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Typical of the place of sport within a religious context was the spectacle of 50 sturdy Turks who wrestled in Istanbul in 1582 to celebrate the circumcision of the son of Murad III. When Indian wrestlers join an akhara (gymnasium), they commit themselves to the quest for a holy life. As devout Hindus, they recite mantras as they do their knee bends […]

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Traditional Asian sports Like the highly evolved civilizations of which they are a part, traditional Asian sports are ancient and various. Competitions were never as simple as they seemed to be. From the Islamic Middle East across the Indian subcontinent to China and Japan, wrestlers—mostly but not exclusively male—embodied and enacted the values of their cultures. The wrestler’s […]

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Long before European conquest introduced modern sports and marginalized native customs, conversion to Islam tended to undercut—if not totally eliminate—the religious function of African sports, but elements of pre-Christian and pre-Islamic magical cults have survived into postcolonial times. Zulu football players rely not only on their coaches and trainers but also on the services of their inyanga (“witch doctor”).

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Contests for runners and jumpers were to be found across the length and breadth of the continent. During the age of imperialism, explorers and colonizers were often astonished by the prowess of these “primitive” peoples. Nandi runners of Kenya’s Rift Valley seemed to run distances effortlessly at a pace that brought European runners to pitiable physical collapse. […]

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HomeEntertainment & Pop CultureLeisure & Nightlife sports Cite More   BY Allen Guttmann | See All Contributors | View Edit History   sports, physical contests pursued for the goals and challenges they entail. Sports are part of every culture past and present, but each culture has its own definition of sports. The most useful definitions are those that clarify the relationship of sports […]

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Cultural variation among black Africans was far greater than among the Arab peoples of the northern littoral. Ball games were rare, but wrestling of one kind or another was ubiquitous. Wrestling’s forms and functions varied from tribe to tribe. For the Nuba of southern Sudan, ritual bouts, for which men’s bodies were elaborately decorated as well as carefully trained, were the […]

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Traditional African sports It is unlikely that the 7th-century Islamic conquest of North Africa radically altered the traditional sports of the region. As long as wars were fought with bow and arrow, archery contests continued to serve as demonstrations of ready prowess. The prophet Muhammad specifically authorized horse races, and geography dictated that men race camels as well […]

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 If ball games were contests rather than noncompetitive ritual performances, such as the Japanese football game kemari, then they were sports in the most rigorously defined sense. That it cannot simply be assumed that they were contests is clear from the evidence presented by Greek and Roman antiquity, which indicates that ball games had been for the most […]

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History No one can say when sports began. Since it is impossible to imagine a time when children did not spontaneously run races or wrestle, it is clear that children have always included sports in their play, but one can only speculate about the emergence of sports as autotelic physical contests for adults. Hunters are depicted in […]

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sports Sections & Media HomeEntertainment & Pop CultureLeisure & Nightlife sports Cite More   BY Allen Guttmann | See All Contributors | View Edit History   sports, physical contests pursued for the goals and challenges they entail. Sports are part of every culture past and present, but each culture has its own definition of sports. The most useful definitions are those that clarify […]

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  As games, chess and basketball are obviously different from leapfrog and playing house. The first two games are competitive, the second two are not. One can win a game of basketball, but it makes no sense to ask who has won a game of leapfrog. In other words, chess and basketball are contests.   […]

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  Login   sports Sections & Media HomeEntertainment & Pop CultureLeisure & Nightlife sports Cite More   BY Allen Guttmann | See All Contributors | View Edit History   sports, physical contests pursued for the goals and challenges they entail. Sports are part of every culture past and present, but each culture has its own definition of sports. The most useful definitions are […]

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sports Sections & Media HomeEntertainment & Pop CultureLeisure & Nightlife sports Cite More   BY Allen Guttmann | See All Contributors | View Edit History sports, physical contests pursued for the goals and challenges they entail. Sports are part of every culture past and present, but each culture has its own definition of sports. The most useful definitions are those that clarify the […]

Crypto currency

The Mining Process What Is a “64-Digit Hexadecimal Number”? Here is an example of such a number:    0000000000000000057fcc708cf0130d95e27c5819203e9f967ac56e4df598ee   The number above has 64 digits. Easy enough to understand so far. As you probably noticed, that number consists not just of numbers, but also letters of the alphabet. Why is that?   To understand […]

