Category: newsSource: davaotoday davaotodaySep 14th, 2017

Selective outrage: Trump criticizes Franken, silent on Moore

      WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump is displaying selective outrage over allegations of sexual harassment against prominent men in politics, as his own tortured past lingers over his response. Trump moved quickly Thursday to condemn accusations against Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken as "really bad," but he has remained conspicuously silent on the more serious claims leveled against Roy Moore, the Republican in Alabama's special Senate race who faces allegations he sexually assaulted teenage girls decades ago. Trump has repeatedly declined to follow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan in calling on Moore to qui...Keep on reading: Selective outrage: Trump criticizes Franken, silent on Moore.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

NUJP calls out Sasot for outrage on BBC reporter

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines is appalled by the utterly uncalled for and, in the end, unjustified public confrontation pro-administration social media enabler Sass Rogando Sasot forced on BBC Southeast Asia correspondent Jonathan Head as she took umbrage over the British network’s interview of Jover Laurio, who is behind the anti-administration Pinoy […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

Italian priest tells raped girl she asked for it

ROME, Italy – An Italian priest prompted outrage on Thursday, November 9, by going on Facebook to tell a girl who said she had been raped that it was her fault for getting drunk and hanging around with immigrants. "I'm sorry but if you swim in the piranha tank you cannot ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2017

Twitter purists mourn end of 140-character limit on posts

WASHINGTON, United States --- It was a sad day for Twitter purists, dismayed that the 140-character limit restricting users on the social media platform to crisp, succinct posts had been doubled to a gaudy 280. And they have been expressing their outrage -- how else? -- with short tweets and hashtags like #140forlife. "Personally, I enjoyed the challenge of fitting my thoughts into 140 characters!" tweeted Weather Channel meteorologist Maria LaRosa, with the hashtag #lessismore. "Like some baby boomers still rocking the flip phone, I'll still be rocking #140characters," added Fox News journalist Jim MacKay. Roger Cox, who handles community relations for the police departm...Keep on reading: Twitter purists mourn end of 140-character limit on posts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

Fellow actors defend Finn Wolfhard for refusing fan picture

Celebrities have come to the defense of teen actor Finn Wolfhard after an adult fan called him "heartless" for refusing a picture. In a now-private post, a netizen shared a video of the 14-year-old as he entered his building. The netizen wrote, "Imagine being 14 and heartless that you can't even stop for your fans who made you famous in the first place! WOW." "Game of Thrones" actress Sophie Turner expressed outrage for Wolfhard. Damn... seeing fully grown adults wait outside the 'Stranger Things' kids' hotels etc , and then abuse them when they don't stop for them... --- Sophie Turner (@SophieT) November 6, 2017 And how dare you shun and demean that child when they...Keep on reading: Fellow actors defend Finn Wolfhard for refusing fan picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Trump dump delights peckish Japanese koi fish, outrages Twitter

US President DonaldTrumpsparked a feeding frenzy on social media Monday when he was photographed dumping a box of fish food into a pond ofkoicarp during his trip to Japan. Trumpand his Japanese host Shinzo Abe began by delicately spooning out the food into the pond to the waitingkoi, which had been rounded up by a clapping Japanese aide. The US leader apparently lost patience with this method and upended his entire wooden box into the pond. The incident caused outrage among fish lovers on Twitter, with many pointing out that fish cannot absorb a large amount of food at a time. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, standing just behindTrump, appeared to break out in lau...Keep on reading: Trump dump delights peckish Japanese koi fish, outrages Twitter.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2017

Indonesian sport pitting dogs against wild boars sparks outrage

A sadistic sport involving staged fights between dogs and captive wild boars in Indonesia has caught the ire of animal rights activists. Known among locals as "abu bagong" (boar fighting), the sickening practice takes place around bamboo-walled arenas in the remote parts of Java island, where the animals are forced to fight until one is left injured or dying. Villagers in attendance bet on the dogs to kill the boars, while owners of the winning canines could receive as much $2,000 (over P100,000), The Independent reports. Surviving boars live to fight another day, but will return to the arena once healed. Losers, however, will be butchered and sold for meat. "The vicious and exploi...Keep on reading: Indonesian sport pitting dogs against wild boars sparks outrage.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Pulse Asia: Duterte retains big majority approval, trust ratings

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte’s has retained his big majority approval and trust ratings despite public outrage over alleged police abuse i.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 13th, 2017

Streep, Dench voice outrage at Weinstein sex harassment revelations

Streep, Dench voice outrage at Weinstein sex harassment revelations.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2017

After drawing flak, 7 senators also file resolution on EJKs

MANILA, Philippines — The seven senators, who received public outrage for not signing the resolution urging the government to stop “senseless” killings, file.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2017

