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  About Sweeps
Sweeping techniques are a form of attack or counterattack aimed at moving the opponent's lower leg to cause a loss of balance.
Sweeps are often done when the opponent is moving, just when the body weight is being transferred to the foot which is swept.
When leg sweeps are done properly they are very effective, not only because they effectively set up scoring techniques, but because of their demoralizing effective on the opponent.
tkdtutor.com /09Techniques/Sweeps/SweepInfo.htm   (519 words)

  
 Nielsen Ratings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Much of the ratings system, however, still consists of the completion by viewers of ratings diaries, in which a viewer records his or her viewing habits, generally for a week, in exchange for being advanced a nominal fee.
The term "sweep" refers to how the diaries were handled by Nielsen Media when the ratings were first produced: They are mailed to the households and processed by starting on the East Coast and "sweeping" across the nation.
For this reason, the "sweeps" system of national ratings has been criticized as not representative of typical programming, and encouraging an increase in content of concern such as violence and explicit sexuality.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sweeps   (1557 words)

  
 "Sweeps" - When the Tube Takes No Prisoners
"Sweeps" is the time when local news directors throw caution to wind and go for the jugular.
Sweeps is the time when local television news directors must make "life-and-death" choices.
It's an unforgiving time; there is no hiding place during "Sweeps." It's a time when public figures must be especially careful to keep a lid on any potentially compromising situations in which they may be involved.
www.culturalstudies.net /sweeps.html   (789 words)

  
 How does sweeps week work? - By Sean Rocha - Slate Magazine
Sweeps began 50 years ago when the AC Nielsen Co., which dominates the television rating business, mailed out diaries to selected households across the country and asked the residents to record their television viewing habits.
Networks defend sweeps because they fear that actual year-round viewership is lower than the current system suggests; with a more accurate count, they might have to charge less.
And the local advertisers—because they are scattered across the country, make small ad buys, and have less clout than their national peers—are stuck because the networks deliver an audience of unparalleled size that they can't afford to boycott in an attempt to force a change in the system.
www.slate.com /id/2095577   (745 words)

  
 Durham Boat Company - Dreher Carbon Sculls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Overall the blade shape changes integrate well into the overall sweep oar design resulting in a sweep oar that is very easy to use and has excellent release characteristics, balance, and tracking through the drive.
The Dreher APEX RG Sweeps: The latest improvement of this design is a modification of the Dreher APEX blade shape which rounds the profile of the blade, slightly deepens the blade at the center of pressure, and improves the cant angle at the catch to further enhance its hydrodynamic performance.
Sweep handles: Sweep handle are are offered in two sizes several grip wrap options of sythetic suede in red, navy blue, granite, gray, fl or yellow.
www.durhamboat.com /sweeps.php   (1099 words)

  
 The rec.arts.tv FAQL: Section 3.6   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
There are four "sweeps" periods during the year (though the fourth sweeps period in the summer is less important): November sweeps, February sweeps, May sweeps and July sweeps.
It is during these "sweeps" periods (lasting 4 weeks) that the advertising rates for a network's schedule of shows (and for local channel's programming) are set with sponsors and advertisers.
November sweeps set the ad rates for the following spring; they are probably as important as the May sweeps, and they are used to gauge the success of new TV shows that premiere in the fall.
homepage.mac.com /ijball/ratv/FAQL/section-3.6.html   (511 words)

  
 Saving the Swift   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Sweeps should know as much as they can about chimney swifts-how they nest, what they eat, what else they do.
Sweeps need to offer information to their customers to encourage them to leave the swifts alone in the spring and summer, so they'll eat all the mosquitoes in sight, and then get their chimney's cleaned in the fall after the birds return to Peru.
Sweeps could help by paying attention to what day they begin to appear in their service area.
www.ncsg.org /homeowners/savingtheswift.htm   (1298 words)

  
 Understanding Sweeps
Sweeps are time periods when television stations/networks typically schedule programming designed to attract a larger than usual audience.
Sweep period programming is designed to attract larger audiences who in turn are exposed to advertising commercial messages.
These measurement periods are called "sweeps" because Nielsen Media Research mails out diaries to certain households around the country, then collects and processes the diaries in a specific order.
www.frankwbaker.com /sweeps.htm   (289 words)

  
 Pity the Chimney Sweeps
Sweeps were often girls and most of them were very far from happy with good reason.
It is interesting to note that Danish chimney sweeps were required to wear protective clothing and wash regularly well before the British and this reduced the incidence of cancer.
According to an article about chimney sweeps at The Victorian Fireplace: "The tradition goes back, so it is said, to a chimney sweep who lost his footing and fell from a roof.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/british_social_history/111822   (538 words)

  
 Chimney Sweeps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The value and usefulness of a chimney sweep depended on his or her size.
The ideal chimney sweep would be young and poorly fed. Every day they risked becoming stuck in a narrow chimney, being choked, or falling to their death.
A bill to stop the use of children under 10 as chimney sweeps was defeated by the House of Lords in 1804.
www.camelraces.com /chimney.html   (528 words)

