Bulldogs Golfers Win 4-Way Meet At North Branch

first_imgResults for Batesville Boys Golf @ North Decatur-North Branch Golf Course.Participating Schools: Batesville, North Decatur, and Hauser.Team Scores:  Batesville 160; North Decatur 175; Hauser 196.Individual Scoring for Batesville:Dominique Schildknecht 38; Alec Giesting 43; Billy Carroll 43; Thomas Hatcher 42; Ryan Harmeyer 37; Keegan Straub 47; and Jake Flaspohler 47.Medalist: Ryan Harmeyer-Batesville.Submitted by Batesville Coach Ben Siefert.last_img

Permission granted for major development at Letterkenny hotel

first_imgA MAJOR extension will see the addition of 61 new bedrooms added to a Letterkenny hotel,An Bord Pleanala has granted permission for the development at McGettigan’s Hotel at Main Street, Letterkenny.The application, lodged in the name of Denis McGettigan, outlines the plans for the demolition and reconfiguration of building elements that previously formed part of the former Milan nightclub area of the hotel. A new four-story side extension, with 35 bedrooms, is to be constructed while a new fifth floor, over the existing bedroom block, will provide an additional 26 bedrooms. A spa facility will be provided at fourth-floor level.Residents lodged an appeal against the decision of Donegal County Council to grant conditional planning permission for the redevelopment.However, An Bord Pleanala determined that the development ‘would not adversely impact on the character or setting of the town centre, would be acceptable in terms of visual amenity, would not seriously injure the amenities of the area or of property in the vicinity and would be acceptable in terms of traffic safety’. A number of conditions have been attached to the permission.Works will only be carried out from 8am-7pm on Monday-Fridays, 8am-2pm on Saturdays and not at all on Sundays. Public lighting will be provided, which will include lighting along Speer’s Lane. The developer is to lodge with the planning authority a cash deposit, a bond of an insurance company, or other security to secure the provision and satisfactory completion of roads, footpaths, watermains, drains, open space and other services required in connection with the development.Permission granted for major development at Letterkenny hotel was last modified: November 21st, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:An Bord PleanalaletterkennyMcGettigan’s Hotellast_img read more

Press release: South Africa’s reputation has improved as perceived by “G8” countries and South Africans

first_imgAccording to the G8 countries, some of the factors driving South Africa’s reputation and improvement in the rankings come as a result of advancements in areas of progressive social and economic policies and the country’s friendly and welcoming people. (Image: Brand South Africa)Johannesburg, Friday 21 July 2017 – Brand South Africa welcomes the news that South Africa is ranked 45th out of the 71 countries measured in the 2017 Country RepTrak® study conducted by Reputation House. This year the country moves 4 places up, scoring 55.1 points (out of a possible 100), versus the 49.2 points in 2016, which gave it a rank of 49th.The Reptrak study measures South Africa’s reputation from both an internal and external perspective, meaning that the survey is conducted in South Africa, as well as in “G8” countries. This year’s results show an improvement both in terms of how respondents in the G8, and South Africans perceive the country in terms of its reputation.Amongst the BRICS countries, the country is positioned 3rd place with Brazil and India in first and second places respectively. Interestingly enough, the 2017 results show that the United States of America’s perceived reputation has fallen behind South Africa’s, placing it at 47th out of the 71 countries measured.The study evaluates country reputations amongst the general population of the “G8” countries (UK, Italy, France, Canada, US, Japan, Germany and Russia), while also providing an internal assessment from the perceptive of South Africans.Brand South Africa’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Kingsley Makhubela said: “South Africa’s performance in such indices encourages national efforts by government, business, civil society and South African’s in general – to strengthen recovery strategies that’ll ensure that we improve our economy, and global competitiveness.”According to the G8 countries, factors driving South Africa’s reputation and improvement in the rankings come as a result of advancements in areas of: progressive social and economic policies, a well-educated and reliable workforce, production of high quality products and services, that the country values education, beautiful landscape, and it’s friendly and welcoming people.Other reputation attributes that impact on G8 perceptions about the country are that the country is an important contributor to the global culture, is a responsible participant in the global community, and offers an appealing lifestyle.South Africans, on the other hand – scored South Africa 43.3 points, which is 14.0 points more than last year’s score of 29.3. However, it should be noted that South Africans are much more critical of the country than international respondents to the study. The two areas in which South Africans and the “G8” general public agree, and hence rate the country highly, is that it is a beautiful country, and that her people are warm and friendly.A new development in the attitude of South Africans towards their own country is the emphasis on valuing education which international respondents admire.“This also reinforces perceptions about South Africans, from other studies such as the Nation Brand Index, as hardworking and resilient people. Importantly, a reputation is not a fixed once off outcome of an action, or set of actions. The nation brand and our global competitiveness is built by all citizens through their pride and patriotism, and improvements in our global reputation is a testament to the work that we are all doing to make South Africa a winning nation.“This is a continuous process that needs to be refined based on the challenges and opportunities presented to our nation. Despite challenges, South Africa stands ready to contribute to inspire new ways of creating significant opportunities for growth and greater prospects for its citizens,” concluded Dr Makhubela.Follow the conversation on #CompetitiveSA.Notes to the Editor:About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.Join the conversation:Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SATell us how you Play Your Part: @PlayYourPartSA.Follow us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Tsabeng NthiteTel: +27 11 712 5061Mobile: +27 (0) 76 371 6810Email: [email protected]: www.brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

