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2011-03-14 11:22:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Soles4Souls Inc., the shoe charity, is offering individuals looking to assist the victims of the devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan last week an opportunity to help. Individuals, retailers and manufacturers can support Soles4Souls' relief efforts by visiting www.giveshoes.org and donating shoes at the nearest drop-off location or by donating excess product to the charity. The effects of the quake have proven to be the...

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2011-03-14 09:05:00

While Japan's 8.9-magnitude earthquake and accompanying tsunami represent a devastating natural disaster for the country's residents, scientists should also seize upon the massive temblor as an important learning tool for future quakes around the world, including the Pacific Northwest coast of the United States, according to experts from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). WHOI geophysicist Jeff McGuire said such lessons may be particularly germane to residents of Northern...

2011-03-12 00:00:28

Award-Winning Author and Expert on Earth's Inner Structure Explains Earthquakes and Tsunami in Layman's Terms New York, NY (PRWEB) March 11, 2011 Dr. Michael Wysession, a renowned authority on earthquake's seismic tomography, is available for media interviews as an expert commentator on the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. A co-author of Pearson's digital "Interactive Science" program for middle grades and more than 50 other scientific publications, Wysession was awarded the prestigious...

2011-03-11 12:01:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Soles4Souls Inc., the shoe charity, announced it is assessing the international damage from the earthquake in Japan only hours after the 8.9 magnitude quake set off more than 50 tsunami warnings from the Japanese islands to the west coast of the US. The effects of the quake are still developing, but it has left more than 100 dead and 600 injured in Japan alone. The charity, along with its partners in Indonesia and throughout Asia, has...

2011-03-11 11:17:00

LOS ANGELES, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International Medical Corps is responding to the situation in Japan and tsunami-warning areas, following an 8.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan's coast, triggering a tsunami that devastated northern parts of the country and put a tsunami warning in effect for much of the Pacific. "We are putting together relief teams, as well as supplies, and are in contact with partners in Japan and other affected countries to assess needs and coordinate...

2011-03-11 04:54:00

SEATTLE, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Asian, North American and South American countries on the Pacific Rim are facing tsunami alerts following a 8.9 magnitude earthquake, reported to have occurred near Japan's east coast today. "Our offices in Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands are on alert and staff in coastal areas have been advised, said Geoff Shepherd, World Vision's Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Director for the Asia-Pacific region. "We've...

2010-12-23 17:59:23

Technical setup of the early warning sysem completed Six years after the tsunami disaster of 26/12/2004, the set-up of the German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System for the Indian Ocean (GITEWS) has been completed. The project ends on 31 March 2011. After that, Indonesia accepts the sole responsibility for the overall system. "The innovative technical approach of GITEWS is based on a combination of different sensors, whose central element is a fast and precise detection and analysis of...

2010-11-20 00:00:48

An innovative training program and toolkit launched today by World Wildlife Fund and the American Red Cross will provide field staff in humanitarian aid organizations, governments and conservation agencies with the resources to help ensure that disaster recovery and reconstruction efforts not only protect communities from future disasters but also are environmentally sustainable. Washington, DC (Vocus) November 19, 2010 An innovative training program and toolkit launched today by World...

2010-11-17 12:09:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Join Petra Nemcova, Quincy Jones, The Edge, Jennifer Hudson, Russell Simmons, Karolina Kurkova and other celebrity guests as Happy Hearts Fund (HHF) kicks off the holiday season in style with their annual benefit titled "Happy Hearts Fund Land of Dreams: Thailand" This Saturday, Nov 20th at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City (6-10PM). This meaningful, fun and educational event is part of a series that will travel to different countries where...

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2010-10-28 13:51:27

Countless people clung to life in the branches of trees hemming the shorelines during the deadly 2004 tsunami that killed more than 230,000 coastal residents in Indonesia, India, Thailand and Sri Lanka. In the aftermath of the disaster, land change scientist Chandra Giri from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) decided to explore to what degree those unique trees "“ which make up valuable forest ecosystems called mangroves -- safeguard lives, property and beaches during hurricanes,...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.