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2014-10-30 16:20:26

Mercury Insurance offers tips to protect your property from ghouls, goblins and pranksters LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pumpkins are an autumn staple, with uses ranging from jack-o'-lanterns to pies. However, Mercury Insurance reports that, in the wrong hands, pumpkins can lead to nothing but trouble, noting a substantial increase in property damage during the week of Halloween compared to an average week. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130521/LA18581LOGO "Last year, we...

2014-10-30 12:30:31

Survey Assesses Protective Gear Inventories at Safety-Net Health Centers and Clinics across the U.S. SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One-third of America's safety-net facilities reported limited supplies of waterproof shoe covers, gowns, face shields, single-use respirators and other personal protective equipment (PPE) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends for treating Ebola patients, a nationwide survey of nonprofit health centers and...

2014-10-30 12:24:11

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced that members of management will be presenting at Baird's 2014 Industrial Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago, Ill. on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 10:00 AM CT. A real-time audio and slide webcast of the presentation can be accessed at http://investors.msasafety.com. A replay of the webcast will be available on MSA's investor relations...

2014-10-30 12:22:14

DUBLIN, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global light vehicle safety systems market- forecasts to 2029" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 This report edition offers a global review of the OE active and passive safety systems sector, its suppliers, top markets, technologies and market forecasts. This global market study offers: -- Automotive OE active and passive safety systems market size...

2014-10-30 08:25:07

Knowing both overhead and underground hazards key to working safely JACKSON, Mich., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Michigan contractors and excavators work to finish projects before the busy construction season ends, Consumers Energy is reminding crews to keep electric safety at the forefront. Michigan's rebounding economy is creating more construction vehicle traffic across the state, but also increases the risk of large equipment striking overhead electric lines or buried underground...

2014-10-29 23:16:56

Hastings and Hastings, a law firm that works with accident victims throughout Arizona announces new demand in 2014 for burn accident representation. (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Hastings and Hastings, a law firm that works with accident victims throughout Arizona announces new demand in 2014 for burn accident representation. Statistically speaking there has been a steady increase in burn related accidents across the country and throughout Arizona in recent years. This is likely why there has...

2014-10-29 23:16:11

Open repair network for auto insurance claims allows for streamlined handling. Carlsbad,CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 ACD, a national leader in claims management, advisory, audit and technology solutions to the property and casualty industry, has announced the release of Collision Select to its industry leading auto claims workflow management platform, AutoLink™. Collision Select is an enhanced feature within AutoLink™, which allows insurers to dispatch an assignment to any collision...

2014-10-29 23:13:24

Coastal region of Andhra Pradesh, India has been hit with a category 4 hurricane causing widespread damage to infrastructure in three districts, Visakhapatnam, Vijayanagaram, and Srikakulam. India Network Foundation will help primary public schools in rural areas to rebuild and recover from the hurricane inflicted damage. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 India Network Foundation, a non-profit organization in the United States today launches Andhra Pradesh (India) HudHud Hurricane...

2014-10-29 23:12:51

Mark Boyle, MD, FACEP to Lead New Facility Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 First Choice Emergency Room, the largest network of independent freestanding emergency rooms in the United States, named Mark Boyle, MD, FACEP as the Medical Director of its new Houston-Jones Road facility. “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Boyle as the facility medical director of our new Houston-Jones Road facility,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency...

2014-10-29 23:12:01

Charleston nursing home abuse attorneys at The Bell Law Firm launched a comprehensive database of nursing homes across West Virginia on Oct. 27 for families of residents to check safety ratings, complaints, violations and more for each facility. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 The Bell Law Firm announces the launch of its West Virginia nursing home directory, a new searchable tool at belllaw.com allowing families of assisted living facility and nursing home residents to...


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Irazú Volcano
2014-10-04 18:35:23

Irazú Volcano, known as Volcán Irazú in Spanish, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Costa Rica. The origin of the volcano’s name is unknown, but it is thought to be a variant of the word Iztarú, which is the name of a village that was near the volcano, or a mixture of the words ara, meaning point, and tzu, meaning thunder. It is locally known as The Colossus due to large past eruptions. This volcano is located within Irazú Volcano National Park, which holds montane forests...

Rincón de la Vieja
2014-10-04 18:29:11

Rincón de la Vieja is an active complex volcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. Its name, meaning The Old Woman's Corner, refers to a legend that says that a woman’s lover was thrown into the volcano by her father, after which she lived on the volcano as a recluse. This volcano reaches 6,286 feet in elevation and is the tallest volcano in Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Visitors were once permitted to climb up to the crater, but a recent eruption caused this area to...

Cotopaxi
2014-10-04 18:16:10

Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. This volcano, reaching an elevation of 19,347 feet above sea level, is the second tallest volcano in Ecuador and one of the tallest active volcanoes in the world. The origin of its name is unknown, but some sources say that it means Neck of the Moon in the language of the indigenous people and it has been considered sacred in their culture. Cotopaxi is shaped like a cone that is almost...

Mount Hudson
2014-10-04 18:07:58

Mount Hudson, also known as Volcán Hudson, is an active stratovolcano that is located in southern Chile, named after 9th-century Chilean Navy hydrographer Francisco Hudson. Its summit, which is covered in glaciers, holds a caldera that was created from a large eruption that occurred in 4750 BCE or 1890 BCE. Based on evidence found at the Los Toldos archaeological site, it is thought that the early eruption destroyed most settlements in the area at that time. Modern eruptions occurred in...

Karthala
2014-10-04 18:01:05

Karthala, also known  as Mount Karthala, is an active shield volcano that is located in the island nation of Comoros. Along with a smaller shield volcano, this volcano makes up the largest island in the archipelago known as Grande Comore and it reaches an elevation of 7,746 feet. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the area, erupting at least twenty times since the beginning of the nineteenth century. These eruptions have mostly affected the volcano’s caldera, leaving the majority of...

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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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