Chasing Points

Chasing Points

At 34 years of age, Gregory Howe quit teaching to chase his childhood dream of becoming a world-ranked tennis professional.

Author: Gregory Howe

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

ISBN: 1785313835


Page: 256

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At 34 years of age, Gregory Howe quit teaching to chase his childhood dream of becoming a world-ranked tennis professional. He started his year-long journey in the minor leagues, playing across four continents, as far afield as Bangkok, Kampala and Lahore, initially struggling against younger, fitter aspiring pros. Breaking through to the elite Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour, he got within volleying distance of some of the greats of the modern game. Eventually, he managed to juggle competing on the ATP tour with holding down a nine-to-five job. Along the way he encountered almost everything the tennis world has to offer, from rising stars racing to the top, to players whose hopes are slowly being shattered.

Chasing the Dragon s Tail

Chasing the Dragon s Tail

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pleuritis ...

Author: Yoshio Manaka

Publisher: Paradigm Publications

ISBN: 0912111321

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 453

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The text introduces Dr Manaka's major clinical and theoretical accomplishments by describing how the 'X-signal system' is the foundation of human topography, function, and response. In essence, the X-signal system defines qi, yin-yang, and the five phases as clinical events, rather than as abstract theories. The text gives Western readers the first complete description of this treatment system.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Chasing Eden

Chasing Eden

Focal points usually occur either in the middle of a garden as a central feature or
at the end of a vista as a visual destination. As we meander through the
woodland around the lake, for instance, we can identify several examples of focal

Author: Jack Staub

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604699814

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

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“Vision, tenacity, and a perfectionist’s eye are the qualities that shine out from this account of a paradise garden created by two of America’s foremost stylists.” —Anna Pavord, author of The Curious Gardener and Landskipping One of the most spectacular private gardens in America, Hortulus Farm is the masterpiece of Renny Reynolds and Jack Staub, renowned experts in the fields of design, gardening, and entertaining. It is beautifully captured in Chasing Eden, a lavishly illustrated roadmap to creating a personal Eden. Hortulus Farm is a not only a model of classical tenets, but also a showcase of how traditions can be successfully broken. Gardeners will discover information on specific design principles, from vistas and allées to hardscaping and water features. They will also learn how to adapt these principles to less-than-optimal settings without sacrificing a site’s sense of place. Both aspirational and practical, Chasing Eden will inspire home gardeners to create their own earthly paradise.
Categories: Gardening

Chasing Perfection

Chasing Perfection

It's easy to track the number of points a team or player scores in a game, or their
scoring averages, or how many shot attempts and makes there were. You can
easily count rebounds for individual players, and sum them up for each team.

Author: Andy Glockner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780306824036

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Chasing Perfection goes behind the scenes of the multi-million dollar, high-stakes world of basketball player development, research and analysis, and the often secretive, cutting-edge methods that NBA franchises use to turn less-expensive, supporting players into vital parts of championship teams. NBA superstars push as close to perfection as we're likely to see, but they are few and far between. The farther you get from the league's top echelon of talent, the more it's up to the players—and their teams—to develop and utilize their strengths while diminishing and masking their weaknesses as much as possible. There are no perfect basketball players, but there are plenty of perfected ones, who start with a basis of skill and physical ability and then are refined further and further in order to move closer and closer to their absolute potential. In Chasing Perfection, national sportswriter Andy Glockner reveals that, though the concept of player improvement is as old as basketball itself, the current era of Big Data analytics in the NBA is transforming that process more quickly and aggressively than anything we have seen before. Players are learning more and more about themselves through video and data visualization, seeing how things like diet and sleep can impact their performance, and learning how having healthy joints and role-specific workout plans are lengthening and improving their careers. Teams are internalizing the same lessons, as well as figuring out how to better implement optimal on-court strategies, how to refine their approaches to player acquisition and how to gauge the varying values and success rates of different, crucial team-building strategies. It's an absolutely fascinating time to be a fan, as the marriage of basketball and technology is bringing two of our most popular and competitive worlds together in compelling fashion. Using the 2014–15 NBA season as a prism to explore this mesh of sport and science, Glockner offers detailed perspective from NBA players, coaches, team management, and media, offering a comprehensive insider's view of how analytics are shaping the basketball we watch, and how those who are lagging behind in the technology race already are feeling the competitive hit.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Taking on the NFL The National Martial Arts League

