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90% of high school graduates end up following a totally different career path from what they dreamt of when they joined college. Blame the education system, rigid minded parents and life. It’s either your cluster points weren’t adequate or you didn’t have money for school fees or both. However, at the end of the day we all get a career, not our calling, but something to take us through life. Usually, people find this ‘something’ after trying many options and wasting a lot of money and time.

Let’s take an instance in a finance career. You can decide to take a degree in BCom, Actuarial Science, Business Magt, Accounting etc. These degree as much as they are different, they could lead you to the same destination. For example, a degree in BCom (insurance option) could make you an underwriter, so would a BSc Actuarial Science. For this reason you need to consolidate your degree with a professional exam to prove specialisation. Most people however begin taking these professional papers without a clear career plan ending up with almost every qualification.

Before you begin your career development, you should ask your self exactly what you want. Do you want to be an Accountant, An Underwriter, An Actuary, Financial Auditor or an Investment Analyst. If your long term goal is to be an Actuary but you think it will take a while to achieve it, decide whether you want to go on a single path or you want diversity. If you want to build a career in Accounting, you will have to take CPA qualification. If you want a career in auditing you will need the CSIA qualification. If you want a career in insurance you might consider a DIIK qualification. If you want a career in Investment Analysis, consider a CFA. If you want a career in Actuarial Services you will have to take the Actuarial qualification. Any of these qualifications plus any of the degree above will lead you to the respective career.

You can decide to begin as soon you finish high school. The earlier the better.

Acronyms:
CPA: Certified Public Accountant
CSIA: Certified Securities and Investment Analyst
DIIK: Diploma in Insurance (Kenya)
CFA: Chartered Financial Analyst

Well if you watched “The Interview” you know what I’m talking about. If not, here it is. The controversial movie “The Interview” cameos Eminem in a scripted interview where he says he’s gay.

Eminem was interviewed in the
film by James Franco portraying television entertainment reporter Dave Skylark.

Skylark questioned Eminem about song lyrics offensive to the elderly while his producer Aaron Rapoport – played by Seth Rogen – guided him in the interview through an earpiece.

‘I don’t necessarily rap about the things I hate, it’s more about the things I fear,’ Em replied.

“When I say things about gay people, or people think that my lyrics are homophobic – it’s because I’m gay,’ Eminem continued. The shocked Skylark Tonight host then got Eminem to clarify that he was homosexual.

‘I like men,’ Eminem said.
‘I’m more shocked that people haven’t figured it out yet. I mean, it’s kind of like I’ve been playing gay peek-a-boo,’ Eminem said.

What do y’all think people, was it a script or was mean-guy-fuck-faggots real about being a faggot??
Man, personally, I’m dead. Literally.

Bonyeza Ushinde is a promotional campaign carried out by Safaricom with the sole purpose of creating awareness of messaging platform they provide, well that’s what they say. The prices that Safaricom usually give out are so great that a lot Kenyans end up participating with the hopes of winning millions of money. However, most, or maybe all of these participants end up with nothing but fury. That is evident on the Safaricom Official Facebook Page. We can try to figure out the puzzle anyway.

First, it’s important to understand that Bonyeza Ushinde Promotion is pure gambling. And therefore just like any other gambling, it is based on luck. However, unlike other gambling options like Sportpesa where the determinant of you winning is your own prediction, here is a computer application developed by Safaricom.

Secondly, why does Safaricom spend so much on advertising the promotion when it could spend less at creating awareness of the messaging platform which is the sole purpose of the promotion? There’s a swahili proverb which says “Kizuri chajiuza, kibaya chajitembeza” TAFAKARI.

Thirdly, why are the winners of the promotion always some mamas from the village somewhere who prolly don’t know half of the answers to the question asked. My roommate has been doing this Bonyeza thing and most of the time we had to Google for answers.

Fourthly, why is Safaricom Official Facebook Page full of complaints about the system and no single testimonial of winning?
So what do you think, is it legit or not?

Safaricom is a great company with great services and products but before you start to Bonyeza, ask yourself if it’s worth it.

MYTH #1: Christmas on December 25th is found in the Bible.

TRUTH: There is no celebration of the birth of Christ in the Bible on any day, but began through human tradition to be celebrated about 250 AD in the spring and on December about 325 AD. See also: Pagan origin of Christmas, Easter, Halloween “holy days”.

