first_img Receive email alerts Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom News El SalvadorAmericas Organisation Reporters Without Borders has mixed feelings about the guilty verdicts and sentences ranging from four to 30 years in prison that a court in San Salvador passed yesterday on 11 of the 31 people, mainly gang members, who were tried for the September 2009 murder of Franco-Spanish documentary film-maker Christian Poveda .“The sequence of events and the immediate motive seem clear but was a two-day trial sufficient to establish exactly who did what and to shed light on all the unexplained aspects of this case?” Reporters Without Borders said. “Did it reconstruct the entire story of what happened between Poveda and the young people who appeared in his film? And why was there such a big difference between the sentences requested by the prosecutors and those handed down?”The press freedom organization added: “We greet this verdict with a mixture of relief and frustration. It marks a victory in the fight against impunity but as an attempt to establish the truth, it may have been too hasty.”As instigators and perpetrators of Poveda’s murder, alleged gang leaders Luis Roberto “El Tiger” Vásquez Romero and José Alejandro “El Puma” Melara were each sentenced to 30 years in prison while a female associate, Keiry Geraldina Mallorga Álvarez, was given a 20-year sentence on a charge of complicity.Seven alleged gang members – Javier Amilcar Fuentes, Daniel Cabrera Flores, Juan Anastacio Jiménez, José Mateo Cruz, Armando Rivera, Carlos Peraza and Salvador Peraza – and a former policeman, Juan Napoleón Espinoza Pérez, were each sentenced to four years in prison on criminal association charges.The prosecution had requested 50-year jail terms for 30 defendants on charges of aggravated homicide, instigation and conspiracy, and 56 and a half years for Espinoza, the former policeman, on a charge of criminal association. Two other suspects were never found.Unanswered questionsThe testimony given during the two-day trial and reported in the Salvadoran press should be treated with considerable scepticism. Furthermore, the special court began the trial behind closed doors and did not allow journalists to attend until the second day.Poveda was accused of breaking his promise to provide financial help to the members of the “Mara 18” gang in exchange for being allowed to film them for 16 months for his documentary, La Vida Loca. The gang also allegedly felt betrayed when a pirated DVD version of the film began circulating. They claimed that Poveda had promised not to release the film in El Salvador and to edit out a couple of scenes that were compromising for some of the gang’s members.There is no longer any way of establishing whether Poveda really did promise La Vida Loca’s protagonists any financial aid. Claims of this kind are unfortunately often made to discredit a victim. The pirated DVD does not seem to be a credible motive inasmuch as Poveda had no interest in seeing a version of his film circulated and sold without his agreement. Who pirated it and with what purpose are questions that have yet to be answered.These developments clearly undermined the trust that had previously existed between Poveda and the gang members but fail to account for his murder. According to the prosecution, the decision to kill him was taken when Espinoza, who was then a policeman, told the gang that Poveda was acting a police informer against them. But what motive would Espinoza have for telling the gang this? Another unanswered question.According to the testimony given in court during the trial, 15 gang members met in a house on the outskirts of the capital on 25 August 2009 and sentenced Poveda to death in his absence. He was asked to come to a meeting five days later but was out of the country. The sentence was finally carried out on 2 September 2009 in La Campanera, the neighbourhood on the outskirts of the capital where La Vida Loca was filmed.“I have a meeting in La Campanera with four furious crazies,” he told Carole Solive, the film’s producer, and his close friend Alain Mingam, a member of the Reporters Without Borders board, shortly before his death.Despite its reservations about the outcome of this case, Reporters Without Borders is well aware of the difficulty of combating organized crime and rendering justice in such circumstances. Read the report on organized crime that Reporters Without Borders released on 24 February . April 11, 2020 Find out more El SalvadorAmericas Follow the news on El Salvador News to go furthercenter_img RSF_en March 10, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mixed feelings as court jails 11 people for Franco-Spanish filmmaker’s murder October 7, 2020 Find out more Salvadorean president’s alarming hostility towards independent media News Salvadorean authorities must not obstruct coronavirus coverage News Help by sharing this information June 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img23 Freyburg St, Sorrento. 23 Freyburg St, Sorrento. 23 Freyburg St, Sorrento. Annesley said the property would suit a range of potential buyers.“It’s a house that could certainly suit professional people and it would be equally suitable for families particularly with the two living areas being separate.”“Although it’s one single property it’s almost like two separate residences.” Outgoing Titans boss Graham Annesley at his home in Sorrento with wife Erica. Picture: Richard GoslingHE’S known for his no-nonsense approach with the media but Titans boss Graham Annesley loves nothing more than relaxing by his pool behind closed doors.The departing chief executive who will leave the Gold Coast Titans next month, has put his luxurious Gold Coast home on the market. Annesley joined the Titans under the previous ownership of Michael Searle and has steered the club through numerous crises including a cocaine scandal, the club’s financial collapse, the takeover by the NRL and ultimate sale to Darryl Kelly and Rebecca Frizelle who plan to gift the team back to the local community when it is financially strong enough.Annesley and wife Erica bought their Sorrento home in 2015, drawn to its resort-style vibes, privacy and unusual floorplan where the lap pool is the centrepiece of the house. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:15Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:15 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenThe Gold Coast has grown up02:15 Secret sale smashes suburb record 23 Freyburg St, Sorrento. “In summer we’re outside on the outside furniture by the pool and in the cooler months, we’re largely in the living room,” Annesley said.“I’ve got two daughters who live in Sydney and the come up on a reasonably regular basis and the love it.“Everyone loves coming to the Gold Coast, even if it’s just for a weekend.”The property also has a half-sized tennis court, triple garage, water tank and low-maintenance gardens. 23 Freyburg St, Sorrento.center_img “It’s a beautiful house,” he said. “It’s a bit like being in a resort. It’s a very private place and we hear very little from any neighbours.Located in a cul-de-sac in the Riviera Estate, the one-off home was designed to embrace an indoor-outdoor lifestyle.“The house has got two main buildings that are connected by a walkway that runs directly alongside the swimming pool.”There are three living areas overlooking the heated lap pool while a covered poolside entertaining area comes complete with a built-in barbecue, wine fridges, and a projector and screen. 23 Freyburg St, Sorrento. 23 Freyburg St, Sorrento.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago The former top referee will head back to Sydney to become the NRL’s head of elite football programs.“There’s a lot I’ll miss about the Gold Coast – mostly I’ll miss the people,” he said. “It’s such a welcoming place and everyone’s been so hospitable and gone out of their way to make us feel welcome.”“There’s the obvious advantages as well, the beautiful climate, the fantastic beaches and the city’s proximity to a major capital city in Brisbane.” 23 Freyburg St, Sorrento. 23 Freyburg St, Sorrento. Cheapest suburbs to rent on the Gold Coast Feature interview with Titans CEO Graham Annesley at his home in Sorrento on the Gold Coast. Picture: Richard Gosling 23 Freyburg St, Sorrento.last_img read more

