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Developers unveil plans for 1,600-foot tower at Grand Central

first_imgRenderings of 175 Park Avenue (Rendering via SOM)The Grand Hyatt building next to Grand Central Terminal is set to be replaced with a 1,600-foot office and hotel tower known as 175 Park Avenue, new filings show.If all goes as planned, it would be the tallest building in the city, beating out Extell Development’s 1,550-foot Central Park Tower.Read moreGrand Hyatt redevelopment could be 1,600-foot supertallRXR joining TF Cornerstone, MSD Capital on $3B Grand Hyatt redevelopmentFalling ice capades: Extell sued over icicles at Central Park Tower Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Email Address* TagsCentral Park TowerDevelopmentDonald TrumpRXR Realtysubwaytf cornerstonecenter_img Message* Share via Shortlink The ground floor of TF Cornerstone and RXR Realty’s 83-story, 2.2 million-square-foot tower will be home to a new public train hall that adds street entrances to the Grand Central/42nd Street subway station, according to the Commercial Observer.The project will also add a 12,000-square-foot underground passageway connecting the Long Island Rail Road to the lower-level Metro-North platforms and subway station mezzanine.Renderings of 175 Park Avenue (Rendering via SOM)“You’re never going to know you’re in our building,” Jon McMillan of TF Cornerstone told the publication. “The train hall will be built in a more contemporary style, but in the same materials and vernacular as the terminal.”The massive project will replace the first major Manhattan development by Donald Trump. He sold his share in the building in 1996.Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Beyer Blinder Belle are designing both the tower and the train hall. The design will resemble the interiors of Grand Central, with the addition of glass skylights.Plans call for 2.1 million square feet of office space, a 453,000-square-foot, 500-key hotel and 10,000 square feet of retail.[CO] — Sasha JonesContact Sasha Joneslast_img read more

Statistical physics of random searches

first_imgWe apply the theory of random walks to quantitatively describe the general problem of how to search efficiently for randomly located objects that can only be detected in the limited vicinity of a searcher who typically has a finite degree of “free will” to move and search at will. We illustrate Lévy flight search processes by comparison to Brownian random walks and discuss experimental observations of Lévy ights in the special case of biological organisms that search for food sites. We review recent findings indicating that an inverse square probability density distribution P() ~ -2 of step lengths can lead to optimal searches. Finally we survey the explanations put forth to account for these surprising findings.last_img read more

Utah State Men’s Basketball Ranked No. 17 in Initial AP Poll Released Monday

first_img Tags: Big Sky Conference/College of Idaho/Montana State/NAIA/Neemias Queta/Sam Merrill/The Associated Press/USU Men’s Basketball Written by October 21, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball Ranked No. 17 in Initial AP Poll Released Monday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Monday, Utah State men’s basketball achieved a No. 17 ranking in the first The Associated Press poll to be released ahead of the upcoming season.This is only the third time in school history the Aggies have appeared in the first poll of the season and the first time since 1970-71 when Utah State was ranked No. 12.This is the first time a Beehive State school has been ranked in the preseason polls since Utah was No. 16 in the 2015-16 season.The Aggies return six letterwinners and four starters from last season’s 28-7 (14-1 in Mountain West play) squad. They include Mountain West Conference preseason player of the year, senior guard Sam Merrill and preseason all-league selection, sophomore center Neemias Queta.The Aggies commence their season unofficially October 30 by hosting NAIA squad College of Idaho. The regular season officially commences for Utah State November 5 at home against Montana State of the Big Sky Conference. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Cast Your Vote On Facebook for the Best Holiday Lights in Ocean City

first_imgThe judging will be done by the public:The winner for both categories will be the one with the most “likes” on the facebook page as of noon time on 12/24.The winners will be announced at 5:00PM on 12/31 on the OCNJDaily Site.The winning homeowner will receive $150 gift card and will be recognized on OCNJDaily.comThe winning business owner will receive a free profile story on (a $350 value) and will be also be recognized on register & vote today and show us your holiday spirit! Please show you holiday spirit by voting for the “Best Decorated Home”and “Best Decorated Business” in Ocean City on the OCNJ Daily Facebook Page.  Votes are being accepted up until noon time on 12/31.If you see a house or business that you think deserves an award, nominate them by sending us an email at [email protected] .  Please be sure to include as much information as possible: photos, the name of the owner and the address of their home or business.There will be 2 prizes awarded:The best decorated homeThe best decorated businesslast_img read more

