Ms. Kim joined Unification Church as a teenager in South Korea, immigrated to the United States and married a church lawyer. They settled in Northern Virginia, and after raising three children, Ms. Kim was hired as a bookkeeper at the Kirov. Upon her release, Ms. Kim was hired as the academy’s comptroller, a decision the school has not discussed. Now a music school as well as a dance academy, the Kirov is headquartered at a former monastery near Catholic University in Washington.A Maryland woman who gambled away nearly $1.5 million from the elite dance school where she served as comptroller pled guilty to fraud in U.S. District Court in Washington on Thursday. Ms. Kim, 60, was hired in 2017 to serve as comptroller of Washington’s Kirov Academy, a school founded in 1990 by Rev.
May 07, 2021 22:30 UTC
On Thursday, Kardashian posted a steamy photo of herself working out while wearing a barely-there black swimsuit. The unique swimsuit wasn’t the only striking part of the photo, however, as she was also sporting platinum blonde hair. KIM KARDASHIAN DENIES PURCHASING 'SMUGGLED' ROMAN STATUE SOUGHT BY FEDSIn the caption of her post, Kardashian simply placed a puzzle piece emoji. KIM KARDASHIAN REFLECTS ON 'CHALLENGING YEAR': 'I ALWAYS TRY TO LOOK AT THINGS IN A POSITIVE WAY'A third compared her hair to Donatella Versace. Kardashian has found herself at the center of a bizarre scandal recently after she was accused of purchasing a "smuggled" Roman statue sought by the feds.
May 07, 2021 22:30 UTC
States and cities are awaiting guidance on exactly how the money can be spent and what strings are attached. Mr. Biden said at the White House that the administration would begin releasing the first batch of money to state and local governments this month. Officials said they expected increased vaccination rates to ease some lingering fears about returning to jobs in the pandemic. Some White House officials said the administration’s push to further increase the ranks of the vaccinated could be the most important policy variable for the economy this summer. “I don’t think that the addition to unemployment compensation is really the factor that’s making the difference,” Ms. Yellen said.
May 07, 2021 22:18 UTC
(CNN) Rep. Elise Stefanik, who's poised to replace Rep. Liz Cheney as the No. 3 House Republican, has signaled to some of her colleagues that she plans to stay in leadership and as chair of the House GOP Conference only through 2022, wanting to pursue the top GOP job on the House Education and Labor Committee next Congress, according to a source with direct knowledge of the talks. That assurance could help assuage concerns on the right over her more moderate voting record, though she's widely viewed as a virtual lock for the No. The New York congresswoman has been locking up support for the position this week, moving swiftly to clear the field. But even skeptics of Stefanik's conservative credentials say she's preferable to Cheney on the most important factor: her loyalty to former President Donald Trump.
May 07, 2021 22:17 UTC
Catoctin Creek and outrageous metal band GWAR will release Ragnarök Rye on May 28. Copyright © 2020 Alicia BruceIn the latest, and perhaps the coolest partnership between a distillery and a celebrity, Virginia’s Catoctin Creek and outrageous metal band GWAR will finally release their infamous Ragnarök Rye on May 28. To make sure Ragnarök Rye is as unique as her label partners, she pulled out all the stops. Aged in charred new white oak with sugar maple and cherrywood staves, the resulting 92-proof intergalactic rye whisky has a smokiness reminiscent of BBQ, and subtle flavors that are not traditional in a rye whisky. “I think that this is one of the best tastes I’ve had from Catoctin Creek... it is very good.
May 07, 2021 22:07 UTC
Yosemite National Park is making it a little harder for rock climbers to tackle the biggest and toughest wallsLOS ANGELES -- Climbing El Capitan and the famous big walls of Yosemite National Park got a bit harder Friday. The long-rumored plan will inevitably cause grumbling in the mecca of American rock climbing and among a culture that embraces freedom. Unlike hikers, though, the climbing permits will not at first be rationed on a quota basis that limits how many people can be on a designated route each day. Yosemite is not the first park to require permits for multiday climbs. Zion National Park in Utah and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Rocky Mountain National Parks in Colorado also have permit systems.
May 07, 2021 22:02 UTC
A California bar owner was arrested this week on charges that he had sold fake Covid-19 vaccination cards at his business, prosecutors said. “It is disheartening to have members in our community show flagrant disregard for public health in the midst of a pandemic,” Ms. Salazar said in the statement. “Distributing, falsifying or purchasing fake COVID-19 vaccine cards is against the law and endangers yourself and those around you.”Mr. Anderson declined to comment on Friday. Agents from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control began their investigation into Mr. Anderson after they received a complaint stating that fake cards were being sold at his business, the Old Corner Saloon in Clements, Calif., which is about 40 miles southeast of Sacramento.
