Lost Brother in Yosemite

15BASEweb3-superJumboYOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — Afternoon gave way to evening, and the parade of restless clouds and the occasional bursts of rain had moved on from Yosemite Valley. In their wake was the empty quiet of Taft Point, 3,000 feet above a famous green valley going gray in late-day shadow.

There were no tourists, only a raven, black and unhurried, circling at the edge of the cliff. It spiraled upward, a silent signal of rising air. A good sign for BASE jumping and wing-suit flying.

Dean Potter, a 43-year-old professional climber and jumper, considered one of the world’s best in a wing suit, stood a few feet from Graham Hunt, 29, his apprentice and flying partner.

About 20 feet to their right was Jen Rapp, Potter’s longtime girlfriend, and the couple’s dog, Whisper. Rapp held a camera. She framed the photos so that El Capitan, across the valley toward the setting sun, was in the background.

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Ski jumping,

ski jumping: Morgenstern in Sapporo, Japan, 2008 [Credit: Kyodo/Landov]competitive skiing event in which contestants ski down a steep ramp that curves upward at the end, or takeoff point. Skiers leap from the end, trying to cover as much horizontal distance in the air as possible.

Ski jumping has been included in the Winter Olympics since the 1924 Games in Chamonix, France. Upon addition of a second, much bigger hill to the 1964 Olympics, the event was split, creating large-hill jumping and normal- (or small-) hill jumping. Competitions are held on carefully graded and prepared hills, classed according to the distance from the takeoff point that most skiers could travel and still land safely; most senior international events, including the Olympics, are contested at 120 and 90 metres (393.7 and 295.275 feet)—large hill and normal hill, respectively. Both individual and team ski-jump events are contested at the Winter Olympics. World championships for ski jumping began in 1925 under the governance of the Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS), and aWorld Cup tour was established in 1980. Women did not compete in ski jumping at the FIS world championships until 2009, and in 2011 women’s normal-hill ski

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JumpSport Employees get healthy for #Gimme5 fit challenge!

lets-move-logo_caLet’s Move is First Lady Michelle Obamas initiative to fight childhood obesity and bring fun back into getting healthy. Many adults and now children suffer from lack of exercise and poor eating; issues we will carry all our lives if we don’t take a stand and make the commitment to be healthy. It’s been 5 years since she introduced the “Let’s Move” fit challenge and now we’ve got the chance to share how the U.S. has responded to her call to action with the #Gimme5 challenge!

JumpSport is passionate about fitness as a whole from infants to older adults. In fact, many of our employees have challenged each other and ourselves to make healthier life changes. Here are 5 of JumpSport’s employees who have participated in this fit challenge and shown they’ve made healthy ‘leaps’ in the right direction.

  • Jon G, Vice President of Manufacturing, leads a very active lifestyle. His passion is surfing. He will slip in the water at first light to get in nature’s best workout before work.  And when the waves are flat, he also gets his weekly dose of hip-hop dance nearby.  What better way to stay lean
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Grow kids’ brains through sport

Organized extracurricular sport activities for children help them develop and improve cognitive skills, such as greater concentration capacity, that can in term greatly help them in the classroom, says Université de Montréal professor Linda Pagani. Pagani is presenting her research in Chicago at “The Fundamental Importance of Free Movement and Organized Extracurricular Sport Activity for the Cognitive Development of the Child: The View From the Field,” a scientific symposium organized by Coni-Italian National Olympic Committee USA and the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago.

In addition to being a professor at the university’s School of Psychoeducation, Pagani is also a researcher at Montreal’s CHU Sainte-Justine Children’s hospital. Her work focuses on childhood development and the identification of factors that impact on kids as they grow up, with a view to helping parents, teachers and organizations to prioritize positive activities and behaviours. Some of her most recent research looks specifically at the impact of team sports. “We worked with information provided by parents and teachers to compare kindergarteners’ activities with their classroom engagement as they grew up,” Pagani said. “By time they reached the fourth grade, kids who played structured sports were identifiably better at following instructions and remaining focused

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How hard it is to become a Baseball Umpire?

Umpires basically hold the honor of a sport. While in a game, players become so much involved that they need to be controlled from becoming too much undisciplined. Baseball is quite a famous a sport and just like any other sport, umpires are important in this sport as well. 

