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An Analysis of Neil Young’s Pono Music Player

- Introduction The researcher’s objective in this paper is to address the issue of the compromise that has been occurring throughout the years, wherein music producers are forced to present material to their audience in simplified, compressed forms. In particular, the researcher would like to dissect Neil Young’s most current innovation – the Pono music player, and analyze whether or not its attempts at aiding this audiophiliac dilemma poses potential success. The researcher also aims to look at whether or not the general public presents a need for this type of product, seeing as there are numerous portable music players already accessible on the market....   [tags: Pono Music Player]

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Dehumanization in Player Piano

- Recent trends, ideas, and technology has helped to bring about increased mechanization on society. We have Automated Teller Machines to replace bank tellers, robots do assembly line work at virtually every automotive company, and computers are integrated more and more into our daily lives. People are slowly, but surely, being replaced my machines and artificial "workers." Kurt Vonnegut's foresaw this movement of mechanization in the 1950's and responds to the dehumanization of society in his novel Player Piano....   [tags: Player Piano Essays]

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More than a Baseball Player: Jackie Robinson

- Whack. This is the sound that several Americans heard when watching Jackie Robinson make his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers April 10, 1947 (Griffin).When people think of the first major black athlete in American History, they may think of Jackie Robinson. Jackie was one of many various African American people to assist in the reform of our culture. Black athletes were treated unfairly in the 1960s; however, they played a major role in the desegregation of the south, and they helped change the way America is today....   [tags: biography, african american player]

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American Society Portrayed in Tolkin's The Player and Among the Dead

- A Fractured American Society Portrayed in Tolkin's The Player and Among the Dead The novels 'The Player' and 'Among the Dead' are not simply tales about any given character, as it would appear, but in fact they represent Tolkin's own personal vision of what he thinks American society is becoming. Namely, that it is a fractured society built on false values, where people have difficulty dealing with the truth of feelings or situations and where people will do anything to make money. The individual plots are realistic though, and they seem to work as both true-to-life dramas and broader social commentaries....   [tags: Tolkin Player Among the Dead]

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Professional Football Player : An Athlete Player

- ... The education is a professional football athlete is very key because if you were to go and retire you 'll have no backup so one should finish your years off an get yo degree or whatever u majoring in. Ben Roethlisberger said that he had to go back to school to finish his college of after 4 years in the league as the quarterback for the Pittsburgh steelers .Because he wanted to have something to fall back on. So he got a degree in that 2 years after he went pro in that summer.And is still a excellent Quarterback in the league today....   [tags: American football, National Football League]

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Life Of A Football Player : Success Or Stitches

- Life of a Football Player: Success or Stitches Friends, fame, money, and success is something that everyone wants in life but what if all this came with the price of a fatal brain injury, would you still look at life the same. Football players across the nation ask themselves the same question when choosing a career in football. “What factors do football players use to measure the importance of their lives, success or their personal health?” The film “Undefeated” (2011), by Daniel Lindsay and T.J....   [tags: American football, Game, Decision making, Players]

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Basketball Players And The Nba Player

- ... There are eight spots available on each conference and in order to make it into the top eight each team would have to have the best records. Once eight teams from each conference is settled by the end of the season, there will be the playoffs which is a branch of teams from each conference playing for a spot in the NBA Finals. The Playoff consists of a maximum of seven games, but a win of four games will advance you to the next round. As a team moves up into the NBA Finals it will be one team from the West and one from the East....   [tags: National Basketball Association, Boston Celtics]

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The Trumpet Player By Langston Hughes

- ... In the second stanza, the poet provides a description of musician’s hair ‘vibrant hair/ tamed down’ (11-12) and smoothed down until it glows like patent leather. Alternatively, the poet describes how the natural hair of the musician has been changed to a smooth, processed style popular particularly among musicians. In the third stanza, the poet focuses more on sound and rhythm that has been described using a figurative language of liquor. The music is like ‘honey mixed with liquid fire’ (19-20), which is a combination of smooth and bold tones....   [tags: Poetry, African American, Trumpet, Funk]

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Become a Good Basketball Player

- There are numerous different steps required to be a good basketball player. There are different aspects of the game that can drastically change the tempo of the game. Of course shooting the ball is important, but improving dribbling, defensive, and passing skills are also important. A players ability in all phases of the game is what makes them a good player. The first thing to practice on is dribbling. Dribbling is one of the most crucial skills to have. Good dribbling enables the player to move around more and get to places quicker....   [tags: sports, tips, ]

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Never Fall Of Love With A Player

- ... Love has been called a want, but, note well, such a want that the lover continually wants what he actually possesses—a longing, but, note well, continually for what the lover actually has—since otherwise it is indeed unhappy love that is described. Life, a passion; yet since this is such a general definition, attempts have been made to define it more precisely. “(Kierkegaard, Studies Yearbook) Love is and will always be a battlefield and there will always be a mountain. Trying to put it together one by one yet somehow you will always feel the unfilled piece....   [tags: Love, Debut albums, Emotion]

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The Boxer And The Baseball Player

