NZ cricket: The White Ferns batted a 151-run win over South Africa in their opening Group B match of the women’s World Cup in India.
Too much! photo: tv3
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 2.2.13~
India’s stand against rape is strong.–SMH.
[incidentally, a definition of rape too is "the wanton destruction or spoiling of a landscape, place or area].
Tealights by millenium candles.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.12.12~
Around the World…
Online audience: Today… nations are honing in and are reading from these audience territories:
U.S, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, Thailand, India, (more…)
When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polyneisa Asia-Pacific. 29.12.12~
On ya. A very busy man, Rabja Sahan‘s ST said: “”I feel blessed to have fulfilled the dream of being part of a World Cup-winning Indian team… the preparatory process to defend the World Cup in 2015 should begin early and in right earnest. I would like to wish the team all the very best for the future… I am eternally grateful to all my well-wishers for their unconditional support and love over the years.”
The news was announced when New Zealand’s cricket team finally won a T20. Read that here.
[Photo: ST.in website]
~Posted by Horiwodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.12.12~
A field of wheat pixels under blue cloudy sky–123RF photo.
Summer in New Zealand. I am thinking of wheat…
Who are the top wheat producing nations of the world in 2012. Here we go:
|Rank||Country||Production (1000 MT) + Wheat Poetics|
|1||EU-27||131,823.00||bread of life it is now to me|
|2||China||118,000.00||in thy love i will ever be|
|3||India||93,900.00||fed upon the finest of the wheat.|
|4||United States||61,755.00||you are earthen. i am fluid.|
|5||Russian Federation||38,000.00||meadows of flowers|
|6||Canada||26,700.00||fields full of golden-brown wheat|
|7||Pakistan||23,300.00||i’m not all here|
|8||Australia||21,000.00||my words are like dry wheat, snapping|
|9||Turkey||15,500.00||as our bread is broken|
|10||Ukraine||15,500.00||we mill the wheat (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~
Who grows the most fresh veges on the planet each year? Here we go…
|Rank||Area||Production (Int $1000)||Flag||Production (MT)||Flag|
I got a new dentist yesterday. We talked Bollywood movies and he extracted a tooth. He moved from India to New Zealand two years ago.
The best dentist I’ve ever had.
He is loving life in New Zealand with his young family. A humble, nice guy.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealanad, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.12.12~
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…)|
GOOGLE’S POLITICAL SPIN MACHINE TIES HOLD UP, CORPORATE ENTITIES LATCHING ON & WHAT INDIA & CHINA SEE OF HORIWOOD WEBSITE VIA BAIDU.COM
Fame happens when Google works with politicians & the world’s bankers: Here’s a news story about rewards of that system for one online company. I like them as if it wasn’t for Google, I’d have to learn Chinese (eg: Cantonese + Mandarin] and Hindi to use Baidu.Com instead, like a lot of the world who search online do daily.
Back to Google: Here’s an I.T story: ‘It’s called capitalism’: Google on tax: Google avoids having to pay billions in tax and the internet giant’s chairman is “proud” of it.
Back to What India & China see of Horiwood website:
According to Baidu, my online ‘creative persona’ via Horiwood website across the 21.000+ blog posts created in this site’s web content, the website is closely linked to these corporate entitities and names: (more…)
All of the tea in China and India, could not replace the ozone's love given freely to generations past and present.
About China tea cups: Marye Audet writes:
Once bone china, a mixture of bone ash, china stone, and china clay, was developed by Joseph Spode (more…)
Rice – Thailand is the no.1 exporter of rice in the world. China looks to buy from Vietnam next. Where does this leave Thailand?
ALTHOUGH THE WORLD’S BIGGEST PIRATES WERE BANKS & FAILED FINANCING COMPANIES FLEECING OLD PEOPLE IN 2008-12…
Although the world biggest pirates were banks in the years 2008-12 and our headlines were full of government bail outs of failed finance companies (fleecing old peoples life savings) and Britain’s banks were seen to be into major white collar crimes, here’s a story.
UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Security Council will discuss on Monday piracy’s unsurprising rise in the world. In particular how it will affect world peace and security will be talked of.
Somalia, West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea and Southeast Asia are said to be areas to look out for in this area.
Indian Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri, says 7% of all maritime workers are Indian nationals. Piracy is something they have experienced while working on water.
Music track: Mashallah Mashallah from Ek Tha Tiger, featuring Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan.
Before watching an episode of What Lies Beneath and learning of a history of tsunamis in Wairarapa, Wellington and Hendersons Bay Northland, I also watched the Neighbourhood program on New Zealand TV. The tsunami program of science discovery reminded me how New Zealand has to do lots to prepare for the advent of tsunami influxes, should that occur in our future.
Kiwis are are fun loving, partying geeks. So, we will be doing all that is possible to be ready for such times in an age of incredible and unpredictable climate change conditions around the globe.
Ching’s story was quite beautiful. Refreshing. Perhaps New Zealand’s most iconic Asian-Kiwi face, Geeling Ching recounted her story of a childhood growing up Chinese Kiwi as a church-raised kid who went on to star in David Bowie‘s music video, before launching into a life of loving Auckland City, New Zealand just for the fun of it. Geeling provided very cool insights into the changing face of New Zealand culture and society.
