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2014-09-16 20:21:33

AAA supports calls for higher penalties, increased transparency and more stringent oversight WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AAA released the following statement in response to today's Senate Commerce Committee hearing that focused on the vehicle safety recall process and the committee's broader oversight of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080226/DC15031LOGO "There is plenty of blame to go...

2014-09-16 20:20:24

Bell Ford service center amps up offerings to cover flood damage PHOENIX, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With the unfortunate bout of weather that swept through the southwest earlier this week, a Phoenix dealership decided it was important to provide area drivers with a slew of resources regarding flood damage repair. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140916/146457 Flash flooding can cause irreparable damage, which, at times, can lead to frustration and stress...

2014-09-16 16:28:29

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration today renewed their Alliance to foster safer and healthier workplaces at the NSC Congress & Expo. Focus areas of the Alliance include addressing temporary and contract workers, motor vehicle safety, construction safety and the importance of establishing injury and illness prevention programs. They also agree to support and promote the new Journey...

2014-09-16 16:26:31

Partnership Will Provide More Than 300,000 Meals Over Three Years in Charlotte CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Charlotte Hornets announced today that the organization has teamed up with Food Lion on a multi-year, multi-faceted partnership that establishes Food Lion Feeds as the Official Hunger Relief Partner of the Charlotte Hornets. The two organizations tipped off the partnership this afternoon at Highland Renaissance Academy in Charlotte, N.C., by distributing...

2014-09-16 16:24:44

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2014. Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA's Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the Top 10 before a crowded group of spectators on the Expo floor. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/MM23334-b "We greatly appreciate our colleagues...

2014-09-16 16:23:10

Supporting National Preparedness Month WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In observance of National Preparedness Month, the Diesel Technology Forum is sponsoring a free webinar on September 18th designed to address options for assuring continuous electrical power during and after weather events and other disasters. The types of emergency back-up power systems, technology and fuel choices, operating conditions and installation incentives to provide critical electrical power...

2014-09-16 16:20:46

Greater Flexibility Needed to Address Unique State Challenges WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, GHSA Chairman Kendell Poole testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance. The hearing was held to examine implementation of the federal surface transportation authorization bill - Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) - and assess federal oversight of...

2014-09-16 12:21:57

DUBLIN, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Oil and Gas Analytics Market by Software, by Deployment Model, by Services, and by Regions - Forecasts and Analysis (2014 - 2019)" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The human advancements in the fields of lifestyle, travel and transportation are responsible for the resultant need of greater oil consumption. The staggering oil productions in the previous...

2014-09-16 12:21:21

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, American Trucking Associations' America's Road Team and Share the Road professional drivers will be participating in AAA Mid-Atlantic's IDrive program to educate young drivers on the importance of highway safety, particular around trucks. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO "Safety is the trucking industry's most important value," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "We're always happy for events like...

2014-09-16 12:21:01

DUBLIN, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Automotive Occupant Sensing System (OSS) and Whiplash Protection System (WPS) Market for Passenger Cars - by Geography - Trends and Forecasts 2014 - 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The occupant sensing system market in terms of value is projected to grow $1.6 Billion and whiplash protection system market to grow $2.1 Billion by 2019 at a healthy...


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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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