Monthly Archives: February 2017

LAX breaks ground on new concourse at Tom Bradley International Terminal

Los Angeles World Airports, which operates Los Angeles International Airport, broke ground today on an addition to Tom Bradley International Terminal aimed at helping passengers get to and from planes more easily.

The project, called the Midfield Satellite Concourse, will connect to Tom Bradley by way of a tunnel with three sets of moving sidewalks.

The concourse will have 12 new gates, two of which will accommodate the girth of the new-generation Airbus 380 super jumbo and Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, 60,000 square feet of lounges, 44,000 square feet of food and shops, and two nursing rooms. Continu reading

Pentatonix Acapella Group Sings 25 Michael Jackson Songs in 6 minutes

The evolution of Michael Jackson by a capella performers Pentatonix has already been viewed millions of times since its release earlier this week. The group sang a collaboration of 25 of MJ’s best known songs in about six minutes. Jackson , also known as the King of Pop died June 25, 2009. He was the eighth member of the Jackson family and was part of the group Jackson 5. He began his solo career in 1971.

Watch Inglewood’s $2.6-Billion NFL Stadium Rise Live camera tracks progress on the future home of the Rams and Chargers.

With an estimated budget of $2.6 billion, Inglewood’s new NFL stadium may be the most expensive ground-up development underway in Los Angeles County.  A camera perched above the sprawling construction site now offers a real time look at progress on the future 70,000-seat venue, which will soon be home to both the Rams and the Chargers. At this point, the project appears to be little more than a vast dirt lot, although the level of activity on the property will undoubtedly increase as the stadium approaches its 2019 opening date. Continu reading

Gabon’s Breaking News, Ali Bongo Ondimba

 

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Une vive tension a éclaté au sein du couple présidentiel après la découverte par Sylvia Bongo, l’épouse d’Ali Bongo, d’un rapport confidentiel que son époux de président lui a caché sur l’évolution de son diabète.

Selon un professeur français spécialiste dudiabète dans le nord de la France et décédé il y a peu, le diabète dont souffre Ali BongoOndimba a évolué en néphropathie diabétique.
« les examens cliniques effectués sur Mr Bongo à l’hopital américain de Neuilly et confirmé par un laboratoire genevois, ont démontré une augmentation importante de l’albumine dans les urines, >30 mg/24h, avec une réduction de la capacité du rein à filtrer. Le dosage de la créatinine fait cette année a décelé une diminution de la filtration glomérulaire… Les causes de cette complication du diabète de mr Bongo sont essentiellement dues à une mauvaise surveillance alimentaire* du patient, entrainant de fait un surpoids, et une augmentation de la tension artérielle faisant de celui-ci un sujet hypertendu… Il faut dès lors envisager u traitement pour remplacer la fonction rénale déficiente et épurer le sang… »

Selon certaines informations ce qui aurait attiré l’attention de Sylvia Bongo, ce sont, pendant des heures durant, les fréquentes visites nocturnes et tardives de son époux à l’hôpital militaire de Melen dans la périphérie est de Libreville pour y effectuer des dialyses consécutives à l’évolution de son diabète en néphropathie. Certains spécialistes du CHU Ibn Rochd de Casablanca et d’un centre spécialisé en Suisse qui suivraient Ali Bongocraignent que cette néphropathie ne débouche sur une rétinopathie (perte de la vue)

Si l’inquiétude de Sylvia Bongo se comprend aisément, celle du Gabon et de ses partenaires est encore plus évidente et plus urgente tant on sait que la néphropathie diabétique comme la rétinopathie ont des conséquences incapacitantes à court terme pour les sujets qui en souffrent.

Cette situation nouvelle interpelle et pose des questions sur la capacité d’Ali Bongo à conduire les affaires du Gabon alors qu’il pourrait être aveugle ou passer 4 heures par jour pendant 3 jours par semaine à se faire dialyser. Le Gabon peut il en si peu de temps souffrir une vacance du pouvoir même temporaire à la tête de l’Etat sans les conséquences politiques que l’on peut deviner. Il est urgent et nécessaire que la vérité soit dite sur la capacité du Chef de l’Etat gabonais à gérer son pays dans ces conditions de santé précaires.

Si la succession d’Omar Bongo a été gérée avec la fortune que l’on connaît, il n’est pas sûr qu’une situation similaire pour une éventuelle succession précoce de son fils Ali aujourd’hui ne débouche sur une foire d’empoignes dont on ne voudrait imaginer la suite.

