Thursday, February 28, 2013

የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያን 6ኛውን ፓትርያርክ መረጠች::


አቡነ ማትያስ የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ስድስተኛ ፓትርያርክ ሆነው ተመረጡ ዛሬ በተካሄደው የድምፅ አሰጣጥ 806 ሰዎች የተሳተፉ ሲሆን ከዚህ ውስጥ አቡነ ማትያስ 500 ድምፅ በማግኘት ነው ስድስተኛው የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ፓትርያርክ ሆነው የተመረጡት ብፁዕ አቡነ ማትያስ እሁድ የካቲት 24 ቀን 2005 . በቅድስት ስላሴ ካቴድራል ስድስተኛው የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተክርስቲያን ፓትርያሪክ በመሆን በአለ ሲመታቸው ይፈጸማል።ዛሬ ከጧት ጀምሮ የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያን 6ኛውን ፓትርያርክ ለመምረጥ በተደረገው ሂደት መሠረት 806 መራጮች ድምጽ የሰጡ ሲሆን ከሰዓት በኋላ በተደረገው ድምጽ ቆጠራ ብፁዕ አቡነ ማትያስ በኢየሩሳሌም የኢትዮጵያ ገዳማት ሊቀ ጳጳስ 500 ድምጽ በመመረጥ የመጀመሪያውን ድምጽ በማግኘት 6ኛው ፓትርያርክ ሆነዋል፡፡ ብፁዕ አቡነ ኤልሳዕ 39 ድምጽ፤ ብፁዕ አቡነ ዮሴፍ 98 ድምጽ፤ ብፁዕ አቡነ ማቴዎስ 98 ድምጽ፤ ብፁዕ አቡነ ሕዝቅኤል 70 ድምጽ በማምጣት ምርጫው ተጠናቋል፡፡ አንደ ድምፅ በትክክል ባለመሞላቱ ውድቅ ሆኗል፡፡ፓትርያርክ ሆነው የተመረጡት ብፁዕ አቡነ ማትያስ በመጨረሻ ባስተላለፉት መልእክትከእግዚአብሔርና ከሕዝበ ክርስቲያኑ የተሰጠኝን አደራ ለመወጣት ከብፁዓን አባቶች፣ ካህናትና ከምእመናን ጋር አብረን ስንለምንሠራ ሥራው የቀለለ ይሁናል ብዬ አምናለሁብለዋል፡፡ምንጭ ማህበረ ቅዱሳን::

Monday, February 18, 2013

Uganda Grants political asylum to Eritrean football squad


The Eritrean national football team which disappeared in Uganda has finally got refugee status in the East African country, a senior government official said here on Monday.Apollo David Kazungu, Commissioner for Refugees in the Office of the Prime Minister told Xinhua in an interview that the Refugee Eligibility Committee had found the group's claims valid and granted them refugee status. The Eritrean team had been eliminated in the 2012 Council for East and Central African Football Associations (Cecafa) tournament in the early stages after drawing with Zanzibar 0-0, losing 3-2 to Malawi and being beaten 2-0 by Rwanda in their last match. Instead of boarding the next plane out of Uganda, the players and officials left their hotel reportedly for shopping, and only three returned home. Kazungu said that most of the team refused to return home for fear of being allegedly conscripted into military training. He said although the Eritreans players have been granted asylum, they have not been relocated to resettlement camps because they prefer to stay in the Ugandan capital Kampala. After the 2010 Cecafa tournament in Tanzania, 13 players from Eritrea's team also disappeared and defected. Several of those players have since reappeared in Houston, Texas under a refugee resettlement program in the United States. Source ( Xinhua )




Sunday, February 17, 2013

LALOMBE ( ላሎምቤ)

 Feb 10th  Ethiopian This  Week   , weekly  Radio  program  featured  on  the  sudden news of   the legend artist Tesfye Lemma and  close discussion with  Lalombe (  ላሎምቤ)  Film director  and producer Abrham Tsegye . The film is about a young extremely enthusiastic journalist’s adventurous and cumbersome struggle to succeed in producing a refined and internationally competitive documentary film initially with almost no or little means at his disposal. Abraham explains   how his film Lalombe was selected in the Black American film festival that took place in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Did you know that names like Harambe and Lalombe are belong to cattle’s in Hammers tribal language?  Lalombe   even is an expression for the most colorful oxen.  Amazing! Click the following link, to listen the full interview.
                                          http://archive.org/download/EtwFeb10p/Feb10FullP.mp3

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Meteorites injure hundreds in central Russia

