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2014-08-28 12:22:12

TrueFrame helps auto dealers and used car buyers take the guesswork out of vehicles with prior accident history by providing its comprehensive inspection data to Carfax and AutoCheck. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- TrueFrame® has announced the upcoming opening of two new locations, Denver and Charlotte, where it will provide comprehensive vehicle inspections to automobile dealers looking to offer more transparency on used vehicles with an accident history....

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2014-08-28 03:00:37

Laura Niles, International Space Station Program Science Office and Public Affairs Office, NASA’s Johnson Space Center In the first installment of the International Space Station Benefits for Humanity video series, NASA showed how the station’s water purification technology is used to provide clean, safe water to an area plagued by a contaminated drinking source. We also met doctors who use a transformative tool in neurosurgery adapted from the station’s complex robotic arm, and we...

2014-08-28 08:26:02

BUDAPEST, Hungary, August 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While the Hungarian government is concerned about the territorial integrity of Ukraine, in addition to fighting and a large number of victims among the civilians in Eastern Ukraine, there is another risk, which is a serious threat to a wider region, to Eastern Europe, including Hungary. The representative of the Jobbik party, a member of the Hungarian Parliament, Lajos Kepli stated that there are hundreds of enterprises...

2014-08-28 08:25:09

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) And Ad Council Release New PSAs As Part Of The National Ready Campaign To Encourage Families To Create A Plan WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifty percent of Americans have not discussed or developed an emergency plan for family members about where to go and what to do in the event of a local disaster, according to a 2014 national survey conducted by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)....

2014-08-28 08:21:41

HALIFAX, Aug. 28, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its report (A13A0075) into the loss of control and collision with water of a Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Air Services Division water bomber engaged in firefighting duties. The report found that the aircraft took on too much water and failed to resume flight. The aircraft came to rest upright on the lake and partially submerged. There were no injuries to the two crew...

2014-08-28 08:20:53

LINKÖPING, Sweden, August 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NIRA Dynamics AB has now developed algorithms that can estimate the friction value between the road and the tires. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121012/567527 ) To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/72762511-nira-dynamics-cars-tires-road Experienced drivers perceive the road with nearly all senses: they see, feel and even hear the...

2014-08-28 08:20:42

Local dealership compares Honda's newest eight-passenger family models COUNTRYSIDE, Ill., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Endowed with a sense of automotive authority, drivers looking to get behind the wheel of a family-friendly Honda face a choice between two full-size vehicle options. Both Honda Odyssey and Honda Pilot accommodate up to eight passengers, and this is why Continental Honda has set the 2015 Honda Odyssey vs. 2015 Honda Pilot in a side-by-side comparison for...

2014-08-27 23:13:38

First Choice Emergency Room Expanding in Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 First Choice Emergency Room, the largest network of independent freestanding emergency rooms in the United States, announced that it will open its new North Richland Hills facility in mid-September. “I am pleased to announce that we are opening a new facility in the north Fort Worth area in North Richland Hills,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of...

2014-08-27 23:12:45

A study released August 1 highlights the challenges related to managing anticoagulant–associated intracerebral hemorrhage (AAICH). Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 A recently published study by the Journal of Neurosurgery discusses the importance of time in correcting coagulopathy to prevent permanent injury or death. The study focuses on a variety of anticoagulants and examines medical conditions alleged to be caused by these drugs. According to the research, although...

2014-08-27 23:09:21

Hastings and Hastings, a firm that serves the greater Phoenix metropolitan area with 11 local offices is pleased to report having saved a client more than $6,000 on a settlement that totaled $150,000. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Hastings and Hastings, a firm that serves the greater Phoenix metropolitan area with 11 local offices is pleased to report having saved a client more than $6,000 on a settlement that totaled $150,000. Hastings and Hastings is a dedicated and focused...


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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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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
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