Women’s financial preparedness for their retirement has only marginally improved globally since 2014, a report by Dutch insurer Aegon has suggested.Aegon’s Center for Longevity and Retirement (ACLR), in a collaboration with the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies (TCRS) and the Instituto de Longevidade Mongeral Aegon in Brazil, suggested that global readiness had improved to 5.8 from 5.5 on a scale of 0 to 10.The study, spanning 15 countries in Europe – including the UK, the Netherlands, France and Germany – the Americas, Asia and Australia, concluded that only 21% of female workers believe they are on a course to achieve their retirement income needs.It said that many of the issues explored six years ago remain true today, with a persistent gender pay gap being among the most important challenges. Traditional social norms and gender roles were also placing women at a disadvantage in terms of saving and planning for retirement, Aegon added.“Women are more likely than men to take extended periods of time out of the workforce or work part-time, limiting both their ability to save and foregoing the wider benefits of full-time employment,” it pointed out.The report recommends broadening women’s access to workplace retirement plans by also including those working part-time and on zero-hours contracts, and proposes improved financial advice, both inside and outside the workplace.It noted that, promisingly, women in general outperform men in healthy behaviour, enabling them to work and save longer for retirement.However, as women tend to live longer than men, it also implies the need to prepare for longer retirement and more saving, it said.The report showed that women’s preparedness for retirement in the UK had improved by 0.2 to 5.8, whereas the situation in Germany had deteriorated by 0.2 to 5.8. Approximately one-third of female workers in both countries are in part-time employment.The Netherlands, where no less than 47% of women work part-time, showed an improvement of 0.1 to 5.4. The largest advancement was made in Spain, where women’s financial readiness for retirement rose by 0.7 to 5.2.The situation in Hungary and Poland improved by 0.5 and 0.3 to 5.2 in both countries.No improvement was found in China, while women’s financial perspectives for retirement had declined in Canada. Japan showed an advancement of 0.3 to 4.7.The researchers surveyed 16,000 workers and retirees, half of them being female.
Feb. 9 @ Rutgers19 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 1 turnoverFG: 7-of-143-pt shooting: 1-of-3FTs: 4-of-4FG (right): 3-of-7, 7 pointsFG (left): 0-of-2, 0 pointsJumpers (middle): 0-of-0, 0 pointsIn the paint: 4-of-4, 8 pointsGeorgetown 69, Rutgers 63 Feb. 11 vs. No. 18 Marquette21 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 1 turnoverFG: 6-of-153-pt shooting: 2-of-6FTs: 7-of-7FG (right): 2-of-4, 5 pointsFG (left): 0-of-3, 0 pointsJumpers (middle): 1-of-3, 3 pointsIn the paint: 3-of-6, 6 pointsGeorgetown 63, Marquette, 55 Jan. 26 vs. No. 5 Louisville17 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block, 7 turnoversFG: 5-of-133-pt shooting: 2-of-5FTs: 5-of-6FG (right): 2-of-6, 4 pointsFG (left): 1-of-3, 3 pointsJumpers (middle): 2-of-3, 5 pointsIn the paint: 0-of-1, 0 pointsGeorgetown 53, Louisville, 51 Breakout gamesPorter is enjoying a breakout season, leading the Hoyas from unheralded and unranked to No. 11 in the nation and a shot at the Big East title. The forward himself is contending for the Naismith Player of the Year award.Here’s a breakdown of his best performances this season:Nov. 19 vs. No. 11 UCLA (Legends Classic, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.)18 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 5 blocks, 2 turnoversAdvertisementThis is placeholder textFG: 6-of-103-pt shooting: 2-of-2FTs: 4-of-5FG (right): 2-of-2, 5 pointsFG (left): 1-of-2, 3 pointsJumpers (middle): 0-of-0In the paint: 1-of-4, 2 pointsGeorgetown 78, UCLA 70 Nov. 20 vs. No. 1 Indiana (Legends Classic, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.)15 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 4 turnoversFG: 6-of-133-pt shooting: 3-of-4FTs: 0-of-1FG (right): 2-of-5, 5 pointsFG (left): 2-of-5, 6 pointsJumpers (middle): 1-of-1, 2 pointsIn the paint: 1-of-1, 2 pointsIndiana 82, Georgetown 72 3State titles won by Porter and the Braves in his career. Facebook Twitter Google+ 4Times coach John Thompson III visited Porter, all during his senior year, according to then-Scott County Central assistant coach Frank Staples. 0AAU games Porter played in. His father, a Scott County Central legend, preferred Porter work with his high school teammates, and barnstorm local courts and gyms with his teammates and family.-compiled by Jacob Klinger, asst. sports editor, email@example.com Comments 2Division-I schools that offered Porter a scholarship, including Georgetown, according to Scout.com. The other was Missouri. Jan. 12 @ St. John’s19 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 0 blocks, 4 turnoversFG: 5-of-113-pt shooting: 0-of-0FTs: 9-of-12FG (right): 0-of-2, 0 pointsFG (left): 1-of-1, 2 pointsJumpers (middle): 0-of-2, 0 pointsIn the paint: 3-of-7, 6 pointsGeorgetown 67, St. John’s 51 Published on February 22, 2013 at 2:04 am Otto Porter by the numbers30Approximate number of kids in his 2011 graduating class at Scott County Central High School in Missouri.