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  • ZTE’s power meter, other latest techno’s boosts efficiency

    PowerEM, ZTE brand on smart metering field, which stands for Power Efficiency Master, to improve the power efficiency and reduce loss. The product has launched after an intensive research for years, ZTE said.

    Since 2010, ZTE started the research and marketing in smart metering field. Right now, ZTE can provides end to end smart metering solution, including smart meter, data concentrator, data collector, AMI management system, prepayment vending system, Field Installation Management (FIM), Hand Hold Unit HHU (HHU), and other accessories for engineering.

    ZTE PowerEM AMI is compliant with international standard and certification, including DLMS/COSEM, STS, KEMA, SICEM, and MultiSpeak.

    ZTE can provide comprehensive communication solution according to different application scenario, including cable based, wireless, PLC, mobile network and low power WAN.

    Based on the rich experience of project deployment, ZTE also introduced a lot of new technology of communication and networking into smart metering solution. Such as LoRa wireless communication, broadband PLC communication, dual channel (PLC + RF, OFDM PLC + LoRa) communication, and collector networking mode.

    ZTE AMI smart metering adopt open and sharing architecture, ZTE PowerEM AMI system can integrate with the system and terminal from other vendor at DCU lever and HES level. For north bound interface, ZTE AMI provide data share interface through ESB (enterprise service bus), to DMS, SCADA and other systems.

    ZTE PowerEM smart metering solution has been deployed in 16 countries and more than 20 power supply companies, and the totally more than 1,000,000 shipment of smart meter.

    ZTE is a world-leading comprehensive telecommunication and ICT solution provider, the largest telecommunication and ICT equipment listed company, as well as a top ranking ICT solutions provider.

    ZTE has committed in G&E industry for more than ten years. In 1997, ZTE set up a Private Network Department taking charge of the industry communication market.

    In 2005, ZTE established the Enterprise Network Sales Center taking charge of the enterprise network market so as to greatly expand channel partners and make breakthrough in the key markets such as energy, transportation, government, public utilities (including education, medical care, the State Administration of Radio Film and Television), finance, and internet.

    ZTE, with deep understanding of the industry and customer needs, relying on the 18 R & D centers and 107 branches in the world, is committed to ICT solutions focused on six industries (energy, transportation, government, public utilities ( including education, medical care, the State Administration of Radio Film and Television), finance, internet, supply chain) for government and enterprise customers to provide professional and efficient integrated solutions with 30 cross-application scenarios and over 80 industry-oriented sub-programs.

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  • A red carpet welcome, farewell for Dr. Tedros Adhanom

     

    It has been a delightful moment for Dr. Tedros Adhanom, the first African to be a Director -General of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the 70 years history of the UN Agency when he arrived at Bole International Airport on Saturday, May 27 morning, he warmly welcomed by government dignitaries, diplomats, friends and members of the media.


    After the red carpet welcome, many congratulated him on his remarkable success and later accompanied by a cake cutting ceremony.


    Tedros won the race to become a Director General of the WHO with 133 votes.

     

    In a speech before the election—part of a weeklong meeting of health ministers from 194 nations in Geneva—Tedros talked about growing up in Ethiopia, saying he comes from a background of “knowing survival cannot be taken for granted, and refusing to accept that people should die because they are poor.”


    Tedros also spoke about the need for universal access to health care, a better response to health emergencies and the need to tackle gender-based violence, as well as threats to global health like climate change, the migrant crisis and terrorism.


    The two other candidates were Britain’s Dr. David Nabarro, a health official who has lead the United Nations response to a variety of health problems, including the 2014 Ebola outbreak, and Dr. Sania Nishtar, the first female cardiologist in Pakistan.


    Tedros is a former health and foreign affairs minister of Ethiopia. As a foreign affairs minister Tedros focused on accelerating Africa’s economic, political and social development.


    According to his director-general application, as health minister, he oversaw the creation of 3,500 health centers and 16,000 health posts, which contributed to considerably cutting child mortality rates, HIV infections, malaria deaths and deaths from tuberculosis.


    He is the first African to head up the UN agency, after winning the most votes from 186 member states.


    Tedros replaces Margaret Chan, who will step down from her 10-year post at the end of June.

