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Program Design Project

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Sport: Basketball

More sport and physiological testing has become increasingly common as the interaction between scientists and coaches (tanner & Gore, 2013). When it comes to popular sports that are watched al over the world, team games like basketball generally have a heightened game tempo, a tougher body game and a more acute variability in the techniques and methods used (Singh & Deol, 2012). "An increased performance level can only be achieved by working and training of all major components i.e. technique, coordination, tactics, physical fitness, physiological qualities and psychological qualities. Basketball is one of the most popular team-based sports played and watched throughout the world" (Singh & Deol, 2012). This puts the aspect of physiological testing as an extreme priority for a variety of reasons. "Physiological exercise testing is important in basketball to help identify potential talent but also to provide the players, trainers and coaching staff with some profiles for the players and a measure for evaluating training programs" (Singh & Deol, 2012). This demonstrates the dual nature of physiological testing: it is both something which can be used to identify talent, such as star players in the making and it is also something which can be used…… [Read More]


Bangsbo, J. (2006). Training and testing of the elite athlete.Copenhagen Muscle Research

Centre, 4(1), 1-9.

Changela, P.K., & Bhatt, S. (2012). The correlational study of the vertical jump test and wingate cycle test as a method to assess anaerobic power in high school basketball players. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, 2(6), 2-9.

Cissik, J. (2013, February 15). The point guard off-season workout plan. Retrieved from
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What Determines Success in the FIBA World Championship

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FIBA World Championship

Basketball has become a prominent sport that attracts many fans, researchers, and sport specialists from diverse points-of-view. Any game provides some exciting moments of entertainment. Various studies have analyzed the execution of basketball teams at diverse levels of competition, like European Basketball Leagues, FIBA World Championships, American NBA, and the Olympic Games. Many of these studies looked to establish factors that contribute to a team's success utilizing game related statistics throughout the finals games or the span of a season. Distinctive variables that associate to a team's prosperity have been recognized. Ibanez et al. (2008) followed the Spanish Basketball League for two consistent seasons. The outcomes indicated that teams' and players' passing skills and preventive planning might determine great season-long performance. In an alternate comparable study, parameters of shooters' field objective proficiency, prowess in the rebound, and number of points created bench players were variables that had the most effect between successful and unsuccessful groups throughout the Olympic competition in Beijing in 2008 (Goudsouzian, 2010).

The outcomes likewise proposed that the performances of successful teams are typically determined by (1) the nature of players' key physical abilities, (2) the utilization of fitting tactical strategies and decision-making, (3)…… [Read More]


Barney, J.B. (2012). Gaining and sustaining competitive advantage. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Dyer, J.H., & Dyer, W.G. (2013). Team building: Proven strategies for improving team performance. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Goudsouzian, A. (2010). King of the court: Bill Russell and the basketball revolution. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Krause, C. (2009). Athletes wanted: The complete guidebook for maximizing collegiate recruiting and life potential. Chicago, IL: Collegiate Athletic Educational Foundation.
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What Determines Success in the FIBA World Championship

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FIBA world championship

Factors Determining Success in the FIBA World Championship

Since the last decade basketball has become a popular sport and it has gained growing amount of interest from the general public, fans, scientists, media and academic researchers as well. It is a sport that provides the people with elevating amount of excitement and entertainment. (Koh and John et al. 1-12)

Basketball can be regarded as one of the most popular games in the world. It is regarded as a game in which the most number of things occur per second as compared to any of the other games. It is indicated by a number of studies that more than 70 million people play basketball and about 210 countries are members of FIBA. (Kamble and Daulatabad et al. 1404-1406)

It has, however, been observed by a number of researchers that the physical and psychological characteristics of successful players and teams in FIBA vary greatly from those of the unsuccessful teams and players. These characteristics include height, speed, agility, shoulder strength, psychological preparation, conditioning, mental preparation and communication abilities and skills of the players. (Kamble and Daulatabad et al. 1404-1406)

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA)

The International Basketball Federation '(French:…… [Read More]

Works cited

Deshaies, P. Mental Preparation: A Key to Success in Officiating. Mies: FIBA: International Basketball Federation, 2003. 40-43.

Fattorini, I. Body Composition and Vertical Jump Performance in Junior Players. Mies: FIBA: International Basketball Federation, 2005. 57-58.

FIBA: International Basketball Federation. "Fcom - About FIBA - history - Quick facts." FIBA.COM, 2013. Web. 6 Dec 2013. < >.

Foran, B. Conditioning: The Key to Success. Mies: FIBA: International Basketball Federation, 2003. 59-60.
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Perceptions of Genders in College

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Thus the concentration is not on basketball, the sport he is supposed to love, but on sex. The picture in the book is clear about the happenings when the over-sexed teenagers reach college. Within a day of her arrival in college, Charlotte is "sexiled." This means that she was compelled to leave her room when her roommate brought a young man in for sex. The contest among the freshmen in fraternities is to find out how fast they can get fresh faces for sex. The least amount of time given in that book was seven minutes. (Bonfire of the sexuality)

Regarding the view of women in media, one of the professors said that the American society is becoming a society of predators. The stage has come when 1.3 women are raped every minute and a large proportion of one in three women will be raped in her lifetime. This is the view given of women - they are without life and so when you abuse women, you have not done anything wrong as she is an object and without feelings. (Educators discuss student sexual activity) The question is thus about any individual being interested in women's sports in general and…… [Read More]


Educators discuss student sexual activity. 2000. Retrieved at . Accessed on 30 July, 2005

Freeman, John. Bonfire of the sexuality. 11 November, 2004. Retrieved at Accessed on 30 July, 2005

Goulet, Nicole. Gender Barriers: When Will the Ridicule Cease? Retrieved at Accessed on 30 July, 2005

Polk, Khary. Love and Basketball. 3 February, 2004. Retrieved at Accessed on 30 July, 2005
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Unionization on the NBA Unionization

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The result is an increasing gap between the richest and poorest teams that would reinforce disparities around and earning power, concentrating productivity into monopolistic dominant teams with a concommitant reduction of competition in play and consumer price. The result is less competition for higher prices and restricted options for most employees.

