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Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft
Known by its initials SIG, SIG HOLDING AG was previously known as SCHWEIZERISCHE INDUSTRIE GESELLSCHAFT (German for SWISS INDUSTRIAL COMPANY, in French as SOCIéTé INDUSTRIELLE SUISSE, in Italian as SOCIETA INDUSTRIALE SVIZZERA ). SIG Holding AG has been active in various businesses during its more than 170 years of operation. Since 2000 the company has undergone strategic refocus, selling the SIG SAUER branches to L"> SIG P220 Upon receiving the contract to produce rifles the company name was changed to Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft (SIG), German for "Swiss Industrial Company" (in French regions of Switzerland
Switzerland
was known as SOCIéTé INDUSTRIELLE SUISSE). reflecting the new emphasis on their production. SIG produced other firearms and pioneered the first automatic rifle, the Mondragón Rifle , which was produced by SIG between 1908 and 1910
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Toronto
TORONTO (/təˈrɒntoʊ/ ( listen ) tə-RON-toh , locally (help ·info )) is the capital of the Canadian province of Ontario
Ontario
. It is located within the Golden Horseshoe in Southern Ontario
Ontario
on the northern shore of Lake Ontario
Ontario
. With 2,731,571 residents in 2016, it is the largest city in Canada
Canada
and fourth-largest city in North America by population. Also in 2016, the Toronto
Toronto
census metropolitan area (CMA), the majority of which is within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), had a population of 5,928,040, making it Canada’s most populous CMA . A global city , Toronto
Toronto
is a centre of business, finance, arts, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world
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Tram
A TRAM (also TRAMCAR; and in North America
North America
STREETCAR, TROLLEY, TROLLEY CAR, or CABLE CAR) is a rail vehicle which runs on tracks along public urban streets, and also sometimes on a segregated right of way . The lines or networks operated by tramcars are called TRAMWAYS. Tramways powered by electricity, the most common type, were once called ELECTRIC STREET RAILWAYS (mainly in the United States) due to their being widely used in urban areas before the universal adoption of electrification . In the United States, the term tram has sometimes been used for rubber-tyred trackless trains , which are not related to the other vehicles covered in this article. Tram
Tram
vehicles are usually lighter and shorter than conventional trains and rapid transit trains. Today, most trams use electrical power, usually fed by an overhead pantograph ; in some cases by a sliding shoe on a third rail , trolley pole or bow collector
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Streetcar
A TRAM (also TRAMCAR; and in North America
North America
STREETCAR, TROLLEY or TROLLEY CAR) is a rail vehicle which runs on tracks along public urban streets, and also sometimes on a segregated right of way . The lines or networks operated by tramcars are called TRAMWAYS. Tramways powered by electricity, the most common type historically, were once called ELECTRIC STREET RAILWAYS (mainly in the United States). However, trams were widely used in urban areas before the universal adoption of electrification ; other methods of powering trams are listed below under "History". Tram
Tram
lines may also run between cities and towns (for example, interurbans , tram-train ) or even countries (Basel , Strasbourg
Strasbourg
), or be partially grade-separated even in the cities (light rail ). Very occasionally, trams also carry freight
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Beretta 92F/FS
Detachable box magazine : * 10, 15, 17, 18, 20, 30, 32 rounds (92, 98 series) * 10, 11, 12, 13, 15 rounds (96 series) * 10, 13 rounds (Compact L) * 8 rounds (Compact Type M)The BERETTA 92 (also BERETTA 96 and BERETTA 98) is a series of semi-automatic pistols designed and manufactured by Beretta of Italy . The model 92 was designed in 1972 and production of many variants in different calibers continues today. The United States Armed Forces replaced the M1911A1 .45 ACP pistol in 1985 with the M9 , a military spec Beretta 92FS. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Evolution * 1.1.1 92 * 1.1.2 92S * 1.1.3 92SB (92S-1) * 1.1.4 92F (92SB-F) * 1.1.5 92FS * 2 Design * 2.1 Magazines * 3 Variants * 3.1 Trigger systems * 3.2 Models * 3.3 93R machine pistol * 4 Copies * 5 Users * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 Further reading * 9 External links HISTORYThe Beretta 92 pistol evolved from earlier Beretta designs, most notably the M1923 and M1951
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Beretta
FABBRICA D\'ARMI PIETRO BERETTA (literally, "Pietro Beretta
Beretta
Arms Factory") is a privately held Italian firearms manufacturing company operating in several countries. Its firearms are used worldwide for a variety of civilian, criminal, law enforcement, and military purposes. Sporting arms account for three-quarters of sales; Beretta is also known for marketing shooting clothes and accessories. Founded in the 16th century, Beretta
Beretta
is the oldest active manufacturer of firearm components in the world. In 1526 its inaugural product was arquebus barrels; by all accounts Beretta-made barrels equipped the Venetian fleet at the Battle of Lepanto
Battle of Lepanto
in 1571. Beretta
Beretta
has supplied weapons for every major European war since 1650
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General Purpose Machine Gun
A GENERAL-PURPOSE MACHINE GUN (GPMG) is an air-cooled, belt-fed weapon with a quick change barrel that can be used in a variety of roles, from bipod- or tripod-mounted infantry support, to deployment as a helicopter door gun, or a vehicle-mounted support weapon. Modern GPMGs fire full-power rifle cartridges such as the 7.62×51mm NATO , 7.62×54mmR , 7.5×54mm French , 7.5×55mm Swiss , 7.92×57mm Mauser , etc. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Post-WWII examples * 3 Gallery * 4 See also * 5 References HISTORY"With the MG 34 , the German Wehrmacht introduced an entirely new concept in automatic firepower - the Einheitsmaschinengewehr general-purpose machine gun (GPMG). In itself the MG 34 was an excellent weapon: an air-cooled, recoil-operated machine gun that could run through belts of 7.92×57mm Mauser ammunition at a rate of 850 rounds per minute , delivering killing firepower at ranges of more than 1,000 meters
