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Yes up and about last dose of the antibiotics This morning, Wednesday as it stands here in New Zealand is again uncommonly cold. I have slept an ungodly number of hours yet for someone like me that i
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Again good morning from New Zealand.Its a beautiful sunny day but Im sure you are not interested in that.Last night before going to bed I thought to put on a movie.I had spent ages talking to a friend
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Petrol companies  are pushing back on the Prime Minister’s claim that New Zealanders are being “fleeced” at the pump. In response to petrol prices hitting record highs, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the Government would rush through changes to the Commerce Act to allow the Commerce Commission to investigate the margins on fuel. end quote: As I said […] The post Fuel companies hit back appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
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          INTERVIEW: Tord Gustavsen (new trio album The Other Side and UK tour 26 Oct to 16 Nov)      Cache   Translate Page      

It is over a decade since the Norwegian pianist TORD GUSTAVSEN first made gentle yet very distinctive waves with his piano trio. Now, after quartet albums and his vocal/piano/drums project What Was Said, he returns to the classic jazz piano trio format for a new ECM album, The Other Side, and an extensive UK tour which begins later his month and culminates in an EFG London Jazz Festival concert. Peter Bacon interviewed him by email.

LondonJazz News: It’s been 11 years since your last piano/bass/drums trio album, and in the interim period you have included saxophone and vocals in your group recordings. Why the return to the trio format for The Other Side, and why now?

Tord Gustavsen: It has not felt right until now. After the tragically early passing of bass player Harald Johnsen from my first trio, it did not feel right to just do a new trio with the same instruments. Also, the quartet with Tore Brunborg on saxophone, and the project with vocalist Simin Tander, were both formations that demanded full attention as bands and musical organisms, and that developed strongly over time. And then, when I started thinking that it could be time to do trio again – with the piano more in the main melodic foreground, it all had to mature into a situation where I could avoid thinking about how to "follow up’ the old trio, and instead just play, here and now, un-forced.

LJN: Most of your albums – and certainly all the piano trio ones – have been recorded in the depths of a Norwegian winter. Accident or design? And if by design, does the season play a vital part in affecting the mood of the music?

TG: This has happened mostly by accident, I think. January is a good month to record, though, because there is often not so much touring going on then. I really don’t know how much the season affects the music – but it’s fair to assume that there are some links…

LJN: Drummer Jarle Vespestad has been the constant in all your recordings. What makes him special?

TG: His extreme ability to combine attentive interplay and melodic focus with stable foundations and subtle groove. And his skills in dynamics – the ability to play extremely quietly over time when needed. And his sound – you can immediately hear that he is playing. And the fact that he actually likes my music enough to stick with it…

LJN: And tell us about Sigurd Hole, the double bassist on The Other Side. How did you meet and what does he bring to the trio?

TG: I met Sigurd a few years ago when he played with me in a project with choir and poetry recital in Norway, and I liked his playing a lot. Sigurd then joined my quartet when Mats Eilertsen left around 2014-15, and did some concerts with us, a tour of Australia and New Zealand, plus concerts in Norway, Poland, Turkey, Romania and the UK. After this, the focus shifted to the project with Simin Tander and the album What Was Said with world-wide touring in 2016 and 2017, with synth-bass and drones instead of traditional double bass.

Still, what we had started with Sigurd kept maturing under the surface, and when we took up trio playing in 2017 the interplay was already there, and has developed further into a musical relationship that I really cherish. Sigurd brings the right kind of musical patience and wisdom – and stable, yet inventive playing. And he has very special arco skills – that is, playing with the bow on the double bass with various techniques. And this adds new textures and also percussive elements to the soundscape.



LJN: Your own playing on The Other Side sounds to me not only like a further honing of your style, but also – in seeming contradiction – a broadening of it. Is that a fair hearing? Are there new influences that you feel you are bringing to your compositions and improvisations?

TG: I really appreciate you seeing it like this. In a way, there is nothing ‘new’ on The Other Side from my side as compared to what I have been doing with the quartet, with Simin Tander, and in my solo concerts the last couple of years. But then, if you compare it to the earlier trio albums, there is a substantial development.

I like the term "broadening" – it is not so much about linear development and leaving something behind, it is about including new ideas, stretching out, and returning to your main "themes" or musical "message" in ever new ways. I play more "orchestrally" on some tunes now, I play more abstractly on some tunes, I play even more reduced on some tunes, but there is also more dynamics. And still a basic contemplative approach. And I use some electronics and deep-end sounds (the album deserves to be listened to on good speakers and with the volume turned up to really hear the deep-end qualities and the textures produced by electronics on some tunes).

All this has been gradually growing in my playing during the 11 years since the last trio album, especially during the last five years. The influences come from many sources – for example from listening to electronic music, from playing Bach with a choir and a Norwegian fiddle player (!), from playing with Iranian musicians – and fundamentally from listening closely to classical piano players and being inspired by their touch and the way they shape timbre-colours.

LJN: You have included in the album your arrangements of other composers. Tell me about them and why you chose them.

TG: Hymns and chorals have always been an important part of my musical "self" – as a listener, as a non-dogmatic liberal church-goer, and as a performer. But they did not make their way into the albums under my name until What Was Said in 2016 (except for the one track Eg veit i himmerik ei borg on Extended Circle from 2014). It feels very natural now to combine original compositions and folk tunes and even the Bach chorals – it did not before… I guess we had to arrive at a point where we just played with it, and did not try too hard… and, concerning Bach, to a point where the respect for the great master turned into gratitude and freedom rather than anxiety and doubts as to what is "allowed". Of course, one can not "improve" Bach – his compositions are so complete and perfect. So, we had to arrive at a point where we could steal and borrow in the most unforced way and simply treat these amazingly good songs as just that; good songs to approach with a here-and-now attitude as jazz musicians approach their "standards".

Then, the hymns and chorals we play are also really important to me as texts, although we do instrumental versions. I often think of the lyrics when performing them – in a way we indirectly interpret or comment on the message of the texts. The Bach chorals are important in this way: O, Traurigkeit is a lament – expressing deep sorrow and longing for release. Jesu, meine Freude is about deep joy, the joy that lies under our ups and downs and embraces both suffering and celebration. And Schlafes Bruder is actually a song about welcoming death – but here our interpretation is more paradoxical. Jarle started playing a really uplifting groove during a rehearsal, and I just felt that this theme could perhaps fit, although quite far from how it’s usually played… and all of a sudden we were indirectly interpreting the choral as being about release in resurrection – about new life on The Other Side (sic.) of suffering, or moving towards the light…



LJN: You have described in a previous interview with me the idea that “a concert is a meditation”. Can you expand on that idea? And also, how does a recording differ from a concert – how does a listening audience in the room, or the absence of one, affect your performance?

TG: Both an album and a concert to me can have a structure almost like Prelude (opening up, purifying our minds and getting rid of distractions etc.); Kyrie (confession / openness / transparency / willingness to surrender); Gloria (celebration / deep joy); Agnus Dei (contemplation on the divine presence or the "sacred" incarnated in us here and now, whether or not one uses a word like God); Communion (companionship, shared presence); Sanctus (release and gratitude); Interludes (small spaces to take a breath); and Postlude (ending and re-affirmation). This parallell between mass and concert means a lot to me, although I don’t follow it in any strict way in normal concerts. Furthermore, playing itself equals meditating or praying to me – opening up, being vulnerable, stretching your mind outwards and observing the innermost vibrations at the same time, sometimes receiving gifts of insight, breathing deeply.

As for the audience, the most beautiful thing is when you can feel that they take part in all this – that we are on the journey together. But I can never be an entertainer – I will never be able to play for the audience first and foremost. I have to play for myself first and try to make the music I would have liked to listen to myself, and then expand the circle to include the audience and experience them. The other way round would not have worked for me. (pp)

The Tord Gustavsen Trio's The Other Side is now out on ECM.

Tour dates

26 October: The Tower Digital Arts Centre, Helensburgh
27 October: Howard Assembly Room, Leeds
28 October: Triskel ECM Weekend, Guinness Cork Jazz Festival
29 October: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
30 October: St. George’s, Bristol Keyboard Festival
31 October: Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
1 November: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff
2 November: Turner Sims, Southampton
3 November: Lakeside Arts, Nottingham
16 November: Cadogan Hall, EFG London Jazz Festival

LINK: Tord Gustavsen Trio's website

ECM website

          Northland's NZ-Dutch U18 girls win big in Amsterdam      Cache   Translate Page      
A Northland-based under-18 rugby sevens side has cleaned up at an international tournament in the Netherlands — even though five of the 11 girls in the team had never played sevens before. The New Zealand Dutch Barbarians are in...
          Auckland Historic Bar Crawl      Cache   Translate Page      

A walk through central Auckland City looking at the history of the city, New Zealand, and how alcohol has helped to change and shape us. You will experience some of our history, culture, some bars, monuments, and places ...

Auckland | Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - Wednesday, 31 October 2018


          Japanese Level 2 Beginners Course       Cache   Translate Page      

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Auckland | Tuesday, 9 October 2018 - Tuesday, 11 December 2018


          Korean Level 2 Course       Cache   Translate Page      

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          Chinese Mandarin Level 1 Beginners Course      Cache   Translate Page      

Euroasia is New Zealand's premier private provider of services in the area of foreign languages and cultures. Visit our website www.euroasia.co.nz for other levels and languages that we provide service for. A first ...

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          Auckland Heritage Festival: Symonds Street Cemetery Tour      Cache   Translate Page      

A fascinating glimpse into the rich history of Auckland's oldest cemetery. You will be transported back in time as you visit the graves of New Zealand's founding families. Learn about the many communities ...

Auckland | Saturday, 29 September 2018 - Wednesday, 10 October 2018


          Flying from Sydney to Auckland with Air New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page      
Sophie Ryan flies aboard Air NZ's flight NZ102 from Sydney to Auckland. The plane: A pretty much brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. This was the aircraft's second flight for Air New Zealand: it had been delivered to Auckland from...
          Alice Ivy - Chasing Stars NZ      Cache   Translate Page      

One of the hottest acts on Australasia’s electronic scene right now, Alice Ivy, will play her first-ever New Zealand show on Wednesday, October 10 at Neck of the Woods in Auckland. The Melbourne-based artist and ...

Auckland | Wednesday, 10 October 2018


          A Half Yard- Knit Cotton Fabric - Yarn Dye White Grey Gray & White Stripes Knitting Fabric For Baby Kids by fabricmade      Cache   Translate Page      

7.60 USD

This fabric is a neat fabric, knitting cotton fabric, double layers, yarn dye grey and white stripes.

* Knitted cotton fabric: jersey cotton, 100% cotton, 2 layers, yarn dye stripes, very soft, stretch, good hygroscopicity and breathabilit, 340g/yard
* Width 69 inch (170cm), listed for 18"x69" (45cm x 175cm). If you need one yard, I will ship 90 cmX170cm.
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          Pastel Cotton White Daisy Flower Cotton Fabric In Light Orange Aqua Green Grey Floral Fabric - 1/2 yard by fabricmade      Cache   Translate Page      

5.60 USD

This fabric is a flower cotton fabric, nice white daisy flowers, pastel color, 3 colors: 1 orange pink, 2 aqua blue, 3 light grey.


* Fabric: cotton fabric, a bit stretch on width, soft, heavy weight, 30g/yard.
* Width 57 inch (145cm), listed for 18"X57" (45cm x 145cm). If you need one yard, I will ship 90 cmX145cm.
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          30 Rolls Sewing Thread, Polyester Thread, Sewing Box - Thread by fabricmade      Cache   Translate Page      

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* Sewing thread: 100% SPUN POLYESTER, 402#, can be used on all regular sewing machines, 168g/sets
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          2 mm Stripe Cotton Knit, Stripe Jersey Knit, Stretchy Knit Fabric, Grey Gray & Blue Pink Purple Green Yellow - 1/2 Yard by fabricmade      Cache   Translate Page      

7.20 USD

This fabric is a soft cotton knit fabric. color stripes, vintage colors, 9 colors.


* Knitted cotton fabric: jersey cotton, 32S knit cotton, 95% cotton + 5% spandex very soft, 4 way stretch, good hygroscopicity and breathabilit. a bit heavy weight, 360g/yard.
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* Width 65 inch (165cm), listed for 18"x65" (45cm x 165cm). If you need one yard, I will ship 90 cmX165cm.
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          NZ wins gold at Youth Olympics      Cache   Translate Page      
Dylan McCullough has won New Zealand's first medal of the Youth Olympics in Argentina, winning gold in the triathlon. The 17-year-old McCullough who is based in Auckland says the race unfolded just as he hoped. He spoke to sports editor Stephen Hewson shortly after his win in Buenos Aires.
          Niue reacts after NZ warns about misuse of aid money      Cache   Translate Page      
Niue's Premier, Sir Toke Talagi says the New Zealand flag won't be raised during Constitution Day celebrations later this month as normal. Sir Toke says this is just Niue being its own country, but Opposition MP Terry Coe says it's really Sir Toke retaliating against New Zealand over audit concerns that have been raised. RNZ Pacific's Mackenzie Smith discusses the details with Guyon Espiner.
          Shamubeel Eaqub discusses report on cyber-bullying cost      Cache   Translate Page      
A new report estimates that cyberbullying is costing New Zealand nearly $450 million a year. Loss of life and supporting the victims of cyber bullying were the biggest causes of expenditure but mental and physical health was not quantified. One of the authors of the report is Shamubeel Eaqub. He talks to Guyon Espiner.
          NZ's largest residential skyscraper build hits new snag      Cache   Translate Page      
The early-stage build of the country's tallest residential skyscraper has hit a stumbling block. The construction of Auckland's Seascape apartments - which will be second only in height to the SkyTower - began a year ago and has run into setbacks getting signoff for steel imported from China and its fire safety design. The enormous job is run by China Construction New Zealand, a subsidiary of the world's largest building company. Its project director Greg Douglas told RNZ reporter Tom Furley they've discovered a problem with the concrete pour for the 5-level basement excavation.
          Cyber-bullying costs near $450m a year - report      Cache   Translate Page      
Online bullying comes with a massive financial burden. A new report by economist Shamubeel Eaqub has found cyber-bullying costs New Zealand $444 million a year.
          Sports News for 10 October 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Tom Trbojevic has won the Australian centre berth made vacant by the suspension of Greg Inglis in a new look Kangaroos rugby league team to take on New Zealand in Auckland on saturday.
          FNZ was founded by Kiwi Adrian Durham in 2003. Now it's worth $3.35 billion      Cache   Translate Page      
The employee-owners of a financial technology company founded in New Zealand have sold a two-thirds stake in a deal that values the whole enterprise at $3.35billion.
          Government cracks down on predatory lenders with fines up to $600k      Cache   Translate Page      
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          10/10/2018: News: No timeframe for crash report      Cache   Translate Page      
The cause of a Taranaki road crash that claimed seven lives remains under investigation by police. The June 27 two-car crash near Waverley, labelled the worst on New Zealand’s roads in 13 years, killed Jeremy Thompson, 28, his step-daughter 8-year-old...
          10/10/2018: National News / Politics: Indigenous NZ in ‘serious trouble’      Cache   Translate Page      

A new national strategy will be developed to address the ‘‘critical’’ state of our country’s indigenous biodiversity, Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has announced. Speaking at Napier’s Ahuriri Estuary yesterday, Sage said New Zealand was a...
          10/10/2018: Business: PM’s fleecing comment adds fuel to price fire      Cache   Translate Page      

Petrol companies are pushing back on the prime minister’s claim that New Zealanders are being ‘‘fleeced’’ at the pump. In response to petrol prices hitting record highs, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the Government would rush changes to the...
          10/10/2018: Racing: ‘Dents in All Blacks’ armour’ found      Cache   Translate Page      

England sense some vulnerabilities have been exposed in the All Blacks’ game as they get ready for their clash at Twickenham. With the Rugby Championship wrapped up last Sunday with New Zealand’s remarkable 32-30 escape act against the Springboks in...
          10/10/2018: Sport: Ferns owe it to Langman      Cache   Translate Page      

Dishing up a repeat of their shambolic showing in the Constellation Cup opener isn’t an option for the Silver Ferns. Captain Laura Langman will write herself into the New Zealand netball record books in Townsville tonight (9.30pm start NZT) when she...
          10/10/2018: Sport: At a glance      Cache   Translate Page      
Constellation Cup game two, tonight 9.30pm (NZT). New Zealand: Laura Langman (c), Te Paea Selby-Rickit, Maria Folau, Aliyah Dunn, Maia Wilson, Gina Crampton, Erikana Pedersen, Sam Sinclair, Michaela SokolichBeatson, Katrina Grant, Jane Watson, Sulu...
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          Bang for buck? The FMA on Kiwisaver      Cache   Translate Page      
The Financial Markets Authority's annual report into Kiwisaver is out, revealing more than 32-thousand New Zealanders withdrew nearly a billion dollars, between them, in the year to March, to help buy their first home.
          Commentary: Know your rights when a border agent demands access to your digital device      Cache   Translate Page      
Visitors entering New Zealand will have to disclose passwords for their electronic devices if they asked to by customs officials, or risk being slapped with a fine - but they should also be aware of their rights, says one observer.
          Hiking (and eating) in New Zealand: Easy, beautiful trails for the entire family      Cache   Translate Page      
How to experience the sights and tastes of the Antipodean outdoors with the family in tow
          New Zealand Credit Card Spending Jumps 1.3% In September       Cache   Translate Page      

Overall credit card spending in New Zealand was up a seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent on month in September, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday - accelerating from the 1.1 percent gain in August.

Retail credit card spending gained 1.1 percent on month - exceeding expectations for an increase of 0.6 percent and up from 1.0 percent in the previous month.

Core retail spending (which excludes the vehicle-related industries) rose 1.1 percent in September after a 0.9 percent rise in August.


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          Japan Core Machine Orders On Tap For Wednesday       Cache   Translate Page      

Japan will on Wednesday release August numbers for core machine orders, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity.

Core machine orders are expected to sink 3.9 percent on month and rise 1.8 percent on year after surging 11.0 percent on month and 13.9 percent on year in July.

Japan also will release preliminary September figures for machine tool orders; in August, orders were up 5.1 percent on year.

Australia will see October results for the consumer confidence index from Westpac Bank; in September, the index shed 3.0 percent on month to a score of 100.5.

New Zealand will provide September data for credit card spending; in August, overall electronics spending was up 1.1 percent on month and retail card spending advanced 1.0 percent.

The Philippines will release August numbers for imports, exports and trade balance. In July, imports were worth $9.40 billion and exports were at $5.85 billion for a trade deficit of $3.55 billion.

Finally, the markets in Taiwan are closed on Wednesday for the National Day holiday and will re-open on Thursday.


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          Nguy cơ tổn hại danh tiếng của Trung Quốc khi bí mật bắt chủ tịch Interpol      Cache   Translate Page      

Dân trí: Hình ảnh, thể diện và tham vọng mở rộng ảnh hưởng của Trung Quốc tại các tổ chức quốc tế có thể sẽ bị ảnh hưởng sau khi Bắc Kinh âm thầm bắt Chủ tịch Interpol Mạnh Hoành Vĩ để điều tra về cáo buộc tham nhũng.


Ông Mạnh Hoành Vĩ (trái) và Chủ tịch Tập Cận Bình tại phiên họp toàn thể của Interpol ở Bắc Kinh năm 2017 (Ảnh: Kyodo)



Một năm trước, tại phiên họp toàn thể của Interpol ở Bắc Kinh, Chủ tịch Interpol Mạnh Hoành Vĩ đã ngồi dưới lắng nghe bài phát biểu của Chủ tịch Trung Quốc Tập Cận Bình. Phát biểu trước 1.000 đại biểu về dự phiên họp, ông Tập tự hào tuyên bố rằng Trung Quốc sẽ đóng vai trò ngày càng quan trọng trong hệ thống hành pháp toàn cầu. Ông cũng khẳng định Trung Quốc là một trong những quốc gia an toàn nhất thế giới và luôn “tuân thủ các nguyên tắc quốc tế”.

Ngày 8/10, Bộ trưởng Bộ Công an Trung Quốc Triệu Khắc Trí đã tuyên bố trong cuộc họp gồm các quan chức an ninh cấp cao tại Bắc Kinh rằng, Chủ tịch Mạnh Hoành Vĩ bị cáo buộc nhận hối lộ và một số tội danh khác. Những người chỉ trích nói rằng lẽ ra ông Mạnh phải bị “phanh phui” từ trước khi được bổ nhiệm làm lãnh đạo Interpol hồi năm 2016.

Câu hỏi lớn nhất được đặt ra xung quanh số phận của ông Mạnh Hoành Vĩ là tại sao chính quyền Trung Quốc chấp thuận vạch trần một nhà lãnh đạo mà Bắc Kinh từng ủng hộ để đưa lên vị trí dẫn dắt Interpol - tổ chức kết nối hoạt động hành pháp của 192 quốc gia trên toàn thế giới.

Cả Bộ trưởng Triệu và Bộ Ngoại giao Trung Quốc đều không cung cấp thông tin chi tiết về tội trạng của ông Mạnh Hoành Vĩ. Họ cũng không nói rõ rằng liệu các hành vi phạm pháp của ông Mạnh diễn ra trước hay sau khi ông nhậm chức chủ tịch Interpol.

Vụ việc của Chủ tịch Interpol Mạnh Hoành Vĩ do Ủy ban Giám sát Quốc gia Trung Quốc trực tiếp điều tra và đưa ra cáo buộc. Cơ quan này mới được thành lập từ tháng 3 năm nay nhằm mục đích tăng cường các chiến dịch chống tham nhũng của Trung Quốc. Các tòa án và công tố viên Trung Quốc thường thuận theo các quyết định của đảng và hiếm khi phủ nhận kết quả từ các nhà điều tra chống tham những. Mặc dù Trung Quốc chưa công bố quá trình xét xử, song việc bắt giữ ông Mạnh gần như đồng nghĩa với việc chủ tịch Interpol đã bị kết tội.

Sau vài ngày im lặng, đặc biệt sau cuộc họp báo bất thường tại Pháp của vợ ông Mạnh Hoành Vĩ để cung cấp cho truyền thông các thông tin liên quan tới sự biến mất bí ẩn của chồng, Trung Quốc mới thừa nhận rằng nước này đang điều tra ông Mạnh và đưa đơn từ chức của ông này lên Interpol.



Bà Grace Mạnh (đứng), vợ ông Mạnh Hoành Vĩ, tổ chức họp báo tại Pháp để cung cấp thông tin về sự biến mất bí ẩn của chồng (Ảnh: AFP)


Mạnh Hoành Vĩ đã trở thành một trong những ví dụ điển hình nhất cho thấy các quan chức Trung Quốc khó có thể “thoát tội” dưới tầm kiểm soát của Chủ tịch Tập Cận Bình, ngay cả khi người đó là lãnh đạo cấp cao nhất của các tổ chức toàn cầu.

Theo New York Times, việc bổ nhiệm ông Mạnh vào vị trí chủ tịch Interpol cũng như việc bắt giữ ông gần như chắc chắn phải có sự đồng ý của Chủ tịch Tập Cận Bình. Bộ Công an Trung Quốc là một trong những trụ cột chính của đảng Cộng sản Trung Quốc và việc ông Mạnh, thứ trưởng Bộ Công an, tham nhũng sẽ bị coi là hành động phản bội về chính trị.

Tại cuộc họp hôm 8/10, Bộ trưởng Công an Trung Quốc Triệu Khắc Trí đã ngụ ý rằng các hành vi sai trái của ông Mạnh Hoành Vĩ là một phần “tàn dư” còn sót lại của thời kỳ Chu Vĩnh Khang - cựu Ủy viên Thường vụ Bộ Chính trị, cựu Bộ trưởng Công an Trung Quốc. Dù đã về hưu nhưng vào năm 2015, ông Chu vẫn bị đưa ra tòa và chịu án chung thân vì tội lạm quyền, nhận hối lộ và làm lộ bí mật quốc gia.

Bộ trưởng Triệu khẳng định vụ việc của ông Mạnh hoàn toàn ông cố tình đi sai đường và “chỉ nên đổ lỗi cho chính mình”. “Điều đó cho thấy không có bất kỳ sự ưu ái đặc biệt hay trường hợp ngoại lệ nào trước pháp luật”, ông Triệu nhấn mạnh.

Chỉ vài tuần trước khi bị bắt, khi đang ở định cao của sự nghiệp, ông Mạnh Hoành Vĩ vẫn nỗ lực nâng cao hình ảnh quốc tế của Trung Quốc cũng như cam kết của Bắc Kinh đối với hệ thống hành pháp. Là chủ tịch của Interpol, ông Mạnh thường xuyên có những bài phát biểu với nội dụng thúc đẩy các ưu tiên của Interpol và sự đóng góp của Trung Quốc đối với các ưu tiên này.


Nguy cơ đối với Trung Quốc

Ông Mạnh từng là thứ trưởng Bộ Công an Trung Quốc (Ảnh: China News)



Dù xảy ra trường hợp nào đi chăng nữa, sự biến mất bí ẩn và đột ngột của ông Mạnh Hoành Vĩ trong thời gian qua đã gieo rắc tâm lý lo ngại, bất ổn đối với các quan chức Trung Quốc cũng như những tổ chức quốc tế đang ngày càng trao quyền lãnh đạo nhiều hơn cho người Trung Quốc. Đây cũng là một đòn nặng nề mà Trung Quốc tự giáng vào những nỗ lực của mình trong việc mở rộng vai trò lãnh đạo của Bắc Kinh đối với các vấn đề toàn cầu.

“Thử tưởng tượng nếu Trung Quốc bằng cách nào đó, vào một ngày nào đó, giữ vị trí tổng thư ký Liên Hợp Quốc. Rồi sau đó ông tổng thư ký này đột nhiên biến mất. Việc Trung Quốc ngang nhiên hành động vượt ra ngoài khuôn khổ của các chuẩn mực quốc tế thực sự đáng quan ngại”, Michael Caster, nhà nghiên cứu ở Bangkok chuyên theo dõi hệ thống pháp lý Trung Quốc, nhận định.

Paul Haenle, giám đốc Trung tâm Chính sách toàn cầu Carnegie-Tsinghua ở Bắc Kinh, sự biến mất đột ngột của ông Mạnh đã tạo ra làn sóng chấn động trong cộng đồng quốc tế, khiến những người chỉ trích tin rằng Trung Quốc không phải là nước phù hợp với các vai trò lãnh đạo quan trọng trên thế giới.

“Rất khó tưởng tượng rằng có bất kỳ tổ chức quốc tế nào khác sẵn sàng trao quyền lãnh đạo cho một công dân Trung Quốc. Sao họ có thể tin được chuyện này sẽ không lặp lại”, ông Paul nói.

Theo giới phân tích, vụ việc của ông Mạnh cho thấy không có bất kỳ người nào được xem là “bất khả xâm phạm” trong chiến dịch chống tham nhũng của Trung Quốc. Tuy nhiên, vụ việc cũng làm dấy lên nhiều quan ngại về vai trò của các quan chức Trung Quốc khi họ đảm nhận các chức vụ lãnh đạo tại các tổ chức quốc tế.

“Vụ việc này chưa từng có tiền lệ. Nó cho thấy những nỗ lực ngày càng tăng của Bắc Kinh trong việc giải quyết các vấn đề tham nhũng nghiêm trọng liên quan tới những con hổ, hay còn gọi là các quan chức ở cấp rất cao. Đây cũng là mối lo ngại đối với các quan chức khác của Trung Quốc cũng như các tổ chức quốc tế khác vì họ có thể cũng nằm trong tầm ngắm”, Marc Lanteigne, chuyên gia về chính trị Trung Quốc và các tổ chức quốc tế tại Đại học Massey ở New Zealand nhận định.

Trong những năm gần đây, Trung Quốc ngày càng dành nhiều sự quan tâm tới việc tham gia vào các tổ chức đa phương. Nhiều người Trung Quốc đang nắm giữ các vị trí cấp cao tại các cơ quan thuộc Liên Hợp Quốc và Ngân hàng thế giới. Tuy nhiên, theo nhà nghiên cứu Abigail Grace tại Trung tâm An ninh mới của Mỹ, vụ việc của ông Mạnh cho thấy các quan chức Trung Quốc không thể tự hành động độc lập trong khuôn khổ các tổ chức quốc tế. Thay vào đó, họ luôn nằm dưới sự kiểm soát của chính quyền Bắc Kinh.

Theo bà Grace, vụ việc của ông Mạnh cũng cho thấy Trung Quốc coi những ưu tiên về chống tham nhũng quan trọng hơn sức ép từ cộng đồng quốc tế. “Rõ ràng, họ cố ý muốn giữ cho vụ việc này kín đáo nhất có thể. Họ xem đây là vấn đề nội bộ”, bà Grace nói về sự thiếu minh bạch của Bắc Kinh khi bắt giữ chủ tịch Interpol.

Thành Đạt

Theo NYT, SCMP


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Salam sejahtera kepada semua pembaca setia blog makan Mahamahu dan juga rakan-rakan sekalian. Apa jenama susu yang memang korang atau korang bagi anak-anak minum cuba nyatakan. Bagi Maha yang warga dewasa terlajak usia ini hanya percaya kepada satu jenama susu yang memang semulajadi dan terjamin kualiti. Jenama apa lagi kalau bukan Fernleaf UHT yang dihasilkan daripada 100% Mmmmm susu dari New Zealand.


Kenapa produk ini menjadi pilihan Maha ada 3 sebab utama yang boleh Maha senaraikan di sini. Mungkin ia serba sedikit memberi korang pengetahuan kepada produk ini dan beralih kepadanya. Apa pun hak masing-masing untuk percaya pada mana jenama sekali pun, yang penting ia sihat dan berkualiti tinggi.

Lembu Yang Diberi Makan Rumput Segar


Bagi pengetahuan korang bukan semua lembu tenusu yang diternak diladang-ladang diberi makan rumput. Kebanyakan orang hanya nak mudah dan cepat membesar dengan beri makan produk makanan yang kurang berkualiti. Ini sangat mempengaruhi susu yang akan dihasilkan daripada lembut itu sendiri.


Di New Zealand dengan tanahnya yang subur, kadar hujangnya yang baik dan cahaya matahari yang banyak menjadikan salah satu tempat yang terbaik di dunia untuk menghasilkan susus. Kat sini adalah salah satu negara yang lembu tenusu dapat meragut rumput secara bebas tanpa berkurung dalam kandang. Wow patut kat sana mereka ada padang rumput ragut yang besar dan luas untuk industri tenusu ini.



