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Obama’s ‘Terrorism’ Description Follows Cautious First Words
NPR -- 04/16/2013
Stephen Flynn, a veteran homeland security expert and political scientist at Northeastern University in Boston, gave the president “high marks” for his statements, which on Tuesday included this: “Boston is a tough and resilient town. So are its people. I’m supremely confident that Bostonians will pull together, take care of each other, and move forward as one proud city. And as they do, the American people will be with them every single step of the way.” Said Flynn: “In the absence of knowing much about who’s behind this — which everybody wants to know — highlighting the extent to which how well bystanders and professional local people responded, and how Boston is a tough and resilient city, these are important messages for Americans to hear.”…
Security Expert: Expect Upgrades, But ‘Were Not Going To Live In A Risk-Free World’
WBUR -- 04/16/2013
In All Things Considered, WBUR’s Sacha Pfeiffer spoke with Stephen Flynn, co-director of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at Northeastern University, about the nature of terror threats today and what the Boston Marathon is likely to look and feel like next year.
`Smaller-Scale Attacks’ Hard to Prevent, Flynn Says
Bloomberg TV -- 04/16/2013
Stephen Flynn, founding co-director of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at Northeastern University, talks about the investigation into the explosions at the Boston Marathon yesterday. Flynn speaks with Adam Johnson on Bloomberg Television’s “Lunch Money.”…
Gold’s wounds will take time to heal
MarketWatch -- 04/16/2013
To Jeffery Born, a professor of finance at the D’Amore McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, gold’s big decline didn’t come as much of a surprise. Born said he decided two years ago stocks were the best long-term investment. The problem with gold? It pays no dividends, costs money to store and includes the risk of being stolen, he said. It’s a “sucker’s investment/bet,” he said in a recent email. Born’s critique is nothing new. But many gold bulls remain faithful.
Boston attack: Swath of city on lockdown as police scour for additional bombs
The Christian Science Monitor -- 04/15/2013
“What we saw today was a relatively small-scale set of explosions,” says Stephen Flynn, co-director of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at Northeastern University, in Boston. “The challenge with these smaller-scale attacks is that they are much harder to detect in the early stages – precisely because they don’t require much sophistication, planning, or leadership, funding, or financing,” he adds.
Deadly explosions throw Boston Marathon into chaos
Los Angeles Times -- 04/15/2013
Monday was Patriots Day in Massachusetts , when the city bursts to life with a Red Sox home game and the world-renowned marathon. Patriots Day is a state holiday commemorating the battles that launched the beginning of the American Revolution. “This is the day Boston shines in the spotlight, and that puts this event in the spotlight,” said Northeastern University criminologist James Alan Fox, who was a block away when the bombs exploded. “If it happened in another day, sure, it would have had an impact, but not quite the same. This will be remembered every Patriots Day.” Patients were taken to at least seven hospitals, where at least 140 were being treated for injuries, including eight children. At least 17 patients were in critical condition and 25 more suffered severe injuries.
Marathon bombings could impact outdoor events: Column
USA Today -- 04/15/2013
For the city, today’s tragic explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line could not have occurred at a worse time or place. Owing to the rich history and prominence of the annual race, there is no other time of the year when the city is more crowded with locals and visitors alike. Runners and spectators from across the country and around the world converge on the city every year for the celebrated Patriots Day race. And the explosions erupted at the race’s end when hundreds of runners were completing their 26-mile feat to the cheers of well-wishers. Whether the explosion was the work of an organized terrorist group or the action of amateurs seeking to create chaos and confusion, this calamity differs significantly from such crimes as the Oklahoma City bombing and the 9/11 attack. Earlier terrorist strikes were perpetrated when least expected — a routine day for all those caught by surprise.
Mediterranean diet vs. low-fat Ornish plan
The Boston Globe -- 04/15/2013
Katherine Tucker, a professor of nutritional epidemiology at Northeastern University in Boston, said it’s possible that the low-fat Ornish plan might be more beneficial for those with heart disease. “People who have had heart attacks might have a genetic predisposition to having more damaging effects on their arteries from higher fat diets,” she said, but more research is needed to confirm this. She recommends following the Mediterranean diet for heart disease prevention, however, because it’s easier for most people to stick with permanently.
Hey terrorist(s), tomorrow Boston is back to business!
Boston.com -- 04/15/2013
For those of you that read this blog regularly, you know the sweet spot for Global Business Hub content – things that relate Greater Boston to the international community, that champion the sometimes unappreciated innovation that happens here daily, that champion the unparalleled thought leadership that exists here. And so with heavy heart I write tonight of a far different nature, far later than the daily 11 AM slot at which Global Business Hub pieces usually post. This morning, knowing it was a local holiday (Patriots’ Day, for those of you not from these parts), with bright blue skies, warm sun, bars and restaurants full of people taking the day off, an international road race in the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, a Red Sox day game, a Bruins game at night, and Tax Day… it simply made no sense to post anything but a placeholder to tell you fine readers to check back in tomorrow. And so that placeholder stood. But a little before 3 PM all that changed with a few gross acts of explosive cowardice.
J.C. Penney borrows $850 million to boost inventory
Reuters -- 04/15/2013
In drawing the funds, J.C. Penney is taking advantage of the money while it remained available, since banks could reduce the next credit line, said Harlan Platt, a finance professor at Northeastern University. “If they had not drawn down the money, it would have come down on its own; they would have lost the availability,” Platt said. “You always want to stock up while it’s there.”…