The National Investment Trust Plc (NITL.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2012 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) 2012 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 Exchange
Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu) HY2016 Interim Report
Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu) 2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSouthern Cross Tourist Company Limited is a Mauritian company that has activities in the tourism and leisure sector where the company owns and operates hotels in Mauritius. The company manages hotels such as the Preskil Beach Resort at Pointe Jerome, Mahebourg, Astroea Beach at Pointe D’Esny, Mahébourg, and Solana Beach at Belle Mare, Mauritius. Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited is headquartered in Curepipe, Mauritius, and operates as a subsidiary of The Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited. Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) Q12020 Interim Report
Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) 2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileUnilever Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of food and food ingredients as well as home and personal care products for the wholesale and retail sectors in Nigeria. Its product portfolio encompasses toothpastes, soaps, washing detergents, dish washing liquids, baby products, lotions and petroleum jelly, margarine, tea and bouillon cubes. Well-known brands include Close-up and Pepsodent toothpaste; Lux, Lifebuoy and Rexona soap; Vaseline lotions and petroleum jelly; Lipton tea, Knorr and Royco bouillon cubes and flavouring; Sunlight dishwashing liquid; Omo washing powder and Pears baby products. Founded in 1923 and formerly known as Lever Brothers (West Africa) Limited, the company changed its name to Unilever Nigeria Plc in 2001. Unilever Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of Unilever Overseas Holdings BV. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Unilever Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
England wing Anthony Watson analysed
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS England wing Anthony Watson analysedSad news for English rugby fans? Anthony Watson was overhyped through the course of the World Cup. The good news is that he retains the ability to be a significant player at France 2023.To many, his return to the World Cup squad was a triumph in itself. If the ruptured Achilles tendon suffered in the 2018 defeat at the hands of the Grand Slam-winning Ireland team wasn’t bad enough, the ‘re-rupture’ after the failed first surgery threatened to destroy his hopes of making a second World Cup. There was a quad injury, just to threaten the rush for tournament fitness, but Watson made the final training camp and he made the flight to Japan.Thereafter he did not make that many headlines. He was more the attendant, swelling scenes in which men like Maro Itoje and Manu Tuilagi grabbed the centre stage and with it the spotlight. Yet it was genuinely agreed that his had been a successful World Cup. Successful in terms of how he looked – never anything but threatening – but maybe not so successful in what he achieved.Good to talk: England coach Eddie Jones chats to Anthony Watson (Getty Images)Watson is, let us not forget, a winger. Rugby union’s equivalent of a centre-forward. The glory boys who grab the headlines and score the tries. Josh Adams topped the try-scoring charts at Japan 2019 with seven tries. True, he suffered the equivalent of a rugby union horror film in Wales’ first-half travails against Fiji.Run round, occasionally, and over, more often, there was a moment when I swear Adams’s eyes glazed over. But only for the moment. He bounced back to claim a hat-trick in that match. By the end of the competition he had recovered to the extent of being the leading scorer.Now let us contrast with the England winger. Watson played approximately 410 minutes and scored just the one intercept try in the 76th minute of the quarter-final to end any thoughts of Australian resistance. That is no sort of strike rate for a ‘world-class winger’.Makazole Mapimpi ran in six, Japan’s Kotaro Matsushima five and his wing partner Kenki Fukuoka four. There is more, much more, to being a professional winger than simply scoring tries but it is still the priority of the wide men.The enduring memory of the final was the sight of Springbok Cheslin Kolbe in full flight. England captain Owen Farrell sprinted across the field to try to stop him, only to be left clutching at the Japanese air as Kolbe slashed off his right foot to cross for the great celebratory South African score.The little winger was wondrous against the All Blacks in the pool-stage defeat. He was terrific for Toulouse from beginning to end of the 2018-19 French domestic and European season. Here is undoubtedly that something special from a winger, that something for which we yearn. Watson never looked like providing that instance.What he did do was carry well in open play. What he did do was make a lot of clean breaks. Ten, more than any other Englishman. It may not have been the tournament for clean English breaks but Watson, more than any other England player, showed the way. It should not come as any surprise.Some time ago, I came across an interview with the enormous wing Nemani Nadolo. No marks for originality but the mighty Fijian was on the