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The Rangeley Spinner: An American Fishing Favorite, William B. Krohn 2017 University of Maine

The Rangeley Spinner: An American Fishing Favorite, William B. Krohn

William B. Krohn

The Rangeley Spinner was invented in western Maine almost 140 years ago. The spinner's inventor, and first manufacturer, was long-time Maine Fisheries Commissioner, Henry O. Stanley of Dixfield. This exceptionally popular fishing spinner has stood the test of time by being made and sold continuously by many makers in many places, but mostly in Maine, for more than a century. This book will document this fishing lure's history, the many varieties made, and the spinner's numerous makers.

The book's working outline is as follows: Preface, Introduction, Anatomy of a Rangeley Spinner, Henry O. Stanley - The Originator ...


Beyond The Youth Culture : Understanding Middle-Aged Skateboarders Through Temporal Capital, Paul James O'CONNOR 2017 Lingnan University

Beyond The Youth Culture : Understanding Middle-Aged Skateboarders Through Temporal Capital, Paul James O'Connor

Staff Publications

The influence of middle-aged skateboarders was spectacularly demonstrated in October of 2016 when the original Bones Brigade (Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain, and Mike McGill), now in their early fifties and late forties, recreated a spectacular photograph taken in 1986 (Figure 1 & 2). The photo highlights that skateboarding is not purely a youth pursuit and that middle-aged practitioners are able to command respect and acceptance as serious skateboarders.

In this research I respond to the work of Wheaton (2013: 60-64; 2016) who has identified the issue of ageing in lifestyle sports as a pending area of enquiry. The aims of the research have been to further understand the cultural politics of skateboarding through a qualitative methodology of open ended biographical interviews and participant observation with middle-aged skateboarders. This research contrasts with Wheaton’s (2016) work on older ...


Football Follies: Featuring The Struggles Of Female Soccer Players Internationally, Jen R. Wisniewski 2016 Cleveland State University

Football Follies: Featuring The Struggles Of Female Soccer Players Internationally, Jen R. Wisniewski

The Downtown Review

Female soccer players face social, economic, and cultural discrimination both in the United States and around the world. Men's soccer teams receive social and financial bonuses while women's teams are left with second-rate fields, equipment, budgets, and options. This paper cites various studies on women's soccer teams in Turkey, Brazil, South Africa, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Israeli, and even the United States in order to document how female soccer players still face injustice and hardship in order to continue playing the sport they love.


Nutritionmma-2.Pdf, Drew Griffiths 2016 Macro Business

Nutritionmma-2.Pdf, Drew Griffiths

Drew Griffiths

Draft of a Sports Nutrition book, written specifically for combat sports but applicable to all.


Looking Back: Synthetic Turf And Football Injuries, Allan Mazur, Jennifer Bretsch 2016 University of New Hampshire

Looking Back: Synthetic Turf And Football Injuries, Allan Mazur, Jennifer Bretsch

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

From the Astrodome to Astro-Turf, the authors revisit the issue of sports injuries and synthetic surfaces. The first in a series of comments exploring historic risk topics.


Jill Jackson: Pioneering In The Press Box, Katherine C. Perkins 2016 University of New Orleans

Jill Jackson: Pioneering In The Press Box, Katherine C. Perkins

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Jill Jackson was one of the first female sports journalists and a pioneer voice for women in athletics. Although heretofore overlooked in the history of American sports journalism, the story of her career is an addition not only to the historiography of female sports journalists but also to the broader study of women in the mid-twentieth century. Jackson was admired, a hard worker, from a prominent New Orleans family, and well educated, yet she still was treated unequally in her primary workspace—the press box. Jackson left well-documented story to the Nadine Vorhoff Library and Special Collections at Newcomb College ...


