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Dancing is an art form of creative expression that is based on movement. Dancing comprises varying styles, pacing and composition to convey an artist's expression. Thus, the classification of any dance to a certain genre or type depends on how accurate or similar it is to what is generally understood to be the specific movements of that dance type....
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Introduction Epidemiologic data about sports injuries among college athletes in Brazil is scarce. The aim of this study was to analyze the epidemiology of sports injuries in a single center. Methods We interviewed 262 athletes from 10 different sports retrospectively about injuries sustained in their university careers and whose injuries sustained...
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The notion that lifestyle factors, such as music-making activities, can affect cognitive functioning and reduce cognitive decline in aging is often referred to as the mental exercise hypothesis. One ubiquitous musical activity is choir singing. Like other musical activities, singing is hypothesized to impact cognitive and especially executive funct...
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RESUMEN: Con el objetivo de caracterizar el perfil sociodemográfico y de gamer, y hábito deportivo de los/las gamers portugue-ses/as desde una perspectiva de género se realizó un cuestionario (N=413) en el evento de videojuegos celebrado en Braga, Portugal. Los resultados muestran que el gamer es predominantemente masculino (92.1%), estudiante (76....
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The purpose of the present study is to present evidence for the improvement of cultural life at the local level through the performances of "konnik" trupe at "dobri chintulov-1935" community center in sofia. The methodology includes monitoring over a 10-year period (2013-2022) of the following parameters: number of performances of theatre "konnik"...
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Dear Colleagues, Sport activities are a deciding factor to maintain or achieve physical health. But sport can also be an important reason for injuries or overuse syndromes. Although it is indisputable that leisure-time exercise is generally associated with health benefits, it's a fact especially dynamic sports also bear an inherent risk of injury d...
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Mid-latitude sporadic-E (Es) is an intermittent phenomenon of the lower E region of the ionosphere. Es clouds are thin, transient, and patchy layers of intense ionization, with ionization densities which can be much higher than in the background ionosphere. Oblique reflection of radio signals in the very high frequency (VHF) range is regularly supp...
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The skills and knowledge needed to recognize and classify taxa are becoming increasingly scarce in the scientific community. At the same time, it is clear that these skills are strongly needed in biodiversity monitoring for management and conservation, especially when carried out by citizen scientists. Formalizing the required knowledge in the form...
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Equestrian sport in Ireland is an extremely popular sport undertaken by many and considered by most to be a relatively safe pursuit. The aim of this study was to identify the incidence and severity of pelvic injuries in female amateur horse riders, referred to the Irish National Pelvic & Acetabular Referral Centre. The study was particularly focuse...
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Introduction Running has become one of the most popular sports and fitness methods for low cost, convenience, and easy adherence. This has made the characteristics and rules of running-related sports injuries a key research issue in sports medicine and public health. Objective Evaluate the effects of moderate running on sports injuries rehabilitat...
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Background: Sports-related concussion (SRC) is common in collision sport athletes. There is growing evidence that repetitive SRC can have serious neurological consequences, particularly when the repetitive injuries occur when the brain has yet to fully recover from the initial injury. Hence, there is a need to identify biomarkers that are capable...
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Background. Although ischemic preconditioning (IPC) has been used to improve performance in different sports, no consensus about the effectiveness of IPC on performance of amateur soccer players is established. Objective. To investigate the effects of IPC on functional and neuromuscular performance of lower limbs of male amateur soccer players. Met...
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Introduction An ankle sprain is a common soccer injury. Functional training is used to rehabilitate muscle strength with undiscovered benefits on soccer players’ recovery. Objective Explore the functional training effects on ankle injury recovery in soccer players. Methods 29 amateur soccer players were randomly assigned to control (n=15) and exp...
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Nr 2022;12 (4):530-536 530 SUMMARY Introduction. The Italian version of the Upper Extremity Functional Index (UEFI) may help assess shoulder function in patients with shoulder problems, especially athletes. Objective. Translate and cross-culturally adapt UEFI into Italian; verify UEFI validity and reliability in professional and amateur athletes wi...
