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January 14, 2011
ZAC MacMATH Age: 19 Position: Goalkeeper Height: 6-2 Weight: 176 Drafted: First round (fifth overall) College: Maryland For kicks: A member of the U.S. Under-20 national team, MacMath, who has Philly ties, isn't expected to make an immediate impact, but is touted as the future of the franchise. MICHAEL FARFAN Age: 22 Position: Midfielder Height: 5-9 Weight: 160 Drafted: Second round (23rd overall) College: North Carolina For kicks: Farfan was a member of the 2005 U.S. Under-17 World Cup squad that Union assistant John Hackworth coached.
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September 6, 2013
CATHOLIC LEAGUE COACHES AAAA DIVISION Judge: Mike McKay, 1st year. Record: 0-0. La Salle: Drew Gordon, 8th year. Record: 75-20. Roman: Joe McCourt, 6th year. Record: 33-24. Ryan: Frank McArdle, 5th year. Record: 14-30. St. Joseph's Prep: Gabe Infante, 4th year (also Paramus Catholic, N.J., 2008-09). Record: 31-22, 21-12 at SJP. AAA DIVISION Bonner-Prendergast: Greg "Bubba" Bernhardt, 2nd year. Record: 4-7. Lansdale: Tom Kirk, 2nd year. Record: 5-5. O'Hara: Danny Algeo, 10th year (also Roman, 1996-99; Phoenixville, 2000)
NEWS
June 3, 1994 | by Tom Di Nardo, Daily News Classical Music Writer
Classical video biographies provide an ideal look at the human side of famous musicians. Most of their secrets aren't found in words, but through their transition into another state as they play or sing. Four new videos (VHS and laserdisc) mostly employ a half-bio, half- performance footage formula. They all excel in drawing portraits of famous performers and exploring the human qualities that made them unique. "Vladimir Horowitz: A Remembrance" (Sony) uses recently discovered film clips and concert footage.
BUSINESS
January 22, 1998 | By John J. Fried, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Question: I have tested my computer and found that it will not handle dates beyond the year 2000. How can I correct this? - Richard L. Gillespie Springfield, Delaware County Answer: If you already know that your computer is one of the older models likely to gag when the clock moves on to Jan. 1, 2000, consider yourself lucky in one respect: For you, the suspense is over. Now you have two years to work things out, not that it is likely to take that long. The solution rests in your machine's BIOS, or Basic Input Output System.
BUSINESS
September 23, 1999 | By John J. Fried, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
You can be pretty certain that as the clock turns over to Jan. 1, 2000, the computer controlling the flow of electricity from the power company to your house will continue humming along just fine. And you probably won't have to worry that the phone company's computer will think that the five-minute Happy New Year call you placed at 12:05 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2000, should be billed as if it had lasted from Jan. 1, 1900, to Dec. 31, 1999. But how about your personal computer? Will it boot up on Jan. 1 and confidently tell you that, at long last, 1900 has begun?
BUSINESS
January 21, 1999 | By Leslie J. Nicholson and John J. Fried, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
There is no single formula for solving a Y2K problem in software, no "silver bullet" sitting in Bill Gates' vault at Microsoft. Personal-computer users generally have less cause to worry than companies and governments using more complex technology. The PC program that keeps time is called the BIOS or basic input/output system. It is software permanently encoded on a chip that keeps track of the date, even when the computer is not on, and sends the date to the software applications that are running on the PC. A PC user may be able to upgrade the BIOS with a special program obtained from the BIOS' manufacturer.
NEWS
May 7, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
Whatever happened to just watching TV? NBC's "Saturday Night Live" went digital Monday, with an Internet version of original comedy features and classic "SNL" comedy bits popping up on NBC's World Wide Web site, www.nbc.com. The "Saturday Night Live Online" site debuted with interactive comedy games like the "Spartan Cheer-o-Matic," featuring personalized Craig and Arianna-style cheers for e-mailing; and "SNL Host Warrior III" - where a would-be "SNL" host must navigate the eight-level maze of NBC headquarters to get before the cameras in the show's home base, Studio 8H. Other on-line stuff includes streaming video highlights, including the first show's first moments on Oct. 11, 1975, as well as cast bios and links, a backstage photo tour and access to an official show bulletin board.
NEWS
December 8, 2014 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
Martin Scorsese, who wrote the foreword for the first title listed here, once famously said that movies "fulfill a spiritual need that people have to share a common memory. " Books about movies meet that need, too, though on more intimate terrain - a living room, a library, a cafe, a bed. What better time than right now to riffle the pages of the latest film-centric compendiums, coffee-table tomes, bios, memoirs, and art- and photography-driven collections available at your local bookstore (assuming you still have one)
NEWS
April 3, 2016 | By Steven Rea, MOVIE CRITIC
The stars are aligned. Music stars, that is. In one of those weird what's-going-on-here? Hollywood convergences, a quartet of biopics about jazz, pop, and country-and-western luminaries is playing on theater screens right now, or is about to be. And a spate of other song-driven bios is heading this way, with even more in development. Of course, music and movies have been intrinsically intertwined all the way back to 1927's pioneering talkie, The Jazz Singer , and music bios have been a staple of studio fare down through the decades (James Stewart in The Glenn Miller Story , Cary Grant as Cole Porter in Night and Day , Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett in The Runaways )
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July 17, 2016
Her Again Becoming Meryl Streep By Michael Schulman; HarperCollins. 293 pp. $26.99 Reviewed by Carrie Rickey 'Superlatives stick to her like thumbtacks," Michael Schulman writes early in his chronicle of the making of America's most-acclaimed actress. It is a sign that he comes not to bury her, but to puncture her with praise. The book's title comes courtesy of Streep's 2012 Oscar acceptance speech for her role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady . "When they called my name," she said, "I had this feeling, I could hear half of America going, 'Ohhh, no. Oh, come on. Why?
