Hedge fund manager arrested for fraud in Neiman Marcus bankruptcy

first_imgMarble Ridge Capital LP’s Dan Kamensky and Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards in New York (Getty; Jewish National Fund)A hedge-fund manager has been arrested and charged with fraud in connection to Neiman Marcus’ bankruptcy.Dan Kamensky, the founder of Marble Ridge Capital LP, has been charged by New York prosecutors with securities fraud, wire fraud, extortion and obstruction of justice, according to the Wall Street Journal. Neiman filed for bankruptcy in May, and announced in July that it would permanently shutter its flagship store in Hudson Yards.Read moreNeiman Marcus committed to 50 years at Hudson Yards. It lasted 16 months.Party’s over: Neiman Marcus to close its Hudson Yards locationRelated marketing Neiman’s Hudson Yards store as office Share via Shortlink Kamensky’s tensions with the high-end department store chain date back to at least 2018, when he led a legal campaign against the shop’s private equity owners.But after Neiman filed for bankruptcy this spring, Marble Ridge offered 20 cents on the dollar to buy shares of MyTheresa, the retailer’s ecommerce business, from creditors. When Kamensky learned that a Jefferies client was considering buying the shares at a higher price, he allegedly attempted to use his influence with the bank to kill the deal.If convicted, Kamensky could face up to 50 years in prison. Neiman has also sued his hedge fund, Marble Ridge, for more than $60 million in damages.Department stores including Neiman Marcus have been hit hard by the pandemic, and a number of others have gone insolvent in recent months. Neiman’s bankruptcy in particular marked a big loss for Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group, which covered the costs of a pricey buildout for the retailer to anchor its Hudson Yards mall in New York. Now, the developer has been reportedly shopping the 190,000-square-foot space as office.[WSJ] — Sasha Jones TagsbankruptcyNeiman Marcusreal estate crimes Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

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EIA draft notification 2020

first_imgAs we all are aware of EIA which is also called environment impact assessment.Recently, Draft EIA notification 2020 came with new guidelines. Though it came with the urgency because the actual period was till August 1.Now, the important question to be covered over here is that why is the government pushing forward with such urgency with this particular draft EIA 2020?Various points which should be emphasized in this notification are as follows:1. Permit running of mine before taking Environment clearance2. The public hearing time-period is now reduced to 20 days3. Compliance which was submitted in six months now will be taken yearly4. The validity of mining extended from 30 years to 50 years, river valley projects from 10 years to 15 yearsBasically, these points enhance the empowerment of environment which leads to certain damage to people who live in rural and tribal areas, flora & fauna etc. Latest incident shows like LG polymer in Vizag lacked Environmental Clearance before the leak, the oil spill in Assam etc. sum-up the problem for livelihood.last_img read more

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Give Your Input on Competition Rules

first_img SIGN UP Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews The deadline for member submissions for rule change suggestions for inclusion in the January 1, 2013 Rulebooks is May 31, 2012.Download, complete and submit your suggestions using the Rule Change Suggestion form at http://bit.ly/IzyBep. Tags: Equine Canada, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

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Acting ICE director to speak in NYC amid heated sanctuary policy debate