Internship Preparedness: A Look Into The Internship Experience At St. John Fisher College, McQuade T. Milligan 2016 St. John Fisher College

Internship Preparedness: A Look Into The Internship Experience At St. John Fisher College, Mcquade T. Milligan

Sport Management Undergraduate

In the field of sport management, internships have been shown to be an important factor in the initial placement in the sport industry. Previous work has cited both design elements and the experience itself as being critical to internship success or failure. As the SJFC program requires two distinct required experiences, the purpose of this study was to explore the impact of these experiences on recent graduate’s confidence levels. Through survey data it was uncovered that participants who indicated a higher satisfaction with their final internship were more likely to end up in a career similar that of their ...


Behavioural Mhealth In Developing Countries: What About Culture?, Andre M. Müller 2016 University of Southampton

Behavioural Mhealth In Developing Countries: What About Culture?, Andre M. Müller

Andre M Müller

This is a short commentary on the importance of culture in related to behavioural health interventions (here mHealth). Translating the research from developed countries in developing countries without considering local cultural can lead to many issues. 


December 2016, John M. Pfau Library 2016 California State University, San Bernardino

December 2016, John M. Pfau Library

Latino Baseball History Project Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Match Analysis Of A Women's Volleyball Championship Game, Hannah Reagan Cornelius 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Match Analysis Of A Women's Volleyball Championship Game, Hannah Reagan Cornelius

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


University Student-Athletes’ Experiences Of Facilitators And Barriers To Contribution: A Narrative Account, Colin J. Deal, Martin Camiré 2016 University of Alberta

University Student-Athletes’ Experiences Of Facilitators And Barriers To Contribution: A Narrative Account, Colin J. Deal, Martin Camiré

The Qualitative Report

University student-athletes’ contributions in the form of volunteering, community engagement, and civic engagement have been the subject of recent research; however, no studies have specifically examined the factors that facilitate or serve as barriers to contribution in this population. As such, the purpose of this study is to explore the facilitators and barriers relating to university student-athletes’ contributions. Individual semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight university student-athletes (two males, six females) between 18 and 21 years of age (M = 19.25) from two Canadian universities. The analysis led to the identification of two qualitatively distinct profiles regarding how facilitators and ...


Barriers, Motivations, And Preferences For Physical Activity Among Female African American Older Adults, Neha P. Gothe, Bradley J. Kendall 2016 Wayne State University

Barriers, Motivations, And Preferences For Physical Activity Among Female African American Older Adults, Neha P. Gothe, Bradley J. Kendall

Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, less than 11% of adults more than the age of 65 meet the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Among minority populations, only 5% of non-Hispanic Black older adults met the guidelines. Given our limited understanding of psychosocial and environmental factors that affect physical activity participation in these groups, the purpose of our focus groups was to investigate barriers, motivators, and preferences of physical activity for community-dwelling African American older adults. Three focus groups were conducted with female African American older adults (N = 20). Questions posed to each focus group targeted ...


Paralympic Gold Medalist Testifies To God’S Amazing Grace, Clem Boyd 2016 Cedarville University

Paralympic Gold Medalist Testifies To God’S Amazing Grace, Clem Boyd

Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Roush, Selby (Fa 989), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Roush, Selby (Fa 989), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 989. Project titled: "Superstitions and Beliefs Among the Basketball Team of WKU." Includes a brief narrative followed by collected superstitions and beliefs of Western Kentucky University basketball team members. Each superstition or belief is listed on separate collection sheets along with the

informant's name and home town. The author

also supplies brief biographical sheets for each

informant with a small photo.


Skateboarding, Helmets, And Control : Observations From Skateboard Media And A Hong Kong Skatepark, Paul James O'CONNOR 2016 Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Skateboarding, Helmets, And Control : Observations From Skateboard Media And A Hong Kong Skatepark, Paul James O'Connor

Staff Publications

Skateboarding has a global reach and will be included for the first time in the 2020 Olympic Games. It has transformed from a subcultural pursuit to a mainstream and popular sport. This research looks at some of the challenges posed by the opening of a new skatepark in Hong Kong and the introduction of a mandatory helmet rule. It explores attitudes to helmets in skateboard media, the local government, and among the skateboarders who use the new skatepark. It argues that helmet use is not only an issue of safety but also an issue of control. From the skateboarders’ perspective ...


