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2014-04-02 23:30:08

New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm weighs in on a forklift accident that left a pedestrian injured on a Brooklyn street. New York, New York (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 A forklift injured a woman while she was walking across a street in Borough Park, Brooklyn. Attorney at Law David Perecman said operators must watch out for pedestrians. According to CBS News (3.26.14), the operator was using the forklift like a vehicle which is a violation of traffic law. The...

2014-04-02 23:30:03

Flood Law Group today announced that they are available to investigate claims of birth defects such as cleft palates or cleft lips that could be related to the use of the prescription drug Topamax during pregnancy. The FDA issued a Drug Safety Communication about use of topiramate (the generic version of Topamax) in 2011. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Flood Law Group announced today that they are now actively investigating claims on behalf of parents whose children were born...

2014-04-02 23:29:29

Graphic Products, the global leader in workplace labeling and signage, has added a free Hazardous Waste Management Guide to its growing library of workplace safety resources. Portland, OR (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 With hundreds of standards, regulations, and laws addressing everything from treatment to transportation to storage and disposal,hazardous waste management is a complex topic. The guide answers critical questions about what is hazardous waste. It also identifies special types of...

2014-04-02 23:26:42

The Pipeline Safety Market research report majorly focuses on the protective measures to protect the energy providers & resources against the threats such as attacks on supply infrastructure, accidents, natural & unnatural disasters & rising terrorism & cyber attacks. (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/pipeline-safety-market-187556390.html) (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 The report “Pipeline Safety Market [Physical Security (PIDS, Optic Fiber & Thermal Sensor,...

2014-04-02 23:26:32

ADASHI Systems Reveals Google Glass Prototype for Hazmat and First Response at FDIC, the largest firefighter conference in the world. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 On April 10, 2014, fire and hazmat software developer ADASHI Systems will reveal a Google Glass prototype at FDIC, the largest firefighter conference in the world. Used in conjunction with the ADASHI first response and incident command software, firefighters wearing the Glass can view critical data such as building...

2014-04-02 23:01:57

Parker Waichman LLP reports that discovery will now move forward in the consolidated class action brought over Hurricane Sandy that includes allegations that LIPA and Grid were grossly negligent and severely ill-prepared for 2012’s superstorm. Port Washington, NY (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 LIPA and Grid recently sought to dismiss various causes of action and sought injunctive relief over claims asserted in the consolidated class action. The judge overseeing the case has denied these...

2014-04-02 20:20:06

Illinois-based trucking company declared to be an imminent hazard to public safety WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered DND International, Inc., USDOT No. 1434005, to immediately shut down after declaring the Naperville, Illinois-based trucking company to be an imminent hazard to public safety. FMCSA investigators found the carrier had committed widespread, serious...

2014-04-02 16:34:40

A Free Service Helps to Keep Communities Safe SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every six minutes in America, an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without first making the free call to 8-1-1. Ahead of the 2014 construction season, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reminds California homeowners and contractors to make a free call to 8-1-1 at least two business days before any digging project. The free service helps get all underground...

2014-04-02 16:34:17

ATLANTA, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in New York that working capital disaster loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations affected by severe storms and flooding between June 26 and July 5. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO These loans are available to small businesses...

2014-04-02 16:23:56

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's editions of the New York Times and Politico have published a good-humored, but factual takedown of Big Oil's false, hypocritical attacks against clean, renewable ethanol. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140402/DC97056 The full page ad, which is published in Politico and all DC editions of the New York Times, is an open letter to Jack Gerard, President of the American Petroleum Institute. It is signed jointly by...


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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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