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2011-06-07 00:00:33

Companies that are directly affected by a major natural disaster or weather event, such as the Joplin, Missouri tornadoes or the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, should expect a heightened level of federal and state oversight in the future especially when it comes to facilities, documentation and equipment. Benjamin L. England, founder and CEO of FDAImports.com, LLC, summarizes these FDA concerns here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9E_DBRpMAg&feature=channel_video_title. Columbia, MD...

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2011-06-05 10:41:50

An unusual signal detected by the seismic monitoring station at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's research facility on Barro Colorado Island results from waves in Lake Gatun, the reservoir that forms the Panama Canal channel, scientists report. Understanding seismic background signals leads to improved earthquake and tsunami detection in the Caribbean region where 100 tsunamis have been reported in the past 500 years.As part of a $37.5 million U.S. presidential initiative to...

2011-06-03 13:13:35

When earthquake, tsunami, tornado or flood strike, among the most vulnerable group are the elderly. Writing in the International Journal of Emergency Management, researchers in New Zealand suggest that emergency response plans must take into account the age-related needs of adults with regards to the personal and social resources they have available. Robyn Tuohy and Christine Stephens of Massey University in Palmerston North, point out that elderly citizens are likely to experience the...

2011-06-02 12:00:00

NEW YORK, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Brooklyn Workshop, the creators of Skatecycle--the world's first "hubless" self-propelled skateboard, have inspired 13 notable artists to create custom Skatecycles for sale, from which all proceeds will go to Global Giving in support of the Japanese earthquake relief effort. The one-of-a-kind Skatecycles will be sold exclusively on Gilt Groupe's Gilt MAN on Thursday, June 23, 2011. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110602/NY13124-a )...

2011-05-28 00:00:49

A Kinship Circle Disaster Animal Response Team searches roads and homes in the Yamakiya District of Kawamata, the most recent part of Fukushima Prefecture under mandatory radiation evacuation. Thousands of animals are already trapped without food, water or care in Futuba District ghost towns closer to a nuclear plant damaged in Japan's 3/11/11 earthquake-tsunami. Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan (PRWEB) May 27, 2011 A Kinship Circle Disaster Animal Response Team searches roads and...

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2011-05-25 14:31:36

By Louis Bergeron, Stanford The magnitude 9 earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan on March 11 were like a one-two punch "“ first violently shaking, then swamping the islands "“ causing tens of thousands of deaths and hundreds of billions of dollars in damage. Now Stanford researchers have discovered the catastrophe was caused by a sequence of unusual geologic events never before seen so clearly. "It was not appreciated before this earthquake that this size of...

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2011-05-23 11:50:00

Sony Corp. is reversing a previous projection of having a profitable year, now saying it expects a $3.2 billion annual loss. The company has changed its earlier projection of making $860 million in profit after the wake of Japan's tsunami and a hacker attack on its online gaming service. Sony has been hampered by production disruptions set off by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that killed over 25,000 people, destroyed factories and sent the nation's economic recovery into reverse....

2011-05-13 10:10:00

Donations for earthquake and tsunami response will be used to help homeless, sick and elderly WASHINGTON, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is making another $30 million donation to the Japanese Red Cross, bringing its contributions to date to more than $160 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The Japanese Red Cross announced a $350 million long-term recovery plan supported by donations from its international partners,...

2011-05-11 06:00:00

NEW YORK, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 16th at NYC's Gallery at the AIGA National Design Center, Hug Japan (http://hugjapan.jp) in collaboration with My Hope for Children (www.myhopeforchildren.org) will show works created by over 300 Japanese children who suffered through the Tsunami, and fear the damaged nuclear plant. Shortly after the disaster, children were encouraged to create art that reflected their reaction, in order to alleviate their pain. Their works show their minds....

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2011-05-06 08:25:00

Advanced computation enabled by supercomputers enhances understanding of earthquake and tsunamis and their impacts Summary: Earthquake and tsunami. March 11, 2011. Japan. More than 26,000 people are dead or missing and an estimated 400,000 are homeless. An estimated 25 trillion yen, or $330 billion dollars, in damages make it the most costly natural disaster on record. The estimates are more than three times those of the second most costly natural disaster, also an earthquake in Japan. The...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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