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  • ATG pens deal with Swedish trotting association

    first_img Email Address Marketing & affiliates 10th February 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Swedish sports betting operator Aktiebolaget Trav och Galopp (ATG) has agreed a sponsorship deal with Svensk Travsport, the country’s national association for horse racing. Swedish sports betting operator Aktiebolaget Trav och Galopp (ATG) has agreed a sponsorship deal with Svensk Travsport, the country’s national association for trotting.Under the agreement, ATG will serve as title sponsor of the annual Elitloppet event until at least 2020.ATG will also have exclusive sponsorship rights at various other major trotting events in Sweden, including the Sprintermästaren at Halmstadtravet and the V75-champions and Paralympic races at Åbytravet.“For us at ATG, it is about being visible and at the same time contributing to an increased experience for our customers at the biggest sporting events,” ATG’s chief executive Hasse Lord Skarplöth said.Svensk Travsport chief executive Maria Croon added: “ATG is our largest partner and for us it is important that ATG continues to contribute to strengthening the experience on the trot track.“The agreement covers several parts where ATG enters as a sponsor at several levels on different courses.”The deal comes after ATG last month reported a 6.6% year-on-year rise in net gaming revenue for 2019, despite a decline in income from horse racing betting in the country.Revenue for the 12 months through to 31 December 2019 totalled SEK4.43bn (£354.3m/€418.8m/$458.5m), up from SEK4.16bn in the previous year.Horse racing was by far ATG’s primary source of income generating SEK3.86bn in gross gaming revenue for the year. In comparison, sports betting contributed just SEK271m to the overall total, with a further SEK308m coming from online casino.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter ATG pens deal with Swedish trotting association Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

