Orli had then made David the best pair of jeans in the world. Worn in “sullen” reverence to Orli’s superior craftsmanship, on day two David’s skin would mysteriously have a glow.
The jeans made David want to dance, so they were tagged as only his jeans, for now.
In his jeans, in the kani kani of life, dance David did.
–from a line from a novel set in the future.
~Posted by Horiwodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.2.13~
–Vanessa Paradis -NY Mag.
i agree as a friend once told me years prior to their home and most belongings being claimed in a quake
that “it’s always good when you wake up with a pulse.”
after working with billionaire fashion designers and their support team labels for a brief stint in la, doing pr and marketing, (more…)
I don’t know how Kimmie K finds the time. Kardashian was snapped attending the Stéphane Rolland show in Paris.
Photo: Splash News Online. More celebrity photos@People.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.1.13~
Adelaide’s The Advertiser looked at who the most wannabe Australians are as per their grading results in the citizenship test. Sweden, The Netherlands, Finland, France and Switzerland all wanted to be Australians the most, achieving on average 97% in their tests.
Kiwis who last year were voted by all Australians as being their most preferred immigrants in the world as “Kiwis just get it,” and the most compatable to the Aussies according to the Aussies in a survey of 2012, apparently aren’t all that kosher in swotting for Aussie-set tests. NZers on average only scored 72.6% in the test. (more…)
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~
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~
At risk of being chomped by the E.U’s GFC structured economic models, The UK Telegraph runs with a story today for the Brit Parliament.
“David Cameron must seize back control of employment and social laws from Brussels and stop European nationals from claiming benefits in this country.”
On the cards are the words: social + employment law. opt-out provisions from laws + policy. a rather imaginary “emergency brake” on financial flows. curbing expenditure of EP’s move to Brussels + Strasbourg. (more…)
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~
Ski touring in France – check it. Imagine going from desert heart into that? Extreme.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.1.13~
More Australians visted New Zealand during 2012 (833,000) than anyone else, followed by the UK* (336,000), China (231,000), USA (200,000) and France (77,000). Tourists contribute $9.6b to NZ’s GDP each year. 500,000 immigration applications are viewed each year, requiring 1,300 decisions a day.
France turns on a show for the USA: The Latest: unfair and unconstitutional, fails to guarantee taxpayer
equality, centerpiece of Hollande's election campaign, 'Stinging rebuke', Paris Lights to be turned off to save money, French court rejects high tax.
The statue, Harmony, on the Opéra Garnier and the Eiffel Tower Photo: HEMIS. News selections: Matt Drudge.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aoteaeroa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.12.12~
Art: cinematic realism qualities of 陳逸飛.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.12.12~
Sir Peter Leitch has announced he is listing his meat franchise business in New Zealand on the NZX stock exchange market. This is only a few weeks after New Zealand’s dairy co-op also had a partial shares float. Agricultural product is what the world wants and needs.
Yet WHO IS THE BIGGEST MEAT PRODUCING NATIONS ON THE PLANET IN 2012. Here’s the list.
|Rank||Area||Production (Int $1000)||Flag||Production (MT)||Flag|
|1||United States of America||30287827||*||11212000||F|
|* :||Unofficial figure|
|F :||FAO estimate|
I don’t know why I thought Colombia just grew cocaine all year round. Colombia runs more cows than New Zealand does for beef each year.
Colombia even grows more beef each year than the UK. Wow!
Who would have thought? Learning… every day. :)
Congratulations to NZ for making the top 20.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.12.12~
Australia applauds students who speak several languages: Student tops state Italian, German & French.
Very cool Australia is producing students with cross-cultural sensibilities like that.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.12~
While England concentrates on major spin to get its wealthy over their sins for the year, French actors aren’t as subtle.
It was a year that saw France’s new President, raise its taxes on the rich when inheriting an equation of:”inequality’s rise vs Angela Merkel‘s 2012 austerity banter” to European leaders, to sort out.
In order to save France from a merger (more so than France was being roped into the Eurozone’s designs at the time), that’s what France’s PM did. He hiked up taxes on France’s rich. Although extreme, he did send a good message to the world via France at that time.
How did France’s fat cats react to being challenged to keep their nation together, and share their privilege and cultural capital and social capital more justly?
A French actor is playing that tension out in the French press right now. The headline of France for Christmas 2012 is: Gerard Depardieu Shows Tax Exiles Can Fight Back by leaving France. Or… France’s Santa is not going to be Santa this Christmas, or even pretend to be. He’s not going to keep his address in France either. Instead, Santa is just taking the goody bag with him and moving to Belgium instead, where he does not have to share at all. Gosh! So French in humor. (more…)
Who grows the most potatoes in the world? You might be as surprised as I was to learn the answer. Here’s that view:
|3||United States of America||2886295||*||18337500|
|5||Russian Federation||1563030||*||21140500 (more…)|
Rugby Sevens News: “New Zealand outscored the French seven tries to two in the final to record a emphatic 47-12 victory. It was a huge impressive win and a fitting end to a fantastic weekend in Port Elizabeth.”
Source: France 24.
Go New Zealand! Congratulations.