What one cake maker did when the lockdown struck

first_imgVictoria Carr, chief baker at Victoria’s Sponges, on how she extended her cake business into baking kit supply during lockdown.It’s a strange time for us all in the baking world, as it is for all industries. For bespoke bakers like me, it means no weddings or celebrations in lockdown, with all orders cancelled or postponed.We have seen a lot in the news about how people are finding it hard to get hold of flour and can’t get their baking fix at home. We had stocked up in preparation for a busy April wedding season, but how could we get it to customers? We came up with Victoria’s Sponges Baking Kits that give customers everything they need to make 12 cupcakes from scratch.From market research on our Instagram channel, we found customers preferred this to a ready-to-make mix, as they felt more involved and prouder of the finished product.We chose our two best-sellers to launch with: gin & tonic cupcakes (for the adults), and chocolate cupcakes that are kid-friendly.It took a lot of planning and organisation to get us to a place where we could pull these together at the drop of an order.It took a lot of planning and organisation to get us to a place where we could pull these kits together to orderWe needed boxes to ship them in, all of the ingredients, packaging to keep these safe, cupcake cases, etc. For our G&T cupcakes there were a lot of extras to think about too – mini gin bottles, tonic cans, pipettes, piping nozzles, piping bags, etc. We got most of our supplies from Amazon in bulk, and used a specialist boxing firm for the food packaging and boxes. We also obtained pink postal bags to align with our branding.And we had to decide how to get the instructions to customers. This could be included online in the shipping confirmation or email, but we have used to print small postcards with the ingredients, and clear method that, in theory, means they can then bake the cakes again in the future. Both cupcake recipes are available on our website too. We also printed branded thank-you cards so we can write a personalised message to the recipient –  whether it’s a gift to a friend or just a quick thank you for ordering from us.The main form of marketing we used for the kits is social media, particularly Instagram as this is where we have our largest following. This has worked well on Instagram stories, and having the link available to customers in our bio on our profile page. Email marketing to our subscribers, to launch the kits, offered them 10% off on our shop for the whole lockdown.As a baking community, it’s important we all stick together and inspire each other, so get involved and think outside the box.last_img read more

Watch Michael Jackson, Prince, And James Brown All Share The Stage

first_imgIn terms of soul-driven music, no three names are more recognizable than Michael Jackson, James Brown and Prince. MJ was the “King Of Pop.” James Brown was the “Godfather Of Soul.” And Prince, well; he’s the Prince. Unbelievably, all three shared the stage in 1983. At first, just Jackson and Brown are on stage, but MJ whispers something into Brown’s ear and urges him to bring Prince up on stage. James Brown introduces Prince, and says to him, “Prince, you gotta do something.” So Prince gets a guitar, and as the horns drop out, the man digs deep and absolutely dominates it. From there, things only get wilder, as Prince takes off his shirt and really whirls the crowd into a frenzy during this funk-fueled jam. Don’t believe us? Watch it all go on down, below:———For a taste of two of the greatest musicians of all time, check out James Brown vs. Prince ft. the James Brown Dance Party (members of Trey Anastasio Band, Lettuce, Turkuaz, Kung Fu and more) and Swift Technique, next Wednesday, 6/22 at The Hall at MP in Brooklyn! More Info // Ticketslast_img read more

Indian economy shrinks 7.7% in fiscal 2020-21 amid pandemic

first_imgNEW DELHI (AP) — India estimates its economy contracted by 7.7% in the 2020-21 financial year, battered by the coronavirus pandemic. But a government economic survey says it will likely bounce back, growing 11% in the fiscal year that begins in April. India’s economy contracted 7.5% in the July-September quarter following a record slump of nearly 24% in the previous three months that pulled the country into a recession. India last suffered a recession in 1979-80 after an oil shock. The current downturn followed a strict two-month lockdown imposed across the country beginning in March to combat the pandemic. It triggered massive unemployment in small and medium-sized businesses and left farmers in distress.last_img read more

Pricey Groceries.

