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Oldsmobile V8 engine

The Oldsmobile V8 referred to as the Rocket, is series of engines, produced by Oldsmobile beginning in 1949. The Rocket, along with the 1949 Cadillac V8, were the first post-war OHV V8 engines produced by General Motors. Like all other GM divisions, Olds continued building its own V8 engine family for decades, adopting the corporate Chevrolet 350 small-block and Cadillac Northstar engine only in the 1990s. All Oldsmobile V8s were manufactured at plants in Michigan. All Oldsmobile V8s use a 90° bank angle, most share a common stroke dimension: 3.4375 in for early Rockets, 3.6875 in for Generation 1 engines, 3.385 in for Generation 2 starting in 1964. The 260 cu in, 307 cu in, 330 cu in, 350 cu in and 403 cu in engines are called small-blocks. 400 cu in, 425 cu in, 455 cu in V8s have a higher deck height to accommodate a 4.25 in stroke crank to increase displacement. These taller-deck models are called "big-blocks", are 1 in taller and 1.5 in wider than their "small-block" counterparts. The Rocket V8 lasts in the automotive industry.

It was the first mass-produced OHV V8, in 1949. The factory painted "small-blocks" gold or blue, while "big-blocks" could be red, blue, or bronze; as is the case with all pre-1972 American passenger car engines, published horsepower and torque figures for those years were SAE "Gross," as opposed to 1972 and SAE Net ratings. The first generation of Oldsmobile V8s ranged from 1949-1964; each engine in this generation heads. The 303-cubic-inch engine had hydraulic lifters, an oversquare bore:stroke ratio, a counterweighted forged crankshaft, aluminum pistons, floating wristpins, a dual-plane intake manifold; the 303 was produced from 1949-1953. Bore was 3.75 in and stroke was 3.4375 in. Cadillac used a distantly related engine which appeared in three different sizes through to the 1962 model year; the original Oldsmobile V8 was to have been marketed as "Kettering Power" after chief engineer Charles Kettering, but company policy prohibited the use of his name. Instead, the legendary Rocket was born, available in Oldsmobile's 88, Super 88, 98 models.

The engine proved so popular, the division's 88 models were popularly called Rocket 88s. The 303 was available from 1949 through 1953. In 1949 through 1951 the 2-barrel carburetor 303 produced 135 hp and 253 lb⋅ft, over 33% more power than the popular and produced 100 hp 1949 Ford Flathead V8. 1952 88 and Super 88 V8s used a 4-barrel carburetor for 160 hp and 265 lb⋅ft, while 4-barrel 1953 versions upped the compression from 7.5:1 to 8.0:1 for 165 hp and 275 lb⋅ft. Applications: 1949–1953 Oldsmobile 88 1949–1953 Oldsmobile 98 1952–1953 Oldsmobile Super 88 The 324 cu in version was produced from 1954 until 1956. Bore was increased to 3.875 in and stroke remained the same at 3.4375 in. Two-barrel carburetion was standard; the 324 was shared with GMC trucks. The 1954 88 and Super 88 V8s used an 8.25:1 compression ratio for 170 and 185 hp and 295 and 300 lb⋅ft, respectively. The 1955 model upped the compression to 8.5:1 for 185 hp and 320 lb⋅ft in the 88 and 202 hp and 332 lb⋅ft in the Super 88 and 98.

For engines built during the first part of 1955, the 324 skirted pistons had a reputation for failing due to the cast aluminum skirt separating from its steel interior brace. This problem did not appear. By late 1956, many Olds dealers learned about the problem. Compression was up again in 1956 for 230 hp and 340 lb⋅ft in the 88 and 240 hp and 350 lb⋅ft in the Super 88 and 98. Applications: 1954–1956 Oldsmobile 88 1954–1956 Oldsmobile Super 88 1954–1956 Oldsmobile 98 Making its debut in 1957 as standard equipment on all Olds models, the 371 was produced through 1960. Bore was now 4.0 in and stroke was increased to 3.6875 in for 371 cu in. 1959 and 1960 371s used green painted valve covers. 4-barrel models used 9.25:1 compression in 1957 and 10:1 in 1958 for 277 hp and 400 lb⋅ft and 305 hp and 410 lb⋅ft respectively. A 1958 2-barrel version produced an impressive 265 hp and 390 lb⋅ft, but had problems with early camshaft failures due to the high preload valve spring forces. Following the Automobile Manufacturer Association ban on factory supported racing, power ratings went down for the 1959 and 1960 88 models: 270 hp and 390 lb⋅ft for 1959 and 240 hp and 375 lb⋅ft for 1960.