[Photo: Kurt Baker, TVNZ].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.12.12~
RUGBY FARMER ANDREW HORE’S NOVEMBER 2012 INTERVIEW AND FREDERIC MICHELAK, RICHIE McCAW, DANIEL CARTER AND OWEN FARRELL MAKE INTERNATIONAL RUGBY’S TOP HONORS NOMINEES LIST 2012
Photo: Will, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen and Andrew Hore post the Novemember 24th rugby test against Wales in Cardiff, 2012. Credit: Getty Images.
IN RUGBY SPORTS NEWS: A sports interview after a controversial week in the UK’s sports tabloids for the All Blacks side and international rugby’s top honors nominees finalists for 2012 have been announced same day.
The NZ All Blacks hooker Andrew Hore seemed sincere at press time after his IRB Q+A session post a high tackle hit on Welsh rugby lad Bradley Davies that led to the Welshman seeing a few stars in a hospital mid match. The TV interview link can be viewed on Andrew and Will‘s pic above.
Photo: France’s Frederic Michelak and fan, TeeMix website.
Quick Summary: Lorne Crerar speaking for the IRB said from Bristol, although Andrew’s actions appeared to be deliberate and dangerous, he didn’t strike the player’s head (say is in boxing or rugby punch ups as were witnessed in the good old days of rugby football). Andrew could have had an 8 week ban from the sport’s code, yet his remorse meant a two week ban from the sport. As it is year’s end, the ruling is very fair too.
[Will and Dan Carter in Cardiff Wales, November 24th 2011, a Getty photo].
What the AIG sponsored and NZ player said: “It’s not the All Black way. I’ve let myself and the team down and probably the whole country that’s pretty proud of what we do. I hope Bradley Davies gets back up and running and playing in the Heineken Cup as soon as he can.”
[Will and Richie McCaw in Cardiff, Nov 24th 2012-Getty photo].
As expected Hore will miss this weekend’s season-ending Test against England as well as the Highlanders’ Super Rugby pre-season campaign and their first regular season match against the Chiefs. For an elite rugby star, that is torture enough, to miss your next sport’s appearance, I’m sure. Europe fans of the game, should be happy with that.
Steve Tew’s Comments: NZRU’s Steve Tew said as reported by RadioNZ, “they chose to remain quiet about the system because they didn’t want to influence the hearing.” Sensible. That approach worked for a good result.
In Rugby’s Gongs for the year in Review: Press Release:
Rugby’s IRB Player of the Year 2012 Award Finalists: 11-28-2012.
The International Rugby Board has announced the shortlist of nominees for the prestigious IRB Player of the Year 2012 Award.
New Zealand captain Richie McCaw, his teammate Dan Carter, England fly half Owen Farrell and France fly half Frédéric Michalak are the four players on the shortlist.
[Photo: Owen Farrell of England with ball at a practice run- Getty Images photo via [Zimbio]
McCaw is the only player to receive the individual accolade more than once, having won it in 2006, 2009 and 2010, although Carter could join him as a multiple winner, having been named Player of the Year back in 2005.
For the third year in a row the shortlist includes a player to have graduated from the IRB Junior World Championship to the Test arena with Farrell following in the footsteps of Australian trio David Pocock, Will Genia and Kurtley Beale.
The winner of the prestigious Award will be announced at the Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool Allocation Draw in London on December 3, along with the IRB Coach of the Year and IRB Team of the Year Awards.
Photo: Two of New Zealand rugby’s proponents of rugby football, Zinzan Brooke and NZRU’s main main Steve Tew.
On the 31st August, 2010 I photograph a Dame Elizabeth Taylor billboard in Los Angeles, The City of Angels.
She still was with us then, tweeting and urging people to be kind.
Travel through time to New Zealand, 28th November 2012. Life is pretty static.
I watch a judge on a very important case about water, advise a young lawyer “Stop. Take a deep breath. Count to ten.”
In a green whenua land, our PM & Phil Heatley say “Do fracking properly.” It’s a gas.
Meanwhile lovely Maori elders wait for justice’s flow to hear from a judge ”the recognition of Maori proprietary rights and interests in water – was inconsistent with the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, and therefore unlawful.”
Sports News: Rugby World Cup 2011 runners up, France again showed their mettle as rugby sports stars of the code. In France’s last appearance as a team, they pipped Samoa to take a win 22-14.
When you think of how much investment funds goes into French rugby and how much is allocated to Samoa via spends, that’s a good result for Samoa. And a win is a win, so France can be proud of that too.
Results: France 22 (Frederic Michalak try, conversion, 4 penalties, Morgan Parra penalty), Samoa 14 (David Lemi, Joe Tekori tries; Tusi Pisi 2 conversions). HT: 10-7
Congrats France and Samoa. Photo: Frederic Michalak, France. AP Photo via Yahoo News.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.11.12~
Ethiopian born Zahara Jolie-Pitt is the 42nd most voted star of 2012. The child actor is a part of a third generation Hollywoood dynasty of California & French entertainers. What the world likes about Zahara so far, is her smile, her ability to tolerate cameras and her fierce.
Congratulations to the JP family for making the list. :)
[Photo: Time Inc]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.11.12~
Israel has an $80 billion generating economy a year. People of Palestine do not. Many jews in the USA and around the world make large gains from stock market and funds investments. Many Palestinians do not.
So, to make a difference for the people in Palestine, click on pic above to go there for Palestinian children and their families. (more…)