DCTR in the house

first_imgDCTR (previously known as Doctor Photo) is launching DCVR – a new virtual reality service, that will be a step-change in the way new-build properties are marketed online. Following recent investment and team expansion, DCTR believe their new CGI service will radically change the way both new build properties and estate agent brands are presented online.Unlike traditional VR tours that rely on a physical property to be scanned and recreated as 360-degree hotspots, DCVR enables users to walk freely through a CGI model created from plans. Users can change materials, play music, watch videos, open Matterport tours and more, all within their virtual tour.As well as property walkthroughs, Tom Durrant, Director, believes their other DCVR products will open up the way agents do business, build relationships and tell stories about their brand online. “Whilst our DCVR walkthrough is a great solution to selling a house that’s not been built, we can also create a Virtual Show Home and a Virtual Estate Agent Office too. So if you want your virtual marketing suite to be in a boat for your coastal development, or your office to be a castle, it’s all possible! With DCVR the only limit is your imagination!“We can integrate communication features like Whatsapp, contact forms or Facebook Messenger but the real gamechanger is video call integration. This enables customers, agents and suppliers to meet in their own virtual office, show home or property as an avatar. When chatting, users can walk around freely and interact with the space…The video call feature makes Zoom look like a dinosaur.”Why not see DCTR’s presentation in The Negotiator’s office? Click herewww.dctr.co.uk video call integration virtual reality service Virtual Show Home Virtual Estate Agent Office Tom Durrant Dctr CGI VR November 17, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » DCTR in the house previous nextProptechDCTR in the houseThe Negotiator17th November 2020049 Viewslast_img read more

Hand/Upper Extremity Orthopaedic Surgeon – Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (39419)

first_imgThe Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of FloridaCollege of Medicine –Jacksonville, seeks a full-time faculty memberat the non-tenure accruing level of ClinicalAssistant/Associate/Full Professor. Must be fellowship trained inHand/Upper Extremity Surgery. Major responsibilities includeteaching, patient care and research.This position will report to the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery andChairman of the Department of Orthopaedics Surgery at theUniversity of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville.Following is a general description of duties andresponsibilities.Provide and maintain a high level of quality in-patientintermediate care services in all aspects of OrthopaedicSurgery.Provide clinical teaching of trainees in the Orthopaedic ResidencyProgram and participate in the educational program.Responsible for excellent communication with primary carephysicians.Assist in marketing the Orthopaedic Surgery Program to communityphysicians and managed care organizations.Participate in monthly division meetings, administrative functionsand institutional committees as requested.The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is thelargest of the three UF colleges – medicine, nursing and pharmacy -located on the approximately 110-acre UF HealthJacksonville campus. The college’s 16 clinicalscience departments house more than 400 faculty members and 300residents and fellows. The college offers 32 accredited graduatemedical education programs. In addition to graduate medicaleducation, clinical rotations in all the major disciplines areprovided for students from the UF College of Medicine inGainesville.For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medicaleducation program that recruits national and international speakerswho are well known and respected in their fields. The campus’faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinical research.Residents and fellows regularly present their findings at locationsacross the country and publish their projects in well-knownpublications.Residents in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia are offeredall the benefits of an academic health center by combining ourstrengths with that of the UF Health Jacksonville. Together, theUniversity of Florida Health Science Center–Jacksonville and UFHealth Jacksonville form the region’s premier academic healthcenter–UF Health, a leader in the education of healthprofessionals, a hub for clinical research and a unique provider ofhigh-quality patient care.With more than 5,000 faculty and staff, the academic health centerin Jacksonville is the largest UF campus outside of Gainesville,offering nearly 100 specialty services, including: Cancer services;Cardiovascular; Neuroscience; Orthopaedic; Pediatrics; PoisonCenter; Trauma and Critical Care; and Women and Families services.At 37 clinical sites throughout Northeast Florida, UF physicianstally more than 600,000 outpatient visits and more than 34,000inpatient admissions annually.Located in North Jacksonville is UF Health North, the onlyfull-service hospital in North Jacksonville. The state-of-the-arthospital at UF Health North offers conveniently located,high-quality health care to patients across Northeast Florida andSoutheast Georgia. It offers a wide range of inpatient andoutpatient services unavailable anywhere else in NorthJacksonville, provided by UF Health and community physicians. Thehospital features all-private rooms, which studies show promotehealing and improve the patient experience. Patient engagementtechnology in patient suites allows for easy meal ordering, TVcontrol and access to nurses. And mothers-to-be can soon delivertheir babies in our spacious labor and delivery suites later thissummer. The hospital is adjacent to the existing medical officebuilding, where UF Health providers offer more than 20 specialties,including pediatrics and women’s health services. The campus islocated on Max Leggett Parkway close to Jacksonville InternationalAirport, approximately 15 minutes from Nassau County and less than30 minutes from Georgia. For more information, visit http://north.ufhealthjax.org/.Located on Florida’s First Coast, Jacksonville is one of thelargest cities in land area in the United States. The city providesan eclectic combination of southern hospitality, business andrecreational paradise. More than 1 million people live in thefive-county area known as Florida’s First Coast. The area offerssomething for everyone, with a temperate climate incorporatingseasonal changes, miles of beautiful waterways and beaches, and amyriad of public facilities for work and play.For more information about Jacksonville, visit http://hscj.ufl.edu/college-of-medicine/administrative-affairs/AboutJacksonville.aspx MD or DO, BC or BE and must be fellowship trained in Hand/UpperExtremity Surgery.This position was originally posted under requisition # 500827.Previous applicants are still being considered and need notre-apply.The search committee will start reviewing applications on 10/15/18.Please include Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae and 3references.Selected candidate will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institutionoutside the United States are required to be evaluated by aprofessional credentialing service provider approved by NationalAssociation of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay Systems at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#medicine=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

