France will be waking up to Bastille Day.
And the Blackcaps will be mentally preparing storm the barricades of English cricket in front of a home crowd.
Incidentaloma – an unanticipated finding which is not related to the original diagnostic inquiry; pathological findings in the sellar area, observed during head imaging performed in patients for reasons, unrelated to ophthalmological and/or endocrinological symptoms; an abnormal lesion or tumor detected by chance during a medical imaging test, physical examination, or surgery.
Quiz local govt candidates on costs, services — Feds – Sudesh Kissun:
Hold your local council candidates to account on costs and services: and if you think the voice of farmers is not being heard, consider standing for election yourself.
That’s the underlying message to rural people in the Federated Farmers 2019 local body elections guide, Platform: Feds on Local Government, released at the Feds’ AGM in Wellington this week.
“The quality of local government in rural communities can mean the difference between dodgy roads and safer ones, and many thousands of dollars in rates,” Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says. . .
Taihape farmer Kerry Whale’s family hadn’t even talked about succession.
“We had our heads in the sand really.”
“It’s a very complicated subject but now our family has a plan to build on and it’s opened communications among us about what the next 10 years will look like.”
What changed? . .
Huge effort for farmers recognised – Annette Scott:
South Canterbury cropping farmer Colin Hurst has been recognised for his immense contribution to the arable industry.
Hurst was crowned Arable Farmer of the Year at the Federated Farmers arable industry group 2019 awards in Wellington.
The South Canterbury Federated Farmers vice president has represented the federation at national, regional and branch level and contributed to the South Canterbury Rural Support Trust, the arable group’s herbage seed growers subsection, United Wheatgrowers and the Foundation for Arable Research. . .
Concentrating on black currants – Chris Tobin:
Pleasant Point vegetable and berryfruit grower Tony Howey is scaling back.
He and his wife Afsaneh Howey have sold and given up leases on 600ha of land on which they grew onions, carrots, potatoes, grain and seed, in order to concentrate on their blackcurrant business.
Mr Howey said he had hoped to find a young keen grower who might take over the operation but this did not happen.
”It was quite difficult; it’s hard to entice young ones now. There’s no-one around.” . .
New Zealand eyes have been so focussed this week on an event 20,000kms distant that they might not have noticed here at home another extraordinary event, taking place on the NZX.
The market capitalisation of a company which listed as recently as 2012 on the local sharemarket soared past the $12bn mark and is hard on the heels of Meridian Energy, which has the highest valuation of NZ-based companies on the NZX at $12.3bn.
The challenger is a2 Milk, which sells a specialised type of milk with what it claims are health benefits. . .
Fonterra is planning a war on waste.
The co-op will stop sending solid waste to landfill by 2025 and will by then have 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging.
These are the right things to do and even more important as more consumers choose products that are environmentally friendly, says the co-op’s director of sustainability, Carolyn Mortland. . .
Being a girl won’t stop Courtney Hanns from becoming a livestock auctioneer – Olivia Calver:
YOU don’t see many women selling in yards but Courtney Hanns, 19, is one of a growing number taking up the gavel.
Courtney grew up in the Blue Mountains and from a young age set her sights on becoming a livestock agent.
“…since I was little girl, my Pop had a farm, and I always just wanted to be an agent because I loved what they do,” Courtney said.
However, first she had to convince some in the industry that she was up for the challenge. . .
Stories from migrants to the Waitaki District:
Sunday’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.
A bird does not sing because it has an answer, if sings because it has a song.
1223 Louis VIII became King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II of France.
1698 The Darien scheme began with five ships, bearing about 1,200 people, departing Leith for the Isthmus of Panama.
1769 The de Portolá Expedition established a base in California, and set out to find the Port of Monterey.
1789 French Revolution: Citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille and freed seven prisoners.
1790 French Revolution: Citizens of Paris celebrated the constitutional monarchy and national reconciliation in the Fête de la Fédération.
1798 The Sedition Act became law in the United States making it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the government.
1834 James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American painter (d. 1903).
1858 Emmeline Pankhurst, English suffragette (d. 1928)
1868 Gertrude Bell, English archaeologist, writer, spy, and administrator, was born (d. 1926).
1872 Albert Marque, French sculptor and doll maker, was born (d. 1939).
1853 New Zealand’s first general election began.
1900 Armies of the Eight-Nation Alliance captured Tientsin during theBoxer Rebellion.
1902 The Campanile in St Mark’s Square, Venice collapsed, also demolishing the loggetta.
1903 Irving Stone, American writer, was born (d. 1989).
1910 William Hanna, American animator, was born (d. 2001).
1911 Terry-Thomas, British actor, was born (d. 1990).
1912 Woody Guthrie, American folk musician, was born (d. 1967).
1913 Gerald Ford, 38th President of the United States, was born (d. 2006).
1916 Start of the Battle of Delville Wood as an action in the Battle of the Somme.
1918 Ingmar Bergman, Swedish film and theatre director, was born (d. 2007).
1921 – Leon Garfield, English children’s author, was born (d. 1996).
1928 Nancy Olson, American actress, was born.
1930 Polly Bergen, American actress, was born.
1933 Gleichschaltung: In Germany, all political parties were outlawed except the Nazi Party.
1940 Susan Howatch, English author, was born.
1943 The George Washington Carver National Monument became the first United States National Monument in honor of an African American.
1948 Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the Italian Communist Party, was shot near the Italian Parliament.
1950 Sir Apirana Ngata died.
1958 Iraqi Revolution: the monarchy was overthrown by popular forces lead by Abdul Karim Kassem, who becomes the nation’s new leader.
1965 The Mariner 4 flyby of Mars took the first close-up photos of another planet.
1969 Football War: after Honduras lost a soccer match against El Salvador rioting broke out in Honduras against Salvadoran migrant workers.
1969 The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills were officially withdrawn from circulation.
1984 – David Lange led Labour to election victory.
2000 A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, caused a geomagnetic storm.
2002 French President Jacques Chirac escaped an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations.
2003 The United States Government admitted the existence of “Area 51“.
2007 Russia withdrew from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe.
2013 – Israeli Tent Protests movement launched.
2015 – NASA’s New Horizons probe performed the first flyby of Pluto, and thus completes the initial survey of the Solar System.
2016 – A terrorist vehicular attack in Nice, France killed 86 civilians and injured more than 400 others.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia