It’s been censored in China already but that’s no reason not to take a look:
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Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh
Tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff
He's Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh
Willy nilly silly old bear
Wow, some heavy hitters are about to hit town, FYI,
“Creating empowering environments
Financial inclusion for women-owned business
Women and green jobs
Public/private partnerships that empower women
Fostering women entrepreneurs and small-businesses
Closing the gap in the world of information and technology
The new wave: fostering innovation
Girls to women: developing young leaders”
Join the Dialogue: Women & the Economy Summit – Live Simulcast of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Keynote Address
Friday, September 16 | 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market, 2nd Floor, San Francisco
Cherie Blair: A Special Event
Friday, September 16 | 7 – 9 PM
The Commonwealth Club of California
595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA
And here are your confirmed speakers / luminaries:
Rona Ambrose – Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, Canada
Dorothy Attwood – Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy, Walt Disney Company
Michelle Bachelet – UN Under Secretary General and Executive Director, UN Women
Cherie Blair – Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, UK
Rebecca M. Blank – Acting Secretary of Commerce and Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs, U.S. Department of Commerce
Beatriz Boza – Founder and Executive Director, Ciudadanos al Dia, Peru
Beth Brooke – Global Vice Chair of Public Policy, Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement, Ernst & Young
Tina Brown – Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Beast and Newsweek
Elim Chew – Founder & President, 77th Street Pte Ltd, Singapore
Eileen Claussen – President, PEW Center on Global Climate Change
Hillary Rodham Clinton – Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State
Weili Dai – Co-Founder, Marvell
Amanda Ellis – Deputy Secretary, International Development Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand
Anne Finucane – Global Strategy and Marketing Officer, Bank of America
Sue Fleishman – Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications, Warner Bros.
Maria Luisa “Lulu” Flores – Partner, Hendler Law, PC, and President, National Women’s Political Caucus
Lorraine Hariton – Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Kathy Hill – Senior Vice President of Ethernet and Wireless Systems Technology Group, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Robert D. Hormats – Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agriculture Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Chris Jansing – Anchor and Host of ‘Jansing & Co.,’ MSNBC
Valerie Jarrett – Senior Advisor to the President of the United States and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls
Pacita Juan – Chief Executive Officer, Figaro, and President, Women’s Business Council, Philippines
Shinta Kamdani – Managing Director, Sintesa Group, Indonesia
Jeni Klugman – Director, Gender and Development, The World Bank
Karen Kornbluh – U.S. Ambassador of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Anne Ladky – Executive Director and Founding Member, Women Employed
Christine Lagarde – Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Yang Lan – Co-Founder, Sun Media Group and Television Host for “Yang Lan One On One,” China
Ilene Lang – President & Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst
Carol Massar – Anchor, Bloomberg TV
Marissa Mayer – Vice President of Location and Local Services, Google
Sheri McCoy – Vice Chairman and Executive Committee Member, Johnson & Johnson
Melody Meyer – President, Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production Company
Karen Mills – Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
Dong Mingzhu – Vice Chairman of the Board and President, Gree Electric Appliances Inc., China
Marty Natalegawa – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Indonesia
Barbara Orser – Founding Chair of the Canadian Taskforce for Women’s Business Growth, Canada
Mari Pangestu – Minister of Trade, Indonesia
Hekia Parata – Minister of Women’s Affairs and Acting Energy Minister, New Zealand
Sharon Thomas Parrot – Senior Vice President External Relations and Chief Regulatory Compliance Officer, DeVry Inc.
Kathleen Rogers – President, Earth Day Network
Sheryl Sandberg – Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
Carolina Schmidt – Minister of Women’s Affairs, Chile
Senator Shahrizat Abdul Jalil – Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Malaysia
William M. Sheedy – Group President, Americas, Visa Inc.
Megan Smith – Vice President of New Business Development, Google
Gene Sperling – Director, National Economic Council, White House
Haslina Taib – Chief Executive Officer, BAG Network, Public Private Partnership between Accenture and Brunei Government IT consulting, ABAC Advisor, Brunei
Tina Tchen – Executive Director, White House Council on Women and Girls, and Chief of Staff to the First Lady of the United States
Su-Mei Thompson – Executive Director, The Women’s Foundation, Hong Kong
Claire Tomlin – Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California Berkeley
Melanne Verveer – Ambassador-at-Large of Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State
Cher Wang – Chairman, HTC, Chinese Taipei
Telle Whitney – President and Chief Executive Officer, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
Sheryl WuDunn – Co-Author, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Meng Xiaosi, Vice President, All-China Women’s Federation
Perry Yeatman – Senior Vice President, Corporate and Legal, Kraft Foods Inc and President, Kraft Foundation
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I mean, is this really such a no-brainer good idea?
No no, I can see how Bill Clinton benefits and I can see how the people running BAAQMD benefit and I can see how troubled PG&E or Chevron (or whomever the sponsors turn out to be) would benefit, but is this really such a no-brainer good idea?
(And isn’t former president Bill Clinton still on double secret probation for his relatively recent behavior?)
I would have thought he’d do this for expenses.
How naive I am!
Well, it’s time for another J-POP Summit Festival in Japantown:
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The whole place looks like one big Gwen Stefani video.
