Helle Thorning-Schmidt*(Danish pronunciation:*[ˈhɛlə ˈtoɐ̯neŋ ˈsmed]; born 14 December 1966)*is a*Danish*politician*who has been the*Prime Minister of Denmark*since 3 October 2011, and the*Leader of the Social Democrats*since 12 April 2005. She is the first woman to hold either post.Thorning-Schmidt served as a*Member of the European Parliament*for*Denmark*from 1999 to 2004 before being elected to the*Danish Parliament*in 2005. She was elected to replace*Mogens Lykketoftas*Leader of the Social Democrats*after the*2005 parliamentary election, leading her party through the2007 parliamentary election, which was won by the centre-right alliance, and the*2011 parliamentary election, after which she was appointed*Prime Minister*by*Queen Margrethe II. Thorning-Schmidt holds degrees in political science from the*University of Copenhagen*and the*College of Europe.
Michelle Obama's Transformation!-of the American diet.
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Michelle Obama announces new rules for advertising junk food at schools
Even the scoreboards in high school gyms will have to advertise only healthy foods under new rules announced Tuesday by the Obama administration.Promotion of sugary drinks and junk foods around campuses during the school day will be phased out under the rules, intended to ensure that such marketing is brought in line with health standards that already apply to school foods.That means a scoreboard at a high school football or basketball game eventually wouldn’t be allowed to advertise Coca-Cola, for example, but it could advertise Diet Coke or Dasani water, which is also owned by Coca-Cola Co. Same with the front of a vending machine. Cups, posters and menu boards which promote foods that don’t meet the standards would also be phased out.Ninety-three percent of such marketing in schools is related to beverages, and many soda companies already have started to transition their sales and advertising in schools from sugary sodas and sports drinks to their own healthier products. Still, companies are spending $149 million a year on marketing to kids in schools, according to USDA.The proposed rules are part of first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative to combat child obesity, which is celebrating its fourth anniversary this week. Mrs. Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the new rules at a White House event.
The Obamas are making history, not just as the first African-American president and first lady, but perhaps also as the fittest first couple ever.That role model, in turn, may inspire millions of sedentary Americans to get moving, exercise and preventive health experts hope.Both the new president and first lady are regular exercisers, managing to squeeze in workouts despite their hectic schedules. It's difficult not to admire their dedication. When in Chicago, the new first lady was said to begin her day with a 4:30 a.m. gym workout.
Instead of kicking back and getting some extra sleep the day after he won the election, Obama showed up at his gym at 7 a.m. for a workout. The new president's washboard abs -- snapped by photographers during his Hawaii vacation -- rival that of a 30-something leading man in Hollywood.Comparisons aside,*it's clear that exercise is serious business for the Obamas -- and more about maintaining health and mental acuity than looking good."Barack is almost religious about getting in his workouts," says Alan S. King, a close friend of Obama's and an attorney at Drinker Biddle & Reath in Chicago. "He values his workout time as time to think and relieve stress. I'd say he's also driven by the fact that he wants to be fit and healthy to be around for Michelle and the girls [daughters Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7]."
Obama Exercise Program: The Routine
The new president's workout program would put many men half his age to shame. Obama, 47, combines his love of basketball with treadmill workouts and weight training, say those who have observed his workouts or played hoops with him.
Obama told*Men's Health*magazine in its November issue that his typical routine includes working out for 45 minutes, six days a week, including cardiac-strengthening routines and weight lifting. That's in addition to his famous basketball games -- played whenever possible and always on election days."He alternates days between strength and cardio training and gets in as much basketball as his schedule permits,'' King tells WebMD.*Irene Trantas, a master trainer at the Philadelphia Sports Club at Rodin, observed Obama work out on three different occasions when he stopped in while on the road. "You could definitely tell he has a routine, he works out, and he is familiar with the routine," she tells WebMD. During his stops there, he combined a treadmill run and elliptical trainer with weight training, including the chest press, overhead press, leg press and other conditioning exercises, she says. "He is strong."*
First Lady Michelle Obama shares her diet and workout secrets
