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From Ethiopia, Haile & Manager Slam New York Times

From Ethiopia, Haile & Manager Slam New York Times

// When Haile Gebrselassie announced his retirement, after pulling out of the 41st ING Marathon, it grabbed headlines. The Marathon world-record holder’s decision would be short-lived and a week later when Haile announced his return, it captured headlines once again. Haile had cited the injury he suffered just weeks prior to the [...]

Sound Off: My Disgust at Brandy’s Elimination from ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Sound Off: My Disgust at Brandy’s Elimination from ‘Dancing With the Stars’

With tears in her eyes, Brandy said, “I don’t know how to feel right now.” That was the singer’s response when asked by host Brooke Burke how she felt about her elimination. However, I, like black girls and women everywhere, know how I feel.  And no, I am not snapping my fingers and batting my eye. I am disgusted, shell-shocked, and [...]

Wind Park For Ethiopia

Wind Park For Ethiopia

From, ESI-AFRICA.COM: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ---  --- 17 November 2010 - The Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Terra Energy Developers for the engineering, procurement and construction of an estimated 400MW wind park project in Debre Berhan, 130 km north of the capital. The memorandum [...]

He’s Back! It’s official, Haile Announces Return

He’s Back!  It’s official, Haile Announces Return

// Just a week after stunning the running world by announcing his retirement at the 41st ING New York City Marathon, world-record holder Haile Gebrselassie officially announced his return according to Ethiopia First. According to the report the announcement came at the Great Run in Nekemete, where Haile was an honorary guest.  The event [...]

Drawing Inspiration from the Unlikeliest of Sources

Drawing Inspiration from the Unlikeliest of Sources

// My boss, let’s call him David, can be loud, pushy, and difficult.  In heated situations, and there are plenty, he speaks in a tone that makes me revisit my childhood years.  For years I tiptoed around the office making sure to avoid David.  Meeting rooms became panic rooms with the thought of giving a presentation in front of [...]

Ethiopia: Victory Dinner for NYC Marathon Winner Gebre Gebremariam – Photos

Ethiopia: Victory Dinner for NYC Marathon Winner Gebre Gebremariam – Photos

// New York (Tadias) – Gebre Gebremariam, last Sunday’s surprise winner of the New York City Marathon, was treated to a victory dinner on Monday night at Queen of Sheba – the popular Ethiopian restaurant located in Midtown Manhattan. Gebremariam gave Ethiopians something to cheer about after the highly anticipated appearance [...]

That Was Fast! Ethiopia’s Haile Reconsiders Retirement

That Was Fast! Ethiopia’s Haile Reconsiders Retirement

// In our recent poll on Haile Gebrselassie’s retirement, the majority who voted and said this just wasn’t it for Haile might be right on! Even Haile’s Manager, Jos Hermens, had his doubts that this was the end. It can be said that Haile has a close relationship with Jos. In a past interview with running times Haile said of [...]

Ethiopia rebels claim military victories

Ethiopia rebels claim military victories

// (AFP)  ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia's Ogaden rebels said Tuesday they had killed more than 200 soldiers in a string of successful military operations, a claim promtly ridiculed by the government. The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) issued a statement claiming it had "conducted 34 tactical and strategic military operations, [...]

Ethiopia: Haile Retires, Gebre Finishes First at the ING New York City Marathon

Ethiopia: Haile Retires, Gebre Finishes First at the ING New York City Marathon

// On a crisp Sunday morning, The 41st ING New York City Marathon drew thousands of runners from all walks of life. They were prominent world athletes, unsung heroes, and every day people. Among the runners included Chilean miner Edison Pena and the current world record holder Haile Gebrselassie. Less than a month after surviving [...]

My Ethiopian Journey, 19 Years Later

My Ethiopian Journey, 19 Years Later

// By: Bilen Muleta Like everything else in my life, my trip to Ethiopia wasn’t planned.  My sisters and I talked about going back, never thinking it would happen.  But in April 2010, after 19 years, I revisited my birthplace. When my sisters were busy planning the trip, I was in a daze.  My sister would ask me for my input but [...]

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