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Lifting as We Climb - Lifting as We Climb Harriet Jacobs, Frances E. W. Harper, and Anna Julia Cooper are three African American female writers who have greatly impacted the progress of "black womanhood." Through their works, they have successfully dispelled the myths created about black women. These myths include two major ideas, the first being that all African American women are perceived as more promiscuous than the average white woman. The second myth is that black women are virtually useless, containing only the capabilities of working in white homes and raising white children....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Nursing: Lifting, Transferring And Positioning Of Patients - Nursing: Lifting, Transferring and Positioning of Patients ABSTRACT Lifting, transferring and positioning of patients is frequently undertaken by nurses on each working day. This is necessary for patient comfort, medical reasons and completion of self care needs. Lifting can be done in numerous ways. As well as the nurse physically lifting or moving patients, a number of devices are also available to assist in the transfer of patients. These range from straps that are attached to or placed under the patients, to mechanical hoists and lifters....   [tags: essays research papers] 2079 words
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Bilateral Shoulder Dislocation from Weight Lifting - While doing seated behind-the-neck military presses, a young man of 22 years, experienced bilateral anterior dislocation of the shoulders. He came into the emergency department complaining of acute bilateral shoulder stiffness and pain. He claimed to have been performing behind-the-neck military presses with a 108-lb (50kg) weight while being spotted by a training partner. While performing the military presses, he suddenly felt that his shoulders were going out of place, and lost control of the bar....   [tags: essays research papers] 577 words
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Misconceptions about Phisique Portrayed by the Media - In society today the media misrepresents a lot of things giving people the wrong impression and false beliefs that something is what it isn’t or gives them the belief that they might be able to achieve something that is not very likely to be achieved. Media today is all about making money and trying to persuade people to consume as much as they can. The paper that you are about to read focuses on how the media incorrectly portrays weight lifting and working out in the gym in general. They show misleading photos and advertisement that could give a person the false impression that working out is easy and idea of the perfect body is only a couple pushups away....   [tags: working out, weight lifting]
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The Social Dynamics of the Weight Room - The Social Dynamics of the Weight Room Missing Works Cited As I walk down the streets of Hollywood, I can’t help but notice all the billboards advertising numerous products. The symbols of these products are beautiful young people with rock hard, chizzled bodies. It is interesting to note what defines a female as beautiful and a male as beautiful. The females seem to look extremely thin with tight arms, stomachs and buttocks’. These models for “Levi’s” or “Banana Republic” don’t have all the curves, but look feminine in a rather boyish manner....   [tags: Personal Narrative Weight Lifting Essays] 3725 words
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Lifting the Veil: The Deconstruction of Gender and Sexuality within Relationships in Pride and Prejudice - Pride and Prejudice is about a strong, nature-loving woman named Elizabeth Bennet whose relationship with Fitzwilliam Darcy, her equal, is challenged by her prejudices towards him and societal prejudices towards their relationship due to their differences in economic class. In the Victorian era, gender roles were presumed. A man was assumed to be strong, intelligent, reasonable, aggressive, while a woman was assumed to be emotional, timid, and weak. This essay will explore the deconstruction of gender stereotypes, which are defined as: “… the psychological traits and characteristics of, as well as the activities appropriate to, men or women” (Brannon) in Pride and Prejudice....   [tags: Literary Analysis, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Physics of Human Strength - Welcome to the Physics of Strength What make a person strong. According to Frederick Hatfield, Ph.D. and former world record holder in the Squat, there are 38 factors affecting strength. I have put them here for you to read quickly, but the original article can be found on www.drsquat.com. 1. Muscle Fiber Arrangement 2. Musculoskeletal Leverage 3. Tissue Leverage 4. Freedom of Movement Between Fibers 5. Tissue Viscoelasticity 6. Intramuscular/intracellular friction 7. Ratio of Fiber Types 8....   [tags: physics sport sports weight lifting strong] 2573 words
