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Faith Can Conquer All - 1,231 words
For the past week, people all over the world have had their eyes on the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Along with the many different Olympic sports, there are many different winners...of all shapes and sizes. However, it is not the different physical appearances of these athletes that are interesting, but the different styles of winning. Some athletes receive their gold and proclaim their superiority. Others win gold and put people down in the midst of their victory, such as Svetlana Khorkina. This Russian gymnast won a gold medal in individual competition, but in her first interview condemned Sydneys Olympic organization, whom she felt was responsible for the error in vault height ...
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Affolding In Education - 2,053 words
... ating such authentic simulations appears to limit its capacity to accommodate this. Even more ill-structured academic areas such as History and Philosophy require a level of context, even if that context is the academic one requiring the implementation of a culturally specific methodology and use of language. It is here, perhaps, that a Social Constructivist approach may be particularly useful. It could be argued that the use of the Web is best suited to that of a communications medium for collaborative approaches to learning rather than as a "24 hour a day glorified whiteboard" (Archee & Duin, 1995). Such a use would involve a high level of social rather than physical interaction; an as ...
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History Of Tae Kwon Do - 1,058 words
The history of the development of Tae Kwon Do spans thousands of years through periods of innovation and, unfortunately, repression. Tae Kwon Do, translated literally, means the "art of kicking and punching." Tae Kwon Do developed as a native Korean combat form that emphasizes kicking, punching, blocking, and jumping, as well as mental discipline. This martial art form exists as a system for training the mind and the body, emphasizing the development of a strong moral character. Tae Kwon Do practitioners produce sharp, strong angular movements along with with free flowing circular movements to produce a balance of beauty and power. Tae Kwon Do is a free-fighting sport in which an individual ...
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Bias Reporting - 591 words
The Olympics are said to be the leading event of sport showdowns on the international scale. They rank number one in all aspects of entertainment. From ratings to coverage to publicity, the Olympics top all of these categories and then some others. It is well understood that the general public is easily swayed by many things, but none more powerful than television. During the broadcasting of the Olympics, TSN (The Sports Network) was the only station that was unbiased in its coverage of the 2000 Summer Olympic games held in Sydney, Australia, where TSN showed that they had no favorites, performed equal coverage of all countries teams, and covered all aspects of the games. As many know, one o ...
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Munich Massacre - 1,322 words
As soon as Ilana Romana heard about the situation in Munich, she expected the worst: "I knew who he was. He would not sit quietly. He was not the type. I knew it would end badly." She spoke of her husband, and, unfortunately, her prediction was correct. Earlier that day, her husband, Yossef, and his teammates were awoken by Arab terrorists beginning an episode that would result in the death of eleven Israeli athletes and forever scar the 1972 Olympics, leaving the games to be remembered for the years to come as the "Munich Massacre." Most Germans hoped that the 1972 Olympics would help to heal the racial damage caused by the 1936 Olympics. It was the first time the games had returned to the ...
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Gender And Sexuality - 1,945 words
Gender and Sexuality in Arab and Western Society Gender & sexuality is an important issue that differs from one country to another, two regions that are very distinct and general are the Arab world and the Western World. Both these regions are heavily populated and both these areas have totally different views concerning gender & sexuality. The Western view towards sexuality is normally considered a more liberal approach, where as the Arab worlds view in most of its related states is a conservative approach that is often implemented by force. The Arab & Western cultures are extremely diverse in their methods and their religious beliefs. Therefore sexuality is viewed differently in both regio ...
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Dale - 1,208 words
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Rulon Gardner did the unthinkable. He beat the unbeatable. He proved that Alexander Karelin isn't perfect -- and he won a gold medal that virtually nobody in the world thought he could win. Gardner, never an NCAA champion, never a world medalist, ended Karelin's string of three Olympic gold medals and 13-year unbeaten streak by winning the Olympic super heavyweight wrestling gold medal 1-0 Wednesday. Miracle on ice? This was the miracle on the mat. ``When did I think I could beat him? About 10 minutes ago,'' Gardner said. ``I kept saying, `I think I can. I think I can.' But it wasn't until it was over that I knew I could.'' Karelin is universally considered the grea ...
