NCAA: Perpetual grounds Mapua for 4th straight win, moves closer to Final 4 spot

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Often spoiling for a spat, Mourinho targets Pogba at Manchester United Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Jelo Razon and Edgar Charcos also finished in double-figures for the Altas with 19 and 12 points, respectively.Warren Bonifacio had 20 points and nine rebounds for the 4-10 Cardinals who are sitting at the eighth spot of the ladder.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img View comments The Altas also bumped their winning streak to four games to get to a 9-5 record to momentarily hold the fourth seed with Colegio de San Juan de Letran (9-4) and College of St. Benilde (8-5) yet to play their respective games later in the afternoon.Perpetual’s sizeable 20-13 buffer after the first quarter proved enough for the Altas as they never relinquished the lead for the remainder of the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“The target is to just keep on winning until we get to the Final Four,” said Altas head coach Frankie Lim. “We’re playing must-win games next week against EAC [Emilio Aguinaldo College] and Baste [San Sebastian].”Kim Aurin led Perpetual’s offense with 23 points while Prince Eze put up a 17-point, 15-rebound double-double. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. University of Perpetual Help moved closer to a Final Four spot after turning back Mapua, 88-71, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Vancouver Knights demolish West Indies B in Global T20 final

first_imgThe Vancouver Knights have stamped their name in T20 history after they handed down a seven-wicket thrashing to the West Indies B team in the inaugural Global T20 Canada on Sunday at the Maple Leaf King City Ground with 15 balls to spare.Saad Bin Zafar hit an unbeaten 79 to help the Chris Gayle-led Vancouver Knights clinch victory. Vancouver reached 148-3 with 15 balls to spare in reply to West Indies B’s 145 all out in 17.4 overs.Zafar plundered eight boundaries and three sixes in his match-winning 48-ball innings. Zafar and Rassie van der Dussen joined with Vancouver in trouble at 22-West Indies B batsman Nicolas Pooran bats during the Global T20 Canada final3, and with Gayle already back in the pavilion for just two runs.Zafar and van der Dussen advanced Vancouver to 100-3 in 13.1 overs with the run-rate down to one-a-ball, and shared an overall fourth-wicket stand of 126.Van der Dussen hit the winning boundary to finish 44 not out off 41 balls.Zafar hit 14 runs – a six and two fours – off the last three balls of the 11th over by Guyanese Sherfane Rutherford – and a further two boundaries against Derval Green (2-20) in the next over as the run chase began to look comfortable.Earlier, West Indies B struggled with the bat after losing the toss in the last game of the six-team competition. Brandon King and Rutherford went back cheaply. Rutherford, who hit a scintillating 134 not out in the first Qualifier match against the same opponents, failed to reproduce that innings, as he was taken for 14. All-rounder Fabian Allen provided the only serious resistance with a 23-ball 41, including three fours and three sixes.Jamaica-born Sheldon Cottrell took 4-29 for Vancouver and leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed 3-24.The tournament in Canada brought together some of the most exciting players in the T20 format, the quickest version of international cricket. The drawcards included Australians Steve Smith and David Warner, who are serving 12-month bans from international cricket imposed by their national association for their involvement in a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March.last_img read more

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Mount McAllister fire update

first_imgFire information officer Rosalie MacAulay said, “Over the last few days it’s grown. We’ve had a lot of winds and it also continues to be dry out there.”The evacuation alert for the District of Hudson’s Hope is for the following areas:1. Zone 1 which includes the W.A.C. Bennett Dam and 12 Mile Road as outlined in the Map Below, and;2. That portion of Zone 6 North of Dinosaur Lake which includes Dinosaur Lake Campground as outlined in the map below.- Advertisement -Meanwhile the evacuation alert at Prince Reach Arm of Williston Lake in Electoral Area B is for: The western boundary of Hudson’s Hope on Williston Lake Reservoir, northwest along Twelve Mile Road, including Josef Road and Strain Road East, to Dunlevy Road, directly south along Strain Road West to the most western points of Eagle Heights Drive and Aspen Ridge Drive.The evacuation alert was issued to help prepare you to evacuate your premises or the property should it be found necessary.last_img read more

