Retail chiefs in call for rates shake-up

first_img More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com KCS-content Monday 20 September 2010 8:58 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp RETAIL chiefs have demanded that the government changes the way it calculates business rates to help struggling shops to stay afloat. The current rate is partly based on September’s Retail Price Index (RPI) which is expected to be around four per cent. But the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has called on the coalition to find an alternative measure as the retail sector struggles to find its feet after the recession.Some retailers would be hit with a 22 per cent rise in April, according to the BRC.That is partly because of the end of a period of grace in which businesses were given some relief from steep rises because of the dire state of the economy. The business rate is pegged to the market rate for commercial property as well as RPI.The BRC has written to the secretary of state detailing its fears if business rates are hiked at a time when consumer confidence is weak, with a looming jobs cull in the public sector. BRC director general Stephen Robertson said: “One large retailer estimates every extra RPI percentage point could add £1.3m to their business rate costs. “September’s RPI is expected to be above four per cent but few retailers have budgeted for increases as large as four to five per cent. “We’re urging the Government to use alternatives to September’s RPI to calculate next April’s bills.” BRC campaigning saw a one year exemption for empty properties with a rateable value of less than £15,000 in 2008.This qualifying limit was later increased to £18,000 and extended.This relief will last into 2011 but the BRC wants it extended again until 2012. Robertson added: “The business rates blow will undermine retailers’ ability to create and maintain jobs and to contribute to the success of town centre regeneration projects. Retailers need more predictability and a permanent move to a more stable way of calculating business rates.” Share whatsapp Retail chiefs in call for rates shake-up Tags: NULLlast_img read more

CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS

first_img CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS Sunday 6 February 2011 9:48 pm More From Our Partners I blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com whatsapp Pinsent MasonsThe law firm has appointed Barry Vitou (pictured) to its dispute resolution team. He joins the firm from the London office of US firm Winston & Strawn, where he headed its regulatory and tech practice. He will be working with Danvers Baillieu, a senior associate advising on online and tech business issues. Vitou has handled many cases on cross-border fraud and is an expert on the Bribery Act. The firm also recently hired barristers Neil McInnes and Ben Long from Bindmans and Furnival Chambers respectively.ICAEWThe Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has elected Deloitte partner Martyn Jones as its next vice president. He will take office at the beginning of June and will be nominated as president in June 2013.Jones has 30 years’ experience in chartered accounting and has spent years in leadership roles, having worked as chairman of Deloitte’s corporate governance services group, on BTTL’s global audit technical advisory board and on the CBI’s companies committee. He has also been a member of ICAEW’s council for the last four years and has sat on several of its committees.KPMGMatt Firla-Cuchra has been appointed as a partner in the firm’s infrastructure team in its corporate finance practice. He joins KPMG from Oxera Consulting, an economics and finance boutique consultancy. He has been brought in to boost the firm’s utilities and infrastructure expertise in light of the government’s plans to encourage private sector investment in infrastructure.John LewisThe retailer has appointed Baroness Sarah Hogg and David Anderson as non-executive directors. They will take up their roles today. Lady Hogg is currently chairman of the Financial Reporting Council and a senior independent director of BG Group. David Anderson is a non-exec of NFU Mutual Insurance Society and chairman of the think tank Mutuo and of the Reclaim Fund. KCS-content Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoJournalPregnant Woman Takes a Nap – You Won’t Believe What She Discovered When She WokeJournalUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleUndocenter_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