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Cross-Listing - Cross-listing can be defined as the listing of a company’s shares in a stock exchange beyond its home country boundaries. It can also be termed as a secondary listing for firms those which are already listed in their home country. Typically, when companies grow bigger and diversify business, they opt for cross-listing to raise capital from larger and more liquid foreign markets. In 2009, nearly 3100 firms cross listed their equity on major overseas stock exchanges globally (World Federation of Exchanges, 2010, list provided in appendix) ....   [tags: Business, Stock Exchange] 941 words
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How to Properly Lift Weights - Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned professional, knowing how to lift weights properly is a critical aspect to exercising. Knowing the proper way to lift weights can increase the effectiveness of exercising and avoid injury. Weight lifting can be fun and a great way to lose weight and keep it off. Getting started by learning the proper methods will help make this activity fun and effective. 1. Warm up before lifting weights. Light walking or jogging for 5 minutes before lifting weights and exercising gets the blood flowing to the muscles and gives a light stretch....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How To Essay] 581 words
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A Nurse Manager's Role in Reducing Musculoskeletal Disorders - A nurse manager plays an important role on a hospital unit. Evans defines the role of a nurse manager as one who makes sure all the needs required on a daily basis are accomplished (Evans, 2011). Evans goes on to say that one primary responsibility of a nurse manager acting in the position of a leader is to “raise the level of expectation and help employees reach their highest level of potential excellence” (Evans, 2011). With this said, it is important to identify potential barriers and problems that a nurse manager would face on a given unit and create or adopt evidence-based interventions to eliminate these problems....   [tags: hospitals, nurse manager, shoulder injuries]
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Athletic Training and Preventing Injuries - Evidence of lifting weights can be traced back to the origins of man. As far back as cave painting and scrolls, there exists evidence of weightlifting. Initially as an expression of strength, to competition and functional training, weightlifting has carved its path through the ages. It has taken on a new role in the modern world; athletic training. With an entirely new emphasis in sports on speed, strength, and flexibility; weightlifting is more popular than ever. Unfortunately, young athletes often do more harm than good by injuring themselves lifting....   [tags: Health Care]
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The Painful Truth About Back Injuries - By becoming educated on the risk factors that cause back injuries, a majority of the general population can prevent agonizing and potentially disabling pain during their lifetimes. Back injuries can occur gradually over time as a result of trauma caused by repetitive activity or can result from a single traumatic event (Back). The signs and symptoms of a back injury may include pain when trying to assume a normal posture, decreased mobility, and pain when standing from a seated position (Back). Warning signs that should cause concern may include radiating pain down a leg, numbness or loss of sensation in a leg, weakness or loss of muscular strength in a leg, constant pain in the back or leg...   [tags: Health]
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The Luxuries of Weight Training - In the United States, a mere fifteen percent of the population regularly weight trains. This percentage shows just how few of us actually take part in weight lifting. The lack of participation may be a big contributor to many of this country’s health problems because it acts as such a fantastic “prevention system.” A few of the health problems it thwarts include osteoporosis, diabetes, colon cancer, heart attacks, and physical injuries. It’s a very advantageous training that everyone that’s capable of doing it should take part in it actively....   [tags: Health ]
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How to be Physically Fit by Doing Physical Exercises - What is physical exercise. There are no other safe options to be physically fit but to do physical exercise. But first what is physical exercise. Physical exercise is any bodily activity that increase or maintain physical fitness. To be able to do physical exercise you need healthy body, endurance, strength, flexibility, balance, etc… It helps ourselves to be healthier, and we should do this regularly to maintain or to improve our body and health. Being Obese is really hard like you always get bullied in school, hard finding clothes, hard to breath, and etc… If you are overweight physical exercise can really solve your problem you just really need to persuade yourself to be norm...   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]
