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2014-07-08 20:20:49

ARLINGTON, Va., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation that would provide a three-year authorization for the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, which aims to safeguard chemical facilities from the threat of terrorist attack. The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) welcomes this legislative victory and encourages the Senate to approve similar legislation to ensure the security of...

2014-07-08 08:21:07

Governors Highway Safety Association and The Allstate Foundation partner to identify initiatives key to reversing unbelted teen fatalities WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Buckling up has always been a simple action that dramatically increases a person's chances of surviving a crash, but more than half of teen drivers killed in 2012 failed to use a seat belt. What's more shocking is that this number has increased by six percent over the last three years. And worse, teen...

2014-07-07 16:24:03

OTTAWA, July 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue There's nothing like a fresh salad in the summer or a juicy watermelon to refresh you on a hot day. Whether you're camping or having a picnic or a barbecue, fresh produce is often part of an outdoor summer meal. But did you know that food poisoning from fresh produce tends to increase in the warmer months? That's because harmful bacteria can grow in as little as two hours when produce is not kept refrigerated or properly chilled when eating...

2014-07-07 16:20:24

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the Fourth of July holiday driving period, 247 people were injured and eight people were killed in crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police. State troopers investigated a total of 695 crashes between July 3 and 6. Of those crashes, 72 were alcohol-related, including two of the fatalities. Two of those killed were not wearing seat belts. During the same period, state troopers arrested 487 people for driving...

2014-07-04 12:20:32

GATINEAU, QC, July 4, 2014 /CNW/ - As we approach the first anniversary of the most devastating train accident in Canadian history, I assure the people of Lac-Mégantic, and all Canadians, that the ongoing investigation into this tragedy remains our top priority. Investigations are complex, and we take the time to conduct a thorough, science-based examination to find out what happened and why. We have a team of highly-skilled experts dedicated to this investigation, and we...

2014-07-04 12:20:16

EDMONTON, July 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying an investigator to the site of a CN train derailment near Whitecourt, Alberta. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or...

2014-07-03 20:20:43

A recent Disneyland fire emergency is a reminder that you needn't wish upon a star for top fire prevention Fire Protection Group, Inc. remains the leader in safety and prevention LOS ANGELES, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're a landlord or property manager, you're no doubt well aware of the necessity of fire prevention through the National Fire Prevention Association and the challenges inherent in passing rigorous NFPA25 testing requirements. While fire dangers in Southern...

2014-07-03 08:20:38

QUÉBEC, July 3, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Montreal, Quebec, following the death of a crewmember aboard the bulk carrier Tian Bai Feng. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to...

2014-07-02 08:29:46

GrammaTech's Flagship Static Analysis Product Now Independently Certified to Analyze Functional Safety of Source Code ITHACA, N.Y., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GrammaTech, Inc., a leading maker of tools that improve and accelerate software development, today announced that CodeSonar, the company's flagship static analysis product, has been certified for use in the development of safety-critical software according to several international standards: ISO 26262, IEC 61508, and EN...

2014-07-01 23:12:00

Stay Fresh Foods, a high pressure processing toll services provider and partner of Avure HPP, announces expansion of its Meriden, CT facility to meet increasing processing volumes by its growing customer base. Healthy beverages and cleanses make up a large portion of the growing base, as well as meats and wet salads, which achieve freshness, product safety and extended shelf life. Franklin, TN and Meriden, CT (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 June 17th marked yet another major milestone at Stay Fresh...


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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