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2014-09-10 23:09:14

Hastings and Hastings, a discount Phoenix personal injury law group that has saved clients more than $11 million in recent year’s reports now having saved a client over $166,000 in a wrongful death claim. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Hastings and Hastings, a discount Phoenix personal injury law group that has saved clients more than $11 million in recent year’s reports now having saved a client over $166,000 in a wrongful death claim. This trusted name in Phoenix personal...

2014-09-10 23:01:05

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety has teamed up with the International Economic Development Council to provide small businesses, local communities and business organizations with powerful emergency preparedness information and a special toolkit. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 During the next live episode of the Code Red! radio show specifically dedicated to personal security, safety and emergency preparedness issues across America and around the world, host...

2014-09-10 20:21:32

Proposed revisions in the process safety management standard will be reviewed OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has scheduled a Process Safety Management (PSM) advisory committee meeting to review proposed changes to Cal/OSHA's PSM standard. The changes focus on strengthening regulatory oversight on California's oil refineries. The two-day meeting is open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, September 16 and...

2014-09-10 16:26:57

Generic Pharmaceutical Companies Aid Haiti's Battle with Chikungunya -- Health officials anticipate that up to 50 percent of the population will be affected by the outbreak. The most recent numbers for Haiti record nearly 65,000 suspected cases. -- Apotex, Inc. donates more than $2.2 M in medical supplies to Direct Relief for chikungunya response. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Sept. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - As the mosquito-borne...

2014-09-10 16:23:11

Young professionals honored for exceptional safety contributions ITASCA, Ill., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council is proud to announce the new class of NSC Rising Stars of Safety, presented by DuPont Sustainable Solutions. Honorees will be recognized at the 2014 NSC Congress & Expo on Sept. 16. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/MM23334-b "We are pleased to continue our support of the NSC Rising Stars of Safety program, acknowledging the safety...

2014-09-10 12:28:46

SEATTLE, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that it will commit $50 million to support the scale up of emergency efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and interrupt transmission of the virus. The foundation will immediately release flexible funds to United Nations agencies and international organizations involved in the response to enable them and national governments to purchase badly needed supplies and...

2014-09-10 12:20:34

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Sept. 10 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its report (A13O0125) into the 4 July 2013 accident involving a privately-registered Cessna 182 equipped with amphibious floats. While conducting a visual approach to Runway 27 at Griffith Island, Ontario, the overweight aircraft aerodynamically stalled and collided with the water approximately 1000 feet south-east of the runway threshold. The three occupants of the aircraft...

2014-09-10 08:32:39

Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety advises patients even "minor" surgery can have major risks CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) released today four lessons learned from the death of comedian Joan Rivers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131024/CG03341LOGO The recent death of Joan Rivers is a reminder that even "minor" procedures can have major risks and "hidden harm." Michael Wong, JD Executive...

2014-09-10 08:21:53

Denver staffing agency J. Kent Staffing has won a contract for the National Transportation & Safety Board's Colorado Region. DENVER, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Denver staffing agency J. Kent Staffing (J. Kent), through its GSA Schedule 736 Temporary Administrative and Professional Staffing Services (TAPS) contract, has been awarded a contract for administrative support staffing for the National Transportation and Safety Board's (NTSB) Central Region. (Photo -...

2014-09-10 08:20:42

Creating extraordinary customer care experiences while also empowering employees to WOW customers and "do the right thing," drives differentiation for MAYFIELD COLLISION CENTERS SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MAYFIELD COLLISION CENTERS (MCC), recently awarded 1 of the Top 10 Auto Body shops in the USA, is proud to be recognized by ERC as one of Northeast Ohio's best places to work! NorthCoast 99 recognizes the 99 best workplaces for top talent in the 22-county...


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Arenal Volcano
2014-08-28 11:31:44

Arenal Volcano, also known as Volcán Arenal, is an active stratovolcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. It can be found in Arenal Volcano National Park and was one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes until 2010. This volcano has a small crater and several eruptive vents and is the youngest of all active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano has produced some violent eruptions, including the eruption of 1968, which covered three villages, killed eighty-seven people, and...

Mount Nyiragongo
2014-08-28 11:22:30

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano that is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This volcano is part of the Virunga Mountains and is located in Virunga National Park. It reaches an elevation of 11,385 feet and has a crater that reaches 1.2 miles in width. This crater typically holds a lava lake that has varied between 2,000 and 10,660 feet in depth. It is not known how long this volcano has been active, but at least 34 eruptions have been recorded since 1882. Mount...

2014-08-28 11:14:31

Nevado del Ruiz, also known as La Mesa de Herveo, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of the Colombian territories, or departments, of Caldas and Tolima. It reaches an elevation of 17,457 and is shaped like a cone. This volcano is protected within Los Nevados National Natural Park, along with many other volcanoes, and it is a popular tourist destination. Winter activities like skiing are conducted here as well as hiking and fishing. Nevado del Ruiz is part of the...

Galeras
2014-08-28 10:56:28

Galeras is a stratovolcano that is located in Nariño, a Colombian controlled territory. This volcano, which reaches a height of 14,029 feet, is highly active and the most active volcano in Colombia. It primarily contains andesite and holds two calderas that were created by eruptions in the past 560,000 years. Although it is shaped like a horseshoe, eruptions have caused a cone shaped structure to build up in one of the calderas. It was labeled a Decade Volcano in 1991, despite its recent...

Chaitén
2014-08-28 10:38:21

Chaitén is a volcanic caldera that is located in southern Chile that reaches an elevation of 3,681 feet. It is thought that this volcano once held a rhyolite obsidian lava dome that reached 3,156 in height, but this was destroyed after its most recent eruption in 2008. In the past, this volcano has released grey obsidian, which was used by pre-Columbian cultures to make many objects, some of which have been found 250 miles away from the volcano. Chaitén experienced the beginning of a new...

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