Police capture alleged masterminds behind Kalimantan police station terror attack

first_imgTA, 24, was caught in Banjarbaru regency in the province on Friday. “TA knew about and co-planned the attack [on the South Daha Police Station],” said National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Awi Setiyono as quoted by kompas.com on Monday.Later on Friday, Densus 88 captured AS, 33, in Tanah Bumbu regency.Read also: Indonesia: Perennial issue of terrorist recidivism The Indonesian National Police have apprehended two alleged masterminds, identified as TA and AS, behind a terror attack on a police station in South Daha district, South Kalimantan.The two were captured on Friday by the National Police’s Densus 88 counterterrorism squad. According to the police, they were members of the South Kalimantan branch of Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), an Islamic State-linked extremist group responsible for a string of attacks, including suicide bombings at churches in Surabaya in 2018, which killed a dozen people. In addition to knowing about and co-planning the attack, the two masterminds allegedly had other roles.Awi said TA provided funding to make a sharp weapon that looked like a katana, which was used during the attack by AR, who was shot dead by the police while attacking.“TA formed a small team in the JAD, providing money worth Rp 500,000 [US$35.49] to make the [sword],” Awi said.TA also received the bai’at (pledge of allegiance) from five South Kalimantan JAD members, namely MZ, AR, AS, AN and MR. Meanwhile, AS planned the attack, which was to be delivered by the amaliyah (jihad operation) team.On June 1, a sword-wielding militant killed an Indonesian policeman and critically injured another in what authorities described as a suspected IS-linked attack, AFP reported.The National Police initially said there were two attackers, but local authorities later said that only AR attacked directly.Read also: errorist group attacks Central Sulawesi village, killing police officer”One police officer was killed and the attacker also died,” South Hulu Sungai police chief Dedy Eka Jaya told AFP.On the day of the attack, AR set a car on fire outside the police post, Jaya said.”When [the car] exploded, one of the officers came out of the station to check the situation, and that was when the initial attack started,” he added.The deceased police officer, identified as Leonardo Latupapua, received an honorary award in the form of a promotion in the National Police after the incident. He died after being injured with the sharp weapon, kompas.com reported.The police shot AR dead on the scene and confiscated the sword, a Quran, a handwritten letter calling for jihad and a flag bearing the tawhid, the Muslim expression of the belief in Allah as the one and only God, AFP reported.According to the police’s investigation, AR was exposed to radicalism on the internet. Authorities said that AR had been receiving aid from other terrorists even though he was a lone wolf. (asp)Topics :last_img read more

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What Medicaid Means to Xavier’s Family

first_img Healthcare,  National Issues,  Public Health,  The Blog Today, we are sharing the second in a series of stories about what Medicaid has meant for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians.Xavier was born in 2011 with a congenital heart defect. At six-months old he had already reached his lifetime cap. When Jackie, his mom, tried to get health insurance for him, she was turned down over and over again.Xavier’s family moved to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where Xavier qualified for Medicaid.Medicaid has allowed Xavier’s parents Jackie and Nate to care for him at home and send him to school. Xavier is one of 1.2 million children in Pennsylvania that receive health care through Medicaid.Jackie and Nate didn’t plan to have a baby who was going to need care like this. But he’s here, and he’s thriving with his care. If Xavier loses his coverage, Jackie and Nate would not be able to pay for his care.Like Jackie and Nate, the first thing many parents of a child with disabilities think about when they wake up and the last thing they think about at night is their child’s care and well-being.Governor Wolf is fighting for these parents and the many other Pennsylvanians who wonder every day if their care will be taken away or what will happen if Washington doesn’t do something to make their care more affordable. The Affordable Care Act isn’t perfect — but Washington should be working on reforms to make care more affordable, not less.Please watch Xavier’s story and see why Governor Wolf is committed to protecting quality health insurance for Pennsylvanians. By: Office of Governor Tom Wolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter April 19, 2017center_img Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf What Medicaid Means to Xavier’s Familylast_img read more

