Is the ‘cheap’ Royal Mail share price a value trap?

first_img Image source: Getty Images. The Royal Mail (LSE:RMG) share price has taken a hammering in recent years. A decline in letter volume and increased competition from parcel couriers have contributed to its lack of growth.Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the group had been planning a radical turnaround dubbed Journey 2024, expected to require an investment of £1.8bn.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Group CEO Rico Back has said Journey 2024 was designed to build a parcel-led, more balanced and better diversified international business. To achieve its goals, Royal Mail must turn around and grow in the UK, expand cross-border, scale-up and grow its parcel distribution business.These are no small tasks. They will take time, focus and money, so until the coronavirus cloud lifts, Journey 2024 is on hold.Local heroes vs national disgraceAt a time when UK posties are becoming local heroes and heart-warming stories and videos of their exploits are being shared online, the same cannot be said for Royal Mail. The coronavirus pandemic is not bringing many favourable headlines to the UK postal group.After three weeks of UK lockdown, postal staff are still being reported complaining of a lack of PPE, hand sanitisers and social distancing provision at work.The group is also stuck in ongoing negotiations with the postal workers’ union. Preventing industrial action is high on its list of priorities, but this comes with additional cost.So how does the Royal Mail share price look?In recent times the Royal Mail share price has not been fun to watch. In fact, in the past five years, it has fallen nearly 70%. And even though it has risen 15% so far in April, volatility abounds. That means the FTSE 250 share is down 38% from the beginning of the year.The group currently has a price-to-earnings ratio of 8 and earnings per share is 17p.It still expects its underlying operating profits for 2019/20 to be between £300m and £340m. But going forward, it is in the dark until the pandemic subsides. For now, it has suspended its guidance for 2020/21 and cancelled its dividend.Future outlookConsidering many UK businesses are completely out of action, this puts Royal Mail at a slight advantage. Alos, at the end of March, it had more than £800m in cash and access to £925m in credit facilities. Its business is ticking over and it should benefit from increased demand for home deliveries and online ordering. However, volumes of advertising mail have fallen heavily since the outbreak and international operations have decreased.Prior to the pandemic, the group expected a 4%-5% annual decline in letter volume from 2020/21 onwards. This would in part be caused by the impact of GDPR, along with UK economic uncertainty created by Brexit.However, it expected growth in parcel deliveries to offset this. Online shopping is driving parcel growth, both domestically and internationally. GLS, its European parcel network has a £2.9bn turnover. And prior to the pandemic, it expected adjusted operating profit margin to grow at 6-7%.The Covid-19 outbreak is likely to create “significant uncertainty“. And in light of this Royal Mail said its parcels, international and letters business is likely to be “materially” loss-making in FY2020-21 and GLS profitability somewhat reduced. Although at first glance this may seem like a cheap share, I think it continues to have too much uncertainty surrounding it to make it a profitable long-term buy.  Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay Is the ‘cheap’ Royal Mail share price a value trap? I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Kirsteen Mackay | Tuesday, 14th April, 2020 | More on: RMG last_img read more

2 British stocks I’d buy now

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Nadia Yaqub | Monday, 14th June, 2021 | More on: CARD RWA Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’ve written about these two British stocks before. Needless to say, I’m bullish on the long-term prospects for these companies and I’d buy. Last week, both released interesting statements, which I think are worth me taking a closer look.#1 – Robert WaltersWe got a quick trading update from Robert Walters (LSE: RWA) last week and its second quarter results are due on 7 July. Despite the short announcement, it was a good one.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The company indicated that “positive momentum” has continued through the first two months of Q2 2021. This means that “the board now expects profit before taxation for the full year ending 31 December 2021 to be materially ahead of current market expectations”.The profits upgrade is clearly going to be welcomed by investors. And I reckon it could drive the British stock higher. The recruitment market is improving and I think this could continue as lockdown restrictions ease.Most companies have have had hiring freezes in place during the pandemic. In fact, during the coronavirus crisis, costs such as labour were the first to go. So it hasn’t been a good environment for Robert Walters.But as economies start to reopen, business sentiment is likely to improve, which means recruitment could increase. And the company is in a good position to capitalise on this.Robert Walters also has a strong brand and operates a global business. The firm has a strong balance sheet and had a net cash position of £140m as at the end of March. It has also restarted its dividend payments, which income-hungry investors will be happy about.The shares trade on a price-to-earnings ratio of 88x. So the stock isn’t cheap. This means that it could be sensitive to any Covid-19 setbacks.#2 – Card FactoryCard Factory (LSE: CARD) shares were hurt when it released further details of its refinancing package. It turned out that the company needed to raise “net equity proceeds of £70m”. And investors didn’t like this.The firm released its full-year results last week and I wasn’t surprised that the figures weren’t great. It’s worth noting here that the new CEO, Darcy Willson-Rymer joined in March. So it was his first review since joining.The ship has a new captain and the bad news is now out in the open. The pandemic has been bad for Card Factory’s business. The numbers clearly demonstrate this. Both revenue and profitability took huge hits.What’s also notable is that the company has had to borrow its way out of the crisis. In 2020, net debt as a multiple of EBITDA was 1.1x. But fast forward 12 months, and that figure has increased to 2.3x.Most investors would shudder at this, but let’s not forget that the past 18 months have been unprecedented. Again, any Covid-19 setbacks could negatively impact the shares.But I reckon the worst is over for the company and the British stock should rise from here. Most of its stores are now open and trading looks encouraging so far. While fewer customers are visiting its shops, they are spending more. If things continue to improve, then Card Factory should be able to service its liabilities. I’d buy now as I see a brighter future ahead. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Card Factory. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address 2 British stocks I’d buy nowcenter_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Nadia Yaqub Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.last_img read more

