Curl To Win

Expert Advice to Improve Your Game

Author: Russ Howard

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 144343762X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 8743

The ultimate guide to improving your game—from Canada's most celebrated curler Whether you're stepping into the hack for the first time, looking to improve your delivery or trying to better understand strategy, Curl to Win will help you take your game to the next level. Renowned for his ability to blend the mental and physical aspects of curling as well as his innovative and effective strategies, Russ Howard has written a practical handbook that no curler should be without. Russ draws on his more than three decades of experience as a winning player and coach to explain: Basics—start off on the right foot by picking the right equipment and really understanding how to play the game Delivery—improve your accuracy and consistency with gold-medal techniques and tips Sweeping—sweep effectively by avoiding common mistakes Strategy—form a winning game plan through strategies like making the most of the free guard zone Drills—practise like a pro with Russ's own drills for sweeping, delivery and ice reading Tips and tricks—learn how to match rocks, have a winning mindset, yell "Hurry hard!" and much more Fully illustrated with step-by-step photographs and diagrams, Curl to Win will help you get more out of your game.

Land of our Fathers

Author: Chris Urch

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474227597

Category: Drama

Page: 144

View: 7111

"I can't believe we're arguing over a Blue Riband" "I can't believe we're stuck down a mine." "Yet here we are" 3rd May 1979, South Wales. Thatcher is counting her votes, Sid Vicious is spinning in his grave, and six Welsh miners are trapped down a coal mine. Within two weeks everything these men believe in and everything they know will have changed. A darkly comic drama looking at the dramatic two weeks in which a group of Welsh miners are trapped underground. Chris Urch's debut full-length play is packed full of blistering comedy and summons a generation of lost voices.

Start to Win

The Classic Text

Author: Eric Twiname

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472901509

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 957

Start to Win is Eric Twiname's sailing classic. Out of print for over 20 years, it has nevertheless retained its position as the book on simple racing principles. Considered unequalled by its many fans, it is the only book that sets out the techniques of sailing in such a clear, understandable and straightforward manner. By the same author as The Rules Book, Start to Win will be welcomed back by its many followers, and read for the first time by many more. With an updated section on the Racing Rules, this classic is set to help sailors achieve their racing best for many years to come. 'An extraordinarily valuable book...Twiname manages to remove the mystique from the art of winning' Yachting World 'One of the best books on tactics' Yachting & Boating 'A first class book for the racing dinghy helmsman' Yachts and Yachting

Jersey Joe Walcott

A Boxing Biography

Author: James Curl

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786489634

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 239

View: 2264

Born into extreme poverty in 1914, Jersey Joe Walcott began boxing at the age of 16 to help feed his hungry family. After ten years, without proper training and with little to show for his efforts beyond some frightful beatings, Walcott quit the ring. A chance meeting with a fight promoter who recognized the potential in his iron chin and hard punch turned Walcott’s fortunes around, launching one of the greatest comebacks in boxing history. This biography details Walcott’s youth, his dismal early career, and his legendary climb to become the heavyweight champion of the world at age 37, at the time the oldest man ever to win the coveted title. Along the way, he battled some of the most feared champions of his day, including Joe Louis, Ezzard Charles, and Rocky Marciano. With numerous period photographs and a foreword from Walcott’s grandson, this work provides an intimate look at one of the grittiest, most determined boxers of the 20th century.

Run to Win

Vince Lombardi on Coaching and Leadership

Author: Donald T. Phillips

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429979348

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 1046

Vince Lombardi, whom many believe to be the greatest football coach in the history of the sport, is both a household name and an icon. He is not only renowned in the sports world, but also in business and industry for his exceptional leadership skills. In Run to Win, acclaimed author Don Phillips examines Lombardi's famous coaching style by painting a picture of a fascinating individual, a man whose ingenious leadership helped lead his teams to nine playoff victories in a row, including wins in the first two Super Bowls. By extracting powerful lessons from a man who could both lead and inspire, Phillips gets to the heart of what made Lombardi great and shows readers what it takes to be a winner. At the same time, this groundbreaking book tells the inspiring story of Lombardi's ten-year career with the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins, complete with anecdotes, quotes, and Lombardi Principles that show why this legendary coach continues to be a role model for effective leadership in business today. Totally accessible and utterly fascinating, Donald T. Phillips's Run to Win empowers readers with the knowledge to succeed in business, while entertaining them with tales of a man whose ability to win under any circumstance is unsurpassed in the history of professional sports.