Under a bargaining agreement negotiated with a players' union on the other hand, all employers could offer baseline salaries negotiated with players at various tiers, based on productivity, tenure or any legal conditions the teams collaborated to offer should the players agree, which could result in salary reductions, salary caps, various distribution of BRI revenue and perhaps reduced 'frictional cost' of having to bid for talent every season (Feldman, 2012, p. 1233). This stability could reduce turnover and search cost and thus slow ticket price increases, and then if players agreed to additional free agent conditions in the negotiated contract, leave additional revenue for enticing elite talent to enhance the drawing power of the necessary but lower-skilled core team. The players conceded to many of these very conditions in the 2011 negotiations prior to the impasse, and then dissolving their union and thus taking away the owners' ability to…… [Read More]


Beck, H. (2011). N.B.A. reaches a tentative deal to save the season. New York Times 26 Nov.

2011. A1. Retrieved from

Brandt, a. (2011). The big deal over BRI. NBA. 5 Nov. 2011. Retrieved from 

Feldman, G. (2012). Antitrust vs. labor law in professional sports: Balancing the scales after
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How to Do a Fade Away Jump Shot

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Fade-Away Jump Shot

Basketball is one of the most popular games in America and the Caribbean. The game's core object is to drive the ball through an eighteen-centimeter backboard-supported hoop. There are a wide range of trajectories, spins, deflections and angles from which a shooter can choose. This explains the gravity-defying, jaw-breaking physical moves that are a common phenomenon in basketball. The foul, the bank, the fade-away, and the jump-shot are some of the major basketball shots. The fade-away, which forms the basis of this text, is a deadly basketball technique whereby instead of jumping perpendicularly from the floor, the shooter essentially directs himself away from the defender, i.e. 'fades.' He then releases the ball at the highest point of his jump's backward arc. In so doing, the shooter dips the shoulder in one direction, and then pushes off in the other, with the aim of fooling the defender into thinking that they (the shooter) are actually headed for the basket, and thereby causing them (the defender) to lean in the wrong direction.

What is needed to execute a Good Fade-Away?

In addition to the usual basketball game requirements (the basketball, the court, proper shoes, etc.), four crucial elements constitute…… [Read More]

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Rules & Regs Of College

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In the past, the NCAA believes the fouled team could gain an advantage by selecting its best shooter from the roster. Now it appears that it's okay, though, for the opposing coach to select the worst shooter.

Both men's and women's committees are placing a more significant emphasis on sportsmanship. A growing number of taunting incidents, along with throwing elbows under the basket, and the charging and blocking incidents are being looked at for further action. Officials have been notified that they should put an emphasis on controlling those situations.

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Halpin, T. "NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Rules Committees Announce Rules Changes Including a Focus on Sportsmanship." 6 May 2009. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 15 September 2009 .

Smith, M. "A New Basketball Rule for 2009-2010: What was the NCAA thinking?" 9 June 2009. Bleacher Report. 15 September 2009 < >.
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Business Plan Proposal

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Business Plan Proposal:

The Ducks Poker Room

Business Plan Proposal: The Ducks Poker Room

Executive Summary/Company Description

The Ducks Poker Room will be a new for-profit gaming club primarily hosting players of versions of the card game known as "Poker." The Ducks Poker Room will also offer alternate games, including but not limited to promotions for prize pools involving tickets to college basketball and football games. Finally, The Ducks Poker Room will host patrons who are not playing poker.

Business Plan Objectives

Provide exceptional facilities, equipment, service, staff and merchandise that create a highly positive impression on our core customers;

Consistent entertainment atmosphere and product quality;

Capitalize on excellent location opportunity;

d. Launch the venue with a highly publicized grand opening event in the spring of Year 1;

e. Maintain tight control of costs, operations, and cash flow through diligent management and automated computer control;

f. Maintain food costs below 33% of food revenue;

g. Maintain total beverage costs below 25% of beverage revenue;

h. Exceed $250,000.00 in weekly net revenue by the third year of plan implementation.

3. Product/Service Offerings

In order to achieve our objectives, The Ducks Poker Room will offer:

a. Facilities, located at:

b. An area…… [Read More]

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Reducing Crime Through Social Initiatives

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Academy Sports + Outdoors

Project Charter

The project charter for this plan, "Operation Midnight Basketball" for Academy Sports + Outdoors, is provided below.


The official name of this project is "Operation Midnight Basketball" to be implemented by Academy Sports + Outdoors as described below.

Today, Academy Sports + Outdoors (hereinafter alternatively "Academy" or "the company") is a leading retailers in the sports, outdoor and lifestyle industry offering a wide range of high quality fishing, hunting, and other outdoor merchandise, including camping equipment and gear as well as sports and leisure products, footwear, and outdoor apparel (About Academy, 2014). Headquartered in Texas, Academy operates more than 185 stores in the United States, including stores in, alphabetical order, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas (About Academy, 2014). The company has a stated corporate social responsibility commitment that is congruent with the project outlined further below.

Project Purpose and/or Business Need:

The purpose of this project is to sponsor basketball teams as part of the nationwide Midnight Basketball initiative. The first Midnight Basketball program was launched in Maryland in 1986 and has since expanded to a number of major American…… [Read More]


About Academy. (2014). Academy Sports + Outdoors. Retrieved from


Academy basketball team sports. (2014). Academy Sports + Outdoors. Retrieved from

Chudacoff, H.P. (2007). Children at play: An American history. New York: New York
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Early Entry to the NBA Draft

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NBA Draft

Over the past six or seven years in the NBA, a new trend has emerged, along with a new type of style and attitude in the game of basketball.

