Causeway warning system trips from possible power outage, high winds

first_img RelatedBomb threat closes Causeway on eve of collapse anniversary  Editor’s note: This is a developing story.  By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com UPDATE: The Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway has reopened following a bomb threat that closed both lanes and left people in both Port Isabel and South Padre Island in traffic for several hours. The Causeway was reopened around 4…September 15, 2020In “News”After bomb threat, Causeway collapse memories resurfaceBy Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The City of Port Isabel hosted this year’s memorial ceremony for the 19th anniversary of the Queen Isabella Causeway Collapse, the morning after a bomb threat closed the bridge for more than eight hours. City leaders both South Padre Island and Port Isabel, some of them…September 19, 2020In “News”Apprehended and Arraigned: Suspects in Laguna Heights murder arrestedBy Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com           Two suspects in the murder of Miguel Angel Aguilera Orduna, who was found dead in his Laguna Heights home on October 6, were arraigned on Thursday, October 17, in the Port Isabel municipal court, presided by Helen Delgadillo.  Nelson Orona Santiago,…October 17, 2019In “News” Photo by Gaige Davila.Safety barrier comes down, bridge access halted, reopened after nearly two hoursBy Gaige Davilaeditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comPhoto by Gaige Davila. UPDATE: Eastbound and Westbound lanes have been reopened as of 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.The Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway shut down on Wednesday morning just before 9:00 a.m. on February 26. The initial cause was thought to be high winds triggering the bridge’s warning system, installed after the Causeway’s 2001 collapse.A spokesperson with the Pharr District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) said high winds can cause driver warning systems to trip, but the likely cause was a power outage on the Causeway, Port Isabel Police Department (PIPD) Chief Robert Lopez told the PRESS. The City of South Padre Island released a statement also saying the bridge’s closure and warning system triggering was due to a possible power outage.Lopez said PIPD is checking on the bridge and is waiting for a TxDOT representative to inspect the bridge. The spokesperson for TxDOT said the process should take 15 minutes once they arrive. Lopez told the PRESS they will arrive within 30 minutes. Photo by Gaige Davila.PIPD squad cars blocked access to the bridge minutes after the barrier came down, causing traffic lines down South Garcia street and Highway 100, in Port Isabel. Traffic from South Padre Island has also been stopped. Photo by Gaige Davila.center_img Sharelast_img read more

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UWF Closes Fall With Impressive Swims at FIT Panther Invitational

first_imgComplete Results (pdf)MELBOURNE, Fla. – Despite having difficult weather conditions at the outdoor pool at Florida Tech the past two days, the UWF swim team managed to emerge with some impressive performances, which included establishing or improving upon NCAA B-cut times in 17 of 18 events it competed in at the Panther Invitational. With the adjustment of the Saturday/Sunday schedule and the elimination of Sunday prelims, the group of UWF, FIT, North Florida and St. Leo concentrated on getting good times. Senior Paulina Szydlo highlighted the final day for the Argonauts with a 200 Breaststroke time of 2:16.30 that is a very strong B-cut. That is the second-fastest time in the country and just under two seconds shy of an automatic qualifying time. Senior Peggy de Villiers had a pair of good swims Sunday, helping the 400 Freestyle Relay record a B-cut in 3:31.29 with a leadoff 100 of 51.71 which ranks as the seventh-fastest in the country. She came back later with a 100 Butterfly time trial of 55.75 – good for the No. 3 time in the Division II ranks. Freshman Pia Hulley shaved more than two-and-a-half seconds off her previous B-cut time in the 200 Backstroke, touching in 2:01.15. She remains the holder of the third-fastest time in the nation, while her 100 Back time of 56.49 from Friday is ranked No. 6. UWF is off for the fall portion of the 2015-16 season and will return to the pool when it hosts the UWF Holiday Invite on Saturday, Jan. 2 at 11 a.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Yoshida takes gold, Hashimoto silver at worlds

