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Timothy Ray Brown, First Patient Cured Of HIV, Dies Of Leukemia

TOPLINE   Timothy Ray Brown, initially introduced to the world as “the Berlin patient” and the first known person whose HIV was cured, died at his California home at age 54 of cancer. Timothy Ray Brown at the launch of the Timothy Ray [+] GETTY IMAGES KEY FACTS Brown died Tuesday with his friends by his side after battling leukemia for the past five months, his partner Tim Hoeffgen posted on Brown’s Facebook page. It was Brown’s first bout with cancer in 2007 that inadvertently led to his HIV being cured—he received a bone marrow transplant from a donor that carried the CCR5 gene, a rare genetic mutation that is believed to  provide resistance  to HIV as part of his leukemia treatment. After two transplants, doctors found that besides curing his cancer, the treatment appeared to have also  eliminated detectable traces  of HIV in Brown’s blood, and could stop taking medication that suppressed the virus. The success of Brown’s treatment was  first released  to the public in 2008 but kept

I will return to South-East if Nigeria splits -Onyeka Onwenu Published September 3 Nigeria’s music legend, Onyeka Onwenu, has warned against division in the country, saying that “Nigeria’s unity is not negotiable”. Onwenu, however, said if the country breaks up, she would prefer to return to the South-East. She said this during a virtual pre-book launch briefing ahead of the release of her memoir ‘My Father’s Daughter’, billed for October 1. The music icon called on the people of the South East, especially those in the diaspora, to develop the region. She said, “It doesn’t take away whatever you are doing in Lagos, Abuja, or Port Harcourt. You are free to live and do business wherever you are but remember back home, we are being marginalised for a long time. And our people have always done things for themselves. [READ ALSO] Fraud: Ex-banker jailed 98 years, to return N49m, $368,000 “We built the Imo Airport. I was part of the process. It remains the only airport in the country that was built by the citizens and handed over to the Federal Government. “My father went to school abroad, people in his home town collected money and supported him. That’s how we do things, we are communal people. So, I’m not afraid to go back home.” When asked for her views on the agitation for self-sovereignty by some groups in the country, the human right activist said, “If that happens (referring to Nigeria breaking up), I will go back to the South-East because I want to go back home. And even if we don’t split, I want to do so much there.” She charged Nigerians to play less on tribalism by focusing on the positives inherent in the different ethnic groups that make up the country. Using her marriage to a Yoruba Muslim that produced two children as a reference, the 68-year-old music star enjoined every Nigerian to uphold the country’s unity and stop insulting and denigrating each other. “We are blessed with the richness of our culture and everyone should see themselves as one and not let divisions break the country,” she added. Onyeka explained that her new book, titled ‘My Father’s Daughter’, which contains over 450 pages, is designed to give inspiration to the younger ones, especially the younger feminine gender. She said the book examines aspects of her life that are hitherto unknown to the public.

 I will return to South-East if Nigeria splits -Onyeka Onwenu Published September 3   Nigeria’s music legend, Onyeka Onwenu, has warned against division in the country, saying that “Nigeria’s unity is not negotiable”.  Onwenu, however, said if the country breaks up, she would prefer to return to the South-East.  She said this during a virtual pre-book launch briefing ahead of the release of her memoir ‘My Father’s Daughter’, billed for October 1.  The music icon called on the people of the South East, especially those in the diaspora, to develop the region.   She said, “It doesn’t take away whatever you are doing in Lagos, Abuja, or Port Harcourt. You are free to live and do business wherever you are but remember back home, we are being marginalised for a long time. And our people have always done things for themselves.  [READ ALSO] Fraud: Ex-banker jailed 98 years, to return N49m, $368,000  “We built the Imo Airport. I was part of the process. It remains the only airport in the countr

9 ways to save light by NERC

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission have put together 9 ways to save your electricity consumption. This is in light with the recent increase in electricity billing. Can you share some of the ways you save electricity consumption in your residence or place of business? 1. Turn off lights and electrical appliances when not in use: don't leave your electronics or lightbulbs on all day long. 2. Switch to energy-efficient light bulbs: Traditional light bulbs waste 95% of the energy they use giving off heat, with only 5% going toward the light. Switch them out or use them sparingly. Leaving them on for long periods is highly wasteful. Halogen incandescent bulbs, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), and light-emitting diode bulbs (LEDs) use anywhere from 25-80 percent less electricity and last 3 to 25 times longer than traditional bulbs. 3. Reduce the use of water heaters: Water heating is a major contributor to your total energy consumption. Other than purchasing an energy-effic