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Health & Safety in Sport - Legislation means the act of producing laws for governing bodies. A directive is a final decision made by an official body which either has or has not a binding force. The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974’s purpose is to make sure that employers take reasonable steps to ensure the full health, safety and wellbeing of their employees while they are at work. These steps include: • Reviewing your current health and safety system • Identifying potential hazards in the working place • Deciding on who might be harmed and how • Evaluating risks and deciding on precautions • Implementing on them The benefits of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 both to employer and employees include: • There are...   [tags: Workplace Health and Safety] 1198 words
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An Evaluation of the Construction of Britannia Bridge - Completed in 1850 Brittania Bridge was the brainchild of Robert Stephenson and at the time was at the cutting edge of civil engineering, with all aspects of construction being on an unprecedented scale. Construction began in 1846 and was completed by 1850, it was intended that the bridge carry the Chester and Holyhead railway across the Menai Strait. Brittania Bridge had to be a tubular bridge to meet the criteria set by the board of admiralty, that the span of the bridge should be at least 100ft above the Menai Straits at all points....   [tags: Engineering ]
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Use and Maintenance of Cranes - As is known, people always have produced technological tools to facilitate their work, so cranes are one of the best inventions produced by people. This invention is the use of energy in machine.Before the invention, Man power and animal power was used in order to lift up very big and heavy materials, but Technological developments have appeared in this case and Cranes are produced.” First crane design was drawn at B.C. 5th century by Roman architect Vitreous.”(Wikipedia, 2013). If we explain the Crane; “ The crane has a pulley located at the top of....   [tags: construction, man power]
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How To Swim The Breaststroke - How to Swim the Breaststroke The breaststroke is the oldest known swimming stroke and is one of four strokes used in competitive swimming. This stroke is also very popular in leisure swimming because the head can be held up, making vision and breathing easy and because the swimmer can rest between strokes if needed. Swimmers can also use the breaststroke in survival swimming and in lifesaving situations. Since the breaststroke has many uses and is easy to learn, it is one of the best strokes to teach a beginning swimmer....   [tags: essays research papers] 727 words
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Audience Analysis - Over the course of my observations of McComas Gym’s weight room, it was easy to figure out what type of audience would be interested in my essay. Based off this audience, I developed a persona who represents the weight room community by combining many of the characteristics I observed in individuals in the weight room. My developed persona is an ideal representative of an “insider” to the weight room community, as well as a representative of my essay’s audience. The type of audience who would be interested in the essay I wrote would be members of the actual weight lifting community....   [tags: Writing] 994 words
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Bodybuilding Injury Prevention - Bodybuilding has been around a long time, so it makes sense that a few go-to exercises have made their place in the gym. But, today, we have the technology and expertise to avoid what actually hurts us and adjust to what works best. Here is a list of the major back and joint killers everyone does, but shouldn't. 1) LEG EXTENSIONS The weight is based at your ankles, so the torque applied to your knees is significantly higher than what you're really lifting and causes undue stress on your joints and tendons....   [tags: exercises, joints, strain] 534 words
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Safety Intervention - The goal of a nurse is to promote holistic health and well-being for their clients as well as educate and carry out preventive measures to protect clients from illness and injury. Safety is an issue that can protect both nurses themselves as well as their clients and surrounding community. Ergonomics of nurses and performing in a manner of proper technique protects the nurse directly and the client indirectly. Training for terrorism also affects both nurse and client. Researchers and organizations spend large amounts of time and money to determine the most effective methods and technology to ensure safety and continue the vision of improved nursing care....   [tags: Nursing]
