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Pasadena Center Operating Co. to Provide One Year of Benefits to Help Laid-Off, Furloughed Staff

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Community News Community News Pasadena Center Operating Co. to Provide One Year of Benefits to Help Laid-Off, Furloughed Staff 72 workers impacted by lack of events By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 2:56 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The Pasadena Center Operating Co. (PCOC) board of directors unanimously voted to extend up to one year of health coverage benefits to laid-off and furloughed workers.Due to COVID-19 and restrictions on gatherings, PCOC facilities — the Pasadena Convention Center, the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Pasadena Ice Skating Center — closed in March and have been open only for a limited number of small essential events.Prior to COVID-19, the PCOC anticipated hosting over 350 events this year and forecasted a revenue surplus in fiscal year 2021. With the loss of those events, the PCOC has lost millions of dollars in revenue.“We have long-standing employees who have been with us for over 20 and 30 years,” said Councilmember Tyron Hampton, who chairs the PCOC board.“We are happy to cover these benefits during this difficult time to show our gratitude for their hard work and dedication over the years,” said Hampton, who also serves as vice mayor.All told, 36 full-time employees lost their jobs due to a lack of events, including ice rink employees, ticket takers, ushers, security guards, and others. Twenty-three full-time employees were laid off on May 3, and six employees were furloughed. All remaining full-time employees are being furloughed two days per month. Seven vacant positions have not been filled. Only 26 full-time employees out of 98 remain on the job.According to a report included in the City Council’s Finance Committee agenda two weeks ago, the PCOC will not begin to make up for transient occupancy taxes (TOT), or taxes paid by everyone who stays at a local hotel, lost due to the pandemic until fiscal year 2024.“The PCOC’s forecasted share of TOT revenue forecast is $5,725,000, which is a decrease in TOT revenue of $5.375 million compared to the FY20 original budget and $2.959 million lower than FY20 actual,” according to a staff report. “We anticipate we will not be back to FY19 TOT revenue until FY24.”Currently, the PCOC has $16 million in reserves. Due to its nonprofit status, the PCOC has been unable to access Payment Protection Program loans, but has advocated for the expansion of these programs and has requested the support of U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein, and U.S. Rep. Judy Chu.The PCOC is dedicated to promoting Pasadena as a meeting and travel destination in an effort to maximize economic impact through the development of meetings, conventions, entertainment events, and tourism by providing professionally managed facilities and first-class service.For more information, visit www.pasadenacenter.com. Business News Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News center_img Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

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Public opinion sought on work of Limerick based Irish Aid

first_imgEmail Twitter TAGSIrish Aidlimerick Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleCouncil to put brakes on dangerous driving in RathkealeNext articleLimerick Chamber members to benefit from new digital strategy Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsPublic opinion sought on work of Limerick based Irish AidBy Staff Reporter – September 18, 2017 1595 Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Printcenter_img Advertisement Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp The Irish Aid offices in Limerick The Irish Aid offices in LimerickPUBLIC submissions on the Irish Aid programme, headquartered in Limerick, are being sought by the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence.Under its review of the Irish Aid programme, the cross party committee wants to hear people’s views on the work carried out by Irish Aid abroad.In 2017 Irish Aid accounts for over €485 million of voted expenditure. That accounts for approximately 80 per cent of Ireland’s official development assistance (ODA), with the remainder disbursed by other Government Departments (a total of €651 million).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Irish Aid office moved to Limerick in 2009 and retains 90 jobs throughout its continued existence in the city centre.Now, the committee is seeking to hear the voice of the people on the work of the State body and committee chairman Brendan Smith TD said that “the review will focus on expenditure and value for money, but will also focus on results and impact, including in a number of specific policy areas, including climate change and the development and humanitarian aspects of the migration crisis.“Despite improvements in levels of extreme poverty, there remain huge development challenges in the most impoverished regions of the world.“Humanitarian crises are on an unprecedented scale. This review will provide an opportunity to highlight some of those very serious challenges and how the Government is responding.“As Ireland’s economic recovery continues, it is also timely for the Joint Committee to take a closer look at the proportion of Gross National Income (GNI) being allocated to overseas aid and how Ireland is meeting its international commitments in that regard.The Joint Committee is now seeking submissions from interested parties and stakeholders.Details of how to make a submission are available by clicking here and the closing date deadline for receipt of submissions is Friday, 13 October.See more news here Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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Eddie Nketiah reveals key advice from Arsenal legend Ian Wright that has inspired him

