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High School Wrestling: The Path to Wrestling Greatness

High School Wrestling: The Path to Wrestling Greatness

Wrestling is not just a sport; It is a state of mind. It is a way of life. Wrestling basics principles and concepts that one can follow on and off the mat.

The samurai of Japan followed the Bushido Code. Bushido means "Way of the Warrior." Taoists follow certain principals as well. Tao means "way" or "path." Zen Buddhists also follow certain principles. Zen has to do with being quiet and observant. In Zen, meditation, self-contemplation, and intuition are very important concepts. Someone online made this observation regarding Zen: "One way to think of Zen is this: a total state of focus that incorporates a total togethrence of body and mind. Dropping illusion and seeing things without distortion created by your own thoughts. "

What principals do wrestlers follow? Does a wrestling code exist? What is the path to wrestling greatness? I contemplated these questions and others and wrote this article to share some of my thoughts.

The Way of the Wrestler:

Remember Your Elders and the Rich History of Wrestling

Wrestling is considered one of the world's oldest sports; It has been around for thousands of years. Wrestling was practiced in the ancient Egyptian, Babylonian, Grecian, and Roman empires.

Wrestling is mentioned in the Epic of Gilgamesh , one of the earliest known works of literature. Wrestling is also mentioned in the Bible . Jacob wrestles through the night with a man (possibly God) and ends up with a dislocated hip. In Beowulf , the hero Beowulf "grapples" with the Monster Grendel historically tear off Grendel's arm. Beowulf is said to have a strong handgrip. He grapples with Grendel because he does not want to have any advantage by using weapons. Other ancient works of literature mention wrestling as well.

The philosopher Plato was a wrestler. Plato was actually a nickname given to him by his wrestling coach. Plato means "broad" and may have referred to Plato's broad shoulders or perhaps his sturdy, powerful build. Plato thought highly of wrestling. In his book entitled Laws , Plato states, "… the art of wrestling erect and keeping free the neck and hands and sides, working with energy and constancy, with a composed strength, and for the sake of health-these are always useful , And are not to be neglected … "

Some famous politicians (including presidents), soldiers (including generals), businessmen, actors, writers, comedians and other celebrities were wrestlers at one time. George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, General George Patton, General Norman Schwartzkopf, Senator John McCain, John Irving (author), Tom Cruise, Vince Vaughn, Ashton Kutcher, Jay Leno were all wrestled. Some famous football players and boxers wrestled as well. Hall of Fame Football Coach John Madden stated, "I would have all of my offensive lineman wrestle if I could."

In the book Wrestling Tough , author Mike Chapman mentions legendary football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant who coached the University of Alabama to six national titles. According to Chapman, "Bryant held wrestling in such high esteem as a developer of athletes, physically and …

Importance of On-The-Job Training

Importance of On-The-Job Training

Confucius once said: “If all I do is hear, I will forget. If I hear and see, I will remember. If I hear, see and do, I will understand.”

On-the-Job-Training or OJT is job training that occurs in the work place. It has many advantages, but it can also have a few disadvantages if the OJT is not planned and executed properly. It is part of a college curriculum that aims to train and orient students about the work and their future career. It is very important not only to teach students their chosen career but to show students the reality about working.

Most students nowadays are not serious in their training. They don’t plan ahead and pick the best company that they can choose. Worst, they ended up cleaning the desk of their superior or doing unrelated tasks.

Here is why students should not take OJT for granted:

1. If you will get a high evaluation grade, your employer might hire you when you graduate.

2. Your background OJT is very important when applying for a job. Oftentimes, employers will ask you the relevance of your training to your course and to the position you are applying for.

3. Some companies will give you a monthly allowance if you are doing well in your tasks.

4. OJT will be your training ground. If you still have no idea on what is meant to be a worker, OJT will give a hint of career realities.

5. Your OJT superior my recommend your skills to other companies whom he knows.

6. It will give you a sense of confidence that you can use when applying for a job after graduation

7. Help individuals make informed career choices

Students should realize the importance of OJT on their future career. Having a good performance during OJT is very important especially now that there’s a tight competition towards job seekers and the high qualification of companies.

For articles about career move, visit DitoNa Articles…

Successful Weight Loss Through Herbal Products

Successful Weight Loss Through Herbal Products

Whether there are adults or adolescents, everybody is craving for a slim look these days. Inspired by zero-figure celebrities, worried due to obesity-related issues, individuals are laying their hands on every product that will help them lose weight. Miracle weight loss products are springing in every nook and corner, promising millions of obese individuals that these products are a key to healthy and slim life. Out of desperation, individuals tend to forget that these quick-fix methods are no good. What they really need are herbal products that will help them shed kilos without affecting their health in any way. Instead of taking artificial weight loss supplements, herbal weight loss products must be used to control excess weight.

