Mourning, And Rioting, Over Death In Jerusalem – NYTimes.com

As police tear gas wafted through his East Jerusalem neighborhood, the father of a slain 16-year-old Arab, the possible victim of a Jewish revenge attack, mourned with friends who had come to console him Wednesday on the enclosed porch of his two-story stone house. He had just spent seven hours with police investigators.

“I don’t expect any results,” the father, Hussein Abu Khdeir, 48, said of the investigation into the abduction and killing of his son Muhammad that morning.

via Mourning, And Rioting, Over Death In Jerusalem – NYTimes.com.

Fear as ebola ‘out of control’ in parts of west Africa | World | The Guardian

Described by virologists as a “molecular shark”, ebola is believed to be hosted by the fruit bat, a delicacy in Guinea and Liberia. The current strain is at least the fifth mutation since its discovery in 1976. Diagnosis is often complicated by the fact symptoms mirror those of malaria, common in the region, including fever, vomiting and diarrhoea. Victims sometimes have horrific internal and external bleeding and most die of shock or multiple organ failure, although chances of survival increase dramatically if adequate treatment is received early on. No cure exists for ebola but confirmed cases are first quarantined before undergoing intensive rehydration therapy. Due to its high contagion rate, medical workers should wear head-to-toe biohazard suits even when dealing with dead patients.

via Fear and ignorance as ebola ‘out of control’ in parts of west Africa | World | The Guardian.

Suggestion by head of British drug foundation – Experimental Ebola drugs should be tried in Africa, disease expert says – Yahoo News

{Question should be, or rather statement should be, I am volunteering to take the drug to show it cannot do any harm!}

“If you had a 60 percent chance of dying tomorrow, and there was something that had been tested in healthy volunteers (but not yet tried in patients or approved), would you take it?”

via Experimental Ebola drugs should be tried in Africa, disease expert says – Yahoo News.

Bosch to create thousands of new jobs in Mexico | Business | DW.DE | 02.07.2014

Germany’s Bosch is looking to cash in on burgeoning demand for automobiles in North America by investing 400 million euros ($546 million) in Mexico, the company’s CEO was quoted by a German newspaper as saying on Wednesday.

The world’s largest car-parts maker will make the investments over the next few years, Bosch’s chief executive, Volkmar Denner, told the Stuttgarter Zeitung daily.

Some 3,000 new jobs will also be created

via Bosch to create thousands of new jobs in Mexico | Business | DW.DE | 02.07.2014.

Israeli settlers torch Palestinian farm in ‘price tag’ attack | Maan News Agency

NABLUS (Ma’an) — Israeli settlers early Wednesday set fire to an animal farm in the northern West Bank on Wednesday, a Palestinian official said.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors settler activity in the northern West Bank, told Ma’an that a group of settlers set fire to a sheep farm in Aqraba village south of Nablus at 3 a.m.

Palestinians managed to round up the sheep, but the steel structure surrounding the farm was destroyed by the fire, Daghlas said.

Settlers spray-painted the words “blood vengeance” and “price tag” in Hebrew on the outer walls of the farm, he added.

The farm belongs to Fadi Basim Bani Jabir.

Daghlas said the settlers came from the illegal settlement of Itamar south of Nablus.

Later, in the Bethlehem district, Israeli settlers hurled stones at Palestinian vehicles as they drove on a road near the village of Husan, locals said.

A number of vehicles were hit and sustained damages, they said.

The attacks come in the wake of the burial of three Israeli teens who were found dead in the Hebron district on Monday.

Hours after they were buried on Tuesday, around hundreds of Israelis marched through Jerusalem, stopping cars and shouting “Death to Arabs,” police and witnesses said.

via Israeli settlers torch Palestinian farm in ‘price tag’ attack | Maan News Agency.

Deeply Divided Israel Unites in Grief and Sees a Larger Purpose – NYTimes.com

{No outpouring of care for seven Palestinian youths killed during the search for the three young Israeli youths who were murdered.}

Praising the families’ faith, determination and humanity, Mr. Netanyahu said, “An entire nation stood together and was reminded of who we are and why we are here.”

via Deeply Divided Israel Unites in Grief and Sees a Larger Purpose – NYTimes.com.