Umpires basically hold the honor of a sport. While in a game, players become so much involved that they need to be controlled from becoming too much undisciplined. Baseball is quite a famous a sport and just like any other sport, umpires are important in this sport as well. To keep the standard of the game, the board of baseball, PBUC, has certain requirements. To have umpires meeting these criteria, they have formed two institutions which provide education to rising baseball umpires. Both of these institutions are found in America; Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School and Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring. Students having umpire training  from either of these institutions are only allowed to umpire in the major leagues.
Each year, these institutions hold a six week evaluation of these best candidates. This evaluation is done by experts from PBUC. About 5 to 10 percent of the best from each institution are

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Beach Volley Gear and Volleyball Training Videos Can be Purchased at the Shop

Anyone who is competing in volleyball competitions will need to have some sort of training. They will also need certain types of gear and clothing to wear while they are playing their favorite sport. Some people will choose to purchase volleyball training videos from the shop to start out their training.

The volleyball shop has a lot of different products to help someone’s game. The players can purchase a lot of different types of things to help them. They may look at training videos or books to keep their strength up where they need it to be.

Not everyone is a fan of playing volleyball on the beach but there are a lot of people that love it. Beach volley can be very competitive among men and women. Everyone wants to have fun at the beach and when they can throw a little competition in, it makes it more exciting.

Not everyone is going to rely on videos for their volleyball training. They may hire a coach to help them master their game. They will learn different things that they need to do to be able to beat the competitor as well as stay healthy during and after the game.

There

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Compare Sports

Compare Sports: This topic will cover the comparison of all major sports in various aspects including fun, social, family, degree of difficulty, skills,talent, cost and ease of playing, recreational, competitive, facilities, health, academics and careers in sports.

All sports can be mainly classified into two categories, individual and team. Popular individual sports are golf, swimming, tennis, boxing, badminton, track and field and more. Popular team sports are basketball, soccer, baseball, american football, rugby, cricket, hockey and more.

Different games are popular in different parts of the world. gameslike soccer, basketball, tennis, track and field events are truly global and played in most parts of the world.

Sports popularity varies by gender. Boys/men play and watch most (if not all) sports in general, but that is not the case with girls. Popular sports with girls/women are tennis, soccer, basketball, softball, volleyball, track and field, golf, gymnastics and swimming. Tennis is the most popular sport with females.

Degree of Difficulty: Some sports are easy to understand and easy to play and some other sports are hard to understand and hard to play. For example soccer is very easy to understand and easy to play. American football is very hard to understand and hard to play. But

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How hard it is to become a Baseball Umpire?

Umpires basically hold the honor of a sport. While in a game, players become so much involved that they need to be controlled from becoming too much undisciplined. Baseball is quite a famous a sport and just like any other sport, umpires are important in this sport as well.

Umpires basically hold the honor of a sport. While in a game, players become so much involved that they need to be controlled from becoming too much undisciplined. Baseball is quite a famous a sport and just like any other sport, umpires are important in this sport as well. To keep the standard of the game, the board of baseball, PBUC, has certain requirements. To have umpires meeting these criteria, they have formed two institutions which provide education to rising baseball umpires. Both of these institutions are found in America; Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School and Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring. Students having umpire training  from either of these institutions are only allowed to umpire in the major leagues.
Each year, these institutions hold a six week evaluation of these best candidates. This evaluation is done by experts from PBUC. About 5 to 10 percent of the best from each institution are

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How hard it is to become a Baseball Umpire?

Umpires basically hold the honor of a sport. While in a game, players become so much involved that they need to be controlled from becoming too much undisciplined. Baseball is quite a famous a sport and just like any other sport, umpires are important in this sport as well.

Umpires basically hold the honor of a sport. While in a game, players become so much involved that they need to be controlled from becoming too much undisciplined. Baseball is quite a famous a sport and just like any other sport, umpires are important in this sport as well. To keep the standard of the game, the board of baseball, PBUC, has certain requirements. To have umpires meeting these criteria, they have formed two institutions which provide education to rising baseball umpires. Both of these institutions are found in America; Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School and Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring. Students having umpire training  from either of these institutions are only allowed to umpire in the major leagues.
Each year, these institutions hold a six week evaluation of these best candidates. This evaluation is done by experts from PBUC. About 5 to 10 percent of the best from each institution are

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Bodybuilding Issue – Staying Consistent

The truth is, being consistent can be very difficult. It takes a lot of determination and will power. See consistency isn’t just about having consistent workouts. It’s about consistently balancing the fundamentals. It means consistently going to the gym to train, consistently sticking to your diet, and consistently getting enough rest. I completely understand the big issue with this because I go through the same exact things.

