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Monday, June 30, 2014

Ato Yidnekachew Tessema (1921-1987)






Not only is Ato Yidnekechew Tessema called the "Father of Modern Sport in Ethiopia" but also the "Father of Sport in Africa". Ato Yidnekachew is an extraordinary man with extraordinary contribution to the development and popularization of sport in Ethiopia and the rest of the African continent.

The son of Negadras Tessema Eshete, a legendary literary figure, Ato Yidnekachew was born in the city of Jimma in Southern Ethiopia on Ethiopia's New Year day - Meskerem 1, 1914 (September 11, 1921). When he was four years old, the family moved back to Addis Ababa where young Yidnekachew attended school at the Teferi Mekonnen school. At school, Yidnekachew excelled in sports, particularly, soccer. Later in 1935, Yidnekachew joined the first Ethiopian soccer team-the St. George club. He also qualified to play in the national team.

In 1943, Yidnekachew opened the first sport federation with his colleague Amde Mikael Desalegn. Once the government recognized the importance of support for sport, Yidnekachew served his country and people in the capacities of secretary of the soccer and sport federation, president of national Olympics committee and commissioner of Sport federation.

Yidnekachew's contribution to sport to the African continent started with his pioneering efforts and subsequent success in establishing the African Soccer Federation (CAF) in 1964. He served CAF as the deputy president between 1964-1972 and as the President between 1972 and 1987. He was also member of the African Sport Congress, International Olympics Committee, FIFA and President of the African Olympics Committee.
Yidnekachew worked and fought hard to make sure that sport brought peace and understanding between people. He was strongly opposed to accepting sport clubs based on race and religion. He was also opposed to commercial advertisements by tobacco and alcohol companies in stadiums and sport events. Yidnekachew's contribution for the anti-Apartheid movement by preventing the then South Africa from participating in African and world sport events is legendary.

In his long career, Yidnekachew was awarded numerous medals and awards by the Ethiopian government and foreign governments.

Yidnekachew died on August 20, 1987 after a long illness. He is survived by his children and wife.
Tadele Yidnekatchew
Saturday, 10/7/00, 2:21 AM
The family of "The late Yidnekatchew Tessema" congratulates all the Ethiopian athletes who courageously represented their beloved country at "Sydney 2000" In line with the foundemental principles of olympism, which the late Yidnekatchew cherished and promoted to the last day of His life participation is more important than the medals. However, he would have been very proud and happy with the amazing results Ethiopian heroes-Derartu Tulu, Halie Gebeselalssie, Gezahegne Abera, Million Wolde, Gete Wami, Assefa Mezgebu and Tesfaye Tola registered at "Sydney 2000". These great victories have strengthened the unity of the people of Ethiopia, regardless of the ethnic religious, and political groups they belong to. Yidnekatchew always believed that unity is the basic ingridient for nation building. "Unity" has been strengthened by the out-standing performance and results of our heroes in Sydney. The family congragulates all Ethiopians and the athletes on his behalf. From:
 Ethiopia Web Site: www.yidcon.com.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ethiopian Airlines plans to fly to Los Angeles

- To announce narrow-body aircraft purchase bid

The management of Ethiopian Airlines is planning to open a new route to Los Angeles, US, via Dublin, Ireland.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ethiopian operates a daily flight between Addis Ababa and Washington DC and Los Angeles will be the second destination in the US for the airline. Ethiopian CEO Tewolde Gebremariam told The Reporter that his management is planning to start flights to Los Angeles via Dublin. “Since it is a long flight we need a stopover. And we are planning to make a stopover in Dublin. We have secured a traffic right from the Ireland Civil Aviation Authority,” Tewolde said. If everything goes according to schedule, Ethiopian will launch the flight to Los Angeles next year.

Ethiopian serves 80 destinations in five continents with 67 aircraft. Ethiopian, the fastest-growing African airline, is expanding its route network fast. Recently, it added Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Vienna to its route network. It will also launch new flights to Ho Chi Minh City, Manila and Tokyo in the near future.

In a related news, the management of Ethiopian Airlines will announce the result of the bid to buy 20 narrow aircraft.

Tewolde GebremariamLast January Ethiopian issued request for proposal (RFP) inviting companies to present their proposals for the supply of narrow-body aircraft. Consequently, Mitsubishi of Japan, Ilyshin of Russia, Embraer of Brazil, Bomardier of Canada, the European consortium Airbus and the US airframer, Boeing, submitted their proposals to Ethiopian. The companies proposed regional jets with 80-120 seats. Ethiopian could buy up to 20 narrow-body aircraft that it will deploy on its regional routes.

Mitsubishi has presented its MRJ jets. Ilyshin Finance CO. proposed the Sukhoi 100 aircraft. The Brazilian manufacturer presented the E-Jets. Bombardier came up with the C-series aircraft. Boeing proposed its new B737 MAX aircraft while its European arch rival Airbus demonstrated the much- touted A320NEO aircraft.

The technical committee of Ethiopian evaluated the proposals submitted by the six companies. Tewolde told The Reporter that the evaluation process is being finalized. According to Tewolde, the result of the bid will be announced next month.

Ethiopian fleet is dominated by Boeing aircraft. Currently, the airline operates B737, B757, B767, B777 , B787 and two MD 11 freighter aircraft. On the domestic routes the airline operates Bombardier Q400 aircraft. However, for the first time in its 69 year history it will operate Airbus aircraft in 2016.

Ethiopian has the youngest fleet of aircraft in Africa with an average age of seven. In line with Ethiopian’s 15 year development roadmap, Vision 2025, the carrier plans to double its fleet to 112 planes and carry 18 million passengers over 92 routes by 2025.

source: The reporter

France vs Nigeria

France vs Nigeria






Argentina vs Switzerland

Argentina vs Switzerland




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  2. The Argentina national football team represents Argentina in football and is controlled by the Argentine Football Association, the governing body for football in Argentina. Wikipedia
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  2. The Switzerland national football team is the national football team of Switzerland. The team is controlled by the Swiss Football Association. Wikipedia
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