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UK pensions regulator flags asset seizing as last resort enforcement

first_img“Auto-enrolment has been a huge success thanks to the vast majority of employers who do exactly what they should, but a tiny minority not only ignore their automatic enrolment duties but fail to pay their fines, even after the courts have ordered them to.”By the end of 2017, TPR had taken a total of 262 employers to court for non-payment of fines. More than 32,000 employers had been issued with fixed-penalty notices by that point, and a further 6,770 had received escalating penalty notices.“The use of HCEOs is a last resort for us,” Ryder said. “Unfortunately the behaviour of a tiny minority means it may be necessary.”In the face of increased activity by TPR, those facing possible penalties have been urged to act.“A key priority in the payroll profession is compliance with legislation,” said Diana Bruce, senior policy liaison officer at the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP).The CIPP has published links to auto-enrolment guidance for members on its website. The organisation said it would urge “any payroll agents or business advisers to run some additional checks to ensure that their clients are fully compliant and to ensure they communicate the additional consequences of non-compliance as per TPR’s update”, Bruce added.Industry experts, however, saw the move by TPR as one designed to end the perception of the regulator as “toothless”.“The regulator wants to be seen as being clearer, quicker and tougher – that’s its prime objective,” said Nicholas Greenacre, partner at White & Case, the global law firm.“The wider perception – which is perhaps unfair – is that the Pensions Regulator has not been using its powers quickly enough.“But this [should be seen] as a last resort,” he added. Officers appointed by agents of the Pensions Regulator (TPR) could be set to swoop on office computers and company cars as part of a crackdown on companies that refuse to pay workplace pension fines.TPR has appointed high court enforcement officers (HCEOs) who will be tasked with seizing companies’ assets should firms refuse or fail to pay fines for non-compliance with mandatory auto-enrolment duties.Darren Ryder, TPR’s director of automatic enrolment, said these responsibilities were not optional, but laid down in law.“Those who break the law by denying their staff the pensions they are entitled to should expect to be punished – and must pay any fines they are given,” he said.last_img read more

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National ‘rethink’ on paid parental leave extension

first_imgOneNews 11 December 2013Labour says the Government is reconsidering its position on the extension of paid parental leave.Labour has been pushing to get paid parental leave extended to six months from the current 14 weeks.An 11th hour request has seen Labour delay the reporting back of Sue Moroney’s Member’s Bill until next year.Ms Moroney said “the weight of public opinion” convinced National to rethink its stance.“I have said from the outset that I was prepared to find a way to make life easier for hardworking Kiwi families,” Ms Moroney said.“The Government’s opposition has gone against strong public and Parliamentary support and I hope National will take this opportunity to give parents more precious time with their new babies.”The Bill will now be reported back from select committee on February 28 next year.http://tvnz.co.nz/politics-news/national-rethink-paid-parental-leave-extension-5771057last_img read more

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No Hull deal for Austin – Clarets

first_img Press Association The 23-year-old has been linked with Steve Bruce’s promoted Tigers throughout the summer, with some reports claiming a deal was set to go through. Championship side Burnley have denied that, though, tweeting: “Contrary to media reports, Burnley Football Club has not agreed any deal with Hull City for striker Charlie Austin.” Burnley have not agreed a fee with Hull for the sale of striker Charlie Austin, the Lancashire club has said.center_img Austin signed for Burnley from Swindon in January 2011 and has scored 45 goals for the club since then, with 28 of them coming last season. Strike power is something Bruce was short of during the 2012/13 campaign, despite his side going up automatically. Their total of 61 goals scored was amongst the lowest in the division, with midfielder Robert Koren their leading marksman with nine. last_img read more

