The Benefits Of Using A Backhoe Rental In Harrisburg, Pa

byAlma Abell

If you’re in the construction business, you’ll find that a number of different projects will require you to use a backhoe. This heavy-duty machinery is often used to clear out spaces while developing the land for a construction project. In addition, if you run an excavation service or perhaps something like a tree service, this piece of equipment can be very handy. Unfortunately, purchasing one of these backhoes, whether new or used, can be very expensive. That’s why many companies choose a Backhoe Rental in Harrisburg PA.

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The great thing about many services that offer rentals of heavy-duty construction equipment is that they can be available 24 hours a day. Many rental services offer 24-hour emergency service, so that if you need to rent a piece of heavy-duty equipment on the spur of the moment, they can accommodate these needs.

In addition, the terms of the rental can be very flexible. For example, you may find that initially you will only need the piece of equipment for a few days. However, as the job unfolds, you may find that you’ll need the equipment longer. All you need to do is simply contact the rental facility to extend the amount of time you’re going to need the piece of equipment.

If you find that you use a Backhoe Rental in Harrisburg PA more frequently, you may want to consider a lease option. In this situation, the equipment will still be owned by the rental company, but you will have a long-term lease in place that allows you the use of this equipment as much as you see fit.

Lastly, if you’re looking for a good deal on one of these pieces of equipment as your business begins to expand, many rental facilities offer flexible financing. This means that you can affordably purchase a piece of equipment that you’ve been using for an extended period of time.

As you can see, there are many different benefits to using a rental company for heavy-duty equipment. Whether you only need it for a few days, a few months or you’re interested in purchasing one of these pieces of equipment, rental facilities are a great option. If you’re interested in what sort of options are available to you or you want to speak to somebody about prices, you can simply go online to .

Four new breeds in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

This year, four breeds of dogs are competing for the first time in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, United States.

The new breeds making their Westminister debuts this year, are the Plott, a hunting hound originally bred by two German immigrant brothers in North Carolina; the Tibetan Mastiff, once described by Marco Polo as “tall as a donkey with a voice as powerful as that of a lion.”; the Beauceron, a herding dog originally bred to herd flocks of sheep in France, later used to sniff out landmines and send messages during the World Wars; and the Swedish Vallhund, a breed dating back to the time of the Vikings, used on farms to catch vermin, herd cattle, and as a guard dog, noted for its double coat and harness markings.

This brings the number of unique breeds competing in the famous dog show to 169.

The Plott, the Beauceron, and the Vallhund were shown on Monday. The Tibetan Mastiff will be shown tonight as part of the Working Group.

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What Works For You, The Nicotine Patch Or The Stop Smoking Injection?

Submitted by: Rory Herts

Cigarette smoking is a widespread habit that has causes a lot of deaths each year. As a matter of fact, 440,000 people die from cigarette smoke each year in the United States alone. Statistics show that one out of three adults or 1.1 billion people worldwide have the habit. The most glaring statistic is the fact that 80% of the 1.1 billion smokers of the world have become addicted to using tobacco well before they reached the age of eighteen years.

Because a lot of people know the severe effects of having such a habit, a majority of smokers have made several attempts to quit. Unfortunately, this habit is quite addictive and difficult to let go of. The addictive component of tobacco is nicotine, which is considered even more addictive than heroine and cocaine. As the nicotine intake of a body increases, it becomes physically and psychologically dependent on it. Most users cannot kick the habit because they have a craving for the pleasurable feelings that nicotine induces and they do not realize that they are signing their own death warrants.

Fortunately, smokers who plan on kicking the habit can now depend on aids like the nicotine patch and the stop smoking injection to stop this addiction.

The Nicotine Patch

A nicotine patch is a medicated adhesive patch that is placed on the skin to deliver a time-released dose of medication thorough the skin and into the bloodstream. This is used as a method to break nicotine dependence through smoking.

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There are several steps that a person needs to undergo in order to break this dependence as the nicotine patches come in 3 dosages of 21 milligrams, 14 milligrams and 7 milligrams. The amount of tobacco a person usually consumes in a day determines the strength of the patch they need to start with. A heavy tobacco user will be initially given the maximum strength for 6 weeks and a moderate user will be given the 14 mg nicotine patch and so on.