  • Florida Recount 2018: Let’s Talk About It

    first_img These candidates that jump and call the elections in their favor, that they are the winners, BEFORE the votes have even been completely counted are totally irresponsible, and a bunch of ego maniacs, that is what they are, and THEY are the ones causing all of the chaos, not the supervisor of election officials. Put the blame where it belongs, on them, like Governor Rick Scott!!! November 12, 2018 at 8:31 pm November 12, 2018 at 8:19 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply November 14, 2018 at 6:51 pm *****Let’s Talk About It, with Rod Love and co-host Greg Jackson, is an edgy new radio program that has a distinct “Apopka” tone.Rod LoveHosts Rod Love and Greg Jackson are well-known figures in Apopka. Love is a local businessman, was the co-chair of the Apopka Task Force against Violence, and was recently named the Orange County District 2 Commissioner. Jackson is a local attorney that ran for the Florida Legislature in 2016 for District 45, which includes a part of Apopka.The show airs on WOKB 1680AM on Mondays from 7-8 PM. You may also stream it online here.Let’s Talk About It describes itself as a show in search of results-oriented solutions. It tackles important subjects such as crime in urban communities, jobs, business growth, relationship with the police, transitioning from a mom and pop proprietorship to mom and pop incorporation and a whole lot of other action initiatives that affect the quality of life of individuals and families are the major focus. Its goal is to develop an understanding of the everyday needs and issues of people and assist in empowering them with the necessary information or motivation towards addressing such needs, all with the support of professionals or experts who will be the show’s guests.Greg Jackson  Let’s Talk About It has an interactive style of information sharing that is both entertaining and educational.  It acts as a vehicle for civic and faith-based organizations, small businesses and everyday citizens to be able to work together to foster a progressive development of communities’ interactivity with one another.To join the conversation tonight, call Let’s Talk About It at 407-894-1680. A federal judge says “most likely” he will not allow signatures on the by- mail ballots to be counted in Florida, that don’t match. There was talk of old voter registrations on file, and some signatures may not match now, to current election canvas committee standards…. I guess the Florida people have what? Gotten older, shaky, senile, and maybe don’t see good anymore, and their names are signed differently now, than their old voter registration signatures on file???…..ha ha….Cast us out, we, the older people of Florida, who obviously DON’T COUNT, or WON’T COUNT, if the federal judge has his way…. Could this be the “new age discrimination” in Florida, to litigate? Senator Bill Nelson has filed a lawsuit to get the illegal E-Mail ballots that were accepted, in the heavily GOP area of the panhandle, THROWN OUT! Meanwhile, Governor Rick Scott, not Senator-Elect Scott, is going forth meeting with Mitch McConnell and other Senator-Elect Candidates for orientation, I believe it was reported…..the madness continues! November 12, 2018 at 8:12 pm Allegations of “stealing the election” from both sides…..all I know is if all the votes aren’t allowed to be counted, due to imposed time restrictions from this state’s administration, and who is running it, then yes, it will be “stolen” election, if all the votes are not counted! In light of the atmosphere of all these “stealing” allegations, during these recounts of the elections here in Florida, I offer this joke, I heard yesterday when listening to the preacher, Joel O Steen, or maybe it is Joel O Stein, not sure of the correct spelling of his name, and his sermon at his church, that was shown on tv. He told his congregation about a man that was caught stealing at the grocery store. The man had stolen a can of peaches without paying for them, and walked out of the store, and was busted. When the case went to court, the judge told the man that he only had one question to ask him. The judge asked the accused man how many peaches were in the can of peaches he took, and the man answered the judge and said,” five peaches.” The judge said that he was going to sentence him one week in jail, for each peach stolen, that was in the can of peaches. The man’s wife was present, and raised her hand, and the judge told her to go ahead and say what she wanted to say. The man’s wife then said, “Your Honor, he stole a can of peas too”……LOL November 12, 2018 at 8:57 pm The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Why does Governor Rick Scott and his lawyers insist on having the Broward County Sheriff Deputies impound the voting machines and ballots, that are so-called ” not in use”???.. and wants them apparently hauled off from the Broward County Supervisor of Election Office, or confiscated under their guard??? What? Because it is a heavily Democratic area??? Sounds like a classic case of the foxes guarding the hen house, IMO, as the Governor has power over the Sheriff Deputies. Also, I heard that recently, that Governor Scott had a whole big gang of deputies staying at his mansion….but I never heard why they were there…..why were they staying there? Hurricane Michael demolished the Florida panhandle town of Mexico Beach, not Naples. The governor shouldn’t have the authority to enforce his will for his political gain, by using his position to influence the outcome of an election in which he is a candidate. IMO Mama Mia Reply Reply Mama Mia November 14, 2018 at 9:22 pm November 12, 2018 at 4:08 pm November 14, 2018 at 7:55 pm Mama Mia November 12, 2018 at 9:23 pm November 14, 2018 at 7:08 pm Please enter your comment! Mama Mia Who on earth would want to work at the White House in a hired position, or an appointed position, under Trump, with his firing people for the fun of it? If that is not bad enough, now the first lady, Melania, has gotten into the firing act! I bet some of those people were fired before they even got their furniture moved to DC in the moving van….lol You all didn’t finish explaining you all’s bet with Reggie, either. What was the bet? Mama Mia And Mia Love….Yes, Mia Love! I listened to Trump complaining about Mia Love, showed him NO love…and I thought to myself, who in the world is Trump talking about??? This Mia woman…lol I had to look her up. She wasn’t showing him NO love, ha ha. She ran in Utah, as a Republican, and didn’t show Trump NO love, or” embrace him”, stated his complaints about her, and it was because A LOT of the Republicans there in Utah, don’t like Trump! And she didn’t want to tie her name to Trump’s politically. Also, she has a big problem with Trump, because her