13 PH kids earn FC Barcelona training slots

first_imgRead Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Santos, Matias rule Sletba Open Senior Masters Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Lien Dale Manuel (Vicente Lim Elementary School), Lara Angela Amante (Isabelo de los Reyes ES), Liam Arc Villaran (Don Bosco-Canlubang), Kevin H. Hadap (Diosdado P. Macapagal ES), Heaven Andrei Teodosio (Ilaya Barangka Integrated School), Lorenzo Miguel Castillo Plaza (Xavier School), Alexis Caitlin Tan (Keys School Manila), Joseph Kyne Garces (Don Bosco-Cebu), Marcus Lucas Arias (Don Bosco-Canlubang), Lorenz Albert Tortona (Xavier), Enzo Gacutan Courbet (Brent International School), Boris Malcolm Uy (Keys School Manila) and Ethan Jacob Roxas (Paref Springdale-Cebu) are the members of the PH delegation.Activities, which will run until Oct. 23, include a match-viewing at Camp Nou where they will see their FC Barcelona heroes in the flesh.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe program is also highlighted by special training sessions with Barca legend Eric Abidal.“May the journey of these kids inspire more young Filipinos to reach for their dreams,” said Milo’s Robbie De Vera during the recent team sendoff at Abe Restaurant in Bonifacio Global City. —VANESSA B. HIDALGO LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC A total of 13 kids will comprise the first Milo FC Barcelona team that will take part in a global camp starting Sunday at Camp Nou, the home team of the famed football club.The final cast was culled out of a pool of 150 kids who took part in the Milo FCB Road to Barcelona Training Camp on Sept. 2 and 3. They were picked by an expert panel from Milo Philippines, Philippine Football Federation and FCBEscola Youth Academy.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

