Game Rentals – Trikimailua http://trikimailua.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 03:04:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://trikimailua.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-4-150x150.png Game Rentals – Trikimailua http://trikimailua.com/ 32 32 This outdoor adventure park in Muskegon is a winter lover’s dream https://trikimailua.com/this-outdoor-adventure-park-in-muskegon-is-a-winter-lovers-dream/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 23:18:56 +0000 https://trikimailua.com/this-outdoor-adventure-park-in-muskegon-is-a-winter-lovers-dream/ Some people hate the “W” word…WINTER. A man with warm clothes feeling the cold inside the houseLSOphoto When it gets cold and the snow starts to fly, you’ll find them bundled up indoors with a warm blanket watching something on TV. Then there are others who love to wrap up in winter gear and enjoy […]]]>

Some people hate the “W” word…WINTER.

A man with warm clothes feeling the cold inside the house

LSOphoto

When it gets cold and the snow starts to fly, you’ll find them bundled up indoors with a warm blanket watching something on TV.

Then there are others who love to wrap up in winter gear and enjoy all that Michigan has to offer.

Sledding Girl – Expressing Joy

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For those types, this outdoor adventure park in Muskegon is perfect for them.

This outdoor adventure park in Muskegon is a winter lover’s dream

Some of the most popular winter activities that Michigan residents love to do are skiing, sledding, and ice skating. Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park offered all of these winter activities and more.

Credit: Google Maps

Credit: Google Maps

Located at 462 N Scenic Dr in Muskegon.

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park helps the community

Credit: Muskegon Luge via Facebook

Credit: Muskegon Luge via Facebook

According to msports.org For more than thirty years, Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park has promoted family health and well-being in winter, but they have a bigger impact than winter sports alone. Year-round, they introduce local families and travelers from across the Midwest, inner-city students, and people with disabilities to outdoor recreation in Muskegon State Park.

How much does it cost?

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park offers the following activities.

Credit: Muskegon Luge via Facebook

Credit: Muskegon Luge via Facebook
  • Ice skating – Day pass $10 / Skate rental $8

Credit: Muskegon Luge via Facebook

Credit: Muskegon Luge via Facebook
  • Skiing – Day pass $10 / Ski equipment rental $8

Credit: Muskegon Luge via Facebook

Credit: Muskegon Luge via Facebook
  • Snowshoeing – Day pass $10 / Snow show rental equipment $8

Credit: Muskegon Luge via Facebook

Credit: Muskegon Luge via Facebook
  • Sledding – Free / Sleigh rental $3

Credit: Muskegon Luge via Facebook

Credit: Muskegon Luge via Facebook
  • Pond Hockey – $1 Helmet Rental / $3 Hockey Stick Rental

Credit: Muskegon Luge via Facebook

Credit: Muskegon Luge via Facebook
  • Learn To Luge – Prices range from $35 to $75 depending on date

When are they open in winter?

There is no set OPENING date, but winter activities require natural snow and freezing temperatures. They will open for the winter season once we receive a minimum of 5 inches of snow.

When open for the season, the hours are

  • Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

You can check the conditions before leaving

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park shares updates on their website and Facebook so you can see conditions before you go.

Some of my friends have been here and said it was really fun so I definitely have to load up my wife Lindsey and our dogs Benny and Paddy and head out to see for ourselves.

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Pre-Rental Launches for Cascade Luxury Rentals at Link At Douglas – PROFILE Miami https://trikimailua.com/pre-rental-launches-for-cascade-luxury-rentals-at-link-at-douglas-profile-miami/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 18:20:29 +0000 https://trikimailua.com/pre-rental-launches-for-cascade-luxury-rentals-at-link-at-douglas-profile-miami/ Apartments start from $2,600 per month and range from one- to three-bedroom floor plans, encompassing 582 to 1,576 square feet. They’re complete with stone-wrapped kitchen islands, floor-to-ceiling windows, and built-in washers and dryers. Superior features and finishes include tall, soft-closing cabinets in matte lacquer, fully tiled backsplash, modern ENERGY STAR® appliances, porcelain showers, front-lit vanity […]]]>

Apartments start from $2,600 per month and range from one- to three-bedroom floor plans, encompassing 582 to 1,576 square feet. They’re complete with stone-wrapped kitchen islands, floor-to-ceiling windows, and built-in washers and dryers. Superior features and finishes include tall, soft-closing cabinets in matte lacquer, fully tiled backsplash, modern ENERGY STAR® appliances, porcelain showers, front-lit vanity mirrors, and wood-look flooring . Private interior balconies are available in some residences. With rental and property management by Bozzuto, meticulous attention will remain a cornerstone of the project’s DNA, conveying warm hospitality and a strong sense of community.

“We are excited to launch the Cascade rental program and soon unveil this new addition to the Miami skyline,” said Arnaud Karsenti, Managing Director of 13th Floor Investments. “Our vision for this property, and for the entire Link at Douglas community, was to meet the growing needs of today’s contemporary tenants who are looking for modern living options that connect them to the heart of their city. We’ve curated a lifestyle that’s elevated in every way, from the sleek design, thoughtful amenities, and ultimate connectivity, to the building’s physical footprint as an eye-catching emergence visible along the US-1 corridor. .

