Exclusive: Rep. Steve Israel Files for Divorce 3 Years After Announcement

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Dix Hills) filed for divorce last month from his second wife, Suffolk County Judge Marlene Budd, three years after the couple first announced that they were divorcing.The lawsuit was dated Nov. 6—four days after Israel won his eighth term over Republican challenger Grant Lally—and the papers were filed Nov. 12 at New York State Supreme Court in Suffolk County, according to court documents obtained by the Press.“The relationship between husband and wife has broken down irretrievably for a period of six months or more,” says the lawsuit, which seeks equitable distribution of the marital property, plus attorney’s fees for the congressman.The couple announced their plans to split in a joint statement issued by the congressman’s office on the eve of their eighth anniversary over Memorial Day weekend in 2011, according to a Newsday report at the time. The reason for the split was not disclosed.Israel has two children from his first marriage. Budd was also married once before. They met while they were serving on the Huntington Town board together and tied the knot in 2003—a year after Israel’s first divorce and two years after he was first elected to Congress.The 56-year-old Congressman recently declined to seek a third term as head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee after Republicans picked up 13 seats to achieve their largest majority in the U.S. House of Representatives in 83 years. The GOP also stripped Democrats of their majority in the U.S. Senate.On Dec. 30, he is scheduled to release a novel, The Global War on Morris, billed as a political satire about a pharmaceutical salesman from Long Island who cheats on his wife with a receptionist while government spies track his movements.Israel represents the Third Congressional District, which includes northeast Queens, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay and Smithtown. His attorney from the Commack-based firm of Sarisohn Law Partners did not return a call for comment. A representative from his congressional office declined to comment.Budd, 48, was elected to her first term as a Family Court judge in 2005 and is up for re-election in 2016. The judge was served with the papers earlier this month and must reply by the end of this year. She declined to comment.The New York Post first reported that Israel had yet to file for divorce despite the announcement three years prior, but a representative of the congressman dismissed the story as an attempt to smear him two days before Election Day.The case did not yet have a court date or an assigned judge as of this story.last_img read more

Katherine Schwarzenegger Having ‘Hard’ Time Sleeping After Birth

first_imgPratt, 41, showed his support for his wife’s candid interview, commenting, “I like your outfit you look so good honey.”He and the Maverick and Me author tied the knot in June 2019 in California. The actor was previously married to Anna Faris, and they share 8-year-old son Jack.Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! – Advertisement – The Rock What You’ve Got author went on to chat with Bella about the former professional wrestler’s postpartum depression battle, continuing the conversation that Schwarzenegger started for her Instagram followers last month.“I did [my postpartum depression screening], and I was talking to my doctor and she was saying to me she has never seen such levels of postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety in her patients and just overall for people who are pregnant and have recently had a baby during this COVID time,” Arnold Schwarzenegger’s daughter told Dr. Christine Sterling in October. “I thought that was really interesting and, of course, makes sense because everyone is experiencing different feelings right now whether you’ve had a baby or not.”- Advertisement – Too tired. Katherine Schwarzenegger has been struggling to sleep since welcoming her and Chris Pratt’s daughter, Lyla, in August.“You definitely have moments where it’s harder some days than it is other days,” the Gift of Forgiveness author, 30, said in a Thursday, November 12, Instagram Live with Nikki Bella. “You have [days] of feeling bad with a partner or wanting to make everything good again. For me, it’s also like if you want to get so many things done, [you should] sleep when the baby sleeps. [But] I don’t know how you do that. How does anything get done that you want to get done during the day?”Katherine Schwarzenegger Is Having a Really Hard Time With Sleep Deprivation After Daughters BirthKatherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt at the “Avengers: Endgame” premiere at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Shutterstock- Advertisement – The Los Angeles native added that she has “not been able to do that” since becoming a mom. “It’s really hard and then you need to catch up on your sleep obviously.”Bella, 36, agreed, telling the “Dog That Changed Me” podcast host that she hasn’t slept “in three months” since her and Artem Chigvtintsev’s son, Matteo, arrived in July. “Aren’t you ever like, ‘How am I doing this?’” she joked.Schwarzenegger agreed, but said that when her baby girl smiles at her at “four in the morning,” she realizes everything is “fine.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

