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2014-10-21 16:28:11

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 The following statement was issued today by C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO of the California Hospital Association, Tricia Hunter, Executive Director of the American Nurses Association-California, and Pat McFarland, CEO of the Association of California Nurse Leaders: "The California Hospital Association, the Association of California Nurse Leaders, American Nurses Association-California, and other professional health care organizations, are working to...

2014-10-21 16:28:07

ITASCA, Ill., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council urges employers in the health care sector, and those most likely to come into contact with the Ebola virus, to prepare staff on the proper protocols of identifying and treating persons affected with the Ebola virus before contamination occurs. Exposure to Ebola is a threat that any workplace could face so employers, particularly those with a high risk of exposure, need to be prepared....

2014-10-21 12:24:13

The Larry C. Larson Safety Award recognizes Park Water's safety commitment DOWNEY, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Park Water Co. announced today that it received the American Water Works Association California/ Nevada Larry C. Larson Safety Award. Park Water received this award through its commitment to make public and employee health and safety a top priority. "Safety and service are core values in our culture. Our employees think about public and employee safety in all...

2014-10-21 12:22:42

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry's not-for-profit research organization, today released a follow-up technical report to its previously released Enforcement Disparities study. In the new technical report, Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement - Top 10 High-Performance States, ATRI researchers identified the top 10 states that demonstrate superior safety and enforcement performance. In...

2014-10-21 12:21:51

Helping Canadians understand their responsibilities and comply with Canada's safety laws TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today launched the Government of Canada's safety awareness campaign for unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), or drones. The national campaign will help ensure UAV users--both recreational and commercial--understand the rules of the skies and always think safety first. The first phase of the campaign, unveiled today, provides the...

2014-10-21 12:20:57

Grand Prizes Awarded to Tug, a Pedestrian Alert App and Anti-Sleep Alarm, a Drowsy Driver Detector App NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An app that alerts pedestrians as they are about to enter an intersection and one that alerts drivers when they are showing signs of drowsiness are the grand prize winners in AT&T's* Connected Intersections Challenge, a tech challenge aimed at spurring technological solutions to improve traffic safety on New York City streets. For the...

2014-10-21 08:23:02

Teen Driver Safety Week Is October 19-25, 2014 DENVER, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DriveSafe Driving Schools is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration this week on the "5 to Drive" campaign, to encourage the parents of teen drivers to always set the rules before their teens hit the road. "We want parents to know that even though their teens might be gaining some independence, the parents' job doesn't end there," said Ben Baron, DriveSafe's owner. "Teens are still...

2014-10-21 08:22:59

Collaboration Extends Fleets' Existing Safety Investment and Further Reduces Risk SAN DIEGO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartDrive Systems, a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, has partnered with Convoy Technologies, LLC, a leading provider of camera systems for the transportation industry. With this collaboration, Convoy Technologies customers will be able to leverage their existing or planned camera investments in...

2014-10-21 08:22:40

Jack and Jack Are Latest Online Teen Stars Featured in YouTube Campaign GREENVILLE, S.C., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of National Teen Driver Safety Week, Michelin is adding a new video by popular Vine stars Jack and Jack to its Beyond the Driving Test YouTube series. The series uses humor to raise awareness of tire maintenance and safety among new drivers. Launched in partnership with the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile, the Beyond the Driving Test campaign aims to...

2014-10-20 23:11:12

Hastings and Hastings, a Phoenix personal injury law firm with over 30 years of service throughout the greater Phoenix area and across Arizona reports record demand in 2014 for legal representation with regard to catastrophic automobile accidents. (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Hastings and Hastings, a Phoenix personal injury law firm with over 30 years of service throughout the greater Phoenix area and across Arizona reports record demand in 2014 for legal representation with regard to...


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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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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.