parents were immigrants from Haiti, and Mia Love was born here in the US, and Trump is trying to do away with birthright citizenship of children born here, with parents from other countries! This Mia has NO love for Trump either….lol TAGSGreg JacksonLet’s Talk About ItRod Love Previous articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in reviewNext articleA history of Veterans Day Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia Thank you too. I found the ON button again. GOP candidate, Mia Love in Utah, has filed a lawsuit trying to stop the counting of the votes as she trails behind the Democrat challenger in the election there in Utah. She wants to stop the count of the ballots that are being tallied in Salt Lake County, by the election official in charge!!! There has been NO ALLEGATIONS OF FRAUD there, but Mia Love wants to stop the votes from being counted, and oversee the signature process. The Democrat in the race challenging her seat, has said that it is the job of the election officials to oversee the signature process, not the candidates themselves. November 12, 2018 at 9:07 pm This Monday on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT with Rod Love and Greg Jackson, after a week of election uncertainty, the “Dynamic Duo” will discuss the ongoing recount of votes and what this may mean for 2020 elections. Also, with Broward County under a microscope, Rod and Greg will explore prior issues with the chief election officer in the county.Let’s Talk Nation will also hear from two newly elected official who will call into the show and share their visions. These and other topics will be discussed by two of the most influential voices in Central Florida on the top-rated Monday Night radio talk show — LET’S TALK ABOUT IT!Join Rod Love, Greg Jackson and the entire Let’s Talk Nation on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT, every Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on 1680am WOKB, online at, on Facebook @letstalkaboutitlive or call-in to 407-894-1680. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT is the can’t miss radio show that will blow your mind!Podcasts of past shows can also be heard at Reply Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mia Mama Mia When I voted early, in person, and showed both my driver’s license, and voter ID card, and signed the computer tablet with my finger, as instructed, it looked soooo crappy! I tried my best to sign my name nice and neat. It is impossible on those electronic tablets to sign neatly. On my voter registration, my signature was nice and neat. On the tablet, my signature looked like I signed it drunk, and regardless of what you think, I was not drinking. Now what I am getting at is, anyone judging those two signatures, both by myself, may have decided to toss my vote out, based on the differences, if they are soooooo picky regarding signatures. Good night, I’m getting sleepy. Reply I read just the other day that in the Mia Love election race, out there in Utah, between her, and her challenger, the Democrat, election officials were allowing the votes to be completely tallied by November 26th, deadline!!! No rush, there in that state, to “GET ‘ER DONE”, regarding the vote counting!!!center_img Reply Mama Mia From Let’s Talk about it with Rod Love and Greg Jackson Mama Mia Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply 17 COMMENTS November 12, 2018 at 12:50 pm November 12, 2018 at 8:21 pm Reply November 14, 2018 at 8:55 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia Mama Mia November 14, 2018 at 6:57 pm The latest ruling by the judge involved in this election fiasco…..the judge states he found NO EVIDENCE OF WRONGDOING by the Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office…..and he has gotten both candidates and their lawyers to agree to letting sheriff deputies watch over the recounts, as they proceed with the recount. Recounts proceeding in Broward County, with over 700,000 ballots, and two new machines from Central Florida brought in, and more security brought in also. Judge ruled the citizens need to be reassured our elections are fair……and asked both sides to “tone down” the rhetoric… you think they will? LOL Attorney, Michael Avenatti, has been taken into custody in LA, but not arrested, or charged, for alleged domestic violence….????? Reply Gillum has every right to retract his concession, since the votes had NOT all been counted! I’m sure if you were in a race, and that happened to you, you would do the same. I bet Gillum didn’t think it was so amusing……..And if by chance, Bill Nelson does ultimately win, I am certain Rick Scott is NOT man enough to admit his defeat! I guess I am just surprised Scott hasn’t used his power, to stop the recounts or removed the Broward County Supervisor of Elections, as retaliation, but keep watching!!!!…….. Mama Mia Reply Reply Reply November 14, 2018 at 8:57 pm Ej Reply Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia November 12, 2018 at 3:56 pm Reply Accepted by E-Mail, not excepted…….sorry. And thank God, the House will be under the control of the Democrats. I am sick of the circus-like antics of what is happening to our entire country! I am so irked, I could write a book! Bring on the impeachment of Trump! He is sitting up there, playing king/dictator, trying to tell the Democrats who to put in there, as House Speaker…LOL, what a joke he, and his kind are, and bring on Trump’s tax returns!…LOL Why is it okay in the state of Georgia for the votes to be counted, if the signatures don’t match exactly, but in Florida it is not okay? I sign my name slightly different on occasions. Why should I have to wonder if my vote counted? Senator Bill Nelson has a right to ask for those ballots to be counted, and has asked for that to be considered, like in Georgia, with his lawsuit he filed. Scott of course dismisses Nelson lawsuits as petty, but not his multiple own lawsuits! What about the heavily GOP areas of the Florida panhandle where votes were excepted by E-Mail….!!! Want to talk about that? It was on Channel 6 news today this evening. LOL Oh well, good-night, and all I can say is Bah Humbug! Take care, you two. Reply Thanks We found the OFF. Button I just logged off Rod and Greg’s radio show, as I listened to the whole show tonight, and first let me say, what is going on??? On your show it was stated that Broward County hasn’t started counting the ballots, but that Miami Dade has already finished half of theirs, and you stated that something needed to be done about Broward, well, that is not what I heard or saw on tv today, as it told the ballots were already being counted in Broward County….so who is right, the tv news, or you all, on Let’s Talk About It….??? Please enter your name here Mama Mia Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