- ... Kirk stated that when he took the actions that provoke his wife’s death (in this case shooting her), he did not possess the ability to carry out or even think about such acts (Paul). After reading the article on this particular case, I truly believe that Mr. Kirk is using the plea of insanity to simply be acquitted from his charges. Within the lines of the article, it is stated that Richard Kirk consumed an eatable candy that contained low levels of the Marijuana chemical agent THC (Paul). From my understanding of how the criminal justice system works from the reading of chapter four and through my interpretation of his plead of innocence; I truly believe he did not have a medical condit...   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Insanity defense]

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Technology of the DVD Player

- Ever since Thomas Edison’s introduction of the first commercially viable film projection device in the late 19th century, society has been enamored with the idea of recording and playing back events in the form of “motion pictures,” and the 20th century has marked a rapid progression of said technology. Initially, video playback was expensive and cumbersome, meaning that consumers had to attend movie theaters to enjoy their favorite flicks. The next advance came in the 1970’s with the development of the Video Home System (better known as VHS), which brought about the advent of VCR’s and the ability to view “video tapes” in the comfort of your own home....   [tags: Technology]

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Playing A Professional Soccer Player

- Are soccer players not humans after all. Nervous breakdowns, throwing up before games, and missing penalties on the biggest occasions can all be very common for a player who is mentally weak. It might sound simple to say that soccer players are professionals who are paid hefty wages and hence, should handle nerves comfortably. However, it is always easier said than done because pressure gets to everyone. Even the best of the best have had nerves get to them at some point in their career. Does this mean we need to look deeper into the psychological side to soccer....   [tags: FC Barcelona, La Liga, FIFA World Cup]

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The Croquet Player By. Wells

- The Croquet Player In the novel, The Croquet Player, by H.G. Wells, fascism plays a heavy role on the characters in the book, and readers are warned about the prevailing problematic system among them. The Croquet Player, written in 1936, is about a character’s exposure to interesting people in a village of England who have a peculiar illness. It takes the entire book for one to realize the illness he has experienced firsthand. The title of the novella is deceiving for croquet plays only a small role in the true motif....   [tags: Novel, Meaning of life, Protagonist, Fascism]

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The Shining and Player Piano

- The Shining and Player Piano The Shining is a horror novel written by Stephen King in 1977 and Player Piano is a science fiction novel written by Kurt Vonnegut in 1952. The events of The Shining take place after the Vietnam War and the events of Player Piano take place after a fictional World War III. These books are two completely different genres, horror and sci-fi, but with a few similarities. Although they bear some minor similarities regarding the setting, the differences between the time and place are pronounced....   [tags: novel comparison]

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The Blu.Ray Media Player

- ... Pixels are the smallest element of a picture that can be transferred to a digital display, and the quality of the video depends on the number of pixels. The Blu-ray player can do multiple things such as recording, rewriting, and playing high-definition videos (7 Facts). The equipment also contains 24p True Cinema output, which delivers an experience that resembles actually being in the theater (New Networked Blu-ray). In 2012, Pioneer Electronics created a 3D addition to their Blu-ray player, making the viewing experience more realistic....   [tags: media technology research paper]

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Kevin Durant: Basketball Player

- I am doing my successful person report over Kevin Durant, because, he has played a dominant role in carrying the Thunder Basketball team and represents Oklahoma City in a great way. Kevin Durant has been a huge impact on the court and in the public as he soars for the dunk from the free-throw line to amaze the crowd, he also volunteers at various organizations and remains humble despite his numerous accolades such as, three time NBA scoring champion, rookie of the year, and helped Team USA win the gold medal at the Olympics....   [tags: NBA, Oklahoma, Olympics]

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Video Game Player Dynamics

- In the article “The Individual and the Group in Console Gaming” the authors identify several facets of group dynamics in the gaming environment. Most notably is the way in which players can compete while collaborating, and collaborate while competing. Ultimately there are three types of play identified: Competitive: the goals of each player is directly in contradiction to the goals of other players. The goal of the game is to defeat the other opponents in some way. It is important to note that this does not necessarily mean that the players are directly affecting each other, they may be attempting to navigate a challenge the computer represents in a better manor than the other playe...   [tags: Video Gaming Psychology]

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Computer Software: Flash Player

- ... The first product FutureWave created, SmartSketch, was sentenced for failure, but after, AT&T decided to end support for the PenPoint operating system. In 1994, Gay wanted to focus his efforts on taking his software to Windows and the Macintosh. The problem that they faced was that whereas the burgeoning pen computing industry didn’t have a large amount of competition by graphics editors. Programs like adobe illustrator took over the drawing space. Gay and his group in 1995, started including computer graphics options to SmartSketch with the thought of building graphics playable through the internet....   [tags: invention, plataform]

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Ex – Basketball Player

- In the poem, “Ex – Basketball Player” by john Updike, (which is a narrative poem) illustrates the nature of life on how life is potentially is seen has a mirror to other people’s life, especially people who play sports. Life is the physical and mental experience of an individual. An in the poem the main character Flick, supply the poem with a good example of how life is potentially a mirror for other people. This poem is formally organized, even though it locks some qualities, it still haves the qualifications of a good poem....   [tags: Literary Analysis, John Updike]

