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PIX11 partners with the Veterans Education Challenge

05/09/2016

PIX11 partners with the Veterans Education Challenge

Watch the video: http://pix11.com/2016/05/05/for-pace-student-and-veteran-bills-pile-up-e...

VEC founders, Avis and Bruce Richards, started the “Veterans Education $1 Million Matching Challenge” to help fund higher education for returning veterans.  Every dollar donated between Veterans Day 2015 and Veterans Day 2016 will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Richards up to one million dollars.

We share the story of Air Force veteran and reservist Joe Bodd, who is taking advantage of the educational opportunity given to him through the bill, federal and state grants, and a school scholarship.

Joe Bodd followed in his grandfather’s footsteps.  In December 2009, after a year of college, he joined the Air Force.

“My grandfather was in the Air Force, so I said ‘I might as well carry on the tradition.’  There are so many outlets for you to do great things in the Air Force.  That’s why I like it,”  Bodd said.  “It’s more about camaraderie, like people aren’t trying to jump over each other to make the next rank or do the next greatest job.  We all work together.”

In 2011, Bodd was deployed to Iraq, where he was assigned to the protect Balad Air Base.  During his 2 years of active duty, he married fellow Air Force veteran, Frances Escorcia.   After completing their tours, they headed home to Staten Island.

“I remember coming over the Goethals Bridge, and feeling like this is it, new opportunities,” Bodd reflected.  “and the real world hits you in the face.  My wife was pregnant.”

Their adorable daughter Jayda is now 4-years-old.

“I just want to be that model for my daughter.  I’m proud of what my dad did, what he does,” said the 26-year-old father.

And little Jayda has lots to be proud of.  Bodd is now a reservist out of McGuire Air Force Base.  Plus, he’s become a member of the FDNY.

On top of fighting fires, Bodd has been going to school full time.  He’s finishing up his bachelor of arts in economics and criminal justice at Pace University in Manhattan.

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New York Daily News: "Republican Veepstakes underway as Trump inches toward GOP nomination"

05/09/2016

New York Daily News: "Republican Veepstakes underway as Trump inches toward GOP nomination; experts say mogul should prioritize age, outsider status"

. . . "If he wants to run as an outsider he has to find someone who is credible but has limited experience. If wants to run with someone who can be President from day one then he picks someone with legislative or executive experience thus making it harder for him to argue he is a true outsider," said David Caputo, president emeritus and professor of Political Science at Pace University.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/donald-trump-started-running-ma...

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Homeland Security Today: "Security Concerns Surround Summer 2016 Rio Olympics"

05/04/2016

Homeland Security Today: "Security Concerns Surround Summer 2016 Rio Olympics"

. . . Joseph Ryan, professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Security at Pace University, told Homeland Security Today that in the current threat environment, dangerous security incidents are no longer a matter of “if” but of “when.” However, he is optimistic that the games will be safe.

“You can always expect something is going to happen,” said Ryan. “Security teams must be absolutely vigilant.”

Prof. Ryan chaired an Advisory Group for the US Department of Justice that developed security strategies for the 1996 summer Olympics. He is also a 25-year veteran of the New York City Police Department and was their expert on evaluations of all levels of police management, and on community policing and violence.

“Right now, there are no red flags,” said Ryan. “If we go back to Egypt to the Arab Spring Uprising, if something like that were to happen in Brazil—which I am more than confident will not—that would be a major red flag.”

Ryan added, “I am presuming that from all the lessons learned from previous games, particularly the Munich games where we lost so many lives, Brazil is really going to crack down and make sure the security of the athletes is the number one priority. There is no reason that I am currently aware of to suspect any concerns regarding security.”

Based on his experience, Ryan said security personnel will likely be on the lookout for several indicators leading up to the Olympic Games, including chatter and unusual activity at sports facilities prior to the games. Security personnel should not wait for day one of the games to begin securing these facilities---vigilance is needed now to ensure nothing dangerous is entering two or three months beforehand.

Read more: http://www.hstoday.us/briefings/daily-news-analysis/single-article/secur...

