October 28, 2015 |
Chip Kelly said Monday that Ryan Mathews suffered a groin injury in the Eagles' 27-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers, which affected the running back's playing time. Mathews had six carries for 97 yards, including a 63-yard touchdown rush during which he apparently ran with the injury. That was Kelly's explanation for running backs coach Duce Staley limiting Mathews' workload. "Ryan was hurt yesterday," Kelly said. "When I talked to Duce about it, and we talk about it all the time, Ryan hurt his groin on a 22-yard run before he broke the long run and really couldn't go. Duce was monitoring him on the sideline, what he could do and what he couldn't do. So I think Duce does a great job with those guys.
October 23, 2015 |
HARRISBURG - Embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane does not believe she will be hampered in doing her job once the suspension of her law license takes effect at day's end. Kane spokesman Chuck Ardo told reporters Wednesday that Kane will be able to carry out "98 percent" of her duties because the majority of what she does on a day-to-day basis is "administrative and magisterial. " "The chain of command will remain in place, as it has been," Ardo said. He said some of the office's senior lawyers disagree with Kane's assessment of the impact of her suspension, although it was unclear what, if anything, they can or will do to address the conflict.
September 25, 2015 |
As Pope Francis addresses political leaders Thursday at the Capitol before making his way to Philadelphia, another event is playing out that for decades has prompted a public examination of faith in America: the Republican presidential campaign. During the 2012 campaign, GOP nominee Mitt Romney's Mormon faith drew attention, while runner-up Rick Santorum, a Catholic, surged as a social-issues crusader. In 2008, Mike Huckabee, a former Southern Baptist pastor, carried the Iowa caucuses after stirring fervor with evangelical Christians.
September 21, 2015 |
The papal visit is a time for ritual, prayer, and meditation. Research has shown that such activities - even outside a religious context - change our brains for the better. Andrew B. Newberg, a neuroscientist and director of research at Jefferson University Hospitals' Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, specializes in the neurological study of religious and spiritual experiences, an emerging field known as neurotheology. He has taken hundreds of brain scans of nuns in prayer, of Buddhists during meditation, of people involved in rituals, while speaking in tongues, and during trance states.
September 20, 2015 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I've noticed a slight change in the amount of affection my boyfriend shows me. We've been dating four months. It's a very slight change - do I coast and wait to see whether it's a meaningful difference, or chalk it up to the plateau phase in the relationship? I don't want to bring it up prematurely and risk looking needy if it's the normal pattern of relationships. I know that it's rare to maintain that initial level of attraction/excitement as a relationship progresses.
September 5, 2015 |
An egg shortage has driven up prices at the supermarket, caused in part by an outbreak of avian flu in the Midwest. But health officials say there is no need to worry about the supply of certain eggs outside the kitchen: the ones used to grow and incubate flu vaccine for humans. Vaccine manufacturers get their eggs from chickens raised under heightened sanitary and biosafety measures not in place in the typical shed. "It's a totally separate supply," said Lynnette Brammer, an epidemiologist with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
August 22, 2015 |
Human-service providers across Delaware County called on Gov. Wolf on Thursday to release funding for their programs amid the continuing budget standoff in Harrisburg. It has been more than 50 days since a budget was due, and county service providers that rely on state funding are feeling the pinch, they said at a news conference Thursday. Though some services are receiving funding during the impasse - such as intellectual disability services and public benefit programs administered by the state - others are not. In Delaware County, the providers said, these include domestic violence centers, antipoverty agencies, and the new center for child victims of sexual abuse.
August 16, 2015 |
Pope Francis' visit in September is doing a lot of things to the city: closing highways, shutting down a bridge, prompting residents to talk about escape. It has also put the region's race schedule on a Tilt-a-Whirl. Some September races have moved. For example, the Philly 10K, which last year was in September, has been moved up to August 30. The Sloppy Cuckoo Trail Run, a 500-person trail event with quarter marathon, half marathon, and full marathon, was supposed to be held on the day of the pope's Mass.
July 22, 2015 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: My fiance likes to touch me in certain ways that I'm not a big fan of. Nothing superintrusive; more like where the hands go when we spoon. He says it makes him feel bonded and close to me. And I get that. Except I don't like the physical feeling, and at times, I feel objectified. Sometimes, I can appreciate it as a reaching out for an intimate connection. Sometimes, I resent that he's ignoring my preferences, and so the same act that makes him feels close to me makes me feel distant from him. I know you're going to ask if he has a habit of ignoring my preferences; he doesn't.
July 13, 2015 |
Once the news came down like a hammer early Saturday afternoon - a second surgery, a second lost season, and maybe a lost career for 76ers center Joel Embiid - the only thing to do was to start making phone calls. The phone calls were not about the Sixers' future or the wisdom of their decision to take Embiid with the No. 3 selection in last year's NBA draft. The former is unknowable, and the latter is immaterial. People have dug in on the Embiid pick. Either you recognize that the Sixers took a calculated risk in drafting Embiid - that the potential reward of his talent was worth the chance that a 7-foot, 250-pound man who already had broken the navicular bone in his right foot might have additional foot problems - or you believe that general manager Sam Hinkie should have been more conservative, that he should have drafted a lesser, healthier player or traded out of the No. 3 slot altogether.