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The European Commission must act to ensure all pension funds are exempt from having to “unnecessarily” pay value-added tax (VAT) on contracted management services, according to two major pan-European advocacy organisations.In a joint paper, PensionsEurope and the European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP) called for EU legislation to be amended as it did not contribute to the equal treatment of pension schemes within the bloc and undermined “the freedom of contract of pension providers and paritarian institutions”.Paritarian institutions are institutions jointly established and managed by employers and trade unions on the basis of collective agreements, and generally for the purpose of social protection.AEIP and PensionsEurope called for all pension fund participants, regardless of the character of the schemes or the member states in which the services were received, to be freed from “unnecessary VAT burdens”. They emphasised that the exemption of management services to pension plans must be clear and that non-discriminative policies were vital for maintaining a level playing field within the EU.Under the current interpretation of the VAT Directive, the Brussels-based lobby organisations said, similar pension schemes in different countries were being treated differently for tax purposes with regard to the management services they procured.The current regime also did not provide enough guidance for increasingly commonplace hybrid pension plans, PensionsEurope and AEIP said.Alexandra Kaydzhiyska, permanent representative from AEIP, said the VAT Directive had not kept up with developments in the pensions landscape.“It is time to update the rules to ensure that all pension funds are exempt and that they respect the principles of non-discrimination and neutrality,” she said.PensionsEurope CEO Matti Leppälä suggested the current situation was at odds with efforts to boost funded retirement provision in Europe.“Saddling pension funds with an unnecessary and arbitrary VAT burden makes them less attractive and ultimately undermines the objective of achieving adequate and sustainable pensions across Europe,” he said.ECJ case law problemsAEIP and PensionsEurope argued that, without amendments to the VAT Directive, pension providers and paritarian institutions faced having to go to court in order to prevent VAT burdens, when other considerations should prevail.The ECJ case law, said AEIP and PensionsEurope, “ultimately results in distinctions between pensions plans and its providers that are explainable from the lack of political decision making and judgment on a case by case basis but are by no means derived from proper and thoughtful decision making”.There have been several landmark decisions by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in recent years relating to pension fund VAT claims: in 2013 it ruled on a case relating to UK workplace defined benefit schemes and in 2014 on one involving Denmark’s ATP in its capacity as a provider of defined contribution plans.Further reading:Lack of VAT guidance for DB pension funds ‘beggars belief’Dutch government rules out easing pension fund VAT rules
SPINNER Jeetan Patel took five wickets to help Warwickshire beat Somerset by eight runs at Edgbaston and set up a Royal London Cup One-Day Cup final against Surrey.Ian Bell struck an unbeaten 94 to boost hopes of an England return and help Warwickshire post 284-4.Somerset’s reply was blighted by Patel (5-42), whose five lbws included the key wicket of Peter Trego (58).James Hildreth (44) and Ryan Davies (46) rallied but the Bears held firm to book their place at Lord’s.Warwickshire will now face the Brown Caps, who beat Yorkshire in Sunday’s semi-final, on Saturday, September 17.The Bears’ victory over Somerset was built on the foundations set by openers Jonathan Trott and Sam Hain, who shared 90 before the former was caught and bowled by Roelof van der Merwe for 44.Hain (86) then put on a further 88 with Bell, whose flurry of late attacking strokes, including two straight sixes off van der Merwe, took the hosts to a competitive total.Somerset lost regular wickets throughout their chase, with eight batsmen reaching double figures but just one – Trego – going on to make a half-century.Only the heroics of number 10 batsman Tim Groenewald prevented the home side’s victory from being more emphatic, clubbing an unbeaten 30 off 20 deliveries to take the match to the final over.But a series of well-directed yorkers from Oliver Hannon-Dalby (2-41) ensured Warwickshire would reach the final of the competition they last won in 2010, leaving Somerset on 276-9. (BBC Sport)