Dengan menghabiskan 90% masa untuk meragut rumput secara bebas pada hari yang cerah, lembu tenusu di sini secara tidak langsung mendapat kandungan vitamin D yang sihat. Jadi sebab itu lembu tenusu mereka menghasilkan susu dengan tahap vitamin D yang lebih tingg berbanding lembu tenusu lain yang sering dikurung dalam kandang.

Pakar Tenusu


Ramai orang tahu kalau sebut sahaja New Zealand apa yang terpapar kat fikiran kita mesti lah pengeluar susu yang popular dan terbaik. Sebab kat sana mereka ada pengalaman lebih daripada 140 tahun dalam menguruskan ladang lembut. Juga semua peladang mereka adalah yang berdedikasi dalam memastikan kualiti tertinggi pada setiap peringkat pengeluaran susu.




Pemerhatian dan penjagaan mereka bukan sahaja produk tapi dari peringkat awal iaitu air yang diminum oleh lembu, rumput yang diragut oleh lembu sehinggalah kepada produk yang berkualiti untuk diedarkan kepada pengguna. Jadi sebab tu produk tenusu yang dikeluarkan memang sangat dipercayai dan dipasarkan selurun dunia.

100% Mmmmm


Ini yang Maha maksudkan bahawa apabila semua faktor dititik beratkan dan diberi keutamaan dalam memastikan produk yang terhasil berkualiti makan keluarlah produk susu yang 100% Mmmmm. Maksud Maha yang Mmmmm tu kerana ia adalah susu yang lazat dan berkualiti serta mempunyai kebaikan diperlukan badan. Sebab tu Maha suka produk susu dari Fernleaf yang dihasilkan 100% daripada New Zealand.



Orang dewasa memerlukan 1 gelas susu setiap hari korang memang kena minum susu setiap hari bukan sahaja kanak-kanak tau. Kita kena buang mindset itu bahawa susu hanya untuk kanak-kanak tapi orang dewasa juga perlu untuk kebaikan tubuh. Ramai tahu kebaikan susu ini tapi Maha nak bagi tahu juga bahawa susu ini dapat mebentuk tulang dan gigi yang baik jadi kena ambil susu setiap hari.



Jangan takut untuk nikmati susu ini kerana motis yang menyatakan bahawa kalau minum susu akan gemuk. Itu semua tidak benar dan ia hanya untuk menakutkan anda sahaja sebenarnya susu adalah satu minuman yang baik untuk diet korang. Kalau minum susu yang dicampur dengan gula tambahan itu yang tak baik sebenarnya jadi kena ambil susu yang semulajadi dan dipercayai kebaikannya seperti Fernleaf UHT ini.

Cara Nikmati Susu Yang Kreatif


Ada yang tak boleh minum susu terus macam tu apa kata korang hasilkan beberapa resipi yang terbaik menggunakan produk susu. Selalu kalau masak kat rumah tu kita menggunakan produk yang kurang sihat dalam masakan apa kata gantikan dengan produk tenusu yang memberi tambahan kesihatan tapi dalam masa sama masih boleh makan-makanan kegemaran kita. Contoh beberapa resipi yang Maha hasilkan dengan menggunakan produk dari Fernleaf UHT.

1) Resipi Kuah Lodeh
2) Resipi Aiskrim Smoothie 


Banyak lagi sebenarnya resipi yang korang boleh buat dari produk susu ini dan paling mudah campurkan dalam makan seperti oat atau juga kacang badam memang sangat bagus dan sihat. Moga ia dapat memberikan kepelbagaian cara untuk korang mengambil susu walaupun bukan secara terus. Apa pun susu ini bagus untuk semua peringkat usia dan banyak khasiatnya jangan takut untuk ambil ok. Selamat menikmati susu dan khasiatnya ok.



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          Explaining the high prison population      Cache   Translate Page      
The little-known Practice:The New Zealand Corrections Journal, included an interesting but unreported article in its July edition. Below are brief excerpts and a couple of the graphs:

The findings of this paper indicate that New Zealand’s prison population is unusually skewed in terms of sexual and violent offenders...The reasons for this are beyond the scope of this paper and require further research. However, one reason might be that the majority (63%) of sexual offenders in New Zealand prisons are serving sentences greater than five years.



Illustrating the opening observation the next graph shows has much greater proportionally sentencing for  sexual offending is in New Zealand


Given such a high proportion of sexual offenders are in New Zealand prisons, and the fact that they are mostly serving very long sentences, two hypotheses present: that similar offenders in other jurisdictions spend less time in prison, and/or New Zealand has larger numbers of these offenders entering prison....With a high prison population rate, it is clear that some features of crime and justice in New Zealand are problematic. One of these areas is the disproportionate number of people in prison for interpersonal violence. Understanding what drives this requires more research. It may be due to the nature of our judicial settings, it could mean there is a concerted effort to tackle normally under-reported violence, or it may be as a result of some feature of the nature of crime in New Zealand.

Personally I believe our judiciary has clamped down hard on sexual offending and interpersonal  violence (often overlapping or indistinguishable occurrences) because of political ideology (including tough- on- crime and feminist influence - right and left). This may or may not be an over-reaction. Each case has its own characteristics. But just as sure as there are victims on the outside there are some victims on the inside.
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Analysts at ANZ New Zealand Bank explained that, recently, Fed speakers have been interpreted on the hawkish side. 

Key Quotes:

"They have emphasised the planned path of rate hikes and the risk of overheating on the back of very strong US data, making it clear that they will not stand back from raising rates further, which could push bond yields higher and add to volatility."

"Overnight Fed’s Kaplan struck a slightly more cautious tone with regards to rate hikes, saying that he isn’t sure yet if the Fed should raise rates past neutral and that the flattening yield curve reflects a sluggish or uncertain growth outlook."

"Attention is turning to US CPI data out on Thursday night. Although oil continues to trend higher, base effects should start to drag its contribution lower. Expectations are that headline inflation rose 2.4% y/y in September, down from 2.7% in August."

"Core inflation is expected to tick up from 2.2% y/y to 2.3%. A print in line with expectations would provide some reassurance that inflation is not getting away, despite current economic strength."


          NZD/USD: on a break of key DXY support, bulls seek out R2 and the 23.6% fob at 0.6489      Cache   Translate Page      
  • NZD/USD has found some demand on the back of the dollar's softness with there still being very little to hold the bird.
  • R1 was looked at and the Kiwi has parked just below with little deterioration in the climb, not even in the shorter-term time scales.

The US dollar came back from its highs up at 96.16 and trickled down to test the 96.95 support and trend line where the pair sits currently. The rejection has left a troublesome looking bear shadow on the daily candlestick, albeit a number of days too short to be classified as a shooting star and bearish reversal stick. Nonetheless, bears are determined and this gives rise to a recovery in the commodity complex, (CRB index holds above the 200 psychological mark). 

Another attempt to break higher could be on the cards

Analysts at ANZ Bank New Zealand noted that the USD generally pared back gains overnight, after the halt in the bond market rout explaining that this has seen kiwi move a touch higher, but not enough to break resistance. "Unless we see a resurgence in volatility, another attempt to break higher could be on the cards, although we maintain a downward bias over the medium term."

Key event for the week: US CPI - Nomura

NZD/USD levels

  • Support 0.6350. Resistance 0.6480.

It appears to be the end of the steep decline for now judging by the price action emphasised with a daily and weekly bullish daily spinning top. RSI has headed higher towards overbought territory on the hourly sticks, 4hr RSI is neutral while daily RSI is turning higher and away from oversold which all stacks up for a continuation of a minor recovery in the NZD/USD to at least a toe dip into the 0.65 handle - Just above 0.6489, the 23.6% Fibo of the decline from the 21st Sep highs at 0.6999 to the recent extension lows of 0.6424. S3 at 0.6365 meets the bottom of the descending daily channel. However, the monthly charts are more indicative of a continuation to the downside, with RSI headed south towards 30 with chars in a sea of red and no obvious indication of any sustainable let-up.  


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In a global market wrap, analysts at ANZ Bank New Zealand explained that European risk had a rollercoaster day as Italian BTPs sold off sharply early in the session, with the spread to bund yields widening out to 316bps. 

Key Quotes:

"European bourses were also down. But later in the session, European markets more than retraced their losses, after the Italian Finance Minister emphasised the need for “constructive dialogue” with Europe. 10-year BTP spreads to bunds fell back below 300bps, the DAX closed up 0.3% and other continental bourses were also higher."

"Nonetheless, investors remain nervous and markets are jumpy and somewhat illiquid. US markets were fairly steady (S&P down 0.2%). US 10-year yields dipped 2bps to 3.21%. Oil was 1.2% higher and gold was broadly unchanged."

DATA/EVENT PULSE

STILL STRONG: 

"The US September NFIB business index was 107.9, a touch weaker than expectations, reversing August’s 0.9pt rise. The index is still hovering at record highs and consistent with exceptionally strong GDP growth: 29% of firms expect higher sales and 33% of firms think it’s a good time to expand. Net compensation rose to an index high at 37% from 32% suggesting rising wage pressures are broadening. A net 24% of firms plan to increase compensation from 21% in August."

LOOKING SOFT: 

"Canadian housing starts came in at an annualised rate of 188.7k in September compared with 210k expected – the weakest level of starts since late 2016. The 6-month moving average stood at a 19-month low in September, following declines in four of the last five months."

DOWNGRADE: 

"In its latest world economic outlook, the IMF cut its global growth forecasts for the first time since July 2016, citing trade tensions and stresses in financial markets. They noted that downside risks have risen."


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          More staff needed for mental health, Tauranga psychologist Janet Peters says      Cache   Translate Page      
Leading Tauranga psychologist Janet Peters says New Zealand needs to look at the recruitment issues the mental health sector is facing."In New Zealand and in other developed countries, recruitment is really difficult. It's really...
          The Warehouse brings off-price retail to NZ with Red Rack       Cache   Translate Page      
Some of the world’s biggest street, sports, surf and fashion brands are now available to Kiwis at amazing low prices with the launch of Red Rack at The Warehouse. New Zealand’s first ever large-scale ‘off-price’ retail offering is now in 47 The ...
          NZ dollar gains as US bond yields come off the boil      Cache   Translate Page      
Oct. 10 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar edged up after Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan noted the need for caution about the pace of interest rate increases and US bond yields reversed some of their recent gains.
          YMCA North appoints Julian Baldey to lead into growth      Cache   Translate Page      
YMCA North (formerly YMCA Auckland Inc.) has named the former chief operating officer of Medirest New Zealand, Compass Group as its new chief executive officer.
          Cyberbullying a $444M problem for NZ, new report reveals      Cache   Translate Page      
New Zealand’s first-ever report into the economic effect of online harm estimates the cost to individuals, communities and interventions to be $444m every year.
          AA moves to support furry friends in hour of need      Cache   Translate Page      
The AA is today moving to support Kiwi pet lovers, with the launch of a new suite of AA Pet Insurance products. Around 64% of New Zealand homes have at least one pet ruling the roost, with an estimated 4.6 million pets outnumbering their owners*. ...
          Taxpayers’ Union launch report at Parliament with inaugural “Jonesie Waste Awards”      Cache   Translate Page      
Today at Parliament the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union presented the inaugural Jonesie Waste Awards, recognising the best of the worst in government waste revealed in the last 12 months. The full details of the 2018 Jonesies are available as a report, which was launched at the awards ceremony, available at www.taxpayers.org.nz/2018_jonesies “The Jonesies celebrate the best of the […] The post Taxpayers’ Union launch report at Parliament with inaugural “Jonesie Waste Awards” appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
          Book review of the day      Cache   Translate Page      
Book reviews are suggested by readers and commenters. Please send your own book reviews to books@whaleoil.co.nz Today’s review comes from Wally Betts.   Close Range – Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx The state of Wyoming is the 10th largest in the US, with a total area only slightly smaller than the whole of New Zealand, […] The post Book review of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
          Fuel companies hit back      Cache   Translate Page      
Petrol companies  are pushing back on the Prime Minister’s claim that New Zealanders are being “fleeced” at the pump. In response to petrol prices hitting record highs, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the Government would rush through changes to the Commerce Act to allow the Commerce Commission to investigate the margins on fuel. end quote: As I said […] The post Fuel companies hit back appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
          Pregnant mother flees to NZ to avoid forced abortion      Cache   Translate Page      
A woman who was forced to have an abortion by Chinese family planners fled to New Zealand to avoid the same fate for her third child.
          Christchurch quits Water New Zealand over chlorination 'agenda'      Cache   Translate Page      
The Christchurch City Council has quit Water New Zealand over concerns about the group's "agenda" to promote mandatory water treatment.
          New Zealand's first festival of Irish culture kicking off in November      Cache   Translate Page      
People say fun is an Irish invention, or so says the man behind the country's first dedicated Irish festival.
          Thomson aims for strong send off at Raglan      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – BB Media Christchurch’s Dylan Thomson will be doing his best to farewell the two-wheel drive ranks in style at the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Hyundai NZ Raglan Rally of the Coast, this weekend. Thomson and co-driver Amy Hudson head to the Raglan-based event […]
          Scott Dixon speeds into Auckland to support premiere      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – Trigger Marketing Rialto Distribution are excited to announce the arrival of Scott Dixon and his wife Emma Dixon to Auckland, New Zealand to support the film release and attend the premiere for BORN RACER: THE SCOTT DIXON STORY. Rialto are also thrilled to share the official New Zealand film trailer that launched […]
           DWZ a long-term Kiwis leader: Maguire       Cache   Translate Page      
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has been anointed a long-term New Zealand rugby league captain by coach Michael Maguire, although another classy fullback with a...
           Woman turned away from $600-a-year airline premium lounge, must sit with regular passengers        Cache   Translate Page      
The traveller, who was accompanied by a teenager, said the pair were 'dumped out' of Air New Zealand's Koru Lounge at Auckland International Airport while during a recent trip.
          Top sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke 'humbled' to receive top honour      Cache   Translate Page      
Top Kiwi sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke say they are "humbled" to be made Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit and hope to inspire young Kiwis to dream big. The Olympic gold medallists and America's Cup-winning pair were...
          Snooker masters compete in Rotorua      Cache   Translate Page      
A group of snooker sharp shooters were in action in Rotorua at the weekend.The inaugural LJ Hooker Masters Snooker competition, held at the Rotorua Commercial Traveller's Club, attracted 48 competitors, including two of New Zealand's...
          Q&A: Climate change and the price of inaction      Cache   Translate Page      
A landmark UN report has warned the world has just a decade to limit global warming to 1.5C – and little longer to keep within the Paris Agreement's absolute threshold of 2C. In New Zealand, where two thirds of the population live... Reported by New Zealand Herald 4 minutes ago.
          Workplace bullying is preventable      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – CultureSafe A high-profile US advocate for victims of workplace bullying says New Zealand has what it takes to prevent workplace bullying. 10 October 2018 ‘Workplace bullying is preventable’: US advocate challenges PM, Government A high-profile US advocate for victims of workplace bullying says New Zealand has what it takes to prevent workplace […]
          MBIE welcomes migrant sex worker research      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) welcomes the findings of new independent research on migrant sex workers in New Zealand. The research was proactively commissioned by MBIE to better understand issues within the sex industry, …The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) welcomes […]
          Offer - Interviewing ! up to 18000RMB, up to 3000RMB for housing, English Teaching Positions in Majo - CHINA      Cache   Translate Page      
To Apply visit this link: http://cips.io/df5db5 Well paid Language School English Teaching Positions Location: lots of major cities in China Starting time: October onwards Qualification: Native English speaker from USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand Bachelors degree or above TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate, 2 years related teaching experience is a plus Due to work visa requirements, candidates must be aged at 55 years below. The candidate should be motivated, enthusiastic and passionate about teaching as well as living in a foreign country. Work Time: 4-6 teaching hour's 2 office hours per day 25 teaching hours per week Morning shift: 9/10 am A's 5/6pm Evening shift: 1/2pm-9/10pm 2 days off a week between Monday and Friday Salary Package: Monthly salary 13000~18000 RMB Housing allowance 1500 ~ 3000 RMB 2500 RMB quarterly performance bonus Flight allowance: 8000 RMB 200 RMB per student open class bonus 12 days Chinese National holidays + 10 days of annu
          Trans-Tasman architecture team wins international hi-rise comp      Cache   Translate Page      

A Trans-Tasman architecture collaboration between Woods Bagot’s Melbourne studio and Auckland’s Peddle Thorp has won an international design competition for a new high-rise hotel and apartment tower for New Zealand’s largest city. Inspired by Auckland’s natural forms, Woods Bagot principal and design leader Peter Miglis says the 50-level tower couldn’t exist anywhere else. “Inspired by New Zealand’s […]

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          Comment on 2018 Jonesie Awards LIVE from Parliament by Biscuit      Cache   Translate Page      
What was 'wasteful' about the flag referendum, Morrissey? The idea of getting a flag more relevant to modern New Zealand was something that WAS mooted by both major parties. So those that wanted a say got to have a say. And if we are going to cite corruption and wastefulness, where to begin with this current mob, eh? The cover-up of the assault at the Youth camp? The shemozzles re the employment of Messrs Handley and Haumopo? The inability/unwillingness of senior members of the Government to live up to their claims of 'transparency' and 'openness'? The lack of any action re the fraud perpetrated by the woman who co-headed the Greens? The sending of our 'First Family' to Noo Yawk for a bit of PR? The setting up of 2578934572937853728667346 Working Groups, 99% of them employing former hacks from their CoL parties, quelle surprise? The bullying of the oil companies over pricing when it is plain as the toothpaste on Jassy's chompers that it is the Government's extra charges that are responsible for that? Pray enlighten me! Don't tell me 'but the Nats did it too!' This was the Government that was gonna fix all that, right? Be transparent? Open? Caring?
          Grant Robertson rejects ‘spending spree’      Cache   Translate Page      
Yesterday the Government announced a much larger than expected surplus of $5.5 billion ($2.4 billion more than forecast)- see Government announces strong surplus. James Shaw called on a big spend up: Green Party Co-Leader James Shaw is calling on the Government to use the money from its “extremely healthy” books to invest in New Zealand’s public […]
          Netsafe – Cyberbullying: Estimating Societal Costs      Cache   Translate Page      
Netsafe has releases a report the commissioned on cyberbullying. Curiously the report was done by an economist, Shamubeel Eaqub, I presume to focus on trying to establishing the costs. CYBERBULLYING: ESTIMATING SOCIETAL COSTS New Zealand’s first-ever report into the economic effect of online harm estimates the cost to individuals, communities and interventions to be $444m every […]
          Media watch – Wednesday      Cache   Translate Page      
10 October 2018 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general […]
          New strategy to tackle 'crisis' state of New Zealand's biodiversity      Cache   Translate Page      
With New Zealand's indigenous biodiversity in a state of "crisis", a new national strategy is pertinent and timely, Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage says.
          Sheehan looks for more learning at Raglan       Cache   Translate Page      
Queenstown’s Mike Sheehan heads to the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Hyundai NZ Raglan Rally of the Coast, looking to continue the learning curve that has been his first season in the national championship. ...
          Thomson aims for strong send off at Raglan      Cache   Translate Page      
Christchurch’s Dylan Thomson will be doing his best to farewell the two-wheel drive ranks in style at the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Hyundai NZ Raglan Rally of the Coast, this weekend. Thomson ...
          Scott Dixon speeds into Auckland to support premiere       Cache   Translate Page      
Rialto Distribution are excited to announce the arrival of Scott Dixon and his wife Emma Dixon to Auckland, New Zealand to support the film release and attend the premiere for BORN RACER: THE SCOTT DIXON STORY.
          The George wins global readers choice awards       Cache   Translate Page      
The George, one of New Zealand’s most treasured boutique hotels and the only hotel in Christchurch with a one to one staff to guest ratio has been awarded number six in Australia and New Zealand by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine.
          Peat criticizes indecision over climate change       Cache   Translate Page      
A new book on coastal hazards and climate change, being launched in Wellington tomorrow, takes aim at successive New Zealand governments for chronic indecision over climate-change policy. Dunedin author and environmentalist Neville Peat, in his book The Invading ...
          Who will be the next Slam Champion?      Cache   Translate Page      
Poets from across New Zealand gather to compete in the high-energy poetry event that is taking over the world. Since 2011, Aotearoa’s national poetry slam competition has gathered the winners of regional events to crown a National Poetry Slam Champion.
          Eskimo Dance NZ/AUS Tour cancelled       Cache   Translate Page      
Eskimo Dance, the original grime rave, set up by Wiley, the 'Godfather of Grime’, has cancelled its planned tour of Australia and New Zealand in October. The Eskimo Dance tour was due to land in Perth (13th), Auckland (16th), Christchurch (17th), ...
          10/10/2018: Front Page: Cyberbullying in NZ costs $444m      Cache   Translate Page      
Cyberbullying in New Zealand is costing individuals, communities and support organisations $444 million a year, a new report reveals. But it’s friends and families who are bearing the brunt of the cost — $366m — to support loved ones who have been...
          10/10/2018: News: SPCA stalwart honoured      Cache   Translate Page      

‘Keep believing” was the message former executive director of the SPCA Robert Kerridge gave after becoming an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit yesterday at the Epsom Government House. “If you believe in what you do then you’ll do the best you...
          All Set for Oamaru Harbor Dredging Work      Cache   Translate Page      
The New Zealand’s Waitaki District Council has confirmed that the dredging operations at Oamaru Harbor are set to start today or tomorrow. Under the project, Rooney Earth Moving will be...

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          McGregor cited for UFC mayhem; Coach pleads for Khabib leniency but condemns dog shot      Cache   Translate Page      
McGregor cited for UFC mayhem; Coach pleads for Khabib leniency but condemns dog shot#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 Conor McGregor will be forced to answer for his role in the violent aftermath to his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in Las Vegas.McGregor initially escaped punishment after two separate brawls involving the two fighters... Reported by New Zealand Herald 20 hours ago.
          10/10/2018: News: Battle against M. bovis continues      Cache   Translate Page      
More than 43,000 cattle have been culled and $25 million paid in compensation to farmers so far as the Government continues in its bid to make New Zealand the first country in the world to eradicate the Mycoplasma bovis disease. Prime Minister Jacinda...
          10/10/2018: News: Tech to monitor tsunami threat      Cache   Translate Page      

Dozens of quake-monitoring instruments are being placed off the East Coast as part of a programme focused on New Zealand’s biggest geological threat. An international team set out on Saturday to deploy about 40 instruments along the Hikurangi...
          10/10/2018: Business: Fighting stigma in the workplace      Cache   Translate Page      

Atop Kiwi boss says businesses need to do a much better job of looking after workers’ mental health. Xero New Zealand chief executive Craig Hudson has battled his own mental health issues and saw it as his duty to reduce some of the stigma. Hudson...
          10/10/2018: Business: Air NZ passengers diverted from full airport lounge      Cache   Translate Page      

Some Air New Zealand passengers travelling today have been told they can’t get access to its international premium lounge because of “exceptionally high demand”. Instead they will have to use Auckland Airport’s Strata Lounge, which offers some of the...
          10/10/2018: Markets: NZ stocks suffer as US bond yields rise      Cache   Translate Page      

New Zealand shares fell for a seventh day with rising US bond yields keeping a lid on equity markets across Asia. The S&P/NZX 50 index dropped 77.12 points, 0.8 per cent, to 9069.98. Within the index, 32 stocks fell, 13 gained, and five were unchanged....
          10/10/2018: Sport | Racing: Waikato Stud wins race to secure Bonneval      Cache   Translate Page      

Waikato Stud has won the race to purchase the two-time New Zealand Horse of the Year and multiple group one winner Bonneval. The Matamata nursery acted quickly when her retirement was announced last week and dug deep to secure the daughter of...
          10/10/2018: Sport: Cricket to Springs?      Cache   Translate Page      
Auckland Cricket are in discussions with Regional Facilities Auckland about a possible move to Western Springs, with speedway due to be phased out this summer. New Zealand Cricket have already outlined their intent to develop the arena into a boutique...
          10/10/2018: Sport: The Kiwis      Cache   Translate Page      
New Zealand team to play Kangaroos at Mt Smart Stadium, Saturday, 7.45pm: 1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (c), 2. Ken Maumalo, 3. Esan Marsters, 4. Joseph Manu, 5. Jordan Rapana, 6. Shaun Johnson, 7. Kodi Nikorima, 8. Jesse Bromwich, 9. Brandon Smith, 10....
          10/10/2018: Driven: Subaru and Hyundai chase title      Cache   Translate Page      

An important New Zealand Rally Championship prize will be fought over during the final round on roads near Raglan this Saturday. Hayden Paddon has wrapped up the Gold Star driver’s title and the WRC star is determined to secure the Manufacturer’s...
          10/10/2018: Driven: SSANGYONG RACING SERIES: PREVIEW      Cache   Translate Page      

The SsangYong Racing Series (SRS) was first held in 2014 and is now firmly established as a major support category on the New Zealand motorsport calendar. The SRS is a one make manufacturerbacked series for amateur drivers. Each of the 20 SsangYong...
          10/10/2018: Right Now: Beautifully Bare      Cache   Translate Page      

Melbourne-based New Zealander Kara Kupe has just launched Bare, a hand-dyed bamboo underwear and basics label designed to make women feel comfortable and empowered. Known for its naturally breathable properties and super-soft feel, bamboo is becoming...
          10/10/2018: Beauty: SABRINA      Cache   Translate Page      

was born in Nashville, Tennessee, but has lived in New Zealand since she was 3, so considers herself American/Kiwi. She deciding to stay here to finish high school when her family returned to the United States. Now 19, she began modelling two years...
          10/10/2018: Beauty: OVANTHI      Cache   Translate Page      

is a 24-year-old who moved to Auckland from Australia three years ago, for a change of routine and to see the blue oceans and green hills of New Zealand. She was born in Dubai, raised in Melbourne and describes her background as Sri Lankan/ Australian....
          10/10/2018: Food & Drink: Tru Results      Cache   Translate Page      

40 As a fashion and beauty blogger, Leonie Barlow gets a wealth of new products landing on her desk. She spent 20 years working as a journalist and editor in New Zealand and Australia before launching her own digital platform The Style Insider six...
          MAFS NZ: Social media bullying of participants called 'double standard'      Cache   Translate Page      
A warning against bullying has gone up on Married at First Sight New Zealand's Facebook fan page – but some fans are accusing producers of making the newlyweds vulnerable to nasty attacks.
          Abdominal paracentesis: use of a standardised procedure checklist and equipment kit improves procedural quality and reduces complications.      Cache   Translate Page      
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Abdominal paracentesis: use of a standardised procedure checklist and equipment kit improves procedural quality and reduces complications.

Intern Med J. 2018 05;48(5):572-579

Authors: Fyson J, Chapman L, Tatton M, Raos Z

Abstract
BACKGROUND: Paracentesis is a common invasive procedure performed by junior doctors. Audit of procedure conduct at two New Zealand hospitals in 2012 revealed poor performance across a range of quality measures, including documentation of informed consent, excessive catheter dwell times and inappropriate albumin prescription. Complication rates were 12.7%, compared with published rates of around 9%. A local procedure protocol did not exist.
AIM: To evaluate the effect of a standardised procedure checklist (PC) and equipment kit (EK) on procedural quality and complication rates for abdominal paracentesis.
METHODS: After presenting the 2012 audit results to resident doctors, we reviewed the paracentesis literature and developed a local procedure protocol (PC and EK). These tools were made readily available after an education campaign. Paracenteses performed after the intervention were studied to determine the impact on procedural quality and safety.
RESULTS: Seventy-four paracenteses (14 diagnostic; 60 therapeutic) were performed in 10 months after the introduction of PC and EK. Significant improvements were observed with the use of PC including documentation of informed consent (97% vs 74%, P = <0.01) and aseptic technique (100% vs 62%, P = <0.01). Catheter dwell times <6 h improved (72% vs 48%, P = 0.02). Inappropriate albumin prescriptions were less frequent (21% vs 66%, P = <0.01). Complication rates decreased from 12.7% to 2.8% (P = <0.01).
CONCLUSIONS: The PC and EK improved rates of informed consent, appropriate documentation and protocol adherence. Significantly fewer procedure-related complications occurred after introduction of these tools.

PMID: 29345405 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


          Rutherford asks why the Government won’t act on petrol prices      Cache   Translate Page      
Hamish Rutherford writes: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is convinced that Kiwis are being “fleeced” when they pay for petrol. “As a moral stance, I think New Zealanders are paying too much,” Ardern said. With motorists paying close to $2.50 a litre for petrol in many parts of the country, it is understandable that the issue is […]
          Dairy Testing Market Worth $5.90 Billion by 2022      Cache   Translate Page      

The dairy testing market was valued at USD 3.86 Billion in 2016 and is projected to reach 5.90 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.4%.

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          FiTS 2018 - Make a Long Story Short      Cache   Translate Page      

A series of devised monologues from local young people, their stories, their words. Koha Tickets Only - Koha is a New Zealand Maori custom which can be translated as gift, present, offering, donation or ...

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          FiTS 2018 - Soul Reflection      Cache   Translate Page      

Youth music at Albert Square. Koha Tickets Only - Koha is a New Zealand Maori custom which can be translated as gift, present, offering, donation or contribution. Fringe in the 'Stings is Hastings' coolest little ...

Hastings | Thursday, 11 October 2018 - Saturday, 13 October 2018


          Shifting from commodity production styles to meeting targeted consumer demand will require big shifts and a wider view of what the market really is, says Guy Trafford      Cache   Translate Page      

By Guy Trafford

Farming has provided a great life style and an adequate living for hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders for many generations. Over time the products on farms have transitioned from subsistence in the very early years to commodity production to in recent years aiming to produce to meet certain market specifics to gain premiums from consumers.

The move to meet what consumers want is still only in its infancy and by and large most farmers focus on producing the most product at least cost and rely upon processors to find markets for these products.

This attitude and approach has been at least in part successful, however, if New Zealand farmers wish to extract the best possible return from products they need to embrace what the markets want and do their utmost to meet these requirements. However, there still seems to be an attitude of the market having to meet our requirements. This permeates not only farmer thinking, but also that of many of the processors.

