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Fabien Schang

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An analogy is made between two rather different domains, namely: logic, and football (or soccer). Starting from a comparative table between the two activities, an alternative explanation of logic is given in terms of players, ball, goal, and the like. Our main thesis is that, just as the task of logic is preserving truth from premises to the conclusion, footballers strive to keep the ball as far as possible until the opposite goal. Assuming this analogy may help think about logic in the same way as in dialogical logic, but it should also present truth-values in an alternative sense of speech-acts occurring in a dialogue. The relativity of truth-values is focused by this way, thereby leading to an additional way of logical pluralism.

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Jan Drozd and Zdeněk Flasar

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Unmanned aerial vehicles, drones and other similar equipment are having a boom nowadays. Moreover, the usage of those modern technologies is also significant within armies. Unmanned aerial vehicles are extensively use within most of the military activities all over the world mainly on the battalion level and above. This paper is focused to discuss the usage of this technology on tactical level, particularly by squad and squad size units. The paper deals mainly with influence of unmanned aerial vehicles on troops leading procedure. The main methods of this paper are outcomes from the realized experiment. It shows on examples specific impact on all steps of the troops leading procedure. The experiment revealed interesting data and some possible conclusion were made. The primarily target of this paper is experience military personnel dealing with this topic. The paper should open broad discussion focused on all steps of troops leading procedure and outline the possible way of troops leading procedure update. Unmanned aerial vehicles, drones and other modern technology providing almost online information to the squad leader could significantly influence all steps of the troop leading procedure, safe preparation time as well as lives of the troops.

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V. Raicea, L. Moraru, Judith Kovacs, H. Suciu and R. Deac

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We present the case of a 65 years old patient, initially hospitalized at Regional Pneumology Clinic with marked fatigue, severe pulmonary symptoms (suddenly developed severe resting dyspnea, orthopnea, irritating cough), loss of appetite, weight loss and dysphagia. Chest radiography raises the suspicion of giant ascending aortic aneurysm. Echocardiography confirms the presence of the aneurysm, but CT scan with contrast and angiography showed a giant pseudoaneurysm of ascending aorta with severe local compression of the right lung hilum and right main bronchus and in posterior on the esophagus. Coronary angiography also shows significant compression and deformation of the left main coronary artery. Echocardiography reveals marked dilated ascending aorta in the suprabulbar portion without aortic insufficiency. Replacement of the ascending aorta was performed in extracorporeal circulation with a impregnated Dacron prosthesis. Because of technically difficult approach, the ascending aorta ( being the right anterolateral wall of the pseudoaneurysm) was incanculated via right axillary artery, the aortic crossclamp was performed initially transluminal with Foley catheter and later with classical metallic instruments, and myocardial protection was achieved initially by retrograde administration of cardioplegic solution with monitoring of lactic acid, pH and base excess simultaneous from coronary sinus and the coronary ostia during administration of cardioplegic solution. The postoperative evolution was favorable, the weaning from extracorporeal circulation was succeeded without inotropics, with a 48 hours length of stay in ICU, and the patient was discharged after 8 days postoperatively.

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Sho Tamaki, Kazuto Yoshida and Koshi Yamada

Introduction Table tennis is a sport in which highly refined skills and tactics are required. Players alternately and repeatedly hit a 2.7 g ball on a 2.75 X 1.525 m table. The ball and the court are much smaller than those employed in other racket sports. The spin, velocity and placement of the ball are controlled by players to make it difficult for opponents to successfully return it. The challenges faced by table tennis players, therefore, are to determine the optimal shot and execute it precisely, even when the ball hit by the opponent is spinning and

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Lidiya Volkova

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Anna Baczynska and Pawel Korzynski

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Ke Xinsheng and Qi Sun

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András Láng

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Gholam Hossein Shahraki, Hafidzi Mohd Noor, Javad Rafinejad, Mohd Khadri Shahar and Yusof Bin Ibrahim

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Pedro Vicente-Vila and Carlos Lago-Peñas

and Dvorak, 2010 ), and psychological aspects ( Geisler and Kerr, 2007 ). From a performance analysis perspective the available research is limited and the studies have mainly analysed a variety of tactics and match situations. On the one hand, the researchers have studied tactical approaches in futsal ( Lapresa et al., 2013 ). These studies highlighted the importance of tactical systems and space as key indicators when finalising ball possession in futsal. On the other hand, futsal has been studied from tactical modelling and dynamic perspectives ( Fonseca et al