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Condo slaying prelude to postal center spree

first_img Graham’s brother, Les Graham Jr., said his sister had complained about a woman who “used to come out and rant and rave in front of her building.” The gun used by San Marco was bought by someone else in San Bernardino County in 1994, Anderson said. He had no information on how she obtained it. Acquaintances said San Marco, who was white, sometimes talked to herself and spewed racist comments. In New Mexico, where she moved in late 2003 or early 2004, she once tried to start a publication called “The Racist Press” but didn’t qualify for a business license, authorities said. Anderson, however, said he had no information on whether the postal shootings were racially motivated. The postal victims included minorities; Graham was white. Authorities have said San Marco entered the mail plant by driving through a security gate close behind another vehicle, then taking an employee’s badge at gunpoint. Oscar Villanueva, U.S. postal inspector in charge of the Los Angeles division, told a news conference that the Goleta facility passed a safety review within the last two months and he called it one of the most secure postal facilities in the country. “It was a model facility before. It continues to be a model facility today,” he said. He said one reason it did not have guards was because the area was considered safe. “There was no reasonable need to have security (guards) there,” he said. San Marco’s reputation for bizarre behavior ended her postal career. She worked at the mail sorting plant for nearly six years but left in June 2003. She was granted early retirement on a medical disability because of psychological problems, the U.S. Postal Service said. “She went through all the requisite screenings. There were no prior indications” of problems, said Keith Blackman, a media consultant to the Postal Service. San Marco never threatened other employees and apparently the only concerns were for the woman’s own safety, Blackman said. “She seemed to be having conversations and there wasn’t anyone around her. She’d be just jabbering away,” recalled former plant worker Jeff Tabala. “It was pretty unsettling.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The former neighbor, Beverly Graham, 54, was found dead in her condo Tuesday, along with several 9 mm shell casings, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Jim Anderson said. “The shell casings found match those found at the postal distribution center,” he said. The sheriff said neighbors of Graham told investigators they heard the sound of gunfire on Monday between 7:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. The attack began just before 9 p.m. at the postal center. The killer entered Graham’s home by scaling a fence and going through an unlocked sliding glass door at the rear, Anderson said. Graham and San Marco were neighbors more than two years ago and used to argue because San Marco sang loudly outside her condo, Graham’s boyfriend, Eddie Blomfield, said. GOLETA, Calif. – Investigators tracking the path of an ex-postal worker who carried out a deadly attack on a mail-sorting facility determined that a former neighbor slain at a condominium apartment was also a victim of the suicidal rampage, authorities said Wednesday. Authorities in California and New Mexico described past bizarre behavior by Jennifer San Marco, and an ex-colleague said she was prone to racist remarks, but her motive remained a mystery as a sixth postal worker died of wounds and confirmation of the link to the ex-neighbor’s death raised the number of San Marco’s victims to seven. Postal employee Charlotte Colton, 44, of Santa Barbara, died Wednesday morning, said Teresa Rounds, spokeswoman for Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Colton was shot in the head Monday night as San Marco, 44, fired a handgun at workers in a parking lot and inside the Santa Barbara Processing and Distribution Center at Goleta. Investigators said San Marco reloaded the 9 mm gun at least once and finally killed herself. last_img read more

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COMMUNITY NOTICE: ROSSES CDP HOSTED CEILÍ ON SUNDAY THE 19TH OF APRIL

first_imgCeilí on Sunday the 19th April in the Rosses CDP Chapel Road Dungloe at 8pm. Music by Michael Coyle. Admission €8.Carers: Are you a carer in the home or do you care for child with special needs, a workshop on Stress Management will be held in the office of the Rosses cdp on Wednesday the 22nd of April at 2pm.Refreshments will be served.All welcome.Befriending Service: Rosses CDP are hoping to provide a visiting service for isolated older people we are looking for Volunteers.All volunteers will be Trained, Garda vetted and supported by staff. If you have an hour or two to spare in the week contact us on 074 95 61686 for more information. COMMUNITY NOTICE: ROSSES CDP HOSTED CEILÍ ON SUNDAY THE 19TH OF APRIL was last modified: April 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CéilíCommunity NoticeFeaturesNoticesRosses CDPlast_img read more

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Arnold: Remember immigrants’ value

