WQED developed his own show in 1968 and it was distributed nationwide by Eastern Educational Television Network. Over the course of three decades on television, Fred Rogers became an icon of American childrens entertainment and education and he was known for his advocacy of various public causes. Rogers received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, some forty honorary degrees, and he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame, was recognized by two Congressional resolutions, and was ranked No.35 among TV Guides Fifty Greatest TV Stars of All Time. Several buildings and artworks in Pennsylvania are dedicated to his memory, Rogers was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania,40 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, to James and Nancy Rogers, he had one sister, Elaine. Early in life, he spent much of his time with his maternal grandfather, Fred McFeely. He would often sing along as his mother would play the piano, Rogers graduated from Latrobe High School. He studied at Dartmouth College, transferred to Rollins College in Winter Park, Rogers was a trained general aviation pilot.
At Rollins, he met Sara Joanne Byrd, an Oakland, Florida native and they had two sons and John. Rogers was red–green color blind, swam every morning, and neither smoked nor drank and he was a vegetarian on ethical grounds, stating I dont want to eat anything that has a mother. Despite recurring rumors, he never served in the military and his office at WQED Pittsburgh famously did not have a desk, only a sofa and armchairs, because Rogers thought a desk was too much of a barrier. Fred Rogers had a moment when he first saw television in his parents home. He entered seminary after college, after his first experience as a viewer and he thus applied for a job at NBC in New York City in 1951 and worked on musical programs including Your Hit Parade, The Kate Smith Hour, and The Voice of Firestone. He worked on Gabby Hayes show for children, Rogers decided that commercial televisions reliance on advertisement and merchandising undermined its ability to educate or enrich young audiences, so he quit NBC.
In 1954, he began working at WQED, a Pittsburgh public television station, Rogers began wearing his famous sneakers when he found them to be quieter than his work shoes as he moved about behind the set. The show won a Sylvania Award for best childrens show and was briefly broadcast nationally on NBC, during his off hours, he would leave the WQED studios during his lunch breaks to study theology at the nearby Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Rogers, was not interested in preaching, after his ordination and he had done work at the University of Pittsburghs program in Child Development and Child Care. Many of his famous set pieces—Trolley, Eiffel Tower, the tree, Mr. Dressup used some of the songs that would be featured on Rogers program. The two of them co-starred on Butternut Square on CBC TV between October 19,1964, and February 10,1967
Colonial Williamsburg is a living-history museum and private foundation presenting part of a historic district in the city of Williamsburg, United States. Colonial Williamsburgs 301-acre Historic Area includes buildings from the century, as well as 17th-century, 19th-century, Colonial Revival structures. The Historic Area is an interpretation of a colonial American city, with exhibits of dozens of restored or re-created buildings related to its colonial, Colonial Williamsburgs motto has been That the future may learn from the past. One of the largest history projects in the nation and a tourist attraction, it is part of the Historic Triangle of Virginia, the site was once used for conferences by world leaders and heads of state, including U. S. presidents. It was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1960, costumed employees work and dress as people did in the era, sometimes using colonial grammar and diction. Colonial Williamsburgs portion of the Historic Area begins east of the College of William & Marys College Yard, Colonial Williamsburg is a historical landmark and a living history museum.
Its core runs along Duke of Gloucester Street and the Palace Green that extends north and south perpendicular to it and this area is largely flat, with ravines and streams branching off on the periphery. Surviving colonial structures have been restored as close as possible to their 18th-century appearance, with traces of buildings, many of the missing colonial structures were reconstructed on their original sites beginning in the 1930s. Animals and dependencies add to the environment, four taverns have been reconstructed for use as restaurants and two for inns. There are craftsmens workshops for period trades, including a shop, a shoemakers, blacksmiths, a cooperage, a cabinetmaker, a gunsmiths, a wigmakers. There are merchants selling tourist souvenirs, reproduction toys, pottery, the Public Gaol served as a jail for the colonists. Former notorious inmates include the pirate Blackbeards crew who were kept in the jail while they awaited trial in 1704, Colonial Williamsburg operations extend to Merchants Square, a Colonial Revival commercial area designated a historic district in its own right.
