Ort – a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.
This came in an email from a friend.
It’s supposed to be authentic work of children though I wouldn’t want to bet it is.
1. IN THE FIRST BOOK OF THE BIBLE, GUINESSIS. GOD GOT TIRED OF CREATING THE WORLD SO HE TOOK THE SABBATH OFF.
2. ADAM AND EVE WERE CREATED FROM AN APPLE TREE. NOAH’S WIFE WAS JOAN OF ARK. NOAH BUILT AND ARK AND THE ANIMALS CAME ON IN PEARS.
3. LOTS WIFE WAS A PILLAR OF SALT DURING THE DAY, BUT A BALL OF FIRE DURING THE NIGHT.
4. THE JEWS WERE A PROUD PEOPLE AND THROUGHOUT HISTORY THEY HAD TROUBLE WITH UNSYMPATHETIC GENITALS.
5. SAMPSON WAS A STRONGMAN WHO LET HIMSELF BE LED ASTRAY BY A JEZEBEL LIKE DELILAH.
6. SAMSON SLAYED THE PHILISTINES WITH THE AXE OF THE APOSTLES.
7. MOSES LED THE JEWS TO THE RED SEA WHERE THEY MADE UNLEAVENED BREAD,WHICH IS BREAD WITHOUT ANY INGREDIENTS.
8. THE EGYPTIANS WERE ALL DROWNED IN THE DESSERT. AFTERWARDS, MOSES WENT UP TO MOUNT CYANIDE TO GET THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
9. THE FIRST COMMANDMENTS WAS WHEN EVE TOLD ADAM TO EAT THE APPLE.
10. THE SEVENTH COMMANDMENT IS THOU SHALT NOT ADMIT ADULTERY.
11. MOSES DIED BEFORE HE EVER REACHED CANADA THEN JOSHUA LED THE HEBREWS IN THE BATTLE OF GERITOL.
12. THE GREATEST MIRICLE IN THE BIBLE IS WHEN JOSHUA TOLD HIS SON TO STAND STILL AND HE OBEYED HIM.
13. DAVID WAS A HEBREW KING WHO WAS SKILLED AT PLAYING THE LIAR. HE FOUGHT THE FINKELSTEINS, A RACE OF PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN BIBLICAL TIMES.
14. SOLOMON, ONE OF DAVIDS SONS, HAD 300 WIVES AND 700 PORCUPINES.
15. WHEN MARY HEARD SHE WAS THE MOTHER OF JESUS, SHE SANG THE MAGNA CARTA.
16. WHEN THE THREE WISE GUYS FROM THE EAST SIDE ARRIVED THEY FOUND JESUS IN THE MANAGER.
17. JESUS WAS BORN BECAUSE MARY HAD AN IMMACULATE CONTRAPTION.
18. ST. JOHN THE BLACKSMITH DUMPED WATER ON HIS HEAD.
19. JESUS ENUNCIATED THE GOLDEN RULE, WHICH SAYS TO DO UNTO OTHERS BEFORE THEY DO ONE TO YOU. HE ALSO EXPLAINED A MAN DOTH NOT LIVE BY SWEAT ALONE.
20. IT WAS A MIRICLE WHEN JESUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD AND MANAGED TO GET THE TOMBSTONE OFF THE ENTRANCE.
21. THE PEOPLE WHO FOLLOWED THE LORD WERE CALLED THE 12 DECIBELS.
22. THE EPISTELS WERE THE WIVES OF THE APOSTLES.
23. ONE OF THE OPPOSSUMS WAS ST. MATTHEW WHO WAS ALSO A TAXIMAN.
24. ST. PAUL CAVORTED TO CHRISTIANITY, HE PREACHED HOLY ACRIMONY, WHICH IS ANOTHER NAME FOR MARRAIGE.
25. CHRISTIANS HAVE ONLY ONE SPOUSE. THIS IS CALLED MONOTONY.
Reward for consistency – Rebecca Harper:
The accolade of Producer of the Decade was bestowed upon them at the 2012 Steak of Origin grand final, but for Angus breeders Chris and Karren Biddles, it was the reward for consistently producing a quality product.
“We like to breed good product and sell good product,” Chris Biddles sums up the philosophy that has seen Te Atarangi Angus named Producer of the Decade.
