50 mins until launch. . . . .

Join LIVE as NASA and SpaceX team up to launch astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the ISS today.

Historic SpaceX/NASA Launch

Join us LIVE as NASA and SpaceX team up to launch astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the ISS today. This is the first time since the Space Shuttle retired that astronauts have launched from US soil, and it is the first time that humans have ever launched in a spacecraft built by a private company. Liftoff is currently targeted for 4.33pm EDT. Join us for the pre-launch coverage here.Tell us in the comments where you’re watching from!

Gepostet von IFLScience am Mittwoch, 27. Mai 2020

Message for businesses from Wessex Water

Wessex WaterThe lockdown restrictions in place over the last couple of months has meant several business premises have been forced to close which means water within the building plumbing systems will have been left stagnant.

This can cause the water quality to deteriorate within the plumbing system in a number of ways:
* Warming of water
* Growth of micro-organisms (e.g. bacteria, legionella)
* Increased leaching of metals found in plumbing (could cause discolouration)
* Taste and odour from prolonged contact with some plumbing materials

We would like to bring to your attention the steps that should be taken to remove any stagnant water and renew your water supply before your workforce return to work and use the water.

1. Identify all items that use water within the building (taps, showers, appliances, toilets, urinals, drinks machines, bathrooms, etc) and any water storage (tanks and cisterns). Anything storing water should be emptied and refilled first.
2. Then gently flush all cold-water outlets individually starting with the tap nearest to where the water enters the building and move systematically to the most distant outlet including flushing toilets. Flush until the water is cool to the touch or the same temperature as the water closest to where it enters the building.
3. Minimise the potential of creating aerosols by flushing gently, removing aerators, shower heads and any other tap inserts or attachments. Close toilet seat lids before flushing.
4. If there are any outlets that require servicing or cleaning by an external contractor (e.g. coffee machines, soft drinks machines) switch off the supply to them and do not use until a contractor can visit.
5. Once the cold water has flushed through, repeat the process with the hot water outlets.

If you have a water safety plan for the premises, this should include how to return the building water system to normal following prolonged low/no use. Complex systems involving chemical dosing systems (eg swimming pools and spa pools) please enlist the services of a professional to service the system and return to normal operation.

For more information please see the link below: Water UK – Recovering drinking water supplies in buildings and networks after prolonged inactivity guidance document https://www.water.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/WUK-briefing-note-on-recovering-drinking-water-supplies-in-buildings-and-networks.pdf https://www.hse.gov.uk/legionnaires/index.htm

If you have any specific concerns or queries regarding your water quality, please reply to water.regulations@wessexwater.co.uk<mailto:water.regulations@wessexwater.co.uk>

If you have any other enquiries regarding billing or metering, please contact your water retailer who provide your bill.

Bank Holiday Indian Takeaway tonight?

The Sundorbon, BridportThey deliver to Broadwindsor!

They are open with normal opening hours today – deliveries/collections from 5pm to 11pm.

Treat yourself to a Bank Holiday Indian Takeaway tonight

They have already started receiving online pre-orders!

Order online: www.sundorbon.co.uk
Phone us anytime: 01308 425266

#Broadwindsor #StayAtHome #EatIndian #Takeaway #StaySafe

Eco Group need more volunteers.

Eco GroupBeaminster Area Eco Group  need four more volunteers to empty the recycling bins at the Craft Centre and then take it to Bridport Recycling Centre.  Each volunteer will have two dates allocated.  All that is required are three black bin bags: one for aluminium and two for tetrapaks.

A message from Jackie RileyPlease, please wash your tetrapaks and squash them prior to popping them in the bin.  Squashing means we can fit so much more in and makes it easier for the volunteer to collect.
My first volunteer was 80 and managed it perfectly.  The recycling team were apparently very helpful.  Many thanks.  Jackie01308 868949

#Recycle #Broadwindsor #StaySafe

Dorset closed this weekend



Please do not visit us this Bank Holiday weekend – You will be welcomed back when restrictions around travel & social distancing have been lifted.

Alongside Dorset Police’s Operational colleagues – #Poole & #Purbeck #Police Officers will be targeting the #Dorset #JurassicCoast.  There are limited roads in & out of these locations. If you are from out of County you will be dealt with formally. It is crucial we protect our local communities.

We will also be Policing transport networks over the BankHoliday across Early, Late & Night shifts. You will be challenged and dealt with accordingly.

Essential travel does NOT include visits to second homes, camp sites, caravan parks or similar, whether for isolation purposes or holidays. We have been in Lockdown for a number of weeks, people must remain in their PRIMARY residence.

We’ve been given additional powers to fine those refusing to follow Government instructions so please #StayHome #ProtectTheNHS #SaveLives

If you are a local resident stopping for short periods on your exercise is permitted, but this does not include a Picnic on the Beach – You will be challenged. We ThankYou in advance for supporting us over the coming weekend.

You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions here on the Dorset Police website: https://bit.ly/3aBZ5Pk