Agriculture photo contest now open

first_imgRobin Smith, Terre HauteBridgeton BridgeIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is now accepting submissions for the 12th annual Indiana agriculture photo contest. The contest is open to Indiana residents and was created to recognize the hard work and contributions of Hoosier farmers, as well as the beauty of the state’s agricultural landscape.The winners will be invited to attend a special ceremony at the Indiana State Fair, where they will be recognized and receive certificates from Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler.“You don’t have to be a professional photographer to enter this contest,” Crouch said. “We encourage anyone, who recognizes the importance and beauty of agriculture, to participate.”Contestants can submit up to five photos in digital format. Each photo must be taken within the state, accompanied by an entry form and fall under one of the following categories: Agritourism, Conservation, Faces of Agriculture or On the Farm.In total, ten winners will be selected: two from each category and two overall.“Every photo tells a story, and ours, in Indiana, revolves around agriculture,” Kettler said. “This contest is a great way to showcase the importance of this industry, as well as the individuals who make it possible year after year.”Photos will be evaluated based on creativity, composition and category representation. Entries must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. (ET) on June 30, 2019.Visit www.in.gov/isda/2468.htm for entry forms, guidelines and criteria.last_img read more

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Women’s soccer ties, wins in weekend tournament

first_imgAfter a weekend in the Lone Star State, the Women of Troy squared off against two more out-of-state opponents, No. 18 UNC Greensboro and Purdue, at the Under Armour Invitational in Fullerton, Calif.In their first game against a ranked opponent this year, the Women of Troy (1-1-2) played to a scoreless tie against UNC Greensboro (3-0-1).“We weren’t worried about their ranking and we don’t worry about those types of things,” associate head coach Harold Warren said. “I think we did well enough to win the game, but we overcame a lot of things. It’s early in the season, so we’ll be fine.”For most of the game, the Women of Troy controlled possession, but Greensboro goalkeeper Kelsey Kearney made a few of key saves that denied them from taking the lead.The teams played two scoreless overtimes, and though the Women of Troy had three opportunities to score in the second frame, they  couldn’t find the back of the net.“We came out a little slow, but we started to pick it up a bit,” Warren said. “We created plenty of opportunities to win the game, but we just got to work on finishing.”Freshman goalkeeper Shelby Church recorded her second shutout of the season, while the backline for the Women of Troy held the UNC Greensboro offense scoreless for the first time this year.In the second game of the tournament, the Women of Troy (2-1-2) scored early and never looked back as they notched a 1-0 victory over the Purdue Boilermakers (3-2-1).“It was a good team effort and we came out, defended hard, attacked hard and we converted on our chances that were necessary to put the game away,” senior defender Karter Haug said.It was Haug who set up the only goal of the game as she placed the ball off a free kick for senior forward Megan Ohai, who headed it over Purdue goalkeeper Carianne Betts for the score.The goal was the 15th of Ohai’s career, placing the forward on USC’s all-time top 10 scoring list.The Women of Troy had multiple opportunities to add to their lead as they kept the pressure on the Boilermaker defense all day long. Betts stayed busy in goal, stopping five shots on net that kept the Women of Troy stuck at a one-goal advantage.But, in the end, Ohai’s goal would be the difference in this game.Church recorded her third shutout of the season and again, the USC defense held strong in shutting down the Purdue offense.“We like to think of our defense as the entire team because we want to defend as an entire unit,” Ohai said. “Defensively, we have Haug in the back holding it down for us with [junior defender Claire Schloemer], and they’ve done a great job of leading us. As a team, we did a great job on the defensive end.”last_img read more

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Thurles set sights on Munster after claiming county crown

first_imgThey secured victory over Nenagh Eire Og – with just a point seperating the sides at full time – to set up an encounter with Limerick champions Na Pairsaigh next Sunday week .Man of the Match Stephen Cahill said they were happy to win the county but the focus now has to move outside of TippMeanwhile, Clonakenny were crowned county Intermediate champions defeating Thurles Sarsfields in the opener at Semple Stadium on Sunday John Costigan put in a man of the match performance for the black and amber brigade who now progress in the Munster championship.Clonakenny captain Bobby Bergin said it was tremendous for the people of his parish to win a county title, but they had to dig deep to win itlast_img

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“We Came Very Close”, How Ahmed Musa Transfer Deadline Day Move Broke Down

first_imgRelated Hull City manager, Leonid Slutsky claims the Tigers were “very close” to signing Leicester City’s winger Ahmed Musa on transfer deadline day.The 24-year-old Nigerian joined the Foxes’ from CSKA Moscow in 2016 but have failed to nail down a starting shirt at the King Power Stadium.“We came very close to Musa,” Slutsky told a press conference ahead of Hull’s Championship game against Derby County this Friday.Ahmed Musa scores his first goal for Leicester with just his second shot on target in the Premier League. pic.twitter.com/tdBOIJhALQ— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 22, 2016“But not each decision depends on me or the club. I think maybe he wants to prove himself at Leicester and he needs one more attempt.”“The final decision was at midday on deadline day and we didn’t have a chance to change Musa for another option.” he added.last_img read more

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