uk list of business start ups and buzz words follows: start ups have to press through the pessisimism realm in the uk to win. qualities the uk liked in start ups are: creative. original. disruptive. downright impressive. new. innovation. impressive achievements. sound business models. brighten the spirits. send something beautiful once a month. carefully curated teams. create bespoke gifts.
CNN news: The USA’s obsession with absolution continues: Oprah + Lance as teacher + bonus advice. Then the UK + Norway say Algeria’s hostage drama is now over. On oxygen quality watch: how is Beijing coping with ‘air-pocalypse’ city living conditions?
There’s a few headlines to put up in the air today for starters.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.1.13~
At risk of being chomped by the E.U’s GFC structured economic models, The UK Telegraph runs with a story today for the Brit Parliament.
“David Cameron must seize back control of employment and social laws from Brussels and stop European nationals from claiming benefits in this country.”
On the cards are the words: social + employment law. opt-out provisions from laws + policy. a rather imaginary “emergency brake” on financial flows. curbing expenditure of EP’s move to Brussels + Strasbourg. (more…)
More Australians visted New Zealand during 2012 (833,000) than anyone else, followed by the UK* (336,000), China (231,000), USA (200,000) and France (77,000). Tourists contribute $9.6b to NZ’s GDP each year. 500,000 immigration applications are viewed each year, requiring 1,300 decisions a day.
In NZ we have pounamu, a rare New Zealand jade stone that is specific to NZ and defines our people’s mauri (the living essence in every created element). In the UK, there is Ian Livingstone, the video gaming entrepreneur guy who believes people learn the most through creative play. (more…)
online trends: Euro 2012 trumped London Olympics 2012 (and all other words) as the most searched item on Google in the UK. (more…)
We are 5,292,201 as a website audience… thanks for reading, participating. Kia Ora. Life to you. Have a wonderful day. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.12.12~
“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.”
– Richard Branson being funny.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.12.12~
It’s all on between Argentina and England: Argentina slams UK over Antarctica imperialism…
Sounds like China and Japan’s news combo about territories when asking ‘who’s really from where’… a tad.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.12.12~
Who grows the most potatoes in the world? You might be as surprised as I was to learn the answer. Here’s that view:
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We have always known in NZ that teachers are pretty dedicated and good at what they do. Travel reminds you of the fact. If anything physics, chemistry, math, science should be uplayed in NZ so teachers can apply their dedication to these topics more to keep NZ aligned with a strong future as producers of new innovative products from NZ.
In a new survey from education firm Pearson, NZ has one of the top education systems in the world. Out of 40 countries, New Zealand came eighth in The Learning Curve global education report. The ten top nations are listed as being: 1 Finland 2 South Korea 3 Hong Kong 4 Japan 5 Singapore 6 United Kingdom 7 Netherlands 8 New Zealand 9 Switzerland 10 Canada.
Reading, writing and maths teaching figures were looked at using existing data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The ”education superpowers” nations were identified as being Finland and South Korea who value developing high-quality teachers. (more…)
Contrary to film outputs records and marketing budget spends and investments from New Zealand citizens, the New Zealand film industry “is not based on one man.”–Stuff.Co.NZ.
What would be good to see evolve in New Zealand is to see mixed-martial arts films in the mode of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon developed in an entirely new film studio too in NZ other than the one’s that make Hobbit movies for example. (more…)
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…)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.11.12~
As history tells us, once a man was kidnapped and taken to a far away land. He would be admired, imprisoned, yet in his life would contain vision that would save his part of the world. As history tells us, his name was Joseph. In words over 3,500 years old, this is what his father said of him: Joseph is a fruitful tree, even a fruitful tree by a well; whose branches run over the wall that was built to once hem him in. The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him. Yet still, his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the Almighty. (more…)
WATER + SUNSHINE + NUTRITION: AGRICULTURAL GOODNESS & THE SHOPLIFTERS LIFTING THE SHOP’S NATURAL GOODNESS DAILY
Water + sunshine + nutrition are some of the most sought after commodities in the world today.
No one knows this more than gardeners and agricultural farmers. They combine the three elements with earth’s nutrients and distribute their products via supermarkets and markets.
