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  • Man who’ve taken steroids for 27 yrs is now 310 lbs muscly

    (by Andegna.com) Rich Piana, 45, is a 310lbs body-builder, who has been reported for his ten gut-busting meals per day and who admit taking steroids since he was a teenager. He began competing at the age of 15 and is open about drug usage, even posting drug-taking schedules online.

    Piana and his insanely massive physique, has been reported for being familiar for anyone who has ever picked up a body building magazine. Therefore, achieving a body like Piana’s is far from easy and takes an immense amount of determination, self-control, and discipline, it also takes steroids, according to Piana himself.

    In a latest interview the body-builder has explained about his steroid usage that from the tender age of 18, he has spent the last 27 years of his life on and off the juice. Piana says he wouldn’t “change a thing” and is happy with the life steroids have brought him.

    It all started for Piana when he was 11 years old and would go to the gym to watch his body-building mother train. From that point on Piana got addicted to weightlifting, and by 15 he was attempting to enter competitions, wrote independent journal.

    However, Piana failed to qualify in most competitions, and when he did make the cut, he got swept away by the competition. That’s when Piana decided to take his training to the next level.

    To become the body-builder he is today, Piana would begin eating 8 to 12 meals a day, not to mention spending over USD 2,500 on human growth hormone per month, without even taking steroids into account. By the time steroids had become an integral part of his lifestyle, Piana had gone beyond the point of no return. While Piana says he does not regret his choices, he doesn’t advise his lifestyle.

    Despite this fascinating physique story of Piana, here’s what doctors and scientists have to say about the reality behind steroid use, reports independent journal. On a physicality level, while steroids can give an advantage when it comes to gaining size, they can cause:

    • acne
    • breast development in men
    • low sperm count
    • painful erections
    • decreased testicle size
    • ingrown hair
    • impotency
    • menstrual irregularities
    • enlarged clitoris
    • reduced breast size for women
    • masculinized female fetus
    • However the dangers do not simply end there.

    Steroids are also associated with:

    • liver cancer
    • heart attacks
    • blood clots

    However, this seems a matter of choice for Piana. He says “but if you want to become a professional bodybuilder…you’re not going to have a choice. That’s the boat I was in.”

    Image: Rich Piana and his wife Sara





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  • The fake “Dr.Engineer” Samuel Zemichael Freed

     (by Andegna.com) An Ethiopian who gave himself the title of “Dr-Engneer” Samuel Zemichael has been freed after serving two year jail sentences. The so called “Dr.Engineer” Samuel Zemichael was accused of public fraud and was found guilty in two accounts. He was a rising inspirational motivational speaker in the country. He gave many motivational speeches in public universities. He also claimed to be a gold medal graduate of civil engineering at Addis Ababa University, although officials were not able to verify his accounts.  He was also a judge to a popular entrepreneurship competition hosted in the national TV. Despite his popularity, the public was shocked to learn his credentials were fake and never gone to higher education neither in Australia nor in Ethiopia. The VIP club he repeatedly reported to be established and led by him has not existed. He was about to finish the biography of the ex-president. Today, source told Andegna.com that he is freed after serving two year jail sentence (Andegna.com). 

    (Image: Ato Samuel Zemichael)


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  • Ethiopia turns stationary Air missiles into self-propelled mobile system


    (by Andegna.com) Ethiopia is boosting its home-grown military industry technologies. A latest report indicated that the country has already converted its stationary S-75 Surface Air Missiles SAMs to mobile systems.

    These modification and the like mounting military cost saving project is happening at Gafat Armament Industry, which is part of the government’s military-run Metals and Engineering Corporation shortly known as METEC.

    Ethiopia has had S-75 systems since the 1970s, some of which are still deployed at three fixed sites around Addis Ababa, its S-125 (SA-3 'Goa') systems deployed closer to the Eritrean border to defend strategic locations, according to IHS Jane's Defense Weekly.

    The S-75 modification is the most sophisticated work known to have been carried out by the Ethiopian defense industry to date, said Jeremy Binnie on IHS Jane's Defense.

    To make the S-75 SAMs mobile they are mounted on to a heavily modified T-55 tank chassis. Both the S-75 SAMs and the T-55 tank chassis have to be modified for the whole system to work seamlessly, says a reports.

    However, the modified self-propelled S-75 launchers to Air Missiles SAMs mobile would be far more mobile and quicker to deploy, especially in areas with poor roads, than the original launchers, which have to be loaded on and off dedicated trailers. 

    Cuba, Poland, and Iraq have done the successful similar modification to S-75 and sometimes to the S-125 fixed missile systems.

    The Ethiopian defense industries manufacture a range of light weapons such as machine guns, assault rifles, automatic grenade launchers – RPGs, ammunition for variety of weapons. On top of manufacturing ammunitions and light weapons, The Ethiopian defense industries do major modifications to tanks, armored cars, transport trucks, and fighter jets.

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  • South Sudan: 32 kidnapped Ethiopian children recovered


    Authorities in South Sudan said they have recovered 32 of the 125 Ethiopian children who the Ethiopian government said were abducted from its Gambela region two weeks ago during a deadly cattle raid blamed on a South Sudanese militia.

    Ogato Chan, acting governor of South Sudan’s Boma state which borders Gambela, told Associated Press Saturday that local chiefs collected the children from three villages in Likuangole County where the raiders had dropped them off. Chan said the recovered children will be brought to state capital Pibor then sent to Juba to be repatriated to Ethiopia.

    “The chiefs are looking for the rest of the children,” he said.

    Ethiopia’s government said 208 people died in the April 15 raid and blamed the attack on an ethnic Murle militia from South Sudan.

    In Ethiopia, Gambela regional president Gatluak Tut told AP he has not been notified about the recovery of the children.

    Deadly cattle raids and abductions of children are common along the border of South Sudan and Ethiopia between the Murle in South Sudan and the Nuer and Anyuak tribes who live in both countries. Children are sometimes kidnapped to look after stolen cows.

    (Image: Children in Gambella Refuge/Unicef)

    (Source: Associated Press)

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  • Teachers in Addis enter public transport for free Monday on


    (Andegna.com) A memorandum of understanding signed between Addis Ababa Road Transport Bureau and City’s Education Bureau marked provision of Anbessa Bus transport service for free for about 21,000 teachers, including TVET teachers, school directors, supervisors and trainers in the city starting from coming Monday.

    Government’s Public Service Employees Transport Service Enterprise (PSETSE) started free of charge pick-up and drop-off public servants a year ago this include teachers. However, teachers have been complaining on the service delivery, where, teachers are forced to wait for the drop-off buses half a day.

    The Addis Ababa City Administration said, preparation of identification cards will be finalized on the weekend. According to the office of the Mayor, the annual cost of the service is estimated to be over 40 million Birr calculating 11.25 Birr a day per head with possible increase to the cost.

    Addis’s Light Rail Train, Anbessa City Bus Enterprise and PSETSE are parts of the public transport services in Ethiopia’s capital where getting public transport has become very challenging for majority. 

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