Wednesday, August 29, 2012

የፍትሕ ጋዜጣ ዋና አዘጋጅ ተመስገን ደሳለኝ ክሱ እንዲቋረጥ ተደረገ፡፡



የፌደራል ዓቃቤ ሕግ በመሠረተበት ሦስት ክሶች ምክንያት ነሐሴ 17 ቀን 2004 ዓ.ም. ዋስትና ተከልክሎ በማረሚያ ቤት እንዲቆይ የተደረገው የፍትሕ ጋዜጣ ዋና አዘጋጅ ተመስገን ደሳለኝ በዛሬው ዕለት ክሱ እንዲቋረጥ ተደረገ፡፡




ክሱ እንዲቋረጥ ያዘዘው ከሳሹ የፌደራል ዓቃቤ ሕግ ሲሆን፣ ለክሱ መቋረጥ በምክንያትነት ያቀረበው ተጨማሪ ምርመራ አደርጋለሁ በማለቱ መሆኑን ለማወቅ ተችሏል፡፡

ዓቃቤ ሕግ በዛሬው ዕለት ለፌደራል ከፍተኛ ፍርድ ቤት 16ኛ የወንጀል ችሎት በጻፈው ደብዳቤ በጋዜጠኛ ተመስገን ላይ ያቀረባቸውን ክሶች ማቋረጡን አስታውቋል፡፡ በዚህ መሠረት ተመስገን በዛሬው ዕለት ከእስር እንደሚለቀቅ የተገኘው መረጃ ያመለክታል፡፡የፍትሕ ጋዜጣ ዋና አዘጋጅ ክስ የተመሠረተበት በ2003 እና በ2004 ዓ.ም. ራሱ በዘገባቸውና በጋዜጣው ዓምደኞች በተዘገቡ አመፅ ቀስቃሽ ናቸው በተባሉ ሦስት ጽሑፎች ሳቢያ መሆኑን መዘገባችን ይታወሳል፡፡ፍትሕ ጋዜጣ ሐምሌ 13 ቀን 2004 ዓ.ም. ከጠቅላይ ሚኒስር መለስ ዜናዊ ሕመም ጋር በተገናኘ ዘገባው ምክንያት ከታተመ በኋላ እንዳይሠራጭ በፍትሕ ሚኒስቴር መታገዱም ይታወሳል፡፡ ጋዜጣው ከዚያን ጊዜ ጀምሮ የብርሃንና ሰላም ማተሚያ ድርጅት አላትምም በማለቱ ምክንያት ሕትመቱ ተቋርጧል፡፡



Monday, August 20, 2012

Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has passed away.

At about 7.AM   in Ethiopian Time Councils of Ministers sent a massage via Ethiopian TV and Radio the sudden death of prime minister Meles Zenawi .  According to the unexpected  news PM Meles Zenawi has passed away at 5.40PM (before mid-night)  in hospital due to complication of infection. His doctors who were with him since the beginning of his illness have done the best to save his life, the news further said.  The Ministers of Councils also said deputy prime minister  Hailemarim  Desaline take over the duty of prime minister position as of today (August 21, 2012. ) Following the presence of ambassadors   representing Ethiopia in different countries residents in Addis have big speculation about the health situation of PM Meles Zenawi. People here in Addis are in a great shock and surprise about this sudden news. Stay tuned.    

Thursday, August 16, 2012

ብፁዕ ወቅዱስ አቡነ ጳውሎስ አረፉ።Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Abune Paulos passed away


20ኛ ዓመት በዓለ ሢመታቸውን ከሐምሌ 5 ቀን 2004 ዓ.ም ጀምሮ እስከ ወሩ መገባዳጃ ሲያከበሩ የቆዩት አምስተኛው የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ፓትርያርክ ብፁዕ ወቅዱስ አቡነ ጳውሎስ በጠና ታመው ነሐሴ 8 ማምሻውን ወደ ደጃዝማች ባልቻ ሆስፒታል ከገቡ በኋላ በሕክምና ሲረዱ ቆይተው ማረፋቸውን ምንጮች ገለጹ ።
ብፁዕ ወቅዱስ አቡነ ጳውሎስ ነሐሴ 10/2004 ዓ.ም ከሌሊቱ በ11 ሰዓት ከዚህ አለም በሞት መለየታቸውን የፓትሪያርኩ ፅህፈት ቤት አስታውቋል።
Abune Paulos, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church has died at the age of 77 at Balcha hospital. Abune Paulos was born in Adwa in November 03,1935. His birth name was Gebre Medhin Wolde Yohannes.
Office of the Patriarch gave an official statement up on the death of the patriarch.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Ethiopia's Meseret Defar takes gold in the women's 5000 metres

ETHIOPIA'S Meseret Defar deprived her teammate and arch-rival Tirunesh Dibaba an Olympic double for a second time when she produced a home-stretch sprint to claim victory in the 5000m. Defar, who also won the 5000m at the Athens Games in 2004, timed a relatively slow 15min 04.25sec, with world champion Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya claiming silver in 15:04.73.  Defending Olympic champion and newly-crowned 10,000m gold medallist Dibaba, considered the greatest female distance runner of all-time with three Olympic titles and four world crowns, took bronze in 15:05.15. Britain's Joanne Pavey took up the early running in the 12-and-a-half lap race, Dibaba content to sit quietly on the inside lane. Italian Elena Romagnolo led the bunched peloton through the 2km mark in 6:17.35. Cheruiyot and her teammates Sally Kipyego and Viola Kibiwot sat at the back of the pack as Dibaba took to the front with four laps remaining. Defar followed, with Kibiwot leading the trio of Kenyans through to the front as the pace finally upped towards 65sec laps.With 800m to go, Dibaba tested the waters with another surge that saw the main contenders cut to the six east African rivals. As the bell rang for the final lap, Dibaba looked up at the screen to see where the field lay and approaching the final bend, there were still six runners in it. Defar waited on Dibaba's shoulder and pounced as her teammate, looking for her trademark turn of speed for the line, came up empty. Cheruiyot, who is also reigning world 10,000m champion, then passed Dibaba in the final few metres.  Source ( AFP)




Friday, August 10, 2012

Meles is in regular contact with Thabo Mbeki over the issue of Sudan, says an official

An African Union official said Mr Meles had been in regular contact with Thabo Mbeki, South Africa’s former president and AU envoy to Sudan, during recent negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan. He has told AU officials he will be back next month to play a more hands-on role in the next leg of negotiations.  Read more...

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Booth attendants charged in Smithsonian parking fee thefts


Three booth attendants have been charged in connection with thefts at the parking garage of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum annex. The three attendants were arrested by the FBI and Smithsonian security agents Saturday as their shifts ended. The U.S Attorney's office said at least $400,000 had been stolen over three years. Federal prosecutors said closed circuit television cameras showed parking attendants repeatedly unplugging electronic vehicle counters, which allowed as much as $4,000 to be stolen in a day. One parking attendant is seen stuffing wads of cash into a duffel bag, officials said.
The parking garage at the Smithsonian annex, known as the Udvar-Hazy Center, charges drivers $15 daily, with most of the proceeds intended to go to the museum. The annex, located near Dulles Airport, is home to the space shuttle Discovery and a large display of other historic aircraft.
Those arrested were Freweyni Mebrathu, 45, of Sterling, Virginia; Genete Yigzu, 46, of Alexandria, Virginia; and Meseret Terefe, 36, of Silver Spring, Maryland. All three were employees of Parking Management Inc. The U.S. Attorney's office said the three are charged with embezzling and stealing federal monies belonging to the Smithsonian. Each faces up to ten years in prison.  Source ( CNN)


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tiki Galena of Ethiopia wins women's marathon in Olympic-record time


Through 33 turns, past Big Ben and the Tower of London and enough other historical attractions to fill a guidebook, Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia never relented, running through a downpour at the start and a drizzle toward the end, capturing the gold medal in the women’s marathon in an Olympic-record time of two hours, 23 minutes, seven seconds on Sunday. The 5-5, 106-pound Gelana, niece of the 2000 Olympic marathon winner, Gezhagne Abera, and the winner this year at Rotterdam , broke away from Kenya’s Priscah Jeptoo with just over a half-mile to go, and then held off a final late counter-surge by Jeptoo not even a water stop from Buckingham Palace. The race did not include world record-holder and British icon Paula Radcliffe, who is injured, but that was of no issue to the 24-year-old Gelana, who prevailed in the closest Olympic marathon ever.
Jeptoo’s silver medal time was 2:23:12. Tatyana Petrova of Russia was a surprise bronze medalist, bettering her personal-record time by almost 90 seconds with Through a finish of 2:23:29. Well beyond the halfway point, a lead pack of more than 20 were clustered, among them Americans Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher. But Gelana, who ran the second half in under one hour and 10 minutes, and Kenyans Jeptoo, Mary Keitany and Edna Kiplagat broke away, and Petrova joined them. Flanagan, the bronze medalist at 10,000 meters in Beijing, wound up 10th, crossing in 2:25:51. Goucher clocked 2:26:07 and placed 11th. We all have perceived boundaries about what we are capable of,” Flanagan said. “I am capable of better.”   The third American in the field, Desiree Davila, withdrew after two miles with a hip ailment. Source (DAILY NEWS)








Saturday, August 4, 2012

A brilliant run, says BBC


"Ethiopia has every reason to celebrate. She becomes the seventh athlete from the country to win three individual gold medals. It was a fantastic performance, a brilliant run. You know what? She might have another in a few days time. This is the great Tirunesh Dibaba."

On her fourth Olympics Pavey, 38, beat her previous best by 19.10 seconds, as Bleasdale improved by 33.96 seconds.  Dibaba's triumph was her third Olympic gold after winning both the 5,000m and 10,000m in Beijing - the first female athlete to do so.  Leading with 500m to go, 26-year-old Dibaba broke away from Kenya's Sally Kipyego and Vivian Cheruiyot to win in 30 minutes 20.76 seconds.  And she could match that triumph, as she plans to run again in the shorter distance in London in the final on Friday, 10 August.  After a steady first 4,000m where the pace was 74 seconds per lap, Kipyego began to drag out the race around the halfway mark.  Ethiopia's Werknesh Kidane took it on another gear around 7,600m as the leading runners slimmed down to just four with team-mate Dibaba behind Cheruiyot and Kipyego.  With three laps to go Kipyego found the front as Kidane slipped back, but it mattered little as Dibaba tore down the finishing straight for the penultimate time.  In front of a noisy crowd clearly enjoying the first day of athletics in the Olympic Stadium, the Ethiopian runner established a 30m lead down the back straight.  And she extended it further as she completed a final lap of 62 seconds to give her opposition no chance of stripping her of her crown.   Source (BBC)