Minus Kevin Durant, Warriors stop Rockets’ 9-game win streak

first_imgHong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end “I’m sure y’all have heard of it — “As the World Turns.” She called it her stories. I used to watch it with her and every episode it was something,” he said. “That’s what this has turned into — “As the World Turns.””So does Cousins, who scored a season-high 27 points to help end Houston’s nine-game winning streak with a 106-104 win, want to star in the basketball version of the show?FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“No I don’t,” he said. “I play basketball. I don’t look for the drama or stories or anything like that. I just want to go play basketball.”Some have wondered if Cousins is a good fit with this fast-paced team and there have been some growing pains as he’s been worked into the team after missing the first 47 games this season recovering from an Achilles’ tendon injury. But on Wednesday, with Kevin Durant out with an ankle injury, Cousins shined. He added eight rebounds and a season-best seven assists as Houston searched, without success, for ways to stop him. There were times the Rockets switched on defense and left much smaller players attempting to guard the 6-foot-11, 270-pound player. But big or small, Cousins didn’t care who’s was on him.“I don’t think anybody can stop me one-on-one period,” he said. “So you can put whoever you want on me honestly.”Klay Thompson scored 30 points to allow the Warriors to bounce back after a loss to Phoenix on Sunday, and avoided being swept by Houston after the Rockets won the first three meetings this season.Golden State, which had lost six of 10 overall, is 4 1/2 games ahead of Houston atop the Western Conference standings. The Rockets are tied with Oklahoma City for third place behind Denver.After trailing by 14 in the fourth quarter, a three-point play by Chris Paul got Houston within one with 10.8 seconds left. Stephen Curry made two free throws with eight seconds remaining to make it 106-103, and James Harden hit one of two from the line at the other end with 6.4 seconds to go. The miss on the second one bounced high off the rim and was rebounded by Andre Iguodala, securing Golden State’s victory.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy LATEST STORIES The game was tied later in the quarter after a three-point play by Paul before the Warriors used a 9-2 surge to take a 76-69 lead with about five minutes left in the third. Curry had five points in that stretch.Golden State was up by nine soon after that, before the Rockets got two 3-pointers from Gerald Green to power an 8-2 run that cut the lead to 81-78 with two minutes left in the quarter.But the Warriors scored the last four points of the period to extend the lead to 85-78 entering the fourth.TIP-INSWarriors: Curry needs six points to become the fifth player in franchise history to reach 16,000 points. He made just three 3-pointers, ending a streak of 12 straight games with at least four — which was second in NBA history behind a 13-game streak by Harden this season.Rockets: Gordon finished with 17 points. … Houston converted the two-way contract of Danuel House into a standard NBA contract. … Clint Capela had 13 points and 13 rebounds.THEY SAID ITGordon on what went wrong in the loss: “We didn’t play as smart as we should or I think it would have been a different result. You can’t really have letdowns with this team because they’ll make you pay, and that’s what happened.”UP NEXTWarriors: Visit Oklahoma City on Saturday night as they continue a four-game road trip. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img Harden was unhappy that they didn’t play good defense until late in the game.“We locked in and we got stops and we knew who we were guarding,” he said. “We knew who we wanted to score, (but) we should have been knowing that the entire game.”Harden had 29 points and 10 assists for the Rockets, but shot just 2 of 12 on 3-pointers. Paul finished with 24 points.“We just had too many mistakes,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said.Curry added 24 points for Golden State. Durant missed the game with a sprained right ankle.The Warriors were up by 13 after a reverse layup by Cousins with about 5 1/2 minutes left before Houston used a 7-2 run, with a 3-pointer from Eric Gordon, to get to 102-94.Thompson added a basket for the Warriors before the Rockets used a 6-0 spurt to cut the lead to 104-100 with 47.7 seconds left.Thompson made five 3s to give him 203 this season. He joined Curry as the only players in NBA history to have seven straight seasons with 200 3-pointers.Golden State had a seven-point lead to start the fourth and scored the first seven points of the period, highlighted by a 3 from Thompson, to push the lead to 92-78.The Warriors were up by 12 in the first half but Houston cut it to 54-52 by halftime. A 3-pointer by Gordon gave the Rockets their first lead early in the third quarter and one by P.J. Tucker seconds later made it 60-56. Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief MOST READ Rockets: Host the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) dunks the ball as Houston Rockets’ Kenneth Faried (35) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON — In his first season with the Golden State Warriors, DeMarcus Cousins hasn’t quite adjusted to the level of scrutiny and interest that comes with playing for the defending back-to-back NBA champions.And after his best game of the season on Wednesday night in a win over the Houston Rockets, Cousins likened the media frenzy surrounding the team to a soap opera his grandmother watched every day when he was a child.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Russell Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder past Nets Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

