The week of November 19 has items of possible interest to residents of district 2 at the , the Task Force on Structure of City Government, the Common Council Executive Committee, the Common Council Update on City’s Performance Excellence Initiative, the Common Council, and the Alcohol License Review Committee. The city meeting agenda items are open for testimony from the public should you be interested in weighing in. I also appreciate hearing from you on any items on which you have a particular interest or concern so please send me an email or give me a call..
Web Video On Your TV: We already seen many attempts to turn the Internet into a video delivery pipe to rival cable TV: Google TV, Apple TV, the Boxee Box, Roku, and a slew of TVs. None of them are quite yet cable killers, but they are seeding the market with simple ways to bring Internet video to your large screen TV in the living room. The more cable quality video that becomes available over the Web via streaming services such as Netflix, Vudu, or iTunes, the more that people will turn to Web when they are looking for something to watch.
Slowly the Italian justice department starts to realize that the arrest of Toto Riina and several hundred other big fish along with lower ranking Mafiosi hasn’t destabilized Cosa Nostra. They also realize that with Denaro a new devil has stepped up to the forefront. In absence Denaro is sentenced to life in prison.
Just a quick update for those tracking the Disrupt Hackathon. Pizza has been delivered, the Red Bull girls have made their rounds, and the group seems to be in high spirits. TechCrunch developer Andy Brett and I made the rounds this afternoon, chatting with developers (who came from places as close as New York and as far as Israel) to discuss their projects and their strategy for the evening.
Politico Playbook said: “It is a goal so modest and lacking in ambition as to be almost meaningless.” President Biden’s ambitious rhetoric around schools was always going to have a collision course with his teachers’ union benefactors, who simply do not want schools to fully reopen any time soon. Not even after teachers got priority in vaccinations, and K 12 schools received over $68 billion in 2020 to mitigate COVID issues. I just didn’t expect that he would be breaking a core campaign promise so early in his presidency.
The Canadian government voted against, or abstained from, a series of anti Israel resolutions brought before the UN General Assembly. However, days later, the government announced it would restore funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which provides services to Palestinian refugees. Former prime minister Stephen Harper’s government had cut all funding to the agency.