How to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

first_img Please enter your name here Photo by Cristina Seri By Susan MelonyElder financial abuse is an all-too-prevalent problem. Whether you are an older person and you want to protect yourself, or you want to protect your loved one, understanding the warning signs of elder financial abuse and also how to spot scams is important.The COVID-19 pandemic gave rise to new opportunities for scam artists to take advantage of older people. For example, there have been reports of scammers targeting older people, telling them they can get the COVID-19 vaccine in exchange for money.Beyond specific scenarios, the following are some things to know about preventing elder abuse.Know Who Is at RiskCertain demographics are more at risk of being the victim of financial abuse than others.People between the ages of 80 and 89 are most at risk, and the majority of victims are women.Elderly people who are experiencing cognitive decline are more at risk, as are people living alone or who rely on others for care.The annual loss by victims is estimated to be at least $3 billion, and the average individual loss is estimated to be $41,800.Warning SignsLearning how to detect suspicious behavior or activity before it becomes problematic is one of the best ways to prevent elder financial abuse.There are some of the more obvious signs of a problem to watch for, such as large withdrawals from a bank account or unusual purchases on a credit card. Transfers between accounts can be a red flag.If you’re helping a parent or another loved one with their finances, you might consider having a joint account so that you can monitor activity.You should also be able to access things like power of attorney and wills so that you can get an alert if there are any changes.Carefully Vet CaregiversCaregivers tend to be good people who are in their line of work because they truly do care. However, some may use their position to take advantage of the people they care for. This includes not only hired caregivers but family caregivers as well.Even if you fully trust your loved one’s caregiver, you should still frequently check in with them.If you’re about to hire a new person, go over their resume carefully. Perform a background check, contact references, and ask for proof of identity.Check on Financial Advisers’ CredentialsIf you’re an older person, you may rely entirely on your savings and investments as your income.With that in mind, you’re thinking about changing financial or investment advisers, do so very carefully.You want to find someone who is required to operate under the fiduciary standard. That means they are legally required to put the best interest of their clients first, and not all financial professionals are fiduciaries.The individual you’re thinking about working with should be licensed to sell financial products in your state, and you should check into their background to make sure they’ve never faced disciplinary action.The best option is to only work with financial professionals who are personally referred to you by people you trust.Also, keep in mind that if a financial professional is a broker-dealer, that means they offer suitable investment products, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the best for you.Common ScamsSome of the common scams that older people are victims of include:A grandparent scam: A victim who has an older grandchild might receive a call that they’re in trouble, for example, and they need money right away to get out of it. The fake grandchild might even do all of this by text, and they would beg their grandparent not to tell their parents. Then, in an effort to help, you might send money to a scammer.Dating scams: People of any age can and do fall prey to online dating scams. However, if you’re older, you may be less technologically-savvy so you could be more likely to find yourself in one of these situations. You might think you’re dating someone online, particularly someone in a different country, and they could frequently ask for money.Charity scams: If people call soliciting donations for any type of charity or non-profit, vet the organization carefully before giving them anything.Finally, there are also home improvement scams. People might go door-to-door and try to convince you that your home needs repairs. Your home may actually need the repairs they mention, but they could charge you more than the market rate or take your money and leave before completing the work. TAGSAbuseCaregiverCOVID-19Elder CareFinancial AdviserScammersScamsSeniorsVaccineVictimsWarning Signs Previous articleThird Wave of Asbestos Disease Impacts America’s WorkersNext articleRep. Demings announces over $200 million in COVID-19 relief funding for Florida airports Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