  
 News directors endure sweeps
Sweeps month in Pittsburgh resembles sweeps in most television markets across the country.
KDKA news director Joe Coscia said sweeps features are necessary to compete but shouldn't lead stations to abandon their primary mission of reporting the day's news.
Sweeps pieces are sometimes chosen for an 11 p.m.
www.post-gazette.com /tv/20010222sweepsside8.asp   (757 words)

  
 Pace Press
The term "sweeps" refers to the order in which the diaries are mailed out to homes; the diaries from the northeast are commonly processed first and then are "swept" around the country to the south, midwest and west, relatively.
Sweeps are usually a good time for cliffhanger or dramatic episodes of popular shows, as they're a great way to attract viewers.
Sweeps are also a primetime for the networks to show new miniseries and specials.
www.pacepress.org /media/paper424/news/2005/10/26/ArtsEntertainment/Get-Ready.For.Network.Tv.November.Sweeps-1033626.shtml   (378 words)

  
 Winning November Sweeps Strategy: Be Boldly in Character
Sweeps is no time to have a sudden personality change that will jar your viewers.
If we have been the serious, journalistic television station, and it comes to sweeps time, and we are doing a three-ring circus of special reports, viewers will wonder what happened to their trusted station," he warns.
One mistake she sees frequently during sweeps is very creative spots that fail to include the station identification.
www.tvrundown.com /0434.htm   (2745 words)

  
 ARC603 Lecture: Formz: sweeps
Sweeps with more than one element are possible.
After picking the sweep tool, the first pick is the source and the second is the path.
The sweep works with planar and non planar paths, exept that boundary sweeps require planar paths.
soa.syr.edu /faculty/bcoleman/ARC603/lectures/603.lecture.formz.sweeps.html   (200 words)

  
 Karmapolis -Tall Whites - Sweeps fox interview
“Sweeps” is the nickname of a atypical and amazing character, an American “ufologist” and radio animator living in Ireland.
Sweeps: Yes, ‘The Sweeps Fox Show'-Radio- was the 1 st /exclusive to AIR Charles Hall's ‘Tall Whites' interview for both a Local Irish and a Global Internet Audience.
Sweeps : Well, Charlie was in an area on Nellis Air Force Base which kept him fairly isolated while doing his duty as the ‘weather man' for the base.
www.karmapolis.be /pipeline/interview_sweeps_uk.htm   (5150 words)

  
 Floridian: Will sweeps go the way of rabbit ears?
Today marks the start of another of television's "sweeps," a monthlong period during which broadcasters trot out their most dazzling productions in a quarterly dogfight for viewers.
Sweeps are scheduled in February, May, July and November.
"The idea of sweeps, way back when, was to take a snapshot a few times a year of what was considered representative programming," he said.
www.sptimes.com /2005/02/01/Floridian/Will_sweeps_go_the_wa.shtml   (992 words)

  
 The Sweeps | Handout
"Sweeps" are television surveys which "sweep" North America four times a year - March and November in Canada, November, February and May in the U.S. "Sweeps" measure the number of viewers in local markets.
Although Canadian stations draw viewers during the U.S. Sweeps, the spring Sweeps in Canada is the time when the U.S. networks traditionally pull regular series off the air and test new pilots.
The Bureau of Broadcast Measurement (BBM) is the Canadian company which measures ratings during the Sweeps, while Nielsen Media Research tracks viewers throughout the rest of the year.
www.media-awareness.ca /english/resources/educational/handouts/television_radio/the_sweeps.cfm   (312 words)

  
 Bin Sweeps and Unloaders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
GSI manufactures a complete line of equipment for all your grain loading and unloading requirements whether it be for small farm or large commercial facilties.
The standard sweep can be used with bins ranging in size from 15' (4.58m) to 42' (12.8m).
The Direct Drive Sweep operates both an unloading auger and the sweep auger with one motor on the external power head.
www.grainsystems.com /gsi/english/mathand/sweeps/sweeps.htm   (182 words)

  
 Sweeps period shows FCC’s hypocrisy - Television - MSNBC.com
It’s time for May sweeps, and a one-second glimpse of a partially covered celebrity boob is kids’ stuff compared to what lies ahead in the coming days.
Yet during sweeps, the skirts are higher, the cleavage is deeper, the double entendres quadruple, the flirting is more brazen, the backbiting is more vicious, the jealousy more intensified and the greed more flagrant.
But sweeps mean millions of dollars in revenue to the corporations that own the major television networks, and Powell has a history of doing everything he can to placate the media behemoths save for serving refreshments at shareholders’ meetings.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/4997812   (973 words)

  
 Bigham Brothers Busters, Sweeps, Points and Knives
Winged sweep is a perfect complementary ground engaging tool for the PrepMaster.
Sweeps are suitable for use with any stiff shank cultivator.
Chisel sweeps are suitable for most chisel plows (Bigham Brothers, Glencoe, Krause, Anderson, Melroe, Graham 600 series, Bush Hog and most others.) This chisel sweep has a 50 degree stem angle with 7/16" bolt holes on 2-1/4" centers.
www.bighambrothers.com /sweep.htm   (171 words)

