Today’s Joke


A man kills a deer and takes it home to cook for dinner.

Both he and his wife decide that they won’t tell the kids what kind of meat it is,

but will give them a clue and let them guess.

The dad said, “Well it’s what Mommy calls me sometimes.”

The little girl screamed to her brother, “Don’t eat it. Its an asshole!


Today’s Joke

A child asked his father, “How were people born?” So his father said, “Adam and Eve made babies, then their babies became adults and made babies, and so on.” The child then went to his mother, asked her the same question and she told him, “We were monkeys then we evolved to become like we are now.” The child ran back to his father and said, “You lied to me!” His father replied, “No, your mom was talking about her side of the family.”


Today’s Joke

images jokeI couldn’t get away with Halloween pranks ’cause [my parents] owned the health food store. So, it was so easy to bust me.

I was the only kid on the block egging houses with those big ‘ole brown eggs. Like, you didn’t have to be a detective to figure it out.

‘Oh, I wonder who Tofuttied my mailbox. Is it the same evil genius who filled my bird bath with Rice Dream?’


Safety Tips



Parental awareness can fall into three simple categories. These follow, with descriptions:

  • Lack of or Insufficient Level of Awareness
    In this attitude, parents are preoccupied with themselves or their work, sports, television, or other more self-defeating distractions such as drugs and alcohol. These parents are likely to be too dismissive of child safety issues and have few or no safety devices in their homes.
  • Adequately Protective
    In this attitude, the parent is rational about threats to child safety. As part of their protection against these threats, they are likely to purchase a number of relevant child safety products to supplement their own regular attention to their children.
  • Over-protective
    In this attitude, parents are overly motivated by fear or insecurity. They purchase every new product on the market and instill fear into their children. The children are likely to mimic their parents’ fear and insecurity.

Ideally, you want to find yourself in the second category. As you consider child safety products, consider the reasonable chances of your child falling victim to the accident protected against. Ask both yourself and your children questions like:

  • Does my child need this or is my child too old for this product?
  • Do we live in area where this product is necessary?
  • Is the security created by this product out of line with the nuisance of it?

As a rule, it may be better to be over-protective of your children, but you need to be aware that this attitude can also have long-term negative effects.


How South African President Jacob Zuma Resigned

South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned from his office with immediate effect, the BBC has reported.

The announcement was made in a televised address Zuma made to the nation on Wednesday evening.

Earlier, Zuma’s governing African National Congress (ANC) party told him to step down or face a vote of no confidence in parliament.

The 75-year-old has been under increasing pressure to give way to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, the ANC’s new leader.

Zuma, who has been in power since 2009, faces numerous allegations of corruption.


Shanghai van hits 18 pedestrians outside Starbucks


A van has ploughed into pedestrians outside a Starbucks cafe in a busy public square in Shanghai, China, after catching fire.

At least eighteen people have been taken to hospital, three of them with serious injuries, authorities say.

The fire was caused by the driver, who was smoking a cigarette as he drove and lost control of the vehicle, Shanghai officials say.

The driver has no criminal record and is receiving treatment.

According to a statement posted on micro-blogging site Weibo by Shanghai’s public security bureau, he is suspected of illegally transporting dangerous substances.

Witnesses had earlier told local media that there were gas canisters inside the vehicle. The People’s Daily newspaper said the fire had now been put out.

The incident happened at about 09:00 (01:00 GMT), when the area would have been packed with shoppers and commuters.

Images circulating on social media, which could not immediately be confirmed, showed a minivan with flames inside on the pavement outside the cafe.

The cafe is on People’s Square at the far end of Shanghai’s busy Nanjing Street shopping district and above a major subway interchange.

Reporters at the scene said the site had been cleared up quickly, with a small police presence in place.

According to local news reports, there were six people in the vehicle.


Happy New Year!

New year eveAs You embark On This New Chapter…

I Wish You And Yours God’s Abundant Blessings!

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Africa in photos this week

A selection of this week’s best photos of Africans and Africa.

Lilian Ericaah Maraule, Miss Tanzania 2017 prepares backstage in her National Costume at Planet Hollywood Resort ^ Casino on November 18, 2017. The National Costume Show is an international tradition where contestants display an authentic costume of choice that best represents the culture of their home country. The Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in Las Vegas, Nevada.Image copyrightAFP

In a dress made from seed pods, Miss Tanzania Lilian Ericaah Maraule prepares backstage to represent the best of her nation’s culture at The National Costume Show in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Staff of Kajiado county government prepare their Maasai tribe costumes for their cultural performance before Kajiado half Marathon calling for peace and cohesion in Kajiado, Kenya, on November 18, 2017.Image copyrightAFP

On the same day in Kenya, women from the Maasai ethnic group wear their costumes for a performance to promote peace and community cohesion in the Rift Valley region.

