Who grows the most potatoes in the world? You might be as surprised as I was to learn the answer. Here’s that view:
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Audience zooms honing in from around the world, look like so today:
World news by the zooms are:
Global pick: Lessons can be learnt from Every Child Counts – Unicef.
Syria: About 2500 Syrians flee to Turkey over past 24 hours. August 22 report.
USA: Agriculture – Corn, soy prices hit new records, Weather: hurricane fears build, War jade: Americans tune out Afghan war as fighting rages on, Abortion, Lifestyle or bad economy?: Americans Having Fewer Babies Since 2008, Old news: 'Risk of double-dip recession' rises, Campaign: Ryan gives Romney lead in Wisconsin, Talk Show reshuffles: ABC - Kimmel now @11.35pm, Military & top rabbi consults. Wastage: Americans & their fridge, Frank Sinatra is a woman: Albright: Blame Bush 'Forever.' Romney & Mormonism/ Mason ties. Paul Ryans: Paul Ryan's rage for the machine.
Lake Wanaka’s Vitner Views–Dream New Zealand.
New Zealand: Auckland and lava flows – study, Devastating to isolated community: Sex abuse teacher ‘not a monster’ (& more), Kiwi soldiers begin journey home, Profits soar at Kiwibank, NZ dollar falls, as stocks across Asia decline. Kuzma skiing - World Cup, There she goes: Madeleine Sami’s Super City gets a second season, Rising talent: Cycling: NZ dominate UCI Junior Track qualifiers, Oil spill in river. Ngai Tuhoe news, Tech: Massey & Weta combine talents. Soccer: Boxall, NRL: Warriors go wide for new coach. NZ on Air TV programming announcements. And: Fletcher Building reviews NZ business. Market rolls: Kiwi down ahead of FOMC. Photos: Cherry Trees. Waikato: Economy tanks outside of dairy. Southlanders urged to party more.
Australia: Julia Gillard in the hot seat. Axe your bank: 10 signs it’s time to switch, Aussie water planning. Traffic: M2 motorists face cost ramp-up, NSW coastie tales, Titans offer Suns olive branch, Military gender bias: Women in ADF can’t flourish: Broderick, Sydney’s hippest hoods, Aussies newspapers woes.
Germany: Need coordination between ECB, Germany and Germany Doesn’t Help Europe by Undermining the Euro. Travel Germany.
Canada: Avril Lavigne engaged. Weather woes: In Canada, ‘non-ethnic’ is still the norm. Immigration Canada’s website. New Snowbird fleet on military’s agenda. Diana Krall debuts ‘Just Like a Butterfly’ on canada.com. Environment watch: The Narwhal.
Brazil: Electricity: Brazil to Weigh Celpa Requests as Judge Seeks Bid Resolution. BRIC status: Brazil With Lowest Performance 1st Half Of 2012 Among BRIC Countries, One more: Santos rejects Sao Paulo bid for Brazil star Ganso.
Italy: Aug 21 report.
Poland: Get to know Poland. And: RPT-Poland clears legal hurdle for IPO of utility ZE PAK.
Ecuador: Ecuador on Julian Assange
Japan: Ninja 007.
India: New Indian expressway cuts travel time to Taj Mahal. Indian lovebirds and NZ?
American Peter Thiel with NZ links has sold $1.2b stake in Facebook - a spying agency and social network service. Good for him! Photo: New Zealand Herald.
Ski in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Maori News: Scotty Morrison and his team – to read their takes on today’s news, jet to it here.
Featured story: Lisa Carrington casts her eyes towards Rio 2016. Watch in Te Reo Rangatira (NZ’s Language of Chiefs).
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.8.12~
My goal this year is to stay at the top of the field in the single sculls and bring home the elusive Olympic Gold from London in August 2012.– Mahé Drysdale.