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Football Player

- My dream job in the future would be professional football player. I have loved the game of football since I was a little kid because it’s a good sport and you can tackle the player and catch and do anything in the sport as long as you follow the rules. The colleges that I’m looking forward to go to are UNC, Oregon, or Appalachian State. If a football player is interested in becoming a professional football player, it’s essential to be on a college football team. If a player wants to go to the pros, he should attend a college that puts a lot of emphasis on its football program....   [tags: Sports, Personal Goals, NFL]

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NFL Player´s Safety

- American football has been around since the early 1900's. The players tackle each other until one is on the ground. Football has always been a full-contact sport. Throughout the years injuries have stayed part of the game and the NFL has taken their time to increase player safety. The NFL should increase player safety because of the injuries have occurred. Some of the injuries may be lifetime injuries. Serious brain injuries have been linked to football as, well as heart issues and other permanent heath problems....   [tags: American football, injury, insurance, ticket sales]

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Coach, Player Relationshps

- In today’s times, athletics are rapidly changing not only on the court but off of it as well. Athletes spend immense amount of hours with their coaches, which causes the question whether athletes should have close relationships with their coaches to arise. Many people believe coaches and athletes should not have close relationships due to the chances of inappropriate conduct to take place between the two. But others feel coaches and athletes should have close relationships because of the knowledge the coach has to offer not only about the game but also life....   [tags: Athletics, Coaches, Relationships, Sports]

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The And An Nba Star Player Blake Griffin

- ... In the background we see that there is a figure skater holding a tough dance position as well as a person riding a wild horse. Both of these activities are sports that are challenging. The people participating in the sports in the background seem very focused as if they too are in the zone that Blake Griffin speaks about. Value, power and strength are given to the Kia Optima by showing how it relates to one being in the zone. This advertisement seems to be aimed at people who are able to afford a car and who are interested in purchasing cars....   [tags: Chess, Chess piece, Pawn, Upper middle class]

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Football Is The Greatest Player Of All Time

- ... I was very excited about joining a well know club in town and playing football with my friends. The next day I woke up and got ready 1 hour before I was supposed to because I was overexcited and a little nervous. Then I took my MP3 player out and started listening to rock music to calm myself from being way too nervous. Then me, my best friend and some of my other close friends jogged to the ground so that we would be warmed up and ready for the game. Then we started playing and I got very nervous at first and played badly but later on played good and scored 2 goals....   [tags: Play, Game, American football]

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Jackie Robinson : An Incredible Player On The Field

- ... While Jackie Robinson’s breaking of Major League baseball’s color barrier did have an effect on sports and the military, the most significant effect was likely the impact he made on the success of nonviolent Civil Rights protestors, eventually leading to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. While Jackie Robinson’s breaking of the color barrier in baseball was a positive event in almost all aspects, there was a negative consequence. Rubenstein (2003, September) claimed, “the major victims of baseball integration were the Negro Leagues” (p....   [tags: Major League Baseball, Baseball]

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Credibility and Sammy Sosa, MLB Player

- Credibility is “the quality of being trusted and believed in” according to the New Oxford American Dictionary. Credibility can be hard to get but extremely easy to lose. In this paper you will see how credibility can literally make or break someone such as Sammy Sosa. Sammy Sosa was a former MLB player from San Pedro de Marcoris, Dominican Republic. Sosa was born on November 12, 1968 (“Sammy Sosa Biography”). From an early age you could tell that Sosa had the makings to be a great player. At the age of 15 the Philadelphia Phillies tried to sign him but couldn’t because of the league saying that the player must be over the age of 16 (“Sammy Sosa”)....   [tags: Athlete, Steroids]

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Constructivism : The Key Player Of A Learning Activity

- ... The traditional constructivism classroom value students’ opinion too, although it emphasizes giving the students chances to practice the skills as the teacher models the correct strategy. This style of teaching did not encourage students to construct a deep understanding of the knowledge. By letting students discuss or even argue their ideas with their peers, and also with the teacher facilitating their discussions, students’ consensus building, also give students the opportunity to think deeply about different ways to approach the problem and then construct an integrated idea, rather than just listening to their teacher evaluate which strategy is right or wrong....   [tags: Education, Learning, Question, Knowledge]

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Ready Player One By Ernest Cline

- 67% of U.S. households play video games. In 2012 north of $20 billion was spent on video games, with the amount vastly increasing each year. The worldwide video game industry exceeds $76 billion. It has well surpassed the movie box office industry and is becoming a serious contender with the entire television/film industry. What started off as a diversion for the few has quickly sparked into a mass medium, helping people live, learn, work and of course, play (Galarneau). Video games are now more than just mere games; they hold large influences over society and are almost ever-present in the modern day....   [tags: Video game, Video game industry, Arcade game, Game]

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Are elite AFL player over-paid?