Girls pose with their chalkboards as they attend a class at a school in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 17 November 2017Image copyrightEPA

The focus of these young girls is on education, as they attend school with their chalkboards in Ivory Coast’s main city, Abidjan on Friday…

An weaver works on a loom at the opening of the fourth International Exhibition of Agriculture and Animal Resources (SARA 2017) in Abidjan on November 17, 2017Image copyrightAFP

Elsewhere in the city, a weaver works on a loom…

Visitors look at a display of cotton at the opening of the fourth International Exhibition of Agriculture and Animal Resources (SARA 2017) in Abidjan on November 17, 2017Image copyrightAFP

While visitors look at a display of cotton at an agriculture and animal resources exhibition. Ivory Coast is a leading cotton producer…

An exhibitor poses with Malian rams at the opening of the fourth International Exhibition of Agriculture and Animal Resources (SARA 2017) in Abidjan on November 17, 2017.Image copyrightAFP

Rams from neighbouring Mali were also on show at the annual exhibition, which aims to improve farming methods and promote trade.

An Egyptian man carries a wood rack full of bread near a traditional bakery in Al Sayeda Zainab district, Cairo, Egypt, 22 November 2017Image copyrightEPA

On Wednesday, a bicycle rider carries a wood rack full of bread on his head as he does deliveries in Egypt’s capital, Cairo.

Workers sew clothes inside the Indochine Apparel PLC textile factory in Hawassa Industrial Park in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples region, Ethiopia November 17, 2017Image copyrightREUTERS

Workers sew clothes at a textile factory in south Ethiopia’s Hawassa Industrial Park on Friday. The clothes are for some of the world’s leading fashion companies.

A supporter holds a banner bearing a picture of President Uhuru Kenyatta as they celebrate on November 20, 2017 in Nairobi after Kenya"s Supreme Court dismissed two petitions to overturn the country"s October 26 presidential election re-run, validating the poll victory of Kenyatta.Image copyrightAFP

In Kenya’s capital Nairobi on Monday, a man holds a placard of President Uhuru Kenyatta after a court upheld his victory in last month’s highly divisive presidential election re-run, paving the way for him to be sworn in next week for a second term.

A Zimbabwean Defence Force soldier poses for selfie-pictures with two women as they take part in a march in the streets of Harare, on November 18, 2017 to demand to the 93 year-old Zimbabwe"s president to step down. Zimbabwe"s president clings to office, the military is in power and the much-feared ZANU-PF party still rules - but Zimbabweans put such issues aside on November 18, 2017 to happily embrace what they hope is a new era for the country.Image copyrightAFP

In Zimbabwe’s capital Harare on Saturday, women take selfies with soldiers to celebrate the military’s decision to put President Robert Mugabe, 93, under house arrest, and to demand his resignation…

People wave national flags as they celebrate outside the parliament in Harare, after the resignation of Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe on November 21, 2017.Image copyrightAFP

On Tuesday, crowds gathered outside parliament to show support for MPs who had initiated impeachments proceedings against the 93-year-old ruler…

Zimbabweans living in South Africa celebrate by burning a banner with Robert Mugabe's image after President Robert Mugabe resigns, in Johannesburg, South Africa November 21, 2017.Image copyrightREUTERS

When he resigned a short while later, celebrations broke out among Zimbabweans around the world, including in neighbouring South Africa where they burnt banners bearing his image…

Supporters of Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa await his arrival in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 22, 2017Image copyrightREUTERS

The next day in Harare, this man carried a cuddly crocodile to welcome the next President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is nicknamed “the crocodile” because of his reputation for being politically cunning.

Mourners attend the funeral of the late Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaia, who died this month aged 77, in the Sidi Bou Said cemetary in the capital Tunis on November 20, 2017.Image copyrightAFP

In Tunisia, the mood is very different on Tuesday, as mourners attend the funeral of fashion designer Azzedine Alaia, who died aged 77…

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi prays during the funeral of the late Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaia, who died this month aged 77, in the Sidi Bou Said cemetary in the capital Tunis on November 20, 2017Image copyrightAFP

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi was among the high-profile mourners who prayed for him as he was buried at cemetery in the capital, Tunis.

Bees fly amongst a lavender bush in Cape Town, South Africa, 18 November 2017. Bee colonies are under stress recovering from an American foulbrood disease outbreak in 2015 which killed off forty percent of all bees in the Western Cape.Image copyright EPA

In South Africa’s Cape Town on Saturday, a bee flies next to a lavender bush. Bee colonies are under stress following the American foulbrood disease outbreak in 2015, which killed about 40% of bees in the Western Cape region.

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