34 Doctors Test Positive For COVID-19 In Kano State, North West Nigeria – NMA


By checkpointcharley on 5. May 2020

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The Kano state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has confirmed that 34 doctors have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

Kano NMA chairman, Sanusi Bala, told the News Agency of Nigeria that one of the doctors has died.

Bala said that many of the victims were doctors working at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) and private clinics in the state.

He explained that many of the doctors were infected while attending to unsuspected COVID-19 cases.

He underlined the role of the association to ensure protection of its members and appealed to authorities to provide more protection for doctors through procurement of personal protective equipment (PPEs).

Meanwhile, Hauwa Muhammed, spokesperson for AKTH, told NAN that the hospital had since procured and distributed PPEs to frontline workers.

According to her, the hospital management had ordered all consultants and heads of department to train their staff on proper use of the PPEs.

Kano has the second highest number of coronavirus infections in the country, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Kano State Government had been living in denial of the existence of Covid-19, even when hundreds of people in Kano were dropping dead as flies. Among the dead are 7 very senior academics and highly placed members of society.

How To Maintain Your Privacy As A Blogger


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It’s very important to stay safe as a blogger. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think being a blogger is dangerous or that you will have negative experiences. It’s more about the fact that the internet is so vast and you don’t truly know who is behind a screen so it’s important that you think before you do anything. An inconvenient about blogging is probably your privacy.

It’s really hard to keep yourself private when you are a blogger, it doesn’t matter what niche your blog is or whether you choose to blog publicly or anonymously. You are exposed publicly in one way or another. Your thoughts, opinions, experiences, pictures and even words are there publicly for everyone to see.

For instance in my case, I choose to blog privately. You can get an idea of my appearance through some of my pictures and you definitely know more about me compared to people in my real life. With that said, I still plan on blogging that way. I don’t think I’ll ever show my face (but never say never).

On the other hand, if you choose to blog publicly whether by showing your face and/or your name – there are a number of things you need to be aware of in order to maintain your privacy. Anything can go viral these days so it’s very important that you know these things. In today’s post, I’m going to share with you certain things you need to do or be aware of in order to keep your privacy. As always, if you are interested – keep on reading!

Related: How To Develop Blogging Confidence

ESTABLISH LIMITS

First and foremost, you not only need to establish limits with other people online but with yourself as well. As a blogger, we tend to share more information than we intend to and that’s completely normal. I consider my readers as my online friends so there is no need for me to hide certain things if I want to share something. But the most important part that most bloggers forget is that our readers are not the only people reading our posts.

You have to be very careful about the things you decide to share or show online. You don’t want to regret sharing something in the future. Obviously take everything I say with a grain of salt, I’m pretty sure you know what’s best for you and if you want to share something – feel free to do it! You don’t have to stress or worry before sharing anything online but please do not share information that will allow other people to get into your life if that makes any sense.

In addition, remember that you don’t have to please anyone – let alone strangers on the internet. You don’t have to answer anyone’s intrusive questions especially when it’s none of their business and you have the right to say no. We often don’t want others to feel bad but you have to remember that if someone makes you feel uncomfortable or uneasy, you don’t have to put up with it. Never feel bad for not answering a personal question.

Related: My Weird & Creepy Blogging Experiences

DON’T SHARE PRIVATE INFORMATION

I’m pretty sure this is something you already know but please don’t share your private information online. For example, if you live in a big city, you can disclose the name of your city. Not only is it safe because no one will be able to find your exact location but it will be easier for PRs and brands to connect & work with you. On the other hand, if you live in a small town – I wouldn’t recommend to disclose it. Instead you can share a general location or share the nearest city as your location.

Other than a brand or PR, no one needs to know where you live. Be careful when tagging certain locations on your social media platforms, technically it’s not really difficult to find anyone’s address or phone number based on the information you share online. Don’t give too much details, for example if you live in London – avoid sharing which part of London you reside or where your area is. You never know who is reading or watching so be careful.

Related: How To Connect With Other Bloggers

BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS

If you blog publicly in the sense you share your face and name online, be careful about your surroundings – particularly the people in your circle. I’m not trying to scare you (lol) but people can easily find your Facebook account that’s the reason why it’s better to create a separate Facebook page for your blog.

If you are close with another blogger or reader, it’s totally normal to follow each other on social media and you can even take it a step further if you are extremely close with each other by sharing your phone numbers or by connecting on your personal social media.

But don’t accept requests (on Facebook) from friends of those bloggers because you don’t really know who they are. Just because they are friends with someone you know which in this case is an online friend (if you haven’t already met in person already), you don’t have to accept their request – especially if you don’t know that person.

I just think it’s a bit weird and creepy when someone follows every single of your move. Why do they want to follow your personal account when your blog has social media platforms available? Something I would recommend is to limit the access of the information you share of your daily life and loved ones.

You can use Instagram Stories to share snippets of your daily life. You don’t have to share every single thing, try to find a balance. It’s important to create a barrier between your life and your followers. Most of them are genuine, kind and loving but unfortunately some of them are malicious. You don’t even need to have thousands of followers to attract bad people!

Related: 5 Ways To Spend Less Time On Your Phone

DOUBLE CHECK YOUR PICTURES

Always double check your pictures before posting them online! For instance, be careful when sharing the view from your window. If someone knows your town/city very well, they can easily locate where you live through your picture. When taking outdoor or outfit pictures, I would recommend to avoid taking pictures in your street or in front of your house. If you really want to post those pictures for whatever reason, I would recommend to blur or edit the background.

