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Southside; Southside: Fayette County rejects church preservation
August 16, 2014
A proposal to help restore the historic Hopeful Primitive Church fell through Thursday when four of the five Fayette County commissioners balked at donating a water meter to the site. An agreement drawn up by county staff and members of the nonprofit Hopeful Community Club included measures that would preserve the church and its cemetery, which date from 1825. All but Chairman Steve Brown objected to using county funds to provide the $1,500 meter. JILL HOWARD CHURCH FOR THE AJC

CITY SERVICES; Atlanta fires 13 amid probe at Watershed
August 16, 2014
The Atlanta Department of Watershed Management fired 13 employees Friday following an investigation into theft and mismanagement inside the agency. Mayor Kasim Reed spokeswoman Anne Torres confirmed that the workers were terminated, but did not immediately release their names. Nor would she directly say whether they were fired as a result of an investigation by the city's law department.

Lake Shore to Discuss Photovoltaic Material Testing Platforms at SPIE Optics + Photonics.
August 15, 2014
  Columbus, OH (PRWEB) August 15, 2014         Lake Shore Cryotronics, a leading innovator in solutions for measurement over a wide range of temperature and magnetic field conditions, announced today that it will be discussing its cryogenic probe stations and new terahertz (THz) based materials characterization system at the SPIE Optics + Photonics Exhibition, Aug. 19–21 in San Diego.           Cryogenic probe stations are platforms used to probe materials and devices in temperature-controlled and magnetic environments in order to measure electro-optical, magneto-transport, DC, RF or microwave properties. Measuring device performance as a function of temperature is particularly important in many photonic or electro-optical R&D processes. Lake Shore cryogenic probe stations offer a convenient, non-destructive way to reliably test devices, as well as novel photovoltaic materials, in a tightly controlled environment (to as low as 1.6 K, depending on the model).           A number of versions are available from Lake Shore, including cryogen-free CCR (closed-cycle refrigerator) models, the entry-level Model PS-100 station designed for fast delivery and setup, and a compact, tabletop model that supports backside optical illumination of the sample stage, which is ideal for examining photosensitive materials with topside metallization.             Also at SPIE Optics + Photonics, attendees can learn about the award-winning Model 8501 THz system for materials characterization.

Getting Sensitised to Sensors
August 15, 2014
Syed Taqi Hussain offers advice on the maintenance of electrochemical carbon monoxide sensors. Warning about the dangers posed by sensors that are not calibrated and designed by an authorised professional company, Syed Taqi Hussain offers advice on the maintenance of electrochemical carbon monoxide sensors. Introduction

Glitch preventing water-use reads for 200
August 15, 2014
A glitch with about 200 recently installed water meters in Fort Wayne has left the city unable to measure customers' water usage.

TRENDS & INNOVATIONS
August 14, 2014
** Dreary work environment, dreary day -- that was the conclusion of a Northwestern Univ. study. The researchers found office workers without windows had more physical problems and poorer sleep quality than those with windows. The finding indicates exposure to light is beneficial to workers' health, implying it may affect productivity as well.

Gas company to install wireless transmitters
August 14, 2014
The Southern California Gas Company will be installing transmitters on residents' natural gas meters in September in south Orange County. The company is about a year ahead of its original plans, public affairs manager Paul Simonds of the Southern California Gas Company said in a recent presentation to the Ladera Ranch Civic Council. He told the council the timeline for the company to install the transmitters, which allow the meters to wirelessly send data, has drastically changed.

Repm Exhibit to Highlight Use of Lake Shore Magnetometers for Permanent Magnet Research.
August 14, 2014
  Columbus, OH (PRWEB) August 14, 2014         Lake Shore Cryotronics, a leading innovator in solutions for measurement over a wide range of temperature and magnetic field conditions, announced today that it will be discussing magnetometer systems for characterization of magnetic materials during next week's Rare Earth and Future Permanent Magnets (REPM) workshop in Annapolis, Md.       During the Aug. 17–21 workshop, Lake Shore will specifically highlight its PMC MicroMag™ 3900 Series vibrating sample magnetometers (VSMs) and 7400 Series VSMs for their use in measuring the magnetic properties of permanent magnet materials. The company will also highlight the utility of first-order-reversal-curve (FORC) analysis, which provides information regarding irreversible magnetic interactions in permanent magnet materials, information that cannot be obtained from a standard hysteresis loop measurement alone.     The PMC MicroMag™ 3900 VSM provides for measurements to 2.2 T over a temperature range from 10 K to 800 [degrees]C, and the 7400 VSM provides for measurements to 3.1 T over a temperature range from 4.2 K to 1000 [degrees]C.           In addition to magnetometer systems, the Lake Shore magnetic measurement and control product line includes electromagnets, electromagnet power supplies, gaussmeters, fluxmeters, Hall probes, and Helmholtz and search coils for direct testing of permanent magnetic components.           For more information, visit http://www.lakeshore.com.

RESIDENT'S FINE UPHELD Ordinance forbids water sharing, court rules
August 13, 2014
A Spirit Lake man lost a court appeal challenging a fine he received for connecting his neighbor to his city water service via a hose, after the neighbor had been cut off for nonpayment.

NDIA corporate index of capabilities; p.65-100
August 01, 2014
  This edition of National Defense Magazine -- an annual directory of the corporate members of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) -- is designed to be a useful and long-term business reference. It includes three sections:     First, an index of the range of products and services provided by each national-security company. Minority-owned, women-owned, small disadvantaged, service-disabled veteran-owned, veteran-owned and hubzone businesses are designated in the index.       Next, an alphabetical listing of the corporate members of NDIA along with contact information for key personnel. A description of NDIA's divisions, committees and regional chapters, together with a detailed calendar of events scheduled for the coming year.       And finally, a description of NDIA's affiliates, the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA), the Association for Enterprise Information (AFEI), the Precision Strike Association (PSA) and Women In Defense (WID), along with their annual events.       Be sure your company is included in the 2015 edition of the National Defense Magazine MegaDirectory. For more information or comments on this year's edition contact:


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