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Syracuse basketball opponent preview: What to know about Gonzaga

first_imgThe Gonzaga report: Gonzaga is also the eighth tallest team in the country, per Kenpom.com. It is likely due to the experienced big men Kyle Wiltjer and Domantas Sabonis on the roster, both of whom are at least 6-foot-10. Another big man Przemek Karnowski (7-foot-1) was injured five games into the season. He was arguably the team’s best player.The Bulldogs didn’t do much wrong this year. Its’ worst loss came at home to UCLA. It also lost to St. Mary’s twice, before defeating it in the WCC championship game. They didn’t collect many good wins, though, until the NCAA Tournament. A win over Connecticut in the Battle 4 Atlantis was the best regular season win. Sabonis, though, is one of the best at his position, averaging more than 11 rebounds per game. Syracuse will have a tough time going up the Bulldogs’ their size. Published on March 22, 2016 at 6:24 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Logan Reidsma | Senior Staff Photographer How Syracuse beats Gonzaga: The Orange needs to find a way to keep the ball out of the high post so Wiltjer and Sabonis can’t find too many scoring opportunities. They will get their points and they will get their rebounds, and because of that the Orange will need to do other things right. That involves making 3s and limiting the Bulldogs on the offensive glass. Unfortunately for the Orange, GU also limits 3-point shooting really well, and shoots it at a high percentage from the outside. Syracuse has the advantage of having played tough teams that are good at rebounding this season and finding a way to hang in there. But unlike North Carolina, GU is dangerous with 3s. So this isn’t an ideal matchup for SU, but there are few that are for the Orange.Stat to know: Both Gonzaga and Syracuse play very tight rotations. The Bulldogs only use their bench 22.9 percent of the time, which is 338th in Division I. Syracuse uses its bench 16.2 percent of the time, good for 350th in Division I. Having six or seven players has seemed to hurt SU this season a bit, but the Orange will be on a level playing field in that area come Friday.Player to watch: Sabonis is a monster on the glass, and it will be interesting to see if Syracuse can find a way to at least neutralize that ability. He’s had 14 games this season where he had 10 or more rebounds on the defensive glass alone. There’s no way to know which Tyler Roberson shows up to battle with him on the boards, but if it’s not the “plugged-in” one, then Sabonis will likely be able to bully the Orange and make it a lot harder for it to win. Comments Syracuse (21-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) will travel to Chicago on Friday to play Gonzaga (28-7, 15-3 West Coast) in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16. The No. 10 seed Orange won two games in St. Louis this past weekend, upsetting No. 7 seed Dayton before taking care of business against the Cinderella story in 15th-seeded Middle Tennessee State. The No. 11 seed Bulldogs upset sixth-seeded Seton Hall and No. 3 seed Utah to advance.Syracuse hasn’t been to the Sweet 16 since 2013, when it went all the way to the Final Four. Gonzaga has made the Tournament in 18 straight seasons, but is one of only two non-power conference team remaining in the Tournament.Here’s everything you need to know about the Bulldogs.All-Time Series: 1-0 in the Orange’s favor.Last time they played: On March 21, 2010, Syracuse blew out Gonzaga, 87-65, in the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament. It was the only matchup between the two teams. At the time the Orange placed as a No. 1 seed in the Tournament. Wesley Johnson scored a career-high 31 points in the game played in Buffalo. The 12 3-pointers that SU hit was the most in the program’s NCAA Tournament history. Conversely, Gonzaga made just 3-of-21 from behind the arc.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse went on to be upset by Butler in the Sweet 16. That was the year when Butler made the Tournament final for the first time.MORE COVERAGE:The Daily Orange beat writers preview Syracuse-Gonzaga in Sweet 16Ten fun facts about GonazagaSyracuse-Gonzaga game time set for 9:40 p.m. on Friday Related Stories NCAA Tournament: 10 fun facts about GonzagaSyracuse basketball roundtable: How to handle Gonzaga’s threats and how SU can improveSyracuse-Gonzaga game time set for 9:40 p.m. on FridayDougherty: The Syracuse zone is keeping the madness at bayTyler Roberson is putting all the pieces together at the right time Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Syracuse’s high-powered offense overwhelms Colgate in 21-4 win