Chris and his wife Karren farm just under 1000 hectares on the Pouto Peninsula, near Dargaville in Northland, and have been long time supporters of beef cattle breeding in New Zealand. . .
Plenty of bull topped off with a great feed – Jon Morgan:
Aaaaah, Beef Expo. First to assail the senses is the smell. Bullshit and coffee.
Then it’s the noise. Over the low roar of farmers discussing the weather is the enraged bellowing of caged bulls. And somewhere in the distance a tormented soul is shouting out the same number over and over again.
He’s auctioneer Bruce Orr. “I bid 4000, 4000, 4000, 4000 dollars. I’ve got 4000 to bid, 4000, 4000, 4000, 4000.” And so on at break-tongue speed.
Later, I count him and he gets close to 100 times repeating the same number before a bidder takes pity on him and raises him $200. Then it starts again.
It’s my annual immersion in the world of beef breeding. . .
As a young girl growing up on Mt Nicholas Station, at the head of Lake Wakatipu, Kate Cocks was used to a life of uncertainty. Her parents, Lynda and Robert Butson, were high-country merino farmers, their extensive 100,000-acre property spreading from the edge of the lake to the tops of the distant peaks.
“Twenty years ago our wool cheque could vary from $300,000 one year to $1.2 million the next,” says Cocks, who is now the manager of Mt Nicholas Station. . .
Clicking on the link above will take you to a video.
Forum hailed for brdiging troubled waters – Jon Morgan:
If I could meet the 80 people representing the 60 organisations and five iwi that make up the Land and Water Forum, I would ask them to turn their backs. Then I would give each one a well-deserved pat.
That’s unlikely, so I’ll do it in print. What these people have achieved, and are still to achieve, is awe-inspiring.
Formed four years ago under the leadership of environmental advocates Gary Taylor and Guy Salmon, the forum now includes the representatives of everyone with a stake in the sustainability of our freshwater resource – a remarkable achievement. . .
Dairy expansion pushes cow total to more than 6 million -Annette Scott:
Dairy expansion in the South Island has driven the national dairy herd to over six million while fewer lambs and breeding ewes saw sheep numbers take another tumble in 2011, according to the latest agricultural production survey.
Final results from the 2011 survey show a continued increase in the national dairy herd. An increase of 259,000 dairy cattle brought the number to 6.17m, up 4.4% from 2010.
More cattle were kept for milk production and future replacement, a result of the high payout and strong international demand for dairy products. The national milking herd was 4.82m, 136,000 more than in 2010. . .
If you have been watching the dairy industry news over the past month you will have noted a growing nervousness about the state of international dairy commodity markets and the flow on effects of this at farmgate.
It certainly appears that there is a gathering storm, one brought about by the over-exuberance of the global dairy traders. 7 billion litres of extra milk production in 2011 from the EU, US, NZ and Argentina, and no sign of the growth rate easing in the first two months of 2012. Domestic demand growth from these countries is typically less than 1% or about 2 billion litres – the balance needs to go onto world markets. Is this possible?
Not if history is a guide. . .
New Zealand dairy farmers are expected to be on average 42,000 dollars worse off this season following yesterday’s announcement by Fonterra that it has to cut its milk payout forecast because of softening global dairy prices.
But a New Zealand product gaining increasing attention in the United States could help offset those losses.
Queen of Calves was invented on a Manawatu family farm and promises to raise milk production by 18 per cent. . .
Retiring TBfree Southland Committee member Kevin Gilmour has been awarded the prestigious Matuschka Award by the New Zealand Deer Farmers’ Association.
Kevin has been associated with the TBfree committee for 20 years. Until recently, he ran a successful deer farm on the edge of the Hokonui Hills, while working tirelessly to communicate, advocate and support the national bovine tuberculosis (TB) control programme in Southland.
“The award came as a very nice surprise. However, I can’t emphasis enough how important the support and technical expertise of the New Zealand Deer Farmers’ Association and TBfree committee has been in achieving our objectives,” he said. . .
Hard on the heels of the Land & Water Forum report, Federated Farmers has taken the lead by convening a farmer-led Canterbury Water Forum. Taking place at the Ashburton Trust Events Centre on 7 June, it gives all farmers a chance to see what the future holds.
“This Water Forum is very much a forum for farmers by farmers. It’s about looking at water and environmental stewardship through fresh eyes,” says Ian Mackenzie, Federated Farmers water spokesperson.
