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2014-09-13 00:20:06

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST AUTO FATALITY Profile America -- Saturday, September 13th. When Henry Bliss stepped off a streetcar at Central Park West and 74th Street in New York, on this date in 1899, automobiles were a novelty. Thus, he didn't look carefully, and was run over by an almost silent electric taxi. The...

2014-09-12 23:07:48

First Choice Emergency Room Expanding in Denver Area Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 First Choice Emergency Room, the largest network of independent freestanding emergency rooms in the United States, announced that it will open its new Thornton-136th facility at the end of the month. “I am pleased to announce that we are continuing to expand in Colorado with a new facility in Thornton,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency...

2014-09-12 23:07:29

Guido Toscano, MD Welcomed to His New Role Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 First Choice Emergency Room, the largest network of independent freestanding emergency rooms in the United States, named Guido Toscano, MD as the Medical Director of its Cedar Hill facility. “We are pleased to announce Dr. Toscano as the facility medical director of our Cedar Hill facility,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. After receiving his...

2014-09-12 23:06:41

Bicycle Accident Attorneys Sean Murphy and Jason Waechter are spreading the word today about a bicycle recall by Orbea. Over 700 Avant road bikes (and framesets) are being recalled because the front forks can crack, potentially putting riders at risk for a fall or injury. Lansing, MI (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Bicycle Accident Attorneys Sean Murphy and Jason Waechter, of bicycleaccidentlawyersusa.com, want to help spread the word to cyclists about a potential safety issue with Orbea’s...

2014-09-12 23:06:29

In recognition of National Preparedness Month, Safety Services Company is offering complimentary online emergency preparedness training to all U.S. employers. Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 In recognition of National Preparedness Month, Safety Services Company is offering complimentary online emergency preparedness training to all U.S. employers. September 2014 marks the 11th annual National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the U.S....

2014-09-12 16:20:21

Police, Safety Groups to Offer Safety Seat Checkpoints Statewide HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Police and PennDOT are encouraging motorists to participate in free child passenger safety seat checkups throughout Pennsylvania as the agencies mark National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 14 - 20. Additionally, Saturday, Sept. 20, has been designated as "National Seat Check Saturday." "I urge all parents and caregivers to not only get their seats checked, but...

2014-09-12 12:26:35

ITASCA, Ill., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council will announce the election of a new member to its Board of Directors at the group's annual meeting, being held in San Diego in conjunction with the NSC Congress & Expo - the largest annual gathering of safety and health professionals. Philip K. Asherman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Bridge and Iron Company (CB&I), is accepting a two-year term....

2014-09-12 12:23:46

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the Eastern States Exposition, Connecticut State Police and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) will work cooperatively to encourage firearm owners to securely store their firearms when not in use to help prevent accidents, misuse and theft. Through NSSF's Project ChildSafe program, state police will distribute free gun locks, safety literature and child safety pledges, while supplies last. "Our goal is...

2014-09-12 12:20:55

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Fixed wing air tanker and helicopter operators are helping firefighters get the upper hand on a massive fire which has been burning for the past month in the Klamath National Forest along the California-Oregon border. Known as the Happy Camp Complex fire, the lightning-sparked conflagration has torched nearly 100,000 acres and is currently just 30 percent contained. "Of our 10 tankers working right now throughout California and...

2014-09-12 12:20:27

Comprehensive IEC 61508 Training Workshop Coming to Motor City TROY, Mich., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- kVA, an engineering and management consultancy group, has opened up online registration for their final IEC 61508 four-day training event in 2014. The event is scheduled to take place in Troy, MI at the Marriott Hotel, north of Detroit. Training will begin November 10th with an optional certification exam on the 14th. OEMs and suppliers working in the industrial sector are...


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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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