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2014-04-14 23:07:15

With tornado season here, many Oklahoma homeowners are looking for a shelter or safe room to protect their families. Preferred Shelters has some tips to help consumers choose the best option to protect their families. Oklahoma City, Okla. (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 With severe storm season upon us, many Oklahoma homeowners are considering getting some kind of shelter installed to protect their families from future tornado outbreaks. However, with so many choices on the market today, many...

2014-04-14 23:06:35

Two thirds of Australian drivers don't know what ABS is so NRMA Insurance has launched a safety initiative to educate Australians about car safety technology and help reduce collisions on our roads. (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Sydney, NSW: A new survey by NRMA Insurance reveals a concerning lack of knowledge among Australian drivers about car safety technology. Despite 95 per cent of Australian drivers claiming safety is their first priority, worryingly only one in 10 drivers feel they are...

2014-04-14 23:02:19

Parker Waichman LLP applauds U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s efforts to promote and clarify little known tax breaks for 9/11 survivors and first responders. According to a press release from Senator Gillibrand’s office, disability payments made to 9/11 first responders and survivors are not taxable; additionally, the estates of those who died from September 11th injuries related to their rescue and recovery duties are entitled to an income tax refund of at least $10,000. Port...

2014-04-14 20:20:37

Newest recall notice states that airbags may not deploy in a crash CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Motors has announced yet another expansion of the ignition switch recall - one which will fix faulty lock cylinders. An April 10th news release announcing the newest defect also highlights the fact that ignition switches in the recalled cars can turn off due to the force caused by a collision, leading to air-bag non-deployment. Thomas J. Henry Injury...

2014-04-14 16:26:44

Insurance Experts Available to Discuss Importance of Preparedness and Insurance Protection ORLANDO, Fla., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the start of the Atlantic hurricane season barely two weeks away, the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) will have three of its insurance experts in Orlando at the National Hurricane Conference available to answer questions and provide media interviews. The I.I.I. staff at the conference can provide information on the economic impact of...

2014-04-14 16:22:03

40(th) Anniversary Forum commemorates Elliot Lake miners SUDBURY, ON, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - "The most important thing to come out of the mines is the miner," wrote Dr. James Ham in his 1976 Royal Commission report on the Health and Safety of Workers in Mines. The United Steelworkers (USW) shares that conviction, 40 years after Elliot Lake uranium miners went on a wildcat strike for better health and safety conditions. "Today all workers have laws to protect them, thanks to...

2014-04-14 16:22:01

Media Advisory from DTE Energy MONROE COUNTY, Mich., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are two exercises scheduled Tuesday at the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant with the potential to attract public attention. The first is a regularly scheduled emergency preparedness drill, which includes cooperative activity not only at the plant, but also at Monroe County and state emergency facilities. In addition, there will be drill activities at Monroe County Community College. These drills...

2014-04-14 16:20:58

Acquisition Reinforces Service King's Position as One of the Country's Largest Multi-Shop Operators RICHARDSON, Texas, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Service King Collision Repair Centers (Service King), a multi-shop operator of high-quality collision repair facilities, announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Sterling Collision Centers and its 62 stores. This acquisition will bring the total number of Service King locations to more than 170 across 20 states,...

2014-04-14 12:36:39

OTTAWA, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue: Many Sham el-Nessim celebrations include a traditional family meal. Certain salted fish products like fesikh, a traditional dish in the Egyptian community, represent an increased risk of botulism because of the way they are prepared. The fish used to make these salted fish dishes are not gutted before the ripening and salting process. This provides an opportunity for Clostridium botulinum bacteria that may be in the gut of the fish to grow...

2014-04-14 12:25:54

CLEVELAND, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the arrival of the spring landscaping and construction season, Dominion East Ohio reminds homeowners and excavating contractors to work safely and comply with state law by calling the Ohio Utilities Protection Service (OUPS), toll-free, at either 811 or 1-800-362-2764 before digging. State law requires customers and contractors to call OUPS at least two working days before digging to prevent potential injuries from accidental utility...


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Mercury Park Lane 1959
2014-04-17 12:46:27

Mercury automobiles was a brand of vehicles as a subsidy of the Ford Motor Company. It was established by the Edsel Ford in 1938. The Mercury brand was a luxury vehicle placed between the high end Ford and the base Lincoln models. In 1945, Mercury became half of the Lincoln division until it was phased out in 2011. The last Mercury produced was a Grand Marquis which left the assembly line on January 4, 2011. From 1958 to 1960, Edsel brand models were part of the Lincoln-Mercury group. The...

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...

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