One for Team USA: Always be humble, watch your energy level consumptions to further Peace in this World. ‘Cos, at the end of the day:
Don't you eva for a second get to thinking? ... in this supply-chain known as life's noble flow...
Music: The lovely Beyonce Knowles and her bad touring technicians and that damn OTT OOC wind machine in tow, to boot. She 2 funny.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.10.12~
Very cool is Kiwi Motorcross athlete Levi Sherwood. Check out sports video Levi live at Munich Germany’s Olympics Stadium. Tu kool!
My pick: Val’s family’s gold rush.
Syria Watch: Assad’s government ‘collapsing’.
Auckland, New Zealand’s right fielder Max Key warming up before Sunday evening’s Senior Little League World Series game against Houston, Texas at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor, Maine. Linda Coan O’Kresik | Bangor Daily News photograph.
By the global audience zooms – here’s some World News:
USA: Campaign Trail Humor: Obama campaign: 'We have no problem with those comments', Ryan: 'Look, no teleprompter!',35% In Mississippi Obese!, Clinton Chief of Staff: 'This Guy is Amazing', It's very unjust - to use oil policy lures as your popularity puller to voters in Colorado!Taylor Swift‘s $4.9-million mansion near Kennedy family love.
Wider News: Unrelenting heat wave prompts energy warning in CA, JewsTechWatchNews: Rabbis lobby Apple over ‘anti Semitic’ app. Peter Thiel in the USA: Facebook cam can recognize you, every time you walk into store. Media shake ups: New York Times names ex-BBC director as CEO, NASA TechWatch: Planning Curiosity’s long drive,Vitural Tourism Media USA: The magnificent seven: Places that are cooler than SoCal. Hip hop pop stars news: will.i.am reunited with ‘stolen’ car, Football megastars: Tebow celebrating 25th birthday with ‘GQ’ cover, shirtless photos. Flashback: Someone Was Talking In My Ear. Olympians watch: Success means different things to different Olympians. California post-Arnie: Faulty accounting found in state’s oil-spill fund. Lexicon humor: Is this word too shocking to be in the dictionary? Brian Bennett‘s story for: young immigrants wednesdays. Seriously sad news: Witness recounts deadly gunbattle near Texas A&M, Jerry Hirsch on: Luxury cars fare poorly in new crash tests. Looking for signs of strong democracy: Matt McCarten: Opposition taking too long to sharpen its claws.
[Insert: Team Val Adams in the Kiwi hood - love the smiles and family pride in this video clip too]
New Zealand: NZ dollar dips against US overnight. Fran O’Sullivan commentary: Chinese get message: We’re open for business.Tech watch: Name, shame cyber-bullies – report (+video). Privacy Law: Information-sharing to protect children has popular support, Fashion: The future of New Zealand Fashion Week, Kiwi traditions:Wet start expected for whitebait season, Tiwana Tibble: Corporate Maori Orgs news: Ngati Whatua chief leaves on high note, Golden Girl of Sports:Valerie Adams: Gold medal ‘better late than never’, Signs of movement in Business world: Movers and Shakers: Aug 15, Liberty of KiwisWatchNews:Kiwis freed in West Papua, Alternative TV: Campbell Live. Young Adults Culture: The Block NZ Couples ‘Your Home & Garden’ Covers, Mo: Valerie Adams ‘robbed of gold medal moment’. Legal Bleeds news: $60k costs for
$2k court claim, Christchurch Property Acqusitions: Crown to see land to Private Investors, Skope exceeds $100m in revenue. Or: Sneaky wealth transfer behind rebuild plan, Rugby Humor: Jonah Lomu to live on $2.25 a day. Spending up a mere $9 per person, Biz: Z Energy’s petrol sales down on last year, Media scraps: MediaWorks takes $22m provision for case, GasPriceWatch: Petrol price close to record. I know we can’t complain, yet superannuation planning needs an overhaul!: Rise of Retired Grey Nomads, Chinese tourists’ spending increases.
France: Vanessa Paradis opens up about Johnny Depp split. Guest Commentary – Robyn Pearce: What I learnt about food and time from the French, French youth need some love: Rioting youth in France drag drivers from cars, torch buildings.
