I love Deepikas experimental nature Tamannaah

first_imgMumbai: “Baahubali” star Tamannaah Bhatia says she absolutely adores actress Deepika Padukone’s experimental nature. “In Bollywood, I love Deepika Padukone. She has beautiful eyes, and I absolutely adore her experimental nature and her minimalist approach to everything, ” said Tamannaah. “In Hollywood, I look up to Meryl Streep. I love the fact that she looks different in every part that she plays. Even at age of 70, she can completely transform and become an absolutely different character,” said Tamannaah. Tamannaah recollected a hilarious incident that took place during one of her shoots. “There was this one time when I rehearsed an entire dance sequence in my vanity van and everyone outside was wondering why the van was swinging and shaking,” recalled the actress, appearing on the digital series, “Vanity Dairies”.last_img read more

Canadian Actor Alain Chanoine Breaks Silence On His TopSecret Villain Role in

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement TMN/Robert Dougherty: How were you chosen to play Incubus? Alain Chanoine: I don’t know. I got a call at home directly from the casting director asking me to tape for this role of a business man. So I get to the site, it’s a business man, a straight up business man, no super powers. Next they send the tape off, call me back for an interview for a second audition with David Ayer. Go back to Montreal. They fly me out for a chemistry meeting with Cara Delevingne. She storms in the room busting a move, dancing and I’m like, “I don’t know what’s happening but I’m gonna dance right now.” [chuckle] I get a call saying that I’m cast. So I’m like, “I always knew good dancing will get me somewhere.” [laughter]TMN: Were you familiar with the characters of Incubus and Enchantress before this movie? Chanoine: Nope, not at all. I knew about Suicide Squad, never read the comics. Started reading them before my third audition. Loved Suicide Squad. I was familiar with some characters, but I didn’t know about the whole Suicide Squad thing, and I think it’s a great plot, getting villains to fight villains. So yeah, I love it.Photo Credit: Warner Brothers PicturesTMN: You’ve done stunt work for big movies like Blade Trinity and Days of Future Past before. Were you actively seeking to act in one before this opportunity came along? Chanoine: I’ve been working on my craft since day one. Acting has always been my priority. For some reason early in my career, when I was in my young 20s and I was an athlete doing sports and karate around the world, I had the opportunity to have the career, work on big movies, make a living doing stunts. But acting has always been my passion. So yes, definitely.TMN: How did you and Cara Delevingne master speaking in your ancient character’s dialect? Chanoine: First, it was complicated because David wrote the thing down, we got to change it. I speak three different languages: Creole, French, and English. He wanted me to get more of my tone in the movie. And Cara, because she’s British, she was speaking in a different way than I was, just because he wanted it to sound original to ourselves. So I got to change a lot of the Moonspeak and he was really open. So yeah, it was fun. It was fun to make it up with him. I don’t get all the vocabulary he’s using, but it was fun to play with that.TMN: Did you two film any extra scenes together that didn’t make the final cut? Chanoine: Yes, but I filmed in studios, so I didn’t see Cara do her part. But we filmed some scenes in studios that I think didn’t make the film.Photo Credit: Warner Brothers PicturesTMN: While your work was primarily with Cara, what was it like facing down the whole squad of A-list actors like Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Joel Kinnaman in the final showdown? Chanoine: That was awesome, just the fact of meeting them. Will Smith was a huge example in my life, like a role model. And I got to meet him, talk to him, chill with him. And just hanging out with all these people that are so open. I admired … Those who packed into theaters for Suicide Squad this past weekend now know of the movie’s big bait and switch. It isn’t just that Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress was the main villain all along instead of the Joker, but that Enchantress is also joined by her equally mystical brother Incubus, embodied by Canadian actor Alain Chanoine.The role was so top secret that Chanoine wasn’t allowed to talk about it until the day after Suicide Squad’s release. But now he can share about his big break, after a decade of honing his craft as an actor and as a stuntman for films like Blade: Trinity, Punisher: War Zone, Immortals and X-Men: Days of Future Past.Suicide Squad’s secret star talked to TMN’s Robert Dougherty on Aug. 6 about landing the role, working with Delevingne, the new technology he was given to bring Incubus to life and much more. Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With:last_img read more