  • Fistfuls of Dollars: Fact & Fantasy About Corporate Charitable Giving

    first_img  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 January 2008 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Fistfuls of Dollars: Fact & Fantasy About Corporate Charitable Givinglast_img read more

  • Royal Academy Schools receive £10m donation

    first_img Tagged with: arts Major gift “One of the founding purposes of the Royal Academy was to provide a school of art to train the next generation of artists. 250 years later, the Royal Academy Schools is one of the best in the world. This major gift from Julia and Hans Rausing will ensure its success for the next 250 years.”In December 2018, Julia and Hans Rausing gave another donation of £2.5m, the closing gift to the Royal Academy’s recent transformational redevelopment. In acknowledgment of this gift, the new public route linking Burlington House to Burlington Gardens was renamed The Julia and Hans Rausing Hall. Their total donation is £12.5m. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9  335 total views,  3 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Royal Academy Schools receive £10m donation The Royal Academy Schools has received its biggest ever donation – a gift of £10m from Julia and Hans Rausing.The donation is the most significant gift in the 250-year history of the RA Schools, and will fund a restoration and renewal project to ensure the institution’s future. The renewal project will begin in 2021.Designed by Sir David Chipperfield CBE RA, who recently completed the Royal Academy’s redevelopment with Julian Harrap, it will create a campus with increased space for studios, including a new suite of workshops in Burlington Gardens. The historic Sydney Smirke studios, Cast Corridor and Life Room, built in 1870, will be restored to maximise space and light.  There will also be a new suite of technical workshops to support all technologies, a new RA Schools Library, the architecture studio will be renewed and the layout improved for access for students and tutors.In recognition of the gift, the new RA Schools buildings will be called The Julia and Hans Rausing Campus.Julia and Hans Rausing said:“The RA Schools have produced some of the world’s most famous artists since their inception 250 years ago. It was founded to develop the brightest young artists based on merit. The RA Schools remain free and independent today and our gift allows for the restoration of the fabric of the building and its survival for future generations of artists.”Christopher Le Brun, President of the Royal Academy of Arts said: Advertisement  336 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Melanie May | 25 February 2019 | Newslast_img read more

