In Remembrance: Towns commemorate 14th anniversary of Causeway Collapse

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”Causeway reopens after bomb threat  By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com 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” Share PRESS Staff ReportSOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (Sept. 15) — Coast Guard Cutter Mallett crewmembers and Department of Public Safety personnel survey the damage done to the Isabella Causeway near South Padre Island, Texas, September 15, 2001. A tug pushing four barges allided with the causeway, causing 10 cars to fall into the water. USCG photo by CWO2 Robert WymanOn this dayCoast Guard and other officials inspect the damage to the Causeway on Sept. 15, 2001. Three support pillars collapsed into the water, along with a section of the bridge’s span over 200 feet long. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard.)South Padre Island City Manager Bill DiLibero speaks at a ceremony remembering those who died or were injured during the Queen Isabella Causeway collapse on Sept. 15, 2001. A tug boat pushing four barges collided with the bridge, resulting in 10 cars driving over the gap. Eight people died, including South Padre Island Fire Chief Robert Harris. Every year, the cities of Port Isabel and South Padre Island alternate the hosting of a memorial. This year, the ceremony was hosted by South Padre Island. (Courtesy photo).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

Argos down Florida Southern 4-1 to win season-opening series

first_img Share Argos down Florida Southern 4-1 to win season-opening series DeLorenzo allowed just one run in UWF’s 4-1 victory Sunday. (Photo by Bill Stockland) center_img    LAKELAND, Fla. – The University of West Florida baseball team defeated Florida Southern in the final game of its opening weekend series, 4-1.“I’m proud of the pitching today,” head coach Mike Jeffcoat said. “Our defense was pretty good, and we had some timely hitting today. We have to keep improving. It’s early, so hopefully we can do that.”FSC struck first in the bottom of the fifth inning with an RBI single by catcher Joey Miller. UWF starter Jordan DeLorenzo (Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park HS) stopped the damage there, and struck out Casey Eddinger to end the inning.UWF bounced back with a four-run top of the sixth. Aaron Haag (Andalusia, Ala./Southeastern Lousiana) gave the Argonauts the lead with a two-run single in the sixth, and Jeremy Bajdaun (Hialeah, Fla./Florida International) followed Haag with a bases-loaded two-run double.DeLorenzo got into a jam in the sixth after giving up a single to Trevor Freeman, then hitting Keith Curcio and walking Trey Vavra with one out. DeLorenzo was able to get out of the inning by striking out Chris Dennis and inducing a weak ground ball.He went 7 2/3 innings, allowing one run on four hits while striking out eight. Alex Stevens (Pensacola, Fla./Lurleen B. Wallace) came in to relieve DeLorenzo with the bases loaded in the eighth and forced a fly ball out to get out of trouble. Stevens pitched a scoreless ninth, earning the save and giving DeLorenzo his first win of the year.“It was a great performance by DeLorenzo,” Jeffcoat said. “He gave us a strong 7 2/3 and had some efficient innings there late. That was a huge situation for Alex Stevens to come in and get the guy to pop up with two outs.”With the win, West Florida’s record improves to 2-1. The Argos are back in action and return home on Wednesday against Spring Hill at 5 p.m.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#West Florida 4, Florida Southern 1 (02/02/14 at Lakeland, FL)———————————————————————-West Florida…….. 000 004 000  –  4  6  2      (2-1)Florida Southern…. 000 010 000  –  1  4  1      (1-2)———————————————————————-Pitchers: West Florida – Jordan DeLorenzo; Alex Stevens(8) and Garrett Flynn.Florida Southern – Richardson; Burnham(6); Brooks(6); D’Ariano(9) and Miller.Win-Jordan DeLorenzo(1-0)  Save-Alex Stevens(2)  Loss-Richardson(0-1)  T-2:42  A-277Weather: Warm and humidGame notes:Game 3 of 3-game season opening seriesTeams split doubleheader on SaturdayBurnham faced 3 batters in the 6th.Game: UWF03Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Porsi Makanan di Pesawat Tak Cukup? Jangan Khawatir, Bisa Nambah Asal Sopan

