21, 2008 -- Bill Clinton showed yesterday why he made it into the book "The Art of Napping."
During an appearance at the Convent Avenue Baptist Church in Harlem, the former president was caught nodding off.
Clinton was there during a service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., while his wife was nearby at Abyssinian Baptist Church, where she was endorsed by its minister, Rev. Calvin Butts.
Clinton has had napping episodes before. Among others, he nodded off at a Mets game and at Ronald Reagan's funeral.
When he was president, he told Dan Rather, "If I can take a nap, even 15 or 20 minutes in the middle of the day, it is really invigorating to me. On the days when I'm a little short of sleep, I try to work it out so that I can sneak off and just lie down for 15 minutes, a half an hour, and it really makes all the difference in the world."
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The republican nomination is all but decided and the democrats have a new front runner.
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Yesterday marked three important victories for Senator Barack Obama. He has won eight consecutive voting contest, including the elections held in Virgina, Maryland, and the Distric of Colombia yesterday, that puts him in the leading position for overall delegates over Senator Hillary Clinton. Hillary has been making some changes in her camp, including replacing her campaign manager. She is looking forward to contests in Ohio and Texas as a place where she could possibly regain her ground in the race, and is confident she still has pledged from superdelegates that will help her get to the convention. ON the Republican side, Senator John McCain took 3 decisive victories yesterday as well. Cementing his position as the Republican front runner, despite the many criticisms from Republicans saying he isn't conservative enough for the party, noting his stances on immigration and tax cuts. Even though Mitt Romney threw in the towel, Governor Mike Huckabee soliders on in the race because as he says, he is determined to give the party another viable candidate that represents true conservative ideals, though he is lagging far behind McCain. His next chance to win some more votes comes next week in the Washington and Wisconsin primaries.
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Frank Allen (Ryan Reynolds), celebrated author of the bestseller The Five Minute Efficiency Trainer, has perfected the art of living via a foolproof system of timetables and index cards. In fact, his daily “to do” lists are legendary. A man known for playing it safe, Frank doesn’t believe in spontaneity. Every choice he makes is deliberate⎯designed to contribute to a well-ordered, predictable life.
But life, as he soon learns, never adheres to a strict schedule.
Frank’s wife, Susan (Emily Mortimer), and seven-year-old daughter, Jesse (Matreya Fedor), find his obsession charming in small doses, but as a steady diet it can be very frustrating. One morning, Susan attempts to loosen her husband’s scheduling stranglehold by adding ten minutes to his day. But, by setting the clock backward instead of forward, she inadvertently unleashes a series of mishaps that turn his meticulously ordered life upside down. A belligerent ferryman, a ruthless seductress, a reluctant mother-to-be and the secret amor of his best friend, Buddy (Stuart Townsend), combine to send his life into complete chaos.
As his life unravels in several directions simultaneously, however, a stunning family revelation forces Frank to look fate squarely in the eye. Shaken to his core, he starts living entirely “in the moment,” allowing him to defy the conventions that have heretofore defined him. Those carefully coordinated index cards that had once kept his life in perfect order now become a deck of chance as Frank scribbles spontaneous ideas on random cards, shuffles, chooses and follows the luck of the draw…with unexpected results.
Frank is about to discover that not even an efficiency expert armed with timetables and index cards can change the serendipitous nature of family and friendship, love and forgiveness.
