Honoring Flag Day

first_imgIn the early morning, on any given patriotic holiday, a group of individuals convene behind a small strip mall on East Maxan Street in Port Isabel where a modest storage facility houses hundreds of American Flags, neatly, carefully and properly stored and hung on metal poles. This group of volunteers are Rotarians representing the membership of the Rotary Club of Port Isabel, and they repeat this ritual year in and year out, on every patriotic holiday, whether that day is Independence Day, Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, Patriot’s Day (9-11) or Flag Day, and the citizens and visitors to the area have come to expect the display of Red, White and Blue to ornament the roadways, storefronts, medians and even a number of residences from Laguna Vista through South Padre Island.Again, the Rotarians, are not personally compensated for their effort, but the “flag program,” as it’s come to be known, is fund-raising activity for the club, which raises around $14,000, making it the chapter’s most profitable fundraiser, according to current club president Jaqui Dempsey. She went on to add that proceeds earned through the effort go towards the club’s numerous community projects, such as it’s well known scholarship fund, and book and dictionary program, in which local school children receive a book and later a dictionary early in their careers as PI-ISD students.Dempsey said the program was initiated in 2006 by then club member Shelly Hulse and club president Rick Ridolfi. The program’s first year encompassed between 80-100 flags. Today, closer to 400 flags are displayed throughout the greater Laguna Madre area. The program works by residents or business owners or managers contacting a local Rotarian and asking to be billed to have any amount of flags displayed in front of their home, businesses, building or office on every patriotic holiday. Prices range from $25 to $75 per flag, depending on the number of flags ordered per customer. Residential flag displays start at $50.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Volunteer group observes patriotic holidayBy PAMELA CODYSpecial to the PRESS Sharecenter_img Related9/11 flag display nixed due to rainBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The threat of severe rain kept the Rotary Club of Port Isabel from setting over 300 American flags out for display in honor of Patriot’s Day Friday. “It’s just bad flag etiquette, if there’s not a light on the flag, to just leave…September 19, 2015In “News”Shrimp & Fish Fry with a twistBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com February 5, 2015 Tie on a bib and bring your appetite because it’s time again for the annual Shrimp & Fish Fry hosted by the Rotary Club of Port Isabel. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday…February 6, 2015In “News”Patriotic Parade: Revelers don red, white and blue for beachside holiday processionBy PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS Waving flags and wearing the good old red, white and blue, hundreds gathered on the Gulf shores of South Padre Island Wednesday morning to march in the Annual Independence Day Parade. This year’s event enjoyed a record turnout, with many who were taking…July 6, 2018In “News”last_img read more

Lady Tarpons hosting ‘Volley at the Beach’

first_imgBy LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSIt’s tournament season for the Port Isabel High Lady Tarpon volleyball team.  This week, they’re hosting their annual Volley at the Beach Tournament, which was set to begin with pool play on Thursday.Last week the Lady Tarpons played in the season’s first tournament at McAllen.  And while her team didn’t win a match, Head Coach Julie Breedlove definitely saw some positives in the girls’ play and general attitude.“I was satisfied with the girls’ play,” Coach Breedlove told the PRESS Monday.  “I think they did well.  Some of the teams had a little bit of a height advantage on us, especially PSJA Memorial and, of course, Los Fresnos,” she said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedP.I. Hosting Volley at the Beach TourneyBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team is hosting its annual Volley at the Beach tournament this weekend.  Twelve teams, representing schools big and small, are on hand for the three-day event which got underway on Thursday. P.I.’s second tournament in as many…August 19, 2016In “News”Lady Tarpons host Volley at the BeachBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons are hosting their annual Volley at the Beach tournament this weekend. First round matches were played Thursday and the event concludes this Saturday afternoon. The Press sat with head P.I. coach, Julie Breedlove, earlier this week and…August 16, 2019In “News”Lady Tarpons Take 3rd at Beach Volley TourneyBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS A week can make a huge difference. At the Poundfest Tournament in McAllen two weeks ago, the Port Isabel High Lady Tarpon volleyball team won exactly two matches out of nine and did not come close to the championship bracket of the event.…August 28, 2015In “News”last_img read more