Canada: Sports: Hlinka hockey news, Canada’s Paralympians on their way to London, Parenting in heat: Eight children die in hot cars in one week, NasaGeekNewsToronto: Hipster engineers guide Mars landing, change NASA’s image. Education: PayPal offers back to school savings.
Ethiopia: Have you seen this Ethiopian prime minister?,
Italy: Italy Economist in Chief Mario Monti Offers Lesson for U.S. - Ouch!, Sports: Matchpack: England v Italy.
(Photo caption - Bronagh Key and John Key cheer on the Asia Pacific team that their son Max plays for, in Bangor, Maine. Photo / Bangor Daily News).
Afghanistan: Bombs kill 46 across Afghanistan.
Argentina: Argentina’s ex-president on trial for bribery.
Still to come, Brazil, Netherlands and India news.
[Photo caption: MP Lianne Dalziel recently appeared on NZ's Q+A Show with MP Winston Peters and MP Hone Harawira].
Kiwi Twitter Star Pick: Five Tweets from New Zealand Christchurch MP Lianne Dalziel:
On StartUps Business Importance in New Zealand: The ICEHOUSE
@the_icehouse – great article in @UnlimitedMagNZ about the importance of early feedback and continuous development for start-ups http://bit.ly/Plbpnb
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.8.12~
Show Biz marriages is a theme of chatter on the Kiwi TV set today.
A show biz marriage is an arrangement, like a publicist organizes a plus1 for stars at red carpet events to grow an actor or star’s visibility, public profile and brand. (Kim Kardashian is an example, of being called upon for such PR stunts). As a Hollywood publicist, I even arranged one of these photo opportunity matches once. The press coverage result in US media? The star achieved ten times more than a solo actor would have for the event.
In some cases of a show biz marriage, the couple agree to have children together too. It is not a traditional merger of two people committed to each other based on love in the traditional sense of marriage. Therefore the true benefits of a love relationship, should never have the expectation to bear the fruit, of couples who do the ‘hard yards’ in a committed sense of the world marriage. For example, lust should never be mistaken for love. Show biz couples are like business partners, for their own means of gain. They are united in certain agreed bonds of freindship. Many of these show biz couples are charming individuals. They get noticed. They seem to like that, more than anything else.
Here’s one: A ‘show biz’ relationship in business circles, is when real producers rightly get the limelight for showing good business accumen. This is very different to grandstanding pretenders, who are just selling off other peoples hard work, setting themselves up as ‘saviors’ of business, when really they’re thieving underneath a tie and a over-prozaced flat poker face. Ties in business are almost a deterrant today, as people in ties have given the show biz world, a speight of bad press in the last four Wall Street years. Anyway ‘show biz’ pretenders, actually don’t show biz, they are covetous and talk it up like they show biz, when they don’t. They tend to vampire biz, all while wearing a tie.
What ‘show biz marriage’ concept do you prefer to talk about in your preferred community or your country’s current economy? (more…)
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~
Chuck Schilken of the Los Angeles Times Sports Blog, writes today that one man’s dicky football foot, is another man’s starting opportunity.
Schilken writes: “Just when the Houston Texans were looking like one of the teams to beat in the AFC, quarterback Matt Schaub suffers a foot injury that will keep him out indefinitely. Now is the time for Matt Leinart to prove, once and for all, that he can be a successful starting quarterback in the NFL.
“It’s a huge opportunity for me,” said Leinart, a former Heisman trophy winner at USC who has served as Schaub’s backup the last two seasons. “I’m really bummed for Matt. We’ve become very close the last year and this year. He’s the leader of this football team and he’s done a great job in the 4 to 5 years he’s been here to get us to this point…. But he knows and everyone knows in this profession that things happen and the next guy has to step up.”
Leinart has had his chances before, and it hasn’t worked out so well. He was drafted 10th overall by the Arizona Cardinals in 2006 and started 11 of the 12 games he played that year, throwing 11 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in leading the team to a 4-7 record in those games.”
Let’s hope Leinart maxes his starting position.
[Photo - Matt Leinart. Credit: Paul Sakuma]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.11.11~