Dubrovnik-Neretva County has made a decision on the amount of tourist tax for 2021

first_imgAt the session of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County Assembly, the Decision on the amount of the tourist tax and the amount of the annual lump sum of the tourist tax for cities and municipalities in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County for 2021 was adopted. Source: Dubrovnik-Neretva County Attachment: Decision on the amount of tourist tax for 2021 in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County / Source: Dubrovnik-Neretva County In the City of Korčula in 2012, the tourist tax will amount to 14 kuna in season and 10 out of season, while the annual lump sum will be 500,00 kuna. Please find attached the Decision on the amount of tourist tax per person per night and the amount of the annual lump sum tourist tax for cities and municipalities in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County for 2021. center_img For the area of ​​the City of Dubrovnik, the fee per person from April 1 to September 30 will be 20 kuna, and for the rest of the period 14 kuna, while the annual flat rate tourist tax for accommodation in the household per accommodation unit will be 500 kuna. (Cities of Ploče, Metković and Opuzen, and municipalities of Blato, Dubrovnik littoral, Janjina, Kula Norinska, Konavle, Lastovo, Lumbarda, Mljet, Orebić, Slivno, Pojezerje, Smokvica, Ston, Trpanj, Vela Luka, Zažablje and Župa Dubrovačka) Photo: Pixabay.comlast_img read more

Belt and braces

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Governor Wolf Announces New Pennsylvania Investments to Stimulate Small Business Development and Create Jobs

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces New Pennsylvania Investments to Stimulate Small Business Development and Create Jobs SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Jobs That Pay Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the state is investing nearly $5.5 million through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program to help spur statewide development and create and retain 79 jobs.“These loans are another example of our commitment to assisting small businesses in their efforts to expand their operations which will deliver economic benefits to their communities,” said Governor Wolf. “By investing in these diverse projects, we continue to show other small businesses that they too can take steps to make themselves more profitable and make positive impacts on their neighbors.”In 2017, PIDA has approved $15.2 million in low-interest loans that have resulted in $25.6 million in private investment and supported 443 created and retained full-time jobs.Over the last month, PIDA approved a total of $5,453,750 million in low-interest loans for seven projects in Berks, Cumberland, Erie, Lancaster, Montgomery, and Tioga counties that will generate nearly $6 million in private investments.The following loans were approved during the last month:Berks CountyThe Greater Berks Development Fund was awarded a $1,930,000, 15-year loan at 3 percent for the first seven years to acquire a 22-acre parcel at the intersection of Routes 61 and 73 in Ontelaunee. The parcel will be subdivided and marketed to small, mid-size manufacturing and industrial operations, and commercial users. Total project cost is $2,621,720.Cumberland CountyThe Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation was awarded a $227,500, 15-year loan at 4 percent on behalf of Eleven Oaks Farms, LLC, to purchase 98.2 acres to expand the family-owned farming operation which markets Wagyu Beef and Heritage Breeds of hogs. Because of the uniqueness of this product, the USDA has awarded a $250,000 grant to Eleven Oaks Farms for assistance in marketing their products. Total project cost is $455,000.Erie CountyEnterprise Development Center of Erie County was awarded a $596,250, 15-year loan at 4 percent on behalf of Beaumont Technologies, Inc. to acquire a 40,466-square-foot building on 6.63 acres located at 6100 West Ridge Road in Erie. The company is a global supplier to all industries that manufacture and produce plastic components. The company anticipates retaining 28 full-time jobs and creates 15 full-time jobs within three years. Total project cost is $1,336,925.Lancaster CountyEDC Finance Corporation was approved for two loans at the May meeting:A $400,000, 15-year loan at 3 percent for the first seven years on behalf of Jeffrey and Debra Landis for the construction of two free range egg laying houses to be located on their 68.5-acre farm in Manheim. Each house will hold approximately 20,700 birds with an estimated production of 742,000 dozen eggs per year. The total project cost is $1,500,000A $400,000, 15-year loan at 3 percent for the first seven years on behalf of Brad and Shanna Byers to construct two, 32,400-square-foot broiler houses to be located in Quarryville. Total project cost is $1,150,000.Montgomery County Montgomery County Development Corporation was awarded a $1.5 million, 10-year loan at 4 percent on behalf of Skyline Emissions, Inc. located at 103 A Park Drive, Montgomeryville, for the purchase of equipment to manufacture emission replacement components for heavy duty diesel vehicles. The company will retain 18 full-time jobs and create 18 additional full-time positions in the next three years. The total project cost is $3 million.Tioga CountyNorthern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission was awarded a $400,000, 15-year loan at 3 percent for the first seven years on behalf of Drew and Lisa Remley to construct a 9,600-head hog guild nursery facility. The new facility will be located at their 27-acre farm in Roaring Branch. Total project cost is $1.3 million.PIDA is an independent authority staffed and regulated through the Department of Community and Economic Development. The Authority provides capital for building acquisition, construction and renovation work, machinery, and equipment loans along with working capital line of credit loans, primarily for manufacturers, industrial developers, research and development firms, agricultural processors and employers looking to establish national or regional headquarters in Pennsylvania.Qualified applicants are eligible to select either a reset rate of 4.00 percent for the first seven years or a fixed rate of 2.25 percent for real estate financing, 4.00 percent fixed rate for equipment loans, 4 percent fixed rate loans for a 12-month period for working capital and accounts receivable lines of credit, and 2 percent fixed rate for pollution prevention and energy efficient loans. Rates will be in effect for loan applications received through June 30, 2017.For more information about the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority and other DCED initiatives, visit dced.pa.gov.center_img May 03, 2017last_img read more