Saat Take Off and Landing, Penutup Jendela Pesawat Wajib Dibuka, Inilah Sebabnya!

first_imgwww.independent.co.uk Ternyata saat pesawat lepas landas dan mendarat tak hanya lampu yang dimatikan atau diredupkan, tetapi penutup jendela pun harus dibuka. Tapi tahukah apa alasan penutup jendela tersebut harus dibuka? Padahal baik di tutup atau di buka pun tak akan ada udara yang masuk dalam kabin pesawat, karena kabin pesawat seperti ruang hampa yang hanya memiliki udara dari pesawat itu sendiri.Baca juga: Ingin Bawa Anak Naik Pesawat? Perhatikan Beberapa Poin Penting IniKabarPenumpang.com mencari alasannya dari independent.co.uk, para ahli kemudian mengungkapkan alasan terkait penutup jendela pesawat yang harus dibuka. Ternyata ini adalah hal penting yakni untuk keselamatan penumpang dan mungkin dalam pikiran Anda hal ini hanya masalah sepele. Petugas Keselamatan Penerbangan dan pengamat aviasi, Saran Udayakumar mengatakan pada pengguna Quora bahwa pada kasus darurat di pesawat awak kabin hanya memiliki waktu 90 detik untuk melakukan evakuasi. Ini juga memungkinkan awak kabin menyiapkan para penumpang dalam pesawat terbang untuk penyelamatan dan pengungsian dengan cepat. Sebab, masalah ini agar petugas darurat bisa melihat keluar dari dalam kabin untuk mengecek situasi di luar.Baca juga: Yuk! Intip Tempat Istirahat Awak Kabin Virgin Australia“Penumpang penasaran, oleh karena itu mereka adalah mata ekstra yang sempurna untuk melihat apakah ada yang tidak beres di luar sana. Biasanya penumpang langsung melaporkan jika terjadi keadaan darurat mendadak. Karena itu bila penutup jendela terbuka, kru bisa dengan mudah melihat kondisi luar untuk membantu mereka dalam merencanakan evakuasi yakni dengan pintu digunakan untuk evakuasi,” ujar Udayakumar.David Robinson, seorang Aeronautical Industry Professional memberikan penjelasan lebih lanjut. Dia mengatakan,jika Anda bisa menyesuaikan diri dengan kondisi cahaya rendah sebelum terjadi insiden yang tidak baik, ada kemungkinan Anda akan memiliki kapasitas visual 1000 kali lebih baik dibandingkan bila tiba-tiba berada dalam kegelapan dan hanya memiliki waktu untuk turun dari pesawat selama 90 detik.Baca juga: Selain Mesin, Yuk Kenali Arti Suara-Suara di Dalam Kabin Pesawat“Ada beberapa kasus di mana penumpang melihat terjadinya masalah teknis dengan melihat kondisi sayap atau mesin. Tentu saja, ini sangat jarang terjadi,” ujar salah seorang pilot, Kare Lohse. Sebenarnya tak hanya lampu yang redup dan penutup jendela di buka, tetapi meja yang berada di depan penumpang juga harus dilipat untuk memudahkan bila terjadi keadaan darurat dan lebih cepat keluar dari tempat duduk mereka.Baca juga: Adakah Yang Berbeda Antara Pramugari dan Awak Kabin?Pada bulan Januari 2009, penumpang Flight 1549 mendarat di Sungai Hudson dalam apa yang oleh Walikota disebut keajaiban di Hudson. Sebanyak 150 penumpang di atas pesawat selamat dan bekerja sama dengan kru untuk menilai situasi dan menjamin keselamatan sesama penumpang.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedSengkarut Soal Tirai Jendela di Pesawat, Antara Ruang Privasi dan ‘Berbagi’ Pemandangan untuk Penumpang Lain01/10/2019In “Featured”Ada Tanda Segitiga Misterius di Kabin Pesawat, Apakah Artinya?13/09/2017In “Bandara”Bingkai Jendela di Kabin Pesawat Lepas, Mengerikan Tapi Jangan Keburu Panik14/12/2017In “Domestik”last_img read more

