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Archive for October 30th, 2008

Barack Obama & Lewis Hamilton Could Count 22!

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 30, 2008

During the coming first four days of November 2008, we’ll likely witness a unique hitory in the making. First, on the 2nd of November, Lewis Hamilton, driving a MaClaran Mercedes racing car, N° 22, is going to Sâo Paulo, Brazil, as a favorite, to clinch the precious Formula One title, become “The first ‘Black'(light) and the youngest ever Formula One Champion.

2 days later, November 4, 2008, Barack Obama — whose 22 state campaign is likely to be more successful than the 57 state campaign strategy — is heading to the White House as the first ‘Black’ (light) President in history.

So, the magic formula is: 2 + 2 = 4; 22 + 22 = 44. 44 as in the 44th President of the United States Of America.

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Internet Killed Newspaper

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 30, 2008

Whenever I hear one of my favorite all-time pop song — “Video Killed The Radio Star!” — I keep wondering whether video indeed killed Radio at that particular time. One thing is true though, that is, Radio will be there despite the recent setbacks.  Arguably, it’s the most practical, comfortable and brilliant means of communication. As long as humans have two ears to listen with, we will continue needing Radio as it teaches us how to improve listening qualities on the social  and interpersonal communication level.

Although, right now, Radio and TV stations already have very slim news staffs, and rely on newspaper stories as the starting point for many of their own stories, the only surviving medium amongst the classic trio of Newspaper, Radio and Television, will be Radio. Radio was always there serving listeners gratis/free. Whereas the days of the rather costly printed media are counted. The TV age will also probably end within the next 10 or so years.

As the Internet has profoundly changed journalism, and print media is being rapidly reborn online, many journalists would embrace the change and prefer to doing blogs, and appreciating reader feedback on their stories. Of course, it is very exciting to see newsrooms as experiment rooms.

On the other hand, from now on, every passing day will bring us sad news about the death of some great newspapers and magazines, radio and TV stations.

Today, Wednesday, 29 October 2009, a potentially significant – and enormously sad – bit of newspaper history has just been announced in the United States. The Christian Science Monitor is to cease publishing as a daily paper in April of next year.

The Christian Science Monitor was, as it still is, one of the most respected and influential of American newspapers. It is also one of a tiny handful, alongside the likes of the New York Times and the Washington Post, which has always devoted the enormous resources required to cover not only events in the United States but across the wider world.

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Water Is Life

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 30, 2008

 

ድሃ ውሃ ከየት አገኘ?

ከነዚያ ደናግላን ሁሉ አንዲት ገረድ ብቻ ይዛ በተዘጋጀላት አልጋ ስትተኛ ሰሎሞን ለአሽከሩ ውሃውን ቀድቶ ከኩሽኩሽት እንደገባ እንዲያደርግ አዞት አስቀመጠ፡፡

በመካከል ንግሥቲቱ ውሃ በመጠማቷ ገረድዋን ከተኛችበት ቀስቅሳ ከንጉሡ አጠገብ ካለው ኩስኩስት (ውሃ ማስቀመጫ) ውሃ እንድታመጣላት ታዛታለች፡፡ ንጉሥ ሰሎሞን እንቅልፍ ሲይዘው ዓይኑ የሚያይ ይመስል አይጨፈንም፡፡ ከእንቅልፉ ሲነቃም ያንቀላፋ ይመስላልና ዓይኑን ይከድን ነበር ይባላል፡፡ በመሆኑም ንግሥቲቱ የመጣለትን ውሃ ስትጠጣ ሰሎሞን እጅዋን ለቀም ያደርግና ምነው መሓላውን አፈረስሽቢላት ብልህ ስትሆን ሳለ ምነው እንዲህ ያለውን ተራ ነገር መናገር፣ ውሃ ሊጠጡ መሃላ ይፈርሳልን? ስትለው ከውሃ የሚበልጥ ምን ገንዘብ አለ፣ ምድር በውሃ ላይ ፀንታለች፡፡ ሰማይም በውሃ ላይ ቆሟል፡፡ ሰው፣ እንስሳ፣ አራዊት፣ ሣር እንጨቱ፣ በውሃ ይኖራል፣ ይለመልማል ያብባል፣ ይፈራል ቢላት በዚህ ንግግሩ ተረታና ድንግልናዋን አስገስሳ ዕብነ ሐኪምን (ቀዳማዊ ምኒልክን) እንደፀነሰችና እንደወለደች ይነገራል፡፡

ውሃን በተመለከተ ስለ ንግሥተ ሳባና ንጉሥ ሰለሞን በትውፊት ሲነገር ቆይቷል፡፡ በልብ ወለድም፣ በታሪክም ተጽፏል፡፡ የውሃ ጥም ጥናቱ፣ አስከፊነቱ ሲታሰብ ንግሥተ ሳባን ልብ ይሏል፡፡ 500 የሴት ደናግል አስከትላ ጥበብን ለመማር ከሠራዊቷ ጋር ወደ ኢየሩሳሌም ከደረሰች በኋላ በአንድ ሌሊት በቤተ መንግሥቱ አዳራሽ ሲጨዋወቱ አምሽተው፣ አብረን እንሁን ቢላት ካንተ ማደር እፈራለሁ ድንግል ነኝ፣ በድንግልና ካልኖርሁ መንግሥቴ ይሻራል አለችው፡፡ አምርሮ ቢይዛት ተላልፌ አልደፍርሽም ብለህ ማልልኝ አለችው፡፡ እርሱም መልሶ አንቺም ተላልፌ ገንዘብን አልነካም ስትይ ማይልኝ ብሏት ተማማሉ፡፡

 

 

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