Warrens sees Christmas pud exports take off

first_imgWarrens has seen orders for its Christmas puddings rocket, as the value of the pound against the euro has dropped further still. The Cornish firm which only exported around 500-600 Christmas puddings in 2008 has seen this figure leap to an estimated 4,000-5,000 for 2009.Its seasonal export of puddings includes an order for more than 2,000 from a Dutch company Taartje met een Hartje that Warrens made contact with at the recent Iba show in November, resulting in a deal worth £6,000.Product development manager Jason Jobling said the increasingly weak pound is a key factor in the recent rise in orders from abroad. Warrens exports its puddings to several countries, including Australia and America. Jobling said that orders often come from areas that house large numbers of ex-pats. He explained that a lot of UK miners emigrated to countries such as Australia and South Africa, when the tin mines closed in Cornwall. As well as Christmas puddings, Warrens exports its pasties to Ireland and Battenburg cake to America.Simon Waring, MD of export consultancy group Green Seed, explained that bakery export figures are very healthy overall. “In the last six months, figures have been the most positive we’ve ever seen,” he said. In October this year, the Food and Drink Federation announced that exports of sweet biscuits were up 12.4% to £95.2m in the first six months of 2009. “Generally the environment is very positive and a lot of that has been fuelled by currency rates, but also, UK businesses are seeking more international customers,” said Waring. “Bakery has always been an area that has under-exploited its strength internationally, so there are still big opportunities for biscuits and cakes, for example.”last_img read more

