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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 eview, 2013). The length of time that the firm is in business is the only potentially negative factor reported by the…… [Read More]

References

Annual Report. (2013). Sport2Sport Limited Liability Company Annual Report. DEPARTMNET of the SECRETARY of STATE, North Carolina NC. Retrieved from: [http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/soskb.web.mvc/search/Filings/9433134]

BBB Business Review. (2013). Better Business Bureau: Business Review Sport2Sport LLC. Retrieved from: [ http://www.bbb.org/raleigh-durham/business-reviews/sports-and-recreation/sport2sport-in-cary-nc-90205195 ]

CNN Money. (2012). Best Places to Live. Retrieved from: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/best-places/2012/snapshots/PL3710740.html

Facebook.com/CarySport2Sport. ( n.d). Sport2Sport. Retrieved from: [https://www.facebook.com/CarySport2Sport]
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Motivation Is What Matters My

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This has been most apparent through my work to obtain my education certification. In conjunction with this certification, I had the opportunity to work with a middle school aged student in a one-on-one tutoring situation. I brought different materials, and worked with the student once a week in preparation for a state examination. Not only was I able to help the student improve academically at the end of the lessons, but also I impacted him on a personal level. The eighth grader did not spend all of our time together speaking about academics, but also brought personal problems to me for assessment. He said that he struggled with being organized, and also confessed to being bullied. I advised the student to stop procrastinating and confront the bully verbally without anger. The student reported academic success, in addition to noting that the bully had stopped interfering with his studies. This experience…… [Read More]

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Goals for Graduate Study and

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I was then able to provide him with some academic advisement by suggesting ways that he could become better organized and not procrastinate with his work.

A also listened to his problems and suggested ways that he could deal with them more easily. I suggested to him that he practice confidence and speak to the bully verbally, but that he should never use any anger toward that person. At our next meeting he informed me that he did try it and the boy had stopped bullying him. I also had the opportunity to help solve problems for other conflicts. For example, I coached a volleyball team of high school girls for three years. There came a time when I had to be a mediator, and this was really what gave me the idea to become a counselor due to the way I coached and counseled my players. It brought a…… [Read More]

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Sex Appeal to Market our Athletes

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They ae thee to play and not to show off thei bodies.

Female athletes with lage body size will find discomfots in the tightly fitted unifoms. This then pesents poblem to safety. The female athletes who will not be at ease to the equied unifom could not focus on the game she is playing. She will, fom time to time, ty to eaange, pull o push some pats o the gament whee she thinks she needs to be coveed. With such attention that will be given to the gament, how can it be assued that the athlete will be safe in pefoming on he spoting event?

Lastly, female athletes who have lage body size will not be motivated to join any spoting activities anymoe because of the fea fo negative judgments fom the cowd and the media. The spots aena is becoming moe of an aea fo the body image…… [Read More]

references of college women basketball players. Master's Thesis

Ford, S., & Feather, B. (May, 1993). Women's basketball uniform analysis. Final report presented to Russell Athletic Corporation.

Gitlin Cara. (November 2000). "Male gawkers have all the fun." The John Hopkins News Letter.

Girls Skip Meals to be like Skinny Models." news.bbc.co.uk. 04 Feb. 2003. BBC Newsround. 8 Aug. 2005.  http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/uk/newsid_2726000/2726279.stm 

Hellmich, Nanci..usatoday.com. "Do thin models warp girls' body image?" 26 September 2006. USA Today. 30 Nov. 2006.  http://www.usatoday.com /news/health/2006-09-25-thin-models_x.htm
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Integrative Learning in Academic Environments

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Hip rotation, base stability, and the efficient transfer of weight are the primary determinants of ball velocity, not arm strength.

Cheerleading

That soft-tissue injuries should be immediately treated with ice, elevated, and compressed. The sooner first-aid is applied, the less the injury will swell and the less recovery time will be necessary, everything else being equal. Heat therapy in any form and anti-inflammatory drugs containing aspirin should be avoided for at least 48 hours because they increase bleeding and the corresponding swelling.

Community Service

That there are more members of my communities in need than I was aware and that I may take certain advantages in my life for granted because so many people do not have them.

Multicultural Club

That certain behaviors and attitudes that I previously associated with my culture are actually quite common to other cultures. They reflect the way cultural identity manifests itself in general rather…… [Read More]

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Personal Statement -- Advanced Generalist

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Insomuch, I have worked closely with customers on a myriad of issues to ensure their needs were met. Such concern for my constituents has transcended to an elevated level of service for individuals in the healthcare field.

Additional Information for Consideration

Although I may not be a traditional candidate, I have always worked hard to attain my goals. egardless if goals seemed to be unreachable, I have always persevered in the most trying of conditions. Pierce (2003) defines nursing quite well, "Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, the prevention of illness and injury, and the alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response and advocacy in the care of individuals families, communities, and populations. Moreover, nursing addresses the organizational, social, economic, legal, and political factors within the healthcare system and society. These and other factors affect the cost, access, and quality of…… [Read More]

References

Cafazzo, D. (n.d). Nurses will be charting own futures. The News Tribune, D.1.

Hensick, J. (1996). Guest editorial. Our contract with America: Nursing's social policy statement. Michigan Nurse, 69(5), 3.

Kagan, S.H. (2004). The advanced practice nurse in an aging society. Nurse Practitioner,

12-16.
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Scientific Medical Translation Personal Statement

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" here, I worked part-time as a translator and interpreter. It was indeed a magnificent experience to work with members of this demanding theatrical profession. Every day was a constant surprise and a constant challenge to my linguistic abilities. I had to put works of great emotion, the off-stage as well as the on-stage monologues, of these fine actors into comprehensible form, structure, and prose for the delight and edification of others and for audiences of all ages.

his constant, daily, living act of translation also highlighted for me the delicate balance between subjectivity and objectivity in the art of translating another's words and thoughts into another language and cultural system of ideas. Beyond decoding the meaning of the source text or voice, and recoding it into the language and meaning of another text and voice, I learned that in the immediacy of life there is always an element between…… [Read More]

This is even more important for someone in a specific field, as in medical and scientific translation, as often words have a different meaning in the technical lexicon of the profession or a discipline then they do in more colloquial usage. For much as I enjoyed my tenure with the theatrical company, for me, even more gratifying than making the arts understandable is the ability to make the often difficult and frightening world of medicine and science comprehensible. To see my knowledge of a language bring comprehension, the understanding of the 'yes, I see,' or the 'a-ha' in the eyes of another is as satisfying as landing a well-spiked volleyball over the net, another of my favorite leisure time pursuits, or of hearing applause while standing on the stage.

My knowledge of technical subjects and fluency in the language of scientific technology has been honed through my computer knowledge and my proficiency in technical languages. I am fluent in Windows98, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. Microsoft Applications such as Word, Excel, Access, Explorer, FrontPage, PowerPoint, Publisher, Photoshop, and I have a good knowledge of HTML programming and the languages involved in web design.

