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A Brief Theology of Sports

A number of years ago I was a speaker at a camp for young people. When the first group game time came, one of the leaders began by telling a parable based on Genesis 1-3. He described the joys of playing games in the Garden of Eden where the emphasis was simply on the joy of play. But one day the serpent entered the garden and tempted the Eden-dwellers with the idea of points. They gave in to the temptation and began keeping score in their games and this led to all kinds of evils – competition, lust for winning, cheating, anger and fights. They lost the simple joy of play. The leader told this parable to let the young people know that this week at the camp they would be introduced to non-competitive games. There were no points, no winners or losers, just the joy of play. But there was one serious problem – the games were totally and completely boring. Day after day less and less of the young people showed up for ...

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Sport and the Russian Revolution

“People will divide into “parties” over the question of a new gigantic canal, or the distribution of oases in the Sahara (such a question will exist too), over the regulation of the weather and the climate, over a new theatre, over chemical hypotheses, over two competing tendencies in music, and over a best system of sports.” – Leon Trotsky, Literature and Revolution At the start of the twentieth century sport had not flourished in Russia to the same extent as in countries such as Britain. The majority of the Russian population were peasants, spending hours each day on back-breaking agricultural labour. Leisure time was difficult to come by and even then people were often exhausted from their work. Of course people did still play, taking part in such traditional games as lapta (similar to baseball) and gorodki (a bowling game). A smattering of sports clubs existed in the larger cities but they remained the preserve of the richer members of society. Ice hockey was beginning to grow in popularity, and the upper echelons of society ...

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Basketball: A Brief History

I have been an NBA basketball fan since young. In the midst of the NBA legends, Michael Jordan is probably the only timeless superstar who inspire awe, admiration and respect for people around the world. Over the last twenty years, no single basketball player has achieved the kind of cult status like Michael Jordan. His ability to turn around critical situation in a game is simply mesmerizing. His superman image has created profound inspiration for millions of fans. Michael Jordan epitomizes the character strength of tenacity and determination, which has had tremendous influence on the personality development of countless teenager fans since his time. Despite his quiet demeanor, Michael Jordan has an immense internal drive that never allow himself to be defeated. Deep inside, he was not one to challenge. His ability to rise up and strike down an opponent was simply awe-inspiring, to which he said: “Unless I'm challenged you don't see the mean streak in me.” The indomitable competitive spirit in Michael Jordan has made him the most feared and respected opponent for ...

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Top 20 Cleveland Cavaliers: #12 Earl Boykins

You should never judge a book by it's cover.  The 12th greatest Cavalier of all-time is Earl Boykins, the 2nd shortest player in NBA history.  Standing at a towering 5 ft. 5″, Boykins is shorter than every other player in the Association, other than Mugsy Bouges.  Earl is a Cleveland native, born and raised. Earl Boykins went to Cleveland's Central Catholic High School, and made the varsity team his sophmore year.  Shoutouts to his high school coach, James Serluco who was one of my favorite teachers in High School.  Umm..Ya know, Boykins led the state of Ohio in scoring his senior season. Earl went on to play for Eastern Michigan University (what up Mt. Pleasant), and became an even better player.  His freshman season, his coach listed him at 5 ft. 7″, because he was “ashamed” to have such a small guard on his team.  Earl told his coach, “I will be the best player you ever coach.”  Boykins wasn't kidding; He dominated the MAC conference with relative ease. At EMU, Boykins was a solid scorer.  His best season was ...

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1973 NBA Finals featured another classic battle between New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers

The NBA Playoffs had been an awesome experience in the years previous to 1973, and thing just continued to get better in 1973. The previous years in the playoffs featured a couple of matchups between the Knicks and the Lakers. The Knicks managed to take the first of these matchups and the Lakers took the second, winning the NBA Championship in 1972. This meant that the Lakers would be the team to beat as they tried to defend their title in 1973. The teams representing the Western Conference included Milwaukee, Golden State, Chicago and Los Angeles. Milwaukee was the highest seeded team and the Lakers were the 2nd seed. The Bulls and Golden State filled in at the 3rd and 4th spots. The Eastern Conference was dominated by the Boston Celtics and they earned the top seed in the playoffs. The Knicks were a great team and managed the 2nd seed. The 3rd and 4th best teams in the Eastern Conference were Baltimore and Atlanta. The Bucks had high expectations entering the playoffs after their ...

