May 14, 2013 |
Vice President Joe Biden on Monday urged graduates of the University of Pennsylvania to take advantage of advancements in science and technology to help the nation maintain its leadership in the world. "We are so well positioned to lead the world into the 21st century, and we have to take advantage of it," he told the 5,000 graduates and their families at the university's 257th commencement at Franklin Field. But Biden said when it came to giving specific advice, he knew better.
May 10, 2013 |
Temple has a new role for Kevin Newsome: ballcarrier. The senior moved from quarterback to H-back in March before suffering a shoulder injury during spring drills. Since then, Chris Coyer, another former quarterback, has established himself as the Owls' reliable pass-catching H-back/tight end. So Newsome will have a different role. "I think we are going to try to play Kevin more as a running back, more of a tailback type of body if he can do it," Temple coach Matt Rhule said. "That [H-back]
May 7, 2013 |
With its top-flight medical schools, hospitals, and pharmaceutical industry, Philadelphia has long been fertile ground for health information technology start-ups. More recently, there has been a lot of effort in the region to nurture "green" technology firms focused on reducing energy use and promoting renewable energy sources. If the University of Pennsylvania's Bobbi Kurshan gets her way, education technology will be the next sector locally to produce growing businesses.
May 2, 2013 |
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Kentucky Derby post position draw draws a lot of scrutiny, but the reality is that nobody can predict what will go down in the first few seconds when the 20 stall doors open in the annual cavalry charge. And that matters more than the actual post positions. There is no better example than what happened to Union Rags last year when he got squeezed from his inside and outside and lost all chance to get a decent early position in a race where position is critical.
May 2, 2013 |
The Camden Board of Education will eliminate more than 100 positions in the 2013-14 school year, officials said at Tuesday night's meeting. In front of more than 100 people, most district employees, the board announced that the cuts would include about 32 teaching positions and 35 supervisory positions such as vice principals, department heads, and supervisors. The district has about 2,700 full-time employees. Since the board approved a $326.5 million operating budget for 2013-14 earlier this year, it was estimated that about 100 positions would be eliminated, but it was not clear until Tuesday which positions would be cut. The budget, which included the cuts, is about $10 million more than the current school year's budget.
April 26, 2013 |
WE ENVISIONED all sorts of complicated scenarios and harried phone calls in the NovaCare war room, but Chip Kelly said the evening was really pretty simple and sane. "Exactly as the draft went. We had the three OTs and Dion ," Kelly said, after telling reporters there were four players the Eagles entered the draft feeling they'd be comfortable taking fourth overall. Lane Johnson from Oklahoma, the former quarterback, former tight end, former defensive end, was generally considered the third-best offensive tackle in a draft where OTs were the stars, and he became the newest Eagle last night, taken with the team's highest draft pick since Donovan McNabb arrived second overall in 1999.
April 22, 2013 |
If Mike Rice is everybody's favorite poster child right now for how not to coach, Andy Enfield could be his opposite. One will be lucky to ever coach for a salary again. The other showed up in Philadelphia last month, showed off plenty of coaching sophistication as his team won a couple of NCAA games representing a school few had ever heard of, and parlayed that into a new job coaching the Southern California Trojans. When Florida Gulf Coast revved up at the Wells Fargo Center, cameras focused on the Dunk City style, the imaginative alley-oops that got the crowd going, and Enfield's wife - a former cover model.
April 22, 2013 |
At the end of his 2011 Arizona Fall League season with the Scottsdale Scorpions, Seth Rosin made a trade. He offered one of his San Francisco Giants T-shirts for a Phillies one. Seven Phillies minor-leaguers, including Jake Diekman, Darin Ruf, Tyson Gillies, and B.J. Rosenberg, had also played for the Scorpions that fall, so he figured he'd get another team's merchandise. Less than a year later, the shirt came in handy when the Giants traded Rosin, catcher Tommy Joseph, and outfielder Nate Schierholtz to the Phillies for Hunter Pence.
April 21, 2013
In a nearly three-hour question-and-comment marathon, Camden residents - many with political aspirations or union agendas - spoke about almost everything in education but hardly touched on the actual state takeover during Thursday's town-hall meeting to address the future of the city's schools. The forum, which attracted about 200 people at Fairview's Malandra Hall, was the first in what is to be a series of meetings for the community to address the changes coming to the school district.
April 19, 2013 |
STATE COLLEGE - This time around, there are no "How excited are you for your first game in Beaver Stadium" questions for Bill O'Brien heading into the Blue-White Game. But for those looking to get a glimpse at how the coach and his players look near the end of the school year, Penn State's spring tradition will carry on Saturday at noon. The position battle capturing most of the attention is that of quarterback, currently between rising sophomore Steven Bench and rising redshirt sophomore Tyler Ferguson, with heralded recruit Christian Hackenberg waiting in the wings.