D-Day for landlords: High court hears rent overcharge cases

first_imgHousing Rights Initiative’s Aaron Carr (Credit: iStock, Facebook)ALBANY— State legislators passed a new rent law in June, but many of the details are about to be hashed out in court.Today, the highest court in the state is hearing five cases involving alleged rent overcharges for rent-stabilized apartments. Landlords face treble damages for rent overcharges, which could mean a huge payday for tenants.Each of the cases cite a pivotal 2009 Court of Appeals ruling — Roberts v. Tishman Speyer Properties — which found that landlords receiving J-51 tax benefits could not deregulate an apartment when the legal passed a certain threshold and the unit was vacant or occupied by high-income tenants. The decision allowed the state to assess rent overcharges based on the most recent legal regulated rent, even if a significant period of time had elapsed.ADVERTISEMENTThe Roberts decision led to a string of legal challenges alleging that landlords deregulated units while reaping J-51 benefits. Many of the cases have been brought by the Housing Rights Initiative, a group headed by Aaron Carr.The lookback period — the window of time the state can assess treble damages for rent overcharges — was extended to six years from four by the June rent-law overhaul. The Court of Appeals will decide whether that extension also applies to ongoing overcharge cases, which would substantially increase the landlord’s liability.Attorneys for tenants and landlords noted that the move by the Court of Appeals to hear the five cases in one day and to solicit amicus briefs from the general legal community is very unusual. This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

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Men more likely to achieve targets if they are set goals

first_imgEmail Share on Facebook Share on Twitter LinkedIn Pinterestcenter_img A new study by the University of Leicester has revealed that men are more receptive to goals in the workplace than women.Using a timed addition task, research from the University’s Department of Economics examined the effect of non-binding goals – where no monetary rewards or punishments are associated with success or failure – on effort, and found:Men are more motivated by achieving goals than womenGoal-setting can generate the same effects on success as monetary incentivesHaving a goal leads to better focus and increased speed to complete a taskOne hundred and nine research participants completed a simple addition task summing up sets of five two-digit, randomly drawn numbers over five minutes in one of three groups: Share Control – no goal was givenLow goal – to achieve 10 correct answersHigh goal – to achieve 15 correct answersThey found participants within the two goal groups scored more correct answers, attempted more questions and had greater accuracy during the tests. However, there was no significant difference between the two goal groups, showing that having a goal is more important than the specific value of the goal.Research lead Samuel Smithers, PhD student from the University of Leicester’s Department of Economics explained: “The focus of this research was to determine how to motivate people. When we are given a goal, we feel a sense of purpose to achieve it; it naturally helps to focus us. The findings demonstrate that setting a goal induces higher effort.“My research found that women perform better than men in the no goal setting, but men thrive in both of the goal treatments, suggesting that men are more responsive to goals than women. I also found a 20 per cent and 35 per cent increase in correct number of additions for the medium and challenging goal groups over the control group.“This is an incredible increase in output without the need for extra monetary incentives. The increase was due to an increase in both the speed and accuracy of the participants in the goal groups.”Participants were rewarded 25p for every correct answer, but no additional monetary bonus if they achieved their goal, showing that satisfaction for achieving a goal is motivation enough for greater performance.Research supervisor Professor Sanjit Dhami added: “Samuel contributes to a growing body of literature in behavioural economics that enriches classical economics by incorporating insights from the other social sciences, mainly psychology but also biology, sociology and neuroscience.“Behavioural economics paints a richer picture of human motivations, such as responsiveness to non-monetary goals, relative to classical economics that almost exclusively explores the effect of monetary incentives.“Samuel’s research shows that gender differences in economic behaviour are important and widespread. These results will be useful for policy-makers but also for private firms. Furthermore, this research serves to highlight the cutting-edge research in behavioural economics that continues to be undertaken at the University of Leicester.”The research, which is published in Economics Letters, was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).last_img read more

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FAN VOTE: Greatest Sioux Jersey Ever Tournament!

