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House of Petar Preradović in action A week of rest worthwhile

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first_imgThe reduced ticket price for pupils, students, pensioners and children older than six (6) years with a 50% discount will be HRK 5,00, while the regular price is HRK 10,00. Photo: Kristijan Toplak, Virovitica-Podravina County The Petar Preradović House Interpretation Center responded to the invitation to participate in the new action ‘A week worth of vacation’ organized by the Ministry of Tourism in cooperation with the Croatian National Tourist Board. The reduced price with a 50% discount for a group of at least 10 people will be HRK 10,00, while the regular ticket price is HRK 20,00. Adults will also have a 50% discount on tickets, and an individual ticket will amount to HRK 15,00, while the regular ticket price is HRK 30,00. By participating in the new campaign ‘Vacation Week Worth’, they are announcing a 50% discount on all tickets for a visit to the Petar Preradović House Interpretation Center in the week from 10 to 19 April 2020. Family ticket prices will also be at a 50% discount and will amount to HRK 25,00 (2 adults + 1 child) while the regular price is HRK 50,00, HRK 30,00 (2 adults + 2 children) and the regular price is 60,00 .35,00 kn, and 2 kn (3 adults + 70,00 and more children) instead of the regular price of XNUMX kn.last_img read more

Amid protests, Pentagon squirms under pressure to do Trump’s political bidding

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first_imgTopics : Minutes earlier, he had declared that he was dispatching “thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers” to help quell unrest, which appeared to invoke the rarely used Insurrection Act to involve the US Army in domestic peace-keeping.The Pentagon stressed that the Insurrection Act had not been activated.But Trump’s words, and the picture of Milley in his camouflage battle dress at the White House, left many nervous.Likewise did Esper telling governors of US states earlier Monday that they should “dominate the battlespace” to end the protests, sounding like he too viewed the situation as war. President Donald Trump wants the US military to take the lead in stopping violent race protests, making the Pentagon increasingly vulnerable to accusations of being a tool for his political goals.Trump put the issue out in front Monday in a made-for-TV show of force.After having police fire tear gas to clear away peaceful protestors in front of the White House, he walked with Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley at his side to a nearby church to pose for pictures. ‘Not aware’ The Pentagon sought Tuesday to dampen the concerns, even as hundreds of army policemen were placed on standby for duty if violence continued in the US capital.A senior official, speaking on grounds of anonymity, insisted that Esper’s “battlespace” was simply his habit of using the jargon of the US military.”It’s the common term we use for the area we are operating in,” he said.As for Milley’s and Esper’s presence when Trump made his political display, the official claimed they had been called to the White House at short notice — hence Milley’s camouflage uniform — and did not know it was going to happen.”The president indicated an interest in viewing the troops outside and the secretary and the chairman went with him,” the official said.”They were not aware that the police and law enforcement had made a decision to clear the square.”center_img ‘Autocratic rule’ That failed to douse concerns that the two top military leaders were being sucked and pressured into Trump’s political plans.”I remain gravely concerned about the President Trump’s seemingly autocratic rule and how it affects the judgment of our military leadership,” said the chair of the House Armed Services Committee, Adam Smith. “The role of the US military in domestic US law enforcement is limited by law,” he added.”It must not be used in violation of those limits and I see little evidence that President Trump understands this fundamental premise.”Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate for president, accused Trump of “using the American military against the American people.”It was clear, too, that African Americans in the US military had their focus on brutality toward blacks and less so on Trump’s machinations.  “Just like most of the Black Airmen and so many others in our ranks … I am outraged at watching another Black man die on television before our very eyes,” tweeted Chief Master Sergeant Kaleth Wright, the senior-most enlisted man in the US Air Force.”I am George Floyd,” he wrote.  One week after the killing of handcuffed African American George Floyd by a Minneapolis policeman sparked protests and riots for racial justice across the country, such talk sparked anger and concerns that Trump would use the military against political foes, and to boost his own stature.”America is not a battleground. Our fellow citizens are not the enemy,” said retired General Martin Dempsey, who held Milley’s job from 2011 to 2105.”I am not convinced that the conditions on our streets, as bad as they are, have risen to the level that justifies a heavy reliance on military troops,” Mike Mullen, Dempsey’s predecessor as the top Pentagon commander, wrote in the Atlantic on Tuesday.”Furthermore, I am deeply worried that as they execute their orders, the members of our military will be co-opted for political purposes.”last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces $10 Million in State Funding to Redevelop Former Gallery Site into Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia

