Book review by Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira
Tourism, culture and heritage in a smart economy (Third International Conference IACuDiT, Athens 2016)
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In Turkish national team skiers and judo athlete’s performance
The purpose of this study was examined variations in skiers and judo athlete’s performance, and to the variation in different aerobic and anaerobic variables. Fifty Turkish skiers and judo athletes were used, competing at the national and international levels. Independent simple-t tests were done statistical analysis. Age and Body weight was higher in judo athletes than skiers. Skiers were aerobic power 47.81 ml/kg/min, anaerobic power 97.72 kg-m/sec, Body fat % 10.73, Number Sit up 27.99 repetition. 50 m sprint time 7.70 sec, Shuttle Run 20.51 sec, and Sit and Reach Flexibility test 21.37 cm. Judo athletes were aerobic power 52.21 ml/kg/min, anaerobic power 132.27 kg-m/sec, Body fat % 9.06, number of Sit up 32.0 repetition, 50 m sprint time 7.25 sec, Shuttle Run 19.52 sec, and Sit and Reach Flexibility test 25.34 cm. There was significant difference in Body fat %, Aerobic power and anaerobic power, Sit up, 50 m sprint time, Shuttle Run , and Sit and Reach Flexibility of the judo and skier groups (p<0,05 and p<0,001). Judo athletes have better values than skiers. For high performance in male Turkish national ski and judo athletes are aerobic and anaerobic power, durability and speed capacities low. Coaches must use training programs to optimize physiological adaptations and increase performance in ski and judo.
Keywords: Ski, Judo, Aerobic and Anaerobic Power, Body Fat
Assessing emotional intelligence: A literature review
The purpose of the literature review is to examine the empirical evidence associated with emotional intelligence (EI) measurement. A search of the periodical database PsychINFO and a Google Internet search produced studies associated with ability model, mixed model, and trait model approaches to assessment. The key search term ‘assessing emotional intelligence’ was not limited by date of publication. The emotional intelligence tests selected for review include the Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory, Emotional & Social Competence Inventory, Emotional & Social competence Inventory – University Edition, Genos Emotional Intelligence Inventory, Group Emotional Competency Inventory, Mayer-Salovey-Caruso EI Test, Schutte Self-Report Emotional Intelligence Scale, Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire, Work Group Emotional Intelligence Profile, and Wong and Law Emotional Intelligence Scale. Emotional intelligence testing is applicable to both business and academic related performance to measure leadership ability and assess behavior. Theory links high emotional intelligence to enhanced performance, better outcomes, and improved mental status. Criticism of emotional intelligence testing is linked to consensus-based assessment and self-report measures. The complex constructs of emotional intelligence require a multifaceted approach of more than one measure and consideration of personality measures.
Marina Andrade, Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira
Keywords: assessing emotional intelligence
Investigation of a Crime Scene with Two Victims and a Perpetrator through DNA Traces
To deal with crime identification problems, that are examples of situations in which forensic approach the DNA profiles is frequent, it is needed an introduction to present and explain the various concepts involved. So the use of object-oriented Bayesian networks (OOBN), examples of probabilistic expert systems (PES), is shown and exemplified.
Hakan Acar, Erkut Tutkun
Keywords: Probabilistic expert systems, Bayesian networks, DNA profiles, Identification problems
Examination of some physical fitness characteristics in 13-14 year old footballers
The objective of this study is to examine some physical fitness characteristics of 13-14 year old male football players. A total of 74 children were included in the study who participated in FCBescola, Kartepe 2013 football camp. 46 of them are licensed active male football players, (n=22) 13-year-olds and (n=24) 14-year-olds who are playing in different sports clubs. 28 of them are sedentary males, (n=13) 13-year-olds and (n=15) 14-year-olds, who are living in Children Welfare Homes. Measurements of height, weight, body mass index, Illinois agility test and 30 meter sprint, flamingo balance test, grip strength and sit and reach test were carried out. The data obtained were recorded with SPSS 20 program. Independent t test was used to find out the differences between groups, while Pearson Correlation test was used to analyze the associations between the variables and the level of significance was taken as p<0.05. For 13-year-old footballer and sedentary groups the results were found as follows, respectively: body mass index (18,80±1.20 and 20,09±1,76) Illionis agility test (18,92±2,01 and 21,23±2,07 sec), 30 meter sprint (5,22±1,35 and 5,96±1,86 sec), balance (4,50±3,07 and 4,12±2,75), right hand grip (21,2±3,0 and 16,3±1,8 kg), left hand grip (17,3±3,2 and 13,9±1,2 kg), sit and reach test (22,12±3,42 and 21,76±2,96 cm), while the results were found as follows for 14-year-old footballer and sedentary groups, respectively: body mass index (19,20±1,4 and 19,56±2,19), Illionis agility test (17,75±1,85±21,20±2,02 sec), 30 meter sprint (4,99±1,12 and 5,95±1,43 sec), balance (4,20±2,87 and 4,48±2,25), right hand grip (26,3±3,2 and 17,3±1,9 kg), left hand grip 24,0±2,5 and 15,2±2,1 kg) sit and reach test (22,12±3,42 and 22,23±3,75 cm). Statistically significant differences were found between athletes and sedentary group and between 13-year-olds and 14-year-olds in terms of Illinois agility test, 30 meter sprint, right and left hand grip strength values (p<0.05). Differences were found between some physical fitness characteristics of 13 and 14 year old male football players.