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Tsukasa Yoshida poses with her gold medal during the medal ceremony for the under-57 kg women category of the 2018 Judo World Championships in Baku on Saturday. | AFP-JIJI RELATED PHOTOS BAKU – Tsukasa Yoshida won the women’s 57-kg division at the judo world championships on Saturday, while compatriot Soichi Hashimoto settled for silver in the men’s 73-kg class.Yoshida’s gold made it four for Japan from six divisions for men and women combined after three days of action at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku, Azerbaijan.center_img In the women’s 57-kg final, world No. 2 Yoshida had an ippon victory over last year’s bronze medalist and world No. 5 Nekoda Smythe-Davis of Britain.The 22-year-old Yoshida claimed her first world championship title after settling for runnerup in her debut tournament last year.“There is a huge difference between winning gold and silver. I’m really happy, but I’m relieved,” Yoshida said.“I knew I was stronger than (Smythe-Davis),” she said. “The win is a huge confidence boost ahead of the (Tokyo Olympics).”She advanced to the final by beating Canada’s Christa Deguchi, who was born and raised in Japan but decided to represent her father’s home country to increase her chances of competing at the 2020 Summer Games.Deguchi took bronze along with defending champion and world No. 1 Sumiya Dorjsuren of Mongolia.Hashimoto failed to defend his title in the men’s 73-kg class, losing to South Korea’s An Chang-rim by ippon in the final. Iran’s Mohammad Mohammadi and Azerbaijan’s Hidayat Heydarov claimed bronze.Kosei Inoue, Japan men’s judo head coach, said Hashimoto had trouble with his right eye after hitting his head during his semifinal bout earlier in the day.“I didn’t have any vision in my right eye (during the final). But a loss is a loss,” Hashimoto said.“I’m going to start over from scratch so I can make use of this (defeat).”Some 750 judoka from 125 nations are scheduled to compete at the weeklong tournament. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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Bristol Sport Juniors Enjoy Thrill Of Flyers

first_imgA packed crowd at SGS Wise Arena were all behind Bristol Flyers who completed a dramatic late turnaround to beat Plymouth Raiders 80-79 after overtime on Friday night.Downend Saints joined the Flyers 7s membership and St Barnabus School, Bristol took part in our high-5 line-up at the game.Steve Hunter from Downend Saints said: “Thank you so much for all that you did to make Friday so much fun, especially for arranging the game to be so exciting!”.He added: “We had training the next morning and all the boys and parents were still buzzing from the night before, I think we may have quite a few new Flyers fans!”.If you would like to join us at a game please e-mail groups@bristol-sport.co.uk.last_img read more

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Dak Prescott not thinking about future in the NFL

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-17:7386e631ac4348a32a101998 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-10629-3916244802001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Dak Prescott hasn’t thought about his future in the NFL, he told reporters Saturday after Mississippi State’s 31-17 loss to Ole Miss.A reporter asked the Mississippi State quarterback when he’d begin thinking about his future. This exchange followed:Prescott: “As in?”Reporter: “NFL.”Prescott: “No, I mean, no.”The junior was eligible to enter the draft after last season. Earlier in the year Prescott told Sports Illustrated that he’d likely leave for the NFL if he was projected as a pick in the first three rounds.NFL teams undecided on Dak Prescott’s draft stockAt the time (Oct. 15), Senior Draft Analyst for NFLDraftScout and CBS Dane Brugler slated Prescott as a borderline top-60 pick. Since then Prescott’s play on the field has declined. Prescott has thrown six of his 10 interceptions since the story came out. Mississippi State also suffered both of its losses since that time. The junior is still a finalist for the Davey O’Brien and the Maxwell Awards. The O’Brien is given to the nation’s top quarterback, while the Maxwell is awarded to the nation’s most outstanding player. A Mississippi State quarterback hasn’t been drafted since John Bond in 1986. He was taken by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the supplemental draft. MSU has only had four quarterbacks taken in the NFL’s regular draft. Charles Furlow was the first in 1962. The Rams selected him in the 18th round. The 49ers picked Joe Reed in the 11th round in 1971. Rocky Felker was taken by the Bengals in the 10th round of the 1975 draft. Dave Marler was the last MSU quarterback taken in a non-expansion or supplemental draft. The Bills selected him in the 10th round in 1979 Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

