Soccer play continues; other news and notes

Players in the Women’s World Military Soccer Championship have the day off today, but play will resume Thursday and conclude on Saturday with the semi-finals and finals at Biloxi High School Stadium.

The tournament features teams from Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, The Netherlands, The Republic of South Korea and the United States.

WLOX will transmit the semi-finals and finals to a worldwide audience when it launches a webcast Saturday at 11:45 a.m. and continuing through the trophy presentation after the finals.

There is no admission fee charged for spectators.

To see scores, a tournament bracket and other information on the tournament, click here.

News and notes

Popp’s Ferry pedestrians: MDOT tells the City of Biloxi that the pedestrian walkway on the Popp’s Ferry bridge could open as soon as Thursday, provided parts arrive as scheduled. Although the bridge re-opened to motorists April 25, or 36 days after being struck by a barge, contractors have until Friday to re-open the walkway, which required railings to be fabricated, delivered and installed.

Storm Prep 1: Representatives of the Federal Communications Commission were in Biloxi this morning to meet with emergency managers to exchange information regarding overall communications capabilities, particularly before and after a storm or other incident. Biloxi Police Chief Linda Atterberry assembled a group that included Rupert Lacy, the county’s emergency manager; and Gil Bailey, who represented the local 911 commission. The FCC reps also met with leaders of Biloxi Regional Medical Center and toured Biloxi’s communications center.

Storm Prep 2: Key department heads from the City of Biloxi met this morning with Biloxi casino industry leaders and representatives of the Mississippi Gaming Commission for an annual review of storm preparedness and procedures for before and after storms.

Rockin’: Biloxi Police officers and firefighters will be entitled to 71-cent burgers on Thursday, June 14, when Hard Rock commemorates 1971, the birth year of Hard Rock. “Hard Rock Cafe staffers have always been encouraged to give back to the communities where we live and work,” said Sean Dee, vice president and chief marketing officer of Hard Rock International. “This Founders’ Day, the Burger Badge Bash is a small token of our thanks to the men and women who proudly wear their badge and help keep us safe.”