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2013 Dar es Salaam building collapse

The Dar es Salaam building collapse occurred during the early hours of Good Friday on 29 March 2013 when a 16-floor residential apartment building collapsed on a nearby mosque compound, killing 36 people and trapping over 60 under the rubble. The building was owned by Raza Huseein Damji with the National Housing Corporation having a 25 percent share in the project. Poor building design was the suspected cause for the collapse, Kheri Kessy, the Deputy Mayor of Ilala said in 2007, as the approved plan was for a 10 floor apartment building project; the project inspector ensured protocol was followed but when the ten floors were completed the oversight responsibility changed to a different governmental body. The Contractors Registration Board Engineers Registration Board claimed a stop order was issued when the building exceeded the 10 floor plan approval; the plan limitation was ignored when at the time of collapse there were 16 completed floors and another projected 3 floors to be constructed.

Substandard concrete and steel bar reinforcement were cited as reasons. The Tanzanian Red Cross expressed relief that the casualty figures could have been far higher but the streets were empty of vendors and shoppers due to the holiday. Construction of a nearby building of the same owner and under the same construction company was ordered to stop pending an investigation after reports that it had developed cracks as well. A week after the collapse, on 5 April, The Minister for Lands and Human Settlements Development, Prof Anna Tibaijuka issued an order for the owner to demolish the second 16-storey building, based on information gathered by government officials that it was ill-constructed as well. Similar to the first, the owner erected a 16-storey structure instead of 10 floors as the building permit stipulated, she said, "now it's time to take action. That building was given a permit for ten floors only but the developer ignored the limitation..." The owner was given 30 days to comply with this order.

The order was delayed. On May 29, 2013, two months after the collapse of the first building, the Ilala municipality issued a one-week demolition notice to the owners of the building. President Jakaya Kikwete who visited the site expressed his sorrow and tweeted his prayers for those afflicted by the tragedy. On a second visit the next day, he ordered for strict supervision of construction projects. “The municipal Chief Engineer, Ilala District Chief Inspector of buildings, owner of the building and whoever is connected to the scam must face justice,” Kikwete ordered. Professor Ibrahim Lipumba, leader of the Civic United Front visited the site as well where he said, “Innocent lives have been shuttered down. Authorities should have questioned from the beginning the legality for continued construction of the additional floors of the building against the agreed ten floors. Serious inspection of buildings must be a routine duty.”Dar regional police chief, Suleiman Kova, said, "the owner of the building would be held responsible and taken to task".

Weeks after the incident, in the parliament budget speech, Prof Kulikoyela Kahigi said that the government should bear the blame, considering the fact that former Prime Minister Edward Lowassa formed a task force in 2006 to investigate the state of buildings under construction but its recommendations were ignored. Out of the 36 people killed in the collapse, 25 were identified of which were 4 children and 21 adults; the children were all students of the Al Muntazir School who were playing soccer near a mosque after morning prayers. They were identified as Yusuf Khaki, Zahid Kanji and Suheil Karim. Other victims include Kulwa khalfan, Hamada Mussa, Kessy Ally Manjapa, Hamis Zuberi Mkomwa, Boniface Bernard, Seleman Haji, Seleman Mtego, Sikudhani Mohamed, Ahmed Salum Mirambo, Salum Issa Mapunda, Selemani Rashid Mnyani, John Mtyani Majewa, Mussa Ally Munyamani, David Severin Helman, William Joackim, Abdulhaman Othman Mwiha, Emmanuel Christian, Mmanyi Jumanne Ngadula, Advai Mpinge Desiki, Emmanuel Grayson Wahai and Augustino Kanisius Chuma.

At the behest of Kikwete, three municipal officials and the engineer were held for questioning over the incident. This was increased to include his son, Aly Raza Damji. Vedasto Ferdinand, a quantity surveyor was arrested. On 4 April 2013, 11 suspects were charged with 24 counts of manslaughter; these included: Albert Jonas Munuo, an Assistant Registrar with Architects and Quantity Surveyors Registration Board Raza Hussein Ladha Damji, the owner of the building Joseph Frank Ringo, a Principal Enforcement Officer with the AQRB Charles Salu Ogera, an engineer Zonazea Anange Oushoudada, a consulting engineer Vedasto Ferdinarnd Ruhola, a Quantity Surveyor Michael Loth Hema, an architect Goodluck Silvester Mbanga Wilbroad Wilbard Mugyabuso Ibrahim Mohamed, alias Kisoki Mohamed Swaburi AbdulkharimThe owners' son, arrested was let go for unknown reasons. The suspects were remanded until 16 April pending a bail ruling. On 16 April, the magistrate court justice suspects; the conditions of the bail required each of the accused to secure two reliable guarantors, who would have to sign a bond of 20 million Tanzanian shillings each and bring along formal letters of introduction from their local governments.