first_imgNketiah has been offered key advice by Wright (Pictures: beIN Sports Youtube/ Getty)Eddie Nketiah says Arsenal legend Ian Wright’s advice to believe in himself and work hard has helped contribute to his rise to the top.Mikel Arteta saw enough from the England youth international during his loan spell at Leeds United to recall him early and thrust him straight into the first team.And at just 21-year-old, the striker has been trusted to lead the line for the Gunners over Alexandre Lacazette on multiple occasions since he returned to north London.The youngster has repaid his manager’s faith in him, scoring three times in his last five starts, and he attributes a part of his success to Gunners hero Wright.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He’s been really good for me, he’s helped me a lot, on and off the pitch,’ Nketiah told beIN Sports.‘He’s such a nice and bubbly guy to have around. Whenever you speak to him he lights up the place and brings positive energy. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 Jul 2020 5:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link170Shares Advertisement Nketiah has grasped his opportunity in the first team with both hands (Picture: Getty Images)‘The best advice he has given me is to believe in myself and to work hard. There’s never an excuse not to work hard and to work on your trade. Even if it’s finishing, staying out and doing extra, putting in the extra work.‘Speaking to him you see how much he worked even when he was at the top. It shows you, you can never get complacent. You’ve got to keep working hard and sharpening your tools.’Mikel Arteta has also given plenty of game time to fellow academy products Bukayo Saka and Joe Willock, and Nketiah says he’s a great coach for young players to learn from.‘He’s a very cool and collected guy, he’s a great manager,’ Nketiah added.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘He’s got a bit of everything, he’s tough when he needs to be but can also put an arm around you and be supportive as well.‘For a young player, he’s great because he’s very specific and detailed in his coaching. He’ll take that extra time out to go one-on-one to go into depth and detail.‘It’s amazing to have him around. I’ve learnt so much from him already, I’m looking forward to the future and working under him.’MORE: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta lining up Memphis Depay as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette replacementMORE: Thomas Partey keen on Arsenal transfer as Gunners step up interestFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Eddie Nketiah reveals key advice from Arsenal legend Ian Wright that has inspired him Advertisementlast_img read more

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Jose reminds Wenger of bad times

first_img “The tribute is to say that I believe that, any one of us, we would love to have the same privilege with our clubs,” Mourinho said. The Portuguese last month described Wenger as a “specialist in failure” after the Frenchman commented that anyone ruling themselves out of the title race was doing so out of a fear of falling short. And Mourinho again spoke of Wenger’s eight-and-a-half-year trophy drought. “I admire him and I admire Arsenal, because it’s not possible to have 1,000 matches unless the club is also a fantastic club in the way they support the manager, especially in the bad moments and especially when the bad moments were quite a lot,” Mourinho added. Mourinho insisted his personal record against Wenger was incidental as matches pit team against team, not manager against manager. “It doesn’t matter,” Mourinho said. “It’s not against him. It’s Chelsea against Arsenal. “I didn’t even play Arsenal with Inter Milan or with Real Madrid or with Porto, I just played with Chelsea. “It’s Chelsea-Arsenal, Arsenal-Chelsea, it’s not me against him. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho stopped short of a glowing tribute in expressing his admiration for Arsene Wenger ahead of the Frenchman’s 1,000th match in charge of Arsenal, which comes at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. “Records don’t play any role. A match is a match. It’s not coach against coach, it’s team against team.” Chelsea, who beat Galatasaray to advance to the Champions League quarter-finals in midweek, will be bidding to respond following last Saturday’s controversial loss to Aston Villa, when Mourinho, Ramires and Willian were sent off. Mourinho will contest his Football Association improper conduct charge, while Ramires is banned for three matches and Willian one, with both missing the Arsenal game. Also absent is former Arsenal left-back Ashley Cole (knee), but Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah are available after being ineligible in Europe in midweek. Meanwhile, Wenger will not let a war of words with Mourinho deflect his focus ahead of Saturday’s clash. “I would keep that [his opinion of Mourinho] for myself. Tomorrow I represent my club, I don’t represent myself, and I will behave always in respecting the values of our club, and keep my own feelings far away from that,” said Wenger, whose last trophy came in 2005. Mourinho has continually used his press conferences to talk down Chelsea’s title chances, describing them as a “little horse” in the championship race. Wenger, though, is not about to take any notice of such gamesmanship, preferring instead to let Arsenal do all of their talking with a football as the FA Cup semi-finalists look to build on last weekend’s north London derby win at Tottenham. “What gives the teams advantages is performances on the pitch,” Wenger said when asked if Mourinho’s pre-match statements had any real impact. “Press conferences can be for you (media) less or more boring, and I can understand you like some more than others, but the real excitement is the game on the pitch.” Wenger continued: “You cannot say they (Chelsea) are favourites or not, but they are among the teams who are fighting to win the Premier League, nobody can deny that. “What is very interesting is you have Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal [all fighting for the title] and that has not happened for years. “None of these four teams can say they are not going for it, that would be stupid.” Arsenal will hand a fitness test to midfielder Tomas Rosicky, who has an ankle problem. Wenger, though, confirmed on Friday that Japanese midfielder Ryo Miyaichi will miss the rest of the season due to a hamstring injury. Press Association The landmark occasion arrives as Chelsea and Arsenal tussle for the Premier League title, along with Liverpool and Manchester City, and with Wenger chasing a first victory in 10 contests with Mourinho. Wenger’s 500th match was a defeat to a Chelsea side managed by Mourinho, who has not been beaten in 75 Premier League matches at Stamford Bridge. last_img read more

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