The property’s exquisite details and views—spanning from the surrounding lush treetops to the waters of Biscayne Bay—are further enhanced by a cascade of amenities awaiting you. From socialites to those who simply desire to bask in the South Florida sun, the 10th floor Pleasure Terrace is a sophisticated oasis for all. At its heart is a resort-style pool with luxury lounge seating, cabanas, and a poolside bar. Date nights and family gatherings get better with an outdoor movie screen and a game room with pool, shuffleboard, and card tables. Fitness enthusiasts can also head to the half-court basketball court or the yoga studio. Grilling stations for gatherings, with alfresco dining or an indoor social lounge with comfortable seating, a modern kitchen, media room and children’s playroom for Cascade’s youngest residents. Plus, pet owners can ensure their four-legged friends feel as comfortable as they do with an on-site dog playpen and wash.

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Netflix video game shows and movies currently in development https://trikimailua.com/netflix-video-game-shows-and-movies-currently-in-development/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://trikimailua.com/netflix-video-game-shows-and-movies-currently-in-development/ HBO Max could bring The last of us to streamers in January 2023, and To fall seems like it’s not too far behind on Amazon. But in trailer this week for the animated series dragon age: Absolution Quickly reminds us, Netflix is ​​the undisputed home of video game adaptations. It has quite a few projects […]]]>

HBO Max could bring The last of us to streamers in January 2023, and To fall seems like it’s not too far behind on Amazon. But in trailer this week for the animated series dragon age: Absolution Quickly reminds us, Netflix is ​​the undisputed home of video game adaptations. It has quite a few projects in the works to go along with the big names it has already delivered, like the League of Legends spin-off Esoteric, The Cuphead Showand the anime Cyberpunk: Edge Runnerswhose first season premiered in September.

Encompassing feature films and TV series, both live-action and animated, here’s a rundown of all the video games that are in Netflix’s pipeline, plus the latest news we’ve heard about.

Assassin’s Creed

An “epic and genre-changing” live-action adaptation will be the first series in a partnership between Netflix and Ubisoft’s film and TV group announced in October 2020. Both have more Assassin’s Creed content in mind, but they didn’t say what. could be. During the Ubisoft Forward showcase in September, Netflix and Ubisoft also announced their partnership on a mobile game.

Beyond Good and Evil

It seems like blasphemy to talk about this screen adaptation, with Beyond Good and Evil 2the long-awaited prequel to the 20-year-old cult hit, which has been virtually AWOL since 2018. But, also in 2020, Ubisoft confirmed it was working with Netflix on a Beyond Good and Evil feature film. “We look forward to sharing more in the future,” the editor said. As with the game, this is not yet the case.

Image: Irrational Games/2K Games

BioShock

In February, Netflix announced that it, 2K Games, and Take-Two Interactive (2K’s parent company) had reached an agreement to make “a film adaptation of the acclaimed BioShock video game franchise.” 2K Games and Vertical Entertainment are the producing partners. BioShock was last seen in a video game in 2013 Bioshock Infinitealthough 2K Games said in 2019 that a new in-house studio, Cloud Chamber, was working on the next installment, which was still “several years away”.

Castlevania: Nocturne

After four seasons as an animated hit, Castlevania returns to Netflix with Castlevania: Nocturneled by showrunner Kevin Kolde, who worked on the original series. Castlevania: Nocturne will star Richter Belmont, the protagonist of Castlevania: Blood Rondo and symphony of the night. Netflix confirmed the anime series was in production in June.

the devil may cry

Adi Shankar, Executive Animation Producer Castlevania airing on Netflix from 2017 to 2021, said in 2018 that it had acquired the rights to direct a DMC animated series. Last year, Shankar told IGN Japan that the scripts for Season 1 had been completed, the first year would consist of eight episodes, and was being made with a “multi-season arc” in mind. Production was to begin earlier this year; no premiere date has been announced.

Dragon Age: Absolution

We just learned on Thursday that this anime adaptation of BioWare’s fantasy RPG will premiere on December 9th. The series will run for six 30-minute episodes and tells the story of a heist (of an ancient artifact) that went wrong. Stars who are at work include Kimberly Brooks, Matthew Mercer, Ashly Burch and Sumalee Montano. BioWare, meanwhile, is still working on Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, officially announced by Electronic Arts last June.

dragon’s lair

The Hollywood Reporter reported in the spring of 2020 that Netflix had reached a deal for the rights to adapt the 1980s LaserDisc game, and Ryan Reynolds (dead Pool) was in talks to produce and star in it. dragon’s lair matches, in a way, the aesthetic of Netflix’s programming, as it appeared in stranger things as a recognizable piece of 1980s nostalgia. Just this week, Collider asked Reynolds how the project was going, and Reynolds said Netflix was “getting such momentum with it.” […] I think [it] will be quite surprising to many people. There are still no further details on when this feature might release.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

who knows exactly What it will be at the end but Adi Shankar is also developing an anime series called Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remixwhich is based on Far Cry 3: Blood Dragonthe 2013 standalone expansion that poked fun at VHS rentals of 1980s action movies. The show’s hero is cybernetic super-soldier Dolph Laserhawk, and according to Shankar, he has full permission to Ubisoft to remix the publisher’s IP, so this should be particularly odd.

armament of war

Netflix has won the rights to two adaptations of Gears of War, one a feature film that has been in the works for almost 15 years, the other an “adult animated series”. On Monday, Netflix confirmed both projects were underway, “with the potential for more stories to follow!” Netflix will partner with Gears developer The Coalition to bring the film and cartoons to screen, but so far no filmmaker, director, writer or other star is attached to any of the adaptations. .

