~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.11.12~
Photo caption: The first official photo of the new American Idol judging panel, featuring Mariah Carey, Whangarei City’s home boy Keith Urban, Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson. Picture: Fox.
A good line up of stars.
A Northland Kia Ora… & Ola LA! :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.9.12~
Sports news: LA Dodgers 6. Atlanta Braves 2.–CLATimes@TheDiamond. Jim Peltz reports.
[Photo: Hanley Ramirez belts the first of three home runs for the Dodgers and drives in four runs for the night. AP/CBS].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.8.12~
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.8.12~
Hindsight is a something we can learn from. Here’s ABC’s Terry Moran on why Air France Flight 447′s crash could have been averted.
ABC reports: “The Air France Flight 447 crash, considered one of the worst aviation disasters in history, could have been avoided, a top-ranking aviation safety expert said.
“Absolutely, this accident didn’t have to happen,” said William Voss, the president and CEO of the Flight Safety Foundation.
BEA, the French government’s official accident investigators, conducted a three-year investigation into the crash, which killed all 228 people on board, including one married couple from Louisiana, when the Airbus A330 slammed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil in 2009.”
Again, hindsight is such a good teacher for the wider industry of pilots. What about: Air Greece, Air Spain and Air Italia?
The findings:”According to the report, a speed sensor on board the plane, called a pitot tube, stopped functioning after becoming clogged with ice at high-altitude while the plane was flying through a thunderstorm. This caused the auto-pilot to disengage and shift the controls back to the pilots. While flying in heavy turbulence, the pilots failed to properly diagnose the severity of the problem because the pitot tube, a critical piece of equipment to the aircraft, was sending inaccurate data to the cockpit, the report said. The pilots put the plane into a devastating stall and it fell rapidly from the sky, before pancake-ing into the ocean.”
More from Moran at: ABC.
In airlines news too: CNN gives this take on whose flying what where and how in the Up in the air: $140 Billion Industry by numbers report.
Incidentally, Saudi Arabia has the biggest airport – the same area as New York City. With Atlantic’s airport being ultra busy on Christmas, Thanksgiving and major holidays.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.7.12~
Brooding ensemble viola notes, the art of whiskey distilling takes time, Brick House Am-Kiwi funk base twang - all on a mission to restore Vietnam’s forgotten, stripped children. On the soul train, actor Danielle Cormack remembers Vietnam today.
The nation’s TV mood – Aotearoa New Zealand today.
[Photos: DC in Vietnam: Facebook & Martin Luther King Jr.-Beaumont Enterprise].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.7.12~
[Dish - Amuse Bouche: Big Eye Tuna Tartar, Wasabi, Tobico Caviar, and Baby Zucchini - created by Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Avenue].
The judges of this years James Beard Awards 2012 have voted their list of best chefs and restaurants in the USA for May 2012. Here’s the list:
NATIONAL CHEF AWARDS
Best new restaurant – Next in Chicago
Outstanding chef – Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park in New York
Outstanding pastry chef – Mindy Segal of Mindy’s Hot Chocolate in Chicago
Outstanding restaurant – Boulevard in San Francisco
Outstanding restaurateur – Tom Douglas of Tom Douglas Restaurants in Seattle
Outstanding service – La Grenouille in New York
Outstanding wine and spirits professional – Paul Grieco of Terroir in New York
Outstanding wine program - No. 9 Park in Boston
Outstanding bar program – PDT in New York
Rising star chef of the year – Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar in New York
REGIONAL CHEF AWARDS
Great Lakes – Bruce Sherman of North Pond in Chicago
Mid-Atlantic – Maricel Presilla of Cucharamama in Hoboken, N.J.
Midwest – Tory Miller of L’Etoile in Madison, Wisc.
New York City – Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern in New York
Northeast – Tim Cushman of O Ya in Boston
Northwest – Matt Dillon of Sitka & Spruce in Seattle
Pacific -Matt Molina of Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles
South – Chris Hastings of Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham, Alanta
Southeast – Hugh Acheson of Five and Ten in Athens, Georgia.
Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene in Atlanta
Southwest – Paul Qui of Uchiko in Austin, Texas
James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award – Wolfgang Puck
James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year – Charlie Trotter
James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America Inductees - Grant Achatz, chef and author, Chicago
Mark Bittman, journalist and author, New York – Dana Cowin, editor-in-chief at Food and Wine magazine, New York
Emily Luchetti, pastry chef and author, San Francisco – Marvin Shanken, publisher, New York
James Beard Foundation America’s Classics – The Fry Bread House in Phoenix, Owner: Cecelia Miller
Nora’s Fish Creek Inn in Wilson, Wyo., Owners: Nora Tygum, Trace Tygum and Kathryn Tygum Taylor
St. Elmo Steak House in Indianapolis – Owners: Stephen Huse and Craig Huse
Jones Bar-B-Q Diner in Marianna, Ark., Owners: James and Betty Jones
Shady Glen in Manchester, Conn. Owners: William and Annette Hoch
[Dish - Grimaud Farms Muscovy Duck Glazed with Lavender Honey and Spices. Created by Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Avenue].
~Posted by Horiwood Blog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.5.12~
Let’s go Atlanta. Thanks for your comments. Here’s some Lose My Breath D-Child hotness, live in concert in the cross-cultural city of the USA.
