Day: August 7, 2020

Miami men with Ukrainian political ties laundered money, DOJ says

The Department of Justice filed civil forfeiture complaints this week in Miami federal court accusing two Ukrainian oligarchs and their Miami-based associates of stealing money abroad and laundering it in the United States by moving it through a Ukrainian-owned bank and into Miami companies operating as “slush funds” for real estate investment.

In two separate complaints filed Thursday, the DOJ said Ukrainian oligarchs Ihor Kolomoisky and Gennadiy Boholiubov, along with Mordechai Korf and Uriel Laber in Miami, created a web of Miami-based companies that laundered money from 2008 to 2018. The oligarchs controlled PrivatBank, one of Ukraine’s largest banks, until the Ukrainian government nationalized it in 2016.

Two days before the complaints were filed, the FBI conducted raids in Cleveland and Miami on Korf and Laber’s offices, home to a group of companies referred to as the “Optima Family.”

“Korf and Laber used the Optima Family’s funds as one large

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How a Sou-Sou Helped This Woman Save Money to Start a Business

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2016.

Saving has always been a challenge for me. While I continuously applied the pay-yourself-first principle to my finances, I struggled to stick to my budget.

So when I wanted to start a cake-decorating business, I needed another way to cover my startup costs. I preferred not to take out a loan because of interest charges.

A co-worker suggested starting a sou-sou.

What’s that? you’re wondering. Well, read on.

What’s a Sou-Sou?

A sou-sou is a simple savings plan.

The West African tradition, which is also popular in the Caribbean, requires a group of people to contribute a fixed amount of money either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly to a group account, with one member responsible for collecting the cash.

The group holds a random draw to determine the order in which each person will receive their lump sum payment. However, once each

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Talib Kweli speaks out after online beef with Maya Moody, banned from Twitter

EXCLUSIVE: The New York rapper accuses Moody of spreading false claims about him and says his wife and daughter have faced threats online.

Talib Kweli has been the topic of conversation over the past few weeks after a viral exchange on Twitter with a once unknown woman by the name of Maya Moody.

What began as a critique about rappers who date or who are married to Black women, quickly turned into a Twitter War that ultimately led to Kweli being accused of harassing Moody in a weeks-long back and forth. He’s also been suspended from the social media platform.

After taking issue with how some media outlets, including theGrio, reported the initial story, Kweli agreed to sit down for an exclusive interview on his thoughts and feelings about how things went down. In the lengthy interview, the 44-year-old New York emcee accused Moody, 24, of making false

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15 things you need from HP if you’re taking classes online this fall

Here are some of the best back-to-school products you can get at HP.
Here are some of the best back-to-school products you can get at HP.

—Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.

Many schools around the U.S. are bringing students back to school digitally this fall, and with transitioning to an online classroom comes a slew of possible technical issues. The most you can do is be prepared for any eventuality, and having the right tools can help you be better prepared for online learning. We’ve got recommendations for the best laptop you can buy, the best laptop for students, and even the best laptop under $1,000. And there’s one thing all three lists have in common—HP sits at the top.

Seeing HP at the top of our laptop roundups isn’t surprising. The company boasts an impressive line of high-performing and affordable laptops that are perfect for students, whether they’re in

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More Twin Cities School Districts Make Decisions For Fall: LIST

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL METRO, MN — It’s been more than a week since Gov. Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health released parameters they want schools to meet before fully reopening, and more schools have made decisions about what this fall will look like for students and staff.

Minnesota’s “back to school” season is going to be unlike any other year, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The recommended model of education — distance learning, hybrid, or in-person — depends on how many coronavirus cases are reported in the county.

However, the ultimate decision of how to reopen school this fall is being left up to the school districts themselves.

Several school districts in the Twin Cities metro have already announced their “education model” decision for this fall, while others are planning to do so later this month:

Note: All school districts in Minnesota are required to offer an online-only

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Loan program ends, hard-hit businesses hope for 2nd chance

NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses are in limbo again as the coronavirus outbreak rages and the government’s $659 billion relief program draws to a close.

