LAKE PLACID — When Harris and Sue Semegram hosted the Lake Placid Rotary Club’s Ethiopian dinner benefit for international projects at their home on Thursday, March 23, they wanted to set the mood. ChatGPT: Lake Placid, New York is a small village located in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. The village has a strong sense of community and hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including the Lake Placid Film Festival, the Lake Placid Marathon, and the Ironman Lake Placid triathlon. ChatGPT: Lake Placid, New York is a popular destination year-round, with each season offering its own unique attractions and activities. The best time to visit Lake Placid depends on your personal preferences and what you are looking to do.
March 31, 2023 00:51 UTC
The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and the Ethiopian government’s Institute of Foreign Affairs foreign policy think tank signed a memorandum of understanding this week to collaborate on national security issues, including water and food security. “The very first thing we should do is conceptually move food security from the social and economic realm to the realm of national security,” explained Dr. Yechiel M. Leiter, director-general of the JCPA. ”National security is not just a matter of tanks and planes and soldiers – it is bread. Moreover, around 170,000 Ethiopian immigrants live in Israel today, according to recent data by the Central Bureau of Statistics. With the signing of the MOU, the center will work to find Ethiopian Israeli technology partners that could help the country better leverage its resources.
March 31, 2023 00:36 UTC
Kim Salzman, an Israeli with Pittsburgh ties, will release her debut novel, “Straddling Black and White,” on April 13. The protagonist, 14-year-old Azmera, embarks on the treacherous journey via Sudan to join her father in Israel, leaving her pregnant mother and younger siblings behind. Upon her arrival to Israel, Azmera struggles to assimilate into her new homeland where the language, the land, the culture and the people are foreign to her. Get The Jewish Chronicle Weekly Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign Up“Straddling Black and White,” Salzman writes, “is more than just a novel about the heroic Ethiopian Jewry’s immigration to Israel — it is a novel about risking everything in pursuit of a dream.”Salzman was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She lives in Northern Israel and works as the Israel and overseas director at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.
March 30, 2023 23:57 UTC
Screengrab/YouTube/FeelBeit/Emahoy Tsegué - Live TributeAs the Ethiopian pianist Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou approached the age of 100, fans and music critics from the US to Ethiopia, Israel to Europe have been eagerly rediscovering her work. But the Addis Ababa-born pianist, who has died at the age of 99, has been a source of fascination to connoisseurs. Enthusiastic fans of Ethiopian music might turn up, having heard a rumour that there is an Ethiopian monastery on the roof. She remained there until the end of her life, a religious Christian adopted as a figure of reverence among the music fans of Israel’s 140,000 citizens of Ethiopian lineage. A careful listen helps to identify close engagement with a variety of Ethiopian musical traditions.
March 30, 2023 21:36 UTC
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the country’s economy has been resilient and continued to register growth amid various challenges. Ahmed made the remarks Tuesday while presenting his government’s six-month performance report on security, economic and social matters to the lower house of the Ethiopian parliament. Referring to the growth forecast by the International Monetary Fund, Ahmed said Ethiopia’s economy is projected to grow at 5.7 percent this year, but warned that ongoing global economic shocks and imported inflation continue to pose serious threats, worsening the lives of the poor in the country. The prime minister indicated that the imported inflation, the absence of an efficient logistic platform, and the widening gap between demand and supply are some of the major challenges affecting the growth of the Ethiopian economy.
March 30, 2023 19:17 UTC
As it did in most areas of the world, COVID-19 strained Ethiopia’s health system and impacted uptake of essential health services. The Ethiopian health system is foundationally rooted in community-driven approaches and is home to a massive network of community health practitioners and programs. The Health Extension Program governs the community structures of our health system, and registered tremendous achievements over the last 15 years. In order to guide the Health Extension Program evolution for the next 15 years and achieve the country’s aspiration to realize universal health coverage, the government of Ethiopia developed and launched an ambitious strategy, called the Health Extension Program Optimization Roadmap. Unlocking the potential of digital technology for health will have a tremendous impact on access to quality health care.
March 30, 2023 19:14 UTC
“There's no beat in journalism that you can undertake that's going to protect you entirely from trauma,” Shapiro told VOA. Many also feel guilt or shame over their stress because, unlike the subjects of their stories, they usually haven’t experienced the trauma first-hand, Storm said. Studies have shown that bearing witness to trauma can have the same impact as being directly affected, a phenomenon known as vicarious trauma. “Journalists often come in contact with tragic images over and over and over again,” Tompkins told VOA. “Emotional detachment is a huge problem among people who cover nonstop tragedies, because that's where you'll make the worst journalistic decisions,” Tompkins told VOA.
