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first_imgBy Dialogo May 11, 2011 Its great that even during war protecting the environment is a priority. Is it possible to create weapons of mass destruction without considerably affecting the environment? I loved learning about this new kind of ammunition. The Brazilian Army should adopt it since the Brazilian Cartridge Company (CBC) is manufacturing the same kind. Since June, the Army has fielded about 30 million of its new 5.56mm M855A1 “Enhanced Performance Rounds” in Afghanistan. The cartridge, sometimes called the “green bullet” because it has an environmentally-friendly copper core instead of the traditional lead, has been getting mostly good reviews in the 11 months since it first deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom. During a “media day” at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, reporters learned the benefits of the new cartridge, witnessed a demonstration of the round, compared to the round it is designed to replace, and had the opportunity to fire the round from both an M16 and M4 rifle. Perhaps the biggest plus of the M855A1 “enhanced performance round” is the consistency it brings to the fight — more so than the 5.56mm M822 round it is designed to replace. The M855 is a good round, Lt. Col. Jeffrey K. Woods said, but it is “yaw dependant.” Like all bullets, it wobbles when it travels along its trajectory. Its effectiveness depends on its yaw angle when it hits a target. Not so with the M855A1. The new Enhanced Performance Round, or EPR, is not yaw-dependant — it delivers the same effectiveness in a soft target no matter its yaw angle. The EPR cartridge is the same length as the M855 that it’s designed to replace, though the bullet it contains is about 1/8 of an inch longer. The weight and shape of the EPR is also the same as the M855, so it fits anything an M855 fits — including the M16 and the M4 it was designed for. The bullet itself has been redesigned completely. It features a larger steel “penetrator” on its tip, that is both sharper than what is on the M855 and is also exposed. Both bullets feature a copper jacket, but the EPR’s jacket is “reverse drawn” — part of its manufacturing. Perhaps the most notable feature of the EPR is that its bullet features a copper core, verses the M855’s lead core. There’s also a new propellant in the EPR, designed to enhance its performance in the M4 Carbine rifle — what most Soldiers are carrying today in Afghanistan. The M4 has a shorter barrel than the M16 rifle, and barrel length is directly related to a bullet’s velocity. The new round is also “superior to 7.62mm M80 against soft targets,” Woods said. But at the same time the new “green round” is more Earth-friendly than both the M855 and the M80 — it is also more effective than either of them against hard targets. In all test firings against a sheet of 3/8-inch mild steel plate at 300 meters, the M855A1 came out on top.last_img read more


first_imgPeter Drucker said the purpose of a business is to get a customer. My version of that is to get a profitable customer.Any meaningful improvement starts with understanding your members and markets, especially your ideal ones. Since profitable members are the lifeblood of your credit union, the changes or improvements you should prioritize are the ones that will do the best job of attracting and keeping them.This process starts with understanding your members and markets better than anyone else. Some people call this business intelligence, analytics, or big data; I prefer to describe it as the process of acquiring and retaining ideal, profitable members. Why?Business intelligence, analytics, big data, and other common buzzwords don’t do a good job of describing the desired end result of acquiring profitable members, and they fail to address the many issues a business must navigate to make business intelligence profitable. continue reading » 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


first_imgA selection of images from Chelsea’s win over Reading at Stamford Bridge, where late goals by Fernando Torres and Branislav Ivanovic clinched a 4-2 victory for the Blues. (Click on an image to begin slideshow) See also:Late goals clinch dramatic Chelsea victoryChelsea v Reading player ratingsDi Matteo happy despite Chelsea mishapsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img


