Man smears son with honey, ties to stake for insects to attack in sick torture ritual

Man smears son with honey, ties to stake for insects to attack in sick torture ritual
In pictures found on the mother’s phone, the boy can be seen bound hand and foot to a stake after he was smeared with honey. (Courtesy: Masrawy)
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Updated 02 June 2021

Man smears son with honey, ties to stake for insects to attack in sick torture ritual

Man smears son with honey, ties to stake for insects to attack in sick torture ritual

CAIRO: A father has been arrested in Egypt after his wife accused him of torturing their 7-year-old son by tying him to a stick and smearing him with honey to attract bees and other insects.  

The prosecution office in the Delta city of Shebin al-Qanater has launched extensive investigations into the case of the child who was exposed to the bizarre form of punishment about a week ago.  

In pictures found on the mother’s phone, the boy can be seen bound hand and foot to a stake after he was smeared with honey and left exposed to the sun to attract insects. 

Local reports said the father resorted to this punishment – a type of torturing method used in the ancient times - to “discipline” the child after neighbors accused him of theft. 

The horrified mother sought help from a child rescue body in Egypt which referred the incident to the prosecution. 

The mother said her husband brutally beats her and the children constantly. 

The man is now in custody undergoing investigation.


Evernex aims to help companies reduce carbon footprint 

Evernex aims to help companies reduce carbon footprint 
Updated 27 min 27 sec ago

Evernex aims to help companies reduce carbon footprint 

Evernex aims to help companies reduce carbon footprint 

In 2018, four percent of worldwide carbon emissions came from digital activities. At our current rate of expansion, this will grow to eight percent by 2025. Manufacturing of IT hardware such as cell phones, laptops, servers are major contributors of increasing carbon footprint.   

Life cycle analysis shows that raw material extraction and manufacturing represents 40 to 80 percent of the total CO2 emissions for a piece of equipment.  

As businesses refine their processes to reduce their total carbon footprint, sustainable IT practices will form a key part of every company’s Corporate Social Responsibility and overall drive to carbon-zero.

In addition to reducing their consumption, companies need to find ways to extend the life of their equipment and help reduce the demand for new assets. One way institutions and companies are already moving to a more sustainable IT strategy is by extending their IT equipment lifespan through maintenance rather than hardware refreshment.

Evernex Saudi Arabia, a subsidiary of the global independent IT Life Services company Evernex, is one company helping others reduce their impact by extending the life of IT equipment through maintenance, preventing the need for the manufacture of new assets. 

Repairing helps slow the cycle of production within the IT industry. It reduces the demand for new raw materials and prevents carbon emissions that come from equipment production. 

Evernex currently maintains over 360,000 IT systems in more than 165 countries and has a global network of 45 offices. With over 2,000 clients in the Kingdom, it is a major contributor to bringing sustainable solutions to IT and the preferred maintenance partner for multinational companies looking for both engagement and expertise.


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IMF delegation arrives in Lebanon, to meet PM Mikati on Tuesday

IMF delegation arrives in Lebanon, to meet PM Mikati on Tuesday
Updated 2 min 57 sec ago

IMF delegation arrives in Lebanon, to meet PM Mikati on Tuesday

IMF delegation arrives in Lebanon, to meet PM Mikati on Tuesday

BEIRUT: A delegation from the International Monetary Fund arrived in Lebanon on Monday and will meet Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Tuesday, the prime minister’s office said on Twitter.
The delegation, led by Ernesto Ramirez, will stay for few days during which they will meet with Lebanese officials and the ministerial committee negotiating with the IMF.
They will discuss strategies to be built on early next year, when an expanded mission will come to negotiate the details of an expected economic and financial recovery program for Lebanon. 


LuLu, EFAA mark World Disability Day

LuLu, EFAA mark World Disability Day
Updated 39 min 11 sec ago

LuLu, EFAA mark World Disability Day

LuLu, EFAA mark World Disability Day

LuLu joined hands with EFAA to support and spread awareness and kindness on World Disability Day. 

Lulu, in association with Dammam Disability Charitable Trust, honored around 50 participants at an event comprising elders and children, who are making a mark in this world against all odds.

The memorable event featured entertaining and encouraging stories and songs, emphasizing that the differently-abled are not alone in this fight.  

Rana Taibah, general manager of the trust, appreciated LuLu's efforts and support in marking the World Disability Day.


Egypt reveals plans for electric cars, 3,000 charging stations 

Egypt reveals plans for electric cars, 3,000 charging stations 
Updated 06 December 2021

Egypt reveals plans for electric cars, 3,000 charging stations 

Egypt reveals plans for electric cars, 3,000 charging stations 

CAIRO: Egypt is poised to sign a deal that will see the production of electric vehicles in the country, Minister of the Public Business Sector Hisham Tawfik has said.

Three companies are currently competing for the right to produce the cars, but the names of these firms were not disclosed by the minister. 

Tawfik stressed that the state-owned El Nasr Governmental Vehicles Company will produce only one model of electric car.

He also revealed 3,000 electricity charging stations will be created across three governorates, with a new company set to be established to manage these facilities in partnership with a sovereign company with a 90 percent share.

The Egyptian government has finished providing all incentives for electric cars, including preparation and special support for the buyer, in addition to subsidizing the price of electricity.

Last month, the Egyptian Ministry of Public Business Sector announced that negotiations with the Chinese Dongfeng company had stopped as a result of a failure to reach an agreement to reduce the price of the imported component sufficiently  enough to enable the Nasr Automotive Company to produce and launch the car at a competitive price.

The Ministry stated at the time that it would, in cooperation with the Metallurgical Industries Holding co and the Nasr Automobile Company, open new channels of communication with one of the specialised global consulting offices to identify an alternative partner, and it is expected that positive results will be reached before the end of November.

Egypt had signed the framework agreement with the Chinese company, Dongfeng, to produce the E70 car in January 2021, after a series of negotiations that took more time than expected due to the emergence of the coronavirus at the beginning of 2020.