Civic center construction hits snags

first_imgShown is the site of the future Port Isabel events center, where construction has been delayed. (Staff photo by Ray Quiroga)By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZSpecial to the PRESSReports have surfaced regarding problems with the construction of the new Port Isabel events center.Those reports were confirmed on Thursday when City Manager Edward P. Meza said that the construction is facing several utility issues, but he also said that those issues would not delay construction or cost the taxpayers any more money.“There have been some unforeseen items that have delayed the project,” said Meza. “According to our contractors it’s still on schedule. We had utilities that were going through the property on one side that delayed it. We had trees that we had to move… things like that. Hopefully after all that they are going to lay the foundation at the end of this month. It should be after that that we will begin building the walls and the roof.”Colair Inc. began construction on the project in October 2012. It was also at that time that fiber optic wires from Time Warner and ADP surrounding establishments were discovered as digging had commenced on the property.Mayor Joe Vega expressed concern over the project, saying that many people have approached him to ask about the construction’s progress.“I have been concerned,” Vega said, adding that he requested for the contractor to update them on the delay. “People have asked my why the event center has been going at a slow pace and that it looks like nothing is really moving. That’s why I brought them in to see where we were at with the schedule.”Vega then cited the same “unforeseen issues” cited by the city manager when addressing the need to reschedule. “I know they had to redo the schedule again because of some unforeseen situations that came up,” Vega said.Meza also dismissed initial allegations that the construction company had dug pillars too deep, ceasing construction until the problem was resolved. “Everything has been based on the requirements from the state with the building and the soil type that we have here,” Meza said. “They have dug at the correct depth that they were required to do.”Attempts to reach Ruben Sanchez, the contractor with Colair Inc., for comment were not successful as of presstime. Share RelatedPort Isabel sued in contractor disputeBy ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com January 29, 2015 Colair Inc., a general contractor based in Mission, is suing the City of Port Isabel over disagreements regarding the numerous problems resulting from the delayed construction of the PI Cultural & Event Center. However, according to City Attorney Robert Collins,…January 30, 2015In “News”Event Center director resignsBy ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com Mari Galvan, Port Isabel Event and Cultural Center Director since the center’s inception last year, officially resigned last week citing personal reasons. City Manager Ed Meza spoke about the major role she played in the facility’s maturation since its construction. “She contributed a…March 8, 2015In “News”YACHT CLUB AUDITForensic audit delivers scathing report of restoration project’s finances, planning   Editor’s Note: To jump to Part 2 of this story, available exclusively online, click here. By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port Isabel City Commission heard a lengthy report about the Yacht Club project during its regular…March 30, 2018In “News”last_img read more

Laguna Vista sales tax increases steady

first_imgBy MARTHA McCLAINSpecial to the PRESSTown of Laguna Vista sales tax revenue climbed 1.80 percent in June with a payments from the state comptroller’s office totaling $12,198.The payment is the Town’s percentage of revenue from sales of merchandise made in April and collected in May.Comparatively, for the same period in 2016, the Town received $11,982; in 2015, $12,964, and in 2014, $11,083.Year-to-date, the Town has collected a total of $81,444, compared to $79,512 for the same period last year, representing a 2.42 percent increase.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedLaguna Madre sales tax figures mixedBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Local communities realized a mixed bag in sales tax revenue in September. The City of Port Isabel saw a gain of 19.10 percent for the month, bringing in $220,521.93, up from the $185,146 last September. For the year-to-date, the city is up 5.02…September 27, 2012In “News”LV among best in sales tax returnsBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS The Town of Laguna Vista was among the top five cities in Cameron County to realize the highest percentage of sales tax refunds for this year-to-date in 2012, according to the Texas Comptroller’s Office. November reports indicate that of the 16 municipalities in…November 29, 2012In “News”Tax figures show mixed resultsBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Despite fluctuations over the months in sales, communities in the Laguna Madre area have still experienced overall increases in year-to-date sales tax collections last month. The City of Port Isabel saw a gain of 5.27 percent for the month, bringing in $197,472, up…May 9, 2013In “News” Sharelast_img read more

Jangan Asal Beli Kacamata Hitam, Perhatikan Cara Memilihnya

first_imgSumber: designersoutfits.com Menjalani aktivitas sebagai penumpang moda transportasi, banyak hal yang Anda perlukan, salah satunya adalah kacamata sebagai alat yang bisa melindungi mata dari sinar matahari, tentunya pemilihan kacamata hitam tidak bisa sembarangan. Ada beberapa faktor yang harus Anda pahami terlebih dahulu sehingga Anda tidak salah memilih kacamata tersebut. Layaknya kulit, mata pun harus dilindungi dari yang namanya pancaran sinar ultraviolet (UV) atau sinar matahari yang dapat membahayakan lensa dan kornea mata.Baca Juga: Mau Travelling, Ini Tips Buat Melipat Pakaian Yang Hemat Tempat!Radiasi UV dapat meningkatkan risiko katarak. Selain itu, ada juga beberapa penyakit mata yang bisa  saja timbul akibat terkena radiasi sinar UV, seperti Pterygium dan Pingueculum. Maka dari itu, berikut KabarPenumpang.com melansir dari laman allaboutvision.com, paparkan beberapa cara untuk memilih kacamata hitam yang susai dengan standar, jangan sampai asal beli lho! Pastikan kacamata yang Anda pilih dapat melindungi dari pancaran sinar UV-A dan UV-B. Biasanya di outlet resmi penjualan kacamata, Anda dapat melihat kacamata tersebut memiliki perlindungan terhadap sinar UV dari label lenses block 99% atau UVA/UVB rays. Dengan tercantumnya label tersebut, maka kacamata itu udah memiliki perlindungan terhadap sinar UV.Baca Juga: Ini Dia! 9 Tipe Orang yang Biasa Kita Temui di BandaraLalu Anda tidak bisa sembarangan memilih kacamata yang memiliki tingkat kegelapan yang sangat tinggi, karena hal tersebut akan membahayakan Anda ketika digunakan. Standar untuk tingkat kegelapan kacamata adalah Z80.3 menurut Institut American National Standart (ANZI). Kacamata yang baik juga mampu melindungi dari paparan radiasi dengan panjang gelombang lebih dari 400 nanometer. Dalam label kacamata biasanya bertuliskan UV 400 protection.Jangan lupa untuk memilih kacamata dengan rona lensa yang tepat. Tentunya kacamata dengan rona gelap lebih baik dibandingkan dengan rona lensa yang mengkilat. Namun, tidak ada salahnya memilih varian rona lain seperti merah maroon atau cokelat. Hanya saja, kacamata dengan rona lensa berwarna akan sedikit meyulitkan Anda untuk membedakan warna lampu lalu lintas.Sumber: istimewaUntuk lensa, Anda akan dihadapkan dengan tiga pilihan yang memiliki keunggulan masing-masing, yaitu polarized lens, gradient lens, dan mirrored lens. Polarized Lens merupakan lensa yang memiliki lapisan khusus yang berguna untuk mengurangi rasa silau terhadap sinar yang terpantul dalam beragam permukaan. Kelebihan tersebut membuat Polarized Lens sangat idela untuk digunakan pada aktifitas air hingga  mengemudi di jalan.Sumber: istimewaMirrored Lens merupakan lensa yang memiliki lapisan coating pada bagian atasnya yang berfungsi untuk memantulkan sinar yang masuk. Walaupun fungsinya hampir sama dengan Polarized Lens, namun Mirrored Lens lebih mudah dikenali. Dan yang terakhir adalah Gradient Lens, dimana lensa jenis ini mudah dikenali dari tampilan fisiknya. Lensa jenis ini memiliki bagian yang gelap di atas dan semakin memudar di bagian bawahnya, sesuai dengan namanya.Sumber: istimewaDari ketiga jenis lensa yang sudah dipaparkan di atas, Anda bisa memilih salah satu untuk memenuhi kebutuhan Anda. Jika sudah menentukan, sebaiknya Anda memilih kacamata dengan ukuran yang besar. Ini bertujuan untuk melindungi area di sekitaran mata dan juga mengurangi penetrasi dari sinar UV.Dari sekian banyak tips di atas, muncullah dua nama brand kacamata yang namanya sudah mendunia, yaitu Ray-Ban dan Polaroid. Diantara sejumlah merk-merk yang ada, dua nama ini kerap kali dipilih karena kualitasnya yang sudah teruji dan memenuhi standar. Jadi, bagi Anda yang berminat  untuk membeli kacamata hitam, jangan cuma buat asal gaya ya, karena risiko yang ditimbulkan bisalah berbahaya.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedPusing dan Mual Selama Perjalanan? Ini Dia Tips Ampuh Atasi Mabuk Darat30/03/2018In “Bus AKAP”Meski Dalam Perjalanan Mudik, Shalat Jangan Ditinggalkan09/06/2019In “Darat”Operasikan 400.000 Unit, Populasi Bus Listrik Terbesar Masih di Cina15/10/2019In “Bus AKAP”last_img read more

