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2014-08-12 12:27:59

Virulent Vibrio bacteria that live in warm ocean or tidal waters can turn a small cut into life-threatening flesh-eating disease. Here's what you can do to protect yourself. NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation (NNFF) today issued a public service alert about a potentially deadly bacterium called Vibrio vulnificus. "This microbe can get into the body through a tiny cut in the skin, causing a life-threatening infection,"...

2014-08-12 12:21:40

CALGARY, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - In its investigation report (R13C0008) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that the January 2013 collision between a tractor-trailer and a Canadian Pacific train at a level crossing was due to a number of factors, such as unfamiliarity with the route, a lack of compelling audio and visual cues at the crossing, and a restricted view from the truck's cab. The truck driver and two train crew members sustained minor...

2014-08-12 12:21:37

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After delivering almost three tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the crew of the International Space Station, Orbital Sciences Corporation's Cygnus cargo spacecraft, the SS Janice Voss, is scheduled to leave the station Friday, Aug. 15. NASA Television will provide live coverage of departure activities beginning at 6:15 a.m. EDT. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Ground controllers in the Mission...

2014-08-12 12:21:07

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- The all-new Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan earns the highest possible rating in each of six Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests that determine the vehicle safety rating -- Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan is loaded with a comprehensive array of 60 active and passive safety and security features including driver-warning/assist systems and state-of-the-art occupant restraints -- Approximately...

2014-08-12 08:24:10

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Witt O'Brien's, a global leader in risk management consulting services, today announced a new office opening in Mandan, North Dakota. The new office is located at 1411 27(th) Street NW, Suite B, Mandan, North Dakota and will be managed by Mr. Ralph Tirona. "While our main goal is to ensure that our existing clients and partners get the timely service and support they need, we look forward to offering our expertise to support the growth of...

2014-08-12 08:21:55

QUEBEC, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Havre St-Pierre, Quebec, to investigate a fire that occurred on board the passenger vessel La Relève II. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of...

2014-08-12 08:21:43

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrysler Group LLC today announced the establishment of a new office of Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance, led by Senior Vice President Scott Kunselman. Previously, the Company's global engineering group was responsible for vehicle safety and regulatory compliance. Effective immediately, this function will be served by a stand-alone organization, with Kunselman reporting directly to CEO Sergio Marchionne. This action will...

2014-08-12 08:21:26

Continental Mitsubishi receives latest seven-seat sport utility models COUNTRYSIDE, Ill., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Earning top grades from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in 2013 and 2014, Mitsubishi Outlander remains the industry-tested option for a trustworthy and dependable sport utility experience in northeastern Illinois and beyond. With new models available now at Continental Mitsubishi, Outlander renews its campaign to provide a safe and satisfying...

2014-08-11 23:03:56

The head of one of the nation’s leading safety leadership and development companies has released a new program. Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Representatives with safetyBUILT-IN (http://safetybuiltin.com/) announced today that it has released an online safety-leadership program, and in an effort to help those interested in the program to take advantage of it, the company is currently offering a free trial enrollment. “This is the online version of our wildly popular "From...

2014-08-11 23:03:48

Free training helps firefighters understand the warning signs of flashover and learn how to use new thermal imaging technology. Telford, PA (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Today Draeger announced that it will bring its Live Fire Training Roadshow to locations across the United States, beginning with a training event in Minneapolis August 15-16. Available to both professional and volunteer firefighters, this live fire experience is essential for departments that might not otherwise have access to...


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Villarrica
2014-08-19 11:03:54

Villarrica, also known as Rucapillán, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Chile and is protected within Villarrica National Park. This volcano is one of five known volcanoes to have a lava lake within its crater and it often produces strombolian eruptions that contain lava flows and incandescent pyroclasts. It is one of three volcanoes that occur along the Gastre Fault Zone, along with the less active Quetrupillán and Lanín volcanoes. During the Valdivia Interglacial, it...

Hoodoo Mountain
2014-08-19 10:23:50

Hoodoo Mountain is flat-topped stratovolcano that is located in British Columbia, Canada and is part of the Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province and the Pacific Ring of Fire. It is thought to be potentially active and was named for the needle like projections that protrude from it. These lava spines, or hoodoos, reach heights of 492 feet, making it the most distinct mountain in that area of the Boundary Ranges. Hoodoo Mountain is primarily flat-topped, which led volcanologist Jack Souther...

Socompa
2014-08-19 10:02:27

Socompa is a complex stratovolcano that can be found at the border of Chile and Argentina, reaching an elevation of 19,852 feet. This volcano is best known for its avalanche debris deposit, which have formed the Monturaqui Basin on its west side, the most noted example of this type of deposit in the world. It is a difficult volcano to visit, taking at least a day by vehicle traveling from the north or the west. Socompa is also known for the microbial ecosystems that occur near grasses at its...

Mount Erebus
2014-08-19 09:49:48

Mount Erebus is an active volcano that can be found on Ross Island in Antarctica. It is the second largest volcano in Antarctica, reaching a height of 12,448 feet. Sir James Clark Ross discovered it in 1841 in mid-eruption and named it and another volcano Mount Erebus and Mount Terror, after two of his ships. The first people to climb the volcano and reach its summit were part of Sir Ernest Shackleton's party, including Professor Edgeworth David, Jameson Adams, and Dr. Eric Marshall. Mount...

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...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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