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Lycée Français de Los Angeles

Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles is a private bilingual education school founded in 1964. As of March 2007 the school had more than 1,075 students, about 50-60% of them being French citizens and the remainder Americans or coming from over 54 nations, it is composed of the following campuses: Campus 55 Century City Campus Pacific Palisades Campus Overland Campus The Raymond & Esther Kabbaz High School In 1980 the Lycee bought the 6.2-acre former Parkway School property, located in the Hollywood Riviera section of Torrance, from the Torrance Unified School District. This property became the Lycee's Torrance campus, as of February 1990 the campus had 100 students. In November 1989, the Lycee sold the property. Leslie Bega, actress Mika Boorem, actress Christie Brinkley, model Jodie Foster, actress Noah Hathaway, actor Claire Danes, actress Kelli Williams, actress Molly Ringwald, actress Agence pour l'enseignement français à l'étranger American School of Paris - An American international school in France "Le Lycée Francais de Los Angeles".

Marie-Amélie Fauchier-Magnan. "Un nouveau campus pour le Lycée Français de Los Angeles". France-Amérique. 14 September 2009. Official website Official website Raymond Kabbaz Theatre

Bothriochloa pertusa

Bothriochloa pertusa is a species of grass. It is used as a fodder and a graze for livestock. Common names for the plant include hurricane grass, Indian couch grass, Indian-bluegrass, pitted bluestem, Seymour grass, Barbados sourgrass, Antigua hay, pitted beardgrass, sweet pitted grass, silver grass, yerba huracán, suket putihan, salay, ya-hom, ya-hangma, huyêt tha'o lô, kong ying cao; the native range of the grass is in Asia, including China, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Malaysia. Its type locality was in India, it is now widespread outside its native range, having been purposely introduced to many regions, such as Australia, the Americas, the Pacific, Africa. It is most common in tropical areas; this is a perennial grass. The stolons may be red, they can be robust. The stems are upright to reach 60 to 100 centimeters tall. At times they may extend along the ground for a distance; the leaves are up to 30 centimeters long. The leaves are green to gray-green; the inflorescence is a bunch of hairy racemes each a few centimeters long.

Parts of the inflorescence can be purplish in color. The spikelet has a twisted awn up to 2 centimeters long; the grass is aromatic, with a scent like ginger. In general, it requires tropical climates, it does not tolerate frost, it is able to grow in many types of soils. It withstands drought and disturbance, it can sprout up in dry, degraded habitat, such as roadsides, it survives short-term fire. This grass is used as a lawn, it is seeded in landscaping projects, along roadsides and in degraded fields, for example. It is planted for erosion mine reclamation, it has been used in no-till systems, in which it is grown in a vegetable field killed off to provide ready mulch for the vegetable crop. The grass is well known as a fodder for livestock, it is used for hay and silage. It tolerates trampling and cutting. In grazed fields it is favored, becoming dominant as other grasses are eliminated by grazing pressure. Palatability is reduced. Cultivars include'Ghana Marvel 20', a high yield type developed in India, the rust-resistant'Dawson','Keppel', and'Medway' from Queensland.

It is sometimes planted with companions such as the grasses Cenchrus ciliaris, Urochloa mosambicensis, Digitaria didactyla, legumes such as Centrosema pascuorum, Chamaecrista rotundifolia, Lotononis bainesii. A introduced species, it has become naturalized in many regions, at times has become a noxious weed, it has been difficult to control in the Virgin Islands. Its vigorous stoloniferous growth helps it outcompete native plants, it produces choking shades out other species. The hairy seeds can be spread; this grass is host to many fungi, such as Balansia sclerotica, Claviceps purpurea, Physoderma bothriochloae, Puccinia cesatii, P. duthiae, Sphacelotheca tenuis, Stollia bothriochloae, Uromyces andropogonis-annulati. Some fungi are pathogenic, causing ergot. In New Caledonia this grass is food for the Javan rusa, it became invasive in this zone

List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 2014

The Billboard Hot 100 is a chart that ranks the best-performing singles of the United States. Its data, published by Billboard magazine and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan, is based collectively on each single's weekly physical and digital sales, as well as airplay and streaming. During 2014, nine singles reached number one on the Hot 100. Of those ten number-one singles, four were collaborations. In total, thirteen acts topped the chart as either lead or featured artists, with six—Juicy J, John Legend, Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX, Magic! and Meghan Trainor—achieving their first Hot 100 number-one single. Pharrell Williams' "Happy" was the longest-running number-one of the year, leading the chart for ten weeks. In May, Legend's "All of Me" reached number one in its thirtieth week on the Hot 100, earning the distinction of the third-longest ascent to number one after Los del Río's "Macarena" and Lonestar's "Amazed"; the song became the third number-one to feature only piano and vocals, following Adele's "Someone like You" and Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man".

Azalea became the fourth solo female rapper to top the chart when "Fancy" reached number one in June, a feat achieved only by Lauryn Hill, Lil' Kim and Shawnna. In its sixth of seven weeks on top, "Fancy" became the longest-reigning single by a female rapper on the chart. Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" reached number one in November, ending the run of Swift's own "Shake It Off". In doing so, Swift became the first female artist in the history of the Hot 100, tenth act overall, to replace herself at the top of the chart. With "Shake It Off" and "Blank Space", Swift was the only artist to notch multiple number-ones in 2014.2014 was the first year in 18 years to have all of its number-one singles that topped the chart that year enter the decade-end top 100 in the 2010s, after all of the number-one songs from 1996 made the decade-end top 100 of the 1990s. 2014 in American music List of Billboard 200 number-one albums of 2014 List of Billboard Hot 100 top 10 singles in 2014 "Hot 100 chart". Billboard.

Nielsen Business Media, Inc. "Archives: The Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc