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Warfare and Weapons Throughout History

- The thing we know most about the medieval times are the weapons which are generally known as made of metal, and designed for close combat. There are also ranged weapons, siege weapons and other weapons, but were not as common among people in the medieval times. A common perception that people have today when they think about medieval weapons is axes and swords, castles and catapults. You may think that the weapons of the medieval age were very simple and low-tech, but they were actually very dangerous if placed in the right hands....   [tags: close combat, king, knights]

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Different Types of Hockey Sticks

- Hockey is one of the most watched and now most played sports in the world. It is also, one of the most expensive, when it comes to buying equipment. Hockey players wear lots of equipment. This equipment is a shoulder pad, helmet, shin guards, hockey pants, a cup, elbow pads, gloves, skates, and use a hockey stick to play the game. The hockey stick is the most rebought piece of equipment you use. There are even three different types of hockey sticks. These are wood, graphite, and aluminum....   [tags: Informative]

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Montgomery Vs. Montgomery 's Arms Crying For Help

- ... Since she is running at a higher level, controlling her body heat became a bigger problem during each run but Kayla showed her strength when she “helped Lipscomb win a fourth successive conference championship in November, placing 13th overall and seventh in her team in the 5 km race” (Morley and Cohen 2015). I chose to write my paper on Kayla because she is someone so close to my age that is living with this disease that could have easily ended her sports career, but instead let it build how athletic she is and become one of the top runners in the country....   [tags: Multiple sclerosis, Nervous system, Relapse]

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Tainted Arms

- Alfred Owen’s poem, “Arms and the Boy,” presents war and how it changes a young boy. “Arms and the Boy” is a powerful illustration of innocence versus experience. By showing how the bayonet blade possesses human traits, the blade’s symbolism is not simply an actual representation of demonstrative agency of murder. The bayonet blade’s role is to express experience, that knowledge is what corrupts the boy and thus leads him to lose his innocence. Further, while the “bullet-heads” in stanza two take over the role of experience, stanza three depicts the boy as innocent through biblical imagery that illustrate innocence as a God given characteristic....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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Khaled Hosseini is the Man Who Makes a Difference with His Novels

- “His people have been struggling to triumph over the forces of violence-forces that continue to threaten them even today” (Hower). Khaled Hosseini’s novels have brought many of his readers a different perspective of Afghanistan. Many people after reading Hosseini’s books start to notice this place more and have sympathy feelings rather negative views about it. Usually people believe the media’s information that conveys about Afghanistan as a poverty place but does not specify why they live in this conditions and how those states affect their everyday life....   [tags: afghanistan, living condition, humanitarian]

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Book Report on the Scorch Trails by James Dashner

- MAIN CHARACTERS James Dashner is the author of The Scorch Trials. Main characters include Thomas, Teresa, Ari, Newt, Minho, and Brenda. Thomas was a runner in the previous book, The Maze Runner. In The Scorch Trials Thomas finds out that he actually helped build and launch the Maze. Newt and Minho are Thomas’ best friends. Newt was the leader of the Gladers and Minho was the lead runner of the Maze. Teresa was the only girl among the Gladers in The Maze Runner. Teresa, Ari and Brenda were actually a part of a second test group called Group B....   [tags: leader, group, character]

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A Tale of Apocalypses, Men, Women, & Sports

- A Tale of Apocalypses, Men, Women, & Sports This movie is set in a post-apocalyptic society in the year 2010. After World War III broke out, the world was destroyed in the year 2008. The survivors have no memory of what their planet used to be like, or how they used to live. The earth is covered in layers of debris that archaeologists are sifting through to figure out how people lived before the world was destroyed. Along with the "death" of our modern world, women's rights also died, and men think they are far superior once more....   [tags: Movie Film Sports Essays]

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Medical Mechanics of Ultrarunning

- Medical Mechanics of Ultrarunning The medical aspects of ultramarathon running are a enormous part of what makes up the individual ultra runner. Many traumatic injuries can take place when a person gets involved in this specific sport. " It is impossible to overemphasize the importance of injury prevention and treatment to the career of a successful athlete. It has been noted that the champion athlete is very often one who has attained a high level of lay expertise and downright craftiness with regard to injuries, whereas novices seem to keep getting hurt....   [tags: Running Sports Essays]

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The Endotracheal Tube and the Dual Lumen Combitube

- Airway management is the top priority of any EMT or medical staff. If a patient stops breathing, their airway must be preserved to facilitate artificial respiration. In an emergency and hospital setting, two tools stand above the available options in maintaining a patient’s airway in an respiratory emergency; the endotracheal tube and the dual lumen combitube. The Endotracheal tube is an airway management device used in both emergency and surgical medicine settings. Depending on manufacturer, an ET tube ranges from twenty four to twenty seven centimeters in length and varies in width per patient age, size, and gender....   [tags: EMT, nursing]

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The Importance of Wind Turbines for Renewable Energy

- ... Low-mass materials are also ideal in order to control blade weight. [5] Larger blades with larger weights are constrained by gravity and will experience greater axial and tensile stresses. Finding the best size and material for rotor blades depends on the purpose of the turbine. Smaller power demands will reduce the need for larger blades and taller turbines. Linking the rotor blades to the electrical generator is the turbine shaft. When the rotor blades spin, the shaft spins as well. The rotational energy that the blades produce is transferred to the electrical generator that is housed in the nacelle....   [tags: blades, rotation, power]