- When asked “Are elite sports people overpaid?” people have varied responses. Some people would agree with this and say ‘why should a person that hits or kicks a ball be paid as much as someone who saves lives or teaches children everyday. But on the other hand some would disagree and say that sports people are paid for their skills just like everybody else. These are both very good arguments. People that say elite sports people are overpaid do not know what they are talking about as sports people are paid for their skills just like any other occupation or career....   [tags: Professional Sports]

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Pro Nfl ( National Football Player

- ... His mother, a nurse, was extremely hesitant because she did not want Coleman’s hearing to decrease again. However, his father wanted to let him play, claiming that it would be a great chance at normalcy and release from his aggression. After an MRI was completed and proved football would not harm his hearing worse, he was finally allowed to play. Soon, Derrick Lamont Coleman Junior was making more tackles than anyone else on the field. He said, “There was always someone telling me what I could not do, but what football did was save my life.” He let his playing speak for himself....   [tags: National Football League, American football]

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Best Baseball Player from 1910-1920

- 1910 to 1920 was the one of the greatest decades for Major League Baseball. Many amazing events occurred during this decade; although, some devastating and extremely sad events also occurred. Half of these years were taken up by war, even many Hall of Fame players served. This decade still ended up being a great one for Major League Baseball. From Hall of Fame greats to Negro League pitchers, this decade produced greats. The 1910’s also set up the 1920’s for amazing players too. There are many great players that played during this era; however, there can only be one great from 1910 to 1920....   [tags: Ty Cobb, Sports]

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Ex-Basketball Player by John Updike

- ... Pearl Avenue represents Flick’s life. The street does not take a straight path but it bends and is “cut off before it has a chance to go two blocks”(3). The poem implies the street reaches a dead end. This is also true for Flick, who was also cut off before he was able to make anything of his life. He was a hero while he was playing basketball in high school, but now he has a dead end job at the gas station and he has been cut off from his dreams. He never had a chance to go very far in life because he put all of his efforts into basketball and he did not focus on his academics....   [tags: athletics or academics, poem analysis]

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All American Star Football Player

- ... The whole town of Messina thought that Neely Crenshaw would go places; he was supposed to win games for Tech and then maybe even one day play professionally. Instead, Neely got hurt and by doctor’s orders would never play again. He had no backup plan, because the road to life is a straight road, right. Wrong. There are unexpected turns and obstacles that need to be faced and Neely was not correctly prepared for the continuation of his road after high school. “Without a hint that he was anything less than remembered,” Neely acted as though his career never stopped, as if he never got over his accident (Grisham 60)....   [tags: American football, High school, John Grisham]

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Football Players Should Not Be Banned

- ... I can not think of any football player in the modern N.F.L that had the same ability. Rarely, if ever, does a player possess the necessary size, strength, speed, or skill to even be able to consider skipping college, or leaving early, and going straight to the league. Whenever this is an issue, it is when guys like Leonard Fournette have amazing seasons early in college. Even guys who can give up college seasons to go to the N.F.L are few and far between. Every time it happens, it raises the same issue and writers get to copy and paste articles from previous years....   [tags: American football, Football, Player]

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Competition In The Mp3 Player Industry

- Introduction: Do you remember a time when Transistor Radios were the most technologically advanced form of listening to music. Or how about in 1984 when Sony introduced the Walkman. These are the key radios and handheld devices that led to the creation of the handheld CD player, and into the craze that is now the MP3 Player. Technology is a fast paced market. Much like Darwin used the term “Survival of the Fittest” to play upon natural selection and predominance, it can be found in the technology industry today....   [tags: Business Analysis Market]

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Eight Ways to Improve Performance for Touch Football Player

- ... This decreased heart rate is just one of the physiological adaptations that a touch football player would experience as a result of training. The third physiological adaptation that a touch football player would experience as a result of training is a change in their cardiac output. An athlete’s cardiac output is the volume of blood that their heart ejects per minute, and is therefore a direct result of the stoke volume and heart rate. When untrained the touch football player’s cardiac output may be around 20 litres per minute, as a result of training this reading would increase to around 25 litres per minute....   [tags: training, muscle, level, volume]

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Evaluation of Strength of a Sports Player

- Evaluation of Strength of a Sports Player As a defender, I am naturally good at receiving the ball and accurately passing it up the pitch to my teammates. This is a good skill to have because without it, the opposition may get hold of a bad pass and may eventually score a goal from it. On the other hand, if a teammate recieves a good, accurate pass, they may be able to string together an attack with other players on my team which could lead to a goal being scored for our team, which could then boost morale so we would play even better....   [tags: Papers]

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Private life of a Baseball player

- Private life of a Baseball player American Baseball is so popular that lots of good player from other country have dream to become a member of Major league. So do the players from my country. Some players started playing in big teams such as LA Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers. Other players started from minor league. MLB is not anymore game for only American people. Fans from all over around the world want to watch ball game through broadcasting. In America, there are a few baseball players who came from South Korea, and they are doing well in MLB teams....   [tags: Athletics Sports Essays]

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The Salary of a Professional Football Player

- The Salary of a Professional Football Player It has been argued that professional football players are being overpaid for their profession. In this essay I shall be expressing the opinions from both sides of the argument in order for myself to come to a conclusion. The general complaint has derived from the general public’s view that only the minority of the money is spent on things other than the players themselves, despite their occupation being one of simplicity and unbeneficial to society when first looked upon....   [tags: Papers]

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Donald Fehr Was The Chief Representative For The Player Relation Council

- Donald Fehr was the chief representative for the Player Relation Council, which were the team players. As for the owners’ of the teams, Richard Ravitch was the chief representative of the Player Association. These two gentlemen had a great impact of the longevity of the negotiation. Fehr had represented the union on legal dispute in the since 1977 and was considered a “though negotiator who emphasize close contact with the player.” The union was known for it solidarity and outstanding communicating leadership, which was beneficial for gain during bargaining negotations....   [tags: Negotiation, Collective bargaining, Bargaining]