Di Tengah Ketegangan Iran-AS, Boeing 737-800 Ukraine International Jatuh di Iran

first_imgHingga berita ini diterbitkan, pihak Boeing selaku produsen belum memberikan tanggapan dan belum ada informasi lebih lanjut terkait kecelakaan tersebut.Mengutip dari laman Reuters (8/1), Kepala Layanan Kedaruratan Iran, Pirhossein Koulivand mengatakan, “Pesawat terbakar. Kami sudah mengirim kru untuk menyelamatkan penumpang,”Video Playerhttps://www.kabarpenumpang.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/VID-20200108-WA0003.mp400:0000:0000:34Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Seiring dengan viralnya pemberitaan ini, muncul juga sebuah rekaman amatir yang menunjukkan sebuah pesawat yang terbakar tengah melintas di kegelapan malam. Dalam video berdurasi kurang dari satu menit ini, tampak pesawat meledak di akhir-akhir video. Diduga, pesawat tersebut adalah Boeing 737-800 milik Ukraine International Airlines.Baca Juga: Tragedi GA152: Sempat Terjadi ‘Kebingungan’ Identifikasi ATC dengan MA152Jatuhnya pesawat ini bertepatan dengan meningkatnya ketegangan antara Amerika Serikat dan Iran. Apakah insiden jatuhnya pesawat ini masih ada korelasinya dengan ketegangan antara dua negara tersebut?Ada juga asumsi yang menyebutkan bahwa pesawat Ukraina ini tidak sengaja tertembak oleh Sistem Pertahanan Udara Militer Iran. Namun kembali lagi, masih belum ada titik terang terkait insiden ini.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedMengacu Data Intelijen, AS dan Kanada Yakin Boeing 737 Ukraine International Ditembak Rudal10/01/2020In “Darat”Inilah Lima Spekulasi Jatuhnya Boeing 737-800 Ukraine International di Iran09/01/2020In “Featured”Sama-sama Jatuh Dirudal, Inilah Persamaan dan Perbedaan Insiden Malaysia Airlines MH17 dan Ukraine International PS75214/01/2020In “Featured” Boeing 737-800 milik Ukraine International Airlines. Sumber: Airline Ratings Pesawat Boeing 737-800 milik Ukraine International Airlines dikabarkan jatuh setelah lepas landas dari bandara Imam Khomeini, Iran. Menurut pemberitaan yang tersiar, pesawat ini mengangkut 180 penumpang dan awaknya. Media lokal Iran menginformasikan bahwa pesawat jatuh tak lama setelah tinggal landas dikarenakan masalah teknis.Baca Juga: Duh! Potongan Pesawat Uji Airbus Jatuh di Desa Dekat Bandara Toulouse-BlagnacMenurut situs Flightradar 24, terlihat bahwa pesawat meninggalkan Iran pukul 02.42 waktu setempat menuju Bandara Internasional Kyiv’s Boryspil di Ukraina. Dirangkum KabarPenumpang.com dari berbagai laman sumber, pesawat milik Ukraine International Airlines diketahui baru berumur sekitar 4 tahun.last_img read more

PenAir, Ravn Begins Service To Kodiak

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享PenAir, a member of Ravn Air Group will start service between Anchorage and Kodiak as of May 1. Flights from Anchorage to Kodiak will be available on both Ravn and PenAir carriers and transition to a PenAir market with the Saab 2000 aircraft, providing, more capacity to the market, according to a release from the airline. Passengers on all Ravn Alaska and PenAir flights are eligible to earn and redeem FlyAway Rewards as part of Ravn’s frequent flyer program. Ravn Air Group President and CEO Dave Pflieger: “As we look at the markets we serve, and the aircraft available, we are making it a priority to meet market demand and provide residents across the state with flexible schedules and sufficient volume to meet their needs.” Tickets are on sale now at www.penair.com.last_img read more

