Pursuit of stolen vehicle suspect ends in crash into Escondido house

first_imgPursuit of stolen vehicle suspect ends in crash into Escondido house September 10, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter ESCONDIDO (KUSI) – A man suspected of driving a stolen pickup truck led police on a pursuit but was arrested Monday when he crashed into a house in Escondido, police said.The series of events began around 2 a.m. when an officer near the intersection of East El Norte Parkway and North Ash Street spotted a Toyota Tundra pickup truck that had been reported stolen, Escondido police Sgt. Ryan Banks said.A patrol officer tried to pull over the stolen truck, but the driver fled. The pursuit ended around 10 minutes later when the truck crashed into a house in the 500 block of Veronica Place, Banks said.The man driving the car and a woman in the passenger seat, both 18, were uninjured in the crash, Banks said.The driver was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft and felony evading after being medically cleared for booking, Banks said.The woman was detained but later released, Banks said.No other injuries were reported.An estimate of the structural damage to the house was not immediately available. Posted: September 10, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more


Closing arguments scheduled in civil trial between Drew Brees and jeweler

first_img Posted: June 19, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Closing arguments scheduled in civil trial between Drew Brees and jeweler June 19, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Closing arguments are scheduled Wednesday in the civil trial between NFL quarterback Drew Brees and a La Jolla jeweler who the football pro alleges defrauded him and his wife out of millions when he sold them several diamonds at far above their actual value.The Breeses say Vahid Moradi sold them $15 million in diamonds between 2012 and 2016. However, when the couple took the diamonds to an independent appraiser in 2017, they were told that the diamonds were worth about $9 million less than they had paid, according to Brees’ attorneys.The lawsuit, filed in San Diego Superior Court last year, accuses Moradi and his company, CJ Charles Jewelers, of selling Brees and his wife Brittany several supposedly investment grade diamonds that were supposed to appreciate in value.On the witness stand, Brees testified that he and Moradi had developed a close friendship starting in 2003, when Brees began purchasing Panerai watches from Moradi’s store. Around 2008 or 2009, Moradi began advising Brees to invest in colored diamonds, of which Brees testified he knew little about, making him uncertain.Brees said Moradi told him the diamonds would appreciate anywhere from 150 to 200 percent, which was an opportunity the Breeses felt they should latch onto, as Brees “knew he can’t play football forever,” his attorney Rebecca Riley said in her opening statement.Brees testified, “I always try to see the best in people and unfortunately that’s probably why I’m in this situation right now.”Riley said Moradi represented himself as an expert in investment grade diamonds, and betrayed Brees’ trust in his expertise.Among the most egregious examples Riley pointed to was a diamond ring Moradi sold the Breeses for $8.1 million that was actually worth $3.75 million.Another diamond Moradi allegedly claimed was from Europe was actually purchased from a dealer in Orange County, she said.“Drew trusted Moradi,” Riley said. “He held him in esteem. He believed him to be a friend.”Moradi’s attorney, Peter Ross, said Aldo Dinelli, a Houston-based jeweler the Breeses consulted to appraise the diamonds, was a “con man” who scammed the couple.The attorney alleged that Dinelli advised the Breeses that Moradi had scammed them, even though he did not know how much the Breeses had paid for the pieces.“How could he possibly know that Drew Brees had been ripped off?” Ross asked the jury. “He couldn’t. But he had accurately sized up Drew Brees to be an easy mark.”Dinelli allegedly advised the Breeses to sell the pieces — now at prices below their actual worth — to a wholesale dealer associated with Dinelli, according to court filings from Moradi’s attorneys.Further, Ross said any discrepancies between what Moradi paid to obtain the diamonds and what the Breeses paid him was part of a standard markup that is commonplace within the industry to allow retailers to cover business expenses, according to the attorney. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more


