Trump pardons Zangrillo, Jemal, other real estate figures

first_imgShare via Shortlink Full Name* TagsDonald TrumpReal Estate and Politicstrump administration Robert Zangrillo and Rick Renzi with Donald Trump (Getty)In his final hours in office, President Donald Trump granted pardons to dozens of friends, partners and executives, including several from the real estate world.One went to Eliyahu Weinstein, who was sentenced to prison in 2014. He and his company, Pine Projects, were convicted for a Ponzi scheme that resulted in $200 million in losses. His jail sentence of 264 months was commuted, according to the New York Times.Another was received by Miami developer Robert Zangrillo, who was charged as part of Operation Varsity Blues, a federal investigation that found affluent Americans cheating to get their children into colleges. Zangrillo allegedly conspired with a consultant to bribe athletic officials at the University of Southern California to designate his daughter as a recruit to the crew team. He received a pardon.Head of A&H Acquisitions Alex Adjmi, who was arrested in 1993 and pleaded guilty to five felonies, also was pardoned. [See separate story here.] And Washington, D.C., developer Douglas Jemal, an older brother of Nobody Beats the Wiz founder Marvin Jemal, got a pardon for his 2006 fraud conviction. The elder Jemal, who hails from Brooklyn, is close to the Kushners, as he and Charles Kushner own neighboring homes on the Jersey Shore.Read moreCould Bob Zangrillo’s legal troubles imperil Magic City?Charlie Kushner gets presidential pardonReal estate trade groups reconsider donations after Capitol unrest Email Address* The 73 convicts and defendants receiving clemency in Trump’s final 24 hours as president ranged from Steve Bannon, the former Trump administration chief strategist, to rapper Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., better known as Lil Wayne. The president spared venture capitalist and top Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy, who was part of the 1MDB scandal, from punishment as well.Three former Republican members of the House, including Rick Renzi, who was sentenced in 2013 to three years for a bribery scheme involving an Arizona land swap deal, were in Trump’s pardon parade.Trump also pardoned former Observer editor-in-chief Ken Kurson, who was charged in October with cyberstalking. The publication includes the real-estate supplement Commercial Observer, which Jared Kushner bought in 2006.Recently, Trump pardoned Jared’s father Charles Kushner, the Kushner Companies patriarch who spent over a year in prison on charges including falsifying tax returns, making illegal campaign donations and retaliating against a witness.[NYT] — Sasha JonesContact Sasha Jones Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message* Correction: Robert Zangrillo was charged, not convicted, as part of the Operation Varsity Blues investigation.last_img read more

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Government advises estate agents on masks as they become mandatory in shops

first_imgPeople visiting shops, enclosed shopping centres, banks or building societies will from today onward be required by law to wear masks.But the regulations do not explicitly mention estate agency branches and Propertymark says it has been working with the government to seek clarification.“Over the past two weeks, we have been seeking clarification on whether the government’s requirement for customers to wear masks when entering shops in England extends to branches of estate and lettings agents,” it says.“We are aware that in the absence of updated guidance, there has been widespread speculation from industry commentators.”The trade association reveals civil servants have advised that it is NOT necessary for agency staff to wear a face covering while sharing an office with the same group of colleagues, and social distancing.“But when dealing with any type of visitor, any member of staff in proximity should wear a face covering,” says Propertymark.“Visitors to the office should also be asked in advance to wear a face covering.”The Negotiator has also seen separate official communication from MHCLG to the wider industry that says: “The face covering regulations do not explicitly refer to estate and letting agents but we would strongly encourage all members of the public who are visiting an agent’s office or viewing a property to wear a suitable face covering in order to prevent the spread of infection.“We would also recommend that any agent who is interacting directly with the public also wears a face covering unless other protective measures are in place such as a screen.”Read the regulations in full.masks covid MHCLG propertymark July 24, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » COVID-19 news » Government advises estate agents on masks as they become mandatory in shops previous nextCOVID-19 newsGovernment advises estate agents on masks as they become mandatory in shopsAgents have been told masks do not have to be worn by branch staff unless there is a member of public inside, who must also be asked to wear a mask.Nigel Lewis24th July 202004,825 Viewslast_img read more

