Archive for November, 2010

One star sets, another rises at New York City Marathon

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Haile Gebrselassie retired. Countryman Gebre Gebremariam won in his debut. NEW YORK - The 16th mile of Sunday's New York City Marathon was the last step of world-record holder Haile Gebrselassie's storied career.But the finish line signaled a new Ethiopian star as Gebre Gebremariam won the men's title in his marathon ...

USD 60 mln for Meskel Square-Bole Road project

Monday, November 8th, 2010

The Export-Import Bank of China, China Eximbank, has agreed to facilitate USD 60 million for the belated Meskel Square-Bole Road project in the shelves for the last several years, Fekade Haile, general manager of Addis Ababa City Roads Authority (AACRA), told The Reporter.

Ethiopian Rookie Wins NYC Marathon

Monday, November 8th, 2010

NEW YORK—A world-record holder was stopped in his tracks by a bum knee, a Chilean miner plodded determinedly along to the finish, and a few participants became running billboards for Peruvian grievances against Yale University in the 41st running of the New York City Marathon on Sunday.

Gebrselassie says long run is over

Monday, November 8th, 2010

NEW YORK — Haile Gebrselassie, who called time on a storied distance running career on Sunday, is guaranteed an exalted position in athletics' hall of fame as well as in the hearts of his Ethiopian countrymen.

Ethiopian housemaid trades broom for stardom in Iraq

Monday, November 8th, 2010

AFP - Ethiopian housemaid Mahlet is changing her name to Maha and cutting her first video clip after proving to her Iraqi boss that she can sing better than she can clean.