In Venezuelan oil supply sports news, The New York Times reports: Ramon Dominguez to lead riders in the United States in earnings for the third consecutive year on the race track. Photo: Chang W. Lee.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.11.12~
–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
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~
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~
Free to view from Around the World – Who is reading today?
We’re reading from: New Zealand, United States, Australia, Canada, Chile, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Nicaragua, Malaysia, Republic of Korea and Singapore.
So, what’s up?
In Chile: After a documentary of propraganda screened, Chilean police clashed with anti-Pinochet demonstrators.
In the South American Cup Group of the soccer, Chile trounced Venezuela to get to the top.
In Indonesia: From Jarkarta, the Indonesian government will study the possibility of building a 300,000-barrel-a-day refinery in Sumatra.
In Bali, going green means building schools with bamboo, instead of concrete.
In Singapore: The stock market rose today with Olan news. Singapore’s Air Scoot, says to the US & Europe, fly to us. And, Bloomberg news is slow to pick up on the fact that Aussie millionaire, Nathan Tinkler is immigrating from Australia to Singapore.
Finally, In Nicaragua: Nicaragua is pressing ahead with plans for a new $30-billion Panama-style canal linking the Atlantic to the Pacific, with China, Japan and South Korea backing President Daniel Ortega‘s draft bill. Japan, Russia, Venezuela and Brazil also are showing approval signs. The proposed freight waterway may include a part of Costa Rica.
Project director Eden Pastora says feasibility studies are expected to cost $350 million while actual construction could hit $30 billion. Eden said the project would be carried out by a joint venture in which the government would own 51 percent of shares and tenders would be issued for the remainder.
[Photo caption: A cargo ship is seen passing through the Miraflores Locks in the Panama Canal in April - AFP File, Juan Jose Rodriguez]
PERU CAST IN ASIA-PACIFIC TRADING-SECURITY TRIANGLE AS ANOTHER RESOURCE SUPPLIER OF TWO SUPER POWERS
I haven’t written much about Peru lately, simply because Peru’s Indigenous Peoples’ situation in light of multi-coporates being given more rights to Peru than Inidgenous citizens of Peru – riles me no end. Major breaches of human rights and international treaty rights are being abused in the name of natural resources supply, that has also greatly marred Peru’s environment. However, let’s take a look at Peru’s role in what Al Jazeera news describes as being “Peru’s place in the triangle of Asia-Pacific security.”
[Photo caption - Humanitarian Q'orianka Kilcher is a young Hollywood actress of Peruvian descent. This story is about her amazon hearted homeland's economic future].
Highlights of Al Jazeera’s news article on Peru are:
Aggressive Diplomacy to up Peru’s Profile as a key Latin American player: Overshadowed by the Latin American emerging economies of Brazil, Venezuela (their oil signed up to supply the USA), Argentina and Chile, Ambassador Harold Forsyth of the Republic of Peru’s embassy in Washington, DC is on a mission to change perception about Peru’s ability to be a stronger Asia-Pacific player.
Trade Agendas Ahead: “The trade promotion efforts underway in the framework of APEC [Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation] are the most promising challenges that we are overcoming.”
Hoping to up defence spend: Latin American defence spending rose 5.8 per cent in 2010, outpacing North America, Africa, and Asia. Peru and Chile were two of the highest increases. Peru has been a minor spender on defence but is planning on spending more, yet there is little threat of an arms race looming between the major powers of Latin America.
Atacama corridor, Pacific Ocean access & Bolivia’s assertion of ownership: Judges will decide Bolivia’s claims and Peru’s claims on this territory and its resources. The same applies with disputes with Chile over maritime borders and territories. Chile and Peru are neighbors with common invested interests – to maintain positive connection is the goal ahead.
Peru & China Relations: Unlike the USA, Peru is not worried about China’s strengthening relationship with increased trading agreements. China was Peru’s first signed commercial trading partner. Unlike the USA, who recently said that US-China relations offer suffer from the insecurities of a ‘trust deficit,’ in realting with China, Peru feels a bit more secure. China tends to be low-key about ‘discussing the internal affairs and political systems of other countries, which characterises the current debate in the world. China is a different partner. Peru respects their style. They are a very big power yet they are meek, not displaying ‘empire’ with Peru. China has tremendous domestic challenges to face, their focus tends to be directed more towards that. Peru has no attitude of reserve to bilateral relations with China. It’s agreeable and always moving forward. (more…)
Negro Regalías del Oro Líquido
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.1.12~
Prosperity on a greater level is a beautiful thing. It should not be feared. But at what cost and at what growth rate, and by what means to who, at what pace and for what end use purpose – should prosperity occur.
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Today I dreamed I was in Venezuela. All of a sudden your economy is at one level – and then ‘black liquid gold’ is discovered off your coast by the “billions of barrels’ estimated quantity. Big companies sniff around. They declare big noting statements, like “we plan to really ramp up production now.” Yet they forget, the resource does not belong to them. It belongs to the people of Venezuela.