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MG42
Mauser
Mauser
Werke AG Wilhelm-Gustloff-Stiftung Steyr-Daimler-Puch, Großfuß AG, MAGET (Maschinenbau und Gerätebau GmbH, Berlin-Tegel) PRODUCED 1942–1945 (Nazi Germany) NO. BUILT 423,600 VARIANTS MG 45/MG 42V, MG 1, MG 2, Rheinmetall MG 3
Rheinmetall MG 3
, M53, MG 74 SPECIFICATIONS WEIGHT 11.57 kg (25.51 lb) LENGTH 1,220 mm (48 in) BARREL LENGTH 533 mm (21.0 in)------------------------- CARTRIDGE 7.92×57mm Mauser
7.92×57mm Mauser
ACTION Recoil-operated , roller-locked RATE OF FIRE 1,200 rounds/min (varied between 900–1,500 rounds/min with different bolts) Practical: 153 rounds/min MUZZLE VELOCITY 740 m/s (2,428 ft/s) (s.S
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List Of Business Entities
A BUSINESS ENTITY is an entity that is formed and administered as per corporate law in order to engage in business activities, charitable work, or other activities allowable. Most often, business entities are formed to sell a product or a service. There are many types of business entities defined in the legal systems of various countries. These include corporations , cooperatives , partnerships , sole traders , limited liability company and other specifically permitted and labelled types of entities. The specific rules vary by country and by state or province. Some of these types are listed below, by country
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Thunder Bay
THUNDER BAY is a city in, and the seat of, Thunder Bay District , Ontario , Canada. It is the most populous municipality in Northwestern Ontario with a population of 108,359 as of the Canada 2011 Census , and the second most populous in Northern Ontario after Greater Sudbury . Located on Lake Superior , the census metropolitan area of Thunder Bay has a population of 121,596, and consists of the city of Thunder Bay, the municipalities of Oliver Paipoonge and Neebing , the townships of Shuniah , Conmee , O\'Connor , and Gillies , and the Fort William First Nation
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Bombardier Transportation
US$8.8 Billion (2013); US$9.6 Billion (2014) NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES 34,900 PARENT Bombardier Inc. WEBSITE Bombardier.com/en/transportationBOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION is the rail equipment division of the Canadian firm Bombardier Inc. Bombardier Transportation is one of the world's largest companies in the rail vehicle and equipment manufacturing and servicing industry. The division is headquartered in Berlin , Germany , and has regional offices and major development facilities in Canada ( Montreal and Toronto ) and the United States (Plattsburgh, New York ). Bombardier Transportation has many minor production and development facilities worldwide. Bombardier Transportation produces a wide range of products including passenger rail vehicles , locomotives , bogies , propulsion and controls, and offers a number of services
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PKL Group
THE QUEEN\'S AWARDS FOR ENTERPRISE is an awards programme for British businesses and other organizations who excel at international trade, innovation or sustainable development. They are the highest official UK awards for British businesses. The scheme was established as The Queen's Award to Industry by a royal warrant of 30 November 1965, and individual categories have been known in the past as The Queen's Awards for Export, Export Achievement, Technology, Technological Achievement and Environmental Achievement. The scheme also includes an award for individuals, The Queen\'s Award for Enterprise Promotion . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Organisations - totals * 1.2 Recipients - individuals * 2 Notes * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYEvery April winners of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are officially announced in a special Gazette supplement
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Germany
Coordinates : 51°N 9°E / 51°N 9°E / 51; 9 Federal Republic
Republic
of Germany Bundesrepublik Deutschland (German ) Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit " (de facto) "Unity and Justice and Freedom" ANTHEM: " Deutschlandlied
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Canada
Coordinates : 60°N 95°W / 60°N 95°W / 60; -95 CANADA Flag MOTTO: A Mari Usque Ad Mare (Latin ) (English: "From Sea to Sea") ANTHEM: " O Canada
O Canada
"------------------------- ROYAL ANTHEM : " God Save the Queen
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Werkspoor
STORK B.V. is a Dutch manufacturing and service providing company with its headquarters in Naarden . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Corporate affairs * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYIt was founded in 1868 by Charles Theodoor Stork, although in the 20th century the company merged others, including WERKSPOOR, founded in 1827. Stork has two operating companies: Fokker Aerospace Group and Stork Technical Services. Stork Aerospace designs, develops and produces advanced structures and electrical systems for the aerospace and defence industry and supplies integrated maintenance services and products to aircraft owners and operators. The Aerospace group carries out these activities with 3,532 employees. Stork Technical Services is a supplier of integrated technical services for installations and machines in the industrial market
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Northlander
The NORTHLANDER was a passenger train operated by the Ontario Northland Railway in Ontario , Canada. The Northlander operated six days per week year-round in both directions and connected Cochrane with Toronto . The train typically consisted of one engine, an auxiliary power unit, two coaches and a cafeteria lounge car. It ran on ONR tracks from Cochrane to North Bay and on CN tracks south of North Bay to Toronto. In March 2012, the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission announced plans to discontinue the Northlander and replace it with bus service (Routes 1 and 2). The final train ran on September 28, 2012
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