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2011-02-14 07:30:00

TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CRANE Naval Service Warfare announced they are awarding Smith Enterprise's patented Vortex® Flash Eliminator a 5-year $1.5 million contract after it was rated the number one suppressor in their developmental test report. CRANE is the testing and contracting division for the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) which includes the Army Rangers, Navy Seals, and other Special Operations Forces. Flash suppressors are...

2011-02-05 00:00:45

Experts from eight leading Department of Defense (DoD) organizations, the United Kingdom Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (U.K. DSTL) and industry partners completed an advanced laser and expendable countermeasure test Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center. Providing oversight and expendable countermeasure and laser expertise, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) partnered with Science Applications International, Corp. (SAIC) to provide logistics,...

2011-01-26 06:50:00

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today it was awarded a task order by the U. S. Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane Division to provide systems engineering and lifecycle integration support. The follow-on task order has a one year base period of performance, four one-year options and a total value of $40 million if all options are exercised. The task order was awarded for NSWC's Small Arms Platform...

2011-01-12 00:01:33

NGRAIN Virtual Task Refreshers streamline and enhance maintenance training for scouting and forward operations vehicle operators. Vancouver, BC (Vocus/PRWEB) January 11, 2011 NGRAIN, a leading provider of interactive 3D equipment simulation solutions that maximize the effectiveness of training programs and maintenance support systems, today announced that SAIC, a scientific, engineering and technology applications company and NGRAIN's partner, will deliver two NGRAIN® Virtual Task...

2011-01-06 00:01:46

MVP Systems Software, Inc., a leader in enterprise job scheduling and workload automation software, has announced that Crane Group, a multinational holding company based in Columbus, Ohio, has selected JAMS as their automation tool of choice for JD Edwards. Over the years, Crane has grown substantially through organic growth as well as acquisitions. With this growth, Crane has both developed and inherited a multitude of tasks that run across disparate applications and servers. Ideally,...

2011-01-05 09:29:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power has announced two new and two continuing grants to conservation and natural resource agencies through the Power of Flight partnership program to protect birds in Georgia through habitat and species restoration and environmental education. The grants are part of Southern Company's partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Two new grants were awarded under Power of Flight: National Wild Turkey Federation - to...

2010-11-18 13:49:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As a market innovator and leader in the insulated siding category, Exterior Portfolio® by Crane is recognizing shifts in the building products industry and gearing up internal and external efforts to meet the challenges and opportunities in the changing marketplace. To help lead these new efforts and position the company through the changing environment, Exterior Portfolio has hired Marilyn Chase as vice president of...

2010-11-11 07:10:00

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a task order by the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) - Crane Division to provide technical and engineering services to the Spectrum Warfare Systems Department. The task order has a three-year base period of performance, two one-year award term periods, and a total value of more than $45 million, if all award term periods are exercised. Work...

2010-10-08 10:06:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As Operation Migration begins its 10th annual multi-state trek, designed to conserve the whooping crane, Southern Company is once again on board as a sponsor. Southern Company will be a sponsor of the migration for the third consecutive year. The unique effort, in which the endangered birds are taught a migration route by following ultralight aircraft, is set to begin this month. This year's journey will take about a dozen birds from Wisconsin to Florida....

2010-10-04 14:34:00

Acts to Protect Certification Program Integrity FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two separate courts in California recently ruled in favor of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) in litigation involving California Crane School and its owner, John Nypl. In National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators vs. California Crane School, Inc., and John Nypl, et al., a federal judge found that California Crane School and Nypl were...


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Hooded Crane, Grus monacha
2013-04-24 12:13:58

The Hooded Crane (Grus monacha) is a small, dark colored crane. Its body is grey and the top of the head and neck is white, except for a patch of bare red skin above they eye. It’s one of the smallest cranes, but is still a fairly large bird, a 3.3 ft in length, weighing 8.2 pounds and a wingspan of 6.2 feet. It breeds in south-central and southeastern Siberia. Breeding is also assumed to occur in Mongolia. Over 80% of its population winters at Izumi, southern Japan. There are also...

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2005-09-08 15:08:50

The crane flies (Tipulidae) are a family of insects that closely resemble giant mosquitoes. Like the mosquito, they are in the order Diptera (flies) and are sometimes called mosquito eaters, mosquito hawks, or skeeter eaters. They are also one of three unrelated arthropods named Daddy long-legs. The other two are the harvestmen and vibrating, cellar or house spider. As such, Crane Flies are wrapped up in the myth of being the most poisonous spider, but unable to bite humans. This is...

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2009-03-28 15:44:15

The Brolga (Grus rubicunda), formerly known as the "˜Native Companion', is a species of bird found in tropical and eastern Australia. The bird has also been given the name "Australian Crane", a term coined in 1865 by well-known ornithological artist John Gould in his Birds of Australia. These birds are abundant in north and northeast Australia, especially Queensland. They are also common as far south as Victoria. They are also found in New Guinea and rarely in New Zealand. They are also...

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2009-03-28 14:17:07

The Siberian Crane (Grus leucogeranus), also known as the Siberian White Crane or Snow Crane, is a species of bird found in arctic Russia in Yakutia and western Siberia. It is a migratory species. Eastern populations winter on the Yangtze River and Lake Poyang in China. Central populations winter at Keoladeo National Park, India. Western populations winter in Fereidoonkenar and Esfahan in Iran. It is a bird of wetlands both in breeding and wintering habitats. This is a large white crane,...

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2009-03-28 14:08:37

The Sarus Crane (Grus antigone) is a species of bird found in northernPakistan and India, Nepal, Southeast Asia and Queensland, Australia. It is a permanent resident of freshwater marshes and plains with little seasonal movement. This species is classified as Vulnerable, as the total global population has drastically declined since about 1980. This decline is expected to continue until at least 2010. Threats include habitat destruction, hunting, pollution, disease and competition from other...

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