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2014-10-20 16:28:51

ATLANTA, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that 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 located in the counties of Gadsden, Jackson, Jefferson and Leon in Florida as a result of the drought that began Aug. 19, 2014....

2014-10-20 16:28:49

ATLANTA, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that 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 located in the counties of Baker, Brooks, Calhoun, Colquitt, Cook, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Thomas, Tift and Worth in Georgia as a result of the...

2014-10-20 16:20:57

State Farm® Celebrate My Drive® program promotes responsible driving practices ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Safety Council is encouraging support for 74 Minnesota high schools that are participating in the State Farm® Celebrate My Drive® program. The program encourages safe driving practices among teens and offers an opportunity for schools to win grants and a private concert with Grammy-nominated The Band Perry, by competing to gain the most...

2014-10-20 12:31:11

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the Emergency Nurses Association have issued a joint statement about specialty nursing and leadership organization collaboration related to Ebola Virus Disease, on behalf of their 150,000-plus combined nurse members. Joint Statement--Ebola: Specialty Nursing and Leadership Organizations Commit to Partnership Recent events leading to the...

2014-10-20 12:30:55

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The arrival of the Ebola virus in the United States has prompted the nation's emergency physicians to urge policymakers to provide more resources for personal protective equipment and training for emergency care workers as they manage the front lines of this deadly disease. "The response to Ebola should be regionalized, with emergency departments screening and identifying patients who are infected, and then transporting them to facilities...

2014-10-20 12:22:22

First humanitarian delivery flight from Boeing South Carolina NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Kenya Airways have partnered with First Baptist Church in Baytown, Texas, to transport medical equipment to Kajiado, Kenya, on a newly delivered 787 Dreamliner from the company's North Charleston, S.C., facility. The supplies, including examination tables and other equipment, will benefit Kenyan children served by the Africa Inland Church...

2014-10-20 12:22:05

Parents limit passengers and nighttime driving, favor limitations for all new drivers under 21 ITASCA, Ill., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the National Safety Council, in observance of National Teen Driver Safety Week, released results of a public opinion survey showing many parents understand, and take steps to help reduce, the greatest risks facing teen drivers. Fifty-seven percent of parents do not allow teens to drive with friends, 55 percent do not allow teens...

2014-10-20 12:22:04

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emergency financial and other assistance will be available to the families of U.S. service members deployed to West Africa to fight Ebola on the same basis as those deployed to combat zones like Iraq and Afghanistan, Operation Homefront announced today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110623/DC25541LOGO The national nonprofit, which has provided emergency assistance to the families of deployed service members since its founding...

2014-10-20 12:20:39

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teen drivers may think they know everything but they still have a lot to learn about how to drive safely according to information released by the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) at the start of National Teen Driver Safety Week. A majority of teens, 78 percent, report anticipating that the actions of other drivers will always be the hardest aspect of driving and 65 percent of teen drivers said they...

2014-10-20 08:35:28

Imperial Systems' updated CMAXX roof is fully reinforced and slightly bowed to make the unit stronger and assist with water runoff. JACKSON CENTER, Pa., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Imperial Systems' New CMAXX Roof Design Further Innovates the Already Advanced CMAXX Industrial Dust Collector. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141017/152763 September 2014: Imperial Systems has changed the roof design of all CMAXX Cartridge Dust Collectors to have a solid...


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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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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.