Currently, dieticians are recommending herbal tea to cure weight loss issues. Green tea and herbal slimming tea are some of the most common options available to dieters. If you are interested in losing weight, then you would like to bring the slimming tea to your house. It does work wonders! Now our quest begins to determine how weight loss can be achieved through herbal products.

Let’s start by focusing on the weight loss benefits that are offered by green tea. This is a tested herbal remedy. Anybody who has embarked on a weight loss journey must definitely consume herbal green tea. It is known to speed up the metabolic rate which helps burn food much quickly. The reason why most people gain weight is because of the slow metabolic rate. Science says that exercise can increase this rate. Herbal green tea is definitely one of the best weight loss remedies because it is also responsible for increase in metabolic rate. Combine some exercise with green tea and the results will be worthwhile.

Have you ever boiled hibiscus, ginger and garcinia in water and drank it every day early morning before breakfast? If you haven’t done that in the past, then you need to do that now. This is because hibiscus and garcinia are the best herbal options you could ask for. It aids weight loss by strengthening the immune system. Consisting of hydroxitric acid that is the main ingredient for weight loss, the leaves are better off when consumed in a drink rather than as extracts. Boil the three ingredients for ten minutes in water and drink your pounds away.

The herbal legacy label valerian root tea as a ‘relaxant and calm inducing drug’. Thus, whether it is stomach constipation, anxiety, pain, depressive symptoms or other possible conditions that deteriorate the health and leave you in a restless state, this tea will never disappoint. It does wonders to the human body only if the dosage is kept to a minimum. Valerian root tea hails from China and has become quite popular nowadays with a large number of people becoming its consumers. Even while the tea is being researched about and its health benefits are sought continuously, it is vital to point out that the tea cannot be used by everyone. There is an …

Make Money Online – 7 Strategies to Help You Make Money Online and Work From Home

Make Money Online – 7 Strategies to Help You Make Money Online and Work From Home

On January 1, 2010 A Google search for “Make Money Online” showed a whopping 11 million results! There are so many confusing options that it is hard to decide which option to choose. What is more, “Make Money Online” is synonymous with scams. The Internet is full of Get Rich Quick Scams and Make Money Online Scams.

In fact it is very difficult to find legitimate ways to work from home and make money online. However, if it was really impossible to make money online then popular websites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Google, etc. would not be making millions of dollars on the internet. Are they not “Making Money Online?” Is it necessary to be a geek if you got to make money online? What exactly does it take to become a successful Internet entrepreneur even if you are not a software engineer?

Throughout the ages we have seen how the poor wish that they had more money to enjoy their lives, and how the rich wish that they had more time and better health to enjoy their lives. Some people genuinely need more money. Some people desire to work from home and spend more time with their family. Some people, whether they desire more money or not, are so caught up in making a living that they forget how to live. Whatever it is, the truth is that most of us often wish to have more money and more free time. What would make it possible to get the best of both the worlds? Anyone who wants to have lots of money, lots of free time, lots of fun, better health, more happiness, more freedom, more success, and more control over their lives should pause and reflect, “Is it really possible to have all of them together or is that a pipe dream”? Contrary to what some ancient philosophers might have said, in this new age of the Internet it is indeed possible to live this dream and you will soon discover how easy it is to make your dreams come true!

Have you ever thought what you will do when you have lots of money and lots of free time at your disposal? Have you ever visualized a new, exciting lifestyle which gives you the freedom to live the life that you love and do all that you have ever wanted to do – be your own boss, live life on your own terms, travel around the world, buy a luxurious car, finance your college education, step into your own house, spend more quality time with your family and friends, take care of a loved one, take your family on a holiday, pursue your hobbies, devote yourself to a cause, or buy that expensive gift for someone special? What will you do when you have an abundance of money, time, freedom, and control over your life?

Hard work pays, but sometimes people who work too hard often have a hard time enjoying their health, life, and money. The …

Guitar Hero 3 Songs – Level by Level!

Guitar Hero 3 Songs – Level by Level!

