Dakar Sow House / SAOTA

first_imgArchDaily Projects “COPY” Area:  1402 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: SAOTA Area Area of this architecture project Dakar Sow House / SAOTASave this projectSaveDakar Sow House / SAOTA ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/151795/dakar-sow-house-soata Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of SAOTA+ 25 Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSAOTAOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSenegalPublished on July 21, 2011Cite: “Dakar Sow House / SAOTA” 21 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img 2011 Text description provided by the architects. Brief Situated on a cliff side overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Villa Sow in Dakar was completed in 2011, with SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects) as the Architects and ANTONI ASSOCIATES doing the Interior Decor. The house was designed for a Senegalese businessman and his young family. Save this picture!Courtesy of SAOTASite Built on the site of an old World War Two bunker and on the edge of a cliff, Villa Sow is the result of a careful analysis of the sites parameters and opportunities. Part of the old bunker has been retained and a portion of it now houses an underground cinema that opens up into a water courtyard in the entrance of the house, and is connected back to the house via a timber panelled walkway towards a spiral staircase that runs from the lower ground to the first floor level of the villa. Save this picture!Courtesy of SAOTA‘Whilst the cliff side site presented an extraordinary opportunity for a house on the edge of Dakar’s CBD the slowly eroding nature of the cliff face required a very carefully considered structural solution.’ says Greg Truen, resulting in a building design that seemed to float off the cliff’s edge. Save this picture!Courtesy of SAOTAApproach Save this picture!Courtesy of SAOTAThe ground floor of the house is designed to facilitate convenient entertainment both indoor s and outdoors and is furnished to enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, and the pool terrace area. With articulated terraces, bequeathing each room an unfettered view of the sea, it’s no wonder that the main reference point of the house is the hallway from the study area to the kitchen, with all rooms extending from it. The orientation of the rooms in the house is all based on the best ocean views. Save this picture!Courtesy of SAOTAThe study / office sits in a separate block joined to the main house by a hallway. Under the study/office sits a separate fully contained guest room, sitting on the very edge of the cliff, alongside which sits a private gym and reflecting pond. The main house has a lounge with a double volume space, a top of the range kitchen, barbecue terrace and pool terrace, as well as a gaming/family room. Save this picture!Courtesy of SAOTAA main feature in the house is the spiral staircase, clad in stainless steel, and the treads made of white granite. To add to the grandeur of this architectural element, there are 20mm in diameter stainless steel rods running from the first floor handrail to the lower ground floor, thus making the stairwell look like a sculptural steel tube. Save this picture!Courtesy of SAOTAThe first floor houses the children and master bedroom. Clerestories and aluminium screens, coax illumination alongside the carefully framed north eastern views. A skylight above the stairwell and floor to ceiling glazing in the lounges add to the sense of transparency. The master suite opens up into a terrace with views of the ocean in the south western direction, and a private garden with an outdoor shower in the north eastern direction. The result is a cleaver and sophisticated hierarchy of spaces, each room situated to take full advantage of indoor-outdoor living.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessAdobe for Women / blaanc borderless architecture and CaeiroCapursoArticlesVideo: The Race to ZeroArticles Share Dakar Sow House / SAOTA Senegal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/151795/dakar-sow-house-soata Clipboard Year:  CopyHouses•Senegal Houseslast_img read more

“I haven’t lost hope”

