June 13, 2016 |
Urban Outfitters Inc. marches to the beat of its own drum - and that's not changing anytime soon. While online shopping is forcing brick-and-mortar establishments to close, Urban is expanding to make room for a pizza restaurant. While chains such as Target are moving to smaller, flexible "Express" stores, the Urban brand Anthropologie is doubling in size. And while most retailers prefer having their stores spread out to attract the most customers, Urban is clustering four of its biggest brands at King of Prussia Mall.
May 2, 2016 |
Among the thousands of athletes who competed at the 122nd Penn Relays, none received the attention and adulation of 100-year-old Ida Keeling, all 4-feet, 6-inches of her. The crowd of 44,469 was on its feet Saturday during all 1 minute and 17.33 seconds that Keeling ran - or more accurately, power-walked - the 100 meters. All her fellow competitors stood just beyond the finish to watch her after they completed the race. And when it was over, the New York resident did a few push-ups and leg lifts to prove she is a fitness devotee.
April 17, 2016 |
Business: Global claims, construction management company in Philadelphia. Employees: 4,800 in 100 offices worldwide, 250 here. Local project: First Comcast tower. Why not the second: Hill and partners controlled land, selling it to Comcast. "I think it damaged the relationship, unfortunately. " Developer Liberty Property Trust "went from viewing us as a service provider to viewing us as a competitor. "
April 30, 2015 |
Stephen Gitonga has competed in many road races in his native Kenya, but on Sunday he will tackle a new challenge: the 10-mile Blue Cross Broad Street Run. Gitonga, who has been in the United States for two years, was among a group attending a news conference Tuesday at City Hall to promote the 36th annual race. He has practiced on the course and has the same opinion as many of the other competitors. "It is a good course, straight and flat," said Gitonga, a veteran of marathons and half marathons.
April 23, 2015 |
EVEN THE most self-absorbed will look up from their cellphones, gaze at the color overload and listen to the speedy chatter of nervous energy. Entering Franklin Field during the Penn Relays freezes the quick in your step. Vibrant swaths of yellow and red and blue and green glow with sweat in the spring air, thick with hope. It's nearly impossible to describe the environment. You have to feel it to know it. Thousands of athletes invade the track haven this week, sharing the obvious goal, wielding suspect confidence and frayed nerves while hiding their true smiles until after the finish line, where relief often overshadows frustration.
November 16, 2014 |
Terrifying brain surgery a few months after Teena Handline's wedding prevented her and her husband from going on a honeymoon in 2011. While recovering in the ICU from the surgery, Handline said there was one thing that kept her sane: music. The 25-year-old Glen Mills resident will take the stage Saturday afternoon as one of the 29 finalists of the first Jersey Shore Karaoke Idol, a singing competition in which aspiring vocalists will compete for a top cash prize of $10,000 while raising money for the Jersey Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau in Neptune.
October 10, 2014 |
ABOUT 100 taxi drivers rallied against ride-sharing services like UberX and Lyft near LOVE Park yesterday. Protesters claimed that these apps, which allow for everyday drivers to pick up customers in their own cars without city regulation and whose fares are often cheaper, are putting the public's safety at risk as well as hurting their own pockets. "When you put [in more] competition, how we going to feed our family?" said Tex Gebremedhin, a 19-year cabbie. "That's the point.
May 6, 2014 |
THE REAL WINNER at yesterday's Broad Street Run wasn't the guy who crossed the finish line first. It was Team SEANstrong, a large group of green-clad runners who completed the 10 miles in memory of Sean Hogan, who died on Sept. 23 of last year after undergoing surgery for bile duct cancer. The team partnered with the Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation to raise money to help with research at Jefferson University Hospital and other families in need. The foundation, which supports families who have experienced adversity or tragedy, was founded by Ellen Barkann, wife of Michael of Comcast SportsNet and 94WIP fame.
February 3, 2014 |
In August, the Competitor Group, which puts on the Rock 'n' Roll race series, made a stunning announcement: Right before the Philadelphia Rock 'n' Roll half-marathon, one of its premiere races that was to feature Edna Kiplagat, a two-time world championship marathon winner, the organization cut its elite funding program down to the bone, effective immediately. Competitor agreed to honor travel agreements and pay out winners' prizes, but everything else was gone, including appearance fees and the $75,000 purse promised for the winner of the half-marathon grand prix.
February 1, 2014 |
Zac MacMath played every minute of every game last season for the Union in goal, so he was among the many who didn't see it coming when the team selected University of Connecticut keeper Andre Blake with the first overall pick of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Immediately after the selection, team manager John Hackworth maintained that MacMath would still be the starter, but the move certainly brings more competition. "I think I was a little bit surprised, and obviously I understand why they picked him," said MacMath earlier this week during preseason workouts at YSC Sports in Wayne.