It was no longer available in cars in 1961. This engine was used in GMC heavy trucks as the "370" of 232 gross HP at 4200 RPM and torque 355 gross lbs-ft at 2600 RPM from 1957 to 1959, it had other features for heavy duty usage. Applications: 1957–1960 Oldsmobile 88 1957–19

Yndi Halda

Yndi Halda is a post-rock band from Kent, England. "Yndi Halda" is Old Norse for "Enjoy Eternal Bliss" the name of their debut release. The band's music is characterized by expansive, cinematic pieces that have seen them compared to post-rock and modern classical genres. Yndi halda are a post-rock group from Kent, England whose lengthy compositions include sweeping strings, multi-part vocal harmonies and dramatic crescendos; the group was formed in 2001 by guitarist and lead vocalist James Vella, guitarist Jack Lambert, violinist Daniel Neal, drummer Oliver Newton, all of whom were teenagers - and attendees of the same school - at the time. The line-up has since expanded to include Philip Self. After years of playing together, the band's debut recording Enjoy Eternal Bliss was self-released in 2006, gained the group a following despite its limited availability; the group signed to European label Big Scary Monsters and US imprint Burnt Toast Vinyl, both of whom re-released Enjoy Eternal Bliss as a full-length in 2007, including a unreleased song.

Yndi halda toured across the UK, North America, Asia in support of the album. Enjoy Eternal Bliss enjoyed favourable reviews on release and placed the band alongside peers Mogwai, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Explosions in the Sky and Sigur Rós. Despite still being billed as an EP, the album runs more than one hour in length. In 2016, after a lengthy hiatus, yndi halda returned to public visibility with a brand new album, Under Summer. Well-received critically, the album placed a greater emphasis on songwriting and vocals than its instrumental predecessor; the band toured in the UK, the US and Mexico, Asia in support of Under Summer and its accompanying EP A Sun-Coloured Shaker, released in 2018 and subsequently remixed by New York electronic / instrumental hip-hop artist Prefuse73 in 2019. Current membersJames Vella Jack Lambert Daniel Neal Simon Hampshire Phil Self Oliver Newton Former membersAlexander Petersen Brendan Grieve Daniel Lovegrove Enjoy Eternal Bliss Under Summer A Sun-Coloured Shaker A Sun-Coloured Shaker remix by Prefuse73 James Vella has a side project called A Lily, writes fiction.

Wake:sleep, Dynamophone Records I Dress My Ankles with God's Sweetest Words, EP, Dynamophone Records Thunder Ate The Iron Tree, album, p*dis Records, Japan only Lupa, EP, Love Thy Neighbour Records, Aagoo Records Ten Drones on Cassette, Sound in Silence Records Id-Dar Tal-Missier, Blank Editions, Kingfisher Bluez Devourings, short story collection, Wounded Wolf Press Devoured Further, audio story collection, Open Pen From 2006 to 2012, Vella ran the record label O Rosa Records, named after a passage from Herman Hesse's novel Steppenwolf. The label released music by Whip, Sylvain Chauveau, Rivulets before folding; the Lunchtime Sardine Club is Newton's solo side project. The debut album, can be ordered in physical or digital form from the group's Bandcamp page. Official site

The Mary Tyler Moore Reunion

The Mary Tyler Moore Reunion is a 2002 American television special celebrating the classic 1970–1977 sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show. It was broadcast on CBS on Monday, May 13, 2002 from 10:00 to 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. A retrospective of The Mary Tyler Moore Show featuring Mary Tyler Moore who conducts one-on-one interviews with surviving cast members Ed Asner, Valerie Harper, Gavin MacLeod, Georgia Engel, Betty White and Cloris Leachman, to reminisce about their time together on the show and featuring a montage of clips from past episodes. A special tribute segment to the late Ted Knight is included with memorable scenes highlighting his character as Ted Baxter. During the special, Mary reveals the result of an online poll conducted by where fans were asked to vote for their favorite Mary Tyler Moore episode and the winner is "Chuckles Bites the Dust". The opening title sequence features the 1996 remake of the show's theme song "Love Is All Around" performed by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.