House in Fukaya / Nobuo Araki

ArchDaily Lighting: 2015 2015 House in Fukaya / Nobuo Araki Houses Save this picture!© Shimizu Ken+ 16 Share Year:  CopyHouses•Fukaya, Japan “COPY” Facility Consultants:SH, Koji Nagai, Shu NagasawaCity:FukayaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shimizu KenText description provided by the architects. This flat house stands in the middle of the northern Kanto Plain; an area that gets hot in the summer and windy and cold in the winter. A young couple and their girl live in the new house that is situated within a vast estate and surrounded by vegetable fields.Save this picture!© Shimizu KenOn our first visit to the site we were greeted by a sudden late afternoon shower and had to rush to shelter under the eaves of the house that previously stood there. While the site is within commuting distance from the Tokyo metropolitan area, nature remains a powerful presence.Save this picture!Floor PlanAs a result of our visit, we began to think of a welcoming architectural form that would co-exist with the surrounding natural environment and gently embrace the lives of the family members. Save this picture!© Shimizu KenA roof with eaves that extend 1.5 meters in all directions characterizes the house. There are almost no partitions inside, resulting in a large open space.Save this picture!SectionLike a big tree under which the family members can rest, the house embraces its inhabitants and provides a relaxed and comfortable life close to nature. The large roof allows the house to be expanded in any direction as the family grows or their lifestyle changes.Save this picture!© Shimizu KenProject gallerySee allShow lessPS-26 Office / Wahana ArchitectsSelected ProjectsHouse B123 / M:OFA StudiosSelected Projects Share Projects On&Off, Shinji Yamaguchi Area:  90 m² Area:  90 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs photographs:  Shimizu KenPhotographs:  Shimizu Ken Japan Watanabetomi Corporation “COPY” House in Fukaya / Nobuo ArakiSave this projectSaveHouse in Fukaya / Nobuo Araki Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/772127/house-in-fukaya-nobuo-araki Clipboard CopyAbout this officeNobuo ArakiOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFukayaJapanPublished on August 20, 2015Cite: “House in Fukaya / Nobuo Araki” 19 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/772127/house-in-fukaya-nobuo-araki Clipboard General Contractor: G.DeSIGN, Takeyuki Gaino Architects: Nobuo Araki Area Area of this architecture project Structure: read more

Primera parte de un intercambio de opiniones — ’¿Es el Trumpismo un fenómeno temporal?

