October 3, 2015 |
GALLOWAY, N.J. - It might as well have been Oct. 3, 2014, or April 15, 2015 - the last two times that 76ers managing owner Josh Harris gave his state-of-the-team addresses. Once again, the billionaire businessman said he has no desire to sell the franchise and supported third-year coach Brett Brown. Harris also reiterated that he supports the multiyear rebuilding process that requires sacrificing wins. "I think we are making progress," Harris said Thursday at Stockton University, where the Sixers were participating in training camp.
June 5, 2015 |
IN RECENT WEEKS, Comcast's four franchise renewals in Philadelphia have attracted a healthy share of public attention as well as a string of headlines. Understandably, an undertaking of such substance deserves careful and deliberate management to ensure a mutually beneficial outcome but, like many events of such high profile, publicity can blur the details. A cable television franchise renewal offers a local franchising authority - the city of Philadelphia in this case - the opportunity to identify the cable-related needs of the community in exchange for the cable provider's use of public rights of way in order to deliver services to its customers.
May 12, 2015 |
WHAT IS THIS academic world coming to? Tom Brady gets caught with his air compressor on so now they're going to be teaching a four-credit course on "Deflategate" at the University of New Hampshire. UNH sports law professor Michael McCann designed the course, which according to its description, will be about "the interplay between those footballs . . . and the legal, regulatory and journalistic systems governing sports. " So, got to thinking: If courses can be offered in that, why not have some Philadelphia sports officials teach a course?
May 6, 2015 |
Lisa Kornstein says she grew up a tomboy and was "never really into clothes. " That changed while she was getting her master's degree in counseling and took a part-time job at a store in South Carolina. She realized she could sell. Then 25, Kornstein went on to open her first Scout & Molly's boutique in Raleigh, N.C. in 2002, offering women's apparel and accessories. The stores, named after her two Labradors, are now being franchised nationally, with 21 under development, including four in the Philadelphia area.
April 27, 2015 |
OK, let's all take a deep breath about our hometown cable powerhouse. You can make merry or mourn over Comcast's decision - pushed by federal regulators - to drop its $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable. Then you can join me in focusing on more pressing business at hand now in Philly: the expected renewal of Comcast's citywide franchises - the first in 15 years. City officials have scheduled six public meetings for this week as they start negotiating. It's your chance to speak up. Does the national news matter to the deal Mayor Nutter and City Council should be pushing to get - or to people in the hundreds of other towns nearby with Comcast franchises also due to come up for all-but-certain renewal?
April 11, 2015 |
More than a quarter of Comcast cable subscribers in Philadelphia are dissatisfied with their service, according to a long-awaited report released by the city as it prepares to negotiate a multiyear franchise agreement with the telecommunications giant. Mayor Nutter said the city will press Comcast Corp. to improve those numbers, and will seek a dramatic increase in broadband access across the city. Specifically, he called for Comcast to provide free broadband in underserved neighborhoods and high-speed broadband capacity at libraries and other key locations.
March 31, 2015 |
When Nick Bayer, now 37, went to college, he had no idea what he wanted to do. Business, industry, finance - each internship served to eliminate those as possibilities. "I remember Sunday nights were the most depressing nights for my family, because my parents had to go to jobs they didn't really like," Bayer said. "I didn't want to have a depressing Sunday night every week. "I wanted to love what I did. It dawned on me that the only way to really do that was to create something for myself.
March 4, 2015 |
The Eagles didn't use their franchise tag on wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, as expected, or any other player for that matter. They had until a 4 p.m. Monday deadline to use to either the franchise or transition tag designation on one of their free agents. Maclin, who had a career year last season, was the only likely candidate. The receiver tag was worth $12.82 million for the 2015 season. The Eagles have been negotiating with the 26-year-old Maclin on a long-term contract for some time, but now have only until next Tuesday to work out a deal before he hits the open market.
March 3, 2015
The Eagles have until Monday at 4 p.m. to designate the franchise player tag, which they could use on a pending free agent such as wide receiver Jeremy Maclin to effectively keep him off the open market. If the Eagles tagged Maclin, the wide receiver could sign the tender for about $12.8 million guaranteed. Outside linebacker Brandon Graham is the Eagles' other top free agent. The franchise tag number for linebackers is about $13.7 million. Those salaries are greater than the annual compensation either player would likely draw with a long-term deal.