The Guitar Hero series of games for different platforms is one of the best and most entertaining of any music-oriented gaming series. The latest installment, Guitar Hero 3, is one of the greatest video games to be introduced to the public! Because of it’s vast popularity, many people search the internet to find Guitar Hero 3 songs and songlists for the game. In this article, we’ll show you a pretty comprehensive list of Guitar Hero 3 Songs, at different levels of the game!…

When “starting out small” there aren’t very many expectations as the crowd doesn’t even know who you are! You’re still in the learning phase, and that’s reflected in the easy songs they chose! In case you haven’t made it yet, here’s what to expect during the “beginner phase”…

Tier 1: Starting Out Small

1. Slow Ride

2. Talk Dirty to Me

3. Hit Me with Your Best Shot

4. Story of My Life

5. Encore: Rock and Roll All Nite

6. Co-op Encore: Sabotage

As you would expect, the second level of the Guitar Hero 3 Songs list get’s a bit tougher! Take a look….

Tier 2: Your First Real Gig

7. Mississippi Queen

8. School’s Out

9. Sunshine of Your Love

10. Barracuda

11. Boss: Tom Morello’s Original Boss Battle Recording

12. Encore: Bulls on Parade

13. Co-op Encore: Reptillia

Time to make the video my friend! You’re starting to see some success in your career, and the Guitar Hero 3 songs at levels 3, 4 and 5 get harder…but are much cooler! Check em’ out!…

Tier 3: Making The Video

14. When You Were Young

15. Miss Murder

16. The Seeker

17. Lay Down

18. Encore: Paint It Black

19. Co-op Encore: Suck My Kiss

Tier 4: European Invasion

20. Paranoid

21. Anarchy in the U.K.

22. Kool Thing

23. My Name is Jonas

24. Encore: Even Flow

25. Co-op Encore: Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll

Tier 5: Bighouse Blues

26. Holiday in Cambodia

27. Rock You Like a Hurricane

28. Same Old Song and Dance

29. La Grange

30. Boss: Slash’s Original Boss Battle Recording

31. Encore: Welcome to The Jungle

32. Co-op Encore: Helicopter

This next section of Guitar Hero 3 songs includes some great alternative, 90’s tunes like Cherub Rock (Smashing Pumpkins) and Black Sunshine (White Zombie).

Tier 6: The Hottest Band On Earth

33. Black Magic Woman

34. Cherub Rock

35. Black Sunshine

36. The Metal (by Tenacious D)

37. Encore: Pride and Joy

38. Co-op Encore: Monsters

Tier 7: Live In Japan

39. Before I Forget

40. Stricken

41. 3’s and 7’s

42. Knights of Cydonia

43. Encore: Cult of Personality

Tier 8: Battle For Your Soul

44. Raining Blood

45. Cliffs of Dover

46. Number of the Beast

47. One

48. Boss: Lou (The Devil) Boss Battle Recording

49. Encore: Devil Went Down to Georgia

And, here are the bonus tracks that Guitar Hero offers…if you’re good enough!

Bonus Tracks:

50. Avalancha (by Héroes del Silencio)

51. …

Falling Standard Of Education In Nigeria: Who Is To Be Blame?

Falling Standard Of Education In Nigeria: Who Is To Be Blame?

INTRODUCTION

The concept ” falling standard of Education” is a relative term because there is no well defined instruments to measure it with utmost reliability and validity. That is why scholars’ views on the concept varies. These scholars view it at different perspectives, depending on the angle each of them is looking at it.

Babalola, A (2006) sees the concept from admission of Nigerian University products in developed countries universities. That the first six Nigerian Universities (University of Ibadan, Ile Ife, Lagos, Benin, Nsukka and Zaria) had their products competing favourably with any other University in the world as their products were sought for by University of Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford and London for admission into their post-graduate courses. That these students record breaking performances and when they graduate are employed by the best multi-national companies and corporate bodies globally unlike today where no Nigerian University is among the top 6,000 Universities of the world (Adeniyi, Bello (2008) in Why no worry about rankings). He sees standard from how universities contribute to knowledge and solving problems besetting mankind.

According to Gateway to the Nation (2010), University of Ibadan is ranked 6,340th University in the world. In Africa, University of Ibadan is ranked 57th, OAU 69th and South African Universities are leading the way in Africa.

He also use written and spoken English as a yardstick for measuring standard of education which University of London conducted a research in West Africa and the result showed that teachers trained by colonial masters were better of than those trained by indigenous teachers.

He also used staffing, funding, foundation, origin and students as standard of education.

Standard of education to Dike, V. (2003) is how education contribute to the public health (or sociopolitical and economic development of a Nation).

Standard of education to either passing or failing of external examinations like WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, JAMB,(NOW UTME) among others.

Teachers without Boarders (2006) looks at educational standard from how the products of schools can be measured in terms of outcome. That is how school leavers contribute to the society in terms of cognitive affective and psychomotor. I will be using students to refer to both students and pupils, I will use head teacher to refer to both principal and headmaster.

