By JOE R. BOWLING, JR.The weather conditions were perfect and nature took it’s course on South Padre Island Saturday morning.As a parade to mark the beginning of the Kemp’s ridley Seas Turtle nesting season was going on, the first turtle made it’s way on shore to lay her eggs. By the end of the weekend three more turtles had also came ashore and more are expected early this week.“The windy conditions made this for a perfect weekend,” said Sea Turtles Inc. Curator Jeff George, “and we are very excited to see this time of year and have big expectations.”The first nest was discovered by a Cameron County Constable at Isla Blanca Park around 9:30 a.m. in the morning. That nest produced 91 eggs which were transported to Andie Bowie Park and placed in incubation.“It is our job to preserve the nest first,” said George, “and then we make sure that the eggs are hatched so that we can return the new turtles to the sea.”The second nest was discovered within the hour about eight miles north of the first. Two additional nest were later found with eggs totaling well over 300.“Last year we had a hatch rate of around 91 percent,” said George, “so around June 5 or 6 we should see quite a few hatchlings from these four nests.”Last year Sea Turtles Inc. was kept very busy and this year they are expecting at least 50 new nests during the season.“We have people out watching for nest every day,” said George, “and we are hoping that people on the beaches help us watch too. These turtles are the only species that nest during the day and it is important that people get with us if they see a turtle.”For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Apr. 18 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here. Share RelatedSea Turtle Inc. sees largest turtle releaseBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press email@example.com Cars were packed onto the shoulder of Park Road 100 for several hundred yards on either side of the entrance to County Beach Access #3 Wednesday morning as hundreds of people arrived to witness what was expected to be one of the largest…June 24, 2016In “News”First Kemp’s ridley nest of the season foundBy TERESA SHUMAKER Special to the PRESS The first Kemp’s ridley nest of the Texas season was discovered Friday, April 24, around 9:45 a.m. One hundred eggs were laid, and to make it even more exciting, the sea turtle mama had an I.D. tag. Thanks to the tag, we now know that…May 1, 2015In “News”Writer’s Block: Babies on BoardBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press firstname.lastname@example.org Pretty much everyone has heard the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” Those five little words do so much to encapsulate the riot of spring and the new life it ushers in. Flowers aren’t the only bright new things that appear during this…April 29, 2016In “Editor’s Column”
By ESTEVAN MEDRANOPort Isabel-South Padre Presspress@portisabelsouthpadre.com Port Isabel Mayor Joe E. Vega presents members of Bikers for Christ with a proclamation declaring May Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month. (Staff photo by Estevan Medrano).The Port Isabel Commission proclaimed the month of April as Autism Awareness Month at Monday’s special meeting. The Commission also welcomed several children and their parents present at City Hall who participated in the Run/Walk for Autism held this past Saturday at Beulah Lee Park. Mayor Joe E. Vega presented the walk/run participants and their supervisors with a framed acknowledgment commemorating the occasion. The lighthouse was lit blue earlier this month in support of autism awareness and will remain so for the whole month.“I want to thank everyone who participated in promoting this here,” said Mayor Vega. “Especially the parents who work so hard in promoting awareness.”Also present were several local motorcyclists who were happy to see the city commission proclaim the month of May as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month. The bikers, many part of the group Bikers for Christ, also were presented with a framed acknowledgement commemorating the newly passed proclamation.