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Financial Times: "Cruz quits and hands victory to Trump"

05/04/2016

Financial Times: "Cruz quits and hands victory to Trump"

. . . Before Mr Cruz’s announcement, David Caputo, a politics professor at Pace University in New York, said Mr Trump had essentially won the nomination several weeks ago. “All the factors were there for his winning — enthusiastic supporters, weak opposition and little co-ordinated effort to stop him, plus a favourable set of primary elections.” He said one of the interesting things to watch for now was who the New York mogul would pick as his vice-presidential running mate.

Read more: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4e168026-1183-11e6-839f-2922947098f0.html#axzz47e4zSJqn

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Washington Post: "Hulu may soon offer live TV, including sports"

05/02/2016

Washington Post: "Hulu may soon offer live TV, including sports"

Hulu is reportedly looking into offering live-streaming content from a handful of cable channels for about $40 per month. (Dan Goodman/AP)

. . . Hulu will still need to offer its own original programming to stand out from the pack, said Larry Chiagouris, a professor of marketing at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. "Fox and Disney content will be a very strong beginning for the new service. However, since that programming can be obtained in other ways, Hulu will need to do more than offer Fox and Disney content."

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/05/02/hulu-may-soon-offer-live-tv-including-sports/

 

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U.S. News & World Report: "General Electric Charges Ahead"

05/02/2016

U.S. News & World Report: "General Electric Charges Ahead"

. . . "GE has made clear that it's in a transformational strategy," says John Alan James, a professor at Pace University's Lubin School of Business in New York and chairman emeritus of its Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation. This will take the company toward "industrial-related products that focus on the new age of digital controls; GE's acquisition of Alstom is a major commitment to this new direction."

Read more: http://money.usnews.com/investing/articles/2016-05-02/general-electric-charges-ahead

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Law360: "Banks Between A Rock And A Hard Place On Chat Records"

05/02/2016

Law360: "Banks Between A Rock And A Hard Place On Chat Records"

. . . one of the industry's best practices for protecting sensitive data is to get rid of anything that may not be necessary to maintain, said Darren Hayes, an expert on cybersecurity at Pace University.

“Sometimes the less information that you have on your servers, the better,” Hayes said.

Read more: http://www.law360.com/articles/790171/banks-between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place-on-chat-records

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U.S. News & World Report: "A Big iPhone Slump Bites Into Apple (AAPL)"

04/29/2016

U.S. News & World Report: "A Big iPhone Slump Bites Into Apple (AAPL)"

. . . "There's a different feel about Apple since the loss of Steve Jobs," says Darren Hayes, an assistant professor and director of cybersecurity at Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in New York. "It has been many years since the company has released a product that has the public mesmerized. We've come to expect technology companies to surprise us and Apple has only surprised us with disappointing earnings growth."

Read more: http://money.usnews.com/investing/articles/2016-04-29/a-big-iphone-slump-bites-into-apple-aapl

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New York Daily News: "Trump stands by ‘woman card’ jab, but denies Hillary Clinton comments were sexist"

04/27/2016

New York Daily News: "Trump stands by ‘woman card’ jab, but denies Hillary Clinton comments were sexist"

. . . Trump's gender-centered attack line was widely mocked Wednesday with many political experts deeming the mogul's decision to go after Clinton, on account of her being a woman, as a foolish ploy that will further hurt his already dismal standing among female voters.

"About 70% of women have an unfavorable view of Trump, according to an April 2016 Gallup poll," Jessica Lavariega-Monforti, Chair of Political Science Department at Pace University in New York, told the Daily News. "His commentary about playing 'the woman card' will not play well with female voters, particularly those who continue to face pay inequities and gender discrimination."

In addition to the Gallup poll cited by Lavariega-Monforti, a USA Today-Suffolk University poll released earlier this week showed that 66% of likely female voters had an unfavorable view of Trump, compared with 48% who had an unfavorable view of Clinton.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/election/trump-stands-woman-card-jab-denies-anti-clinton-sexism-article-1.2616745

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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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