its the difference between being and owning surging and standing living and landing she said she’d read he said have not am I keep the am anyway
–Salina Tusitala Marsh
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.1.13~
Germany: The German population is growing steadily. Immigration boosts population in 2012. Immigration pushed Germany’s population higher to 82 million in 2012, official statistics showed on Monday, the second gain in two years despite the country’s rapidly ageing society.
There you have it.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.1.13~
Heidi Klum is full of beans as the maestros paint up the canvas for her Golden Globes appearance. More tweet pics@theroof.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.1.13~
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…)
Germany sees itself in soccer’s big picture in future years. The NY Times has a story on it.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.12.12~
A parody on Germany’s pseudo-tone in being “the welfare state” is lol.
Comedic actor Cindy of Luckenwalde is Germany’s funny talent.
In Cindy aus Marzahn‘s own words, here’s the humor on display:
My parents devoted a lot of effort to bringing me up – up to the impressive size you see today.
After I finished school, I threw away the key and decided to become a clown. (more…)
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~
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…)|
Josh Kronfeld, Bronwyn Illingworth are adding to their ai’inga (family) in New Zealand. Young Cassisus folks say “we can get through anything,” with baby no.2 on the way in his German, Pakeha, Samoan a’iga.
[Photo: NZ Women's Weekly archives].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.12.12~
Germany fashion icon, Heidi Klum and USA’s Alecia Moore of California are both working mothers planning their kids gasoline and food sources twenty years down the track.
Here’s their appearances working it as global stars and entertaining the kids of America at the AMA’s 2012.
Have to say… as veterans of show biz now… they’ve both still got it in boatloads of goodness.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.11.12~
It's a crazy time, we live in. Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at art.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.11.12~
WATER + SUNSHINE + NUTRITION: AGRICULTURAL GOODNESS & THE SHOPLIFTERS LIFTING THE SHOP’S NATURAL GOODNESS DAILY
Water + sunshine + nutrition are some of the most sought after commodities in the world today.
No one knows this more than gardeners and agricultural farmers. They combine the three elements with earth’s nutrients and distribute their products via supermarkets and markets.
A TV Channel in New Zealand showed a story of shoplifting at Australian check out lines in supermarkets. The footage focused on Asian customers faces when claiming supermarket theft is up for fruit and veges purchases at Aussie supermarkets. The story was run on 12th November 2012, a story taken from months ago re-aired today. (more…)
–Catherine Milne-King‘s words New Zealand. 9th November 2012
Sunrise. Sunlight. Sunset.
Audience – Who read’s Horiwoodblog website?
According to the stats report via the USA, audiences are made up of people from the following nations:
North America: 87.4% – USA. 9.1% – Canada. 1.9% – Mexico. 0.2% – Puerto Rico. 0.2% – Jamaica
Europe: 28.6% – The United Kingdom, 11.6% – France, 6.2% – Germany, 5.5% – Italy, 4.2% – Netherlands
Oceania: 62.5% – New Zealand, 35.8% – Australia, 0.6% – Fiji, 0.3% – French Polynesia, 0.3% – New Caledonia
Asia: 20.3% – India, 12.2% – Phillipines, 9.3% – Indonesia, 9.0% – Malaysia, 5.1% – Pakistan
South America: 45.1% Brazil, 21.9% Argentina, 9.2% Chile, 8% – Colombia, 5.1% – Venezuela
Africa: 34.4% South Africa, 23.4% Egypt, 6.6% Algeria, 5.7% Morocco, 4.4% Nigeria
GERMANY’S BAYER AG (BAYN) BUYS USA’S SCHIFF NUTRITION INTERNATIONAL INC (SHF) FOR $1.1b – NUTRITION PLANNING EUROZONE
I was thinking today of when “The London Riots” happened in the UK. Angry citizens looting stores in London was the news.
TV’s & phones being the target of the looting Londoners got the media’s attention.
What got my attention was the kids in vitamins stores. Stealing nutrititional supplements. That is London today. Since the London riots, the GFC aftermath hit Greece, Spain, Italia really hard – much worse than Britain. I think of the need for ‘food security’ of many of the world’s citizens today.
No one knows this more than Germany.