87 nations are reading today. Readers include:Colombia, Estonia, Dominican Republic, Bosnia, Armenia, Trinidad & Tobago, Paruguay, Albania, El Salvador, Maldives, Ghana, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Egypt, Zimbabwe, Vietnam, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Nigeria and Senegal.
Reading too are:
Cyprus, Luxemborg, Bangladesh, Latvia, Slovenia, Nepal, Denmark, Myanmar, Syria, Jamaica, Tunisia, Peru and Mauritius.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.7.12~
At a young 25, New Zealand athlete Emma Twigg can scull. Watch sports video.
Our global eyes:
Main Readers are reading today from: United States, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Brazil, Italy, Germany, France, Netherlands, Malaysia, Poland, Philippines, Russia, Argentina and Mexico.
At Olympics 2012 New Zealand’s Chances to reach 100 medals looks good: In Paul Hobbs story some of New Zealand’s finest athletes are featured. People like: Yvette Williams, Sir Peter Snell, Sir John Walker, Harry Kirk, Mark Todd, Tom Ashley, Valerie Adams, Hamish Carter.
Sir Murray Halberg shares:
For an athlete mastering the mental pressures and not being numbed to be in control of your destiny, are traits that define high performance athletes competing in the highest levels of sport. You have to make the most of life, grasp the moment and don’t look back later with regrets.
Second Tier Audience are reading from: Romania, Ireland, Indonesia, Hungary, Singapore, Turkey, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Thailand, Pakistan, Austria, South Africa, Denmark, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Czech Republic, Norway and Finland.
In rugby football news: The Crusaders 38. The Force 24. (Israel Dagg, Sean Maitland, Andrew Ellis, Matt Todd tries; Daniel Carter 3 cons 2 pens, Taylor 2) 0 pens. For the Force: 24 (Kyle Godwin, Holmes, Alfi Mafi tries; Brett Sheehan 2 cons, Godwin con, Ben Seymour pen)
Third Tier Audience are reading from: Israel, Serbia, United Arab Emriates, Bulgaria, Peru, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Republic of Korea, Qatar, Taiwan, Lebanon, Greece, Tunisia, Iraq, Chile, Puerto Rico, Estonia and Georgia.
In soccer news: Canada beat New Zealand’s Football Ferns 2-0. Photo: Football Ferns player, Betsy Hassett in white and Fara Williams England in red. Photo: AP.
Fourth Tier of Readers are reading from: Vietnam, Egypt, Croatia, Hong Kong, Belarus, Slovakia, Dominican Republic, Morocco, Bonsia, Bangladesh, Trinidad & Tobago, Yemen, British Virgin Islands, Gibraltar, Brunei, Azerbaijan and Palestinian Territories.
In New Zeland rugby league news: Although The Warriors are set to slip out of the leading eight teams; the Warriors have achieved a huge coup by securing centre Konrad Hurrell – one of the NRL’s hottest properties – until the end of the 2015 season. The 20-year-old Tongan, halfway through only his second season in rugby league, has been one of the NRL’s top rookies, his blitzing form netting 12 tries in just 12 appearances, including 11 in his last seven games.
To watch the Warriors last football match action: Broncos v Warriors highlights (1:45). Photo: News Limited.
Readers are also reading from: Syria, Namibia, Jordan, Fiji, Algeria and El Salvador.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.7.12~
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS WORLD NEWS 13th JUNE 2012 – SIMON DALLOW, HILARY BARRY, WENDY PETRIE & MIKE McROBERTS – TOP GUNS NEW ZEALAND
However when I do really focus on you the audience – it’s a joy to share world views of us all. That’s what a blog should be about too.