  • Legacy fundraising still considered acceptable during pandemic

    first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Melanie May | 27 May 2020 | News “The gifts kindly included in the wills of our supporters make up a significant proportion of RNIB’s total funding but like many other charities, we’ve ceased elements of our legacy fundraising activity during the pandemic. The research from Fastmap and Freestyle marketing is very helpful because it provides further evidence that the public and the charity’s supporters remain keen to engage with all the ways they can choose to support our work and help deliver our mission.”A recording of a webinar on the subject as well as the research can be accessed via the fastmap site. fastmap and freestyle marketing then looked at those who either have already written a charity into their Will or are considering or intending to do so. They found that 58% gave a strong appropriateness score with 6% feeling that legacies are strongly inappropriate. Tagged with: legacy fundraising legacy promotion research About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via To understand audiences more deeply, level of appropriateness was then cross referenced against those who said they were regular donors.Regular donors said they felt that legacy fundraising is even more appropriate with 57% giving a strongly appropriate score and 7% scoring it strongly inappropriate.center_img  582 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  581 total views,  2 views today Research recently conducted by fastmap and freestyle marketing into the perceived appropriateness of legacy fundraising at this time has revealed that the majority of those asked believe it is acceptable.To understand whether legacy marketing will upset potential legators during the pandemic, fastmap and Freestyle Marketing surveyed 1,000 people aged 30+ online in April.They were asked how appropriate it is for charities to promote and ask for gifts in Wills in the current Covid-19 situation, choosing between 1 – 10, where 10 is completely appropriate and 1 is completely inappropriate.fastmap and freestyle marketing then created two base metrics. Those who consider it strongly appropriate for charities to promote gifts in Wills, which is calculated on the total of those who answered with an 8, 9, or 10, and those who consider it strongly inappropriate for charities to promote gifts in Wills which is calculated on the total of those who answered with a 1, 2, or 3.The research found that far more deem this strongly appropriate (42%) than strongly inappropriate (13%) and almost 1 in 5 scored a 10 giving the most positive “strongly appropriate” score possible. Commenting on the findings, Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, said:“Charities need to stay front of mind if they are to be able to continue their vital work. This research shows that fundraisers should continue to remind supporters about the importance of legacy giving, as long as it is done sensitively.”Alex McDowell, Head of Public Fundraising at RNIB also commented, saying: Advertisement Legacy fundraising still considered acceptable during pandemiclast_img read more

  • How TPP Will Benefit Indiana

    first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News How TPP Will Benefit Indiana Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Feb 24, 2016 Facebook Twitter SHARE How TPP Will Benefit IndianaThe TPP PR machine is cranking out some raw numbers that show just how much American agriculture and, in particular, Indiana agriculture will benefit from the trade deal. The American Farm Bureau Federation commissioned a study to examine just what the benefit to US agriculture would be if the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is approved by Congress. “Ratifying TPP will boost annual net farm income in the United States by $4.4 billion, compared to not approving the pact,” according to AFBF President Zippy Duvall.  “American agriculture is a growth industry, and, to continue that trend, we must expand our market opportunities.”The study also showed the benefits to Indiana. “If we don’t move forward with TPP, we will fall behind,” said Indiana Farm Bureau  national policy advisor Kyle Cline. “While TPP would only go into full effect if the U.S. ratifies the agreement, other countries will move forward with their bi-lateral or multi-lateral trade agreements regardless of whether or not we decide to ratify the agreement.”According to the report, Indiana cash receipts will increase by 196 million and exports will grow by 96 million per year. In addition, over 700 new jobs will be created in the state. IFB president Randy Kron says Hoosier beef, pork, and soybean sectors will benefit from reductions in tariffs.Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said, during a press call with Duval, that TPP is good for all sectors of the US economy both manufacturing and agriculture, “The country that will benefit the most from TPP is the U.S. This deal will create more manufacturing jobs here in the U.S.”Duval says the focus of the debate should not be on who gets more but on how this agreement benefits all of agriculture, “This agreement will put more money in the pockets of farmers and ranchers and that benefits all of agriculture.”Vilsack said, if Congress waits a year to implement the deal, it will cost the U.S. economy over $96 billion in lost economic activity. “While our farmers and ranchers have a lot to gain with passage, the consequences of not approving the deal would be harmful,” Duvall said. “Every day we delay means lost markets as other TPP countries implement the deal’s advantages with each other. We are already arriving at the party late because, right now, expanded trade due to TPP is going on across the Pacific Rim – just without us.”The full report from AFBF is available at Full Report.pdf. State fact sheets (including one for Indiana) can be found at How TPP Will Benefit Indiana SHARE Previous articleAgriNovus Organization ExpandingNext articlePurdue Management Workshops Head to Southern Indiana Gary Truittlast_img read more

