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City replacing outdated water meters
January 23, 2015
La Habra will be replacing old water meters over the next seven months. Nearly 1,100 of the city's 13,000 meters will be replaced because of old age. The city replaces the meters every 10 years, said Elias Saykali, director of public works.

Residents rap Water Board over 'crazy' fee
January 23, 2015
NIAGARA FALLS - The Niagara Falls Water Board got an earful from some residents Thursday about an "availability" fee that property owners pay even if their water service is shut off. The Water Board charges $20 per month to any property that has the potential of receiving water service but does not, meaning some shell out $240 a year even if not one drop of water runs through their water line. David Bieksza, a 24th Street resident, told the board he was "mad as hell" for having to pay the fee for a commercial property he owns that has no water service.

NEC Rolls Out NeoScan 45
January 23, 2015
NEC Corp. of America (NEC) released the NeoScan 45 mobile fingerprint collection device. According to a release from the company, NeoScan 45 delivers a mobile fingerprint roll and plain capture, including simultaneous two-finger capture. This solution from NEC is simple to use, and features a (1.6" x 1.5") scanning platen for better image quality and greater accuracy.

Cayan Selects Harry Hargens as VP of Business Development
January 22, 2015
Cayan has tapped Harry Hargens as the VP of Business Development. According to a release from the Company, Hargens joins Cayan after most recently serving as VeriFone's Director of Channel Programs and Business Development.

Continental Updates on Ward's Best Engines
January 22, 2015
Continental equips seven vehicles in the 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines awards with powertrain technologies. "Continental is committed to creating quality technologies by working closely with our customers to develop innovative powertrain options that help them deliver the most fuel efficient, safe and fun to drive vehicles," said Kregg Wiggins, senior vice president, powertrain division, North America, in a release. "Congratulations to all of the honorees this year, especially to our customers that made the list; we are proud to partner with you."

Cavendish Kinetics Releases Cycle Lifetime Testing Results for RF MEMS Tuners
January 22, 2015
Cavendish Kinetics reported that the company's SmarTune RF MEMS tuners have passed 100 billion cycle lifetime testing. "Reliability concerns have been a major adoption hurdle for RF MEMS for tuning, but Cavendish has worked hard to make reliability a non-issue, allowing OEMs to provide better performing smartphones using RF MEMS antenna tuners," said Chris Taylor, Director - RF & Wireless Components, Strategy Analytics.

Utility district hosting meeting to discuss hike in Paris water rates
January 21, 2015
PARIS -- The Paris Utility District will hold a public hearing next week to discuss a hike in the price of water for more than 900 residents.

ZWMA Signs Deal for Ndola Weighbridge
January 21, 2015
THE Zambia Weights and Measures Agency (ZWMA) has signed two contracts worth K1, 148 million and K1, 694 million for the construction of a weighbridge and support infrastructure in Ndola.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
January 19, 2015
HELP, NOT HARASS The protesters stationed outside the Planned Parenthood building spend their time harassing, yelling at and obstructing the entrance of people to the building. What do they really accomplish?

Fujifilm Announces X-A2 Mirrorless Camera, New Compacts
January 15, 2015
Fujifilm is updating its entry-level X system camera, the X-A1. The new model, predictably named the X-A2, uses the same 16-megapixel APS-C image sensor with a Bayer color filter array, but does include some refinements. Chief among them is a tilting display that can swing all the way forward to selfies. Putting the screen in the selfie position activates face- and eye-detection focus, so your followers will get see you in sharp focus.


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