first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Standouts from the independent scene, the three showed that they are here to stay in the developmental ranks, outlasting the NXT Tag Team Champions SaNitY and the team of Roderick Strong and the Authors of Pain inside War Games, a match that hasn’t been seen in almost two decades.It was a hellacious match between the three groups, but Cole had the last laugh for his squad as he hit the flying knee and drove a steel chair right into Eric Young to score the pinfall and truly shock the system.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt was the same case for the NXT Championship, as Andrade “Cien” Almas beat Drew McIntyre to win the title and trigger the changing of the guards.The brash El Idolo was about to fumble his chance for the title after getting hit with the Scot champion’s Claymore, but his manager Zelina Vega put Almas’ foot on the bottom rope to break the count. McIntyre attempted one more Claymore, but Almas evaded the attempt and trapped the Celtic Colossus on the top rope, allowing him to nail the La Sombra and the three-count.Ember Moon also captured the vacant NXT Women’s Championship, beating Nikki Cross, Peyton Royce, and Kairi Sane in their fatal-4-way match.The War Goddess finally ascended to the top of the women’s division after nailing Royce and Cross with her Eclipse, pinning Cross for the win.After the match, former champion Asuka took the title and awarded it to Moon in a show of respect between the former rivals.In the night’s other matches, Aleister Black scored a huge victory over The Velveteen Dream after hitting his sultry foe with the Black Mass.ADVERTISEMENT Lars Sullivan also showed that he’s the new force to be reckoned with, beating Kassius Ohno with the Freak Accident. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES MOST READ For the first time in two decades, War Games saw the light once more at NXT TakeOver: War Games. Photo from WWE.comNXT enters a new era — an undisputed era.Bursting to the scene last August, the trio of Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, and Bobby Fish, collectively known as the Undisputed Era, backed up their hype as they ruled the main event of NXT TakeOver: War Games Saturday (Sunday Manila time) in Houston.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Read Next Andray Blatche finally back with Gilas Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more


first_imgJurgen Klopp admitted that he thought it was a “joke” when he was told of Barcelona’s shock elimination at the hands of AS Roma on TuesdayThe runaway La Liga leaders were shockingly defeated 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico by a Roma side benefiting from Eusebio Di Francesco’s tactical masterstroke in using a 3-4-1-2 formation to leave Barcelona exposed.Klopp, speaking after Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Manchester City ensured their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 5-1 aggregate victory, admitted that he initially did not believe it when he was told he could be next facing the Giallorossi.“I walked up the stairs and somebody told me [Roma had gone through] — I really thought it was a joke,” said the Liverpool coach, according to ESPN.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Not that I don’t respect Roma, the absolute opposite. They have a fantastic team — Edin Dzeko, wow. They lost Mo Salah and they are in the semis, that’s quite a big thing.“I cannot say anything about the game, I didn’t expect it before the game but I knew it was possible.“This competition is quite fair and I really think a normal final would have been Manchester City against Barcelona, and now they are both out.“But there will still be two other really strong teams in there plus Roma and us. We will see what happens but that’s not the thing I have to think about tonight.”last_img read more


first_imgChelsea manager Mauricio Sarri became the first boss at Stamford Bridge to go through his first 11 league matches unbeaten and he has hailed his talented players for the role they played.Chelsea defeated Crystal Palace 3-1 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday to go second place and just two points behind Champions Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.The victory means Sarri is now unbeaten in his first eleven Premier League games, which is the joint-longest unbeaten record by a Premier League manager, equalling the record set by Frank Clark in 1994.“I’m really very proud but I’m proud to be coach of this team. The record is not the record of the coach but the team.” Sarri told Chelsea FC website.“I was lucky because I have very good players and in the last two months they were able to win without a great level of organization from the tactical point of view.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Sarri also downplayed Chelsea’s title chances saying: “I don’t know. At the beginning, we knew there was a gap of 30 points from last season.“At the moment we need only to think about trying to recover a large part of the gap. I hope to recover almost all of it but I don’t know. It’s difficult to recover 30 points but we are trying.”last_img read more


first_imgKOLKATA: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday visited the state-run SSKM Hospital to see a patient who has been undergoing treatment in the hospital after suffering a cerebral attack.During her visit, Banerjee asked the hospital authorities to strengthen the security measures inside the hospital campus. While entering the Outpatient department, she found that it was crowd. She enquired as to why so many people had assembled there and asked the on-duty police officers for answers. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsShe also visited the casualty block of the hospital. She entered the hospital at around 12 pm and stayed there for around 20 minutes. Banerjee enquired about the health condition of Sambhunath Jana who has been undergoing treatment in the hospital after suffering cerebral attack.It was learnt from the sources that during the administrative meeting at Nabanna later in the day, the Chief Minister wanted to know why people in large numbers had assembled outside the OPD of SSKM Hospital. She directed the senior health officials at Nabanna to ensure better quality treatment in SSKM and other referral hospitals. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedBanerjee instructed the hospital authorities to ensure that there is no water crisis at the hiospital especially during scorching summers. Chief Minister also instructed the officials of the hospital to increase the number of the water tankers so that there is no scarcity of water.During her visit, she also wanted to know from the patients if they were facing any problems in the hospital. It may be mentioned here that it is Banerjee, who started paying surprise visits to various state-run hospitals to take a stock of available infrastructure, after becoming the Chief Minister. Following the Chief Minister’s instruction, major infrastructural revamps were carried out at the hospitals.last_img read more