State troopers in Indiana, Michigan, 4 other states on the watch this weekend

first_imgIndianaLocalMichiganNews Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Google+ Twitter (Source: https://goo.gl/qGTwP6 License: https://goo.gl/OOAQfn) The 6-State Trooper Project begins March 11 and goes through March 13. Indiana State police will be working with law enforcement agencies in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia to crack down on crime.“Criminals have to go from point A to point B, which means they’ve got to drive vehicles on the highways,” said Coley McCutcheon, state police sergeant. “That’s a good opportunity for us to increase our patrols and take note of some of those driving behaviors that will put us in contact with people who are doing things they are not supposed to be doing.”McCutcheon says drug trafficking will be one of their primary areas of focus.“But we’re also looking at things like distracted driving like DUI’s, be it alcohol or drug-related, and dangerous driving. We want to take people off the roads who hurt people. That’s what we’re focused on in Indiana,” said McCutcheon.The 6-State Trooper Project is an annual law enforcement initiative.“By partnering with other states, we effectively create a bigger net for law enforcement to work. We achieve safer roadways through increased traffic enforcement, with an overall commitment to creating safer communities by getting criminals off the streets,” said McCutcheon.If you see anything criminal on a road or highway, you are asked to call 911 or Indiana State Police. WhatsApp State troopers in Indiana, Michigan, 4 other states on the watch this weekend By Jon Zimney – March 11, 2021 3 576 Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleElkhart Urban Enterprise Association offering three forms of economic assistanceNext articleState Police: Driver arrested after being clocked at 120 mph on I-94 Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Jimmy Herring’s New Band, The 5 Of 7, Expands 2019 Fall Tour

first_imgIn May, Jimmy Herring announced a new band, The 5 of 7, featuring bassist Kevin Scott, drummer Darren Stanley, longtime collaborator Matt Slocum on keyboards (Hammond B3, clavinet), and vocalist and guitarist Rick Lollar. The Widespread Panic guitarist will debut his new project on the road this fall with brand new music.On Tuesday, the band added a second leg to their 2019 fall tour, which will begin with a performance at Savannah, GA’s Victory North on November 7th, followed by stops at Asheville, NC’s Orange Peel (11/8); Athens, GA’s Georgia Theatre (11/9); Macon, GA’s Hargray Capitol Theatre (11/11); Chattanooga, TN’s Songbirds South (11/12); Nashville, TN’s Basement East (11/13); Birmingham, AL’s Saturn (11/14); Jackson, MS’ Duling Hall (11/15); New Orleans, LA’s Joy Theater (11/16); Tallahassee, FL’s The Moon (11/17); and a tour-closing performance at Atlanta, GA’s Variety Playhouse on November 20th.The band came together rather naturally. “Rick, Matt, and Kevin had a band together called King Baby,” Herring explained in a press release, “and I heard their record…I couldn’t help but think, man, if I could get together, play some of Rick’s songs, some of my songs, some covers, and maybe write a few things together, we may be on to something…”From his days with Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit, The Allman Brothers Band, The Dead, Project Z, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Invisible Whip, and of course, Widespread Panic, Jimmy Herring is a true master of his craft–and fans welcome new projects to see what else the White Wizard has up his sleeves.According to a press release, “The newly assembled The 5 of 7 places his uniquely probing, responsive fretwork in the context of a vocalist-fronted, song-driven ensemble,” a contrast to his last tour with The Invisible Whip, which joined John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension for a run of shows celebrating the legacy of the Mahavishnu Orchestra.From fatback, roadhouse R&B to more expansive, jazz-inflected explorations, The 5 of 7 demonstrates Herring’s chops not just as a musician, but as a bandleader and catalyst. The novel vocal element is just one more texture at his disposal. “With instrumental music,” he reflects, “people expect to hear your solos, but they’ve just heard you play the melody! You can overexpose your voice. With Rick, I can play behind him, then step out with a solo, and give a fresh feeling to the song — take it to another place.”Head here for more information.Jimmy Herring and The 5 of 7 Tour (newly announced dates bolded):09.12.19 Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO09.13.19 Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO09.14.19 Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO09.18.19 Wildwood Saloon – Iowa City, IA09.19.19 El Volcan – St. Louis, MO09.20.19 Park West – Chicago, IL09.21.19 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN09.24.19 The Egg – Albany, NY09.26.19 The Center for Arts in Natick – Natick, MA09.27.19 Ridgefield Playhouse – Ridgefield, CT09.28.19 Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY09.29.19 Ardmore Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA10.01.19 The Hamilton – Washington, DC10.02.19 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA10.03.19 Harvester Performance Center – Rocky Mount, VA10.04.19 Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC10.05.19 Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC11.7.19 Victory North – Savannah, GA11.8.19 Orange Peel – Asheville, NC11.9.19 Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA11.11.19 Hargray Capitol Theatre – Macon, GA11.12.19 Songbirds South – Chattanooga, TN11.13.19 Basement East – Nashville, TN11.14.19 Saturn – Birmingham, AL11.15.19 Duling Hall – Jackson, MS11.16.19 Joy Theater – New Orleans, LA11.17.19 The Moon – Tallahassee, FL11.20.19 Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GAView Tour Dateslast_img read more

