Downtown Farmers’ Market Closing for 2019 SeasonFEBRUARY 15TH, 2019 JOYLYN BUKOVAC EVANSVILLE, INDIANA The Downtown Farmers’ Market typically opens in late May and runs until September.However, the organization announced Friday morning they wouldn’t be opening for the 2019 season via their Facebook page.The board thanks all of their friends for supporting the business through the years.Rachel Rainey, an Mt. Vernon business owner says this was a disappointment, but not a surprise. In 2018, the market was not bringing in a large crowd.“I’d like to see it continue again in 2020 if that’s possible; in, hopefully, a location that would be more accessible, especially with families with kids,” says Rainey, the owner of 3 Chicks Fudgery.Pattie Davis, the market master of the Downtown Evansville Farmers’ Market, says she knew moving the market to Bond Street in 2017 was not increasing traffic.“We had planned on moving downtown, closer downtown. We thought that would be the shot in the arm that we would need,” says Davis. She says this new location was not ready for them to use May 2019.Davis asked the vendors if they would be willing to return to the same location. She says only about 10 said “yes.”The owner of 3 Chicks Fudgery says closing the farmers’ market will impact people in need, and will be missed this season.“I know a lot of people would go there weekly and they could use their SNAP benefits and that may be the only time they are getting fresh fruits and vegetables,” says Rainey.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Last night, fans of the New York Knicks received more than just a win against the Minnesota Timberwolves. During the halftime show, Theo Katzman played one of his new tunes from his upcoming Heartbreak Hits release, due out in January 2017. While the band did not include its most recent touring members, Joe Dart and Julian Allen, the Vulfpeck drummer/guitarist/vocalist did recruit some New York favorites to join him, including Louis Cato on bass, Jordan Rose on drums, and Tomek Miernowski on keys.Katzman went Facebook Live for the occasion, sharing the pre-show excitement with all his fans to see before he stood center stage and rocked the house with his screaming guitar and inimitable vocals. He played “Pop Song” as the 90-second teaser at the last timeout of the first quarter, then went live for the halftime show with “Lost and Found” and “Hard Work.” Thanks to YouTube user Vulfscape, you can watch the full performances below:We recently sat down with Theo Katzman for a two-part interview to discuss what it means to be Vulfpeck and the timing and inspiration for his solo album. Expect big things from Theo Katzman in 2017!
General photo of Springfield Lagoon, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 (AAP Image/Richard Walker)Together, the five Queensland hot spots recorded more than $1 billion in building approvals, according to the report. But HIA’s chief economist Tim Reardon said Queensland was a state of two stories.“In the north, it is not a good story to tell,” Mr Reardon said. “They have had a difficult time up there, with the exception being Townsville after the floods but that will be short-term in terms of reconstruction.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“In the southeast, there has been a slowdown but there is still a lot going on which is being driven by employment and interstate migration.”Mr Reardon said that concerns about an apartment oversupply in Brisbane had eased, with increasing demand for the next phase of construction.He said the looming federal election had an impact on building approvals, but the credit squeeze by the banks had been the biggest factor.“We have seen signs of that (credit squeeze) easing so we expect to see a pick up in the second half of the year,” he said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenDifferences between building in new or established estates01:50FIVE Queensland hot spots have been named among the nation’s top 20 strongest markets for new home construction.Pimpama on the Gold Coast recorded the highest dollar value in Queensland, with $282.4 million in building approvals in 2017/18, according to HIA Population and Residential Building Hotspots report. Other Queensland hot spots named in the top 20 were Ripley, Eagle Farm-Pinkenba, Springfield Lakes and South Brisbane.Both Ripley and Springfield Lakes are both within the Ipswich City Council region, which has seen strong growth in recent years. An aerial view of BrisbaneThe HIA report comes after the release of the Quarterly Market Insights report from Oliver Hume.That report also considered Queensland’s population growth during the December quarter, pointing to increasing levels of interstate and overseas migration.It said that while land sales transactions had “dipped” towards the end of 2018, the market had remained steady. “The number of active projects in all southeast Queensland municipalities was up for theDecember quarter, with various estates launching,” the report said.“Overall, the total represented a five per cent increase on the previous quarter. “This number is likely to decrease next quarter as several developments are reaching maturity.”The median land price in the southeast also increased by three per cent over the year, with Logan recording the most number of active projects in the southeast corner, followed by Ipswich. An aerial view of Ecco Ripley Springfield Lakes, a development by Lendlease, is now sold out, while in Ripley, several developers are active including the likes of Sekisui House (Ecco Ripley), Okeland Communities (Providence South Ripley) and Satterley (Ripley Valley).Victoria dominated the top 20 with 12 of the best performing regions, while NSW had just three hot spots, all in the Sydney region.An area qualifies as a “hotspot” if at least $150 million worth of residential building work was approved during the 2017/18 financial year, and its rate of population growth was faster than the 1.6 per cent national average.Ripley recorded almost $164 million in building approvals, while Springfield Lakes clocked up $214.2 million.
