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Staples Center

Staples Center is a multi-purpose arena in Downtown Los Angeles. Adjacent to the L. A. Live development, it is located next to the Los Angeles Convention Center complex along Figueroa Street; the arena opened on October 17, 1999. It is owned and operated by the Arturo L. A. Arena Company and Anschutz Entertainment Group; the arena is home venue to the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association, the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association. The Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League and the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League were tenants. Staples Center is host to over 250 events and nearly 4 million guests each year, it is the only arena in the NBA shared by two teams, as well as one of only two North American professional sports venues to host two teams from the same league. Staples Center is the venue of the Grammy Awards ceremony and will host the basketball competition during the 2028 Summer Olympics.

Staples Center measures 950,000 square feet of total space, with a 94-foot by 200-foot arena floor. It stands 150 feet tall; the arena seats up to 19,067 for basketball, 18,340 for ice hockey, around 20,000 for concerts or other sporting events. Two-thirds of the arena's seating, including 2,500 club seats, are in the lower bowl. There are 160 luxury suites, including 15 event suites, on three levels between the lower and upper bowls; the arena's attendance record is held by the fight between World WBA Welterweight Champion, Antonio Margarito and Shane Mosley with a crowd of 20,820 set on January 25, 2009. Star PlazaOutside the arena at the Star Plaza are statues of famous Los Angeles athletes and broadcasters. An 11th statue, honoring Los Angeles Sparks center Lisa Leslie, is slated to be unveiled in the future. Secret tunnelOn January 15, 2018, in the aftermath of an NBA basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Clippers, point guard Chris Paul utilized a secret tunnel to confront former Clipper teammates Austin Rivers and Blake Griffin.

He was joined by teammates such as Trevor Ariza, James Harden, Gerald Green to confront the opponents, which only resulted in verbal altercations. Staples Center has been referred to as "the deal that wasn't."Long before construction broke ground, plans for the arena were negotiated between elected city officials and real estate developers Edward P. Roski of Majestic Realty and Philip Anschutz. Roski and Anschutz had acquired the Los Angeles Kings in 1995 and in 1996 began looking for a new home for their team, which played at the Forum in Inglewood. Majestic Realty Co. and AEG were scouring the Los Angeles area for available land to develop an arena when they were approached by Steve Soboroff president of the LA Recreation and Parks Commission. Soboroff requested that they consider building the arena in downtown Los Angeles adjacent to the convention center; this proposal intrigued Roski and Anschutz, soon a plan to develop the arena, the current Staples Center, was devised. Months of negotiations ensued between Anschutz and city officials, with Roski and John Semcken of Majestic Realty Co. spearheading the negotiations for the real estate developers.

The negotiations grew contentious at times and the real estate developers threatened to pull out altogether on more than one occasion. The main opposition came from Councilman Joel Wachs, who opposed utilizing public funds to subsidize the proposed project, councilwoman Rita Walters, who objected to parts of it; the developers and city leaders reached an agreement, in 1997, construction broke ground on the new building, which opened two years later. It was financed at a cost of US$375 million and is named for the office-supply company Staples, Inc., one of the center's corporate sponsors that paid for naming rights. The arena opened on October 17, 1999, with a Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band concert as its inaugural event. On October 21, 2009, Staples Center celebrated its 10th anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, the venue's official web site nominated 25 of the arena's greatest moments from its first ten years with fans voting on the top ten. During the late summer of 2010, modifications were made to the arena, including refurbished locker rooms for the Clippers and Lakers and the installation of a new US $10 million HD center-hung video scoreboard and jumbotron, replacing the original one, in place since the building opened in 1999.

The Panasonic Live 4HD scoreboard was unveiled on September 22, 2010, as AEG and Staples Center executives, as well as player representatives from the Clippers and Lakers were on hand for the presentation. Following the sudden death of former basketball player Kobe Bryant in January 2020, a number of media outlets picked up on a phrase used by some, referring to the stadium as "The House That Kobe Built", due to his historic 20 year career with the Lakers. After his death in 2009, Michael Jackson's memorial service was held at Staples Center. Rapper Nipsey Hussle's memorial service was held at Staples Center on April 11, 2019. Staples Center hosted the 1st Annual Latin Grammy Awards in 2000 and the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards; the annual Grammy Awards ceremony have been

Amazonian pop art

Amazonian pop art is a contemporary art movement that emerged in late 1990 in Iquitos. The movement has an intense chromaticism with a great representation of ayahuasca experience psychedelic —a delirious artistic style, seen in the non-Amazonian pop art works of Pablo Amaringo, it is a mural art that blends prominently the colorful amazonian culture, European motifs and commercial characters, which could be influenced by American pop art when the era of cable television came to the city, like MTV. Amazonian pop art grew self-taught. Started in the suburbs of Iquitos, where there was no art market, or some kind of art school, because that too is considered a naive style; the Amazonian pop art originated from various mixes of popular culture Iquitos received through the media, including movie posters, typography of film in Mexico and India. Another important feature is the visual style. In most of the Amazonian pop art works is denoted nightclubs and pubs video scene. In several other compositions, it becomes large presence of the feminine and the erotic.

In the visual, Amazonian pop art is divided into two categories: the diurnal works have consistent and complete colors, the nocturn works, the most attractive, are painted with phosphorescent material —often taking infinite forms as a collection of neon lights—, that glow under black light or simple night. Several artists engaged in decorating the rustic architecture of the city —such as huts and palafittes— in areas such as the Belen District as a method of artistic expression and cultural influence; the cultural impact of art was so attractive. Lu.cu.ma Luis Sakiray Piero Ashuco Christian Bendayán

Hartland Snyder

Hartland Sweet Snyder was an American physicist who along with Robert Oppenheimer calculated the gravitational collapse of a pressure-free sphere of dust particles as described by Einstein's general relativity, found they contracted onto a radial distance, the Schwarzschild radius. It was interpreted as the particles ending in the particles disappearing beneath the'event horizon' associated with a Black Hole singularity. In recent years, it was shown by Trevor Marshall that the particle trajectories end in a shell of infinite density at the'event horizon' radius, supporting the shell collapsar as endpoint. Snyder’s argument that the “star thus tends to close itself off from any communication with a distant observer”, quoted as an early inference of a Black Hole, does not follow from his model. Only the surface of the infinite density shell could reflect or emit radiation and solutions without a density singularity are needed to investigate the issue. In 1955, Snyder bet against Maurice Goldhaber that antiprotons existed, won.

Some publications he authored together with Ernest Courant laid the foundations for the field of accelerator physics. In particular, Hartland with Courant and Milton Stanley Livingston developed the principle of strong focusing that made modern particle accelerators possible. Quantum spacetime