Census Appeal Denied

first_imgAPTN National NewsA number of Aboriginal organizations have lost an attempt to force the government to re-introduce the manditory long form census.The Native Council of Nova Scotia, the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council and Native Council of Prince Edward Island challenged the federal government’s decision to make this year’s census voluntary.Last year, federal Industry Minister Tony Clement kicked up a storm of controversy when he removed any possible penalties for failing to fill out the long form census. A number of groups argued forcing people to fill it out gives them valuable information for programming.Canada’s chief statistician resigned because of Clement’s move.The three groups from Atlantic Canada argued the changes to the census broke the government’s constitutional and legal obligations to Aboriginal peoples and infringed their right not to be discriminated against. But Justice Russel Zinn dismissed that argument ruling that the councils failed to prove a voluntary long form survey violates their rights. This is the second time a federal court judge has ruled the census isn’t required.  In October, the Federation des Communautes Francophones et Acadienne du Canada also failed in a bid to force the government back to a mandatory census.last_img read more

Asian shares mixed after US stocks retreat from record highs

TOKYO — Asian shares were mixed Thursday, with the Shanghai benchmark sharply lower, after U.S. stocks gave back some gains from Tuesday’s rally on Wall Street.Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.5% to 22,307.58. South Korea’s Kospi fell 0.5% to 2,190.50. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng sank 0.5% to 29,645.87, while the Shanghai Composite plunged 2.3% to 3,126.17. Australia’s markets were closed for Anzac Day, a national holiday. Shares were mixed in Southeast Asia and slightly higher in Taiwan.Investors in China appeared discouraged by signs the central bank plans to avoid major stimulus moves as regulators work to counter a slowdown in the world’s No. 2 economy.Markets are awaiting U.S. economic growth data, due to be released later in the week.On Wall Street, energy stocks led a modest slide as crude oil prices retreated after a three-day rally. Communications companies also helped pull the market lower, offsetting gains in real estate and other sectors. Bond prices rose as traders took a more defensive approach.Stocks wavered between small gains and losses through much of the day as investors continued to wade through a steady flow of corporate earnings.The S&P 500 index fell 0.2% to 2,927.25. The benchmark index closed at a record high on Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.2% to 26,597.05. The Nasdaq composite lost 0.2% to 8,102.01. It also was coming off a record high close.ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude gained 13 cents to $66.02 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It fell 0.6% to settle at $65.89 per barrel. Oil has been climbing recently since dropping below $43 in late December. Brent crude gained 35 cents to $74.92 per barrel.CURRENCIES: The dollar was flat at 111.85 Japanese yen. The euro weakened to $1.1153 from $1.1206.___AP Business Writers Alex Veiga and Damian J. Troise contributed to this report.Follow Yuri Kageyama on Twitter https://twitter.com/yurikageyamaOn Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yurikageyama/?hl=enYuri Kageyama, The Associated Press read more

Beverly Hills considering banning sale of tobacco products

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Beverly Hills is considering outlawing the sale of tobacco products, a move that would make the glamorous California city the first in the nation to enact such a ban.A draft ordinance going before the Beverly Hills City Council on Tuesday evening would exempt only three existing high-end cigar lounges.A report prepared for the council cites the city’s advocacy of healthy living and outlines the extensive adverse effects of tobacco use.In addition to the cigar lounges, there are 25 active city permits for sales of tobacco and electronic cigarettes in grocery stores, gas stations, hotels, convenience stores and pharmacies.The report says there have been discussions on having small-business experts assist retailers in dealing with possible impacts on revenues.It found no data to determine an impact on tourism.The Associated Press read more