Which ever way you may view standard of education, for you to conclude whether the standard is falling or not, you must take into consideration all the aforementioned variables including achieving educational goals.

Equally, for justice to be done while measuring these standards one has to look at reliability where all the schools to be measured must have the same infrastructure, teaching materials, quality of teachers, level and degree of learners, condition within which learning takes place, some methods of assessment and some types of contribution to the society among others.

CAUSES OF FALLING STANDARDS

Haven discussed what makes up standard in education, may I crave your indulgence to some of the established facts that constitute falling standard of education in Nigeria.

(1) Discipline: This is …

Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical Administrative Assistant

Most people may be inclined to think that the only jobs in the medical field are those of surgeons, doctors, and nurses, but there are also another wide variety of jobs open in the medical field. Positions can range from the medical scientist to the administrative assistants who are often the face of a doctor’s office. The position of a medical assistant is an unlicensed, multi-skilled health professional who offers administrative, clerical and technical support to the physician assistant or the physician. Medical assistant provides services for front office, back office and other clinical laboratory areas. Medical assisting is a versatile career for men and women.

JOB FUNCTIONS OF A MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT:

Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks which help to keep the offices of physicians, pediatrics, chemotherapy, and other health professionals operating smoothly on a day-to-day basis. Some of the duties of a medical assistant will vary from office to office and depend on the location and size of the practice, as well as on the practitioner’s specialty. In smaller offices, medical assistants may be required to handle both the administrative and clinical duties, as well as reporting directly to an office manager, doctor or other health practitioner. Medical administrative assistants who are in larger doctors offices are more likely to be specialized in a particular area of the job. Medical assistants should not be confused with physician assistants, who examine, diagnose, and treat patients under the direct supervision of a physician.

Some of the job functions which an administrative medical assistants usually perform are: updating and filing patients’ medical records, filling out insurance forms, arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services, answering telephones, greeting and helping patients, scheduling appointments, and handling billing and bookkeeping

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Most medical administrative assistants are employed in doctors offices. Some medical administrative assistance may also work in hospitals, medical clinics, or health maintenance organizations as well. Generally, a medical administrative assistant can expect to work a 40 hour week, and may include weekends. One can expect the working environment to be very clean and sterile because it will be in some form of a medical office. Additionally, the work environment is usually very pleasant in all seasons and will be air-conditioned or heated accordingly. Uniforms may be required, and are usually nurses scrubs, and in some offices they will give you a stipend to help cover the costs of the uniforms.Work schedules are often flexible and many employers are now offering excellent fringe benefits as well.

MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT EDUCATION:

Most of the formal education of medical administrative assistants often takes place in vocational school or community colleges.The course length does vary depending upon the school you are enrolled in, but usually ranges from programs that are completed in one to two years and many of these programs also offer internships. The curriculum presented must always be accredited if upon graduation you plan to become either certified or registered as a medical administrative assistant.

Labor statistics have indicated the medical …

Think Music Theory Is Too Hard? Here’s Why

Think Music Theory Is Too Hard? Here’s Why

In my opinion (as a 35+ year music professional), music theory is taught in the most confusing and painful way imaginable. One example of this, students are often confronted with multiple sets of systems to described the same thing in different classes.

For example, Scale Degrees are referenced using numbers (0-9) in private lessons, roman numerals (both upper and lower case) in analysis, terms like Tonic, Submediant, Dominant, etc. when you get to theory class, and something called “Solfege” (Do-Re-Mi) in ear training. Too often the student has no idea all these systems are referring to the same basic thing, scale degrees. And this is just one example!

Scale Degree Naming Schemes…

  • Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Names: Tonic, Supertonic, Mediant, Subdominant, Dominant, Submediant, Leading Tone
  • Roman: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII
  • Solfege: Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti

Can Music Theory be made easier to understand?

Yes it can. All it really takes is boiling theory down to its simplest form. Then, present it in a uniform way, much easier to understand. For example. Let’s take a better approach to Scale Degree presentation mentioned above.

Instead of using different systems for private lessons, analysis, music theory class, and ear training, we could use standard numbers (0-9) for all of them. We’ve removed the obstacles of having to learn solfege (including all the solfege names for notes not in the scale), english names for each scale degree, proper use of upper and lower case roman numerals, etc., BEFORE any functionality of music can be learned. We get right down to business using a system every student is already familiar with, the numbers 0-9. Again, this is just one example.

With consistency across the board, all of this can be learned and retained easily. If planning on attending college where all these terms will be needed, you can always learn these terms and systems AFTER you understand how music works. Believe me, it is MUCH EASIER that way!

