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New LEED-certified Starbucks a hidden gem in Yosemite National Park

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Now, there’s a one-of-a-kind Starbucks café tucked away in California’s Yosemite National Park, which attracts visitors from around the world. There is no sign on the store's exterior, just the warm glow from floor-to-ceiling windows that beckon visitors like a campfire amongst the towering ponderosa pines and sequoias. The café is part of the new Base Camp Eatery, a remodeled space that occupies the lodge’s old food court in one its original mid-century buildings. The project is a collaboration between the U.S. National Park Service and Ara... Read More »

Lexus RC F GT Concept to Appear at Long Beach

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The RC F GT Concept is a track car positioned between a street-legal RC F production car and the full-bore RC F GT3 racecar that will soon compete in IMSA’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  The GT Concept was developed in parallel with the RC F production car by the Lexus Development Center in Japan with support from the Lexus International Motorsports Group. The car appearing at Long Beach is a further development of the RC F GT Concept that Justin Bell drove to 5th place in the Time Attack class at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb ... Read More »

Iconic Houses: A California State of Mind

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Wednesday 17 - Friday 20 February 2016 Day 1 – 17 February, Wednesday: Pre-conference House Tours in Los Angeles Day 1 – 17 February, Wednesday: Workshops for Professionals and Homeowners Day 2 – 18 February, Thursday: Lectures and Afternoon House Tours Day 3 – 19 February, Friday: Lectures and Afternoon House Tours Day 4 – 20 February, Saturday: Post-conference House Tours Palm Springs Lectures Los Angeles is a treasure trove of modern residential architecture. The Case Study Houses made LA a Modernist mecca. Adventurous clients a... Read More »

Iconic Houses: A California State of Mind

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Wednesday 17 - Friday 20 February 2016 17 February, Wednesday: Pre-conference House Tours LA 17 February, Wednesday: Professionals and Homeowners Program 18 February, Thursday: Lectures and Afternoon House Tours 19 February, Friday: Lectures and Afternoon House Tours 20 February, Saturday: Post-conference House Tours Palm Springs The Iconic Houses Network is proud to present its 4th International Conference in Los Angeles from 17-20 February 2016 at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. This four-day conference will be co-organized by... Read More »

Bosch strengthens energy and building technology business with Climatec acquisition

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Purchase of leading U.S. energy, building, and security solutions provider expands global footprint Bosch becomes single-source provider of energy, building automation and security solutions for public, commercial and industrial customers in the US Combined portfolio meet demands of growing market Climatec to operate as a largely independent entity Robert Bosch North America Corporation has acquired Climatec, LLC, a leading provider of energy efficiency, building automation, security and life-safety solutions for the U.S. market. Headq... Read More »

DIRECTV orders additional 20 episodes of original drama series “Kingdom” from Byron Balasco and Endemol Studios

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Production on the new order is expected to begin in spring 2015, with the first batch of 10 episodes set to air on DIRECTV's Audience Network that fall. The following 10 episodes will air in 2016. Kingdom is a visceral family saga that takes place in Venice, California and is set against the backdrop of the renegade subculture of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). It is a world rife with complex characters and relationships that unfurl in surprising and deeply human ways. The next 20 episodes will continue to focus on the characters portrayed by Fran... Read More »

Application phase for the third annual “Science Award for Electrochemistry” from Volkswagen and BASF has begun

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 Outstanding researchers have until July 4, 2014 to apply The International Science Awards offer total prize money of €50,000, including €25,000 for the first prize The awards ceremony takes place on November 6, 2014 at Stanford University, California The international “Science Award for Electrochemistry” supports outstanding work in natural and engineering science and aims to provide a stimulus for the development of high-capacity energy storage systems. The Science Award has been offered annually since 2012 and is aimed at scientists i... Read More »

H&M teams up with Alexander Wang for their next design collaboration

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The New York based Fashion Designer’s eponymous brand has firmly established itself by perpetually evolving and re-contextualizing the urban uniform, since it was launched on the runway in 2007. Alexander Wang’s core sensibility is a reflection on contrasts, blending seamlessly between the refined and the imperfect. His collections have an unprecious outlook on fashion, and always reflect a sense of ease. The Alexander Wang x H&M collection will feature apparel and accessories for women and men. Typical for his irreverent approach, Alexa... Read More »

State Secretary Mansveld strengthens ties with California

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Electric mobility Ms Mansveld will visit Tesla Motors in Fremont. Tesla develops and manufactures electrically powered cars and has a European distribution centre in Tilburg. It has also chosen to set up its European headquarters in Amsterdam. Moreover, the Netherland is the first country in Europe to which Tesla vehicles have been delivered. “Tesla’s branches provide 150 jobs in the Netherlands. A green economy is a driver of jobs,” says Ms Mansveld. The State Secretary will be speaking with the governor of California, Jerry Brown, about... Read More »

BASF announces cash offer to acquire specialized enzyme biotechnology company Verenium

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Cash offer of US$4.00 per share Proposed transaction strengthens position in strategic growth market for enzymes The offer corresponds to a premium of 56 percent above the volume-weighted average share price for Verenium’s shares in the six months prior to announcement of the transaction. The tender offer is subject to customary closing conditions, including the acquisition of a majority of Verenium’s shares outstanding as of the closing of the tender offer. The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013. BASF will fina... Read More »

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