Q&A: Josh Lerner on Innovation’s Role in the Economy

first_imgHarvard Business School economist Josh Lerner has spent much of his career studying innovation’s role in the economy.His book “The Money of Invention” examined the role of venture capital. “Innovation and Its Discontents,” cowritten with Adam Jaff, looked at how changes in intellectual property have hurt the process of innovation. His new book, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” examines why public efforts to boost entrepreneurial innovation so often comes up short…Read more here (The Wall Street Journal)last_img

Stephen Karam’s The Humans Sets B’way Closing Date

first_imgSarah Steele, Arian Moayed and Jayne Houdyshell in ‘The Humans.'(Photo: Joan Marcus) View Comments The Tony-winning production of The Humans will shutter on January 15, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. The closing date is not a big surprise, as Come From Away had already announced that it will begin performances at the venue on February 18. In November next year, The Humans will kick off its coast-to-coast national tour at Seattle Repertory Theatre, before moving on to engagements in top markets across the United StatesDirected by Joe Mantello and starring Tony winners Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell, the Schoenfeld is the third New York home for the show; after transferring from off-Broadway’s Laura Pels Theatre, the Broadway production began performances on January 24 and officially opened on February 18 at the Helen Hayes Theatre. The Humans subsequently moved on August 9 to the Schoenfeld, thereby doubling its capacity. At the time of its closing, the production will have played 502 performances in New York.Penned by Stephen Karam, The Humans follows Mr. Blake, who, after a sleepless night, brings his family from Pennsylvania to his daughter’s new apartment to celebrate Thanksgiving. Family tensions reach a boiling point as things start to go bump in the night.In addition to Birney as Erik and Houdyshell as Deirdre, the cast includes Arian Moayed as Richard, Lauren Klein as Fiona, Cassie Beck as Aimee and Sarah Steele as Brigid.last_img read more

Business View: Bush tax cuts present budget-balancing option

first_imgBy Paul Cillo. The extension of the Bush tax cuts passed recently by Congress gives Governor Shumlin and the Legislature another option for balancing the state budget in fiscal 2012 and 2013. A new analysis shows that the top 5 percent of Vermont taxpayers will save $190 million this year and a similar amount in 2012 as a result of the federal tax cut extension. Before the governor and the Legislature further undermine critical public services, they should look to these federal tax savings as a temporary source of additional state revenue.Vermont ‘ along with nearly every other state ‘ saw a sharp drop in tax revenue as a result of the recession. The decline in revenue came at the same time state government needed to step up to help Vermont families that were suffering as a result of the recession. Governor Douglas acted as though the recession was permanent and the economy was never going to recover. He argued that Vermont had to cut spending to match this new reality.The economy is starting to recover and state revenues are beginning to grow again, but the pace of that growth will remain slow until more Vermonters go back to work. In the meantime, Vermont needs to maintain its public services so that our people and infrastructure do not fall further behind. That was what Gov. Richard Snelling and the Legislature did when they temporarily raised taxes on the wealthiest Vermonters and ran up a budget deficit to get through the recession of the early 1990s.The Bush tax cuts were originally passed by Congress in 2001 and 2003. These bills reduced income tax rates, lowered taxes on capital gains, and cut the estate tax, among other provisions. The cuts were scheduled to expire at the end of 2010, but in a lame duck session in late December, Congress voted to extend the cuts for another two years.The analysis of the effects of extending the Bush tax cuts was prepared for Public Assets Institute by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy in Washington, DC. According to the ITEP analysis, the top 1 percent of Vermont taxpayers will save a little more than $100 million in 2011, and a similar amount in 2012, thanks to the tax-cut extension. The average personal income for taxpayers in this group is about $940,000 a year. The savings for the next 4 percent of taxpayers will be about $88 million.Vermont, along with the other states, had federal stimulus funds to help maintain critical services during the first three years of this recession. Those stimulus funds run out this year, and without additional revenue or further spending cuts, Vermont’s projected budget deficit for fiscal 2012 will be about $150 million.What the ITEP analysis shows is that the extension of the Bush tax cuts gives Vermont additional capacity to balance the cuts already made by raising state revenue over the next two years in order to maintain critical public services for Vermonters.Paul Cillo is executive director of Public Assets Institute, a non-profit, non-partisan organization in Montpelier that analyzes state fiscal policy (www.publicassets.org(link is external)).last_img read more

Paraguay Police Kill EPP Leader

first_imgBy Dialogo September 30, 2010 During a clash in the early morning of September 24, Paraguayan authorities brought down Nimio Cardozo Caceres, head of the rebel group Paraguayan People’s Army (EPP in Spanish). Paraguayan Interior Minister Rafael Filizzola confirmed Cardozo’s death during a press conference in Asuncion, adding that police seized guns, grenades and close to US$1,000 in cash from the small guerrilla camp in the hills near Hugua Ñandu where the confrontation took place, according to EFE news agency. Filizzola told the press that Cardozo, known as “Homero” and “Anibal”, had been sought in connection with several high-profile kidnappings that date back to 2001, reported Xinhua news agency. One such high-profile case was the kidnapping and murder of former Paraguayan President Raul Cubas’ daughter, Cecilia, who was found dead outside Asuncion in February 2005, after her family paid a $300,000 ransom. Cardozo’s death came close to three weeks after Gabriel Zarate Cardozo, another high-ranking member of the rebel army and the former Cardozo’s cousin, was killed in another confrontation with authorities in the town of Sidepar, reported EFE. Chief of the second police zone Cristobal Jara Sosa, stated that the operation continues in Concepcion department, where police are in pursuit of some ten other members the rebel EPP, who fled when they were surprised by authorities. “The clashes continue,” said Jara Sosa, adding that Cardozo was part of the EPP’s first ring and that they are pursuing members of the group’s main ring, according to Xinhua.last_img read more

