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2014-07-29 04:20:20

ANA becomes first airline to receive both 787 family variants EVERETT, Wash., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE:BA) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner. ANA will become the world's first airline to operate both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family when the airline launches 787-9 services on domestic Japanese routes in August. "The 787 Dreamliner is a key element in our growth strategy and we...

2014-07-28 23:09:48

The Spill Center podcast series will allow corporations and transportation professionals to stay on top of the latest spill regulations and response plans (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Spill Center, a North American leader in environmental spill support dedicated to reducing costs and liability for companies that become spill generators, has launched a new series of Internet podcasts on topics related to releases of hazardous materials and other pollution events requiring cleanup and reporting....

2014-07-28 23:03:05

NASA based products by SunSeeker Enterprises more effective in keeping our fire fighters alive. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 With California in a record draught and fire season upon us, it is welcome news that a fire blanket that is over 200 percent more effective than current protection is under development by SunSeeker Enterprises, Inc. The fire blanket—utilizing the same technology developed by NASA to protect spacecraft from the extreme heat of re-entry into the Earth's...

2014-07-28 12:28:38

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) has been selected to provide patient safety collection, analysis, and reporting services to MCIC Vermont, Inc. PSO, a component entity of MCIC Vermont (A Reciprocal Risk Retention Group) (MCIC). MCIC is a specialty insurance company which provides medical professional and general liability insurance coverage, loss prevention, and patient safety and risk management services...

2014-07-28 12:22:34

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FlyersRights.org, the largest US based airline passenger organization, in light of the shoot down of the MH 17 flight over eastern Ukraine, has called on all airlines to provide passengers on international flights with detailed route maps on their web sites, so passengers can decide whether to take such flights for themselves. Paul Hudson, the group's president and longtime member of the FAA and TSA advisory committees on aviation...

2014-07-28 12:21:00

Briggs Subaru examines 2015 Subaru Forester vs. 2015 Mazda CX-5 LAWRENCE, Kan., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Lawrence, Kan. dealer, Briggs Subaru, recognizes that drivers look for key indicators to prove whether or not a vehicle is even worth consideration. One such indicator in the realm of safety is the titleship of becoming a Top Safety Pick+ vehicle which both vehicles in this circumstance have earned; therefore, having proved the 2015 Mazda CX-5 is a worthy contender,...

2014-07-28 10:01:24

The National Academies A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academy of Sciences concludes that the overarching lesson learned from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident is that nuclear plant licensees and their regulators must actively seek out and act on new information about hazards with the potential to affect the safety of nuclear plants.  The committee that wrote the report examined the causes of the Japan accident and identified findings and recommendations...

2014-07-27 16:20:15

RICHMOND, BC, July 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying an investigator to the Nanaimo International Airport, following yesterday's fatal crash of an amateur-built airplane. 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 not the function of the...

2014-07-26 23:00:32

Veteran-led disaster group to manage response for devastated city. Pateros, WA (PRWEB) July 26, 2014 Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster relief organization, has launched Operation: Humble Trooper to support residents of Pateros, Wash., following wildfires that destroyed dozens of homes. At the request of local officials, Team Rubicon has deployed a National Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) to manage debris removal, spontaneous volunteers, and in-kind donations on behalf of the...

2014-07-25 23:09:05

Celebrates Grand Opening with Donation to Lovejoy High School Lewisville, Texas (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 First Choice Emergency Room opened its new Southeast Allen facility at 7am today. The facility is located at 1836 E. Bethany Road, Allen, Texas and is open 24-7. “Our promise to our neighbors in Allen is that we will deliver high quality emergency medical care as efficiently and expeditiously as possible,” said Dr. Gorav Bohil, Facility Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room...


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Mercury Park Lane 1959
2014-04-17 12:46:27

Mercury automobiles was a brand of vehicles as a subsidy of the Ford Motor Company. It was established by the Edsel Ford in 1938. The Mercury brand was a luxury vehicle placed between the high end Ford and the base Lincoln models. In 1945, Mercury became half of the Lincoln division until it was phased out in 2011. The last Mercury produced was a Grand Marquis which left the assembly line on January 4, 2011. From 1958 to 1960, Edsel brand models were part of the Lincoln-Mercury group. The...

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...

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