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2013-08-15 23:24:51

Learn about the crane basket, a new product available at A Plus Warehouse. Saint Paul,Minnesota (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 What will todays product of the day be, a customer may ask. Playing this game can be very difficult. A Plus Warehouse chooses products from all over the website. There are also many items to choose from. It is difficult to narrow it down to just one product. If a customer were to guess what the product of the day was they would most certainly be wrong. However, to give...

2013-07-16 23:28:01

New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm comments on the collapse of a crane. It was being used by tree trimmers in high winds and when it fell, it bisected a house. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 High winds were blamed for a crane that collapsed into a house. Wind blew down a crane and left the home looking like it had “been cut through as if by a giant knife,” said CBS News(7.11.13). David Perecman and other construction accident lawyers...

2013-07-12 23:18:14

Attendees at the Crane and Rigging Conference, being held in Edmonton, AB, October 22-23, 2013 will be asked to participate in an interactive Accident Investigation Workshop. Participants will work in investigative teams to determine causation, violation and development of a corrective action plan. (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 An accident has occurred on your jobsite involving a rough terrain crane. That’s the scenario that will greet attendees at the start of the second day of this year’s...

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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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Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.