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The recovery of the U.S. Virgin Islands has been hit with a major setback that could ripple through all aspects of the territory, following an announcement from U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson that H.U.D. has decided to delay billions of dollars in funding to the U.S. territories based on alleged corruption in Puerto Rico.

To put the announcement in perspective, during the Mapp administration, H.U.D. had approved a total of $1.8 billion in funding for the U.S. Virgin Islands, monies to be used for everything from new housing communities, infrastructure resiliency, and road projects. Some $8 billion was approved for Puerto Rico.

Now, the funds are essentially on hold, with a senior H.U.D. official telling U.S. media reporters on Friday that H.U.D. had concerns about “past mismanagement of funds” being heightened by “unrest in Puerto Rico.”

“Right now, because of the government instability, we have serious concerns and we want to make sure that we are pumping the brakes and that we’re being prudent and that the money is being spent properly,” the official said. “We’re looking for ways to even put our current monitoring process on steroids to make sure that the money goes to the people of Puerto Rico and doesn’t get wasted.”

Funds for the U.S. Virgin Islands are delayed with Puerto Rico’s share, the official said. Guidelines for the territories will be worked out “sometime in the near future”; HUD did not offer further timeline details, according to CNN.

In July, a federal grand jury returned a 32-count indictment in a wide-ranging government corruption scandal that resulted in the arrest of two former senior officials of the Ricardo Rosselló administration, the former Puerto Rico governor who resigned Friday.

According to the federal indictment, the former secretary of Puerto Rico’s Department of Education, Julia Keleher; the former director of the Health Insurance Administration, Ángela Ávila; the president of accounting and auditing firm BDO Puerto Rico/USVI, Fernando Scherrer, and subcontractor Alberto Velázquez Piñol were arrested by federal officials as part of the indictment. The indictment says the former officials illegally directed federal funding to politically connected contractors.

The only known connection the USVI has had with the corruption scandal that rocked Puerto Rico is that Mr. Scherrer, the BDO Puerto Rico/USVI president, also headed the USVI BDO operation, with John Engerman being Mr. Scherrer’s immediate subordinate.

Even so, the corruption scandal in Puerto Rico in which BDO was implicated, made for bad optics in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mr. Engerman is a confidant and close friend of Governor Albert Bryan. He led Mr. Bryan’s campaign as manager during the primary and general elections. Likewise, Mr. Scherrer had connections in the Ricardo Rosselló administration, which allegedly allowed him to secure deals in PR. The fact that BDO Puerto Rico/USVI has been awarded millions of dollars in contracts in the U.S. Virgin Islands could easily lead people to believe that Mr. Engerman’s relationship played a role in securing the deals — even though the company under Mr. Engerman’s leadership had been securing government contracts before Mr. Bryan’s tenure.

Following the indictment, questions lingered about the legality of BDO PR/USVI’s operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as Mr. Scherrer, who registered as a CPA in the territory as part of the process to get the company up and running here, is no longer at the firm.

In a release issued in February, BDO Puerto Rico/USVI said it would “operate within the Public Finance Authority’s (PFA) newly established Office of Disaster Recovery, which will provide strategic oversight for the expected $8 billion in federal disaster recovery funds allotted to the USVI.” BDO Puerto Rico/USVI makes a bulk of its money in the territory by securing millions of dollars in federal contracts from Witt O’Brien, which was hired by the Government of the Virgin Islands to ascertain that the federal dollars are spent effectively and wisely.

Puerto Rico was slated to receive about half of the $16 billion H.U.D. has to distribute to states and territories hit by natural disasters since 2015, according to CNN. The funding is intended for major projects to make infrastructure more resilient, rather than immediate rebuilding needs. To receive the funding, local governments must submit grant requests to H.U.D. for review.

Puerto Rico Housing Secretary Fernando Gil Enseñat told CNN in a statement that his department “has not been involved or implicated in any of the alleged corruption or fiscal irregularities, and in fact has been recognized by H.U.D. staff for commitment to fiscal controls, management, and risk mitigation.”

Mr. Engerman told The Consortium in July that he would buyout the Virgin Islands arm of BDO PR/USVI. Once the process is complete, Mr. Engerman said he would then change the name BDO VI to something entirely different in an effort to untie the company from the PR scandal.

Yet even with that effort, if successful, Mr. Engerman would have to deal with a slew on consequential challenges. For example, part of the BDO appeal is the “world-class resources” available to its clients. The About Us page says, “BDO in Puerto Rico/USVI is a member of BDO International, the world’s fifth largest accounting and consulting network.” Untying the USVI operations from BDO and essentially forming a new company, which Mr. Engerman said he will wholly own, could lead to a halt in the company’s operations — and even a nullification of current contracts. It is expected that firms that are approved for major, multi-million federal contracts go through a rigorous process before approval.

