The Gun Report: May 7, 2014 – NYTimes.com

Last Saturday, 26-year-old Stephen Guillermo had just returned from a night of drinking when he tried to enter the fifth-floor apartment he shared with his mother and two younger siblings in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco. But he mistakenly got off on the third floor, and the apartment he thought was his belonged to Amisi Sudi Kachepa, a 68-year-old retired security guard, who shot Guillermo to death.

It doesn’t appear that Guillermo was able to gain entry into Kachepa’s apartment; he was reportedly shot while still in the hall. Kachepa was arrested on Saturday but released yesterday without charge, angering the victim’s family. Yesterday at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors, family members called on prosecutors to file charges against Kachepha.

“His fatal mistake was getting off on the wrong floor,” Emil Guillermo, the victim’s cousin, told the Board of Supervisors. Outside the meeting, he told reporters, “We shouldn’t make it easy for people to use guns without consequences.”

The victim’s family had lived in the apartment for 18 years. Stephen, the family’s breadwinner, was set to graduate from San Francisco State University with a degree in international relations in June.

via The Gun Report: May 7, 2014 – NYTimes.com.

IWS Documented News DAILY POSTINGS: [IWS] Catalyst: INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP: THE VIEW FROM SIX COUNTRIES [7 May 2014]

It showed that employees—both women and men—who felt included were more likely to report going above and beyond the call of duty and suggest new product ideas and ways of getting work done. The report also identified four leadership behaviors that predicted whether or not employees felt included.

·         In all six countries studied, the more included employees felt, the more likely they were to propose new ideas and be more supportive of one another (something researchers call team citizenship).

o    In China, employee perceptions of inclusion accounted for 78% of innovation and 71% of team citizenship.

o    In Mexico, they accounted for 51% of innovation and 60% of team citizenship.

o    In India, they accounted for 62% of innovation and 43% of team citizenship.

o    In Australia, Germany and the United States, they accounted for 19% to 22% of innovation, and 29% to 41% of team citizenship.

via IWS Documented News DAILY POSTINGS: [IWS] Catalyst: INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP: THE VIEW FROM SIX COUNTRIES [7 May 2014].

Reaching the Most Vulnerable Survivors of Afghanistan’s Deadly Landslide

Zulfia leads one of those families. She is living now with her five children under a tent distributed by Concern, all of them dressed in the same clothes they were wearing on the day she lost her husband in the landslides. She also lost all her household items and animals.

Jamila, 13, is another. She lost her father a few years ago, and her mother in the landslides. She managed to rescue her four sisters and two brothers. “I am the eldest one in my family now,” she says. “What should I do with my brothers and sisters? How should I look after them?”

via Reaching the Most Vulnerable Survivors of Afghanistan’s Deadly Landslide.

Media Statements – MOH: ’18 New Confirmed Corona Cases Recorded’

The total number of confirmed cases over the past 24 hours: 18 cases

The total number of recovered cases now testing negative: 1 case

The total number of deaths: 4 deaths; 1 death in the last 24 hours and 3 from previous reporting cycles

 

Overview of the Health Status of the Cases:

8 cases haven’t developed any symptoms

3 stable cases

6 cases at the Intensive Care Units

 

Health status of the cases in detail:

A. Riyadh:

 

1.     A 61-year-old man. On 23/3/2014, he was suffering from infection of the blood vessels and was admitted to a government hospital. He was discharged on 23/4/2014. He was readmitted to the same hospital with respiratory syndrome on 30/4/2014. Currently, he is in the ICU. May Allah grant him a speedy recovery.

2.     A 65-year-old woman, suffering from diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and a brain stroke. She was admitted to a government hospital on 12/4/2014 with respiratory symptoms. Her condition deteriorated on 29/4/2014. She passed away on 6/5/2014, may Allah rest her soul.

3.     A 28-year-old woman, suffering from leukemia. She displayed respiratory symptoms on 25/4/2014. On 28/4/2014, she was admitted to a government hospital. Her condition is stable.

4.     A 36-year-old woman. She has been in contact with a confirmed case and has not developed any symptoms.

5.     A 36-year-old man. He has been in contact with a confirmed case and has not developed any symptoms.

 

B. Jeddah:

 

1.     A 28-year-old woman. She displayed respiratory syndrome on 27/4/2014. On 30/4/2014, she was admitted to a private hospital. Now, she is in the ICU. May Allah grant her a speedy recovery.

2.     A 26-year-old woman. She has been in contact with a confirmed case and has not developed any symptoms.

3.     A 36-year-old woman. She has been in contact with a confirmed case and has not developed any symptoms.

4.     A 36-year-old man. He has been in contact with a confirmed case and has not developed any symptoms.

5.     A 57-year-old man. He displayed respiratory symptoms on 24/4/2014 and was admitted to a private hospital. On 3/5/2014, he was discharged from the hospital. On 5/5/2014, he was readmitted to the hospital. Currently, he is in the ICU. May Allah grant him a speedy recovery.

6.     A 10-year-old boy who was in an accident and admitted to a government hospital on 29/4/2014. He was discharged on 2/5/2014 On 4/5/2014, he displayed respiratory symptoms and was readmitted to a government hospital. He is currently in the ICU. May Allah grant him a speedy recovery.

7.     A 32-year-old man. He displayed respiratory symptoms on 4/5/2014 and was admitted to a private hospital on the same day. Currently, he is quarantined at home. He has been in contact with a confirmed case and has not developed any symptoms.

