The Forum Shops at Caesars
The Forum Shops at Caesars is a major 677,138-square-foot shopping mall connected to Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. Measured in terms of sales per square foot, it is the highest grossing mall in the United States; the mall was built as an extension wing of the main hotel and casino in 1992. The idea was first suggested by Sheldon M. Gordon to Henry Gluck who served as chairman and chief executive officer of Caesars World from 1983 to 1994; the Forum was expanded further in 2004 to front Las Vegas Boulevard on the Strip. The Forum Shops at Caesars is the highest grossing mall in the United States with higher sales per square foot than Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California; the mall includes 157 mid-range and luxury retailers, gourmet restaurants, bars. The Forum Shops are home to restaurants; some of these include: List of leading shopping streets and districts by city Official website Media related to The Forum Shops at Caesars at Wikimedia Commons
An Internet forum, or message board, is an online discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages. They differ from chat rooms in that messages are longer than one line of text, are at least temporarily archived. Depending on the access level of a user or the forum set-up, a posted message might need to be approved by a moderator before it becomes publicly visible. Forums have a specific set of jargon associated with them. A discussion forum is hierarchical or tree-like in structure: a forum can contain a number of subforums, each of which may have several topics. Within a forum's topic, each new discussion started is called a thread and can be replied to by as many people as so wish. Depending on the forum's settings, users can be anonymous or have to register with the forum and subsequently log in to post messages. On most forums, users do not have to log in to read existing messages; the modern forum originated from bulletin boards, so-called computer conferencing systems, are a technological evolution of the dialup bulletin board system.
From a technological standpoint, forums or boards are web applications managing user-generated content. Early Internet forums could be described as a web version of an electronic mailing list or newsgroup. Developments emulated the different newsgroups or individual lists, providing more than one forum, dedicated to a particular topic. Internet forums are prevalent in several developed countries. Japan posts the most with over two million per day on 2channel. China has many millions of posts on forums such as Tianya Club; some of the first forum systems were the Planet-Forum system, developed at the beginning of the 1970-s, the EIES system, first operational in 1976, the KOM system, first operational in 1977. One of the first forum sites is Delphi Forums, once called Delphi; the service, with four million members, dates to 1983. Forums perform a function similar to that of dial-up bulletin board systems and Usenet networks that were first created starting in the late 1970s. Early web-based forums date back as far as 1994, with the WIT project from W3 Consortium and starting from this time, many alternatives were created.
A sense of virtual community develops around forums that have regular users. Technology, video games, music, fashion and politics are popular areas for forum themes, but there are forums for a huge number of topics. Internet slang and image macros popular across the Internet are abundant and used in Internet forums. Forum software packages are available on the Internet and are written in a variety of programming languages, such as PHP, Java and ASP; the configuration and records of posts can be stored in a database. Each package offers different features, from the most basic, providing text-only postings, to more advanced packages, offering multimedia support and formatting code. Many packages can be integrated into an existing website to allow visitors to post comments on articles. Several other web applications, such as blog software incorporate forum features. WordPress comments at the bottom of a blog post allow for a single-threaded discussion of any given blog post. Slashcode, on the other hand, is far more complicated, allowing threaded discussions and incorporating a robust moderation and meta-moderation system as well as many of the profile features available to forum users.
Some stand alone threads on forums have reached fame and notability such as the "I am lonely will anyone speak to me" thread on MovieCodec.com's forums, described as the "web's top hangout for lonely folk" by Wired Magazine. A forum consists of a tree-like directory structure; the top end is "Categories". A forum can be divided into categories for the relevant discussions. Under the categories are sub-forums and these sub-forums can further have more sub-forums; the topics come under the lowest level of sub-forums and these are the places under which members can start their discussions or posts. Logically forums are organized into a finite set of generic topics driven and updated by a group known as members, governed by a group known as moderators, it can have a graph structure. All message boards will use one of three possible display formats; each of the three basic message board display formats: Non-Threaded/Semi-Threaded/Fully Threaded, has its own advantages and disadvantages. If messages are not related to one another at all, a Non-Threaded format is best.