“We are urging all of our community to become aware of the inherent danger involved in operated a motorcycle,” said Mayor Vega. “And give the operator the respect on the road they deserve.”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 RelatedON HOLD: PI barred from holding meetings until ousted commissioners issue resolvedBy ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press email@example.com To view a copy of the case summary or the petition click here. Port Isabel Commissioners Juan Jose “J.J.” Zamora and Martin C. Cantu who were recently dismissed from office following a majority vote by the City Commission, have filed an injunction against…April 24, 2015In “News”6th Annual Autism Walk set for April 12By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ South Padre Parade The Sixth Annual Autism Walk/5K and Family Fun Event is scheduled for Friday, April 12, at the Heavin Resaca Trail. “April is Autism Awareness Month, so we put together a walk,” said organizer Lupita Hernandez. “It’s a fun evening for families who have kids…April 4, 2013In “South Padre Parade”Taxi licensingBy ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press firstname.lastname@example.org Getting back to business as usual, the Port Isabel City Commission met Tuesday for a regular meeting. The commission began by accepting a request by Julian Hernandez Jr. — a Wave shuttle driver for 15 years in South Padre Island — to open…June 12, 2015In “News”
Share RelatedCommission discusses Lighthouse future, potential hotelBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press email@example.com Port Isabel city leaders discussed the future of the historic Lighthouse, the potential of bringing a new hotel to town and advisory board appointments during Tuesday’s meeting of the City Commission. Changes could be coming for the Lighthouse — in particular, which state…December 14, 2018In “News”Lighthouse repairs delayed againBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press firstname.lastname@example.org July 25. That’s the new estimated date of completion for the repairs to the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse, announced City Manager Jared Hockema at Tuesday’s city commission meeting. Hockema announced the news with a note of disapproval in his voice as he described…May 26, 2017In “News”City OKs beautification master planBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press email@example.com The City of Port Isabel, in conjunction with the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has taken the first steps towards creating a beautification master plan. The news came after the City Commission unanimously approved creating a master plan, which would serve as…April 7, 2017In “News” By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comThe City of Port Isabel has a new logo.The modernized design was unveiled during a regular meeting of the City Commission Tuesday evening. Marketing Director Valerie Bates delivered a presentation to the Commission detailing how the bayside city’s municipal logo has evolved over the decades.The first design, a woodcut which prominently featured the historic Lighthouse, was created in 1926 by the Port Isabel Land Company. It wasn’t until some decades later that the more familiar design, which features the Lighthouse, the Queen Isabella Causeway and a sunset, was designed in the mid-20th century. Since then, the design has remained mostly unchanged, except for removing certain elements, such as a depiction of a shrimping trawler.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.
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Penerbangan transit merupakan layanan dari maskapai sendiri atau kombinasi (multiple flight) bersama maskapai lain. Hal ini secara otomatis akan memunculkan harga jual total tiket dari keseluruhan sektor transit menjadi satu informasi harga tiket yang harus dibeli/ dibayar oleh pemesan.Lion Air “menjual harga jual tiket pesawat masih berada di bawah koridor tarif batas atas atau tidak menjual yang melebihi batas atas” menurut layanan kelas ekonomi domestik. Besaran tarif harga jual telah sesuai aturan regulator no PM 20 Tahun 2019 tentang tata cara dan formulasi perhitungan tarif batas atas penumpang pelayanan kelas ekonomi