Win at the gym

Secrets of Fitness and Health Success

Author: Steve Shipside

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 1907518525

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 233

View: 3545

This exclusive travel guide guides the visitor through the most incredible activities to be found in Shanghai: savour the food of world-class chefs in Asia's most romantic two-seater salon; eat at the best holes-in-the-walls and discover local street food haunts; find the best tailors and quality cashmere, satins and brocades by the yard; expert ......

You Lose Some, You Win Some

Author: Julia Clarke

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192753274

Category: Sibling rivalry

Page: 141

View: 7246

Everything changes for Cesca when her mother moves out to be with her new partner, leaving her with her brother and farmer father. Then her father meets someone else, too, and Cesca has to come to terms with a whole new way of life.* An extremely sensitive, moving handling of issues of first love and parental break-up* Brilliantly-drawn relationship between Cesca and her parents* Julia Clarke is an author to watch - her previous teenage novels, Summertime Blues and Between You and Me, have attracted very favourable review coverage.

Native Americans in Sports

Author: C. Richard King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317464036

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

View: 1937

Offers full coverage of Native American athletes and athletics from historical, cultual and indigenous perspectives, from before European intervention to the 21st century. There are entries devoted to broader cultural themes, and how these affect and are affected by the sport.

Like Two Peas

A Father's Memoir

Author: Rick Curl

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462825271

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 116

View: 8732

If you have experience the loss of a child then you know of the pain. If you are looking for solace I hope this sharing will help. If you are looking for spiritual insight, you should read a different book. This is not it. When I first began writing this little book, it was to be a condemnation of the trucking industry, complete with a lot of facts and figures and graphs. Every year, some 5000 Americans are killed on our highways by tractor trailers, but this is not the focus of my writing. The trucking industry is a large, nasty and powerful force in our nation. It has power for the stuff of science fiction novels. But many businesses in America have such power. The American economy is a great thing, but all things must have a vulnerability to answer to the public. Franklin Roosevelt warned that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic State itself. That, in its essence is Fascism, ownership of government by an individual by a group, or any controlling private power. I ask that you understand that the chronology may seem to jump around a bit, but it is how I feel. This book is many things. It is a commentary on social difficulties from the perspective of an African-American male. It is a healing. It is also a vehicle in which our daughter will continue to live. It is recorded family history. It is my hope that this small writing and sharing will bring enlightenment to some and help in some way to those unfortunate enough to have forced upon them the burden of losing a child.

Weibliches Personal und ausländische Unternehmen in Japan – eine Win-Win-Situation?

