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2014-10-28 20:21:05

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ahead of the third U.S. commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station by Orbital Sciences Corp., NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia continues to enable successful launches from the Eastern Shore. Orbital's Antares rocket carrying 5,000 pounds of NASA cargo aboard the company's Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to liftoff at 6:22 p.m. EDT this evening from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at...

2014-10-28 16:21:16

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Baja Inc., and its corporate affiliate, One World Technologies Inc., of Anderson, S.C., agreed to pay a $4.3 million civil penalty. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20030904/USCSCLOGO The settlement resolves CPSC staff's charges that the firm knowingly failed to report to CPSC immediately, as required by federal law, defects and an unreasonable risk of serious...

2014-10-28 08:26:08

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Superstorm Sandy was the most powerful and destructive storm in Public Service Electric and Gas Company's 111-year history, causing more than 2 million PSE&G customers to lose power. In the two years since the storm, PSE&G, which serves nearly three-quarters of New Jersey's population, continues to make significant improvements to its infrastructure, communications and logistics that will keep more customers in service during a...

2014-10-28 08:22:34

Alta Mere The Automotive Outfitters is meeting customer demand for safety accessories MIDLOTHIAN, Ill., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2014, Alta Mere Automotive Outfitters will be re-launching its new brand image. The aftermarket accessories specialists are reorganizing their product line-up with a larger selection of driver safety products. While many of the accessories Alta Mere customers have grown to love, such as GPS, remote start, tint, alarms and audio will still be...

2014-10-28 08:21:43

Basic Safety Tips for Motorists, Parents and Trick-or-Treaters this Halloween NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Halloween is a night filled with candy, costumes, a bit of fear and a lot of fun, but it can also be a dangerous night if you don't take the proper safety precautions. With ghosts, goblins, vampires and zombies roaming the streets, it's important that motorists, parents and children all take steps to be safe. "Halloween is a magical evening where kids get to transform...

2014-10-27 23:10:28

Spill Center founder Tom Moses discusses challenges in dealing with HAZMAT spills in a new educational podcast. Hudson, MA (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 Spill Center, a North American leader in spill support and environmental claims management, offers guidelines for dealing with the media after a spill of hazardous materials, diesel fuel or other pollution event in its latest podcast. In the podcast, Tom Moses, president of Spill Center, discusses how to control the distribution of information...

2014-10-27 23:09:37

At California’s Seismic Safety Commission meetings this month, the impact of technology and mass messaging for early earthquake warnings was a major theme. Joe DiPasquale, CEO of Regroup and whose company prototyped San Francisco’s Early Earthquake Warning Mass Notification System, also discussed the importance of sending emergency messages in multiple languages which would be a first in San Francisco’s history. SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 California’s Seismic...

2014-10-27 23:07:23

Company Recognized for Advancements in Patient Safety PHILADELPHIA (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 ERT, a leading global solution provider for high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, today announced that it has been honored as a 2014 Innovation Award Recipient by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The awards program recognizes the region’s leading companies for their innovations in the fields of healthcare and life sciences. ERT was named the Highest Ranked Winner...

2014-10-27 23:06:00

Global Mobile Broadband Market in Public Safety 2014-2018 research report profiles key players like General Dynamics Corp., Harris CapRock, Inmarsat plc and Motorola Solutions Inc. Browse other vendors at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/312642-global-mobile-broadband-market-in-public-safety-2014-2018.html. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 One of the major trends in the market is the increasing demand for devices supporting both legacy technologies and mobile broadband...

2014-10-27 23:05:04

Motor vehicle accidents can cause harm to anyone. Jiwa Law Corporation now assists clients with ICBC claims for motor vehicle accidents at http://www.jiwalawcorp.com/. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 Jiwa Law Corporation now provides Vancouver personal injury lawyer services for clients who are involved in motor vehicle accidents. The corporation now assists clients in claiming ICBC insurance to cover medical and rehabilitation expenses up to a maximum of $150,000. These accident...


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Irazú Volcano
2014-10-04 18:35:23

Irazú Volcano, known as Volcán Irazú in Spanish, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Costa Rica. The origin of the volcano’s name is unknown, but it is thought to be a variant of the word Iztarú, which is the name of a village that was near the volcano, or a mixture of the words ara, meaning point, and tzu, meaning thunder. It is locally known as The Colossus due to large past eruptions. This volcano is located within Irazú Volcano National Park, which holds montane forests...

Rincón de la Vieja
2014-10-04 18:29:11

Rincón de la Vieja is an active complex volcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. Its name, meaning The Old Woman's Corner, refers to a legend that says that a woman’s lover was thrown into the volcano by her father, after which she lived on the volcano as a recluse. This volcano reaches 6,286 feet in elevation and is the tallest volcano in Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Visitors were once permitted to climb up to the crater, but a recent eruption caused this area to...

Cotopaxi
2014-10-04 18:16:10

Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. This volcano, reaching an elevation of 19,347 feet above sea level, is the second tallest volcano in Ecuador and one of the tallest active volcanoes in the world. The origin of its name is unknown, but some sources say that it means Neck of the Moon in the language of the indigenous people and it has been considered sacred in their culture. Cotopaxi is shaped like a cone that is almost...

Mount Hudson
2014-10-04 18:07:58

Mount Hudson, also known as Volcán Hudson, is an active stratovolcano that is located in southern Chile, named after 9th-century Chilean Navy hydrographer Francisco Hudson. Its summit, which is covered in glaciers, holds a caldera that was created from a large eruption that occurred in 4750 BCE or 1890 BCE. Based on evidence found at the Los Toldos archaeological site, it is thought that the early eruption destroyed most settlements in the area at that time. Modern eruptions occurred in...

Karthala
2014-10-04 18:01:05

Karthala, also known  as Mount Karthala, is an active shield volcano that is located in the island nation of Comoros. Along with a smaller shield volcano, this volcano makes up the largest island in the archipelago known as Grande Comore and it reaches an elevation of 7,746 feet. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the area, erupting at least twenty times since the beginning of the nineteenth century. These eruptions have mostly affected the volcano’s caldera, leaving the majority of...

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