Trombone Shorty Academy Students Play House of Blues


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Trombone Shorty Academy

Born and raised in Syndey, Austrailia, agribusiness investment expert Tim Hornibrook has traveled all over the world. He has visited every continent except Antarctica. When spending time in the United States, he stays at his residence in one of the most culturally rich cities in the country: New Orleans. Tim Hornibrook first came to the U.S. to study at New Orleans’ Tulane University on a football scholarship.

Tulane celebrates the jazz culture that the area is known for. Tulane’s New Orleans Center for the Gulf South partnered with the Trombone Shorty Foundation to create and run the Trombone Shorty Academy, which provides music education to New Orleans high school students. The academy teaches students about the region’s rich musical history, while students gain hands-on experience playing in a performance ensemble. They are also mentored by music students at Tulane.

On April 28th, 2016, students from the Trombone Shorty Academy took to the stage with the Academy’s founder and namesake, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews. The concert took place at the famous House of Blues as part of the 2016 Shorty Fest.


Hakodate Botanical Garden Celebrates 45th Anniversary


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Hakodate Botanical Garden

Tim Hornibrook, Sydney, Australia-based agribusiness investment expert, has traveled all over the globe. Tim Hornibrook has visited every continent except Antarctica and lived in several countries, including Japan. Japan boasts a rich array of experiences and sightseeing opportunities. One particularly unique destination is the Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden, where visitors can watch snow monkeys relax in the garden’s hot springs.

Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden, which just celebrated its 45th anniversary, is located just east of the Hakodate Mountains, in Hokkaido. During the day, the 90 monkeys that reside in the garden relax in the warm waters of the large heated pool. The garden was established in 1970, and has been a popular tourist attraction since then. The best season to see the monkeys is between December and April, when the cool air makes the hot springs especially appealing to the monkeys.

Tolkien’s Middle Earth Recreated in New Zealand


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Tolkien’s Middle Earth

Business professional Tim Hornibrook specializes in agricultural investment. In his spare time, Tim Hornibrook enjoys watching movies, specifically the Lord of the Rings Trilogy directed by Peter Jackson. The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were all shot exclusively in scenic New Zealand.

New Zealand, known for its breathtaking scenery, was the perfect location for Middle Earth. Rolling meadows, rugged mountains, stunning beaches, and even a volcanic plateau offered producers of the movies a multitude of diverse landscapes to stage the fictional world created by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Matamata in Waikato became quaint Hobbiton, home to Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. After filming was completed, Hobbiton became a permanent attraction for tourists. Visitors can explore hobbit holes and take guided tours of well-known places in the movies such as Bag End and the Green Dragon Inn. Every visitor will recognize a number of the peaceful scenes from the movies.

Scenes from the River Anduin, the Gardens of Isengard, Osgiliath Wood, and Rivendell were all shot outside the city of Wellington. Most of the locations that appear in the movies are easily reached by car. A number of tours are available for visitors.

Tolkien fans won’t regret visiting the enchanting places where Middle Earth came to life. They will have the opportunity to relive their favorite scenes and be a part of the magic captured in the epic adventures from the Lord of the Rings.

Victoria Peak in Hong Kong

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Victoria Peak in Hong Kong

Tim Hornibrook, a business professional specializing in agricultural investments, has traveled extensively and visited every continent except Antarctica. A resident of Sydney, Australia, Tim Hornibrook has even lived in various global locations, including the city of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is a dynamic city that features a unique blend of Chinese tradition with colonial Western culture. English is widely spoken in Hong Kong, so Western visitors can navigate it easily.

One of the premier attractions in Hong Kong is Victoria Peak, the highest point on the island. During the 19th century, European residents began building upscale homes on the mountain in order to take advantage of the gorgeous views and to escape the heat and busy feel of the city. For many years, the only way these homes could be reached was by sedan chair. In 1888, the Peak Tram Funicular was completed, giving residents a more convenient way to reach their homes.

Today, riding the tram to the top of Victoria Peak is a popular activity for residents and visitors. Once at the top, riders are rewarded with stunning views of Hong Kong and Victoria Harbor. Visitors can also take advantage of a series of nature trails and visit the Peak Tower. The wok-shaped Peak Tower offers visitors viewing terraces, shopping, restaurants, and a variety of entertainment venues.

The Fort Street Foundation

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Fort Street Foundation

Tim Hornibrook, an agricultural specialist from Sydney, Australia, is the former executive director of an agricultural management fund group. In addition to his successful agricultural investment career, Tim Hornibrook served as the president of the Fort Street Foundation.

Based in Petersham, New South Wales, Australia, the Fort Street Foundation is connected to Fort Street High School, a private institution for students in grades 7-12 of which Mr. Hornibrook is an alumnus. Started in 1949 by alumni who were visiting the school for their 50th year anniversary, the Fort Street Foundation primarily serves as a vehicle for school fundraising.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors is comprised of alumni and school representatives. With fundraising as its main focus, the Foundation focuses its efforts in three areas: a building fund, a library fund, and an education fund. In recent years, the Fort Street Foundation was able to use the funds to revamp the school’s science laboratory, set up an interactive exhibit dedicated to the high school’s rich history, and purchase equipment for the school’s computer lab.

To learn more about the Fort Street Foundation, visit

Malaysia’s Nyonya Cuisine

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Malaysia’s Nyonya Cuisine

Business executive Tim Hornibrook resides in Sydney, Australia and holds over 14 years of experience in financial services. Tim Hornibrook is an avid traveler and has set foot on all continents except Antarctica. During his travels, Mr. Hornibrook has sampled many cuisines and lists Malaysian cuisine as one of his favorites.

Malaysian cuisine can perhaps be best described as eclectic. It has the combined characteristics of Indian, Chinese, Portuguese, and native Malay cuisines. A fusion of culinary traditions that has developed through the years is the Nyonya cuisine.

Nyonya cuisine blends together many attributes of native Malay and Chinese cooking and has been proven to be popular among Malaysians. One example of a Nyonya dish is Enche Kabin, a popular bar food. It is made up of bite-sized chicken pieces which are marinated in different spices including oyster sauce, scallions, and five-spice powder before being dipped in egg and flour mix and deep-fried.

To learn about more Nyonya cuisine recipes, visit

A Snapshot of Sydney, Australia Junior Rugby


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Australia Junior Rugby

Formerly an executive director of an agricultural fund management group, Tim Hornibrook continues to speak regularly at conferences about investing in agriculture. Holding a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, Tim Hornibrook attended Tulane on a football scholarship after playing rugby in the Australian junior national league.

There are a few different rugby clubs in New South Wales (NSW), including the NSW Junior Rugby Union and Sydney Junior Rugby Union. Collaborating with two other member unions, the NSW Junior Rugby Union hosts rugby competitions and programs for over 20,000 players. It is the largest rugby union in the region and the oldest group nationally.

Currently there are 12 districts in Sydney with over 60 junior clubs in total, accommodating young rugby players as young as six years old. The NSW Junior Rugby Union is run by a board that consists of a president, vice president, secretary, chairman, and seven directors.