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The Physics behind Daredevil Motorcycle Jumpers - The Physics behind Daredevil Motorcycle Jumpers For a span of about 20 years only a few people were brave enough to be motorcycle stuntmen. Performing death defying jumps were and still are looked upon as a “crazy” action. It takes much practice, natural skill, and planning for a stuntman to perform a successful jump. Of course practice is dictated by ones determination, skill is acquired with the combination of practice and good genes. And the planning has to do with physics. Sure one could just “grip it and rip it” go balls out and just jump, but the safe way to do it deals with careful planning, which directly relates to physics topics....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Nicole Jumper - Nicole Jumper The desire to change one’s body image is very prevalent in today’s society; and in most cases what people want to change is their weight. Companies who market diet programs and miracle diet drugs are very much aware of this commonality among consumers and take advantage of the susceptible nature of those who want to lose the weight and lose it fast. Among the multitude of pills, programs and promises that are offered as cures to the unhappiness of being fat, one new concept has emerged that stretches the boundaries of logic: the catabolic diet....   [tags: Weight Loss Diet Nutrition Papers]
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The 500th Jumper from the Golden Gate Bridge - DO NOT NOTIFY MY MOTHER. SHE HAS A HEART CONDITION" This, the last words of a suicide victim, Steven H., the 500th jumper from the famous Golden Gate Bridge. Early on in Steven's life, extending back to his genital or adolescence stage, he was not very involved with school activities or sports, and had minimal friends. He did show signs of anger but failed to express why his anger existed. Many had blamed the absence of his father in his life, who had divorced Steven's mother when he was 3 years old....   [tags: Depression and Suicide Essays] 418 words
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Jesse Cleveland Owens - ... However according to McCoy (1), “One day Jesse woke up to his mother Mary standing over him with a sterilized knife and boiling water. She cut the tumor off her baby boy, causing him to bleed for three days. Fortunately, he survived the amateur surgery.” Surprisingly this “surgery” performed by his mother was successful and Owens never had issues with the tumor or the surgery at any time in his life. As a kid Jesse was very shy and it was because of this shyness he possessed that he is called Jesse Owens today....   [tags: olympic long jumper, track, athlete, hitler]
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The Top 25 Freshman in the Nation Entering the 2010-11' College Basketball Season - The cream of the crop; the players your program would love to have. Here is the list of the top 25 freshman in the nation entering the 2010-11' college basketball season. Watch out for: Trevor Reliford - Alabama Point Guard, 5'11' 175 lbs; Justin Coleman - Louisville, Shooting Guard 6'6' 210 lbs; Casey Prather - Florida, Small Forward 6'6'195 lbs. 25. Terrence Ross - Washington, Small Forward 6'6' 180 lbs. He is a very versatile forward that can score in many ways. You can put Ross on the low-block or outside the paint and expect him to score....   [tags: Sports] 1328 words
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Gender Equality in Sports - Gender Equality in Sports Literature Review Gender equality is defined as the act of treating men and women equally on all levels. When this gender equality is thrown into discussion with our continuously growing sports culture, it raises many concerns (Lyras 2009). Gender equality among male and female athletics has always been a hot button issue, and even now it is still to be said that there is not full equality in any level of athletics. These inequalities come in the form of financial disparity, media coverage, or lack thereof, and other benefits usually offered to male athletes that are not offered to women (Lyras)....   [tags: equality, gender roles, athletes]
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Pathfinders on D-Day - Introduction Of all the moving parts to examine on D-Day, none is more interesting than the story of the Pathfinders. Their task was complex, and enormous in scale. An entire division, 6,600 men, depended on the actions of less than four pathfinder teams. Perhaps the 101st airborne division commander, General Maxwell Taylor, said it best in his memoir when he noted that: “Parachute-pathfinder teams carrying lights and radar beacons for guiding in the planes were to drop shortly ahead of the main body and mark the landing areas....   [tags: Military History]
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Taking a Look Back at the Gold Rush - On January 24, James Marshall, who was an American carpenter and saw mill operator, saw something that caught his eye. It was gold. “It made my heart thump, for I was certain it was gold,” he said. He was building a sawmill along the American River for John Sutter, a German Swiss pioneer. Marshall, then, hurried back to his workers to show what he had found. After showing his crew, he rushed to Sutter’s fort, which is now today near Sacramento,California. The two tried to keep the word of the gold on a low key, for Sutter feared that his plan with his mill would be ruined....   [tags: American history]