If a user has a message topic and multiple replies to that message topic, a semi-threaded format is best. If a user has a message topic and replies to that message topic and responds to replies a threaded format is best. Internally, Western-style forums logged in members into user groups. Privileges and rights are given based on these groups. A user of the forum can automatically be promoted to a more privileged user group based on criteria set by the administrator. A person viewing a closed thread as a member will see a box saying he does not have the right to submit messages there, but a moderator will see the same box granting him access to more than just posting messages. An unregistered user of the site is known as a guest or visitor. Guests are granted access to all functions that do not require database alterations or breach privacy. A guest can view the contents of the forum or use such features as read marking, but an administrator will disallow visi
Forum Peak is a summit located on the border of Alberta and British Columbia on the Continental Divide. It is the southernmost mountain in the Canadian Rockies, situated only 500 metres north of the Canada–United States border, it was named after Forum Lake below the mountain. It is visible from the end of Highway 5 at Cameron Lake, within Waterton Lakes National Park, the mountain is on the park's southwest border. Like other mountains in Waterton Lakes National Park, Forum Peak is composed of sedimentary rock laid down during the Precambrian to Jurassic periods. Formed in shallow seas, this sedimentary rock was pushed east and over the top of younger Cretaceous period rock during the Laramide orogeny. Based on the Köppen climate classification, Forum Peak is located in a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, mild summers. Temperatures can drop below −20 C with wind chill factors below −30 C. List of peaks on the British Columbia-Alberta border Mountains of Alberta Mountains of British Columbia National Park Service web site: Waterton Lakes National Park Forum Peak weather: Mountain Forecast
Forum The Shopping Mall
Forum The Shopping Mall is a shopping mall on Singapore's main shopping belt, Orchard Road. It was built on the site of the Singapura Forum Hotel. Along the upper stretch of Orchard Road and a five-minute walk from Orchard MRT station, the mall is anchored by Toys "R" Us and Julia Gabriel Centre. List of shopping malls in Singapore Official website
The Amalie Arena is an arena in Tampa, Florida, used for ice hockey, arena football games, concerts. It is home to the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League; the building was known as the Ice Palace. In August 2002, the building's naming rights were sold to the St. Petersburg Times, which became the Tampa Bay Times in January 2012. In September 2014, the arena was renamed Amalie Arena when the naming rights were transferred to Amalie Oil Company; the venue, located in Downtown Tampa's Channelside District was a secondary location chosen after the failure of Tampa Coliseum Inc. to secure funding to construct an arena on Tampa Sports Authority land near Tampa Stadium. The city of Tampa paid $86 million and the Tampa Bay Lightning paid $53 million for the venue's construction and infrastructure, it opened in 1996 as the Ice Palace. Its first event was a performance by the Royal Hanneford Circus; the first hockey game was the Lightning hosting the New York Rangers, which the Lightning won 5–2.
The arena was built as a new home for the Lightning, necessary because of the lack of a major league-sized arena in the Tampa Bay Area. The two existing arenas in the region, Bayfront Arena in St. Petersburg and the Expo Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds were too small for an NHL team. Prior to the opening of the Ice Palace, the Lightning spent one season at the Expo Hall, moved to the Florida Suncoast Dome, nicknamed the "Thunderdome", in St. Petersburg in 1993; the Thunderdome, now Tropicana Field, is home to Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Rays. The arena is leased to the Tampa Sports Authority; the authority leases the arena back to the Lightning. The current lease agreement ties the arena to the Lightning ownership. Naming rights to the arena were sold to the St. Petersburg Times, a daily newspaper which circulates throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Other entertainment events held in the Forum include concerts, NBA exhibition games, USF basketball and NCAA Tournament games, professional wrestling, figure skating, rodeos The Tampa Bay Times Forum was ranked, in 2010, as the 4th busiest arena in the United States.