MYTH #2: December 25 is the birthday of Jesus.

TRUTH: December 25 was the birthday of Mithra, the pagan God of light. In 325 AD, Roman emperor Constantine re-assigned the meaning to the birthday of Jesus, the true God of light. The Christian meaning over

MYTH #3: Mary wanted to spend the night at an inn, but there were no “motel rooms” available because the inn was full.

TRUTH: There was no space (room) in the “upper room” of a private house because other family members had got there first, not a public inn, motel, hotel etc.

MYTH #4: Mary remained a virgin until the day of her death.

TRUTH: Although Joseph did not have sex with Mary until after she gave birth to Jesus, Mary and Joseph had many other children: “Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? “And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this man get all these things?” (Matthew 13:55-56)

MYTH #5: They spent the night in a separate building like a barn where the animals were kept.

TRUTH: There was no room on the upper floor of the house so they spent the night on the main floor of the house where the animals were kept inside the house. Most ancient Jewish houses had a common area on the main floor, including a manger where animals ate and slept at night, and an upper room where everyone slept. It is possible that there was a separate barn, but this would often be attached to the house directly.

MYTH #6: There were three wise men.

TRUTH: There were three gifts, gold
frankincense and myrrh. There may have been 10 wise men, we don’t know, but each of them likely brought some gold frankincense and myrrh. Since these were common currency items of value, each wise man, regardless of the actual number, brought a little of all three.

MYTH #7: The star of Bethlehem shone over the manger the night Jesus was born.

TRUTH: The wise men did not come to Jerusalem until after Mary had purified on day 33 after the birth of Jesus. It was at that point the star began to move slowly ahead of the wise men till it hovered over the place Jesus was located. This means that the star was not hovering over Jesus the night he was born. The star shone over a house, not a barn or an inn. “And they came into the house and saw the Child with Mary His mother” (Matthew 2:11). It is never called “the star of Bethlehem” simply, “His star”. The Shepherds were directed by an angel (not a star) to the manger of Jesus the night he was born. The star led the “wise men from the east”, who traveled at least 700 km from the Persian or Babylonian area, to the house of Joseph and Mary. This trip would take at least 30 days after the birth of Jesus when you average 25km per day travel time. After Jesus had been circumcised on the 8th day in the temple, and Mary performed her purification on the 33rd day, Jesus may have been taken to Joseph home in Nazareth and this is where the star led the wise men: “When they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own city of Nazareth.” (Luke 2:39). The star, therefore, might have shone over Nazareth, not Bethlehem. The flight to Egypt did not happen until after Mary’s purification on the 33rd day. Only after this did the Magi arrive in Jerusalem. They were directed to Bethlehem, not by the star, but because Jewish authorities quoted Micah 5:2. However, the redirection of the Magi to an alternate return
route coupled with the same hour of the night urgent departure, both lend weight to the start leading the Magi to the same house Jesus
was born.

MYTH #8: The wise men arrived the night Jesus was born in a manger.

TRUTH: The shepherds came to the manger (Luke 2:8-10), but not the wise men came to Joseph’s house. In fact, Herod orders the slaughter of the babies two years of age and
younger. This means that the child would be well under two years old, in order that no error could be made in killing Jesus, but it also
indicates that Jesus was older than a newborn.

MYTH #9: God wants Christians to remember and celebrate the birthday of Christ!

TRUTH: The scriptures do not tell us to celebrate the birth of Christ but to celebrate His death… and not once a year at “Easter” but every Sunday through the Lord’s Supper. (Acts 20:7)

MARRY CHRISTMAS Y’ALL

Are Tom boys Made or Born?

It’s commonly believed that children are socialized into their respective gender roles. Pink is for girls, blue for boys, right? Though socialization is indeed an important part of the gender story, research suggests that levels of testosterone during pregnancy influence the gendered behavior of preschool girls. Scientists recorded the testosterone levels of pregnant women during various phases of their pregnancies. Then when the children born of those pregnancies reached the age of three and a half, researchers examined the children’s interest in a variety of sex-typed behaviors, such as playing with certain toys and games. They found a link between the testosterone level in mothers and the girls’ gender behavior. The girls whose mothers reached high testosterone levels during pregnancy exhibited more masculine-typical
behavior, suggesting that tomboys aren’t made but born.
On the other hand, no relationship could be found between testosterone levels and the gender behavior of the boys tested. Researchers suggest that this may be due in part to testosterone levels normally being high during pregnancies with males. But they also|suggest that it has something to do with the fact that boys are more discouraged han girls from exhibiting cross-gendered behavior. For instance, girls are typically allowed to dance in a pink tutu and play soccer, whereas boys are quite often discouraged from the former and pushed toward the latter. What these findings suggest then is that the gender story is a complicated one; gender-role behavior is neither simply natural, nor is it simply taught.

