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NJ real estate investor Kushner (not that one) indicted for tax evasion

first_img Tags Full Name* Message* David Kushner reported $0 income in 2015. (David Kushner)A grand jury indicted David Kushner, a real estate investor in New Jersey, for three counts of tax evasion.Between 2014 and 2016, Kushner’s business grossly underreported its taxable income and failed to pay more than $670,000 in taxes, the indictment alleges. His attorney says he owes nothing and predicted the IRS would come around to that view.The Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division found that in 2014, Kushner allegedly failed to report $634,444 in taxable income. In 2015, he allegedly reported $0 income, instead of the $777,789 the IRS said he earned. In 2016, he did not report $377,778 in income, the indictment reads.Kushner allegedly deposited payments and income from the businesses and elsewhere into four bank accounts, then used a majority of those funds for personal expenses.ADVERTISEMENTEach count of tax evasion could bring up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.Kushner, who is not affiliated with Kushner Companies, leads Manhattan-based Paradigm Capital Group, which specializes in commercial real estate bridge loans, according to his website. He is also an adjunct professor at Fordham University, where he lectures graduate business students on real estate finance.Kushner declined to comment.“Mr. Kushner will be cooperating with the U.S. government,” said Frank Agostino, an attorney for Kushner. “We are cautiously optimistic that when they review his documents, books and records, they will agree with us that there is no additional tax due.”Read moreReal estate investor sues partner for pocketing rental incomeShvo settles tax evasion casePort Chester developer pleads guilty to tax evasion Email Address* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Agostino was previously the IRS District Counsel in Newark, New Jersey. Before starting his eponymous private practice, he also served as a special assistant United States attorney, and prosecuted criminal tax cases.In 2019, one of Kushner’s business partners, Marc Gleitman, sued him in New York state court for $2.5 million for allegedly pocketing rental income from two properties. The lawsuit accused Kushner of diverting more than $1 million in rental revenue and alleged he collected $1.45 million by granting an easement on behalf of a limited liability company without consulting his partners.Kushner was also the focus of a 2016 racketeering lawsuit, which was thrown out of court because a four-year statute of limitations had run out. That matter involved a venture that solicited investments in risky real estate loans.According to federal prosecutors in New Jersey, Kushner will be arraigned at a later date.Contact Georgia Kromrei Share via Shortlink New Jerseyreal estate crimesTri-statelast_img read more

The mitochondrial genome of the antarctic springtail Folsomotoma octooculata (Hexapoda; Collembola), and an update on the phylogeny of collembolan lineages based on mitogenomic data

first_imgThis study provides the description of the complete mitochondrial genome of the Antarctic collembola Folsomotoma octooculata. Since mitogenomic data are extensively used for phylogenetic reconstruction, we also provide a phylogenetic reconstruction of the internal relationships of some collembola taxa using the complete mitochondrial DNA data available at present for this group. The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of F. octooculata has been obtained using standard amplification and sequencing methods for long DNA templates. Sequence data are analyzed using bayesian methods based on the analysis of nucleotide and amino acid sequences. The complete set of available mitochondrial DNA sequences for ten species of the group is also analyzed for the presence of lineage-specific gene order of the 37 encoded genes. The results of the phylogenetic analysis are compared with previous morphological and molecular analyses, showing some intriguing outcomes, such as the paraphyly of Entomobryomorpha, the derived position of Podura aquatica within Poduromorpha, and the sister group relationships between the single Symphypleona species available for comparison and the entomobryid Orchesella villosa. The F. octooculata mitochondrial genome generally conforms with those observed in other basal hexapod species and displays the plesiomorphic gene order observed for Pancrustacea. Mitogenomic data are useful to reconstruct a molecular phylogeny of major collembolan taxa. In spite of the limited number of species for which entire mitochondrial genomes are known, the coverage of many of the major lineages allows some preliminary conclusions concerning the relationships among families and suborders.last_img read more

Sri Lanka Navy Repatriates 40 Indian Fishermen

first_img View post tag: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: Indian View post tag: $40 Follow @navaltoday Sri Lanka Navy assisted the repatriation of 40 Indian fishermen released from Sri Lankan custody. They were handed over to the Indian Coast Guard Ship “Rajtharang” in the seas off Kankesanturai at the International Maritime Boundary Line on 4th October 2014.Naval patrol craft attached to Northern Naval Command were deployed for the humanitarian mission. Sri Lanka Coast Guard Vessel CG 49 also assisted the mission.[mappress]Press Release, October 06, 2014; Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: asia October 6, 2014 Sri Lanka Navy Repatriates 40 Indian Fishermen View post tag: Fishermen View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka Navy Repatriates 40 Indian Fishermen Authorities View post tag: Repatriates View post tag: Naval Share this articlelast_img read more