What is shared hosting

Shared hosting definition Shared hosting  is a type of web hosting where a single physical server hosts multiple sites. Many users utilize the resources on a single server, which keeps the costs low. Users each get a section of a server in which they can host their website files. Shared servers can hosts hundreds of users. Each customer using the shared hosting platform’s server has access to features like databases, monthly traffic, disk space, email accounts, FTP accounts and other add-ons offered by the host. System resources are shared on-demand by customers on the server, and each gets a percentage of everything from RAM and CPU, and other elements such as the single MySQL server, Apache server, and mail server. Shared hosting offers the most cost-effective way to get a site online since the costs of maintaining a server are split among all the users. This style of hosting is best suited for a small website or blog that doesn’t require advanced configurations or high bandwidth. Si

Getting Started with Shared Hosting

The following article will get familiar with your new Shared Hosting account, including the Account Center, our world-renowned support department, and the rest of the tools that come with your new service. Advanced Support can help!Need assistance with your server, including migrating your site? Additional assistance is available via Advanced Support, our premium services division. For more information on what Advanced Support can do for you, please click here. Account Center The Account Center is the main secure interface to manage your domain and Shared Hosting. This is how you will log into your Media Temple account and manage your various services. For information on the basic functions of the Account Center, please see: First Time Setup The following will give you a quick run-through of setting up your service after first purchasing Shared Hosting. Log into the Media Temple Account Center. Click on the ADMIN button associated to your Shared Hosting server. If this is your first t

Google’s Mueller on Shared Hosting and Ranking Impact

A recent SEO study set out to discover if there was a negative impact on ranking on sites that were on shared hosting. Google’s John Mueller offered his opinion of the test results. Research on Web Hosting and Ranking An SEO company set out to do a long term study on whether shared hosting negatively affects rankings. The study authors reveal they created the study from concern of “potentially harmful SEO effects” from shared hosting.: “Concerned about the potentially harmful SEO effects that hosting a website on one of these shared hosting options could have on the websites of thousands of business owners, we decided to run a technical SEO experiment to find out what effect, if any, it had.” The idea they were testing is if low-cost hosting attracts low-quality websites that can negatively impact other sites hosted on the same server. The report authors suggest that Google could use the presence of spammy sites on a shared server as a negative quality signal because they were all in t

An area of eastern Ghana has declared itself a sovereign state Togoland

  An area of eastern Ghana has declared itself a sovereign state. The region known as Western Togoland has had secessionist attempts in the past. Armed men demanding the secession of Western Togoland from Ghana blockaded major entry points to the Volta region of Ghana on Friday morning. Local sources say the group are holding three police officers hostage, including a District Commander, and attacked two police stations. Prior to the blockade, the group reportedly broke into an armory and stole weapons. "This is a very serious situation because just few weeks ago we saw [what happened] when they mounted signs along the major roads welcoming people into the Western Togoland State," a local resident told DW. "Blocking the roads with heaps of sand, burning tyres [and ] even holding security personnel hostage." About 12 hours before Friday's dawn operation, the Western Togoland Restoration Front (WTRF) published photos of the graduation ceremony for around 500 perso

Why site speed is critical for your SEO success and how to make it happen

The fact alone that the search engine giant has deemed site speed important should be enough for you to make it a priority. As your page load speed increases second-by-second, the bounce rate also increases a lot. It’s challenging enough to craft a call-to-action that convinces your site visitors to buy your product or services without adding any additional hurdles. Sprinkle in a bit of slow page load time, and you could be missing out on a ton of revenue. A walk through how to identify your site speed issues and fix them. Google has confirmed site speed as one of the 200+ factors that Google uses to determine your website’s position in search. The fact alone that the search engine giant has deemed site speed important should be enough for you to make it a priority. Beyond that, however, there are other reasons you should place a focus on the speed of your site. Let’s look at a couple of other critical reasons why you need to focus on your site’s speed for the success of your SEO effor