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  • Governors Look for PTC Extension Now, Subsidy Repeal Later

    first_imgHome Energy Governors Look for PTC Extension Now, Subsidy Repeal Later Facebook Twitter Western governors are among the latest to ask for an extension of the Production Tax Credit for wind energy. Without action – the credit will expire at the end of the month. Western governors wrote in a letter to the U.S. House and Senate leaders that extending the credit now is critical to achieving the country’s clean energy goals, building the nation’s manufacturing base, creating jobs, lowering energy costs and strengthening domestic energy security. Continued policy uncertainty – they said – would lead to the loss of American jobs. Utah Governor Gary Herbert – Chairman of the Western Governors’ Association – and Vice Chairman John Hickenlooper – Governor of Colorado – say the PTC is vital to the near-term future of renewable energy production across the nation. But they agree the credit should not exist in perpetuity. The Governors believe the short-term extension should be coupled with a broader conversation about revisiting all energy-related tax credits. They say no one energy company or energy source should receive preferential treatment from the government – and believe repealing all federal energy subsidies is the preferred approach.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Dec 12, 2012 SHARE Governors Look for PTC Extension Now, Subsidy Repeal Later SHARE Previous articleGenetics and Traits Performed Well in 2012Next articleSeed Consultants Market Watch 1:11 update with Gary Wilhelmi 12/12/2012 Andy Eubanklast_img read more

  • Rent and Affordability

    first_img About Author: Seth Welborn Rent and Affordability Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Affordability Prices Renters 2019-04-16 Seth Welborn April 16, 2019 1,286 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordability Prices Renters Home / Daily Dose / Rent and Affordability Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Rents increased 2.9 percent year over year in February 2019, according to CoreLogic’s Single-Family Rental Index. CoreLogic states that Single-family rents climbed steadily starting in 2010, and annual rent increases have stabilized, fluctuating between 2.7 and 3.1 percent for the past 12 months.Rental affordability has continued to be a problem across the country, due in part to inventory issues. According to Freddie Mac, the largest metro areas are the most rent-burdened.“Rental affordability is a significant challenge for metropolitan areas across the United States,” said Steve Guggenmos, VP of Freddie Mac Multifamily Research and Modeling. “The vast majority of the units Freddie Mac finances are affordable. Even so, our research shows that supply just hasn’t kept pace with demand in many metros, and that’s pushing affordable rents out of reach for millions of American families.”CoreLogic notes that rent has been rising for lower-priced homes more than higher-priced homes, creating an extra barrier to homeownership for many renters. Rents on lower-priced rental homes increased 3.7 percent year over year and rents for higher-priced homes, defined as properties with rents more than 125 percent of the regional median rent, increased 2.4 percent year over year. According to Freddie Mac, lower income households are most burdened by the rising cost of lower-priced rentals.“What tends to be lost in the analysis is the impact of high rents on tenants who earn well below the median renter income. Firefighters, police officers, teachers, and other members of a city’s vital workforce earn only modestly more than their suburban or rural counterparts. As a result, they often struggle to afford housing in the communities in which they serve,” Guggenmos said.Miami tops Freddie Mac’s list of metroes facing unaffordable rents, followed by West Coast cities San Diego and Los Angeles. Miami, in particular, is impacted by its lower-than-average median income for potential renters, as rents are significantly higher than in other Florida cities.For renters looking to escape high rent costs and move on to homeownership, now may the the best time. Entry level home prices are growing at their slowest pace since mid-2016, and inventory is showing consistent positive growth, as this spring turns into a homebuyer’s market, according to RealEstate.com’s Entry-Level Market Report.”Buying a home for the first time is an incredibly exciting yet extremely stressful time,” said RealEstate.com General Manager Justin LaJoie. “Potential buyers who tested the waters in recent years should have an easier time now, which should be especially good news for anyone who made an offer but lost their bid for a home. First-time buyers can give themselves an extra boost by being well-informed, prepared buyers. And the work they do—contacting more agents, doing more research and visiting open houses—should pay off this year.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Previous: Freddie Mac Announces Non-Performing Loan Sale Next: An Uphill Climb Related Articles Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

