakes, Ghosthunting Virginia, Ghosthunting Maryland, Life in Civil War America, Texas Confidential: Sex, Scandal and Mayhem in the Lone Star State.

He wrote the fiction title Swords of Kos: Necropolis. Varhola is the co-author of several gaming books, including Experts, Tests of Skill, Experts v.3.5, Nation Builder, Gary Gygax's Gygaxian Fantasy Worlds Volume 6: Nation Builder, H. G. Wells' Little Orc Wars, Nuisances: Director's Cut, City Builder: A Guide to Designing Communities. Varhola published and wrote introductions to editions of H. G. Wells' Little Wars and Floor Games and Robert Louis Stevenson's Stevenson at Play. Everyday Life During the Civil War. Cincinnati: Writers Digest, 1999. ISBN 1-58297-337-7 D-Day. El Dorado Hills, CA: Savas, 2000. ISBN 1-882810-46-5 Fire and Ice: The Korean War, 1950-1953. El Dorado Hills, CA: Savas, 2000. ISBN 1-882810-43-0 Armchair Reader: Civil War. Chicago: Publications International, 2007. ISBN 1-4127-1563-6 Shipwrecks and Lost Treasure of the Great Lakes. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot, 2007. ISBN 0-7627-4492-8 Ghosthunting Virginia. Cincinnati: Clerisy Press, 2008. ISBN 1-57860-327-7, ISBN 978-1-57860-327-5 Ghosthunting Maryland.

Cincinnati: Clerisy Press, 2009. ISBN 1-57860-351-X, ISBN 978-1-57860-351-0 Experts. Skirmisher, 2002. ISBN 0-9722511-0-3 Warriors. Skirmisher, 2003. ISBN 0-9722511-1-1 Tests of Skill. Skirmisher, 2004. ISBN 0-9722511-2-X Nuisances. Skirmisher Publishing, 2005. ISBN 0-9722511-4-6 Experts v.3.5. Skirmisher, 2005. ISBN 0-9722511-9-7 Nation Builder. Little Rock, AR:Troll Lord Games, 2005. ISBN 1-931275-80-7 H. G. Wells' Little Orc Wars Quick-Play Rules. Skirmisher Publishing, 2007. ISBN 0-9777211-2-4 Skirmisher Publishing LLC Facebook Page Michael O. Varhola's TravelBlogue

Horseshoe Bay, Queensland

Horseshoe Bay is a bay and suburb on Magnetic Island in the City of Townsville, Australia. It is a major tourist recreation centre on the island. In the 2016 census, Horseshoe Bay had a population of 578 people; until 1962, it was known as the town of Bee-Ran. Horseshoe Bay Post Office opened by 1935 and closed in 1982. Horseshoe Bay Provisional School opened on 1 July 1949. On 2 September 1954 it became Horseshoe Bay State School, it closed on 28 April 1972. At the 2006 census, Horseshoe Bay had a population of 484. From September 2006, Horseshoe Bay was undergoing a string of housing development behind the existing residential area to the southern part of the bay. In the 2016 census, Horseshoe Bay had a population of 578 people. There are no schools in Horseshoe Bay; the nearest primary school is in Nelly Bay on the island. The nearest secondary school is Townsville State High School in Railway Estate in the Townsville mainland. "Magnetic Island". Queensland Places. University of Queensland

Sant Singh Sekhon

Sant Singh Sekhon was an Indian playwright and fiction writer associated with Punjabi literature. He is part of the generation of Indian authors who mark the transition of India into an independent nation, scarred by the tragedies of partition. Sekhon was born in Lyallpur, British India, grew up in his father's village in Dakha, near Ludhiana, his father was an idealist but introverted while his mother was more practical and religious, practicing Sikh Singh Sabha. There was considerable marital discord in the family of his stories. Sekhon graduated with master's degrees in Economics and in English. In the 1930s, he started writing in English, after some initial publications including some in shared publications with W. H. Auden and Stephen Spender, but given the greater audience in Punjabi, he shifted to Punjabi, made a mark as a playwright. Along with many South-Asian littérateurs of his generation, he taught English but wrote in an Indian language, his first collection of one-act plays, Chhe Ghar was a critical success the play Bhavi, which unfolds a tragic cross-relationship between a king and his son with a daughter-mother.

Like his contemporary Mulk Raj Anand, Sekhon was influenced by the Progressive Writers' Movement. He was a strong believer in Marxism, joined the Communist party of India, though he let his membership lapse, he contested elections four times, thrice for the Punjab legislature and once for Parliament, but never won. Much of his writing has a strong social activism message, but the questions and dilemmas facing the characters are subtly philosophical, his plays did not see much success on stage. Subsequently, he wrote a good bit of poetry, several full-length plays featuring modern themes man-woman relationships; the historical play Waris is both a love-story with the poet Waris Shah, set against the rise of Sikh power. The more contemporary Mittarpiara, develops on the notion of a group of Sikhs and other Indians developing a friendship with Lenin to liberate India from the British. In total, his drama corpus runs into four one-act play collections, he wrote five short story collections, of which Tija Pahar was well received.

Many of his stories have been translated into several languages. In addition, he wrote two novels and five books of literary criticism, as well as several histories and translations, his scholarly works include Sahityarth, a theory of literature, the pioneering work, Punjabi boli da itihas. In 1972, he won the Sahitya Akademi Award for Mittarpiara, he was awarded the Padma Shri, one of India's highest civilian awards, in 1987. He was a Professor of Eminence at the Punjabi University in Patiala. One-act plays: Chhe Ghar: one-act plays - popular in Punjabi theatre. Tapia Kyon Khapia, Natsunehe Sundrepad Wiaholi: verse play Baba bohar: verse playFull-length plays: Kalakar Nal-Damayanti Narki Historical plays: Moian Sar Na Kai Bera Bandh Na Sakio Waris Banda Bahadur Vada Ghalughara Mittarpiara Novels Lahu Mitti