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OBITUARY Deirdre Dee Sullivan Doyle 65

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Deirdre M. Doyle “Dee” (Sullivan), age 65, of Wilmington, formerly of Cambridge, passed away on May 24, 2019, following a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer.Dee was the beloved wife of Thomas F. Doyle, devoted mother of Thomas F. Doyle, Jr. both of Wilmington, cherished daughter of the late Timothy “Eddie” and Rosemary (Lothian) Sullivan, dear sister of Timothy Sullivan of Colorado, Michael J. Sullivan & his wife Janet, Therese Ouelette and John Sullivan all of Wilmington. Best friend of Frannie Burke, Margie Gaudette, Debbie Mason, Barbara Moura and Hazel Valentino. Dee is also survived by her beloved pets Rocky and Jazzy as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, May 30th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, May 31st at 10:00 in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.In lieu of flowers, donation in Dee’s memory may be made to Ovarian Cancer, c/o American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.(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: Maureen F. (McKenna) McHugh, 80In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Pauline F. (Lascelles) Capps, 86In “Obituaries”last_img read more

first_img NASA SpaceX 4 5:41 Comments Now playing: Watch this: Originally published March 2, 12.01 a.m. PT. Updates, March 2, 5:32 p.m. PT: Adds tweets, images from launch; March 3, 3 a.m. PT: Adds ISS docking information. Tags 7:07 SpaceX’s Crew Dragon launches to the ISS 16 Photos Elon Musk shows off the shiny SpaceX Starship Share your voice Sci-Tech The Crew Dragon trailing the ISS as it prepares for capture. NASA/SpaceX SpaceX has taken another small step toward sending astronauts into space after launching the Crew Dragon capsule early Saturday morning and successfully docking with the International Space Station. spacex-demo1 SpaceX Affixed to the top of a Falcon 9 booster, the rounded cone capsule of the Crew Dragon blasted off in a blaze of fire and smoke from Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 2:49 a.m. ET Saturday. The launch was the first step in the Demo-1 mission, designed to test the capabilities of the capsule over the next week, but it was only the beginning. After launch the capsule coasted to the ISS, making a number of maneuvers to line up with a specialized docking adapter aboard the station. Though live footage of the event appeared low-key, both the Crew Dragon and the ISS were traveling at over 17,500 miles per hour during the monumental docking attempt.  Crew Dragon achieved soft capture with the ISS at 5:51 a.m. ET, but the high-speed space grab wasn’t over. Shortly after, 12 hooks reached out from Crew Dragon to firmly attach it to the ISS, enabling a “hard capture” of the capsule at 6 a.m. ET and marking the first successful docking of a Commercial Crew capsule at the ISS. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft docks with the International… Now playing: Watch this: No humans are on board, but the capsule isn’t empty. Locked within Crew Dragon is a flight dummy nicknamed Ripley and an anthropomorphic plushie of planet Earth designed to indicate when the capsule had reached zero gravity. In addition, the capsule carried around 400 pounds of crew supplies and equipment to the ISS to simulate future missions.  A view from onboard the Crew Dragon as it approached the ISS. SpaceX/NASA On Saturday morning, the historic launch was celebrated with cheers and applause at Kennedy Space Center, after multiple delays pushed the maiden flight back from an expected launch in 2018. The site of the landmark launch was Pad 39A, which has previously seen NASA’s Saturn rockets carry astronauts to the moon aboard Apollo spacecraft and the famous launches of NASA’s space shuttles. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk expressed his appreciation for both the SpaceX team and NASA at a post-launch press conference but noted the mental toll the experience had on him. “To be frank, I’m a little emotionally exhausted,” he sighed. “That was super stressful, but it worked… So far.”    Though the launch was a success, SpaceX still has a few more obstacles to overcome before the demonstration mission is complete. The capsule will remain docked at the ISS until March 8, then begin what is arguably the most important part of its demonstration: successfully returning to Earth. The capsule is fitted with enhanced parachutes and is set to splash down in the Atlantic Ocean. The Falcon 9 blasts off, carrying Crew Dragon for the first time. SpaceX Speaking of the Atlantic, the reusable Falcon 9 booster that launched Crew Dragon landed on the droneship Of Course I Still Love You drifting in the ocean, approximately 10 minutes after liftoff. As part of its Commercial Crew program, NASA handed contracts to both SpaceX and Boeing in 2014 to develop rockets that could send astronauts back to space. NASA hasn’t launched humans to space since 2011, when the Space Shuttle program ended. In the meantime, the agency has paid for spots on the Russian-built Soyuz spacecraft at a cost of over $80 million per seat. That makes Saturday’s success particularly important, helping chart a course for NASA to bring launches back to American soil and keep costs down.  “We want to make sure we keep our partnership with Russia, which has been very strong for a long period of time,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said before the flight. “But we also want to make sure we have our own capability to get back and forth to the International Space Station.” The Crew Dragon separates from the Falcon 9 in Earth’s shadow. SpaceX The Crew Dragon capsule is an enhanced version of SpaceX’s Dragon capsule, which has ferried cargo from Earth to the ISS on 16 previous occasions. This iteration can carry seven human passengers, which it’ll eventually shuttle to the ISS in low Earth orbit. Provided this demo mission proceeds as planned, the Crew Dragon will have to demonstrate its safety in one more “in-flight abort test,” scheduled for later this year. If it passes that test, SpaceX and NASA will finally be ready to make another giant leap, sending astronauts to the ISS from the US for the first time since 2011. last_img read more

