Archive for June 23rd, 2012

Kenenisa Bekele breaks all-comers’ record at UK Trials, Day 1

Kenenisa Bekele leads in Birmingham (Getty Images)

June 23, 2012, Birmingham, UK (IAAF) – Kenenisa Bekele moved up to third place on the world 10,000m list for 2012 and virtually assured his place at the London Olympic Games when he broke the UK all-comers’ record at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on Friday (22).

The reigning Olympic 5000m and 10,000m champion was invited to run as a guest in the men’s 10,000m final at the end of the first day of the Aviva UK Trials along with his younger brother Tariku and their fellow Ethiopians Sileshi Sihine and Gebre Gebremariam, plus the Commonwealth champion Moses Kipsiro from Uganda.

Bekele produced his best performance of the season so far to win with his trademark sprint finish in 27:02.59, just 0.61 seconds slower than this year’s world leader Wilson Kiprop.

Tariku Bekele ran a personal best to finish second in 27:03.24 while Gebremariam was third in 27:03.58. Kipsiro also set a PB, fifth behind Sihine in 27:04.48.

After two years of injury problems, the World record holder was relieved to get back to winning ways following four defeats in four Samsung Diamond League meetings over 3000m and 5000m so far this season. Read more…

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Posted by admin - 23/06/2012 at 6:53 pm

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Addunyaa galaa kaate booso hormaataa kaatee

Binta Dirree irraa | Waxabajjii 23, 2012

Eega qaqqllattee Wayyaaneen laamishte
Jaamaa uleen harkaa badde taate

Eaga baalli isii bu’ee hurgufame
Gofloltee jibbamtee tooftaan sii dulloome

Calalaqa boosoo afaan aduu dhiitee
Jaldeeyyiin Tigree dhaa leenca itti fakkaattee

Gantuu xawawaalleen kaatee itti galtee
Baaka hammaranetti dhangalaatee haftee
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Posted by Falmataa - 23/06/2012 at 9:53 am

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Kenya maids barred from Mid-East

Last year, Indonesia introduced a similar ban after a maid was executed in Saudi Arabia

June 23, 2012 (BBC News) – Kenya has stopped its citizens from seeking jobs as domestic workers in the Middle East, saying increasing numbers have been mistreated.

Correspondents say Kenyans have returned with horror stories; from sexual abuse to a maid’s body found stuffed into a fridge.

The foreign affairs ministry says Kenyans have duped by unscrupulous agents who promise non-existent jobs.

It says it will now vet all agents recruiting housekeepers and maids. Read more…

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Posted by admin - 23/06/2012 at 9:09 am

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The success of Oromo Cultural Exhibitions and Presentation on Africa Day 2012 in Dublin

Oromo Community in Ireland  | June 22, 212

Association of Oromo Community in Ireland (AOCI) was established in 2006 as a non-profiting organization and registered in the Republic of Ireland. The general objective of the organization is to promote integration and encourage the Oromo residing in Ireland as well as new comers to be self supporting and integrating with the native community. Beyond providing numerous services, the AOCI has been active in advocating as well as educating the surrounding communities about the Oromo people, culture and traditions, as well as the Oromo quest for national self determination.

On 26 and 27 May 2012, Association of Oromo Community in Ireland, AOCI, by representing its country Oromia, participated in Africa Day 2012 Celebration in Dublin/Ireland for the first time. Making “Oromo Awareness” one of its objectives, the organization ran Oromo Cultural Exhibitions at two different places in Dublin for more than a month. The exhibitions took place from 12 May until 15 June 2012, two weeks before and two weeks after the Africa Day 2012 Celebration and attracted a large number of visitors Read more…

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