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2014-09-17 12:32:42

September Marks National Preparedness Month in U.S. NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether a natural or man-made disaster, running to a crisis to restore network facilities or help communities with communications needs during the critical hours after a catastrophic event is second nature for Verizon employees. This is possible due to proper planning, preparation and training in which employees engage throughout the year, including September, which is National Preparedness...

2014-09-17 12:22:54

SDG&E, UCLA helped to develop Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index RIVERSIDE, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U. S. Department of Agriculture/U.S. Forest Service, in collaboration with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and UCLA, today unveiled a new web-based tool to classify the fire threat potential of a weather phenomenon unique to Southern California - the powerful, hot, dry Santa Ana winds that can turn a spark into an inferno. The Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index, which...

2014-09-17 12:21:00

DALLAS, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- According to a recent news report, the Texas Department of Insurance shows that one in six Dallas County drivers have no insurance despite laws that require minimum coverage. Two years ago, the number of uninsured drivers was falling because of a program that helped boost compliance with the insurance laws. But, since then, the number of uninsured motorists has crept up again in large metropolitan areas. Statewide, more than 2.5 million...

2014-09-17 12:20:33

DUBLIN, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) Market for Passenger Cars - By Geography - Trends and Forecasts 2014 - 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The Tire pressure Monitoring System market in terms of value is projected to grow $5.6 Billion and Lane Departure Warning system market to grow $8.4 Billion by 2019 at a...

2014-09-17 08:29:14

Consumer food safety educators convene in Arlington, Va. to strengthen foodborne illness prevention ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) today announced it will host the Consumer Food Safety Education Conference in Arlington, Virginia, December 4-5. Through the conference, PFSE will bring public and private sector leaders together to discuss collaborative approaches for promoting food safety at home as fundamental to...

2014-09-16 23:17:07

Hastings and Hastings, an experienced and established personal injury Law group in Phoenix Arizona announces one flat attorney fee for personal injury cases. The firm takes pride in ensuring that clients retain the largest portion possible of their settlement or recovery as a way to cover medical expenses, lost wages and damaged personal property. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Hastings and Hastings, an experienced and established personal injury Law group in Phoenix Arizona...

2014-09-16 23:06:02

One of the nation’s leading safety leadership and development companies is now leading a safety-culture field-coaching effort for one of the nation’s top manufacturing companies. Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Representatives with safetyBUILT-IN (http://safetybuiltin.com/) announced today that it has completed the first phase of a safety-culture-development initiative for a major auto-parts manufacturing company headquartered in New York, and just recently launched Phase II of...

2014-09-16 23:03:30

Amica Insurance is reminding parents and caregivers to make sure children are safe and secure while in the car. LINCOLN, R.I. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 As part of Child Passenger Safety Week, which runs from Sunday, Sept. 14, through Saturday, Sept. 20, Amica Insurance is reminding parents and caregivers to make sure children are safe and secure while in the car. According to a 2012 survey from the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), 20 percent of drivers of child...

2014-09-16 20:24:48

Orthopaedic surgeons provide safety tips to avoid football, soccer and other fall sport injuries ROSEMONT, Ill., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Football, soccer, cheerleading and volleyball are popular fall youth sports activities. As kids settle into the new school year, they're also excited to hit the field again. To help reduce the risk of common injuries, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) offer...

2014-09-16 20:22:03

Creator of premium, emergency water aligns with housing expo event to educate public on the benefits of aluminum can water and its role in all types of emergency situations LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- September is National Preparedness Month. In support, Blue Can water is sponsoring radio emergency preparedness spots on CBS' KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO -Southern California's only all-news radio station. The Apartment Association, California Southern Cities (AACSC) has been...


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Arenal Volcano
2014-08-28 11:31:44

Arenal Volcano, also known as Volcán Arenal, is an active stratovolcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. It can be found in Arenal Volcano National Park and was one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes until 2010. This volcano has a small crater and several eruptive vents and is the youngest of all active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano has produced some violent eruptions, including the eruption of 1968, which covered three villages, killed eighty-seven people, and...

Mount Nyiragongo
2014-08-28 11:22:30

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano that is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This volcano is part of the Virunga Mountains and is located in Virunga National Park. It reaches an elevation of 11,385 feet and has a crater that reaches 1.2 miles in width. This crater typically holds a lava lake that has varied between 2,000 and 10,660 feet in depth. It is not known how long this volcano has been active, but at least 34 eruptions have been recorded since 1882. Mount...

2014-08-28 11:14:31

Nevado del Ruiz, also known as La Mesa de Herveo, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of the Colombian territories, or departments, of Caldas and Tolima. It reaches an elevation of 17,457 and is shaped like a cone. This volcano is protected within Los Nevados National Natural Park, along with many other volcanoes, and it is a popular tourist destination. Winter activities like skiing are conducted here as well as hiking and fishing. Nevado del Ruiz is part of the...

Galeras
2014-08-28 10:56:28

Galeras is a stratovolcano that is located in Nariño, a Colombian controlled territory. This volcano, which reaches a height of 14,029 feet, is highly active and the most active volcano in Colombia. It primarily contains andesite and holds two calderas that were created by eruptions in the past 560,000 years. Although it is shaped like a horseshoe, eruptions have caused a cone shaped structure to build up in one of the calderas. It was labeled a Decade Volcano in 1991, despite its recent...

Chaitén
2014-08-28 10:38:21

Chaitén is a volcanic caldera that is located in southern Chile that reaches an elevation of 3,681 feet. It is thought that this volcano once held a rhyolite obsidian lava dome that reached 3,156 in height, but this was destroyed after its most recent eruption in 2008. In the past, this volcano has released grey obsidian, which was used by pre-Columbian cultures to make many objects, some of which have been found 250 miles away from the volcano. Chaitén experienced the beginning of a new...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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