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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:...

2008-12-05 18:57:44

A Plainfield, Ill., woman says she is flying the U.S. flag outside of her house upside down as a sign of economic distress. Debra Brzostowski, 38, said she decided to flip her flag after becoming frustrated with the government's handling of the economic bailout, which she said gives generously to Wall Street bankers while leaving homeowners and small business owners without support, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday. This is a distress call to the government, Brzostowski said. I'm a proud...

2008-10-04 21:00:14

KYIV. Oct 4 (Interfax) - Six miners were killed by a methane explosion in the Duvanna coalmine belonging to the Krasnodonvuhillya company in Sukhodilsk in the Luhansk region, Ukraine. Methane exploded in a blind drift 520 meters under the ground at about 0:45 a.m. local time Saturday, said Ihor Krol, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Emergency Situations Ministry. The blast did not cause fire. As many as 119 miners were working underground at the moment, and the 113 survivors were immediately...

2008-09-22 06:00:30

Seniors with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are being cared for at Northfield Retirement Community with state-of-the-art remote monitoring technology designed by Healthsense, a Mendota Heights-based aging services technology company. The Healthsense Integrated Solution technology, installed in Northfield's new 12-unit Evergreen Lodge memory care facility, improves safety and security for residents by allowing staff to monitor residents remotely and respond more quickly...

2008-09-20 15:00:11

By MARCIA DUNN By Marcia Dunn The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. In an unprecedented step, a space shuttle was moved to the launch pad Friday for a trip NASA hopes it will never make - a rescue mission. The shuttle Endeavour is on standby in case the seven astronauts who go up on Atlantis next month need a safer ride home. Atlantis and its crew are headed into space for one last repair job on the 18-year-old Hubble Space Telescope. It's a venture that was canceled when...

2008-09-19 18:00:02

The space shuttle Endeavour was moved to a launch pad Friday as an emergency precaution, U.S. space officials said. NASA said Endeavour will stand by at Kennedy Space Center's pad 39B in the event that a rescue mission is necessary during space shuttle Atlantis' upcoming mission to repair NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Atlantis is targeted to launch Oct. 10. The space agency said Endeavour will be moved to launch pad 39A once it is cleared from its duty as a rescue spacecraft....

2008-09-16 21:00:16

PHOTOS: Sunk boat is raised, towed Divers with the Ventura company Channel Watch Marine, also known as Vessel Assist, helped tow the 43-foot Golden Seagull to King Harbor Marine Center on Monday after raising the boat from 50 feet of water off Redondo Beach. Seven people had to be transferred to other vessels Sunday when the boat started taking on water at about 12:35p.m. near Point Vicente, said Stephanie Young, public affairs officer for the Coast Guard. No injuries were reported....

2008-09-10 03:00:11

By Kelly Puente LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Fire Department has sent a swift water rescue team of seven firefighters and seven lifeguards to Baton Rouge, one of the Louisiana cities hardest hit by Hurricane Gustav. The team, which is specially equipped and trained for swift water rescues and searches, was deployed to the Louisiana capital on Sept. 1, by the California Office of Emergency Services. The team could be deployed next to Lafayette, in anticipation of more bad weather,...

2008-09-04 18:00:05

PHOENIX, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- From the moment we are born, we begin to age. What if you had the resources to slow the aging process? What if you had the ability to potentially stave off major diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis and diabetes? LifeGuard, affiliated with the Arizona Heart Institute, offers a unique Personalized Healthcare Program that provides these resources to individuals looking to enhance their wellness and longevity. By searching for the cause of...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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