Holland v Chile: World Cup 2014 – live! | Football | theguardian.com

Peep! Peep! Peeeeeeeeeeeeeep! It’s all over. The Netherlands have won 2-0 and will top Group B, while vanquished Chile will finish second. Arjen Robben was once again immense in this match, with his extraordinary turn of speed proving Chile’s undoing. When he has the ball at his feet, you know exactly what he’s going to do, but there’s very little you can do to stop him.

via Holland v Chile: World Cup 2014 – live! | Football | theguardian.com.

unlawful maritime arrivals…

Read Between the Minds

unlawful maritime arrivals

assumptions of
civility
and
nonviolence
were made
no one
originally
thought
a code of behaviour
would be necessary
but without
a written document
breaches of
our
code of behaviour
have resulted
in
many deaths
and
to our exile
into undesirable
territories of the country
who could’ve guessed
that
european pilgrims
while praising
their god
could be
so
violent

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Afghan Women’s Writing Project | Freedom

Let me breathe my own air

Let me choose my flying wings

Let me rest in the sky’s nest

I’m tired of impure words and hearts

I’m tired from the dance of colors in each face

I’m tired of looking backwards

through barred windows and shame

Let me be myself

Let me live as a human

That I am female should not matter

By Nilofar

via Afghan Women’s Writing Project | Freedom.

Ford to make cars with Heinz tomato skins?!

Ford to make cars with Heinz tomato skins?!

Heinz and Ford are exploring the idea of using tomato skins, a by-product in ketchup production, to make cars.

The concept is surprising, but Ford could make use of the by-product.  They could make the plastic parts for the cars with plastic that does not need petrol.

Heinz uses over 2 million tomatoes per year to make ketchup, this creates a lot of waste as the skin, pips and vines are not used.

via Ford to make cars with Heinz tomato skins?!.

Homeless in Germany given the boot | Germany | DW.DE | 23.06.2014

{Article, itself demonstrates social view of German homelessness – featured is a depressed former gambler and no discussion about range of reasons why so many are homeless and how they got that way.}

Germany’s umbrella organization for housing assistance (BAGW) says the number of people without a domicile in Germany has gone up dramatically over the last few years. In 2012, 284,000 people had nowhere to live – a rise of 15 percent compared to 2010. And BAGW expects that figure to rise again by a further 30 percent to 380,000 by 2016.

via Homeless in Germany given the boot | Germany | DW.DE | 23.06.2014.

Severe weather warnings for blizzard conditions and damaging winds in NSW, ACT and Victoria – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Summer in the city and fields for US but down-under… Severe weather warnings for blizzard conditions and damaging winds have been issued for a large area of south-eastern Australia.

Extreme conditions are expected to hit the NSW Snowy Mountains, parts of the South West Slopes and the ACT ranges tonight and tomorrow.

Meanwhile Victoria is bracing for more destructive winds tonight and tomorrow after being battered for the last 24 hours.

via Severe weather warnings for blizzard conditions and damaging winds in NSW, ACT and Victoria – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

Israel: Policeman killed in April shot by freed Shalit deal prisoner | Maan News Agency

{Announced now to justify calls for going back on deal to exchange hostage and release imprisoned.}

Israeli forces arrested Ziad Awad, 42, and his 18-year-old son, on May 7 and they were charged in a military court on Monday, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Ziad is a former prisoner who was released in the 2011 Gilad Shalit deal.

Israeli police officer Baruch Mizrahi was shot dead while he was driving near Hebron in the southern West Bank on April 14. His wife and son were also injured in the shooting.

via Israel: Policeman killed in April shot by freed Shalit deal prisoner | Maan News Agency.

Settlers vandalize 12 Palestinian cars in East Jerusalem | Maan News Agency

Settlers vandalized 12 Palestinian vehicles and a school bus in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina on Monday, locals said.

Owners of the vehicles told Ma’an that three masked settlers raided the al-Ashqariya neighborhood at 3 a.m. and punctured tires on 12 cars.

The settlers also sprayed “Death to Arabs” and “Revenge” on a school bus and another private vehicle.

Local resident Mahmoud Shanak told Ma’an that this is the first incident of its kind in al-Ashqariya.

The damaged vehicles belong to Riyad al-Halwani, Ramadan Bader, Mahmoud al-Shanak, Muhammad al-Shanak, Alaa al-Leftawi, Ulfat al-Bakri, Muhammad Hussein Barqan, Nisreen Hamad, Younes Ghazawi and Issa Jabarin.

via Settlers vandalize 12 Palestinian cars in East Jerusalem | Maan News Agency.