OJK revokes Recapital’s brokerage license after submitting misleading report

first_img“Following the revocation, Recapital Sekuritas is prohibited from conducting business as a brokerage dealer and underwriter,” the letter reads. The OJK also fined Recapital Sekuritas Rp 700 million for the violations.Recapital Sekuritas, part of private equity firm PT Recapital Advisors, was founded by Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) chairman Rosan Roeslani and former vice president hopeful Sandiaga Uno in 1997.In the meantime, the OJK also imposed a Rp 600 million fine on Recapital Sekuritas president director Abi Hurairah Mochdie for being responsible for the submission of a misleading MKBD report.The authority also barred Abi from holding a position as a manager, shareholder and a key person, or in charge of companies engaged in the capital market for three years. The Financial Services Authority (OJK) revoked brokerage firm PT Recapital Sekuritas Indonesia’s license to operate as it was found to have submitted a misleading net adjusted working capital (MKBD) report.In a letter issued by the authority on Jan. 30, the firm was found to have concealed an exchange bond issuance agreement between the firm and PT Nexis Inti Persada in 2016. It also failed to record the receipt of funds from the issuance as liability in the report. As a result, Recapital Sekuritas’ MKBD value inflated over discrepancies in the report.The OJK also found that the bond issuance resulted in the firm’s MKBD value to be reduced to below the minimum requirement of Rp 25 billion (US$ 1.82 million), thus meeting the requirement to have its brokerage license revoked. “The OJK also revokes [Abi’s] securities company representative license due to the violations,” the authority said in the letter.  Recapital Sekuritas customers who still have shares or bonds in the firm could claim their securities with the Indonesian Central Securities Depository (KSEI). They could also claim their funds with Bank Mandiri, Bank Central Asia (BCA) and Bank CIMB Niaga.The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) revoked Recapital Sekuritas’ brokerage firm membership on the bourse on Jan. 29, 2018.center_img Topics :last_img read more

PREMIUMLowest case backlog in history: Reforms make Supreme Court more productive

first_imgLOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Google Topics : Log in with your social account Forgot Password ? Supreme-Court Hatta-Ali Jokowi-second-term judiciary-system After years of reforms, the Supreme Court has improved its productivity in resolving cases, resulting in the lowest-ever case pile at the end of last year.The country’s top court produced more than 20,000 rulings in 2019 compared to 17,638 in 2018, lifting its productivity rate to almost 99 percent from 95 percent in the preceding year.Ninety-six percent, or more than 19,000, of the rulings were made in less than three months since the case was accepted by the court.Supreme Court chief justice Hatta Ali said the achievements were due to simplified and accelerated judicial processes the court had implemented over the past five years.He said the court has been modernizing itself with the establishment of e-court and e-litigation systems. The e-court had handled more than 47,000 cases and the e-litigation had been met with high participation with more than 21,000 peopl… Facebook Linkedinlast_img read more

Komnas Perempuan concerned about alleged rapist’s appointment as acting regent in SE Sulawesi

