See a Warri church marchmaking women with men (video)

The Founder and General Overseer of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry, in Warri, Delta State, Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, shocked his congregation when his prophecy took a different turn as he called out single men and women in his church and asked them to select their partners from among themselves.

During the selection, long queues emerged behind the men who came out as single ladies, scrambling for their hands in marriage.

In a video already gone viral, the man of God summoned a lady and asked if she was married and when she replied in the negative, the pastor ordered her to choose any man she likes in the auditorium.

The woman is then seen searching through the congregation to see a man of her choice.

When the lady could not find any man, the man of God concluded that there was a demonic mark upon her preventing her prospective husband from locating her, and demanded from her how many men have slept with her.

He said, “Chop and go. How many men don chop you?”

The pastor eventually summoned all single men to file out and spinsters to line up behind the men of their choice.

Saying, “If anybody wants to marry anyone here come and touch the person – any person you like.

“We cannot allow women to be like this forever. I want to marry for these people.
“Look at your back. I give you people from now till month end to screen your wives. Nobody should go and meet for nightooo.”

He promised to sponsor the mass wedding of the would-be couples.

Morata moves to Chelsea in a club record £60m transfer

Chelsea have reached an agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of 24-year-old Alvaro Morata from Spain to London.

Morata, who is left with medicals and personal terms to complete the deal is the Pre,mier League’s fourth signing of the summer, after goalkeeper Willy Caballero, defender Antonio Rudiger and midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Morata scored 20 goals last season after rejoining Real from Juventus.

He won La Liga and the Champions League with Real Madrid last season with most of his appearances  as a substitute.

Morata could replace Spain team-mate Diego Costa, who says he has been told by manager Antonio Conte that he is no longer in Chelsea’s plans.

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Manchester United had been interested in Morata prior to signing Everton striker Romelu Lukaku for an initial £75m. Curiously, Chelsea were also in the run to bring back their former player before the Belgian opted to re-unite with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

“I’m going to the team managed by the coach who has placed the most faith in me, and that’s great for me,” Morata told AS on Wednesday 

Morata joined Real Madrid’s youth team in 2008 and was handed his senior debut aged 18 in 2010.

The 6ft 3in striker moved to Italy in 2014, scoring 27 goals in two years for Juventus, winning both Serie A and the Coppa Italia twice and playing in the 2015 Champions League final.

Real exercised a buy-back option in June 2016 to take him back to the Bernabeu.

Morata has won 20 caps for Spain, scoring nine goals, since his international debut in 2014.

Statistics

  • Morata’s conversion rate last season was 27%, the highest of any striker to score 10 or more goals in La Liga in 2016-17; he scored 15 goals from 55 shots.
  • His goals won Real Madrid 13 points in La Liga last season; only Cristiano Ronaldo won more for the side with 15.

The jury is already out on whether Morata will be able to seamlessly slot into the striking role at the Champions.

Some are of the view that the aggression and toughness of unwanted top scorer, Diego Costa are missing in the rather subtle Spaniard. Others, on the other hand contend that Morata’s conversion rate puts him among the best strikers out there.

As shown over the years, it is certain that the Spanish game will improve tremendously under Antonio Conte. The Italian is good at this -One only need to look at Nigeria’s Victor Moses

Couple missing found 75yrs after, due to melting glacier (pics)

THEY NEVER CAME HOME’

Daughter of missing couple found perfectly preserved in Swiss glacier recalls hugging her dad the day they disappeared 75 years ago

The daughter of a couple whose bodies were found frozen and perfectly preserved in a glacier 75 years later revealed “one night mum and dad left to milk the cows and never came home”.

The remains of Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin were found in the Swiss Alps last Thursday huddled close together by the base of a ski lift used by thousands of tourists every day.

A glacier melted in the Swiss Alps, revealing the bodies of a couple

A glacier melted in the Swiss Alps, revealing the bodies of the couple

Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin went missing 75 years ago, with DNA tests now being conducted to confirm their bodies had been found

Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin went missing 75 years ago, with DNA tests confirm it was their bodies which had been found

Monique Gautschy-Dumoulin, whose parents Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin, disappeared in the Alps on August 15, 1942

Monique Gautschy-Dumoulin, whose parents Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin, disappeared in the Alps on August 15, 1942

The couple, who had seven kids, were last seen on August 15 1942 in a meadow near the hamlet of Chandolin in the Valais canton of Switzerland as they waved goodbye before going off milking.

