July 11, 2013
A NJU TREOHAN, who's in her 30s and lives in Spring Garden, owns Anjuthreads, a threading salon on Walnut Street near 11th in Center City. Treohan, a former IT consultant for Accenture, started Anjuthreads in August 2008. Q: Where did you get financing? A: I put aside $200,000 from personal savings. We started in a smaller space on 10th between Spruce and Locust, and moved to the present location in 2010. Q: What does Anjuthreads do? A: Threading is a Southeast Asian way of removing [facial]
July 9, 2013 |
SANFORD, Fla. - Trayvon Martin's fatal shooting garnered worldwide attention when the man who fatally shot him wasn't arrested for weeks - a backlash fueled largely by social media. Now, social-media sites such as Twitter and Facebook have permeated George Zimmerman's trial both inside and outside the courtroom. A witness who testified via Skype was inundated with calls from other users on the Internet-based phone service, and a defense attorney was tripped up by a photo his daughter posted on Instagram.
July 9, 2013 |
SANFORD, Fla. - Trayvon Martin's killing garnered worldwide attention when the man who fatally shot him wasn't arrested for weeks - a backlash fueled largely by social media. Now, social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook have permeated George Zimmerman's trial both inside and outside the courtroom. A witness who testified via Skype was inundated with calls from other users on the Internet-based phone service, and a defense attorney was tripped up by a photo his daughter posted on Instagram.
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
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 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 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'.