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  • deliberately lowering the body's temperature for therapeutic purposes; "refrigeration by immersing the patient's body in a cold bath"
  • (refrigerant) any substance used to provide cooling (as in a refrigerator)
  • the process of cooling or freezing (e.g., food) for preservative purposes
  • The ability to manage a machine or other moving object
  • The power to influence or direct people's behavior or the course of events
  • exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"
  • a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another; "measures for the control of disease"; "they instituted controls over drinking on campus"
  • The restriction of an activity, tendency, or phenomenon
  • power to direct or determine; "under control"
  • be a companion to somebody
  • small military unit; usually two or three platoons
  • Associate with; keep company with
  • Accompany (someone)
  • an institution created to conduct business; "he only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"
refrigeration control company - Joy Division
Joy Division (The Miriam Collection)
Joy Division (The Miriam Collection)
Joy Division is a "fascinating look at the brief but vital trajectory of a band that died with its troubled frontman, Ian Curtis" (Jason Gargano, Cincinnati CityBeat), only to be reborn as the equally influential New Order. Featuring interviews with all surviving band members, Joy Division explores the Manchester origins of this revolutionary act, their partnership with Factory Records founder Tony Wilson, and collaboration with legendary producer Martin Hannett.

While Michael Winterbottom's 24 Hour Party People took on impresario Tony Wilson and Anton Corbijn's Control concentrated on singer Ian Curtis, Grant Gee's Joy Division opts for non-fiction over biopic. Together, the three films create a multi-dimensional portrait of Manchester in the post-punk era. Curtis's minimalist quartet arose simultaneously as a product of and a reaction to their industrial environment. As Factory Records co-founder Wilson states, "I don't see this as the story of a pop group, I see this as the story of a city that once upon a time was shiny and bold and revolutionary." (Wilson succumbed to cancer shortly afterwards.) Written by Jon Savage (England's Dreaming), the narrative follows the oral history form. Aside from the surviving members of the band, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, and Stephen Morris (Curtis committed suicide in 1980), other speakers include designer Peter Saville, Curtis's girlfriend Annik Honore, and musician Genesis P. Orridge (Throbbing Gristle). Only Curtis's wife, Deborah, chose not to appear on camera, so Gee (Radiohead: Meeting People Is Easy) uses text from her biography, Touching from a Distance. Loaded with rare audio and visual material, like Joy Division's aborted RCA sessions and manager Rob Gretton's notes, Gee presents the definitive documentary of a timeless band. Unlike Corbijn's stately feature, his stylish tribute ends on a more optimistic note: with the birth of New Order in the 1980s and the re-birth of Manchester in the 2000s. Extra features include 75 minutes of bonus interviews and a BBC performance of "Transmission." --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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Fukushima precisara de ate 9 meses para esfriar reatores 17 de abril de 2011 A companhia eletrica japonesa Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) estabeleceu neste domingo o prazo de nove meses para o fim da crise nuclear do Japao, ate que a tragedia no complexo atomico de Fukushima esteja totalmente controlada, com o sistema de resfriamento ativados nos reatores e sem vazamento de materiais radioativos. Isso significa que, no verao japones (inverno no Brasil), a quantidade de radiacao emitida pela usina teria se reduzido de forma constante e que, ate o final do ano, o vazamento de materiais radioativos ja estaria controlado. O primeiro-ministro japones, Naoto Kan, considerou este plano da gerente da usina de Fukushima como um "pequeno passo para frente", enquanto a secretaria de Estado americana, Hillary Clinton, que se encontra de visita em Toquio, disse que analistas dos Estados Unidos vao analisa-lo. A Agencia para a Seguranca Nuclear do Japao fara tambem um acompanhamento do cronograma da Tepco, que preve cobrir os edificios dos tres reatores antes dos proximos nove meses. Nos primeiros