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The Football Player Duane Hanson

- What force is so strong that it has the power to bring even the strongest man to his knees. What force plagues the workforce at all hours of the day. What force prevents continuous work at all times of the day, making us bow to the night as if to say “We are not strong enough”. That force is exhaustion, the most terrible and rarely conquerable force on earth. As I stood staring at such a life-like sculpture in the confines of a briskly chilly art museum corridor, I could only imagine the amount of exhausted nights the sculptor had to endure to create his extremely exhausted masterpiece....   [tags: Sculpture Statue Art Artwork]

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Michael Jordan is the Best Basketball Player Ever

- Topic: Jordan being the best basketball player ever Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience that Michael Jordan even now in the present is still the greatest player ever to play in the NBA. Primary Audience Outcome: I the want the audience to understand why there should be no controversy on who is the best basketball player ever. Thesis Statement: Michael Jordan set records and has set the example of what the greatest basketball player can accomplish and really set the standards of what a hall of famer basketball player looks like....   [tags: nba, champion, number 23]

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Review Of ' Player 's Ball ' And ' Ms. Jackson '

- ... The song discusses the ending relationship between Benjamin, one of the rappers in OutKast, and his wife Erykah Badu. Also, Badu’s mother is unhappy and angry with her daughter’s husband, Benjamin. In “Ms. Jackson”, these lyrics “I 'm sorry Ms. Jackson, I am for real, Never meant to make your daughter cry, I apologize a trillion times” appear for eight times. Benjamin really apologizes for “a trillion times”, and even repeats lyrics in order to emphasis his apology . He is honestly reflecting his real life struggle with his wife and wife’s mother....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, André 3000, Outkast]

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Basketball Player´s Performance and Income: A Research

- Everyday there are more and more measures of player performance in every sport; and basketball is not an exception. Players’ actions are continuously observed in the attempt to break down in pieces the huge complexity of the game. The purpose of the research will be to investigate the relationship between NBA salaries, the dependent variable, and a set of performance measures as independent variables: point scored per game, assists, steals, fouls, rebounds, years as a pro in the NBA, turnovers....   [tags: Sports, Wages, Athletics]

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Vince Carter: NBA Basketball Player or Community Leader?

- Lamar Carter known to all as, Vince Carter, was born on January 26.1977 in Daytona Beach, FL. Carter became an extraordinary leader at a young age. Carter used his talent to gain fame and fortune so that he could give back to his community and the less fortunate. During his years at Campbell Middle School he was the only seventh grader to ever play on the Varsity Basketball team, not only was he on the team but he was a starter on the team. While at Mainland High school he was captain of the Volleyball Team, member of the Marching Band and is known to be the most gifted basketball player to grace their court....   [tags: Biography Basketball]

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Josh Hamilton the Baseball Player

- “I'll never forget Opening Day in Cincinnati. When they called my name during introductions and a sellout crowd stood and cheered, I looked into the stands and saw Katie and our two kids, Sierra who's nearly 2, and my 6-year-old stepdaughter, Julia, and my parents and Katie's parents. I had to swallow hard to keep from breaking down right there. They were all crying, but I had to at least try to keep it together”(Tim Keown). This is a reaction that nearly passed by All-Star outfielder Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers....   [tags: biographies bio biography]

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Innovations: The MP3 Player, the Internet, and Cell Phones

- In the past 100 years or so, human life has seen a lot of change. The discoveries in the last century have mad human life more comfortable than one could have ever imagined. No one could have thought back then that I can actually get a video of whatever is going on in any part of the world on my television set. Nor seen your friends and family in a split second on computer, or cell phone. To listening to music walking down the street with a device no bigger then a Zippo lighter. The most influenced innovation that have benefited mankind with communication and entertainment are mp3 players, the internet, and cell phones....   [tags: technology, ]

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Michael Jordan: The Best Player in Basketball History

- Michael Jordan is known world round ad “Air Jordan”. He acquired this nickname by jumping from the free throw line and dunking. This simulated that he was “flying” through the air. By breaking countless records, winning many NBA titles and being known world round as the best basketball player there ever was, he has forever changed the game of basketball. Michael Jordan has broken many NBA records. One of the most prestigious records he holds is that he has five MVP awards. The MVP award is given to the player that has shown the most value to their team in the whole NBA league....   [tags: Sports, NBA]

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Portrait of A Hockey Player

- Portrait of A Hockey Player The year is 1992. I am ten years old. I am with my brother, Stephen, and my Uncle Seamus. We are in my uncle’s BMW on our way up to his winter home in Pennsylvania. It is around ten o’clock at night and we are starving. We decide to stop at a small restaurant on the corner of this dark road. This stop changes my life. During our meal my uncle mentions he knows Mike Richter. Mike is the goalie for the New York Rangers, a great professional hockey team. I’ve always liked hockey, but I never thought about playing it....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in Football Player