Much of this is due to the fact that many kids are coming out of college early, or even coming straight out of high school, and entering the NBA draft. At first it was accepted to go to the NBA in such a way because the kids that came from high school actually were talented enough to play with other caliber athletes.

Now it seems these teenagers, good or bad, are going to NBA just to collect.

Most of the people jumping ship are mediocre and cannot handle the physical play of the sport.

While the NBA needs to reevaluate their policies on what age a person should be allowed to enter the NBA, nobody can blame the athlete. If teams are going to throw that kind of money at teenagers, why would an athlete in his right mind turn it down?

Making money is the essential reason why most people work. The American dream is to find a job doing something you love. Playing professional basketball is what…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Drinkwater, Brian. "Summer League Review."

NJHoopsnet. June 21, 2002.

Kahn, Mike. "Fundamental Truth: Foreign Influx Changes Face of NBA." CBS Sept. 2, 2002.,1328,5669795,00.html.

Kyler, Steve. "The Rumor of the Day." Feb. 2, 2003.
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Movie Coach Carter 2005 I Choose Character Event

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movie "Coach Carter," 2005.I choose character, event, idea effects. Work Cited. Coach Carter is an extremely inspiration film about a real life high school basketball coach who unabashedly values education over winning. This coach, Ken Carter, places his priorities in a highly unpopular way in the surrounding community of the Richmond High School Oilers -- most community members believe that success on the basketball court and a career in the National Basketball Association are the only chances for success for these young men. This central conflict is played out throughout this film based on an event which causes a number of highly influential effects. The primary cause of most of the dram in the film is Carter's decision to have the players sign a contract in which they must maintain a 2.3 grade point average in order to play on the team. The crucial effects of this event include the eventual college admission of six of the team's players, a palpable demonstration of Carter's prioritization of schoolwork over sports, and the dramatic saving of the life of one of the team's key players.

Probably the most critical and direct effect of Carter's decision to have the players sign a contract…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Coach Carter. Dir: Thomas Carter. Carter. Perf: Samuel L. Jackson, Rick Gonzales, Ashanti. 2005. Film
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Gaining Weight 25-35Lbs How to

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5 gram per pound of bodyweight. Proteins give the muscle energy to grow but carbohydrates are just as important to promote the muscle to heal.

The following is a 3 day meal schedule recommended to the athlete:

Day 1:

Breakfast- High energy cereal with whole milk

Fruit of his choice

Apricot nectar juice


Baked tuna

Baked potato

Lima beans

Frozen Yogurt



Baked potato

Corn and peas

Frozen sherbet

Snack (3)- left up to the athlete

Day 2:

Breakfast- Eggs and whole wheat or grain toast

Fruit of his choice

Apple juice


Baked or roasted fish

Baked potato


Frozen Yogurt


Baked chicken

Baked potato

Corn and beans

Frozen sherbet

Snack (3)- left up to the athlete

Day 3:

Breakfast- Hot cereal with whole milk

Fruit of his choice

Pineapple juice


Steak or ground beef

Baked potato


Frozen Yogurt


Baked fish

Baked potato

Corn and peas

Frozen sherbet

Snack (3)- left up to the athlete

Workout schedule and recommended exercise

Work outs will be done 3 days a week and every other day to allow the muscle to heal and recuperate properly. Work out days while be Monday-Wednesday- Friday or Tuesday- Thursday-Saturday with…… [Read More]


Coaching Association of Canada. (2010). "Gaining Weight for Athletes." Retrieved on April 16,

2010 from

Riveria, H. (2010). "Weight Gain and Bulking Up Rules for the Natural Bodybuilder."

Retrieved on April 16, 2010 from
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SPORT2SPORT Agnecy Analysis Sport 2

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This aspect is greatly leveraged upon by Sport2Sport as different target populations share their experiences on company's Facebook page. There is also an aspect of quick customer response having the potential of going viral over the internet. This makes companies such as Sport2Sport to focus on customer satisfaction and prompt response. Although it may seem untraditional not to focus on traditional advertising and marketing mediums, the paradigm shift in approach to marketing and advertisement has led this agency to effectively spend their marketing budget on online campaigns and maintenance of web-presence.

IV- Organizational structure

Better Business Bureau (BBB) has reported that Sport2Sport is a limited liability company (LLC) with its current rating at A-. The highest possible rating that an agency can get with BBB is A+ (BBB Business Review, 2013). The length of time that the firm is in business is the only potentially negative factor reported by the BBB. The company has two main personnel that not directly involved in managing day-to-day affairs but have role of devising strategy and direction of the company. Following is the organizational chart of the company.

Organizational Structure Chart Sport2Sport, Cary NC


The position of Principal of the firm is held…… [Read More]


Annual Report. (2013). Sport2Sport Limited Liability Company Annual Report. DEPARTMNET of the SECRETARY of STATE, North Carolina NC. Retrieved from: []

BBB Business Review. (2013). Better Business Bureau: Business Review Sport2Sport LLC. Retrieved from: [ ]

CNN Money. (2012). Best Places to Live. Retrieved from: ( n.d). Sport2Sport. Retrieved from: []
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Legal Remedies

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Breach of Contract Order

Breach of Contract with Smith and the University

A breach of contract has occurred in this situation from a legal standpoint because by law this occurs when a party (like Mr. Smith) fails to carry out, accurately and unerringly his responsibilities, however, in the current situation the negotiations for both sides were made ("Breach of contract," n.d.). For example, when X University replaced their head coach with Smith, consent was made by the official commissioners of the University and guaranteed him that a bare minimum sum of $10,000 would be accessible for basketball scholarships during Smith's first year as a coach for them. In conclusion, on January 7, Smith and X University agreed and signed a hand written agreement where Smith pledged to serve as coach for one year which would start on September 1. The University agreed to pay Smith an income of $14,500, too, and at that time there was no mention made in the deal to the subject of basketball scholarships.