Entaskan Kemacetan, BYD Luncurkan Straddle Monorail Perdana di Yinchuan

first_imgWalaupun melaju dengan kecepatan yang bisa dibilang tidak pelan, namun pengoperasian dari SkyRail ini terbilang cukup sunyi, berkat penambahan teknologi yang membuat suara yang ditimbulkan tidaklah terlalu bising. Direncanakan, SkyRail ini akan melintasi beberapa gedung perkantoran, yang notabene selalu menimbulkan kemacetan dikala peak hours.“Sistem transit massal merupakan solusi yang diperlukan untuk mengurangi kemacetan lalu lintas di kota-kota besar. Peluncuran SkyRail menunjukkan bagaimana produk inovatif BYD dapat membantu mengurangi kemacetan di daerah perkotaan di seluruh dunia,” ungkap Direktur Utama BYD, Wang Chuanfu dilansir dari sumber yang terpisah.Sumber: CleanTechnica.comDiagendakan, Skyrail akan menguji coba monorail ini pada bulan Oktober mendatang, bertempat di Shenzhen. Lebih lanjut, BYD juga akan membangun lebih banyak jalur SkyRail yang tersebar di 20 kota di Cina para tahun 2018 yang akan datang.Sistem perdana SkyRail di Yinchuan memiliki panjang jalur sekitar 5,7 km, yang mencakup delapan stasiun di dalamnya. Rencananya, Yinchuan akan memperluas jalur monorail mereka hingga 300km dalam waktu beberapa  tahun ke depan. Diketahui, pembangunan konstruksi SkyRail dimulai sejak bulan April kemarin dengan waktu pengerjaan selama empat bulan dengan biaya keseluruhan sekitar 600 juta yuan (US$91 juta) atau setara dengan Rp1,2 triliun.Baca Juga: Thailand Setujui Mega Proyek Kereta Peluru dengan CinaBerkaca ke dalam negeri, dimana hingga saat ini, warga Jakarta masih menunggu hadirnya sistem transportasi masa depan mereka, yaitu jaringan Metro Jakarta atau yang lebih dikenal dengan nama Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Jakarta. Dapat dibayangkan kapan Indonesia bisa mengoperasikan sistem monorail tipe straddle seperti SkyRail di Cina?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedMampu Angkut 250 Penumpang, BYD Automobile Luncurkan Bus Listrik Terpanjang di Dunia08/04/2019In “Bus dalam kota”Tak Mau Kalah dengan Eropa, India Kini Hadirkan Kereta Cepat29/04/2018In “Darat”60 Tahun Beroperasi, Monorail di Kebun Binatang Ueno Tokyo Harus Pensiun25/11/2019In “Darat” Sumber: Techinasia.com Sebagai langkah untuk mengurangi masalah kemacetan yang terjadi, sebuah manufaktur otomotif yang berbasis di Xi’an, Cina, BYD meluncurkan SkyRail di Yinchuan, Ibu Kota Ningxia Hui pada Jumat (1/9/2017) kemarin. SkyRail sendiri merupakan layanan kereta monorel komersial pertama yang dimiliki oleh BYD. Selain menjadi solusi strategis untuk masalah kemacetan lalu lintas, SkyRail juga merupakan alternatif transit kereta api dengan banyak keuntungan, salah satunya adalah biaya modal yang rendah.Baca Juga: Berkiblat ke Jerman, Cina Hadirkan Skytrain Generasi TerbaruDilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman newatlas.com (5/9/2017), SkyRail merupakan sistem monorail tipe straddle pertama di Cina yang dikembangkan dalam lima tahun terakhir dan sudah menghabiskan dana sekitar US$760 juta atau setara dengan Rp 10,1 triliun. Sistem SkyRail di Cina memiliki tujuh rangkaian kereta, dimana masing-masing rangkaian terdiri dari tiga gerbong. Setiap gerbong dapat mengangkut sekitar 170 penumpang dan mampu melaju hingga kecepatan 80 km per jam.last_img read more

