New attraction opened in Pula – Verudela Art Park

first_imgThe beginning or the end of the story? I hope that in this case it will not be the case. Especially because it is about Pula, which is known for its strong alternative and art scene. Photo: City of Pula Verudela Art Park is a great platform to continue and various extensions of stories on the same topic, and I hope that not everything will stop there. It is important to start from a story, which has a good foundation, and then expand it through various extensions and throughout the year. VAP can be just the beginning of an entire art-tourism platform that could grow into an excellent tourist art and cultural product in various locations of the city, projects and interventions in the area. Seven sculptures, each in its own position, connect the soft continuous spatial lines of cor-ten steel. Spatial lines follow the leveling of the terraced terrain, form notches and embankments, approach and move away from each other, thus creating spatial tensions, and form a landscape for the positioning of individual sculptures. VAP represents one swing of the wings, which can create a positive tornado through a new innovative tourism product. Just to make that happen we have to push and develop the whole story i.e. the platform. The planned arrangement of the art park ensures pedestrian access from all directions, with an emphasis on the main entrance to the park from the parking lot where the biggest height difference to the park is overcome by a stronger step of the stairs along the cor-ten line. The oceans and the sea are inscribed on the cor-ten itself as a symbol of the location but also of the theme of the “travel” park, which was designed by the designer Željko Burić, Fabrika doo center_img Often in Croatia we have a great project, such as VAP, which stops at only one project, and there are no extensions of the story, and often fall into oblivion due to lack of maintenance, which is a great pity and has no added value. Everything that is one-story has a one-time effect. The new tourist and artistic attraction covers 5.500 m2 and is located on a previously undeveloped area above the beach Ambrela on Verudela. For the realization of this demanding and valuable project, a team led by the author of the artistic concept Gorka Ostojić Cvajner was chosen, consisting of eight artists: Eros Čakić, Gualtiero and Simone Mocenni, Robert Pauletta, Vedran Šilipetar, Roberta Weissman Nagy, Bojan Šumonja and Siniša Majkus. The entire lighting of the park and sculptures was designed by the famous Pula lighting designer Dean Skira and his team, and the visual identity of the park was designed by the designers of the Rašić + Vrabec studio. The City of Pula, Arena Hospitality Group and the Tourist Board of the City of Pula, in order to enrich and enrich the tourist offer of Pula in the field of contemporary art, in cooperation with several partners and eight artists, realized a completely new, interactive space called Verudela Art Park (VAP ). Art, culture and tourism are great partners, we have great stories, we just need to connect them nicely and tell them through a complete tourist product.last_img read more

Manchester United suffer blow in transfer pursuit of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Inter enter race

first_img Coral BarrySaturday 21 Mar 2020 7:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.7kShares Comment Advertisement Manchester United suffer blow in transfer pursuit of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Inter enter race Martinez could leave Inter this summer (Picture: Getty)The interest of the Serie A side will be a blow to United, with Arsenal struggling to convince Aubameyang to stay when there is no Champions League football at the Emirates.Any move for Aubameyang may have to wait beyond the summer with it unclear if the transfer window will open as planned.The coronavirus pandemic has forced the Premier League to suspend action and the postponed games are expected to be played during the summer.MORE: Unai Emery aims fresh swipe at former club Arsenal over sale of Aaron RamseyMORE: Former Arsenal boss Unai Emery drops hint over his next job in managementFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Aubameyang could be sold this summer (Picture: Reuters)Inter have entered the race to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and are keen to secure the transfer of the Arsenal star and Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud.Aubameyang is a target for Barcelona this summer and Arsenal are thought to be open to cashing in on their club captain, who is about to enter the final 12 months of his deal at the Emirates.Manchester United are also tracking Aubameyang and are thought to be preparing a £50million offer for the striker.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTBut La Gazzetta dello Sport claim Inter are now targeting Aubameyang as they aim to strengthen their frontline ahead of the 2020/21 season.AdvertisementAdvertisementInter are in danger of losing Romelu Lukaku’s strike partner, Lautaro Martinez, who is wanted by Barcelona and Chelsea.Aubameyang, 30, would be an excellent replacement for Martinez, while Giroud is expected to be allowed leave Chelsea at the end of the season after falling down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.Inter raided the Premier League for Lukaku last summer and are likely to do the same again if Martinez is lured away. Advertisementlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Signs Bill Strengthening Child-safety Seat Protections