first_imgWhen the Department of Commerce announced a rise in the cost ofconsumer goods last month, speculation of a pending interest ratehike had market watchers jittery. Should they be? A University ofGeorgia economist says probably not.”For the past several years, food prices have been going instride with the inflation rate,” said Bill Thomas, an economistwith the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.The latest reports show food prices, along with gasoline, tobaccoand clothing, rose 0.2 percent in September, capping an increaseof 2.2 percent over the past 12 months.U.S. consumers are actually enjoying the lowest food-priceinflation since the early 1990s with food-at-home prices throughthe first eight months of 1999 averaging only 2 percent higherthan 1998.Prices are forecast to rise only 2 percent to 2.5 percent in2000. Low food prices are, in part, the result of a low generalinflation rate and large supplies of meats.”You have some offsetting situations,” Thomas said. “This year wehad record low pork prices, but fresh fruit prices were up almost8 percent. The prices change with supply and demand, but haveclosely matched the price of inflation.”As farmers await the harvest to see how this year’s drought willaffect their yields, economists are wondering what low yieldswill do to food prices and their effect on the economy.”Even though some areas have lost some grain to drought, it lookslike we will have a nice supply of grain,” Thomas said. “Therecent hurricanes dumped a lot of rain on Florida, which probablydrowned out some vegetable and fruit crops and could raise spotprices.”Holiday cooks worried that the hurricanes washed away theirturkeys, fear not.”Most of our turkeys are frozen and are already in somebody’sfreezer. So what happened in North Carolina won’t affect thisyear’s holiday turkey supply,” Thomas said.”There won’t be a shortage or a major price hike this fall,” hesaid. “What will happen in the future depends on how fast theproducers recover from the disaster.”Farmers will have windows in the harvest as they replant damagedcrops and rebuild livestock and poultry operations. These maycause temporary rises in prices on tomatoes, squash, beans andother commodities produced in the affected areas.”Pork prices will likely go up,” Thomas said. “Grain prices,which have also been low, will go up. But you only have anickel’s worth of wheat in a loaf of bread. So that only meansabout a penny price hike. The prices in the grocery store don’tnecessarily reflect what’s happening on the farm.”In the short term, food prices don’t have a marked effect on theeconomy. However, the interest rate hike often results from thefood and inflation rate going up. And that could happen if foodprices and inflation rise faster than expected.”The Federal Reserve usually raises the interest rate to slowinflation,” Thomas said. “They try to slow down the amount ofdollars chasing goods. Higher interest rates slow the speed atwhich people buy things.”last_img read more

Roses, saving water and treating oak leaf blisters highlight this week’s show.

first_imgStop and smell the roses on “Your Southern Garden” with Walter Reeves May 28 at noon and 6:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting. There’s nothing like the beauty and smell of roses to brighten a landscape. Show host Reeves visits with University of Florida horticulturist David Clark, who is breeding fragrance into his roses. A dry, hot summer is starting around the South. Don’t waste money on the irrigation water you use. UF/IFAS Extension irrigation specialist Michael Dukes will demonstrate how to adjust an irrigation system to save water.If your oak tree has leaves covered with blisters, Reeves will show you how to control it, and he will give you tips on caring for mail-order plants. “Your Southern Garden,” produced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UF/IFAS Extension, is a one-of-a-kind program specifically for the Southeast. The program is made possible by sponsorship from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Clemson Cooperative Extension.Watch “Your Southern Garden” on select public TV stations in Alabama, South Carolina and Florida. Check local listings for details.last_img read more

Want to serve on a Bar committee?

first_img November 15, 2002 Regular News Want to serve on a Bar committee? The annual committee preference form for Bar members seeking appointments for the presidential term of President-elect Miles McGrane will only be available on The Florida Bar’s Web site this year. The forms will be posted at beginning December 1 and will not be inserted in the News. This year, members will have the ability to fill out the committee preference form and submit it online, eliminating the need to mail or fax in the completed form. It will be presented in the same format as usual and should only take a minute or two to complete and submit. The move to an electronic committee preference form is expected to save the Bar approximately $10,000.There are roughly 500 appointments to be made, and typically 5,000 Bar members apply.“As I have traveled across the state, a number of lawyers have expressed a desire to become involved in the work of the Bar,” McGrane said. “If you are interested in Florida Bar committee service, I urge you to fill out and submit the electronic committee form.”McGrane said he also will work to appoint people who have not previously had an opportunity to serve on Bar committees and in making appointments will consider several factors, including previous history of service to the Bar and service to local voluntary bar organizations.“Likewise for current appointees, records of participation and substantive contribution together with evaluation of committee chairs will be carefully considered,” McGrane said.McGrane said service on a Florida Bar committee is a time-consuming, demanding, and important responsibility.“As a mandatory Bar, we are charged with the obligation of maintaining and improving our justice system,” he said. “Our Supreme Court relies heavily upon us and our expertise in the exercise of the court’s rule-making authority. Additionally, through our substantive law committees, we constantly strive to improve those areas of law.”Committee members whose terms expire in 2003 must submit forms this year if they wish to be reappointed. Term limited members are encouraged to request appointment to a different committee. A list of committee members at the end of their terms can be found in the September Bar Journal directory issue on pages 614-629.“I encourage you to apply and assure that you will reap the rewards of your efforts,” McGrane said. “I will do my best to accommodate as many applicants as possible, and I apologize in advance to those I am not able to appoint.”Forms must be returned by January 10 and must include your attorney number.center_img Want to serve on a Bar committee?last_img read more