Here we go
New Zealand News – It’s all about the gift of water and Maori tribes role in its regenerating life’s flow. New campaign for Women’s Refuge (added). In sports news: Garth Bray: Goes Inside the Games. Te Karere News does too with Trevor Shailer and a leading artist Rangi Kipa – both on Kaitiaki spiritually aware duties – Maori Cultural Advisor Trevor Shailer says a Maori figure will be brought in to back the team feel at home. Magic confident ahead of biggest derby. Sensible Kiwi Celebrity News: Jacko Gill happy to miss Olympics after title defence
So, in news rheel video above, here’s four of our top guns in the Kiwi artform of New Zealand’s fine broadcasting traditions of our top broadcasters serving it up down the gunnel in the sexy Kiwi accent. In a rare treat for those outside of New Zealand’s paradise isles, here’s news from Simon Dallow, Hilary Barry, Wendy Petrie and Mike McRoberts.
This is the world that was, Friday Night from New Zealand.
United States: Blending: Mitt Romney fancies military pianist Condoleeza Rice as a frontrunner. Obama: my biggest mistake was ‘not telling a story.’ Steven Tyler leaves American Idol. A story with ‘oil’ & ‘gold’ will always get the USA’s attention. Here’s one:Turkey gave Iran 60 tons of gold in return for oil. In sports shake ups news: Debbie Dunn has a doping cheater tale fueling a culture of BigPharma excess culture from the USA. Anthony Davis joins basketball team for Olympics. Puerto Rico and The Bronx’s Jennifer Lopez says goodbye to Idol.
United Kingdom: The Hindu goes for: United Kingdom of surveillance. M16 chief Sir John Sawers does military pr that proves he’s worth his weekly intake of pita chips and hummus. On ‘ya. Plane meddles news of air show displays sports. Two British brothers of Olympics triathlons: Meet The Brownlee Bros. End in sight for Terry’s racism claims. Brit casualties in the alpine avalanche news. Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger are on evidence of night life marketing duties pre-Olympics in London. Click below.
India: Media turn to Dara Singh for He-Man standards comparisons. In New York an Indian businessman admits to ‘illegal ivory sales.’ Guwahati deals with child molestation gang. Girija Vyas claims women have a right to party.
Italy: Moody’s makes Italy moodier.
Germany: Germany’s circumcision law is out there. Raises issues of Abrahamic ties between Muslim nations and Jews.
Japan: Record rainfall in Japan forces 50000 to flee, 19 dead.
Ecuador: Newsweek fancy Ecuador as a photovoltaic research center.
Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia’s princess independance program improves: First female athletes are Olympics bound.
Peru: Peru and Iraq renew diplomatic ties. Volleyball: Peru 3. Argentina 1 -Women’s Pan American Cup match. US returns stolen artefacts to Peru. Bank holds benchmark rate. Peru fights to preserve whale cemetary.
Swaziland: Infrastructure improves.
Saint Kitts and Nevis: Netball news: St. Vincent Defeats St. Kitts for OECS – ECCB Netball Championship.
Poland: Inflation accelerating.
Argentina: Venezuela is no longer highest inflation nation in Latin America – Argentina is.
Colombia: Juan Manuel Santos & co.
Bangladesh: Economic indicators - July 13.
Guadeloupe: Twitter feed
[In a tough rugby match between The Hurricanes of Wellington and The Chiefs of Hamilton: It was a result that did neither the Hurricanes nor the Chiefs any favours. Watch above the highlights footage of one of New Zealand's national football codes].
Venezuela: Opposition candidate to address Venezuela military, role of soldiers in presidential election.
Portugal: Soccer’s Sunil Chetri arrives in Portugal.
Finland: Finland may get bank shares as collateral, Urpilainen says.
Brunei: Qatar and Brunei’s women Olympians make history.
Puerto Rico: Solving socioeconomic crisis – a call to thought and action.
Nepal: Nepal Maoist chief’s son accused of Everest affair. Sex trafficking offender jailed for 170 years.
Spain: Economy challenged.
Jordan: Jordan Local Daily News
Costa Rica: Growing agriculture sharing knowledge.
Serbia: Coalition government talks occur. Price pressures forces rates rise.
