12/26/16

Power Point slides for the final test

Please, do not just watch the power point slides, but use other material on this blog to prepare for your test
 

12/23/16

Ancient Greece at the Kobe City Museum

Official website: http://www.greece2016-17.jp/



赤像式パナテナイア小型アンフォラ ボクシング

《赤像式パナテナイア小型アンフォラ
ボクシング》  前500年頃
アテネ国立考古学博物館蔵

Chariots of fire



ウィキペディアの執筆者,2016,「炎のランナー」『ウィキペディア日本語版』,(2016年11月30日取得,https://ja.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=%E7%82%8E%E3%81%AE%E3%83%A9%E3%83%B3%E3%83%8A%E3%83%BC&oldid=62127734).

Wikipedia contributors, 'Chariots of Fire', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 17 December 2016, 02:37 UTC, <https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Chariots_of_Fire&oldid=755259628>

12/16/16

Paralympic Games (and final test explanation)




"Four visually-impaired athletes all finished the Paralympic 1,500m final with faster times than the Rio Olympic gold medal winner.
The ground-breaking race saw Algeria's Abdellatif Baka smash the Paralympic world record with a time of three minutes and 48.29 seconds on Monday.
This is more than 1.7 seconds faster than U.S. runner Matthew Centrowitz who claimed gold in the men's Olympic 1,500m final (...)

Gold: BAKA Abdellatif (WR)
Silver: DEMISSE Tamiru
Bronze: KIRWA Henry

Start list:

DEMISSE Tamiru Ethiopia
ALOUI Bilel Tunisia
KIRWA Henry Kenya
JACQUES Yeltsin Brazil
WIETECKI Lukasz Poland
AGRIPINO dos SANTOS Julio Cesar Brazil
BAKA Fouad Algeria
BENIBRAHIM Youssef Morocco
HAMMAMI BilelTunisia
BAKA Abdellatif Algeria
MAME Abdelillah Morocco
OUELLET Guillaume Canada
DAVIS Chaz United States of America
CLIFFORD Jaryd Australia


Swimming 2



Swimming and baths


(In class we watched from 16:21)

(We watched from 46:08)

Swimming Pool and law: recent cases

 (Remember: be critical when you read newspaper articles and make your own judgment) 

PS: see Wikipedia contributors, "Reasonable accommodation," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Reasonable_accommodation&oldid=751311978 (accessed November 24, 2016).  
or
ウィキペディアの執筆者,2016,「合理的配慮」『ウィキペディア日本語版』,(2016年4月25日取得,https://ja.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=%E5%90%88%E7%90%86%E7%9A%84%E9%85%8D%E6%85%AE&oldid=59494468
(Again, be critical with Wikipedia and check your information) 

Women and sport leadership

Women are missing in sport leadership, and it's time that changed

Johanna Adriaanse, University of Technology Sydney
Women’s leadership reached a historic milestone in 2016: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May lead two of the world’s top economies. Elsewhere, Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, and Janet Yellen, chair of the board of governors of the US Federal Reserve, are in charge of major global financial institutions. This represents a significant shift in gender dynamics in the political and economic realms, even with Hillary Clinton falling short of becoming the first woman president of the United States.
While women have seats at the table where major economic and financial decisions are made, they have not yet reached the top leadership positions in sport. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and FIFA, football’s international governing body, widely regarded as the most prestigious and influential sport organisations, have never been led by a woman. Since the IOC’s inception in 1894, its president has been a man; FIFA has similarly had a man in charge since its establishment more than a century ago.
My latest research, based on the Sydney Scoreboard Global Index for Women in Sport Leadership, shows that women chaired only 7% (5 of 70) of international sport federations in 2016 (see table below). This is the same as in 2012, so no positive change has been achieved in the past four years. Women occupied 19% (12 of 64) of chief executive positions in 2016, up from 8% in 2012.
So men hold a staggering 93% of chair or president roles and 81% of chief executive positions. This means the key leadership positions in global sport governance and management remain largely elusive for women.

