first_img The dismissal did not sit well with Diokno as he questioned the Sandiganbayan for granting of Gimenezes demurrer to evidence only now when the case was filed in 1987. The anti-graft court in its verdict has granted the demurrer to evidence filed by the Gimenezes for “insufficiency of evidence” as there were only photocopied documents as pieces of evidence and proof that money was siphoned off to foreign countries. Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno “I think the government should revisit all of the pending cases against the Marcoses and find out what is going wrong and do something about it,” Diokno said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel. In a decision that was released publicly on Friday, the Sandiganbayan 4th Division dismissed Civil Case No. 0007 involving the forfeiture of an estimated P267-million ill-gotten wealth of the Marcoses through spouses Fe and Ignacio Gimenez. Two months later, the Marcoses scored another legal victory against the government after the Sandiganbayan dismissed the P1.052-billion civil case against former Ambassador Bienvenido Tantoco Sr. and some of his relatives, who allegedly served as Marcos dummies, due to insufficiency of evidence./PN “Why did it take the government this long to prosecute and for the court to decide the case?” Diokno said. “We have to get to the bottom of this. Anong nangyari du’n sa mga dokumento na ‘yun? Bakit hindi napresenta yung mga original?” In August, the Sandiganbayan Second Division also dismissed for insufficient evidence the P102-billion forfeiture case against the late former President Ferdinand Marcos, former First Lady Imelda Marcos, and other cronies. Meanwhile, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement that the Malacañang Palace respects the verdict of Sandiganbayan to dismiss another Marcos case. This is the third loss of the Presidential Commission on Good Governance and the Office of the Solicitor General this year. “The Administration does not interfere with the judiciary. The rule of law must always prevail in courts regardless of who are the parties. Their decision must be accorded respect and obedience,” Panelo added. MANILA – The government should exhaustall the remedies following the Sandiganbayan’s dismissal of another forfeiturecase against the Marcos family involving millions of ill-gotten wealth, veteranhuman rights lawyer Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno said. Diokno, who chairs the Free Legal Assistance Group, said in a television interview that the government must revisit all the charges against the Marcoses.last_img read more


first_imgBy Julian GuyverLONDON, England (AFP) – West Indies go into today’s third and deciding Test at Lord’s with the chance to complete a dramatic turnaround and win their first series in England in almost 30 years.The Caribbean side last triumphed in England in 1988 when a team boasting a clutch of all-time greats including Gordon Greenidge, Viv Richards, Malcolm Marshall and Curtly Ambrose romped to a 4-0 win.The West Indies dominated Test cricket for two decades but their decline has been precipitous and they are currently languishing at eighth in the world rankings, with just Bangladesh and Zimbabwe below them.Having dusted down the “obituaries” after the series opener at Edgbaston — when the visitors slumped to a defeat by an innings and 209 runs – few pundits gave Jason Holder’s novice West Indies side any chance of a revival in Leeds.Yet, despite being set more than 300 to win in the fourth innings following a declaration by England captain Joe Root, the tourists showed true grit to win by five wickets.Shai Hope became the first batsman in history to score hundreds in both innings of a match at Headingley, putting his side in a strong position with 147 before following up his maiden Test century with a match-clinching 118 not out in the second innings.After the fourth day of a match of fluctuating fortunes, ex-England captain Nasser Hussain, a former Essex team-mate of West Indies coach Stuart Law, said the tourists were flagging because the physical demands of a Test match were greater than that of Twenty20 cricket.A satisfied Law said,: “People make assumptions all the time.”“But he (Hussain) doesn’t know the characters that are inside that dressing room – he doesn’t even know me and I played with him at Essex,” the former Australia batsman added.“Not a lot of these players play T20 cricket anyway. I think it was great we sent him a big humble pie to go and chomp on in the commentary box.”England even took the risk of dropping in-form seamer Toby Roland-Jones, whose three Tests this season have yielded 14 wickets, for the Headingley Test, bringing in Chris Woakes for his first Test of the home campaign after injury, seemingly to get some overs under his belt ahead of the upcoming Ashes tour of Australia.The home side, however, have recalled Roland-Jones on his Middlesex home ground and dropped Woakes in the only change to their side.“Home conditions, he (Roland-Jones) obviously knows the surfaces and is bowling very well at the moment,” Root told reporters at Lord’s yesterday after announcing his team.“It’s obviously very difficult to leave somebody like Chris out; he’s been a consistent performer in Test cricket for England.“But this is a team I think is going to win this week,” star batsman Root added.England still have doubts about their problem top-order batting positions with number three Tom Westley under most scrutiny after a run of single-figure scores.“That extra pressure will find out a bit more about people’s character and things like that so it should be an exciting week,” said England spearhead James Anderson.Having gone wicketless on the last day in Leeds, Anderson arrives at Lord’s still three away from becoming the first England bowler to take 500 Test wickets.“To be honest, I do try to put it to the back of my mind,” Anderson said.“We desperately need to win this Test match to win the series so I’m going to be focused completely on doing my job for the team when we get out there.”last_img read more


