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2014-07-23 12:21:40

Auto insurance group offers discount to drivers in Virgina that install text blocking devices. ATLANTA, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Good2Go®, specialists in offering minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount is now available in Virginia. Customers will receive 5% off bodily injury, property damage, and collision coverage per vehicle for installing a device that blocks distracting cell phone functions such as text messaging, email, and...

2014-07-23 12:21:38

Company Expands Online Accident Report Coverage CENTREVILLE, Va., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carfax today announced that automobile accident reports from police departments across the U.S. now are accessible through its accident reports service, Crashdocs.org. Insurers, lawyers and other interested parties can order accident reports from all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia through an easy-to-use online site. In addition, Carfax does not add convenience fees to accident...

2014-07-23 12:20:57

DORVAL, QC, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team to investigate a float plane accident that occurred last night in Saint-Michel-des-Saints, Quebec. 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 Board to assign...

2014-07-23 08:39:09

NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While the number of workplace accident rates is on the decline in the U.S., a number of high-profile and serious accidents in recent years has led to new safety processes. To create a healthier and safer workplace, UL, a global safety science leader, believes that organizations must establish a culture in which employees actively identify indicators of unsafe conditions, both through formal and informal processes before a crisis hits. In doing...

2014-07-23 08:36:43

New Patent Builds on Patented E-LIS Technology for Next Generation 9-1-1 Networks CHICAGO, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RedSky Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of automated E911 solutions, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has issued patent number 8,755,767 which expands on RedSky's innovative Emergency Location Information Service (E-LIS) product patents. This patent discloses that emergency messages can and will be generated by a variety of...

2014-07-23 08:34:34

NEEDHAM, Mass., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EH&E, a leading provider of environmental and engineering consulting services, has won the 2014 IFMA Boston Excellence Award for Best Practices in Sustainability for a joint project conducted with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). The award honors a new approach -- commissioned by BWH and designed by EH&E -- that "sets a new benchmark" and establishes a "model of best practices" for the improvement of fire and life safety...

2014-07-23 08:32:12

SHENZHEN, China, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whenever a medical emergency occurs, a Chinese traveling abroad only has to make one call to receive a medical evacuation and repatriation by a dedicated air ambulance jet safe and fast. This is no longer imaginary but a reality as China's largest air medical service -- Shenzhen Deer Jet Medical Co., Ltd. ("DJM", 24-hour hotline +86-755-8338-0505) today officially kicks off its Global Air Ambulance Lifeguard Program (The Program) for...

2014-07-23 08:21:03

~ Largest Transit Agency in Ohio Joins Other Municipal Transit Leaders in Engaging the DriveCam Video-Based Technology Solution to Increase Safety and Reduce Risk SAN DIEGO, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lytx, Inc. (formerly DriveCam Inc.), a global leader in delivering driver safety and compliance solutions, today announced that it has signed a full-fleet deployment agreement with Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA), the largest transit agency in Ohio. The...

2014-07-22 12:30:21

NSC calls on companies to take actions to combat the nation's fastest growing drug epidemic ITASCA, Ill., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of people overdosing from opioid prescription painkillers is staggering, killing 45 people each day. Twenty-three percent of the workforce has misused prescription painkillers, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, making opioid use a serious threat to employee safety. Even when employees are taking opioid painkillers...

2014-07-22 12:29:27

CHICAGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 18, 2014, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety presented at the annual conference of AWHONN (Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses) on implementing the OB VTE Safety Recommendations http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131024/CG03341LOGO On the panel were the following health experts: -- Lisa Enslow, MSN, RN-BC (Nurse Educator, Women's Health and Ambulatory Care Services, Hartford...


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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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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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