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Governor Wolf Announces Business Fee Exemptions for Military Veterans and Reservists

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Business Fee Exemptions for Military Veterans and Reservists January 12, 2017 Economy,  Press Release,  Results,  Veterans Harrisburg, PA –  Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés today advised military veterans and reservists they are now exempt from certain fees for business start-ups and professional licensure.“Eliminating these fees for our military veterans and reservists is another way to foster the best possible business climate in Pennsylvania,” Governor Wolf said. “At the same time, we are showing veterans the gratitude they deserve for their service and sacrifices.”The business fee exemption, which became effective January 2, is a result of Act 135 of 2016. The Act eliminates the requirement for fees to start or open a new small business if the business is veteran- or reservist-owned.“The Department of State is proud to play a part in repaying the commonwealth’s debt to our veterans and reservists,” Secretary Cortés said. “By easing the costs of starting a new business, we can help ensure that entrepreneur veterans have every opportunity for a successful future.”Filing fees to register a new business will be waived by the Department’s Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations when the registration documents are signed by the veteran or reservist and submitted with proof of the veteran’s or reservist’s status.In addition, Act 135 allows the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) to waive initial application fees for certain license types for businesses regulated by various boards and commissions.For purposes of exemption, a veteran is an individual who served in the U.S. Armed Forces, including a reserve component or the National Guard, and who was discharged or released from service under conditions other than dishonorable. A reservist is a member of a U.S. Armed Forces reserve component or National Guard.The Act defines small business as one that is independently owned, not dominant in its field of operation and employs 100 or fewer employees.Filings and proof of status documents submitted by a veteran or reservist seeking the fee exemption must be submitted by mail or personal delivery. Fillable online registration forms should be completed on a computer, saved to a device, printed and mailed.Details about the business registration exemption and professional license fee exemptions can be found on the Department of State website at dos.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Guidelines Being Drafted to Reopen Orlando’s Theme Parks in Phases

first_imgCourtesy: Orange County Government Lines for rides will include tape markings to keep customers six feet apart.The plans calls for the theme parks to reopen in several phases.Phase one would allow the parks with a 50 percent capacity. Phase two increases to 75 percent capacity, as long as coronavirus conditions improve.Staff members who are 65 years of age and older would be encouraged to stay home during the first two phases.The governor announced during a Wednesday afternoon news conference that his “SAFE. SMART. STEP-BY-STEP. Plan to Re-Open Florida” will begin with Phase One this Monday, May 4 for most of the state. If you or your children are missing Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, Captain America, the Hulk, and the rest of the Disney cast, plans are officially in the works for their comeback.Yes indeed, the major theme parks in Orlando are developing a framework to reopen.The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World has been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.Meanwhile, movie releases have been postponed and workers there began taking furloughs last week.Universal Orlando also temporarily closed all of its parks last month.With Gov. DeSantis announcing plans to reopen Florida beginning next week, Orange County leaders are drafting their own guidelines for some of the world’s biggest attractions to get back in business as soon as possible.Those guidelines include face masks for all employees, touchless hand sanitizer stations at all ticket entry locations, turnstiles, and at the entrances and exits to all attractions.In addition, all railings and surfaces must be wiped down after every use.Staff members will be required to undergo temperature checks. Orange County Government also says that anyone with flu-like symptoms must stay home.last_img read more

Bowlers’ strangle, Maxwell flash gives Kings XI success

first_imgGlenn Maxwell nailed 44 unbeaten runs off 20 balls and made sure his senior-team captaincy debut would forever be a happy memory. Kings XI Punjab owed their six-wicket win to their bowlers though.They were so good that an outstanding fifth-wicket partnership between Ben Stokes and Manoj Tiwary – 61 runs off 37 balls with only two dots – ended up in vain. It was the eighth consecutive defeat after batting first for Rising Pune Supergiant in the IPL.Eight out of the 20 overs Kings XI bowled yielded five runs or less. It began with Sandeep Sharma bowling Mayank Agarwal for a duck in the first over – Agarwal’s 28th dismissal in the Powerplay in 39 IPL innings.That forced Ajinkya Rahane and Steven Smith into rebuild mode – Rising Pune had been 7 for 1 after three overs – on a two-paced pitch where the new ball seemed to skid and bounce and the old one stopped on the batsman.Smith, the current captain, was dismissed with a strike-rate below 100 to one that jumped up at him. MS Dhoni, the former captain, was dismissed with a strike-rate below 50, to one that came off the pitch slower than he expected.In an innings 32 deliveries long, Stokes let only four become dots. Power-hitters can sometimes get caught up in just hitting the ball hard, but Stokes understood the risk of Rising Pune losing him too with a majority of the overs still left. He played the percentages well, feeding his knock with 22 singles and picked the left-arm spinners to hit. Stokes bashed 25 runs off 14 balls off Axar Patel and Swapnil Singh.In an innings 23 deliveries long, Tiwary let only two become dots. His strike-rate of 173.91 was his best (in innings where he faced more than 15 balls). There were gorgeous inside-out shots over cover and point, highlighting a still base, and a straight six in the 19th over, when Stokes had fallen, highlighting his ability for the crunch moments.The fact that Imran Tahir has great accuracy, and a googly not too many people pick, is apparent from the fact he has bowled batsmen, or pinned them lbw, to get 63 of his 178 T20 wickets. He was Rising Pune’s biggest threat with the ball and he showed it for three overs, picking up two wickets and conceding only 14 runs. Saha’s stumps were broken and pinch-hitter,Axar Patel,was caught and bowled.Tahir’s final over, saved for the end, was smashed for 14 runs as Maxwell sent a couple of short balls soaring over the rope. Maxwell had begun the charge to victory in the previous over off Stokes. The equation had been 48 off 36 balls when the England allrounder came on. A short delivery was belted wide of the sweeper cover with great power and a full delivery was launched over mid-off for six, establishing Maxwell’s game awareness.(ESPNCricinfo)last_img read more

‘Juan Mata is everything Arsenal fans pretend Mesut Ozil is!’ – Manchester United fans LOVE their Spaniard

first_imgThe best playmaker in England?Juan Mata produced an inspired performance to help spearhead Manchester United’s crucial comeback victory over Wolfsburg in the Champions League on Wednesday night.United prevailed 2-1 to earn their first group stage points of the season, mainly thanks to the Spaniard’s penalty and a sublime piece of skill to set up Chris Smalling for the winner.Red Devils fans waxed lyrical about their number eight throughout the 90 minutes, and many of the best Twitter reactions can be found below: Juan Mata 1last_img read more