March 30, 2023 18:58 UTC
Airfares in Asia-Pacific and Middle East surged as nations emerged from pandemic-related restrictions, according to the Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific’s latest Airport Industry Outlook. The increase in airfares were significantly above the global average with airline yields (revenue per RPK) that were 29% higher in 2022 than in 2019 in nominal terms. Airfares have increased across sector distances and the different markets served in the APAC-ME region. Across these busiest routes in 2022, the number of passengers was down 66% and the average airfare was up 77%. Jet fuel was 41% cheaper in 2020 compared to the 2019 average price, but 79% higher in 2022 due to oil supply restrictions caused by Russian sanctions and increasing air travel demand.
March 29, 2023 21:29 UTC
The Ethiopian Disaster Risk Management Commission announced that 282,934 metric tons (MT) of food aid has been distributed to people in need of humanitarian food assistance in northern Ethiopia since October 2022. The number of people requiring humanitarian assistance across northern Ethiopia surpasses 8.3 million, said the director, noting that 5.2 million of them are in the Tigray region. The director also said those people who are requiring food assistance reside in all zones of the Tigray region, in North Gonder, North Wello Zones and Wag-Hemra Nationality Administrative Zones. The director stressed a total of 282,934 metric tons of humanitarian food assistance has been distributed across the conflict-hit areas of the three regions through two rounds of aid delivery operations, including more than 141,671 metric tons of humanitarian food assistance distributed across conflict-hit areas of northern Ethiopia during the first round of aid delivery operation. The Ethiopian government and the TPLF on Nov. 2, 2022, signed a cessation of hostilities to end the conflict.
March 29, 2023 21:13 UTC
Highlighting the top opportunities, products, services and stakeholders in Ethiopia’s construction industry, the exhibition brings together 6,000+ building, construction, and infrastructure professionals to network, inspire growth and uncover the latest trends and innovation in construction. Big 5 Construct Ethiopia serves as a hub for local and international players to connect and share expertise within the Ethiopian construction industry. Ethiopian Construction Work Corporation (ECWC), a leading name in the Ethiopian construction industry will be a key strategic partner of Big 5 Construct Ethiopia. "We are extremely privileged to partner with Big 5 Construct Ethiopia. Big 5 Construct Ethiopia is supported by Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), ABiQ, Ethiopian Civil Engineers Association (EACE), and OSH Association.
March 29, 2023 13:19 UTC
Even after her third arrest, Ethiopian journalist Meaza Mohammed refused to stop reporting. She also worked directly with survivors of assaults to help them find treatment and other resources. “A very, very large number of women and children were war victims like the rest of the society. But on top of that they were vulnerable to sexual violence,” Meaza told VOA during a one-on-one interview at the State Department earlier in March. An investigation by the United Nations last year found all sides in the conflict had carried out atrocities, including sexual violence.
March 28, 2023 07:00 UTC
Much to my surprise and delight, US-Ethiopia relations began to show discernible improvements after the US-Africa Summit held in mid-December 2022. For the past two years, the “foreign policy blob” were allowed to run US foreign policy in Ethiopia. The “foreign policy blob” underestimated the resolve of the Ethiopian people and the determination and strategic intelligence of the Ethiopian leadership. Secretary Blinken acknowledged the 120-year-old US-Ethiopia partnership during his visit several times. More specifically, how should B3B apply in the future US-Ethiopia strategic partnership?
March 28, 2023 03:04 UTC
The Weeknd has been declared the most popular musician on the planet, according to statistics collected by Guinness World Records. Guinness said that “no one else even comes close.” He has 111.4 million monthly listeners as of March 20. This achievement has gotten him two Guinness World Record titles: Most monthly listeners on Spotify, and first artist to reach 100 million listeners on Spotify. The next closest artist is Miley Cyrus, at 82.4 million monthly listeners — almost 30 million behind The Weeknd. Behind Cyrus are Shakira (81.6 million), Ariana Grande (80.6 million), Taylor Swift (80.2 million), Rihanna (78.5 million) and Ed Sheeran (77.5 million).
March 28, 2023 01:44 UTC