Premier’s power brands boost sales

first_imgPremier Foods’ power brands strategy has paid off, with a 3.7% increase in sales for the three months ending 31 March 2012.As reported in the company’s Interim Management Statement this morning (25 April), group sales totalled £427m for the quarter – up 1.3%. Premier Foods’ Bread business saw a 3.1% rise in sales for the quarter, which has been attributed to a stronger bakery performance, in particular of non-branded products, and partly offset by lower Milling sales, owing to a contract loss.Branded sales in the Grocery business saw a 1.8% boost in the three-month period, with further plans to launch new product lines this year, including British Fancies and Mini Classics under the Mr Kipling cake brand.Michael Clarke, CEO of Premier Foods, said: “These first quarter results are in line with our expectations. The consumer environment continues to be very challenging and our focus for 2012 remains unchanged – to stabilise the business and invest in our recovery. “We have a solid programme in the second quarter to support Power Brands sales including further advertising, targeted promotions and new product innovation such as the recently launched Hovis Farmer’s Loaf with 100% British wheat and a limited edition range of Mr Kipling cakes celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.“We are driving sustainable sales and improving market shares by focusing investment behind our eight Power Brands, improving customer collaboration and reducing costs.”The company reported that its cost reduction programme remain on track to deliver more than £40m of overhead cost savings by 2013, while its financial position and expectations for recurring free cash flow in 2012 are unchanged.last_img read more

A New Club Called Schimanski Will Soon Open Where Verboten Used To Be

first_imgEarlier this year, Brooklyn music lovers were shocked by the bankruptcy and subsequent closure of the popular club Verboten. The closing itself wasn’t so shocking – venues come and go all the time – but the exposé about the club’s demise featured sexual misconduct, harassment, and a severe failure to pay taxes to the New York State government.Despite those horrible circumstances, Verboten itself had a state-of-the-art sound system and the perfect setup for late night raging. Fortunately, Eddie Dean, the former owner of Pacha NYC, stepped in and purchased the space in an auction. Now, the club is set to reopen in November 2016, rebranded as Schimanski.Schimanski has just made their presence known through social media, where images of a pre-opening Halloween party and future November performances are coming to light. Check out the club’s sole post on Facebook, detailing their October 31st celebrations.It seems like Radio Slave, Waff, Volvox, Delta Funktionen, Sascha Dive, Mat Joe, Tiger + Woods, Breakbot, Monoloc, Eli + Fur, and more will all be playing Schimanski in the fall of 2016! Though a pre-opening is set for October 31st, it’s unclear who will be playing for that Halloween show. It’s also unclear when the venue will be officially opening, as it only says November 2016 on their socials.Regardless, it’s always exciting to have a new music space coming to the heart of Williamsburg! Check out more info about Schimanski on their website.[H/T Resident Advisor]last_img read more

