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2014-10-17 23:00:54

US airports can now lease DeTect’s proven avian radar system to reduce bird-aircraft strikes and improve flight safety. Panama City, Florida (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 DeTect, Inc. (http://www.detect-inc.com) today announced that through a partnership with a major national leasing firm DeTect can offer competitive operating lease and lease-purchase financing to US airports for its MERLIN Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance Radar system that includes the system, delivery, installation,...

2014-10-17 23:00:42

While the world is understandably focused on the appropriate protocols and protective gear for health care workers, the critical role of nursing education must also be considered. The National League for Nursing endorses the need to co-create partnerships between academic and clinical practice to strengthen the educational foundation for providing safe, effective quality care. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 News that two nurses in Dallas have been infected with the deadly Ebola...

2014-10-17 23:00:24

October is National Window Covering Safety Month, making this month all about keeping children safe and protected. And it all starts with window covering safety. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 In 2014 alone, seven children have already died from window covering cord accidents. Every child is precious, and Select Blinds is doing more than just complying with modern safety standards, ensuring that every child is safe in their own homes. With the help of Select Blinds, consumers...

2014-10-17 20:20:21

An unsettling rise in collisions due to distracted driving reinforces the importance of the expert personal injury legal team at the Law Offices of Burg & Brock, Inc. LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In December 2013, Sheriff's Deputy Andrew Wood's squad car struck and killed former Napster executive and entertainment attorney Milt Olin as he rode his bicycle down the bike lane on Los Angeles's Mulholland Drive. The Santa Barbara Independent reports that that the officer...

2014-10-17 16:20:42

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boeing has successfully completed the final milestone of its Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) Space Act Agreement with NASA. The work and testing completed under the agreement resulted in significant maturation of Boeing's crew transportation system, including the CST-100 spacecraft and Atlas V rocket. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA in July approved the Critical Design Review Board...

2014-10-17 16:20:31

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the world's largest Flight Attendant union representing nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants at 19 carriers, today notified Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain and key federal agencies overseeing aviation safety and health of protective and response measures needed to support aviation's first responders and safe air travel. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110302/DC58223LOGO "Given...

2014-10-17 12:30:48

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Jersey residents and businesses affected by severe storms and flooding on August 12, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO Administrator Contreras-Sweet made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov. Chris Christie on October 6, requesting a disaster...

2014-10-17 12:25:47

Featuring 12 World-Class Athletes, including X-Games Gold Medalist, Nick Goepper TRUCKEE, Calif., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The High Fives Foundation announces the release of the fourth installation of their B.A.S.I.C.S. Program Service in a documentary titled, "#KnowYourPark." The film will be available online at 10 A.M. EDT on October 17 paralleling the world premiere cinematic event in Truckee, Calif. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141016/152676 #KnowYourPark is a...

2014-10-17 12:24:12

DUBLIN, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Investment Prospect Analysis on Hazardous Waste Treatment Market in China, 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 In 2013, the total output of hazardous waste in China was 34.65 million tons, slightly dropped compared that of 2012 which was 34.9 million tons. However, the above data are published by Environmental Protection Department, and they are...

2014-10-17 12:23:07

Hawaii and Bermuda under Threat of Major Storms NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pacific and Atlantic oceans are the site this week of separate weather events that highlight the inherent risks of living on an island, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). In the central Pacific, more than two months after Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall on the Big Island, Tropical Storm Ana is reminding Hawaii residents of the need for the right...


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Irazú Volcano
2014-10-04 18:35:23

Irazú Volcano, known as Volcán Irazú in Spanish, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Costa Rica. The origin of the volcano’s name is unknown, but it is thought to be a variant of the word Iztarú, which is the name of a village that was near the volcano, or a mixture of the words ara, meaning point, and tzu, meaning thunder. It is locally known as The Colossus due to large past eruptions. This volcano is located within Irazú Volcano National Park, which holds montane forests...

Rincón de la Vieja
2014-10-04 18:29:11

Rincón de la Vieja is an active complex volcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. Its name, meaning The Old Woman's Corner, refers to a legend that says that a woman’s lover was thrown into the volcano by her father, after which she lived on the volcano as a recluse. This volcano reaches 6,286 feet in elevation and is the tallest volcano in Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Visitors were once permitted to climb up to the crater, but a recent eruption caused this area to...

Cotopaxi
2014-10-04 18:16:10

Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. This volcano, reaching an elevation of 19,347 feet above sea level, is the second tallest volcano in Ecuador and one of the tallest active volcanoes in the world. The origin of its name is unknown, but some sources say that it means Neck of the Moon in the language of the indigenous people and it has been considered sacred in their culture. Cotopaxi is shaped like a cone that is almost...

Mount Hudson
2014-10-04 18:07:58

Mount Hudson, also known as Volcán Hudson, is an active stratovolcano that is located in southern Chile, named after 9th-century Chilean Navy hydrographer Francisco Hudson. Its summit, which is covered in glaciers, holds a caldera that was created from a large eruption that occurred in 4750 BCE or 1890 BCE. Based on evidence found at the Los Toldos archaeological site, it is thought that the early eruption destroyed most settlements in the area at that time. Modern eruptions occurred in...

Karthala
2014-10-04 18:01:05

Karthala, also known  as Mount Karthala, is an active shield volcano that is located in the island nation of Comoros. Along with a smaller shield volcano, this volcano makes up the largest island in the archipelago known as Grande Comore and it reaches an elevation of 7,746 feet. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the area, erupting at least twenty times since the beginning of the nineteenth century. These eruptions have mostly affected the volcano’s caldera, leaving the majority of...

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