December 17

Special retirement considerations for women

first_imgMany of us imagine spending our golden years making memories with our loved ones. For some, that might include traveling to bucket-list destinations with family, going to midweek matinees with friends, or making frequent trips to the dog park with our furry pal. And, if you’re a woman, you can plan on having these experiences for a few more years than your average Joe. It’s no question that statistically women outlive men. On average, American men live to age 76 and American women live to age 81.1 Also, a woman who reaches the age of 65 has a 50 percent chance of living to age 91, and a 25 percent chance of living to 96.Those extra years after retirement can be a blessing, but can also make a dent in your finances. Simply put, the longer you live, the more money you need.On top of living longer, women tend to have additional special circumstances during their working years. Some take time off of work to care for young children, or an older parent or relative. Both situations can throw any well-intentioned financial plan off course. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img continue reading »last_img read more

September 23

Jenner takes care of business at Banks

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageBANKS, Ore. (June 14) – Matt Jenner took care of business when the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds took their turn on the oval Saturday night at Sunset Speedway Park.Jenner led the entirety of the feature despite nearly losing the race on the last lap. Rob Ireland made a banzai last lap pass on the white flag lap only for Jenner to retake the lead and win his first career SSP IMCA Modified victory. Ireland, Doug Lockwood, Robert Jenner and Don Jenner rounded out the top five.last_img read more

January 10

Russian team struggles to shape up ahead of finals

first_imgSince the arrival of the moustachioed strategist in August last year, the team continues to disappoint with rare victories dotted between defeats.“Landing in an easy group at the World Cup is an illusion,” Cherchesov said in an interview published by Russia’s Football Union.Out of 17 matches under his watch, Russia have won six and lost just as many, with some embarrassing defeats such as a 2-1 loss against Qatar in November 2016.The former international goalkeeper has tried to diversify the team’s tactics. But forcing older players to retire – a decision not welcomed by all fans – and blooding less experienced youngsters has failed to do the job.Even drafting in more foreign players has not improved the situation. Lokomotiv Moscow’s Brazilian keeper Guilherme Marinato debuted for his adopted homeland in 2016 after receiving Russian citizenship.He was followed by two German players of Russian origin, Roman Neustadter and Konstantin Rausch, as well as CSKA’s Brazilian midfielder Mario Fernandes, with the additions planned with 2018 in mind.– Young hopefuls –Russia’s coach Stanislav Cherchesov (L) leads the team ahead of a friendly match against Argentina, at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, on November 11, 2017 © AFP/File / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVYet for outside observers, Russia remain an improving team. During Euro 2016 in France, six of Russia’s best players were over 30 and the team lacked any decent tactics or style.By integrating younger players with potential that his predecessor ignored, Cherchesov revitalised a group that can finally play as a team.During matches against Belgium and Spain this year, both of which ended in 3-3 draws, the Russians were able to recover from trailing by two goals.“I saw no fear in the eyes of the Russian players,” former CSKA Moscow coach Valery Gazzaev said of the games, adding that Russia “learned more from two matches against Argentina (a 1-0 loss) and Spain than from all previous friendly matches”.Cherchesov sees another reason for satisfaction.“When we talk about the players, we are still talking about football,” he explained, a few weeks after Zenit player Alexander Kokorin rejoined the national team.Kokorin, 26, was suspended in July 2016 after a video emerged from a Monte Carlo nightclub where he and team-mate Pavel Mamaev allegedly spent $296,000 on champagne following Russia’s humiliating Euro 2016 performance.Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov called it “a shameless display of conceit”. But 18 months later, Kokorin is enjoying his best season to date.– Aiming for the quarter-finals –The Russian team will kick off at the World Cup with some certainties. Cherchesov has already boasted about his defence, which will include Viktor Vasin (CSKA Moscow), Fedor Kudryashov (Rubin Kazan) and Georgiy Dzhikiya (Spartak Moscow).Veteran goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, capped 113 times by Russia, will play alongside his CSKA Moscow team-mate Alan Dzagoev and Spartak Moscow midfielder Denis Glushakov.The arrival of the Miranchuk brothers, who both play for Lokomotiv Moscow, breathed new life into the team.Russia are waiting to see their best strikers Fedor Smolov (Krasnodar) and Kokorin finally be reunited on the pitch. Until now, Cherchesov has favoured the Krasnodar attacker.To test themselves, Russia will play another friendly against Brazil in March. They will also need to reconcile with their loyal, but disappointed supporters. In July 2016, 500,000 Russians signed an online petition to dissolve the national team.Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko has set a goal of reaching the quarter-finals at next year’s tournament.That would already be an achievement, with Russia yet to advance beyond the first round in three World Cup appearances — in 1994, 2002 and 2014 — since the fall of the USSR.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Russia’s national football team head coach Stanislav Cherchesov leading a training session at Moscow’s Eduard Streltsov Stadium © AFP/File / Yuri KADOBNOVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Nov 30 – Appointed as Russia’s new coach right after their Euro 2016 disaster, Stanislav Cherchesov knew he was facing an uphill task. Now he has seven months to turn next year’s World Cup hosts into viable opponents.Russia will take the top slot in the first pot of teams at the finals draw on Friday as hosts, but at 65th in the world they are the lowest ranked of the 32 nations taking part in next year’s tournament.last_img read more