January 4, 2012 |
KABUL - As the pace of the drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan picks up in 2012, military planners are trying to figure out how to ship huge quantities of alliance vehicles, weapons and other equipment out of the mountainous, landlocked country. The operation requires the removal of $30 billion worth of state-of-the-art military gear by the end of 2014, when U.S. and other coalition troops are to end their combat role, a senior U.S. official said yesterday. Most of the American equipment will be shipped to military depots in the United States for refurbishment and then redistributed to bases around the country.
February 8, 2009
EvoGear.com is a collection of snowboard, ski, skateboard and wakeboard gear from a company with a conscience. The site's evoTRIP section lists international ski, snowboard and surf trips. This winter, there are trips to Japan, Switzerland and Bali. A 14-day excursion to South America in September combines skiing and boarding with surfing. Need to save money on gear? Don't miss the "Super Closeouts" for brand names at discounted prices. Many are more than half off. This site is not all about winter wear, either; it offers gear for wakeboarders and skaters, too. Each product has ratings and user reviews (or the option to review it yourself)
March 24, 2013
Regardless of how you might be feeling right now about the Flyers as a hockey team, you've got to admit that their charitable arm is a winner, giving more than $700,000 annually to great causes like Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philabundance and the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, among others. Along with big marquee fundraisers, the Comcast-Spectacor Charities ( fondly known as the Flyers Charities) also run a little souvenir kiosk at Flyers games. Look for it outside the Cure Club bar area in section 116. Items for sale include Hartnell Down T-shirts and caps (including Wayne Simmonds "Wayne Train" gear)
September 30, 2003
RE "STUCK in Traffic" editorial (Sept. 22): Since the Police Department is obviously overburdened with work and cannot effectively enforce many of the traffic laws, I say give more responsibility to the Parking Authority. As far as the new "block the box" law goes, it has to be one most unenforced traffic ordinances in the city. In fact, the way it works now, it is a joke. The city should move the stop line back another car length from the light - and the really start enforcing the law. Too many intersections in Philadelphia are total gridlock at all hours of the day. Gerald Jackson, Philadelphia Wake up, California!
May 27, 2006 |
Lacrosse equipment will be collected at Cingular Wireless retail outlets in the area today through Monday as part of an initiative to promote youth lacrosse programs in Philadelphia. The telephone company, an official sponsor of the NCAA and its men's championships being held at Lincoln Financial Field this weekend, wants sticks, balls, pads, goggles, jerseys and cleats - new or used, for girls or boys. The donations will help the Inner City Lacrosse Development Program, a joint initiative of the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association and the Black Women in Sport Foundation.
March 11, 2010 |
The stick and glove Sidney Crosby used to give Canada its Olympic gold medal are back where they belong. Crosby's missing gear was on its way to the Pittsburgh Penguins star yesterday. Hockey Canada says the gear was misplaced rather than stolen, with both items ending up in the wrong place in the process of packing and shipping equipment after the Olympic final. The stick and glove got lost in the shuffle after the frenzy of Crosby's overtime goal for a 3-2 win against the United States at the Vancouver Olympics on Feb. 28. "I'm grateful to everyone who took the time and effort to get my equipment back for me," Crosby said on the Penguins' Web site.
October 31, 2008
LIKE A MANAGER who has been to the postseason before, Chris Achilefu felt comfortable that he knew just what to expect at his Forman Mills store on Grant Avenue in the Northeast. After all, he had been through this before when the Eagles went to the Super Bowl. Sort the World Series merchandise. Set up the table where the items would go. And then move his staff and the World Series champion apparel into position once the game ended. "Before we knew it, the game was over and in the next half-hour, we were mobbed," Achilefu related yesterday, still going on fumes after pulling an all-nighter.
April 25, 2014
Playing catch-up with the dozens of U.S. cities that have expanded public transit with bicycle-sharing programs, Philadelphia finally is pushing off from the curb and heading out on the city's many bike lanes. Mayor Nutter today is expected to announce deals to supply and operate a network of hundreds of heavyweight rental bikes like those working well in metropolitan areas nationwide. That, along with a Comcast-Spectacor subsidiary's effort to recruit sponsors, is a major step forward.
December 30, 2014 |
Alynna Williams wasn't using her speed. She knew it, and her father, Wallace Williams, knew it, too. Wallace told his daughter, the point guard for Plymouth Whitemarsh High, that she was almost always going to be the fastest person on the basketball court. She needed to utilize it, he said. The other team shouldn't be able to guard her, Alynna Williams recalled her father telling her after a summer league game. The conversation helped something click for the senior. Now, after a lot of practice, she knows how to use her quickness, her second gear.
April 22, 1986 |
For two women tennis pros, coming back to their car last night after dinner at a Center City restaurant was worse than a straight-sets drubbing on the tour. The station wagon that had contained their equipment, personal belongings and $1,500 in cash had been broken into and everything stolen, said Barry "Butch" Heffernan, a tennis instructor who was escorting the two touring pros, Amy Schwartz, 16, of Miami, and Akemi Nishiya, 21, of Japan. Someone had smashed the station wagon's rear side window and taken the possessions.