I did not know she was raised in church. When I was 16 I first met Geeling, while studying at AUT in Auckland. Geeling, perhaps New Zealand’s first Asian celebrity face, used to work in that place beneath The Civic theatre. You know that place that served ginger tea, where Taisha used to sing up a storm and the velvet ropes were outside and you had to queue to get in. Her story today was beautiful. Another side to Ching few knew.
In today’s episode, there was Natalia Escobar‘s story too of growing up on a coffee farm in Colombia in a large South America family. She met and married a Kiwi, making the move to Auckland. Escobar lives on the viaduct of Auckland and in her cafe, her family’s coffee beans are present. A special story of a gift to New Zealand.
[Photo: Geeling & buds - Soul Bar. Click on her photo to see her TV episode of Auckland City peoples].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.11.12~
The OECD Building, Canada–Reuters.
Canada looks to realign its future place in the world’s future. How is that looking? Let’s zoom in then.
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development that is situated in France, likes to think that Canada is the leader in the Group of Seven industrialized economies set to grow in the next fifty years time frame.
The organization sees only Japan sneaking ahead of Canada’s economic growth trajectory. The USA and the UK are not too far behind Canada and Japan in France’s opinion.
Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Norway though not in the G7 Club are also expected to do well economically.
The Canada figures are based on the growth of a labor market’s combined outputs in time. Japan and Germany are contracting in population trends and is why they do well on the per capita measure.
Canada’s population is young in a nation where 60% of people are listed as obese. With the youth of Canada being well-educated and surrounded by natural resources too, Canada is well positioned to track at higher growth than other countries. Of course, that is based on the premise that the resources will be shipped abroad.
The same French report rightly notes that the balance of global economic power will dramatically shift as China overtakes the U.S. as the world’s biggest economy as early as 2016. China will overtake the eurozone in 12 months or more.
The same group of economists forecast that India’s GDP will surpass that of Japan within 24 months. India they see as overtaking the euro area in about 20 years. It is possible that the U.S will also be overtaken by India’s growth in the long run.
Doing well in the US and also India is Daniel Craig‘s new movie, Skyfall.
If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the movie trailer.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoablog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.11.12~
Bollywood Box Office: The movie Student of the Year starring newcomers like Siddharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan in leads, has continued to keep the bells ringing at the overseas Box Office in the second weekend.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.11.12~
–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
ABSOLUTELY WE CAN GET IT DONE – AUSTRALIA IN THE ASIAN CENTURY’S ECONOMIC ROADMAP GOALS, INTENTIONS, MAIN AREAS OF FOCUS
Julia Gillard laid down the gauntlet of where Australia is headed to 2025 in The Asian-Century.
Of note is the leadership aspect Australia is showing, where the country clearly wants to self determine their own terms of engagement with Asia’s growth. Or, if you plan it, you are leading.
A valuable insight into vision, leadership with clear objectives outlined openly.
Speech at the launch of the White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century. Sydney 28 October 2012. History asks great nations great questions.
History asks great nations great questions. Australia is no exception.
Through generations, our great nation has been asked great questions – and we have answered them.
Could we feed a people on this driest of lands?
Could we unite a nation on a continent without the pressures of revolution or war?
Could we carry our weight in the world and fight for the freedom of our friends?
Could we defend ourselves in our greatest hour of need?
Could we rebuild after decades of Depression and War?
Could we embrace change and find new sources of wealth in demanding new times?
Could we say Sorry?
You see the answer in the nation around you: We got it done.
This is a hard place and we’re not angels or saints: the big things are never easy and we don’t get everything right.
But we stand today, a proud people in a free land. 51st in global population – 12th in global wealth – one of the most equal economies and mobile societies in the world.
Respected by our oldest friends in the world – welcomed by our newest friends in the region.
But history is calling to us again – today, history asks us another great question.
Can Australia be a winner in this Asian Century of change and growth? (more…)
In brief – Australia’s Asian friendly focus – Aims for the Asian Century include:
- By 2025, Australia’s GDP per person will be in the world’s top 10. Productivity is key.
- Australia’s average real national income on track for $73,000 per person in 2025 - up from $62,000 in 2012.
- Aussie makes the top five countries for business ease.
- Aussie’s schooling system in world’s top five by 2025. 10 Aussie universities land a top 100 world ranking too.
- All students shall have continuous access to a priority Asian language – Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Indonesian and Japanese.
- Aussie’s diplomatic network across Asia to increase global footprint - stronger, deeper and broader links with Asian nations sought.
- Aussie’s to be Asian literate leaders. 1/3 of board members in Australia’s top 200 publicly listed companies have Asian knowledge.
A full and fascinating break down can be peeped right here. New Zealand has our work cut out for us then. Phewsh.
[Photo: My own].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.10.12~
Theo Spierings a gifted and clear thinker who writes well in a visionary capacity is pictured raising a toast. Theo is Fonterra’s Dutch CEO.–APN photo.
Memo to Fonterra: Given the current climate – it’s a given that many Maori and Pacific Island Kiwis who are New Zealand citizens won’t be able to buy into Fonterra’s trading scheme at the time of the float. (more…)