[Jessica Mutch brings the latest story of where Maori water rights sits at The Waitangi Tribunal. Crown lawyers say asset sales should not be delayed because of questions over Maori water rights. Though it's unusual to sell a 3/4's full bottle of wine at market - before suring up the product is a priority of solid due diligence management of business, take a look at the marae where the court is sitting. Mutch highlights lawyer Paul Raddich for The Crown and Donna Hall and veteran activist and mother of a New Zealand politician, Titewhai Harwira. Priceless].
[Gene Rodenberry's star tribute (the Maori version), Hollywood Boulevard Grauman's Chinese Theater. Photo: Author's own].
Music pick: The mood: Janet Jackson‘s Rhythm Nation live concert – no prejudice, no racism, just dance with Peace always to the fore.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.7.12~
Zooming in around the world on Horiwoodblog. How are we looking?
Main Audience are reading from: United States, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, France, United Kingdom, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Germany, Philippines, Chile, Thailand and Belgium.
Second Tier Audience are reading from: Russia, Japan, Ecuador, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Peru, Swaziland, Vietnam, South Africa, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Poland, Argentina, Singapore, Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, Guam, Bangladesh, Guadeloupe, Austria and Kuwait.
Kia Ora. Welcome. Nice to see you reading. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.7.12~
In a clinical spot of Wimbledon tennis, Round 1: Marina Erakovic, the world’s 49th ranked player, was too good for 54th-ranked Urszula Radwanska from Poland, winning 6-4, 6-4 on court eight.
More at Wimbledon 2012.
[Photo - Nelson Mail].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.6.12~
“Stay at home, watch it on TV… don’t even risk it,” said England’s Sol Campbell after viewing Chris Rogers footage of Ukraine (presumably Eastern Europe?) soccer spectators, who after a display of Nazi styled salutes in Kharkiv, Ukraine - began to attack and violently abuse Asian spectators watching the match too.
Panorama spent a month filming at matches in both the joint host nations and witnessed Nazi salutes from the terraces, black players being taunted with monkey chants, rampant anti-Semitism and a vicious assault on a group of Asian students.
In a statement, Uefa said: “Uefa Euro 2012 brings the spotlight on the host countries and clearly creates an opportunity to address and confront such societal issues.
“Uefa’s ‘zero tolerance’ approach to racism is still valid both on and off the pitch and ultimately the referee has the power to stop or abandon a match should racist incidents occur.”
Uefa said it was working with both Poland and Ukraine to ensure the safety of travelling teams and their fans.
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I wonder what’s causing kids from the Ukraine to be so afraid? Racist politics on all sides of young people, lack of inclusion from leaders in providing a picture of the world that young people can picture themselves in it – and too many violent video games perhaps. Some work needs to be done here.–News Source BBC.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 29.5.12~
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.3.12~
Cheers allum Woody Harrelson fronted for Lionsgate Studios on the red carpet in LA last night. Photo: Kevin Winters for Getty Image & Colorado’s Denver Post. Harrelson’s comments in the press have been a riot of late.
The Horiwood Top Ten today are:
6. About Horiwood: Wikileaks NZ, 14th Most Searched for Topic 2011
Nations around the world reading Horiwood.Com in the last 60 Minutes are: United States, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, India, Germany, Indonesia, Poland, France. Hey ya’ll.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.3.12~
[Photo courtesy of Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.11.11~
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Psalm 69 for Japan. Artwork, Tiger Rain by Utagawa Hiroshige, woodcut print – LACMA, Los Angeles, photographed by Horiwood. Accompanying music, Gräfenberg, Johann Crüger, Praxis Pietatis Melica, 1647.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.12.11~
Like many of you, I’m a big fan of all kids in the world having clean drinking water whenever they need. 1 billion people don’t have access yet. 54% of all people in Africa need us to act on their behalf for their better water situation as well.