First Lady Michelle Obama is fit and fab at 48, thanks to a healthy diet and daily pre-dawn workouts.The athletic 5-foot-11 Obama hits the White House gym between 4:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. every morning before her daughters wake up, doing a combination of cardio exercise, strength-training and plyometric moves."Barack and I*work out every day," Michelle told*iVillage*Aug. 21, 2012 in her first feature as guest editor. "When he isn’t traveling, that's the first thing we do. So we spend time together in the morning. I usually get to the gym before he does, but he is usually there either in the middle of my workout or right at the end."The First Lady says lifting weights is an integral part of her training. “You don't have to be a weightlifter," she says. "I know a lot of women get worried about muscle definition. But actually, I’ve been told by fitness experts that the average person will not bulk up on the weights that we can lift. That's not why people bulk up."You want to have some weight training in your routine, especially as women, to make sure we've got strong bone density. And it helps with that toning, those little areas that we don't like that flap a little bit, that aren't as tight. That's where lifting comes in, once you've gotten your cardio in there.”Obama also tries to do yoga and Pilates regularly and maintain a steady weight. "I try to keep my weight at a certain level," she says. "And I've found that as I get older I don't like to diet. I like food. I don't like to have to worry and count every calorie."Obama doesn't let anything keep her from her daily workouts--not even a hectic travel schedule. “I bring a jump rope and some of those rubber [exercise] bands," she says. "They're really inexpensive. And I can usually do some rope-jumping in the hotel room."The First Lady, who launched the "Let's Move"*anti-obesity campaign*in 2010, underscores that being active on a daily basis is doable, no matter how busy you are."What people should know is that it just doesn't take much," she says. "It doesn't have to be that complicated. If I don't have a rope or if I don't have space, I might do a 30-minute routine that includes a minute of jumping jacks alternating with a minute of pushups, or however many you can do, and then some sit-ups. And you keep doing that circuit again and again, and you'll find that you're going to build up a lot of sweat. You're going to be burning calories."While she tries to eat healthy most of the time, Obama admits she has a weakness for french fries. "If there are french fries in the vicinity, I'm done. It's over," she says."Barack, his [vice] is chips and salsa and guacamole. And peanuts, almonds, pecans. And there's a way that he eats that we tease him about: He kind of shakes them in one hand and creates, like, a little dispenser with his index finger where he can just pop them in his mouth. He's a nut guy. That's what he's munching on all the time."
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Rumors of a divorce betweenBarack and Michelle Obamahave set the Internet abuzz. Here’s everything you want to know about the new*Obama divorce*rumors which have suddenly become the hottest news on the Net. The information below is based on Jan. 19 news reports fromInquisitr.com,*The Nation,*The Daily Star*and other media outlets reporting on the alleged Obama marital strife.Here are the key points associated with the latest Obama divorce rumors, including two alleged cheating episodes by*Barack Obamaand the brazen flirting which angered*Michelle Obama*to the point that she reportedly wants a divorce.
Divorce Already in the Works
Michelle Obama has already secretly with met with an attorney to work out the logistics of filing for a divorce in which she will pursue a divorce settlement in which will include half of Barack Obama’s assets.When Barack Obama’s presidency is over, he will reportedly move back to Hawaii where he grew up. Michelle Obama and the couple’s two teenage daughters, Sasha and Malia, will remain in Washington D.C. This is not the first time the Obama’s have been the subject of divorce rumors. SeeNew Divorce Rumors Spoil Barack Obama’s Re-election Victory*and*Obama Divorce rumors like Obama –Vera Baker Affair Rumors are Without Merit*However, this time the divorce rumors have a slightly different twist.
The Barack Obama - Vera Baker Affair - Truth or Rumor? – Setting The Record Straightand*The Barack Obama – Vera Baker Affair Revisited – Truth or Rumor + pictures
Secret Service Covers Up Obama’s Cheating
During the Obama’s Christmas break in Hawaii, someone is said to have leaked information to Michelle Obama about the Secret Service covering up Barack Obama’s alleged extramarital affairs.In one incident, Barack was reportedly caught with a woman in an incident that was quickly hushed up by the Secret Service.In a separate incident, a Secret Service agent was said to have seen Barack Obama in a compromising position with another woman while Michelle Obama was out of town.These new allegations of infidelity have revived interest in previous reports of Michelle Obama’s jealousy and the infamous rumor of the Barack Obama-Vera Baker affair. SeeThe Barack Obama - Vera Baker Affair - Truth or Rumor? – Setting The Record Straightand*The Barack Obama – Vera Baker Affair Revisited – Truth or Rumor + picturesBarack Obama Selfies Embarrass Michelle ObamaPrior to finding out about Barack Obama’s alleged infidelities, Michelle Obama was allegedly already angry that Barack Obama embarrassed her by taking selfies at Nelson Mandela’s funeral with the beautiful blonde the prime minister of Denmark, Helle Thorning-Schmidt while Michelle gave them an icy stare. The first lady later changed seats, putting herself between Barack Obama and the attractive blonde. The whole incident was caught by photographers and pictured of the incident went viral on the Net.
