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Lynda Boyd

Lynda Boyd is a Canadian actress, dancer and writer. She is best known for her roles in the Hollywood films Final Destination 2, An Unfinished Life, She's the Man, On Thin Ice, with Diane Keaton, she had minor roles in I Spy, About A Girl, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Intern Academy. She was the voice of Cologne in Ranma 1/2, the voice of Viv the bunny on the Sunbow cartoon series Littlest Pet Shop, she played the lead role for four seasons in WTN's You, Me, the Kids. Boyd wrote three of the episodes. Boyd appeared as recurring villainess Dana Whitcomb in six episodes of SyFy Channel's Sanctuary from 2008-2009. Boyd has garnered Gemini Award nominations for ABC Family Channel's Falcon Beach and Republic of Doyle. A singer for many years, Boyd has starred in such musicals as The Rocky Horror Show and Dolls, Little Shop of Horrors, she sang and toured with The Blenders band in the 1980s. Boyd is starring in the Canadian drama/comedy series Republic of Doyle as the character Rose Miller. In 2010, she was nominated for a Gemini Award in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for her role on the show.

On August 3, 2011, Boyd rowed in the legendary Royal St. John's Regatta for the Republic of Doyle sponsored women's crew, they came in second. Boyd said. Boyd was cast as a series regular in the role of Randy, opposite Christina Hendricks and Tim Roth in the western television series Tin Star debuting in 2017. Lynda Boyd on IMDb Lynda Boyd's Official Site Lynda Boyd on Twitter

Nightflyers (film)

Nightflyers is a 1987 American science fiction horror film based on Nightflyers, a 1980 novella by George R. R. Martin; the film is about a group of scientists who begin a space voyage to find a mysterious alien being, in the process are victimized by the ship's malevolent computer. Catherine Mary Stewart as Miranda Dorlac Michael Praed as Royd Eris John Standing as Michael D'Brannin Lisa Blount as Audrey Glenn Withrow as Keelor James Avery as Darryl Annabel Brooks as Eliza Michael Des Barres as Jon Winderman The film is based on a novella that appears in George R. R. Martin's 1985 short story collection. Written in 1980, the 23,000-word novella was published by Analog Science Fiction and Fact. In 1981, at the request of his editor at the time, James Frenkel, Martin expanded the story into a 30,000-word piece, published by Dell Publishing, together with Vernor Vinge's True Names, as part of their Binary Star series. In the extended version, Martin supplied additional backstory on several characters, named secondary characters which were not named in the original version.

Nightflyers is set in the same fictional "Thousand Worlds" universe as several of Martin's other works, including Dying of the Light, Sandkings, A Song for Lya, "The Way of Cross and Dragon", "With Morning Comes Mistfall", the stories collected in Tuf Voyaging. Screen and television rights were purchased by Vista in 1984, which produced a 1987 film adaptation with a screenplay co-written by Martin, with writer/producer Robert Jaffe, it was directed by Robert Collector, using the pseudonymn "T. C. Blake" as he left before post-production was completed. According to Martin, writer/producer Robert Jaffe adapted his script from the shorter novella version, since all the secondary characters had different names than the ones he chose in the expanded version; the film grossed $1,149,470. Martin was unhappy about having to cut plot elements in order to accommodate the film's small budget. While not a hit at theatres, Martin believes that the film saved his career, that everything he has written since exists in large part because of it.

The film was released on VHS, LaserDisc in 1988 by International Video Entertainment. Nightflyers on IMDb Martin on Nightflyers

Masally District

Masally is the administrative area in the south of Azerbaijan. This territory borders on Lankaran, Yardimli, Neftchala districts. In the east, the district is washed by the Caspian Sea, in the west it approaches Talish mountains, Burovar ridge. Height of the territory reaches 917 metres. There are geothermal springs in Masally. Average temperature is 2.1 °C in January, 24.6 °C in July. The amount of annual precipitation is 600–800 millimetres. Vilash is the largest river of the district. There are broad-leaved forests of Girkan type-chestnut-leaved oak, beech, Persian ironwood tree, Girkan boxwood, Caucasian persimmon and others in the mountainous part of the district. Total area of the district's forests equals 16,870 hectares. There are 107 villages in Masally. Masally rayon was originated in 1930; the territory of the district was the part of Arkevan area of Lankaran rayon. Before that, the territory of the district belonged to ancient Atropatena states, it was included into Talish khanate in the middle of XVIII century.

