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~
Sulforaphane is found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables in strong doses. Sulphoraphane reduces leukemia “that can be common in children,” said Dr. Daniel Lacorazza, a professor of medicine. Alternative treatments for 20% of children with leukemia are most helpful.
Purified sulforaphane contained in broccoli lowers the risk of cancer.
Due to this fact, the pharmaceuticals industry is in a race to take the DNA of brocolli and cruciferous vegetables and create the strongest remedies possible to fight cancer. (more…)
Millions of Milkshakes, Kuwait opened. A Calibasas star of California flew in for the event.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 1.12.12~
Units in the new Fonterra Shareholders Fund have debuted at $6.66 per unit – a $1.16 premium to their $5.50 issue price.
At $5.50, the units are expected to yield 5.5 per cent a year.
The unit’s debut coincided with the official opening of Fonterra’s new $500m milk processing plant near Christchurch.
The plant will process 2.2 million litres of milk a day into whole milk powder bound for South East Asia, China, and the Middle East.
–Reporting Jamie Gray. Gotta say… the South Island’s had a bumper year. Max use of water from the South. Fonterra’s new friends have had a good year too. :)
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Question: Now who owns the water?
~Photo: Old Skool Kiwi Dairy. Freeze, Flowing or Dried. Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.11.12~
“We are very excited about what we are achieving in the Middle East and what is still to come,” a spokesperson for Burger Fuel. They company has just opened a new store in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The company has lifted profits 100% recently.
There is scope for food outlets in the Mid-East.
The New Zealand company now has 10 stores in the Middle East, across the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Iraq – with stores in Egypt and Qatar due to open in 2013.
Last month, it signed a master licence agreement for Kuwait with Al Khayyat Investments (AKI).
Source: Ben Chapman Smith – NZH.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 29.11.12~
Egypt is in revolt against its President. Judges join the protestors. ABC has the story.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.11.12~
With over 100 million youtube views, it’s fair to say that singer Jennifer Lopez is singing the hit song, I’m Into You while rocking a US show and touring the Mid-East currently.
Watch to view and get your dance on.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoablog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.11.12~
Photo of the week: Cross-over entertainers USA: Singer Jennifer Lopez performs during her concert in Dubai Media City November 22, 2012. Lopez is on her Dance Again world tour and performing live for the first time in the Middle East.
[Photo: Agencies-China Daily.CN]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.11.12~
"Israel must exercise maximum restraint"
–Ban Ki-moon on Mid-East Peace meekness–BBC News.
Updated: Gaza truce deal agreed.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.11.12~
Hillary Clinton is off to Israel to chat with Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Next she’ll chat with Palestianian officials in Ramallah. Then it’s onto Cairo to talk to Egypts leaders.
Is it a scrunchy moment?
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.11.12~
Barack Obama while in Thailand and Myanmar said Israel had the right to defend itself against Hamas’ missile attacks from Gaza. But he urged Israel not to launch a ground assault in Gaza, saying it would put Israeli soldiers, as well as Palestinian citizens, at greater risk and hamper an already vexing peace process.
“If we see a further escalation of the situation in Gaza, the likelihood of us getting back on any kind of peace track that leads to a two-state solution is going to be pushed off way into the future,” Obama said.
The renewed instability in the Mideast is likely to trail Obama as he makes his way from Thailand to Myanmar and then Cambodia, his final stop before returning to Washington early Wednesday.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 19.11.12~
Mid-East Peace News: So after I finish making a good garlic hummus recipe, (click on pic for it) I wash the mixing bowl.
I then turn it over placing it on a hot stove, so it resembles a dome.
What happens: It 90% will get dry real quick.
~Posted by Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 19.11.12~
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…)
You can never go wrong with a good garlic hummus. When I first got to California, Lebanese friends taught me how to make hummus. I made it every week for the next six months.
Here’s a recipe:
Prep Time: 10 minutes. Total Time: 10 minutes.
- 1 can chickpeas/garbanzo beans (15 oz.)
- 2 tablespoons roasted garlic
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
Sarah Shahi clocks in at no.50 of the most voted stars of 2012.
Born Aahoo Jahansouz, the actress who plays the character Kate Reed in TV drama Fairly Legal, began life in show biz as an NFL cheerleader athlete for the Dallas Cowboys.
