by admin, November 27, 2011
Throughout history the act of imprisonment as a punishment against people who commit offences against society has been carried out in some form or another. In earlier times the punishment was administered to fit the crime, and commonly administered on an ‘eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth’ basis.
Today imprisonment still serves as the form of punishment for offenders, but the bias of the type of punishment has changed into one of changing the offender’s attitude by punishment, followed by teaching deterrence, and finally rehabilitation.
These concepts may be quite valid in theory, but seldom deal with case hardened habitual criminals, terrorists who are happy to become martyr’s, and massive drug cartels who pay no heed at all to any kind of law, and are frequently aided and abetted by the people who make the law in the first place!!
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by admin, November 1, 2011
A marathon is considered to be a race between competing athletes run over distance exceeding approximately 43 Km or 26 miles. For any runner to run over such a distance then considerations have to be given to general fitness and health, with not the least consideration being the effect of marathon running on the body.
The main effects will be felt by muscles, bone and the heart. Let us just see what is involved in long distance running.
- General Health. There is no direct evidence that marathon running is either beneficial or not to the body. It is certain that any long distance runner must stoke up on carbohydrates prior to the event to provide the necessary energy, and to ensure that supportive footwear is worn to prevent injury.
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