Sports And Games

leadership qualities The most meaningful and challenging experiences in my life have been through sports and the 4-H club. They have instilled the values of perseverance, confidence, and teamwork within me. I feel that my peers and others could learn valuable life lessons through participating in these organizations. They are not just clubs, but a guiding light for life. For example in sports I have had the opportunity to play on both losing and winning teams. This has given me a different persp
Something made a difference in my life There are two things in my life that are extremely important to me. One of these things is sports and the other is helping people. Basketball has been a part of my life for many years. Helping people has always been important but only recently have I been able to combine these two together. Being a Captain on the Varsity Basketball team in my school is very pleasing and puts much joy in my life. I love to be able to lead my team on to the court for big game
the kafirs of kafiristan THE KAFIRS OF KAFIRISTAN The land in the east of the Hindu-Kush range that lies between Pakistan and Afghanistan was called Kafiristan (the land of Kafirs), and there dwelled the Kafirs (the islamic word for "pagan") who rejected any conversion to Muslim and followed their own religion. Guarded by their geography and strength, it is assumed that 200 thousand Kafirs lived there. They drove away the armies of Timur (14C.), Akbar (16C.), Nadir-Shah (18C.), and were complete
Jim Thorpe On May 22, 1887, one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century was born in a small cabin in Oklahoma. James Francis Thorpe or Wa-tho-huck in his Native American name which means “bright future”, would have a bright future indeed. He would go on to make accomplishments in all of football, baseball and track and field. In 1907, his first year at Carlisle Indian School, the young Thorpe displayed remarkable skills in football and track and gained the attention of Pop Warner, then Carl
F451 Ray Bradbury’s satire, Fahrenheit 451, is a novel full of symbols criticizing the modern world. Among those symbols appears The Hound. The Hound’s actions and even its shape are reflections of the society Bradbury has predicted to come. Montag’s world continues on without thought; without any real reason. There is no learning, no growth, and no purpose. “The Mechanical Hound slept but did not sleep, lived but did not live in its gently humming, gently vibrating, softly illuminated kennel ba
Faith Can Conquer All Faith Can Conquer All For the past week, people all over the world have had their eyes on the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Along with the many different Olympic sports, there are many different winners...of all shapes and sizes. However, it is not the different physical appearances of these athletes that are interesting, but the different styles of winning. Some athletes receive their gold and proclaim their superiority. Others win gold and put people down in th
Seperate Peace In A Separate Peace by John Knowels, the value of dealing with your feelings and dealing with your enemies is shown by Gene Forester, a student in Devon during World War 2 dealing with few human enemies, but his emotions create a circumstance far greater than any human enemy. "I never killed anybody," Gene had commented later in his adulthood, "And I never developed an intense level of hatred for the enemy Gene had put many enemies into his own life. Gene had a best friend, his na
Effects of free agency in sports Professional baseball is in a state of turmoil. While the National Basketball Association and the National Football League are prospering, America\'s "favorite" pastime is faltering. It is no coincidence that this downward spiral began in 1976. That year the court decided in favor of Andy Messersmith and Dave McNally, two pitchers fighting for their own free agency (Burns and Ward, Art. 10). Free agency grants players the ability to choose what team they want to
Positive Changes in the Workplace "Hi ho, hi ho, it\'s off to work we go." So sang the charmingly quirky dwarfs in Disney\'s Snow White. In many ways they stood for the hopes of mid-century Americans: Hold down a secure job, produce your share of goods or products, do what the boss says, go with the program, and earn enough to support a comfortable lifestyle for yourself and your family. Things haven\'t really changed all that much--or have they? Only a few of us are currently involved in any ty
Pornography in the Media Pornography in the Media It started by way of messengers and scribes, evolved through the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with television, and now serves us world- wide via the ever-popular Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate and perplex it. It is not a surprise to learn, then, that the mass media is
