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The Ministry of Tourism has provided up to HRK 25 million for public tourism infrastructure

first_imgThe program will co-finance projects for the arrangement of sea and other beaches, the continuation of construction, extension, reconstruction or adaptation, and multimedia equipping of visitor centers and interpretation centers and public tourist infrastructure in the function of active tourism. The Ministry co-finances up to 80 percent, or up to 90 percent of the eligible / eligible costs of implementing an individual project. The maximum amount of co-financing will depend on the development index of local and regional self-government units – so I. and II. development group of regional self-government units and I., II., III. and IV. the group of development of local self-government units have the right to co-financing projects in the amount of up to 90 percent of eligible / eligible costs, and other groups up to 80 percent of eligible / eligible costs. “Sustainable tourism is based on quality management of all segments within the destination, not only tourist offers and products, but also tourist and other public infrastructure. That is why through this program we want to continuously encourage investment in creating a new attractive base and a more even spatial distribution of demand. So far, this Government has co-financed 267 projects with almost 90 million kuna through this program, and I believe that this year this program will prepare numerous projects that will increase the tourist attractiveness of destinations, and thus the competitiveness of all Croatian tourism., stressed Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli. For beach projects, the minimum amount of support is HRK 200.000,00, and the maximum is HRK 1.000.000,00. For co-financing the continuation of visitor centers and interpretation centers, the amount ranges from a minimum of HRK 100.000,00 to a maximum of HRK 1.000.000,00 of support. The Ministry of Tourism announced Public Call for submitting applications for the allocation of grants under the Program for the Development of Public Tourist Infrastructure in 2020, for which up to HRK 25 million has been provided for local and regional self-government units. The public call is open until May 1, 2020. The Ministry continues to co-finance the arrangement and marking of existing and new cycling, walking and riding routes, procurement and installation of service stations for bicycle repair, procurement and installation of bicycle / traffic counters and arrangement of cycling rest areas / lookouts on cycling routes. The funds are intended for regional self-government units – counties. The minimum amount of support is HRK 100.000,00, and the maximum is HRK 500.000,00 per project. Source: Ministry of TourismPhoto: Pixabaylast_img read more


Why be afraid of the word ‘Christmas’?

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWell, it’s that time of year again when the media and public officials are afraid to say the word Christmas. The holiday parade in Schenectady is a perfect example.When I saw the news coverage of the parade, I actually saw Christmas trees and marchers in colorful elf-like hats and outfits. Some even wore lights around their necks that looked an awful lot like Christmas tree lights. It’s nice that The Gazette sponsored the holiday parade, but on page 2 of the Nov. 19 paper, you showed a picture of the Santa Claus float. Then I saw a TV advertisement for the South Glens Falls holiday parade showing a picture of, you guessed it, the one and only, Santa Claus. What holiday do people usually think of when they see Santa?I’m wondering just what holidays they are referring to other than Christmas. I didn’t see a turkey or any pilgrim outfits or any other holiday symbols that didn’t relate to Christmas. So, why can’t they call it what it really is?Is it because they are afraid they will offend someone? They don’t seem to be concerned that they might offend me or millions of other people who really do believe in Christmas. I think the parade is a good thing that is enjoyed by many. I also know that this letter won’t change a thing. But I just wish they could find a way to call Christmas by its real name and set aside this annual charade.Please stop pretending Christmas doesn’t exist. It does.Roy ScottSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more


