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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...

2014-08-25 16:20:28

Davenport, Iowa drivers anticipating performance and safety with 2015 Focus DAVENPORT, Iowa, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dahl Ford is excited about the arrival of the 2015 Ford Focus this fall. Improving upon an already dominant platform is difficult to do, but Ford has made it happen by adding EcoBoost fuel economy engine options and enhanced safety features to improve on the already best-selling model. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140822/139025 The...

2014-08-25 12:20:55

Council reminds drivers to take extra caution while traveling ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council estimates 395 people will be killed and an additional 42,300 will be injured in car crashes during the Labor Day holiday weekend. The period begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 1. An evaluation of recent Labor Day holiday period fatality estimates is shown in the table below....

2014-08-25 12:20:25

IP-based system positions the Commonwealth to accommodate a future increasingly comprised of mobile texting, video and web-based information platforms FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a contract to develop, implement and operate the Massachusetts Next Generation (NG9-1-1) emergency communications system that will allow emergency personnel to accept service requests...

2014-08-25 12:20:21

GATINEAU, QC, 25 Aug. 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will be participating in Operation Nanook 2014 from 25-29 August 2014. This is an annual exercise organized in Northern Canada by the Canadian Forces. This year's exercise is taking place in the vicinity of Iqaluit, Nunavut and involves the simulated grounding and evacuation of a cruise ship. With anticipated marine passenger and cargo service increasing in this region of Canada, it is...

2014-08-25 08:31:48

MIDDLETOWN, Va., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Experis Middletown Disaster Recovery Center www.experisdatacenters.com and Experis Technology Group www.experistg.com continues to expand the HP 3Par replication and disaster recovery services with the addition of several major customers selecting Middletown as their Disaster Recovery Solution. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140822/138854 Recently, a Major National Broadcaster chose Middletown to replicate their 3Par...


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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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