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2014-08-12 23:11:28

First Choice Emergency Room Expanding in Austin Area Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 First Choice Emergency Room, the largest network of independent freestanding emergency rooms in the United States, announced that it will open its new Pflugerville – FM 685 facility in late August. “I am pleased to announce that we are expanding in the Austin area with a second facility in the Pflugerville area,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice...

2014-08-12 23:04:12

On August 20, Medgate will be hosting a free webinar to discuss Root Cause Analysis, which will argue that safety teams following this method will significantly improve the safety of their workplace. (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 On August 20, Medgate will be hosting a free webinar to discuss Root Cause Analysis. Medgate safety expert, Shannon Crinklaw, will join over 200 safety professionals to outline the impact of Root Cause Analysis and discuss best practices. She will argue that by making...

2014-08-12 20:20:33

The importance of personal injury attorneys like Cameron Yadidi Brock is illustrated by a new legal action filed against GM on behalf of auto injury victims LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As a leading personal injury and auto accident lawyer in Los Angeles - one of the most high profile commuter cities in the world - you can be certain that Cameron Yadidi Brock is paying close attention to the ongoing General Motors recall drama. Much has been written about the recall...

2014-08-12 16:20:44

VANCOUVER, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada today released its investigation report (R13E0015) into the January 2013 collision between a Canadian National (CN) freight train and a road grader at a level crossing near Paynton, Saskatchewan. The driver of the road grader was killed in the accident. The locomotive and 16 tank cars carrying dangerous goods derailed. Approximately 106 000 litres of crude oil was released from 4 cars. On 24 January 2013,...

2014-08-12 16:20:43

ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preliminary data collected by the National Safety Council indicates deaths from motor vehicle crashes during the first six months of 2014 are down 4 percent, compared to the same six month period last year. In 2014, 16,180 traffic deaths occurred from January through June, compared to 16,860 in 2013. Definitive reasons behind the decrease are not known. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/MM23334-b "Studies show that 90...

2014-08-12 12:28:27

September 3, 2014 webinar will address how to establish alarm-setting policies PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Inappropriate configurations of clinical alarm settings are more than just a nuisance for front-line staff, according to ECRI Institute's accident investigators. Improper changes to preconfigured alarm settings have resulted in serious patient harm or death when caregivers weren't alerted to significant changes in patient conditions. This doesn't need...

2014-08-12 12:27:59

Virulent Vibrio bacteria that live in warm ocean or tidal waters can turn a small cut into life-threatening flesh-eating disease. Here's what you can do to protect yourself. NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation (NNFF) today issued a public service alert about a potentially deadly bacterium called Vibrio vulnificus. "This microbe can get into the body through a tiny cut in the skin, causing a life-threatening infection,"...

2014-08-12 12:21:40

CALGARY, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - In its investigation report (R13C0008) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that the January 2013 collision between a tractor-trailer and a Canadian Pacific train at a level crossing was due to a number of factors, such as unfamiliarity with the route, a lack of compelling audio and visual cues at the crossing, and a restricted view from the truck's cab. The truck driver and two train crew members sustained minor...

2014-08-12 12:21:37

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After delivering almost three tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the crew of the International Space Station, Orbital Sciences Corporation's Cygnus cargo spacecraft, the SS Janice Voss, is scheduled to leave the station Friday, Aug. 15. NASA Television will provide live coverage of departure activities beginning at 6:15 a.m. EDT. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Ground controllers in the Mission...

2014-08-12 12:21:07

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- The all-new Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan earns the highest possible rating in each of six Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests that determine the vehicle safety rating -- Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan is loaded with a comprehensive array of 60 active and passive safety and security features including driver-warning/assist systems and state-of-the-art occupant restraints -- Approximately...


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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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