Translation, regardless of the language and the lexicon -- scientific, computer, medical, or artistic -- is about the conveyance of meaning as perfectly as possible into a language and a manner understandable to another person's language and lexicon. To be a translator is to be the human facilitator in the process of creating meaning and bridges between cultures. It is a skill I have performed in the past, and one that I hope to further sharpen and perfect, in school and in my professional life.
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Achieving Your Goals the Alarm Is Set

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Achieving Your Goals

The alarm is set for 7 AM, but my little girl woke me up early today to remind me of the exam. I jump out of bed without a hint of grogginess and head downstairs to put on the coffee and help my daughter get ready for school. All the while I smile to myself and try to calm my nerves. Opening the kitchen window, I take a deep breath of the fresh spring air. I have visualized this moment for years, during which I studied diligently for my radiology certificate. Although I love teaching at public school I finally made a decision last year to fulfill the other half of my dream. Drawn to the health professions as well as to education, I know that I can balance my two careers without stressing out. I managed to secure a part-time job teaching at a private school…… [Read More]

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Increasing Sport Injuries

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Sports Injuries

Competitive sports participation opportunities for children continue to grow. Nowadays, children begin their regular sport participation between the ages of 4 to 8 years. Most children enjoy sports and show great enthusiasm for participation. However, the situation changes when young athletes get involved in the elite-level championships organized and directed by adults. Children's play becomes transformed from informal playground games to highly organized sporting events that mirror adult professional sports.

The effects of such intensive training and participation in elite-level competition on young athletes have been investigated. However, most of the research has been devoted to athletes above 10 years of age who are involved in individual sports. Little has been done to explore the impact of the elite-level competition on children under 10 years old participating in team sports.

Indeed, the idea that organized, supervised athletic competition benefits pre-pubertal children is very controversial. However, since more and…… [Read More]

Works Cited

AAP. "Organized Athletics for Preadolescent Children." Pediatrics 84, 1989:583-4.

Ad Hoc Committee on Sports and Children of the FIMS Education Commission. Sports and children. Position stand of the International Federation of Sports Medicine and World Health Organization on "Organized Sport for Children." Olympic Coach, Summer 1997: 6-8.

Backx, F. "Injuries in persons and high-risk sports; a longitudinal study of 1,818 school

Children." The American Journal of Sports Medicine 19, 1991:124-30.
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Motivation in Sport

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Motivation in Sport

Take a look at the animal world and you will find the proof that game is an inherent feature of the virtually evaluated species. This has an important part in literacy and evolution. We witness many a mock fights between kittens and pups so as to enhance their stamina, speed, tolerance and will. Through such hatred free games, they rub their hands for survival and satisfy their urge for challenge and ecstasy. The human species is not just a species of animals based on reason. There is an unquenchable thirst in the humans for wisdom, truth and joy. These spiritual features are the ones which differentiate human beings from animals. In the proceeding development of human civilization, sports and games have had a part in revealing the human ability.

At each and every phase of the evolutionary process, sport has had an important part in giving a…… [Read More]

References

Anshel, M.H. (1997). Sport Psychology: from Theory to Practice. (Third Edition). Scottsdale, Arizona: Gorsuch Scarisbrick

Bakker, F.C., De Koning, J.J., Van Ingen Schenau, G.J., & Gert, D.G. (1993).

Motivation of young elite speed skaters. International Journal of Sports Psychology, 24, 432-

Bandura, A. (1977). Self-efficacy: Toward a unifying theory of behavioral change. Psychological Review, 84, 191-215.
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Modeling and Mental Practice

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Modeling and Mental Practice

There has been much research regarding modeling (also called observational learning) and mental practice, also -- and perhaps more commonly -- known as imagery. Mental practice is also known as mental rehearsal and visuo-motor rehearsal, although these terms are much less commonly used in the literature assessed here. The current research question is:

Does modeling, when combined with mental practice and physical practice, have a grater effect than the combination of mental practice and physical practice on the learning of a novel motor skill?

The literature accessed tends not to make much distinction between modeling and mental practice, and it tends also not to assess the addition of these factor as an intensifier per se of the physical learning of a motor skill, or at least, does not quantify the impact precisely. However, previous research into motor skills vis-a-vis modeling and mental practice does point the…… [Read More]

References

Glisky, M.L., Williams, J.M., & Kihlstrom, J.F. (1996). Internal and external mental imagery perspectives and performance on two tasks. Journal of Sport Behavior, 19(1), 3+. Retrieved November 14, 2005, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o& d=5002278837

Jax, S.A., Rosenbaum, D.A., Vaughan, J., & Meulenbroek, R.G. (2003). Computational motor control and human factors: Modeling movements in real and possible environments. Human Factors, 45(1), 5+. Retrieved November 14, 2005, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o& d=5001969534

Lohr, B.A., & Scogin, F. (1998). Effects of self-administered visuo-motor behavioral rehearsal on sport performance of collegiate athletes. Journal of Sport Behavior, 21(2), 206+. Retrieved November 14, 2005, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o& d=5002289459

Onestak, D.M. (1997). The effect of visuo-motor behavior rehearsal (VMBR) and videotaped modeling on the free-throw performance of intercollegiate athletes. Journal of Sport Behavior, 20(2), 185+. Retrieved November 14, 2005, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o& d=5002239520
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Cast Away A Film of Great Humanity

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Cast Away: A Portrait of the Human Condition under Extreme Stress

Human beings under extreme amounts of stress will engage in some of the most fascinating behavior, though behavior that exudes a certain commonality emerging within the human condition. Scholars of human behavior manifesting within extreme circumstances have looked at survivors of the Holocaust, refugees, war prisoners and others in comparable situations and examined how common patterns of behavior will emerge when a human being is under extreme stress. This paper will discuss some of the major themes of the human experience as demonstrated in the film Cast Away by Robert Zemeckis (2000).

Synopsis

The film Cast Away revolves around a work-obsessed executive at FedEx named Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) whose plane crashes over the Pacific Ocean when he is on his way to Malaysia for work (Zemeckis & Zemeckis, 2000). Noland ends up being the only person who lives…… [Read More]

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Leadership Issues in Leadership -

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A parks recreational leader can encourage visitors through a brochure or other handout to talk with their doctors about their health and wellness. On the other hand, park recreational leaders can also talk with healthcare providers and team up. By doing this, recreational parks may provide some tests for visitors, like blood pressure checks or physical fitness and body mass index checks that offer visitors or those staying at the recreational facility an opportunity to find out whether they are in shape, and if not, what they can do about it.

Park leaders can also organize events like marathon races or shorter races like a 3k race for children and adults with various small prizes or tokens like a ribbon for the leader. They can encourage visitors to fill out forms or surveys where they would have an opportunity to write down what types of physical fitness activities they would…… [Read More]

References

Allen, L. (2005 Mar) Becoming good sports: professionals need to exercise their power by helping community youth develop through parks and recreation. Parks & Recreation Online, Available: BNet Research Center, March: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1145/is_3_40/ai_n13787656

Parks & Recreation
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Business Ethics and Human Resource

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Organizational performance depends upon employee performance and understand that employees perform better when they are proud of the companies they represent (Shermach, 2006). "

Human resource management departments must continue to recognize the importance of conducting business in the most ethical foundation possible. It is what builds company loyalty and it allows employees to trust their human resource management members when things occur and layoffs or other consolidation possibilities become reality. If human resource management team members have consistently maintained high ethical standards in all they say and do the employees will trust them to make the best decisions possible, and to be honest about what the future holds. Without the ethical standard and reputation the company morale can reach an all time low which in turn drives down production and produces a significant drop in the bottom line.