Frank Allen (Ryan Reynolds), celebrated author of the bestseller The Five Minute Efficiency Trainer, has perfected the art of living via a foolproof system of timetables and index cards. In fact, his daily “to do” lists are legendary. A man known for playing it safe, Frank doesn’t believe in spontaneity. Every choice he makes is deliberate⎯designed to contribute to a well-ordered, predictable life. But life, as he soon learns, never adheres to a strict schedule. Frank’s wife, Susan (Emily Mortimer), and seven-year-old daughter, Jesse (Matreya Fedor), find his obsession charming in small doses, but as a steady diet it can be very frustrating. One morning, Susan attempts to loosen her husband’s scheduling stranglehold by adding ten minutes to his day. But, by setting the clock backward instead of forward, she inadvertently unleashes a series of mishaps that turn his meticulously ordered life upside down. A belligerent ferryman, a ruthless seductress, a reluctant mother-to-be and the secret amor of his best friend, Buddy (Stuart Townsend), combine to send his life into complete chaos. As his life unravels in several directions simultaneously, however, a stunning family revelation forces Frank to look fate squarely in the eye. Shaken to his core, he starts living entirely “in the moment,” allowing him to defy the conventions that have heretofore defined him. Those carefully coordinated index cards that had once kept his life in perfect order now become a deck of chance as Frank scribbles spontaneous ideas on random cards, shuffles, chooses and follows the luck of the draw…with unexpected results. Frank is about to discover that not even an efficiency expert armed with timetables and index cards can change the serendipitous nature of family and friendship, love and forgiveness.
Thomas Muderlak presents the BMW 1 Series Convertible that celebrates its European Premiere in Geneva. Thomas Muderlak explains how the conventional soft top offers the very best in terms of noise and heat insulation, and how this roof concept allows the car to maintain that typical convertible silhouette with its low waistline so characteristic of BMW Convertibles.
Today was our first full day at SXSW. We spent most of it on the 4th floor of the convention center conducting interviews. We chatted with Blurb, Kyte.tv, iStockphoto, Utterz, and socialthing. One theme kept emerging - empowering individual media creators. Mainstream media no longer has a stranglehold on the dispersion of information. Whether it be television, radio, books, music or photography - there is a company out there that can help you make it happen on your terms.
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama discuss who should be on top when the convention rolls around.
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The Governor of Tennessee proposes a “superdelegate primary”, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid decrees that “it will be done” before the convention, and Barack Obama releases some tax returns.
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While chasing Senator Hillary Clinton through central Pennsylvania I tried to understand the motivations of those who are voting for her and those who are considering giving their support. Among those who had already committed to Clinton echoed the same sentiment: they are ready to take the fight to the convention.
Rob Reiner impresses on the crowd that Hillary needs to “win big” in Pennsylvania to stay in contention. He’s absolutely right and is more honest that recent statements by Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell that “If we win by 6 to 7, it’s a great victory. if were to win by ten or more that would be astounding.” Pennsylvania can only be considered a “win” for Clinton if it allows her to overtake Obama in either pledged delegates or the popular vote. The proportional allocation of delegates ensures that Obama will retain the lead for the next three primaries.
As to the popular vote, here’s a quick back of the envelope calculation. If we count all the states, including FL and MI and the estimated popular votes in the caucus states of IA, NV, ME and WA, Obama has a .6% (204,227) lead in the popular vote. This is the math the Clinton campaign is using in campaign emails to supporters.
Under this scenario the following would need to occur for Clinton to overtake Obama in the popular vote with PA: turnout would need to double (1.6 million voting in the primary) and Clinton would need to win by with at least 56% of the vote which would be a 12% margin. Therefore, Clinton needs to win a little more than 900,000 votes in PA to break even with Obama.
Clinton needs to do more than just break even to maintain a popular vote lead over Obama post-North Carolina.
Colorado is a fickle state. Weather can go from scalding to shivery in moments. This particular Saturday was a preview for the dog days of the convention: hot and dry, with the famous mile high designation mandating sunscreen.
I've been wondering for some time now what the Democratic campaigns can pull off as they struggle to keep engagement high in all fifty states while slugging it out delegate by delegate in the remaining primaries. In a piece of serendipity, I called up a friend on April 19th, and she told me there was an Obama rally going on in Civic Center Park. In one way or another, most of the speakers and the people I spoke with at the sparsely attended event were grappling with the engagement question as well.
And the enthusiastic supporters were grappling with the steady beat of the sun, where only a few days before sleet had stung faces and forced coat collars up.
Redux Revolution shattered the conventional wisdom of what sleight of hand could accomplish.
