Teahupoo, Tahiti (Monday 28th April 2008): HAWAIIAN hot-shot JAMIE O’BRIEN has defeated a class field of over 80 big wave surfers to win the Air Tahiti Nui – VonZipper Trials in Tahiti.
In heavy 3m surf, the 2006 Pipeline Masters Champion defeated talented Brazilian Bruno Santos in an epic final. The pair trade 8 and 9 point rides before O’Brien snatched victory in the last 40-seconds with a perfect ten.
Both surfers have won coveted wildcards into the Billabong Pro Tahiti main event which gets underway on May 8th.
This Guy Has The Best Seat At EVERY Airshow He Flies!
When the USAF Thunderbirds performed at the Kennedy Space Center last fall for the World Space Expo (where ANN served as the event's primary news team), it was a coveted chance for some of the best aviators in the world to make a historic landing at the home of the NASA Space Shuttle program. Helping the Air Force celebrate their 60th anniversary as a military service, the Thunderbirds put ion a show to remember, while ANN had the chance to work behind the scenes, in areas normally quite restricted, to see the "behind the scenes" action associated with putting one of the most consistently precise airshow performances on/over the earth.
ANN talked with Thunderbird 4, Major Scott Poteet, about the Thunderbirds, current opportunities in the Air Force and the talented crew that supports him each and every time he flies.
The World Space Expo was conceived so that NASA and the US Air Force could jointly celebrate 50 years of space and the 60th anniversary of the Air Force. The event took place from Nov. 1st to Nov. 4th, at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
The World Space Expo commemorated humanity's first 50 years in space while looking forward to returning people to the moon and exploring beyond. The Expo also showcased various panels, presentations and educational programs and was a part of NASA's 50th anniversary celebrations. The agency was founded Oct. 1, 1958.
Expo highlights included a 45th Anniversary of the Mercury Program celebration featuring original NASA astronauts John Glenn and Scott Carpenter and the Pioneering Women of Aerospace forum featuring Eileen Collins and other prominent female space veterans.
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There are seven, compelling reasons NOT to vote for Senator John McCain:
1. McCain was NOT born in the United States.
To date, NO US President has ever been elected that was born outside of the United States. History tells us that while there have been candidates, most notably George Romney who was born in Mexico & Barry Goldwater who was born in the Arizona Territory, none have ever been successful in becoming POTUS.
John McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone on Aug 29, 1936 at the Coco Solo Naval Hospital; at the time of McCain's birth it was NOT located within the Canal Zone. (It was later added to the Zone by President Franklin Roosevelt through EXECUTIVE ORDER 8981 on Dec 17, 1941, when McCain was 5 years old.)
Therefore John McCain is not a citizen "by birth" or a "natural born Citizen"...
2. McCain's War Hero Status, though highly admired and highly respected by most, is NOT without challenge by Vietnam Veterans...
3. Manchurian Candidate - McCain suffered massive character assassination attacks by Karl Rove and George Bush in South Carolina in 2000. Today, we see a John McCain who is endorsed by none other than George Bush and Karl Rove. In fact, most see McCain as a George Bush "Clone". You could say Senator McCain "has sold his straight-talking, maverick soul" for a shot at becoming the next POTUS...
4. Senator McCain has some skeletons in his closet, accumulated over a 25 year career in the Senate. His most potent skeleton is the "Keating FIVE Scandal" which cost taxpayers over $3 BILLION DOLLARS... (Let Senator Obama try something like that and he would rot in a prison cell)
5. Senator McCain's closest friends make uncomfortable remarks about the zipper on his pants. In McCain's book, he personally refers to some of his escapades in Brazil. The Vicki Iseman episode was quickly brought under control, but one is left to wonder if we will be seeing more "Clintonesque" acts to follow...
6. Taxes and tax breaks: While Senator McCain has been forthcoming with his tax returns, Cindy McCain has been secretive, not going public with her tax returns. What, if anything, could Cindy McCain possibly be hiding? How will the proposed tax cuts for the rich benefit Sen. McCain's wife? Stay tuned for further developments on this one...
7. Religion. Religion. Religion. I said it three times. Once for John Hagee, once for Rod Parsley, and once for Jerry Falwell. This "Holy Trinity" could become his personal Demons...
For starters, he's even claiming to be a Baptist instead of an Episcopalian.
John McCain grew up Episcopalian. He went to an Episcopalian high school. For at least 15 years, he has been listed as an Episcopalian in authoritative directories such as the Almanac of American Politics and Congressional Quarterly's Politics in America 2008. He told a reporter from McClatchy News Service in June 2007 that he was an Episcopalian.