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger avoided the contentious border issues before him Tuesday as he addressed an audience of newly sworn in U.S. citizens. Instead, he highlighted his own journey to citizenship 23 years ago, saying he “never felt prouder than when I became an American citizen.” “You hear so much these days about the cost of immigration in this county,” Schwarzenegger said at San Francisco’s Masonic Auditorium. “Let’s not forget about all the great things that immigrants contribute to this country.” Schwarzenegger was the keynote speaker at a naturalization ceremony for more than 1,100 immigrants from about 100 countries who took the oath to become U.S. citizens. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe Republican governor did not comment on President George W. Bush’s plan to send 6,000 National Guard troops to secure the U.S.-Mexico border or weigh in on the heated debate over federal immigration legislation. Schwarzenegger recalled how excited he was the day he took the citizenship oath in October 1983, 15 years after he arrived from Austria “with my gym bag and with twenty dollars in my pocket.” “After that ceremony, I went home and I wrapped myself in the American flag,” the governor said. “I was smiling from ear to ear because I was so excited about now being officially called an American.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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DONEGAL MAN JOHN NAMED IRISH AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR

first_imgLeft to right Cuisle Mc Namara – Secretary AIWB, MaggieBradley (John’s Wife), John Rodden, Eamon Naughton – President AIWBA BIG-hearted Donegal man has picked up a prestigious award Down Under – after being named The Irish Australian of the Year.Kilmacrennan native John Rodden works tirelessly for his community in Melbourne and was part of the team which helped take the Sam Maguire around Australia earlier this year.“The Irish Community has a reputation for looking after it’s own, the culture was set by those that arrived in the late 1940’s they all cared for each other, welcoming new arrivals with information re digs and work. Each generation since has continued the tradition,” said Marion O’Hagan from the Australian Irish Welfare Bureau “John has served the Australian Irish Community and the broader community admirably. Not everyone is community minded.“The generosity of this years’ recipient is well known only to those who have been fortunate enough to be assisted through difficult times.“The uncertainty of travelling to a new land is dispelled with the knowledge that on arrival they will be welcomed and looked after. John is one of the first people I met at the Bureau when I started there 15 years ago. The way in which he goes about his volunteering not only at the Bureau but also the broader community is inspiring to those around him.“No matter what the situation, and believe me I have presented him with some rare situations, he manages at all times to take it in his stride with good humour and most definitely in a quiet, unassuming manner not expecting reward or favour.” She said John has a passion for assisting those less fortunate, has a respectful and caring attitude toward the elderly and a welcoming and patient demeanor with children.As an active member of the Donegal Association which was formed in 1977 he has given many hours along with other dedicated committee members in the organisation of the Mary from Dungloe Ball and selection of the Melbourne Mary, the annual community picnic and the Yea race day.“Melbourne was abuzz recently with the visit of the “The Sam Maguire”. Believe me, the time and effort involved in making it all happen was astronomical,” said Marion.“I believe the visit of the Sam ticked all the boxes, but for me to see so many people overjoyed at it’s presence at a function and hundreds of people having their photo taken holding the Sam was brilliant. That such a massive job was done by a handful of people; John being one of them was brilliant.”John said he was delighted to lift the award. “Beside every good man there is a great woman. My wife Maggie is brilliant. She supports me in all I do,” he said.“She was Secretary of the Donegal Association for many years. When Maggie says she is gong to do something you can bet your life it gets done,” he said.Local people here will get a chance to congratulate John in person shortly.He arrives back home in Donegal on September 16 with children Aoife and Eoin for a month long holiday!. Award presented by Eamon Naughton…President A.I.W.B. &Cuisle Mc Namara…. Secretary A.I.W.B.Announcement…Marion O’Hagan Administrator A.I.W.B.DONEGAL MAN JOHN NAMED IRISH AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR was last modified: September 6th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalIrish Australian of the YearJohn Roddenkilmacrennanlast_img read more

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REVEALED: COPS HID SECRET RECORDING OF BOMBER WHO KILLED BUNCRANA BOYS IN OMAGH BLAST

first_imgBRITISH spymasters never told detectives investigating the Omagh bomb that they had a secret recording of one of the killers confessing to his part in the 29 murders, it has been revealed today.Three schoolboys from Buncrana – and two Spanish students visiting the Co Donegal town – were among those killed when Real IRA terrorists planted a bomb in the centre of the Tyrone town in August 1998.Oran Doherty, who was just 8 and is pictured here and Sean McLaughlin (12) and James Barker (12) died in the outrage. Spanish student Fernando Blasco Baselga (12) and Rocio Abad Ramos, a group leader who were staying with local families in Buncrana at the time, also died. The news website Belfast Daily is reporting today that Special Branch chiefs in Belfast have a secret telephone tape of the Omagh bomb-maker saying: “I’m sorry. I didn’t know this was going to happen.”Police have never disclosed the existence of the tape to CID detectives hunting the RIRA killers or the families of 29 victims murdered on August 15, 1998.Belfast Daily says that the Real IRA bombmaker’s landline and mobile phone numbers were being secretly monitored by the British Government’s massive GCHQ listening post in Cheltenham, England in the hours and days after the attack.The news site names those targeted for electronic surveillance as Michael McKevitt, Liam Campbell and Seamus Daly. A fourth man – Suspect A – was known to both RUC and Garda Special Branch as being a key member of the Real IRA’s bomb making department.The full investigation is here:www.belfastdaily.co.uk REVEALED: COPS HID SECRET RECORDING OF BOMBER WHO KILLED BUNCRANA BOYS IN OMAGH BLAST was last modified: October 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:REVEALED: COPS HID SECRET RECORDING OF BOMBER WHO KILLED BUNCRANA BOYS IN OMAGH BLASTlast_img read more

