Wells, Martinez victors in Laguna Madre Water District races

first_img RelatedLM Water District to hold electionsBY Sasha Heller Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com   The Laguna Madre Water District (LMWD) will hold a General Election on Nov. 4 to fill two open Board seats (Positions 1 and 2). The candidates for Position 1 will be Robert Vela and Rick Wells. The candidates for Position 2 will be…August 28, 2014In “News”Early voting underway in hotly contested racesBy ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com There is still time to participate in early voting, which concludes Oct. 31, before the Nov. 4 general election. Polling places are at the County Annex Building at 505 Highway 100 in Port Isabel during the following dates and times – Friday, Oct.…October 23, 2014In “News”Board OKs controversial rate hikeBy ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Newly-elected members were sworn in at the Laguna Madre Water District meeting held this past Wednesday. Rick Wells and Nancy Martinez succeeded Rudy H. Garcia and Robert Vela, respectively. Jeff Keplinger took over as chairman for Scott D. Friedman after four years of…November 13, 2014In “News” Share By ESTEVAN MEDRANOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comRick WellsThe tedious write-in process used to determine the Laguna Madre Water District Board of Directors elections carried over into late Wednesday as votes were hand counted.Unofficial results revealed Rick Wells triumphant over Robert Vela for Position 1 due to a strong showing in South Padre Island and with mail-in ballot voters, and a surge in Port Isabel allowed Nancy Martinez to squeak out a narrow win over John Thobe for Position 2 by roughly 20 votes.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more


No Top 10?

first_img RelatedAfter uncertainty, PIHS Class of 2020 graduates at Tarpon StadiumBy Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port Isabel High School’s Class of 2020 commencement ceremony ended with a bang, several actually, in a fireworks ceremony that concluded an event that, for few months, was uncertain to ever happen. Senior-turned-graduates of PIHS, all wearing face masks, were able to move their tassels…June 5, 2020In “News”Deadline Approaching for PIHS Classical ReunionSpecial to the PRESS A group of 20 Port Isabel High School alumni are working hard to place the finishing touches on the 2018 Classical Reunion, “The First 50 Years.” The three-day reunion will take place October 4 – 6, bringing former students together to reminisce and celebrate their Tarpon pride.…August 24, 2018In “News”Green awarded Press scholarshipBy MARINA WISE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel – South Padre Press, in partnership with several local businesses, is pleased to announce the recipient of our 2017 academic scholarship, Ramsey Green. Green was selected from a talented pool of applicants and will receive $500 to aid his post-secondary educational…May 26, 2017In “Features” Share Senior class ranks in limbo after legal actionBy DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comAn outsider may not have noticed it, but for those who grew up here, the Port Isabel High School Achievement Awards Banquet Monday night was not quite the same as in years’ past.The differences could be seen just inside the entrance to the Hilton Garden Inn where the event was hosted. A group of amiable high school seniors passed out black and white pamphlets to attendees while nearby, school district staff passed out full color programs.Inside the pamphlets distributed by students were listed the names and achievements of nine of Port Isabel High School’s top students, though the inscription on the front of the program read, “In honor of Class of 2016 Top Ten Students.”Inside the banquet hall the mood was festive as first Dr. Lisa Garcia, superintendent of schools, addressed the crowd, and later a guest speaker regaled attendees with jokes. Near the end of the night, honor roll students from 9th through 12th grade were recognized, including the nine seniors who had greeted attendees at the door.What was noticeably absent from official conversation, however, was any mention of those students in the 2016 graduating class Top 10.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more


Boy Scout troop honored for environmental stewardship

first_imgBy ALEXANDRA BROTZMANSpecial to the PRESSThe Keep South Padre Island Beautiful Committee is honoring a local Boy Scout troop this month in recognition of their outstanding community and environmental involvement.Boy Scout Troop 59 from Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Port Isabel, led by Assistant Scout Master Richard Legere, have been servicing and maintaining the committee’s new bayside monofilament recycling stations. The stations can be found at various locations along the Laguna Madre of South Padre Island and are utilized by both the community and fishermen in order to ensure monofilament fishing line is recycled and doesn’t end up in the environment.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 RelatedBlooms, butterflies lead beautification committee talksBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The Keep South Padre Island Beautiful Committee recognized ecologically friendly initiatives and discussed environmental issues during its May 11 meeting. Committee Member Kimberly Dollar presented Boy Scout Troop 59 with the Environmentalist of the Month award in recognition of their work with the City’s…May 19, 2017In “News”Committees continue Island beautificationBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Summer is here and South Padre Island committees are in full swing trying to stay ahead of the rush. The various SPI committees are continuing in their missions and aiming to make immediate and long-term improvements from the beach to the bayside. The…June 17, 2016In “News”Prospective Eagle Scout beautifies cemeteryBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com “It takes intense leadership,” 17-year-old William Grace said of the requirements to becoming an Eagle Scout. Well, if an example of leadership is what it takes, then the young Grace has that in spades. The soon-to-be Port Isabel High School senior led approximately…June 3, 2016In “News”last_img read more


