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CEE roundup: Russia, Poland, Czech Republic

first_imgThe targeted companies include Rosneft, the largely state-owned oil giant, whose investment programmes include the strategic development of the country’s Arctic oil fields.Rosneft was recently given leave to seek financial assistance from the National Wealth Fund, and others are set to follow.The RUB3.1trn fund, financed by oil revenues, was set up partly to finance future state pension deficits.These are being exacerbated by a shrinking working-age population, a low but politically sacrosanct retirement age (60 years for men, 55 for women) and, most recently, by the annexation of Crimea, which adds further pensioners to the system.In other news, Poland’s second-pillar pension fund (OFE) system also faces further predations, with the so-called “slider” now in effect.Under the slider, OFE assets of those citizens with 10 or fewer years left to retirement are being transferred incrementally to the Polish Social Security Institution (ZUS).Poland’s Finance Ministry recently announced that the transfers would amount to PLN4.7bn (€1.1bn) in 2014 and PLN3.8bn in 2015.The package of reforms, including the removal of all government bonds in February, has shrunk net assets from PLN296bn at the end of January 2014 to PLN147bn by end-July, according to the latest data from the Polish Financial Supervision Authority.For the pension management companies, the only current source of new contributions, aside from those switching from rival funds, are new entrants to the workforce.However, this cohort has been indifferent to the second pillar, with only one in 10 choosing to join this year.The Constitutional Tribunal has yet to rule on aspects of the reform law.In late August, it received another submission, from Poland’s Human Rights Ombudsman.Lastly, in the neighbouring Czech Republic, the pension reforms introduced by the previous government continue to unravel.While the newly introduced second pillar is set to be abolished, the new third pillar is set for massive consolidation.The new third pillar replaced one-size-fits-all “transformed” funds with “participation” funds.Licensed pension companies can offer, alongside a compulsory conservative fund, programmes with a range of risk profiles.One of the legal requirements was that each of the new non-compulsory funds accumulated a minimum CZK50m (€1.8m) in capitalisation within two years of being licensed by the Czech National Bank. In total, 33 funds have been licensed, but around 60% of the membership has opted for conservative structures, leaving many of the riskier funds undercapitalised and the eight providers set to merge their less popular offerings. Russia’s second-pillar mandatory system faces another year of withheld contributions, with the monies going instead to the first-pillar Pension Fund of the Russian Federation (PFR).However, the PFR’s gain enabled the government to reduce transfers to the Fund from the state budget for 2014, and again in 2015.Finance minister Anton Siluanov has announced that next year the state will save some RUB309bn (€6.2bn), of which some RUB100bn will be diverted to a newly created anti-crisis fund to aid those companies affected by EU and US sanctions in the wake of Russia’s support of separatist rebels in Ukraine.The Ukrainian crisis has longer-term implications for future state pensions.last_img read more

The Latest: Health official says coach lacked responsibility

first_img June 3, 2020 Ana Barceló says Gasperini “lacked responsibility” and “shouldn’t have made the trip” from a high-risk area knowing that he had COVID-19 symptoms.The 62-year-old Gasperini told Italian media he started feeling sick on March 9. That was a day before Atalanta played at Valencia in the second leg of the round of 16.Experts say the first leg on Feb. 19 in Milan was one of the biggest reasons why the virus was so deadly in Atalanta’s home city of Bergamo. The match has been dubbed “Game Zero” by Italian media.Barceló says the revelation by Gasperini shows that authorities were right by ordering the second leg to be played without fans.___ The Latest: Health official says coach lacked responsibility The chief executive of the European Tour says the fate of this year’s Ryder Cup will be decided by the end of the month.Keith Pelley says in an extensive interview with the McKellar Journal podcast that the European Tour and the PGA will have “conversations” about the Ryder Cup now that the revamped schedules of both tours have been announced.Pelley says there will be “a direction at the end of the month.”The Ryder Cup is still on schedule for Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin despite massive disruption to the sports schedule because of the coronavirus outbreak.It could be held without fans but golfers like Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka are among those saying they are against that idea. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img The West Indies says three cricket players have turned down the chance to travel to England for the postponed three-test series that will be played in bio-secure environments amid the coronavirus pandemic.Cricket West Indies says Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul “all declined the invitation” to join the squad and “will not hold this decision against these players when considering future selection.”West Indies players must travel a month before the first test in Southampton starting July 8 in order to quarantine and begin training.The other tests will be played in Manchester starting July 16 and July 24.___ Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The top health official in the Valencia region says Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini was irresponsible for traveling to Spain for a Champions League match with symptoms of the coronavirus.last_img read more

