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arthur Aqua satellite
2014-07-03 09:13:18

Rob Gutro, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center [ Watch the Video: Space Station Cameras And Crew Capture Views Of Tropical Storm Arthur ] When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Arthur on July 2 at 2:50 p.m. EDT on July 2, it saw a cloud-covered eye as the storm was on the way to becoming a hurricane. This visible image of Tropical Storm Arthur was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite....

2014-07-03 08:25:26

BUFFALO, N.Y., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to campus and regional flooding encountered during Hurricanes Irene & Lee, emergency managers at Colgate University identified that they needed an emergency management system to allow key staff members to share information and coordinate their response. Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) was the logical choice to meet these needs because Colgate University emergency managers were already familiar with DisasterLAN (DLAN)...

2014-07-03 08:20:38

QUÉBEC, July 3, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Montreal, Quebec, following the death of a crewmember aboard the bulk carrier Tian Bai Feng. 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 function of the Board to...

2014-07-02 23:13:20

US Federal Contractor Registration is encouraging businesses to become registered FEMA contractors to help in the relief efforts and debris removal when Tropical Storm Arthur hits the east coast of the country for 4th of July weekend. Washington D.C. (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 The National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida is reporting the the creation of a small tropical cyclone formation just east of the Central Florida Atlantic Coast. Currently the low pressure area of the storm is about...

2014-07-02 23:13:18

The Center for Health Affairs' June 2014 Policy Snapshot – More Than an Empty Plate: The Link Between Hunger and Health – examines food insecurity and the negative consequences it has on health. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Most often, an assessment of the American diet leads to the conclusion that the problem is excess: too much sugar, too much fat, too much snacking and overly large portion sizes. But it’s not just excess that can lead to health problems. Food...

2014-07-02 23:12:57

Randolph Maul, MD, FACEP Welcomed to His New Role Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 First Choice Emergency Room, the largest network of independent freestanding emergency rooms in the United States, named Randolph Maul, MD, FACEP as the Medical Director of its new Colorado Springs - North facility. “We are pleased to announce Dr. Maul will be leading our third facility in Colorado Springs,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room....

2014-07-02 23:12:01

New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm weighs in on the anthrax scare at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 In June, over 80 Atlanta-based workers for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were potentially exposed to anthrax. A highly secure lab accidentally sent a batch of live anthrax to a less-secure laboratory that was not equipped to handle the live...

2014-07-02 23:11:24

UL Listed Motorized Window Shade Systems Cited 2014 Most Innovative Concept for Health & Environmental Safety Louisville, CO (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Insolroll Window Shading Systems' UL Listed Motorized Window Shade Systems have been recognized with a 2014 WCMA Product Award. Insolroll's product, featuring EnviroScreen fabric, was cited the Most Innovative Concept in "Green" Products, Health and Environmental Safety category, as part of an elite group of best industry...

2014-07-02 23:10:47

Since 2007, the Nursing Show has been bringing weekly online audio and video programs to the nursing community with over two million episode downloads. It is nearing the 300-episode Milestone. Rising Sun, MD (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 The Nursing Show is pleased and proud to announce the upcoming podcast that will celebrate the Milestone of its 300th episode. The Nursing Show is an educational and informational center where members of the medical community can learn about new ideas,...

2014-07-02 23:04:47

New Marketing Director joins Global Emergency Vehicles Levittown, PA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Global Emergency Vehicles, which has a broad client base spanning the US and the world, provides our customers with the highest quality of new and refurbished used ambulances and emergency vehicles. Alan will be directing the marketing department. Alan joins Global Emergency Vehicles after serving as a social media coordinator and webmaster for a large supplier of hard to find components. At...


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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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