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The opposite two horizontal ones are of latest acquisition

Plate Freezers These freezing models have been in operation for about 20 years, in different phrases, because the begin of the plant. They're of Danish origin, use the mechanism of freezing by urgent and considered one of its qualities is that they will freeze massive portions of packed shrimp, since their processing time is in common of Four hours. The corporate has 5 of those freezers however about 5 years in the past, they underwent a really appreciable modification, their Four doorways had been eliminated, with a purpose to give it “higher dealing with and sooner loading and unloading”, which has generated the entire space To condense an excessive amount of. Spiral tunnels There are 2 at the moment, the oldest one is branded YORK and has 12 years in operation. The second is model IJ WHITE and has been working for six years. These gadgets function underneath the IQF forced-air freezing mechanism and have a median processing time starting from 15 to 20 minutes per shrimp, which varies relying on the dimensions being processed. ...

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The causes that may trigger an unexpected cease are as a consequence of undetected failures in the course of the predictive inspections

Brightness Issue The general public picture, aesthetic points of products, the morale of employees, and many others. They're essential components in selecting duties and upkeep intervals. For instance the portray of a constructing façade: the interval between graffiti is modulated extra by the looks, than by the deterioration of the construction by low safety. Definition Mainly, one of these upkeep consists of changing or repairing components, components, elements or objects simply earlier than they fail or turn into broken. Within the Predictive Upkeep program the circumstances of the tools are analyzed whereas it's in operation or in operation. It consists of the evaluation of the upkeep operations for its optimization, permitting on this technique to alter the operations and their periodicity to a most of effectivity. That is all the time inexpensive and extra dependable than the fastened frequency preventive upkeep interval, based mostly on components reminiscent of machine hours or some predetermined date. Combining Preventive and Predictive Upkeep considerably helps decrease unplanned or pressured Corrective Upkeep. Performing random checks or based mostly on the ...

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There isn't a interplay between our variables

In the course of the curing interval non-impermeable formwork might be saved consistently moistened and if eliminated earlier than the tip of the curing interval chosen, the strategy chosen to retain the concrete moisture might be utilized instantly after uncoating. The curing procedures are grouped into three broad classes: Those who stop or stop the evaporation of water by the interposition of a moist surroundings. Those who attempt to stop or cut back the lack of water by way of an impermeable medium which controls the evaporation. Those who speed up the event of resistance by synthetic utility of warmth, whereas the concrete is maintained in moist situation. However for the applying of the experiment the primary two might be proven. 1) CURED BY INTERPOSURE OF A WET MEDIA The procedures of curing by interposition of a moist medium that the contractor can make use of to forestall or stop the evaporation of water are: A) Formation of gaps on the concrete after it has setting. B) Utility of rose water to the floor of ...

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8 NBA records more difficult to beat the Warriors 73-9

The era of immediacy in which we live has consequences such as that news with breakfast in the morning that belong to the Pleistocene and that same day at night. so many things have happened (the first ring with the Cavs LeBron among them) since the middle of last April concluded the 2015-16 regular season, the 73-9 achieved by the Golden State Warriors is we are now distant in the time. We had to wait 20 seasons to see how fell a record that seemed insurmountable when Michael Jordan and his Bulls established in 1995-96. However, during the past year the reality surpassed fiction and Steve Kerr's charges improved one world record that many we considered unattainable. A mystical and sacred aspect that enveloped 72-10. But, based on triples, he flew through the air. Who assures us that in a few years does not arise a new team capable of shattering the record of Oakland? But yes, then we remember other records that threaten to seriously delayed in time. 1. Jerry Sloan: 446 techniques in ...

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The NBA: training school entrepreneurs (some successful)

The NBA is not only the best basketball league in the world or the producer of the best basketball players of all time. The NBA is also a real school of entrepreneurs. Retired Michael Jordan owns the Charlotte Hornets basketball team, LeBron has already begun to weave an enterprise network before retiring. And now, the newly retired Kobe Bryant has launched an investment fund of 100 million dollars. American basketball league is one of the king of US sports star players and become true mass leaders and subject of major brands and sponsors. Thus, many of them end their career with a fortune. Kobe Bryant, for example, withdrew this April with a fortune estimated at Celebrity Net Worth $ 603 million. Intelligently manage that fortune can be a challenge for many athletes. In fact, according to Sports Illustrated, five years after his retirement, 60% of NBA players end up in bankruptcy. Maintain the same lifestyle that during the professional era and make bad investments, such as discotheques, night clubs, dealers and restaurants, are some reasons ...

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