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The new Kolda Community Library provides free access to global knowledge in the form of 350 French school books in a purpose-built 95 sq m facility that caters to all ages from six to 60 and is open six days a week.Amadou Diallo, CEO, Africa and South Asia Pacific, DHL Global Forwarding, said: “Many students in this rural area have gone through the school system without having access to a single book.”DHL and Safmarine jointly funded the building and the stocking of the library which includes French books covering a range of interests from fiction/non-fiction, biographical novels, rapid reads, school books, reference books, encyclopedias and dictionaries
Share Texas DPS officers stand at the Port Isabel side of the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway on Sept. 14. Photo by Gaige Davila.By Gaige [email protected] of the 19th annual Causeway Collapse memorial ceremony spaced apart. Photo by Gaige Davila.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 having spent the entire night at either base of the Causeway as agencies surveyed the bridge for explosives this past Monday night, attended and spoke about the early morning hours of Sept. 15, 2001, and their lasting impact on the area. “Both Port Isabel and SPI worked together as one and we became one community,” South Padre Island Mayor Patrick McNulty said. “We shared in the grief of mourning the victims.” Pastor Steven Hyde talks to the crowd about his relationship with “Harpoon” Barry and Chelsea Welch during the 19th annual Causeway Collapse memorial ceremony. Photo by Gaige Davila.Pastor Steven Hyde from the Lighthouse Assembly of God church, before giving the ceremony’s benediction, mentioned his relationship with two of the Causeway collapse’s victims, “Harpoon” Barry and Chelsea Welch, who Hyde married. Hyde even blessed their son, William, shortly after his birth. Hyde then led Barry and Chelsea’s funeral services. “To see the joy they were able to share in life, before they were taken, it was a neat experience, to see God was able to do something, before their lives were taken, they experienced oneness,” Hyde said. Gustavo Morales Sr. speaks to members of the media following the 19th annual Causeway Collapse memorial ceremony. Photo by Gaige Davila.At the ceremony was the father of survivor Gustavo Morales Jr., Gustavo Morales Sr., who said his son, who usually attends the annual memorial ceremony, had since moved to Austin. Morales told attending media members that he would attend subsequent ceremonies in his place, calling his son’s survival a miracle. He was bruised in several areas of his body, but had no significant injuries. Morales Jr., just days after the accident, told the Houston Chronicle in 2001 from his bed, “at least I’m alive.” The Welch’s, then-Port Isabel Fire Chief Robert Harris, Hector Martinex Jr., from Port Isabel; Julio Mireles, from Los Fresnos; Robin Leavell, from Mercedes; Gaspar S. Hinojosa, from Kingsville; and Stvan Francisco Rivas, from Humble, died that night. Morales Jr. is one of three survivors, with Brigette Goza and Rene Mata. Monday night’s bomb threat received a large response from area first responders, as traffic continued to build from both sides of the Causeway. Drivers attempting to travel to Port Isabel or South Padre Island were stuck for the entirety of the Sept. 14 closure. As traffic congested past Gomez Street in Port Isabel, some drivers turned around, others turned off their cars after pulling over on the side of Highway 100 and several parked throughout Port Isabel’s streets to sleep. The Causeway was reopened around 4:20 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The Causeway was closed by Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers after an anonymous caller told an Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office 911 dispatcher a bomb was under the bridge just before 8 p.m., Port Isabel Police Department Chief Robert Lopez told the PRESS. The threat was forwarded to South Padre Island Police Department, then to PIPD. DPS closed both lanes of the Causeway around 8:30 p.m., with DPS and PIPD squad cars blocking Tarnava and Garcia streets. By 10:58 p.m., the U.S. Coast Guard cleared the bottom of the Causeway while TxDOT continued surveying the top, according to South Padre Island Mayor Patrick McNulty in a Facebook post.Sometime around 1 a.m., Brownsville Police Department’s (BPD) bomb squad launched a drone to survey the Causeway. By nearly 3 a.m., DPS was still investigating the Causeway.In a Facebook Live video from the City of Port Isabel’s Facebook page, City Manager Jared Hockema, standing by the base of the Causeway while authorities surveyed the bridge, said there was no indication that the threat and the anniversary were related.“I hope it’s just a cruel coincidence,” Hockema said. “It’s obviously an event that’s etched into our minds. (It’s) still raw for so many of us.”Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedBomb threat closes Causeway on eve of collapse anniversary Editor’s note: This is a developing story. By Gaige Davila [email protected] 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”Causeway reopens after bomb threat By Gaige Davila [email protected] The Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway has reopened following a bomb threat that closed both lanes and left people in Port Isabel and South Padre Island in traffic for several hours. The Causeway was reopened around 4 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The Causeway was ordered to…September 15, 2020In “News”Causeway warning system trips from possible power outage, high windsSafety barrier comes down, bridge access halted, reopened after nearly two hours By Gaige Davila [email protected] 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.…February 26, 2020In “News”
Clonmel Commercials beat Kilsheelan 0-17 to 0-4 at Munroe yesterday while the John Evans coached Ardfinnan defeated south rivals Ballyporeen 0-22 to 0-9 at Cahir.The semi-finals will take place on October 14thMoyle Rovers go up against Clonmel Commercials in Cahir at 4 o’clock while Ardfinnan will face Loughmore Castleiney in Holycross at 2pm. Speaking to Tipp FM Sport after yesterday’s win over Kilsheelan, the Clonmel Commercials manager Charlie McGeever said he was pleased with his sides win over their south rivals.