Letters to the Editor for Saturday, May 4

first_imgLook past the false claims in Spa raceKara Rosettie (“Board slate enlists GOP strategist,” The Gazette April 27) is incorrect in her assertions regarding the Saratoga Springs school board election.Those who oppose armed grounds monitors on school property are not “anti-school safety.”Candidates for school board are not “independent” if they take money from a political action committee that hires an out-of-town Republican operative as an election consultant. Accept the good and bad of U.S. historyIn the midst of a fine column by Karen Cookson in Sunday’s April 28 Gazette, she included the sentence, “bigotry is being re-examined—even sweet old Kate Smith and Stephen Foster are being chastised (and rightly so) for their racist songs.”Oh how we like to get on our soapboxes in judging others for their foibles, acting as if we are so right about everything. Saratoga Springs voters are smart enough to see through these misrepresentations.And those smart voters will support John Brueggemann, Natalya Lakhtakia, and Heather Reynolds in the May 21 election.Andrea WiseSaratoga Springs Cartoon crossed the line of good tasteYour editorial cartoon in the April 29 Daily Gazette (depicting evangelist Franklin Graham’s support of President Trump for not being gay) was disgusting.Helen MartinScotia Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionLeave Trump alone and do your jobsI wish our politicians would knock off their nonsense with the president and get to work for which you are being paid to do.The economy is going great. The stock market is near the highest it’s ever been. You elected officials are just mad because a non-political person won the election two years ago and you can’t push him around. He’s not a puppet you can control. You politicians should be ashamed of yourselves. Social Security is going to run out of money in 2035. Why don’t you worry about putting our money back into it? If we took money that didn’t belong to us, we would be in jail. Maybe you should be.Put it back, leave the president alone and do your job that you were elected to do.Jim PrattBallston Spa Plenty of reasons for Trump impeachmentRobert Mueller’s findings provide constitutional grounds for impeaching Trump. Only public opinion, however, will persuade House members to impeach, and senators to convict.Polls show that Trump approval dipped significantly, though temporarily, after release of Mueller’s report, from 44 to 39 percent. This suggests that a whopping 10 percent (5/44) of Trump supporters actually might waver.Supporters resist arguments like: Trump obstructed justice by seeking to silence investigators. Trump broke campaign finance laws by paying to silence exploited women.  I was raised in Virginia during the 1950s, and learning Stephen Foster songs was part of the curriculum. “My old Kentucky Home,” “Oh! Susanna,” and “Swanee River” were some of Foster’s repertoire that gets lost when we condemn him to the “racist” pile. He’s considered “the father of American music.”And my are we getting high and mighty by condemning Kate Smith as a racist. That particular line in Cookson’s column was totally unnecessary and indicative of an elitist view. And shame on the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Yankees for not standing up for Kate.History is history with all of its warts and imperfections! We need to know and accept it, not rewrite it.Gerard F. HavasyClifton Park Although I don’t live in the area surrounding Saratoga Hospital, I have lived in Saratoga Springs and Wilton for over 30 years and my family and I have used its facilities extensively.I’m very dismayed to hear all of the negative comments from neighbors regarding the improvements that the hospital would like to make. My understanding is that one of the improvements would be to allow for a more comprehensive stroke center.As I had two strokes and two transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) since Feb. 1, I feel I can comment first-hand on the need for these services here in Saratoga Springs. Although I started out at the hospital in all of these occurrences, I had to be sent by ambulance to Albany Med, as Saratoga Hospital was unable to care for me.I believe the folks who are speaking out against the hospital’s plans are being extremely short-sighted and perhaps even foolish to think they might never need the new services that will be available.Saratoga Hospital is a great hospital. Let us not stand in the way of making it even better.Tom FederlinSaratoga Springs Report shows Trump violated oath of officeWhen Donald Trump took the oath of office in January 2017, he promised that “to the best of his ability he would preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”The