Mary Tyler Moore Ed Asner Valerie Harper Gavin MacLeod Georgia Engel Betty White Cloris Leachman The Mary Tyler Moore Show Mary and Rhoda Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show The Mary Tyler Moore Reunion on IMDb The Mary Tyler Moore Reunion at the TCM Movie Database

Kummanam Rajasekharan

Kummanam Rajasekharan is an Indian politician and former Governor of Mizoram. He began his political career as an activist of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Sangh Parivar in the state of Kerala in 1970. From 2015 to 2018, he was the state president of Bharatiya Janata Party in Kerala, he is the first BJP leader from Kerala state to become Governor. In 1987, he resigned from government service and became a full-time Sangh Parivar worker, while being instrumental in spearheading Kerala's Vishva Hindu Parishad, Kshetra Samrakshana Samiti and Ekal Vidyalayas. Rajaseharan has been the secretary of Hindu Aikya Vedi, Sabarimala Ayyappa Seva Samajam, General-Secretary and Chairman of Janmabhumi. In 2019, he was conferred with a Doctor of Letters degree by the Shri Jagdishprasad Jhabrmal Tibrewala University for honouring his contributions to the field of social work. Rajasekharan was born on 23 December 1952 to Adv V. K. Ramakrishna Pillai and P. Parukkutty Amma in Kummanam village of Kottayam district in Travancore-Cochin, India.

He completed his school education from Government Upper Primary School in Kummanam and N. S. S. High School in Kottayam, he completed pre-degree education from Baselius College and joined CMS College Kottayam and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Botany. He took a postgraduate diploma in journalism and began a career in journalism as sub-editor in various newspapers. In 1974, Rajasekharan joined Deepika news-daily as sub-editor, he worked in different new-dailies such as Rastravaartha, Kerala Bhooshanam, Kerala Dwani. In 1976, he took a break from journalism and joined Food Corporation of India as a government servant. In 1979, he became Kottayam district Secretary of Vishva Hindu Parishad and became its state Joint Secretary in 1981, he became a pracharak in Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. In 1983, he participated in the movement against'Nilakkal land encroachment' and worked for'Paliyam declaration' pronounced by prominent Hindu religious scholars. In 2012, he participated in the agitation against KGS Aranmula International Airport.

He was the Chief Patron of Aranmula Heritage Village Action Council which protested against this airport. He came into contact with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh during his student days. In 1979, he became the district-secretary of Vishwa Hindu Parishad and was associated with many Hindu organisations in Kerala in various capacities. In 1981, became State Joint-Secretary of Vishwa Hindu Parishad. In 1983, was appointed as General-Convener of Nilakkal Action Council and lead the mass agitation against the encroachment in Nilakkal. In 1985, became General-Secretary of Hindu Munnani In 1987, he contested from Thiruvananthapuram constituency as Hindu Munnani candidate. In 1988, he was appointed General-Secretary of Guruvayoor Temple Action Council and led agitation to take out Jacob Thampi from managing committee of Guruvayoor Temple. In 1989, was appointed Editor of Janmabhumi daily, Kochi. In 1992, was designated General-Convenor of Hindu Aikya Vedi. In 1996, was appointed Organising-Secretary of Vishwa Hindu Parishad In 1998, was appointed General-Convener of Sivagiri Samara Sahaya Samithi to assist the agitations led by Swami Prakashananda protesting against his removal from presidency of Sivagiri Madom.

In 2003, lead a mass agitation against the Marad massacre. In 2007, was designated as Managing Director of Janmabhumi daily. In 2009, was selected as General-Secretary of Sabarimala Ayyappa Seva Samajam. In 2010, was appointed General-Secretary of Hindu Aikya Vedi. In 2011, was appointed as Chairman, Janamabhumi daily. In 2012, was appointed as Chief Patron of Aranmula Heritage Village Action Council. In 2015, was appointed as President, BJP Kerala State Unit from 18 December. In 2018, was appointed as the Governor of Mizoram on May 25, he resigned from the post on 8 March 2019. In 2019, contested Lok Sabha elections 2019 from Thiruvananthapuram constituency against former Union minister Shashi Tharoor and former state minister C. Divakaran. Tharoor emerged the winner with a margin of 99,989 votes over Rajasekharan. On the evening of 2 May 2003, a group of fishermen were attacked by a mob armed with swords and deadly weapons with the help of local political support. Nine people were killed in that attack.

