La Défense, en région parisienne, est le premier quartier d'affaires européen par l'étendue de son marché de bureaux. Il est situé dans les Hauts-de-Seine à l'ouest de Neuilly-sur-Seine et dans le prolongement de l'axe historique parisien qui commence au musée du Louvre et se poursuit par l'avenue des Champs-Élysées, l'arc de triomphe, et au-delà jusqu'au pont de Neuilly et la Grande Arche de la Défense.
On considère traditionnellement que la Défense correspond à l'espace aménagé par l'Établissement public pour l'aménagement de la région de la Défense (EPAD). Il s'étend historiquement sur une partie des communes de Puteaux, Courbevoie et Nanterre. Depuis 2000 toutefois, la partie se trouvant sur le territoire de Nanterre ne dépend plus de l'EPAD mais de l'EPA-Seine-Arche.
Le quartier est majoritairement constitué d'immeubles de grande hauteur, regroupant principalement des bureaux (environ 3 millions de m²). La Défense est cependant un quartier mixte : elle accueille 600 000 m² de logements et l'ouverture du centre commercial des Quatre-Temps en 1981 en a fait un pôle commercial majeur en région Île-de-France. Aujourd'hui, le quartier compte environ 150 000 salariés et 20 000 habitants .
Il s'étend sur 160 ha, divisés en 12 secteurs distribués à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur du Boulevard circulaire de la Défense. Les différents espaces sont reliés par une vaste dalle piétonnes de 31 hectares , où l'on trouve des jardins suspendus et une soixantaine d'œuvres d'art qui en font un musée en plein air.
La Défense n'est pas un centre d'affaires isolé, mais se situe dans une vaste zone de l'ouest parisien où l'activité tertiaire est particulièrement puissante.
Bien que La Défense soit souvent présentée comme étant "aux portes de Paris", la Grande Arche est plus proche des Yvelines que de Paris intramuros.
Les habitants de La Défense et ceux qui y travaillent sont officiellement les « Défensiens » mais on peut aussi dire les « Défensois ».
La Défense is a major business district for.. the city of Paris, bordering Neuilly-sur-Seine, west of the city itself. It is centered in an oval freeway loop straddling the Hauts-de-Seine département municipalities of Nanterre, Courbevoie and Puteaux. The district is at the westernmost extremity of Paris' 10 km long Historical Axis, which starts at the Louvre in Central Paris and continues along the Champs-Élysées, well beyond the Arc de Triomphe before culminating at La Défense.
Around its 100-metre (330 ft)-high Grande Arche and esplanade ("le Parvis"), the district holds many of the Paris urban area's tallest high-rises. With its 77.5 acres (314,000 m2), its 72 glass-and-steel slick buildings including 14 high-rises above 150 metres (490 ft), its 150,000 daily workers and 3.5 million square metres (37.7 million sq ft) of office space, La Défense is Europe's largest business district.New high-rises of 185 m (610 ft) are currently under construction and planned for a 2008 opening : Tour Granite and Tour T1. In December 2005, Bernard Bled, CEO & Chairman of EPAD (La Defense Management & Development Office) announced an ambitious 9-year development plan called "La Defense 2006-2015".This important modernisation plan has to give a new dimension to the district and focuses on 4 main axes: regenerate outdated skyscrapers, allow new buildings, improve the balance between offices and housings and make the transport of local employees from their house to La Défense easier. There are 3 aims: building 150 000 square metres (1 600 000 sq ft) of offices within demolition/rebuilding projects, building 300 000 square metres (3 200 000 sq ft) of offices within new projects and building 100 000 square metres ( 1 100 000 sq ft) of housing. The government confirmed in July 2006 this plan which has to be carried out around 2015. It is justified by the strong estate pressure, which plays in favour of building new skyscrapers near to Paris. Those constructions have also the advantage to be more economical than little buildings. But it will have to overcome some difficulties: French economy faces a short-term slowdown; the government tries to balance tertiary sector employment in the whole region again, because La Défense today concentrates a major part of those jobs; and traffic is already saturated in the district, while it would need huge investments to extend transport infrastructures. It launched high profile international competitions and/or construction greenlight of several key 300-to-320-metre (980 to 1,000 ft) tall sustainable development-style skyscrapers such as Tour Signal, Tour Phare and Tour Generali. During said December 2005 Press Conference, EPAD released to the public an elaborate 3D animation film titled "La Défense 2015".
Jerash 1986 quite simply propelled Magida El Roumi into international superstardom. Magida was a singing legend in that festival, and when her concert was recorded and broadcasted throughout the middle east, Magida El Roumi became a sensation and a household name overnight. This is Matra7ak Bi Albi from Jerash 1986
doha concert(29 january 2007)
doha concert 29 jan. 2007
لا مارح إزعل ع شي من البوم غزل 2012
نص - ماجدة الرومي
الحان :مروان خوري
توزيع : ميشيل فاضل
An arabic version of Adagio...
Magida El-Roumi (Arabic: ماجدة الرومي, also transliterated as Majida Al Roumi) was born in Kfarshima, Lebanon, on December 13, 1956. She is a Lebanese singer and a soprano, who started her musical career in the early 1970s when she participated in the talent show, Studio El Fan on Télé Liban and won the gold medal for best female singer. Since her appearance on television at the age of 16, she has become one of the most successful singers of the Arab world as well as a UN Goodwill Ambassador.
Magida El Roumi Baradhy (Arabic: ماجدة الرومي برادعي), born to musician Halim El Roumi (born Hanna El Roumi Baradhy) and wife Marie Loutfi who were a Melkite Greek Catholic couple from Tyre, a city in South Lebanon. They got married and lived in Kfarshima, they had three girls Maha, Mona, and Magida, and a boy Awad. Halim el Roumi became a musician and continued to live in Kfarshima, which was home to many Lebanese singers, musicians, poets and writers, among them Philemon Wehbi, Melhem Barakat and Issam Rajji. The residence of Halim el Roumi in Kfarshima was a meeting place for many cultural figures. Growing up in an artistic environment, Magida listened to the works of Fairuz, Umm Kulthoum, Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Wadi AlSafi, and Asmahan. Her vocal abilities attracted the attention of her family and neighbors. One of the early songs she sang was "Your Birth" or Miladak in reference to the birth of Jesus Christ.
Raymond Safadi, Magida's cousin, thought that she should pursue singing as a profession. The big obstacle was her father who did not want her to participate in Télé Liban's Studio el fan. Nevertheless, Magida entered the talent show, singing songs for Asmahan and Leila Mourad, like Ya Toyour, Ana Albi Dalili, and Layali El Ouns Fi Vienna. She won the gold medal. Halim El Roumi gave Magida his blessings to pursue singing as a profession as long as she continued her higher education. Magida obtained her BA in Arabic Literature from the Lebanese University.
In 1977, Magida married a businessman from Byblos, Lebanon, Antoine Dfouni who was also her manager. They had two daughters: Hala and Nour.
Lebanon - Biel - Magida el Roumi - Peace & Love - 31/10/2009