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F-35C Visits Future Basing Site at NAS Lemoore

first_img View post tag: NAS Lemoore View post tag: F-35C Back to overview,Home naval-today F-35C Visits Future Basing Site at NAS Lemoore April 15, 2015 Sailors and members of the community had the opportunity to observe an F-35C Lightning II aircraft static display at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California, April 14.The static display is part of a six-day visit by elements of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA-101) “Grim Reapers” to NAS Lemoore. NAS Lemoore is the future basing site for the F-35C, scheduled to arrive in 2017.The F-35C combines advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, fused targeting, cutting-edge avionics, advanced jamming, network-enabled operations and advanced sustainment. With a broad wingspan, reinforced landing gear, ruggedized structures and durable coatings, the F-35C is designed to stand up to harsh shipboard conditions while delivering a lethal combination of fighter capabilities to the fleet.The F-35C will enhance the flexibility, power projection, and strike capabilities of carrier air wings and joint task forces and will complement the capabilities of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, which currently serves as the Navy’s premier strike fighter.By 2025, the Navy’s aircraft carrier-based air wings will consist of a mix of F-35C, F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, EA-18G Growlers electronic attack aircraft, E-2D Hawkeye battle management and control aircraft, MH-60R/S helicopters and Carrier Onboard Delivery logistics aircraft.Ten F-35C Lightning II carrier variant aircraft will be assigned to a strike fighter squadron based at NAS Lemoore in early 2017.[mappress mapid=”15667″]Image: US Navy View post tag: americas Share this articlecenter_img F-35C Visits Future Basing Site at NAS Lemoore View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy Authoritieslast_img read more

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Ivy Tech, South Bend Empowerment Zone provide means for more than 1,000 people

first_img Facebook WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – November 25, 2020 0 487 Facebook Google+ Google+ IndianaLocalNews (Photo supplied/Ivy Tech Community College) Two local educational institutions joined forces to make the Thanksgiving holiday brighter for more than 1,000 people.Ivy Tech Community College South Bend-Elkhart and the South Bend Empowerment Zone provided more than 250 meal packages for students attending Ivy Tech and South Bend Empowerment Zone Schools; Navarre Middle School, Coquillard, Harrison, Warren, and Wilson Elementary School. Each package included all the Thanksgiving favorites for a family of four—turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and dinner rolls.Cultivate Food Rescue provided $1,400 in food donations for the project. Additionally, Katharos Catering in Niles prepared the food and provided donations.Students received the meals on Tuesday and Wednesday this week utilizing a contactless delivery method. Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleInvestigation could put hold on two new Indiana casinosNext articleThanksgiving cooking safety tips from the South Bend Fire Department Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Pinterest Pinterest Ivy Tech, South Bend Empowerment Zone provide means for more than 1,000 peoplelast_img read more

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Five elected as Overseers

first_imgHarvard University today announced the results of the annual election of new members to the Board of Overseers.The five newly elected Overseers are:Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Evanston, Ill.A.B. ’74, Harvard; Ph.D. ’81, University of MichiganAssociate provost for faculty and Frances Willard Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern UniversityHelena Buonanno Foulkes, Providence, R.I.A.B. ’86, Harvard; M.B.A. ’92, HarvardPresident, CVS/pharmacy; executive vice president, CVS HealthKetanji Brown Jackson, Washington, D.C.A.B. ’92, Harvard; J.D. ’96, HarvardJudge, U.S. District Court for the District of ColumbiaAlejandro Ramírez Magaña, Mexico City, MexicoA.B. ’94, Harvard; M.Sc. ’95, University of Oxford; M.B.A. ’01, HarvardChief executive officer, CinépolisKent Walker, Palo Alto, Calif.A.B. ’83, Harvard; J.D. ’87, Stanford UniversitySenior vice president and general counsel, Google Inc.The new Overseers were elected for six-year terms. There were 13 candidates in this year’s election, eight nominated by a committee of the Harvard Alumni Association as prescribed by the election rules, and five nominated by certificates from Harvard degree holders. Degree holders cast 35,870 ballots in the election.The primary function of the Board of Overseers is to encourage the University to maintain the highest attainable standards as a place of learning.Drawing on the diverse experience and expertise of its members, the board exerts broad influence over the University’s strategic direction, provides essential counsel to the University’s leadership on priorities and plans, has the power of consent to certain actions such as the election of members of the Harvard Corporation, and directs the visitation process by which a broad array of Harvard Schools and departments are periodically reviewed.last_img read more

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Medicaid work requirement could lead to deaths

first_imgUnder a new Trump Administration policy, states can now impose work requirements on able-bodied Medicaid beneficiaries. But critics of the plan say it could lead to deaths among lower-income people who don’t meet the requirement and are pushed off the insurance rolls. Without insurance, they may delay or forego visits to the doctor because they can’t afford it.In Kentucky — the first state to impose the new requirement — roughly 175,000 people could lose their benefits if they don’t work, get job training, or perform community service for at least 20 hours a week starting in July, according to a Jan. 16, 2018 New York Times article.Cutting health insurance among lower-income people could be deadly, according to the article, which cited a 2012 study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health by Benjamin Sommers, associate professor of health policy and economics, Arnold Epstein, John H. Foster Professor of Health Policy and Management and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, and former colleague Kate Baicker (now dean of the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy). The Harvard Chan researchers found that Medicaid expansions in the past significantly reduced mortality—which suggests that Medicaid cuts would have the opposite effect.Read the New York Times article: Making Medicaid a Tool for Moral Education May Let Some DieLearn moreHealth insurance uncertainty could lead to poorer health, more deaths (Harvard Chan School news)Analysis indicates that insurance expansion improves access to care, health, and survival (Harvard Chan School release) Read Full Storylast_img read more

