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Jeff Hornacek

Jeffrey John Hornacek is an American professional basketball coach and former player. He was the head coach for both the Phoenix Suns and the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association, he played shooting guard in the NBA from 1986 through 2000. He attended Komarek Elementary School in North Riverside and Gurrie Middle School and Lyons Township High School in La Grange, Cook County, Illinois. Hornacek redshirted at Iowa State University in 1981; the son of a high school basketball coach, he became an all-conference player in the Big Eight Conference, playing for coach Johnny Orr. As a point guard he guided the Cyclones to the Sweet Sixteen of the 1986 NCAA tournament, his shining moment came at the Metrodome in Minneapolis when, after first hitting a shot to tie the game and send it to overtime, Hornacek hit the game winning shot in overtime, a 26 foot jumper at the buzzer, to give ISU its first NCAA tournament victory since 1944, beating Miami University, March 14, 1986, 81–79. Two days he led the Cyclones to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen, in a 72–69 upset of second seed Michigan.

Orr, who had left Michigan to coach at Iowa State, called it the greatest victory of his career. Hornacek left ISU with a Big-8 record of 1,313 career points, he was the fourth player in Cyclone basketball history to have his number retired when his No. 14 jersey was hung from the rafters of Hilton Coliseum in 1991. He was the 22nd pick in the second round of the 1986 NBA draft, by the Phoenix Suns; the 2nd round draft pick, used to select him was traded three times before ending up with the Suns. First, the Los Angeles Lakers packaged it in the deal to acquire Byron Scott from the San Diego Clippers before the 1983–84 season. A week the Clippers sent the pick to the Detroit Pistons in a deal to acquire Ricky Pierce, on that same day, the Pistons dealt the pick to the Suns for David Thirdkill; the Suns struggled in Hornacek's first two seasons, but after hiring Cotton Fitzsimmons as coach and acquiring free agent Tom Chambers, the Suns went from 28 wins in 1987–88 to 55 in 1988–89. Hornacek was a "third option" on offense after Kevin Johnson.

This trio led the Suns to four straight NBA playoff appearances, including two Western Conference Finals. After his sixth and most productive season in 1991–92, in which he led the Suns in scoring average and earned an All-Star appearance, Hornacek was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for Charles Barkley. With Hersey Hawkins, the Sixers' leading scorer, in the shooting guard position, Hornacek was assigned point guard responsibilities. Although he had a career high 6.9 assists per game in his only complete season with the Sixers, his stint as a point guard was not a success. Midway through the 1993–94 season he was traded to the Utah Jazz where he could return to his natural shooting guard position alongside John Stockton. Like in Phoenix, Hornacek was a complementary "third option" to Karl Stockton. Hornacek was one of the best on offense in the NBA in moving without the ball, something essential for a shooting guard, he was an instrumental part of the Jazz's drive to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998, where the Jazz lost to the Chicago Bulls both times.

He remained with the Jazz until knee problems forced his retirement in 2000. It was revealed that he has no left meniscus due to wear and tear on his body, so bad that he could have needed knee reconstruction because it is arthritic. On November 23, 1994, he set a then-NBA record with eight consecutive three-pointers in a single game against the Seattle SuperSonics; that same season, he tied an NBA record 11 consecutive three-pointers, from December 30, 1994 through January 11, 1995. One of the best free throw shooters in the league, once making 67 in a row, one of his most well-known mannerisms was stroking the side of his face three times before every free-throw attempt; that was his way of saying hello to his three children, Tyler and Abigaile, during the game. He holds a career free throw percentage of 87.7, 16th highest in NBA history. Hornacek won the NBA three-point competition twice, along with Natalie Williams, star of the Utah Starzz, won the All-Star 2-Ball Challenge. After the 1999–2000 season, Hornacek retired from basketball to spend more time with his family.

