Pasadena-based Alexandria Real Estate Equities Buys Culver City Office Campus

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 12 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribecenter_img Pasadena-based Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. has purchased Bristol 61, a four-building creative office campus in Culver City for $39.15 million, according to the “L.A. Business Journal.”The Culver City office campus was reportedly purchased from Boston-based Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation and The Swig Company of San Francisco.The two companies announced the sale Feb. 11, according to the Feb. 12 account.The campus, at 6100 to 6160 Bristol Parkway, is a 75,941-square-foot campus. Built in 1979, it was formerly known as Fox Hills Business Park.The property last changed hands in 2014, for $20.2 million, according to CoStar data.According to the Swig Company’s website, the campus was rebranded in 2015 with redesigned drought-tolerant landscaping and a property identity program. It is currently fully leased to tech/lab tenants and to the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office.Tomas Schoenberg, The Swig Company’s executive vice president of investments, said property potentially offers a lower-cost alternative to smaller companies wanting the same creative campus atmosphere popular in the area.“We believed, and ultimately proved, that a well-conceived creative makeover of Bristol 61 with its convenient location, ease of access to major freeways, ample parking and open, voluminous creative interiors would appeal to creative and life-science companies doing business with the large tech content and life science companies in Playa Vista and the greater Westside,” Schoenberg said in a statement.Kevin Shannon, Rob Hannan, Laura Stumm, Ken White and Mike Moll of Newmark Knight Frank Capital Markets brokered the sale. Andrea Salvi of Bradley and Associates P.C. represented the sellers in the transaction, according to the report. http://www.are.com/ First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Make a comment Commercial Real Estate News Pasadena-based Alexandria Real Estate Equities Buys Culver City Office Campus By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | 5:03 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About RihannaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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South Africa rising to the HR challenge

first_imgHRdirector of mining giant Anglo Platinum Eric Ngubane has described the massivechallenges facing businesses in South Africa.“Thecountry has come from an isolated background and it has been a culture shock,”he told Personnel Today. “We have had to look again at the way we did thingsand we have had to restructure and be more competitive.”Hesaid there is a huge training issue for staff who lack technical and IT skills.Ngubanestudied at Warwick University and London Business School. He said there is anacute shortage of experienced black HR directors and he has headhunters phoninghim every week.www.hrsummit.comCatrionaMarchant reports from HR Summit 2001 – Human Resources Solutions for Europe,held in Montreux, Switzerland, 18-20 February, organised by marcusevans events Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article South Africa rising to the HR challengeOn 27 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Zimbabwe’s protectors of the secretive pangolin

first_imgPangolins are mammals distinctive for their protective keratin scales and largely solitary existence. This animal the most illegally trafficked mammal in the world. Here’s more on how they’re being protected.The Temminck’s ground pangolin known as “scaly anteaters” is protected by the Zimbabwean conservation group and the Tikki Hywood Trust, a group of Zimbabweans. (Image: Adrian Steirn, Barcroft Images)Brand South Africa reporterTogether with Zimbabwean conservation group the Tikki Hywood Trust, a group of Zimbabweans is contributing to the care and protection of the Temminck’s ground pangolin, as well as creating awareness of the plight of this bizarre and reclusive mammal that not many know even exists.Commonly called “scaly anteaters”, pangolins are mammals distinctive for their protective keratin scales and largely solitary existence. The animal is hunted for its meat and scales, and is the most illegally trafficked mammal in the world. They eat ants and termites using an extraordinarily long, sticky tongue, and are able to quickly roll themselves up into a tight ball when threatened. There are eight species of pangolin.#Zimbabwe‘s Pangolin Men are dedicated to rehabilitating the world’s most trafficked mammal – the #pangolin! https://t.co/m8jV4lfSet #Africa pic.twitter.com/lK4JH0q2nW— Barcroft Animals (@BarcroftAnimals) November 2, 2016All eight species – four in Africa, including the Temminck’s ground pangolin found in Zimbabwe and South Africa – are listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) as vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered.At the CITES CoP17 conference in October 2016, all eight species of pangolin were up-listed to an outright ban on all international commercial trade of the animal and its by-products.Watch:The Tikki Hywood TrustThe Tikki Hywood Trust, a wildlife NGO, was founded in 1994 to raise awareness of and sound conservation practices for lesser known, endangered fauna and flora globally, with a focus on the diversity of threatened species in Zimbabwe and the rest of southern Africa.The trust also runs successful breeding and protection programmes to augment dwindling wild populations. These programmes design and implement standards and protocols, including captive management and animal rehabilitation. The trust’s efforts include working with a group of young Zimbabweans to rehabilitate captured and injured pangolins, as well spreading the word about the mammals’ vulnerability.Watch the video on the group’s work below:The guardian group is “entrusted with caring for animals that have endured major stress, often having been transported many kilometres bound in a sack, starved and dehydrated”, according to the Beautiful News website on 2 November 2016.While rehabilitation of the pangolins can be long and arduous, with the animal’s instinctive reluctance to interact with humans a major obstacle to building trust in the relationship, the group does this with a deep respect and love for the animal.“They have developed an intimate relationship while caring for them. Pangolins are like their children. And like any parent, they will protect their family from anything that poses a threat,” the report says.I went to Zimbabwe to capture portraits of the individuals saving the #pangolin species. My #BeautifulNews film is out today at 4:14pm SAST pic.twitter.com/Jn53l13jHN— Adrian Steirn (@AdrianSteirn) November 2, 2016Creating global awareness through photographyAustralian photographer Adrian Steirn, well known for his extensive nature photography and the 21 Icons portrait series, has released a series of photographs highlighting the group’s important work and their special relationship with the animals.The photo series inaugurated Steirn’s Beautiful News digital platform, which continues his ongoing journey of portraying a true reflection of South Africa and the rest of the continent.As the story of the Zimbabwean pangolin protectors aptly illustrates, Steirn hopes the new multi-media platform will “continue sharing powerful messages, reflecting the deeds and actions of the everyman in an inclusive and engaging style”.Source: Beautiful NewsWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Feds Want Apple To Open Up iOS To Rival E-Book Sales