What’s the Craziest, Stupidest Thing You’ve Done For Love?.

first_imgLifestyleRelationships What’s the Craziest, Stupidest Thing You’ve Done For Love?. by: – July 29, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! 43 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Tweet -Faye Brennan, BettyConfidential.comIn photo: couple in grass smiling. Photo credit: Banana StockCrazy. Stupid. Silly. Weird. Wild. Love makes us act in ways we never thought we would. Unlike any other emotion, it drives us to take matters into our own hands–whether that means risking our reputations or even our lives–to let our one and only know how we feel.In the spirit of Crazy, Stupid Love, which opens in theaters this Friday, we asked our readers to share with us their stories of the craziest, stupidest things they’ve done for love.Here are some of the best:“I’m a touring musician, so sometimes it’s hard to find stability when you are in a different city every night. However, I fell in love at first sight with my girlfriend when in Huntsville, AL. We stayed in touch by texting and calling, and I sent letters and postcards from every city I performed in. When I finally got back home to Portland, I had to find a way to see her in the opposite corner of the country. My best friend worked at an airline company and got me tickets to see her. However, since there were no direct flights, each trip I took to see her required two flights, a 45-minute taxi ride, and then a 2-hour bus trip! I made the trip every other week until she finally moved to Portland to be with me!”-Simon T., 30, OR“My bride and I remarry in a different state or country every year. This year, number fourteen, we went to New Mexico and got remarried in a hot air balloon! Our other crazy weddings have been in a 500-year-old windmill in Germany, swimming with the dolphins (Best mammal and Brides mammal), at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas, and in Las Vegas as King and Queen at Excalibur.” -Evan Money, 26, CA“In 2008, a month after I got my Master’s of Social Work in nonprofit administration, I quit my job as the second in command at a rapidly growing nonprofit organization that I’d worked at for five years to move to Calcutta, India for two years in order for my husband to do research for his Ph.D. The jury is still out on whether the story has a happy ending for my career. However, there’s nothing like living in an excruciatingly hot developing country for two years with no air conditioning to really make or break you — and in my case, the experience really solidified the bond my husband and I have.”-Mandy Van Deven, 31, NY“About 7 years ago I met a guy on a Greyhound bus. He was a fast talker and I was desperate! Within weeks, he had come to my new hometown to tell me that he was a professional shoplifter, taking back from the corporate world what they ‘don’t deserve to keep for themselves.’ Yep, he was crazy. And I was crazy in love with him. So, I dumped my apartment and my job and joined him on his cross-country campaign to cripple corporate America. Of course, I just ended up hurt and homeless and abused… Needless to say I wouldnt recommend dumping your ENTIRE LIFE for a guy!”-Elise A., WATell us: what’s the craziest, stupidest thing you’ve ever done for love?last_img read more

