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Journal News: "View: Improve Obamacare, don't risk replacing it"

04/27/2016

Journal News: "View: Improve Obamacare, don't risk replacing it"

A woman is escorted down a hallway by a nurse in Mason, Ohio. (Photo: Bruce A Crippen/USA TODAY)

Nurses know what health care people need, the authors write, and can't afford to lose

Many Americans now have access to health care for the first time, write Marie Truglio-Londrigan and Sandra B. Lewenson, professors at Pace University’s College of Health Professions and co-authors of the book, “Practicing Primary Health Care in Nursing: Caring for Populations.” For example, millennials can remain on their parents’ health plans until they are 26, and those with pre-existing conditions can purchase new plans. When we hear presidential candidates say that they will do away with the Affordable Care Act, either removing it entirely or replacing it, we must ask:  what would the consequences be  for the American people?  Arguments about whether the Affordable Care Act is doing too much or too little need to be examined by many, particularly those on the front lines — the nursing profession.

Nurses make up the largest group of health care providers in the nation and the most trusted profession; we must have a voice in this discussion. We have the skill set to meaningfully address what needs to be done and how to make services more accessible, available, affordable, and acceptable to every American.

We know from our experience as public health nurses that the Affordable Care Act is not perfect.  But to deconstruct it in the hopes of building something better would be a mistake. If our goal is a healthy society and health for all Americans, then let’s build on what we have. We need our presidential candidates and the public to join nurses in working toward solutions in ways that do not place the American people at risk.

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/opinion/contributors/2016/04/26/view-improve-...

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FoxNews.com: "Cruz and Kasich join forces against Trump -- but will it work?"

04/25/2016

FoxNews.com: "Cruz and Kasich join forces against Trump -- but will it work?"

. . . The first test of the strategy will be in Indiana on May 3. The latest Fox News poll shows Trump with a comfortable eight-point lead over Cruz in Indiana. Trump holds 41 percent of voters, while Cruz has 33 percent, with Kasich trailing with 16 percent.

On paper, that math appears to work for Cruz and Kasich’s strategy. If just more than half of Kasich’s voters moves to Cruz, and very few move to Trump, then the Texas senator will win the state, and a greater share of the 57 delegates available.

Oregon has 28 delegates up for grabs, while New Mexico has 24. Therefore, if the strategy works in the three states, it would make Trump's prospect of hitting 1,237 extremely narrow.

However, David A. Caputo, Professor of Political Science in New York’s Pace University, told FoxNews.com that the assumption that some of that vote won’t leak to Trump is flawed.

“The assumption is that Indiana voters are largely conservative, therefore when Kasich is out, voters will go to Cruz. I would argue, however, that some of that vote goes to Trump and so that strategy going forward may not work,” Caputo said.

As a wider strategy, Caputo says the transferability of votes that the two campaigns are assuming exists may not be there after all, and that it could even have unintended consequences.

“I think it could have a boomerang effect. If I’m a Kasich supporter and told to vote for Cruz, I may just think ‘wait a minute I’m for the candidate but I don’t like being told what to do’ and they might go and vote for Trump instead,” Caputo said.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/04/25/cruz-and-kasich-join-forces-against-trump-but-will-it-work.html

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Tax policy in flux affects Main Street"

04/22/2016

Westchester County Business Journal: "Tax policy in flux affects Main Street"

U.S. Department of the Treasury building, in Washington. Photograph by Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

. . . Treasury was right to curtail inversions, said Philip G. Cohen, a retired vice president of tax at Unilever United States, and an associate professor of taxation at Pace University Lubin School of Business. Congress has failed to act, he said, and the government had to send a message to stop an abusive tax avoidance practice.

He said the high corporate tax not only hurts U.S. companies with global operations, it burdens smaller U.S. companies that don’t have foreign operations to use for tax avoidance techniques.

The proposed rule that would treat a company’s foreign debt as equity goes too far, he said. But putting an end to taxation of foreign earnings of American corporations, as some reformers have advocated, would encourage companies to move jobs and investments outside of the U.S.

“If Singapore decides to offer a tax holiday,” Cohen asked, “why would you put up an R&D facility in Tarrytown?”

“I want to encourage investments in the U.S. I want to make the U.S. business friendly, while at the same time curtailing abuses.”

The Treasury rules have been characterized as stopgap measures to slow down the pace of inversions. There is widespread agreement that comprehensive tax reform is needed.

Cohen said the tax base should be broadened and the statutory rates lowered. But he has written elsewhere that there is little appetite in the current Congress to change a tax system that opens the campaign donation spigot. Maybe next year, if a Democrat is elected president and Democrats control the Senate, a reform bill can be negotiated with a Republican House.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/78889/tax-policy-in-flux-affects-main-street/

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El Diario: "Nuevo empujón para Trump y Clinton, pero la campaña sigue"

04/21/2016

El Diario: "Nuevo empujón para Trump y Clinton, pero la campaña sigue"

. . . Para la profesora Jessica Lavariega-Monforti, politóloga de la Universidad de Pace en Nueva York, los contendores de Trump tiene pocas oportunidades en las urnas, pero aparentemente esperan poder competir en la convención, si a Trump no llega al número de delegados para ganar en la primera votación.

“Ted Cruz había venido ganando en competencias recientes, pero la realidad es que el margen de Trump sigue aumentando y no hay forma de alcanzarlo en número de delegados”, dijo Lavariega-Monforti.

