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2014-08-26 08:22:05

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, American Trucking Associations-led coalition of transportation trade groups urged that the scores produced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability fleet monitoring system be removed from the agency's website, citing recent government research that found the scores unreliable....

2014-08-26 08:21:01

~ New Data from Video-Based Driver Safety Leader Lytx Shows that Near-Collisions in Good Weather Nearly Double Compared to Inclement Weather Conditions ~ SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New data released today shows your chances of having a near-collision while driving nearly doubles in good weather conditions. Lytx, Inc. (formerly DriveCam Inc.), a global leader in delivering video-based driver safety and compliance solutions, determined from analysis of its data that more...

2014-08-26 08:20:42

Drivers in Three California Cities Surpass National Average of Collision Every 10 Years SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allstate Insurance Company today released its tenth annual "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report®" and Visalia ranks first in California and seventh nationally as safest among America's 200 largest cities[i] in terms of car collision frequency. The report underscores Allstate's commitment to making roadways safer for its customers and all drivers. For...

2014-08-26 00:21:11

As supply lines contract, ATX Air Services, LLC contributes plane, crew to fly aid to Liberia FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In collaboration with Airlink and Fort Worth-based ATX Air Services, LLC, Direct Relief today loaded a charter jet with emergency supplies bound for health workers on the frontlines of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. This shipment, which includes several thousand pounds of urgently requested gloves, masks, gowns, and other medical...

2014-08-25 23:11:02

In the disaster recovery services market, buyer power is aided by steady prices, low supply chain risk and low market share concentration; nevertheless, the high level of specialization and low number of substitutes in the market restrict buyer power to an extent. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the procurement of Disaster Recovery Services in its growing collection of...

2014-08-25 23:10:43

As our cars become increasingly dependent on advanced computer systems, the auto accident attorneys at The Eichholz Law Firm urge manufacturers to increase the security available in vehicles to prevent computer hackers from gaining unauthorized remote access. SAVANNAH, GA (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 The auto accident attorneys at The Eichholz Law Firm are investigating claims that computer hackers are attempting to remotely access and control vehicles using new technology available in late...

2014-08-25 23:10:16

Small Entity Compliance Guide and Effective Hazard Communication Program Fact Sheet Focus on Small Employer Compliance with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) Dublin, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is announcing the recent release of two hazard communication publications as part of an ongoing campaign to help small employers comply with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). Hazard Communication: Small...

2014-08-25 23:09:50

Today, when disaster strikes, COTS (Central Ohio Trauma System) relies on the OnPage® critical alerts system to help communicate with 31 hospitals, emergency responders, and the surrounding community to help save lives. Waltham, MA (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Immediate and reliable communications between COTS -- Central Ohio Trauma System and its network of 31 hospitals, emergency responders, and other medical personnel plays a critical role in helping the surrounding community to work...

2014-08-25 23:08:46

Public safety workers are urged to enter to win one of five Ultimate 5.11 Tactical Kits from California Casualty. Entries will be taken September 1 through December 21, 2014. San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 First responders could win an impressive Ultimate 5.11 Tactical Kit from California Casualty. Entries are being taken starting September 1. Five lucky winners will receive a prize valued at over $500 each that includes:     Laser engraved RFA assisted opening...

2014-08-25 16:21:06

Company Gas Service Representatives to Conduct Courtesy Gas Safety Checks Today SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company is reporting that electric service is restored for 70,000 customers affected by Sunday's Napa County earthquake. The company continues to conduct gas safety surveys in the areas impacted by the Napa County earthquake. PG&E proactively lowered the operating pressure of its Sonoma/Napa transmission pipeline system and conducted two...


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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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