first_imgLa siguiente es la primera parte de un intercambio entre Fred Goldstein y Manuel Raposo, un comunista portugués de izquierda y editor de la revista web Mudar de Vida (jornalmudardevida.net). Primero, puse la victoria de Trump en el contexto del aumento de la reacción política en Europa y su énfasis decididamente antiinmigrante y racista, similar al de Trump. Y el imperialismo estadounidense construyó una democracia burguesa sobre la base de haberse establecido como una potencia mundial durante y después de la Primera Guerra Mundial y haber tomado gran parte de los imperios británico y francés de las cenizas de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Los patronos alcanzaron la supremacía imperialista mundial. Sobre esa base pudieron hacer concesiones. Fred Goldstein: Su pregunta va al corazón de un tema muy importante. ¿Es la presidencia de Donald Trump un fenómeno temporal, o su régimen es un síntoma de una enfermedad más profunda en el organismo del imperialismo? ¿Volverán las cosas a lo “normal” una vez que se haya ido? Cuarto, el ala derecha de las clases dominantes, que se está haciendo más fuerte y más rica, está tentada a avivar las llamas del racismo antiinmigrante o se está sintiendo más cómoda con él. Protestan levemente contra las medidas antiinmigrantes más extremas, pero al final los patronos solo están realmente preocupados por la disponibilidad de mano de obra y el impacto de la política de inmigración en sus relaciones internacionales. Los imperialistas franceses tenían sus repúblicas basadas en tener un imperio menor en el sudeste asiático, África y el Caribe. Ahora tienen la creciente orientación derechista del presidente Emmanuel Macron, con el Partido Agrupación Nacional vigilando encima de la llamada burguesía “moderada”. La reacción puede ser más lenta si la clase dominante lo elimina. Puede haber un respiro temporal si lo expulsan o lo derrotan en las urnas. Pero a largo plazo, el capitalismo se encuentra en una etapa de declive, estancamiento y austeridad. No se puede revivir la prosperidad imperialista En los Estados Unidos no hay una gran afluencia de inmigrantes. De hecho, ahora hay una salida neta de migrantes en la frontera sur militarizada. Creo que los sectores desmoralizados y alienados de la pequeña burguesía y la clase trabajadora estaban predispuestos a cambiarse a la derecha después de que el Partido Demócrata en los Estados Unidos y la socialdemocracia europea no acudieran en su ayuda durante la crisis económica de 2008, ANTES de la crisis inmigratoria. Lo único que puede hacer retroceder la reacción en los Estados Unidos es el despertar del proletariado y las/os oprimidos. Nadie sabe cuándo sucederá esto o cómo se desarrollará. Pero por otro lado, nadie sabía que las tremendas huelgas de las/os maestras se desencadenarían. Estas huelgas se extendieron como un incendio forestal desde West Virginia a Kentucky, a Oklahoma, a Arizona, a Colorado, a Carolina del Norte. En segundo lugar, creo que la crisis general del prolongado estancamiento capitalista ha provocado que sectores de la clase dominante en ambos lados del Atlántico se muevan hacia la adopción de una opción fuertemente reaccionaria: usarán el “dividir y conquistar” porque no ven una salida de su propia crisis, es decir, no ven un crecimiento renovado significativo ni una prosperidad capitalista revivida en el futuro. Todos están luchando para mantenerse a flote. He estado pensando mucho en esta misma pregunta. También he estado tratando de llegar a un método para responderlo. Tercero, las clases trabajadoras en todos los países europeos, como las/os trabajadores y las/os oprimidos en los Estados Unidos, han sido sometidas al trauma de la austeridad desde el principio, ANTES de que la crisis inmigratoria golpeara a Europa con toda su fuerza. Los imperialistas británicos pudieron tener su “democracia” cuando tenían un imperio mundial. Una vez que se perdió el imperio, la clase obrera británica fue sometida a la austeridad thatcherista y ahora tienen a cargo a las fuerzas del Brexit . La lucha de las/os maestros ha cesado por ahora. Pero el resentimiento, la pobreza y la privación que la impulsaron a romper los límites de la legalidad burguesa y la sumisión convencional a los altos mandos se están extendiendo hacia abajo. Mientras Wall Street y el Pentágono siguen siendo la potencia imperialista dominante, no pueden revivir la prosperidad imperialista, que es la base económica de la democracia capitalista. Este es el punto fundamental sobre el futuro después de Trump. La democracia capitalista requiere de la prosperidad imperialista para financiarla. La democracia capitalista en su sentido más vigoroso debe ser financiada por concesiones. Esto es verdad no sólo en los países oprimidos, sino también en los grandes países capitalistas.El régimen de Trump puede ser una forma distorsionada de reacción capitalista, peculiarmente moldeada por el estilo y la personalidad de Trump. Pero cualesquiera que sean las peculiaridades del régimen de Trump, y hay muchas, la reacción subyacente que ha avivado y consolidado no desaparecerá en el corto plazo. Sin embargo, a largo plazo, el marxismo considera el factor económico como el factor dominante. La crisis de la austeridad capitalista está determinando el crecimiento de la reacción política, y esta reacción debe ser combatida con uñas y dientes por las/os trabajadores y las/os oprimidos. La historia se hace por el inevitable despertar de las masas. Esto es cierto para las secciones de la clase dominante de Estados Unidos que se han basado en recortes de impuestos, la desregulación de las protecciones ambientales y la especulación del mercado de valores para reforzar sus ganancias. Esta clase está actuando como si su situación fuera precaria y sus miembros anticipan un colapso económico. Los patronos en los países imperialistas ricos pudieron permitirse una forma más desarrollada de democracia capitalista en el período posterior a la Segunda Guerra Mundial, es decir, comprar a las/os trabajadores descontentos con migajas. Finalmente, el capitalismo en un callejón sin salida excluye la posibilidad de revivir la prosperidad capitalista. Y la democracia capitalista depende de la prosperidad imperialista. El fracaso de la socialdemocracia y de los partidos comunistas históricos para adoptar un enfoque agresivo y clasista para luchar contra la austeridad dejó a las masas abiertas a un llamado anti-inmigrante de derecha. El marxismo no tiene nada en común con el determinismo económico. Reconoce que muchos factores afectan los resultados políticos. Líderes, partidos, instituciones financieras, tradiciones históricas y culturales, desastres naturales, etc., todos deben ser tomados en consideración. Estas huelgas sorprendieron a todos (la clase dominante, la burocracia laboral, el establecimiento educativo) y las/os trabajadores de la educación, que se organizaron a pesar de la resistencia del gobierno y de los líderes sindicales. Todas las huelgas eran técnicamente ilegales, pero la clase dominante decidió sabiamente no hacer cumplir la ley. Esto mostró en un microcosmos de lo que es capaz la clase trabajadora cuando es empujada contra la pared. No puede ser una coincidencia que la AfD (Alternativa para Alemania) en Alemania, el Partido de la Libertad en Austria, el régimen de Viktor Orbán en Hungría, el gobierno de derecha en Polonia, las fuerzas de Brexit en Bretaña, la nueva coalición de derecha en Italia y la Agrupación Nacional (anteriormente Frente Nacional) en Francia estén en aumento al mismo tiempo. También vemos los avances recientes del antiinmigrante Partido Demócrata de Suecia, el ascenso de la Golden Dawn en Grecia (una versión avanzada de las fuerzas similares a Hitler) y otras manifestaciones políticas de derecha en Europa. Esta es la esperanza de cambiar las cosas.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Equestrian earns major victory over Texas A&M