Many were wounded. Mass protests were carried out by various Hindu organisations under the banner of the Hindu Aikya Vedi, against the violence. Kerala government decided to announce compensation for victims' families and ordered a judicial inquiry into the incident; as the General-Secretary of Hindu Aikya Vedi, RSS, Kummanam Rajasekharan helped the victims of the massacre. Official website Missionaries

Rimma Markova

Rimma Vasilievna Markova was a Russian film actress. She was named a People's Artist of Russia in 1994, whereas her younger brother Leonid Markov was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1985. During her childhood from 1931 through 1934, Markova played minor roles in Saratov Dramatic Theatre, where her father was working. In 1945–1947, Rimma Markova studied at the school affiliated with the Vologda Dramatic Theatre with her brother Leonid, she appeared in memorable parts in numerous Soviet films. Markova's public profile increased in the early 21st century, she began appearing on Russian TV shows and campaigned enthusiastically for the Fair Russia political party during the 2011 legislative elections. The party's candidate for the 2012 presidential election, Sergei Mironov, asked Markova to run his campaign. "Her popularity across the country is a part of mythology", he told the Moscow Times. The Life and Adventures of Mishka Yaponchik as Pani Basia Burnt by the Sun 2 as nurse The Best Movie as mistress of prostitutes Semeyka Ady Savva Morozov Day Watch as witch Daria Schultz Night Watch as witch Daria Schultz Sdvinutyy Podozrenie Okraina as Morozov's mother Na zare tumannoy yunosti Starye pesni o glavnom 2 Padeniye Arbitr Noyev kovcheg Aferisty Duraki umirayut po pyatnitsam Russkaya ruletka Nechistaya sila Gardemarines ahead! as Holy mother Leonidia Staraya azbuka My vesely, talantlivy!

Poslednyaya doroga Kazhdyy okhotnik zhelaet znat... Tyotya Marusya Blagie namereniya Chelovecheskiy faktor Idushchiy sledom Polosa prepyatstviy Mirgorod i ego obitateli Obryv Beregite muzhchin! The Pokrovsky Gate as doctor Predel zhelaniy Otpusk za svoy schyot Family Relations as receptionist at the hotel Shlyapa Poka bezumstvuyet mechta A u nas byla tishina... Sweet Woman as Anna's mother Neylon 100% Skvorets i Lira Eternal Call as Vasilisa Yegor Bulychyov i drugiye Zhuravushka Woman's World as Nadezhda Petrovna Wings as Shura The Alive and the Dead as episode Rimma Markova on IMDb

Layyah Barakat

Layyah Faris Anton Alkazin Barakat was a Syrian-born Christian missionary, temperance activist, prison reformer, based after 1882 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the first Arab-American woman to write and publish her autobiography, when A Message from Mount Lebanon was published in 1912. Layyah Faris Anton Alkazin was born at Abeih near Mount Lebanon, her father died in the 1860 Mount Lebanon civil war. She was educated by German missionaries, at an American girls' school in Beirut. In Beirut and Cairo, Layya Alkazin Barakat worked with Presbyterian missionaries as a teacher, she escaped the ‘Urabi revolt in 1882 and immigrated to the United States that year, with her daughter, her husband, his brother, other family members. In the United States Layyah Barakat took an interest in reform work prison reform and temperance, she served on committees of the Pennsylvania Prison Society and inspecting prisons with other concerned men and women. She was a delegate to the fourth world conference of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union in Toronto in 1897.

She was "a delightful public speaker... much in demand" for women's church groups, where she was admired for her "sweet face and simple story", but for her "fervent eloquence". Layyah Barakat's autobiography, A Message from Mount Lebanon, is believed to be the first autobiography by an Arab-American woman to be published. In 1919 she carried donated clothing to Syria. In 1922, a small orphanage for girls in Syria was opened by Protestant missionaries and named after Layyah Barakat, in recognition of her fundraising work, she traveled back to her hometown to attend the opening. Layyah Alkazin married a fellow Christian missionary in Egypt, her brother-in-law was an ordained Presbyterian minister and lecturer. She was widowed when Elias Barakat died in 1909. Layyah Barakat died in 1940, aged 81 years. A photograph of Layyah Alkazin Barakat as a younger woman, in the Wylie House image collection, Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington. A photograph of Layyah Alkazin Barakat in life, in the Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution