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2014-08-14 08:35:12

Government Security News recognizes consolidated dispatch center utilizing Intergraph® technology HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI) Airport and Intergraph® were recently recognized by Government Security News magazine's Airport/Seaport/Border Security Awards program in the categories of Most Notable Airport Security Program, Large Airports and Best Physical Security Information Management System (PSIM). The...

2014-08-14 08:20:28

~ Nation's Top Drivers to Experience the Power of Video and its Impact on Safe Driving SAN DIEGO, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lytx, Inc. (formerly DriveCam Inc.), a global leader in delivering video-based driver safety and compliance solutions, announced today that it is a sponsor of the National Truck Driving Championships, which will take place on Aug. 14-16 at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA. More than 400 top professional truck drivers from across the...

2014-08-14 00:20:18

QUÉBEC, 13 Aug., 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Bécancour, Quebec, where a crane aboard the bulk carrier Seapace fell into the cargo hold. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to...

2014-08-13 23:10:47

Kenneth Jones, MD Welcomed to His New Role Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 First Choice Emergency Room, the largest network of independent freestanding emergency rooms in the United States, named Kenneth Jones, MD the Medical Director of its new Sienna Plantation facility. “We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jones will be leading our new Sienna Plantation facility in Houston,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. Dr. Jones...

2014-08-13 23:09:43

a2z, Inc. announces the National Safety Council is leveraging a suite of ChirpE solutions to offer time saving and planning tools to attendees and exhibitors for the 2014 NSC Congress & Expo - an annual event designed for safety professionals. Columbia, MD (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 a2z, Inc., the Maryland-based event management software company, announces that the National Safety Council (NSC) is leveraging a suite of ChirpE solutions from a2z to offer time saving and planning tools to...

2014-08-13 23:06:16

The Affordable Care Act has created a dramatic threat to the reimbursement model of all hospitals and studies show that over 400 hospitals probably won’t survive this economic tsunami. LifeWings shares one simple, easy, low cost tool that great hospitals use to survive the threat increases their organizational performance by 20 to 25%. Collierville, TN (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 The Affordable Care Act has created a dramatic threat to the reimbursement model of all hospitals and studies...

2014-08-13 23:03:41

Today, the Central Ohio Trauma System (COTS) relies on the OnPage® critical messaging alerts system to help disseminate accurate and timely situational awareness to 31 hospitals, emergency responders, and medical personnel when disaster strikes the region. Waltham, MA (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 The Central Ohio Trauma System's (COTS) mission is to reduce injuries and save lives by improving and coordinating trauma care, emergency care, and disaster preparedness systems throughout...

2014-08-13 23:02:51

Fire pits are a great addition to any backyard or outdoor area, but any kind of open flame can be dangerous. LINCOLN, R.I. (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Fire pits are a great addition to any backyard or outdoor area. They’re perfect for entertaining guests, and they help to keep the bugs away. However, any kind of open flame can be dangerous, and it’s important to know what precautions to take. That’s why Amica Insurance is answering some common fire pit safety questions with information...

2014-08-13 20:21:50

As wildfires rage statewide, Fire Protection Group, Inc. continues to be a leading resource for concerned property managers and owners LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 2(nd), Governor Jerry Brown announced that California is officially in a state of emergency due to the danger posed by more than a dozen wildfires. At the same time, Fire Protection Group, Inc. has seen an increase in interest in fire safety upgrades. It's easy to see why. In the first week of the...

2014-08-13 16:25:13

Updated August 13, 2014 This notice has been updated to include 4 additional cases and to communicate the closing of the investigation. OTTAWA, Aug. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Why you should take note ------------------------------ Since our last update, four additional cases have been reported in British Columbia (1), Ontario (2) and Quebec (1) as part of this investigation. These are not recent cases; the individuals became ill in June 2014. In total, 63 cases of...


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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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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