     

    Meanwhile, the new WHO Director- General will leave Addis for Switzerland on Monday. A farewell lunch party has organized for him at the 2000 Habesha Restaurant, around Bole Atlas. That farewell program is expected to be graced by the presence of artists, famous personalities and business tycoons.

     

     

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  • Ethiopia charges two with terrorism over deadly stampede

    Ethiopia has charged two people with terrorism, saying they caused a stampede last year that killed dozens of people and led the government to declare a state of emergency.


    These are the first people charged in the October stampede at a religious festival in the restive Oromia region amid months of anti-government protests.


    The state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate says Tufa Melka is accused of snatching a microphone from community leaders and causing trouble during the festival, while Kedir Bedasso is accused of orchestrating the violence by phone.


    The government has said the stampede south of the capital, Addis Ababa, killed 55 but opposition groups and activists say the toll was much higher.

     

     


    The state of emergency was declared three days later as protests demanding wider political freedoms engulfed the capital.

     

     

     

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  • The Stars of Home Alone 25 Years Later

    Home Alone is now a seminal movie with a cult following, and the reason why is simple: you won’t won’t find any other film with such a magical, festive atmosphere. This family comedy was filmed in the now distant year of 1990, but it’s still loved by people all around the world today.


    Bright Side decided to find out how our favorite characters from this unforgettable movie have changed over the past quarter of a century.
    Some of the actors and actresses are;


    Kevin McCallister played by Macaulay Culkin;


    Harry Lime played by Joe Pesci;


    Marvin Merchants played by Daniel Stern and;


    Buzz McCallister played by Devin Ratray.

     

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  • Discontents raised over Ethiopian federalism


    Scholars and researchers said that although the Ethiopian federalism has an immense contribution to the country’s development and strengthened interaction among different ethnicities, it, on the other hand has brought a sense of being a second citizen in some regions, Sheger FM reported.


    During a panel discussion about Ethiopian federalism and the Constitution at the Addis Ababa University, Professor Assefa Fissiha disclosed, “the federalism has endowed regions with a right to self-administration and unity in diversity of nations, nationalities and peoples”.


    But, he said, “Violation of citizens’ rights is a threat to the system,” without a much delve into the issue.


    Mr. Kassa Teklebirhan, Minister of Federal and Pastoral Development Affairs and Board Chairman of Addis Ababa University, said on his part, “Federalism helped the end of war and a robust economic growth as well as peace and stability in the country”.


    Professor Kassahun Berihun, another research paper presenter during the discussion warned: “Strict application of the constitution is a most; failure to do so otherwise will incite discontent and conflict.”


    The government has created nine ethnically-based regional states and two federally administered city-states—Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa.


    The result is an asymmetrical federation that combines populous regional states like Oromia and Amhara in the central highlands with sparsely populated and underdeveloped ones like Gambella and Somali regions, according to some political analysts.

     

     

     

     

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  • Ketchene Cemetery vandalized after Khat ban at graveyard

     

    A group of youth destroyed 166 tombstones in Ketchene Cemetery after they were told to not chew Khat in the area. A representative from the Ketchene Cemetery Development and Administration Office said the gang jumped over the graveyard wall on the night of May 13 and vandalized the cemetery.


    The Gulelle Police Department has arrested four suspects and is still conducting an investigation.


    The tombstones were between five and ten years old. Gulelle Sub City and Tiger Security Agency, which employs the cemetery guards covered the cost of the cement and sand to rebuild the cemetery. Small and medium enterprises that dig graves and construct tombstones provided their services for free and by last Thursday May 18, the burial sites had already been reconstructed.


    People have asked how the youth were able to do so much damage when there are guards at the site. Over 27 guards work in shifts at the cemetery and 10 of them are employed by the government while the rest are employed by Tiger Security Agency. However at night only five guards are on duty patrolling an area covering 11 hectares.


    Tsehay Kebede, Case Manager at Ketcehene Cemetery Development and Administration Office told Capital that the youth around the area frequently come into the cemetery to chew khat.


    “We told people not to enter the graveyard, many times, but they come in anyway to chew Khat and steal from the grave sites,” Mehari Tesafye, Manger of Tiger Security Agency said adding that they plan to increase the height of the wall surrounding the graveyard.

     

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