first_imgKabarPenumpang.com merangkum dari laman stuff.co.nz (5/4/2018), bahwa meminta tambahan makanan adalah hal yang lumrah dan beberapa maskapai penerbangan akan mengiyakan permintaan penumpang tesebut.“Jika seorang penumpang meminta tambahan makanan, baik itu kue pretzel, es krim atau apapun, kami akan selalu mencoba mengakomodasi,” kata juru bicara Virgin Atlantic. Juru bicara tersebut menambahkan, untuk makanan panas pihaknya bisa saja memberi, jika ada makanan yang baru dan sisa. “Bahkan di akhir layanan, kami selalu menawarkan kepada penumpang.”British Airways yang kini tidak lagi memberikan makanan gratis pada penerbangan jarak pendek memiliki kebijakan yang sama dengan Virgin Atlantic untuk penerbangan jarak jauhnya.“Saat penumpang kami meminta tambahan makanan ke awak kabin, sebisa mungkin kami akan mengakomodasinya jika itu masih tersedia,” ujar British Airways.Sedangkan juru bicara Aeroflot mengatakan, permintaan makanan tambahan dari penumpang tidak di tolak. Bahkan penumpang yang meminta akan diberikan satu dan itu pun tergantung ketersediaan yang ada di kabin.Stephan Segraves seorang co-host dari Podcast mengatakan saat dirinya meminta tambahan makanan ketika awak kabin selesai dengan pelayannya.“Saat saya meminta tambahan, mereka biasanya sedikit terkejut dan bahkan berkata kepada saya ‘Anda yakin ingin detik ini juga?’ Tetapi itu semua harus dan wajib mereka berikan,” jelas Segraves.Serupa dengan Segraves, Nik Loukas seorang pemilik blog InFlightFeed menambahkan, dirinya pernah meminta tambahan makanan dikarenakan cukup lapar atau porsi yang diberikan sedikit. Dia mengaku, untuk meminta makanan tambahan tersebut selalu bertanya dengan sopan pada awak kabin.“Saya belum pernah mendapat jawaban tidak dari awak kabin ketika meminta tambahan makanan. Jangan malu jika masih lapar untuk meminta lebih banyak dari porsi kalian,” ujar Nik.Hal ini sebenarnya bisa mengurangi sampah makanan pesawat dan membuat bumi lebih sehat dimana makanan tambahan di pesawat bisa memiliki manfaat pada lingkungan. Selain itu juga menghemat pengeluaran para penumpang, sebab biasanya menambah makanan tidak akan dikenakan biaya tambahan.Baca juga: Soal higienis? Makan di Kereta dan Pesawat Tak Jauh BerbedaSebagai penumpang yang memiliki sopan santun, baiknya tidak masuk ke dapur pesawat dengan seenaknya untuk mencari makanan tamahan. Hal tersebut akan membuat awak kabin marah dan menganggu pekerjaan mereka.“Baiknya meminta makanan dengan sopan dan jangan masuk ke dapur kabin dengan seenaknya mencari makanan sendiri, karena ada makanan tambahan gratis yang bisa kami sediakan. Jika penumpang mendatangi saya dan bertanya tentang tambahan, saya akan memberi mereka apapun yang tersedia. Maka jaga sopan santun sebagai penumpang,” ujar Nuralia Mazlan seorang awak kabin.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedInilah 11 Anggapan yang Keliru Seputar Makanan di Pesawat21/09/2019In “Featured”Santap Sisa Makanan Penumpang, Awak Kabin Ini Terancam Sanksi Berat14/12/2017In “Destinasi”Punya Penyakit Celiac, Penumpang ANA Hanya diberi Satu Buah Pisang23/05/2017In “Featured” Ilustrasi pramugari Qantas menghidangkan makanan pada penumpang (Travel Associates) Dengan dibantu oleh para ilmuwan makanan dan koki berbakat dalam mengelola makanan, maka kualitas hidangan di dalam kabin pesawat kini semakin baik. Namun sayang, porsi makanan di pesawat terbilang ngepas bagi ukuran orang kebanyakan.Baca juga: Pasta? No, Nasi Goreng? Yes, Untuk Disantap di Kabin PesawatDengan porsi yang tak seusai, terkadang ada saja penumpang yang ingin memakan lebih banyak dari porsi yang lainnya. Namun, apakah penumpang boleh meminta makanan lebih, makanan yang di panaskan atau tambahan cemilan?last_img read more

Elders Awakening Through Music

first_imgHeritage Place will be showing the Alive Inside documentary on Thursday, August 20. Certification training will be offered September 15-17 at no cost. Ruthann Truesdell, staff training coordinator at Heritage Place in Soldotna, said Kenai Peninsula seniors differ from their children and grandchildren in one surprisingly life-changing way… Truesdell: “They would go to the music, whether it be to church or to a big band or to dance clubs, and so I don’t think that they would normally play music unless it was affiliated with somewhere that they went to.” Truesdell: “A lot of times when people have dementia, they’re locked into themselves. This would give them an opportunity to have more meaning and a lot of times they can’t handle crowds or a lot of activity, so they could have that meaningful activity with themselves and maybe somebody sitting with them reminiscing, but not to have to be in a hymn sing room with 20 or 30 other people.” Truesdell said music isn’t stored in one specific part of the brain, so it isn’t lost the way other brain functions can be…center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Most of us take for granted the ability to operate an iPod, but tech-savvy volunteers are being called to help elders unlock past decades of their lives. Truesdell is hoping to bring the ‘Alive Inside’ program to Heritage Place. It’s a simple concept, seniors are given a personalized music playlist on an iPod, bringing back sensations and memories which appeared to have been lost. You can RSVP or learn more by calling 714-5000 and ask for Gina or Ruthann.last_img read more