Pros for ‘caving in’ and ‘letting’ the big companies take the black liquid gold, are: it could be better for the economy. it could help infrastructure be achieved quicker (schools, public facilities and services that are needed and useful), it could make people who play the stock market (from any country) quite wealthy. There are opportunities.
Then I think of the other side. That being – 5% of oil gets paid back to the people who own the resource. The 95% quite often goes to the big company. That’s where, the deal gets a bit pointless all of a sudden. (more…)
WordPress Blog has released its report defining Horiwood.Com’s Global Audience Shared Mixed-Model:
The report says USA. UK & NZ are the three nations who read this blog the most in 2011. Each territory, is broken down by audience percentage share per nation reading Horiwood.
Here’s our breakdown for 2011.
Most People who read Horiwood.Com are from North America:
87.4% - USA.
9.1% - Canada
1.9% - Mexico
0.2% – Puerto Rico
0.2% – Jamaica
28.6% – The United Kingdom
11.6% – France
6.2% – Germany
5.5% – Italy
4.2% – Netherlands
62.5% – New Zealand
35.8% – Australia
William Ramos - Washington Nationals baseball player has been kidnapped. USA Today’s updates of the story via The Washington Post report that, “Venezuelan police say the vehicle used to kidnap Ramos was found 25 miles west of Valencia. Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami said: “We have the duty to find who is responsible and to rescue this countryman of ours, safe and sound.”
ABC News writes: “New details emerging this morning about the kidnapping of Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos outside his home in Venezuela, roughly 13 hours after the kidnapping took place. Police say they’ve found an abandones SUV they believe was used in the abduction. There has been no indication that the kidnappers have contacted Ramos’s family. From the Washington Post: A spokeswoman for the Aragua Tigres, Ramos’s winter league team in Venezuela, wrote on Twitter this morning that they have yet to receive an update on the situation. “We are still waiting for any news about Wilson Ramos,” Katherine Vilera said. “All the authorities are working in the case. We need to be [patient] and pray.” Even with the kidnapping Wednesday night, Venezuelan winter league president Jose Grasso told a Venezuelan television station the league will continue to play its season. Several Nationals players, including Venezuelan natives Jesus Flores, Henry Rodriguez and Sandy Leon, are playing in the league. “Suspending any ballgames will not help Wilson Ramos at all,” Grasso said. “Turning the lights off is not a solution. We will keep Wilson present in our thoughts and prayers, but suspending activity won’t help.” The Nationals have yet to offer a public comment or acknowledgment.”
USA Today adds, “Several MLB players, including Nationals pitchers Colin Balester and Drew Storen, as well as Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino and Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain have also sent out messages of concern and support on Twitter.
“Extremely upsetting news about Ramo. Thoughts and prayers with him. Scary situation,” tweeted Storen.
Ramos was acquired by the Nationals from the Minnesota Twins at the 2010 trade deadline for pitcher Matt Capps. He hit .267 in his first full season with the Nationals in 2011 with 15 home runs and 52 RBI in 113 games.”
MLB and the Washington Nationals have released a joint statement regarding Wilson Ramos:
“Our foremost concern is with Wilson Ramos and his family and our thoughts are with them at this time. Major League Baseball’s Department of Investigations is working with the appropriate authorities on this matter. Both Major League Baseball and the Washington Nationals have been instructed to make no further comment.”
Meanwhile sports news in New Zealand, focuses on cricketer Chris Martin of the Black Caps, being awarded, “the first-ever Sir Richard Hadlee Medal at the New Zealand Cricket Awards in Auckland last night.” TV News Chat Shows broadcasting coverage featured golfer Frank Nobilo smoothing over the Adam Scott, Steve Williams and Tiger Woods golf strains in Australia, over Williams ‘racial slur’ joke, meant in jest – that Woods forgave Williams for.
For more golfing news, head to Golfing World Website (USA) a Microsoft Corp friendly golf website with a feature on the China Golf Challenge.
For updates on William Ramos’ kidnapping – Los Angeles Times Blog is pretty up to date on this news too. Who can’t help but feel for Ramos and his family. It must be so scary being kidnapped.
About Venezuela: “Venezuela is listed as possessing some of largest oil and natural gas reserves in the world. It is ranked regularly among the top ten crude oil producers in the world. Oil exploration in Venezuela has unleashed another 40.4 percent in crude oil reserves as of 2010. Venezuela has now surpassed Saudi Arabia as the country with the largest reserves of this type. On Petroleum supplies Venezuela is also very attractive to the US as well.
What a story!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.11.11~
Ivian Sarcos, 21, of Venezuela is crowned Miss World 2011 in London. The black-eyed beauty was born in Ospino, Portuguesa.
For more ShinyMeteor blog has the scoop.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.11.11~
Wool is the way to go this winter. Edgar Ramirez, 33, models casual smart biz attire for Prada.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.27.11~
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.