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  • Ethiopia has 3.89 billion tonnes of oil shale located in Tigrai

    Ethiopia has 3.89 billion tonnes of oil shale located in Tigray State, which borders Eritrea. However, there is currently a lack of interest in exploring the shale oil, possibly due to a previous dispute over the area which led to conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea. This conflict continues.

     

    In addition to the region of Tigray, there is a smaller deposit of 100-120 million tonnes at the Delbi. Moyen coal development, southwest of Addis Ababa, although Ethiopia has plans to utilise this for manufacturing urea fertiliser (World Energy Council, 2007).

    3.89 tones of oil shale will produce roughly about one trillions barrels of oil. That is huge amount oil if it is extracted successfully not it only it will be satisfy the local market but, it will have some left for export earning much needed hard currency. Many countries has lately have successfully extracted oil from oil shale one of these countries is Canada and it supplying 18% of the USA market.

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  • Ethiopia to start work on space launch vehicle, domestically made satellites

    The Ethiopian government announced on 3 January 2017 that it intends to build its own medium-sized space launch vehicle (SLV) and develop the capabilities to domestically build satellites.

    The Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) said that it will develop a medium-sized SLV that should have its maiden launch within the next three years, according to MOST spokesperson Wondwosen Andualem.

    “Efforts are ongoing to launch into space a medium sized rocket within the coming three years,” said Andualem.

    Andualem also pointed out that Ethiopian capacity and capability to build its own satellites is increasing, thanks in part to the partnerships forged by Ethiopia with foreign governments and companies. The Ethiopian government has already stated that it seeks to develop and build satellites for the purposes of national security, disaster management and response, and land management.

    The MOST spokesperson confirmed that the Ethiopian government intends to build both the proposed SLV and satellites locally with minimum reliance on foreign partners.

    In order to facilitate Ethiopian space efforts, the government has created a Space Science Council, as well as the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute, both chaired by the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn.

     

     

    Alpha- Meles liquid fuelled Bipropellant Rocket (preconstruction) design Successfully Finalized

    Students of Mekelle Institution of Technology, Mekelle University have designed Alpha- Meles liquid fuelled Bipropellant Rocket Preliminary (preconstruction) was successfully finalized

     

    read more at http://spacewatchme.com/2017/01/ethiopia-start-work-space-launch-vehicle-domestically-made-satellites/

     

     

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  • Snake on a plane cancels Emirates flight to Dubai

     

    An Emirates flight from Oman to Dubai was cancelled after staff found a snake on the plane.

    Flight EK0863 from Muscat was grounded after baggage handlers found the serpent in the cargo hold.

    A spokesperson for the airline, quoted by Dubai-based media, said the snake was found before passengers boarded the plane.

    The aircraft was searched before re-entering service and arriving at its destination several hours later.

    Emirates did not specify the species of snake, nor whether it was potentially dangerous.

    Comparisons with the 2006 Samuel L Jackson thriller Snakes on a Plane, which sees passengers battle hundreds of highly poisonous snakes in mid-flight, inevitably emerged on social media.

    But it's far from the first time a snake has tried to travel free of charge on planes from warm climates.

    Source:BBC

     
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  • Indian man who hid wife's body in fridge jailed for life

    An Indian man who murdered his French wife and hid her severed body in the refrigerator has been jailed for life.

    On Wednesday, a court in Thane, a Mumbai suburb, had convicted Girish Pote, 35, for the 2013 murder.

    The prosecutors told the court that Pote killed his wife Madhuvanti Pathak and chopped her body into pieces.

    The crime came to light after he telephoned relatives to confess to the crime and they informed the police.

    In India, a life term generally ends in 14 years, but the Thane district court judge Mridula Bhatia said he would remain in jail for as long as he lived because of the "gruesome" nature of his crime.

    Pathak held a French passport since her mother was from France.

    The couple married on 20 June 2006 and lived in Mumbai's Bhayander area.

    They had a two-year-old son, who was with Pote's parents at the time of the crime.

    Police said Pote had attacked his wife with a knife.

    They said the couple had been fighting over money and also because Pathak wanted to return to France.

    Source: BBC

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  • 13 Warning Signs You’ll Get Kidney Stones In The Future And How To Prevent Them

    It is shown that approximately one in 11 people will experience kidney stones at some point amid their lives. If you have already had a kidney stone, you are 50 percent more likely to experience another one at some point.

    What is a Kidney Stone?

    A kidney stone is a calcified mass of minerals that has collected in the body and is lodged in the urinary tract. If you see a kidney stone under a microscope, it is easy to see why such a small mass can be so painful. The hardened mass usually has several sharp, pointed edges, which makes it very uncomfortable to pass through the urinary tract. Make a few changes in your diet and lifestyle as noted in the risk factor list below and you may be able to avoid the unpleasant possibility of a kidney stone.

    1.) Lack of calcium in diet

    Lack of calcium in the eating routine can lead to the formation of kidney stones. If you do not get enough calcium, the oxalates in your body that normally attach to calcium in the digestive tract attach instead to calcium in the urinary tract and form stones.

    2.) Too Much Salad

    Too much salad in your diet can also cause kidney stones. Spinach and other salad greens are high in oxalates, which may cause stones to form in the urinary tract. Substitute spinach and lettuce for a lower-oxalate option, such as kale.

    3.) Processed salt

    Increased intake of processed salt can be the reason for kidney stones. You should reduce your daily intake of salt to 2,300 mg per day. If you have high blood pressure, cap your daily salt intake at 1,500 mg.

    4.) Lack of Citrus

    A lack of citrus fruits in your diet can contribute to the formation of kidney stones. Citrus fruits contain a substance known as citrate, which can lower the risk for stones. Add a few citrus fruits to your daily diet to minimize risk.

    5.) Too much red meat and poultry

    If you are eating a lot of meat each day, you may be crowding out other food groups, such as fruits and vegetables. You can substitute fish for meat or poultry a few times per week in order to reduce your risk for kidney stone formation.

    6.) Iced tea overload

    Iced tea made from black pekoe tea leaves, such as Lipton, is high in oxalates and can cause kidney stone formation. You should limit your intake of iced tea to 8 ounces or less per day. You may need to cut iced tea completely out of your diet, if you have high levels of oxalates in your system.

    7.) Drinking Too Much Soda

    Carbonated soda contributes to the formation of kidney stones. Even one sugary soda per day can increase your kidney stone risk. Opt for healthier beverages like water.

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