Tennessee WR Pearson named as suspect in rape investigation

first_imgKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Knoxville Police have named Tennessee wide receiver Von Pearson as a suspect in a rape investigation, and he has been suspended from the team.Police said Friday that Pearson has not been charged in the case.Knoxville police said Friday that investigator Colin McLeod went to the University of Tennessee Medical Center about 6 a.m. to check on a report that a rape had occurred at a Knoxville apartment. Police said the investigation is in the early stages and is ongoing.Tennessee athletic department spokesman Jimmy Stanton said Friday that Pearson had been suspended indefinitely from all activities.The police report lists six witnesses, including Tennessee wide receiver Alton “Pig” Howard and defensive lineman Dimarya Mixon. Only Pearson is listed as a suspect.A call to a phone number listed for Pearson on the police report was not answered Friday evening.The report comes as former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson and suspended cornerback Michael Williams face aggravated rape charges in an unrelated case. Johnson and Williams were indicted in February after being named as suspects and suspended from the team in November. Johnson has since graduated and completed his eligibility.Johnson and Williams have both pleaded not guilty to the charges, and lawyers for both men have said their clients are innocent.Pearson, 23, caught 38 passes for 393 yards and five touchdowns as a junior last season while playing in 11 games. Pearson, who is from Newport News, Virginia, joined Tennessee’s team last year after spending two seasons at Feather River College in Quincy, California.last_img read more

Updated: Benton tourney starts today; Parkway tournament moved to Airline

first_imgPremier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoInstant Voice TranslatorInstant Voice Translator (43 Languages) Takes Hong Kong By StormInstant Voice Translator|SponsoredSponsoredUndoIDA Ireland by CNBC CatalystWhy Are 14 of the World’s Top 15 Medtech Companies Invested in Ireland?IDA Ireland by CNBC Catalyst|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystBlockchain Is Changing the Game for Trade Financing. Here’s How It’s Driving Future Global Trade.StanChart by CNBC Catalyst|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Russell Hedgesrhedges@bossierpress.com The Benton Lady Tigers girls basketball tournament gets under way tonight. The Bossier Federal Credit Union Parkway boys tournament was also scheduled to start today. But because of a water main break in south Bossier, the tournament has been moved to Airline and won’t start until Thursday.The Parkway tournament field is comprised of eight boys teams. Seven girls teams will compete for the Benton title.Parkway, Airline and Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing are all in the Parkway field.Airline (3-4) faces New Tech (5-1) at 8 p.m., and Parkway (0-2) takes on Northwood (1-6) at 6:30 in first-round games Thursday.Freshman guard Noah Hildebrand was Airline’s leading scorer in the St. Amant tournament last week with 32 points in three games.New Tech has been led by Ja’Carlius Stromile, Tray Harris and Chiner Long.Parkway had played only one game, a 71-63 loss to Green Oaks, going into Tuesday’s game against Leesville.The Panthers won’t have their full complement of players until after the Class 5A state championship game Saturday night.In another first-round games, Southwood (4-3) plays Fair Park (3-4) at 5 p.m., and Northshore (2-3) of Slidell takes on Texas High at 3:30.Southwood lost to Byrd 73-63 in the championship game of the Haughton Jack Clayton Invitational on Saturday. Fair Park handed Byrd its first loss of the season Tuesday night.The Airline Lady Vikings and Parkway Lady Panthers are among the teams in the Benton tournament.The tournament will have a pool play format with semifinal, third-place and championship games set for Saturday.In pool games today, Benton (5-4) faces Red River (3-3) at 6 p.m. and Northwood (0-6) plays Parkway (1-6) at 7:30.In pool games Thursday, Northwood takes on Airline (5-3) at 4:30, Parkway plays North Caddo (7-1) at 6 and Southwood (5-1) meets Red River at 7:30.Airline has won three straight games, including a 49-34 victory over Minden Tuesday night.Madi Sessions, Gabby Jackson and Megan Fream have been Benton’s leaders through the early part of the season.Southwood is the defending Class 5A state champion.The Haughton boys and girls are participating in the Doyline tournament.The Lady Bucs won the Jack Clayton Invitational girls’ title Saturday and the boys won the consolation.last_img read more