Suddenly, in September 2007, he's campaigning in South Carolina, the heavily Baptist state where George W. Bush barely managed to stop McCain's presidential campaign 8 years ago. And guess what? McCain tells a reporter "By the way, I'm not Episcopalian. I'm Baptist."
Reverends Hagee, Parsley and Falwell hold endorsements that McCain coveted, sought and got. Either of these three Pastors alone, but most certainly all three together, makes Reverend Jeremiah Wright seem like a Boy Scout in comparison.
The Main Stream Media have closed a blind eye on this one, preferring to "crucify" Senator Obama 24/7 while giving McCain a free ride. Double Standards like this one will be few and far between under the scrutiny of the general election...
BONUS TRACK: Age. At age 71, Senator McCain would be the oldest President ever elected for a first term in US History.
He has to date declined to make his medical records public. At 71 years of age, this is a legitimate concern of the US public.
His infamous temper has been recorded, including a highly celebrated episode of referring to his wife Cindy as a "C*NT"... Imagine such a temper receiving a 3AM phone call on the red phone... (Armageddon)
His refusal to release medical records gives fuel to the notion that Senator McCain is hiding something...
An enviable enclave of world-class hotels, multi-million-dollar homes and private research facilities, La Jolla's Golden Triangle is perfect setting for Regents La Jolla, a premier Luxury Condominium community that offers 1 and 2 Bedroom plus Den apartment homes for rent. Less than three miles from the stunning La Jolla coastline, Regents offers gorgeous landscaping, open courtyards, impressive architectural design and much more, all within the coveted La Jolla zip code. Here, you can have it all- beaches, gourmet restaurants, designer boutiques, art galleries and golf courses are all "in your neighborhood." View these apartments for rent online at ForRent****: *******www.forrent****/apartment-community-profile/1008813.php
Cristiano Ronaldo has rapidly made the transition from an exciting young footballing talent into a global superstar to become one of the most renowned and coveted players in the world game. - DIOSES DEL FUTBOL - www.diosesdelfutbol**** -
Cristiano Ronaldo has rapidly made the transition from an exciting young footballing talent into a global superstar to become one of the most renowned and coveted players in the world game. - DIOSES DEL FUTBOL - WWW.DIOSESDELFUTBOL.COM -
Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling 2008 video from *******www.soglos****. Death-defying clips from the 2008 Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake, where every year fearless competitors from around the world tumble down an almost vertical hill in Gloucester, UK, chasing an 8lb Double Gloucester Cheese. It can never really be caught as it reaches breakneck speeds but the first person to cross the line at the bottom of the hill wins the coveted cheese. Thousands of spectators turned up to watch again this year, and there were also a few of the usual injuries. Thankfully St John's Ambulances were on hand to whisk the casualties away to the local hospital. See *******www.soglos**** to find out more.
Will this highly coveted manuscript become the 5th sequel in 2012, and with a surprise double billing with the thriller, “Camouflage”?
Freeepeace receives her coveted shaycarl T-Shirt. See what happens when someone tries to take it from her. Let this be a lesson to everyone. HaiiiiiiiYahh!
Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling 2008 video from Death-defying clips from the 2008 Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake, where every year fearless competitors from around the world tumble down an almost vertical hill in Gloucester, UK, chasing an 8lb Double Gloucester Cheese. It can never really be caught as it reaches breakneck speeds but the first person to cross the line at the bottom of the hill wins the coveted cheese. Thousands of spectators turned up to watch again this year, and there were also a few of the usual injuries. Thankfully St John's Ambulances were on hand to whisk the casualties away to the local hospital. See to find out more.
The innovative British designed Garden Groom has been awarded the coveted Garden Industry Manufacturer’s Association (GIMA) Sword of Excellence for best new product. Already the recipient of “Best of Whats New” awarded by Popular Science Magazine in America, it has also featured on BBC’s ‘Tomorrows World’ and ‘Best Inventions’ programmes.
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Oscar-nominated actor, John C. Reilly ("Chicago," "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby") and Seann William Scott ("American Pie") lend their deft comedic touch to the story of two mid-level Chicago supermarket employees – Doug and Richard, a dubious new guy from Canada - who compete ruthlessly for a coveted managerial post at a new store location. Doug and Richard could not be more different, but going head-to-head in a contest of wits and will reveals how they have more in common than they once suspected. The duo battle toward a hilarious final showdown that will leave you guessing until the very end. The film is the directorial debut of Steve Conrad, the writer of the "The Pursuit of Happyness."