The National Investment Trust Limited (NITL.mw) HY2009 Interim Report

first_imgThe National Investment Trust Plc (NITL.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the half year.For more information about The National Investment Trust Plc (NITL.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The National Investment Trust Plc (NITL.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The National Investment Trust Plc (NITL.mw)  2009 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileThe National Investment Trust Plc (NITL) manages a closed-end fund that invests in a diversified of Malawi Stock Exchange listed shares and unlisted private securities. The principle objective of NITL is to provide a vehicle for the public to participate in equity investment in Malawi. The fund is a product of Malawi’s progressive privatisation policy and provides income and capital growth opportunities for investors. Financial gain from investments are tax free if held for more than a year. NITL manages a portfolio of investments with funds raised by selling units allocated according to the amount invested in the fund. The NITL manages two Unit Trusts; the NITL Local Equity Fund and the NITL Global Opportunities Fund. Both provide favourable middle- to long-term performance with controlled risk and tax-free earnings. The holding company is based in Mauritius. The National Investment Trust Plc (NITL) is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Press Corporation Limited (PCL.mw) HY2011 Interim Report

first_imgPress Corporation Limited (PCL.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about Press Corporation Limited (PCL.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Press Corporation Limited (PCL.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Press Corporation Limited (PCL.mw)  2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePress Corporation Limited is the largest holding company in Malawi; with vested interests in real estate, energy, food and beverages, consumer goods, financial services and telecommunications. The highly diversified company has stakes in 13 companies in Malawi made up of 8 subsidiaries, 4 joint ventures and one associate. Well-known brands in its portfolio include: National Bank of Malawi in the financial services sector, Malawi Telecommunications Limited and Telekom Networks Limited in the telecommunication sector, Ethanol Company Limited and Presscane Limited in the energy sector, People’s Trading Centre Limited in the consumer goods sector, Press Properties Limited and Manzini Limited in the property investment and development sector, and The Foods Company in the food manufacturing sector. Press Corporation Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Prestige Assurance Plc (PRESTI.ng) Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgPrestige Assurance Plc (PRESTI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Prestige Assurance Plc (PRESTI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Prestige Assurance Plc (PRESTI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Prestige Assurance Plc (PRESTI.ng)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfilePrestige Assurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes on non-life insurance. The company offers products for motor, marine, bond, engineering, fire, aviation, oil and gas, and general insurance. Prestige Assurance Plc also provides all risk insurance and products for group personal accident, burglary, fidelity guarantee, workmen’s compensation, machinery breakdown, fire and allied perils, consequential loss insurance and liability insurance. Prestige Assurance Plc is a subsidiary of The New India Assurance Company Limited, Mumbai. It was founded in 1952. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Prestige Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Lookout House / Faulkner Architects

