What Will Housing Trends Look Like After COVID-19 Vaccines?

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share 1Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2021-01-11 Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Expect the housing market in 2021 to “settle somewhere in between where we were before COVID and where we were during COVID,” says Danielle Hale, Chief Economist for Realtor.com’s recent article entitled, “How the Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccines Could Help, and Hurt, the U.S. Housing Market.”More homes will be on the market in the coming year, wrote Clare Trepasso for Realtor.com.”So desperate buyers won’t need to put in offers and waive contingencies before they’ve even finished touring the properties,” she said.But inventory can only increase gradually.”Some people will feel comfortable listing their home during the first half of 2021,” says Ali Wolf, Chief Economist for Zonda, a real estate consultancy. “Others will want to wait until the vaccines are widely distributed. This suggests more inventory will be for sale in late 2021 and into the spring selling season in 2022.”Realtor.com also predicts prices will not dip, but they also will not continue escalating so rapidly.Increased new-construction starts of late will take some of the pressure off the market, Realtor.com reports. There are likely to be fewer bidding wars as buyers have more homes to choose from, they say, citing CoreLogic’s Chief Economist Frank Nothaft. “The very rapid home price growth that we have seen over the last few months should start to moderate,” he said. “I expect price growth to slow.”With the rollout of a vaccine, pandemic-induced trends—such as very low interest rates and suburban migration, to name a couple—could begin to reverse.”Rates hit record lows as a response to the wounded economy,” noted Trepasso for Realtor.com. “As hiring begins again in earnest and people begin spending again, the economy will improve and rates will likely tick up.”As for the suburban shift, “Don’t write off city living”—that’s advice from Zonda’s Wolf to Realtor.com. “The return to a non-socially distanced life brings with it the draw to be around other people again, especially as restaurants, bars, sporting events, and concerts fully open. As the appeal of cities returns, so will strong demand for townhomes and condos near downtowns.”That said, other real estate trends may prove more permanent.Bigger families who have found contentment in the suburbs won’t likely give up their new lifestyles, for one, say the experts.”They can get more square footage for their money in the burbs, perfect for a home office or a spot to home-school the kids in, a yard for the children to play in, and a good school district,” Trepasso reported. “That’s why the suburbs became the place to be during the pandemic. Thanks to Zoom and other technology, they’re likely to stay that way, at least for the foreseeable future.”The realization by many homeowners that increased square footage os the key to at-home happiness also isn’t apt to dissipate anytime soon.Realtor.com opines that the “bigger is better” housing-market mantra could replace “location, location, location.””They’ll have lasting memories of the pandemic,” says CoreLogic’s Nothaft. “People will want to have more space between them and their neighbors.” Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Previous: Black Book 2021 Profile: Diaz Anselmo Lindberg, P.A. Next: Garden State Considers Program to Mitigate High Foreclosure Rates The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago What Will Housing Trends Look Like After COVID-19 Vaccines? About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago January 11, 2021 1,426 Views Home / Daily Dose / What Will Housing Trends Look Like After COVID-19 Vaccines? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Subscribelast_img read more