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Baseball and Statistics

- Baseball is America’s past time. No two fields are exactly identical. The only identical portion of a baseball field, depending on the league you are in, is the infield. Every Major League Baseball park has the exact same dimensions for the infield, which is a four sided square laid like a diamond with each side being equal to ninety feet. The game of baseball is played between two teams using wood or metal bats, depending on league rules, league regulated sized ball, and baseball gloves. The game is started with the home team taking the field first....   [tags: Sports]

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Low Oxygen Training in High Altitudes

- Many people have heard of low-oxygen training or high altitude training before, but probably do not know all that much about. This type of training to have an advantage in competitions is very well known amongst endurance athletes, specifically runners. Training in low-oxygen situation for short term will reap benefits for almost any athlete. Training at high altitudes is rewarding for athletes because it forces your body to make changes that will result in positive gains. While training at high altitudes the lack of oxygen causes your body to produce more red blood cells, these changes typically take around a month to occur and will last between 10 and 20 days (Dan Peterson, Live Science...   [tags: athlete, benefit, training]

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ASICS Products: Brief Overview of Company

- ASICS is a sports enthusiast company which was founded in 1949, that specializes in athletic gear. The company is known internationally for its research and development for athletic gear, most notability their running shoe. ASICS motivation when developing their line of running shoes is built around the idea of incorporating technological advances, that allow the runner to perform at their full potential and possibly even push beyond their limits. This approach is very important to ASICS because they believe that this meets their mission in bringing harmony and balance to the body and soul....   [tags: Sports, Shoes, Athletics ]

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Analysis of Article Regarding Foot Strike Patterns in Running

- In the current era of our culture, the pressure to become more fit and healthy leads to all new speculations regaurding health and our early ancestors. From eating like a “cave man” with the paleo diet to running with the trendy barefoot style running shoes, it seems like, now more than ever people are trying to mirror early Homo sapiens. Media and ads are pushing our culture to become more natural to the point that new evidence may suggest it may not be as beneficial in terms of avoiding injury for long distance runners, as discovered by Kevin Hatala, Heather Dingwall, Roshna Wundelich and Brian Richmond....   [tags: Running, Africa, Ancestors]

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Discrimination Committed by Majority Group to Minority Group in the Afghan society

- In the society of Afghanistan, the majority groups committed discriminations to the minority groups for various reasons, which was one significant theme that both novels shared in common for the reason that it played significant roles in both The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Khaled Hosseini, the author of both novels, highlighted mainly on ethnic, sexual, and social discriminations that the majority groups committed to the minority groups while blending them into the similarities of these two characters: Hassan from The Kite Runner and Mariam from A Thousand Splendid Suns in terms of births, sexualities, and educations....   [tags: Khaled Hosseini novels, story analysis]

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Running a Kite Around the Room

- Since the emergence of literature, thousands upon thousands of characters have graced our imaginations. From trouble maker Bart Simpson of the celebrated cartoon television series The Simpsons to Mr. Darcy of Jane Austen’s renowned novel Pride and Prejudice, the world has witnessed a plethora of characters in literature. Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, and Billy Collins, distinguished American poet, as well as countless other authors, share the utilization of characters in their literary works....   [tags: Hosseini, collins, compare]

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The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

- ... These actors then go through a series of events that lead up to the actual competition of 24 children fighting in an arena. Throughout The Hunger Games the actors fight through different situations that involve higher thinking solutions involving action and romance. These events allow for a descriptive story to develop which makes a good plot. The second element that makes a film a great movie is the acting. Without great acting, a film may seem empathetic and unrealistic. In great films, such as The Hunger Games, actors tend to fit the personality of the roles they are playing....   [tags: Actor, Film, Acting, The Hunger Games]

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Track And Field Of The Olympic Games

- ... Regardless of what a competitor is performing on the track or field at a meet, they are continually consolidating physics into their structure and system mechanically. Track and field has five properties of physics. You need these five properties in order to be a prodigious runner. These five properties are speed, force, kinetic/Potential energy, acceleration, and friction. These properties are very essential. Speed is the demonstration or condition of moving quickly. Mathematical statement: distance/time= speed....   [tags: Energy, Force, Pentathlon, Running]

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The Barkley Marathons

- I. Course Description The Barkley Marathons are run in the Frozen Head State Park and Natural Area near Oak Ridge in Tennessee. The park is bordered by two prisons and a coal mine and is thirty five minutes away from closest the city. The course consists of a twenty mile loop, which for the most part traces the border of the park. The actual length of the course is an issue of large debate however. The twenty mile figure was derived by the race director from a topographic map. Most that have run the loop feel that it is longer, since the distance associated with elevation change and winding trails isn't taken into account....   [tags: Description Place Essays]

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The Anglo-Saxon Period: Weapons and Warriors