Mohammad Taghi Sheykhi
Keywords: Football, Physical Fitness, Child
Asia rapidly aging outlook: A sociological appraisal
Overall socio-economic change in Asia since 1960s has highly contributed to population aging of the region. Many Asian countries are currently experiencing it. While some have well planned it, many are trapped. Socio-economic modernization of the region has affected the demographic characteristics of many Asian nations including Iran. The research explores the need to develop a better understanding of the phenomenon. While the family network is rapidly changing, and at the same time aging is appearing within both genders, the countries of the continent must be more equipped with professional services for the increasing elderly. Overall, population aging being one of the major achievements of the 20th century, it needs appropriate sociological assessment. However, issues stemming from family relations, health services, retirement, and economic well-being of the aging population are sociologically appraised in the present article. The research identifies how the emerging aging population need special policies and due strategies to be designed and operationalized.
Tuba Kizilet Bozdogan
Keywords: Elderly vulnerability; Professional services; Age Structure; Quality of life
Evaluate the pyhsical and physiological characteristics of Turkish national beach soccer players
Beach soccer plays amauter and professional level in the world. And the game have more question about player’s performance profile in match. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the pyhsical and physiological charecteristics and effect of match load on charecteristics before match and after 1.period, 2. period and 3. period of beach soccer players. 12 beach soccer players who play in Turkish National Team (age; 28,33±3,70, height;179,4±8,26 cm, weight; 79,25±9,13 kg.) were particapated in this study. All meausurements were done during Turkish Beach Soccer Final Competition. Before and after match all players performed countermovement jump (CMJ) and squat jump (SJ) tests. Lactate consumption tests (Scout lactate analyzer, Germany) were done before match, after 1. 2. period and end of the match. During the match, the physical load was evaluated by means of heart rate was continuously recorded every 5s (polar team system, Polar eloctro, Finland). Before and after match there were no significant differences in CMJ and SJ. Statistically significant differences were found in heart rate and lactate levels during all periods of the game (p<0,05). One of in the match intensities research showed differences for HR categories and their interaction with match periods and LA values. With respect to pre-match condition (36.6 ± 5.3cm), higher CMJ performances were found at the end of the match periods (first=39.5±6.5cm; second=40.9±6.4cm; third=39.2±6.0cm). The present findings indicate that beach soccer is an intermittent sport activity that places a high load on players, with the anaerobic metabolism providing an important energy source during games (Scarfone, 2009). In another research showed that about CMJ and SJ with arms variables are 47.8 and 48.7 cm (Casajus, 2001) It is important that beach soccer which have difficult problem because of ground is more different than field of soccer. So physical and physiological load should evaluate and arrange apporiate training program.
Lisa E. Creecy
Keywords: Beach Soccer, Lactate, Countermovement jump, Squat jump, Elastic energy, Heart Rate
Gifted education professional development
This paper reviews the current research regarding professional development in general education and gifted education. It provides various models of professional development for general education that can easily be transferred to gifted education and the gifted education professional.
Mahmoud I. Aboelnor, Mohamed E. Elhawary, Mohamed A.E. Mahmoud, Mohamed A.M. Saad
Keywords: Gifted Education, Professional Development
Evaluating the role of proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy in characterization of intracranial lesions
The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of MR spectroscopy in characterization of intracranial lesions including differentiation of neoplastic from non-neoplastic lesions as well as grading of malignant lesions in clinical practice, based on clinician opinion, requesting MR spectroscopy evaluation, in whom the clinical situation could not have explained by the results of conventional imaging or their results were equivocal warranting further work up.
The spectroscopy technique was done utilizing short intermediate and short TE sequences over the lesion, the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), negative predictive value (NPV) and accuracy of the results of MRI spectroscopy and separately for each of its parameters compared to the final result.
Keywords: Magnetic resonance imaging, Magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Brain tumors, Gliomas, Cerebral metastasis, Inflammatory brain diseases, Cerebrovascular stroke