Mothers and children suffer the most in family breakups, research suggests

first_imgThe Guardian 28 September 2014   Women and children are hit hardest following the breakdown of a relationship, with research showing that one in five mothers falls into poverty following a split.Comprehensive analysis of how parents fare in the years after separation found that children and their mothers see living standards fall by more on average during the aftermath than fathers. Researchers also found that, after couples with grown-up children separated, almost a third of women, usually over 50 and often married, fell into relative poverty, a far higher proportion than for men.The study, by the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex, found that 19% of children fall into relative poverty after their parents split up. Mike Brewer, professor of economics at the university, who conducted the study along with Dr Alita Nandi, said: “Women continue to see living standards fall by more after separation than men, especially when children are involved, but even for couples with no children. Mothers and children from high-income families see especially large drops in living standards, because the loss of the man’s earnings is in no way compensated for by higher income from alimony, child maintenance, benefits and tax credits, and having fewer mouths to feed.”Fiona Weir, chief executive of charity Gingerbread, said: “This research chimes with what many of the single parents we work with tell us every day: that they are really struggling to pay essential bills and put food on the table.” Weir said that the fact that fewer than two in five of single parents – of whom nine out of 10 are mothers – received maintenance from their child’s other parent needed to be urgently addressed: “The findings underline how vital it is to get child maintenance flowing to single-parent families. The government must ensure the changes it is making to the child maintenance system don’t see this figure fall even lower.” read more

Social media post determined to be misleading information of an abduction

first_imgBatesville, IN—On Saturday, June 15, 2019, the Batesville Police Department was notified of a social media post stating a male tried to abduct a female from the Batesville Kroger parking lot.No one contacted the Batesville Police Department to make an official report of the incident. Corporal Ryan Metcalf followed up with persons involved and viewed surveillance video. It was determined no one attempted to abduct the female.The Batesville Police Department reminds everyone to use caution in what information they post on social media because inaccurate posts as described cause undue fear.last_img read more

Zabaleta set to miss a fortnight

first_img The Argentina international limped off with a hamstring injury early in the Capital One Cup quarter-final win at Leicester on Tuesday. Although the injury is not serious, Zabaleta’s absence in the coming weeks could be problematic as fellow right-back Micah Richards is also out. Pellegrini said: “It is not so big, maybe Pablo will be back next week but the doctor has trust he will come back soon. Maybe one week more.” Richards was ruled out for around a month after he suffered a hamstring injury in the Champions League win at Bayern Munich just over a week ago. Dedryck Boyata, who took over from Zabaleta at right-back at the King Power Stadium, is one possibility for the position for this weekend’s Barclays Premier League trip to Fulham. Midfielder James Milner might present another alternative or Pellegrini could maybe switch one of his two left-backs, Gael Clichy or Aleksandar Kolarov, to the right on a temporary basis. Pellegrini claims he has not yet made a decision. He said: “We don’t have a right-back so will see who will play there. “We can play Clichy, we can play Kolarov, we can play Boyata, Milner, so we will see who is the best option.” City’s injury list has grown in the past week with top scorer Sergio Aguero the biggest casualty. Press Association The prolific forward, who has scored 19 goals this season, could be out for up to eight weeks. Striker Stevan Jovetic, who might have hoped to replace Aguero, also remains out of contention this weekend. The Montenegro forward, who has made just five appearances since his £22million summer move from Fiorentina, has overcome a calf injury only to be struck down by illness. Jovetic had been expected to play at Leicester but pulled out shortly before kick-off and he is not yet back to full fitness. Pellegrini said: “It is a reaction from what he had the other day.” Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta could be sidelined for around a fortnight, manager Manuel Pellegrini has suggested.last_img read more

