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2014-08-27 23:00:40

Under Dr. Dennis’s leadership, the NLN/Chamberlain Center, one of seven comprising the NLN Home for Transformative Excellence, will expand the NLN’s advancement of its signature programming for evidence-based nursing education and the scholarship of teaching. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 The National League for Nursing is pleased to announce that Betty Pierce Dennis, DrPH, MN, RN, FAAN, became the inaugural director of the NLN/Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for the...

2014-08-27 16:27:54

Seattle Company Turns Your Smartphone into an 'Eyewitness' SEATTLE, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of people are the victim of assault each day in the United States. Now, there's a personal safety app for iPhone and Android devices aimed at preventing attacks. It's called iWitness and it gives people a way to protect themselves using their smartphones. Seattle University is the first college campus to encourage students to use this service. "My goal is to ensure the...

2014-08-27 16:26:21

DUBLIN, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ross Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROST) announced today that it is making a $25,000 cash donation to the American Red Cross Napa Chapter. This donation will help the Red Cross provide services such as food, shelter, relief supplies and support to people affected by disasters like the recent earthquake in California. Michael O'Sullivan, President and Chief Operating Officer, commented, "Ross Stores is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay...

2014-08-27 16:21:09

Could Be Liable for Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Drivers' Operating Expenses and Wages OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that a class of 2,300 individuals working for FedEx Ground was misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees. As a result, FedEx may owe its workforce of drivers hundreds of millions of dollars for illegally shifting to them the costs of such things as the FedEx branded trucks,...

2014-08-27 16:21:03

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the national enforcement initiative, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," PennDOT, state police and municipal police are focusing their efforts on reducing alcohol-and drug-related crashes through Labor Day. "Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is unsafe and it's against the law," PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. "Although alcohol-related crashes have gradually decreased, drugged-driving crashes and...

2014-08-27 16:20:33

RICHMOND, BC, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Vancouver, British Columbia where the vessel CMA CGM Attila struck the dock at the DP World Centerm container terminal. 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...

2014-08-27 12:24:32

"Safe Kids" Program Helps Prevent Serious Injuries Inside and Outside the Home SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As children in the affected region go back to school in the aftermath of the Napa County earthquake, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) would like to take this opportunity to remind Northern and Central California families and educators to discuss with their students how to stay safe around electricity and natural gas inside and outside the home....

2014-08-27 12:23:05

CHICAGO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- DMV.com - a one-stop resource for all DMV and motor vehicle information, has released a top ten list of things parents and motorists should keep in mind to ensure child safety during the back to school season. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140826/139882 "Given the significant number of motorists and pedestrians heading back on the road, we thought it was the right time to remind drivers and parents of the extra precautions necessary...

2014-08-27 12:22:18

Extraordinary selection of Chevy vehicles at Medved Autoplex DENVER, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Medved Autoplex serves the Denver, Colorado area with trustworthy service and a vast selection of automakers. Currently the dealer would like to focus in particular on the variety of Chevy vehicles it currently has available, especially the 2014 Chevy Cruze and Spark. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140827/140342 The 2014 Chevy Cruze has become available in a...

2014-08-27 12:20:58

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Trucking Associations is urging the 29.7 million motorists that are expected to travel on the highways this Labor Day weekend to follow the safety tips from the America's Road Team Captains, a team of professional truck drivers with millions of accident-free miles. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO As motorists prepare for their last summer getaway, these safe professional drivers are offering advice on...


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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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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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