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Hoopa Valley native Junior Davis relishing chance to pitch for Humboldt Crabs this summer

first_imgARCATA >> The day he was issued his No. 13 Humboldt Crabs jersey, it was virtually impossible to wipe the smile off Ronny Davis’ face.Nearly seven weeks later, that smile has stuck around. And it’s not just because the Crabs are winning a whole heck of a lot these days, either.To wear the Crabs jersey, that’s something the young man they call “Junior” been waiting to see happen ever since his Little League days.“It means a lot coming from a small community and to be able to play for the …last_img

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Raiders Antonio Brown loses grievance, but plans on returning to team

first_imgNAPA — Wide receiver Antonio Brown was denied in his bid to wear his old helmet by an arbitrator Monday, but indicated on social media he intended to join the Raiders, thus ending speculation he might retire.NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy, who earlier in the morning outlined the league’s argument in what he termed “background information” confirmed Brown’s grievance had been denied.The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.Brown’s response on Twitter made it clear he has no …last_img

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Set Down Your Push Broom

first_imgYou pushed your big “opportunity” from January to February. Then March. Then you pushed that same “opportunity” into the second quarter of the year.Just to be safe, you put the close date in for June 30th. You believed that this would provide you with plenty of time to push the “opportunity” across the line. And you did push the “opportunity” . . . just not across the line. Instead, you pushed the “opportunity” into the fourth quarter.Why are so many opportunities projected to close the last day of the quarter anyway? And why do these opportunities seem to always need to be pushed a little further ahead?It’s the end of the fourth quarter. The clock has run out. Are you really going to push that “opportunity” into the first quarter of next year?Instead, maybe push that trash into the dustpan, toss it away, and start working on a real opportunity. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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Area-wise rental cap for metros on the anvil

first_imgTenants may soon get to breathe a little easier. The government is mulling fixing the maximum rental rates in all pockets of various metros on the lines of circle rates. The circle rates are indicative price levels below which rate properties cannot be bought or sold in respective circles or areas.”The government is planning to come up with a new rental law for the landlords and tenants that will regulate the irrational rental hikes in the metros. It will rationalise the rentals,” a senior official at the Union ministry of urban development told Mail Today.The ministry has shortlisted seven cities – Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune – where the new law is expected to kick off. “Realty prices and rentals are already overheated in these cities. There is a huge influx of people every year to these cities. (So), they need a separate rent control act,” the official said.The new law, which will be part of the proposed Model Residential Tenancy Act 2011, envisages reforms, such as scrapping the state rent control laws that impose a ceiling on rents in various housing markets .”Like the circle rate, there will be rentals for every pocket which will be updated every quarter based on the demand and supply. It will protect the tenants from unreasonable demands,” the official added. The new proposal, if it gets implemented, will mandate that landlords cannot keep their houses vacant for more than three months and where such properties are kept vacant for more than three months, the owner would have to pay double the property tax. Also, rent for the existing tenant would be frozen for 24 months and the landlord would have to intimate tenants two months prior to hiking the rent.”It will release the stock of housing available for rentals. Also, the ministry is mulling recommending tax reliefs on rental income to boost rental housing. But it will be limited to the metros,” the official added.The proposal follows a delegation of property owners from Delhi and Mumbai meeting the Union urban development minister Kamal Nath last Thursday to call for reforming the country’s archaic rental laws.”All the rental laws and Acts are old and have become archaic. There is a need for serious reform. This new rental law for metros will be useful both for landlords and tenants,” the official said. The Centre has already proposed a Model Residential Tenancy Act, which will be implemented across the country by the states. The ministry has already sent the draft to the states for consultation and feedback.”Rent control and housing are state subjects. So, the Act cannot be binding on the states. But we are forming a uniform law across the state,” the official added. The proposed Act aimed at controlling rentals however, is not an entirely new initiative. A draft Delhi Rent Act, 1995, still remains to be notified thanks to political pressure. Also, the tabling of the Delhi Rent (Amendment) Bill, 1997, is pending and awaits passage in the coming monsoon session of Parliament.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.advertisementlast_img read more

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Congress used to darbar culture, why is Sonia silent on corruption: BJP

first_imgStepping up its attack on the Congress after it targeted its president Nitin Gadkari, the BJP on Friday put a four-point poser to Sonia Gandhi, questioning her silence on various scams emerging in the country.Seeking an apology from the Congress for the “shameful, sub-standard and uncivilised” attacks on Gadkari, BJP’s chief national spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad said the Congress was used to the “darbar culture” and unable to digest the fact that a common worker can rise to the level of national president in the Opposition party.The BJP asked Congress president Sonia Gandhi to explain why she had remained silent on matters concerning corruption in the 2G spectrum case, the Commonwealth Games scam, the Adarsh Cooperative Housing scam and a Delhi minister’s indictment by the Lokayukta. The party said it expected Sonia to reply if she was “serious and sincere in the fight against corruption”.Alleging that Sonia’s claims of tackling corruption seriously were an eyewash, Prasad said: “There was nothing wrong in the BJP chief’s comments on the Congress president that her claims of fighting corruption were hollow. The nation understood everything as the Congress president fears many skeletons would come out in case she went ahead with dealing against corruption sternly.”He said the Congress’s reaction to Gadkari reflected that a “cornered Congress has become deeply frustrated” on the issue of corruption.”Why did she (Sonia) keep quiet when Rs 1.76 lakh crore of public money was looted in the 2G scam and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was giving a clean chit to then telecom minister A. Raja,” Prasad asked.advertisementPrasad also questioned Sonia’s “silence when Rs 70,000 crore of public money was looted in the name of Commonwealth Games and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was lambasting the Shunglu Committee report even when it had serious allegations against her”.He also raised the issue of important files pertaining to the Adarsh Cooperative Housing scam being lost under curious circumstances.In his last poser, Prasad questioned Sonia on why she “kept quiet after the Lokayukta indicted Delhi Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan for his abuse of authority and recommended his removal even while the Congress government got a collusive recommendation from the President to get the Lokayukta report rejected”.Justifying Gadkari’s comments, the BJP deplored the “shameful, sub-standard and uncivilised” attacks made by the Congress against him and sought an apology.”A cornered Congress has become deeply frustrated as far as the issue of corruption is concerned and therefore the kind of uncivilised and below standard comments are being made against the BJP national president, which are deeply regrettable and condemnable,” Prasad said.”The Congress is used to the darbar culture, where only a member of a particular family could become the national party president and is unable to digest the fact that a common worker can rise to the level of the party’s national president,” Prasad said.”We are proud of this democratic culture, where a partyman from the grassroot level can rise to such a level. This can only happen in the BJP,” he said.Earlier, the BJP spokesman sought an apology from Sonia and Singh over a Delhi minister’s comments on Raj Ghat and Mahatma Gandhi.”This is like playing a cruel joke with the pride of the Father of the Nation,” he said. “Both the Congress chief and the PM owe an apology to the nation.”For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

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