Indians need clarification on cryptocurrency regulation

According to a new survey of over 1,000 digital respondents, in the 2019 budget session of Parliament, which begins on January 31, 79 percent of Indians want more clarity on cryptocurrencies and non-fungible token (NFT) legislation. According to a survey done by tax and consulting firm Grant Thornton Bharat, 61 percent of Indians want a […]

Bank of America will soon launch its CBDC project

Despite the fact that the US government is still considering issuing its own central bank digital currency, the Bank of America believes it is “inevitable.” Furthermore, specialists from a major bank predict that stablecoins will continue to grow and play an important role in the monetary system.   Central banks are getting more interested in […]

Binance will sponsor Argentina soccer national team

Binance will be the primary sponsor of Argentina’s national soccer team as well as the naming sponsor of the country’s national soccer league for the next five years.   The crypto exchange said on Monday that it has signed an agreement with the Argentine Football Association, Argentina’s soccer governing body (AFA). This is the first […]

SuperJeweler, a New York-based jewelry line, accept cryptocurrency

SuperJeweler, a New York-based jewelry line, now takes cryptocurrencies, including Shiba Inu, according to BitPay, a payment service provider.   In addition to Shiba Inu, BitPay takes a number of cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Dogecoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Wrapped Bitcoin, and five USD-pegged stable coins (BUSD, DAI, GUSD, USDP and USDC).   This means Shiba […]

Ivan Chebeskov is against the ban on cryptocurrency in Russia

A Russian Finance Ministry official, Ivan Chebeskov, has spoken out against the proposed ban on cryptocurrency transactions in the country.   According to surprise words made by Russia’s director of financial policy, the country’s stance on bitcoin may be softening. Cryptocurrency, according to Ivan Chebeskov, a director at the Ministry of Finance, should be regulated […]

Thailand’s financial regulators will release rules restricting the use of cryptocurrencies as a payment mechanism.

Thailand’s financial regulators are expected to release guidance restricting the use of cryptocurrencies as a payment mechanism. In a joint press release, the Bank of Thailand (BOT), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Ministry of Finance (MOF) claimed that using cryptocurrencies for payment poses a threat to Thailand’s financial industry. Digital currencies are […]

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Although early on in Bitcoin’s history individuals may have been able to compete for blocks with a regular at-home personal computer, this is no longer the case. The reason for this is that the difficulty of mining Bitcoin changes over time.   In order to ensure the smooth functioning of the blockchain and its ability […]

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Aside from the coins minted via the genesis block (the very first block, which was created by founder Satoshi Nakamoto), every single one of those bitcoins came into being because of miners. In the absence of miners, Bitcoin as a network would still exist and be usable, but there would never be any additional bitcoin. […]

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  Why Bitcoin Needs Miners Blockchain “mining” is a metaphor for the computational work that nodes in the network undertake, in hopes of earning new tokens. In reality, miners are essentially getting paid for their work as auditors. They are doing the work of verifying the legitimacy of Bitcoin transactions. This convention is meant to […]

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However, before you invest the time and equipment, read this explainer to see whether mining is really for you.   KEY TAKEAWAYS By mining, you can earn cryptocurrency without having to put down money for it. Bitcoin miners receive Bitcoin as a reward for completing “blocks” of verified transactions, which are added to the blockchain. […]

Crypto currency

The Bitcoin reward that miners receive is an incentive that motivates people to assist in the primary purpose of mining: to legitimize and monitor Bitcoin transactions, ensuring their validity. Because these responsibilities are spread among many users all over the world, Bitcoin is a “decentralized” cryptocurrency, or one that does not rely on any central […]

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 sporadically rewarding. Nonetheless, mining has a magnetic appeal for many investors interested in cryptocurrency because of the fact that miners are rewarded for their work with crypto tokens. This may be because entrepreneurial types see mining as pennies from heaven, like California gold prospectors in 1849. And if you are technologically inclined, why not do […]

Mine btc successful

 new bitcoins are entered into circulation; it is also the way that new transactions are confirmed by the network and a critical component of the maintenance and development of the blockchain ledger. “Mining” is performed using sophisticated hardware that solves an extremely complex computational math problem. The first computer to find the solution to the problem is […]

The girl-child: problems and survival in the Nigeria

This article examines the living conditions and survival of girl children in Nigeria and the preferential treatment of boy children. Girls are discriminated against in Nigeria in access to educational opportunity, food, and nutrition. Girls carry a heavy burden of farm work and house work. Girls are married off at early ages, which interferes with […]