Land Securities let 95,000 sq ft of Cardinal Place

first_imgAdvertising firm Interpublic Group (IPG), advised by Cushman & Wakefield, has taken 37,250 sq ft (3,461 sq m) on the fifth floor.Management consultant Cambridge Associates, advised by Savills, will occupy 26,600 sq ft (2,471 sq m) on the fourth floor. It will share the floor with communications company AT&T, which will occupy 9,100 sq ft (845 sq m). Ruffer, the management investment firm, has secured the remaining 22,100 sq ft 2,053 sq m) on the seventh floor. CB Richard Ellis advised Ruffer and AT&T. The leases reflect terms between 10 and 15 years and rental levels ranging between £55/sq ft and £64/ sq ft (£592.02-£688.90/sq m). CB Richard Ellis and Jones Lang LaSalle advised Land Securities. Cardinal Place won the British Council for Offices Award for Office Development of the Year in 2006 and scooped Gold award in the BCSC’s ‘In-Town Retail Schemes’ category.last_img read more

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Furtive behaviour

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

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Tanker Spill Closes I-40 Near Tennessee

first_imgAn overturned tanker truck has closed both eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 near the Tennessee state line.The truck was 95 percent full of tar, and spilled its contents.The N.C. Department of Transportation is working with the Tennessee Department of Transportation to advise drivers from the Knoxville area heading to Asheville and beyond that taking an alternate route is advisable.Drivers heading east on I-40 from the greater Knoxville area can take I-81 north then I-26 east to reach Asheville and continue through North Carolina on I-40. The interstate may reopen by 9 p.m.Traffic is utilizing the on and off-ramps at Exit 7 to continue on I-40. But the backup extended to the Tennessee state late before noon on Friday.Several NCDOT Incident Management Assistance Patrol (IMAP) vehicles are assisting with traffic control in the crash area, while the tar spill is cleaned up. That work could keep the highway closed until 9 p.m.NCDOT reminds motorists to drive with caution when driving through work zones and to move over one lane if possible when approaching IMAP vehicles with flashing yellow lights.last_img read more

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Cheerful Wallpapers To Deck Your December Desktop (2017 Edition)

first_img To get you in the right mood for December and the upcoming holiday season, artists and designers from across the globe once again got their creative ideas bubbling and created festive and inspiring desktop wallpapers for you. Wallpapers that are a bit more distinctive as the usual crowd and that are bound to add some holiday cheer to your screen.All wallpapers featured in this post can be downloaded for free and come in versions with and without a calendar for December 2017. From our sponsors: Cheerful Wallpapers To Deck Your December Desktop (2017 Edition) Related postsInclusive Components: Book Reviews And Accessibility Resources13th December 2019Should Your Portfolio Site Be A PWA?12th December 2019Building A CSS Layout: Live Stream With Rachel Andrew10th December 2019Struggling To Get A Handle On Traffic Surges10th December 2019How To Design Profitable Sales Funnels On Mobile6th December 2019How To Build A Real-Time Multiplayer Virtual Reality Game (Part 2)5th December 2019 HomeWeb DesignCheerful Wallpapers To Deck Your December Desktop (2017 Edition) Posted on 1st December 2017Web Design FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Cheerful Wallpapers To Deck Your December Desktop (2017 Edition)You are here:last_img read more

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Rhythmic oscillations detected in the blazar Markarian 501

first_img Blazars, classified as members of a larger group of active galaxies that host active galactic nuclei (AGN), are the most numerous extragalactic gamma-ray sources. Their characteristic features are relativistic jets pointed almost exactly toward the Earth. In general, blazars are perceived by astronomers as high-energy engines serving as natural laboratories to study particle acceleration, relativistic plasma processes, magnetic field dynamics and black hole physics.Located some 456 million light-years away, Markarian 501 (or Mrk 501 for short) is a blazar or a BL Lac source, with a spectrum extending to the highest energy gamma rays. It is one of the nearest blazars that shines bright in the X-ray and one of the earliest extragalactic sources detected in the TeV band.Within the last decade, Mrk 501 was observed by the Large Area Telescope (LAT) of NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. A group of astronomers led by Gopal Bhatta of the Astronomical Observatory of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, has analyzed the observational data of Mrk 501 collected by LAT between August 2008 and June 2018. The study resulted in the detection of rhythmic oscillations in the blazar’s gamma-ray emission.”In this letter, we report the detection of transient rhythmic oscillations in the about 10-year long Fermi/LAT observations of the famous blazar Mrk 501,” the researchers wrote in the paper.According to the study, the astronomers found a strong signal of quasi-periodic oscillation (QPO) with a periodicity of around 332 days. They added that the gamma-ray flux modulations in this blazar gradually decayed in strength during the recent years.Furthermore, the researchers emphasized that the gamma-ray QPO in Mrk 501 persisted nearly seven cycles until it finally weakened. Given that not many gamma-ray QPOs have been found to show more than five cycles, the case of Mrk 501, according to the authors of the paper, might be one of the few examples in which astronomers witness a relatively high frequency with a period of less than a year.”What we have observed might be the first interesting event where we witness a transient gamma-ray periodic modulations in the high energy emission of the blazar that persist up to 7 cycles before they gradually fade away,” the paper reads.The study also presents several hypotheses about what could be the driving force behind such rhythmic oscillations in Mrk 501. The scientists suggest various scenarios, including supermassive binary black holes, jet precession and accretion disk precessing under gravitational torque. However, the researchers concluded that further analysis of Mrk 501 and discussion on the topic are needed in order to definitely determine the most plausible theory explaining the origin of the oscillations in this blazar. Weighted wavelet z-transform of γ-ray light curve for the blazar Mrk 501. The left panel shows the distribution of color-scaled WWZ power in the time-period plane, and the right panel shows the time averaged power (blue curve) as a function of period. The magenta and the red curves show the 90 and 99 percent local significance contours, respectively, from the MC simulations. Credit: Bhatta et al., 2018. Astronomers have detected transient rhythmic oscillations in the gamma-ray emission from the blazar Markarian 501. The discovery, reported in a paper published August 18 on the arXiv pre-print server could be helpful in improving our understanding of energetic processes taking place in the universe. Explore further Multiple gamma-ray emission regions detected in the blazar 3C 279 Citation: Rhythmic oscillations detected in the blazar Markarian 501 (2018, August 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-08-rhythmic-oscillations-blazar-markarian.html © 2018 Phys.org More information: Blazar Mrk 501 shows rhythmic oscillations in its γ-ray emission, arXiv:1808.06067 [astro-ph.HE] arxiv.org/abs/1808.06067 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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How Mass Customization Is Delivering on Its LongPromised Rewards