The Effectiveness Of E-& Mhealth Interventions To Promote Physical Activity And Healthy Diets In Developing Countries: A Systematic Review, Andre M. Müller, Stephanie Alley, Stephanie Schoeppe, Corneel Vandelanotte 2016 University of Southampton

The Effectiveness Of E-& Mhealth Interventions To Promote Physical Activity And Healthy Diets In Developing Countries: A Systematic Review, Andre M. Müller, Stephanie Alley, Stephanie Schoeppe, Corneel Vandelanotte

Andre M Müller

Background
Promoting physical activity and healthy eating is important to combat the unprecedented rise in NCDs in many developing countries. Using modern information-and communication technologies to deliver physical activity and diet interventions is particularly promising considering the increased proliferation of such technologies in many developing countries. The objective of this systematic review is to investigate the effectiveness of e-& mHealth interventions to promote physical activity and healthy diets in developing countries.
Methods
Major databases and grey literature sources were searched to retrieve studies that quantitatively examined the effectiveness of e-& mHealth interventions on physical activity and diet outcomes in developing ...


Skateboarding, Helmets, And Control : Observations From Skateboard Media And A Hong Kong Skatepark, Paul James O'CONNOR 2016 Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Skateboarding, Helmets, And Control : Observations From Skateboard Media And A Hong Kong Skatepark, Paul James O'Connor

Dr. O'CONNOR, Paul

Skateboarding has a global reach and will be included for the first time in the 2020 Olympic Games. It has transformed from a subcultural pursuit to a mainstream and popular sport. This research looks at some of the challenges posed by the opening of a new skatepark in Hong Kong and the introduction of a mandatory helmet rule. It explores attitudes to helmets in skateboard media, the local government, and among the skateboarders who use the new skatepark. It argues that helmet use is not only an issue of safety but also an issue of control. From the skateboarders’ perspective ...


Redefining "Manly" With Eric Barthold '12, Laura Meader 2016 Colby College

Redefining "Manly" With Eric Barthold '12, Laura Meader

Colby Magazine

Eric Barthold ’12 runs Man Up and Open Up, an offshoot of the sexual assault prevention program Mules Against Violence he began his junior year at Colby. Man Up and Open Up engages young male athletes in conversations about what it means to be a real man.


Free Play: Removing Barriers To Athletic Self-Expression In Sport, Matthew R. Waddell 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Free Play: Removing Barriers To Athletic Self-Expression In Sport, Matthew R. Waddell

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The choice of what sport to play and the manner in which a person plays it has moral content and represents values that are personally meaningful to the individual athlete. However, due to the hegemonic influence of the concept of fair play, athletes do not have control over, or freedom of expression within, their chosen sports. This has additional and harmful ramifications for those currently excluded from communities of sport practice because the rules of sporting contests have very little flexibility to allow for participant directed change. A rights-based conception of sport encourages athletes to engage in ‘civil disobedience’ within ...


Dependency Theory Reloaded: Exploring Baseball In The Dominican Republic, Sarah Nass 2016 Western Kentucky University

Dependency Theory Reloaded: Exploring Baseball In The Dominican Republic, Sarah Nass

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Latin America’s presence in Major League Baseball has grown rapidly in recent years. The increase of players from the Dominican Republic can no longer be ignored. But why is Major League Baseball in the Dominican Republic? What has been the impact of Major League Baseball’s player development strategies and tactics on the people and culture of the Dominican Republic? Does the Dominican Republic need Major League Baseball to be successful? An ethnographic study was conducted in an attempt to answer these questions. This study examines the relationship between Major League Baseball and the Dominican Republic. Examining this relationship ...


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