BP and Amoco offering gas discount to first responders

first_imgWith all the negative information with the COVID-19 pandemic, there has also been some good news. BP and Amoco announced, on their webpage, that its gas stations will be offering 50 cents off per gallon to local first responders, doctors, nurses and hospital workers as a thank you for their hard work.The only catch is that you have to verify your id online to get the discount code.  Simply verify your community status by clicking here to obtain your 50 cents per gallon discount to use on your next fuel purchase at BP and Amoco. How to use the discount at the pump according to the BP website:Press cancelEnter your discount codePress EnterFollow prompts on screenlast_img read more

Reds pull plug on Remy deal

first_imgQPR striker Loic Remy’s proposed move to Liverpool is off after the Reds pulled out due to concerns over the player’s medical, Press Association Sport understands. Remy, 27, scored 14 goals in the Barclays Premier League last season for Newcastle while on a season-long loan from QPR and subsequently played for his country at the World Cup. He has been with the R’s since January 2013, netting six goals in 14 appearances for them. He was expected to become what would have been Liverpool’s fifth new signing of the summer, with them having already recruited Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Emre Can and Lazar Markovic. It emerged on Friday that Lallana could miss the start of the new season after he injured a knee in training in Boston. The 26-year-old England midfielder, who joined the Reds from Southampton earlier this month, sustained a knock to his lateral collateral ligament. Press Associationcenter_img Remy has this week been with the Merseysiders in Boston, where they are on a pre-season tour, ahead of what was expected to be the completion of a deal reports suggested would be for around £8million. With personal terms understood to have been agreed, it was initially thought that problems with paperwork had caused a delay to the transfer being sealed, but it now appears it will not go through at all because of Liverpool’s worries relating to the France international’s physical condition. last_img read more

West Brom striker Saido Berahino going nowhere in January

first_img Tottenham and Newcastle are interested in the striker, but Albion have no intention of cashing in before Monday’s transfer deadline, Press Association Sport understands. They rejected four bids from Spurs in the summer – which led to Berahino threatening to strike – but have not received any offers during the January window. Saido Berahino is set to stay at West Brom, with the Baggies unwilling to sell this month. Tottenham’s offers would have been paid in instalments, with their final bid rising to £23million, and their approach strained the relationship between the clubs, although any differences have since been patched up. Albion chairman Jeremy Peace has been bullish in his stance over Berahino, with no club getting close to his valuation of the 22-year-old, and with just days left of the January transfer window it is understood the Baggies do not expect to receive an acceptable offer. The England Under-21 international has scored four goals in 19 games this term – and has not started a match since October – after netting 20 times last season. Last month head coach Tony Pulis said Berahino was lucky to be included in the squad for their 1-0 win over Newcastle because of behind-the-scenes issues, with the forward’s time-keeping understood to be a problem. Berahino will have one year left on his contract in the summer, yet Peace would still then only entertain sizeable offers. The Baggies revealed they spent £36million in the summer and will only sign new players – likely to be on loan – if they are able to move others out. James Chester was an £8million recruit from Hull but the defender has played just seven times, making only one Barclays Premier League start. Cristian Gamboa and Sebastien Pocognoli will also be allowed to leave if the club can find buyers, while Serge Gnabry’s season-long loan from Arsenal is still yet to be officially cancelled. QPR’s Matty Phillips has been linked but, while he was an Albion target in the summer, Press Association Sport understands any fresh move is unlikely. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Badgers, Huskies split