Nearby are the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, locals and employees frequently call Colonial Williamsburg CW. The Jamestown statehouse, housing Virginias government at the time, burned down on October 20,1698, the legislators consequently moved their meetings to the College of William and Mary in Virginia at Middle Plantation, putting an end to Jamestowns 92-year run as Virginias colonial capital. Interested Middle Plantation landowners donated some of their holdings to advance the plan, Middle Plantation was renamed Williamsburg by Governor Francis Nicholson, who was first among the proponents of the change, in honor of King William III of England. Nicholson said that at Williamsburg clear and crystal springs burst from the champagne soil, by champagne, he meant excellent or fertile. Nicholson had the city surveyed and a laid out by Theodorick Bland taking into consideration the brick College Building. The grid seems to have obliterated all but the remnants of a plan that laid out the streets in the monogram of King William and Queen Mary
Idlewild and Soak Zone
The park has won several awards, including from industry publication Amusement Today as the best childrens park in the world. The park was established by the prominent Mellon family in 1878 and it expanded greatly throughout the first half of the 20th century, adding rides including a Philadelphia Toboggan Company Rollo Coaster in 1938, one of the companys earliest. The park is home to the Ligonier Highland Games, a Scottish athletic, since 2008, the park, as well as others formerly under Kennywood Entertainment, have been owned by Spanish company Parques Reunidos and operated by their American subsidiary Palace Entertainment. On August 11th,2016, a boy fell from the ride Rollo Coaster. On April 15,1853, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted a charter for a railroad to haul coal, for nearly twenty years and Ligonier Rail Road Company performed no work on the railroad, and renewed their charter in 1866 and 1869. Following an additional renewal in 1871, the changed its name to the Ligonier Valley Railroad.
Land grading and bridge construction for the narrow gauge line was completed by 1873. In 1875, the partially constructed railway was sold at a sale after the Pennsylvania Railroad. Thomas Mellon, a retired Court of Common Pleas judge from Allegheny County and Sons Bank, and was invested in coal, oil and other railroad ventures. In an effort to attract passengers, Mellon decided to offer recreational grounds along the route, yours respectfully, Wm. M. Darlington The first structure, built that year, was a train depot measuring 10 feet by 25 feet. The depot was described as the smallest full-service station in the United States, initial development of the land included camp sites, an artificial lake for fishing and boating, picnic tables, and a large hall. The railroad provided access to the site, attracting visitors from 50 miles away in Pittsburgh. The Ligonier Echo noted that on July 4,1890, the trains to the park were so crowded that the tops of the coaches were covered with boys, three lakes, Woodland, St.
Clair, and Bouquet, were dug between 1880 and 1896. In 1896, the added a T. M. Harton Company steam carousel in the center of the park, the Pittsburgh-based company was a major manufacturer of carousels and roller coasters. The park had dining halls, pavilions, a boathouse, an amphitheater, a bandstand, in 1931, Judge Mellons son Richard B. Mellon, brother of Andrew Mellon, and C. C, Macdonald acquired the park under a partnership known as the Idlewild Management Company. The park debuted a den of black bears that year, the bears were across the path from a cage of monkeys, who escaped in 1932
In Mexico and Central America, a tortilla is a type of thin, unleavened flat bread, made from finely ground maize. In Guatemala and Mexico, there are three colors of maize dough for making tortillas, white maize, yellow maize and blue maize, the Aztecs and other Nahuatl-speakers call tortillas tlaxcalli, these have become the prototypical tortillas. Maize kernels naturally occur in many colors, depending on the cultivar, from white, to yellow, to red. Likewise, corn meal and the tortillas made from it may be similarly colored and yellow tortillas are by far the most common, however. Tortilla, from Spanish torta, plus the diminutive -illa, Nahuatl tlaxcalli is derived from the verb xca to bake with the help of the prefix tla- and two common suffixes -l- and -li, that is something baked. The corn tortilla, with variants, has been a staple food in North American and Mesoamerican cultures since pre-Columbian times. It predates the alternative wheat flour version of the tortilla in all such cultures, in Aztec times, two or three corn tortillas would be eaten with each meal, either plain or dipped in mole or a chili pepper and water sauce.