UK to push for accountability

The British government will push for accountability in Sri Lanka as well as demilitarization of the north and a political settlement.Lord Wallace of Saltaire says the Government of Sri Lanka faces considerable challenges and Britain continues to raise questions about how well Sri Lanka is doing in post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation. Lord Wallace recalled that Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt was in Sri Lanka recently where he visited the north of the country, in Tamil majority areas, to see what was happening on the ground.“Some progress has been made, for example on economic development, demining and the rehabilitation of child soldiers,” Lord Wallace said. He said the the most difficult area that has been raised is on the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo. He however said the impeachment of the Chief Justice was “distressing” as it affects the rule of law within the country.Meanwhile, separately, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Home Office, Lord Taylor of Holbeach, says the UK Border Agency has reviewed allegations made by Sri Lankan nationals that they faced mistreatment following their removal from the UK and provided a response in a country policy bulletin, published in October 2012.He noted that it was concluded that the evidence did not justify a change in the agency’s policy on returns to Sri Lanka. “We continue to consider our position on what sort of representation we will provide for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting when it takes place,” he said. “We constantly review the situation in Sri Lanka and decision makers have access to up-to-date country information from the agency’s country of origin information service. This information ensures that claims for protection are considered fully in light of objective information. Where we find individuals are in need of our protection, for example if they are at real risk of being tortured or ill treated on return, we will give it,” he said. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Record number of plugin cars on UK roads as ownership surges by

UK’s biggest automotive analysis reveals UK’s plug-in car fleet ownership rises 76.6% in 2018, with 195,000 vehicles now on British roads.Fleet average CO2 falls to lowest ever level, despite record 34.9m cars on the road as more drivers benefit from advanced low emission vehicle technology.Female car ownership maintains historic high, with 12 million registered to women.The number of plug-in electric cars on British roads grew by three quarters last year, according to new Motorparc data released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The UK’s largest automotive analysis shows there is now a record 195,410 plug-in vehicles on our roads, reflecting the growing choice of models now on offer. Overall ownership of alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) increased by almost 30% last year, with more than 620,000 hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric cars now in use.As drivers take advantage of the latest low emission vehicle technology – whether petrol, diesel or AFV – average CO2 emissions for the UK Motorparc have fallen to the lowest on record, down -17.8% compared with 2008.1 Thanks to manufacturer investment in advanced powertrains, transmission types, lightweight materials and aerodynamics, cars are more efficient than ever before and drivers are seeing the benefits.The UK’s record 34.9 million-strong car fleet has never been more diverse, with more than 1,600 model ranges and almost 68,000 different specifications on the roads last year. While superminis continued to dominate, making up a third (33.2%) of all cars in the parc, dual purpose vehicles saw the biggest growth, up 10.6%. At the same time, family hatches and saloons (upper medium) saw the largest fall, down -4.7% to four million.Meanwhile, the colours of Britain’s cars closely follows trends seen in the new car market, with black coming top, knocking silver off the top spot. More than seven million (20.1%) cars on the road are black, closely followed by silver and, in third place, blue.Elsewhere, the data reveals that female car ownership remains at a record high, surpassing 2017’s level by 1.4%, with more than 12 million cars now owned by women. Cars registered to men also rose moderately by 0.5% to almost 17.9 million.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,Thanks to massive investment from manufacturers in delivering a wide range of models across all fuel types, to suit all driving needs, environmental gains are now being delivered across the UK. Ever-more advanced in technology makes every new generation of vehicle more efficient than the last, and this is filtering rapidly from the new car market into the broader parc. Fleet renewal is proven to work so we need a world-class package of incentives and infrastructure to give motorists the confidence to buy the latest, cleanest cars, whatever the fuel type, in the greater numbers we need to meet environmental challenges.Did you know? While both men and women own more petrol cars than any other fuel type, for companies, diesel is the preferred choice given its lower CO2 and better fuel economy.The 10,642 battery electric cars owned by women make up a fifth of those on UK roads, growing by 31.7% year-on-year.Plug-in hybrids grew in popularity with both male and female drivers, growing by 98.3% and 101.1% respectively, compared with the year before.The average new or updated car model emits -8.3% less CO2 than the model it replaced, highlighting the importance of fleet renewal.In 2018, the most common cars on UK roads were the Ford Fiesta (1.6m), Ford Focus (1.3m) and Vauxhall Corsa (1.2m).There are 3.9 million Dual Purpose vehicles in use in Britain, edging closer to the 4.0 million small family cars (upper medium) on UK roads.Superminis remain the biggest segment and are most popular with women, accounting for 48.8% of female ownership. Small family cars, meanwhile, are most favoured by men (27.4%).You’re more likely to see a black car in the UK than any other, with seven million of them on the road. Women’s tastes follow the national trend, while men are more likely to choose silver.The SMMT Motorparc database enables the analysis of records for almost 40 million cars and commercial vehicles currently on the road, broken down by make, model, region, town and postcode. With more than 23 years of historical data, it is one of the richest automotive data sources anywhere in the world. More information about SMMT’s Motorparc and new vehicle registrations data services can be found at www.smmt.co.uk/data.Notes to editorsAverage CO2 emissions from UK car fleet in 2008: 175.1g/kmClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

