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2014-09-08 23:09:17

A lucky educator will win $2,500 from California Casualty to pay for classroom supplies, materials or other important items. The deadline to enter for the Academic Award is September 19. San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 School has just begun across America, bringing excitement to the classroom, new projects and, unfortunately, many educators with an empty wallet. California Casualty is ready to help with the $2,500 Academic Award; the deadline to enter is September 19. The...

2014-09-08 23:08:54

New service for members extends Guidepoint protection outside the vehicle, around the country. Fort Worth, Texas (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Guidepoint Systems, provider of GPS-based products and services for drivers and individuals, announced a new personal safety service for its members and their families. LifeLine Assistance enables users to access police, medical or fire response instantly through an installed app on the user’s smartphone. The new service extends Guidepoint’s layer...

2014-09-08 23:04:38

The head of one of the nation’s leading safety leadership and development companies has released a new eBook that covers 50 different topics on how to improve your safety leadership. Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Representatives with safetyBUILT-IN (http://safetybuiltin.com/) announced today that it has released a new eBook entitled: “50 Things You MUST Know About Improving Your SAFETY LEADERSHIP.” “Our “10 Things” e-book series has been around for a few years now,...

2014-09-08 23:03:47

Purchase marks 30-year history of CHP operating Airbus Helicopters products. GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract for the purchase of up to 15 AS350B3e AStar helicopters by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The initial order is for three helicopters, with deliveries beginning in December. The contract is for three years, with two one-year options. Other state and local government...

2014-09-08 23:02:52

Best practices for concussion safety education will be among the topics addressed at the groundbreaking youth sports health and safety SmartTeams Play Safe™: Protecting the Health & Safety of the Whole Child In Youth Sports By Implementing Best Practices summit on Monday, September 15, 2014 at Harvard Medical School in Boston, sponsored by MomsTEAM Institute, a leading youth sports health and safety think tank and watchdog group. Concord, MA (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Best...

2014-09-08 23:02:16

A new white paper, titled “Complying with CMS' Emergency Preparedness Rule: Implementing an Effective Communications Plan,” provides background of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services emergency preparedness proposal and an effective solution based on past and current health care disasters. Ormond Beach, FL (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Emergency Communications Network (ECN) has released a white paper regarding the need for health care organizations to implement a...

2014-09-08 23:01:14

Muller will assume responsibility for Dam Safety, Safety and Occupational Health, Law Enforcement and Security of Reclamation facilities WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Bureau of Reclamation Acting Commissioner Lowell Pimley has named Bruce C Muller, Jr. as the Director of Security, Safety and Law Enforcement. He will start his new position on September 21, 2014. "Reclamation has built and managed dams to deliver water and power for more than 100 years," Pimley said....

2014-09-08 23:00:16

Weather Analytics leverages hyper-local climate data to launch streamlined, cost effective solution to identify potentially fraudulent claims at the property level with the introduction of Weather Verification Reports. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 The forensic analysis of property loss damage reportedly caused by weather requires both timely and precise high-resolution climate data. Weather Analytics, a rapidly expanding DC-based data and analytics firm, has leveraged its team...

2014-09-08 12:29:30

"Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con)" teaches civilians life-saving techniques shown to dramatically increase casualty survival. CLINTON, Miss., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) announced a new education course that teaches civilians the same life-saving bleeding control techniques learned in Iraq and Afghanistan, and shown to dramatically increase casualty survival. "Bleeding Control for the Injured," aka "B-Con,"...

2014-09-08 08:21:25

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Through a new alliance between ADEPT Driver and Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy, students of the Los Angeles-based academy will now benefit from the scientifically proven teenSMART crash reduction program. The teenSMART program was created by ADEPT Driver, a California company that uses scientific methods to develop crash reduction programs that are proven to be effective. The Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy now includes teenSMART's curriculum...


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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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Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'