Gleb Savchenko’s Estranged Wife Elena Samodanova: 5 Things To Know

first_imgFollowing the separation announcement, Samodanova shared a cryptic post to Instagram that read: “I don’t hate you. I’m just disappointed you turned into everything you said you’d never be.”Throughout their now-strained marriage, Savchenko and Samodanova both led busy lives juggling parenthood alongside their careers. In 2017, the Gleb Collection designer shared how finding balance had benefitted their relationship.“We’ve danced together for more than 10 years and we’ve been married more than 10 years, so we learn how to separate work and home,” he told Entertainment Tonight at the time. “At work, [it’s] just a business. So, I’m very demanding. I ask a lot from her, she asks a lot from me, but when we’re at home, we are just happy [a] husband and wife who love each other.”- Advertisement – Dancing With the Stars fans are already quite familiar with who Gleb Savchenko is, but they may not be as well acquainted with his longtime wife, Elena Samodanova.Savchenko, 37, and Samodanova, 36, have been married since 2006. Together, the Russia natives share daughters, Olivia, 10, and Zlata, 3.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Savchenko added, “We just enjoy each other’s company. That’s the secret, I think, and it’s been really successful so far.”Scroll through the gallery below to learn more about Samodanova. After being married for more than a decade, Us Weekly confirmed on November 6 that the couple have chosen to separate. “It is with a heavy heart that I tell you my wife and I are parting ways after 14 years of marriage,” he said in a statement to Us. “We still intend to coparent our wonderful children together who we love so dearly, and we will strive to continue to be the best parents that we can to them. We ask that you respect our family’s need for privacy and healing during this time.”The Dancing With the Stars pro also confirmed the upsetting news via Instagram, for which he shared the same statement and a photo of the now-estranged couple with their two daughters. Samodanova, for her part, addressed the breakup in her Instagram Story by noting that their “road is coming to an end.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Two US lawmakers exposed to virus before meeting Trump

first_imgTwo US lawmakers with recent close contacts with President Donald Trump announced Monday that they were in self-quarantine after being exposed to the new coronavirus at a late-February conservative conference.Republican Representative Doug Collins, who met and shook hands with Trump last Friday at the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control, said he had been informed he had been in contact with a person who tested positive for the new coronavirus at the conference last month.A second representative, Matt Gaetz, who traveled with Trump on Air Force One on Monday, likewise announced his self-quarantine after being notified that he too had come in close contact with the infected person at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 11 days ago. Neither Collins nor Gaetz reported any symptoms of the virus.”I have decided to self-quarantine out of an abundance of caution,” Collins said.”He received testing today and expects results soon,” Gaetz’s office said on his Twitter account.Collins was with Trump last Friday visiting the Atlanta, Georgia CDC headquarters where they were briefed on the virus’s spread. A photograph published by the Atlanta Constitution-Journal shows the two shaking hands at what appears to be an airport during the visit.The newspaper said Collins was also in close contact with the state’s governor, Brian Kemp, and Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler — who Collins is challenging for election in November.There was no immediate comment from the White House.Five US lawmakers have now said they are distancing themselves from others after coming in contact with coronavirus-infected individuals.The other three are Republican Senator Ted Cruz and Republican Representative Paul Gosar, both of whom also were exposed at the CPAC conference, and Democratic congresswoman Julia Brownley.Earlier Monday Trump downplayed the threat of the disease, which has recorded more than 600 cases of the COVID-19 virus in the US, and 26 deaths.”So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!” Trump tweeted.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Court summonses Jokowi, House to next hearing in COVID-19 response judicial review

