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‘Moral panic’ targets Indonesia’s LGBT community

JAKARTA, Indonesia--- Indonesian Budi Ahmad used to live openly as a gay man without fear of becoming a target for violence in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation. Not any more. The country of 260 million is in the grip of a moral panic, with critics saying the vulnerable LGBT minority is being used as a political punching bag in the run-up to 2019 elections. Hardline rhetoric and a string of arrests have raised fears among the community. "There could be more persecution and we're scared that the public might become vigilantes," said Ahmad, who agreed to speak to AFP using a pseudonym. The 29-year-old, from a small town in the province of West Sumatra, said family ...Keep on reading: ‘Moral panic’ targets Indonesia’s LGBT community.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 18th, 2018Related News

UAAP: Even in coaching, Ateneo has a next man up

Ateneo de Manila University was yet again not at full strength on Wednesday at the MOA Arena. And yet, the Blue Eagles had more than enough to pound on University of Sto. Tomas by 40 points, 102-62. Throughout the tournament, the defending champions have had to overcome the absences of the likes of Thirdy Ravena, Raffy Verano, and Nieto twins Mike and Matt for certain contests. And this time around, they had to make up for the absence of head coach Tab Baldwin who was not in the venue due to an illness. “It’s kind of funny that we (have been) missing a lot of players for the season tapos ngayon, coach naman yung wala,” assistant coach Sandy Arrespacochaga, who called the shots instead, said post-game. Just like they did when some of their players were missing, though, Ateneo did not panic and stood tall. And just as Tyler Tio stepped up when Nieto wasn’t around and William Navarro came through when Ravena and Verano were out, coach Sandy did his best to make sure they didn’t skip a beat. Of course, the always amiable mentor had help from the players. “We’re happy with the win because one of the first things we told them is that coach Tab (isn’t here), but his system is already in place,” he said. Indeed, the Blue Eagles just did what coach Tab would have expected from them, scoring 16 unanswered points in the first six minutes and never looking back. “We wanted the players to step up because this time around, next man up was everyone else as the shoe we’re trying to fill was coach Tab’s,” coach Sandy said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 14th, 2018Related News

California bar shooting: Remembering the dead

THOUSAND OAKS, California --- One was a veteran police officer who didn't hesitate to run toward danger. Another had survived the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Others include two friends who loved off-roading, a Marine veteran who dedicated his life to service and a recent college graduate who worked with children with special needs. They were among a dozen people killed in a shooting at a country music bar in suburban Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Authorities believe the gunman, Ian David Long, ultimately killed himself. READ:Bar shooting scene of panic, heroism as 13 die Ron Helus: 'Cop's cop' Ventura County sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus was talking to his...Keep on reading: California bar shooting: Remembering the dead.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 11th, 2018Related News

Woman charged over Australia strawberry needle scare

SYDNEY, Australia – A woman has been charged after a "complex" investigation into an Australian strawberry scare where needles were found stuck into the fruit, police said Sunday, November 11, in a crisis that sparked nationwide panic. Queensland state authorities offered a large reward and the national government raised jail terms ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 11th, 2018Related News

Bar shooting scene of panic, heroism as 13 die

          THOUSAND OAKS, California --- Survivors of the bar shooting are describing moments of panic and heroism as a gunman turned a dance floor into a killing zone.   Nineteen-year-old Tayler Whitler says she was dancing and her friends were at a table by the door as the gunman opened fire.   She says everyone yelled "Get down!" and it was silent for a couple seconds, then she heard "Get up, he's coming!" and people were trampling on each other to get out.   Nineteen-year-old Erika Sigman found herself hiding with a group of strangers, and they were holding her hands.   She says "there is a lot of ...Keep on reading: Bar shooting scene of panic, heroism as 13 die.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 8th, 2018Related News

IN PHOTOS: Panic! At The Disco Manila concert 2018

Grammy-nominee and multi-platinum selling superband Panic! At The Disco recently brought their massive “Pray For The Wicked Tour” to the Philippines......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 7th, 2018Related News

BLOGTABLE: More concern over Rockets or Thunder?

