Women’s basketball defeats Kansas, wins fourth straight game

first_imgTwitter Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Linkedin ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Facebook + posts Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award print TCU Women’s basketball won their fourth straight conference game when they defeated Kansas 76-66 on Saturday. The Horned Frogs overcame a slow start in the first quarter and controlled the rest of a low-scoring, defensive-minded game against the Jayhawks. TCU led for 31 of the game’s 40 minutes.Kansas shot a meager 44 percent from the field and gave up 17 turnovers to a TCU team whose focus on defense has been key in their four-game win streak.“We’ve been more defensive minded really over the last two weeks and its producing,” TCU head coach Raegan Pebley said. “The team is really embracing how hard it is to defend and how hard you need to defend in this conference game in and game out.Junior Amy Okonkwo led the way offensively against the Jayhawks. Photos by Cristian Argueta SotoAlong with the defensive edge, the Horned Frogs bench produced 47 of the teams 76 points, led by Amy Okonkwo’s 24 points in 23 minutes. Sophomore guard Amber Ramirez also scored in double digits off of the bench, with 14 points in 22 minutes.Pebley accredited the effectiveness of Ramirez and Okonkwo off the bench to their commitment to the team’s mission. “It’s about the team’s mission more than their individual role,” Pebley said. “Whether you start or you don’t start you are a member of the team and it’s about what you do with the minutes you get.”Junior Jordan Moore showed off her post skills in Saturday’s victory over Kansas. Photos by Cristian Argueta SotoJunior forward Jordan Moore’s presence in the post on both sides of the floor was also a major factor in the Horned Frogs victory. Pebley praised Moore’s maturity as a player and her development on the offensive end. She finished with 19 points and 6 rebounds. The Horned Frogs have now won four straight games for the first time in their four seasons as members of the Big 12 conference. Two of those victories were over ranked opponents in Texas and West Virginia. “It’s an accumulation of a lot of work,” Pebley said of the team’s recent success.The Horned Frogs are now fourth in the conference standings with games against Kansas State (7th in the conference), Oklahoma (5th), and Iowa State (8th) upcoming. The matchup against Kansas State will be in Manhattan, Kansas Wednesday with tipoff set for 7:00 p.m. ReddIt Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Facebook TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Benton McDonald Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Twitter Previous articleHoroscope: January 20, 2018Next articleFort Worth women’s march attendees emphasize the need to vote Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Photos by Cristian ArguetaSoto Linkedin Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/last_img read more

Newtown Centre on the Market for €2.75m

first_imgNewsLocal NewsNewtown Centre on the Market for €2.75mBy Alan Jacques – October 2, 2014 689 THE Newtown Centre, a two-story commercial development in Annacotty, is on the market with a guide price of €2.75 million.The sale of the development – which generates an annual rent in the region of €268,000 – is being handled by Savills Cork on the instruction of the Receiver Grant Thornton. The Newtown Centre is located between Newtown and Annacotty, around 1km east of Castletroy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Siobhan Young of Savills commented, “The Newtown Centre provides investors with the opportunity to acquire a finished property with strong tenant occupancy levels and a considerable rent receivable per annum.”“The current vacant office units provide scope to increase future rental income and we expect to receive high levels of enquiries for this investment,” Ms Young revealed.The modern two storey commercial development occupies a site of 2.17 acres. There are nine fully occupied ground floor retail units and 10 first floor office units, seven of which are currently occupied. Current tenants including Bord Gais, Mace, Curves and Bambury Bookmakers, are not affected by the sale.The development also includes an extensive surface car park sits at the front of the property providing an abundance of customer parking. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Print Linkedin TAGSAnnacottyGrant ThorntonlimerickNewtown CentreSavills Cork Emailcenter_img Previous articleGround control to LITNext articleClowning around on animal-act circuses in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitterlast_img read more