Gunman Convicted of Freeport Murder

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Queens man has been convicted of gunning down a 23-year-old man he and another man were robbing at a Freeport abandoned home during a drug deal two years ago.A Nassau County jury found Jerod Plowden guilty Friday of second-degree murder and robbery. He was acquitted of first degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon charges.Prosecutors said the 25-year-old St. Albans man and Nolan Gaugler, 21, of Mineola, met with the victim, Moez Hassan of Queens, on Stevens Street under the guise of buying Xanax pills from him on April 12, 2011.But, Plowden and Gaugler robbed the victim of 75 Xanax pills and $30 at gunpoint before the drug deal went down.Hassan was then shot five times—once in the head, chest, and left arm, and twice in the abdomen.Police caught Gaugler within minutes several blocks from the scene. He was found to be in possession of the stolen drugs and cash. He pleaded guilty to robbery in a plea deal in which he’s facing 16 years in prison.Plowden was apprehended 16 days later in Suffolk County during a routine traffic stop.He faces up to 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced June 6.last_img read more

What is a lead magnet? And why do you need one?

first_img continue reading » Do you worry that your website doesn’t do a good job of turning prospects into sales leads? Would you like to keep visitors coming back after their initial visit? What you might need is a lead magnet.Lead magnets offer something of value in exchange for contact information. Marketers use that contact information to push people further down the funnel towards a sale.Read on for more about what lead magnets are, how to use them, and why you should have one.What Are Lead Magnets, Exactly?Most people don’t want to sign up for marketing emails. Nor do they want to get followed around the web with retargeting ads. So, if they’re going to consent to further outreach, marketers need to make it worth their while. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Former ‘RHOC’ Stars: Where Are They Now?

first_img– Advertisement – “They even said, ‘We’re shocked. We’re completely shocked at this,’” she exclusively told Us in May 2020. “’They know that you said you’d never become a ‘friend,’ so they want to give you a limited role.’ And I’m like, ‘No, thank you.’ That’s not what I said. I said, ‘F off!’ And then I just took a week or so and I just absorbed it. … I cried and I was scared.”Over the years, many faces have come and gone on the first Housewives series.Gretchen Rossi walked away in 2013 ahead of season 9. Heather Dubrow stepped away in 2016 after joining the cast in season 7. Meghan King, meanwhile, exited the series in 2018 after three years on the California-based show.- Advertisement – “I will always be the OG of the OC, but it’s time to say goodbye to The Real Housewives of Orange County. It’s been an incredible ride for 14 years and I want thank all of you for your support, for your love and for ‘whooping it up’ with me along the way,” she wrote at the time via Instagram. “I love all my fans, and I want to thank Bravo and Evolution for this incredible experience which my family and I have will never forget.”That same month, Tamra, who joined the show in season 3, announced her departure. The news came after Tamra was offered a part-time role for season 15, which she promptly declined. She opted to leave the show after 12 years after receiving a call from production saying they “decided to go in a different direction” and didn’t need her as a full-time cast member.- Advertisement – Scroll down for an update on all of the ghosts of Orange County’s past! Every orange can’t last forever! Following exits from OG star Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge and Jo De La Rosa, Us Weekly is revisiting favorite former Real Housewives of Orange County stars.After 14 seasons on the Bravo series, Vicki announced in January 2020 that she was leaving the show.- Advertisement –last_img read more

The wrong lease ‘can bleed a business dry’

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Tasmania passes Bill allowing parents to choose whether to include baby’s sex on birth certificate

first_imgThe bill also allows people aged 16 years or older to change the sex listed on their birth certificate by filling out a statutory declaration. “This amended bill contains legally untested, unconsulted and highly problematic changes that we could not support,” she said in a statement.READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/tasmania-passes-bill-allowing-parents-choose-whether-include-babys-sex-birth-certificate-in-win-transgender-rightsKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox. The changes were passed by the casting vote of rogue Liberal Speaker Sue Hickey, who voted against her party and with Labor and the Greens. The legislation, put forward by the Labor opposition and the Greens, was voted through the state’s lower house yesterday night after lengthy debate.center_img TVNZ One News 21 November 2018Family First Comment: Confusion reigns. Apparently doctors can no longer be trusted to determine the sex of your child.Transgender rights reforms that allow parents to choose whether to include their baby’s sex on a birth certificate are a step closer in Tasmania. Liberal Attorney-General Elise Archer believes the amendments are deeply flawed.last_img read more

Boys & Girls Area Basketball Scores

first_imgWRBI Area High School Basketball Scores.Boys Basketball  (2-6)Batesville  76     South Dearborn  26East Central  45     Lawrenceburg  38Girls Basketball  (2-6)South Decatur  57     North Decatur  54Rushville  76     New Castle  51Southwestern Shelby  78     Hauser  51Morristown  59     Baptist Academy  16Indian Creek  61     Edgewood  55Eastern Hancock  66     Centerville  47last_img