first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 8, 2017 – Nassau – The Minister said he and his team would work until 2am this morning to ensure they contained that fire now restricted to the landfill, but which still has smoke polluting nearby Jubilee Gardens.Minister of Environment, Kenred Dorsett said it was to be another long night until they ensured the dump could resume operations.  Residential waste will be accepted at the dump from today; Industrial and Commercial trash will not be accepted until the dump is ready for it.   In speaking to media, the Minister said the problem is that the dump expanded over the years, gradually eating away at the buffer which existed between it and the nearby communities.There are currently two groups in negotiations with government to take over management of the Harold Road dump; one  is a consortium which has been in talks with The Bahamas Government for nine months now.  Hundreds were displaced by Sunday’s fire, which was exacerbated by the 35 mph winds on that day.#MagneticMediaNes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#MagneticMediaNeslast_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The American Red Cross is conducting the following upcoming blood drives in Wilmington:Thursday, August 15, 2019, 2pm-7pm: Wilmington Congregational Church (220 Middlesex Avenue)Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 1pm-7pm: Wilmington Masonic (Friendship) Lodge (32 Church Street)Interested donors can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to book an appointment, but walk-ins ARE welcome. Donors can also visit http://www.redcross.org to book an appointment.Here are some important facts about blood and the blood donation process, from the Red Cross’s website:Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day.More than 1.6 million people were diagnosed with cancer last year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.Although an estimated 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate, less than 10% actually do each year.Donating blood is a safe process. A sterile needle is used only once for each donor and then discarded.Blood donation is a simple four-step process: registration, medical history and mini-physical, donation and refreshments.Every blood donor is given a mini-physical, checking the donor’s temperature, blood pressure, pulse and hemoglobin to ensure that it is safe for the donor to give blood.The actual blood donation typically takes less than 10-12 minutes. The entire process, from the time you arrive to the time you leave, takes about an hour and 15 minutes.First time donor?  Haven’t given blood in awhile?  Read this checklist so you know what to expect.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… RelatedRed Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In WilmingtonIn “Community”Red Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In WilmingtonIn “Community”Red Cross Announces Upcoming Blood Drives In WilmingtonIn “Community”last_img read more

first_imgNOAAThe system in the western Caribbean Sea is now Tropical Storm Franklin. The storm could strengthen further after it crosses the Yucatan into the southern Gulf. Franklin could bring an increase in waves and swell to the coastal waters late this week, otherwise should have little impact on SE Texas.Closer to home periods of rain and thunderstorms will occur over SE Texas over the next few days. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches will be possible mainly north of interstate 10. Localized street or poor drainage flooding will be possible with the heavier downpours. Sharelast_img