“It’s so important that ATS is helping us put it together. It’s about issues, yes, but it’s about practical solutions farmers can take inside the farmgate. . .
The Telecom North Island Award 2012 was won by Kylie Gibbard of Emkay Limited, a specialty bra manufacturing business based at Koputaroa, near Levin.
The Access Homehealth South Island Award 2012 winner was Jenny Scott of Livestock Office, a stock agent brokering software company whose business is based at Bannockburn.
“The Real Dog Equipment Company is an example of what can be achieved when you have a passion and are willing to follow your dreams,” says Rural Women New Zealand national president, Liz Evans. “We warmly congratulate Rose on her very deserving win.”
Rose set out on her enterprising journey making harnesses and collars for her sled racing dogs. This has grown into a very successful business producing quality animal equipment designed by Rose and manufactured by her and her husband at the company’s purpose-built premises near Ranfurly. It’s also home to the family and their 13 sled dogs.
“What started as a hobby has grown into an impressive venture producing a wide range of equipment for dogs, alpacas and horses. The Real Dog Equipment Company even exports sled dog equipment to Alaska, the home of sled dog racing!” says Liz.
The judges were impressed by Rose’s innovation and dedication to producing high quality products with good growth potential.
They also appreciated Rose’s community involvement, often repairing sports gear for children in the district, for example.
Most of her company’s sales are conducted through the internet, proving Rose’s point that with a website and a courier service she could build her business anywhere, which allowed her to move from the city back to her roots in Central Otago. She also uses the internet to upload instruction movies on training dogs and using her equipment.
The judges were impressed by the winner of the Telecom North Island Award. Kylie Gibbard’s drive and business acumen guarantee strong growth for Emkay Ltd, which evolved from Kylie’s need to find a comfortable support bra that she could wear all day on the farm.
“Kylie has a strong vision and a can-do attitude that have helped her to take a problem, find a solution and turn the answer into an enterprise with huge potential,” says Liz Evans.
Kylie started out wanting to design a comfortable bra for her own needs, but went well beyond a ‘number eight wire’ solution. Emkay bras are the result of five years’ extensive research and product development, and use the highest quality Spanish lingerie fabric, which is laser cut for precision. Originally designed for the 14DD+ niche market, the bras are now available in an 8B to 40HH sizes.
After launching the Emkay bra just two years ago, the company has already broken into the Australian market and is rapidly building its stockist base in New Zealand. The Emkay bra is sold solely through stores, following retailer training. This personal approach is an important part of the Emkay philosophy and one that translates into an impressive nine-six percent try on to purchase ratio.
The Access Homehealth South Island winner, Jenny Scott, has over 20 years experience in the market, a solid client base and a proven product,” says Liz Evans. “The judges were also impressed with the fact that Livestock Office hasn’t stood still, and is meeting today’s market using e-sales and mobile phone technology.”
Livestock Office is used by livestock and grazing brokering firms throughout the country and is the only specialised livestock brokering software developed in New Zealand for local conditions. It also has potential to be used internationally, which is the company’s focus for the immediate future. The package includes debtors, creditors, cashbook and general ledger and can handle all types of sales including private, grazing and auction.
These women were among the sixteen finalists from all over the country.
The awards showcase the women and their businesses and prove that country life isn’t a barrier to business innovation and success.
Since then contestants have had their intellectual and physical skills tested and tonight they face their final test.
Among them is Northern’s representative, Katherine Tucker, who is only the third woman to reach a final.
Other contestants are Otago/Southland’s Pete Gardyne, Sam Williams from the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Region, Tasman’s Michael Lilley and Andrew Scott from the Aorangi Region, who have all reached the final before. the other two finalists are Tony Dowman from the East Coast Region and Taranaki/Manawatu’s Brad Lewis.
RivettingKateTaylor is there and has photos.
451 Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Emire.
1293 An earthquake in Kamakura, Japan killed about 30,000.
1538 Geneva expelled John Calvin and his followers from the city.
1637 Pequot War: A combined Protestant and Mohegan force under Captain John Mason attacked a Pequot village massacring approximately 500 people.
1647 Alse Young was the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies.
1670 In Dover, England, Charles II of Great Britain and Louis XIV of France signed the Secret Treaty of Dover.
1689 Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, English writer was born (d. 1762).