Conclusion

The basics of business ethics is really the basis for…… [Read More]

References

Shermach, Kelly (2006) Businesses' community focus benefits employees, bottom line.

Employee Benefit News

Sullivan, John (2006) HR goes MIA at HP; the inaction, or mis-action, by HR during and after a corporate scandal can have a greater financial impact than the scandal itself.(human resource management at Hewlett-Packard Co.)(Missing in Action)(Column) Workforce Management
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Establishing ASEAN Defence Interaction Programmes the Association

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Establishing ASEAN Defence Interaction Programmes

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Charter was formally adopted by the leaders of the ten Member States on 20 November 2007. Although the general original idea of an ASEAN Charter was proposed by Malaysia in 2004, it was not until 2005 that the decision to formulate the Charter was formally adopted at the Eleventh ASEAN Summit. In order to successfully transform the ASEAN Member States into an ASEAN Community, though, a number of structural changes are needed in its institutional framework.

More specifically, the idea to propose the establishment of various Defence Interaction Programmes by the (ASEAN) ten Member States is based on the recognition that that most ASEAN Member States already have their own interaction programmes undertaken at bilateral level. Having noted that ASEAN Member States have established their own interaction programmes at bilateral level, it is therefore necessary to elevate these…… [Read More]

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Resocialization Total Institution

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esocialization is a process in which the identity and personality of the individual is radically changed by placing that individual in an environment or institution, which is controlled and monitored strictly. Total institutions are such institutions that utilize resocialization process in order to bring significant changes in the personality of individuals living there. The goal of these institutions is to eradicate personal identity of the individual and then, create a new identity through reward and punishment system.

esocialization and Total Institutions

Introduction

esocialization is a process in which the identity and personality of the individual is radically changed by placing that individual in an environment or institution, which is controlled and monitored strictly. Total institutions are such institutions that utilize resocialization process in order to bring significant changes in the personality of individuals living…… [Read More]

References

John J. Macionis and Linda M. Gerber (2011).Sociology Seventh Canadian Edition. Pearson Education, Inc.

Llewellyn, Jennifer J. (2002). "Dealing with the Legacy of Native Residential School Abuse in Canada: Litigation, ADR, and Restorative Justice."University of Toronto Law Journal. 52.3 (2002): 253-300. Print.

Patrick Donnelly. (2013). Scapegoating the Indian Residential Schools. Ottawa Cover Story.
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Role of Sports and Women

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Sports and Sexual Stereotypes

L. Jones

Anger and the WNA

Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily this is not difficult.

Charlotte Whitton

P.E. -- to me there was nothing closer to my seventh-grade conception of hell than that infernal class. There, wearing the requisite blue short-shorts and pulled up tube socks, facing forty-five long minutes of humiliating (to my adolescent sensibilities) sweat-inducing activities, I learned it would be better to be a lousy jump-roper, dodge-ball player, or atrocious relay racer, than to actually attempt excellence at these endeavors.

Even at such a young age, I already knew that it simply "isn't attractive," to exert oneself physically in front of the opposite sex, unless, that is, the exertion does not detract from culturally-accepted ideals of beauty -- after all, cheerleaders, gymnasts, and figure skaters could be pretty (perhaps because…… [Read More]

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Cahn, S.K. (1993). From the 'Muscle Moll' to the 'Butch' Ballplayer: Mannishness, and homophobia in U.S. Women's Sports. Feminist Studies. 19, (343-368).

Martin, Chris. (2000). Arizona Daily Wildcat. "WNBA, what a joke!" Web site: http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/papers/94/6/02_7_m.html.

Schlussel, Debbie. The Jewish World Reviewjewishworldreview.com taken at http://www.dadi.org/ds_wnba.htm.

Steinem, Gloria. The Revolution Within. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1992)
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What Will Life Be Like Without Full Use of a Leg

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Empathy in Nursing

three personal concerns as to how the injury will affect your life: a) I have just begun what I hoped would be the perfect career for me, nursing. I am not sure I can even finish my education now; b) if I do get through my nursing training, I have fears that my ability to serve as a nurse will be limited; and c) I am an active recreationalist and love to play volleyball and soccer, but now those activities may be out of the question. ONE: physical issues: all my life I've been in perfect health now the thought of being on crutches depresses me; will I have to take pain medication to get through the day? ONE: emotional issues: I don't want pity, but some will see my disability and may pity me; knowing I am no longer the same person I was will hinder…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario. (2006). Establishing Therapeutic Relationships.

Retrieved February 7, 2016, from http://www.rano.ca.

Rieger, P. T. (2003). Role of the Oncology Nurse. National Institutes of Health / National

Library of Medicine / NCBI Bookshelf. Retrieved February 7, 2016, from http://www.ncbi.nlm.hih.gov.
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Criminal Law Cases Examinations

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People v. Goetz (1986)

1. Give an overview of the case.
The controversial People v. Goetz (1986) involves the Defendant, Bernhard Goetz (Defendant) who shot and injured four young black men on a subway train in the Bronx. Four black youths, Troy Canty, Darryl Cabey, James Ramseur and Barry Allen were riding the subway train; two of the youths had screwdrivers hidden on their person, later admitting the intention of using these screwdrivers to unscrew the coin boxes attached to arcade games. The defendant was also riding the train and had an unlicensed .38 caliber pistol, a gun he had procured in 1981. Canty approached Goetz with possibly one of the other young men beside him, and said, “Give me five dollars”: there was no use of force nor was their a display of a weapon. The Defendant answered by standing and releasing four shots from his unlicensed gun, the…… [Read More]

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Aaker 1991 P13 it Is

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It is argued that teacher are exposed to role conflict, role ambiguity, lack of autonomy, social isolation and lack of self-fulfillment resulting from the special position in the schools bureaucratic system. Coupled with this is the general tendency for the teaching profession to be the least rewarded in the hierarchy of jobs.

The physical education teacher and burnout intersect at two different but related points. Firstly the notion that the teacher's reward is in heaven as some writers argue positions the teaching job as sacrificial for which adequate compensation is not given. The situation among physical education teacher has been exhausted in a lot of research because of specific peculiarities. Parsons (1968) has already discovered that the physical education teacher and the teaching profession's professionalism are highly questionable under the functional theory. Parsons who is the originator of this theory has been one of the forthright analysts of teachers and…… [Read More]

References

Akers RL. (1985) Adolescent marijuana use: A test of three theories of deviant behavior. Deviant Behavior, 6(4):323-346

Akers RL. (1989) Social learning theory and alcohol behavior among the elderly. Sociological Quarterly, 30(4):625-638

Akers RL. (1996) A longitudinal test of social learning theory: Adolescent smoking. Journal of Drug Issues, 26(2):317-343

Akers RL, Krohn MD, Lanza-Kaduce Lonn, and Rodosevich M. (1979) Social learning and deviant behavior: A specific test of a general theory. American Sociological Review, 44:636-655.
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Lawrence Sports Working Capital Alternatives

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To counter this dependence, Lawrence Sports should create a three to six-month grace period before the price changes go into effect and increase marketing efforts to other retailers during this period. This will give the Lawrence Sports advance notice of any problems that might arise in implementing this plan as well as reducing its exposure to the Mayo Stores retail outlets, allowing for greater latitude in capital management.