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At Least 18 Dead in Mass Shooting at El Paso Walmart

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At least 18 people have been killed in a shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. The 21-year-old gunman is in custody, according to police. He has been identified as Patrick Crusius.

ABC News reports: “A spokesperson for El Paso’s Del Sol Medical Center said that 11 victims ranging in age from 35 to 82 were being treated at the facility. Unversity Medical Center of El Paso received an additional 13 victims — two of whom were children, ages 2 and 9, who were stabilized and transferred to El Paso Children’s Hospital, according to officials.”

The El Paso Times reports: ‘A Facebook account apparently belonging to the suspect appeared to have been deleted Saturday afternoon. The account shows a young man in wire-frame glasses, with a pained expression in his profile photo. The account showed three friends, including a possible twin sister. A Twitter account in the suspect’s name included several tweets supporting President Donald Trump, although the account has been inactive for the past two years.  A January 2017 tweet said, “#BuildTheWall is the best way that @POTUS has worked to secure our country so far!” The El Paso Times was unable to immediately confirm whether the handle belonged to the suspect.’

A manifesto allegedly written by the shooter and posted to 8chan called the attack “a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.” The authenticity of that manifesto has not been confirmed.

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Puerto Rico News: Tipeja “Douglas Leff”, get the fuck out of Puerto Rico! Mamabicho “Douglas Leff”, get the fuck out of Puerto Rico! Und how about that?!

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Jake Bain’s new gig, Cristiano Ronaldo’s cold bath, & Big Sean’s new ‘do

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This week Mario Lopez came out as a transphobic mess, Tituss Burgess started a war with Andy Cohen, Donald Trump promised to cure AIDS in his second term, and Justin Trudeau stopped at a gay bar. Here’s what happened on Instagram:

Mika jumped up.

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Billy Porter posed for W.

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When I was 12, I was washing dishes at home and the Tony Awards came on. It was the year Dreamgirls was up for best musical and Jennifer Holliday sang “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going.” I was in shock: all of these beautiful black people in high fashion with gowns and hair and makeup. At that time, you didn’t see a lot of people of color on television, dripping in style. And Jennifer Holliday sang like I knew how to sing in church, except she was on television! The connection of money, style, and television launched me into this space where I thought, That’s what I’m going to do. I can be that. Check out the full @wmag feature linked on my stories. Wearing @thombrowneny Photography: @jackie_nickerson Styling: @elinsvahn_ Hair: @akkishirakawa Make Up: @diane.kendal W magazine, Vol. IV 2019

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Pietro Boselli cut his hair.

Antonin the 2nd had a baguette.

Ryan Cleary climbed to the top.

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Sitting on top of the world ? ?

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Derrick Gordon made the floor his gym.

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Let’s Work…

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Steve Grand drove a boat.

Noah Centineo made a call.

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Mom I’ll be home in May

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John Kim broke a sweat.

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W(oof) . . . #tbt

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Jake Bain enjoyed his modeling gig.

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Really liking this modeling thing?

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Cristiano Ronaldo took a bath.

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Recovery and meditation ???? ??

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Trey Songz stayed cool.

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Nobody: Me: In a Pool, with no water, no shirt.

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Laith Ashley hung around.

Jwan Yosef and Ricky Martin had a laugh.

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Titanius Maximus wore white.

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ME & YOU NO LIMITS! wearing @taniunderwear #PAPI #BBC

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Gus Kenworthy celebrated one year with Birdie.

Jon Kortajarena stood in the sauna.

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Sauna dominguera

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Lil Nas X took a break in the bathroom.

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i bench 350 just saying ?

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Wilson Cruz made salmon.

Jake Shears visited his parents.

Tan France embraced Antoni Porowski.

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Tantoni in ecstasy. ?@akgroomer

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Aidan Faminoff had some hammock time.

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Hammocks are an essential part of a pool day ?

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PJ and Thomas McKay fostered three kids.

Milan Christopher bit his chain.

Big Sean grew his hair.

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Simon Sherry-Wood got a tan.

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And The Chainsmokers stayed in Greece.


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Yogi Johnson Chong on how meditation helped him through trauma

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Photo by Chad Wagner

This post is part of a series of Queerty conversations with models, trainers, dancers, and, well, people who inspire us to stay in shape–0r just sit on the couch ogling them instead.

Name: Johnson Chong, 34

CitySingapore. I was born and grew up in New York City.

Occupation: I just call myself a self-mastery guide. I integrate yoga, pilates, meditation, reiki in my work. I also do something called “inner guidance.” It’s a deeply emotional, visceral experience. I just integrate a variety of experiences to help people find their own truth.

Favorite Gym: At our studio, Sagehouse, we’re fully equipped with pilates equipment and I do calisthenics.

