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2014-07-24 23:02:31

Joyce Walsh scheduled to teach Case Management, Pleadings Drafting and Ethics at the October 23rd event Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Charles G. Monnett III & Associates is pleased to announce Joyce Walsh, a litigation paralegal with the law firm, will be teaching Case Management, Pleadings Drafting and Ethics at the October 23rd Institute for Paralegal Education in Charlotte, NC. Joyce’s courses are part of “A Litigation Paralegal’s Guide to Case Management,...

2014-07-24 20:24:11

At Global Fire Technologies, Inc., you'll find fire safety equipment that includes expertly calibrated fire extinguishers that can be relied on when they're needed LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At Global Fire Technologies, Inc., you'll find a leading company for fire safety monitoring, testing and installation of equipment such as sprinkler service in Tujunga, the San Fernando Valley, and all of greater Los Angeles They offer the kind of fire alarm inspection Tujunga...

2014-07-24 20:20:31

Enterprise shares information - at no cost - with repair centers to highlight length-of-rental, performance data ST. LOUIS, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Data indicates that insurance companies are significantly improving turn-around times - by more than 25 percent - when they refer policyholders to collision repair centers using the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Automated Rental Management System (ARMS(®)). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130730/MM55552LOGO-d Although ARMS helps...

2014-07-24 16:29:02

SEATTLE, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Food banks in Washington and Oregon received 91,675 lbs. pounds of donated food (including $16,250 cash donations equivalent to 65,000 lbs.*) from the 2nd Annual NW Farmers Fighting Hunger Cash/Food Drive during June dairy month. This year the two states generated a total of 91,675 pounds of food (food+cash equivalent), compared to last year's combined total of 58,052 lbs. of food (food+cash equivalent) - an increase of 33,623 lbs. The...

2014-07-24 16:24:54

SAN DIEGO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As outdoor sports heat-up local fields, it is important that parents, coaches and children take precautions when it comes to weather. Lightning - which is very common during this time of year -- causes an average of 62 deaths and 300 injuries in the United States each year, according to the National Weather Service. But nearly all injuries can be avoided by taking simple precautions. "Sports are exciting and fun. But, finishing a game is never worth...

2014-07-24 12:31:52

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20030904/USCSCLOGO Recall Summary Names of Products: Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital Cameras, Coby Televisions, Definitive Technology SuperCube 2000 Subwoofers, GE Dishwashers, Gree Dehumidifiers, iSi North America Twist'n Sparkle Beverage Carbonation Systems, LG Electronics Electric Ranges, LG Electronics Gas Dryers,...

2014-07-24 12:29:29

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cal/OSHA cited warehousing and logistics company National Distribution Center LP (doing business as NFI) $308,435 in proposed penalties on Monday for not providing employees with foot protection--a safety violation for which the company was previously cited in 2012 and has failed to abate, despite its obligation to do so. "Prevention is vital to limiting accidents in warehouses where hazards are magnified by the size of...

2014-07-24 12:27:17

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's emergency physicians handle tragic situations too often, but few things are more upsetting than the sudden death of a child -- killed by a piece of a furniture, appliance or a television falling on them. "It can happen in a matter of seconds probably in anyone's home," said Dr. Alex Rosenau, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians. "Every parent or guardian of a young child should look around their homes and...

2014-07-24 12:22:02

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The aerial firefighting industry has deployed a significant number of aircraft and support personnel to the Pacific Northwest, as wildland fires have raged throughout Oregon and Washington. The surge of activity includes extensive operations on the Carlton Complex fire, which has so far burned over 243,000 acres, and is considered Washington's largest fire to date. "Fires of this intensity usually do not happen in the Pacific...

antibiotic resistance
2014-07-24 05:43:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Antibiotic resistance could bring about the “next pandemic,” turning run-of-the-mill disease-causing bacteria into nearly untreatable illnesses, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned on Tuesday. Speaking at a National Press Club event, CDC director Tom Frieden said that the common use of antibiotics and other anti-microbial agents over the past 70 years has caused some pathogens to mutate and become...


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Villarrica
2014-08-19 11:03:54

Villarrica, also known as Rucapillán, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Chile and is protected within Villarrica National Park. This volcano is one of five known volcanoes to have a lava lake within its crater and it often produces strombolian eruptions that contain lava flows and incandescent pyroclasts. It is one of three volcanoes that occur along the Gastre Fault Zone, along with the less active Quetrupillán and Lanín volcanoes. During the Valdivia Interglacial, it...

Hoodoo Mountain
2014-08-19 10:23:50

Hoodoo Mountain is flat-topped stratovolcano that is located in British Columbia, Canada and is part of the Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province and the Pacific Ring of Fire. It is thought to be potentially active and was named for the needle like projections that protrude from it. These lava spines, or hoodoos, reach heights of 492 feet, making it the most distinct mountain in that area of the Boundary Ranges. Hoodoo Mountain is primarily flat-topped, which led volcanologist Jack Souther...

Socompa
2014-08-19 10:02:27

Socompa is a complex stratovolcano that can be found at the border of Chile and Argentina, reaching an elevation of 19,852 feet. This volcano is best known for its avalanche debris deposit, which have formed the Monturaqui Basin on its west side, the most noted example of this type of deposit in the world. It is a difficult volcano to visit, taking at least a day by vehicle traveling from the north or the west. Socompa is also known for the microbial ecosystems that occur near grasses at its...

Mount Erebus
2014-08-19 09:49:48

Mount Erebus is an active volcano that can be found on Ross Island in Antarctica. It is the second largest volcano in Antarctica, reaching a height of 12,448 feet. Sir James Clark Ross discovered it in 1841 in mid-eruption and named it and another volcano Mount Erebus and Mount Terror, after two of his ships. The first people to climb the volcano and reach its summit were part of Sir Ernest Shackleton's party, including Professor Edgeworth David, Jameson Adams, and Dr. Eric Marshall. Mount...

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...

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