So grab your bunny and get over there:
But don’t overdo it:
Everybody’s waiting for you:
See you there!
I know where you’ll be this coming Wednesday after work – you’ll be at the San Francisco Neighborhood Summit near Sixth and Folsom, natch.
And you know who else will be there? Numerous members of the San Francisco Entertainment Commish, plus that dude what’s from the SFPD Alcohol Liaison Unit, plus a Sound Technician, plus NAYYYYYYbor “Advocates.”
So let’s see here, we’re going to have The City, the SFPD, a sound guy, and officially-designated NIMBYs all meeting South of Market just a few weeks after the Slim’s Nightclub / Jeanmarie Guenot / Other NIMBYs* L’affaire Du 2011. Gee, I’m thinking that the topic of the ABC’s recent action against Slim’s just might come up.
All the deets, below.
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When: April 6, 2011 – Wednesday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Gene Friend Community Center Auditorium, 270 Sixth Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Entertainment Commission in partnership with the San Francisco Police Department and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services invite you to the San Francisco Neighborhood Summit. Organized to nurture relationships between the SF Entertainment Commission, City Departments, community leaders and neighbor advocates. Meet, exchange ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration to foster healthy, safe and vibrant neighborhoods in San Francisco
Speaker’s Panel Inspector Dave Falzon – Alcohol Liaison Unit, San Francisco Police Department Vajra Granelli – Sound Technician, SF Entertainment Commission Audrey Joseph – Commissioner, SF Entertainment Commission Jocelyn Kane (moderator) Executive Director, Entertainment Commission Kirsten Macaulay, Neighborhood Liaison, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Service Cmdr. Greg McEachern, Entertainment Liaison, SF Police Department Jim Meko, Commissioner, SF Entertainment Commission Edgar Oropeza, SF Planning Department Al Perez, Commissioner, SF Entertainment Commission
Price: Free – open to the public
RSVP email@example.com “
See you there!
*Leave us not forget the other NIMBYs of SoMA, of course.
“NIMBY People are easily startled but they’ll soon be back, and in greater numbers…”
“Of all 44 hospitals in the San Francisco, California metropolitan area, the 14 listed below are the top-ranking. This metro area, also called the Bay Area, includes Oakland and Fremont.
1. UCSF Medical Center — San Francisco, CA
2. John Muir Medical Center — Walnut Creek, CA
3. California Pacific Medical Center — San Francisco, CA
4. John Muir Medical Center — Concord, CA
5. Alta Bates Summit Medical Center — Berkeley, CA
5. Seton Medical Center — Daly City, CA
7. Kaiser Foundation Hospital — Antioch, CA
7. Kaiser Foundation Hospital — Walnut Creek, CA
7. Kaiser Foundation Hospital — Oakland, CA
7. Kaiser Permanente San Francisco — San Francisco, CA
7. Mills-Peninsula Health Services — Burlingame, CA
7. San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center — San Francisco, CA
7. Sequoia Hospital — Redwood City, CA
7. Washington Hospital — Fremont, CA
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And UCSF Benioff Children”s Hospital is tops in its field in the Bay Area.
This whole thing is a national deal with many more urban areas covered, including:
And you people down in San Joser haven’t been left out – you all have your own list. It’s topped by Stanford Hospital, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and the Regional Medical Center of San Jose. South Bay in the hiz-ouse.
Anyway, read what UCSF has to say about all this, after the jump
J-Pop Summit 2010 went off without a hitch in Japantown yesterday, with lots of attendees.
Here’s your Best in Show, a man biting Styrofoam hockey pucks smack dab in the middle of Post Street. Details below.
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The day dawned cold and grey…
…but blue skies and high humidity were the order of the day:
It was as you might expect
The Pocky-eating contest at the New People stage was a highlight.
It was right next to the ill-fated 1600 Webster condo building– these loud, loud JBLs might have disturbed the residents but no one has complained yet, AFAIK:
Oh, here we go:
“Ken Hamazaki aka The Red Man, fresh off a turn at Burning Man, will demonstrate the art of teeth-making in a performance titled: “Get Bit: HAGATA-MAN.”
See you next year!
6% DokiDoki is finishing a world tour up during this J-Pop Summit Week. They’ll be at the Harajuku Kawaii Experience 2010 starting at 4:00pm on the New People Stage:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 – J-Pop Summit 2010 at San Francisco Japantown and New People
Japantown comes alive with music, art, fashion and fun, from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm and beyond. Check out Girls Rock Explosion 2010 at the Peace Plaza, with performances by Jinny Oops, SF’s own Excuses for Skipping, and hiphop style from Hopie Spitshard. Artists Mori Chack (creator of Gloomy Bear), “Red Man” Ken Hamasaki and Bay Area aerosol artist Estria will have autograph sessions and live art demos. Sega will be presenting live video game demos, and a “live” concert by Vocaloidvirtual idol Hatsune Miku. There’ll be a “Vinyl Village” featuring cool collectible toys, a cosplay contest and a Pocky-eating contest and much, much more. Check out the full schedule of events.
(Cue Heavy Action. Oh, if only H.C. were still around to introduce the QB’s on one more Monday Night…)
Excellent, excellent SF FYI Net has the deets:
Get all the deets after the jump.