Boat International Media Acquires ShowBoats International

first_imgLondon-based Boat International Media announced late last week that it will be expanding its presence in the superyachts sector with the acquisition of the monthly ShowBoats International, associated publications, events and Web sites from CurtCo Media LLC.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Boat International USA, launched in 1997 and published 10 times a year, carries a circ of approximately 48,000, Boats International Media CEO Tony Harris told FOLIO:. Other Boat International Media titles include Boat International, Boat International Russia, Boat International Gulf, Mer & Bateaux, Meer & Yachten and Dockwalk.This acquisition will see Boat International Media merge Boat International USA with CurtCo’s ShowBoats International. The combination of these two titles will up the overall circulation to over 50,000, primarily in the United States, Harris added. “This deal gives us the leading brand serving the US superyacht market and greatly enhances our position as the leading media company serving the global superyacht industry,” said Harris in a release.Overall, the boating market has been one of the hardest-hit sectors over the past year. As Ed McKnew, owner of The Power Boat Guide, told FOLIO: just a few months ago, “The boating market is beat up.” However, Harris said he will continue to invest in the yachting print titles, upping the editorial page count by 50 percent to around 80-90 editorial pages among the 300-plus total issue pages. The upcoming issue will also merge Boat International USA and ShowBoats International. The company also expects to launch new events and Web businesses for the U.S. superyacht market in the near future. The annual subscription price will remain at $23.95.Three to four full-time CurtCo editorial staffers associated with ShowBoats International were laid off, said Harris. However, most of the CurtCo’s employees have been reemployed; additional changes include Boat International USA’s Rebecca Cahilly becoming editor of the combined title immediately and Gary De Sanctis, former ShowBoats International publisher, moving to CurtCo’s Robb Report team while acting as a consultant to transition the title to Boat International Media for six months.last_img read more


Exposed database reveals personal information of 16 million job seekers

first_img Share your voice Tags This data breach response tool tells you what to do next Data breaches can sucker-punch you. Prepare to fight back What to do when your data is exposed or stolen Now playing: Watch this: 1:48 An exposed database reveals personal info for 1.6 million job seekers around the world. Graphic by Pixabay/Illustration by CNET An unsecured database of personal information, including phone numbers, salary expectations and openness to new job opportunities, of about 1.6 million job seekers from around the world has been discovered online, according to research published Monday. The database, found by independent researcher Anurag Sen in May, includes information on professionals from the US, Australia, Japan and several other countries.The database appears to be owned by Indian recruitment company Talanton AI. It’s hosted in plain text on a cloud server, and anyone with a web browser can access it with the right web address. Names in the database include potential job seekers with high-profile roles in the Australian government, at Tommy Hilfiger Japan and in the FBI’s Domestic Security Alliance Council, a public-private partnership that shares information about cybersecurity threats with the government.Sen released the research as a contractor for Safety Detective, an Israeli company that reviews antivirus software. A researcher at Safety Detective who helped vet the information said the exposure could put workers in an awkward position at their jobs. What’s more, phone numbers and email addresses can help scammers who want to impersonate company officials.The data appears to have been found on LinkedIn profiles, as well as with direct outreach to job seekers. Safety Detective checked some of the information and determined it was real. Post a comment The exposure is an example of a serious, ongoing problem that can inadvertently affect almost anyone. Companies around the globe have moved sensitive information to cloud servers, but many lack the expertise to do so securely. The transition has led to exposures of sensitive health information, financial data and private contact information. Even children’s information has been exposed.A database exposure is not the same as a hack, because you don’t need to break into a computer system to find the data. Instead, you just need to find the right IP address, which is the distinct numerical address assigned to each page on the internet. There’s no indication hackers have accessed the information in the Talanton AI database.In May, Sen found an unsecured database owned by Indian marketing company Chttrbox, which contained contact information for Instagram influencers. The data wasn’t private, but had been collected in a manner that violated Instagram’s terms of service, according to the photo-sharing service.A community of researchers around the world spend their time hunting down exposed databases and trying to get them fixed, but new databases with poor security come online every day, experts say.Talanton AI’s website doesn’t appear to be fully functional. Links and buttons on the home page lead to 404 error messages or do nothing. When contacted about the exposure, a Talanton representative said he would share the information with the appropriate person.Sen’s research indicated that the database is hosted on a cloud server operated by Tata Communications. Tata said it doesn’t host the Talanton AI database.It isn’t the responsibility of a cloud service provider to secure client information, but some will notify customers if a problem is discovered and will help protect the data.Originally published June 17.Correction, June 28: This story has been updated to indicate that Tata Communications doesn’t host the Talanton AI database. Security Internet Privacy 0 A database with info on 80M+ US households was left open…last_img read more