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Show the World! Watch Carole King & Sara Bareilles Perform ‘Beautiful’ & ‘Brave’ Musical Mash-Up at the Grammys

first_img Related Shows As far as singer-songwriters go, it doesn’t get any better than the legendary Carole King, the subject of the new Broadway musical Beautiful. Actually, the only thing that could make a live perfomance from King any better is the addition of fellow ivory-tickler Sara Bareilles, which is exactly what happened at the 56th Grammy Awards telecast. Bareilles, who was nominated for two Grammy Awards including Album of the Year, performed her hit song “Brave,” alongside King, who opened the performance with a rendition of her song “Beautiful.” The rest was musical magic. Bonus: the duo was introduced by Tony and Grammy winner Cyndi Lauper! Check out the performance below!  Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019 View Comments Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Sara Bareilleslast_img read more

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Donna Murphy Discusses Her ‘Heavenly’ B’way Return in Hello, Dolly!

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 25, 2018 Donna Murphy(Photo: Bruce Glikas) View Comments Related Showscenter_img It only takes a moment, and Donna Murphy is certainly having one! As previously announced, the two-time Tony winner will be filling in for Bette Midler on Tuesday evenings in the eagerly anticipated revival of Hello, Dolly! from June 13, 2017. The hot ticket is set to start performances on March 15 at the Shubert Theatre, and audiences are not the only ones excited to put on those Sunday clothes. We recently caught up with Murphy to discuss her Great White Way return.“It’s such a good fit with my life. The show is such a joyful expression of surviving and believing that there’s places your life can go that you can’t really foresee,” Murphy told Broadway.com. “I’ve been—I won’t say ‘obsessed’ with Bette—but an ardent fan for many years. The thought of coming on board as a partner of sorts in this incredible production is amazing.”Murphy won the Tony for Passion and The King and I, and was last seen on the Great White Way in The People in the Picture in 2011. Her husband, fellow Broadway performer Shawn Elliott, sadly passed away this past March.”My goal was to find work that would be a good fit with parenting my daughter,” said Murphy. “My husband passed away recently, and we have to readjust to our life moving forward. I want to be very present for her. That’s been a challenge. This job kind of descended from heaven.”What can we Dolly diehards expect from this revival, which is the first Main Stem mounting since 1995? “There’s a real wanting to honor [original choreographer] Gower Champion’s vision and style. At the same time, Warren Carlyle, who is choreographing, is getting to do some of his own work, interweaving it,” the Broadway vet revealed. “It’s not a cartoon. There’s a lot of real people, real stories investing in this journey.”We can’t wait to see Murphy and Midler take the stage this spring! Hello, Dolly!last_img read more

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Why credit unions should consider employee driven design

first_imgThe vast majority of American companies implement wellness programs and redesign their offices in hope of boosting employee wellbeing and productivity. The connection seems like common sense, so why do wellness problems generally achieve none of their goals? A recent article in Harvard business Review points to a disconnect between the perks offered by companies and what matters to employees. The board room might come up with ideas like Fitbits, napping pods, meditation rooms, and bean bag chairs. But what’s really important to employees? According to a recent survey by Future Workplace, employees see good air quality as the most important wellness perk by far. Lighting, temperature, acoustics, a connection to nature, and access to healthy food also made the top ten. These things are often taken for granted, but research shows they can have an outsized impact on an employee’s wellbeing and productivity. Air quality tops the list for good reason, as empirical data shows a measurable impact of poor air quality on cognitive ability. Air quality has also been linked to overall happiness. Scientific research also shows similar links between health and other perks that ranked high on the study. What this research shows is that employees have a good understanding of what is good or bad for their health, and they can be a valuable resource for designing wellness programs and the physical workplace itself. We partner with Leesman, a workplace data firm, to survey our credit union partners’ employees before kicking off workplace designs. The feedback that we get from employees is extremely insightful and helps drive the design objectives in a way that maximized employee wellness. For example, out of all of the credit union employees we’ve surveyed, 82% say that temperature is very important to them yet only 25% are satisfied with the temperature in their workplace. 79% believe noise levels are important, yet only 28% are satisfied. It’s in identifying these gaps, which can vary greatly from one workplace to another, that you can understand what types of wellness perks your employees value the most and where your investments have the greatest impact. Next time you invest in a wellness program or launch a workplace design project, consider looking past the trends and first ask your employees what they think. And to learn more about wellness oriented design, check out the case study of HAPO Community Credit Union building the world’s first WELL Certified credit union facility.  5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jay Speidell Jay Speidell is the Marketing Manager at Momentum, a strategic design-build partner that takes a people centric approach to helping credit unions across the nation thrive. Web: www.momentumbuilds.com Detailslast_img read more

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