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Computerworld: "HPE's Whitman endorses Clinton; will Trump retaliate if he wins?"

08/03/2016

Computerworld: "HPE's Whitman endorses Clinton; will Trump retaliate if he wins?"

 HP Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman. Photo Credit: HP

. . . Does Whitman's endorsement matter?

Any evidence showing it is consequential is "more muted -- just as labor endorsements by union leaders do not always translate into support for the position taken or the candidate endorsed," said David Caputo, a professor of Political Science at Pace University and president emeritus.

The Clinton campaign is attempting to attract Republican and independent voters to its candidate and the endorsement of Clinton by business leaders "known to be strongly affiliated with the Republican Party should be seen as part of their strategy to win Republican and Independent support," said Caputo.

"One endorsement will not make a significant difference, but a large number might reinforce the Clinton campaign's assertion that Donald Trump is not qualified to serve as president," said Caputo.

Read more: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3104068/it-industry/hpes-whitman-endorses-clinton-will-trump-retaliate-if-he-wins.html

 

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WAMC Northeast Public Radio: "Elected Officials Criticize USCG Proposal On Anchorage Sites In The Hudson"

08/03/2016

WAMC Northeast Public Radio: "Elected Officials Criticize USCG Proposal On Anchorage Sites In The Hudson"

. . . John Cronin is senior fellow for environmental affairs at Pace University and former Hudson Riverkeeper.

“And let me tell you something about the almost four-square miles of parking lot for oil tankers and barges that the Coast Guard wants to create. Three-quarters of them are going to be on traditional, commercial fishing grounds,” Cronin says. “Now, the fishery may be closed right now, but what does that really mean? That means the federal government has totally given up on the restoration of the Hudson River fishery.”

Listen to the story: http://wamc.org/post/elected-officials-criticize-uscg-proposal-anchorage-sites-hudson#stream/0

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Journal News: "Officials: Don't make Hudson barge 'parking lot'"

08/02/2016

Journal News: "Officials: Don't make Hudson barge 'parking lot'"

A poster from a press conference at Cortlandt Waterfront Park in Verplanck Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 in opposition to proposed Hudson River anchorages. (Photo: Matt Coyne/The Journal News)

. . . John Cronin said the federal government is not to be trusted when it comes to the Hudson River. The Pace University senior fellow for environmental affairs and first Hudson Riverkeeper said this proposal means they've given up on trying to restore the waterway.

"It’s better off being a parking lot than being a source of jobs as it has been for hundreds of years for working commercial fishermen on the Hudson," Cronin said. "That is the federal government's view of the Hudson River.”

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/tech/science/environment/2016/08/02/hudson-river-anchorages/87957410/

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Travel Market Report: "CDC Issues Zika Advisory For Miami Area"

08/02/2016

Travel Market Report: "CDC Issues Zika Advisory For Miami Area"

The Aedes aegypti mosquito. Photo: James Gathany

. . . Dr. Andrew O. Coggins, Jr., clinical professor of management with a focus on hospitality and tourism management at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York, doesn’t believe the warning will have an effect on tourism in the area. “It's in a relatively small area of Miami that is off the normal tourist circuit,” he said. However, he expects that to change if the number of cases or affected area increases.

Read more: http://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/CDC-Issues-Zika-Advisory-For-Miami-Area

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CBS Detroit: "More Charges Expected In Connection With Flint Water Crisis"

08/01/2016

CBS Detroit: "More Charges Expected In Connection With Flint Water Crisis"

(Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

. . . Stephen Busch and Michael Prysby of the state Department of Environmental Quality and Flint utilities administrator Michael Glasgow are charged with tampering with evidence. Busch and Prysby are also charged with conspiracy, misconduct in office and violations of drinking water law. Glasgow is additionally charged with willful neglect of duty while operating the water plant.

Busch and Prysby have pleaded not guilty, while Glasgow hasn’t appeared in court.

What’s the most serious allegation?

The evidence-tampering charge refers specifically to 2015 reports on lead levels in water samples, and carries a maximum penalty of four years in prison.

Glasgow’s attorney, Robert Harrison, said the charges against his client “are difficult to understand.” He said Glasgow was a source for investigators, freely speaking over many days without a lawyer.