Then on April 2, Smith found out that there would only be $1,000 available for the scholarships for the upcoming school year, therefore, he responded by wanting to cancel the contract on…… [Read More]


Breach of contract & remedies. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Goldman, E. (2003, September). Notes on contract remedies. Retrieved from
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Leadership That Extends Beyond the

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Make sure you get on the right bus,'" stressing the fact that education could make a difference in his life (Get on the right bus, 2010, Enterprise media). Coach K. shows his players that he cares for them as people as well as athletes, as he demands that they keep their grades high as well as show up and try their hardest on the court. Because of his history, he understands the challenging transition some of his players experience in a college environment, but he also does not make excuses for them. "That's why I'm against the rule (that prevents [players] going straight to the NBA)" he says, because he is only interested in players who want to be there -- in college, at Duke, learning as well as playing (Chavez 2008). "I look at myself as a leader who just happens to coach basketball" Krzyzewski (Gregory 2006). Basketball is the medium through which he motivates players to better themselves.

Unlike some other NCAA coaches, Coach K. is always aware of the fact that he is teaching adolescents, and instills values and discipline in his players, rather than cultivates a sense of entitlement within their hearts. "At Duke, we wouldn't…… [Read More]


Chavez, Luciana. (2008, July 5). Coach K. And Duke changing recruiting philosophy. Oakland Tribune. Retrieved February 17, 2010 at

Coach K. (2010). Official Website. Retrieved February 17, 2010 at 

Get on the right bus. (2010). Enterprise media. Retrieved February 17, 2010 at

Duke basketball. (2010). Coach K. Official website. Retrieved February 17, 2010 at
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Air Jordans as a Popular

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Membership in an exclusive, elite privileged club of those who own "the best" -- something that not just anyone can have. To wear Nike Air Jordans was to reify a sacred experience. It was a vehicle to feeling as if one were the hero figure, Michael Jordan" (Aaker & Biel, 1993, p.105). This excerpt demonstrates the extreme length of effectiveness of the complex and truly multi-faceted marketing campaign launched by Nike.

In conclusion, professional athletes have long exerted a strong influence over men's fashion and sports apparel. However, the case of Air Jordans represents a shoe where a celebrity endorsement truly revolutionized the product, the celebrity and the entire athletic shoe industry. Nike took a highly calculated and highly strategic risk when they started courting Michael Jordan and when they used such a tremendous bulk of their advertising budget on this particular campaign. However, their strategy paid off: they successfully created a mystique and cultural mythology around both the sneaker and the athlete.… [Read More]


Aaker, D., & Biel, a. (1993). Brand Equity & Advertising: Advertising's Role in Building Strong Brands. Hillsdale: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers.

Andrews, D. (2001). Michael Jordan, Inc.: Corporate Sport, Media Culture, and Late Modern America. Albany: SUNY Albany.

Johnston, J. (2001). The American Body in Context: An Anthology. Willmington: Scholarly Press.

Kathleen Morgan Drowne, P.H. (2004). The 1920's. Westport: Greenwood Publishing.
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Develop a Sports Sales and Promotion Plan for a Community College Athletic Department

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Sales and Promotion

Blue Mountain Community College has been experiencing some difficulty in the area of developing a sales and promotion plan for the athletic department. The purpose of this discussion is to resolve this problem through the development of a detailed plan for promotion and sales of its teams. The plan will be inclusive of the five teams the community college has including football, baseball, softball, and men's and women's basketball.

Relationship marketing

Regardless of the sport being discussed in terms of promotion and sales, one of the key components in improving sales is associated with relationship marketing (Parvatiyar & Sheth 2001). According to Bee & Kahle (2006)

"Relationship marketing is important because it can be effective. It facilitates role enactment by providing definitions for types of influence and communication strategies that should characterize two participants in a relationship. Teams, leagues, athletes, marketing corporations, and fans have relationships with one another that depend on successful relationship enactment. All sports marketing transactions, in fact, involve some type of relationship marketing. In some cases the efforts are explicit. In other cases they are hidden or even unrecognized. A careful examination of these relationships can improve the function of the relationship system…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Bee C.C., Kahle, L.R.. (2006) Relationship Marketing in Sports: A Functional Approach. Sport Marketing Quarterly. 15, 102-110

Fink, J.S., Trail, G.T., & Anderson, D.F. (2002). Environmental factors associated with attendance and sport consumption behavior: Gender and team differences. Sport Marketing Quarterly, 11, 8-19

Fullerton S., Merz, G.R. (2008) The Four Domains of Sports Marketing: A Conceptual Framework. Sport Marketing Quarterly,, 17, 90-108

Irwin, R.L., Sutton W.A., McCarthy, L.M. (2008) Sport promotion and sales management. Human Kinetics
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Describing and Directing

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Technical Writing


Dribbling a basketball is a multi-sensory experience. The orange dimples grow invisible as the ball drifts through the air. The up and down motion of the spherical object mesmerizes the onlooker, creating trails of light in the space between player and court. The ball in question measures thirty inches in circumference and weighs about twenty ounces, or slightly over one pound. To the player's hand, the ball feels amazingly light, like a cotton ball rather than a ball made out of high-tech rubber. The dribbler's hand barely touches the ball when it returns to him from the ground, and his palm is only slightly curved. In fact, because of the size of the ball, the player's palm can sometimes remain totally flat, depending on the size of the person's hand. Moreover, the basketball's dimpled texture renders it easy to grip and unlikely to slip away. It feels cool to the touch, soft and hard at the same time.

