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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

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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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