A $35 million renovation was scheduled to be completed before the 2012 Republican National Convention. The renovation includes a rebuilt grand plaza entrance, elimination of 2 lower-level suites in each corner leaving views from the concourse area to the playing area, renovation of each suite, elimination of sections 323 and 324 on the terrace level for a bar and stage area that will feature a new digital theatre organ, more concessions areas on the terrace level, an 11,000-sq ft outdoor deck and party area overlooking outside plaza and facing the downtown skyline, new climate controls that improve both the ice surface and spectator comfort, new lighting, all new padded seats and redecorated concourse, combining Icons and Medallions restaurants into one venue, updated restrooms. In 2012, the Tampa Bay Times Forum installed a new video display board; the board is billed as the largest of its kind in North America. Its two larger faces measure 28 × 50 feet, while its two smaller faces. In comparison, the arena's old display board measured 16 × 28 feet on all sides.
On September 3, 2014, Lightning owner Jeff Vinik announced the renaming of the Forum to Amalie Arena after coming to an agreement with Amalie Oil Company, an oil company based in Tampa. As home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Amalie Arena has hosted games in the Stanley Cup Finals, hosting games one, two and seven of the 2004 Stanley Cup Finals, where the Lightning defeated the Calgary Flames four games to three to win their first Stanley Cup. During the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals against the Chicago Blackhawks, the arena was the site of games one and five. In addition, Amalie Arena has hosted the National Hockey League All-Star Game twice, in 1999 and again in 2018. In college basketball, the arena is a regular host for games in both the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament and NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament; the arena has hosted first and second round games for the men's tournament in 2003, 2008, 2011 and is scheduled to host games again in 2020. In the women's tournament, Amalie Arena has hosted the Final Four of the 2008, 2015, 2019 tournaments.
The arena has hosted conference tournaments, hosting the 2007 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament and the 2009 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament, is scheduled to again host the SEC Tournament in 2022. During the arena's time as home of the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League, it hosted the league's championship game, known as the ArenaBowl, on two occasions, ArenaBowl XII in 1998 and ArenaBowl XVII in 2003; the arena was slated to host an NBA preseason game in 2010 between the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat, the league's two Florida teams. However, months before the game, the arena's basketball floor was treated with an oil-based cleaning solution that resulted in a slippery film forming on it. According to Magic players, the floor was so slippery that they had to walk through their shootaround; when it became apparent that there was no way to make the court playable, the game was canceled half an hour before the scheduled tipoff. All fans received a full refund; the Frozen Four of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was held in the arena, hosted by t
The Mediolanum Forum is an indoor sports arena, located in Assago, near Milan, Italy. The arena has a seating capacity of 12,700 and is used for ice hockey, tennis & live concerts; the venue is the home ground of the Italian League professional basketball team Pallacanestro Olimpia Milano. The Forum received the European Prize for Architecture for sports venues awarded by CONI and the Council of Europe, it is one of two facilities in Italy, along with PalaLottomatica in Rome, to be part of the European Arenas Association network. In January 2009, the arena changed its name to the current name of Mediolanum Forum, replacing the old name of DatchForum; the arena hosted the 1994 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, the 2003 IIHF Continental Cup Superfinal of ice hockey, WWE Raw and WWE SmackDown in 2007, the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships. Since 2011, the Forum has been home to La Grande Sfida, the annual tennis exhibition event played every Christmas; the arena hosted the 2014 edition of the EuroLeague Final Four Also, some matches of the FIVB Volleyball World Championship are scheduled to be held at the venue.