money. The Bath winger, he inferred, could beat an opponent in the proverbial phone box. Where there were phone boxes in the recent World Cup, Watson had the undoubted beating of phone users.Over time: Anthony Watson scores a try for Bath (Getty Images)But the strength of Watson’s running at the World Cup wasn’t in any way its game-breaking devastation. Most of the time he was turning nothing too much into a solid sort of something. Not enough of a transformation to describe him as an alchemist but a minor magician. In a team more practical than magical, it caught the eye.Player ratings are not a scientific way to analyse a player’s performance but the Bath man chalked up eights and nines with frequency. As the thundering Nadolo said, his feet were fabulously fast. Here was a glint of that missing magic. Against New Zealand he was a 9/10 performer. And, yes, here was a stunning performance. But as much for what he did in defence as attack.The All Blacks destructive cross-kick/passing game was nullified by Watson’s capacity to defend in a narrow enough channel to convince the Kiwis the kick was on. But the speed with which he sprinted back to his wider position and claimed the kick was stunning.A door that New Zealand kicked open in that victory against South Africa was slammed shut, with Watson applying the bolt. He may not have registered highly on the try-scoring charts but he was one of the smartest wingers in the World Cup. Considering that double Achilles rupture, this was a notably successful effort from Watson. England went into the competition with a variety of options on the wing. By the end, he and Jonny May were the clear picks in the wide channels.Head coach Eddie Jones has described the 2019 World Cup squad as “finished”. Some new players will rise, others will fall. Watson should be one of the risers. But in what position?Given the plethora of options on the wing, his club, Bath, should utilise him at full-back, a position that once looked made for his scything, straight-angled running lines. But the game has changed. The days of a Christian Cullen-like, first-phase strike runner have been temporarily (everything goes full circle) eradicated.Safe hands: Anthony Watson catches a high ball in the World Cup final (Getty Images)His ability to beat a man off either foot is a precious asset, one that will lead to plenty of tries, as well as assists. But his kicking game isn’t in the same league as that of either the early-season Bath full-back Freddie Burns or the England incumbent Elliot Daly. To play Test level at full-back, he needs further improvement in his kicking game. The territorial battle is one of international rugby’s most decisive battlegrounds.Daly, undoubtedly, had a desperate final. Yet his kicking and vision is an attacking ace few teams in the world possess. It should be remembered that most of Daly’s errors in Yokohama were more related to a nervous nightmare than positional deficiencies.Watson is wonderful in the air but this is an age where wingers, either as chasers or receivers, are crucial components of the aerial game.Watson should be England’s most deadly winger. Right now, May has that mantle – he scored nine Test tries in 2019. The Leicester Tiger has that try-scoring habit that Watson has lost. Both men have absolutely outstanding work-rates but the left-winger has a heads-down selfishness a little lacking in the West Country man. Jones, Stuart Hooper, someone, has to tell him to get back to his priorities: scoring tries.A tally of 17 tries in 42 Tests for England is not bad but for Watson to become one of the wingers of his decade, he has to start touching down with greater frequency. I think back to his muscular performances against Wales and Australia (he scored a flinty try in defeat) in the 2015 World Cup. Here was a young man with the pace and physique to run up a substantial Test tally.The talent has not dried up, the physical prowess is no less than it ever has been and he looked lithe as you would like throughout the World Cup. But the predator-like strain to his game was replaced with a man playing his part in the pattern. Time to bust those England chains in the blue, black and white (or whatever colours Bath opt for in their next game) of club and get a little greedy.Greedier and cleverer. He could do with watching a few hours of Kolbe back in the red of Toulouse. The Frenh club are back to somewhere near their best, playing those touchline to five-metre channels. The trio of the Springbok, Maxime Medard and Yoann Huget create space where there seemingly is none with the accuracy of their running lines in the constricted wide areas of the field.When it is a 50-50 opportunity, club and country want Watson pinning those ears back and gunning for glory. But when it is three against three, five metres from touch, 50 metres from the try-line, he has to focus not so much on beating the next man as manipulating space for his colleagues. Medard’s renaissance shows the number on the back is irrelevant in these restricted spaces.Watson is as good as any at stepping past three tacklers and going to ground. What he doesn’t do as well is use his footwork to create space for others. Both Bath and England have a range of explosive options to play alongside him. He can do more for them as well as himself.A Test Lion and World Cup finalist at 25 years of age. It has already been some career, but there is so much more to come. Yes, for some the World Cup might have been the finish. Not Watson. For him, it is time to start finishing. All smiles: Anthony Watson scores against Australia at the World Cup (Getty Images) He can become a major attacking weapon for England but there is room for improvement, says former Test ten Stuart Barnes This article originally appeared in the February 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Fijal House / Mole Architects