angkutan udara niaga berjaldwal dalam negeri dan Keputusan Menteri Perhubungan no. KM 106 tahun 2019 tentang Tarif Batas Atas Penumpang Pelayanan Kelas Ekonomi Angkutan Udara Niaga Berjadwal Dalam Negeri.Dalam menentukan harga jual tiket pesawat untuk penumpang pelayanan kelas ekonomi domestik, Lion Air Group sudah menghitung dan memberlakukan secara bijak berdasarkan kelompok layanan yaitu layanan standar minimum (no frills) diberikan oleh Lion Air dengan pesawat jet dan Wings Air menawarkan terbang menggunakan propeller (maksimal 85 persen) sedangkan Batik Air menyediakan konsep layanan premium/ maksimum (full service airlines) dengan pesawat jet (diperbolehkan menjual 100 persen).Menurut aturan tersebut, penetapan tarif batas atas pada tiket pesawat merupakan harga tertinggi/ maksimum yang telah mendapat izin untuk diberlakukan dan dihitung berdasarkan komponen tarif jarak. Untuk harga jual tiket penerbangan yang dijual merupakan implementasi penggabungan beberapa komponen menjadi kesatuan harga tiket pesawat.Baca juga: Tarif Tiket Pesawat Naik, Bus AKAP Diburu Masyarakat Pulau Sumatera Biaya tiket sekali jalan (one way) untuk penerbangan langsung terdiri dari komponen:· Tarif dasar (basic fare) tiket pesawat menurut jarak,· Pajak (government tax) dengan kisaran 10% dari harga dasar (basic fare) tiket pesawat,· Iuran wajib asuransi yang disingkat IWJR (Iuran Wajib Jasa Raharja),· Passenger Service Charge (PSC) atau airport tax dimasukkan langsung dalam biaya tiket pesawat. Besarnya berbeda-beda sesuai dengan bandar udara di masing-masing kota.· Biaya lain (tuslah), seperti asuransi tambahan.Sejak 1 Maret 2018, pelayanan jasa penumpang pesawat udara (PJP2U) atau PSC terbaru sudah termasuk ke dalam komponen harga tiket. Dengan demikian, jika ada perubahan pada tarif PSC akan mempengaruhi nominal pada harga tiket.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedLion Air Bersiap Turunkan Harga Jual Tiket Penerbangan Domestik21/06/2019In “Domestik”Disebut Punya Utang Rp614 Triliun, Berikut ini Klarifikasi dari Lion Air13/06/2019In “Domestik”Kabar Tiket Lion Air Jakarta-Pekanbaru Tembus Rp6 Jutaan, Ternyata Ada Bias Informasi di Medsos29/05/2019In “Bandara” Sumber: istimewa Dalam beberapa hari belakangan, pemberitaan dan topik bahasan di media sosial diramaikan seputar harga tiket yang fantastis dari layanan maskapai penerbangan di rute domestik. Lion Air Group, selaku grup maskapai penerbangan terbesar di Indonesia, memberikan penjelasan detail seputar fenomena di atas.Baca juga: Ikutan Menjerit Karena Harga Tiket Pesawat Mahal? Cek Dulu Penyebabnya! Danang Mandala Prihantoro, Corporate Communications Strategic dalam catatan tertulis menyebutkan bahwa pihak Lion air lewat website www.lionair.co.id dan agen perjalanan (online dan korporasi), akan memberikan informasi detail penerbangan. Apabila kursi (seat) untuk penerbangan langsung N/A (not available atau tidak tersedia) dan Sold Out (terjual habis), maka sistem pada mesin akan mencari rute dengan menawarkan alternatif agar pemesan bisa sampai di tujuan (melalui transit).
Dari pengamatan yang dilakukan KabarPenumpang.com, penggunaan video ini membuat kinerja kru kabin lebih efisien. Dimana, kru kabin bisa memberikan dan memiliki waktu yang lebih untuk melayani penumpang.Pelayanan yang biasanya dilakukan adalah kru kabin bisa membereskan barang-barang yang belum tersusun rapi di kabin, memberikan permen, makanan, minuman, handuk hingga selimut untuk para penumpang. Tetapi hal ini hanya bisa diberikan pada maskapai dengan layanan penuh dan video yang diputar biasanya sudah menjelaskan secara detail tentang peragaan keselamatan dalam penerbangan.Namun, untuk maskapai dengan biaya penerbangan murah, video tak bisa ditampilkan karena tidak ada layar monitor untuk menampilkannya. Sehingga para kru kabin haruslah memperagakan tentang keselamatan penerbangan secara detil dan membuat kru kabin menjadi kurang efisien dalam pelayanan kepada penumpang.Sayangnya, banyak penumpang yang tidak menyimak dengan baik pergaan keselamatan penerbangan. Kalaupun ada, mereka hanya memperhatikan kru kabin yang cantik atau tampan, bukan cara peragaannya. Tetapi, bila penumpang masih belum mengerti dengan penggunaan