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Marcelino was Valencia’s most successful manager since Rafa Benitez and the fans loved him – so why exactly was he sacked?

Marcelino was Valencia’s most successful manager since Rafa Benitez and the fans loved him – so why exactly was he sacked?

Sports
When a coach gets the sack there tends to be a debate about patience, whether bad results would soon turn around and if it was too short sighted.When Valencia decided to let go of head coach Marcelino earlier this week, there was no such discussions. The move has been universally derided by both supporters and players alike because there is simply no sporting justification for it. The Asturian is the most successful and loved Valencia boss since Rafael Benitez, someone who took a side that was beginning to flirt dangerously with relegation and returned them to their rightful place in the Champions League. AFP OR LICENSORS Marcelino’s departure from Valencia has angered fans and players alike Better still, he produced a consistency that had eluded Valencia
Most doctors think Obamacare opened up healthcare access, study says

Most doctors think Obamacare opened up healthcare access, study says

Health
Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Most doctors think Obamacare has helped patients get better healthcare, even as a lengthy court battle threatens to strike down the law, new findings show. About 60 percent of physicians in the United States thought the Affordable Care Act gave more people access to the medical treatment they wouldn't otherwise have had, according to research published September in the journal Health Affairs. Roughly 20 million people in the United States got coverage through the Affordable Care Act once the law was passed in 2012. "A slight majority of U.S. physicians, after experiencing the ACA's implementation, believed that it is a net positive for U.S. health care," the authors wrote. The study included 489 responses from 1,200 physicians surveyed in 2017. About 53 percent of docto...
How to get the most from this tax-free source of retirement income

How to get the most from this tax-free source of retirement income

Finance
Glenn Daily, a fee-only insurance consultant, owns a whole life insurance policy.Glenn DailyRoth IRAs and Roth 401(k) plans aren't your only sources of tax-free income in retirement.Say hello to so-called permanent life insurance — a policy with an interest-bearing account that's known as cash value.This cash value accumulates without being subject to capital gains taxes, and the interest rate it accumulates can beat what you'll get in a traditional savings account. "It's been one of my best fixed income investments because the cash value grows at more than 4% a year consistently," said Glenn Daily, a fee-only insurance consultant in New York. It's "a low-risk and tax-deferred fixed income investment with easy access to policy loans."The 66-year-old has a whole life insurance contract tha
Cuts to Social Security would hurt older, single women most of all

Cuts to Social Security would hurt older, single women most of all

Finance
Jim McGuire | Getty ImagesThe Social Security program is approaching insolvency.Social Security costs keep escalating, with future expenses for the program expected to be 20% higher than projected revenue. To that point, action must be taken promptly to prevent an across-the-board benefit cut for many current and future beneficiaries, according to the Social Security 2019 Annual Report.As soon as next year, Social Security's yearly expenses are expected to exceed its revenue — forcing the program to begin drawing down its trust funds. The projected impact will result in only 75% of benefits promised to actually be paid beginning in 2035. That will impact millions of individuals who rely on this income for their living expenses in retirement.The population most dependent on Social Security
2019 NBA Awards: Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo named Most Valuable Player

2019 NBA Awards: Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo named Most Valuable Player

Sports
June 24 (UPI) -- The 2019 NBA Awards took place Monday night at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., as Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player. Antetokounmpo edged Houston Rockets guard James Harden and Oklahoma City Thunder star Paul George as the league's top player for the 2018-19 campaign. The annual award show recognizes players and personnel from around the NBA who performed among the league's best throughout the season. This year's event came after the Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals to claim their first championship in franchise history. The night started with Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic being named the Rookie of the Year. The standout forward edged Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton an...