Jeff Green (Brooklyn Nets) with a 2-pointer vs the Miami Heat, 04/18/2021
Jeff Green (Brooklyn Nets) with a 2-pointer vs the Miami Heat, 04/18/2021
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Dozens of tenants demonstrated in an east end square in Toronto on Saturday to show their opposition to above guideline rent increases that are happening during the COVID-19 pandemic. These rent hikes, or AGIs, are "massive loopholes" through which rent is increasing in residential buildings across the city despite a provincial rent freeze, according to Toronto ACORN, an anti-poverty group that organized the demonstration outside Main Square Apartments, 2575 Danforth Ave., at Main Street and Danforth Avenue. Even though the Ontario government has frozen rent at 2020 levels, landlords can seek approval for these increases from the Landlord and Tenant Board and have them applied to 2021 rents if the increases are covering the costs of capital repairs and security services. "We want to see a true rent freeze," Maryanna Lewyckyj, a member of Toronto ACORN, told CBC Toronto. "Theoretically, there is a rent freeze in the province, so you are only supposed to get a zero per cent rent increase but there's a giant loophole that allows rent increases to occur. That's occurring in this building and it's occurring in many buildings across Toronto. And the timing is terrible," she said. "Tenants typically have less money. They are losing money because of COVID-19. And also they are getting hit with increases." Lewyckyj said above guideline rent increases are putting financial pressure on tenants at a time when many are living day to day and struggling to pay for basic necessities. A rent increase means they have less money for groceries and less money to support small businesses struggling during the pandemic, she said. "Essentially what they're doing is the landlords are shifting capital repairs to tenants. Costs that should be part of maintenance are just being offloaded to tenants." Lewyckyj said landlords are then giving the money to investors. Maryanna Lewyckyj, a member of Toronto ACORN, says: 'We want to see a true rent freeze.'(Keith Burgess/CBC) At the rally, people held placards, chanted slogans and listened to speeches. They also delivered what they called a demand letter to the offices of Realstar, the landlord. Realstar did not respond to requests from CBC Toronto for comment. Walter Zenyk, a tenant at Main Square Apartments for 41 years, agreed, saying above guideline rent increases are a way for landlords to force out lower income tenants. He said he fought back against a hike because the landlord demanded the increase on his lease without applying to the Landlord and Tenant Board for it. "I'd like to see justice done for all tenants," he said. "They want the low income people and seniors out so they can bring people in here who have money to jack up the rent to market value. I don't think it's right what they are doing here. Where are you going to go?" NDP MPP calls for above rent increases to be banned NDP MPP Rima Berns-McGown, who represents Beaches-East York, said Premier Doug Ford should provide rent support to tenants struggling during the pandemic. She said she wants AGIs banned. "My heart is broken for tenants who have been working so hard with everything they got to stay housed and COVID has made that very difficult," she said. "AGIs are a loophole through which corporate landlords are driving trucks to raise the rent even though there is a rent freeze. And it's criminal because people are losing their housing and their health. It's a just a nightmare. It's the opposite of the kind of compassionate society we should be building during the pandemic," she said. In a news release, Toronto ACORN said: "ACORN is concerned about massive loopholes, called Above the Guideline Rent Increases, through which rent is still increasing and tenants are forced to move out of their homes in a pandemic. "The rent freeze the Ontario government has announced for 2021 does not cover AGIs. This is a massive loophole that big corporations like RealStar are using to take advantage of tenants in a time of a worldwide crisis."
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Top draft pick Caleb Farley is busy learning the Tennessee defensive playbook, then he heads off to rehabilitation as he recovers from surgery while his rookie teammates hit the practice field. Patience is the order not only of the day but the weeks until training camp for the No. 22 pick overall and the Titans. “I’m dying to get back on the football field," Farley said Saturday. "And yeah, so that’s why I’m just waking up every day and putting everything I have to invest and getting back healthy.” Farley might have been a top-10 selection and the first cornerback drafted if not for having a second surgery in March to repair a disk doctors originally hoped would heal after surgery following his 2019 season at Virginia Tech to repair an adjacent disk. The Titans gambled Farley will recover once and for all from the latest surgery, needing a top cornerback after they cut three starters in the secondary due to the salary cap in Malcolm Butler, Adoree Jackson and safety Kenny Vaccaro. But they spent five of eight draft picks on defense to fix a unit that was among the NFL's worst last season and avoid being a drag on an offense led by All Pro and AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year Derrick Henry and quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Titans coach Mike Vrabel said Farley's doing everything asked of him. “He’s studying, he’s been conscientious, he’s answered the questions that I’ve had for him on our team meeting as it relates his assignments,” Vrabel said. The 6-foot-2, 197-pound Farley said he's excited to be playing football again and learning the playbook. The cornerback opted out of the 2020 season, choosing not to risk his family with his mother dying in January 2018. Farley asked for the playbook right after he was drafted and got a copy the next day. “It was kind of comical when Coach handed it to me and ... he said, ‘You asked for it. Here it is,’” Farley said. Farley likes what he sees in the Titans' defensive schemes. “I feel like it fits my skill set well,” Farley said. “I think that’s why they picked me because a scheme that I could fit in, and I’m just extremely excited to have this opportunity to bond with my teammates and feel like a freshman in college all over again.” At least the Titans are holding a three-day rookie minicamp, even if their numbers are limited. The coronavirus pandemic wiped out last year's entire offseason program, and that certainly didn't help top draft pick Isaiah Wilson who Tennessee traded to Miami in March before he was cut a few days later. Fellow cornerback Elijah Molden, the No. 100 pick overall, came out late Saturday in the one session open to reporters. Vrabel said he was limited if the Titans had been required to issue an injury report. Outside linebacker Rashad Weaver, their second fourth-round pick, was among those getting individual coaching from Vrabel. The Titans need Weaver to back up Harold Landry III and free agent signee Bud Dupree to boost a pass rush that had just 19 sacks last season. Weaver was charged April 30 — a day before he was drafted — with simple assault of a woman April 18. His attorney called the allegation Weaver struck the woman “completely false and reckless.” “Everything I’ve seen from Rashad here in person has been one that’s been attentive and wants to try to be a good teammate and is taking coaching," Vrabel said. "We understand the severity of the accusations. We take them very seriously, but we’re also going to allow the legal process to play its part and run its course.” ___ Follow Teresa M. Walker at https://twitter.com/TeresaMWalker ___ More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Teresa M. Walker, The Associated Press
Heading into their regular-season finale Sunday night on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Los Angeles Clippers still have a chance to move up the Western Conference playoff ladder. A win Sunday coupled with a Denver loss to Portland would give the Clippers (47-24) the No. 3 seed in the West, while a loss or a Nuggets win would put the Clippers at No. 4. Denver holds the tiebreaker over the Clippers.
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