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2014-10-07 16:28:21

ATLANTA, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the opening of a Business Recovery Center Wednesday, October 8, 2014 to assist business owners in applying for low interest disaster loans. These loans are made available due to the SBA disaster declaration as a result of severe storms and flooding on Aug. 11-13, 2014 in Michigan. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO The disaster declaration covers the counties of...

2014-10-07 16:28:07

ATLANTA, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Pike County, Pennsylvania as a result of drought that began August 15, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO "This county is eligible...

2014-10-07 16:21:25

MONTREAL, Oct. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to the site of a runway excursion involving an Air Canada aircraft at the Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Quebec. 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....

2014-10-07 16:21:17

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants at 19 airlines, today called on government and public health officials to collaborate on more extensive health screenings of passengers travelling from areas affected by the current Ebola outbreak. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110302/DC58223LOGO In a statement, the union said recent events have shown that, today, the airlines and...

2014-10-07 16:21:14

WINNIPEG, Oct. 7 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to the site of a derailment involving a Canadian National freight train near Clair, Saskatchewan, approximately 200 kilometres east of Saskatoon. The derailed cars were carrying dangerous goods and fires were reported. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation...

2014-10-07 12:33:52

ATLANTA, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in North Carolina as a result of excessive rain and flooding that began on July 3, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO The loans are available in...

2014-10-07 12:33:47

ATLANTA, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in the counties of Oxford and York in Maine as a result of extreme temperature fluctuations, excessive cold, frosts and freezes on Dec. 1, 2013 through April 30, 2014....

2014-10-07 12:33:45

ATLANTA, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in the counties of Caledonia, Essex, Orange, Windham and Windsor in Vermont as a result of extreme temperature fluctuations, excessive cold, frosts and freezes on Dec. 1,...

2014-10-07 12:33:42

ATLANTA, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes in New Hampshire as a result of extreme temperature fluctuations, excessive cold, frosts and freezes on Dec. 1, 2013 through April 30, 2014....

2014-10-07 12:21:41

The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson representing teenager injured in fatal wreck DALLAS, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson in Dallas has filed a negligence lawsuit on behalf of a 19-year-old college student who was critically injured when a distracted tractor-trailer driver collided with the van carrying her and other members of a college softball team last month in Oklahoma. Four young women were killed and others were injured. The lawsuit was filed...


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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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