Adult Recess

first_imgRecess is a hot topic among our elected officials. Virginia’s Governor Bob McDonnell recently vetoed a bill that would have mandated daily physical activity for kids in Virginia schools. Meanwhile, the state of Colorado passed a bill that requires 30 minutes of activity a day for each child.While our representatives debate the merits of recess in school, adults are increasingly becoming sold on the idea in the workplace. More companies are beginning to enforce mandatory playtime during the work day.“A couple of 10-minute recess breaks a day and a standing desk can have huge health benefits,” says Allison Kleinfelter, a health and nutrition consultant working with Hershey Company in Pennsylvania to help build physical activity into the work day. “Employees typically won’t take it upon themselves to take an activity break. But if the organization sets that time aside for activity, employees love it. And there’s plenty of evidence that shows those breaks increase productivity.”Keen Footwear has caught the recess bug, implementing 15-minute activity breaks into its work day, and creating a “recess center” with Frisbees, yoga mats, and bikes.“We’ve created an open door policy where we encourage everyone to get outside for a 15-minute break,” says Kate Lee, Keen’s director of human resources. The company helped install adult-friendly tire swings in downtown Minneapolis, and it has even started a nationwide campaign to get other companies involved.Adult recess is a key component to the new National Physical Activity Plan, a movement to fight obesity led by a variety of health organizations including the Center for Disease Control and American Heart Association. Currently, 75 percent of Americans don’t meet the plan’s goal of 150 minutes of activity each week.“We’ve engineered exercise out of our lives, particularly in the work place,” says Kleinfelter, who also serves as a consultant for the National Physical Activity Plan. “Instead of seeing exercise as something separate that you have to change your clothes for and drive to a different location to participate in, we’re trying to make it part of the work day.” The 10-Minute Recess Activity                    Calories BurnedStretching………………..28Walking…………………..23Jump Rope………………..91Frisbee…………………….34Ping pong…………………45 Get Up, Stand Up How much of an impact can just standing at your desk make on your overall health? A 150-pound person burns 54 more calories per hour standing at a desk instead of sitting, which adds up to 400 calories burned each day. SUP Yoga Yoga has become the go-to cross training activity for many mountain athletes, but standup paddling (SUP) is quickly catching on as a low impact workout. What happens when you combine the two? You get an innovative workout in a beautiful setting. 1 2last_img read more

