WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Thursday, October 11, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Rain, mainly after 2pm. Areas of fog before 10am. High near 71. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.At Wilmington Public Schools: Wilmington Middle School is hosting its Third Annual WMS Has Talent from 7pm to 8:30pm in the school’s auditorium. Tickets cost $5. The show will feature vocal & instrumental performances from students, plus a circus act.In The Community: The Wilmington Community Chorus rehearses every Thursday, from 7pm to 9pm, at St. Elizabeth’s (4 Forest Street). New members welcome. No tryout required. Learn more HERE.In The Community: WCTV is holding a meet-up from 6pm to 7pm at the studios for those interested in volunteering to help film Wilmington High sports. Learn more HERE.Municipal Meeting: The Wilmington Historical Commission meets at 7pm in the Town Museum. Read the agenda HERE. Note that this meeting was originally scheduled for Tuesday night.At The Library: Thursday Baby Times at 9:30am. Time for Twos at 10:30am. Tech Buddies Drop-In at 6:30pm. Boston’s North End: An Italian American Story at 7pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Walking Group at 8am. Art Class at 10am. Aerobics at 10:30am. Knitting/Crocheting at 11am. Game Day at 1pm. Ceramics at 1pm. Homestead Seminar at 1pm. [Learn more HERE.]At Town Museum: The Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm. Come explore Wilmington’s history. Free admission.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing email@example.com. I may be able to update this post.)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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For October 17, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 28, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For September 27, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”
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Coming from a musically rich background, Sawani Shende has made a mark of her own in the Classical music genre. She started performing at the age of 10 and has never looked back since then. She has now started an international venture with the music icon Tina Turner. Read on..How did your musical journey start?The journey of my concerts started when I was invited to perform at the Pt. Vishnu Digambar Jayanti Samaroh in Delhi when I was thirteen. On the same day, I was honoured when I performed for the then President of India, R Venkatraman at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. I have come up with numerous albums since then. I have been performing abroad in concerts right since 1998. I have toured many countries like USA, Canada, Qatar, Switzerland and Germany. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ Tell us about your album Beyond and how is it different from many others?Beyond Love Within is a really unique album. It’s not just any other spiritual album but its an album comprising of three different religions and cultures – Hinduism, Christianism and Buddhism. This venture is all about female power. What are your contributions in the band that makes it special?I have chosen some traditional Hindu shlokas as well as some new self composed verses for this album in praise of Goddess Saraswati, Lami, Parvati, Durga etc. I have also sung a Meera Bhajan in this album. The striking feature is that I have composed all the tunes for the Hindu texts myself. My training in Hindustani classical music made it easier for me to adapt to the western harmonies keeping the gist , originality and grace of our material intact with its own individual identity. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHow would you define your musical philosophy?I strongly believe that music is the fastest and the nearest path to reach up to god! I sing not only to please the audience and make them happy but to please god as I want to worship Him through my singing.In our country, how easy (or difficult) is it to make a mark in the music scene? What do you think the main issues are?Our country has great musical heritage which we should be proud of. The great Indian classical music tradition is acclaimed worldwide and people have started to know the importance of this music not only for entertainment but for great spiritual values like peace and meditation. The main problem I think is that the youth should understand the importance of this rich musical heritage rather than just running behind commercial music and show biz. We should strive to preserve our own culture with pride and try to take it across Indian boundaries. Tell us a bit about your music. What defines your music and songs?My music is a blend of the kirana and Gwalior gharanas of Indian classical music. Also i love to perform semi classical genres like thumri, dadra and bhajans. I always like to combine my performance with strong traditional values as well as aesthetical valuesWhat suggestions/advice would you have for newbie’s in music?There is no shortcut to success. Music should have values of dignity, peace and meditation. You should keep on adding new things to the mainstream but at the same time be grounded to your roots. Be proud of your country and its cultural values.
3 min read Register Now » March 23, 2015 You know how it goes. You can see the glue — or paint, or suntan lotion, or honey — still in the bottle, but no amount of shaking or squeezing can get the substance to leave the container. So you throw the bottle away, wasting the contents you were hoping to use.LiquiGlide, a company created at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by a professor and one of his graduate students back in 2012, is able to reduce that waste to zero thanks to a coating that keeps the inside of containers constantly slippery. The invention has caught the attention of famed glue company Elmer’s Products, which has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with LiquiGlide for the use of such coatings in glue containers, The New York Times reports. The coating has also been licensed to a packaging company in Australia to use inside paint cans. As J. David Smith, one of LiquiGlide’s founders, told the Times, “We expect it to be ubiquitous.”The science behind the coating can be a bit tricky, but the Times explains it this way: “Essentially, the lubricant binds more strongly to the textured surface than to the liquid, and that allows the liquid to slide on a layer of lubricant instead of being pinned against the surface, and the textured surface keeps the lubricant from slipping out.” Moreover, the ingredients of the lubricant and the textured layer can be adjusted to be effective for various liquids — from paint to condiments — that each have their own particular properties and viscosities.LiquiGlide assures the coatings are non-toxic and can be created from all sorts of materials. According to its website, consumer products such as condiments or body lotion can be coated with food materials. “If you took a ketchup bottle with our coating and scraped off the coating with a knife, you could eat it and it would be completely harmless.”Related: You Can Literally Play With Fire Thanks to This Hot New GadgetFor product makers, the coating can be applied through a “simple spray coating process, using existing machinery, available on the market today,” the company states. It can be used on any smooth surface, including glass, metal and plastic.It might seem, to product companies, that the coating would cause customers to buy their products less often if they’re able to use every bit of it. Instead, LiquiGlide argues the opposite, explaining that because there’s no need for customers to ration their use of a product as it’s running out, they’ll actually consume it faster. “This will increase sales for consumer brands, as it pushes consumers to an earlier repurchase point,” the company states.While ketchup companies have not yet expressed interest, LiquiGlide plans to explore other, more industrial applications for its coating, including the pipelines and tanks used for oil, the Times reports.Earlier this month, the company received $7 million in funding from Toronto-based Roadmap Capital which will be used to move into a new laboratory in Cambridge, Mass.In 2009, Consumer Reports magazine found that sizeable percentages of various products never make it out of their packagings. Skin lotion was the worst offender, with somewhere between 17 and 25 percent of liquid staying in the bottle. Detergent, condiments and toothpaste were also wasted, as up to 16 percent, 15 percent and 13 percent of the materials were stuck to their respective containers.Related: A 5-Step Reality Check for Inventors Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global