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2014-08-06 12:20:54

QUEBEC, Aug. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, where the MV Federal Katsura has grounded off the McLean Export Dock on St. Mary's River. 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...

2014-08-05 23:09:29

VLEDS, the leader in state-of-the-art LED headlights, fog lights, brake lights, turn signal lights, light bars, accent lights, and more for an incredibly wide range of automobiles, is announcing that it is expanding its already large line of daytime running lights. Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 For safety and style, VLEDS lights are optimal for just about any automobile model. Now, VLEDS has expanded its daytime running lights line, available currently on its website at...

2014-08-05 23:07:21

W.R. John Morgan Brings a Wealth of Experience in Steel Toe Shoe Covers and PPE Products Newmarket, ON (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Bottomline Safety Inc.®, an online international distributor of safety toe shoe covers from leading vendors such as Wilkuro, Impacto, Steel-Flex and Osborn, today announced that W.R. John Morgan has joined the firm as General Manager. John has spent over ten years in the occupational health and safety industry with a strong focus on temporary protective...

2014-08-05 23:07:15

OnRamp brings together industry professionals from NeverFail and EMC to discuss disaster recovery and business continuity solutions as part of a three-part web series. Click the links within this news release to register for each event. Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 OnRamp, an industry leading high security and hybrid hosting solutions provider with data center locations in Austin, TX and Raleigh, NC, announced today that the company will host a webinar series centered on the topic...

2014-08-05 23:04:46

Advanced Nursing Research Includes New Features to Improve Nursing Practice IPSWICH, Mass. (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Nurses looking for information to help provide the best care possible to their patients can now turn to Nursing Reference Center Plus™ from EBSCO Health. The evidence-based clinical decision support tool was created by nurses for nurses and is designed to improve nursing practice and positively impact patient care. Nursing Reference Center Plus is the most advanced nursing...

2014-08-05 23:01:32

Veteran storm chaser Martin Lisius has battled fierce tornadoes and incredible Hurricane Katrina surge. In his new book, "The Ultimate Severe Weather Safety Guide," he shares the insight he has gained to teach others how to stay safe, and survive the storm. Arlington, Texas (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Veteran storm chaser Martin Lisius has released a new book titled “The Ultimate Severe Weather Safety Guide.” It is currently available in paperback (76 pages) and on Kindle (83...

2014-08-05 16:21:04

WINNIPEG, Aug. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team to the Winnipeg International Airport, where a landing aircraft had to go around to avoid an aircraft in the runway area. Risk of collisions on runways is a TSB Watchlist issue. Watch the video! The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its...

2014-08-05 12:21:40

NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina, August 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HESCO Bastion Inc have been awarded the US Army Core of Engineers, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ), contract for the supply of HESCO(R) Flood Lined units for the National Flood Fight Centre, Rock Island, Illinois. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140211/668231-a ) HESCO defensive barriers are best known for protecting soldiers from attack during deployment in conflict...

food safety on social media
2014-08-05 03:15:54

Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University To help protect public health, researchers from North Carolina State University have developed guidelines on how to use social media to communicate effectively about food safety. “In a crisis context, the framework can be used by health officials, businesses or trade organizations affected by foodborne illness to help them reach key audiences with information that could be used to reduce the risk of foodborne illness,” says Dr. Ben...

2014-08-05 08:38:11

HOUSTON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation registered an outstanding safety performance in 2013 with its total recordable incident rate (TRIR) being less than half of the refining industry average. According to industry figures recently released by the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), the industry average last year was 0.48, while CITGO recorded a rate of 0.23. "These results show that at CITGO, we are deeply committed to health and safety....


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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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