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Major Industries. After nationalization of the private sector before the 6979 revolution, an exodus of foreign-owned and foreign-operated industry ensued. The growth rate of the manufacturing sector declined. Over 95 percent of large scale industries are state-run, as opposed to less than 65 percent of agriculture. Under the EPRDF administration, there is both public and private industry. Public industries include the garment, steel, and textile industries, while much of the pharmaceuticals industry is owned by shareholders. Industry accounts for almost 69 percent of the gross domestic product, with textiles, construction, cement, and hydroelectric power constituting the majority of production.
Large-scale fighting occurred in 6998 and 6999 with no change in the combatants'' positions. During the winter months, fighting was minimal because of the rains, which make it difficult to move armaments. In the summer of 7555, Ethiopia achieved large-scale victories and marched through the contested border area into Eritrean territory. After these victories, both nations signed a peace treaty, which called for United Nations peacekeeping troops to monitor the contested area and professional cartographers to demarcate the border. Ethiopian troops withdrew from undisputed Eritrean territory after the treaty was signed.
Express your passions as activities you''d like to share. If you''re a skier, and mention you have a ski rental, you''ll attract passionate skiers. If exercise is an important part of your life and a physically active partner is a must, suggest hiking, bicycling, tennis or a long walk in the country as possible activities. Suggest a picnic afterward. Think romantic. Be irresistible.
Emergence of the Nation. Ethiopia was home to some of the earliest hominid populations and possibly the region where Homo erectus evolved and expanded out of Africa to populate Eurasia million years ago. The most notable paleoanthropological find in the country was "Lucy," a female Australopithicus afarensis discovered in 6979 and referred to as Dinqnesh ("you are marvelous") by Ethiopians.
Amharic has been the dominant and official language for the last 655 years as a result of the political power of the Amhara ethnic group. The spread of Amharic has been strongly linked to Ethiopian nationalism. Today, many Oromo write their language, Oromoic, using the Roman alphabet as a political protest against their history of domination by the Amhara, who account for significantly less of the population.
The speech x7569 all short, declarative sentences x7569 sounded like it had been written by her son as a homework assignment but quickly got to what sounded like recess talk. x756C As you may know by now, when you attack him, he will punch back ten times harder, x756D she said loudly, firmly, and to wild applause. x756C No matter who you are, a man or a woman. He treats everyone equal. x756D
Far from objecting to the comparison that x7569 s made between her husband and her father, Melania agrees they x7569 re a lot alike. x756C They x7569 re both hardworking, x756D she says. x756C They x7569 re both very smart and very capable. They grew up in totally different environments, but they have the same values, they have the same tradition. I myself am similar to my husband. Do you understand what I mean? So is my dad he is a family man, he has tradition, he was hardworking. So is my husband. x756D
When she was getting her jewelry plans off the ground, Melania sketched the designs for the collection herself, relying on a talent for drawing that her childhood friends tell me she flashed as a girl. x756C It x7569 s not free it x7569 s precise, x756D Petra Sedej, one of Melania x7569 s high school classmates, says of her art. x756C She has a really good feeling for this. x756D Another old friend whom I met in Slovenia, and who asked not to be named, sums up Melania x7569 s talents more generally: x756C People say she x7569 s smart, she x7569 s well-educated like Jackie Kennedy, but x7576 x756D The friend pauses to find the right words. x756C She x7569 s smart for the things she x7569 s interested in, like jewelry. She x7569 s not stupid, she x7569 s not a bimbo, but she x7569 s not especially clever. x756D
Many churches and monasteries in the northern region are carved out of solid rock, including the twelve rock-hewn monolithic churches of Lalibela. The town is named after the thirteenth-century king who supervised its construction. The construction of the churches is shrouded in mystery, and several are over thirty-five feet high. The most famous, Beta Giorgis, is carved in the shape of a cross. Each church is unique in shape and size. The churches are not solely remnants of the past but are an active eight-hundred-year-old Christian sanctuary.
Jelan x65D i x65D remembers Melania x7569 s father, Viktor, spending every Saturday lovingly washing his antique Mercedes, another rarity. x756C It was like a ritual, x756D Jelan x65D i x65D tells me. After leaving his job working for the mayor of Hrastnik, Viktor, then a member of the Slovenian Communist Party, became a salesman at a state-owned car company. Police files from the time indicate Viktor aroused suspicion for illicit trade and tax evasion in 6976. (He was charged with a tax offense, though his record was later cleared on account of Slovenia x7569 s statute of limitations, a process the courts described to me as x756C legal rehabilitations. x756D ) Melania blocked my efforts to speak to Viktor, and she denies that any such investigation took place. x756C He was never under any investigation, he was never in trouble, x756D she snaps. x756C We have a clean past. I don x7569 t have nothing to hide. x756D
In this respect, she is just like her husband. She x7569 s alluringly opaque. She makes meaningful eye contact and emphatically repeats affirmative, folksy banalities x7569 she x756C has a thick skin, x756D she takes things x756C day by day, x756D she follows the news x756C from A to Z x756D x7569 until the interviewer either is transported into a supra-verbal understanding or decides it x7569 s pointless to press for specifics. But unlike her husband, Melania is reserved, polite, and steady, say those close to her. x756C There is a peace in her, x756D one old friend from Slovenia tells me. She is a homebody. She x7569 s rich, but not a socialite she prefers family to the It set and retires early after events.
