Organic Produce Delivery Service Expanding To Area

first_imgAn online home delivery service will expand to the Batesville-Oldenburg area. (image: Green Bean Delivery)Residents may start seeing the vehicles of a budding company sprout up around the area.Green Bean Delivery, an online home delivery service that provides organic produce and natural groceries to its members, announced that it is expanding services to the Batesville and Oldenburg area.The company distributes organic and locally grown food directly to consumer doorsteps.“What we’re trying to do is to make healthy foods more convenient, affordable and accessible to the communities we serve,” said John Freeland, vice president of Green Bean Delivery.“So we’re out networking with area food producers and growers and trying to combine a robust product offering and put that all on one simple, easy to access online ordering platform.”The company was founded in 2007 and has since grown to serve more than 15,000 customers in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.Freeland indicated that the company has received interest from community members about expanding services to the region. Since inception, the company has invested more than $7 million into local food economies throughout the Midwest.Interested consumers create an account and place their orders through the company website. During account set-up, customers can select a produce bin of their choice and delivery frequency. According to the company, membership allows for no-sign up fees and no commitments. Deliveries begin the week of March 3.Freeland confirmed that a facility will not be located in Batesville or Oldenburg, as the company remains delivery-based. Learn more at read more

18th River Town Classic pairings announced

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — Now in its 18th year, the River Town Classic Basketball Tournament runs Tuesday through Saturday, January 2 through 6.  The girls and boys Lawrenceburg Tigers, Rising Sun Shiners, South Dearborn Knights and Switzerland County Pacers will play in this annual competition, in addition to the freshman girls team from East Central High School.Sponsors of the 2018 Classic are Dearborn County Hospital Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine and Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, who will provide players and cheerleaders from each team with commemorative T-shirts.  Dearborn County Hospital Physical Therapy provides trainer coverage and Beacon provides medical coverage during the games.South Dearborn High School’s Athletic Director, Ryan Walston, noted, “I believe that the competing schools are closely matched in talent and I expect a competitive tournament.  It’s going to be exciting to watch.”The 2018 River Town varsity basketball schedule is as follows at South Dearborn High School in Aurora.Wednesday, January 36:00 p.m., Switzerland County vs. South Dearborn – girls8:00 p.m., Lawrenceburg vs. Rising Sun – girlsThursday, January 46:00 p.m., Switzerland County vs. South Dearborn – boys8:00 p.m., Lawrenceburg vs. Rising Sun – boysFriday, January 56:00 p.m., consolation game – girls8:00 p.m., championship game – girls Saturday, January 65:30 p.m., consolation game – boys8:00 p.m., championship game – boysThe schools’ pep bands will perform prior to their teams’ games.  Switzerland County’s band will perform before the first game Wednesday night, followed by the Lawrenceburg band prior to the second game.  South Dearborn’s band plays before the first game Thursday night, followed by Rising Sun’s band before the second game.Cheerleaders will compete between the boys’ consolation and championship games on     January 6. The winning and runner-up cheerleading teams will be announced during halftime of the championship game.Junior varsity basketball games will also be played that week.  There is a separate admission charge for these games.  Teams, dates and locations are as follows:Tuesday, January 2, at Switzerland County High School6:00 p.m., Switzerland County vs. South Dearborn – girls7:30 p.m., Switzerland County vs. South Dearborn – boysTuesday, January 2, at Rising Sun High School6:00 p.m., Lawrenceburg vs. East Central freshman – girls7:30 p.m., Lawrenceburg vs. Rising Sun – boysSaturday, January 6, at Lawrenceburg High School10:00 a.m., championship – girls11:30 a.m., championship – boyslast_img read more