Reach Every Reader targets early literacy crisis

first_imgReading is essential for learning, yet students across the U.S. are completing elementary school with inadequate reading abilities. A student who fails to read in first grade has a 90 percent probability of reading poorly in fourth grade and a 75 percent probability of reading poorly in high school, with implications for success later in life. Too many reading interventions are too late or too haphazard to change these outcomes, according to the Harvard Graduate School of Education.Amid this crisis, faculty at Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili) are launching Reach Every Reader, a five-year initiative that will combine both institutions’ expertise in cognitive science, reading, learning technologies, and evaluation to help all children thrive and succeed as readers — across schools, homes, and communities.“Reading enables achievement in every dimension of life, and we have an extraordinary opportunity to combine knowledge of how individuals learn with technologies that will put remarkable interventions within reach for students across the country,” Harvard President Drew Faust said.In addition to HGSE and MITili, Reach Every Reader involves collaborators and researchers from the Florida Center for Reading Research and College of Communication and Information at Florida State University, and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District (CMS) in North Carolina. The initiative is supported by a $30 million grant from Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, co-founders of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.“We are excited to support the launch of Reach Every Reader, a unique combination of cutting-edge education and neuroscience research to better understand how we can help every kid stay on track to reading on grade level by the end of third grade,” said Chan, who is also founder and CEO of The Primary School.“I know from my work at The Primary School how important it is to identify learning barriers students face early and provide them with the right supports to succeed. This new program represents the type of bold, innovative thinking that we believe will help build a future for everyone and enable transformative learning experiences,” she added.“For a young child, struggling to read can be a crushing blow with lifelong consequences,” said MIT President L. Rafael Reif. “Multiply that experience by millions of children, and it’s a crisis for our society.“At MIT, we approach the problem as scientists and engineers: by seeking to understand the brain science of how learning happens, and by building innovative technologies and solutions to help. We are delighted to be able to contribute in these ways to the exciting collaboration behind Reach Every Reader.”To make significant progress in early literacy at scale, the team will engage in a rigorous, scientific approach to personalized diagnosis and intervention. They will develop and test a scalable, web-based screening tool for reading difficulties that diagnoses the underlying causes, and a set of targeted home/school interventions that change the way we approach intervention for young children with reading difficulties.“HGSE is thrilled to partner with MITili on Reach Every Reader. This first-of-its-kind initiative will explore the power of personalized interventions on improving children’s literacy outcomes, and in doing so, may dramatically change how schools and families teach reading,” said HGSE Dean James E. Ryan. “Literacy is key to helping all children reach their full potential as learners and citizens, and we are grateful to Priscilla and Mark for their backing of this vital effort.”Early identification is key to helping guide children to the interventions that will have the most impact. As one of the first steps in the process, the diagnostic screener will identify kindergarteners who are at high risk for reading difficulty, capitalizing on technology to make the screening widely available to all children.“Nothing is more fundamental to all aspects of education and citizenship than the power to read. The web-based tool we are developing will be key for the early identification of reading challenges to help direct children immediately toward personalized interventions,” said John Gabrieli, professor of health sciences and technology at MIT and director of MITili. “This builds on our research on the neural and cognitive development of learning in children, and the ways research can inform and advance educational outcomes.”The in-school interventions will build on a long-term research-practice partnership between CMS and HGSE to support early literacy development. The personalized interventions in schools will be designed to build students’ motivation to read and their ability to read and write about complex expository texts. In homes, personalized interventions will provide literacy activities tailored to an individual child’s skills and interests. Effective and personalized literacy supports in the school and home can build a student’s overall skill and will to read over time.“One of my hopes for Reach Every Reader is that we not only contribute to joyful, equitable, and rich learning environments that support thriving readers, but also that we have a greater understanding of personalized interventions, and of how to leverage children’s talents and strengths and merge that with what they need to succeed. I’m excited to help change the way learning happens, even beyond literacy,” said HGSE senior lecturer Elizabeth City, executive director of Reach Every Reader. “There’s agreement across the field of education that we need to help practitioners on the ground, and yet we’re not delivering for them, or for children. Through this collaboration, I’m hopeful we will reach both.”In addition to the personalized diagnostic screener and interventions for use at home and in school, Reach Every Reader will work with educators and families to improve their capacity to adopt and integrate these personalized tools and measures. Researchers will leverage and codify next practices for building capacity in adults and continually refine them through frequent analysis of data and users, creating an infrastructure for educators, parents, and community members to use in the future.“Science is continuously shedding more light on how we learn, and how we ought to teach,” said Sanjay Sarma, vice president for Open Learning at MIT. “MIT and Harvard are addressing early childhood literacy head-on through this collaboration.”last_img read more

Ollie Jochim Joins West End Cast of Billy Elliot

first_img Directed by Stephen Daldry and featuring music by Elton John and a book and lyrics by Lee Hall, Billy Elliot is based on the Oscar nominated film and is an inspiring story of one boy’s dream to know his ambitions against the odds. Set in the North East of England alongside the backdrop of the historic 1984-85 miners’ strike, Billy follows his passion for dance in secret to evade disapproval from his struggling family. The cast of Billy Elliot currently includes Ruthie Henshall as Mrs Wilkinson, Deka Walmsley as Dad, Chris Grahamson as Tony, Ann Emery as Grandma, Howard Crossley as George, Barnaby Meredith as Older Billy, Claudia Bradley as Dead Mum and David Muscat as Mr. Braithwaite. Jochim will alternate the role of Billy with Elliott Hanna, Bradley Perret , Mitchell Tobin and Matteo Zecca. The cast also includes Tomi Fry, Zach Atkinson and Zak Baker, who play the role of Billy’s best friend Michael, and Kyria Cooper, Dayna Dixon and Demi Lee, who alternates the role of Debbie. The West End has a new ballet boy! Ollie Jochim will start performances as Billy in Billy Elliot on July 14 at the Victoria Palace Theatre. He becomes the 75th boy to perform the role worldwide.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Kenny Leon Discusses Directing Hairspray Live! in the Wake of the Election