- ... Another weapon used during this time was the scramaseax, which was basically a single edge knife. Eight to fourteen inches was the typical length of a scramaseax. The guard is generally unimportant, or sometimes non-existent, but many of the early scramaseaxes had ornamental pommels, often boat-shaped or lobed. During the ninth century scramaseaxes started to become longer. These were more like a single edged sword than a knife. The blades of these scramaseaxes are between twenty two to thirty two inches long and were very heavy, capable of delivering a ghastly blow....   [tags: Story of Beowolf, literary analysis, review]

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Novel Triaxial Force Sensorized Tool

- This innovative minimally invasive cutting tool with force sensing functions will be a significant asset to the medical world. The device is not merely limited to transmission of information about forces applied; this design presented is additionally small enough to be utilized within a catheter. Unique design abilities allow for improvements in minimally invasive surgeries (MIS) for both the patient and surgeon. Force feedback will deliver data to the operator to sense what is occurring during a surgical procedure; this is especially critical when visual field information is limited or obscured....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Film Analysis: City of God

- City of God is an action-packed, drama-filled, Brazilian crime film that follows the lives of several young men whose lives all take a drastic turn as the city they once knew falls to drugs, crime, violence and corruption. In my essay I will focus on three young men in particular who all seemed to be consumed by the chaos that surrounds them. Through a series of hard hitting edits, sharp camera cuts, intense imagery and vivid storytelling, the film comes to life to portray the reality of life in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, and also helps to develop each characters persona....   [tags: brazilian crime, drugs, violence, corruption]

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Medical Aspects of Running and Running-related Injuries

- Medical Aspects of Running and Running-related Injuries "Runners are the 'healthiest sick people in the world'", according to ultrarunner Jeff Robbins. In an email that I received from him he added, “One of the problems with the ultras is that you are always stressing things to the limits. Therefore problems tend to crop up. Half the fun in this sport is learning to deal with adversity no matter how it comes." Injury is a runner's most dreaded and aggravating obstacle. Sometimes no matter how much the mind wills it, the body cannot go on without causing itself permanent damage....   [tags: Sports Health Essays]

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Zeno of Elea

- Zeno of Elea Zeno of Elea was born in Elea, Italy, in 490 B.C. He died there in 430 B.C., in an attempt to oust the city's tyrant. He was a noted pupil of Parmenides, from whom he learned most of his doctrines and political ideas. He believed that what exists is one, permanent, and unchanging. Zeno argued against multiplicity and motion. He did so by showing the contradictions that result from assuming that they were real. His argument against multiplicity stated that if the many exists, it must be both infinitely large and infinitely small, and it must be both limited and unlimited in number....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Designing a Craft Knife

- This assignment has been a very successful assignment for me. Firstly I was asked to design a craft knife that had to meet these qualifications: • Safety • Ergonomically pleasing • Aesthetically pleasing • Same or better functionality as other craft knifes in target market My final design met all of these requirements and perhaps even surpassed them. My target market was people of the age 13+. This is a very large target market and the variety between each knife is different. The main problem with this field is getting an ergonomic feel for the target market....   [tags: crafts, design, ]

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The Effect Of Aerobic Endurance On Endurance Training

- ... “This master switch is known as PGC-1α, which stands for “peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-g coactivator-1α”. PGC-1α causes that favourable increase in mitochondrial density and oxidative enzyme activity, but can be activated by two completely separate signalling pathways – the calcium–calmodulin kinase (CaMK) pathway or the adenosine monophosphate kinase (AMPK) pathway” (Laursen, 2010). Figure 2. Muscular endurance can be improved using the basic principles of FITT which refers to frequency, intensity, time and type....   [tags: Muscle, Exercise, High-intensity interval training]

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Jesse Owens- More than a Great Athlete

- Jesse Owens is one of the most well known runners to ever set foot on a track. He battled his way into the Olympics. He proved to the world that it doesn't matter where you come from. He stood apart from all the other runners, black or white. not because of the records he set, the titles he earned, or the medals he gained, but because of the way he gave people hope. For what he did for races all over the world, Jesse Owens truly was the greatest man alive. Jesse was never thought of as a runner....   [tags: biography]

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The Benefits of Running

- The Benefits of Running Why do they run. Running. It’s painful, tedious, and exhausting. So, why do so many Americans do it. People run for many reasons. Most often, people run to stay in shape and to reach an ideal body weight. Studies show that a combination of diet and exercise is the most effective way to lose weight, as it triggers a loss of body fat and a proportional increase of lean tissue. Running, a rigorous cardiovascular exercise, allows a person to burn an average of 100 calories per each mile he or she runs....   [tags: Exercise Health Fitness Papers]

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Energy Sources

- Turbines A turbine is a rotary engine that gets energy from a fluid flow. The word turbine comes from the Latin word turbo, turbines; mean a “whirling or vortex” motion. Water turbines generate very reliable energy and have very simple designs. A runner, or propeller, is attached to a shaft that spins to operate alternator that generates power when the water turns the runner. These turbines fall into two categories, impulse and reaction. Impulse turbines are generated above the water, in the air, with multiple jets shooting water at the runners to make them turn, generating electricity....   [tags: Energy]

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The Benefits of Running Barefoot

