The community dog park at Liberty Park has been a success so far, according to parks commissioner.Officials hope a community dog park in Batesville will be here to stay by next year.The city installed a trial-based dog park on the east side of the tennis courts at Liberty Park in August, after the proposed area was relocated from South and Depot Streets.“The dog park was used heavily, and the city received very positive feedback on the park.” said Parks Commissioner Mike Baumer.The city hopes to have a permanent dog park installed by next spring if funding is available.“If a permanent dog park is added, it will be made bigger,” reported Baumer.He indicated that he would like to have the drainage issue resolved before the dog park would open.Baumer added, “The trial based dog park at Liberty Park will be closed for the winter, on or after November 18.”
mary komWomen’s World Boxing Championships First Published: October 8, 2019, 4:24 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Ulan-Ude (Russia): Six-time champion MC Mary Kom (51kg) on Tuesday advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Women’s Boxing Championships after a hard-fought victory in the last-16 stage here.Mary Kom triumphed 5-0 against Thailand’s Jutamas Jitpong, a spunky boxer who kept the veteran on her toes with an aggressive approach but just did not connect enough. The third-seeded Indian, who got a bye in the opening round, spent the first three minutes getting a good measure of her opponent before taking control of the proceedings.Mary Kom, chasing her first world medal in the 51kg division, picked up pace in the second round and was especially sharp with her counter-attacks.However, there was disappointment for India when former silver-medallist Saweety Boora (75kg) lost her pre-quarterfinal bout in a split decision despite a valiant fight.Boora was up against second-seeded Welshwoman Lauren Price. Price is a European Games gold-medallist and fetched a bronze in the last edition of the world showpiece.She is also the reigning Commonwealth Games champion besides, being a three-time bronze-medallist at the European Championships.With a fancied opponent like Price, it was never going to be easy for the Indian but she put her best foot forward. Boora seemed unfazed by her rival’s reputation and managed to match her punch for punch for most part of the bout.However, in the final analysis, the judges ruled 3-1 in Price’s favour.