CBRE completes sale of Stratford Plaza

Posted On Dec 16 2020 by

first_imgCBRE has completed the sale Stratford Plaza located at 1219 E. Glendale Avenue in Phoenix. The ±20,400-sq.-ft. retail strip center was 84 percent occupied at time of sale and commanded a sale price of more than $2.27 million. Steve Julius and Jesse Goldsmith with CBRE’s Phoenix office negotiated the transaction. The seller was La Crescenta Properties of California. The buyer was Phoenix-based Jacor Partners.“This is a good purchase for Jacor. Infill properties continue to be sought after, and it’s rare to find quality product in such a dense part of Phoenix,” said CBRE’s Goldsmith. “The neighborhood is evolving, and with new local ownership Stratford Plaza should see much success.”Stratford Plaza is well located and benefits from exceptionally busy traffic on Glendale Avenue, which averages ±38,130 vehicles per day. The property also thrives due to its proximity to the 51 freeway, and its proximity to the Biltmore district. Additionally, the very popular Luci’s Healthy Marketplace is opening its highly anticipated The Orchard concept just north of the subject property on 12th Street, which will further drive traffic to the area.last_img read more

Stanford research sheds light on how neurons control muscle movement

Posted On Nov 19 2020 by

first_imgShare The study builds on groundbreaking Stanford animal research that fundamentally has changed how scientists think about how motor cortical neurons work to control movements. “The earlier research with animals showed that many of the firing patterns that seem so confusing when we look at individual neurons become clear when we look at large groups of neurons together as a dynamical system,” Pandarinath said.Previously, researchers had two theories about how neurons in the motor cortex might control movement: One was that these neurons fired in patterns that represent more abstract commands, such as “move your arm to the right,” and then neurons in different brain areas would translate those instructions to guide the muscle contractions that make the arm move; the other was that the motor cortex neurons would actually send directions to the arm muscles, telling them how to contract.But in an animal study published in Nature in 2012, Shenoy and his colleagues reported finding that much more is going on: Motor cortical neurons work as part of an interconnected circuit — a so-called dynamical system — to create rhythmic patterns of neural activity. As these rhythmic patterns are sent to the arm, they drive muscle contractions, causing the arm to move.“What we discovered in our preclinical work is evidence of how groups of neurons coordinate and cooperate with each other in a very particular way that gives us deeper insight into how the brain is controlling the arm,” Shenoy said.He and his colleagues wanted to know whether neurons fired similarly in humans.Recording human brain activityTo conduct the study, the researchers recorded motor cortical brain activity of two research participants with the degenerative neurological condition called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. The condition, which also is known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, damages neurons and causes patients to lose control over their muscles.The participants, a 51-year-old woman who retained some movement in her fingers and wrists and a 54-year-old man who could still move one of his index fingers slightly, are participants in the BrainGate2 trial, which is testing a neural interface system allowing thoughts to control computer cursors, robotic arms and other assistive devices.These participants had electrode arrays implanted in their brains’ motor cortex for the trial. That allowed researchers to record electrical brain activity from individual neurons while the participants moved or tried to move their fingers and wrists, which were equipped with sensors to record physical movement. Typically, such mapping in humans can only occur during brain surgery.The participants’ implants provided an “opportunity to ask important scientific questions,” Shenoy said. The researchers found that the ALS patients’ neurons worked very similarly to the preclinical research findings.Researchers now plan to use their data to improve the algorithms that translate neural activity in the form of electrical impulses into control signals that can guide a robotic arm or a computer cursor. LinkedIn Share on Facebook Emailcenter_img Stanford University researchers studying how the brain controls movement in people with paralysis, related to their diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s disease, have found that groups of neurons work together, firing in complex rhythms to signal muscles about when and where to move.“We hope to apply these findings to create prosthetic devices, such as robotic arms, that better understand and respond to a person’s thoughts,” said Jaimie Henderson, MD, professor of neurosurgery.A paper describing the study will be published online June 23 in eLife. Henderson, who holds the John and Jene Blume-Robert and Ruth Halperin Professorship, and Krishna Shenoy, PhD, professor of electrical engineering and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, share senior authorship of the paper. The lead author is postdoctoral scholar Chethan Pandarinath, PhD. Share on Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