sharm el shiekh trip SHARM EL SHEIKH, "Each one of us has his dreams about a lovely honeymoon; I think Sharm El Sheikh Baron Resort could meet everyone\'s reveries." Sandy Magdy said. Sharm El Shiekh Baron Resort has a promenade along the romantic beach of Ras Nosrani Bay and the Red Sea infront of it, stretching along the 500 meters private beach. Mr. Michael Shahin always takes his wife Sandy there, that started by a honeymoon in the beginning. "It is a place where you can taste the ideal mean
NBA Lockout Economic Effects of the NBA Lockout The National Basketball Players Association lockout greatly affected the United States economy. Greedy team owners and greedy players fighting over large amounts of money caused the lockout. In March of 1998, team owners felt that they were paying players too much money, causing clubs to lose money, so they voted to reopen discussions on the collective bargaining agreement. The players on the other hand felt that any team financial problems were th
busy athletes Nathan Swanek Teacher? English 100 October ?,2000 Assiduous Athletes Not many people know the onus of being a student athlete in college. This burden set on them has caused the graduation rate of scholarship players to average at about fifty percent from 1995 to 1998. In order to be eligible to play, the athletes must be full-time students , which means taking at least twelve units a semester. Because these athletes are taking so many classes, they must make time for a considerable
Multiple Intelligence Harold Gardner (1983) of Harvard University has identified several kinds of intelligence people possess. Particularly, this finding poses significant implications in classroom instructions. More often than not, children and even adults (who are grown up children) are labeled negatively if and when they manifest either a very fast, slow or no understanding at the entire subject matter. Identifying children’s various strengths among these intelligences will direct the teacher
None Provided3 Did The Lockout And The Loss Of Michael Jordan Have A Negative Effect On The NBA Disputes between the NBA Players’ Union and owners extend deep into January of 98‘, the NBA season was shortened to a 50 game schedule due to the disputes between the two groups and the lockout of the players by the owners.. Before the beginning of the shortened season on February 1 of 1999, many “experts” predicted a number of negative effects to the NBA as a result of the labor disputes. Among these
3 types of people In life, there are certain stages one must go through to obtain ones self-identity. These stages are the carefree years of ones youth, the rebellious teenage years, and the passage from a teen into a mature, young adult. Children have the best life. They don’t have to wonder and worry. Teenagers have the rebellious, careless type of lifestyle that often gets them into trouble. Young adults look back on their childhood and on their teenage years and laugh at the wonderful memori
A Separate Peace by John Knowles dealing with your feelings and summary Separate Peace Enemy Dealing with enemies has been a problem ever since the beginning of time. In A Separate Peace by John Knowels, the value of dealing with your feelings and dealing with your enemies is shown by Gene Forester, a student in Devon during World War 2 dealing with few human enemies, but his emotions create a nemesis far greater than any human enemy. "I never killed anybody," Gene had commented later in his adu
Enemy A Seperate Peace Enemy Dealing with enemies has been a problem ever since the beginning of time. In A Separate Peace by John Knowels, the value of dealing with your feelings and dealing with your enemies is shown by Gene Forester, a student in Devon during World War 2 dealing with few human enemies, but his emotions create a nemesis far greater than any human enemy. "I never killed anybody," Gene had commented later in his adulthood, "And I never developed an intense level of hatred for th
Meritocracy Meritocracy The Downfall of Sports A meritocracy is an environment in which individuals are rewarded for their ability to produce. An example of a meritocracy is the sports world at large. In the sports world, athletes are chosen based on their raw talent and ability to score points and win games. Nothing else is taken into account before each player signs a multi million dollar contract. Things like, being a college drop out, having a criminal record and being a poor role model is o
organized crime Organized Crime When most people think of the Mafia they think, murderers and gamblers. But in fact the Mafia is more than just a bunch of “wise guys” sitting around gambling. For years organized crime families have provided for many and brought wealth to their communities. In the early years of America, organized crime helped pave a way for many of the American cities to grow to what they are today. Most of the “families” provide for more than one hundred people per community. O