‘Lady Jags’ roar from behind to a 2 – 2 exciting draw against Bermuda

first_imgIN their very first meeting in international women’s football, Guyana and Bermuda played to a 2 – 2 draw when they collide in Group ‘E’ of the CONCACAF Caribbean Qualifying tournament at the Leonora Track and Field Centre.Following the opening game of the double- header which saw Barbados clawing to a deserving 2 – 1 win over Suriname, Guyana and Bermuda took the field and didn’t disappoint the vocal crowd at the ‘West Side’ venue.Guyana’s Nathalie Nedd starting in goal, had two goalkeeping-blunders when she couldn’t had held on to two steamers from Bermuda’s Teyah Lindo.Lindo’s first goal came five minutes into the game when she caught Nedd a little off her line and fired one home from approximately 25 yards out from goal.BEATEN! Bermuda’s goalkeeper Micah Pond was beaten by Guyana’s Cameo Hazlewood’s shot in the 58th minute of their contest on Wednesday at the Leonora Track and Field Centre. (Adrian Narine photos)However, two minutes later, Brianne Dessa equalized for Guyana following a nice build up with Mariam El-Masri and Calaigh Copeland.The scores would remain levelled (1 – 1) until the 16th minute, when Lindo scored her second on the night; a long range shot taken from a free-kick.The Bermudans would hold onto the 2 – 1 advantage until the 58th minute when Cameo Hazlewood scored a free-kick which was hit too hard for Bermuda’s Micah Pond to handle in goal.Hazlewood had a suburb game attacking for Guyana and could’ve scored the winner if her first touch on a one-on-one with Pond was a little softer.Guyana will next play Suriname on Friday in a game which Coach Dr Ivan Joseph said is a must-win and one where the Lady Jags will have to show their goalscoring prowess given the fact Barbados had already secured their three points.last_img read more

Round-up: Jokanovic confirms tensions, Conte wants defender and backs Fabregas, QPR boss blames fatigue

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic has criticised the club’s transfer policy, confirming there are differences of opinion behind the scenes at Craven Cottage.West London Sport revealed this week that Jovanovic is at odds with the Fulham hierarchy over the club’s transfer policy.AdChoices广告He feels he has missed out on a number of players and that the club are being slow to pursue his more recent recommendations.The Serb was speaking after Fulham’s draw with Cardiff at the Cottage, where 16-year-old Whites full-back Ryan Sessegnon scored.Ryan Sessegnon scored in Fulham’s drawMeanwhile, Chelsea came from behind to win 2-1 at Watford with goals from Michy Batshuayi and Diego Costa.Cesc Fabregas came on as a substitute for the Blues and was praised afterwards by boss Antonio Conte.Conte also confirmed after the game that he is keen to sign a defender before the end of the transfer window.Earlier, Chelsea’s Under-18s lost 3-2 at Southampton.Michy Batshuayi scored for Chelsea at Vicarage RpadThere were defeats today for QPR and Brentford, who lost to Preston and Rotherham respectively.It was a second away loss out of two for the Bees, who paid the price for missing early chances.And Rangers went down 2-0 to Preston at Loftus Road, where skipper Nedum Onuoha scored an own goal.Manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink suggested tiredness was a factor in his team’s below-par display.last_img read more

Insistence Manchester United firmly in transfer race for what would be…

first_imgWe’ve reached that time of the year when Portuguese newspapers won’t miss a chance to mention Manchester United. As newspaper Record this weekend covers claims from Tuttosport saying Juventus will have scouts watching Benfica, the Portuguese outlet once again insists the Premier League club are firmly in the race as well.Record recalls their story from earlier this week which claimed that Juve and Man United are both preparing to pay for release clauses of João Félix and Ruben Dias.Signing the duo would mean a spend of €180m for these clubs, since the attacker is protected by a €120m release clause, and the defender has a €60m tag price.Embed from Getty ImagesIt’s interesting that Record keep saying that Benfica won’t sell that duo for less than that, and these claims have been backed up by the club president this week.Interviewed by the Eagles’ official website, Luís Felipe Vieira was asked if the ‘jewels’ from the academy would only leave for the amount of the release clauses.“I reaffirm that we have no objective to sell our main players who have now arrived from Seixal. With each passing day, these young talents are more valued,” said the president.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comFind out where single guys are hanging out in Tung ChungDating.comUndo熱門話題小心會瘦過快…網友推爆:「真的瘦的超誇張!」熱門話題UndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoPerfect-Dating.comThousands of successful men are looking for women in Tung ChungPerfect-Dating.comUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndolast_img read more