Their eldest daughter Monique, now aged 86, has spoken about the mysterious disappearance, revealing how her father hugged her and they promised to return later in the evening from “tending to the cows”.

She told Mail Online that she knew it was “bad” the following morning when they never returned as the “whole village” searched for her parents.

Marcelin, 40, a shoemaker, and Francine, 37, a teacher, left five sons and two daughters.

The priest who launched the search eventually arranged for local people to take their siblings – Maurice, Raphael, Candide, Eugene, Charles, Monique and Marceline – three weeks after the couple vanished.

Monique called it a “disaster to have no parents” as the children were sent to work in gardens, fields and vineyards.

She said: “Even if we were in the same village, we lost sight of each other because we worked a lot of time.

“We each rested in our own corner of life and grew-up separately.

“Life changed terribly and hugely after they disappeared.”

DNA test have confirmed her parents were the people frozen in the glacier with their identity cards, backpacks, a bottle, a book and a watch.

“The remains recovered on the glacier have been formally identified,” police in Switzerland’s Valais canton said in a statement today.

“They are of Mr Marcelin Dumoulin and his wife Francine Dumoulin, who disappeared tragically on August 15, 1942.”

They were discovered preserved in the Tsanfleuron glacier at an altitude of 2,600 metres (8,500 feet) by an employee of a local ski resort.

Snow covered house roofs of the mountain village Vieux Chandolin, SwitzerlandSnow covered house roofs of the mountain village Vieux Chandolin, Switzerland

Their youngest daughter Marceline Udry-Dumoulin, 79, said “We spent our whole lives looking for them, without stopping.

“We thought that we could give them the funeral they deserved one day.

“I can say that after 75 years of waiting this news gives me a deep sense of calm.”

Their daughter, who was orphaned at the age of four, revealed the fateful day her parents had disappeared had been the first time they ventured on the glacier together.

She said: “It was the first time my mother went with him on such an excursion.

“She was always pregnant and couldn’t climb in the difficult conditions of a glacier.”

Bernhard Tschannen, the director of Glacier 3000, said: “The bodies were lying near each other. It was a man and a woman wearing clothing dating from the period of World War Two.

“We think they may have fallen into a crevasse where they stayed for decades.

“As the glacier receded, it gave up their bodies.”

Daughter Marceline said several search parties had gone out looking for her parents over the years but no trace was ever found at a memorial service was held for them on the glacier in 1957.

The couple will be buried later this month in a joint service at their local church.

Marceline said she plans to wear white to “represent the hope, which she never lost”.

Climatologists say a rise in global temperatures is causing the ice to recede, revealing the corpses of those missing for decades.

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The Reality Of Meeting Someone Good For You When Still Have A Broken Heart

I wasn’t ready for someone like you. You came into my life at a time when I was still healing. When I was still learning to live with the broken pieces of myself. When I was still learning to love the person looking back at me in the mirror when someone else made me question it.

I wasn’t ready for someone like you as I clung to heartbreak I thought I deserved. You know when all you’re used to is getting hurt, it becomes painfully familiar.

It isn’t so much pain I feared but rather happiness. I was used to pain. I knew how to respond to it. I was used to being disappointed and let down. I almost expected it.

I’ve never looked at someone with confidence. I’ve never seen someone look at me that way. But with you, you made it easy.

You replaced uncertainty with being sure.

You replaced mixed signals with keeping your word.

You replaced physical relationships with wanting to build an emotional one first.

You replaced my effort with that which was reciprocated.

It was calling me when you said you were going to. And hours on the phone.

It was learning about one another so quickly that I feared it a bit.

It was wanting to push you away but every time I did you’d pull me in closer.

It was letting you in so carelessly and telling you everything from the best parts of me to my worst mistakes I thought you’d hear about and take off running.

But you didn’t, you listened to me talk about the past that still haunts me and took it so simply like it wasn’t something so bad.

You took the pain and heartbreak I clung to and taught me I didn’t deserve it.

It was simple gestures like grabbing my hand when I was driving or kissing my forehead. Little things.

I was conflicted and overcome with two emotions that made meeting you so hard.