By and large New Zealand primary exports are still sold as commodities. Yes, they do have more value added than they did a generation or so ago but largely for most processors not a lot has changed over the years. Most of the gains made in recent years has been a result of the advent of China into the higher value foods rather than achieving more desirable products.

To move the primary industries to achieving better returns a new paradigm needs to be adopted where the consumers indicate what they want, and producers then aim to meet those requirements. This is going to take a change from processors and producers alike to be led by the consumers. At the moment ‘we’ consider our selves to be market led, and we are, but only for those products we assume the consumer wants and what suits us to produce. The days of producing a product and then going out and finding the best market should be well behind us if we wish to maintain a quality of life into the future.

With Federated Farmers wanting to lead discussions about using GE to lift production rather than investigating whether what we are producing are the right products shows we or at least sectors still have a way to go to get our thinking in the right direction. Relying upon serendipitous events will only take us so far.

Just to prove the exception to the rule, the last remaining Awatere sheep and beef property is set to sell for grapes. Thirty-three years after the first commercial planting of grapes in the Awatere Valley, the district’s last remaining substantial sheep and beef farm is up for sale. Bare land in the Awatere Valley has changed hands recently as high as $70,000 per hectare.

Markets

The dominant news around markets this week has been around the falling New Zealand dollar. This is occurring on the back of a stronger than expected economic results coming out of the US. With the kiwi at 64.49 cents against the US dollar. This is the lowest the kiwi has been since January 2016. ANZ economists are predicting that it will go down to 62 cents by the end of the year. Most of the volatility around the dollar is coming from the US end although the China verse US trade debate is affecting New Zealand with our strong reliance on China. When compared to the Australian currency the New Zealand dollar has been very stable with only a 1% - 2% variation over recent months.

However, despite the falling dollar most schedules have taken trims, and none monitored have shown any increase.

SHEEP

Lamb decreased by 10cents per kilogram from one of the large processors, mutton prices held after having a drop in previous weeks. The saleyards continued to drop with no recordings of any new season’s lambs coming through as yet.

WOOL

The slide which started at the beginning of the new season has continued, although bucking the trend for a change has been the coarser end, of the coarse wools, which had a perceptible lift.

BEEF

A similar story to sheep meat with no lifts and cuts of up to 15cents per kilogram for the manufacturing grades, notably bull and both prime and manufacturing grades of cow. Saleyards prices for prime grades of steer and heifer have held, no doubt to supply domestic markets.

VENISON

No changes this week.


          Guy Trafford reviews and updates a series of changes affecting the dairy industry and how they will impact those affected      Cache   Translate Page      
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By Guy Trafford

Fonterra appears to have finally caught up with what ‘pundits’ have been saying for some time now “The $6.75 forecast is too high”.

Reasons’ given are the oversupply on world markets, nothing new there.

The forecast price today has been reduced to a range of $6.25 -$6.50.  Under the DIRA agreement Fonterra is required to update the farmgate price every three months. Given the last update was on August 31st ($7 down to $6.75) this announcement has come out as somewhat of an early surprise, barely a month after the last downgrade. This is still on the high side of what mostly bank economists have been saying, although, rumours are that Fonterra have had a good hedging policy in place which may be the reason they have been more bullish than what many believe is wise.

Mycoplasma bovis update

On the M Bovis front, MPI have come out with a farmer assistance package to help those farmers affected by the M Bovis outbreak. This appears to be recognition that the processes to date have not been adequate in helping farmers get to their required compensation in a timely fashion and that a more pragmatic approach has been required. $400million has been allocated to the new fund to try and smooth processes and provide more on the ground professionals to assist farmers through the processes and to develop an individual recovery plan.

Nearly half (36) of the identified 76 farms having M Bovis have been cleared and are going through or are restocked. It seems that the decision to take the opportunity to try and rid New Zealand of the disease may be bearing fruit and the correct decision was made.

The results of the bulk milk testing regime are due for release shortly and this should shed some more light on to how widespread the disease has spread. Although the testing is only one of the measures and can’t be seen as the definitive result.

Climate update

The recently released IPCC report on climate change should have provided a wake-up call to all with the drive to try and limit temperature increases by 1.5o or less being pushed as the 2o option is going to lead dramatic impacts.

As usual the focus immediately turned on agriculture, which while it does contribute nearly 49% of New Zealand’s GHGs’, the Agricultural sector hasn’t increased its total emissions by any where near the same quantity as the Energy sector (mostly transport) which has increased by +35% between 1990 – 2016. Agriculture increased by +12% for the same period. I don’t think anyone is arguing that agriculture doesn’t need to make reductions but it is interesting that farmers are pointed at as being the major problem when the major problem for increases is much closer to home for most of the general public.

Carbon price update

At the same time as the IPCC hit the news came complaints from many on the price of petrol and diesel, certainly with it approaching $2.50 (for 91 petrol) it is having an impact on most people’s budgets. However, the irony was not lost of this coming out at the same time as the climate change report.

A quick analyses of the carbon content of fuel shows that petrol produces about 2.3kg of CO2e for every litre used. The current price of carbon traded in New Zealand at the moment is $25.10 per tonne. It has been sitting at that level for about 4 weeks now after making some fairly dramatic increases earlier in the year lifting from $21 at the beginning of July. If an average vehicle covers about 25,000kms annually and does this doing 12kms per litre of fuel the cost at $25 per tonne of CO2e comes to about $120.  So currently the cost the average consumer is wearing from the price on carbon is minimal and is not going to drive a major change in behaviour.

However at $25 a tonne and if being fully liable, a 588 cow farm (using the Lincoln University farm as an example) the total cost to the farm is $62,900 per year.  So, farmers need to be aware of what conversations are taking place around future policies.  Some interesting discussions are going to be taking place in the near future.

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          Loan shark crackdown includes interest & fee caps, fit & proper person test and tougher penalties, Commerce & Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi says      Cache   Translate Page      

The Government plans to cap the total interest and fees lenders can charge as part of a crackdown on loan sharks and truck shops. It's also planning to introduce a "fit and proper person" test for lender, door-to-door salespeople and truck shops.

These moves are among changes to the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA) following the release of a Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) discussion paper in June detailing findings from a government review of the CCCFA.

Interest and fees on high-cost loans will be limited to 100% of the amount borrowed (the loan principal). Thus if an individual borrows $500, they will never have to pay the lender back more than $1000, including all fees and interest, the Government says. This will only apply to "high-cost lenders" with the aim being to prevent unmanageable debt and financial hardship from accumulating large debts from a small loan.

The idea is that even if the borrower defaults, they would repay no more than twice the original loan principal, including interest, default interest, and all fees. For the purposes of the Responsible Lending Code, a "high cost" credit agreement is one where the annualised interest rate is 50% or more. Faafoi acknowledges this definition will likely need further development during legislative drafting, for use in the context of statutory interest rate caps.

The limit would apply to interest and fees on both the original loan, and any subsequent loans provided by the same lender used to repay or replace the original loan, the Government says. This would include new loans issued soon after the original loan is repaid. This is designed to prevent lenders from simply replacing the original loan with a new loan and continuing to charge interest and fees.

The Government says some lenders offer small loans over short timeframes that can have interest rates of up to 800% per annum, leading to financial harm and debt spirals. This, it says, is a problem for vulnerable consumers who might not have access to other forms of credit.

“The 2015 amendments to the CCCFA [by the previous National-led government] did not go far enough in protecting our most vulnerable consumers from loan sharks,” Faafoi says.

“The introduction of an interest and fees cap on high-cost loans will prevent people from accumulating large debt from a single small loan. For example, if you borrow $500 you will never have to pay back more than $1,000 in total, including all fees and interest."

“The changes also lift the level of professionalism across the industry, by requiring directors and chief executives of lenders offering consumer credit contracts to pass a ‘fit and proper person’ test in order to register as a Financial Service Provider," says Faafoi.

“Any lenders breaching the responsible lender principles will face stiff new penalties of fines up to $600,000 under the strengthened enforcement provisions in the CCCFA." 

“We listened to consumer advocates and the finance sector’s feedback and will also be seeking increased resources for enforcement and monitoring to ensure lenders who break the law are detected and stopped," Faafoi adds.

He says a conservative estimate from MBIE data suggests more than 200,000 borrowers use high cost credit annually with customer numbers for these products growing rapidly. The proposal for the fit and proper test is that it would be done by an independent assessments officer employed by the Commerce Commission supported by Commission staff.

Faafoi says the Government is also tackling predatory behaviour by truck shops and others who sell door-to-door on credit or other deferred payment, by requiring all mobile traders to pass the ‘fit and proper person’ test. Additionally the law will be strengthened to give consumers clearer powers when asking uninvited salespeople to leave their premises, including by strengthening the legal status of do not knock stickers.

Faafoi says the new rules will take effect from 2020, subject to Parliamentary timeframes. The law changes will see additional guidance added to the Responsible Lending Code.

Meanwhile Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says her government is committed to making New Zealand "the best place to raise a child.”

“To do that we must stop families becoming trapped in the appalling debt spirals and poverty that result from onerous lending and payback terms. These new measures will halt the very worst of those preying on vulnerable and desperate people while enabling borrowing that meets their needs in an affordable way," says Ardern.

“They will protect families through capping the total interest and fees charged loans, introducing tougher penalties for irresponsible lending, and raising the bar for consumer lenders to register as a Financial Service Provider,” Ardern says.

Below are the key changes the Government is making;

An interest rate cap on high-cost loans, to stop debt spirals.

Interest and fees on high-cost loans will be limited to 100% of the amount borrowed (the loan principal). For example, if an individual borrows $500, they will never have to pay the lender back more than $1000, including all fees and interest.

More accountability for mobile traders.

Mobile traders will need to pass a ‘fit and proper person’ test, and register on the Financial Service Providers Register. ‘Do not knock’ stickers will be legally enforceable. This will lift professionalism in the sector and give consumers more power to refuse to engage with mobile traders. 

Easier enforcement to ensure fees are reasonable.

Lenders will be required to prove (substantiate) that their fees are reasonable, if the Commerce Commission asks them to do so. 

Greater transparency and access to redress during debt collection.

Key loan information will need to be shared with debtors at the start of debt collection activity. 

Clearer responsible lending requirements, to increase compliance.

Prescriptive requirements for affordability and suitability tests, to make it simple for lenders to comply. This will also make it easier to complain and follow up where affordability is not properly checked.

New rules about disclosure and advertising. If a lender advertises in a language, they will also have to provide the loan disclosure documents in that language. Key elements of the current Responsible Lending Code guidelines for advertising will also be made binding.

Tougher enforcement for breaking the law.

Tougher penalties for irresponsible lending, including increased financial penalties, statutory damages, and banning orders.

‘Fit and proper person’ test, to lift professionalism in the industry. Directors and executives of consumer lenders will be required to meet a ‘fit and proper person’ test before the creditor can be registered on the Financial Service Providers Register.

Duties on directors and top executives to ensure that lenders comply with their obligations.

More information on the changes is available here.


          Fonterra says it's now forecasting a milk price for farmers this season of between $6.25 and $6.50 per kilogram of milk solids, down from its previous forecast of $6.75      Cache   Translate Page      

By David Hargreaves

Fonterra has had to trim its milk price forecast for this season and has also increased its forecast New Zealand milk collection volumes from 1,525 million kgMS to 1,550 million kgMS in reaction to strong early season production.

Last season Fonterra collected 1,505 million kgMS, so, the new forecast represents a 3% expected production lift for this season.

The dairy co-operative has taken the new approach of providing a range of potential prices, as opposed to the usually seen specific quoted figure.

Fonterra's now saying the milk price for this season could come in between $6.25 and $6.50 per kilogram of milk solids.

This is down from the $6.75 forecast made in August and the season-opening forecast of $7. See dairy payout history here.

ASB chief economist Nick Tuffley said ASB's "back-of-the-envelope estimates" suggest that a downward revision of the milk price from $6.75 per kgMS to $6.25-$6.50 per kgMS would lower farm incomes by $380m-$760m in the 2018/19 season.

"But factoring in Fonterra’s higher volume forecast, the net hit to farm incomes will be in a $220m to $620m range, according to our estimates."

While Fonterra's decided to give a range of potential milk prices, chief executive Miles Hurrell stressed that the Advance Rate to farmers is based on $6.25 per kgMS "and the final price could be outside this range as we are still early in the season and up against considerable volatility".

"We therefore recommend farmers budget with ongoing caution."

The dropping by Fonterra of its milk price puts it now more in line with economists' projections, though if you take the lower $6.25 figure in the range, it actually starts to undercut some of the economists' predictions.

The news that milk productions could now be as much as 3% more than last season may put further downward pressure on global dairy prices, which have been slumping in any case.

Overall prices in American dollars, as measured by the GlobalDairyTrade price index, are down by about 14.5% in the past 12 months - although the falling value of the Kiwi dollar in recent months has alleviated that considerably with the drop in NZ dollar terms being more around 2.5%. 

Hurrell said Fonterra was still seeing strong production coming from Europe, US and Argentina.

"While the hot weather in Europe has slowed down the region’s production growth, it is still tracking ahead of last year. US milk production is up slightly and Argentina’s is up 6.8%.

Global demand "is simply not matching current increases in supply", he said.

“At recent Global Dairy Trade (GDT) events, prices for all products that make up the milk price have fallen. Demand for WMP, in particular, continues to grow in China, and it remains strong across South East Asia, but it simply isn’t matching current levels of supply.”

On the decision to move to forecasting a range of possible milk prices for the season, Hurrell said it was part of Fonterra's intention "to provide the best possible signals".

“We operate in a hugely volatile global market place, so it is very difficult to pinpoint an exact forecast Farmgate Milk Price this early in the season. For example, weather conditions can change suddenly and this can have a significant impact on the global milk supply."

ASB's Tuffley said despite the announcement from Fonterra in reducing its forecast, the medium-term outlook for the sector remains favourable, with strong demand from Chinese and South East Asian consumers.

However, in the short-term, "we expect more downward pressure on dairy prices", he said.

"NZ is at its seasonal peak in production in October and in line with this peak auction volumes are also at their highest level for the year."

This is the statement from Fonterra:

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today revised its 2018/19 forecast Farmgate Milk Price from $6.75 per kgMS to a range of $6.25-$6.50 per kgMS and increased its forecast New Zealand milk collection volumes by 1.3 per cent to 1,550 million kgMS.

Fonterra Chief Executive, Miles Hurrell, says the change in the forecast Farmgate Milk Price was due to a stronger global milk supply relative to demand at this time.

“I know how hard it is for farmers when the forecast Farmgate Milk Price drops, but it’s important they have the most up to date picture so they can make the best decisions for their farming businesses.

“We are still seeing strong production coming from Europe, US and Argentina. While the hot weather in Europe has slowed down the region’s production growth, it is still tracking ahead of last year. US milk production is up slightly and Argentina’s is up 6.8%.

“Here in New Zealand, the season has got off to a positive start, mainly thanks to good weather and early calving in the South Island. As a result, we have increased our forecast milk collections for the year to 1,550 million kgMS – up from 1,525 million kgMS.

Mr Hurrell says that global demand is simply not matching current increases in supply.

“At recent Global Dairy Trade (GDT) events, prices for all products that make up the milk price have fallen. Demand for WMP, in particular, continues to grow in China, and it remains strong across South East Asia, but it simply isn’t matching current levels of supply.”

Talking about the new move to provide a range for the forecast Farmgate Milk Price, Mr Hurrell says it was part of the Co-op’s intention to provide the best possible signals.

“We operate in a hugely volatile global market place, so it is very difficult to pinpoint an exact forecast Farmgate Milk Price this early in the season. For example, weather conditions can change suddenly and this can have a significant impact on the global milk supply.

“As a result, we have chosen to give a range of $6.25-$6.50 per kgMS and be clear that the Advance Rate is based on $6.25 per kgMS and the final price could be outside this range as we are still early in the season and up against considerable volatility. We therefore recommend farmers budget with ongoing caution.”

The timing of today’s update is driven by available market information and is not a DIRA requirement. Fonterra is required to give a forecast for DIRA purposes by 15 December 2018. 


          IMF downgrades growth again; China depreciates, defends against outflows; Hong Kong housing teeters; Canada housing starts droop; UST 10yr at 3.21%; oil up, gold holds; NZ$1 = 64.6 USc; TWI-5 = 68.8      Cache   Translate Page      

Here's our summary of key events overnight that affect New Zealand, with news 'economic growth' is under pressure worldwide.

At their just-ended meeting in Bali, the IMF lowered its forecasts for global economic growth in 2018 to +3.7% and down from +3.9% in their April estimate (which itself was a downgrade), saying the trade tariff wars and instability in emerging markets is cooling many economies. By their new estimates, they think China's growth will cool to +6.2% in 2019. US growth will cool to +2.5%. They say New Zealand will grow +3.1% this year and +3.0% next. (That compares with the last RBNZ estimates of +2.5% this year and +3.3% in 2019.)

China’s effort to support its slowing economy is putting pressure on the yuan. Their challenge is to keep the growth going without triggering capital outflows. To do that they are letting the yuan depreciate - and it hit a 21 month low against the greenback yesterday - while at the same time engineering a very sharp rise in the cost borrowing yuan in offshore markets, especially Hong Kong. That makes the costs of large sudden capital outflows much less attractive. The overnight cost of borrowing yuan for Hong Kong banks jumped to 5% from 1.7% a day earlier, hitting its highest level since May. The rate for one-week lending reached 7.6% yesterday, up +4 percentage points since last week to its highest level in over a year.

To encourage trade, China is increasing the size of its tax rebates for exporters. Plus it has announced an expanded program to clear away shantytowns and replace them with 'modern' housing facilities.

In Hong Kong, there are serious worries that a housing market crash is imminent. Banks are slashing valuations in the face of a turn in the market and industry insiders are claiming this will just make the turn faster and deeper. But of course no bank wants to be behind the trend of declining market prices. A big reveal of the housing market's reliance on 'confidence' underpinning valuations is about to be exposed in Hong Kong.

In Canada, housing starts slipped to a 19 month low. They were particularly weak in Vancouver, but growing in Toronto.

In Mexico, their inflation topped 5% in September and for the first time since March, establishing a new rising trend.

The Gerrman trade surplus grew larger than expected in August, but for all the wrong reasons. Exports actually fell when they were expected to rise, and imports slumped when a small rise was expected. Perhaps the data is seasonal because August is the height of their summer holidays. But it is a worrying sign for them nonetheless.

The UST 10yr yield is lower today at 3.21%. Their 2-10 curve is now at +32 bps. The Aussie Govt 10yr is at 2.78% and up +1 bp from this time yesterday. The China 10yr is at 3.65%, up +2 bps, while the NZ Govt 10yr is at 2.69%, also up +2 bps.

Gold is at US$1,187/oz this morning, a small US$2 rise overnight.

US oil prices are up by about +US$1 today at just over US$75/bbl. The Brent benchmark is now just over US$85/bbl.

The Kiwi dollar is starting today at 64.6 USc having changed little since this time yesterday. On the cross rates we are at 91.1 AUc and at 56.2 euro cents. That leaves the TWI-5 at 68.8 and just off its three year low.

Bitcoin is now at US$6,587 and that is a tiny slip of less than +1% overnight. This rate is charted in the exchange rate set below.

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          Westpac economist Michael Gordon argues capacity constraints are restricting government spending more than its debt rules      Cache   Translate Page      

Finance Minister Grant Robertson has spent the last few months reassuring New Zealanders that even though business confidence has been falling, the economy has actually been performing well.

However, when the first set of annual Crown financial statements published under his watch on Tuesday provided some great headline figures to back up his stance, he retreated a little.

Rather than boasting about the operating balance before gains and losses (OBEGAL) coming in higher than expected at $5.5 billion and the Government reaching its net core Crown debt reduction goal four years ahead of target, Robertson was a tad coy.

He accepted the financials for the year to June 30 gave him a solid “starting point,” but didn’t shy away from admitting that this was in part due to the Government spending its money slower than Treasury had forecast in the 2018 Budget.

So yes, it was great to see revenue (largely from taxes) increase more than expected.

But half of the operational expenditure undershoot from Treasury’s projections, could be attributed to “timing issues”, meaning it’ll be spent next year.

Treasury had expected the Government’s operational spend to reach $105.7 billion, but it only hit $104.0 billion.

Looking at its net core capital expenditure, this was expected to come in at $6.7 billion, but it only reached $5.9 billion (note this is still the highest it’s been since 2009).

Westpac senior economist Michael Gordon believes this shows that “spending up is hard to do”.

“Bottlenecks and capacity constraints have for some time been the main hindrance to a lift in infrastructure spending, not the Government’s self-imposed borrowing limits.”

So Gordon is saying it’s more a matter of the Government not being able to spend more than it is expected to, than it choosing not to do so.

He points to a note he sent out ahead of the Budget in May, in which he explained: “Projected spending is one thing, reality is another.

“From around 2015 the government began to recognise the need for a lift in capital spending, to support the rapid growth in the population. But we’ve yet to see actual spending rise beyond the levels seen over the last decade…

“The Treasury has cited delays and capacity constraints in the construction sector as reasons for the shortfall. In this case, the spending shortfall is added back into the following years’ projections.

“This backlog of delayed spending, plus the additions to spending plans in the last few Budgets, mean that the projections for capital spending over the next few years have ballooned out rapidly…

“The side effect of delayed spending is delayed borrowing. Net core Crown debt has fallen well below what was forecast in recent Budgets.

“Some of that can be put down to a stronger than expected tax take. But it’s also the case that the Government hasn’t had to borrow for projects that have yet to begin.”

Gordon concluded: “While we think that the Government could meet its net debt target quite comfortably, it may not be for the reasons they intended.”

He stands by those comments now, saying: “Overall, the accounts for the June 2018 year suggest a substantial amount of wiggle room for the Government in coming years.

“Some of that wiggle room could quickly disappear – the Treasury’s GDP forecasts are at the top of the market range, so there’s a strong risk that the tax take falls short if the economy doesn’t grow as rapidly as expected.

“But there is also room to provide some extra fiscal stimulus if the economy needs it.

“The challenge will be how to spend it, if bottlenecks are proving to be an issue in a number of areas.”


          Local Domain Names and SEO      Cache   Translate Page      
So my knowledge of SEO is limited to articles online etc no formal training.

In NZ we still have opportunity to find descriptive domain names with the .NZ tld

Like carwasher.nz

Questions:

Lets say there are two domain names carwasher.nz and carwasher.xyz

When a person who is in New Zealand searches for a carwasher in New Zealand.

(Based only on the name not the construction of the site)

Which one would be highest up the search results?

I would assume it would be the .nz tld??

          October 9, 2018 - Haley surprises Washington by quitting as US Ambassador to the UN      Cache   Translate Page      
Simon's live update from Washington for Radio New Zealand's "Morning Report" with presenter Susie Ferguson.
          In-form Kiwi Ferns stars to test Jillaroos      Cache   Translate Page      
New Zealand women’s national rugby league team coach Kelvin Wright has named a host of in-form players from the inaugural NRL Women’s Premiership for Saturday’s Test against Australia. The ageless …
          Christchurch quits Water New Zealand over chlorination 'agenda'      Cache   Translate Page      
The Christchurch City Council has quit Water New Zealand over concerns about the group's "agenda" to promote mandatory water treatment.
          Google reveals updated Chromecast      Cache   Translate Page      
Google Chromecast 2018 official

Google announced a trio of new products on stage at its event today, but it also launched a fourth new device on the Google Store without much fanfare.

An updated version of the Google Chromecast is now available. This 2018 Chromecast boasts a refreshed design, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 1080p video at 60fps, HDMI output, and microUSB for power. Google also touts that its new Chromecast has a 15 percent improvement in hardware speed.

Google also touts that the updated Chromecast offers Live Albums from Google Photos, a feature that'll get you a constantly updating stream of photos on your TV. Coming later this year is a feature that'll let you add Chromecast to speaker groups so that you can listen to music in sync throughout the house.

The 2018 Chromecast is $35 and is available in Chalk and Charcoal color options. It's launching today in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Great Britain, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, and the U.S. and will arrive in more countries in 2019.


          The Warehouse brings off-price retail to NZ with Red Rack      Cache   Translate Page      

New Zealand’s first large-scale off-price branded import model offers big brands at amazing prices in 47 stores nationwide


          First study of migrant sex workers      Cache   Translate Page      

The majority of migrant sex workers in New Zealand who participated in new University of Otago research, are in safe employment situations and working to fund study or travel rather than being desperate, exploited or trafficked, the research shows.


          Lowest price to highest: every Electric Vehicle you can buy in NZ      Cache   Translate Page      
Much has been made of the dramatic rise in popularity of electric vehicles in the New Zealand market, with many claiming that the future is here now.
          Toyota New Zealand issues recall for 1200 vehicles over stalling issues      Cache   Translate Page      
Toyota New Zealand is recalling 1,169 vehicles due to a concern with the fail safe mode in the hybrid system that could lead to stalling.
          Alice Ivy - Chasing Stars NZ      Cache   Translate Page      

One of the hottest acts on Australasia’s electronic scene right now, Alice Ivy, will play her first-ever New Zealand show on Wednesday, October 10 at Neck of the Woods in Auckland. The Melbourne-based artist and ...

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          International artists on tour with NZ String Quartet      Cache   Translate Page      
Two internationally acclaimed musicians, both well-loved by NZ audiences, are touring with members of the New Zealand String Quartet for Chamber Music New Zealand.
          New Zealand Football board member Jon Ormond resigns       Cache   Translate Page      
A member of New Zealand Football's executive committee has resigned following the Muir review.
          Ata Rangi McCrone Vineyard: Tasting the difference      Cache   Translate Page      

How different can wines made from grapes grown on opposite sides of the road be? Rebecca Gibb MW found out during a visit to Ata Rangi in Martinborough, New Zealand, and reports on her favourite Pinot Noir wines tasted.

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Within spitting distance of Ata Rangi's other vineyards...

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          Paralympic athletes to receive same financial support as Olympians      Cache   Translate Page      

Paralympic athletes in New Zealand will now be entitled to financial grants at the same value of Olympians, of up to $20,000.

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          FPSG Professional Recruitment: Audit Assistant Manager      Cache   Translate Page      
$55,000 - $65,000 + bonus: FPSG Professional Recruitment: Working in close partnership with a globally renowned Firm, we have an exceptional Audit opportunity. New Zealand
          EY Australia & New Zealand: Associate - Senior Associate, Financial Services - Assurance       Cache   Translate Page      
Minimum AUD $70,500 (depending on location) including 9.5% superannuation: EY Australia & New Zealand: EY Australia & New Zealand are recruiting for a Senior Associate. Australia / New Zealand
          10/10/2018: SPORT: Brothers to finally play Test together as Tom recovers      Cache   Translate Page      
A shattered cheekbone has not stopped Tom Trbojevic from finally playing alongside his brother Jake for the Kangaroos. The Manly stars will run out together in green and gold for the first time in Saturday’s Auckland Test against New Zealand after Mal...
           Why 6 per cent a year should get the job done       Cache   Translate Page      
Robert McLachlan ... new climate calculations   CUTTING GLOBAL emissions by 6 per cent a year should keep warming to no more than 1.5deg, one of New Zealand's top mathematicians has calculated.
           NEW NATS: We're getting the climate message       Cache   Translate Page      
  THE NATIONAL PARTY says it's going through a "metamorphosis" on climate change - and it appears to include accepting that the way New Zealand uses its land is going to change.
          Watch Sri Lanka Vs. England Cricket 1st ODI Live Stream: Start Time, Preview, How To Watch Live Online      Cache   Translate Page      

Sri Lanka, England, Cricket, Watch Live Online

England, the world’s top-ranked one day international cricket side per the ICC rankings, play their first match since taking two of three from visiting India in July, when they travel to Sri Lanka to face a struggling team coming off a disastrous Asia Cup tournament, in a 50-over day-night match that will live stream on Wednesday from Dambulla.

Sri Lanka barely showed up to the Asia Cup competition, bowing out with two quick losses at the group stage before eventual champion India had even played a single game, as Indian Express reported.

But England have not played abroad since March, other than a single match in Scotland, when they took a five-match ODI series in New Zealand, 3-2, as the BBC reported. But the Three Lions have not won a one-day match in Dambulla, site of the opening match, in four years.

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          10/10/2018: News: Mormon temple plan      Cache   Translate Page      
The Mormon Church plans to build a temple in Auckland – its second one in New Zealand. President Russell Nelson, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced the build during the church’s general conference in Utah in the United...
          10/10/2018: News: Teachers want a slice of extra cash      Cache   Translate Page      
Primary school teachers and principals are on the verge of a second strike over pay offers, and now their union is fuming after the Government’s $5.5 billion surplus announcement. New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) Te Riu Roa said yesterday the...
          10/10/2018: National News: Indigenous NZ in ‘serious trouble’      Cache   Translate Page      

A new national strategy will be developed to address the ‘‘critical’’ state of our country’s indigenous biodiversity, Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has announced. Speaking at Napier’s Ahuriri Estuary yesterday, Sage said New Zealand was a...
          10/10/2018: Business: PM’s fleecing claims add fuel to price fire      Cache   Translate Page      

Petrol companies are pushing back on the prime minister’s claim that New Zealanders are being ‘‘fleeced’’ at the pump. In response to petrol prices hitting record highs, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the Government would rush changes to the...
          10/10/2018: Sport: Ferns owe it to Langman      Cache   Translate Page      

Dishing up a repeat of their shambolic showing in the Constellation Cup opener isn’t an option for the Silver Ferns. Captain Laura Langman will write herself into the New Zealand netball record books in Townsville tonight (9.30pm start NZT) when she...
          10/10/2018: Sport: At a glance      Cache   Translate Page      
Constellation Cup game two, tonight 9.30pm (NZT). New Zealand: Laura Langman (c), Te Paea Selby-Rickit, Maria Folau, Aliyah Dunn, Maia Wilson, Gina Crampton, Erikana Pedersen, Sam Sinclair, Michaela SokolichBeatson, Katrina Grant, Jane Watson, Sulu...
          10/10/2018: Sport: ‘Dents in All Blacks’ armour’ found      Cache   Translate Page      
England sense some vulnerabilities have been exposed in the All Blacks’ game as they get ready for their clash at Twickenham. With the Rugby Championship wrapped up last Sunday with New Zealand’s remarkable 32-30 escape act against the Springboks in...
          10/10/2018: Life: Top spots for ‘fancy toast’      Cache   Translate Page      

The humble but popular avocado on toast was once the unlikely symbol of the New Zealand housing crisis. You’d own a house if only you could stop buying overpriced breakfasts, went the cry. In the background, avocado on toast’s lessermentioned but more...
          Wastewater testing to be rolled out nationally      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Release – New Zealand Police Wastewater testing is set to be rolled out across New Zealand, with the expansion of Police and ESR’s (Institute of Environmental Science and Research) pilot programme. Testing will be rolled out to 38 sites across the 12 Police districts this month and will capture 80% of New Zealand’s population. […]
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Ankommende rejsende til New Zealand kan få bøde på omkring 20.000 kroner, hvis de ikke vil oplyse grænsepolitiet om koden til for eksempel deres mobiltelefon.
          Yellow Turquoise Christine Fascinator Hat for Weddings, Races, and Special Events With Headband by Hatsbycressida      Cache   Translate Page      

70.00 USD

Sinamay bow and feathers

Measures about 8 inches wide

It is mounted with a headband. We will always try and match the fascinator colour to the headband. If the colour is unavailable then we will use BLACK. If you dont want black please state your hair colour at checkout and we will use a band that matches your hair.