Blooms, butterflies lead beautification committee talks

first_imgBy KEVIN RICHSpecial to the PRESSThe Keep South Padre Island Beautiful Committee recognized ecologically friendly initiatives and discussed environmental issues during its May 11 meeting.Committee Member Kimberly Dollar presented Boy Scout Troop 59 with the Environmentalist of the Month award in recognition of their work with the City’s mono-filament recycling program. “Thanks for your efforts and we sure hope you continue on to do that,” Dollar said of the Scouts’ involvement in the program.Environmental Health Director Victor Baldovinos discussed the Governor’s Community Achievement Award application process.“We’re going to do all that we can do to make that happen,” Dollar stated regarding the committee’s desire to win the award. “We were very close last year,” she added.Discussion regarding the plant of the month for May, the Coral Bean, was next on the agenda. “When it has leaves on it, it doesn’t have blooms, and when it has blooms, it doesn’t have leaves,” Dollar said. She went on to explain that the red blooms then turn into a coral bean, whose seeds have been used as beads in the Native American culture, as well as a poison for rodents.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedKeep SPI Beautiful developing partnershipsBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS January 15, 2015 The Keep SPI Beautiful Committee met last Thursday afternoon to appoint their new committee chair and vice chairperson for the year. Chairman Michael Quist of the Laguna Madre Boys and Girls Club reminded everyone that the committee almost disbanded, but…January 16, 2015In “News”Respeta tu Playa joins Keep SPI Beautiful for future collaborationsBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS February 19, 2015 The Keep SPI Beautiful (KSPIB) committee recently made efforts to seek out like minded groups for collaboration on events or projects to benefit the community. At last Thursday’s regular meeting, the committee was joined by local group Respeta tu Playa…February 20, 2015In “News”Keep SPI Beautiful seeks volunteersBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The Keep SPI Beautiful Committee (KSPIB) met Thursday afternoon for their regular monthly meeting. The meeting was a bountiful one with the formation of three subcommittees including one regarding volunteer outreach and organization, another for the Butterfly Garden project, and finally, one to…July 24, 2015In “News” Sharelast_img read more


Practice is On for Tarpon Hoops

first_imgBy LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSCole Pinkerton and Jason Lowe stretch during practice. Photo by Larry Gage.Practice has started for the Port Isabel High basketball team and optimism is the order of the day. The Press found head coach Mike Hazelton and the players in Tarpon Gym this week working on their shots and getting in basketball shape.“The kids have been doing a good job,” Hazelton said Monday. “We’re trying to get them in basketball shape, and that’s where we’re at for the first few days.”Actually, these guys are ahead of the game when it comes to general conditioning, because they’ve been playing the game and working out in general for months. It only became official last week.“Those games are not always as intense as the high school games, because you’re playing two, three, four games in one day,” Hazelton told the Press. He referred to the summer league games and tournaments most of the players have been playing since last spring. “You only have so much energy you can expend. So, for the most part, you’re trying to condition them for one game a day.”The change in personnel is a constant, year-to-year process: players graduate out of the program, and new ones come up from the freshmen and JV ranks.“We’ve got some kids coming up from JV. I believe they lost three games last year. It’s next man up–that’s just the nature of high school basketball.”“It’s a lot of conditioning and running,” third year Varsity veteran Cole Pinkerton said. “We need to get in shape. We’re just working on the little things right now that are important. We’re not getting too much into plays or anything.”“We’ll start mixing in some different sets and plays as we go along this week,” Hazelton said.“I was ready,” Pinkerton said. “Some people weren’t, and you can tell when they’re gasping for air and asking for water every five minutes. It just takes a little time. Some of the football kids came in today and we’ll see if they’re in condition. The football guys bring a lot of physicality.”“It’s going great,” senior guard Dennis Lozano told the Press. “It’s going to be a different offense this year.”Daniel Rinza talked about team chemistry. “We’re all just getting ready to start the season. I think we started getting the team chemistry going way before our practices started. Our chemistry’s there already. The San Benito tournament gave us a big shot of confidence.”Scrimmages start next week, and the first game will be against Brownsville Jubilee at Tarpon Gym. Share RelatedSenior Hoops Player Lozano Ready to GoBy Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Senior Tarpon basketball player Dennis Lozano can’t wait for hoops season to get here.  He is one of those Port Isabel High players who never seems to stop working on his game and trying to get better.  The Press found him outside Tarpon…October 18, 2019In “Sports”Tarpon Hoops Practice Starts Next WeekBy Larry Gage Special to the PRESS If we’re in the middle of the district season of football, basketball season can’t be far away.   In fact, practice for Port Isabel boys’ hoops is set to start next Wednesday, October 30th. The Press found head Tarpon basketball coach, Mike Hazelton, in…October 25, 2019In “News”Varsity Hoops Player Pinkerton Eager to Get StartedBy Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Cole Pinkerton is ready to go.  The third-year Varsity hoops player has been hard at work on his game ever since the end of last year’s basketball season and he is ready to hit the hard court running when practice begins this week. …November 1, 2019In “Features”last_img read more


United Airlines Larang Awak Kabinnya ikut #OverheadBinChallenge,Citra Satelit NASA Temukan Polusi di Cina Berkurang Drastis, Akibat Sepinya…

