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2014-10-06 12:30:50

Winter Storms are Third Largest Cause of Catastrophe Losses, behind Hurricanes and Tornadoes; Is Your Home Prepared? NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a relatively mild autumn in many parts of the country, now is a good time to take steps to winter-proof your home and make sure that you have the right type and amount of insurance, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). Standard homeowners and renters policies cover winter-related disasters such as...

2014-10-06 12:22:58

Top Climate Impact Experts Provide More Accurate Coastal Risk Assessments and Cost-Effective Adaptation Solutions FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In greater and greater numbers, Americans are beginning to notice climate impacts all around them. Rain comes in heavier downpours. Nuisance flooding increased nearly a thousand percent in some coastal cities. Seasonal high tides bring street flooding to Miami Beach, even on sunny days. During the next mortgage cycle,...

2014-10-06 12:20:46

MONTREAL, 6 Oct. 2014 /CNW/ - In its investigation report (R13Q0012) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that the May 2013 collision between a VIA Rail Canada Inc. passenger train and a tractor-trailer at a private level crossing in Québec occurred when the train was proceeding through the crossing while the manual gate protecting the crossing was up. There were no injuries. On 2 May 2013, a VIA Rail Canada passenger train, after disembarking...

2014-10-06 08:21:45

Industry's First Video-Based Safety Program to Deliver Road-facing-only to 360-degree Camera Views for Fastest Insight to Risk SAN DIEGO, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATA Management Conference & Exhibition, San Diego--(Booth #811)-- SmartDrive Systems, a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, today announced the release of its new SmartDrive Assurance product line, the first video-based safety program that can be easily tuned to the...

2014-10-06 08:20:51

~ Long Haul Leadership Sees Remarkable Improvement in Driver Performance SAN DIEGO, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lytx, Inc. (formerly DriveCam Inc.), a global leader in delivering video-based driver safety and compliance solutions, announced today a fleet-wide deployment of its DC Protect((TM)) Program, part of the DriveCam powered by Lytx((TM)) family of products, with Minnesota-based Long Haul Trucking Inc. The company trialled the Program for several months, and took advantage of...

2014-10-06 04:20:26

LONDON, October 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The law stating it was compulsory to wear a seatbelt whilst driving - or a front passenger - came about over 30 years ago. Despite this close to 2 million drivers are still failing to buckle up according to a survey conducted by LV= car insurance. [http://www.lv.com ] (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140725/698073 ) Since 1983 when the law changed, police can stop and fine drivers for not wearing a seatbelt or...

2014-10-04 12:20:16

DORVAL, QC, Oct. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying an investigator to yesterday's accident involving a Canadian National freight train and a passenger vehicle at a level crossing in Saint-Ulric, Quebec. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is...

2014-10-03 23:03:37

As part of National Chimney Safety Week, Amica Insurance is sharing tips to help keep you and your family safe as the colder weather approaches. LINCOLN, R.I. (PRWEB) October 03, 2014 Proper chimney maintenance can help prevent fires in the home. That’s why, as part of National Chimney Safety Week, Amica Insurance is sharing tips to help keep you and your family safe as the colder weather approaches. The Chimney Safety Institute of America suggests the following: Have a professional...

2014-10-03 20:20:29

First airplane to feature new cabin interior from award-winning Taiwanese architect EVERETT, Wash., Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and China Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 777-300ER (Extended Range). The new airplane is the first of 10 777-300ERs that the Taiwanese flag carrier plans to introduce in the coming years. "The introduction of the Boeing 777-300ER fleet is an important milestone for China Airlines," said China Airlines...

2014-10-03 16:20:50

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Air New Zealand is inviting Bay Area travelers to put its Boeing 777-300 Premium Economy Spaceseat(TM) and Economy Skycouch(TM) to the test as the airline takes its revolutionary seats on the road for the #AirNZ777300 tour. The seats which are now available on the airline's non-stop service between San Francisco and Auckland, will hit the road, touring San Jose and San Francisco in a glass sided truck to give customers a taste of what they can...


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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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