The head of Masally rayon is chief executive. Chief executives: Safarov Azer Fattah oglu-till September 30, 2004 Aliyev Ogtay Jalil oglu-from September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2006 Agayev Gazanfar Arif oglu-since September 30, 2006 Huseynov Rafil İsrafil oglu-since April 14, 2012 The center of the district is the city of Masally. Average population density is 159 people per km². Boradigah township, Arkevan, Gizilagaj, Teze Alvadi, Chakhirli villages are the other largest population aggregates; the number of populations in Masally district was 221,5 thousand people and the density was 308/1 km2 for January 1, 2017. At the beginning of 2018, total number of people was 223,8 thousand, which 113,5 thousand of them were men and 110,3 thousand of them were women; the number of people who live in the urban areas of Masally district was 50,8 thousand, while 173,0 thousand people lived in rural areas. Total area of the district is 72097 ha. 22783 ha of the territory belongs to the state. 16663 ha of this area is covered with forests, which Forest Agriculture department owns 15960 ha, the rest 703 ha is for domestic economy.

440 ha area is included to water fund and 4609 ha area belongs to the state reserve fund. Municipality owns 18738 ha of the area. 560 ha of this territory is for the perspective development of municipality bodies and 1393 ha of area belongs to the reserve fund of the municipality.30576 ha of the area is private property. 26911 ha of the territory is privatized and 3665 ha belong to the local people. 2,0 million manat were granted to the executive of Masally District for the acceleration of the socio-economic development in the region by the decree of the president dated on 15 March 2012. Agriculture, industry and telecommunication are the cores of economy in Masally district. In January–December 2015, there was 37366 thousand manat worth of goods and service production in the Masally industry, it is more 4,6 % more than the previous year. 85,1 percent of the total industrial production was goods and 14,9 percent was services. In 2015, cargo transportation by automobiles was 2368 thousand ton, it is 113 thousand ton more than the previous year.

Transportation of passengers was 13324 thousand persons, 813 thousand people more than the previous years. The total worth of transportation was 10832,4 thousand manat in 2015. In 2015, the total worth of telecommunication services was 1375 thousand manat, it is 5.4% more than the previous year. The construction of the museum stated in 2014 and completed in 2016; the president Ilham Aliyev attended the opening of the museum. The museum has an exhibition hall, administrative room, ideological center and drawing gallery; the museum has more than 7000 exhibits, which illustrates the history of Masally from Eneolithic period to 20th century. Exhibits include sculptures, drawings, photos, arts and documents

Zinc pest

Zinc pest known as zinc rot and mazak rot, is a destructive, intercrystalline corrosion process of zinc alloys containing lead impurities. While impurities of the alloy are the primary cause of the problem, environmental conditions such as high humidity may accelerate the process, it was first discovered to be a problem in 1923, affects die-cast zinc articles that were manufactured during the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s. The New Jersey Zinc Company developed zamak alloys in 1929 using 99.99% pure zinc metal to avoid the problem, articles made after 1960 are considered free of the risk of zinc pest since the use of purer materials and more controlled manufacturing conditions make zinc pest degradation unlikely. Affected objects may show surface irregularities such as small cracks and fractures, blisters or pitting. Over time, the material expands, cracking and warping in an irreversible process that makes the object exceedingly brittle and prone to fracture, can shatter the object, destroying it altogether.

Due to the expansion process, attached normal material may be damaged. The occurrence and severity of zinc pest in articles made of susceptible zinc alloys depends both on the concentration of lead impurities in the metal and on the storage conditions of the article in the ensuing decades. Zinc pest is dreaded by collectors of vintage die-cast model trains, toys, or radios, because rare or otherwise valuable items can inescapably be rendered worthless as the process of zinc pest destroys them; because castings of the same object were made from various batches of metal over the production process, some examples of a given toy or model may survive today unaffected, while other identical examples may have disintegrated. Since the 1940s, some model railroad hobbyists have claimed, with varying degrees of success, that a method of "pickling" zinc alloy parts by soaking them in vinegar or oxalic acid solution for several minutes before painting and assembling them could prevent or delay the effects of zinc pest.