Horizon Zero Dawn

First revealed during a Sony Pictures investor briefing in May, Horizon Zero Dawn was later confirmed for a live-action Netflix adaptation, with The Umbrella Academyis Steve Blackman on board as showrunner. Speaking at Netflix’s Tudum showcase in August, Blackman said the show would feature 2017’s protagonist Aloy. Horizon Zero Dawn and this year Forbidden Horizon West.

Pokemon

A live-action Pokémon series, in the style of 2019’s hits Detective Pikachuwould have been in preparation at the end of July 2021. Joe Henderson, the executive producer of Netflix Lucifer, would have been the screenwriter and executive producer. But that’s literally all we know so far. The series has not been officially confirmed by either Netflix or The Pokémon Company, let alone named.

Prime Sonic

This anime series starring Blue Blur premieres on December 15. In it, Sonic and fan favorites Tails, Knuckles, Amy Rose, Shadow, Rouge the Bat, and Big the Cat are all reunited thanks to a “universe-shattering event” caused by Eggman. (Who else?) The show will run for 24 episodes and put new voices in key roles, such as Deven Christian Mack as Sonic, Ashleigh Ball as Tails, and Brian Drummond as Eggman.

Tom Clancy’s Division

First announced in 2016 as a feature film, Ubisoft told fans at E3 2019 that the project was headed to Netflix. Jake Gyllenhaal is still attached, as producer and lead character. Jessica Chastain also joined the project ahead of the 2019 announcement. When last checked, director Rawson Marshall Thurber said he expected filming to begin “hopefully” sometime in the future. the year.

Tom Clancy’s Burst cell

Good buddy Ubisoft’s fifth collaboration with Netflix is ​​an animated adaptation of the stealth/action video game franchise, which, like a few other titles on this list, hasn’t seen a new video game in nearly a decade. . Variety reported in 2020 that Netflix signed on for 16 episodes over two seasons, which Ubisoft later confirmed to Polygon. In 2021, Netflix teased fans with key artwork for the show. Derek Kolstad, co-creator of the John Wick franchise, is attached to the project.

grave robber

Netflix announced in early 2021 that an anime adaptation of Tomb Raider was coming soon, though it didn’t give a release date or window. Tasha Huo from the witcher: Origin of blooda miniseries prequel coming on Christmas Day, is on the project as executive producer and writer.

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A great solution to get into the game https://trikimailua.com/a-great-solution-to-get-into-the-game/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 15:33:33 +0000 https://trikimailua.com/a-great-solution-to-get-into-the-game/ I have been playing golf for a very long time. I signed up for my first summer of junior golf when I was 10, ended up playing a season in high school, and played the course quite often throughout college, as well as the early years after graduating. Gaming has been part of my life […]]]>

I have been playing golf for a very long time. I signed up for my first summer of junior golf when I was 10, ended up playing a season in high school, and played the course quite often throughout college, as well as the early years after graduating. Gaming has been part of my life for over 20 years; I don’t know if I could calculate the total number of rounds I’ve played, but I’d bet it’s a lot.

That said, I haven’t played a full round in a long time either – at least until recently. When I moved to New York, I flew in, so bringing my clubs from the West Coast wasn’t really an option – or at least a priority. (I had slowly lost about half my irons and a few wedges over the years, anyway.) It was a shame, but golf is expensive — and not exactly accessible in New York for someone without a car. So I lived with, or rather without.

A few months ago, however, I was invited on an Adidas golf trip to Whistler, BC, and decided it would be the absolute best way to spend the better part of a week at the end of September. It met all my expectations – and it gave me a taste for golf again. As my plane was on final approach to JFK, all I could think of was resurrecting my game…

…which left me with a bit of a problem. I still had no clubs here.

This is where I turned to Stix Golf.

Touted as the perfect way to get started in the game of golf – or return in the game of golf, in my case – Stix makes affordable, high quality golf clubs that look great and play just as well. You can snag a full set like the one I tested, which comes with 14 clubs, or you can get an 11-set, a 9-set, a set of irons, or even individual wedges. (You can also buy lightly used sets at a discount, which is an even more affordable way to buy a set of clubs.)

At first it seemed too good to be true. But is it really? I put a full set through its paces to find out.

Complete Stix set (14 clubs)

stix.golf

$999.00

$799.20 (20% off)

  • Easy to hit
  • Look great in your bag and on the course
  • Extremely affordable
  • Headwear is not high quality
  • The putter may be too jumpy for some

What’s Good About Stix Golf Clubs?

They come straight to your door in just a few days.

I’ve never had super cool clubs – in fact, this is the first set I’ve ever had that wasn’t second hand. I used ’80s irons for the first five or six years of my golfing life before I finally got used Callaway irons on eBay in high school that went perfectly with my used driver and wedges. They were nice, but they had been ridden hard and stored wet.

With that in mind, receiving the Stix box at my doorstep and having the bubble wrap removed from the clubheads was one of the most exciting experiences I’ve had in golf. I test a lot of things here at the GP, but it really felt like Christmas morning. (I think my girlfriend rolled her eyes at least a few times as I ripped the packaging to shreds.) I know fast shipping and a pleasant unboxing experience seems like a given in 2022, but I don’t didn’t expect the process to go so smoothly.