China’s stability during war, revolution, and unrest

first_imgDaniel Koss, a doctoral student in Harvard’s Government Department, has spent nearly a year in China, studying how such a large, diverse nation could remain intact through decades of warfare, revolution, and unrest, and emerge to wield growing influence on the global stage.last_img

NDSP ensures safety of students, fans during football gamedays

first_imgChris Collins | The Observer Notre Dame Security Police ensure the safety of the 80,000 fans who enter the stadium on football gamedays.Shibata said there are four key components of game day security: campus safety staff, technology, stadium security policies — such as the prohibited items policy — and good communication.“We do ask different groups like the ushers and the concessions team — we ask them at the beginning of their day to take a look through their spaces and make sure everything’s safe and that they don’t see any safety or security concerns,” she said. “They have to check in with us and let us know that’s done before we’ll open the buildings for use, so we’re really making sure that everything is safe.”Shibata said the construction of Campus Crossroads presented “a challenge in a positive way” to game day security efforts. Architects of the new buildings consulted with NDSP, the fire department and events management to discuss how to design structures conducive to security and safety.“The architects of the buildings also have a lot of expertise around security and these types of facilities, so I believe it was designed very well, which puts us in a great place to get started,” she said. “Because if we built the buildings and then decided how we were going to do security, that would be not as effective.”Moving the band off the field and into the stands has increased safety for both football players and band members, Shibata said.“That has some to do with wanting to clear the field itself of people so that people are not at risk of being hurt,” she said. “I would say that’s an improvement in safety, for the members of the band and the players and the people working on the field, so I would say that does increase safety.”Program manager for crowd control in Notre Dame athletics Jim Smith worked as an usher for 17 years prior to assuming his current position. He said ushers serve as the “eyes and ears” for stadium security.“We’re really not here to be the fun police,” he said. “All of our policies are in place for the safety and protection of the fans and the guests. Although you may not know why that policy is in place, a lot of thought has gone into it to make sure that we’re protecting the fans and so that they have a fun, family-friendly environment.”Smith said fans should familiarize themselves with the University’s security policies — in particular, the prohibited items policies.“Prohibited items policies is generally where we get the most pushback, if people are going through security and when we have to turn people away because they’re in possession of something that’s prohibited,” he said.Ushers also get pushback from students when discouraging pushups after touchdowns, Smith said.“ … At first it looks like we’re just trying to stop people from having fun, but when you think about it, the people who are sitting next to the person doing pushups who aren’t involved in pushups are the ones who will most likely be injured if that person gets dropped on top of them,” he said. “Most of the time, when we explain that to somebody they go, ‘Ah, that makes sense.’”Ultimately, Shibata said, communication amongst security staff is the most challenging, but also one of the most important parts, of gameday security.“There are so many moving parts and so many thousands of people involved in making gameday go well and they all have their own little pieces of responsibility for safety,” she said. “ … So it’s a lot of coordination and good communication is really important.”Tags: Football Friday Feature, gameday, NDSP, security Approximately 80,000 people will enter Notre Dame Stadium to watch the Irish take on the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday. Campus safety staff will be working hard to ensure the safety of each and every guest, chief of Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) Keri Kei Shibata said.“Our goal is really to have a pervasive culture of safety so that everyone has safety as their top priority and everyone is taking ownership, and reporting issues, and coming up with ideas, addressing problems and things like that,” she said.last_img read more

