Women poorer, men lonelier after divorce – study

first_imgThe Age (Australia) 24 July 2012WOMEN’S household incomes suffer more than men’s after divorce, but it takes men longer to recover emotionally, a study has found. The joint research, led by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, also highlights the significant impact divorce has on the financial assets of divorcees, which leads to many requiring greater government support in later life. The research – to be presented at the institute’s conference in Melbourne later this week – shows the household income after divorce declined for women, but not for men. In fact, while women’s household income dropped significantly, particularly in the first year after divorce, males’ income continued to rise. While the research showed some women were able to return to their pre-divorce income after six years through re-partnering, increased labour force participation and government benefits, this was not the case for divorced women with dependent children, who found it more difficult to combine paid work with family responsibilities.… The study – which also looked at the emotional wellbeing of divorcees – revealed that men reported greater feelings of isolation and loneliness than women, even up to six years after divorce. After two years of divorce, 24 per cent of men said they felt isolated, compared with 12 per cent of women. After six years, more men (19 per cent) than women (12 per cent) still reported feelings of isolation. Meanwhile, 35 per cent of men reported feeling ”very lonely” two years after divorce, compared with 25 per cent of women and after six years, 26 per cent of men still reported loneliness compared with 20 per cent of womenhttp://www.theage.com.au/national/women-poorer-men-lonelier-after-divorce-20120723-22kpd.htmllast_img read more

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BiH Juniors in Semi-finals of the European Championship against Slovenia

first_imgThe junior basketball national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the semi fans of the European Championship will play against the national team of Slovenia.The junior basketball national team of Lithuania last night defeated the Greek team with a result of 81:61 in the last round of the group phase of the European Championship and, therefore, are now in the first place of group C.Since our national team is second place in its group, it will play against the third-placed Slovenian team from group C.The game between BiH and Slovenia will be placed on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in Bratislava.(Source: Klix.ba)last_img

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Sally Smith, 65, formerly of Oxford: July 31, 1948 – March 12, 2014

first_imgSally SmithSally Smith, 65, of Derby, formerly of Oxford died on March 12, 2014 at her home in Derby.Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 17th at the Oxford Funeral Service Chapel in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, March 18th at the Oxford Funeral Service Chapel with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial has been established with the St. Jude’s Children’s Foundation. Contributions can be left with the funeral home. For further information or to leave a condolence please visit www.oxfordfuneralservice.comSally Lynnette McLaughlin was born on July 31, 1948 the daughter of James and Violet (Brown) McLaughlin in Concordia. She was a 1966 graduate of the Winfield high School. On June 1, 1969 she was united in marriage with Franklin Smith. Sally was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing, quilting and crafts. She liked to read and  most of all, loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.Surviving to honor her memory are her children; Leslie Smith of San Diego, CA, Larry Smith and wife Teresa of Wichita, KS, Lynne Taylor and husband John of Augusta, AR, Ricky May of Derby, KS and Christi Elston and husband Mario of Arkansas City, KS, sister, Carol Bowman of Wellington, KS, 13grandchildren  and 8 great grandchildren.Preceding her in death are her parents, husband Franklin Smith in 2007, grandchildren; Aaron May and Jeffrey Taylor.last_img read more

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Russia lay maker in five star victory over Saudia

first_img“Love for football unites the entire world in one team, regardless of people’s language or ideology,” Putin said to thunderous cheers.Then, to the delight of the home fans, Iury Gazinsky headed Russia in front in the 12th minute after a cross from Aleksandr Golovin. Substitute Denis Cheryshev rifled home a second shortly before half-time.Another substitute, Artem Dzyuba, made it 3-0 with about 20 minutes remaining, putting the game out of Saudi Arabia’s reach.Cheryshev scored a stunning goal with the outside of his left foot in time added on and Golovin sealed the rout with a goal direct from a free-kick.Victory for Russia, ranked a lowly 70th in the world — three places below Saudi Arabia — was vital for the home nation’s hopes of progressing, with tougher games against Egypt and Uruguay to come.Earlier, British pop star Robbie Williams caused a stir during his performance at the opening ceremony by making an obscene gesture to a camera.The former Take That star raised his middle finger at the end of his performance at the Luzhniki after appearing to mouth the words “I did this for free”.– High stakes –Iury Gazinsky of Russia celebrates with teammates Fedor Smolov, Ilya Kutepov and Aleksandr Golovin after scoring. Photo/COURTESYRussia is spending more than $13 billion (11 billion euros) on hosting football’s showpiece, the most important event in the country since the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics.The buildup to the tournament has been dogged by controversy and diplomatic scandals and has shone a light on the challenges facing the country.On the day of the curtainraiser, Russia freed the main opposition figure to Putin, Alexei Navalny, from jail after he served a 30-day sentence for organising an illegal protest.But British gay rights activist Peter Tatchell was arrested for holding a one-man protest against the country’s record on gay rights, hours before kick-off.The World Cup favourites — Germany, Spain, France, Brazil — enter the fray from Friday onwards.Brazil and their superstar Neymar are seeking a sixth global crown while Germany, who won their fourth World Cup in Brazil four years ago, will be determined to draw level with the Brazilians.France boast possibly the most talented squad while Lionel Messi is desperate to make amends for Argentina’s defeat in the 2014 final.The preparations of 2010 winners Spain are in tatters after coach Julen Lopetegui was sacked just two days before their opening game on Friday against Portugal. He had angered his federation by taking the job of Real Madrid manager.Neymar, the world’s most expensive player, has recovered from a broken bone in his foot in time.Egypt’s coach said prolific striker Mohamed Salah is “almost 100 percent” to play in their opening match against Uruguay on Friday after he had intensive treatment on the shoulder injury he suffered playing for Liverpool against Real Madrid in the Champions League final.– Hearts and minds –The 2018 World Cup is under way in RussiaThe money lavished on the tournament will boost Putin’s already sky-high prestige at home by giving many of the 11 host cities their first facelifts in generations.The tournament also offers Putin a chance to project Russia as a global player that is accepted and respected even while being at odds with the United States.He is attempting to do so despite Russia being hit by international sanctions following its invasion of Ukraine’s Crimea in 2014.Moscow’s military backing of the Syrian regime and alleged meddling in the 2016 US election on President Donald Trump’s behalf only deepened its worst rift with the West since the Cold War.Putin hopes the most-watched event on the planet provides Russia with the “soft power” needed to capture a sceptical world’s hearts and minds.– Racism and riots –Russian authorities have gone to great lengths to ensure nothing soils the country’s image.Neo-Nazi hooligans who organise mass fights in forests and chant racist slurs at players have been a feature of Russian stadiums for years.The anti-discrimination network Fare said Russia’s football federation was making matters worse by punishing those who reacted to racist abuse “while ignoring the perpetrators”.Security services have either locked up or restricted the movements of hundreds to make sure they do nothing to tarnish Russia’s image.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Golovin celebrates scoring their fifth goal with team mates in an opening game win. Photo/COURTESYMOSCOW, Russia, June 14 – MOSCOW, Russia, June 14 – Russia kicked off their World Cup in style on Thursday, thumping Saudi Arabia 5-0 in front of an ecstatic crowd in Moscow after President Vladimir Putin officially opened the tournament.Putin told the 80,000-strong crowd at the Luzhniki Stadium before the match kicked off: “I congratulate all of you at the start of the most important championship in the world.”last_img read more

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