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Armed robbers steal cash register from hotel

SAN DIEGO – Robbery detectives were investigating an armed robbery at a Mission Valley hotel and an attempted armed robbery at a Bay Park gas station, police said.

The attempted robbery was reported around 2:40 a.m. at the Shell gas station on the corner of Clairemont Drive and Denver Street, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.

A gas station employee had just returned from taking out the trash when he turned to lock the front doors, but two men walked up and pulled open the doors before he could lock them, Buttle said.

Both men had handguns and demanded money from the employee, the officer said. When the employee told them he didn’t have any money, one of the men pistol whipped him in the head.

The pair then fled the store and were last seen heading northbound on Denver Street. No loss was reported.

Both suspects were described as Black men in their 40s. They were both wearing dark clothing, masks and baseball hats.

Shortly before 3:05 a.m. a robbery was reported at a hotel on Hotel Circle Place, off Hotel Circle North west of Fashion Valley Road, Buttle said.

Two armed men entered a hotel lobby, then left with a cash register, he said.

The suspects from that robbery were described as two Black men wearing masks and dark hoodies.

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Travel businesses ‘will run out of cash’ without Government support

Travel businesses have told The Telegraph that the industry will be “torn to pieces” by the new lockdown measures, which will outlaw all non-essential movement from Thursday.

The new rules will last until at least December 2, rendering all holidays and leisure travel off-limits – both in the UK and overseas. And with many businesses ineligible for furlough, or unable to top up staff wages, business owners are pleading for extra financial support from the Government.

The industry is “not just frayed or ragged – but in shreds,” said Emma Coulthurst, a spokesperson from TravelSupermarket.

“The travel industry had no pre-warning about the decision. Both here and overseas, many people rely on the tourism industry for their income: entertainers, hotel and bar workers, etc. Covid has wreaked devastation on so many people’s lives.”

For many businesses, the extended furlough scheme will not be enough to support them through winter. “The travel and hospitality sectors are already on their knees,” said Sonia Davies, CEO of travel agency Scott Dunn. “We are yet again surprised and very disappointed by the latest government u-turn and subsequent chaos that this creates for the travel and hospitality sectors.

“Whilst we understand the need to balance the health of the country with the economic impact this causes, the lack of forward planning is causing chaos for both businesses and consumers.” 

“Standardised testing now has to become the absolute priority,” Davies added. “It is crucial now to solve this testing fiasco and get an international system in place, starting with Europe and then rolled out globally with common agreement between countries as the WTTC has called for over the last few weeks.”

Julia Lo Bue-Said, CEO of Advantage Travel Centres, agrees. “The ban on international and domestic travel as a result of the new lockdown measures will crucify the travel industry,” she told The Telegraph. “The reality of the new lockdown means many of our travel agency members will not last the year without a financial support package from the Government.

“Fifty per cent of jobs from our members have been lost since March, and 80 per cent will run out of cash by May.

Evidence suggests hospitality isn’t a key driver of infections

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“Since the summer, the industry has been crying out for a testing regime to be implemented at UK points of entry – and we are still waiting.”

Instead of a reliable testing regime, the industry has been dealt an “ineffective yo-yo quarantine system”, said Lo Bue-Said. Now, the travel ban will “without a doubt lead to an unwelcome déjà vu in terms of providing advice and support to confused travellers and a rush on refunds which will again put pressure on travel agents whose bottom line is sinking lower and lower.”

Airlines too, are struggling with the setback. “The steps the government has taken, which effectively prevents leisure air travel from the UK, has caused further disappointment for our customers who have been looking forward to well-earned holidays,

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Oregon Legislative Emergency Board Approves Cash for Hotel Purchases for Fire-Ravaged Counties

The idea, as WW first reported earlier this week,  is to meet the emergency shelter needs of thousands of displaced people by purchasing, rather than renting, properties while hotel and motel prices are depressed by COVID-19-related travel slowdowns. State officials estimate after this year’s wildfires that 10,000 more Oregonians will be seeking shelter beds than there is capacity.

The two state reps hoped to purchase about 1,000 rooms to house people displaced by COVID-19 and wildfires, as well as people who have no place to live for other reasons.

The Emergency Board, which typically makes relatively mundane financial tweaks between regular sessions of the Legislature, has been called on this year to allocate massive COVID-19 relief, as well as adjust other spending decisions and respond to pleas for help from around the state.

Wildfires have affected both blue and red areas of the state, so lawmakers could find bipartisan support for the former proposal—but not the latter.

Project Turnkey for fire-affected counties will move forward with the Oregon Community Foundation as the fiscal agent and nonprofits with previous experience operating shelters competing to run the properties.

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Vacation, Paid Leave Banks, and Vacation Cash Payouts

This policy was a part of the former UPS Policy set that was integrated into the System Administrative Policy set. It applies to all University of Wisconsin institutions except for UW-Madison. For UW-Madison’s policies, please see the Human Resource Design Policies website.

Original Issuance Date: July 1, 2015
Last Revised Date:

1. Policy Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for the administration of paid vacation for UW System employees. The policy covers eligibility, accrual, use, reporting, carryover, paid leave banks, annual vacation cash payouts and treatment of vacation balances upon movement or termination of employment.

2. Policy Background

Vacation options for eligible faculty, academic staff, and limited appointees were created by Regent Resolution 6698 (adopted 06/19/2994), amended by Resolution 7802 (adopted 11/08/1998) amended by Resolution 8745 (adopted 10/10/2003); and University Personnel Guidelines #9: Unclassified Staff Paid Vacation, Holiday, and Catastrophic Leave implemented the Regent resolutions.

Before the July 1, 2015 effective date of the University Personnel System, vacation for classified employees (now university staff) was provided for in Wis. Stat. § 230.35 and Wis. Admin. Code § ER 18.02. This policy now covers vacation, paid leave banks, and vacation cash payouts for all UW System employees.

3. Policy Definitions

Please see SYS 1225, General Terms and Definitions, for a list of general terms and definitions.

4. Policy

UW System employees who meet the eligibility requirements set forth in this policy are eligible for paid time off work for vacations and other personal purposes.

A. Eligibility for Paid Vacation

(1) University Staff

All university staff, except those in a temporary appointment, are eligible for paid vacation. Crafts workers are provided vacation in accordance with provisions in this policy, except as indicated in SYS 1238, Craft Workers.

(2) Faculty, Academic Staff, and Limited Appointees (annual basis appointments only)

All faculty, academic staff, and limited appointees are eligible for vacation if they are:

  • In an annual-basis appointment; and
  • Covered by the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), or
  • If not covered by the WRS, expected to work at least 440 hours (21% for annual-basis appointment) for at least one year.

If not initially eligible to earn vacation, the employee can later become eligible through a change in expectations or meeting the above criteria during the immediately preceding 12-month period

(3) Rehired Annuitants

A rehired annuitant for the purposes of this policy is a UW System employee who is currently receiving a retirement or disability annuity from the WRS. See SYS 1229, Rehired Annuitants, for additional information.

  • A rehired WRS annuitant is eligible to earn vacation if the eligibility requirements provided for in this policy are met.
    • NOTE: Only time worked for a UW System institution after the employee’s WRS annuity effective date is included to meet the one-year duration requirement in Section 4.A.(2) of this policy.
  • If not initially eligible to earn vacation, a rehired annuitant can later become eligible through a change in expectations or meeting the above criteria during the immediately preceding 12-month period.
  • Vacation hours earned
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