First, I want to talk about consistency for rest and training. If you’re having issues with getting consistent rest, simply try to maintain a similar sleep schedule. It may be tempting to stay up very late on weekends if you have nothing to do, but if you wear your body down enough during the day, you’ll be crashing early and allow yourself to get enough rest.

Now to the hardest part, diet. For years I would simply train hard and get enough rest. I would make sure I maintained a somewhat healthy diet. I made good choices generally, but never felt guilty if I wanted to eat out or ate poorly at times. I have come to realize just how important diet is now though. I still train just as hard and get enough

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Tips for the Beginning Fly Tyer

You recently returned from a trip to the river. You caught a fish or two but couldn’t help but notice the success of the older gentleman upstream. As you arrive at your car, you can’t resist the temptation to ask this wise man, “hey, what were you using out there today?”

This is how most fly tyers start out. They are amazed and bewildered by the success of those around them who tie their own flies. Certainly the river must reward those with such talent, right? If only you could figure out the hatch, the hackle patterns, the right hook, etc., you would also become a wise man of the river. So with such determination, you head to the big box store ready to unload your credit limit on every fiber, feather, hackle, hook, and whatever else you can find. The answer must lie in these precious materials!

It’s stories like these that inspired me to write this quick article about fly tying. While it may seem I’m writing from my perspective as a fly shop owner, I’m actually reflecting on how much time and money I wasted getting into fly tying as a hobby. As I look back, it would have

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The Ultimate Secret Of Racing Is: Field Size

The ultimate secret of racing is: FIELD SIZE. Handicapping must be seen statistically to grasp what it appears like over 3-10 years. To know what the money side of racing is (profitcapping) it must be seen in the same light or statistically. In both major cases it’s about statistics and it’s done in a specific way. That way is the most powerful of ways in racing for handicapping and profitcapping. The number of horses on the track is the tell-tail sign of almost everything in racing. It doesn’t tell everything of course because nothing is capable of doing that.

If you’ve been playing horses for three or more years and you took a statistical sampling of all the races you played and divided them by field size you would see something utterly amazing. In the handicapping part you would see how and why you win and lose. In the profitcapping area you would see how and why you made money or lost it. You would see your own specific style of handicapping’s winning and losing streaks. You would see the races that you played and why those races didn’t pay and why you should have passed them.

Why? Because there are rules

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Pre Playoffs and Outlook for Next Season

What a surprise – the last match happened to be the crucial game in the season 2012/2013; that time the opponent turned out to be the champion of last season, the Eisbären Berlin. This was a tough team to beat for the Tigers, since only a victory could have resulted in obtaining rank ten, which was the prerequisite for the pre playoff games. Once more, my older son, Tobias was part of this historic triumph, similar to the year before, when we were testimonies of the unbelievable victory versus Adler Mannheim resulting in the direct participation of the playoffs.

This thrilling game against the official champion of 2012 was extremely exciting, but the Tigers performed sensationally well, keeping the top players away from their goalie and even scoring six times whereas the defense only allowed two goals which was pretty awesome in this situation. If the Tigers had scored one more goal, the Eisbären Berlin would not have even obtained the right to play their first game at home; anyway they were lucky that way.

Late afternoon, the crowd in the stadium was astounded again having achieved the pre playoffs this season. Who should have been the team to be beaten that

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New Protocols to Keep Athletes Safe

Participation in sports is an important part of physical, mental, and social development for our youth. While it is meant to promote health, sports carry an inherent risk of injury.

Evidence is growing that the short and long-term health risks associated with brain trauma in sports are more serious than previously known. While concussions have been the primary focus of the medical community, the media, and the sports world, it appears they are only part of the problem. A growing number of studies show the risk of short-term and long-term brain damage, and neurodegenerative disease may be more closely related to an athlete’s cumulative brain trauma over their lifetime.