  • The seventh International Tourism Fair PLACE2GO was presented

    first_imgThe biggest so far, the seventh International Tourism Fair PLACE2GO is being held from March 16 to 18 in Arena Zagreb!Seychelles, Zanzibar and Ivory Coast are presented for the first time, and exhibitors from Indonesia, India, Canada, Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Macedonia, Slovenia and Serbia are coming to Zagreb again. , Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.”I am especially pleased with the fact that new destinations join us every year. I hope that the seventh PLACE2GO will be full of positive emotions and experiences and that it will result in unforgettable trips and concluded deals. We have a great desire to present even more Croatian destinations at the fair, because I am firmly convinced that there are many more unexplored beauties in our country.”, Said Damjana Domanovac, director of the fair PLACE2GO.Satisfaction with the long-term cooperation was expressed by Uğur Cantimur, director of Turkish Airlines for Croatia, an airline that has been confirming its loyalty to the project for five years as a general sponsor. “For an airline that flies to the most countries and international destinations in the world, PLACE2GO is the ideal platform to present our unparalleled network of flights and numerous award-winning services to regular and potential passengers. We are extremely proud that this year marks the 20th anniversary of doing business in Zagreb. We are happy to transfer part of the celebration to the fair and in that way once again thank our partners and passengers for their trust all these years.and “, said the director of Turkish Airlines for Croatia.PLACE2GO has been supported from the beginning by the City of Zagreb and the Zagreb Tourist Board. “The fair is an exceptional opportunity to create contacts and follow global trends in the field of tourism and I hope that this year we will create a basis for the adoption of many examples of good practice and successful and fruitful cooperation with many business partners.”, Said Jelena Pavičić Vukičević, Deputy Mayor of the City of Zagreb.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”PLACE2GO 2017 from Place2go on Vimeo.Martina Bienenfeld, director of the Zagreb Tourist Board, congratulated the organizers on their efforts to hold this year’s fair in the prestigious Arena Zagreb. “I would like to invite everyone to visit the exhibition space of the Tourist Board of the City of Zagreb, where we present the project “Culture of Tourism” launched in 2010 in cooperation with the City Office for Education, Culture and Sports, and it aims to raise awareness , cultural and natural potentials of Zagreb”, Pointed out Martina Bienenfeld.The perfect opportunity for business networkingTraditionally, the first day of the fair – Friday, March 16, is intended exclusively for business meetings. Meetings are arranged in advance by way of mobile applications PLACE2GO for Android and iOS systems which significantly speeds up business communication. On that day, visitors can expect interesting panels, lectures and presentations and an attractive workshop on innovative technological solutions, which will be attended by representatives of the IT industry.”At the panel and workshops on Innovative technological solutions in tourism, you will be able to learn all about our mobile hotel application, property management system and interactive TV system and technological trends that our hoteliers increasingly recognize and include in their offer, e-charging stations and e-bikes . By expanding the eco-system of services specialized for the hotel and tourism industry and ensuring the availability of state-of-the-art technologies in one place, we want to enable our hotels to stand on an equal footing with world players.”, She pointed out Ivana Beli Oštarčević, Director of the ICT Offer Department of Hrvatski Telekom, which sponsors the Business Lounge.More than 180 exhibitors from 21 countries, attractive prize games, a great opportunity for business networking, workshops, panels, guest travel writers and bloggers – visit one of the most attractive tourism fairs in the regionThe most famous travel writers and bloggers talk about travelCamping Square and Adventure Village, autochthonous Croatian souvenirs, new trends in the travel industry, attractive hotels, wellness centers, cocktail PLACE2GO created as a result of cooperation Obala promet and Filip Lipnik, prize games in which you can win tickets to Istanbul and Dublin or a trip to Tunisia, are just part of the rich program that awaits you for the weekend.This year, the most famous Croatian bloggers and travel writers will be guests, so visitors will enjoy the stories of journalists Goran Milić, the experiences of singer Mirela Priselac Remi, African adventures Saša Pjanić, Damir Filipović and Ivan Raka. Dejan Nemčić will talk about humanitarian work, a Vlado Šestan will give some travel tips. Goran Jovic will discover what he experienced on a trip to Latin America and Tanzania, there are stories from the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bali, but also details from a gourmet trip to Germany. Travelers and  Ivan Bengeri will discover how to get to the cheapest trips and whether a 1300 kuna ticket to New York is a matter of luck or skill, and the program manager Ida Prester, and the experienced traveler herself, will discover the details of her favorite trips.The sponsors of this year’s fair are the President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, the Ministry of Tourism, the Croatian National Tourist Board, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts.Admission to PLACE2GO is free this year as well, and you can see the entire program of events at: www.place2go.orglast_img read more

  • UK Government announces temporary closure of betting shops and casinos

    first_img Related Articles Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Submit Share Share StumbleUpon BGC calls for updates to ‘outdated’ payment regulations August 21, 2020 Following the latest set of unprecedented guidelines issued by the UK government to combat the spread of the Coronavirus, betting shops and casinos will be forced to close their doors with immediate effect for a period of two weeks, pending further review. The news comes as the Prime Minister confirmed the UK was elevating attempts to flatten the impending Covid-19 peak, implementing a lockdown on a host of sectors from the entertainment industry. Alongside the PM, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a number of substantial economic measures in a bid to ensure stability and safeguard jobs during the crisis. The Chancellor said the government will offer grants covering up to 80 per cent of the salary of workers that remain employed by companies, up to a total of £2,500 per month. He stated: “Today I can announce for the first time in our history the government is going to step in and pay people’s wages.“The actions I’ve taken today represent an unprecedented economic intervention to support the jobs and incomes of the British people. Unprecedented measures for unprecedented times.” He added: “I know that people are worried about losing their jobs, about not being able to pay the rent or mortgage, about not having enough set by for food and bills,” he said.“I know that some people in the last few days have already lost their jobs. To all those at home right now, anxious about the days ahead, I say this: you will not face this alone.“I know it’s incredibly difficult out there. We in government are doing everything we can to support you.“The government is doing its best to stand behind you and I’m asking you to do your best to stand behind our workers.”Boris Johnson added: “We will do everything in our power to help. Supporting you directly in a way that government has never done before, in addition to the package we have already set out for business.”Earlier in the day, Paddy Power confirmed it had taken steps to close all its UK shops until the end of April, a statement from Flutter Entertainment, the parent company of Paddy Power, read: “In line with the spirit and letter of the latest social distancing guidelines from the government in the UK, we are closing all UK Paddy Power betting shops from tonight until the end of April, or beyond in line with government guidelines, to protect our retail employees and customers. “There is nothing more important than the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues and the public during this pandemic. We have been following the situation very closely and believe this is in the best interest of our people and our customers, in order to keep them and their families safe during this time.” BGC: Government must ‘act fast’ and extend furlough scheme August 11, 2020last_img read more