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          Kate - Candy Pink Fascinator Hat for Weddings, Races, and Special Events With Headband (40 colours) by Hatsbycressida      Cache   Translate Page      

75.00 USD

Gorgeous sinamay loops

Measures about 12 Inches wide


It is mounted with a headband. We will always try and match the fascinator colour to the headband. If the colour is unavailable then we will use BLACK. If you dont want black please state your hair colour at checkout and we will use a band that matches your hair.

Unsure about colour? We send can send free colour samples anywhere in the world. Simply email us with colours and address. Samples can take a week to 10 days so be sure to ask early.

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          Petia Small Pale Orange Fascinator Hat for Weddings, Races, and Special Events With Headband by Hatsbycressida      Cache   Translate Page      

175.00 USD

Beautiful Small Petia Fascinator

Measures about 10 inches wide

It is mounted with a headband. We will always try and match the fascinator colour to the headband. If the colour is unavailable then we will use BLACK. If you dont want black please state your hair colour at checkout and we will use a band that matches your hair.

Unsure about colour? We send can send free colour samples anywhere in the world. Simply email us with colours and address. Samples can take a week to 10 days so be sure to ask early.

Do you need your hat or fascinator in a hurry? We can deliver your hat or fascinator in 3 days via UPS to USA for $45 dollars via UPS and is a guaranteed service within 3 days. If you live in Australia, New Zealand or Asia, cost is $75. Normal shipping takes 7-10 days as this is shipped from the UK.

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          Petia Small Fuchsia Pink Fascinator Hat for Weddings, Races, and Special Events With Headband by Hatsbycressida      Cache   Translate Page      

175.00 USD

Beautiful Small Petia Fascinator

Measures about 10 inches wide

It is mounted with a headband. We will always try and match the fascinator colour to the headband. If the colour is unavailable then we will use BLACK. If you dont want black please state your hair colour at checkout and we will use a band that matches your hair.

Unsure about colour? We send can send free colour samples anywhere in the world. Simply email us with colours and address. Samples can take a week to 10 days so be sure to ask early.

Do you need your hat or fascinator in a hurry? We can deliver your hat or fascinator in 3 days via UPS to USA for $45 dollars via UPS and is a guaranteed service within 3 days. If you live in Australia, New Zealand or Asia, cost is $75. Normal shipping takes 7-10 days as this is shipped from the UK.

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          Petia Small Lime Fascinator Hat for Weddings, Races, and Special Events With Headband by Hatsbycressida      Cache   Translate Page      

175.00 USD

Beautiful Small Petia Fascinator

Measures about 10 inches wide

It is mounted with a headband. We will always try and match the fascinator colour to the headband. If the colour is unavailable then we will use BLACK. If you dont want black please state your hair colour at checkout and we will use a band that matches your hair.

Unsure about colour? We send can send free colour samples anywhere in the world. Simply email us with colours and address. Samples can take a week to 10 days so be sure to ask early.

Do you need your hat or fascinator in a hurry? We can deliver your hat or fascinator in 3 days via UPS to USA for $45 dollars via UPS and is a guaranteed service within 3 days. If you live in Australia, New Zealand or Asia, cost is $75. Normal shipping takes 7-10 days as this is shipped from the UK.

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          Large Yellow Turquoise Viktoria Fascinator Hat for Weddings, Occasions and Parties on a Headband by Hatsbycressida      Cache   Translate Page      

95.00 USD

Gorgeous yellow sinamay and feather facsinator

Measures about 22 inches wide

It is mounted with a headband. We will always try and match the fascinator colour to the headband. If the colour is unavailable then we will use BLACK. If you dont want black please state your hair colour at checkout and we will use a band that matches your hair.

Unsure about colour? We send can send free colour samples anywhere in the world. Simply email us with colours and address. Samples can take a week to 10 days so be sure to ask early.

Do you need your hat or fascinator in a hurry? We can deliver your hat or fascinator in 3 days via UPS to USA for $45 dollars via UPS and is a guaranteed service within 3 days. If you live in Australia, New Zealand or Asia, cost is $75. Normal shipping takes 7-10 days as this is shipped from the UK.

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          Cleo Red White Fascinator Hat for Weddings, Races, and Special Events With Headband(20 colours) by Hatsbycressida      Cache   Translate Page      

65.00 USD

Netting trimmed with hackle and coque feathers.

Measures 6-7 Inches

It is mounted with a headband. We will always try and match the fascinator colour to the headband. If the colour is unavailable then we will use BLACK. If you dont want black please state your hair colour at checkout and we will use a band that matches your hair.

Unsure about colour? We send can send free colour samples anywhere in the world. Simply email us with colours and address. Samples can take a week to 10 days so be sure to ask early.

Do you need your hat or fascinator in a hurry? We can deliver your hat or fascinator in 3 days via UPS to USA for $45 dollars via UPS and is a guaranteed service within 3 days. If you live in Australia, New Zealand or Asia, cost is $75. Normal shipping takes 7-10 days as this is shipped from the UK.

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          Cleo Lilac Fascinator Hat for Weddings, Races, and Special Events With Headband(20 colours) by Hatsbycressida      Cache   Translate Page      

65.00 USD

Netting trimmed with hackle and coque feathers.

Measures 6-7 Inches

It is mounted with a headband. We will always try and match the fascinator colour to the headband. If the colour is unavailable then we will use BLACK. If you dont want black please state your hair colour at checkout and we will use a band that matches your hair.

Unsure about colour? We send can send free colour samples anywhere in the world. Simply email us with colours and address. Samples can take a week to 10 days so be sure to ask early.

Do you need your hat or fascinator in a hurry? We can deliver your hat or fascinator in 3 days via UPS to USA for $45 dollars via UPS and is a guaranteed service within 3 days. If you live in Australia, New Zealand or Asia, cost is $75. Normal shipping takes 7-10 days as this is shipped from the UK.

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          Eagle - Royal Fascinator Kentucky Derby or Wedding Hat With Headband by Hatsbycressida      Cache   Translate Page      

140.00 USD

Royal Blue Feathered Fascinator

Body measures about 22 inches wide

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Unsure about colour? We send can send free colour samples anywhere in the world. Simply email us with colours and address. Samples can take a week to 10 days so be sure to ask early.

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          Murphy my inspiration: Jillaroos skipper      Cache   Translate Page      
Inspiration won't be far away for Ali Brigginshaw when she steps up as Jillaroos skipper in Saturday's Auckland Test against New Zealand.
          New Zealand September Credit Card Spending Climbs 1.3%       Cache   Translate Page      

Overall credit card spending in New Zealand advanced a seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent on month in September, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday - accelerating from the 1.1 percent gain in August.

Retail credit card spending gained 1.1 percent on month - exceeding expectations for an increase of 0.6 percent and up from 1.0 percent in the previous month.

Core retail spending (which excludes the vehicle-related industries) rose 1.1 percent in September after a 0.9 percent rise in August.

By industry, the movements were: consumables, up NZ$20 million (1.0 percent); durables, up NZ$9.9 million (0.8 percent); hospitality, up NZ$3.7 million (0.4 percent); fuel, up NZ$2.7 million (0.4 percent); apparel, up NZ$2.7 million (0.9 percent); and vehicles (excluding fuel), up NZ$1.4 million (0.8 percent).

The total value of electronic card spending, including the two non-retail categories (services and other non-retail), rose 1.3 percent in September. This follows a 1.2 percent rise in August.

The non-retail (excluding services) category rose NZ$20 million (1.3 percent) and the services category rose NZ$3.7 million (1.3 percent). The non-retail (excluding services) category includes travel, health, and wholesaling.

Cardholders made 143 million transactions across all industries in September, worth an average value of NZ$48 per transaction. The total amount spent using electronic cards was NZ$6.9 billion.

For the third quarter of 2018, spending in the retail industries rose 2.3 percent on quarter, while spending in the core retail industries rose 2.1 percent.

By industry, the movements were: consumables, up NZ$140 million (2.4 percent); fuel, up NZ$65 million (3.4 percent); hospitality, up NZ$55 million (1.8 percent); durables, up NZ$54 million (1.4 percent); vehicles (excluding fuel), up NZ$8.2 million (1.6 percent); and apparel, up NZ$1.2 million (0.1 percent).

The total value of electronic card spending, including the two non-retail categories (services and other non-retail), was up NZ$425 million (2.0 percent) in the third quarter. This follows a 0.5 percent rise in the second quarter.

The non-retail (excluding services) category rose NZ$44 million (1.0 percent) and the services category rose NZ$15 million (1.8 percent).

Retail spending using electronic cards was NZ$16 billion in Q3, up NZ$773 million (5.2 percent) from a year earlier.


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          Blindness focus of new agreement in PNG      Cache   Translate Page      
Eye services in Papua New Guinea are set to receive more support after the PNG government signed a new agreement with the Fred Hollows Foundation of New Zealand.
          Genealogy News Bytes - 9 October 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

Some of the genealogy news items across my desktop the last three days include:

1)  News Articles:


 
Ancestry Product Update: Get a Link to Share Your Tree

Cemetery case puts property rights issue before high court

The Genealogy Event NYC Celebrating Irish History and Heritage
2)  New or Updated Record Databases:

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Added or Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 30 September to 6 October 2018

*  Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 30 September to 6 October 2018

*  New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of October 8, 2018

*  3,090 Birth, Marriage, and Death Record Collection Links from the U.S.

*  Advantage Preservation Adds 300K Historical Newspaper Pages - September, 2018

3)  Genealogy Education:

 GeneaWebinars Calendar


*  Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars for October 2018

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 10 October, 5 p.m. PDT:  In Search of My Brother's Mother - An Adoption Story, by Beth Foulk

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Friday, 12 October, 11 a.m. PDT:  Strategies for Using FamilySearch, by Shannon Combs-Bennett

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar: On the Go: Using Your Mobile Device for Genealogy, by Guy Tspye

*  Research Like a Pro Podcast:  RLP 13: Education

*  Genealogy Connection Podcast:  #049 - Angela Walton-Raji, Speaker, Writer, and Podcaster

*  Extreme Genes Podcast/Radio Show:  Episode 254 – Bent Prop Project Bringing Home World War II Casualties / Arizona Woman Finds Birth Family, Becomes “Search Angel”

*  Fisher’s Top Tips Podcast:  #008 – There Is No Single Expert In Family History Research

*  Ancestry YouTube:  Search Tips to Find Names | Ancestry Academy | Ancestry

*  Ancestral Findings YouTube:  AF-199: 3 Genealogy Blunders to Avoid

*  DearMYRTLE YouTube:  WACKY Wednesday - RootsFinder

*  Lisa Louise Cooke Genealogy Gems YouTube:  Genealogy Roots Recap: The Un Conference at Sandy Utah Oct. 2018

4)  Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Tuesday, October 9,  2018


5)  DNA Stories:

*  DNA Quest Success: New Zealand Siblings Living Just Miles Apart Meet for the First Time!

*  Mother, Daughter Meet for the First Time in 52 Years

 How Ancestry.com helped two strangers discover they're brothers

6)  Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 5 October 2018?

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          Comment on Lundy loses appeal by Fentex      Cache   Translate Page      
<blockquote>I mean that this DNA evidence is one million, million, million times more likely to occur if the DNA in these two samples from the polo shirt originated from Ms Christine Lundy, rather than from someone else unrelated to her and chosen at random from the general New Zealand population.</blockquote> Not that I'm disputing the meaning of any decision, but this statement is not true - it's a clear exaggeration as the 9 ~ 12 positions used for comparison in DNA tests do not offer a quintillion variations.
          Comment on Rutherford asks why the Government won’t act on petrol prices by gump      Cache   Translate Page      
New Zealand currently produces about 1/3 of the oil we consume each year. However almost all of our local production is exported because it is very high quality and therefore much more valuable than the cheap stuff we import for refining into petrol. If we developed a larger domestic oil industry then we would just export more oil for the same reason. Why would you turn expensive oil into petrol when you could import cheaper oil for the same job?
          Kiwis spend higher percentage of salaries on fuel than most in developed world      Cache   Translate Page      
Discussions about the fuel price are often fixated on price per litre, but the number we should really be looking at is the percentage of salary spent on fuel annually.Data from the website Global Petrol Prices shows that New Zealanders...
          Top sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke 'humbled' to receive top honour      Cache   Translate Page      
Top Kiwi sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke say they are "humbled" to be made Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit and hope to inspire young Kiwis to dream big. The Olympic gold medallists and America's Cup-winning pair were...
          Police and ESR scientists' illegal-drug tests of wastewater to expand to 80 per cent of New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page      
Wastewater flushed down drains and toilets by 80 per cent of the country will be examined for evidence of methamphetamine and other illegal drugs.Signs of cannabis use will also be tested in Northland and Auckland under an expanded...
          Be Fully Informed About Earthquakes      Cache   Translate Page      

Wazzup Pilipinas!

It's a grim reality: tremors of magnitude no less than 2.0 happen each day all over the world. A considerable lot of these are not by any means recognizable. The core of our planet is indeed hyper-active.

Big scale quakes of magnitude 7.0 and more happen at least once a month.The number of big-scale earthquakes has been on a steady rise.

How do Earthquakes Occur?
It happens when there is movement in the earth’s crust. When the tectonic plates collide or diverge along a fault line, explosive energy is released causing tremors that reach the earth’s surface.

Can an Earthquake Be Predicted?
At the moment no scientific calculations or machine intelligence can pinpoint the time and date that an earthquake can strike. Scientists can only make theoretical predictions of ‘where’ and ‘how’ by analyzing past data.

What Makes Earthquakes Dangerous?
It is the fact that we are always caught unawares. But again, the damage and injuries from the fall of buildings and collapse of infrastructure add to the danger. Earthquakes cause gas leaks, fires, and landslides. Victims can also catch infectious diseases when sewers burst open and fresh water is contaminated.

Tips to Stay Safe during an Earthquake
Don’t expect an evacuation call before an earthquake strikes. If you live in a region where tremors occur frequently, you should always stay ready.

When the tremor hits, get down fast and get cover. Hold on to something sturdy as you stay under a table or bed. That will help to protect you from falling debris.

Don’t be tempted to run outside– it is much worse out there where buildings may fall on you. Don’t stand in the doorway either. You might get thrown out by the force of the tremor. Also, a preparation measure would be to bolster your doors and secure your beds and tables with fasteners. That is if you live in parts of the world that directly sit on fault lines. These include Tokyo, Los Angeles, Jakarta, and Manila among others.

Significant earthquakes in the last decade
The biggest shocks in the past decade include the 7.9 magnitude quake of Sichuan Province in China, 2008. 87,000 people perished. A 7.5 magnitude shake in 2008 also hit Sumatra in Indonesia. However, the Haiti quake of 2010, with a 7.0 magnitude was more disastrous, taking with it 300,000 lives.

Christchurch in New Zealand saw its share of peril when a magnitude 6.3 hit in 2011. In the same year, North Eastern Japan sustained a hit from 9.0 magnitude earthquake. 2013 was Pakistani where magnitude 7.7 shake claimed 828 lives in Baluchistan province.
700 people lost their life in China 2014 when a 6.2 magnitude struck Yunnan province. In 2015 the same disaster struck in Nepal, affecting 8 million lives. The tremor started an avalanche from Mt Everest that claimed at least a dozen lives.
In 2016, Ecuador got hit with a 7.8 magnitude quake. In the same year, a magnitude 6.3 claimed 300 lives in Rome. In 2017, Central Mexico suffered a magnitude 7.1 quake that claimed 300 lives.

How to get involved to help victims?
Work with UNICEF or Red Cross either as a donor or volunteer. This is an organization that helps in emergency responses. They provide water, food, sanitation and medical aid to victims of catastrophes.

You can also donate blood.
You never know where or when earthquakes happen. Today is them tomorrow if it could be us. Stay safe, and lend a hand when humanity calls upon you.

          Global stocks weighed down by China economy fears      Cache   Translate Page      

LONDON — Global stock markets fell Monday as investors responded to the weekend decision from the Chinese monetary authorities to reduce the amount of capital that banks are required to hold, a move that stoked concerns that the world's number 2 economy is struggling in the face of the tariff dispute with the U.S.

KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was down 0.9 percent at 12,000 while the CAC 40 in France fell 0.9 percent, too, to 5,310. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 0.6 percent lower at 7,272. U.S. stocks were poised to open lower too with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures down 0.3 percent. Trading on Wall Street is expected to be light as the federal government, bond markets and much of the country observe Columbus Day. However, light liquidity levels have the potential to accentuate moves one way or the other.

CHINA RATE CUT: Beijing injected money into its cooling economy by reducing the level of reserves banks are required to hold. Economists say that should free up some 1.2 trillion yuan ($175 billion) for lending. The central bank told banks to lend more to entrepreneurs. Chinese leaders are trying to shore up economic growth that began to cool after Beijing tightened lending controls last year to rein in a debt boom. A tariff fight with U.S. President Donald Trump has added to downward pressure on growth. After a weeklong holiday, the Shanghai Composite ended its first day back almost 4 percent lower.

ANALYST TAKE: This drives the idea that further retaliatory measures against U.S. trade tariffs will follow," said James Hughes, chief market analyst at AxiTrader.

US RATES: Also weighing on stocks is the growing expectation that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates even further than markets currently expect. The shift in expectations has come after further solid jobs data reduced the U.S. unemployment rate to a near 40-year low of 3.7 percent and comments from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell that the level of U.S. interest rates are a "long way" from holding back economic growth.

ASIA'S DAY: The Shanghai Composite Index tumbled 3.7 percent to 2,716.51 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng retreated 1.4 percent to 26,201.08. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday. Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 lost 1.4 percent to 6,100.30 and Seoul's Kospi was off 0.6 percent at 2,253.83. India's Sensex declined 0.3 percent to 34,267.77. Jakarta gained while New Zealand, Taiwan and Singapore retreated.

ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude tumbled $1.01 to $73.33 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange while Brent crude, used to price international oils, dropped $1.16 to $83.

CURRENCY: The euro dropped 0.4 percent to $1.1478 while the dollar declined 0.3 percent to 113.36 yen.

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          Senators Question Super Micro on Report of Chinese Hardware Hack - Bloomberg      Cache   Translate Page      

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Senators Question Super Micro on Report of Chinese Hardware Hack
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          Whanganui hosts Central Water Ski School at Lake Wiritoa      Cache   Translate Page      
Juniors from throughout the North Island are honing their skills at a training camp at Lake Wiritoa in Whanganui ahead of the water skiing tournament season beginnig in December.The Wanganui Water Ski Club is hosting the New Zealand...
          The sacrifices Kiwis are making to afford petrol      Cache   Translate Page      
Some New Zealanders are selling their cars, downsizing, only doing essential trips, cutting out of town family visits and spending less on groceries to cope with the rising cost of petrol. Earlier this week, Prime Minister Jacinda...
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There's been a bit of a splash at Suzuki New Zealand's headquarters in Whanganui; the marine division has come back on board.Simon Meade, Suzuki's general manager for motorcycles and ATVs, has added the marine division to his responsibilities."It's...
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Wastewater flushed down drains and toilets by 80 per cent of the country will be examined for evidence of methamphetamine and other illegal drugs.Signs of cannabis use will also be tested in Northland and Auckland under an expanded...
          Pastor Neville Johnson. Liked blow jobs from his three young AOG church secretaries. Academy of Light Maleny, Queensland, Australia. Former head pastor at Queen St Assemblies of God Church in Auckland New Zealand.      Cache   Translate Page      
Neville Johnson

“Pastor” Neville Johnson today. Still an errant false prophet, liar and con-artist. Neville Johnson has conned many people out of large sums of money in Ponzi schemes in recent times. Angry victims are looking for his home address to recover their lost savings even asking me if I know where he lives. He lives in Maleny, Queensland. Its a small town so you’ll easily find him.

Neville Johnson

“Pastor” Neville Johnson. Academy of Light Ministries, Maleny, Queensland, Australia. Liked blow-jobs from his three young church secretaries while praying to the Lord and fasting in Auckland, New Zealand motel rooms with them.

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          Indian Junior Men’s Team Lifts Sultan of Johor Cup Hockey Tourney      Cache   Translate Page      

Story 2- India Win Hockey

NET Bureau

Skipper Mandeep Mor's well-executed penalty corner in the 42nd minute helped Indian junior men's team beat Japan 1-0 to register their third successive victory at the 8th Sultan of Johor Cup in Johor Bahru, Malaysia on Tuesday.

The rain-affected India-Japan match which was stopped for a few minutes during the first quarter was an intensely fought one. Earlier in the tournament, India Colts had won 2-1 against Malaysia and 7-1 against New Zealand.

India will next take on defending champions Australia in their fourth match tomorrow.
Earlier in the day, the other match between Great Britain and Australia ended in a 2-2 draw.

SOURCE: All India Radio

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          10/10/2018: WORLD: Bored man breaks art      Cache   Translate Page      
A NEW Zealand man has snapped in half a $NZ1 million sculpture project after a boredom-fuelled attempt to climb the fragile artwork went awry. Hunter Macdonald was hospitalised after the needlelike pole titled Water Whirler, on the Wellington...
          10/10/2018: WORLD: NZ makes huge gains      Cache   Translate Page      
THE New Zealand Government has unveiled a bumper $NZ5.5 billion ($A5 billion) surplus. Debt has fallen to target levels four years early. The surplus for the year to June was the country’s largest since 2008 and is about $NZ2.4 billion ahead of...
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These detailed maps of New Zealand show some of the major fault lines in the North and South Islands. Some smaller faultlines can also be seen on the map - for best results, print this in at least A3 size. 

          * NEW * New Zealand Writing Exemplars Individual Assessment Record      Cache   Translate Page      
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    Air New Zealand is blaming Auckland Airport for "failing to provide clear direction and timelines" for the airline's planned passenger lounge - an accusation rejected by the airport.
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              Event Update For 2018-10-07      Cache   Translate Page      




    http://jumpingjackflashhypothesis.blogspot.com/2012/02/jumping-jack-flash-hypothesis-its-gas.html




    The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.




    A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
    B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
    C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
    D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
    E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
    F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.




    Category: Variety Pack

    2018-10-07 - IPCC scientists issue life-or-death warning on global warming:
    http://www.voanews.com/a/un-climate-change-report/4603949.html
    http://www.telegraphherald.com/article_80f5b069-040f-5c43-af6c-7f557e9e20a0.html
    http://www.ksl.com/article/46402109/un-report-on-global-warming-carries-life-or-death-warning
    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/science/article/UN-report-on-global-warming-carries-life-or-death-13288950.php
    http://week.com/news/national-news-from-the-associated-press/2018/10/07/un-report-on-global-warming-carries-life-or-death-warning/
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-guardian-on-latest-ipcc-climate.html
    http://www.yahoo.com/news/scientists-just-laid-paths-solve-045004042.html
    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45784892
    http://apnews.com/5e2cdafcbdb8429d96fd3b3b91b880d6
    http://ipcc.ch/report/sr15/

    Quote: "Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet, an international panel of scientists reported Sunday. But they provide little hope the world will rise to the challenge."

    Note: Preventing that much warming is impossible. Even if every power plant and car were scrapped and every single human being blew their brains out, today, the methane now spewing from the permafrost and the seas in the Arctic would cause waaaay more than that much warming through unstoppable feedbacks that are already in progress and escalating rapidly. So their hearts are in the right place - and I presume they also don't wanna die - but realistically, logically, they're seeking a goal that's not possible. The best we can do is slow down our extinction, and even then not by much, and that's assuming we were even seriously making the effort to slow our demise, and we are, if anything, working to HASTEN our extermination. Pursuing the recommended goals would help postpone - not avoid - human extinction, but hey, the more postponing we can do the better if you're one of those wanna-stay-alive types...

    2018-10-07 - Trump administration has entered Stage 5 climate denial:
    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/oct/08/the-trump-administration-has-entered-stage-5-climate-denial

    2018-10-07 - Person found dead in burning pickup truck in the wee hours near Northway and Parking Street in Greendale (Wisconsin):
    http://www.channel3000.com/news/greendale-police-investigate-fatal-truck-fire/804353260
    http://fox6now.com/2018/10/07/medical-examiner-investigates-fatal-truck-fire-in-greendale/
    http://www.wisn.com/article/medical-examiner-called-to-greendale-after-vehicle-fire/23629749
    http://waow.com/news/wisconsin-news-from-the-associated-press/2018/10/08/greendale-police-investigate-fatal-truck-fire/
    http://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/wisconsin-department-of-justice-investigating-deadly-truck-fire-in-the-village-of-greendale
    http://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/wisconsin/articles/2018-10-08/greendale-police-investigate-fatal-truck-fire
    http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/2018/10/07/report-car-fire-turned-into-death-investigation/1559499002/
    http://www.cbs58.com/news/body-found-in-burning-car-in-greendale
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KuZK_d4FWQ

    2018-10-07 - Passenger plane engine bursts into flame at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas (Nevada):
    http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2018/10/jetblue-airbus-a321-200-n923jb-incident.html
    http://news3lv.com/news/local/delta-passengers-safe-at-mccarran-gate-after-jet-engine-catches-fire
    http://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2018/10/08/no-one-hurt-after-jetblue-flight-to-boston-aborts-vegas-after-engine-fire
    http://www.fox5vegas.com/news/engine-fire-on-jetblue-flight-reported-at-mccarran-airport/article_610520e8-ca6d-11e8-917e-4b74a99b58d0.html
    http://flipboard.com/topic/flying/engine-fire-on-jetblue-flight-reported-at-mccarran-airport/f-2819a0d733%2Ffox5vegas.com
    http://www.newsminer.com/news/national/no-one-hurt-after-jetblue-engine-fire-aborts-vegas-takeoff/article_c44d032b-bef7-5793-bcc5-b1b262fad0a3.html
    http://boston.cbslocal.com/2018/10/07/jetblue-las-vegas-boston-engine-catches-fire/

    Quote: "A JetBlue flight with 146 people on board experienced an engine fire and had to return to the gate after it was extinguished just before noon Sunday at McCarran International Airport."

    Note: This is the 169th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

    2018-10-07 - Tanker ship 'Feng Huang AO' disabled by fire off the coast of Massachusetts:
    http://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2018/23853/tanker-disabled-fire-towed-new-york/
    http://www.wdtimes.com/news/national/article_0336d43b-8d1f-57c2-b299-69d4c72119c3.html
    http://www.mvtimes.com/2018/10/05/asphalt-tanker-engine-ingnites-off-nantucket/
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-ny--tanker-fire-20181009-story.html
    http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/10/09/tanker-disabled-by-fire-towed-to-new-york/
    http://www.oleantimesherald.com/news/nation/fire-breaks-out-aboard-asphalt-tanker-off-mass-towed-to/article_e9d9d5f5-3a40-5156-af99-d36d5ce79aea.html
    http://www.fox5ny.com/news/engine-fire-disables-asphalt-tanker

    Quote: "The Coast Guard says a tanker loaded with asphalt has been safely towed to New York after an engine-room fire in the Atlantic Ocean more than 50 miles (80 kilometers) off Massachusetts. The 479-foot (146-meter) Feng Huang AO arrived Monday, three days after the fire. On-board fire suppression systems extinguished the blaze without any injuries to the 21-member crew, but the main engine and electrical generators were disabled with the ship 57 miles (92 kilometers) southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts."

    2018-10-07 - At least 86 boats and 4 vehicles destroyed by fire at 5:22 AM at boat storage business in Buford (Georgia), 2200 feet from Lake Lanier:
    http://patch.com/georgia/buford/86-boats-lost-during-fire-buford-dam-road-boat-storage
    http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/86-boats-4-vehicles-destroyed-fire-buford-business/
    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/nearly-90-boats-catch-fire-at-gwinnett-boat-storage-facility/848490956
    http://www.ajc.com/news/crews-fight-fire-gwinnett-boat-storage-facility/Ra5SLNmDGNlMAWAtcx1WzN/
    http://accesswdun.com/article/2018/10/721452/cause-of-buford-fire-that-destroyed-86-boats-still-undetermined
    http://www.11alive.com/article/news/local/buford/more-than-80-boats-destroyed-by-huge-fire-at-lake-lanier-storage-facility/85-601714261
    http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/local/massive-fire-destroys-boat-storage-facility-near-lake-lanier-in/article_1ff24422-ca32-11e8-8fcf-33d90ded1958.html
    http://thebrunswicknews.com/news/state_news/dozens-of-boats-burn-in-fire-at-georgia-storage-facility/article_5ed83556-9bd6-5497-a8c1-1518e8862097.html
    http://www.cbs46.com/news/storage-facility-and-boats-go-up-in-flames-in-buford/article_ebf45026-ca30-11e8-b839-1f855fc71e25.html
    http://www.wsbradio.com/news/local/dozens-boats-burn-fire-georgia-storage-facility/rnTHpLVISdVbgxUzcgIj7M/
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chS5_EkKaSU

    Quote: "An early morning fire at Buford Dam Road Boat Storage, just south of the Hall County line, destroyed 86 boats and four vehicles, according to Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services. An adjoining motorcycle shop also was damaged in the blaze, which was reported at 5:22 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, by an employee who provides security overnight."

