November 3, 2015 |
Picture this: nearly 500 million people - more than four times the number of people who watched the Super Bowl last year. That's the equivalent of every man, woman, and child living in the 11 other countries that make up the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and they're all hungry for the American brand of agriculture. These half-billion potential shoppers can't get enough of what American agriculture is dishing up, and their needs aren't currently being met. The Obama administration's team of negotiators has taken America's farmers one step closer to fully tapping into that market with the finalization of the TPP agreement.
November 2, 2015 |
Seymour "Pinky" Kravitz, 88, a longtime Atlantic City radio host and booster, died Saturday, Oct. 31, at a South Jersey nursing home. Mr. Kravitz - who long ago had stopped using his legal first name - was a "cult legend" in South Jersey, his son Jeff said. A radio host of 59 years who never took a sick day, Mr. Kravitz retired in May when he had open heart surgery. Complications in the months since included a stroke and a heart attack, Jeff Kravitz said. Even then, the radio host continued his work of trying to better the city, his son said, with the Atlantic City mayor visiting him in the hospital and at home.
October 31, 2015 |
The boys' soccer matchup Thursday between Cinnaminson and Palmyra didn't have any postseason ramifications. Both teams already had playoff games scheduled. And it had little influence on the Burlington County league standings, as they play in different divisions. But when Mason Stepnowski headed in a second-half goal to give Cinnaminson a 1-0 win at Palmyra, it still had meaning - because it came against the Pirates' neighbor and rival. Cinnaminson coach Jason Miele said players on both teams grew up playing together and against each other since their youth soccer days.
October 29, 2015 |
PERHAPS the fourth time will click for the Verizon IndyCar series and Pocono Raceway. As the Daily News, citing Racer.com, reported Tuesday, IndyCar will return to Pocono next year on Aug. 21, officials confirmed. Brandon Igdalsky, Pocono's president and CEO, sounded confident that attendance will increase for the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono. Igdalsky said the reaction from social media "and renewals flooding into our ticket office" are early indicators that attendance will be up. The largest crowd in IndyCar's first three years back at Pocono was estimated in the 20,000 to 25,000 range.
October 25, 2015 |
WHEN THE NORTH Philly-based design studio, Creative Tech Works, scouted spaces to host its fashion-meets-tech event, it had one very specific requirement: drones permitted. Today the group's students, who range from elementary school to college, will host their event, Fashion Hack, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Temple University's College of Engineering, on 12th Street near Norris in North Philadelphia. Zuliesuivie Ball, the studio's head of communication development, said the group focuses on finding talent and giving students the ability to go out into the world with knowledge of STEM - science, technology, engineering and math.
October 23, 2015 |
A solid goalkeeper can take a soccer team to the next level. For Hammonton, McKenna Forry is that difference, and now she has a school record to prove it. The senior recorded six saves Wednesday in a 1-0 Tri-County Royal win at GCIT. The shutout was her 11th this season, a school record. After being part of a rotation of keepers at the start of the season, Forry earned the starting job full-time after the second game, coach Krista Verzi said. Five of Forry's six saves came after Madison Chiola's goal in the first half.
October 21, 2015 |
Everyone likes a dynamic duo. For the Cumberland field hockey team on Monday, it was Jordana Ambros and Courtney D'Agostino. The pair took the game into their own hands, and the Colts won at Delsea, 3-1. The two each scored a goal and had an assist. Alyssa Donato also scored in the Tri-County Diamond match. Tri-County Royal. Cienna Bosher, Ashley Francona, and Carly Nicosia scored in the second half, and host Highland defeated GCIT, 3-0. Makenzie Mortellite, Ashley Ranere, Domenica Rehmann, and Nikki Silipeno scored in the second half in host Hammonton's 4-0 win over Triton.
October 16, 2015 |
Amirah Ali rose to the occasion Wednesday, scoring in the second half to give host Eastern a 1-0 win over Lenape in a meeting of Olympic Conference girls' soccer powers. Katie Beluch assisted on the winner and Mikayla Roncka made two saves. Eastern also won the previous meeting, 2-1, on Sept. 19. Top-seeded Eastern will receive a bye in the first round of the Coaches Tournament after 16th-seeded Kingsway withdrew Wednesday. Tri-County Classic. Annie Sanker scored two goals and Emily Glavin scored once for Pitman to defeat host Pennsville, 3-2. Tri-County Royal.
October 16, 2015 |
The ties that bind aren't wound any more tightly than the ones between Al Bagnoli and Ray Priore. Bagnoli is in his first season at Columbia. Priore succeeded him at Penn in December after Bagnoli stepped down following 23 seasons. Together they experienced the highs of winning nine Ivy League titles and the lows that came when two Quakers players committed suicide. At one point during Bagnoli's tenure as Quakers coach, Priore and his brother Chuck (now the coach at Stony Brook)
October 15, 2015 |
The second doubles team of Sarah Mounzer and Maddie Sherman rallied to win, 4-6, 6-0, 7-5, as top-seeded Moorestown defeated No. 2 Hightstown, 3-2, at home in the final of the Central Jersey Group 3 tennis tournament. South Jersey Group 4. First doubles team Lauren Romisher and Natalie Yanosov won, 6-4, 6-3, and No. 1-seed Cherry Hill East defeated No. 2 Lenape, 3-2, at home. First singles Stephanie Yanosov won, 6-0, 6-2. Rachel Phan also cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory at third singles.