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Desert Eagle

The Desert Eagle is a semi-automatic handgun notable for chambering the largest centerfire cartridge of any magazine-fed, self-loading pistol. It is the most powerful magazine-fed semi-automatic commercial handgun, by virtue of the muzzle energy it can generate. Magnum Research Inc. developed the Desert Eagle. The design was refined and the pistols were manufactured by Israel Military Industries until 1995, when MRI shifted the manufacturing contract to Saco Defense in Saco, Maine. In 1998, MRI moved manufacturing back to IMI, which commercialized its small arms branch under the name Israel Weapon Industries. Since 2009, the Desert Eagle Pistol has been produced in the United States at MRI's Pillager, Minnesota facility. Kahr Arms acquired Magnum Research in 2010. Magnum Research has marketed various versions of the short recoil Jericho 941 pistol under the Baby Eagle and Desert Eagle Pistol names; the design for the Desert Eagle was initiated by Bernard C. White of Magnum Research and Arnolds Streinbergs of Riga Arms Institute, who filed a US patent application for a mechanism for a gas-actuated pistol in January 1983.

This established the basic layout of the Desert Eagle. A second patent application was filed in December 1985, after the basic design had been refined by IMI for production, this is the form that went into production; the pistol is fired by a single action hammer, has a manual safety switch on the slide. The ambidextrous safety switch rotates a drum mechanism which sits over the firing pin, causing the firing pin to lock in, which prevents it from moving forward and reduces the possibility of the gun discharging accidentally. With the safety off, pulling the trigger releases the hammer to fall downward, hitting the firing pin and causing the chambered round to discharge; the Desert Eagle uses a gas-operated mechanism found in rifles, as opposed to the short recoil or blow-back designs most seen in semi-automatic pistols. When a round is fired, gases are ported out through a small hole in the barrel near the breech; these travel forward through a small tube under the barrel, to a cylinder near the front of the barrel.

The slide which acts as the bolt carrier has a small piston on the front that fits into this cylinder. When the gases reach the cylinder they push; the slide rides rearward on two rails on either side of the barrel, both with action springs around them, with a large pin inside the camming surface in the rear of the bolt that causes the bolt to rotate and unlock. A cylindrical mechanism on the left side of the bolt, called the bolt stabilizer assembly, prevents the bolt from rotating as the slide moves, enabling it to align with the barrel again as the slide moves it forward; the spring loaded ejector pin is continually being depressed by the case, until the case is free of the chamber and releases tension from the ejector, causing the case to fly out, becoming released from the extractor claw in the process. The slide reaches its rear-most travel rides forward again under tension of the springs around the slide rails, the bottom lug of the bolt pushes a new round into the chamber the bolt locks up and the gun can be fired again once the trigger is released.

The rotating bolt has four radial locking lugs, with the extractor on the right hand side fitting where the fifth lug would be, resembles the 7-lug bolt of the M16 series of rifles, while the fixed gas cylinder/moving piston resemble those of the Ruger Mini-14 carbine. The advantage of the gas operation is that it allows the use of far more powerful cartridges than traditional semi-automatic pistol designs, thus it allows the Desert Eagle to compete in an area, dominated by magnum revolvers. Downsides of the gas-operated mechanism are the large size of the Desert Eagle, the fact that it discourages the use of unjacketed lead bullets, as lead particles sheared off during firing could clog the gas release tap, preventing proper function. Switching a Desert Eagle to another chambering requires only that the correct barrel, bolt assembly, magazine be installed. Thus, a conversion to fire the other cartridges can be accomplished; the rim diameter of the.50 AE is the same as the.44 Remington Magnum cartridge only a barrel and magazine change is required to convert a.44 Desert Eagle to the larger, more powerful.50 AE round.