Bony linked with Manchester City

first_img But it is also understood that City’s initial approach – made since the weekend – has not included them tabling an offer for the Ivory Coast international. The Welsh club’s record signing joined Swansea from Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem in 2013 for just under £14million. It is thought that if any deal materialises during the January transfer window, then it could be for up to twice that amount. Bony, 26, agreed fresh Swansea terms in November, penning a one-year contract extension to keep him at the Liberty Stadium until June 2018. City manager Manuel Pellegrini recently downplayed reports linking the Barclays Premier League champions with Bony. Any move for Bony would be complicated by the fact City currently have no more room to register non-homegrown players in their squad. Further changes to the squad would therefore be necessary and – with additional European Financial Fair Play restrictions in place – Pellegrini has indicated there is unlikely to be much movement. Speaking during a press conference on New Year’s Eve, Pellegrini said: “I think that is just one of the 20 or 30 names I have read from the beginning of the season until today that we are (supposedly) interested in. “‘I don’t think we are going to be too busy in this window. “We have restrictions about the amount of money and about the number of players we can put in the Champions League, so I don’t think it will be a special transfer window for our team.” Manchester City have contacted Swansea about striker Wilfried Bony, Press Association Sport understands.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

The Latest: Miami’s Derrick Jones Jr. wins slam dunk contest

first_img7:38 p.m.Miami’s Bam Adebayo has won the All-Star skills challenge.Adebayo narrowly defeated Indiana’s Domantas Sabonis in the final in a matchup of All-Star big men. He shared a hug with former Heat star Dwyane Wade after accepting the trophy.Adebayo eliminated 2018 champion Spencer Dinwiddie and Raptors star Pascal Siakam in the first two rounds on the obstacle course. Sabonis advanced with victories over defending champion Jayson Tatum and Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton.The 22-year-old Adebayo is in the middle of a breakout season, averaging 15.8 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 54 games for the Heat. “I thought the guys might need some cheering up, so I said, ‘Hey, look at it this way: Kawhi leaving means we just freed up something like 20 shots per game,” Nurse said.It was 18.8 per game to be precise, but who’s counting? Well, plenty of Leonard’s former teammates, apparently.“Siakam immediately starts doing this,” Nurse laughed, swinging his right arm in widening circles, like a baseball pitcher loosening up before entering a game. “And Van Vleet just breaks into a crazy grin.”Small wonder. Those two became the biggest beneficiaries of Leonard’s departure. Siakam is averaging 7.3 more shots and 6.6 more points per game at the break; Van Vleet, 5.3 and 7, respectively. The remainder of Leonard’s shots were scooped up by Kyle Lowry and OG Anunoby.___ ___6:43 p.m.The NBA has renamed its All-Star Game MVP award in honor of Kobe Bryant.Commissioner Adam Silver announced the move on Saturday. Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among nine people killed when their helicopter crashed into the side of a mountain near Los Angeles on Jan. 26.Bryant became the youngest player to ever play in an All-Star Game when he made his debut in 1998 at age 19. He made the All-Star team 18 times during his stellar career with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning the MVP award a record-tying four times. February 15, 2020 The Latest: Miami’s Derrick Jones Jr. wins slam dunk contest Washington’s Davis Bertans opened the second and final round with a 22, before Booker eliminated him.Defending champion Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets and Chicago’s Zach LaVine were eliminated after they failed to crack the top three in the first round.Five racks with five balls each were set up around the perimeter — two in the corner, two on the wings and one up top. Four of those racks had four balls worth one point each plus a multi-colored two-point ball. The other had nothing but moneyballs.There were also two green balls worth three points set up six feet behind the 3-point line.___ ___More AP NBA: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 ___8:44 p.m.Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield made a late surge to win the NBA 3-Point Contest.Hield nailed a two-point money ball from the corner to finish with 27 points, edging Phoenix Suns All-Star Devin Booker by one in the final round.Hield is one of the few bright spots for struggling Sacramento, averaging 20.4 points while shooting about 39 percent from 3-point range. Associated Press Silver says Bryant “is synonymous with NBA All-Star and embodies the spirit of this global celebration of our game.”___4:00 p.m.Toronto Raptors and All-Star coach Nick Nurse was in Las Vegas last summer when he got the news that Kawhi Leonard was leaving the defending champions after just one season to join the Los Angeles Clippers.Soon after, Nurse headed down to the hotel lobby and ran into two of his players, Pascal Siakam and Fred Van Vleet. Jones and Gordon each got a perfect 50 on both of their dunks in the final. Then they got two more perfect scores on their first jam in the dunk-off.Jones then took off from just inside the foul line and threw down a windmill jam with his left hand, drawing a 48 from the panel of five judges.After a short discussion with Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, Gordon brought out 7-foot-5 Boston Celtics rookie Tacko Fall and positioned him near the basket. He then took the ball from Fall’s hands on his way to a thunderous dunk.The United Center gasped as the courtside NBA stars celebrated. But Gordon was awarded a 47, giving the victory to Jones.Gordon also lost a memorable dunk contest to Zach LaVine in 2016. 3:55 p.m.Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard is grateful for the All-Star break.He had to pull out of the All-Star Game and Saturday night’s 3-point competition after he strained his groin during Wednesday night’s 111-104 loss to Memphis. He was replaced by Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker.Lillard is averaging 29.5 points and 7.9 assists. “Tough injury,” he said during Saturday’s All-Star media session. “Came at a tough time. Fortunate for me, that game was on the 12th, we don’t play again until the 21st. So that’s at least nine days of being able to see where I am, get some treatment, do some rehab and go from there.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Saturday night at NBA All-Star weekend. (all times local):9:45 p.m.Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. celebrated his 23rd birthday by winning the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest, edging Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon in a memorable showdown that required two tiebreaker jams.last_img read more

