NZ NEWS. LIES. COVER UPS. GREED. TRUST ABUSE. ECONOMIC BULLYING, LAND BUY UPS. RACIST INEQUALITY PERSECUTION, TEENS & YOUNG ADULTS DISCRIMINATION & HEALTHY CONFESSIONS AHEAD – 18th JANUARY 2012
News: It was very much a politics driven show. Click on pic to see.
For my own reference – What is remembered of news and news culture, follows…?
Lance Armstrong confesses to drug useage to Oprah yet he still shows hardness of heart (eg: athlete competiveness combined with cheating has not caught up with his brain in real time). He does have an empire amassed to save, yet the contrition is not apparent yet. Meaning, Lance is still suffering from pumped-up, high profile fame addiction… perhaps.
Performance enhanced ‘med science’ was the reason for his 7 tour de france wins. I don’t respect that easily with “winning” athletes. A faker is a faker, Period. No judgement intended though. Fame addiction and stealing other people’s best endeavors was what Lance’s backers achieved with Lance. NZ’s PM John Key‘s publicst no.2 talks on phone (as an independant journalist, apparently… :) while a pic of plane is shown. Apparently Antarctica is on the cards. An Italian restaurant gets AMAZING press in Otautahi (Christchurch)… how did that happen?! On them. Tauranga grieves lost citizens in Kenya. Where I live, we have the same story… metaphorically speaking. Yet, literally too.
Economist and soccer club owner, Gareth Morgan enlightens how $1b+ in loans were issued in NZ in a week. That means people have been encouraged to buy up houses in bundles. A monopoly now exists of ‘cluster-homes’ owners. NZ’s govt. were the architects of it. It is greed and fear mentality – yet wise investment too. :) (more…)
“Their intention is very clear: It is to take back that bit of space for public opinion, that freedom of speech hundreds of millions of Chinese Internet users have strived for,” said Murong Xuecun, a prominent Chinese writer.
–responding to news that all Chinese are required to register their names for the internet. Read Flora Ji‘s report.
I just think China’s government is more honest than other governments about it. I mean, it’s not look every government isn’t looking at what their citizens are doing online. How else do politicians look like gurus (or worse, when they do not – heaven forbid! We all look dumb, when that happens)… every time they turn up at a press conference. They need relevant stuff to say. This is often how they get their best ideas. (more…)
Google on it’s home page raises the question of:
Thankfully a journalist has already given good thoughts on this.
The Global Battle For Internet Freedom is examined in detail by Chris Barton.
“It’s a familiar narrative. People make decisions behind closed doors. Other people don’t like it. The secrets get leaked. All hell breaks loose. Think Wikileaks, the Trans Pacific Partnership and now the WCIT leak site. That’s the World Conference on International Telecommunications which is being held by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in Dubai this week.” (more…)
intelligent - part two: adjective
good at thinking clearly and quickly, at understanding difficult ideas and subjects, and at gaining and using knowledge.
If there is one thing I know is true, nothing in this life is a certainty: 13 schools to close in ChCh? Reformation ahead for the rebuilding city?…
Either way, exciting. Embrace change. NBR reports 18 schools may be merged.
If anything, it’s about being at a crossroads of a changed curriculum in key subject areas. If this means special learning labs for certain subjects, that could be good for all children in ChCh. For example, pilot class. Young people will be equipped to be able kaitiaki of, the Ross sea for example, at a much younger age, without even being conscious of it per se.
Yet the key components are built into their new curriculum in fun ways, ready to be advanced when needed. So entrepreneurs who build, protect, export, expand their economy and nation’s best future, all through education’s new drive and vision gifted to them with this impending change… So exciting.
In NZ, schools are the heart of community in the formative years, very tight knit. So, let’s hope the sense of ChCh’s community stays in tact.
You can’t live in the wounds of loss forever, we must let go to grow. The familiar is vital to security yet adventure is a gift that youth can thrive on in elevated learning environs. (more…)
On crazy creative days, I have visions of people worldwide watching 3D action movies having world premieres live online from New Zealand. In my even crazier creative Maori dreams, I see Iwi (Maori tribes) making a mix of action movies with global actors cast in such films. The stories are mythological, introducing a spanking new cast of superheroes to the world, yet the heroes are very meaningful to the children of the world’s bright and sustainable future.
We’re allowed to keep on keeping on dreaming. NZ is in dreamtime. Majorly. We have nothing to lose. All to gain. We are dreaming big.
A mega-cable would really help that future no end.
Here’s one: ”New Pacific cable link plan unveiled: “An Auckland-based company appears to be planning another internet link out of New Zealand, just a month after Pacific Fibre abandoned its cable project. (more…)
EDUCATION & BRAIN SCIENCE KHAN ACADEMY, A MADONNA HAL DAVID TRIBUTE & INDIA-USA NEWS BITES – 3rd SEPTEMBER 2012
Education & Brain Science: (CBS News) Sal Khan is a math, science, and history teacher to millions of students, yet none have ever seen his face. Khan is the voice and brains behind Khan Academy, a free online tutoring site that may have gotten your kid out of an algebra bind with its educational how-to videos. Now Khan Academy is going global. Backed by Google, Gates, and other Internet powerhouses, Sal Khan wants to change education worldwide, and his approach is already being tested in some American schools. More@CBS Brain School TV.