NBA.com blogtable Who's in more trouble right now, the Rockets or the Thunder? * * * Steve Aschburner: Right now? “Right now” doesn’t much matter because it is, in fact, early. But what Houston is going through is more than a right-now problem. First, the switcheroo in its ratings -- essentially mirror images of last year’s, from a plus of 8.4 in 2017-18 to a minus 9.6 now -- is elevator-shaft stuff. Naturally, since James Harden has missed two games, the offense is sputtering. But the defense? That became an issue when Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute left in the summer. And given the expectations -- and four home losses by an average of more than 17 points -- PANIC CAN’T BE FAR AWAY! If I were Minnesota, I’d be on the phone constantly with Rockets GM Daryl Morey, because his team’s need for Jimmy Butler is growing by the day, presumably dragging the price right with it. Shaun Powell: Given that the stakes are higher in Houston -- nobody with a basketball pulse figured OKC would compete for a title this year -- the choice is easily the Rockets. They lost defensive coach Jeff Bzdelika, Luc Mbah a Moute and Trevor Ariza and replaced those defensive specialists with Carmelo Anthony and Michael Carter-Williams. They've gone from No. 7 in Defensive Rating to No. 24 this season, which might be the new normal for them this season. Not sure if the Rockets will be one game from the Finals again this season. John Schuhmann: After another ugly loss on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time), it's got to be Houston, because, with the four-year, $160 million contract they just gave a 33-year-old Chris Paul, they're all-in on being a title contender. They've been without one starting guard or the other during this four-game losing streak, but they were 21-11 with one of the two and not the other last season. There are a couple of real concerns even when they're completely healthy. No. 1: They lost too much defensively with the departures of Trevor Ariza, Luc Mbah a Moute and assistant coach Jeff Bzdelik, and the player departures have forced them to play forwards that just aren't good enough on end of the floor or the other. No. 2: How good they were in isolation last season (setting a record, by a wide margin, for iso efficiency) was unsustainable. You can be sure that GM Daryl Morey won't stand pat and that the Rockets' roster will not be the same in March as it is now. Maybe they can add two-way talent by trading a bunch of picks (going more all-in than they already are), but that's easier said than done. Sekou Smith: The Rockets by a mile. Given the immense expectations that accompanied them into training camp, both internally and beyond, their early-season struggles dwarf those plaguing the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Rockets tweaked what was beautiful team chemistry from a season ago for absolutely no reason at all. We will never know what might have happened in the Western Conference finals if Chris Paul hadn't gone down with a hamstring injury late in Game 5. And the Rockets made sure of it when they let perfect fits Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute go and added Carmelo Anthony. You can dive into the metrics all you want, but this is a chemistry problem that has nothing to do with crunching numbers. The Rockets sauntered into this season like a team that won something last season. That's a dangerous space to be occupy in a sport where the championship window for most contenders often vanishes quickly. The Rockets are searching for a quick fix (like a deal for Jimmy Butler in exchange for four first-round picks) in an effort to turn things around. They better hurry up and figure it out before the hole they've dug for themselves gets deeper......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 1st, 2018Related News

BLOGTABLE: Are there any coaches feeling the heat?

NBA.com blogtable The Cavs fired Ty Lue after an 0-6 start. Any other coaches out there who could be feeling the heat? * * * Steve Aschburner: This is as scientific a question as we get at the Blogtable lab. The methodology for answering: Work from the bottom of the standings up. Compare records to expectations. Factor in the years and money remaining on the coach’s contract, and voila! So in the West, I’m wondering about the Lakers’ Luke Walton (given the impatient LeBron factor) and OKC’s Billy Donovan. Washington’s Scott Brooks has an underachieving team on his hands in the East but three years on his contract. None of the other teams under water in that conference is fretting, with either low expectations, newish coaches or, in Miami’s case, a proven commodity and one of the league’s best. Shaun Powell:  Better keep an eye on Scott Brooks in Washington, especially if the Wizards go in the tank during their upcoming homestand. Not that he's the issue -- the Wizards have awful roster chemistry -- but you know how this usually ends. John Schuhmann: There are a few other teams off to disappointing starts, but I won't speculate on the job status of any coaches, which can be affected by internal relationships or the coach's contract status as much as it is by on-court success or failure. Sekou Smith: Cleveland's panic move to fire Tyronn Lue just six games into this season should not set off a vigorous round of coach purging. This was a very specific situation the Cavaliers were dealing with, what with the departure of LeBron James in free agency. That said, seats could be heating up in Washington and Minnesota. The Wizards have been disappointing early on and the Timberwolves are still operating with the uncertainty of the Jimmy Butler situation hanging over everything. As we all know, a coach's fate often rides the frantic rails of an owner or general manager's whims. So seats that aren't particularly warm now could heat up depending on what transpires between now and Christmas Day......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 1st, 2018Related News