first_imgFollowing its victory over Apple in a major e-book antitrust case, the Justice Department has asked a federal judge to force the tech company to allow links to rival e-book prices and storefronts in, say, Amazon or Barnes & Noble iOS apps. Apple currently forbids such links, which could let users click away to make purchases that wouldn’t return a cut to the iPhone maker.(See also: Judge: Apple Conspired To Fix Prices Of E-Books)Apple called the federal request a “draconian and punitive intrusion into Apple’s business.” If approved, the requirement would stand for two years. Tags:#Antitrust#Apple#ebooks Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement readwrite Related Posts center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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Navigating Big Data’s Fake News Problem

first_imgIn 2013, hackers managed to access the AP twitter account and posted a fake tweet implying that there was an explosion in White House and the then President Obama had been injured.Following the Tweet, the stock market went into panic mode with the Dow plunging over 150 points and the S&P 500 shedding $135.6 billion in a matter of seconds. The flash crash was associated with high-frequency trading algorithms interpreting the tweet as true and executing huge sell orders.Fake News and Big DataFast forward in 2018, and fake news is no longer limited to occasional incidents of hacking. Social media has seen explosive growth in the last few years and with it has come a massive influx of fake news, often used purposely as a tool for business and manipulation. Even worse, as media technology continues to get more sophisticated and available, fake news is becoming hard to detect.While fake news is a problem for those who seek information online, it is a bigger problem when viewed from a big data perspective. This is because in this age, big data is the core of decision making for governments and businesses alike and when elements of bad data can no longer be sieved from big data, poor decision making is inevitable because the decision is based on faulty facts.Even when not rampant, fake news has the power to make big data unreliable. Falsehoods and clickbait tend to spread faster than truth and a single piece of misinformation has the power spread like wildfire, hurting the integrity of big data.Possible SolutionsIf big data is to be trusted for decision making, a solution must be found to deal with the fake news menace conclusively. Following the exposure of the part social media played in alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US elections, Facebook and Twitter have introduced a mechanism that enables people to flag news they suspect to be fake. When a good number of users tag a story as fake, it appears less in people’s news feeds and carries a warning that it may contain false information.While this is a good start, there are many issues with this system, such as people flagging content because they don’t like it, limiting them from seeing news which will contradict their worldview and hurting publications needlessly. This solution also doesn’t address the big data problem because people are likely to identify fake news based on other people feedback not necessarily based on accurate fact checking. The approach of identifying fake news on the basis of users’ feedback may not be very reliable given that people can manipulate the feedback to punish those that they do not like.Blockchain Innovation With blockchain technology, it is possible to trace news directly from the original source and therefore determine if it can be trusted. The distributed ledger technology makes it possible for all parties in a network to identify the chain of an article’s distribution of information from its origin. Apart from exposing the original source, blockchain protects the information from manipulation by ensuring that each party in the network can follow the entire dissemination process.Another way that blockchain is helping tackle fake news is by incentivizing good content and punishing bad content. Social media platforms such as Ask.fm are leveraging the token economy to reward content publishers based on how their content is received by users. Content that is popular with readers is rewarded with tokens and shown to many readers while unpopular content is hidden.The more a publisher gets positive feedback on the Ask.fm platform, the higher they rank in earnings and discoverability. This gives them an opportunity to attract brands that need exposure and are paid to mention them in their posts. Given that the publishers’ earnings are dependent on the overall rating, they have to ensure that they only publish high quality and truthful content.However, while the incentive model may help eliminate fake news to some extent, it cannot be relied on fully either. As mentioned earlier, a well crafted fake story is likely to gain popularity more than the truth given the human innate tendency to share rumors. Also, just like the Facebook approach, the incentive model can be gamed to meet a certain group interest. The incentive model also doesn’t offer a solution for the big data issue given that it does not provide a way for the algorithms to determine the legitimacy of a piece of information.With the rate at which the blockchain is advancing with, there is hope that better solutions to fake news and big data issues are yet to come. The few available options have already set the roadmap and it is just a matter of time before lasting solutions are found, In the meantime, exercising healthy doses of skepticism and caution is a good idea. Related Posts Tags:#Big Data#Blockchain#blockchain development Blockchain – Impending Revolution in Glob… How Data Analytics Can Save Lives Ruben is a blockchain security consultant currently living in New York City. He helps organizations fundamentally redesign experiences to create new sources of value also digitally reinventing company’s operations for greater efficiency. 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How to Properly Dump Camera Footage to Protect Your Assets