UCF QB Milton carted off in first half against South Florida

TAMPA, Fla. — UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton was carted off field after injuring his right leg in the second quarter against South Florida on Friday.There was no immediate announcement on the nature or severity of the injury that occurred when the junior from Kapolei, Hawaii, was tackled at the end of a 5-yard run in front of the South Florida bench with 11:17 remaining in the opening half.Players on both teams kneeled on one knee while the cart rolled onto the field and Milton received medical attention. The entire UCF squad left the sideline and walked across the field to stand around their teammate.The eighth-ranked Knights, who are trying to complete a second consecutive undefeated regular season, kicked a field goal on the next play to take a 10-0 lead.Milton, eighth in Heisman Trophy balloting a year ago, was 5-of-10 passing for 86 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown throw to Gabriel Davis. He also tossed a first-quarter interception and had 16 yards rushing on five attempts.UCF has the nation’s longest winning streak at 23 games and will host next week’s American Athletic Conference championship game.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25The Associated Press read more

Skeldon Hospital sitin RHO blames miscommunication for drug shortage

Miscommunication was to blame for Monday’s ‘sit in’ by Accident and Emergency (A&E) physicians at the Skeldon Hospital Regional, Health Officer (RHO) Dr Javaughn Stephens said Tuesday.According to a statement from the Ministry of Public Health, following a stakeholders meeting Tuesday at the Skeldon Hospital, Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne) Stephens confirmed that no one informed hospital and regional authorities or their bargaining agency, the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), about a shortage of drugs or medical supplies to treat the A&E patients.A&E doctors at the hospital staged the ‘sit in’ to vent their frustration over shortages at the hospital to treat their patients.Stephens said some of the medical items were handed over Tuesday morning to the A&E department and the remainder will be given “before the week is out”.He said A&E physicians resumed duties Monday afternoon.Tuesday’s stakeholders meeting “amicably resolved” the issues which sparked the industrial action, Director of Pharmacy Mr Oneil Atkins said in the Public Health statement.Atkins said the Skeldon Hospital pharmacy has “some 60 percent of the drugs” needed to function. He is adamant that Monday’s ‘sit in’ by A&E physicians was unwarranted and their claim of a serious shortage of drugs which hampered their work “was a gross misrepresentation of the facts.”He admitted however, that there is a “problem with medical supplies” at the Region Six medical institution. The problem, Atkins said, is created by inadequate forecasting, the first step in planning which leads to accuracy of anticipated needs, by Skeldon Hospital officials.“There is difficulty getting correct consumption (patterns) to inform the MMU” (Materials Management Unit) which supplies Health Posts, Health Centres, District Hospitals, Regional Hospitals and the Referral Hospital with drugs, medicines and medical supplies.The local health sector uses an average monthly consumption pattern to help with forecasting the needs at the existing five levels. Atkins said the health sector might have to resort to a more scientifically reliable forecasting method.The staff of the Skeldon Hospital will be “beefed up” according to Atkins, who further outlined some of the other decisions taken at Tuesday’s meeting..He said other strengthening measures will include ensuring two additional qualified pharmacists are recruited and posted to serve the Region while another will be stationed permanently at the Skeldon Hospital Pharmacy.“Clear lines of communication are also to be established for collaboration and cooperation” at the hospital in the ‘Ancient County’, Atkins said.Atkins, Foster and MMU officials were part of a team which visited the Skeldon Hospital and held discussions with employees and Regional officials in a bid to get a more accurate assessment of the hospital’s current and future needs. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedA&E doctors at Skeldon Hospital stage sit-in over drug shortagesApril 9, 2018In “Health”Doctors, nurses stage sit-in over deplorable state of Diamond hospitalSeptember 6, 2017In “latest news”Regional Health Officers “pilfering drugs, medical supplies,” blamed for shortagesJuly 4, 2018In “Health” read more