first_imgFacebook Facebook Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Linkedin Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ + posts Alexa is the Audience Engagement Editor for TCU360. She is a journalism major and Spanish minor from Orange County, California. In her free time, Alexa loves reading about and watching sports. Sophomores Laska Anderson and Courtney May embrace each other following a stunning victory over Texas A&M. Image courtesy of gofrogs.com Twitter Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt printTCU Equestrian finished its annual meet at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo with an 11-8 win over No. 3 Texas A&M Thursday night.Hunt Seat competed at Turning Point Ranch Thursday morning and took a 6-3 lead. The team started strong with five impressive rides from seniors Mady Fithian, Jayme Omand, Carley Barnett, Emelie Burgess and freshman Raegan Rast, giving the Frogs a 5-0 lead. Barnett scored 85 points on her ride and earned herself a MOP title.The Western group put on an impressive performance in front of a large crowd at the Stock Show. The win snapped TCU’s three-match losing streak against Texas A&M (6-3).The Horned Frog faithful congratulate the team’s impressive victory. Image courtesy of gofrogs.comIn Equitation over Fences, senior Jayme Omand earned the lone point over Aggie Caroline Dance as the Aggies took three points.In the evening at John Justin Arena, sophomore Carly Lombard earned a MOP title with her 72.5 ride on Snoop Dog in the first discipline of the evening. The Frogs and the Aggies were tied 7-7 entering the final discipline.In Horsemanship, sophomore Laska Anderson earned her first MOP title of the season with a 73.5 re-ride on Jack.Sophomore Josie Mootz clinched the meet for the Frogs with a 74.5 ride on Bob.The win snapped TCU’s three-match losing streak against the Texas A&M Aggies. Up next, the Frogs will host No. 6 Fresno State at Turning Point Ranch Feb. 2. Seniors react to postponing May Commencement Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Alumnus to reopen local bar ReddIt Previous articleNo. 22 Women’s Basketball blows past Cyclones, 75-52Next articleMen’s basketball bounces back with road win over Oklahoma State Alexa Hines RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alexa Hines Breaking barriers: Trailblazing women in sports media Linkedin Twitter Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ Tunnel of Oppression highlights different groups, encourages changelast_img read more

Increased funding welcomed

first_imgNewsLocal NewsIncreased funding welcomedBy admin – November 15, 2011 560 Email Twitter Facebook THE Environment Minister’s decision to make a supplementary allocation of €500,000 available for the operation of three schemes, namely, Housing for Older People, Housing Adaptions and Mobility Aid has been welcomed by Cllr Pat Kennedy.“This follows a recent discussion at Limerick City Council’s Housing Strategic Policy Committee and the passing of a resolution proposed by myself that we seek a substantial increase in the funding for these schemes,” he said.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The total funding for these very worthwhile schemes for elderly people and disabled persons will be €2.025million in 2011, as compared to €60.890 million in 2007.” Printcenter_img WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleSouth Court Hotel takes lead from top chefNext articleWhat’s another year wait for Task Force report adminlast_img read more