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first_img September 29, 2016 Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Philadelphia, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced a $10 million state grant to aid in the redevelopment of the Gallery, a former shopping center spanning three city blocks from 8th to 10th streets along Market Street in Philadelphia. The $575 million project will transform the site into the new ‘Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia,’ a 730,000 square-foot retail space expected to open in 2018.“We have already shown through our great work on the Papal visit, the Democratic National Convention, and the NFL Draft to be held here next April that Philadelphia is a world class city,” Governor Wolf said. “The redevelopment and modernization of this area is vital to this important section of Philadelphia. This project will not only upgrade the Gallery and create new jobs and retail options, but it will also better connect people visiting this area to public transportation options and enhance pedestrian connection between landmarks like City Hall and Independence Hall.”The $10 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant will help the Philadelphia Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) close a final funding gap in the project, allowing it to become a reality.“Everyone connected with this project sees this as further validation of the significant economic benefits that the Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia brings to this region, not just in jobs and long-term tax revenue, but in further elevating Philadelphia’s status a world class city,” said Joseph Coradino, CEO of PREIT. “We are so grateful for the governor’s support in this initiative and look forward to continuing to work together to fully realize the promise that our project and vision has to offer.”The grant will be used to improve exterior facades that connect the street to public transportation, interior renovations including the installation of new mechanical systems and the replacement of escalators and elevators, and a greatly enhances pedestrian connection between City Hall, the Independence Mall historic area, and the recently expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center and the Avenue of the Arts.“This renovation project will serve as powerful economic engine for the City,” Mayor Kenney said. “It will create construction jobs in the short term, retail and office for jobs for the long term and hundreds of millions in tax revenue.”Throughout the course of the two-year construction period, over 2,100 jobs are expected to be created. Once the Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia has opened, PREIT and Macerich estimate approximately 2,300 direct and indirect permanent jobs will be created, including over 1,000 retail jobs and nearly 300 office jobs.The expected one-time economic impact on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is $560 million, including $480 million for the City of Philadelphia, with an additional yearly economic impact of $300 million throughout the state.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Announces $10 Million in State Funding to Redevelop Former Gallery Site into Fashion Outlets of Philadelphiacenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Governor Wolf’s Week, October 30 – November 5, 2016

