Shivoo – boisterous celebration of party; a revel; rowdy event; disturbance.
A young man at this construction site was bragging that he could outdo anyone based on his strength.
He especially made fun of one of his older workmates. After several minutes, the older worker had enough.
“Why don’t you put your money where your mouth is?” he said. “I’ll bet a week’s wages that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to the other building that you won’t be able to wheel back.”
“You’re on, old man,” the young man replied. “Let’s see what you’ve got.”
The old man reached out and grabbed the wheelbarrow by the handles. Then nodding to the young man, he said with a smile, “All right. Get in.
Saturday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.
Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere. – Erma Bombeck
1207 – Rumi, Persian mystic and poet, was born (d. 1273).
1399 Henry IV was proclaimed King of England.
1744 France and Spain defeated the Kingdom of Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell’Olmo.
1791 The Magic Flute, the last opera composed by Mozart, premiered at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna.
1813 Battle of Bárbula: Simón Bolívar defeated Santiago Bobadilla.
1832 Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis, American labour activist, was born (d. 1905).
1860 Britain’s first tram service begins in Birkenhead, Merseyside.
1861 – William Wrigley, Jr., American businessman, founded Wrigley Company, was born (d. 1932).
1878 – The ‘Great Flood’ of 1878 killed at least three people and thousands of animals as it swept across the southern South Island.
1882 The world’s first commercial hydroelectric power plant (later known as Appleton Edison Light Company) began operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin.
1895 Madagascar became a French protectorate.
1903 The new Gresham’s School was officially opened by Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood.
1904 – Waldo Williams, Welsh poet and academic, was born (d. 1971).
1906 The Real Academia Galega, Galician language’s biggest linguistic authority, started working in Havana.
1921 Scottish actress Deborah Kerr was born (d 2007).
1924 US author Truman Capote was born (d. 1984).
1927 Babe Ruth became the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season.
1931 Start of “Die Voortrekkers” youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein.
1932 – Anthony Hawkins, English-Australian actor, was born (d. 2013).
1933 – Barbara Knox, English actress, was born.
1935 The Hoover Dam, was dedicated.
1935 US singer Johnny Mathis was born.
1938 Britain, France, Germany and Italy signed the Munich Agreement, allowing Germany to occupy the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.
1938 The League of Nations unanimously outlawed “intentional bombings of civilian populations”.
1939 General Władysław Sikorski became commander-in-chief of the Polish Government in exile.
1943 Marilyn McCoo, American singer (The 5th Dimension), was born.
1943 Ian Ogilvy, British Actor, was born.
1945 The Bourne End rail crash, in Hertfordshire killed 43 people.
1949 The Berlin Airlift ended.
1951 – Barry Marshall, Australian physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, was born.
1954 The U.S. Navy submarine USS Nautilus was commissioned as the world’s first nuclear reactor powered vessel.
1955 Film icon James Dean died in a road accident aged 24.
1957 US actress Fran Drescher was born.
1962 James Meredith entered the University of Mississippi, defying segregation.
1965 The Lockheed L-100, the civilian version of the C-130 Hercules, was introduced.
1968 The Boeing 747 was shown to the public for the first time at the Boeing Everett Factory.
1970 Jordan made a deal with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) for the release of the remaining hostages from theDawson’s Field hijackings.
1972 – The new Christchurch Town Hall opened.
1975 The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache made its first flight.
1980 Ethernet specifications were published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.
1982 Cyanide-laced Tylenol killed six people in the Chicago area.
1986 Martin Guptill, New Zealand cricketer, was born.
1986 Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel covert nuclear program to British media, was kidnapped in Rome.
1990 The Dalai Lama unveiled the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Ottawa.
1991 President Jean-Bertrand Aristide of Haiti was forced from office.
1993 An earthquake hit India‘s Latur and Osmanabad district of Marathwada (Au rangabad division) leaving tens of thousands of people dead and many more homeless.
1994 Aldwych tube station (originally Strand Station) of the London Underground closed after eighty-eight years of service.
1999 Japan’s worst nuclear accident at a uranium reprocessing facility inTōkai-mura, northeast of Tokyo.
2004 The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat were taken 600 miles south of Tokyo.
2004 – The AIM-54 Phoenix, the primary missile for the F-14 Tomcat, was retired from service.
2005 – The controversial drawings of Muhammad were printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
2006 the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Constitutional Act that proclaimed the new Constitution of Serbia.
2009 – The 2009 Sumatra earthquakes killed more than 1,115 people.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia
Razzle – out celebrating or enjoying oneself; a state of confusion or hilarity; a complex maneuver (as in sports) designed to confuse an opponent; a confusing or colourful often gaudy action or display; to cook something so that the outside of it burns, but the inside of it stays raw; warm oneself by the fire.
A strong New Zealand dollar and declining US imported beef prices have seen New Zealand beef prices drop marginally lower over the past quarter. And further downward pressure on beef prices is expected as the year progresses, with increased Japanese tariffs on frozen beef imports creating additional headwinds for Kiwi exporters, according to Rabobank’s latest Beef Quarterly report. . .
Synlait has received registration which will allow exports of The a2 Milk Company Limited’s China label infant formula to China to continue.
All manufacturers of infant formula are required to register brands and recipes with the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) in order to import products into China, through traditional import channels, from 1 January 2018. . .
(BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group’s GlobalDairyTrade platform, which has moved more than US$20 billion in dairy products since it launched in 2008, is looking to broaden its offering to meet customer needs.
“We are continually innovating and always looking for these expansion ideas,” Eric Hansen, director of GlobalDairyTrade, told BusinessDesk. . .
Sustainability and scientific innovation is high on the agenda of Waikato dairy farmer Grant Coombes.
As a candidate for the DairyNZ Board of Directors, Coombes says it’s time for farmers to embrace new technology and innovation as a way forward, to tackle issues such as environmental sustainability. . .
There is a game-changing tool on the way in the war against kauri dieback disease which is having a devastating effect on New Zealand’s native forests.
Thanks to the 2016 WWF-New Zealand Conservation Innovation Awards, sustainable land management group Groundtruth is developing a Stop Kauri Dieback app that will support community engagement and management of kauri dieback. The fungus-like disease with no known cure is killing kauri forests in Northland, and kauri could become extinct in some locations without urgent action. . .
Global interest in the story behind healthy, fresh food has inspired Horticulture New Zealand to start an Instagram page where people can better get to know the fruit and vegetable growers of New Zealand, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says.
Growers of New Zealand (@growersofnz) went live yesterday and already has sparked interest from New Zealand and around the world. Each week a grower will be profiled at work, and the seasonal crop they have been working with will be highlighted in a recipe. . .
Tainui Group Holding’s annual Hangawera Station Hereford sale is set to go with over 180 pure-bred, vaccinated and tested bulls being auctioned on Monday 2nd October.
TGH’s Primary Industries Manager Mark Jackways says they expect a solid auction turnout, much like previous years, given strong market demand for quality bulls, as dairy herds re-stock after a tight couple of years. . .
Andrie, Teletext and J Bloggs get my thanks for posing Thursday’s questions.
Should they have stumped us all they can claim a virtual bunch of spring flowers by posing the answers below.