first_imgCoordinator of the Indonesian Anticorruption Community (MAKI) Boyamin Saiman said he hoped the President and representatives from the House would be present at the hearing.“We, as members of the public, need an explanation as to why it is necessary for a Perppu on COVID-19 to include impunity for state officials,” he said referring to Article 27, which activists have strongly criticized for granting impunity to officials caught misappropriating state funds.The MAKI, Boyamin said, had prepared four expert witness in the legal and financial sectors to testify in the hearing on Wednesday.Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly has denied that the Perppu would give officials impunity from graft charges if corruption were to occur, adding that Article 27 only meant to ensure that the government could make swift decisions in mitigating the health crisis.The government seeks to disburse Rp 405.1 trillion (US$24.6 billion) for COVID-19 measures, most of which would be allocated to support economic recovery rather than health care. (mfp)Topics : The Constitutional Court will proceed with the judicial review petition filed against the executive order on the COVID-19 pandemic response as it has summonsed President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and the House of Representatives to the hearing next week as witnesses.The hearing, scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, will listen to testimonies from the President and the House as the executive and legislative parties involved in the passing of a regulation in lieu of law, Perppu No. 1/2020, which grants the government the authority to allocate emergency coronavirus spending.The House passed the Perppu into law in a plenary meeting on Tuesday. “All parties [including] witnesses and experts must attend the hearing to answer the Constitutional Court’s summons,” the summons letters signed by the court’s clerk stated as reported by on Friday.The hearing will continue the request filed by a group of anticorruption activists, who argued that Article 27 violated the 1945 Constitution and several prevailing laws, including the 2003 law on state finances and the 2006 law on the Supreme Audit Agency.The Perppu allows the government to extend the state budget deficit beyond the legal cap of 3 percent of gross domestic product and allocate the spending to programs related to COVID-19, while officials are protected from any legal charges as long as they act “in good will and according to the law”.Read also: Perppu on COVID-19 aid puts graft fight at stakelast_img read more

Dozens of Chinese companies added to US blacklist in latest Beijing rebuke

first_imgTwo dozen other companies, government institutions and commercial organizations were added for supporting procurement of items for use by the Chinese military, the department said in another statement.The blacklisted companies focus on artificial intelligence and facial recognition, markets that US chip companies such as Nvidia Corp and Intel Corp have been heavily investing in.Among the companies named is NetPosa, one of China’s most famous AI companies, whose facial recognition subsidiary is linked to the surveillance of Muslims.Qihoo360, a major cybersecurity firm taken private and delisted from the Nasdaq in 2015, recently made headlines for claiming it had found evidence that CIA hacking tools were used to target the Chinese aviation sector. The Commerce Department said it was adding the firms and institutions to its “entity list,” which restricts sales of US goods shipped to them and some more limited items made abroad with US content or technology. Companies can apply for licenses to make the sales, but they must overcome a presumption of denial.Softbank Group Corp-backed CloudMinds was also added. It operates a cloud-based service to run robots such as a version of Pepper, a humanoid robot capable of simple communication. The company was blocked last year from transferring technology or technical information from its US unit to its offices in Beijing, Reuters reported in March.Qihoo, NetPosa and CloudMinds could not be immediately reached for comment.Xilinx Inc, which makes programmable chips, said at least one of its customers was on the list but that it believes the business impact will be negligible.“Xilinx is aware of the recent additions to the Department of Commerce’s Entity List and is evaluating any potential business impact,” the company said. “We comply with any new U.S. Department of Commerce rules and regulations.”The new listings follow a similar October 2019 action when Commerce added 28 Chinese public security bureaus and companies – including some of China’s top artificial intelligence startups and video surveillance company Hikvision – to a US trade blacklist over the treatment of Uighur Muslims.The actions follow the same blueprint used by Washington in its attempt to limit the influence of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd for what it says are national security reasons. Last week, Commerce took action to try to further cut off Huawei’s access to chipmakers. The United States said on Friday it would add 33 Chinese firms and institutions to an economic blacklist for helping Beijing spy on its minority Uighur population or because of ties to weapons of mass destruction and China’s military.The US Commerce Department’s move marked the Trump administration’s latest efforts to crack down on companies whose goods may support Chinese military activities and to punish Beijing for its treatment of Muslim minorities. It came as Communist Party rulers in Beijing on Friday unveiled details of a plan to impose national security laws on Hong Kong.Seven companies and two institutions were listed for being “complicit in human rights violations and abuses committed in China’s campaign of repression, mass arbitrary detention, forced labor and high-technology surveillance against Uighurs” and others, the Commerce Department said in a statement.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Netherlands raises pension fund fines to €500,000