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first_img November 04, 2016 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf Governor Wolf’s Week, October 30 – November 5, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter The Blog,  Weekly Update On Monday, Governor Wolf attended a groundbreaking ceremony to announce $3.5 million in funding for the Reading Viaduct Trail Project in Philadelphia.Also this week, Governor Wolf signed multiple pieces of legislation into law.On Wednesday, the governor signed a package of legislation that would reinforce the fight against the opioid abuse epidemic. Fighting the opioid abuse epidemic is a top priority for Governor Wolf and his administration. He thanked the General Assembly for working quickly to these bills to his desk before the end of their fall session.The governor signed legislation that will strengthen the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, restrict the number of pills that can be prescribed to minors or in emergency rooms, establish education curriculum on safe prescribing, and create more locations for the drop-off of prescription drugs.On Thursday, Governor Wolf signed a bill that would reform the state’s unemployment compensation. The new legislation will provide benefits to approximately 44,000 Pennsylvanians and help to ensure that seasonal workers and those who need unemployment insurance will have better and more efficient access to those funds.On Friday, Governor Wolf signed Senate Bill 984 which allows ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate statewide. Also on Friday, the governor signed legislation prohibiting the commonwealth from contracting with any company or organization that engages in an economic boycott against Israel and he signed “Daniel’s Law” which enhances sentencing for individuals who are involved in texting while driving accidents.Governor Wolf’s Week, October 30 – November 5, 2016Monday, 10/31/16Governor Wolf Announces WebpageFX Expansion of National Headquarters in Dauphin County, Creation of 80 JobsGov. Wolf Attends Groundbreaking, Announces $3.5 Million in State Funding for Reading Viaduct Trail Project in PhiladelphiaGovernor’s Award for Safety Excellence Winners AnnouncedGovernor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Former Senator J. Barry Stout and Former Representative Robert “Bob” BelfantiTuesday, 11/1/16Governor Wolf Statement on the TWU/SEPTA StrikeGovernor Wolf Announces Opening of New Pipeline Investment ProgramGovernor Wolf Encourages MLB Commissioner to Keep Uniform Manufacturer in PennsylvaniaWednesday, 11/2/16Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Support Disabled VeteransGovernor Wolf Announces Statewide Planning Project to Boost Pennsylvania’s Solar Energy Development Begins in January 2017Governor Wolf Announces 246 New Jobs with Champion Modular Manufacturing Facility in Juniata CountyGovernor Wolf Signs Bills to Battle Heroin and Opioid CrisisThursday, 11/3/16Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Provide Unemployment Insurance for an Additional 44,000 PennsylvaniansGovernor Wolf Signs 17 Bills into LawFriday, 11/4/16Governor Wolf Signs Law Legalizing Ride-Sharing StatewideGovernor Wolf Signs Bill Prohibiting State from Contracting with Businesses that Boycott IsraelGovernor Wolf Acts on LegislationGovernor Wolf Signs Bill to Deter Texting and DrivingHighlights from The BlogCelebrating Diwali and Tihar in PennsylvaniaIn the Age of Fintech, Cybersecurity is Everyone’s BusinessElection Day GuideSee You At The Polls!Governor Wolf Pledges Ambitious Early Childhood Education PlanGovernor Wolf Signs Legislation Package to Combat the Heroin and Opioid Crisis (Round-up)Voting in PA: Find Your Polling Place for Tuesdaylast_img read more

AP7 should abandon active management – National Audit Office

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first_imgIt said fund AP7 participants were “vulnerable” due to a lack of external controls and supervision, and called on the fund to revise its statement of goals and develop a better means of evaluating its index management and leverage strategy.Lastly, the audit office criticised the Swedish government for failing to focus on these aspects in its own reviews of the fund.AP7 said the fund was working continuously to improve, and saw the review as an “incentive”.And while it found some of the auditor’s recommendations as “reasonable and constructive”, it strongly disagreed on many other points.It described the review as “regrettably misleading”, pointing out that its goal was first and foremost to ensure that those participants who do not make an active selection receive an equally robust pension as those who actively select funds in the system.This goal, according to AP7, was not considered at all in the review, which was “surprising”.While conceding that active management was a “difficult” area, it said the buffer fund had worked hard to find an efficient form of management that balanced risk and return.It also claimed that its approach had outperformed more traditional forms of active management.Since AP7 was launched in 2007, it has returned 52%, compared with 20% for the average saver who selects funds available in the system.AP7 also pointed out that it was subject to comprehensive reviews and monitoring by auditors and the government, and maintained that it had always followed the laws and directives to which it was subject.The fund refuted that there were serious deficiencies in its internal supervision and controls, and said it was sceptical of refining its statement of goals, adding that the audit office had provided no indication of what this should look like.  As of the end of 2012, almost 3m Swedes were invested in AP7, which has approximately SEK130bn (€14.6bn) in assets. Sweden’s National Audit Office (Riksrevisionen) has recommended that AP7, the default option in the country’s national defined contribution pension system, end its involvement in active management.In a recently published review of the buffer fund, the Riksrevisionen argued that active management had been of little benefit to the fund’s participants, and that the strategy was ill suited to the shorter investment horizons of those already retired.The review also urged AP7 to continue to develop its internal supervision and controls and strength the independence of these functions, after noting “serious deficiencies” in the area.The Riksrevisionen said savers in AP7 found it difficult to work out what returns they could expect, and pointed out that the fund was not subject to the same regulatory scrutiny as the other funds in the premium pension system.last_img read more

