FINCH’s new technology, the 37 Degree system was featured on New Zealand’s highest rating show, ‘Close Up’.
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full of motivation
the tree out my window…”
A brick wall will soon rise and cover this old friend. Farewell.
The Great Crusade nominated for an International Emmy Award.
Congratulations Glen Condie, Gregor Jordan and Nathan Earl on your nomination!
There developed intense competition to conquer the Matterhorn, which for many years had been considered “unclimbable”. The English climber Edward Whymper had made several abortive attempts from the Italian side, when in 1865, he learned that the Rev. Charles Hudson was to attempt the Matterhorn from Zermatt.
Hurrying over the Theodulpass, he joined forces together with Lord Francis Douglas, George Hadow, and the guides Michel Croz (from Chamonix), and Peter Taugwalder and his son.
On the 14th of July the ascent was triumphantly achieved. However during the descent, just below the summit on the north face, Hadow slipped. In three disastrous seconds, Hadow fell onto the unprepared Croz, subsequently pulling Hudson and Douglas away from the face. The elder Taugwalder belayed the rope round a rock; but it snapped and four of the seven climbers fell thousands of feet to their deaths down the north wall.
News of the triumph and tragedy flashed around the world, and the Matterhorn has held a special fascination for ‘many’ people ever since.
Ivy Lee is generally regarded as the founder of modern public relations. He was retained by John D Rockefeller during the Colorado coal mining rebellion, known as the Ludlow Massacre, in which company security personnel killed twenty unarmed miners. Ivy Lee sent out press releases saying that the miners had died when a stove overturned. Undoubtedly, to someone like Ivy Lee, this glass would be very near to being half full.
Sadly zebra’s are just about impossible to tame. They’re prone to panic, hate harnesses and saddles and not really sold on the idea of doing what they’re told. One of the few people who managed to bend the creatures to his will was Lord Walter Rothschild the eldest son and heir of Lord Nathan Rothschild, an immensely wealthy financier, of the international Rothschild financial dynasty. Walter Rothschild had a team of tame zebras pull his carriage to Buckingham palace once to meet the queen in an effort to persuade people that zebras could in fact be tamed - even though they canʼt. Aside from his interest in zebras, he was generally very keen on animals. Or at least killing them and stuffing them . At one stage his collection of zoological specimens included 300,000 bird skins, 200,000 birds’ eggs, 30,000 beetles and more than 2,250,000 butterflies. Which I think youʼll agree, is rather a lot. This zebra is not tame and was photographed by one of the Finch teamʼs mother on a visit to Africa. You can see that she was wearing a rather fetching red jumper, part of which appears as a fuzzy blur in the bottom of this, otherwise excellent photograph.