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2014-08-25 16:20:28

Davenport, Iowa drivers anticipating performance and safety with 2015 Focus DAVENPORT, Iowa, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dahl Ford is excited about the arrival of the 2015 Ford Focus this fall. Improving upon an already dominant platform is difficult to do, but Ford has made it happen by adding EcoBoost fuel economy engine options and enhanced safety features to improve on the already best-selling model. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140822/139025 The...

damaged reefs discourage new growth
2014-08-25 03:30:06

Brett Israel, Georgia Institute of Technology Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighborhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs. Damaged coral reefs emit chemical cues that repulse young coral and fish, discouraging them from settling in the degraded habitat, according to new research. The study shows for the first time that coral larvae can smell the difference between healthy and damaged reefs when they decide where to settle. Coral reefs are...

2014-08-25 12:20:55

Council reminds drivers to take extra caution while traveling ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council estimates 395 people will be killed and an additional 42,300 will be injured in car crashes during the Labor Day holiday weekend. The period begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 1. An evaluation of recent Labor Day holiday period fatality estimates is shown in the table below....

2014-08-25 12:20:25

IP-based system positions the Commonwealth to accommodate a future increasingly comprised of mobile texting, video and web-based information platforms FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a contract to develop, implement and operate the Massachusetts Next Generation (NG9-1-1) emergency communications system that will allow emergency personnel to accept service requests...

2014-08-25 12:20:21

GATINEAU, QC, 25 Aug. 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will be participating in Operation Nanook 2014 from 25-29 August 2014. This is an annual exercise organized in Northern Canada by the Canadian Forces. This year's exercise is taking place in the vicinity of Iqaluit, Nunavut and involves the simulated grounding and evacuation of a cruise ship. With anticipated marine passenger and cargo service increasing in this region of Canada, it is...

Citizen Scientists Safeguarding Communities Around The ‘Throat Of Fire’ Volcano
2014-08-25 03:28:11

University of East Anglia Citizen scientists are saving the lives of people living in the shadow of deadly volcanoes according to new research from the University of East Anglia. A new report published today reveals the success of a volunteer group set up to safeguard communities around the ‘Throat of Fire’ Tungurahua volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes. More than 600 million people live close to active volcanoes worldwide. The research shows that living safely in these dangerous...

2014-08-25 08:31:48

MIDDLETOWN, Va., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Experis Middletown Disaster Recovery Center www.experisdatacenters.com and Experis Technology Group www.experistg.com continues to expand the HP 3Par replication and disaster recovery services with the addition of several major customers selecting Middletown as their Disaster Recovery Solution. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140822/138854 Recently, a Major National Broadcaster chose Middletown to replicate their 3Par...

2014-08-25 08:30:56

National Safety Service Offers Useful Safety Tips and Checklist as Parents and Students Prepare for the New School Year FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart911, the acclaimed national safety service being used by more than 500 municipalities in 35 states, today announced the availability of a free eBook containing helpful safety tips and a checklist for parents as they prepare to send their children back to the school....

2014-08-25 08:28:09

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nursing Home Complaint Center is urging family members whose loved one now has sepsis, or septic shock, because of neglect at a nursing home anywhere in the state of Texas to call the Austin based law firm of Hotze Runkle at 877-919-0830 for their possible help, and assistance, or to contact the law firm via their web site at http://HotzeRunkle.Com Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140822/138941 Photo -...

2014-08-24 23:00:07

The 22 anniversary of Hurricane Andrew reminds us to be prepared as we enter the busy party of hurricane season. Look into the FORTIFIED Home(TM) Hurricane Program to learn how to strengthen your home. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 The 22nd anniversary of Hurricane Andrew on August 24 provides a sobering reminder of the destructive power of hurricanes and the damage they can do to communities. Andrew caused approximately $23 billion in insured losses, left 250,000 people homeless,...


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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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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