Argonaut Weekly: Week 1 Recap

first_img Share Argonauts of the Week Alex Dumond (left) and Anna Stoecklein Argonaut Weekly: Week 1 Recapcenter_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – In a successful opening weekend for the Argonauts, the West Florida men’s soccer, women’s soccer and volleyball teams went undefeated and the men’s and women’s cross country teams had strong showings at their first meet.  The UWF volleyball team picked up three victories at the Comfort Inn-vitational to highlight the home action on Friday and Saturday, and the No. 2 Argos women’s soccer team also picked up wins in the team’s two matches at the ArgoFanShop.com Invitational.ARGONAUTS OF THE WEEKAlex DumondMen’s SoccerJunior DefenderAlthough he came off the bench in both games, junior defender Alex Dumond (Delray Beach, Fla./Jefferson) was an impact player for the Argonauts on offense and defense.  Dumond played the second half in Thursday’s 3-0 win at Spring Hill, helping limit the Badgers to three shots during the half.  On Saturday, Dumond provided the offensive punch, scoring once in the first half on an overlapping run from the back and then heading in the game-winner on a corner kick in overtime.Anna StoeckleinVolleyballSophomore Libero/Defensive SpecialistSophomore Anna Stoecklein (St. Charles, Mo./Missouri) had a stellar first weekend for the UWF volleyball team, leading the Argos to a 3-0 record.  Stoecklein totaled 45 digs over the three matches, averaging 4.5 per set.  Her top mark of the weekend included a 24-dig performance in Friday’s season opening win over Southern Indiana.–WEEK IN REVIEWVolleyball9/3 vs. Southern Indiana: 3-1 W9/3 vs. Eckerd: 3-0 W9/4 vs. Missouri-St. Louis: 3-0 WHead Coach Melissa Wolter recaps the week:–Women’s Soccer9/3 vs. Nova Southeastern: 2-1 W (OT)9/5 vs. Barry: 3-2 WSophomore Tori Fish recaps the week:–Men’s Soccer9/2 @ Spring Hill: 3-0 W9/4 vs. Tennessee Wesleyan (@ Baylor School): 3-2 W (OT)Sports Information Director Matt Rowley recaps the week:–Cross CountryMen – @ George Kyte Invitational: 5th of 10Women – @ Georgia Kyte Invitational: 7th of 10Head Coach John Bergen recaps the week:–For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Men’s and Women’s Golf Ranked in Preseason National Poll

