The Washington Post, to get people through the Christmas Eve winter snow storm, has a front page feature story on people in extreme recovery.–Read this story. Amazing.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aoteaora New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26,12,12~
“We’re getting into the sort of zone of, frankly, The Press again being the enemy of recovery. Happy for you to put that in the paper because I know a lot of people think it.”–New Zealand politician of Earthquake recovery, Gerry Brownlee, let’s fly in a politician strikes back titchy moment at the media giving his honest opinion.
It’s safe to say, however, that he wasn’t intentionally echoing one of the most infamous political leaders of recent times. Here’s one Richard Nixon, offering a bit of advice to his friend Henry Kissinger in 1972.
Source: The Listener, Capitol Wellington, link2it.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.12.12~
Photo: Aaron Rodgers (12) was all smiles after the Packers beat the Cardinals 31-17 at Lambeau Field. Photo: AZCentral.
“I like where we’re at… We’ve had some adversity early in the season, we’ve come together, we’ve taken some heat and it’s brought us closer together. We went on the kind of run we need to go on with four big wins in a row to get to the bye week, and now we can get healthy, and hopefully we can get some of our guys back.
“We’ve got a lot of guys who, if we can have back in the mix, we can really take off.”
– QB Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers explains the Packers 31-17 win over Arizona, Sunday. Less than a minute after Arizona kicked a 20-yard field goal to pare what had been a 17-point lead to a touchdown.
Green Bay (6-3) now take a four-game winning streak into the bye. The Packers are second in the NFC North behind Chicago, with five of their last seven games against division opponents.
Source: AP-ABC. Bonus NFL link Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers overcome injuries to beat Arizona Cardinals–NFL News.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.11.12~
Stuff we’re reading:
7. Noah Green
Recovery quote: We can be redeemed only to the extent to which we see ourselves.”
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 2.11.12~
Rachel Hunter Gossip was fascinating today. Here’s what she had to say:
Recovering from heart and back problems: Now back to health, the 43-year-old told Hello! magazine she suffered a potentially life-threatening problem with inflammation of the heart. I was diagnosed with myocarditis and pericarditis. But no sooner had she recovered, she was back in hospital with a severe back problem – two slipped discs – although surgery was successful.
On break ups and getting through heartache: (Referring to the incident where Canadian hockey player, Jarret Stoll ended an engagement, Rachel candidly says: “And it’s very hard: your self-esteem, your pride. I actually didn’t realise at the time that it affected me as much as it did.”
On love: “She said she was open to finding love again. “I think it’s a matter of just meeting the right person. I love men. I think they are amazing.”
Rachel would also love to do a stint of work in the UK too.
The full interview can be read at NZH.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.10.12~
LA’s no.1 resident pop celebrity, demonstrates the art of exotic distraction as American celebrity.
What is Rihanna up to today? Well, at first glance:
she is being the full tit, full on!
Some of her favorite buzzwords (as witnessed over the last few months on her social media hobby) feature with the Isis tattoo tribute to her late grandma.
Cool buzzwords feature too, as in: ”iLove fun,” “Happy,” “fearless,” ”faith,” that give the lighter notes to the more heavier words, Riri’s life experiences have drawn her to own, pick up and wear as her star template in the next phase of stardom. Also of note is “censored.”
At the top of entertainment – the air is thin, you are vulnerable while being charged with projecting an image of strength. You are often a target. I like the image as a pop art statment. It is honest for who Riri is and her position right now. The Egypt references, you do feel living in LA. It was unexplainable to me why I would sense Egypt so strongly living in LA. The following blog images (from this website’s archives) show a few moments of Egypt in an LA reality. I couldn’t understand why Egypt was so prevalent in the USA, yet you have a strong sense of it, if you’re living in it. (Well, I always did).
So Rihanna’s cover artwork is a tres LA image to me.
However for Rihanna’s next leg of a star journey: Let’s go with the word “faith”… (more…)
Billionaire and millionaire’s favorite new make up products have arrived. New science that is fun.
A personalized blue print of your dna (in particularly your body’s cells) can now be made into stem cells and restored, to patch up the body and stave off the ageing process. The stem cell research breakthroughs are the elixor cure to repair general wear and tear.
CNN News: Sir John B. Gurdon 70 of the UK and Shinya Yamanaka 50 of Osaka Japan, have scooped The 2012 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. The award was given on Monday for work that revolutionized the understanding of how cells and organisms develop.
The groundbreaking research is set to increase longevity in the human body. The scientists discovery that “mature, specialised cells can be reprogrammed to become immature cells capable of developing into all tissues of the body,” is winner said the the Nobel Assembly, which consists of 50 professors at the Karolinska Institute.
The reprogrammed cells are new stem cells. They can then be placed into other areas of the body and the cells “are able to develop into all types of cells in the body,” the professors collective said in a statement. (more…)
Rating straight up okay today, is Scott Meenagh‘s UK star. A striking winner in rebuilding a life post traumatic circumstances thrown at him.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoablog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.10.12~
TV3 Reports: “World Champion rugby football captain of the New Zealand All Blacks spoke today of taking time away from rugby. Speaking to TV3 in Argentina, he says:
“I just realised to use that break will allow me to play for a bit longer. The big thing is – part of it’s physical – but part of it is also mental,” says McCaw.
McCaw will take a six-month break from rugby after New Zealand’s end-of-year tour to Europe in a move designed to get him to the 2015 World Cup.
“Over the years I’ve never really had more than a couple of months off unless it’s been injury related, so to take a break, and I guess reassess, and play whatever time I’ve got left. It might not be my decision in the end. I just think it’s the right time,” he says. (more…)
New City Planning New Zealand News: “New Zealand can learn from Japan following the earthquakes in both countries and the tsunami in Japan last year, Prime Minister John Key says.