first_imgThe last time crime was as low in New York City as it is right now, the Dodgers were in Brooklyn and your boss was in Queens — and in diapers. If you’re serious about keeping our country safe, quit spreading lies about the good work of the NYPD. https://t.co/cfua03lGWn— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) January 16, 2020“New York City has passed its own common-sense laws about immigration enforcement that have driven crime to record lows,” he tweeted.“The Trump administration’s scare tactics destroy trust in law enforcement. The day our police ask for immigration status is the day people stop reporting crimes & sharing information,” he added in another tweet.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. duha127/iStock(NEW YORK) — The acting head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is expected to speak out against New York City’s controversial sanctuary policy amid an ongoing dispute between city and federal officials over the sexual assault and murder of an elderly Queens woman allegedly by an undocumented immigrant.Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence is expected to hold a press conference at 11 a.m. to “address how sanctuary policies in both New York City and the state of New York impact public safety,” the agency said in a statement Thursday.Sanctuary cities, such as San Francisco and New York City, do not cooperate with the federal government in complying with ICE requests. President Donald Trump and his administration have repeatedly derided the policy.The visit comes amid a well-publicized battle between city and federal officials over the death of 92-year-old Maria Fuertes, who was fatally attacked outside of her home earlier this month by a man who was in the country illegally, authorities said. Police charged Reeaz Khan, a 21-year-old Guyanese national, in connection with her death on Jan. 10.Federal immigration officials said they lodged a detainer against Khan in November when he was arrested for allegedly stabbing his father with a broken coffee cup, but the city did not surrender him to federal agents, consistent with its sanctuary policies, according to ICE.“It is made clear that New York City’s stance against honoring detainers is dangerously flawed,” Thomas Decker, ICE’s field office director for Enforcement and Removal Operations in New York, said in a statement Monday. “It was a deadly choice to release a man on an active ICE detainer back onto the streets after his first arrest included assault and weapon charges, and he now faces new charges, including murder.”“New York City’s sanctuary policies continue to threaten the safety of all residents of the five boroughs, as they repeatedly protect criminal aliens who show little regard for the laws of this nation,” he added.He said the city releases “hundreds of arrestees” each month with pending charges and/or convictions “to return back into the communities where they committed their crimes, instead of being transferred into the custody of ICE.”“Clearly the politicians care more about criminal illegal aliens than the citizens they are elected to serve and protect,” Decker said.New York City officials disputed claims that the police department ignored a detainer request to turn over Khan for possible deportation. They also accused the Trump administration of politicizing the elderly woman’s death.“We mourn with the family of Ms. Fuertes. If Mr. Khan is convicted, the city will cooperate with federal officials in accordance with local law,” Olivia Lapeyrolerie, a spokesperson for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, said in a statement. “It is shameful that the Trump Administration is politicizing this tragedy.”Mayor de Blaiso defended the city’s sanctuary laws Wednesday on Twitter when acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf suggested that the policy had caused “a complete breakdown of law and order in New York City.”“There has been a complete breakdown of law & order in New York City,” Wolf tweeted. “NYC proudly passed sanctuary city laws & bragged about it for months. But now they, & more importantly, the citizens of NYC are facing the deadly consequences of the sanctuary policies.”In response, de Blaiso touted the city’s low crime rate and quipped that President Donald Trump should “quit spreading lies about the good work of the NYPD.”last_img read more

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

first_imgOverviewProf. Adele Goldberg invites applications for a postdoctoral ormore senior research position to work on the role of generalizationin language learning among individuals on the autism spectrum. Thelab conducts research using a variety of methods, includinglab-based experiments, online surveys, pupillometry, ERP and fMRIto study factors that influence the learning and use of language inneurotypical and atypical children and adults. The successfulcandidate will focus on autism research and will assist in otherprojects that range from conventional metaphor processing todiachronic change.This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewalcontingent upon continued funding and satisfactory performance.Start date is negotiable. Please submit a CV, a cover letterdescribing research goals, and technical and research skills.Please also submit contact information for three references.Contact Adele Goldberg ([email protected]) for additionalquestions. All applicants must apply online:  https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/19621 QualificationsA recent Ph.D. in psychology, linguistics or relateddisciplineExperience designing and publishing experimental workExpertise in statistics for language work (using R)Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communicationskillsExperience or strong interest in working with populations onthe autism spectrumDetail-oriented, motivated, efficient, and able to workindependentlyStrong writing skillThis position is subject to the University’s background checkpolicy. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction Employer and all qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to age, race, color,religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, orany other characteristic protected by law.last_img read more

