Police seek public’s help identifying man who pretended to be ride-share driver, robbed passenger

first_imgMontgomery County Department of Police(BETHESDA, Md.) — Police in Maryland have released surveillance footage in hopes that the public will help them identify a man seen on video attempting to steal a woman’s purse after pretending to be a ride-share driver.It was around 4:46 a.m. on March 30 when the victim, who was returning from a night out, called a ride-sharing service to get her back home, according to the Montgomery County Department of Police. The man seen in footage released by police Tuesday arrived to the woman’s location and the woman, believing that he was her ride-share driver, got into his car, police said.After the man drove her home to Bethesda, Maryland, he then “demanded” to be paid, officials said. The woman told the driver that she’d already paid him via the ride-share app and that she was not paying him additional money, according to police.In the video, the man wearing a dark hoodie, dark jeans and dark shoes can be seen walking up and talking to the woman as she’s entering her building with a key. “I panicked because my 24/7 concierge was not there, and there was no one outside, there was no one in the lobby,” the woman, who spoke to ABC News on the condition of not being named, said. “So I was pretty scared. He proceeded to tell me that I owed him money. I said you can call the police on me but you need to get away, you need to stop.”“The suspect followed the victim into her apartment building and then followed her into an elevator,” police said in a statement posted with surveillance video on its YouTube page. “While in the elevator, the suspect unsuccessfully attempted to steal the victim’s purse.”Footage from cameras inside the elevator captured the man showing the woman his cellphone repeatedly before finally trying to grab her purse from her. The woman holds on to her purse as she exits the elevator with the suspect still following her and gesturing toward his cellphone.Though the video footage ended in the elevator, police said the man entered the woman’s apartment and “stole property” before leaving. “I beat myself up everyday,” the woman told ABC News. “Why didn’t I scream, why didn’t I do this? Why didn’t I do that? But maybe in the end it was actually to my benefit, which is why he didn’t hurt me.”She said the man stole her cellphone so she was unable to check initially if he worked for a ride-share, but once she got a new phone and checked her history, she saw she never confirmed her request for a car.“Further investigation by detectives determined that the suspect did not work for any ride-sharing companies,” police said in a statement. Police urged the public to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100 if they had any information about the suspect seen in the surveillance footage or the robbery.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Filip Jicha about “disaster in Serbia: Disastrous first half decided

first_imgRelated Items:Czech Republic, Filip Jicha Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmail Filip Jicha is World Handball Coach 2020 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Jicha ahead of Ribera Click to comment ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsFilip Jicha didn’t help his team-mates to avoid defeat in the first match of the WCh 2015 Play-Off in Serbia 23:15. Hall “Cair”, the place where Czech Republic stayed without two World Championships (2009,2011) and lost chance to play in the EHF EURO 2012 Main Round, still is unbeatable venue for Jicha and Co. His red card after brawl with Bojan Beljanski moreover made impression that VISA for Qatar 2015 is far, far away..– We lost the game with eight goal difference and it’s too much, I didn’t expect that. Also I couldn’t expect that we would show a great performance here and that we would win here, but  I didn’t expect that we will show such poor performance. In the first half we played completely disastrous handball and that’s the key for the result.Filip didn’t score any goal in the first match…– It’s hard for me because I got injured few weeks ago and I couldn’t do any practice. I tried to do some good action in the game, but obviously this was not the case. I tried to fight and to push my team – said Jicha and explained more about his injury:– Yeah, it’s serious. I have a rupture of the ligaments in my ankle. I will try again next week again, but I know that my ankle is injured and I have to take a rest. Obviously I’m not in shape, because I couldn’t do it any practice. But, one week left, one game left and I will do my best.”Nis and Cair Hall are once again a “bad luck”…„Yeah… But we are really happy to be here, to be in Nis, because people are so nice to us. I really like it here.  But obviously, we cannot show a any good performance here, in this hall.”Hope still exist before second match in Brno next Saturday…– We have to try to figure it out why and what happened. And to try to be better next week in Czech Republic – concluded Jicha.TEXT: ALEKSANDRA DENICphoto: Alex Wipf, reprezentace.chf.cz Jicha brings third title to THW Kiellast_img read more