Danish lockdown sees Spillemyndigheden relaunch gambling-harm campaigns

first_img Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 Spillemyndigheden, Denmark’s gambling regulatory authority, has announced that it will increase the exposure of its ‘StopSpillet’ helpline and ‘ROFUS’ self-exclusion scheme during the national lockdown.Despite recording one of Europe’s lowest number of COVID-19 cases (2,600) and related deaths (77), the Danish government has enforced the strictest of lockdowns to protect citizens from the virus. With national consumers facing a shutdown on movement until 13 April when the Danish government is set to review conditions, Spillemyndigheden has confirmed that it will relaunch its national campaign to promote StopSpillet and ROFUS across Danish media networks.Both StopSpillet and ROFUS programmes are directly operated by Spillemyndigheden, who have also confirmed that gambling-harm prevention and treatment support services will be made directly available to customers via video link-up. Supporting its gambling prevention services, Spillemyndigheden campaigns will focus on raising civic awareness of problem gambling behaviours. Denmark will relaunch its helpline and self-exclusion campaigns as Spillemyndigheden enforces its new ‘executive order‘ on the marketing of gambling products and services.From the start of April, Spillemyndigheden mandates that all licensed retail and digital incumbents must clearly inform consumers of age restrictions, as well as StopSpillet and ROFUS services.To help national media owners, Spillemyndigheden has issued clear examples on how its executive order should be implemented across different advertising formats. Danish gambling prepares for MitID launch June 26, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles Spillemyndigheden reports decline in Q2 betting August 25, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more

Ed Trimmer: The Kansas Legislature continues to ignore the medically underserved

first_imgby Ed Trimmer, State Representative 79th District — Medicaid expansion has been a very misunderstood issue in Topeka.  It involves using largely federal money to provide expanded health care coverage for more than 150,000 Kansas citizens.   These citizens work but make too much money to qualify for the current Kansas Medicaid program, and at the same time, do not earn enough to qualify for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.Ed TrimmerHere are some of the compelling arguments that I believe indicate we should expand Medicaid and accept federal money.Currently, the only avenue for the more than 150,000 individuals, who do not have insurance, is to avoid going to the doctor until they are seriously ill or injured. At this point they use local emergency rooms.  Critical access hospitals cannot refuse to treat them and must absorb that cost.  These hospitals must either take a loss or pass these costs on in the form of higher fees for the rest of us.  Neither of these alternatives makes moral or financial sense. The federal government would pay for 100% of the cost of Medicaid expansion for the first three years and 90% of the cost, thereafter. Remaining costs could be absorbed by the current Medicaid program, which could be accomplished by making changes within the KanCare system and would not require an additional state appropriation. The Kansas Hospital Association and many other health care advocacy groups disagree with the Governor and ultra-conservative legislators who refuse to discuss this issue.  These medical groups believe Medicaid expansion would help to save small and rural hospitals.  They also argue that it would bring billions of dollars to the state to help our medical sector, provide jobs and help reduce costs for everyone. While some may want to blame “Obamacare”, the 150,000 working Kansans without health insurance coverage are not a consequence of “Obamacare” but a consequence of the State of Kansas refusing to access the federal dollars that Kansas taxpayers have paid to the federal government.Once again, we have not been allowed to have a floor debate on the issue, even though polls indicate that more than 60 to 70 percent of Kansas citizens support Medicaid expansion and/or expansion of health care coverage for working poor Kansans.  Once again, I believe it is time for the Kansas Legislature to get on with the process of governing and stop avoiding important issues for the purpose of campaign posturing.Follow us on Twitter.center_img The federal money actually comes from Kansas taxpayers and would just be returned to the state for the purpose it was intended. Without Medicaid expansion, the money would remain in Washington and the 150,000 working Kansans, who cannot afford health care, would continue without coverage.  The rest of us would continue to pay federal taxes and higher medical costs, while our small and rural hospitals close.  This is not a smart financial decision. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +16 Vote up Vote down No one special · 228 weeks ago Well said in simple terms that the average reader should understand. This needs to happen not only for the local hospital and the under insured, but for the over all economic stability of our state. It’s our money let us take it back! Report Reply 0 replies · active 228 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down John Munro · 228 weeks ago There are a number of issues going on here that Mr. Trimmer either doesn’t understand or refuses to acknowledge. The medical industry has grown into a full blown monster composed of pharmacutical companies, mega hospitals and insurance companies all favored by the federal government. Medicade and Medicare are both administered by the federal government, and the individual states have to contribute to the Medicade part of it. The medical industry as a whole is the only industry in America that can freely operate without being regulated by Title 15 of the United States Code, commonly known as 15 USC. 15 USC deals with matters of commerce, and prohibits monopolies, price fixing and other shady aspects of the business world. Several acts pertain in particular to this, namely the Clayton and Sherman acts and the Robinson-Patman act. By being exempt from prosecution under this code, drugs such as Harvoni, which is used to treat Hepatitis C with a 92 to 98% cure rate cost between 60 to 70 thousand dollars here in the United States, but can be purchased in places such as India for about 2,000 US dollars. Or scorpion anti-venum, which is manufactured in Mexico and can be purchased for around 75 dollars a vial, costs 25 to 30 thousand here in the states. Well, why doesn’t someone just make a trip to India or go across the border to Mexico and get these items? Because if you get caught bringing them back across the US border you will be charged with smuggling contraband, even if you have a prescription for said medication. Or how about a CAT scan? The average person can fly round trip to Japan, spend a few days on vacation, get said scan and have it read by a doctor who likely went to medical school here in the US for less than what actual out of pocket billing is here in the US. Is there a way to fix this mess? Sure there is, by holding all companies and organizations in the medical field to the provisions of 15 USC. This would demand price disclosures for all medical procedures prior to treatment, and would force the pharmacy companies to spread out the cost of developing and bringing to market, which is an extremely costly and time consuming process, to other countries instead of piggy backing nearly all of it on our backs. The Surgical Center of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City is a state of the art medical facility which posts up-front pricing for all of it’s medical procedures. There posted prices are anywhere to one third to one fifth of the average price billed by most any hospitals anywhere in our general area. But here’s the kicker- They don’t take insurance, and payment must be made up front with cash or certified funds. If more hospitals were to enact this same strategy, I’d bet that prices would go even lower. So here’s what needs to happen. Bring the entire medical field under 15 USC, repeal the EMTALA act, which took the responsibility of paying hospitals for treatment for the poor, which used to be covered by the different religious groups, but is now picked up by the state and federal governments, and the problems would be fixed. Any bets as to seeing this happen anytime in the foreseeable future? I didn’t think so. Report Reply 0 replies · active 228 weeks ago +12 Vote up Vote down SuCo Pride · 228 weeks ago After following this latest legislative session fairly closely, I feel that Ed Trimmer is doing an excellent job in his representation of our district. He consistently steps up to fight against the majority, pointing out the flaws in their logic, and offering a sound (though often ignored) solution. I appreciate his efforts, and wish there were more like him fighting for the best for Kansas. Report Reply 0 replies · active 228 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Nominate that special someone for an England Golf award

