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October 10, 1986 | By ROBIN PALLEY, Daily News Staff Writer
ARA Services of Philadelphia is considering making a bid to buy one of its largest competitors in the food service industry. ARA is eyeing Service America, a subsidiary of Allegheny Beverage Corp. of Cheverly, Md. Service America is among the nation's top four food service companies with sales of $933.9 million last year. ARA is a privately held company that ranks second in the nation in food service. The company doesn't release sales figures. However, last year, the firm posted revenue of $3.52 billion, with an estimated half of that coming from food and refreshment sales.
BUSINESS
October 14, 2006 | By Benjamin Y. Lowe INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Investors drove up shares of Kenexa Corp., of Wayne, yesterday, three days after a Newtown-based competitor was acquired. Shares of Kenexa rose $2.19, or 7.4 percent, to $31.68 yesterday on the Nasdaq Global Market. Volume was more than three times the shares' daily average of 160,000 this year. The privately held competitor, VirtualEdge Corp., was bought Tuesday by Automatic Data Processing Inc., a payroll-processing firm from Roseland, N.J. Financial terms were not disclosed.
NEWS
April 2, 1986 | By Meredith M. Henry, Special to The Inquirer
A Chester County computer-systems firm yesterday obtained a court order temporarily barring an executive who resigned from the company in October from working for a competitor. The order, signed by Chester County Court Judge Lawrence E. Wood, prohibited William Bardwell of Berwyn from working for Integrated Healthcare Technologies (IHT) of Hauppauge, N.Y., until a hearing could be held to determine whether he was breaking an agreement not to reveal his previous employer's trade secrets.
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April 12, 1996 | For The Inquirer / BILL CAIN
Science Olympics competitor Catherine Bianco, 11, lets her team's paddleboat go down a water-filled rain gutter. The event was held Wednesday at Whitehall Elementary School in Norristown. Students built and tested such items as hot-air filled, trash-bag balloons and marshmallow-and-toothpick structures.
NEWS
August 9, 2010
Berkadia Commercial Mortgage L.L.C., of Horsham, named Hugh F. Frater chief executive officer, effective Thursday. Frater is replacing Michael I. Lipson at the helm of the lender and loan servicer that is 50 percent-owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Frater had been chief operating officer of Good Energies Inc., a private investor in renewable energy. Earlier, Frater headed Berkadia competitor Midland Loan Services, a unit of PNC Financial Services Inc.    - Harold Brubaker
SPORTS
September 30, 1997 | By Nick Fierro, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Anthony Tacconelli has been golfing for only seven years, yet it seems as if the North Penn senior has a lifetime's worth of experience. There have been so many ups and downs, especially during the past year. After yesterday's Suburban One League championship tournament at the Doylestown Country Club, it's safe to say Tacconelli is on an up cycle again. Battling an unusually harsh wind and the unpredictability of recently aerated greens, Tacconelli carded a 3-over-par 75 to win both the National Conference and overall championship by 3 strokes.
NEWS
February 3, 1998 | GEORGE REYNOLDS/ DAILY NEWS
Stephanie Moyerman is the Helen Faust Middle School Athlete of the Year. The 13-year-old eighth-grader at Greenberg School excels in basketball, softball and gymnastics, but gets her main rush from judo. Named 1995 Pennsylvania junior competitor of the year, she has a purple belt - the highest ranking for her age group - and has won three golds in the Keystone Games and placed first in the Pennsylvania State championships. She has medaled in the USA National Championship and the USA Youth International Championship.
NEWS
May 18, 2000
Another icon bites the dust. Helen Thomas, who persevered with a career in political journalism during an era when it was a man's province, has quit United Press International, the news agency on whose behalf she has quizzed presidents for 40 years. Ms. Thomas' departure is noteworthy not simply because she will depart the White House press room where she was a beloved fixture. It's also the circumstances. UPI has just been purchased by New World Communications Inc., which owns the Washington Times.
SPORTS
March 7, 1996 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A competitor leaned toward Penncrest's Kim Reid on the ready bench before the 100-yard breaststroke Friday at the District 1 Class AA swimming championships at the University of Pennsylvania. The competitor had seen Reid's district-qualifying time of 1 minute, 8 seconds and remarked at how good a time it was. Reid, who had already won the 200 individual medley and would go on to win the breaststroke, acknowledged the compliment and then, matter of factly, told the competitor that her best time was actually a 1:05.
NEWS
November 21, 1991 | By Ovetta Wiggins, Special to The Inquirer
The average competitor in local triathlons is a male in his early 30s. He was an above-average swimmer or runner in high school or college. He had no experience with triathlons until he learned that they were one of the few outlets for adult athletes starving for athletic competition. This thirtysomething competitor sometimes shares the course with high school students and senior citizens, but their numbers remain relatively low. If Gary Simmons, the athletic trainer at Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees, had his way, more competitors would be in the younger age bracket.
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April 30, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
April 23, 2015 | BY DREW McQUADE, Daily News Staff Writer mcquadd@phillynews.com
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.
NEWS
November 16, 2014 | By Brielle Urciuoli, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 10, 2014 | BY PATRICIA MADEJ, Daily News Staff Writer madejp@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
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.
SPORTS
May 6, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
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.
SPORTS
February 3, 2014 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
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.
SPORTS
February 1, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
October 28, 2013 | By Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Columnist
If you didn't see any reason for high-fives two years ago when the Justice Department and Federal Communications Commission blocked AT&T's $39 billion plan to acquire T-Mobile USA, chances are you had plenty of company. The agencies warned that the merger would weaken competition and hurt consumers - arguments that can seem abstract to people outside the antitrust realm. Sure, T-Mobile was a price leader among the four national carriers that survive earlier consolidation. But, as merger partners always do, the companies claimed their marriage would help consumers, too. Who's to say who's right?
BUSINESS
July 25, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
US Airways Group and American Airlines have offered to give up a pair of landing and takeoff slots at London's Heathrow Airport to a competitor that would fly between Philadelphia and London. European Union antitrust regulators have one concern: that after the $11 billion merger of US Airways and American, the new American, as the airline will be called, could substantially hike airfares between London and Philadelphia. Why? The only other competition would be British Airways, which has a joint business agreement and financial stake in American's trans-Atlantic flights.
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