first_img Tony-winning director Kenny Leon will give audiences an opportunity not to escape our political climate, but to process it through art and storytelling when Hairspray Live! airs on NBC on December 7. The 1960s-set musical centers on a fight for representation and social justice—a fight that persists in 2016.When asked at a press conference on November 16 why now is the time to present Hairspray, Leon responded, “Where were you last week? It’s actually a blessing to be in the throngs of this after [the presidential election]; it emphasized the role of artists in our world. It gave me an opportunity to talk to the company about the importance of what we do.”While Leon describes the show as a “feel-good musical about inclusion,” its call for justice is no less resonant. Motormouth Maybelle’s marching cry “I Know Where I’ve Been,” to be performed in the telecast by Jennifer Hudson, asserts, “There’s a dream in the future; there’s a struggle that we have yet to win” and “To sit still would be a sin.” The final anthem “You Can’t Stop the Beat” is a reminder that progress is both constant and vital.“We are aware of the Black Lives Matter protests. In subtle ways, you layer that in,” Leon explained in a press call in October. “Hairspray is still relevant because there are still places where people are not looked at equally. These historic stories give us an opportunity to say something about now.”As Leon explores ways to indicate a contemporary relevance in his presentation, the text speaks for itself in many cases. The director’s outlook mirrors the sentiment expressed in cautiously hopeful songs like “I Know Where I’ve Been.” “We haven’t dealt with our original sin of slavery,” says Leon. “Once we have dealt with that and our history adequately, we can look at our future in beautiful ways.” Kenny Leon on the set of ‘Hairspray Live!'(Photo: Alexander Goyco) View Commentslast_img read more

Solskjaer target issues ‘come-and-get-me’ plea to Man Utd

first_img Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All TimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisThe 90s Was A Fantastic Decade For Fans Of Action MoviesInsane Japanese Tech That Make You Wish You Lived In JapanMacaulay Culkin’s Own Version Of The New ‘Home Alone’7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldRidiculously Expensive Things The Rock Spends His Money OnWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? “Playing in the sun is always nice. But no, I certainly haven’t started taking Spanish lessons yet. “I have not said yes to anyone, everything is still open. I know what I’ve got here, I am loved in Ajax and I love Ajax.” The 22-year-old was expected to make the move to the Spanish capital last summer, when Frenkie de Jong and Matthjis de Light left the Dutch side, but Real Madrid were unable to offload James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale and a deal never materialised. Now though the door for United has certainly been opened by Van de Beek, in what could be viewed as a “come and get me” plea. Last month Marca claimed United were plotting to hijack Real Madrid’s move for the player. And that report may well have some truth in it. The Spanish outlet claimed the news “comes from a report in the Netherlands” and it will have Real Madrid panicking with United looking to lure Van de Beek to England. read also:Man Utd ‘determined’ to replace £450m Chevrolet shirt deal Van de Beek, who has scored 10 goals and provided 11 assists this season, is out of contract in June 2022 and this summer will be a perfect time to cash in on the player who has come through the ranks at the Amsterdam club. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Donny van de Beek has signalled for Manchester United to make a serious move for him after revealing he has “not said yes to anyone”. Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is interested in signing the Croatian Ajax midfielder Van de Beek was understood to have signed a pre-contract agreement at Real Madrid and United were left thinking it would be difficult to get their hands on the Holland international. In January reliable Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf claimed that van de Beek will be joining Zinedine Zidane’s Los Blancos in the summer. The outlet’s chief sports writer, Valentijn Driessen, told Veronica Inside (via Goal.com) of the impending transfer, saying: “You can write that down [the Van de Beek to Real Madrid transfer being done]. It’s all settled. It’s done.” However, that news has been rebuffed by the midfielder himself who has denied he has agreed a move to anywhere. “My feeling must be good at a club. How much do they want me?’ Van de Beek told Helden. “But I also have to fit in with the system that is being played and of course I also want to have an overview of playing minutes.last_img read more

Lindsay Whalen

first_imgLindsay Whalen took over coaching duties at the University of Minnesota for the women’s basketball team.  It is interesting, because she is still playing for the Lynx for the WNBA.   She will retire at the end of this 2018 season.  She is the career leader in the number of games won for an WNBA player.Lindsay is a native of Minnesota having played high school ball in Hutchinson, Minnesota.  She then led the University of Minnesota’s women’s program to national prominence.  During her playing career at Minnesota, attendance grew 10-fold from about 1,000 a game to 10,000 a game.After a very successful pro career she has returned to her home state, and in the the first game they played this year her team filled the field house to standing room only.  Women’s college basketball has grown under such greats as Sylvia Hatchel of North Carolina, Pat Summitt of Tennessee, Vivian Stringer of Rutgers, Tara Van Derveer of Stanford, and Muffet McGraw from Notre Dame.  Will Lindsay Whalen follow in their footsteps?last_img read more