In order to determine whether the new working capital management plan is working for the company, certain performance measures will be put into place. A dedicated individual in the accounts receivable department can track the changes in revenue that are created by the plan will be able to determine how the incoming cash flow compares to that which existed prior to the implementation of the working capital management plan, forming an effective means of measuring the success of this plan (Gass 2005).…… [Read More]

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Bush, S. (2010). "Working capital loans and Plan-B contingencies." Accessed 21 October 2010. http://ezinearticles.com/?Working-Capital-Loans-and-Plan-B-Contingency-Financing&id=1373160

Emery, D., Finnerty, J., & Stowe, J. (2007). Corporate Financial Management (3rd ed.). New Jersey: Pearson-Prentice Hall.

Gass, D. (2005). "How to improve working capital management." Accessed 21 October 2010. http://www.articlesbase.com/management-articles/how-to-improve-working-capital-management-50163.htmlhttp://www.articlesbase.com/management-articles/how-to-improve-working-capital-management-50163.html

University of Phoenix. (2009). Scenario: Lawrence Sports Simulation. Accessed 21 October 2010. https://ecampus.phoenix.edu/classroom/ic/classroom.aspx
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Ethics Policy Giany Plc Was

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This could materialize in the following:

1. The values of honesty, integrity and respect guide every organizational decision and act. Only through honesty, integrity and respect will the organization be able to satisfy its customers, retain them and as such accomplish its overall objectives.

2. Transparency. The organization should promote transparency in the decision making process of the managerial team in order to increase the trust the staff members have in the organizational apparatus. If transparency lacks, the staff members will register reduced levels of trust and will as such register decreased efforts and performances.

3. Customer benefit. Giany Plc. activates for the well being of the organizational customers, and the company strives to improve the quality of human life by reintroducing the individuals to sports and exercise. In all its endeavors, the company has to have the benefit of the customers at heart.

4. Customer safety. The practicing of…… [Read More]

References:

Tatum, M., What is an ethics policy, Wise Geek,  http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-an-ethics-policy.htm  last accessed on August 9, 2010

IAC code of ethics, International Association of Coaching, http://www.certifiedcoach.org/ethics.html last accessed on August 9, 2010
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Kinesthetic Intelligence -- and Kinesthetic

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Are more encouraged by praise that is delivered physically rather than verbally -- such as by a handshake or a pat on the back rather than by a verbal "good job."

Kinesthetic learners also tend to absorb information when given a great deal of tactile stimulation. I will explore this in greater detail below.

Kinesthetic learners are generally better at expressing themselves in concrete ways. This includes expressing emotions. When kinesthetic learners interact with people who are primarily visual learners there may be significant gaps between the two in how emotions are expressed and understood. For example a kinesthetic learner might offer to change the spark plugs in her boyfriend's car while he (a visual learner) might well prefer to have gotten a card with a romantic poem in it from her.

It should be easy to see from this brief overview of the traits of a kinesthetic learner why…… [Read More]

Sternberg, R.J. (1996). Successful intelligence. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Trudeau, F. & Shephard, R. (2008) Physical education, school physical activity, school sports and academic performance. International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity 5: 10.

Vyse, Stuart (2005). Where do fads come from? In Jacobson, Foxx & Mulick. Controversial therapies for developmental disabilities. NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum Associates.
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Cast Away 2000 A Modern

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' Either way, things can never be as they 'once were.' Chuck is filled with a great sense of loss, as he feels as if he has lost Kelly twice in his life, which is almost too much to bear. The worst struggle, emotionally, for Chuck is that he knows that he could actually be a better husband to Kelly now, after the crash, than he could have been before he was stranded. Before he nearly lost his life and spent so many years alone, he took human relationships for granted. He was always focused on the next task the next thing he had to do for his job. Now Chuck realizes that the most important things in life are not things, but people. He also has a new-found appreciation for the natural world that sustained him for four years, alone on the island.

Chuck, uncertain as to what do,…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Cast away. Starring Tom Hanks. 2000.
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Boost for Women's Athletics but

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Secondly, the report alluded to by CSC asserts that in "gender symmetric" sports there are "far more scholarships available for women (32,656) than for men (20,206)." The third bullet point in the CSC press release points out that men's volleyball is the "by far the most difficult" scholarship at the Division I level; there are reportedly 489 high school athletes for every full ride NCAA scholarship.

The "underlying" data that CSC used to put together their press release comes from two NCAA reports: "1981-82-2006-07 NCAA Sports Sponsorship and Participation Rate Report" and "2006-07 NCAA Division I Manual." Also factored into the report is data from the national Federation of State High School Associations. And so what is the College Sports Council calling on the federal government -- and the Department of Education (DOE) -- to do? The press release says that "women are accorded far more opportunities to compete and…… [Read More]

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Part Test." Journal of Gender, Social Policy & The Law, 12(3), 453-473. (2004).
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Management Practice Point and Click

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Nearly everything the company does…is aimed at reducing the cost and expanding the scope of Internet use" (Carr 2008, p.2). Because of its business model, Google thrives on innovation, so it can encourage its employees to take more risks in their work and act more independently: "Google faces far less risk in product development than the usual business does. It routinely introduces half-finished products & #8230;even if the offerings fail to win a big share of the market they will still tend to produce attractive returns by generating advertising revenue and producing valuable data on customer behavior. For most companies, a failed launch of a new product is very costly. For Google, in general, it's not. Failure is cheap" (Carr 2008, p.2).

This stress on innovation and its ability to minimize financial damage from failure because of its advertisement-driven model allows one of the most substantial advantages of taking a…… [Read More]

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Retrieved April 7, 2009 at http://www.strategy-business.com/press/enewsarticle/enews013108

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The New York Times. Retrieved April 7, 2009 at htp://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/10/technology/10google.html?scp=10&sq=google working&st=cse
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Marketing Plan Benetton Is a

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Marketing strategy

Overall Marketing Strategy

The group's marketing strategy is focused on raising awareness on social issues concerning today's society and taking a stance of the real world, rather than encourage costumers to buy its products.