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EXCLUSIVE: As it begins to dawn on everyone in Hollywood the reality that Sony Pictures was the victim of a cyberterrorist act perpetrated by a hostile foreign nation on American soil, questions will be asked about how and why it happened, ending with Sony cancelling the theatrical release of the satirical comedy The Interview because of its depiction of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. One of those issues will be this: Why didn’t anybody speak out while Sony Pictures chiefs Amy Pascal and Michael Lynton were embarrassed by emails served up by the media, bolstering the credibility of hackers for when they attached as a cover letter to Lynton’s emails a threat to blow up theaters if The Interview was released?

George Clooney has the answer. The most powerful people in Hollywood were so fearful to place themselves in the cross hairs of hackers that they all refused to…

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A couple of days ago in San Clemente, California, Lil Wayne got some new ink on his face by a tattoo artist named Spider. The artist shared some pictures of his work with the following message:
“Couple pieces I did on my man Lil
Wayne. A very hospitable and professional client, thanks Wayne!”
I am not too sure what these tattoos are so I will edit this post when official confirmation surfaces online, but it looks like Weezy got the Eye of Providence tattooed on his chin and “Mumma’s Boy” in Arabic tatted above his left eye. But like I said, I am not 100% certain. What are your thoughts?

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Eminem is certainly one of the best rappers alive. Even his critics agree on this. His artistic skills in rap are just unbeatable. He could be nuts, offensive, stupid or whatever but he’s a LEGEND. Although his latest albums might not reach your expectations, but his previous music was, is and will always be the best. Here’s my list of Marshalls best ten songs:
1. Stan (ft Dido)
Album: MMLP
My best song of all time. The storyline is incredible. Stan tells a story of an obsessed fan who writes to Eminem a couple of times without reply leading to him committing suicide. The song has four verses with the last verse being Slim’s reply to Stan’s previous letters. Ems describes the story so well that you can be tempted to think it’s a true story.

2. 8 Mile (the soundtrack)
Every list I have seen about Ems best songs doesn’t include this song and I have never figured out why.
3. Lose yourself (soundtrack 8 mile)

This won an Oscar for Best Song From A Movie, beating out songs by Paul Simon and U2. It was a bold choice for the academy, who usually pick fairly tame songs by Randy Newman, Sting, or Elton John. Barbra Streisand announced the award, and seemed surprised and happy that Eminem won.
Eminem did not perform at the Oscars because they wanted him to sing the “radio friendly” version and he wanted to sing the song as written and let the censors edit the language. This was the first winning song not performed on The Oscars since it has been televised

4. Guilty Consience (MMLP)

It was Dre who came up with the idea of a duet in the form of a lurid morality play. Eminem told NME: “The whole concept for ‘Guilty Conscience’ is from Animal House, where the girl has passed out and the guy has to decide what he does. He has a Devil on one shoulder, an angel on the other.”
At the end of this song, Eminem convinces Dr. Dre that the guy who caught his wife cheating should shoot her after all. Dre maintains his composure until the end, when he declares, “Aw, f–k it, shoot ’em both.”
MTV and BET both faded out the video early when they aired it, leaving the song with Dr. Dre taking the high road.

5. 25 to Life (Recovery)
Eminem explained this song’s meaning to Vibe magazine: “What the whole song is saying is that I have a strange relationship with hip-hop because I love it so much. I go through this thing in my head a lot, which I’m sure every rapper does, where you give your life to this thing. You literally give everything that you got. I come to work some days wearing the same thing two days in a row—baggy sweats—just dedicating my life to this. And there are times that I feel like I get the respect that I deserve and there are times where I feel like
I don’t.”
6. Legacy (MMLP 2)

The opening seconds of “Legacy” will have you thinking Dido teamed up with Eminem again (she didn’t, that’s actually Paulina singing) but the actual rapping clearly sounds like a new Eminem. “Legacy” is a unique entry in Eminem’s catalog because it shows an emotional growth that Eminem didn’t always seem capable of. He shoveled shit his entire life and often seemed unable to forgive his mother, his detractors, and ultimately himself for everything he had been through. Yet on “Legacy” he finally finds Eminem able to appreciate his great gift, even if it came at a great expense, “I used to be the type of kid that would always think the sky is falling/Now I think the fact that I’m differently wired’s awesome/Cause if I wasn’t I wouldn’t be able to work/Words like this and connect lines like crosswords.” Like Kanye said, it’s cliche to say that great art comes from great pain. But great art definitely comes from great artists.

