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Birr

The currency of Ethiopia. It was introduced in 1945, replacing the East African shilling, though an earlier birr had been the currency prior to the East African campaign and the Italian occupation of Ethiopia. It is noted for its high rate of inflation, estimated at over 11% in 2005 and 41% in 2008. Interestingly, the official translation of the birr was "dollar" until 1976, when "birr" became the appropriate word in both Amharic and English.
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Birr agrees that there can be too many coaches on a system, if there aren't good practices involved in the use of the system.
A well-worked goal by Joey O'Connor, helped the victors into a 1-8 to 0-5 interval lead but a tally of 12 first half wides left the door open for Birr.
The Minister has added that the USAID has supported the project with 40 million Birr in assistance.
Well, his buddies in school and on the field know the real Jon Birr, but the only thing the opposition sees is a mammoth offensive and defensive tackle who takes pride in dominating his opponent from the first play of the game to the final gun.
Offaly outfit Birr are on the trail of a record fifth All- Ireland club title - and are aiming to make Dublin champions Chiarain their next scalp at Parnell Park (2.
He aims to bring the price of apples on the local market down to between Birr 2 to Birr 4 per kilo.
There is a romantic notion that Offaly's results and performances would be considerably better in Birr, though the team's struggles against what was effectively a third-string Kilkenny team there in the Walsh Cup in January suggest that it's wide of the mark.
For Whelahan and his Birr team-mates the good life is just two hours away as the club faces up to the might of Athenry in this afternoon's All-Ireland Club Hurling Championship semi-final clash in Ennis (2.
Premiums rose from Birr 14,000 in 1991 to Birr 367,000 in 1995.
3 million Birr, which it achieved despite the exclusion of written premium from life insurance calculated every three years, which has grown by 14 percent.
2 billion birr annual budget that mainly targeted on the alleviation of poverty and development.