Hornacek's No. 14 jersey was retired by the Utah Jazz, for whom he played from 1994 to 2000, helped get them to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998. Coach Jerry Sloan and Jazz announcer "Hot Rod" Hundley referred to Hornacek affectionately as "Horny". All in all, Hornacek enjoyed a 14 year NBA playing career including 1077 career games played, he was hired for the 2007–08 season by the Jazz as a special assistant coach and to help Andrei Kirilenko and others with their shooting. In May 2008 Hornacek interviewed for a coaching position with the Chicago Bulls, meeting with general manager John Paxson, he put off seeking a coaching position until his children were older so the extensive travel would not put excess pressure on his family. After the departure of Jerry Sloan and Phil Johnson in February 2011, Jeff Hornacek became a full assistant coach with the Utah Jazz. During 2013, Hornacek was considered a head coach candidate for two of his former teams, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Phoenix Suns, as well as the Charlotte Bobcats.

On May 28, 2013, he was named the head coach of the Phoenix Suns. Hornacek has stated that his coaching style is reminiscent to that of Cotton Fitzsimmons and Sloan, who both coached him back when he play

Punit Pathak

Punit J. Pathak is an Indian choreographer and film actor, he participated in Dance India Dance and he is the winner of Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9. He made his Bollywood debut with the film ABCD: Any Body Can Dance, he was born on 1 November 1986 He made his career as a dancer in the dance reality show Dance India Dance. He started his acting career with the 2013 Hindi film ABCD: Any Body Can Dance, he has worked in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa as choreographer. He has judged Dance India Dance on Zee TV, he is the mentor of the dance reality show Dance Plus. He was a choreographer in Dance Champions. In 2019, he participated in Colors TV's stunt reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 and emerged as the winner, his team performed in Isha Ambani's sangeet ceremony. He had done choreography of IPL Finale of the same year, he was a guest in Khatra Khatra Khatra. He will be seen in the film'Street Dancer' in 2020. Punit Pathak on IMDb

Jordi Bernet

Jordi Bernet Cussó is a Spanish comics artist, best known for the gangster comics series Torpedo and for American weird western comic book Jonah Hex. He was born in the son of a Spanish comic book artist, Miguel Bernet, he made his debut in comics at fifteen, continuing his father's humorous series Doña Urraca after his death in 1960, under the pseudonym "Jordi". While this could support his family, it did not satisfy his artistic ambitions that were inspired by artists such as Hal Foster, Alex Raymond and Milton Caniff. From 1962, Bernet developed a more realistic style, took on smaller assignments from Italian and British publishers, until he started illustrating for the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Spirou in 1965, he drew the series Dan Lacombe with his uncle Miguel Cussó as writer, created a similar series Paul Foran with writer José Larraz, but due to disagreements over editing decisions by Dupuis, Bernet ended the relationship with Spirou. Turning to the German market, in the 1970s he collaborated with Cussó to create Wat 69, a sexy and humouristic heroine for the magazine Pip, Andrax, a science fiction series for Primo, which both became successful in Germany.

After the fall of Franco, Bernet returned to Spain and worked for several Spanish comics magazines such as Creepy and Cimoc meeting three writers with whom he would form productive partnerships. With Antonio Segura he created the amazone fantasy series Sarvan, the series Kraken, depicting a sewer monster terrorizing a futuristic fascist society. Bernet first collaborated with Enrique Sánchez Abulí on several short stories, collected in Historietas negras; when Alex Toth, after producing two stories of Torpedo 1936 in 1981, decided he did not share Abulí's darkly humorous view of mankind and parted with the project, Bernet was asked to continue the work. This became the beginning of a long-lasting series, which became a popular success and was awarded at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, it formed the basis of its own magazine, Luca Torelli es Torpedo in 1992. Collaborations with Abulí include De vuelta a casa, La naturaleza de la bestia: Ab Irato and Snake: por un puñado de dolares.

Bernet formed a creative partnership with the Argentine writer Carlos Trillo, resulting in the sexually explicit series Cicca Dum-Dum, the less lewd and more comical series Clara de noche, several one-shots, including Custer and Bold and Ivánpiire. Bernet's more recent publications include several albums for the Italian western character Tex Willer, a run of work for the U. S. comics market, including a Batman story, a trilogy detailing "the shocking origin" of Jonah Hex. Bernet has continued to work with Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray on Jonah Hex. American artist Will Eisner described his impression of Bernet's work in an anthology preface: Here was a man, producing pure story-telling art; that is art that uses the kind of minimalism so singular to his draftsmanship, a narrative device in itself. This fit into my own philosophy of sequential narrative art. I pursued the progress of his work with great interest. Historias negras Sarvan Torpedo Kraken De vuelta a casa Custer La naturaleza de la bestia: Ab Irato, Glénat Snake: por un punado de dolares?