judicial system was established by the Constitution and, therefore, it’s the president’s duty to uphold the integrity of the judicial system. The Mueller report indicates that Trump did not uphold the integrity of the judicial system.The redacted report identified 10 instances of possible obstruction of justice by President Trump. Two such instances are of particular concern.The first is the president’s statement to FBI Director James Comey regarding the investigation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Trump told Comey, “I hope you can see your way to letting this go.” Comey refused to cooperate and was subsequently fired by Trump. center_img Saratoga Hospital is vital for community Currently, when someone has committed a crime or an act of terrorism against humanity and goes to prison, they have lost the right or privilege to vote for good.I’m for anybody who has gone to prison, who has done their time and paid their debt to society and tries to help themselves to do better and not go back to prison. But they should not be able to vote because once they go to prison, they lose the right and privilege that we Americans enjoy. That is the right and privilege to vote.Anthony Peter Carota IIISchenectady Russia interfered in our elections, and Trump approved. Trump associates conspired with Russian hackers to win his election. Trump knew, and even directed this. Numerous Trump associates were indicted, convicted or pleaded guilty to crimes.Such offenses provide legal and constitutional grounds for impeaching Trump for his basket of deplorable actions and associates.Today’s Congress, however, will muster the needed political will only if its members see their own seats at risk. They might if constitutional, legal and political forces together make a groundswell of constituents feel at imminent and substantial risk from Trump’s “criminocracy.”Risks include Trump’s refusal to protect elections from foreign interference, refusal to uphold the Constitution, refusal to divest from conflicts of interest and continuing susceptibility to Russian leverage against Trump and against American interests because of ‘kompromat’ and debts to oligarchs.Testimony of Mueller and informants, and their separate counterintelligence findings, will reveal details to Congress, and unclassified details to the public.Congress may not lead us to impeach, but it might be led to impeach.Dr. Robert A. Michaels, PhDNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Cuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccine The second is Trump’s order to White House counsel Don McGahn. Trump told McGahn to “correct” a New York Times story that reported Trump had earlier instructed McGahn to fire Mueller. Trump also asked McGahn why he had told Mueller’s investigators about the directive to remove Mueller. McGahn answered that he had to tell the investigators the truth. McGahn eventually resigned.The report did not exonerate Trump of obstruction of justice. However, Attorney General William Barr attempted to rationalize Trump’s behavior as “justified” and stated that there was no obstruction of justice. In any case, given the evidence, it’s clear that Trump did not “preserve, protect, and defend” the judicial system and thus, broke his oath to the American people.Don SteinerSchenectady Stop calling Rubin a moderate/conservativePlease stop referring to Jennifer Rubin as writing from a moderate/conservative perspective. This person is an extreme NeverTrumper who has not expressed a conservative viewpoint in years.And for heaven’s sake, don’t reference her as a demonstration of presenting balanced perspectives in your opinion pages. She and her declarations are distinctly far left of center, and any rebuttal to that perspective is a sincere insult to your remaining conservative readers.Randy L. GrayClifton Park No voting for people who go to prisonThere has been some talk among our elected officials that some of the people who have gone to prison should still have the right or privilege to vote.Now don’t get me wrong here, but as a very proud American who enjoys the right and privilege to vote, I strongly disagree.Let me explain why I disagree and why I also believe that they still have some rights, but have lost the right and privilege to vote. Focus on family, daily life, not on TrumpI’m wondering if we could go one day, or even one hour, without hearing the Trump name. We are so focused on his every move and word, we forget about our daily lives. With election time in the near future, it’s only going to get worse. Why not let the government take over the job of watching Trump, and we concentrate on home and family? Trump hopefully will come and go, but our families are here forever.Marty ShantyCharltonlast_img read more


