April 24, 2013 |
BRUSSELS, Belgium - Eight years after winning Europe's top human-rights prize, members of a Cuban opposition group on Tuesday finally picked it up after securing permission to travel abroad. Cuba's Ladies in White won the European Union's Sakharov Prize in 2005 for their fight for democracy and human rights, but they weren't granted permission to leave the country at that time. "No dictatorship in the world will be able to stop democracy in the long run," European Parliament President Martin Schulz said at the award ceremony in Brussels.
April 20, 2013
Garret FitzGerald, chair of the pharmacology department at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded the 2013 Grand Prix Scientifique, considered the world's most prestigious honor for cardiovascular research. FitzGerald shares the prize with Carlo Patrono, chair of pharmacology at Catholic University in Rome, for their work showing that low-dose aspirin can help prevent cardiovascular disease. The prize, valued at 500,000 euros ($650,000), will be awarded under the presidency of the chancellor of the Institut de France and the president of the French Academy of Sciences on June 5. In a statement, FitzGerald said he was delighted to receive the prize and to share it with Patrono, "a special friend for more than 30 years.
April 3, 2013 |
Twenty-two years later, the omission still rankles Philadelphia architect Denise Scott Brown. She and her husband, Robert Venturi, designed their projects together. They wrote several paradigm-shifting books together. They taught their influential studio classes together. But when the winner of architecture's most prestigious prize was announced in 1991, it was only Venturi who was honored. Scott Brown, now 82, has never been one to be silent about her treatment by the Pritzker Architecture Prize jury, but her pointed remarks last month at a conference in London have touched a nerve as never before.
March 26, 2013 |
PASSAIC, N.J. - The winner of a $338 million Powerball jackpot told several media outlets Monday that his first priority will be helping his family. Pedro Quezada, 44, entered Eagle Liquors store, where the ticket was sold, late Monday afternoon. Quezada, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, told reporters in Spanish that he was "very happy" and that he intends to help his family. His wife, Ines Sanchez, told the Bergen Record that Quezada called her with the news Monday afternoon.
March 25, 2013 |
The golden ticket for Saturday's $338.3 million Powerball jackpot was purchased somewhere in New Jersey - but officials weren't divulging any details about the winner until Monday morning. New Jersey Powerball officials will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. at their headquarters in Lawrenceville, where they plan to at least reveal where the winning ticket was purchased. Powerball spokeswoman Judy Drucker said the lottery offices were closed all weekend so "somebody couldn't even claim it if they wanted to" before Monday.
March 21, 2013
After a year of closed-door meetings with tennis players seeking a greater say in the sport and a larger slice of Grand Slam revenues, the U.S. Open is making big changes. New York's Grand Slam tournament will increase its annual prize money to $50 million by 2017 - roughly double what it was last year - and permanently schedule the men's semifinals on Friday and men's final on Sunday starting in 2015. As part of an unprecedented five-year agreement with the men's and women's professional tours, the U.S. Open also is making an additional $4.1 million increase to this year's prize pool, on top of an already-record $4 million jump announced in December.
March 13, 2013 |
THREE Daily News reporters have won the 2013 Larry Weiss Award for Investigative Journalism for a series of articles exposing misconduct by several high-ranking Philadelphia police officials. Barbara Laker, David Gambacorta and Dana DiFilippo will share a $10,000 prize for the series, dubbed "Bad Brass. " The award, open to investigative journalism of any medium produced in the Philly metropolitan area, South Jersey and Delaware, will be presented April 18 at a luncheon at the offices of WHYY, on Independence Mall.
February 22, 2013 |
LONDON - British music put on a brash, confident show at the Brit Awards on Wednesday, celebrating a resurgent industry whose bands and artists are topping charts around the globe. Winners ranged from established acts such as Coldplay and Adele to world-conquering boy band One Direction, who won in the new Global Success category. One Direction's Louis Tomlinson called the prize "absolutely mind-blowing. " American artists Frank Ocean and Lana Del Rey were among the non-British winners at a ceremony that embraced the mainstream while rewarding artists with distinctive personalities.
January 30, 2013
Weekly Rankings Each week the Inquirer college basketball staff will rank the City Six teams No. 1 through 6 and compare those rankings with those of the fans. STAFF VOTERS Staff voters are Joe Juliano, Keith Pompey, Mike Jensen, John Quinn, Marc Narducci, Gary Miles, Gary Potosky, and Jim Swan. FANS' RANKINGS Vote how you think the city's six teams should be ranked at philly.com/city6. Give a ranking from 1 through 6 for each of the teams.