July 11, 2016
How did you like the "Outlander" finale? Reviews were great and not so , but that's been the case all season long. We acknowledge there was some slow going in a few of the Paris-set episodes, but producer Ron D. Moore delivered a deeply satisfying TV version of the complicated novel "Dragonfly in Amber," the second in the Diana Gabaldon series. Whatever you thought of this character or that plot line (Brianna and Roger, thumbs up or down?), all that really matters is Jamie and Claire, played so ably, critics agree, by Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe.
July 11, 2016 |
On a gritty block on Berks Street in Kensington just west of the El, the land speculators come knocking - knocking on the doors of men trapped by love. There's factory owner Michael DiPietro, an escapee from corporate, in love with the idea of being a man who makes things and who makes things happen, who handles deals, sales, and loading docks, and has a fresh idea every minute. "A builder told me he could put eight houses in here," said DiPietro, whose factory has recently been sold and whose businesses, Penn Scale Manufacturing Inc. and DuraCart USA, may soon be evicted from the two-story plant he has rented since 2011.
July 10, 2016
Name: KidsTravel Books.com. What it does: You can browse children's books from all over the world to learn about other cultures, prepare for a trip, read book reviews and author interviews, get family travel tips, and more. What's hot : The depth of global coverage on Kids TravelBooks is unexpected and comprehensive, with books arranged by continent and country. I want to go to the Dominican Republic, but I'm not quite ready to book a flight. I wondered if it had any kids' books on it, clicked the link, and found four books that I could buy that might help me make a decision.
July 8, 2016 |
Backflips off a podium. Piano keys screaming under pounding feet instead of careful fingers. Sombreros and leis adorning heads and necks, and cucumbers zooming in and out of focus on a massive screen. Such was the scene Tuesday at BB&T Pavilion, alive with energy and booming with charisma thanks to a testosterone-fueled lineup of seasoned artists with personalities as magnetic as their music. Panic! at the Disco and Weezer are on the road together this summer, joined by special guest Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness.
July 2, 2016 |
The Hershey Co. candy giant Thursday rejected a takeover bid from Oreo-maker Mondelez International Inc. that would have kept the combined firm's chocolate operations in Hershey, Pa. But even as the Hershey board was unanimously rejecting the offer, its stock was rising. Hershey shares closed up $16.35 on Thursday - or almost 17 percent - to $113.49. Shares retreated slightly after hours but stayed in that range as analysts speculated that the move on the iconic chocolate company may yet attract more offers.
July 1, 2016 |
If all the world's a stage, why can't shows from Broadway, London, and even Philadelphia be playing on it, simultaneously? That's the billion-dollar question the fairly new online video service BroadwayHD is testing Thursday night, as it offers up the first-ever live stream of a Broadway show, the musical revival She Loves Me. And in the process, the start-up hopes to cement its status as the "Netflix of Broadway. " Well-reviewed and nearing the end of its run at Studio 54, this internet treat features a top-notch score by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock (of Fiddler on the Roof fame)
June 30, 2016 |
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Einstein Healthcare Network said Tuesday that they will jointly provide neonatal, newborn, maternal care, and pediatric emergency services at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, in East Norriton. CHOP, which already has relationships with at least a dozen community hospitals in the region, is expected to start providing neonatal care by the end this year, with expansion expected thereafter. The joint programs will be housed in Einstein's existing Montgomery County facility, but it is not yet clear how much space they will occupy.
June 29, 2016 |
After the deaths of three toddlers, Ikea has agreed to immediately stop selling dressers that too easily tip over, and to offer full refunds to millions of customers who bought them. The recall applies to 29 million dressers, some sold more than a decade ago, including the company's popular, low-cost Malm line. By Monday, Ikea's website no longer carried the Malm models blamed in the deaths, which fail industry stability tests. Details of the agreement, which a federal agency source briefed on the matter called "unprecedented," are scheduled to be made public Tuesday.
June 23, 2016 |
Following an extraordinary spurt in freshman enrollment, Pennsylvania State University expects to admit fewer students next spring. That means getting in could be harder. "I am sure we will probably shoot for a target that is a lower number," said Clark Brigger, executive director of undergraduate admissions. Penn State accepted 57 percent of applicants to its main campus in State College for fall 2016 - up from 51 percent the year before. Officials were trying to attract a larger class this spring than the previous year, but not as large as they ended up getting, Brigger said.
June 15, 2016 |
Philadelphia drugmaker Spark Therapeutics, a for-profit company spun out of non-profit Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, said Monday it has begun a public offering of 3,500,000 shares of its common stock, which closed Monday at $52.55. Spark said the offering includes 2,500,000 shares offered by Spark and 1,000,000 shares offered by Children's Hospital, the largest shareholder in the publicly traded company. Spark said it will grant the underwriters of the offering an option for 30 days to purchase up to an additional 525,000 shares.