Thursday, December 17, 2009
Cool isn't it?
Saturday, November 21, 2009
1. Loosehead Prop - Jason Leonard.
Yes, quite weirdly, the first player in this team is from England. He was the most capped player until George Gregan surpassed him in 2005, but Jason Leonard is still the most capped forward player with 114 caps for England. He won four grand slams in the six nations in 1991, 1992, 1995, and 2003, as well as part of the squad that won the 2003 rugby world cup.
2. Hooker - Sean Fitzpatrick
This was an easy choice, the Irish All Black hooker played 11 years for New Zealand, from 1986 until 1997. In 1992 he was given captaincy of the all blacks, which he held until the end of his international playing career.
3. Tighthead Prop - Os Du Randt.
This huge South African prop ( 190 cm tall and a whopping 125 kgs ) Was in both 1995 and 2007 South African teams that won the world cup. In his home country he is nick-named "Ox" for his spectacular solid build. Du Randt Hammers McCaw
4. Lock - John Eales
This Australian lock was not only known for his excellent leadership skills and lineout takes, He was also a stand out kicker and would sometimes take the conversions and penalties over the first five. He is nicknamed "nobody" because "nobodies perfect". Like Os Du Randt, John Eales has also been part of two rugby world cup winning sides in 1991 and 1999. John Eales kicks Australia to a Bledisloe cup win. (Blasted Aussies)
5. Lock - Colin Meads
"Pine Tree" may of have played eons go, but he is the player of the 20th century, whcih is even better because he's a Kiwi. Meads was an "enforcer" on the pitch. He ended Australia's halfback, Ken Catchpole, career by pulling his leg while Ken was trapped on the ground, causing him serious injury. Colin Meads has many awards named after him such as the Meads cup and has achieved many honours such as the distinguished companionship of the New Zealand order of Merit, and being introduced into the international rugby hall of fame.
6. Blindside flanker - Francois Pienaar
Pienaar captained the Springboks from his very first test match to his very last, and is regarded as one of the most successful Springbok captains. He led them to their first Rugby World Cup victory in 1995 in a dramatic final win against rivals New Zealand in extra time, despite playing with a strained calf.. South Africa were seeded ninth in the tournament, and in his acceptance speech of the Webb Ellis cup, Pienaar said that it wasn't just for the 60,000 fans watching at the stadium, but for all 43,000,000 South Africans.
7. Openside Flanker - Micheal Jones
The Iceman is named so because of his ability to keep his cool on the pitch and the amount of icepacks he needed for his injuries. He was voted the 3rd best New Zealand Rugby player o the 20th century, behind Sean Fitzpatrick and Colin Meads. In 1986 he got his first international cap, playing for Samoa. The following year he played for New Zealand until 1998. He is also famous for refusing to play on Sundays for religious reasons. He scored the first try of 1987 Rugby World Cup and the first try of the 1991 Rugby World Cup.
8. Number 8 - Zinzan Brooke
No.8 Was a difficult one to pick, but due to lack of information about Wales' Mervyn Davies it had to go to Zinzan Brooke. You'd think any forward that can slot a drop kick from half way has to be the greatest Number 8 ever. He was a good all round player, he had pace, strength, agility, and he could kick.
9. Halfback - Gareth Edwards
There were a lot of great halfbacks; Ken Catchpole, George Gregan, Pichot, but This Welshman is arguably the greatest player of all time. He was the cattylast for the Welsh golden age in rugby, a time which also produced a lot of players who almost made the list (Mervyn Davies, Scott Quinell, Phil Bennet) He scored what is widely regarded the best try ever.
10. Hugo Porta
Hugo Porta played football, and almost signed a contract with Boca Juniors, but switched to Rugby instead. He single-handedly put Argentina on the map. Up until Porta, Argentina were playing lower level rugby. He started his international career in 1971, and retired after the first Rugby World Cup. He briefly returned in 1990 for a few matches. In 1977 he led Argentine to a draw with France. And remarkably, led the pumas to a 24-13 win over Australia with 2 conversions, 1 penalty, and 3 goals - contributing a total of 18 points. And in 1985, Argentina drew 21-21 with New Zealand. Hugo Porta scored all 21 of the Puma's points in that encounter.
11. Left Wing - David Campese
Campo was a nightmare to play against, his majestic speed, agility and handling skills made him one of the best players, if not the best, of his time. in his 101 caps for the Wallabies, he scored something over 60 tries, a world record at the time. He made a name for himself with his superb break aways and ball handling skills. Together with Tim Horan he ended New Zealand's hope of winning the rugby world cup in 1991.
12. Second Five-eighths - Tim Horan
Tim Horan had skill to match his fellow Australian David Campese, He had Pace, like Campese, great ball handling skills, just like Campese. Horan was such an attacking force, always blasting holes in the opposition's defence. In his debut test match against New Zealand, he had impressed his opposite number Joe stanley so much that Joe gave Horan his jersey and told him to keep it because it was his first. He is also part of the exclusive group that has been in two Rugby World Cup winning squads.
