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January 4, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
NEWS
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)
SPORTS
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)
NEWS
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!
SPORTS
May 27, 2006 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
SPORTS
March 11, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
December 30, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
April 22, 1986 | By JACK McGUIRE, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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NEWS
June 12, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
AN ELMWOOD man was arrested Friday for allegedly slashing a woman's face on Thursday afternoon along the Schuylkill River Trail. Isiah Cheeseboro, 29, of the 2600 block of South Daggett Street, was charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person,and related offenses in the random attack, police said. In light of the attack, an organizer of the Schuylkill River Trail Watch said the group would go "into hyperspeed" to get on the trail by the week of June 20. "A huge part of the watch is, how can we advocate for equal opportunity for women to feel safe on this trail, too," said Jon Lyons, leader of the running group Run215.
BUSINESS
June 8, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, STAFF WRITER
Six local schools have formed a consortium to train students for more than 600 jobs that are expected to be needed in the coming years involving work on underground gas utility systems. Drexel University, Community College of Philadelphia, Delaware County Community College, Bucks County Community College, Camden County College, and Montgomery County Community College on Monday announced the formation of the Collegiate Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development, a nonprofit to teach the skills necessary to work in the natural-gas distribution industry.
NEWS
May 10, 2016
To celebrate the first-year success of Indego, Philadelphia's bike-sharing program, its staff recently donned T-shirts sporting the slogan "Inbudget, Incontrol, Independent, Inshape. " Given the soaring popularity of Indego, which saw riders straddle its distinctive teal bicycles more than 420,000 times last year, the day may come when "In Every Zip Code" will be added to that list. But for that to happen, Indego's scope, ambition - and, yes, funding - will have to grow too. It was evident at Indego's first birthday celebration - which took place on the Race Street Pier, complete with a cake-cutting by Mayor Kenney - that there is substantial demand for a bike-sharing system that reaches deeper into city neighborhoods.
NEWS
April 10, 2016 | By Scott Sturgis, Staff Writer
2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 4x4 Double Cab: Midsize hauler? Price: $38,290 as tested ($33,730 for base TRD Sport 4x4 Double Cab; the Tacoma starts at $23,330, for one row of seats and rear-wheel drive). Marketer's pitch: "Built for the endless weekend. " Conventional wisdom: Edmunds.com liked "the Refined V6 engine with available manual transmission; excellent off-road ability; responsive touchscreen interface; extensive list of options; peerless resale value" but not the "low driver seat with no height adjustment; steering wheel's minimal telescoping range; unimpressive V6 acceleration times.
BUSINESS
April 10, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
As the weather warms, Philadelphia's bike share, Indego, is gearing up for its next phase. The program installed a new bike station on Friday at 15th and South Streets. Another recently debuted at Race Street Pier. These are the first of at least two dozen new stations to be installed this year. The other new stations will be announced in the coming weeks, said Aaron Ritz of the city's Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems. Indego had 73 bike-share stations at the end of 2015.
BUSINESS
March 31, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
Villanova University breaking its Sweet 16 drought has been a windfall for area retailers, from Modell's to the on-campus bookstore. Since the Wildcats' upset over Kansas on Saturday to advance to the Final Four of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, top-sellers such as the $24 "I Wanna Party Like It's 1985" short-sleeve T-shirt are moving fast. The shirt refers to the last time Villanova won the national championship. Extra shipments of many items arrived Tuesday at sports retailers throughout the region, some of whom extended their hours to meet the demand this week.
BUSINESS
February 27, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
Pilot error by the captain and first officer was the "probable cause" of the aborted takeoff and subsequent nose-gear collapse of US Airways Flight 1702 in March 2014, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. None of the 149 passengers and five crew headed to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., just before 6 p.m. March 13 was injured. All were evacuated on emergency slides at Philadelphia International Airport. "The flight crew members exhibited a self-induced pressure to continue the takeoff, rather than taking the time to ensure the airplane was properly configured," the NTSB said in a final report.
BUSINESS
February 12, 2016
"We aren't going anywhere. We're going to keep growing, right here in Philadelphia," Anthony Bucci , cofounder of RevZilla , one of the city's most successful online companies, said Wednesday, after confirming that his software-based motorcycle accessories retail firm, whose biker-friendly YouTube videos claim 60 million views, is partnering with - not selling out to - the California-based Cycle Gear store chain. The two biker-gear firms and Boston-based investment group J.W. Childs Associates , which owns Cycle Gear, are forming a joint holding company that will own both firms and eventually coordinate their complementary retail strategies.
SPORTS
January 31, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
NASHVILLE - The new NHL All-Star Game format - a three-on-three mini-tournament - will liven up what has usually been 60 minutes of high-scoring boredom. That's the opinion shared by many of this year's participants, including Flyers captain Claude Giroux. "I think it's going to be more entertaining," Giroux said Friday at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. "There's more ice with the three-on-three, and fans want to see players play a little harder, try a little harder. The guys obviously don't want to get hurt [because]
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