Laufbahnplanung von Frauen in ausländischen Unternehmen in Japan

Author: Dagmar Gnida

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638025853

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 107

View: 5818

Diplomarbeit aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich BWL - Personal und Organisation, Note: 2,3, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (Lehrstuhl für Japanische Wirtschaft), 73 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Japan ist ein sehr traditionell und kulturell verwurzeltes Land, welches sich auch in der Management- und Personalpolitik japanischer Unternehmen widerspiegelt. Japanische Firmen sind i. d. R. traditionell, werteorientiert und paternalistisch ausgerichtet und stützen sich auf die Säulen lebenslange Beschäftigungspraxis und Seniorität. Männer in japanischen Firmen werden gefördert und sehen ihr Karriereziel in Managementpositionen. Frauen in Japan haben dagegen eine typisch familiäre Rolle inne. Frauen, die jedoch eine Karriere anstreben, haben die kulturell und familiär bedingte Bürde dennoch weiter zu tragen. So haben Frauen in japanischen Unternehmen schlechte Karrierechancen und werden auf vielfältige Weise diskriminiert sowie als Arbeitskräfte zweiter Wahl abgestempelt. Ausländische Unternehmen in Japan sind Minderheitenarbeitgeber. Japaner bevorzugen bei ihrer Arbeitgeberwahl einheimische Firmen und stehen dem Fremden skeptisch gegenüber, welches zu einem zwiespältigen Image ausländischer Unternehmen als Arbeitgeber führt. Dies resultiert wiederum in erschwerten Bedingungen, wenn es um die Rekrutierung hoch qualifizierter Arbeitskräfte geht. Ausländische Unternehmen kommen nicht an den Pool der hoch qualifizierten und talentiertesten (männlichen) Absolventen und Berufswechsler heran. Folglich gefährdet dies die Geschäftstätigkeit in Japan. Durch die gegenwärtige Popularität ausländischer Unternehmen wendet sich das Blatt partiell, so dass der externe Arbeitsmarkt für hoch qualifizierte Arbeitskräfte hart von ausländischen Unternehmen umkämpft wird. Gerade diese Popularität rückt ausländische Unternehmen ins Blickfeld dieser Arbeit. Sowohl Frauen in Japan als auch ausländische Unternehmen befinden sich in einer misslichen Lage. Frauen in Japan mit Karriereambitionen haben in japanischen Firmen keine Perspektive, wodurch ausländische Unternehmen attraktive Arbeitgeber werden. Trotz allem haben ausländische Firmen Probleme bei der Rekrutierung qualifizierter männlicher Arbeitskräfte, während Frauen in japanischen Firmen diskriminiert werden. Hierbei stellt sich nun die Frage, ob Frauen in Japan, die Karriere machen möchten, in ausländischen Unternehmen bessere Karrierechancen vorfinden können als in japanischen Firmen. Gibt es ebenso Vorteile für ausländische Unternehmen, die Japanerinnen beschäftigen und Karriereoptionen bieten? Auch soll im Laufe der Arbeit geklärt werden, inwiefern eine Win-Win-Situation für beide Parteien vorliegt.

The Importance of Being Wicked

Author: Victoria Alexander

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1420130978

Category: Fiction

Page: 433

View: 6419

The nobleman has a reputation. And the lady is putting it to the test—in a dazzling Victorian romance from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author. For Winfield Elliott, Viscount Stillwell, finding a prospective bride always seemed easy. Perhaps too easy. With three broken engagements to his name, Win is the subject of endless gossip. Yet his current mission is quite upright: to hire a company to repair his family’s fire-damaged country house. Nothing disreputable in that—until the firm’s representative turns out to be a very desirable widow. Lady Miranda Garrett expected a man of Win’s reputation to be flirtatious and devilishly charming. But the awkward truth is that it’s she who finds him thoroughly irresistible. While Miranda resides at Millworth Manor to oversee the work, Win occupies every waking hour of her day, her dreams at night, and soon, her bed. And for the first time, the wicked Win is falling in love too. And what begins as a scandalous proposition may become a very different proposal of the heart. “For love, laughter, and lots of fun, read Victoria Alexander.” —Stephanie Laurens, New York Times–bestselling author “Fast-paced, snappy dialogue and a bounty of sexy chemistry, proving that the ever-reliable Alexander is now the go-to author for historical romance readers in search of love and laughter.” —Booklist

Tales from Q School

Inside Golf's Fifth Major

Author: John Feinstein

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316005584

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 9955

It is the tournament that separates champions from mortals. It is the starting point for the careers of future legends and can be the final stop on the down escalator for fading stars. The annual PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament is one of the most grueling competitions in any sport. Every fall, veterans and talented hopefuls sweat through six rounds of hell at Q school, as the tournament is universally known, to get a shot at the PGA Tour, vying for the 30 slots available. The grim reality: If you don't make it through Q school, you're not on the PGA tour. You're out. And those who make it to the sixday finals are the lucky ones: hundreds more players fail to get through the equally grueling first two stages of the event. John Feinstein tells the story of the players who compete for these coveted positions in the 2005 Q school as only he can. With arresting accounts from the players, established winners, rising stars, the defeated, and the endlessly hopeful, America's favorite sportswriter unearths the inside story behind the PGA Tour's brutal all-ornothing competition.