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Is Whaling Humane? - Introduction Whaling has become a global environmental issue as vast numbers of whales are killed commercially and scientifically every year. Intense debate on the necessity of whaling has been stirred but failed to be resolved due to the lacking of pragmatic measures employed by the responsible parties. Whaling nations continue to defend their whaling right for cultural and research purposes. Yet, ethical and humanity issues are among the controversial disputes raised by concerned public. In February 2010, International Whaling Commission (IWC) proposed a plan of lifting whaling ban by limiting scientific whaling activities with the intention of reducing overall number of whales killed be...   [tags: The Whaling Controversy]
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Professional Level Sport - When observing any professional level sport, it is amazing how individuals can carefully articulate and execute their actions and movements. They are able to refine their movements to minimize the amount of energy they are exerting while performing their sport. I find professional level sports to be very intriguing because they perform their motor behaviors so effortlessly, and maximize the efficiency of their actions by using only the energy that is required. They have refined their skills and learned how to use their bodies to achieve their maximum potentials....   [tags: nutrition, bodies, Carbohydrates]
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The Process of Becoming Healthy and Physically Fit - America is one of the most obese countries in the world, with so many technologies making life easier for people no wonder why so many people are gaining weight in larger amounts than in the past. There are endless amounts of things people do to get out of doing actual physical work. An example would be the grocery store down the street. 9/10 people would most likely drive 1 mile down the road instead of getting up and going for a nice walk. Another technological advancement is the computer, Television, and the biggest one, video games....   [tags: health & fitness] 1042 words
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What Are the Symptoms of Disc Degeneration? - A 36-year-old man presents with low back pain since the past two weeks. He reports that it came on while he was lifting a heavy object. Since that time, the pain has been intermittent and is located in the lumbar area of his spine. Describe in detail possible signs and symptoms in a patient that has intervertebral disc disease versus a musculoskeletal disorder. How would the treatment vary between the two disorders. What is intervertebral disc disease. According to Grossman and Porth (2014), the intervertebral disc is considered to be on of the most critical components of the weight bearing structures in the spine....   [tags: lumbar spine, arthritic pain]
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The Failure of The Berlin Blockade - The Berlin Blockade What were the main factors that ultimately led to the failure of the Berlin Blockade. Word Count: 1957 TABLE OF CONTENTS A. Plan of the investigation ……………………………………………………………………….. 3 B. Summary of Evidence …………………………………………………………………………. 4 C. Evaluation of Sources .…...…………………………………………………………………….. 6 D. Analysis ………………………………………………………………………………………... 8 E. Conclusion ……………………………………………………………………………………… 10 F. List of Sources ………………………………………………………………………………….. 11 A....   [tags: The Cold War]
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A Career as a Plastic Surgeon - There are many different surgeons in the world, but being a Plastic Surgeon can be a life changing career. It offers you a vast knowledge of beauty and medical field. Plastic Surgeons are medical doctors that deal with defects on people’s body. Many people are proud that Plastic Surgeons exist, because it makes them look better and gives them a lot of confidence. Being a Plastic Surgeon can be a challenging profession because it can help change people’s lives, it can offer a wealthy future, and it also involves a lot of creativity and technology....   [tags: Career Essays]
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The Effects of Aerobic Exercise Among Adolescents with Mild to Moderate Depression - The Effects of Aerobic Exercise Among Adolescents with Mild to Moderate Depression Kaplan and Sadock (as cited in Brollier, Hamrick & Jacobson, 1994) stated that depression, during the teen years, has become an increasing area of concern in psychiatry (Kaplan & Sadock, 1991. Kashani, Carlson, Beck, Hoeper, Corcoran, McAllister, Fallahi, Rosenberg and Reid (as cited in Brollier, Hamrick ,& Jacobson, 1994) studied the prevalence of depression in adolescents and reported that approximately 8% of adolescents experienced depressive disorders....   [tags: Papers Health Exercise Essays]