[Work it. Shop it big. Like a Luther King on a Washington civil mall].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.2.12~
Superbowl 2012 – Indianapolis Update: Jan 1, 2012 – After 17 weeks the 32 teams that were in the running to play in Super XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium have been paired down by NFL to 12 teams. It’s now known who will play who (and when) during NFL Wild Card Weekend:
Saturday, Jan. 7
AFC: No. 6 Cincinnati Bengals (9-7) at No. 3 Houston Texans (10-6), 4:30 p.m. ET (NBC)
NFC: No. 6 Detroit Lions (10-6) at No. 3 New Orleans Saints (13-3), 8 p.m. ET (NBC)
Sunday, Jan. 8
NFC: No. 5 Atlanta Falcons (10-6) at New York Giants (9-7), 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
AFC: No. 5 Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) at No. 4 Denver Broncos (8-8), 4:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
Indiana SBNation.Com writes: “[Above] is the schedule for the wild card weekend. New England and Green bay earned home field advantage throughout the playoffs, while San Francisco and Baltimore each earned first round byes. As the No. 1 seeds, New England and Green Bay will play the lowest remaining seed in their conferences after the wild card round. Green Bay’s game will be played on the Sunday of divisional weekend along with Baltimore’s, while New England and San Francisco will play on the Saturday of divisional weekend.”
In addition to wild-card games, the NFL also released the schedule for divisional games:
Saturday, Jan. 14
NFC: Highest remaining NFC seed at No. 2 San Francisco 49ers (13-3), 4:30 p.m, ET (FOX)
AFC: Lowest remaining AFC seed at No. 1 New England Patriots (13-3), 8 p.m. ET (CBS)
Sunday, Jan. 15
AFC: Highest remaining AFC seed at No. 2 Baltimore Ravens (12-4), 1 p.m. ET (CBS)
NFC: Lowest remaining NFC seed at No. 1 Green Bay Packers (15-1), 4:30 p.m. ET (FOX)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 2.1.12~
This week we learned that Atlanta, Georgia has and is experiencing a massive migration of African-Americans heading south from cities like New York and the Mid-West. Economically, America is undergoing State-wide ‘populations engineering’ in such an economic climate. This is what we are witnessing in America occur.
In unrelated news, Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum recording artist Keri Hilson will perform “America the Beautiful” kicking-off WrestleMania XXVII live on pay-per-view Sunday, April 3 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.26.11~
The New York Times notes how many African-Americans are moving South for a better quality of life.
Here’s that view in the far left of G.E’s tax day billions and Libya/ NATO news stories.
The migration South of African-American peeps is like Toni Morrison‘s novel in reverse gear.
Writes Sabrina Tavernese and Robert Gebeloff: “Both Michigan and Illinois, whose cities have rich black cultural traditions, showed an overall loss of blacks for the first time, said William Frey, the chief demographer at the Brookings Institution.
And Atlanta, for the first time, has replaced Chicago as the metro area with the largest number of African-Americans after New York. About 17 percent of blacks who moved to the South in the past decade left New York State, far more than from any other state, the census data show.
At the same time, blacks have begun leaving cities for more affluent suburbs in large numbers, much like generations of whites before them.
“The notion of the North and its cities as the promised land has been a powerful part of African-American life, culture and history, and now it all seems to be passing by,” said Clement Price, a professor of history at Rutgers-Newark. “The black urban experience has essentially lost its appeal with blacks in America.””
Quite exciting really! Trading in cement for green grass. Not a bad idea at all.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.25.11~
[Photo caption - Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose (1) scores as Atlanta Hawks power forward Josh Smith (5) defends in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 22, 2011, in Atlanta.]
Two basketball hooping peeps on twitter like the basketball flow of Derrick Rose. Derrick Rose scored 30 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 114-81 win over the Atlanta Hawks.
Their sentiments follow:
9thWonderMusic Derrick Rose is COOKING the NBA on a FOREMAN GRILL.
1stuartscott My man mike Wilbon & I had a convo..u CAN’T “NOT” like Derrick rose. His game. Work ethic. Heart. Humility. Drive. Courage. ALL top notch.
Nick Friedell of ESPN writes – “ATLANTA – Derrick Rose never forgets the bad things that happen to him on a basketball court. It gives him the drive to be successful day in and day out.
“He remembers every misstep, every wrong decision and every game that didn’t go his way. He wants to prove to any person that may have doubted him, or the way his team would bounce back in the face of adversity wrong. Plain and simple: Derrick Rose wants to beat you. EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT. And if some reason he doesn’t, and the other team gets the best of him or his team, watch out. The next time he sees that team, he’ll be sure to get the job done.”
In addition, Rose says – “We knew that after that game we all felt bad,” the 22-year-old point guard said of the March 2 affair in which the Bulls struggled down the stretch. “You don’t want that feeling anymore. It hurts. And one of the reasons why we lost that game is definitely because of me. Turnovers, bad decisions, everything, it was because of me. And I just tried to stay focused. My teammates did a great job of getting open and I was finding them and they were hitting shots they normally hit.”
Learning from experience, getting the game better is what it’s all about. As Rose shows, he can deliver at the hoop.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.22.11~
This just in via text: “d-child’s solider (t.i atlanta) 4 K2 maori co. Please.”
“Nga tane toa o Te Roopu a K2 Company – Arohanui tatou no Te Taone Nui o Nga Anahera. Ka kite tatou. Ka Tu Te Whare Ka Ora. Kia kaha roa mo ake.”
[Destiny Child's Hollywood Star, the Maori version from Hollywood today for K2 Maori Company and friends and family].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.16.10~
Answer: Go here to see, And… of, course! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California, USA. 7.10.2010~