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2013-01-07 12:24:09

XIAMEN, China, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2013 C&D Xiamen International Marathon came to a successful conclusion in the coastal city of Xiamen on January 5. Ethiopia's Getachew Terfa Negari won the men's title, clocking in at 2 hours, 7 minutes and 32 seconds, breaking the course record and setting the record for all marathon races ever held in China. Fatuma Sado Dergo, also from Ethiopia, clinched the women's title in 2 hours, 27 minutes and 35 seconds. (Photo:...

Convergent Evolution Linked To Adaptation To High Altitudes
2012-12-08 08:00:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A shared biological adaptation enables highlanders in both Tibet and Ethiopia to thrive in the low oxygen of high altitudes. A new study from Case Western Reserve University reveals that the ability to pass on this trait, however, appears to be linked to different genes in the two groups. The shared adaptation is the ability to maintain relatively low levels of hemoglobin for high altitudes. Hemoglobin is the oxygen-carrying protein...

Coffee Could Be Extinct Before The End Of The Century
2012-11-08 11:54:48

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For many of us, a hot, freshly brewed morning cup of coffee is a necessity. But with the looming threat of global warming, that wake-up brew could become a thing of the past, according to a new study from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (UK). The researchers note that their predictions are for only one type of coffee bean, the wild arabica. However, it is one of only two species of bean used to make coffee and is by far the most...

2012-11-01 11:29:56

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia and BANGALORE, India, November 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New Core Banking Solution to Improve Customer Service and Operational Efficiency Bunna International Bank, a leading player in the Ethiopian market, today announced the selection of Finacle[TM] core banking solution [http://www.infosys.com/finacle ] from Infosys for its transformation journey. Finacle will enable the bank to integrate its front...

2012-10-23 11:26:25

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr.Hauschka Skin Care is proud to announce their support of the Terra PLC Damask Rose Farm, a new fair trade initiative in Ethiopia. Dr.Hauschka Skin Care manufacturer WALA Heilmittel is helping to create a self-reliant and economically sustainable community by establishing a biodynamic resource for Damask rose essential oil, a key ingredient in the Dr.Hauschka range. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121023/NY98241) Seven years ago,...

2012-10-23 11:20:49

EVERETT, Wash., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) joined with Ethiopian Airlines and Seattle Anesthesia Outreach (SAO) to deliver approximately 20,000 pounds (9,000 kilograms) of medical supplies to Ethiopia's largest hospital. The delivery was made to Black Lion Hospital using Ethiopian's third 787 Dreamliner, marking the first time a Dreamliner has been used as part of Boeing's Humanitarian Delivery Flights program. "Ethiopian Airlines is one of Boeing's most active...

2012-10-17 11:24:12

French food manufacturer to significantly increase its total investment since 2005 to support sustainable food production systems MALAUNAY, France, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nutriset, the inventor and manufacturer of Plumpy'nut(®) - the highly fortified peanut-based paste that revolutionized the treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) - today announced the company will contribute an additional $5.8 million over the next two years to combat severe acute...

Ethiopian Lion Population Proven To Be Unique By DNA
2012-10-13 08:38:47

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online DNA has proven that the Addis Ababa lion in Ethiopia is genetically unique, prompting researchers to urge the animal be put on an endangered species list. It has been obvious that some lions in Ethiopia have a large, dark mane, extending from the head, neck and chest to the belly, but it wasn't known if these lions were a genetically distinct population. Researchers found that captive lions at the Addis Ababa Zoo in Ethiopia...

2012-10-07 22:21:07

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia and CHENNAI, India, October 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethiopian Central Bank chooses Polaris' Intellect Quantum CBS specifically designed for Central banks Polaris Financial Technology Ltd (POLS.BO), a leading global Financial Technology Company, today announced that National Bank of Ethiopia, an important Central Bank in the African continent, has chosen to implement Polaris' next-generation...

2012-09-11 10:24:01

Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald launch "Ethiopian Village" sweepstakes to raise funds for drought-stricken region BOSTON, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Inspired by their travels to Ethiopia with international relief and development organization Oxfam America, NFL superstar wide receivers Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald kick off the 2012 NFL season with a campaign to help raise funds for awareness of the drought in East Africa. (Logo:...


Latest Ethiopia Reference Libraries

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...

Somalirhynchia africana
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Somalirhynchia africana is a species of brachiopod in the Tetrarhynchiidae family. This marine rhynchonellate lampshell lived during the Late Jurassic Period in the Ethiopian Faunal Province, which today consists of Ethiopia, Somalia, Jordan, Yemen, Kenya, Madagascar, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia. This species also occurred in India. During the Upper Jurassic, this species would have been found in tropical, shallow, coral seas, where it lived as a stationary epifaunal suspension feeder. S....

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