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Mental Imagery and Its Impact on Athletic Performance - Mental Imagery and Its Impact on Athletic Performance Jim just sat there before his match. Everyone else was running and warming up, but Jim just sat there. When the dual started, Jim went out on the mat and pinned his opponent, after showing excellent technique. The rest of the team lost. They didn't understand it; they would work out before the dual and couldn't win, but all Jim did was sit there and he won while showing excellent skill. Later they found out that Jim was using a technique of mental imagery, and he wasn't just sitting there....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Lift the Trade Ban on Cuba - Unlock the Gate to Cuba In the long and turbulent history between Cuba and the United States, it can well be argued that Cuba did not turn out quite like its other Latin American peers. Things seemed to be on the right track in the early 1900’s, when it appeared that Cuba was destined for a future of “independence”, like its neighbour Puerto Rico and it was yet another South American nation rife with the now atypical blend of affluent American investors and poor workers usually native to the land herself....   [tags: essays research papers] 2003 words
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Winter and Sunny Weather Systems - Weather is a fascinating subject. It is such an intricate and amazing process, which our mother earth goes through on a daily basis. All over the world, weather seems to be a very important aspect for our everyday lives. For instance; sunny weather can bring on a very harmonious and beautiful atmosphere, while cloudy and rainy weather can bring about tragedy. In 1998; the earth experienced an El Nino which brought on fierce weather, flooding, and hurricanes. Weather systems are very broad and detailed, so please; sit back and enjoy as I attempt to tackle the subject of weather systems....   [tags: essays research papers] 1515 words
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Overview of Crossfit Fitness - Introduction Obesity is a growing issue across the United States. A study in 2009 showed that 35% of Americans were obese (Ogden, Carroll, Kit, & Flegal, 2012). Those within 35% are not the ones only suffering the effects related to obesity. In 1998, the medical costs of obesity were approximately 78.5 billion dollars. That number had risen to 147 billion as of 2006, and half of the costs were paid by Medicare and Medicaid (Finkelstein, Trogdon, Cohen, & Dietz, 2013). Obesity is defined as a weight higher than a healthy weight for a certain height....   [tags: social issues, obesity]
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Sticking To The Weights - 1…2…3…4…5. I had to get stronger before the next basketball season at La Puente High School. I was pushing myself hard when it came to lifting weights and running. I thought I could catch up with all the time I missed during the last six weeks of last year. I was out of the end of the season last year from a torn muscle in my hip. I knew I was weak and out of shape compared to the other players that were going to be on the team next season. I pushed myself very hard for the first couple of weeks....   [tags: essays research papers] 634 words
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Footwear Impressions - Footwear impressions have been used as a tool for law enforcement for over 200 years. In 1786, William Richardson committed a murder and when trying to flee the scene stepped in the marsh which made footprints on a path. The Stewart-Deputy took an impression and noted that it was a rounded toed shoe and that the shoe would have nails on the sole. Every male at the funeral had to have their shoes measured and inspected. This procedure led them to Richardson, who tried to deny any involvement, but with witness statements, footwear evidence and other trace evidence was convicted of murder; he confessed to the crime before he was executed (Chambers, 1832) ....   [tags: Law Enforcement, Investigations]
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For the love of the game - For The Love Of The Game The poem, “Black Hair by Gary Soto describes a boy who had and probably still has a love and passion for baseball. Many images throughout this poem support this fact. For example, “In the bleachers I was brilliant with my body, waving players in and stomping my feet,” “His crouch the one I assumed before an alter of worn baseball cards in my room,” and “…in my mind I rounded the bases with him, my face flared, my hair lifting/Beautifully,” show how much he loves the game of baseball by putting himself, through imagination, into the game as if he was a player or coach himself....   [tags: essays research papers] 499 words