They are really fun to hit and help eliminate mistakes.

At my “peak” I was maybe a 15 handicap, although I’ve probably averaged closer to 20-22 in my adult life. (I think I somehow got worse during that year of high school golf, but that’s another story.) It’s safe to say that I need game-improving irons to get the most out of my rounds of golf.

Game-improving irons, if you’re unfamiliar, are a subset of clubs that you won’t find in a pro’s bag, but will help you hit the shot worthy of a pro thanks to their tolerance and their giant punching points. The Stix irons have been exactly that for me. The first time I addressed the ball with a Stix iron, I felt confident – ​​even more confident than when I landed a few shots in Canada with my TaylorMade rentals.

golf clubs in a golf cart

Will Porter

side of a golf club

Will Porter

This is also true for the swing itself. Even though my scores were, um, very bad, I hit more hard golf shots in my first two rounds with Stix clubs than in the past five years. (This is your daily reminder to practice your putting, something I had obviously overlooked.) From the driver to the 60° wedge, the Stix clubs are a joy to hit and instill a level of confidence I never expected. not. As you might guess, the putter was, for me, another story, but we’ll get to that in a moment.

close up of a golf club

Pretty elegant, huh?

Will Porter

A complete set costs less than $1,000.

Yes, you score 14 clubs for just $999 (and sometimes less, thanks to frequent offers on the Stix website). That means you get a driver, 3-wood, 5-wood, 4-hybrid, 5-PW irons, 52° wedge, 56° wedge, 60° wedge and putter. I have never I had a bag full of clubs before, even playing competitively, and in my first two rounds I had actually used every club in the bag.

For the average golfer, having a club for every shot is a godsend; no more trying to beef up a throwing wedge 160 yards, Tiger style, just to grab a divot as big as a serving plate and drop the ball 20 yards in front of you (okay, that’s maybe just me). You get all of these clubs, plus headgear for woods and hybrids, making it one of the best values ​​in the game whether you’re just starting out or joining the ranks of weekend warriors like me.

What’s less than ideal about Stix golf clubs?

The headgear is a bit of poor quality.

For all that value, there will definitely be some pitfalls. In this case, the traps start with the headgear. I understand that for such an affordable set, the brand might want to cut spending elsewhere, but these headwear is, quite simply, pretty terrible.

There’s virtually no padding, and they’re incredibly difficult to place properly on the clubhead. It’s frustrating when trying to put the headgear back on every tee box throughout the round, not to mention a nuisance to players around you who are just trying to move. I immediately replaced the driver’s headcover with one from Malbon, and am currently on the lookout for some to replace the fairway wood and hybrid headcovers as well.

set of golf clubs sitting in a corner

My new Malbon driver’s headcover on the left, Stix headcovers on the fairway wood on the right.

Will Porter

The putter leaves something to be desired on the green.

I had the privilege of acquiring a Scotty Cameron putter, albeit second-hand, in high school, which meant I was hitting the greens with the best from an early age. This isn’t normal for all golfers, so take this with a grain of salt, but it only took a few warm-up putts with the Stix putter to know this was going to be a problem. The ball jumps off the face like it’s a 3 iron, making it very difficult to get the illusory to touch necessary to avoid three and four putts. I would also prefer a steel shaft on the putter, although I understand why it has a graphite shaft like the rest of the clubs.

Stix Golf Clubs: the verdict

I love these clubs. Sure, there are a few flaws I’ll have to work with, but those are easy to forgive when I look in my bag and see a full set of clubs that are great to play with. They come in two very satisfying and clean colorways that won’t make you look like an amateur, and the actual design of the clubs is second to none, especially at this price point. You can choose from three shaft bendings that are well explained on the website, so there’s no confusion about what you’ll need. You can also buy longer or shorter clubs, depending on your size.

If you’re new to golf, buying a set of Stix will save you the headache of fragmenting a full bag and save you a tonne money up front – the money you’ll need for the thousands of shot balls you’ll inevitably end up hitting in the first few months (okay, years) of your golfing career. If you just received return golf enthusiasts, these are forgiving clubs that should also get you back to normal in no time.

Complete Stix set (14 clubs)

stix.golf

$999.00

$799.20 (20% off)

  • Easy to hit
  • Look great in your bag and on the course
  • Extremely affordable
  • Headwear is not high quality
  • The putter may be too jumpy for some

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News & Information – E-cargo bike trial is a game-changer for local family https://trikimailua.com/news-information-e-cargo-bike-trial-is-a-game-changer-for-local-family/ Mon, 07 Nov 2022 22:40:36 +0000 https://trikimailua.com/news-information-e-cargo-bike-trial-is-a-game-changer-for-local-family/ They regularly use routes that have already been upgraded as part of Wellington City Council’s plan to develop a city-wide network of safe cycle routes and connections, says Julia. “Before we got our bike, I didn’t have a high level of confidence on the road, so all the separate bike lanes are a plus and […]]]>

They regularly use routes that have already been upgraded as part of Wellington City Council’s plan to develop a city-wide network of safe cycle routes and connections, says Julia.

“Before we got our bike, I didn’t have a high level of confidence on the road, so all the separate bike lanes are a plus and much appreciated. They increase my comfort level. Cobham Drive and the split lane uphill on Crawford Road are excellent.

