U-Haul ranks Kentucky and Vermont as Top 2009 growth states

first_imgU-Haul International, Inc has released the results of the annual U-Haul National Migration Trend Report, with Kentucky and Vermont as the top states in their categories, reflecting the nation’s top growth states for families who moved during 2009. The report, titled “2009 Top 10 US Growth States,” indicates that for states with more than 20,000 families moving, Kentucky had the highest percentage of growth, with 5.76 percent more families moving into the state than out. For states with 5,000 – 20,000 families moving, Vermont had the highest percentage, with a growth rate of 16.67 percent in 2009, moving Maine to second place after two years of ranking first.”The average American moves 11 times in a lifetime,” explained U-Haul President of Phoenix Operations John “J.T.” Taylor. “Our customers rely on us to provide affordable services, and we are proud to be able to offer families who need moving services the increased convenience of our locations, which makes for a shorter distance to travel when moving. This not only makes their move easier but also has the positive effect of reducing the amount of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere.”The report, reflective of growth patterns of the United States during 2009, was compiled based on nationwide trends in states with more than 5,000 families moving in or out of the area. Growth was then determined by calculating the percentage of inbound moves vs. outbound moves for each state.The 2009 Top 10 U.S. Growth States Report was compiled from more than 1 million U-Haul one-way truck transactions occurring during a recent 12 month period.About U-HaulSince 1945, U-Haul has been the best choice for the do-it-yourself mover, with a network of more than 15,800 locations in all 50 United States and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul customers’ patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 101,000 trucks, 76,000 trailers and 34,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 395,000 rooms and approximately 35 million square feet of storage space at nearly 1,091 owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the consumer’s number one choice as the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry. As one of the nation’s largest retailers of propane, U-Haul supplies alternative-fuel for vehicles and backyard barbecues.U-Haul was founded by a Navy veteran who grew up during the Great Depression. Tires and gas were still rationed or in short supply during the late 1940s when U-Haul began serving U.S. customers. Today, that background is central to the U-Haul Sustainability Program: “Serving the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Our commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle includes fuel efficient moving vans, neighborhood proximity, moving-box reuse, moving pads made from discarded material, and packing peanuts that are 100 percent biodegradable. Learn more about these facts and others at www.uhaul.com/sustainability(link is external).Source: PHOENIX, April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ —last_img read more

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Arch Coal, in Nod to Market Trends, Abandons Lease-Expansion Application

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享SNL:Arch Coal Inc. has withdrawn its application for a lease on a federal tract of land in Wyoming that would have expanded its Black Thunder mine.The request to lease the West Hilight tract was withdrawn at the end of August, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management confirmed in an email. “We currently have more than 1.1 billion tons of Powder River Basin reserves under lease, and are targeting annual production of 70 [million] to 80 million tons per year at Black Thunder,” Arch spokeswoman Logan Bonacorsi said. “The decision to withdraw the application was made after careful evaluation of our near-term needs and a commitment to a judicious capital allocation approach.”The Black Thunder mine is the second-largest coal mine by production in the country.More: Arch says downsized Black Thunder no longer in need of new federal coal tract Arch Coal, in Nod to Market Trends, Abandons Lease-Expansion Applicationlast_img read more

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Bohemia Man, 58, Killed in Holbrook Motorcycle Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 55-year-old Bohemia man was killed Sunday night in a motorcycle crash in Holbrook, Suffolk County police said.Victor Cinelli was riding a 1989 Honda motorcycle westbound on Portion Road at 7:40 p.m., police said, when he was struck by a 1997 Toyota Avalon. The driver was attempting to make a left turn onto Holbrook Road when his car crashed into Cinelli’s motorcycle, according to police.Cinelli was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.The 58-year-old driver of the Toyota was hospitalized with neck and back injuries, police reported.Both the Toyota and the motorcycle were impounded for safety checks, police said. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.last_img read more