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related #OverheadBinChallenge (Instagram) Masuk ke dalam bagasi kabin pesawat sepertinya sudah dilakukan oleh para awak kabin beberapa dekade lalu. Namun baru-baru ini kembali viral karena dibagikan ke beberapa platform media sosial.Baca juga: Tim Fisikawan Internasional Temukan Cara Terbaik Minimalisir Kepadatan Dalam KabinBahkan ada tagar yakni #OverheadBinChallenge yang makin memudahkan untuk mencari foto para awak kabin yang tengah berada di dalam tempat penyimpanan barang bawaan penumpang tersebut. Viralnya challenge ini kemudian membuat banyak awak kabin mengikutinya dan mengunggah di media sosial mereka masing-masing. Dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman paddleyourownkanoo.com (29/2/2020), berbagai pose terlihat begitu menarik. Salah satunya adalah foto badan awak kabin yang masuk ke tempat penyimpanan dengan kaki yang menggantung keluar.Posisi seperti orang tidur tengkurap pun menjadi yang populer lainnya. Di Instagram dengan kata kunci pencarian #OverheadBinChallenge, Anda bisa menemukan foto-foto viral tersebut.Dari penelusuran yang dilakukan KabarPenumpang.com melalui #OverheadBinChallenge ternyata yang melakukannya lebih banyak adalah pramugari. Karena hal ini, maskapai United Airlines kemudian melarang para awak kabinnya untuk mengikuti challenge tersebut.Faktor utama pelarangan tersebut adalah untuk keselamatan para awak kabin itu sendiri. Manajemen maskapai mengatakan, agar awak kabin mereka tidak berpikir untuk memposting gambar-gambar semacam itu di media sosial untuk menjaga sikap profesional mereka.Untuk saat ini, United Airlines telah memutuskan untuk menghindari proses disiplin formal untuk pelanggaran pertama jika ada awak kabinnya yang mengikuti #OverheadBinChallenge. Jika pelanggaran berulang maka akan ada sanksi yang lebih tegas lagi dari pihak United Airlines.“Kami mengharapkan foto mereka yang diposting di media sosial menunjukkan hubungan dengan maskapai untuk menjadi profesional,” ujar maskapai tersebut.Baca juga: Intip Secret Airplane Bedrooms, Tempat Awak Kabin Melepas PenatSeiring dengan foto-foto overhead bin, United Airlines juga telah melarang lokasi foto favorit anggota kru lainnya seperti bagian dalam penutup mesin pesawat terbang. Namun ternyata bukan hanya United Airlines yang melarang foto semacam ini. Lagi pula, maskapai sebenarnya meminta karyawan untuk mempromosikan perusahaan di saluran media sosial mereka.last_img read more


Mau Travelling, Ini Tips Buat Melipat Pakaian Yang Hemat Tempat!

first_imgSumber: youtube Membawa pakaian lebih saat berlibur memang menjadi pilihan beberapa orang, mengingat baju tersebut bisa saja digunakan dalam keadaan tidak terduga, seperti kehujanan atau kondisi lainnya. Namun, permasalahan muncul ketika tas yang Anda gunakan tidak mampu menampung baju cadangan tersebut. Sebenarnya, ada beberapa trik khusus yang dapat digunakan untuk menyusun baju-baju tersebut sehingga tidak memakan tempat terlalu banyak.Baca juga: Agar Perjalanan Nyaman, Packing Pakaian Itu Harus EfisienSalah satu cara yang dianggap efektif untuk membawa pakaian-pakaian tersebut adalah dengan cara menggulungnya. Trik ini biasa digunakan oleh militer AS ketika hendak melakukan perjalanan jauh. Menggulung pakaian merupakan cara tepat untuk memasukkan lebih banyak barang ke dalam tas Anda, tanpa harus khawatir akan kelebihan beban. Cara ini dapat diaplikasikan ke hampir seluruh jenis pakaian, dari mulai kaos, kemeja, celana panjang, hingga sweater. Salah satu kunci keberhasilan dari cara ini adalah dengan menghaluskan permukaan pakaian Anda saat menggulungnya. Pakaian berjenis kaos merupakan salah satu pakaian yang paling mudah untuk digulung, mengingat ukurannya yang tidak terlalu besar dengan bahan yang cukup tipis. Untuk mengaplikasikannya,lipat kaos hingga membentuk persegi, putar kaos dengan bagian leher menghadap ke bawah, lalu mulailah menggulungnya secara perlahan. Jangan lupa untuk merapikan bagian dalam kaos yang sedang digulung untuk menghindari kaos tersebut tidak rapi.Hal serupa juga dapat diaplikasikan pada pakaian lain, tidak terkecuali untuk celana jeans. Cara pengaplikasiannya pun hampir serupa dengan menggulung kaos. Pertemukan kedua bagian kaki dari celana jeans Anda (lipat memanjang), dan mulailah melipat dari bagian bibir celana terlebih dahulu. Selalu rapikan bagian dalam pakaian yang sedang Anda gulung. Untuk kemeja lengan panjang, Anda harus lebih berhati-hati dalam menggulungnya, karena bahan kemeja yang mudah kusut. Cara menggulungnya pun sama dengan kaos, yaitu lipat kemeja secara memanjang dengan bagian lengan terlipat ke dalam, lalu mulailah menggulungnya dari bagian kerah terlebih dahulu. Tidak terkecuali, pakaian dalam pun dapat Anda gulung untuk memaksimalkan ruang yang ada di tas Anda.Anda juga dapat menggunakan tas kecil atau kantong untuk kaos kaki serta pakaian dalam, untuk menghindari pakaian kecil tersebut tercecer saat hendak digunakan. Setelah semua pakaian tergulung rapi, saatnya untuk mengemasnya ke dalam tas. Biasakan untuk menempatkan pakaian dengan beban dan ukuran yang besar, seperti sweater dan celana jeans pada bagian dasar tas. Ini bertujuan agar pakaian tersebut tidak menumpuk pakaian lain yang berukuran lebih kecil, dan tidak menutup kemungkinan akan merusak gulungan pakaian lain yang berada di bawahnya.Sesampainya ditujuan, usahakan langsung gantung baju-baju penting Anda seperti kemeja dengan menggunakan gantungan baju, ini bertujuan untuk menghindari kemeja kusut karena berada dalam gulungan terlalu lama.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedAgar Perjalanan Nyaman, Packing Pakaian Itu Harus Efisien08/03/2017In “Destinasi”Tips Kemas Barang Saat Melancong dengan Koper Kecil23/01/2018In “Destinasi”Pusing dan Mual Selama Perjalanan? Ini Dia Tips Ampuh Atasi Mabuk Darat30/03/2018In “Bus AKAP”last_img read more