This, like most basketballs, is blazing orange with black indented stripes, but basketballs come in a variety of colors and patterns. When the ball is being dribbled on the court, it creates a steady thumping sound that changes depending…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Dribbling." Article online at

Gas Furnace."
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Power Play for Howard When

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Thus, the initial negotiation was not a difficult choice, as Miami had both the lowest opportunity cost and the highest benefits.

Later, when Washington re-entered the picture, it was because the league had raised suspicion with respect to the Miami contract with Howard. As a result, the cost-benefit analysis and risk analysis shifted. If Howard went to arbitration against the league, he would risk losing $50-60 million over the length of his contract. In this new position, Howard would have felt that we would make about $10 million less if he went back to Washington, since that was the last offer from that team at the time. In addition, the career success benefit did not have the same opportunity cost that it did before -- if Washington won back Bird rights to Howard it would be able to add him to a team full of quality free agents that it signed when he went to Miami. If the arbitrator sided with the Heat, however, Howard could keep his full benefit and would go to a team that looked good. The risk of losing the $50-$60 million, however, looked good, given that the league had taken an active stance against the…… [Read More]

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Kobe and Lebron Kobe Bryant and Lebron

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Kobe and Lebron


In today's world whenever somebody talks about the most favourite players then Kobe Bryant and Lebron James come on the top of the list because of their remarkable performances and their young age achievements. They both have started their sports career from the school age and then they excelled in their respective sports of basketball. They both play for American National Basketball Association (NBA). Kobe Bryant plays shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers and Lebron James plays for the Miami Heat. Lebron James also referred as a King James because of his moves and his utmost versatility in basketball.

Who is a better Leader?

It is really difficult to entitle one as a better player than other because both players have their separate recognition in the world of basketball. They both play as the backbone for their teams. Well if we look in the last season of sorts then it is clear that we have seen some very remarkable knocks from Lebron James. Lebron greatly strived in the last season and struggled a lot with his teammates to turn those hard matches into easy victories. Although, Kobe has great understanding with…… [Read More]


Adande, J. A 2010. "Gilbert's letter signals wider backlash." ESPN. Retrieved July 13, 2010.

Armstrong, Kevin (2007). "End of an era: Vaccaro closes ABCD camp as he eyes hoops academy." Sports Illustrated. Retrieved September 2, 2010.

Trudell, Mike (2012). "Kobe Surpasses 29,000 Points." (Turner Sports Interactive, Inc.). Retrieved March 10, 2012.

William Rhoden (2010). "Cleveland's Venom Validates James's Exit." The New York Times. Archived from the original on November 9, 2010. Retrieved November 9, 2010.
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Motivating Reluctant Readers a Girl

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One example is Life after Loss: A Practical Guide to Renewing Your Life after Experiencing Major Loss by Bob Deits (2004), but there are many suitable books of this nature. I would expect this student to read this book very eagerly because of the subject matter and the practical significance to his life. I might also recommend counseling for this student to address possible issues related to depression based on his obvious circumstantial risk factors. I would consult with his family as well to better understand the student and also to impress on them the importance of being sensitive to his feelings but not to the extent that they allow him to escape his academic responsibilities on a long-term basis.

4. What about the kid who seems disinterested in anything except NASCAR or rock music?

There are several possible approaches in this case; my choice would probably be based on other factors and attitudinal issues with this students. One option might be to allow him to supplement his reading material with literature that is related to his interests, such as by assigning books about the history of NASCAR or Rock and Roll. Another option might be give him the opportunity…… [Read More]

For this student I would provide texts specifically dealing with the process of loss. One example is Life after Loss: A Practical Guide to Renewing Your Life after Experiencing Major Loss by Bob Deits (2004), but there are many suitable books of this nature. I would expect this student to read this book very eagerly because of the subject matter and the practical significance to his life. I might also recommend counseling for this student to address possible issues related to depression based on his obvious circumstantial risk factors. I would consult with his family as well to better understand the student and also to impress on them the importance of being sensitive to his feelings but not to the extent that they allow him to escape his academic responsibilities on a long-term basis.

4. What about the kid who seems disinterested in anything except NASCAR or rock music?

There are several possible approaches in this case; my choice would probably be based on other factors and attitudinal issues with this students. One option might be to allow him to supplement his reading material with literature that is related to his interests, such as by assigning books about the history of NASCAR or Rock and Roll. Another option might be give him the opportunity to earn rewards such as tickets to NASCAR events or rock concerts by satisfying various academic requirements. Generally, this case should represent the easiest to deal with because a significant aspect of learning to read and write is capable of being promoted effectively regardless of the specific subject matter. As long as the student was cooperative and willing to make the effort on his part, there is no downside to allowing him to fulfill reading requirements with subject matter of interest to him.
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Chinese American Culture Misrepresented in Media

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Media (Mis) Representations of Chinese-Americans

Media (Mis) Representations of Chinese-Americans

In the west, representations of people who are outside of the standard or norm, (white, middle & upper class, male) are not represented with accuracy. Chinese-Americans are one such group that doese not often receive an accurate or dynamically real representation of the spectrum of the culture or the people within it. Media representations in the west of Chinese-Americans are limited to a few stereotypes, generally. Some of those stereotypes include that all Chinese people practice and have mastered martial arts, and that all Chinese have exceptional intelligence in mathematics, sciences, and technology. Another media stereotype of the Chinese is that they are all short of stature, particularly poking fun at short men. Chinese men are often stereotypically represented as geeks or nerds -- exceptionally "book smart," but lacking in coolness and social skills. Chinese women are very often represented as generally obedient, and submissive. American women are often represented as either the Madonna or the whore. Chinese women are in an analogous situation with their representations: they are either a whore/geisha/prostitute, or asexual virgins with purity. Chinese-Americans are furthermore often lumped together with…… [Read More]