Comments Published on October 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm The ball barely left the Syracuse half. The few times Syracuse managed to get the ball into Colgate territory, it went to two SU forwards overwhelmed by four Colgate defenders. Every feeble attempt at an attack during the duration of the last 30 minutes of regular time was quickly recovered by the Raiders. SU defender Jakob Karlgren said the Orange was left hanging. SU played 60 quality minutes in its game against No. 24 Colgate Wednesday. Syracuse (2-5-3) got the 3-2 win off an overtime free kick by midfielder Mark Brode. In those 60 quality minutes, the Orange controlled the ball. It completed passes through the middle. It kept possession. It put immediate pressure on the Colgate (5-2-3) offense. It scored. Twice. Soccer games, however, last 90 minutes. The Orange never maintained a steady composure in the last third of regular time. Colgate dominated that last half-hour of play, chipping away at the Orange lead. With five minutes left to play, Colgate tied the game, sending it into overtime. ‘In the first half we outnumbered them in the middle, so we moved the ball much better,’ Brode said. ‘We were just taking our chances. And then I feel like we started to get a little bit tired, started to get a little content with our 2-0 lead, and we started messing up pretty bad. All we were doing was clearing, clearing, and we just got bombarded with so much pressure.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text With less than a minute left in overtime, Brode vindicated the SU team that had showed up for those first 60 minutes. Brett Jankouskas was fouled just outside the 18-yard line, setting up a free kick. Midfielder Nick Roydhouse, who had unsuccessfully taken a similar free kick earlier in the game, stepped up to the ball with Brode. Surprising both the opposing team and some of his own teammates, Brode took the shot instead of Roydhouse. The ball sailed to the right of Colgate goalkeeper Chris Miller to end the game. ‘I had a little feeling,’ defender Karlgren said. ‘It was the same as when we won the last game (against Northeastern). It was a nice feeling and a wonderful free kick.’ Brode was responsible for Syracuse’s first goal, as well. He headed the ball past the goalie off a corner kick taken by Roydhouse 20 minutes into the half. Only 1:03 later, the Orange struck again. Fredrik Forsman flicked the ball over the goalie’s head to gain that 2-0 lead. Although Roydhouse did not start because of what he said was a ‘coach’s decision,’ he played a big role in the game. He was the spark that got his teammates to find the back of the net. Both goals occurred within minutes of his arrival on the field, just more than 20 minutes into the game. Momentum was a big factor in the quick succession. ‘When we score one, they get down a little and we get pumped up, so we just kept going,’ Karlgren said. ‘I feel we could have scored some more goals.’ The breakdown of SU’s dominant play was obvious. The first sign of trouble came with a miscommunication between goalie Ryan Jones and Karlgren, which left the keeper at the top of the box. The play did not result in a scoring opportunity for the Raiders, but Syracuse began to lose control. The Orange showed signs of fatigue, and the team’s lack of experience defending a lead became apparent. Colgate scored two goals within about 11 minutes of each other. That period between the Raiders’ two goals was rife with scoring opportunities, including a corner kick and shot that barely missed by Colgate’s Steven Miller. ‘We haven’t had a lead all year, so we weren’t really too sure how to play with the lead,’ Roydhouse said. ‘It was actually a really good experience to have the lead, come back and then be able to win. It was kind of like the best of both worlds.’ So after a complete deterioration of SU’s quality performance, the team faced overtime. Jones said the Raiders still had control of the game coming off their resurgence in the second half. Colgate showed its dominance in the beginning of the 10-minute overtime with four shots to Syracuse’s one. But one shot is all it takes. No matter how well SU started the game, or how poorly it finished, all it needed was the opportunity for the set piece and Brode’s accurate right foot. Head coach Ian McIntyre was just happy with the win. ‘I thought they were on top,’ McIntyre said. ‘I thought their momentum continued. Without creating a lot of quality, they had the ball in our end most of the time. At the end of the day, they can have the ball all they want if we score that final goal. That’s the all-important one.’ firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Twitter Google+
“Yes, you get some added adrenaline when you see Kenley (Jansen) or Pedro (Baez) come in with a runner on second or Scott Alexander when he was here and when he comes back, it does get you going,” Urias said of pitching in a high-leverage role out of the bullpen (as he did last fall, making seven appearances in the NLCS and World Series). “But you just wait until your name is called and do the role that is given to you and try to do your job.”HILL WORKFour weeks after leaving his last start with a flexor tendon injury in his left elbow, Rich Hill will take the first steps in a throwing program Thursday by playing catch from 45 feet.Hill received a platelet-rich plasma injection after the injury was diagnosed and has been limited in his activity since then, allowing the tendon to heal.