Equestrian looks to make strong spring push

first_imgBranson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ printThe Equestrian team’s combination of young and old talent gives them a strong team heading into the spring. Photo courtesy GoFrogsFresh off a 2017-2018campaign that saw TCU equestrian (9-9) improve by three wins over the seasonbefore, the Horned Frogs are looking to continue the upward trajectory of theprogram.The team has a mix of young and veteran talent and will rely on their chemistry to succeed in the later half of the spring season. Competing as one of 14 teams in the National Collegiate Equestrian Association, TCU is looking for its first winning season since the 2010-2011 season. The Horned Frog’s six-gamefall schedule saw the team finish 3-3, including a 1-1 record in the Big 12Conference. TCU picked up dominatingwins over Delaware State and non-NCEA team Texas Tech, as well as earning a tightBig 12 win against No. 8 ranked Oklahoma State. Losses against Big 12 foeBaylor, SMU and No. 3 Texas A&M rounded out the fall slate. TCU has won three exhibition meets since the spring portion of the season began, with victories over West Texas A&M, Sweet Briar College and Lynchburg College. The Frogs lost their most recent meet to South Carolina 13-5, dropping their official record to 3-4 on the year. “We look to get better each and every week,” equestrian program director Haley Schoolfield said. “There are so many things you cannot control in our sport, but we can control how we ride and perform. If we work to improve with each practice, the results should improve week to week and compound for the team to peak during the postseason.”WesternFor Western events, the Horned Frogs have a solid group of returning athletes. A bright spot in Horsemanship, junior Jamie Cook returns coming off All-Big 12 Horsemanship and Ariat NCEA All-America Honorable Mention honors. In 37 career meets, Cook is 19-16-2 with three Most Outstanding Player (MOP) wins. Sophomore Anna Adams earned All-Big 12 reigning honors in her first season at TCU. In 19 meets as a first-year, Adams went 10-7-2 with 3 MOP wins. In five fall meets, Adams went 2-3 with one MOP.HunterSeatWhile Western returns several veteran leaders with decorated seasons already behind them, the Hunter Seat roster is stocked full of first-years and less experienced returning riders. The group will need sophomores like Alex Beneson and Janelle Henningsen to build off solid starts to their TCU careers. Beneson saw significant action in her first season, competing in 15 meets in Equitation of Fences and 12 meets in Equitation on the Flat. Her 8-6-1 record in Equitation of Fences was significantly better than a 4-8 mark in Equitation on the Flat, but the experience in both events is sure to help this young group. Henningsen only competed in two Equitation on the Flat events as a first-year, recording one win, but in five events last fall she had a 3-0-2 record and set a career-best on Tag of 89. First-yearsThe Horned Frogs roster features 12 first-year riders including a few who have been immediate contributors. “All of ourfreshmen are outstanding, and the entire class is driven and determined,” Schoolfieldsaid. “Izzy Baxter is a standout as she competes in both hunter seat events(Flat and Fences). Natalia DeVencenty is another standout who competes in Horsemanship.Each of these athletes have bright futures at TCU.”Schoolfield also saidthat the team’s leaders have done a good job of setting the tone for the Frogs’culture and chemistry.Senior Marah Huston, one of those veteran leaders, echoed the importance of her job helping the newcomers. Senior leader Marah Huston competes at the West Texas A&M meet. (Photo from gofrogs.com)“We havealways had powerful and confident captains on this team that I have looked upto,” Huston said. “My goal was to be nothing less than that. We have so manyfreshmen this year, so as leaders you want to be able to leave a mark on themso that they are able to lead with the same values that we have been taught.” Linkedin Twitter Facebook The Equestrian team’s combination of young and old talent gives them a strong team heading into the spring. Photo courtesy GoFrogs Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ ReddIt Linkedin A COVID-19 Charles Schwab Challenge + posts Women’s golf heads to Oklahoma for chance at first Big 12 title Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Branson is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys writing about all sports and plans to go to law school after graduation. 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Long waiting lists for cataract surgery is short-sighted