The most popular barrel length is 6 in. The Mark XIX barrels are machined with integral scope mounting bases, simplifying the process of adding a pistol scope; the Desert Eagle is fed with a detachable magazine. Magazine capacity is 9 rounds in.357 Magnum, 8 rounds in.44 Magnum, 7 rounds in.50 Action Express. The Desert Eagle's barrel features polygonal rifling; the pistol is used for hunting, target shooting, silhouette shooting. The Mark I, no longer produced, was offered with a steel, stainless steel or aluminum alloy frame and differs in the size and shape of the safety levers and slide catch; the Mark VII includes an adjustable trigger. The Mark I and VII are both available in.44 Magnum. The barrels had a 3⁄8" dovetail. Mark VII models were offered in.50 Action Express with a ​7⁄8" Weaver-pattern rail on the barrel. Barrel lengths were 6, 10, 14 inches for.357 Magnum and.44 Magnum, bu

Rosalind Baker

Rosalind Baker is an Australian self-help author and founder of Relationship and Education Consultancy, Entre Nous. Rosalind was born during the Second World War in Brisbane Qld. Rosalind's father was a flying officer in the RAAF at the time; when Rosalind was eight years of age her family moved to Thursday Island where her father operated a fleet of pearling luggers. She was sent to boarding school at St. Mary's Herberton, in an old gold mining town on the Atherton Tablelands above Cairns and completed her schooling at Clayfield College in Brisbane Qld. Since Rosalind spent 4 years studying part-time for a B. Th., incomplete. Rosalind began writing for a suburban newspaper as Social Writer and Women's Issues columnist before becoming Women's Editor of the Toorak Times, Melbourne, she has three published relationship books – best sellers. Rosalind established Entre Nous Relationship & Education Consultancy in 1991, she continues to write in the area of relationships and education. Rosalind first married Henry Taylor Smith, on 28 March 1958.

They have three sons. Rosalind married her current husband Thomas Alfred Baker on 4 June 2006, they have 12 grandchildren between them. Dial a Woman Dial a Man Dial a Personality

Barry Stobart

Barry Henry Stobart was an English footballer who played in the Football League as a forward for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Manchester City, Aston Villa and Shrewsbury Town during the 1960s. Stobart began his football career at Wath Wanderers, the Yorkshire-based nursery club of Wolverhampton Wanderers, before heading south in 1953 to join them, turning professional in 1955. With the likes of Peter Broadbent, Dennis Wilshaw and Jimmy Murray established in the forward line, Stobart was consigned to the reserves in his early years, he made his first team debut on 5 March 1960, when he scored in a 2–0 win at Manchester United. Although he made just four league appearances before the 1960 FA Cup Final, his performance in the final league game at Chelsea saw him earn a surprise place in the Cup Final team, at the expense of Bobby Mason; this allowed Stobart to collect the only medal of his career, as Wolves defeated Blackburn 3–0 in the Wembley showpiece. Barry Stobart was given the nickname "Kangaroo Kid" due to his unique ability to jump and score many goals via headers.

The following two seasons saw him only appear for the first team, it wasn't until the 1962–63 campaign that he enjoyed a lengthy run in the side, during which he scored 14 goals. The next year saw him again relegated to the reserves though, he left Molineux to join Manchester City in summer 1964, he failed to settle at Maine Road, returned to the Midlands within months when he joined Aston Villa in November 1964 for £22,000. He remained at Villa for three years, his best season coming in 1966–67 when he scored 11 times from 20 appearances, he dropped down the divisions in October 1967 to join Shrewsbury Town of the Third Division in a £10,000 deal. After a spell with them, he moved to South Africa to play out his career with Durban Spurs, his eldest son Sean Stobart was a professional footballer a Scunthorpe United scoring on his first team debut against Rochdale FC. His youngest son Loy was also on the professional books at Wolverhampton Wanderers during the early 1990s having signed from Nottingham Forrest on a free transfer.

He played for Cheltenham Town FC and Bidvest Witts in South Africa. Barry went on to coach Willenhall Town FC to an FA vase final in 1981 at Wembley and guided semi-pro footballers, John Muir, Brendan Hackett and Russell Bradley to professional careers in Football. After retirement he worked as a greengrocer and as a window cleaner in the Sedgley area. In 2005 it was revealed, he resided in a care home from 2009 and died on 28 August 2013. Barry Stobart at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database


Dexia Crediop S.p. A. is an Italian bank specializing in financing public infrastructure. It was part of Dexia Group, as the owner of 70% shares. Banco Popolare, Banca Popolare di Milano and Banca Popolare dell'Emilia Romagna owned 10% each as minority shareholders. Consorzio di Credito per le Opere Pubbliche was found by Alberto Beneduce in 1919 as a public entity; the privatization was started in late 1980s. In 1989 Istituto Bancario San Paolo di Torino was the second largest owner for 35%, purchased from Istituto Nazionale della Previdenza Sociale and Istituto Nazionale Assicurazioni, with Cassa Depositi e Prestiti retained 60.7%. In late 1991 Sanpaolo Group bought 50% ownership from CDP. Due to Legge Amato, In 1992 it became a società per azioni from statutory corporation, which San Paolo Bank Holding S.p. A. Istituto Bancario San Paolo di Torino S.p. A. and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p. A. were the shareholders. In 1995 the bank was wholly owned by Sanpaolo bank group; the bank followed the parent company to merge with Istituto Mobiliare Italiano to form Sanpaolo IMI in 1998.

