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2014-09-11 23:04:48

The International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) has reaccredited all three bachelor’s degree programs in fire protection offered by Eastern Kentucky University. EKU offers on-campus and online fire degree programs. Richmond, KY (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 The International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) has re-accredited all three bachelor’s degree programs in fire protection offered by Eastern Kentucky University. IFSAC is a peer-driven, self-governing...

2014-09-11 23:03:49

OFF-DUTY Hatzalah Volunteer EMT & who is also the owner of Lice Troopers is first to respond at scene of rollover crash on I-75 in Miami. Both Patients transported to trauma centers in critical condition. Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Local volunteer EMT was first to arrive on the scene of a rollover car accident that occurred Wednesday night in northwest Miami Dade, leaving two people injured. The accident, involving a vehicle with an ATV in the back of the bed, took place on...

2014-09-11 20:20:16

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul Company of Memphis is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box® portable moving and self-storage pods to people throughout Memphis and surrounding areas who were affected by the recent rain and severe flooding. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090622/LA34860LOGO-b With U-Box portable moving and self-storage pods, you can conveniently pick up our custom-designed trailer and take your U-Box pod with you. U-Haul also...

2014-09-11 16:25:04

LONDON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Nano-enabled Food and Beverage Packaging Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2357815/Global-Nano-enabled-Food-and-Beverage-Packaging-Market-2014-2018.html About Nano-enabled Food and Beverage Packaging ProductsNano-enabled food and beverage packaging products use nano-engineered materials to enhance food safety and quality. Such nano-engineered materials include...

2014-09-11 16:24:18

Matzen will be appear at the Fort Wayne History Center to speak about Lombard's life in Fort Wayne and analyze the events surrounding her death PITTSBURGH, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, October 5, 2014, one day prior to the 104(th) birthday of Hollywood comedy actress Carole Lombard, biographer Robert Matzen will appear at the Fort Wayne History Center to discuss Lombard's Fort Wayne roots, the influence of the city on her life, and the events leading up to the plane crash that...

2014-09-11 16:22:47

READING, Pa., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) electric utility operating companies - Pennsylvania Electric (Penelec), Pennsylvania Power (Penn Power) and Metropolitan Edison (Met-Ed) - were recently recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Energy Association of Pennsylvania, an association of the Commonwealth's electric and natural gas utilities. The safety awards are selected annually by the association's Accident Prevention Committee. The...

2014-09-11 16:22:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes in Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Hyde and Pamlico counties in North Carolina as a result of excessive rain and winds on July 3, 2014....

2014-09-11 16:21:27

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing focus on community emergency preparedness and training, CSX is introducing a new mobile information system which will enhance first responders' ability to access train and cargo information in real time via their mobile devices. The new program, CSX Operation Respond, will provide firefighters, police officers and other emergency responders with easy mobile access to critical information that supports safe and...

Orion crew and service module
2014-09-11 16:21:01

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is making steady progress on its Orion spacecraft, completing several milestones this week at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the capsule's first trip to space in December. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Engineers finished building the Orion crew module, attached it and the already-completed service module to the adapter that will join Orion to its rocket and transported the...

2014-09-11 16:20:42

Groups recognized for their sustained efforts to help save young lives ITASCA, Ill., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council today announced two winners of its 6(th) annual Teen Driving Safety Leadership Awards, supported by the General Motors Foundation. The Council will honor Gordy Pehrson of the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety, and the Nebraska-based Norfolk Panther JOOI (Junior Optimist Octagon International) Clubs....


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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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