Quebec winter carnival The Quebec Winter Carnival Quebec City is the World\'s Snow Capital. Quebec City held its first winter carnival in 1894. It was an elaborate celebration that provided people with relief from the cold harsh winter. In the sixty years that followed these winter carnivals were organized periodically. It wasn\'t until 1955 that a group of local businessmen decided that an annual carnival would be a good way to stimulate the economy during the long winter months. The Quebec Car
Rosalind The main themes of "As You Like It" are the pastoral ideal and the ideal of romantic love. Forest of Aden is the primary setting where these themes develop. Nature serves as a refuge from society where we can find solutions to injustice and unhappiness. This play is a comedy and thus has a happy ending but it is not a fairy tail. Shakespeare highlights the difference between reality and illusion. Rosalind embodies the sensibility, the humor and the kind of love that leads to a happy, ha
The Difference Between Blades and Blades Hockey is a sport of finesse, toughness, and speed all wrapped up by player talent. Hockey can be played on any surface, though ice and hard rubber "roller turf" are the two major fields currently played on by professionals. All though to some these two variations on hockey may seem the same, they actually have many differences. Roller hockey contrasts that of ice in several ways. While the playing surfaces are the most obvious difference, number of playe
the giver :0 1ST LOIS LOWRY RECEIVED THE NEWBERY MEDAL FOR NUMBER THE STARS AND THE GIVER. SHE IS ALSO THE AUTHER OF MANY OTHER POPULAR BOOKS FOR YOUNG AUTHOR OF MANY OTHER POPULAR BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS, INCLUDING THE ONE HUNREDTH THING ABOUT CAROLINE; SWITCHAROUND; TAKING CAREOF TERRIFIC; AUTUMN STREET; US AND UNCLE FRAUD; RABBLE STARKEY; ANASTASIA AGAIN! ; ANASTASIA, ASK YOUR ANALYST; ANASTASIA ON HER OWN; ANASTASIA AT YOUR SERVICE; ANASTASIA HAS THE ANSWERS; AND ANASTASIA’S CHOSEN CAREER, A
the giver :0 1ST LOIS LOWRY RECEIVED THE NEWBERY MEDAL FOR NUMBER THE STARS AND THE GIVER. SHE IS ALSO THE AUTHER OF MANY OTHER POPULAR BOOKS FOR YOUNG AUTHOR OF MANY OTHER POPULAR BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS, INCLUDING THE ONE HUNREDTH THING ABOUT CAROLINE; SWITCHAROUND; TAKING CAREOF TERRIFIC; AUTUMN STREET; US AND UNCLE FRAUD; RABBLE STARKEY; ANASTASIA AGAIN! ; ANASTASIA, ASK YOUR ANALYST; ANASTASIA ON HER OWN; ANASTASIA AT YOUR SERVICE; ANASTASIA HAS THE ANSWERS; AND ANASTASIA’S CHOSEN CAREER, A
Old English Terminology Present days English language has changed in many ways in the past 350 to 1600 years. The way words are pronounciated and written have changed the most. I have chosen the subjects of sports and games because both have altered in both of these manners. By looking at the words I am going to describe, you will able to see how modern people have came up with our own way of saying the same item. Sports are now being called different names then when they were originated, but th
Alexander the Great Introduction Alexander III, more commonly known as Alexander the Great, was one of the greatest military leaders in world history. He was born in Pella, Macedonia, then a Greek nation. The exact date of his birth is uncertain, but was probably either July 20 or 26, 356 B.C. Alexander was considered a child from his birth until 341 B.C. His princehood lasted from 340 to 336 B.C. In 336 B.C. Philip II, his father, was assassinated, thus making Alexander king. Alexander became a
Steroids2 May 11, 2000 Steroid Use Should Be Legalized The 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, proved to be one of the most exciting Olympic games of all time. World records fell in everyday of the 14-day event; in every sport ranging from shuttlecock to track and field, records fell like dominos. The most competitive sport in the 1988 Olympiad was the men\'s 100-meter dash, with a field consisting of the ten fastest men in the world, at the time. World record holder Ben Johnson, who shattered
Book review of Jackie Robinson History of Sports in America Book Review of Jackie Robinson The great American pastime of baseball has had its share of amazing athletes that not only dazzled fans with their play, but revolutionized the sport with their personality, charisma, and courage. Babe Ruth, with his charm as well as his bat, gave baseball a personality, Lou Gehrig, the “Iron Horse,” gave baseball a tough image, and Joe DiMaggio, with his 56 game hitting streak captivated the entire countr
Great Depression1 Cut wages, growing unemployment, poverty, and suffering were unforgettable experiences during the Great Depression of the thirties. Many people learned to face these hard times with the help of famous sports figures. They gave hope and to many people pride in what they stood for to them. One of these great sports figures who helped Americans was boxer Joe Louis. In 1936 he fought the world champion Max Schmeling and had his first lose. Max Schmeling was a German boxer and the N