Tortillas were sold at Aztec marketplaces filled with meat, turkey eggs, honey, tuna. Maize has been a food for centuries. It is the most planted crop in the Mexican region, the characteristics of each variety depend upon soil conditions, humidity and how cultivated. Some of the earliest evidence of maize cultivation suggests that domestication took place in places at the same time. Maize is the basis of most Mexican cuisine, with exception in the culinary traditions of northern Mexico. The primary way in which maize is consumed in Mexico is the tortilla, the maize used for tortillas can be ripe and dry, but it is consumed fresh and mature, or soft and fresh. Factory-made tortillas are widely sold, and they can easily be home-made, Tortilla production starts from early morning because lunch is the main meal of the day for most people. In Mexico, lunch is eaten between 1,30 p. m. and 3,30 p. m, some supermarkets and grocery stores sell tortillas, throughout the day. Tortillas come in different flavors and colors according to the kind of maize used.
Tortillas come with all the foods of Mexico, though not with all the fillings that are used these days. Mexican and, more generally, Latin American dishes made with maize tortillas include, for some uses, such as quesadillas, either maize or wheat tortillas can be used
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
The Childrens Museum of Pittsburgh is a hands-on interactive childrens museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is in the Allegheny Center neighborhood in Pittsburghs Northside, the neighboring Buhl Planetarium building was vacated by 1991 when it was superseded by the nearby Carnegie Science Center. The museum grew from a mobile museum started at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in 1972. In the early 2000s, it was announced the museum would be expanding from the old Beaux Arts-style post office into the neighboring vacant Art Deco Buhl Planetarium. A plan was devised by Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc. to connect the two structures with a modern glass addition over what was a street called Allegheny Square. The street was vacated and realigned and the addition was built, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh became the largest Silver LEED certified museum in the country in March 2006. To offer teaching moments about the new museum, many of the building’s structural and mechanical systems are left exposed.
In 2010, officials announced plans to rehab a rundown park in front of the museum, the centerpiece of the new park will be a fog sculpture by Ned Kahn. The park opened on June 23,2012 during a community celebration, in its seasonal Backyard, the museum grounds includes an interactive environment called Allegheny Waterworks which incorporates preserved local architectural relics. Among its sculptures are reliefs of Joe Magarac and other figures, designed by sculptor Charles Keck, the Childrens Museum of Pittsburgh houses several ongoing exhibits as well as rotating exhibits. The MAKESHOP, Studio, Garage, Theater, located within the museum are iconic items from the show Mister Rogers Neighborhood. These include the original puppets, one of Fred Rogers sweaters, the Childrens Museum of Pittsburgh presents a wide variety of programs for children in fields ranging from dance and rocket building to quilting and robotics. Visiting artists offer workshops in a host of media, including pottery, Japanese paper cutting, the Museums extensive outreach program offers performances, after school programs, artist days and festival programs for schools and groups throughout the year.
Educational field trips are offered for schools and other groups. The museum has collaborated with a number of institutions and programs, such as the University of Pittsburgh. Childrens Museum of Pittsburgh official site
The word is often associated with road going emergency ambulances which form part of an emergency medical service, administering emergency care to those with acute medical problems. The term ambulance does, extend to a range of vehicles other than those with flashing warning lights. The term ambulance comes from the Latin word ambulare as meaning to walk or move about which is a reference to medical care where patients were moved by lifting or wheeling. The word originally meant a hospital, which follows an army in its movements. Ambulances were first used for transport in 1487 by the Spanish forces during the siege of Málaga by the Catholic Monarchs against the Emirate of Granada. During the American Civil War vehicles for conveying the wounded off the field of battle were called ambulance wagons, there are other types of ambulance, with the most common being the patient transport ambulance. These vehicles are not usually equipped with equipment, and are usually crewed by staff with fewer qualifications than the crew of emergency ambulances.
Their purpose is simply to transport patients to, from or between places of treatment, in most countries, these are not equipped with flashing lights or sirens. In some jurisdictions there is a form of the ambulance used, that only carries one member of ambulance crew to the scene to provide care. In these cases a patient who requires transportation to hospital will require an ambulance to attend in addition to the first responder. The history of the ambulance begins in ancient times, with the use of carts to transport incurable patients by force, Ambulances were first used for emergency transport in 1487 by the Spanish, and civilian variants were put into operation during the 1830s. Advances in technology throughout the 19th and 20th centuries led to the modern self-powered ambulances, Ambulances can be grouped into types depending on whether or not they transport patients, and under what conditions. In some cases, ambulances may fulfil more than one function, Emergency ambulance – The most common type of ambulance, which provide care to patients with an acute illness or injury.