- PRINCIPLES OF SPORTS THERAPY ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT INJURY IN FOOTBALL PLAYER ANATOMY Palastanga (2006). Anterior cruciate ligament as two bands, anteromedial attaches anterioriorly on intercondylar eminence of medial plateau of tibia.posterolateral attach on medial aspect of lateral condyle of femur; intermediately twisted. Vascular supply is middle genicular artery. Ekbolm (1994). In foot ball, while side cutting, players perform hip extension and abduction , knee flexion and plantar flexion, the main muscles acting is gluteus maximums for hip extension, abductor magnus, longus for abducting the hip, hamstring as knee flexors ,triceps sur...   [tags: Sports Medicine ]

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I Was A Football Player You Must Be Fearless And Athletic

- ... And also possessing the athletic abilities in the first place are what helped me in football to become a better player overall but towards the end of my senior year my feelings changed for the sport. I remember most of my life growing up my dad would usually take me out to the park or field by our house so me and him could play catch or go to the batting cages to work on my batting skills. I also played on some leagues when I was younger, so growing up I was not too familiar with the football at all ....   [tags: American football, High school, Play]

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How I Have Adapted And Grown As A Player

- ... I of course like many others have struggled with certain aspects of my mental tennis. One of the first mental struggles that I needed to overcome was my attitude on the court. I was known to get a little hot-headed during a few of my matches, especially when I was younger. It took me years to realize how some of my outbursts were affecting me on the court. Having so much rage running through you makes it almost impossible for you to think about hitting the ball correctly. So undoubtedly, I ended up losing almost every match I played when I would lose my cool....   [tags: Mind, Psychology, Thought, Tennis]

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Music Is The Best Player For The Rest Of My Life

- ... Carter, had helped me on this treacherous road; however, a man named Andrew Bennett had also decided to chance with me. At that time, “Mr. Bennett” was a student teacher at the middle school. He was a trombone player, like me, who was close to completing his senior year at Valdosta State. I had to stay after school quite often (my mother is a teacher at the middle school), so I would dawdle in the band room and practice for my all state audition. Mr. Bennett had agreed to help me with my preparation after school from time to time....   [tags: High school, Music, The Band, 2006 albums]

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Loss of Credibility: Downfall of Baseball Player Sammy Sosa

- Credibility is a big topic when it comes to celebrities. Whether they are athletic or movie stars every one has there dignity, their pride and logo. There are always celebrities that get their credibility by cheating, and once one important celebrity, in this case an athlete, it does not only look bad on themselves but all the entire organization as a whole. Once they do cheat it can change the game forever. Sammy Sosa was born on November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. Growing up he had a rough childhood....   [tags: MLB, Steroids, Athlete]

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Jackie Robinson : The First African American Player

- ... His own teammates went to the Leo Durocher and complained, they stated that they didn’t want Jackie on their team, and Leo told them that he would rather trade them then give up on Jackie. Jackie got all sorts of racial abuse, especially at the away games, but that didn’t stop Jackie, he ended up starting his career with a batting average of .349 and a fielding percentage of .985. Another remarkable time during Jackie Robinson’s baseball career occurred when fans at a game were harassing him....   [tags: Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball]

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Is Falcon Football Player Suspended For Two Years?

- Mariska Hargitay, founder of the Joyful Heart Foundation, “It’s a really screwed up world, but it’s not your fault, and what happened to you, it doesn 't make you the monster.” If you were sexually assaulted, it is not your fault. Sexual assault and rape awareness is not emphasized as much as it should be on college campuses. Most students think, “That will never happen to me”. Those are the students that don’t protect themselves or take extra precaution. Recently a sexual assault and a rape has been dealt with accordingly at Bowling Green State University....   [tags: Rape, Sexual assault, University]

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Michael Jordan, Greatest Basketball Player Ever

- It is not very often that one person can change someone else’s life by telling a story of his or her own. Michael “Air” Jordan makes that happen. Michael played an important role in changing how people viewed great basketball and strong, hard-working athletes. Michael’s life explains to the world, how with just a little drive, great achievements can be made. Michael’s life began in Brooklyn, New York, on February 17th, 1963, where his parents James and Delores always stood by his side. His father, known for his unending support, always gave Michael advice on what to do, never letting him down....   [tags: Sports, NBA]

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Jimmy V, A Football Basketball Player, Coach, And Broadcaster

- ... Valvano stayed at NC State for ten years. He led the team to two conference championships and one national championship. This national championship is where we first saw the leadership of Jim Valvano shine. He did not have one of the best teams in the country. In fact his team was even lucky to have made the tournament in the first place. His players believed in him and they bought into his idea of winning a championship. He made sure that his followers were strong people. He did what any good leader would do and pick the strongest followers to go with him....   [tags: Leadership, Basketball, Coaching, Management]

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Dopamine Ltd.'s New Music Player

- Table of Contents I - INTRODUCTION…………………………………………………………………....2 II - DETAILS ABOUT TECHNOLOGIES USED IN NEW PLAYER……………......2 III - KEY FEATURES………………………………………………………………......2 IV – LEADERS IN AREA……………………………………………………………...3 • Foobar 2000……………………………………………………………………...3 • Winamp…………………………………………………………………………3-4 • AIMP……………………………………………………………………………..4 • Amarok…………………………………………………………………………...5 V – CONCLUSION………………………………………………………………………5 - WORKS CITED I - INTRODUCTION Dopamine Ltd. has done the research on the music players industry and as the result presents its new project....   [tags: product analysis]

