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|Robert Sietsema||ECW Press|
SECRET NEW YORK
periodicals, the largest selection of Japanese magazines in the city is to be found at the huge bookstore, Asahiya (52 Vanderbilt Avenue,
883-0011), right across the street from Grand Central Station. This establishment also carries tons of English-language books about
Japan, Japanese bestsellers translated into English, and collateral items like origami sets, Hello Kitty comics, and cookbooks. Be warned that 95% of the material is in Japanese.
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The bizarre practice of karaoke, popular across the us 10 years ago, is staging a surprising comeback in downtown New York among wise-guy scenesters. The premier spot is the Lansky Lounge (104
Norfolk Street, 677-9489), the back-room restaurant and cocktail lounge of the staid Jewish dairy restaurant Ratner's The Times recently reported that the Wednesday-night event has been attracting celebrities like Ben Affleck and Mark Wahlberg (no, that wasn't his real schlong you saw in Boogie Nights). A related venue for karaoke is the Elbow Room (144 Bleecker Street, 979-8434), where the show starts at n P.M. on Wednesday nights and runs till 4 A.M. Guests crooning in synch with the big video screen have included MichaelSee All Chapters
|Hamid R. Arabnia, Leonidas Deligiannidis, Joan Lu, Fernando G. Tinetti, Jane You, George Jandieri, Gerald Schaefer, Ashu M. G. Solo, Vladimir Volkov||CSREA Press|
|Editors at JIST||JIST Publishing||ePub|
The National Airspace System (NAS) is a vast network of people and equipment that ensures the safe operation of commercial and private aircraft. Air traffic controllers work within the NAS to coordinate the movement of air traffic to make certain that planes stay a safe distance apart. Their immediate concern is safety, but controllers also must direct planes efficiently to minimize delays. Some regulate airport traffic through designated airspaces; others regulate airport arrivals and departures.
Terminal controllers watch over all planes traveling in an airport’s airspace. Their main responsibility is to organize the flow of aircraft into and out of the airport. They work in either the control tower or the terminal radar approach control (TRACON) room or building. Relying on visual observation, the tower local controllers sequence arrival aircraft for landing and issue departure clearances for those departing from the airport. Other controllers in the tower control the movement of aircraft on the taxiways, handle flight data, and provide flight plan clearances. Terminal radar controllers manage aircraft departing from or arriving to an airport by monitoring each aircraft’s movement on radar to ensure that a safe distance is maintained between all aircraft under their control. In addition, terminal controllers keep pilots informed about weather and runway conditions.See All Chapters
|Georgia Kemp Caraway||University of North Texas Press|
|Yitzhak Arad||Indiana University Press||ePub|
The smooth execution of the deportations from the ghettos depended on the passive behavior of the Jews. The Germans employed ruse and deception as far as the aim and destination of the deportations were concerned and kept the very existence of the death camps top secret. And, indeed, during the first six months of the deportations, until August/September 1942, there was an almost total unawareness of the true aim of the deportations among the large majority of Jews in the ghettos of occupied Poland.
On the eve of a deportation, the Jews in the ghettos were told that they were being sent to the East, to labor camps somewhere in the occupied territories of the Soviet Union, mainly the Ukraine. The fact that many of the weak and sick who were unable to walk to the railway station were shot on the spot merely encouraged the belief that the others would be sent to work. The deception was further strengthened by rumors spread in the ghettos that deported Jews had been seen by some non-Jews somewhere in the East and that letters had even arrived from them.See All Chapters
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