- The Benefits of Running Barefoot The year was 1960 in Rome, Italy, and Abebe Bikila, a complete unknown, had just crossed the Olympic Marathon finish line. That day he became the first black African to ever win a gold medal in the Olympics, breaking the marathon record by a full eight minutes. What was most astonishing about this man. He ran the entire race barefoot, over roads and slick cobblestones in the searing heat. After the race, he was swarmed with questions. What was his background. What was his training plan....   [tags: Olympic Marathon, Sports, Running, Shoes]

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The World of Printing and the Importance of Reading

- My Systems Of Knowledge Project entitled, ‘The World of Printing and the Importance of Reading’ ponders round the timeline of printing - how this industry began and how it developed throughout the years to become what it is now. In order to gain such information, I went to Velprint, a printing press which is established in Zabbar. One of my aims was to see the printing process of some materials, some of which were books and leaflets. Furthermore, I came across the idea of a technological breakthrough; a quantum leap which made huge repercussion in this industry....   [tags: Systems Of Knowledge Project]

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The Outcast By Sadie Jones, A Critical Analysis

- THE OUTCAST Sadie Jones He put his hand onto the cold glass pane. He felt far away from himself. He imagined putting his fist through it and the jagged hole in the pane and the points of the glass still attached to the wood. He imagined dragging his wrist and his arm against them so they would cut into him. He didn’t think he would feel it. He pictured putting his face through the glass and wondered if he would feel all the pieces cut him. He closed his eyes to stop imagining it, but it was the same, picturing the glass going into him, needing to do it....   [tags: Sadie Jones]

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A Brief Biography of George S. Patton Jr.

- George S. Patton Jr.; born November 11th 1885 in San Gabriel California was born into a family of long military service. Over the course of his life he would follow this tradition and become a driving force of the allied victory in World War II. He was also a descendent of the revolutionary war brigadier general Hugh Mercer. Some family also fought for the confederacy. Along his adventures as a child he found an old confederate raider by the name of John S. Mosby. He told Patton old war stories and this drove him to carry on his family tradition and want to become a soldier....   [tags: World War II heroes]

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Wind Power: The Solution to Global Warming?

- President Barrack Obama addresses global warming, "We have to all shoulder the responsibility for keeping the planet habitable, or we're going to suffer the consequences -- together." (Leader). President Obama is explaining how more than one person or even nation causes global warming; hence, everyone needs to do their part to stop it and start healing the Earth. Global warming, an increase in the earth's atmospheric and oceanic temperatures due to an increase in the greenhouse effect resulting from pollution, is presently a major worldwide dilemma due to its influences on the endangerment of living organisms....   [tags: fuel alternative, fossil fuel, harnessing methods]

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The Lost Girl

- All I could focus on was my Mum and telling her the great news. She would be proud of me... For once. She might even see that her "waste of a space" daughter, is getting all the things she wants in life to become a doctor, she never believed I could accomplish. That was, if she was even there. Third year of high school. I walked into my house, expecting everything to be as normal. Mum sitting watching TV and my dinner sitting in the kitchen. Instead. I sat for four hours wiping tears off my face, it was almost peeling, with thoughts that I may not see my own Mother again....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Observation of a Track and Field Coach

- Observation of a Track and Field Coach I chose to observe the practices at State College for Track and Field. I primarily focused on the distance team with John as the coach. When I arrived at the first practice I observed Coach John talking to the team at the beginning of their practice. He was going over what they should focus on during their first track meet, which was coming up. His positive attitude stood out the most. He put his emphasize on having fun. He stressed the importance that they work as hard as they can to achieve their best performance but his final words were, "Have fun!" I started to realize what he stressed most for his team and that was to achieve the goals they set f...   [tags: Papers]

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How to Fish A Buzzbait

- Buzzbaits have been around for several years yet many fishermen do not fish them. This bait requires a very strong constitution to be fished properly. It also requires a lot of patience to properly fish a buzzbait. With all of that said, this bait will provide some very nice bass. Buzzbaits have evolved from the old single wing blade to several wings on the blade and now are made with plastic wings. The buzzbait is designed to produce a lot of noise and commotion on top of the water thus attracting a bass....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How To Essay]

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Attack of the Dread Ones

- "I have heard the baying of the hounds. I have seen the rocks crying out. With mine own ears I have heard the words spoken by Helikos. He wishes to see us tremble. Not only does he grasp at our lands but he wills to take our minds. Let it be known, if him or his likeness ever darkens these gates, I will vomit him out. I will drive him unto the ends of the worlds, I will scatter him as salt on the streets in the name of my father, my fathers father, and all before him. I, Vigar Brunskeggir, give out my word and lay an oath unto you....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Improving The Running Experience

- Runners are always looking for ways to become faster. An easy way to drop tremendous time and make the entire running experience easier is to improve running form. Culture has a great impact on running form; from African to Mexican tribal runners, to commercialization of strange alternatives to mainstream footwear, culture impacts every one of us. The lower body plays an obvious role in running, with emphasis on the calves, quadriceps and hamstrings. The upper body plays a key role in running as well, although its purpose is not always agreed upon....   [tags: Fitness]

