Sonntag, 20. Juni 2010

Millions in the public sector to pay more for pension - By Rosa Prince - .telegraph.co.uk/finance

Millions of public sector workers are facing a steep rise in their pension contributions in order to help pay down Britain’s record deficit, The Daily Telegraph has learned.

By Rosa Prince
Published: 10:45PM BST 20 Jun 2010


Nurses, teachers, council workers, civil servants and police officers will be expected to pay hundreds or even thousands of pounds more each year into their pension pots, as the era of early retirement on generous payments is brought to an end.

A new government commission, led by John Hutton, the former Labour defence secretary, could recommend that public sector staff begin paying more towards their retirement as early as next spring. The move would save taxpayers billions of pounds a year.

George Osborne, the Chancellor, said on Sunday that the disparity between public and private sector pensions was “unsustainable” when the country was entering an age of austerity. Britain was heading down “the road to ruin” without urgent action to cut the national debt, he said.

Mr Hutton is to examine how to bring state employee pensions in line with the private sector. The Chancellor also hinted that a freeze in public sector pay, to be announced in Tuesday's emergency Budget, could last for more than the year that had been expected.

His approach risks a confrontation with trade unions, who last night warned of industrial action if public sector staff were forced to bear the brunt of Government spending cuts.

Mr Osborne also risked a rift within the new Coalition, as Liberal Democrat backbenchers said that they could not support cuts to welfare budgets.

Bob Russell, the Lib Dem MP for Colchester, said: “Just because my party has formed a coalition with the Conservatives does not mean that my conscience and principles can be parked elsewhere.”

But Mr Osborne, who will announce a wide range of austerity measures and tax rises tomorrow, insisted that without drastic action Britain could end up in a situation similar to Greece.

“What we’re clear about is that all parts of society are going to have to make a contribution,” he said.

“The public sector pension bill is unsustainable. We want to balance the entirely legitimate desire of people in the public sector to have a decent retirement, which I want to protect, but also something that’s fair for taxpayers across the economy.

“Tuesday’s got to be a moment when Britain looks itself in the face and says we are going to deal with the problems of the past, we are going to pay for the bills of the past and we’re going to plan for a brighter future.”

Typically, public sector workers contribute less to their pension pots and receive more from their employer than those in the private sector, while enjoying the chance to retire earlier on generous final salary schemes.

The Daily Telegraph understands that Mr Hutton’s Public Service Pensions Commission will go further than anticipated and look at forcing state employees to pay more from their own wages, substantially reducing the amount the taxpayer has to contribute.

With Mr Hutton due to report in time for the 2011 budget, nurses, teachers and other public sector staff could be asked to increase their pension contributions by spring. He has been asked to find savings within this financial year and will deliver an interim report in the autumn.

John Prescott, the former deputy prime minister, said Mr Hutton was being used as a “human shield” to deflect anger over public sector pensions away from the Government.

Currently, public sector staff pay an average of around six per cent of their salaries into a pension pot, but some civil servants pay just 1.5 per cent. Many in Whitehall pay around 3.5 per cent. A 2.5 per cent rise across the board would save taxpayers around £3.2 billion a year.

A Whitehall civil servant earning £40,000 would see their contributions rise from £1,400 a year to £2,400 if their levy was raised from 3.5 per cent to 6 per cent. A mid-ranking nurse on £20,000 who currently pays a 5 per cent contribution, would see their figure rise from £1,000 to £1,500 if the levy was put up to 7.5 per cent. Mr Hutton’s commission may decide better paid staff should pay higher contributions.

The review comes after criticism by David Cameron, the Prime Minister, and his deputy, Nick Clegg, of the “bloated” public sector and unaffordable pension schemes. On average, publicly funded schemes pay a contribution worth 18 per cent of an employees’ salary into their pension pot. In contrast, two thirds of private companies contribute nothing, while those that do pay a sum worth only around 10 per cent.

Last week, the Office for Budget Responsibility said that the funding black hole in public sector pensions was set to more than double over the next four years to £9 billion.

Trade unions and senior Labour figures last night warned of the impact of asking nurses and teachers to pay more toward reducing the nation’s debt.

Bob Crow, the general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union, said: “When someone’s winding up to give you a kicking you have a clear choice — you can either take them on right from the off or you can roll over and hope that they go away.”

Mark Serwotka, the general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services union, said it would seek “to organise the widest possible popular opposition in our workplaces and communities”.

Ed Balls, the Labour leadership contender, said public sector workers across the country would be “deeply concerned” by the review.

As well as NHS pensions, the review will include teachers, local authorities, civil servants, police, firemen, the Armed Forces and the judiciary. But MPs, who enjoy some of the most generous pension rights in the public sector, are excluded. The review will also examine whether the retirement age should be raised and consider scrapping final salary schemes.