first_img The search is on to find and recognise the unsung heroes of golf who inspire others to take up and enjoy the game.England Golf is seeking nominations for its annual awards which will recognise, celebrate and reward individuals and groups who have made outstanding contributions to ‘raising our game’ and building a bright future for the sport.The winners will be those who contribute within golf clubs, schools, county golf partnerships, training schemes, national companies or many other programmes.The closing date to make a nomination is Friday, 27 November 2015. The awards will be presented at a national conference in April 2016.The awards support the England Golf Strategic Plan, Raising Our Game, which aims to create more players, more club members, strong golf clubs, winning golfers, outstanding championships, an improved image for golf, and excellent governance.Past winners include:Jake Conroy of Little Hay, Hertfordshire, who has cerebral palsy and champions both junior and disability golf and spends much of his time volunteering.Margaret Bedford of Strawberry Hill, Middlesex, who has transformed the junior section at her club and raised its profile in the local community.Mark Rozenbroek of One Stop Golf, Hull, who has creating the ‘ultimate golf gaming centre’ where people of all ages and abilities can enjoy the game.Gareth Snelgrove, a PGA coach of Hagley, Worcestershire, who has created a local pathway offering school pupils a fun taste of the game and follow up opportunities for coaching in the club’s junior academy and golf club membership.The categories for the 2016 awards are:Young Volunteer of the YearRecognising a young individual, aged 25 or under on Friday 27 November 2015, who has shown outstanding dedication and contribution to the gameVolunteer of the YearRecognising an individual who has shown outstanding dedication and contribution to the gameLifetime Service AwardRecognising an individual who has contributed to the game over a sustained period of time with outstanding achievement and successTalent Pathway AwardRecognising a group or individual who have supported talented young players by developing and strengthening the links between the club and the county talent pathwayParticipation Award Recognising a group or individual who have increased the number of regular golfersMembership AwardRecognising a group or individual who have recruited and retained club membersInnovation AwardRecognising a group or individual who has helped to change the image of golf, improve communication in the sport and/or developed partnerships with other organisations 29 Sep 2015 Nominate that special someone for an England Golf award last_img read more