April 16, 2015 |
Enda Walsh's Penelope is really only peripherally about that long-suffering classical icon of marital devotion. In Inis Nua Theatre Company's production, she wanders in and out of a sliding-glass door far above her final four suitors, never saying a word. They're stuck at the bottom of an empty swimming pool with a defunct barbecue grill, makeshift wet bar, and only themselves for company. One by one, between brawls, they pitch their woo to the lady upstairs through closed-circuit television camera.
March 10, 2015 |
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Trade speculation surrounding Cole Hamels will persist until the Phillies pull the trigger on a deal. That may not come until closer to baseball's July 31 trade deadline. But according to Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. on Sunday, one club has in the last couple of days "stepped up and has shown more particular interest" in the prized lefthander. Such a vague comment could be taken a multitude of ways but is certainly notable on a weekend when one potential Hamels suitor lost its ace and a published report pegged the New York Yankees as another.
January 25, 2015 |
A $13 million-per-year closer, no matter how effective or how controversial, is a superfluous asset on a rebuilding team whose strength is its young bullpen arms. It is no secret the Phillies have long sought suitors for Jonathan Papelbon, entering the last of the four-year, $50 million deal he signed in November 2011, the richest for a major league relief pitcher. Less than four weeks before the start of spring training, they may have found one. The Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers, according to Yahoo Sports!
November 20, 2014 |
The first major free-agent domino fell Monday when Russell Martin signed with Toronto for five years and $82 million, a contract that forces other teams to pursue their needs at catcher through a trade. No other starting catchers are available in free agency. The Pirates, Martin's former employer, traded for the Yankees' Francisco Cervelli, but both they and the Cubs are searching for a starter. They will look toward Arizona, which has reportedly made Miguel Montero available.
June 6, 2014
IN ITS BID to buy Philadelphia Gas Works, Connecticut-based UIL Holdings Corp. keeps promising that Philadelphia will love UIL once we've had the opportunity to examine its proposal. But UIL's public promises stand in stark contrast to the things they say in private, when the public's not paying attention. Those statements make clear that UIL's bid for PGW is a bad deal - bad for workers, bad for customers and bad for the city. Consider the following: * While publicly promising to protect jobs at PGW, UIL can actually cut the current PGW workforce by 300 jobs over the next three years.
July 11, 2013 |
Penn National Gaming Inc., one of six applicants for the second Philadelphia casino license , is running new advertisements touting how its proposed Hollywood Casino Philadelphia would save the city's schools and pension system. In public hearings in February and May, representatives of Wyomissing, Pa.-based Penn National said that it would own one-third of the $480 million casino planned for 700 Packer Ave. in the stadium district, and that a nonprofit called Philadelphia Casino Benefit Corp.
July 5, 2013 |
The agent for newly acquired Flyers free-agent center Vincent Lecavalier said the appeal of the franchise had much to do with the player's decision to move to Philadelphia. Lecavalier, after being let go through a compliance buyout by the Tampa Bay Lightning, agreed to terms of a five-year, $22.5 million contract with the Flyers on Tuesday. He can't technically sign the contract until Friday. "We could have had a much more significant contract if he made the decision solely on money," agent Kent Hughes said Wednesday in a phone interview.
May 17, 2013 |
Everybody wants to date Kate. Well, maybe not everybody, but a lot of guys working on Katie Holmes ' new flick Mania Days apparently have warm feelings for the fair Kate, the New York Post reports. A source tells the Post that Katie, 34, has received seven offers to step out: "They were crew members and extras just chancing it. It really got on the nerves of director Paul Dalio . Needless to say, she said no to everyone," the source said. Holmes has been unattached since sundering last year from Tom Cruise . The only mushy stuff for Kate has been strictly business, with costar Luke Kirby . They play manic depressives who fall in love in a psychiatric hospital.
January 17, 2013 |
The University of Pennsylvania Health System's tentative deal to acquire Chester County Hospital in West Chester may be a move to block competitors from gaining control of a lucrative patient market, health-care experts say. "I suspect that part of the reason was they didn't want it to fall into somebody else's hands," said Mark V. Pauly, a health-care economist at the University of Pennsylvania. Pauly said he had no inside information. The two organizations said Friday that they had signed a nonbinding letter of intent, allowing Penn to delve more deeply into Chester County Hospital's weakened financial condition and work more broadly with the hospital community on a merger agreement.
December 23, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Twinkies, Wonder Bread, and Devil Dogs are likely to return to shelves in coming months, but probably not under the same owners. Hostess Brands Inc. said in bankruptcy court Friday it was narrowing down the bids it received for its brands and expected to sell off its snack cakes and bread to separate buyers. The testimony came from an investment banker for Hostess, which is liquidating. A likely suitor has emerged for the namesake Hostess brand, which includes Twinkies, Ding Dongs, and Ho Hos, along with Dolly Madison cakes, which includes Coffee Cakes and Zingers, said Joshua Scherer of Perella Weinberg Partners.