Wenger playing the waiting game

first_imgManager Arsene Wenger knows Arsenal must be patient with Aaron Ramsey’s recovery and not risk rushing the Wales midfielder back into action too soon. Saturday’s visit of Barclays Premier League title challengers Manchester City had been pencilled in for a return, but Wenger confirmed to the club’s official website on Thursday there would be no quick recovery for the dynamic Welshman. “Compared to Tuesday night, we have no new injuries and no-one coming back as well,” said Wenger, who is also without the likes of Jack Wilshere and club-record signing Mesut Ozil. “(Nacho) Monreal should be the first one back in training because he is just starting to run in the next few days. After him, Ramsey is progressing well, but we need to be patient for a few more weeks.” Arsenal tackle a rampant City side in need of a performance following the disappointing ending to Tuesday night’s match, which for a spell had seemed set to draw a line under the 6-0 humiliation at Chelsea which ruined Wenger’s 1,000th match in charge. The Gunners boss, however, accepts there is little option other than to look to regroup once more in spite of all the questions which have again been left unanswered. “We have to do that (restore belief) as well as we can and accept our position at the end of the season, but at the moment [our focus] is to recover from a high disappointment and recover for the next game. It is a huge game,” said Wenger. Arsenal have yet to announce any firm decision on Wenger’s own future, or indeed that of full-back Bacary Sagna, who is out of contract in the summer and is reportedly attracting interest from both Manchester City and Inter Milan after the veteran France international was said to have rejected a two-year extension. Wenger, though, appears to be already laying plans for next season, with the announcement of a friendly in New York during July. Arsenal will take on Major League Soccer outfit New York Red Bulls at the Red Bull Arena, where they will face off against former captain and club record goalscorer Thierry Henry. Wenger said: “This will be a great chance to play in front of supporters who have not seen the team play before. “The New York Red Bulls will be midway through their season, so they will provide a good test. “Obviously it will be good to play against Thierry. He is a very special player in our club’s history and I know the players and the supporters will enjoy this very much.” Henry added in a statement on Arsenal’s website: “It goes without saying that hosting Arsenal at Red Bull Arena will be a special moment for me both on a professional and personal level. “As I have said before, the club is in my heart and this will be another terrific chapter in my relationship with Arsenal Football Club. “Along with my team-mates, I am excited to host Arsenal in New York – one of the greatest cities in the world – and hope that Red Bulls and Arsenal fans will be able to enjoy the match.” Press Association Ramsey enjoyed a superb first half of the campaign, scoring 13 goals, but has not featured since coming off at West Ham on Boxing Day because of a thigh problem. Wenger confirmed after Tuesday night’s frustrating 2-2 home draw against Swansea, where the Gunners conceded a last-minute own goal from Mathieu Flamini, Ramsey had suffered a “little setback” in his rehabilitation. last_img read more

FIFA, CAF, NFF Celebrate Yobo at 40

first_imgFormer Super Eagles Captain, Joseph Yobo, clocked 40 years yesterday and was serenaded with by football’s governing bodies.FIFA, Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) all sent birthday wishes to the Rivers State born former Nigerian international who is joint record holder for most appearances for Eagles at 101 caps.FIFA wrote on its Twitter handle: “Once a Super Eagle, always a Super Eagle. “Yobo represented the Super Eagles in three World Cup tournaments, captained them to @CAF_Online AFCON glory (2013), won a joint-record 101 caps & is now their assistant coach. Happy 40th birthday to a Nigerian legend.”CAF also wrote: “Happy 40th birthday to Joseph Yobo.”The Nigerian federation capped it with:”Happy birthday to former @NGSuperEagles captain, now assistant coach, @jyobo234. Have a good one legend!”The Everton legend was born in Kono, a community in the Khana area of Rivers State, Nigeria. Yobo was a member of the Flying Eagles squad that got to the quarter-final of the 1999 FIFA U-20 World Cup on home soil.He made his Super Eagles debut in 2001, featured at six AFCONs (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013), three FIFA World Cups (2002, 2010, 2014) before retiring from international football in 2014.He became the third player to captain the Super Eagles to AFCON glory when they emerged champions at the 2013 edition in South Africa.At club level, Yobo played for Standard Liege, Marseille, Everton, Fenerbahce and Norwich City.On 12 February 2020, Yobo was appointed assistant coach of the Super Eagles as replacement to Imama Amapakabo.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Joseph Yobolast_img read more