first_img Follow the news on Zimbabwe News Organisation August 19, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “I haven’t lost hope” Reports ZimbabweAfrica Help by sharing this information ZimbabweAfrica to go further RSF_en The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africacenter_img September 1, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts November 27, 2020 Find out more Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail November 12, 2020 Find out more News Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell Founded in 1999, The Daily News had a circulation of 150,000 when it was banned in September of 2003, the year it won the Reporters Without Borders / Fondation de France prize.After a two-year legal battle, the Media and Information Commission (MIC) refused on 18 July 2005 to let The Daily News reappear, although the supreme court had ruled that the ban was illegal.Forty-five of The Daily News’ journalists are to be tried on 12 October for working without official accreditation. They face two years in prison.Nkomo is both editor of The Daily News and executive chairman of the company that publishes it, Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ). He has been having the worst period in his career since The Daily News and its Sunday edition, Daily News On Sunday, were banned.__________________________________________________ “I haven’t lost hope””I am not surprised that we were shut down. We were radical in our reporting, as we were supposed to be. Those that shut us down were cowards who could not stand constructive criticism. The bunch that shut down The Daily News will soon come to an end and The Daily News will bounce back on the streets again.I have ceased to estimate a time as to when the paper will come back, but all I am saying is I will remain here as the boss of Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ) until the papers are back on the streets. It could be a few months or a few years, but I will still be here.I have had to endure heart-breaking years as the chief executive officer of ANZ but if the head loses hope, then the body loses hope. I have not lost hope. I have the responsibility to keep hopes high. I still think that The Daily News will hit the streets again one day. As I said, that day is not far away. Evil cannot continue to rule indefinitely.Since the closure of both The Daily News and Daily News On Sunday on 12 September 2003, we have spent Z$10 billion (182,000 Euros) on legal fees and costs related to the closure of the two titles. Our majority shareholder, Strive Masiyiwa, has financed us during the last 2 years. When the papers were shut down, he promised to continue supporting and funding us for two years and sadly, the two years are now up, without us getting the paper back on the streets. We have no option but to go back to him to support us in our battle to get a license. It might be a case of him drip-feeding us, as he has other commitments elsewhere.We have filed two cases in the Administrative Court and the High Court. It is unbelievable. I would like to put it this way: it is not a question of our believing or not believing in the judicial system in Zimbabwe. Even if I did not have confidence in the judicial system, I would still go there. There is no option. This judicial system is the only one we have. It is like our country, Zimbabwe. It is our one and only Zimbabwe. You cannot substitute it for another country.I am much saddened by the fact that we have had to lay off 167 workers including journalists as a result of this protracted legal battle. But I believe all those who worked for both The Daily News and Daily News On Sunday are burning in their hearts with the desire to come back and “tell it as it is.” That was our slogan at The Daily News – Telling It As It Is. Those workers who have been laid off know it was not our desire to do this, but the government’s. Once the papers are back, they will come back. Right now we have lost two floors of offices consisting both editorial and marketing, as a result of the MIC decision not to give us a licence. But a new dawn is close. When we come back we will be much stronger and more committed. Even some of our journalists, who are now residents outside the country, will come back and make The Daily News what it was. This is not far from being achieved. If God is for us, then we do not see those that are against us prevailing for long.” last_img read more