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Man and Nature in Norman Maclean's book, Young Men and Fire - Man and Nature in Norman Maclean's book, Young Men and Fire Norman Maclean's book, Young Men and Fire, recreates the tragedy of the Mann Gulch fire. His ambition to have this lamentable episode of history reach out and touch his readers triumphs in extolling the honor and respect deserved by the thirteen smoke jumpers who died. This book is a splendid tribute to the courageous efforts of such men, as well as a landmark, reminding mankind to heed the unpredictable behavior and raw power of nature....   [tags: Young Men and Fire] 878 words
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The Weimaraner: a Superior Breed - When choosing a dog, I would choose a Weimaraner because they are some of the most playful, intelligent, athletic, beautiful, and loyal dogs that exist. Personality is one of the greatest aspects of these kinds of dogs. They are playful, smart, loving, and affectionate. Weimaraners have very strong and individual personalities of their own. These kinds of dogs are so smart and special that they have personalities and intelligence that may rival that of human beings. They need to be treated as a member of their people and family....   [tags: Dog Breeds, choosing a dog] 2574 words
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Bus Rapid Transit: A Sustainable Approach to Mass Transit - Bus Rapid Transit: A Sustainable Approach to Mass Transit Transportation accounts for about 25% of fossil fuel consumption. One way to decrease the negative environmental effects of burning fossil fuels (e.g. smog and global warming) is to improve mass transit. An efficient mass transit system speeds travel time, cuts travel costs, and makes service more reliable. Consequently, it discourages the use of private vehicles, reducing fossil fuel consumption and emissions. A type of mass transit that has proven to be environmentally and socially successful in many cities across the world is Bus Rapid Transit....   [tags: Mass Transit Bus Public Transportation Essays]
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The Banister Athletics Club - The Banister Athletics Club The Banister athletics club has just requested for me to help them draw up a suitable code of practice and would like it to promote its use with players, coaches and spectators. ATHLETICS CLUB CODE OF PRACTICE In athletics there is a responsibility for attentiveness for the necessity of safety precautions and the observance at all times by spectators and participants alike. The people who are in charge should make sure that all members are completely aware of the potential hazards involved and observe the rules that must be followed....   [tags: Papers] 3451 words
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Letter to a Newspaper Editor Concerning the Taliban - Letter to a Newspaper Editor Concerning the Taliban To the Editor, As the Taliban has been driven out of Kabul after the September 11 crisis, life over there has been better, but it is still very poor. After being bombed the Afghan people have been forced to leave there family, friends, home and even society. Who determines what people are worth being in a country like Australia. These people are coming to Australia illegally because they can't afford to get here properly....   [tags: Papers] 521 words
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Go Big or Go Home: Risk it All - A lot of people debate, argue and even fight about whether or not one should take risks in life. As for me, I think there can’t be only one answer or solution to this question, for there are different types of risks and consequences that person might pay for. Health, money, job, opportunity and a lot more including even someone’s life, might all be associated with risks. My friend goes to Thunder Valley Casino and spends up to two thousand dollars every month. One’s success in life can depend on how well a person interprets reality and understand whether or not it’s worth to take a certain risk....   [tags: risks, gambling, ] 575 words
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The Triangle Waistshirt Fire of New York City - The Triangle Waistshirt Factory fire was one of the worst fires after the turn of the 19th century. It took the lives of over one-hundred and forty people, most of which died indirectly from the fires and smoke. While the fire was caused by an accident, the true culprit was negligence and shoddy management. The factory was located in the ten story Asch building in downtown Manhattan and owned by Max Blanck and Isaac Harris. Both men were notorious for their use of insurance fraud to collect money by setting fire to their building to collect the insurance money, which was a common practice during the time....   [tags: events at the turn of the 19th century]
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Does Retail Therapy Really Work? - Many have said that one of the reasons that consumerism has become such a prevalent activity for people today is because it helps people cope with stress. In fact, an astute journalist from Chicago Tribune in 1986 coined the term "retail therapy" to label the phenomenon. Now, after reading about the particular theory, you're probably asking the question "Does the act of shopping really bring happiness to people?" Well, there's no question that people -- whether it's a mother buying women's cashmere (http://illann.com/women.html) sweaters for her daughter or a husband purchasing jewellery for his wife -- do find some form of satisfaction from buying things....   [tags: consumerism, shopping and happiness] 554 words