first_imgGovernor Wolf Signs Bill Strengthening Child-safety Seat Protections SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 13, 2016center_img Bill Signing,  Press Release,  PSA Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed three pieces of legislation into law, including Senate Bill 1152, now Act 43, sponsored by Senator Pat Browne, which requires a child under 2 years of age be securely fastened in a rear-facing child passenger restraint system, which is to be used until the child outgrows the maximum weight and limits designated by the manufacturer. Currently, the law does not require small children to be rear-facing in the passenger restraint system.“We have no greater responsibility as public servants than protecting our most vulnerable, including especially young children,” Governor Wolf said. “I commend Senator Browne, Representative Schlossberg and their colleagues for their efforts to ensure children in vehicles are safer and more secure.”Governor Wolf also signed the following two bills into law:Act 41 – Senate Bill 590, sponsored by Sen. Tomlinson, clarifies current law so that State-owned universities and employees of State-owned universities have the authority to enter into economic development agreements.Act 42 – Senate Bill 847, sponsored by Sen. Aument, requires that the State Veterans’ Commission also include a representative of the Korean War Veterans Association, Inc.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

Is this Brisbane’s best reno yet?

first_imgThe downstairs living area opening out to the backyard.The finished product contains five bedrooms and four bathrooms, with features such as timber flooring, frameless sash windows and original woodwork blended with stone, marble and rendered brick.“I swear I say this every time I finish a house, but this is definitely my favourite project,” Mr Gray said.But Mr Gray admitted the renovation cost more than they expected.“We definitely blew our budget!” he said.“We’re normally pretty good, but not with this one.” One of the bathrooms in the property at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, after the renovation.Mr Gray said the scale of the project and the calibre of the home had put a lot of pressure on him.“I think we had in our head that we wanted to fetch the biggest sale price we’ve fetched on a house before,” he said.“In our head, this is the biggest and best one, so we have to get this right.”At least he has the tick of approval from the property’s previous owners, who now live next door and regularly popped over during the renovation process to see how it was progressing.“They absolutely love it — they’re our biggest advocates.” The kitchen in the home at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, before the renovation.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago The front veranda of the property at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, after the renovation.But he knew the maroon tiles had to go.“It was very, very old fashioned!”The property was also attractive because the block itself was square.“With square blocks, you’re able to have a bit more fun with the floor plan and make it more family friendly,” Mr Gray said.“And who wouldn’t want to live in that spot in Paddington.”The rebuild and renovation process was significant to say the least.First, Rhondda was entirely gutted underneath, while retaining the upper level of the majority of the house. LIVE WITH THE QUEEN FOR FREE The kitchen and dining area from a different angle.They kept as much of the original house as possible and added a new extension at the back.“I think the person who wants to buy the house will appreciate having that wraparound deck and the character of the existing house — it’s part of the appeal,” Mr Gray said.“We did move a few walls but made sure we left the VJ walls with the decorative mouldings.“We had to chop off the existing back extension, so we lost an old fireplace, which was devastating, but we had to do it for the move.”The upper level of the new extension has become the master bedroom quarters — a spacious main bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite, looking down at the pool. BRISBANE’S CHEAPEST RENTAL SUBURBS The house at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, before the renovation. The living room in the home at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, after the renovation.She was then shifted sideways about eight metres, which was challenging for a house of that size.“The whole block was just under 1200 sqm, but the block (the house) was sitting on was 700 sqm,” Mr Gray said.