Loving The Game When The Game Doesn't Love You Back

Author: Brandon Sweeney

Publisher: Brandon Sweeney

ISBN: 0989136752

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

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Each year, thousands of athletes work hard to excel at their sport, while sacrificing their time in hopes of one day playing professionally. Some make it but many do not. Most often we hear the stories of athletes that have succeeded. However there are many more untold stories of great athletes who did not. Brandon Sweeney shares his story of the setbacks he had to overcome when his dream of going to the NFL was shattered by a career ending injury. It was a long process of readjustment for Brandon but he ultimately discovers his true identity, and God-given purpose. Brandon wrote this book to motivate, inspire and challenge athletes to recognize the importance of preparing for life on and off the field, but ultimately to help others discover their full potential and their God-given purpose beyond the game.

Styles Magazine

Author: Ofentse Ratshuku

Publisher: ©Styles Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 50

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Styles Magazine (PTY) Ltd. Copyright subsists in all work published in this magazine. Any reproduction or adaptation, in whole or in part, without written permission of the publishers is strictly prohibited and is an act of copyright infringement which may, in certain circumstances, constitute a criminal offense.

Combinatorial Optimization and Applications

Author: Zhao Zhang,Lidong Wu,Wen Xu,Ding-Zhu Du

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319126911

Category: Computers

Page: 774

View: 3469


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications, COCOA 2014, held on the island of Maui, Hawaii, USA, in December 2014. The 56 full papers included in the book were carefully reviewed and selected from 133 submissions. Topics covered include classic combinatorial optimization; geometric optimization; network optimization; optimization in graphs; applied optimization; CSoNet; and complexity, cryptography, and games.

21st Century Learning for 21st Century Skills

Author: Andrew Ravenscroft,Stefanie Lindstaedt,Carlos Delgado Kloos,Davinia Hernández-Leo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642332633

Category: Computers

Page: 553

View: 652


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2012, held in Saarbrücken, Germany, in September 2012. The 26 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 130 submissions. The book also includes 12 short papers, 16 demonstration papers, 11 poster papers, and 1 invited paper. Specifically, the programme and organizing structure was formed through the themes: mobile learning and context; serious and educational games; collaborative learning; organisational and workplace learning; learning analytics and retrieval; personalised and adaptive learning; learning environments; academic learning and context; and, learning facilitation by semantic means.

Plato's Invisible Cities

Author: Adi Ophir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134959745

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 8404


This book offers an original and detailed reading of Plato's Republic, one of the most influential philosophical works in the emergence of Western philosophy. The author discusses the Republic in terms of discursive events and political acts. Plato's act is placed in the context of a politico-discursive crisis in Athens at the end of the fifth and the beginning of the fourth century B.C that gave rise to the dialogue's primary question, that of justice. The originality of Dr. Ophir lies in the way he reconstructs the Republic's different spatial settings - utopian, mythical, dramatic and discursive - using them as the main thread of his interpretation. Against the background of Plato's critique of the organisation of civic-space in the Greek polis, the author relates the spatial settings in the Plato text to each other. This provides a basis for a re-examination of the relationship between philosophy and politics, which Plato's work advocates, and which it actually enacted.

Game Programming Using Qt: Beginner's Guide

Author: Witold Wysota,Lorenz Haas

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782168885

Category: Computers

Page: 512

View: 3046


A complete guide to designing and building fun games with Qt and Qt Quick 2 using associated toolsets About This Book Learn to create simple 2D to complex 3D graphics and games using all possible tools and widgets available for game development in Qt Understand technologies such as QML, Qt Quick, OpenGL, and Qt Creator, and learn the best practices to use them to design games Learn Qt with the help of many sample games introduced step-by-step in each chapter Who This Book Is For If you want to create great graphical user interfaces and astonishing games with Qt, this book is ideal for you. Any previous knowledge of Qt is not required, however knowledge of C++ is mandatory. What You Will Learn Install Qt on your system Understand the basic concepts of every Qt game and application Develop 2D object-oriented graphics using Qt Graphics View Build multiplayer games or add a chat function to your games with Qt's Network module Script your game with Qt Script Program resolution-independent and fluid UI using QML and Qt Quick Control your game flow as per the sensors of a mobile device See how to test and debug your game easily with Qt Creator and Qt Test In Detail Qt is the leading cross-platform toolkit for all significant desktop, mobile, and embedded platforms and is becoming more popular by the day, especially on mobile and embedded devices. Despite its simplicity, it's a powerful tool that perfectly fits game developers' needs. Using Qt and Qt Quick, it is easy to build fun games or shiny user interfaces. You only need to create your game once and deploy it on all major platforms like iOS, Android, and WinRT without changing a single source file. The book begins with a brief introduction to creating an application and preparing a working environment for both desktop and mobile platforms. It then dives deeper into the basics of creating graphical interfaces and Qt core concepts of data processing and display before you try creating a game. As you progress through the chapters, you'll learn to enrich your games by implementing network connectivity and employing scripting. We then delve into Qt Quick, OpenGL, and various other tools to add game logic, design animation, add game physics, and build astonishing UI for the games. Towards the final chapters, you'll learn to exploit mobile device features such as accelerators and sensors to build engaging user experiences. If you are planning to learn about Qt and its associated toolsets to build apps and games, this book is a must have. Style and approach This is an easy-to-follow, example-based, comprehensive introduction to all the major features in Qt. The content of each chapter is explained and organized around one or multiple simple game examples to learn Qt in a fun way.

