May 16, 2012 |
The iconic Matterhorn Bobsled ride at Disneyland has been closed for a six-month renovation and is scheduled to reopen June 15. The overhaul is the first top-to-bottom construction project of the 147-foot-tall peak since it was built in 1959. Through the use of time-lapse photography, Disney released a video Wednesday that shows workers wrapping the snow-dusted summit in scaffolding and then removing the scaffolding again in only 47 seconds. Disney officials said they plan no significant changes to the ride itself.
February 15, 2011
For Lights, Camera ? we ask a craftsperson to talk about a specific scene in his or her latest film. This week, cinematographer Danny Cohen writes about creating tension in "The King's Speech" and the tricky lighting issues of filming in a recording booth. In the climax of "The King's Speech," Colin Firth comes within 2 inches of a microphone to deliver a speech announcing the outbreak of war. Public speaking is something the monarch he plays has always dreaded due to a paralyzing speech impediment.
November 15, 2010 |
A high-rise apartment building under renovation in Shanghai erupted in flames Monday, killing 53 people and injuring 90, the official New China News Agency said. A witness said the blaze started when building materials caught fire and spread up scaffolding surrounding the 28-story tower, the news agency reported. Firefighters facing difficulty reaching the upper levels set up hoses on top of an adjacent building to finally contain the blaze, which raged for more than four hours.
October 15, 2010 |
The Food and Drug Administration acknowledged Thursday that it made a mistake in overruling its scientists and approving a knee implant after the agency was lobbied by four members of Congress. The FDA said in a statement that it would seek to remove the device from the market, but also would meet with the company that makes it, ReGen Biologics Inc. of Hackensack, N.J., to see if there is a process through which they could apply again for approval for the implant. The device, called a Menaflex Collagen Scaffold, was approved by the FDA in December 2008 to repair and reinforce the meniscus, a C-shaped disc of tissue that cushions and helps lubricate bones in the knee joint.
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March 28, 2010 |
Peter Gowland, whose exuberant, sun-drenched swimsuit photos and self-designed large-format cameras helped define glamour photography for six decades, has died. He was 93. Gowland died March 17 at his Pacific Palisades home of complications from surgery for a broken hip, said his wife of 68 years, Alice. The son of actors Gibson Gowland and Sylvia Andrew, Gowland was born in Hollywood on April 3, 1916, and grew up on motion picture sets. After attending Hollywood High School, he worked as a dress extra -- often in tuxedos and other formal wear -- in movies.
June 1, 2008 |
A scaffold holding three painters at an industrial complex collapsed, killing two of them and injuring the other. The men were painting a fuel tank at the International-Matex Tank Terminals in Bayonne when a bolt failed, said Hudson County prosecutor Edward DeFazio. The tank was about 60 feet high, and DeFazio described the accident as "the equivalent of a multistory fall."