The excitement of someone new entering my life mixed the pain that was still present from someone in the past.

It’s the good morning texts that used to come from someone else.

It’s the conversations I had to get used to with someone new.

It’s someone in the past having a piece of your heart that you’ll never get back.

I think when you get hurt you never get back the pieces of yourself you gave to someone.

It was wanting to give you the best but I didn’t have a whole heart to give, so I did what I could hoping it was enough.

Moments where I had no reason not to trust you but the past taught me to be wary.

It was smiling and laughing and that reality hitting looking at you, that I had to move on and pretend I wasn’t still hurting so much.

But healing is a process.

And you meet someone new and there isn’t that wave of relief when you think, ‘wow finally.’ You look at them and it’s a slow process of not falling fast but stepping into something new cautiously.

Because when you are conflicted with two very opposite emotions, pain from the past and liking someone in the present, what comes out of it is something a little numb.

When pain is all you’ve known, everything else is unfamiliar and foreign to you.

I didn’t ask for you to come into my life. Because I thought I wasn’t ready. But what if none of us are ever ready for something good and right? What if we all stumble into these things and get handed the people we need most.

Part of me wished I could explain what it was I was going through. That I was still healing. That I was still getting over someone. But the furthest I got into explaining that was saying something ended recently.

I didn’t want to say more. I didn’t explain how I was still hurt. Or there were moments right there I still thought of someone else. I didn’t explain any of these things because it wasn’t fair.

I know you can’t use people to fill some void.

No matter who comes and goes there are some people who forever leave you empty and you don’t get over it, you just learn to function without them even if you miss them every day.

You keep looking down at your phone sometimes wondering if that other person’s name will appear. But it doesn’t.

And I know you might feel a sense of guilt being overcome with these emotions. Like you should be able to control it and you should be over someone in the past and completely invested in this person right in front of you. But all of those things take time.

Whatever pain you are feeling from someone else isn’t what you deserved at all. Maybe they aren’t what you want fully and completely but sometimes we come across people we need more than that. Sometimes not getting the person we want is a wonderful stroke of luck because it’s only then we get the person we deserve.

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Hip-Hop Is the Most Dominant Genre in Music for the First Time in U.S. History, Dethroning Rock Music

Move rock ‘n’ roll, get out the way. There’s a new popular genre in town. Following a comprehensive mid-year report released by Nielsen Music, hip-hop has reportedly surpassed rock ‘n’ roll as the most dominant genre in the music industry. It’s the first time in U.S. history that the genre has risen to the top of the musical food chain.

The annual report includes statistics for the combined genre of R&B and hip-hop. The genres reportedly make up 25.1 percent of all music consumption in the U.S., while rock only claims 23 percent of music consumption. The change in rank is most likely attributed to streaming services, which have reportedly played a huge factor in securing sales, according to Forbes. In fact, hip-hop is the most popular on streaming services, including Spotify and Apple Music, just above rock and pop music.

It should come as no surprise that hip-hop has rightfully taken its crown on top. In the past year, at least seven of the top 10 songs on the named streaming services are considered to be under the hip-hop/R&B genre, Forbes reports. More specifically, Drake became the most streamed artist in Spotify history in 2016 and Kendrick Lamar’s latest album, DAMN., is reportedly the album that the entire country is obsessed with, the report states.

After being dubbed a fad or a thing of the past, it’s probably great for all those in the hip-hop community to finally be getting the respect and recognition they deserve.

It’s official, hip-hop and R&B isn’t going anywhere.

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From Riches To Penniless: 12 Celebrities Who Have Gone Broke In The Last 10 Years (pics)

Celebrities Who Have Gone Broke – There is an old saying: “Easy Come, Easy Go.” Well, celebrities can definitely agree. Maybe it didn’t come that easily, but the quickly earned money can surely disappear as fast as it came. After earning dozens of millions during their careers, it is hard to imagine how in the world these famous people manage to lose their fortune. It seems that you need to have a special kind of talent to declare bankruptcy after obtaining that much money.

You can probably guess the cause – bad management, a crisis in the world of finance, divorces, not paying taxes or just being greedy; the fact is solid – all these celebrities went bankrupt at least once. Their stories can teach us lessons: every time you face financial problems, you can say something like: “This is nothing. If 50 Cent can lose all those millions and be just fine, why should I stress about 2,000$?” It can be a good stress reliever; don’t you think?