UK sexual harassment scandal claims ‘first scalp’

first_imgFranceLe Figaro reported on the Macron government’s plans to reform how merits are granted for civilian and military distinctions. Libération reported on Tuesday’s terror attack in New York. It featured a photograph of the attacker with the headline: “Attack in New York: ISIS after ISIS.” SpainCatalan leaders will appear in court in Spain on Thursday facing rebellion and sedition charges filed by the Spanish attorney general. El País wrote: “The independence must respond to justice today.” ABC reported on an order to detain former Catalan regional President Carles Puigdemont, currently in Belgium, if he fails to return to Spain to face the charges. “Puigdemont forces his arrest and abandons the government before the judge,” El Mundo reported. ItalyLa Repubblica featured an investigation on the role played by the University of Cambridge in the murder of student Giulio Regeni in 2016 in Cairo, claiming the university misled Regeni about the risks of traveling to the city and conducting research there. Corriere della Sera focused on the terror attack in New York City, as did Libero, a right wing publication, which led with: “Out of the way with the Islamists.” Giulia Paravicini contributed to this report. UKBritish Defense Secretary Michael Fallon resigned Wednesday after earlier this week admitting to making unwanted advances toward a journalist in 2002. The British press foreshadowed more resignations to come as sexual harassment allegations continue to rock Westminster, with both the Telegraph and the Mail referring to Fallon’s resignation as the “first scalp.” The Times reported No. 10 “fears more ministers maybe be forced out by growing scandal.” The Sun went with a pun: “Fallon his sword.” BelgiumLe Soir reported on Ryanair’s plan to raise salaries “to calm pilots” at the low-cost airline. De Morgen reported on a plan by Flemish universities to introduce placement tests for all incoming students to ensure they enrol “in the right class,” according to the universities of Leuven and Gent. De Standaard noted that fewer babies with Down syndrome are being born in Flanders. Last year 31 babies were born with the condition, 30 percent fewer than the year before. GermanyMuch of the German press reported on President Donald Trump’s move to get rid of the U.S. diversity visa lottery in the aftermath of Tuesday’s terror attack in New York City, in which a migrant from Uzbekistan who arrived in the U.S. under the scheme killed eight people. The Süddeutsche Zeitung led with: “Trump demands more control.” Welt and Tagesspiegel deployed similar headlines. Frankfurter Allgemeine reported the attacker had been planning the assault for an extended period of time.last_img read more

League Of Women Voters March In 2019 County Fair & Rodeo Parade To Honor Passage Of 19th Amendment

first_imgMembers of the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos march in the 2019 County Fair and Rodeo Parade Saturday morning on Central Avenue to honor the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified Aug. 18, 1920. Courtesy photoThe League of Women Voters has been informing Los Alamos voters since 1947. Courtesy photolast_img