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The Forum (Inglewood, California)
The Forum is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Inglewood, United States, adjacent to Los Angeles. Located between West Manchester Boulevard, across Pincay Drive and Kareem Court, it is north of the under-construction Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park and the new Hollywood Park Casino, it is about three miles east of Los Angeles International Airport. Opening on December 30, 1967, the Forum was an groundbreaking structure. Architect Charles Luckman's vision was brought to life by engineers Carl Johnson and Svend Nielsen, who were able to engineer the structure so that it had no major support pillars; this had been unheard of in an indoor arena the size of the Forum. The arena is visible on the landing approach to the LAX from the east. With Madison Square Garden, it was once one of the best-known indoor sports venues in the U. S; the Forum achieved its greatest fame as home to the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League from 1967 to 1999, when the teams moved to Staples Center to join the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Forum was the home of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks from 1997 to their 2001 move to Staples Center. The Forum was the site of the 1972 and 1983 NBA All-Star Games, the 1981 NHL All-Star Game, 1984 Olympic basketball and hosted the Big West Conference and the 1989 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball tournaments, it was acquired in 2000 by the Faithful Central Bible Church, which used it for occasional church services and leased it for sporting events and other events. In 2012, the Forum was purchased by the Madison Square Garden Company, owners of New York City's Madison Square Garden, for $23.5 million. On September 24, 2014, the Forum was listed on the National Register of Historic Places; the arena is formally known as The Forum Presented by Chase, has been known as the Great Western Forum and nicknamed the "Fabulous Forum" in a newspaper headline. It is known informally as the L. A. Forum. On the site of a former golf course, the "fabulous" Forum was built in 1967 by Jack Kent Cooke.
The Canadian Cooke, who enjoyed ice hockey, was determined to bring the NHL to Los Angeles. In 1966, the league announced that it was selling six new franchises, Cooke prepared a bid; the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, which operated the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, supported a competing bid headed by Los Angeles Rams owner Dan Reeves—who had a hockey team at the Arena, the Western Hockey League's Los Angeles Blades—and told Cooke that if he won the franchise, he would not be allowed to use the facility. In response, Cooke planned to build a new arena in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood. Nearly 30 years Cooke told Los Angeles Times sportswriter Steve Springer that he remembered "one official representing the commission laughing at him" when Cooke said he would build in Inglewood. Cooke won the franchise. According to Springer, "Cooke built the Forum. Goodbye, Lakers. Goodbye, Kings."The round, $16 million building was designed by Los Angeles architect Charles Luckman to evoke the Roman Forum.
The arena seats 16,005 for hockey and up to 18,000 for musical concerts. More than 70% of the seats are between the goals, no seat is more than 170 feet from the playing surface. Steve Ballmer, who owns the Los Angeles Clippers, is looking to build a new arena blocks away from The Forum; the arena would compete directly with The Forum in regard to other large scale events. The Clippers' current lease at the Staples Center expires in 2024, Ballmer is hoping that the team can have its own basketball-specific arena. Several lawsuits were filed to attempt to prevent the construction of the competing arena. In December 2018, the Clippers filed a countersuit against The Madison Square Garden Company alleging that the company is trying to prevent competition. In March 2019, leaked emails revealed that Irving Azoff attempted to lure the Los Angeles Lakers back to The Forum after their lease at the Staples Center was up. Despite nothing coming of the proposal, Azoff's proposal to re-purpose The Forum was seen as a way of preventing the LA Clippers from building their own arena in Inglewood and ensuring that the Madison Square Garden Company got an unfair advantage over rival AEG, which owns part of the Lakers.
The Forum became a landmark in greater Los Angeles due to the Lakers' success and the Hollywood celebrities seen there. It hosted music concerts, boxing matches and U. S. political events. The arena is sometimes called the "Los Angeles Forum" or the "L. A. Forum" to distinguish it from other places with the name "Forum". Cream played two shows during the band's farewell tour, on October 18–19, 1968, with Deep Purple the opening act; the band's show of October 19 produced the live tracks on their farewell LP, Goodbye. Deep Purple recorded their part of the show, released as a live album entitled Inglewood – Live in California; the Rolling Stones performed at the Forum during their 1972 and 1975 North American tours. Steppenwolf played there during their At Your Birthday Party tour on July 14, 1969, with Three Dog Night the opening act. Three Dog Night recorded their set, released as a live album entitled Captured Live at the Forum. Between 1970 and 1977 Led Zeppelin perfo