Read more: http://www.eldiariony.com/2016/04/19/nuevo-empujon-para-trump-y-hillary-pero-la-campana-sigue/

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San Francisco Chronicle: "Big wins by Trump, Clinton in N.Y. shift tone of campaigns"

04/21/2016

San Francisco Chronicle: "Big wins by Trump, Clinton in N.Y. shift tone of campaigns"

Photo: Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post

. . . “I think that when the history of the 2016 nomination is written, the New York presidential primary will be seen as the turning point,” said David A. Caputo, president emeritus and a professor of political science at Pace University in New York.

Read more: http://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Big-wins-by-Trump-Clinton-in...

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Daily News: "Solid New York victories for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton help pave a concrete path toward their nominations"

04/21/2016

Daily News: "Solid New York victories for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton help pave a concrete path toward their nominations"

. . . Even if Cruz were to win 100% of the remaining 674 delegates, which itself is impossible, he would still fall four delegates short of 1,237.

Cruz, however, "isn't likely to drop out," according to David Caputo, president emeritus and professor of Political Science at Pace University, and will, instead, probably stay in the race to deprive Trump of every delegate he possibly can — a strategy that could help force an increasingly unlikely contested convention.

"He remains the last and perhaps the best hope if the Republicans remain convinced Trump can be stopped," Caputo told the Daily News.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-closer-nominations-article-1.2608972

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IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center: "What Watson Sees In Your Personality"

04/20/2016

IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center: "What Watson Sees In Your Personality"

IBM Watson Personality Insights uncovers a deeper understanding of people's personality characteristics, needs and values to drive personalization. It extracts and analyzes a spectrum of personality attributes to help discover actionable insights about people and entities, and in turn guides end users to highly personalized interactions.

Watch the video: Pace University Entrepreneurship Lab (eLab): https://youtu.be/YdVVLWv3Fwo

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New York Times: "Jianbing, a Chinese Crepe, Migrates to Manhattan"

04/20/2016

New York Times: "Jianbing, a Chinese Crepe, Migrates to Manhattan"

The Flying Pig Jianbing’s food truck in Manhattan is a converted French crepe maker that now turns out jianbing, the savory Chinese pancakes. Credit Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Fresh from China, they came ashore in the San Francisco Bay Area. They stormed Seattle. They descended on Portland, Ore.

Now, they are sweeping across Manhattan, with sightings near Washington Square Park, Midtown and Columbia University.

Resistance is futile.

Jianbing, a street-food crepe from northern China made with eggs, chili and sweet sauce, cilantro, scallions and a crunchy deep-fried dough wafer, is Beijing’s latest culinary flexing of soft power.

Made in the ubiquitous street carts that dot Beijing, Tianjin and other northern Chinese cities, jianbing can be eaten on the go, doubling as a hand-warmer on those frigid days when the wind invades from Siberia. The going price in the more upscale sections of the Chinese capital now is about 5 renminbi, or 77 cents.

Despite its humble origins, making jianbing is an art. Mess up the secret sauce — generally some combination of sweet sauce and bean paste — and it could overpower the crepe, dominating the chili, humbling the cilantro, running roughshod over the scallions.

That is why Yolanda Lee and Dolkar Tsering, friends from Pace University in New York, spent months in northern China in late 2014 going from city to city. They sampled more than 100 kinds of jianbing, learning from the street-side masters, who, more often than not, were happy to offer advice.

“We both gained 20 pounds after that,” Ms. Lee said. “No joke.’’

Ms. Lee, 25, a Beijing native who studied marketing and art history, and Ms. Tsering, 26, an ethnic Tibetan from Sichuan Province who studied finance, wanted to recreate the classic jianbing in New York, with a few modifications.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/21/world/asia/china-jianbing-new-york-bei...

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New York Times: "Review: Salut Salon Mixes Whimsy and Virtuosity"

04/19/2016

New York Times: "Review: Salut Salon Mixes Whimsy and Virtuosity"

The Salut Salon members, from left, Anne-Monika von Twardowski, Angelika Bachmann, Meta Hüper and Sonja Lena Schmid. Credit Robert Altman for The New York Times

In a classical-music-comedy market (yes, there is one) buoyed by social media, the German female quartet Salut Salon has developed a loyal following. The group’s performance style mixes the virtuosic silliness perfected by the duo Igudesman & Joo with the high-octane performance style of the rock-cover specialists Two Cellos, but adds lavish doses of whimsy and sex appeal. A video clip of the violinists Angelika Bachmann and Iris Siegfried, the cellist Sonja Lena Schmid and the pianist Anne-Monika von Twardowski engaged in competitive instrumental acrobatics during a medley of Vivaldi, Mozart and Weill has drawn over 20 million clicks on YouTube.

On Sunday the ensemble made its New York debut at the Schimmel Center at Pace University, with the violinist Meta Hüper replacing Ms. Siegfried, who is on maternity leave.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/19/arts/music/review-salut-salon-mixes-wh...

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The Science Coalition: "Super Science Tuesday - Pace University"

04/18/2016

The Science Coalition: "Super Science Tuesday - Pace University"

Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, The Science Coalition is asking people to answer the question: Why should science matter to the presidential candidates? For more information, visit www.ScienceMatters2.me.

Watch the video. Pace University: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD-fTY3eWFM

The Science Coalition is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization of the nation’s leading public and private research universities. It is dedicated to sustaining strong federal funding of basic scientific research as a means to stimulate the economy, spur innovation and drive America’s global competitiveness. Learn more at www.sciencecoalition.org.

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