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  • Almaz Ayana wins Female IAAF World Athlete of the Year Award 2016

    After setting a 10,000m world record on her way to winning Olympic gold, Almaz Ayana wins Female IAAF World Athlete of the Year Award 2016.

     

    Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, center right, and Ethiopian long-distance runner Almaz Ayana, hold their " 2016 Athlete of the Year Awards" , surrounded by Prince Albert II of Monaco, left, and the President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Sebastian Coe, during the 2016 World Athletics Gala Awards, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Monaco.


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  • Haile Gebrselassie retires after Great Manchester Run

    Haile Gebrselassie has announced his retirement from competitive running.

    The 42-year-old Ethiopian confirmed his decision after finishing 16th in the Great Manchester Run on Sunday.

    It brings to an end a 25-year career in which he claimed two Olympic gold medals, eight World Championship victories and set 27 world records.

    "I'm retiring from competitive running, not from running. You cannot stop running, this is my life," he told BBC Sport.

    Gebrselassie remains the world record holder at 20,000m and the one-hour race.

    He had announced his intention to retire five years ago after injury problems, before returning to racing months later.

    Source:BBC

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  • Bezawit Mesfin, actress, receives jail sentence

    Bezawit Mesfin, actress, receives jail sentence
    Bezawit Mesfin, actress, receives jail sentence

    Actress Bezawit Mesfin and her accessory, Nebil Yemam, received a six and eighteen months jail term, respectively, on allegations of fraud. 

    The two committed a crime by adding a digit on a 4000.00 birr payment cheque they received, as a car rental, from Yonatan Balcha.

    The accused rented a car on May 8, 2005E.C and received a 4000.00 birr pay cheque at 8 o’clock in the evening same day from Yonatan Balcha.

    However, the two changed the amount to twenty four thousand birr by adding a digit “2” before the already written figure and cheated Wegagen bank to pay 24,000.00birr, with the extra 20,000.00birr added, at Sebara Babur branch.

    Federal prosecutor filed a criminal charge against the culprits on allegations of fraud and; on falsifying pay cheque with the intention of getting un-deserved financial gain. 

    The Federal High Court 5th criminal bench sentenced Bezawit Mesfin to six months jail and 1,500birr fine; and Nebil Yemam to eighteen months jail and 3000.00birr fine. 


    Source: FBC
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  • Liver Fluke

    Liver fluke disease is a chronic parasitic disease of the bile ducts. Infection with this parasite occurs through eating fluke-infested, fresh-water raw or under cooked fish.Human liver flukes are parasitic worms called trematodes. The adult (mature) flukes are found in the bile ducts and liver of infected people and animals, such as sheep and cattle.Two Fasciola species (types) infect people. The main species is Fasciola hepatica, which is also known as "the common liver fluke" and "the sheep liver fluke." A related species, Fasciola gigantica, also can infect people.

    People living along rivers are prone to infection by flukes because they have a habit of eating raw or under cooked fresh-water fish. This food-borne malady is an important public health issue.Liver fluke infection can be asymptomatic or may cause symptoms related to the biliary system (the liver bile ducts and gallbladder).Patients with severe infection suffer from fatigue and abdominal discomfort. Long standing infection may cause stone formation in the bile ducts and the gallbladder, recurrent bacterial secondary infections in the bile ducts and cancer of the bile ducts.Severe infection can cause an enlarged liver (hepatomegaly) and complaints such as abdominal pain, anorexia, nausea, vomiting and indigestion. Jaundice is due to the mechanical obstruction in the bile ducts caused by a multitude of flukes, or it is due to bile duct obstruction caused by stones, or bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) as a late complication of chronic infection.

     Prevention

    Cook water-grown vegetables thoroughly before eating and avoid sewage contamination of growing areas.

     

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