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May 15, 2016
John Quincy Adams Militant Spirit By James Traub Basic Books. 640 pp. $35 Reviewed by Paul Jablow To read this biography of our sixth president is to see both how little and how much has changed in American politics in the last two centuries. John Quincy Adams, son of our second president, John Adams, spent a miserable and largely unsuccessful four years in the White House from 1825 to 1829. Like Jimmy Carter, he is generally acknowledged to have made his greatest contributions after leaving office.
SPORTS
April 22, 2016 | By Ed Barkowitz, Staff Writer
JARED GOFF Quarterback, University of California Height: 6-4. Weight: 215. Age: 21. Born: Oct. 14, 1994, in Novato, Calif. Arm length: 32 3/4 inches. Hands: 9 inches. 40-yard dash: 4.82 seconds. Wonderlic score: 36. Twitter: @jaredgoff16. Instagram: jaredgoff In college: Started all 37 possible games at Cal, coming out after his junior year . . . The Bears went 14-23 overall, but 13-12 after Goff's miserable freshman year, when the Bears went 1-11 . . . Cal was 8-5 this past season, with a win over Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl . . . Goff threw for 467 yards and six TDs in the bowl game . . . Set 26 school records, including career passing yards (12,220)
NEWS
April 3, 2016 | By Steven Rea, MOVIE CRITIC
The stars are aligned. Music stars, that is. In one of those weird what's-going-on-here? Hollywood convergences, a quartet of biopics about jazz, pop, and country-and-western luminaries is playing on theater screens right now, or is about to be. And a spate of other song-driven bios is heading this way, with even more in development. Of course, music and movies have been intrinsically intertwined all the way back to 1927's pioneering talkie, The Jazz Singer , and music bios have been a staple of studio fare down through the decades (James Stewart in The Glenn Miller Story , Cary Grant as Cole Porter in Night and Day , Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett in The Runaways )
NEWS
February 7, 2016
Loretta Lynn, "Who's Gonna Miss Me?" The latest cut from the 83-year-old honky-tonk angel's album Full Circle (there's also an Elvis Costello collaboration, "Everything It Takes") looks death in the eye the way classic country songs used to do. Out now, album due March 4. "Miles Ahead" trailer. The teaser to the Don Cheadle-starring and -directed biopic on the brilliant, iconoclastic jazz trumpeter Miles Davis hit the Web last week. Whether it turns out to be a great movie or not, the film, which opens in April, clearly is going to have an electric presence at its center in Cheadle.
BUSINESS
November 26, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The biotech industry convention that brought nearly 16,000 biotech professionals to Philadelphia in June will be back in 2019 - a major business win for the city's hospitality industry and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The Biotechnology Industry Organization's BIO International convention is expected to fill more than 27,000 total hotel-room nights and generate more than $41 million for the region upon its return. "My experience was nothing but positive," said Scott Whitaker, BIO convention president, describing BIO's show in June.
BUSINESS
June 20, 2015 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Computer hacking is still generally frowned upon. But hackathons, once the province of programmers and cool coders, have spread like viruses to almost every human domain, even health care. No gathering seemingly can exist without one, even if the brainstorming mostly uses such old-school materials as paper and Post-it notes instead of laptops. Such was the case Thursday when the new MIT Hacking Medicine Institute held a four-hour Idea Hack on the final day of BIO International 2015 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
BUSINESS
June 17, 2015 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former president Bill Clinton said Monday in Philadelphia that high prices for some medicines are hard to justify, and the biotech and pharmaceutical industries should try full explanation and disclosure to make their case. "Explain, explain, explain and disclose, disclose, disclose," Clinton said in a speech and question-and-answer session before about 200 biotech and health-care executives at the National Museum of American Jewish History. "Don't expect everybody to love you, but at least they will hear your side of the story.
NEWS
June 3, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
After years of trying, California-based BioMed Realty Trust has abandoned its controversial plan to develop an 18-acre property along Radnor Township's main corridor. The company said Friday that it had sold the former Wyeth Laboratories site - at a $32 million loss - to the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which plans to build doctor's offices and a surgical center. The decision marked a major defeat for BioMed, which once envisioned a hotel, apartments, and retail space for the site on King of Prussia Road near Lancaster Avenue and I-476.
BUSINESS
January 8, 2015 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Why so slow? Pennsylvania is one of the states where fewer people are working than in 2007. This isn't quite new. Job growth here has been half the national average for the last 75 years, writes senior economist Mark Vitner and his team at Wells Fargo Securities L.L.C. , the investment arm of the Philadelphia area's dominant bank, in its yearly report reviewing the state's economy. Last year, Pennsylvania suffered layoffs at military contractors, steelmakers, drugmakers. Home prices went flat, and Philadelphia developers are building so many apartments, they are risking a glut - unless the city attracts "considerably more jobs and residents," according to Wells Fargo.
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