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Bloomberg’s Power

Over the past two weeks numerous parents have spoken out positively and negatively about Bloomberg decsion to nominate Cathie Black to run the school system.  the parents against said they have 10,000 signatures supporting their view that Ms. Black is not qualified for the position.  Many parents gathered around outside the apartnemnt  of the State Education Commissioner, David Steiner, to persuade him not to sign the waiver of approval for Ms. Black.  Many parents have a problem with howo the decision was made.  Mayor Bloomberg did not hold or conduct any interviews prior to the nomination.

The decision about whether David Steiner will approve the waiver for Ms. Black will be held next Tuesday,   I will have to wait to see whether or not she will be approved.

http://www.ny1.com/content/news_beats/education/129354/parents-express-opposition-to-schools-chancellor-selection/

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Not 24 hours, and he’s at work

Not only did Cuomo move in and make the traditional thank you calls to his constituents on tuesday, but he drafted his first budget for the state of New York.   For months already  Cuomo has been devising a plan to try and eliminate the lobbyists of Albany and the state bureaucracies with people he knows and trusts.  Now, Cuomo has a huge decisions in deciding who will become the secretary of the governor.   Although last night was a night of excitement, Cuomo has a lot of work to do.  The people of New York is angery.  Their taxes are high, their rent is high, and just coming off Paterson, New York needs a hero.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/03/cuomo-already-at-work-on-transition/?ref=nyregion

The problem with this story is that it always seems like this when someone gets elected.  I need to give it a couple months before i can say anything certain.  Cuomo must live up to high standers since his father was one of the greatest governors New York has seen.

New Balance Heads to Japan

New Balance’s Tri Color Collection was released in Japan during early October.  Most of their release parties are hosted in in cities such as Shanghai and Singapore, but for the Tri-Color collection, they went to none other than Japan. New Balance took an “Old School” direction as they went back to their roots for their heritage colors such as burgundy, navy blue, and classic gray.  At the event 10 lucky winners, for their photos at the art exhibition feautring the works of Mr. Kim, Mr. Maasatoshi and MR. Quo Ying Sheng, were presented with their prizes of numerous New Balance originals.

 

I found my evidence from http://www.nicekicks.com/2010/09/balance-apac-tricolor-event-recap/

There is really no follow up research i can conduct since this was a single event, but i will be sure to keep my eyes out for any New Balance events.

Kanye Is Still Here

Just last week Kanye West premiered his new short film, “Runway”, in London at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.  Not only is Kanye branching out into other art forms, but he is still bringing it when it comes to music.   In the new British single, Kanye is a featuring artist of LaRoux in the remix, “In for the kill”.   Although La Roux is new for Kanye, the remix is not his first collaboration with a British artist; back in 2008 West released the well known song American Boy and worked with Chris Martin from Coldplay in Paranoid.

In order to further my research about Kanye and his booming career, i will have to wait and see what he does with future collaborations with other European artists.  I got my information from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanye_West

 

A 100 million Dollar Donation, Now That’s A Tax Deductible

Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of the crazed Facebook donated a 100-million-dllar grant to the Newark, New Jersey school system. Zuckerberg said“Improving education in this country is the key to its future, making it a just place, achieving the full potential of all students. There’s a lot to learn.” The grant camp a week before the new release of The Social Network, a film on the birth of Facebook. This act of good inspired me immensly. It shows that there are still many good people out there who are willing to help out society with the money that they have earned.

Information from:

http://www.nj.com/entertainment/movies/index.ssf/2010/09/zuckerbergs_100m_to_newark_schools_may_be_preemptive_attempt_to_save_reputation.htmF

For further research, i want to visit Zuckerberg’s website, for a list of the several charities and organizations that he has donated to.   I would also like to research Zuckberg’s moitvations for donating that amount of money to Newark instead of a different school system. reasearch