DEMA announces Marine Town Hall Meetings

first_img We can eat Nassau Grouper legally, soon Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Climate Change blamed for seawater woes in Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 May 2015 – Four town hall meetings coming as the Department of Maritime of Affairs begins to entertain public debate on ten contentious and critical environmental issues. The list will ask how residents feel about the ban on pelagic long line fishing… how it feels about a special licencing requirement for trap boats carrying more than 20 traps, including registration, reporting and trap placement restrictions; what are thoughts on a minimum and maximum size restriction for the Nassau Grouper; whether there should also be a minimum size for some Snappers, bonefish and whether there should be a ban on gill nets. There will be a fielding of ideas on regulations for Stone Crab, whether there should be a ban on taking Sea Cucumbers, commercial export of Sharks and Stingrays and a review of the laws governing Lionfish. The town meetings begin this Friday May 8th at the Five Cays Community Center at 7pm; South Caicos is on Monday at the DEMA office at 7pm; Tuesday May 12th for North Caicos at the Adelaide Omelar Primary and next week Friday it will be Grand Turk’s turn at Dillon Hall at 7pm. Emergency action in Grand Turk due to sea surges Recommended for you Related Items:dema, nassau grouper, town hall meetinglast_img read more

Griezmann takes one more step towards the Ballon dOr

first_imgWith Atletico Madrid’s victory against Dortmund, along came Antoine Griezmann’s stellar performance and another claim for the Ballon d’Or.There is no doubt that the Champions League is the ideal tournament for players like Saul Ñiguez and Antoine Griezmann, both of them scored this Tuesday against Borussia Dortmund and proved that Atletico Madrid isn’t dead yet.The ultimate goal this season is the grand final at the Metropolitano, a stadium that witnessed how the Colchoneros were reborn after the appalling 4-0 defeat in Dortmund a couple of weeks ago.The whole race for the Ballon d’Or is entering the final stages of the year, as the ceremony approaches there are two players who seem fit to get the award and Luka Modric isn’t one of them.The most obvious choices right now are only Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann, both players kept the highest level of competition throughout most of 2018 and they both seem to be the obvious choices for all the voters who will have a chance to select the next Ballon d’Or.There are very few other players who can be considered for the award, maybe Modric will get a few votes as Kylian Mbappé also will. But the final race will be between the Frenchman and Cristiano.Antoine Griezmann Damas y caballeros pic.twitter.com/BLHF935tqp— Antoine Griezmann Pics (@griezpics) November 6, 2018In a World Cup year, the reality is that a player from France is the obvious choice after last summer’s success from Les Bleus. The problem here has a name, it’s obviously Cristiano Ronaldo.The Portuguese forward has proved repeatedly that he is even above Lionel Messi during the last couple of years, he has won more trophies and been more important for his squads without question.After moving to Juventus during the summer, Ronaldo proved once again that he is the one who wins the matches as he already got the whole Serie A fanbase in his pocket through incredible performances week after week.But Griezmann isn’t too far behind with night like the one he just had against Borussia Dortmund this Tuesday.The sum of his whole year can actually be described with the whole play in which he scored his goal against the German squad.As he received the ball from Thomas Partey, the French star had a Dortmund defender on top of him and he managed to endure the complicated marking throughout the moments that took him to release a well-placed strike without ever giving up.borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…Never surrendering to the obstacles, that’s what Griezmann’s year has been all about.¡La joyita que nos regaló Griezmann!Así fue el gran gol que el francés marcó en #CHAMPIONSxESPN ante el Borussia Dortmund 👇 pic.twitter.com/UU5pumhxnA— Sportscenter en español (@SportsCenter_nt) November 6, 2018After the 2-0 result against Dortmund, Griezmann was questioned about the Ballon d’Or and his response proved that he finally learned to not give the subject a lot of importance.“I really don’t know anything about that, all I care is about enjoy and play football. Nights like today are the ones that give me the joy of playing for this club,” said Griezmann via Diario AS.“Maybe today’s performance gives me points for the award, the Champions League is very important for that and people talk about it a lot.”“I mean, who doesn’t want to win the Ballon d’Or, right? I believe every player dreams of winning the award, everybody has this prize in his head.”“It’s better for everybody if I score goals, but today was more important to offer a different image from the one we gave in Dortmund, that match really scarred us.”“We really wanted to prove a point tonight, we did a great job and the ones who got in as substitutes did a fantastic work. This is the path we should follow.””Les teníamos muchas ganas por el palo que nos dieron en Alemania. Hemos aprendido de nuestros errores. Teníamos muchos lesionados, pero el grupo ha respondido perfectamente. Esto es el Atleti”. Antoine Griezmann. #ChampionsMLC pic.twitter.com/KkZ9iLIQNO— #Vamos de Movistar+ (@vamos) November 6, 2018Who do you think will win the Ballon d’Or this year, Griezmann or Ronaldo? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

