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WNET

WNET, virtual channel 13, is the primary Public Broadcasting Service member television station licensed to Newark, New Jersey, United States and serving the New York City television market. Owned by WNET.org, it is sister station to the area's secondary PBS member, Garden City, New York-licensed WLIW, two Class A stations which share spectrum with WNET: WNDT-CD and WMBQ-CD. WNET and WLIW share studios at One Worldwide Plaza in Midtown Manhattan with an auxiliary street-level studio in the Lincoln Center complex on Manhattan's Upper West Side. WNET commenced broadcasting on May 15, 1948, from a transmitter located atop First Mountain in West Orange, New Jersey, as WATV, a commercial television station owned by Atlantic Television, a subsidiary of Bremer Broadcasting Corporation. Frank V. Bremer, the CEO owned two North Jersey radio stations, WAAT and WAAT-FM; the three stations were based in the Mosque Theatre at 1020 Broad Street in Newark. WATV was the first of three new stations in the New York City television market to sign on the air during 1948, was the first independent station.

One unusual daytime program, consisted of a camera focused on a teletypewriter printing wire service news stories, interspersed with cutaways to mechanical toys against a light music soundtrack. Another early series by the station was Stairway to Stardom, one of the first TV series with an African-American host. WATV's transmitter was moved to the Empire State Building in November 1953. On October 6, 1957, Bremer Broadcasting announced it had sold its stations for $3.5 million to National Telefilm Associates, an early distributor of motion pictures for television, joining its NTA Film Network. On May 7, 1958, channel 13's call sign was changed to WNTA-TV to reflect the new ownership. NTA's cash resources enabled WNTA-TV to produce a schedule of programming with greater emphasis on the people and events of New Jersey, compared to the other commercial television stations. NTA sought to make channel 13 the center of a new commercial network, though during its run the NTA Film Network offered only one night of "in-pattern" network programming, Friday nights in 1957–58, for most purposes WNTA served as the New York showcase for nationally syndicated programming and produced several such entries, notably the anthology drama series Play of the Week.

The station continued to lag behind New York's other independent stations—WNEW-TV, WOR-TV and WPIX —in terms of audience size, NTA incurred a large debt load. National Telefilm Associates put the WNTA stations up for sale in February 1961. At least three prospective purchasers expressed interest in WNTA-TV; the most prominent was the New York City-based group Educational Television for the Metropolitan Area, a consortium of businesspeople, cultural leaders and educators who intended to turn channel 13 into an educational station. By this time, it was obvious that the non-commercial frequency that the Federal Communications Commission allocated to the city, UHF channel 25, would not be nearly adequate enough to cover a market that stretched from Fairfield County, Connecticut, in the north to Ocean County, New Jersey, in the south. Prior to 1964, when the FCC required television manufacturers to include UHF tuners in newer sets as per the All-Channel Receiver Act passed in 1961, most viewers could not view UHF stations except with an expensive converter.

For those who could access UHF stations, reception was marginal under the best conditions. With assistance from the University of the State of New York, ETMA had attempted to purchase channel 13 and convert it into a non-commercial station in 1957, when Bremer Broadcasting first put the station on the block; this time ETMA was competing with NTA founding president Ely Landau, who had resigned from the company to head his own venture for this. ETMA's initial bid of $4 million was rejected by NTA. With the support and guidance of National Educational Television, ETMA received an endorsement from newly appointed FCC chairman Newton N. Minow, who established public hearings to discuss the fate of channel 13; the pendulum shifted in favor of channel 13 going non-commercial, the private firms withdrew their interest. On June 29, 1961, ETMA agreed to purchase WNTA-TV for $6.2 million. About $2 million of that amount came from five of the six remaining commercial VHF stations, all of whom were pleased to see a competitor eliminated.