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The History of Track and Field - Track and Field events, also known as athletics, have progressed a great deal since their birth in Olympus, around the ninth century B.C. More athletes and more nationalities compete in Track and Field than in any other Olympic sport. Athletics is one of the largest attractions at the Modern Olympics, drawing in huge crowds of spectators and creating interest at summer Olympics. Track and Field events have come a long way since the Ancient Greek Olympic games. Many events and techniques have been revised, added, or eliminated since the original Greek Olympics....   [tags: essays research papers] 959 words
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The Joys of Skydiving - It was a warm and sunny Saturday morning when my friend, Sivi, and I left our home to travel to the small local airport located outside of town. Just the previous night we had received 4 hours of classroom training in how to perform a successful "Skydive" and now we would receive 4 more hours of practical, hands-on training. Sivi and I have spent a lot of time talking with, and taking care of Senior Citizens on a volunteer basis. Through many conversations, we discovered that one of the major regrets that people have, as the near the end, is that they didn't experience everything that they wanted to when they were younger....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself] 1817 words
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Skydiving History and Today - The first ideas of freefall did not consider the evolution of human body flight that skydiving has become today. In fact, Leonardo Da Vinci, who we now consider the “Father of the Parachute,” designed the first conceivable sketch of a parachute. His original idea was to build a device to rescue people from burning buildings, not knowing what his impact may be on the sport six centuries later. Andre Jacques Garnerin is recorded to make the first exhibition jump in Paris from a balloon on October 27,1797....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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A Medical Miracle and an Ancient Greek Myth - I. Mom called it an experiment. But this kind of experiment didn’t entail foaming beakers or a bolt of lightning to force life through the seams of Frankenstein’s monster. No, this one called for daisy-print jumpers from the local bargain bin. Number two pencils. Spiral-ring notebooks. The objective of these trips to the nearest supplies store soon came to light. All three of the hydra’s heads were going to kindergarten. We existed as both a medical miracle and an ancient Greek myth. Imagine our parent’s surprise after Mom’s mid-March delivery: a first-time mother and successful lawyer, ready to roll into parenthood with a series of parenting classes under their belts....   [tags: conjoined, kindergarten, first day] 529 words
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How Dahl Uses Humor in his Books Boy and Georges Marvellous Medicine to Manipulate the Reader's Perception of Events that Occur - ... Some believed that Dahl created these adult creatures based on his own childhood experience with elder people (Meredith et al., 2013). In George’s Marvellous Medicine Dahl makes use of different kinds of figures of speech to create humour. In fact the whole book is full of it. These are used to create certain pictures in die mind of the reader as well as colour and awareness to wake up the readers’ imagination (Figures of speech, 2014). There are not a lot of metaphors in the book but when Dahl makes use of it he does is devastatingly effective....   [tags: children's books, story analysis]
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Case Study on Volleyball Prayer Back of Knee Pain and Injury - Introduction This case study is about a fifty-three year old male plumber. He is a volleyball player who has a pain on the right anterior of his knee, during and post activity. On observation around the injured area the right patella is higher than the right and both feet over pronate, on quick touch it is slightly warmer on injured side. It could be a chronic injury because it has bothered the client on and off for the last two months, in terms of previous injuries the client had an ankle inversion sprain nine months ago that was never rehabilitated which could play significance to the injury....   [tags: Patella, Sports Medicine, Patient] 1463 words
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School Uniforms: Should They Be Required in Public Schools? - ... in the 1995, Long Beach, California, got a lot of attention, because the school the school implemented a school uniform policy. “The result was that the policy was supporting the implications in 70 schools with around 60,000 students, kindergarten to eighth grade. In the first five years there was a dramatic difference in school violence and misbehavior, the overall crime rate dropped by 91 percent, sex offences dropped by 96 percent, and vandalize had gone down 60 percent, reported Jasmine L....   [tags: opinions, safety, freedom of expression]
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Jump Height and Force Production: Male vs Female - Introduction This assignment aims to report the anthrometry affect in jump height between males and females for both squat jump and countermovement jump. By analysing collected kinetic data from participants, by assessing flight time, and timing of the touch down for each participant. Jumping is one of the fundamental movements that a child learns after walking (Adrian & Cooper 1995). Anderson & Pandy (1993) study said it has been shown that subjects achieve a greater jump height in a countermovement jump, where they start from a vertical position that when in a squatted position, this is true even if body configuration at the start of push off is the same....   [tags: Sports Physiology]