first_imgKorean auto giant Hyundai officially launched the new variant of its entry level small car Eon in India at a price point of 3,83,130 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).The new avatar of Eon with 1.0 litre Kappa engine will go on sale in India alongside the current 800cc Eon. The Eon’s new powerful model will be available only in Magna+ variant. Powered by the advanced 1.0 litre three-cylinder engine, latest Eon is expected to churn out a power of 69PS@6,200 rpm and peak torque at 9.6 kgm at 3500 rpm. The car promises to deliver a fuel efficiency of 20.3 Kmpl (ARAI Certified).Hyundai Eon, a stylish small car offering in the domestic market competes with Maruti’s entry level cars Alto and Alto 800. With the launch of new powerful engine equipped Eon, Hyundai hopes to give stern competition to its rivals.”Hyundai Eon has been a trendsetter of style, performance, design and finesse in its segment and has received good acceptability and appreciation from its customers. Hyundai consistently innovates to meet and exceed the demands of the customer and the 1.0 litre Kappa engine now offered in Eon is an extension of our modern-premium brand philosophy and will delight our customers with unparalleled driving experience and further consolidate Hyundai’s position in the domestic market,” B S Seo, Managing Director and CEO, HMIL said at the launch.Hyundai, which is planning to expand its car line up in India, is expected to launch 2015 i20 in coming months. The car, codenamed ‘IB’ has been spied testing many times in the country, hinting that the launch is not far.In April, Hyundai registered 8.78 percent growth in domestic sales, as against the 32,403 vehicles sold in last April. The total sales of the company for the same month declined by 11.81, when compared o the 56,953 units sold in the corresponding month last year.Image credit: Hyundai press release(Ed:AJ)last_img read more

North American millennial content giant Vice Media

first_imgNorth American millennial content giant Vice Media has received US$450 million from investment firm TPG, and plans to use the funds in part to push into scripted programming.Vice CEO Shane Smith told CNBC to deal values Vice at $5.7 billion.Part of the investment will go on establishing Vice Studios, which will produce “scripted multi-screen programming”.This makes Vice the latest US content company to enter the increasingly crowded scripted market, and comes after the company launched its linear channel, Viceland, last year.Smith also said the cash would be used to “build up the largest millennial video library in the world” that would include news, food, music fashion, travel, gaming, lifestyle, scripted and feature films.Smith also indicated the library would then be used for direct-to-consumer offers – “all of which represent the future of media,” he said.“Media is probably at its most dynamic, most evolutionary time in its history,” said Smith. “With Facebook and Google taking an ever-growing piece of the online advertising pie, looming ‘skinny bundles’ and OTT/D2C offerings exploding the media status quo – networks have to be nimble, smart and fast moving.”At the Edinburgh International Television Festival last year, Smith predicted a “bloodbath” of M&A activity around the major global media players.However, some of those companies, namely 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company and its subsidiary A+E Networks, are Vice shareholders, and are now joined by TPG, meanwhile, becomes Vice’s latest shareholder, joining the likes of TPG is majority owner of LA-based talent agency CAA and owns a stake in STX Entertainment.In related news, Viceland UK has acquired five Japanese-language toons from distributor Anime Ltd.These are Sui Ashida’s Tokyo Ghoul and follow-up Tokyo Ghoul Root A, Eureka Seven, Cowboy bebop and Samurai Champloo.They will be dubbed into English and comprise a daily midnight / 12am slot from July 17.last_img read more