After the initial phase the person will be given the lower dosage for another couple of weeks and then finally the lowest dosage will round off a total of 13 weeks usage. At the end of this period, a person should have broken the addiction to nicotine.

The Stop Smoking Injection

Although this system may be too good to be true, it is actually available in the market. People who have tried it swear that they have stopped smoking altogether. A stop smoking injection is one of the most successful methods used to help someone quit smoking. It has a 70-80% success rate.

The stop smoking injection contains substances that block the nicotine receptors in the brain. Since your brain does not recognize nicotine anymore, the craving for it stops. Generally, one-stop smoking injection should be enough to help someone stop his or her tobacco use, but there are some cases where another injection is needed. The good news is that the stop smoking injection is very affordable, especially if you compute the money that you spend on tobacco products as well as the future costs of your medical bills.

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Court date “as needed” for lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal

Buffalo, N.Y. Hotel Proposal Controversy
Recent Developments
  • “Old deeds threaten Buffalo, NY hotel development” — Wikinews, November 21, 2006
  • “Proposal for Buffalo, N.Y. hotel reportedly dead: parcels for sale “by owner”” — Wikinews, November 16, 2006
  • “Contract to buy properties on site of Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal extended” — Wikinews, October 2, 2006
  • “Court date “as needed” for lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal” — Wikinews, August 14, 2006
  • “Preliminary hearing for lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal rescheduled” — Wikinews, July 26, 2006
  • “Elmwood Village Hotel proposal in Buffalo, N.Y. withdrawn” — Wikinews, July 13, 2006
  • “Preliminary hearing against Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal delayed” — Wikinews, June 2, 2006
Original Story
  • “Hotel development proposal could displace Buffalo, NY business owners” — Wikinews, February 17, 2006

Monday, August 14, 2006

Buffalo, New York —The preliminary hearing for a lawsuit filed against the Elmwood Village Hotel proposal in Buffalo, New York as well as the City of Buffalo has been postponed indefinitely and will take place “as needed” pending the resubmission of the proposal by Savarino Construction also of Buffalo. A request was made to New York State Supreme court Judge Justice Rose Sconiers, the judge to preside over the case, to discuss a “timetable” for resubmission, but the court “decided not to,” said attorney Arthur Giacalone who represents the plaintiffs in the lawsuit.

The hotel would require the demolition of at least five properties, 1109-1121 Elmwood and would cause the closure of several businesses. Already, two businesses, Skunk Tail Glass and Six Nations Native American Gift Shop have relocated, outside the Elmwood Strip. Don apparel, H.O.D. Tattoo and Mondo Video still remain on Elmwood; however, Mondo Video is planning on moving to a new location. The hotel will be 72 rooms and will cost at least 7 million dollars to build. Wyndham Hotels is expected to be the owner/operator of the hotel. The properites are currently owned by Hans Mobius. Two other properties, 605 and 607 Forest might also be part of the proposal. 605 Forest is owned by Pano Georgiadis, owner of Pano’s Restaurant on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo. 607 Forest is owned by Mobius.

“There’s no new [court] date. The next appearance will be as needed,” said Giacalone.

The proposal was withdrawn by Savarino on July 13, 2006 to undergo “a do-over” and according to the Buffalo News, “shed the lawsuits” against the proposal; however, so far the proposal has “not yet” been resubmitted, but could be in about a “week.”

“With Council being out of session we have a bit of time [before resubmitting]. [We will] Probably resubmit] in a week or so,” said Sam Savarino, CEO of Savarino Construction.

“We welcome some discourse on this project and while we realize that, in all likelihood, we will not make everybody happy, we hope we can develop a consensus that what we provide on that corner will be something that is an enhancement to the neighborhood and the community. Better to have that decided (again?) in a public forum and through the approval process than through a debate over points of law in a courtroom,” added Savarino.

Despite the withdraw of the proposal, Giacalone states that the lawsuit his clients filed is still in effect due to the re-zoning of the properties, which he says are still in place and that he is “frustrated” that his client’s “day in court” has been delayed continuously by Savarino and the city.

Savarino believes that the re-zoning of the properties are “not in effect” because the proposal was withdrawn. He also stated that he is “unsure” on a decision to request the rezoning again because the “city suggested” the rezoning “last time.”