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Case Study of a Fifty-Three Year Old Plumber - Examination and Assessment – Case Study 1 Introduction This case study is about a fifty three year old male plumber. He is a volleyball player who has a pain on the right anterior of his knee, during and post activity. On observation around the injured area the right patella is higher than the right and both feet over pronate, on quick touch it is slightly warmer on injured side. It could be a chronic injury because it has bothered the client on and off for the last two months, in terms of previous injuries the client had an ankle inversion sprain nine months ago that was never rehabilitated which could play significance to the injury....   [tags: examination and assessment] 1500 words
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How were Jews discriminated against from 1933-1939? - Anti-Semitism has affected the world since Biblical times. There are many disastrous events in history, such as the Black Death, where the Jews have been put to blame by society. In March 1933, when Hitler came to power in Germany by manipulating the Enabling Act, he started to put into action the discriminatory laws as promised. The Nazi Party wanted Germany to become a supreme race of strong, healthy people, called Aryans, without contamination from ‘dirty’ minorities such as the Jews. Through the period from 1933 to 1939 Hitler passed laws which started off by discriminating the Jews, such as burning Jewish books and forbidding them to join the Army, and then gradually put into effect act...   [tags: World History] 728 words
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Frog Extinctions as Indicators of Environmental Problems - Tiny or large, smelly or poisonous, there are many kinds of frogs and are excellent indicators of the quality of the overall environment. To this day, scientists continue to find new varieties of frogs never been discovered all over the world. Recently, tiny frogs [its scientific name is Eleutherodactylus Iberia, smaller than a U.S. dime, were discovered under old leaves in Cuba in 1996 (“The World’s Smallest Frog”). See-through glass frogs were discovered in the Upper Nangaritza Basin in southeastern Ecuador which had previously been known to live only in one area of northeastern Peru ("Ugly" Salamander Among New Species Found in Ecuador”)....   [tags: Ecology ]
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The "Ebony Antelope" Gallops of Aryan Superiority - Berlin was the heart of Weimar Germany, and it was renowned for being a “happy and clean city” (Large 255.) On May 13 of 1931, The IOC (International Olympic Committee) awarded the 1936 Summer Games to Berlin. This was Germany’s return into the world after their defeat in World War I. In 1934, Adolf Hitler became the Fürher of Germany and ruled until 1945. The epicenter of Germany was being torn apart by Hitler’s adamant Anti-Semitic crusade. Thus, this led to a decrease in Berlin’s economical and intellectual sustenance due to the fact that the Jewish population accounted for the majority of it....   [tags: nazi, hitler, anti-semitic crusade]
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Personal Narrative: My Sky Diving Adventure - I have always been a thrill seeking person, and sky diving has been a thing I always wanted to do. When I finally got my chance, I couldn’t pass it up. My friends and I went to Florida during spring break. We were going to try something new for all of us. We were going to sky dive. It was a perfect April day for sky diving. The weather was nice and there wasn’t a cloud in sight, and no storms were going to be approaching anytime soon. We all drove down there together. Chris’s mom took us. We talked nonstop about our new task and betted each other 15 dollars if we did not follow with our plan and sky dive from 35,000 feet in the sky....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 669 words
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Sports Born in the Victorian Era - ... The Victorian era also had the popular game soccer that was played with many similarities to now a day’s game. Soccer is a game played between two teams of 11 players, the object is to shoot a round ball into the opponent's goal by kicking or hitting the ball with any part of the body other than the hand or arm. If the ball hits the arm of hand then it is a penalty. Soccer developed as an organized sport in Great Britain over the latter half of the 19th century and quickly to Europe and around the world....   [tags: recreational activities in XIX century]
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Dolphins are Amazing, Intelligent, Marine Animals - Dolphins are well known for their agility and playful behavior in the wildlife of all the oceans in the world. They have many characteristics, and also there are a variety of different types and kinds of dolphins, which make them very intelligent creatures. Dolphins are smart marine mammals and great swimmers. They are known to be very friendly to humans and other wildlife creatures, dolphins often display a playful attitude which makes them popular to human nature and the culture. They can be seen jumping out of the water,riding waves, play fighting and occasionally interacting with people swimming in the water....   [tags: mammals, communication, swimmers] 661 words