Here’s a story around that:
German Tribune reports: “Recent reports have revealed that Bayer will be taking over Schiff Nutrition International, an important company, which markets nutritional supplements and vitamins across US and other countries. A merger deal has been signed between both the parties.
Brands of Schiff include MegaRedr, Move Freer and Airborner.
On Tuesday, Germany’s largest drug-maker Bayer HealthCare LLC asserted that it will be proposing $34 per share in cash. The company will be taking over Schiff for $1.2 billion, as Schiff’s transaction values are approximately the amount.
Dr. Marijn Dekkers, CEO of Bayer AG said, “Bayer is committed to augment its organic growth with strategic bolt-on acquisition. This transaction represents an excellent strategic fit for our HealthCare business. The Schiff business significantly enhances our position in US“. (more…)
Reuters: Oct 29 (Reuters) – New Zealand investment manager Morrison & Co has entered the race for Britain’s Stansted airport, people familiar with the situation said, which has been put on the block by Ferrovial, the operator of Europe’s biggest airport Heathrow.
Other bidders include Manchester Airports Group (MAG), which is in a partnership with Australia’s Industry Funds Management (IFM), Macquarie‘s infrastructure fund and private-equity firm TPG, the people said.
Morrison is putting together a consortium including New Zealand funds Infratil, the owner of Glasgow Prestwick airport as well as New Zealand Superannuation Fund, one of the people said.
Ferrovial is expected to close a deal in the first quarter of 2013 as bidders would need time to study Stansted’s accounts and fund a deal estimated around 1 billion pounds, the people said.
MAG is seen as the frontrunner given its sector expertise and financial firepower due to its partnership with IFM, which took a 35 percent stake the operator earlier this year. (more…)
What do the cities Auckland, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Glasgow, London, Manchester and Melbourne have in common?
They are some of the sportiest cities in the world!–Adventure2it.
[Photo: James Walsh's website].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.10.12~
World News Views:
Around the World - World News by The Zooms:
USA: Obama to Camp David for prep on crucial final debate. Under pressure – to map second stage, Gallup: R 51% O 45%, Media rumor mill: Rupert Murdoch & LA Times? Tom Hanks‘s F-Bomb on Good Morning America, ObamaDrama: Lifetime Democrat Lee Iacocca Endorses Romney, Technology: Mobile phones can cause brain tumours. Apple loses appeal over Samsung. US wants India to sway Iran to join nuclear talks. Romney talks Romney when talking Russia.
Bonus: Lebanon News: Lebanon seeks legal action against Homeland series. And: Lebanon PM links car bomb to Syria crisis.
New Zealand: Photos – ABs v Wallabies, A Southland rugby player’s injury a reminder of the game’s high risks. Sports scandals: Sex, lies and tennis, Dramatic air rescues, Innovative storytelling – Sir Ed to conquer Everest in 3D, Home truths abroad: The dream expat rugby team, NZ’s unemployment rate 7pc, Reality TV stars: Sally Ridge,
Australia: Rugby: Australia earn thrilling draw with All Blacks, Motorist blames Ugg boots for crash, Computer clamp urged over trade spike to reduce foul play in blue chip stock. Australian international news: Assad battles reach Beirut.
United Kingdom: Will the UK be divided? El Alamein vets gather in Egypt. Bird’s eye London: Rooftop gardens from the air. Soccer: Yorkshire exit Champions League, Pakistan XI host World XI games, Norwich 1-0 Arsenal, Liverpool 1-0 Reading, St Mirren 0-5 Celtic.
Luxemborg: Luxembourg royals marry.
Canada: Canada blocks Malaysian energy takeover deal. Cyberbulling stories are popular.
India: India love spying. India is addressing human rights welfare. On China: ‘We have learnt no lessons from the India-China war’. Expaning India military capability near China. Ramsay retains lead at Indian Open.
Singapore: Malaysia, Singapore endeavour to strengthen cultural programmes. GeoEnergy & market watch.
Italy: Monti expects to see Italy recovery signs within months. Celeb Italia sightings: Timberlake, Biel wed in Italy.
Germany: Crisis -Hollande and Merkel tense,
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.10.12~
[Photo: Deb Preston, co-manager of New Zealand whisky company celebrates the shipment of whisky about to begin its journey from Oamaru, South Island New Zealand to the home of the whisky, Scotland in this David Bruce photograph. The backdrop images also depict the very competitive Indian whisky market and the culture of scotch in Indian society].