“ We saw value in evening up the block sizes, so we had to move the house across to achieve that and split the blocks evenly.” QLD RICHLISTER’S $20M RENOVATION The outdoor area of the property at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, after the renovation.The property is being offered for sale via an expressions of interest campaign closing September 21 through Matt Lancashire and Josh Brown of Ray White — New Farm.RENO FACT CHECKTime taken: 12 monthsTotal spend: Between $1.5m and $2mApproximate end valuation: Between $3.5m and $4m The kitchen and dining area in the home at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, before the renovation. One of the bedrooms in the home at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, before the renovation. The back of the property at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, after the renovation. The entrance to the home at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, before the renovation.center_img The back of the home at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, before the renovation. The living room in the home at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, before the renovation. Brothers Rob (left) and Andrew Gray outside the home at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, when they started the renovation. Picture: AAP/David Clark. The front of the home at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, after the renovation.The downstairs section is predominantly the living area, plus a guest bedroom with an ensuite.Mr Gray said all the children’s bedrooms were in the original house, which provided an element of privacy for parents’ retreat/master bedroom in the new extension.The end result is a home that retains its old-world charm, but has been reinvented to accommodate all the comforts and conveniences of modern living. The property at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, after the renovation.Rob and Andrew Gray picked up Rhondda at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington in May, 2017.She’d only been on the market for about a month, but they immediately saw her potential.Sitting on a 1147 sqm block in the heart of Paddington and oozing character and charm, the Gray brothers knew she was something special.“It was in really good condition,” Rob Gray said.“The owners had kept it immaculate.“For that reason, we were able to keep those front windows and french doors because they were so well retained.” UNIT OWNERS PROFIT AFTER SELLING ENTIRE BUILDING The kitchen in the home at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, after the renovation. Inside the home at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, before the renovation. One of the bedrooms in the property at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, after the renovation.Mr Gray said he envisaged a young family buying the home.“I always pictured all the kids’ bedrooms being upstairs and having access to that wraparound deck and seeing them running around playing,” he said.The materials used in the build are also family-friendly.“The concrete floors downstairs — you can’t really wreck them,” Mr Gray said. One of the bathrooms in the home at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington, before the renovation. Rob and Andrew Gray at the home they have renovated at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington. AAP Image: Claudia BaxterHER name was Rhondda.She was beautiful — a little old fashioned, but immaculately groomed with a good bone structure, and willing to undergo a total makeover.Rob Gray was in love.“She ticked all of my boxes,” he said.Mr Gray, who is one half of arguably Brisbane’s hottest young building duo, knew this was going to be his best relationship yet. After a year of serious courting, Rhondda’s transformation is, quite simply, breathtaking. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE She started as a barely touched 1920s Queenslander in shades of yellow, green and maroon and has blossomed into a bigger, better version of the lady she always was.Under the guidance of Rob and his brother, Andrew, and the team behind Graya Construction, Rhondda has become the talk of the town — business at the front and party at the back.“It is party at the back, but in previous years, a lot of architects have gone with dark box extensions,” Mr Gray said. “Yes, this is modern, but we still kept it white and light, which gives it that really clean look.”last_img read more