first_img Lookout House / Faulkner Architects Civil Engineering: Photographs:  Joe Fletcher Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” United States Structural Engineering: Architects: Faulkner Architects Area Area of this architecture project Shaw Engineering Lookout House / Faulkner ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLookout House / Faulkner Architects Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Enscape, Lumion “COPY” Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher+ 36Curated by Paula Pintos Share Year:  Contractor: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944586/lookout-house-faulkner-architects Clipboardcenter_img 2018 CFBR Structural Group Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareDesign Team:Gregory Faulkner, Christian Carpenter, Jenna Shropshire, Gordon Magnin, Breanne Penrod, Darrell LinscottInterior And Lighting Design:Concept Lighting Lab, LLCMechanical, Plumbing And Electrical Engineering:MSA Engineering ConsultantsEnergy Modeling:MSA Engineering ConsultantsCabinetry Design/Installation:HenrybuiltInterior Design:Concept Lighting LabLighting Design:Concept Lighting LabCity:TruckeeCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joe FletcherText description provided by the architects. The building site had a significant influence on the design of this house. Layered with intense geologic history at the base of a three-million-year-old volcano, the site is a north-facing 20-degree slope with equal parts refuge and prospect at 6,300 feet above mean sea level. Consisting of volcanic sediment from ancient flows and strewn with boulders up to 15 feet in diameter, the site is in an open stand of second-growth Jeffrey Pine and White Fir trees. The vertical, plumb lines of the tree trunks, stripped bare from years of deep snowfall, reach for the light. Standing upright at an angle to the slope, they provide a constant reference to the perpendicular horizon in the distance. The harsh winters leave the ground sparse yet partially covered with a mat of pine needles and cones. Large waist-high clusters of manzanita group together and climb the slope in an organic, opportunistic pattern.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherTo the east, a cleared ski access adjoining the site informed the way the plan is built into the slope: a narrow slot within the house’s massing mirrors the continuous space of the ski run. This slot connects independently zoned territories with various levels of privacy within the house as a whole. This spatial slot begins at the street face as exterior space and is enclosed and partially concealed by a steel plate. The enclosed and darkened exterior entry provides relief from the visual noise of the neighborhood. Red-orange glass suggests the color of cooling magma, referencing the site’s geology and offering a warm approach. The glow extends to the interior, bathing the entry and central stair in light. At the top of the stairs is a directional gathering space that both looks down to the valley to the north and up to the mountain to the south from under a sloped steel plate roof that parallels the slope of the land.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Joe FletcherSleeping rooms are provided via a disciplined plan concealed behind a continuous wood screen and buried into the north slope of the site. In the most private zone of the house, a master suite is perched above with panoramic views to the Martis Valley. Insulated 20-inch-thick concrete walls made from local sand and aggregate build a ground form that extends to roofs to enclose space. Full-height openings with structurally glazed sliding doors open the space to the prevailing southwesterly breezes. The concrete walls extend beyond the warm interior environment to give the exterior territories at each end. Angled to conform to the building envelope, the extended walls continue into the slope, nearly closing and connecting, but stopping short to leave a gap. The ten-foot-wide opening allows the sloped grade to pour into the building form. This reciprocity with the slope provides ski access with a dramatic opportunity to show off and end the day.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherSave this picture!© Joe FletcherThe minimal materiality of volcanic basalt floors and walnut from old orchards in the nearby Sierra foothills continues the discipline of material. Consistent through the house, the quiet built environment is muted in color and tonality, which allows the landscape outside to be the focus. Sustainability is addressed in this project with a focus on energy retention through the choice of materials and systems. Mass-heavy concrete walls and radiantly heated stone floors, an R80 insulated roof, enhanced glazing, and high-efficiency mechanical and lighting equipment minimize energy loss and use.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherThe exterior of concrete and steel is fire resistant and low maintenance. Produced by layer upon layer of sketches and study that first seek to discover the existing attributes and characteristics of the place, this architecture does not reflect a singular concept or idea. The built place, including its appearance, is the product of the making of a series of experiences that together set the stage for life to unfold. The process is about an approach to problem-solving on a difficult but epic alpine site. The completed place envelopes the continuous space of the slope up to the south sun and mountain top that has existed for millions of years.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherProject gallerySee allShow lessRanran Shop / Studio SuidoSelected ProjectsGrena House / Nommo ArquitetosSelected Projects Share Houses Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944586/lookout-house-faulkner-architects Clipboard Rickenbach Development and Construction Inc. Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Projects Area:  7833 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Truckee, United States CopyAbout this officeFaulkner ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTruckeeOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on July 30, 2020Cite: “Lookout House / Faulkner Architects” 30 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Sight Savers offer online affiliate programme

first_img Howard Lake | 12 July 2003 | News Matt Blake, Web site co-ordinator at Sight Savers, told Third Sector magazine: “paying a fee to Web sites only when visitors make a donation seems like a highly cost-effective route to increase both the awareness of our work and the funding to carry it out.”Sight Savers joins Save the Children, the Institute for Cancer Research, the British Red Cross, and World Vision in offering commission on donations/payments to Web site owners who can generate results. Sight Savers will pay Web site owners for any donations generated within 30 days of such a click-through. Advertisement Sight Savers International is the latest charity to test paying Web site owners for donations generated on their sites through banner ads. Tagged with: Digital Sight Savers are using the services of online affiliate programme management company AffiliateWindow.com. The charity is asking AffiliateWindow’s network of Web site owners to run one or more of their three banner adverts/buttons on their sites. The charity will then pay 10% of the value of any donations generated as a result of visitors clicking through from these banners to the Sight Savers Web site and making an online donation.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sight Savers offer online affiliate programme About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Lord Joffe calls on the wealthy to get Britain giving