Mahesh Babu poses with his wax statue from Madame Tussauds in Hyderabad

first_imgSneak-Peek! ?? Superstar @urstrulyMahesh wax statue looks so Real.?❣️@amb_cinemas #MaheshBabuMTSG #MadameTussaudsSG #MTSG #SSMBWaxFigure #MaheshBabu pic.twitter.com/PKlxaRHM47— Shreyas Group (@shreyasgroup) March 25, 2019 Mahesh Babu poses with his wax statue in AMB CinemasTwitterHere is good news for all the fans of Tollywood superstar Mahesh Babu. His wax statue has been brought from Madame Tussauds, Singapore and placed in AMB Cinemas, Hyderabad on Monday. [Scroll down to see photos]Mahesh Babu fans were are extremely delighted with the announcement about his wax idol to be placed in Madame Tussauds, Singapore. Another exciting news for them is that the statue will fly all the way from Singapore and will be placed in his AMB Cinemas on March 25 for a day.This is the first time Madame Tussauds is organising a prestigious event outside Singapore and the wax statue of Mahesh Babu will be flown back to Museum after the event. Such events have restricted visit for fans and outsiders as they are filled with stars and VIPs. But this time, it is going to be a pure press-fans event and the regional, national and international press has been invited for the grand launch. Mahesh Babu’s wax statue in makingTwitterSoon after the big announcement, the organisers received thousands of messages from Mahesh Babu’s fans through social media if they can join and be a part of the lavish event. A set of special and skilled fans are selected by Mahesh Babu’s team and Madame Tussauds through sketching and other contests.The special set of selected fans came out with the best artwork of Mahesh Babu that looks like the wax idol. After he unveils his wax idol, all these superstar fans will get an opportunity to take selfies with the wax idol till 6 pm in AMB Cinemas. The event will be telecasted live across all the platforms (television and web). Mahesh Babu’s wax statue in makingTwitterIt is going to be one of the biggest events of superstar Mahesh Babu on March 25 and his fans across the nation and abroad will get a chance to have the glimpse of his wax statue.Mahesh Babu has piqued the interests of the audience for his upcoming movie Maharshi, which marks the 25 films of his career. After the remarkable performance as Chief Minister in Bharat Ane Nenu, he slips into the character of a charming college boy in his next film. The first look and teaser were released on his birthday and they received an exceptional response from the masses. Mahesh Babu’s wax statue in makingTwitterMahesh Babu’s fanbase knows no bounds, nationally as well as internationally and the actor has created an immense buzz for his upcoming film. He has already carved a niche for himself in India. His films are not only viewed in metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, but also in Punjab.Superstar @urstrulyMahesh with his wax statue?? #MadameTussaudsMahesh pic.twitter.com/iAr8uMbiZK— Suresh Kondi (@V6_Suresh) March 25, 2019 .@urstrulyMahesh at Wax Figure Launch #MadameTussaudsMahesh #MaheshBabu #AMBCinemas pic.twitter.com/1bTNtm8Rey— Mirchi9 (@Mirchi9) March 25, 2019last_img read more


