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Basketball Diary

on Jun 19, 2016 in Fitness | 0 comments

Dr. James Naismith is known world-wide as the inventor of basketball. The concept of basketball was born from Naismith’s school days in the place where he played a simple child’s game known as duck-on-a-stone outside his one-room schoolhouse. Naismith went to attend McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. James Naismith moved to the YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA in 1891, where the sport of basketball was born. It’s also where the Simpsons are from. In Springfield, Naismith was faced with the problem of finding a sport that was suitable for play indoors during the Massachusetts winter for the students at the School for Christian Workers. He desired a game which could be played indoors in a relatively small space. As well as the creation of the basketball, James Naismith graduated as a medical doctor, chiefly interested in sports physiology and what we’d nowadays call sports science and with a keen curiosity about philosophy and clean living, as Presbyterian minister. Naismith watched basketball, his sport, introduced by the YMCA movement in many countries . Basketball was introduced in 1936. Now basketball has grown to become one of the most famous sports of the world. James Naismith devised a set of thirteen rules of basketball. Here are eleven of them, because we’re just a little bit lazy. A player cannot run with the ball. The player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, allowance to be made for a man running at good speed. The ball must be held in or between the hands. The arms or body mustn’t be used for holding it. No shouldering, holding, pushing, striking or tripping in any way of an adversary. No substitution shall be permitted. A foul is striking at the ball with the fist, violations of Rules 3 and 4 and. Goal shall be made when the ball is thrown or batted from the ground into the basket and stays there, providing those defending the goal don’t touch or disturb the goal. If the ball rests on the edge and the opponents move the basket, it shall count as a goal. It shall be thrown into the field and played by the first person touching it when the ball goes out of bounds. In the event of dispute the umpire shall throw it straight into the field. The thrower-in is allowed five seconds. It shall head to the challenger if he holds it more. If any side persists in delaying the game, the umpire shall call a foul on them. He shall have the power to disqualify men according to Rule 5. The referee shall function as judge of the ball and decide when it is in play in bounds, to which side it belongs, and shall keep enough time. He’ll decide when a goal has been made and keep account of the targets with any other duties which are usually performed by a referee. The side making the most goals for the reason that time shall be declared the winners. The ball may be thrown in any way with both hands or one. The ball may be batted in any way with both hands or one, but never with the...

Conquering Clash Royale

on Jun 11, 2016 in Fun | 0 comments

Clash Royale from Supercell is an epic card battle game with real-time strategy components. Here’s how to bust a move and dominate the game. Be Patient With Your Attacking Strategy Clash Royale mashes it up with card combating mechanics and takes the Clash of Clans formula. A lot of magic attacks and the exact same troops you’re comfortable with are included in trading card kind. On the battlefield, it may seem like a good idea to rush the assault and take down your opponent as fast as possible. But during the opening moments of a match, start out slow with your offensive strategy. Do’t freak out too much when you discover your towers are becoming assaulted; remain composed and send your troops out according to your strategic plans. When you do take a minimum of one Competitor Tower down, that’s the time where you grab the win as fast as possible and should ramp up your assault. As the time winds down to seconds and its last minute, the rate at which your Elixir refills will double. This gives you the opportunity to put more troops on the field than before. Arrows and Fireballs Away when You’re Closing for the Kill Here’s an important hint that you’ll have to take heed of – once one of your challengers’ Competition Towers drop, its King’s Tower will begin attacking you. Once you hit them that super tower that is significant will even start attacking you. If you believe you’re prepared to beat ’ em down early or the King’s Towers’ strikes are beginning to rev up, throw some fireballs and arrows its manner. The King’s Tower is a foe that is strong, but a combination of those strikes plus the help of troops that are on the field should whittle down its health in no time. To be quite honest, your set of fireballs and arrows should just be used on the King’s Tower. Using those assault cards in every other manner works just as well. Use Your Elixir Intelligently As you pull out new cards pay close attention to your Elixir meter and put ’em into play. Fight the urge to put out a powerful troop at the beginning of a match; play the kind of cards who’s value reaches around a max level of four. In order to flood the battlefield use units that are smaller at first and whittle down your foe’s tower wellbeing. It’s better to let your towers wipe out the smaller troops attacking them instead of spending a card to be spawned by Elixir in order to get the better of them. You should just spend some Elixir to spawn a powerful troop when you realize you’ll have enough to spend on another troop right after. Do’t function as the kind of player who has little to none to work with against an overwhelming force and overspends Elixir. The Greatest Troop Cards You’ll Need to Apply We’ve a couple favorites as it pertains to the troop cards you’ll desire to definitely take into battle. Super Goblins and goblins are not expensive as it pertains to spending Elixir, so it’s simple to throw a bunch of ’em on the battlefield. Archers are great long range troops who you should set up near your towers. Baby Dragons can steer clear of the strikes of some troops, plus its fireball strikes find a way to wipe out more than one troop at once. Barbarians pack lots of HP, making them excellent “Tank” type characters who can tear up enemy troops immediately and continue a while that is good. Golems are the most powerful troop kind there is throw one out near the termination moments of a match to nab the triumph ASAP. Minion Horde, giant Skeleton, Wizard and Prince cards come in handy also, thus adopt a strategy for them that works for you. Getting New Cards Takes Some Time If you’re pressed for time, odds are high that you’re gonna spend a few jewels to open recently obtained torsos up instantly. You’ll be allowed access to new cards by simply cracking open. From time to time, you ’ll be fortunate enough to gain a Rare or kind card that is Epic. If you’re patient, you then should’t have much of an issue waiting the allotted time needed for a torso to reveal it’s goods. Free Torsos open up the moment you get ’em (you’ll get a brand new one every four hours), plus Silver Torsos take three hours to open. Gold Torsos take eight hours, Magic Torsos take 12 hours and Crown Torsos open up immediately (you’ll get a brand new one every 24 hours). For the last two torso sorts in the game, Giant Torsos take Super Magic Torsos and 12 hours take 24 hours to open. The Greatest Time to Break Out Your Poison Spell When you eventually add the Toxin enchantment card to your deck, make sure that you use it during one specific scenario that happens during every match. When you find your towers getting a bit it’s best to hit them with this gaseous cloud of departure. That way, you’ll find a way to slow on enemies that are incoming and open them up for more assaults out of your towers. The Toxin enchantment card also helps give your troops an edge since they’ll have a less difficult time wiping poisoned troops out....