U.S. cities a growing market for new solar installations, report finds

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:Solar capacity is gaining in urban areas across the U.S., according to a report released this week by Environment America Research & Policy Center and climate research organization the Frontier Group.The number of U.S. cities with more than 50 megawatts of solar installed jumped from eight in 2013 to 23 in 2018. During that same period, 79 percent of the 57 cities the organizations followed through six editions of the report more than doubled their installed solar capacity.Of the 69 cities surveyed in this year’s report, Los Angeles claimed the top spot for total capacity installed, at 420 megawatts. Two other California cities, San Diego and San Jose, joined L.A. in the top 10 cities for total capacity.Though the results show that the cities with the most solar are largely clustered along the edges of the U.S., most regions contain a city with at least 10 to 20 megawatts of installed capacity. The top 10 cities for total solar capacity include those located in Hawaii and California, but also Indiana, Colorado and TexasDespite the gains, researchers note there’s room for a great deal more solar in U.S. cities. A 2016 study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) lays out the high potential for cities to install a staggering amount of solar compared to current installations. Using buildings of all sizes, NREL found that the 128 cities it analyzed could cumulatively install over 1,000 gigawatts of solar to generate 39 percent of annual U.S. generation.The NREL authors also note that Los Angeles, the city with the highest solar installations per capita, has potential for 9 gigawatts of solar within its limits. That dwarfs its current installed capacity by over 20 times. And according to NREL study, 9 gigawatts would meet 60 percent of L.A.’s estimated electricity consumption.More: Solar installations gain ground in U.S. cities U.S. cities a growing market for new solar installations, report findslast_img read more

Outdoor Updates: North Carolina Zoo’s Beloved Grizzly Bear Yepani Passes Away

first_imgLasher continued, “I count myself privileged to have been part of his life, and I of his, for the last 25 years.” “Millions of Zoo guests over the years were able to connect with Yepani,” said Animal Management Supervisor Chris Lasher, who started working at the Zoo the same year Yepani came. “He participated in his own care and was usually the first to learn new tasks the keepers asked of him. Over the years he allowed keepers to brush his teeth, listen to his heart, give him vaccines and take his blood because of the strong relationships with his keepers.”  Yepani arrived at the Zoo in November 1994 from the Woodland Park Zoo in Oregon. He originally was a “nuisance bear” from Yellowstone National Park. Another bear from Yellowstone named Tommo also came to live at the Zoo because of similar circumstances a few months later. Yepani started stealing coolers and backpacks from campsites in Yellowstone to get food. With a keen sense of smell, bears will damage property in search of food or become aggressive toward people. Nuisance bears have lost their fear of humans because they start to associate people as suppliers of food. This happens when people don’t properly secure their food while out in the bear territories in the wilderness (camping, RVing, hiking). As a result, bears start to pose a threat to human safety in outdoor recreation areas. He was the first grizzly bear to call the North Carolina Zoo home. The name Yepani means “Autumn” in the Native American Shoshone dialect because of the time of year he arrived at the Zoo. Unfortunately, bears like Yepani usually end up being euthanized because of this human-bear conflict. In Yepani’s case, the Zoo was able to provide a good home to allow him to live a long and healthy life.  To learn how to curb creating nuisance bears, please visit www.bearwise.org ASHEBORO, N.C. – Sept. 19, 2019 –  Yepani, a grizzly bear who has lived at the North Carolina Zoo for 25 years and was known for his gentle and patient personality, died Wednesday, Sept. 18. “Yepani started experiencing clinical symptoms of intervertebral disk disease (IVDD) late last week,” said Director of Animal Health Dr. Jb Minter.  “Intervertebral disk disease, often referred to as a herniated, slipped or ruptured disk is commonly seen in some of our domestic pets. The rapid progression of this disease severely diminished his quality of life, and the difficult decision to humanely euthanize Yepani was made Wednesday morning.  A necropsy (animal autopsy) was performed this afternoon confirming the suspicion of IVDD.“ Alexis Rowe, one of his zookeepers, has fond memories of him. “Yepani was smaller than Tommo but was definitely mightier. Because of his smaller size, the staff gave him nicknames including ‘Little Bear,’ ‘Teacup Bear’ and ‘Rollie Pollie.’ He loved to roll in fresh mulch and other natural materials laid out in his habitat.”  Male grizzlies in the wild live about 10-11 years and can weigh 400-700 pounds (Yepani weighed 400 pounds). They can also reach speeds of 30 mph for short distances. The fact that Yepani lived for an estimated 28 years is a testament to the great care he received through the years. Photo credit Valerie Abbott/North Carolina Zoo. Image free to use in print, broadcast and online. Once prevalent throughout western North America, there are currently about 55,000 wild grizzly bears in North America, most of which live in Alaska. Approximately 1,500 Grizzlies inhabit the lower 48 states of the U.S. “Grizzly bears are such an iconic North American species,” said Pat Simmons, director of the Zoo. “Yepani was a wonderful, and important, ambassador for the plight of bears in the wild and will not be forgotten.” The Zoo’s other grizzly bear Tommo is estimated to be 29 years old and weighs around 650 pounds. Zoo guests can continue to see him on habitat at the Zoo. Tommo means “Winter” in Native American Paiute for the season he arrived.last_img read more