Biar Tidak Kecopetan, Yuk Kenali Ciri-Ciri Terduga Copet

first_img1. Gerakan tanganBiasanya gerak gerik seorang pencopet memang susah dikenali, namun ada beberapa gerakan yang bisa dilihat yakni tangan si pencopet. Tangan pencopet akan mencari sasaran dan menyelinap di antara himptan-himpitan tubuh orang-orang baik yang akan menjadi korban atau tidak.2. Lirikan mataPaling mudah sebenarnya adalah melihat lirikan mata. Pencopet tidak akan melirik pada satu tujuan bila belum menemukan targetnya. Namun, bila target sudah ditemukan maka, si copet akan terus melihat ke arah target. Contohnya bila melihat tas terbuka atau dompet yang sedikit menyembul keluar dari saku, penglihatan copet ini seperti mata elang dan bisa dengan mudah melihat targetnya dengan jelas.3. Posisi berdiriPencopet bila sudah mendapatkan target incarannnya, akan berdiri mendekati sang korban. Kemudian perlahan-lahan memepet korban dan langsung mengambil barang-barang korban seperti dompet ataupun ponsel.4. PenampilanSetiap copet pastinya tidak ingin diketahui dirinya copet. Kadang orang yang layaknya pekerja kantoran juga bisa menjadi seorang copet dan yang berpakaian kumal biasanya bukan. Namun, banyak yang berpersepsi seorang copet lebih ke berpakaian kumal. Bila Anda melihat yang kumal berarti copet benar-benar seperti bunglon. Selain itu tampang seroang copet juga tidak bisa dikenali dengan jelas. Karena mimik wajahnya sama dengan masyarakat biasanya yang sedang naik kendaraan umum.5. GenderJangan salah, seorang copet bukan hanya laki-laki, karena perempuann juga ada yang berprofesi sebagai copet.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related The New Yorker Apa yang kerap di khawatirkan saat naik kendaraan umum? Sebagian orang mungkin menyebut bahwa takut akan aksi pencopetan. Karena tak mau apes terkena copet, maka kewaspadaan mutlak dikedepankan saat di moda angkutan umum. Tapi faktanya sekedar waspada belum dirasa cukup, akan lebih sempurna bila Anda mampu mengenali orang atau kelompok yang diduga kuat sebagai pencopet.Namun bukan perkara mudah untuk mengidentifikasi para terduga copet, termasuk juga tidak mudah mengenali pencopet dari tampangnya. Pasalnya perilaku dan wajah mereka pencopet bisa saja seperti korban atau tidak menunjukkan tanda-tanda seorang copet. Atau bisa dikata pencopet pada dasarnta ingin membaur dan tidak mencolok kehadirannya.Berikut hasil investigasi KabarPenumpang.com untuk mengetahui lebih cepat ciri-ciri pencopet, khususnya pencopet yang kerap beroperasi di rangkaian KRL (Kereta Rel Listrik) Commuter Line.last_img read more


Terkait Masalah Seat Pitch, FAA Dipaksa Perbaharui Peraturan Penerbangan

first_imgJarak antar kursi 29 inci (Wing Boarding Area) Tersadar atau tidak, saat ini banyak maskapai yang mempersempit jarak antar kursi satu dengan lainnya (seat pitch). Hal ini dilakukan agar pesawat bisa menampung penumpang lebih banyak lagi, biasanya maskapai dengan biaya murah atau low cost carrier (LCC) melakukan hal tersebut.Namun, tahukah Anda sebagai penumpang sebenarnya berhak mendapat tempat yang nyaman walupun dengan maskapai LCC. Karena adanya penyempitan jarak antar kursi ini bila terjadi insiden pada pesawat justru akan memperlambat waktu penyelamatan atau evakuasi.Baca juga: Dilema Seat Pitch, Maskapai Tambah Untung Penumpang Merana KabarPenumpang.com melansir dari laman cbsnews.com (13/9/2017), tahun 2016 lalu ketika American Airlines 767 mengalami insiden mesin terbakar saat lepas landas di Chicago, untuk mengevakuasi semua penumpang pesawat dibutuhkn waktu lebih dari dua menit. Padahal Federation Aviation Administration (FAA) memiliki persyaratan dimana maskapai penerbangan harus menunjukkan bahwa mereka mampu mengevakuasi sebuah pesawat terbang yang penuh penumpang dalam waktu 90 detik atau kurang, bahkan saat pintu terganjal atau susah untuk dibuka.Tak hanya itu, Delta Airlines yang meluncur di landasan pacu bersalju di LaGuardia New York tahun 2015 mengalami kerusakan sistem komunikasi dalam pesawat dan melakukan evakuasi penumpang lebih dari 17 menit. Adanya penyempitan kursi pesawat ini juga menjadi kekhawatiran baru dimana untuk evakuasi waktu yang dibutuhkan lebih lama.Saat ini jarak antar baris kursi yang seharusnya 35 inci menjadi 31 inci, ada juga yang mempersempit hingga 28 inci apalagi bila penumpang tersebut memiliki tubuh yang besar akan semakin sempit pastinya. Paul Hudson merupakan president of Flyers Rights yakni sebuah kelompok advokasi yang menuntut, memaksa FAA untuk mengatur jarak antar kursi dan memperbaharui standar keselamatan yang sudah berlangsung selama puluhan tahun.“Menyusutnya kursi pasti membuat penumpang yang menggunakan moda udara kurang aman. Perhatian terbesar adalah tidak akan bisa keluar tepat waktu saat terjadi insiden dalam pesawat. Saat harus menunduk, pastinya Anda tidak akan bisa melakukannya dengan baik dan membentur kursi serta bisa membuat patah leher,” kata Hudson.Saat musim panas, pada persidangan banding terkait keselamatan penumpang dalam pesawat, keputusan hakim berpihak pada kelompok Hudson dimana keprihatinan terkait keselamatan penumpang dan memerintahkan FAA untuk mengkaji masalah ini. Dengan putusan tersebut, FAA mengatakan pihaknya tengah mengkajinya, namun pihak maskapai penerbangan menolak untuk berbicara pada media dan mengataakan mereka memenuhi atau melampaui persyaratan keamanan federal.Baca juga: Lima Poin Ini Jadi Kunci Keselamatan Saat Pesawat Alami Crash LandingBoeing mengatakan bahwa pihaknya melakukan tes evakuasi untuk memastikan sebuah pesawat terbang dapat dievakuasi dalam waktu 90 detik atau kurang, namun pengujian tersebut dilakukan di hanggar, bukan di lingkungan kecelakaan dunia nyata.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedDilema Seat Pitch, Maskapai Tambah Untung Penumpang Merana21/07/2017In “Featured”Untuk Rute Jarak Pendek, Low Cost Carrier Tawarkan Konsep “Standing Seat”23/04/2018In “Featured”FAA Menolak Aturan Pembatasan Jarak Kursi di Kabin Pesawat13/07/2018In “Domestik”last_img read more


