23 Sep

Online ordering of Southeastern Indiana local foods available

first_imgBatesville, IN—The Food & Growers Association has announced a new partnership with Hoosier Harvest Market, a food hub that has serviced Central Indiana for 8 years. It has formed a sub-hub called Hoosier Harvest Market Southeast.In addition to all the wonderful ways a consumer can obtain local food (farmers markets, road-side stands, direct sales from farmers, home delivery services, CSA’S), this program will give our Southeast Indiana consumers a way to order local food online from local southeastern Indiana farmers. Kathy Cooley indicates, “this program will hopefully bring a greater diversity of products to our local customers.”To order, click here and set up an account.  Indicate your distribution location as HHM Southeast and Tuesday/Wednesday as your pick up time and when ordering, southeastern Indiana area farmer’s products will populate your product availability as well as other central Indiana farmer’s products that will be able to be distributed in this area.The ordering window is from Wednesday at 1 pm through Sunday midnight.  Farmers will be posting available products in that time period.  The pick up of the ordered product will be on Tuesday from 4 to 6 pm at Dotty’s Bulk Foods in Batesville.  A second pickup site will be added at Beneker Family Farms near St. Leon in the coming weeks.  Information will be on the website.  Ordering is no open.  Any farmers interested in participating should reach out to Value Chain Coordinator, Oak Hawk, at [email protected] or 765-561-6207.last_img read more

21 Sep

Benteke bags brace as Villa stun Gunners

first_img Press Association Gunners manager Arsene Wenger had failed to land any major summer transfer targets, but that did not stop his side racing into an early lead through Olivier Giroud. However, Villa – who spent much of last season battling against relegation – hit back when Christian Benteke equalised from a penalty rebound. The visitors were awarded a controversial penalty on the hour when Koscielny looked to have won the ball in his challenge with Gabriel Agbonlahor, before Benteke netted from the spot. The France defender, booked for his challenge by referee Anthony Taylor, was then soon shown a second yellow for clattering into Andreas Weimann Arsenal, who face a crucial Champions League play-off first leg away to Fenerbahce next week, rallied with 10 men, but were not able to break down a determined Villa defence, as goalkeeper Brad Guzan made a couple of smart saves. Antonio Luna added a late third for the visitors before unhappy chants of “spend some money” rang out from the home support at full-time. The match was also notable for featuring the first use of the Premier League’s new goal decision system (GDS) when a 52nd-minute effort from Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph struck the inside of the right-hand post and rolled across the line. GDS came into play as television replays shown in the press box showed the referee Taylor had been notified that the ball did not cross the line at any point. Arsenal had started brightly and it was no surprise when they swept into the lead on six minutes. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain broke down the left and the England midfielder cut the ball back across the six-yard box where Giroud guided it into the far corner. Arsenal had defender Laurent Koscielny sent off as the Gunners crashed to a 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day of the new Barclays Premier League season. Villa, though, were level on 22 minutes. Agbonlahor cut through the centre of the Arsenal defence and darted in on goal. Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was out quickly, but could only pull down the Villa forward as they went for the loose ball, which dropped to Weimann and he could only fire it into the side-netting. Play was correctly called back by referee Taylor for a penalty, with the Arsenal keeper fortunate to have only been shown only a yellow card. Benteke struck the penalty low to the left where Szczesny made a superb save, only for the ball to bounce back up and the Belgian striker headed in. Suddenly the atmosphere of the match changed, with plenty of heavy tackles from both sides to test the referee’s patience. Arsenal then had to make a substitution as Kieran Gibbs suffered a cut above his eye and, with blood pouring from his head, was replaced by Carl Jenkinson on 29 minutes. Villa captain Ron Vlaar and Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere then squared up after a clash on the half-way line, with both men booked. Szczesny lost his cool after rushing out to make a hash of his clearance, which he then headed away. The Polish keeper went on to tackle Benteke before darting back into his goal to produce a full-length diving save as Ashley Westwood’s 25-yard drive looked to be floating in. Arsenal made a change at the start of the second half when the lively Oxlade-Chamberlain, who looked to have picked up a knee problem, was replaced by Santi Cazorla. Tomas Rosicky blasted over after a neat one-two with Giroud on the edge of the 18-yard box. Villa were almost ahead on 52 minutes when, following a quick break, Delph’s low drive beat Szczesny, but bounced back off the inside of his right-hand post and across goal. GDS, introduced into the Premier League for the first time this season, came into play as the TV replays in the press box showed the referee had been notified the ball struck the base of the post and was not over the line before it rolled away. The match officials, though, could have done with the benefit of a second look at the award of a second penalty for Villa on the hour. Agbonlahor sprinted into the Arsenal area but Koscielny looked to have made a fine recovering tackle, getting a touch on the ball before the Villa man. However, referee Taylor decided otherwise and pointed to the spot. This time, Benteke made no mistake, crashing the ball past Szczesny. It got worse for Arsenal on 67 minutes when Koscielny, who had been booked for the penalty, was shown a second yellow card when he clattered into Weimann. To their credit, Arsenal rallied, and Rosicky was denied by a good reaction save from Guzan, who deflected Cazorla’s half-volley up onto the crossbar. But with Arsenal pressing forwards, they were hit on the break as Villa’s summer signing Luna darted clear to slot past Szczesny with five minutes remaining. last_img read more