Aegon Championships: Rohan Bopanna-Ivan Dodig enter men’s doubles semi-finals

first_imgIndian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Croatian partner Ivan Dodig got the better of Australia’s John Peers and Finland’s Henri Kontinen to book their place in the semi-finals of the Aegon Championships.The Indo-Croatian duo started the quarter-final clash of the Wimbledon warm-up event strongly as they led 7-6 after the first game.However, Bopanna and Dodig went down in the second before rebounding strongly to eventually clinch a 7-6, 4-6, 10-2 win over the Australian-Finnish duo in a thrilling encounter.Bopanna and Dodig will now lock horns with the winners of another last-eight clash between the French duo of Julien Benneteau-Edouard Roger-Vasselin and America’s Bryan brothers.In another men’s doubles clash, India’s Leander Paes and Canada’s Adil Shamasdin also stormed into the last-four after registering a comfortable 7-6, 6-2 win over the Chilean-Belarusian team of Hans Podlipnik-Castillo and Andrei Vasilevski.Paes and Shamasdin will take on the Australian duo of Luke Saville and John Millman for a place in the final.last_img read more

a month agoAC Milan chief Maldini: We’d have signed Lozano if…

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say AC Milan chief Maldini: We’d have signed Lozano if…by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan chief Paolo Maldini admits they were interested in Napoli midfielder Hirving Lozano.Lozano left PSV Eindhoven for Napoli over the summer.“We looked at him and thought about buying him,” Maldini told TUDN.“We talked to his agent [Mino Raiola], but in the end there was a problem concerning his position on the field.“We played with a 4-3-3 last season, the perfect formation for him, but now we play in a different way.“He was an option for us over the summer, but he made the decision to go to another big club like Napoli, and the factor of working with [Carlo] Ancelotti, who is a maestro, helps him play in his best and natural position.” last_img read more

Plans for Two More Running Tracks in Kingston and Central Jamaica

first_imgStory Highlights Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, made the disclosure during her visit to observe repair work at the Stadium East running track in Kingston, yesterday (January 7). The upgrading work is scheduled to be completed before the upcoming Gibson McCook Relays, the Minister noted. There are plans for the installation of additional running tracks in Kingston and central Jamaica. There are plans for the installation of additional running tracks in Kingston and central Jamaica.Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, made the disclosure during her visit to observe repair work at the Stadium East running track in Kingston, yesterday (January 7).The upgrading work is scheduled to be completed before the upcoming Gibson McCook Relays, the Minister noted.Ms. Grange said that discussions regarding the installation of additional tracks have been “very fruitful”.“Where we are now is that we are looking at a couple of other tracks being done, one at a high school, maybe in partnership with a private-sector entity, and another track, which will be sited to facilitate athletes in central Jamaica,” she said.The Minister pointed out that the installation of the synthetic tracks will be two main objectives of the Ministry for the next fiscal year.“We are still going to pursue our infrastructure development programme at various other sporting and entertainment facilities… but I hope we will be able to install two additional tracks in locations to be announced in the next fiscal year,” she added.Ms. Grange said she has received reports with the possibility of developing four to six running tracks across Jamaica. She noted that the reports were done following visits to the locations by officials of the Sports Development Foundation and representatives from the BSW GmbH, the company contracted to repair the Stadium East running track.Meanwhile, the Minister said that the running track at Catherine Hall in St James will be refurbished.“The estimates have been presented and BSW has visited the site. They have worked out all the details, and the funding for Catherine Hall has been, more or less, identified,” she added.last_img read more