alat keselamatan penerbangan, waktu pramugari bisa lebih mudah untuk menjelaskan perlahan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedBocah 8 tahun, Fasih Peragakan Alat Keselamatan di Dalam Kabin04/12/2018In “Destinasi Udara”ICAO: Aspek Keamanan Membaik, Indonesia Naik Ke Peringkat 55 Untuk Keselamatan Penerbangan08/12/2017In “Analisa Angkutan”Meski Membosankan, Demo Keselamatan Penerbangan Jangan Dilupakan!03/07/2018In “Domestik” Youtube.com Demo keselamatan penerbangan atau safety briefing selalu ada di dalam setiap penerbangan penumpang komersial. Biasanya, peragaan alat keselamatan diperagakan oleh kru kabin yakni pramugari ataupun pramugara yang bertugas pada penerbangan di sepanjang lorong pesawat. Metode ini di Indonesia masih terus di praktekan oleh beberapa maskapai di Indonesia khususnya yang low cost carrier (LCC) atau penerbangan dengan biaya murah.Berdasarkan regulasi, peragaan keselamatan penerbangan diharuskan pada penerbangan komersial. Karena keselamatan adalah hal terpenting dalam dunia penerbangan dan tidak ada toleransi ataupun kompromi dan tertuang dalam Undang-Undang No. 15/1992. Selain itu ini adalah program pemerintah Program Nasional Keamanan Penerbangan Sipil (National Civil Aviation Security Programme)Traveller.com.auApakah peragaan keselamatan di pesawat saat ini efektif? Bila ditelisik lebih lanjut, saat ini beberapa maskapai besar seperti Garuda Indoensia, Qatar, Singapore Airlines dan lainnya sudah mengganti metode peragaan keselamatan secara manual dengan video menarik yang ditampilkan melalui monitor yang ada dihadapan para penumpang.
Share Hedstrom Earns Second Career GSC Runner of the Week Honor Bailee Hedstrom (Photo by UWF Sports Information) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Sophomore Bailee Hedstrom (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Nease HS) of the West Florida women’s cross country team was named Gulf South Conference Cross Country Runner of the Week on Wednesday, marking her second career GSC runner of the week honor. Hedstrom led the Argonauts to a third place finish at the Gulf Coast Stampede on Saturday, posting a personal cross country best in the 5k at 18:37.“Bailee deserves the honor, since she is one of the top runners in our conference, and I am looking forward to seeing how she and the team will perform at our conference meet,” said Head Coach John Bergen. “It looks like Bailee is peaking at the right time of the season, as she has been turning in some great workouts.”Hedstrom finished eighth at the meet and first among Division II runners. As well as being a personal best, her time was the fastest UWF cross country 5k time since Tanya Simpson set the school record at 18:07 in 1998. It is now the eighth fastest time in UWF women’s cross country history in the 5k.Hedstrom was the first UWF women’s runner to win the award when she did so last year as a freshman, and current freshman Megan Steinocher (Lawrenceville, Ga./Mill Creek HS) was the second earlier this season.“This is our second runner of the week this year, with Megan (Steinocher) earning one earlier, and that is a first for UWF women’s cross country,” explained Bergen. “This exemplifies that our team is stronger this year. Not only Bailee and Megan, but our top five have all stepped up their performances.”Hedstrom has raced in three of five meets this season for UWF, finishing first for the team in each race. The sophomore was an All-GSC second team selection last year, and she will look to lead UWF to an improved performance at this year’s GSC Championships on October 24 in Hoover, Ala.The Argos have one final regular season meet before the GSC Championships, as they will travel to Mississippi this weekend for the MC Ford / Watson Invitational on October 10. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Version