Mr Hutton said: “Reform of public sector pensions is a huge challenge for both the public finances and the public sector workforce. I welcome the opportunity to lead a root and branch examination of both the short-term and longer-term options for reform to public sector pensions.”

Copa do Mundo já tem dois favoritos e uma forte candidata a decepção - Por Pedro Só - globoesporte.globo.com/futebol/copa-do-mundo

21/06/2010 01h10 - Atualizado em 21/06/2010 02h03

Copa do Mundo já tem dois favoritos e uma forte candidata a decepção

Brasil se junta à Argentina no clube dos bichos-papões e sul-americanos seguem com aproveitamento excelente; Itália continua abaixo do esperado


Por Pedro Só Rio de Janeiro

Em Copa do Mundo não se oferece a outra face. Não tem santo em campo. Aos 15 minutos, Lúcio sacou seu mimo de boas-vindas ao indigesto Drogba. Na lateral do campo de ataque, o marfinense protegeu a bola e virou de costas para o brasileiro, que tentou dar de mão fechada em seu braço direito. O mesmo que tinha sido operado pouco antes da Copa. O golpe não pegou direito, mas o juiz francês Stephanne Lannoy apitou a falta. Faltinha boba, "de jogo". E de infração em infração, porradinha em porradinha, a partida em Joanesburgo foi esquentando. Pegou fogo, incendiou.

Quem havia se empolgado na véspera com o animado Dinamarca 2 x 1 Camarões teve a oportunidade de assistir a um duelo de gente parruda e com todos os ingredientes básicos de um jogaço: mau-caratismo, carrinhos assassinos, trombadas dissimuladas, erros de arbitragem, expulsão injusta, triangulações envolventes, golaços e pelo menos um lance para figurar em antologias de todas as Copas e aberturas de programas esportivos de TV.

Em sua segunda partida na África do Sul, o Brasil finalmente estreou e fez o que, até agora, só a Argentina tinha feito nesta Copa: espalhar o medo em seus rivais. E não foi vencendo um adversariozinho mequetrefe qualquer, não. Foi um 3 a 1 categórico sobre um time daqueles que incomoda muita gente, a Costa do Marfim. Os elefantes africanos honram o apelido: não são "pelegos" feito seus "primos" indianos. Não se deixam domar, montar, ou escravizar, por mais cruelmente eficiente que seja o método. A cada vez que iam buscar a bola no fundo das redes, voltavam mais iracundos. Pareciam não acreditar no que estavam vendo. Seriam eles também críticos de Dunga?

CONFIRA OS LANCES MAIS RÍSPIDOS DO JOGO COM OS ELEFANTES

Primeiro, assistiram à ressurreição de Kaká e ao exorcismo da uruca de Luis Fabiano, que espetou uma Jabulani no ângulo e deu fim a seu ramadã de gols. Depois, golpe terrível para os paquidermes. Luís Fabiano ensinou a Maradona uma ou duas coisinhas sobre a natureza divina: "Dios" não é maneta. Uma ajeitadinha manual, dois lindos chapéus, uma ajeitadinha braçal (que por aproximação, é chamada "hands"), arremate "bailarino" de canhota, e pronto. O diário argentino "Olé" foi obrigado a repetir a manchete blasfema: "La mano de Dios". E o juiz achou tão bonito que não teve coragem de anular. Na volta ao campo do Brasil, ainda confirmou com o artilheiro se ele tinha usado o ombro; Fabuloso mentiu e ganhou de resposta algo que em francês deve significar "tamo junto, parceiro!".

Não foi afronta suficiente: Kaká rolou com açúcar e cacau para Elano estabelecer o chocolate na Costa do Marfim. Foi a senha para a fúria dos elefantes. Tioté tirou Elano do jogo com uma entrada carniceira e Keita, homem com uma missão, não sossegou antes de provocar dois cartões amarelos – e o consequente vermelho - para Kaká. Injustiça: sem enxergar o lance, o juiz tomou como cotovelada um gesto mais defensivo que ofensivo do brasileiro. No quadro Leitura Labial, do "Fantástico", uma revelação: Dunga quis muito substituir Kaká após o primeiro amarelo, mas foi convencido por palavras sopradas entre bigodes pelo supervisor Américo Faria... No final, Drogba deixou o dele, em falha de cobertura com nome e sobrenome: Felipe Melo.