BetCris & Betway join BA-7 hunting pack

first_img Publishing its latest update, the Argentine Provinces Board for Lotteries and Casinos (IPLyC) – the overseeing body of Buenos Aires’ newly sanctioned online gambling framework – has disclosed a clearer picture of which enterprises will compete for its seven BA licenses.Updating stakeholders, IPLyC confirms that international operators’ BetCris and Betway have secured Argentine partnerships allowing them to bid for a place in Buenos Aires new online gambling regime.Established South American online bookmaker BetCris will undertake its BA bid in partnership with Impresora Internacional de Valores (IVISA), operator of the Rozenvit family owned Casino de San Antonio and licensed supplier of Argentine lottery and gaming solutions.Operating since 2000, BetCris – headquartered in Costa Rica – has established its LATAM presence within the markets of Mexico, Peru, Panama and the Dominican Republic.Expanding its international ambitions, Betway joins BA’s chasing pack agreeing partner with San Fernando bingo operator Bingo King.IPLyC also confirms that, as anticipated, Spanish gambling group Codere SA will make its BA play partnering with arcade operator IberAgen.Codere aims to enter the BA online market, despite the Bolsa Madrid operator hiring investment bank Credit Suisse to carry out a review of its loss-making Argentine assets.Having published its critical criteria for licensing this May, IPLyC maintains that its BA application deadline will close on 25 June. At present. the following nine international partnership have been confirmed by BA gambling’s new governing body –The Stars Group Inc & Atlántica de JuegosWilliam Hill Plc & ArgenBingo SAFlutter Entertainment Plc & Bingo PilarIntralot SA and BinBairesPlaytech Plc & Hotel TandilCodere LATAM & IberAgenBetway & Bingo King San Fernandobet365 & PastekoBetCris & IVISA StumbleUpon Share Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Share Submit ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Related Articles SIS grows Latin American footprint through Betcris deal August 12, 2020last_img read more

Hearts wrap up first round in drop zone

first_imgA late equaliser by King Faisal denied Hearts of Oak the chance to escape the relegation zone on the last day of the first round matches in the Glo Premier League.Prince Boateng scored in the 89th minute as Faisal rallied back to draw 1-1 with the Phobians at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday.Hearts, who have won just three times, lost six and drawn six times sit at 14th on the log with 15 points from a possible 45 points from the first round.Robin Gnagne put David Duncan’s side in front after 31 minutes as the Phobians managed to push back the home side.They successfully held onto until the 89th minute when Boateng drew Faisal level and handed them a share of the spoils.Hearts will hope for better fortune as they will shockingly begin the second round in the relegation zone.last_img read more