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A legendary playboy married a bride 30 years younger

first_imgLegendary tennis player Ilie Nastase is married for the fifth time. This time his bride is 30 years younger than him. The 73-year-old Romanian married Ioanna Simion, whom he married in civil law a year ago.Nastase, who has won two Grand Slam singles titles and a total of seven in five of the doubles and mixed doubles tournaments, has announced he hopes not to experience a fifth divorce.1000 BGN Online casino Bonus from efbetSo far, he has been married to Belgian model Dominique Grazia, American actress Alexandra King and Romanian models Amalia Theodosescu and Brigitte Sfut. He and Dominic have a daughter and two other heirs from their marriage, Amalia.Ilie Nastase is known as one of the greatest playboys in the history of tennis. In an interview, he himself boasted that more than 2,500 women had passed through his bed.last_img read more

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4 ways to make a healthier you right now

first_imgStay healthy this season with these tipsYou hear that? It’s a collective sigh of relief that warmer weather is finally here. No more heavy coats, biting winds and mounds of snow. Yes, you’re thankful to leave all that behind, along with the holidays. Because while it was great to see all your loved ones, the affect those get-togethers had on your waistline was less than flattering.But thankfully, warmer weather is here and that means it’s time to toss off those extra layers from both your wardrobe and yourself so you can find a healthier you this season. To do so, add these five tips to your daily routine as soon as possible.* Find your starting point. Before you can improve your health, you first need to realize where you are starting from. Create your own health profile by seeing your doctor for your annual physical. Record your height, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and other important levels. Then monitor your numbers throughout the season to see how they improve.* Drink more water. Your body is made up of roughly 70 percent water and medical experts recommend you drink nine to 13 cups a day, depending on your height, weight and gender. If you want to avoid caffeinated or sugared beverages, look for a water that can help replenish your body with essential minerals, such as Good & Delish Electrolyte Water or the Good & Delish Iceland Spring Water, which is bottled at the source and imported from Iceland’s fresh glacial springs. Both can be found at Walgreens, and will quench your thirst while also giving your body the fuel it needs to power through the day.* Set realistic goals. Goal setting is an important part of any health initiative, but equally important is that the goals be realistic and reachable. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, lower your cholesterol or lessen your blood pressure, speak with your doctor to find your desired levels and what they think is a realistic timeframe to reach them.* Get some sleep. Your new busy warm weather lifestyle may make this one a challenge, but you should never sacrifice sleep for other activities. Sleeping eight hours a night is recommended and it’s also important you try to go to bed and get up at the same times whenever possible. The more you can stick to a set sleep schedule, the better your long-term health will be.Warmer weather is seen as a time of rebirth and rejuvenation and that makes it the perfect opportunity for you to create the new you. Start with a plan and institute each of the tips above and that collective sigh of relief you heard at the start of the season will be a squeal of joy by season’s end.Brandpointcontent.comlast_img read more

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Gill, Vihari leave Windies A on ropes

