June 16, 2013
When I ran the 2011 Philadelphia Marathon, my trek included 26.2 miles of running and four port-a-potty stops. The culprit, I believe, was the bottles of sports drinks I consumed in the days leading up to the race and that morning, thinking I would be providing myself with the right hydration to run a marathon. Not quite. Skratch Labs to the rescue. They're working on ways to provide better options for endurance athletes, in both drink and food. Allen Lim, a sports physiologist, was the director of sports science for the Garmin-Sharp Pro Cycling Team.
March 2, 2016 |
Mayor Kenney's proposed sugary-drinks tax could be hard to swallow. At three cents per ounce, it is three times the only existing soda tax in the country. And it is certain to face the withering opposition from drink manufacturers and unions that killed two similar efforts here in the past. But Kenney is promoting what the tax could achieve - universal pre-K, jobs, and development projects to the tune of $400 million over five years. Several members of Council said Monday that the broad benefits could make the proposal more palatable this time around.
March 10, 1990 |
CHILD-SAFETY SEATS Parents, the government is investigating one of the nation's most popular automobile child-safety seats, which some consumer groups believe may be linked to the deaths of five children. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will check into possible latch problems with the One-Step child seat made by Evenflo Juvenile Furniture Co. Evenflo, owned by the sports equipment-maker Spalding, denies that there is any defect and says consumer misuse causes most known problems.
February 3, 2013
PHILADELPHIA 3 judges suspended from Traffic Court The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Friday suspended without pay three of the nine judges indicted Thursday for what federal investigators called a massive "culture of ticket-fixing" at Philadelphia's Traffic Court. The suspended judges are Michael Sullivan, who had been administrative judge until being removed from the leadership post in December 2011 by the Supreme Court while the federal probe was still going on; Michael Lowry, and Chester County District Judge Mark Bruno, who heard cases in Traffic Court.
June 6, 1989 |
PRESCHOOL SELECTION. Parents' preschool selection criteria often ignore their children's best interests. So says Jackie Haines of the Gesell Institute of Human Development. Children's main concerns - "Will the kids like me? Will the teacher like me? Is this going to be a safe place?" - are more appropriate, she says, than most parents' concerns: "What do you learn? How soon is the reading going to come? Do you do phonics? Do you have workbooks? Is my child going to be ready for kindergarten?"
July 21, 2003 |
Children adapt less effectively than adults to hot weather, making them more vulnerable to heat-induced sickness. Children produce more body heat than adults, sweat less, and take longer to get used to temperature changes. At the same time, maybe because their thirst mechanisms are not well developed, children often feel no need to drink enough to replace fluids lost during exercise. On a hot day, this puts them at risk for dehydration. "They'll keep playing, especially if it's something they enjoy doing," said Denise Salerno, a pediatrician at Temple University Children's Medical Center.
July 14, 1993 |
Tootsie Roll Pops Quiescently Frozen Dessert. $2.39 per variety package of 12, 1.75-ounce bars. Bonnie: Although many companies have adapted their candy bars to frozen treats in the past few years, this lollipop adaptation is a first. To emulate its namesake, each frozen Tootsie Roll Pop contains flavored ice around a fudge-flavored center. Like Tootsie Roll lollipops, the product is artificially colored and flavored, and the main ingredient is sugar. The frozen Tootsie Pop, though, actually contains fewer calories.
February 8, 2013 |
GlaxoSmithKline reported lower fourth-quarter profits Wednesday and said it would consider selling off two soft-drink brands popular in the United Kingdom, but chief executive officer Andrew Witty said he was "thrilled" with the early feedback received from Philadelphia employees moving from near Logan Square to a new facility at the Navy Yard. "Even some of the diehard skeptics are impressed with how things are going," Witty said during a news conference in London to discuss 2012 full-year and fourth-quarter results.
May 4, 1999 |
Hours after his team was eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs, Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Steve Chiasson was killed when his pickup truck flipped on a dark, lonely road. The 32-year-old player was found early yesterday morning in north Raleigh, and the State Highway Patrol said he might have been speeding after drinking alcohol. The truck rolled and ejected Chiasson, who was not wearing a seat belt and had been driving alone, investigators said. Weather was not a factor and no other vehicles were believed to have been involved.
September 5, 2000 |
Headed out for some physical activity and want to perform like the Eagles' red-hot Duce? Well, drink bottles of water or chug sports drinks, but please, don't guzzle pickle juice. As many fans know, pickle juice was one of the drinks of choice for some of the Eagles players this weekend, a weapon that some say helped them romp the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium, where the mercury on the field climbed as high as 171. But nutritionists issue a stern warning to the amateur athlete - pickle juice can be downright dangerous.