first_imgIceCap Share this post Hey everyone, about a year and a half ago I started Sioux-Jersey.com, dedicated to the history of Fighting Sioux jerseys. I felt it was now good enough to share with the Sportslogos.net community. ****Please note: I know there are a number of posters on Sportslogos.net that are against Native American nicknames. I can respect your opinion on the subject matter, but please do myself (and others) a favor by not turning this into a nickname rant thread. Thank you.VOTE NOW BY CLICKING ABOVE GRAPHIC OR CLICKING HERE!!Now that the Sioux nickname era has come to an end, it’s time to determine which jersey will go down as the fan favorite of All-Time. about: The winner will be determined by you, the fans. The tournament will be in bracket format. I’ve narrowed down the field to 16, now it’s up to YOU to VOTE and determine a winner! I’ve chosen eight home white jerseys as well as eight dark jerseys with each white jersey going against a dark in the first round. There are four Divisions of four jerseys, each named after the four National Championship winning Sioux coaches. The bracket is also divided into two Regions, those named after two of the most influential people in Sioux hockey history. The divisons/regions are there to help divide up the voting and for you to discuss which division/region you think is going to win!WHEN: Voting is now open! Each round of voting will last one week, starting December 26, 2012.-Gasparini & May Divisions — 12/26/12 – 1/2/13-Blais & Thorndycraft Divisions — 1/2/13 – 1/9/13-Engelstad Regional Semi-Finals — 1/9/13 – 1/16/13-Purpur Regional Semi-Finals — 1/16/13 – 1/23/13-Semi-Finals — 1/23/13 – 1/30/13-Championship — 1/30/13 – 2/6/13Check out the bracket to see how things stack up right now:Which jerseys are your favorites? What’s your favorite first round matchups?? Vote now!HELP SPREAD THE WORD ON FACEBOOK! Check out the Event Page by Clicking Here! (Don’t forget to ‘Like’ the Sioux-Jersey.com page while you’re at it!)Also, for all you tweeters…. @siouxjersey #greatestsiouxjerseyI’d love to hear any feedback on the site while you browse around. Thanks for voting! Members 27 Share on other sites Posted December 27, 2012 Members FAN VOTE: Greatest Sioux Jersey Ever Tournament! The 1950-57 green jersey in the May Division should win the whole thing. It’s perfect! ColeJ Share on other sites Recommended Posts As much as I disliked the whole Nike Swift jerseys (for anyone) when they came out, somehow it’s become one of my favorite uniforms they’ve ever worn. It may be because they always did so well in those, or that they’re so different, but I really like ’em. Now, to try and find one… Posted January 1, 2013 FAN VOTE: Greatest Sioux Jersey Ever Tournament! Big A HG Prev 10 We the North! 0 Share on other sites chriscj83 Share this post Hontas Posted December 30, 2012 84 Posted December 27, 2012 max 21,575 Location:Bemidji, MN max 513 posts 2 -Ralph Engelstad was a Nazi and threatened to withdraw all funding to the UND athletic department if they changed the nickname.-UND currently draws the most fans per game (at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks) among all North American college, junior, and minor league hockey teams (NHL is locked out).-The students at UND have recently voted to change the school’s athletic nickname and the nickname will be changed soon.-It’s tough to vote for anything in the “Ralph Engelstad Division,” soooo…Why you gotta do that? Share this post Moderators Varsity Blue 513 posts Share this post Share this post Big A HG Share on other sites Link to post Members Followers 0 Anyway I’ve said my piece. Continue on with your vote.Gee, thanks for your permission for us to continue after you’ve satisfied your compulsive desire to hector the board with something only tangentially related to the topic!You’re welcome. IceCap Members SportsLogos.Net Location:Waxahachie, Texas Link to post Location:Tampa, FL 84 Joshawaggie 10 Share on other sites All Activity Link to post Share on other sites IceCap Posted December 30, 2012 Share this post chriscj83 Great poll, nice site. I like it. 2 45,948 posts 21,575 Share on other sites Posted December 29, 2012 Link to post Location:SPAMTOWN, MN chriscj83 21,575 Posted December 27, 2012 10 Location:SPAMTOWN, MN 10 Share this post Link to post Location:Bemidji, MN Moderators 0 @Big A HG – How did you go about getting all the info you needed as far as illustrating all the jerseys you have on your site? Were you able to just work off of jerseys and pictures that you have, or did you get some help from the university?I’d imagine it wasn’t super easy to get some pictures of the older uniforms, as it’s even a task to get good pictures from the 80’s through the mid 90’s. Share on other sites 84 45,948 posts Posted December 