In addition, consider this: the majority of federations with a woman chair govern sports that have a relatively small participation base (for example, curling, sled-dog racing and underwater sports). Similarly, sports with a woman chief executive are mainly less popular, non-Olympic sports, such as air sports, climbing, waterskiing and wakeboarding.
But the key finding of my research relates to women’s representation as directors of international federation boards. Currently, women hold 16.3% of directorships across the international governing sport bodies. Despite a slight increase of 4.2% since 2012, women remain markedly underrepresented. Gender balance in board composition – usually defined as between 40-60% of either gender – is still a long way off.
Even more significantly, only seven of the 70 sports bodies have achieved a critical mass of women directors. That is, a minimum of three women and 30% representation. These include the federations that govern triathlon, hockey, rowing and gymnastics.
One may wonder why critical mass is important. Do numbers matter?
According to critical mass theory, when the size of a group reaches a certain threshold or critical mass, that group gains trust and influence. The vast majority of international sporting bodies that have so far failed to achieve a critical mass of women include those that govern popular sports with millions of participants worldwide, such as football, athletics, swimming, cricket, rugby, tennis and golf.
The consequences are serious. Not only do these sport organisations fail to adhere to democratic or ethical business practices because some stakeholders are underrepresented, it is also likely that this compromises their performance. Less diverse boards lack multiple perspectives that promote sound decision making, problem solving and strategic planning.
Research in the public and corporate sectors has found that having just one or two women on a board does not substantially change gender dynamics – it does not admit women’s voices and ideas. Without a critical mass, one or two women on a (sports) board stand out, and can be fiercely scrutinised and stereotyped. They run the risk of being perceived as the “token” woman, the one fulfilling a target or quota, and as a result are not taken seriously.
On the other hand, the seven sporting bodies that have achieved a critical mass of women are destined for superior performance. Women directors of these bodies are no longer perceived as tokens or as representatives for all women. They are seen as individuals with their own skills and perspectives. These women can also form alliances and challenge the dominant culture of the organisation.
Importantly, because these women are not primarily seen as a representative of their group, they are likely to contribute widely to any governing issue and not only to those seen as “women’s issues”. Studies have found that with a minimum of three on the board, women are more comfortable about speaking freely and participating in discussion of any issue. There is a shift in gender dynamics in so far as communication is “normalised”, meaning men listen more carefully and respect women’s opinions and ideas.
Having a critical mass of women bodes well for an organisation’s performance, including the level of innovation.
The sooner sport governing bodies acknowledge the value of a critical mass of women on their boards and commit to achieving this, the better for sport worldwide.
The Conversation
Johanna Adriaanse, Adjunct associate, University of Technology Sydney
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

12/13/16

Holyday Movies


Official site: http://kokoronikenshi.jp/
近畿
都道府県 劇場名 TEL 前売 公開
大阪 テアトル梅田 06-6359-1080 ○  12/24(土) 
大阪 なんばパークスシネマ 06-6643-3215 12/24(土) 
京都 京都シネマ 075-353-4723 順次 
兵庫 シネ・リーブル神戸 078-334-2126 ○  12/24(土) 

Official site: http://www.missshepard.net/
大阪

シネリーブル梅田 06-6440-5930 12/24(土)
京都 京都シネマ 075-353-4723 近日
神戸 シネリーブル神戸 078-334-2126 12/24(土)

Official site: http://hitori-movie.com
大阪

シネ・リーブル梅田
06-6440-5930
12/17(土)
京都 京都シネマ
075-353-4723
順次


三重 伊勢進富座
0596-28-2875
2/18(土)
兵庫 シネ・リーブル神戸
078-334-2126
12/31(土)

Official site: http://eichmann-vs-bauer.com
近畿エリア

大阪府 シネ・リーブル梅田
TEL:06-6440-5930
2017年1月7日(土)
京都府 T・ジョイ京都
TEL:075-692-2260
2017年1月7日(土)
兵庫県 シネ・リーブル神戸
TEL:078-334-2126
2017年1月7日(土)
Official site: http://egonschiele-movie.com/