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Kasey O’Rourke | Digital Design EditorDefensively, the Orange were nearly perfect, save the first 40 seconds. Coming off a big win two days ago, they kept their focus despite “tired legs” and “tired minds,” head coach Gary Gait said, allowing only seven shots and five shots on goal during the first half. The defensive unit has been in sync this season, conceding an average of 7.8 goals before Monday’s game, 14th-best in the country. Early in the first half, Defliese positioned herself to the right of SU’s goal and intercepted a Colgate pass that was traveling parallel to the end line. Goldstock replicated her defender’s play later that half, daring to venture outside of her net when Colgate was on the attack. “From top to bottom we’re a solid team, and it’s nice when we can play everybody,” Gait said. “On the O end they did it, and even more so on the D end.”Saturday night, Syracuse had “a little bit of a lull” in the middle of the game that slowed the team down. Against Northwestern, it required refocusing and extra motivation in order to recover, Gait said. Monday, there was none of that. All game, the offense showed its rhythm and organization. Midway through the second half, sets of players ran opposite crossing routes along the 8-meter arc, flipping the ball to one another. For 15 seconds, the Orange’s deception left Colgate’s defenders at a standstill, trying to figure out which SU attack had the ball. When the ball found its way to Hawryschuk, the crossing routes stopped. The SU offense became stagnant because they all knew what was coming next. Hawryschuk, one-on-one with a Colgate defender, feinted left and then rounded her defender to the right. With a wide-open shooting lane, she connected with the bottom right corner of the net to put Syracuse up 5-1. It looked easy. “Syracuse made a lot of plays; I have to give credit to a talented team,” Taylor said. “They just wore us down. Their ability to find the back of the cage is remarkable.” Comments Published on February 24, 2020 at 7:12 pm Contact Roshan: rferna04@syr.edu | @Roshan_f16center_img For 40 seconds, there was doubt for the Orange. Moments after Emily Hawryschuk opened the scoring on the first play of the game, she lost the draw and a Colgate attack buried an uncontested shot from the top of the 8-meter arc as two SU defenders stood, ball-watching. But for Syracuse, that doubt didn’t last long. Monday evening, Syracuse’s (5-1) offense overwhelmed Colgate (2-1) in the Orange’s 21-4 win. After conceding in the opening minute to make the score 1-1, SU went on a 12-1 scoring run to close out the half. “I think we came out a little sluggish for a second,” defender Kerry Defliese said. “Once that goal hit, we turned it on.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSophomore Megan Carney (four goals, two assists) and Hawryschuk (three goals) led the No. 4 Orange in their fourth-straight win. By the end of the night, 11 different players had found the net for SU.  Colgate tried to limit Hawryschuk with a face-guard, Raiders head coach Kathy Taylor said, and had some success, though not as much as they’d hoped for. The nation’s second-leading goalscorer finished below her average of five goals per game, but without the Raiders’ top defender Ingrid Backe, they couldn’t ultimately couldn’t contain the Orange’s offense.“Some of those I was like ‘How’d they get in?’” Taylor said. “They just don’t need a lot of time and space to get their shots off — very impressive shooters.”Late in the first half, Syracuse’s offense showed its variability and ability to set the pace of the game by controlling possession. The moment Asa Goldstock collected a stray Colgate shot, she connected with Ella Simkins on a perfectly placed 40-yard outlet pass. Simkins started running with the ball before recognizing that Sam Swart had sprinted past her defender. Simkins found Swart, who found a diagonal pass to Meaghan Tyrrell. The ball traveled from Goldstock’s stick to Colgate’s cage in less than 10 seconds.Moments later, the Orange slowed the game down. Vanessa Costantino leisurely walked with the ball along the 20-yard line, and SU up 11, let the clock run.This past week, redshirt senior attack Morgan Alexander was ruled out for the rest of the season with a left leg injury. In her most recent appearance, she scored a behind-the-back goal against Binghamton on Feb. 16. Monday, the Orange continued to bring Alexander’s flair to the field, even without her. With under two minutes left in the first half, freshman Bianca Chevarie, who replaced the injured Alexander, cut inside and hit the ground hard after being checked by a Colgate defender. On the ensuing free position, Chevarie steadied herself and fired a shot that appeared to be high and wide left. But, Carney popped out from her position in the low block, collected the pass and put the ball into the back of the net on the spin move. Chevarie finished with two goals and an assist in her second start for the Orange. “If you know that you don’t have it, then you’re always looking around to see who else can get that point,” Chevarie said. “We don’t care about who gets the points — it’s just the fact that we’re getting goals as a team.”last_img read more