28, 2012 Share on other sites Link to post Gee, thanks for your permission for us to continue after you’ve satisfied your compulsive desire to hector the board with something only tangentially related to the topic!Amen!I wish the Sioux had been more original than to use a green version of the Blackhawk logo. The logo in Hontas’ sig would have been better.They did actually use it for two seasons. I haven’t dug up a story on why it disappeared, but the logo was used pretty extensively throughout campus in the late 50s – early 60s.Thanks again for all the votes and kind words about the site. It’s been a long process in the making, but has been a blast. Members Share on other sites Share this post Sports Logo News 280 posts 51 280 posts Anyway I’ve said my piece. Continue on with your vote.Gee, thanks for your permission for us to continue after you’ve satisfied your compulsive desire to hector the board with something only tangentially related to the topic!Very cool contest Big A HG, thanks for posting the link. Page 1 of 2   Posted December 27, 2012 jesus… stop picking on the sioux just to pick on the sioux.where’s this level of outrage over “ford field” or anything named after that nazi?it’s possible to separate the two topics and judge north dakota uniforms on purely uniform-aesthetic qualities, without bringing up the politics of dead men. 84 Share this post Sports Logos We the North! Share on other sites Share this post Posted December 27, 2012 93 21,575 Link to post Moderators Share this post 0 2 1,259 Location:Seattle Hontas 27 Forums Home Link to post Joshawaggie 10 280 posts Share this post 2,359 posts 27 0 Posted December 28, 2012 Next Big A HG 513 posts 737 posts Link to post Share this post Gee, thanks for your permission for us to continue after you’ve satisfied your compulsive desire to hector the board with something only tangentially related to the topic!Amen!I wish the Sioux had been more original than to use a green version of the Blackhawk logo. The logo in Hontas’ sig would have been better. 84 Posted December 27, 2012 Members 0 Share this post Link to post 394 posts Big A HG 10 Next Share on other sites Members 10 280 posts IceCap 93 Sign in to follow this   Link to post 10 Go To Topic Listing 84 Sports Logo News Members 0 Link to post Fantastic web site. Very well done. This topic is now closed to further replies. Posted December 29, 2012 Sign in to follow this   0 11,718 posts 10 walby2 Member of the Right Brigade 1,259 0 1,259 Prev Banned Forums Home 6,476 posts 280 posts ColeJ Big A HG 0 2 46 Share on other sites 0 21,575 He’s right though.I wasn’t going to comment on this vote due to the nickname issues (the issue is settled both parties can move on), but naming an entire bracket after a known racist and neo-Nazi will bring your vote a good deal of legitimate criticism. Posted December 28, 2012 142 21,575 2 Big A HG Joshawaggie Share on other sites Posted December 29, 2012 Share this post 10 Link to post CrazyAnna 46 0 142 0 142 Link to post Share this post Members Varsity Blue 21,575 142 The NFL season has finally returned. 🙂 He’s right though.I wasn’t going to comment on this vote due to the nickname issues (the issue is settled both parties can move on), but naming an entire bracket after a known racist and neo-Nazi will bring your vote a good deal of legitimate criticism.I know he’s technically right,The best kind of right! [/Futurama]but why bring it up, especially in a harmless thing like this? People can’t just let others have fun anymore, there’s always someone waiting to piss on it.Though I opposed the movement to force the University to keep a name they had lost the right to use I wasn’t planning on commenting in this thread at all. If I did, it would have only been to say that I think the black 2002-2006 sweater is probably the best one listed.Then max brought the fact that a bracket is named after Ralph Engelstad, known neo-Nazi, to light. Sorry, that offends me. And seeing as the original poster posted this vote in a forum that I too am a member of, I have the right to be offended at that.Anyway I’ve said my piece. Continue on with your vote. chriscj83 Big A HG Posted December 27, 2012 Location:Ann Arbor, MI Link to post 46 Share this post 84 0 Location:Bemidji, MN Posted December 29, 2012 10 IceCap Posted December 29, 2012 chriscj83 He’s right though.I wasn’t going to comment on this vote due to the nickname issues (the issue is settled both parties can move on), but naming an entire bracket after a known racist and neo-Nazi will bring your vote a good deal of legitimate criticism.I know he’s technically right, but why bring it up, especially in a harmless thing like this? People can’t just let others have fun anymore, there’s always someone waiting to piss on it. IceCap 51 Big A HG 51 Share this post 142 93 Location:Salt Fork of the Brazos, Texas 767 posts Share on other sites chriscj83 CrazyAnna Posted December 27, 2012 Link to post Big A HG Page 1 of 2   2 Members All Activity If you haven’t voted yet, only two days left to cast your first round votes!Thanks to those who have participated so far! 2 Link to post Embracing the suck. 0 Link to post 0 Members 142 84 Members Link to post Followers 0 45,948 posts Share this post Posted December 27, 2012 10 Location:Tampa, FL Michigan Dave Location:Tampa, FL -Ralph Engelstad was a Nazi and threatened to withdraw all funding to the UND athletic department if they changed the nickname.