13. Centre - Phillipe Sella
This Frenchman was as powerful as a bull and had the grace of a pianist. He recorded 111 caps for France, then a world record. He played for France in 3 World Cups, 1987, 1991, and 1995. He had an eye for the gap, and his attacking flair was a nightmare to play against, and it made you not realise how much of a defensive strength he was.
14. Right Wing - Jonah Lomu
Talking about nightmares, Jonah Lomu was at the time the youngest man to put on the black jersey. He had monumental power, and could take on 4 or 5 defenders by himself. He devastated England in 1995 by scoring 4 tries and trampling on Mike Catt along the way. Not only was he strong, but he was mighty quick. His 100 metre sprint time was an astonishing 10.8 seconds. He shares the world record for most tries scored at a rugby world cup with Bryan Habana.
15. Fullback - Serge Blanco
It was a close call between New Zealand's Christian Cullen and Wales' JPR Williams AND Scotland's Gavin Hastings, but only another Frenchman could match the attacking flair and vision of players like Phillipe Sella. Only Serge Blanco could take huge risks on the attack and pull them off, Like the 100m try he sparked against England, or the last minute try against Australia in the 1987 Rugby World Cup semi-final which he scored to bring France home 30-24. He played 93 matches for the french spanning from 1987 to 1991.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Some of you may know about the devastating Atomic bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima in 1945 during WWII. If you thought those were big, well then... think again.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
There have been many predictions of the future, from the past. Almost all of these predictions were wrong, or we are at least still waiting for them to happen. A lot of these predictions were made by top scientists and engineers, world leaders and and the heads of powerful organisations. Lets take a look at these predictions, shall we?
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
· Consumers are protected by the Consumers Guarantee Act because the are given fair trading except in private sales i.e. auctions, garage sales.
· Goods and services must be sold at a fair price, based on a pricing formula agreed by the provider and consumer before the sale.
· If the good or service is faulty or does not live up to its claimed purpose then the consumer is allowed a full refund or an unfaulty replacement IF the consumer did not know prior to the sale that the good was faulty. This applies even if the provider has a sign saying no refunds.
· The Ministry of Consumer Affairs are responsible for the Consumers Guarantee Act and take care of any problems raised related to the Act.
· The Advertising Standards Authority makes sure that the commercials and informercials advertising goods or services are appropriate to be displayed in media i.e. television, radio.
· Any complaints about any advertising material are handled by the ASCB, and they check if the advertisement is breaching the ASA’s advertising rules/code. If so, they request that the advertisement be withdrawn from all media.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has just beat the 100 metre sprint world record at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athelitcs Berlin with an astonishing time of 9.58 seconds, beating the previous world record of 9.69, which he also set at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. Reigning champion Tyson Gay came in second place with a U.S.A 100 metre record of 9.71 seconds. Usain Bolt's fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell finished the worlds fastest race in 3rd place with a time of 9.84 seconds. In more breaking news, New Zealander [yay] Valerie Vili won the womens shotput in Berlin. Her best throw of 20.44 metres allowed her to retain the title she first won two years ago in Japan. In second place was German Nadine Kleinert with a throw of 20.20 metres, and in third was China's Lijao Gong who achieved a throw of 19.89 metres.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
We have been given an assignment to write a post about where we think we will be ten years from now. Right now at my preteen age I am thinking that ten years from now I want to be earning/earned a degree/masters in game developement. I know it sounds a bit nerdy but it is something that requires plenty of talent and something that has me interested at my current age. It is something that i am interrested in at the moment, and something I think I am better at than most people my age that i know of. The university I might go to (the one i quickly googled) is Oxford university. If for some reason i can't or don't want to leave New Zealand, I will go to media design school. As I get older and i decide not to do anything along these lines, I might be working for a Bachelor of Architecture at Victoria University, Wellington. Of course this is what i am thinking of now, and it is a long way away so my mind could change several times. But one thing I would always want to accomplish is be the proud owner of a Bugatti, whether it be an EB110 or a Veyron.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Another subject I would want to learn is computer programming languages. I am already fluent with GML ( game maker language, which is only compatible with Game Maker) which is an improvised version of C++ , one of the most commonly used languages among computer languages.
The third subject in this list of school subjects not taught in New Zealand schools (not my one anyway) is astrology. When I was 9 I got a telescope for Christmas, and I remember one night when i was looking out through it and saw a little dot which we call Venus. I would like to have a knowledge of this kind of information because i personally think it is really cool.
Some other topics which i would like to further learn about in the undetailed list below
- All the wars, not just ww1 and ww2, like the polish-russian war of 1919-1921.
- Ancient civilisations, not just the greeks i.e Vikings, Normans, Aztecs, Mayans
Thursday, June 18, 2009
surface area: 510 065 600 km²
land area: 148 330 000 km²
sea area: 361 740 000 km²
using my further talent i determined that this meant that:
15/51 surface area is land.
36/51 surface area is ocean.
This instantly eliminated 36/51 from our equasion.
with the 15/51 we had left, we had to take out the mountanious, desert, forest, and urban (buildings) land.
In the end we had about 1.5/51(something like that) left to grow food. We then found out this was roughly equivelant to 1/33( includes permanent crop and arable land). So, in conclusion, we have about 1/33 of the earths surface area to grow food. So the two university students were incorrect by just a tiny bit.