Ghana eastern line concession agreed

Posted On Sep 28 2020 by

first_imgGHANA: A US$2·2bn build-operate-transfer concession agreement for the 340 km Accra – Achimota – Koforidua – Bososo – Boankra – Kumasi railway project was signed by the Ministry of Railway Development and Ghana European Railway Consortium on April 4. The agreement must now be approved by the cabinet and parliament.GERC comprises 16 companies including Germany’s Havelländische Eisenbahn and Ralf Blankenbach GmbH, Austria’s Voestalpine, Italy’s Salcef and local company Keteke Group. It is envisaged that government would take a 30% stake, and construction would be supported by German development assistance funding. The concession would run for 30 years, including a three-year construction period and 27 years of operation before the line is transferred to the government.The double-track electrified 1 435 mm gauge line would follow the alignment of the existing 1 067 mm gauge eastern railway corridor built between 1910 and 1923. There would be a 24 km branch from Achimota to the port of Tema and another from Bososo to planned bauxite mines at Kyebi. The line would also serve an inland port being developed at Boankra, south of Kumasi. There would be major stations in Accra, Koforidua and Kumasi, and 30 smaller stations. Traffic is estimated at 12 000 to 18 000 passengers per day with 4 million tonnes of freight per year. The only operational passenger rail service in Ghana at present is the link between Accra and neighbouring Tema, operated by a fleet of CRRC DMUs.last_img read more

Real Madrid will not be signing Lucas Silva in January, claims Florentino Perez

Posted On Aug 6 2020 by

first_img 18/12/2014 Lucas Silva will not be joining Real Madrid in January according to president Florentino Perez. Sport EN CET Los Blancos are currently in Morrocco, to play in the Club World Cup final on Saturday. Upd. at 19:54 Madrid want to bring the €15million Cruzeiro midfielder to the Santiago Bernabeu and they have been linked with him in recent weeks on the front pages of the city’s newspapers. “If Lucas Silva has to come, it will be in the summer under normal circumstances.” He told Cadener Ser: “Unless there are extraordinary circumstances, we will not bring reinforcements in the winter transfer market. Right now there are none.last_img read more

Qatar backs rebranded Air Italy to take on ailing Alitalia.

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_imgThe new Air Italy livery. Photo: Qatar. Rebranded Italian airline Meridiana hopes to operate a fleet of 50 aircraft and carry 10 million passengers by 2022 after relaunching as Air Italy with the backing of Gulf carrier Qatar.The move is a direct challenge to troubled Italian flag carrier Alitalia as it continues to struggle through bankruptcy proceedings.Alitalia entered special administration last year after Qatar rival and 49 percent shareholder Etihad withdrew its support and the Italian government has indicated there will be no resolution before elections on March 4.Qatar has taken a 49 percent stake in the new parent company of Air Italy with the previous sole shareholder, Alisarda, holding the other 51 percent.Read: Qatar takes stake in Cathay Pacific.The rebranded airline, which unveiled its new livery this week, will receive 20 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft over the next three years, starting April. It will also receive five Airbus A330-200 aircraft this year from Qatar ahead of these being replaced by Boeing 787-8 aircraft next year.Air Italy is also extending its reach with new routes from Milan to New York and Miami already announced.It said that would be followed new short-haul routes connecting Milan to Rome, Naples, Palermo, Catania and Lamezia Terme.Further, plans included strengthening the short-range network to improve connectivity and launching the first long-range destination from Rome Fiumicino in 2019 with an aim of flying 50 year-round routes by 2022.Qatar chief executive Akbar Al Baker said the partners aimed to build a sustainable airline alternative for the people of Italy and global travelers visiting the country.“With high quality and an affordable schedule of services in the domestic, regional and intercontinental segments, Air Italy will achieve global scale in both fleet and network expansion, offering high-quality premium class products across all flights on a modern fleet,’’ he said in a statement.Meridiana chairman Francesco Violante said the airline expected about 8 million of the 10 million passengers it planned to carry by 2022 would use Milan Malpensa airport.“In support of this ambition, there is a great need to develop new skills and competencies amongst our people and for all to embrace change as a fantastic opportunity,’’ he said. “I wholeheartedly support this new effort.”Meridiana says it has carried more than 100 million passengers to date as a full-service carrier, operating both short-haul and long-haul flights.It has more than 1,400 dedicated employees, maintains codeshare partnerships with other major airlines, and is a full member of IATA. It is the biggest airline at Olbia Costa Smeralda airport.last_img read more