USA News Links:
Storm Watch Louisiana: Isaac Leaves Entire Neighborhoods Underwater – Yahoo! News
Missouri to Ohio say thanks for the rain.
Harrisburg Illinois: Post tornado – Recovery’s face
Public Demonstration News: Letting off steam in Charlotte
Jay-Z is still on getting kids interested in politics duties. (New Zealand should have done same job, last election too!).
Foreign Policy: Biden says Romney out of touch on Foreign Policy. (Look, he knows where Alaska and Russia are!).
Athletic fibbing admissions: Ryan says he misstated marathon claim
Obama‘s comic Western quips: Obama laughs off Eastwood jibes
CNN Sports: LIVE: Action from London Paralympics.
Showbiz Hollywood: Stars pay tribute to ‘Raindrops’ writer
LA gets poetical: City to get a poet laureate
Myths-Busting Biz Opinion: ‘Maximizing shareholder value’ is ill-conceived concept
Financial Firms: Come under fire for tax strategy
Mormons-Masons, Masons-Mormons: Doing business the Mormon way. Lol!
US Environment Watch: Can a supervolcano at Yellowstone threaten Earth?
CNN discovers YouTube’s Moodwall: EmotionTubeTV
Movie Marketing: Tom Hanks talks Cloud Atlas
College Football: Plaschke: USC looks good; allegations sound bad
Whiffy Jiffy Stuff: Celebrity fragrances
Airline Upgrades: Rosenthal: A la carte airlines boost profits
Hollywood Royalty expands: Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott welcome a baby boy
TechWallStWatch: Apple junkies rejoice: New iPhone announced.
Rahm Emanuel‘s new Deputy Mayor says “I’m not Polyanna” Lol!
Hollywood History Reflections: So who was Abraham Al Jaffe? Henry Fonda‘s hero.
Ode to Joy: Random acts of culture - South Beach Miami gets festive.
Men’s Tennis: Roddick, Djokovic advance at the U.S. Open.
April Henry is a singer-songwriter of Chicago. Henry features in Chicago Street Style forum.
The things American tech billionaires do to get a larger share of India’s growing tech market! Education is a brills strategy to do this.
Sports Photo: Noavk Djokovic, who finished with 13 aces, needed only 1 hour, 37 minutes to earn the win over Julien Benneteau in the US Open. More at Sports Illustrated.
Music: Hal David tribute. Madonna‘s vintage Rain song – vocals only.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.9.12~
In Syria, China, South Africa, USA news bites:
The Syrian atrocity: Activists: 5000 people killed in Syria in August.
South Africa on USA, UK’s past: Tutu: Bush, Blair should face trial at the Hague.
Curbing the justification of USA’s war-thirst culture, while renewing purpose in culture: US waves goodbye to the gas-guzzlers.
China Watch: NZ dollar falls on China data.
South Africa: South Africa to withdraw miner murder charges
Insider Trading & Privacy Breach-Zone IT Alerts NZ: Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff wary of Govt data in ‘cloud’
All News Links: NZH. Our thoughts are with Syria’s people today.
Key words via the Red Crescent website for Syria’s people are: health, migration, risk reduction, capacity building, promoting principles and values, humanitarian diplomacy, humanitarian logistics, disaster law, disaster management, youth.
If those words interest you click on top pic to find out more how you may be able to help and get involved.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.9.12~
On academic adoption: We are because academics adopted us and shared their brightest thoughts with others, that ignited the intellectual DNA of a generation of children into brighter pathways of thinking.
When children are young though, often what they need is attention from an educator to help children connect to a learning pathway and pattern that best suits them. Here’s a story that has the potential to enhance learners in NZ.
Te Karere News reported today: Minister releases more details about Charter schools: Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced more details on how charter schools or ‘Kura Hourua’ will work in NZ. The move is set to try and accelerate the 1 in 5 children, where the current education system is not benefitting their achievement records.
Parata’s family are very bright people. Several have been involved in education management for twenty years or more, so I was interested in her thoughts on education for youth. I admire their work. MP John Banks also appears in the news with Lady Gardiner.
[I think the scheme has merit as it's really all about finding the best education templates that work the best for children. (more…)
In Totally Illegal Families – Kim Dotcom News via The Age, Oz: “Perceptions of the Megaupload founder are changing rapidly as he fights extradition from New Zealand to the US.
AUCKLAND: Last month, a New Zealand software developer, Ben Gracewood, replied to a Twitter post from the internet tycoon Kim Dotcom, founder of the Megaupload file-sharing site that had been shut down by the FBI.
Gracewood asked Dotcom whether “you guys just drive around in modified electric vehicles and pose for photos”, referring to an image Dotcom, 38, had just posted showing three of his associates with golf buggies and a Segway. “I could live like that,” Gracewood wrote.
Twenty minutes later he got a surprising response from the mogul: “Come over now!” So Gracewood and a friend went to the most expensive house in the country — a mansion worth $NZ24 million ($19 million), rented by Dotcom, a German citizen — for a swim and some cupcakes. Twitter users across New Zealand watched with fascination as the group posted updates and photos of the visit.
Wait, there’s more: (more…)