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July 30, 2015 | By Terri Akman, For The Inquirer
When Peter Ryba, 89, opened the letter from a young stranger in the United States, the Australian businessman couldn't believe what he was reading. Are you related to Gregory Ryba, a young Jewish boy who perished during the Holocaust? the letter asked? Ryba was born in Berlin in 1926 to Polish parents. "We had a good life," he recalled. "We lived in an apartment and were financially doing OK - I had a governess and there was a maid. " In 1931, Ryba's little brother, Gregory, was born.
NEWS
August 9, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
LONDON - Violence and looting raged across London and spread to three other major British cities early today, as authorities struggled to contain the country's most serious unrest since race riots set the capital ablaze in the 1980s. In London, a third straight night of disorder saw buildings, vehicles and garbage dumps set alight, stores looted and police officers pelted with bottles and fireworks, as groups of young people rampaged through neighborhoods. It was an unwelcome reminder of London's volatility for leaders organizing the 2012 Summer Olympics in less than a year.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 1987 | By Thomas Hine, Inquirer Architecture Critic
Not far from the center of the main trading floor of the Lloyd's of London insurance exchange is the Casualty Book, an oversize cloth-bound register in which the particulars of every shipwreck on Earth are inscribed with a quill pen. Beyond dramatizing that a lot more ships sink than you might think (five or six a week is about average), this ritual of recording is a technological gesture, one that dramatizes the institution's 17th-century roots. It expresses the fact that information is at the heart of all financial markets, although today it is more likely to come from a computer terminal than a handwritten book.
SPORTS
January 18, 2013
Carmelo Anthony returned to his Olympic gold-medal past and scored 26 points Thursday to lead the New York Knicks to a 102-87 victory over the Detroit Pistons in London. Anthony scored 18 in the first half as the Knicks (25-13) jumped out to a 16-2 lead before holding a double-digit advantage for most of the game. Amar'e Stoudemire added 17 points for the Knicks and J.R. Smith scored 16. Will Bynum led the Pistons with 22 points. The Pistons (14-25) were the home team at the O2 Arena in London, site of the Olympic gold-medal game during last year's London Games.
NEWS
March 27, 1988 | By Susan Nagler Perloff, Special to The Inquirer
I had two days for business, and Friday and Saturday to explore a major world capital. In retrospect, I probably spent as much time reading guidebooks before I left as seeing the city once I arrived. Although two days are obviously far too little to enjoy London properly, I'm too smart to turn them down. As soon as I learned I was going to London, I bought a new guidebook (American Express Pocket Guide to London) and a fold- out laminated map (Bartholomew, available at Banana Republic)
NEWS
October 22, 1989 | By Donald D. Groff, Special to The Inquirer
Our family, including four children, will be in London during the week after Christmas. Can you suggest attractions that the children will be interested in? From its Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens to the lions of Trafalgar Square, London delights children of all ages, especially around Christmas. Among the seasonal attractions are holiday pantomime shows, which are nursery rhymes played out all over the country by top stars. The attractions will be detailed in the monthly Travel Planner, one of three free publications from the British Tourist Authority, 40 W. 57th St., 3d Floor, New York, N.Y. 10019, telephone 212-581-4700, that may help you. The Travel Planner for the period you'll be in London will be a combined December/January edition scheduled to come out in mid-November.
SPORTS
October 13, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
NBA commissioner David Stern said yesterday that the league likely would play regular-season games in London before the city hosts the 2012 Olympics, as a springboard to increasing the NBA's marketability in Britain. At a news conference in London, Stern also announced a joint venture with the Anschutz Entertainment Group to build about a dozen NBA-style arenas in major Chinese cities. The project was announced at the O2 Arena in London, where the New Jersey Nets and Miami Heat played a preseason game.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 2000 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
The cars and crowds and constant thrum of London town beat down on the sorry souls of Wonderland, Michael Winterbottom's crushingly sad, beautiful film. Set in the squat council houses, grimy cafes and drab apartments of the less glamorous quadrants of the city, the film - shot with a handheld camera in a verite style that brings its characters painfully, poignantly to life - describes four days in the world of three sisters, their family, and the strangers, lovers and losers who cross their paths.
NEWS
May 13, 1990 | By Donald D. Groff, Special to The Inquirer
PHILADELPHIA-LONDON. TWA will resume nonstop flights from Philadelphia to London on Tuesday. The daily flights, which will depart at 6:30 p.m., are a resumption of service offered each year once the tourist season starts to warm up. British Airways, which follows a similar pattern, reinstituted its nonstop service last month. Both airlines land at Heathrow Airport. (For current fare information, see the fare chart on this page.) Phone: TWA, 800-221-2000; British Airways, 800-247-9297.
NEWS
March 5, 2006 | By Bart Brooks FOR THE INQUIRER
When did my dream cease to be a dream? When did I realize that my reverie had morphed into something tangible and alive? Not until the very end, when I stood in Trafalgar Square, the heart of London, did I come to grips with my fading fantasy. I stood atop the white-bleached steps and leaned against the cold stone railing in front of the National Gallery. I stared down Whitehall in the darkness, over the moaning traffic and into the face of the great clock, Big Ben, illuminating the time in the distance.