-UND currently draws the most fans per game (at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks) among all North American college, junior, and minor league hockey teams (NHL is locked out).-The students at UND have recently voted to change the school’s athletic nickname and the nickname will be changed soon.-It’s tough to vote for anything in the “Ralph Engelstad Division,” soooo… Members Big A HG 836 posts Link to post We the North! Members 10 walby2 Members @Big A HG – How did you go about getting all the info you needed as far as illustrating all the jerseys you have on your site? Were you able to just work off of jerseys and pictures that you have, or did you get some help from the university?I’d imagine it wasn’t super easy to get some pictures of the older uniforms, as it’s even a task to get good pictures from the 80’s through the mid 90’s.Tons of research. There are photos out there, but many are few and far between. Some of the hardest photos to find were from the lulls in success the team had in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. The 1986-93 style jersey had so many variations, and so many in the same game, it’s nearly impossible to completely decipher it all and even I don’t have all the info sorted out completely. There were five variations of the S-patch during that time, also variations of the: font (though subtle), striping, WCHA patches, and CCM logo.I’ve used a number of different tools to find things out. The school library covers the 40s-60s pretty well, but not much beyond that. Team photos help a lot, but are very difficult to find. Really, it’s been a 5-6 year process and I never had intentions of making a website about it, but when discussing different things with other Sioux jersey fanatics, I decided to have fun putting a site together.Nearly all of the jerseys are pretty darn accurately recreated down to the seams, but of course there are a few things here and there I could still learn, but most are small. All the logos and everything I’ve recreated in high-resolution based on photos and other means, but I keep them under tight wraps as I’ve had numerous people wanting to use them to sell products.I could write SO much more on the subject, and maybe I’ll cover it in a blog entry in the future, but I’ll leave it at that for now. Michigan Dave Share this post Joshawaggie 0 2 10 Favourite Logos:Washington State (1995-pres)Seattle Seahawks (1976-2001 / 2012-pres)Seattle MarinersSeattle Supersonics (1975-1995)Seattle Sounders FCSan Antonio Spurs (1989-2003) Share on other sites -Ralph Engelstad was a Nazi and threatened to withdraw all funding to the UND athletic department if they changed the nickname.-UND currently draws the most fans per game (at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks) among all North American college, junior, and minor league hockey teams (NHL is locked out).-The students at UND have recently voted to change the school’s athletic nickname and the nickname will be changed soon.-It’s tough to vote for anything in the “Ralph Engelstad Division,” soooo…He’s right though.I wasn’t going to comment on this vote due to the nickname issues (the issue is settled both parties can move on), but naming an entire bracket after a known racist and neo-Nazi will bring your vote a good deal of legitimate criticism.This is not the place for Sioux nickname dicussions. That’s not what this thread is for.If you’d care to continue your conversations, there are a number of threads that are better suited (these are just three…and you’ve already made your point in them Ice_Cap)http://boards.sports…sioux +nicknamehttp://boards.sports…ickname__st__20http://boards.sports…sioux +nicknameThanks to those who’ve checked out the site and taken time to vote! 747 posts 1 0 Members 0 11,718 posts 21,575 Share on other sites Share on other sites 1 By Big A HG, December 27, 2012 in Sports Logo News 21,575 Embracing the suck. 84 Share on other sites 10 Share on other sites Sports Logos SportsLogos.Net Voted, your site looks great as always! Not seeing the away ’87 jersey made me sad, though. 0 0 FAN VOTE: Greatest Sioux Jersey Ever Tournament!last_img read more