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Saddam Hussein as the Chief Conspirator - Saddam Hussein as the Chief Conspirator Saddam Hussein is the chief conspirator in the perpetuation of the sanctions imposed on Iraq. It is he who gives America and the United Nations the pretext to renew the sanctions each time they are about to be reviewed by the Security Council. This matter is evident to anyone pursuing the crisis, which Baghdad fabricated with the international weapons inspectors. Every time, the Iraqi government prevents them from entering a site or a building, and then they retract and allow the inspectors to enter once the purpose of generating the crisis is fulfilled....   [tags: Papers] 445 words
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OCCUPATIONAL BACK INJURIES DURING MANUAL HANDLING OF MATERIAL - INDEX PAGE INTRODUCTION 3 ERGONOMICS 4 OBJECTIVES OF ERGONOMICS 4 RESULTS OF ERGONOMIC APPLICATIONS 5 THE BACK STRUTURE 6 BACK AND BACK PROBLEMS 6 Back injuries 6 Causes of back injuries 7 The following are common causes of back injuries:– 7 Back injury prevention 8 Back injury-preventative techniques 8 Techniques 9 Strategies 9 ORIGINAL LIFTING MODEL 10 Strain index (SI) = 10 Action limit 11 Maximum permissible limit 11 Administrative controls 12 Engineering controls 12 Limitations of the NIOSH lifting model 13 LEGISLATIVE TRENDS: STANDARDS, GUIDELINES AND INTERVENTION PROGRAMMES 13 CONCLUSION 14 APENDI...   [tags: essays research papers] 2260 words
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A View From the Bridge - Arthur Miller - A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE We have been studying 'A view from the Bridge' which has been written by Arthur Miller. This is the story of Eddie Carbone who is an Italian American who lives with his wife Beatrice and niece Catherine, When Beatrice's cousins Marco and Rodolpho, seek refuge as illegal immigrants from Sicily, Eddie agrees to give them shelter. Catherine falls in love with Rodolpho, which creates trouble. Eddie's jealousy culminates in an unforgivable crime against his family and the Italian community....   [tags: English Literature] 2680 words
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The Strength Trainer?s Guide to Success - Your body has about 650 muscles. No matter that you care about just four or five of them, all of which can be sculpted with maybe a half-dozen strength-training exercises. You still need all of them to perform the normal functions of everyday life; breathing, eating, walking, sucking in your stomach at the beach. Of course everyone wants to have the perfect body; however, few of us don’t effectively know how to reach our body building goals. Since muscle growth is such a slow process, weight-lifting should be broken down into three muscle developing stages....   [tags: essays research papers] 1038 words
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Archimede's Iron Claw - Archimedes Iron Claw was one of Archimedes’ greatest inventions. It was incredible machine, the likes of which had never been seen before and was likely never seen again after the Second Punic War. The claw was employed in the year 213 B.C.E. when Roman warships attacked the coastline of Syracuse. Archimedes employed an ingenious system of long range catapults and ballistae along with the iron claw and other machines for surprising any enemies that got within close range of the wall. Part of the genius of the iron claw is that, by Polybius’s description, it seems to have been operable by only one man while having the power to take out an entire quinquereme weighing roughly 100 metric tons....   [tags: Innovation ]
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State Diplomacy Models - State Diplomacy Models Through recent history, state diplomacy wad divided dichotomously, only involving soft or hard power. Soft power is the ability to obtain preferred outcomes through attraction while hard power involves the use of coercion and payments to force the other party to consent to the coercer nation’s desires . When determining which diplomatic approach to pursue, countries often consider four core motivations: its past relations with the target country, its international image or the image it wishes to project, its citizens’ level of implicit consent, and dependent and independent variables....   [tags: Carrot and Stick, Commercial Opportunities]
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Classification Essay - Weight Lifters - Classification Essay - Weight Lifters   Entertainment has been an established part of the American culture almost since its founding. The types of entertainment that most Americans enjoy in today's world are going to the movies, going out to eat, and exercising. Different forms of exercise vary from running and playing sports to weight lifting. Those who enjoy weight lifting can choose to do so in the privacy of their home, in a community center like the YMCA, or in a health club. At a health club one can expect to find a wide variety of people; however, some of these people add to the downside of working out at a local health club because they can be annoying and obnoxious....   [tags: Classification Essays Gym Working Out] 822 words