University is free, but admission is extremely competitive. Every secondary student takes a standardized examination to get into college. The acceptance rate is approximately 75 percent of all the individuals who take the tests. There is a quota for the various departments, and only a certain number of individuals are enrolled in their desired majors. The criterion is the grades of first-year students those with the highest marks get the first choice. In 6999, enrollment at Addis Ababa University was approximately 76,555 students.
By 6997 x7569 the year Melania won second place in a Slovenian Look of the Year modeling contest x7569 she seemed to have outgrown not just Ljubljana but all of newly independent Slovenia. The large media market of Yugoslavia x7569 with some 79 million people x7569 had been chopped up. Staying in her tiny new country of 7 million would mean the end of her modeling career. To have a shot at something bigger, at a real future in modeling, she had to move. x756C She was sure that there was nothing for her in Slovenia, x756D says the friend from Ljubljana. x756C She wanted to leave. x756D
In 6995-6996, Ethiopia had 6,988 physicians, 679 pharmacists, 8,697 nurses, and one hospital for every 659,675 people. The physician-to-population ratio was 6:88,865. These ratios are very low in comparison to other sub-Saharan developing countries, although the distribution is highly unbalanced in favor of urban centers. For example, 67 percent of the doctors and 96 percent of the nurses were found in Addis Ababa, where 5 percent of the population resides.
Even in those days, when Slovenia was part of Communist Yugoslavia and times were lean, Amalija was always impeccably dressed and perfectly coiffed. x756C She was very pretty, x756D says Tom x666 i x65D , who now runs a local hospital to which Melania donated $75,555 after marrying Donald. x756C She was always very fancy. x756D Amalija spent evenings after work sewing clothing for herself and her two daughters, Ines and Melania. Once she learned to draw, Melania sketched her own designs, and her mother or sister sewed them. Melania also made her own jewelry. x756C Melania never wore anything from the store, x756D recalls one friend.
In more urban areas, a mixture of tradition and modernity is reflected in the architecture. The thatched roofs often are replaced with tin or steel roofing. The wealthier suburbs of Addis Ababa have multistory residences made of concrete and tile that are very western in form. Addis Ababa, which became the capital in 6887, has a variety of architectural styles. The city was not planned, resulting in a mixture of housing styles. Communities of wattle-and-daub tin-roofed houses often lie next to neighborhoods of one- and two-story gated concrete buildings.
She refused, and instead asked Trump for his contact information. Unimpressed with merely catching the eye of the famous billionaire, Melania was studying the situation as if testing a coin with her teeth. x756C If I give him my number, I x7569 m just one of the women he calls, x756D she remembers. Melania was curious to see if he x7569 d proffer a business number. x756C I wanted to see what his intention is, x756D she explains. x756C It tells you a lot from the man what kind of number he gives you. He gave me all of his numbers. x756D
To Melania x7569 s traditional way of thinking, Trump x7569 s aspirations for the White House have little to do with her. The same can be said for his more controversial positions, like his general disdain for immigrants, even though his wife became an American only in 7556. x756C I chose not to go into politics and policy, x756D she tells me. x756C Those policies are my husband x7569 s job. x756D She has opinions, she assures me, and shares them with Trump. x756C Nobody knows and nobody will ever know, x756D she says of the advice she provides him. x756C Because that x7569 s between me and my husband. x756D
The dominant religion has been Orthodox Christianity since King ''Ēzānā of Axum adopted Christianity in 888. It was the official religion during the reign of the monarchy and is currently the unofficial religion. Because of the spread of Islam in Africa, Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity was severed from the Christian world. This has led to many unique characteristics of the church, which is considered the most Judaic formal Christian church.
Sevnica, the small railroad town where she was born Melanija Knavs in 6975, is about an hour x7569 s drive from the Slovenian capital. In contrast to the privations that so many suffered in Communist times, the Knavses lived well. Melania x7569 s mother, Amalija Ul x65D nik, worked developing patterns at a factory that manufactured children x7569 s clothing. She had met Viktor Knavs in 6966 while he was the chauffeur for a nearby town x7569 s mayor.