first_imgMen’s and Women’s Golf Ranked in Preseason National Poll Share NEW YORK, N.Y. – The 2010 golf preseason coaches’ polls were released on Wednesday and both West Florida’s men’s and women’s golf teams received top 25 rankings in the country.The West Florida men’s golf team will start their season ranked No. 11 in the Division II Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches Poll. The Argos finished last season ranked No. 12. Regional opponent Florida Southern takes No. 1 honors while Gulf South Conference opponents North Alabama (No. 7) and Valdosta State (No. 25) also receive a ranking within the top 25 D II Men’s Golf programs. The Argos will be led by returners Ryan Black, Otto Bonning and Blake Olson, the GSC Freshman of the Year.  West Florida will open the season on September 17-18 at The McLaughlin in Farmingdale, N.Y.The Argonauts women’s golf team will start the season ranked No. 22 in the Division II Golf World/NGCA Coaches Poll. The Argos finished last season ranked No. 24. Regional opponent Florida Southern received No. 2 honors. Three-time GSC Player of the Year Bhavna Shetty leads the group of returners for UWF. West Florida will open the season on September 13-14 at the Queens University Invitational in Ponte Vedra, Fla.For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#GOLF WORLD/NIKE GOLF COACHES’ POLLMen’s Division II – Preseason EditionRank   Team                                      Points     NCAA1.         Florida Southern (12)              434         12.         Barry (1)                                  421         5 3.         Nova Southeastern                  378         64.         Chico State (1)                        358         35.         Lynn                                        314         96.         Georgia College (1)                 312         DNP7.         North Alabama                       287         DNP8.         Sonoma State (1)                    273         4 9.         Central Missouri (2)                269         210.       CSU-Stanislaus                       263         1311.       West Florida                           225         DNP12.       Lander                                     223         DNP13.       CSU-Monterey Bay                169         1114.       Central Oklahoma (1)             154         DNP15.       Abilene Christian                    152         DNP16.       Columbus State                       136         DNP17.       Belmont Abbey                       132         DNP18.       Ferris State                              130         T-719.       Indianapolis                            129         DNP20.       Barton                                     111         DNP            St. Edward’s                           111         DNP22.       Western Washington               94           T-723.       USC Aiken                             86           DNP 24.       Queens U.                               83           DNF25.       Valdosta State                        81           DNP GOLF WORLD/NGCA COACHES’ POLLWomen’s Division II – Preseason EditionRank   Team                                      Points     NCAA1.         Nova Southeastern (16)          447         Won2.         Florida Southern                     411         3 3.         Rollins                                     410         24.         Tarleton State (1)                    386         45.         Grand Valley State                 380         66.         Barry (1)                                  321         DNP7.         CSU-Monterey Bay                319         78.         Sonoma State                          314         5 9.         Belmont Abbey                       265         DNP10.       Indianapolis                            234         911.       St. Edward’s                           219         DNP12.       Grand Canyon                        217         DNP13.       California U. (Pa.)                   193         814.       St. Leo                                    190         DNP15.       Newberry                                162         DNP16.       Lynn                                        131         DNP17.       Angelo State                           129         DNP18.       Western Washington               127         DNP19.       Ashland                                   122         DNP20.       Carson Newman                     119         DNP21.       Drury                                       99           DNP22.       West Florida                           91           DNP23.       West Texas A&M                   90           DNP24.       Nebraska-Omaha                    74           DNP 25.       Augustana                               72           10Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Argos Remain No. 1 in NCAA Baseball Regional Rankings

first_img Dustin Brenton (Photo by Bill Stockland) Argos Remain No. 1 in NCAA Baseball Regional Rankings INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The West Florida baseball team held its No. 1 spot in the NCAA Division II regional rankings released on Wednesday.  The Argonauts hope to hold the top spot in the South Region through Sunday, May 15, when the NCAA is scheduled announce the Division II tournament field in a selection show at 9 p.m. CT on NCAA.com.Eight teams from the region will earn a trip to the NCAA Division II South Regional, scheduled for May 19-23.  Southern Arkansas from the Gulf South Conference (GSC), Stillman from the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), and Barry from the Sunshine State Conference (SSC) have already earned automatic qualifiers as their respective conference champions.The five at-large bids will be awarded to the highest remaining ranked teams in the region.  The top-ranked team is eligible to host the tournament, providing it placed a bid to host and has adequate facilities and accommodations for teams and fans.  If UWF is elected to host the regional tournament, it will mark the first time the school has hosted NCAA baseball postseason play.The Argonauts (44-8, 17-3 GSC) went 2-2 at the GSC Tournament, falling to eventual champion Southern Arkansas in the second round and to Harding in the loser’s bracket.  An NCAA Tournament appearance in 2011 would be the team’s second in a row and third in program history.For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. NCAA Division II Baseball Regional RankingsPrint Friendly Versioncenter_img Sharelast_img read more