In addition, CBS donated a facility in Manhattan to ETMA and NET for production uses. The FCC approved the transfer in October, converted channel 13's commercial license to non-commercial; the outgoing New Jersey governor, Robert B. Meyner, addressing state lawmakers' concerns over continued programming specific to New Jersey, fearing the FCC would move the channel 13 allocation to New York City, petitioned the United States courts of appeals on September 6, 1961, to block the sale of WNTA-TV; the court ruled in the state's favor two months later. The unsettled deal cau

Like Mike 2: Streetball

Like Mike 2: Streetball is an American direct-to-video film, stand-alone sequel to Like Mike. It was directed by David Nelson and released on June 6, 2006; the film does not feature any of the original cast members nor are there any mentions of the previous film's events. Jascha Washington as Jerome "Triple J" Jenkins, Jr. Michael Beach as Jerome "Double J" Jenkins, Sr. Kel Mitchell as Ray Former NBA player Clyde Drexler and Dallas Mavericks NBA team owner Mark Cuban both made cameos in this film, Drexler as himself and Cuban as a team's coach. Like Mike 2: Streetball on IMDb Like Mike 2: Streetball at AllMovie

Lavrenty Zagoskin

Lavrenty Alekseyevich Zagoskin was a Russian naval officer and explorer of Alaska. Zagoskin was born in 1808 in the Russian district of Penza in a village named Nikolayevka. Though Nikolayevka was not near the ocean, Zagoskin would train for the Russian Navy and served as a naval officer in the Baltic and Caspian seas, he would subsequently receive training in mineralogy, zoology and entomology from Russian scientist I. G. Voznesensky In 1799, Russia formed the Russian America Company and gave it monopolistic powers over the region now known as Alaska as part of their colonization effort. Early Russian explorers like Vitus Bering, Mikhail Gvozdev, Georg Steller provided knowledge of the coastal region, however by the 1840s little was known about the interior of the colony; such knowledge was desired in the hopes of expanding the commercial opportunities for the Russian America Company. Zagoskin was given a two-year assignment to conduct reconnaissance of the region to help determine the most profitable and convenient sites for forts and trading posts in the region - an assignment he was well suited for given his background and in fact a mission he had proposed.

In 1842 and 1843, he traveled extensively on the Yukon, Kuskokwim and Koyukuk Rivers all told traveling over 3,300 miles. His journals included details about the native people, their customs and environment in the region all noted with remarkable accuracy. Zagoskin received national Academy of Science award for his work. To this day, his writing is recognized for its accuracy and insight and is referenced by local residents, historians and geographers. Settlements visited by Zagoskin: Upper Kalskag, Alaska Golovin, Alaska Shaktoolik, Alaska Selawik, Alaska Crow Village, Alaska Georgetown, Alaska Kwigiumpainukamiut, AlaskaZagoskin died in Ryazan. Michael, Henry. 1967. Lieutenant Zagoskin's Travels in Russian America1842-1844. Toronto: University of Toronto Press

Coast Aero Center

Coast Aero Center A/S was a regional airline based Haugesund Airport, Karmøy in Karmøy, Norway. It had only small-plane operations and mechanical services until 1984, when it acquired concessions to operate at the new Stord Airport, Sørstokken, Geilo Airport and from Haugesund to Aberdeen, it soon turned out that the company was not profitable and it filed for bankruptcy in 1988. The estate continued on as Coast Air. Coast Air was founded in the same year as Haugesund Airport, Karmøy, it was one of two general aviation companies established with the opening of the airport, the other being Nordsjøfly. Coast Aero Center first operated a seaplane out of the harbor at the airport, its early fleet consisted of a Cessna 207 and two Cessna 206. From 1981 the airline operated a Piper PA-31 Navajo and the following year it bought a Piper PA-34 Seneca; the company remained a local mechanical and small-plane operator until 1984, when it started to apply for concessions to perform regional airline services in Norway.

The company was run by Asbjørn Utne. Following the 1984 decision of Scandinavian Airlines System to discontinue their route from Haugesund to Aberdeen in the United Kingdom, Coast Aero Center applied for the concession the route, hoping to use a 15-seat Embraer Bandeirante that would be bought used for NOK 7.5 million. The service would have a morning flight with return in the evening. While SAS had stated that they were not interested in the route, in November 1985 they altered course and executed their preferential right to start the route themselves. However, in April 1986, SAS announced. Following this, Coast Aero Center commenced the service on 20 August, it proved unprofitable and was terminated in April 1987. Coast Aero Center applied, along with Norving and Fonnafly, in October 1984 for the concession to fly out of Stord Airport, Sørstokken on routes to Oslo and Stavanger. Coast Aero Center succeeded in the application, service started on 12 August 1986 with a ten-passenger Beechcraft Super King 200.