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoST. CLOUD, Minn. ? When the weekend began, Wisconsin controlled its WCHA playoff positioning. After a 3-2 loss to St. Cloud State Saturday night at the National Hockey Center, it can only restlessly sit back and wait.Despite winning 2-1 in the series opener Friday, the Badgers (15-14-7, 11-12-5 WCHA) remain just one point ahead of the Huskies (17-14-3, 12-12-2) in the race for fifth place and home ice in the conference playoffs that begin March 14. Without any regular season games remaining, UW can only hold out hope St. Cloud plays poorly next weekend against North Dakota.?It does suck that it?s out of our hands,? Wisconsin defenseman Kyle Klubertanz said. ?But we try and control the things we can control and see what happens.?The Badgers fought hard Saturday, taking a 2-1 lead on goals from Ben Grotting and Michael Davies on the power play. Unlucky bounces and the special teams disparity both in attempts (seven to four) and goals (two to one), however, made the difference.Garrett Roe and Matt Hartman scored during the back-end of an extended 5-on-3 late in the second period.Making those goals hard to digest was the fact that Wisconsin held for much of the one minute, 39 seconds against the top power play unit in the WCHA. Shane Connelly faced only one shot because Blake Geoffrion kept blocking pucks.Unfortunately, the Badger forward?s last block deflected out to Roe in the right faceoff circle, who then buried it top shelf to even the score at 2-2.?We were so close to killing that 5-on-3, we had it,? Klubertanz said. ?It was just one of those nights.?Thirty-five seconds later, Hartman flipped the eventual game winner past Connelly.Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves disagreed with both of the penalty calls on Davis Drewiske and Josh Engel and thought his team shouldn?t have ever been put in that bind.?If you’re going to put us down 5-on-3, in my book, it better be a hell of a call,? Eaves said.Referee Derek Shepard also halted a potential game-tying goal by forward Andy Bohmbach 7:28 into the third period.He blew his whistle prematurely, believing St. Cloud goaltender Jase Weslosky had snared a rebound when the sophomore hadn?t.?He was too far away on that play to blow the whistle,? Eaves said of Shepard?s call. ?I don?t think he worked hard enough on that play.?While the Badgers toughened it out and played like a team with a lot at stake, they didn?t get the quality shots around the net Saturday that they had Friday.?We weren?t as sharp as we were Friday night,? Eaves said. ?We didn?t keep things simple like we did Friday, like getting pucks at the net and bodies at the net.?For some reason we tried to make fancy plays and, as a result, we didn?t create as much offensively.?In the first game of the series, Wisconsin not only learned its lesson by coming out strong on a Friday night ? something the team hadn?t done in several weeks ? but it essentially shut down one of the top offenses in the country in the process.?We talked about if you?re going to beat this team, you?re not going to shut them down, but you want to limit them and their offensive people,? Eaves said.Minus a power play goal 4:03 into the first period, the Badgers held the Huskies in check. They did it with strong defense.?We were in their lanes, blocking shots,? Connelly said, who faced just 15 shots all game. ?What we did tonight was really good.??We just couldn?t make any plays at all in transition,? St. Cloud State head coach Bob Motzko said.Wisconsin?s offense also did its part, getting goals from Davis Drewiske and Ben Street scored one minute, one second apart to open the second period Friday.Drewiske clanked a shot in just below the crossbar on the man-advantage for his third goal of the season, and Street slapped a rebound out of midair for the game-winner.St. Cloud State took advantage of a penalty for too many men on the ice when the wrong Wisconsin player subbed in 3:23 into the first. Lasch banged home a pass from Andreas Nodl through the crease to give St. Cloud a 1-0 lead. It was a play the Huskies run frequently and that the Badgers expected to see during the series.Practicing for it and actually stopping it during a game situation are entirely different, Connelly said.?When you?re in a game situation, I find it tougher to really try and cheat knowing that Lasch scores a lot of backdoor goals because if I move a little bit too early, Nodl?s going to have a shot,? Connelly said. ?It?s just one of those things you hopefully have to get lucky on.?St. Cloud tried the same play again on the ensuing power play. While Connelly failed to cover his backside in time, the post was there to deflect the puck away. It wouldn?t be the only time the post came into play during the game.In a frantic final minute of the third period, forward John Swanson?s rocket from the hash marks did everything but go into the net. It slammed off the left post, traversed the crease, kicked off the right post and the Badgers held on.last_img read more