Share Victoria Harvey (Photo by Bill Stockland) DECATUR, Ala. – West Florida improved to 4-1 at this year’s Gulf South Conference Crossover, with Victoria Harvey’s (Green Cove Springs, Fla./Clay HS) second consecutive shutout over Christian Brothers, 3-0, and an 8-1 win over Southern Arkansas. Karri Bisbee (Panama City, Fla./Gulf Coast CC) led on the day with four hits and three runs scored, while Shannon Miles (Shreveport, La./Bossier Parrish CC) drove in three runs. Harvey teamed up with senior pitcher Jillian Lafrance (Calgary, Alberta/Charleston Southern) to collect the first game win. The Argos plated their first run in the bottom of the first inning, as Miles drove in Amber Ingram (Pensacola, Fla./Catholic HS) who was on base with a two-out walk. With the 1-0 lead, Lafrance entered the game in the fifth to pitch for the first time since early March, throwing two scoreless innings. The Argo offense backed their senior leader with run support, posting two in the bottom of the fifth. Danielle Kildow (Fort Walton Beach, Fla./Stetson) led off the inning with a base hit followed by a Bisbee bunt single. Melissa Chastang (Satsuma, Ala./Satsuma HS) drove in Kildow’s pinch runner Franny Bell (Navarre, Fla./Navarre HS) while Bisbee scored on a wild pitch. Harvey then returned to close the game in the seventh inning, improving to 6-3 with the victory.Ashleigh Allgood (Oxford, Ala./Jefferson Davis CC) fanned eight batters on her way to an 8-1 win over Southern Arkansas to improve the Argos to 33-9 overall, 12-7 GSC. The game was held scoreless until the bottom of the fifth inning when West Florida exploded with a four-run inning to break the tie.Pinch hitter Jennifer McKenney (St. Petersburg Beach, Fla./Daytona Beach CC) launched a leadoff double to left center to spark the offense, while Bisbee singled up the middle. Chastang knocked in the first run with a double down the left field line, scoring McKenney. Ingram collected the second RBI with a sacrifice fly to right field, and first baseman Crystal Thompson (Bonifay, Fla./Gulf Coast CC) singled to deep short to plate Chastang. With a 3-0 lead, Kildow roped a single up the middle to plate the final run of the inning.Southern Arkansas answered with a run in the top half of the sixth, but West Florida used the bottom of the inning to push the score out of the reach of the Lady Muleriders. Stephanie Ryan (Calgary, Alberta/Webber International) broke out with a base hit up the middle to lead off the sixth, while Bisbee laid down a bunt single. Ryan and Bisbee both advanced on a throwing error in the play, as Chastang then loaded the bases reaching on a second SAU miscue. Ingram came to bat next, and was hit by a pitch which walked a run in for a 5-1 lead. Two more scored on an RBI-double by Miles, and pitcher Allgood helped herself by driving in the final insurance run for the 8-1 win.West Florida closes out the GSC Crossover with a 10am meeting with No. 24 Arkansas-Monticello, and final bout with Henderson State at noon.Game One Box ScoreGame Two Box ScorePrint Friendly Version Wins Improve West Florida Softball to 4-1 at GSC Crossover
Robinson Leads No. 20 West Florida to 3-0 Win at Harding Share Jodi-Ann Robinson scored all three goals in UWF’s 3-0 win at Harding (Photo by Jim Hogue) SEARCY, Ark. – Sophomore Jodi-Ann Robinson (Richmond, British Columbia/Palmer Secondary School) scored her second hat trick of the season and accounted for all the offense in No. 20 West Florida’s 3-0 win at Harding in Gulf South Conference women’s soccer action on Sunday. With the win, UWF improved to 7-2 overall and 2-0 in Gulf South Conference play, while Harding dropped to 4-6-1, 2-1.With the three goals, Robinson took over the team lead with 12 total goals and 27 points this season. Freshman Alexis Garrand (Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips HS) also added her sixth assist of the season.Robinson’s first goal came in the seventh minute, as she dribbled around multiple defenders in the right corner and beat the keeper on the near post. At the 33:45 mark, the sophomore collected a loose ball in front of the goal in the penalty area and drove it past the diving keeper. Robinson made it three in the second half, as she received a pass from Garrand from the left sideline, turned and drove it past the keeper with the right foot.West Florida finished the afternoon with a 17-6 advantage in shots, and UWF also attempted six corner kicks to just one for Harding. Juniors Ali Ryan (Batemans Bay, Australia/Darton) and Lauren Byrd (Birmingham, Ala./Oak Mountain HS) combined in goal for UWF in the shutout, and Ryan made two saves. Harding goalkeeper Chelsea Hornbeck made three saves for the Lady Bisons.With the win, the Argonauts improved their GSC regular season winning streak to 44 games, dating back to the 2003 season.UWF will host NAIA rival Mobile on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Version