“We are already using the new sections of cycle lane along Riddiford Street past the hospital and the completed route into town will make a big difference. It’s something people really appreciate. Cycling through traffic is a big concern for many people, however In general I find most drivers to be quite considerate and cautious.”

She says as working parents, having bikes makes a big difference.

“Getting to work in town by bus took about 40-45 minutes. It became a 15 minute bike ride.

“We also save on public transit costs – the $40 per week previously spent on buses can be set aside to pay for other things, including car-sharing vehicles when we need them. We have a easy access to Mevo cars where we live, so it’s a good option if we need one, in the last month we’ve probably used one three times,” adds Julia.

Before moving to Newtown about five years ago, they lived in the town center where they felt a car was not very useful. When they left the CBD, they chose the suburbs because of good public transport and because it’s within walking distance of the city.

“We thought we might get a car, but then we thought about how we could manage without it. When I was home with our first child, I usually got around on foot with the stroller or by bus. We always walk a lot if we only cover short distances in Newtown, but when I take the children to a swimming lesson in Kilbirnie for example, I jump on the bike.

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As housing prices rise, rent control is back on the ballot | New https://trikimailua.com/as-housing-prices-rise-rent-control-is-back-on-the-ballot-new/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://trikimailua.com/as-housing-prices-rise-rent-control-is-back-on-the-ballot-new/ SAN FRANCISCO — Liberty McCoy was out on Saturday to urge voters to pass a Nov. 8 ballot measure to limit rent increases in Pasadena because she fears eviction from the city where she grew up and where her daughters live. aging parents. The librarian and her husband, an independent consultant, were notified of a […]]]>

SAN FRANCISCO — Liberty McCoy was out on Saturday to urge voters to pass a Nov. 8 ballot measure to limit rent increases in Pasadena because she fears eviction from the city where she grew up and where her daughters live. aging parents.

The librarian and her husband, an independent consultant, were notified of a monthly rent increase of $100 last year and another $150 this year, bringing the rent on their home outside Los Angeles at $2,350 a month. They can absorb increases for now, but not forever.

“A lot of times people say, ‘Well, just try to pick up and move somewhere cheaper,'” the 44-year-old said. “But I have a job there, my family, my friends. It would be a big challenge to uproot my whole life in search of cheaper rent.

With soaring rent prices and a shortage of affordable housing, inflation-weary tenants in cities and counties across the country are turning to the polls for relief. Proponents say rent control policies in the Nov. 8 ballot are the best short-term option to curb rising rents and ensure vulnerable residents stay housed.

Opponents, led by the real estate industry, say rent controls will drive up prices for tenants in homes not covered by rent caps, hurt family landlords who depend on rental income for their retirement and discourage construction of new homes. affordable housing that they badly need. lodging. They spent heavily to stop the ballot initiatives, even going to court to stop them.

In Orange County, Florida, home to Disney World and other theme parks, voters will consider a ballot initiative to limit rent increases to the annual increase in the consumer price index. But a court ruling last week means that even if it passes, it could be overturned.

Supporters in Orlando and other cities in Orange County point to a population that has grown 25% since 2010 and rents that have jumped 25% between 2020 and 2021 — and saw another double-digit increase this year. The housing shortage was magnified by Hurricane Ian, with an estimated 1,140 rental properties sustaining $44.5 million in damage.

“I’ve had a lot of constituents contact me, and they’re afraid of becoming homeless. They don’t know what to do,” said Orange County Commissioner Emily Bonilla, who wrote the ballot initiative ordinance after hearing from tenants facing rent increases of more than 100 percent.

Last year, voters in St. Paul, Minnesota passed a ballot measure capping rents at 3% a year while residents across the river in Minneapolis backed a measure allowing the city ​​council to enact a rent control ordinance.

This summer, Kingston, New York, became the first upstate city to enact rent control. The measure means that about 1,200 units – buildings built before 1974 with six or more units – must limit rents to a percentage set by a rent guidelines board.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu was elected last year and has made the return of rent control in the city part of her campaign. The biggest obstacle to this proposal is that Massachusetts voters narrowly approved a 1994 ballot question banning statewide rent control.

“Rent stabilization can provide protections for everyone, but do it in a way that really targets benefits for low-income tenants, tenants of color, tenants most desperately affected by the instability of the housing,” said Tram Hoang, a housing policy expert who was involved in the St. Paul campaign.

The rent control fight has been most intense in the West, where in 2019 lawmakers in California and Oregon approved statewide caps on annual rent increases. California’s annual cap cannot exceed 10% and Oregon’s is set at 7% plus the consumer price index.

Both laws exempt new construction for 15 years, a compromise to encourage developers to keep building, and only apply to certain units.

But that hasn’t stifled tenant activism in California, where nearly half of the state’s 40 million residents are tenants. Supporters say the statewide law — which expires in 2030 — doesn’t go far enough.

Voters in the San Francisco suburb of Richmond and the southern California beach town of Santa Monica will consider moves to further tighten existing rent caps to a maximum of 3%.

In the city of Pasadena — home to the annual Rose Parade and Rose Bowl college football game — voters will consider a move to create a rent watchdog and limit rent increases to 75% of the price index consumption, which proponents say translates to 2% to 3% per year.

