Will runs into trouble when one of his trial patients falls ill. His own stress and symptoms have Ethan struggling to get through the day.
Will runs into trouble when one of his trial patients falls ill. His own stress and symptoms have Ethan struggling to get through the day.
The Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for New York City prosecutors to obtain eight years of former President Donald Trump's tax filings and, equally importantly, the business records and communications between the Trump Organization and its accounting firm, Mazars USA, that should provide important context and fill in gaps. Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance's office, which has been investigating potential financial crimes by Trump and his business for two years, is appropriately tight-lipped about the ongoing investigation. But we do know "Vance has assembled a large team of investigators, including from outside the district attorney's office, who are expected to begin picking apart the tax records immediately once they are obtained" from Mazars, presumably this week, The Washington Post reports. Vance's team is investigating possible bank, insurance, and tax fraud, The Wall Street Journal reports, and they are specifically looking at several of Trump's high-profile Manhattan properties, including Trump Tower and 40 Wall St., plus his 213-acre Seven Springs estate in Westchester County, just north or New York City. Vance has already subpoenaed information from Trump's lenders, an insurer, and the New York City Tax Commission, the Journal adds. His office has interviewed employees of Deutsche Bank, one of Trump's largest lenders, The New York Times reports. Investigators may be looking for "disparities that would show that on one hand, Trump was telling the [Internal Revenue Service] that he was completely broke and on the other hand, telling financial institutions he was extremely rich," former Manhattan prosecutor Duncan Levin tells the Journal. Obtaining loans based on purposefully false financial information can be a crime in New York State. Once Vance's team gets Trump's financial records, they will certainly "discover a veritable how-to guide for getting rich while losing millions of dollars and paying little to no income taxes," the Times reports. "Whether they find evidence of crimes, however, will also depend on other information not found in the actual returns." The investigation will probably end with either a decision to bring charges against Trump or a finding that there's insufficient evidence, the Journal says, noting such an announcement "could be at least months away." In the meantime, Trump also faces investigations by New York Attorney General Letitia James and prosecutors in Georgia, plus several civil lawsuits. Trump on Monday called Vance's investigation "a continuation of the greatest political witch hunt in the history of our country." More stories from theweek.comThe MyPillow guy might be Trump's ultimate chumpLate night hosts laugh at Rudy Giuliani literally running from his $1.3 billion lawsuit, tie in CPACFDA confirms Johnson & Johnson vaccine prevented all deaths and hospitalizations in trial
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Naseem Zeitoon via ReutersAt least 6,500 migrant workers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka have died during the 10-year construction of Qatar’s 2022 World Cup facilities due to shoddy work conditions and lack of training, according to The Guardian. The shocking figure is likely grossly underestimated because no figures are available for migrant deaths from the workers from Kenya or the Philippines.Massive development work is underway in addition to the conversion of the Khalifa Stadium and the construction of seven additional World Cup-level stadiums, as well as a new airport, new hotels, new roads and public transportation, and an entire new city being built just for the World Cup final celebrations.Qatar’s human-rights record has been the subject of scrutiny since the nation won the bid to host the international event. Amnesty International published a damning report accusing the wealthy country of lying to migrants to entice them to come work. Many workers paid hefty fees to recruitment firms hired by the Qatari government to cover transportation and accommodation. Many of them could not afford the fees, so they were given loans they have to pay back.Once in Qatar, they are allegedly forced to live in squalid conditions and are often not paid in a timely manner or what they were promised. “Workers often live in cramped, dirty, and unsafe accommodation,” Amnesty International reported. “Recruitment agents also make false promises about the salary workers will receive, and the type of job on offer. One worker was promised a salary of US$300 a month in Nepal, but this turned out to be US$190 once he started work in Qatar.”Payments are also often delayed, leaving workers unable to send money back home or make payments on recruitment-related loans they were often forced to take out.The Guardian estimates that in the last 10 years since Qatar won the bid to host the event, an average of 12 migrant workers from the south Asian nations have died each week. That figure could be twice as high if records on other migrant deaths are released.FIFA’s Impossible, Corrupt Qatar Math: How FIFA Had to Have Known Forced Labor Was Needed for 2022’s Qatari World CupMany of the deaths are due to the fact that workers are poorly trained in construction-site safety and the extreme heat conditions of the Arab nation, but some have died in their sleeping areas. One 29-year-old Bangladeshi man named Mohammad Shahid Miah died when floodwater in his room came into contact with an exposed electric cable, electrocuting him, according to the Guardian.Amnesty International also reports that all of the migrant workers they interviewed were stripped of their identity documents upon arrival and are not given renewed residence permits, meaning they cannot leave the country. The workers are also prohibited from changing jobs, making them stick with contracts that were signed without legal advice. The average monthly salary of those working to convert the Khalifa Stadium for the games is $220, according to Amnesty International while the main subcontractor is being paid upwards of $35 million. World Cup Watchdogs Go Missing in QatarQatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) and FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC signed a Memorandum of Understanding earlier this month with the Qatari National Human Rights Committee to raise awareness of human rights issues in the delivery of the World Cup. “The SC has worked tirelessly to protect the health, safety and welfare of all workers engaged in the Qatar 2022 project. We are proud of our achievements over the past 10 years and strongly believe that our actions have created a benchmark for excellence—not just in Qatar, but across the region and around the world,” Hassan al-Thawadi, secretary-general of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, said.The World Cup will be held from Nov. 21 and Dec. 18, 2022, with 32 teams competing at eight stadiums.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Celebrity dermatologist Dr. Pimple Popper used her fingers to squeeze and loosen the "cute" and slimy lipoma on a woman's shoulder.