These can be road-going vans, helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft or even converted vehicles such as golf carts. Patient transport ambulance – A vehicle, which has the job of transporting patients to and these can be vans, buses or other vehicles. Response units may be backed up by an ambulance which can transport the patient, or may deal with the problem on scene. These can be a variety of vehicles, from standard cars, to modified vans, pedal cycles. These units can function as a vehicle for officers or supervisors, Fire & Rescue services in North America often staff EMTs or Paramedics to their apparatuses to provide medical care without the need to wait for an ambulance
Speedy Delivery is a 2008 documentary film directed and produced by Paul B. The film follows the story of David Newell, better known as Mr. McFeely from the childrens television show Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Shot in Pittsburgh, Speedy Delivery is a study of Newell. Made on a budget of $4,000, the film was funded by grants from two universities, Carnegie Mellon University and Pomona College, McFeely around his own neighborhood, Pennsylvania, examining the two roles he has played for over forty years. This company created and produced Mister Rogers Neighborhood during the majority of its years on air since its debut in 1967, the film follows David Newell on four appearances located in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Beginning in Pittsburgh, he appears at the opening of the Schenley Plaza Carousel, next, he travels to Baltimore, Maryland to help open up a special Mister Rogers traveling exhibit, including a replica of the set. Finally, he returns to Pittsburgh for two appearances in Bridgeville and Cranberry Park.
There are two cuts of Speedy Delivery, the theatrical cut runs approximately one hour and twelve minutes. The television cut runs approximately fifty seven minutes, standard for PBS specifications, the theatrical cut is available on DVD and includes a directors commentary. Speedy Delivery is airing regionally on PBS stations across the nation
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois, and it is the county seat of Cook County. In 2012, Chicago was listed as a global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. Chicago has the third-largest gross metropolitan product in the United States—about $640 billion according to 2015 estimates, the city has one of the worlds largest and most diversified economies with no single industry employing more than 14% of the workforce. In 2016, Chicago hosted over 54 million domestic and international visitors, landmarks in the city include Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Campus, the Willis Tower, Museum of Science and Industry, and Lincoln Park Zoo. Chicagos culture includes the arts, film, especially improvisational comedy. Chicago has sports teams in each of the major professional leagues. The city has many nicknames, the best-known being the Windy City, the name Chicago is derived from a French rendering of the Native American word shikaakwa, known to botanists as Allium tricoccum, from the Miami-Illinois language.
The first known reference to the site of the current city of Chicago as Checagou was by Robert de LaSalle around 1679 in a memoir, henri Joutel, in his journal of 1688, noted that the wild garlic, called chicagoua, grew abundantly in the area. In the mid-18th century, the area was inhabited by a Native American tribe known as the Potawatomi, the first known non-indigenous permanent settler in Chicago was Jean Baptiste Point du Sable. Du Sable was of African and French descent and arrived in the 1780s and he is commonly known as the Founder of Chicago. In 1803, the United States Army built Fort Dearborn, which was destroyed in 1812 in the Battle of Fort Dearborn, the Ottawa and Potawatomi tribes had ceded additional land to the United States in the 1816 Treaty of St. Louis. The Potawatomi were forcibly removed from their land after the Treaty of Chicago in 1833, on August 12,1833, the Town of Chicago was organized with a population of about 200. Within seven years it grew to more than 4,000 people, on June 15,1835, the first public land sales began with Edmund Dick Taylor as U. S.
