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Final Joplin Tornado Report Issued By NIST
2014-03-31 13:56:17

NIST The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the final report on its technical investigation into the impacts of the May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. The final report is strengthened by clarifications and supplemental text suggested by organizations and individuals from across the nation in response to the request for comments on the draft Joplin report, released Nov. 21, 2013. The revisions did not alter the investigation team's major...

2014-01-13 12:20:30

Drivers in Five Categories Receive Company's Top Honor for Outstanding Performance JOPLIN, Mo., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced its 2013 Drivers of the Year -- the company's highest recognition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130313/MM76897LOGO) The Driver of the Year award categories include individual and team company and contracted drivers, as well as regional drivers. Award...

2013-08-01 23:21:35

Several Missouri counties recently purchased a fleet of Juniper Systems Mesa® Rugged Notepads with a grant meant to aid with disaster management. Pettis County, MO (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 Several Missouri counties recently purchased a fleet of Juniper Systems Mesa® Rugged Notepads with a grant meant to aid with disaster management. The counties—collectively comprising the Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission (RPC)—intend to use the Mesa in a wide variety of ways to...

2013-05-17 23:14:47

On anniversary of devastating tornado in Joplin a patient's family advocates why medical records matter. Joplin, Mo. (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Diane Humphrey remembers the frustration two years ago as she sat with her stricken husband in the cardiac care center of the old St. John´s Regional Medical Center. His room was close to the floor´s station, where she heard nurses struggling to learn newfangled electronic records software installed by Mercy just weeks earlier. “I´d...

2013-04-15 23:01:01

New super strong windows withstand impact of 2x4s hurled by EF5 winds. Joplin, MO (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 Like a chain and its weakest link, the strength of a hospital´s outer shell depends on its most fragile pieces — the windows. That´s a crucial lesson from the May 2011 tornado that ravaged the old St. John´s Regional Medical Center in Joplin. And it´s knowledge Mercy is using to better protect its new Joplin hospital and facilities across four states in tornado...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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