Brisbane house price hits new record: What is your home now worth?

first_imgREIQ chief executive Antonia Mercorella. Photo: Claudia Baxter.Ms Mercorella said it was realistic to expect home price growth in Brisbane to be flat for the rest of 2019, but the city had the fundamentals to “really take off” in the near future.“There are plenty of reasons to be confident and more people are wanting to invest in the Brisbane market because of what’s happening in Sydney and Melbourne,” she said.“Not only are we affordable, but we offer a good return on investment.”Ms Mercorella said areas that were most likely to feel the slowdown would be the growth corridors on the outskirts of Brisbane, such as Ipswich and Logan —areas where first home buyers and investors were most prevalent.“Investors are likely to be the ones facing most of the brunt of tougher conditions in 2019,” she said.“In addition to a federal election, which always slows activity in the real estate market, there is the threat of looming negative gearing cuts and CGT reforms, plus Queensland investors are also facing the headwinds of a rental legislation review. “These factors all add up to a potentially very sluggish 2019.”But buyers’ agents say investors are recognising the growth potential in the Brisbane housing market because of its affordability and lifestyle.Daniel Walsh, of investment buyer’s agency Your Property Your Wealth, said he had noticed a clear shift in property investment activity away from Sydney and Melbourne to Queensland in the past 12 months. This house at 28 Raceview Rd, Hendra, has just hit the market. Photo supplied by Ray White.It’s not as positive a story when it comes to the Brisbane LGA unit market, but there are solid signs of improvement. This house at 12 Wolsey St, Sandgate, is for sale. Sandgate recorded the strongest house price growth in the Brisbane LGA in 2018.“We’re looking to have kids in the next few years, so we’re after something a bit bigger and those sorts of houses that have a bit of history,” Mrs Tibbetts said.“That’s why we like it here — it’s by the water and has a lot of original homes.”The pair, who have been married about 18 months, also love the community feel of Sandgate and its affordability and proximity to the CBD.“I can get there on the train in half an hour, but not pay the prices you would in suburbs like Paddington,” Mrs Tibbetts said.“And it’s not cut up into 300 sqm blocks!”Marketing agent Zac McHardy of Harcourts Pinnacle – Aspley said he was not surprised Sandgate had recorded growth of more than 18 per cent in its median house price in the past year because it had been experiencing a period of gentrification.“There’s a lot of older homes in the area with older people living there and a lot of them are being sold and people are renovating them and moving in or selling them off, and that’s making a huge difference to the area,” Mr McHardy said. The suburbs of Paddington and Petrie Terrace. In the year to December 2018, the median house price in the Brisbane local government area rose to $675,000. REIQ. Image: AAP/Darren England.According to the REIQ, Brisbane’s housing market “continues to be one of the nation’s most consistent capital-city performers”, delivering moderate but sustainable price growth — so far defying the downturn gripping Sydney and Melbourne.Among the top suburbs for house price growth in the Brisbane local government area were Sandgate, Hendra, Mount Ommaney, Albion and Hemmant.TOP GROWTH SUBURBS FOR HOUSES IN BRISBANE LGA Suburb Median price Annual change %1. Sandgate $750,000 18.1%2. Hendra $1.115m 14.7%3. Mount Ommaney $1m 13.8%4. Hemmant $545,000 13.3%5. Albion $858,000 13%(Source: REIQ, based on 12mths to December 2018)REIQ chief executive Antonia Mercorella said the figures showed Brisbane house values had continued to rise at a time when many capital cities were seeing prices go backwards.“Because (Brisbane) hasn’t experienced that incredible accelerated growth, we’re not going to have that boom/bust experience that other capitals have.” Ms Mercorella said.But she said that while Brisbane’s growth had been buoyed by increased interstate migration, improving economic fundamentals and strong demand, its resilience was flagging.“Brisbane has so far withstood the headwinds facing the property markets in Sydney and Melbourne,” she said.“Our property market has all the ingredients for a strong performance in 2019, including low unemployment, high levels of infrastructure spending that is creating jobs and high interstate migration levels, which creates demand for housing. “But what we need is a clear signal from the government that responsible lending doesn’t mean limited lending. Currently, limited access to finance is threatening to stifle the market.” Your Property Your Wealth’s Daniel Walsh.