Share West Florida Trumps Alabama-Huntsville In Four HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The University of West Florida volleyball team picked up its 12th Gulf South Conference win of the year as they handed Alabama-Huntsville a loss in four sets, 3-1 (25-12, 18-25, 25-17, 25-18).After taking set one in commanding fashion, 25-12, West Florida (21-19, 12-0 GSC) dropped the second to Alabama-Huntsville (9-20, 4-8). UWF led in set number two, 1-0, before giving up the advantage after an attack error that tied the set up at one. Another error by the Argos then gave the Chargers a 5-4 lead as UAH picked up a decisive 25-18 win.Set three started off as a tight one with the teams tying things up at seven. Back-to-back service aces by Jenny Bellairs (Osage, Iowa) then put UWF up by two at 10-8. An Abby Timmer (Grand Rapids, Mich.) kill then extended the lead to nine before Lindsay Homme (Willowbrook, Ill.) slammed home a kill to end things at 25-17.West Florida jumped out to the early lead in set three, making it 7-3 after a pair of Charger attack errors. The Argos then scored four straight midway through after a Bellairs kill put the score at 16-11. A Homme block then ended the match with the Argos taking set four, 25-18.Homme and Bellairs tied for the team lead in kills with 13 with Autumn Duyn (Venice, Fla.) also finishing in double-digits with 10. Homme also led the Match with a .423 attack percentage. Haley Shackelford (Colorado Springs, Colo.) was tops defensively for the Argos with 17 digs while libero Anna Stoecklein (St. Charles, Mo.) finished up with 13.As a team, UWF put up seven blocks with Homme earning four.West Florida will now take the week off before hosting West Georgia on Nov. 4 in the UWF Field House. For the latest in UWF volleyball and all West Florida athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Version Jenny Bellairs had a pair of blocks while Haley Shackelford led the Argos with 17 digs (Photo by Bill Stockland).
UWF female athletes and nearly 300 Girl Scouts participate in All Girls Sports Day (Photo by UWF Sports Information) Share UWF Student-Athletes Take Part in All Girls Sports Day PENSACOLA, Fla. – University of West Florida female athletes across six sports took part in this year’s All Girls Sports Day along with nearly 300 girls, grades K-12, from the Florida Panhandle Girl Scouts Council. Girl Scouts from the gulf coast panhandle attended the event, which was held on Saturday at the UWF Field House.“It is a lot of fun. It gives us the opportunity to show our support and get involved,” says West Florida women’s soccer captain Tori Fish (Bellaire, Texas/Bellaire HS). “It is a great way to show the girls how fun it is to be active and show them how much fun our particular sports can be.”The girls started their day off by stretching with the UWF Strength and Condition Staff. After the girls were warmed up they were split in five different stations. The stations consisted of instructional sport specific drills and were led by UWF female athletes from the West Florida basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball teams. Each station lasted approximately 25 minutes and after the girls completed one station they rotated to the next.Patricia Gandolfo, UWF volleyball student assistant coach, said “we want to make sure the girls have fun and show them the love and passion we have for our sports. This is also a great way to increase community awareness about our sport.”All Girls Sports Day is an event that started in 1999. After a six-year absence, the event was brought back in February 2009 and has been held each year since.To volunteer or join the Girl Scouts, contact the local council office at 1-888-271-8778 or visit www.gscfp.org. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. All Girls Sports Day Photo GalleryPrint Friendly Version