Soccer Essay, Research Paper
My favorite recreational activity is soccer. I play soccer a lot and have been playing for five or six seasons. in a game not long ago I made a hat trick , or three goals in one game. We placed second in our league this year.
Their are lots of rules in soccer and they are all very important. If you don’t follow them you will pay the consequences. I’ll tell you about them in this paper.
Probably the most important rule is that you can’t touch the ball with your hands. If you do you will be penalized by the other team getting an indirect kick or a direct kick. The only time it will be a direct kick because of a hand ball will be when the hand ball is in the goalie box.
Another rule of soccer is that you can’t hit the other players or curse at them. If you do hit another player you will either get a yellow card or a red card depending on the severeness of the hit and if was an accident or not. A yellow card is a caution and a red card puts you out of the game.
Soccer is played al over the country and all over the world. It is a sport that is in the summer Olympics. The games will be held in Atlanta this year and teams from all over the world will be playing there. Hopefully we will get tickets to one of the games because I really want to see one.
Soccer is a very fun sport and is very good for me. I love it and will always play it. You should try it you have not already tried it.
Riding my bike is my favorite recreational activity. I have a haro race group 1zI. I ride every day and often ride to school. Their are many tipes of bikes for sale these days. My freinds all ride too. Sometimes we go all over town just for fun.
There are many kinds of tricks you can do on bikes. Some of them are very difficult and others are very hard and take a while to learn. I can only do a few simple ones.
One of the tricks is called an indo. This one I can do and quite well. It’s really pretty simple all you have to do is get going pretty slow and hit the front brakes. When you do this you back tire comes off the ground and goes up in the air. Some people that get really good can make the bike turn around.
Another trick is called a bunny hop. Most any one can do this trick. All you do is pull up your front tire and then push it down fast enough so that back tire is off the ground. For it to be a bunny hop both tires must be off the ground.
Probably the easiest trick of all is popping a wheelie. To perform this trick you must simply pull up your front tire. Some people can ride wheelies. This where you pull up your front tire and hold it up for a long time.
There are other tricks that are much harder like doing a flip or bunny hopping over a trash can. I can not do these tricks. Only professionals can perform these hard tricks.
I love riding my bike.
Although greatly reduced as a source of employment, agriculture has undergone a major transformation. Georgia agriculture is modern and mechanized, and the former strong economic dependence upon cotton has been replaced with a diversified agricultural economy based upon the production of soybeans, corn, peanuts, tobacco, poultry, cattle, and horticultural and orchard crops. Much of Georgia’s crop production is concentrated on the Inner Coastal Plain.
The Piedmont, once an established farming region, is now characterized by farmers who operate small part-time cattle farms but who earn most of their income from employment in towns and cities. These farmers sell, buy, and trade cattle for a living.
Forest, Georgia’s most common landscape component, covers about 65% of the state; forest area has increased by more than 10,000 sq km (3,860 sq mi) since the 1930s. Complexes of longleaf and slash pines cover most of the Coastal Plain, and loblolly and shortleaf pines forest the Piedmont. A forest of oak and pine is dominant on the upper Piedmont, changing to oak and hickory forest in the mountains. The declining acreage for cropland has allowed extensive forest regrowth of pine.
Peaces are a major part of Georgia’s agriculture. They are grown all over Georgia because of uor wonderful climate. This is also why we are called the peach state. In Byron their is an outlet called the Byron outlet. It has a huge peach beside it and it is on a tall pole. I have seen it many times and think about it when I pass a peach orchard.
Kaolin, a fine-grained clay found in the central area of the state, is a major export of Georgia. Several clays in commercial use consist largely of kaolinite, a hydrated aluminum silicate. Large deposits of this mineral occur in China; central Europe; Cornwall, England; and several states of the United States. Various grades of kaolin clays may be distinguished. White kaolin clays are fine in particle size, soft, nonabrasive, and chemically inert over a wide pH range. Their largest consumer is the paper industry, which uses them as a coating to make PAPER smoother, whiter, and more printable, and as a filler to enhance opacity and ink receptivity. Ball clays are usually much darker because they contain more organic carbonaceous material. These fine-grained refractory bond clays have excellent plasticity and strength, and they fire to a light cream to white color. For these reasons, ball clays are used extensively in CERAMICS in whitewares, sanitary ware, and wall t!
ile, and as suspending agents in glazes and porcelain enamels. Fireclays are soft, plastic clays used primarily in making REFRACTORY MATERIALS that will withstand temperatures of 1,500 degrees C or more. The most common fireclays, underclays, occur directly under coal seams.
Another one of Georgia’s major minerals is granite. Granite is a light-colored plutonic rock found throughout the continental crust, most commonly in mountainous areas. It consists of coarse grains of QUARTZ (10-50%), potassium FELDSPAR, and sodium feldspar. These minerals make up more than 80% of the rock. Other common minerals include MICA (muscovite and biotite) and hornblende.