Competition

Considering the large product diversification characterizing Benetton's portfolio, it is very difficult to define the manufacturer's main competitors, as it's difficult to define it's industry. Thus, according to Hoovers.com (Accessed January 2009), the company's top 3 competitors are: Inditex, GAP and H&M. Inditex is a Spanish based, clothing group, which is considered to be Benetton's main competitor as it designs and retails its own products. It is also a global company managing over 3,690 stores in 68 countries. GAP is an American-based company with 4,250 stores worldwide. Unlike the Italian company, GAP doesn't manufacture its products, being responsible only for the retailing part. H&M is a Swedish-based company with over 1,500 stores in…… [Read More]

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Deliberate Play Being a Coach

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The Sports Imagery Questionnaire provides feedback to the researcher, coach, parents and players on how the player views what he or she is learning and the perceived purpose and benefits of imagery training. The findings from one recent study showed that "Elite and intermediate athletes used imagery more frequently and deliberately and perceived imagery to be more relevant and requiring more concentration than recreational athletes" (Nordin, Cumming, Vincent, McGrory, 2005, p. 346). If these findings are correct, and there is no reason to doubt that they are not, then the way to enhance top level performance in sporting activities is to have the players practice the art of imagery.

It is not surprising that athletes are now incorporating imagery into their training regimes. Advertisers have known for some time the effectiveness of imagery on consumer's spending habits. Many radio advertisements are created with the thought that the consumer must 'see'…… [Read More]

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6th Grade Report - Argentina

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The population of Argentina is more than 40 million people and more than 13 million of them live in Buenos Aires. The official monetary currency is the Spanish Peso. Argentina exports a lot of frits, vegetables, soy, vegetable oils, wheat and oats. The cattle industry, industrial chemical production and mining are also important industries. Tourism also plays an important part in the economy of the country.

Education, Foods, ecreation and Famous Citizens:

The literacy rate in Argentina is approximately 96%. Education is mandatory between the ages of 5 and 17 and both public schools and public universities are free because they are paid for by taxes. The food is a combination of many European cuisines, such as German, Spanish, and Italian, and one of the most popular local foods is a stuffed pastry called empanadas. The national sport is called pato, which is played on horseback, but soccer, rugby, basketball,…… [Read More]

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Lieutenant Jimmy Cross the Things

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In a discussion about life and death, other soldiers talk about the lieutenant's sensibility and wonder whether there was something wrong with them for not feeling as bad as Cross felt.

The young lieutenant blames himself for Lavender's death as he realizes that his love for Martha had prevented him from properly guiding and protecting his men. When the dark falls upon the Alpha Company, Cross digs a foxhole and stands at its bottom weeping. "In part he was grieving for Ted Lavender, but mostly it was for Martha, and for himself, because she belonged to another world [...] and because he realized she did not love him and never would." (O'rien)

The morning following Ted's death, Lieutenant Cross throws Martha's photographs and letters in the foxhole and sets them on fire. This moment represents the character's change in feelings and behavior. Now that he realizes the seriousness of war…… [Read More]

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Theoretic Background Ansoff Matrix SWOT

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3. Limitation of individual model - synergies obtained by combining strategic analyses models

All analysis models presented in the previous chapter represent useful but not exhaustive methods of deciding the future of a company or its products.

As there is no perfect model, the joint usage of them might bring most value to the company.

Ansoff analysis generally assumes that diversification will bring higher returns when higher levels of risks are undertaken (diversifying the market and/or the product), should not be practically used by itself, as it does not say anything about a company's capacity of venturing in new markets or sustaining the development of new products, as it also does not say anything about the acceptance of the new product on the existent market and/or of the existent products on new markets.

Therefore, other analysis that will take into consideration both internal and external variables of a company (like…… [Read More]

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Illegal Immigration the Issue of

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Expecting the American voters to decide what is the best way to handle the situation under such circumstances is obviously unreasonable. Advocates on both side of the issue predict dramatic change if the illegal immigration situation would suddenly change. Opponents claim that curtailing illegal immigration would result in a rise in wages for other America workers. Proponents claim that the loss of illegal immigrants would stall the United States economy. Unfortunately, the answer is far more complex and involves more than just examining the issue from a dollar and cents viewpoint. The issue must be examined through the eyes of public policy. It must be studied by deciding what is fair and what is best for everyone concerned. Hopefully this approach will be adopted soon and a reasonable solution will be found.

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Anderson, . (2006). The Immigration Debate: Its Impact on Workers, Wages and Employers. Knowledge @ Wharton, 4.…… [Read More]

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Early Childhood Educational Center Program's

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Orientation will be held in a similar way, with parents exposed to Hahn's philosophy and rationale of the school curriculum, introduced to each of the teachers and invited to participate in joining in the various activities. Monthly reports will summarize the monthly events. Yearly reports will summarize the institution's annual achievement.

Description of assessment process used to document children's progress.

The Work Sampling System will be used which is a comprehensive assessment system for children in preschool though third grade. This consists of:

1. A modified Developmental checklist, arranged by 4 of the customary 7 domains: social development, language, art and music, and physical development.

2. Portfolios of children's work collected three or more times and year

3. Summary reports, written by teachers three times a year based upon their observations and ongoing records (Valeska Hinton early childhood educational center, Peoria, Illinois).

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6 declines of modern youth; Kurt Hahn.…… [Read More]

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Human Resources Is Undergoing a

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Cultures that at one time had no impact upon business, such as India, China, Korea, and Vietnam are now deeply integrated into the international market place. The emergence of these nations has altered the business dynamics and caused dramatic changes that many developed nations have had difficulty understanding (Pfeiffer, 2007). The role of the human resource professional is to assist his company in adjusting to the changing demographics.

IV. Technological Factors

Advances in Technology

Technological advances have had a major impact on the field of human resources. Historically human resources has been a people oriented activity and it was believed by many H professionals that the use of technology compromised this orientation. The competitive nature of today's marketplace, however, has caused H professionals to re-examine this approach in order for human resource departments to benefit from the technical advances that have made information more quickly available or more easily stored.…… [Read More]

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Black, S.E. (2006). How to Compete: The Impact of Workplace Practices and Information Technology on Productivity. The Review of Economics and Statistics, 434-445.

Chernew, M. (2005). Increasing Health Insurance Costs and Decline in Insurance Coverage. Health Services Research, 1021-1039.

Henrickson, A.R. (2003). Human Resource Information Systems: Backbone Technology of Contemporary Human Resources. Journal of Labor Research, 382-394.

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Charge of the Holiday Party for Your

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charge of the holiday party for your organization or department. Your boss says, "Should we have a formal sit-down dinner with just the employees? Or should we have an informal picnic with families and dogs? Please send a comparison with your recommendation."

This essay compares and contrasts two different options for our annual corporate holiday party, a formal sit-down dinner exclusively for employees, and an informal picnic with families and dogs. I argue we should have a picnic, based on several key assertions.

Many employees get to see each other every day, and adding families into the mix will help workers get to know each other better. (Contrast based on family or not)

While many of our employees work together every day, we are a large firm with several departments, and not all employees know each other very well. A sit down dinner will allow them to interact outside the…… [Read More]

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Interscholastic Sports & Academics What Effect if

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Interscholastic Sports & Academics

hat effect if any do interscholastic sports have on a young person's academic achievements? A great deal of the literature indicates that playing interscholastic sports can help a student become more proficient and successful in his or her academic pursuits. This paper references studies that present the facts regarding the mainly positive effects that interscholastic sports can have on a middle school or high school student's success in the classroom.