This home takes spooning to a whole new level

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first_imgThe retro mancave is filled with ‘50s memorabilia.It has a slate pool table, it has a retro lounge and even a piano if you want to sing a few tunes with your mates. According to agent Joel Ruge from Elders Real Estate — Shailer Park, the mancave was a passion project for the previous owner over the decades. The mancave take up a sizeable chunk of the home’s lower level.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours ago“I’ve sold homes with mancaves before but they didn’t have the character of this one,” Mr Ruge said.Work on the mancave began back in the ‘70s, firstly with the bar, and gradually the owner added more and more quirky additions. “There is ‘50s memorabilia, things from old movies, different car things,” he said.Among the more curious additions are the more than 2500 collectable spoons that line the walls.“They are from all over the world and they are all categorised,” he said. TIMELESS: The home comes with a very unusual mancave.PLENTY of homes come with extras thrown in when they hit the market, but this one is a bit different.The Slacks Creek home at 304 Kingston Road comes with everything you will need for the ultimate mancave.It has the bar, complete with bar stools and quirky memorabilia.center_img Perfect for a quiet bevvy.After the owner passed away, his children decided that the home should be sold with the mancave that he cherished. “It would be like taking the soul out of the house,” he said.The home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a three-car garage and it is on the market now. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:28Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:28 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p320p320p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenBrisbane market wrap up02:28last_img read more

Duterte won’t fire Morales as PhilHealth chief yet

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first_img“I have no evidence that he is corrupt himself,” Roque said. “Our expectation is he will take concrete steps to rid the agency of corruption but I did not hear steps that he has taken to remove corruption in the agency. That to me is the most worrisome.” Duterte appointed Morales as PhilHealth chief in June last year amid the issue on alleged funding of dialysis treatment for patients who were already deceased. MANILA – Unless there will be strong evidence that he is involved in corruption activities in Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), Ricardo Morales will stay on as the agency’s chief. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that President Rodrigo Duterte has no plans to fire Morales despite the emergence of corruption activities in the agency during the Senate hearing last Tuesday. “That’s really up to him. I am not in the position to tell him what to do. The President has said that he will not fire him unless there is evidence and I think the Senate now is in the process of documenting this evidence,” Roque told CNN Philippines’ The Source. “At the same time, there is a parallel investigation being conducted by Undersecretary [Jesus Melchor] Quitain,” he added. “I think after the evidence are unearthed, the President will move and do the correct thing.” “That’s not something that we can digest and we should never digest. We should never accept that even a single peso is lost through corruption,” he added./PN Roque also said that he was convinced by the claims of former PhilHealth anti-fraud legal officer Thorsson Montes Keith that PhilHealth officials stole P15 billion public funds through fraudulent schemes. “Perhaps he’s giving us an accurate estimate because he is not the only one who says that,” Roque said. “Someone who is familiar with the pattern of fraud perpetrated in PhilHealth, I would say that’s convincing because I had another source who said more or less that’s how much money that is being lost annually.”last_img read more

Crystal Palace is a brilliant opportunity, says Eberechi Eze

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first_img Meanwhile, Eze declared: “[The deal] definitely shows their [Palace’s] belief in me – and I want to be here, I want to play, I want to do as well as I can for this club and it’s a brilliant opportunity. “It was the plan that was set out for me and what they’ve said about me and it’s the most in-line with what I feel about myself. For me, that’s the most important thing – more than ‘what the club is’ or whatever. I think the plan they have for me and where they see me, that’s what it is read also:Fulham join Crystal Palace, West Ham in race for Eberechi Eze “It’s the position they want me to play, their goals, where they want to be, where they want to push, what they want to become, how they see me fitting in that system… The style of football they want to play suits me. It’s perfect for me. It’s a great opportunity and a great place to come.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Crystal Palace and Nigeria’s Eberechi Eze, has described his transfer as a brilliant opportunity to showcase his talent. Eze has penned a five-year contract with the Eagles today. Crystal Palace Chairman, Steve Parish, said: “Eberechi is a player whose development we have followed closely. We are delighted he has chosen to sign for us over the other clubs that were interested and we feel that this is the right club for him to continue his development. “With our Academy recently securing Category 1 status, this further illustrates our focus on youth as we look to consolidate and improve upon our position as a Premier League club.”Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCOVID-19 Pandemic Has Significantly Improved Air QualityWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural Wonders10 Awesome 2019 Movies You Probably MissedPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earthlast_img read more