Em Neslpriut, outro candidato a bicho-papão era esperado, mas preferiu comparecer somente em ectoplasma. A Itália tetracampeã mundial conseguiu empatar em 1 a 1 com a surreal Nova Zelândia, seleção que tem em seu time um jogador que é bancário licenciado. O gol dos kiwis foi possibilitado por uma desastrada intervenção do ex-jogador em atividade Cannavaro. Deu uma cinturada no estilo "mexe as cadeiras, mulata" e deixou a bola escorregar na pequena área para o bico do banheirista Smeltz. Não foi o mais legal dos gols. Mas rolou uma compensação com um pênalti sem-vergonha, uma micropegadinha na camisa de De Rossi por nanofrações de segundo. Iaquinta bateu e escreveu no placar mais um 1 a 1 muquirana.

Muito se fala sobre a Azzurra começar irritante e terminar contundente, mas nesta edição da Copa do Mundo, o truque parece estar sendo levado a limites extremos. Difícil imaginar como os comandados por Marcello Lippi vão conseguir fazer gols contra a Eslováquia na próxima quinta-feira. Mas quem disse que eles não podem se classificar com um 0 a 0?

O Paraguai pode ajudar os italianos batendo a surpreendentemente invicta Nova Zelândia. Para isso basta mostrar, também na quinta, às 11h30 (horário de Brasília) a mesma competência que exibiu nos 2 a 0 sobre a mesma Eslováquia no domingo. O atacante Roque Santa Cruz, otimista, diz que esta é a melhor seleção guarani em todos os tempos e tem fé que, se chegar às quartas de final, "tudo pode acontecer". Do outro lado, tomado pela embriaguez do sucesso, o técnico dos kiwis fala em vencer o Paraguai. Copa do Mundo pode ser coisa decidida pelos instintos mais baixos e pagãos. Mas sempre rola uma fezinha.

OSCAR

O prêmio alternativamente conhecido como Rivaldo de simulação grotesca vai para Keita, da Costa do Marfim, pela queda ao ser "atingido" por Kaká.

HIENA

O juiz francês Stephane Lannoy trocou risinhos ao ser cinicamente engabelado por Luís Fabiano em seu segundo gol. A parti daí, perdeu o controle da partida e acumulou erros.

CHIMPANZÉ

O mico evoluído do dia é de Cannavaro, o melhor jogador da Copa passada. Olha só a atolação demonstrada pelo veterano italiano nesta bola lançada à área pelo perigoso ataque neozelandês...

JUBA


O paraguaio Roque Santa Cruz não tem um "bêlo" tão incrementado quando o de Gervinho, da Costa do Marfim. Mas suas madeixas fazem sucesso com a mulherada da Alemanha, onde ele atua.



Global markets fear US Tresuries sell-off as China ends currency freeze - By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard - telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics

Global markets are braced for a possible sell-off in US Treasury bonds after China said over the weekend that it will allow the yuan exchange rate to adjust against the dollar, ending a two-year currency freeze that has led to trade clashes with Washington and Brussels.

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
Published: 11:34PM BST 20 Jun 2010


China's Central Bank said the economic recovery had opened the way for a return to "flexibility" but ruled out an immediate one-off rise in the yuan. The currency will be allowed to fluctuate within a widened band of 0.5pc each day against a basket of currencies.

The yuan is now expected to rise slowly against the dollar, although it may fall if the euro weakens further. "There is at present no basis for major fluctuation or change in the exchange rate," said the bank.

The policy shift is a goodwill gesture towards the US and Europe before next week's G20 meeting in Canada as a rising yuan helps Western industries compete against Chinese imports. US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner welcomed the step but said "the test will be how far and how fast they let the currency appreciate."

Senator Charles Schumer, a leading critic of China on Capitol Hill and author of legislation calling for sanctions, dismissed the announcement as meaningless. "This is China's typical response to pressure. Until there is more specific information about how quickly it will let its currency appreciate and by how much, we can have no good feeling that the Chinese will start playing by the rules," he said.

When China allowed the yuan to rise in July 2005 the move triggered a slide in US Treasury bonds, with knock-on effects on US mortgage and corporate debt. Investors will be watching closely to gauge response to sales of $108bn of US notes this week.

China has become the biggest force in global bond markets with holdings of $900bn (£600bn) of US government debt. Yuan revaluation is likely to dampen China's export growth and slow the pace of reserve accumulation, reducing the need to recycle money into foreign bonds. Hans Redeker of BNP Paribas said a rising yuan may have the effect of draining liquidity from global asset markets.

However, Jim O'Neill of Goldman Sachs said the shift by China was a vote of confidence in recovery and should help rebalance the global system. "It is bullish for risky assets. China has become more optimistic about growth and doesn't see the eurozone debt crisis having a material effect," he said.

The country had a trade surplus of $19.5bn in May. Its annual surplus has reached 0.6pc of global GDP, a world record. This is greater than that of Japan in the late 1980s and the US in the late 1920s.