first_img “We’re worried that he will exercise his power to delay the investigation and trial against him once he is inaugurated as acting regent,” Komnas Perempuan commissioner Siti Aminah Tardi said on Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com.[RA::Indonesian lawmakers are biggest enablers of nation’s rape culture::https://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2020/07/09/indonesian-lawmakers-are-biggest-enablers-of-nations-rape-culture.html[She added that justice was not being served as another suspect in the case, a pimp identified as T, had been on trial and sentenced to nine years in prison. T has appealed the verdict with the Supreme Court.“It’s unfair for the other suspect who had undergone trial,” Siti said.Komnas Perempuan urged prosecutors and the court to put Ramadio on trial as soon as possible. (dpk) Editor’s note: Paragraph one of this article has been edited for accuracy. Topics : The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) has raised concerns about the appointment of Southeast Sulawesi’s North Buton Deputy Regent Ramadio as acting regent because of his alleged involvement in a sexual assault case against a minor.Ramadio was named a suspect in December 2019 for allegedly paying Rp 2 million (US$134.71) to rape a 14-year-old girl. However, he was not detained and prosecutors have yet to bring his case to court even though they claimed that had completed their case against him.last_img read more

MiFID II research rules ‘hitting sector coverage and quality’

first_imgA cut in spending on research by fund managers, caused by MiFID II rules, could be leading to poorer coverage of some sectors of the equity market, surveys of the industry have found. Speaking to more than 500 professionals in European fund management on the impact of the updated Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), CFA Institute discovered almost half of those providing the research thought the quality had decreased overall.Just 44% of respondents working for banks or brokerages said the quality of research had remained constant in the 12 months since the introduction of the regime. The same number said research quality of small and mid-cap stocks had decreased.Rhodri Preece, head of industry research at CFA Institute, said: “Independent and sell-side research providers are under pressure, which we see translating into reduced research coverage, particularly in small and mid-cap equities, and fewer sell-side analysts.” Since the implementation of MiFID II – which required managers to separate the cost of research from the cost of trading – fund managers have significantly scaled back the amount they allocate to research from banks and brokers.CFA Institute found the average decrease in research budgets amounted to 6.3%.However, the largest firms have made the largest cuts, and for those managing more than €250bn the average budget reduction has been 11%. For those managing less than €1bn, the budget change has been negligible, the institute reported.Further readingUnbundling research payments has hurt transparency, report finds Splitting research and trading costs could go against one of the main aims of MiFID II, according to Scope Analysis and Frost ConsultingMiFID II has ‘shrunk’ fixed income research market ICMA reports that less research is available for the fixed income, currencies and commodities sectorsBriefing: MiFID II – a year on The new rules are having a dramatic effect on the world of investment research, writes Steve Kelly, adviser to Euro IRPIn another survey highlighting the impact of MiFID II, broker Peel Hunt and the Quoted Companies Alliance said nearly two thirds of investors – 62% – believed less research was being produced on mid and small-cap companies. A third said they expected further reductions in both the volume and quality of research in the future.Steven Fine, CEO of Peel Hunt, said these were unintended consequences of MiFID II – and warned there would be more to come.Fine said: “Specialists will become generalists. Generalists will cover too many stocks and their product knowledge will dilute. Quality will decline, gaps will appear in the market and many smaller companies will de-rate.”Some 63% of investors polled by Peel Hunt said the regulation had produced a negative impact on the liquidity of UK mid and small-cap stocks over the past 12 months.The broker chief said he suspected liquidity would continue to dry up, leading to companies moving off the stock exchanges and becoming private holdings.last_img read more

Donna Hoeing to be honored at Batesville vs Greensburg game

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Ball State SportsBATESVILLE, Ind. — Batesville Athletic Director Bryan Helvie announced that Donna (Lamping) Hoeing will be honored on her induction into the Indiana Basketball Hall Of Fame this Saturday (January 21), between the girls varsity and junior varsity contest versus Greensburg high School.The junior varsity contest is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. with the recognition ceremony slated to begin at approximately 1:00 p.m.Donna (Lamping) Hoeing achieved outstanding numbers during her time at Batesville High School and Ball State University.A four-year starter at Batesville, she set a school record with 1,553 career points (21.3 ppg) and 845 rebounds (11.6 rpg), scoring in double figures in 71 of 73 games in her career, including a single-game best of 40 points.She graduated from Ball State University as the program’s all-time leading scorer, totaling 1,104 points in 93 games.A two-time 2nd team Academic All-American and BSU’s 1984-1985 Female Athlete of the Year, she was later named as one of the five players to BSU’s 1980’s 1st team 1980’s All-Decade Team.Since 1985, she has worked at Batesville High School as a math teacher and girls basketball coach.An assistant from 1985-1991, she served as head coach in stints from 1991-1995 and 1999-2000, leading the Bulldogs to three sectional titles in that time.last_img read more