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Best Sports Coaching Style

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Autonomy-Supportive Coaching

Autonomy-Supporting Coaching

Not unlike the world of business, many researchers and pundits have evaluated and looked at the world of sports as a way to analyze whether and how certain coaching styles are beneficial or non-beneficial in terms of the performance and outcomes of the team in question. Of course, the question is a multi-faceted one and analyzing such a question in a controlled environment can be difficult. Samples sizes and "apples to apples" comparisons can be difficult. Even so, there are many takeaways and points of analysis that can and should be undertaken so as to gauge the efficacy of a team if it is subjected to the supportive-autonomy coaching arc as opposed to other methods.

Autonomy-Supportive Coaching

The subject of this report is an analysis of whether autonomy-supportive coaching is or is not beneficial and effective in boosting performance of the athletes subjected to the method. Not unlike business and other similar situations, it will be assessed whether the leader of the team, typically the coach, can instill and improve performance by using the autonomy-supportive method. Obviously, team dynamics with a spots team are different than a business environment. Even further down the proverbial rabbit hole…… [Read More]

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Publishers, 50(1-2), 119-127
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Athlete's Identity

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Athlete's Identity

Interactionist Theory and the Female Athlete

The social role is the group of expected behaviors that a person in a certain social situation has given to him or her. Role confusion is when an individual has difficulty figuring out what the expected behaviors are in a certain situation. Role strain is when fulfilling the expectations of one social role conflicts with filling those of another social role. Social roles, as well as these two elements of the social role, are important to interactionist theory, which may also be referred to as the social action theory. The concept of the role was adapted from anthropology, and to interactionists it represents the constantly changing and adapting set of expected behaviors which are negotiated between the people in a situation. The interactionist social role is rather meaningless if looking at one individual isolated from others, as it develops only through the social interactions between people. When an individual works with or competes with another person in some way, the social role is created; people will observe behaviors in others, adapt those behaviors onto themselves, then use interaction to figure out whether that is the appropriate behavior to adopt, and finally modifying…… [Read More]


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Marketing Research on Athletic Shoe- Industry the

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Marketing Research on Athletic Shoe- Industry

The brand caters a promise of reliability, in effect that one stand behind their product. Branding is not an action we can realize overnight. A successful brand is built over time from the hundreds of little things we do right. . The brand is, at its core, an declaration of a standard performance. It guarantees that the product or service carrying that brand will live up to its reputation. The merit of a brand rises or falls with the integrity of the people behind it. The principles of the principals build or rupture a brand.

When running shoes first came on the market, it was a marvelous development over the old sneakers and high-tops. But soon the market became crowded with shoes bearing a wide variety of features, at a wide range of price points. The main players in the sports shoe industry are Nike, Adidas, and Reebok. Here, we will take into account the segmentation, target market and pricing strategies of the athletics- industry giants.

NIKE: A huge brand such as Nike transmits different messages to different groups based on gender, age, and sport. Nike's core benefit approach to people is athletic shoes…… [Read More]

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Danielle Green-Byrd in the Face

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After several self-described "false starts," Danielle determined to become an educator. She returned to university study for a Masters in Education.

In the wake of her injury, Danielle recovered, learned to use a prosthetic arm, got married to Willie Byrd, and became an essential part of her local school system's athletics program all while continuing to keep athletics in her daily life.

Relatively recently, Danielle took up golf. "Since the injury, I've taken a liking to it, forces me to be patient. Golf, just like having one arm, forces you to be patient with yourself, don't put too much pressure on yourself, that's why I'm beginning to like the game," says Danielle. Her attitude toward life and her injury has changed dramatically as well, She says it's all about perseverance and rolling with the punches that life throws your way...Although I have a missing arm, I do feel more whole, it's like an inner peace. I feel good about life and what the future holds for me.." It was that attitude that helped her to become the head of the girls' cheerleading, pom, and double-dutch programs for the Chicago Public Schools system. From her current role, Danielle has the privilege…… [Read More]

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NFL Retirement Benefits Issues and

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Furthermore, ERISA issues aside, according to Linda Sanchez (D-California), "It concerns me when those who work hazardous jobs don't get the care they deserve, whether a coal miner, tire factory worker or football player... " referring to the questionnaire distributed to the NFLPA requesting medical data pertaining to their retirees, she said, "I look forward to timely responses to our questions so we can determine what steps might be necessary that those who made football great aren't neglected."13

AP, 2007

Carpenter, 2007


Professional football is, by all accounts, a violent sport whose participants frequently suffer significant physical injuries on the playing field. Because of the nature, frequency, and intensity of the collisions inherent to the game, especially at the professional level, the effects of football injuries often persist long after retirement. Most insidious are the cumulative effects of repeated cerebral concussions, only recently identified as a specific injury when they occur, especially with regard to the delayed after-effects of some of those collisions.

The recent deaths of several high-profile retired former NFL stars at relatively early ages and the disclosure of the debilitating physical condition of others have increased attention to the need to improve retirement benefits. In…… [Read More]


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Museums Bid for Bodies

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Speech: Museum's Bid For Bodies

Good evening ladies -- and yes, good evening gentleman as well.

Well, where should we begin? Ahhhh yes -- Are any of you aware of what a cadaver parade is? Have any of you ever actually heard of a cadaver parade?

Let me read to you a recent headline that I discovered: "Anatomy of competition: 2 museums bid for bodies -- what is a bid -- it is an offer or a proposal of a price."

What do you think about that? (Pause) My initial thoughts after reading those words were: "This is unbelievable, no, it is downright shocking, shameful, and certainly very offensive.