Her father is Abbas Shahi, an Iranian, and her mother Mahmonir is Spanish.
Her father’s family exited their homeland two years before the Iranian Revolution.
Her name, Aahoo (آهو), means gazelle in Persian. This is Beyonce‘s middle name.
From her life we see: a cross-cultural multi-lingual artist who raises her children in English, Farsi (Persian) and Spanish.
She is also an oil activist for the environment, pointing out how Island coastal dwelling people are not safe when oil thirst in the world is so rife.
In November 2012, after two seasons, Shahi’s show Fairly Legal ended. She is now looking for work. Robert Altman discovered her in Texas and said she should move to Hollywood. She is married to actor Steve Howey.
Online she rates steadily as America’s guilty pleasure of sexy homegrown US-fusion.
Similar to Kim Kardashian‘s appeal, Shahi’s bikini pics as an American exotic get her noticed.
What a beautiful person.
Her message of peace and tolerance in the world is empowering for Mid-East women.
Sarah Shahi’s cross-cultural capabilities are outstanding in a very humble way as an entertainer and ambassador of the USA. She is industrious and also a symbol of World Peace and tolerance in the USA. Fascinating.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.11.12~
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~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.11.12~
Around the World We’re Zooming in from:
If busy just read this: ‘Temperature around globe increasing faster than we thought’
Or: Early Oscars Buzz: Lincoln Screening At White House – How cool.
China is Fascinating to The West: China unveils new leaders as fresh era dawns.
About blogging: The last few hours I’ve been dealing with hacking, blog shut outs and pathetic internet connection dramz too. The blog provider I am with was awesome in helping me sort out isssues on this. (Thanks). I use a US based provider. The internet though was another issue – verging on the inteference side of things!
I got to thinking though… maybe I should have a rest from being a Kiwi-Hollywood News – Sports – World News -Maori web guy… for a while.
In thinking about it, I feel there is definitely a new collection of poetry too I’m wearing around my shoulders as a cloak of unwritten words, that I could ink and write into a book, instead of blogging. Maybe I should take it easier mentally and just call myself a writer. Drink more New Zealand wines and really take my time thinking more about what to write.
There was also two novels to write too, that came instantly to mind.
I also thought, if push came to shove: The World News section is kinda important. A TV News hour format (how most of us perhaps get news who are not on Twitter 24-7) is exciting TV. Yet we also miss out on a lot of news, as you can’t do it all in an hour.
That’s why a World News Section can be useful to provide wider views of the world. So, if I lost Horiwoodblog (over 21,000 blog posts shared so far), I’d still do a World News blog occasionally. So, if that ever happened then: AroundTheWorldNewsViews@Wordpress.Com is that website to read news on.
News as per audience nations reading our website the strongest in this moment:
WORLD NEWS: A few links:
USA: Better Stonger Wiser – A returning Prez, On Petraeus: ‘I have no evidence at this point’ of breached classified information, Sexing up the Pentagon Wives Show: Real Housewives of Pentagon, US Humor – Shashank Bengali, David S. Cloud, Joseph Tanfani zoom us in on: Jill Kelley: Ties to power, a lavish life, Stocks continue to slide on Wall Street, Obama – Media’s Favorite Star, Salacious scandals USA, Or: The frump factor and Holly Petraeus, Congress toys: Dems ‘still have the gavel’, US Latinos need some more work, Commentary: Thomas Friedman on Obama in this moment, Ron Paul moves on, Toronto Construction watch, Is the internet really an alternative to the perception of: ‘a government media complex’, Movie News: So who was Washington -NBC Drama in development, Sports: How Kobe Bryant learned it all from Phil. How University Communities backed Obama.
Upon the preternatural calm of a summers day lake, two swimmers center their body clocks back to nature’s rhythms on Lake Winnipeg. A Gerald Vincent photo via National Geographic Photo Contest.