PFD Applications Close Tonight

first_imgHeather Beaty, Program Manager for Pick.Click.Give, said even if you’ve completed the application, you can add or change a charitable donation… Mesdag: “Last year we were up about 14-15% and right now we’re on track to do that again. With some of the economy and certain things that are going on right now, it’s really impressive to see the community gathering around and getting behind United Way and increasing those donations.” Beaty: “You can log back in to your PFD application on the state website, and you’ll see a green button on the right-hand side of the website that says ‘Add or Change a Donation,’ and it takes just a few seconds to log back in and add a new contribution.” Wayne Stevens is the CEO of United Way and says Alaskans seemed to be procrastinating on filing this year… Stevens: “The other day we got an update on the number of filers for the PFD year over year and this year, the filing for PFD is running a little slow. People have either forgotten or procrastinated. I think the number was 30,000 people behind last year filing at this point in time in the year.”Although filing is running slowly this year, United Way Board Member Mark Mesdag says Pick.Click.Give donations to the charity are up… FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享There’s just a few hours left to file for this year’s PFD, with the applications closing at 11:59 tonight (Thursday). The deadline is 11:59pm March 31.last_img read more

Auburn outspent Kentucky on basketball recruiting in 2012-13

first_imgAUBURN – By the third year of what was one of the worst coaching tenures in the history of Auburn basketball, former coach Tony Barbee spent more on recruiting than all but two public universities, even outpacing Kentucky, and had little to show for it.Auburn spent $464,946 on recruiting, most among the 13 SEC public schools and third-highest nationally, during the 2012-13 school year, the most recent data available, according to data compiled by USA TODAY in conjunction with Indiana University’s National Sports Journalism Center from financial reports the schools file annually with the NCAA.“It was a bad return on investment,” Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs told USA TODAY Sports. “It didn’t work out. So I fired him.”While seven of his SEC competitors, including Alabama, were able to land top 30 recruiting classes, mostly at a fraction of the cost, Barbee signed seven players to a class comprised of only three-star recruits ranked 79th nationally and 13th in the SEC by 247Sports in 2013. Only three of those signees even made it to this season.Junior college transfer Malcolm Canada, who had almost no success under Barbee, flourished as a backup and occasional starter this season under coach Bruce Pearl. Guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen is the team’s best defender and a two-year starter and Matthew Atewe, who came off the bench for 18 games in 2013-14, sat out this past season due to injury. Alex Thompson, initially a walk-on, was later awarded a scholarship.Junior college transfer Chris Griffin was suspended and later transferred midway through the 2013-14 season, Benas Griciunas transferred to Charlotte following Barbee’s firing, Ronald Delph sat out the 2013-14 season before taking an “indefinite leave of absence” this fall and Dion Wade came off the bench for 18 games in 2013-14 and transferred to Miami (Ohio) in the offseason.The big change in Auburn’s spending was incurred in Barbee’s second season, which saw Auburn spend $442,916 – third nationally and second to Kentucky in the SEC – in 2011-12 after just $296,931 in 2010-11.Auburn’s class of six signees in 2012 was ranked 35th national and 4th in the SEC by 247Sports thanks in large part to four-star prospects Jordan Price and Shaq Johnson, both of whom left the program after one year. Price is now starring at La Salle and Johnson was dismissed following an arrest for possession of marijuana in July 2013.Guard Brian Greene Jr. transferred to Florida Gulf Coast following the 2012-13 season and junior college transfer Shareif Adamu was dismissed after just four games. Only junior college transfer Asauhn Dixon-Tatum, who completed a two-year career, and Jordon Granger even stuck with the program for more than one season.Twelve players left Auburn early during Barbee’s four years, the majority being his own signees, with more departing following his firing.Barbee claimed the high number of transfers during his tenure was a “college basketball problem” not just a “Tony Barbee problem,” though if the number of transfers each year would