first_imgTAROUBA, Trinidad, CMC – Teenager Shubman Gill punished West Indies A with his second first class double hundred, leaving the hosts with a huge victory target and a battle for survival in today’s last day of the final four-day “Test”. The 19-year-old lashed an unbeaten 204 and captain Hanuma Vihari added 118 not out as India A piled up an imposing 365 for four declared in their second innings at the Brian Lara Stadium on the penultimate day here yesterday.Set an imposing 373 to win, West Indies A safely navigated the 15 overs possible to end on 37 without loss with left-hander Jeremy Solozano unbeaten on 20. They require a further 336 to win and avoid a series whitewash after losing the first two matches.Resuming the day mired in trouble at 23 for three, India A added a further 27 runs before losing nightwatchman Shahbaz Nadeem for 13 in the morning’s ninth over, playing back to off-spinner Akim Fraser’s first ball and getting bowled by an enormous off-break. However, that dismissal was the last sighting of success for a frustrated West Indies A as Gill and Vihari plundered the attack in adding 315 in an unbroken fourth wicket stand.Gill, resuming the morning on five, punched 19 fours and two sixes in an innings lasting 248 balls in nearly 5-½ hours while Vihari faced 221 balls in just short of 4-¾ hours and counted 10 fours and a six.India A reached lunch on 190 for four with Gill completing his hundred to be unbeaten on 101 and Vihari on 51, and the pair kept Windies A wicket-less in the second session while adding a further 88 runs. By tea, Gill had reached 146 with Vihari closing in on his 18th first class on 92, and both completed their landmarks in the final session.First, Vihari reached triple figures with a searing straight drive for four off fast bowler Chemar Holder (2-88) in the fourth over after the interval.And the right-handed Gill, who has already played two One-Day Internationals, brought up his double hundred in the first over after the final drinks break when he steered part-time seamer Jermaine Blackwood to backward point for a couple.last_img read more

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk shares video, updates fans on her condition after gruesome UFC fight

first_img“I have a cauliflower [ear] so they drained it at the E.R. right after the fight. It looks very bad. So that’s it. I’m waiting on the swelling to go down,” said Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Written By Joanna Jędrzejczyk’s recovery update 7 days after her all-time great fight against Zhang Weili. (via https://t.co/tQvu40SEUN) pic.twitter.com/oA945X2Z0v— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) March 15, 2020 Also Read l Joanna Jedrzejczyk face injury: Joanna Jedrzejczyk to undergo surgery after getting destroyed by Weili Zhang at UFC 248Joanna Jedrzejczyk injury: Joanna Jedrzejczyk to get surgery next weekWhile speaking about her health with MMA Fighting, Joanna Jedrzejczyk revealed that the swelling on her face is going down. She said UFC is taking really good care of her and her doctor said that everything is fine. Joanna Jedrzejczyk added that she is scheduled to undergo minor surgery next week, but before that, the swelling on her forehead has to go down. Joanna Jedrzejczyk also revealed that the doctors will do some tests on her after the surgery. WATCH US LIVE Also Read l Joanna Jedrzejczyk face injury: Joanna Jedrzejczyk faces brutal injury on Women’s day after tough fight First Published: 16th March, 2020 19:39 IST Also Read l Joanna Jedrzejczyk face injury: Conor McGregor lashes out at result of Weili vs Joanna fight Last Updated: 16th March, 2020 19:39 IST Joanna Jedrzejczyk Shares Video, Updates Fans On Her Condition After Gruesome UFC Fight After getting discharged from the hospital, Joanna Jedrzejczyk shared a video on her Instagram story where she was seen giving an update about her health.center_img Adil Khan COMMENT It’s happening in two days!💥#UFC248 @ufc @UFCEurope @BallengeeGroup @danawhite📸 @jeffbottari pic.twitter.com/qfXWLHaGB4— Joanna Jedrzejczyk (@joannamma) March 6, 2020 SUBSCRIBE TO US While fighting Zhang Weili at the co-main event of UFC 248, Joanna Jedrzejczyk suffered a hematoma on her forehead. Joanna Jedrzejczyk was taken to the hospital as soon after the bout ended. After getting discharged from the hospital a week later, Joanna Jedrzejczyk shared a video on her Instagram story where she was seen giving an update about her health.  Also Read l Joanna Jedrzejczyk face injury: Weili Zhang recalls stirring moment where Joanna Jedrzejczyk cried a lot in the hospitalJoanna Jedrzejczyk injury: Joanna Jedrzejczyk discharged from hospitalIn the video, Joanna Jedrzejczyk can be seen saying that she is feeling really good and the swelling on her face has almost gone. However, she revealed that she still has some bruises from the fight, but they are not bothering her that much. She said that she is spending some time with family in Poland. She ended the video by asking fans to take care of their health. LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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