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ያው፤ ከኢትዮጵያ ተራሮች የተነሳው ‘አውሎ-ነፋስ ማርቆስ’ ወደ አሜሪካ ተልኳል!

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 21, 2020

  • 👉 በ አሜሪካ በካሪቢያን ባሕር ላይ ባሉ ደሴቶች የሚቀጥሉት ወራት በጣም አደገኛ የተባለው የአውሎ ነፋስ ወቅት ነው። እንደሚታወቀው የእነዚህ አውሎ ነፋሳት መነሻቸው የኢትዮጵያ ተራሮች መድረሻቸውም ማቃታማው የካሪቢያን ባሕር ነው። የልዑል እግዚአብሔር ትንፋሽእንደማለት የምስራቅ አፍሪቃ ሞንሱንይሉታል።
  • 👉 በእነዚህ ቀናት አውሎ ነፋስ ላውራ እና ማርኮ/ማርቆስ በካሪቢያን ባሐር ለመሽከርከር በመዘጋጀት ላይ ናቸው።
  • 👉 የላቲኑ ማርኮ = ማርቆስ

👉 ከጥቂት ቀናት በፊት የሚከተለውን ጽፌ ነበር፦

  • ሕፃን ቅዱስ ወንድወሰን ምንን እየጠቆመን ነው?
  • ቅዱስ

  • መልአክ (ቅዱስ ሚካኤል?)

  • ቅዱስ ማርቆስ

  • ኢትዮጲስ

  • እስክንድር ነጋ (ቪዲዮውን ሰርቼ ስጨርስ ጋላዋ አዳነች አበቤ *(አአ)በአዲስ አበባ *(አአ) ከንቲባነት መመረጧን ሰማሁ)ዋው!

  • አብይ አህመድ(ቄሮ)(መልአኩ ሰይፍና እሳት ይዞ ይመጣባቸዋል)

ቅዱስወንድወሰን የማንቸስተር ዩናይትድና የተጨዋቹ ማርቆስ ራሽፎርድ ደጋፊ እንደሆነ የእንግሊዝ ሜዲያዎች አሳውቀዋል ፥ ማርቆስ የሃዘን መልዕክት ለቤተሰቦቹ አስተላልፏል፤ ከሰሞኑ እንደሚጎበኛቸውም ቃል ገብቶላቸዋል።

የማንቸስተር ዩናይትድ ተጫዋች ማርቆስ ራሽፎርድ በብሪታኒያ ቢወለድም ዘሩ ግን በካሪቢያን ባሕር ላይ ከምትገኘው ደሴት ሃገር ከ ቅዱስ ኪትስ እና ኔቪስነው። ቅዱስ ኪትስ እና ኔቪስ / St. Kitts und Nevis – ስሙ ላይ ስናተኮር ቅዱስ ወንድወሰን ጋር የሚመሳሰል ሆኖ እናገኘዋልን። ብንጨምርበት ማርቆስ ራሽፎርድ ፥ ሐዋርያው ቅዱስ ማርቆስ ኢትዮጵያዊ ነው

👉 በአዲስ አበባ የመንበረ ልዑል ቅዱስ ማርቆስና ቅዱስ ሚካኤል ቤተ ክርስቲያን

የደብረታቦር / ቡሄ ፤ ማክሰኞ ፲፪/፲፪/፲፪ ዕለት የተሰጠውን ትምሕርት በጥሞና አዳምጠን ከዚህ ሁኔታ ጋር እናገናኘው።

አሜሪካ በኢትዮጵያ ያስቀመጥሽውን ሽብርተኛውን የግራኝ እብዮት አህመድ ቄሮ አገዛዝ እስካላስወገድሽ ድረስ ዕረፍት አይኖርሽም። ይህ ደካማ ትውልድ ዝም ስላለ እግዚአብሔር ዝም አይልም።

አሜሪካ የመለመልሽው የቄሮ አገዛዝ ይህን የተበከለ ደካማ ትውልድ እንዳሰኘው እያታለለው፣ እያላገጠበትና እየጨፈጨፈው ነው። በሚቀጥሉት ቀናት የአዲስ ዓመት በጎ ተግባርበሚል የማታለያ ዘመቻ እነ እስክንድር ነጋን ከአብዮት አህመድ ሽብርተኛ አጋሮች ጋር ከእስር ለመልቀቅ ይወስን ይሆናል፤ በዚህም እየተጨፈጨፈበት ያለውን የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ የዘርና የሃይማኖት ዕልቂቱን ሁሉ በመርሳት ጮቤ ለማስረገጥ ይሞክራል።