Aussie Open: Thiem upsets Nadal to reach semi-finals

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first_imgRelatedPosts Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title Djokovic zooms to 10th Italian Open final Thiem claims his first Grand Slam title after thrilling fightback in US Open Dominic Thiem produced a superb performance to send an angry Rafael Nadal tumbling out of the Australian Open in the quarter-finals. The world number one had hoped to equal Roger Federer’s record of 20 grand slam singles titles but that will have to wait after fifth seed Thiem powered his way to a 7-6 (3) 7-6 (4) 4-6 7-6 (6) victory to set up a clash with Alexander Zverev. Zverev had joked of his rivals: “I’ll have a cold glass of Coke sitting in my hotel room with my AC (air conditioning) hopefully watching them play for six hours.” It did not quite take that long but after four hours and 10 minutes it was Thiem who clinched another dramatic Melbourne encounter. He looked like he might have blown his chance when he played a horribly nervous game serving for the match at 5-4 in the fourth set but recovered impressively in the tie-break. Nadal saved two match points, the second with a HawkEye challenge after a Thiem lob had been called in, but on the third the Spaniard netted a forehand. Thiem, beaten by Nadal in the last two French Open finals, had never reached the last eight here before but, if he can maintain this form, he will have a good chance of winning a first grand slam title. Nadal would have expected a fierce battle, having taken nearly five hours to see off Thiem in their only previous grand slam meeting on hard courts at the US Open in 2018. The 26-year-old has improved significantly since then and he stunned Nadal time and again with his power off forehand and backhand, his court coverage and the way he was able to recover from seemingly desperate positions. Thiem has surely never played better yet Nadal will be hugely disappointed that he did not capitalise on leads he had in both the first two sets. The Spaniard had wobbled in sight of the finish line against Nick Kyrgios on Monday, but his opponent had not been able to make him pay. Thiem was much more ruthless. After breaking for 5-3, Nadal attempted to serve out the opening set and had one set point but could not take it and back came the Austrian. One of Nadal’s greatest strengths has been his mental fortitude at the biggest moments, yet there were more errors in the tie-break. The top seed played more aggressively at the start of the second set and got his reward with a break for 3-2, but a time violation in the next game left him furious, Nadal saying to umpire Aurelie Tourte: “You don’t like the good tennis.” He lost his rhythm completely, becoming increasingly agitated with a malfunctioning fan next to his seat and allowing Thiem to break back for 4-4 with a meek double fault. Nadal saved one set point at 5-6 and fought back from 0-4 to 4-4 in the tie-break only to play a dreadful drop shot two points later, giving Thiem the impetus to take the set, with a little help from the net cord. Competitors do not come more determined than Nadal but it is 13 years since he won a match from two sets down. He took a step towards it by breaking Thiem to win the third, crouching down and fist-pumping wildly in celebration. Nadal had three chances to break again at the start of the fourth but Thiem dug in just when it looked like the momentum had really turned and wrestled it back in his direction.Tags: Alexander ZverevAustralia OpenDominic ThiemHawkEyeRafael Nadallast_img read more

Accomplished college gymnast dies after fall

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first_imgA 20-year-old Southern Connecticut State University gymnast has died after she fell and seriously injured her spine while training at a gym.The incident was reported Friday at the at New Era Gymnastics in Hamden.According to the gymnast’s mother, her daughter Melanie Coleman, sustained the serious spinal injury while practicing on the uneven bars which she was said to have worked on hundreds of times.Coleman was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital where she later died from her injuries on Sunday.Coaches, professors, friends, and family describe Coleman as special, talented, and happy are all shocked by the sudden death of their loved one.“To remember Melanie is to remember her joy and how happy that the sport would make her, and how much she loved teaching the children and giving what she had to make others better,” Thomas Alberti, of New Era Gymnastics said.Alberti also describes Coleman’s death as far stretching and reported that people from all over have been reaching out to him on her behalf:“People from all over Connecticut have been reaching out to me and many of them knew Melanie because she was such a high level gymnast, she was well known through the state of CT,” Alberti said.The family has since set up a Gofundme page to help pay for funeral expenses.last_img read more