Canada's parliament passed a non-binding motion on Monday saying China's treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority in the Xinjiang region constitutes genocide, putting pressure on Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government to follow suit. Canada's House of Commons voted 266-0 for the motion brought by the opposition Conservative Party. Trudeau and his Cabinet abstained from the vote, although Liberal backbenchers widely backed it.
Armenia would welcome the expansion of a Russian military base on its territory and the redeployment of some Russian forces closer to its border with Azerbaijan after a conflict with its neighbour last year, its defence minister said on Monday. Ethnic Armenian troops in the Nagorno-Karabakh region ceded swathes of territory in and around the enclave to Azerbaijan in a six-week conflict in 2020 that claimed thousands of lives.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought on Tuesday to turn the page on the Trump era, stressing the countries' deep ties and pledging to work together to counteract Chinese influence and address climate change. "The United States has no closer friend, no closer friend than Canada," Biden told Trudeau via an electronic video link with the Canadian leader and top aides. "That's why you were my first call as president (and) my first bilateral meeting," he said.
Hong Kong's government will gazette a bill later this week that will require community level district councils to pledge an oath of allegiance to the Chinese-ruled city's mini-constitution, further stifling democratic opposition. Secretary for Mainland and Constitutional Affairs Eric Tsang said politicians deemed insincere would be blocked from office, releasing details of the bill a day after a senior official in China's cabinet said provisions should be made to ensure "patriots" were running Hong Kong. "The law will fulfill the constitutional responsibility of the government," Tsang said.
Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko thanked President Vladimir Putin on Monday for the economic support his country received from Russia when he was facing mass protests last year. Russia provided Belarus with a $1.5 billion loan last September in a gesture of support for Lukashenko as protesters took to the streets across Belarus following an Aug. 9 election which opponents say was rigged.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's donation will benefit repairs needed for Genesis Women's Shelter & Support to keep helping victims of domestic abuse.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their second child together. On Monday, the duchess showed off her maternity style at a Spotify event.
Home Depot had a blow-out year, but the world’s largest home improvement retailer warned Tuesday that it couldn’t predict if those good times will continue into 2021. Americans stuck at home had been snapping up tools, paint and building materials to spruce up their homes throughout the health crisis. But the rollout of vaccines and the hopes of a return to normalcy have led many to believe that sales growth in 2021 will fade. Home Depot’s chief financial officer said the company is – in his words - "not able to predict how consumer spending will evolve." He said if demand in the back half of last year were to continue, comparable sales will be flat to slightly positive in 2021. Home Depot’s decision to withhold guidance disappointed investors. Shares fell 6% in early trading Tuesday despite a 25% jump in same-store sales as well as net sales in the latest quarter. Those results, as well as profit, beat analyst estimates. For the year, Home Depot grew its bottom line by 14%.
Scotland's vaccination drive appears to be markedly reducing the risk of hospitalisation for COVID-19, suggesting that both the Pfizer-BioNtech and Oxford-AstraZeneca shots are highly effective in preventing severe infections, preliminary study findings showed on Monday. Results of the study, which covered the entire Scottish population of 5.4 million people, showed that by the fourth week after the initial dose, the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines were found to reduce the risk of hospitalisation by up to 85% and 94% respectively. "These results are very encouraging and have given us great reasons to be optimistic for the future," said Aziz Sheikh, a professor at the University of Edinburgh’s Usher Institute who co-led the study.
Iranian lawmakers protested on Monday against Tehran's decision to permit “necessary” monitoring by the U.N. nuclear watchdog for up to three months, saying the move broke a law mandating an end to the agency's snap inspections this week. "The government has no right to decide and act arbitrarily," said Mojtaba Zolnour, chairman of the parliament’s national security committee, according to Iranian state media. Iran has been gradually breaching terms of a 2015 nuclear pact with world powers since then U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from it in 2018 and reimposed sanctions.
The family of Cristian Pineda is suing two power companies in Texas after the 11-year-old was found dead in their freezing mobile home.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday Iran might enrich uranium up to 60% purity if the country needed it and would never yield to U.S. pressure over its nuclear programme, state television reported. Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with six powers, which it has been breaching since the United States withdrew in 2018, caps the fissile purity to which Tehran can refine uranium at 3.67%, well under the 20% achieved before the agreement and far below the 90% suitable for a nuclear weapon.
Former Mandalorian star hits back after being dropped from Star Wars series over controversial post.
After a seven-month, 300 million mile journey, Perseverance has landed. And has the first high-definition color pictures of Mars to prove it.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Sunday he saw a window of opportunity for Iran and the United States on sanctions after recent statements, adding he wanted U.S. sanctions on Tehran to be lifted, the Turkish presidency said. Tehran said on Sunday the United States must first lift sanctions on Iran if it wants to talk about salvaging the 2015 nuclear deal, reiterating it will not make the first move to restore the pact with major powers.
Spotify said on Monday it would nearly double its market presence by launching in 85 new markets in the next few days, making the music streaming service available to more than a billion people around the world. While Spotify is the leader in music streaming, entry in new countries across Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America would significantly increase the gap with its rivals, Apple Music and Amazon Music. "Together these markets represent more than a billion people, with nearly half of them already using the internet," said Chief Premium Business Officer Alex Norstrom.