Which suburbs give renters the best returns?

first_img35/2A Alpita St, Kuraby. Picture: has three suburbs which have achieved the top best returns for investors – yes they are all unit markets, but no it’s not inner city.Looking to enter the investment market? Many investors start out with a unit and these are the top six Brisbane suburbs with the highest gross rental yield in the past 12 months.Units in Kuraby, Carseldine and Holland Park all returned an indicative gross rental yield of 6.5 per cent in the past 12 months according to figures from CoreLogic.Units in Coopers Plains had a return of 6.3 per cent, Robertson, 6.2 per cent and Wynnum West, 6.1 per cent.35/2A Alpita St, Kuraby. Picture: had the most affordable median unit price of $295,000, Carseldine had $312,500 and Holland Park had the highest unit median at $345,000.At Kuraby, a three-bedroom unit at 35/2A Alpita St, is listed for offers of more than $310,000. The lowset townhouse can be rented for about $410 week.It has a combined lounge and dining area leading out to a courtyard which wraps around the property. Inside the floors are tiled throughout and there is carpet in the bedrooms.30/31 Matthew St, Carseldine. Picture: from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoEach bedroom has ceiling fans and built-in wardrobes. It is part of a secure gated complex which has a swimming pool and barbecue area. It is listed through Peter Mitchell of Harcourts Nexus – Springwood.At Carseldine, a two-bedroom unit at 30/31 Matthew St, has been reduced to $335,000. The ground floor villa has been returning about $360 a week rent and is only three years old.The bedrooms, living area and kitchen are all on the ground floor as is a patio. It comes with a fully fenced exclusive use courtyard and has airconditioning and ceiling fans.It is listed through Mark Shorrock of Bluestone Property Management.At Holland Park, a two-bedroom unit at 4/31 Victor St, is listed for offers of more than $369,000. The top floor unit is in a boutique complex of six.Both bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. There is an open plan lounge and dining area and access to a front balcony through double sliding doors.4/31 Victor St, Holland Park. Picture: comes with a single lockup garage which is the largest in the complex.It is listed through Brad Sissons and Maddison Hayward of Coronis Coorparoo.last_img read more


Port of Ghent, Zeeland Seaports to Present Merger Plans

first_imgBelgian Port of Ghent and Dutch Zeeland Seaports are to presented a balanced merger agreement to their shareholders and works councils as the latest step in their merger plans.Next week, the two port authorities will present these proposals to their shareholders. It is expected that they will put them on the agendas of their municipal and provincial executives in October and November.The ports are setting out how the merger, which was unveiled in November 2016, will be given shape on the basis of equality. Over the next three months, shareholders and councils are expected to return their verdict on the merger between the two port authorities.The move comes on the back of the merger talks undertaken on November 7, 2016 at the Flemish-Dutch summit.After several months of financial, legal and other studies, at the end of June the shareholders and works councils of both port authorities were presented with the outline of a possible merger in the form of a merger protocol. In the summer months, the outline accord was worked up into a merger agreement, articles of association and a shareholders’ agreement.The starting point for the merger agreement is to achieve a merger on a fully equal basis (50%-50%) and thus create a single cross-border port area and a single new unified port authority.As regards the hoped-for merger, all signals for Zeeland Seaports and the Port of Ghent are now set to green. Following the approval of the merger agreement by the eight municipal and provincial authorities, the new name of the unified cross-border port area and the merged company will be announced. This is provisionally planned for December 8, the Port of Ghent informed.last_img read more


Japan’s 2017 LNG imports rise 0.4 percent

first_imgLNG World News Staff Image courtesy of Tokyo ElectricJapan, the world’s largest buyer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), increased its imports of the fuel in 2017, for the first time in three years.The country imported 83.63 million tonnes million mt of LNG in the January-December period, a rise of 0.4 percent as compared to the year before, according to the provisional data released by Japan’s  Ministry of Finance.Japan paid about $35.6 billion for LNG imports last year, a rise of 19.3 percent year-on-year.The country’s coal imports for power generation rose by 4.3 percent to 114.5 million tonnes, the data showed.Imports of LNG and coal for power generation mainly rose due to nuclear shutdowns. Only four out of 42 operable nuclear reactors are currently running in Japan.LNG imports were also boosted in December due to winter demand. These LNG imports increased 5.4 percent year-on-year to 7.95 million tonnes.Japan remains by far to be the world’s top buyer of LNG importing more than 45 million tonnes than China that took over South Korea as the world’s second-biggest buyer of the fuel last year.last_img read more


