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2014-08-29 16:20:50

First widebody airplane for all-Boeing airline EVERETT, Wash., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Xiamen Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787 Dreamliner. "We are excited to receive our first 787 Dreamliner which is also the first widebody airplane of our all-Boeing fleet," said Che Shanglun, president and chairman of Xiamen Airlines. "With the innovative technology and exceptional efficiency, the 787 Dreamliner will be key to our...

2014-08-29 12:20:57

Richmond Hill, On, Aug. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying an investigator to the site of an accident involving an amateur built aircraft in Brantford, Ontario. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign...

2014-08-29 08:21:07

CALGARY, Aug. 29, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators near Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where a train operated by Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) derailed yesterday. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the...

2014-08-29 08:21:05

Mobileye collision avoidance system has been standard in many quality factory vehicles for some time and now Rear View Safety is bringing Mobileye technology to consumers in the U.S. and Canada; instead of developing products to protect you during collision, Mobileye technology is designed to help you avoid collisions all together. NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rear View Safety has been making backing up safer for businesses, and personal vehicles alike since 2007. It is...

2014-08-28 23:18:01

Structural Engineers Association of California responds to American Canyon Earthquake Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 By Michael Cochran, SEAOC Board President, Reinhard Ludke, and Ken O’Dell As the Napa region works to recover from the strongest California earthquake in 20-plus years, the rest of the State should be on notice that Sunday’s 6.0M American Canyon earthquake did not let us off the hook. Instead, this and every other recent earthquake should be taken as a wakeup...

2014-08-28 23:16:30

App user experience stronger with Institutional Branding. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Jill Campbell, CEO and Founder of Safety Alert Apps, the White House award-winning Smartphone Safety App technology development company, announced today that the company is making available customized app branding for their non-profits, agencies, colleges and universities clients. In making the announcement, Campbell said, “We have found that among both our small and larger...

2014-08-28 23:08:30

Hastings and Hastings is a Phoenix personal injury law firm that has been providing quality accident attorney services and other legal services in Arizona for over three decades. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Hastings and Hastings is a Phoenix personal injury law firm that has been providing quality accident attorney services and other legal services in Arizona for over three decades. The firm is proud to announce that it has saved a client more than $23,000 related to a settlement...

2014-08-28 23:08:26

Clarity PSO remains a top Patient Safety Organization offering valuable and industry-leading patient safety expertise and services. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Clarity PSO, an operating division of Clarity Group, Inc., has been re-certified as a federal Patient Safety Organization (PSO) for another three-year period under the authority of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Clarity PSO will continue to provide valuable and industry-leading patient safety...

2014-08-28 23:06:05

Menlo College launched a new mobile safety app, LiveSafe, that provides students and faculty with a way to enhance campus safety. Atherton, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Menlo College launched a new mobile safety app that provides students and faculty a new channel to get in touch with the authorities. Called LiveSafe, the mobile application helps build a safer campus by providing a fast and efficient channel of communication between students and campus safety officials. Menlo College,...

2014-08-28 23:05:09

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Advanced Driver Assistance Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2020" to its report store. Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Advanced Driver Assistance Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2020," the global advance driver assistance system...


Latest Disaster Accident Reference Libraries

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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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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