Companies still struggling with sharply reduced revenue are wondering if Congress will give them a second chance at the Paycheck Protection Program, which ends Saturday after giving out 5.1 million loans worth $523 billion. While the program that began April 3 has gotten mixed reviews, business owners still need help as the virus continues to spread and hamstring the economy.

“They’ve exhausted their funds and are looking for a Round Two,” says Molly Day, a spokeswoman for the National Small Business Association, an advocacy group.

Congress is debating further help for small business as part of a broader coronavirus relief package. One proposal would allow the hardest-hit businesses, those whose revenue is down over 50%, to return for a second PPP loan; there’s still

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What You Need to Know About Josh Kushner, Brother to Jared (and Husband to Karlie Kloss)

Photo credit: Jamie McCarthy - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jamie McCarthy – Getty Images

From Town & Country

Joshua Kushner is best known for his relationship with supermodel Karlie Kloss and for his close connection to the White House. Kushner, of course, is the younger sibling of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and White House advisor. But Josh is also a Harvard graduate and lifelong Democrat who founded a buzzy health and technology company.

Here’s what you need to know about Josh:

He’s in the tech world.

In 2012, Josh co-founded Oscar Health, an insurance company aimed at millennials. The much-buzzed-about venture promised to use technology to provide more affordable healthcare options.

“We’re trying to build something that’s going to turn the industry on its head,” Josh said in 2014, according to The New York Times. Josh was also an early investor in Instagram and founded Thrive Capital, a private equity firm specializing in tech

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15 top-rated school supplies under $15

15 top-rated school supplies under $15
15 top-rated school supplies under $15

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Binders, backpacks, folders, pencils, notebooks—school-supply shopping can be fun and exciting but the costs can also add up fast. Whether your child is heading back into the classroom in the fall or continuing remote learning, there are a lot of essentials they’ll need (see above list for starters). To help you save money on this year’s back-to-school haul, we’ve rounded up 15 of the best school supplies you can buy right now for less than $15, from colorful InkJoy gel pens to the best-selling notebooks on Amazon—including a few personal favorites I remember using from my own school days.

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1. These popular mechanical pencils

One-click writing at your fingertips.
One-click writing
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From The Confessional: I Resent Religious People

It’s 2020 and these people are OVER religion being used to justify racism, bigotry, and being anti-science

If you didn’t have “religious people using religion to spread anti-vaxx propaganda, conspiracy theories, and racism every day during a global pandemic” on your 2020 bingo card, you’re not alone. Knowing all of these things exist under the guise of “religion” for many white Christians is one thing — being able to predict that your Aunt Mildred’s virtual knitting group believes cell phone towers are preventing the rapture is quite another.

If you’ve had enough of the white Christians in your life, well, so have these confessors — who are way more into confessing their feelings online than in, oh, say, a booth. With a priest.

Confessional #25790125

“POC at a protest don’t scare me, but “woke” white liberals terrify me. They have the insane zealousness of recent religious converts, and are desperate

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Edited Transcript of 7731.T earnings conference call or presentation 6-Aug-20 10:59am GMT

Tokyo Aug 7, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Nikon Corp earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 10:59:00am GMT

Toshikazu Umatate, Nikon Corporation – President, CEO & Representative Director [1]

This is Umatate, President and CEO. I do appreciate your precious time despite your busy schedule to attend our financial briefing.

In order to prevent a further surge of COVID-19, following the last time, we are again holding this session today online. I know it is not necessarily the best format for you, but I hope you understand this and collaborate with us.

Today, we would like to report to you the financial results for the first quarter of the year ending March 31, 2021. We also would like to report to you our forecast for full fiscal year on ending March 31, 2021.

Last time, this was treated as undecided. We are also unhappy … Read More