Taking on the NFL  The National Martial Arts League

NMAL competitors are not going to move to a different region to participate in a
point martial arts league if there isn't a financial incentive ... With the Total Martial
Arts Concept, it's not just an individual going to a tournament chasing points.

Author: Dexter Kennedy


ISBN: 9781329068247

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 154

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Football, baseball, and hockey are all franchised team sports in America. Why not martial arts? Martial arts has been a sport in America for over 70 years but has missed the opportunity to become a major league sport. Dexter Kennedy believes that can change. Dexter is ready to find his personal domain, after receiving a vision from God and a lifetime in the military, in which to become successful. He relies both on his military education and his faith in the Lord to receive the gift that he feels God has placed on his life. He strikes out to make his dream a reality. Taking on the NFL: the National Martial Arts League lays out the martial arts franchise concept in an easy to read and informational format inspiring others to join Dexter Kennedy in this exceptional opportunity.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Green Home Building

Green Home Building

... return on those investments. In green building certification circles, we call this “
chasing points.” In most programs, higher green building certification levels are
achieved by scoring more points from à la carte lists of recognized green features

Author: Miki Cook

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781550925739

Category: House & Home

Page: 432

View: 355

A comprehensive guide to building green on any budget. According to conventional wisdom, building a green home is an expensive endeavor. The standard approach treats green as an add-on, tacking "premium" products, finishes, and equipment onto a traditional home design. As a result, many green home projects end up over budget or fail to achieve their environmental and performance goals. Green Home Building explodes the myth that green homes have to cost more. Using proven methods based on applied building science, the authors show how to: Lower base construction costs to provide funding for high performance upgrades Achieve a net-zero energy home, including "zero-ing" water, waste, carbon, and associated costs within fifteen years Live affordably into the future, despite anticipated rising costs for fuel, water, materials, taxes, and health care This comprehensive guide to building green on any budget defines the strategies that maximize the return on green investments. Written for anyone who has ever been swayed by the argument that the price tag limits how green a home can be, Green Home Building is a must-read for builders, contractors, architects, designers, and homeowners. Miki Cook is a green building and sustainability consultant who has dedicated her career to educating contractors and the public on the strategies, methods, and benefits of green homes. Doug Garrett has trained thousands of homebuilders, architects, and sub-contractors to build energy-efficient homes using applied building science to improve comfort, durability, and healthfulness while meeting or exceeding the energy code.
Categories: House & Home

The Eighty Dollar Champion

The Eighty Dollar Champion

The horses fighting for the PHA trophy would spend the fall chasing points at the
biggest shows of the year , first in Harrisburg at the Pennsylvania National , then
down to Washington , DC , for the Washington International , and last of all , the ...