See*Barack Obama, Michelle Obama Divorce Rumors Make International News
Obamas Fight in Hawaii During Christmas Break
According to the rumors, the Obamas fought about the incident during their Christmas break in Hawaii and things came to a head when she found out about the Secret Service covering up Barack’s extramarital affairs.This was reportedly the real reason Michelle Obama refused to return to Washington with Barack and the couple’s daughters. They flew back without Michelle, who remained behind and spent more than a week at Oprah Winfrey’s Hawaiian estate with friends.The official story that Michelle’s extended stay in Hawaii was a birthday present from Barack Obama. The White House press secretary commented"If you have kids, you know that telling your spouse that they can go spend a week away from home is actually a big presentSeparate Bedrooms, Separate LivesAnonymous White House sources claim that the first couple have already separated. For the sake of outward appearances, Michelle Obama will reportedly continue living at the White House until Barack Obama’s current term of office ends, but she will lead a separate life. The first lady has reportedly already moved out of the presidential bedroom and into another bedroom in the family’s private living quarters. Other sources report that Michelle Obama has already made arrangements to remove Barack Obama’s belongings from of their Chicago home.Check back for regular for updates on the Obama divorce rumors as new details emerge.
Kamala Devi Harris*(/ˈkɑːmələ/;*born October 20, 1964) is an*American*attorney. She is the*32nd*and current*Attorney General*of*California*following the2010 California state elections.*Harris has worked as an author and a politician and served asDistrict Attorney*of*San Francisco*from 2004 to 2011. First elected in 2003, defeating incumbent district attorney*Terence Hallinan, she was re-elected in 2007. Harris is the first female*African-American*and*Asian American*attorney general in California.
Early life and education
Harris was born in*Oakland,*California. She is the daughter of an*Indian*mother, Dr. Shyamala Gopalan—a breast cancer specialist who emigrated fromChennai,*India, to the United States in 1960—and a*Jamaican American*father,*Stanford Universityeconomics professor Donald Harris.*She has one younger sister,*Maya, who is now married to*Tony West, the Acting*Associate Attorney General of the United States.*The Harris sisters grew up in a household that combined*Hindu*and*Baptistteachings.*They were raised in*Berkeley,*Oakland, and*Montreal, where their mother took a position doing research at the Jewish General Hospital and teaching at*McGill University.Harris attended*Howard University*in*Washington, D.C.,*where she was initiated into*Alpha Kappa Alpha*sorority, and received her*Juris Doctor*(J.D.) from*University of California, Hastings College of the Law*in 1989.*She was admitted to the California bar in 1990.
President Obama assessed the beauty of California's attorney general Kamala Harris, calling her "the best looking attorney general," during remarks at a fundraiser in Atherton, California."You have to be careful to, first of all, say she is brilliant and she is dedicated and she is tough, and she is exactly what you'd want in anybody who is administering the law, and making sure that everybody is getting a fair shake. She also happens to be by far the best-looking attorney general in the country - Kamala Harris is here.""It's true! C'mon," he said as the crowd laughed, according to a report provided by a print reporter at the home of John Goldman, an heir to the Levi-Strauss fortune."And she is a great friend and has just been a great supporter for many, many years. She's brilliant and she's dedicated," Obama said at a luncheon fundraiser benefiting the DNC.Harris has served as California's attorney general since 2011 and is a rising star for Democrats. She is often mentioned as a potential candidate for governor.The president came under some fire back in 2008 when he referred to a female reporter as "*sweetie" and told her to hold a question for a press availability.Here is an interview Harris did with ABC News and Yahoo! during last summer's Democratic National Convention:
Obama's event in California wrapped a two day, four fundraiser sweep through the Bay Area. Earlier Thursday he talked about the need for new gun control at the home of Liz Simons and Mark Heising, director of a San Francisco investment firm and a board member at the Environmental Defense FundRead about his comments on gun control and immigration by clicking*HERE*.
Thanks taxpayers! Globetrotting Michelle Obama announces luxurious vacation to ChinaThe Daily Caller ^*| 4 Mar 2014 | Eric Owens*
Fresh off the first family’s sixth annual winter vacation to the Hawaiian island of Oahu – billed to American taxpayers at a cost of $4 million – Michelle Obama and the first daughters Malia and Sasha will now jet off to China for over a week of much-needed sightseeing.President Barack Obama won’t be making the trip.But don’t worry, America: The first lady’s mother, Marian Robinson, will be tagging along on the federal dime.The theme of the March 19-26 trip will be education, reports the Chicago Tribune. The first lady and her entourage will spend several days in Beijing before venturing to the cities of Xian and Chengdu.Naturally, the Obama family and its accompanying retinue will take in several cultural and historical sites. They will also stop by high schools in both Beijing and Chengdu.The first lady will meet with Peng Liyuan, the second and current wife of Xi Jinping, the president of China and the general secretary of the country’s Communist Party.Liyuan is also an allegedly popular folk singer in China. Here she is, according to YouTube, singing “To See Liberation for All Oppressed People.”As the Daily Mail observes, the Obamas have spent a tremendous amount of taxpayer money globetrotting in luxury all over the world.(Excerpt) Read more at*dailycaller.com*...