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July 30, 2015 | By Terri Akman, For The Inquirer
When Peter Ryba, 89, opened the letter from a young stranger in the United States, the Australian businessman couldn't believe what he was reading. Are you related to Gregory Ryba, a young Jewish boy who perished during the Holocaust? the letter asked? Ryba was born in Berlin in 1926 to Polish parents. "We had a good life," he recalled. "We lived in an apartment and were financially doing OK - I had a governess and there was a maid. " In 1931, Ryba's little brother, Gregory, was born.
NEWS
June 8, 2015 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
LONDON - The Philadelphia Orchestra's Europe 2015 tour can't be just about long ovations, great reviews, and full houses, because few if any tours are going to have those consistently. In Amsterdam on Thursday, Nico Muhly's new Mixed Messages got a chilly reception. In Berlin on May 26, music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin "whirled about but clarified nothing" in Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 3 , according to Ulrich Amling in Der Tagesspiegel. And at London's Royal Festival Hall on Friday, the first of two concerts there was only 60 percent full.
SPORTS
June 4, 2015 | BY BERNARD FERNANDEZ, For the Daily News
IF ALL GOES according to plan, Philadelphia's ageless wonder, Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins, will end his 27-year career as a professional boxer by challenging IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale, in a bout that probably will be fought in October in London, and be televised by HBO. In an exclusive interview with the Daily News, Hopkins said: "I'm interested in beating a guy up - the same guy that beat up [Andre] Dirrell. " DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) claimed the vacant IBF 168-pound title by scoring a unanimous, 12-round decision over Dirrell on May 23 in Boston.
NEWS
March 6, 2015
E LENA BRENNAN, 56, of Bella Vista, owns the Bus Stop shoe salon in Queen Village, which opened in April 2007. Next week the London native, who moved here in 1985, plans to launch the shop's first shoe collection, Bus Stop X All Black. Q: How did you come up with the idea for Bus Stop? A: When I moved to Philadelphia, I'd get frustrated when I went shoe shopping and thought there was a need for a really cool shoe boutique here. So it was out of my personal needs and wants, and a niche in the marketplace.
NEWS
February 13, 2015 | BY JENELLE JANCI, Daily News Staff Writer jancij@phillynews.com, 215-568-5906
DAVID LONDON knew he was a magician when he was only 7. His parents let him rent a tux for a family black-tie affair, but he wasn't satisfied with just the penguin suit. "I insisted on also getting a top hat and a cane with white tips," London said. "I was already dressed the part. " At the event, he said, he pulled a rabbit out of that top hat, as the crowd of 400 party guests erupted into laughter. The Maryland native said he was immediately addicted - he realized that day that magic was what he wanted to do. London will share his enthusiasm and skill during a "Weekend of Magic," today through Sunday at various Philly venues.
NEWS
February 5, 2015 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
LONDON - Gov. Christie ended his trip to the United Kingdom on Tuesday with scant comment, a day after his remarks on vaccinations stoked debate back home. The governor, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, canceled scheduled media availabilities and made limited public remarks during his third and final day in London, where he met privately with financial executives, visited a home for women in an addiction recovery program, and had lunch with the British government's top financial official.
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February 3, 2015 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
LONDON - Gov. Christie, whose fervor for the Dallas Cowboys wore thin with some sports fans this season, rooted on a different football team Sunday. But it was also a different kind of football. Christie began the first leg of a three-day trip to the United Kingdom by taking in an English Premier League football match at London's Emirates Stadium. He traded his orange sweater - a trademark of his attendance often splashed across television screens at recent Cowboys games - for a red-and-white scarf in honor of the English team Arsenal.
NEWS
January 22, 2015 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
Gov. Christie will travel to the United Kingdom for three days next month, his office said Tuesday, an announcement that comes as the governor continues to weigh a run for president in 2016. The governor is expected to visit London and Cambridge during the trip, from Feb. 1 to 3. "This is an opportunity to strengthen economic and cultural ties between the United Kingdom and New Jersey while pursuing real opportunities in the life sciences and finance sectors," said Maria Comella, Christie's communications director.
BUSINESS
November 26, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Travelers heading to London from Philadelphia will soon have more flight choices. Delta Air Lines announced Monday that it would begin a new nonstop flight from Heathrow Airport to Philadelphia with airline partner Virgin Atlantic starting April 8. American Airlines also announced Monday that it will add a new nonstop morning flight to Heathrow beginning March 29. US Airways currently has two evening flights from Philadelphia to London....
SPORTS
October 27, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
"The NFL is coming, the NFL is coming. " That's the Paul Revere paraphrase they want to yell in Britain, and they want to yell it a lot more than three times a season. George Osborne, the country's treasury chief, told the Evening Standard last week that the British government will do whatever it takes to get a permanent NFL team in London, which is where the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons will play Sunday in a game that begins at 9:30 a.m. here and shortly after tea and crumpets at Wembley Stadium.
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