Author: Elizabeth Letts

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780593127148

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

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Adapted from the #1 New York Times bestselling adult novel, this inspiring true story of a man and horse duo who rose to the top of the competitive equestrian world is one of unstoppable hope, inconceivable dreams, and the chance to have it all, perfect for animal lovers and history buffs alike. On a bleak winter afternoon, Harry de Leyer first saw the horse he would name Snowman between the slats of a rickety truck bound for the slaughterhouse. Noting a spark in the horse's eye, the Dutch immigrant bought the beaten-up animal for only eighty dollars and took him to the family's modest farm on Long Island. Though Snowman thrived in his new home, Harry needed money. Reluctantly, he sold Snowman to another farm a few miles down the road. But the shaggy horse had other ideas. When he turned up back at Harry's barn, dragging an old tire and a broken fence board, Harry knew that he had misjudged the horse. Snowman then began his extraordinary path to stardom as Harry trained him to show jump, taking Snowman all the way to the very top of the sport. This dramatic and inspiring rise to stardom of an unlikely duo is based on the insight and recollections of the Flying Dutchman himself. Snowman and Harry's story captured the heart of Cold War-era America--a story of unstoppable hope, inconceivable dreams, and the chance to have it all. Elizabeth Letts's message is simple: Never give up, even when the obstacles seem sky-high. There is something extraordinary in all of us. Praise for the Adult Edition of The Eighty-Dollar Champion "A classic American dream story, with a down-on-its-luck horse galloping in for good measure."-USA Today "If you loved the story of Seabiscuit, the surprise champion racehorse, make a date to check out the true story of Snowman."-San Jose Mercury News “This is a wonderful book—joyous, heartfelt, and an eloquent reminder that hope can be found in the unlikeliest of places. Most of all, it’s a moving testament to the incredible things that can grow from the bond between animals and humans. If you love a great animal tale, you’ll love this book!”—Gwen Cooper, author of Homer’s Odyssey
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Specifications and Drawings of Patents Issued from the U S Patent Office

Specifications and Drawings of Patents Issued from the U S  Patent Office

The knife is formed from a rectanat three points of bearing by each roll , viz : gular
piece of steel of any suitable length , the edges g g of the ... The end of the cutter
the grooves , enter slightly the wire , and forms the chasing - point , and ...

Author: United States. Patent Office


ISBN: UCAL:C2539683



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Show Dog

Show Dog

Heather and Kevin worked hardfor Rita, chasing points all thewayto South
Carolina, where they finally foundafield large enough to win amajor,and on
theway home Heathercalled and asked, “Now what?” Cindy'sreply was, “What
doyou mean ...

Author: Josh Dean

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062098924

Category: Pets

Page: 432

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Journalist Josh Dean tells the story of a loveable Australian Shepherd, Jack, on his novice tour through the exciting world of professional dog showing, following Jack from his first competitions in local school gymnasiums all the way to the great granddaddy of them all, the Westminster Dog Show. A veteran journalist, Dean shines a warm, steady light on the trials that Jack and his plucky, dedicated owners come to face, and uses their story to explore the larger histories of dog shows themselves; the fascinating and sometimes bizarre history of purebred dogs; and our complex, heartfelt relationships to the pets we grow to love. For dog lovers, readers of Marley & Me, Merle’s Door, and Oogy, and fans of Best in Show, Dean’s Show Dog is an irresistible instant classic.
Categories: Pets

Chasing The Monsoon

Chasing The Monsoon

If you jabbed at any one of 108 pressure points on the body you could cause
death or unconsciousness; there are 64 fatal pressure points, as a matter of fact.
The British also banned the prods and the pressure points, and were right to do

Author: Alexander Frater

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330542326

Category: Travel

Page: 273

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On 20th May the Indian summer monsoon will begin to envelop the country in two great wet arms, one coming from the east, the other from the west. They are united over central India around 10th July, a date that can be calculated within seven or eight days. Alexander Frater aims to follow the monsoon, staying sometimes behind it, sometimes in front of it, and everywhere watching the impact of this extraordinary phenomenon. During the anxious period of waiting, the weather forecaster is king, consulted by pie-crested cockatoos, and a joyful period ensues: there is a period of promiscuity, and scandals proliferate. Frater's journey takes him to Bangkok and the cowboy town on the Thai-Malaysian border to Rangoon and Akyab in Burma (where the front funnels up between the mountains and the sea). His fascinating narrative reveals the exotic, often startling, discoveries of an ambitious and irresistibly romantic adventurer.
Categories: Travel

In Work At Home

In Work  At Home

Table 3.3 Searching for subjects by launching direct appeals to people working
at home Chasing known points of contact Chasing known points of contact
typically involves an investigative methodology in which leads are followed up
and a ...