USC student gives 7,000 pairs of shoes

first_imgFor junior Greg Woodburn, running is more than just putting in miles.The confidence and friendships that evolve from running have propelled Woodburn to share his passion with children around the world through his organization, Give Running.Wear it · USC student Greg Woodburn acquires, cleans and donates shoes to children in need through his organization, Give Running. – Photo courtesy of Greg Woodburn Give Running, founded by Woodburn in 2006, collects pairs of running shoes, old and new, and donates them to underprivileged youth.Woodburn, a native of Ventura, Calif., majoring in history, has been running competitive track and cross-country since elementary school. A series of injuries, however, forced him to forego competing in his sophomore year of high school.His absence from the sport made him realize how much running had given him self-esteem, confidence and new friends.Living by the mantra, “while running is hard, not running is harder,” Woodburn decided to  help others by providing them with the proper gear to share his passion for running. This decision lead to the birth of Give Running.Woodburn started the project with the goal of collecting 100 pairs of running shoes by Christmas in 2006. He placed collection boxes at local schools, gyms and sport stores, and personally gathered, washed and sent more than 500 pairs of running shoes to children in Sudan, Uganda and Kenya.The emotionally charged feedback he received from the children was overwhelming, he said. For some kids, it was the first pair of shoes that they had ever owned.Now, his holiday project is a full-fledged operation with five chapters throughout the United States, including one at USC, that have collectively acquired, cleaned and distributed 7,254 pairs of shoes to children spanning from Los Angeles to Mali.Woodburn has received awards for his dedication to public service, including a Liberty Mutual Scholarship that honors students who initiate a service or volunteer program that directly impacts or actively engages their campus community.The USC chapter also has its own donation box located in the lobby of the Lyon Center and is working to collect used running and athletic shoes from all sports teams on the days they receive new shoes.The main obstacle that the organization faces shipping costs. The nonprofit operates on a minimal budget; therefore, it must ask individuals to pay for their own shipping costs when sending shoes. Although the organization’s members attempt to help fundraise in any way that it can, it still presents a difficult problem.“I feel that this has helped us maintain a very high quality of shoes we donate,” Woodburn said. “People will make sure they are in good condition before mailing them. Recycling those in poor shape would just add weight to the shipment.”By 2020, Give Running hopes to collect, clean and donate more than 500,000 pairs of shoes. Woodburn said that he would also like to work with a corporate sponsor to ensure that about 25 percent of that goal can be met with new shoes. Other endeavors include establishing donation sites in all 50 states and other countries as well as building the first all-weather surface track in at least one city.Despite having witnessed Give Running grow into something exponentially bigger than himself, Woodburn still has a familiar feeling whenever he steps up to a sink to scrub down another pair of shoes.“I think about the young boy or girl who is going to receive that pair of shoes … I also think about the person who has worn the pair of shoes previously and how, while the giver and receiver of this pair of shoes may never meet face-to-face, through this pair of shoes they meet, in a sense, foot-to-foot,” Woodburn said.The USC chapter of Give Running will be holding its first open meeting Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. in the Track and Field office.last_img read more

APASA highlights student leaders in the community

first_imgThis month, in honor of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival, the Asian Pacific American Student Assembly is highlighting student leaders who have made a notable impact in the APA community at USC.So far, two students have been announced:  Hannah Nguyen, a junior majoring in sociology, and Zachary Chaco, a junior majoring in computer science.APASA is recognizing two students each week, who are nominated by other students based on their roles as APA leaders in the community. There have been more than 20 nominations to date.Chaco currently serves as the President of Troy Philippines, USC’s Filipino culture club. He shared that being a part of the APA community is an important source of pride.“Being a APA means I have found a culture that I have consciously decided I want to be a part of and is something I am proud to declare,” Chaco wrote in a APASA online questionnaire.Nguyen is also an active voice on campus; she is a director at EdMonth, assistant director of Academic Culture Assembly and student worker at Asian Pacific American Student Services.APASA, the umbrella organization for 21 different APA member organizations on campus, is one of eight assemblies under USC Program Board.The APA leader recognition event is just one of 18 events held by APASA from February through April.  Other events will include a Asian Pacific Film Week as well as a luau hosted by the Hawaii Club.Hahney Yo, internal community chair for APASA, said that considering the high number of APA students at USC, the APA leader event allows their voices to be heard when they otherwise might be drowned out.“At USC, 20 percent of students here identify as [Asian Pacific American],” she said. “A lot of people don’t really understand what that means and what that identify holds, so we want to identify those people who live out that identity and share what they know about the struggle in the community.”last_img read more

Gallery: Syracuse defeats rival Georgetown, 86-79, in OT

first_imgSyracuse (9-1) recovered from a double-digit deficit to force overtime and knock off Georgetown (8-1), 86-79, on Saturday afternoon in Washington, D.C. Tyus Battle dropped 29, Frank Howard scored 19 to go with his nine assists and freshman Oshae Brissett scored a career-high 25 points to go with 14 rebounds. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 16, 2017 at 6:23 pm Contact Alexandra: amoreo@syr.edulast_img

Jamaica poised for economic growth – World Bank

first_imgThe World Bank says Jamaica is poised to generate increased economic growth of two per cent and more per annum by the 2018/19 fiscal year.The World Bank’s lead economist, Philip Schuler, says this projection is based on the government’s prudent fiscal stance and the resulting stable inflation rate; improvement in the country’s current account balance; and heightened business confidence, which is expected to generate significant new investments.Schuler, who was speaking via video-link from the Bank’s headquarters in Washington DC, praised the government for maintaining the fiscal stance that continues to generate steady improvements in Jamaica’s economy, following protracted periods of volatility.He noted that apart from “a couple of bad quarters” in 2014, there have been notable growth and improvement in key areas, such as the gross domestic product (GDP) and employment.Schuler also pointed to the dramatic decline in the rate of inflation, noting that while this has increased slightly since the start of 2017, it is expected to remain within the Bank of Jamaica’s forecast range.However, he urged the government to be mindful of the prevailing risks to which the economy remains vulnerable.These include a debt level that remains very high, and the country’s vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change, adding that Jamaica is an open economy subject to global shocks arising from policy uncertainty.The Bank’s Country Manager for Jamaica, Galina Sotirova, also underscored the need for further strengthening of the nation’s and economy’s resilience to natural disasters and other exogenous shocks.last_img read more