Manufacturing in the South was a minor economic activity until well after the Civil War. In the late 19th century, however, new attitudes toward economic development, a surplus of agricultural labor, and cotton and power resources lured textile manufacturers from New England to the Piedmont. Poor and landless white tenants have taken advantage of this employment opportunity, but the surplus black agricultural laborers have joined the steady migrant stream to the North.
In the post-World War II years Georgia has undergone an economic revolution. Textile manufacturing continues, particularly the carpet industry of northwest Georgia, and apparel manufacturing has become a leading Georgia industry, primarily located in the many small towns and cities of rural areas. Other industries include transportation equipment, (automobiles and aircraft), pulp and paper, food processing, and electrical machinery.
Another major industry is making school busses. There is a very large school bus factory. Hundreds of school busses are built there and many repairs are done. The factory is called the Blue Bird factory. This factory employes hundreds of people. Infact my mom works there sometimes a nurse. She sometimes has up to 40 pateince a day. The school busses they make there are the same ones kids all over the place ride to and from school in. Every morning I see these school busses pass by my house taking lots of litlle and big kids to school.
Those are two of Georgia’s major industries.
The Etowah Mounds are a series of prehistoric earthen burial mounds located in the southern Appalachian Mountains, near Cartersville, Ga. Forming part of a fortified village complex, they constitute one of the largest of the so-called MOUND BUILDER sites in the southeastern United States. The central tumulus-shaped mound is roughly 100 by 115 m (330 by 380 ft) at the base, tapering to 50 by 55 m (165 by 180 ft) on its flattened top. It is approximately 20 m (70 ft) high and originally supported a small structure, probably a temple.
Extensive excavations at the site from 1925 to 1928 yielded copper axes, engraved copper and shell objects, incised pottery, and other artifacts. Also found were stone sarcophagi, called stone-box graves, made of flat stone blocks in which the dead, along with stone figurines, were placed. The Etowah Mounds site was occupied from about AD 1200 to 1700. An assemblage of artifacts dated c.1300 is associated with the Southern Death Cult, so named because the designs on characteristic ritual objects suggest a preoccupation with violence and death. This cultural tradition appears to have spread to mound sites in northwestern Georgia from the eastern Oklahoma site of SPIRO MOUND.
Chickamauga was a major battle of the American CIVIL WAR fought on Sept. 19-20, 1863. The Confederate army of 66,000 men under Gen. Braxton BRAGG attacked a 58,000-strong Union army under Gen. William S. ROSECRANS along Chickamauga Creek in northwestern Georgia. On the second day of battle the Confederates drove much of the Union army from the field in disorder. Only the stubborn stand of the Union left flank under Gen. George H. THOMAS saved Rosecrans’s army from destruction. Bragg failed, however, to follow up his victory aggressively. This lessened its impact on the war and contributed to the Confederate defeat at Chattanooga in November.
Okefenokee Swamp is located in southeastern Georgia and northeastern Florida. Covering more than 1,553 sq km (600 sq mi), the swamp is drained by the Suwannee and Saint Marys rivers. The swamp is still in a relatively primitive state and contains virgin pine forests, stands of black gum and cypress, and grassland. Wildlife includes alligators and other reptiles, deer, bears, and several hundred species of birds. In 1937 most of the swamp was made a national wildlife refuge.
Robins Air Force Base
The Robins Air Force Base, located near Warner Robins, is home to the Warner Robins Air LogisticsCenter, the 653rd Support Group, which performs the vital functions of running the huge baes, and the worldwide headquarters for the Air Force Reserve. The largest industrial complex in the state, Robins employes approximately 14,500 civilians and 4,400 military personel and contributes nearly $700 million anually through its payroll to the middle Georgia economy.
Robins is also home to the Museum of Aviation, which welcomes over 200,000 visitors annually to veiw aircraft, missile exhibits and films on aviation history.
Democrat Samuel Augustus Nunn, Jr., b. Perry, Ga., Sept. 8, 1938, U.S. senator from his home state since 1972, is chair of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee. Nunn attended the Georgia Institute of Technology for three years (1956-59), served a one-year hitch in the Coast Guard, then received his undergraduate (1960) and law (1962) degrees from Emory University in Atlanta. During the next decade, while practicing law, he also served (1968-72) in the Georgia House of Representatives. Nunn readily admits that, like most of his Georgia constituents, he is a conservative Democrat. Always an advocate of strong defense and liberal defense spending, he supported President Ronald Reagan’s military buildup in the early 1980s. During the Bush administration, he saved new high-tech weapons such as the Stealth bomber from defense cutbacks, but he also opposed the initial resolution authorizing Bush to use force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait. Nunn has also opposed President Bill C!
linton on such highly visible issues as cuts in defense spending and lifting the ban on gays in the military. Nunn remains extremely popular in Georgia, running unopposed in 1990.