September 25, 2015 |
MORE GOD in the lives of urban American families may be the answer to their struggles to attain a better life, a Philadelphia-based pastor told a small audience at the World Meeting of Families yesterday. "If we get people praying again, our society will become better," said the Rev. Terrence Griffith, the pastor of the 205-year-old First African Baptist Church, the oldest African-American Baptist Church in the state. "If we want to heal our urban society, God must return. If we invite God to come and sit with us, then the place will become better," Griffith told an audience of about 100. Griffith, a native of Grenada who has lived in Philadelphia for 27 years, spoke at the workshop "Concerns of the Urban Family" where he addressed the effect and impact of an array of issues urban families face.
April 14, 2014 |
It was December 2013 when my plane dropped from the sky. We collectively clenched, wondering if our seat cushions really floated, and slammed down onto what I hoped was the runway. The pilot's voice filled the cabin. "We made it!" The woman next to me squeezed my hand and I thought, "Were we not supposed to?" When we passed several goats penned alongside the runway, I realized this was just how one landed on the tiny island of Grenada. Grenada is in the southeastern Caribbean Sea, about 90 miles off the coast of Venezuela.
October 31, 2013
Don lab coats By visiting a University of Pennsylvania research facility last week, Sen. Bob Casey (D., Pa.) underscored his commitment to making research and innovation an immutable national priority ("Scientists reeling from budget cuts," Oct. 24). Adequately supported, research will allow us to overcome major health threats and drive the economy. Americans have taken notice that research support is waning and, in addition, say they are concerned that officials in Washington are not paying enough attention to deadly diseases, polling done for our nonprofit advocacy alliance, Research!
July 17, 2013 |
WHEN OLIVER NORTH needed funds ostensibly for a Nicaraguan church during the infamous Iran-Contra scandal of the mid-'80s, he enlisted the help of a Philadelphia stockbroker. The stockbroker, Jonathan J. Hirtle, contacted two Philadelphia-area business executives, Donald E. Meads, former chairman of CertainTeed Corp., and James Macaleer, CEO of Shared Medical Systems of Malvern, to meet with North. As a result of that meeting in Washington, D.C., in August 1985, one of the executives donated $60,000 for North's activities.
February 20, 2012
George Brizan, 69, a former prime minister who was a founder of Grenada's ruling party, has died in his Caribbean homeland. Prime Minister Tillman Thomas said Mr. Brizan died Saturday at a hospital in the capital of St. George's after a long battle with diabetes. Mr. Brizan became prime minister in February 1995 after Prime Minister Nicholas Braithwaite resigned. But his National Democratic Congress party was swept from power four months later. The party, which was elected on a no-tax platform in 1990, had angered voters by bringing back personal income taxes and imposing tight economic measures to offset huge foreign debts, cuts in U.S. aid, and reduced agriculture income.
October 14, 2011 |
TALK ABOUT love deferred. Eugene George met a lovely girl named Muriel Daly while attending school in Grenada in the West Indies. Romance bloomed. But fate intervened. Eugene and his brother, Andrew, went off to spend a couple of years in Trinidad, and then Eugene, a native Philadelphian, was drafted into the Army in World War II. After his discharge in 1947, he returned to Philadelphia. He settled in with his parents, but he didn't forget Muriel. In 1949, he sent for her, and they were married within a year.
July 5, 2009 |
The United States returned home from the FIFA Confederations Cup and routed Grenada, 4-0, with a young lineup last night in Seattle as it opened its title defense in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the regional championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean. Freddy Adu scored the first goal in the seventh minute, and Stuart Holden doubled the lead in the 31st, both on feeds from Robbie Rogers. Earlier, Carlo Costly headed in a free kick by Walter Martinez in the 76th minute, helping Honduras open group play with a 1-0 win over Haiti.
November 14, 2004 |
When I heard the news on the radio, I pulled over to the side of the road and sobbed. Hurricane Ivan had ripped across the lush, mountainous Caribbean island of Grenada, destroying homes, schools, the parliament building, and the nation's only hospital. I tried to imagine the devastation: 90 percent of buildings damaged or destroyed, the people homeless, the economy in tatters. At home later, I compared my vacation photos of the island's colorful harbor with the harbor I saw in news photos - strewn with a jumble of wrecked boats, twisted metal and splintered wood torn from waterfront buildings.
July 8, 2004 |
The United States advanced to an all-time high No. 7 in FIFA's rankings yesterday while Greece jumped 21 spots to No. 14 after its dazzling run to the European Championship title. Brazil remained No. 1 for the 25th straight month, and France and Spain stayed at second and third. The United States twice had climbed as high as eighth - in September 2002 and again in May. The Americans beat Grenada in a home-and-home series in June to reach the semifinals of World Cup qualifying in its region.
April 1, 2004 |
The United States tuned up for World Cup qualifying by beating Poland, 1-0, in an exhibition game yesterday in Plock, Poland. DaMarcus Beasley's goal ended the hosts' seven-game winning streak. Goalkeeper Brad Friedel had a shutout in his first national team game in nearly 2 years for the United States, which lost to Poland, 3-1, in the first round of the 2002 World Cup. The Americans went on to reach the quarterfinals of that tournament. Coach Bruce Arena started seven European-based players, including Friedel, who plays for Blackburn in the English Premier League.