Mason City council sets public hearing for arena sublease with Mason City Youth Hockey

first_imgMASON CITY — The City Council in Mason City Tuesday night scheduled the public hearing for the sublease agreement with Mason City Youth Hockey for the new multi-purpose arena as well as management services for the facility. The fixed payment for the yearly lease and management fees is $81,000, with a ticket charge also being included based on actual ticket sales. The agreement also includes language pertaining to things like insurance requirements, payments required for the space and management services provided by the new arena manager, approving signage and naming rights in the arena, and the operation of concessions. The agreement is a five-year term with seven automatic extensions if notice of termination is not provided by either party, with the first term being five-and-a-half years due to the partial season this year. Councilman John Lee reminded everyone that Youth Hockey will not only be paying the yearly lease fee but also sinking in $1.5 million into the arena development.  “One thing that people forget is their involvement of a $1.5 million upfront fundraising cost that they are paying for this entire thing, it’s kind of upfront before they start paying rent. I see that as obviously very big partners in this and the fundraising that’s going on.” City Administrator Aaron Burnett says Youth Hockey’s fundraising and capital campaign are ongoing leading up to the arena’s opening in December.   “I know that they’ve reached out to companies across the region as far as naming rights and sponsorships. There’s sports marketing and then there’s the capital campaign which are kind of two different things. Sports marketing is like dasher boards and things along those lines, the in-ice advertising, sponsorships for suites, things along those lines. Then there’s the capital campaign, which is the $1.5 million that we’re talking about. Mercy is one of the lobby naming partners, and there’s quite a few others that have signed on.” The North Iowa Bulls also announced on Tuesday that they’ve agreed to the terms of a lease with Mason City Youth Hockey to play in the new arena. The public hearing is scheduled for the council’s November 5th meeting, with the council to vote on approval of the sublease after the public hearing.last_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESFLAVIEN PRAT, BIG SWEEP, WINNER:  “She ran really well.  She settled nicely behind the speed and she handled the kick-back like a pro.  She’s got a lot of heart.”MARIO GUTIERREZ, ROOKIE MISTAKE, SECOND:  “He ran his heart out.  I knew that filly was coming and he tried so hard.  I might’ve moved a little too soon.”TRAINER QUOTESMARK GLATT, BIG SWEEP, WINNER:  “The race unfolded totally different than we thought.  We didn’t expect to be that far back, but she handled the dirt in her face very well.  To be able to show a totally different dimension in only her second start, is pretty amazing.  We did nominate to both stakes (including the Evening Jewel versus fillies) and it looks like we made a good decision.  We’ll see where we go from here.”NOTES: The winning owners are Red Baron’s Barn LLC or Rancho Temescal LLC.last_img read more

USAID-IBEX, IB, Ecobank to Sign Financial Agreement

first_imgEfforts to improve Liberian-owned businesses, as well as access to private sector finance, the USAID-funded Liberia Investing for Business Expansion (IBEX) in partnership with the International Bank (IB) and Ecobank Liberia Limited are expected to sign an expansion support for financing services in the country.The signing ceremony is expected to take place on Friday, March 14, at the Mamba Point Hotel in Monrovia.IBEX is an implementing partner of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Liberia.The project, if signed will among other thing provide financial assistant to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) throughout the country and expand their businesses.According to a statement, USAID-IBEX program is also intended to address issues of transportation, construction, and Infrastructure developments and amongst other.The statement said that the organizations had being providing financial support to SMEs and local banks in the country that are actively engage into Liberia’s agriculture and renewable energy sectors.The statement further explain that IBEX program is contributing to the “Economic Transformation” pillar of the Government five-years Agenda for Transformation (AfT) in helping to stimulate the growth of Liberia’s private sector and to foster the creation of improved job opportunities in the country and to improved access to commercial finance.Meanwhile, the USAID-funded Liberia Investing for Business Expansion (IBEX) program provides technical support and capacity building for SMEs, focused on coaching, advising and mentoring in business management and facilitating the preparation of loan applications and other financial documents.The organization also creates awareness of finance options and opportunities and increasing the number of bankable deals in the country.“We provide more support to bank leading staff in systematic underwriting approaches and processes to appraise borrowers’ loan applications.”The organization also creates and expands business networks and encouraged U.S-based Liberian Diaspora investor in the country.Those expected at the signing ceremony are Mr. John Winfield, USAID Liberia’s Mission Director, Ecobank Managing Director, Mr. Kola Adeleke, and the Managing Director of International Bank.Other included, Mrs. Watchen H. Bruce, Chief of Party, IBEX program and the representative from the International Executive Service Corps and Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance, who is implementing the IBEX program.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more