Momentum builds for extending DNA testing

first_img September 1, 2005 Senior Editor Regular News Momentum builds for extending DNA testing Governor orders evidence preserved while legislators propose no innocence deadline Jan Pudlow Senior Editor With an October 1 deadline looming, greater opportunities for DNA testing for claims of innocence are advancing in all three branches of government.In the executive branch, on August 5, Gov. Jeb Bush signed Executive Order 05-160 to preserve physical evidence for post-conviction DNA testing, saying, “the destruction of this evidence could potentially enable the innocent to be wrongly convicted and the guilty to go free.”In the legislative branch, Sen. Alex Villalobos, R-Miami, and Rep. John Quinones, R-Kissimmee, both lawyers, are filing bills to do away with any deadline for post-conviction DNA testing. Taking the DNA testing matter even further is HB 71, filed jointly by Rep. Phillip Brutus, D-N. Miami, and Rep. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, also both lawyers, which would create the Florida Commission on Innocence.Poised to work toward a judicial-branch solution is a team of pro bono attorneys at Carlton Fields — Sylvia Walbolt, chair of the firm’s board of directors in Tampa, former chief judge of the Second District Court of Appeal John Blue (whom Walbolt said has “been instrumental and a real inspiration to all of us”), and Nancy Henry in the Miami office.“Carlton Fields has joined with the Innocence Project to evaluate whether a petition needs to be filed with the court, similar to the one filed in 2003,” Walbolt said. “We are evaluating whether we need to do that in light of the governor’s executive order and the potential legislation. You could be in a position to have the evidence preserved, but you can’t file the petition for testing it. That is the problem. There are just not enough lawyers to assist people in seeking to get access to that evidence. The real question is whether the legislation takes care of it.”All of this DNA action has been heartening to Jenny Greenberg, director of the Florida Innocence Initiative in Tallahassee, where more than 1,200 cases are piled up waiting for evaluations for DNA testing on claims of innocence.“Though I knew the governor was looking at the issue, I had no idea that it was going to be successful,” Greenberg said. “I have to say I am absolutely thrilled. This is very, very big.”Fighting against the clock of the October 1 deadline, Greenberg said, “Maintaining the evidence is the most critical thing that needed to happen. We are nothing but grateful the executive branch exerted leadership on a criminal justice crisis. There is a tremendous sense of relief. The deadline is still coming. We are not out of the woods in any way, shape, or form. But when we do get out of the woods, we will have evidence to test.” Not the ‘Bird Road Rapist’ The governor’s action came two days after 67-year-old Luis Diaz was exonerated as the “Bird Road Rapist” after 26 years wrongly locked in prison. Those two events prompted a joint letter to the editor to Florida’s daily newspapers from Florida Bar President Alan Bookman and President-elect Hank Coxe, a criminal defense attorney:“Two major events took place.. . which served as reminders that Florida’s judicial system serves as a national model while remaining a complex and difficult process,” they wrote.“The first was the release of Luis Diaz in a Miami courtroom after he spent 26 years in prison. The tragic but remarkable result was the product of modern science coupled with a true commitment to justice by Florida lawyers Stephen Artusi, Stephen Warren, New York lawyers Barry Scheck and Colin Starger, and many others.“The second was the executive order by Gov. Jeb Bush, who should be loudly applauded for this action, to preserve evidence for future DNA testing which could lead to the exoneration of other innocent people, accompanied by a renewed commitment to identifying the true perpetrators of the crimes.” The 21st Century Fingerprint Exonerating the innocent and finding the true criminals is the impetus for Villalobos and Quinones to file their bills removing the deadline for DNA testing, an issue that has come before the legislature for extensions since Villalobos sponsored the first DNA testing bill in 2001.“I’m not going to ask for any more extensions, because in two years we will be here again,” said Villalobos, a former prosecutor and the Senate majority leader.“I think the public has accepted the science of DNA. The technology has gotten to the point that it is a scientific certainty. It is no longer a theory and the public understands what it is now and it works. It is nothing more than a genetic fingerprint. It is the 21st century fingerprint.”Both Quinones and Villalobos said their bills will support DNA testing even for those who entered no contest or guilty pleas, recognizing that even the innocent sometimes enter pleas in order to avoid harsher sentences or the death penalty.“We are going to make a match,” Quinones said of the bills. (Quinones’ bill is HB 61, and Villalobos’ bill, he said, is “still in the hopper.”) “I am committed to working with Sen. Villalobos.. . . I think there should not be an expiration on innocence.”Quinones said he is “very optimistic” after the governor signed the executive order and hopes the bills proposing the removal of the October 1 deadline for DNA testing could be added in the call for a special session expected this fall on slot machines. If not, Villalobos said, their bills would be retroactive to include anyone barred from filing for DNA testing because of the deadline.Allowing DNA testing for claims of innocence, Villalobos said, will bring finality to victims of crimes.“If I were a victim or the family member of a victim, finality to me means the guilty person is paying the price for the crime committed. Having the wrong person in prison serves no public purpose. First of all, it is immoral to have someone innocent in prison. Second, the guilty person is free. When I heard about Mr. Diaz, the first thing that came to mind is, ‘Oh, my God, he’s innocent!’ The second thing that came to mind is, ‘The real criminal is out there.’”Citing new DNA test results, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle joined in a motion with the Innocence Project of the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law and co-counsel Holland & Knight to vacate five 1980 convictions of Diaz.The new DNA test results, according to the Innocence Project, supported Diaz’s claim that he was mistakenly identified by eight different victims who were attacked in eight different incidents.“This should be a landmark case in the history of eyewitness reform,”Barry Scheck, co-director of the Innocence Project, said in a prepared statement.“There are reforms police and prosecutors are using across the country that reduce error, protect the innocent, and help apprehend the guilty. It’s just good law enforcement. We hope in light of a case like Mr. Diaz’s that they are adopted rapidly everywhere.” Learning From Mistakes That would be one of the goals of HB 71, filed by Brutus and Joyner.The bill proposes the creation of a 12-member Florida Commission on Innocence, including an appointee by the Florida Supreme Court, who would be the presiding officer and would then appoint two members of the general public and two representatives from the academic community specializing in criminal justice and forensic science.The other seven appointees would be named by The Florida Bar, the Florida Public Defender Association, the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, the Criminal Courts Steering Committee, the governor, and the chairs of both of the Democratic Caucus and the Republican Caucus of the House of Representatives.Their charge, according to the bill, would be to “thoroughly investigate all postconviction exonerations.. . . ascertain what errors or defects, if any, occurred in the investigation, prosecution, defense, or judicial administration of the case that led to the wrongful conviction.”Calling it “our dream bill,” Greenberg, of the Florida Innocence Initiative, said: “We all know that the real impact on our justice system is not freeing the relative handful, but the lessons these cases teach. Let’s go about enacting some remedies. A year after Wilton Dedge, we still have jailhouse snitches. This is the only ethical response to the devastation we are seeing in these cases.” Dedge Still Waits for Justice As for Dedge, the 43-year-old Florida man still waits for justice. After spending more than half his life in prison for a rape he didn’t commit, after 16 years that dragged by after he first asked for DNA testing that would finally exonerate him, he walked out of a cell in August 2004.A year later, Dedge does not feel free. “I’m still in a way doing time, because I’ve got the case on my mind every day,” he told the St. Petersburg Times. After frustrated attempts to garner compensation from the legislature, his pro bono attorney Sandy D’Alemberte is now suing the state, using the unique argument that the state took Dedge’s liberty, similar to the taking of property.Meanwhile, back at the legislature, Sen. Mike Haridopolos, R-Melbourne, has once again filed a claims bill (SB 72) to compensate Dedge.Once again in the House, Quinones, chair of the Claims Committee, said he will work toward a holistic approach to compensate the wrongly incarcerated, including health insurance, education, and jobs. Florida would have been the first in the nation to take that approach, Quinones said, noting that in July, Louisiana became the first state to embrace the holistic approach with a $150,000 cap on compensation.Quinones’s holistic approach bill failed in the last days of the session in May, when the Senate refused to concur with the House plan and it died in messages. The Senate’s Wrongful Incarceration Compensation Act would have paid a single applicant up to $5 million and likened compensating Dedge and others wrongfully incarcerated to condemnation of land in an eminent domain case. The original House plan had set a cap at the sovereign immunity of $200,000, which was later removed, and nixed the option of going to court to get a judgment and or going through the Attorney General’s Office in negotiations, leaving compensation decisions totally with the legislature.“I can’t tell you the specifics of the bill we will look at,” Quinones said, saying discussions include establishing a third-party agency to review applications and “not necessarily leave it up to the legislature. That was the concern of the Senate. We are willing to compromise and make changes to get us closer to the Senate, including compensation for Wilton Dedge.” Momentum builds for extending DNA testinglast_img read more

