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2014-08-24 20:20:11

Restoration Efforts Combined With System Inspections to Ensure Safety; Customers Urged to Follow Safety Tips SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) emergency crews are responding to power outages and service disruptions caused by today's 6.0 magnitude earthquake. The earthquake struck at 3:20 a.m. and was centered near American Canyon in Napa County. Customers should report emergencies, such as damaged power equipment or a gas leak, to...

2014-08-24 16:20:25

Early damage reports from today's earthquake validate the case for simple preparations for families and small businesses to help prevent injury, property damage, and post-earthquake fires TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing today's 6.0 magnitude Northern California earthquake, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) urges residents in 42 USGS-identified earthquake states to take immediate action to prevent injuries, property damage, and post-earthquake...

2014-08-23 23:02:33

Culinary professionals, aspiring chefs and first-time kitchen workers can prep for food safety certification exams with free practice tests provided by Dynamic Path. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 23, 2014 Professional kitchen employees, prospective chefs and food industry works now have a study aid in preparing for Food Safety Certification exams thanks to the free food safety practice test by Dynamic Path. Dynamic Path announced the release of its Food Safety Certification study module,...

emergency nurses a different breed
2014-08-23 03:00:02

Kobi Print, University of Sydney Emergency department nurses aren't like the rest of us - they are more extroverted, agreeable and open - attributes that make them successful in the demanding, fast-paced and often stressful environment of an emergency department, according to a new study by University of Sydney. "Emergency nurses are a special breed," says Belinda Kennedy from Sydney Nursing School, a 15 year critical care veteran who led the study. "Despite numerous studies about...

2014-08-22 23:07:55

Celebrates Sienna Plantation Facility Grand Opening with Donation to Elkins High School Lewisville, Texas (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 First Choice Emergency Room opened its new Sienna Plantation facility at 7am today. The facility is located at 8927 Highway 6, Missouri City, Texas and is open 24-7. “Our highly qualified team is pleased to be a part of the Missouri City community and look forward to delivering the highest quality emergency medical care to our neighbors here,” said Dr....

2014-08-22 23:07:52

The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC obtained a $2 million settlement on behalf of a client who allegedly suffered severe, permanent injuries in an auto accident caused by an 18-year old drunk driver (docket number FST-CV13-6018309-S). Stamford, Connecticut (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC reached a $2 million settlement on behalf of a client who suffered severe, permanent injuries in an auto accident allegedly caused by an 18-year old drunk driver (docket number...

2014-08-22 16:23:55

ATLANTA, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that Sept. 23, 2014 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Iron and Vilas counties in Wisconsin as a result of excessive rain and cooler than normal temperatures beginning April 1, 2013....

deepwater horizon drifters
2014-08-22 03:30:49

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Science consortium offers new information to predict how oil and other pollutants move in the ocean A new study of the ocean circulation patterns at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill reveals the significant role small-scale ocean currents play in the spread of pollutants. The findings provide new information to help predict the movements of oil and other pollutants in the ocean. Nearly two years to the day...

2014-08-21 23:15:12

High school senior, 17, died during record attempt when his plane crashed in the Pacific. He receives the "Star of Excellence," Pakistan's third highest award, after raising more than $1 million to help build schools in urban slums and poor rural areas. Plainfield, Indiana (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Haris Suleman, the teenage pilot who died when his plane crashed while on a round-the-world journey to raise funds for The Citizens Foundation, has been awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz...

2014-08-21 23:14:11

First Choice Emergency Room Expanding in Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 First Choice Emergency Room, the largest network of independent freestanding emergency rooms in the United States, announced that it will open its new Arlington facility in early September. “I am pleased to announce that we are growing in Dallas-Fort Worth with a new facility opening in Arlington,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice...


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Villarrica
2014-08-19 11:03:54

Villarrica, also known as Rucapillán, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Chile and is protected within Villarrica National Park. This volcano is one of five known volcanoes to have a lava lake within its crater and it often produces strombolian eruptions that contain lava flows and incandescent pyroclasts. It is one of three volcanoes that occur along the Gastre Fault Zone, along with the less active Quetrupillán and Lanín volcanoes. During the Valdivia Interglacial, it...

Hoodoo Mountain
2014-08-19 10:23:50

Hoodoo Mountain is flat-topped stratovolcano that is located in British Columbia, Canada and is part of the Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province and the Pacific Ring of Fire. It is thought to be potentially active and was named for the needle like projections that protrude from it. These lava spines, or hoodoos, reach heights of 492 feet, making it the most distinct mountain in that area of the Boundary Ranges. Hoodoo Mountain is primarily flat-topped, which led volcanologist Jack Souther...

Socompa
2014-08-19 10:02:27

Socompa is a complex stratovolcano that can be found at the border of Chile and Argentina, reaching an elevation of 19,852 feet. This volcano is best known for its avalanche debris deposit, which have formed the Monturaqui Basin on its west side, the most noted example of this type of deposit in the world. It is a difficult volcano to visit, taking at least a day by vehicle traveling from the north or the west. Socompa is also known for the microbial ecosystems that occur near grasses at its...

Mount Erebus
2014-08-19 09:49:48

Mount Erebus is an active volcano that can be found on Ross Island in Antarctica. It is the second largest volcano in Antarctica, reaching a height of 12,448 feet. Sir James Clark Ross discovered it in 1841 in mid-eruption and named it and another volcano Mount Erebus and Mount Terror, after two of his ships. The first people to climb the volcano and reach its summit were part of Sir Ernest Shackleton's party, including Professor Edgeworth David, Jameson Adams, and Dr. Eric Marshall. Mount...

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...

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