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2013-11-25 12:24:06

Graduate students competed with projects to promote disaster resilience TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® today announced that the University of Florida "MitiGators" won the RenaissanceRe $20,000 Challenge with their proposal to develop a "Resilient Residence" smartphone app. Undergraduate and graduate teams from the University of Florida (UF) and Florida International University (FIU) engineering departments...

2013-11-25 08:33:56

PEGRAM, Tenn., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tennessee-based internet retailer of survival supplies, BENCO Enterprises LLC, today announced the opening of its new online store at www.PrimarySurvival.com. "We know firsthand the importance of being prepared and having the right products accessible in the event of an emergency," states company co-founder and owner Lori Bentley. "There is nothing worse than being without food, power, transportation and utilities, and wondering if help...

2013-11-24 23:00:02

SFPE Reports Inadequate Building Design Contributed to Deaths of 92 Children and 3 Nuns Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Shortly before the end of classes on December 1, 1958, a fire broke out at the Our Lady of Angels Elementary School in Chicago, IL. The fire left 95 dead and many others seriously injured. This fire, which occurred 55 years ago, is still one of the deadliest school fires in the history of the United States. “Poor fire protection design was a major contributing...

2013-11-22 08:21:07

VANCOUVER, Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Goldgroup Mining Inc. ("Goldgroup" or the "Company") (TSX:GGA) (OTC:GGAZF) (BMV SIX:GGAN.MX) today announced that Dr. Hans von Michaelis has resigned as a non-executive director of the Company. Mr. von Michaelis is resigning for personal reasons and the Company would like to thank him for all of his contributions. We wish him well on his future endeavours. Goldgroup's Board is now comprised of four directors who reside in Mexico and...

2013-11-21 20:21:45

Largest-ever airlift in organization's history, donated by FedEx, follows $4 million in emergency medical aid already provided since devastating typhoon SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Direct Relief will conduct the largest emergency airlift in its 65-year history this Saturday to deliver 50 tons of essential medications and emergency medical supplies to people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The massive air shipment includes enough medicines to treat...

2013-11-21 16:22:03

Engine and equipment makers outline advancements and issue readiness tips during National Critical Infrastructure and Security and Resilience Month FREDERICK, Md., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With November 2013 proclaimed as Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month by President Barrack Obama, the Diesel Technology Forum today issued the following statement to recognize improvements made in clean diesel power that aide in strengthening our nation's...

2013-11-20 12:20:52

OTTAWA, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today issued a protective direction directing rail companies to share information with municipalities. By issuing the protective direction, the Minister has acted to further enhance safety in the transportation of dangerous goods and facilitate an ongoing dialogue between railways and municipalities "We recognize the responsibilities of all parties involved in maintaining safe railway transportation...

2013-11-19 23:22:22

AlertID, Local Crime Data Alert System and Secure Social Platform for Neighbor-to-Neighbor Communication, Exceeds 1 Million Users and Now Used in 85% of U.S. Zip Codes Due to 600% Growth in Last Six Months; Aggregator of Data from Entities Such as Local Police Departments, State Sex Offender Data Bases, National Crime Prevention Council, Weather Alerts and More Launches Enhanced Version of Technology as Company Begins International Expansion and Launch of AlertID for Pets Las Vegas,...

2013-11-19 20:20:10

OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today met with the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs to further discuss enhancing the safe transportation of dangerous goods (TDG) as part of an ongoing dialogue with Canada's first responders. "The safety of Canadians is Transport Canada's top priority," said Minister Raitt. "The department continues to work closely with all stakeholders, including first responders, to examine all means of...

2013-11-19 12:35:22

Increased Bandwidth Delivers Faster Upload Speeds BOSTON, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a leading provider of cloud solutions that keep small businesses and home offices running smoothly, today announced that it has eliminated its throttling policies and expanded its bandwidth capability. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120124/NE40289LOGO) "We know that our customers have a lot of data - from the files that help them run their business...