8.     A 54-year-old man. He was suffering from respiratory syndrome on 29/4/2014 and was admitted to a private hospital on 1/5/2014. His condition is stable.

 

C. Makkah

 

1.     A 84-year-old man, suffering from diabetes, hypertension, asthma, and kidney failure. He was admitted to a government hospital on 8/2/1014 with pleural effusion. He displayed respiratory symptoms on 30/4/2014. Currently, he is in the ICU. May Allah grant him a speedy recovery.

D. AlMadinah:

1.     A 42-year-old-man. He displayed mild respiratory symptoms on 3/5/2014. On 5/5/2014, he was admitted to a government hospital. His condition is stable. He was in contact with a confirmed case.

2.     56 year-old-man suffering from hypertension. He has been in contact with a confirmed case, and has not developed any symptoms.

3.     A 77-year-old-man, suffering from diabetes, hypertension, and kidney failure. He has been in contact with a confirmed case, and has not developed any symptoms.

 

E. Najran

1.     A 34-year-old man. He suffered respiratory syndrome on 3/5/2014. On 5/5/2014, he was admitted to a government hospital. He is currently in the ICU. May Allah grant him a speedy recovery.

Deaths from previous cases:

 

1.     A 75-year-old woman passed away on 5/5/2014. She had been previously recorded as a confirmed case in Jeddah. May Allah have mercy upon her.

2.     A 60-year-old man passed away on 6/5/2014. He had been previously recorded as a confirmed case in Jeddah. May Allah have mercy upon her.

3.     A 45-year-old woman passed away on 6/5/2014. She had been previously recorded as a confirmed case in Riyadh. May Allah have mercy upon her.

 

Recovered and discharged cases that previously tested positive and are now negative:

1.     A 16-year-old female who was discharged from a government hospital in Riyadh.

via Media Statements – MOH: ’18 New Confirmed Corona Cases Recorded’.

TV journalist accused of attacking police in Guatemala – Reporters Without Borders

But Cabrera rejected this option, resulting in a postponement until 24 June, when she will be required to demonstrate her innocence and the prosecution will not be required to prove her guilt.

“This procedure poses a very disturbing risk of a large fine or even detention for Cabrera, who is accused of carrying out the very attack of which she was the victim,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk.

“The case is all the more worrying because the burden of proof has been reversed and she does not benefit from the presumption of innocence. The policemen involved in this case should be thoroughly investigated without delay, in order to shed light on this apparent abuse of authority.”

The attack on Cabrera is symptomatic of the violence that journalists face in Guatemala. The creation of a proper mechanism for protecting journalists is one of the main recommendations of the April 2014 report on Guatemala by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

via TV journalist accused of attacking police in Guatemala – Reporters Without Borders.

Jeremy Clarkson and Ukip are not mavericks, but the bullying face of the establishment | Suzanne Moore | Comment is free | The Guardian

What is asked of Clarkson and his posse is no more than we ask of primary-school pupils. Don’t name-call. Respect difference. I don’t pretend all sorts of stuff doesn’t happen outside the classroom, but it is not a bad ideal. Even small children know which discourses are legitimised by the grownups.

Clarkson and the grownup schoolboys know also that every shocking remark is shrapnel. It scatters and wounds multiple targets. If you can say nasty stuff about gay people, then why not about black people? Once you voice the idea that women ask for rape and can’t have careers, the next stage is to get rid of naggy old human rights because women don’t count as human anyway.

We have not been conned by Europe, feminism, political correctness or even bloody wind farms. The biggest con of all is that this coalition of “mavericks” is not seen for what it is. The establishment: in bullying, red-faced self-pitying mode. This is the rich and powerful deriding the powerless while pretending to be heroic victims. It is a revolting, sweaty lie. Let them slap each other’s back into oblivion. Decent blokes do not monetise their ability to pick on those weaker than them, never mind make entire careers out if it.

via Jeremy Clarkson and Ukip are not mavericks, but the bullying face of the establishment | Suzanne Moore | Comment is free | The Guardian.

Lebanese women ‘run forward’ for their rights in Beirut marathon | WNN – Women News Network

This is the second year the women’s marathon has taken place in Beirut. Image: Al Arabiya

Crowds lined the streets of Beirut as a women’s marathon snaked its way through the city this week.

Women from all walks of life – the handicapped, the young and the elderly – participated in the event aimed at empowering women through sports and geared towards reminding women that health is vital.

A number of men also joined in the campaign which ran under the slogan “Run forward, there is no going back” . . .

via Lebanese women ‘run forward’ for their rights in Beirut marathon | WNN – Women News Network.

Researchers determine MERS virus transmission from animals to humans | Vaccine News Daily

{Stop nose to nose contact with camels and no more kissing your camel’s nose?

Could well be that both camels and people are being infected by bats who infect the camels and people – similar to the influenza connection between poultry, pigs, and people in live markets?}

The virologists found that virus levels were very high in the camel’s nasal mucosa and conjunctiva, which they said points to transmission pathways from to humans from those sites.

via Researchers determine MERS virus transmission from animals to humans | Vaccine News Daily.

Conservative Women Argue Sexual Assault Numbers Are Overblown – The Wire

Now, some female conservative pundits are questioning the facts that the White House based its recommendations on — namely, that one in five women will be sexually assaulted by the time they leave college.

via Conservative Women Argue Sexual Assault Numbers Are Overblown – The Wire.

Now can anyone explain why this would be a liberal v. conservative or GOP v. Democrat issue? Are conservatives and GOP so hyper-anti-female rights that they will try and discount seriousness of problem of rape?