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2014-04-14 12:21:48

Ford goes above and beyond with safety features LOGANVILLE, Ga., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Summer is by far one of the most popular times to take a road trip. Whether it's just a day trip or a cross-country adventure, the 2014 Ford Expedition is one of the safest vehicles to drive. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140414/MN03934) The new model of the Expedition has updated safety features, a sturdier frame and incredible cabin space, and is available at...

2014-04-14 08:40:16

-- Event Recording Program Expected to Improve Fleet Safety and Reduce Costs -- SAN DIEGO, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartDrive Systems, a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, today announced that Kenco, a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services, and material handling equipment, has selected SmartDrive's event recording system for roll-out across its entire nationwide fleet to improve safety and lower...

2014-04-14 08:40:09

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month PHOENIX, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and U-Haul is showing their support in an effort to reduce the number of distracted driving related crashes across the US. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), over 3,000 deaths in automobile accidents were caused by distracted driving in 2012. At any given moment, approximately 660,000 U.S. drivers are using their cell phones while...

2014-04-13 23:02:48

South Carolina Car Accident Lawyer S. Randall Hood of McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, weighs in on a recent article about the impact of traumatic brain injuries in recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month in March. Columbia, SC (PRWEB) April 13, 2014 The Brain Injury Association of America declared March as Brain Injury Awareness Month, a topic that deserves attention due to the long-term impact of such serious injuries, according to South Carolina personal injury lawyer S. Randall...

2014-04-13 12:20:08

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, April 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Hilliard, lead lawyer and partner at Texas law firm Hilliard Munoz Gonzales LLP, says his clients urge General Motors to issue a "Park It Now" alert immediately. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140404/DA99111 Hilliard represents the siblings and parents of 29 victims of GM car crashes caused by faulty ignition switches. Hilliard says: "The death count continues to grow. Save tomorrow's victim now. There have been 29...

2014-04-12 23:02:06

DLAN successfully demonstrated its ability to communicate with other emergency management systems using the highest interoperability standards at the NY-NJ-CT-PA Regional Logistics Program’s Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) Data Interoperability Demonstration held on March 20th in New York City. Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 DLAN successfully demonstrated its ability to communicate with other emergency management systems using the highest interoperability standards at the...

2014-04-12 23:02:03

On April 5th, Unitek Education hosted Operation Urban Rescue, a multi-agency, mass-casualty training simulation with the goal of uniting military and civilian emergency medical services into one training event. (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 On April 5th, Unitek Education hosted Operation Urban Rescue, one of the largest multi-agency, mass-casualty training simulations held in the Bay Area. Operation Urban Rescue concentrated on a military and civilian response to a simulated domestic disturbance...

2014-04-12 23:00:30

Coal prices are expected to grow slightly in the five years to 2019, as slowing economic growth of major global markets (e.g. China) places downward pressure on product prices. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Coal Mining industry in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 The Coal Mining industry has been on the mend in the five years to 2014, with revenue expected to increase at an annualized rate of 2.1%...

2014-04-11 23:25:07

Flood Law Group announced today that they are available to investigate claims related to injuries possibly resulting from the spontaneous migration of Mirena IUD’s. Pursuant to In Re: Mirena Litigation; Case No. 297, Docket No. BER-L-4098-13 in the Superior Court of New Jersey, many claims are alleging that Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals failed to provide adequate warning to patients about the potential risks associated with the Mirena IUD. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 10, 2014...

2014-04-11 23:25:06

In an effort to promote family safety, Kirkland RV recommends that RVers pack and carry a fully-stocked first aid kit on their RV trips. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 It’s wise to be prepared for any possible emergency. Especially during an RV trip, safety precautions are a must. Kirkland RV recently released an article detailing the 20 most important first aid items that any RVing family should keep in their first aid kit. Among the recommended items are bandages, antiseptic...


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Hualālai
2014-04-10 12:06:55

Hualālai is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is one of five volcanoes that form the island. It reaches an elevation of 8,271 feet and is thought to have emerged from the sea about 300,000 years ago, making it the third youngest volcano on the island. Its shape is rough compared to younger volcanoes and it holds three rift zones that are covered with over one hundred cinder cones and spatter cones. Although it does not hold a caldera at its summit, it does...

Zubair Group
2014-04-10 10:08:46

Zubair Group, also known as Zubayr Group or Al Zubair Group, is a chain of volcanic islands belonging to Yemen that are located on top of a shield volcano in the Red Sea. Zubair Group The largest island, known as Zubair, is among the youngest islands, which also include Saba, Saddle, and Haycock. The shield volcano underneath the islands began a period of eruptions and eventually quieted down, followed by a period of explosive and effusive eruptions that formed the islands that are present...

Kohala
2014-04-10 10:03:58

Kohala is an extinct shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 5,480 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island of Hawaii and is thought to be about one million years old, although it only emerged from the sea about 500,000 years ago. Because its last eruption is thought to have occurred about 120,000 years ago, based on studies conducted on hardened lava flows, this volcano is not thought to pose a threat to inhabitants on the island....

Askja
2014-04-09 16:13:20

Askja is an active stratovolcano that is located in the isolated central highlands in Iceland. It reaches an elevation of 4,974 feet and its name literally means caldera, or box, in the Icelandic language. The area can only be reached during a period of a few months and because it located in the rain shadow of the Vatnajökull glacier to the northeast, it only receives 17.7 inches of rain per year. One of Askja’s smaller craters holds a lake known as Öskjuvatn, which is often frozen over...

Santa María Volcano
2014-04-09 10:58:40

Santa María Volcano is an active stratovolcano that is located in Guatemala and is part of the Sierra Madre, a string of volcanoes that stretches across the western side of Guatemala. The volcanoes in this string were formed by subduction activity, when the Cocos Plate moved under the Caribbean Plate. An eruption in 1902 produced a crater that now holds a lava dome known as Santiaguito, which was created during another eruption in 1922. These domes hold active vents and in 1929, part of the...

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