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2014-05-19 23:09:09

Holland, Ohio kindergarten teacher Holly Thomas is the latest recipient of California Casualty's $2,500 Academic Award. Holly joins the list of educators who have received a total of $10,000 from California Casualty to help defray the out-of-pocket cost for classroom supplies and projects. San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Kindergarten teacher Holly Thomas has been awarded the latest California Casualty $2,500 Academic Award. She was randomly selected from 20,000 entrants. “I want...

2014-05-07 23:10:20

Recognizing the hard work public safety groups do for our communities, California Casualty, trusted provider of auto and home insurance, sponsored First Responder Night with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox baseball team. Hundreds of first responders and their families were treated to a free night of baseball. Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 California Casualty sponsored the inaugural First Responders Night with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox Triple-A baseball team, April 24. Hundreds...

2014-02-06 23:24:37

California Casualty is taking entries for deserving nurses and nurse practitioners for the next Give A Nurse A Break contest. A lucky winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to the world famouns Chocolate Spa at the Hotel Hershey® . San Mateo, California (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 A fabulous spa vacation awaits the next winner of California Casualty’s “Give A Nurse A Break” contest. Entries are being taken now at http://www.giveanurseabreak.com. The next winner of a...

2013-12-04 23:33:07

Evan Henegar, RN at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, wins California Casualty's "Give A Nurse A Break" contest. He was randomly chosen from 11,000 entrants from across the nation for the all-expenses paid trip to The Hotel Hershey® and Chocolate Spa® . San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 Evan Henegar, from Birmingham, Alabama, will be embarking on a scrumptious getaway to the world-famous Chocolate Spa® at The Hotel Hershey® in Hershey, PA....

2012-10-01 23:02:13

California Casualty announces Joyce DeZutti, a nurse at Edward Hospital in Naperville, IL as the winner of an all-expenses-paid getaway for four nurses to The Hotel Hershey for a day of pampering at the world-famous "Chocolate Spa." San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 California Casualty, which provides auto and home insurance to educators, law enforcement personnel, firefighters, and nurses, announces the winner of the “Give A Nurse A Break” sweepstakes, a giveaway...

2011-08-16 12:41:50

Implementing a command-directed casualty response system appears to be associated with reducing battlefield casualties, including killed-in-action deaths, casualties who died of wounds, and preventable combat deaths, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Historically, approximately 90 percent of combat-related deaths occur prior to a casualty reaching a medical treatment facility (MTF)," the authors write as background...

2009-12-11 14:22:09

20 mph traffic speed zones reduce casualties by 41.9% with the greatest reduction in child casualties, according to research published today in the British Medical Journal. Road traffic injuries are a leading cause of death and disability worldwide and are projected to make an increasingly important contribution to public health burdens over the coming decades, especially in low- and middle-income settings. While the UK has a comparatively good road injury record, with among the lowest rates...

2009-11-06 12:47:23

Study finds news reports match misperception of civilian deaths Researchers reporting in BioMed Central's open access journal Conflict and Health found that the discrepancy in media reporting of casualty numbers in the Iraq conflict can potentially misinform the public and contribute to distorted perceptions and gross underestimates of the number of civilians killed in the armed conflict. In February of 2007 Associated Press conducted a survey of 1,002 adults across the United States about...

2008-09-07 18:00:21

By Mark Austin I WAS given a fascinating snapshot of everyday life in our casualty wards last week. The story was told to me by a senior hospital doctor and it reveals exactly how binge drinking is now taking an unacceptable toll on the health service and the taxpayer... Paramedics rush a young man into A&E. He's unconscious and blood is pouring from a nasty head wound. It's immediately clear the injury is a nasty one and because it involves the head, no risks are taken and a...

2008-08-27 06:00:33

By Martin Slack The collaboration, called UK Flow, includes world champion boxers Johnny Nelson and Junior Witter and has the support of Sheffield Central MP Richard Caborn, pop stars Girls Aloud and players from the England football and rugby squads.The group hopes to raise money for a number of knife crime charities across the country with the song, which was the idea of actor Stephen Nicholas, who starred in Sky's football drama Dream Team.Mr Nicholas, 30, said: "We just want to raise...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'