August 22, 2016 |
The successful month of August for Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard continued with the news on Friday that Major League Baseball found no violations during a seven-month investigation into a report that linked Howard and other athletes to performance-enhancing drugs. The athletes, including Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, were the subject of the Al Jazeera documentary The Dark Side, with the statements made about Howard and Zimmerman coming from Indiana pharmacist Charles Sly. Major League Baseball released this statement: "This thorough investigation did not find any violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by either Howard or Zimmerman.
January 7, 2016 |
Ryan Howard has filed a lawsuit against Al Jazeera network, according to a statement released by the Phillies first baseman. "Today I authorized my attorneys to file suit against Al Jazeera and its reporters," Howard said. "Their irresponsible reporting forced me to take this action to protect my name and to fight back against the spreading of these lies. I will have no further comment as the filing itself contains all I need to say. " The defamation suit was filed Tuesday in Federal District Court in Washington, D.C. Al Jazeera is being sued by Howard for a report it ran last month that connected the first baseman and other professional athletes to the performance-enhancing substance Delta 2. The suit also names the two reporters involved.
December 29, 2015 |
The attorney for Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has threatened to sue cable network Al Jazeera after the station aired a documentary Sunday night that accused Howard of allegedly using performance enhancing drugs to add "some more explosiveness" to his swing. Howard's attorney William Burck, who works for powerful law firm Quinn Emanuel, called Al Jazeera "inexcusable and irresponsible. " Burck also represents Washington Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman, who was accused along with Howard in the documentary titled The Dark Side . Major League Baseball said it will conduct a thorough investigation.
December 28, 2015 |
According to the Huffington Post, an investigative documentary by Al Jazeera alleges that Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard and other prominent professional athletes received human growth hormones from a Texas-based pharmacist. The Huffington Post viewed the documentary, The Dark Side , before it was scheduled to be aired Sunday night. Howard, 36, denied to Al Jazeera that he used the drug. He was alleged to have received performance enhancers from Charlie Sly, a pharmacist who once worked at an antiaging clinic in Indiana.
September 10, 2013 |
DAVE WARREN, who left his weatherman post at NBC10 in March, will be doing weather segments for the new 24/7 news network based in New York. Warren had been with NBC10 since 2003. Warren, who's headed to Al Jazaeera America, said he looked at options all over the country after NBC10 did not renew his contract, and he's excited about the prospect of covering weather nationally rather than locally. "As a meteorologist, I get to go to where the weather is happening rather than just having it come to me," Warren told me, adding that he'll occasionally get to travel to wherever major weather events are happening.
August 23, 2013 |
Al Jazeera has come to America, and that includes Philadelphia - a wonderful city, but not always the most congenial and cosmopolitan. Philly can be picky. So how does a new news outlet - one with a name that doesn't roll off the tongue in South Philly - position itself here? "They could give away Frisbees on Penn's Landing," joked Peter Jaroff, an assistant professor of media studies and production at Temple University, and a longtime 6ABC news producer. On Tuesday, Al Jazeera Media Network launched its U.S. cable news outlet, Al Jazeera America, promising a contrast to the "news-talk" format of U.S. networks.
July 11, 2013 |
H ARVEY WEINSTEIN is fighting with Warner Bros. over the name of the new movie by Philly native Lee Daniels . In dispute is the claim to the title "The Butler," which the Weinstein Co. has promoted as the name of Daniels' upcoming drama about a White House butler, starring Forest Whitaker, which is to be released Aug. 16. It's based on the life of White House butler Eugene Allen , whose service extended through decades of U.S. presidents....
February 10, 2013 |
IN THE MAYOR'S WING of City Hall on Friday, an enormous red carpet covered the floors, dramatic navy-blue drapes lined the halls, and gold-painted chairs filled a reception room. The guest of honor? Mohamed Bin Abdullah Al-Rumaihi, Qatar's ambassador to the U.S. The small Persian Gulf state has the world's highest per capita gross domestic product and the largest natural-gas reserve. The ambassador is visiting Philadelphia in hopes of establishing a relationship leading to investment opportunities.
January 9, 2013 |
Since its launch in 2006, Al-Jazeera TV's English-language news channel has racked up prestigious journalism awards for its reporting on international issues, including the Arab Spring uprisings. The problem: Hardly anyone sees Al-Jazeera English (AJE) because few cable TV operators carry it. Last week, Al-Jazeera's owner - the emir of the oil- and natural gas-rich Persian Gulf state of Qatar - sought to change that. Al-Jazeera will pay an undisclosed sum - unconfirmed reports said $500 million - for Current TV, the little-watched but widely distributed cable network cofounded by former vice president Al Gore.
January 3, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - Al-Jazeera, the Pan-Arab news channel that struggled to win space on U.S. cable television, has acquired Current TV, boosting its reach in this country nearly ninefold to about 40 million homes. Bloomberg News, citing two sources close to the deal, reported the network was sold for about $500 million - an eightfold increase from the $60 million cofounder Al Gore and his partners paid in 2004. The former vice president confirmed the sale, saying in a statement that Al-Jazeera shares Current TV's mission "to give voice to those who are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view.