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Bandung hospital flooded with requests for ‘COVID-19-free certificate’

first_imgHasan Sadikin Hospital in Bandung, the largest hospital in West Java province, has been flooded by people asking its staff to issue them a “COVID-19-free certificate”, despite the fact that the document does not exist.“There is no such thing. It is not permitted,” the hospital’s president director, Nina Susana Dewi, said on Wednesday.Nina said that the majority of people requesting the nonexistent document had come in for a checkup after returning from abroad, especially those who had traveled to countries with confirmed COVID-19 cases. “There are also people who request such a certificate because they want to go abroad,” said Nina.Read also: West Java Health Agency faces troubles in tracing COVID-19 spreadAccording to the World Health Organization (WHO), 114 countries and territories across the globe had confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection by Wednesday.Nina said that the hospital continued to provide checkups at its general consultation unit or infectious diseases unit. If the checkup showed that the individual was in good condition, the hospital would issue a general medical certificate of good health, but could not specifically mention COVID-19.People who had returned from affected countries were also welcome at the hospital, she added. Even if they were found to be healthy, the hospital would still place them on its monitoring list as a precaution.People who showed flu-like symptoms – including but not limited to fever, coughing and sore throat – would be advised to self-isolate at home and contact the West Java COVID-19 information and coordination center’s 119 hotline to report their daily condition.Nina said the hospital maintained a record of people with a travel history to affected countries as part of its protocol, and that it advised them to return “for another checkup 14 days after their arrival in Indonesia”. (gis)Topics :last_img read more

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Indonesia hits highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases, deaths

first_imgEast Java followed with 377 new confirmed cases, then Central Java with 242, West Java with 238 and Bali with 174 cases.Indonesia now has the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia after the Philippines, which has recorded 228,403 infections as of Thursday, according to worldometers.info. Indonesia currently ranks 23rd out of 215 countries worldwide.East Java recorded the highest number of deaths linked to COVID-19 with 34 patients dying on Thursday, followed by East Kalimantan with 27, Central Java with 18 and Jakarta with 15 deaths.The latest figures continue the upward COVID-19 trend in the archipelago. Last week, the country broke transmission records three days in a row, exceeding the spike observed in early August as health authorities confirmed thousands of new cases every day. The capital logs in the highest daily increase, with 1,114 new infections recorded on Sunday following two long weekends.Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, however, assured on Monday that COVID-19 transmission in the capital was under control, attributing the spike to aggressive testing and recent consecutive holidays that caused an increase in mobility. Indonesia saw another daily record in confirmed COVID-19 cases and fatalities on Thursday, recording 3,622 new infections and 134 deaths linked to the disease.The increase brings the country’s tally to 184,268 COVID-19 cases, with 7,750 fatalities and 132,055 recoveries.Jakarta, the hardest-hit region and the epicenter of the disease, recorded the highest number of new infections with 1,359, a new daily record spike and a jump from 1,053 cases announced the previous day.center_img Editor’s note: Paragraph six of this article has been edited.Topics :last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Announces New Loan Approvals to Support Business Growth Across the Commonwealth