Author: Alan Felstead

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134714599

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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More and more people are choosing to earn a living at home. In Work, At Home explores the meaning and experience of this type of employment by covering a wide range of issues including: * social relationships * current research methodologies * statistical analyses of global labour markets * the emotional and psychological processes of self-management * home relations. Presenting statistical analyses of labour markets in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, In Work, At Home provides a valuable introduction to the issues and debates surrounding homeworking and will appeal to students across a range of disciplines, including sociology, business studies and women's studies.
Categories: Social Science

Guide to the LEED Green Associate V4 Exam

Guide to the LEED Green Associate V4 Exam

Be sure to remember the concepts of systems thinking and integrative principles
to avoid chasing points that might not fit the intentions and goals of the project.
Step 7. Continue discovery phase and reassemble the team occasionally to ...

Author: Michelle Cottrell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118870242

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Prepare for the LEED Green Associate v4 exam with an expert whohas been there – and passed! Guide to the LEED Green Associate V4 Exam is acomprehensive study guide for the LEED Green Associate v4 exam.Written by a LEED expert and consultant who actually passed theexam, this guide provides a first-hand account of preparationstrategies that work. The book is designed to work with how peoplestudy, organized for quick navigation, with sample questions andflashcards throughout. The companion website offers additionalstudy aids, including more sample test questions andflashcards. The book covers all topics and principles includedon the exam, and provides all the information necessary topass. Passing the LEED Green Associate v4 exam is the only way to getthe Green Associate credential, so a complete, comprehensive studyguide is essential. The Guide to the LEED Green AssociateExam has been updated specifically to align with the mostcurrent version of the exam. Topics include: The three tiers of the credentialing process Concepts and processes of sustainable design LEED design strategies and technologies How and what to study for the exam Beyond just providing information, this book offers the insightof someone who's been there, and can manage expectations andeliminate surprises. Motivating, engaging, and packed with expertadvice, the Guide to the LEED Green Associate Exam helpseager professionals prepare for – and pass – the LEEDGreen Associate v4 exam.
Categories: Architecture

History of the war in Russia and Turkey

History of the war in Russia and Turkey

In fact we have by field fortifications , -intended to guarantee that got into
Paradise - eating and drinking , and chasing point against the attacks of the
mountaineers , -- and the enemy like rabbits ; and they are equally nimble ,
Anapa , itself an ...

Author: William Cooke Stafford


ISBN: BSB:BSB10353276


Page: 608

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Chasing Molecules

Chasing Molecules

At this point we simply don't know. Dr. Peter Lichty, occupational medical director
at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory points out that from a laboratory perspective
nanomaterials are not dramatically different from other new materials created ...

Author: Elizabeth Grossman

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610911573

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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Each day, headlines warn that baby bottles are leaching dangerous chemicals, nonstick pans are causing infertility, and plastic containers are making us fat. What if green chemistry could change all that? What if rather than toxics, our economy ran on harmless, environmentally-friendly materials? Elizabeth Grossman, an acclaimed journalist who brought national attention to the contaminants hidden in computers and other high tech electronics, now tackles the hazards of ordinary consumer products. She shows that for the sake of convenience, efficiency, and short-term safety, we have created synthetic chemicals that fundamentally change, at a molecular level, the way our bodies work. The consequences range from diabetes to cancer, reproductive and neurological disorders. Yet it’s hard to imagine life without the creature comforts current materials provide—and Grossman argues we do not have to. A scientific revolution is introducing products that are “benign by design,” developing manufacturing processes that consider health impacts at every stage, and is creating new compounds that mimic rather than disrupt natural systems. Through interviews with leading researchers, Grossman gives us a first look at this radical transformation. Green chemistry is just getting underway, but it offers hope that we can indeed create products that benefit health, the environment, and industry.
Categories: Nature

Chasing the High

Chasing the High

I had reached one of the lowest points in my life, and my situation was desperate.
But in another respect, my dismal cir- I had reached one of the lowest points in
my life, to keep on living, there was only one direction I could go, and that would ...