1736 Battle of Ackia: British and Chickasaw soldiers repelled a French and Choctaw attack on the Chickasaw village of Ackia.
1770 The Orlov Revolt, a first attempt to revolt against the Turks before the Greek War of Independence, ended in disaster for the Greeks.
1783 A Great Jubilee Day was held in Trumbull, Connecticut to celebrate the end of the American Revolution.
1822 116 people die din the Grue Church fire, the biggest fire disaster in Norway’s history.
1828 Mysterious feral child Kaspar Hauser was discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg.
1830 The Indian Removal Act was passed by the U.S. Congress.
1857 Dred Scott was emancipated by the Blow family, his original owners.
1863 Robert Fitzsimmons, Boxing champion who lived in Timaru, was born (d. 1917).
1865 American Civil War: Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi division, was the last general of the Confederate Army to surrender, at Galveston, Texas.
1868 The impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson ended with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote.
1869 Boston University was chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
1879 Parihaka Maori, led by Te Whiti and Tohu Kakahi, embarked upon a ploughing campaign to protest against European settlement on confiscated Maori land.
1879 Russia and the United Kingdom signed the Treaty of Gandamak establishing an Afghan state.
1883 Mamie Smith, American singer , was born (d. 1946).
1886 Al Jolson, American singer, was born (d. 1950).
1889 Opening of the first Eiffel Tower lift to the public.
1896 Nicholas II became Tsar of Russia.
1896 Charles Dow published the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
1904 George Formby, English singer and comedian, was born (d. 1961).
1906 Vauxhall Bridge was opened in London.
1907 John Wayne, American actor, was born (d. 1979).
1908 At Masjed Soleyman (مسجد سليمان) in southwest Persia the first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East was made.
1915 Antonia Forest, British children’s author, was born (d. 2003).
1917 An F4btornado ripped Mattoon, Illinois apart, killing 101 people and injuring 689. It was the world’s longest-lasting tornado, lasting for over 7 hours and traveling 293 miles.
1918 Armenia defeated the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarapat.
1918 The Democratic Republic of Georgia was established.
1920 Peggy Lee, American singer, was born (d. 2002).
1923 Roy Dotrice, British actor, was born.
1926 Miles Davis, American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer, was born (d. 1991).
1928 The first motion picture was projected publicly in Athens.
1936 In the House of Commons of Northern Ireland, Tommy Henderson began speaking on the Appropriation Bill. By the time he sat down in the early hours of the following morning, he had spoken for 10 hours.
1938 The House Un-American Activities Committee began its first session.
1940 World War II: Battle of Dunkirk – Allied forces began a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France.
1942 World War II: The Battle of Bir Hakeim.
1945 Garry Peterson, Canadian drummer (The Guess Who), was born.
1948 Stevie Nicks, American songwriter, was born.
1948 The U.S. Congress passes Public Law 557 which permanently established the Civil Air Patrol as an auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
1951 Sally Ride, American astronaut, was born.
1966 – Helena Bonham Carter, English actress, was born.
1966 – Zola Budd, South African athlete, was born.
1966 British Guiana gained independence, becoming Guyana.
1969 Apollo 10 returned to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing.
1972 Willandra National Park was established in Australia.
1972 The United States and the Soviet Union signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
1977 George Willig climbed the South Tower of the World Trade Centre.
1983 A 7.7 magnitude earthquake in Japan, triggered a tsunami that killed at least 104 people and injured thousands.
1986 The European Community adopted the European flag.
1991 Zviad Gamsakhurdia became the first democratically elected President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era.
1991 Lauda Air Flight 004 exploded over rural Thailand, killing 223.
1992 Charles Geschke, co-founder of Adobe Systems, Inc was kidnapped.
1998 The United States Supreme Court ruled that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, was mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.
2003 Only three days after a previous record, Sherpa Lakpa Gelu climbed Mount Everest in 10 hours 56 minutes.
2004 The New York Times published an admission of journalistic failings, claiming that its flawed reporting and lack of skepticism towards sources during the buildup to the 2003 war in Iraq helped promote the belief that Iraq possessed large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.
2006 The May 2006 Java earthquake killed more than 5,700 people, and left 200,000 homeless.
Sourced from NZ history Online & Wikipedia