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2014-04-01 20:21:08

'Nothing will distract us from our mission of providing customers and their families with the safest and most reliable natural gas system in the country' SAN FRANCISCO, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG) and its subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, pledged to stay focused on building the safest and most reliable natural gas system in the country despite what it expects will be a lengthy legal process to demonstrate that federal criminal charges filed today...

2014-04-01 16:21:56

ARLINGTON, Va., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) submitted comments yesterday in response to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Request for Information (RFI) on process safety management (PSM) and prevention of major chemical accidents regulations. Through the RFI, which is an initiative related to Executive Order 13650 - Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security, OSHA proposed several...

2014-04-01 16:21:55

ARLINGTON, Va., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) filed comments to the Chemical Facility Safety and Security Working Group in response to Executive Order 13650, Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security, Section 6(a) - Solicitation of Public Input on Options for Policy, Regulation, and Standards Modernization. Section 6(a) tasks the working group with considering options to improve and modernize key...

2014-04-01 16:20:53

Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign focuses on why hands-free is not risk-free ITASCA, Ill., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New findings from a National Safety Council public opinion poll indicate 80 percent of drivers across America incorrectly believe that hands-free devices are safer than using a handheld phone. More than 30 studies show hands-free devices are no safer than handheld as the brain remains distracted by the cell phone conversation. Of the poll...

2014-04-01 15:10:25

Raimon Guitart, lecturer in Toxicology at the UAB, and Vernon Thomas, emeritus professor of the University of Guelph, analyzed in detail the environmental effects of using lead ammunition in shooting sports, in an article published in the AMBIO journal. Although the number of Olympic athletes specializing in these sports is reduced, and the ammunition is recovered and recycled after the competitions, there are many amateurs who practice this sport around the world, making it almost impossible...

2014-04-01 08:22:10

LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney, Farhad Hamdam, provides legal advice for victims of motorcycle accidents. Those who suffer injuries or loss from a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence or recklessness of another often have difficulty maneuvering the complex legal system regarding their rights to compensation. Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer, Farhad Hamdam, understands the devastation created by such accidents. Mr....

2014-04-01 08:21:11

OGDEN, Utah, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tempus Global Data, Inc. announced today that it has opened operations in Utah to deliver next generation weather data to commercial and government customers. Tempus will provide critical weather data through the use of the Utah State University-built Sounding & Tracking Observatory for Regional Meteorology instrument under an exclusive agreement. STORM is designed to be hosted on satellites flying in geostationary orbit, able to...

3-D Look At Los Angeles Area Quake Provided By NASA Model
2014-04-01 08:00:46

Alan Buis, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory On March 28, residents of Greater Los Angeles experienced the largest earthquake to strike the region since 2008. The magnitude 5.1 quake was centered near La Habra in northwestern Orange County about 21 miles (33 kilometers) east-southeast of Los Angeles, and was widely felt throughout Southern California. There have been hundreds of aftershocks, including one of magnitude 4.1. Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena,...

2014-03-31 23:38:15

PREVENT Life Safety has opened a new office in downtown Houston close to the Houston Medical Center, allowing them to provide life safety services to the entire state of Texas. Livermore, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 PREVENT Life Safety is proud to announce the expansion of their services to the state of Texas. PREVENT has opened a new office in Houston, minutes away from the Houston Medical Center. Their new office at 4300 S. Wayside Drive #108 will allow them to provide responsive services...

2014-03-31 23:38:13

In this month’s Policy Snapshot - Drug Safety: – The Dark Side of Pills – the second in a two-part series on drug safety - we explore inappropriate use of drugs and some of the supply chains that are contributing to the problem. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 While medications provide essential relief to many in need – including cancer patients, mothers in labor, and children with fractured bones – the downside is that they can also be abused. Curbing drug abuse has...


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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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