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Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

first_imgLebanon Valley College invites applications for a 12-month,full-time, clinical assistant/associate professor of physicaltherapy in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Responsibilitiesinclude teaching and active participation in scholarly activities,clinical activities, and professional service. Preference will begiven to individuals with musculoskeletal, orthopedic, andbiomechanics expertise. Qualifications include completion of anacademic doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DSc) in physical therapy or arelated discipline, doctoral students in the dissertation phased oftheir degree, or a DPT with board certification. Pennsylvanialicensure eligibility is also required. Previous teachingexperience and evidence of scholarship preferred.The anticipated start date is August 2021. Salary and rank arecommensurate with qualifications and experience.  Review ofapplications will begin immediately and continue until the positionis filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter,separate teaching and research interest statements, curriculumvitae, statement of inclusive excellence, an unofficial copy of thetranscript from institution awarding highest degree, and completecontact information for three professional referencesat https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=c6864f58-380f-4d35-a085-a83ec5fb3f0b&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=382424&source=CC2&lang=en_USThe physical therapy program is fully accredited and iscurrently housed in the newly constructed 60,000 sq ft ArnoldHealth Professions Pavilion which includes flexible classroom spacewith technologies that enhance teaching, a fully equipped humanperformance lab, a ten table gross anatomy lab, and a robustfaculty office suite, and houses our student-run free physicaltherapy clinic. Nine full-time faculty members, supplemented by anumber of adjunct instructors, are responsible for the instructionof the professional phase of the curriculum. Please refer tohttp://www.lvc.edu/physical-therapy/for more information about the department.Lebanon Valley College is committed to excellence throughits employment practices and welcomes applicants with exceptionalqualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments toa more inclusive society and world. The College is committed torecruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and staffand strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect,communication, and understanding. The College strongly encouragesapplications from historically underrepresented populations. Tolearn more about our commitment to inclusive excellence go tohttps://www.lvc.edu/about/institutional-priorities/inclusive-excellence/Please note: All applicants for faculty positions will beasked to include a Statement of InclusiveExcellence to complete the application process.last_img read more

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Gary Clark Jr. Packs Energy Into New ‘Live’ Album

first_imgGary Clark Jr. is an enthralling musician, delivering high-energy performances at every turn. No wonder the soulful guitarist/singer decided to release his first live album. Gary Clark Jr. Live showcases his exceptional raw talent, with such a clean sound that one might think it was recorded in the studio, and not compiled from various live performances.Hailing from Austin, Texas, Gary Clark Jr. is known for his smooth vocals and fuzzy guitar sound. He has said that he finds influences from blues, jazz, soul, country, and hip hop music, resulting in a sound that is all his own.The collection of songs on Gary Clark Jr. Live stands as a testament to his wide range of musical styles as well as his undeniable talent as a musician. In the first track, a cover of Robert Petway’s “Catfish Blues,” we catch a glimpse of Clark’s abilities. The performance features bluesy guitar riffs that allow Clark to really show off his chops on the instrument. Shorter sections with vocals intersperse the guitar solos and we hear the musician’s smooth and powerful vocal ability as well. The later track “Please Come Home,” a sultry R&B number, showcases the full range of Clark’s singing abilities.While most tracks on the live album would be considered blues, other numbers demonstrate Clark’s diversity across the genres. For instance, “Travis County,” a fast-paced and fun performance has a ‘50s rock n roll feel. On the other hand, another number, “Things Are Changin,’” borders on pop.Maybe the best thing about the album, though, is its ability to capture the atmosphere of a live performance. Tracks like “Don’t Owe You a Thang” and “If Trouble Was Money” sound more like jam sessions than a formally recorded album. In these moments we can feel the excitement of being at a Gary Clark Jr. live show and can practically see the energy he has on stage. Dubbed “the king of summer festivals” by Rolling Stone, it’s no wonder that Clark would produce such an exciting live album.Gary Clark Jr. Live TracklistingCatfish BluesNext Door Neighbor BluesTravis CountyWhen My Train Pulls InDon’t Owe You A ThingThree O’ Clock BluesThings Are ChangingNumbAin’t Messin’ RoundIf Trouble Was MoneyThird Stone From The Sun / If You Love Me Like You SayPlease Come HomeBlak and BluBright LightsWhen The Sun Comes Downlast_img read more

