Jubilee fire burning two weeks Residents asked to stay away

first_img Dump fire burning, deliberate act says Minister No arrests likely for landfill fire, says Minister Recommended for you Related Items:#FireIce, #JubileeGardensfire, #magneticmedianews, #NassauDumpFire Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 20, 2017 – Nassau – Two weeks later and that dump fire in Jubilee Gardens is still burning – a persistent situation and Minister of Environment, Kenred Dorsett gave the update that it is 90% contained.   It was said by the Minister that the 10% still burning is causing enough smoke to keep residents out of the subdivision for a little while longer says officials.Gel Tech Solutions has left, but they have also left their FireIce product for ground use.   Fletcher Air has been kept on to conduct more air drops of the product as the Minister has forecast that it will be another week before repopulation of Jubilee is encouraged.  It was explained that Environmental Health has a plan to assist with the transition back home for the hundreds of residents and that another fire in Carmichael Road is demanding EHDs support of the Fire Department as well.As for where waste and garbage is going while the landfill is being extinguished; Senior Deputy Director, Thomasina Wilson said to media that residential waste is going to the original landfill and that commercial and industrial waste is being taken to Spikenard Road where hurricane debris is usually stored.#MagneticMediaNews#JubileeGardensfire#FireIce#NassauDumpfire Air quality diminished, Acquinas monitoringlast_img read more

Three traffic deaths on three islands in The Bahamas including elderly woman

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #threetrafficdeathsonthreeislands Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau accident scene#Bahamas, December 4, 2017 – Nassau – It was a raucous weekend on the streets of The Bahamas as traffic deaths are reported on three islands –  Grand Bahama, Abaco and New Providence. A 68 year old woman died in hospital after being struck near Frobisher Drive and Hearn Lane in Freeport, around 9am on Saturday.    A Ford F150 is said to have hit the elderly woman.In Abaco, also on Saturday around 2am, a two car collision led to two deaths and two people being airlifted to Nassau after the crash in Murphy Town.   Two vehicles collided and the passenger of one and the driver in the other died as a result.    In Nassau, a man who apparently ran into a lamp pole is also recorded as a weekend traffic death.  Police were called to the scene Sunday around 1am, where a man in a Nissan Tida was discovered in the car, unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene.   The lone car crash happened on Eastern Road; it is believe the man lost control of the car somehow.#MagneticMediaNews#threetrafficdeathsonthreeislandsPhoto creditHeader: Accident scene from Abaco (Bahamas Press) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Clicking for the children

first_imgThe conclusion of CRY’s forty day long photo journalism campaign – Click Rights – Focus on the Child, was marked by an exhibition in the Capital. The exhibition displayed photographs illustrating the reasons that keep so many Indian children out of school. These photographs have been contributed by concerned citizens across the country as well as some of India’s finest photographers. The campaign is an outcome of the belief that a powerful visual can convey the situation far better than words and can inspire large scale social change. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Eminent photographers who contributed their work to the campaign include Raghu Rai, Neeraj Priyadarshi,  Sudharak Olwe, Amit Pasricha, Dinesh Khanna, Fawzan Hussain, Prashant Panjiar, Vicky Roy, Altaf Quadri, Kaushal Parekh, Mexy Xavier, Ram  Rehman and Himanshu Panchal to name a few.CRY will share the photographs collected as evidence with local and national government bodies to demand every child’s right to education. The Click Rights dossier will be shared with the HRD ministry in the month of October. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSpeaking about the campaign, Soha Moitra, Regional Director- North, CRY said, ‘Our aim was to raise public awareness about critical issues confronting children in India today by using photography as a medium.’The month long campaign witnessed a series of workshops and panel discussions on Photography for social change by eminent photographers like Raghu Rai. With a focus on the youth our campaign partners ranged from students’ groups from reputed academic institutions like IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, Institute of Home Economics, Delhi and IIM Calcutta. Corporates like HCL Technologies Foundation, MTS, HP, Mu Sigma and Mphasis and Photography Clubs like Nazar Foundation, National Academy of Photography and Photopeer supported the campaign as partners.last_img read more

Senior citizens to get Snehodiya apartments at reduced rates

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) recently reduced the charge for stay at Snehodiya — an abode for senior citizens at New Town.A single bedroom will be available at a cost of Rs 9.3 lakhs and the monthly fees amount is around Rs 24,900. Earlier, the rate was Rs 25 lakhs. This would include all meals, common services, electricity bills, housekeeping and general medical facilities. For the best double room in premium floors (9th and 10th) one needs to pay Rs 17.50 lakhs and amount of monthly fees for two persons is Rs 41, 090. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe possession of apartments in Snehodiya will be handed over after the elections. The allotment will be done strictly on the basis of lottery. Snehodiya will have all modern facilities such as wi-fi, CCTV, facilities for video-calling and a panic button, which has been installed by Webel. There will be a medical team to look after the elderly and 24X7 emergency medical services will be available. “There is no need to put on the washing machine every day, no need to dust and clean the apartment, no need to pay bills or think about changing defunct fittings. Everything will be taken care of at Snehodiya,” a Hidco official said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe habitat for senior citizens has 57 double bedrooms and 90 single bedrooms. It has been decided that 75 percent of the price paid on entry will be refunded to the occupants or their heirs in case of vacancy. It was Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who had given the name Snehodiya. The project by Hidco is a first-of-its-kind venture by any state government agency. Mackintosh Burn has constructed the building located just opposite Swapno Bhor— the citizen’s park. Swapno Bhor stands on a 3.5 acre land and has a two-storied building housing a library, an auditorium and a coffee corner.last_img read more