click links in text for more info
SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

Gunsite Academy

Gunsite is a run firearms training facility based in Yavapai County, just south-west of Paulden in the United States. It offers tuition-based instruction in handgun, carbine and shotgun shooting, as well as other specialty firearms. Located on a 3,000-acre facility, Gunsite has classrooms and outdoor firing simulators, various pistol and long-barrel ranges; the ranges go out to 2000 yards for precision rifle training. There is an on-site pro shop and gunsmith. Gunsite was founded by Jeff Cooper as the American Pistol Institute in 1976 in order to teach the modern technique of shooting; the modern technique is a method of use of the handgun for self-defense. The technique uses a two-handed grip of the pistol, which brings the pistol to eye-level, so that the sights may be used to aim the pistol at one's assailant. Prior to the founding of API, Cooper had traveled the world providing training in the modern technique to security teams such as those protecting heads of state, prominent politicians and wealthy individuals.

The facilities at Gunsite allowed Cooper to teach the technique to a much wider audience. At that time the firearms training school industry did not exist. Cooper developed similar doctrines in the use of the rifle and shotgun and these courses were taught at Gunsite; these included the basic rifle course as well as courses designed for those hunting dangerous game, Cooper being a keen hunter himself. After the introduction of the rifle and shotgun courses, the school's name was changed to Gunsite Training Center. From the beginning the objective of Gunsite was firearms education; the courses at Gunsite were numbered because they were assigned units by the University of Phoenix as part of their program. Over the years advanced and complex courses were offered for those taking study of the use of firearms to higher levels. Cooper named a number of individuals as "Shooting Masters."During this time Cooper and this staff trained many shooters. Notable among these: King Abdullah of Jordan, along with members of his staff.

Bruce Hunt, Los Angeles Police Department, SWAT Steven Carlos, Los Angeles Police Department, DetectiveActor James Caan is sometimes included on the list, but when he told Cooper that he wanted to learn the modern technique for his role in the movie Thief, Cooper declined, saying that Caan's character, an ex-con and career criminal, would not have been exposed to such training and delegated the entire training program to Gunsite's Ops Manager at the time, Chuck Taylor. The result of Taylor's efforts was that Caan looked competent in his gun-handling and tactical movement during the movie. In 1992 Cooper sold the American Pistol Institute. Under the new owner the instruction shifted away from modern technique as taught by Cooper, both in content and quality and the school was not well regarded. Cooper dissociated himself from the school. During this time Cooper held classes at the National Rifle Association Whittington Center in New Mexico and other locations. To distinguish between the two schools, graduates of the American Pistol Institute as it was owned by Cooper pre-1992 refer to this institution as "Orange Gunsite" and to the subsequent operation post-1992 as "Grey Gunsite".

This is. On December 10, 1999, the school was sold to a new owner, Buz Mills, himself a graduate of Orange Gunsite, whereupon it was renamed "Gunsite Academy"; the instruction at the school returned to that of the modern technique. Cooper once more associated himself with the school and took part in the instruction of the classes until his retirement from instruction at the end of 2003. Furthermore, a number of instructors, instructors under Cooper at Orange Gunsite returned to instruct at the school. Working with Sturm, Ruger in the development of the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle, based on the company's Model 77 and meeting the criteria of the modern scout rifle set forth by Cooper; the rifle is chambered in.308 Winchester and weighs 7 lbs and sports a 16.5" barrel and black laminate stock. It features flash hider and a picatinny rail for optics mounting. Combat pistol shooting Gun politics National Rifle Association Shooting range Shooting ranges in the United States Shooting sports Gunsite Academy website

Nelson Clarke

Nelson Clarke was a Canadian politician. Clarke was born in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1914. Clarke studied at the University of Saskatchewan. During his student days he edited The Sheaf, the university newspaper, as well as working for the Canadian National Railway, he became a party organizer in Saskatoon. With the popular front policy in place and other communists joined the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. Clarke was elected to the CCF Saskatchewan Provincial Council at the 1936 provincial convention. Within the CCF he was part of the'Saskatoon group' along with Harold Miller, he became the youngest person to be elected to the Saskatoon City Council. Clarke was expelled from the CCF due to his Communist Party membership; as the Communist Party was banned after Canada's entry into World War II, Clarke became a leader of its new front organization, the Labor-Progressive Party. He contested the 1944 Saskatchewan general election as a LPP candidate in the Saskatoon City riding, he headed the LPP Saskatchewan provincial organization during 1945–1947.

