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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...

2013-10-04 23:21:44

Candidates can acquire NCCCO Rigger Level I and Signalperson certification. Sewell, NJ (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 The Delaware Valley Safety Council (DVSC), in association with the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and our training and testing partner, ETS, is offering a comprehensive crane safety training/testing program to take place during the week of November 11 through November 15, 2013. The program is designed to prepare the student to be able to...

2013-09-20 23:24:52

Injuries resulting from lifting gear accidents can be prevented with proper choices in lifting gear equipment. West Sacramento, California (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 Local Sacramento news reports indicate that two members of a construction crew working on Jefferson Boulevard in West Sacramento were critically injured on September 18, 2013 when a chain broke on the lifting gears of the heavy machinery that was carrying steel panels. Initial news reports of the incident can be found at...

2013-09-11 23:23:50

Philadelphia crane rental company achieves national recognition this summer with its addition to American Cranes & Transport Magazine’s top 100 list for 2013. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. announces today that they were named to the ACT 100 list for 2013-2014. ACT, a subsidiary of KHL Group, known as a leading authority on construction industry information, annually lists only the top 100 Crane rental companies in the United States and...


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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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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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