Neurowear creates brain controlled tail that wags when youre happy

first_imgLast year, the Internet went cat crazy when Japanese company Neurowear created wearable cat ears that were controlled by your brain. They worked just as you would expect: when you were sad the ears went down, when you were happy, they perked right up. They were missing something though, and now, the very same company has fixed that — after all, no cat is complete without a cat tail.Whether you’re smiling or not, people around you will know whether you’re happy by if your tail is wagging. It’s called Shippo, after the Japanese word for tail, and much like the cat ears, it’s controlled by your brain waves. Your emotions are read by using a combination of a brain wave reader and a heart monitor, these readers are placed on the wearer’s ear lobe.This time, there’s also a built in app which records your mood and shares it on Facebook, Twitter or both along with your location. So if fellow cat people wish to meet up and hang out they can. The very sweet video above shows how the app displays your emotions as well as what the tail looks like.Catgirls and catboys are a very big in Japan, as well as them being big fans of cats themselves. So although to us Westerners this Shippo might seem like a strange idea but it could be very popular in Japan. Of course, the way it wags is much more like a dog tail really, take your pick, either way if you ever wanted to become a cute fuzzy animal, this is the way to do it. Sadly, there’s only a prototype so far, no release date or price have been announced just yet.via Kotakulast_img read more

LG reveals Windows 8 12inch H160 sliding hybrid and V325 allinone

first_imgWith the Windows 8 launch just days away now, LG has outed a pair of new touch-friendly PCs running Microsoft’s latest OS. The new machines sit at either end of the Windows 8 hardware spectrum: one, a laptop/tablet hybrid, the other a touchscreen all-in-one desktop.LG’s H160 is its first slider, and it’s similar to previously unveiled sliders like the ones from Sony and MSI. The H160 sports a 12-inch IPS multitouch display, and it measures just over half an inch thick while weighing in at 2.3 pounds — heavier than an iPad or Galaxy Tab, sure, but pretty much right in line with the 11-inch MacBook Air Best Price at Amazon .Like the Surface, the H160 features a full-sized USB host port for peripheral hook-ups, and there’s also a micro SD expansion slot should you need to add a few additional gigabytes of storage capacity (the base amount isn’t specified in LG’s release). LG has equipped the H160 with an HDMI output, too, so you can flick through tiles on your big screen or hook up a secondary display when you’re using the slider on your desk.If portability isn’t a concern, there’s the V325 all-in-one to consider. Like others in its class, there’s a full Windows 8 PC crammed into the 23-inch IPS display and 10-point multitouch is supported — giving you free reign over finger-friendly apps and games. Again, hardware specifics are a bit thin: LG only mentions that the V325 features an Intel Core i5 processor and Nvidia GeForce GT640M GPU.As you might have guessed from the included remote, the V325 also has a split personality. It features an integrated TV tuner, and you can utilize it like you would any plain vanilla LG TV. Picture-in-picture is even supported — so you can make the most of both modes at the same time if you like.More at LG and Engadgetlast_img read more