“Two or three years ago, people were wanting to invest in NSW and Victoria; now we’re seeing them turn to Queensland” Mr Walsh said.“We had been investing heavily in Victoria over the past two to three years, but yields have started to diminish. “It’s more attractive in Brisbane in terms of investors seeing greater rental returns and affordability.” Mr Walsh is forecasting Brisbane to be a standout performer over the next three to five years.“We’ve had wages increase, job numbers increase, more people are moving to the area and now all these green shoots are showing we’re ready for a boom in Queensland,” he said.“It’s got all the ingredients for a boom, we just haven’t seen it just yet.”Over the next six years, the top 10 infrastructure projects in the pipeline are forecast to inject $17 billion into the city and result in significant job creation. Lizzy and Gerard Tibbetts are looking to buy in Sandgate. Photo: AAP/Megan Slade.BRISBANE house prices are continuing to grow, with new figures revealing they have hit a record high for the 26th straight quarter — making the Queensland capital the envy of its cooling counterparts.The latest Real Estate Institute of Queensland Market Monitor, to be released today, shows the annual median house price within the city’s local government area rose 1.1 per cent in the 12 months to the end of December to reach a new high of $675,000.The Brisbane LGA median house price has jumped 25.9 per cent since December 2013, when it was $535,000. RELATED: Labor’s plan to hit Brisbane rents The last time the city recorded an annual drop in its median house price was back in December of 2012, according to the REIQ, but it has climbed slowly and steadily ever since. Inside the house at 12 Wolsey St, Sandgate. The suburb has a lot of older, character homes.He recalls moving out of Sandgate when he was 17 because there was “nothing to do”, but that had changed dramatically.“There’s an actual lifestyle here now,” he said.“It’s the only place in the Brisbane City Council area on the north side of town that offers waterfront you can actually use properly.“The whole place is just a community; just a cool place to live now.” Activity on the waterfront in the suburb of Sandgate. Picture: Josh Woning.Mr McHardy said mostly owner occupiers were moving into the suburb, but interstate investors were also buying in.“We’re already seeing the difference (in price),” he said. “Shorncliffe is just too expensive, so people move to Sandgate, but it’s now starting to become expensive, so they’re moving to Brighton and then they’ll move to Deagon.”Closer to the CBD, the more affluent suburb of Hendra has also recorded double digit house price growth in the past year.The median house price has shot up nearly 15 per cent to $1.1 million. Artist impression of the Queens Wharf development underway in Brisbane.Tourism is one of the most promising growth industries driving the local economy, according to the REIQ. State government figures released in September show Queensland’s share of the cash international tourists spend in Australia grew more than all other states.Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said international visitor expenditure grew 11.5 per cent — more than double the national rate. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“We also saw record highs in international visitor numbers, with 2,762,000 visitors spending $5.9 billion in Queensland,” Ms Jones said.Lizzy and Gerard Tibbetts are looking at buying a house in Sandgate, which recorded the strongest median house price growth in 2018.The couple recently sold their home in nearby Brighton and have inspected a three-bedroom character home at 12 Wolsey St, Sandgate, which is on the market for offers over $749,000. Brisbane’s median unit price slipped 2.2 per cent in 2018 to $440,000, according to the REIQ.The annual median unit price fell 2.2 per cent to $440,000 in the 12 months to December, according to the REIQ. But some suburbs bucked the trend and recorded double-digit growth in unit prices, including Acacia Ridge, Rochedale, Yeronga, Gordon Park and Carseldine.Agents continue to find the investor-level unit sector challenging, but demand for units aimed at owner-occupiers has improved, according to the REIQ.The most popular price range for units in the Brisbane LGA is $350,000 to $499,000.TOP GROWTH SUBURBS FOR UNITS IN BRISBANE LGA Suburb Median price Annual change %1. Acacia Ridge $444,017 36.6%2. Rochedale $747,500 34.1%3. Yeronga $525,000 21.4%4. Gordon Park $382,500 17.7%5. Carseldine $375,000 15.4%(Source: REIQ, based on 12mths to December 2018)last_img read more