Big Data/IoT Security: Security Still an Afterthought by Most Big Data Products

Posted On Dec 17 2019 by

first_imgInterest in Big Data analytics is fueling growth in the Internet of Things (IoT).  A survey by Strategy Analytics found that 56 percent of IoT deployments survey cited Big Data analytics as a primary driver for their work.Laura DiDio, Strategy Analytics director of IoT systems, said that “integration with legacy systems (41 per cent) and security are the biggest impediment to IoT deployments. Only 13 per cent of respondents said that IoT will strengthen security and 56 per cent said security is their top technical challenge. Another concern is that nearly half of businesses have not completed a detailed cost analysis, which is crucial.”In 2014, Merv Adrian, Gartner analyst, said that “for me, the nearly non-existent response to the security issue is shocking. Can it be that people believe Hadoop is secure? Because it certainly is not. At every layer of the stack, vulnerabilities exist, and at the level of the data itself there numerous concerns.”  A recent slide deck by Bolke de Bruin of ING bank describes steps towards securing Hadoop.  Even now in 2016, Hadoop still is not focused on security and it remains a weak point.  deBruin wrote that “Apache Ranger feels like slapped on security — just usable, but barely.”Matt Assay wrote that “Hadoop is the godfather of big data infrastructure, with the most time and attention paid to it over the past few years. If it can’t muster sufficient security, despite petabytes of sensitive data pouring into its clusters, then we have a very serious security problem across the board.”last_img read more

Dunga: ‘Paqueta can’t save Milan’

Posted On Nov 30 2019 by

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: Former Brazil coach Dunga said Milan can’t expect 22-year-old Lucas Paqueta to “solve their problems on his own.” Paqueta came to the Rossoneri in January this year and has since played 22 games in Serie A, scoring once since his €35m transfer from Flamengo. Dunga is afraid the Italian giant have placed far too much importance on his performances since the 22-year-old arrived. “He immediately showed his value in Brazil with Flamengo and was brought to Italy,” Dunga told Sky Sport Italia. “Everyone is expecting him to solve Milan’s problems. “If he finds a team who is ready, he is a completely different player. He still needs to grow and understand how he can express himself in the best way. I think he could be a midfielder in the style of [Nicola] Berti.” Milan are 11th in the League and are already on the back foot in the fight for a place in Europe.last_img read more

Touch Football Australia Sporting Schools Program

Posted On Nov 7 2019 by

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is thrilled to partner with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) to build on the linkages that it has with Australian schools. In May 2014, the Australian Government announced that it would be providing $100 million for the Sporting Schools Program. The aim of the Sporting Schools Program is to provide the opportunity for schools to run sporting activities and help get students more physically active. The Sporting Schools Program is open to all of the 5,000 plus primary schools across Australia. The program aims to have sporting programs delivered to more than 850,000 children in the school yard before, during and after school with the support of National Sporting Organisations.The Sporting Schools Program officially released by the ASC in July with sporting programs set to commence in Terms three and four in 2015. In this period there will be in excess of 230 schools across Australia participating in Touch Football programs.  For more information regarding the Sporting Schools Program please visit or contact TFA via [email protected] LinksSporting Schools Programlast_img read more