When was the last time a price was hung on us human beings? You probably already know, that's right -- During the days of Slavery. (Pause) Am I right?

I believe that the practice attaching a price to the human body is a mockery at best? Consider what this implies -- are we supposed to assess a body's net value via an underground cadaver market?

Since there is an obvious biding and competition process for cadavers, I raise the question, who justifies the appropriate closing price for a dead person?

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I need you to organize this speech - grammar and sentence structure my speech is about provocative questions - please correct the question (grammar)but don't omit them and make some order, that it flows the topic is about body world (and exhibition of cadavers in California-- the web site is it's gruesome -- the article is from plain dealer-- the headline is anatomy of competition 2 museums bid for bodies and if you can elaborate little be more by asking questions about the morals of the people who are behind this morbid business, you don't have to add a lot just elaborate on what I have written and organize it more -- note: I need this essay by 3pm today 12/14/04 I want you to use words like
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Layla Is a 17-Year-Old Senior

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Besides, America already is a drug culture. Coffee and cigarettes in the morning to get going, antidepressants to feel good, booze to feel good and slow down… (He goes on and on describing drug use).

Me: Do any particular movies stand out in your mind relating to the drug culture?

Melvin: There are lots of movies where drugs are glamorized. Movies targeted at the young crowd glorify drugs. I can think of several offhand such as Rules of Attraction, Flight, Savages, Prozac Nation, all those stupid teenage movies…. It seems like every movie

Me: Is the drug culture of concern to you?

Melvin: Of course. My concern is that we are raising a generation of addicts. Who knows what the long-term effects of using drugs like Ritalin or Prozac are? Don't get me wrong, drugs have their uses, but I think depending on them for handling the issues of daily living is wrong.

Me: What drugs do you use?

Melvin: I do drink coffee in the morning. I might have an occasional beer. I don't think any other drugs except for medicinal purposes and once they have served their purpose I stop taking them.

Bob is a retired auto worker.…… [Read More]

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Depression Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity

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Depression, Diabetes and Obesity

This is a case study on a 58-year-old male, Mr. H.Y. who worked at a supermarket and is now retired. He has a supportive wife who works full time and children who are all independent .He has a history of smoking, but quit 10 years ago and drinks alcohol twice a week. He is obese and a known case of diabetes for one year. He has gained 8 kg over the past four months, his blood glucose levels are uncontrolled. He denies feeling sad but doesn't like to take part in activities he once enjoyed, he feels tired and lethargic after doing any work, his sleep pattern is also disturbed. His drug history reveals that he is taking glyburide and multi-vitamins. He has scored 14 on his PHQ-9 score which indicates moderate depression. The patient has been diagnosed with depressive disorder not otherwise specified (DSM IV 311).

Mr H.Y has type 2 diabetes which is also known as non-insulin dependent diabetes. It is a metabolic disorder in which the beta cells of the pancreas do not produce enough insulin or there is resistance to the action of insulin on the cells of the body. (Kumar, et…… [Read More]


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How to Manage Conflicts in Organizations

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Conflicts are natural. They are expected to arise in any interaction involving two or more individuals. No two people think, act or react in a similar manner. This variability offers the opportunity for a conflict to arise in any situation. Without conflict, life in organizations would be stagnant. The future of the organization would be jeopardized. Dissonance, or a need to find a better way of doing things, is often the seed, which spurs on the team to higher levels of investigation and searches. The origin of conflict can be often traced to false perception. (Burton, 1968) In an organization conflict can play an important role in offering the workers and the management direction and purpose in spite of the difference of opinions between workers.

Through this paper, I hope to gain an insight to the various conditions that can cause conflicts between individuals in organizations. My personal experience in the past has been in the area of sales. As a manager, I was often faced with dealing with conflicts that arose under my watch. I was often called upon to arbiter or resolve the conflict, with the expectance of fairness and balance. I have since moved from the corporate…… [Read More]


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My Perceived Identity

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thinksI am primarily defined by my Asian identity. I am an immigrant from China, so naturally the first thing people think about me when they see me is that I am a Chinese-American. Of course, when I lived in China, this was not a part of my perceived identity. People just saw me as "normal" in respect to my ethnicity. But that does not mean that people did not prejudge me, even when I was the same race and culture as my fellow classmates.

I am very tall (5'9) so people would often ask me if I was a model. 5'9 is tall for any woman, but particularly in China. Because of my height, I always stood out. Worse, my growth spurt happened in middle school, so I looked very different from my classmates. I appeared to be much older than I actually was and people would often treat me as if I was older.

Even in America, people make judgments about me solely based upon my height and appearance. Because I am skinny as well as tall, they often ask if I am a model, even though I have no interest in modeling or fashion. They also ask me…… [Read More]

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Dakos Kalli Don't Read This

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This short picture book is about the lives of 20 species of animals that have gone extinct over the last three centuries. This book can be used with students up to age eight to help teach them the importance of valuing what they have. A teacher can draw a connection between extinct animals in this book with any animal that is currently endangered. Students can draw pictures of their favorite animals to help them understand the importance of animals in the world.

Nelson, Marilyn. A Wreath for Emmett Till.

The deeply historical aspect of this memorial to a teen who was lynched in 1955 makes this book only appropriate for students aged 14 through 18 years. The "wreath" is a cycle of 15 sonnets in a highly formalized style that makes readers reflect on the events while also calling attention to the events. This book would be useful in an American History course. A teacher can draw parallels between the way Emmett Till was mistreated and other forms of mistreatment that continue currently.

Pearson, Susan. Grimericks.