Darman Prasetyo – Masinis Muda Heroik di Tragedi Bintaro 2 Yang Terlupakan

first_imgIa bukanlah seorang pahlawan di jaman penjajahan dulu atau seorang penemu yang mempengaruhi dunia transportasi dewasa ini, tapi namanya baru-baru ini dicantumkan di Balai Pelatihan Teknik Traksi (BPTT) Yogyakarta. Ya, dia adalah Darman Prasetyo. Lantas, bagaimana bisa namanya diabadikan sebagai nama Sekolah Teknik terkemuka di Yogyakarta ini?Baca Juga: Human Error Duduki Peringkat Teratas Penyebab Kecelakaan KeretaSebelum membahasnya lebih jauh, BPPT Darman Prasetyo merupakan salah satu tempat pendidikan yang dikhususkan untuk calon masinis lokomotif dan Kereta Rel Diesel (KRD). Para calon masinis akan menerima ilmu terkait pengendalian ular besi terlebih dahulu di sini selama kurun waktu tertentu. Baru setelah mereka dinyatakan siap untuk bertugas, mereka akan dikirim langsung ke lapangan untuk mengemudikan lokomotif.Sumber: viva.id Kembali ke topik pembahasan awal, Darman Prasetyo merupakan masinis KRL Jabodetabek jurusan Serpong-Tanah Abang yang menabrak truk tangki Pertamina pada Senin, 9 Desember 2013 silam. Darman yang ketika kejadian masih berumur 25 tahun tersebut menjadi salah satu dari tujuh korban tewas dalam tragedi tersebut, disusul oleh asisten masinis Agus Suroto, teknisi kereta Sofyan Hadi, dan empat penumpang lainnya.Kejadian nahas ini bermula ketika KRL bernomor 1131 berangkat dari stasiun Serpong sekitar pukul 11.01, sedikit molor karena kereta tersebut sempat meperbaiki sistem AC yang tidak berfungsi dengan baik. Ketika kereta tengah melaju menuju stasiun Pondok Ranji, di situlah petaka ini bermula. Sebuah truk gandeng bermuatan 24 ribu kiloliter BBM melintasi palang pintu kereta yang terletak di Jalan Bintaro Permai 3, Jakarta Selatan. Diketahui, palang pintu tersebut tidak berfungsi.Dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari beberapa laman sumber, petugas penjaga pintu perlintasan kereta sempat mengibarkan bendera merah yang menandakan kereta harus segera berhenti karena statusnya tidak aman untuk melintas. Namun KRL yang dikendalikan oleh Darman tidak bisa mengerem mendadak dan tabrakan pun tak bisa dihindari.Menurut penuturan salah satu saksi mata kejadian tersebut, ia sempat melihat seorang petugas kereta yang keluar dari ruang kendali dan mengabarkan kepada penumpang bahwa kereta akan menabrak. “Lima detik habis asisten masinis itu kasih tahu saya bakal ada tabrakan ‘hati-hati bu, mau tabrakan’, habis itu, terjadilah tabrakan,” kata saksi mata bernama Effendi tersebut, dilansir dari laman Liputan6.com.Sumber: wikipedia.comAnehnya, setelah melakukan peringatan tersebut, sang asisten masinis kembali ke dalam ruang kendali dan seolah bersiap untuk menanti ajal yang akan segera merenggut nyawanya. Tragisnya, truk yang bermuatan penuh tersebut meledak sebanyak tiga kali, tidak lama setelah KRL 1131 menabraknya. Sontak, tidak hanya tragedi mengenaskan itu saja yang ramai diperbincangkan seantero Indonesia, melainkan aksi heroik dari Darman cs. dalam menghadapi situasi tersebut.Direktur Utama PT KAI kala itu, Ignasius Jonan mengatakan keputusan yang diambil oleh Darman cs. menunjukkan tanggung jawab dan dedikasi yang sangat besar terhadap tugas. “Jarang sekali ada orang dengan hati sebesar dan semulia itu,” ungkap Jonan dikutip dari sumber terpisah.10 hari berselang setelah kejadian tersebut, tepatnya 19 Desember 2013, PT KAI resmi mengabadikan nama Darman Prasetyo sebagai nama Balai Pelatihan Teknik Traksi Yogyakarta, menyusul kedua rekannya yang juga mendapat perlakuan sama.Sumber: kompas.comBalai Pelatihan Teknik Perkeretaapian (BPTP) di Bekasi berubah menjadi BPTP Sofyan Hadi dan Balai Pelatihan Operasional dan Pemasaran (BP-Opsar) di Bandung berubah menjadi BP-Opsar Agus Suroto. Selain mengabadikan nama mereka sebagai balai pelatihan, sebuah prasasti juga dibangun di stasiun Tanah Abang untuk mengenang dedikasi mereka dalam bertugas.Baca Juga: Antisipasi Kecelakaan di Jalur Kereta, Kemenhub Datangkan Kereta Derek“Dia adalah pahlawan,” tutur Direktur Operasi PT KAI Herlianto usai upacara peresmian BPTT Darman Prasetyo, Kamis, 19 Desember 2013, dikutip dari laman tempo.co. Sebagai bentuk belasungkawa kepada keluarga korban yang ditinggalkan, PT KAI memberikan kesempatan bagi keluarga korban mendaftar menjadi pegawai perkeretaapian dengan jalur khusus, tanpa tes, tanpa batasan umur, dan sesuai dengan latar belakang pendidikan mereka. “Bisa anaknya, bisa istrinya, atau juga saudara,” ungkap Juru bicara PT KAI Daerah Operasi VI kala itu, Agus Komarudin.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedMau Jadi Masinis PT KAI, Baca Dulu Beberapa Persyaratannya!15/11/2017In “Darat”Vanithashree, Kisah Masinis Wanita Sukses dari Mangaluru10/03/2018In “Darat”Tak Bisa Berhenti Seketika, Ternyata Sistem Pengereman Kereta Dipengaruhi Banyak Faktor06/06/2018In “Darat”last_img read more