Circa 1997 Dexia acquired 40% shares from Sanpaolo. In 1999 the banking group sold an additional 20% shares to Dexia for €218 million, making Dexia became the major shareholder for 60%. Sanpaolo IMI sold further 40% shares to Dexia for about €403 million, Dexia re-sold the 40% shares to Banca Popolare di Verona – Banco SGSP, Banca Popolare di Milano, Banca Popolare dell'Emilia Romagna and Banca Popolare di Bergamo – Credito Varesino, by buying 4% shares and convertible bonds equivalent to 6% share capital, for a total of 200 billion lire each. Banca Popolare di Bergamo withdrew in 2001. After the European debt crisis in 2010s, the parent company Dexia faced financial difficulties which Crediop became a for-sale assets to the group, or otherwise would run-off the bank. After the merger of Banco Popolare and Banca Popolare di Milano in 2017, Banco BPM would be the second largest shareholder of Crediop. Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Bryn Mawr station (Norristown High Speed Line)

Bryn Mawr station is a SEPTA rapid transit station in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania. It serves the Norristown High Speed Line and is located at Glenbrook Avenue and County Line Road, although SEPTA gives the location as being at Bryn Mawr Avenue and Brook Street. Local, Hughes Park Express, Norristown Express trains stop at Bryn Mawr, during rush hour, some trains coming from the 69th Street Terminal terminate there; the station lies near Bryn Mawr Hospital. The station lies 5.4 track miles from 69th Street Terminal. The station has off-street parking available. SEPTA - Bryn Mawr NHSL Station Bryn Mawr Route 100 Station

Matthew K. Thomas

Matthew K. Thomas is the son of Kurien Thomas and the present Chairman of the Fellowship of the Pentecostal Churches in India, he is Secretary of the Pentecostal World Fellowship. He is the present President of Central India Theological Seminary and the President of Central India Outreach. Matthew K. Thomas was born to Kurien Thomas and Annamma Thomas on 2 November 1948. In his autobiography, Kurien Thomas mentions the events surrounding Matthew's birth: On the 2nd of November, 1948, our second son was born, he was delivered in the house attended by a village midwife. One of the believers, a sister, was present, she told me that according to the custom of the place, as soon as the child was born, the midwife should be given a gift of some kind. I did not have one penny to my name. I began pacing up and down in the courtyard. I prayed earnestly: "Lord, please let me not be ashamed before this Hindu woman. Give me something I can give to her." I was still praying. As I received the money the baby was born.

At once I put a few rupees into the midwife's hand. I can't help thinking that God had a quartz timepiece long before man had one, because He is always on time. Matthew grew up in Itarsi and went on to Sagar University where he finished his M. Sc. in Zoology. He began to teach in a College in Hoshangabad for sometime, before leaving India for the United States. On 2 March 1974, Matthew was married to Aleyamma, working as nurse in America. Matthew became successful as a businessman in US, but sooner realized that he was called to ministry in India. In 1992, he returned to India to join with his father in the ministry, he was appointed as the Principal of Central India Bible College, which under his leadership, grew into Central India Theological Seminary. The biographical note on Matthew's website states: Dr. Thomas, a flourishing businessman in the States, responded to God’s calling and left his secular orientations to enter into full-time ministry in Central India. Under his leadership, Dr. Thomas established Central India Outreach which embodies House of Hope, Central India Theological Seminary, Central India Vocational Instructional Centre, Central India Mercy Clinic, Central India Restoration Centre Lives Empowered, Indovision 20/20.

Kurien Thomas Central India Theological Seminary Pentecostal World Fellowship Fellowship of the Pentecostal Churches in India Website of Matthew K. Thomas Matthew K. Thomas on the Board of Reference on Oral Roberts University page Matthew K. Thomas on Empowered21 Leadership page