Archive for June 18th, 2013

18
Jun
13

night owl chat – just music I like

No theme to tonight’s night owl chat; just kick ass music.

Robert Johnson – “Crossroad”

Ella Fitzgerald – “One Note Samba”

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18
Jun
13

Germany: The Schedule

Wednesday – all times EST (6 hours behind Germany):

3:05 AM: The President and First Lady meet with Embassy personnel in Berlin

4:0 AM: The President is welcomed by President Joachim Gauck in a ceremony at Schloss Bellevue, Berlin

4:15 AM: Holds a bilateral meeting with President Gauck

5:0 AM: Arrives at the German Chancellery and is welcomed by Chancellor Angela Merkel

5:15 AM: Holds a bilateral meeting with Chancellor Merkel

6:0 AM: Participates in a joint press conference with Chancellor Merkel

7:35 AM: Joins Chancellor Merkel for a working lunch

9:0 AM: Delivers remarks at the Brandenburg Gate

10:05 AM: Signs the Golden Book of Berlin

10:15 AM: Meets with Peer Steinbrueck of the Social Democratic Party

12:45 PM: The President and First Lady arrive at Schloss Charlottenburg and are welcomed by Chancellor Merkel and her husband, Professor Joachim Sauer

2:0 PM: Attend dinner with Chancellor Merkel and Professor Sauer

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During the day, First Lady Michelle Obama will visit the Asisi World of the Panoramas and the Berlin Wall Memorial

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3:55 PM: The President and First Family depart Germany

12:40 AM: Arrive the White House

“And about time too”:

18
Jun
13

Willkommen!

The limousine carrying President Obama and his family drives by the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin where he will deliver a speech tomorrow (9:0 AM ET)

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President Obama and the First Lady chat with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle after arriving at Tegel airport in Berlin

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Thank you LovelyPlains for the extra and highly gorgeous pics.

18
Jun
13

Next Stop, Germany

Arriving in Berlin

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by LovelyPlains – The Front Pages:

  • Suddeutsche Zeitung, published in Munich, Germany

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  • Népszabadság, published in Budapest, Hungary

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  • Irish Times, published in Dublin, Ireland

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  • The Times, published in London, UK

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18
Jun
13

“It will stay with me forever”

Students from New-Bridge Integrated College in Northern Ireland talk about the impression President Obama’s Belfast speech made on them.

BBC

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Coming up:

12:30 EST: The First Family depart Northern Ireland

1:0 EST: Vice President Biden Speaks on Gun Safety

White House Live

2:25 EST: The First Family arrive Berlin, Germany

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The crowd cheer as the cavalcade carrying the US First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters, Malia and Sasha, passes through Dalkey, Co Dublin

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All posts on the Ireland visit here

 

18
Jun
13

Rise and Shine

G8 and EU leaders line up for a photograph at Lough Erne. Left to right are European Commission president José Manuel Barroso, Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe, German chancellor Angela Merkel, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, British prime minister David Cameron, US president Barack Obama, France’s president Francois Hollande, Canada’s prime minister Stephen Harper, Italy’s prime minister Enrico Letta and European Council president Herman Van Rompuy

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G8 Live Stream

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Today:

After the conclusion of the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland, the Obamas leave for Germany at 5:30 Irish time (12:30 EST)

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The headline in The Sun – of course!

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…. with PM Cameron and Taoiseach Kenny – @PeteSouza

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…. with President Putin and PM Cameron

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…. with PM David Cameron and President Francois Hollande

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… with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

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Irish Times: US first lady Michelle Obama and her daughters had a private guided tour of the Wicklow Mountains National Park as their whistlestop tour of Ireland draws to a close.

The sun beamed down on the hills above the twin lakes at Glendalough as Ms Obama and Malia and Sasha walked through the famous monastic site. The girls were given a lesson on the ancient ruins by local tour guide George McClafferty. The valley, in the heart of the Wicklow mountains, offers some of the most popular rural landscapes in Ireland and is a well-worn tourist path for visitors to the east coast.

The president’s youngest daughter, 12-year-old Sasha, batted swarming midges away from her face as the trio learned about the legendary Deer Stone …. Sasha was given the honour of closing the door to the ruins of St Kevin’s Church, which dates back 1500 years. The teenager was handed a key and she locked the door, before turning to her older sister and giving her a high five.

Meanwhile, the usually-quiet village of Dalkey has seen an influx of visitors this morning following reports that Ms Obama and her daughters will have lunch in Finnegans’ pub with Bono.

More here

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George McClafferty, manager at Glendalough: “I just melted….”:

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Bono and his wife Ali Hewson arrive at Finnegan’s pub in Dalkey this afternoon for lunch with Michelle Obama and her daughters Malia and Sasha. ‘I thought this was supposed to be a secret,’ Bono said to the crowd.

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….. with (left to right) Moya Dohery of Riverdance,  the Taoiseach’s wife Fionnuala Kenny and Sabina Higgins, wife of President Michael D Higgins at a special Riverdance performance at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin

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See all posts from the Ireland visit here

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Mooooooooorning everyone, just a few photos and videos to start your day, will try to catch up later with all the newsie stuff and more from Ireland and Germany.

18
Jun
13

The Charlie Rose Interview

18
Jun
13

The Dream is Now




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