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The Running Cycle

- There are two main phases to the running cycle: Support and Forward Recovery Support Phase: This is the phase when the runner is touching the ground, and makes up about 30%-40% of the running cycle. Foot-strike: The foot touches the ground slightly ahead of the center of mass. When the foot contact occurs, several actions take place: the knee flexes, the tibia internally rotates, the ankle plantar flexes, and the subtalar joint pronates (Miliron & Cavanagh, 1990). It is necessary to have a certain amount of pronation to disseminate the energy of the foot-strike....   [tags: Sport Run Running Athletics]

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Dietary Programs for Various Types of Lifestyles

- Dietary Programs for Various Types of Lifestyles In this task I will describe and explain the dietary programme for people with different types of illnesses and lifestyles. Introduction The importance of good nutrition is not a new concept, for even Hippocrates who lived 400 B.C said, "Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food". In this day and age, the issue of nutrition has become even more of important subject. At least four of the ten leading causes of death (heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes) in the United States are directly related to people’s diet....   [tags: Papers]

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We Still Need Affirmative Action

- We Still Need Affirmative Action You are a New York City taxicab driver, a very dangerous profession in our society. A young African American male hails you late at night. You observe the male's clothing and decide that this may be trouble. Despite your obligation to pick him up, you drive on. Was your decision to racially discriminate a significant one. Dinesh D' Souza, a former editor of The university newspaper, does not seem to think so. In his recent visit to the campus and in a debate over affirmative action, D'Souza asserted that racism, although it may still exist, is no longer holding back the African American community and is not a justification for affirmative action....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Jerks From North Kitsap

- The Jerks From North Kitsap November 14, 1999: What must have been the worst day in racing history, an entire cross country team was lost and found dead 21 miles off course by the Pacific Ocean. Here is the story of what was once thought to have been the best X-Country team ever. NK Runner: (Heading to police car) "I swear I didn't think they'd do it. It was just a joke. I mean, who in god's name would go that far of course anyway!. I'm innocent I tells ya. INNOCENT!" Police Man: Why did you tell them to run a different route, son....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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An Excellent Interepter

- we is student.The need and demands of interpreters have increased considerably, primarily due to an ever-growing internationalization and globalization. This growing demand for interpretation has also led to people’s thoughts of what makes a qualified interpreter. Hence, this essay will argue that, to be an excellent interpreter, one should not only have the proficiency in one or two languages but also should develop some essential skills, such as being able to comprehend the spoken text thoroughly, to predict the unfamiliar words, to develop effective note-taking skills as well as to interpret impartially and confidentially by clinging to the professional code of ethic....   [tags: Linguistics]

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Medieval Devastators

- Medieval Devastators The period of 1000 years in Europe between the 5th and 15th centuries was the time known as the Medieval Ages. During this time, most of Europe was under the control despotic feudal overlords, and the land was infested with pestilence and war. Living under the threat of invasions from foreigners, the people of Europe developed a different kind of weaponry. These weapons were found very useful to the Europeans, and devastated their enemies. This paper will examine three weapons designed in the Medieval Ages: the dagger, the rapier, and the morning star....   [tags: Papers]

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Khaled Hosseini

- Khaled Hosseini is known for the most heart wrenching stories, such as The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Hosseini's novels are projected throughout all ages, making his works extremely popular, not only throughout the nation, but also across seventy countries. As a result to this, Hosseini was immediately transformed into an international bestseller. Khaled Hosseini's successful novels are majorly based on his observations made during his childhood years in Kabul where he employs relationships not just between a parent and a child but heart felt relationship regarding marriages and siblings....   [tags: Hosseini, Kabul, Afghanistan]

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Notions of Belonging

- Belonging, whether to people or place is fundamental to our needs and it is this need to feel connected which is timeless and is what ultimately creates a sense of security and individuality. It is through this that individuals also gain acceptance within a community or culture and empowers oneself both at a personal and collaborative level. However with these positive notions of belonging inevitably come consequences of not belonging. In Peter Skrzynecki’s poems “Feliks Skrzynecki” and “St Patrick’s College”, Khaled Hosseini novel “The Kite Runner” and Peter Weir’s film “Dead Poets Society” the use of literary and filmic techniques are used to address such notions of belonging and the resul...   [tags: Study, Film/Literary Analysis]

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The Physics of Hockey

- The Physics of Hockey Physics is everywhere. Consequently, physics is a part of sports and more specifically, hockey. As the scientific discoveries progressed with time, so did the advancements in the sport of hockey, reflecting on how important and influential science truly is. Physics takes part in the ice, the skates, the protective gear, the shots, goaltending, and all other aspects of ice hockey. Skates used to be more like skis. Players glided on the ice rather than actually skated. Artifacts also show the use of animal bones as skate blades as well....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Out Board Propeller Dynamics

- Missing Figures In The fall of 2004 I purchased a boat and outboard. The company that built the boat also had the responsibility of mounting the out board. Unfortunately the company built the transom of the boat to high and this had a major effect on the boats performance. With the prop so close to the water’s surface the out board would ventilate ever time I tried to get the boat up on step. It would also ventilate on tight turns at high speeds. Unless I wanted to ship the boat back down to Seattle for modifications I would have to find a propeller that would operate effectively near the surface....   [tags: physics boat propeller]

