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2015-05-03 23:01:24

Andy Trench, Peter Haas, and Kyla Coburn of XactSense have initiated “Drones For Disaster Relief ” and are employing drones to inspect and support the relief efforts in Nepal. Providence,

2015-05-03 23:01:08

HealthPostures, a pioneering ergonomics company that specializes in workplace safety solutions, announces its appearance at the May 5 - 7, 2015 Minnesota Safety and Health Conference.

2015-05-03 08:20:19

LONDON, May 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors in Nepal have been witnessing horrific injuries, as well "crush syndrome", which happens when a limb has been compressed, and

2015-05-02 23:01:01

Local business Unifiller Systems has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. Delta, BC

2015-05-02 23:00:43

US-CERT recently issued an alert about cyber scams popping up in the aftermath of Nepal’s deadly earthquake, which is just more proof businesses have to be extra vigilant against social engineering

2015-05-01 23:05:10

Celebrates Grand Opening with Donation to Wagner High School Lewisville, Texas (PRWEB) May 01, 2015 First

2015-05-01 23:05:05

World Help Team in Nepal Races to Help Millions Impacted by the Earthquake Kathmandu, Nepal (PRWEB) May 01, 2015 On Saturday, April 25, 2015, at noon

2015-05-01 23:04:19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates the month of May as Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States. Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) May

2015-05-01 23:04:07

Turtle Fur® has made an initial donation of $10,000 to aid in relief efforts for those affected by the recent earthquakes in Nepal. Morrisville, Vermont

2015-05-01 23:03:05

Lansdale Hospital in Top 2% of Hospitals Recognized by Healthgrades® for Achievements in Patient Safety and Patient Experience Lansdale, PA (PRWEB) May


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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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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.