The suspects were ordered to surrender all travel documents and not leave the city without informing the court. Media related to 2013 Dar es Salaam building collapse at Wikimedia Commons

Emmones Idees

Emmones Idees is an album by popular Greek artist Katy Garbi. It was released in October 15, 2003 by Sony Music Greece and received Platinum certification by IFPI, selling over 60,000 units; the first single "Na Pernas" and precursor to the album was released over one month prior to the release of the album, which itself was scheduled to be released early September and delayed to October 1. It was released as Garbi's thirteenth studio album on October 15, 2003, it was available in two different versions: the standard 16-track version, the other being marked a "Limited Edition" and including a bonus DVD of previous EP Mia Kardia's music videos along with her biography and photos. There is a cover track "Ilios I Vrohi", based on "Youm Wara Youm" recorded and performed as a duet by Egyptian singer Samira Said and Algerian singer Cheb Mami. Containing many of her most successful songs, like "Na Pernas", "Antres", "Esena Mono" and "Ta Ripsokindyna". "M' Eheis Arrostisei" "Tha Meinei Metaksi Mas" "Making of "Tha Meinei Metaksi Mas" Extras Discography Biography Photo Gallery Greek/English Menu The following singles were released to radio stations and made into Music Videos.

The songs "Emmones Idees", "Stenahoriemai" and "Zilia", despite not having been released as singles, managed to gain radio airplay with the following singles. "Na Pernas" "Poso Tha'Thela" "Antres" "Esena Mono" Emmones Idees Medley: "Apopse, Thee Mou, Anapse T' Asteria" / "Ta Ripsokindina" / "Den S' Agapaei" "Apsyha Pragmata""Na Pernas" Prior to the release date of the album, the first single of the album was released to Greek radio on September 3, 2003. Na Pernas. "Na Pernas" "Poso Tha'Thela" "Esena Mono" Emmones Idees Medley: "Apopse, Thee Mou, Anapse T' Asteria" / "Ta Ripsokindina" / "Den S' Agapaei" "Apsyha Pragmata" Personnel Dimitris Antoniou: guitars Panagiotis Charamis: bass Nikos Chatzopoulos: violin Ahilleas Diamantis: guitars Stratos Diamantis: arrangement, keyboards Dimos Emmanouel: backing vocals Konstantinos Emmanouel: backing vocals Galleon: arrangement, keyboards Spiros Georgiou: arrangement, keyboards Thanos Gkiouletzis: violin Telis Kafkas: bass Panos Kapiris: second vocal Manolis Karantinis: cura, baglama | bouzouki | lute Katerina Kiriakou: backing vocals Spiros Kontakis: guitars Dimitris Kontopoulos: arrangement, keyboards Giannis Konstantinidis: guitars Kostas Lainas: programming, keyboards Giannis Lionakis: arrangement, guitars Mohament: percussion Andreas Mouzakis: drums Giannis Mpithikotsis: bouzouki, baglama Vasilis Nikolopoulos: drums Alex Panayi: backing vocals Christos Pertsinidis: guitars Marios Psimopoulos: arrangement, keyboards Antonis Remos: second vocal Panagiotis Stergiou: bouzouki, baglama Nikos Terzis: arrangement, keyboards Lakis Tsiatsiamis: drums Aspa Tsina: backing vocals Production Giannis Doulamis: executive producer Nikolas Georgiou: styling Giannis Ioannidis: mastering Nikos Iosifidis: recording - mixing Kostas Kalimeris: mixing Dimitris Kontopoulos: recording Aris Mpinis: recording - mixing Lefteris Neromiliotis: recording - mixing Vasilis Nikolopoulos: recording - mixing Petros Parashis: artwork Christos Prentoulis: photographer Petros Siakavellas: mastering Despina Triantafillidou: photo processing Stefanos Vasilakis: hair styling Manos Vynihakis: make up Emmones Idees is reported to have shipped over 40,000 units in Greece, totalling over 60,000 units worldwide

Nice Guy Eddie (TV series)

Nice Guy Eddie is a British television detective drama series, created by Elliot Hope and Johanne McAndrew, principally written by the latter, first broadcast on BBC1 on 14 June 2001, in the form of a 90-minute pilot. Commissioned into a six-part series, Nice Guy Eddie follows the exploit of a Liverpool-based bumbling private detective, Eddie McMullen, played by Ricky Tomlinson, whose life is turned upside down by the arrival of Frank Bennett, who turns up on his doorstep claiming to be his son. Notably, the role of Eddie McMullen was written for Tomlinson, becoming his first leading role in a television drama series. For the series, a real life private investigator based in Liverpool, Tony Smith, acted as a script consultant, to ensure the stories were as close to life as possible. Despite attracting moderate ratings, only seven episodes were produced; the series has yet to be released on DVD. Ricky Tomlinson as Eddie McMullen Tom Ellis as Frank Bennett Rachel Davies as Ronnie McMullen Elizabeth Spriggs as Vera McMullen John Henshaw as Lol O'Toole Christine Tremarco as Ange McMullen Emma Lucy Vaudrey as Becca McMullen Stephanie Waring as Laura McMullen Joanne Sherryden as Sharon McLean Scot Williams as Neil Jones Nice Guy Eddie on IMDb Nice Guy Eddie on IMDb