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2014-06-28 23:03:09

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) and Vubiz, an e-learning solutions company, recently celebrated a ten year milestone of collaboration, providing credible and accessible online health and safety training to working Canadians. Los Angeles, CA and Toronto, ON (PRWEB) June 28, 2014 The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) and Vubiz, an e-learning solutions company, recently celebrated a ten year milestone of collaboration, providing...

2014-06-28 13:20:53

Arizona State University Chlorinated chemicals perform a host of societally useful functions, but they also have a dark side. Once their use life has ended, such agents often become environmental contaminants, sometimes resistant to bioremediation. In a series of new studies, Anca Delgado, a researcher at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, examines unique groups of microorganisms, capable of converting hazardous chlorinated chemicals like trichloroetheene (or TCE) into...

2014-06-28 12:23:35

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) On the heels of the 2014 hurricane season, researchers are calling for home parenteral and enteral nutrition (HPEN) consumers and their homecare providers to have a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan (EPP) to ensure that special needs are met during the time of a disaster. In a paper published today in the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition's (A.S.P.E.N.) Nutrition in Clinical Practice journal,...

2014-06-28 08:21:22

HARTFORD, Conn., June 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) and the Lightning Safety Alliance (LSA) are sponsoring a "Building Lightning Safe Communities Campaign" as a continuation of its recent initiative to provide lightning protection resources to the public and the fire safety community. LPI-certified master installer firms are participating in the campaign to provide complimentary lightning protection systems for designated fire stations...

tsunami earthquakes
2014-06-28 05:08:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online “Sticking points” in the Earth’s tectonic plates caused by extinct undersea volcanoes could be responsible for producing tsunami earthquakes, a discovery which could lead to improved detection of these rare seismic events. Tsunami earthquakes typically occur at relatively shallow ocean depths and are typically of lower magnitude. However, they can create extremely large tsunamis, with earthquakes measuring as little as 5.6...

2014-06-27 23:07:59

Celebrates Grand Opening with Donation to Cedar Hill High School Lewisville, Texas (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 First Choice Emergency Room opened its new Cedar Hill facility at 7am today. The facility is First Choice Emergency Room’s 38th facility systemwide and 16th facility in Dallas – Fort Worth. The new Cedar Hill facility is located at 850 Highway 67 North, Cedar Hill, Texas 75104 and is open 24-7. “Our entire team is pleased to be a part of this new facility and look forward to...

2014-06-27 23:07:53

GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay $105 million to settle claims by California, New York, and more than 40 other states that it illegally promoted three of its antidepressants and asthma drugs. Flood Law Group is investigating potential Paxil claims in light of this recent settlement. (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay $105 million to settle claims by California, New York, and more than 40 other states that it illegally promoted three of its antidepressants and asthma drugs,...

2014-06-27 23:04:22

ASPCA’s first-ever interactive mobile app provides pet owners with research-based tips and tools for recovering lost pets. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Nearly one-in-five pets goes missing after being scared by the sound of fireworks, thunderstorms or other loud noises according to recent survey findings. Because having the right information handy is key when the unthinkable happens, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has...

2014-06-27 23:03:34

North American commercial aviation flight systems market is segmented on the basis of aircraft types and geography. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-flight-management-systems-5545315829.html (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 The report deals with Flight Management Systems which mainly aims at integrating navigation, flight parameters and navigation to get a systematic and consolidated auto flight control which maximizes the aircraft efficiency. Flight Safety is the major concern...

2014-06-27 20:22:06

Global Fire Technologies, Inc. has proven to be the ideal Southern California company for fire alarm installation and other fire safety needs LOS ANGELES, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is a terrific season to enjoy recreation and relaxation, but it also brings with it a heightened risk of property damage or injury due to uncontrolled fire - particularly in Southern California. Fortunately, residents of the Los Angeles region are never far from the premier fire protection...


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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...

Hualālai
2014-04-10 12:06:55

Hualālai is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is one of five volcanoes that form the island. It reaches an elevation of 8,271 feet and is thought to have emerged from the sea about 300,000 years ago, making it the third youngest volcano on the island. Its shape is rough compared to younger volcanoes and it holds three rift zones that are covered with over one hundred cinder cones and spatter cones. Although it does not hold a caldera at its summit, it does...

Zubair Group
2014-04-10 10:08:46

Zubair Group, also known as Zubayr Group or Al Zubair Group, is a chain of volcanic islands belonging to Yemen that are located on top of a shield volcano in the Red Sea. Zubair Group The largest island, known as Zubair, is among the youngest islands, which also include Saba, Saddle, and Haycock. The shield volcano underneath the islands began a period of eruptions and eventually quieted down, followed by a period of explosive and effusive eruptions that formed the islands that are present...

Kohala
2014-04-10 10:03:58

Kohala is an extinct shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 5,480 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island of Hawaii and is thought to be about one million years old, although it only emerged from the sea about 500,000 years ago. Because its last eruption is thought to have occurred about 120,000 years ago, based on studies conducted on hardened lava flows, this volcano is not thought to pose a threat to inhabitants on the island....

Askja
2014-04-09 16:13:20

Askja is an active stratovolcano that is located in the isolated central highlands in Iceland. It reaches an elevation of 4,974 feet and its name literally means caldera, or box, in the Icelandic language. The area can only be reached during a period of a few months and because it located in the rain shadow of the Vatnajökull glacier to the northeast, it only receives 17.7 inches of rain per year. One of Askja’s smaller craters holds a lake known as Öskjuvatn, which is often frozen over...

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