21 Sep

Fee no concern for Van Wolfswinkel

first_img “But there’s no-one that I am looking forward to playing against especially. The Premier League has so many great teams. For me this is a great football country. For me this is the highest level. “My target is to do well with the team. I know that you want to hear I’m going to score 15 or 20 goals or something, but I don’t want to set a target and not live up to it. I just want to do was well as I can for the team. If I’m not scoring, I just want to be important to the team in another way as well.” If he can keep popping up with vital goals as he did on yesterday, Norwich fans may also want to extend a thank you to reigning champions Manchester United after Van Wolfswinkel revealed their talismanic forward Robin van Persie sang the praises of the club during an international break. “When I was with the national team, I spoke to Van Persie before I signed for Norwich,” Van Wolfswinkel added. “He said that Norwich had made a big impression on him and he said that they were always a difficult team to play against and that their crowd really got behind them. I know that they beat Manchester United 1-0 last season.” A trip to newly promoted Hull is next up for Norwich and Van Wolfswinkel, with both parties hoping that a lively performance and a well-taken header on his Canaries bow can be matched at the KC Stadium on Saturday. Norwich’s new goalscoring hero Ricky van Wolfswinkel insists he is not feeling the pressure of becoming the club’s record signing after scoring in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at home to Everton. But the majority of fans in and around Carrow Road had adorned their new Norwich shirts with his name and there was extra vigour in their pre-match cheers when he was announced in City’s starting line-up. That level of expectation could harm the chances of a player without the right temperament, but for 24-year-old Van Wolfswinkel, all he wants to do is perform well for his new club. “The fee is not something that I’m thinking about,” he said after the match. “I’m just concentrating on doing my best for the team. “I actually don’t feel any pressure because of the big transfer fee. In a way it provides more motivation for me and it gives me a great feeling that they were so determined to bring me to Norwich.” Both the fee and the decision of a player rated as highly as Van Wolfswinkel raised some eyebrows when the deal was announced, but the Holland international is delighted with the move and is looking forward to building on his goalscoring debut. “Why Norwich? Why not? For me this is a great club,” he said. “I like the whole atmosphere around the club, the stadium and the city. For me it’s just the perfect place to play. Norwich did everything in their power to get me here and that gives me a great feeling. “From the first moment that I signed for Norwich, this was the day that I’ve been waiting for, to play in front of a full house at Norwich. The £8.5million summer signing from Sporting Lisbon headed the Canaries level on his debut after they had fallen 2-1 behind at Carrow Road, with Chris Hughton’s side then hanging on to secure a point in their Barclays Premier League opener. With the likes of Gary Hooper, Leroy Fer and Nathan Redmond also moving to Norwich since the end of last season, Van Wolfswinkel is not the only new arrival expected to help the club progress. Press Associationlast_img read more

19 Sep

Bowie’s perfect dip snatches 100m gold from Ta Lou

first_imgBy Brian HomewoodLONDON (Reuters) – America’s Tori Bowie delivered a finish line masterclass when she timed her dip perfectly to win the women’s 100 metres world championship gold in spectacular style on Sunday, leaving Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou with a consolation silver.The momentum of 26-year-old Bowie’ exemplary dip sent her sprawling onto the track but by the time she recovered enough to look at the big screen she saw that she had won by one-hundredth of a second and denied Ta Lou the chance to claim Ivory Coast’s first world title in any event.Olympic champion and race favourite, Elaine Thompson, never got going and finished fifth, as Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers took bronze.Ta Lou appeared to have the race sewn up but fatally failed to throw herself at the line and there were moments of suspense before the result appeared on the stadium scoreboard.The 26-year-old Bowie, who finished in 10.85 seconds, went one better than her silver medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro last year while Ta Lou was left to ponder another desperately unlucky finish.“I never give up until I’m over the line,” Bowie said. “Ta Lou went away fast but she always does. It didn’t bother me and I just kept pumping my legs and arms until the finish.“The dive doesn’t feel too good now. But that has saved me at championships in the past. I’ve got a couple of days to recover before the 200 heats so I’ll be okay.”Ta Lou was also unlucky not to walk away with a bronze medal in Rio after being denied a place on the podium by the rarely-resorted to thousandths measurement.“I am just happy to have this medal; it is a dream come true,” she said. “I didn’t expect to be in the top three because all the girls have the power and the talent to make the podium.”Tori Bowie of the U.S. in action.Thompson’s shock defeat came after Usain Bolt finished third in the men’s 100 metres on Saturday; making it the first time since the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki that Jamaica failed to win either 100 metres race.It was also the first sprint double for the U.S. since Helsinki when Gatlin and Lauryn Williams were the champions.Thompson, who had looked in fine form in the heats and won on the same track in trainers to protect an injury in a Diamond League meeting one month ago, was at a loss to explain her defeat.“I don’t know what happened. I just wanted to get a good start but they race well,” she said. “I’ll have to watch the video back because I don’t know what went wrong.“I have to give those three girls a lot of credit, so big congratulations to them. I didn’t execute my race which is a shame, but I’m healthy.”last_img read more

13 Aug

Judge dismisses lawsuit over new judicial nominating law

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging a new state law that changed the way some judges are selected in Iowa.The lawsuit filed in May by a group of Democratic lawmakers and lawyers against Gov. Kim Reynolds was dismissed Thursday by a state court judge who said they don’t have legal standing to challenge the law.The new law passed by Republicans and signed by Reynolds gave the governor an additional appointment to the 17-member state judicial nominating commission resulting in the governor having a majority of nine appointees. Lawyers continue to elect eight members to the group.The lawsuit alleged that the vote of the lawyer members of the commission has been diluted and that the law is an unconstitutional overreach by the legislative branch of government into the judicial branch.The commission nominates justices for the Iowa Supreme Court and the Iowa Court of Appeals.Judge Sarah Crane, who was appointed to the court by Reynolds last year, dismissed the case.Reynolds says the decision is good news for the rule of law and Iowans.Attorneys for the plaintiffs say the decision will be appealed to the Iowa Supreme Court.last_img read more