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2014-09-15 12:21:14

OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As fall weather arrives, Union Pacific Railroad is urging professional photographers to refrain from taking photographs of sports teams, high school seniors, wedding parties and other subjects on or near train tracks or trestles. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110304/LA59497LOGO Last year, more than 900 people were injured or killed while trespassing on railroad property in the U.S., according to Federal Railroad Administration statistics....

2014-09-15 12:20:34

DUBLIN, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Automotive Airbag and Seat Belt Market for Passenger Cars - A Global Analysis: by Geography - Trends and Forecasts 2014 - 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The automotive airbag market in terms of value is projected to grow $23.6 Billion and automotive seat belt market to grow $9.0 Billion by 2019 at a healthy CAGR of 9.7% and 8.4% respectively from...

2014-09-15 08:29:40

Greater Harlem Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, has joined the Allure Group network of NYC nursing homes. BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allure Group has welcomed the New York City Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility Greater Harlem to its group of long and short term rehab facilities. The Allure Group is proud of its reputation as a consortium of healthcare facilities committed to providing quality rehabilitation and nursing services to its patients. Many of...

2014-09-15 08:28:46

Almost 300 newborn events were reported to the Authority with more than nine percent of the events contributing to serious patient harm HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Almost 300 newborn events, including family members dropping their newborns after falling asleep, newborns slipping out of family members' arms to the floor and newborns receiving bumps to their heads while being cared for by their families are highlighted in an article from the September Pennsylvania...

2014-09-15 08:23:19

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Weather Service Employees Organization, which represents the forecasters and technicians at the National Weather Service, the civilian crews of the nation's hurricane hunter aircraft, as well as the government's hurricane researchers today endorsed James Lee Witt for Congress in the 4(th) Congressional District of Arkansas. The union's members staff the NWS's 122 Weather Forecast Offices nationwide, the National...

2014-09-15 08:22:41

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CB&I (NYSE:CBI) today announced Philip K. Asherman, CB&I's President and Chief Executive Officer, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Safety Council. "I am honored to represent CB&I on the National Safety Council's Board of Directors," said Mr. Asherman. "Our relentless focus on safety is at the forefront of everything we do at CB&I. Like the National Safety Council, we believe education,...

2014-09-15 08:20:59

New State Farm® Data Shows Odds Drivers Will Collide With A Deer Are Rising BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. drivers are nearly 3 percent more likely to collide with a deer in the next 12 months than they were last year, according to new claims data from State Farm. The odds drivers will hit a deer in the coming year are 1 out of 169, but that likelihood more than doubles during October, November and December, when deer collisions are most prevalent. To view the...

2014-09-15 08:20:55

WJTV News Channel 12 Joins Effort to Promote Defensive Driving Skills, Dangers of Distractions TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In less time than a trip to the movies, a Mississippi teen could learn life-saving driving skills. Toyota is bringing its free TeenDrive365 teen driver experience to Pearl, Mississippi on Sept. 27 and 28 at Bass Pro Shops (100 Bass Pro Drive). It is the first time Toyota has brought the program to Mississippi. Lending a local hand, WJTV's...

2014-09-14 16:20:14

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campbell Institute - the National Safety Council center of excellence for environmental, health and safety management - has published a new white paper entitled Practical Guide to Leading Indicators: Metrics, Case Studies & Strategies at the 2014 NSC Congress & Expo. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/MM23334-b This new paper provides a standardized set of best practices and benchmarks for leading indicators used by...

2014-09-14 12:20:06

QUÉBEC, 14 Sept. 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Port-Cartier, Québec, where the tug VACHON has collided with the bulk carrier ORIENT CRUSADER during berthing manoeuvers. 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...


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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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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