    2018-10-07 - Two boats destroyed by fire while parked at business on Sawmill Creek Road in coastal Sitka (Alaska):
    http://vimeo.com/293875852

    2018-10-07 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked on coastal Shelter Island (California):
    http://www.10news.com/news/crews-battling-boat-fire-on-shelter-island

    Quote: "A fire broke out on a boat around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night. The boat was at 2330 Shelter Island Drive, near Bali Hai. Officials say the boat was a 40 inch vessel."

    Note: A yacht for really tiny people! Heh, they must have meant feet, not inches. These are the 888th-977th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

    2018-10-07 - Hurricane Michael strengthens, churns toward Florida:
    http://cbs12.com/news/local/michael-strengthens-into-a-hurricane
    http://www.cnn.com/2018/10/08/us/tropical-storm-michael-emergency-wxc/index.html
    http://www.news4jax.com/weather/hurricane/michael-now-a-hurricane-headed-for-florida-panhandle
    http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2018/10/floridadeclares-state-of-emergency-as.html
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjWSFGKcRRU




    2018-10-07 - Unknown massive explosion and mushroom cloud alarm people in coastal Cow Bay (Australia):
    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=EX-20181008-64949-AUS
    http://www.newsport.com.au/2018/october/residents-report-massive-explosion-in-cow-bay/

    Quote: "On social media a Cow Bay resident said they thought the noise and subsequent shockwave resembled a plane crashing creating a stir on the community page. Another resident thought it sounded like a gas explosion and reported they witnessed a giant orange mushroom cloud rising from the area. Fire services however have dealt with the matter and confirmed it was not considered serious."

    2018-10-07 - Dry cleaning business destroyed by explosion and fire in Omaha (Nebraska):
    http://www.ketv.com/article/reported-explosion-fire-near-168th-and-audrey/23630033
    http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/it-was-loud-like-a-big-shock-wave-building-near/article_2080dff4-a8d0-5f59-816f-69b385e3de8c.html
    http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/dry-cleaning-building-collapses-after-fire-in-omaha/article_b85133d1-d830-5a0c-be66-817357fcc7a3.html
    http://www.nptelegraph.com/news/state/dry-cleaning-building-collapses-after-fire-in-omaha/article_67288e51-1dc9-55ef-8ee9-b9e575b995da.html
    http://www.3newsnow.com/news/local-news/sunday-explosion-at-gretna-dry-cleaners

    2018-10-07 - Landfill erupts in flame in coastal Angelsea (Australia):
    http://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/blaze-starts-at-second-transfer-station-in-less-than-24-hours-20181007-p50882.html
    http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/news/geelong/cfa-fights-waste-fire-at-anglesea-landfill/news-story/a1c6591910bad990cd6603c9fc7d30f6
    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/cfa-fights-waste-fire-at-anglesea-landfill/news-story/a1c6591910bad990cd6603c9fc7d30f6
    http://www.bay939.com.au/news/local-news/98352-smoke-alert-as-anglesea-waste-dump-ignites

    2018-01-07 - Huge oil storage tank explodes and burns for 17 hours in coastal Goyang (South Korea):
    http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2018/10/07/0200000000AEN20181007001951320.html
    http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20181007000240
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9a4P9eqzSI

    2018-10-07 - Lumber yard goes up in flames, fire spreads to businesses, in Florence (California):
    http://abc7.com/lumber-yard-fire-spreads-to-nearby-buildings-in-florence/4437466/
    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Commercial-Structure-Fire-Explodes-in-South-LA_Los-Angeles-495718151.html

    2018-10-07 - Wildfire breaks out, grows quickly to 4,500 acres, in Solano County bear Suisun City (California):
    http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/10/07/vacaville-fire-along-highway-forces-closure-smoke-drifting-into-east-bay/
    http://abc7news.com/brush-fires-burn-structures-prompt-highway-closures-near-vacaville/4434420/
    http://www.sfgate.com/california-wildfires/article/fires-Solano-co-fairfield-rio-vista-closed-roads-13288533.php
    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/10/07/solano-county-fires-highway-12-interstate-505/
    http://www.ktvu.com/news/heavy-smoke-reported-throughout-bay-area-due-to-solano-fire
    http://www.ktvu.com/news/2-alarm-grass-fire-in-solano-county-prompts-highway-12-closure
    http://patch.com/california/suisuncity/vegetation-fire-erupts-solano-county
    http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2018/10/07/fire-brush-fire-solano-county/

    2018-10-07 - Brush fire breaks out near US 101 near coastal San Jose (California):
    http://www.ktvu.com/news/cal-fire-responds-to-brush-fire-near-hwy-101-in-san-jose
    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Brush-Fire-Sparks-Near-Highway-101-South-of-San-Jose-495451141.html

    2018-10-07 - Wildfire rages in coastal Sintra-Cascais Natural Park near Lisbon (Portugal):
    http://kstp.com/national/700-firefighters-in-portugal-battle-wildfire-west-of-lisbon/5099228/
    http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2018/10/07/700-firefighters-in-portugal-battle-wildfire-west-of-lisbon.html
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/portugal-wildfires-firefighters-injured-national-park-evacuation-a8572781.html
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/firefighters-battle-wildfire-in-national-park-west-of-lisbon/2018/10/07/ba3c3c20-ca07-11e8-9c0f-2ffaf6d422aa_story.html
    http://www.itv.com/news/2018-10-07/hundreds-evacuated-as-firefighters-battle-raging-fire-in-portugal/
    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/nation-world/world/article219633220.html
    http://www.islandpacket.com/news/nation-world/world/article219633220.html
    http://www.whig.com/article/20181007/AP/310079961

    2018-10-07 - Passenger bus bursts into flame near the Palace of Serbia in Belgrade (Serbia):
    http://navva.org/serbia/nation/bus-bukit-burning-in-palata-serbia-passengers-panicked-others-without-personal-effects-video-telegraph/

    Note: This is the 572nd bus to burn in 2018...

    2018-10-07 - Two tractor trailers, forklift, pickup truck and building destroyed by fire at business in Winder (Georgia):
    http://accesswdun.com/print/2018/10/721759/fire-remains-under-investigation-in-barrow-county
    http://www.barrowjournal.com/archives/13317-Building,-vehicles-damaged-in-fire-on-Bankhead-Highway.html

    Quote: "Two tractor trailers, a small building, forklift and pickup truck were destroyed in the blaze."

    2018-10-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Gregory Highway in Llanarth (Australia):
    http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/news/crime-court/car-truck-destroyed-in-separate-blazes/news-story/d22c413e40ce1ec84b290d837217c48b
    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/car-truck-destroyed-in-separate-blazes/news-story/d22c413e40ce1ec84b290d837217c48b
    http://www.power100.com.au/news/local-news/146618-truck-fire-in-charters-towers-region
    http://www.star1063.com.au/news/local-news/132947-truck-fire-in-charters-towers-region

    2018-10-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A9 near coastal Helmsdale (Scotland):
    http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands/1580217/fire-crews-called-to-lorry-blaze-on-a9/

    Note: These are the 2156th, 2157th, 2158th and 2159th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

    2018-10-07 - Campervan burst into flame on Lees Lane in Skelmersdale (Britain):
    http://www.lancsfirerescue.org.uk/vehicle-fire-in-skelmersdale-2/

    2018-10-07 - Van bursts into flame at 6:30 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to shed, in coastal Portsmouth (Britain):
    http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/our-region/portsmouth/portsmouth-van-fire-spreads-to-shed-1-8659885

    2018-10-07 - SUV bursts into flame on the way back from the beach in coastal Anne Arundel County (Maryland):
    http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Familys-Hyundai-Santa-Fe-Fire-Maryland-Warning-Investigation-Kia-Recall-496074401.html
    http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Terrfying-Moments-as-Maryland-Couple-Car-Catches-Fire_Washington-DC-496082401.html

    Quote: "The Bakers were driving home from the beach Sunday on Maryland Route 32 when the trouble began."

    2018-10-07 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):
    http://wsvn.com/news/local/pickup-truck-catches-fire-on-i-95-in-fort-lauderdale-no-injuries/
    http://www.scoopnest.com/user/wsvn/1049120958643093505-pickup-truck-catches-fire-on-i-95-in-fort-lauderdale-no-injuries

    2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on San Justo Road near San Benito (California):
    http://sanbenitolive.com/video-vehicle-fully-engulfed-on-san-justo-road/

    2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on I-65 in Cullman County (Alabama):
    http://www.waff.com/2018/10/07/crews-battling-car-fire-i-cullman-county/

    2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 109 at McCallister Road in Houston County (Alabama):
    http://rickeystokesnews.com/article.php/654-pm-vehicle-fire-on-hwy-109-158651

    2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on I-91 in Springfield (Massachusetts):
    http://www.westernmassnews.com/news/police-respond-to-car-fire-on-i--in-springfield/article_af13bec8-ca97-11e8-a60e-f7529eaa8091.html

    2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on I-185 near Pine Mountain (Georgia):
    http://www.wtvm.com/2018/10/08/car-fire-pine-mountain-halts-traffic-i-/

    2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on Beach Road in coastal St Kilda (Australia):
    http://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/10/08/08/20/melbourne-fire-st-kilda-truck-and-ute-campbellfield-traffic-chaos
    http://flipboard.com/topic/pty/%E2%80%98scary%E2%80%99-escape-for-driver-after-melbourne-car-fire/a-ZyjGDsJ3T4G2Qf2u_wb5nw%3Aa%3A2138603857-8b1d268f46%2Fcom.au
    http://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/traffic-delays-as-car-bursts-into-flames-on-busy-st-kilda-road-during-morning-peak/news-story/1a388ce409e57fb266b8e30c007b92c9
    http://www.cairnspost.com.au/news/national/traffic-delays-as-car-bursts-into-flames-on-busy-st-kilda-road-during-morning-peak/news-story/1a388ce409e57fb266b8e30c007b92c9
    http://omny.fm/shows/3aw-breakfast-with-ross-and-john/mark-tells-ross-and-john-about-the-massive-car-fir
    http://www.3aw.com.au/massive-explosion-car-bursts-into-flames-at-st-kilda/

    2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame at 4:54 AM on Bussau Close in Wanniassa (Australia):
    http://www.ewn.com.au/traffic/caution-car-fire-wanniassa-act-390040.traffic

    2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on street in Ganguly Bagan (India):
    http://english.kolkata24x7.com/narrow-escape-from-moving-car-fire-in-ganguly-bagan.html/
    http://m.dailyhunt.in/news/india/english/kolkata+24+7+english-epaper-koleng/narrow+escape+from+moving+car+fire+in+ganguly+bagan-newsid-98723662

    2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Sterling Mills Outlet Shopping Village in Tillicoultry (Scotland):
    http://www.alloaadvertiser.com/news/16968825.crews-deal-with-car-fire-at-sterling-mills-tillicoultry/

    2018-10-07 - Two cars go up in flames while parked on Blackburn Street in Chorley (Britain):
    http://www.thelancasterandmorecambecitizen.co.uk/news/16966861.firefighters-tackle-two-car-fire-in-chorley/
    http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/16966861.firefighters-tackle-two-car-fire-in-chorley/

    2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame at 2:46 AM on Victoria Place in coastal Plymouth (Britain):
    http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49688&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

    2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame at 4:07 AM on Albert Road in coastal Plymouth (Britain):
    http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49690&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

    2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame at 1:03 AM on Albany Close in Swindon (Britain):
    http://www.dwfire.org.uk/incident/car-fire-swindon-22/

    2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on the A30 near Monkton (Britain):
    http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49691&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

    2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on the M25 near Leatherhead (Britain):
    http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/m25-traffic-car-fire-live-15250644
    http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/16966697.anti-clockwise-traffic-stopped-on-stretch-of-m25-due-to-car-fire/
    http://www.surreycomet.co.uk/news/16966697.anti-clockwise-traffic-stopped-on-stretch-of-m25-due-to-car-fire/

    2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on the M5 near Taunton (Britain):
    http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49693&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
    http://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/16966476.two-lanes-of-m5-near-taunton-closed-after-vehicle-fire/
    http://www.chardandilminsternews.co.uk/news/16966476.two-lanes-of-m5-near-taunton-closed-after-vehicle-fire/
    http://www.burnhamandhighbridgeweeklynews.co.uk/news/16966476.two-lanes-of-m5-near-taunton-closed-after-vehicle-fire/
    http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/m5-traffic-two-lanes-closed-2083550

    2018-10-07 - Two cars go up in flames at 1:53 AM on Southwold Crescent in coastal Grimsby (Britain):
    http://www.humbersidefire.gov.uk/newsroom/incidents

    Quote: "Southwold Crescent, Grimsby. Sun 7 Oct 2018 01:53 (No:22450) Two cars on fire. One hose reel and one BA in use."

    2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame at roundabout in Denham (Britain):
    http://bucksfire.gov.uk/latest-incidents/

    Quote: "Sunday 7 October, 5.08pm Car fire, Denham Roundabout, Denham. One appliance and crew from Gerrards Cross attended. Firefighters used one hose reel."

    2018-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on the M40 near Loudwater (Britain):
    http://bucksfire.gov.uk/latest-incidents/

    Quote: "Sunday 7 October, 3.46pm Car fire following collision involving one car, M40 southbound between junctions 4 (Handy Cross) and 3 (Loudwater). Two appliances and crews from High Wycombe attended. No-one was trapped. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

    2018-10-07 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 3:04 AM on Barton Crescent in Dawlish (Britain):
    http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49689&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

    2018-10-07 - Two vehicles, RV trailer and garage destroyed by fire, home damaged, in Grand Rapids (Michigan):
    http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com/story/news/2018/10/08/grand-rapids-family-displaced-fire/1567941002/

    Quote: "A fire destroyed a garage, two vehicles and a camper Sunday and caused significant smoke damage to a home, according to the Grand Rapids assistant fire chief."

    2018-10-07 - Car and home destroyed by fire on Bowden Crescent in Marian (Australia), near the Pioneer River:
    http://www.dailymercury.com.au/news/inferno-destroys-home-car-at-marian/3543482/#/0

    2018-10-07 - Barn destroyed by fire at 2:15 AM on Gum Sulfur Road in Rockcastle County (Kentucky), pet killed:
    http://lex18.com/news/covering-kentucky/2018/10/07/fire-destroys-barn-kills-pet-in-rockcastle-co/
    http://www.wymt.com/content/news/Firefighters-Family-pet-dies-in-fire-barn-destroyed-495383711.html

    2018-10-07 - Tree stump ignites on Quantock Road in coastal Grimsby (Britain):
    http://www.humbersidefire.gov.uk/newsroom/incidents

    Quote: "Quantock Road, Grimsby. Sun 7 Oct 2018 16:00 (No:22492) Fire involving tree stump. Crews extinguished using Scotty back back, beaters and small tools."

    2018-10-07 - Hardware store damaged by fire in Pampa (Texas), nobody there:
    http://abc7amarillo.com/news/local/late-night-fire-at-franks-hardware-in-pampa

    2018-10-07 - Salon heavily damaged by fire at 3:45 AM in coastal Tampa (Florida):
    http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/tampa-salon-heavily-damaged-in-fire

    2018-10-07 - Garage goes up in flames at home in Kalamazoo (Michigan):
    http://wwmt.com/news/local/garage-fire-extinguished-by-public-safety

    2018-10-07 - Garage destroyed by fire shortly before 11:30 PM at home, fire spreads to book store, in Greenville (Ohio):
    http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/fire-destroys-garage-damages-book-store-greenville/fH4MPiZDfaTeN04i6k2B5K/

    2018-10-07 - Home damaged by garage fire on North Elm Street in Wallingford (Connecticut):
    http://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/new-haven/wallingford-garage-fire-extends-to-home/1506818488

    2018-10-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Yellowstone Court in Hampstead (Maryland):
    http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/local/cc-yellowstone-house-fire-20181007-story.html

    2018-10-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Hamilton (Canada):
    http://www.thespec.com/news-story/8950918-firefighters-knock-down-central-hamilton-house-fire/

    2018-10-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3 AM on Hawkinstown Road in Salisbury (North Carolina), nobody there:
    http://www.wbtv.com/2018/10/07/three-displaced-after-fire-heavily-damages-salisbury-home/

    2018-10-07 - Home destroyed by fire at 11:09 PM in New Haven (New York), nobody there:
    http://www.syracuse.com/crime/index.ssf/2018/10/oswego_county_firefighters_battle_blaze_at_new_haven_town_councilors_rental_home.html

    2018-10-07 - Home destroyed by fire in Yakima (Washington), dog missing:
    http://kcby.com/news/local/dog-missing-after-yakima-home-burns-to-the-ground

    2018-10-07 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire in coastal Oakland (California):
    http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/10/07/firefighters-extinguish-two-alarm-east-oakland-fire/

    2018-10-07 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Bath (Maine), 1 injured:
    http://www.pressherald.com/2018/10/07/man-suffers-burns-in-apartment-fire-in-bath/

    2018-10-07 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):
    http://cbs12.com/news/local/apartment-fire-in-west-palm-beach-10-08-2018

    2018-10-07 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 4:45 AM in coastal Newport News (Virginia):
    http://wtkr.com/2018/10/07/no-injuries-reported-after-newport-news-apartment-fire/
    http://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/newport-news/newport-news-firefighters-respond-to-vacant-apartment-fire/1504307461

    2018-10-07 - Deadly fire burns mobile home near Nyssa (Oregon), 1 killed:
    http://www.argusobserver.com/news/nyssa-man-dies-in-fire-friday-night/article_f76000ce-cb3c-11e8-bcb3-2706fc388f16.html

    2018-10-07 - Deadly fire burns home at 2:48 AM on Scenic Lane on coastal Staten Island (New York), 4100 feet from the ocean, 1 killed:
    http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/62-Year-Old-Man-Dies-After-Fire-Breaks-Out-at-Home-on-Staten-Island-NYPD-495387211.html

    2018-10-07 - Deadly fire burns home on Cindy Street in Brighton (Illinois), 1 killed:
    http://fox2now.com/2018/10/07/fatal-house-fire-in-brighton-il-under-investigation/
    http://foxillinois.com/news/local/officials-respond-to-house-fire-in-brighton

    2018-10-07 - Deadly fire burns home at 5:40 AM on Sycamore Boulevard in Huxley (Iowa), 1 killed, 2 injured:
    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2018/10/07/1-dead-2-injured-early-morning-huxley-house-fire/1559268002/
    http://www.amestrib.com/news/20181007/1-dies-in-huxley-house-fire-2-others-injured
    http://www.kcci.com/article/community-grapples-with-the-death-of-huxley-father-after-fire/23630998
    http://ktiv.com/2018/10/08/man-dies-after-house-fire-woman-and-son-rescued/
    http://whotv.com/2018/10/07/house-fire-traps-huxley-family-inside/

    2018-10-07 - Deadly fire burns home in Luzerne Borough (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:
    http://www.timesleader.com/news/720889/man-dies-following-fire-in-luzerne-borough
    http://www.citizensvoice.com/news/apartment-fire-death-ruled-accidental-1.2395054

    2018-10-07 - Deadly fire burns home in Foley (Minnesota), 1 killed:
    http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2018/10/08/foley-house-fire-death-78th-street-northeast/

    2018-10-07 - Deadly fire burns home at 12:20 AM in coastal Palmetto (Florida), 1 killed:
    http://www.ajc.com/news/year-old-dies-palmetto-house-fire/P5zvndDUMHizqzxTWDWbrK/
    http://www.myajc.com/news/year-old-dies-palmetto-house-fire/P5zvndDUMHizqzxTWDWbrK/

    2018-10-07 - Vacant home burns on Reservoir Street in Springfield (Illinois):
    http://foxillinois.com/news/local/springfield-fire-department-responding-to-possible-house-fire

    2018-10-07 - Vacant commercial building destroyed by huge fire in Allentown (Pennsylvania):
    http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-allentown-warehouse-fire-20181007-story.html
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/10/07/crews-battling-4-alarm-warehouse-fire-in-allentown/
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Allentown-Pennsylvania-Vacant-Warehouse-Four-Alarm-Fire--495596441.html
    http://6abc.com/fire-rages-through-allentown-warehouse-/4435964/

    2018-10-07 - Historic vacant retreat destroyed by massive blaze shortly after 11 PM in coastal Little Bras d’Or (Canada):
    http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/historic-cape-breton-retreat-centre-destroyed-in-overnight-fire-1.4124787
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/fire-villa-madonna-cape-breton-1.4853894
    http://www.capebretonpost.com/news/local/former-villa-madonna-centre-falls-victim-to-fire-248149/




    2018-10-07 - Pygmy sperm whale washes ashore dead at coastal Ruapuke Beach (New Zealand):
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/107664412/female-pygmy-sperm-whale-found-dead-on-beach

    2018-10-07 - Thousands of fish found dead in coastal Moorings Bay (Florida):
    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=BH-20181009-64958-USA
    http://www.fox4now.com/news/toxic-water/contractors-set-to-clean-up-dead-fish-in-naples
    http://www.nbc-2.com/story/39251578/bay-full-of-thousands-of-dead-fish

    Quote: "Hundreds of rotting fish carcasses washed into Moorings Bay on Sunday and were still there Monday afternoon, but no one knows what killed them - or when they'll go away."

    2018-10-07 - Hundreds of fish strand and die in coastal Gwithian (Britain):
    http://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/hundreds-more-fish-found-stranded-2083463

    Quote: "Hundreds of fish have been founded stranded on a beach in Cornwall. The small sprat fish were discovered thrashing about in shallow pools of water on Gwithian beach, near Hayle, by dog walker Jill Clark. It is the third incident of stranded fish at beaches in Cornwall in less than three weeks."

    2018-10-07 - Red tide bloom now killing sea life from the Gulf of Mexico to Fort Lauderdale (Florida):
    http://www.thebigwobble.org/2018/10/ive-been-here-all-my-life-and-ive-never.html




    2018-10-07 - Two men finish half-marathon then go into cardiac arrest, die shortly later, in coastal Cardiff (Britain):
    http://www.rt.com/uk/440621-runners-die-cardiff-marathon/
    http://www.dailyjournal.net/2018/10/07/ath-cardiff-half-marathon-deaths/
    http://www.thestate.com/news/nation-world/world/article219643610.html
    http://www.modbee.com/news/nation-world/article219643610.html
    http://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/nation-world/article219643610.html
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-two-cardiff-half-marathon-13381034
    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/two-runners-died-cardiff-half-15250993
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/runners-cardiff-half-marathon-die-wales-a8573376.html
    http://metro.co.uk/2018/10/07/two-runners-collapse-and-die-in-front-of-families-after-crossing-half-marathon-finish-line-8014993/

    Quote: "Two runners competing in the Cardiff Half Marathon have died after collapsing at the finish line. The men – one in his 20s and one in his 30s, it is believed – suffered cardiac arrests after taking part in the annual race, organisers said."

    Quote: "Organizers Run 4 Wales said the deaths were the first fatalities in the race’s 15-year history."

    2018-10-07 - Man and daughter die in pond in Miranpur (India):
    http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/378103-man-daughter-drown-in-pond

    2018-10-07 - College student, man, loses consciousness repeatedly then dies, another college student, man, 31, foams at the mouth and dies in room, in Assam (India):
    http://www.ndtv.com/guwahati-news/in-separate-incidents-two-university-students-die-in-assam-1927910
    http://www.timesnownews.com/mirror-now/society/article/cause-of-death-unknown-two-students-himangshu-neog-kangkan-kalita-at-tezpur-university-gauhati-university-found-dead-in-separate-incidents/295302
    http://www.theweek.in/wire-updates/national/2018/10/06/ces6-as-students-death.html

    Quote: "Identified as Himangshu Neog, the Gauhati University student, as per his hostel mates, fell unconscious repeatedly on Thursday night. Following that, he was rushed to the hospital situated on the university premises from where he was referred to the MMC Civil Hospital where he was brought dead on arrival."

    Quote: "In another case, 31-year-old Kangkan Kalita, a Computer Science Engineering research scholar was found lying in his bed with his mouth foaming in his hostel room at Tezpur Central University on Friday."




    2018-10-07 - Man, 29, drops dead at motel in Bismarck (North Dakota):
    http://www.myndnow.com/news/bismarck-news/body-found-at-bismarck-motor-motel/1505412791
    http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/man-found-dead-in-bismarck-hotel-room/article_7de65599-ff07-5737-8c07-426654cae8be.html
    http://www.kfyrtv.com/content/news/Body-found-at-Bismarck-Motor-Motel-495521851.html

    2018-10-07 - Airman, man, 31, found dead in the Tchoutacabouffa River in coastal Biloxi (Mississippi):
    http://www.wlox.com/2018/10/08/keesler-afb-provides-new-information-about-deceased-airman-found-tchoutacabouffa-river/
    http://newsms.fm/airman-found-dead-at-keesler/

    2018-10-07 - Woman, 32, has 'medical emergency' at jail, dies shortly later, in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):
    http://pilotonline.com/news/local/article_3ebcaa7e-ca63-11e8-a8b5-cb012bceb124.html

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    Ieper was gedurende de Eerste Wereldoorlog, ook wel de Grote Oorlog genoemd, een frontstad: ze lag in een saillant, een uitstulping van de frontlinie. Rondom de stad lagen fortificaties, loopgraven, mijnenvelden en prikkeldraadversperringen. Deze zogenaamde Ieperboog scheidde de stad van het gevreesde niemandsland, het kale, verwoeste landschap vol met bomkraters en mijnen.

    Rond Ieper werden tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog maar liefst vijf extreem bloedige veldslagen uitgevochten. De derde slag, ook wel bekend als de Slag om Passendale, was veruit de hevigste, en werd uitgevochten bij het gelijknamige dorp. Aan het einde van de oorlog lagen de stad en omgeving volledig in puin. Maar vindingrijk als ze zijn, hebben onze Zuiderburen de stad snel weer in haar oude glorie hersteld. Met resultaat: de stad doet qua bezienswaardigheden niet onder voor talloze andere steden in België die jaarlijks bedolven worden onder een enorme stroom toeristen.

    Toch had het niet veel gescheeld of Ieper zou nog steeds een ruïne zijn: de Britten wilden de geruïneerde stad als monument behouden. Winston Churchill omschreef dit als volgt: “Ik zou alle ruïnes van Ieper willen behouden: er bestaat in de hele wereld geen heiliger plaats voor het Britse volk.”
    Die ruïnes zijn nu weg, maar toch hangt over de stad nog altijd de schaduw van het verleden. In Ieper zelf en verspreid over de omliggende velden en dorpen zijn talloze monumenten en meer dan 170 begraafplaatsen te vinden. Gedenktekens en musea herinneren bezoekers aan deze gruwelijke geschiedenis en nog steeds is Ieper – met name voor Britten – een heilige plaats waar jaarlijks de Eerste Wereldoorlog wordt herdacht.

    Fietsen langs de monumenten

    Een fietstocht in de omgeving van Ieper is tweeledig: enerzijds is het genieten van de prachtige stad en haar omgeving, met mooie natuur en gezellige dorpjes. Anderzijds is het een manier om stil te staan – figuurlijk dan – bij het verleden, en in alle rust de monumenten en herinneringen aan de Grote Oorlog te ervaren. De hieronder genoemde lijst van monumenten en plaatsen is verre van compleet: het werkelijke aantal is niet zomaar in een artikel te vatten.

    Ieper

    Dit begint natuurlijk met Ieper zelf. Het stadsbeeld wordt bepaald door de Lakenhalle, een prachtig, door UNESCO beschermd gebouw aan de Grote Markt. Tijdens de oorlog was er vrijwel niets van over, maar door zorgvuldige heropbouw is het alsof het er al eeuwen staat. In de Lakenhalle is het In Flanders Fields Museum gevestigd: een modern en interactief oorlogsmuseum.

    De Menenpoort is na de oorlog gebouwd in opdracht van de Britten. Hier staan nu de namen van de bijna 55.000 vermiste Britse soldaten tijdens de Slagen om Ieper. Nog altijd wordt hier om acht uur ’s avonds ‘The Last Post’ gespeeld, om de slachtoffers te herdenken.
    Ook de Saint George's Memorial Church is na de oorlog gebouwd als monument voor de Britse slachtoffers.
    Om de stad heen liggen de Ieperse Vestingen. In tegenstelling tot de stad zelf, kwamen deze relatief ongeschonden de oorlog door. Daarmee vormen ze een bijzonder oorlogsmonument. Hier ligt naast de Rijselpoort het Ramparts Cemetery.

    Van de vele militaire begraafplaatsen in en om Ieper zijn de volgende een bezoek meer dan waard. Er staan namelijk indrukwekkende gedenktekens.

    • Aeroplane Cemetery
    • Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery
    • Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery
    • Saint-Charles de Potyze
    • Ypres Town Cemetery

    Zillebeke

    Rond het dorpje Zillebeke werd hevig gevochten, voornamelijk bij Hill 60 en Hill 62. Op de eerstgenoemde lag een museum, gevestigd in een typisch Belgisch café. Helaas is deze inmiddels verdwenen, maar op deze plek is wel een restaurant verrezen. Hill 62 fungeerde als belangrijke observatiepost voor de geallieerden. Ter nagedachtenis aan de strijd die hier is geleverd, is hier het Sanctuary Wood Museum gevestigd. Dit museum toont allerlei gebruiksvoorwerpen uit de Eerste Wereldoorlog. Daarnaast zijn er verschillende loopgraven en granaatkraters te vinden.

    Ook ligt in Zillebeke het Hooge Crater Museum, een museum over de Eerste Wereldoorlog. Hier vlakbij vind je een van de instappunten van de Ieperboog, een stelsel van drie routes die je langs belangrijke punten uit de Slagen om Ieper leiden.

    Passendale

    Het dorp Passendale zal altijd herinnerd worden om de veldslag die hier plaatsvond: deze derde Slag om Ieper staat bekend als een van de bloedigste en gruwelijkste aller tijden. Opvallend is ook het – relatief – geringe aantal oorlogsmonumenten in het dorp. Het Crest Farm Canadian Memorial, het New Zealand Memorial en enkele straatnamen herinneren aan de strijd om het dorp. Verder ligt hier de grootste Britse militaire begraafplaats ter wereld: Tyne Cot Cemetery.

    Sint-Juliaan

    In Sint-Juliaan vind je een van de meest spraakmakende monumenten van de Eerste Wereldoorlog: ‘The Brooding Soldier’. Dit monument is opgericht ter ere van de soldaten die tijdens de allereerste gifgasaanval om het leven kwamen.

