New four-way stop installed on Loop 338, Trunk Street

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: Jan. 11Next articleMan charged with assaulting police officer admin WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Local News New four-way stop installed on Loop 338, Trunk Street Twitter Facebook Pinterest By admin – January 11, 2018 The Texas Department of Transportation announced a major milestone Thursday with the East Loop 338 project between Business Interstate 20 and Interstate 20, according to a news release.“A four-way stop was put in place today,” TxDOT Spokesman Gene Powell said. The stop sign is basically halfway between the two interstates at Trunk Street and East Loop 338. Law enforcement has been asked to patrol the location.“This is a normal step before we complete the traffic installation,” he said.Powell said the stop sign is the first major milestone that is part of project to rehabilitate frontage roads, which is mostly funded by the Union Pacific. The project will include:Installing a traffic signal on East Loop 338 at Trunk Street, also known as Frontier Street to the west.Rebuilding frontage roads between Trunk Street and Cargo Road.Rebuilding a section of Cargo Road that goes under the East Loop 338 overpass that spans BI-20.Rebuilding sections of the main lanes. Pinterestlast_img read more

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Berger on Capitol Hill, meets with leaders

first_imgNAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger this week met with House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., to discuss top credit union issues and NAFCU advocacy goals.NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler and Senior Associate Director of Legislative Affairs and Military Liaison Quincy Enoch attended Tuesday’s meeting with Miller. Berger focused on issues pertaining to defense credit unions and thanked Miller for his legislation, H.R. 1133, which would exclude veterans’ loans from the statutory credit union member business lending cap.Miller reintroduced the NAFCU-backed legislation in March after first proposing the measure in 2014. The bill would cover loans to any veteran who served on active duty and was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.Berger and NAFCU Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt met with Hoyer Wednesday to discuss credit union regulatory relief, NAFCU’s legislative agenda for 2016 and the association’s continued push for a national data security standard for retailers. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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From next year, Hungary plans to reduce the VAT on accommodation from 18 to 5 percent

first_imgPrime Minister Viktor Orbán said the strategy would “provide Hungary with a place in world tourism“. He added that the government has set aside a total of about 2,7 billion euros to fund the program. Among other things, the measures include reducing the VAT rate for tourist accommodation services from the current 18 to 5 percent. These changes are expected to take effect in 2020. A 5 percent VAT rate will apply to hotel accommodation and similar short stay services. The purpose of the VAT reduction is to revive the Hungarian tourism sector. The plan was adopted on the basis of last year’s example of the practice of countries such as Austria, Romania and Slovakia. Most EU Member States already apply reduced VAT rates within the tourism industry. “A commercial accommodation digitization program to be launched this summer will further help the sector”, Concluded Rogán. Two years ago, the Hungarian government approved guidelines for improving the tourism sector, entitled “National Tourism Development Strategy until 2030”, reports About Hungary. Source: Accordance; About Hungary; Hungary Today Antal Rogán, head of the Prime Minister’s Office, said earlier this year that the number of overnight stays had increased by about 10 per cent a year in the last three years. “Foreign tourists are grateful for half of the increase, and domestic tourists for the other halfHe added. “Also, thanks to the reduction of VAT in the hospitality industry, which was adopted this year, the turnover in the sector increased by 40 to 60 percent in certain months, compared to the same period last year.”, Reports Hungary Today. As part of the “Economic Action Plan”, the Hungarian Ministry of Finance recently announced plans to reduce the tax burden, reports Accordance. The tourism development strategy expects the share of GDP in tourism to increase to 16 percent, while the number of tourism employees could reach 450. The Hungarian prime minister explained that sports, culture and health tourism are the primary focus of the strategy. Orbán believes that sport, culture and a healthy natural environment are the factors that make Hungary an attractive destination. He said Hungarian tourism could prosper in the future thanks to rising wages and low inflation.last_img read more

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Stephen Appiah to lead corporate Ghana at February’s “Accra Works out”

first_imgEx Black Stars Captain Stephen Appiah will lead the country’s young and middle aged working class at this month’s edition of monthly work out session “Accra Works out” -at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday February 27.The event, which comes off on the last Saturday of each month, between the hours of 7am and 9am on the Multi-Purpose Court of the Accra Sports Stadium, is free, and attracts an average number of 200 participants – and increasing – from corporate institutions across Accra.It presents an enormous opportunity for corporate institutions to reach prospective clients, conduct de-facto market survey, undertake customer audit, sample popular opinions about their image and products, among others.Last year, remarkable testimonies were borne by regular participants; “there isn’t a better way to end a month and start another, than to come with the family to this workout session, meet and interact with people from different institutions, strike all forms of acquaintance and de-stress”, a participant said in a video after January’s  edition of Accra Works Out.Tertiary institutions including  University of Ghana ,University of Professional studies , Accra polytechnic among st others will participate in special  side attraction events put together by organizers Primeval Media on  Saturday.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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