Long wait for driving tests in Limerick

first_imgHousing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin WhatsApp Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Twitter TAGSLimerick City and Countylocal newsNews Email Facebook Printcenter_img NewsLocal NewsLong wait for driving tests in LimerickBy Bernie English – August 30, 2018 1811 Advertisement Previous articleMunster to face Connacht in opening Women’s Interprovincial of the seasonNext articleLISTEN: Treaty Talk EP34 with Sporting Limerick and Matt O’Callaghan 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. TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Limerick on Covid watch list LIMERICK learner drivers are having to wait up to 21 weeks for a driving test, according to the latest figures from the Road Safety Authority (RSA).The average wait is 12.3 weeks in Limerick but the figures also indicate that the longest wait is 21 weeks.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Meanwhile, Shannon applicants will have to wait an average of 14.8 weeks and a maximum of 19 weeks.The pass rate in Limerick is 58.38 per cent and in Shannon, 50.07 per cent.The figures come as it is revealed that there are 83,000 people nationally on the waiting list for driving tests.In some areas, applicants have to wait up to six months to get a test date.Senator Victor Boyhan has called for Transport Minister Shane Ross to urgently sanction more Driving Testers“Many young people and families are now preparing for the new third-level term and getting back to work routines. Young drivers need to be facilitated to get their full licence to support their mobility. With high rents, many young people are now commuting long distances to college or work – and they need to be able to drive independently.”Senator Boyhan said the issue lies in a shortage of Driving Testers and Minister Ross needs to sanction immediate recruitment of more staff.The latest figures also show that there are 98 testers (whole time equivalents) nationwide and that ten have retired so far this year with two more to retire by year-end. Meanwhile, only four new testers have been recruited since June.“I am calling on Minister Ross to urgently sanction recruitment of more driving testers across the country. Young people and new drivers need to be able to attain their full licence more speedily,” Senator Boyhan added.The longest waiting time for car driver testing was in Skibbereen at 26 weeks, with 25 weeks in Castlebar, Cavan, Gorey, Killarney and Kilrush.Average waiting times in test centres varied from nine weeks up to 16 in Killarney and Monaghan, with the RSA stating that its target is to achieve an average waiting time of ten weeks. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more

Odessa teen arrested after threat

first_img Facebook Nicholas Ramsey One day after a high school shooting in Florida, Odessa Police charged an Odessa teen who reportedly threatened to shoot up his school while playing a video game.Police were first called about a check welfare around 1 p.m. Thursday in the 8800 block of Lamar Avenue after being notified by Ubisoft, a game development company, about a man threatening to commit a shooting at a public school, an Odessa Police Department news release said.The suspect, 17-year-old Nicholas Ramsey, reportedly said while playing Rainbow Six Siege “I guess I’ll go do mine now” and “ima shoot up my school now,” the release detailed.Ramsey was questioned by detectives and reportedly told them he was making a bad joke in light of the shooting in Florida.Police charged Ramsey Thursday with exhibition, use, or threat of exhibition, a class A misdemeanor.Mike Adkins, spokesman for the Ector County Independent School District, confirmed Ramsey is a Permian High School student. Adkins said he could not speak to a specific student’s punishment but said in cases like this in the past that the district has sought to expel the student.He added that ECISD has a good program for reporting threats and that students and adults often report perceived threats.This arrest comes a day after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which caused the death of 17 people, 14 of whom were students.LeSueur said that, despite the timing, they still would have investigated the threat, which they do each time they are notified of a possible threat.“Even if this would have happened months ago, we’re still going to investigate, and we’re still going to take action regardless,” LeSueur said. Odessa teen arrested after threat WhatsApp Twitter Twitter WhatsApp By admin – February 16, 2018 Local NewsCrime Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Previous articleUTPB awarded grant for STEM conferenceNext articleMan pleads guilty to sexually abusing 9-year-old adminlast_img read more

Update – Diversions between Carndonagh and Ballyliffin, not suitable for HGVs

first_img WhatsApp Update – Diversions between Carndonagh and Ballyliffin, not suitable for HGVs By News Highland – August 27, 2018 Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Gardai are dealing with a single vehicle crash on the R238 Ballyliffin – Carndonagh Road near Rashenny school with traffic diversions in place.We understand at least one person has been injured, their condition is being assessed.Gardai are warning that the local diversion is not suitable for HGVs, so they are being urged to avoid the area and take alternative routes. Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Facebook Google+center_img Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest Previous articleConnolly scores 0-12 as Donegal Boston win Boston Senior ChampionshipNext articleBrownknowe NS principal concerned at proposed Sewage Treatment Plant News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme last_img read more