May 07, 2021 21:52 UTC
She contributed lyrics to a number of Birthday Party and Bad Seeds songs, including the title track from the first Bad Seeds album, “From Her to Eternity” (1985), and she helped define Mr. Cave’s dark, intense style. Mr. Cave was particularly enamored of a song for which she wrote all the lyrics, “Stranger Than Kindness” (1986), so much so that he has continued to perform it and borrowed its title for an autobiographical book published last year that documented memorabilia from his career. “Despised the concept of the muse but was everybody’s,” he wrote. Yet she sometimes made her way into the recording studio herself, releasing two albums, “Dirty Pearl” in 1993 and “Sex O’Clock” in 2001 (both produced largely by Mick Harvey, Mr. Cave’s Bad Seeds bandmate). “Dirty Pearl” compiled studio recordings she had made over 12 years in Berlin (where she lived for many years), London, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia.
May 07, 2021 21:45 UTC
ATLANTA — At a news conference in which she fought to hold back tears, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms of Atlanta said on Friday that there was no single reason for her abrupt and dramatic decision not to run for a second term. Bottoms in recent months was a phenomenon she had previously described as the “Covid crime wave.” Like many other American cities, Atlanta is struggling with a spike in violent crime, including a 58 percent increase in homicides last year — the likely result, researchers say, of the pandemic’s strain on at-risk populations, as well as institutions like courts and police departments. “Atlanta has a mayor that is more interested in things that happen outside Atlanta,” Ms. Moore said in a recent statement, referring to Ms. Bottoms’s emerging national stature, including talk that she was rumored to be a possible vice-presidential candidate. “We need a mayor who knows the No. 1 job of any mayor is to keep our city safe.”
May 07, 2021 21:44 UTC
(CNN) The April jobs report , released Friday and with slower-than-expected employment-growth gains, reminds us that America's jobs future still hangs in the balance. In November 2017, McConnell brazenly abused the public trust by shoving through a huge and unaffordable tax cut for corporations over the strong opposition of the American public. McConnell used legislative trickery to pass the tax cut, withholding much of the GOP Senate plan until the final hours before a late night vote. His action was brazen, and the tax cut remained deeply unpopular years after, even as the legislative manipulation faded from memory. To secure broad support -- both from the American people and the two parties -- Biden is not seeking to undo all the 2017 corporate tax cuts.
May 07, 2021 21:41 UTC
Bruce Brown, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, said the incident “raises serious First Amendment concerns because it interferes with the free flow of information to the public,” and he called on the Justice Department to explain “exactly when prosecutors seized these records, why it is only now notifying The Post, and on what basis the Justice Department decided to forgo the presumption of advance notification under its own guidelines when the investigation apparently involves reporting over three years in the past.”
May 07, 2021 21:33 UTC
In this morning's jobs report, the market was looking for nearly a million new jobs created in the month of April. Because that justifies the additional $4 trillion in spending they have lined up to push through Congress. This will all translate into higher wages, as employers are forced to raise wages to compete with the government. And wage inflation feeds price inflation. The wage inflation manufactured by the government (through subsidized unemployment) has already led to record savings levels, hot consumer spending and asset inflation.
May 07, 2021 21:33 UTC
Office work is coming back, which will mean new sanitation procedures. Although companies will allow more home-based work than before the pandemic, there’s evidence that office work is on the way back, and could be ramping up by this fall. Compare that to a January PWC survey, which found “75% of executives anticipate that at least half of office employees will be working in the office” by July of this year. PWC concluded “the office is here to stay,” with 68% of executives saying employees need to be in the office “at least three days a week to maintain a distinct company culture.”Workplace “culture” is being invoked by CEOs to justify office returns. And although office work in the New York and San Francisco metros remains at very low levels, other cities are showing increases.
May 07, 2021 21:11 UTC
AMC’s stock rose 6% to $9.51 on Thursday. “Just go on Twitter, just go on Reddit, just go on YouTube, read what these people write,” Aron told analysts. And these are not people who are just going to be investors in AMC. These are going to be customers of AMC who come to our theaters and enjoy watching movies at our theaters as paying guests. However, as disclosed in March, the Beijing-based conglomerate gave up control of AMC when its stake fell below 10% of AMC shares.
Source:Los Angeles Times
May 07, 2021 21:11 UTC
An Idaho police officer who was placed on leave following a viral TikTok video has announced he will not only be keeping his job, but has also signed a book deal with Di Angelo publications, according to the Idaho Statesman. Bellevue deputy marshal Nate Silvester told local Boise station KTVB-TV on Wednesday that he would be returning to work the following day after a one-week suspension over the TikTok video. The video received millions of views, but led to the Bellevue Marshal's Office suspending Silvester, which he claims was without pay. "The statements made do NOT represent the Bellevue Marshal’s Office," the office said in a post on Facebook. Silvester said in another video he posted following the suspension that the working title of his book is "Never Off Duty."
May 07, 2021 21:11 UTC