These celebrities prove that being rich and famous doesn’t necessarily go hand in hand. If you ever come to the point that you wish to be in their place, consider questioning yourself. They also have problems like we do, they make bad decisions, and face difficulties managing their money. Anyone can face money issues sometimes. You can’t avoid that, and if you have more money, more problems might emerge.

That’s another thought to keep you worriless. Why worry if it’s still gonna happen? Here are 12 celebrities who went from filthy rich to penniless:

12. Toni Braxton

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Bankruptcy is a sign that you’re beaten to the ground, leveled. But, some people might use it as a tool to avoid massive taxes, bills and obligations. You know the song Unbreak My Heart? Toni Braxton is the author of this all-time classic. You’d think that she’s a fragile person after you hear her sing about a broken heart and tears, wouldn’t you?

Well, it turns out the singer loves to live the life of fraud and misguidance; she accumulated over 50 million dollars of debt by not paying taxes, bills or for services. On the big list of people she owes money to, there is AT&T, multiple healthcare providers, several hotels, jewelers from Tiffany and of course, the IRS. This woman filed for bankruptcy three times so far; 1998, 2010 and 2013. The last time she filed for bankruptcy is the most interesting one; Braxton bought a 3 million dollar mansion shortly after the bankruptcy filing. Isn’t this a bit suspicious?

11. Wesley Snipes

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If you love classic action movies, don’t read this one.

Wesley Snipes, the all-time favorite action movie performer from the 90s had tremendous success with many blockbusters. All was perfect for Mr. Snipes, except for one tiny problem – he bailed from tax obligations for more than six years. That’s the kind of trouble that no amount of martial arts will get you out of.

Unfortunately for all of us Snipes fans, that was not his only problem. He didn’t care about money and the way he spent it, so the accumulated debt grew bigger than his assets. That’s why he had to go to prison in 2010. Over an extended period of time, he was nowhere to be seen, and now that he’s back, he can’t get any more lucrative roles in blockbusters. Sorry Mr. Snipes, your days as an action hero are gone.

10. Stephen Baldwin

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Here’s another story of a beloved actor going broke. We all know (or at least are familiar with) Stephen Baldwin, the youngest of the Baldwin brothers. We loved him in The Usual Suspects, and we were against him when he was against his daughter’s relationship with Justin Bieber. With a recognizable Baldwin face, and a bunch of movies on your resume, how is it possible that you go broke?

Well, it’s simple – you just avoid paying taxes and credit card bills, for an extended period of time. Three years, to be precise. Stephen Baldwin was forced to file for bankruptcy protection in 2009 because his debts were bigger than $2 million. The latest news is that he managed to pay $400K (state taxes plus interest) to the creditors and now faces mortgage problems.

9. Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga broke? Oh, come on! Nobody would expect that to be true. But, it turns out that there was a point in the singer’s life where she was broke completely. Funny thing to mention, she was broke during her 2009 Monster’s Ball tour. Some people have the guts to follow their dreams no matter what, and Gaga is the perfect example. At the time, she knew that the tour would be a massive success, but a lot of resources were needed for the extravagant performances she intended to have on the tour.

The record house didn’t back her up, so she invested every last dollar she had ($3 million) on the stage, the costumes, performers and light shows. During the tour, she was literally broke – zero dollars in the bank. But, the courage and determination paid off. After several incredible performances, Gaga received a check for 40 million dollars from the Live Nation. “It changed my life and the life of my whole family,” Gaga said in an interview. So, it was true after all; at one point in her career, Lady Gaga was penniless. Think about that for a minute.

8. Pamela Anderson

Pam Anderson is a face that often gets media attention as a tax disobedient. We all know her from Baywatch, where she got ultra-popular. During her lucrative acting career, she enjoyed a luxurious lifestyle and spent money on properties and expensive cars while avoiding tax obligations. As it turns out, unpaid bills kept piling up, totaling to a sum of $2 million. Think about that when you’re in a financial rut – is it so daunting now?

