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2014-09-30 12:22:11

RICHMOND, BC, Sept. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - In its investigation report (A13P0165) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) found the pilot of a Cessna 172 was not able to recover from a flight condition that led to a high-speed descent prior to colliding with terrain near Kamloops, British Columbia. The pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft suffered fatal injuries and the aircraft was destroyed. On 6 August 2013, a student pilot was flying a Cessna 172 operated by...

2014-09-30 12:22:09

Veteran driver has logged 5 million miles on the Dalton Highway accident-free ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lynden Transport Driver John Schank will receive a letter of commendation from Alaska Governor Sean Parnell in a special ceremony Thursday, Oct. 2 at 1:50 p.m. at the Fairbanks Service Center, 3001 Peger Road. Schank will be recognized for 37 years of accident-free driving over one of the most treacherous roads in America, the Dalton Highway from...

2014-09-30 08:33:14

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hotze Runkle law firm in Austin, Texas has received the Nursing Home Complaint Center's Four Star Award for excellence for their representation of families dealing with a loss of a loved one in a Texas nursing home because of sepsis, or septic shock. The Nursing Home Complaint Center is strongly encouraging family members whose loved one now has sepsis, or has been diagnosed with septic shock, because of neglect at a nursing home, a rehab...

2014-09-30 08:32:53

KIGALI, Rwanda, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ministry of Health would like to inform Rwandans and all visitors to Rwanda that Rwanda is Ebola free. The lab results of the patient who was reported in the media this past week were negative for the Ebola Virus Disease. The government has put in place measures aimed at protecting Rwandans from Ebola. Surveillance systems and emergency management systems are in place. Health workers have been trained across the country and are...

2014-09-30 08:22:26

GHSA Chairman will also focus on distracted driving, pedestrian safety and teen drivers WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kendell Poole, Director of the Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office, was re-elected for a third term as chairman of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), at the association's Annual Meeting, held earlier this month in Grand Rapids, Michigan. GHSA is the national nonprofit organization that represents the state and territorial...

2014-09-29 23:11:28

Spill Center authors an informational blog on a wide variety of important topics for hazardous material transportation carriers. Hudson, MA (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Spill Center, a North American leader in spill support and environmental claims management, offers a wealth of information on its website and blog for companies at risk for accidental releases of hazardous materials and other pollution events. An important new blog entry discusses priorities that spill generators should...

2014-09-29 23:10:35

California EMT Joe Peters won $10,000 in the latest California Casualty Work Hard/Play Hard contest. Information about the next Work Hard/Play Hard contest can be found at http://go.calcas.com/harley. San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 EMT Joe Peters was nearly in tears as he was announced the latest winner of the California Casualty Work Hard/Play Hard contest. Joe took the $10,000 cash option instead of a new Harley-Davidson® Seventy-two. Joe’s name was picked from more...

2014-09-29 23:04:37

The multi-award winning MAST Online analytical tool is undergoing an extensive overhaul as it celebrates its 5th birthday through the implementation of the latest Dundas Dashboard Platform. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Dundas Data Visualization, Inc., a world leader in Business Intelligence and Data Visualization solutions, announces that Road Safety Analysis has chosen Dundas for its dashboard and data visualization platform. Road Safety Analysis, specialists in providing...

2014-09-29 23:00:38

Acoustic Technology, Inc. (ATI Systems), the world leader in Mass Notification Systems and intelligible voice systems, has provided a system to the National Emergency Office of Antofagasta, Chile, to warn residents of tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, and other natural disasters. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Acoustic Technology, Inc. (ATI Systems), the world leader in Mass Notification Systems and intelligible voice systems, has provided a system to the National Emergency Office...

2014-09-29 20:22:36

A tragic on set death serves as a reminder of the importance of safety on film sets, and the need for skilled personal injury attorneys LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Times reports that a new tax-credit incentive will provide $330 million in state money each year for films and television programs to shoot in the state. The agreement between lawmakers and Governor Jerry Brown is hoped to boost local production - and the many jobs that go along with it. At the Law...


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Arenal Volcano
2014-08-28 11:31:44

Arenal Volcano, also known as Volcán Arenal, is an active stratovolcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. It can be found in Arenal Volcano National Park and was one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes until 2010. This volcano has a small crater and several eruptive vents and is the youngest of all active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano has produced some violent eruptions, including the eruption of 1968, which covered three villages, killed eighty-seven people, and...

Mount Nyiragongo
2014-08-28 11:22:30

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano that is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This volcano is part of the Virunga Mountains and is located in Virunga National Park. It reaches an elevation of 11,385 feet and has a crater that reaches 1.2 miles in width. This crater typically holds a lava lake that has varied between 2,000 and 10,660 feet in depth. It is not known how long this volcano has been active, but at least 34 eruptions have been recorded since 1882. Mount...

2014-08-28 11:14:31

Nevado del Ruiz, also known as La Mesa de Herveo, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of the Colombian territories, or departments, of Caldas and Tolima. It reaches an elevation of 17,457 and is shaped like a cone. This volcano is protected within Los Nevados National Natural Park, along with many other volcanoes, and it is a popular tourist destination. Winter activities like skiing are conducted here as well as hiking and fishing. Nevado del Ruiz is part of the...

Galeras
2014-08-28 10:56:28

Galeras is a stratovolcano that is located in Nariño, a Colombian controlled territory. This volcano, which reaches a height of 14,029 feet, is highly active and the most active volcano in Colombia. It primarily contains andesite and holds two calderas that were created by eruptions in the past 560,000 years. Although it is shaped like a horseshoe, eruptions have caused a cone shaped structure to build up in one of the calderas. It was labeled a Decade Volcano in 1991, despite its recent...

Chaitén
2014-08-28 10:38:21

Chaitén is a volcanic caldera that is located in southern Chile that reaches an elevation of 3,681 feet. It is thought that this volcano once held a rhyolite obsidian lava dome that reached 3,156 in height, but this was destroyed after its most recent eruption in 2008. In the past, this volcano has released grey obsidian, which was used by pre-Columbian cultures to make many objects, some of which have been found 250 miles away from the volcano. Chaitén experienced the beginning of a new...

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