  • Freshman Congressman Baird Appointed to House Ag Committee

    first_img SHARE Previous articleU.S., China Begin Two Days of TalksNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for January 31, 2019 Eric Pfeiffer Freshman Congressman Baird Appointed to House Ag Committee SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Freshman Congressman Baird Appointed to House Ag Committee Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Jan 30, 2019 Freshman Congressman Baird Appointed to House Ag CommitteeFreshman U.S. Representative Jim Baird, a Republican from Indiana’s 4th congressional district, was recently appointed to the House Ag Committee, a committee that hasn’t had a Hoosier on it in quite some time.“I have to tell you. I’m really excited and pleased to have this opportunity to serve on the agriculture committee in our U.S. Congress, and I look forward to hearing from farmers, farm groups, and all those interested in the agricultural industry…because I’m just their voice here in Washington, and I respect everything they do every day.”Hoosier Ag Today had heard prior to Baird’s appointment that he was actively seeking appointment to the ag committee, and Baird confirmed that was the case. He told us that this is where he felt like he could make the biggest impact for not just his district, but all Hoosier farmers.“By utilizing my background and experience in the agricultural area to represent, or give people in our district a voice, on some of this legislation and on these committees. They just finished up the farm bill, so I’m anxious to look into the details of that and start looking for those areas that are really working in the farm bill so we can start looking forward to the next farm bill.”When asked about the looming Feb. 15th deadline for an agreement on border security to keep the government open, Baird said he was glad that the federal workers who got caught up in the middle of this are now back at work and getting paid, but he would like to avoid another shutdown.“You can have the extremes of thought on both right or left, but in the middle, you’ve got to have a majority and a bell-shaped curve that gets together, works out a compromise, makes the tough decisions, and moves the country forward.”Baird is one of three Republican newcomers to the committee led by Ranking Member Mike Conaway of Texas. Minnesota Democrat Collin Peterson is now Chairman. Indiana agriculture is well represented in D.C. Freshman Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) was recently appointed to the Senate Ag Committee. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

  • City Asks Court to Enforce Settlement With Pasadena Sheraton Hotel Owner Over Back Taxes