    Zonnebeke

    In de buurt van Zonnebeke lag vroeger een imposant kasteel, dat in gebruik was als abtswoning van de Augustijnenabdij. Op de plek van het tijdens de oorlog verwoeste kasteel, is een nieuw, statig pand herrezen dat het Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 huisvest.

    Langemark-Poelkapelle

    In de landelijke gemeente Langemark-Poelkapelle zijn verschillende opmerkelijke begraafplaatsen te bezoeken. Een daarvan is Poelcapelle British Cemetery. Hier zou de jongste Britse gesneuvelde – hij was pas 14 jaar oud – liggen. Een andere bijzondere begraafplaats is Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Langemark, de laatste rustplaats van ruim 44.000 Duitse soldaten.


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    “AT A DOLLAR a gallon we can’t afford Rowling.” Given his latest media release (8/10/18)  “Government Pricing Kiwis Out Of Their Cars”, someone’s obviously been schooling up young Simon Bridges on the way Rob Muldoon smashed Labour in 1975.

    [Bill Rowling, for all you millennials out there, was the Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand from September 1974 until December 1975, and a gallon (4.5 litres) was the unit of measure at the petrol pump. So, yes, you’re right, the motorists of 1975 paid roughly a tenth of what we pay today to fill up our tanks! – C.T.]

    But even back when petrol was only a dollar a gallon, Kiwi motorists were hurting. Ever since the Yom Kippur War of October 1973, during which Egypt and Syria came within an ace of destroying the State of Israel, the price of oil had soared. Saudi Arabia and the other Arab oil-exporters had imposed an embargo on the USA and its allies for resupplying the Israelis with arms and ammunition. The resulting price-hikes delivered a stunning blow to the Western economy. The so-called “Oil Shocks” of 1973-79 marked the end of the Great Post-War Boom. Almost overnight, New Zealanders – along with just about everyone else in the Western World – lost confidence in the future. Even worse, they began casting about for someone to blame.

    Hence, the National Party’s propaganda blaming soaring oil prices on Bill Rowling. Of course, anybody who had been following current affairs over the previous two years knew perfectly well that National was peddling what today we would call “fake news”. But, those weren’t the people Muldoon was after. The voters he was seeking to enlist alongside National’s habitual supporters were the disoriented, frustrated and just flat-out angry working-class Kiwis who were struggling to work out what had all-of-a-sudden gone wrong with their world.

    Like the former Democratic Party supporters backing Trump in 2016, these bewildered Labour voters found it increasingly difficult to identify with “their” party. Labour was supposed to stand for “the working man” and his values, but now, following the tragic death of that quintessential working-class battler, “Big Norm” Kirk in August 1974, the party was led by a training-college lecturer. What’s more, he and his colleagues were advancing policies which seemed to have more in common with the demands of the long-haired hippies and protesters in the streets than they did with the “ordinary Kiwi joker” and his concerns. Not the least of these being the soaring price of petrol.

    Muldoon and his campaign advisers were only too aware of the culture war that was brewing in the Labour Party and they couldn’t wait to exploit it.

    Over the course of the 1960s and 70s, Labour’s membership had dwindled. The party branches were peopled predominantly by people who may have been young and radical in the 1930s and 40s but who were now very settled in their ways – and views – which tended towards the socially conservative. Many Labour stalwarts were Roman Catholics, Baptists and Salvation Army members. They bitterly resented the small but active groups of liberals and radicals who had begun drifting into Labour from 1969 onwards. They were seen as middle-class carpet-baggers without the slightest idea of what it meant to be a working-class Kiwi.

    These were the people for whom National’s election slogan, “New Zealand the way YOU want it”, was created. The people who had begun to feel neglected, misunderstood and even a little bit despised by the people at the top of the Labour Party – and their intellectual friends. Some of the more prominent of these had banded together in the group called “Citizens for Rowling”. In the ears of a great many Kiwis, that sounded a lot more like “Citizens Against Muldoon”.

    It was a huge strategic error on the part of Labour’s hifalutin supporters. Instead of turning people against the pugnacious National leader, it drew them towards him. Just as liberal America’s hatred of Trump only served to entrench his support among aggrieved Americans without college degrees or six-figure salaries, Labour’s near-obsession with Rob Muldoon proved to be one of the key factors in the growth of “Rob’s Mob”. This was the peculiar assemblage of “ordinary blokes and blokesses” for whom Muldoon felt more like a Labour leader than the thoroughly decent but doggedly uninspiring Rowling.

    Forty years on, Labour supporters should brace themselves for a National Party-driven social media campaign built around the slogan: “At $2.40 a litre, we can’t afford Jacinda.” Second-hand though it may be, it’s bound to acquire some measure of political purchase. How could it not when, for Kiwis on low incomes, $2.40 a litre for gas is just one more burden for them to bear. (And anyone on the Labour team thinking about telling these folk to “go electric” should, perhaps, recall the effect on the breadless masses of the thoughtless suggestion that they should consider eating cake!)

    National’s big problem is that Simon Bridges is not Rob Muldoon. Bridges simply does not possess Muldoon’s ability to inspire both confidence and hope, fear and dread. Nor is Jacinda Ardern even remotely like Bill Rowling. The latter always came across as the person for whom the saying “nice guys finish last” was invented. And although stardust was intermittently available to politicians back in 1975, the historical record makes it very clear that nobody ever got so much as a speck of it to Bill.

    About the only thing Bridges has got going for him is that, unlike the 1973-79 oil shocks, the steady rise in the price of petrol over the period 2018-2021 cannot be sheeted home to greedy Arab oil magnates. This time, a large measure of it is Labour’s own work.

    This essay was originally posted on The Daily Blogof Tuesday, 9 October 2018.

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    I regret to announce that Joseph Asch, Class of 1979, son of Dartmouth and editor of this website, died today, October 9, 2018, at his home in Hanover, New Hampshire. He was 60.

    It is difficult to know what to say on the day of this shocking and painful loss.

    From the day in 2004 when Joe's front door on Woodrow Road in Hanover was thrown open to me, a totally alien freshman, we've been friends.

    Most people who came into Joe Asch's orbit knew at least two numbers about him. One was "something above 150," which is what one estimated his IQ to be, although never discussed around him, just with others. The other was the year of the first bottle of carefully selected wine he opened for you, with a grand smile and a caring hand. Joe either chose a wine he thought you would like, or one which he liked and which would serve to expand your palate. You couldn't have the former impulse (caring empathy) without the latter (the desire to educate). Take it or leave it. Fortunately, most people took it.

    For the fourteen years I knew Joe, I knew myself to be in the presence of one of the single best livers I'd ever know. For raw intelligence, creativity, good will, generosity of spirit (a favorite phrase of his), relentless self-improvement, and absolute love for family there were few to equal him.

    Joe offered to take over Dartblog when I graduated from Dartmouth in 2008. For ten years, with one hand tied behind his back, he did what I believe was the best journalism ever done at Dartmouth.

    The hand tied behind his back worked on more profitable projects: his family above all, followed by the beautiful, growing, financially successful Upper Valley health club he created and managed, the River Valley Club. There was his wine collection. There was the writing tutor program he conceived and funded at Dartmouth. There were other businesses. There were the manifold small businesspeople, from ice cream entrepreneurs to tech startup founders, whom he mentored.

    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself," Shaw wrote. "Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."

    Much progress happened because of Joe. His shining intelligent children, the River Valley Club -- indeed this very web site, which began as my self-interested freshman-year project and ended, only because of Joe Asch's sparkling writing, clean analysis, and massive network of trusting, devoted, admiring sources, as the most widely trafficked news website in the Ivy League. Over and over again, he created something from nothing.

    Even a small revolution in the world of hypodermic needle manufacturing hygiene owes itself to Joe.

    He was a strong man with a strong mind. He was a competitor. He seemed hard-headed, but of course that was only a feint: it was in service of the people and ideas he loved. If he advocated his point of view zealously, it was because he esteemed highly the strength of his audience.

    No wonder he wrote about Dartmouth, which he loved, so passionately. It is not accurate to say that Joe was a "prominent critic" of the College. He was a prominent improver of the College. Over the years he gave, pro bono, millions of dollars of free management and financial consulting advice to Dartmouth. Joe's analyses and advice, and Joe himself, was heard and understood by Dartmouth at the very highest levels of its administration and Board, from his first columns in The Dartmouth to this very day.

    A regular thought of mine, as I have grown my own professional life and encountered any number of celebrated business leaders, has been to marvel at how wonderful it was that Joe, whose resume read Dartmouth/ Yale Law/ Bain Capital, decided to be a small-town businessman. He was the kind of a man whose efforts make American life special. Joe made life special in Hanover, in Paris's 16th arrondissement, in New Zealand, in London, and in other places, too.

    This is no sort of eulogy, this 14,038th Dartblog post. Joe Asch's personal, family, business, and journalistic successes will take some time to inventory. It is likely that he has made substantial accomplishments of which I know nothing solely because they were done in his faultless Italian or French.

    I would like to suggest that we gather together to remember Joe. Let's have a symposium of remembrances, reflections, stories, and thoughts. Please feel free to email anything you have to joe@dartblog.com. Send something long or short. A festschrift for Joe is probably the only way to get a sense for the goodness of the man and for the great many people who cared so much for him.

    Together with other friends of Joe, I will compile these and we will be publishing them here in due course. Please stay tuned.

    Ave atque vale, Joe.


              'Time-travelling illusion' explains how senses influence each other      Cache   Translate Page      
    'Time-travelling illusion' explains how senses influence each other#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 Scientists have developed a visual illusion that they say could help explain a peculiar phenomenon in our brains.The illusion, created by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), involves a series of beeps and flashes.... Reported by New Zealand Herald 47 minutes ago.
              Alcohol improves your foreign language skills, says Dutch study      Cache   Translate Page      
    Alcohol improves your foreign language skills, says Dutch study#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 Munich's Oktoberfest draws to an end and along with it two weeks of beer-fuelled cross cultural bonding. This year 6.3 million tourists visited the city to try on Lederhosen, Dirndl and practice a few phrases. But after the beer... Reported by New Zealand Herald 4 hours ago.
              Internet divided over bride's rant – is she being unreasonable?      Cache   Translate Page      
    Internet divided over bride's rant – is she being unreasonable?#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 Planning a wedding can be a stressful time and it seems one bride has reached the end of her tether to the extreme.The unnamed bride took to Facebook to vent some of her frustration about receiving unwanted advice, and the fact... Reported by New Zealand Herald 4 hours ago.
              Flying from Auckland to Paris with Qatar Airways      Cache   Translate Page      
    Flying from Auckland to Paris with Qatar Airways#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 Jeremy Rees flies from Auckland to Paris with Qatar Airways. The plane: Qatar Airways Boeing 777. Class: Business. Price: $5925. Flight time: Auckland to Doha, 17 hours. Then Doha to Paris, seven hours. Plus return. No... Reported by New Zealand Herald 5 hours ago.
              New Zealand shares fall for eighth day      Cache   Translate Page      
    New Zealand shares fell for an eighth day as investors remain uncertain about the global economic outlook. Fonterra Shareholders' Fund fell on the milk processor's lower forecast payout to farmers. The S&P/NZX 50 index declined...
              NZ dollar benefits from weaker greenback      Cache   Translate Page      
    The New Zealand dollar gained as the greenback continued to ease in Asia and as investors were cheered by positive domestic data.The kiwi traded at 64.84 US cents at 5pm in Wellington from 64.66 US cents at 8am and 64.44 cents yesterday....
              NZ plays down threat to European agri interests in FTA talks      Cache   Translate Page      
    New Zealand trade negotiators are trying to get their European counterparts to recognise that the nation's agricultural exports are small-fry in comparison to the regional bloc's farming sector. The second round of free trade negotiations...
              Koru Lounge crunch: 'I wish I had been turned down'      Cache   Translate Page      
    An Air New Zealand Koru Club member said she wished she'd been turned away from the airline's Auckland International Airport premium lounge saying it was packed with people over-piling plates of food and queuing for free alcohol.Air...
              Vodafone NZ Change Accelerator programme graduates 3 community groups      Cache   Translate Page      
    (Telecompaper) Vodafone has announced that three New Zealand community organisations have graduated from Vodafone New Zealand Foundation's Change Accelerator...
              Oklahoma City's Adams among big men reviving center position      Cache   Translate Page      

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Steven Adams is invaluable to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

    He's also a reminder: Big men in the NBA are still vital.

    The imposing 7-foot center from New Zealand is helping change the recent narrative that NBA centers are an endangered species, something that — based on spending and drafting this summer — is evidently not the case.

    The perimeter-oriented and defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors landed All-Star DeMarcus Cousins this summer, albeit on a $5.3 million bargain deal.

    Read more on NewsOK.com


              Link between iron and vitamin D deficiency?      Cache   Translate Page      
    Approximately 12 per cent of pre-menopausal women in New Zealand are diagnosed with iron deficiency. Previous research from Massey University has identified women of Asian origin are five times more likely to be iron deficient, and researchers are ...
              Koru Lounge crunch: 'I wish I had been turned down'      Cache   Translate Page      
    An Air New Zealand Koru Club member said she wished she'd been turned away from the airline's Auckland International Airport premium lounge saying it was packed with people over-piling plates of food and queuing for free alcohol.Air...
              Air New Zealand Koru Lounge crunch: Passenger felt like 'second class citizen'      Cache   Translate Page      
    An Air New Zealand Koru Club member says she felt like a ''second-class citizen'' after being rejected at the airline's Auckland International Airport premium lounge.The woman, who was travelling with a teenage child, was told at...
              E noho wāhi rua ana ngā whakaaro i tau tuatahi o te kāwanatanga tūhono      Cache   Translate Page      

    E tōtara wāhi rua ana ngā whakaaro o te marea i te tonga o Tāmaki Makaurau mō te whai hua a te Māori i te kāwanatanga tūhono hōu nei. He kotahi tau kua hipa i te aranga ake o Reipa me Aotearoa Tuatahi hei kāwanatanga tūhono.

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              Speech: ACT – Raising the Quality of Political Debate      Cache   Translate Page      
    Speech – ACT New Zealand You only have to look at the recent issue of fuel prices to see how low quality our political debate is in New Zealand. Any politician who is vaguely in touch with the community will know that people are hurting. I spoke to a taxi driver this morning …Speech – […]
              Have your say: ComVoices State of the Sector Survey 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
    ComVoices biennial survey on the state of the community and voluntary sector in New Zealand is now open. First run in 2014 and then again in 2016, the survey has become a key source of information about the wellbeing of community organisations working across a broad range of community issues and interests. Previous reports show […]
              Scoreless 'classic' a blast from the past for game's purists      Cache   Translate Page      
    Having once described the All Blacks' drawn series against the Lions as "like kissing your sister", Lord knows what dubious metaphor Steve Hansen, the New Zealand head coach, would employ to depict London Welsh's 0-0 draw against Old Streetonians last Saturday.
              New Evidence of Hacked Supermicro Hardware Found in US Telecom - Bloomberg      Cache   Translate Page      

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    New Evidence of Hacked Supermicro Hardware Found in US Telecom
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    A major U.S. telecommunications company discovered manipulated hardware from Super Micro Computer Inc. in its network and removed it in August, fresh evidence of tampering in China of critical technology components bound for the U.S., according to a ...
    Major US telecom was infiltrated by backdoored Supermicro hardware, Bloomberg saysArs Technica
    New evidence of tampered Super Micro hardware found at US telecom: BloombergMarketWatch
    Fresh allegations of tampered hardware hit Super MicroSilicon Valley Business Journal
    New Zealand Herald -Bloomberg -Homeland Security -Amazon AWS
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              Oklahoma City's Adams among big men reviving center position      Cache   Translate Page      
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Steven Adams is invaluable to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He's also a reminder: Big men in the NBA are still vital. The imposing 7-foot center from New Zealand is helping change the recent narrative that NBA centers are an endangered species, something that — based on spending and
              Q&A: Climate change and the price of inaction      Cache   Translate Page      
    A landmark UN report has warned the world has just a decade to limit global warming to 1.5C – and little longer to keep within the Paris Agreement's absolute threshold of 2C. In New Zealand, where two thirds of the population live...
              New Zealand: UN International Day of Peace 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
    Prepared by UPF New Zealand Universal Peace Federation New Zealand (UPF-NZ) commemorated the UN International Day of Peace, on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Te Mahurehure Cultural Centre, Point Chevalier, Auckland. It was co-sponsored by Women’s Federation for World Peace New Zealand (WFWP-NZ) and this year’s theme was ‘Communities Together for Peace and...
              More staff needed for mental health, Tauranga psychologist Janet Peters says      Cache   Translate Page      
    Leading Tauranga psychologist Janet Peters says New Zealand needs to look at the recruitment issues the mental health sector is facing."In New Zealand and in other developed countries, recruitment is really difficult. It's really...
              The true cost of cyberbullying to NZ: $444m each year      Cache   Translate Page      
    The cost of cyberbulling in New Zealand is costing individuals, communities and support organisations $444 million a year, a new report reveals.But it's friends and families who are bearing the brunt of the cost - $366 million in...
              Xero New Zealand chief executive Craig Hudson fighting mental health stigma in the workplace      Cache   Translate Page      
    A top Kiwi boss says businesses need to do a much better job of looking after workers' mental health.Xero New Zealand chief executive Craig Hudson has battled his own mental health issues and saw it as his duty to reduce some of...
              Comment on Dutch Court Upholds 25% Emissions Cut in 5 years Climate Change Ruling by Barry Brill      Cache   Translate Page      
    This is an appalling precedent, that potentially puts other countries at risk. As the Guardian states, there was recently a similar case in New Zealand, but it was declined by the High Court essentially on the basis of the doctrine of separation of powers - ie the Court sensibly held that climate change targets were a matter for the elected legislature (and executive government) rather than justiciable issues. It was a worry that the Judge was in full sympathy with the plaintiff and would probably have interfered if he thought he could get away with it. Is an English version of the Netherlands judgment available? Has Marcel Crok had anything to say?
              Comment on Halloween – Haunted Places of New Zealand by Dan Rabarts & Lee Murray by Steve Dillon      Cache   Translate Page      
    Fascinating to read, thanks Dan and Lee :) On reading about the canoe, I was reminded of two of Algernon Blackwood's weird tales - 'The Willows,' of course, which is narrated by two friends on a canoe trip through the Danube. The other is 'A Haunted Island' … I wonder if Mr. Blackwood (writing in the early 1900s) might have come across the Maori tale you cite above? "As I looked, I saw a canoe glide into the pathway of light, and immediately crossing it, pass out of sight again into the darkness. It was perhaps a hundred feet from the shore, and it moved swiftly. "I was surprised that a canoe should pass the island at that time of night, for all the summer visitors from the other side of the lake had gone home weeks before, and the island was a long way out of any line of water traffic. "My reading from this moment did not make very good progress, for somehow the picture of that canoe, gliding so dimly and swiftly across the narrow track of light on the black waters, silhouetted itself against the background of my mind with singular vividness."
              Comment on Halloween – Haunted Places of New Zealand by Dan Rabarts & Lee Murray by Steve Dillon      Cache   Translate Page      
    Fascinating reading, thanks Lee and Dan. I wonder if the story of the canoe bears any relationship to the story told by Algernon Blackwood... 'The Empty House' set in another corner of the globe (Canada). "As I looked, I saw a canoe glide into the pathway of light, and immediately crossing it, pass out of sight again into the darkness. It was perhaps a hundred feet from the shore, and it moved swiftly. I was surprised that a canoe should pass the island at that time of night, for all the summer visitors from the other side of the lake had gone home weeks before, and the island was a long way out of any line of water traffic." Also interesting is the canoe trip experienced by the narrator and his friend in Blackwood's 'The Willows' - a weird tale favoured by none other than Lovecraft, this one was set in a sandy island off the Danube in Austria, and committed to paper in the early 1900s. No direct correlation, but I suppose it's possible for Blackwood to have heard the Maori tale?
              Eight rugby nations converge on Canberra for Pacific Military Cup      Cache   Translate Page      
    Australia will face New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu, Solomon Island and Cook Islands in the round-robin tournament.
              Our Take on “Flight of the Conchords: Live in London”      Cache   Translate Page      
    It has been nearly one decade since the series finale of Flight of the Conchords aired on HBO, much to the horror and dismay of fans all over the world (myself included). The New Zealand comedy-musical duo have a distinctly biting and creatively alluring style of humor that is simply unmatched, making the mundane in […]
              Corporate Training Manager - Cervus - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
    With more than 60 dealerships across Canada, New Zealand and Australia, we are a global team with industry-leading brands including John Deere, Peterbilt, JLG,...
    From Cervus - Wed, 26 Sep 2018 07:15:29 GMT - View all Saskatoon, SK jobs
              World's Most Powerful Passport Revealed As Countries' Global Rankings Shift      Cache   Translate Page      
    Japan passport holders will find it easier than ever to travel the world, as their travel documents have just moved up in the global Henley Passport Index to take the top spot.

    The Henley Passport Index is a ranking of all of the passports in the world based on the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free.

    Until now Japan had been sharing joint first place with Singapore, which gained visa-free access to Uzbekistan earlier this year bringing its total to 189 countries.

    However, earlier this month Japan gained visa-free access to Myanmar bringing its total to 190 - once again taking it to the top spot.


    It's still a milestone for both Japan and Singapore, as 2018 is the first year in the index's 13-year history that either of them has had the most powerful passport in the world.
    Both are way ahead of the UK and US which share fifth place with Portugal, the Netherlands, Austria and Luxembourg - but it's worth noting that the top four spots are shared by 10 countries.

    Experts had previously revealed that the UK ranking is unlikely to increase until there is certainty regarding Brexit.
    Full Henley Passport Index 2018

        Japan (190 countries)
        Singapore (189 countries)
        Germany, France, South Korea (188 countries)
        Denmark, Finland, Italy, Sweden, Spain (187 countries)
        Norway, UK, Austria, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, USA (186 countries)
        Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, Canada (185 countries)
        Australia, Greece, Malta (183 countries)
        New Zealand, Czech Republic (182 countries)
        Iceland (181 countries)
        Hungary, Slovenia, Malyasia (180 countries)
        Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania (179 countries)
        Liechtenstein, Estonia (178 countries)
        Poland (175 countries)
        Monaco, Chile (174 countries)
        Cyprus (173 countries)
        Brazil (171 countries)
        Argentina, Hong Kong (170 countries)
        Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania (169 countries)
        Andorra, San Marino (168 countries)
        Brunei (165 countries)
        Israel, Barbados, UAE (161 countries)
        Mexico (158 countries)
        Bahamas (155 countries)
        Uruguay (154 countries)
        Seychelles (152 countries)
        St Kitts & Nevis (151 countries)
        Antigua (150 countries)
        Costa Rica (149 countries)
        Vatican City, Taiwan (148 countries)
        Trinidad and Tobago (147 countries)
        Mauritius, St Lucia (146 countries)
        St Vincent and the Grenadines (145 countries)
        Macao, Grenada (144 countries)
        Paraguay (143 countries)
        Panama (141 countries)
        Venezulea, Honduras (138 countries)
        Dominica, Guatemala, El Savador (137 countries)
        Peru (135 countries)
        Serbia, Solomon Islands (130 countries)
        Samoa, Vanuatu (129 countries)
        Nicaragua, Ukraine (128 countries)
        Colombia, Tuvalu (127 countries)
        Macedonia (125 countries)
        Marshall Islands, Tonga (124 countries)
        Kiribati, Montenegro (123 countries)
        Micronesia, Moldova (122 countries)
        Russia, Palau Islands (119 countries)
        Bosnia and Herzegovina (118 countries)
        Albania (114 countries)
        Georgia (112 countries)
        Turkey (111 countries)
        South Africa (102 countries)
        Belize (101 countries)
        Timor-Leste (98 countries)
        Ecuador, Kuwait (93 countries)
        Fiji (90 countries)
        Guyana (88 countries)
        Maldives (87 countries)
        Nauru (86 countries)
        Qatar (85 countries)
        Jamaica (84 countries)
        Papua New Guinea (83 countries)
        Botswana (82 countries)
        Bahrain (81 countries)
        Suriname (80 countries)
        Bolivia (79 countries)
        Oman (78 countries)
        Belarus, Thailand (77 countries)
        Namibia, Kazakhstan (76 countries)
        Saudi Arabia (75 countries)
        Lesotho, China (74 countries)
        Indonesia (73 countries)
        Swaziland, Kenya, Malawi (71 countries)
        Gambia, Tanzania, Zambia (68 countries)
        Tunisia, Azerbaijan, Philippines, Dominican Republic (66 countries)
        Cape Verde, Cuba (65 countries)
        Uganda, Zimbabwe (64 countries)
        Ghana, Kyrgyzstan (63 countries)
        Sierra Leone (62 countries)
        Armenia, Benin, Morocco, Mongolia (61 countries)
        India (60 countries)
        Uzbekistan (59 countries)
        Sao Tome, Mauritania, Mozambique, Tajikistan (58 countries)
        Burkina Faso (57 countries)
        Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea (56 countries)
        Mali, Gabon, Bhutan (55 countries)
        Togo, Niger, Cambodia, Rwanda (54 countries)
        Chad, Madagascar, Guinea-Bissau, Turkmenistan (53 countries)
        Comores Islands, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Laos (52 countries)
        Vietnam (51 countries)
        Algeria, Jordan (50 countries)
        Central African Republic, Angola, Egypt (49 countries)
        Cameroon, Myanmar (48 countries)
        Liberia, Nigeria, Congo (Republic) (47 countries)
        Burundi (46 countries)
        Djibouti (45 countries)
        Kosovo (44 countries)
        Congo (Democratic Republic), Iran (43 countries)
        Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, North Korea (42 countries)
        South Sudan, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Libya (41 countries)
        Nepal (40 countries)
        Sudan, Eritrea, Palestinian Territory (39 countries)
        Yemen (37 countries)
        Pakistan (33 countries)
        Somalia, Syria (32 countries)
        Iraq, Afghanistan (30 countries)



              Corporate Training Manager - Cervus - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
    With more than 60 dealerships across Canada, New Zealand and Australia, we are a global team with industry-leading brands including John Deere, Peterbilt, JLG,...
    From Cervus - Wed, 26 Sep 2018 07:15:29 GMT - View all Saskatoon, SK jobs
              Fleeced: New Zealand Herald dupes Gullible New Zealanders into believing the Lies and delusions of Jacinda Ardern on Fuel Taxes.      Cache   Translate Page      
    The above pic is part of a Full Front Page Propaganda Piece by the New Zealand Herald October 8 2018, that not only captures Jacinda Ardern’s Outrageous claims that it is not the governments Rapacious taxes that are responsible for New Zealanders being ‘Fleeced’ at the gas pumps… she jumps on that Tired old Hobby … Continue reading Fleeced: New Zealand Herald dupes Gullible New Zealanders into believing the Lies and delusions of Jacinda Ardern on Fuel Taxes.
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    idanupong posted a photo:

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    woman enjoy trekking alone in the hill mountain, summer scernery view of milford sound, south new zealand


              NZD/USD: New Zealand dollar is correcting      Cache   Translate Page      

    NZD showed a slight increase against USD on Tuesday, continuing the development of corrective dynamics, formed at the beginning of the week. The growth of the instrument is facilitated by technical factors, as USD is once again receiving support from the growth of 10-year Treasury yields to perennial highs.