In Miyagi Prefecture oceanside town, Japanese construction methods held clues to rebuild Mr Key’s hometown. Japan is also observing developments of the Royal Commission into the Canterbury earthquakes in New Zealand.
Rather ironic, as Canterbury teams struggled to understand Japan’s rescue teams methods of rescuing earthquake victims, while the Japanese team were in New Zealand. It’s good to see a shift from New Zealand on what Japan has to offer a year and a few months on since the quake devastation in Christchurch.
“Sadly, more than 10,000 people died in the Japanese earthquake that struck on March 11 last year and another 1500 are still missing. (more…)
Exciting news for Christchurch city in rebuilding mode. The 5-year, $2b+ city plan to rebuild Christchurch’s piping and roading structure was unveiled today.
The plan will ensure ”the city’s recovery is founded on a secure infrastructure base” and “certainty for the future,” reported the New Zealand Herald.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.9.12~
BEAUDEN BARRETT & POLISHED ACCURACY – COACH STEVE HANSEN DISCUSSES RUGBY FOOTBALL PRE-ARGENTINE FOOTBALL TEST
“Refinement and attacking execution could be improved on,” are what the latest round of pundits advise the All Blacks team heading into rounds of Argentina vs New Zealand rugby football.
“I’d like to put quite a bit of polish on it. I wasn’t that happy with our last performance. I thought we played with great intensity and great purpose but we weren’t very accurate and we need to be a lot more accurate if we want to be happy with our performance,” New Zealand’s national rugby football coach, Steve Hansen said.
Luke Romano and Tony Woodcock are back in center play for the AB’s' Los Pumas (Argentina) first test match. Young Beauden Barrett joins the AB’s squad in training. (more…)
“All I want to say is I’m back,” Wallabies starting five-eight, Quade Cooper said. “I’m fit. I’m healthy. I’m ready to go. And I’ll see everybody at Eden Park.”–More@TheAustralian.
Photo: Getty Images, UK Telegraph.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.8.12~
Regaining humaneness mid double-dip recession requires patience reigniting passion choosing freedom to achieve anyway.
~That’s where the majority of New Zealand citizens are at today, I reckon. So, that’s our thought for the day. Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. Photo: Fiji, Surfer – National Geographic. 23.8.12~
Paratrooper Scott Meenagh is one of those to benefit from Horseback UK (Picture: Getty)
In New Zealand we are known for our brave soldiers as we are our equestrian sporting events. I was heartened today to read this story:
From the wilds of Afghanistan to the Wild West – soldiers injured on duty are taking their first tentative steps to recovery by learning cowboy skills.
“Struggling to deal with debilitating injuries sustained in the line of duty – and the mental trauma of serving on the front line – the servicemen get time to come to terms with life away from the forces at the unique courses where they learn ranching skills, bushcraft and how to drive a herd on the open range.
One of those taking part is Pte Scott Meenagh, of the Parachute Regiment, who had both legs blown off when he stepped on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan last year.
The 23-year-old lost his friend in the bomb blast, but was praised after taking up several sports to raise cash for veterans’ charities.
Working with an American Quarter horse, known for their calm temperament, the 23-year-old from Cumbernauld, Scotland, has learned western horsemanship, rural skills and done adventure training to help him come to terms with his injuries.
The project is the brainchild of husband and wife team, Jock and Emma Hutchison, who set up Horseback UK three years ago to help former soldiers. Mr Hutchison said: ‘We act as a link between clinical recovery and the rest of your life.”
For Scott’s recovery process, what a true hero. For more on life’s redemptive rehabilitory, life-giving activities of recovery, Hup2ItHere.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.8.12~
“There was a lot of smoke and dust when it came down, it was pretty amazing to watch,” said Justine Swain, mother of young Jayden Halliwell who helped detonate the 14-storey, quake damaged Radio House building in Christchurch City.
The building came down cleanly at the press of a button. At six years-of-age, young Jayden is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer and is expected to have kidney surgery soon.
Mr Greg Hedges, who was a part-owner in the building said the demolition could be seen as “symbolic of a new dawn for Christchurch.”
There is so much hope in that new dawn rising, Christchurch won’t be able to contain themselves with the excitement the city will create and hold as a vessel of protection, peace, provision, stability, wisdom for the world. God speed the light of, in - and from Christchurch. :)
[Photos - Christchurch Star. Story NZH. Take plenty of fish oil, Omega 3. Stay brave.]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.8.12~
Although it is not fair to judge Iran for nuclear weapons, when you have them yourself (it’s way rich), here is ABC’s Interview with the USA’s Mitt Romney on the topic of supporting Israel’s military plans.
From a human rights perspective – It’s also not fair to continuously use Palestinians as Arab props to diss, when sending a wider message to the Arab world from Israel.
However, it was good to see Netanyahu and Romney renew friendship ties. I write this from a Pro-Israel nation that also has Saudi arable land interests too.
A good interview also followed from ABC’s David Muir with Mitt. (Some thoughts added to David and Mitt’s that may help add to the wider thoughts at this time of all American peoples’ future in the no.2 nation on earth currently lead by the Obamas).
Muir‘s Full Interview Follows: Thanks to ABC.
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David Muir: Governor thank you for doing this.
Mitt Romney: Thank you David
Muir: As we sit here in beautiful Jerusalem 100 days to go are you going to win this thing?
Cody Everson‘s teen battle. Watch.
Model citizen for his sincere smarts, journalist and wordpress blogger, Jehan Casinader brings the sports star and his family’s video portrait of a teen winner.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.7.12~