Dispute between the City of Dubrovnik and Excelsa nekretnina resolved: The Dubrovnik cable car starts operating

first_imgAlthough ATMs are located in private premises, the fact is that they disturb the views of the historic core and the UNESCO protected site, and thus disturb the view of the same. “These are significant funds for the City of Dubrovnik that we will spend on improving the infrastructure, starting from the sports one onwards”, Said the Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, adding that the City of Dubrovnik will earn around 10 million kuna annually from the concession fee. This decision was made due to pressure and protests from the citizens of Dubrovnik, who expressed their dissatisfaction due to “ATMophobia” in the old town. They placed flowers in front of ATMs in protest. At yesterday’s 23rd session of the City Council, an out-of-court settlement was reached between the City of Dubrovnik and Excelsa nekretnina doo as well as the Decision on granting a concession, thus creating all conditions for the continuation of the popular Dubrovnik cable car. the city of Dubrovnik was closed this year. Certainly, as the Dubrovnik cable car was one of the TOP attractions of all visitors to Dubrovnik, and as its closure caused the most damage to Dubrovnik as a destination. So resolving this dispute is certainly great news for Dubrovnik. ” The fine is 10 thousand kuna per legal entity and two thousand kuna for the responsible person. Penalties will be written every day because the law allows it, so we will see if it suits anyone to receive a 300 thousand kuna fine”Pointed out the Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, writes Dubrovnik Diary. ATMs are leaving the old town Certainly a move to praise and finally the introduction of order in Dubrovnik. When we talk about sustainable development, we are certainly talking about the space and identity that we must preserve, which is our most valuable resource. Unfortunately, we are a decade behind, if not more, behind such a mindset, but the example from Dubrovnik is proof that it is still not too late and that we can still save what can be saved. The decision made it forbidden to install ATMs as well as other devices and advertising cabinets, and that the existing ATMs must be removed within 30 days, unless the owner receives the approval of the Conservation Department of the Ministry of Culture. Dubrovnik councilors also adopted amendments to the Decision on Communal Order, which should ring ATMs in the historic center if the owners do not obtain the approval of the conservator. The dispute between the City of Dubrovnik and the company Excelsa nekretnina, which are the owners of the famous Dubrovnik cable car, has finally been resolved. Photo: Pexels.com Thus, the debt from the past will be settled, with which the City of Dubrovnik will be paid HRK 26 million, and from now on the variable part of the concession fee is determined in the amount of 15% of revenues from the sale of cable car tickets, while the concession is granted for 50 year. Cover photo: Dubrovnik Cable Carlast_img read more

NCAA members, Atlanta mayor announce start of Final Four

first_imgATLANTA — The press conference announcing the final stretch of an event called March Madness was much more low key than its name would suggest.High-ranking members of the NCAA, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, U.S. Ambassador for the United Nations Andrew Young and others who helped bring the Final Four to Atlanta spoke to a crowd of about 50 people, most of who were with the media, at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Georgia World Congress Center. Syracuse plays Michigan on Saturday at 8:49 p.m. in the Georgia Dome for a chance to advance to the national championship.“We’re going to have some of the best college basketball in the United States of America over the next few days,” Reed said. “I couldn’t be more excited.”People who spoke at the press conference discussed what the event means to the city in the short and long term, as well as charitable efforts related to the Final Four.After thanking the NCAA and partners such as the Georgia Institute of Technology and Coca-Cola Co., Reed talked about the economic effects of the Final Four for the city. Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson and John Rutledge, vice president of market unit sales operations for Coca-Cola, addressed the crowd before Reed.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textReed said more than 100,000 people are expected to travel to Atlanta for the Final Four games, which is expected to generate $70 million in economic activity for places such as hotels and restaurants.“This tournament brings energy and excitement,” he said. “And you can feel it when you go outside.”Earlier in the press conference, Dan Gavitt, vice president of men’s basketball championships for the NCAA, talked about the significance of holding the 75th NCAA Tournament in Atlanta. This year also marks the first time the Division-II and Division-III championship games are being played in the same city.Gavitt said 7,500 pairs of shoes and 2,500 food boxes will be distributed to people in need throughout Atlanta with the help of local groups. The NCAA will work with another group to refurbish a local community center, he said.“We, along with the local organizing committee at the NCAA, are excited to leave a lasting legacy here in Atlanta through a number of initiatives,” he said.Young, the U.S. ambassador for the U.N. and a civil rights activist, was the last person to speak at the conference. He spoke freely, not reading from a prepared speech.Young spoke about the role of sports in society, which he said extends “far beyond that which anything anybody could imagine.” He cited the ability for a table tennis match to change foreign policy, and then joked that if the North Koreans played basketball, problems could be solved very quickly.Another example of the effect of sports in society he provided was with the civil rights movement, saying Martin Luther King Jr. “grew up” in the Butler Street YMCA.“Even in our movement, and particularly as we went around the country trying to organize young people for nonviolent activities, we found that the only way you could catch up with them was quite often on a basketball court,” Young said. “And they wouldn’t listen to you until you got in the game with them.”He ended the conference by going back to the positive effects the tournament will have on the city.Said Young: “Here for the next few days, the world will be focused on Atlanta, as much as it has, I think, since the Olympics in 1996.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 5, 2013 at 1:46 am Contact Dylan: dmsegelb@syr.edu | @dylan_segelbaumlast_img read more