Favorite Work Out Song: I like to listen to motivational music. Trevor Hall, Anima…all conscious songwriters. They have a folk-indieness to them. I tend to have playlists filled up with their kind of music. It’s consciousness-based.

Recommended Work-Out Foods: It depends. Everyone has a different physical constitution. I generally refer clients to a nutritionist. I’m more concerned with emotional well-being.

Best Workout Outfit: Dry-fit clothing. I like Lulu Lemon stuff. I need breathable clothes. It needs to be loose. Any sporting brand that has breathable clothing. It’s really hot in Singapore, and it’s really humid here. So I tend to wear dry-fit clothing.

How do you balance staying in shape and having fun? Make things into a game and spend quality time outdoors with people. Go hiking, climbing or whatnot. I love nature and going outside. Spend time with friends. There are a bunch of guys in Singapore that just go to the gym six days a week. That’s a bit excessive. Go live life. If you spend all your time in the gym, and you’re not socializing with friends, who are you looking good for?

When did you discover the power of meditation and yoga? I was 19. By the time I was 21, I was really coming to terms with my identity as a gay person. I lived a very repressed life growing up. Meditation really helped me to remove myself from my story for a moment and it helped me to get perspective. It really helped me to look at my life. It helped me come to terms with who I am.

Related: Trainer Kenta Seki on how to learn to love your own body no matter your shape or size

One thing you’re very forthright about is your own abusive childhood, and how you carried that pain and trauma with you. What is it about staying active through yoga and meditation that helped you deal with and release that trauma?

At first, I did yoga as part of my acting training. The spiritual stuff came later on. What really surprised me about yoga was that it allowed my body to release its story. At the end of yoga class, my body would start going through these emotional experiences. It’s not like I was thinking about my abusive childhood. My body was crying. All these emotions were coming up. I don’t have that experience anymore, because it’s all out of my system.

For our readers, exactly what’s the theory behind that?

In yogic philosophy, there are five layers of kosas. The first three are the physical, mental and emotional. All three of those are connected. Everything is experienced through the body. If we have a thought, if we feel sad, there’s a physical sensation. Everything gets stored in the body. I like to think of it like a tree: if you cut a tree open, the rings will tell you if there was a drought or a lot of rain. Our bodies do that…they record trauma. In acting class, my teacher cued to lengthen my neck and loosen my jaw. I had this whole flashback to my tutor who used to take a ruler and beat me across the neck. I started tensing and wheezing and crying. That was just from someone touching my neck to soften it. The body remembered pain because it was trying to defend itself. It’s very philosophical. There is a science of mapping energy and chakras.

How does doing yoga prepare you psychologically and emotionally?

As a regular routine, yoga is really helpful for clearing out the garbage in your body. If you think of chicken in the supermarket, there’s that thin film over it, fascia. In younger chicken, it’s thinner. In older chicken, it’s thicker. It’s the same in human beings. Our fascia gets tighter. Physically we start to bunch up. So yoga is all about creating space in the fascia and in the joints so that blood can flow. If you have blood flowing, you have energy flowing better. You make thoughts from a place of clarity rather than confusion.

So many of us—particularly gay men—feel a lot of pressure to maintain a certain gym build, or to avoid carrying extra weight. Can yoga be a substitute for the gym?

There needs to be a balance. The gym is a different energy. Yoga is softer. A lot of people who go to the gym only work concentrically with their body. They’re always contracting it. In doing that, you make your tissues tight. You do that, circulation isn’t going to be so good. Your energy doesn’t flow so much. The same is true for people who obsessively do yoga. They’re overly flexible and need muscle tone. That’s why I love Pilates. It’s a great blend.

In your writings and your lectures, you talk a lot about finding purpose in life. What role does that play in finding a healthy life?

It’s empowering. You have to go with what impassions you.

What do you keep on your nightstand?

I have plants, they purify the room. I have a Himalayan salt lamp. I have a dreamcatcher, and I have crystals and stones. I love having natural elements in my room.

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Mindfulness is only one piece of the pie. The corporate scene loves this word and uses it ad nauseaum, but it doesn’t solve everything because it encourages us to overvalue the mind to our body. ?? If we equate the mind to the masculine (intelligence, rational thinking) and the body to the feminine (feelings and creativity), then it is obvious that the majority of the corporate world are more disconnected to their bodies than they are their heads. ?? To honor the full meaning of the phrase holistic wellness means to connect to all of it – mind, body and emotions. And for the most part, that means less mind and more feeling. ?? Perhaps people are overusing the word mindfulness to avoid the Buddhist and Hindu associations of where meditation derived from. Mindfulness is a precursor to meditation and a very important tool to learn. And to evolve into our authenticity and full potential, we need to deeply feel and experience what is beyond the mind. ?? That is essentially the basis of all inner work and meditative practices. ?? #yogainspiration #spirituallife #coach #speaker #meditation #guide #wisdom #truth #mindfulness #holisticwellness #holisticwellbeing #corporatewellness #emotionalhealth #creativity #bodyawareness Photo: @chadwagnernyc

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Aquaman just came out of the closet

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Great news for all those who take their men muscled and moist: Aquaman just came out of the closet.