On Netanyahu’s head for yesterday’s revenge talk! Possible Revenge Killing Adds to Tension in Israel – NYTimes.com

“The coming days, you can’t expect what will happen — the situation will get worse and worse,” said Ayed Abu Eqtaish, who works with the Palestine section of Defense for Children International. “The occupation and the cycle of violence should be ended to guarantee there is no further loss of life.”

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Mr. Netanyahu spoke before noon with Mr. Aharonovich, the internal security minister, and requested that “investigators act as quickly as possible to find out who stands behind the despicable murder,” according to a statement from the prime minister’s office. Mr. Netanyahu called on all sides not to take the law into their own hands, saying, “Israel is a state of law and everybody is obligated to act according to the law.”

As news of the killing spread, the police increased their presence in Jerusalem. Clashes broke out between Palestinian youths and Israeli security forces along the main road that links the neighborhoods of Beit Hanina and Shuafat. Dozens of teenagers, some using slingshots, hurled stones at the security officers, who responded with tear gas and stun grenades.

Shelters at stops along Jerusalem’s light rail line, which runs through Arab and Jewish neighborhoods, were smashed, and smoke from tires set ablaze hovered over the area. The police barred Jews from entering the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City to avoid rioting.

via Possible Revenge Killing Adds to Tension in Israel – NYTimes.com.

Sell Out Nutrition Group Lobbies Against Healthier School Meals It Sought, Citing Cost – NYTimes.com

{Big corporations want profit and care not if children suffer!}

“They sold their souls to the devil,” said Stanley C. Garnett, a former Agriculture Department official who ran the agency’s child nutrition division. He was a member of the School Nutrition Association who resigned in protest of the lobbying campaign.

The devils in this case, the association’s critics say, are the dozens of food companies that have paid millions in sponsorship fees to the School Nutrition Association, covering over half of its $10.5 million annual budget.

Reacting to the association’s change of heart, the House Appropriations Committee has passed a spending bill with a provision that would allow schools to waive the nutrition standards during the school year that begins in the fall. A vote by the full House is tentatively set after the Fourth of July recess. A similar amendment was offered for Senate spending bills, but Democrats canceled the debate after disagreeing with Republicans over that and other amendments.

via Nutrition Group Lobbies Against Healthier School Meals It Sought, Citing Cost – NYTimes.com.

Poverty, Greed, and Unintended Harm – Costa Rica Enforces Green Justice | Inter Press Service

As well as inspecting specific cases, the TAA carries out “environmental sweeps,” their term for inspection tours lasting several days, with the purpose of putting a stop to ecological damage in a given territory.

The TAA has already halted 200 real estate projects on the Pacific coast and 40 on the Atlantic coast since the sweeps started in 2008, its president said.

But the “bad guys” do not give up. Only days after Sánchez’s inspection trip, another group of lawyers, experts and judges visited mangrove swamps in Puntarenas, in the Central Pacific region, 80 kilometres east of the provincial capital, to investigate another complaint.

They found a scene of devastation: 25 hectares of mangrove had been reduced to ashes by invaders who were already planting maize and sugarcane.

“They go on and on, and if we let them they would devour the whole zone. They burn down the mangroves and use the land for farming,” forest biologist Alexis Madrigal, the coordinator of TAA’s technical department, told IPS at the scene.

via Costa Rica Enforces Green Justice | Inter Press Service.

Neo-Nazis in Barcelona: WATCH: Viral video of racist beating ‘Chinese guy’ on Barcelona metro: Shanghaiist

Passengers intervene, dragging the aggressor away.

The video was reportedly first uploaded to the Twitter account of the man who shot the video, which displayed Nazi motifs and the slogan: “Always a patriot, white Europe.” It was later taken down.

The same camera man, who was reportedly in cahoots with the aggressor, tweeted: “The Chinese guy insulted us and the Russian (attacker) made him shut up.”

Another tweet read: “@6sonya said that he (the victim) said to us we weren’t Chinese and was giving us filthy looks.”

Thankfully, most of the reactions were sympathetic to the victim. Said Barcelona city hall: “We want to make it clear that attitudes like this are not acceptable in our city.”

via WATCH: Viral video of racist beating ‘Chinese guy’ on Barcelona metro: Shanghaiist.