Can i do my job?
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.1.13~
He will play his last game for Queens Park Rangers against Manchester City on January 29. (more…)
Good for the memory for us older folks is listening to song lyrics we know.
start up industries doing well in canada: candy, confectionary companies. iphone apps. health-care technology. beer, wine, liquor (bulk). software as a service to improve business. home health care. yoga. technical and trade schools. fast casual dining. green building construction. niche public consulting in pr damage control, saving companies money, reducing finanical losses. edu-tech: technology schools and training. temporary staffing firms – flexi work schedules. government services in local governance infrastructure allocation. accounting services. repair services. self improvement products and services including motivational insights industry. energy sector – green tech installations especially.
if in canada, i’d probably do the candy line. best health boosting chocolate eva.
source: inc canada. photo: the best chocolate shop i’ve been to: see’s candies california.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.1.13~
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.1.13~
Gabriel Aubrey and Nahla were snapped recently in California.
Photo: People Magazine@Pics.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.1.13~
The country is planning heavy investment in its universities. A vast rise is the plan. The goal is to leverage its population into 195 million college graduates by the end of the 2020.
In a fascinating story, read here .
Investing smart is good for China as long as China’s political system doesn’t strangle the educated China’s hopes when their brains are ready to change China in good way.
Photo: NY Times.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.1.13~
Nations that have high debt pressure over their heads have a tendancy to act recklessly, psychologists have been reporting in the New York Times this week. Hopefully that is not France’s story when deploying troops outside of France.
News headlines via Canada: France will deploy 2,500 troops in Mali.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.1.13~
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.1.13~
News headlines Canada: AFN leader prepares for follow-up meeting with PM. Followed by: RCMP failed to track internal misconduct for years.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.1.13~
Track 2 of a song that the neighbours in my hood are vibing to and blasting on the stereo right now… are these song lyrics:
I recommend sticking your foot in your mouth at any time Feel free. Throw it down (the caution blocks you from the wind) Hold it up (to the rays) You wait and see when the smoke clears You live you learn You love you learn You cry you learn You lose you learn You bleed you learn You scream you learn (more…)
WHAT IS FREEDOM? GERMAN, CANADIAN, US THINKERS OF THE FRASER INSTITUTE’S STUDY – TOWARDS A WORLDWIDE INDEX OF HUMAN FREEDOM
German, Canadian and American researchers quite fancy New Zealand as a beautiful whenua (land) reports marketwire website, especially in offering an idea of new starts. That being an idea of freedom. Yahoo Finance also ran the story.
Last year, the Cato Institute listed New Zealand as having “high economic freedom” ranking third in the world after Hong Kong and Singapore in the yearly Economic Freedom of The World report. An interesting finding as the average wage in New Zealand is US$36k. Yet New Zealand is perceived as having high financial freedom by Cato.
This year, the Germans and Canadians of The Fraser Institute list why they feel New Zealand has high freedom levels. The Insitute claims to have, “the most complete index of human freedom” and is Canada’s leading public policy think-tank. It worked with Germany’s Liberales Institut to collate its thoughts. A summary of main points follows:
The authors of the book say the intention was to measure the degree to which people were free to enjoy classic civil liberties-freedom of speech, religion, individual economic choice, and association and assembly-in each country surveyed.
The nations in their study they like as being perceived as free are: New Zealand, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, Ireland, US, Denmark, Japan, Estonia. The UK was listed at 18 and France at 33. (more…)
A bit of grunge pop. Here’s The New Cities with the jingle Heatwave.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zeland, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.1.13~
Donna Gosling was on deck to support son Ryan‘s latest movie marketing and publicity gig.
Photo: Paul Buck/EPA/Landov. More celebPics@PeopleMagazine.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.1.13~
Betty Ann Lavallée of Canada.
UN: drones + ‘peacekeeping’ missions?
United States: White House entertainment. Cuomo + gun laws. Eric Schmidt jets to Korea. CA on ‘bullet control’. Ang Lee is a DGA pet. Teachers in Ohio & Texas feel disempowered. Encouraging gardening pr. Obama + male picks. WH staff: we choose cabinet on quals not gender. Brooks: Why Hagel Was Picked. Extreme weather 2012. gas price13. music writers: video game composers@Grammys13. USA’s online research compulsion. LED: CES. The LED trend. Golf: Dustin Johnson opens USPGA tour. Sports: Peyton Manning. Sports: wild card NFL. Talk TV: Lance & Oprah. Corporate: AIG: We’re obliged to consider joining suit on $182B bailout. Construction snap-shot. 8 women to brighten your Twitter feed. DGA: Spielberg earns 11th DGA.
New Zealand: As seen on NY Times news feed: Morrison Quits Race for Stansted Airport-Report. Heavy rain and high winds pelt S.I. Call for improved NZ oil security. Ryan Nelsen talks Toronto FC new job.
Australia: Oodnadatta hit 47! NSW: The News. Cooler weather brings reprieve to rescue teams. ‘AIG is Aussie news. Heat distractions: The best pub chips. NZ father drowns in Australia saving family. AirCon: The cost of cooling your home. Michael Murray.
United Kingdom: Bowie’s back. iPhone pr. Racism Fifa acts. Stay-at-home mom’s harsh deal. Cameron & Clegg‘s homework catch up table. Literary: When did you last learn a poem by heart? Work must be starting again: ‘greedy’ pubs press. Art: roidsnaps. Art2: models and whale sharks. (more…)
Ryan Nelsen has been placed in Toronto. Sports journalist Martin Tasker defined the moment as being a good “spy” for NZ soccer. Lol!
Being able to do the Canada and New Zealand thing for Nelsen will be the best transition perhaps after high profile soccer in the UK.
The Examiner also reported the Toronto FC appointment news. Nelsen 35, is Toronto FC’s eighth coach in its seven years operating as an MLS club. The placement has been described as a “coup.” Congrats.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.1.13~
“First Nations across this country have been voicing concern and frustration with a broken system that does not address long-standing disparities between First Nations and the rest of Canada, and address priorities in ways that will provide for long-term solutions and sustainability,” said Shawn Atleo.
“Through the ‘Idle No More’ movement, we have seen a tremendous outpouring of energy, pride and determination by our peoples in recent weeks,” wrote Atleo. “This level of citizen and community engagement is absolutely essential to achieve the change we all want to see in every First Nation — the hard work of re-building our Nations, our governments and protecting our lands, waters and territories.” (more…)
run those words through a search engine of your choosing and see what you find as research.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.1.13~
It was the year of breakthroughs across new frontiers with scientific announcements of discovery. Click on pic for a slide show of last year’s highlights.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 2.1.12~
Canada forward Phillip Danault, left, is taken into the boards by Russia defenseman Andrei Mironov, right, during the third period of their IIHF World Junior Championships hockey game. Photo - AP.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 1.1.13~
Photo: Arctic sun Canada
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.12.12~
Canada is in snow storm watch mode: Toronto, southern Ontario brace for big snowstorm -CBC Canada news.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.12.12~
“it might be the most perfect song in the world.”
–Bono does PR for Leonard Cohen‘s Hallelujah song.
The new book. Click on pic to read on. On the song: ”It sounds new every time you hear it.” The Holy or the Broken is happening now.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.12.12~