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2014-08-28 23:01:06

Members from CAP's Middle East Region carrying out air, ground missions in Virginia MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Civil Air Patrol’s Middle East Region is filling the highbird role, helping provide airborne communication coordination, in the search for a missing Air National Guard pilot whose F-15 fighter jet crashed Wednesday morning in Virginia. CAP members are also participating in the search effort on the ground. The F-15 crashed about 9 a.m. local time...

2014-08-28 16:30:55

DEERFIELD, Ill., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridian IT, a global IT solutions provider, today announced it has entered into a partnership with nScaled, a provider of automated, integrated IT Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) Solutions. The combined nScaled/Meridian IT solution is based on a geo-distributed, fully redundant architecture. Companies can replace limited or outdated backup, business continuity, disaster recovery and archiving solutions with a...

2014-08-28 16:23:27

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to passage of SB 1019 in the California legislature, the American Chemistry Council's North American Flame Retardant Alliance (NAFRA) released the following statement: "SB 1019 does California consumers a great disservice. The bill fails to inform consumers that furniture sold in the state may no longer be protected from open-flame sources, such as candles, lighters, and matches. The bill also makes inaccurate claims...

2014-08-28 16:20:51

DALLAS, August 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports.com adds "Road Safety Market by Types (Highways and Bridges Safety, Urban Roads Safety and Tunnels Safety) & Systems (Red Light Enforcement, Speed Limit Enforcement, Bus Lane Enforcement, Communication, Incident Detection) - Worldwide Market Forecast (2014-2019)" research report on road safety systems and types. The industry is expected to grow from $3.37 billion in 2014 to $5.73 billion in 2019, at a Compound Annual...

2014-08-28 12:34:31

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For over a week, earthquakes have threatened an eruption by Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano. Travelers who remember the Icelandic volcano eruption in 2010 are already turning to travel insurance to learn their options. To answer their questions, Squaremouth, America's fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, has launched The Icelandic Volcano and Travel Insurance Information Center. The comprehensive center includes official...

2014-08-28 12:22:12

TrueFrame helps auto dealers and used car buyers take the guesswork out of vehicles with prior accident history by providing its comprehensive inspection data to Carfax and AutoCheck. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- TrueFrame® has announced the upcoming opening of two new locations, Denver and Charlotte, where it will provide comprehensive vehicle inspections to automobile dealers looking to offer more transparency on used vehicles with an accident history....

2014-08-28 08:26:02

BUDAPEST, Hungary, August 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While the Hungarian government is concerned about the territorial integrity of Ukraine, in addition to fighting and a large number of victims among the civilians in Eastern Ukraine, there is another risk, which is a serious threat to a wider region, to Eastern Europe, including Hungary. The representative of the Jobbik party, a member of the Hungarian Parliament, Lajos Kepli stated that there are hundreds of enterprises...

2014-08-28 08:25:09

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) And Ad Council Release New PSAs As Part Of The National Ready Campaign To Encourage Families To Create A Plan WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifty percent of Americans have not discussed or developed an emergency plan for family members about where to go and what to do in the event of a local disaster, according to a 2014 national survey conducted by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)....

2014-08-28 08:21:41

HALIFAX, Aug. 28, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its report (A13A0075) into the loss of control and collision with water of a Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Air Services Division water bomber engaged in firefighting duties. The report found that the aircraft took on too much water and failed to resume flight. The aircraft came to rest upright on the lake and partially submerged. There were no injuries to the two crew...

2014-08-28 08:20:53

LINKÖPING, Sweden, August 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NIRA Dynamics AB has now developed algorithms that can estimate the friction value between the road and the tires. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121012/567527 ) To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/72762511-nira-dynamics-cars-tires-road Experienced drivers perceive the road with nearly all senses: they see, feel and even hear the...


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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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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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