Trends in Functional Programming

Author: Jurriaan Hage,Jay McCarthy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319146750

Category: Computers

Page: 143

View: 2955


This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed revised selected papers of the 15th International Symposium on Trends in Functional Programming, TFP 2014, held in Soesterberg, The Netherlands, in May 2014. The 8 revised full papers included in this volume were carefully and selected from 22 submissions. TFP is an international forum for researchers with interests in all aspects of functional programming, taking a broad view of current and future trends in the area.

The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball, 2d ed.

Author: Jonathan Fraser Light

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476617449

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1112

View: 8995


More than any other sport, baseball has developed its own niche in America’s culture and psyche. Some researchers spend years on detailed statistical analyses of minute parts of the game, while others wax poetic about its players and plays. Many trace the beginnings of the civil rights movement in part to the Major Leagues’ decision to integrate, and the words and phrases of the game (for example, pinch-hitter and out in left field) have become common in our everyday language. From AARON, HENRY onward, this book covers all of what might be called the cultural aspects of baseball (as opposed to the number-rich statistical information so widely available elsewhere). Biographical sketches of all Hall of Fame players, owners, executives and umpires, as well as many of the sportswriters and broadcasters who have won the Spink and Frick awards, join entries for teams, owners, commissioners and league presidents. Advertising, agents, drafts, illegal substances, minor leagues, oldest players, perfect games, retired uniform numbers, superstitions, tripleheaders, and youngest players are among the thousands of entries herein. Most entries open with a topical quote and conclude with a brief bibliography of sources for further research. The whole work is exhaustively indexed and includes 119 photographs.

Powerful Profits From Blackjack

Author: Victor H Royer

Publisher: Lyle Stuart

ISBN: 0818407859

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 256

View: 8324


Solid Advice From A Casino Industry Insider In this outstanding, fully updated guide to winning at blackjack, gambling columnist and consultant Victor H. Royer provides a wealth of tips and step-by-step techniques for enhancing the casino gaming experience and becoming a more knowledgeable and more successful player. With methods proven on casino floors around the world, he guides you through the basics of blackjack, from knowing when to split cards and when to stand pat to the finer points of betting for maximum success. Powerful Profits from Blackjack can increase your odds of winning and getting more enjoyment from every trip to the casino. Here are just a few of the valuable tips you'll learn: The truth behind Shuffling Machines—which are OK, and which to avoid, and why Includes a Modified Basic Strategy for your best advantage! Also includes a card-size Modified Basic Strategy that you can copy (print) and carry with you Why you should never split 10s—except in some Blackjack Tournaments The importance of "soft hands," and why casinos hate them How the number "17" can make or break your hand Why all blackjack games are NOT the same How to find a casino that offers you the best chance of winning And much more! Can This Book Give You An Edge? Bet On It! 134,500 Words

The Brooklyn Cyclones

Author: Ben Osborne

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081476231X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 8191


When professional baseball returned to Brooklyn in 2001, fans were jubilant and the media swarmed. After losing the Brooklyn Dodgers to California 44 years ago, Brooklyn baseball fans could once again claim a team of their own: the Cyclones, a Class A affiliate of the New York Mets. The Brooklyn Cyclones: Hardball Dreams and the New Coney Island recounts that first season of the Cyclones. From the construction of the incredible Keyspan Park at Coney Island to their improbable successes on the field, Ben Osborne tells the story of the Cyclones' delicate first year of operation. We see the story up close and personal through the eyes of two very different young men. The first is Anthony Otero, who was raised in a Coney Island housing project and loves baseball, but has never seen a game in person until the Cyclones land in his neighborhood. The second is Brett Kay, a young man from California who has never been to New York, until he becomes the catcher for the Brooklyn Cyclones. From the plans of politicians like Rudy Giuliani and Howard Golden, to the poverty of Coney Island's citizens, The Brooklyn Cyclones reveals the stories behind the headlines to show that the reality of creating a new sports team often involves broken promises and shattered dreams. Osborne includes chapters on the Cyclones' rivalry with the Staten Island Yankees, the Cyclones' chances of capturing the New York-Penn League title, and an epilogue updating Kay's, Otero's, and the Cyclones' progress through the 2003 season. Ultimately, Ben Osborne shows how, for these two young men, the Brooklyn Cyclones created dreams the same way the Brooklyn Dodgers allowed the boys of Flatbush to dream about one day playing in the Big Leagues.