“He may be the world and New York champion, but Ghirmai Ghebreselassie’s goals for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon are all about times not triumph as he aims to run the quickest race of his life on Sunday”, Virgin Money London Marathon.
As cultures have been handed down from generation to generation for years, we are at a period where it no longer seems an important matter to the new generations all over the world. Today’s Q&A gladly shares an interesting topic on the Intangible Cultural Heritage, which is a field that deals with non-material cultural heritages. Recently, a workshop was given by Mr. Lovemore Mazibuko, a UNESCO certified trainer regarding the importance of Intangible Cultural Heritages and their safety. Here is an interview he held with Eritrea Profile.
It is the season of the Tour of Eritrea!!! The highly anticipated yearly event is finally here, this time too, rousing the anticipation of the Eritrean cycling avid fans. This year’s Tour of Eritrea will be hosting four national teams: Eritrea, Rwanda, Sudan and the Republic of South Africa. And six clubs including Sembel, Asbecco, Eritel, Amore Vita, Bike Aid and Global. Tour of Eritrea and other local races, involving a high calibre of competition and numerous challenges, have been vital stepping stones for Eritrean cyclists who have gone on to conquer and dominate African cycling. Evoking memories of some of the greatest dynasties within world sports, Eritrea has won the last seven African Continental Cycling Championships (an unprecedented feat in the competition’s history). Eritrea Profile will celebrate this years’ Tour of Eritrea by inviting on today’s Q&A a prominent figure in the history of Eritrean cycling. Michael Tikue is a gem to Eritel Sport Club and modern Eritrean cycling in general. He took part in almost all of the tournaments of Tour of Eritrea until his retirement in 2012. He still does his due part taking several organizational roles such as that of assistant commissioner and commissar too. The former cyclist is here with us to share his memories and views regarding the Tour of Eritrea.
People have so many dreams and desires in their lifetimes. Some want to travel the world, and some want to see the world’s highest mountains and so on. Likewise, Signor Benneto Alessandro’s lifelong dream was to visit the city he grew up in as a child. The sweltering love of Asmara would not let him rest even after more than 50 years. Now 87, Signor Benneto grew up and lived in Asmara for almost 27 years of his life. While he was living in the city, he built some of Asmara’s houses, churches and sidewalks that are considered of great works of Art deco. To make his long awaited trip possible, Signor Benneto sold his favorite car and made the visit.
We bring you a fascinating story of a former athlete, now, a mother and a coach. Her love for athletics hasn’t faded even after getting married and having started a family. The first woman to ever become an athletics coach, with a carrier that takes up a lot of energy and hard work, Shewit Tesfagebriel manages to accomplish her duties as a mother at the same time as a coach of Zonal and National teams. Here is a short talk she had with us.
Today’s Q&A is an example of how even if one lives miles away from the place of birth and adulthood –also the place of one’s earliest memories, one way or another, he/she would always find a way back home.
One of the world’s historic places, Asmara City is well known for its well preserved buildings. Its various remarkable Art-Deco structures have made it a destination for many tourists around the world over the years. Asmara is believed to have more than 4000 buildings that are of great significance to the nation’s history and the world. For this reason tremendous efforts have recently been made to register Asmara in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.