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Health and fitness related components - Health and fitness related components Fitness plays a small though significant part in the success of a cricketer. There are several components of fitness that are important for success for all players. To be a successful member for a team one needs to be healthy. A state of complete mental, physical and social well-being is considered as being healthy. Mental health can be observed as the ability to concentrate on a subject for a long period of time, control emotions and think logically through a problem....   [tags: Papers] 951 words
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Designing a Fitness Program - Designing a Fitness Program When designing a fitness programme it is very important to remember that the traing period and structure must be split up into three main sections. Warm up, Conditioning and warm down. Warming up is a must for all training programmes as it reduces the risk of injury this can come in the form of star jumps jogging and flexing. Warming up also increases muscle contraction and it also stimulates the cardio activity (heart rate). The warm up may also increase the mental preparation of the mind Conditioning Conditioning is the main bulk of the activity that is going to build your muscle strength etc....   [tags: Free Essays] 403 words
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The Significance of the Townspeople and Emily's Father in A Rose for Emily - A necrophiliac is described as a person who has an obsessive fascination with death and corpses (Mifflin 1). Emily, a necrophiliac in the story, “A Rose for Emily,” is a deranged, lost, and confused woman. A story filled with many symbols that help the stories meaning. The only man Emily knew growing up was her father. He taught her to trust no man, and no man would ever be good for her. He was highly favored through the town and everyone looked to him. The small town of curious and nosey people makes the story of “A Rose for Emily.” The town’s people are curious to know Emily’s every step, or wondering what she is going to do next, her appearance, and where the horrible smell in her house c...   [tags: A Rose For Emily, William Faulkner] 1172 words
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Literary Devices in Updike's “The Great Scarf of Birds” - In his poem “The Great Scarf of Birds”, John Updike uses a flock of birds to show that man can be uplifted by observing nature. Updike’s conclusion is lead up to with the beauty of autumn and what a binding spell it has on the two men playing golf. In Updike’s conclusion and throughout the poem, he uses metaphors, similes, and diction to show how nature mesmerizes humans. In John Updike’s poem “The Great Scarf of Birds”, he uses diction and figurative speech to depict the beautiful autumn season to show how inspiring and uplifting nature is to man....   [tags: Poetry] 682 words
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How does Sunset Boulevard represent the Hollywood Studio System? - Sunset Boulevard directed by Billy Wilder in 1950 is based on how Norma Desmond, a huge Hollywood star, deals with her fall from fame. The film explores the fantasy world in which Norma is living in and the complex relationship between her and small time writer Joe Gillis, which leads to his death. Sunset Boulevard is seen as lifting the ‘face’ of the Hollywood Studio System to reveal the truth behind the organisation. During the time the film was released in the 1950s and 60s, audiences started to see the demise of Hollywood as cinema going began to decline and the fierce competition of television almost proved too much for the well established system....   [tags: Film Analysis]
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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the Workplace - People with disabilities have become an integral part of the workforce. The ADA forbids discrimination against people with disabilities when recruiting, hiring, training, and compensating employees (Sotoa & Kleiner, 2013). The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental and establishes requirements for telecommunications relay services (activities (Stryker, R. (2013). Employers are not allowed to ask employees if they have a disability....   [tags: discrimination, accommodations]
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The Economic Impact of the Mexican Peso Crisis - In 1994, the world saw the decline of the Mexican Peso, leading to what is now considered as the Mexican Peso Crisis. The crisis was characterized by the drastic decline in the value of the Mexican Peso. The Mexican Peso Crisis is considered significant because of its impact on other parts of the region, including Brazil. The following is a discussion of the causes and impact of the Mexican Peso Crisis. The events/causes that led up to the devaluation of the peso The Mexican Peso Crisis can be traced to the decision of then president Zedillo’s decision to reverse the government’s then policy that imposes tight controls on the Mexican Peso....   [tags: Economics ]
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