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces New Loan Approvals to Support Business Growth Across the Commonwealth Economy,  Infrastructure,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced five new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) for five businesses in Berks, Cumberland, Lancaster, Somerset, and Wayne counties. The funding will assist companies at different stages, ranging from startup businesses to established companies looking to expand, and will help create and retain nearly 100 jobs across the commonwealth.“The funding announced today will help these businesses grow or expand by providing capital at low interest rates, which is crucial for small businesses,” said Governor Wolf. “My administration is committed to enhancing our business climate for our economy and for the well-being of families across the state.”The following loans were approved:Berks CountyPlatinum Cafe & Lounge, Inc., was approved for a $199,500, 15-year loan at a 2.5 percent reset rate through the Greater Berks Development Fund for the purchase of a 4,258-square-foot restaurant building in the City of Reading. The loan will assist in the startup of Platinum Cafe & Lounge, a Latin American restaurant that will operate in the former location of Six-One-O Café.Cumberland CountyWeidner Construction Services, LLC, a construction management services company, was approved for a $380,000, 15-year loan at a 3.5 percent rate through the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation for the acquisition of a 6,324-square-foot building in Upper Allen Township. The new building will allow all company operations, including corporate offices and a warehouse, to be housed in one location. The project is expected to create and retain 25 jobs over the next three years.Erie CountyX-Cell Tool and Mold, Inc., a manufacturer of precision tools and plastic molds for the medical, electronics, consumer goods, and telecommunications industries, was approved for a $298,125, 7-year loan at a 3.5 percent rate through the Enterprise Development Center of Erie County for the purchase of new machinery and equipment. The equipment will be used at the company’s newly constructed facility, a 19,000-square-foot expansion to its current headquarters in Fairview Township. The project is expected to create and retain 53 jobs over the next three years.Lancaster CountyM Land Develop, LLC, a land development company, was approved for a $2.25 million, 15-year loan at a 2.5 percent reset rate through EDC Finance Corporation for the purchase of a 61.9-acre parcel in Paradise Township. The land will be converted into 20 improved lots that will form a new business park called Vintage Business Park, each ranging from 1.52 acres to 4.1 acres to be sold over a five-year period. The park will fill the needs of the growing Amish/Plain Sect and on-farm businesses in eastern Pennsylvania.Somerset CountyThe Highlands Group, LLC, was approved for a $199,000, 15-year loan at a 3.5 percent rate through the Somerset County Economic Development Council for the purchase of a 170-acre recreational facility in Conemaugh Township. The property includes a 21,960-square-foot multisport facility, a 16,360-square-foot clubhouse, and an 18-hole golf course. The multisport facility includes three tennis courts which can be converted for soccer play and a large recreational area. The clubhouse includes a pro-shop, locker rooms, bar area, main dining room, banquet room, and a fully-equipped commercial kitchen.Wayne CountyBen Rinker Electrical Contracting, Inc., a full-service electrical contractor, was approved for a $200,000, 15-year loan at a 3.5 percent rate through the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance for the purchase of a 7-acre property in Salem Township. The new facility will allow operations to be consolidated to one location, which will streamline the business by eliminating travel between three locations they currently occupy. The project is expected to create and retain 15 jobs over the next three years.In 2019 so far, PIDA has approved $10,339,105 in low-interest loans that have resulted in $20,289,290 in private investment and supported the creation and retention of 226 full-time jobs. This month, PIDA approved a total $3,228,500 in low-interest loans to projects in five counties.For more information about the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority and other DCED initiatives, visit dced.pa.gov. May 08, 2019center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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The cellars that rival a top winery

