Posts Tagged ‘honolulu

01
Sep
16

Early Bird Chat

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All Times Eastern

3:35PM: President Obama departs Honolulu, Hawaii

6:40PM: President Obama arrives in Midway Atoll

6:55PM: President Obama receives a briefing on the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

7:25PM: President Obama takes a tour of Midway Atoll

7:40PM: President Obama delivers a statement to the press

12:25AM: President Obama departs Midway Atoll en route Honolulu, Hawaii

3:15AM: President Obama arrives in Honolulu, Hawaii

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31
Aug
16

White House ➞ Nevada ➞ Hawaii

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04
Jan
15

Early Bird Rise and Shine

 The President and First Lady leave Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu to return to DC

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MoooOOOooorning!

12
Nov
11

down at the farm

Star Advertiser: College interns who help run one of the island’s largest organic farms guided first lady Michelle Obama through fields of budding salad greens today, then sat down to swap stories with her about their efforts to improve the health of their communities.

Wearing a sleeveless navy dress, Obama traded hugs and laughs with the students, immediately disarming them. “She was so outgoing, just the easiest person to talk to,” said Ku’uleilani Samson, one of the young co-managers at the farm, who completed an internship and earned an associate’s degree. “She made you feel totally comfortable.”

The nonprofit MA’O Farms, on 24 acres of Lualualei Valley, is devoted to raising healthy crops for local consumption while also growing a new generation of leaders in touch with the land and their heritage.

“I’ve heard about all that’s going on here for years and years,” Obama told the students. “I jumped at the opportunity to come and not just see for myself but also allow the world to see what you all are doing.”

…. MA’O’s mission dovetails with Obama’s nationwide “Let’s Move” campaign, which aims to raise a healthier generation of children through better nutrition and exercise.

Full article here

First lady Michelle Obama with interns after touring the Ma’o Organic Farms in Waianae, Hawaii, November 12

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A Quiet Saturday:

President Obama shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda during the APEC Summit in Honolulu

…. with Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

…. with U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk

…. speaking to Boeing CEO Jim McNerney during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit

… with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

… with Chinese President Hu Jintao

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Leaders’ statement: We, the Leaders of Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam, are pleased to announce today the broad outlines of a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement among our nine countries.

We are delighted to have achieved this milestone in our common vision to establish a comprehensive, next-generation regional agreement that liberalizes trade and investment and addresses new and traditional trade issues and 21st-century challenges.

We are confident that this agreement will be a model for ambition for other free trade agreements in the future, forging close linkages among our economies, enhancing our competitiveness, benefiting our consumers and supporting the creation and retention of jobs, higher living standards, and the reduction of poverty in our countries.

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Lara Sutton places a kiss on a cut out poster of President Barack Obama in Waikiki, Hawaii, Nov. 12

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Tonight (11:20 ET): The President and First Lady welcome APEC leaders and spouses in an arrival ceremony

Sunday: The President delivers opening comments at the APEC Summit and attends sessions through the day; holds a press conference to wrap up the summit. In the evening meets with the Mexican President and the Canadian Prime Minister at the North American Leaders Summit. The First Lady hosts a luncheon with APEC leaders’ spouses at Kualoa Ranch.

Monday: Holds a fundraiser in the morning. That will be his only event for the day before he leaves on Tuesday morning for Canberra, Australia.

12
Nov
11

aloha – rise and shine

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All times Eastern

1:40 The President meets with Trans-Pacific Partnership leaders in Honolulu

3:05 Participates in an APEC CEO business summit

5:0 Hosts a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Noda of Japan

6:45 Holds a bilateral meeting with President Medvedev of Russia

8:15 Holds a bilateral meeting with President Hu of China

11:20 The President and First Lady welcome APEC leaders and spouses in an arrival ceremony

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Westwood One reporter Jim Gray speaks with Barack Obama (from here) – thanks Janelle

Original video here

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Thanks Donna

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The tip off of an NCAA Men’s Basketball game between the University of North Carolina and Michigan State University on board the USS Carl Vinson at North Island Naval Station in San Diego, Calif., Nov. 11. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are welcomed by Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu

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Thanks amk!

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Morning everyone 😉

02
Jan
11

shaka, sweet

A firefighter with the Honolulu Fire Department waves a ‘shaka,’ a gesture of ‘aloha,’ as President Barack Obama’s motorcade drives past on the way to his vacation home in Kailua, Hawaii, January 2, 2011, following a morning workout.

29
Dec
10

mahalo, mr president – Luanne has posted a comment!

Honolulu Star Advertiser:

Dear Mr President,

I am so honored and in awe knowing you are staying just minutes from my home, viewing the same scenery and skyline and hopefully relaxing and enjoying our beautiful island. You belong here because you really do employ the “aloha spirit”.

So, mahalo, and continue to spread the aloha spirit throughout the world. Winning the Nobel Peace Prize proves, at least to other countries, how able you are to reach around the world and show respect, compassion and the willingness to strive for world peace. This should continue to be a strong focal point, as cooperation is the answer to all that is wrong in this world. Please continue to embrace unity.

You are tackling so many issues and it is beginning to show in many ways. So regardless of what the critics say, maintain the kindness and connection that we islanders call the “aloha spirit”, and the world will truly be a better place.

Luanne Webster, Kaneohe

Thank you graciouslady for letting me know about the letter  😉
23
Dec
10

aloha!

… arriving at Hickam Air Force Base, December 22, in Honolulu, Hawaii

NYT: President Obama’s delayed Christmas vacation began at 11:42 p.m. (Hawaii time – 4:42 a.m. on the East Coast) when Air Force One touched down at Hickam Air Force Base. Mr. Obama stepped off the plane into the sultry Hawaiian darkness with two members of Congress, Senator Daniel Akaka and Representative Mazie Hirono, both Democrats of Hawaii, who accompanied him for the 10-hour flight home. The president hopped into his S.U.V., and his motorcade sped off in a hurry to take him to his wife and daughters, who left Washington Saturday for their luxury rented beach home at Kailua, on the windward shore of the island of Oahu. He got there at half past midnight. The White House hopes Mr. Obama, who is scheduled to be here until January 2, will have 11 days of relative quiet. (He was originally scheduled to return home on the first, but has decided to extend his stay by a day.)

….with Senator Daniel Okaka and Rep. Mazie Hirono

30
Dec
09

well…..ok.

President Obama Aloha Bobblehead Dolls are displayed for sale in the Waikiki Beach area of Honolulu, Hawaii, December 27, 2009.




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