more than double if the rate of attrition he experienced happened at the more than 300 other Division I programs.Barbee and his staff all but abandoned recruiting in the state of Alabama but found it worthwhile to pursue prospects from deep off the bench at powerhouse Findlay Prep in Las Vegas or even Australia.Auburn’s average recruiting spending in the five-year period starting in 2008-09 was $325,907, far outpacing the SEC average of $209,338. By comparison, Alabama’s average was $209,570.Alabama’s five-year spending ($1,047,849) ranked 18th nationally and seventh in the SEC whereas Auburn’s five-year total ($1,629,533) was fourth nationally and second only to Kentucky ($1,981,786) in the SEC, with an increase of $262,334 over that period that led the conference.“If somebody says I need $200,000 more for airplane use, if it’s reasonable, I’m going to do everything I can to get it to him,” Jacobs said. “My job is to take every excuse off the table – that’s reasonable – for all of our head coaches to have the best chance to win and graduate the student athletes. Make good business decisions, but at the same time our prior staff (under Jeff Lebo) didn’t use the jet very much so Tony wanted to use it more, create a more nationwide recruiting budget and base.”Only three other programs who were among the top 30 in recruiting spending from 2008-09 to 2012-13 failed to make it to the NCAA Tournament, with Arkansas and Utah making it this season, leaving only Virginia Tech, which spent $982,597 – 20th nationally, to match Auburn’s spending and failures on the court.Like Auburn, Virginia Tech also changed coaching staffs, firing Seth Greenberg in 2012 and James Johnson in 2014.Barbee was fired less than two hours following Auburn’s loss in the first round of the 2014 SEC Tournament, his fourth in as many years.Now serving as a “special assistant to the head coach” at Kentucky under mentor John Calipari, Barbee is owed the remainder of an approximately $2.4 million buyout through June 2017.Speaking to the Advertiser during last week’s SEC Tournament, Barbee said “I got no comment on anything that happened at Auburn. It was a good time in my life and I’ve moved on and so have they.”Auburn went 49-75 under Barbee, the worst four-year stretch for the program since 1971-74. Under Barbee, Auburn experienced the program’s worst single-season stretch, with losses in 16 of 17 games to close the 2012-13 season, worst SEC losing streak (15 regular season, 16 to conference foes), no wins over ranked opponents (0-11), and a 2-6 mark against Alabama.Though financial data is not yet available for 2013-14, the last season under Barbee and the beginning of Pearl’s tenure, the results in recruiting are night and day.While he served the remainder of his three-year NCAA show-cause penalty, Pearl’s staff landed transfers Cinmeon Bowers, K.C. Ross-Miller and Antoine Mason and signed T.J. Lang and Trayvon Reed last offseason, a group that helped lead Auburn (15-20) to three wins in last week’s SEC Tournament, the program’s best outing since 1985.Auburn’s 2015 recruiting class, currently with four signees, is ranked 12th nationally and third in the SEC by 247Sports.last_img read more

Basketball: BPCC women, Benton girls competing in preseason event Saturday in Denham Springs

first_imgThe BPCC women and Benton girls basketball teams are participating in the Troy Giordano Pelican State Extravaganza on Saturday in Denham Springs. BPCC is playing Southwest Mississippi Community College at 3:30 p.m. in the freshman gym and Baton Rouge Community College at 6:30 in the Hornsby gym. The games are considered scrimmages and won’t count on the Lady Cavs’ record. Eight NJCAA and NAIA women’s teams are competing along with 28 high school girls teams. Benton is playing Salmen at 3:20 in the Jacket gym. All high school games are designated preseason Hall of Fame games and won’t count on the teams’ records. Among the other teams competing in the event are 2018-19 state champions Captain Shreve, (5A), Warren Easton (4A), Loranger (3A), Mansfield (2A), John Curtis (Division I) and Lee Magnet (Division II).Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndocenter_img Salmen is a traditionally strong program. The Lady Spartans lost in the second round of the 4A playoffs last season. Benton has moved up to Class 5A this school year. Benton went 34-4 last season and was the Class 4A state runner-up. The Lady Tigers lost two-time first-team All-State player Emily Ward, now an LSU player, and forward Abbie Wynn to graduation. But first-team All-Parish players Qua Chambers and Jada Anderson return.last_img read more