NHF To Fund Survey On Eating Patterns Of Jamaicans

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Nov. 13 (JIS): BY: GARFIELD L. ANGUS – In another two years, key stakeholders in the health sector will be equipped with informed data on eating patterns of Jamaicans aged 16-60, courtesy of a National Health Fund (NHF) $14.6 million survey being undertaken by the University of Technology (UTech).Under the project called JA-LIVITY, spearheaded by the College of Health Sciences at UTech, several entities dealing with health promotion and protection will be able to access information on the food consumption trends and nutritional status of the population.It will also aid in deepening the understanding of the nutritional status and micronutrient deficiencies of the groups to be studied, and will be crucial data to the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture, the food manufacturing industry, and the Ministry of Finance and Planning, among others.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NHF, Everton Anderson, says health research is an important tool for comprehensive, integrated and effective interventions in health care, and his agency is always open to fund such projects.“In the planning of health promotion programmes and campaigns, the use of research is critical. We cannot plan such programmes in a vacuum, and so we welcome this research, that will be valuable to us, as well as our parent Ministry, and other agencies,” Mr. Anderson tells JIS News.Director of Dietetics and Nutrition at UTech, Ava Simpson, says given the rapid growth in the number of persons suffering from obesity and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), a need exists for evidence-based information on the food consumption of the population, and factors that drive eating patterns. The Director explains that the information is needed to buttress the formulation of policy, guide clinical decisions, and to “positively impact Jamaica’s response to the burgeoning obesity problem through research, and wellness solutions.” She points out that consumption patterns and trends of the population will be surveyed at the individual level, as well as the quality of foods eaten, to calculate intake of energy, nutrients and other components of the foods eaten.To boost the reach of the campaign to target groups, two wellness centres will be set up, one for the urban areas, and the other for persons in rural communities. Dean of the College, Dr. Ellen Campbell-Grille, says the project is multi-disciplinary, with participation by all in the department. “We are very proud for the confidence that the National Health Fund has bestowed in us,” she tells JIS News. The National Health Fund was established to provide financial support to the national healthcare system to improve its effectiveness and the health of the Jamaican population through two categories of benefits – individual and institutional. The individual benefits include assistance to persons in the purchase of specific prescription drugs used in the treatment and management of designated chronic illnesses. The agency also conducts public education drives to educate the public about chronic illness prevention and management. Persons seeking individual benefits must be certified by a registered private or public doctor, with one or more of the specified medical conditions, and register with the agency. Once approved, the beneficiary is issued with an NHF card and will be able to get assistance with the purchase of drugs from approved participating pharmacies. The UTech College of Health Sciences conducts researches, which address and provide solutions to healthcare problems in the country and region. The College comprises three schools – Caribbean School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy and School of Allied Health and Wellness.The college offers a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses to health professionals for the local, regional and global markets in areas such as Pharmacy, Nursing, Dietetics and Nutrition, Medical Technology, Child and Adolescent Development, Health Information Technology, Health Administration and Complementary Medicine. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Everton Anderson, JA-LIVITY, NHF, University of Technologylast_img read more

Vancouver City Council debate set for Friday evening

first_imgVancouver City Council Position 6 candidates Anne McEnerny-Ogle and Bill Turlay will debate at 7 p.m. Friday at the Fruit Valley Community Center, 3410 N.W. Fruit Valley Rd.The debate is hosted by the Fruit Valley Neighborhood Association and is open to the public. Questions from the audience will be featured.For more information, call Alice Glessner at 360-896-8379.last_img