Light and Bold Ivánpiire' Clara de noche "Blackout" in Batman Black and White Vol. 2 100 Bullets #26 Solo #6 Jonah Hex #13: "Retribution" Jonah Hex #14: "Fathers And Sons" Jonah Hex #15: "Retribution Part 3" Jonah Hex #21: "The Devil's Paw" Jonah Hex #23: "Who Lives and Who Dies" Jonah Hex #27: "Starman" Jonah Hex #30: "Luck Runs Out" Jonah Hex #32: "The Matador" Jonah Hex #37: "Trouble Come in Threes" Jonah Hex #38: "Hell or High Water" Jonah Hex #42: "Shooting the Sun" Jonah Hex #52: "Too Mean to Die" Jonah Hex #54: "Shooting Stars" Jonah Hex #57: "Tall Tales" Jonah Hex #59: "Riders on the Storm" Jonah Hex #61: "Honeymoon Bullets" 1986: Angoulême Best Foreign Album Award, for Torpedo: Chaud devant 1991: Barcelona International Comics Fair Gran Premio 1994: Nominated for the Harvey Award for Best American Edition of Foreign Material, for Torpedo 1995: Nominated for the Harvey Award for Best American Edition of Foreign Material, for Torpedo 2011: Comic-Con Inkpot Award Footnotes Jordi Bernet biography on Lambiek Comiclopedia Story about Bernet's "Andrax"

Rube Goldberg machine

A Rube Goldberg machine, named after American cartoonist Rube Goldberg, is a machine intentionally designed to perform a simple task in an indirect and overly complicated way. These machines consist of a series of simple unrelated devices; the design of such a "machine" is presented on paper and would be impossible to implement in actuality. More such machines are being constructed for entertainment and in Rube Goldberg competitions. Over the years, the expression has expanded to mean any overly complicated system. For example, news headlines include "Is Rep. Bill Thomas the Rube Goldberg of Legislative Reform?" and "Retirement'insurance' as a Rube Goldberg machine". The expression is named after the American cartoonist Rube Goldberg whose cartoons depicted devices that performed simple tasks in indirect convoluted ways; the cartoon above is Goldberg's Professor Butts and the Self-Operating Napkin, reprinted in a few book collections, including the postcard book Rube Goldberg's Inventions! and the hardcover Rube Goldberg: Inventions, both compiled by Maynard Frank Wolfe from the Rube Goldberg Archives.

The term "Rube Goldberg" was being used in print to describe elaborate contraptions by 1928, appeared in the Random House Dictionary of the English Language in 1966 meaning "having a fantastically complicated improvised appearance", or "deviously complex and impractical". Because Rube Goldberg machines are contraptions derived from tinkering with the tools close to hand, parallels have been drawn with evolutionary processes. Many of Goldberg's ideas were utilized in films and TV shows for the comedic effect of creating such rigmarole for such a simple task, such as the breakfast machine shown in Pee-wee's Big Adventure. In Ernest Goes to Jail, Ernest P. Worrell uses his invention to turn his TV on. Wallace from Wallace and Gromit uses many such machines for numerous tasks. Other films such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Diving into the Money Pit have featured Goldberg's idea. In early 1987, Purdue University in Indiana started the annual National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, organized by the Phi chapter of Theta Tau, a national engineering fraternity.

In 2009, the Epsilon chapter of Theta Tau established a similar annual contest at the University of California, Berkeley. Since around 1997, the kinetic artist Arthur Ganson has been the emcee of the annual "Friday After Thanksgiving" competition sponsored by the MIT Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Teams of contestants construct elaborate Rube Goldberg style chain-reaction machines on tables arranged around a large gymnasium; each apparatus is linked by a string to its successor machine. The initial string is ceremonially pulled, the ensuing events are videotaped in closeup, projected on large screens for viewing by the live audience. After the entire cascade of events has finished, prizes are awarded in various categories and age levels. Videos from several previous years' contests are viewable on the MIT Museum website; the Chain Reaction Contraption Contest is an annual event hosted at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in which high school teams each build a Rube Goldberg machine to complete some simple task in 20 steps or more.