Houses Fijal House / Mole Architects Year: Fijal House / Mole ArchitectsSave this projectSaveFijal House / Mole Architects United Kingdom Contractor: “COPY” Area: 150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Project Architects:Sasha Edmonds, Hugh CraftEngineering:ConisbeeDesign Team:Meredith Bowles, Tom Booen, Sasha EdmondsCity:ElyCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Matthew SmithRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedSkylightsLibartSolaGlide Inclined Retractable SkylightSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkyText description provided by the architects. Fijal House is a new family house set within Ely’s central conservation area. The house replaced a garage on land originally intended as an additional plot when the street was laid out in 1905 and now sits between the two Edwardian detached houses. The architectural expression of the brick-clad house is a contemporary interpretation of the Edwardian differentiation between the plain flank walls and the decorative fronts. Save this picture!© Matthew SmithSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Matthew SmithThe vertical saw-tooth rhythm of the front elevation is derived from the engaged stone columns at the entrance to Ely Cathedral and created with a fully bonded brick set at ninety-degree angles, with specials at the two sides. The entrance recess is set under a precast concrete lintol which spans into the front elevation and above the window of the front room and is lined in colored encaustic tiles.Save this picture!© Matthew SmithThe house is constructed from a prefabricated timber frame, with internal ground floor and internal walls in concrete screed and dense concrete blockwork for additional thermal mass. Sunlight is brought into the house throughout the day by the roof lights on the south side, set above the dining area and stairs. The upper floor sits under a steeply pitched roof with exposed rafters. The pitch is taken from the nave of the cathedral; the standing seam roof reminiscent of the cathedral’s lead roof. This gives the modest bedrooms a sense of scale and character unusual in a suburban house. Save this picture!© Matthew SmithSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Matthew SmithThe internal layout is designed for a degree of flexibility. Our clients wanted a house that could open up for large parties but have an acoustic separation between rooms when in daily family use. The materials are simple; dark stone floor, pale ash wall linings, with the upstairs carpeted. Curved details internally are a contrast to the angular external forms.Save this picture!© Matthew SmithProject gallerySee allShow lessSongpa Micro Housing / SsDSelected ProjectsTeaching and Learning Building / Make ArchitectsSelected Projects Share CopyHouses, Renovation•Ely, United Kingdom Manufacturers: BEA Clay Solutions, Cambridge Architectural Precast, Mosaic Del Sur, Mosaic Factory, Nemetschek, WOODlife, Adobe, Chaos, Trimble Projects Save this picture!© Matthew Smith+ 33Curated by Paula Pintos Share 2017 “COPY” Photographs: Matthew Smith Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913652/fijal-house-mole-architects Clipboard Lead Architects: Sasha Edmonds, Hugh Craft ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913652/fijal-house-mole-architects Clipboard Salmons Bros. Limited ArchDaily Photographs Architects: Mole Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMole ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationWalesElyUnited KingdomPublished on March 30, 2019Cite: “Fijal House / Mole Architects” 30 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
LO House / Dado Castello Branco Arquitetura
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929535/lo-house-dado-castello-branco-arquitetura Clipboard Photographs: Filippo Bamberghi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects LO House / Dado Castello Branco ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveLO House / Dado Castello Branco Arquitetura LO House / Dado Castello Branco Arquitetura CopyHouses•São Paulo, Brazil Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929535/lo-house-dado-castello-branco-arquitetura Clipboard Photographs “COPY” Architects: Dado Castello Branco Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Area: 8073 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDado Castello Branco ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSão PauloBrazilPublished on December 05, 2019Cite: “LO House / Dado Castello Branco Arquitetura” [Residência LO / Dado Castello Branco Arquitetura] 05 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Overcast House / Office S&M