first_imgTwitter Background photo created by xb100 – www.freepik.com“Unbelievably high,” is how a Limerick TD has described the waiting list for cataract surgery, with more than 6,000 people awaiting the procedure.Sinn Féin Deputy Maurice Quinlivan said the waiting lists and most notably the waiting times, for cataract surgery for older people are unbelievably high.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up But in the Mid West, the HSE has told the Limerick Post that cataract waiting lists have been almost halved since the opening of a specialist centre in Nenagh Hospital.Deputy Quinlivan said that figures released to Sinn Féin by the HSE have detailed the extent of the long waiting times and waiting lists for cataract surgery across the State.“There are now 6,151 people on waiting lists for cataract surgery, and most worryingly of all is that 256 of these people have been waiting more than a year for treatment.“274 older people are awaiting this sight-saving surgery at University Hospital Limerick, 35 of them having waited over a year so far, which is completely unacceptable.“Cataract procedures usually take around ten minutes to perform, yet there are more than 6,000 patients waiting on an operation across the state.“Patients suffer when they have to wait for cataract surgery, they lose sight, they lose independence, they can have accidents from falls, and all this costs patients’ and the health service more.Deputy Quinlivan pointed to the award-winning Sligo Cataract Scheme with the Association of Optometrists Ireland confirming that the Sligo-Leitrim constituency has the shortest waiting time in the State as a result of this cost-neutral scheme.“This scheme needs to be rolled out nationwide, so Optometrists and Hospital Eye Departments can work together to reduce these waiting lists,” he declared.In a statement, a spokesman for the UHL hospitals groups said that since the opening of the UL Hospitals Cataract Centre at Nenagh Hospital, the inpatient waiting list has seen a 44.7 per cent reduction in the overall number of patients between July 2018 and July 2019.“The number of our patients waiting six months or longer for a cataract procedure has fallen by 79.7 per cent in the same time period.“The UL Hospitals Cataract Centre at Nenagh Hospital, a centre for excellence for cataract treatment, is set to meet its target of 1,400 patients treated by the end of 2019,” the spokesman added. Facebook NewsHealthLong waiting lists for cataract surgery is short-sightedBy Bernie English – August 6, 2019 323 WhatsApp Emailcenter_img Print Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleWATCH: Limerick fall to Tipperary in All-Ireland quarter finalNext articleMost beautiful garden competition 2019 Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.last_img read more

Housing Recovery Moving Slowly Despite Moderate Gains in Sales

first_img Related Articles Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago While home sales prices posted moderate gains in September, the housing market recovery as a whole is moving slowly, according to the Wells Fargo Economics Group Housing Wrap Up for October 2014.New home sales increased by only 0.2 percent month-over-month in September after shooting up by more than 15 percent in August. And while new home sales have increased by 22.6 percent since September last year, that percentage is perhaps more a reflection on the exceptionally weak sales numbers posted in September 2013, according to Wells Fargo. Existing home sales climbed by 2.4 percent from August to September, the highest percentage in 11 months. Year-over-year, existing home sales were 1.9 percent higher in September.The median price of new homes dropped sharply in September, according to Wells Fargo, declining by 9.7 percent month-over-month and 4.0 percent year-over-year, indicating that more discounts are being offered by builders to move inventory. September declines in the median and average sales prices for existing homes were reported by the National Association of Realtors, indicating that more sellers are offering homes at a discount.Homeownership rates tumbled to 64.4 percent in Q3, hitting their lowest point since 1995, according to Wells Fargo. The report attributes the low homeownership rate to a decline in market discipline that was a longtime hallmark of the housing industry – first-time homebuyers made sacrifices to save for a down payment and therefore had a greater stake in home buying. The market shifted and disciple relaxed, resulting in the sales of many homes with little or no down payment, which resulted in poor outcomes for buyers who purchased a home without consider factors such as builders, neighborhoods, or school districts. The report said that many would-be buyers “now remain chagrined to the point that they are unlikely to buy a home anytime soon.”Among individuals under age 35, homeownership rates stood at just 36 percent in Q3, down 7.6 percentage points since peaking 10 years ago. But While many point to the low homeownership rates among millennials as the reason for slow housing recovery, Wells Fargo does not believe the younger generation is completely to blame.”We believe the missing link in the housing recovery is the lack of strong job growth,” the report said. “While overall employment has surpassed its pre-recession level, much of the rebound in employment has been in part-time jobs.”Wells Fargo found in the report that there are 1.1 million more people working in the U.S. than there were prior to the recession, but the gains have come strictly in part-time jobs, where 3.7 million more people are working. The report said there were actually 2.6 million fewer people working in full-time jobs than prior to the recession, and “the 2.6 million worker gap from pre-recession employment levels likely explains a great deal of the slow motion recovery in the housing market” since people working full-time are more likely to buy a house than those working part-time. November 6, 2014 1,165 Views Tagged with: Home Ownership Rate Home Prices Home Sales Housing Market Recovery Wells Fargo Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. About Author: Brian Honea Home Ownership Rate Home Prices Home Sales Housing Market Recovery Wells Fargo 2014-11-06 Brian Honeacenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Housing Recovery Moving Slowly Despite Moderate Gains in Sales The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Housing Recovery Moving Slowly Despite Moderate Gains in Sales Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: With Recent Republican Victories, Is GSE Reform Possible? Next: Progress Made on Ending Veteran Homelessness, More to be Done  Print This Post Subscribelast_img read more