“We have pulled the request [proposal] so I would suppose it [the rezoning] is not in effect. We are as of yet unsure of whether or not to request rezoning of all the parcels. We are communicating with the City on this. You may recall that the City suggested this to us last time. We want to make sure we are doing the correct thing – and the proper thing. I am not sure whether I have a clear indication of that at this juncture,” said Savarino.

Savarino was asked if the proposal was going to be resubmitted or not, but did not answer the question.

Giacalone states that there may be several resons as to why “a new application has not been filed. Is Savarino having a hard time coming to an agreement with Mobius? Has Wyndham Hotels backed out? Is Savarino negotiating with Pano to buy the [605] Forest Avenue property?”

Buffalo’s Common Council is scheduled to meet on September 9, 2006 after Summer recess.

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Wikinews Shorts: December 9, 2008

A compilation of brief news reports for Tuesday, December 9, 2008.

 Contribute to Wikinews by expanding these briefs or add a new one.

The United States media group Tribune Company has filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday as it struggled to sort out its US$13 billion debt. It is the second-largest newspaper publisher in the United States, responsible for the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, among others.

The firm has been hit hard by the industry-wide slump in newspaper advert revenues this year. Sam Zell, the billionaire who owns Tribune, took out large loans in order to buy the firm back in June of 2007.

The United States Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection law states that a company can continue trading whilst it sorts out its finances.


  • “US publisher in bankruptcy move” — BBC News Online, December 8, 2008
  • “Tribune files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy” —, December 8, 2008

 This story has updates See Quebec’s Liberal premier Jean Charest wins third term 

The Quebec general election is underway in the Canadian province of Quebec. Premier Jean Charest called the elections, saying he needed a majority to guide Quebec through a period of economic difficulties caused by the worldwide financial crisis.

Polls indicate that the Charest may obtain a majority, with support for his Quebec Liberal Party increasing to 45%, while support for the Parti Québécois remains at around 30%.

The polls will close at 01:00 GMT (20:00 local time), and the results will probably come in soon after that.


  • “Quebec voters head to the polls” — BBC News Online, December 8, 2008
  • “Quebec votes in provincial elections” — Agence France-Presse, December 8, 2008

The United States government is reportedly close to an agreement for a US$15 billion bailout plan for the country’s three largest auto firms.

According to a draft obtained by the Associated Press, the deal would give loans to Detroit‘s struggling Big Three automobile manufacturersFord, General Motors, and Chrysler — but under the condition that the auto industry restructures itself to survive. Another condition is that the incumbent US President, George W. Bush, would appoint an overseer to supervise the effort.

Analysts suggest that the agreement could be signed into law by the end of this week.


  • “White House cool to plan for auto bailout” — MSNBC, December 8, 2008
  • “US car bail-out nears agreement” — BBC News Online, December 8, 2008

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Serbian Orthodox Church elects new Patriarch Porfirije

 Correction — February 22, 2021 Orthodox Christianity is not the predominate faith in Kosovo, which is predominately Muslim; this is incorrectly stated in the article. 

Friday, February 19, 2021

The Serbian Orthodox Church — the dominant Christian Church in Serbia — elected Metropolitan of Zagreb and Ljubljana Dr. Porfirije Peri? as new Serbian Patriarch yesterday, filling a vacancy created in November when Patriarch Irinej died. Peri?’s formal enthronment was set for today.

Born Prvoslav Peri?, Peri? was ordained as a monk in 1985 and elected to his position as Metropolitan in 2014. He would now lead a church of 12 million faithful in the former Yugoslav republics, the disputed region of Kosovo, and associated dioceses in Australia, the United States, and Western Europe.

He has expressed conservative pro-government views in the past, writing a critique in December of Serbian reporter and human rights advocate Sonja Biserko. Peri? also encouraged the firing of outspoken professors at the Faculty of Theology in Belgrade.

A current controversy concern Church property in neighbouring Montenegro. A law passed in 2019 requires evidence for ownership of property in Montenegro built before 1918, and the — relatively recent — Montenegrin Orthodox Church continues to claim all Orthodox property in the country as its own, in spite of most being controlled by the Serbian Church.

The Serbian Orthodox Church refuses to recognise Kosovo as independent, which is also the official position of Russia and Serbia. Kosovo contains many important religious sites in Orthodox Christianity and is considered a cradle of the religion. Peri? was ordained as monk at Decani monastery in Kosovo.