Houses “COPY” Overcast House / Office S&MSave this projectSaveOvercast House / Office S&M Photographs: Megan Taylor Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Megan Taylor+ 25Curated by Paula Pintos Share United Kingdom Photographs Year: Projects Manufacturers: Buster and Punch, Fired Earth, Inopera, Toto, Velfac, DIY Kitchens, Molts Lighting, SwitchProject Architect:Hugh McEwenDesign Team:Hugh McEwen, Catrina Stewart, Beth BirdFurniture Builder:Ylber Gashi, YG Builders LtdConcrete Blocks:Mortise ConcreteSite Engineering:Stephen Foster Foster StructuresMain Contractor::Ylber Gashi YG Builders LtdBuilding Control:Butler and YoungQuantity Surveyor::SJB ProjectsCity:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Megan TaylorRecommended ProductsPartitionsFlorenseDividing Doors – PrismaWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Overcast House is a single-storey rear extension to a Victorian house in north London, creating a flexible ground floor space that accommodates working-from-home while reconfiguring the house to make it a home for life.Save this picture!© Megan TaylorThe project name speaks of a central strategy to bring indirect light into space and references the ‘shadow catcher’ external skin – pigmented cast concrete blocks that model shadows on the rear façade even in the absence of direct sun.Save this picture!© Megan TaylorSave this picture!© Megan TaylorThe house owners – Keiko Cummings, a Japanese personal colour consultant and graphic designer, and her husband, Alan, an academic – appointed Office S&M to enlarge their ground floor kitchen and make it suitable for use as a consultation space. The client’s passionate interest in colour and light made for a rewarding process of dialogue, experimentation and discovery for architect and client.Save this picture!Axonometric diagramThe project relocates Keiko’s studio space, which was formerly in the front of the house with a south-facing aspect. Changing sunlight and shadows made it hard to maintain colour consistency when she met her clients.Save this picture!SectionsA primary requirement for the new space was constant, even light – conditions necessary for the owner to undertake colour analysis for her work. The brief for a well-lit space that would be shielded from direct sunlight was an unusual challenge. The narrow house also needed to accommodate a table seating 10 people for consultations and a ground floor shower to futureproof the home.Save this picture!© Megan TaylorThe architects’ response has been to make use of north light in the new extension. Carefully shaped rooflights shield the windows from direct sun, while a flat rooflight deeper in plan is protected by the existing house. These sawtooth rooflights are more commonly used in art galleries and old factories than homes, letting in even north light throughout the day, rather than direct sunlight which changes colour drastically. The arrangement allowed the architects to carefully control the lighting conditions inside.Save this picture!© Megan TaylorThe extension is constructed in timber, which has a much lower embodied carbon than a brick or blockwork inner skin and creates the thinnest structure possible. It is clad in an external skin of bespoke pigmented scalloped concrete blocks developed by Office S&M with Mortise Concrete. This creates a more modulated elevation than would be achieved with ubiquitous brick. A complementary green downpipe theatrically celebrates the exit of rainwater from the roof.Save this picture!© Megan TaylorThe route from the hall entrance to the consultation space was a key consideration. It has been designed so that the signs of everyday life (shower room, toilet and kitchen cupboards) can be concealed from view; when clients attend consultations, they enter a serene studio space. The diagonal orientation of floor planks draws guests into the space, and the sharp angle of the toilet wall – a space saving strategy – echoes the angular shape of the rooflights in section.Save this picture!© Megan TaylorInside, gold leaf evens out and warms up the north light and incoming light, and it is combined with a palette of ‘trending’ colours. Neo-Mint (Pantone colour of 2020) is used to soften the industrial quality of the steel beams, which now function as a display for a Victorian glassware collection; and colour blocking in tiles of Millennial Pink (Pantone colour of 2018) visually enlarges the small bathroom.Save this picture!© Megan TaylorAn exploratory colour selection has resulted in an effective workspace, expansive kitchen and a new convivial space for entertaining; all glowing with gentle shadowless light. The project was completed during the Covid-19 pandemic and has accommodated a variety of activities, including daily rituals like yoga, effectively demonstrating its adaptability.Save this picture!© Megan TaylorProject gallerySee allShow lessRCR Arquitectes to Design Nature-Inspired Signature Residences at the Palmares Ocean…Architecture NewsDominique Perrault Architecture Wins Competition for Shenzhen’s Institute of Design …Architecture News Share Architects: Office S&M Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Overcast House / Office S&M Area: 114 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses, Extension•London, United Kingdom 2020 ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959497/overcast-house-office-s-and-m Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959497/overcast-house-office-s-and-m Clipboard CopyAbout this officeOffice S&MOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionEnglandLondonOn FacebookUnited KingdomPublished on April 02, 2021Cite: “Overcast House / Office S&M” 02 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Why are the Egyptian authorities persecuting Shawkan?
Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution May 2, 2018 Why are the Egyptian authorities persecuting Shawkan? February 1, 2021 Find out more Mahmoud Abou Zeid, an Egyptian photojournalist also known as Shawkan, has been detained ever since 14 August 2013, when he was arrested while covering the use of deadly force to disperse a demonstration in Rabaa Square, in the outskirts of Cairo. He was arrested for being an unwanted observer.When UNESCO announced last week that Shawkan was to be awarded this year’s prize, for which Reporters Without Borders (RSF) supported him as a candidate, the Egyptian authorities reacted with irritation, deploring the decision to give the prize to a man accused of “murder and vandalism.”“Nearly five years in prison is five years too much,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “Shawkan must not continue to pay for the media blackout that the Egyptian authorities decided to impose. The UN has sent them a clear message by giving this prestigious award to Shawkan – that his detention is arbitrary. He must be freed at once. Shawkan has gone from the shadows to the light. Each additional day he spends in prison will darken the record of President Sisi’s repressive and autocratic regime even more.”Rabaa Square’s unwanted reportersAll independent journalists were clearly unwanted when the Egyptian authorities set about dispersing the Rabaa Square sit-in by supporters of the newly-deposed Muslim Brotherhood government in August 2013. The media that supported the military and new regime contented themselves with reporting the official version, namely that peaceful protesters had nothing to fear.The Egyptian authorities subsequently admitted that hundreds of civilians were killed. The police had fired on unarmed demonstrators. According to Human Rights Watch, 817 people were killed in the course of clearing Rabaa Square. Three journalists were killed that day and many others, both professional and non-professional, were arrested.According to the information gathered by RSF, Shawkan went to Rabaa Square at dawn, at the request of Demotix, the British photo agency for which he was working on a freelance basis. He went together with the French freelance artist-photographer Louis Jammes (see Jammes’ letter below). When the security forces began their assault, Shawkan and Jammes moved over to their side in order not to be in the line of fire, and continued taking photos. Michael Giglio, a US reporter then working for The Daily Beast, was also there. He also positioned himself near the security forces and used his phone to take photos. Like Shawkan and Jammes, he continued to take photos for a while within the view of the security forces and recalls how all three of them were suddenly arrested without understanding why.“They knew we were journalists,” Giglio said. “They almost seemed happier when I told them (…) They took everything, phone, laptop, when they beat me up.”Abdullah al Shami, an Egyptian journalist working for Al Jazeera who was arrested in Rabaa Square that day, said: “All journalists who were not covering the government’s narrative were a target. They didn’t want a different narrative.”Least problematic targetJammes and Giglio were released the same day but Shawkan, as an Egyptian, did not receive the same treatment. No major international media outlet demanded his release. Demotix his London-based photo agency, sent a letter to the prosecutor’s office five months later, on 24 January 2014 (see below), confirming that he had been working on assignment for the agency that day. But the letter had no effect. This small photo agency, which no longer exists, clearly did not have enough weight.Shami, the Al Jazeera journalist, went on hunger strike in protest against his continuing detention. Now living in exile, Shami thinks it was the hunger strike that got him released in 2014, when the regime was still working to establish its legitimacy in the international community’s eyes. Shawkan did not enjoy the same media and political impact abroad.Independent, therefore suspectIf journalists do not criticize the Muslim Brotherhood, the Egyptian authorities suspect them of being sympathetic or even complicit. Egyptian journalists have no choice but to toe the official line. Any coverage that violates this principle is seen as an act of rebellion.This is also partly why Shawkan is still in prison five years after his arrested. Like his 700 or so co-defendants, he is accused of colluding with the Muslim Brotherhood, which the regime regards as a terrorist organization. Shawkan posted comments on Facebook in the summer of 2013 that showed he completely disagreed with the Muslim Brotherhood, but this has clearly never been taken into account.Although a talented photographer, Shawkan was just 25 was little known at the time of his arrest. Egypt’s journalistic community learned about his arrest too late, and was not able to organize protests quickly enough to prevent him from being included in this mass trial, in which the defendants are charged with murder and vandalism.Since then, there have been repeated, forceful demands for his release in both Egypt and abroad. NGOs such as RSF and Amnesty International have campaigned for his release. RSF has written to the Egyptian authorities about him, without so far getting any response. Last month, RSF mobilized more international support for Shawkan by means for its #MyPicForShawkan campaign.Who is Shawkan?