Liar Liar Pants on Fire

on Jan 24, 2016 in Buzz | 0 comments

I loved reading this New York Times article that used a statistical analysis to demonstrate which politicians lie more than others. It wasn’t surprising to see Donald Trump near the top of the list, but perhaps a little surprising to see that Ben Carson was solidly ahead of everyone when it came to lying. Maybe I shouldn’t be...

Meditations on Summer Beach Time

on Jun 20, 2015 in Fun | 0 comments

Summer is my favorite season. The other seasons have their highlights, but to me Summer is hands-down the best. Whether its 4th of July weekend, long vacations, hot, and muggy nights, or just some time spent relaxing at the beach, Summer has it all. And it never seems to last long enough. Summer arrives this year on June 21 at 12:38 pm EDT. I’ll be waiting with my swimsuit on and a popsicle in hand. Here’s a list of the Best Summer Vacation Spots for 2015, courtesy of US News and Travel. They picked Maui as the best overall destination, but I’ve always thought of Maui as a wintertime place to be. The complete list: Maui Paris Nice Fiji Mykonos San Francisco Barcelona Cusco Montreal Yellowstone Amsterdam Chicago Munich And to completely get you in the mood for Summer, here’s a little inspiration from Ella Fitzgerald....

Hi, Sun! The Sun Salutation in All its (Morning) Glory

on Sep 19, 2014 in Fitness | 0 comments

Practiced as a style of honoring the sunlight, the yoga sun salutation unites movement, worship, and prayer. By means of the entire body, both wisdom and understanding are realized. You’re able to practice it seated on a seat, (or the medial side of your mattress) or standing using a seat for support. As you could find this practice provides you an entire yoga workout sequence. Still, you can alter the rate to get it more lively and aerobic or impede the tempo right down and put it to use as a relaxing wind-down practice before you go to sleep. This sequence of actions and poses might be practiced as an exercising or an entire “sadhana” which includes exercise positions, breathing exercises, and profound meditation. The full round of those poses (asanas) are finished with two sets of the a dozen positions including of forwards and backward extend of the spinal column. The orthodox time predilection for training this program is dawn when optimum gains for the body along with the spirit might be reaped. Yoga Sun Salutation retains identical gains for your head as well as the body. Its practice leads to a sturdy and shapely body encompassing a sharp and concentrated thoughts. Working out the program at morning, with restricted respiration, uplifts the disposition also. This alleviation of worry and tension allows a clear and alert brain that’s with the capacity of meditation and focus which is the best path to creating whole harmony of the body as well as the nature. Most yoga courses will begin together with the Sunshine Salutation. The Sunshine Salutation, types section of the warm up in most yoga courses. It includes 12 fluid spots that permit the entire body to extend back and forwards. Distinct schools of yoga could have their very own unique version of the Sun Salutation. Those that adore it see it as a vital training due to their yoga lesson, although those you dislike doing the Sun Salutation discover it’s too hard and takes up a lot of time inside the...

Boom Beach

on Sep 19, 2014 in Fun | 0 comments

If you peek at the top grossing games list on the Apple App Store, you’ll probably notice that Clash of Clans has been sitting at the #1 spot for a long time. A verrrrry long time, as it turns out. The maker of that game, Supercell, really knows how to make games that make money. Their second hit, Hay Day, is also in the top 10. And earlier this year, Supercell released a third game called Boom Beach, which shows just as much promise as a money-maker, and maybe more importantly: it’s really fun to play. Boom Beach is kind of a spiritual successor to Clash of Clans, and if you’ve played CoC or any of the competitors it has spawned over the past couple of years, then Boom Beach will be readily familiar to you. You start out with a simple and small island base and your goal is to explore the surrounding islands and free the inhabitants of those islands from the oppressive clutches of the Blackguard. You’ll also encounter islands controlled by “mercenaries” which are actually other human players in the game. The storyline of the Blackguard is engaging, but soon enough you’ll come to realize that the meat of the game is in the player vs. player confrontations, much as it is with Clash of Clans. Although it’s pretty basic on the surface, deep down there’s a lot of strategy involved. Your tropps arrive on Landing Craft and are supported by a Gunship, which can be outfitted with all kind of weaponry and support powers for your troops. A big part of the game is “softening up” the island’s defenses with your Gunship before you even deploy your troops. And your troop choices are highly varied. Certain combinations of troops need to be employed to take on the different island defenses successfully. All in all, there are many different approaches you can take, and that’s what keeps the game really interesting. If it all gets overwhelming, fear not: the Internet has responded with plenty of Boom Beach cheats sites and other encyclopedic resources of each troop, building, and resource in the game. Of course, as much fun as the game is, keep in mind that it’s a freemium offering and made by the folks at Supercell, who really know how to get you to open your wallet. Keep that in mind as you get deeper into the game. It’s very easy to get to a point where you feel compelled to purchase the in-game currency to speed things up. And that’s where Boom Beach can get really...