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2011-05-16 17:10:00

American Women Lebeaud and Philbrook Achieve Olympic Trials Qualifying Times PITTSBURGH, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a temperature in the 60s, and a drizzle that didn't dampen runners' spirits, the May 15, 2011, running of the Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon and the FedEx Ground Pittsburgh Marathon Relay was underway. The City of Bridges hosted a sold-out field of 18,000 registered participants as well as cheering...

2011-04-26 15:53:00

BOTHELL, Wash., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, April 27, a brand new 777 will take off from Boeing field carrying some precious cargo: more than 2,200 textbooks destined for schools in rural Ethiopia. The effort began in February, when student government leaders at Cascadia Community College learned about newly constructed schools in Ethiopia that were opening without books in the classrooms or libraries. "This was a chance for us to gather together to help make...

2011-04-20 00:00:28

Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant of Montclair, NJ owners honored by The National Restaurant Association with 2011 Faces of Diversity American Dream Award. Montclair, NJ (PRWEB) April 18, 2011 Ethiopian sisters Berekti and Akberet Mengistu, owner-operators of Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant in Montclair, NJ, were honored by The National Restaurant Association and honored with its 2011 Faces of Diversity American Dream Award on Wednesday, March 13, 2011. The award celebrates members of the restaurant...

2011-04-12 08:15:00

Co-Sponsored Philanthropy Demonstrates Strong Partnership and Commitment by Companies to Global Health and Environmental Issues MANNHEIM, Germany, April 12 /PRNewswire/ - OpenText(TM) (NASDAQ: OTEX) (TSX: OTC) today announced at the eighth International SAP((R)) Utilities Conference 2011 that it has joined SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) in co-sponsoring UNICEF's Clean Water for Ethiopia project. The companies committed to donating a total of EUR20,000 to UNICEF. Emergency conditions are all...

2011-02-26 00:00:26

Award-winning Boston jazz/Latin band with a decade of experience in Ethiopian music is invited to play a series of concerts in Ethiopia, in May 2011, celebrating the work of Nerses Nalbandian, an Armenian musician who found a home as Ethiopia's maestro from the 1930s to the 1970s. Band launches Kickstarter.com campaign to raise $10,000 in 30 days to partially fund the tour; simultanously prepares for concerts in Massachusetts with legendary Ethiopian singer Mahmoud Ahmed...

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2011-02-11 06:25:00

A fossilized arched foot bone recovered from Ethiopia shows that our human ancestors walked upright 3.2 million years ago, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science. The fossil, a fourth metatarsal, or midfoot bone, belongs to a group of the famed hominid Lucy, and indicates that a permanently arched foot was present in the species Australopithecus afarensis.  The findings are the first evidence to address the question of how this species moved around. "This fourth...

2010-12-17 16:49:00

EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) partnered with Ethiopian Airlines and Seattle Anesthesia Outreach (SAO) for this week's 777-200LR (longer range) delivery to Ethiopian Airlines to transport much needed anesthesia equipment to Black Lion Hospital - Ethiopia's largest hospital. "Boeing and its airline partners have been working together to fill what is sometimes empty cargo space to help bring relief to people around the globe," said Liz Warman, director of...

2010-12-08 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Shutterstock, the leading global provider of stock images and stock footage by subscription, has made a lasting difference in the lives of hundreds of men, women and children in Northern Ethiopia by providing the life-changing gift of clean, safe drinking water for decades to come. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080910/NYW066LOGO ) New Shutterstock-funded wells throughout the arid Amhara region mean that men such as Muche Alemu no longer...

2010-11-25 00:00:44

Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant of Montclair, NJ introduces QR code program to enhance the diner's experience with immediate "self-serve" digital access. QR codes are readily available In Japan and Europe and beginning to show up in the U.S. on business cards, product packaging and print ads. The restaurant is the first in the area to use them as part of its décor and signage. Newark, NJ (PRWEB) November 23, 2010 Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant, a local ethnic restaurant in Montclair, NJ,...

2010-11-10 08:27:00

BRUSSELS, November 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethiopian general elections, held in May 2010, fell short of international standards, according to the assessment of the EU Election Observation Mission (EOM). "The electoral process fell short of international commitments for elections, notably regarding the transparency of the process and the lack of a level playing field for all contesting parties", states the Final Report, published on 8 November. The delay in publishing this critical report...


Latest Ethiopia Reference Libraries

African Wild Ass, Equus africanus
2014-04-30 11:15:27

The African wild ass (Equus africanus) is a species within the Equidae family that is thought to be that ancestor of the domestic donkey. This species resides in arid habitats in a range that includes the Horn of Africa, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. This species hold four subspecies, including the Somali wild ass and the Nubian wild ass. The African wild ass reaches an average body length of 6.6 feet, a height between 12.1 and 14.1 hands at the shoulders, and a weight between 510 and...

Nile Lechwe, Kobus megaceros
2012-09-10 17:01:29

The Nile lechwe (Kobus megaceros), a species of antelope, is also known as Mrs Gray's lechwe, the waterbuck, or the wasserbock. It can be found in Ethiopia and Sudan, where it prefers a habitat within grasslands, steppes, wetlands, coastal areas, or swamplands with water reaching a depth between 3.9 and 16 inches. Leopold Fitzinger first described this antelope in 1855. The Nile lechwe varies in size depending on sex, with males typically reaching a weight of up to 260 pounds and females...

Walia Ibex, Capra walie
2012-08-29 12:21:36

The walia ibex (Capra walie), sometimes considered to be a subspecies of the Alpine ibex, and can be found in a highly restricted range in the Semien Mountains in Ethiopia. It prefers a habitat within rocky areas, subalpine grasslands, scrubs, and mountain forests at an elevation between 8,200 and 14,800 feet. This ibex is also known as the Abyssinian ibex. The walia ibex is typical dark brown to red brown in color, with a grey brown muzzle and lighter grey legs. The underbelly and insides...

Dromedary Camel, Camelus dromedarius
2012-08-24 14:19:35

The dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius), also known as the Arabian camel, is a completely domesticated species that appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Domesticated”. It is thought that when wild, its native range was mainly in the Arabian Peninsula. It can now be found in South Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. The only dromedary camels that display wild behaviors are the population of feral camels in Australia, which were introduced in 1840. It prefers a...

Dibatag, Ammodorcas clarkei
2012-08-05 21:14:48

The dibatag (Ammodorcas clarkei), also known as Clarke's gazelle, is native to Somalia and Ethiopia. Its range is significantly smaller than it once was, and in many areas, populations are fragmented. In the region of Ogaden, where it was once abundant, the northern populations have dwindled due to human civilizations taking over. In southern Ogaden, it is still present in acceptable numbers, most likely due to the natural vegetation and habitat required to sustain it. It prefers a habitat...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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