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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...

2014-08-11 20:23:43

LONDON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Brazil, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/1591729/Personal-Accident-and-Health-Insurance-in-Brazil-Key-Trends-and-Opportunities-to-2018.htmlSynopsisThe report provides in depth market analysis, information and insights into the Brazilian personal accident and health insurance segment, including:-- The Brazilian...

2014-08-11 20:22:02

New standard focuses on public safety by preventing damage to underground utility lines SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced a new, first-of-its-kind excavation safety standard at an event for construction professionals. The Gold Shovel Standard, created by PG&E, will ensure that contractors doing excavation work for PG&E demonstrate a commitment to safe digging....

2014-08-11 16:31:05

Dispatcher is Honored with SmartSave Award After She Uses Smart911 to Interact with a Child Caller OWENSBORO, Ky., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, June 7, Neal Ann Keelin was working a typical shift at the Owensboro-Daviess County 9-1-1 Center when she received a not so typical call. On the other end of the phone was a young child. Keelin could hear the child, but because the call was made on a mobile phone, was unable to determine the exact location. Additionally, the...

2014-08-11 16:28:18

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by Dr. Unni Krishnan, Head of Disaster Preparedness and Response, Plan International: The current Ebola outbreak, the most severe and complex in history, is now making its impact felt worldwide. The deadly disease has killed more than 960 people so far in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. Seven additional West African countries (Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Mali, Ghana, Benin, Burkina Faso, and...

2014-08-11 16:21:03

During the Month of August, Customers That Get their Vehicle Repaired at Da-Les and Share their Experience on Social Media will be Eligible for a Complimentary First Aid Kit SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Da-Les Auto Body, a full service auto body repair facility located in Sunnyvale, Calif., has just announced that they are celebrating Safety Awareness Month with a very special giveaway. Throughout the month of August, customers that bring in their vehicle...

2014-08-11 12:30:59

WEA Property & Casualty Insurance Co. selects the 4Sight business intelligence product for their organization. AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 4Sight Business Intelligence, Inc., a leading provider of off-the-shelf property & casualty specific business intelligence products, announced that WEA Property & Casualty Insurance Co. has chosen 4Sight Business Intelligence for Property & Casualty Insurance. "We were looking for a business intelligence solution...

2014-08-11 12:23:04

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, on Aug. 11 (8/11), San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is reminding customers about the importance of calling 8-1-1 before you dig. Last year, nearly 260 natural gas lines were damaged by third-party contractors or residents, a significant increase from the same time period in 2012. Calling 811 or Underground Service Alert will help avoid possible injury or damage to hidden gas lines or service interruption (video link). "Damaging a...


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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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