March 28, 2016
ISSUE | BRUSSELS This is not Islam My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the tragic attacks in Brussels. How pathetic that the alleged mastermind is Salah Abdeslam, whose name means "servant of peace," a drug dealer and bar owner who now claims to be a religious extremist. He and others who perpetrate violence in the name of Islam are impostors who don't even know the basics of the faith. |Madeel Abdullah, M.D., Newtown Square, firstname.lastname@example.org War is the answer Enough of the infuriating "thoughts and prayers" response from President Obama and other leaders following another cowardly attack on civilians by Muslim fanatics.
March 26, 2016 |
American Airlines said its Philadelphia flight to Brussels will not resume until Wednesday March 30 with the first return flight from Brussels on Thursday March 31. American, which operates a hub and 76 percent of the flights at Philadelphia International Airport, issued an update and said flight plans are "subject to change, pending direction from Brussels Airport and the appropriate authorities. " Customers booked on cancelled flights are being re-routed through other airports in the region, the airline said.
March 25, 2016 |
American Airlines plans to resume flights from Philadelphia International Airport to Brussels on Friday. The return flight will depart Brussels on Saturday. The planned resumption of flights between the two cities could change if Belgian authorities decide to keep the Brussels airport closed. The Brussels airport was closed immediately after the deadly terror bombing there on Tuesday morning. American says customers booked on canceled flights to or from Brussels are being accommodated on flights through other airports in the region.
March 25, 2016 |
In the wake of the ISIS atrocity in Brussels, it's time to reflect on the meaning of John Kerry's recent statement that the group has committed a genocide against Yazidis. It is certainly true that ISIS has done its best to wipe out members of the ancient monotheistic religion, killing thousands of men, enslaving women and children, and creating roughly 400,000 refugees. But what good does a State Department declaration do for women and girls who escaped ISIS captivity after months of being raped daily, or the thousands who remain enslaved?
March 24, 2016
Workers at Philadelphia International Airport postponed a planned strike Tuesday and instead arranged to hold a vigil Wednesday in honor of those killed in terrorist attacks in the Brussels airport and subway.At least 30 were killed Tuesday in suicide bomb attacks in the Belgian capital. Islamic State claimed responsibility. "As workers at highly sensitive airports around the country, they are well aware of the dangers and risks that unfortunately continue to be a threat," the Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ said in a statement.
March 24, 2016 |
Philadelphia police and federal law enforcement authorities stepped up patrols at Philadelphia International Airport after the terrorist attacks Tuesday morning in Brussels. "Passengers should notice an increased visible presence of law enforcement both in, and around, the airport," airport spokeswoman Mary Flannery said. Philadelphia police and federal law enforcement officials patrolled the airport arrivals roadway, the departures road, and inside and outside security screening areas, Flannery said.
March 24, 2016 |
MOLENBEEK, Belgium - Four days before Tuesday's grisly bomb attacks in Brussels, the police raided a shabby three-story brick row house in this heavily Moroccan working-class district of Brussels. There they captured Salah Abdeslam, the last surviving member of the terror group that killed 130 people in Paris in November.Abdeslam had eluded police for four months and no one in Moleenbeek betrayed him. Nor did anyone warn police about Tuesday's plans to bomb Brussels' airport and metro.
December 18, 2015
BRITAIN Cameron pushes overhaul of EU With an impassioned plea to European Union leaders to fundamentally change the way the EU is run, David Cameron kicked of two months of negotiations on many of the cornerstones on which the 28-nation bloc is built, with the survival of Britain as a member state hanging in the balance. While the other EU leaders sought to be accommodating to several British demands to streamline bureaucracy and increase efficiency, they insisted they would not compromise core values to limit largely unfettered movement in the bloc and discrimination between EU citizens, even it meant losing one of the biggest EU assets.
August 10, 2015 |
At a business dinner in Brussels, a woman from Warsaw told me she always liked meeting in Brussels. Why? Because Brussels is the second-most boring city in Europe, she said, but she lived in the first. Warsaw gets a bad rap, even from the natives. (Sound familiar, Philadelphia?) After that dinner in Belgium, I resolved to go and see about the city in Poland for myself - which I did, last year with my 19-year-old son. It didn't start well. We connected through London's Heathrow, and upon arriving in Warsaw, my son Sam said, "But we were just in London.
January 30, 2015 |
Years before anyone cared about kale and way before Brussels sprouts went viral, Tozer Seeds, the largest family-owned vegetable-breeding company in England, started playing around with the idea of producing a hybrid combination of the two. Called Flower Sprouts, they debuted in 2010 at a single department store, Marks & Spencer in London. By late 2014, the market had spread elsewhere in the U.K., Scandinavia and Europe, where sprouts' popularity dwarfs kale's. Now the American version from Tozer - under the brand name Kalettes, to cash in on our continuing obsession with all things kale - is available at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and other select supermarkets.