UKHO in Turks and Caicos Islands Seabed Mapping Project

first_imgThe most comprehensive seabed mapping survey of the seas surrounding the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) is currently being conducted by the UK government’s UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO). The Turks and Caicos Islands has international obligations under the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention to ensure that its navigable waters are sufficiently surveyed to modern standards, and that fit-for-purpose navigational charts and publications are produced and provided to professional mariners.Whilst the ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Services portfolio of existing navigational charts and publications are produced by the UKHO on behalf of the TCIs, a significant percentage of TCI’s waters have either never been systematically surveyed, or were last surveyed nearly over a hundred years ago.In January of 2016, the IMO commenced its mandatory audit programme of SOLAS. This is especially relevant to those states and territories that operate shipping registries, such as TCIs. If nothing is done to rectify the shortfall of modern seabed mapping in TCI’s waters, the audit may record a non-conformity, which will have negative economic knock on effects for the shipping that serves the territory. Besides the potential legal, political and economic impacts, the lack of up to date seabed mapping poses a real risk to the safety of shipping and would have associated environmental consequences in the case of a maritime incident.As part of the UK governments Sovereignty Defence & International Obligations Programme (supported by the Conflict, Security and Stabilisation Fund), the UKHO is working with Territories to identify survey priorities, and where possible arranging for these surveys to be conducted. The survey data will then be used to update the respective navigational charts. The survey will be conducted from July through to mid-September, and costs in the region of £1,000,000 to complete. The associated positive economic benefits of hydrography are clear with the average return of approximately £7.50 for every £1.00 spent. However, this ratio can exceed 1:250 for more remote, more geographically challenged and less developed coastal states.The bathymetric LiDAR (light detection and ranging) survey consists of a specially modified light aircraft fitted with state of the art sensors, which use a laser to accurately measure the depth of the water. It will fly at low altitude over the shallow water areas in a systematic grid in order to cover the entirety of the survey area. The system that is being used is safe to humans, animals and the natural environment, and is common and certified for this type of application.Later this year, the UKHO will be conducting a boat-mounted hydrographic survey, and combined with this LiDAR survey, this essential work will mean that the TCIs will be amongst the most well surveyed Territories or island nations in the world.Data from these surveys can inform the sustainable use of TCI’s valuable marine resources, and the presence of this dataset will act as an enabler and accelerator for the development of the Islands ‘Blue Economy’.Like previous surveying in the Caribbean, we would expect a number of previously uncharted features to be identified, including uncharted wrecks. Mr. Davies said that it is really exciting that such a complete picture of the waters of TCIs will be acquired, and that this valuable dataset is expected to be used to support a number of other crucial activities, such as inundation mapping and coastal planning.The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Heritage, Culture and Gaming, Cheryl-Ann Jones, stated: “This survey programme being undertaken by UKHO and its contractors gives the government of Turks and Caicos the opportunity to completely survey the waters surrounding the islands, supporting greater navigational safety and assisting the territory in fulfilling its international maritime obligations whilst aiding in disaster recovery and future development both on the islands and in the waters surrounding them.”Source: UKHOlast_img read more

P425-K ‘shabu’ seized

first_imgThe 37-year-old Eric Rasonable ofBarangay Sto. Rosario, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental and 39-year-old MarialynTabujara of Barangay 1 of the city yielded the suspected illegal drugs, apolice report showed. BACOLOD City – Twelve sachets ofsuspected shabu valued at around P425,000 were seized in a buy-bust operationin Barangay Binicuil, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. Rasonable and Tabujara were arrestedafter they sold a sachet of suspected shabu to an undercover officer for P500around 4:50 a.m. on Jan. 19, it added.center_img The suspects were detained in the lockupcell of the Kabankalan City police station, facing charges for violation ofRepublic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more

Tuesday Local Sports Results

first_imgCross CountryBatesville InvitationalBoys:  South Ripley-Team Champs.  Batesville places 2nd.Batesville Boys CC Invitational (10-1)Girls:  Batesville-Team Champs.  Jac-Cen-Del finishes 2nd.Batesville Girls CC Invitational (10-1)Submitted by Batesville Coaches Tom Barnett and Lisa Gausman.ORVC Middle School MeetGirls:  Jac-Cen-Del Team Champs.Boys:  Switzerland County Team Champs.ORVC MS Meet (10-1)Submitted by JCD Coach Steve Narwold.VolleyballBatesville Varsity defeated Franklin County 25-11, 25-20, 27-25.Franklin County JV won 25-20, 25-23.Batesville Freshman won 25-18, 25-23.Batesville vs. Franklin County (10-1)Batesville vs. Franklin County JV (10-1)Submitted by Batesville Coach Jody Thomas.Lawrenceburg beat Milan 25-6, 25-10, 25-8.Milan vs. Lawrenceburg (10-1)Submitted by Var Vee.Oldenburg Academy winners over South Decatur 25-23, 12-25, 25-21, 25-23.Oldenburg Academy vs. South Decatur (10-1)Submitted by Var Vee.Southeastern Indiana Middle School Tourney at MilanSt. Louis 7th Grade Team won against Jac-Cen-Del 25-13, 25-16.St. Louis 8th Grade Team won against JCD 25-17, 25-17.The Championship games will be on Thursday at East Central.7th Grade:  St. Louis vs. Sunman-Dearborn.8th Grade:  St. Louis vs. South Ripley.Submitted by STL Coach Randy Obermeyer.TennisGreensburg victorious over Milan 4-1.Milan vs. Greensburg (10-1)Submitted by Var Vee.SoccerColumbus North Girls Varsity blank Batesville 3-0.CN and Batesville JV Girls end scoreless.Batesville vs. Columbus North (10-1)Submitted by Batesville Coach Kyle Laker.Madison Middle School outscores Jac-Cen-Del 8-4.Submitted by JCD Coach Larry Hammond.FootballBatesville 7th Grade Team ties Greensburg 8-8.Submitted by Batesville Coach Tony Gausman.last_img read more