Easy Recipes for Busy Students

first_imgINGREDIENTS24 Oreos, chopped1/4 cup butter, melted1/3 cup flour 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1 yellow cake mix DIRECTIONSMix half of batter of cake mix into Bundt pan.Mix Oreos, butter, chocolate chips and flour. Sprinkle 2 cups of the Oreo mixture on the batter.Cover over with the remaining cake batter. Top with remaining Oreo mixture, pressing gently.Bake one hour at 350 degrees. Cool and cover with powdered sugar icing (milk, powdered sugar, vanilla). INGREDIENTS1/2 cup oil 1/2 cup sugar2 eggs, beaten 1 1/2 tsp baking soda1 tsp salt1 cup milk3 cups uncooked oatmealDIRECTIONSCombine all ingredients.Pour into 9×9 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Serve with warm milk, sugar and cinnamon, or cool and cut into bars. INGREDIENTS2 cans creamed sweet corn2 cubes chicken stock1 bowl of shredded leftover cooked chicken1 egg1 Tbsp cornstarch Salt and pepper DIRECTIONSDissolve chicken stock in mug of hot water and add to medium large pot.Add 3 more mugs of water and bring to boil.Pour in sweet corn and stir; bring to boil. Lower heat and add chicken and egg; stir. Season with salt and pepper. Dissolve cornstarch in cold water and add to soup (if soup is thin, add more cornstarch. If thick, add more water). Stir and serve. For the sweet tooth… BANANA BREAD ROASTED BROCCOLI For lunch or dinner… POTATO AND SAUSAGE FRITTATA CREAMY CHICKEN AND SWEET CORN SOUP INGREDIENTS3-4 lb pork tenderloin3/4 cup soy sauce3 Tbsp brown sugar1 tsp ground cumin1 Tbsp garlic, minced1 bunch cilantro DIRECTIONSCombine soy sauce, sugar, cumin and garlic in Ziploc bag.Rinse and dry meat, add to bag and marinate for at least 30 minutes.Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes. Scatter cilantro over serving plate and top with cooked pork. TURKEY AND TOMATO PASTA OREO RIPPLE CAKE PORK TENDERLOIN center_img INGREDIENTS1 lb mild sausage, crumbled1/2 cup diced peppersHash browns to cover bottom of pan 6 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheeseSalt and black pepper DIRECTIONSCook sausage on medium heat until pink is gone. Add diced peppers, cook for five minutes and drain. In medium nonstick sauté pan, spread sausage in bottom of pan and scatter hash browns evenly over the sausage. In bowl, combine eggs, cheese, salt and pepper and pour the mixture over the sausage. Bake in oven for 15-18 minutes on 350 degrees until center of frittata is set. INGREDIENTS2 eggs2 cups buttermilk1/4 cup oil1 3/4 cup flour2 Tbsp sugar2 tsps baking powder1 tsp baking soda1 tsp saltDIRECTIONSBeat all ingredients together.Pour and cook in lightly greased frying pan at medium low heat.Pancakes are done when light brown in color and no bubbles. BUTTERMILK PANCAKES INGREDIENTS1/2 cup butter1 1/2 cups sugar2 eggs 2 cups flour1 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp salt1/2 tsp baking soda1/4 cup milk1 cup mashed, ripe bananas DIRECTIONSCream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk and mashed bananas. Pour into greased and floured pan. For loaf, bake about 50-60 minutes; for muffins, bake 35 minutes. Check out the following quick homemade recipes that require few ingredients and get your school year off to a good start. For the breakfast lover… BAKED OATMEAL INGREDIENTS3 cans whole tomatoes, chopped, undrained 1 cup cubed cooked turkey (or 2-3 chicken breasts) 2 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp garlic powder1 pkg uncooked spiral pasta DIRECTIONSMix together tomatoes, turkey, chili powder and garlic powder in slow cooker.Turn on high and let mixture heat through for 60 to 90 minutes. Stir in uncooked pasta; cook for additional 30 to 60 minutes. INGREDIENTSBroccoli Olive oilSalt Pepper Minced garlic DIRECTIONSChop broccoli into bite-sized pieces.Coat with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic. Spread on sheet pan. Roast at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until broccoli edges are brown. Many of the recipes have more than enough servings for you to store and heat up later for an easy, quick meal. Let us know your favorite recipes – happy eating! Welcome back to school. Those of us who no longer have unlimited meal swipes are facing the grim reality of finding cheap and easy food ourselves. Between busy schoolwork, extracurriculars and work, many of us will revert to instant noodles and microwave meals. While these may be easy, they are typically unhealthy and full of harmful ingredients. Don’t sacrifice your well-being for laziness. last_img read more