OBITUARY Andrew J Holland 34

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Andrew J. Holland “Andy”, age 34, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2019, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.Andy was born on August 7, 1984, in Boston, MA; he was the cherished only child to John and Randi Holland. Andy was raised and educated in Wilmington; he attended Shawsheen Tech High School, Class of 2003. While attending the automotive shop program at Shawsheen Tech, Andy, went to work as an apprentice mechanic at Sullivan Tire in Billerica and Burlington. Andy was a natural when it came to his mechanical knowledge; he loved working with his hands and was an excellent mechanic. He really enjoyed working at Sullivan Tire for twelve years until his declining health forced his retirement.As a youngster, Andy really enjoyed playing sports; he played recreation basketball on many “in town” leagues as well as several traveling teams. He was an active player with Wilmington Youth Soccer and Wilmington Pop Warner for several years.Andy had many hobbies including his passion for motorcycles and his love of fishing with his buddies throughout his life.Andy will be fondly remembered for his unconditional love and devotion to his daughter Lilly who he adored. Andy had a special bond with his parents and was fiercely loyal to his friends. Andy was a free spirited person and was generous to a fault when it came to those he loved. Andy had a “big heart” and will forever be missed by all who knew and loved him.Andy is survived by his parents John and Randi (Rendahl) Holland of Wilmington, his daughter Liliana “Lilly” Holland and her mother Rebeka Taylor of Tewksbury, his grandfather Don Turner of Hamilton MT, his Grandmother Linda Larsen of Phoenix AZ, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, April 30th from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Service at 2:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers, donations in Andrew’s memory may be made to the MGH Transplant Center, 55 Fruit St., White Building 517, Boston, MA 02114, Attn: Lynn Wilcott.Andrew Holland(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Brandon M. Long, 27In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Keith A.J. Sullivan, 38In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Raymond E. Piretti, Jr., 81In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Alok Tiwari appointed new DRM of Guntakal

first_imgTirupati: Alok Tiwari was appointed as new Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of Guntakal. He is currently working at South Western Railway. In the past, he worked as Chief Project Manager, Engineering Division of Indian Railways and held some other posts also. The Joint Secretary of Administrative Wing in the Railway Board SK Agarwal has issued orders to this effect. The present DRM Vijay Pratap Singh was transferred to New Delhi and his new posting orders are awaited.However, he is expected to be posted in the Railway Board. Vijay expressed satisfaction over the progress of various works during his stint at Guntakal. VP Singh may be relieved in a week.last_img read more