    first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News City Asks Court to Enforce Settlement With Pasadena Sheraton Hotel Owner Over Back Taxes Company owes city hundreds of thousands of dollars in TOT revenue By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | 4:42 pm 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. Photo courtesy[UPDATED] As the city continues to struggle with the decline of Transient Occupancy Taxes (TOT) following the closure of local hotels due to the pandemic, one local hotel, the Sheraton, is being sued in an effort to collect nearly $850,000 in back taxes.According to court papers, EHT SPH, LLC and the city entered into a Sept. 21 agreement calling for a payment plan to reimburse the city, but EHT has breached that agreement, the city claims. According to court papers, the Sheraton Hotel still has not paid nearly $850,000 in transient occupancy taxes.According to a motion filed with the court, EHT was served with the lawsuit on July 30 and has not yet responded. On Sept. 9, the city filed a request for entry of default against EHT, which remains pending.The settlement was approved by Scott Ostrander, Urban Commons LLC vice president. Urban Commons, which is part of EHT, is listed as a cross-defendant in the lawsuit.“As our company, like many others in our industry and beyond, fights to resolve the unprecedented challenges facing us in this devastating pandemic, we ask our partners to grant us with patience rather than additional strains on our resources,” read a statement from Urban Commons.“While we do not administer payables at a property level, once brought to our attention we do everything in our power to ensure they are settled in a timely manner,” according to the statement.The TOT is paid by everyone who stays at a local hotel. According to an article appearing in Pasadena Now in August, hotel operators are compelled by city law to collect a TOT and Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) assessments from guests, and those funds “shall be held in trust for the account of the city until payment is made to the tax administrator.”The funds are supposed to be turned over on or before the 20th day of the month after guests made their stays. The lawsuit alleges that Urban Commons failed to do so.The money goes to the city’s general fund.But according to the lawsuit “all or some of the monies owed under the TOT and TBID ordinances were used in the purchase, improvement and repair of the Hotel and other properties and assets owned and/or operated by one or more (defendant).”TOT revenue has nosedived as occupancy has plummeted to between 10 and 15 percent since the pandemic began.According to a September report, TOT revenues came in at $269,900, in line with estimates. At that time, TOT funds were expected to end up about $5.2 million below budget.According to a report included in the City Council’s Finance Committee agenda, the Pasadena Center Operating Co. (PCOC) will not begin to make up for lost Transient Occupancy Tax caused by the pandemic until fiscal year 2024.The PCOC manages the Pasadena Convention Center, the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Pasadena Ice Skating Center. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribecenter_img Community News Business News Top of the News More Cool Stuff 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

  • Seagate Unveils Lyve Cloud Built to Store, Activate, and Manage the Massive Surge in…

