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Polish roundup: Polish Confederation Lewiatan, Financial Supervision AuthorityPolish roundup: Polish Confederation Lewiatan, Financial Supervision Authority
Attempts to roll back Poland’s controversial second-pillar reforms suffered a further blow after the Constitutional Tribunal ruled that the legal challenge in May from the Polish Confederation Lewiatan, the country’s largest private sector employer organisation, was outside the body’s competence.According to the Tribunal, employer organisations can only make referrals concerning working conditions or relations between employers and employees.Lewiatan has responded that it disagrees with the Tribunal’s arguments, and has filed a complaint against the decision.On its website, Lewiatan argues that pension insurance is an intrinsic part of the employer-employee relationship, with the employee obliged to pay social contributions whilst working. Employers, meanwhile, are obliged to notify the Polish Social Institution (ZUS) about all employees, calculate the contributions, and forward both theirs and their workers’ contributions to the social security system.The Tribunal’s decision is nevertheless a blow for the pension reforms opponents, leaving Polish president Bronisław Komorowski’s tribunal referral at the end of January, and a class action filed in June, as the only outstanding legal challenges.In its original submission, Lewiatan challenged the legality of the advertising ban on the pension funds between April and July, the period when members must inform ZUS if they wish to remain in the second pillar.The response to date makes for depressing reading for the pensions industry, with only some 405,000 of the 16.7m members having signed up for the second pillar.In a separate development, the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) has clarified that foreign companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) are to be treated, for the purposes of asset-allocation limits, as foreign investments.As of early July, 49 of the 458 companies listed on the WSE’s main and parallel markets – accounting for 34% of market capitalisation – were foreign, with 23 listing exclusively in Warsaw.Pension fund foreign investment, until the start of 2014, was limited to 5%.As part of the legal overhaul, and in line with a European Court of Justice ruling in December 2011, the limit was raised to 10% this year, 20% in 2015 and 30% in 2016.Because of the unclear wording in the new law, ING’s pension fund accumulated a total foreign issue of 12.9% of its portfolio, and PZU’s 11.4%.However, the KNF confirmed to IPE that the two funds concerned did not have to liquidate their foreign holdings, as they have until January 2015 to adjust their portfolios, by which time the higher, 20% limit will have come into effect.
Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan is confident he can handle the expectation of being the first-choice striker at the Stadium of Light.The 25-year-old is currently the club’s only fit forward following Darren Bent’s move to Aston Villa, and injury to Danny Welbeck and Fraizer Campbell.“I don’t doubt my quality, whether I am playing with two strikers or just one,” Gyan told BBC Newcastle.“I think my game is impressive so far, and it’s a good thing for the team.”The Ghana international has responded well thus far, taking his goal tally for the season to 10 in 28 appearances with the opener in Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat by Tottenham Hotspur, before Michael Dawson and Niko Kranjcar secured all three points for the visitors.However, defeat means the Wearsiders have now lost three straight games. “It’s sad that we have lost three games in a row, but the whole team is playing well,” Gyan added.“Unfortunately we concede silly goals, but if we keep on concentrating on the game then we can do much better because we are playing good football.”Sunderland signed Gyan from French Ligue 1 club Rennes in August 2010 for a club record fee of £13m.Source: BBC
Kris Bryant’s two home runs darken the Dodgers’ day in loss to CubsKris Bryant’s two home runs darken the Dodgers’ day in loss to Cubs
CHICAGO >> For a moment Monday, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was lights out.It happened in the sixth inning, when Chicago Cubs slugger Kris Bryant was standing in the batter’s box. The sky had just morphed from an eerie shade of yellow-brown to near black. Unexpectedly, several floodlights illuminating Wrigley Field went dark, leaving Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson in a momentary shade.A 10-minute delay ensued. The umpires huddled. Cubs manager Joe Maddon protested. Kershaw fidgeted on the mound, looking agitated. The light banks only gradually regained their strength.When play resumed, Kershaw walked Bryant. It was one of only two plate appearances Monday in which Bryant didn’t hit a home run. His two-run home run in the third inning off Kershaw, and a solo shot off Adam Liberatore in the eighth, made the difference in a 4-2 Cubs win. The lights were ultimately nothing more than a momentary distraction, both from the game and the larger issues plaguing the Dodgers and their ace pitcher.Sometimes, it feels like the home run has been the instrument by which the Dodgers live and die this year. That was certainly the case Monday.The Dodgers got both their runs on solo home runs by Pederson and Kiké Hernandez. The Cubs got all four of their runs on homers ‑ the two by Bryant and one by Matt Szczur, who was recalled from Triple-A earlier in the day.Kershaw (5-5) has now allowed 11 home runs in 15 starts this season. He allowed only nine home runs in 27 starts last year, when he won the National League Cy Young and MVP awards.