Well, given this has never been done before on this large a scale, someone is playing with numbers and perhaps issuing a "recall" meme into the collective mind of the populace.....
FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will conduct the first nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test on November 9, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.
FEMA, the FCC, and NOAA’s vision for improving the EAS is incremental, which means testing the readiness and effectiveness of the EAS as it currently exists today is the first step. A more effective and functional EAS requires continual testing to identify necessary improvements so that all levels of the system can better serve our communities and deliver critical information that will save lives and property.....
apologies if posted already.....
APEC 2011 November 10-12-2011 - CEO Summit Features World's Top Government and Business Leaders
Critical Time for Government and Private Sector to Engage on Issues Facing the Fastest Growing Region in the World
The APEC 2011 USA Host Committee today released the current list of expected speakers and panelists and select attendees at the APEC 2011 CEO Summit, taking place November 10-12 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The conference will host 1,500 expected attendees with over 100 high-profile participants including 11 government leaders, 62 private sector Chairmen and CEOs and many other influential leaders from the Asia-Pacific region. ......
.........The APEC CEO Summit will take place in conjunction with APEC USA 2011 Leaders Week.
Government leaders from the 21 APEC economies expected to participate in the summit include President Barack Obama of the United States, President Hu Jintao of China, President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia, Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore, President Felipe Calderón of Mexico, President Sebastián Piñera of Chile, Chief Executive Donald Tsang of Hong Kong SAR, President Benigno Aquino of The Philippines, and President Truong Tan Sang of Vietnam.
The multi-day Summit will feature a variety of special sessions looking at trade and economic policy perspectives on the future of this critically-important region. Built around the conference theme: "The Future: Redefined.," delegates will gain significant insights into important trends and issues across the Asia-Pacific region including innovation, healthcare, energy, food security, and women and the economy and trade.
Among the speakers and business community leaders from the Asia-Pacific confirmed to date:
Richard C. Adkerson - President and CEO, Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (USA)
Shai Agassi - Founder and CEO, Better Place (USA)
Gautam Banerjee - Executive Chairman, PwC (Singapore)
Dr. Delos M. Cosgrove - President and CEO, The Cleveland Clinic (USA)
Roger A. Crook - CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight (Germany)
Michael L. Ducker - COO, EVP and President, International, FedEx Express (USA)
Ning Gaoning - Chairman, COFCO Limited (China)
Deborah A. Henretta - ABAC Chair and Group President, Asia, Procter & Gamble (USA)
William V. Hickey - President and CEO, Sealed Air Corporation (USA)
Eduardo Hochschild - Executive Chairman, Hochschild Mining (Peru)
Tom Jenkins - Executive Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, Open Text Corporation (Canada)
Andrey L. Kostin - Chairman and President, JSC VTB Bank (Russia)
Bon-Joon Koo - Vice Chairman & CEO, LG Electronics (South Korea)
John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D - Chairman, President and CEO, Eli Lilly and Company (USA)
Richard Li - Chairman and Chief Executive, Pacific Century Group Limited (Hong Kong)
Dr. Zhang Liju, Chairman - VODone Group Limited (China)
W. James McNerney, Jr. - Chairman, President and CEO, The Boeing Company (USA)
Alexey Miller - Chairman of the Management Committee, Gazprom (Russia)
Luis Alberto Moreno - President, Inter-American Development Bank
Craig Mundie - Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation (USA)
Dennis M. Nally - Chairman, PwC International (USA)
Douglas R. Oberhelman - Chairman and CEO, Caterpillar Inc. (USA)
Scott Price - President and CEO, Walmart Asia (USA)
John G. Rice - Vice Chairman, General Electric (USA)
Jin Roy Ryu - Chairman and CEO, Poongsan Corporation (South Korea)
Cher Wang - Chairperson and Co-founder, HTC Corp. (Chinese Taipei)
William C. Weldon - Chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson (USA)
Keith E. Williams - President, CEO and Trustee, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (USA)
Hiromasa Yonekura - Chairman, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd.; Chairman, Keidanren (Japan)
The APEC 2011 USA Host Committee's (www.apec2011usa.org) mission is to advance the US business agenda in the Asia-Pacific region by creating high quality opportunities for private sector engagement during the US hosting of APEC 2011. Host Committee company members include: Aflac, Better Place, The Boeing Company, Cargill, Caterpillar Inc., Chevron, The Dow Chemical Company, Eli Lilly, FedEx Express, Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold, General Electric, Google Inc., I.M. Systems Group, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan, Microsoft, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), PwC, Procter & Gamble, Sealed Air Corporation, TicketRiver.com, Underwriters Laboratories, Visa and Walmart.