What do you do when you’re deep in debt? If you’re Pamela Anderson, you just forget about it and keep shopping for expensive cars. She is on the list of the Top 500 Delinquent Taxpayers by California Franchise Tax Board. Her good looks won’t help her out of this debt. Her recent divorce to Rick Salomongot her a million dollars – a small “medicine” to treat her terrible financial situation.

7. Lena Headey

The notorious queen of Westeros and relentless Iron Throne ruler can’t handle money well. Who would have known? Lena Headey plays one of the lead roles in one of the biggest television shows on this planet, Game of Thrones. How in the world is it possible for her to be broke?

2013 was a very rough year for Headey. She parted ways with Peter Loughran in a divorce which cost her a tremendous amount of money. Unfortunately, her paychecks from GoTdidn’t have the power to get her out of this one. Her big house in the Hollywood Hills had to be compensated to get her even, and that wasn’t enough, so she had to file for bankruptcy while battling for custody over her child. Poor Lena. Oh wait, GoT wasn’t that big during that time, so we’re certain her paychecks are way above the problems she had at that point. Still, it’s a fascinating fact, to be broke and star in Game of Thrones, don’t you think?

6. Brendan Fraser

A guy with an unforgettable smile and charisma, a guy with great looks and acting skills, Brendan Fraserhad it all. Even though his career went a bit downhill recently (appearing only in low-class films), Brendan is still a household name and has a staggering resume in Hollywood. It would be nonsense to believe that he filed for bankruptcy in any way, wouldn’t it? It turns out that it won’t.

Fraser has a lot of alimony and child support to pay for each month (a whopping sum of $75K – wow, some people earn that much in a year). Fraser pleaded for poverty in court because he sustained a devastating back injury, which prevents him from working enough. So, he’s using the poverty ticket to get out of the ultra-high alimony bills he receives every month.

5. Lindsay Lohan

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It doesn’t feel good to see a pretty face lose everything, but Lindsay Lohan had to pay the price of partying like a maniac for years. It looks like when you’re earning a lot of money by acting in movies, you don’t want to pay taxes and spend it all on cheap thrills, just like we mentioned in our intro. Lindsay is the perfect example of this. Her decadent lifestyle (with drugs and alcohol abuse) led to several health problems, several rehab sessions, and it definitely took its toll on Lindsay’s looks and career.

2012 was the year when the IRS took control of her funds so her debts could be paid. The debt amount was around $200K, and it turns out that it was just a small chunk of her liabilities. In 2013, Lohan had the chance to be sponsored by Oprah to make a series of interviews for her show, and that brought $2 million to her bank account. Unfortunately for her, the accumulated debt with interests grew to over $1.5 million.

4. Chris Tucker

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It looks like that good sense of humor comes with bad money management skills. When we say Chris Tucker, you probably think of the Rush Hour movie franchise. The actor earned around $65 million for the trilogy, alongside the title of one of the highest paid actors at the time. His debts, on the other hand, piled up from way back; Tucker evaded state tax for almost a whole decade, accumulating a debt of $14.5 million dollars. Of course, his assets and money in the bank are not enough to pay the debt.

“Poor accounting and business management” were the reasons for this enormous debt, his representative had stated. There are only speculations and rumors about this debt; no confirmed statements of Tucker’s splurging or problems. His two mansions in Hollywood and Miami had to be sold to repay a part of the debt, and the actor has reportedly reached a deal with the IRS. He’s trying to rebound by appearing on a comedy show on Netflix.

3. Sinbad

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Born as David Adkins, the Michigan comedy prodigy got his breakthrough on a spin-off of the popular show, The Cosby Show. The lovable stand-up comedian reached his fame in the 90s with his own show, conveniently named The Sinbad Show.

In his prime, Sinbad bought a 10000m² beautiful home placed on top of a hill. However, in his 2013 interview with Oprah, he denied that he was living lavishly and that he used the money to help others as well as himself.

The former comedian filed for bankruptcy two times, owing $11 million at a certain point. That’s a lot of unpaid taxes, and even the splendid hilltop home he sold didn’t repay that. On the bright side, David Atkins has managed to score a gig or two and still has his lovely family. More than you can say about certain Hollywood stars.

2. Michael Vick

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The first overall pick for the Atlanta Falcons in 2001, Michael Vick is actually the first African-American quarterback to be picked as a first overall in the history of NFL drafts. Michael led his team to the playoffs twice.

