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2013-10-28 23:23:48

The global market for cranes was valued at $26.6 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $29.3 billion in 2013. BCC Research projects the market to grow to $41 billion by 2018, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9% from 2013 to 2018. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 According to a new technical market research report, Cranes: Technologies and Global Markets from BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com), the global market for cranes was valued at $26.6...

2013-10-15 23:29:39

New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm comments on a crane malfunction that left a heavy load dangling hundreds of feet over Midtown Manhattan. A different crane toppled last year at the same building during Hurricane Sandy. New York, New York (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 A crane hoisting a 13,500-pound concrete counterweight malfunctioned in Midtown Manhattan, reported The New York Times (10.7.13). The problem occurred at One57, the same building that was...

2013-10-10 23:19:21

New Yorkers will remember the broken crane that dangled over 57th Street in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. This Monday, October 7, 2013, there was another crane mishap at the very same construction site. Construction injury attorneys Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP comment on this incident and the importance of crane safety. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 According to this ABC Eyewitness News story from October 8, 2013, titled, "Construction crane stuck in Midtown...

2013-10-09 23:31:21

In preparation of the cold and flu season, Filtersfast.com features Crane Adorable Humidifiers for children. These humidifiers are a non-medicated alternative to over-the-counter children’s cough and cold medication. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Before the flu season kicks in, Filtersfast.com, the leading online retailer of air filters and water filters promotes “The Adorable Humidifier Collection” from Crane USA. The Adorable Collection is designed for that fun and...

2013-10-08 23:20:41

As the commercial building market heats up, McDonough Elevators has noticed a trend in building renovations and expansions that require “out of the box” thinking to meet the client’s needs. Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 As the commercial building market heats up, McDonough Elevators has noticed a trend in building renovations and expansions. The company recently completed a hospital expansion project in West Houston that required some “out of the box” thinking to meet...

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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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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