This brain trauma includes both concussions and subconcussive impacts, which are rapid movements of the head that don’t cause any concussion symptoms.
Studies are now finding that some athletes who have received subconcussive impacts, but have never shown any concussion symptoms, still have abnormal findings on certain tests of brain structure and function. It is not yet clear if these results were caused by too many impacts in a day, a season, a year, and even a lifetime, but one thing is clear: hits to the head are dangerous and more needs to

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The Secret Of Ranking Horses

The secret of ranking horses is simple because if you’ve been in racing and handicapping races then you’ve been ranking horses. Knowingly or unknowingly. It’s a matter of recognizing this. This way you can advanced and refine your skills. This type of skill takes you a long way in the game. There are two ways to handicap and therefore two ways to rank horses. In order to do this you must handicap. They are: (2) statistically handicap 100’s to 1,000’s of races to decipher the overall patterns.

Why? Because winning and losing have patterns. But there are two major parts to racing: profitcapping and handicapping. As an example of what’s being indicated here: let’s say you’ve handicapped a race and you’re playing a superfecta. A superfecta is made of four order of finish positions (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th) which corresponds to the four value positions of win, place, show and fourth. You’re playing a 10 field size race. The horse that’s considered to have the best chance of coming in any of the four positions is ranked #1, second best is ranked #2, third best is ranked #3,

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Beginner’s Guide To Buying Paintball Equipment

If you’ve never played paintball before, it’s best place to try this game first to make sure you like it before investing in your own gear as the equipment can be fairly expensive. Many players have their first experience at camp or a local commercial field or park. It is a lot easier to rent all the equipment needed, than spend hundreds of dollars on paintball supplies you only use one time because the game was too intense. Renting equipment at a field will run a player from $10-$30 per day; this is recommended for the first few times you play to make sure you will want to play enough times to warrant purchasing your own. Rental paintball guns and gear is often basic models and very easy to learn on. Shooting a paintball gun is not a complicated matter, however it can take a few games to familiarize yourself with the intensity of this venture when other players are shooting at you. When you get hit, you’re not only out of the game, but it hurts! The fear of getting hit causes many first time players a type of paralysis that takes some getting used to.

Once you’ve played with

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The Lifeguard

It was the summer of ’66 where I landed my first open water lifeguard job at Holiday Home Camp on the beautiful shores of Lake Geneva. This was the start of a career that lasted for more than 35 years. Of course being a lifeguard had it’s privileges. Every lifeguard from the beginning of time it seems always had a girl. I was no different, especially in the summer of 1966. It was this particular summer that defined the character I was to become. To really understand the career choice I made is to look back in history to how lifeguards have evolved through the years.

When we talk of the evolution of Lifeguards we have to go back to the turn of the 20th century where resorts in places like Atlantic City and New Jersey were becoming mecas for tourists and beach goers. As more people flocked to the beaches so did the number of incidences of water related accidents and many people drowned. By the early 1900s more that 9,000 people drowned each year in the United States. It was becoming apparent that in order to prevent and reduce the number of deaths and water related accidents began the

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Shark Attacks – Why Are They on the Increase?

I have compiled information that has been extracted from watching TV documentaries about sharks attacks. However, I have also included my own theory about the sharks’ nervous system and correlation to their increasing aggressive behaviour towards humans.

There are many contributing factors to this phenomenon, but the main triggering factor leading to sharks’ aggression is the change their nervous system, a dramatic effect of which has altered their behaviour and their feeding patterns.

In the last several decades global warming has elevated the oceans’ waters by several degrees, causing heightened activities in all oceans around the globe.

The negative consequences of global warming, as widely known, do not only effect humans, but also invariably effect the oceans, the lands, animals, plants, and all organisms.

Over fishing for humans and animals’ consumption, has left less fish in the oceans, to continually and sufficiently sustain the ever growing number of sharks and other aquatic organisms.

Human-made toxic pollution in the oceans is an additional cause for the change in the large fish’s behaviour. It is destructive to the sharks and to all organisms living in the oceans.

Pollution has harmful negative effect on aquatic organisms, physically and also mentally, thereby altering their behaviour, and neural responses. Consequence of

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Nine Simple Tricks to Protect Yourself

While some took a fancy to dancing, fitness, aerobic and all other sports, I’ve always been drawn to the waters. If not for that knack for self-preservation, I could have taken to surfing. I just love the smell of chlorine and the serenity that surrounds a pool when you’re about to dive in and race back and forth. For me, it had to be swimming or nothing. From as far back as I can remember, I’ve always been that kid ready to jump into those speedos and dive into the pool. My parents hoped puberty would rescue me from my madness, but I was literally in love with this beautiful sport and nothing could change that.