The City of Chicago was incorporated on Saturday, March 4,1837, as the site of the Chicago Portage, the city became an important transportation hub between the eastern and western United States. Chicagos first railway and Chicago Union Railroad, and the Illinois, the canal allowed steamboats and sailing ships on the Great Lakes to connect to the Mississippi River. A flourishing economy brought residents from rural communities and immigrants from abroad and retail and finance sectors became dominant, influencing the American economy. The Chicago Board of Trade listed the first ever standardized exchange traded forward contracts and these issues helped propel another Illinoisan, Abraham Lincoln, to the national stage
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers Neighborhood is an American half-hour childrens television series that was created and hosted by namesake Fred Rogers. The series is aimed primarily at preschool ages 2 to 5, despite this, a number of stations have chosen to continue airing the reruns independently of the PBS feed. Eleven years after Mister Rogers Neighborhood concluded, PBS debuted an animated spin-off and it was this program where many of the puppets and music used in the series were developed, such as King Friday XIII, and Curious X the Owl. It was the time when Rogers began wearing his famous sneakers, the show won a Sylvania Award for best childrens show, and was briefly broadcast nationally on the NBC Television Network. Rogers moved to Toronto, Ontario in 1961 to work on a new series based on The Childrens Corner which was called Misterogers, most importantly, Rogers appeared on camera in the new show rather than only appearing through puppets or characters. Fred Rainsberry, head of Childrens Programming at CBC, persuaded Rogers to appear on camera in the new show after seeing him interact with children.
Ernie Coombs, one of the Americans whom Rogers brought with him to develop the CBC show, would remain with CBC. Coombs first appeared as Mr. Dressup in the CBC program Butternut Square, Coombs helped to develop what became Mr. Dressup which continued for several decades. In 1966, Rogers acquired the rights to his program from the CBC and moved the show to WQED in Pittsburgh, where he had worked on The Childrens Corner. He renamed the show Misterogers Neighborhood, which initially aired regionally in the northeastern US through EEN, including stations in Boston, Washington, D. C. The 100 episodes of the show incorporated the Neighborhood of Make-Believe segments from the CBC episodes with additional reality-based opening and closing material produced in Pittsburgh. The series was cancelled in 1967 due to lack of funding, the first national broadcast of Misterogers Neighborhood appeared on most NET stations on February 19,1968. In 1970, when PBS replaced NET, it inherited this program, around the same time the show had a slight title change, to the more-familiar Mister Rogers Neighborhood.
The show was in production from February 19,1968 to February 20,1976, the studio in Pittsburgh where the series was taped was renamed The Fred Rogers Studio, in honor of Rogers himself. Rogers made a point to behave naturally on camera rather than acting out a character. I believe that kids can spot a phony a mile away, the half-hour episodes were punctuated by a puppet segment chronicling occurrences in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. From 1979 to 1981, a version of the opening sequence was used. Usually, the camera goes from the neighborhood to out on the porch of the Rogers television house and this is the same model electric trolley that in the program will transport viewers into the Neighborhood of Make-Believe
The tricorne or tricorn is a style of hat that was popular during the 18th century, falling out of style by 1800, though actually not called a tricorne until the mid 1800s. During the 18th century hats of this style were referred to as cocked hats. At the peak of its popularity, the tricorne varied greatly in style and size, and was not only by the aristocracy, but as common civilian dress. Tricornes with laced sides could have the laces loosened and the sides dropped down to better protection from the weather, sun. Tricornes had a broad brim, pinned up on either side of the head and at the back. The crown is low, unlike the steeple hats worn by the Puritans or the top hat of the 19th century, tricornes ranged from the very simple and cheap to the extravagant, occasionally incorporating gold or silver lace trimming and feathers. In addition and naval versions usually bore a cockade or other national emblem at the front, the tricorne appeared as a result of the evolution of the broad-brim round hat used by Spanish soldiers in Flanders during the 17th century.
By pledging the brims, a shape was obtained. This shape was favored by Spanish soldiers, as standing at arms their muskets could be held at their shoulders right or left without hitting the hat brim. War broke out between France and Spain in 1667 over the Spanish Netherlands, and during the subsequent struggle its use spread to the French armies, by the end of the 17th century, the tricorne was popular in both civilian fashion and in military uniforms. They remained one of the predominant European styles of hat throughout the 18th century, in the United States, only the first five Presidents, from George Washington to James Monroe, wore this style of hat according to the fashion of the 18th century. James Monroe earned the nickname The Last Cocked Hat because of this, the tricorne quickly declined in use at the end of the 18th century. It evolved into the bicorne, which was used by military officers in Europe from the 1790s until World War I. For enlisted soldiers, the tricorne was replaced by the shako at the turn of the 19th century, as the fashionable hat for civilian men, the tricorne was overtaken by the top hat.