A TV Channel in New Zealand showed a story of shoplifting at Australian check out lines in supermarkets. The footage focused on Asian customers faces when claiming supermarket theft is up for fruit and veges purchases at Aussie supermarkets. The story was run on 12th November 2012, a story taken from months ago re-aired today. (more…)
LONDON’S RESIDENTS WANT TO SEE CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURIAL FAMILIES SHINE MORE – KOURTNEY, KIM, KHLOE KARDASHIAN DO LONDON
Thousands turned out to see three of the Kardashian sisters launch a brand new clothing line in London for Dorothy Perkins fashion retail franchise that has an impressive global footprint with sales. Leopard prints for the UK done the American family way, is the family’s new gig for the Brit retail store (a store that does fancy footwork, coats for winter and a maternity line too).
Yet it was the sight of London’s crowds that was near Beatles status, almost that is perhaps the starring trend of this story. It is fair to say the queues were beyond just good retail shopping status too. They reveal a need that has developed in UK’s people.
What does this mean? It shows that the UK has a desire to see entrepreneurial family stars more in the UK.
This family don’t really sing (they are not pop stars). What they do is entrepreneurial marketing and lifestyle storylines of family choices via a reality TV show series they co-produce. Cross-cultural storylines is how they unabashedly roll. Hugely popular with that approach.
The trend is interesting to see emerging in the UK. Londoners are hungry to grow in business and entrepreneurial ways. That’s what these three photos show via Wenn.Com. Perhaps the UK needs to create new entrepreneurs from the throngs of UK dwelling people then. Get a ground up momentum going on to assuage the trend or reproduce the new millionaires of the UK template a bit better.
(I love the marketing of these girls of Calabasas, California. So clever. Very Charlies Angels – USA for UK- and also slightly Bond girls too, except that there’s just three of them in the role :).
The UK needs a new line up of entrepreneurs for Young Adults. Young millionaires emerging and breaking through in the UK is what should happen. That’s perhaps what these pictures reveal if looking at the trend here. It’s always refreshing how one culture can cross over and gift another culture some encouragement from life lessons as the Kardashian girls are doing for the kids of the UK in these photos.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 12.11.12~
Photo: Camilla while visiting New Zealand has a go at the hongi greeting of New Zealand.–Photo: NZH.
The NBR‘s Jock Anderson wrote: “Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall chatted amiably with journalists after a well-attended Armistice Day ceremony at the Cenotaph at the Auckland War Memorial Museum this afternoon.
Accompanying her husband Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, on her first visit to New Zealand, Camilla wor[e] a black suit and black hat – the latter getting in the way during a series of welcoming hongis. (Hey it happens, noses get in the way of hats too).
[Prince Charles chats to New Zealand friends - Photo NBR]
Prince Charles laid a wreath at the Cenotaph on behalf of the Queen on the 94th anniversary of the end of World War One, before the couple spent time greeting and chatting to some of the large crowd, including war veterans and various representatives of the armed forces.
Wellwishers thronged around the couple, who arrived in Auckland last night and will continue a busy series of engagements in Auckland, Wellington, Fielding and Christchurch this week before flying home.
Watch video of Prince Charles and Camilla here. Christchurch City and Hobbit movie items are also on the Royals list of sights to see in NZ. Photo: AFP. Alsor read: The New Zealand Herald‘s Armistice Day coverage (with full links). It has been 94 years since the first war’s fighting ceased.
I have a nephew in the military serving. Armistice Day rememberance is our way of saying thank you for those that went before, who fought for our freedom. We remember, lest we forget the great gift they all gave us to be. NZ’s military website reminds us:
“The Great War of 1914 to 1918 was one of the most disastrous events in human history. New Zealand, with a population of 1.1 million in 1914, sent 100,000 men and women abroad. 16,700 died and over 40,000 were wounded – a higher per capita casualty rate than any other country involved.”
Therefore for those who are conscious of history, Rememberance Day is perhaps the most poignant in New Zealand, like no other place on earth. It is the price our founding fathers and mothers paid in a nation-wide effort during the war years for Aotearoa New Zealand’s freedom of democracy.
So good that Camilla could make it to NZ for her first time with Charles. She’s glowing, looks happy. The Royal’s visit also celebrates the Queens Diamond Jubilee year. NZ’s PM and Auckland’s Mayor Len Brown feature in video links. The Prince is also featured here.
~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.
Ten Posts via USA readers selections:
1. USA news
2. Iwi - What’s in a blog tag?
4. Jerry Brown
7. Creating Jobs - apart from a bunch of typos, what’s in a think tank rant?
8. X Factor NZ
Sourced: Google SEO rankings, pages 5-7 placements.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.11.12~
–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
As we were meandering through some news:
Around the world – News via the audience of reader’s zooms… Here we go…
in progress… news coming soon ….