Game Notes: UWF looks to remain unbeaten at home against GSC foes

first_imgPENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida women’s basketball looks to rebound from its second conference loss of the season when it hosts Valdosta State Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. at the UWF Field House.The Argonauts’ loss at West Georgia Jan. 12 snapped a four-game winning streak, but UWF has a four-game home winning streak heading into the weekend. UWF is tied for first in the GSC standings while VSU is tied for eighth, and the Blazers are on a four-game losing streak. Argos Receive Votes in WBCA PollUWF received nine votes in the latest Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association poll. The Argos tied for the 33rd-most votes.It’s the first time UWF has received votes since Jan. 14, 2013 of last season when it received one vote. The team has now received votes in two polls under coach Stephanie Lawrence Yelton. Brewer Earns 4th GSC Freshman of WeekToni Brewer was named the GSC Freshman of the Week for the fourth time this season. She has earned half of the GSC FOW awards. Brewer led UWF with 21 points and eight rebounds while going 10-for-18 from the field against West Alabama Jan. 10. She scored 10 points with seven rebounds Jan. 5 against Christian Brothers. Leading the ConferenceAs a team, UWF leads the GSC in blocks (3.8), defensive Rebounds (30), offensive rebounds (17), rebound margin (10.3), field goal percentage defense (34.5) and three-point field goal defense (22.8). The Argos are second in scoring defense (56.5) and third in scoring margin (9.5), steals (8.8) and turnover margin (1.46).Individually, Brianna Williams is second in the GSC in steals (2.62), Kelly Preston is third in blocks (1.23) and Jasmine Wigfall is sixth in blocks (0.92). Katie Bobos is tied for fourth in rebounds with Toni Brewer (8.9). Brewer is also sixth in field goal percentage (45.0). In the NationIn NCAA Division II, UWF ranks fourth in three-point field goal defense, ninth in rebound margin, 14th in scoring defense, 21st in defensive rebounds, 22nd in field goal percentage defense and 23rd in offensive rebounds.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

UWF softball announces schedule changes

first_imgPENSACOLA, Fla.  – The University of West Florida softball program announced that they will move its doubleheader against Miles College to Wednesday, March 25 starting at 3 p.m. CT. The Argonauts (6-20, 3-12 GSC) will face off with the Golden Bears (0-13, 0-0 SIAC) at the UWF Softball Complex for a non-conference match-up. The most up to date information can be found at GoArgos.com and immediate updates can be found on West Florida Athletics social media channels at Facebook.com/GoArgos and Twitter.com/GoArgos For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS# — www.GoArgos.com –Print Friendly Versionlast_img

UWF Slipped Up in Series Opener Against Rollins, 4-1

first_img at Rollins 2/10/2017 – 7:00 pm ET Next Game: Preview Live Stats Watch Livecenter_img Full Schedule Roster BOX SCORE WINTER PARK, Fla. – The UWF baseball team ran into Rollins starter Brad Case who held the Argos to three hits over seven innings of work to lead Rollins to a 4-1 victory on Friday night.  “You got to tip your cap to their pitcher (Case). He really threw an outstanding ballgame and had us behind the eight-ball for most of the game,” said Argonaut head coach Mike Jeffcoat. “Their pitching did great, we didn’t adjust and it’s hard to win those type of games.”UWF (1-4) starter JT Granat was handed his second loss of the season after six innings of work, allowing three runs and six hits while striking out seven and walking none. Rollins (4-0) posted a two-run second inning and added a single run in the sixth and in the eighth to build its lead. The lone run to cross the plate for the Argos came via a Justin Ambrosino sacrifice fly in the seventh. Brandon Harmon was the only Argonaut with a multi-hit performance, going 2-for-4. With Nic Strasser at third base and two down, freshman Trevor Payne hit a ball to the warning track in right-centerfield, but Tars right fielder Nick Breen was able to reel in Payne’s liner to end a potential game-changing threat. Jared Gonzalez took over on the mound for UWF and allowed one run on three hits over two innings of work. The Argonaut pitching staff collectively posted 10 strikeouts while walking no one. “I thought Granat through well, I thought Gonzalez came in behind him and threw well. The pitching was a lot better tonight. Hopefully, we can get something going tomorrow and get the momentum on our side,” said Jeffcoat. The Argos and Tars continue its series tomorrow with a 1:00 p.m. ET contest in Winter Park.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more