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2014-10-28 23:14:43

The day long event enabled attendees to hear from national, state, and local leaders of school safety and provided guidance on implementing programs that keep students and staff safe. Barnstable, MA (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 BeSafe Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce that its CEO, Tom McDonald, recently presented at Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency’s (REIMA) 2014 School Safety Conference. REIMA annually hosts a summit on school safety bringing together School...

2014-10-28 23:11:09

The Jones Firm, a law firm based out of Bellevue WA, has released a new, free eBook explaining the personal injury claim process for pedestrians and bicyclists involved in auto accidents. Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Pedestrian and bicyclist accidents are more frequent than most people suspect. According to the newly released free downloadable eBook from The Jones Firm, a car-pedestrian accident happens every three hours in the state of Washington, totaling almost 3,000 accidents...

2014-10-28 23:11:01

After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., has hired Nancy Page, MS, RN, as chief nursing officer. An experienced healthcare executive with more than 28 years of progressive leadership experience in an academic medical center setting, Page will assume her new duties immediately. Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare...

2014-10-28 23:06:11

The seamless integration between OnBase and the Guidewire Suite will help P&C carrier speed processing and improve customer experience CLEVELAND (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Mercury Insurance, a leading property and casualty insurer in California, selected OnBase to convert from multiple document management systems. Using OnBase, Mercury will leverage a single, streamlined process automation and paperless workflow solution across their company. By replacing its document management systems...

2014-10-28 23:02:24

The authors of Radical Response take a bold new perspective of solving social crises through free market solutions. Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Today, the planet numbers seven billion souls. The population is not only more numerous but, in addition, it requires a steady supply of food and water for many more years than our predecessors did. The new book, Radical Response, confronts the World's most dire challenges through a bold new perspective. Authors Richard Lackey and Thom...

2014-10-28 23:01:03

Acoustic Technology, Inc. (ATI Systems), the world leader in mass notification systems, today announced that an integrated, multi-building Voice Evacuation/Fire Alarm has been installed at a correctional facility. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Acoustic Technology, Inc. (ATI Systems), the world leader in mass notification systems, today announced that an integrated, multi-building Voice Evacuation/Fire Alarm has been installed at a correctional facility. The Correctional Facility...

2014-10-28 23:00:39

New York auto accident lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm urges the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall all potentially defective airbags, not just the ones in humid states. New York, New York (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration put out a major recall notice on October 20 for defective airbags and urged people whose cars are equipped with them to take action immediately. More than 7 million vehicles are involved in the...

2014-10-28 20:23:39

TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Ms. Lois Brown, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development and Member of Parliament for Newmarket-Aurora, on behalf of the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated the winners of Canada's Safest Employers Awards at the 4th annual gala in Toronto last night. Canada's Safest Employers Awards recognizes employers who demonstrate exceptional occupational health and safety practices...

2014-10-28 20:21:05

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ahead of the third U.S. commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station by Orbital Sciences Corp., NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia continues to enable successful launches from the Eastern Shore. Orbital's Antares rocket carrying 5,000 pounds of NASA cargo aboard the company's Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to liftoff at 6:22 p.m. EDT this evening from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at...

2014-10-28 16:21:16

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Baja Inc., and its corporate affiliate, One World Technologies Inc., of Anderson, S.C., agreed to pay a $4.3 million civil penalty. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20030904/USCSCLOGO The settlement resolves CPSC staff's charges that the firm knowingly failed to report to CPSC immediately, as required by federal law, defects and an unreasonable risk of serious...


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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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