Anger as Swedish neo-Nazis prepare for Yom Kippur march – Al Jazeera

Swedish anti-racist politicians, watchdog groups and Jewish organisations have expressed anger as self-professed National Socialists prepare for a rally slated to take place on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur in the country's second-largest city. The Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM), which anti-racist organisations describe as neo-Nazis, is holding a demonstration on September 30 in Gothenburg, which is located on Sweden's western coast. They have dubbed the event &'8220;Revolt against the traitors&'8221;. The event will be a rally against &'8220;the politicians in the Swedish parliament as well as the European Parliament&'8221; who &'8220;have flung our nation's borders wide open to an unprecedented invasion&'8221;, the NRM said in a statement, referring to the country's acceptance of refugees and migrants fleeing war and economic devastation in recent years. The statement added, &'8220;Today's politicians and journalists are nothing short of robbers and traitors!&'8221; At the time of publication, the NRM had not replied to Al Jazeera's repeated requests for additional comment. Linda Snecker, a spokesperson for Sweden's Left Party, described the NRM as &'8220;a threat against our democracy and open society&'8221;. Speaking to Al Jazeera by telephone, she said, &'8220;It's a threat against all of us who are anti-racists, who are feminists, [and those] who celebrate LGBTQ society. The neo-Nazis are a threat against all of those values that we believe and fight for.&'8221; Police have changed the NRM's planned route, prompting the group to hold a flash demonstration in Gothenburg on September 17, with some 60 demonstrators marching through the city centre. In a video posted on the NRM's YouTube channel, the demonstrators waved flags and chanted against immigration. When angry passers-by confronted them, an NRM protester threw a woman to the pavement. Although the NRM has been active for two decades, Snecker said the group is attempting to capitalise on the rise of the far-right Sweden Democrats Party, which has 49 seats in the national legislature, and the wave of far-right populism that has hit parts of Europe and the US in recent years. &'8220;Their agenda is violence, to scare people, to show you can't protest against them and that they have a violent capacity,&'8221; she said. &'8220;That's really scary.&'8221; The demonstration was set to pass near a synagogue in the city centre, which has prompted faith leaders to express concern for the city's Jewish community. However, a court ruled on Monday that the route would have to be changed. Aron Verstandig, chairman of The Official Council of Swedish Jewish Communities, and Allan Stutzinky, chairman of the Jewish Community in Gothenburg, decried the police's decision to grant the NRM a permit in an opinion article published by the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper earlier this month. &'8220;Aside from out of fear for our own security, it evokes uncomfortable associations for us Jews. During the Holocaust, it wasn't unusual for the German Nazis to conduct their horrendous atrocities on the most important days of the Jewish calendar,&'8221; they wrote. Henrik Dahlberg, a media spokesperson for the City of Gothenburg, said it does not have the legal authority to prevent the march from taking place. &'8220;Demonstrations such as this one have a very strong protection in the Swedish constitution,&'8221; he told Al Jazeera by email. &'8220;Therefore, the march in and of itself cannot be stopped.&'8221; In 2016, the anti-racist magazine Expo documented 3,064 instances of neo-Nazi activities in Sweden. The bulk of the activities involved spreading propaganda, such as distributing flyers and posting stickers. In a December 2016 study that examined the profiles of 159 NRM members, Expo found that more than a quarter of them had previously been charged with violent crimes, while 56 percent had been convicted of a crime. Explaining that the group had grown in recent years, Expo added that a third of active NRM members in 2015 had not previously had any documented connections to neo-Nazi organisations. Last week, Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven called for action to combat the rise in far-right activity in the country. &'8220;When we now see an escalation of these extremist forces, and we are moving towards a normalization of racist parties too, then we must do something,&'8221; he said. Daniel Wiklander, Expo's acting managing editor, described the NRM's upcoming demonstration as &'8220;an outrage&'8221;. Wiklander explains that the NRM draws on the ideological traditions of the German National Socialists, American white supremacist groups that were prevalent in the 1980s and other European fascist organisations that were active in the lead-up to and during World War II. &'8220;At this point, it's the only national socialist organisation, but they exist within a larger white nationalist and far-right alignment,&'8221; he said. &'8220;For a long time, they were a fringe movement because they were very hostile to [far-right] competition and mostly stuck to their own. In the last 10 years, they've [benefited from] different [white supremacist] groups coming together.&'8221; The NRM was founded as the Swedish Resistance Movement in 1997 by Klas Lund, who has previously spent time in prison for bank robbery and manslaughter for the 1986 killing of an anti-racist organiser who intervened to stop the harassment of migrants. More recently, the NRM has established a branch in neighbouring Finland, where its members have attacked anti-racist demonstrations and LGBTQ pride events. The group advocates Sweden's exit from the European Union, the mass deportation of all refugees and migrants and what it describes as &'8220;Nordic self-sufficiency&'8221; based on National Socialist ideology, among other far-right policies. In July 2017, a court in [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2017

‘Are you your brother’s killer?

MANILA, Philippines — Amid the mourning and outrage over the hazing death of University of Santo Tomas (UST) law student Horacio Tomas Castillo III, student.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017



Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsSep 14th, 2017

Duterte: Government will pursue cases vs Caloocan cops

MANILA, Philippines — Amid outrage at the deaths of two teenagers at the hands of Caloocan City police, President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday stressed the g.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 6th, 2017

Funeral fuels outrage vs EJK

Funeral fuels outrage vs EJK.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 26th, 2017

But will it last?

Is that public outrage, at last?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2017

Rody not backing down despite drug war outrage

MANILA, Philippines - Despite the outrage caused by the killing of a teenager who, many believe, was a victim of police brutality, President Duterte is not a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2017

DOJ s Aguirre sets probe into killing of 17-year-old boy

MANILA, Philippines — Amid outrage over the killing of a 17-year-old by cops, the Department of Justice directed its branch, the National Bureau of Investiga.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2017

Lawmakers threaten to scrap P900-M drug fund

MANILA, Philippines - Several congressmen yesterday expressed outrage over the death of more than 60 drug suspects in the past two days, including a Grade 11.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Senators to probe surge in drug hits

Caloocan teen’s killing sparks outrage.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017