first_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Major gift The Giving Campaign Lord Joffe calls on the wealthy to get Britain giving Howard Lake | 26 May 2004 | News Speech Lords re Giving Debate on 26 May 2004.doc36.5 KB About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  36 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Speaking to the House of Lords on Wednesday 26 May, Lord Joel Joffe CBE will draw attention to the 25% fall in individual charitable donations as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the ten years since 1992, during which period personal wealth has doubled and the rich have prospered like never before.In 1992, individual giving amounted to 1.2% of GDP and yet by 2002, this had fallen to 0.9%, a decrease of 25%. Meanwhile, in the USA – where there is an ingrained culture of giving – donations increased by 15% of GDP. Lord Joffe says:“It is astonishing that although the richest 1% of the population now own around one quarter of the total marketable wealth in this country while the poorest 50% own only 5% between them, it is the poorer donors who are giving a much higher proportion of their income to charity. While wealthy people on average donate only 0.7% of their household expenditure to charity, thepoorest donors are giving more than three times that (3%).“If the level of giving is to increase significantly, it is the well off who must substantially increase the level of their donations. Do we want a society where the wealthy focus solely upon self-gratification buying yachts, personal jets and other play things, or a caring society where everyone contributes as generously as they can to make a better society for all?”Lord Joffe proposes the establishment of a benchmark for charitable giving in the UK. Individuals should be encouraged to consider their giving in relation to their income and wealth, giving an average of 1.5% to charity.This benchmark could be graded according to each individual’s wealth with the well-off aiming to give a minimum of 2% each year and higher for those that are particularly wealthy, going down to virtually nothing for those who struggle to get by on annual incomes below £10,000. The overall target should be for individual donations to double over the next ten years. It is the wealthy, rather than the poor, who should lead the way.– Ends –Media EnquiriesLucinda Gould 020 7930 2629 / 07712 045 308The Giving Campaign [email protected] to editorsLord Joel Joffe is Chair of The Giving Campaign – a national initiative working to promote a culture of giving in the UK.last_img read more

One third of Americans have little confidence in charities

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 October 2005 | News The report concludes that there is one key method of countering this lack of public confidence, and that is to “do a better job of producing measurable results.” Its authors argue that charities should avoid cutting overheads or investment simply to reach public expectations of how much a charity should spend on administration. Instead, charities have to become more effective at explaining why they spend money on technology, people and expertise.The survey of 1,820 people was conducted by telephone during Summer 2005.The report can be downloaded in Adobe Acrobat/PDF. Nearly one third of Americans have little or no confidence in charities, according to a new survey, “Rebuilding Public Confidence in Charitable Organizations,” by the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.A majority of the American public, according to the research, believes that charities or nonprofits are particularly bad at managing or spending donations. The survey said that 66% of recipients believed that charitable organisations “wasted a great deal or fair amount of money”.The report examines Americans’ views on charities’ use of money and on their operations. It lists a series of criteria that indicate whether a person is likely to have confidence in charities. Interestingly these include confidence in a few named major charities such as the American Red Cross and the United Way. So, bad press or actual poor performance by these organisations, can, according to the survey, reduce trust in other organisations. Advertisement Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statisticscenter_img  20 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis One third of Americans have little confidence in charities About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Call for new investigation of attacks on women journalists in Cairo