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Difficult to be Happy with Cancer - It’s really hard to enjoy the Christmas spirit when you have cancer, Sherlock knows that. ‘Acute lymphoblastic leukemia,’ is what the doctors had told him a few months back when he was having problems. Once the news hit John had gone into a wreck of care. He bought Sherlock milder shampoos, satin pillows, gentle bristled brushes, ect. Sherlock didn’t really pay attention, all he really did was lay on the couch and gaze at the ceiling. He was always tired, he got tons of infections, and he bruised at the brush of a feather....   [tags: personal narrative] 1385 words
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Refugee Asylum Seekers in Australia - Australia has had a long history of receiving individuals and groups who are seeking asylum as well as unfortunately a long history of turning those away who are perceived as different. (McKay,Thomas & Blood 2011).Even though the white Australia policy was abandoned decades ago it still lives on as a strong resonance in the conservative right of politics (Westoby & Ingamells, 2010). Community fear about Australia’s border seem easily triggered, which has prompted the term ‘paranoid nationalism’ to be used to describe the heightened refugee politics of the Howard years linked to discrimination and maltreatment of asylum seekers which still lives on today (Westoby & Ingamells, 2010)....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]
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Globalization and the Music Industry - In this paper I will review how globalisation has impacted the Music Industry in recent years, and in particular the US multi-national Universal Music Group (UMG). The term globalisation is defined as “the process by which businesses or other organisations develop international influence or start operating on an international scale” (Definition of globalization). People’s view of globalisation varies depending on a number of factors including where they live, their religion, social status, political ideology, cultural background and wealth....   [tags: Globalization Essays]
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Ashton Eaton vs. Bryan Clay - ... The main thing a decathlete wants leading into his track meet is a lot of carbs. Bryan Clay holds the world record in the decathlon discus, but also throws 70 meters in the javelin. Also he is very good shot put as well and he throws 16.27m, but doing these amazing marks in each event doesn’t just come out of the sky, it takes a lot of hard work in the weight room. To get better for his throwing event he does a lot of bench, squats, and cleans; also Bryan does some push presses, snatches, and deadlifts as well....   [tags: track and field, decathlon champions]
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Analysis of Production System Process - Industrial practices are designed to ensure that quality products are manufactured efficiently at a profit. They involve designers working together with clients and manufacturers, all of whom need to keep the needs of the consumer in mind. Roles in industrial practice The client The client identifies the need for a product through market research and uses this to provide a design brief for the designer. They set production deadlines and the price of the product. The client is usually a manufacturer or retailer....   [tags: industrial practice, manufacturer, production] 822 words
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Dialogue Essay: Flakey and Elizabeth - Together Ting, with Flakey and Elizabeth released 150 Sounds from their various miserable, lonely existances. 'I don't think there are any more Sounds here in Middleseton Town,' Flakey sighed, his disappointment rose as his hope sank, 'we've searched every possible avenue, three times.' Elizabeth returned. 'We've all been out looking. I looked in every house, along every water crushed street. George, who was discovered by Flakey in the safe at Middleseton's Mound Bank led a team to check what remains of the sports arena and library, ....   [tags: sounds, survival, plan] 1347 words
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The Golden Gate Bridge - ... An ethical dilemma does not have a distinct solution as no action is completely without an error in morality, in order to achieve a good outcome, it is essential to dissect the issue and identify the primary stakeholders. Before a good outcome to an ethical dilemma is achieved obstacles must be overcome through argumentation and analyzing the stakeholders. The primary obstacle that had to be overcome was the debate between the opponents and proponents of the suicide barrier that covered social, political, and economic factors....   [tags: design, suicide prevention system]
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Short Story: My Sherlock - Pink, of course the suitcase had to be pink. No man, which is more likely, can be seen with that case without drawing people attention to him. It would not have taking him more than five minutes to realize his mistake. How did Lestrade not understand that. It is so obvious. I’m at the second dumpster within that time range from where the body was found to end of the time line. There is the usual trash such as boxes, bottles, newspapers, and exedra. Some more interesting items are love letters to a mistress, bank records, a dead fish and some unidentifiable (without my microscope) mush but what is most interesting is the pink suitcase right on top....   [tags: personal narrative] 794 words
