April 16, 2013 |
The Eagles' newest player is a real powerhouse. The stats are electrifying: On a recent sunny day, this bulky unit churned out 21,033.7 kilowatt hours, nearly enough to power two average homes for a year. Yes, the long-awaited solar panels and wind turbines at Lincoln Financial Field are up and running. More than 11,000 panels have been positioned atop the roof, over some of the parking spots, and armoring the side of the building along I-95. Those are the workhorses.
June 11, 2013 |
BILL FLEISCHMAN might have put it best: "Bobby Lyons was a genuine Philly sports guy. " Like many Philadelphia sportswriters, past and present, Bill Fleischman, longtime Daily News sports correspondent and auto-racing reporter, knew and respected Bobby Lyons as a consummate professional, yet one who never called much attention to himself. He was a sports reporter for the Associated Press and the old Evening Bulletin, author of several highly regarded books on different aspects of sports, former sports-information officer for La Salle University, head of its news bureau and operator of his own public-relations company.
June 7, 2013 |
Does Big Data threaten to play a Big Brother-like role in American electoral politics? Or are concerns about the micro-targeting of voters that arose during the 2012 campaign make a mountain out of a molehill - albeit a very busy and well-financed one? That was the stark range of opinion voiced Friday at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication, where more than 30 data experts, scholars, and political operatives gathered to discuss the largely invisible ways Big Data tools are altering politics.
February 14, 2013 |
Rob Eiter was shocked when he heard the news. International Olympic Committee leaders dropped wrestling from the Olympic program on Tuesday in a surprise decision that removes one of the oldest Olympic sports from the 2020 Games. "It literally came from left field," said Eiter, a former U.S. Olympic wrestler and the fifth-year head wrestling coach at Penn. "It still hasn't really sunk in, to be honest. " The IOC executive board decided to retain modern pentathlon - the event considered most at risk - and remove wrestling instead from its list of 25 "core sports.
April 24, 2013 |
A Burlington County couple allegedly fleeced hundreds of would-be travelers of more than $700,000 between 2007 and 2011 by promising phony vacation deals and used some of the money to buy a luxury house in Marlton, state Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said Tuesday. Daryl Turner, 41, and his wife, Robyn Bernstein, 43, recruited customers with mass postcard mailings offering complimentary cruises and airfares, but pocketed the hundreds in "fees and surcharges" each customer doled out to qualify, authorities said, announcing charges in a state grand jury indictment.
May 8, 1986 |
Near the end of a Chestnut Hill party, a distinguished-looking older man stepped forward and asked U.S. Senate candidate Bob Edgar the question that could decide his political future. "I've been to the right of Roosevelt and Kennedy . . . a fiscal conservative," the man said. "Why should I vote for you?" Edgar, who has answered variations of the same question since his entry into Delaware County politics more than a decade ago, couldn't have been happier with the inquiry. "I don't think people are Republicans or Democrats first," Edgar said.
April 12, 2006 |
PATTY BALBO, Bob Dewald, Denise Nejame and the Native American Blue Eagle may not be household names in any households but their own, but chances are they are the singers who've been heard most on Philadelphia radio. After all, did the Beatles, Elvis, Bobby Rydell or even the Delfonics sing those wondrous lyrics, "KYW. Newsradio. Ten-Sixty"? At least three times an hour - at the top and the 15s on either end - many news radio faithful probably even join in with the quartet of Philadelphia studio singers.
June 19, 2012 |
Already in a position that seemed far too much to ask of a woman six months' pregnant, Liz Cahill maneuvered from her upside down "V" pose to another ridiculously tough configuration known as an extended fire hydrant. While still face down and gripping a bar in front of her, Cahill turned her belly to the right and thrust her right leg up and out to resemble a dog doing its business. A very pregnant dog. Perhaps crazier still, Cahill, 30, and her also-pregnant sister, Carrie Rorer, 34, who was similarly contorted alongside her, were each paying for this hour of sweating, panting and manipulation — $400 for a 10-session package.
June 15, 2013 |
Joanna Pang, the longtime owner of the Trocadero, is a serious businesswoman, not given to superlative. Neither is respected film curator Josh Goldbloom. Yet, ask them about their newest joint venture and each turns gushing teen. "There's never been anything like this ever and the only word to describe it is awesome," exclaims Pang, talking about the summerlong Awesome Fest, with its mix of concerts, dressed-up live events, film screenings, and celebrity meet-and-greets - all around an '80s theme.
April 23, 2013 |
NOBODY KNOWS better what listeners like (and dislike) about local radio than Tom Kelly, director of Kelly Music Research. The Havertown-based operation offers programming counsel to B101 and WXTU locally, plus three dozen more stations nationwide. Now, in his separate gig as managing director of iRadioPhilly, Kelly is doing more to fix what's broken, bruised or missing in action on our FM and AM radio dials than anyone else in the business, essentially (and ironically) by making an end run around the broadcasting world.