first_imgNovember 12, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » From handcrafted leather shoes to delicate hand-woven linens, the pre-industrialized world allowed the skill of the worker to reflect in every manufactured product and resulted in unique, one-of-a-kind pieces that we’d call “designer” today.However, the rampaging wheels of scientific progress meant that mass production was waiting around the corner. Gutenberg’s printing press, James Watts’ steam engine, Henry Ford’s assembly lines in Detroit and the introduction of electricity, all came together to change the face of production forever. Customization was soon left to watch from the sidelines as mass production built economies and empires. Goodbye home-baked pies, hello Dominos!Neither was without its pros and cons. While custom production was perfectly suited to the customer tastes, it resulted in expensive products, limited in quantity and hard to standardize. On the other hand, one-size-fits-all mass produced goods lacked the character of custom products, but were much cheaper to produce in large numbers.Related: Bike Company Takes Customization to a New LevelThe dream of ‘mass customization’ is bornBy the end of the last century there arose between these two extremes a new vision for manufacturing — mass customization. The dream was to bring the best of both worlds together, the personalized products and experiences of customization and the efficient manufacturing practices of mass production, to create a win-win scenario for both buyer and seller.While Dell achieved its early glory through mass customization of PCs in the early 1980s, not too many brands could replicate its success. By 2008, the realities of a tough economy and wafer-thin margins made Dell, the forerunner of mass customization until then, give up on the idea and move on to mass production like everyone else in the computing space.Researchers from the early nineties through the 2000s proclaimed mass customization the future of manufacturing. The biggest factor holding back these theories from becoming reality was the absence and proliferation of the right technology.Mass customization is now a reality. I see this happening in three broad forms.1. Personalized mass-market productsMass customization calls for a key role in the product design process by the end user. To create unique products for each customer also requires robust inventory management and logistics.Ecommerce sites offer personalized user experiences and product recommendations based on browsing habits, purchase history and profile data. Users can now design products from scratch, pick their favorite colors and embellishments, and customize even shipping and delivery to make the entire process seamless. Retailers like CafePress and Zazzle that only sell personalized products, and ecommerce site search-and-recommendation engines such as Unbxd, exist on the premise of mass customization.Retail customization does not end online. Solutions (LINKETT is one) involving touch screens and interactive kiosks based on NFC technology upsell personalized products inside stores. Walmart has emerged as the big daddy of in-store customization, boasting everything from function-specific machines like an automated key duplicator to apps that allow shoppers to search in-store inventory.Maintenance and repair services aren’t far behind. Broke a component of your DVD player? Walk into your friendly neighborhood 3D-printing store and get a brand new part custom-printed, right in front you, in a matter of minutes!Related: Is Mass Customization the Future of Retail?2. Designer luxury for the massesThere was a time when the only way to lay your hands on a Fendi clutch or Hermes scarf was to visit the flagship outlet or a luxury store, like Nordstrom or Harrods. However, designer brands are now going digital. Heritage luxury brand Burberry tripled sales in five years, when the entire industry was growing at measly rates.Burberry’s stellar performance has been attributed to its digital strategies like Burberry Bespoke, which allows users to design their own coats in the distinctive Burberry style.It’s not just established luxury brands that are letting users play designer. Emerging players and made-to-order suit makers such as OwnOnly are bringing Saville Row to the web by letting customers choose their style and cloth material, feed in precise measurements and create custom designed suits from scratch.3. Personalized mediaThe millennials are the first generation that prefer digital media over traditional media, like magazines and television. Newspapers printed one or two editions a day and their whole subscriber base got the same news irrespective of individual interests. Millennials today get their news from heavily personalized, mobile portals like Flipboard and Google News.Cookies and user behavior tracking algorithms mean that Google, Facebook and Twitter “adapt” the content they display to each user’s unique browsing habits and show them results that are relevant to their tastes and personality.Mass customization isn’t an aberration anymore. Soon it will be as de rigeur as product returns and exchanges. The explosion of social media and the growth of user generated content will only accelerate this process, ushering in new normals in manufacturing.Related: Turn Design-on-Demand Into Profits Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 5 min readlast_img read more

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