New Zealand: Christchurch cathedral demolition halted. Report leaves water rights issue up to Govt and Maori, Sexing up NZ’s air base: While visitng NZ – Royal couple visit airbase, Rugby News: Rugby: Read to lead All Blacks in next test. Soccer: Soccer: All Whites end year with China draw. Cricket: Sports commentary and Ross Taylor. NZ farm prices dip -a buyers market. China interest in Fonterra fund ‘predictable’ – Feds. As USA goes through tough times: NZ Tops a Forbes Magazine business frontiers list.
Brazil: Telecom Italia & GVT
Spain: India zooms in on Anti-austerity strikes sweep southern Europe.
Russia – Russia loses contact with satellites, space station, Getting to know the Top Commie, Russian treason is really bad sauerkraut recipes.
MATT DRUDGE, USA – Middle East News:
Top Hamas commander killed in Israeli airstrike…, Palestine Say – Israel have opened the gates of hell, Target tied to Iran, MTehran starsts drills, Israel launches Operation Pillar of Cloud, Recommends That No Hamas Operatives ‘Show Their Faces Above Ground,
Egypt in thsi moment, 20 underground rocket sites in Gaza, Benghazi inquiry sparks Hill turf battle, Okay… time to pray more for the Mid-East then.
Conclusion: I still might chill on blogging and write a book or two. The poetry collection series appeals to me. Could be fun.
Happy linking, reading, sharing, contributing. :)
Lyrics That Are Important For All of US in This World: "We've got to find a way..."
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.11.12~
A New Zealand University released a new report titled: Franchising New Zealand 2012 survey.
What the study found is that franchising Kiwi ideas are worth $20b to the New Zealand economy p.a. The study found that 22,400 franchisee businesses operating in the country are employing 101,800. Even more remarkable is that 90% are homegrown franchise brands.
More thought needs to be given to that. (more…)
NEW INDIAN STORE OWNERS REPLACE KOREAN SUPERETTE OWNERS & BEN AFFLECK’S DIRECTOR INTERVIEW FOR ARGO IN THE STORE
Can’t remember anything as I went to the local Superette earlier (a super 7-11).
I thought I’d had a brain fade as I didn’t recognise the Korean store owners anymore or their stunt doubles. Then I realized, I wasn’t back in Hollywood, it’s just because lovely new Indian store owners have bought the store now. A brother, sister, mother all sitting at the til together. So close. Nice too. Us Kiwis could learn so much about family dynamics going to the local store every day in my hood now. Weird how they never tire of one another. Like triplets, they’re all that close. Sweet.
Milk got, I noticed leaving the store, young Ben Affleck‘s mug covering the Herald newspaper’s promo poster. What’s young Ben doing up in the Kiwi mix at store level, in Kiwi land? Right by the exit entrance too. Can’t miss him.
It is is mega hard for Hollywood stars to get presence in NZ. We don’t have the extensive news stands you see in the US here in New Zealand, so Ben’s mug is doing okay being visible. Right on.
Ben’s new movie Argo is the topic of his interview in the paper. In New Zealand we expand business into the Middle East. We try and do that in a way that Middle Eastern people like. (For example, we have the Burger Fuel burger franchise all through the middle east now – the company’s yearly through put are valued at $700 million).
Making feature films on the Mid-East hasn’t interested too many New Zealanders yet. Ben however, is more Mid-East conscious in his filmmaking choices as director.
He is American. Gas comes from the Mid-East a lot in US history. The US uses a lot of gas. So it’s understandable, Hollywood makes movies on the Mid-East so much. The US also covers the Mid-East in news too, lots more than NZ does.
So, Affleck’s no.2 movie (current US domestic box office), I really liked the idea that it was based on a true story. (more…)
Iran’s President’s anti-Israel message in the USA was: a) uncool if Jewish friendly and b) not popular with the USA either.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.9.12~
On Mid-East attitudes: Egypt’s New President Warns Obama: USA Must Change. A good message for all of us.
Iran visits Wall Street: Ahmadinejad visits NYC.
Marine Surveillance Drones Shopping options: 146 types of drones to select via 69 Companies.
China Watch: China ‘appears more competitive than USA’.
Argentina Watch: Argentine growth slumps as Fernandez tightens controls. Argentina is the world’s biggest exporter of soybean oil, the second of corn and the third of soybeans.
This election: Pushing change is tougher this time around. Again, it’s about job creation + less waste + creating more smiles than frowns.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.9.12~