USA: Governor Brown and California move first to buffer The State themselves: California Votes for Higher Taxes, America in a state of healing again, Fiscal tightening: Treasury: ‘Extraordinary Measures’ Needed as Debt Limit Nears, Chris Matthews analysis: ‘I’m so glad we had that storm last week’, All hands on deck: Hannity – ‘Allure And Appeal Of Socialism Has Taken Hold’, Poor Romney: Levin: On Romney Loss, The President won: 39% of white voters, Obama won 8 of the Nation’s 10 Wealthiest Counties, How Carbon Tax can help: May Levy Carbon Tax to Cut U.S. Deficit, Building on term 1: Reuters – ‘Victory puts Obama in position to expand government’s reach, FoxNews: How Media Tipped Scales in Obama’s Favor. The elecction was won on Latino voters turning out in full force and on the heavy social media marketing and network campaign Obama’s team ran. Grass roots electionary online and via heavy phone.
Canada: Canada agrees to supply India with uranium in reaching a nuclear deal & American fiscal cliff puts Canada’s economy on precipice , politicians. Quake news: Vancouver Island, Post election: Chris Hall: Is Obama really the best choice for Canada?, Post-election: U.S. Election & Hispanic vote, Construction USA-Canada: $1B Windsor-Detroit bridge deal struck,
New Zealand: Air NZ 2012 Wine Awards. Sports: Rugby League, Biz: Fonterra. NZ’s PM did not know unemployment had spiked to highest levels since 1999. ”Hunker down some more” is a reality check for a lot. We need to run some economic access tests across all businesses in NZ – in regards to Maori access to employment opportunities, in such times. That should be on the govt’s. radar asap. Kiwi business people who are growing and employing – the cameras should be more on them. Builds hope. :)
Australia: Jim Messina whizz bang team, Michael Palin in Oz to discuss ‘Brazil’, Employment – not robust yet better than it looks. Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is considering investing in Linc Energy, a company that has produced diesel and jet fuel from gas released from underground coal, a person familiar with the talks says. Cricket: Clarke demands aggression against South Africa.
“He is particularly interested in the Clean Energy UCG business,” the source said, declining to be named as the talks were confidential.
Mexico: 3 die in Mexico quake
United Kingdom: Ex-oil salesman in a collar: Rt Rev Justin Welby, Bishop of Durham, accepts Archbishop of Canterbury role, Sports: Tour de France champ Wiggins inured, Soccers: Tony Watt, Actor Clive Dunn dies aged 92. Peter Osborne weaves a Romney story dropping Cameron‘s name. BBC stars lose contracts. Banks watch dog stories are popular in Britain. The No.1 story: David Cameron visits Syria. Shock news: Cameron and Merkel hold ‘warm and friendly’ EU budget talks.
Japan: Japan Stocks Fall on US Fiscal Cliff, China Congress. Nuclear crises recovery update.
Bonus – Greece: Strike hits Greece in bid to derail austerity plan.And later: Greece passes new spending cuts amid protests
Asia markets: Global markets – Asian shares tumble as US fiscal cliff looms.
Story of the Day: DAVID CAMERON VISITS SYRIA IN PERSON: More than 30,000 people have been killed in the violence in Syria which began last year. David Cameron who doubles as a weapons seller (eg: promotoes manufacturing sales of weapons for UK revenue), also sees the genuine need to help the Syrian peoples plight in the crossfire of human atrocity.
In technology news: David Cameron trialling app to better help government decision making process.
Sports NZ-UK: The New Zealand All Blacks Rugby Football Team’s current Tour news in Scotland can be read at the team’s website.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.11.12~
China overtakes the UK & the USA as New Zealand’s No.2 Nation of Tourists:
Once the United Kingdom used to be New Zealand’s no.1 tourist market after Australians. These days, China has claimed the no.2 spot. A International Visitor Survey released by The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) reveals Chinese visitor spend is up 37% from figures a year ago. Chinese visitors spend $555 million with UK spending $545 million.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s tourism research manager, Peter Ellis, sees the figures as a trend for New Zealand to be more Chinese literate in NZ infrastructure tourism that is Chinese savvy, reflecting the new investment from Chinese citizens. “In the last three years China has overtaken Japan, the United States and now the UK tourist markets to become our second largest tourism market, as we forecast 14 months ago would happen around this time,” Ellis says.