Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The city's beleaguered former technology chief reached an agreement with the Nagin administration Wednesday that allows him to collect several months of back pay and have his termination expunged from his record in exchange for his resignation.
Anthony Jones, the one-time head of the Mayor's Office of Technology, agreed to drop his appeal of his termination in exchange for the concessions, which he said will make it easier for him to find work.
"I wanted my record cleared," Jones said afterward. "I'm a technologist with 25 years experience."He also claimed falsely on at least one occasion to have a degree.
Jones' suspension letter will now reflect that he was not suspended.
"He leaves today with his good name," said his attorney, Lionel "Lon" Burns.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
In a scene like some pale shadow of Dunces, I was leaving a port-o-let
at Jazz Fest yesterday when my Camelbak's bite-valve caught on the
port-o-let door and was popped off. At which point, the unfettered
tube started spraying water over my shoulder onto the sand. I looked
on the sand outside the port-o-let and inside the port-o-let and my
valve was nowhere to be found. I can only imagine it making a
graceful arc right into the commode.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Apparently AIG is running the same scam a lot of other US companies
run in China - they get the government to levy new taxes, they pay
them and use them to offset taxes (offsetting taxes - not income
before tax!) paid in the US. All the while, the new money the foreign
authorities get is plowed into things which can directly or indirectly
benefit the company - like infrastructure, healthcare or employee
housing or training - but don't have to be declared. All while laying
off workers at home.
"United States tax law allows American companies to claim a credit for
any taxes paid to a foreign government. But the I.R.S. denied A.I.G.’s
refund claims in 2008, saying that it had improperly calculated the
credits. The I.R.S. has identified so-called foreign tax-credit
generators as an area of abuse that it is increasingly monitoring."
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
She clearly didn't respect the limitations of the casting medium - "Dad will make it work.". I think she's right - the hanging beads look great.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
CAMBRIDGE IN AMERICA
is pleased to inform you of a
Live TV Broadcast of the 2009 Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race
Sunday, March 29
10:00 am Eastern Time
In the US, television coverage of the Boat Race will be provided by the cable-TV channel ESPN-U.
The Light Blue crew will include three Americans: Deaglan McEachern (Hughes Hall), Cal-Berkeley alum from Portsmouth, NH; Ryan Monaghan (St Edmund’s), Cornell alum from Rochester, NY; and Silas Stafford (Caius), Stanford alum from Santa Rosa, CA.
Check your local cable-TV or satellite-TV provider for availability of ESPN-U in your area.
There will also be a taped rebroadcast on ESPN-U at 10:30 pm Eastern Time on March 29th.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Funny getting this right after finishing Revelation (the 4th Matthew Shardlake novel by C.J. Sansom set in 1543 London amidst the Reformation). Apparently, the same nonsense is repeated over and over again.