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Medieval Weaponry

- Soldiers in medieval Europe used a variety of weapons. A soldier's choice of armor depended on the time during which he lived, the type of fighting he did, and his economic situation. For hand-to-hand combat soldiers typically used swords, axes, clubs, and spears. Crossbows, bows, and javelins served as projectiles for most of the medieval period, though firearms had begun to appear toward the end of the era. Siege weapons such as catapults helped armies break into castles and towns. Many soldiers wore armor to protect them from opponents' weapons....   [tags: weapons, knights, swords]

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Winning Isnt The Most Important Thing

- Winning Isn't The Most Important Thing Vince Lombardi's famous saying “Winning isn't the most important thing. It's the only thing” is unfortunately the motto of too many athletes today. Although winning is important and sports are, and should be taken seriously, by far, winning isn't the only thing. Putting everything you have and giving one hundred percent to the effort is also very important to competition. A team that puts everything they have into a game and comes out the losers, has a lot more to be proud of than a team who comes in first but only gave some effort....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Dreaded Curse

- The Dreaded Curse The dark and dingy room swayed before his bloodshot eyes, he had not been sleeping for days. The trees outside shook in the strong wind as though their arms were waving helplessly. The cracked glass in the window was razor sharp: daring somebody to come and test its sharpness. The sofa was black with grime and incredibly sunk in; the putrid smell that wafted in the air was almost unbearable, the wallpaper was peeling off the walls at every corner. The one light in the room flickered on and off feebly....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples]

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Yukiko: Lost Hope

- Remembering the time when her sword punctured the man that she once called father. Yukiko waked up from her coma, and scratched her curly eyebrows, “Why must I suffer from this, WHY!” she ran out the tent and began slicing anything that lay in her way. “I hate YOU!” She chanted and with one final torrential blow, the tent was sliced right into two. There are ways that she could have taken, but she had chosen the path that she knows she will regret for eternity and she also knew that there is no way of turning back....   [tags: short story]

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Physics is Everywhere Essay

- Physics is Everywhere Essay As Fall comes to a close and winter is upon us we can take an opportunity to reflect. Fall is the season of many events. For some it is the turning of the leaves that make it so memorable. For students, the excitement of a new school year and what that brings is always on the mind. Also on the mind of students, and professional fans alike, is the exhilaration and anticipation of a new season on the gridiron. This past fall I had the unique chance to document this exhilaration in a different manner....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Baseball Positions

- In the game of Baseball there are nine fielding positions. Each position is associated with a scorekeepers’ numerical number (from 1-9) to be used in scoring putouts. Each player has a special job associated with that position to help the team win. The game’s most important positions are the pitcher and the catcher. They are what the team revolves around and are called the “battery.” The pitcher’s position is known numerically as number (1) and the catcher’s is number (2). They control the tempo and intensity of the game....   [tags: Sports, Pitcher, Catcher]

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A Comparison of the Sword in Beowulf and in Other Anglo-Saxon Poems

- The Sword in Beowulf and in Other Anglo-Saxon Poems         Is the sword mentioned only in Beowulf or is it a common element in all Anglo-Saxon poetry. Is the sword described the same way as in Beowulf.   In “Beowulf and Archaeology” Catherine M. Hills states: “The most important weapon referred to in Beowulf is the sword” (305). In the poem lines 1557 ff. tell the poet’s description of the sword Beowulf finds in the mere:   Then he saw among the armor   a victory-bright blade made by the giants,                               an uncracking edge, an honor for its bearer,              the best of weapons, but longer and heavier                           than any othe...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Mythical, Marvelous and Fantastic in the Epic of Beowulf

-      Is the world of Beowulf a never-never land created by the poet. Did the poet and his original audience feel that the characters in the poem were in essence like themselves, or did they see them as ficitional creatures in an imaginary society. In Beowulf the hero is in deadly combat with Grendel’s mother in the mere. He is at the point of being killed by the monster when suddenly God shows to him the presence of a special sword nearby on the wall: Then he saw among the armor   a victory-bright blade made by the giants,                               an uncracking edge, an honor for its bearer,              the best of weapons, but longer and heavier                           than...   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essays]

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Health Related Fitness

- Health Related Fitness The definition of health related fitness is health related fitness relates to those components of health status. Our health status is: - Strength. Muscular endurance, Aerobic endurance, Flexibility and Body composition. Now I am going to explain their purpose and importance in relation to the five components of fitness. 1. Aerobic Endurance 2. Muscular Endurance 3. Body Composition 4. Flexibility 5. Strength Aerobic Endurance ================= Aerobic Endurance is the body's ability to exercise whole muscle groups over an extended period of time at moderate intensity, utilizing aerobic energy....   [tags: Papers]

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Baseball versus Softball

- Baseball versus Softball While the games of baseball and softball each have many fans, many players prefer to play one or the other but not both. Although baseball and softball are similar in many ways, they have some notable differences. The pace with which each game is played, the rules of each, and the level of leagues are different for each. While some people prefer the slower action of softball, others prefer the faster action of baseball. The game of baseball is male dominated because many males prefer the faster, harder baseball since it makes the game more of a challenge....   [tags: Papers]

