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2014-08-13 16:21:24

QUEBEC CITY, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The NASCO division (Chicago) of Quebec Stevedoring received a coveted award under the American Equity Underwriters Inc. (AEU) Safety Award Program. Awarded in recognition of the best performing companies in the area of health and safety among AEU's 500 members nationwide, NASCO won in the category of companies with under 100 employees. Winners in each category are determined by the ratio of the number and severity of accidents per hours worked...

2014-08-13 16:21:20

As flooding rains submerge cars across the Northeast, consumers need to be vigilant so a water-logged vehicle doesn't end up in their driveway ATLANTA, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of the recent flooding events in the Northeastern U.S. and beyond, AutoTrader.com's car shopping experts have some advice to help consumers avoid unknowingly purchasing a vehicle they may have seen floating down a flooded highway on the news. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110425/CL88097LOGO...

2014-08-13 16:20:41

TORONTO, Aug. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to MacDonald-Cartier International Airport in Ottawa, Ontario, where an Air Canada Jazz aircraft was diverted due to reported smoke in the cabin. 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...

2014-08-13 16:20:34

MADISON, Ind., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The increasing use of aluminum and other "exotic" materials in vehicle design has led to evolving repair procedures. Long gone are the days of pulling out every dent. But even as the use of sectioning and parts replacement grows, the foundation of a solid collision repair remains the trusty frame rack, backed by a reliable measuring system. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140813/135905 Although high-strength steel and...

2014-08-13 12:28:48

Fast-acting liquid antacid works instantly by neutralizing pain at the source of contact PHOENIX, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Relief OTC(TM), a new, fast-acting liquid antacid, has a question for millions of heartburn sufferers nationwide: Isn't it time to upgrade your medicine cabinet and demand a better option for heartburn relief? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140813/135717 That's just what the new product is setting out to do. Forgoing the chalky flavor and gritty...

2014-08-13 12:28:40

KIGALI, Rwanda, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following previous reports of a patient who was identified in Rwanda with Ebola like symptoms, the Ministry of Health would like to inform the public that results from the samples that were taken from the patient for Ebola tests are negative. The tests were done at an internationally accredited laboratory. Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140813/135898 This implies that he does not have Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Currently, the...

2014-08-13 12:21:00

Open House Event to Feature Labor Day Weekend Traffic Forecast, Tips for Avoiding Region's Most Dangerous Roads COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, Aug. 28, the University of Maryland (UMD) A. James Clark School of Engineering will host its first-ever Advanced Transportation Technologies Day open house event, during which participants will explore some of the Washington/Baltimore region's most state-of-the-art transportation labs - just ahead of one of the...

2014-08-13 08:22:52

MIAMI, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This year marks the 10th anniversary of the "Big Four" of 2004, when, for the first time in recorded history, four hurricanes struck the Florida coast in one year. Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne caused an estimated $45 billion in damage, the costliest U.S. Atlantic hurricane season on record at that time. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2014-08-13 08:21:21

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of the first anniversary of the fatal crash of United Parcel Service Flight 1354, UPS pilots are calling for an end to the carve-out of all-cargo airline operators from FAR Part 117, the new pilot rest and operating rules enacted by Congress. On August 14th, 2013, at 4:47 AM CDT, UPS Flight 1354 crashed on approach to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, killing Captain Cerea Beal, Jr. and First Officer...

2014-08-13 04:21:43

Limited Number of Tickets Remain for Farm Aid's Food and Music Festival on Sept. 13 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gary Clark Jr., Todd Snider and the Raelyn Nelson Band will join Farm Aid at its annual benefit concert at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre on Saturday, Sept. 13, the organization announced today. "Over the past 29 years, hundreds of artists have stood with family farmers and electrified Farm Aid audiences," said Farm Aid...


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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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