Having received wide popularity because of his plays on the field, Vick soon became obsessed with his carefree lifestyle.

The proverbial rock bottom for Michael Vick was in 2007, when he was found guilty of operating a dogfighting ring. Even though he claimed that it had nothing to do with animal cruelty, it cost him almost everything. After nearly two years in prison, Vick filed for bankruptcy mainly because of unpaid legal fees. Michael Vick has rebounded quite successfully as he was NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2010).

1. Warren Sapp

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Hall of Fame member and an NFL 2002 Super Bowl champion, the defensive tackle from Florida has dominated the field known for his aggressive style and commitment. One of the best defensive players ever, Sapp was elected seven times to Pro Bowl squad. A bad boy on and off the field, he had several verbal incidents and was even expelled from the field because of unsportsmanlike conduct. Sapp was a huge spender and rarely took a look at price tags before making purchases. Sapp’s spending lifestyle and a failed business attempt led to him filing for bankruptcy in 2012. Owing a lot in taxes and almost a million in alimony, Sapp had to sell everything including his huge house in Windermere, that was sold for $2.9 million. His total amount in assets amounted to $6.45 million, but his debt was over $6.7 million. He managed to pull out and after having his jersey (number 99, Tampa Bay Buccaneers) retired in 2013, he went on to become an analyst for the NFL Network.

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10 HIV Symptoms To Watch Out For In Women

In the United States, about two out of every three new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections in women are due to unprotected sexual intercourse with an infected partner, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Sharing infected needles for drug use is another leading cause.

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Early symptoms of HIV infection may be mild and easily unnoticed and dismissed. Unfortunately, even without noticeable symptoms, an infected person can still pass the virus on to others.

Read on to learn some common symptoms of HIV in women.
Early Symptoms Can Be Fleeting

In the early weeks after becoming infected with HIV, it is not uncommon for women to be asymptomatic. Some may have mild flu-like symptoms, including fever, headache, and lack of energy. Often, these symptoms go away within a few weeks.

In some cases, it may take as many as ten years for more severe symptoms to appear. During this time, the virus can still be transmitted from one person to another.

1.Swollen Glands

We all have lymph nodes throughout our bodies, including the neck, back of the head, armpits, and groin. As part of the immune system, our lymph nodes work to fend off infections. As the HIV infection begins to spread, the immune system kicks into high gear. The result is enlarged lymph nodes, commonly known as swollen glands. It is often one of the first signs of HIV. In people infected with HIV, swollen glands may last for several months.

Infections

HIV makes it harder for the immune system to fight off germs, so it’s easier for opportunistic infections to take hold. Some of these include pneumonia, tuberculosis, and hepatitis C. People with HIV are more prone to infections of the skin, eyes, lungs, kidneys, digestive tract, and brain. It may also be more difficult to treat common ailments like the flu.

Taking extra precautions, including frequent hand washing and taking HIV medications can help prevent some of these illnesses and their complications

2.Fever and Night Sweats

People infected with HIV may experience long periods of low-grade fever. According to Ohio State University Wexler Medical Center, a temperature between 99.8 and 100.8 degrees Fahrenheit is considered to be a low-grade fever. A fever means that something is wrong, but the cause isn’t always obvious. Because it’s a low-grade fever, those who are unaware of their HIV-positive status may ignore the symptom. Sometimes, fever is accompanied by nighttime sweats that can interfere with sleep.

3. Cough

A dry, persistent cough can be a long term symptom of HIV infection. This symptom is not typically cured with medications like antibiotics and cough suppressants.
Coughing may be an early symptom as the body reacts to the new virus. It is also a long term symptom caused by the damaged immune system. The cough may develop into pneumonia, which can be a serious symptom with dangerous effects.

4. Skin Rash

Skin rash is one of the most common symptoms of HIV. Called the “HIV rash”, this symptom can be seen in approximately 85% of cases. The rash may develop into blisters at the warm moist areas of the body, including genitals and facial regions.
Most rashes develop on the trunk of the body. The appearance of the rash is red bumps that may itch and peel.

