OBITUARY Thomas H Deechan Jr 71

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Thomas H. Deechan, Jr., “Tom”, age 71, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2018. Tom was the beloved husband of Ann (Morgan) Deechan, devoted father of Alison (Deechan) Hajj & her husband James of Methuen and Thomas H. Deechan III of Wilmington. Loving “Papa” of Brooke Gill, cherished son of Marie (Blair) Deechan and the late Thomas Deechan of Falmouth, dear brother of Ann Reinhagen of California, Bill Deechan & his wife Deb of West Yarmouth, Kathy Roberts & her husband Glenn of Florida and the late Debbie Deechan. Tom is also survived by many nieces and nephews.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, November 21st at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 20th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.Donations in Thomas’ memory may be made to the American Stroke Foundation, 6405 Metcalf Ave. Suite 214, Mission, KS 66202.(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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Paul L. D’Eon, 83In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Maureen F. (McKenna) McHugh, 80In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Stephen J. Bowker, 58In “Obituaries”last_img read more

248 families shifted to shelter centres fearing landslides

first_imgA total of 248 families residing in low-lying and landslide-prone areas of Dighinala upazila in Khagrachhari have been moved to 12 shelter centres following incessant rain and bad weather in the district. Photo: UNBA total of 248 families residing in low-lying and landslide-prone areas of Dighinala upazila in Khagrachhari have been moved to 12 shelter centres following incessant rain and bad weather in the district.Many families who were evacuated with them from muddy hill areas across 4 of the unions in Dighinala took shelter at their relatives’ houses in different areas.Dighinala Project Implementation officer Md Kawsar Alam Sarkar said 122 families were moved to seven shelters in Merong union, 10 families were taken to one shelter at Boalkhali union, 96 families were taken to three shelters in Kolakhali union and 20 families went to one shelter at Babuchhora union.Merong Union Parishad chairman Rahman Kabir Ratan said at least 17 villages of his union have been flooded with torrential rain. They were providing necessary reliefs including food and medicine to the shelter centers, he said.last_img read more

Review The 8BitDo SN30 Pro Is an Elite Nintendo Switch Controller

first_imgStay on target Nintendo Switch’s official Pro controller is one of the best gaming controllers on the market. Though great, the controller lacks customization. This is where our friends at 8BitDo come to the rescue. The company has made a name for itself with its line of retro-style wireless controllers. Now, it has released its own Pro Switch controller: the 8Bitdo SN30 Pro+.Not only does the new controller look and feel great, but it also comes with software that allows for deep customization. The 8BitDo Pro+ is a must-own controller for Nintendo Switch users who wish to get more out of their system.The 8Bitdo SN30 Pro+ is physically a cross between a Super Nintendo and DualShock 4 controller. There are three variants: SN, GB, and Black editions. SN resembles the color scheme of the Super Nintendo, while GB has the look of the original GameBoy. The controller’s size and weight prevent it from feeling like a Super Nintendo controller, though it has the same texture. The SN30 Pro+ is more in line with a DualShock 4’s button layout and weight. Buttons click and spring in a satisfactory manner while the analog sticks move with just the right amount of resistance. It’s an overall comfortable device you can easily play for hours.On its own, the SN30 Pro+ is a winner. What takes it to the next level is the software that enables users to customize the controller’s functions. With the Ultimate Software program, you can remap every button and adjust the sensitivity of the analog sticks, triggers, and rumble. You can even assign one button to perform the function of many. The best part is the ease of the reprogramming process. All you need to do is install the program (found on 8BitDo’s website), plug in the controller, and customize until you’re satisfied. At the time of this writing, the program is only available for PC. A Mac version should come out soon. The controller works great out of the box and I didn’t feel the need to reprogram or adjust anything. Those who truly want a tailored experience will no doubt appreciate the depth of the software.The controller isn’t without drawbacks. It does not feature the gyroscopic function of the official Switch Pro controller. It may become difficult to progress or even play through certain games without the use of this feature. Another missing feature is NFC support, which is necessary to claim in-game Amiibo rewards. The lack of Amiibo support isn’t a deal-breaker, but the lack of gyroscopic functionality certainly could be. I’m not one hundred percent sure why the controller doesn’t have this feature (perhaps it’s to keep the price low?) but its absence will surely ruin some users’ experiences.For the purposes of testing, I played DC Universe Online, Samurai Shodown (1993), Sonic Mania, and Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection on Switch. I tried Doom (2016) and Blazing Chrome on PC. As expected, the controller functioned great across all titles. I particularly enjoyed using the D-Pad in Sonic Mania, Blazing Chrome, and Samurai Shodown. Playing modern 3D games like DCUO and Doom felt right as well.The SN 30 Pro+ is 8BitDo’s best controller yet. The slick-looking peripheral looks awesome, handles beautifully, and works with any game you can imagine. Full customization and the ease of programming nearly every facet of the controller is a huge plus. It is a feature I’d love to see in future 8BitDo controllers. Though missing NFC and gyroscopic support, it is easily the best third party controller you can buy for Switch. It also works great with your PC. My hat goes off to 8BitDo once more. I look forward to seeing how the company will top itself next time.Get the 8Bitdo Sn30 Pro+ for $49.99 on Amazon.More on’s M30 Gamepad Is the Ultimate Sega Genesis-Inspired Controller8BitDo’s New SN30 and SN30 Pro Controllers Pay Homage to the Gameboy PocketThe 8BitDo N30 Pro 2 Controller Is a Great Sequel Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch last_img read more

Apple CEO Tim Cook Apple is set to invest €17 bi

first_imgApple CEO, Tim CookApple is set to invest €1.7 billion to build and operate two European data centres that will power online services for it European customers including the iTunes Store and the App Store.The two data centres will each measure 166,000 square metres, are expected to begin operations in 2017 and will be located in County Galway, Ireland, and Denmark’s central Jutland.“We are grateful for Apple’s continued success in Europe and proud that our investment supports communities across the continent. This significant new investment represents Apple’s biggest project in Europe to date,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook.last_img

A new subscription VOD service has launched in Fra

first_imgA new subscription VOD service has launched in France.Okidoki has been available through Samsung TVs since the start of the month, offering viewers around 3,000 shows and 500 hours of content.The service, billed as a “channel bouquet”, comes from Paris-based Alchimie, with French kids TV firm Millimages providing animation.Tech firm Alchimie is offering Okidoki free for all Samsung viewers for two months, after which a subscription fee will be required.The programme offer includes animated shows, live-action series, documentaries, ‘do-it-yourself’ content and movies for young audiences.Alchimie chief business development officer Raphael Porte predicted smart TVs such as Samung “could become the main gateway to access OTT content all over the world in coming years”.The Okidoki service is being rolled out in 23 languages and will be made available for distribution “in coming weeks”, according to the company.last_img read more