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2014-09-08 08:21:37

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GCR Inc. announces that Richard Hamilton recently joined the leadership team of the Company as a Business Development Executive. Mr. Hamilton will support GCR's business development efforts--on a nationwide basis from their west coast office in Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Hamilton comes to GCR Inc. from Infor (US), Inc. where he was a Practice Director for Sales in the Public Sector Services Group. Prior to Infor, he spent eleven (11) years at...

2014-09-05 23:06:16

At this week's Conference on Early Earthquake Warnings, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee discussed implementing Regroup’s pioneering Earthquake Mass Notification System. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 At the 3rd International Conference on Early Earthquake Warning held this week at UC Berkeley, SF Mayor Ed Lee discussed Regroup's world-changing technology: the first Early Earthquake Warning Mass Notification System in the United States. This system was developed...

2014-09-05 16:22:09

Events in all Five Boroughs Encourage New Yorkers to 'Be Disaster Aware, Make a Plan to Prepare' NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty five percent of New Yorkers do not feel prepared for an emergency, such as a natural disaster, fire, power outage or act of terrorism according to a 2013 survey conducted by the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM). September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) and a new public service advertising (PSA) campaign is launching today to...

2014-09-05 12:22:17

CHICAGO, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe model development center of excellence at Aon Benfield, today releases the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during August 2014. Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100719/AQ37264LOGO The report reveals that the...

2014-09-04 23:01:40

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) raised more than $28 million over the past year to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease. CHICAGO, (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) raised more than $28 million over the past year to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease. “For 60 years, the men and women of...

2014-09-04 23:01:01

Brownells will offer special deals on emergency and preparedness products throughout September in recognition of National Preparedness Month. Montezuma, Iowa (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 September is National Preparedness Month, and Brownells is prepared to keep customers equipped with the latest information and products to keep families ready for the unforeseen. A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) initiative, National Preparedness Month is designed to raise awareness about the...

2014-09-04 16:30:39

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IDrive Inc., a leader in the online backup space, has announced hybrid cloud backup functionality enabling users to backup their important data locally as well as in the cloud. While online backup helps users recover from disasters or data losses that can impact an entire organization or household, hybrid backup solves one of the biggest pain-points in the cloud, slow restore. As internet speeds can be sluggish, hybrid backup is a great...

2014-09-03 16:22:33

Utility Participates in Several Community Events throughout the Month to Share Safety and Preparedness Information and Demonstrate Gas and Electric Hazards with Customers SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week's 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Napa County was a forceful reminder that we all live in a seismically active region. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is sharing preparedness information with customers, especially for natural disasters that are more common to...

2014-09-03 16:21:05

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The former federal chief pipeline regulator says Tuesday's recommendation by CPUC administrative law judges could have disastrous effects on Californians if accepted. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140903/142642 Former Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) head, Brigham A. McCown, has closely followed the CPUC's actions. A vocal critic of PG&E following the 2010 San Bruno Pipeline explosion, McCown...

2014-09-03 08:24:34

Save the Children's 2014 Disaster Report Card Finds Glaring Gaps in Emergency Preparedness FAIRFIELD, Conn., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Save the Children's 2014 Disaster Report Card finds that 21 states still lack emergency plan requirements for schools and child care providers. At the same time, more than two-thirds of parents of minor children enrolled in child care or school in those states (69 percent) mistakenly assume protections are in place, according to a new national...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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