Beckham’s soccer team kicks off in Miami in 2020

first_imgAlmost four years after former English soccer star, David Beckham, made a grand announcement that he would be bringing Major League Soccer to Miami, he announced on Monday the team will begin playing in Miami on 2020.The journey to Monday’s announcement by Beckham and his partners took more twists and turns than a pretzel. Over the four years the investment group encounter problems including locating a stadium site; loss of investment partners; and procrastination in the halls of Miami and Miami-Dade government.Beckham was determinedMore than once it seemed to local, soccer fans, including several from the Caribbean, and the Beckham investment group that the project would not materialize. However, Beckham was determined to deliver the promise he made at Bayside on February 5, 2014.Securing committed investors, including Miami businessmen Jorge and Jose Mas; City of Miami approval to locate the team’s stadium at a site in Overtown, and meeting other criteria, Beckham announced in a party like atmosphere at the Adrienne Arsht Center that “game’s on.”Receives MLS scarvesSeveral cheering soccer fans were in the large audience of some 1,700 and 300 media people to hear the announcement, and witness MLS Commissioner Don Garber giving Beckham and his partners MLS scarves indicating the done deal.  Fans like Southwest Miami high school soccer coach Richard Donaldson, a Caribbean-American, was anxious to learn the name of Beckham’s team, the 25th franchise in the MLS. Fans to participate in naming team However, Beacham announced the team’s name, logo and colors will announced within the next few months.  It was also announced that local fans would be invited to suggest ideas for the team’s name, colors and logo via an international social media campaign in the coming weeks.Since it’s estimated that the Overtown MLS stadium will not be completed until 2021, the team will play at a temporary site, either Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FIU Stadium in South Miami, or Marlins Park in Miami as of 2020.Beckham emotionalBeckham appeared emotional as he made the announcement although saying he promised his son, who was in the audience, that he “wouldn’t get emotional. But it’s very hard.” He confirmed he will oversee soccer operations and indicated he will be a hands-on owner. He told the Miami Herald he plans to spend a lot of time in Miami, a city that he has grown to love over the past four years.He also told the Miami Herald he plans on having a team that consists of recognized young players, and players from the team’s development academy. The academy is planned as a first-class entity with several fields located across the region which can be used by local and visiting national teams. Beckham also indicated his team will consist of local players, as he believes there is great soccer talent in South Florida.Donaldson is also convinced several local soccer players will make it to Backer’s MLS team. “Some of the best soccer players in America plays right here in South Florida. Many are frustrated by the lack of advancement as professional players. Now they can develop their ambitions as professionals with the possibility of making it to the local MLS team.”Congrats from Usain BoltIn a video played at the Arsht Center on Monday among the celebrities congratulating the Beckham group were Jamaican iconic sprinter Usain Bolt, international and South Florida tennis star Serena Williams and entertainers DJ Khaled and Jay-Z.Beckham’s MLS team is the successor to another Miami team, the Miami Fusion, which played in the MLS for four years before calling it quits in 2002.last_img read more

“Invest in grassroots athletics”: Nadia Eke implores government

first_imgGhanaian triple jump Athlete, Nadia Eke, has criticized government for always expecting athletes to win medals without a willingness to invest in training them.Eke won gold for Ghana at the 2016 African Championships in South Africa and represented Ghana at the 2016 Olympics.She’s the national record holder in the Triple Jump and has already qualified for the now rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games.Ghana has won just 4 medals in the history of the Olympic Games and Nadia says for that to change, the country needs to begin investing in the sport from the grassroots level.“It begins from the grass root level.“Why aren’t we investing in our own talent, why aren’t we cultivating that talent first of all, so that those people can go up to the highest level and accomplish X,Y,Z and then that could come back and reflect on us as a country, she explained to Athletics Africa”“I think everyone looks at Usain Bolt’s career, especially in Ghana and I remember I was on a show once and they said, if Usain Bolt came to Ghana, the president will go and greet him.“But you are an African champion and you have a national record and the president doesn’t even know your name,” she continued.”“We look at those countries and we are thinking, look at Usain Bolt but he was cultivated from the grass root level, they invested time in his talent and now they are reaping the benefit of his talent.“But for us, we are not doing that and we are expecting to reap the benefits of something we haven’t sown.”Eke is an African triple jump champion from 2016 and a silver medalist from two years before that in Marrakech.last_img read more