A number of Chinese economists say it is in the country's interest to let the yuan rise before overheating gets out of hand. Reserves have reached $2.4 trillion, causing inflationary "blow back" into China.

Beijing is determined to avoid Japan's fate when it let the yen rise too fast, tipping the country into slump. But the policy of holding down the currency is leading to acute price pressures. Factory gate inflation reached 7.1pc last month. Food costs are rising fast, raising the risk of civic unrest among migrant workers.

Rising wages are inflicting similar pain on exporters to a currency rise but with more pernicious effects for the country. As a result, analysts say it no longer makes sense for Beijing to maintain the peg.

Nomura says property has reached frothy levels in Shanghai and Beijing, where prices are 13 to 14 times income. It expects the bubble to pop "very soon".

Brazil 3 Ivory Coast 1: match report - By Kevin Garside, Chief Sports Writer - telegraph.co.uk/sport/football





By Kevin Garside, Chief Sports Writer

Read a full match report of the World Cup 2010 Group G game between Brazil and Ivory Coast at Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg on Sunday June 20 2010.



Time out: Brazil's Kaka (right) will miss his side's final group game against Portugal after the Real Madrid player was sent off Photo: GETTY IMAGES

Boring, boring Brazil. Fabiano consigned that impression to the World Cup dustbin with two goals out of the jogo bonito handbook. A late red card for Kaka following a shameful dive by substitute Kader Keita, surely to be appealed, was a blot but not one that will prove too costly for this team.

There might have been a hint of the basketballer about the second goal, but heh, anybody who can so much as think to do what he did deserves all that comes his way.


The referee appeared to ask for clarification form Fabiano after he juggled and danced his way past two defenders with perhaps a little help from his upper arm. With the answer coming back in the negative, Stephane Lannoy, at least one Frenchman happy in his work, gave Fabiano the benefit of the bicep and the World Cup a familiar yellow flourish.

It says much about the sumptuous past of Brazil that the Dunga variety takes such a beating on the Copacabana waterfront. If only Fabio Capello’s England were as stiff and flat-footed as this. Dunga’s preference for function over style is not as pleasing on the eye as past Brazilian art collections. He does not have a Gerson or a Tostao, a Socrates or Falcao colouring the Brazilian palate. Nevertheless the ball goes forward at a lick that England can only dream of and yellow shirts storm the box like locusts.

And who would not want Fabiano in their side? His first was tasty enough. The potency of Brazil, whatever the critics say of the Dunga model, is contained in the quick release of the strikers and the certainty of the finish. Kaka’s tapped pass on the edge of the box was pounced on by Fabiano and blasted home before Barry had a chance to react.

This was a big night for Ivory Coast and for Africa. In the context of the group a draw was the goal. In the context of the global audience, the African people were hoping for something more. Ivory Coast skipper Didier Drogba bent to touch the ground and make the sign of the cross as he walked from the tunnel. The default football ritual acquired greater significance in this setting, Drogba leading out his team in a World Cup encounter against Brazil on African soil.

The game detonated from the off with Kaka breaking forward in the opening seconds and feeding the ball to Robinho. The Manchester City striker eyes widened at the sight of goal. He should have fed Fabiano. He went instead for the ego shot and ballooned the chance over the bar. The groans echoed all the way to Eastlands.

The athleticism and strength of Ivory Coast lends itself to the football equivalent of guerrilla warfare, raiding at pace and jumping all over the opposition as soon as they cross the half way line. They might have surprised themselves with their response to Brazil’s early flourish, finding plenty of room in the yellow half.

The jousting lasted all of 25 minutes. Fabiano’s goal triggered a sustained period of Brazilian possession. Ivory Coast had done little wrong and the shock of conceding set them temporarily on their heels. It took a full ten minutes to fashion a response in the shape of a charged down shot from Aruna Dindane.

Sven Goran-Eriksson’s safety first policy was undone by Fabiano’s early rocket. He needed to bring Drogba into the game, if for no other reason than to halt the rapier breaks of the remarkable Lucio, rather under occupied with defensive matters in the first half.

Five minutes in to the second half the match was over, Fabiano working his miracle down the right channel, lobbing successive defenders before smashing the ball past Barry. Brazil’s third was not so shabby either. Kaka, looking more like the player that persuaded Real Madrid to part with £57 million, waltzed down the left to set-up the advancing Elano for a simple finish at the far post.

Dunga will enjoy reading the bulletins from Brazil after this. Drogba headed goal from Yaya Toure’s cross ten minutes from the end, which gave the vuvzela’s fresh impetus, could not detract from a performance that was at times spellbinding.

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Declare em voz alta não há quem mude
os planos do Senhor Jesus para sua vida!!!
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