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handicap

1. Sport
a. a contest, esp a race, in which competitors are given advantages or disadvantages of weight, distance, time, etc., in an attempt to equalize their chances of winning
b. the advantage or disadvantage prescribed
2. Golf the number of strokes by which a player's averaged score exceeds the standard scratch score for the particular course: used as the basis for handicapping in competitive play
3. any physical disability or disadvantage resulting from physical, mental, or social impairment or abnormality
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In virtually every case dealing with these issues, the courts have held that it is the responsibility of the school to determine if the student's misbehavior is a manifestation of his or her handicapping condition.
The courts have unanimously held that if the misbehavior is a manifestation of the handicapping condition (that is, the handicap significantly impairs the student's ability to control his or her behavior), the student cannot be expelled.
Maher (1986), the court held that the relationship between the handicapping condition and misbehavior must be significant if the misbehavior is determined to be a manifestation of the handicap and does not exist in instances where there is only an attenuated relationship.
A few cases have dealt with the category of the handicapping condition and the degree of relationship.
This new step for the OSGA gives visitors a reputable, high integrity, and highly credible handicapping service that they can visit and utilize with confidence," said Moss.
Global Sports & Entertainment is a global gaming and entertainment company that specializes in developing, producing, and marketing sports handicapping analysis and information via television (The Global SportsEdge(TM)), radio (The Trackside Radio Network(TM)), and the Internet (www.
Besides the actual system, The Winner's Edge is the first company to take a multi-faceted approach to marketing our handicapping reports.
Fortunately for him, De Julio denies using the words ``mastered the art'' and says he was only responding to a question about whether his handicapping style was particularly suited to Del Mar.
The system will be based around a GOLF Link plastic swipe card and will use terminals with attached swipe card readers, existing club facilities and a Unisys ClearPath SMP61000 symmetric multiprocessor computer system to manage the handicapping details of Australia's 500,000 men and women golfers.
GOLF Link takes golf into the 21st century with a sophisticated, accurate and consistent handicapping system that will benefit all amateur golfers," he stated.
The beauty of GOLF Link is that it provides Australian golf with a uniform handicapping system at minimal cost to the golfing community.