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Austria-Hungary : A Prmary Player in World War I

- Background Austria-Hungary was a prime player in the development of World War I and was responsible for starting the first real conflict of the Great War. However, even before the Great War, Austria-Hungary was a major power in the European continent and had been embroiled in the Holy Roman Empire. The country was originally just Austria but was recreated into a Dual Monarchy by the Hapsburgs and was renamed into the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This empire was ousted by the Germans and began fighting with the Russians who had expansionary goals....   [tags: contemporary world history]

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Employee Loyalty At A Unit And Become Welcomed As A Team Player

- ... When becoming a nurse, we should have a desire to be a leader, an educator, and have patience. In order for our profession to strive and grow, we have to be leaders to the new nurses. We should be a transformational leader and nurture the new nurse in a particular role. As seasoned nurses, the new graduates look up to being us for motivation and compassion. Sharing knowledge and experience in a way that will be meaningful to the person you are mentoring, can make a huge impact on the way they deliver their nursing care....   [tags: Nursing, Management, Nurse, Florence Nightingale]

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Famous NBA Player: Wilton Norman Chamberlain

- Wilton Norman Chamberlain was a basketball player who played in the NBA from 1959 to 1973. He went to college at the University of Kansas, and was drafted into the NBA in 1959 by the Philadelphia Warriors. Wilt went to high school at Overbrook in Pennsylvania. Wilt Chamberlain was born on August 21, 1936 in Pennsylvania, and he passed away on October 12, 1999 in Los Angeles at the age of 63. Wilt Chamberlain played for three teams in his NBA career, The Philadelphia Warriors, The Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers....   [tags: Basketball, Sports, Star]

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Greatest Basket Ball Player: Michael Jordan

- Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known as MJ, is a person everyone has heard about sometime in their life. Many consider him the greatest basketball player of all time. With his attributes and wits, he never lost hope. “Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation” (“Michael Jordan Quotes”). Which is what he was good at otherwise he wouldn’t have 6 National Championships. One example of his attributes was on June 11, 1997, Michael Jordan had come down with the flu. He was not supposed to show, but at pregame warm ups he was there....   [tags: mj, attributes, biography]

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Team Player

- Team Player A team player can be associated to any type of profession a person participates. The dictionary defines team players as a number of people associated together in work or activity. Team players are the type of people with a tremendous personality who contribute and motivate themselves in many areas. They include the military, sports, work, and families. However, there are a few things team players are not. Let us explore these aspects closer. A team player must have a tremendous personality to be successful....   [tags: Papers]

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Player Piano

- Player Piano In Player Piano, everything is controlled by machines and computers and depends on productivity. The managers and engineers only create new programs for more productive production. Even the rates of production and consumption are calculated by a computer (EPICAC), which is seated in the large Carlsbad cavern system. The EPICAC computer even determines the people's careers and in this way their whole lives. It gives intelligence tests to everyone, and on the basis of their results it sorts people into two categories - suitable for university entering exams and suitable for 'work'....   [tags: Papers]

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Team Player

- Team Player It is a cold, wet October morning in Slippery Rock, PA. The school bus carrying 50 sleeping high schoolers pulls into a gravel parking lot, joining a crowd of buses and vans already lining the edge of a vast grassy field. A never-ending white line is painted on the short-clipped grass marking a trail. It follows the outside of the expanse, along the parking lot, beside the road, up and down the hills and valleys, and through small patches of trees and brush at the far end of the field....   [tags: Short Story Track Running Essays]

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how to become a great baseball player

- Being great at a particular sport, such as baseball, is actually quite simple. It takes a mix of talent and even more hard work. I have seen a very large number of athletes come through this high school with all the talent in the world, but had no work ethic. Talent is only a fraction of what is needed to be great. The process of becoming a great baseball player takes talent, hard work, and a ton of practice. Baseball, being the second hardest sport in the world is a hard sport to stay discipline at....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Product Review of RioVolt MP3 Player

- Product Review of RioVolt MP3 Player When the very first MP3/CD players arrived at last year, we fell in love. This invention that shuttled hundred-song CDs around—CDs that previously would only play on other computers—was pretty darn exciting to geeks like us. So excited, in fact, that we overlooked that half the players didn't work, and the rest lacked the barest features anyone would ask for. The honeymoon didn't last long. One look at all the CD burners dotting the suburban countryside indicated the hunger for a quality player was too strong for these half-baked first generation players to satisfy....   [tags: Papers]

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The Ex Basketball Player by John Updike

- The Ex Basketball Player by John Updike A Loss of Motivation In English Seven we read a poem called the "Ex Basketball Player" by John Updike. The main character's name was Flick Webb. The poem explains how Flick lost motivation. In high school Flick was an excellent basketball player, if not, the best. After high school Flick didn't continue his basketball skills, and he never had tried as hard on his academics as he did on basketball. Flick now works at Berth's Garage and has a dead end life....   [tags: English Literature Poem Poetry Essays]

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Apple's Digital Music Player Market