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MessageMe system to be tested April 16

first_imgThe University will test its emergency text-messaging system, MessageMe, on April 16. The test message will be broadcast midday to more than 14,000 Harvard community members who have signed up for the alert system to date.Users do not have to do anything to acknowledge receipt of the test alert. “Just delete the message after you receive it,” said Stephen Rivers, Telecommunications Operations manager for University Information Systems. “The system will automatically confirm who has received our test alert and provide that data to administrators working with the system here.”In an actual extreme, campuswide emergency, users would receive directions about actions to take to help ensure their safety. They might also be asked to pass along important information to others in their immediate area, such as a classroom, dormitory, or playing field.This test will be the largest activation of the system since its inception in August 2007. “We’ve never had an emergency that was extreme enough to require University-wide MessageMe activation, and hopefully we never will,” Rivers said. “To be on the safe side, however, periodically we do need to run tests of this sort.” Plans call for testing twice per year.MessageMe is one of several alert systems the University would employ in the event of a wide-scale emergency situation. During a crisis, messages would also be posted on the University Web sites www.harvard.edu and www.emergency.harvard.edu; recorded on the special-conditions telephone line, (617) 496-NEWS; e-mailed to affected groups; and delivered via campus telephones.Harvard community members are encouraged to sign up for MessageMe, which is free and confidential. Yearly registration with a Harvard PIN is required. To learn more, visit the Web site www.messageme.harvard.edu/, and those with questions or concerns about the test may e-mail [email protected]last_img read more

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Real-Life ‘The Notebook’ Couple Weds Again After Husband Forgets They’re Married and Re-Proposes

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreMichael Joyce may have spent the last eight years struggling with Alzheimer’s, but there is one thing that he will always know for sure: he loves his wife.In a story that is reminiscent of the legendary romance depicted in The Notebook, 68-year-old Michael recently proposed to his wife Linda after he forgot that they had already been married for 34 years.According to his wife, Michael has been fighting “an uphill battle” with Alzheimer’s since he was diagnosed in 2010. Though he struggles to remember day-to-day events, Linda says that she was “stunned” when he was able to remember his proposal for an entire week after popping the question. Linda, who is a 64-year-old Auckland resident, says that he plucked up the courage to ask her for her hand in marriage a few hours after he had gone to bed for the night earlier last week. Upon emerging from their bedroom with a confused look in his eye, Linda asked him what was wrong.RELATED: Judge Excuses 54-Year-old From Jury Duty When He Reveals He’s in Love For the ‘First Time’“I could see he was trying to ask me something, but he just couldn’t quite get the words out,” said Linda, according to The Mirror. “So, I held his hand and asked him ‘what is it my darling? What are you trying to tell me?’ He looked at me with tears in his eyes and with a stutter he said, ‘will you marry me?’“I thought it was just one of those things to do with this Alzheimer’s. But then the next morning, he woke up and remembered everything and was so excited for our wedding day.MORE: Woman Deceived On the Internet by Older Man Finds Love With Model Whose Photos Lured Her In“And on the day of our ceremony, he woke up and said to me ‘today’s the day’ and he was so happy. In his head and in his heart, it was what he wanted to do. He wanted to get married.”The happy couple got hitched for the second time at Hamilton Lake in New Zealand last Saturday.“We were just meant to be. We are devoted to each other forever and I’ll love him until the end of time. Love truly conquers all,” says Linda.(WATCH the video below)Click To Share This Saccharine Story With Other Sweethearts – Photo by Caters News AgencyAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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DIY Spoke Animation Videos On the Cheap

first_imgAdafruit Industries has brought wheel motion animation to the lay people with SpokePOV DIY kits ranging from $37.50 to $99.00.  That’s a hair better than the $2000 system from Monkeylectric we showed you, although the animation potential may be somewhat limited, and the kits only do one color per setup (but the real creatives out there could probably make some good stuff with multiple kits).They claim full image coverage is possible with one kit when rolling at 15mph.  If you wanna slow your roll and impress the hipsters, get two or three kits and roll as slow as 7mph.The kit works on Mac, PC or Linux and plugs in via Serial cable or USB (extra connector required, still cheap), and it runs on 2-3 AA batteries for 10+ hours.  Each kit uses 30 LEDs per side and is available in Blue, Yellow, Red or Green.Hit ‘more’ for a few large pics… Click either pic to enlarge.last_img read more

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