He contested the 1953 Canadian federal election from the Moose Jaw—Lake Centre riding. At the 1956 National Convention of the LPP, he was elected to the National Executive Committee of the party. In the internal wrangles of the LPP, he belonged to the Tim Buck-led majority wing. Clarke shifted to Toronto on instruction from the Communist Party, he served as the editor of the weekly party organ. In 1972 he contested the Toronoto mayoral election. In his years, Clarke became a prominent leader of the Toronto west-end tenants' rights struggles. Clarke died in 1982, his funeral was attended by some one thousand people

Bavarian E I

The Bavarian Class E I steam locomotives operated by the Royal Bavarian State Railways encompassed four different variants of saturated steam, goods train locomotive with a 2-8-0 wheel arrangement. The first series of E I's was built by Krauss in 12 examples; the cylinders drove the first coupled axle. The carrying and driving axles were linked together in a Krauss-Helmholtz bogie. In addition the outside Walschaerts valve gear had short connecting rods on the engines delivered to Bavaria; the vehicles were coupled with Bavarian Class bay 2'2' T 18 tenders. They were equipped with Class 3 T 12.3 tenders from the Bavarian B XI's. The second E I series delivered to the Royal Bavarian State Railways was the Sondermann Variant built from 1896, it had two overlapping cylinders. The carrying axle and the first driving axle were housed in a Krauss-Helmholtz bogie; the advantage of this locomotive variant was that the double cylinder was short as a result of the tandem construction. The engine did not perform well, so that the two units were converted into locomotives with a conventional cylinder arrangement.

The third series of the E I locomotive was the final version of this particular class. A total of 48 vehicles were made and 42 were taken over by the Reichsbahn with the numbers 56 312 - 56 353, it was the same as the Sondermann variant after the conversion of the latter. These locomotives could haul a train of 820 tons at a speed of 50 km/h and attained a speed of 40 km/h with a 1,390 ton train. On a line with a 0.5% incline they could manage an 845-ton train at 25 km/h. The Class E I locomotives built for the Royal Bavarian State Railways by the Baldwin were goods train steam locomotives imported from the United States for testing purposes; the two machines were the first in Germany to have a bar frame, standard in the USA from the beginning and, developed from the wooden beam frames of the early locomotives. Like the two S 2/5 express train locomotives imported from Baldwin a year these engines were equipped with a four-cylinder Vauclain compound engine, on which the high-pressure and low-pressure cylinders were located directly one above the other and worked on the same connecting rods.

Apart from the bar frame, this type of drive did not catch on in Bavaria. The locomotives were equipped with Bavarian 2'2' T 18,1 tenders. Royal Bavarian State Railways List of Bavarian locomotives and railbuses Merkbuch für die Fahrzeuge der Reichsbahn. I. Dampflokomotiven und Tender. Ausgabe 1924. Berlin: Eisenbahn-Zentralamt Berlin. 1924. Scheingraber, Günther. Die Königlich Bayerischen Staatseisenbahnen. Stuttgart: Franckh. ISBN 3-440-04233-2. v. Welser, Ludwig. Bayern-Report Band No. 6. Fürstenfeldbruck: Merker. ISBN 3-922404-94-4

Savoy Brown

Savoy Brown are an English blues rock band formed in Battersea, south west London in 1965. Part of the late 1960s blues rock movement, Savoy Brown achieved success in the United States, where they promoted their albums with non-stop touring. After leaving Savoy Brown, musicians became members of groups such as Yes, Fleetwood Mac, UFO and Foghat; the band was formed by guitarist Kim Simmonds and harmonica player John O'Leary, following a chance meeting at Transat Imports record shop in Lisle Street, Soho, in 1965. In naming themselves, the group put together two words that conveyed an interesting balance of opposite sentiments and approaches; the word "Savoy" came from an American blues label, Savoy Records, as the members of the band thought the word "Savoy" sounded elegant. They added “Brown” because they thought it was an plain word. Overall, the group called itself the Savoy Brown Blues Band to tell listeners that they played Chicago Blues-sounding music; the original line-up included singer Brice Portius, keyboardist Trevor Jeavons, bassist Ray Chappell, drummer Leo Manning and harmonica player John O'Leary.

Portius was one of the first black blues musicians to be a part of a British rock band. Jeavons was replaced by Bob Hall shortly after the band's formation and the arrival of Martin Stone on guitars. Not long after Stone's arrival, O'Leary left the band as a consequence of a dispute with Manager Harry Simmonds; this line-up, sans O'Leary, appeared on the band's 1967 debut album, Shake Down, a collection of blues covers. Further line-up changes ensued, with founding members Portius and Manning departing along with recruited guitarist Stone over a short period of time. Chris Youlden and "Lonesome" Dave Peverett would become the band's new vocalist and 2nd guitarist respectively. Bob Brunning and Hughie Flint filled the bassist and drummer positions on the single "Taste and Try," but they were subsequently replaced by Rivers Jobe and Bill Bruford. Within a fortnight of Bruford's arrival in the band, he had been replaced by Roger Earl; this line-up recorded two albums in 1968, Getting to the Point, Blue Matter, which demonstrated Youlden's rise as a songwriter alongside Simmonds.

