Do nightclubs Harm youth…?

•March 21, 2007 • 3 Comments

This blog I would like to devote to people who like clubbing and active, extreme way of life. It’s become more popular and engaging to spend your weekend in one of Kiev’s night clubs for the sake of pleasure and relaxation. My mum always argues with me about what I found valuable over there, whatever. It’s not like I go there too often but several times in two weeks could be possible. I feel relaxed when listen to the club music, however, sometime it cab be tiresome…

Today adult people espacially our parents don’t understand our way of spending free time regarding night clubs to be the places of mind’s damage. It sounds ridicolous but it has some meaning at some extent. So, readers and viewers of my blog, can you leave your comments concerning pros and cons of clubbing. It can be useful for young people who still wonder!

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Heroes for Today

•March 19, 2007 • 2 Comments

The article that was included in Reader’s Digest attracted my attention and I decided to make a summary and perform its tidbits. The title of it is “Dad’s Job,” which sounds pretty engaging. As you can guess the article points out the relationships between father, the basket-ball player and his son who is continuing his deed. Basically, it’s typical situation but anyway let’s dig out deeper…
The popular father, James Tailor helped his son, Marcus, stay true to his game and to himself, avoiding the pitfalls so many athletes faced. By age 14, Marcus was a celebrity around Lansing, Mich., the place where he lived and had grown up as the article mentioned.He played great and was invited to assemble a team in Las Vegas to be one of the star players. But the addictive offers of fame and travel, which everyone else seemed to embrace, were declined. His father didn’t want his son to drop education and other important things he just started to see. Marcus trusted his father and valued his recommendations: “The two most important things for Marcus are his education and the development of his game,” said James. “Life is like coming up stairs, and you don’t want to skip a step.”

Well, I think they made right decision despite his father was the former basket-ball leader. Maybe James Tailor insisted on Marcus’s education because of probable mistake that he did in his young age. Many sportsmen drop everything just to catch the fame and become a star with well-paid salary and fee. But they cannot be ascertained if one day they broke a leg or anything and still be paid a lot of money. In other case, they just would have to leave a team because of injury. The problem is that many sportsmen don’t have diploma or other skills except playing the game to make money to feed up themselves. When the time comes to set up a new page in their lives after the career in sports most people face challenges.
 

Tailor Marcus, “Dad’s Job.” Reader’s Digest, February 2000, pp.13-15

Pilots of the Soviet Union: Treats, Allies, Or Forgotten Memories?

•March 14, 2007 • 1 Comment

Recently I was given the article, which is “Pilots of the Soviet Union: Treats, Allies, or Forgotten Memories?” It was included in Aerospace Power Journal. I would like to make summary-reaction concerning the material of this paper which seems to be provocative.
To begin with, I’d like to point out that the article examines the possible threat that Ukrainian fighter pilots and former Soviet Union combat aviators might pose for the United States. Also there’re some facts about economic situation of Ukrainian pilots, mentality, whatever. But it is on the third and further pages. I was asked to investigate only first two ones.
It starts out with showing the hard work of being a fighter pilot. Really, I read the first paragraph and was wondered how people could accept such job and sacrifice own lives. Also the author emphasized on watchfulness. As you never know where you enemy is: “You look at him sideways and wonder how he could be shooting him from there. You watch in amazement as the missile guides and start praying that your aircraft will survive and that you won’t be the next face on Cable News Network!”
Then, the thoughts of the author, the former pilot of the USA, seemed painful to me. He was going to examine one Ukrainian fighter pilot in order to get to know the psychology of the rest Soviet aviators. Even though he knew that Ukraine was peaceful nation and did a lot to keep the peace, the man liked the idea: “Know the enemy and know thyself.” I continued summarizing the article because I needed for English Composition. If not, I would stop reading it at all!
The author kept telling about his experience of living in Russia, the languages he studied and so on. His work was dedicated to help him understand FSU pilots and the potential threat they posed. Basically, I didn’t find this article worth reading and instructive!

Watt, Christian “Chewy”, “Pilots of the Soviet Union: Threats, Allies, or Forgotten Memories?” Aerospace Power Journal, Spring 2001, pp.89-98

My second Research Paper in WIUU

•March 13, 2007 • 1 Comment

My previous one was about immigration to Canada. The period covered the times of war and other terrific events that forced people to leave their motherlands. This time it won’t be so sad and doleful. I’m going to investigate some movies of 30-s and describe the main screens and trifles. Even though it was the period of war, there were also a lot of scenes to put in. However, I did similar work at school and got to know some valuable facts but it was in Ukrainian language. That’s why I’m working on it to make it more attractive to the reader by adding the interviews of the older people and also checking stuff up. It seems to be engaging but instructive, indeed. My first research taught me how to work with material and use proper vocabulary and other elements. If you have any questions or recommendations, you may leave them on my blog. You are always welcome to me!

