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Agreement signed on financing the development of amendments to the spatial plan of the Plitvice Lakes National Park


first_imgThe signing of the Agreement provided all the preconditions for the adoption of the decision of the Government of the Republic of Croatia on the initiation of Amendments to the existing plan.The Agreement on Financing the Development of Amendments to the Spatial Plan of the Area of ​​Special Features of the Public Institution of the Plitvice Lakes National Park was signed today by the Minister of Environmental Protection and Energy, Dr. Sc. Tomislav Ćorić, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia and Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Predrag Štromar, Director of the Croatian Institute for Spatial Development Irena Matković and Director of the Public Institution Plitvice Lakes National Park Tomislav Kovačević.Financial resources will be provided by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy, which initiated these changes, said Minister Ćorić, adding that the Ministry is undertaking a number of other activities aimed at improving the situation in the Plitvice Lakes National Park. “On the one hand, the development of a new National Park Management Plan has been initiated, which will, among other things, contribute to a better organization of visits, work is underway to repair losses in public sewerage, and a wastewater treatment plant will be procured and installed by June this year.”Concluded Coric.The holder of the project for drafting amendments to the spatial plan is the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning, and all activities will be coordinated by the Croatian Institute for Spatial Development. “With targeted changes, we want to improve the existing plan and preserve our national pearl”Said Deputy Prime Minister Predrag Stromar, emphasizing that this primarily refers to the creation of a basis for a better water supply and sewerage network, as well as to prevent the growth of construction in the most sensitive areas of the National Park.The director of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, Tomislav Kovačević, is also satisfied with the signed agreement, emphasizing that this is an additional step towards sustainable development and preservation of the value of the national park, which, as he said, this park deserves.Related news:TOMISLAV KOVAČEVIĆ NEW DIRECTOR OF PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK“THE PLITVICE TIMES” – THE FIRST TOURIST MAGAZINE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROMOTING STORIES FROM ALL OVER THE CHARACTERlast_img read more


Virus concerns prompt Democrats to hold largely virtual nominating convention


first_imgDemocrats will hold a largely virtual convention in August to nominate Joe Biden as their presidential candidate, the party said on Wednesday, with Biden giving his acceptance speech in person in Milwaukee, but state delegations staying home.The decision comes as novel coronavirus cases are spiking in several states nationwide, including California, Florida and Texas, further upending the 2020 presidential race.Republicans, in contrast, plan to hold a largely in-person event in Jacksonville, Florida, in August, intending to have President Donald Trump accept his nomination on Aug. 27 before thousands in an indoor arena. “Leadership means being able to adapt to any situation,” Tom Perez, chair of the Democratic National Committee, said in a statement. “That’s exactly what we’ve done with our convention. Unlike this president, Joe Biden and Democrats are committed to protecting the health and safety of the American people.”Milwaukee was originally chosen as the site of the convention because Wisconsin is a battleground state in the Nov. 3 general election. Opinion polls show Biden with a lead over Trump there. Trump’s victory in Wisconsin in 2016 helped propel him to the presidency.Delegates will conduct all convention business remotely, including casting their votes for Biden as the nominee, the party said.A poll conducted by the University of North Florida released on Wednesday found that almost 60 percent of Jacksonville residents opposed the Republican convention being held in their city. Respondents cited concerns over the coronavirus and potential protests over racial justice and police brutality.Topics : The Republicans moved the speech from Charlotte, North Carolina, after the state’s Democratic governor refused to relax social-distancing rules aimed at curbing the coronavirus.It was not clear if Biden’s speech, expected for Aug. 20 at a Milwaukee convention center, would have a live audience.Biden, who was vice president for eight years under Barack Obama, has been critical of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, saying he has pressed states such as Florida to reopen their economies too quickly and disregarded health and safety concerns.After holding a rally at an arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday, Trump spoke at a campaign event on Tuesday in Arizona, another state being hit hard by a surge of coronavirus cases.last_img read more


Governor Wolf Announces Expansion of Clarion Sintered Metals in Elk County, Creation of 55 New Jobs


first_img August 18, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced Clarion Sintered Metals (CSM), a powdered metal company primarily serving the automotive component industry, will expand both of its facilities in Ridgway, Elk County, and create 55 new Pennsylvania jobs.“It’s great to see yet another manufacturer expanding right here in Pennsylvania,” Governor Wolf said. “Clarion Sintered Metals is not only creating 55 new manufacturing jobs with this project, but it is retaining a further 262, meaning it will remain a boon to the Elk County community for years to come. When strong manufacturers choose to grow in the commonwealth, it’s a win for the company, it’s a win for Pennsylvania, and it’s a win for our workers.”CSM currently operates in two facilities: a main plant and a second facility within a mile of the main plant. CSM plans to construct a total of over 60,000 square feet in the facilities that will enable the company to better meet current demand and future growth projections. The company has committed to investing at least $6,180,000 into the project, which will create 55 new jobs over the next three years and retain 262 more.“Clarion Sintered Metals is honored to receive the support of the Governor’s Action Team,” said Dave Bosnik, vice president of operations at CSM. “This award will impact the future business growth of CSM and will allow us to bring additional jobs to Elk County.”CSM received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $110,000 Pennsylvania First grant and $110,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be issued following the creation of the new jobs. The company has also been encouraged to apply for a $1,890,000 low-interest loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.Clarion Sintered Metals specializes in the manufacture of high volume, ferrous-based powdered metal components. It provides high-quality structural parts to the automotive, lawn and garden, agricultural, and industrial markets. CSM also offers complete engineering and design assistance including raw material recommendations.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.center_img Governor Wolf Announces Expansion of Clarion Sintered Metals in Elk County, Creation of 55 New Jobslast_img read more