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2011-03-25 08:01:36

Geospatial information maps created for Fukushima, Hachinohe and Kesennuma Japan needs maps. Not just any kind"”detailed informational maps georegistered with latitude and longitude and annotated with simple, self-evident details: this bridge is out, this port is damaged, this farm field is scoured; this one is verdant. Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are processing satellite imagery of regions in Japan affected by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that...

2011-03-25 00:00:30

AccuConference is offering free calls to Japan in the wake of the earthquake, Tsunami and nuclear crisis taking place there. For the rest of March, anyone who needs to get in touch with people in Japan can place calls for free up to $100. Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) March 24, 2011 AccuConference announced today free calling to Japan for all those who need to communicate with people in the country. Following widespread destruction from the earthquake and tsunami, and amid growing fears of nuclear...

2011-03-25 00:00:29

Needak USA has announced that it will be donating 1% of its sales to relief of the victims of Japan's recent earthquake and tsunami. This offer covers all sales through the company's Web site, needakusa.com. The money will go to support rescue and rebuilding efforts throughout Japan. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2011 Needak USA has announced that it will be donating 1% of its sales to relief of the victims of Japan's recent earthquake and tsunami. This offer covers all sales through...

2011-03-24 17:00:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rescuers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) have mobilized to Japan to conduct an assessment and assist with animal rescue efforts following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan. "The humanitarian needs remain overwhelming but given the important role that companion animals play in the Japanese family and the important role that livestock plays in the Japanese economy, it's...

2011-03-24 12:00:00

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medco Foundation, a charitable organization established by Medco Health Solutions Inc., (NYSE: MHS), has donated $100,000 to the U.S. Red Cross to assist in the global humanitarian relief effort for victims of the devastating earthquake in Japan and the Pacific tsunami. Medco is also encouraging its employees to contribute financially to the relief effort. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100609/MEDCOLOGO) "Japan is being...

2011-03-24 10:51:00

DALLAS, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Social Media Club Dallas joins more than half a dozen media, marketing and advertising organizations to host Dallas4Japan, a fundraiser benefiting the American Red Cross. More than 200 business professionals are expected to attend the one-night event and aim to raise more than $3,000 to support the disaster relief efforts for those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific. The Dallas4Japan fundraiser will take place at...

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2011-03-24 11:29:23

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Myanmar on Thursday night, shaking buildings as far away as Bangkok. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 600,000 people could feel shaking anywhere from strong to violent.  It said that buildings in the area could be expected to have moderate to very heavy damage because buildings in the area are considered vulnerable. Buildings in Bangkok, which is located about 480 miles south of the epicenter, also felt the effects of the quake. The...

2011-03-22 15:13:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) has accounted for all employees working in and traveling to Japan, and its offices in Japan were undamaged. The NI offices in Nagoya and Osaka are fully functional, and the NI Tokyo office is largely operational, with some employees working remotely. "We are all saddened by the destruction and loss of life as a result of the earthquake and the Pacific tsunami that struck Japan on March 11," said Dr. James...

2011-03-22 13:03:00

LONDON, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Because of the time difference, I, like most of Britain, discovered the news of the Tohoku earthquake hours after the record-breaking 9.0 magnitude tremor was recorded 81 miles off the Japanese East Coast - an earthquake so epic that the resulting tsunami reached across the Pacific and the coasts of America and New Zealand. But for the rest of the waking world, news about the unfolding crisis happened instantaneously - because of the amazing reach of...

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2011-03-22 09:07:47

Five Sony plants in Shizuoka, Aichi, Gifu and Oita, Japan have suspended operations until the end of March after the March 11 earthquake due to shortages of components and intermittent power outages. The maker of the popular Vaio personal computer and PlayStation 3 gaming console confirmed in a press release that no employees were killed in the 9.0 magnitude quake, nor the tsunami that followed which devastated coastal towns along the northern portions of Japan. Parts and material shortages...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.