THE TOP OF HIS HEAD is the story of Gus Victor, a satellite dish salesman whose ordered world is turned upsidedown by a radical and alluring performance artist. A cryptic note left by Lucy leads Gus on a quest which draws him out of the tyranny of the material world, to open his perceptions in the most unexpected and awesome ways. By the time Gus discovers that the object of his search is his own self, that self has altered, concluding the film in a mysterious, yet stunning fashion.
From the gifted lens of director-cinematographer Peter Mettler, THE TOP OF HIS HEAD is a genuinely mind-altering experience. It is an avant-garde fairy tale which, upon it’s release, was years ahead of its time – a little seen masterpiece which blends dramatic narrative with imagistic cinema whose ultimate subject is nothing less than new ways of seeing.
The young satellite-dish salesman Gus Victor is only three sales away from his company's most coveted award when he meets the performance artist Lucy on the beach one day. His fascination towards this mysterious woman sends his rational thinking awry. Lucy vanishes unexpectedly, leaving a cryptic note which leads Gus to break away from his routine behavior. In a trance-like search leading him out of the technocratic world into that of nature, he learns that Lucy is accused of 'subversive activities' and that the police are on her heels. As Gus becomes increasingly involved in the pursuit, his perception of the world shifts. Before long Gus finds himself disengaged from rigid social codes and his once ordered and rational universe; as new dimensions open up for him, the familiar begins to seem strangely alien. After a scurrilous cross-examination by Lucy's persecutors, Gus escapes into the night. Unusual sounds emanating from a shut-down factory lead him to a strange secretive performance. In a state of amazement, Gus draws a curtain aside and steps into a world where discourse is replaced by sensation, and thought is balanced with feeling.
The Top of His Head raises many questions about the search for identity in a world where perception is shaped by media. Again, it's central themes investigate simultaneity, the movement from the conscious to the unconscious and the switch from present to past. The film music, arranged and composed in collaboration with avant-garde musician Fred Frith., deliberately moves away from traditional uses to a multi-layered sound image unity featuring a daring mixture of sounds effects and environmental elements interspersed with fragments reminiscent of popular songs.
In his second long feature film, Mettler worked, for the first time, with the film industry. This forced him to combine his open, associative working method with a strongly script- based production and various commercial demands. The budget for The Top of His Head was about 1.2 million dollars - 120 times the cost of his first feature Scissere. Absurdly enough, more money implied less freedom, less time, and more by-products which could not be integrated into the film. Nevertheless, Mettler regards this challenge of combining the commercial with the personal as a positive experience, especially as the shooting of the film under these conditions reflected it's underlying theme: an examination of the tension between intuition and intellect.
-Interview with Peter Mettler re: The Top of His Head (Interview with Wyndham Wise)
-Excerpts of other Mettler films available on DVD
-Gambling Gods and LSD – Trailer, Excerpts, Synopsis
-Picture of Light – Excerpts, Synopsis
-Preludes: Scissere: Excerpts, Synopsis
-Eastern Avenue: Excerpts, Synopsis
-Balifilm: Excerpts, Synopsis
-Mettler Biography – (shorter text)
-Geoff Pevere on Mettler - Text Distributed by Tubemogul.
Freshly exposed to the light of day is one of XFX’s most coveted—and nimble—graphics cards, the XFX NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 Black Edition. Faster than any card in the XFX lineup—or any card on the planet for that matter—these limited edition graphics card is part of XFX’s family jewels. The 9800 GX2 is overclocked to 700 MHz, making it the card of choice for the serious enthusiast. And, with a limited number of these cards being produced, these elite performers are not just fast but exceedingly rare. Delivering a serious smackdown in true quad SLI-mode, generating an unsurpassed Blu-ray and HD DVD experience.
So you've finally decided to get a Timeshare and picked a condo in Vegas, but now you're wondering if that means you'll never get to take that trip to Hawaii you've always wanted to take. Don't fret, because one of the best things about Timeshares is that you can trade with other timeshare owners all over the world for weeks in different vacation spots. If you want to take that Hawaii trip, trade week at your condo for a week in a bungalow on the tropical island paradise... you're not going to have trouble finding someone who wants to spend a weekend in Vegas, I promise you. The most important thing about getting a trade for a great destination is that you have to own a Timeshare at a great destination yourself... nobody is going to trade you a week in Hawaii for a week in your room in Ohio. Make sure that you are purchasing a timeshare in a highly coveted destination if you want to play the timeshare trading game. But if you love Ohio and are content with spending a week there every year, then by all means, purchase a Timeshare in the Buckeye state.
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