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Wichai’s in the pink

first_imgPGS Championship winners (left-right): Iain Wilson, Dave Plaiter, David Thomas (PGS Captain), John Chelo and Wichai Tananusorn.In the top flight Dave Cadwallader overcame problems with his shoulder to post 37 points and share second place with Mike Earley whilst Wichai Tananusorn set a tremendous pace on the front nine only to see it dissipate on the back nine greens.  He still took the day however with an excellent effort totalling 39 points.The ‘2’s pot was shared by Jim Ferris, Larry Slattery, Andrew Purdie and Mike Earley.  Pity Andrew Purdie with 35 points on his final round this trip as he failed to putt out on a hole on the front nine, thinking he did not have a shot, only to find the change of track by the starter would have given him one.  One day they’ll get it right.  Khun Wichai certainly did!Smith & Chelo take Championship honoursThe Pattaya Golf Society played its Annual Championships on Wednesday and Friday, 15th and 17th January at two very challenging courses, Green Valley and Bangpra.  A strong breeze was in evidence all week and on both courses the greens were hard and running at a fast speed.  Thus the thirty plus competitors had their work cut out on both days to make progress in the event.As the first day unwound at Green Valley, pre-tournament favourites Chris Smith and Iain Wilson both left shots on the course and the first day leaders in the Gross Championship were Wichai Tananusorn (79), and Marc Jensen and Iain Wilson, both with 81.  In the Net Championship second and third place were held by Wichai and Mike Earley on 71 and 73 respectively whilst Canadian golfer John Chelo posted net 70 for the halfway lead.The second day dawned bright and very breezy at Bangpra and with play getting underway thirty minutes early, more than a few golfers were caught out with the typical Bangpra greens.  Scores were much higher in the conditions and the best gross figures of the day involved the pairing of Chris Smith and Iain Wilson with Chris’ 75 just pipping the Scot’s fine effort of 76.In the net competition the best score was recorded again by John Chelo with net 73.  This left Chris Smith and Iain Wilson sharing the Gross Champion title with 157 but as Chris had the better second eighteen on count back, 75 to 76, he was deemed the new PGS Champion.  The Net Champion was John Chelo with an excellent one under 143, with Wichai Tananusorn as runner-up with 145.It had been one of the best PGS Championships for many a year and all the golfers are to be congratulated for their efforts on the two tough courses.  Other presentations included the PGS Player of the Year award for 2013 and a smiling Dave Plaiter accepted the trophy after a fine year which had seen his handicap fall by seven shots and in which he had been closely challenged towards the end of the year by former Champion Wichai Tananusorn, who finished as runner-up.The excellent presentation party was splendidly hosted by Rabbi and Khun Peung back in the Elephant Bar in Soi Buakhao, presentations were made by PGS Captain David Thomas and the winners were duly toasted and bells were rung.  Here’s to the next one! IPGC Pattaya Golf Society at Rabbi’s Elephant BarA large field of Pattaya Golf Society golfers visited Crystal Bay to play a stableford event on Monday, 13th January and were given the A/B option, only to find the C nine was substituted after nine holes making changes necessary to the individuals’ score indexes on the cards. The course was quite presentable but the C nine greens were scruffy and slower than those on the front, thus making scoring a touch more unpredictable.  However, on a day when chaos was on the cards in Bangkok serenity ruled at Crystal Bay as the golfers set about their business.With the cut at seventeen and under the second flight saw Dave Wilkinson take third place with very solid 33 points whilst the flight win was shared by John Chelo and the gentle golfing giant Michael McGuigan, both bon 35 points.last_img read more

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Morata passes his medical with Chelsea

first_img 21/07/2017 IN SPORT.ES Upd. on 22/07/2017 at 04:01 CEST Álvaro Morata has passed his medical at his new club Chelsea according to Sky Sports News. The player is expected to fly to Singapore to join the rest of the squad on their pre-season tour. Morata pasa la revisión médica con el Chelseacenter_img EFE Morata, who will cost €80 million could make his debut for the Blues on Tuesday against Bayern Munich. Last season, the Spanish striker scored 20 goals in 43 appearances for Real Madrid and won league and Champions League winners medals. He has been signed by Chelsea to replace Diego Costa, who is not in manager Antonio Conte’s plans for next season. Morata, however, has a better relationship with the Chelsea manager: “I feel indebted to him because he’s the coach that most trusted in me, most wanted me, who made me feel I could perform at the highest level” Morata told the British newspaper The Guardian in April.last_img read more

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Bowling ’em over

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER HUNGRY for success after his first SSV outing last year, Ashley Chandrasinghe wants to make an even…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Rubbish reminder after garbage fire

first_imgBy Mitchell Clarke Residents are being urged to rethink some of the products they’re chucking in the bin, after a garbage truck caught…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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