7. Bad Guy (MMLP 2)

Marshall said this about the song:
“Making the ‘Bad Guy’ record I felt like ‘I want to make sure that I make something that ties in with The Marshall Mathers LP,’” said Em. “You know, the first one. And I wanted to make it make sense that if I’m gonna go down this road, this could be—be ready for what’s about to happen. So, it’s kinda like to me the song the way I was thinking when I wrote it was like ‘What if this nightmare just happened that I decided to do this album and everything just started coming back on me?’ Matthew came back, Stan’s little brother, and he came back to kill me. Just all this shit just started happening.

8. Space Bound (Recovery)

9. Beautiful (Relapse)

10. Guts over Fear ft Sia (Shady XI)

With his latest, the Sia-assisted “Guts Over Fear,” he was certainly at it again. And the video for the track, which dropped on Monday (November 24), follows the against-all-odds narrative that he knows has become a staple (“Here I go recycling the same old song/ But I’d rather make ‘Not Afraid 2′/ Than make another motherf–king ‘We Made You,’” he raps at one point).

Which is your Eminem’s best song.???

The popularity of Actuarial Science is on the rise in Kenya and Africa in general. Every high school graduate who exhcells in mathematics opt for this lucrative but expensive journey. Little do they know that there sky high dreams might soon crash in the ocean deep due. This is due to the rigorous nature of the profession and most importantly it’s expenses. It’s important to note that a degree in actuarial science in Kenya is nvot recognised by the Insurance Institute of Kenya. This means that if you graduate with a BSc. Actuarial Science your chances of getting a job is almost zero. This is because you the degree is very general without a specific area of specialisation. For instance a person with a Bcom (insurance option) could do what a BSc Actuarial Science holder do even better. For this reason, most graduates in Actuarial Science take professional papers to increase there marketability. I have highlighted four pathways you’d consider if you are taking a degree in actuarial science.

1. Take Actuarial Papers
You can start taking these while still in campus or after campus. There are basically fourteen papers that you need to take to be a fully qualified actuary. (basing on IFoA) you can get more info on this at Be an Actuary.
The pros of this option are many including eligibility to work almost anywhere in the world, earning a lot of money, best working conditions etc.
The only disadvantages of this option is how expensive it is.

2. Diploma in Insurance
If you can’t afford taking the above actuarial papers, you can opt for DIIK which is offered by the college of insurance. Management of most East African Insurance companies have actually done a dip in Insurance. The dip takes 2 years to complete and consists of 3 modules with module 3 consisting of specialisation units. You can get more info on this at College of Insurance

3. Certified Securities and Investment Analysts
If you are interested in building a career in Investment sector, this might be of interest to you. The exams are offered by Kasneb. The profession consists of 3 parts with each part having 2 sections. On completion of the profession, you will join the Board of Analysts which is a prestigious award in its own way.
4.Certified Financial Analysts
CFA is an international profession. Therefore it gives you an opportunity to work almost anywhere in the world

Before you take a step consider which option is the best for you.

Nicki Minaj was left a little red-faced after she happened to suffer from another nip slip earlier this week, but this time she was on live TV and also started talking about her previous wardrobe malfunctions while blissfully unaware of her cheeky faux pas.

The Anaconda babe, who has just been announced as the new face of Roberto Cavalli, was appearing on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen when she had a little trouble with her super-low cut top.

In just a few seconds on the show, after making the introductions, fans were quick to spot that Nicki’s cleavage was spilling out of her low-cut black bustier, revealing more than she wanted.

Cohen quizzed Nicki on how she felt when her dress zip wouldn’t work, she said: “I was very panicked.”

“I contemplated not going out at all but then I would let Jessie and Arie down, and I didn’t want to do that on their moment,” she said.

Check out the photos:NickiWardrobe-malfunction

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