Once again, I’m not trying to scare you in any way but I just think it’s an important topic that needs to be more talked about. You have the right to share anything you want but it’s very important to be careful online. Not only is it safe for you but your loved ones too.

TRYING TOO HARD TO IMPRESS PEOPLE.


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Do You Try Too Hard to Make People Like You? If you find social interactions exhausting and keeping people interested in you difficult, it may be a sign that you try too hard. Too much of a good thing turns into a bad thing. It’s natural to want other people to like you. We are gregarious creatures after all. On the other hand, how you go about making this happen is a significantly different topic. One of the attitudes that will often backfire when dealing with other people is trying really hard, too hard to impress them. Let’s look into the psychology of this phenomenon and see why this is happening. It’s essential for you to understand that once people realize that you’re desperately trying to get them to like you, your behavior becomes a turnoff. You come across as a needy and insecure person who is desperate for the…

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Relationships and Temperaments (i)


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As we earlier discussed in communication and sex, it is evident that any relationship that does not embrace the art of communication is headed downhill. In this post, we shall discuss the importance of temperaments in communication. Did you know that temperaments are hereditary and can therefore not be changed? Now you know. There are four major temperaments that define human beings. Of these four, one is dominant while the other three appear depending on circumstances. Most people have a dominant and a preceding dominant temperament. These temperaments are:

  1. A sanguine is an extremely jovial and talkative extrovert. People with this temperament can talk for hours on end. They are therefore poor listeners and pay very little attention. Due to their easily excited nature, they express feelings easily though they rarely hold grudges. They make many friends making them an envy of other temperaments.
  2. They talk a lot but more…

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Don’t Discard Me Yet: The Cry of the Unborn


So pointed and graphic, representing the cry of the unborn. This poem speaks volumes.

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you know I’m tied to you
bread and wine I share with you
and I know this feeling is new
that you bear life within
that I bug even your skin

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but does it mean,
that you can’t give me a chance?
to show you love at least this once?
I know he took part in this and left
or they ganged up and did some theft
but you see mama, not my fault
I didn’t chose to be in you

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so these months.. they aren’t few
please don’t discard me yet
do your best, place your bet
that I’m a bundle of joy not pain
when you hold me you’ll see and feel
the warmth in my eyes, my innocence

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you will realize, by my presence,
that you’re just as blameless
and together shall we take steps
one, two…

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Forgiveness Is Shocking


Forgiveness is thus something shocking, something astonishing and unexpected. It lies outside the basic patterns and assumptions that underpin our entire culture. It is wholly undetermined and contingent. It is an event that can never be anticipated in advance. It is an irruption of the ordinary. Until we have been shocked and astonished – yes, frightened! By the power of forgiveness, we have not yet even begun to understand what is involved here.

Forgiveness is shocking because it is a miracle. In and of myself, I lack the capacity to forgive – but as I receive the forgiving love of God in Jesus, I am empowered by the Spirit to become an agent of that same forgiveness. Because I have been forgiven, I can and must forgive. When I forgive a person who has wronged me, that person is truly forgiven – she is liberated from the chains of the past and set free to participate in the life of God’s coming kingdom. So too, when this person forgives me, I am truly forgiven! I am liberated from the past and welcomed into the life of the kingdom. Through the power of the Spirit, human society in all its forms can thus begin to glimpse and to participate in the life of the kingdom through this astounding miracle of reciprocal forgiveness.


To forgive, therefore, is not only a personal act; it is also a social and political act, an act pregnant with the promise of a new future for our world. In international relations and in domestic penal policy, it overturns the politics of vengeance. In social relationships, it overturns the demand for retribution and compensation – the violent demand to be “given one’s due” at any cost. Indeed, in the first century the early Christians interpreted Jesus’ entire ministry as a liberating act of debt-cancellation: in Jesus, the Year of Jubilee had arrived, a time in which all debts were written off, so that the poor could be released from their financial servitude. This, too, is what forgiveness means today. This is what we are asking for when we pray: “Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors!” The prayer for forgiveness is thus a revolutionary act, a radical contradiction of the whole economy that underlies the accepted patterns of thought and behaviour which drive our culture.

Researcher ‘on verge of making very significant’ coronavirus findings shot to death! What A Shame!


Tim Stelloh TODAY May 6, 2020,

A medical researcher said to be on the “verge of making very significant” coronavirus findings was found shot to death over the weekend in Pennsylvania, officials said.

Bing Liu, 37, a researcher for the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, was found dead Saturday inside a home in Ross Township, north of Pittsburgh, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner said.

Bing Liu. (University of Pittsburgh)
Bing Liu. (University of Pittsburgh)

He had been shot in the head and neck, the agency said.

An hour after Liu’s body was discovered, a second person, Hao Gu, 46, was found dead inside a car less than a mile away, the agency said.

Ross Township Police Detective Sgt. Brian Kohlhepp told the Associated Press that the men “appeared to be connected beyond their proximity to each other.” A motive for the killings remained unknown, and the relationship between the men was also unclear.

Liu, who earned a PhD in computational science from the National University of Singapore, worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University before becoming a research associate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

In a statement, the University of Pittsburgh described him as an excellent mentor and prolific researcher who had co-authored more than 30 papers. His work focused on systems biology.

“Bing was on the verge of making very significant findings toward understanding the cellular mechanisms that underlie SARS-CoV-2 infection and the cellular basis of the following complications,” the school said. “We will make an effort to complete what he started in an effort to pay homage to his scientific excellence.”