first_img Follow the news on Egypt January 5, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for new investigation of attacks on women journalists in Cairo News Reporters Without Borders expressed astonishment today at the Cairo prosecutor-general’s announcement that the legal enquiry into physical attacks on women journalists by government supporters during protests in Cairo on 25 May last year had been closed for lack of suspects. It pointed out that a list of suspects and filmed evidence had been sent to the authorities.It called for a new investigation of the incidents and for steps to ensure journalists could do their job safely. “The government seems to be totally unconcerned about the increasingly serious attacks on journalists in Egypt,” it said. RSF_en News to go further ————————————————————————–16.06.2005 Call to protect attacked women journalistsReporters Without Borders expressed outrage today at what it called “an unacceptable campaign of intimidation and denigration” against more than a dozen women journalists physically attacked by police and government supporters and called on the authorities to give them official protection.The journalists (12 Egyptians and three foreigners) were among a large number of women physically attacked during demonstrations on 25 May, the day of a constitutional referendum, by police and members of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP). “They are being threatened by government officials and attacked by the state-owned media because they dare to demonstrate,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “They are targeted because they are both journalists and women in a country where their rights are far from guaranteed.”We call on President Hosni Mubarak to end this harassment and see that those responsible for this violence are punished. We also demand that prosecutor-general Maher Abdel Wahed, who has promised to punish them, provides security for the victims.”Egyptian journalists Nawal Mohamad Ali, Iman Taha, Shaimaa Abu al-Kheir, Abir al- Askari, Rabiaa Zayat, Nura Yunes, Rabab Mahdi, Magda Adli, Ranwa Yehia, Sarah Dib, Iman Taha Kamel and Dr Aidaa Seifeddowla, as well as three foreign female reporters for the US news agency the Associated Press, the daily Los Angeles Times and the French news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP), were attacked. Some had their clothes torn off, were groped or otherwise humiliated. Several were hospitalised.Most of the attacks took place in front of the Egyptian national union of journalists office in Cairo and near the Saad Mausoleum during protests in support of a call by the opposition Kefaya (“Enough!””) movement to boycott the referendum. Most of those attacked were reporting on the events, others were taking part and some were just bystanders. Nawal Mohamad Ali, of the newspaper Al-Guil (“The Generation”), had gone into the journalists’ union building to attend an English class when she was attacked by several former prisoners now working for the regime. They tore off her clothes and exposed her body so people could see and touch her. Some lay on top of her, pretending to have sex. Colleagues who tried to help her and cover up her body were beaten. Her mobile phone, money and jewellery were stolen from her bag. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Iman Taha, 30, formerly with the pro-government daily Nahdet Misr, had her pelvis broken when she was beaten up by NDP supporters during a demonstration she was in outside the union offices. She told AFP that police let about 100 men through the security barrier to attack the protesters.”One of them pinned me against the wall and kicked me twice very hard in the stomach,” she said. “I collapsed but he kept hitting me. A policeman told me: ‘Don’t bother to complain. It serves you right for demonstrating.’ The police refused to call an ambulance and then stopped me taking refuge in the union building.” She was hospitalised. Journalist Sara Dib, daughter of prominent writer Alaa Dib, was similarly beaten in front of the Saad Mausoleum. At least five male journalists were also attacked by police and security forces. They were Abdel Halim Qandil, of the daily Al Araby (“The Arab”), Mohamed Abdel Qaduss, of the Journalists’ Syndicate Freedoms Committee, and Abir al-Askary, Hany al-Asr and Wael Tawfiq, all of the daily Al-Dustur (“The Constitution”), according to the Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights.Several pro-government journalists claimed next day that the women had voluntarily taken off their clothes in public. The journalists’ union called for the sacking of interior minister Habib al-Adli as being responsible for the violence and filed a complaint with the prosecutor-general. Hundreds of women dressed in black and wearing white ribbons demonstrated with the support of many men on 1 June, which was declared a national day of “mourning and anger.” US President George Bush and many international human rights organisations strongly condemned the 25 May violence. Receive email alerts February 6, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Organisation EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Help by sharing this information Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff News News February 1, 2021 Find out more January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more