​Leeds not giving up on Udinese playmaker De Paul

first_imgLeeds United are still attempting to secure the signing of Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul. The Elland Road club wish to sign the Udinese playmaker to add some creativity to Marcelo Bielsa’s team. Football Insider says they are offering a loan to buy deal to the Italian club to sign De Paul. Udinese reportedly want close to £37million for the player, and Leeds are willing to structure a deal that eventually reaches such a fee.Advertisement Loading… read also:Leeds eager to buy Chelsea midfielder Gallagher But they would prefer an initial loan, as it eases the immediate financial burden. The player wants to come, per The Square Ball, but must wait for his club to accept a bid for him. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtDid You Notice How Natural Simba’s Movements Looked In The Movie?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway StationsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

McIlroy shares lead in Denver

first_imgTwo late bogeys saw Rory McIlroy slip back into a share of the lead after round one of the BMW Championship as he chases a first FedEx Cup title. Press Association The world number one came into the third leg of the four-tournament play-off series sitting second in the overall standings and led in Colorado on five under after 15 holes. But dropped shots on two of his last three saw the Northern Irishman record a 67 and drop back into a share of top spot alongside Jordan Spieth and Gary Woodland. “You can see by the scores it’s pretty tricky out there,” he told Sky Sports 4. “Low scores aren’t really too easy to come by so 67 is still a good start even though it could have been a bit better. “The fairways are firm so even when you’re hitting irons and fairway-woods off the tees they’re running out and through fairways and into the rough and the rough is thick. “Then the greens are so firm, the greens have got so much firmer over the past 24 hours and it’s really made a huge difference.” Beginning his round on the 10th, McIlroy picked up shots on 12 and 17 and a run of three birdies from the first to the third put him in the driving seat before his two late bogeys brought him back to the pack. The top 30 in the FedEx Cup rankings after this weekend at Cherry Hills Village will advance to next week’s Tour Championship where the points will be reset so every player has a chance of claiming the 10million US dollar (£6.1million) bonus. And after day one, while the positions within that top 30 had provisionally altered, no player from outside that group was on target to break in, although nine players were still on the course when play was stopped due to risk of electrical activity. Woodland enjoyed a steady round as he registered four birdies and a bogey while Spieth was a touch more eratic with three blemishes on his card countered by six birdies. A group of nine players sat a single shot off the lead including European Ryder Cup players Martin Kaymer, Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson – who was coming up 18 when the horn sounded to end play. Justin Rose was in a group a further shot back with Ernie Els, Jason Day, Jim Furyk, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson all level par. Current FedEx Cup leader Chris Kirk was in the group at one over is delighted that his win last week has put him in with a good chance of winning the big prize. “It’s what it’s all about,” he said. “Being in this kind of position to possibly win that big of a prize is unbelievable and the FedEx Cup is kind of critical for us on the PGA Tour nowadays.” Following his win at the Deutsche Bank Championship, many thought Kirk may have been handed a Ryder Cup wild card by United States captain Tom Watson but the skipper instead went with Hunter Mahan, Keegan Bradley and Webb Simpson. But Kirk claims that was not a huge disappointment, and said: “I pretty much was still on cloud nine coming off such a big win and, as I’ve said all along, those guys who finished in the top nine are the ones that have control of them being on the team. “Beyond that, captain Watson has the right to do whatever he feels like he wants to do.” Mahan experienced a poor first round as he shot a five over 75 while Patrick Reed, who qualified for the American team to play at Gleneagles, was seven over. last_img read more