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Astros’ way is familiar

first_imgHOUSTON — Once again, the Houston Astros waited to the final day. And once again, they’re going to the playoffs. “That’s the Astros’ way,” Craig Biggio said, “The only way we know how to get it done.” Roy Oswalt got his 20th win to lead the Astros over the Chicago Cubs 6-4 Sunday to clinch a wild-card berth and cap an historic comeback. Houston started the season 15-30 and became the first team to make the postseason after falling 15 games under .500 since the 1914 Boston Braves. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “This one has to rank up there as maybe the best, coming from a long way back,” said Biggio, part of five of the Astros’ eight previous playoff teams. “That just tells a lot about the guys in this clubhouse.” Just like last season, when manager Phil Garner replaced Jimy Williams at the All-Star break, the Astros waited until the last day of the regular season to clinch. Oswalt became the first pitcher since 2001-02 with consecutive 20-win seasons. He threw six innings and drove in a run for the Astros (89-73). Houston lost the first two games of the weekend series, but avoided a tie with Philadelphia for the wild card and having to go on the road for a one-game tiebreaker. The Phillies (88-74) won 9-3 at Washington and finished a game back. “When I thought we were going to take off, we didn’t. When I thought we were going to crater, we didn’t,” said Garner, who preferred to sip the champagne rather than be doused by it. “We came down to the last game, and we did what we had to do.” center_img Houston will play at Atlanta starting Wednesday in a rematch of last year’s division series, won by the Astros in five games for their first postseason series victory in eight tries. The Braves were 5-1 against Houston this season, including a four-game sweep in Atlanta. “We know we have a daunting task,” Garner said. Houston trailed 4-3 when Oswalt (20-12) threw his last pitch in the sixth. The game was tied by time Jeff Bagwell pinch-hit for him in the bottom of the inning. Jason Lane’s 26th homer, on the second pitch of the sixth, tied the game at 4-all. That came after the Cubs had scored twice in the top of the inning on several bloop hits. Adam Everett had a one-out single before Bagwell, limited to pinch-hitting duties since missing 115 games because of shoulder surgery, hit a grounder. Shortstop Neifi Perez’s throw to second was wide of the base. That allowed Everett to score the go-ahead run and Bagwell to go all the way to third. “To get 20 is great, but to get to the playoffs is more,” said Oswalt, who was interrupted by a champagne shower from Roger Clemens. “We’ve come a long way, especially the way the team pulled together and started playing.” Bagwell was the last batter faced by Greg Maddux (13-15), who finished with a losing record for the first time since going 6-14 as a rookie for the Cubs in 1987. The four-time Cy Young Award winner allowed six runs and 10 hits over 5 1/3 innings. Michael Wuertz’s wild pitch allowed Charles Gipson, running for Bagwell, to score for a 6-4 lead. Brad Lidge worked the ninth for Houston for his 42nd save, his second in a row since his blown save Friday night that cut a two-game lead in half. Derrek Lee was 0 for 4 but at .335 became the Cubs’ first batting champion since Bill Buckner in 1980. He finished with 199 hits — 99 for extra bases (50 doubles, three triples and 46 home runs). “I never realized at the start of the year that I could win a batting title, but it’s a great accomplishment,” Lee said. “I wanted to get No. 200 today, but I just couldn’t get any good swings.” Lee missed becoming the first Cub with 200 hits since Ryne Sandberg in 1984s. He was on deck when Jose Macias hit a game-ending liner with two on that set off a celebration that included fireworks and confetti. “It was hard to watch them celebrate, especially how we came back on a tough Oswalt,” Cubs manager Dusty Baker said. “We didn’t give it to them. They earned it.” Oswalt finished with the ninth 20-win season in Astros history and joined Joe Niekro (1979-80) as the only Houston pitchers to accomplish the feat twice. He is the first in the majors with consecutive 20-win seasons since Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling accomplished the feat in 2001 and 2002 for Arizona. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Indictment describes U.S. terror ‘cell’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Hassoun and Jayyousi have denied the charges. Daher is believed to be in Lebanon and Youssef is in an Egyptian prison for an unrelated terrorism conviction. The indictment was unsealed Tuesday in Miami and makes no reference to any specific terrorist act or killing. Top Justice Department officials have publicly described Padilla as an al-Qaida-trained terrorist who plotted terror attacks in the United States. He remained in a Navy brig in South Carolina on Wednesday, awaiting transfer to Justice Department custody and a trip to a federal jail in Miami. But the alleged plots and al-Qaida ties are not part of the indictment. In fact, despite the description of the group as a North American support cell, its achievements were rather modest, according to the government. Hassoun, who worked as a computer programmer, wrote checks totaling $53,000 between 1994 and May 2002 to charities and individuals with ties to terrorism, the indictment says. While the indictment gives no precise figure, it mentions promises and discussions of another $20,000. WASHINGTON – Jose Padilla was recruited into an Islamic terrorist support cell that sought money and fighters for violent struggles abroad, the government says in its indictment. However, over nine years the group raised less than $100,000 and recruited just a handful of people, including Padilla, according to federal prosecutors. Held as a suspect in a “dirty bomb” plot for more than three years without charges, Padilla at one point in 2000 apparently was headed to Chechnya, where rebels in the mostly Muslim region have been fighting the Russian government, the prosecutors say. Padilla was one of at least two American converts to Islam who agreed to fight overseas, they say. Those details come from an FBI agent’s affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint against two other men who have been charged in the same indictment: Kassem Daher, a Lebanese who has lived in Canada, and Kifah Wael Jayyousi, a Jordanian and U.S. citizen who was a former public school official in Detroit and Washington. Five people in all have been charged in the alleged conspiracy to kill, kidnap and injure people abroad and provide material support to terrorists. The others purportedly in the cell are Adham Amin Hassoun, a Lebanese-born Palestinian who lived in Broward County, Fla., and Mohammed Hesham Youssef, an Egyptian who also lived in Broward County. The term “cell” wasn’t used in earlier versions of the indictment, including one returned in April that is identical in its charges and scope but refers to Padilla and Daher only as unidentified coconspirators. The inclusion of the word “cell” in the latest indictment is inflammatory and inaccurate, Hassoun’s lawyers said in interviews Wednesday. “All of a sudden this word has surfaced to try to describe the appearance of some subversive terrorist activities. It certainly is not factually based,” said Ken Swartz, one of the lawyers representing Hassoun. The money raised was sent to Muslim charities doing humanitarian work in war-torn regions with significant Muslim populations, including Bosnia, Chechnya and Kosovo, Swartz said. Some of those organizations, including the Global Relief Foundation, have since been designated by the government as terrorism financiers. Hassoun and Jayyousi each recruited at least two people, according to the affidavit by FBI Special Agent John T. Kavanaugh Jr. Padilla was recruited by Hassoun and trained at a camp in Afghanistan “in preparation for fighting in Chechnya,” Kavanaugh said, calling Padilla by one of his aliases, Ibrahim. Prosecutors have previously said Padilla attended an al-Qaida camp but the only mention of al-Qaida in the indictment is as part of a list of violent groups. Another Hassoun recruit, who is not named, also was preparing to fight in Chechnya, he said. One of Jayyousi’s recruits delivered satellite phones to Chechen commanders and the other, like Padilla an American convert to Islam, fought in Bosnia and Chechnya, Kavanaugh said. In the mid-1990s, Jayyousi was the publisher of Islam Report, an electronic newsletter that said supporting jihad is a religious obligation and appealed for donations for mujahedeen, or Muslim holy warriors, in several countries and legal costs for blind sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman. He was on trial for plotting to blow up New York landmarks, for which he is now serving a life prison sentence. The indictment describes the men as followers and supporters of Abdel-Rahman, who also conspired to assassinate Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The indictment also links the men to Mohamed Zaky, who prosecutors say created three Islamic organizations – the Islamic Center of the Americas, Save Bosnia Now and the American Worldwide Relief Organization – to “promote violent jihad.” Zaky was killed in fighting against Russian troops in Chechnya in 1995. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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