Rent stabilization advocates failed to collect enough signatures to qualify for the 2018 ballot, and they thought it would be difficult this time around because the state had protections in place. But campaign field manager Bee Rooney said tenants financially wrecked by the pandemic were eager to support the initiative.

“Any amount you don’t expect is a lot,” Rooney said. “Some people, their rent has doubled or increased by 50%.”

Pasadena retiree Paulette Brown received the state-authorized 10% raise in July, bringing the rent for her two-bedroom apartment to $1,175 a month. Budgeting will be tighter.

“I really can’t afford to have any mishaps because I can’t salvage anything,” said Brown, 64, who lives with his daughter and grandson.

Opponents of the measure, which include national and state associations of real estate agents, say cutting rent increases to a fraction of inflation will result in landlords pulling rentals off the market and minimal maintenance.

“What’s on offer here is draconian, and for the most part, landlords who have good tenants aren’t trying to get rid of them,” said Paul Little, president and CEO of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. .

Michael Wilkerson, senior economist at ECONorthwest, based in Portland, Oregon, describes state laws in California and Oregon as “anti-tariff” measures aimed at protecting the most vulnerable renters from exorbitant increases, while encouraging the development of new housing.

Rent control policies have been around for decades, introduced after World War II in New York and elsewhere to combat rising housing prices and again in the 1970s in the Northeast and California. However, the real estate industry has since succeeded in passing state laws that have made it difficult, if not impossible, for many local municipalities to cap rents.

Data on rent control is mixed. According to a report by the Urban Institute, the policy reduced rents for covered units in Cambridge, Massachusetts, San Francisco and New York, but resulted in no significant decreases in cities in New Jersey.

However, some studies have shown that rent control can reduce the number of units available and discourage landlords from maintaining them.

Opponents also say rent regulations can scare off developers. The original St. Paul’s ordinance, for example, applied to nearly all housing, and mandated landlords stuck to the 3% cap even with new tenants.

Within weeks, council members heard from developers who accused the new law of scuttling housing projects because they had lost funding. Building permits issued for new homes through August fell 31% from the four-year average.

In response, the city council approved amendments in September to exempt social housing as well as new construction for 20 years. It also allows landlords to raise rents by 8% plus the consumer price index after a tenant leaves.

Orange County’s ballot measure is on hold after an appeals court rejected the proposal last week and suggested it would not be certified even if voters approved it.

The court, which recognized that the state law “sets an extremely high bar” for local governments to pass rent control ordinances, said a consultant hired by the county did not identify any housing emergency – a requirement under a 1977 state law providing for local rent control. .

The county plans to file a motion for a rehearing and with ballots already out, the Orange County Supervisor of Elections said he has no plans to issue any new ones. Supporters of the measure said they would continue to campaign.

For tenants like Jessy Correa, the setback means she will face a 20% rent increase for her three-bedroom Orlando apartment in January. The 44-year-old mother of six is ​​already struggling to pay the current rent of $2,300.

A recruiter at a faith-based nonprofit, she hoped the ballot initiative would “bring stability, give us a moment to breathe.” Instead, she is now forced to make difficult choices, such as finding another job.

“Where is the American dream to be able to live, to enjoy?” she asked in tears after learning of the court decision. “What are we doing? It’s frustrating.”

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Raiders active in trade talks https://trikimailua.com/raiders-active-in-trade-talks/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 17:12:00 +0000 https://trikimailua.com/raiders-active-in-trade-talks/ The 2-4 Raiders believe they are playoff contenders despite their current record. According to Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the club has been active in trade talks, and it doesn’t appear to be interested in trading for draft picks. Instead, Bonsignore says Las Vegas is looking for players to immediately improve its roster. […]]]>

The 2-4 Raiders believe they are playoff contenders despite their current record. According to Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the club has been active in trade talks, and it doesn’t appear to be interested in trading for draft picks. Instead, Bonsignore says Las Vegas is looking for players to immediately improve its roster.

To be clear, the Raiders reportedly aren’t interested in rentals; they want any player they acquire to be under contract until at least 2023, and if they make a deal for an imminent free agent, they’ll want to be sure they can extend that player. Specifically, the team is looking for defensive upgrades and a quality interior DL ​​is high on the list.

That makes sense considering the Silver-and-Black boasts an offense that ranks in the top 10 in yards per game and points per game and a defense that currently resides in the bottom 10 in both categories. The club has already parted ways with an inside defensive lineman in the trade Johnathan Hankins to the Cowboys earlier this week, but Hankins’ role has been diminished under the new Josh McDaniels regime, and he was clearly not seen as a player who could help turn the tide of defense. Likewise, while the former first-round pick Clelin Ferrell lined up inside on occasion, he himself is a commercial candidate.

Raiders may be interested in DT Commanders Daron Payne, but the latest reports indicate that Washington does not want to move Payne. The Panthers have also told interested teams that they are not trading DTs. Derrick Brownbut a player like Lions DL John Cominsky – which was claimed waivers in May – could be available at a reasonable price.

The D line, however, isn’t the only area that could use an upgrade. The Raiders, like many teams, would likely be in the mix for Bears LB Roquan-Smith if Chicago were to make him available, and a secondary boost in the form of a player like Washington’s William Jackson III – which is very up for grabs – could also be a consideration.