West Florida Men’s Tennis Falls in Season Opener to Top Ranked NAIA Team

first_img Share West Florida Men’s Tennis Falls in Season Opener to Top Ranked NAIA Team Feb. 16, 2008 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Opening the spring season at Montgomery, Ala., the West Florida Men’s Tennis team (0-1) fell short against the NAIA’s top ranked Auburn-Montgomery (5-0) team on Friday afternoon. The Argonauts earned a single point in the 8-1 loss to the Senators. West Florida opened the spring season ranked fourth in the NCAA Division II poll; however the first ranked Senators were superior this time. In doubles play, the Argonauts earned a win, but couldn’t pull out any singles wins. Eduardo Cavasotti (Florianopolis, Brazil) and Luis Arboleda (Medellin, Colombia) defeated the top doubles team from Auburn-Montgomery, formed by Sanakai Papi and Plasa, 8-6. However, the Argonauts fell short in the other two doubles spots. In the second spot, the Argonauts came close to earning one more point, when the team formed by Nicolas Barrientos (Cali, Colombia) and Patrick Bateman (Apopka, Fla.) lost 8-6. In the third position Luiz Bernardi (Campinas, Brazil) and Jose Ycaza (Guayaquil, Equador) were not able to stop Auburn-Montgomery’s doubles team, falling 8-2. In singles play, the Senators were just a notch better than the Argonauts, earning every single point. In the first singles position, Luis Arboleda fell to the Senators top player 6-4, 6-1. In the second position, 23rd ranked in the NCAA Division II rankings, Eduardo Cavasotti had a close first set, but was not able to keep up in the second, falling 7-5, 6-1. In the third position, 17th ranked in the NCAA Division II rankings, Nicolas Barrientos started slow and couldn’t recover, losing 6-0, 6-4. Jose Ycaza played in the fourth position, and fell to the Senators fourth player 6-2, 6-0. Playing in the fifth position, Luiz Bernardi fell short with a 6-2, 7-6 loss. Making his debut with an Argonaut shirt, freshman Carlos Zamora was not able to earn his first victory in his first try, by losing his match 6-2, 6-3. The Argonauts returned to action on Saturday, 16th in Columbus, Ga., against Georgia College, to be played at 1 p.m. ET. The Argonauts will open at home on March 13th, and expect a strong season despite the opening season lost. #1 Victor Sanakai Papi (AUM) def. Luis Arboleda (UWF); 6-4, 6-1 #2 Daniel Plasa (AUM) def. Eduardo Cavasotti (UWF); 7-5, 6-1 #3 Alberto Gonzales (AUM) def. Nicolas Barrientos (UWF); 6-0, 6-4 #4 Michael Tucker (AUM) def. Jose Ycaza (UWF); 6-2, 6-0 #5 Francisco Redondo (AUM) def. Luiz Bernardi (UWF); 6-2, 7-6 #6 Tim Mudrick (AUM) def. Carlos Zamora (UWF); 6-2, 6-3 #1 Arboleda/Cavasotti (UWF) def. Sanakai Papi/Plasa (AUM); 8-6 #2 Redondo/Gonzales (AUM) def. Barrientos/Patrick Bateman (UWF); 8-6 #3 Nikola Miskovia/Tucker (AUM) def. Bernardi/Ycaza (UWF); 8-2 SinglesDoublesPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more