Biathlon vs Business

•March 6, 2007 • 3 Comments

I just thought to share my feeling with you, blog readers and students of WIUU. Most of my friends know me as a great fan of biathlon, winter sports in particular. My life is close to sports and anything that looks like that. I used to go in for different activities but most of them didn’t suit me. Two years ago I started watching the CM from biathlon and Olympic Games as well. I was amazed by the atmosphere of this winter sport and imagined how it would be for me to stand on their place. For those people who have unclear imagination of this activity, I would like to mention that it’s skiing plus shooting. Every sportsman ought to show good results at both ways. It’s like being right sniper and perfect skier…
This year I was engaged in it and still observe all news around this sport. I watch all CMs in live and try not to miss any race. The school is often the reason I do that. I support our team as much as I can. But the problem is that I want to take the courses of biathlon and think how it would be great to take part in the competitions. I’m willing to do that and have HUGE desire to make it true. But the price of it is missing classes and later on it can be leaving the university in case of good results’ showing. I know it sounds silly to choose this way studying business but I don’t know what to do and how to manage it. Maybe I would combine two deeds successfully..?
Anyway I hope for your advice and maybe some hints…
My favorite sportswoman is Oksana Khvostenko, the Ukrainian winner of World Cup in Pokhluka. Olle Einer Bjoerndalen is great sportsman. He’s from Norway and he already won more than six medals at Olympic Games.

Restless and Fearless

•March 6, 2007 • 1 Comment

The “Reader’s Digest”, the journal which was given to me on English Composition included a lot of amazing articles. It was published in June 2001 and I suspect that it was American production. So I looked through it several times until found one story that caught my eye. That article was “Quiet, Dark & Very Scary,” which is on pages 105-111.
The story of one courageous man who had his favorite but scary deed. He, Wes Skiles, worked as underwater explorer with having experience of more than 3000 descents into water-filled caverns. So as you understood the activity was supposed to be cave diving. That was amazing for him to discover new caves, unknown holes, whatever. But the reverse of the medal was uncertainty of self-security: “In cave diving, there are no mistakes—only mortalities. Wes Skiles doesn’t care.” Can you imagine how intrepid he was to take this activity. Of course, Wes Skiles had some fears in the beginning but then every new plunging in 60 feet down and more into a web of underwater caves made him tempered. He said that his hobby was like “extreme chess” where you had to think logically beforehand. The man stated that you had to possess two things in the water: the life support and backup gear-tanks, regulators, lights, etc. But Wes Skiles emphasized on the idea: “The one piece of equipment that cannot fail is your brain.” Many times it helped him to survive. He mentioned some dangerous stories of diving into deep waters with very extreme consequences. The man even wondered how he was still alive. But after a short period of time he plunged again into the water to face new challenges and impressions. Cool and weird!
I have deep respect to such people who don’t afraid to see own fear trying to suppress it at all. The only one pill is to establish new slat with huge desire to get it over.

Bill Breen, “Quiet, Dark & Very Scary.” Reader’s Digest, June 2001, pp.105-111

Alexandre V. Pavlov – the Man of Experience

•March 4, 2007 • 2 Comments

The story of one more famous aviator but now it’s close to our days. The matter is that I like to search and investigate people of honour from different countries and years. So you can see some info about this courageous man in here.

“Sasha” Pavlov is the son of a test pilot. After graduating from secondary school in 1986, he joined the Kharkov Higher Military Aviation School for Fighter Pilots. He graduated with honors in 1990, receiving his Pilot-Engineer diploma.

Sasha served as a fighter pilot in the Soviet Air Force until 1992, when he left the military to enroll in the Ministry of Aviation Industry Test Pilot School. Upon graduation, he was assigned to his present position as an experimental test pilot at the Gromov Flight Research Institute.

His total flight experience includes more than 2500 flight hours (the article mentions the number of 4000 flights) in more than 20 types and modifications of aircraft. He often performs in flight demonstrations. When Sasha is not flying, he enjoys spending his time mountain skiing.

The URL of the article: http://www.incredible-adventures.com/pilots.html. Also there’s a list of other test pilots in brief with pics included.