An article in Kappa Delta PI Record (Lumpkin, et al., 2010, p. 124) references the National Federation of State High School Associations' (NFHS) data that shows "…more than 7,000,000 interscholastic athletes in the United States" are doing better academically than students that are not out for sports. Lumpkin refers to NFHS data that shows: a) those seven million students overall "have higher grade-point averages"; b) they also have "lower dropout rates, better daily attendance, and fewer…… [Read More]

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Din, Feng S. (2006). Sport Activities vs. Academic Achievement for Rural High School

Students. National Forum of Applied Educational Research Journal-Electronic, 19(3E),

1-10.

Lumpkin, Angela, and Stokowski, Sarah. (2011). Interscholastic Sports: A Character-Building
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American Indians Struggled Against the Oppression of

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American Indians struggled against the oppression of the White Man for nearly another seventy years but Chief Black Hawk's 1832 surrender speech epitomizes the frustration felt by the various tribes that once dominated the American landscape. From text of this speech, Kent State history professor, Phillip Weeks, drew the title for his book, Farewell, My Nation (Weeks, 2000). To his fellow Sac and Fox tribesmen, Chief Black Hawk stated, in part, "The white men do not scalp the head; but they do worse - they poison the heart....Farewell, my nation!"

Black Hawk's speech occurs fairly early in the process but it characterizes how the White Man broke the spirit of the American Indians as they continuously displaced the Indians from the land that they had occupied for thousands of years. In his book, Weeks chronicles how the United States government progressively enforced its policy of expansion while completely disregarding the…… [Read More]

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Weeks, P. (2000). Farewell, My Nation: The American Indian and the United States in the Nineteenth Century (2nd Edition). Wheeling, IL: Harlan Davidson.

Farewell, My Nation
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4P's Marketing Mix Nike Marketing Mix Nike

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4P's Marketing Mix

Nike Marketing mix

Nike as a company was initiated by two visionaries from Oregon, Bill Bowerman and a runner at that time for the University of Oregon Phil Knight. They were then working together in athletic with Knight being the runner supervised by Bill. Bill saw the endless possibilities that existed within people in terms of sports potential and it was with this that they set the tone for the company in 1972. This has remained the inspiration that runs the company to date and keeps the employees of the company from one generation to the other motivated to uphold the motto of the company (Nike, 2011). The company has grown from being a U.S. based footwear distributor to a mega world supplier of athletic shoes, equipment and apparel whose dominance is unrivalled in the entire globe.

The goal of the company is to have a legacy…… [Read More]

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Matthew Forney at.al., (2004). Marketing: How Nike Figured Out China. Retrieved November

23, 2011 from http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,995462,00.html

Marketing Mixx, (2011). Marketing Plan for Nike. Retrieved November 23, 2011 from  http://marketingmixx.com/marketing-plan-2/164-marketing-plan-of-nike.html
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Health Care Reform Has Been

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Despite of the receipt of federal funding to assist in the set-up of an insurance exchange program, the Minnesota legislature is not cooperating with the Governor Drayton's plans to design a program. Instead, in a classic example of partisan politics, the legislature is going forward with its own plans to design an exchange program. In doing so, the legislature is placing the State of Minnesota in a position of possibly losing the grant provided by the federal government. According to the grant provisions, the state must show it can operate an effective exchange program by the end of calendar year 2012 or the federal government under the terms of ACA will impose a one size fits all exchange on the state. Even the state's most conservative political groups oppose this happening and advocate that the state's executive and legislative branches cooperate in formulating an acceptable state exchange program.

The effect…… [Read More]

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Harrington, Scott E. "The Health Insurance Reform Debate." The Journal of Risk and Insurance (2010): 5-38.

Minnesota Department of Human Services. "General Assistance Medical Care." 11 September 2011. http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&Redirected=true&dDocName=id_006257. 7 April 2012.
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Ancient Ballgame

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Ancient Ballgame of Mesoamerica

There are many ancient art forms that are acknowledged today as culturally enriching. The dramatic plays of ancient Greece are revered as great artistic accomplishments. The development of writing and ship building by the Phoenicians is recognized as a ground breaking achievement that changed the course of society. Yet some cultures do not receive this kind of acknowledgment for their customs, inventions, and creations which have nonetheless steered the course of humanity to a great degree. While the Olympics of Greek ancestry have gained high acclaim worldwide for the impact they have had on athletics and culture, other ancient sporting traditions have been glossed over by mainstream history. Games and sports were an integral part of the cultures of Central America and Mexico, including Volador (high pole), patolli (dice), stilts, hunting, and jai alai. One instance of a seriously underrepresented athletic influence is the most important…… [Read More]

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Lithuania Worldview

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Lithuania's worldview. A brief history is given, regarding the country, as well as cultural aspects. Then the Lithuanian culture's worldview is discussed. And, finally, how their cultural communication has affected their views.

Lithuania Worldview

Lithuanian History and Culture:

Lithuania is a small country, of approximately 65,200 km2, with 3.5 million people. Lithuania is located in Eastern Europe and is bordered by Belarus, Latvia, ussia, and Poland (See Image 1). 81% of the population is Lithuanian, while 9% is ussian, 7% is Polish, and 1% is Byelorussian ("Lithuania," 2004). Lithuanians were the last Pagans in Europe, however, religion now takes the form of Catholicism primarily located in the Northern part of the country (personal communication D. Deimante, November 11, 2004).

During oman times, Lithuania traded amber with ome. The countryside was split into various language groups: Lithuanians, Prussians, Latvians, Semigaalians, and others. In 1230, Lithuania emerged as a nation, under the…… [Read More]

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Taiwan Is an Island Located

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In Taiwanese culture, gifts are not opened in the presence of the giver, unlike western culture (Lifestyle pp). However, both cultures observe the custom of standing when a guest, senior colleague or elder enters a room (Lifestyle pp). Polite dinner conversation generally centers on the meal, such as how it was prepared, ingredients used and where they were obtained, and while in western culture that may also be customary, dinner conversations often progress to politics and social issues (Lifestyle pp).

Recreation is one area that the United States and Taiwan are basically identical. Both countries enjoy the theater, cinema, picnics, listening to music, swimming, walking, basketball, volleyball, baseball, tennis, and soccer (Lifestyle pp). Taiwan has a profession baseball league and its Little League champions consistently do well in the Little League orld Series (Lifestyle pp). Moreover, pop culture in Taiwan is much the same as the U.S., including hip-hop, rock,…… [Read More]

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Save Title Xi When the

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Critics of Title XI argue that by requiring institutions of higher learning to provide equal funding and equal opportunities for men and women is not valid, because there is less public interest, amongst both men and women, in collegiate sports. But such thinking shows how Title IX "threatens the privileged male culture of athletics by challenging assumptions that activities, money, and fame belong to men. Through Title IX, many women have concluded that they have the right to expect equal treatment in athletics. Assumptions of equality -- when they challenge a privileged world -- inevitably create angst and anger. Universities where discrimination against women athletes is substantially greater...find it exceedingly difficult to state that women athletes are as important as men...To the big athletic schools. Title IX can seem like a challenge to bowl games, March Madness, and alumni enthusiasm." (Lazerson, Marvin & Ursula agener, 1996, p.8)

It may indeed…… [Read More]

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Conniff, Ruth. "A new day for women's sports - favorable TV images of the Atlanta

Olympics." The Progressive. Sept 1996. [23 Oct 2006] http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1295/is_n9_v60/ai_18610910

Lazerson, Marvin & Ursula Wagener. "Missed opportunities: lessons from the Title IX case at Brown - suit by women athletes against Brown University." July-August

1996. Change. [23 Oct 2006] http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1254/is_n4_v28/ai_18603196
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Recreation Sports Recreational Sport Is

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There can be national championships that have been organized between the teams that won in respective teams in a particular area. These teams in that particular area can be maybe football teams of universities in a particular region of a country. These teams then face each other at national football championship event.