For a long time, I dived into the pool completely oblivious of the dangers lurking in the water. Chlorine. I actually came to like the smell and I completely ignored the risks it poses to my health and to the health of so many swimmers.

But is it really wise to ignore those risks?

WHAT THEY DON’T USUALLY TELL US ABOUT CHLORINE IN POOLS.

For all its virtues, such as the sanitation that it brings to the water, even with all the bodies and all unsanitary elements that

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Go Green to Prevent Them From Melting

Planning on a ski vacation this year? Why not consider skiing green this time. With Earth getting hotter than usual due to global warming, ski resorts are mostly affected by this change. At present, they are now thinking of ways on how they can help to mitigate the problem.

The good news is, you too can do something to help reduce this problem. There are various ways that you can do to make it happen. You may think that your individual efforts aren’t enough to make a difference, but they do! So, here are some eco-friendly tips that you can do to help preserve our environment.

Ride smart for a greener trip

Instead of flying to other places for your ski trip, travel to ski resorts closer to your home. The good thing about this is you can pack other things like a cooler and enjoy your own food, drinks and snacks.

Also, if your friends and coworkers share the same interest as you do, you can carpool with them. But if you insist on flying to other destinations, you can also ask if the resort offers a shuttle service to and from the airport. This will allow you to save on gas instead

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Progressive Breaking of the 400-Meters Africa Record

Judith Ayaa was the dominant female sprinter at the East and Central African Athletic Championships from 1968 to 1972. During the same span of time, she was not only the 4-time 400m champion, but she also often competed in and won in the 100m and 200m, as well as when she was part of the Uganda relay teams. Ayaa’s victory in the 400m at the ECA championships in Dar-es-Salaam was a new Africa record–53.6. By virtue of this personal best time in 1969, Ayaa was in 1969 ranked amongst the world’s top 10 female 400-meters sprinters.

Because there were a relatively low number of women competing in the 400m at the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, only a semi-final and a final would hereby take place. On July 22 1970 lined up in the second of the two semi-final heats. She won in quite an astonishing time–52.86–a new Africa record. The time ranked her as eleventh best in the world in 1970.

The final took place on the 23rd. But having been the fastest among the semi-finalists, Ayaa had perhaps ran too fast. She perhaps ought to have ran in relaxed stride, just fast enough to be among the top four of

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Erasmus Samuel Amukun: Uganda Sprinter and Geologist

Erasmus Samuel A.O. Amukun was born on November 27th 1940 in Ngora in Kumi in Eastern Uganda. He is best known for his exploits as a collegiate and international sprinter and as a professional geologist. He represented Uganda at the British Empire Commonwealth Games, at the Olympic Games, and at the East and Central African Games. Amukun is also credited for having beaten Kenyan sprint legend and future Commonwealth Games (1962, Perth) double-sprint gold-medallist Seraphino Antao in a race.

In 1958, at the Commonwealth Games in Cardiff in Wales (July 17-26, 1958), teenager Amukun did not advance beyond the fifth of twelve preliminary heats in the 100 yards sprint. In the heat 5 he finished in 9.9 seconds, in fourth place. But his team-mate Benjamin Kiyini Nduga, who had finished ahead of Antao, qualified for and moved on to the semi-finals in which he would be eliminated. In the 220 yards, Amukun was second in the eighth (22.14) of nine heats of the preliminary round. Later, in the fourth of six heats of the quarter-final round for which he had qualified, he was eliminated after finishing third in 22.1. But in the 4×100 yards, the Uganda relay team which Amukun was

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Ski Vacation Fun: Monoskiing

Want to try something new for your next ski vacation? Well, there is another type of skiing that you can try and will surely spice up your typical ski vacation trips – monoskiing.

This type of skiing was invented in the 1950s. The set of equipment used is pretty much the same with what is used in conventional skiing. A monoskier skis using a single double wide ski where he or she plants both their feet on the board facing forward and skis using styled ski poles.

For regular skiers who want to try monoskiing, picking up the whole dynamics of it is easy however, it takes some time before they get used to it especially when it comes to balance. Performing stunts and tricks, reaching high speeds, catching air and engaging in traditional cross-country skiing are still possible with monoskiing.

This skiing is actually easier on the knees than conventional skiing, that is why it appeals mostly to skies with weak knees. In monoskiing, the weight is centered between the knees while they move with the axis of movement. Even those who have history of knee injury could still try monoskiing. This type of skiing mainly requires a lot of upper body

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