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:48Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:48 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAustralia’s top suburbs to buy for foodies00:48LOVE a good drop? Well if your prized collection is a few bottles of cab sav in a wire rack on the kitchen bench, look away.These wine cellars might make you feel a bit, well, hungover.Gone are the days when a simple wine rack or fridge were enough to preserve or display your best booze, with many of the homes now hitting the market rivalling a top winery.Queensland Sotheby’s agent Tyson Clarke is marketing a jaw-dropping riverfront residence at 41 Riverview Place, Yeronga. It should come as no real surprise that even the wine cellar at 41 Riverview Place in Yeronga is flashyLocated opposite the Indooroopilly Golf Club, the wow factor starts at the wrought-iron gate.Inside, there is a wet bar and a 960-bottle climate-controlled wine cellar with ornate handcrafted metal gates, western-red cedar shelving and a sandblasted marble floor, all secured behind a triple-glazed door. Yep, it’s flashy. And probably contains wine worth more than this writer’s entire household contentsYou could then take a glass of your top drop and chill out by the indoor fire or outdoor fire pit, in the Zen garden or by the rock pool. Or you could drop your feet in to one of the two interconnecting pools or relax on the waterfront deck. It is listed for sale. Place Bulimba agent Sarah Hackett is marketing 30 Turner Avenue at New Farm – a stunning luxury house just a short walk from the suburb’s famed park. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoBut you may never want to leave this 643sq m residence, which just screams entertainers dream. That’s some posh plonk!The open plan kitchen has the latest appliances and a large butlers pantry and sits opposite a spacious living and dining room, all of which flow out on to the patio, outdoor entertaining area, pool and sauna. A second dining room sits off the butlers pantry and has access to a 2000-plus bottle climate-controlled wine cellar with remote controlled doors. It is also listed for sale.Also on the market is 139 Kamala Drive at Pullenvale – Brisbane’s mini White House. The stately residence sits on almost four hectares of land, and is packed full of luxurious touches. RELATED: Trump that! The White House has a Brisbane ‘mini-me’center_img Brisbane’s mini-me White House at Pullenvale …But it is in the basement that you will find the impressive temperature-controlled, 1500-bottle wine cellar with etched glass features. … and it’s wine cellar fit for a diplomatic soiree!On the market for offers over $4.5 million, it is listed with Paris Arthur and Peter May of Place Graceville.last_img read more

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Chinese embassy wants Danish paper to apologize for coronavirus cartoon

first_img“We cannot apologize for something that we don’t believe is wrong,” Nybroe told Ritzau. “We have no intention of demeaning or mocking the situation in China and we don’t think the drawing does that.” A cartoon of the coronavirus depicted as part of the Chinese national flag, is pictured in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten’s Monday January 27, 2020 edition, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ritzau Scanpix/Ida Marie Odgaard via REUTERS In a statement, the embassy said Jyllands-Posten and Danish artist Niels Bo Bojesen should apologize to the Chinese people for publishing the image, captioned “Coronavirus”, in Monday’s edition of the paper. In 2005, Jyllands-Posten published satirical drawings of the Prophet Mohammad that caused outrage across the Muslim world. “Without any sympathy and empathy, it has crossed the bottom line of civilized society and the ethical boundary of free speech and offends human conscience,” the embassy said on Tuesday.center_img China’s embassy in Denmark has demanded an apology from daily Jyllands-Posten after it published a cartoon of the Chinese flag with its five yellow stars represented by coronavirus particles. Editor-in-chief Jacob Nybroe said the paper had not intended to make fun of the situation in China, where the new coronavirus has killed 106 people and infected thousands, but refused to apologize, local newswire Ritzau reported. Danish politicians from across the spectrum said China should not pressure the paper. “Full support for Jyllands-Posten,” tweeted Conservative Party leader Soren Pape Poulsen. (Reuters)last_img read more

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Cardinals Battle Panthers

first_imgThe St Louis Cardinals 7th grade basketball team travelled to Aurora last night to play the host team St. Lawrence winning 35-23.The Cardinals came out shooting well with Kurt Seifert leading the way. Siefert drained two three point shots in the first quarter helping to give the St. Louis a 17-4 lead at the end of the quarter. Jack Aplanalp continued the good shooting in the 2nd quarter by knocking down a three point shot of his own and the Cardinals went into half up 24-7. St. Lawrence picked up their defense in the second half allowing the Cardinals only 11 points but still could not get the score within single digits and St. Louis ended up winning by the score of 35-23.The Cardinals had several players make it to the scoring column as Jack Aplanalp had 3, Kurt Siefert 11, Wil Freeland 3, Riley Schebler 4, Andrew Oesterling 6, Lleyton Ratcliffe 6 and Sam Voegele had 2. On defense, the Cardinals were led by Tyler Kuntz, Ben Schebler and Sam Voegele as they displayed great hustle and toughness on the court.St Louis has two more games this week. On Tuesday December 15th they host South Dearborn at 6:00 and on Thursday the Cardinals travel to play South Ripley with 6:00 tip-off.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Oesterling.last_img read more

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