              2008-2013 Honda Accord 8 Android 8.0 10.1 inch HD Touchscreen GPS Navigation Auto Radio Bluetooth Phone USB Carplay SWC WIFI Music support DVR TPMS OBD2      Cache   Translate Page      
    {{translate text="Overview"}}
    • {{translate text="3G&4GWiFi/App download/3D Navigation/Radio Tuner/Bluetooth/Dual Zone/ File Management/HD 1080P Video/Steering Wheel Control/Mirror Link/OBD2/DVR/Backup camera/MP3/AUX/USB/SD etc."}}

    {{translate text="Configuration"}}
    • {{translate text="OS: Intelligent pure android 8.0 operation system."}}
    • {{translate text="CPU: High quality 8 - Core 1.5 GHz Coretex-A53 processor with great performance"}}
    • {{translate text="GPU: with 600Mhz Mali-400 MP4 GPU, It supports dual-screen display for the highest resolution of 2048*1536."}}
    • {{translate text="Hard Disk: 32 GB INand Flash"}}
    • {{translate text="RAM: 4GB Samsung DDR3"}}
    • {{translate text="Screen: multi-touch screen with smooth operation, high sensitivity and abundant interaction for the better view of your road ahead."}}
    • {{translate text="UI: With exquisite and user-friendly user interface, you can set any of your favorite application icons as shortcut on the main menu and set the position of the icons according to your preference."}}

    {{translate text="Features"}}
    • {{translate text="High Speed 3G&4GWiFi Internet: The system supports surfing internet via 3G or WiFi. It comes with WiFi module. You can perform Google search on the road with quick search box, play online games, watch videos, download online data and check emails by connecting to any WiFi hotspot in range or 3g internet."}}
    • {{translate text="App download: It replaces your factory radio with android based system of great utility and extendibility. You can download any applications in the android market for access to games, Skype, MSN, YouTube, twitter, E-Book, Gmail etc. This system also supports installation or removal of apps on RAM or SD optionally."}}
    • {{translate text="3D Navigation: The car stereo is equipped with worldwide real-time navigation function of high accuracy. With current location, speed, mileage, landmark building display, 3D street view, destination search and turn-by-turn voice directions, it will be your perfect road companion. With dual zone function, the music from radio/AV/TV etc can be played behind the scene under GPS mode and it will switch to the GPS voice automatically."}}
    • {{translate text="Radio Tuner: Built-in with strong digital FM/AM radio tuner, this car A/V system features searching radio channels automatically, manually and storing them in the process. RDS is also supported."}}
    • {{translate text="Bluetooth: It upgrades your car with BC6 Bluetooth module for hands-free calls and music streaming. With ringtones and voice coming out from the car speakers, you can dial, answer, reject and mute calls without taking your hands off the steering wheel. Its phonebook function enables you to search for contacts directly on the big screen of the head unit. The capability to stream your favorite tunes from the Smartphone wirelessly is also desirable. An internal microphone is included for distortion-free talking. "}}
    • {{translate text="Office Tools: You can read and edit office files such as WORD/EXCEL/POWERPOINT/PDF/TXT on it as your tablet."}}
    • {{translate text="File Management: With file browser, you can open files with the corresponding applications, search files and manage them."}}
    • {{translate text="AUX: This function is for audio, video input and output from external devices. "}}
    • {{translate text="Steering wheel control: Your original car’s steering wheel controls will still work after installation."}}
    • {{translate text="32GB USB/SD Connection: with USB and SD slots of 32GB capacity, this unit allows for audio and video play, photo view, E-book Reading etc from SD or USB. MP3、WMA、AAC、RM、LFAC audio formarts,MPEG-1/2/4、H264、H263、VC1、RV、RMVB、DivX、Sorenson SparK、Spark、VP8、AVS Stream video and JPG/BMP/JEPG/GIF/PNG picture are supported."}}
    • {{translate text="iPod and iPhone full control with charging function."}}
    • {{translate text="OSD Languages: 37 kinds of OSD languages are supported including: Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, Japanese ,Korean ,Arabic ,English (Australia),English (Canada) ,English (new Zealand),English (Singapore),English (United kingdom),English (United States) ,Afrikaans, Bahasa Indonesia ,Bahase Melayu ,Deutsch(Deutschland), Deutsch(Liechtenstein), Deutsch(schweiz), Filipino, Fancais(Belgique), Fancais(Canada), Fancais(France),Fancais(Suisse),Italiano(Italia), Italiano(Svizzera), Kiswahili, Latviesu, Magyar,Nederlands, Norsk bokmal,Polski, Portugues(Brasil), Portugues(portugal), Rumantsch, SlovenCina,Suomi, Svenska ,Pyccknn."}}
    • {{translate text="Designable Elements: 8 live wallpapers and 21 wallpapers are preset. You can set any picture you like as wallpaper. You are also enabled to DIY startup picture and main menu."}}
    • {{translate text="Built-in Amplifier: 4 channel output 4*45W Amplifier is embedded into this car audio system. "}}
    • {{translate text="Mirror link: It synchronizes your mobile phone with this DVD player trough WiFi or USB. This technology enables you to gain access to your Smartphone’s applications on the unit to play music and videos etc. It currently supports iPhone, Samsung Galaxy (android 4.2 and above)."}}

    {{translate text="Options}}
    • {{translate text="HD Digital TV: DVB-T/ATSC/ISDB-T HD TV Tuner can be provided for receiving digital TV channels."}}
    • {{translate text="Car DVR: The DVR function is used for recording the whole process of traffic accidents, taking photos for front of vehicles and storing the video in real-time while driving."}}
    • {{translate text="3G module: With this 3g module, you can connect to 3g internet by inserting an SIM card to it."}}
    • {{translate text="Backup Camera: It adds a backup camera for automatically switching to the parking image while reversing. This option includes a waterproof and night vision backup camera which will be mounted to the position of your car’s license plate lights and the cables for its connection. The default rearview camera is wired. If you need the wireless one, please send a note us after placing order."}}
    • {{translate text="OBDII: With this OBDII Scanner, you can connect it to your car’s DLC port and open the unit’s Bluetooth for monitoring the car’s fuel consumption, water temperature, revolving speed, environment temperature, intake pressure, throttle position, air flow, computer load, car speed etc in the OBD interface."}}
    • {{translate text="Parrot Bluetooth: Different from the ordinary Bluetooth, the Parrot Bluetooth comes with voice control which enables you to dial, reject and answer calls as well as play music directly with your own voice. With pictures preset for callers in the phonebook of your telephone, Parrot Bluetooth enables the pictures to be shown on the widescreen when there is calling. Besides, the names of the songs and singers can both be displayed when you connect Bluetooth-enabled devices with this unit to play music."}}
    • {{translate text="DAB: Short for digital audio broadcasting, DAB as an advanced digital radio technology for broadcasting radio stations integrates a number of features to reduce interference problems and signal noise. With high-quality sound, it offers more radio programs over a specific spectrum than analogue FM radio. Besides, DAB can not only automatically tune to all the available stations, offering a list for you to select from, but also provide real-time information such as song titles, music type and news or traffic updates. It’s the best choice for radio lovers and music enthusiasts."}}
    • {{translate text="TPMS: Perfectly connected with this head unit with simple installation, the TPMS reports real-time tire-pressure information via a pictogram display or a simple low-pressure warning light to help you save fuel consumption, extend the tire life, decrease downtime and maintenance and increase environmental efficiency. The early recognition of the malfunction of tires provided by TPMS can avoid traffic accidents to improve safety in the whole process of driving."}}

    Price: US$589.99 Special Price: US$418.00


              Cost of Studying in New Zealand for Indian Students      Cache   Translate Page      

    There are a lot of reasons why New Zealand has a lot of attraction for international students. The country is one of the most beautiful countries in the world with such an amazing lifestyle, hospitable residents, and stable government. New Zealand has something new and unique for every international student that comes to the country to study.


              The Only Secret Left to Keep, Katherine Hayton      Cache   Translate Page      
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    Detective Ngaire Blakes is back on the case when a skeletonized murder victim is discovered - a crime that took place during the Springbok Tours of 1981. A period that pitted father against son, town against city, and police against protestors.

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    The third book in the Ngaire Blakes series, THE ONLY SECRET LEFT TO KEEP finds Blakes back in the police force (see my review of the second book: THE SECOND STAGE OF GRIEF for more), confronted by a very unusual case. The skeleton of a murder victim, found on a fireground, is eventually identified as a young African American, Sam Andie, who went missing around the time of the 1981 Springbok Tour of New Zealand.

    In the first two novels in this series a fair amount of time has gone into setting up the character of Ngaire Blakes. A cop who suffers from PTSD she's been assaulted, left the force, solved a case that she was being framed in, and is now back on the force, with a baffling historical crime to solve. In this outing the concentration has moved away from the character back story and more towards the investigation - a promising sign that this series is going to continue to evolve and improve from the potential heralded in the first two novels.

    The plot here is nicely complicated by a series of factors - the Springbok Tours in New Zealand (and Australia) were fraught times, accompanied by many protests, strong opinions for and against, and the potential for a protest to have been a catalyst for murder is highly feasible. As is the possibility that a young African American man, transplated from the States to New Zealand by his family, could have met with racial prejudice and violence. Further complicated by the double homicide conviction handed down to Sam's girlfriend in the same week that he disappeared.

    Because there has been so much concentration of Ngaire Blakes in the earlier books there is always the possibility that this is a series that would work better if you started at the very beginning, although you can step into it at THE ONLY SECRET LEFT TO KEEP, accept that Blakes has some hefty baggage, and enjoy the novel as a police procedural / investigation in its own right. There's plenty to this plot, to Sam Andie himself, and to events around the time that he was murdered to keep a reader involved and occupied. Knowing a lot more about Blakes certainly means that you can see exactly how this series is progressing, and get a feeling for the way it keeps moving forward, adjusting the focus, and heading into very interesting territory indeed.

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              The Second Stage of Grief, Katherine Hayton      Cache   Translate Page      
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    A false accusation. A brutal murder. Can Ngaire find a killer before he finds her?

    Ngaire Blakes is trying to put her life back together. The ex-cop resigned from the police after a vicious assault left her battling PTSD. Dragged into a murder investigation, she’s shocked to discover that all the evidence points to her.

    When the body count climbs, Ngaire flees to the cold comfort of her estranged father’s hometown. In danger and not knowing who to trust, she severs contact with her closest allies and must learn to rely on herself if she’s going to catch the killer before it’s too late.

    The Second Stage of Grief is the second book in a series of mystery novels set in the dark shadows of New Zealand. If you enjoy gritty mysteries, strong women who rise to the challenge, and thrilling psychological suspense, then you’ll love Katherine Hayton’s latest installment in the Ngaire Blakes trilogy. 

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    This is an embarrassingly overdue mention of the second novel in a series which is going from strength to strength. Apologies to the author, the delay is all my fault.

    If you're not aware of the Ngaire Blakes series from New Zealand author Katherine Hayton then this is one that needs to go on the to be read pile. Starting out with THE THREE DEATHS OF MAGDALENE LYNTON, then this novel, THE SECOND STAGE OF GRIEF onto the third, which was longlisted in this year's Ngaio Marsh Awards, THE ONLY SECRET LEFT TO KEEP, this is a police procedural which is improving in leaps and bounds with every outing.

    Centred around Ngaire Blakes, a Police Detective who in this novel has resigned from the force after a brutal assault has left her suffering from PTSD, Blake is a terrific character. Flawed and complex without being tediously complicated, Blakes is strong enough to take on the world on her own in THE SECOND STAGE OF GRIEF, after isolating herself from friends and colleagues, and running to her estranged father's remote hometown to hide. Only hiding never works, and somehow Blakes finds herself in the position of having to find a killer before a frame up gets her.

    The procedural elements of these books work pretty well, and the plots are nicely twisty and tricky, but at the heart of it all is a great character study. Blakes is one of those characters that you can't help but like, even though you'd probably want to shake sense into her if it was real life. She's troubled, she's flawed, she's suffering and she's extremely real and absolutely believable. Setting or sense of place is slightly less important, and in THE SECOND STAGE OF GRIEF if nothing else, Blakes fleeing to her father's place gives the author an opportunity to give the reader a sense of the remoteness and rural nature of the areas that she's moving through.

    There was potential in the first book that's been continued in this second outing. There are obvious hints here that Blakes police career is far from over though, and the third book deservedly won a place on the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Awards longlist. More on that next up.

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    So I'm pretty sure Karren tried to do me in with this sketch.  There are 4 circles on this sucker.  4.  I didn't quite know where to start.  Then I thought it reminded me of a wreath.  I started with a Christmas wreath and that went disastrously.  Did not turn out at all so I tried a heart with some flowers and that didn't work so this is where we ended up.  I'm totally happy with it and must say red and grey make my heart flutter a bit!

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    Stamps: Sweet Celebration (Lil' Inkers)
    Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Black
    Other: Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, Warm Welcome Dies (Lil' Inkers), Pretty Pines Thinlits, Black Rhinestons, Dimensionals

    Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the gorgeous cards the Design Team has created.  You will totally be inspired!

    Have a fabulous day!
    Jen



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    Tim Keith, co-owner/winemaker of Leaf and Vine Winery in his Rebel Vintners tasting room

    Leaf and Vine Winery – a small, father-and-son (Rick and Tim Keith) owned and operated company – is based in the City of Napa; and so naturally, they produce Napa Valley wines. But winemaker/partner Tim Keith is also crazy about Lodi grown grapes. Therefore he crafts six different vineyard-designate wines with Lodi stamped prominently on the labels.

    Also typical of many of the boutique sized winemakers who have recently begun flocking to Lodi vineyards like moths to a flame, the younger Keith is an advocate of wines fermented with native, or indigenous, yeasts; strictly neutral oak aging (that is, older barrels that do not impart significant wood flavors); zero filtration or fining of finished wines; and generally, a minimalist, “hands off” approach when it comes to just about everything done in the winery.

    This is no coincidence. Lodi is, admittedly, an “up and coming” winegrowing region (never mind that it is, by far, the largest in the U.S.) insofar as prestige and mainstream press coverage. You are far more likely to find Napa, Sonoma or Santa Barbara grown wines on the wine lists of hoity-toity restaurants across the country than you are Lodi wines. It follows that smaller scale, handcraft style winemakers who do embrace Lodi are those with contrarian streaks. Vintners who like to go against the grain, defying convention.

    Rebel Vintners in the heart of downtown Napa

    Tim Keith even operates a tasting room called Rebel Vintners – in partnership with two other winemakers of somewhat like mind (Holman Cellars’ Jason Holman and Cadle Family Wines’ Kevin Cadle) – located in the heart of downtown Napa on First and Coombs Streets.

    So what’s inside the mind of a “rebel” winemaker? In a conversation last week, we sat down with Tim Keith to get his story:

    “I was born and raised in Salem, Oregon, but was first introduced to vineyards through my late grandfather, who began growing wine grapes in Chiles Valley in the 1950s. He planted Zinfandel, which is the flagship grape in that particular part of Napa Valley.

    When I got out of high school and started college, around 2000, my original intent was to pursue a business degree. I began to lose interest, and so my grandfather invited me to come on down to Chiles Valley to help out on the ranch. That pushed me in another direction; so I transferred to U.C. Davis to study enology and viticulture.

    Leaf and Vine's Tim Keith sampling 2018 old vine Carignan in Lodi's Mule Plane Vineyard

    “After graduating from Davis in 2004 I worked in a number of wineries in Oregon, California and New Zealand; including a position as assistant winemaker at Green & Red Vineyard in Chiles Valley. It was working with estate grown Zinfandel and Petite Sirah at Green & Red that probably shaped the winemaking ethos I have today – that is, my focus on vineyard-specific fruit, although we buy from everywhere we can find great grapes.  

    “But I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit as well. I knew that, sooner than later, I would need to start working for myself. And so in 2010, my father and I founded Leaf and Vine as a father-and-son company. We do consulting and custom crush for other wineries, as well as focus our own brand. After working out of several places, in 2014 we were able to purchase warehouse space in Napa and build our own winery from scratch. While we’ve been doing 50 to 90 tons for other wineries each year, getting out into vineyards, picking out fruit and crafting wines for our own label is what gets me most excited.

    “We’ve been working with Lodi grapes since 2010. I credit Tegan Passslacqua (winemaker for Turley Wine Cellars) for first putting me in touch with Markus Bokisch (owner/grower of Bokisch Vineyards), which led us to our Petite Sirah grown by Markus in his Vista Luna Vineyard, in Lodi’s Borden Ranch AVA. I think Lodi Petite Sirah is one of Lodi’s hidden gems. You get such depth of character there, without being overly astringent or tannic, unlike most of the Petite Sirah grown in California. It’s the warm days and cool nights as well as rocky red cobble soil of Borden Ranch that make a more ‘elegant’ style of Petite Sirah possible.

    Zinfandel block in Bokisch Ranches' Vista Luna Vineyard (Borden Ranch-Lodi)

    “In 2016 we started making Zinfandel from Vista Luna Vineyard; and in 2017, old vine Carignan from Mule Plane Vineyard (planted in 1927-1930) in the Mokelumne River AVA. Also in 2017, we began producing Albariño, Verdelho and Grenache blanc from Vista Luna. The thing that fascinates me about Lodi is how it is almost like a pupu platter of grape types and different sites. I love how the rocky hillside soils of Borden Ranch contrast with the dusty, sandy valley floor soil of Mokelumne River. Both are great, well drained sites, and both produce distinctive wines from a wide range of grapes – varieties that, for the most part, we just can’t find here in Napa.

    “We’re well aware that Lodi has been producing wine grapes for a long time, but we’re proud to be part of the new crop of specialty winemakers – much smaller guys than the big wineries that still dominate the region. But in our own ways, we’re all trying to capture the world class quality that I see in these grapes.

    “Insofar as my evolution as a winemaker: Admittedly, I started out as more of a typical winemaker coming out of Davis, doing most things ‘by the book.’ At Davis we learned that winemaking is both a science and an art; but you need the science first, to make good wine. But the more you do it, the more you realize that the best wines come from the ‘art’ side. That’s what eventually led me towards the ‘natural’ winemaking movement. It’s gotten to the point where things like native yeasts, neutral oak and things like unfiltered/unfined have become standard practice for us.

    The glamourous side of winemaking: Tim Keith manning the forklift (moving around bins of just-picked Lodi grapes)

    “I think one of the keys to really good winemaking is building a good microbiology in your winery. In our winery, we produce wines for ourselves plus five or six other clients at a time. Some of our clients specify inoculated fermentations with commercial yeasts, and a couple of our wineries prefer natural fermentations with native yeast.

    “Either way, a fermentation may start with certain yeasts, but eventually all the yeasts that are present in the winery probably play a part in the fermentations. Our job, of course, is to make sure none of them go astray. But ultimately, I prefer a native yeast fermentation because, for me, it’s all about complexity in a wine, which you are more likely to get from a native yeast fermentation employing all the different yeasts built up in your winery’s microbiology.”

    A rundown of Leaf and Vine’s Lodi grown wines, along with further insights from Mr. Keith:

    2017 Leaf and Vine, Vista Luna Vineyard Borden Ranch-Lodi Verdelho ($26)

    Lemon lime notes with flowery sensibility, along with a faintly vanillin drop of cream. Tart-edgy on the palate; medium body with a slightly viscous, silky texture, juxtaposed by a lemony crisp middle and finish.

    Comments Mr. Keith: “Verdelho is one of the three different white wines we source from Lodi. We encourage all three to go through malolactic fermentation (i.e. “ML,” which is when the sharper tasting malic acid in a wine is converted to milder lactic acid), which I prefer for the stability it gives to a wine – especially since we don’t filter any of our wines.

    Close-up of ovular berries of Vista Luna Vineyard Verdelho

    “In anticipation of ML, we pick our Verdelho early enough, when sugars are no higher than 21.5° Brix (i.e. grape sugar reading) and acidity is still high. ML adds textural quality to the wine; but our intention is to get that acidity to pop, because that’s what brings out Verdelho’s bright citrus, floral, lemon grass aromas and flavors – like a potpourri of perfumes. Otherwise, we ferment the wine at cold temperatures in a stainless steel tank, and it spends six months in neutral oak barrels on the lees (i.e. dead yeast cells), then held another three months in tanks before bottling.”

    Leaf and Vine, Vista Luna Vineyard Borden Ranch-Lodi Albariño ($28)

    Pale gold color and candied lemon/mandarin wedge nose, with an airy, floral quality. The medium weight body has a round, silky smooth quality punctuated by a bright, medium acidity; the citrus/floral qualities finishing crisp and fresh.

    Says Keith: “To me, Albariño is a ‘funny bird.’ I didn’t have much of a concept of it when I first started working with the grape in 2017; and so I fermented half of it in steel tanks and the other half in barrels. We age all of it nine months in neutral oak with occasional lees stirring. The result is a luscious style of the grape; very much a crowd pleaser. It has the round mouth feel, a little like a Chardonnay; but of course, it is very much an Albariño, with a fruit intensity that reminds me of sipping on a piña colada.”

    Albariño in Bokisch Ranches' Vista Luna Vineyard

    2017 Leaf and Vine, Vista Luna Vineyard Borden Ranch-Lodi Grenache Blanc ($32)

    Handled as a more “serious” wine by Keith; complete with barrel fermentation (strictly neutral French oak) and a full nine months in the same barrels. Result is a wine espousing the fresh pear qualities of the grape with creamy underpinnings; the focus in the nose remaining squarely on the varietal fruit (with none of the strong vanillin/charred qualities you expect in a barrel fermented white). On the palate, the wine is rounded yet tart edged; full-ish, without being heavy; and viscous textured through a long middle and finish, bolstered by the zippy acidity and a smidgen of champagne-like yeastiness.

    Adds Keith: We pick our Grenache blanc when the sugars and flavors are a little riper, around 23.5° Brix. By taking the wine through ML, we get both textural and vanilla qualities, but without the ‘buttery’ flavor of diacetyl often associated with, say, barrel fermented Chardonnay. Continuous stirring of the lees while in the barrel (a winemaking practice called bâttonage) contributes further to the overall complexity.”

    2016 Leaf and Vine, Vista Luna Vineyard Borden Ranch-Lodi Zinfandel ($28)

    Zingy, nostril tingling red cherry/raspberry nose; pure and unfettered (that is, mercifully free of the sweet oakiness far more typical of California Zinfandels). The medium-full body (14.7% alcohol) has a good, buoyant feel; the fruit focused profile backed up by zesty natural acidity and fairly sturdy tannin.

    Explains Keith: “Our Vista Luna Zinfandel does not get nearly as much barrel aging as our Petite Sirah because the aromatics are so floral and pretty – like fresh-cut flowers, lavender, fresh blue and red fruits, pushed out by lots of bright acid. It sees 18 months in neutral French oak – just enough to round out the flavors without taking away from those aromatics.

    Vista Luna Vineyard Zinfandel (Borden Ranch-Lodi)

    “We also tank ferment our Zinfandel in closed-tops; again, unlike Petite Sirah, where we prefer an open-top, which helps burn off a little alcohol during fermentation. We’ve found that closed-tops for Zinfandel contributes to the fresh aromatics; and if we pick early enough, at around 24.5° Brix, the alcohol still remains moderate, needing no water 'adjustment' at all. To round out tannins, we’ll barrel down one or two barrels at 2° or 3° Brix (i.e. with still-fermenting sugars) and let them finish in wood. The rest we’ll ferment to dryness in the tank; and, depending upon the year, hold the wine on skins for another five or so days to further polymerize tannins.”

    2015 Leaf and Vine, Vista Luna Vineyard Borden Ranch-Lodi Petite Sirah ($32)

    Mr. Keith says he works hard to avoid a typically “monster” style of Petite Sirah; but let there be no mistake, this wine is very “PS”: beginning with its inky, black-purplish color, and nose of super-concentrated, black/plummy fruit, yet multi-faceted with violet/lavender-ish perfumes, whiffs of red meat and hard spices like juniper and peppercorn. The only thing missing is smoky oak; but since the house style eschews the usual oaky California style – espousing strictly neutral French oak (30 months in barrel) – oak is not a sensory factor in either the nose or palate. Yet the feel is dense, muscular and full without being cumbersome (14.8% alcohol); the wine’s thick cords of tannin cut by notably zippy acidity, tipping it towards meaty, spicy, concentrated fruit sensations.

    Keith elaborates: “Our Petite Sirah is very much a product of its source, Vista Luna Vineyard, growing in the volcanic cobble of Borden Ranch – some of the oldest soils in California (around 500,000 years).

    Leaf and Vine's Tim Keith talkin' Lodi wine

    “This is by far our most labor-intensive wine. The grapes are 100% destemmed – Petite Sirah doesn’t need the extra tannin from stems – and is fermented in open-top bins. We’ll do six punch-downs a day to control the fermentation temperature, and we sparge with oxygen (a practice also called oxygenation, which helps increase polymerization of tannin molecules while preventing formation of off-flavors).

    “While frequent, our punch-downs are gentle, since we also want to keep the whole berries intact to get a little bit of carbonic maceration (i.e. intracellular fermentation taking place within individual whole berries), which enhances fruit qualities. Then we age the Petite 30 months with the addition of lees from our Sauvignon blanc which, when stirred, add the nano-proteins that help bind the aggressive tannins typical of the varietal.

    “Our goal is an approachable, more delineated style of Petite, rather than something big and simple. By picking early enough we can usually get alcohols below 14.5%. We won’t cut the wine with water to reduce alcohol; but even in the bigger, riper years – which happen – we’ve found we can produce a balanced style of Petite Sirah, with more of a flow, or clearer path, on the palate, with an actual front, middle and finish.”

    2016 Leaf and Vine, Mule Plain Vineyard Mokelumne River-Lodi Carignane ($42)

    Carignan is considered one of Leaf and Vine’s most serious reds; this particular wine’s “sense of place” (qualities often called terroir) lending itself ideally to the winery’s regime of indigenous yeast, focus on fruit and natural acidity, and neutral oak aging. The nose is pungent with black cherry; pure and perfumey, and tinged with leafy/herby and dusty notes. On the palate, the cherry sensations are notably zesty with acidity, medium-full, fresh and upbeat; firm tannins and balancing acidity lending a sturdy enough framework to manufacture long, meaty, savory sensations, and a promise of another 5 to 10 years of positive maturation in the bottle.

    Old vine Carignan (planted 1927-1930) in Shinn Ranch's Mule Plane Vineyard

    Says Keith: “We do a 50/50 whole cluster/destemmed fermentation – the destemmed fruit laid over whole clusters in open-top bins. We’ll do just enough punch-downs to get the cap wet during the fermentation, so as not to bring the whole clusters to the top. The goal is to achieve partial carbonic maceration, which I think brings out the prettier fragrances of the varietal, while retaining some of the earthy aromatics indigenous to the vineyard.

    “24 months in neutral oak is all this varietal needs to resolve its tannins without taking away from the concentration of varietal character. Unique to the vineyard, the nose of is very ‘lifted’ – mixing floral qualities with bright fruit, enhanced by the partial carbonic maceration.” 


              Nickelodeon Australia Gears Up for 'Crash The Bash' Season Three      Cache   Translate Page      
    This summer, Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand is bringing viewers the ultimate front row seat to all the action on the ground at the Big Bash League with the third season of Nickelodeon's hit Logie nominated series, Crash the Bash!


    BBL Cricketers with Crash The Bash 2016 hosts Ollie McCormack and Kristy Best

    Crash the Bash is a cricket show but not about cricket … kinda… It's a show about what happens between the balls, around the overs, in the stands and behind the scenes of the eighth season of the KFC Big Bash League (BBL) and fourth season of the Rebel Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL)!

    Jam-packed with slime, fun stunts, pranks, jokes and international cricket stars acting like you've never seen before, Crash the Bash goes in and around the Big Bash League to bring you all the action every week. You won't believe what the crazy hosts come up with!

    Join Nickelodeon as they bring all the excitement from the cricket pitch into Australian and Kiwi lounge rooms.

    In addition to airing on Nickelodeon, Crash the Bash BBL|08 will air on FOX CRICKET!


    T20 Big Bash league manager Anthony Everard

    Crash the Bash has a nose for the weird, wonderful and way-out. From stubborn seagulls that refuse to leave the pitch, to watermelon chomping kids that become overnight viral stars; if it's goofy, funny or freaky, its in.

    Online at nick.com.au, fans can find out more about Crash the Bash and the BBL, watch exclusive videos, play fantastic games, and view awesome photos.

    The Big Bash is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world. With heaving stadiums packed with crazy cricket-fans – the Big Bash is insanely popular with families in particular, so Nick thought "what the hang…let's make a BBL show for kids"!


    It's Slime Time!

    The news follows the success of the partnership during BBL|06 and BBL|07 and ensures Nickelodeon will continue to work closely with Cricket Australia to further strengthen the KFC BBL’s position as one of the best family entertainment options in the country this Summer, and provides young fans with more opportunities to interact with the BBL and Rebel WBBL than ever before.

    Tickets are on sale now. Visit https://www.bigbash.com.au for more information.

    In additional news, Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand have announced the champion of their NickRL competition! As the winner of Nick-RL, Ryder got to attend the 2018 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final Sydney, plus meet and play Slime Ball with John Mansour of the Penrith Panthers, as well as receive Nickelodeon's highest honour - a Nickelodeon sliming!



    About Nickelodeon Networks

    Nickelodeon, now in its 22nd year in Australia and 39th globally, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family, with 1.2 billion cumulative subscriptions in more than 500 million households across 170+ countries and territories, via more than 100+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc.

    Nickelodeon Australia has been named Channel of The Year twice by ASTRA and won numerous industry awards. Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels air 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are seen in over 2.3 million households via Foxtel (Channel 701) and Fetch TV (Channel 146). Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is a part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. www.nick.com.au.

    More Nick: Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand Premieres 'Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'!
    Follow NickALive! on Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, via RSS, on Instagram, and/or Facebook for the latest Nickelodeon Australia & New Zealand and Crash The Bash News and Highlights!
              Opinions split over first year Labour-led government      Cache   Translate Page      

    It's nearly a year since the Labour-led government came into power, but public opinion in South Auckland is split over whether Māori have had any gains under the new coalition.

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              RNZYS Club Marine Series – Wednesday 10th October 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
    RNZYS Winter Series - Live Sail Die

    It was a glamour day in Auckland which meant it was an even better afternoon to go for a Wednesday night race! Check out this cheeky little video we created for the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) Club Marine Wednesday Night Series. Good times.

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              New Zealand company declares 4-day work week trial a success      Cache   Translate Page      
    Perpetual Guardian a New Zealand company that manages trusts, wills, and estate planning claims that its trial of a four-day work week over March and April this year was a success and will be adopting the new schedule full time.
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    Wellington.Scoop The enormity of what Wellington is losing becomes clear when you read Heritage New Zealand’s official listings about the convent building at Erskine College (above; now being demolished), and all the buildings at the former teachers college in Karori (five of them are to be demolished.) They all have number one categories, but this […]
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    Report from RNZ Four police recruits have been stood down pending investigations into their conduct while they were studying at the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua. Superintendent Scott Fraser said the investigations into the four trainee police were launched following allegations of misconduct in separate incidents. None of the recruits was on duty […]
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              New Evidence of Hacked Supermicro Hardware Found in US Telecom - Bloomberg      Cache   Translate Page      

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              Karl Urban Net Worth      Cache   Translate Page      

    He was an acclaimed celebrity in New Zealand pictures The Prince of Milk and Out of the Blue. Karl was born Karl-Heinz Urban on June 7, 1972 in Wellington, New Zealand into a German immigrant father who owned a leather goods store as well as a mom who once worked for picture facilities in Wellington. …

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              Police and ESR scientists' illegal-drug tests of wastewater to expand to 80 per cent of New Zealand      Cache   Translate Page      
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              Kiwi film ‘Yellow is Forbidden’ submitted to Oscars      Cache   Translate Page      

    Pietra Brettkelly’s ‘Yellow is Forbidden’ is New Zealand’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 91st Academy Awards. Each year the Academy invites countries to select and submit their best foreign language film for consideration. Selection of the film is made by a committee of experienced film industry representatives, chaired by New Zealand

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              External Audit Senior/Supervisor, Canada - Think Global Recruitment - Toronto, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
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              Alzheimers NZ is the event of the year for NZ dementia community      Cache   Translate Page      

    Alzheimers NZ is hosting a three-day conference from October 25 in Auckland to discuss the major dementia challenge facing New Zealand. Dementia is one of this country’s most serious unmet health needs, affecting four out of five Kiwis in some way, and this conference aims to find solutions.


              TAB backing homegrown heroes in Melbourne      Cache   Translate Page      

    Three of the heavyweights of New Zealand racing have gathered to plan their assault on the Melbourne Spring Racing carnival.


              TAB backing homegrown heroes In Melbourne      Cache   Translate Page      

    Three of the heavyweights of New Zealand racing have gathered to plan their assault on the Melbourne Spring Racing carnival.


              Sick Old Man - Tribunus Plebis Cassette - 2016      Cache   Translate Page      
    Blackened Crust Punk from Auckland, New Zealand.
    Released on 2016-12-17,

    Limited to 50 copies

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    03 - Outflanked
    04 - The Sick Old Man
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              VA - Hairy Palm Vol 2 Cassete - 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
    New Zealand Punk Cassette, second one in the series so far.

