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2014-07-08 08:21:07

Governors Highway Safety Association and The Allstate Foundation partner to identify initiatives key to reversing unbelted teen fatalities WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Buckling up has always been a simple action that dramatically increases a person's chances of surviving a crash, but more than half of teen drivers killed in 2012 failed to use a seat belt. What's more shocking is that this number has increased by six percent over the last three years. And worse, teen...

Wildfires Found To Release A Previously Unidentified Type Of Soot
2014-07-08 06:37:19

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe online Globally, wildfires are responsible for creating veritable ecological wastelands across millions of hectares of land each year. As the effects of climate change have become ever more pronounced over the previous years, we have seen both the number and severity of wildfires increase drastically. As reported on redOrbit last year, the increasing number of wildfires has been sending both carbon monoxide and other toxins streaming into...

2014-07-07 23:07:55

Straight-talking general brings disaster leadership experience to growing vet-led response group. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 Team Rubicon, a disaster relief organization which unites the skills of military veterans with first responders, is pleased to welcome retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré to its board of advisors. Best known for his no-nonsense leadership of Joint Task Force Katrina in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Honoré retired in 2008, following 37 years...

2014-07-07 23:06:50

Levinson Axelrod fights for the rights of nursing home patients throughout New Jersey who are injured by abuse and neglect. The firm observed World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 by helping to educate the public on the growing problem of elder abuse. Edison, NJ (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 The United Nations, the National Center on Elder Abuse, and the World Health Organization have designated June 15th as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The law firm of Levinson Axelrod observed this day...

2014-07-07 23:06:33

First Choice Emergency Room Expanding in Colorado Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 First Choice Emergency Room, the largest network of independent freestanding emergency rooms in the United States, announced that it will open a new facility in Broomfield, Colorado in July. “I am pleased to announce that we are expanding in Colorado and opening a new facility in Broomfield,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. First Choice...

2014-07-07 20:22:13

We designed ECHO Urgent Messenger as a key fob emergency phone and personal emergency responder. DALLAS, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Echo Urgent Messenger is the first key fob emergency phone and personal responder designed to work anywhere in the world. This creates peace of mind to consumers who are traveling anywhere in the world to use their Echo Urgent Messenger in case of emergency. The product also introduces several innovative features: -- First and smallest phone to use dual...

2014-07-07 16:20:24

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the Fourth of July holiday driving period, 247 people were injured and eight people were killed in crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police. State troopers investigated a total of 695 crashes between July 3 and 6. Of those crashes, 72 were alcohol-related, including two of the fatalities. Two of those killed were not wearing seat belts. During the same period, state troopers arrested 487 people for driving...

2014-07-07 12:30:34

Firm to Pursue Opportunities with Eligible Entities under President Obama's $1 Billion National Disaster Resilience Competition VISTA, Calif., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc., (PINK: ECOB), the manufacturer of Eco Red Shield(TM) treated wood products that protect against fire and mold, today announced that it has hired the governmental affairs firm of Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs (GTH-GA) to assist the company in pursuing opportunities with...

2014-07-07 12:22:25

DOVER, Del., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) ("Chesapeake") announced today that it has earned three Safety Achievement Awards from the American Gas Association ("AGA"). The 2013 Awards were presented at the AGA's Operations Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. "The safety of our customers, communities and employees is our highest priority at Chesapeake," said Michael P. McMasters, President and CEO of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. "I'm...

2014-07-07 12:21:07

One Death, Reports of Intrusions Raise Concerns HARRISBURG, Pa., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the June 1 death of a Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission worker in a work-zone crash and reports of public vehicles entering work zones or narrowly missing workers, PennDOT and the commission today called on drivers to use caution and obey laws in work zones. "There will be a lot of construction work this year because of our transportation plan, so PennDOT and other...


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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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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