“Shawkan” is the pseudonym of Mahmoud Abou Zeid, an Egyptian photography enthusiast who obtained a diploma in photography from a school operated by the Egyptian newspaper Al Akhbar. His photos of the 2011 revolutions were widely hailed when they were exhibited at the school. He freelanced for the British photo agency Demotix, which sold his photos to such leading international media outlets as Time Magazine and Die Zeit. Aged 25 when arrested on 14 August 2013, he has been held ever since. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention regards his detention as arbitrary. Since March 2018, he has been facing the death penalty, which prosecutors requested for him and all of the other 700 or so fellow defendants with whom he is being tried. His family has described their situation to RSF as a “living nightmare.” His brother Mohamed told RSF: “Shawkan’s psychological state has affected his physical condition. He is suffering from anaemia and has had to be taken from prison to hospital several times. What gets us down is that on several occasions we expected him to be freed only to be disappointed. We are lacking in good spirits. He was the one who used to make us laugh.” Follow the news on Egypt RSF_en Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Help by sharing this information Shawkan, an Egyptian photojournalist, will not be able to attend today’s UNESCO award ceremony to personally receive the 2018 Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize. He has been held for nearly five years and is now facing the death penalty. Why do the Egyptian authorities insist on persecuting him? 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Mount Wilson Observatory Launches Fundraiser, Hoping to Raise $1 Million
Community News HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Having narrowly survived the flames of the Bobcat Fire last month following five months of closure prompted by the pandemic, the Mount Wilson Observatory is asking for community support to continue its 116-year-old mission of science and discovery.Operating on a shoe-string budget, the last six months have been tough ones for the famous mountaintop facility, where some of the 20th century’s greatest astronomers have expanded human understanding of the universe.After noticing an outpouring of support from the community as the observatory was threatened by fire, Mount Wilson Observatory Board of Trustees Chair and CEO Same Hale, grandson of observatory founder George Hale, said the nonprofit organization decided to try reaching out directly to the public for financial support.“Our season was eliminated because of COVID and we’ve been completely shut down,” he said. The observatory remains closed due to the pandemic, as well as extreme fire risk in the area.Normally, the viewing season kicks off in April, just as the pandemic was taking a foothold in Southern California.Lectures, concerts, tours and the rental of the observatory’s famous 60-inch and 100-inch telescopes have been impossible, Hale said.“That’s when we generate the revenue to run the mountain and keep it going,” he said. “That rug was pulled out from under us.”“So when the fires happened and we got the incredible outpouring of concern, friendship and love, from Southern California and the world about Mount Wilson, we said, ‘Maybe this is an opportunity to try something that we’ve never tried before in terms of raising some money to fill some of these gaps that we have in our budget.”To that end, the observatory has launched a campaign on GoFundMe, which can be viewed at charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/mount-wilson-future-fund.