State Fire Marshal Issues Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

first_imgSTOW, MA — “The best way to prevent a Christmas tree fire is to water it every day, place it well away from heat sources, and dispose of it soon after the holiday,” said State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey. “Although Christmas tree fires are rare these days, they are very serious when they do occur.”According to the U.S. Fire Administration, one-quarter of home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems and one-quarter start when the tree is placed too close to a heat source such as a fireplace, woodstove, radiator or space heater.“It’s important to place your tree away from heating sources like fireplaces, woodstoves, radiators or portable heaters and make sure you don’t block your second way out of a room in case of emergency,” said State Fire Marshal Ostroskey. “You may not expect to need to that second way out or to use the balcony in winter, but always have two clear ways out of each room,” he added.“Turn off the tree when leaving the house or going to sleep,” said Ostroskey. “Consider using a timer so you won’t forget.”Selecting a Tree: Give natural trees a fresh cut at the base and place them in water immediately. When purchasing a tree, buy one that is as fresh as possible. Tap the butt on the ground and grab a branch near the top and pull your hand along it slowly. Needles should not fall off. If you bend a needle and it breaks before bending in half, it’s too dry! If you use an artificial tree, select one with a flame retardant label. Disposing of the Tree: Remove your tree soon after the holidays and take advantage of the curbside pick-up day, if available, or recycling programs.The U. S. Fire Administration website has a stunning video from the National Institute of Standards and Training (NIST) illustrating how a dry Christmas tree can act like a blowtorch in your living room and the National Fire Protection Association has side-by-side video showing a dry Christmas tree on fire and a well-watered Christmas tree on fire. The fire in a well–watered tree takes much longer to progress.Outdoor DecorationsThe State Fire Marshal offers these tips for safe use of outdoor lights:Be sure to use only lights rated for outdoor use.Consider replacing older outdoor lights with newer LED lights that are ‘greener’ and cooler.Securely anchor outdoor lights and decorations against the wind and storms with insulated holders or hooks.Use electrical connection protectors to keep water out.All outdoor electrical decorations should be plugged into a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). You can buy portable units for outdoor use, or you can have them permanently installed by an electrician.Don’t overload circuits. 15 amp circuits support 1,800 watts and 20 amp circuits support 2,400 watts.Do not drive nails, staples or tacks through wiring insulation; this can cause a fire.Bring outdoor electrical lights inside after the holidays to prevent hazards and extend their life.Smoke and CO AlarmsOstroskey said, “No one thinks they will experience a fire, but sadly so many do over the holidays. Be sure that your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are in good working order and review your home escape plan with family and guests.”For more information on fire safety, contact your local fire department or the Office of the State Fire Marshal at 1-877-9 NO FIRE or online at Winter Holiday Safety.(NOTE: The above press release is from the State Fire Marshal.)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.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedState Fire Marshal Issues Holiday Decorating Safety TipsIn “Government”State Fire Marshal Issues Holiday Decorating Safety TipsIn “Government”State Fire Marshal Issues Holiday Decorating Safety TipsIn “Government” Placing the Tree: Place your tree in a non-tip style stand with wide feet, using extra wires if needed to keep it steady. Keep doorways and exits clear. Place your tree and decorations away from heaters, fireplaces, candles, and other sources of heat.Decorating the Tree: Purchase electric holiday lights that are listed by an approved testing agency and follow the manufacturer’s directions. Consider switching to newer LED lights that are cooler and use less electricity. Inspect older lights for frayed wires or other defects. Make sure the bulbs themselves are not touching the tree, curtains, wrapped gifts, or tree skirts. Never use lighted candles as decorations. Turn off the lights when leaving the house or going to bed for the night.center_img Caring for the Tree: Make a fresh cut an inch or two off the bottom before placing it in the stand. This will help with absorption. Water a live tree every day. When the tree becomes dry, discard it promptly.last_img read more