Mansion Tax would be bad for property, warns agent

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Mansion Tax would be bad for property, warns agent previous nextRegulation & LawMansion Tax would be bad for property, warns agentThe majority of agents believe Labour’s proposed mansion tax will have an adverse impact on the housing market.PROPERTYdrum1st May 20150614 Views With just over a week until the General Election, London based estate agents Sandfords has joined a chorus of other industry experts and warn of the possible ‘disastrous consequences’ for the residential property market if Labour is elected into power.The estate agency firm is particularly concerned about the party’s plans to introduce a mansion tax on all homes worth more than £2 million, and the potential impact that the levy could have on the housing market in London as well as other parts of the country._“In the immediate run up to the Election we are seeing a lot of influential individuals, economists and agents shouting about the reality of a Labour Government and the effects their proposed mansion tax will have on the whole property market, and not just in London,” said Tim Fairweather, a Director at Sandfords.“We have voiced our fears of Labour’s taxing policy on numerous occasions ever since its proposal but it’s now increasingly apparent that it will provoke far reaching problems that will have an effect on millions of everyday people,” he added.Although Labour insist that they want to help aspirational homeowners gain a foot on the housing ladder, Fairweather claims that the party are merely “bashing the rich” with their proposals for housing.“Labour seem to be under an illusion that their proposal would not involve the lower end of the market.” Fairweather continued. “It’s quite clear that the introduction of a mansion tax would shake up the entire property market and its undoubtedly not going to be exclusive to the capital either. There is uncertainty over the clarification of property values and this will cause no end of problems with pricing in and around the £2 million bracket. Prices will fall at the top end of the market which will ricochet into the mid-market hitting the exact people that Labour proposes to support. Below the threshold we will naturally see increased competition which in turn will result in prices being driven up, pricing out a whole group of buyers wanting to move up the property ladder.”He added, “The market currently is subdued but by no means completely dampened. Transactions are going through and demand is evident. Following the Election, if Labour are successful and do enforce the mansion tax, there will be consequences; a flattened market in not only areas where there are ‘mansions’, which many are in fact just large family homes, like London and the South East but also further afield.”Fairweather’s comments are unlikely to go down well with senior Labour politicians.Earlier this year, the party slammed Knight Frank for sending out material to households highlighting what the property firm described as the “threat” of a mansion tax before the Election.Sadiq Khan, the Shadow Justice Secretary, accused the firm of “scaremongering” arguing that it was an attempt by the estate agents to sway the outcome of the election.The Knight Frank letter did not tell voters which party to vote for ahead of the election but did warn of the potential implications that the levy on high-value homes could have._The letter sent out in Wandsworth, which is a marginal seat, read, “Ahead of the General Election on 7th May, you will no doubt be considering the implications of the result on your investments and assets.“For those with a stake in the upper end of the housing market, the threat of a potential Mansion Tax is one obvious area of focus. We felt you would be interested in this particular issue and the attached insights from our Global Head of Research Liam Bailey (right).”Khan responded to the letter by saying, “Estate agents are one of few professions trusted less than politicians, and I am shocked that Knight Frank think it is acceptable to scaremonger like this.”A recent survey by the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) found that 57 per cent of its member agents believe that Labour’s proposed mansion tax will have an adverse impact on the housing market, while 45 per cent of its members see the Conservatives’ flagship housing policy of developing 200,000 new homes as potentially having the most positive impact on the residential property market._Mark Hayward of the NAEA commented, “Demand is still vastly outweighing supply in this country, so it is clear something needs to be done to aid this growing problem. Whoever wins it is vital that building more affordable homes is top of their agenda.”homeowners mansion tax affordable homes property ladder residential property market May 1, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Pippin’s Kyle Dean Massey Returns as a Broadway.com Video Blogger

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Massey will be our first return vlogger; Fans will remember Normal Life, his Broadway.com series that took us backstage at Next to Normal. We can’t wait to follow him around again, this time as he and his fellow stars make magic eight times a week at the Music Box Theatre. Look for the Fresh Prince vlog on March 20, and every Thursday for the next eight weeks. Pippin Related Shows Hey y’all, guess who’s back! Kyle Dean Massey, who is set to begin performances as the titular character in the Tony-winning revival of Pippin on April 1, will return as a Broadway.com video blogger. Look out for his new series, Fresh Prince: Backstage at Pippin with Kyle Dean Massey.center_img View Comments Kyle Dean Massey Massey most recently appeared on Broadway as Fiyero as Wicked. His additional stage credits include Next to Normal, Xanadu, Lucky Guy and Altar Boyz. He can be seen on TV and film credits include Inside Amy Schumer, Up All Night, Hart of Fixie, Cupid, The Good Wife, Sex and the City 2 and The Contest. Star Fileslast_img read more