Could this be the end of the Mason Rudolph era in Pittsburgh?It’s been a tumultuous week and a half for the Steelers’ backup-turned-starter. Days after he was clocked in the head with his own helmet late in Pittsburgh’s loss to Cleveland last week, courtesy of Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, he was accused of speaking a racial slur to the Browns defensive end, prompting the viral brawl. (The NFL “found no such evidence” Rudolph uttered a racial slur, per ESPN.) On Sunday, he was benched in the second hald of Pittsburgh’s 16-10 win over hapless Cincinnati. Rudolph had an 8-for-16 line for 85 yards and an interception vs. the Bengals.😤 @Carlos_Dunlap with the tip ➡ @36SLY36 with the pick 😤#PITvsCIN | #SeizeTheDEY pic.twitter.com/xuDmiWYd7e— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) November 24, 2019Devlin Hodges entered the game to play QB for the Steelers, and the move paid immediate dividends: Hodges was 2-for-2 passing with a touchdown in his first series on the field.Rudolph entered Sunday’s matchup with a 4-3 record, 12 touchdowns and 8 interceptions on the season, replacing the injured Ben Roethlisberger.”I saw enough of what I need to see,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told reporters after the game when asked about the decision to bench Rudolph. “Thought we needed a spark.” Mike Tomlin on all questions related to QB change from Mason To Duck #Steelers pic.twitter.com/hM022Pd7bo— Steel-Videos (@sdextrasmedia) November 24, 2019When asked who would start at QB in Pittsburgh’s Week 13 rematch against Cleveland, Tomlin would not say.Rudolph, who helped cause the Steelers-Browns fight by attempting to take Garrett’s helmet off, won’t be suspended but did receive a $50,000 fine, according to NFL Media. Rudolph did not admit fault while addressing the media with a prepared statement Nov. 20.“The way I saw it, on the final play of the game with the game in hand the way it was, it had been, we had already lost two of our players to targeting penalties from the game,’’ Rudolph said. “As I released the ball, I took a late shot. Did not agree with way he took me to the ground and my natural reaction was to get him from off on top of me. And again, I should have done a better job of handling that situation.”
Paula MortimerThe 14thÂ annual “Countdown to Christmas” arts and craft show, sponsored by Paula Mortimer, will be going on at the Wellington High School on the November 21, from 8Â a.m. to 4 p.m. This is going to be huge and a lot of fun!The craft show has everything from homemade crafts to framed art, sculpture and pottery. Â Over 100 vendors selling various Christmas and gift items.For more information contact Mortimer at Â 620-440-2476.