Syracuse advances to quarterfinals of ACC tournament with 83-64 victory over North Carolina

first_imgAlexis Peterson’s 29 points led sixth-seeded Syracuse (21-9, 11-5 Atlantic Coast) to an 83-64 victory over North Carolina Thursday night at the HTC Center in Conway, South Carolina. With the ACC Tournament second round win, the Orange will advance to face third-seeded Duke on Friday at 8 p.m.Eleven 3-pointers, 32 points in the paint and 27 points off turnovers helped Syracuse spring out to a 30-23 lead. By the end of the third quarter, SU commanded a 25-point advantage. The Orange’s 32 second-chance points is its highest total since Dec. 4 against Central Connecticut State, a 21-game span.“We had to rebound the ball,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “We really did a good job of crashing the boards and getting opportunities, second-chance opportunities and we were really aggressive.”Peterson, who was named this week the ACC Player of the Year, added six assists and grabbed seven rebounds. Redshirt senior guard Brittney Sykes scored 16 points and had 12 rebounds while senior center Briana Day scored 11 points and had a game-high 15 boards. Senior forward Isabella Slim scored nine points on 3-of-7 from the floor, the most she has scored since Jan. 8.Tip between the Orange and Blue Devils is set for Friday at 8 p.m. On Feb. 10, then-No. 14 Blue Devils handed Syracuse a 72-55 loss in Durham. In that meeting, Peterson and Sykes were held to a combined 30 points. SU committed 15 turnovers, shot only 25.4 percent from the field and got out-rebounded by nine. Duke’s 44 paint points were the most SU has allowed since December 2015.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They attacked us in transition and when you don’t score, you can’t press, and that was big for us because we didn’t make enough shots,” Hillsman said. “We couldn’t get into our pressure. Hopefully we can get some shots to go in early and be able to press them.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 2, 2017 at 11:37 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

Strong Q3 US trading sees Gambling.com edge ahead

first_img Submit Gambling.com strengthens US presence with Indiana launch December 19, 2019 StumbleUpon Share Gambling.com launches SlotSource.com July 30, 2020 Gambling.com maintains momentum against COVID-19 impacts August 19, 2020 Share Related Articles Gambling.com Group Plc has recorded a slower period of growth for Q3 2019, with revenues up 2% to 4.16m euros, but the firm is still 22% ahead of 2018 for the first three quarters.The digital marketing firm reported New Depositing Customers (NDCs) for the period increased by 4% to 18,411 however adjusted EBITDA (excluding non-recurring costs) dropped to 610,000 euros from  1.52m euros, corresponding to an adjusted EBITDA margin of 15% compared to 37% in the corresponding period.Gambling.com Group CEO Charles Gillespie commented: “While continuing market challenges in the UK and Sweden resulted in a slower overall growth rate, the Group continues to see strong growth outside of these core markets, with revenue growth from all other markets, including the US, amounting to 161% year on year in the quarter.”The firm highlighted this quarter’s growth investment from Edison Partners of USD $15.5m million, of which USD 6.98m corresponds to new equity, to further expand the Group operations. This has coincided with Gregg Michaelson, a partner at Edison Partners, joined Gambling.com Group’s board of directors as the sixth member of the board from September 2019.Gambling.com Group also started providing services to licensed gaming operators in Pennsylvania and West Virginia after receiving approvals from Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and the West Virginia Lottery.The Group also settled the final outstanding EUR 1.33 million due for assets acquired in January 2018.last_img read more