January 27, 2015
FULL TEXT ABSTRACT Since few decades we are living in a world characterized by a more and more accelerated shift of change. Indeed, "our environments are more and more complex, more and more interdependent, more and more fleeting, more and more unstable, and more and more unforeseeable. In addition, this shift of change of growing complexity is continually accelerating. Thus, this new context continually requires greater capabilities of adaptation, relegating to us the responsibility of our learning, and it is asking for the creation of a culture of continuous change and learning." (Lapointe, 1998, p. 2] Trying to reach this objective, in 1987, Peter Senge and a team of researchers at the Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) suggested a new organizational culture of continuous change and learning or, in other words, to build learning organizations, organizations which are capable to generate and share knowledge.

Canon Rolls Out Connect Station Solutions
January 26, 2015
The Canon Connect Station CS100 (shipping in April at a $299 suggested retail) is a photo and video hub that enables sharing, storing, viewing and managing images, using up to 1 TB of wirelessly accessible storage with the capacity for approximately 150,000 photos or approximately 70 hours of video content. Canon's new PowerShot, Elph and Vixia products, and presumably others coming in the future, can use the platform to easily transfer photos and videos via wireless NFC, using available SD/ CF card slots and USB connection, or through a web browser from a smartphone, tablet or PC.

Ricoh Americas Unveils Ricoh NV-10A Binoculars
January 26, 2015
Ricoh Americas unveiled Ricoh NV-10A digital binoculars, which can penetrate fog, smoke, rain and sand to provide an image.

2 cited with utility theft
January 25, 2015
DARLINGTON, Wis. - Two people have been cited after police said they stole water from the city last year. Both Jeremy L. Weipert, 31, of Calamine, and Kari S. Dunlavy, 31, of Stockton, Ill., have been cited with utility theft. According to Darlington Police Chief Jason King, the two were linked to the theft of water by a residence on Catherine Street in April. Police started investigating after a complaint from the Darlington Municipal Water and Sewer Department that the water meter to the home had been bypassed.

Corpus Christi Caller-Times
January 25, 2015
Jesse Esparza A noble profession Recently you printed a letter from Arthur L. Work about teachers’ salaries (“Teachers’ salaries are abysmal,” Jan. 15). I agree that teachers should be paid more. However if teachers were to go into teaching for the money, maybe they wouldn’t be as dedicated and caring as they are now.

IESCO restrained from installing meters without NOC
January 25, 2015
ISLAMABAD, Jan. 25 -- Islamabad High Court (IHC) has restrained IESCO and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) from installing electricity and gas meters in residential and commercial buildings in the federal capital without obtaining no objection certificate (NOC) from CDA. Justice Athar Minallah issued the order during the course of hearing of petition against multistoried buildings. Published by HT Syndication with permission from Daily Times. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes.com

The Buffalo News (New York)
January 24, 2015
Hires/Promotions/Honors Buffalo advertising agency, Crowley Webb named Colleen Hatcher director of business development in its patient recruitment division, Praxis. Also, the agency named Kara O'Neil, formerly a AmeriCorps VISTA member at the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County and Anna DiRienzo, previously marketing manager at Donovan's Shady Harbor Marina near Albany, site relations specialists.

Pentax 645Z
January 21, 2015
Make no mistake about it, the Pentax 645Z ($8,499.95) from Ricoh Imaging is a serious medium format camerathat can go toe-to-toe with vastly more expensive models in terms of image quality. It uses the same image sensor as the Phase One IQ250 and Editors' Choice Mamiya Leaf Credo 50, but while both of those products are modular backs that can be used with medium format and large format technical cameras alike, the 645Z offers a more refined shooting experience that comes with an integrated sensor and body design. The Pentax does has some shortcomings as a studio camera, notably the lack of modern leaf-shutter lenses with which to pair it, but its image quality is just as good as the competing models that cost more than $25,000, and its autofocus system far surpasses that of the 645DF+ body that the Mamiya and Phase One offerings are most often paired. When you factor in its price, it's an easy pick as our Editors' Choice for medium format systems. If your workflow does require a modular back or high-speed sync with studio strobes, the Mamiya Leaf Credo 50 is a fine alternative, but it's one that costs more than three times as much.

Cereal giant acquires a taste for smarter cooling
January 01, 2015
FULL TEXT When it comes to cereal, the Kellogg Company has made its mark at the breakfast table. Today, as more companies strive toward sustainability, Kellogg is aiming to leave a positive mark on the environment. The company is making great strides in this direction, which recently included choosing Coolerado's energy efficient air conditioners to cool its plant in Mexicali, Mexico.

Antenna Tuners from RFMD, Skyworks and Qualcomm Surge in Flagship Smartphones
January 01, 2015
FULL TEXT Shipments of LTE smartphones supporting more cellular bands will drive antenna tuner shipments to billions of units per year, according to Strategy Analytics: * More than one billion phones will ship with antenna tuners in 2019, each using two or more antenna tuners on average.


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