first_imgHolycross-Ballycahill meet South runners up Clonmel Óg in Templetuohy.The second semi final between Mullinahone and Upperchurch-Drombane has been postponed until next Monday 12th October at 7.30 in Morris Park. Also, the final quarter final takes place in the Intermediate Hurling championship, there’s a repeat of last years Semi final in Clonoulty tonight…Thurles Sarsfields take on St. Mary’s Clonmel.St Mary’s manager, and former Waterford senior hurling manager Michael Ryan says they will be looking continue their quest to bring senior hurling to ClonmelAll this evenings games throw in at 7:30pm In the senior football championship quarter final Kevin Fox’s Eire Óg Annacarty are up against the Aherlow Gaels in New Inn.Arravale rovers, Moyle Rovers and Clonmel Commercials are already through to the semi’sIn the Intermediate football championship one semi final will take place tonight. last_img read more

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism D-League: Manganti heats up as Akari-Adamson clinches playoff seat Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments “Kuya Ping is an inspiration to us and him being our inspiration is really a big help to us,” said Magnolia guard Paul Lee in Filipino after a 106-99 win in Game 3 Wednesday night.“He texts us almost everyday, every hour. He texted us before the game telling that we can do it and that’s a big help to us,” Lee, who wore Pingris’ jersey during warmup prior to tipoff.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLee, who led the Hotshots’ 99-84 win in Game 2 with 27 points, didn’t need to score that much with Jio Jalalon exploding for 25 points after a quiet first two games. Magnolia also drew 24 points from Ian Sangalang while Rome dela Rosa added 17.“I dedicate my performance to kuya Ping,” Sangalang said in Filipino. “I think of him during [crucial] situations and what he’s taught me.” 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 MOST READ It was Jalalon, however, who set the tone for the Hotshots with eight points in the first quarter. He also hardly missed, hitting 10 of his 13 shots from the field.Jalalon wasn’t his usual self in Games 1 and 2, but Game 3 was a different story and he had Pingris to thank for his sterling showing.“He messaged me after our game in MOA and that brought my self-esteem up,” Jalalon recalled.The 36-year-old Pingris has been the team’s heart and soul for the longest time and it doesn’t seem like his value to Magnolia hasn’t diminished one bit.“We can still feel that his heart is still with us even though he’s not playing,”Lee said.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Marc Pingris. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMarc Pingris may be out for the rest of the 2018 Philippine Cup playoffs but his presence is still very much felt in Magnolia in its semifinals series against NLEX.Pingris went down with an ACL injury in Game 1, but his absence became the Hotshots’ source of inspiration to win and so far, they’re 2-0 without him.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comebacklast_img read more

first_imgChelsea youngster Josh McEachran is a target for Blackburn and Bolton, the Daily Mail report.Both clubs are said to be keen to take the 19-year-old midfielder on loan ahead of the start of the new season.The Mail also say Napoli are in discussions to sign Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles and that the Blues are preparing an improved offer for Bayer Leverkusen’s Andre Schurrle.Chelsea were recently reported to have had a £16m bid for Schurrle rejected.This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

first_imgA large wall dating from the time of Solomon is being announced by the news media (see PhysOrg, Live Science and Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs).  Archaeologist Eilat Mazar linked the structure, near the southeast end of the Temple Mount, to a Biblical passage in I Kings 3:1 that speaks of “until he (Solomon) had made an end of building his own house, and the house of the Lord, and the wall of Jerusalem round about.”  The wall is some 230 feet long and almost 20 feet high.  A large tower of carved stones was also identified, and possibly a chambered gatehouse.    Todd Bolen on Bible Places Blog issued some cautions for interpreting the find.  It’s not new, for instance; the area was excavated by Mazar and her father in 1986-1987 (see his second post on the story).  What is new is dating the structure to the time of Solomon based on pottery and jars found at the site.  The jars, with “to the king” inscriptions on them, are some of the largest ever found in Jerusalem.Even if this is not a “new” discovery, the re-dating of the wall earlier to the time of Solomon is significant.  Minimalist schools of archaeology have long argued that David and Solomon were small tribal clans in the Iron Age II and therefore could not have built the large cities ascribed to them.  The pictures show otherwise.  The construction is massive and sophisticated, suggesting a powerful kingdom was thriving, consistent with the Biblical account (see also the Edom findings from 10/27/2008 and the Qeiyafa inscription from 01/07/2010).(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts jon mitchell Google’s flagship Nexus 4 phone is currently back on sale on Google Play for customers in the U.S. and Germany. It’s $299 for 8GB and $349 for 16GB, and the phone is unlocked. Shipping time is currently listed as 1-2 weeks.If you want one — and we think you will — you should act quickly. This phone has sold out within hours every time it has appeared.Photo by Eliot Weisbergcenter_img Tags:#Android#Google Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img

first_imgView comments LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Languido, Miranda nail Milo 42k finals slots Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Powerhouse squads Ceres Negros and Kaya Makati took a step closer to the four-team Finals Series with gritty wins on Saturday in the Philippines Football League.The Busmen leaned on a 27th minute goal from Bienvenido Marañon to subdue Stallion Laguna, 1-0, at Biñan Football Stadium, while Kaya slipped past Global Cebu, 2-0, at University of Makati.ADVERTISEMENT Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Kaya, with 44 points from 25 matches, is four points behind Meralco Manila which has already secured a place in the Finals Series, while Ceres remained in third with 42 points in just 19 matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00PH military destroys thousands of illegal guns, ammo01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

