Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Jack Wallace printTCU struggled defensively on Sunday, allowing all 11 shots on target, as well as three goals. Photo by Jack WallaceNo. 17 TCU soccer could not extend their historic win streak to seven on Sunday as they fell 3-1 at home to Washington in their first-ever meeting.The Frogs surrendered back-to-back goals within five minutes of each other to go down 2-0 at the 37th minute, marking the first time TCU had trailed at home all season and their first time to trail in any match since losing 2-0 to Florida State to open the season.“I’m not certain of that,” head coach Eric Bell said on the positives of the match. “After watching tape and seeing with my goggles that I use during the game weren’t too positive. So we have to look at things and figure some things out and move forward.”The Frogs outshot Washington 9-5 in the first half, but all five of Washington’s shots were on-target, with TCU only posting four on goal.The second half didn’t fare much better for the Frogs, as the Huskies managed another six shots, again all on-target.Messiah Bright was TCU’s lone goalscorer against Washington, preventing a shutout. Photo by Jack WallaceTCU was able to slip a goal in the 56th minute by Messiah Bright, her fifth of the year, assisted by both Tayla Christensen and Yazmeen Ryan. This was Ryan’s fifth assist on the year.The Huskies would go on to score just moments later in the 58th minute, sealing the victory for Washington.TCU’s three goals allowed were the most in in any home match since their 3-0 loss to West Virginia on Oct. 21, 2016.Schedule congestion was another tough factor for the Frogs, as they had their fifth match in the last 15 days. A week of rest before their road trip to Arizona will be critical.“Well, hopefully we get the rest up and get some people that are a little nicked up and get them healthy and ready to roll on Saturday night,” Bell said.The Frogs will kickoff against Arizona in Tucson at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. ReddIt Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. ReddIt + posts 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Previous articleVolleyball bounces back with dominant sweep of MiamiNext articleFootball handles Purdue easily, cruise to 34-13 win Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Linkedin Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Twitter TCU News Now 4/28/2021
Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago June 2, 2017 1,164 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News Share Save Tagged with: Curt Long Doug Duncan Fannie Mae May 2017 Employment Situation Report National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions The Department of Labor About Author: Brianna Gilpin The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Curt Long Doug Duncan Fannie Mae May 2017 Employment Situation Report National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions The Department of Labor 2017-06-02 Brianna Gilpin Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Poor Job Numbers Increase Odds of Rate Hike Sign up for DS News Daily The Department of Labor released its May 2017 Employment Situation Friday reporting changes in household and establishment survey data. The unemployment rate, currently at 4.3 percent, and the number of unemployed persons, at 6.9 million, had little change. Unemployment rates declined by 0.5 percent while the number of unemployed declined by 774,000.Among those unemployed, those who lost jobs or completed temporary jobs declined by 211,000 to 3.3 million. Long-term unemployment, those jobless for 27 weeks or more, was essentially unchanged. Over May, 1.7 million were in this situation and accounted for 24 percent of the unemployed.Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 138,000 in May, compared with an average monthly gain of 181,000 over the prior 12 months. Job gains occurred in health care and mining.Curt Long, National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions Chief Economist, said the May jobs report was a disappointment due to job growth failure and failed expectations.“The participation rate fell, and wage growth showed no improvement,” said Long. “Despite the poor May returns, the Fed’s view of the labor market remains strong enough to support a quarter-point rate hike later this month. But the slowing pace of job growth combined with still-muted wage growth may lead some officials to downgrade their expectations for further policy tightening in the second half of the year.”Doug Duncan, Chief Economist for Fannie Mae, agreed that the May Jobs Report showed the labor market has lost some steam.“The headline payroll gain surprised to the downside and came on top of sizable downward revisions to the prior two months,” Duncan said. “Notably, the three-month moving average gain has steadily declined from about 200,000 in February to 121,000 in May. Results from the household survey didn’t help either.”Duncan said the unemployment rate dropped to the lowest it has been in 16 years. He said this because of a large decrease in the labor force that outpaced a decline in household employment.“This report, combined with other factors including declines in auto sales, raises questions about the recent hawkish tone of Fed officials, who have hinted at potentially more rate hikes and a start of the process of balance-sheet shrinking this year. For the near term, we believe that today’s report does not meet the high bar required for the Fed to stand pat on the fed funds rate at its meeting later this month. However, uncertainty looms large for both the fiscal and monetary policy outlooks over the next year.”June’s Employment Situation is scheduled to be released Friday, July 7, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT). Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: Ocwen Ratings to Remain Despite Sale Next: Less Directive to Bank Boards as the Fed Steps Back Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Poor Job Numbers Increase Odds of Rate Hike Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe
Anne Galloway on March 3, 2011. www.vtdigger.org(link is external) by Anne Galloway,March 3, 2011 vtdigger.orgGovernor Peter Shumlin asked President Barack Obama to give the Nuclear Regulatory Commission the authority to require Entergy Corp. to fully decommission Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant instead of allowing the company to store all of the radioactive waste from the facility on the site. Shumlin told reporters on Wednesday that he made his case to the president during the National Governors Association meeting last weekend. Obama supports a new generation of nuclear power plants.‘I said you know in order to sell new nuclear to America you’re going to have to deal with old nuclear better,’ Shumlin said. ‘The fact that we’re sitting here with â ¦ an aging nuclear power plant. We’re going to have high-level nuclear waste on the banks of the Connecticut River for as long as the eye can see. The NRC feels that it’s up to Entergy Louisiana â ¦ to decide to leave the carcass of the plant in place for 60 years because they’ve been unwilling to fill up their decommissioning funds to keep their promises to take the waste away whenever they shut down. We need some help here Mr. President.’It wasn’t clear from Shumlin’s remarks whether help from Obama will be forthcoming. Vermont’s congressional delegation, however, on Monday pressed the chair of the NRC, Gregory Jaczko, to require Entergy to decommission the plant.Entergy prefers SAFSTOR, a scenario in which the fuel would be removed from the reactor and stored on site. Systems would be disconnected and drained, and the plant would then be monitored as the radioactivity of the plant decays. (Editor’s note: this description was corrected, and the following paragraph was added on March 4.)Shumlin opposes SAFSTOR for Vermont Yankee. He wants Entergy to decommission the plant once it is closed. This process would entail removing the ‘carcass’ of the plant and shipping it to a landfill, now under development, in Andrews County, Texas.In December, the NRC ruled that radioactive nuclear waste could be stored for 60 years on nuclear power plant sites. The previous limit was 30 years, according to the Associated Press.Last month, three New England states, including Vermont, sued the NRC claiming the agency ‘violated federal laws requiring a site-by-site review of health, safety and environmental hazards,’ the Associated Press reported.Two other New England nuclear power plants with single atomic reactors ‘ Maine Yankee and the Connecticut Yankee ‘ were decommissioned at the time the facilities were shut down.Barring a change of heart in the Vermont Legislature, Vermont Yankee is slated to close in March of 2012. The Democratic leadership has said it will not reverse the Vermont Senate’s decision made last year to deny Entergy permission to pursue a 20-year license renewal for the 39-year-old plant.In a letter to Jaczko, Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch said SAFSTOR ‘would let Entergy off the hook’ for cleanup and waste disposal for decades. Sanders is a member of the Senate panel that maintains oversight of the NRC.‘While Entergy may prefer leaving the plant to sit like an abandoned factory because it has not saved the necessary funds to fully decommission the plant, this is not the safest option for Vermonters,’ Leahy, Sanders and Welch wrote.Shumlin called decommissioning ‘a huge jobs issue for us.’ The governor said decommissioning the plant would fuel $1 billion into the Windham County economy for the ‘next 10 years.’John Dillon, a reporter for Vermont Public Radio, asked Shumlin how he could convince Obama and the NRC not to allow ‘the carcass,’ (Shumlin’s descriptive) to stay there for 60 years ‘when it’s part of the agreement Vermont signed?’Shumlin said the state has a right to question the company’s authority to use of SAFSTOR because Entergy never mentioned it as an option during the negotiations at the time it purchased the plant in 2002. He was president of the Senate when the deal was struck.‘I remember there were a few words that slipped in there in the thousands of papers that were exchanged,’ Shumlin said. ‘SAFSTOR was never uttered out of anyone’s mouth during that transition. It wasn’t. We were all listening. We were told we were getting a great new owner, one that could be trusted. We were told there was going to be so much money in decommissioning that they almost went to court, the old owners and the new, over who was going to divide up all the largesse after they decommissioned on time.’Shumlin said Entergy and the state should have been more transparent and let the public know about the reference to SAFSTOR in the documentation that accompanied the sale of the plant. ‘I think that’s bad government, if that’s what they were trying to do,’ he said.Several reporters noted that in 2002, Christine Salembier, the commissioner of the Department of Public Service at the time, signed a memorandum of understanding that includes pre-approval for the use of SAFSTOR or other forms of delayed decommissioning.When pressed by reporters again, Shumlin challenged them to go back through press reports from the period to find any mention of SAFSTOR.Terri Hallenbeck, of the Burlington Free Press asked Shumlin why the public discussion mattered more than the documents that show the state agreed to allow SAFSTOR on the Vermont Yankee site.Shumlin replied: ‘Are you, uh, are you working for Entergy today? You want the carcass of the plant down there for 60 years to rot while Entergy Louisiana raises dividends for its stockholders?’The MOU from 2002 states: ‘At the time of the site specific study referred to in Section 6, ENVY will demonstrate that funding will be sufficient to accomplish decommissioning, including site restoration and spent fuel management committed to in this docket. It is agreed such demonstration may include the implementation of SAFSTOR or other forms of delayed decommissioning. Entergy agrees that it will perform site restoration as described in Section 3 of this MOU.’ The agreement was signed by Salembier, Green Mountain Power, Central Vermont Public Service and Entergy.SAFSTOR also was mentioned in a 2002 Public Service Board docket. (See Page 29).For an overview of the MOU between Entergy and the state, read Vermont Law School Professor Michael Dworkin’s 2008 slide show report.