As indicated before, this is only one example how something that can be explained so simply has become unnecessarily complex.

So, the solution is to make music theory simpler, not the current trend of making it harder. I believe the study of how music works can be reduced to these two basic concepts… First, learn the major scale. Then, use the major scale to learn everything else. Sounds pretty simple to me!…

Finding Financial Freedom

Finding Financial Freedom

In a 2015 economic study, researchers found that eight out of ten American are in astronomical amounts of debt. Today, statistics showed that these numbers have only varied slightly, if at all, as the average American household is over eight-thousand dollars in debt. Financial debt is a cancer that is plaguing every part of our country from college students working to pay of tens of thousands of dollars worth of student loans, to hard-working businessman working a dreary nine-to-five just to pay off the house mortgage and put gas in the cars.

The reason for this ridiculous amount of nation-wide debt is simple: we have no idea how to save and are really good at spending. We come by it honestly – I mean, have you heard how much debt that our government is in currently? Something to the tune of nineteen trillion dollars. Based on that statistic, I would say that it is no wonder Americans are having such heavy financial struggles! Perhaps the worst part about this whole collaborative debt-mess is that the majority of Americans not only expect to accrue debt, but they’ve settled with that reality as fact, chosen to accept it as a part of life, and are making no conscious efforts to avoid it!

The good news, however, is that living with financial debt is not a requirement, nor should it be something to settle with. There are several steps that you can take today to begin paying off your debt and walking in financial freedom. Dave Ramsey, American businessman, author, and motivational speaker who specializes in finance, created something called the “debt snowball” to teach Americans how to get rid of their debt entirely. This method has been proven to increase the user’s internal motivation to get out of debt fully.

On first impression, this concept of the “debt snowball” may sound intimidating – after all, you don’t want your debt to snowball out of control… it’s already out of control! This method, contrary to its intimidating title, is built to keep you motivated as you pay off your debt with one simple trick: you must pay off the smallest debt first and work your way up to the largest. More information about this concept can be found on Dave’s website, but to put it simply, the steps to financial freedom are creating and maintaining a strict personal budget, putting money towards paying off those debts every single month, and starting with the smallest one first.

There is no such thing as a manageable amount of debt. If you are making the choice to settle with a certain amount of debt and live with the consequences, you are choosing to live in financial bondage for the rest of your life. When you make that choice, everything you do is dictated by someone else because, until they get their money, you belong to them. However, when you choose to work hard to pay off the debts that you owe, the joy that you will …

My Husband Acts Like He’s Single And This Is Hurting Our Marriage – What Can I Do?

My Husband Acts Like He’s Single And This Is Hurting Our Marriage – What Can I Do?

I sometimes hear from wives who complain that their older husband is still acting like a young, single man. At first, this type of behavior might seem annoying but harmless. However, over time, it can start to become much more worrisome and it can make you wonder if there is something driving him to act this way or if it means anything for your marriage.

I heard from a wife who said: “my husband still acts like he’s a college frat boy and it used to drive me crazy but now I am absolutely at the end of my rope. We have two small kids and he is still driving around in a 2 seat convertible. He still doesn’t know what he wants to be when he grows up. He still needs to go out to bars with the boys. He apparently still needs to flirt with other women. And he thinks he’s entitled to a golf day every Sunday. The other day, we were at a restaurant with our kids and my husband ran into someone he knew. He went over to the other table and never even bothered to introduce me and the kids, almost as if he didn’t have a family. Why does he act this way? Is he ashamed of us? Is he not really committed to me? Why would a married man want to act as if he’s single? And what can I do about this?”

There are many reasons that married men act as if they are single. I will discuss some of the reasons below and offer some suggestions about how to deal with this.

Some Not So Innocent Reasons That Married Men Try To Act Single: There are some negative reasons that married men will try to give off the impression that they are single. Sometimes, they are looking to attract and see other women. Or, they want to give off the impression that they are more young, carefree, and unencumbered than they actually are. And, some men have checked out of their marriage and therefore they want to distance themselves from their wife or downplay their marriage as much as they possibly can.

Some Innocent Reasons That Married Men Want To Give Off The Impression That They Are Single: There are some men who have low levels of maturity and who are reluctant to grow up. This may not be indicative of their commitment to their family or their love to their wife, but they may have negative connotations of a boring, trapped married man and they don’t want these descriptions to apply to them. So even if they really are committed to their family, they may not want to give off that image because they are still invested as coming off as young, hip, and free. Typically, you would have seen this issue early on in your marriage, long before you had kids.

Which type of issue you are dealing with (and which of the above description is most applicable …