Speak to Win

Wie Sie zu einem ausgezeichneten Redner werden vor großem und kleinem Publikum

Author: Brian Tracy,Frank M. Scheelen

Publisher: GABAL Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3897498510

Category: Self-Help

Page: 218

View: 4516

Die Fähigkeit, vor kleinerem oder größerem Publikum zu sprechen, ist eine Kompetenz, die viele Türen öffnet. Sie verleiht uns den Respekt anderer, erhöht unsere Überzeugungskraft und verschafft uns mehr Aufmerksamkeit. Wie wir diese Fähigkeit verbessern können, kann niemand so effektiv vermitteln wie Brian Tracy und Frank M. Scheelen. Sie gehören zu den anerkanntesten Speakern weltweit und sind Meister darin, Inhalte nachvollziehbar zu erklären. Ein leicht zu lesendes und schlüssig aufgebautes Buch, das unterschiedlichste Techniken erklärt, um überzeugende Reden vor kleinen Gruppen wie vor einem großem Publikum zu halten. Nach den Erfolgssellern Eat that Frog und Thinking Big ein aktueller Titel von Brian Tracy, der im Frühjahr 2008 in den USA erschienen ist und spontan ein Erfolg wurde.

Dreams and Schemes

Beware! Dear Widow and Widower

Author: M.K. Curl

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479739006

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 68

View: 9730

This is a true story. The names have been changed to protect some who requested the privacy. 1. The complete facts, otherwise, are to benefit and warn widows and widowers of what can happen when one is experiencing a time of the loss of a spouse and they are very vulnerable at the time. The romanticism one has during the grief time is not always a true love and human character can be very deceiving. The most destructive partner can have plans very much unsuspected by the other of controlling the life of the one they have devotedly asked to marry them. Prenuptials Are not always beneficial if one has the expertise to have this deleted later in the marriage. Or is able to convince the partner of voiding the agreement.

Überzeugen ohne zu argumentieren

so gelingt Win-win-Kommunikation ; [inklusive interaktivem Workshop auf der Website zum Buch!]

Author: Marion Recknagel

Publisher: GABAL Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3869360690

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 109

View: 9048

Überzeugen ohne zu argumentieren beginnt, wenn der Gesprächspartner Nein gesagt hat. Wie schafft man es, die Widerstände aus dem Weg zu räumen? Und zwar so, dass am Ende beide Partner ein gutes Gefühl haben? Marion Recknagel stellt ein Konzept vor, mit dem es leicht gelingt, Vereinbarungen zu erzielen, die die Interessen beider Gesprächspartner berücksichtigen.

Because It Is My Blood

A Novel

Author: Gabrielle Zevin

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 0374306745

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4075

"Every time I think I'm out, they pull me back in."- Michael Corleone, The Godfather Since her release from Liberty Children's Facility, Anya Balanchine is determined to follow the straight and narrow. Unfortunately, her criminal record is making it hard for her to do that. No high school wants her with a gun possession charge on her rap sheet. Plus, all the people in her life have moved on: Natty has skipped two grades at Holy Trinity, Scarlet and Gable seem closer than ever, and even Win is in a new relationship.But when old friends return demanding that certain debts be paid, Anya is thrown right back into the criminal world that she had been determined to escape. It's a journey that will take her across the ocean and straight into the heart of the birthplace of chocolate where her resolve--and her heart--will be tested as never before. Because It Is My Blood is the second novel in Gabrielle Zevin's Birthright series.

So setze ich mich durch

Gesprächsführungsmethoden für Entscheider - das WIN-Erfolgsmodell

Author: Andreas Nemeth,Ulrich Wittfeld

Publisher: expert verlag

ISBN: 9783816923664


Page: 137

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