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2014-01-13 12:20:35

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Guard Association of the United States today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett Jr., the NGAUS president: "The Army chief of staff disparaged the Army National Guard last week by telling reporters in Washington, D.C., that, essentially, the Army National Guard just isn't good enough to be relied upon more in the future. "The precise term used was the Army National Guard's...

2014-01-07 04:20:06

OTTAWA, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Canadian Shipowners Association (CSA) has formally sought a legal review in the United States of the implementation dates found in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Vessel General Permit (VGP). The VGP imposes requirements that are currently impossible, making this review critical to ensuring fairness and predictability for CSA's members' operations in the U.S. waters of the Great Lakes; a vital link in the continental supply chain....

2013-12-30 23:22:01

Mr. Ken Coffland was recently promoted to a "Lead Auditor" position with the Mentair Group. Mr. Coffland will also be creating some new training courses focused on "Emergency Response" and "Survival" for Mentair Group. Phoenix AZ (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 Ken Coffland received a promotion to "Lead Auditor" with Mentair Group. "He will be qualified to serve as a lead auditor for us when conducting International Standards for Business Aviation...

2013-12-04 23:19:33

HGH Infrared Systems' Spynel-S Thermal Imaging System Featured in an OPSTAR Demonstration in California Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 This past week in California, HGH Infrared Systems had the privilege of participating in the Offshore Platform Security Threat Awareness and Response (OPSTAR) program. The program, developed and conducted by the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Asymmetric Warfare, was designed to explore the homeland security, homeland defense,...

2013-10-03 23:03:12

The crew aboard Crowley Maritime Corporation’s articulated tug-barge (ATB) Achievement/650-8 has performed its second rescue in nine months, this time saving the lives of four individuals aboard a 30-foot fishing boat taking on water 35 miles offshore from Clearwater, Fla., during a strong storm. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 The crew aboard Crowley Maritime Corporation’s articulated tug-barge (ATB) Achievement/650-8 has performed its second rescue in nine months, this time...

2013-09-13 23:01:45

Captain Robert M. Cusick, who spent hours in freezing water and survived to testify about unsafe ship inspections, passed away in New Hampshire this week. His words helped reform the maritime industry and create the Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers program, according to Robert R. Frump, former maritime writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer and author of a book about the Marine Electric. Hillsboro, NH (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 Captain Robert M. Cusick Jr., a merchant marine officer who...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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