Michael Droege

first_imgMichael W. Droege, 55, of Versailles passed away Sunday, October 28, 2018 at University Goodman Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born at Batesville on September 30, 1963 the son of Karl Droege and Rita Holtegel. Survivors include his mother Rita Roberts of Versailles; one sister Vicky Caviness of Seymour, and 8 cousins. He was preceded in death by his father. Mr. Droege was a 1981 graduate of South Ripley High School. He served with the US Air Force from 1982 to 1988 with the Tactical Air Command and Control, being discharged with the rank of Sergeant. For service to his country Michael received the Air Commendation Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon, and the Air Force Training Ribbon. In civilian life Michael was employed at the Wal-Mart distribution center in Seymour where worked in fleet maintenance as a diesel mechanic. Michael was a member of the Versailles American Legion. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 31st at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Randy Thieman, minister of the Versailles Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in the Tanglewood Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be from 9am until time of services on Wednesday. Memorials may be given to the Versailles Fire Department, Rescue 69, or the Fisher House in Cincinnati in care of the funeral home.last_img read more


Batesville CYO Basketball Results

first_imgSt. Louis-1 defeated Holy Family 70-58.  St. Louis-1 trailed 35-33 at halftime. But in the second half St. Louis-1 would outscore Holy Family 37-23 to secure the win. We really played well in the second half. This was great team effort. Bruins Scoring. Lane Oesterling 33, George Ritter 13, Cooper Williams 9, Alex Westerfeld 6, Calvin Sherwood 5, Sam Giesting 4.Courtesy of Bruins Coach Roger Dietz.St. Louis-3 played their best game of the year but came up short as they were defeated by St. Mary’s-2’s 43-40. St. Louis-2 were led in scoring by Joey Gutzwiller and Luke Wilson with 8 points.Courtesy of Bruins Coach Chris Lanning.last_img read more


Lampard alerts Abraham of Werner competition

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Frank Lampard has revealed he has spoken to former Aston Villa striker Tammy Abraham after Chelsea confirmed the signing of Timo Werner.Abraham, who fired Villa to promotion from the Championship last season with 26 goals, has found the net 16 times since returning to Stamford Bridge. But the England international will face competition from Werner next season after a deal to sign the forward from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig was announced on Thursday.Speaking ahead of Abraham’s return to Villa Park on Sunday, Lampard confirmed discussions have taken place and said he will be pleased to have another option.“I have spoken to Tammy before about competition,” Lampard told “I don’t have to address every player if another one comes in. It’s how it has been in the Abramovich era.“He has been fantastic this season. He has to sustain and improve because at Chelsea we have demands. I am happy to have options and competitions for places.”The Chelsea manager added: “Timo’s talent, humility and work ethic is one thing that stood out when I talked to him. “I think he is clearly a player we liked. I have certainly followed him for a while just as a talented player before I took this job. He will strengthen us, he is a huge talent who had a fantastic season.”Dean Smith wanted to retain Abraham’s services for this season and although a deal wasn’t possible, the 22-year-old paid tribute to Villa ahead of this weekend’s clash.“Last season when I knew I was going out on loan, my plan was to remain in the Premier League but it didn’t happen that way,” he said in an interview last week.“Thankfully I went to a good club like Aston Villa. I could build that confidence back and do my thing there and we had a really good season.”Tags: Aston VillaChelseaStamford BridgeTammy AbrahamTimo Wernerlast_img read more


Gattuso Steps Down as Milan Boss

first_imgThey finished fifth in the table, missing out on a place in next season’s Champions League by one point.“I have had the privilege to get to know Rino Gattuso over the past six months since my arrival at the club,” said AC Milan chief executive Ivan Gazidis.“Rino has given everything to our efforts this season, and has worked tirelessly, always taking full responsibility, putting the club above every other consideration.“I want to say from the bottom of our hearts, thank you Rino.”AC Milan, seven-time champions of Europe, have not played in the Champions League since 2013-14.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Head Coach Gennaro Gattuso has left AC Milan by “mutual agreement” after the Serie A club missed out on Champions League qualification.The 41-year-old former midfielder, who played 468 matches for the club, had two years left on his contract.“AC Milan wishes to thank Gennaro Gattuso for his leadership during the last 18 months,” said a club statement.last_img read more