Batesville, In. — Batesville Youth Baseball and Softball is offering “Fall Ball” sign-ups for leagues beginning in August and running through the first week of October.Most baseball, softball and T-Ball games at the Plex will be played on Sunday afternoons. Registration is available online at batesvillebaberuth.com/site/.
Zenith Bank Women Basketball League defending champions, Dolphins opened their Final Eight campaign on a winning note at the weekend when they defeated hard-fighting Delta Force of Asaba 83-65.To show their seriousness in not letting the title slip, Dolphins also went ahead to defeat IGP Queens yesterday to set up today’s match-up against Plateau Rocks of Jos.Speaking after their second victory yesterday, Coach of Dolphins, Ochuko Okworogun, said the team’s mission is to defend the title they won last year hence they are taking every match one at a time. “We are not actually focusing on any particular team since none of the teams here is a push over. More so, when it is obvious that Dolphins is the target of all teams as the defending champions, we need to up our game,” she noted.In some of the other matches played so far, the Nigeria Customs out-dunked AHIP Queens of Kano 68-44 while former champions First Bank defeated Benue Princess. Plateau Rocks lost 37-45 to IGP Queens.Captain of Plateau Rocks, Gloria Umeh, blamed her team’s loss to fatigue haven travelled a long distance before arriving Lagos for the games for the play-off.“We travelled long way from Jos and arrived late hence we did not have enough rest before facing the Police ladies. We hope to make it up in the remaining matches,” she noted. But her opposite number in IGP Queens, Hannah Makanju, dismissed her excuses, insisting that they actually worked hard for their victory having trained enough for the finals unlike Plateau Rocks whom she said may not have trained enough.With two wins So far against the Benue Princess and Nigerian Customs, former champions, First Bank will like to consolidate on their Group B leadership when they face AHIP Queens of Kano today and the same goes to Group A leaders and defending champions, Dolphins as they take on Plateau Rocks today while IGP Queens will be slugging it out with Delta force in another group A pairings. Benue Princess will tackle Nigerian Customs to round of today’s hostilities that marked day three of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League grand finale.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
zoom More than 230 cruise ships are expected to transit the Panama Canal during the 2016-2017 cruise season, which begins on October 4, 2016 with the transit of the Coral Princess, on a voyage from Los Angeles, California, to the U.S. East Coast.“We expect the major cruise lines will use the Panama Canal route during the cruise season, which lasts until April 2017,” said international trade specialist Albano Aguilar of the Vice Presidency for Planning and Business Development.Similar to previous years, the main cruise lines, including Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line, will offer itineraries with full or partial transits through the Panama Canal.Smaller cruise ships will also transit through the waterway, including the Voyager Safari and National Geographic Sea Lion, with shorter seven- and eight-day itineraries, respectively, along the west coast of Central America.During this season, Regent Seven Seas, Holland America Line and Noble Calidonia will have ships transiting with new itineraries through the Canal. Regent Seven Seas Explorer will transit on January 2, 2017, Holland America Line’s Eurodam on April 13, 2017, and Noble Calidonia’s Hebridean Sky on April 17, 2017.After completing more than 160 successful transits through the new locks, the Panama Canal is now accepting booking requests for Neopanamax passenger vessels for transit dates beginning April 1, 2017. To date, 11 reservations have been made for passenger vessels to transit the Expanded Canal starting October 2017, for the 2017-2018 season.