December 21, 2015
Talk about a deodorant-don't-fail-me-now moment. Jess Edelstein and Sarah Ribner, buddies since their days at Friends' Central, were on the set of ABC's Shark Tank in September to make a business pitch to a lineup of entrepreneurial big shots. They were seeking $50,000 to help elevate a business the twentysomethings launched in March 2014, PiperWai L.L.C. Should the pressure and studio lights get to them, they were ready, fortified with their own PiperWai natural deodorant.
March 27, 2014 |
When the dot.com boom crashed in 2001 and the easy money dried up, Guyana native Jonathan Brassington and two colleagues quit their venture capital-backed Philadelphia firm and set up their own small company: LiquidHub. They designed it to be self-funding - with cash from clients, not bets from investors - and went to work upgrading Internet services for some of the region's biggest companies. Today, LiquidHub is big enough, profitable enough, and growing fast enough to welcome investment from around the world.
January 3, 2014
SO, a Trinidadian auto specialist and a Guyanese-Muslim business strategist walk into a combination restaurant, grocery and carpet-installation center in Delco . . . That sounds like the setup to the most convoluted crack in comedic history, but it's not a joke - it's the seed that sprouted Bad Habit, a distinctive Caribbean restaurant in diverse Upper Darby. Exploring the cuisine of the islands through American-influenced street food and a halal-friendly approach, owners Sheldon Crosbie and Zahid Khan are addressing a void many don't even realize demands filling.
February 10, 2013 |
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The lushly forested nation of Guyana last month joined a regional pact to protect jaguars, the elusive spotted cat that is the biggest land predator in the Americas but is vulnerable due to expanded agriculture and mining that carves away at its fragmented habitat. Leaders of the government's environment ministry were signing an agreement with the New York-based conservation group Panthera, which is trying to establish a "jaguar corridor," a network of pathways that would link core jaguar populations from northern Argentina to Mexico.
November 9, 2012
Carlton Nathaniel King, 70, a security officer at the Wistar Institute and a retired Philadelphia Gas Works employee, died Friday, Nov. 2, after a 11/2-year bout with prostate cancer. Mr. King was born in Guyana and married his wife, Sylvia, in 1971. The couple had two children before immigrating to the United States in 1987. He lived in Olney. Mr. King was described by his daughter, Diane White, as a proud man who wouldn't let anything get in his way. White said doctors told him he was persistent even in the face of cancer.
June 11, 2012
Scientists back restarting reactors June 11 (Bloomberg) - A panel of Japanese scientists reported that two nuclear reactors idled for safety checks were safe to operate, giving Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda the approval he needs to restart the units. In a meeting late Sunday that was moved to a new venue after antinuclear protests, the 12-member panel appointed by the governor of Fukui prefecture, where Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Ohi nuclear plant is located, ruled the plant can be operated safely, according to national broadcaster NHK. Noda, backed by businesses including Komatsu Ltd. and NEC Corp., said June 8 the nation needed to resume nuclear power generation to avoid blackouts and preserve quality of life.
August 1, 2011 |
GEORGETOWN, Guyana - The airport where a Caribbean Airlines jet skidded off a rain-slicked runway in Guyana and broke apart was upgrading systems that help pilots to land, but not all the systems were operating yet at the time of the crash, Guyana's top aviation official said Sunday. Officials and aviation experts cautioned that it was too early to say whether the lack of the systems was a factor in the crash that injured about 30 people but killed none. The Boeing 737-800 with 162 people on board slid off the end of the runway and stopped just short of a deep ravine near the South American country's capital.
July 31, 2011 |
GEORGETOWN, Guyana - Flight 523 from New York had just touched down and passengers were applauding the pilot's landing in the South American country Saturday when something suddenly went wrong. The Boeing 737-800 slid off the end of a rainy runway, crashed through a chain-link fence, and broke in half just short of a deep ravine. All 163 people aboard survived. Officials were starting to probe the crash even as they marveled at the lack of fatalities. "We must be the luckiest country and luckiest set of people in the world to escape so lightly," said Health Minister Leslie Ramsammy, who said more than 30 people were taken to the hospital.
April 30, 2010 |
Shareesa Bollers often seeks out her teachers after class, eager to soak up just a little bit more knowledge. She runs track, gives tours of her school, helps select its new teachers, and is a playwright and actress. "She is one of the most voracious and tenacious learners that we have. She is dogged in her pursuit of understanding," said Diana Laufenberg, a social studies teacher at Science Leadership Academy (SLA) and Bollers' student adviser. "She's just a cool kid," said Christopher Lehmann, the Center City magnet school's principal.
April 26, 2010 |
Claudius A.R. Elcock, 87, a family physician in West Philadelphia for 40 years, died of cancer Wednesday, March 31, at his home in Garnet Valley. Dr. Elcock opened an office on 57th Street in 1966. Ten years later, he joined the staff of the city's Health Center No. 4, on Haverford Avenue. For years he spent days at the health center and kept his private practice open at night. In 1993, he closed his office. He continued to practice part time at the health center until 2006.