The night Real Madrid and European football struck gold

first_imgDi Stefano also struck the woodwork twice.Stein ended the scoring two minutes later.“We couldn’t hear the whistle at the end for the ‘Hampden Roar’,” said Puskas.“The whole team seemed to strike gold at the same time. It was a privilege to be there.”“We couldn’t get away from Glasgow. It took a day to leave. We were paraded through the centre of town,” he said. “Everywhere, cheering crowds greeted us. You’d have thought their team had won.”“For a few days at least, life was perfect. It was a wonderful match.”– ‘Gobsmacked’ –In Budapest, the England team preparing to face Hungary, without the exiled Puskas, watched on television.“It was football on a different level than I’d been taught,” recalled Bobby Charlton. “My first thought had been, ‘this match is a phoney, edited, film, because these players are doing things that aren’t possible, aren’t real, aren’t human.’”England striker Jimmy Greaves said he watched “gobsmacked”.One of the youngsters in the crowd was 15-year-old Jimmy Johnstone, later one of the ‘Lisbon Lions’ in 1967 but at the time a junior at Celtic.“The match remained the biggest single influence on my career. It was like a fantasy staged in heaven,” Johnstone said later.Di Stefano stayed at Real until 1964, Puskas until 1966 when he collected a third European Cup although, as in 1959, he again did not appear in the final.For both, the game represented a late peak.Before a large live audience at last, Di Stefano, who never played in a World Cup, and Puskas, who had limped through the 1954 final as Hungary let slip a two-goal lead against West Germany, showed what football could be.Share on: WhatsApp Alfredo Di Stefano remains a legend at Real Madrid (AFP Photo/JAVIER SORIANO)Paris, France | AFP | Exactly 60 years ago, in an era when going to a big football match meant cramming together with no thought to social distancing, 127,000 people crowded into Hampden Park in Glasgow to see the European Cup final and were rewarded with “a fantasy staged in heaven”.Real Madrid beat Eintracht Frankfurt 7-3 to win a fifth straight European Cup in a game that marked both a start and an ending.It was just the fifth year of the European Cup’s existence, but the brilliance of the football and an international television audience of 70 million, a record for a live broadcast by the BBC, created an unprecedented buzz.The match also marked the end of Real’s first period of European domination and a final international peak for a pair of 33-year-olds: Ferenc Puskas and Alfredo Di Stefano.Real had other stars including winger Francisco Gento, defender Jose Santamaria and captain Jose Maria Zarraga, but Di Stefano and Puskas were the first ‘Galacticos’.For Di Stefano this was a fifth straight final but for Puskas, who had joined Real in 1958 and missed the previous year’s final against Reims through injury, it was a first.The Hungarian great was nervous, he recalled in an interview reproduced in the book ‘Puskas on Puskas’.He said: “I was 33 years old. I had a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach in the dressing room beforehand. I was thinking ‘you’re not 20 any more, are you up for this?’”– ‘Greatest club side’ –Burly forward Richard Kress gave the West Germans the lead after 18 minutes. But Di Stefano and Puskas scored the next six goals.“I reach the pitch and I feel: ‘I can do this. I know how to do this and I want to do it’. That’s how I was able to play in a footballer’s old age,” said Puskas.Intricate passing and relentless movement set up Di Stefano for close-range goals in the 27th and 30th minutes.“The sort of football that has made them the greatest club side the world has ever known,” said BBC commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme.Puskas scored the next four in the space of 26 minutes, starting with a left-foot drive from a narrow angle in first-half injury time and ending with a spin and shot into the top corner in the 71st.“It was one of those blissful times when the whole team seemed to play brilliantly and we achieved some kind of footballing perfection,” said Puskas.Eintracht hit back two minutes later with a goal by Erwin Stein, but Madrid replied from the kick-off as Di Stefano hit the only goal of the game scored from outside the box with a low left-foot drive.last_img read more

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