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2014-04-08 12:32:56

Health Canada posts Diane-35 Safety Review Summary and works with partners on a prescriber checklist as first step OTTAWA, April 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today delivered on a commitment to begin transparently publishing drug safety reviews. The Minister committed to providing Canadians with access to Health Canada drug safety reviews with the posting of a summary of the safety review of the acne treatment Diane-35. This is the first...

2014-04-08 12:31:56

New Partnership Extends the National Representation of Focused Pain Relief Transdermal Compounded Medications VICTOR, N.Y., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FPR Specialty Pharmacy, developer of Focused Pain Relief--customized transdermal compounded medications for pain and inflammation--announced today that the company has entered into a partnership with RS Medical of Vancouver, Wash. In this partnership, RS Medical will be providing services to educate and support physicians in their...

2014-04-08 12:23:21

PITTSBURGH, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures, announced today that it will broadcast a first quarter 2014 earnings conference call live via the Internet on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The call will last approximately 45 minutes. Investors and interested parties will have the opportunity to listen...

2014-04-08 12:21:57

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to prevent deadly product safety disasters - such as the GM ignition switch failure -- Ralph Nader, the Center for Progressive Reform and the Center for Corporate Policy called for enacting long-overdue criminal liability for product supervisors who know their products are dangerous or deadly, yet fail to tell federal regulators of these dangers. Nader and the groups sent the letters today to the chairs and ranking...

2014-04-08 12:21:32

Twenty Five Chinese Students Master the Rigors of Year-Long US Pilot Training Program Concentrating on Safety PHOENIX, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After 12 months of books, homework, aviation English lessons, and flying under all kinds of conditions and flight simulations at TransPac Aviation Academy, 25 Chinese students have earned their way to become pilots in China and worldwide. On April 10(th) at 10 am, the Chinese students will receive their graduation certificates and their...

2014-04-08 12:20:59

2013 Number Lowest Since Recordkeeping Started in 1928 HARRISBURG, Pa., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of highway deaths on Pennsylvania roads tumbled to a record low last year when 1,208 were recorded, the lowest number since recordkeeping began in 1928, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch announced today. "Though Pennsylvania has made significant progress in reducing highway crashes and deaths, our efforts to ensure that all travelers reach their destinations...

2014-04-08 12:20:28

ARLINGTON, Va., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today launched two separate online surveys targeting commercial driver input on critical operational issues - impacts from the new Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules and detention time impacts on safety and productivity. The first on HOS impacts is a continuation of the driver data collection first reported in the November 2013 ATRI release, Operational and Economic Impacts of the...

2014-04-08 12:20:11

- Pressure sensor-based Pedestrian Protection System (PPS pSAT) reduces pedestrian injuries in collisions. AUBURN HILLS and DETROIT, Mich., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental, a leading international automotive supplier, received the 2014 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers Contribution to Excellence) Award for its Pressure sensor-based Pedestrian Protection System (PPS pSAT). This marks Continental's third PACE Award win in just two years. Continental's...

2014-04-08 08:35:35

The DragonForce app provides first responders - personnel tracking, file sharing, text messaging and whiteboarding on their smartphone or tablet PHILADELPHIA, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent shooting at Fort Hood and mudslide in Washington underscore the critical need for improved communication and more effective team coordination. Philadelphia-based software company Drakontas LLC is working with law enforcement and emergency responders to develop unique software tools to...

2014-04-08 08:25:41

OOLTEWAH, Tennessee, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year in the United States, the exposure to harmful substances and environments has an economic cost impact of over half a billion dollars, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration cites that more than 800,000 shipments of hazardous materials (hazmat) are transported in trucks every day in the United States - exposing thousands of shipment companies to the...


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Hualālai
2014-04-10 12:06:55

Hualālai is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is one of five volcanoes that form the island. It reaches an elevation of 8,271 feet and is thought to have emerged from the sea about 300,000 years ago, making it the third youngest volcano on the island. Its shape is rough compared to younger volcanoes and it holds three rift zones that are covered with over one hundred cinder cones and spatter cones. Although it does not hold a caldera at its summit, it does...

Zubair Group
2014-04-10 10:08:46

Zubair Group, also known as Zubayr Group or Al Zubair Group, is a chain of volcanic islands belonging to Yemen that are located on top of a shield volcano in the Red Sea. Zubair Group The largest island, known as Zubair, is among the youngest islands, which also include Saba, Saddle, and Haycock. The shield volcano underneath the islands began a period of eruptions and eventually quieted down, followed by a period of explosive and effusive eruptions that formed the islands that are present...

Kohala
2014-04-10 10:03:58

Kohala is an extinct shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 5,480 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island of Hawaii and is thought to be about one million years old, although it only emerged from the sea about 500,000 years ago. Because its last eruption is thought to have occurred about 120,000 years ago, based on studies conducted on hardened lava flows, this volcano is not thought to pose a threat to inhabitants on the island....

Askja
2014-04-09 16:13:20

Askja is an active stratovolcano that is located in the isolated central highlands in Iceland. It reaches an elevation of 4,974 feet and its name literally means caldera, or box, in the Icelandic language. The area can only be reached during a period of a few months and because it located in the rain shadow of the Vatnajökull glacier to the northeast, it only receives 17.7 inches of rain per year. One of Askja’s smaller craters holds a lake known as Öskjuvatn, which is often frozen over...

Santa María Volcano
2014-04-09 10:58:40

Santa María Volcano is an active stratovolcano that is located in Guatemala and is part of the Sierra Madre, a string of volcanoes that stretches across the western side of Guatemala. The volcanoes in this string were formed by subduction activity, when the Cocos Plate moved under the Caribbean Plate. An eruption in 1902 produced a crater that now holds a lava dome known as Santiaguito, which was created during another eruption in 1922. These domes hold active vents and in 1929, part of the...

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