tres meses, a empresa tentara conter o vazamento radioativo do reator 2 - onde se acredita que houve uma fusao parcial de barras de combustivel nuclear -, alem de construir novos sistemas de refrigeracao perante os edificios das unidades 1 e 3. Entre seis e nove meses, o objetivo e deixar esses tres reatores danificados em temperaturas refrigeradas, inferiores a 95?C, ou seja, sem risco de fusao do nucleo. Dessa forma, a central de Fukushima deveria parar de emitir substancias radioativas a atmosfera, razao pela qual este acidente foi equiparado em gravidade com o de Chernobyl em 1986. O sistema de refrigeracao dos reatores 1, 2 e 3 da usina nuclear de Fukushima nao funciona desde o devastador terremoto do dia 11 de marco, que atingiu o nordeste do Japao, enquanto o reservatorio de combustivel da unidade 4 tambem sofre graves danos. Alem do tsunami que afetou a usina com ondas de ate 13m de altura, a situacao dessas quatro unidades se viu agravada por tres explosoes de hidrogenio nos dias 12, 14 e 15 de marco, quando tambem houve um incendio na unidade 4. Desde entao, bombas eletricas injetam agua para resfriar os reatores a um ritmo de 6 a 7m?/h, o fez com que grandes quantidades de agua radioativa vazassem em direcao a varias areas dos edificios de turbinas. Por isso, a Tepco espera ter pronto ate o verao local um novo sistema de refrigeracao que permitira resfriar os reatores, escoar a agua contaminada e voltar a joga-la sobre as unidades danificadas. A situacao de Fukushima, que provocou alerta mundial, foi classificada neste domingo de "crise multidimensional, com um alcance sem precedentes" por Hillary Clinton, que durante uma curta visita a Toquio prometeu o "firme" apoio dos Estados Unidos a reconstrucao do Japao, um dos grandes aliados americanos na Asia. Os presidentes executivo e honorario da Tepco - que fornece energia eletrica a grande parte da regiao metropolitana de Toquio - admitiram neste domingo que poderiam renunciar a seus cargos. Apos conhecer o plano de por fim a maior crise do Japao desde a Segunda Guerra Mundial, o governo de Naoto Kan afirmou que, uma vez controlada a usina de Fukushima, sera revisado o perimetro de seguranca em torno da central. As autoridades japonesas pretendem ampliar neste mes as zonas de evacuacao a meia dezena de cidades situadas alem do atual raio de exclusao de 20 km, apos detectarem elevados niveis de radioatividade. *** Fukushima need up to nine months to cool reactors April 17, 2011 The Japanese utility Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has set Sunday deadline for the nine months to end the nuclear crisis in Japan, until the tragedy of atomic complex in Fukushima is fully controlled with the cooling system activated in the reactor and no leakage of radioactive materials. This means that, in Japanese summer (winter in Brazil), the amount of radiation emitted by the plant would be reduced steadily and, by year's end, the leak of radioactive materials would already be controlled. The Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, considered this plan of the Fukushima plant manager as a "small step forward," while Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, who is visiting Tokyo, said analysts States U.S. will review it. The Agency for Nuclear Safety in Japan will also follow a schedule of TEPCO, which provides buildings cover of three reactors before the next nine months. In the first three months, the company will try to contain the radioactive leak from the reactor 2 - where it is believed that there was a partial melting of nuclear fuel rods - as well as build new refrigeration systems before the building of units 1 and 3. Between six and nine months, the goal is to let these three damaged reactors at refrigerated temperatures, below 95 ? C, ie, without risk of meltdown. Thus, the central Fukushima should stop sendi
New Yorker Hotel (also known as Ramada Plaza New Yorker Hotel)
New Yorker Hotel (also known as Ramada Plaza New Yorker Hotel)