    first_imgLocal NewsBusiness TAGS  Pinterest Twitter Twitter FREMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in data storage and management solutions, today introduced Lyve TM Cloud storage-as-a-service platform, an S3-compatible storage-only cloud. Lyve Cloud enables always-on mass capacity data storage and activation. It is designed as a simple, trusted, and efficient service allowing enterprises to unlock the value of their massive unstructured datasets. Seagate is collaborating with Equinix, the world’s digital infrastructure company, to make Lyve Cloud accessible to more customers. This collaboration will provide extensive interconnect opportunities for additional cloud services and geographical expansion. “Lyve Cloud is a natural extension of Seagate’s leadership in mass data solutions, combining our mass capacity HDD innovation with deep storage industry knowledge to help customers activate more of their valuable data,” said Ravi Naik, executive vice president, storage services, and chief information officer at Seagate. “According to Seagate’s Rethink Data report, as much as 68% of data available to enterprises goes unused. By providing a reliable and cost-efficient cloud storage solution at the metro edge, closer to where their data is generated, Lyve Cloud lets enterprises store and activate their data at scale, securely and efficiently.” By locating Lyve Cloud infrastructure in close proximity to Equinix Metal™ within Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers, customers can consume the scale and efficiency of object storage as a service at the metro edge, while leveraging Equinix Fabric™ to interconnect sources of data to a variety of edge and cloud-based applications for hybrid and multicloud architectures. Placing Lyve Cloud infrastructure in metro edge colocation data centers also enables reduced latency because data is stored and processed closer to where it is generated. “We see a lot of synergy in collaborating with Seagate to help our customers increase their digital advantage,” stated Eric Schwartz, chief strategy officer of Equinix. “Leveraging Lyve Cloud and Platform Equinix, customers have an optimized, cost-effective object storage option to make their cloud truly composable. Equinix’s position at the Metro Edge enables Lyve Cloud to address use cases that demand data storage and activation, accelerating digital transformation initiatives such as disaster recovery, hybrid and multi-cloud, storage for bare metal services, AI and Machine Learning.” Lyve Cloud offers privacy, no lock-in, and no egress fees, allowing customers to retain full control of their data while lowering TCO for storing massive datasets. Lyve Cloud’s ISO27001 and SOC2 certifications meet the data security needs of enterprise customers and provide always-on encryption for data in motion and at rest. “Enterprises are increasingly recognizing the need to store more of their business-critical data for longer periods of time, not only for business continuity, but also to harness its potential for analytics and deep learning,” said Wenceslao Lada, vice president, technical alliances, Commvault. “With Commvault’s seamless integration and full compatibility with Seagate Lyve Cloud, end-users now have a compelling new option for cloud storage that enables worry-free, longer term data retention with predictable cost economics and simple recovery capabilities.” “As CIO, three things I most seek for from any solution are predictability, security, and no lock-ins,” said Sudhakar Chilukuri, CIO Lattice Semiconductor. “Lyve Cloud features fit these needs very well. We don’t have to replace anything but can add Lyve Cloud for certain data workloads. It’s critical to choose a cloud storage strategy that has transparent pricing, no ingress, and egress fees, and is reliable and performant.” Seagate’s Lyve Cloud and Lyve Solutions are built with mass data in mind. These solutions, including modular hardware and software, deliver a portfolio that streamlines data access, transport, and management for today’s enterprise. Lyve Cloud is offered at multiple locations in the United States and in other countries in the future. Learn more about Lyve Cloud and the complete Lyve portfolio by joining us for the Datasphere 2021 virtual event on March 30, 2021. Please register here for the event and learn how your business could win 1PB of storage for a year. 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    first_img Email the author Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Big brothers Big Sisters tee it up for kids “We’ll also have a putting contest at noon and there is no additional fee to enter,” Conner said. “Hors d’oeuvres will be served at the conclusion of the tournament around 5 p.m.”Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pike County currently has 75 matches and most Bigs are Troy University students. However, more than 150 kids are waiting and hoping for a match, Conner said.“At the beginning of each year, we have a lot of kids who want to be matched with a Big,” she said. “Right now, we have 160 kids waiting so we really need people to step forward and become a match.”The requirements for Bigs are tailored to the individuals. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pike County will host the sixth annual Tee It Up for Kids’ Sake golf tournament at noon on Monday, Oct. 19, at Troy Country Club.“Tee It Up for Kids is a four-man scramble and it’s a lot of fun for the golfers and means the world to the kids,” said Melinda Conner, Big Brothers Big Sisters activities coordinator. “This is our major fund raiser so we depend on it for so many of the programs that we offer our Littles.”Conner said a scramble is a lot of fun for the golfers because they play as a team. Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 15, 2009 “Each member of the team will hit a tee shot and the team will selected which of the shots to play. All members of the team hit from that spot and the procedure is repeated until the ball is holed.”Registration fee for the Tee It Up for Kids’ Sake golf tournament is $100 per person for ages 65 and under and $75 for those over 65. Golfers may pre-register by calling the Big Brothers Big Sisters office at 566-2454 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. On site registration begins at noon Oct. 19 with tee time at 1 p.m.Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place teams and for the closest to the pin on all par three holes, for a hole-in-one and the longest drive. Skip Print Article Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Nat King Cole lecture to be at Trojan Center Thursday The Songs of Nat King Cole will be the subject of a New Harmonies lecture by Daphne Simpkins at 10… read more “The community based program requires two contact hours a week,” Conner said. “But one week you might take your Little to a football game and maybe just get together for a few minutes the next week. The hours are flexible. The school based program only requires one hour a week so it’s up to the Bigs as to which program is best for them.“And what we like to say is that it’s not the amount of money that a Big spends, it’s the quality of time. Taking a Little along when running errands or to the library can be a really big and important thing for them.”Big Brothers Big Sisters is a United Way agency and the funds the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pike County receives from United Way and the Tee It Up for Kids’ Sake are very important to its continued operation.“We have many kids waiting right now,” Conner said. “And, we don’t want them to think that we’ve forgotten about them. We have activities they can participate in, too. So, we are serving a lot of kids in Pike County and we appreciate the support of the community. It is vital to what we do for these kids.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more