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Introduction We explored the footwear profiles and foot-related problems reported by netball players and whether these differed between males and females. Methods Two thousand nine hundred and twenty-five amateur, sub-elite and elite netball players (men n = 279; women n = 2646; age 26.4 ± 10.0 years) completed a custom-designed online survey with...
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In this study, which was conducted to compare the achievement attributions of second-class primary school students to music lessons and different variables, students' attitudes, extracurricular activities, music lesson learning environment, block flute and ability dimensions were examined, and these sub-dimensions were classified and the effects we...
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Se explora el Omegaverse, un universo ficcional creado y desarrollado por fans y escritores amateurs que, lejos de la lógica de producción y los cálculos del negocio, ha llegado a interesar a un sector de la industria que hoy aprovecha su popularidad. El análisis atiende de manera especial sus rasgos formales y para ello reconstruye su evolución de...
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Few studies related open design to the clothing sector, but none explored how users would experience it. The study reported here aimed to investigate how people with some or without prior sewing knowledge - advanced and amateur users – experience an open design-clothing product. Following four fashion design heuristics, a garment was created and di...
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La presente investigación pretende llenar el vacío académico existente sobre los fan films basados en videojuegos como estrategia de expansión transmediática. El objetivo es analizar cómo los seguidores del ocio interactivo aplican los principios de la narrativa transmedia a la hora de producir fan films como herramienta de apropiación y comprobar...
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Over the last decade, the European Union (EU) has demonstrated a consistent determination to promote a global, open, stable, and secure cyberspace for everyone. A structured (and chronological) review of key EU documents, reports, and directives on cybersecurity shows that the recommendations from the relevant EU institutions (Parliament, Commissio...
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As the spread of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 increased, governments across the world introduced various restrictions to reduce infections. Stay-at-home orders and lockdowns of golf courses (for 5.08 ± 2.79 months) and strength and conditioning facilities (for 6.78 ± 3.80 months) meant that golfers had to quickly adapt their practice and trai...
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According to the social cognitive view, the organization of sports team behavior is underpinned by the existence of shared knowledge. This study considers tactical position knowledge as an example of shared macro-level plans involved in organizing team behavior. A coach- and a team-referenced measure of sharedness in tactical knowledge are introduc...
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Aim: in this study, it was aimed to examine the task and ego orientations and the level of commitment to sports of amateur basketball players playing basketball in Hatay province and district centers. Method: the universe of the research consists of a total of 1521 amateur basketball players, 983 men and 538 women; the sample consisted of 317 amate...
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Objectives: To analyse the available evidence and identify gaps in current knowledge regarding physical activity volume and intensity and their effects on pregnancy outcomes in female athletes. Design: Scoping review. Data sources: A structured literature search of three electronic databases (Embase, PubMed and Web of Science) was conducted on 25...
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Assemblages of insects need to be quantitatively sampled in the context of various research questions. Light trapping is the most widely used method for sampling nocturnal Lepidoptera. Attracting moths to sugar baits offers a viable alternative. However, this method is rarely used in professional research despite its popularity among amateur lepido...
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Background: Shock wave therapy is one of the modern methods of treatment used to treat diseases of muscles, tendons, and entheses in orthopedics, as well as in sports medicine. The therapy is increasingly used in the treatment of plantar fasciitis—a disease that is very difficult and burdensome to treat. Where basic conservative treatment for heel...
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Background: Golf swing performance in medium- to high-handicap players must be reliably measured to use this variable in both research studies and in applied settings. Nevertheless, there are no studies published on this topic and test–retest evidence is only available for low-handicap players. The aim of this study was to determine the number of a...
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Physical training for ultra-endurance running provides physiological adaptations for exercise-induced substrate oxidation. We examined the effects of New Zealand blackcurrant (NZBC) extract on running-induced metabolic and physiological responses in a male amateur ultra-endurance runner (age: 40 years, body mass: 65.9 kg, BMI: 23.1 kg·m−2, body fat...
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Abstract Purpose This study aimed to (1) analyze the impact of a small-sided game training program in the locomotor profile of youth male soccer players (while interacting with the baseline level – higher and lower level); and (2) test the relationships between variation in locomotor profile and the accumulated demands in 3v3, 5v5 and match over th...