Vs. Opponents

first_img   Through 2013 SeasonAll-Time Record vs. OpponentsOpponentW-L-TOpponent W-L-TAgnes Scott Alabama-Huntsville Alabama State Arkansas-Little RockArmstrong Auburn Belhaven Barry Bartlesville WesleyanBelmount Abbey Birmingham-Southern Brewton-Parker Carson-Newman Cal State Dominguez Hills        Centenary Central Arkansas Central Florida Christian Brothers Clayton State College of St. Rose Colorado School of Mines Columbus State Cumberland Dallas Baptist Delta State Eckerd Erskin Flagler Florida Atlantic Florida Southern Florida State Florida Tech Fontbonne Gardner-Webb Georgia Southwestern Grand Valley StateHarding  Huntingdon Kennesaw State  LaGrangeLambuth Lander LeeLincoln Memorial Lindenwood Loyola (N.O.) Louisiana State Lynn 1-0-020-0-01-0-00-1-01-1-10-1-11-0-06-8-10-0-11-0-02-0-00-1-03-1-00-0-10-1-07-0-00-1-018-6-02-0-01-0-00-1-04-0-01-0-01-0-010-0-04-0-12-0-01-0-00-2-09-2-10-2-02-0-01-0-01-0-01-0-00-1-08-2-02-7-20-0-13-0-04-0-01-0-01-0-011-3-10-1-16-1-11-0-05-7-0Mars Hill Middle Tennesse Metro State Midway Millsaps Mobile Montevallo Mount Olive North Alabama North Florida North Greenville Nova Southeastern Oklahoma Christian Ouachita Baptist Palm Beach Atlantic Rollins Saint Leo Saint RoseSeattle Pacific University ShorterSt. Edwards St. Thomas South Alabama Southern Mississippi Spalding Spring Hill Tampa Tennessee Wesleyan Texas Lutheran Thomas (Ga.)TusculumUnion (Tenn.)UC San DiegoValdosta State Warner Pacific Wesleyan (Ga.) West Alabama West Georgia Western WashingtonWingateWheeling Jesuit William Carey Young Harris 1-0-01-0-00-2-00-2-01-0-09-8-019-1-12-0-019-1-14-0-12-0-03-1-01-0-013-0-02-0-012-1-27-1-12-0-00-1-03-0-01-1-01-1-01-3-01-1-01-0-018-0-06-4-22-0-01-0-09-0-01-0-02-0-01-0-03-0-21-0-01-0-05-0-012-0-01-0-01-0-01-0-03-10-01-0-0Print Friendly Version Vs. Opponents Sharelast_img read more


Tennis matches against No. 1 Armstrong canceled

first_img The UWF tennis teams will be back in action March 1 against Barry (Photo by Bill Stockland) Tennis matches against No. 1 Armstrong canceled Sharecenter_img  VALDOSTA, Ga. – The No. 2 West Florida men’s and No. 9 women’s teams matches against No. 1 Armstrong have been canceled because of inclement weather. The matches, scheduled for Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. ET in Valdosta, Ga., will be not be made up. The Argonaut men’s match against No. 6 Rollins scheduled for Feb. 23 in Valdosta will be postponed until March 3. The match’s starting time will be announced at a later time. The UWF women’s match against No. 13 Rollins scheduled for Feb. 23 in Valdosta has been canceled and will not be made up.The UWF tennis teams will be back in action March 1 against Barry in Valdosta at 10 a.m. ET.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


West Florida downs Spring Hill in overtime

first_img Share West Florida downs Spring Hill in overtime Gallet tallies 3 points in win (Phot by Bill Stockland) center_img    PENSACOLA, Fla.  – It took an extra period for the Argonauts to earn this first win of the 2013 season after downing Spring Hill College in the 93rd minute at the UWF Soccer Complex Sunday. The Argos used an unfamiliar connection to get the goal after a cross from Marteinn Urbancic (Fr., Reykjavik, Iceland) found the foot of junior transfer Miguel Santos (Houston, Tx/Wallace State CC). Junior Dillon Gallet got the second assist on the goal from a set-up pass to Urbancic. UWF now has a record of 1-1-0 (0-0-0 GSC) while the Badgers drop to 2-2-0 (0-0-0 SSAC). West Florida opened the scoring in the game from a goal by Gallet off of a free kick from senior Jake Pratt (Niceville, Fla.) in the 21st minute. It didn’t take long for the Badgers to answer and took only 48 seconds to even the score from a shot by Tyler Hartlage that found the left corner of the net. Both teams would struggle to find the net again in regulation and the game was ended by Santos in overtime.The Argos outshot their opponent 18-10 and managed to attempt seven shots on goal compared to Spring Hills 4. Steven Hermosa (Sr., Orlando, Fla.) started in net for the Argos before Junior Stuart McCrory (Prattville, Ala.) replaced him at the half. McCrory was credited with the win after stopping one shot and allowed 0 goals in 47 minutes. Jacob Files was the losing goalkeeper after he stopped five shots and allowed two goals in 92 minutes. UWF will be on the road next weekend when they travel to play Christian Brothers Friday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. CT and Delta State Sunday, Sept. 15 at 3:30 p.m. CT. The weekend will mark the opening of GSC conference play and Christian Brothers will begin to defend is GSC title. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#                          Soccer Game Summary (Final)                         2013 West Florida Men’s Soccer         Spring Hill vs West Florida (Sep 08, 2013 at Pensacola, Fla.) Spring Hill(2-2-0, 0-0-0 SSAC) vs. West Florida(1-1-0, 0-0-0 GSC) Date: Sep 08, 2013  Attendance: 231 Weather: Hot and humid Goals by period       1  2 OT  Tot ———————————- Spring Hill………  1  0  0 –  1 West Florida……..  1  0  1 –  2  SCORING SUMMARY:  1.  21:11 UWF Dillon Gallet (1) (Jake Pratt) – Pratt to Gallet on free kick, Gallet header to right side  2.  21:59 SHC Tyler Hartlage (Eric Schwing) – Hartlage on a give-and-go with Chasteen  3.  92:25 UWF Miguel Santos (1) (Dillon Gallet;Marteinn Urbancic) – Gallet pass to Urbancic top of box, to Santos in box shot right Shots: Spring Hill 10, West Florida 18 Saves: Spring Hill 5 (Jacob Files 5), West Florida 3 (Steven Hermosa 2; Stuart McCrory 1) Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