Roberto Martinez: Steven Naismith’s future is in his own hands

first_imgEverton forward Steven Naismith remains in limbo while he is injured but manager Roberto Martinez admits a decision to leave lies with the Scotland international. “The promise was we would review it in the next window and see how he is. Steven is in a position where he hasn’t played as much as he would have liked as a senior player. “It’s very much in the player’s hands to be able to make the right call.” Everton are hopeful they can tie up a deal for Leeds academy graduate Byram after agreeing terms with the Sky Bet Championship club. “There’s been an initial approach but from there, for having conclusive news for our fans, is a long gap still,” said Martinez. “We don’t do things quickly or panicky. If there’s any signing to be made, he has to be the right character, the right addition and that will always be the case. “At the moment we have to be very careful. I don’t enjoy the window clashing with important games. “Leeds have important games now and we have important games.” Three days after their goalless draw at Manchester City Everton head to Stamford Bridge to face a Chelsea side whom they beat 3-1 – thanks to a Naismith hat-trick – back in October when Jose Mourinho was still in charge. Guus Hiddink is now in temporary charge and despite some indifferent results all season Martinez is still wary. “Chelsea are a team full of winning footballers,” he added. “”Remember that they won the Premier League last season and that wasn’t long ago. So the quality is there and they have players that in one second can produce a moment of magic.” However, it was allowed to stay on the table and despite Swansea caretaker boss Alan Curtis expressing an interest this week it appears the Canaries are the only one to come up with a definitive offer. An ankle problem has kept Naismith out of the squad recently but Martinez has not ruled out him leaving before the end of the month. “There has been no approach (from Swansea). There has been another Premier League club that has made a lot of progress in that respect,” he said. “Everything is more or less agreed in terms of a possible transfer. “At the moment the priority is to see Steven fully fit and available and then probably we will have a sit down and decide the next step.” Asked whether the decision was now the player’s, Martinez added: “It is up to a point but it has to be right for everyone. “We are open to the Steven Naismith situation because in the last days of the previous window it’s an open secret Steven wanted to know about his future, and at that time we couldn’t replace him and it wasn’t right to do that. “That’s been there since day one on January 1. It’s never been a question of welcoming approaches and offers, it’s making sure we sit down with the player and he’s clear with the next step of his career. Press Association While the Toffees boss continues to try to strengthen his squad by bringing in Leeds full-back Sam Byram, for whom the club had a £5million offer accepted on Thursday, he is almost resigned to the departure of Naismith. The 29-year-old has made just five starts this season – the last in mid-October – and the club received a bid for him from Norwich in the last transfer window but it came too late for Everton to find a replacement and so was rejected. last_img read more

Syracuse small forward target Tyus Battle to make official visit in late May

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 5, 2015 at 12:50 pm Contact Chris: | @ChrisLibonati Five-star Syracuse target Tyus Battle will make his official visit to SU on May 22-May 24, according to Adam Zagoria of He is ranked No. 10 in the Class of 2016 in’s rankings.The small forward will also take an official visit to Michigan this month and has visited Duke and Louisville, according to Zagoria. SU head coach Jim Boeheim and assistant coach Mike Hopkins have also visited Battle, The Post-Standard reported.“I’d like to see him get this over with by June,” Gary Battle, the recruit’s father, told The Post-Standard. “Tyus is undecided on that.”Battle can still take one more official visit and will choose between Kentucky, Connecticut or Ohio State for that visit, according to The Post-Standard.The Orange has already received a verbal commitment from Matthew Moyer, a power forward in the Class of 2016. He is ranked No. 61 overall in the class and No. 11 at his position, according to Scout.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more