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What The World Await To See If Los Angeles Wins The Bid To Host The Olympics In 2024.The World Will Witness Live Some Thing They Have Never Seen In Their Live Before. The Space Shuttle On His Ready To Lift Form At The Exposition Park Next to The Olimpic Stadium. Los Angeles is In Competition With Paris

In September 2017 The OIC will vote on which City Between Los Angeles and Paris will host the 2024 Olympics. Paris Had asked mayors around the world to petition for  their bid approval  while Los Angeles is Banking on Making money to win the bid. No body gets involved in business to loose money. If any thing  people get Involved in Business to make money and I do not see how around the world mayors signatures approval will make Paris Make money By Building News Venues , One of The Main Cause of Loosing Money. A lot of cities have withdrew their request to host the Olympics as their population see No reason to host it if the city is going to loose money. A situation that may be a problem for hosting the Olympic in the future . Los Angeles from Past Proof and experience Seem to be The only City confident enough to make money by Hosting the Olympics while a lot of them failed economically. The Main Reason being Los Angeles Already have most of the venues ready And do not have to spend a lot to rebuilt New Ones. Los Angeles do Not wait for the Olympics to built Venues.

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A Q&A with the architect who gives new life to LA’s old buildings

Downtown Los Angeles architecture and interior design firm Omgivning is working on some of the most high-profile adaptive reuse projects in the neighborhood right now, from the revamp of the Broadway Trade Center into a food hall/private/club/hotel/rooftop park to the conversion of the 1926 Case Hotel building into a posh boutique Proper hotel.

Omgivning’s principal, Karin Liljegren, tells Curbed that she founded the firm in 2009 to focus on projects involving existing and historic buildings. Omgivning is a Swedish word that roughly translates to “how a space feels around you,” and Liljegren says at the time, she felt architects were creating spaces that felt mostly corporate, super-clean, and cold. Continu reading

How the Oscars spent 73 years looking for a home A journey through the many venues of the Academy Awards

“Just Another example of Los Angeles The Goat To be. The Oscars is In Hollywood Los Angeles Tomorrow Night.  If you Have all The Stars in Los Angeles why do The Oscors else where?” for your information the Oscars have some thing to do with movies and the Academy Award  some thing to do with Music and they all are call entertainment  And They all are mostly run In Los Angeles. The capital Of Entertainment” Do you have something to say about that? The last time I checked Los Angeles was the city of Angeles. continu to read

View from the street of the Chinese Theatre as guests arrive for the Academy Awards.Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection

In 1949, the ceremonies were held in their strangest and most mysterious venue. Only days before the show, AMPAS announced that they would be holding the Oscars not on a soundstage as they planned, but in the “Academy Awards Theater” at their headquarters on Wilshire Boulevard in West Hollywood. Since the theater only sat 950 people, attendance was limited to “nominees, studio personnel involved with presentations and the press.”

In 1953, AMPAS finally allowed their arch-rival, television, to broadcast the show.

Officially, AMPAS claimed they had made the decision so they could put more of their money into cultural and educational programs. They were supposedly pleased with the decision, stating, “It has always been hoped to center activities of the organization in its own establishment.” According to film historian Robert Osborne, this was a bunch of malarkey. The sudden change was the direct result of the growing distrust of the studio system:

The major Hollywood studios—MGM, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Paramount and RKO Radio—had withdrawn their financial support of the awards in order to remove rumors that they had been trying to exert their influence on voters. The new, shrunken seating capacity made it impossible to accommodate more than a fraction of those who hoped to attend, and the last-minute withdrawal of studio support had left no time for Academy officials to raise the needed funds to rent a larger location.

This experiment seems to have been a dismal failure. In 1950, the Oscars moved to the B. Marcus Priteca-designed Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, where they would stay for 10 years.

In 1953, AMPAS finally allowed their arch-rival, television, to broadcast the show. Millions of viewers across the country watched as Bob Hope hosted the proceedings from the palatial Art Deco theater. According to the LA Times, the interior of the Pantages reflected the change:

The stage was banked with flowers and plants and surmounted by Roman columns and a large Oscar as usual but something new had been added. At the back of the stage stood a giant TV screen, and smaller ones were scattered strategically throughout the auditorium. On all these screens the business on stage was repeated ad infinitum.