  
 Fluffing the Numbers
Sweeps are why we were introduced to Joe Millionaire.
Sweeps are the reason we were offered new episodes of "Friends" and "The West Wing." Sweeps are the reason we got to see the gradual transformation of Michael Jackson into...
It's during sweeps that TV networks measure their audiences, in terms of size and demographics, then use this data to set ad rates for the next three months.
www.clickz.com /showPage.html?page=2001021   (1018 words)

  
 Truancy Sweeps
Each sweep lasted an average of 3 hours, and there was a reported total of 6,527 police hours.
The resources currently concentrated on truancy sweeps would be better directed towards underlying causes, and educational provision that each child enjoys, rather than on dealing only with the symptoms of disaffection.
Truancy sweeps are a blunt instrument that cannot cater for the complex range of events in a child’s life.
www.arch-ed.org /truancy/tsr05.htm   (1693 words)

  
 Honolulu Star-Bulletin News /2005/06/03/
The first sweep could be as early as today, but city Department of Parks and Recreation Director Lester Chang declined to release details on when and where the sweeps would be, saying there is no set schedule for the homeless evictions.
She said she knows sweeps are not the answer to the homeless problem, but also understands why the city would want to keep "the homeless from being totally entrenched" in a park.
The sweep followed months of pressure from community members who said the homeless were using drugs under the bridge and stealing from nearby homes.
www.starbulletin.com /2005/06/03/news/story2.html   (906 words)

  
 CNN.com - CBS 'sweeps' happy despite stumbles - Nov. 25, 2003
CBS said it expects to finish the sweep -- a monthlong audience survey used by local TV stations to set advertising rates -- as the No. 1 broadcaster in overall viewership and the only major network to post year-to-year gains by most key ratings measures.
NBC returned to a No. 1 ratings finish in the battle for viewers aged 18 to 49, its first sweeps crown in that highly coveted demographic since last year and its fourth straight November victory in adults under 50.
CBS managed a strong sweeps standing despite one of the rockiest months the network has weathered in recent years in terms of scheduling.
cnn.com /2003/SHOWBIZ/TV/11/25/television.sweeps.reut/index.html   (744 words)

  
 NASA - Hubble Finds Extrasolar Planets Far Across Galaxy
The bottom frame identifies one of two stars in the field where astronomers were able to spectroscopically measure the star’s back-and-forth wobble due to the pull of the planet.
To ensure the dimming was caused by an object orbiting a star, the team used Hubble to detect from two to 15 consecutive transits for each of the16 planet candidates.
Two stars in the field are bright enough that the SWEEPS team could make an independent confirmation of a planet's presence by spectroscopically measuring a slight wobble in the star's motion due to the gravitational pull of an unseen companion.
www.nasa.gov /mission_pages/hubble/exoplanet_transit.html   (1296 words)

  
 Online-Sweepstakes.com - There should be a worth while sweeps section
It would be sooo nice If I could go through sweeps for the day and not have to see any of these.
Or better yet you should be able to customize what kind of sweeps you see and don't see while going through the sweeps for the day.
The one things that I would truly LOVE to see is the ability to move into a certain order sweeps that I would like to group together...a group that I do not want to miss emtering....like my fav top 100...and so on and so on.
www.online-sweepstakes.com /forums/showthread.php?t=501820   (818 words)

  
 Sweeps - The TV IV
From The TV IV In the US, sweeps are periods used by the network to determine advertising rates for the quarter, based on ratings.
Although February, May, July, and November are normally looked at as the primary sweeps months, large markets are technically in an eternal sweeps period which tabulates results from a lesser amount of markets.
During a sweeps period, many television networks undergo huge ploys for ratings in their shows.
tviv.org /Sweeps   (359 words)

  
 Sweeps - Definition, explanation
In the United States, the sweeps periods are used for measuring television audiences (based on Nielsen Ratings) and determining the advertising rates in the months of February, May, July, and November.
Outside of these peak periods, it is more common to see reruns of popular programss, while most of the more shocking plot elements (which, in turn, cause more viewers to tune in, pushing advertising rates up) happen largely during sweeps.
Fox is the only network to do this on a regular and constant basis, delaying the premiere of all major shows until November.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/s/sw/sweeps.php   (214 words)

  
 Cable's sweeps strategy this February: nada, zip
The February sweeps are near and already we're getting good sniffs of what sorts of stunt programming and primetime specials the broadcast networks are cooking up.
Sweeps results are used to set the ad rates for local TV stations.
One major reason that cable networks don’t compete during sweeps is that the broadcast networks take up much of the publicity and advertising space.
www.medialifemagazine.com /news2001/jan01/jan15/4_thurs/news6thursday.html   (560 words)

  
 Wasco: Catalog - Sweeps
The Wasco Cotton Sweeps were designed for use in the western cotton market.
The Universal sweeps were designed for use on all row crop cultivators.
Chisel Plow Sweeps were designed for use in the dry land grain market.
www.ag1.net /catalog/100-1.html   (132 words)

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