GrecoPersian war In September of 490 BC. The Greco-Persian war rages on in the Marathon Plain of Northwest Attica. The Athenians have just repulsed the first Persian invasion of Greece. The Greek army was vested to ten different generals each controlling one day of battle. The generals were evenly divided on whether to wait for the Persians to attack or to attack them. A civil official, Callimachus, who decided to attack, broke the tie. Four of the generals ceded their commands to the Athenian g
Greek and Roman Civilization Ancient Greek and Roman civilization have made many lasting contributions to western civilization. Contributions such as law, religion, sports, and trade are present in western civilization because of Greece and Rome. Justinian’s code was Roman law that was introduced by Justinian, the emperor of the Byzantine Empire. Justinian ordered a systematic review of Roman law that was more thorough than any that had taken place before. He issued the Corpus iuris civilis (Bod
history of tha nfl DEEEE-FENSE. And it ended with two astounding victories by the American Football League when the brash Joe Namath helped the New York Jets win Super Bowl III and the powerful Kansas City Chiefs spoiled the NFL\'s golden anniversary celebration by winning Super Bowl IV, and positioned pro football for its last great realignment. That second quarter century began when the Cleveland Rams found a wonderful tailback at UCLA named Bob Waterfield whose gorgous movie star wife Jane Ru
Nazi Art Many people know that Adolph Hitler was an artist in his youth as an Austrian, but just how much art played a role in the National Socialist Germany seems to get underrated in the history books. Just as a racial war was waged against the Jewish population and the military fought the French and the Slavic people, an artistic cleansing for the Germanic culture was in progress. Special Nazi units were searching the ancient arts of antiquity for evidence of a great Germanic race that existe
Olimpic Games Introduction No one can say when sports began. Since it is difficult to imagine a time when children did not spontaneously run races or wrestle, it is clear that children have always included sports in their play, but one can only speculate about the emergence of sports as autotelic physical contests for adults. Some historians see modern sport as distinctive in its secularism and its concern with quantification and records, but others see ancient and modern sport as part of a cont
The Change of Society As we look for a new way to live our lives, we constantly look back to remind ourselves of the way things used to be. Western culture as we know it today, did not start off as it is now, and it certainly is not going to remain the same for very long. Change has always seemed to be the human beings way of life. We strive to find something different and more effective. As we look onto the Pre Modern, Modern, and Post Modern societies we can see that there have been drastic ch
the titanic The Titanic - History of a Disaster On April 14,1912 a great ship called the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage. That night there were many warnings of icebergs from other ships. There seems to be a conflict on whether or not the warnings reached the bridge. We may never know the answer to this question. The greatest tragedy of all may be that there were not enough lifeboats for everyone on board. According to Walter Lord, author of The Night Lives On, the Titanic could have been save
Trojan War The Trojan War took place in approximately the 13th century. The ancient Greeks defeated the City of Troy. The Trojan War started after an incident at the wedding feast of Peleus, the king of Thessaly, and Thetis, a sea goddess. All the gods and goddesses of Mt. Olympus had been invited except Eris, the goddess of discord. Eris was offended and tried to stir up trouble among the guests at the feast. She sent a golden apple inscribed “For the most beautiful.” Hera, Athena, and Aphrodit
Growing up gay “The unprecedented growth of the gay community in recent history has transformed our culture and consciousness, creating radically new possibilities for people to ‘come out’ and live more openly as homosexuals”(Herdt 2). Before the 1969’s Stonewall riot in New York, homosexuality was a taboo subject. Research concerning homosexuality emphasized the etiology, treatment, and psychological adjustment of homosexuals. Times have changed since 1969. Homosexuals have gained great attenti
How to Get a Girl Every man’s dream is to have the perfect companion. However, in order to have one, you must first be able to get one. Most believe such a task can be extremely difficult, yet if done properly, it can be accomplished swiftly and efficiently. In fact, there are only a few basic procedures to getting a girl. The first step of this process is rather quite simple; get her attention. Initiating conversation is half the battle. As well, it is very effective to make frequent eye contac
