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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...

2011-03-22 00:00:29

PhysioGenix, a diabetes and cardiovascular Preclinical Contract Research Organization, donates money to the American Red Cross to aid in the Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami relief effort. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) March 21, 2011 PhysioGenix has donated to the American Red Cross to help provide relief for the recent earthquake and tsunami victims. PhysioGenix has been in e-mail contact with several of their Japanese colleagues who have informed them that they and their families are all...

2011-03-22 00:00:28

Aaron Equipment Company Reminding Business Owners of the Importance of Being Prepared Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 21, 2011 In the wake of a natural disaster that is being hailed as the worst crisis for Japan since World War II, millions of Japanese citizens are learning just how much havoc an unexpected event can wreak. Having backup generators in place could have averted some of the devastating after effects that resulted from the earthquake and tsunami. In particular, it could have...

2011-03-22 00:00:28

The Recovery Place is concerned about the flip side of the Japanese strength: being unable to overtly express feelings of stress and anxiety during times of natural or manmade calamity. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) March 21, 2011 Fall seven times and stand up eight is the literal translation for the famous Japanese proverb Nanakorobi yaoki. When life knocks you down, get back up. In the aftermath of the Japan earthquake and tsunami, this proverb resounds across the country. While...

2011-03-22 00:00:27

In the aftermath of the destructive earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, GovernmentAuctions.org supports Mercy Corps' relief efforts by setting up an online fundraising site to benefit the Japanese people in shock. Great Neck, NY (PRWEB) March 21, 2011 In light of the March 11 ultra-destructive earthquake and tsunami that claimed many lives in Japan, and the effects of which still continue to endanger the country, seized and surplus property portal...

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2011-03-21 14:41:08

Geologists say the earthquake that rocked Japan on March 11 has altered the earth's surface and loaded more stress on a fault line much closer to Tokyo. Roger Musson of the British Geological Survey said that the structure of the tectonic plates and fault lines around the city makes it unlikely that Tokyo would be hit by a quake anywhere near the intensity of the 9.0-magnitude one that struck a few weeks ago. However, any trembler could be devastating given the 39 million people who live in...

2011-03-21 06:22:00

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the largest distributor of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and veterinary practitioners, announced that it has established the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund in response to the tragic earthquake and tsunami that hit Northern Japan on March 11. "Along with the rest of the world, we are deeply saddened by the loss of life and devastation caused by the earthquake and...

2011-03-19 04:53:36

The oldest segment of Japan's population will likely be the hardest hit as a result of the recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami, based on data from previous catastrophic events. Approximately 23 percent of Japanese citizens currently are age 65 and above. "Japan's population "” with the highest proportion of older people in any country "” gives us an indicator of where the world as a whole is headed," said James Appleby, RPh, MPH, executive director of The Gerontological...

2011-03-19 00:00:00

"Tsunami of Silence" is initiating a worldwide call to respond to last week's earthquake and tsunami in Japan with a demonstration of the power of human consciousness, love, and support. The Tsunami of Silence will be seven minutes of complete technology silence on the first day of spring, Monday, March 21 @ 7:00-pm (19:00) in each time zone, creating a wave of silent meditation around the globe. Worldwide (PRWEB) March 18, 2011 "Tsunami of Silence" is initiating a worldwide call to respond...


Word of the Day
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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