PANIC! AT THE DISCO – Bohemian Rhapsody (LIVE in MANILA 2018) – Manila Video

102018 | Pray For The Wicked Tour in Manila source link: PANIC! AT THE DISCO – Bohemian Rhapsody (LIVE in MANILA 2018) – Manila Video.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 22nd, 2018Related News

PANIC! AT THE DISCO – Girls/Girls/Boys (LIVE in MANILA 2018) – Manila Video

102018 | Pray For The Wicked Tour in Manila source link: PANIC! AT THE DISCO – Girls/Girls/Boys (LIVE in MANILA 2018) – Manila Video.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 22nd, 2018Related News

PANIC! AT THE DISCO – I Write Sins Not Tragedies (LIVE in MANILA 2018) – Manila Video

102018 | Pray For The Wicked Tour in Manila source link: PANIC! AT THE DISCO – I Write Sins Not Tragedies (LIVE in MANILA 2018) – Manila Video.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 22nd, 2018Related News

SAY AMEN (Saturday Night) – Panic! at the Disco (Manila 2018) – Manila Video

PANIC! AT THE DISCO: Pray For The Wicked Tour Live in Manila! October 20, 2018 | MOA Arena Presented by: MMI Live #PrayForTheWickedTourMNL source link: SAY AMEN (Saturday Night) – Panic! at the Disco (Manila 2018) – Manila Video.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 21st, 2018Related News

THIS IS GOSPEL – Panic! at the Disco (Manila 2018) – Manila Video

PANIC! AT THE DISCO: Pray For The Wicked Tour Live in Manila! October 20, 2018 | MOA Arena Presented by: MMI Live #PrayForTheWickedTourMNL source link: THIS IS GOSPEL – Panic! at the Disco (Manila 2018) – Manila Video.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 21st, 2018Related News

IV of Spades meets Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie

IV of Spades meets Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 21st, 2018Related News

NINE IN THE AFTERNOON – Panic! at the Disco (Manila 2018) – Manila Video

Panic! at the Disco: Pray For The Wicked Tour Live in Manila! October 20, 2018 | MOA Arena Presented by: MMI Live #PrayForTheWickedTourMNL source link: NINE IN THE AFTERNOON – Panic! at the Disco (Manila 2018) – Manila Video.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 21st, 2018Related News

Panic! At The Disco – This Is Gospel (Manila) – Manila Video

Panic! At The Disco – Pray for the Wicked Tour in Manila 10.20.18 MOA Arena Lower Box No Copyright intended source link: Panic! At The Disco – This Is Gospel (Manila) – Manila Video.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 21st, 2018Related News

High Hopes – Panic! At The Disco – Pray For The Wicked Tour Manila – Manila Video

#PFTWTourManila High Hopes by Panic! At The Disco live at Mall Of Asia Arena. Manila, Philippines. October 20, 2018 Thank you so much Panic! At The Disco. It’s been years since I first heard your music and I still love it until this day. Money and time well spent. Will make a vlog about this… link: High Hopes – Panic! At The Disco – Pray For The Wicked Tour Manila – Manila Video.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 20th, 2018Related News

IV of Spades to open for Panic! At The Disco in Manila

MANILA, Philippines – IV of Spades, the Filipino band that quickly rose to local music scene fame, sure isn’t holding back on their success. Warner Music Philippines  said on Tuesday, October 16 that the musical trio composed of Zild Benitez (bass/vocals), Blaster Silonga (guitars), and Badjao ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 17th, 2018Related News

Quake kills three people in Indonesia’s Java, rattles Bali

NUSA DUA, Indonesia — A magnitude 6 earthquake struck off the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, killing three people in Java and damaging some buildings while causing panic among residents. The quake, located in the Bali Sea, also shook buildings on the resort island and some residents […] The post Quake kills three people in Indonesia’s Java, rattles Bali appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopOct 11th, 2018Related News

Gecko makes ‘bazillion calls’ from Hawaiian hospital

Getting butt-dialed is both amusing and annoying, but getting gecko-dialed is in a league of its own. The tiny animal made "a bazillion calls" from a Hawaiian hospital phone on Friday, causing panic to people receiving the calls. Marine mammal veterinarian Dr. Claire Simeone took to Twitter on Oct. 5 to share the unusual story she experienced with a small green gecko. On Oct. 4 Simeone said she suddenly started getting multiple calls from their Ke Kai Ola, the Hawaiian monk seal hospital of the Marine Mammal Center. The first time she picked up the call there was only silence. She then got nine more calls from the hospital in the next 15 minutes, which caused her to panic. She ...Keep on reading: Gecko makes ‘bazillion calls’ from Hawaiian hospital.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 6th, 2018Related News