first_imgXherdan Shaqiri and Gokhan Inler will be crucial for Switzerland at the World CupPerhaps this is Switzerland’s best chance to make an impression at the World Cup.The Swiss have a talented group of mostly young players who are aiming to give veteran coach Ottmar Hitzfeld a fitting finale for his career.Here are five players to watch:XHERDAN SHAQIRIStill only 22, Xherdan Shaqiri should make many lists of potential breakout stars in Brazil.Shaqiri will be going to his second World Cup with talent has not yet been fully exposed.At Bayern Munich, the stocky wide attacker has to wait for his chance in the biggest Champions League matches behind Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben and Thomas Mueller. In the Bundesliga, Shaqiri is a consistent scorer and assist provider for the runaway champions.Despite tight and physical marking from opponents in Brazil, Shaqiri has strength and balance to compare with the similarly sized Lionel Messi.The poor man’s Messi? It sounds like an insult, but really isn’t.GOKHAN INLERSwitzerland fans have long looked for Gokhan Inler to step up and be “patron” of the midfield.Now captain of the “Nati,” Inler has increasingly shown the strength and creativity to dictate play. However, it is an intriguing tussle for central midfield slots among Napoli teammates Inler, Valon Behrami and Blerim Dzemaili.Behrami and Dzemaili stood out in a 1-0 win over Brazil last August. Inler was benched because he would be suspended for a subsequent World Cup qualifier, so Hitzfeld paired the other two.advertisementInler soon returned and, celebrating his 30th birthday in Brazil after the group stage ends, should be in his prime.FABIAN SCHAERSwitzerland has often seemed to lack a world-class central defender in recent years. Fabian Schaer might be the solution.The 22-year-old Schaer has impressed in only his second season with Swiss champion FC Basel and since making his international debut against Brazil.With excellent long-range passing and the composure to take penalties for his club, Schaer has also scored three times in his first three national team matches.Defensively, Schaer is still developing and has missed valuable playing time with knee and ankle injuries since December.Schaer has already been linked with Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal and a good World Cup could make him the latest big sale by Basel.STEPHAN LICHTSTEINERStephan Lichtsteiner is a modern right-back with old school qualities.The Juventus player overlaps in attack, gets crosses in, scores his share of goals and does not shirk when the game gets feisty.Indeed, Lichtsteiner was a big reason that Brazil collectively lost its cool when losing to the Swiss last August.First-half flashes down Lichtsteiner’s right flank irked Neymar and Marcelo and let Switzerland know it had got under the skin of the World Cup hosts.A big-game attitude developed with the Italian champions should serve Switzerland’s needs well.HARIS SEFEROVICCentral striker might be the one position coach Ottmar Hitzfeld is most undecided about.Haris Seferovic was the No. 9 Hitzfeld thought he had. The Real Sociedad forward earned a run of selections by scoring a 90th-minute winner against Cyprus in qualifying last June.Seferovic led the attack in the remaining qualifiers but did not add to his tally. Then he spent the night of his 22nd birthday in February in a Spanish police cell with his wife after a public disturbance.Two weeks later, Hitzfeld gave Josip Drmic another chance in a friendly against Croatia, and the Nuremberg forward scored twice.Seferovic can win back his coach’s trust by recapturing his early-season form.last_img read more

first_imgHotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Utah Jazz roll over short-handed Miami Heat Curry said he was surprised by the reaction to his remarks, made in casual conversation with teammate Andre Iguodala, Atlanta Hawks player Vince Carter and Kent Bazemore and co-host Annie Finberg — the topics ranging from dinosaurs to golf clubs.“We ever been to the moon?” Curry asked, with several fellow guests answering “no”.“They’re going to come get us, I don’t think so either,” Curry said, then added: “Sorry, I don’t want to start conspiracies.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “I was silently protesting how stupid it was that people actually took that quote and made it law as, ‘Oh my God, he’s a fake-moon-landing truther’ whatever you want to call it, yada, yada, yada,” Curry said.While Curry professed surprise that anyone took his conspiracy theory comments seriously, the two-time NBA Most Valuable Player said he will be happy to accept an invitation from NASA to tour the agency’s facilities, including the lunar lab at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“One thousand percent,” he said of accepting the offer. “I am definitely going to take (NASA) up on their offer. I am going to educate myself first hand on everything that NASA has done and shine a light on their tremendous work over the years.“And hopefully people understand that education is power, informing yourself is power. For kids out there that hang on every word that we say, understand that you should not believe something just because somebody says it. You should do your homework and understand what you actually believe.” LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts during their game against the Washington Wizards at ORACLE Arena on October 24, 2018 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPGolden State Warriors star Stephen Curry walked back his moon-walk skepticism Wednesday, saying he was joking when he suggested the lunar landings were a hoax.“Obviously, I was joking when I was talking on the podcast,” Curry told ESPN on Wednesday, after his causal comments on the “Winging It” podcast sparked stratospheric reactions.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more