September 4, 2015 |
Gov. Christie provided more detail Wednesday on his recent call for use of FedEx-style technology to cut down on the number of people who overstay visas, suggesting people could be tracked by their thumbprints. "I'm not saying, 'Put bar codes on people.' That's ridiculous," Christie said on Fox News' Outnumbered , in one of three media appearances he made Wednesday. "But, you know, we need to use technology to secure our border. " Christie drew attacks from Democrats and immigrant groups after suggesting in New Hampshire on Saturday that FedEx's package-tracking system could be a model for tracking people who overstay visas, an analogy he repeated in an interview on Fox News Sunday . Asked on the Fox program Wednesday how his approach would work - "Are people supposed to swipe their thumbprint every time they use an ATM?"
September 2, 2015 |
Just how does FedEx track millions of packages - and can the same technology be adapted, as Gov. Christie said over the weekend, to track visitors who overstay their visas? "If FedEx can do it, why can't we use the same technology to do it?" Christie, a Republican presidential candidate, told an interviewer over the weekend as he joined the debate over border controls. FedEx declined to comment on Monday on Christie's remarks, but a former executive at the company described its tracking system as commonplace.
August 27, 2015 |
WE KEEP falling for it. Every year, the PGA Tour dupes golf fans into thinking that its season-ending run of four "playoff" tournaments means something. Every year, we bite. Sure, the FedEx Cup playoffs, a four-tournament winnowing that begins tomorrow, provide a few memorable moments. It was cool to see icy Jim Furyk turn his hat backwards to keep the rain from dripping off his brim, then rejoice, eyes to the heavens, after he made the $10 million putt in 2010. It was neat to watch Bill Haas splash out on the second playoff hole to keep Hunter Mahan from winning the Cup in 2011.
March 7, 2015 |
A memorial is set for Sunday, March 8, for Randall Booker Haskins, 56, a FedEx delivery man and music lover, who died Monday, Jan. 26, of heart failure from complications of bronchitis and asthma. Mr. Haskins, a Mount Airy native and resident, died at his home. His mother, Yvonne, is a real estate lawyer, city revitalization specialist, and community volunteer; her husband, Harold, is a retired University of Pennsylvania administrator and a filmmaker. Their son, a popular high school student, never took himself too seriously: his name appears as Randy "Fonz" Haskins on his 1976 diploma from Germantown High School, a reference to the character on TV's Happy Days.
December 22, 2014 |
Who's responsible when a delivery goes awry? That's been an issue for some luckless consumers at least since the days when Sears, Roebuck & Co. pioneered mail order a century ago, and likely for clients of the Pony Express before that. Recently, it has gained urgency from the growth of delivery-dependent Internet commerce. One day, it may even be an issue when Amazon's drones target the wrong front stoop for a package drop. The key thing to remember is that delivery systems endure because, almost always, they work as promised.
July 7, 2014 |
You may be more than ready for vacation. The real question: Is your house? I have a few tips that come from Denise Baron, of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach in Center City, that I'll share with you. But I'll limit the advice to things you can't get from the TV "experts. " One suggestion, from Jim Towns, an Allstate agent in Batavia, Ill., is obvious, but it never ceases to amaze me how social media have robbed people of common sense: "Wait until you're home to post vacation pics on Facebook.
April 7, 2014 |
What do exotic dancers, Sleepy's mattress delivery men, graduate assistants, FedEx drivers, cleaning contractors, student interns, carpenters, and college football players have in common? They are all struggling, in some legal way, to determine whether they are employees or something else all together. Is the exotic dancer actually an independent contractor, running her own tip-generating business and leasing pole space from an adult entertainment bar? Or is she an employee, working assigned hours and wearing (or not wearing)
May 31, 2013
At Dover International Speedway, Dover, Del. Schedule: Friday, practice (TV: Speed, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), qualifying (TV: Speed, 3-4:30 p.m.); Saturday, practice (TV: Speed, 10-11 a.m., 1-2 p.m.), Sunday, race, 1 p.m. (TV: Fox29, 12:30-4:30 p.m.). Track: Oval, 1 mile. Race distance: 400 miles, 400 laps. Last year: Jimmie Johnson raced to his seventh Dover victory, matching Richard Petty and Bobby Allison for the track record. Johnson led on 289 of the 400 laps.
May 30, 2013
FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks Dover International Speedway Dover, Del. When: Sunday, 1 p.m. TV/Radio: Fox/WNPV (1440-AM) Course: 1-mile oval Distance: 400 laps Forecast: chance of isolated thunderstorms, low 80s Last year's winner: Jimmie Johnson Last year's pole winner: Mark Martin, 158.297 mph Track qualifying record: Jeremy Mayfield, 161.522 mph (June 2004) Track facts: Jimmie Johnson dominated last year's race, leading 289 laps, including the last 76. Kevin Harvick was second (his best Dover finish)