It was this line-up that released the single "Train to Nowhere" in 1969. A Step Further was released that year, introduced bassist Tony Stevens replacing Jobe, they developed a loyal core following in the United States, due to songs such as "I'm Tired," a driving, melodic song from the album. Following the release of Raw Sienna Youlden departed the band. Raw Sienna had marked the first time that a single line-up of the band had recorded successive albums without any changes in personnel; the band recorded their next album, 1970's Looking In, as a four-piece, following this album Peverett and Earl left to form Foghat with guitarist Rod Price. Simmonds continued the band with Dave Walker on vocals, Paul Raymond on keyboards and guitars, Andy Silvester on bass, Dave Bidwell on drums – the complete Chicken Shack line up, they were one of the bands that UK Decca stuck with through the lean times until they started selling records. In the late 1960s and 1970s, the band managed to break into the Billboard Hot 100.

The 1971 release "Street Corner Talking" included the songs "Tell Mama" and "Street Corner Talking". Superstardom perpetually evaded them, though in part because of their frequent line-up changes. Despite that their next album, Hellbound Train was a Top 40 album for them in the US. In January 1974, the British music magazine, NME reported that Stan Webb was joining Savoy Brown, following the break-up of Chicken Shack. In the late 1970s, Simmonds organised the band with singer Ralph Morman of the Joe Perry Project, drummer Keith Boyce and guitarist Barry Paul of Heavy Metal Kids fame, bassist John Humphrey; this line-up recorded the 1981 Rock'N' Roll Warriors album, which gave Savoy Brown more success than the group had seen since the mid-1970s. The single "Run to Me", a cover of a song recorded by Smokie, became Savoy's highest-charting single in the United States, peaking at number 68 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week of 31 October 1981; that year found the band performing several major arena shows in the US alongside Judas Priest, recording a live album at the Rainbow Music Hall in Denver.

Greatest Hits – Live in Concert was released at the end of the year, featuring "Run to Me" as the sole studio track, as the single had appeared only on the German version of Rock'N' Roll Warriors. Despite the success of this line-up, Simmonds was once again on his own by the Spring of 1982. Singer Dave Walker returned to the group in the late 1980s and recorded two studio albums and one live album as lead vocalist, but left the group for a second time in 1991. All three of these projects featuring Walker were well received by longtime fans. During the 1990s Simmonds continued working with various line-ups of the band, including a brief stint with future Molly Hatchet lead singer Phil McCormack. While the band is still active, touring the world and recording only Simmonds has stayed since the beginning. Original member and harmonica player John O'Leary is still active on the British blues circuit with his band Sugarkane. After leaving Savoy Brown for the first time in the 1970s singer Dave Walker joined Fleetwood Mac for one album, in early 1978 became the temporary lead singer for Black Sabbath

Daniel J. Drucker

Daniel Joshua Drucker is a Canadian endocrinologist. A Fellow of the Royal Society, he is a professor of medicine at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, he is known for his research into intestinal hormones and their use in the treatment of diabetes and other metabolic diseases. Drucker was born and grew up in Montreal, enrolled in the University of Ottawa. After graduation he moved to Toronto, where he studied medicine at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1980, he received postgraduate training at Johns Hopkins Hospital, the University of Toronto and the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Early in his career Drucker studied the effect of hormones in the gut on the onset and development of Type 2 diabetes. In 1996, he identified the effects, his research led to the development of two types of drugs for the treatment of the disease. In 2008 he conducted studies aimed at the development and testing of long-acting insulin-control medication.

He studied the long-term effects of related weight-loss medicines on bowel health. A Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto, Drucker developed treatments for short bowel syndrome, a disorder in which fluids are poorly absorbed after resection of the small intestine. Drucker has received many national and international awards in recognition of his research accomplishments revealing the mechanisms of action and therapeutic potential of enteroendocrine hormones; these include the Prix Galien Canada for outstanding academic research, the Donald F. Steiner Award for Outstanding Diabetes Research from the University of Chicago, the Clinical Investigator Award from the Endocrine Society, the Claude Bernard Prize from the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, the Oon International Award and Lecture from the University of Cambridge, the Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement from the American Diabetes Association and the Manpei Suzuki Foundation International Prize for Diabetes.

Drucker was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2015. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2015. Drucker, D. J.. "Exenatide once weekly versus twice daily for the treatment of type 2 diabetes: A randomised, open-label, non-inferiority study". The Lancet. 372: 1240–1250. Drucker, D. J.. A.. "The incretin system: Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors in type 2 diabetes". The Lancet. 368: 1696–705. Baggio, L. L.. J.. "Biology of Incretins: GLP-1 and GIP". Gastroenterology. 132: 2131–57. Drucker, D. J.. "The biology of incretin hormones". Cell Metabolism. 3: 153–65. Drucker, D. J.. "Glucagon-like peptide I stimulates insulin gene expression and increases cyclic AMP levels in a rat islet cell line". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 84: 3434–8. Daniel J. Drucker publications indexed by Google Scholar "Dr. Daniel J. Drucker". MyThyroid.com