Author: Kyle Keegan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198042957

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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Kyle Keegan was like many teenagers: eager to fit in at school, he experimented with alcohol and drugs. Soon, his abuse of these substances surpassed experimentation and became a ruthless addiction to heroin that nearly destroyed his life. Now in recovery, Keegan tells his remarkable story in Chasing the High. Starting with the early days of alcohol and drug use, Keegan charts his decline into crime and homelessness as his need for heroin surpassed all thoughts of family and friends, of right and wrong. He then goes on to use these experiences to offer guidance and practical advice to other young people who may be struggling with substance abuse. In straightforward, easy-to-understand language and along with the psychiatric expertise of Howard Moss, MD, Keegan discusses what is known about the neurobiology of addiction in young people, how to seek treatment, and how to get the most out of professional help. He also covers such topics as which therapies are used to combat addiction, how to talk to family and friends about substance abuse, and how to navigate risky situations. Both an absorbing memoir and a useful resource for young people. Part of the Adolescent Mental Health Initiative series of books written specifically for teens and young adults, Chasing the High is at once both an absorbing memoir and a useful resource. It offers hope to those who are struggling with substance abuse and will help them to overcome its challenges and to go on to lead healthy, productive lives.
Categories: Medical

American Journal of Acupuncture

American Journal of Acupuncture

Instrument used for “ Dragon Chasingpoint finding and stimulation . true in the
case of patients with neuromuscular ... In these cases , the process of dragon
chasing will locate and stimulate these points , even though their location is not ...



ISBN: UCLA:31158003501599



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Appletons Journal

Appletons  Journal

The blow - pipe shoots out pressing it against the steel point , strikes the end of a
tongue of blue flame against the solder ... Three which the nimdifferent kinds of
ornamentation are used - hand- ble fingers of engraving , chasing , and machine



ISBN: STANFORD:36105119080146

Category: Literature


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Categories: Literature

Lightning On Ice Rebel Glory

Lightning On Ice  Rebel Glory

Coach Blair was right about the four points... and about skating like ballerinas.
Two months ago, we had been in last place in the league and seventeen points
out of the playoffs. Right now, we were only seven points out and chasing the ...

Author: Sigmund Brouwer

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 9781418560300

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 118

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At 17, star defenseman Brian Thomas McPhee likes his chances of making it as a pro hockey player. Yet a string of recent "accidents" threatens to knock his team out of the playoffs and ruin his promising career. BT McPhee has begun to question how many "accidents" can happen before they become more than a coincidence. But it's not a good time for questions. Not when the team needs him most. For BT McPhee, however, there is no choice. Unless the questions are answered, the team's season and his promising career will surely end.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Chasing Daisy

Chasing Daisy

And then he points the control at the telly and turns it off. Oh. 'What are you doing
?' I ask, all innocent. He puts his feet back on the table. 'Would Laura say you're a
nice boy?' I ask, head swimming a little, now. He raises one eyebrow at me.

Author: Paige Toon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781847399526

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR Escape to the summer and feel the warmth of Paige Toon's storytelling Daisy has been dumped, unceremoniously jilted. Not by any ordinary guy, no... Daisy has a secret in her past that she won't even tell her best friend, Holly. She's given up on men - and on her own family. But life still has to be lived and where better to recover than as far away from home as possible. Grabbing a chance to see the world, Daisy packs her bags and joins the team catering to the world's highest-paid, supercharged racing drivers on the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit. From Brazil to Italy, from Melbourne to Monte Carlo, life passes in a dizzying whirlwind. But nothing - and no one - can stop Daisy from falling again... this time for a man who is prepared to risk his life, and his heart, for the sake of speed, danger and ultimate success. THE ONE WE FELL IN LOVE WITH was selected for the Zoella Book Club and Paige Toon's novels have been published across the world. Praise for Paige Toon's novels: 'You'll love it, cry buckets and be uplifted' MARIAN KEYES 'I blubbed, I laughed and I fell in love... utterly heart-wrenching' GIOVANNA FLETCHER 'Devoured this in one sitting' COSMOPOLITAN 'An absorbing and emotional read' HEAT
Categories: Fiction