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2014-08-27 20:20:22

Obsidian Ranks No. 217 on the 2014 Inc. 500 WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Inc. magazine named Obsidian Analysis, Inc. number 217 on its 33rd annual "Inc. 500", an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Obsidian earns this honor based on its three-year revenue growth of 2,061%, which makes this homeland security and resilience consultancy the fifth fastest-growing company in the District of Columbia from 2010 to 2013. Logo -...

2014-08-27 12:24:29

DALLAS, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RSP Permian, Inc. ("RSP" or the "Company") (NYSE: RSPP) today announced that Steven Gray, Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference in New York, New York on Thursday, September 4, 2014. The company plans to release an updated investor presentation prior to the conference. The presentation will be available on RSP Permian's website at www.rsppermian.com in the Investor Relations - Investor Presentations...

freshwater marsh vegetation
2014-08-27 03:00:52

Steve Hinnefeld, Indiana University Research by Indiana University geologists suggests that an intermediate amount of vegetation -- not too little and not too much -- is most effective at stabilizing freshwater river deltas. The study, "Optimum vegetation height and density for inorganic sedimentation in deltaic marshes," was published online Aug. 24 by Nature Geoscience. The findings may help guide restoration of river deltas, such as those near the mouth of the Mississippi River,...

2014-08-26 20:20:42

TORONTO, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Roxgold Inc. ("Roxgold" or "the Company") (TSXV: ROG) today reported its financial results for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2014. For complete details of the unaudited Condensed Interim Consolidated Financial Statements and associated Management's Discussion and Analysis for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2014, please see the Company's filings on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) or the Company's website (www.roxgold.com). SECOND...

2014-08-25 12:29:04

ETNA challenges the conventional approach to creating financial technology applications and opens their code to FinTech firms looking to build new software. NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ETNA, a trading platform provider traditionally catering to broker-dealers, announced today that it is partnering with FinTech startups as well as established financial services firms looking to launch new software. Having noticed an up-tick in development costs over recent years as consumer...

Citizen Scientists Safeguarding Communities Around The ‘Throat Of Fire’ Volcano
2014-08-25 03:28:11

University of East Anglia Citizen scientists are saving the lives of people living in the shadow of deadly volcanoes according to new research from the University of East Anglia. A new report published today reveals the success of a volunteer group set up to safeguard communities around the ‘Throat of Fire’ Tungurahua volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes. More than 600 million people live close to active volcanoes worldwide. The research shows that living safely in these dangerous...

2014-08-22 20:20:04

Observance of August 24 Pompeii Tragedy Sheds Light on California's Vulnerability LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During a news conference held at the California Science Center, experts shared their perspectives on volcanoes and earthquakes in Southern California and the importance of being prepared. The event took place in Pompeii: The Exhibition, in a gallery that displays images of some of the world's active volcanoes. August 24 marks the anniversary of the Mt. Vesuvius...

2014-08-22 16:21:17

NYSE - AG TSX - FR Frankfurt - FMV VANCOUVER, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - First Majestic Silver Corp. (TSX:FR) (NYSE:AG) (the "Company" or "First Majestic") is pleased to announce that its common shares have been authorized for listing on the Mexican Stock Exchange ("BMV"). The Company expects the shares to begin trading on the BMV on Monday, August 25, 2014 under the trading symbol "AG". The Company will retain its primary listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York...

2014-08-22 08:22:19

VANCOUVER, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Sarama Resources Ltd. ("Sarama" or the "Company") is pleased to advise that Savary Gold Corp. ("Savary") announced on August 21, 2014 that preliminary metallurgical testing results showed gold recoveries averaged in excess of 93% for sulphide/non-oxidised mineralisation from three prospects on the Houndé South property. The Houndé South property is part of the permit package under a Head of Agreement ("HoA") for the formation of a Joint...

2014-08-21 20:20:52

VANCOUVER, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Gold Bullion Development Corp. (TSXV: GBB) (OTCPINK: GBBFF) (the "Company" or "Gold Bullion") announces that as a result of a review by the British Columbia Securities Commission, we are issuing the following news release to clarify our disclosure. The Company's previous disclosure on its website (video, slides and corporate presentations) included information relating to the Granada Gold Property that may be misleading or contrary to the...


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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...

Chimborazo
2014-10-04 18:25:34

Chimborazo is an inactive stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Cordillera Occidental range of the Andes. This volcano reaches an elevation of 20,564 feet and although it is not the tallest mountain measured above sea level, its proximity to the equator makes its summit the farthest away from the center of the earth. The origin of its name is unknown, but it could have received its name from several words in the Quichua or Quechua language or from the Cayapa language....

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...

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