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James Watt - 1,285 words
James Watt was born 19th January 1736 at Greenock and at this time no one would have even imagined his effect on the Industrial Revolution that was to occur within that century. When James was fifteen he had read books about and become accustomed to Philosophy (similar to modern physics). He had also completed many of his own chemical experiments and even started produce and construct his own products such as a small electronic device that startled his companions. He soon became interested in astronomy and often spent long hours at night, lying in a grove near his home studying the night sky. He also enjoyed angling as his hobby and completed odd jobs to become known as a jack-of-all-trades. ...
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The Trilogy Standards - 1,258 words
... r friendliness and utility have been sacrificed on the alter of harmonisation with international standards. To be more particular with respect to changes Ravlic (2002) discovered from Prentice that items, such as abnormal items were hardly being reported on the face of the Statement of Financial Performance, therefore companies were not truly showing the impact of these items. Moreover, what profit after tax was in comparison to sustainable cash flows. A more specific example why the trilogy standards have been scrutinised can be seen in the evidence of the E&Y Survey. With respect to the companies reporting their margins on sales, there was a wide range of gross margin amounts within pa ...
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Who Killed The Seven Dwarves? - 3,977 words
... et Atwood, which has a contemporary setting, thus disproving the notion that Disney has halted the natural evolution of the fairy tale. I have to agree with the substance of this argument but would have to suggest that one example of a modern slant to an ancient tale is hardly enough to prove the point. But something that James did mention in his post to the forum reminded me of the work of an author unquestionably relevant to our discussion: read some Angela Carter he urges: in fact, watch The Company of Wolves, a non-Disney fairy-tale film based on one of her stories. Having read these comments, Paul Bommer (www.paulbommer.com) replied: I agree with James that the Angela Carter spins o ...
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Gender Equality In Sports - 1,051 words
... in the field of sports. Women received $142,622,803 less scholarship support than their male counterparts during the 1995-1996 scholastic year (Wine 2). Women are merely 30% of scholarship money; that leaves 70% of the scholarship money for the men to spend. The 70% of leftover scholarship money certainly does not go to the womens equipment and supplies. Determining the compliance for the provision of equipment and supplies involves evaluating six separate things. Quality, suitability, quantity, availability, maintenance, and replacement must all be taken into accord when following a compliance policy (Compliance II-7). Full compliance, in this area, should be considered complete when a ...
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Tim Storrier - 1,022 words
ter> (1949-) Tim Storrier was born in Sydney Australia in 1949. He spent his early childhood on his family's sheep station at Umagarlee, near Wellington, NSW. His mother and grandmother were interested in art, and he would draw a lot. He drew military heroes and rural subjects such as woolsheds. At the age of ten he went to boarding school in Sydney, where he spent a lot of time in the art room, painting under the influence of his teacher Ross Doig. Storrier attended the National Art School from 1967-1969. Storrier is a contemporary artist. He has used non-traditional artforms, incorporating different artstyles into the one artwork. He challenges the audiences comfort zone by depicting carc ...
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Globalisation Must Be Stopped - 1,295 words
As we progress into the future, the reality of globalisation comes nearer especially in the aspect of economics. It is said to benefit everyone including the wealthy but, is that necessarily true? If economic globalisation occurs then cultural, political and technological globalisation will follow. What religion would we all have to be in? What political system do we have to be under? What about those people who are uneducated or not very educated, with little knowledge of technology? If everything were to become globalised there would be no individualism, no identity and no nationalism. There would be no you! Globalisation must be stopped. I am sure that you know that globalisation can be d ...