“I don’t really care if I give up homers or not,” Kershaw said. “Other than them being runs, it’s just a bad pitch, a mistake. As long as they’re solo shots it doesn’t really matter. Right now that feels like the only way I’m giving up runs the past two starts. If you make a bad pitch, you make a bad pitch. Hopefully they just stay in the ballpark.” Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis wasn’t sure if Kershaw is actually making more mistakes, or if his opponents are merely taking advantage.“It just feels like the balls being left up are hit hard,” Ellis said.Meanwhile, the Dodgers’ suddenly feeble offense only had one runner in scoring position all night. That runner, Yasiel Puig, was picked off second base on a pitchout to catcher David Ross with Justin Turner batting in the third inning.Other than the missing lights, it was a familiar epitaph for anyone reading into the Dodgers’ losses these days: The longball was there ‑ and little else.The Cubs had more bad breaks to deal with Monday. Center fielder Dexter Fowler left the game with a sprained left ankle. Starting pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada was forced to leave in the second inning with a cramp in his left deltoid.The final three innings were played under protest, per Maddon’s request, and one was played under a steady rain.But the Dodgers mustered only three hits over the first eight innings: two against Wada and one against relievers Travis Wood (4-3), James Russell, Pedro Strop and Hector Rondon.Pederson’s team-leading 19th home run off Jason Motte in the ninth inning brought the Dodgers within 4-2. A single by Adrian Gonzalez brought Howie Kendrick to the plate with a chance to tie the game.Kendrick grounded out softly, ending the game.The Dodgers have lost seven of their last 10 games. They did so Monday despite a better-than-decent performance from Kershaw, who allowed only four hits in seven innings, walked two batters and struck out nine. “It’s always frustrating to lose,” Kershaw said. “A couple pitches here or there, I just wish they were doubles instead of homers. It happens sometimes.”For the Dodgers (39-32), who lead the San Francisco Giants (38-33) by a single game in the National League West, it seems to be happening a lot lately. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
MAGOGO: Despite challenges, Uganda’s football set to take offMAGOGO: Despite challenges, Uganda’s football set to take off
Growing sponsorship, and here he hailed ECO Bank, and fans participation, where he hailed Onduparaka football club, were signs that the challenges the game faces can be turned around.“If it were an aircraft, we have delivered Uganda to the runway ready to take off. The commercial viability of FUFA today as obtained from the sporting results, marketing approach, governance structures, strategic planning and togetherness can now generate the resources required to undertake long term development that will sustain Ugandan football at the highest,” Magogo said. Magogo addresses the press. Cranes (training below) was one of the highlights of 2016. FUFA MEDIA PHOTOSThe Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has said continued peripheral resource allocation to the game by Ugandans remains one of its biggest challenges.“Sports will always be the last page, low quality and quantity. For example 0.06% of the national budget was allocated to all sports inclusive of salaries of government staff in 2014/5 National Budget,” FUFA President Moses Magogo said in his end of year statement.” The main Challenge has been our mindsets. The entire football family, the fans, public, the corporate world and the government has still not yet conceptualized the goldmine of a professional football industry considering the natural endowment that God has bestowed upon us as a nation,” he said, adding that, “This leads to peripheral resource allocation to football by us all.”Magogo said that without enough resources – the time, the HR and the finances, there will definitely be no one minding the old Sports Law and lack of policies that could enforce development of sports, decaying and insufficient sports infrastructure, and struggling national teams representing Uganda.“Also to note is that football does not exist in isolation. The challenges of society affect football too. The socio-economic challenges of corruption, drugs, economy, infrastructure, security, heath, etc will always affect the end product of football. Everything else as a challenge is purely operational and is simply a symptom of the above.”Magogo, in his briefing to the press at FUFA House Wednesday, outlined several measures to turn Uganda’s football fortunes around, saying improved marketing and development of human resources will be key.He said The Cranes historic qualification for the Nations Cup Finals, where they last participated in 1978, is an indication of changing fortunes.“I must state that if 2015 was a golden year for Ugandan Football, 2016 has been diamond,” Magogo said. FULL SPEECHFufa President End of Year 2016 Speech by The Independent Magazine on Scribd****[email protected] on: WhatsApp