September 18, 2016
Name: Delaware Valley Floral Group Inc., founded in 1959. Family-owned. Headquarters: Sewell. Employees: 500, 2 to 3 times that at Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas. Revenues: $160 million to $170 million. Flower source: 50 percent from Colombia, Ecuador. For sale: 8,000 flower and floral hard-good varieties.
August 5, 2016
By Michael A. MacDowell It's debatable whether it was Einstein, Ben Franklin, Mark Twain, or none of them who said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome. What isn't debatable is the validity of the statement. Individuals, institutions, and countries should learn from past mistakes, but they don't. Take Venezuela. When Hugo Chávez, the self-styled democratic socialist, was elected president of Venezuela in 1999, the country was wealthy, possessing immense proven oil reserves.
June 6, 2016 |
CHICAGO - Jurgen Klinsmann spent a lot of time after the United States' 2-0 loss to Colombia Friday in Santa Clara, Calif., emphasizing what he saw as the positives from the opening game of the Copa America Centenario. "The No. 3 team in the world, we can actually play with them," the U.S. coach said, referring to Colombia's place in FIFA's global rankings. "There was no difference besides the two goals. " Asked whether Colombia deserved the victory, Klinsmann offered a tart reply: "I leave that up to you. " Many observers would accept Klinsmann's invitation.
June 5, 2016 |
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - There was little surprising in the United States' 2-0 loss to Colombia that opened the Copa América Centenario on Friday night. Faced with the powerful attacking threat posed by Colombian stars James Rodriguez, Juan Cuadrado and Carlos Bacca, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann opted for conservatism. In the midfield, Jermaine Jones provided an extra layer of defensive steel alongside Michael Bradley. Clint Dempsey, whose natural role is a withdrawn forward, was asked to lead the line, with strikers Bobby Wood and Gyasi Zardes cast as wide men on either side of him. Young playmakers Darlington Nagbe and Hershey native Christian Pulisic, meanwhile, were left on the bench until the latter stages of the second half.
June 4, 2016 |
Group Stage, Friday, 9:30 p.m. at Santa Clara Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif. TV: FS1; Univision. Streaming: Fox: FoxSports.com/Go. Free with participating TV provider authentication; FoxSoccer2Go.com. With paid subscription no TV provider necessary. Univision: Univision.com/Deportes. Free with participating TV provider authentication. FIFA Rankings: Colombia 4; USA 29. How they will play it United States: The Americans will look to get Clint Dempsey involved early.
April 12, 2016 |
After last year's World Cup championship, the U.S. women's soccer team appears even hungrier as it approaches this summer's Olympic Games. The Americans continued their dominance Sunday with a 3-0 win over Colombia in an international friendly before 17,275 at Talen Energy Stadium, home of the Union. Defender Julie Johnston, who is engaged to Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, scored twice for a U.S. team that applied relentless pressure. Johnston, who has seen the passion of fans at Eagles games, said playing in the Philadelphia area was a big deal.
February 10, 2016 |
Over the past three weeks in Colombia, which has the second-highest number of Zika infections in the world, Philadelphia Ob/Gyn Jack Ludmir noticed something interesting: No fear. "I haven't seen, 'Oh, my God! I'm not going to go in there' because of that [Zika-infected] patient," said Ludmir, chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital, who has been working to improve health care in Colombia for 16 years. "That strikes me the most. " There have been other surprises, too, in a nation where more than 3,100 pregnant women are infected with Zika.
December 21, 2015
PHILIPPINES Miss Universe, after a miscue The Miss Universe contestant from the Philippines is this year's winner but for one brief moment Sunday evening, it appeared as if it might be a repeat win for Colombia. Colombia contestant Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo was already wearing the crown as this year's Miss Universe winner when host Steve Harvey returned to apologize. Harvey said that it was his mistake and that he would take responsibility for not reading the card correctly that named Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach this year's winner and Colombia the first runner-up.
February 27, 2015 |
To Michael Anthony Daly, detectives said, dealing drugs was like delivering pizza. "Listen, let me tell you what, I am running around all day," Daly told one client, according to a transcript by detectives of a wiretapped phone call. "I'm like the Domino's guy, 30 minutes or less, or it's free. " To Charles J. Termine, officials said, being a primary supplier of methamphetamine was something to brag about. "If you're getting your meth in Norristown, you're getting my meth," he said on recorded conversations, according to Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman.
November 24, 2014 |
Olivia Ponce is a 39-year-old mother and Mexican immigrant who lives in a South Philadelphia rowhouse. Mauricio Hernandez-Tapiero, 52, a single man from Colombia, makes his home in a North Philadelphia basement apartment. Until Thursday, both were just undocumented immigrants. Now, after President Obama announced his long-awaited and unprecedented plan, their prospects diverge dramatically. She, in the president's words, can "come out of the shadows. " He cannot. As the two Philadelphians prove, the executive action is a double-edged sword.