Preemployment card to offer offline courses in August despite COVID-19 surge

first_imgThe government plans to start in-person training courses in August under its preemployment card program, despite the daily surge in new COVID-19 cases since it started easing the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in early June.“We hope to open [the courses] in areas unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic or in those [areas] where the situation has improved, all while complying with the health protocols,” Rudy Salahuddin, who heads the program’s job creation management committee, said at a virtual press conference on Monday.The government has announced its plan amid the worsening trend in the nation’s COVID-19 daily tally, which has surpassed 1,000 cases since June. The country recorded 1,282 new cases on Monday and 1,591 new cases on Tuesday, with official data showing 78,572 cumulative cases to date. The program has eight digital platform “partners” to offer around 3,800 online training courses and a monthly allowance on completion of the training component. Eligible applicants are workers who have been laid off or furloughed as a direct economic impact of the health crisis, as well as owners of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).The government on July 8 issued Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 76/2020, under which the program was expanded to include offline training courses.Susiwijono Moegiarso, secretary to the Coordinating Economic Minister, said on Monday that the Perpres was intended to revive the preemployment card following its suspension in response to the Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK) report on irregularities in the program.The government is now aiming to reopen registration in late July for up to 500,000 applicants.Read also: KPK highlights inefficiency, mismanagement in preemployment card programSince its launch in mid-April, the preemployment card program has attracted 11.3 million applicants across the country and accepted 680,000 eligible participants, around half of whom are laid-off workers.“Many factors are pushing us to roll out the program’s next phase as soon as possible,” said Susiwijono, citing the high number of layoffs and the economic slowdown as among the factors.The pandemic has caused Indonesia’s economic growth to contract to 2.97 percent in the first quarter, the slowest pace in 19 years, due to the slump in consumption and investment.In response, many businesses took downsizing measures that resulted in 3 million layoffs and furloughs by May, according to the Manpower Ministry’s data.“This includes laid-off and furloughed workers and [SME] owners whose businesses were hit by COVID-19,” said Bambag Satrio Lelono, the Manpower Ministry’s director general for training and productivity supervision.Read also: Jobs card may not help people find workThe preemployment card program prioritizes disbursing its cash allowance of Rp 3.5 million (US$242.71) per eligible participant according to the Manpower Ministry’s registry.With a budget of Rp 20 trillion for this year, the program can assist up to 5.6 million eligible participants in staying afloat during the health crisis.As of July 14, Indonesia recorded the 26th highest number of COVID-19 cases among 213 affected countries in the world.Topics : Also on Monday, director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the World Health Organization cautioned at its daily press briefing that “too many countries are headed in the wrong direction”.Read also: Govt issues new regulation for belabored preemployment cardRegardless, the plan to start holding offline courses is in keeping with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s push to transition to the so-called new normal phase, which aims to reopen the economy while maintaining strict health protocols.The preemployment card program is one of Jokowi’s reelection campaign promises and was originally designed as an upskilling and reskilling program. The government redesigned it as an incentivized training program earlier this year as part of its COVID-19 safety net strategy.last_img read more