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Patriots receive trade calls to Damien Harris and 5 other veterans (report) https://trikimailua.com/patriots-receive-trade-calls-to-damien-harris-and-5-other-veterans-report/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 19:25:00 +0000 https://trikimailua.com/patriots-receive-trade-calls-to-damien-harris-and-5-other-veterans-report/ FOXBOROUGH — Matt Groh’s phone went off this week. According to PFF’s Doug Kyed, the Patriots have received trade calls from Damien Harris and Jabrill Peppers, but are not “buying” them. Kyed says the teams have also reached out to all of the team’s veteran receivers: Kendrick Bourne, DeVante Parker, Nelson Agholor and Jakobi Meyers, […]]]>

FOXBOROUGH — Matt Groh’s phone went off this week.

According to PFF’s Doug Kyed, the Patriots have received trade calls from Damien Harris and Jabrill Peppers, but are not “buying” them. Kyed says the teams have also reached out to all of the team’s veteran receivers: Kendrick Bourne, DeVante Parker, Nelson Agholor and Jakobi Meyers, as Phil Perry originally reported.

So there’s clearly a feeling in the league that the Patriots could be sellers at next week’s trade deadline.

Of the group, only Bourne and Parker are under contract beyond this season. Meyers, Harris, Agholor and Peppers would all be rentals for anyone who acquires them.

Bill Belichick dismissed talk of the trade deadline Thursday morning from the podium, saying nothing had yet been serious enough to catch his attention.

“Honestly, I haven’t spent a lot of time with it,” Belichick said. “Our personnel department, Matt Groh really takes care of it and Eliot [Wolf]. So if there’s anything that’s relevant, we’ll talk about it. Then I do not know. We will see.”

The emergence of Tyquan Thornton could make an Agholor or Bourne swap more likely. In Monday night’s loss to the Bears, New England’s most frequent three-receiver package included Meyers, Parker and Thornton. Although Agholor was active, he only saw three snaps, while Bourne was sidelined with a turf toe.

The New England deadline in general will likely be affected quite significantly by this weekend’s game in the Meadowlands. With a win, they are 4-4 and in the hunt for Wild Cards. A loss would drop them to 3-5, looking very high at the other three AFC East teams with a schedule that gets tougher over time.

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Possibility of extension Juan Soto with Padres https://trikimailua.com/possibility-of-extension-juan-soto-with-padres/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 21:43:54 +0000 https://trikimailua.com/possibility-of-extension-juan-soto-with-padres/ SAN DIEGO – Maybe it was a Freudian slip. Maybe it was wishful thinking. Or maybe AJ Preller is just aware of what he wants. Asked to reassess his Trade Deadline splash three months later, the Padres general manager reflected on the impact Juan Soto, Josh Hader, Josh Bell and Brandon Drury had on the […]]]>

SAN DIEGO – Maybe it was a Freudian slip. Maybe it was wishful thinking. Or maybe AJ Preller is just aware of what he wants.

Asked to reassess his Trade Deadline splash three months later, the Padres general manager reflected on the impact Juan Soto, Josh Hader, Josh Bell and Brandon Drury had on the team’s run to the National League Championship. Series. Then he had this to say:

“Probably the most important thing, at least with Hader and with Juan Soto, is that it continues,” Preller said. “At the end of the day, it wasn’t just a rental room. These are guys who, you know, in Juan’s case, should be here for many years to come.”

Hmmm. Many years to come?

Soto still has two years of arbitration eligibility, which means he isn’t expected to enter the free agent market until the 2024 season. But the Padres gave up a significant part of their farm system to acquire Soto in as part of an eight-man deal at the trade deadline. So, naturally, they’re interested in locking him up for the long haul.

“We’ll have that conversation,” Preller said. “From Juan’s perspective, he’s getting to know the city and getting to know the organization. When we made the deal, we did it knowing we’d have it for three pennant races, but also knowing understanding that… he’s an incredibly talented player, an impact player, and we’ll be having those conversations here. This offseason is kind of taking the temperature, seeing where his head lies going forward .

Soto, of course, is a generational superstar in his prime. He only turned 24 on Tuesday. Prior to the trade that sent him to San Diego, he turned down a $440 million extension with the Nationals.

It’s unclear what it would take to get an extension, but the Padres look set to pursue at least one this winter. Since his arrival, Soto has refused to comment on a possible extension. But speaking after the Padres lost in Game 5 in Philadelphia, he expressed his joy at playing in San Diego.

“Since I came here, they’ve made me feel at home – the crowd, my teammates, everyone,” Soto said. “It feels good. I was very comfortable here, even when things weren’t going my way at first.”

Indeed, Soto struggled upon his arrival in San Diego — at least by his own high standards. He hit .236/.388/.390 with six homers in 52 games after the trade.

But Soto is the author of some of the playoffs’ biggest hits, including key home runs in Games 4 and 5 of the NLCS, to go along with the tying single in Game 4 of the Division Series against the Dodgers and the two grueling . -run a single against Edwin Díaz in Game 3 of the Wild Card series against the Mets.

“Since I got here, it’s been amazing, these fans, how loud they can be and how fun they can be,” Soto said. “We are going to come back next year stronger and more ready to go. … We have a very good team, really talented. A very young team. I think we can do a lot of damage.”