first_imgDutch regulator De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) can now fine pension funds half a million euros or more if they fail to apply the prudent person principle or do not comply with management requirements.At the request of the regulator, social affairs minister Wouter Koolmees decided that the level of fines would rise from €10,000 to a “basis amount” of €500,000 as of 2019.DNB said that the maximum of €10,000 was too low given the importance of what was at stake, and that the low amount could give the impression that the violation was less serious.The watchdog fined the Pensioenfonds Vereenigde Glasfabrieken for investing “too much” in gold in 2012, while the Pensioenfonds Slagersbedrijf was also penalised as, in DNB’s opinion, it had used regular pension assets to pay early retirement arrangements. De Nederlandsche Bank’s headquarters in AmsterdamDNB has issued fines to many pension funds – including PNO Media, the pension fund for marine pilots, and the company scheme for Alcatel Lucent – for submitting their quarterly figures too late.Although the potential fine of €500,000 already applied to these violations, DNB ultimately charged Alcatel Lucent and PNO Media €5,000 and €22,500, respectively.The regulator has the discretion to increase or decrease fines by 50% depending on the seriousness of the violation, and can also double the fines in case of repeated infringement.If fines are expected to negatively affect a pension fund’s members, DNB can reduce the amount by 75%, or even fully waive the punishment if a scheme is in a particularly weak financial position.The Bavaria and GSFS pension funds also avoided €500,000 fines despite breaches. Bavaria paid €10,000 because it had illegally increased its risk exposure while it was still in recovery, while in 2017, the scheme of asset manager GSFS – a specialist in dividend arbitrage – paid a similar amount for implementing other tasks than just pensions provision.However, employer GSFS was charged with a €5,000,000 fine at the time for this infringement. Although DNB lost both cases on appeal from the pension funds, Pensioenfonds Hunter Douglas – now merged with metal scheme PME – received a €20,000 fine for violating two articles of the Netherlands’ Pensions Act.last_img read more

Sumitomo Acquires 30% Stake in Northwester 2

first_imgAs of 24 August, Japan-based Sumitomo Corporation holds a 30% stake in the Northwester 2 offshore wind project, developed by Parkwind in the Belgian sector of the North Sea. After Parkwind and Summit Tailwind Belgium, part of the Sumitomo Corporation, submitted a notification of concentration to the European Commission for the acquisition of the joint control over the 219MW offshore wind farm, the Commission approved the acquisition of joint control at the end of July.Prior to the takeover, the Northwester 2 shareholders’ list included Parkwind (46%), Colruyt (30%), Incontrol (14%) and TTR (10%).The wind farm will feature 23 MHI Vestas 9.5MW wind turbines slated for installation in late 2019 and scheduled for commissioning in 2020.Northwester 2 is the fourth Belgian offshore wind farm in which Parkwind and Sumitomo held shares as the two companies also hold shares in the 165MW Belwind, the 216MW Northwind, and the 165MW Nobelwind.last_img read more

Duterte won’t extend martial in Mindanao law, says Palace

first_img He said the Palace is confident on the capability of the security forces in maintaining the peace and security of Mindanao sans martial law. “The people of Mindanao are assured that any incipient major threat in the region would be nipped in the bud,” Panelo added. It has since been in effect after Congress, in special joint sessions, voted to approve its extension thrice — from July 1 to Dec. 31, 2017; from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2018; and from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2019./PN “The decision of the President showed how he responds to the situation on the ground despite the suppositions of the vocal minority on the proclamation of martial law in Mindanao,” he also said. Duterte came up with a decision after holding a joint command conference with military and police officials earlier this week, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte will no longer extend martial law in Mindanao upon its expiration on Dec. 31, Malacañang said. President Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao on May 23, 2017 following attacks launched by the Islamic State-linked Maute Group in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. “The President made the decision following the assessment of his security and defense advisers of the weakening of the terrorist and extremist rebellion, a result of the capture or neutralization of their leaders, as well as the decrease in the crime index, among the factors considered,” Panelo added.last_img read more

Small Plane Crashes in Everglades, Injuring Two People

first_imgPembroke Pines Fire-Rescue Assistant Division Chief Marcel Rodriguez says he does not know the plane’s flight plan, or the cause of the crash.The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating. Two men were injured in when their small plane crashed near Pembroke Pines on Saturday afternoon, according to officials.It happened in the area of Pines Boulevard and US27.One of the men sustained minor injuries, while the other had to be extricated and transported to the hospital as a trauma alert.The Broward Sheriff’s Office and Fire Rescue report that the patients were taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood.@browardsheriff Fire Rescue #BSFR and @MiamiDadeFire is on scene with @cityofppines Fire Rescue. 2 adult male victims, one with minor injuries, second patient is trauma alert. Both patients will be transported to Memorial Regional in Hollywood.— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) October 5, 2019last_img read more