5. Swollen Lymph Nodes

Swollen lymph nodes may be a starting sign of HIV infection. 67% of HIV sufferers may experience some sort of lymph node swelling. This commonly occurs in the neck, under arms, and groin region.
Lymph nodes are distributed all throughout the body so any abnormal swelling could be a symptom. Lymph nodes swell as the immune system is activated and the body fights off infection.

6. Headaches

One of the first symptoms of the flu related symptoms of HIV is an unrelenting headache. The headaches may develop into chronic debilitating migraines.

Migraines become chronic after affecting a person for 15 or more days per month. 50% of people infected with HIV will experience headaches as a symptom, while 27% will experience chronic migraines.

This is compared to the general population, where only 2% of people suffer from chronic migraines.

7. Weight Loss

Weight loss in HIV infected individuals is common through the progression of the disease. When first infected, the flu like symptoms can cause nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. This can cause a temporary loss in weight.

As the illness progresses, weight loss can be caused by a condition called “AIDS wasting”.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services categorize a person as having AIDS wasting when they have lost 10% or more of their body weight, and have experienced related weight loss symptoms for a period greater than 30 days.

8. Yeast Infection:

As HIV develops, the infected persons immune system becomes compromised. One of the starting symptoms of a failing immune system is bodily infections. Yeast infections are very common, and they affect more than just women.

The cause of this infection is a fungus called Candida. It can affect the body in different ways, such as vaginal yeast infections, thrush, intestinal infections, and more.

Getting rid of these infections may prove futile until HIV medication is in place.

9. Fatigue

Fatigue associated with HIV may be the most under-reported symptom. Many people suffer from chronic fatigue but do not realize it is a medical condition.

Chronic fatigue is tiredness that cannot be alleviated with rest. Fatigue is first reported in the flu like symptoms that accompany the early stages of HIV. Once this phase is complete, fatigue may not appear until AIDS develops.

10. Cold Sores

Cold sores can be a symptom of HIV. Cold sores are caused by the Herpes Simplex virus. It can occur as genital, rectal, or oral herpes.

Anyone can be infected with herpes, regardless of their HIV status. Those who are infected with HIV and have cold sores may suffer from recurrent outbreaks of the herpes virus.

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A country where you can smoke your Marijuana legally

Uruguay has long been known for its sweet pastries called medialunas. But right now it’s better known for marijuana. On Wednesday the small, progressive South American country became the first in the world to allow the nationwide commercial sale of pot – and the U.S. is watching.

Four years ago Uruguay became the world’s first country to legalize government-controlled marijuana cultivation, sale and consumption. That was the first step in a lengthy process to get where Uruguay has gotten now: The world’s first country to allow the commercial sale of pot in pharmacies. It’s a marijuana milestone that will be turning heads in the U.S. and states like Florida.

Uruguay’s initial campaign to legalize weed back in 2012 helped inspire successful legalization measures in Colorado and Washington that year. Since then six other U.S. states have legalized pot for recreational use – and more than 20 others, including Florida, now sanction its medical use.

If Uruguay’s nationwide experiment goes smoothly, it could lead to more U.S. legalization efforts. That’s especially true since the main impetus behind Uruguay’s law is to deprive criminal drug gangs of the revenue that fuels so much of their violence in Latin America.

Across Uruguay, commercial pot sales will still be government-supervised. To avoid marijuana tourism, only Uruguayan residents can buy it.

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Afghan girls robotics team denied visa to USA eventually wins in Washington

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Image captionMembers of the team work with their robot in the practice area at the competition

The team of girls from Afghanistan eventually won a special award at the international robotics competition.

The six girls were taking part in the FIRST Global Challenge competition, which took place across three days and saw 158 nations compete against each other.

They took home a silver medal for courageous achievement, which was awarded to teams “that exhibit a can-do attitude throughout the challenge, even under difficult circumstances, or when things do not go as planned”.

According to the New York Times, the team’s mentor Alireza Mehraban said: “We are simple people with ideas. We need a chance to make our world better. This is our chance.”

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Image captionHere are the girls practicing with their robot

Their story made the news because, at first, they weren’t going to be allowed to go to the competition because of visa problems.

However, US President Donald Trump stepped in at the last minute and the girls were able to travel to the US and participate.

The competition – which hopes to inspire young people to want careers in science, technology, engineering, and maths – will take place in Mexico City next year.

So friends delay is not denial. Go for your goals and surely you will win