“We’d never done a GoFundMe campaign before, and so we figured, well, we’ll give it a shot. So it was really an experiment,” Hale said.The fund had garnered well over $17,000 as of Friday.Priorities for the donations included continued fire mitigation and restoration of terrain; “dark-sky appropriate lighting;” new bathrooms, refurbishment of the residential quarters used by great scientist like Edwin Hubble and Albert Einstein, known as “The Monastery;” expansion of educations programs; support of cultural programs; and “auditorium and museum renovations to bring these facilities into the 21st century,” Mouth Wilson representatives said in a written statement.As the facility is well over a century old, “There’s deferred maintenance up there like you wouldn’t believe, so we’re constantly refurbishing buildings,” Hale said.A renovation of the famed 100-inch telescope, first installed in 1904 and used by Hubble to discover the existence of galaxies and the expansion of the universe, is nearing completion, he said.Mount Wilson Observatory is self-funded, receiving no support from any government or educational institutions, Hale said.“We’ve had some private funding from some foundations, some grants that we’ve gotten, but basically, we’re a bootstrap operation and supported by the people that love the mountain and believe in it,” he said. “We run very lean, indeed. We only have five paid people in the whole of Mount Wilson Institute… Almost everything up there is done by volunteers.”Hale said he expected things to turn around soon for the observatory.“Once we get up and running, we’re going to be able to generate revenue again,” he said.But going out of business was out of the question, according to Hale.“We would never let that happen,” he said. “We will never close it.”Hale added that he was encouraged to see so many contributions — more than 150 as of Friday — already pouring in from such a wide variety of people.“The great thing, we think, is that most of those people have never given to Mount Wilson before and haven’t been associated with Mount Wilson,” he said. “So we are attracting a bunch of, interested people who have never been donors before, which is wonderful.”While public activities at the observatory are currently on hold, “We are developing technological capabilities that enable us to broadcast our programs as well as images of space through our great telescopes to an even wider and more diverse community,” according to the statement from Mount Wilson Observatory.“You can make a difference, just like Hale, and Hubble and Einstein. You can help create a 21st century future for Mount Wilson Observatory,” the statement said. “ Please do what you can, so that we can continue to offer our STEAM programs to students, to provide our concerts, lectures, tours, and telescope viewings to the public, and to be a careful and conscientious protector of our scientific treasures and surrounding grounds.More information on the Mount Wilson Observatory is available online at mtwilson.edu. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Community News Mount Wilson Observatory Launches Fundraiser, Hoping to Raise $1 Million By DAVID CROSS and BRIAN DAY Published on Friday, October 16, 2020 | 1:00 pm More Cool Stuff 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. 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Kathleen Leddin is new Mayor of Limerick
NewsPoliticsKathleen Leddin is new Mayor of LimerickBy Editor – June 24, 2013 1404 Outgoing Mayor Gerry McLoughlin handing over the chain of office to his successor, Mayor Kathleen Leddin.INDEPENDENT city councillor Kathleen Leddin has been installed as the 817th Mayor of Limerick.It was a case of third time lucky for the Northside councillor as she defeated Fine Gael nominee Cllr. Denis McCarthy by nine votes to eight.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up For two of the last five years, Cllr Leddin was runner-up in the mayoral election, as Fine Gael and Labour joined forces to rotate the posts of Mayor and Deputy Mayor between them.This time around, her election was secured after Fine Gael’s Pat Kennedy voted against his own party and the Labour Party failed to deliver on its election pact with Fine Gael.Labour’s Joe Leddin broke ranks to support Cllr Leddin who was nominated by fellow Independent John Gilligan.There were indications of a split in the Fine Gael camp when Cllr McCarthy’s nomination was opposed by Cllr Kennedy who was bidding for his third term as Mayor.Stating that she was the happiest woman in Limerick, the new Mayor said she was delighted with her election having served as a councillor for the past 14 years.Maintaining a family link with the mayoralty, Labour’s Orla McLoughlin, a daughter of outgoing Mayor Gerry McLoughlin, was elected Deputy Mayor. Linkedin TAGSDenis McCarthyfeaturedfull-imageJoe LeddinKathleen LeddinMayor of LimerickPat Kennedy First Irish death from Coronavirus Twitter Email Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Facebook Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Previous articlePowerteam plugs into €3.1million Limerick windfarmNext articleLimerick doctor’s key role in transplant games Editor Advertisement Shannondoc operating but only by appointment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet Print WhatsApp