Club sports

This include events that have been put in place or specifically organized within individuals, groups or teams with a common interest in a particular sport .this include a wide range of clubs that are competitive. This clubs travel and play in competitions that are of high level. This can also involve instructional clubs that are involved in organizing activities such as tournaments that are in-house or instruction of basic skills. Examples of club sports include a youth club that plays soccer, a swimming club, a basketball club and many more clubs that are popular within the…… [Read More]

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Ross, C. (2004). Recreational Sports Management: R324 Grad Proficiency Exam Study Guide. Indiana University. Retrieved September 25, 2012 from http://www.indiana.edu/~sportmgt/sport_mgmt/r324.html

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Cohesion and Team Success There

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"Reponses given were on a 5-point Likert scale anchored at the extremes by strongly disagree and strongly agree." (Marcos, Miguel, Oliva, and Calvo. 2009, p.1) the results reported "show a significant relationship between team members' perceptions of efficacy and each of the four sociogram factors, with correlations exceeding .30 in each case and in the hypothesized direction." (Marcos, Miguel, Oliva, and Calvo. 2009, p.1) Individual self-efficacy in relation to the link with cohesion factors resulted in findings as follows:

"…individual level self-efficacy was significantly correlated with each of the cohesion dimensions except for unity of purpose. Self-efficacy by itself was only significantly related to positive social relations, and to the two cohesion dimensions of teamwork and attraction to group." (Marcos, Miguel, Oliva, and Calvo. 2009, p.1)

Also found to be among the cohesion factors were relationships and teamwork is reported to have had "a significant relationship with the rest of…… [Read More]

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Bandura, a. (2006) Guide to the construction of self-efficacy scales. in: Self-efficacy beliefs of adolescents. Eds: Pajares, F. And Urdan, T. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing. 5, 307-337.

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Carron, a.V., Colman, M.M., Wheeler, J. And Stevens, D. (2002) Cohesion and performance in sport: A meta analysis. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology 224, 168-188.
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Tendonitis in Dancers Any Involvement

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Treatment depends on the severity of the injury. The first important step is to decrease those activities that aggravate the pain or causes stress for the patellar tendon. Typically, it should be advised that jumps should be either decreased or ceased altogether. Initial treatment interventions include ice and rest (Solomon, Solomon and Minton, p. 65). For the less severe, initial stages of the injury, ultrasound can be used along with ice. It is also essential to stretch the quadriceps. Strengthening of these muscles is accomplished with closed chain exercises to emphasize the eccentric phase on a decline board. It is also important to keep stretching within the painless range of motion. This is usually within 90 to 30 degrees of flexion (Bracilovic, p. 79). Exercise can also be applied progressively, following a range of flexing with plyometric exercises and joint proprioceptive training. Patellar taping can reduce friction on the patella…… [Read More]

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Bracilovic, Ana. Essential Dance Medicine. Princeton, NJ: Humana Press, 2009.

Solomon, Ruth, J. Solomon, and S.C. Minton. Preventing Dance Injuries. 2nd ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2005.
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Marketing Plan a Sports Enterprise E G Professional

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marketing plan a sports enterprise (e.g. professional, school, community program). You select a "real" enterprise a fictitious . You position manager develop a plan implement employees / contractors.

Marketing plan

The modern day society is nowadays characterized by numerous challenges, one of the more notable of these being increasing health problems among the population. And these health problems are more severe not only as they attack more people, but especially since they come to impact younger and younger generations.

A large majority of the health problems of today are related to an inadequate nutrition, combined with a sedentary life style. The youth of the day for instance consume more and more calories from the highly processed foods and they exercise less, as the leisure activities come to be centered on video games or other sedentary activities (Smith and Biddle, 2008).

In such a setting then, the current project proposed the…… [Read More]

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Armstrong, N., Van Mechelen, W., 2009, Pediatric exercise science and medicine, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press

Longenecker, J.G., Loeza, M.A.T., Small business management, Cengage Learning

Kaser, K., Oelkers, D.B., 2007, Sports and entertainment marketing, 3rd edition, Cengage Learning

Smith, A.L., Bibble, S., 2008, Youth physical activity and sedentary behavior: challenges and solutions, Human Kinetics
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HR Planning Process Resource Strategic Planning HR

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H Planning Process esource: Strategic Planning H Planning: Linking Process & Figure 2.1 Chapter 2 Managing Human esources Choose a company familiar. Explain integration H planning process strategic process employees company.

H Planning Process: Google

Google has become a successful organization because of its unique ability to leverage its H policies to grow its business. Although its famous slogan is 'don't be evil,' Google does not offer its famously extensive employee benefits packages, spanning from comprehensive healthcare to free food at its cafeterias, simply to be 'nice.' ather, it is part of a calculated strategy to attract the best people and to leverage employees' capabilities to the maximum degree for the organization. As an information-based technology company, it could be said that Google 'is' its people. Its main strength lies in coming up with new ideas. "What they have done better than anyone else is to develop the world's first…… [Read More]

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Lashinsky, Adam. (2007). Life inside Google. Fortune. Retrieved:

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/fortune/0701/gallery.Google_life/5.html
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Switzerland Visiting Switzerland Was a Tremendous Opportunity

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Switzerland

Visiting Switzerland was a tremendous opportunity to experience a foreign culture and society. To my surprise, many people spoke English, which was a tremendous help to us since none of us spoke French or German or any of the many Swiss dialects derived from one or the other of those languages. Likewise, many of the public services provided posted instructions in English and some of them also had buttons allowing visitors to listen to recorded instructions in a choice of various languages including English.

The Swiss transportation system is very reliable and the buses and trains are all part of the same integrated system. That made coordinating different legs of our daily trips very convenient.

Another tremendous convenience in that regard was the fact that we were able to purchase weekly travel passes that allowed unlimited use of the trains and busses instead of having to worry about buying…… [Read More]

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Ardmore Prison Answer to Question

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And employers cannot by law attempt to intimidate or fire workers for their pro-union activities. Another action the correctional officers could have taken would have been to bring their Congressman or Congresswoman into the matter to put pressure on Duffy through the Illinois governor's office or through federal Civil Rights legislation. Clearly Duffy was in violation of civil rights under the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Answer to Question Five: Two months in solitary confinement is far too harsh for a person violating a minor institutional rule. In fact it is outrageously cruel. It violates all five of the Supreme Court's tests for whether an act is a violation of the Eighth Amendment. This kind of power is that of a demented, vicious warden, who uses severe, inhumane tactics because he has some crazed vindictive nature against inmates. He is in the wrong job because he expects prisoners (who…… [Read More]

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Library Index. (2008). Prisoners' Rights Under Law -- Eighth Amendment. Retrieved April 15,

2013, from  http://www.libraryindex.com .