The revelation came on a recent episode of Young Justice: Outsiders in which the character Kaldur-ahm, formerly known as Aqualad, Aquaman’s sidekick–locked lips on screen with another Atlantean man. The kiss came just after Kaldur-ahm took on the mantle of Aquaman.

Related: WATCH: HBO drops the first ‘Watchmen’ trailer, and teases a new kind of queer superhero

Young Justice follows the continuity of the so-called “New 52” lineup, a revamped version of the DC comics universe that the publishing label used as an opportunity to diversify its cast roster. That included adding a number of new LGBTQ characters like Aqualad. It appears that the animated series has retained that devotion to diversity.

Kaldur-ahm’s new beau is Wyynde, an aid to King Orin of Atlantis. It’s unclear at this time if the writers intend for Kaldur-ahm to be gay or bisexual, as he has maintained relationships with women in previous seasons.

Frankly, we hope this relationship makes its way into the forthcoming live-action Aquaman sequel with Jason Momoa. Think of the cosplay that would inspire.

Young Justice: Outsiders airs on the streaming service DC Universe each week.


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Gay Son of ‘Straight Pride’ Event Organizer Speaks Out Against It: WATCH

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Matthew Mason, the gay son of Mylinda Mason, the co-organizer of a Straight Pride event planned for late August in Modesto, California is speaking out in hopes of getting the event shut down.

Organizers have reportedly filed an application to use the city’s Mancini Bowl for a rally and may also be planning a parade around the August 24 event.

The Modesto Bee reports: “Mason still will address the City Council. He said he supports the right to free speech and peaceful assembly but believes the city should not allow this event because it has the potential for violence. One of the organizers has said the local chapter of the Proud Boys accepted his invitation to attend. The New York Times has reported that Proud Boy members attended the 2017 far-right rally in Charlottesville, Va., in which one of the rally participants drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one of them.”

According to the Bee, the other co-organizer has a long history of hate: ‘Don Grundmann, 67, founded the National Straight Pride Coalition and its California chapter about four months ago, the latest in a series of groups he has formed over the years, including Citizens Against Perversion. … According to its website, the coalition is protecting traditional gender roles, Christianity, heterosexuality, Western Civilization, and the contributions of whites to Western Civilization from the malevolence of the homosexual movement. …Grundmann said in a July 27 interview that he hopes the coalition grows nationwide and influences the 2020 election. “We’re going to change the cultural tide and make it, such things as gender fluidity and transgender, we’re going to associate them with what they are: sick and evil ideas, and also infanticide and abortion. We going to go the whole gamut. It’s OK to be a man. It’s OK to be a woman.”‘

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Model lies about being transgender after being accused of transphobia

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Carissa Pinkston, a model who posed for Savage X Fenty, is facing Internet scorn after admitting she lied about being transgender. She initially “came out” on July 22 after transphobic Facebook posts of hers surfaced online, as HuffPost reports.

Related: Non-bisexual Aaron Carter is maybe probably going to be a dad… unless he’s lying (again)

“Being transgender does NOT make you a woman,” she wrote in one, posting under the name Rissa Danielle on May 23. “It makes you simply transgender.”

On June 5, she wrote, “If [transgender women] can say they’re women, I can reclaim my virginity.”

The 20-year-old has since deleted the posts, but she was nonetheless fired by Elite Models, according to Paper.

Then, on July 22, Pinkston claimed to be transgender: “I wasn’t ready to come out about it yet but today I got fired and I’ve been receiving hate mail and death threats ever since so I’m being forced to tell the truth,” she wrote. “I’m transgender. I transitioned at a very young age and I’ve lived my life as a female ever since.”

Related: Pants on fire: Five guys who lied about being victims of hate crimes

Five days later, she backtracked. “I panicked and I thought if I came out as trans that I could somehow make things better for myself but it appears I’ve only made things worse,” she wrote a follow-up post. “I’m truly sorry. I’m only 20 and I’m human. I make mistakes but I refuse to let them define me.”

Afterward, the model told BuzzFeed News that she is “taking full responsibility” for her words and that she is “definitely not transphobic.”

“The only reason I had lied was because of the death threats,” Pinkston explained to the site. “And I was scared, so I thought they would accept me only if I said I was trans. … I got an experience of what a transgender person goes through.”


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