first_imgLearn to properly dump camera footage like a professional Digital Imaging Technician. It’s the best way to verify that all your footage copied correctly.If you don’t have the luxury of having a Digital Imaging Technician on set to manage your footage, or if you’re a DIT yourself, here are some great programs to verify that all of the camera footage is copied correctly.So many users simply drag and drop their footage and never think twice about it. The problem with that is that there is no way to verify that footage is properly dumped. You may at least check to see the the file size of the folder matches the original memory card. If so, you are already way ahead of some users. The problem with going off of file size only is that there are still vulnerabilities.To properly dump footage, you are going to need a program that performs a checksum verification. A checksum ensures that a file has been properly transferred from one storage device to another. The process will generate a string of numbers and letters, usually a MD5 or SHA-1. Essentially those numbers and letters act as a fingerprint of sorts.If the footage was properly transferred, the checksum will match the original file with the duplicate. If the series of numbers and letters perfectly match, then the footage is verified to be a true copy. If there is any variation, you may have a file that didn’t transfer correctly or a corrupt one.While the checksum verification may take slightly longer than a simple drag and drop, having documented proof of your data transfers will be crucial when something does go wrong. Here are some programs that will properly monitor your data transfers and give you a checksum verification.DaVinci Resolve 12Image via Blackmagic DesignWe have previously discussed backing up your footage with DaVinci Resolve, and a lot of us at PremiumBeat are actually using Resolve now to dump our footage because of the checksum verification feature.While originally a color grading platform, DaVinci Resolve 12 is turning into an all in one production software. The latest version (12) added an NLE and the awesome clone media tool.Image via Blackmagic DesignTo use the clone media tool, you just need to:Go to the Media Page, click the “Clone” button on the left of the Media Pool tool bar.The Clone Palette will pop up and you can create a new job by clicking the “Add Job” button.Now just drag the memory card icon to the “Drop source here” hot spot.Drag and drop the destination drives to the “Drop destination here” hot spots to set them up as the targets.Click the “Clone” button. Resolve will automatically make bit-for-bit checksum verified copies of your card.The Lite version of DaVinci Resolve 12 is available for free and compatible with Mac and Windows. The Studio version is available for $995 and is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux.ShotPut ProShotPut Pro is an industry-standard software. It allows you to easily offload media cards and disc recorders. Take a look at this intro video to see how easy it is to use the program.ShotPut Pro is available for $99 and is compatible with Mac and Windows.DoubleDataDoubleData provides asset management and checksum verification for RED cameras and the ARRI ALEXA. One of the benefits of the program is the multiple error notifications you will receive if something does go wrong.When Double Data detects something is wrong, it will let you know via definitive red X in the main window, email & text notifications, Growl, and iOS notifications. Double Data helps you to make informed decisions about your valuable footage.DoubleData also recognizes errors in file types. It will send warnings when nonessential files have changed. It knows the difference in errors between MOV files and R3D files, as well as XML and RMD files.DoubleData is available RED and ARRI Alexa cameras for $74 on Mac or Windows. The Windows version has not yet been released. Are you using a program that we haven’t listed? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

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AEK replaces coach Ketsbaia with Jose Morais

first_imgAEK announced on Tuesday it has replaced manager Temuri Ketsbaia with Portuguese coach Jose Morais.One day after rising to joint second on the table beating Larissa 2-1 away – both goals coming from Vangelis Platellas – AEK announced it was parting ways with its Georgian manager, who paid the price for the poor performance at the 3-0 loss to Olympiakos over two weeks earlier.Within just three hours Morais was at the AEK headquarters and agreed to sign a contract with the Cup holders up to the end of the season, with an option for one more year.Morais is a Jose Mourinho understudy having been his assistant at Porto, Inter, Real Madrid and Chelsea. He has recently managed Antalyaspor in Turkey and Al-Shabab in Saudi Arabia.Another managerial casualty of the weekend was Nikos Papadopoulos of Iraklis, who quit after the 1-0 loss at PAOK. He is replaced by youth team coach Yiannis Amanatidis, a former Greece striker.Source: ekathimeriniTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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