አሜሪካ፤ ለሽብርተኛው የግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አገዛዝ የምትሰጭውን ዕርዳታና ድጋፍ ሁሉ በመንፈግ ከኢትዮጵያ ምድር ባፋጣኝ እንዲወገድ ካላደረግሽ መጪዎቹ ወራት አስከፊ ይሆኑብሻል። አቧራውን እና አውሎ ነፋሳቱን እንደ ማስጠንቀቂያ አድርገሽ ውሰጂያቸው።

አዎ! ቅዱስ ማርቆስ ኢትዮጵያዊ ነው!

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Sacred Rivers: The Spiritual Side of The Ganges, The Nile and The Yangtze

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 12, 2014

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As his new television series ‘Sacred Rivers’ begins, Simon Reeve reveals the spiritual side of the Ganges, the Nile and the Yangtze

Outside a small hillside shrine at Gish Abay in the lush highlands of Ethiopia a large crowd had gathered under the sweltering midday sun. They were waiting patiently by a shack with a tin roof for Orthodox priests to bless them with water from an unimpressive little stream. But as it dribbles through a grassy meadow and tumbles down a rocky hill, hundreds of other trickles and torrents join it, and the stream is transformed into the mighty Nile.

I was visiting Gish Abay, revered by millions as the source of the world’s longest river, while filming Sacred Rivers, a new TV series for which I travelled the length of the Nile, the Yangtze and the Ganges.

The three journeys were rollicking adventures and an opportunity to explore remote and magnificent areas of the world, while having my brain fed with stories about the cultures, religions and countries that have emerged along some of our greatest rivers. They were also eye-opening experiences and often extremely moving.

Hundreds of pilgrims had travelled from across Ethiopia to the source of the Nile, either to give thanks for the holy waters, or to seek good fortune or healing for a depressing list of ailments. There was both wailing and joy. One young woman told me, with the certainty of the pious, that her kidney infection had just been cured by contact with the water.

The shrine at the source is underwhelming, but the veneration of the water made absolute sense to me. The Nile is life-giving. In the arid regions of north-eastern Africa, human existence would be virtually impossible without it. The same is true of the Ganges and Yangtze. Rivers have helped to shape the development of human civilisation. What could be more normal than to thank and praise God or the gods for the magical, mysterious gift of a river that has nurtured and sustained vast numbers of humans for aeons of time?

The Nile: The life-giving force at the heart of Africa

Two great tributaries form the world’s longest river: the White Nile running north from Lake Victoria, and the Blue Nile, which begins in Ethiopia, where I began my journey from source to sea.

Think of the Nile and you invariably think of Egypt, pharaohs and pyramids. But it’s actually Ethiopia that provides almost 90 per cent of the total flow of the Nile.

With a BBC team I followed the Blue Nile from Gish Abay to the far north-west of Ethiopia, and the vast waters of beautiful Lake Tana, an inland sea covering more than 1,000 square miles, also considered by some to be the source of the Blue Nile.

Fishermen on the lake still use boats made from papyrus, which grows all the way along the river Nile and played a major role in all of the civilisations that grew up on its banks. A local boatbuilder called Girma let me paddle around in one of his new creations, and although papyrus boats are as stable as a bowl of jelly, to my amazement I managed to avoid a watery dip.

Across the lake I stopped at the 700-year-old monastery of Ura Kidane Mehret, one of dozens in the area. Inside, vivid wall paintings tell the story of Ethiopia’s spectacular religious heritage. According to legend a Lake Tana monastery was also the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. Many Ethiopians believe it’s still in the country.

Heading north into Sudan, I saw the meeting point of the two Niles, the extraordinary spectacle of Khartoum’s ”whirling dervishes’’, and took a long drive into the desert to a region once home to the ancient Nile civilisation now known as Nubia.

Nubia developed along the river 5,000 years ago, and stretched from northern Sudan into southern Egypt. It is still little-known, but there are more pyramids in Sudan than in Egypt, and at Nuri there is a royal cemetery containing pyramids for 20 kings and 54 queens of the Nubian kingdom known as Kush.