The election took place amongst 39 eligible bishops of the Holy Assembly of Bishops, who voted in a secret ballot at Belgrade’s Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava. After deliberation, three candidates are chosen and their names placed in envelopes. Peri?’s name, pulled at random, is considered to believers an expression of the Holy Spirit’s will.

A thanksgiving service immediately followed the election.

Orthodox Christianity is the predominant faith in Serbia, Montenegro, and disputed Kosovo, and has considerable impact on public life.

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Maintain Tank Temperature With A Fish Tank Chiller

By Alison Stevens

As the name suggests, fish tank chillers are designed to keep the water in your fish tank cool in warmer climates. They are mainly used in marine aquariums where fish tend to be highly sensitive to temperature although fancy goldfish in tropical climes also benefit from the use of a fish tank chiller. An additional benefit is that cooler water has a greater capacity to hold dissolved oxygen thus avoiding issues with low levels of oxygen in your aquarium.

When do you need the fish tank chiller?

A fish tank chiller will be required when you run an aquarium with fish that prefer to live in cold water only. Aquarium chillers will maintain the water temperature you desire. Changing the temperature is something you need to do yourself, manually.

An alternative to a chiller is to run an air conditioning unit in the room that contains the aquarium, however running the air conditioner just to keep the fish tank water at the desired temperature can be a very expensive option. And even though a fish tank chiller may seem like an expensive item it will soon pay for itself if you are not running the air conditioner day – especially if you are not home during the day or you are on vacation.

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Another chiller alternative is to add ice to the tank but this is highly impractical unless it is a very short term method to deal with heat wave conditions. If you do need to add ice to your tank it can be added by freezing water in a bottle. The frozen water bottle can be lowered into the tank or hung on the side of the tank.

For very warm climates and for fish that naturally require cold water there is no real alternative other than a chiller unit. It is also possible to purchase an aquarium heater and chiller in one unit which can be used year round to maintain the water temperature in both summer and winter.

When choosing your chiller you will have a choice of thermoelectric, in-line or drop-in fish tank chiller.

Thermoelectric chillers are commonly used in small tanks of less than 60 gallon capacity. They are energy efficient and silent running and can be used in both salt and freshwater aquariums.

Drop-in chillers are commonly used in saltwater aquariums or reef set ups. They require no additional plumbing and are fitted in line with the tank filter. They are simple to install and have low maintenance requirements.

In-line aquarium chillers are manufactured for tanks with a capacity of 60 gallons or more. They have a motor, a compressor and cooling fans and will require a well-ventilated area for installation. They may require professional installation and they are quite large.

An aquarium thermometer is an inexpensive necessity to use in conjunction with your tank chiller. If your chiller fails or mismanages the temperature of your aquarium you need to know immediately. A thermometer is a reliable way of monitory the temperature.

The main disadvantages of fish tank chillers are the cost of the units themselves – which can vary from a few hundred up to several thousand dollars – and the energy that they consume, which can be 80-100 watts per hour.

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US adds 173,000 jobs in August; unemployment rate drops to seven year low

Monday, September 7, 2015

The US economy added 173,000 jobs in August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. The unemployment rate fell from 5.3 to 5.1 percent, the lowest since April 2008.

Although August job gains were lower than most economists forecast, job growth numbers for June and July were revised upwards by a combined 44,000. Average job gains over the past three months stand at 221,000, compared to March-May’s 189,000 monthly average. Over the past twelve months, job growth has averaged 247,000 per month.

Average hourly earnings rose 0.3 percent, or 8 cents, marking the largest increase in earnings in seven months. Hourly earnings had risen by 6 cents in July. Wages have risen by 2.2 percent over the past year.

Job growth in August was primarily concentrated in the health care and social assistance, financial activities, and professional and business services sectors. Those three areas of the economy added a combined 108,000 jobs. Food service and drinking places employment increased by 26,000 over the month, and other economic sectors saw employment hold steady. Manufacturing, on the other hand, saw employment decline by 17,000 in August. A stronger dollar and worldwide economic weakness make US exports less desirable, leading to a flattening in manufacturing employment so far this year after steadily rising in the early years of the US economic recovery.