NPFL: Ikorodu Utd End 11-Match Winless Streak

first_imgNigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) new boys Ikorodu United halted their 11-game run without a win by defeating Heartland 3-1 at the Agege Stadium in Lagos yesterday.Playing in the first game of the NPFL doubleheader for Week 14, the Oga Boys, still without influential player Harrison Egbune, were tipped to continue their winless streak considering Heartland’s pedigree.Heartland head coach Alphonsus Dike could afford to leave Emeka Ogbugh on the bench and even play three at the back with Emeka Atuloma drafted in the three alongside Chinedu Efugh and Zoumana Doumbia. The opening 10 minutes confirmed the reason Ikorodu United are bottom of the standings and without a win since February 28 when they defeated Lobi Stars 1-0.On 10 minutes, Benin Republic striker Anthony Oussou nodded Heartland into the lead following a well-worked ball with Atuloma delivering the cross.Howeve, in added time of first half, Ikorodu fought back and Junior Merenini side-footed in Ebiye’s pass to level the score at 1-1 and end the first 45 minutes even.Twenty minutes into the restart, Ikorodu United were 2-1 up. It was the first time they would score twice in an NPFL game this season. Efugh and Doumbia in the Heartland defence hesitated in clearing their lines, and Ebiye, Ikorodu United’s best player on the day, stole in to score.Dike sent on Ogbugh but it was Ikorodu United who pulled clear by scoring a third goal. Ebiye earned his side a spot kick after referee Musa Shehu adjudged Doumbia to have fouled the Ikorodu United man in the box on 83 minutes. The Heartland defender was sent off and Ojukwu Ifegwu scored from the spot to make it 3-1.Despite the win, Ikorodu United remain bottom but now have nine points from 14 matches.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Students seek jobs outside of major, minor

first_imgWith the largest turnout of hiring companies since the economic downturn in 2008, students focused on securing a job at Thursday’s career fair, rather than finding a job that pertains to their major.Job search · The Career Center said more than 170 companies were represented at the fair Thursday, the most since the recession began. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanMore than 170 companies looked for applicants with a variety of academic backgrounds.Chanel Kaufman, a representative from U.S. Bank, said U.S. Bank was looking for applicants with strong leadership skills rather than specific academic qualifications.“We are less concerned about a student’s major and more concerned with their leadership potential and previous experience in customer service and retail,” Kaufman said.Carl Martellino, executive director of USC’s Career Planning and Placement Center agreed that a student’s major is only important in more specialized fields like medicine and engineering, but it is never too late to acquire specified technical skills.“Technical jobs require a more specified track, including major and internships,” Martellino said. “If you get an undergraduate in philosophy, you can still go for a graduate degree in engineering.”Martellino also said the size of the career fair is a sign that the job market for USC students and graduates is once again expanding.“This big career fair is a terrific sign that things are looking up,” Martellino said.The career fair included corporations such as Apple, Microsoft, Farmer’s Insurance and U.S. Bank, as well as non-profit organizations like Teach for America and the Japanese Exchange and Teaching program.Some domestic students said their goal at the career fair was to find a job regardless of its pertinence to their major.“I am looking for a paid job related to my major,” said Jensen Vollum, a senior majoring in economics. “But considering the job crunch, I will take what I can get for now. I am keeping my options open about what could eventually become my career.”For international students, stakes were higher because finding a job is often a matter of maintaining a visa to remain in the United States.“An internship or a paid position related to my major would give me a good chance to grow but would also secure my ability to stay in the [United States],” said Jeewon Yang, a Korean student majoring in public policy, management and planning. “Visas for international students expire a year after graduation and the only way to continue working here is to be sponsored by a company that you work for.”Some international students find it difficult to get company sponsorship because the process requires a lot of time and money for companies.“If they can get an American student with comparable skills and avoid the hassle of sponsoring us, most companies will do so,” Yang said.Most of the companies at the career fair invited applications from all majors.“A student majoring in one field is not more likely to be hired than another,” Martellino said. “Previous work experience, internships, classes with a specific emphasis and GPA all come into play when a company is considering an applicant.”last_img read more