West Florida falls in doubleheader against UNA

first_img North Alabama* 2/15/2015 – 1 p.m. CT Preview Next Game: Story Links Live Stats Watch Live Strike Out Cancer Day Video Full Schedule Roster PENSACOLA, Fla.  – The University of West Florida softball team lost both games of its doubleheader against the University of North Alabama Saturday afternoon. The Argonauts (1-6, 0-2) fell in game one to the Lions 7-0 and then 5-1 in game two. “We just came out tight today and couldn’t find a way to play relaxed,” said head coach Melissa Paul. “As long as we come out tomorrow relaxed, we’ll be in good shape.” Game 1 – West Florida 0, North Alabama 7 West Florida struggled at the plate during the first game and had their first hit in the game in the fourth inning after junior Emily Pettigrew (Navarre, Fla./Pensacola State College) singled for the Argos. UWF totaled three hits in the game and had three walks. North Alabama started the scoring early for the Lions after scoring a run in the first and then followed with runs in the third and fourth to jump to an early 3-0 lead. UNA would close out the game with two runs in the sixth and seventh to seal the 7-0 victory over the Argos. Bianca Lopez (Stuttgart, Germany/Patch American HS), Alex Marionakis (Royal Palm Beach, Fla./Royal Palm Beach HS), and Pettigrew each had hit in the game. Kalyn Chapman (Boonville, Ind./Wabash Valley JC) was credited with the loss after going one inning and gave up one run. Game 2 – West Florida 1, North Alabama 5 It was another slow start for the Argos in the second game of the doubleheader, but this time the Lions took a while to get things rolling as well. Neither team produced a run until the fourth inning after UNA scored in the top half and junior Kayla Rosario (Pensacola, Fla./Pensacola State College) batted in Chelsy Krantz (Fort Dodge, Iowa/Iowa Central CC) to keep things tied at one. However, a three run fifth inning by the Lions would give UNA the momentum and North Alabama would score an insurance run in the seventh to take the 5-1 victory. Two Argos had multiple hits in the game including Rosario who went 2-for-3 as well as Lou Barnard (Apopka, Fla./Lake Sumter State College) who also went 2-for-3. Freshman Sarah Maloney (Tamarac, Fla./Cypress Bay HS) was credited with the loss after going 4.1 innings, gave up six hits, four runs, and struck out two batters. The Argos will wrap up their three game series against North Alabama tomorrow with a single game slated to start at 1 p.m. CT. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS# — www.GoArgos.com –Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


No. 20 UWF volleyball advances to GSC Tournament Championship

first_imgNext Game: Live Stats North Alabama (GSC Championship) 11/22/2015 – 12:30 p.m. Preview Full Schedule Roster Watch Live PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 20-ranked University of West Florida volleyball team swept Shorter 3-0 (25-22, 25-15, 25-20) in the semifinals of the Gulf South Conference Volleyball Tournament on Saturday afternoon. Top-seeded West Florida advances to its eighth GSC Tournament Championship appearance in the last nine years and will face the No. 2 seed North Alabama in the tournament final on Sunday, November 22 at 12:30 p.m. CT in the UWF Field House. West Florida used a .231 team attacking percentage in the win and had a balanced offensive attack on Saturday with five Argos tallying at least eight kills in the match. “I think what makes our team so difficult to play against is the fact that we have so many weapons,” Wolter said. “We have players that have to embrace the fact that even if it isn’t their day we still have other players that can step up and get the job done.” West Florida will be looking to win its seventh GSC Tournament Championship in the last eight years on Sunday. UWF faced UNA in the tournament final in 2008, 2010 and 2011 and came out on top in all three matchups. West Florida swept North Alabama in both regular season matchups this season. North Alabama will be making its 17th GSC Tournament Championship appearance on Sunday. The Lions have won 16 conference tournament titles in the 34-year history of the conference. Junior Kathryn Torre (Highland, Ill./State College of Florida) had an efficient performance on offense with nine kills on 19 attempts with no attack errors (.474). Torre also added four blocks in the win. Senior Autumn Duyn (Venice, Fla./Venice HS) tallied a team-high 10 kills at a .296 clip with nine digs and three blocks. “I thought in that first set Autumn made some veteran plays off the block, just defensively not letting them score on us,” Wolter said. “I felt like Kat was really tough to stop all throughout the match. I felt every time she went into the front row everyone could just take a deep breath because she was causing Shorter some problems at the net.” Junior Cora Bidlack (Randolph, N.J./Randolph HS) had nine kills at a .300 clip with a block. Sophomore Rachel Neblett (Austin, Texas/Vista Ridge HS) had eight kills and a pair of blocks on Saturday while junior Corisha Smith (Inwood, W.Va./Musselman HS) added eight kills in the win. Junior Tori Martella (Jacksonville, Fla./Providence HS) tallied a team-high 23 digs while sophomore Monique StCyr (Williamsburg, Va./Jamestown HS) had 40 assists, eight digs, three blocks and a service ace on Saturday.             For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS# Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more