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2014-10-22 08:23:54

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Versar, Inc. (NYSEMKT: VSR) - According to an August 2014 report by IBISWorld, the remediation and environmental cleanup services industry in the United States is approximately $18 billion, and has grown by 6.2% between 2009 and 2014. The industry has benefitted from recent natural disasters and industrial accidents that have increased demand for the industry's services. The remediation and environmental cleanup services industry is relatively...

2014-10-22 08:23:43

HOUSTON, October 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology innovator supports advancement and research conducted by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station to improve process safety management performance and minimize losses Petrotechnics [http://www.petrotechnics.com ], the leading provider of operational performance and predictive risk management solutions, announced an alliance with Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety...

2014-10-22 08:21:42

Industry-first Capabilities Leverage the Power of Open, Integrated Platform to Capture the Broadest Spectrum of Risk and Extend Fleet Technology Investments INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference -- SmartDrive Systems, a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, today announced that it has been notified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that a patent will be issued for its application for...

2014-10-22 08:20:50

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The trucking industry is at the center of the U.S. economy - delivering goods, equipment, and materials on our roadways from coast to coast. For the trucking industry and our society overall, reducing the number of crashes on our roads as well as the severity of those accidents is a top priority. As the head of the transportation safety and security consulting business for EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, Michael Nischan will...

2014-10-22 04:21:55

2011 New York Medical Malpractice case of misdiagnosis underscores importance of making sure screening is correct and following up if something doesn't feel right. Case Funding Firm stands ready to assist patients of all medical malpractice cases who have active lawsuits and need lawsuit cash advances while they wait for a settlement. YONKERS, N.Y., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, announced today that in light of Breast Cancer...

2014-10-22 00:20:17

Technology developed in China to convert waste cooking oil into jet fuel HANGZHOU, China, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) today opened a demonstration facility that will turn waste cooking oil, commonly referred to as "gutter oil" in China, into sustainable aviation biofuel. The two companies estimate that 500 million gallons (1.8 billion liters) of biofuel could be made annually in China from used cooking oil....

2014-10-21 23:13:13

Public swimming pools have specific injuries that come up regularly during a lifeguard's shift. Lifeguard Master has introduced first aid kits specifically designed for public swimming pools. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Pool first aid kits can be some of the most important tools a lifeguard keeps with them. In an emergency, this kit will be at the front line and what the lifeguard will grab first. Many items in a first aid kit are use to treat a victim in an emergency....

2014-10-21 23:13:08

Coal public awareness campaign, Huntington Banks team up for 'Recognition Night' for WVU Trauma Center Morgantown, WV (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Remember The Miners, the not-for-profit public awareness campaign whose mission is to tell the story of the men and women of the coal industry, partnered with Huntington Banks of West Virginia to sponsor the 5th Annual Night of Recognition of the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center at West Virginia University. Each year, the highly skilled...

2014-10-21 23:12:39

Online incontinence supply retailer Comfort Plus has added a line of bathroom safety products to their online store. The safety line includes benches, seats, and grab bars for the toilet and shower, helping Comfort Plus customers and their caregivers make the bathroom a safer place. (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 According to the Center for Disease Control, thousands of accidents happen in the bathroom each year. Many of these accidents could have been prevented with the right safety equipment...

2014-10-21 23:11:07

Value-Check™ will make it easier for businesses with light-duty applications to utilize reliable safety products. Broomfield, CO (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Checkers Industrial Safety Products announced that they are introducing a line of economy-priced safety products under the name “Value-Check™”. The new products offered under the Value-Check™ brand will expand upon many of the leading lines already offered Checkers, such as cable protectors, wheel chocks, warning whips, and...


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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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