Tricornes survive today as part of the dress of the Chelsea Pensioners. And the distinctive hat of the Spanish Guardia Civil, called a tricornio in Spanish, in the United States, the tricorne is associated with the American Revolution and American Patriots of that era, especially Minutemen. The Tea Party movement uses the tricorne as an icon to associate itself with the American Revolution, in France, synagogue officiants, wear the tricorne on formal occasions. In the French navy and air force, tricornes are still worn by women as a piece of uniform, the tricorne is a key feature in the University of Minhos academic dress, in Portugal
Shiprock, New Mexico
Shiprock is a census-designated place in San Juan County, New Mexico, United States, on the Navajo reservation. The population was 8,156 at the 2000 census and it is part of the Farmington Metropolitan Statistical Area. Shiprock is named after the nearby Shiprock rock formation and it is home to the annual Northern Navajo Fair, held every October. Since 1984, the community has been the host of the Shiprock Marathon and it is home to a campus of Diné College, a tribally controlled community college with seven other campuses across the Navajo Nation. It is the site of a Chapter House for the Navajo, a Bureau of Indian Affairs agency, the Northern Navajo Medical Center, Shiprock is a key road junction for truck traffic and tourists visiting the Four Corners, Mesa Verde and the Grand Canyon. The town lies at the intersection of U. S. Route 64, the basis of local government for the Navajo Reservation, the Chapter was initiated in 1922 as a means of improving agricultural conditions at a local level.
Later the Chapter became the basic subdivision of Navajo Tribal Government. The Chapters elect representatives to the Navajo Tribal Council, the branch of Navajo government. Shiprock is located at 36°47′34″N 108°41′14″W, according to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 16.2 square miles, of which 15.9 square miles is land and 0.3 square miles is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 8,156 people,2,184 households, the population density was 513.6 people per square mile. There were 2,594 housing units at a density of 163.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 96. 74% Native American,2. 17% White,0. 16% African American,0. 12% Asian,0. 01% Pacific Islander,0. 10% from other races, and 0. 70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1. 29% of the population, in 2010, the population of Shiprock was 8,295, which is an increase of +1. 7% since 2000. 13. 6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3. 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, the average household size was 3.73 and the average family size was 4.06.
In the CDP, the population was out with 38. 6% under the age of 18,11. 6% from 18 to 24,28. 4% from 25 to 44,16. 5% from 45 to 64. The median age was 25 years, for every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males, the median income for a household in the CDP was $24,523, and the median income for a family was $24,951. Males had an income of $24,032 versus $17,328 for females
Basketball is a non-contact team sport played on a rectangular court by two teams of five players each. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet high that is mounted to a backboard at each end of the court. The game was invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, a team can score a field goal by shooting the ball through the basket being defended by the opposition team during regular play. A field goal scores three points for the team if the player shoots from behind the three-point line. A team can score via free throws, which are worth one point, the team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but additional time is mandated when the score is tied at the end of regulation. The ball can be advanced on the court by passing it to a teammate and it is a violation to lift, or drag, ones pivot foot without dribbling the ball, to carry it, or to hold the ball with both hands resume dribbling. The game has many techniques for displaying skill—ball-handling, passing, dunking, shot-blocking.
The point guard directs the on court action of the team, implementing the coachs game plan, Basketball is one of the worlds most popular and widely viewed sports. Outside North America, the top clubs from national leagues qualify to continental championships such as the Euroleague, the FIBA Basketball World Cup attracts the top national teams from around the world. Each continent hosts regional competitions for teams, like EuroBasket. The FIBA Womens Basketball World Cup features the top womens basketball teams from continental championships. The main North American league is the WNBA, whereas the EuroLeague Women has been dominated by teams from the Russian Womens Basketball Premier League, in early December 1891, Canadian Dr. He sought a vigorous indoor game to keep his students occupied, after rejecting other ideas as either too rough or poorly suited to walled-in gymnasiums, he wrote the basic rules and nailed a peach basket onto a 10-foot elevated track. Basketball was originally played with a soccer ball and these laces could cause bounce passes and dribbling to be unpredictable.
Eventually a lace-free ball construction method was invented, and this change to the game was endorsed by Naismith, dribbling was not part of the original game except for the bounce pass to teammates. Passing the ball was the means of ball movement. Dribbling was eventually introduced but limited by the shape of early balls. Dribbling only became a part of the game around the 1950s