The solid overall job gains led analysts to slightly raise expectations for a decision by the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this month. Investors raised the likelihood of a September rate increase from 26 percent before the jobs report to 30 percent, and stocks dropped by over one percent on Friday. “The payrolls data is certainly good enough to allow for a Fed rate hike in September,” said Deutsche Bank’s head of currency strategy, Alan Ruskin. “The big question is still whether financial market volatility will scupper the plans.”

“This is the first time the market has looked at a Fed meeting and really has no idea what the Fed is going to do,” said Mark Kepner, a New Jersey equity trader with Themis Trading. “Right now you’re looking at the overall uncertainty and that’s what’s hanging on the market. I don’t think this number in and of itself changes how somebody’s going to vote.”

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Six-year-old boy on vacation in Venezuela dies in plane crash

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Six-year-old Thomas David Horne from the United Kingdom has died and eleven other British tourists were injured Friday when their plane crashed in Canaima National Park in Venezuela. They were on a sight seeing tour of the world’s tallest waterfalls, the Angel Falls.

The single engine, nine-seater Cessna 208 Caravan, lifted off shortly before the end of the runway, lost power, and then surged briefly before plummeting into the Venezuelan jungle in front of the 3,200 ft falls.

“It started to take off and we sensed it was losing power. Then it seemed to get it back and lifted off just 200 metres before the end of the runway. Then it dived into the trees,” reported Makeli Freire, a park tour guide.

Three of the injured sustained serious injuries, while the others suffered mainly broken bones. Thomas Horne, who sustained serious head injuries, died on the way to a local hospital. The pilot, co-pilot and tour guide were among the injured. Everyone on board was flown to Ciudad Bolívar, the capital city of Venezuela’s Bolívar state, where they were treated for their injuries. Among the injured were Thomas’s mother and father Jane and David who were among those who had broken bones. They were British tourists finishing up a two week holiday to Venezuela.

“The young boy died as he was being flown to hospital. His parents are both physically OK but are completely distraught over the loss of their son,” said Maiker Puga, of the Ciudad Bolivar clinic.

Liz and her husband Keith Grainger and S. Phillips, also British tourists, were also injured in the crash. The names of the three other British tourists and the three person crew who were injured have not been released at this time.

The plane tour was offered by First Choice, a division of TUI Travel PLC who extended their “heartfelt sympathy to family and friends during this deeply sad time.” LTA airline has suspended further flights until the investigation is concluded.

June Holman, Thomas’s aunt who was not on holidays said, that “there is nothing worse than losing a loved one, especially not a young child with their whole life ahead of them. The thoughts of us all are with his parents Jane and Dave at this very sad time.”

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Replace Those Worn Old Appliances With A New Appliance Ephrata Pa

byAlma Abell

Replacing the appliances in your home can be a daunting task. Even selecting a simple kitchen Appliance Ephrata PA can be a challenge with all the brands and models available. For instance, you can select refrigerator models that come with freezers on top, bottom or on the side. These freezers can be huge or small depending on your needs. Plus, you can buy small or compact refrigerators designed to fit into cabinets or separate thin freezer and refrigerator models useful for tight spaces. If that’s not enough cooling space for you, you can purchase wine coolers, refrigerated drawers, compact refrigerators and specialty refrigerators. If you decide to go with separate freezer and refrigerator systems you can find matching models that mount in cabinets or the old faithful chest type or upright freezers. Click here for more details.

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Other Appliance Ephrata PA options include kitchen stoves, ovens, microwave ovens and various other cooking tools. If you enjoy cooking outside you can purchase gas grills or barbecues that cook enough food for two or your entire family. Plus, kitchen appliances come in two types depending on your home. For example, kitchen ranges have both electric or gas versions. The gas variety normally burns natural gas, but they can be easily adapted to burn propane if required.

Not all household appliances are for the kitchen. Some of the most heavily purchased appliances are the washer and dryer systems that people use for cleaning their clothes. These two appliances can take a lot of abuse and tend to wear down quicker than almost any other household appliance. Plus, people prefer to buy them as a set which allows them to have a common warranty period. This can be very useful for large families where there are a lot of clothes to keep clean or those families where the children went off to college yet still show up on laundry day.

No matter whether your appliance needs are simple like refrigerators, freezers, washers or dryers you can find what you need at well stocked merchants like JB Zimmerman. They provide access to other appliances as well such as dishwashers, trash compactors, water treatment systems, air conditioners and audio/video equipment.