June 27, 2013 |
BRIAN CASHMAN said he regrets using the F-word, but didn't say he was sorry. On Tuesday, Yankees slugger A-Rod sent out a tweet stating his hip surgeon had cleared him to play in rehabilitation games. When asked about it by ESPN New York, Cashman said it was the team's job to make those sort of announcements, and that A-Rod should, "Shut the [F-word] up. " Yesterday, Cashman admitted he misspoke, but didn't aplogize. "I regret the choice of words I used," he told reporters at Yankee Stadium.
June 9, 2013
There's an adventuress in every woman just waiting to come out. Name: GlobalAdventuress.com What it does: Inspires women to travel with firsthand cultural experiences from other women. What's hot: The website speaks to many destinations and cultures, such as a five-day trip in Bhutan visiting the Dzong fortresses, or drinking fruity rakia in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The approach is simple and therefore approachable for a wide variety of women looking for travel inspiration and empowerment.
June 9, 2013 |
If you want to understand why tens of thousands of young urban Turks have been demonstrating against their government, you need look no further than the tragic plight of Kemal Guruz. Guruz, one of Turkey's most distinguished academic reformers and the onetime head of Turkey's Higher Education Council (known as YOK), has been held without charges in a maximum-security prison for nearly a year. An indictment against him was finally issued a couple of weeks ago, but the details have not been made public nor revealed to him or his family.
June 9, 2013
D EAR ABBY: I host all of the holiday parties and dinner parties for my family. Whenever I have my parents over, my father insists on helping himself to the top layer of every casserole. He'll scrape all the cheese off the potatoes, the crunchy onion topping off the green bean casserole, etc., leaving just the bare vegetables for everyone else. I have asked Dad not to do it because it is inconsiderate of the other guests. I can see people are bothered by it, so now they make a beeline to the buffet so they can beat him to it. Dad got offended when I talked to him about it, but he continues to do it. Mom refuses to get involved, and I have said all I can say. What to do?
June 3, 2013 |
TRENTON - Seth Grossman is already talking about his candidacy in the past tense, and the election isn't until Tuesday. Such is the quixotic quest of a Republican seeking to topple GOP hero Gov. Christie. Perhaps you had no idea that there is a gubernatorial primary in New Jersey on Tuesday. And you likely had no idea that Grossman, a 64-year-old Atlantic County lawyer and former freeholder with tea party views to the right of Christie, is on the ballot. Even if he knows he's not going to win. "It's been a real ordeal - but it's been a real education," Grossman said last week.
May 27, 2013 |
His Twitter handle is @SpinelliS. His blog address: http://wordpress.philau.edu/president . There, and on Facebook too, Stephen Spinelli Jr. has sounded off on such topics as the ill-advised but brief decision by Maker's Mark to water down its bourbon, the end of Yahoo's work-from-home practices, the parallels between preventive car care and employers' needs, and so much more. Through the electronic chatter, Spinelli, president of Philadelphia University and a cofounder of Jiffy Lube, is trying to inspire on his 3,500-student campus development of more of what he is to his core: a hopelessly addicted entrepreneur.
May 21, 2013 |
CARLOS RAMIREZ received the news via social media and, at first, his reaction, understandably, was somewhat low-key. Though Ramirez was aware of Edwin "Tito" Rohena, the former Frankford High baseball star who lost his life Friday night after crashing his motorcycle on Roosevelt Boulevard, he was not a friend or former teammate and it was tough to completely identify. Then came the rest of the weekend, and the early part of Monday, and the 6-foot, 145-pound Ramirez, a senior righthander who plays third base or the outfield when not on the mound, found himself feeling levels of agony to approach all others'.
May 16, 2013 |
Like most teenage girls, 17-year-old Madelyn Rosario is enamored with this spring's prom dresses. She loves the trendy princess gowns and body-skimming mermaid frocks made popular on this year's red carpets by the super-slim Miley Cyruses and Taylor Swifts. But at 5-foot-3 and 170 pounds, Rosario is a confident, well-dressed teen - who is a solid size 14. In the discriminating world of fashion, that qualifies her as plus-size. "Up until now, this is the biggest night of my life," said the Pennsauken High School junior.
May 9, 2013 |
EAGLES SAFETY Patrick Chung spoke to a group of up-and-coming NFL coaches and personnel people yesterday at Penn's Wharton School about what the modern athlete expects from coaches and management. "Be honest. Respect. Have a relationship, because we're all in it together, man," Chung said afterward, when reporters asked about the panel session, part of a 3-day NFL Career Development Symposium. "We're here to play against the other team. We can't have fights inside . . . Respect, relationship, honesty.
May 5, 2013 |
When it comes to personal digital satellite communications devices - what we used to call "phones" - I am not a technophobe, or even a 12:00. I own a cellphone, but use it for the strangest purpose: to talk to people. I don't take photos, I don't send text messages, I don't download from the Internet, I don't track my friends' global positions, I don't play music. I don't do any of the things most people under 30 think phones are supposed to do. In a world of smartphones, mine scored only 900 on the SATs.