Engine parts of older vehicles or airplanes, military medals made of zinc alloys may be affected. Zinc pest is different from a superficial white corrosion oxidation process that may affect some zinc articles, is not related to tin pest. Bronze disease

WWA Reckoning

The Reckoning was the fifth and final professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling All-Stars. The event took place on May 25, 2003 at the North Shore Events Centre in New Zealand; the event aired via tape delay in the United States on June 8, 2003. Six professional wrestling matches; the main event was a title unification match between the WWA World Heavyweight Champion Sting and the NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Jarrett, in which Jarrett defeated Sting to unify the WWA title into the NWA title. The WWA International Cruiserweight Championship was unified into the TNA X Division Championship in a four-way match, with the X Division Champion Chris Sabin defeating International Cruiserweight Champion Jeff Jarrett, Frankie Kazarian and Johnny Swinger to unify the titles; the event kicked off with a match between Mark Mercedes. Mercedes cut a promo before the match. Steiner performed a diving bulldog on Mercedes for the win. Next, Puppet took on Meatball in a three-way midget match.

Near the end of the match, Puppet was sent out of the ring after Puppet and Meatball missed a double team move on Teo and Teo followed by hitting a tiger feint kick and a senton bomb for the win. Next, Konnan took on Devon Storm in a hardcore match. Near the end of the match, Storm set up the guard rail and placed Konnan on it and Storm hit a diving splash on Konnan for the win. A four-way title unification match took place in which the WWA International Cruiserweight Championship would be unified into the TNA X Division Championship, with the International Cruiserweight Champion Jerry Lynn competing against the X Division Champion Chris Sabin, Johnny Swinger and Frankie Kazarian. Near the end of the match, Lynn hit a cradle piledriver to Kazarian and covered him for the pinfall but Sabin broke up the pinfall and Lynn and Swinger continued to brawl on the floor, allowing Sabin to hit a Future Shock on Kazarian to win the match and unify the International Cruiserweight Championship into the X Division Championship.

Next, Shane Douglas made his WWA debut and insulted the crowd and Sabu on the question if Extreme Championship Wrestling was built around Sabu or himself. He claimed that he would beat Sabu but Joe E. Legend appeared and stopped Douglas from competing against Sabu and volunteered to take his place against Sabu and Douglas provided color commentary for the match while Legend competed against Sabu in the predominant match. Near the end of the match, Sabu hit an Arabian Facebuster to Legend for the win. Douglas attacked Sabu with his cast after the match. Former WWA Commissioner Bret Hart returned to WWA and cut an emotional promo discussing several aspects of his life and career including his stroke and paid tribute to the deceased Owen Hart, Davey Boy Smith, Curt Hennig, Miss Elizabeth; the main event was a title unification match, in which the WWA World Heavyweight Champion Sting took on the NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Jarrett. Joe E. Legend interfered in the match and tried to hit Sting with Jarrett's guitar but Rick Steiner snatched the guitar from Legend allowing Sting to hit three Stinger Splashes on Jarrett and Sting applied a Scorpion Deathlock.

Steiner turned on Sting by hitting him with the guitar, allowing Jarrett to win the match and unify the WWA World Heavyweight Championship into the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Reckoning received mixed reviews from critics. Crazy Max staff wrote "Well the title unification matches were both good with the four way being more exciting. Other that though nothing worth noting at all. Again another show, good enough to sit through but not good enough to recommend."Peter Kent of 411Mania gave mixed reviews on the event, praising the four-way title unification match and stating "if I were to make a 3 hour “Best of 2003” tape, I think this four way would be a great pick as the first match of the tape." He praised the production quality and the great crowd reaction. Professional wrestling in New Zealand List of WWA pay-per-view events The Reckoning results at Pro Wrestling History