2020 Olympics: Sports Minister plans with Presidents of Federations on Nigeria’s successful…

first_imgMinister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare met with the Ministerial Advisory Committee and Presidents Federations of Sports who will represent Nigeria at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics games. The Minister then took briefs from the Secretary of the Ministerial Advisory Committee, the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), and the Paralympic Committee of Nigeria. Lists of athletes who have qualified for the competition and those that are yet to qualify were made known, including the mandatory sports for qualification to the international event. Other items that were deliberated upon are; the budget allocation and accreditation processes for the games. The Minister also briefed the attendees on the stages of mobilization of funds and sponsorship for the event. Read Also:Sports Minister clears doubts on Edo 2020 National Sports Festival It would be recalled that at the last Olympics, only one bronze medal was recorded in football and none from athletes. This the Minister said has necessitated a timely meeting of Federations and continuous feedbacks to put plans in place for a better outing at the Tokyo Olympics. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The meeting which was held at the Media centre of the National Stadium in Abuja, was aimed at preventing a repeat of the last two outings international outings among which was the London Olympics in which no medal was recorded. Setting the agenda for the meeting, the Minister stressed the need for the Ministry and the Federations to maintain common ground in order for Nigerian athletes to give Nigeria a worthy representation at the Olympics games. “It is important we meet and have a time frame. We need to be on the same page to prepare for the Olympics. We are going to create a feedback system beyond this meeting and we going to have a similar meeting down the road, yes to ensure to the smooth running of Olympics.”Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Portuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesBut Who In The World Taught Them Those Moves? Was It Papa Bear?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At Longer14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Nowlast_img read more

Motorcycle hits Sara local crossing road

first_imgThe 35-year-old janitor Jerry Dario ofSara, Iloilo sustained injuries on the body, police said. ILOILO City – He was crossing the roadwhen a motorcycle hit him in Barangay Balantang, Jaro district. Dario was treated by the Iloilo CityEmergency Response team./PNcenter_img According to police investigation, Dariowas crossing the road when a motorcycle driven by Fernando Perez of Pototan,Iloilo hit him around 8 p.m. on Oct. 2last_img

