Saturday, January 29, 2011


Amongst events happening around the world this past week...

*In an attempt to calm unrest and end in that country, Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak named his first Vice President ever after 30 years in office alone. Omar Suleiman, his chief Intelligence Officer of the last two decades and long time confidant will assume the role to mixed reactions.
*Attempting to settle unrest in Tunisia, a supervisory council will oversee the interim government formed after President Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali left the country.
*Civic unrest continues in Ireland over the state of the country and its government.
*Tasmania Premier David Bartlett has resigned his post to spend more time with his family. Deputy Premier Lara Giddings will assume the vacated office.
*Portugal voters reelected President Anibal Cavaco to another term in office.
*United States investigators have been unable to link American Soldier Bradley Manning to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Meanwhile, various investigations continue concerning the website's practice of making classified documents public.
*United States President Barack Obama delivered the annual State of the Union address Tuesday night, calling for bipartisanship in order to tackle the challenges that face America. Whether or not he actually gets it from a divided Congress remains to be seen.

*Kim Clijsters won her fourth grand slam title at the Australian Open.
*This year's Super Bowl will feature a classic match up with the Green Bay Packers against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
*Cyclist Lance Armstrong has officially retired from professional racing after honoring a commit to compete in an Australia event.

*Mattel is starting a new advertising campaign for Ken to woo Barbie, set to culminate in a "big event" on Valentine's Day 2011.
*Actor Charlie Sheen has voluntarily entered a rehab center for an unknown reason, putting filming of his sitcom Two and a Half Men on hiatus.
*The 83rd Academy Awards nominees were announced early Tuesday morning. Major contenders include The King's Speech, The Social Network, Inception, The Black Swan, and the remake of True Grit.

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