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  • South Africa's Saidy Brown: 'Why I shared my HIV status on Twitter'

    "When I found out at 14 that I was HIV-positive, I didn't think I would live to see 18, I am turning 22 this year." Since Saidy Brown tweeted those words on Friday, thousands of people have re-shared her hopeful message, with many praising her courage for speaking publicly about her own experience with the virus.

    Activist Saidy, who describes herself as an HIVictor in her Twitter bio, has been speaking to the BBC about the extraordinary reaction to her post, why it took so long for her to be diagnosed and the challenges of dating for someone who is HIV-positive.

    Deciding to tweet

    "I've always disclosed my status. I started disclosing it when I was 18. I usually use Facebook to talk to people about HIV and Aids," she says.

    "But I've been having this urgent feeling to post it on Twitter, so it wouldn't be just limited to my Facebook friends. I needed the world to get into conversations about this virus."

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  • Ex-IMF chief Rodrigo Rato gets 4.5 years for embezzlement

    Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail for embezzling money from two Spanish banks he used to run.

    A court in Madrid found him and more than 60 other former bankers guilty of using undeclared corporate credit cards to finance lavish lifestyles.

    About €12m (£10.1m; $12.7m) was spent from Caja Madrid and Bankia in 2003-12. Rato, 67, had denied any wrongdoing.

    Bankia was rescued in 2012 at huge public expense.

    About 200,000 small-scale savers - who had been persuaded to convert their savings into shares before Bankia's flotation in 2011 - lost their money.

    During the trial, Rato argued that the corporate credit cards were part of his pay package.

    All the card purchases during that period were not declared to the tax authorities.

    Rato resigned as head of Bankia shortly before its near-collapse in 2012.

    He led the International Monetary Fund in 2004-07. Before that he served as Spain's economy minister.

    Source:BBC

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  • New salary increment scale

     

    የመንግስት ሰራተኞች የደሞዝ ጭማሪ ስኬል ይህን ይመስላል

     

     

    በመንግስትና በግል ሰራተኞች ጡረተኝች የአበል ጭማሪ፣ የፌዴራል ቤቶች ኮርፖሬሽንን ለማቋቋም በተዘጋጀ ረቂቅ ደንብ እና ኢትዮጵያ ከተለያዩ አለም አቀፍ ድርጅቶች የተስማማችባቸው የብድር ስምምነቶችም በውሳኔው መካተታቸውን የሚንስትሮች ምክር ቤት ጽሕፈት ቤት አስታውቋል።

    Source news.et

     https://news.et/2017/02/23/%E1%8B%A8%E1%88%98%E1%8A%95%E1%8C%8D%E1%88%B5%E1%89%B5-%E1%88%B0%E1%88%AB%E1%89%B0%E1%8A%9E%E1%89%BD-%E1%8B%A8%E1%8B%B0%E1%88%9E%E1%8B%9D-%E1%8C%AD%E1%88%9B%E1%88%AA/ 

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  • 407 Birr for Single Cup of Ethiopian Coffee in New York City

    Extraction Lab Cafe in Brooklyn NYC serving up 400+ Birr cups of Ethiopian Arabica Coffee and was sold out last week. Image from their Youtube Channel.

     As Ethiopian coffee gains in prominence on the world stage, recent media reports have reached DireTube about an $18 USD cup of coffee at the Extraction Labcafe and tea shop in Brooklyn New York. The single cup of coffee is being hailed on world media as America's most Expensive Cup of Coffee   and has been appreciated by a customer for its aromatic fruitiness among other things.  

     Extraction Labs singles out coffee and tea as its primary focus and according to its website aim to give its customers "new and unparalleled cafe and tea shop experience." The brewing experience is a large part of what this cafe and tea shop offers, coffee is prepared using an expensive brewing machine called STEAMPUNK (price tag around $7000). New York media reported the coffee of Ethiopian origin as being sold out for the day last week. 

    As things are in America the average price of coffee is way lower than Extraction Lab's flagship Ethiopian coffee yet a significant rise is being reported. A National Coffee Drinking Trends report for America daily consumption is almost three times as much as it was in 2008,  and a statistic called past day gourmet coffee consumption has soared to 36% for young people from 13 percent in 2008. For comparison, the average retail price in the US for gourmet coffee is around $20 USD a kilogram and a single cup average at Starbucks averages $2.10

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  • Bronchitis

     

     

    Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of your bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from your lungs. People who have bronchitis often cough up thickened mucus, which can be discolored. Bronchitis may be either acute or chronic.

     

    Often developing from a cold or other respiratory infection, acute bronchitis is very common. Chronic bronchitis, a more serious condition, is a constant irritation or inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes, often due to smoking.

     

    Acute bronchitis usually improves within a few days without lasting effects, although you may continue to cough for weeks. However, if you have repeated bouts of bronchitis, you may have chronic bronchitis, which requires medical attention. Chronic bronchitis is one of the conditions included in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

     

    Symptoms
    For either acute bronchitis or chronic bronchitis, signs and symptoms may include:

     

    Cough
    Production of mucus (sputum), which can be clear, white, yellowish-gray or green in color — rarely, it may be streaked with blood
    Fatigue
    Shortness of breath
    Slight fever and chills
    Chest discomfort
    If you have acute bronchitis, you may have a nagging cough that lingers for several weeks after the inflammation resolves. Chronic bronchitis is defined as a productive cough that lasts at least three months, with recurring bouts occurring for at least two consecutive years.

     

    If you have chronic bronchitis, you’re likely to have periods when your signs and symptoms worsen. At those times, you may have acute bronchitis on top of your chronic bronchitis.

     

    When to see a doctor
    See your doctor if your cough:

     

    Lasts more than three weeks
    Prevents you from sleeping
    Is accompanied by fever higher than 100.4 F (38 C)
    Produces discolored mucus
    Produces blood
    Is associated with wheezing or shortness of breath

     

    Causes

    Acute bronchitis is usually caused by viruses, typically the same viruses that cause colds and flu (influenza). Antibiotics don’t kill viruses, so this type of medication isn’t useful in most cases of bronchitis.

     

    The most common cause of chronic bronchitis is smoking cigarettes. Air pollution and dust or toxic gases in the environment or workplace also can contribute to the condition.

     

     

     

    Source: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bronchitis/basics/definition/con-20014956

     

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