Grimericks is filled with ghoulish, gothic limericks about ghosts, skeletons, banshees, and the like. The poems are clever with an emphasis on the macabre.…… [Read More]

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Exploring the Relationship of Identity to Diversity Beliefs and Values

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Cook/Identity/Page Number

Of "Identity" to Diversity


Tyler Cook

Self-reflect on how your family affected your beliefs and values. Describe at least two specific examples from your memory. Also include reflections on how your family shaped your views, and how that affects your feelings about diversity-related issues.

Self-Reflections on Childhood, Family, and Family Attitudes about Diversity

In self-reflecting on how my family affected my present beliefs and values, and my current attitudes about diversity, my main recollections are of being from a relatively well-off family, but of also of being surrounded as a child by other families that were less well-off, and sometimes of diverse ethnic backgrounds. I am a Caucasian male, and was raised in a series of small Midwestern areas where there were many families with lower-than- average incomes, although my own family was fortunate enough to not be one of them. Still, I feel that based on that background, I know something about life on both ends of the social spectrum; that is, what it is like to live like a poorer person (having spent much time in my childhood friends' homes) and also what it is like to live as a wealthier one; that is, in…… [Read More]

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Business Plan This Business Plan

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The office and administrative expenses would remain constant even to that point, as would the insurance expense.

Exhibit B: Cash Flow Statement, Year Two

At this point, the business is earning a healthy return and Mr. Ahn is receiving will be able to bring in a reasonable salary. The nature of the business may well change at this point. At the maximum revenue of $144,000 per year the pretax profit would be $63,600. As a result, it is likely that a clinic will be formed with other practitioners in order to minimize expenses and increase profitability.

We did not include taxes in our cash flow examples because the company is going to be set up as a sole proprietorship. This means that the income from the company will be rolled into the income for Mr. Ahn, as well as his liabilities. Mr. Ahn's personal expenses are therefore not included in the model, which is intended to solely illustrate the finances specifically relating to the clinic itself.

Exhibit C: Balance Sheet






The balance sheet reflects the $10,000 startup cost plus the loss in year one. The profit in year two is then accounted for. It is…… [Read More]

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Mississippi Valley State University Msuv

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This also include resolving minor and major conflicts, issues and problems. This phase also include the management and constant supervision during the event, prize distribution and speech.

I realized that this is not only a tiring job but it also required me to be active all the time. I was sheer hard work. While evaluating what I did I came across the fact that I need to be more active and up to mark. Secondly I need to improve my communication skills. Thirdly and most importantly I need to learn multi-tasking and improve my managerial skillsas these were the greatest requirements for the success of an event. By success I mean giving the hundred percent to sponsors, participants, audiences and staff!!

I also realized that day-to-day matters, record keeping, conflict resolution and other normal activities (including scheduling and planning of coaching sessions, availability of practice ground, etc.) also are an interesting part of the sports manager's life. They keep you active, alive and on the toes every day and kill spare time. Sometimes, these matters use to irritate me a lot, especially when I had other work to do, but ultimately I understand that these need to be managed with…… [Read More]


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Attaining Higher Education From a Decent College

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Attaining higher education from a decent college has always been my dream, even when I was living in Puerto Rico. But after moving to the U.S. four years ago, I realized that joining a decent college was not enough. For student like myself with a different ethnic background, it was important to get admission in a college that was ethnically and culturally very rich and vibrant. This was because I realized that only such a college could understand the needs and dreams of immigrants and could provide them with college environment where they felt safe and comfortable. XXX University, by all means, is one such place and therefore it is my utmost desire to become a part of it. By joining this college, I know I would be making a useful contribution to its culture, which is a beautiful amalgam of different ethnicities.

I was 14 when my family decided to move to the U.S. And three years later I feel they took the right decision. Not that I did not like Puerto Rico, I loved the place and for many months after moving to the U.S., I would miss my old friends and my country terribly. But gradually I…… [Read More]

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Media Consumption

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In a one day diary of media consumption, it becomes evident that many of my interactions with the world are via media. I receive most of my information through media forms as well. Even when relaxing, media is something that drives the process. There is also a lot of passive consumption of media in my daily life. My media consumption will be analyzed through the lens of different media theories.


Turow argues that media and advertisers have become exceptionally adept since the 1970s at understanding audiences, their consumption patterns, and how to exploit these. For our part as audience, we have much less understanding of our own consumption patterns. This exercise was the first time that I had really given thought to my daily media exposure, only to realize that my use of media is constant, throughout the day, and sometimes very passive. I used media forms as intermediary between myself and my friends, but also between myself and the world.

The journal was particularly insightful with respect to the passive media consumption. For example when I listened to the public radio, I had no idea what I was going to be exposed to, so I learned a…… [Read More]


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Access and Quality Which Nuclear

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2) (

1. Anterior Temporal Lobectomy

2. ADULT T-Cell Leukemia

3) Worldbook online

Available through Missoula Public library (if you have a library card)

or WorldBook (print edition, at your local library)

4) One other encyclopedia

Computer science and logic

Active Template Library, from Microsoft

ATLAS Transformation Language, a QVT model transformation language for Model Driven Engineering

Alternating-time Temporal Logic, a branching-time temporal logic that naturally describes computations of multi-agent system and multiplayer games


Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA airport code: ATL)

Attleborough railway station, its National Rail code


ATL (film), a 2006 film set in the city of Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Above the line (advertising), an advertising strategy

Across the Line (BBC Radio Ulster), a BBC Northern Ireland music brand

ATL (band), an R&B boy band

Above the Law (group), a Los Angeles-based rap group

All Time Low, a pop-punk band from Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland

Among the Living, an album by Anthrax (band)

A Thousand Leaves, an album by Sonic Youth


Advanced tactical laser, a U.S. military program to mount a high energy laser weapon on an aircraft for use against ground targets

Americans for Technology Leadership, an organization that advocates…… [Read More]


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