National Labor Relations Board. (2010). Employer/Union Rights and Obligations. Retrieved April 15, 2013, from http://nlrb.gov.
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Community Recreation Centers & Sports What Are

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Community Recreation Centers & Sports

hat are the benefits for a community when sports on a recreational level are offered? How does a community benefit from having a community recreation center? These issues are reviewed in this paper.

Reasons why a recreation center would benefit a community

An example of a community that is seeking to put together the resources for a community center is in Port Orchard, England. According to a story in the Port Orchard Independent, Port Orchard did not have a recreation center in 2008, but there were numerous community sports being played in various venues. In order to have a place for youth and adults to meet and enjoy sports together, the community was hoping that a $16 million 20-year bond issue would provide that space for those sports.

The recreational sports that would be available in a future recreation center would be: indoor basketball courts;…… [Read More]

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California State Parks. (2005). The Health and Social Benefits of Recreation / An Element of The California Outdoor Recreation Planning Program. Retrieved October 2, 2012, from http://www.parks.ca.gov/planning.

Morton, J. (2008). 21 Reasons why a recreation center would benefit community. Port Orchard

Independent. Retrieved October 2, 2012, from http://portorchardindependent.com.
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Marfan Syndrome

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Marfan Syndrome

In 1896, the pediatrician Dr. Antoine Bernard-Jean Marfan described the exceptionally long, slender limbs and physique of a 5-year-old girl, Gabrielle P., in front of the Medical Society of the Hospital of Paris (Enersen). It is unknown whether Gabrielle P. actually suffered from what is now known to be Marfan syndrome, but Dr. Henricus Jacubus Marie eve was recognized as the first person to use the term 'Marfan syndrome' to describe this common genetic disorder.

In the decades leading up to Dr. eve's use of Marfan syndrome to describe a patient's symptoms in 1931, other physicians had begun to document their encounters with this disease with the benefit of radiological images (Enersen). Drs. Henri Mery and Leon Baonneix studied Gabrielle P. anew using this new technology in 1902 and noted a misaligned spine, thoracic asymmetry, long digits, cardiovascular abnormalities, and dislocation of the ocular lens. During the same…… [Read More]

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Enersen, Ole Daniel. Antoine Bernard-Jean Marfan. WhoNamedIt.com. n.p., 1994-2012. Web. 5 Aug. 2012.

England, Ellen. "What is Dural Ectasia?" MarfanLife.org. n.p., n.d. Web. 5 Aug. 2012.
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French Geography Help to Broaden and Deepening

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French geography help to broaden and deepening your knowledge of France? Does learning geography help to change preconceived notions or stereotypes about France and the French people? What in your view is a good way to learn about a country's geography?

Have you ever stopped to wonder if your geographic origins have affected how you think about yourself?

For example, I have always noticed that I sound a lot like the people who grew up in my town, but if I go 100 mles south or north, I no longer quite fit in. If I go further than that, I sometimes sound foreign to people aoround me. In 1977, I went from my home town of York to Portsmouth on the south coast of England. I moved about 300 miles from the north to the south. During try-outs for the volleyball team, one of the coaches, hearing me speak, asked…… [Read More]

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Management in Particular the Management of Mega

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management, in particular the management of mega events. It also delves deeply into the positives and negatives of the London Olympic Games and the 2006 orld Cup events in Germany. Those who manage mega events have an enormous task and an almost impossible responsibility to the public, to those participating in the events, and to the countries where mega events take place. Those issues and more are covered in this paper.

Theoretically review the key aspects of event management

Form and Function

Theoretically an event is a kind of convergence, according to Professor Donald Getz (School of Tourism, The University of Queensland); it is a blending of forms and functions, and those in turn converge into a worthwhile experience for the tourist / participant. Getz uses two huge events to illustrate how form and function come together to produce a grand experience for the attendee. He points to the 2012…… [Read More]

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killing 52 people and injuring more than 770. Retrieved September 30, 2013, from http://news.bbc.co.uk.

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Conceptual Fit

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Conceptualization and operationalization of variables

Poor communication between young athletes and coaches leads to longer recovery times and increased levels of frustration amongst athletes regarding their prognosis.

Independent Variable: Effective and ineffective communication between coaches and young athletes.

Conceptualization: Sports injuries are a serious concern. There has been a rise in the rate of youth sports injuries in recent decades, an increase partially attributed to a corresponding rise in youth specialization at an early age and year 'round participation in the same type of competitive sports activity, versus varying sports (Merkel & Molony 2013). In some sports, there are also grave concerns about the risk of permanent injury on every level of competition, as manifested in concerns about head trauma amongst football players, making it all the more critical to reduce the likelihood of such injuries occurring when young (Lopate 2013). Overuse injuries are common many popular youth sports: "Preteens…… [Read More]

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Validity and reliability. Physical Educator, 63(3), 126-133.

Borggrefe, C., & Cachay, K. (2013). Communicative challenges of coaches in an elite-level sports system: Theoretical reflections on successful coaching strategies. EJSS: European Journal for Sport and Society, 10(1), 7-29.

Caine, D. (et al. 2006). Physical injuries in children's and youth sports:
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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…… [Read More]

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Decisions by School Superintendents Improper Attitude and

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Decisions by School Superintendents

Improper Attitude and Unprofessional Conduct of Teachers

To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society - President Theodore oosevelt.

That teaching is at one and the same time an intellectual as well as a moral endeavor, is an idea that is well entrenched in the minds of men since centuries past. The sayings of great teachers of ancient times bear ample testimony to this premise, which continues to hold sway across nations and vastly differing civilizations over the years.

In the sense that it takes care of the general well being of young students entrusted to the care of an educational institution and ensures that they are treated fairly and accorded the respect they are due as persons, teaching is most certainly a moral activity. It is concerned with building and maintaining relationships of trust with pupils…… [Read More]

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Benson, P. (1997). All Kids Are Our Kids: What Communities Must Do To Raise Caring and Responsible Children and Adolescents. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
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Adopt' Running as My Sport and From

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adopt' running as my sport, and from then, the said activity has been my passion for many years, up until now. I was never the 'sporty' type, and I do not deny the fact that I'm a lousy 'athlete' when it comes to sports that has balls in it (volleyball, basketball, badminton, tennis, etc.). The primary reason why I took up running as my personal sport and hobby is that I feel like I belong and good at something even though I can never be the jock I've always dreamt to be.

A at first thought running is something that is easy to do. Because of my assumption that running is an easy sport and activity to be involved with, I took for granted the benefits that I began to see when I took up running seriously three years ago. What made me decide to run for real and for…… [Read More]