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Two from two for Bennett on Tour of Turkey

first_imgThe Bora-Hansgrohe rider finished in a time of 6:02:06. Carrick on Suir’s Sam Bennett has won the second stage of cycling’s Tour of Turkey.It’s his second straight victory on the Tour, leaving him first in general classification and extending his race lead in the process.Bennett had a clear advantage as he crossed the line more than two bike lengths’ ahead of his closest competitor, on what’s the longest stage of the Tour.last_img

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Ferguson resolves Ferdinand row

first_imgManchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said there is no problem between him and defender Rio Ferdinand over the player’s refusal to wear a T-shirt supporting the anti-racism Kick It Out campaign ahead of the 4-2 win over Stoke.Following Ferdinand’s defiance over the issue Ferguson said the 33-year-old would be “dealt with”.The pair were reported to have resolved their differences on Sunday and Ferdinand trained at Carrington on Monday morning ahead of Tuesday night’s Champions League encounter with Braga at Old Trafford.Ferguson told a press conference: “There is no issue. There was a communication problem. But it has been resolved.”The United manager also revealed he had decided to rest Ferdinand and Patrice Evra for the Braga game ahead of the Barclays Premier League clash with leaders Chelsea on Sunday.“He and Patrice Evra will not play. There is a big game at Chelsea on Sunday. They will be the two main changes (on Tuesday).” But with Chris Smalling still out with a broken metatarsal the defensive options are limited for Ferguson and his decision not to play Ferdinand could see Jonny Evans paired with rookie Scott Wootton.Ashley Young could return from a knee injury suffered in August after taking part in training.United have started their European campaign with a 100 per cent record following victories over Galatasaray and Cluj.last_img read more

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Zambia tops CHAN group B, Uganda 3rd

first_imgUgandan player Muleme in action in the draw with Ivory Coast on Monday. PHOTO CAFMEDIAFT: Uganda  ??  0 Ivory Coast ??  0Casablanca, Morocco | AFP |  Zambia fought back to draw 1-1 with neighbours Namibia Monday and top Group B at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco on goal difference.The Zambians and Namibians, who had already qualified for the last eight, finished with seven points.Uganda and the 2016 bronze medalists the Ivory Coast managed just one following a 0-0 draw in a match played simultaneously.Absalom Iimbondi put Namibia ahead direct from a free-kick on 12 minutes at Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca and Lazarous Kambole levelled off a cut-back on 24 minutes.It was the second goal for striker Kambole in a tournament restricted to home-based footballers, and the first for winger Iimbondi.Zambia will play Group A runners-up Sudan in the quarter-finals in Marrakech this weekend a few hours after Namibia confront Group A winners and title favourites Morocco in Casablanca.A Moroccan team backed by an expected 45,000 crowd are expected to reach the semi-finals at the expense of the Namibians, who have exceeded expectations by reaching the knockout phase.The clash between free-flowing Zambia and well-organised Sudan — countries who have finished third in previous editions of the Nations Championship — is difficult to predict.By failing to defeat Uganda in Marrakech, African football powerhouses the Ivory Coast bowed out without scoring a single goal.Prize Money Winners – $1.25mRunners-up – 700,000Semifinalists – 400,000Quarter-finalists – 300,000Third in the Group – 200,000Fourth in the Group – 175,000 Group BNamibia 1 (Iimbondi 12) Zambia 1 (Kambole 24)Ivory Coast 0 Uganda 0Final standings Zambia 3 2 1 0 6 2 7 – qualifiedNamibia 3 2 1 0 3 1 7 – qualifiedUganda 3 0 1 2 1 4 1Ivory Coast 3 0 1 2 0 3 1Note: Zambia play Sudan in Marrakech and Namibia meet Morocco in Casablanca this Saturday in the quarter-finalsShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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