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Changes In The Australian Family - 1,521 words
... Aspin, 1996). Single-parenting figures have risen due to several reasons including an aspiration for higher educational qualifications; women have increased job opportunities and they are hence able to support their families. Technological advances in fertility treatments now make it possible and easier for single women to have children, and also, with the ease of divorce and social service benefits, single-parenthood is more appealing. When consider the increase in single parent families and other changes in Australias family structure, applying different theoretical perspectives may assist in explanation. Considering the theoretical perspectives also aids in understanding of the family ...
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Maintaining Gender Roles In Contemporary Australian Society - 1,282 words
A distinction is sometimes made between gender and sex, such that gender refers to socially conditioned characteristics or typical behaviour, and sex to the physical characteristics of men and women. The definition of gender is sociological concerns of sexual difference and human behaviours or a set of classes, such as masculine, feminine and neuter, which together include all nouns. The discussion of how the differences of gender are maintained in society today covers many different areas, such as growing into gender roles, sources of gender socialization, masculinity and femininity and expectations that humans live with daily. These will all be discussed and analysed in the following argum ...
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Carried - 1,677 words
First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross carried letters from a girl named Martha, a junior at Mount Sebastian College in New Jersey. They were not love letters, but Lieutenant Cross was hoping, so he kept them folded in plastic at the bottom of his rucksack. In the late afternoon, after a day's march, he would dig his foxhole, wash his hands under a canteen, unwrap the letters, hold them with the tips of his fingers, and spend the last hour of fight pretending. He would imagine romantic camping trips into the White Mountains in New Hampshire. He would sometimes taste the envelope flaps, knowing her tongue had been there. More than anything, he wanted Martha to love him as he loved her, but the letters ...
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Business Communications - 1,280 words
... and apply the rules to the fact and solve the conflict there by applying the rules of engagement to Ballard and Ong! In addition, if a precedent has already been set in the organization concerning the same facts, then the precedent should also be taken into consideration when resolving the conflict. Jameson (1999) found in her research on Kolb and Glidden (1986) findings that third parties sometimes take on a problem-solving role. In their study, they used the term "problem solver" to refer to a collaborative strategy where third parties encouraged the open sharing of information to settle conflicts in a way that promoted understanding and prevented recurrence of the conflict. Such an ap ...
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Korea - 998 words
... ip to Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. He embraced North Korean President Kim Jong-il. Reunions for families divided by the war's Demilitarized Zone have been allowed. And in Sydney, Australia, the two Koreas marched together in the Olympic Games' opening ceremonies (globalization.about.com). Kim Dae-jung was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for the wonderful work he achieved by mending the wound between the north and south (globalization.about.com). If any other countries were influenced more by the cold war then the United States and Russia it was North and South Korea. Because of Russias occupancy and influence in North Korea, and the United States occupancy and influence in South ...
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A Look At Savage Garden - 723 words
Darren Hayes. Daniel Jones, born on July 22, 1973 in Essex England moved to Brisbane, Australia as a young child, he plays keyboard, guitar, programming and sings back up. Darren came from a long line of musicians, so his love for music started when he was very young. When he was little, his brother had a drum set and when he went out, Daniel would sneak into his room and play then, he took piano lessons when he was seven. By the age of ten, he was playing the keyboard and drums in pubs and hotels. Daniel's musical influences were, Peter Gabriel, XTC, and Tears For Fears. Darren was born May 8, 1972 in Brisbane, he is both the lead and back up singers. At a young age, he began showing alot o ...
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Quays Customs House - 710 words
Circular Quays Customs House that is occupied at Sydney, Australia is very well known for its ancient heritage and significance in the whole state history. A former Customs House has been renovated and rebuild and is currently a very nice beauty of the region. In order to identify the heritage significance of the House we may take a closer look into the historical prevalue of the sight. It used to be a formal Customs House that opened the Australian gates to the people that were first settling in the Australia. The refurbishment of Customs House converted one of Sydneys best-loved heritage buildings into an exciting new cultural venue for the city. Located at Circular Quay, Customs House is ...
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