The charges suggest actions by the three went “above what would be the normal, perhaps imperfect, performance” of public employees, said Linda Fentiman, a professor at Pace Law School in New York.

Read more: http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2016/07/28/more-charges-expected-in-connection-with-flint-water-crisis/

 

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News 12: Culinary Students in White Plains Pay it Forward

08/01/2016

News 12: "Culinary Students in White Plains Pay it Forward"

The Delany Center for Literacy Enrichment at Pace University held an awards ceremony and end of summer camp celebration covered by News 12. 

From the News 12 website:

WHITE PLAINS - Some culinary tech students who were given a second chance in life treated a group of youngsters to a barbecue celebration in White Plains.

The culinary students treated kids from the Center for Literacy Enrichment at Pace University to a celebration by cooking for them. The event was also about the culinary students paying it forward after being given a second chance in life.

Some of the culinary students spent time in jail for such crimes as selling drugs. The culinary center, which is run by Sister St. John Delany, offers at-risk young adults and those with disabilities an amazing opportunity.

The students provided food for the youngsters and even spoke to them about the books they were reading over the summer.

To view the video, visit News 12.

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NY Daily News: "Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump is a tale of two campaigns and strategies"

08/01/2016

NY Daily News: "Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump is a tale of two campaigns and strategies"

Photo: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton offers her experience as the calm, conventional commander-in-chief. (Todd Maisel/New York Daily News)

. . . The next few weeks will be framed “by both candidates fleshing out their themes and messages and making strategic decisions on which states they will concentrate on for the campaign,” according to David Caputo, president emeritus and professor of political science at Pace University.

“The election will ultimately come down to turnout,” Caputo predicted.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-tale-campaigns-article-1.2732471

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Journal News: "Teens use robots to learn cybersecurity"

08/01/2016

Journal News: "Teens use robots to learn cybersecurity"

High school students control underwater robots in a pond during a cybersecurity camp at Pace University July 28, 2016. (Photo: Peter Carr/The Journal News)

The age of recruiting for cybersecurity fields is now as young as 14, or at least that’s what the U.S. government is banking on.

Pace University received $161,000 in grant money from the National Security Agency and National Science Foundation to host a two-week cybersecurity training this summer called GenCyber for 25 high school teachers and 30 students. Last week the training was for teachers; this week was for students.

The program is meant to expose educators and soon-to-be college students to the importance of cybersecurity in an age where companies and government agencies are becoming more susceptible to computer hacking.

Pauline Mosley, a Pace professor and this week's training instructor, said students and educators should be learning about keeping information safe.

“What we’re teaching them is the importance of data and why data has to be protected," Mosley said. "And they’re learning the concepts, such as information hiding."

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2016/07/28/teens-use-robots-learn-cybersecurity/87571146/

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Travel Weekly: "Trump: Hotels, resorts, casinos, politics"

08/01/2016

Travel Weekly: "Trump: Hotels, resorts, casinos, politics"

. . . Jessica Lavariega-Monforti, professor and chair of the department of political science at Pace University in New York, said that the ethics rules that cover conflicts of interest faced by executive-branch employees from cabinet-level appointees on down do not apply to elected officials, including the president.

And although many presidents have put their assets in a blind trust, which an independent trustee takes over so that the official cannot direct or advise on investment decisions, Lavariega-Monforti said that tradition was "essentially ceremonial, a tradition but not a requirement."

"Nevertheless, it's been a tradition recent presidents have followed," she said. "Lyndon B. Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, both of the Bushes and Bill Clinton used the blind trust."

Read more: http://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Hotel-News/Trump-Hotels-resorts-casinos-politics

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International New York Times: "Verizon's bet on future for Yahoo; One aim is to become a stronger contender for revenue from digital ads"

08/01/2016

International New York Times: "Verizon's bet on future for Yahoo; One aim is to become a stronger contender for revenue from digital ads"

. . . ''All Verizon may have done is purchase a weak player that was on its way to extinction,'' Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University, wrote in an email.

Read more: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/560362/verizon-challenger-google-facebook.html

 

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