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2014-10-17 12:20:52

Whether harvesting corn, sugar beets, potatoes, soybeans, rice or Christmas trees OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year prior to and during harvest, all agriculture professionals are reminded to be aware and practice safe driving procedures when bringing in their crops. Many fields are adjacent to Union Pacific Railroad tracks and producers often use private railroad crossings to travel from field to field. Union Pacific urges producers to stay safe when crossing the tracks...

2014-10-17 08:25:35

Legacy Food Storage, Others See 300 Percent Increase in Demand; Offers Five Tips to Help Prepare For Any Emergency SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers are stocking up on food and other emergency supplies due to concerns about a potential Ebola outbreak in the United States. In the last three weeks, Legacy Food Storage has seen a 300 percent increase in demand over the same three-week period last year - and the company isn't alone....

2014-10-17 08:20:29

FOURTH-ANNUAL STUDENT ROADWATCH OBSERVES DANGEROUS DRIVING HABITS SACRAMENTO Calif., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- California drivers can make significant gains in focus while behind the wheel, reveals a new study funded by The Allstate Foundation. Students who monitored 80 intersections at schools across California this week recorded more than 8,000 cases of distracted driving in a single hour. Student researchers from 28 counties participated in this week's Roadwatch--an annual...

2014-10-16 23:15:14

Hastings and Hastings, a Phoenix Arizona-based personal injury law firm, announces new case evaluation assistance for clients. Proper case evaluation is an important aspect of the overall personal injury claim process. (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Hastings and Hastings, a Phoenix Arizona-based personal injury law firm, announces new case evaluation assistance for clients. Proper case evaluation is an important aspect of the overall personal injury claim process. It offers clients the...

2014-10-16 23:12:43

Its important to think of potentially harmful situations that can occur around the holidays. Preparation can get you through, should something unforeseen happen. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Halloween is a fun time of year where everyone can admire costumes and decorations as well as enjoy various treats. There are too many people, however, that avoid thinking of potentially harmful situations that often occur around holidays. Everyone should take the time to carefully review...

2014-10-16 23:11:18

Following a successful inaugural event last fall and on-going sports safety public awareness campaign, the New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association (NYSATA) is holding its 2nd annual “Athletic Training Recognition Week” from Friday, October 17 through Sunday, October 26, 2014. It is the hope of NYSATA that by promoting events like this throughout the year, the importance of establishing thorough emergency protocols and providing appropriate medical personnel, such as a...

2014-10-16 23:02:57

Mr. Electric has four electrical safety tips every homeowner should know about before beginning their fall yard work or hanging holiday lighting. WACO, Texas (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Fall weather is quickly approaching which means homeowners will be getting ready for fall yard work and hanging lights for the holidays. When working outside, and especially with electrical equipment, it is important to think about safety. Mr. Electric has four electrical safety tips every homeowner should...

2014-10-16 23:01:07

There is a true army of organizations working together to guarantee our food supply is safe. On World Food Day, USP explores who they are and their roles. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Many people do not stop to think about the quality of the food they eat because there are safeguards in place to make sure our food is nutritious and free of harmful substances. There is an army behind food safety and the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is one among many organizations for which...

2014-10-16 20:24:45

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural disasters and other emergencies can strike without warning. As millions of Californians join today in earthquake preparedness drills during the Great ShakeOut, Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is reminding customers about the importance of being prepared for California's next major emergency. "After a major incident or natural disaster, there's a good chance that public safety services will be busy handling many emergencies," said...

2014-10-16 20:20:21

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves issued a statement calling on policymakers to reject a recently released push poll on the important truck safety issue of hours-of-service. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO "The results of a misleading push poll should not be taken into consideration when crafting public policy - good data and research should be. Unfortunately, FMCSA did...


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Irazú Volcano
2014-10-04 18:35:23

Irazú Volcano, known as Volcán Irazú in Spanish, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Costa Rica. The origin of the volcano’s name is unknown, but it is thought to be a variant of the word Iztarú, which is the name of a village that was near the volcano, or a mixture of the words ara, meaning point, and tzu, meaning thunder. It is locally known as The Colossus due to large past eruptions. This volcano is located within Irazú Volcano National Park, which holds montane forests...

Rincón de la Vieja
2014-10-04 18:29:11

Rincón de la Vieja is an active complex volcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. Its name, meaning The Old Woman's Corner, refers to a legend that says that a woman’s lover was thrown into the volcano by her father, after which she lived on the volcano as a recluse. This volcano reaches 6,286 feet in elevation and is the tallest volcano in Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Visitors were once permitted to climb up to the crater, but a recent eruption caused this area to...

Cotopaxi
2014-10-04 18:16:10

Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. This volcano, reaching an elevation of 19,347 feet above sea level, is the second tallest volcano in Ecuador and one of the tallest active volcanoes in the world. The origin of its name is unknown, but some sources say that it means Neck of the Moon in the language of the indigenous people and it has been considered sacred in their culture. Cotopaxi is shaped like a cone that is almost...

Mount Hudson
2014-10-04 18:07:58

Mount Hudson, also known as Volcán Hudson, is an active stratovolcano that is located in southern Chile, named after 9th-century Chilean Navy hydrographer Francisco Hudson. Its summit, which is covered in glaciers, holds a caldera that was created from a large eruption that occurred in 4750 BCE or 1890 BCE. Based on evidence found at the Los Toldos archaeological site, it is thought that the early eruption destroyed most settlements in the area at that time. Modern eruptions occurred in...

Karthala
2014-10-04 18:01:05

Karthala, also known  as Mount Karthala, is an active shield volcano that is located in the island nation of Comoros. Along with a smaller shield volcano, this volcano makes up the largest island in the archipelago known as Grande Comore and it reaches an elevation of 7,746 feet. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the area, erupting at least twenty times since the beginning of the nineteenth century. These eruptions have mostly affected the volcano’s caldera, leaving the majority of...

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