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O fisiculturismo é uma modalidade que exige do atleta o físico, mas também uma apresentação com qualidade, que chamam de rotina de poses (coreografia). Sendo assim, este estudo teve como objetivo, analisar a importância que a coreografia tem para uma melhor pontuação do atleta na competição. Para este fim, realizou-se um questionário com 12 atletas...
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Ordinary people have always been of interest to journalists, and social media has become a common place to find material for new stories. This paper presents a quantitative content analysis of Norwegian news articles that are based on social media posts published by ordinary people. The analysis focuses on the topics of the news stories, sources, h...
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У межах дослідження наукової біографії видатного українського астронома, планетолога, академіка АН УРСР М. П. Барабашова розглянуто активність ученого у початковому періоді наукової діяльності (1910–1922 рр.). Метою роботи є узагальнення результатів комплексного історико-наукового дослідження формування напрямів дослідницьких інтересів академіка М....
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Being an amateure researcher I am working independently for artificial wisdom (AW) for a long time. This paper is presenting my works in a nutshell. AW should have issues like high speed processor, large data handling, encoding of human mind. I have defined non�binary data processor for ease in data processing, interlaced binary search (IBS) f...
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Documenting and interpreting plant phenology events such as leafing, flowering and fruiting can be important for ecological studies and for understanding the effects of climate change on plant life cycles. Such events are often captured within photographs taken by amateur and professional naturalists and uploaded to public photo-sharing sites, e.g....
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Background: Cardiovascular safety of marathon running middle-aged amateurs remains unclear. We previously hypothesized that transient release of cardiac troponin I (cTnI) and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), in addition to an acute inflammatory response to exercise, may be the cause. Objectives: To evaluate the effects of r...
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A psychophysical study on two series of printed metallized surfaces, which both consisted of ten samples was performed. Two groups participated in the experiment. These were experts, who regularly judge the appearance of printed samples at their daily work, and amateurs who do not regularly visually judge and compare samples. For the experiments, a...
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Competition is fundamental to American life, and sport is the cultural institution most closely linked to organized competition in the U.S. Historically, sport has been a male preserve. At the same time, the structures, practices, and iconography of sports have infiltrated a variety of social fields and institutions less obviously dominated by men—...
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Seoi-nage skill is one of the most frequently used skills in judo matches and comprises three phases, namely unbalancing, positioning, and throwing. It is necessary to understand the kinematic characteristics of the three phases to provide helpful feedback for learning and guiding seoi-nage skills. We aimed to investigate the kinematics of each pha...
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REFERENCES Pratesi et al. 2021. Cavezzo-The double face of a meteorite: Mineralogy, petrography, and geochemistry of a very unusual chondrite. Meteorit. Planet. Sci, 56, 1125-1150. Franza et al. 2021. Lodi (Italy) 1972: A cold meteorite case closed. Museol. Sc., 15, 96-106. 6-At the same time, the volunteers are given basic knowledge about the natu...
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Gaelic Games are amateur sports played throughout Ireland, with most adult players having full-time jobs or study commitments whilst playing. Following competitive match play, Gaelic games players experience transient fatigue due to the physical demands of the game which involve sprinting, jumping, accelerating, and changing direction, causing majo...
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Moods have been shown to be predictive of athletic performance and a reflection of mental health status. The aims of our study were (a) to compare pre-race mood scores of triathletes with population norms; (b) to compare pre-race mood scores of triathletes grouped by gender and age bands; (c) to explore whether six distinct mood profile clusters re...
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The article explores the course of formation of the positions of Asja Lācis’s theatre aesthetics in the early period of her activity, mainly in Riga during the 1920s. The article takes a chronological look at the first theatre impressions of German and Latvian theatres in Riga. Special attention is paid to Asja Lācis’s change of aesthetic views und...
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The theatre director Anna Lācis belongs to the generation of modernists who found the origins of their creative impulses in the bright and erudite flow of arts education at the beginning of the 20th century. The wheel of the turn of the centuries threw Anna Lācis into the expression of idealism of the revolution, ideology and art forms. The stage r...
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Abstract: Fossil Tourism is a major industry. Globally, people are drawn in their thousands to see, and sometimes to collect, fossils of charismatic animals such as dinosaurs in situ. While fossil tourism provides unparalleled opportunities for scientific outreach, increased visitation to paleontologically significant areas can lead to the unintent...