This is important because we have to be sustainable, and be careful about what we do with the tiny bit of land we have for growing food.
This post is also on my sustainability blog because i didn't know where to put it.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
in September 1985, the following events occured when a woman was walking home and creating blue flashes of light.
|It was me. I was lighting up the driveway every couple of steps. |
As we got into the garden I thought it was funny at that point. I was walking around in circles saying: 'look at this, mum, look!' She started screaming and my brother came to the door and started screaming and shouting 'Have you never heard of spontaneous human combustion?'
- Debbie's mother, Dianne Clark:
|“||I screamed at her to get her shoes off and it [the flashes] kept going so I hassled her through and got her into the bath. I thought that the bath is wired to earth. It was a blue light you know what they call electric blue. She thought it was fun, she was laughing.|
usan Motteshead was standing in her kitchen, wearing flame-resistant pajamas, when she was suddenly engulfed in a short-lived fire that seemed to have ignited the fluff on her clothing but burned out before it could set anything properly alight.
|“||I was in the kitchen and my daughter just screamed out that my back was on fire. As I looked down it sort of whooshed all over me. It was like yellow and blue flames all over me. I was not burned at all. Not even my hair was burned.||”|
- The daughter, Joanne Motteshead, confirms this account and adds that the fire brigade arrived and tried (unsuccessfully) to set fire to Susan's pajamas.
- The two subjects (Debbie Clark and Susan Motteshead), speaking independently and with no knowledge of each other, give similar histories.
|“||I was not wearing any nylon clothing [at the time of the flashes]. I used to suffer a lot with static electricity so I tended not to wear anything nylon. I used to crackle with static when taking off my clothes and if I touched any metal thing it used to hurt me. I used to have a lot of trouble with electrical things. They would break down or blow up.||”|
|“||I had just washed and dried my hair [at the time of the incident]. I used to have a lot when I was younger. I used to get shocks from touching fridges, things like that.|
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
- Put a Marshmellow in the microwave
- Put an egg in the microwave
- put a marshmellow egg in the microwave
- bungee jump off my bed
- bungee jump off my bed without a harness
- roll down a really steep hill
- go outside on a sunny day without a hat
- ride a bike without a helmet
- run with scissors
- talk while eating
- swing on a chair
- turn 15
Friday, April 17, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
A member of one of Australia's most dangerous biker gangs "sphinx" has been arrested for driving a Bianchi Bernina without a license. He has been charged with one month in prison and one year of traction with the gang when they find out he was driving a Bianchi Bernina. New South Wales M.P From the Liberal Party Barry O'Farrell says the bikie problems could possibly be solved by putting all of them in the same room and letting them destroy each other. The idea is based on how the Liberal Party works. The leader of Principals Australia has said that toddlers in pre-school should be given career counselling. An early childhood programme has said that the most popular career choice was "ice cream" closely followed by "need to go potty". The Obama ministration has stopped using the phrase "war on terror". Other phrases from the Bush era no longer used include "axis of evil", "nation building", and "Mr.President, the television can't hear you". A Qantas and Virgin airplane were struck by lightning on Friday's electrical storm. Jetstar officials have said that they weren't worried about they're planes getting hit, because cardboard isn't a conductor. Scientists are in the process of building the worlds largest laser. They say that it will definitely not be used for evil, said the project leader Professor Destructo. Finally, host of Australian idol James Mathison his quit his role because he craves anonymity. He hopes to find this anonymity by Winning Australian Idol. for the video click here
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Its been a while since my last post, and its almost Easter. So, i used my logic and put on a post about Easter.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
28th March 2009 - Balloons over Waikato Night glow and some small airshow at the airport. Also got a 4 minute video of the fireworks display. if anyone puts on youtube i will claim 3rd party matched content. Usually Hamilton is a boring city. The night glow is the only big thing we will get this year except for the All Blacks vs Springboks match and the V8's.
Monday, March 23, 2009
at about 2 PM today, A FedEx cargo plan crashed due to heavy winds at Tokyo's International Airport, Japan. It almost instantly burst into flames. the two men manning the cockpit were taken to hospital, then a local T.V station confirmed them both dead. The flight of the MD-11 came from Guangzhou, China, and footage of it crashing was shown on local television.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Conrad Smith Link
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
We had to dress up like punks with a Mainly Red, black and white scheme. as you can see i had some face paint and three chains around my neck :)
The Fairfield intermediate production was quite different to the ones i am used to at primary. i dunno how. at primary every class was assorted to a colour, and they had to do a dance to that colour. So everyone had to do it. at fairfield, it was more....realistic. Last year (08) it was about robyn hood (a girl, not a boy this time). One of meh friends got a role as the evil sherrrriifff.
I am currently working on my first FPS (first person shooter) game. it is coming along nicely, but i am having trouble with the textures. the programmes i use to make my games are free, so the quality isn't that good. But, it is still cheaper :)
Monday, February 16, 2009
Eventually some guys pull him out of the way and they carry on with their lives.
Well i don't know the point but he is a hero, he has courage.