A meteor crashing in Russia's Ural Mountains has injured at least 950 people, as the shockwave blew out windows and rocked buildings. Most of those hurt, in the Chelyabinsk region where the meteor fell, suffered cuts and bruises but at least 46 remain in hospital. A fireball streaked through the clear morning sky, followed by loud bangs. Dozens of people captured footage of the moment the meteor streaked across the sky. Source ( BBC)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Ethiopian Flower Exporters Cash In on Valentine's Day

“It’s one of the holidays the flower industry flourishes. And the production goes up by 30 to 40 percent and so the demand,” said Messele. About 85 percent of Ethiopia’s flowers are exported to Europe. Flower exports in 2012 were valued at more than $210 million. This year, the amount is expected to be more than double, at $525 million. Many of the roses that lovers give each other on Valentine’s Day happen to be grown in Ethiopia…read more

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ethiopia: Parking attendant sentenced in scam that netted almost $1.4 million in fees


The pair of parking lot attendants at the Smithsonian Institution’s air and space center in Chantilly were very patient. And for a while, anyway, their patience paid off. Car by car, truck by truck, SUV by SUV — as thousands of drivers handed over the $15 parking fee for the lot at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, the booth attendants pocketed it. One of them hauled off wads of cash in a red duffel bag. To mask their thefts, they doctored the daily work sheets and unplugged the machine that counted a car every time the gate was raised and lowered. Fifteen dollars here and $15 there added up very quickly. Since 2009, the two attendants stole almost $1.4 million in parking fees, court records show. The full scope of the theft became known Friday at the sentencing of Freweyni Mebrahtu, 46, of Sterling, who admitted stealing $900,000. That’s on top of the nearly $487,000 theft previously disclosed during the January sentencing of her colleague, Meseret Terefe, 37, of Silver Spring. Mebrahtu was sentenced to 27 months in prison Friday and Meseret received a 20-month term in a scheme as simplistic in its execution as it is remarkable for its yield.The losses were about 10 percent of the total gross parking revenue for the museum in a little more than three years, according to Smithsonian officials. Source (Washington Post)




Tuesday, February 5, 2013

አንጋፋው የሙዚቃ ሠው ተስፋዬ ለማ አረፈ::

በአንዳንዶች የኢትዮጵያ የባህል ሙዚቃ አባት የሚል የቁልምጫ ሥም የተሰጠው እውቁ ሙዚቃ ሰው ተሥፋዬ ለማ ባለፈው ሃሙስ ለሊት፥ ለአርብ አጥቢያ ከዚህ ዓለም በሞት ተለይቷል። ተሥፋዬ ለማ «ኦርኬስትራ ኢትዮጵያ፤» በሚል ይታወቅ የነበረው የቀድሞውን የቀዳማዊ ኃይለሥላሴ፥ የዛሬውን አዲስ አበባ ዩኒቨርሲቲ የባህል ሙዚቃ ባንድ በመራባቸው ዓመታት፥ የኢትዮጵያ የባህል ሙዚቃ በአጠቃላይ የኅብረተሰቡንም ሆነ የሌሎች ተቀባይነትና ተሰሚነት ማስገኘት ባስቻሉ ሥራዎቹ ይወደሳል። ተሥፋዬ ለማ ከኦርኬስትራ ኢትዮጵያ በኋላም በተለያዩ የሙዚቃ ተቋማት ባከናወናቸው ሥራዎቹ፥ ባፈራቸው ታዋቂ ድምጻውያን እና እንዲሁም ጥላሁን ገሰሰን ጨምሮ ለገናና ድምጻውያን በጻፋቸው የሙዚቃ ድርሰቶቹም ይታወቃል። ተስፋዬ፥ የህክምና ክትትልና እገዛ ከሚያገኝበት የአዛውንቶች መኖሪያ ሳለ የደረሰውን በኢትዮጵያ የባህል ሙዚቃ ታሪክ ላይ ያተኮረ ዳጎስ ያሉ ገጾች ያሉት መጽሃፍ ለማሳተም ጥረት በማድረግ ላይ ሳለ ነው፥ ከዚህ ዓለም በሞት የተለየው። የአንጋፋውን የሙዚቃ ሠው ተሥፋዬ ለማን ህይወትና ሥራ ለመዘከር የተሰናዱትን ቅንብሮች ከዚህ ያድምጡ።
ቆይታ ከሁለገቧ አርቲስት ዓለም ጸሃይ ወዳጆና ከአርቲስት ዓለማየሁ ገብረህይወት ጋር...


Sunday, February 3, 2013

What is your view in supporting community organizations?



January 27th ,  ETW Radio program features on the involvement of Ethiopians living abroad in supporting the Good Samaritan organizations in their own community. The editor of Ethiopian This Week argues that most Philanthropic Organizations and their great ideas often are not successful simply because of the lack of support from the public. Click the link below to listen the remark as well as part of the interview with Artist Fekadu Teklemariam and Have you say! Here is the link.