Military Arrests Alleged Members of the Shining Path

first_imgBy Dialogo September 11, 2012 A military patrol captured two women, suspected of being members of the Shining Path guerrillas, in a village in the province of Huancayo, in the Peruvian Andes, on September 8, reported the Joint Command of the Armed Forces. The operation, which was carried out in the central town of Ranrapata, Huancayo Province, Junín, produced the “arrest of two alleged terrorists, members of an alleged terrorist women’s detachment, which apparently were responsible for the care for children,” the Military Armed Forces pointed out in a statement. The note indicates that three children were rescued, a ten-month-old, a four-year old and an eight-year-old, which were under the care of the women. Additionally, the patrol seized numerous indoctrination and terrorist propaganda brochures, as well as chargers, solar panels, and backpacks. The arrest of the women occurred two days after a guerrilla attack killed a Military service member in the Kepashiato district, in Cusco region (southeast), when he was on board a Military helicopter. The Shining Path is a Maoist organization that disbanded in the middle of the last decade. Its main leaders, who are currently serving life sentences in prison, began an internal conflict in 1980 which, left some 70,000 dead after two decades of terror, according to the Commission of Truth and Reconciliation. The region of the Peruvian jungle has become a safe haven for remnants of the Shining Path groups.last_img read more

Former CU manager gets a day in prison for money laundering, bribery in public corruption case

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Kevin M. Biederman, a former business development manager for the $1.1 billion Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, was sentenced to just one day in prison for his role in helping Pennsylvania public officials, including an elected judge, launder money.U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter in Philadelphia last week also ordered Biederman to serve 30 months of supervised release and pay a $2,000 fine and a $200 special assessment.Biederman, who worked at the credit union from 2012 to 2016, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering and bank bribery in March 2018. Other felony charges against him were dropped by federal prosecutors.Court records do not indicate why the former credit union employee received a light sentence because at least seven court filings, including Biederman’s plea deal, were sealed by the judge and prosecutors from public inspection. continue reading »last_img read more

MBB : HOT SHOT: Joseph’s clutch 3 in overtime lifts Syracuse to win over Georgetown

first_img Comments Published on February 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: [email protected] | @mark_cooperjr There was no doubt. Kris Joseph rose up in rhythm, launching a pure shot to close the scoring on another chapter of Syracuse versus Georgetown.The senior’s mechanics behaved flawlessly as his 3-pointer soared from the left corner and plummeted through the hoop. Joseph turned around to watch the Carrier Dome react to the Orange’s newfound 3-point lead with 29 seconds to go in overtime.‘I felt it going in,’ Joseph said. ‘I was ready for it and knocked it down.’Joseph’s sixth 3-pointer of the night gave SU the lead for good. At the other end, Syracuse forced a Georgetown turnover with five seconds left, effectively ending the game. GU had one more opportunity after Dion Waiters missed two free throws with two seconds to go, but Hollis Thompson’s three-quarter-court heave fell way short.No. 2 Syracuse (24-1, 11-1 Big East) gave a less-than-stellar performance, but the Orange did just enough to edge No. 12 Georgetown (18-5, 8-4 Big East) 64-61 in overtime in front of a raucous 27,820 in the Carrier Dome on Wednesday. Joseph shone bright, scoring a career-high 29 points and hitting 6-of-11 3s while playing all 45 minutes of the game. And in Fab Melo’s first game in the Carrier Dome since Jan. 16, he dominated inside, posting a stat line of 11 points, seven rebounds and six blocks.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse head coach Jim Boeheim passed Dean Smith for third all-time among Division-I head coaches with his 880th win. He also became the winningest coach at one Division-I school ever.But on a night when Georgetown outrebounded Syracuse 52-35, Syracuse needed every big play that Joseph and Melo made to leave overtime unscathed. Boeheim wasn’t pleased afterward.‘Right now, I don’t think we’re a good basketball team because we can’t rebound,’ he said. ‘… For a long time this year we were within a couple, two or three rebounds, I don’t think I was concerned about rebounding that much. But when it gets 10, 15, 20, you better be concerned.’Despite the poor performance all game on the boards, and shooting 29 percent in the first half, the Orange stayed close as neither team led by more than six.Joseph hit enough shots to keep SU afloat. His 3-of-10 line in the first half looks deficient, but he scored 12 points to carry the offensive load for the Orange, who trailed 31-27 at halftime. His two first-half 3s came at times when Syracuse was trailing by five and had been scoreless for more than two minutes before the shot.‘He was great,’ Melo said. ‘He finished when he had to finish.’Joseph entered Wednesday in a funk. He was 3-of-27 from 3 in Syracuse’s last seven games. The senior said he feels like he was in rhythm the last couple of games, but the shots didn’t fall.With the Orange trailing 44-43 about midway through the second half, Joseph caught a pass near the top of the key in rhythm from Scoop Jardine. He knocked it down over Georgetown guard Jabril Trawick, pushing the Orange out in front.He drilled his next 3 as well, giving SU its largest lead of the game at 54-48 with 4:37 to go.‘Staff and teammates just kept telling me to shoot the ball and they were going to fall,’ Joseph said. ‘And tonight’s the night.’Georgetown kept crawling back, though. Jason Clark answered Joseph’s triple with a 3 of his own. And after Joseph made one of two free throws with 3:55 to play, Syracuse didn’t score again in regulation.Greg Whittington made one of two free throws with a minute left in the second half to knot the game at 55. But both teams missed opportunities to take the lead. For Georgetown, center Henry Sims thought he had a decent look when he turned and shot in the paint, but Melo was there for a huge block.‘He’s got to save us with some blocks in there, and he did a couple times tonight,’ Boeheim said.For Syracuse, Jardine drove to the hoop, looking for a lane to get to the rim. Waiters received the pass, but his 3-pointer with two seconds left wasn’t a great look.The overtime period played out just like regulation —back and forth, little separation. Both teams struggles in some areas but played well enough in others to keep pace.But with 29 seconds left, Syracuse gained just enough of an advantage.Jardine had the ball on the right wing. He dribbled around a pick set by Melo and saw Joseph open. He fed Joseph the pass —and there was no indecision.Joseph was wide open to give Syracuse the lead and the win.‘For some reason they left me open,’ Joseph said. ‘Maybe they didn’t see the last four or five go in, and I was open for the shot, and I knocked it down.’[email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Former SU guard Jardine to host Orange Madness on Oct. 12

first_img Published on September 27, 2012 at 3:02 am Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+ CORRECTION: In a previous version of this article, AmeriCU Credit Union Orange Madness was misspelled. The Daily Orange regrets this error.The 2012 AmeriCU Credit Union Orange Madness presented will take place Oct. 12, the Syracuse athletics department announced Wednesday.Former Orange point guard Scoop Jardine will co-host the event with Jasmine Jordan, an SU student and daughter of former NBA star Michael Jordan. Rapper Wale will be the event’s featured entertainment. Orange Madness begins in the Carrier Dome at 8 p.m., and tickets are free to the public.The event, which kicks off the 2012-13 men’s and women’s basketball seasons, will be televised on ESPNU and ESPN3. SU will be one of seven men’s basketball programs to have its Midnight Madness featured on the network.Coming off a 34-3 season and a an Elite Eight loss, Syracuse will be without Jardine, as well as small forward Kris Joseph, center Fab Melo and guard Dion Waiters. Joseph and Melo were both selected by the Boston Celtics in the NBA Draft. Waiters was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe men’s team will play a scrimmage and participate in a dunk contest, while the women’s team will run through drills among other activities. Commentslast_img read more