Illegal migration of Bangladeshis to Europe rising

first_imgThere has been a rise in the number of Bangladeshis crossing the Mediterranean sea to illegally reach Europe.Bangladeshis are the highest among those detained while attempting to illegally enter Europe via the Middle East, West Asia and the bordering countries of Mediterranean.About 2,000 Bangladeshis attempting to go to Europe were stranded in Turkey.According to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Bangladeshis are the highest in number among the people crossing the Mediterranean sea in small dinghies. A total of 2800 Bangladeshi nationals reached Italy this year.Around 5,650 Bangladeshis have crossed Mediterranean sea via Libya and reached Italy, till 22 May this year, reports IRIN news quoting the home ministry of Italy. The number was 7,578 last year.The foreign ministry officials said the EU countries are asking the Bangladesh government to take back the undocumented nationals. If they fail to do so, visa procedures for Bangladeshis will be toughened, the European countries cautioned.During a visit to Dhaka last April, a delegation of the European Union (EU) said around 80,000 Bangladeshis have been staying illegally in those countries.Foreign secretary Shahidul Haque told Prothom Alo at his office on Thursday that undocumented Bangladeshis would be brought back.Asked whether there was any pressure from the EU countries, he said talks are on to introduce a Standard Operating Procedure to bring them back. There may be progress at the joint commission meeting of Bangladesh-EU in Brussels on 12 July.Foreign ministry officials said that the process of bringing back Bangladeshis was seen to be lengthy. Steps were taken to expedite it, they added.The officials observed that it would not be proper to set a deadline to bring back Bangladeshis.Bangladesh ambassador to Turkey Allama Siddiki told Prothom Alo yesterday that around 2,000 Bangladeshis from different countries including Syria, Iran and Iraq were stranded in Turkey since the second half of last year. Of them, some 471 were detained.He said those who reached Turkey worked in different countries of Middle East. Lured by human trafficking rings, they reached Turkey to migrate to Europe. Each of them had to pay between Tk5,00,000 and Tk7,00,000 to the trafficking agents.Prothom Alo talked to those who worked in UK, Turkey, Italy, Greece, Libya and Portugal. They said it had been difficult for the undocumented migrants to stay in Turkey as the EU and Turkey had inked a ‘one in, one out’ deal.Under the deal, anyone who crosses into Greece illegally will be sent back to Turkey. In return, a vetted Syrian refugee will be able to go from Turkey to Europe for settlement. The citizens of other countries will be sent back home.Illegal migration of Bangladeshis came to the limelight when the Syrian refugee crisis turned alarming in 2015.Following the spread of the ‘Islamic State’ (IS) in 2014, Syrians started to take shelter in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.Violence and poverty drove people from Iraq, Afghanistan, Eretria and Somalia to go to Europe. Taking the advantage of this, human traffickers enticed Bangladeshis with promises of sending them to Europe.Bangladesh charge d’Affaires in Tripoli, Mozammel Haque, told Prothom Alo that Bangladeshis reached Libya first via South Asian countries and then Dubai, Jordan, Egypt and Turkey.Most of them reached Italy crossing the Mediterranean. As the Libyan labour market had collapsed due to the civil war, Bangladeshis attempted to go to Italy.Asked if aid organisations in Italy rescued Bangladeshis, the diplomat said 9,915 Bangladeshis were rescued between July 2014 and June 2015.Almost 1,100 died by drowning, suffocation and hypothermia on overcrowded boats so far this year.International relations professor at Dhaka University CR Abrar said the human traffickers were luring Bangladeshis to go to Europe. It is not clear why traffickers are not cracked down on within the country, he said.On bringing back Bangladeshis from EU countries, Abrar said political asylum seekers should not be listed in the undocumented category.*This piece, originally published in Prothom Alo Bangla, has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islamlast_img read more


Povertystricken father kills two daughters

first_imgLocals gather around the dead bodies recovered by police from Narsingdi launch terminal at Kawriapara on Friday night. Photo: UNBA man reportedly has strangulated his two daughters to death at a launch terminal in Narsingdi town, apparently having failed to bear their living cost and meet various demands due to abject poverty, reports UNB.The victims are Tarin, 12, and Tayiba, 4, daughters of day-labourer Shafiqul Islam of Chalakchar village under Barchapa union in Monahardi upazila.Police recovered the bodies of the two girls from a toilet of Narsingdi launch terminal at Kawriapara on Friday night. Later, police interrogated Shafiqul when he reportedly confessed to killing them.At a press conference at his office on Saturday noon, superintendent of police Miraj Uddin said Shafiqul took his two daughters to Shibpur to see the elder a physician. As he did not find any physician, he took them to Sadar Hospital. However, the hospital was closed on Friday.Later, he along with his two daughters went to visit the launch terminal.At one stage, the younger daughter wanted to eat litchi but Shafiqul had no enough money in his hand, the SP said, citing him. “He told us that he lost his senses thinking that he’ll have to buy new clothes for her children during Eid. Later, he took the younger daughter to a toilet and strangled her,” Miraj said, adding that he killed the elder daughter in the similar fashion.Shafiqul spoke incoherently, the SP said, adding that they recovered the bodies around 8:30pm and sent those to hospital for autopsy.Chairman of Barchapa union parishad Fakhrul Ashrah said Shafiqul has mental disorder.last_img read more


