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2014-09-11 16:21:27

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing focus on community emergency preparedness and training, CSX is introducing a new mobile information system which will enhance first responders' ability to access train and cargo information in real time via their mobile devices. The new program, CSX Operation Respond, will provide firefighters, police officers and other emergency responders with easy mobile access to critical information that supports safe and...

Orion crew and service module
2014-09-11 16:21:01

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is making steady progress on its Orion spacecraft, completing several milestones this week at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the capsule's first trip to space in December. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Engineers finished building the Orion crew module, attached it and the already-completed service module to the adapter that will join Orion to its rocket and transported the...

2014-09-11 16:20:42

Groups recognized for their sustained efforts to help save young lives ITASCA, Ill., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council today announced two winners of its 6(th) annual Teen Driving Safety Leadership Awards, supported by the General Motors Foundation. The Council will honor Gordy Pehrson of the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety, and the Nebraska-based Norfolk Panther JOOI (Junior Optimist Octagon International) Clubs....

2014-09-11 12:20:27

2015 Ford Fusion and 2015 Ford Explorer now available at Pete Harkness STERLING, Ill., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Pete Harkness is highlighting two new 2015 Ford models for Rockford, Ill. residents to demonstrate the excellent quality of Ford vehicles. The 2015 Ford Fusion is an excellent option for drivers looking for a sporty, family sedan that features multiple performance options as well as an exceptional safety rating. Consumers looking for a rugged, versatile SUV...

2014-09-10 23:12:58

Celebrates Grand Opening with Donation to Birdville High School Lewisville, Texas (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 First Choice Emergency Room opened its new North Richland Hills facility at 7am today. The new facility is located 6035 Precinct Line Road, North Richland Hills, Texas and is open 24-7. “We are pleased to join the North Richland Hills community and look forward to delivering the highest quality emergency medical care here,” said Dr. Cohen, Facility Medical Director of First...

2014-09-10 23:11:16

All too often, dishonest people will use schemes against unsuspecting drivers; Darras offers tips to spot a con and prevent being a potential victim. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 In numerous reports from the LA Times to Insurance.com, the topic of staged auto accidents is something worth understanding. All too frequently, dishonest people will use schemes against unsuspecting drivers to make bogus insurance claims. These con artists carefully plan and practice their craft so...

2014-09-10 23:11:09

New York auto accident lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm cautions on the dangers of distracted driving following a fatal accident in which a driver was using Facebook while traveling on an interstate. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 A North Dakota woman was so distracted by Facebook photos on her cell phone that she rear-ended a SUV and killed Phyllis Gordon, 89. The North Dakota Highway Patrol determined that Abby Sletten, 20, was traveling at approximately 85 mph at the...

2014-09-10 23:09:14

Hastings and Hastings, a discount Phoenix personal injury law group that has saved clients more than $11 million in recent year’s reports now having saved a client over $166,000 in a wrongful death claim. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Hastings and Hastings, a discount Phoenix personal injury law group that has saved clients more than $11 million in recent year’s reports now having saved a client over $166,000 in a wrongful death claim. This trusted name in Phoenix personal...

2014-09-10 23:01:05

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety has teamed up with the International Economic Development Council to provide small businesses, local communities and business organizations with powerful emergency preparedness information and a special toolkit. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 During the next live episode of the Code Red! radio show specifically dedicated to personal security, safety and emergency preparedness issues across America and around the world, host...

2014-09-10 20:21:32

Proposed revisions in the process safety management standard will be reviewed OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has scheduled a Process Safety Management (PSM) advisory committee meeting to review proposed changes to Cal/OSHA's PSM standard. The changes focus on strengthening regulatory oversight on California's oil refineries. The two-day meeting is open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, September 16 and...


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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
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'