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2014-04-15 12:30:40

OTTAWA, April 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Many Canadians enjoy eating leftovers from family dinners and from dining out as a time-saving and budget-friendly meal. Still, leftovers need to be properly handled to help reduce the risk of foodborne illness. It's estimated that there are approximately 4 million cases of food-related illnesses in Canada every year. Many of these illnesses could be prevented by following proper food handling and preparation techniques. Here are some tips to help...

2014-04-15 08:38:38

Collaboration Aims to Help More Students Connect with Campus Safety Officials WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard and LiveSafe, two of the leading companies focused on campus safety and security, have joined forces to bring LiveSafe's mobile safety technology to more schools and students across the country, the companies announced today. Blackboard provides integrated campus commerce and security solutions through Blackboard Transact(TM)( )to hundreds of higher...

2014-04-15 08:22:29

FLASH cites disturbing survey findings and offers new evacuation safety resources ORLANDO, Fla., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national Harris Interactive Survey commissioned by the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® has revealed some frightening perceptions regarding hurricane evacuation. The survey found that a vast majority of Americans, 84 percent, mistakenly base their life or death evacuation decisions on the hurricane category and/or wind speed. In...

2014-04-15 08:21:14

-- Honda "#ThumbsUp" campaign uses emoticons to stress importance of not texting while driving TORRANCE, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda is initiating a new social media program aligned with April's Distracted Driving Awareness Month to call attention to the dangers of texting while driving. In support of this first-ever National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) initiative, Honda is launching the "Thumbs Up" (#ThumbsUp) social media campaign to reach young...

2014-04-14 23:07:15

With tornado season here, many Oklahoma homeowners are looking for a shelter or safe room to protect their families. Preferred Shelters has some tips to help consumers choose the best option to protect their families. Oklahoma City, Okla. (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 With severe storm season upon us, many Oklahoma homeowners are considering getting some kind of shelter installed to protect their families from future tornado outbreaks. However, with so many choices on the market today, many...

2014-04-14 23:06:35

Two thirds of Australian drivers don't know what ABS is so NRMA Insurance has launched a safety initiative to educate Australians about car safety technology and help reduce collisions on our roads. (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Sydney, NSW: A new survey by NRMA Insurance reveals a concerning lack of knowledge among Australian drivers about car safety technology. Despite 95 per cent of Australian drivers claiming safety is their first priority, worryingly only one in 10 drivers feel they are...

2014-04-14 23:02:19

Parker Waichman LLP applauds U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s efforts to promote and clarify little known tax breaks for 9/11 survivors and first responders. According to a press release from Senator Gillibrand’s office, disability payments made to 9/11 first responders and survivors are not taxable; additionally, the estates of those who died from September 11th injuries related to their rescue and recovery duties are entitled to an income tax refund of at least $10,000. Port...

2014-04-14 20:20:37

Newest recall notice states that airbags may not deploy in a crash CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Motors has announced yet another expansion of the ignition switch recall - one which will fix faulty lock cylinders. An April 10th news release announcing the newest defect also highlights the fact that ignition switches in the recalled cars can turn off due to the force caused by a collision, leading to air-bag non-deployment. Thomas J. Henry Injury...

2014-04-14 16:26:44

Insurance Experts Available to Discuss Importance of Preparedness and Insurance Protection ORLANDO, Fla., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the start of the Atlantic hurricane season barely two weeks away, the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) will have three of its insurance experts in Orlando at the National Hurricane Conference available to answer questions and provide media interviews. The I.I.I. staff at the conference can provide information on the economic impact of...

2014-04-14 16:22:03

40(th) Anniversary Forum commemorates Elliot Lake miners SUDBURY, ON, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - "The most important thing to come out of the mines is the miner," wrote Dr. James Ham in his 1976 Royal Commission report on the Health and Safety of Workers in Mines. The United Steelworkers (USW) shares that conviction, 40 years after Elliot Lake uranium miners went on a wildcat strike for better health and safety conditions. "Today all workers have laws to protect them, thanks to...


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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...

Santa María Volcano
2014-04-09 10:58:40

Santa María Volcano is an active stratovolcano that is located in Guatemala and is part of the Sierra Madre, a string of volcanoes that stretches across the western side of Guatemala. The volcanoes in this string were formed by subduction activity, when the Cocos Plate moved under the Caribbean Plate. An eruption in 1902 produced a crater that now holds a lava dome known as Santiaguito, which was created during another eruption in 1922. These domes hold active vents and in 1929, part of the...

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