Oamaru, Scotland, India, Germany.
David Bruce of the Otago Daily Times has written a cool story of how whisky being distilled in the South of New Zealand is making it’s way to Scotland as it really is a good batch.
Before I flew to the USA well over six years ago, I lived in Christchurch. A flatmate Alison from Dunedin, was a scientist growing truffles at Lincoln University. She was lots of fun. Alison was almost 100% of Scottish heritage, although her family had been in the South of New Zealand for generations.
She also used to make her own German bread every weekend. (more…)
ENGINEERING ALGORITHMS TO MANIPULATE SOCIETY’S STRUCTURAL SHAPE – AMERICANS WIN NOBEL PEACE PRIZE FOR ECONOMICS 2012
(Here’s a story of how The Nobel Peace prize award for economics 2012 has relevance and similarities to a Frankenstein economy that is the US economy’s current position. I find the story as to how the world is so easily manipulated and engineered using algorithms).
Reuters notes: “This year’s Nobel Peace prize for economics is awarded for an outstanding example of economic engineering,” the Swedish committee added.
“I consider myself a mathematician and the award is for economics,” Lloyd Shapley told AP by telephone. “I never, never in my life took a course in economics.” Shapley and colleague Alvin Roth were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for economics.
The thing is, they are not economists. Their work has been co-opted by economic engineers though and put to use for economic engineering of wealth flows. This puts certain people into the wealth lane and shuts up resources from other people. IT information flows are used in this way more and more to dictate the world’s future shape.
It is a good and a bad thing, that can also raise questions about democractic flows and how much manipulation of a society, within sovereign nations is healthy and where to draw the line when the wealthy are manipulating too much with such devices.
This story though, focuses more on the positive outcomes of Lloyd and Roth’s work.
The lads who won the economics prize have produced studies on the match-making that takes place when doctors are coupled up with hospitals, students with schools and human organs with transplant recipients.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the research has sparked a “flourishing field of research.” (more…)
Being read: Phat German Bread Humor – Breaking the mould.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.10.12~
MOA CRAFT BEER A GROWING KIWI EXPORT INDUSTRY, RUGBY NEW ZEALAND NEWS & WORLD NEWS TRENDS RIGHT NOW – 11.10.12
Entrepreneurs working with hops and grains, adding water, then packaging the product and with marketing exporting their creations, are set to list on the New Zealand stock exchange, NZX. See what Blenheim brewery’s, Moa beer is up to. On ya!
In Rugby News:
Canterbury rugby is alive and kicking it. Matt Markham writes: “Canterbury are on track to finish on top of the premiership table of the national provincial rugby championship after taking apart Hawke’s Bay 44-3 at McLean Park, Napier.
The red and black machine walked away with a maximum five points which puts them first-equal on the points table with Wellington, with just one round remaining before the playoffs.” Good stuff. Photo: Too Swift: Canterbury’s Adam Whitelock steps through the tackle of Hawke’s Bay Peter Borlase. Photosport.
And Cabooluture news notes: Bradley Thorn has signed on for another year. Former Brisbane Broncos premiership player Brad Thorn is set to play the final season of his illustrious career in the 2013 Super Rugby Championship with the Highlanders.
Thorn who will be 38 in February, is believed to have met Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph in Japan last month where they reached agreement on one final campaign.–Read up @Tough. A David Trend photo. In Highlanders signing Jason Emery and front-rower Liam Coltman have also signed with coach Joseph’s side.
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Around The World – Nations reading right now, show the UK moving up a place or three to sit in no.2 position, perhaps reflecting tougher economic restrictions in the UK economy mid GFC rebuilding efforts. Bali is sort of tense at the moment.
In order nations reading are:
Image of Kiwi comic actor Jemaine Clement also features.
Thanks for reading and most of all contributing your content. I appreciate your creativity. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.10.12~
“Mr Key’s involvement in the whole fiasco stinks like a sweaty Hobbit’s armpit in summer.”
–Winston Peters describes NZ’s PM’s take on Coatsville real estate sales to wealthy German residents.
So funny. (more…)