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I Have Limitations

- I Have Limitations As I sat in the grass of Burke County's football field that fateful day in May, my brain was cluttered with questions and thoughts. I was busy making mental notes. Stay low, snap your trail leg, and run when you hit the ground, my mind nagged. Instinctively, I put on my running spikes, removed my warm-ups, and stretched my muscles. My concentration was interrupted as the speakers boomed, "Third and final call for all 100-meter low hurdles." In a blur I was on the starting line, staring down a horizon filled with hurdles....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Autobiographical Essay]

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Capital Punishment Essay - It’s Time to Put Murderers in Their Graves

- Death Penalty Essays – It’s Time to Put Murderers in Their Graves        You are running down the street with your best friend not too far behind.  You manage to round the corner, but you hear your friend trip. Suddenly a shot rings out.  Your friend screams. You continue to run, but look back and see the man who was following you pull out a large knife. Shocked in terror you can only blankly stare as the man proceed to cut your friend to pieces.  The blade falls once.  There is an explosion of red....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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The Second Letter of Clement of Rome to the Corinthians

- 1. Who is the author and from where is he writing. The title "The Second Letter of Clement of Rome to the Corinthians" itself states the authorship to be Clement of Rome, the same person who wrote "The First Letter of Clement of Rome to the Corinthians." This assumption is now considered incorrect. Looking at the structure of the document it is plain to see that it does not follow the same structure as that of the letters of the period, especially I Clement it is clear that the art of letter writing, such as a greeting, words of thanksgiving and closing concerns are absent....   [tags: Religion]

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The Planning and Design of Athletic Equipment

- The Planning and Design of Athletic Equipment Taking part in sports is an activity that improves our health and fitness it is possible to become injured as a result of not using the correct equipment. Let’s say you have a pair of running shoes that do not absorb the impact of road running this can cause knee and hip injuries....   [tags: Papers]

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Advances in Medical Technology

- Advances in Medical Technology Since the 1800s medical technology as made remarkable advances. The most basic instrument for a surgeon, which was a field in which Dr. Frankenstein was a pioneer, is the scalpel. There have been no drastic changes in the scalpel since it was first constructed. What has occurred are the refinements to the instrument. When Dr. Frankenstein wielded the instrument it was a simple steel blade with an ivory handle. Although the instrument was adequate it was not completely sterile because of the ivory handle....   [tags: Medicine]

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Female Genital Mutilation

-           Imagine a young girl; the harsh African sun is kissing her bronzed skin. The warm golden sand tickles her petite and tattered feet. The immense gold earrings she wears beats against her slender neck. Her stature is of a queen, yet she walks to an uncertain death. She stands in front of a small hut, or a tent. She glances back and sees the majestic sun that had once kissed her neck now set and somewhat leave her abandoned. She exists alone in front of that diminutive hut or tent and out comes a man....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Slapshots And Turns

- Slap shots and Turns A downhill skier gracefully completes another turn while an ice hockey player checks an opponent into the glass. The skier sails off a jump like an eagle, just as the hockey player absorbs the blows of opposing players like a tank. The skier lands the jump with precision, as the hockey player stumbles towards the opposing goal. The skier gracefully passes the finish line and stops just as the hockey player shoots the puck. As the skier notices the time of his run, he cries tears of joy because he has just won the gold medal....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Without Guilt

- Man has struggled with guilt since the first sin. In the Bible, after Adam and Eve disobey God and eat the forbidden fruit, they discover something new; the feeling of guilt. The same feeling is laced in the pages of Khaled Hosseini’s, The Kite Runner. Amir is a profound example of the destructive tendencies of unmanaged guilt. Not only does Amir’s guilt haunt him continually, it follows him wherever he goes for most of his life. While guilt is not a desired emotion by itself, after reading The Kite Runner, one can’t help but feel that good often comes about because of guilt....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Heartbreak Hill

- Karl was on the final lap, approaching Heartbreak Hill in the marathon race. His breathing was already rough and scraggy, the air escaping from his tired lungs in gasps and wheezes. Karl knew that Heartbreak Hill was his toughest challenge. If he could go over this hill, today he would be the winner in the Boston Marathon. Even if he could just reach the top of the hill, then the rest of the course was downhill and fairly easy to finish. He glanced back and saw that the runner immediately behind him, was still a distance away and that renewed his confidence....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Japanese Katana

- A popular ancient Japanese saying states that “The sword is the soul of the warrior.” (Buchanan 120) The warrior in the proverb pertains to the samurai of feudal Japan and the sword refers to their most prominent weapon, the Katana. An ancient blade made through a complicated forging process, the Katana is truly a work of art. Also known as the Japanese long sword or the samurai sword, the Katana is a curved, single-edged blade with ridges along its exterior. It is primarily used as a weapon to cut down or slash its foes (Robinson 28)....   [tags: Art, Sword, Samurai]

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Running Training

- Running Training For the past several years runners all over the world have been trying to figure out and arguing over the simple question: “Is high mileage training better than low mileage, during training season?” Kenyan’s in Africa have been running unbelievable amounts of mileage for years, and tend to always be in the top field in any race over five thousand meters. While Africans have been leading the fields for years, where do the best US runners end up. Not in the lead pack. Perhaps they are training too hard to be like their Kenyan counterparts....   [tags: Compare Contrast Papers]

