August 27, 2016
ISSUE | EDUCATION Old-school TLC better than boot camp Many things separate the rich from the rest of us: mansions, yachts, private jets, and the $1,000 "weeklong boot camp" for their preschoolers ("Boot camp gets kids ready for kindergarten," Wednesday). I'd like to suggest another, equally good - if not better - educational tool: parenting. Read to your children daily from the day they are born; it bonds parent and child. Have them pick up their toys from the time they can bend over without falling on their heads; it teaches responsibility.
August 1, 2016 |
Jalen Mills fell and either couldn't or wouldn't get up. He eventually hopped up, which was all Jim Schwartz and Cory Undlin needed to see to know the cornerback hadn't suffered an injury. "Jalen, get up and finish," Schwartz, the defensive coordinator, said from the sideline. Undlin, who was positioned about 20 yards behind Mills, had harsher words. "Get the [heck] up and run," the Eagles defensive backs coach shouted. Mills' effort - or lack thereof - was the perfect opportunity for the coaches to dress down a rookie who hadn't yet faced much adversity.
July 27, 2016 |
Boot camp? Really? Just to play dad to a bunch of kids? Viggo Mortensen has raised a son, he knew what to do - he didn't need to immerse himself in any kind of rigorous training program, did he? Well, yes, he did. Because Ben Cash, the character the actor plays in Captain Fantastic , is not your typical father. He's a "stick it to The Man" radical who has taken his six children deep off the grid into the forests of the Pacific Northwest, teaching them hunting and survivalist skills.
December 30, 2015 |
Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center has launched a program with a $150,000 from the Lenfest Foundation to train older teens and young adults for web development and information technology jobs, the non-profit OIUC group said on Monday. There are an estimated 14,000 unfilled information technology jobs in the Philadelphia area, the OIC said in a statement on Monday. The core part of the program is a 12-week boot camp on HTML and other web protocol. Participants will be recruited from the Parkway Center City High School.
November 12, 2015 |
Bryan Gabriel must have gotten the drop on his friends a lot in kindergarten. Well before the Neumann-Goretti senior played linebacker, Gabriel was a 4-year-old crawling like a soldier on the floor of his South Philadelphia home. After high school graduation, however, playtime will be over. "As a baby, I knew he was going into the military," said Gabriel's mother, Deneen. "He just loved it, was always curious about it. So when he came to us and said he was going into the Marine Corps, I wasn't shocked at all. " Gabriel, 17, signed into a Marine Corps delayed entry program and will follow a path already traveled by his father, Sgt. Bryan Gabriel (they have different middle names)
October 6, 2015 |
When, after 28 years, Beverly Wiker lost her administrative job at Pepperidge Farm's plant in Downingtown, "it felt like a death in the family," she said. "I was in shock," she said, sitting in an Exton classroom with other unemployed people, who have become her new, extended family, united by their unwilling membership in the world of long-term joblessness. What also unites this group is renewed hope generated by a program launched last month in Chester County targeting the long-term unemployed.
July 15, 2015 |
DreamIt Health Philadelphia - a boot camp for health start-ups - celebrated its third year Monday, saying that 21 firms had gone through the program and that 10 more were poised to participate. Powered by a collaboration among DreamIt Ventures, Independence Blue Cross, and Penn Medicine, the 16-week program's goal is to provide the support that takes a health-care idea to market. "We wanted to reach out into the entrepreneurial world and find passionate innovators who can help us reimagine health care," said Tom Olenzak, director of innovation for IBC. "We're trying to figure out what the future of health care looks like.
March 15, 2015 |
'It's about sharing what you know, who you are," says master Philly bassist Gerald Veasley says. That's why he, his wife Roxanne, and his pal Lee Patterson started the Bass BootCamp in 2002. For its 14th iteration this weekend, they're all heading to Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West. "There are unanticipated rewards to be found at the camp," Veasley says. "So many people come, thinking that they're going to get tips on how to better play bass, and wind up with real-life breakthroughs.
November 7, 2014
WE, THE anti-consumerists, are losing the battles to curtail the consumerism that drives America, especially during the holiday season. Again this year, major retailers are leaping over each other in an effort to be the first to open early on Thanksgiving Day - before you even have a chance to cut the apple pie. This trend has been building since 2011. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is no longer the traditional kickoff of the holiday shopping season. We now have Black Thursday.
October 3, 2014 |
CRAIG BERUBE is in midseason form. This can be a good thing or a bad thing when it comes to an NHL head coach finishing up his first-ever training camp. But when the team in front of you has been notorious for starting poorly over the last couple of seasons, it is, for him, the only way to go. So the quotes keep jumping from the page, as tonight the Flyers finish up a brutal preseason schedule that seems more like an act of revenge than one of negligence. He's "disappointed in our veterans and the way they performed" one night, fried at his shoddy defense the next.