Kawhi Leonard

May 10, 2012 Edition

Michelle Fernandez

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  1. Obama supports same-sex marriage

    In an interview with ABC News, US President Barack Obama said gay marriages “should be legal.”  He said, “Over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family who are in incredibly committed and monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together … at a certain point, I’ve just concluded that for me, personally, it is important to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.”  He said this one day after North Carolina voted to support an amendment that rules out gay marriages.

    Read more on the reaction on Rappler and its possible political impact on the LA Times

  2. 6 day Dow losing streak because of euro concerns

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell for a 6th straight day following political uncertainties in Greece and concerns about the health of Spanish banks.  The 6 day losing streak is the longest since August, losing 444 points or 3.3%.  Investors dumped the euro, which stumbled for an 8th consecutive day, the longest losing streak since October 2008.

    Read more on the Wall Street Journal.  

  3. Corona Trial drama becomes personal

    Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona will testify in his trial, but his lawyer says he will make it personal – dragging in President Benigno Aquino III.  Also expected to come to a head: a confrontation with former SC Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales, now the Ombudsman who led the investigation into Corona’s alleged $10 million.  Carpio-Morales is a relative of the man Corona identified as his rival in the High Tribunal: Antonio Carpio.  

    It’s the top story in Rappler’s Newscast.  Read more on Rappler.  

  4. Media blunders: Tulfo brothers, Mo Twister & an Inquirer caption

    HARD-HITTING. Ramon Tulfo on air on DWIZ after the NAIA fist fight. Photo by Patricia Evangelista

    The Philippines internet community sparked a buzz that had near-immediate real-world consequences Wednesday in three media cases on television, radio and print.  TV5 suspends the Tulfo brothers for 2 days for threatening celebrity couple Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barreto.  Magic 89.9 suspends DJ Mo Twister and his co-hosts from their radio program for 2 weeks.  The Inquirer changes its photo caption after a vigorous online reaction, calling it anti-Muslim.

    Read more about the Tulfo suspensionthe Twitter joke that went wrong for Mo Twister, and the Inquirer’s photo caption all on Rappler.

  5. Chinese and Filipinos jump into fray

    GLOBAL PROTESTS. Filipino groups will stage protests outside Chinese embassies worldwide on May 11 in connection to the ongoing Scarborough Shoal dispute.

    The Chinese and Filipinos are jumping into the standoff between China and the Philippines over a contested shoal in the South China Sea.  An anchor on China’s state-run television network mistakenly says the Philippines is part of China, triggering online conversations which reflect growing nationalist sentiment including this statement on its micro-blogging site “if every Chinese spat once, we could drown (the Philippines).” On the other hand, Filipinos are plannning protests against China on Friday, May 11.  On Tuesday, China’s embassy in Manila warned its citizens to stay off Manila streets during the planned protests, expected to reach about 1,000.

    Read more about the anchor mistake and Chinese reactions and the planned protests tomorrow on Rappler.  For more on the Chinese warning to its citizens, read more on Reuters  

  6. US spy chief cracks down on leaks to reporters

    It’s a juicy story about a CIA double agent who infiltrated al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen, AQAP, worked his way to becoming THE suicide bomber at a critical point – when a new, sophisticated, nonmetallic underwear bomb was slated for operations against the US.  Instead of carrying out the attack, he handed over the bomb to the CIA!  Now the top US spy chief wants to plug the leaks to reporters, saying it could endanger operations.  The bomb was believed to have been created by Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, who survived a drone strike last year, is suspected of building bombs for at least 3 other plots against the US, including the 2009 Christmas day takeover of a Detroit airliner.

    Read more about the internal intelligence review on Rappler.

  7. Hospital live tweets brain surgery

    In February, Rappler wrote about a hospital that live-tweeted open heart surgery.  On Wednesday, a hospital in Houston used multiple social media platforms to broadcast live the removal of a brain tumor from a 21-year-old patient.  The operation is supposed to eliminate seizures.  Dr. Dong Kim said the operation is available on various social media platforms to teach and to help the public.  Members of the hospital staff live-tweeted from the operating room.  There was a video camera which showed overview shots as well as digital photos.  The material was sared on Twitter, YouTube, TwitPic, CoverItLive and Pinterest.

    See the social media feeds of the operation, pictures and video on Memorial-Hermann’s site.  

  8. Ustream CEO: We were attacked by Russia

    Could Russia have shut down US online video streaming service, Ustream?  Its CEO tells the Daily Beast there have been 3 attacks in the past 6 months and calls it “an attack on the freedom of the internet.”  The target Wednesday were citizen journalists in Moscow who were livestreaming protests against Russian President Vladimir Putin.  Sophisticated distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks using 25,000 servers based mostly in Russia, Kazakhstan and Iran kept Ustream offline for about 9 hours.  Rappler’s livestream of its newscast Wednesday was affected by the attacks.

    Read more on the Daily Beast.  

  9. Facebook stressing youth?

    A J. Walter Thompson survey of youths between the ages of 19 and 26 in Singapore, China and the US shows that more than half of those surveyed found their social media obligations too demanding!  The survey said the youths felt pressure to “like” the posts of their friends which kept many of them online for growing amounts of time.  “Young adults are super wired, and that’s created an ever-present social obligation that’s starting to wear them down. They feel they have to look at and ‘like’ their friends’ photos and status updates to keep up and show they care,” said Angus Fraser, managing director of JWT Singapore.  Although the Philippines was not included in the study, it’s important because as early as 2010, US-based Comcast named the Philippines the social media capital of the world.

    Read more about the survey on the Wall Street Journal.  

  10. Inspiration and broken records in Palaro 2012

    Rappler continues its live coverage of this year’s Palarong Pambansa, the largest competition for youths in the Philippines.  Natashya Gutierrez and her team in Pangasinan chronicle the numerous records broken this week as well as the dreams and futures being built.  See the full coverage – news, features, schedules and scores on Rappler’s special microsite.

    Watch how scouts & coaches gather at the games to recruit future teams on Rappler.  

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