Porsche Mourns Loss of Great Designer Ferdinand Alexander Porsche

first_imgSTUTTGART, Germany – Prof. Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, honorary president of the Porsche AG Supervisory Board and designer of the iconic Porsche 911, died on April 5 in Salzburg, Germany. He was 76.   Matthias Müller, president and CEO of Porsche AG, paid tribute to Ferdinand Alexander Porsche’s services to the sports car manufacturer: “We mourn the death of our partner, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. As the creator of the Porsche 911, he established a design culture in our company that has shaped our sports cars to this very day. His philosophy of good design is a legacy to us that we will honor for all time.”   Ferdinand Alexander Porsche was born in Stuttgart on Dec. 11, 1935, the oldest son of Dorothea and Ferry Porsche. Even his childhood was shaped by cars. He spent much of his time in the engineering offices and development workshops of his grandfather, Ferdinand Porsche. In 1943, the family accompanied the Porsche company’s move to Austria, where he went to school in Zell am See. After returning to Stuttgart in 1950, he attended the private Waldorf School. After leaving school, he enrolled at the prestigious Ulm School of Design.   In 1958, F.A. Porsche, as he was known by his colleagues, joined the engineering office of what was then Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche KG. He soon proved his great talent for design by sculpting the first model of a successor to the 356 model line out of plastic. In 1962, he took over as head of the Porsche design studio, creating a worldwide furor one year later with the Porsche 901 (or 911). With the Porsche 911, F.A. Porsche created a sports car icon whose timeless and classical form survives to this very day in what is now the seventh 911 generation. However, in addition to passenger cars, F.A. Porsche also concerned himself with designing the sports cars of the 1960s. His best-known designs include the Type 804 Formula One racing car or the Porsche 904 Carrera GTS, now considered to be one of the most beautiful racing cars ever.   In the course of the conversion of Porsche KG into a joint-stock corporation in 1971/72, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, along with all the other family members, stepped down from the company’s front-line business operations. In 1972, he founded the “Porsche Design Studio” in Stuttgart, the head office of which was relocated to Zell am See in Austria in 1974.   In the decades that followed, he designed numerous classic gentlemen’s accessories such as watches, spectacles and writing implements that achieved global recognition under the “Porsche Design” brand. In parallel, with his team, he designed a plethora of industrial products, household appliances and consumer durables for internationally renowned clients under the brand “Design by F.A. Porsche.” A strong and clear design concept typifies all product designs created in his design studio to date. The credo of his design work was: “Design must be functional and functionality has to be translated visually into aesthetics, without gags that have to be explained first.” “A coherently designed product requires no adornment; it should be enhanced by its form alone.” The design’s appearance should be readily comprehensible and not detract from the product and its function. His conviction was: “Good design should be honest.”   Ferdinand Alexander Porsche received numerous honors and awards both for his work as a designer as well as for individual designs. For example, in 1968, the “Comité Internationale de Promotion et de Prestige” honored him for the outstanding aesthetic design of the Porsche 911 while the Industrial Forum Design Hannover (iF) voted him “Prizewinner of the Year” in 1992. In 1999, the President of Austria bestowed on him the title of professor.   Ferdinand Alexander Porsche retained a close lifelong association with Porsche AG as a partner and member of the supervisory board. For example, even after stepping down from front-line business operations, he contributed to the design of Porsche’s sports cars over many decades and repeatedly steered the company in the right direction. This was especially the case for the difficult period Porsche experienced at the beginning of the 1990s. From 1990 to 1993, F.A. Porsche served as president of the company’s supervisory board, thus playing a major role in Porsche A.G’s economic turnaround. In 2005, he stepped down from his supervisory board role in favor of his son Oliver and assumed the mantle of Honorary President of the Supervisory Board.   Ferdinand Alexander Porsche will be buried in the family grave at Schüttgut in Zell am See, attended by his immediate family. An official funeral service will be held in Stuttgart at a later date.     AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Land Securities’ ‘Divided donut’ scheme approved

first_imgThe plans, which comprise a 615,000 sq ft scheme designed by Ken Shuttleworth’s Make, were approved by the City’s Planning and Transportation Committee.It will see the redevelopment of two 1960s buildings, Hillgate House and 50 Ludgate Hill, on an island site bounded by Old Bailey, Ludgate Hill and Limeburner Lane. Jones Lang LaSalle, DP9 and Gleeds are advising LandSecs on the site. Mike Hussey, managing director at Land Securities’ London Portfolio, said: ‘The new scheme at Old Bailey is an exciting design, with flexible floorplates which will appeal to the next wave of occupiers seeking high quality and efficient accommodation. As with the City of London, we expect interested parties to recognise the attention to detail and the potential for this building to be a strong contributor to the growing attraction of the City as a place to work’’last_img read more