- Apple's Digital Music Player Market There are two main key issues when dealing with Apple's digital music player market. The first issue consists of Apple maintaining its digital music player market share. The second issue pertains to whether or not Apple has a niche music player by not licensing its technology. Apple has a substantial market share consisting of 60% of the digital music player market when only 11% of the U.S. population owns digital devices. In order for Apple to maintain its major role in the digital player market it must consistently maintain its innovativeness over other digital music players in the industry....   [tags: Apple Macintosh Business Market Analysis]

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MP3 Player versus Mini iPod

- MP3 Player versus Mini iPod Sony is the world’s leading portable entertainment manufacturer, and Apple iPod is the most famous MP3 player. After Apple introduces their new product mini-iPod, Sony brings in their new MP3 player, NW-MS90D. The original iPod is a very successful product, but can it continue to be the best on a smaller device as mini-iPod or Sony will be the best smallest MP3 player. I will compare them with the specifications from their official webpage. First of all, we look at their size....   [tags: Compare Comparison Contrast Essays]

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Adam Taliaferro - An Inspirational Football Player

- Adam Taliaferro - An Inspirational Football Player I’ve known Adam Taliaferro for almost two and a half years. I knew him before his horrific injury suffered at Ohio State. I knew him throughout his rigorous rehabilitation routine at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia. I know him today, continuing to rehabilitate and inspire countless individuals through their daily struggles. Remarkably, throughout those two and a half years, he has remained unchanged. Obviously, there are physical differences....   [tags: Personal Narratives]

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Humorous Wedding Roast for a Sports Player

- Humorous Wedding Speech for a Sports Player Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen. For those of you that don't know me, my name is Martin and I'm here to say a few words about Bradley. But first of all, Bradley thanks for agreeing to be my groom today. And thank you, Marta, for allowing Bradley to agree. It's traditional for the best man to let the bride's parents know what sort of man has married their daughter - although, it's really too late now to do anything about it. Bradley and I have been friends all our lives, so you can trust me to be completely honest, and let you have it straight....   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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Product Review: The Cowon V5 32 GB MP3 Player

- The Cowon V5 32 GB MP3 Player (Black) is superbly built with a hard rock casing. It has 32GB of raw space which can be used for 9500 songs or 25 hardcore action movies. Apart from all the moving data you can even store 320,000 images. Yes the Cowon V5 32 GB MP3 Player (Black) has distinctive features which are rare in an mp3 player. The Cowon V5 32 GB MP3 Player (Black) has a 4.8inch wide screen which can be used for viewing HD movies. The display is of 800X400 pixel resolution type with 16million WVGA colors....   [tags: Product Review ]

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Improving Performance in 100 Meter Sprinter and Touch Football Player

- ... The muscular endurance that is improved as a result of this strength training allows the athlete to train at a higher intensity in the future. Strength training is essential in improving the performance of both 100m sprinters and touch football players as it reduces injury, builds muscular endurance and increases the amount of force that a muscle (or muscle group) can exert. Flexibility training is another aspect of the athlete’s routine that is essential in improving the performance of both a 100m sprinter and a touch football player....   [tags: methods, training, performance]

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Broken Dreams and Predictable Future in Ex-Basketball Player by John Updike

- Ex–Basketball Player – John Updike Never put all your eggs in one basket. It is the ever so common tale of a talented kid with broken dreams. Flick was an extremely gifted basketball player in high school with endless talent and lofty expectations but had nothing to fall back on once those dreams where shattered. In the poem, Ex-Basketball player, John Updike uses basketball imagery and puns to relate to the larger themes of broken dreams, and a predictable future. In the first stanza, John Updike writes about Pearl Avenue....   [tags: poem, basket ball items, talented kid]

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Baseball Is A Game Of Becoming A Professional Baseball Player Just Like Derek Jeter

- ... My final reason is that it will make the league look bad if they continue allowing this unacceptable behavior. If a player decides to use performance enhancing drugs fine, so be it, but they should not be allowed into the Hall of Fame. Performance enhancing drugs are anything that an athlete takes to get an advantage. Anabolic Steroids are what most people think of when they think of performance enhancing drugs. However they are just a kind of performance enhancing drugs. There are many different kinds of performance enhancing drugs such as Androstenedione, Human Growth Hormone (HGH), Erythropoietin, Diuretics, Creatine, and Stimulants (Monroe)....   [tags: Major League Baseball, Home run, Baseball]

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Manufacturers of Critical Computer Components, AMD, a Massive Player in the Tech Industry

- Business Application Assignment 2: AMD The following paper will be a brief discussion of AMD, a massive player in the tech industry. Initially we will discuss AMD’s overall business strategy, including their mission statement, their overall goals as a corporation, and their social responsibility initiatives. In addition to this, we will attempt to dissect their corporate leadership structure and their overall company-wide organization. This investigation will include their employee-centric policies, in particular recruitment and training....   [tags: employee, corporate, electrical]

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Freddy Adu the Youngest Professional Soccer Player

- Who is the youngest athlete in professional soccer. Mr. Freddy Adu. At the age of fourteen, he is the youngest player to play in a professional soccer league. There are a number of benefits by being the youngest player to play professional soccer: a contract with Nike, playing for the DC United team and receiving much media exposure. Many people disagree with his decision and say that he is too young to play professional soccer and should finish his high school education and wait until his body and mind has physically and emotionally matured....   [tags: essays research papers]

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