The Annual gathering of the truly 'uber-professional' folks who populate the ultra-high-tech avionics business was a great success this year -- with outstanding attendance, accomplishments and achievements to be boasted about for years to come. But... who are these people and what do they get out of gathering each year? Aero-TV crews spent some time at the convention and on the exhibit floor to find out for ourselves.
These are interesting people... and they belong to an equally interesting organization. Founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) represents more than 1,300 aviation businesses, including repair stations that specialize in maintenance, repair and installation of avionics and electronic systems in general aviation aircraft. AEA membership also includes instruments facilities, manufacturers of avionics equipment, instrument manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, test equipment manufacturers, major distributors, and educational institutions.
AEA tells ANN that their mission is to be a worldwide, self-sustaining organization committed to enhancing the profitability of its members by...
• providing effective leadership to its members,
• facilitating the communications between members and with their various constituent groups,
• encouraging members to establish quality processes,
• furthering the education of its members and their various constituent groups,
• influencing the applicable legislative and regulatory processes.
Among those attending are a number of different types of members...
Regular Members who may be an avionics or instrument facility with a Government-approved repair station. Applications for membership must include radio or instrument ratings, as well as a photocopy of their Certified Repair Station Certificate.
Associate Members may be an avionics manufacturer, instrument manufacturer, test equipment manufacturer, airframe manufacturer, wire/cable manufacturer, major distributor, company dealing in used equipment, trade publications, accessory manufacturer, calibration lab, or consultant to the industry. This type of member must derive the majority of its gross revenues from the above activities.
Air Carrier Members are usually a Part 121/135 operator. A FAR-145 CRS is required. A photocopy of their CRS certificate is required with the application.
Academic Members include schools or college offering avionics or maintenance training.
Delegated Engineering Authorities include any entity delegated to approve data on behalf of its respective regulatory authority.
Professionals all, we really enjoyed spending a few days in April with them and look forward to AEA 2009!
Til then, let's join Aero-TV as they meet the rank and file of the Aircraft Electronics Association at AEA 2008!
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More than 15,000 media people are expected to invade St. Paul, Minnesota starting at the end of July to cover the Republican National Convention which is in September. Today media representatives got to look at how the convention will be set up. The UpTake’s Mike McIntee went along to watch the media.
It’s interesting that as local media organizations try to trim expenses, the number of press attending the RNC is increasing. Four years ago there were 5,000 radio people covering the RNC. This year there will be more than 7,000 radio people broadcasting from the Xcel. One RNC spokesperson I talked to said that an increased interest by the foreign press in US politics may be the reason behind the increase.
If you’re blogger and planning to rely on wireless to cover the RNC, better come up with another plan. With so many people using cell phones and wireless, it is very likely any network you use may not work reliably.
One radio engineer I spoke with today was disappointed that the RNC had not yet assigned spaces on “Radio Row”, making planning for radio stations a bit more difficult.
By the numbers:The media will occupy 450,000 square feet during the convention. The convention is using more than 100 hotels in the Twin Cites. Total attendance at the convention (delegates, alternates, volunteers, media and other guests) is expected to be about 45,000.
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The UpTake will provide the first ever live video streaming coverage of the Minnesota State Democratic Party Convention. The convention starts on Friday June 6th with an address from National Democratic Party Chair Howard Dean. Saturday is the main event of the convention as delegates decide who to endorse for US Senate, either Al Franken or Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer. Point your browser to www.theuptake**** to watch. We’ll have several ways you can participate in our live coverage!
Terry Thompson, author of the new book Adventures in Graphica, talks about the conventions of comics and graphic novels and dispels common misconceptions about graphica in a video conversation recorded last month at the IRA convention in Atlanta.
Amid an impressive list of business leaders, icons and politicians who spoke at the Institute of Directors Annual Convention, 2008, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, delivered a rousing speech
on the determination to keep Britain internationally competitive as a location for investment.
This is an excerpt from the Prime Minister’s speech to the convention, more of which will be featured in this upcoming show on yourBusinessChannel. See the full length show soon at *******www.yourbusinesschannel****