7 days ago​Liverpool forward Mane turns awards snub into positive

Posted On Oct 28 2019 by

first_img​Liverpool forward Mane turns awards snub into positiveby Ansser Sadiq7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool winger Sadio Mane is refusing to get worked up about a lack of personal accolades.Mane has been one of the most consistent performers for the Reds in the past 12 to 18 months.But he has not received the same type of press that Mohamed Salah got when he was at the peak of his powers.Mane was the joint top scorer in the Premier League last season, while he has continued that form this term.”As I said before, I do not focus on individual distinctions, the collective results are more important to me,” said the Liverpool forward to reporters.”The choices were made [for the Ballon d’Or]. “I wasn’t chosen, the players in the awards had exceptional seasons, they deserved to be there, I congratulate these players.”I think it’s a strong message for me to work harder.”I accept, it’s hard for me to to say that I deserve to be there, I’m modest enough for that, and the thing is, the choices have been made and I respect them. I will tell you that I deserve to be there but…” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Update: At Least 3 Dead After Car Crash At Oklahoma State’s Homecoming Parade

Posted On Oct 27 2019 by

first_imgScene of tragic car crash at Oklahoma State's homecoming.oklahoma state car crash homecoming paradeUpdate 5: It’s now being reported that four people have died, including a two-year-old.Toddler among four dead in Oklahoma State homecoming parade crash:— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) October 25, 2015Update 4: School president Burns Hargis has issued a message to the Oklahoma State community.#OKstate President Burns Hargis with a powerful message— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) October 24, 2015Update 3: According to the Stillwater Police Department, a 25-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly driving under the influence. They’ve also released her name. More as we learn it.Driver of car in Stillwater has been arrested for DUI, according to Stillwater police. SIGH.— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) October 24, 2015BREAKING: 25 year old female in custody, police say she was driving under the influence. #OKStateHC— Martina Del Bonta (@MartinaFOX23) October 24, 2015BREAKING UPDATE: #StillwaterPD says Adacia Chambers, 25, has been arrested for @OKState Homecoming crash. #FOX23— Jonathan McCall (@JonathanMcCall) October 24, 2015Update 2: According to Lacie Lowry of News 9, three people have died after the crash. Another 10 are in critical condition. 27 had to be airlifted to hospitals. Absolutely terrible.UPDATE: 3 dead, 10 critical, 27 airlifted to hospitals after car plows into OSU homecoming crowd. Driver in custody.— Lacie Lowry (@LacieLowry) October 24, 2015Update: Oklahoma State has issued a statement on the matter. Oklahoma State University is saddened by the tragic parade incident earlier this morning. Our thoughts & prayers are with those affected.— Oklahoma State Univ. (@okstate) October 24, 2015Earlier: We’ve got some terrible news coming out of Stillwater, Oklahoma this afternoon. News On 6 is reporting that two people have died following a car crash during Oklahoma State’s Homecoming Parade Saturday morning. A vehicle reportedly drove directly into the crowd near the end of the parade route.Witnesses tell News On 6 it was terrifying as a car crashed into parade watchers at high speed. The car was not part of the parade but was on Hall of Fame before crashing into crowds on Main Street. A motorcyclist was also reportedly hit.Twitter users have been posting photos of the scene.Pray for Oklahoma State. Car accident during the homecoming parade.— anthony (@GroganWayne) October 24, 2015#BREAKING #Stillwater police coordinating multiple medical helicopters ambulances multiple injuries @okstate parade— Tiffany Alaniz (@TiffanyAlaniz) October 24, 2015Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of anyone affected by the tragedy.last_img read more