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2014-08-26 00:21:11

As supply lines contract, ATX Air Services, LLC contributes plane, crew to fly aid to Liberia FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In collaboration with Airlink and Fort Worth-based ATX Air Services, LLC, Direct Relief today loaded a charter jet with emergency supplies bound for health workers on the frontlines of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. This shipment, which includes several thousand pounds of urgently requested gloves, masks, gowns, and other medical...

2014-08-25 23:11:02

In the disaster recovery services market, buyer power is aided by steady prices, low supply chain risk and low market share concentration; nevertheless, the high level of specialization and low number of substitutes in the market restrict buyer power to an extent. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the procurement of Disaster Recovery Services in its growing collection of...

2014-08-25 23:10:43

As our cars become increasingly dependent on advanced computer systems, the auto accident attorneys at The Eichholz Law Firm urge manufacturers to increase the security available in vehicles to prevent computer hackers from gaining unauthorized remote access. SAVANNAH, GA (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 The auto accident attorneys at The Eichholz Law Firm are investigating claims that computer hackers are attempting to remotely access and control vehicles using new technology available in late...

2014-08-25 23:10:16

Small Entity Compliance Guide and Effective Hazard Communication Program Fact Sheet Focus on Small Employer Compliance with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) Dublin, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is announcing the recent release of two hazard communication publications as part of an ongoing campaign to help small employers comply with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). Hazard Communication: Small...

2014-08-25 23:09:50

Today, when disaster strikes, COTS (Central Ohio Trauma System) relies on the OnPage® critical alerts system to help communicate with 31 hospitals, emergency responders, and the surrounding community to help save lives. Waltham, MA (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Immediate and reliable communications between COTS -- Central Ohio Trauma System and its network of 31 hospitals, emergency responders, and other medical personnel plays a critical role in helping the surrounding community to work...

2014-08-25 23:08:46

Public safety workers are urged to enter to win one of five Ultimate 5.11 Tactical Kits from California Casualty. Entries will be taken September 1 through December 21, 2014. San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 First responders could win an impressive Ultimate 5.11 Tactical Kit from California Casualty. Entries are being taken starting September 1. Five lucky winners will receive a prize valued at over $500 each that includes:     Laser engraved RFA assisted opening...

2014-08-25 16:21:06

Company Gas Service Representatives to Conduct Courtesy Gas Safety Checks Today SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company is reporting that electric service is restored for 70,000 customers affected by Sunday's Napa County earthquake. The company continues to conduct gas safety surveys in the areas impacted by the Napa County earthquake. PG&E proactively lowered the operating pressure of its Sonoma/Napa transmission pipeline system and conducted two...

2014-08-25 16:20:28

Davenport, Iowa drivers anticipating performance and safety with 2015 Focus DAVENPORT, Iowa, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dahl Ford is excited about the arrival of the 2015 Ford Focus this fall. Improving upon an already dominant platform is difficult to do, but Ford has made it happen by adding EcoBoost fuel economy engine options and enhanced safety features to improve on the already best-selling model. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140822/139025 The...

damaged reefs discourage new growth
2014-08-25 03:30:06

Brett Israel, Georgia Institute of Technology Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighborhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs. Damaged coral reefs emit chemical cues that repulse young coral and fish, discouraging them from settling in the degraded habitat, according to new research. The study shows for the first time that coral larvae can smell the difference between healthy and damaged reefs when they decide where to settle. Coral reefs are...

2014-08-25 12:20:55

Council reminds drivers to take extra caution while traveling ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council estimates 395 people will be killed and an additional 42,300 will be injured in car crashes during the Labor Day holiday weekend. The period begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 1. An evaluation of recent Labor Day holiday period fatality estimates is shown in the table below....


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Arenal Volcano
2014-08-28 11:31:44

Arenal Volcano, also known as Volcán Arenal, is an active stratovolcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. It can be found in Arenal Volcano National Park and was one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes until 2010. This volcano has a small crater and several eruptive vents and is the youngest of all active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano has produced some violent eruptions, including the eruption of 1968, which covered three villages, killed eighty-seven people, and...

Mount Nyiragongo
2014-08-28 11:22:30

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano that is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This volcano is part of the Virunga Mountains and is located in Virunga National Park. It reaches an elevation of 11,385 feet and has a crater that reaches 1.2 miles in width. This crater typically holds a lava lake that has varied between 2,000 and 10,660 feet in depth. It is not known how long this volcano has been active, but at least 34 eruptions have been recorded since 1882. Mount...

2014-08-28 11:14:31

Nevado del Ruiz, also known as La Mesa de Herveo, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of the Colombian territories, or departments, of Caldas and Tolima. It reaches an elevation of 17,457 and is shaped like a cone. This volcano is protected within Los Nevados National Natural Park, along with many other volcanoes, and it is a popular tourist destination. Winter activities like skiing are conducted here as well as hiking and fishing. Nevado del Ruiz is part of the...

Galeras
2014-08-28 10:56:28

Galeras is a stratovolcano that is located in Nariño, a Colombian controlled territory. This volcano, which reaches a height of 14,029 feet, is highly active and the most active volcano in Colombia. It primarily contains andesite and holds two calderas that were created by eruptions in the past 560,000 years. Although it is shaped like a horseshoe, eruptions have caused a cone shaped structure to build up in one of the calderas. It was labeled a Decade Volcano in 1991, despite its recent...

Chaitén
2014-08-28 10:38:21

Chaitén is a volcanic caldera that is located in southern Chile that reaches an elevation of 3,681 feet. It is thought that this volcano once held a rhyolite obsidian lava dome that reached 3,156 in height, but this was destroyed after its most recent eruption in 2008. In the past, this volcano has released grey obsidian, which was used by pre-Columbian cultures to make many objects, some of which have been found 250 miles away from the volcano. Chaitén experienced the beginning of a new...

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