Climbing the ruined side of the pyramid belonging to Taharqa, the greatest of all Kushite pharaohs – who ruled not only Sudan but the whole of Egypt as well – was a breathtaking experience.

Standing on top of Jebel Barkal, a lone 90m-high outcrop once considered the holiest site in Nubia partly because of its proximity to the Nile, I could see clearly why so many people worship our sacred rivers. Around me there was desert. Beyond the river, there was desert. But along the riverbanks, there was life.

Religions often developed out of a desire to explain and understand the forces of nature and creation. At Nuri there could not have been a clearer representation of the powerful gift of a river.

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Dam Rising in Ethiopia Stirs Hope and Tension

grand-ethiopian-renaissance-damThere is a remote stretch of land in Ethiopia’s forested northwest where the dust never settles. All week, day and night, thousands of workers pulverize rocks and lay concrete along a major tributary of the Nile River. It is the site of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, the continent’s biggest hydropower plant and one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects ever in Africa.

Ethiopia is a poor country, often known best for its past famines, but officials say the dam will be paid for without foreign assistance — a point of national pride. Computer-generated images of the finished structure are framed in government offices, splashed across city billboards and broadcast in repeated specials on the state-owned television channel.

We lean on the generousness of the rest of the world,” said Zadig Abrha, deputy director of the dam’s public mobilization office. “So there is a conviction on the part of the public to change this, to regain our lost greatness, to divorce ourselves from the status quo of poverty. And the first thing that we need to do is make use of our natural resources, like water.”

Ethiopia, one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, has poured its resources into a slew of megaprojects in recent years, including dams, factories, roads and railways across the country.

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‘Talking’ Monkeys: Gelada Baboons’ Social Lip-Smacking Hints at Human Language Evolution

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 10, 2013

My note: It won’t surprise us if they come up with the idea that Ethiopians owe their ‘evolutionary’ lineage to the Geladas, as other Africans to Gorillas, Asians to Orangutans and Europeans to Chimpanzees?

Well, scientists seem to be fascinated by the lip-smacking vocalizations of gelada baboons, as I once was fascinated by the funny observations of Xi, the African hero from the wonderful San tribe, in the hilarious South African slapstick movie, The God’s Must Be Crazy, Xi thinks whites talk like monkey. LOL!

 

Are these talking monkeys? Wild gelada baboons, native to Ethiopia, make lip-smacking sounds while socializing that sound surprisingly like human speech.

Geladas, sometimes called gelada baboons, are a highly social species of monkey from the high mountains of Ethiopia that make unique lip-smacking vocalizations to each other called “wobbles.” Wobbles are produced mainly by adult males seeking the attention of females, and are produced by inhaling and exhaling while lip-smacking, punctuated by grunts.

Other primates display non-vocal lip-smacks during social encounters, but geladas are the first nonhuman primates observed to vocalize while lip-smacking. Most other monkeys and apes make vocalizations without moving their lips, jaw, or tongue, and those sounds tend to be monosyllabic and without much variation in pitch and volume.

MonkeyBusinessGeladas’ wobbles, on the other hand, have an undulating rhythm that sounds surprisingly like human speech. The new findings, published today in the journal Current Biology, suggest that lip-smacking vocalizations could have been an evolutionary step towards human speech.

comparing the geladas’ vocalizations to the rhythms of human speech. He recorded and analyzed the rhythm of the wobbles, and discovered that at 6-9 hertz (Hz), they do indeed have a similar frequency to human speech. Like that of human speech, the rhythm of geladas’ lip-smacking wobbles corresponds to the periodic movements of the mouth and allows complexity.

Bergman suggests that lip-smacking may serve the same basic purpose as human language: in addition to allowing the exchange of information, it enhances social interactions.

It is unclear what kind of meaning geladas’ wobbles might carry, but it’s clear from observations of the monkeys that they facilitate social behavior. Geladas live in family units that often combine to form larger foraging bands of hundreds of animals, and spend much of their time sitting, munching on grass, and socializing.

While Bergman’s findings indicate a possible evolutionary pathway for language development, he acknowledges that much more research must be done to flesh out how human speech developed from other forms of animal communication. Many species of animals make sounds structured like human speech, and a gene called FOXP2 has been identified as important to both human language and animal communication.

As Bergman concluded his paper: “There is much to be explored about the evolution of human speech, perhaps most importantly how the production of complex sounds came to represent complex meanings.”

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