Super honeycomb shows more potential for carbon nanotubes

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Super honeycomb shows more potential for carbon nanotubes (2007, January 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-01-super-honeycomb-potential-carbon-nanotubes.html Explore further Scientists Min Wang, Xinming Qiu, and Xiong Zhang from Tsinghua University in Beijing recently investigated the mechanical properties of super honeycomb structures, which are made of periodically repeating carbon nanotube Y junctions that form hexagonal patterns. While straight nanotubes—such as those compiled in bundles or ropes—have renowned strength and elasticity, the honeycomb structure can also transfer these forces to different parts of its structure.“The basic properties of super structures are due to their excellent structures: the hollow structure of arms and perfect honeycomb structure to combine the arms,” Zhang told PhysOrg.com. “Compared with the straight nanotube, the honeycomb structure optimizes the force-transferring.”Although the honeycomb structure may look like a fishnet, the forces that determine the nanostructure’s properties are actually quite different from those of a macroscopic honeycomb or fishnet because of the great scale difference. For example, the scientists indicate that the van der Waals interactions and the recombination of bonds at the atomic level would affect the results when the structure is stretched.“In our article, the shell model is used to analyze the mechanical properties of the super honeycomb structure,” Zhang said. “The method is based on the continuum theory, but the material parameter is obtained from the atomic level.”The scientists found that, when the nano honeycomb was stretched, the structure still maintained high tensile strength. This result arises due to the honeycomb structure’s unusual tendency to become very thin (which is called having a high “Poisson’s ratio”), and gain great flexibility. The scientists found that, the more junctions, the greater strength and ability to “shift” weight to different parts of the structure. “Because the honeycomb structure has the ability to transfer forces, the structure ensures the good distribution of stress and avoids the local stress concentration,” said Zhang. “Even when some tubes are broken from others, the whole structure can still bear the load, which embodies high ductility.”Because the shape of a single Y junction looks like that of a carbon-carbon bond in graphite, the periodically repeating Y pattern has earned the name “super graphite.” Therefore, by rolling up a sheet of honeycomb, you get what the scientists call a “super carbon nanotube.” Using super carbon nanotubes, scientists could build high-strength, large-scale super structures with relatively short tubes that have many junctions as opposed to using longer straight tubes.“Super carbon nanotubes are composed of the lower-order nanotubes by replacing the atomic bonds in the carbon nanotubes, which hold the superior properties of carbon nanotubes and the optimal ductility, which is due to the honeycomb structures,” Zhang explained. The super honeycomb’s ability to transfer forces means that these structures could provide scientists with resources to improve nanoelectronics devices for computers, and also fiber-reinforced composites.“Many nanoelectronic devices based on Y-junction carbon nanotubes have been proposed recently,” said Zhang. “Scientists [Coluci] have discussed the electronic properties of the super structures, and indicated that they have great applications as actuators and as hosts for large biomolecules. Regarding fiber-reinforced composites, just as its name implies, the mechanical properties of materials such as resin and concrete can be improved by adding some fiber components.”Citation: Wang, Min, Qiu, Xinming, and Zhang, Xiong. “Mechanical properties of super honeycomb structures based on carbon nanotubes.” Nanotechnology. 18 (2007) 075711 (6pp).By Lisa Zyga, Copyright 2006 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. On-demand control of terahertz and infrared waves The hexagonal network structure makes these nanotubes look a bit like a honeycomb—or, when stretched a bit, like a hammock or fish net. In fact, the stretchiness of these 20-nm-long carbon nanotubes enables them to do what straight nanotubes find difficult: namely, transfer tensile forces and possess high ductility, or malleability. When one tube in the honeycomb structure is broken, the surrounding arms can easily carry the load due to the structure’s ability to transfer forces. The colors show the von Mises stress distribution, with dark blue as lowest stress and MX referring to the place with maximum stress. Image credit: Xiong Zhang, et al.last_img read more

Facebook ads may help reduce cancer deaths

first_imgAdvertisements on Facebook and other popular social media platforms can encourage people to get a cancer screening, which would help patients spot the disease early enough to get timely treatment, scientists say. According to researchers, even with the recommendation of a primary care physician, people tend to procrastinate or forget to schedule an appointment for cancer screening. “The idea was to start a text messaging campaign for cancer prevention,” said Andrea Dwyer, of University of Colorado. Advertising including radio slots, Facebook promotions and even locally-posted flyers encouraged people in the community to text a given number to opt into information and reminders about cancer screening. Radio and flyers were largely unsuccessful in driving enrollment. However, Facebook advertising resulted in 22,600 Facebook users exposed to ads. “Facebook was a good mechanism. Engagement was high with Facebook ads, and those who viewed ads clicked through to the sign-up page, an indication of intent to enroll,” said Dwyer. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe group sees social media, and specifically Facebook, as a way to reach people living in areas where information about cancer prevention might otherwise be lacking. Dwyer said that in a future iteration of the project, the group may explore opt-out rather than opt-in strategies, potentially including enrollment through consent at primary care locations or bundling the delivery of information via text. Technically, the answer to whether Facebook advertising can prevent cancer remains unanswered – it is impossible to tell how many patients who otherwise would have developed cancer were caught early due to the group’s text-based information program.last_img read more

4 vehicles involved in Poort Road crash

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