New Yorker Hotel (also known as Ramada Plaza New Yorker Hotel) 481 8th Avenue (34th St. & 8th Ave) New York City, NY 10001 The Hotel New Yorker was completed in 1930, the 102 story Empire State Building in 1931. -------------------------- Art Deco architecture symbolizes New York City and the 43-story New Yorker Hotel represents that image. Construction began in 1929, just prior to the onset of the Great Depression -- and one year before ground was broken for The Empire State Building three blocks away. The $22.5 million building opened for business the day after New Year's Day in 1930. Zoning laws required the architects Sugarman and Berger to design the structure with a pyramidal, set-back tower that would provide the greatest height and the greatest amount of street side sunlight. At the time it opened, it was the largest at 2,500 rooms and tallest at 43-storys hotel in New York City. It boasted a pbx room with 92 telephone operators, a laundry with 150 workers, a barbershop had 42 chairs and 20 manicurists and a kitchen with 35 chefs. Penn Station just down the avenue and connected by underground tunnel deposited a steady streams of guests. Sugarman & Berger also designed the Sutton Place (now known as aka Sutton Place) the Helmsley Middletowne Hotel and the Mayfair Hotel in Philadelphia. Mack Kanner, a chief developer of the Garment Center, was the developer and builder of the hotel. However, according to Wikipedia the hotel's mortgage holder, Manufacturers Trust, hired Ralph Hitz to manage the venture. Hitz was able to turn a profit even during the depression. This prompted Manufacturers Trust to hire Hitz to control all of its hotels. In 1932, the National Hotel Management Company was created, with Ralph Hitz as the president. At Hitz's death in 1940, the National Hotel Management Company managed the New Yorker, the Lexington and the Belmont Plaza hotels (New York); the Congress (Chicago); the Netherland Plaza (Cincinnati); the Adolphus (Dallas); the Van Cleve (Dayton); the Book-Cadillac (Detroit); and the Nicollet (Minneapolis). The opening brochure for the New Yorker describes the guest rooms: "Every bedroom has a radio loud speaker with a choice of four programs; both tub and shower bath; Servidor; circulating ice water; hand telephone; bed-head reading lamps; full-length mirror and full-sized beds. Every room has two or more windows and all rooms are outside and flooded with light and air. Floor secretaries on each floor take your messages when you are out and prevent the annoyance of standing in crowded lines in the lobby to receive your mail and keys." The brochure describes the New Yorker's heat, light and power facilities: "Seventy-eight feet below the sidewalk is the largest private power plant in the world. Five steam engines and oil-burning Diesel engine produce enough light, heat, power and refrigeration for the average city of thirty-five thousand people. Compressed air forces pulverized coal under the furnaces and blows the ashes out again. The engineering equipment includes the air-cleaning machinery which draws in air on the roof, washes and purifies it, and then forces it down into the restaurant, lobby, ballrooms and other public spaces." The brochure describes its bellboys as "snappy-looking as West Pointers". It was a Hotel New Yorker bellboy, Johnny Roventini, who served as tobacco company Phillip Morris' pitchman for twenty years, making famous their "Call for Phillip Morris" advertising campaign. The New Yorker Hotel was purchased by Hilton Hotels in 1953 for $12.5 million and sold just three years later, in 1956, for $20 million to hotel executive Joseph Massaglia and his company Massaglia Hotels. In 1953 Massaglia Hotels also owned the Hotel Waikiki Biltmore in Honolulu, the Hotel Raleigh in Washington DC and the Hotel Miramar in Santa Barbara, California. In 1959, Massaglia sold the hotel to an investment syndicate known as New York Towers Ltd., which allowed the hotel to fall into foreclosure allowing Hilton to reacquire the building in 1967. The construction of new, more modern hotels directly caused the New Yorker to become unprofitable. Hilton closed the hotel in April 1972. The hotel was left vacant until Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church acquired it for $5.6 million to serve as its World Mission Center and church housing. On July 1, 1982 4,000 followers of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon gathered in the second-floor Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel and entered into marriage contracts with strangers whom the reverend had picked for them. Beginning in 1994 the church began to re-open it as a public hotel. The church still controls it, but has entered into a lease with an entitiy known as the New Yorker Hotel Management Company to operate it. In 2008 New Yorker Hotel Management Company hired Stonehill & Taylor to restore the hotel to its former glory. The 18-month, $70 million renovation included: Inst

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