Know who is most likely to help you at office

first_imgShedding new light on how status affects workplace relationships, a new study has found that workers are most likely to help colleagues who are moderately distant from themselves in status — both above and below them.“The sweet spot for helping seems to be those who are moderately distant from you in status,” said study co-author Robert Lount, associate professor of management and human resources at The Ohio State University in the US.The study did not examine why colleagues who were moderately distant in status were most likely to help each other. But it may be related to how workers perceive their own status within the company, lead researcher Sarah Doyle from The Ohio State University noted.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Someone near you in status poses more of a threat” Doyle said. Those who are far above or below you in status could require a lot more time and effort to help, which could hurt your own job performance.Those colleagues who are moderately distant do not pose much of a threat and offer the best opportunity for workers to demonstrate their willingness to cooperate with their teammates. The findings appeared online in the journal Academy of Management Discoveries. The researchers conducted two separate studies — one in a real workplace  and both reached similar conclusions. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixIn the first study, 267 undergraduate students read a work scenario in which they imagined they were part of a 15-person work group in a large sales organisation.Participants were told that one of their group members was close to securing a large account, but was running short on time. The participants were asked if they would be willing to provide help, knowing that helping was optional. Results showed that participants were most likely to say they would help a team member who was moderately different from them in status.The real-world study was conducted in a large customer call centre. For the study, 170 employees completed an online survey asking a variety of questions.  Included was a question asking each employee to list co-workers who regularly came to them for help and co-workers whom they regularly went to seek help.In this real-world office, the finding of the first study was confirmed. Workers were most helpful to teammates who were just the right distance away as far as status goes —not too close and not too far. The findings might be useful when assigning people to train new employees.last_img read more


Chronicle of Durga Puja released to give readers a peek into its

first_imgKolkata: Durgadalil, a book comprising a through documentation of Durga Puja, was released in the city on Sunday.The book, edited by Samrat Chattopadhyay, will be made into a documentary film with the demand of making Durga Puja a national festival. The work for the documentary film will start on January 6, 2019, with a programme at Uttam Mancha.Through this monumental work, the demand to make Durga Puja a national festival will be raised. It may be mentioned that National Geographic channel will cover Durga Puja in Kolkata for the first time. The channel covers Ganesh Chaturthi in Maharastra and Kumbh Mela. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe book is a research work on 400 years of Durga Puja. It deals with the frequently asked questions like where Durga Puja started in undivided Bengal, or whether it began in Taherpur in Rajsahi (now in Bangladesh), in Malda or South Dinajpur.It also answers whether Raja Kangsha Narayan, Bhabananda Mazumdar or Raja Jagat Narayan was the protagonist of the Puja. History scholars Haripada Bhowmick and Professor Sandip Kumar Dawn have dealt with the subject, spreading over a large span of time from the Moghul period to the present day. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedNoted photographer Atanu Pal and well known art collector Ganesh Pratap Singh have provided photographs which have increased the value of the priceless collection.Elderly people as well as many contemporary celebrities have narrated Durga Puja stories that are related to their localities, in the book. In erstwhile Kolkata, Pujas were held in the houses of aristocrats, beside the community Pujas. There were no sponsors and the Pujas were organised by collecting subscription from the local people. After the Pujas, musical soirees were held, in which noted vocalists and musicians took part.While Nabanita Dev Sen has narrated stories that are related to the areas surrounding Hindusthan Road in South Kolkata where she had spent her childhood and has plenty of childhood memories, elocutionist Jagannath Basu has told about his experiences in North Kolkata.Well known football organiser of the 70s, Ajay Srimani, has spoken about Durga Puja in his house and neighbouhood.Actors Abir Chattopadhyay and Kaninika Bandyopadhyay have narrated their childhood memories, along with cricketer Jhulan Goswami and former footballer Achintya Belel.last_img read more