The company received a concession in August, allowing them to fly from Stord via Skien Airport, Geiteryggen to Oslo. By March 1987, traffic had increased so much that the company instead put into service a larger, 20-seater de Havilland Canada Twin Otter aircraft. Additional concessions to fly to Haugesund were granted the same year, as were direct services to Oslo, making the stops in Skien unnecessary. In 1985, the company joined Commuter Service, a joint venture along with the regional airlines Mørefly, based in Ålesund, Trønderfly, based in Trondheim, Norsk Flytjeneste, based in Sandefjord; the goal was to coordinate the services, grow through new, small routes. Coast Aero Center was awarded the concession on 20 June 1986 for flying from Stavanger to Geilo Airport, Dagali until 1991, it was flown using a Beechcraft Super King 200. The ridership from Geilo turned out to be too bad, both Coast Aero Center and Norving terminated their routes. Widerøe and Norsk Air said; the airline had a revenue of NOK 14 million and had 24 employees in 1986.

That year, they chose to connect to the PNR/Smart booking system. The company failed; the company was thrown into financial distress on 7 February 1988, when Den norske Creditbank announced that they would not issue more credit. At the time the company had nine daily routes, 35 employees. All services were suspended, it had a debt of NOK 23 million, of which DnC demanded NOK 13 million paid by 10 February, but the bank gave the company three weeks to find the capital. On 17 February a proposal for refinancing was made, where the hangars were sold to the local municipalities, who would make a guarantee for NOK 2 million. DnC would delete part of the debt, additional capital would be granted from the Kosmos-owned Norsk Air; this was not sufficient, on 29 April, Coast Aero Center filed for bankruptcy. Asbjørn Utne had to file for personal bankruptcy; the following is a list of aircraft operated by Coast Aero Center. It contains the total number of aircraft operated by the airline, the years the aircraft were built, the year the aircraft entered service with Coast Aero Center and the year the last aircraft was taken out of service.

The following is a list of scheduled destinations served by Coast Aero Center: A Cessna 206 crashed at Solund on 3 May 1982, killing all three people on board. The accident was caused by the aircraft hitting a power line; the investigation concluded that it was caused by pilot error, as the captain had failed to notice the power line despite sufficient visibility and it being marked on the map. Hagby, Kay. Fra Nielsen & Winther til Boeing 747. Drammen: Hagby. ISBN 8299475201. Reitan, Sverre Utne. Luftfarten på Haugalandet fra 1914 til 2004. Karmøy: Eget Forlag

Filipe Alarc√£o

Filipe Alarcão is one of today's most recognizable names in Portuguese product design. His designs range from the renowned china and casual dishes manufactured by Vista Alegre to the contemporary furniture design of Temahome, he obtained a degree in equipment design from the Lisbon school of fine arts and a master's degree in industrial design from the Domus Academy, Postgraduate School of Design in Milan, Italy. From 1995 to 1997, Filipe worked with Michele de Lucchi, in Milan, as a consultant for Olivetti Personal Computers, developing projects for personal computers, he lives and works in Lisbon, with his own atelier where he develops industrial design projects in furniture, urban equipment and products, lighting and glass in collaboration with several Portuguese and foreign companies among them Vista Alegre Atlantis, Temahome, Schréder, Cerâmicas São Bernardo and Moda Lisboa. In interior design, he has created spaces such as the Moda Lisboa design shop, Galeria Atlantis, Design aus Portugal exhibit in Frankfurt and the Delidelux shop.

His works are shown at the Design museum at the Belem cultural center in Lisbon. 1994 National Design Award of the Portuguese Center for Design 2002 Polis competition for global signage systems for urban places in Portugal 2002 First place - Architecture competition Museum of Contemporary Art of Elvas

Katsuto Momii

Katsuto Momii is a Japanese businessman, elected as NHK's 21st Director-General on 20 December 2013. He worked for Mitsui & Co. from 1965 until 2005. From 2005 until 2011 he worked as representative director of Unisys Japan. On 25 January 2014 at his first interview with the press upon being appointed Director-General Momii caused controversy by playing down the issue of the women who provide sex so-called comfort women by the Japanese military in World War II; as head of Japan's state run media he said that NHK should support the Japanese government in its territorial dispute with China and South Korea. It was subsequently reported by the Japan Times that on his first day at NHK Momii asked members of the executive team to hand in their resignation on the grounds that they had all been appointed by his predecessor