Wildcat Harriers Place 3rd At Winchester

first_imgThe Franklin County Girls Varsity Cross Country team won 3rd place at the Winchester Invitational.Junior, Lauren Kelley won first place on Winchester’s wooded, rugged course. Senior, Katelyn Meyer, had a successful start to her season with a 5th place finish. Sophomore, Katherine Apsley, steadily moved forward towards the front of the racers, finishing 13th. Junior, Josie Selm, finished close behind for 15th place. The girls stayed focused, kept a steady pace, and made the race extremely competitive. Only two points separated the first place team from Franklin County’s 3rd place finish.Team scores. Union County 56, Wapahani 58, Franklin County 58, Wes-Del 67, Winchester 91.The Wildcat Boys Varsity runners gave an impressive first performance at the Winchester Invitational, competing on this course for the first time.Junior, Drew Grant was the top finisher for Franklin County, winning 3rd. place Sophomore, Ben Maze, finished in 13th place. Freshman, Hunter Marshall, rounded out the top 15, just 20 seconds behind Ben. Freshman, Harmon Marshall, and senior, Kyle Seibert, finished just seconds apart, navigating Winchester’s rugged course at a swift pace. This was a great start to the Franklin County Cross Country season.Team scores. Wapahani 22, Muncie Burris 64, Franklin County 72, Winchester 100, Union County 116.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Stacey Nobbe.last_img read more

Brave Europe come up short in PING Junior Solheim Cup

first_img English international Annabell Fuller was one of the last day heroes as Europe came within two points of wrestling the PING Junior Solheim Cup from the United States at a sodden King’s course at Gleneagles.17-year-old Fuller, from Roehampton Golf Club, Surrey, beat American, Michaela Morand, as the home team came back from a 7½ – 4½ overnight deficit to win the singles 6½ – 5½. It was her second win of the match, having also teamed up with Scotland’s Hannah Darling to beat Lucy Li and Sadie Englemann 4&3 in the opening foursomes.The other European winners in the singles were Danish duo Amalie Nissen and Anne Normann, Slovenia’s Pia Babnik, Italy’s Benedetta Moresco and France’s Lucie Malchirand, while Darling halved with World No. 5 Li to take the final score to 13-11 in favour of the Americans.“It has been so much fun,” said Fuller. “The result is not what we wanted. I’m sure it’s something we will all remember for a long time to come.”“The whole team has bonded so well. It has enhanced the experience so much. In terms of team spirit, this is definitely one of the best I’ve ever been involved in. It’s also great to be here with all the Junior Solheim Cup players because that’s something we all want to achieve one day. That is definitely a goal of mine one day.”Fuller was one of three English players in this year’s PING Junior Solheim Cup team. Fellow internationals Lily May Humphreys, from Stoke by Nayland in Essex, and Mimi Rhodes, from Burnham & Berrow in Somerset, teamed up together to win their foursomes match 4 &3 against Amanda Sambach and Alexa Pano but then lost in the fourballs and the singles.“It has been really amazing,” said Humphreys. The support we’ve receive has been amazing. It’s been so nice. I have just been signing autographs for the local school kids and it isn’t every day I do that. It’s been fantastic. We’ve all really enjoyed the whole match.”American captain, Mary Bea Porter, and her European counterpart, Mickey Walker, were both struck by the fine margin between success and failure.“That was tough out there,” said Porter-King. “I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. I told my team last night that just because we were ahead didn’t mean it was over.”“It was close all day long and we had to grind it out to beat a strong European team.”“I’m exhausted and I didn’t even hit a shot. It was very close and I’m proud of the way my team handled the pressure. These young ladies are so talented. And by that I mean both sides because there has been some incredible golf played by both the US team and the Europeans.”“It makes me feel good about the future of the women’s game,” she added.“We certainly put up a good fight but, on the day, we weren’t quite good enough,” admitted Walker.“It would be fair to say we lost the match yesterday in the four balls. But, whatever competition you play in, you can look back and find something you could have done better. There was a spell yesterday afternoon when some of the matches that were tight went their way because we made rudimentary mistakes. You can’t do that at this level. That’s in no way saying the girls weren’t doing what they should, because they were trying their hardest. But that’s golf and they will learn from their mistakes.“They are a young team and at least half of them will be eligible for the match in America in two years’ time,” she added. “They will have learned an enormous amount from this. You only learn by your mistakes. Hopefully that will help them we it comes to playing against the Americans again.”View the full table of scores here.Photo: Credit LET Tags: Annabell Fuller, Europe, Junior Solheim Cup, Lily May Humphreys, Mimi Rhodes, USA 12 Sep 2019 Brave Europe come up short in PING Junior Solheim Cup last_img read more