Kama Sutra PREFACE IN the literature of all countries there will be found a certain number of works treating especially of love. Everywhere the subject is dealt with differently, and from various points of view. In the present publication it is proposed to give a complete translation of what is considered the standard work on love in Sanscrit literature, and which is called the \'Vatsyayana Kama Sutra\', or Aphorisms on Love, by Vatsyayana. While the introduction will deal with the evidence conc
None Provided How Does Your Child Act? First of all I think that in the back of every parents mind are questions concerning their child’s future. Like will it be a doctor, a lawyer, or the next president of the United States. But with these questions there are also more questions that are not discussed freely like what if it is a bad child or it is uncontrollable? And will it do drugs or try alcohol and smoke cigarettes? Another question that might be in the back of a parents mind is about its c
Case study Disney 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Disney Company - one of the world leaders in media entertainment, company branded consumer goods, and theme parks and resorts - signed the agreement with Hong Kong concerning the opening of a "Disneyland" amusement park in Hong Kong in the year 2005. This case study only concentrates one of the business fields explored by the Disney Company - theme parks and resorts. The Disney Company occupies a strong position developed in the international business world
Innovations in Behavioral Marketing and MARKETING MANAGEMENT TERM PROJECT “Innovations in Behavioral Marketing and Electronic Commerce” Date: June 15, 2000 Table of Contents Preface………………………………………………………………………………1 Ă . Introduction Č . Benefits of Electronic Marketing Ę . Effectiveness of E-Commerce I. Ways for Promoting your Website II. Learning about your Visitors III. Segmenting your Internet Market Ë . E-Commerce in Lebanon I. Lebanese Companies on the Net II. Customer Adaptation to E-Commerce
birth control education Birth Control Education The issue of birth control being taught and/or distributed in public schools is one worth debating. In biology and health classes students are educated in reproduction and sexuality, but not about such birth control methods such as condoms and birth control pills. While parents may touch briefly on the topic, some feel too embarrassed to discuss it with their children or deem it unnecessary. This is a very bad course of action because the world is
The Effects of Steroids on Muscle Training What are steroids? Steroids are synthetic chemicals that mimic the hormones produced by the body. Hormones control bodily functions and are separated into various classifications such as adrenal, cortical, cardiac, bile salts, vitamins, and sex hormones. Anabolic steroids that build muscle tissue are classified as sex hormones and they stimulate the action of the male sex hormone testosterone. When testosterone is released at the appropriate time it has
THE USE OF STEROIDS BY ATHLETES THE USE OF STEROIDS BY ATHLETES Steroids are drugs that many athletes use to enhance their abilities in sports. The use of steroids can be dangerous to both your body and mind. The drug also can give athletes unfair advantages which could propel them to victory. The use of steroids should not be permitted in any type of sporting event. What is a steroid? Steroids are a synthetic version of the human hormone testosterone. Testosterone stimulates and maintains the m
All American Girls Professional Baseball League The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League operated from 1943 to 1954 and represents one of the most unique periods in baseball history. The league went through a full life cycle in its eleven years of existence and ended up being a predecessor for other women’s leagues to come. The All American Girls Professional Baseball League had many successes that surprised a lot of people but also faced many failures, which resulted in its death as
Amusing Ourselves to Death In Chapter 8 of his book Amusing Ourselves to Death, Neil Postman talks about the phenomenon of religious programming on television. He concludes that ...there are several characteristics of television and its surround that converge to make authentic religious experience impossible. (p. 118) I believe that though it\'s not explicitly stated, the concept of boundaries which I have been discussing is an essential element of his argument. He says that ...there is no way t
asdf4 McGwire By: Derek A Season for the Ages He\'s 6\'5, and roughly 250lbs, and for the most part he is about as average as you or me. Almost except for one major thing, he is the record holder of the most prestigious record in all of pro sports. His name is Mark McGwire and the record is his 70 homeruns, shattering the old record held by the Minnesota native named Roger Maris. On the Major League Baseball\'s final day of the season Mark McGwire hit two mammoth homeruns to give him 70 on the y