On the TV show Food Network Challenge, competitors in 2011 were once required to create a Rube Goldberg machine out of sugar. An event called'Mission Possible' in the Science Olympiad involves students building a Rube Goldberg-like device to perform a certain series of tasks; the Rube Goldberg company holds an annual Rube Goldberg machine contest. Australia—cartoonist Bruce Petty depicts such themes as the economy, international relations or other social issues as complicated interlocking machines that manipulate, or are manipulated by, people. Austria—Franz Gsellmann worked for decades on a machine that he named the Weltmaschine, having many similarities to a Rube Goldberg machine. Denmark -- called Storm P maskiner, after cartoonist Robert Storm Petersen. France—a similar machine is called usine à gaz, or gasworks, suggesting a complicated factory with pipes running everywhere and a risk of explosion, it is now used among programmers to indicate a complicated program, or in journalism to refer to a bewildering law or regulation.

Germany—such machines are called Was-passiert-dann-Maschine for the German name of similar devices used by Kermit the Frog in the children's TV series Sesame Street. India—the humorist and children's author Sukumar Ray, in his nonsense poem "Abol tabol", had a character with a Rube Goldberg-like machine called "Uncle's contraption"; this word is used colloquially in Bengali to mean a useless object. Italy—Italian Renaissance artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci described an alarm clock-esque device which, utilizing a slow drip of water, would fill a vessel which operated a lever to wake the sleeper. Japan—"Pythagorean devices" or "Pythagoras switch". PythagoraSwitch is the name of a TV show featuring such devices. Another related genre is the Japanese art of chindōgu, which involves inventions that are hypothetically useful but of limited actual utility. Spain—devices akin to Goldberg's machines are known as Inventos del TBO, named after those that several cartoonists made up

Kenworthy

Kenworthy and Kenworth are surnames. They may refer to: Alexandra Kenworthy, an American voice actress Bill Kenworthy, was a Major League Baseball second baseman Christina Kenworthy-Browne, IBVM, a British Roman Catholic nun, an academic and writer Christopher Kenworthy, an Australian writer and film director David Kenworthy, 11th Baron Strabolgi, was a Labour Party... Dick Kenworthy, a third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago White Sox Duncan Kenworthy OBE,a British film and television producer, co-founder of the production company DNA Films Esther Kenworthy Waterhouse, born Esther Maria Kenworthy, was a British artist Gus Kenworthy, American freestyle skier John Kenworthy B. Sc. F. R. Aes, was an English aviation engineer and aircraft designer Joseph Kenworthy, 10th Baron Strabolgi, was a Liberal Member of Parliament and a Labour Party politician in UK Mary-Anne Kenworthy,s a West Australian brothel owner Max Kenworthy, has performed recitals throughout the United Kingdom and New Zealand Michael Kenworthy, an American actor Michael Kenworthy, an American actor Roger Kenworthy, rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 1990s for Canberra Raiders, Wakefield Trinity Shirra Kenworthy, was a Canadian figure skater who competed in ladies' singles Stuart Kenworthy, is a British comedy writer, most noted for his work in the sketch show Smack the Pony and the sitcom Green Wing Tony Kenworthy, an English former footballer Jim Kenworth, an English playwright Kenworthy Hall known as the Carlisle-Martin House and Carlisle Hall, on the north side of Alabama Highway 14, USA Kenworthy Wood orchard, Northenden, an orchard in Kenworthy Wood, directly across the river Mersey to the south of Chorlton Water Park, in south Manchester, England Kenworthy Farm, an area of land around the A5103 road where it crosses the River Mersey in south Manchester.

Its farmhouse was used as Manchester City Council Cleansing Department's depot and offices after the farmland was used for landfill. 8th March 1927 aerial view from south Kenworth, is a manufacturer of medium and heavy-duty Class 8 trucks based in Kirkland, United States, a suburb of Seattle Kenworth W900, a Kenworth class 8 truck model, known for its long-nose style Kenworth T600 was an aerodynamic semi truck