Click here to make a difference if feeling it. Let’s flow. Thanks peeps. Water.Org is asking for $10 to makes this pivotal dif. Sweet!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12. 27.10~
Namaste. Special thanks to all of you who read Horiwood.Com in Hollywood. May your holiday season be a good one and 2011 be prosperous and abundantly blessed for you all. Most of all, may your smiles increase and your spirits rise.
According to Quantcast, here’s what we all look like. Pretty diverse. I love you all. As a fellow global citizen, thanks for being my daily teachers who share yourselves on a New Zealand Maori Kiwi’s blog. You’ve taught me so much. As caring is sharing. Many thanks for your open hearts and your limitless abilities to share. Peace.
Here’s how you voted your entertainment news in Hollywood today, but first we stop to remember a Polish President, taken from the world at 60: “President Lech Kaczynski and his wife First Lady Maria Kacynski, were mourned by tens of thousands of Poles softly singing the national anthem that carried them to the presidential palace after it was returned from Russia’s Smolensk airport, the site of the fatal plane crash that took 96 lives.
The coffin bearing the president’s remains were met first by his daughter Marta. She knelt before it, her forehead resting on the coffin.She was followed by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the former prime minister, and the president’s twin brother. He, too, knelt and pressed his head against the flag-draped coffin before rising slowly and crossing himself.
Standing sentinel were four Polish troopers bearing sabers. The coffin was placed aboard a Mercedes-Benz hearse and slowly traveled several miles to the palace, watched by thousands of weeping Poles.” So sad.
I think Aerosmith‘s American ballad pop anthem Don’t Want To Miss A Thing is an appropriate cultural expression from The City of Angels as we share worldwide with Poland in their tragic great loss. God Bless Poland. Here’s your news today.
2. Sportswives Club Humor: Vanessa Bryant‘s got big basketballs
9. Quick Riser: Stephen Donald is New Zealand’s Gerad Butler of rugby football
Bonus Post: Wellington City’s Wellywood sign battle
Bonus Post: Art: American Valentines by David Willardson
Bonus Post: Poetry: Door by Albert Wendt
Bonus Post: Top Bollywood stars in the World
Bonus Post: Photography: Reflections in the Pool of Youth
Bonus Post: Fashion Quote: Coco Chanel on Love
Bonus Post: Poetry: The Happy Prince by Janet Frame
Bonus Post: Brendan Leonard is a rugby football star
Bonus Post: Heartbreaking: Sandra Bullock on Jesse James
Bonus Post: New Music: Age To Age by Brooke Fraser
Bonus Post: Halle Berry is one chic mother!
Bonus Post: Perfect Hollywood Summer Music: Nesian Mystik
Bonus Post: Pink on Yellow Wisdom: Chinese fortune cookie
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.11.2010~
My heart goes out to Poland today as the nation mourns in a state of shock at the tragic loss of their President and national leaders. How devastating. There are no words to describe this loss.
“SMOLENSK, Russia — An aging Russian airliner carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski and members of his country’s military, political and church elites crashed in thick fog Saturday as it took them to a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the slaughter of thousands of Polish military officers by Soviet secret police.”
Much love going out from West Hollywood to the families of all of the lives lost and to the people of Poland who find themselves leaderless overnight. Out of your tragedy may strength, courage, hope arise for the strong future of Poland. We–the World– all grieve with you at this time. God bless you all.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.10.2010~
Hollywood fame offers a harsh life forward, there’s so many competing for a piece of it, but the best get through. Go Megan Fox! You would have thought, Georgio Armani would have yanked this cover! But I guess this cover of his Emporio Armani model for 2010 is good PR for him in Poland, so he didn’t.
I’m reminded of the words of Angelina Jolie, who once famously said, “fashion has such a slimy element attached to it.” (Jolie meant the wheeling and the dealing part to it). I think Angelina is right. But go Megan Fox anyway!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, October 19th 2009 in Hollywood, California, USA~