March 6, 2015 |
How often have you walked past a homeless person, in Philadelphia or elsewhere, and felt a pang of anguish over your inability to help - or do anything at all? As a Midwestern transplant, taught not to ignore anyone in obvious need, I've never quite adjusted to the counsel that "just giving money doesn't really help. " While I taught my own children that there were other ways to help those who might suffer from addiction or mental illness, I worried that they could become inured to people's plights.
February 14, 2015 |
ARIES (March 21-April 19) (****) Your feelings are right on target tonight as you decide just how to delight your valentine. You will be a force noticed tomorrow as you happily beam. Be careful nevertheless; the apple of your eye might be up for a major change - hopefully, in the direction you wish. If not, the process of disagreeing will get you to the same place. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) (****) Is there someone in your universe you cannot resist? That is the person to lasso in this weekend.
January 15, 2015 |
Almost seven weeks after the launch of Healthy Pennsylvania, the state's Medicaid expansion plan, enrollment has been hampered by delays. Only 55,000 of an estimated 151,000 people who applied for the program by Jan. 1 have been enrolled in Medicaid expansion, said Kait Gillis, spokeswoman for the state Department of Human Services. She acknowledged the delays and said the agency was working to fix them. For example, advocates say that people with active addictions and mental health issues have been moved from the general assistance program and switched to a private insurer that wasn't expecting or prepared for their needs.
January 15, 2015 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - What might be the final pass of Marcus Mariota's storied college career finished in the hands of Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple, a Voorhees native who enjoyed his ultimate experience Monday night. The interception sealed the Buckeyes' 42-20 upset of Oregon in the national championship, a resounding victory that gave Apple a title to bring back home. "This is something I dreamed of since I was 11, 12 years old," Apple said in an emotional postgame locker room. "This is something I told my friends about, and they all laughed at me. . . . I'm sure everybody's very proud.
January 12, 2015 |
DALLAS - Eli Apple and Jake Pisarcik used to train together at the same Cherry Hill workout facility. On Monday, the two redshirt freshmen will play against each other for a national championship. Apple, a Voorhees native, is a starting cornerback for Ohio State. Pisarcik, who is from Medford, is a reserve offensive lineman on Oregon and plays on special teams. "This is great exposure for guys in South Jersey, because I know we've got great talent there," Apple said Saturday.
November 1, 2014 |
"I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," says Apple head honcho Tim Cook in a new essay in Bloomberg Businessweek. Well, he may be proud, but he never acknowledged it publicly before. He said that announcing it "wasn't an easy choice. " May we someday have a world in which it's easy. As it is, some behind-the-timesers, I guess, have their knickers in a bunch. Cook is now one of the highest-ranking businesspeople of self-acknowledged same-sex orientation.
November 1, 2014
LOGAN COHEN, 24, of Malvern, is co-founder and COO of ed-tech startup Kudzoo. The company built a mobile app that rewards students, aged 13 and older, for their grades and achievements with deals and opportunities. Cohen also teaches a weekly entrepreneurship class for 14-to-16-year-olds at the Science Leadership Academy. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for Kudzoo? A: My co-founder, Trevor Wilkins, came up with it to reward students for academic achievement. It started as discounts and deals and we wanted to see what would get kids excited and it evolved into an app. Q: The startup money?
September 12, 2014 |
WHILE THE tech press obsessed over Apple product speculation, actual gadget news was happening at the giant IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. SENSATIONAL SOUND: Wireless (WiFi-fed) sound systems that let you stream the same or different music to every room in your house are a booming, beautiful thing. Newcomers Monster, Harman Kardon, Polk, Definitive Technology and Panasonic demonstrated sweet systems at IFA. Market leader Sonos showcased user enhancements and popped the news yesterday that it's debuting the premium-sounding (true CD quality)
September 11, 2014 |
The biggest iPhones ever, with new and improved sensors. A new mobile-payment system with Apple's pedigree and a promise to protect your financial data. A camera with a long list of gee-whiz features such as 240-frames-per-second video. And, coming next year, an Apple Watch that aims to upend the fledgling market for wearable technology - and that starts at $349 and requires an iPhone to work. It's hard to avoid superlatives when talking about a company that lays claim to creating the most revolutionary consumer product in a generation - the smartphone - and that boasts a world-leading market value of nearly $600 billion.
September 10, 2014 |
APPLE WILL CLAIM the center stage today with announcements of new, bigger, maybe even renamed iPhones and, most likely, the maker's first entry in the smart-watch category. Should you dump your current gadgets on the resellers market? Buy Apple stock? All will be revealed at 1 p.m. with an event streaming at apple.com/live . Here's what it will take to get Gizmo Guy hustling off to the Apple Store. The 'iPhone 6' * Screen sizes of 4.7 and 5.5 inches are widely confirmed, up from the current 4-inch on the iPhone 5S and 5C. Phone makers like Samsung have been eating Apple's lunch with larger-screen models.