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2009-04-03 13:17:23

The U.S. Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says a $499 million satellite is ready to help predict hurricanes and pinpoint distress signals. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-O, is to be launched April 28 from Cape Canaveral, Fla., and will orbit 22,000 miles above the Earth, sending back images for the next decade, said Joe Schaefer, director of the administration's Storm Prediction Center. This is really exciting. Hopefully, we'll see marked improvements in our...

2009-03-10 16:44:42

Staff at a popular outdoor pool in London said they have been told that the pool will be closed if weather conditions become too wet. Workers at the London Fields Lido pool said they have been told by the local Hackney council that the pool could be closed under health and safety regulations if rainfall becomes too heavy, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday. Hackney council confirmed in a statement that it has adopted measures to close the pool during rainfall, but noted the action would only be...

2009-02-26 22:41:44

Interventions in the workplace may be effective for reducing sun exposure and improving sun protective behaviors of outdoor workers, U.S. researchers suggest. Dawn M. Hall and colleagues at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta studied data collected from the Pool Cool skin cancer prevention program to analyze the associations among the pool environment, social norms and outdoor lifeguards' and aquatic instructors' sun protection habits and sunburns in 2001 and...

2009-02-25 05:45:00

Mysterious Vaccine Court created in 1986 by the pharmaceutical industry, with the support of Congress, rules in favor of Bailey Banks against HHS. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Generation Rescue, Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey'sLos Angeles-based non-profit autism organization, today announced that the United States Government has once again conceded that vaccines cause autism. The announcement comes on the heels of the recently unsealed court case of Bailey Banks vs. HHS....

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2009-02-17 08:24:32

The social environment at swimming pools appears to be related to sun safety behaviors of outdoor pool staff, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Skin cancer accounts for almost half of all cancers diagnosed in the United States, and there is both direct and indirect evidence that sun exposure can cause skin cancer," according to background information in the article. Outdoor lifeguards and aquatic instructors are...

2009-02-10 07:00:00

LoJack SafetyNet Answers Growing Need to Help Protect Those with Cognitive Disorders such as Alzheimer's and Autism WESTWOOD, Mass., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LoJack Corporation (Nasdaq: LOJN), today took a major step forward in executing its diversification strategy as it launched LoJack SafetyNet, which answers a critical market need for solutions that track and rescue people at risk of wandering, including those with Alzheimer's, autism, Down syndrome and dementia. To view the...

2009-02-09 15:52:35

A helicopter rescue team said a climber who fell 370 feet on Wales' Snowdon mountain was spotted after sparking his cigarette lighter. The rescue team said the 25-year-old man, who suffered only cuts and bruises, was located from 8 miles away after team members using night vision goggles noticed the flame of his lighter, The Daily Mail reported Monday. He had flicked the lighter so that he might be spotted, and the flame was just enough to be seen through our night vision goggles, a crew...

2009-02-01 13:00:00

MIRAMAR, Fla., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- COSPAS-SARSAT turns off satellite detection of the 121.5 MHz and 243 MHz emergency radio beacons today. In order to track the new 406 MHz generation of emergency radio beacons the US Coast Guard selected Becker Avionics' SAR MAN-PACK for ground operations. Becker Avionics' SAR MAN-PACK is a mobile, full featured Multi-Band Radio Direction Finder capable of operating in the Aviation VHF/UHF band, Marine band and COSPAS-SARSAT 406Mhz band. The SAR MAN-PACK...

2009-01-08 13:48:00

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of the most tragic start to the avalanche season in North American history -- 23 fatalities in the last three weeks -- avalanche awareness, safety, and rescue equipment is becoming a necessity for skiers, snowboarders and outdoor enthusiasts heading to the mountains across the continent. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/AQTH145) RECCO provides a unique passive avalanche rescue system for enthusiasts and...

2008-12-01 08:27:00

STRATFORD, Conn., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In its first year of use by the United Kingdom Maritime and Coastguard Agency and under the operation of CHC Helicopter Corp., Sikorsky Aircraft's Search-and-Rescue (SAR)-configured S-92(R) helicopter logged 279 rescues and is operating at availability levels of more than 98 percent. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081201/NEM012 ) (Logo:...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.