    "Hairy Palm Volume 2: A current document of New Zealand punk, hardcore, noise, sludge and industrial, all lovingly hand dubbed in a bedroom in West Auckland, with artwork by Ahnand Unka (j-card), Grant Sheridan (labels) and Jess Dew (inserts), set to be released in the most inconvenient of formats, cassette."

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              Comment on Lundy loses appeal by Dazzaman      Cache   Translate Page      
    New Zealand "drama" has plenty of competition for worst actor. As for just worst....he's there on top.
              Oklahoma City's Adams among big men reviving center position      Cache   Translate Page      
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Steven Adams is invaluable to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He's also a reminder: Big men in the NBA are still vital. The imposing 7-foot center from New Zealand is helping change the recent narrative that NBA centers are an endangered species, something that — based on spending and
              Sam Cane injury: All Blacks say flanker is expected to make full recovery after surgery on broken neck      Cache   Translate Page      
    New Zealand confirmed that Cane is up and about after undergoing surgery on a broken neck suffered during Saturday's narrow victory over South Africa
              Kane Williamson takes on New Zealand captaincy      Cache   Translate Page      
    New Zealand appoint Kane Williamson as their Test captain, meaning that he will now skipper his country in all three formats of the game.
              'Foul' water and a whistling draught: Life inside New Zealand's emergency housing      Cache   Translate Page      
    A woman waiting for a kidney transplant says the motel she's been placed in is making her sick.
              Thiên tai ở Indonesia: Cơn sóng thần cao nhất đo được lên tới hơn 11m      Cache   Translate Page      

    Truyền thông Indonesia ngày 10/10 đưa tin đảo Sulawesi của Indonesia đã phải hứng chịu tới ba cơn sóng thần, cao tới 11,3m, ập vào bờ biển sau trận động đất mạnh ngày 28/9 vừa qua.

    Sóng thần mang theo một lượng nước lớn đã tiến sâu tới 468,8m trong đất liền.

    Báo Kompas dẫn lời ông Sugeng Pribadi, Phó giám đốc Văn phòng quản lý động đất thuộc Cơ quan địa vật lý và khí tượng Indonesia cho biết cơn sóng thần đầu tiên, xuất hiện trong khoảng từ 1-2 phút sau trận động đất mạnh 7,5 độ, chủ yếu ảnh hưởng đến thành phố Palu, thủ phủ tỉnh Trung Sulawesi và thị trấn duyên hải Donggala. Cơn sóng thần thứ hai xảy ra 5 phút sau động đất đã suy yếu trước khi đổ vào bờ biển, trong khi cơn sóng thần thứ 3 và là cơn sóng cao nhất xuất hiện 10 phút sau động đất.

    Theo ông Sugeng, mặc dù chấn tiêu của trận động đất gần Donggala, nhưng sóng thần lại xảy ra ở Palu, do đó, việc sóng thần xuất hiện không chỉ bởi động đất mà còn do hiện tượng lở đất dưới đáy biển.

    Chính phủ Indonesia cho biết tính đến 13 giờ ngày 9/10, số nạn nhân thiệt mạng do động đất, sóng thần ở Trung Sulawesi lên tới 2.010 người, trong khi số người bị thương là 10.679 người. Hiện vẫn còn 671 người mất tích, 67.310 ngôi nhà bị hư hại và 82.775 người phải rời bỏ nhà cửa đi sơ tán.

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    Theo phóng viên TTXVN tại Sydney, Chính phủ Australia cam kết hỗ trợ 10,25 triệu AUD (tương đương 7,2 triệu USD) cho Chính phủ Indonesia nhằm trợ giúp khắc phục hậu quả nặng nề của động đất và sóng thần.

    Các khoản hỗ trợ của Australia chủ yếu dành cho các tổ chức phi chính phủ (NGO) thông qua chương trình Đối tác nhân đạo của Australia hỗ trợ nhu cầu thiết yếu để duy trì cuộc sống cho hơn 58.000 người như nước uống, xử lý nước thải, cung cấp nhà tạm, bảo đảm các dịch vụ và hỗ trợ tâm lý, phân phối các nhu yếu phẩm cần thiết; các cơ quan của Liên hợp quốc và các đối tác khác hỗ trợ nỗ lực cứu trợ trước mắt, trong đó bao gồm việc thông qua Quỹ dân số Liên hợp quốc hỗ trợ cho hơn 8.000 phụ nữ và trẻ em gái bảo đảm vệ sinh và sức khỏe sinh sản; 1 triệu AUD cho tổ chức Chữ thập Đỏ cung cấp nơi ở tạm, nước sạch và xử lý nước cho 80.000 người.

    Ngoài ra, Chính phủ Australia cũng dành tiền hỗ trợ nhân đạo và hỗ trợ hậu cần cho hơn 27.000 người, bao gồm các vật liệu và công cụ cần thiết để dựng nhà tạm, các thiết bị để bảo đảm người dân có nước sạch sử dụng và máy phát điện.

    Bên cạnh đó, Lực lượng quốc phòng Australia cũng hỗ trợ Chính phủ Indonesia vận chuyển nhu yếu phẩm cần thiết bằng máy bay. Sáu chiếc máy bay vận tải C-130 đã vận chuyển đồ cứu trợ tới Balikpapan và đưa người bị nạn ra khỏi các khu vực bị ảnh hưởng.

    Cùng với Australia, một số nước khác cũng đã công bố các khoản hỗ trợ dành cho Indonesia khắc phục thảm họa thiên tai, trong đó có New Zealand, Mỹ, Liên minh châu Âu, Anh, Canada, Philippines... và Tổ chức quốc tế về di trú. Ngoài ra, Mỹ, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Ấn Độ và Malaysia đã cử máy bay quân sự tới Balikpapan để hỗ trợ vận chuyển hàng cứu trợ và người bị nạn./.


              MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall for 8th day       Cache   Translate Page      
    Oct. 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell for an eighth day as investors remain uncertain about the global economic outlook. Fonterra Shareholders' Fund fell on the milk processor's lower forecast payout to farmers.
              NZ dollar benefits from weaker USD, supportive domestic data      Cache   Translate Page      
    Oct. 10 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained as the greenback continued to ease in Asia and as investors were cheered by positive domestic data.
              NZ plays down threat to European agri interests in FTA talks      Cache   Translate Page      
    Oct. 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand trade negotiators are trying to get their European counterparts to recognise that the nation's agricultural exports are small-fry in comparison to the regional bloc's farming sector.
              Best way to get Google Pixel 3 in NZ..?      Cache   Translate Page      
    Hi all,

    On the day of the Google Pixel 3 announcement, I'm pretty keen to get the new phone. However, I know that Google doesn't officially support New Zealand and therefore it's unlikely to show up in retail any time soon (I remember Noel Leeming sold one of the Pixel phones for a little while, and then PB Tech sells it) so I'm trying to figure out the best way to get one - especially factoring in warranty and repairs.

    I've seen previous Pixels still going at the Google store (Australia store), Dick Smith online and PB Tech... and a bunch of other random online retailers I don't know anything about. I'd like to get an Australian version for the official plugs to fit NZ sockets, etc, but I'd also like to take into consideration what happens if I have issues... in terms of sending it away for repairs under warranty.

    Does anyone have experience with this and the original Pixel or Pixel 2 in NZ? Where did you get it from, and if you've had any issues under warranty period (or outside warranty), how did you get them resolved?

    I COULD get it shipped to a friend in Australia who's coming over soon, but it worries me that I wouldn't have anywhere to take it under warranty in NZ if I had issues... otherwise, I COULD watch for it to show up at PB Tech and get it here and hope that they'll offer support...

    Thanks very much!

    Dion


              27% increase in trade with India: Taiwan official      Cache   Translate Page      

    New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) There has been a 27 per cent increase in bilateral trade between Taiwan and India in 2017, Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India (TECC) Representative Tien Chung-Kwang has said.

    Speaking at a reception here on Tuesday to mark the 107th National Day of Taiwan, Tien said that implementing Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's New Southbound Policy (NSP) that looks to deepen the East Asian nation's relationships with South Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Taiwan boosted its external trade with these NSP countries by 15.61 per cent to $110.9 billion last year.

    "Bilateral trade volume between Taiwan and India, in particular, increased 27 per cent year-on-year to $6.4 billion in 2017," he said.

    He said that under Tsai's leadership, Taiwan has initiated a number of significant reforms while pursuing a new economic model for sustainable developments that accelerated Taiwan's economic growth to a three-year high in 2017.

    "Taiwan's exports increased to a seven-year high in 2017, making it the 18th largest exporter and importer worldwide," Tien stated.

    "Taiwan also managed to cut its unemployment rate to 3.66 per cent, a 17-year low, in the first half of 2018."

    At the event, a 10-minute video titled "People Centred, Joint Happiness" was screened to introduce Taiwan's achievements in cultural integration, economy, international cooperation and technological innovations over the past year.

    Rajya Sabha member Ronald Sapa Lau and Lok Sabha members Sunil Jakhar and Meenakshi Lekhi were among those present.

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    1 Queen Marie Antoinette

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    As queen of France, Marie Antoinette became a baton of appearance – but as a 14-year-old Austrian archduchess she committed a appearance faux pas on the day she affiliated the approaching King Louis XVI in the aristocratic abbey at the Palace of Versailles in 1770.

    Strict agreement absolute bells accoutrements for the helpmate of a French beneficiary to the throne: a cloth-of-silver dress. Unfortunately, the bride’s growing anatomy was not taken into annual aback the dress was advised and so the consistent bodice was too small, acceptation that Marie Antoinette’s associates were clumsy to adhere the aback of the gown. According to Elizabeth Seymour Percy, Amazon of Northumberland, there was “quite a ample band of lacing and about-face absolutely visible, which had a bad aftereffect amid two broader stripes of chunk [the closing of which were a allowance from Marie Antoinette’s mother, Empress Maria Theresa of the Habsburg Empire].”

    In accession to the billowing dress, Marie Antoinette’s approaching beautician Léonard Autié advised the bride’s strawberry-blonde beard “badly arranged” for the occasion. The comment, accounting in his journal, may accept reflected his animosity with the beautician Sieur Larsenneur, who styled Marie Antoinette’s beard on the day of her bells in a low, delicate upsweep adorned with adorning gems. Léonard autonomous for added busy hairstyles for Marie Antoinette aback he afterwards became her hairdresser.

    Despite the appearance faux pas on her bells day, queen Marie Antoinette adherent abundant efforts to her accessible image. Her milliner (hatter) Rose Bertin and beautician Léonard became accepted as the queen’s ‘Ministers of Fashion’, ambience precedents for approaching celebrity stylists. But Marie Antoinette’s acceptability for absurdity (as able-bodied as her Austrian origins) contributed to her unpopularity. The French Revolution bankrupt out in 1789; the French absolution was baffled in 1792; and Marie Antoinette was accomplished by decollate in 1793, a few months afterwards her husband.

    2 Queen Victoria

    When Queen Victoria’s mother, Angel Victoire of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, affiliated King George III’s fourth son – Prince Edward, Battle of Kent and Strathearn – in 1818, she was dressed in an busy cloth-of-gold gown. This followed the attitude of Hanoverian brides, who wore cloister dress or aristocratic apparel on their bells day. And aback Queen Victoria’s accessory Angel Charlotte affiliated the approaching Leopold I of Belgium on 2 May 1816, the helpmate wore a bright ensemble of “silver absolutist on net, over a argent tissue slip, abstract at the basal with argent absolutist in shells and flowers”. The dress, which is the ancient British aristocratic bells clothes that survives to this day, additionally boasted “manteaux [a apart sleeveless blind or shawl]… of argent tissue lined with white satin, with a bound of adornment to acknowledgment that on the dress.”

    But in 1840, for her bells to Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in St James’s Palace, the adolescent Queen Victoria ancient from Hanoverian cloister attitude by cutting a analogously simple bells dress of white cottony glassy akin with applique and orange blossoms. Victoria declared her dress and jewels in her journal: “I wore a white glassy dress, with a abysmal camp of Honiton lace, an apery of an old design. My jewels were my Turkish architecture chaplet & earrings & baby Albert’s admirable azure brooch.”

    Technically, Queen Victoria was not the aboriginal aristocratic helpmate to opt for white – Mary, Queen of Scots wore white on her aboriginal bells day (when she affiliated the approaching King Francois II of France, in 1558). Queen Victoria’s best of bells dress, however, captured the accepted acuteness and aggressive added brides to accept white bells dresses – a trend that continues today.

    In her best of dress, Victoria was agog to advance British industry and accomplishment during a aeon aback English cottony and lace-making were experiencing a aeon of decline. The cottony glassy was alloyed in Spitalfields, East London, and the applique came from Honiton and Beer in Devon. Victoria admired her bells applique and wore it on important occasions for the blow of her reign, including her Architecture Jubilee in 1897.

    While Queen Victoria’s dress set a new trend, Victoria herself capital to be a accepted helpmate by demography the aforementioned vows as added women of her time. It was asked whether she capital to vow to obey Prince Albert and to this Victoria answered yes, because she capital to be affiliated as a abreast woman, not as queen.

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    Modern aristocratic brides abide to chase Victoria in showcasing British industry in their best of bells accoutrements – including Catherine Middleton, who wore a dress advised by Sarah Burton for the British appearance abode Alexander McQueen aback she affiliated Prince William on 29 April 2011. A account appear by Buckingham Palace anon afterwards the bells read: “Miss Middleton chose British cast Alexander McQueen for the adorableness of its adroitness and its account for acceptable ability and the abstruse architecture of clothing.” The applique appliqué for the bodice and brim was hand-made by the Aristocratic School of Needlework, based at Hampton Cloister Palace, and the applique architecture was hand-engineered application the Carrickmacross lace-making technique, which originated in Ireland in the 1820s.

    3 Queen Maud of Norway

    When Angel Maud of Wales (granddaughter of Queen Victoria and the youngest babe of the approaching King Edward VII) affiliated Prince Charles of Denmark (later King Haakon VII of Norway) on 22 July 1896, she chose a analogously simple bells dress that did not absorb lace. A account women’s annual of the time explained to readers: “The bells gown, fabricated in Spitalfields, is of authentic white English satin, with a continued alternation cut in one with the skirt, and akin in one bend with a abounding bow of mousseline de soie and orange blossoms; a ruche of chiffon and flowers borders the brim hem at the advanced and sides.” But Maud accustomed the attitude for Honiton applique (set by Queen Victoria) by cutting her mother’s Honiton applique bells veil. As aristocratic biographer Theo Aronson (1929–2003) afterwards observed: “Princess Maud, acknowledgment to her mother’s certain taste, was appreciably bigger dressed than best aristocratic brides.”

    Maud’s accouterment [the clothes, linen and added accouterments calm by a helpmate for her marriage] reflected her claimed interests, decidedly her adulation of cycling, benumbed and skiing (which she took up in Norway). Hertrousseau included benumbed habits and hats, and, according to a appearance annual of the time, “A cycling-gown, which is the actual archetypal of able smartness, is of tan bolt lined with a ablaze cottony serge and faced with advertisement linen collar and lapels”. The accouterment additionally included “for yachting, a airy little dejected serge frock”.

    Maud was not the alone granddaughter of Queen Victoria who autonomous to absolute the bulk of applique in her bells ensemble. Aback Angel Marie of Edinburgh affiliated the approaching Ferdinand I of Romania in 1893, she eschewed the acceptable Honiton applique blind beat by British aristocratic brides and chose instead a tulle blind to accompany a bells dress alleged by her mother. Afterwards in life, as queen of Romania, Marie developed a different faculty of style, accumulation adventurous interpretations of acceptable folk costumes.

    The artlessness of Maud’s clothes has been an afflatus for consecutive aristocratic brides. Aback Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby, the accepted acme angel of Norway, affiliated Acme Prince Haakon in 2001, she wore a cottony ache dress with continued sleeves, a corset waist and a two-metre train. The designer, Ove Harder Finseth, is said to accept been afflicted by Maud’s bells dress.



    4 Angel Irina of Russia

    Imperial Russian bells dresses commonly beat by admirable duchesses were so abundant that the helpmate generally begin it difficult to move at the ceremony. Tsar Nicholas II’s accessory Admirable Amazon Marie Pavlovna recalled cutting “a clothes of argent bolt so blubbery that it seemed to be fabricated of cardboard” aback she affiliated Prince Wilhelm of Sweden in 1908.

    When Nicholas’s niece Angel Irina Alexandrovna affiliated Prince Felix Yusupov – one of the wealthiest men in Russia – at the Anichkov Palace in 1914, she absitively not to abrasion a cloister dress and instead fabricated her own best of bells attire. Felix wrote in his memoirs: “Irina’s bells dress was magnificent; it was of white glassy abstract in silver, with a continued train.” Irina’s veil, captivated in abode by a adornment of bedrock clear and diamonds, already belonged to Marie Antoinette. The automated appearance of Irina’s bells dress afflicted approaching bells dresses appropriate into the 1920s.

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    In accession to the another dress, the bells of Irina and Felix featured an anarchistic bells allowance as well. Aback Tsar Nicholas II (along with his wife, Empress Alexandra) asked Felix what he would like as a bells present, the benedict requested the advantage of sitting in the Imperial box at the theatre. According to Felix, “Nicholas II blithely agreed”. But the affable affinity amid Felix and the Tsarwas not to last. It came to an brusque end aback Felix (along with the Tsar’s accessory Admirable Battle Dmitri Pavlovich) organised the annihilation of Empress Alexandra’s abstruse and acceptance healer Rasputin at the Yusupov Palace (also accepted as the Moika Palace) in 1916 because they were anxious about Rasputin’s access over the Imperial family.

    Felix and Irina survived the Russian Revolution that followed and fled to the Crimea. The brace eventually acclimatized in Paris, active there from 1920 until their deaths (Felix died in 1967 and Irina followed in 1970).

    5 Mary, Angel Aristocratic and Countess of Harewood

    Princess Mary, the alone babe of King George V and Queen Mary, affiliated Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood, at Westminster Abbey in 1922. The princess’s accommodation to ally an Englishman rather than a adopted prince was acutely popular. Mary’s brother Albert (the approaching King George VI) wrote to their earlier brother David (the approaching King Edward VIII): “Mary’s bells is causing a abundant accord of assignment to abounding bodies & as far as I can accomplish out the 28th is activity to be a day of civic amusement in every believable and unconceivable manner… In actuality it is now no best Mary’s wedding, but (this from the paper) it is the ‘Abbey Wedding’ or the ‘Royal Wedding’ or the ‘National Wedding’ or alike ‘The People’s Wedding’ (I accept heard it called) ‘of our admired princess.’”

    Princess Mary’s bells dress architecture was appear to the press, acceptance the accessible to appraise in detail the abstracts and appearance called by the princess. While antecedent aristocratic brides had honoured England and sometimes Wales, Scotland and Ireland in their bells dress motifs, Mary was the aboriginal aristocratic helpmate to pay accolade to the British Empire and Dominions: the adornment of her dress reflected the contributions of these regions to the Allied account during the Aboriginal Apple War. The Associated Columnist reported: “Princess Mary’s bells clothes is to be of bolt of argent of arresting design. The actual was bought by the Queen from India some years ago and is declared as a celebration of built-in manufacturing.” The hand-woven ivory cottony alternation sourced from Essex was abstract with floral symbols from the Empire and Dominions including the maple from Canada, the lotus from India, the arrangement from Australia and the bracken from New Zealand.

    When Meghan Markle affiliated Prince Harry in May 2018, she honoured the Commonwealth with the floral motifs abstract on her blind – these included the bunchberry from Canada, the kowhai from New Zealand, and, like Angel Mary, the lotus from India and the arrangement from Australia.

    6 Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

    Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (better accepted as Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) was one of the bridesmaids at the bells of Angel Mary, and, like her sister-in-law, she too chose to add claimed touches to her bells clothes aback she affiliated the Battle of York (the approaching King George VI) in 1923 at Westminster Abbey.

    Elizabeth’s short-sleeved ivory chiffon moire (silk) bells dress reflected the appearance trends of the aboriginal 1920s, artful the alone waist and abounding contour popularised by the French appearance artist Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. The dress boasted two trains – one absorbed at the hips; the added at the shoulders. The veil, loaned to the helpmate by her approaching mother-in-law, Queen Mary, was fabricated of Flanders lace. Elizabeth was admiring with her bells ensemble, acquainted in her account that “it looked lovely.”

    Three added audible characteristics of Elizabeth’s bells clothes admiring accepted attention. First, the dress included a band of Brussels Applique beat by one of the bride’s Scottish ancestors at a brawl for Charles Edward Stuart, the Bonnie Prince Charlie (who in 1745 had challenged the groom’s ancestor, King George II, for the British throne). Elizabeth additionally congenital bounce blooming tulle into the accents on her own dress and those of her bridesmaids, bidding a announcer of the time to observe: “In the accent the helpmate has defied all old superstitions about the unluckiness of green.” Elizabeth’s dress additionally congenital a argent and rose thistle, emphasising the bride’s Scottish ancestry as the babe of the Earl and Countess of Strathmore.

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    While Elizabeth’s bells clothes was audibly 1920s in style, with her boutonniere she began an important aristocratic bells attitude that continues to the present day. In honour of her ancient brother Fergus, who had been dead at the action of Loos during the Aboriginal Apple War, Elizabeth placed her boutonniere on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Westminster Abbey. This attitude is still empiric by 21st-century aristocratic brides including Catherine Middleton and Meghan Markle.

    7 Wallis Simpson, Amazon of Windsor

    The bells of the battle of Windsor (the above King Edward VIII) to Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American, at the Château de Candéin France in 1937, was one of the best arguable aristocratic weddings of the 20th-century. The aristocratic ancestors boycotted the commemoration and as the woman broadly abhorrent for the Abdication Crisis of 1936, Simpson was beneath no obligation to chase aristocratic attitude in her best of bells attire. There was common belief about what Wallis would abrasion on the day.

    TIME Magazine reported: “She wore a dress that best U. S. administration food were anon to feature: bendable dejected ache with a tight, buttoned bodice, a halo-shaped hat of the aforementioned color, shoes and gloves to match. At her throat was a amazing diamond-&-sapphire brooch. Mrs. Warfield agitated a adoration book, had no boutonniere but wore a ample lavender acclaim at her waist.” The colour of the dress akin the bride’s eyes and became accepted as ‘Wallis Blue’, bidding accepted appeal for dresses in this colour.

    The amazon of Windsor was acquainted of the actual and cultural acceptation of her bells dress – in 1950, she donated the dress to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Due to a birthmark in the dye, the dress has back achromatic to a chrism colour, authoritative it attending like a added accepted bells dress of the time. Afterwards her afterlife in 1986, the duchess’s jewellery was auctioned for charity.



    8 Sarah Ferguson, Amazon of York

    Sarah Ferguson affiliated Queen Elizabeth II’s additional son, Prince Andrew, Battle of York, at Westminster Abbey in 1986. In the architecture of her bells gown, Ferguson was aggressive by Norman Hartnell’s abundantly abstract architecture for the approaching Queen Elizabeth II’s bells dress in 1947. In adverse to her mother-in-law, however, the amazon chose Italian cottony because it was bigger able to abutment the adornment than English silk. She additionally personalised the embroidery, allotment a bee to represent her own ancestors acme and anchors to represent Andrew’s argosy career, in accession to English roses.

    The amazon declared her bells dress in her memoirs: “I was amid into my ivory bells dress, an admirable conception I’d absent twenty-six pounds to fit into. Lindka [Cierach] was a genius; I knew she could accomplish the best adulatory clothes ever, and she had. It was amazingly boned, like a corset. We’d called amazon glassy because it was the creamiest actual in the world. It never creases. It is as bland as bottle and hangs beautifully, afterwards a distinct bulge; it fabricated my bargain amount attending alike better.” The dress accepted cumbersome, however, aback the new amazon curtsied to the queen afterwards the commemoration and she appeared to about bead to the floor.

    The Battle and Amazon of York afar in 1992 and afar in 1996. Their babe Angel Eugenie will ally Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, on 12 October 2018. Whether she will absorb motifs from her mother’s bells dress into her own conjugal ensemble charcoal to be seen.

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    Dr Carolyn Harris is an adviser in history at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies and the columnist of three books: Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Aristocratic Parenting (Dundurn Press, 2017); Queenship and Revolution in Aboriginal Modern Europe: Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016); and Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada (Dundurn Press, 2015).

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During the time in between, bats are actually able to regain their normal body temperature and return to doing bat activities, like eating.  They do all of this from the comfort of their caves, mines, or other rocky places.  Turtles There's a lot of conflicting information about whether or not turtles hibernate, and just like the argument about squirrels, it all comes down to the type of turtle.  Turtles that live warmer, sunnier climates do not hibernate. Although, if it gets too hot they will estivate, or enter a torpor-like state, and bury themselves to stay out of the unforgiving heat until some cooler weather or rainfall returns.  The turtles that do hibernate mostly do so under ground. To keep from freezing to death, terrestrial turtles will bury themselves in the dirt and freshwater turtles will lodge themselves under the mud in the winter months, according to the Nature Conservancy. Common poorwill The common poorwill is the only bird species known to hibernate.  Rather than migrate like the rest of its kin, when the insects that make up most of the poorwill's diet become scarce during the winter, the small bird gets cozy under a rock or log and sleeps for an average of 100 days.  Snakes  Okay, technically snakes don't hibernate... they actually brumate which is the reptile equivalent of hibernation.  During the cold months, snakes will look for a well insulated hideout where they can bide their time using little to no energy until some warmth returns. In some instances, snakes will brumate in large piles... which sounds horrifying. Woodchucks Woodchucks spend close to half of their year in hibernation.  Once it's November, Penn State researchers estimate that these furry creatures drop their body temperature to about 38 degrees Fahrenheit (down from the normal 96.8 degrees Fahrenheit) and sleep in their burrows until about late April or early May.  Fat-tailed Lemurs Fat-tailed lemurs are reportedly the only primate known to be able to hibernate for longer than 24 hours.  Like the bat, hibernation for the lemur is cyclical. While hibernation overall can last seven months, characterized by long stints of torpor, throughout that time, the lemur will regain normal body heat for about 6 to 12 days, according to researchers at Duke University.  Moths If the moth is lucky enough to make it to the winter, they must stay completely inactive.Image: Getty ImagesOverall, moths live pretty short lives. So if they haven't died before the typical winter months, adult moths will enter a period of inactivity much like the rest of the creatures named on this list.  However if the moth has not reached adulthood, the larvae laid before winter will remain unhatched until their food source (flower nectar) replenishes, according to the Butterfly Conservation Organization.  There are a few moths that actually fly and reproduce through winter. But odds are, the only moths that will be around by the end of October are really just people in meme-themed costumes. WATCH: Bring nature into your home with this butterfly kit



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    The fall air was crisp and clean as I lunched in a tranquil vineyard setting with a pastor's wife in Queenstown, New Zealand, this past May.

    Their seasons are opposite ours in the U.S., but our conversation was about something that is the same around the world and hasn't changed since I was a young woman.

    How do moms balance work and home and handle the constant tension and stress?

    The pastor's wife was frustrated. "Mothers don't listen to wisdom today, only information they get off the internet. They read opinions on social media or listen to TV shows on how to have a successful career, be a great wife or parent—but no two marriages, kids or careers are the same. So they end up at church each Sunday frazzled and stressed out."

    I had to nod because my job as mom has shifted in recent years to grandmother, but I've seen firsthand the struggle in my own daughter's life trying to juggle it all. Extra stress has been added to women today as this generation places more emphasis on health, safety and measuring up to cultural demands blasted at them endlessly through their ever-present digital devices. It can be overwhelming.

    I'm a Baby Boomer. Our generation rejected much of our parent's values and turned our parental advice phones to silent to embrace personal and sexual freedom. But the result of that is a generation of children who grew up in households with failed marriages and little guidance about life.

    Boomers didn't believe in absolutes and wanted our kids to be free to choose their own paths and beliefs. So most Millennials have grown up looking for that information on the internet, social media and following what the culture dictates or whichever solution makes the biggest noise. They've been left not knowing how to navigate life or find lasting truth in a very uncertain world.

    Millennials question everything and trust nothing. They search for scientific facts and some kind of moral standard but often, in frustration, just give up. Tragically in the U.S., depression rates are soaring as is substance abuse and pornography, and many have only found relief by taking their lives.

    Our world is broken. The brokenness was caused by the evil one that continues to deceive today, but now that evil has more platforms than ever. His sole purpose is to dump guilt in our lives, keep us off balance and numb us to God's direction and divine wisdom. Life, especially today, comes at us hard.

    It may initially look easier to go with the flow, but in Matthew 7:13, Jesus tells us about a narrow gate not taken because the road to destruction is easier. Or you might compare it to junk food. It seems easy but a well-planned, nutritious meal will infinitely give you a better healthier life.

    Is it time to cut back on the smartphone, social media, Google treadmill?

    When culture slams you hard against the wall, God's wisdom says to trust that He has your back. Put your smartphone down for a bit, put a hold on social media, and more importantly, stop striving. God has given us minds and hearts and expects us to use them. We have to apply what seems to the non-believing world as unnatural wisdom and often the opposite of what culture dictates. But when we do, it allows for new paths to be taken with often out of the box solutions. It takes brave and courageous individuals to beat a different path through the world's misguided wilderness, and it may take putting earplugs in to silence the cultural noise so that we can hear God's still small but powerful voice.

    Women who have discovered the value in prioritizing Bible engagement stand out. They're able to handle the uncertainties thrown at them and have discovered that staying connected with the Creator brings knowledge and wisdom beyond their years.

    This grandma says to not fall for the trap of bigger or faster and that a temporary pullback or self-denial may actually be smarter. Take an honest look at yourself and see at what you really need as opposed to what you want. Confess your human limitations and embrace God's extraordinary limitless ones. Be fully present with your husband, kids or friends. You don't have to wear designer clothes, carpool in the newest car or take out a loan so you can brag on Instagram that you went on a Disney cruise ship.

    Take a different kind of cruise. One that gets you off the treadmill and seeks the wisdom and grace of God who guides us to a "peace that passes all understanding." When you stay engaged with God and commit your ways to Him, He somehow stretches time and money and brings answers to questions that can't be found with quick digital solutions. It's a mystery that you have to step into and trust.

    Look beyond the small screen and think outside of this world. {eoa}

    Kathleen Cooke's new devotional is called Hope 4 Today: Stay Connected to God in a Distracted Culture. Find out more at kathleencooke.com.


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