Bulldogs Finish 2nd at Madison Invitational

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs travelled to Madison Saturday morning to compete in the Madison Small School Invitational. Both teams swam well and earned a second place finish.MadisonInvite“This was a great meet for us. Madison, Silver Creek and North Harrison are always pushing us to improve. Overall, we swam a few season best times and really put ourselves in a great position.”“Our goal from the start of the season was to improve from where we were last year and we definitely did that today.”Batesville finished 4th (men’s) and 3rd (women’s) in 2017-18 and were able to accumulate enough points to finish in second place behind North Harrison (women) and Madison (men).Event winners for Batesville High School included Kate Poltrack (500); – Sean Callahan (500); – 200 Free Relay (Maria Lopez, Sonja Gaulin, Gwen Martin, Poltrack); – Maria Lopez (100 Breast).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Greg McMullenlast_img read more

MLB trade rumors: Mets ‘pushing hard’ to acquire Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto

first_img MLB hot stove: Mets, Mariners deal for Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz official The Mets may not be finished making trades.New York is talking with the Marlins about a potential deal for catcher J.T. Realmuto, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources. The teams are engaged in serious discussions, the report says. The Marlins are asking for at least one controllable major-league asset as the centerpiece of the package they receive in return for Realmuto, according to the report. New York could include Brandon Nimmo, Michael Conforto or Amed Rosario in the deal.#Marlins want at least one controllable major-league asset as centerpiece for Realmuto. #Mets have Conforto/Nimmo/Rosario, but would need to replace whoever they traded in FA market or other deals. Teams engaged. NYM aggressive. https://t.co/j1fpxsCNEl— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 4, 2018New York is “pushing hard” to acquire Realmuto and the sides continue to negotiate, according to a separate report from The Athletic.  Related News The 27-year-old Realmuto registered a .277/.340/.484 slash line and made his first All-Star team in 2018. He also hit 21 home runs and tallied 74 RBIs.The Mets officially acquired infielder Robinson Cano and hard-throwing closer Edwin Diaz from the Mariners last week in exchange for five players, including outfielder Jay Bruce as well as top prospects Jarred Kelenic and Justin Dunn.center_img MLB trade rumors: Mets have spoken with Indians about Corey Kluber #Mets are pushing hard for #Marlins Realmuto but package will be much stronger than just Nimmo according to sources on both sides— Jim Bowden (@JimBowdenGM) December 5, 2018#Marlins asking price for Realmuto from #Mets has been Conforto and Rosario ++….too steep for #Mets…..they’ll do Nimmo + but so far not enuf for #Marlins ….as talks continue…— Jim Bowden (@JimBowdenGM) December 5, 2018First-year Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen addressed the trade rumors surrounding his team and Realmuto in an interview Tuesday with SiriusXM Radio.“For us to move Major League pieces, especially core guys that will have the opportunity to play for our team for many years to come, it is always going to be a big burden or big challenge for us to move those guys,” Van Wagenen said. “(But) we’ve got to be open minded. We have to be willing to explore anything and not rule anything out.“We’ve got a little bit of flexibility (at catcher), but if we had a chance to get another guy that could impact the middle of our lineup, whatever position he plays, we’d be foolish not to explore it.”last_img read more

Travellers dont want to pay for toilets survey

first_imgBusiness travellers on a budget airfare are willing to pay extra for comfort and entertainment, but are less eager to pay more for amenities traditionally included in ticket cost, a survey reveals.When asked for which of the in-flight services they would be prepared to pay more respondents to Corporate Traveller’s online survey voted for extra legroom (33 per cent), seat choice (19 per cent) and comfort packs (11 per cent). Only ten per cent of votes went to paying for toilet facilities and carry-on luggage storage. The privilege of paying for a reading light scored a minuscule three per cent.Corporate Traveller’s National Marketing Manager Chris Preston claimed that generally travellers accept the expansive costs of flying, but still retain certain expectations of flight price inclusions. “There has been plenty of discussion in the travel industry recently about airlines charging passengers for certain on board amenities,” Mr Preston said. “While some of these features or privileges such as seat selection, already are attracting an additional fee on some carriers, passengers don’t seem to like the idea of having to pay extra to use the toilet, turn on a reading light or store luggage in an overhead locker. <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/2a1a0/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> “These are items passengers expect to be included in the price of an airfare, just like you expect to get linen, soap or a cupboard in most hotel rooms.” Source = e-Travel Blackboard: G.Alast_img read more