Long Island’s D’Addario Launches NYXL Guitar String With Factory Tour, Rock Show

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The world’s largest maker of musical instrument strings, D’Addario & Company, unveiled its latest innovation—the NYXL electric guitar string—with a tour of its new factory in Farmingdale and a special concert at Guitar Center in Carle Place featuring virtuoso performances by Vernon Reid, Robben Ford, Oz Noy, Earl Slick, Alex Skolnick and Guthrie Trapp.The May 1st product launch started earlier in the day with a close-up look at D’Addario’s new carbon steel wire mill, which it had relocated from Massachusetts to Farmingdale with assistance from New York State’s Empire State Development Corporation, Suffolk County and Babylon Town. Along with the factory expansion came 30 new jobs to Long Island. On hand for the tour were Empire State Development’s president and chief executive officer, Kenneth Adams, and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.“The name of these strings, NYXL, is also an important distinction for us,” said James D’Addario, chief executive officer and chairman of D’Addario & Company, which has been making strings for hundreds of years. “Our new steel wire has been formulated, created, crafted and perfected here in the Empire State. We are proud of our New York legacy, and even prouder that all or our strings originate at our Long Island home.”He said the Farmingdale facility produces 700,000 strings a day, employs more than 1,000 employees worldwide (800 in New York), and distributes its products—which also include Evans Drumheads, Promark Drumsticks and D’Addario Woodwinds—in 120 countries.D’Addario & Company CEO and Chairman James D’Addario (L), Empire State Development Corp. President & CEO Kenneth Adams and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone inspecting the company’s Farmingdale guitar string factory where its new NYXL electric guitar strings are made.Much of rock and roll owes its distinctive sound over the years to D’Addario’s electric guitar strings.“The original formula, originating in the 1950s, used pure nickel, creating a characteristically mellow sound,” explained D’Addario. “In the early Sixties, my father, John D’Addario Sr., introduced a brighter sounding, second-generation nickel-plated steel string, which became the industry standard for the next five decades.”The new NYXL electric guitar stings have been re-engineered from the ball-end up, the company claims, to provide an unprecedented level of pitch stability and tensile strength. With 6 percent more magnetic permeability for higher output than other brands, NYXL electric guitar strings offer “more punch, crunch and bite.”“This is the strongest set of electric guitar strings ever made,” D’Addario said. “Arriving here wasn’t easy. Our engineers traveled many paths, starting with the selection of new high-carbon steel alloys, completely re-imagining the wire drawing process, and revolutionizing the corrosion-resistant tin coating application.”Later in the day about 60 people, some wearing the tell-tale NYXL T-shirts, gathered at the back of the Guitar Center to hear the new strings be put through their paces by the talented fingers of some top rock guitarists.last_img read more