Mississippi State commit flips to ULL

first_imgThree-star Louisiana cornerback Dontrell Allen has flipped his commitment from Mississippi State to Louisiana-Lafayette, according to the Daily Advertiser.BREAKING: East St. High CB Dontrell Allen, identified by multiple recruits sites as a Mississippi State commit, committed to UL today.— Tim Buckley (@TDARaginCajuns) November 18, 2015//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsThree-star cornerback Dontrell Allen has flipped his commitment from Mississippi State to ULL.Three-star cornerback Dontrell Allen has flipped his commitment from Mississippi State to ULL.The 6-foot, 181-pounder tweeted that he was thinking of decommitting from the Bulldogs on Nov. 15. Three days later, Allen becomes the 18th player in the Ragin’ Cajuns 2016 class.I think im bout to decommit from MSU— DoIt4Deezy (@darkflash24) November 15, 2015//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsThe East St. John product received an offer from the Bulldogs during a camp in June and committed the same day.Mississippi State loses Will Redmond and Taveze Calhoun from its secondary after this season. The Bulldogs currently have two cornerback commits in fellow Louisianan C.J. Morgan-Walker and Co-Lin’s Lashard Durr. MSU has 15 pledges in 2016 in a class that ranked 39th nationally and 12th in the SEC, according to the 247Sports recruiting class composite rankings.<!–iframe–><!–iframe–>last_img read more

Man Utd v Chelsea player ratings

first_imgChelsea took a big step towards next season’s Champions League by beating Manchester United. Here’s how we rated the players in their victory at Old Trafford.Petr Cech: 6Didn’t have much to do but did the basics well with a minimum of fuss.Cesar Azpilicueta: 7The underrated full-back had another good game. He was solid defensively and useful when going forward.AdChoices广告Branislav Ivanovic: 7Put in a very competent display at the back and was a threat in the United box at set-pieces.David Luiz: 8Lit up a dull first half with his trademark runs from the back. Got into mischief late in the second half but his bold passing and willingness to step into midfield made him a thorn in United’s side.Ashley Cole: 6Subdued by his standards. Caught out a few times defensively and was ineffective going forward.Ramires: 7The Brazilian gave United’s midfield no respite and was involved in Chelsea’s goal.Frank Lampard: 6Not at his best, and missed a decent chance in the first half. But he still showed moments of quality, including a great cross for Juan Mata in the second half.Victor Moses: 6Worked hard but it wasn’t his day. He had a frustrating game before being substituted with 15 minutes left.Juan Mata: 8Drifted in and out of the game but was always a threat to United with his clever touches and movement before coming up with the winner with the help of a deflection off Phil Jones.Oscar: 7Unlucky not to score with a first-half effort that was tipped onto the post. He also set up Mata for the goal.Demba Ba: 6Offered a physical presence up front but was generally out of sorts and missed a decent early chance. 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookcenter_img See also:Mata’s late goal gives Chelsea vital victoryBenitez hoping injured Hazard will be fit for ‘final’ against Spurslast_img read more

RDAI launch volunteer initiative backed by Dormant Accounts Funding

first_img The Riding for the Disabled Association of Ireland (RDAI) launched their volunteer training initiative this week at Broadmeadows EC in Co Meath.In October 2016, Horse Sport Ireland were awarded funding of €40,000 under the Dormant Accounts Fund, for a volunteer training initiative put forward by Horse Sport Ireland as the National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport, in collaboration with RDAI, to deliver innovative and comprehensive training programmes for RDAI volunteers.Pictured at Broadmeadows EC,  from left: Avalon Everett (HSI) , RDAI Directors – Mary Walshe, Dilys Lindsay, Mary Neill, Stephen Keeley, Irish Olympic Modern Pentathlete Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe, Noneen Fox, Sophie Sauveroche and Roisin Henry (Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile)The funding announcement was made by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD and the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’ Donovan TD. The process is administered by Sport Ireland.Róisín Henry, RDAI Field Officer and Director said:“We are extremely grateful to Sport Ireland for the funding to allow us to implement this program and to Horse Sport Ireland for supporting our application. Broadmeadows is the first of our two-day training sessions with prestigious coaches Sue Adams Wheeler, chair of coaching at RDA UK and internationally. The RDAI and its volunteers are the quiet unsung heroes of the horse world. They work week-in week-out with the intellectually and physically disabled for free. There are no prizes or medals for the service they provide which means it often goes unnoticed in such a goal orientated world.“The Dormant Account Sports Inclusion Fund, in conjunction with HSI , has given us the opportunity to put in place an innovative and comprehensive training programme which will make our volunteers feel valued and appreciated. As well as improving the experience of our riders, this training offers our volunteers continuous professional development, a step towards future qualifications and a very meaningful addition to their CV.Lynne Munro, regional physiotherapist with RDA North Wales added: “We look forward to taking this programme to six other venues around the country before the end of the year.” RDAI launch volunteer initiative backed by Dormant Accounts Funding 26 January 2017, 12:16 Tags: Home  »  General  »  RDAI launch volunteer initiative backed by Dormant Accounts Funding last_img read more