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Citizen science, in which amateur volunteers report their observations, is becoming an increasingly important source of biodiversity data. To understand and properly manage natural resources, we need large amounts of observational data, and contributions from citizens are crucial in obtaining that. All observational data, but especially from citize...
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Background: Traumatic brain injury is associated with the future risk of depression and suicide, and this raises the possibility that former participants in sports characterised by low intensity repetitive head impact may also subsequently experience an increased burden of these mental health outcomes. Using new data from a cohort study integrated...
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Background: The ingestion of dietary supplements and beverages is prevalent in soccer, at the amateur and professional level. The absence of professional advice at non-professional level makes amateur soccer players susceptible to ingesting unsafe supplements. Objectives: To determine the knowledge, attitudes and practices of ABC Motsepe League (se...
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Malacologists took notice of tree snails in the genus Liguus during the last decades of the nineteenth century. Since then, Liguus have undergone repeated shifts in identity as members of species, states, shell collections, backyard gardens, and engineered wildernesses. To understand what Liguus are, this paper examines snail enthusiasts, collector...
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It is not fully understood how supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids affects themetabolism of amino acids required for the bioavailability/synthesis of NO, i.e., L-arginine (L-arg), asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), their metabolites, and the L-arg/ADMA ratio and their impact on running economy (RE) in runners. Thus, 26 male amateur endurance...
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In the 1950s, amateur filmmaking had become a well-established feature of everyday life in the Soviets Union. However, in contrast to the state film industry, no centralized governmental body existed to control amateur filmmakers. As a result, state ideology was not always the primary motivation for making amateur films. The works that dared to exp...
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Purpose To assess the intra-rater reliability of static wide field of view ultrasound to quantify the architectural characteristics of the hamstring muscles. Methods Twenty amateur male athletes were recruited. Their left hamstring muscles were assessed using static wide field of view ultrasound on two separate occasions. Static ultrasound images...
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Introduction Validated sleep and mental health assessments are grossly underutilised in athletic populations. Previous studies have predominantly focused on elite competitors. To form a more representative view of sleep and mental health in athletes, we conducted a large-scale survey that is more inclusive of different competition levels and playin...
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Alexis Louis Alphonse Durand de Prémorel (Alphonse de Prémorel) est né le 24 mai 1799 à Brunswick (Braunschweig) où son père, le capitaine de cavalerie, français et royaliste, Pierre Louis Raoul Edmé Durand de Prémorel s’était exilé. Sa mère était Catherine Antoinette Wilhelmine Homann, originaire de Brunswick. En 1830, il a épousé, à Longwy, Cathe...
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In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic led to a reduction in human activities and restriction of all but essential movement for much of the world's population. A large, but temporary, increase in air and water quality followed, and there have been several reports of animal populations moving into new areas. Extending on long-term monitoring efforts, we exa...
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Control and Manipulation of the Population through the sport It is by means of the persuasive manipulation of observers or attendees at sporting events through commercials programs, commentators (hidden words and numbers in speech), players participating in the match: with gestures or sequence of plays, numbers, words or details in the players uni...
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Aim of the study: To investigate whether the emotional profiles of the perceived natural expressions correspond to the facial actions that accompany the experience of emotions. Stimuli: Short video fragments of natural (induced) facial expressions from the BEVEL database. BEVEL database: •Video clips (fragments of movies, documentary films, and a...
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The goal of this article is to analyse and evaluate from an art-historical perspective the artistic legacy of Count Konstanty Tyzenhauz (1786–1853) in view of his multifaceted activities and in the context of his time, by applying formal and iconographic methods of art criticism. The Count’s work is a captivating and noteworthy legacy, a testimony...
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Prolonged overactivity of the upper trapezius muscle with myofascial trigger points might cause muscle fatigue and subsequently change scapular kinematics and associated muscular activities. Scapular kinematics and associated muscular activities were investigated in 17 overhead athletes with upper trapezius myofascial trigger points and 17 controls...