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School Uniform Policy - Every year there is a new debate going on in the public schools about whether or not school uniforms are necessary. Some parents think that school uniforms should be enforced, as they feel it brings structure, safety, modesty and a lack of ridicule to our children. On the other hand, there are parents that argue that it takes away a child’s freedom of expression, independence, free spirit and individuality. Both of these arguments are valid, I hope to help give some insight into this subject, so that you can gather current and valid information....   [tags: social barriers, public schools]
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Flying Dreams - Flying Dreams To Fly Has Been a Dream On a bright sunny day with the sky as clear as crystal glass, you peer out into the open sky to the land down below. The door opens in front of you the wind rushes into the aircraft. You step out falling freely away as if you were a bird soaring on the winds of time. You peer back to the aircraft for a brief second to see it speeding away. You feel weightless as the wind roars around you. Looking down you suddenly realize that you are falling towards the earth....   [tags: essays papers] 859 words
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Adolescent Substance Abuse - The War Against Terrorism is not the only war America is fighting. Today we are fighting the greatest battle of all: the war on drugs. Thousands of kids in this country die every year from drug overdoses, drug-related crime, or drug-related diseases. Joe's story is a testimony to the horror of drug use in America. It is a wake-up call for the public which chooses to turn its back on this epidemic that steals our children from us, turns brother against brother and tears families apart. Perhaps we will start to realize that this is not a problem only in urban communities, that not only the poor kids become addicted to drugs, and that this cancer affects everyone, regardless of race, re...   [tags: Drug Abuse Essays] 663 words
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Physics of Skydiving - Acceleration..... Galileo demonstrated that an object falling only under the influence of gravity will experience a constant acceleration, i.e.., it gains the same amount of velocity for every additional second that it falls. (5) On earth this amounts to 32.14 ft/sec/sec, meaning that it increases its downward velocity by 32.14 ft/sec for each second that it falls. If acceleration is constant, then it follows that the downward velocity V an object experiences at any time t after the start of the fall is given by: V=g t where V=velocity (m/sec) t=time (sec) g=acceleration due to gravity One can also show that the distance d fallen after time t is: d= 1/2 gt^2...   [tags: physics skydive] 633 words
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The Physics of Pole Vaulting - The Physics of Pole Vaulting The very idea of flying through the air at 15-19 feet just to clear a little bar scares some people to death. Maybe even more if the only thing that you have to hold onto is a little piece of plastic. The purpose of this paper is to help put some of these fears to rest from the point of view of physics. The way that pole vaulting started was during WWII. The men in the army used bamboo poles to jump over canals and ditches. After the war some people found the sport so fun that Table I....   [tags: Physics Pole Vaulting Essays]
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Jesse Owens in the 1936 Olympics - Jesse Owens in the 1936 Olympics The Olympics, an event where the most physically fit push themselves to the extreme to win against other nations. In 1936, Adolph Hitler and the Nazis held the Olympics in Berlin, Germany. American athletes had a hard time deciding if they should travel to Berlin and take part in the Nazi Olympics. The Berlin Olympics was a personal issue for the American team, which included Jesse Owens. He wasn't sure that he should join the team because of the views that were expressed by the Nazis....   [tags: Papers] 882 words
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Baseball History - Baseball is North America's oldest and most storied professional team sport. Certainly, there have been numerous moments which are still remembered by baseball fans of all ages many years after they happened. We all remember moments like "The Catch" in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series and Bill Mazeroski's World Series winning home run in 1960. There are also the players who transcend the ages like Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Jackie Robinson. These players continue live on in the hearts and minds of the nation long after their playing days are over....   [tags: essays research papers] 410 words
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Sport Related Fitness Project - Sport Related Fitness Project Skill related fitness Definition Test and Description Example of sport Result Agility ‘The ability to change the position of the body quickly and control the movement of you whole body.’ Athlete should lie on their front and hands by their shoulders. On the 'Go' command get up as quickly as possible and run around the course in the direction indicated without knocking the cones over to the finish line. The Illinois Agility Run A goalkeeper in Football has to adjust his body according to the direction the ball is coming from....   [tags: Papers] 1137 words
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