first_imgFormer West Indies team manager Ricky Skerritt is the new president of Cricket West Indies (CWI).The Barbados Nation News is reporting that the announcement was made in Jamaica earlier his afternoon and Skerritt was declared victorious over incumbent Dave Cameron by 8-4 votes.Former CWI president Dave CameronThe result means that Cameron’s six year reign comes to an end and Dr Kishore Shallow will now become the vice-president.last_img


first_imgGlengoole United hosted Clonmel Celtic, the full-time result was Glengoole 1 Clonmel 5.That result puts Kenny O’Shea Celtic side top of the Premier Division League on 29 points with three games at hand. In the South Tipp Premier League Clonmel Town took on St Michaels this afternoon. That game finished Clonmel Town 2-3 St Michaels.  Carrick United have beaten Newmarket Celtic by three goals to nil to reach the final of this year’s competition. They’ll play Tralee in the final.last_img read more


first_imgA man has appeared in court and admitted killing Donegal-born journalist Eugene Moloney.Mr Maloney, who was originally from Inishowen, was assaulted in Dublin city-centre last year and died as a result of his injuries.Gary Burch of Kennington Close, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to the manslaughter of Mr Moloney on Camden Street in June, 2012. The case was adjourned for a number of weeks to allow Mr Burch, who is 21, to complete a Fás course. Sentencing will take place in June.MAN ADMITS KILLING DONEGAL-BORN JOURNALIST was last modified: February 25th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:EUGENE MOLONEYGary Burchlast_img read more


first_imgAddThis ShareMEDIA ADVISORYDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduJeff Falk713-348-6775jfalk@rice.eduRice conference to explore making films about historyHOUSTON – (March 6, 2014) – The new documentary film “Alligator-Horses” and the art of making films about history will be the topic of a conference at Rice University March 21-22.The conference is open to the public and will begin March 21 with a free premiere screening of “Alligator-Horses” at 7 p.m., preceded by a 6 p.m. reception, and continue March 22 with scholarly presentations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All events will be in the Rice Media Center’s Rice Cinema Film Theatre, near campus Entrance 8, at the intersection of Stockton Drive and University Boulevard.“Alligator-Horses” was created by Texas filmmakers Brian Huberman, a Rice associate professor of visual and dramatic arts, and Edward Hugetz, the interim senior vice president for academic affairs/provost at the University of Houston-Downtown. The documentary explores the so-called raunchy youth of 1830s America viewed through the lens of the first decade of the 21st century, according to Huberman. “Materials used to evoke our perspective of the time include Penny Press newspapers, Davy Crockett almanacs, blackface minstrel songs and a cast of contemporary scholars, including Rice faculty and students,” Huberman said.Fifteen years in the making, the three-hour documentary is structured in five parts around famous and less-known events, including King Philip’s War, Davy Crockett’s tour of the Northeast, the murder of New York prostitute Helen Jewett, Jim Crow at the Bowery Theater and the anti-abolition riots of 1834.The conference is titled “Making Films About History: Specifically the Role of Sex and Violence in 1830s America and Its Relationship to Race, Class and Nationalism.” Speakers will include Huberman and Hugetz as well as Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, professor emeritus of history, American culture and women’s studies at the University of Michigan, and David Shields, distinguished writer-in-residence at the University of Washington.A panel of Rice faculty will respond to the speakers: Rachel Buchman, lecturer in music at the Shepherd School of Music; Tish Stringer, lecturer and film program manager in the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts; Charles Dove, professor in the practice and film program director in the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts; and Brian Riedel, professor in the practice of humanities and assistant director of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality.The screening and conference are sponsored by Rice’s Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts, the School of Humanities and the Humanities Research Center.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.For a map of Rice University’s campus, go to www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html.Follow Rice News and Media Relations on Twitter @RiceUNews.Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,920 undergraduates and 2,567 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6.3-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 2 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go here.last_img read more