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NetCracker Enters Into Agreement with Cable South Media III
August 29, 2014
NetCracker Technology reported that Cable South Media III has agreed to a multi-year extension of its hosted managed services agreement for NetCracker's fully hosted order-to-cash solution.

Cirrus Logic Completes Acquisition of Wolfson Microelectronics
August 28, 2014
Cirrus Logic has completed its acquisition of Wolfson Microelectronics. According to a company release, Cirrus Logic believes that the acquisition will strengthen its position as a market leader with a highly differentiated global customer base and end-to-end signal processing solutions, including integrated circuits and software for portable audio applications.

NEC Gets Top Rank in NIST Fingerprint Matching Technology Benchmark Test
August 28, 2014
NEC Corp. of America (NEC) reported that its fingerprint identification technology has garnered the top place for matching accuracy in the Proprietary Fingerprint Template Test (PFT II).

Trimble to Introduce SeismoGeodetic System
August 28, 2014
Trimble h introduced the Trimble SG160-09 SeismoGeodetic system, an integrated Global Navigation Satellite System reference receiver, broadband seismic recorder and a force-balance triaxial accelerometer.

Residential effluent pipeline plan not viable
August 28, 2014
Pipelines exist to golf courses and various locations that get effluent water from Lake Kirby for irrigation. Which would cost less — a new reservoir, or a system of pipes paralleling the fresh water lines to carry effluent water for yard watering?

e-Book Market to Grow at 19.81% CAGR by 2018, Says a New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com.
August 27, 2014
  Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 27, 2014       A major trend witnessed by the Global e-Book market is the self-published content by vendors or the content provided by authors and publishers in return for a certain percentage of the royalties. This makes it easier for authors and publishers to publish their content and save on promotion and distribution costs.       Analysts forecast the Global E-book market to grow at a CAGR of 19.81 percent over the period 2013-2018. According to the report, one of the main drivers in this market is the increase in the use of portable devices, which allow users to purchase books directly on their device and access the digital content from anywhere and at any time.

City sues man over his "˜unfit' residence
August 27, 2014
Some of Joseph Regoli's neighbors are happy the city of Pittsburgh agrees that his debris-surrounded house is a fire hazard that lures vermin and poses a risk to public health. Others see him as a harmless eccentric who protects himself by keeping hundreds of cardboard boxes piled against the windows and dozens of paper plates on the sidewalk with handwritten warnings: "No Trespassing," "Keep Out" and "Stay Away." A week after neighbors say Regoli turned away a convoy "” front loader, a number of city workers and trucks accompanied by police "” Pittsburgh officials went before an Allegheny County Common Pleas Court judge on Tuesday to force the Perry South resident to clean up his property on Maple Avenue or move out because the house is a "haven for vermin" and "unfit for human habitation."

NEC Display Solutions NP-L102W
August 21, 2014
The NEC Display Solutions NP-L102W ($799), a projector built around a WXGA (1,280-by-800) DLP chip paired with an LED light source, shares mostof its features mostother WXGA LED projectors we've tested. However, its 1,000-lumen brightness rating puts it in an elite group. TheL102Wshould be on your short list if youneed a bright, lightweight projector. TheL102W compares directly with two very similar models, the OptomaML1000P and the Acer K335, which are also WXGA LED projectors rated at 1,000 lumens. The Acer K335 is the lightest in the group, for example, at 2 pounds and 14 ounces, while the L102W is the heaviest at 3 pounds, 2 ounces.

GFOA Announces Awards for Excellence Winners
August 01, 2014
FULL TEXT The GFOA has announced the winners of its 2014 Awards for Excellence in Government Finance. The awards recognize contributions to the practice of government finance that exemplify outstanding financial management. The awards stress practical, documented work that offers leadership to the profession and promotes improved public finance. This year's awards include the Louisville Award for Innovation in Government Finance, awarded occasionally to recognize an exceptional accomplishment that introduces a new concept or technique with enduring value to the government finance profession. This year, the Louisville Award went to Williamson County, Texas, for Williamson County Creates Business Intelligence System for the Public Sector, a fully supported Software as a Service package built by and for the public sector to meet public-sector business intelligence and operational reporting requirements in a manner that is transferable to most other jurisdictions. This year's Awards for Excellencewinning entries encompass such innovations in areas of capital financing and debt administration, e-government and technology, and pensions and benefits. The awards were presented at the GFOA's annual conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 20, 2014. WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TEXAS

Managing water: how landscape irrigation can help conserve nature s most valuable resource; Irrigation and Water Management
January 01, 2014
  [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]           Nearly one in 10 watersheds in the United States is stressed with demand for clean water outweighing supply. According to a 2013 report by NOAA's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, this demand conies from the 313.9 million people living in the country and their needs, such as food, drink, cleaning, manufacturing and landscaping, to name a few.       With such pressure being put on water supply, businesses, governments and individuals must look for ways to curb water usage. Water conservation is as hot of a topic as ever due to this need to use resources efficiently, though it is also driven by economic factors.       Although water management should be a priority for most businesses, the landscape industry faces increased pressure to sustain water use. Fortunately, with advanced technologies, heightened attention to design detail, further research into horticulture and a focus on education, professionals in the industry are poised for success to contribute to water conservation.           Driving forces         The conversation surrounding water preservation generally focuses on the need for clean water supply for human consumption and use.


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