COVID-19 crisis exposes holes in social aid disbursement

first_imgThe COVID-19 crisis has exposed fundamental problems in the distribution of social assistance, particularly the lack of reliable recipient data, as the government scrambles to shield the most-affected parts of society from economic pain.The initial phase of social aid disbursement was far from smooth sailing after reports emerged about slow or mistargeted distribution amid red tape and a lack of coordination among central and regional governments.Read also: Social aid feud between central govt, city leaves some poor Jakartans in limbo However, they proved to be too sluggish in the database upkeep, and the current health crisis has become its unraveling.“The economic crisis caused by the pandemic should serve as a marker for all stakeholders to improve the data collection system, so that aid programs can be managed well both under normal circumstances and in times of shock, as is currently the case,” Athia said.Read also: Poverty elimination back to square one as COVID-19 wipes past progress: ExpertsThe Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK) deputy for prevention, Pahala Nainggolan, said the agency had urged regional authorities to use citizenship identification numbers (NIK) to clamp down on mistargeted aid disbursement, which he also said was the result of outdated DTKS data.Pahala argued that a lack of urgency among regional authorities to update their datasets had resulted in mistargeted distribution.“We see huge inefficiencies [in aid distribution], with stories of poor people [not getting their share of relief] due to inaccurate data,” he said.The KPK is working together with various stakeholders to monitor aid distribution and disbursement. It issued a circular on April 21 instructing the relevant ministries and regional officials to use the DTKS database as the first reference for distributing aid.In the event of data discrepancies, the circular instructs that aid should only be disbursed to beneficiaries who meet the criteria, while new data should be submitted to the Social Affairs Ministry.Social Affairs Minister Juliari Batubara acknowledged on Tuesday the difficulties in data collection at the local level, with various social assistance programs running simultaneously and from different stakeholders, including among Cabinet ministries and from city, regency and provincial governments.He also admitted to a lack of coordination that had caused problems in the initial phase of aid distribution but insisted that regional authorities would take care of any data glitches.Read also: ‘Not our responsibility’: Minister fends off criticism of COVID-19 social aid distributionPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has instructed the relevant parties to solve the data discrepancies and simplify disbursement procedures, so that the aid packages could be quickly distributed.The government has allocated Rp 172.1 trillion for social safety net programs to alleviate the economic strain caused by the restrictions aimed at curbing COVID-19.The funds are supposed to be disbursed through regular and nonregular social safety net schemes, which include the Family Hope Program (PKH), basic food cards and staple food packages for 1.9 million households in Greater Jakarta.Some of the funds will go to 9 million households outside of Greater Jakarta through direct cash transfers.Nonregular schemes are meant only for residents who meet the government’s aid recipient criteria but have yet to be recorded in the DTKS database.The government has identified 8.3 million households that are eligible for direct cash transfers outside Greater Jakarta, which Juliari expects will be disbursed with the help of the postal service by Saturday.Topics : The root cause of the problem, left unresolved for years, was the sluggish pace at which regional governments regularly update their list of beneficiaries, said Athia Yumna, a researcher at Jakarta-based SMERU Research Institute.“Poverty is dynamic in nature. People who were poor last month could be better off this month, and people who thrived last month may become poor this month due to COVID-19. That is why regular updates of the database are necessary,” said Athia.The disbursement of all state-sponsored social assistance falls under the purview of the Social Affairs Ministry’s Integrated Data for Social Welfare (DTKS), which was built upon a 2015 Statistics Indonesia (BPS) survey that sought to map out the distribution of wealth in the bottom 40 percent of the population.The survey was the last of its kind to date, with the central government opting to give regional administrations the mandate to regularly update the database for their respective areas.last_img read more

Gambling bill watered down

first_imgDominion Post 17 June 2013A bill aimed at reducing the negative side effects of gambling has been heavily watered down.Maori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell’s Gambling Harm Reduction Amendment Bill was reported back from the commerce select committee today.But many of the original changes have been cut back, with the Greens suggesting the bill had been “hamstrung” by vested interests.The original bill intended to ensure the proceeds from poker machines were returned to the communities where they were made. That would have given local authorities more control over gambling operations.The committee did away with the planned 80 per cent return of proceeds to the local community.Instead, amendments would allow for regulations to prescribe the distribution of proceeds based on the geographical area of the pokies.“As long as national or regional organisations are not disadvantaged,” the committee said in its report.The committee also ruled out imposing the use of pre-commitment, player tracking, or other harm-minimisation devices.“We believe it would be premature to mandate specific approaches.”And it ruled out forcing territorial authorities to review Class 4 licenses every three years, saying it would be “unduly expensive”.It also ruled out removing horse racing from the list of charitable purposes that could receive money from the proceeds of gambling, saying they were nonprofit organisations which provided facilities to community groups at low or no cost.“We consider the removal of funding would have an adverse effect on communities and racing-related economic activity.” Labour reserved its decision on supporting the bill.http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/politics/8805847/Gambling-bill-hamstrung-by-vested-interestslast_img read more