June 6, 2016 |
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. - It's hard sometimes, the players said, to keep perspective in the face of such a massive legacy. But consider that the Moorestown girls' lacrosse team entered this season having to replace 13 seniors who went on to play in college. And consider that they lost four starters to injury as the season progressed. And then consider that, through all of it, they were on the field Saturday, competing for a state championship. Most programs would consider it a banner season, a small miracle.
March 20, 2016 |
Librarians, let's learn about dollars and sense. The all-day PA Forward Financial Literacy Summit will take place Tuesday, March 22, in partnership with the Southeastern Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association (SEPLA). Speakers include Dr. Cathy Bowen, PhD, Penn State professor and financial literacy expert, Dr. Daad Rizk, EdD, Penn State financial literacy manager, and yours truly. We'll cover topics such as "Planning for Retirement" and "Big Ticket Personal Purchases," "Budgeting and Moving Past Money as a Taboo Topic," and "Successful Financial Literacy Engagement on College Campuses".
March 9, 2016 |
Philadelphia will not host Forbes' 30 Under 30 millennial-fest this year, and probably not any time soon. The organizers announced Monday - at a news conference attended by the mayor of Boston and the governor of Massachusetts - that the four-day gathering will head to Boston in October. "I first want to thank Philadelphia for serving as host city over the last two years to kick off our Under 30 Summits," Randall Lane, editor of Forbes magazine, said in a news release. He went on to say that Boston's summit would triple in size and include young entrepreneurs worldwide.
March 6, 2016
Answer: Utah. The Golden Spike National Historic Site marks the spot where the first transcontinental railroad was completed.
January 23, 2016 |
Nearly a week after Vice President Biden visited Philadelphia to announce a new federal "moon shot" to battle cancer, the heads of six leading Pennsylvania cancer centers and other experts gathered in Center City on Thursday to discuss treatment and prevention developments, and sort the promise from the hype. The six directors were panelists at "Cancer Precision Medicine, Big Ideas in Research, Treatment and Prevention," a half-day conference at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
October 7, 2015 |
Not into Instagram photo sharing, YouTube performance clips, or online "zines"? Then the names Lindsey Stirling, Cameron Dallas, and Tavi Gevinson may mean nothing to you. But to the 600-plus young entrepreneurs running and attending the second "Forbes Under 30 Summit" at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, these twentysomethings are major celebrities in the parallel universe of online media. They're innovators working with wits and low-cost technology to disrupt - and perhaps dismantle - the big money status quo, the underlying theme of this three-day rally.
October 5, 2015 |
On the heels of a momentous papal visit steeped in tradition, Philadelphia is switching gears for an influx of millennial disrupters and game-changers attending the second annual Forbes Under 30 Summit. If you are over 30, you might not recognize some of the featured names, such as 17-year-old Shawn Mendes or 21-year-old Cameron Dallas, two performers who turned social-media popularity on Vine, the video-sharing site, into skyrocketing careers. From Sunday until Wednesday, the summit will more broadly encompass the worlds of tech, science, sports, food, and entertainment.
April 27, 2015 |
Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson boasted of his department's achievements in curtailing crime and repairing its relationship with the community at a Harvard University summit hours after a standout high school football player was gunned down and became Camden's eighth and youngest homicide victim this year. "This is a watershed moment for law enforcement organizations," Thomson told a Cambridge, Mass., audience just after 4:30 p.m. Saturday. He was alluding to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police in Ferguson, Mo.; South Carolina, and elsewhere.
March 20, 2015 |
With an eye toward keeping African American interests at the forefront of the current mayoral campaign, a group of black civic leaders Wednesday outlined plans for a two-day "black political summit" April 11 and 12. The meeting, to be at Dobbins High School, will allow the group to draft an issues agenda for all mayoral and City Council candidates in the May 19 primary election. The candidates will be asked to sign off on positions presented. "We are sick and tired of politicians who come to our community and ask for our vote and disappear," said the Rev. William B. Moore, pastor of Tenth Memorial Baptist Church in North Philadelphia.
January 26, 2015 |
DES MOINES, Iowa - For months, the 2016 Republican presidential race has been dominated by the "invisible primary" scramble for the backing of the party's donor class. On Saturday, it goes grassroots. At least eight likely candidates will give their pitches to 1,500 conservative activists at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines, trying to seduce the people who pack a punch in the GOP caucuses, where the first votes of the party's nominating process are scheduled to be cast in a little over a year.