Thinking Outside The Block

Author: Sandi Cummings
Editor: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1571208925
Size: 19,94 MB
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Contemporary quilts the easy way - no rules, just fun! Start with traditional blocks as Sandi Cummings shares easy steps to designing and creating your own artistic quilts. Next, move up to deceptively simple “transition” units that offer a bridge into the world of contemporary quiltmaking. Spontaneity and experimentation are key, so get ready to loosen up and have fun as you learn! 6 different blocks teach Sandi’s concepts - one step at a time. Easy processes include inserting strips into blocks, constructing free-form units, cutting double, and creating checkerboards. Learn to experiment with design and develop one-of-a-kind quilts.

Thinking Outside The Block External Focus Of Attention Shortens Reaction Times In Collegiate Track Sprinters

Author: Garrett Miles
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Reaction time during a sprint start can have a dramatic effect on the outcome of a short- distance running race. While, focusing attention on an external cue has been shown to enhance skill acquisition and performance (Wulf, 2013), track and field coaches tend to provide instructions to their athletes that promote an internal focus of attention (Porter et al., 2010). Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine whether instructions promoting external versus internal focus of attention would influence reaction time (RT) during a track sprint start task. Additionally, a primary interest was to determine if focus of attention manipulation will influence primarily central processes during movement preparation, or peripheral processes during movement execution. Twelve Division III collegiate track sprinters (ages 18-23) completed three separate testing sessions at least 2 days apart. Reaction times were assessed under three different conditions: i) external focus (EF) where subjects focused on pushing the blocks away; ii) internal focus (IF) where subjects focused on extending the knees; and, iii) no focus instruction (NF). Muscle activity was recorded from the left and right vastus lateralis and left and right medial gastrocnemius muscles. Rear foot RT during the EF condition (Mean=212.11 ms, SE=8.45 ms) was significantly shorter than both IF (Mean=234.21, SE=5.76 ms) and NF conditions (Mean=236.87, SE=8.82). Front foot RT was also significantly shorter during EF (Mean=250.24, SE=17.24 ms), compared to IF (Mean=266.98, SE=16.44 ms) but not shorter than NF (Mean=268.73, SE=14.23 ms). Muscle activity also indicated a shorter premotor RT under the EF condition (Mean=157.75, SE=7.38 ms), compared to IF (Mean=181.90, SE=5.72) and NF (Mean=173.60, SE=7.30 ms). Our findings indicate that adopting an EF improves RT during sprint starts. This improvement likely originates from a reduction in movement preparation time. These findings have the potential to contribute to the development of new coaching techniques when the aim is to improve the reaction time of athletes.

Think Outside The Block

Author: F. Samuel Goodman
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ISBN: 9780578230856
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Personal development, self-help, self-motivation. How the author overcame poverty, poor thinking and social ills by deciding to change and desire more out of life.

Thinking Outside The Box

Author: Brad Friedel
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409105431
Size: 19,39 MB
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'To be able to work well in the box, I believe you have to be able to think "outside the box"' - a fascinating insider account of the Premier League and life at the top level of football from one of the country's best-rated goalkeepers. Goalkeepers have an unusual view of the world, but Brad Friedel's is more unusual than most. An American, a university graduate, a visionary and a deep thinker, he spurns football culture to concentrate on his game and develop his ideas. One of the most highly-rated - and experienced - goalkeepers in the country, Friedel endured a five-year battle to play in the Premier League. His incredible journey took him from three World Cup tournaments, spells with foreign clubs, and finally to the top flight at Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa. Friedel's inspirational story provides true perspective and takes us outside the box and inside the world of professional football in a way only he can.

Measurement Modeling And Evaluation Of Computing Systems And Dependability And Fault Tolerance

Author: Jens B. Schmitt
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642285392
Size: 17,34 MB
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 16th International GI/ITG Conference on Measurement, Modeling and Evaluation of Computing Systems and Dependability and Fault Tolerance, MMB & DFT 2012, held in Kaiserslautern, Germany, in March 2012. The 16 revised full papers presented together with 5 tool papers and 5 selected workshop papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 54 submissions. MMB & DFT 2012 covers diverse aspects of performance and dependability evaluation of systems including networks, computer architectures, distributed systems, software, fault-tolerant and secure systems.

Reflections On God And His Creatures

Author: Dr. David Rabeeya
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477179283
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The concept of God has always held conflicting messages. The purpose of this book is to unravel the misconceptions and mixed messages about God in monotheistic religions throughout history. More people have been killed in the name of God than for any other reason. Reflection upon man’s manipulation of the concept of God under the guise of religion may serve the reader in his human journey. God is always silent. People are always talkative. God has so many religions. People are convinced that their religion is the right one in our spacious universe. God is a commodity in the markets of humanity while he/she keeps his/her distance. God is being manipulated by many and the eternal silence of the divine abuse continues forever. The monotheists often forget that they are in the demographic minorities of the planet. Most people in this world do not accept the idea of one god; therefore, new reflections of the monotheists concerning their negative utilization of the right God in their unique perspectives are due to be revealed to those who care about the divine defensive mode.

Muses Of The Writer

Author: Various Authors
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1291775498
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Muses of the writers is a collection of short stories and flash fiction from up and coming authors. There is a mixture of all sorts of genres from the haunting What happened to Amanda and A story of a different kind. To the entertaining The bequest to the twisting The Stray. All of the stories in Muses of the Writers are though provoking and special in their own way and have been created by writers worldwide

A Patchwork Of Comforts

Author: Carol Wiseman
Editor: Conari Press
ISBN: 9781609258177
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Author Carol Wiseman asked people around the country to send her descriptions of their favorite comforts. The result is A Patchwork of Comforts, a collection of comforting and comfortable things to soothe body, mind, and spirit. Comforts are organized alphabetically--and Wiseman adds sidebars with bits of trivia, and even comforting recipes, such as a recipe for Zabaglione, a dessert sauce. A-to-Z comforts include: Alone Time: The only voice you hear is your ownAromas: Trigger memoriesBrainrest: A chance to recoup and regroupCrosswords: The right word satisfiesCuddling: Back to the wombDaydreams: Going to the movies freeDogs: Part of the familyVacation: A break from responsibilityWater: Watch it, hear it, drink it, play in it X-tra Time: Ditching the clock lets you finish...whateverYoung at Heart: Keeps you in the loopZZZ's: Renews and reactivates There are plenty of comforting activities to take the sting out of even the worst days: sitting by a fire after a long walk in the cold; watching birds in the back yard; enjoying a big cup of homemade hot chocolate; bathing by candlelight; a weekend camping trip--with no electronic appliances. A Patchwork of Comforts is a homecoming in a book--welcoming, warm, and wise. A book written especially for "one of those days," dipping into A Patchwork of Comforts is like a long soak in a hot tub.