Related No real disappointment as Jazz hang on to No. 12 pick SALT LAKE CITY — Now that the Utah Jazz know they’ll be getting the No. 12 pick in next month’s NBA draft, who are some of the players most likely to be available?Obviously players such as Duke’s Jahlil Okafor and Kentucky’s Karl Anthony-Towns will be gone when the Jazz select, as will top players such as Ohio State’s DeAngelo Russell, Emmanuel Mudiay, the former Texas high school star (and SMU recruit) who played in China this year, Latvian Kristaps Porzingis and Duke’s Justise Winslow, all of whom are at the top of most draft expert’s lists.Others likely to be gone by the time the Jazz pick are Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein, Texas’ Myles Turner, Croatian forward Mario Hezonja and Arizona’s Stanley Johnson.Still, Utah general manager Dennis Lindsey is confident that the Jazz will be able to get a good player, saying, “There are more than 12 good players in this draft.”The most familiar name that might be available for the Jazz is Frank Kaminsky, who won player of the year honors in college basketball this year as he led Wisconsin to the national championship game. The 7-foot-1 Kaminsky has the numbers (18.8 ppg, 8.2 rpg) and was a great interview at the recent Chicago combine. He didn’t play there, and the one negative is that he was the only player whose wingspan was shorter than his height.Kaminsky’s teammate, 6-9 forward Sam Dekker, is also expected to be taken in the top 15 and is known for his athleticism and toughness, although isn’t a great outside shooter.If the Jazz are looking for more long players for defensive purposes, they may be interested in 6-11 UCLA forward Kevon Looney, whose wingspan measured 7 feet 3 inches at the combine in Chicago. He averaged 11.6 points and 9.2 rebounds for the Bruins as a freshman.Another player with a large wingspan is Kansas forward Kelly Oubre, who measured 7-foot-2 at the combine. But he didn’t have great numbers in his only season with the Jayhawks at 9.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.A point guard who has been moving up draft boards is Cameron Payne, a 6-2 guard from Murray State, who averaged 20.2 points and 6.0 assists per game.Two other Kentucky players who will likely be available at No. 12 are Trey Lyles, a 6-10 forward and Devin Booker, a 6-6 guard, who is known as a good shooter. Another good shooter is Jerian Grant, a 6-4 point guard out of Notre Dame, who averaged 16.5 ppg and 6.7 assists.If the Jazz are looking for a big man to help inside, they could go with Bobby Portis, a 6-11 forward, who averaged 17.5 ppg and 8.9 rpg for Arkansas.One player who played right in front of the Jazz brass’ noses for two years is Utah’s Delon Wright. He’s projected by some as a “nice backup” in the league, but although the Jazz need help at the point guard spot, it may not be worth a No. 12 pick for someone who is expected to go between picks 20 and 30. Also, Wright’s biggest deficiency is his shooting, which is something the Jazz are looking to improve.Lindsey couldn’t talk about specific players, but when asked what qualities he looks for in a player, he said, “Committed, serious, tough, smart . . . we’ve tried to be true to the Jazz historical DNA and we’ll be very mindful of the person. We’ll also look at health and their character.’’ Utah Jazz: Ranking the best No. 12 picks in NBA draft history Warriors rally past Rockets 110-106 in Game 1 of West finals Draft options for the Utah Jazz
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns has been charged with driving with a suspended license.A Miami Beach Police report says an officer pulled over Burns’ Cadillac SUV in South Beach on Thursday for having an expired tag.The report says the 22-year-old Burns failed to produce a driver’s license, and was handcuffed and taken to a county jail.Miami-Dade County court records show Burns hadn’t paid hundreds of dollars in traffic tickets and failed to appear for a hearing.The police report says Burns’ SUV was impounded and the vehicle’s tag was seized.Jail records show Burns was released on bond Friday. It couldn’t be determined if he had an attorney; the case wasn’t yet listed in court records.Burns was a first-round draft pick by the Steelers in 2016.
Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier SAFETY TERRELL EDMUNDS breaks up a pass during the Steelers/Seahawks game, Sept. 15. (Photo by Courier photographer Brian Cook Sr.)by Bill Neal, For New Pittsburgh Courier:10—What goes around…comes around! That’s one of many old sayings that got to be an old saying because they’re true. And as it relates to Antonio Brown, nothing could be more true! #1. A.B. dogs the Steeler players, coach and ownership to get out of town. #2. Throws a TV out a hotel window (allegedly) that could have killed somebody. #3 “Plays” the brass in Oakland to get out of Raider duty. #4. BTW, and I know you forgot about this…shows up three hours late for a personal appearance at Children’s Hospital here in Pittsburgh. Children’s Hospital? C’mon man! #5. And now accusations of sexual assault and rape. Must remember… what goes around comes around!:09—First, this about Pitt football. Someone, who will remain nameless (Kevin Cameron), said without hesitation on our sports talk show, “Soul Take—Champions Live,” that Kenny Pickett, the Pitt quarterback, was not a Divison I quarterback. Wellllll, apparently if you throw for 300-plus yards against one of the top-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions in a game that Pitt should have won…means I was right yet again. Pickett is a D-1 talent and proved it. Now don’t get it twisted, he’s not the second coming of Dan Marino but he’ll do.:08—Here’s the parts you can’t blame on Pickett. #1. They brought in a new offensive coordinator, Mark Whipple, and the offensive calls are still predictable. #2. Fourth-and-1 one the 1-yard-line, down seven and you kick a field goal in what might be the last state brawl in the for-see-able future? And he missed the kick anyway! C’mon…C’mon…C’mon Man!!! #3. Your defense has arrived. Find a running game. 24 yards all day ain’t gonna cut it. #4. Just curious, do you have a tight end? #5. You will never, never, never-ever see Jackie Sherill holding hands in prayer mold hoping for a victory. Fellas…where’s the Panther in ya? I am just saying.:07—Speaking of what up. Let’s talk Steelers. Same question, you’re fourth-and-1 on the one with what’s supposed to be the best O-Line in football and you can’t get one yard. Here’s an extra c’mon man for you.:06—That being said, and in an attempt to stop the bleeding…Hey Pittsburgh, do you have a tight end? I thought Bush was brought in to stop the slants across the middle. And on the offense…why are you not starting James Washington at wide receiver?:05—Hustler, Hustler, Hustler! If you need more information than that about J-Lo’s new movie you need to stop going to the movies. I give it 99 basketballs (Jennifer call me back, please).:04—If you know of a City League athlete that would be considered “Best of the Best” call their name in—412-628-4856. The Pittsburgh City League Hall of Fame Inductions are coming up Saturday, Nov. 2.:03—This just in. Your Pirates are now mathematically, officially eliminated from the playoffs. (and not a moment too soon.):02—OK…Look…You all know I am an equal opportunity man…and if you had seen me at Slippery Rock University back in the day, you would know how true that is (big smile). Anyway, all that being said, can’t we find a small, tight, shifty, swift, elusive, really fast, Black guy to run back kicks? Nothing personal to the word, “no dis” to Ryan Switzer, but, it’s kind of our thing…I am just saying! OK, alright I take it back, I am sorry.:01—Be that as it may, you still have to vote Trump out of office regardless of my semi-racist comments.:00—GAME OVER.
RFEF president Luis Rubiales is delighted with the success of the new Copa del Rey format. 07/02/2020 IN SPORT.ES “We had the clear feeling that we had to do something for lower league football and to give it a competition with a formula that revitalises it and fills it with surprises, good for some but not for others,” said Rubiales. Granada face Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad play Mirandes in the two-legged semi-finals. “Above all, it lets all clubs dream, they see the chances of going far, like what’s happened. Looking back, it’s been a tremendous success. Spanish football has enjoyed this cup a lot and there’s still the semis and final to go. This format is here to stay.” Rubiales: “El nuevo formato ha sido un tremendo acierto” Upd. at 18:25 First Copa del Rey semifinals without Barça OR Madrid in 10 years CET Europa Press RELATED STORIES