Padres will consider 1B meeting(s)
As for Bell and Drury, Deadline’s two true hires, it’s possible the Padres are looking for a reunion in 2023. They have a vacancy at first base — and extra playing time available to the designated hitter. That means Preller expects to be in touch with Bell and Drury, as well as Wil Myers — the trio that formed the Padres’ 1B/DH squad during the playoffs.

“All three of them have a storyline,” Preller said. “We will definitely have a conversation with their agents and them personally, where they are, what they think. I wouldn’t shut the door on anything.”

Offensively, first base is the biggest question mark of the offseason in a Padres lineup that will fire most of its starters. Part of that equation, of course, is how the Padres plan to use their designated hitter.

For much of the season, their roster has lacked power (although that should change some in 2023 with the return of Fernando Tatis Jr.). Would they be looking for a DH/1B type thumper like Bell? Or would they look for a more versatile piece like Myers or Drury?

“In general, having some flexibility and some ability to spin around is appealing,” Preller said. “We’ll look at how the whole roster fits together and what the best options are out there. … If there’s someone who fits and is more set in that place, we’ll look at them.”

The continuity of the coaching staff?
Last offseason, Bob Melvin set about building a coaching staff from scratch, after being hired in early November as manager of the Padres. He opted for a unique and diverse group, and a year into his tenure, Melvin was happy with the results.

“I think that coaching staff has been very inspiring to the players,” Melvin said. “All of these guys had a part to play in getting the attention of the group they were responsible for. I was happy with everyone.”

Preller noted how pleased he was with the work of the rest of the coaching staff when Melvin missed time earlier in the season twice, due to prostate surgery and COVID-19.

Both Preller and Melvin have said they can’t fully commit to bringing the coaching staff back for 2023 until they’ve gone through a few post-season meetings. Also, it’s always possible that other teams will contact the Padres to ask them to interview their coaches.

“Nothing is certain,” Melvin said. “But we were happy with what the staff did.”

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Bruins to honor Zdeno Chara with ceremonial puck drop on Oct. 22 https://trikimailua.com/bruins-to-honor-zdeno-chara-with-ceremonial-puck-drop-on-oct-22/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 05:32:15 +0000 https://trikimailua.com/bruins-to-honor-zdeno-chara-with-ceremonial-puck-drop-on-oct-22/ BOSTON- Boston Bruins to honor career of former Bruins captain and defenseman Zdeno Chara with a face-off ceremony on Saturday, October 22, when the team hosts the Minnesota Wild at TD Garden at 1 p.m. Individual tickets and suite rentals are currently available. Fans can purchase individual tickets online at www.nhl.com/bruins/ticketswhile fans interested in renting […]]]>

BOSTON- Boston Bruins to honor career of former Bruins captain and defenseman Zdeno Chara with a face-off ceremony on Saturday, October 22, when the team hosts the Minnesota Wild at TD Garden at 1 p.m.

Individual tickets and suite rentals are currently available. Fans can purchase individual tickets online at www.nhl.com/bruins/ticketswhile fans interested in renting suites should email vipticketing@tdgarden.com.

Chara, 45, led the Bruins to a playoff berth in 11 of his 14 seasons with the team, including a Stanley Cup championship in 2010-11. He ranks sixth in franchise history in games played (1,023) and third in points by a defenseman (481) behind Hall of Famers. Ray Bourque (1,506) and Bobby Orr (888).

During his 24-year NHL career, Chara received several individual accolades. He received the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman in 2008-09, after recording a career-high 19 goals and 31 assists in 80 games with Boston. He was the recipient of the Mark Messier Leadership Award in 2010-2011 for his exemplary leadership on and off the ice. He was named to the NHL First Team All-Star three times (2003-04, 2008-09, 2013-14), Second Team All-Star four times (2005-06, 2007-08, 2010 -11, 2011-12) and was selected to play in the NHL All-Star Game six times (2002-03, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2011-12). He was also a Golden Puck recipient as Slovakian Player of the Year six times (2008-09, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2017-18, 2018-19). He twice received the silver medal with Slovakia at the IIHF World Hockey Championships (2000, 2012) and also received the silver medal with the European team at the World Cup of Hockey 2016.

In 2011, Chara became the first Bruins captain to bring a Stanley Cup back to Boston since 1972. He would make two more trips to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2013 and 2019 and finished his career with 18 goals and 52 assists for 70 points. in 200 playoff games. Chara ranks first in the NHL with 14 career Game 7 appearances.

In his 14 seasons as a Bruin, Chara ranked first on the team in games played (1023), plus-minus rating (+240), penalty minutes (1055) and time on ice per game (24:29). Chara finished his Boston career with 148 goals and 333 assists for 481 points.

Off the ice, Chara consistently led the team in philanthropic and community events, both locally and internationally. For three years, Chara participated in the Bruins’ annual pie delivery, where he traveled to various shelters around Boston to donate pies for Thanksgiving. In 2019, Chara partnered with New Balance to host a shoe drive and donate shoes in Boston and Slovakia. Along with participating in annual team events including holiday toy shopping, hospital tours and the Bruins PJ Drive, Chara has also partnered with former Boston Mayor Martin. J Walsh, to donate 3,333 pairs of socks to seven local shelters in the city of Boston. Chara’s community initiatives and commitment led to a King Clancy nomination for the 2018-19 season, which is awarded to the player “who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a humanitarian contribution outstanding in his community.

Chara announced his retirement on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

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