Former world number one Victoria Azarenka was afraid becoming pregnant in 2016 would end her tennis career, but says she returned to the game stronger after the birth of her son.The two-times Grand Slam champion was ranked sixth in the world when she left the WTA tour in July 2016 and returned to the circuit in June the following year.”I was scared, it wasn’t easy,” Azarenka told the BBC. “I knew I was going to come back but my first thought was, ‘Oh my god I’m never going to play tennis again.'”But then it was all about knowing I was going to come back, and when I was going to come back. I felt it was a blessing, but I still wanted to have my own dreams and my own career.”I’m sure a lot of women won’t be able to relate to me but I felt so much better after the pregnancy. I felt so much stronger physically, and my body became so much better. I felt like my body finally matured into being a woman.”Azarenka and Serena Williams, who became a mother in 2017, are part of a group of players who campaigned for players going on maternity leave to have their rankings protected so they did not struggle on their return.The WTA changed its rules ahead of the 2019 season, granting new mothers the right to enter 12 tournaments over a three-year period with their previous ranking to avoid meeting a seeded opponent in the first round.advertisement”We have the power to change the rules and we have done,” the 29-year-old Belarusian added. “I think that’s what I want my legacy to be, that I’m fighting for women to be more comfortable, to break those stereotypes and move the needle a little forward.”That evolution is going to continue to break boundaries and the illusion of women in sport.”Also Read | Rafael Nadal downs Novak Djokovic for 9th Italian Open titleAlso Read | Karolina Pliskova wins biggest clay title of career at Italian OpenAlso See
Touch Football continues to make an impact in Western Australia but the road remains long and bumpy.Touch Football Western Australia (TFWA) have sent two teams to this week’s X-Blades National Youth League Championships (NYC) in Port Macquarie to give their top younger players an opportunity to compete against the best in Australia.Although results haven’t gone the way they would have liked, TFWA sports program co-ordinator and NYC tour manager Karon Boston said it was about the experience.“It is extremely important, if we don’t get the players to tour and the coaches to tour they don’t see what the next step is,” Boston said.“All the players and coaches enjoy being able to challenge themselves and take on the best of the best; it is extremely important for our development.”Boston said the sport was coming along in the western state.“It’s starting to take off in leap and bounds because we have got quite a few schools now that are starting to ask for those new clinics,” she said.“We also have a new program in Western Australia called the Western Tigers AusSquad Academy, which is for our elite players. “We have selected 40 players from our junior state championships and they get together once a month for some intensive training sessions.”Boston said TFWA have the players at their disposal but don’t have the same number for coaches.“There are some difficulties there because coaching is a volunteer position.“You have to get people to have time off work and commit to four or five months worth of training sessions and then take some time off to come over here, it is always difficult. “But we are working on it, we have some fairly new coaches on board this year and it is starting to pick up.”There are 24 Touch Football affiliates in Western Australia.TFWA have also had players represent Australia such as Shelley Matcham, Angela Doyle and Stuart Brierty.Brierty will play for his adopted state NSW in the 2012 State of Origin Series (SOO) that will be played tomorrow and Saturday.For more information on the NYC, SOO series and Touch Football in Western Australia, check out these websites:NYC – www.nyc.mytouchfooty.comSOO – www.soo.mytouchfooty.comTouch Football Western Australia – www.touchwest.com Touch Football Australia – www.austouch.com.auOr FOLLOW us on Twitter or LIKE us on our Facebook page. Related LinksTouch Football WA
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd legend Neville excited to see Rashford at top of his gameby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Gary Neville is delighted seeing Marcus Rashford at the top of his game for victory at Newcastle.Rashford, 21, took his tally to three goals in four games with Solskjaer in charge against Newcastle and Neville said his improvement comes from replicating United teammate Anthony Martial in front of goal.Rashford has held his position as United’s first-choice striker since Jose Mourinho’s dismissal and Neville says watching the forward is a delight.”Rashford playing up front has been fantastic,” he told Sky Sports. “I love him to bits.”150 games nearly at the age of 21; the potential is enormous.”It’s actually now stepping up beyond potential, to where he will be a top-class player.”
Arsenal boss Emery: Banega a very good playerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery has admitted his admiration for Sevilla ace Ever Banega.Banega has been linked with a move to Arsenal this month.And Emery says, “I know this player and he’s a very good player.”I cannot tell you more.”I can say to you that the club is working, the club is telling me the different situations in each moment. At the moment, we haven’t had any news today about that.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
OTTAWA – Canada’s national annual inflation rate was 2.2 per cent in September, Statistics Canada says. The agency also released rates for major cities, but cautioned that figures may have fluctuated widely because they are based on small statistical samples (previous month in brackets):— St. John’s, N.L.: 1.2 per cent (2.4)— Charlottetown-Summerside: 1.8 (3.1)— Halifax: 1.5 (2.7)— Saint John, N.B.: 1.9 (2.6)— Quebec: 1.5 (1.8)— Montreal: 1.8 (2.0)— Ottawa: 2.4 (3.2)— Toronto: 2.2 (3.1)— Thunder Bay, Ont.: 2.0 (2.7)— Winnipeg: 2.2 (2.8)— Regina: 1.8 (2.1)— Saskatoon: 1.8 (2.0)— Edmonton: 3.3 (3.4)— Calgary: 2.8 (3.0)— Vancouver: 2.7 (2.8)— Victoria: 2.4 (2.5)— Whitehorse, Yukon: 2.5 (3.9)— Yellowknife, NWT: 2.9 (3.3)— Iqaluit, Nunavut: 2.9 (4.4)