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This study investigated the influence of the marathon on lung function, mechanics, and pulmonary inflammation. Twenty-eight male amateur marathon runners (42.1±6.2 years) were evaluated before and immediately after marathon. Pulmonary function and mechanics were assessed using spirometry and impulse oscillometry, respectively, whereas fatigue of th...
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In this paper, we describe our system for the FinNLP-2022 shared task: Evaluating the Rationales of Amateur Investors (ERAI). The ERAI shared tasks focuses on mining profitable information from financial texts by predicting the possible Maximal Potential Profit (MPP) and Maximal Loss (ML) based on the posts from amateur investors. There are two sub...
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Background: Previous studies indicate that running at maximum speed on short or curved sections is slower than running on straight sections. This study aimed to analyse the external load symmetry in track running kinematics concerning body location (left vs. right, caudal vs. cephalic), track segment (straight vs. curved) and distance (150 m vs. 30...
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Female participation in soccer has grown in popularity in recent years, with over 29 million players worldwide [1,2]. Speed, maximal aerobic velocity, and leg strength seem to be crucial aspects of performance of elite women soccer [3,4]. However, information about the influence of different practice levels on physical characteristics of female soc...
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One of the main issues for sustainable global development with high priority is food security. The negative effects of contaminants on crop quality have threatened both food security and human health. Long-term heavy metal exposure from food, drinking water, or other occupational sources causes serious problems, such as kidney failure, hepatotoxici...
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This study aimed to analyze the game context of the same task (a reduced game P+4 vs. 4+P) in two groups (8 semi-professionals and 8 amateurs), comparing the procedural tactical knowledge of the players. 1377 tactical behaviors were analyzed through the Football Competition Observation System (FOCOS), evaluating the volume and efficiency of 67 vari...
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The strength deficit (SDef) is an important indicator of athletic performance [1,2], and it was previously reported to be able to discriminate between fast and slow athletes [1]. For example, SDef was lower when sprinters were compared to elite rugby players [1] and amateur rugby backs also demonstrated a lower SDef versus forwards [2]. Nonetheless...
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What constitutes “good singing” can be hotly contested amongst voice pedagogues. The literature on singing evaluation tends to focus on quantitatively measuring the acoustic properties of the voice or qualitative evaluations by expert listeners, who assess the singer’s vocal technique relative to the performed genre. However, little is known about...
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Irving “Snooker” Ruvinsky was a much-travelled catcher. A product of Montreal’s sandlots, Ruvinskyplayed semipro ball in England for a few years during the 1930s. While there, he donned the “tools of ignorance”for the first world amateur champions: England, in 1938.
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En la actualidad, en el mundo de la preparación física en el baloncesto ha cobrado mucha importancia el control de la carga de entrenamiento para optimizar el rendimiento, reducir el riesgo de lesión y poder tomar decisiones sobre el proceso de entrenamiento. Ante la imposibilidad de muchos equipos para disponer de medios objetivos, que muchas vece...
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Half-marathon (HM) is a running sport of increasing popularity in both sexes and in all age groups worldwide during the last years. Many studies have examined several aspects of HM, such as performance and participation trends, sex and age differences, physiological correlates, and training; however, no comprehensive review has ever been contacted...
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The purpose of this paper is to examine how myths, narratives and biases referring to the recent history are born and developed in nowadays Latvia, supported by the analysis of the case study of the legacy of KGB and its actualization in the public discussion landscape focusing on the relationship of KGB and artists and cultural workers. One of the...
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Occupying baseball’s regulatory space are multiple regimes that govern global labour mobility and the international transfer of amateur and professional players. Professional leagues are the key regulatory actors in this space, non-state actors responsible for establishing the controls on a player’s labour mobility within the league and to foreign...
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There are 69.6 thousand amateur artists in Latvia (3.5% of the population) who take part in various amateur arts groups. Majority of these amateurs sustain the tradition of the Nationwide Song and Dance Celebration, a phenomenon which has been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Even thoug...
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Born in Lódź just a year before the outbreak of WWII, Jerzy Skolimowski is a true Renaissance man: a filmmaker, playwright, scriptwriter, painter, actor, poet, and even an amateur boxer. He is believed to be one of the most interesting voices of not only Polish but also European cinema. His films made in the 60s, such as Rysopis (Identification Mar...