“I know it will go well,” Hill said of his catch session Thursday. “That’s just kind of the way it goes. You have to go through the process.”Related Articles Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season PHILADELPHIA — Julio Urias has learned to like his new job.“Yeah, of course. The goal is always to be with this team and to help this team. And honestly, I do like it,” he said through an interpreter.“It’s not like they use me in high-leverage situations where I’m coming in with runners on second and third. They do use me for two or three innings which might help a bullpen that might be used a lot in the days previous or to save the bullpen for future days. You know you can contribute that way. It’s something that I enjoy doing.”It’s something he has done very well. In 16 relief appearances since being moved out of the starting rotation, Urias has a 1.76 ERA and 0.88 WHIP while holding batters to a .165 average. There is no confusion about Urias’ long-term role. He will be a starting pitcher. In the short term, though, Urias could be a very valuable weapon in the second half and postseason for a Dodgers’ bullpen that has been unable to find a reliable left-handed reliever – let alone one capable of shutting down both right-handed and left-handed batters.“Yeah, absolutely,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts acknowledged. “It’s nice to have that optionality with Julio, who can do either role.”Roberts also acknowledged that Urias’ fate could be decided by the moves the Dodgers make – or don’t make – between now and the July 31 trade deadline. If the front office is unable to address their bullpen needs by adding a lefty reliever, Urias could find himself pitching out of the ’pen the rest of the season. He might be there during the postseason regardless.Asked when Urias might be moved back to the rotation, Roberts said that was “an end-of-August conversation – but a lot can happen.”What could happen is Urias evolves into the kind of bullpen weapon the Cleveland Indians had in Andrew Miller during their run to the 2016 World Series. Miller made 10 appearances that fall, pitching more than an inning each time and posting a 1.40 ERA and striking out 30 in 19-1/3 innings. Hill is not projected to return until September and knows the throwing program is going to be a long, slow process of building up.“It’ll be, play catch, day off, play catch, day off,” Hill said.MUNCY HONOREDMax Muncy was named the Dodgers’ 2019 Heart and Hustle Award winner which recognizes players who “demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and traditions of the game.”A winner is selected from each team by committees of former players with relationships to those teams. Alumni and active players will vote for one overall winner from the 30 team winners.UP NEXTDodgers (RHP Kenta Maeda, 7-6, 3.82 ERA) at Phillies (RHP Nick Pivetta, 4-4, 5.81 ERA), Wednesday, 4:05 p.m. SportsNet LA (where available), ESPN Radio, 570 AM Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire
The newly elected executive members of the National Toshaos Council (NTC) are expected to be trained in order to function in their respective posts when they are officially appointed on July 18.This was according to the President of the NTC, Joel Fredericks on Friday during a telephone interview.NTC President Joel FredericksHe noted that the training will take place from July 16 to 20, and will see 20 Toshaos receiving the necessary training to take over projects that were implemented by the previous Council.“This present executive, right now, we are making preparations for the new incoming executive. So we want a smooth handover, transparent from this Council to the new Council,” Fredericks stated.“The training will update the new executive on all of the projects that we are currently working on, past projects, the MoU (Memorandum of Understating) that we signed with APA (Amerindian Peoples’ Association), the relationships that we built with the IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) and other organisations,” he added.While the current President explained that the appointments cannot be disclosed at this time, he noted that the new executive should be aware of the struggles that were made to be established as an independent organisation.“I would like to say that this present executive; we have tried our best to really get some independence or worked towards independence as an independent body so we can manage our own resources.”In recollecting what the current members have achieved since their appointments, the NTC President stated, “We have an office now and three staff working with us. We have made some great steps but it was not easy because when we started off, we didn’t have anything, not even a desk at the Ministry.”“When I look back at where we came from, I must say that we really worked together to push things forward so what I would like to say to the new incoming executive is that, they will have to continue what we’re leaving off here and it’s not easy.”He advises the new executives to be vocal in order to make things happen. “It’s a lot of work and you have to prepare to do hard work,” he posited.