Who I Admire – and Whyby Giacoma V., Milford, CT “Gooooaaaaaal!” The crowd is on its feet and cheers echo through the air. All eyes are on the 6’1″ forward being congratulated and embraced by fellow teammates. The whistle blows and the game is won, thanks to him. He stands tall and proud, knowing he possesses a skill well beyond his years.
On another field, at another time, the crowd is silent, all eyes on the goalkeeper. His team is up by one. The next goal could tie the game, and send this quarter-final match into overtime. The opposing team is anxious, ready to take the penalty kick; the keeper remains emotionless. The shot is fired, but his reactions are too quick and the keeper smothers the rocket shot. The game ends, and his team is on its way to the state semi-finals.No, they are not superstars, but they’re not regular players either.
Both athletes are in a class by themselves because of their immense talent in the sport of soccer. They teach, amaze, inspire and excel. Together, they have filled me with the deepest admiration. They are Pierre and Jean-Nicole Venditti, my older brothers.I wouldn’t be able to pick one I admire more because both have taught me to put a hundred percent into everything I do. Everything they have learned through soccer – not just the drills, or the plays, but also the determination and the passion you need to perform well – has made me realize that whatever you do in life that is important, should be done with the same determination and passion.Maybe it’s the many trophies and awards they have won that I admire.
Team MVP, All-City, All-State, All-Regional, All-American, Gatorade Soccer Player of the Year – these are titles familiar to my brothers. Front page of the sports section, captains of their team, first-place trophies and plaques, breaking school records – these are all things my brothers know best. But to be honest, the times they have inspired me the most are when their many awards and trophies were not in view.The game is tied. The other team’s defenders are guarding that 6’1″ forward heavily. He manages to break free and score an unbelievable goal. However, the game is not over and he shows no signs of relaxing.
Suddenly, a player is down in the box: “It’s the boy who just scored the tie-breaking goal!” The crowd is silent; things don’t look good. He has to be helped off the field, but before he goes, he shakes the hand of the opposing team player who went down with him. There is a standing ovation as he is led reluctantly to the bench.On another field, at another time, a different game is half over. Both teams are pushing to score with no luck. At halftime, the coach pleads with his star goalkeeper to give up his position. “We don’t have anyone in the front to score.
The only reason the other team hasn’t scored yet is because of you. Please switch to forward and see what you can do out there.” The boy removes his lucky keeper jersey. On the field, he sticks out because of his unfamiliarity with the position. But the plan works. The keeper’s skill carries with him and he scores a tremendous shot from far out.When they are on the field, they carry themselves with an abundance of pride, strength, honor and confidence – that is what I see, admire and aspire to be.
management information systems discussion – msitm
For Week 11 Discussion Question the assignment is as follows:-You may recall that we started using visualization tools back in week 7 (SAP Analytics Cloud) and as recently as this week with Tableau.
Visit https://www.kaggle.com/datasets (Click on blue link). There are hundreds of datasets on Kaggle, find one that interests you, download it and then run some analytics against it using Tableau.
Discuss fully the use of Tableau as an analytical tool in the field of Management Information Systems (MIS), what are its advantages and disadvantages, why it is important in organizations, and in your response include a brief summarization of the results you found in your dataset by using Tableau.
DO NOT POST YOUR ANSWERS TO THE Tableau Exercise here instead this is the discussion area for your response to the weekly question/s and a brief summary of your data-set results.
Please use APA throughout.
(Respond to the question using research from Journal Articles – note your response should not be your own opinion).Utilize at least two (2) academically reviewed journal articles as research for your primary response and response to one (1) ONLY other student.
Post your primary response to the Week 11 discussion question by Wednesday March 30th 11:55 PM (EST). This posting should be at least 200 words. Late responses will receive a zero grade no exceptions (late is considered one (1) minute after 11:55pm EST). Your primary posting can end with a “tag-line” or a related question of your own.
Respond to ONLY ONE (1) other students posting for the Week 11 discussion question by Sunday April 3rd 11:55 PM (EST). This posting should be at least 150 words. Your secondary postings can either answer another student’s question, or comment on their post based on your research. In addition, please ensure that you answer additional questions from other students.
Respond to your colleagues’ posts in one or more of the following ways:
• Ask a probing question, substantiated with additional background information, research from academically reviewed journal articles.• Share an insight from having read your colleagues’ postings, synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives.
• Offer and support an alternative perspective using readings from the classroom or from your own research in the Campbellsville Library.
• Validate an idea with your own experience and additional research.
• Make suggestions based on additional evidence drawn from readings or after synthesizing multiple postings.
• Expand on your colleagues’ postings by providing additional insights or contrasting perspectives based on readings and evidence.
*Complete and submit Primary post is due Wednesday 30th March by 11:55pm EST. Response to one other student is due by Sunday 3rd April by 11:55pm EST.