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Gillette Company Overview

- Gillette Company Overview Introduction: On Gillette’s 25th anniversary, back in 1926 King C. Gillette announced what was to release the companies’ flag ship product, the world’s first safety razor. "There is no other article for individual use so universally known or widely distributed.” This product is still a world leader but has been accompanied by many other Gillette products that have quickly become established as market leaders across every field they enter. “The Gillette Company today is the global market leader in nearly a dozen major consumer products categories, principally in the grooming, alkaline battery and oral care businesses.” In over 100 years of business, Gillette has...   [tags: Business Management Marketing Essays]

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Mirror Dance

- Mirror Dance There are some paintings that simply capture the essence of life within their still frames such as the painting of the "Mirror Dance" in R.A. Salvatore’s novel Crystal Shard. The painting depicts two characters set in a darkened background. The faint light of the moon casts shadows down upon the grassy floor on which the sylvan warrior and human assassin battle. The glimmer of the moon reflects upon a small, nearby pool of water. A silver sparkle in the distance marks the nearby city of Silvery Moon....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hydroelectric Power

- Hydroelectric Power The idea of electricity started around 500 B.C. as the Greek philosopher Thales experimented with amber, a fossilized tree sap, by rubbing it and observing that it starts to attract certain types of materials, this is the first documented study of static electricity. In 1646 the term electricity was coined by Walter Charlton to describe the attraction of the different materials. Throughout the 1700's many advancements in the study of electricity were made to include the idea of ferrous and non ferrous elements, the storage of an electrical charge is successful, and in 1794 the first battery was successfully used, up till this time the only forms of electricity was static...   [tags: Papers]

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sausage making

- Making Sausage...The Steps to Follow Wash your hands please 1. Wash the meat in the sink with cool water, allow to drain Cut the meat into smaller cubes, trim any excess gristle/sinew/connective tissue. 2. Grind the meat (be careful with your fingers), if there are problems with the grinder, contact your teacher.. Keep these hints in mind - 1. don't force the meat through the grinder - it will grind at its own pace 2. you may have to stop grinding the meat to clean the discs and the blade occasionally, as there may be sinew caught around the blade 3....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Suicide

- Everyone hates me for what I am. They all think I am strange. They stare as if i were the main attraction at a freak show. I hate myself for what i am not: social, outgoing and happy. No one would miss me if I died. I cannot take the torment of living in this world anymore. I would be better off dead. I sit on bed in my candle-lit room, the black velvet curtains drawn shut. The smoke from the burning incescents swirls throughout the room the in the pale flickering light. The melancholy sounds of Nine-Inch-Nails softly echoes in the corners....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Alternative Energy

- Alternative Sources for Energy Millions and millions of barrels of oil, coal, and natural gases are being pumped out of the ground on a daily basis. These fuels are being used to heat homes, run machines, and take people from place to place. It has become a part of everyday living; just as essential as food and water. The more resources that is being pumped, the more people want it. Society has an insatiable thirst for this form of energy that is unyielding. It is a never ending cycle of supply and demand....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Paavo Nurmi

- Paavo Nurmi is considered by some to be the greatest runner of all time. He was known as "The King of Runners" or the "Flying Finn". Famous all over the world, Nurmi became an unending source of national pride for the newly independent Finland. Paavo Nurmi was driven by love of running. He had a burning will to succeed in life, and racing was his way to gain recognition from his fellow men and to fulfil the high standards he had set for himself. Martti Jukola, a famous Finnish sports journalist, wrote in 1935: "There was something inhumanly stern and cruel about him, but he conquered the world by pure means: with a will that had supernatural power." At three Ol...   [tags: essays research papers]

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- , cricket played a role in the evolution of organized baseball. From this British game came umpires and innings, and early baseball writers like Henry Chadwick used cricket terminology such as "batsman," "playing for the side," and "excellent field" in describing early baseball games. Likewise, the pioneer baseball innovator Harry Wright, a cricket professional turned baseball manager, drew heavily on his cricket background in promoting baseball as a professional team sport in the United States....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Swords The sword was the predominant weapon of the knight during the Middle Ages. According to the Arms and Armor Glossary, "Swords have a long tapered, usually two edged blade ranging from 32" to more than 72" In length ending in a point which was sometimes, but not always, used for thrusting." Knights used swords in battle because they were very light. In weight, ranging from 3-5 pounds. The first metal swords were made of bronze, but later they were crafted of iron. From the period of the sixth century until the fifteenth century the most popular weapon for both knights and squires was the broadsword....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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- The Mirror Steam rose from the water and filled the bathroom with ghostly, swirling eddies, and phantasms of white, transparent ribbons of vapor. Tracy basked in the water, relishing the prickly fingers of hot water as it soothed the muscles of her body. Her red hair lay in wet, matted strings over her shoulders and breasts. Her eyelids were closed, hiding her deep, emerald green eyes. Tears squeeze from her eyes as the memory of the phone call echoed through her mind. It had been a woman’s voice on the other end of the line, and she had asked for Justin, Tracy’s husband....   [tags: essays research papers]

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