In 1961, the show moved again, this time to the new Welton Becket-designed Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, far from what most considered the heartbeat of Hollywood. “Interest in the Oscar and the awards continued to grow,” Robert Osborne writes in his book 80 Years of Oscar. “Simultaneously, the audience capacity at the Pantages…had been reduced…and after investigation, no other auditorium in the area was found by the Academy to be either big enough or available on the dates required.” Much to everyone’s surprise, the far-flung venue was a hit, according to the LA Times:

The Civic Auditorium in the Bay City proved to be the most spacious and commodious of the academy’s several one night stands down through the years. A looming expanse just a shell’s throw from the blue Pacific…of steel, glass, concrete, gala banners and welcoming red carpets. But the early night chill seeping in from the sea cast no damper on the proceedings taking place in this modern, sloping, pillarless (nobody sat behind a post) amphitheater packed with industry notables.

The Awards would stay at the Civic for most of the 1960s. In 1969, they moved to the theater most people now associate with the Oscars—the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles. Opened in 1964, the Pavilion was designed by Civic Auditorium architect Welton Becket in the New Formalism style.

In 1969, Downtown welcomed Hollywood with open arms, proclaiming the ceremony was back “after 40 years in the provinces.”

The Music Center’s construction was spearheaded by Dorothy Chandler, a member of one of the blue-blooded families that had once shunned Hollywood folk. Now, Downtown welcomed Hollywood with open arms, proclaiming the ceremony was back “after 40 years in the provinces.” The theater sat 3,197 people and bleachers were set up for another 3,000 spectators outside the venue. “In the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion the show will for the first time enjoy facilities suitable for what has evolved into not only a glittering social event but also a big and complicated theatrical production,” the LA Times enthused.

The Oscars stayed at the Pavilion for almost two decades and become synonymous in the public’s mind with the increasingly popular televised show. Many were shocked in 1988 when AMPAS chose to hold the sixtieth Academy Awards at the then rather decrepit Shrine Auditorium. Its reasons were twofold—the Shrine could accommodate almost twice as many people, and the venue gave the Academy more rehearsal days.

Until 2002, the Awards bounced between the “cold vastness of the Shrine” and the “cramped confines of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.” When the Oscars were held at the Pavilion, there was a frenzy each year over who got tickets. When it was held at the Shrine, many grumbled over its unsafe location, dingy accommodations, and a backstage so small reporters were “crammed in a tent.”

Oscar statues clustered inside the lobby of the Dolby Theatre.Elizabeth Daniels

These difficulties increasingly convinced the Academy that they needed a home of their own that would meet the many needs of the enormous telecast. This problem was solved when the Academy was approached by TrizecHahn Corporation, who wanted to build a grand new theater complex on Hollywood Boulevard.

AMPAS collaborated with TrizecHahn to build the perfect Academy Awards venue. “It had to be glamorous and beautiful, which we believe it is,” said Bob Rehme, former Academy president. “We wanted it designed to hold a live TV show, with a permanent main camera position. It had to have a large stage, like the Shrine or Radio City Music Hall. And it had to have a very large orchestra pit that could hold 75 musicians—no Broadway show has that big an orchestra.”

On March 24, 2002, the 74th Academy Awards were held at the new Kodak Theatre, just a stone’s throw away from the Roosevelt Hotel, where the journey had begun 73 shows before. For better or worse, the Academy Awards has finally come home—for now.

LA now only has one competitor for the 2024 Olympics. They All Resigned One By One

Some once suggested once that Los Angeles Should be the only city To host The Olympic from now on Since Los Angeles seem to be the only city to benefit from the Olympic. I mean to make money from hosting the Olympic. Most of them have failed so bad and cause more arm than good  to the city economy to a point where the population are refusing to have the Olympic in their city. So far Los Angeles is winning by default. Now Only Paris Stand as A competitor. Do not be surprise if Paris decide to drop too but I do not think so.  If That is the case, That will be one of the most lob sided victory ever. I do not think there ever been such a case winning by virtue of all competitors chicken out . continu to read 

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53-Story Hotel Tower Planned Near L.A. Convention Center TriCal Construction intends to redevelop the City Lights on Fig property

Trical Construction Inc. has filed an application with the Department of City Planning to redevelop its City Lights on Fig property at 1300 S. Figueroa Street, adjacent to the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Located in the rapidly evolving South Park neighborhood, the project will consist of a sleek 53-story tower designed by the global architecture firm Gensler.  Inside, the building would feature two hotels, totaling 1,024 guest rooms, as well as amenities such as ground-floor restaurants, a rooftop bar, meeting rooms and banquet space. Continu reading