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BUSINESS
January 16, 1998 | The Philadelphia Inquirer
Stocks fell as sour earnings prospects for 1998 overshadowed 1997 reports. Technology and small-cap issues held up better than blue chips.
NEWS
December 23, 2011 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William P. Bishop, 50, of Holland, a pension consultant and actuary for many years, died Monday, Dec. 19, at his home of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Before retiring in 2008 due to illness, Mr. Bishop served as president of the Savitz Organization, a Philadelphia employee-benefits consulting firm with offices at 1845 Walnut St. Mr. Bishop joined Savitz in December 1995 and became president in 1997. Under his leadership, the firm developed and gained a national reputation for creative, quality service, said Tom Finnegan, a principal in the company.
NEWS
September 28, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Camden County College math professor Lester Owens thought technology would solve many of education's problems, but many of his students wanted facetime, not FaceTime. With a master's degree in instructional technology, he had designed a website with practice problems, created video lessons he could send to students' phones, and integrated clickers into his classes to instantly poll students. He's available for online videoconferencing every Sunday at 9 p.m. "But then you find out a lot of students - and I'm in the Camden area - didn't have that technology that we all think they have," Owens said.
BUSINESS
January 20, 1990 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / ED HILLE
About 50 area executives learned about just-in-time manufacturing at a four-day workshop taught by the J-I-T Institute of Technology of Denver. The manufacturing technology workshop wound up yesterday with the executives manning a model assembly line. The workshop was sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center.
BUSINESS
April 25, 2012 | By Jeff Gelles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With hundreds of thousands of mobile apps already on the market and vying for attention, what's an entrepreneur with an ambitious idea to do? One strategy was on display Monday night at the Cira Centre, where five inventors pitched their creations to about 200 of their peers and other technology enthusiasts. One of the new apps, the Communilator , turns your iPhone or another smartphone into a translator. You enter e-mails, texts, or even the contents of a sign or printed page in one of dozens of languages, and the app translates them into another language from the same impressive list.
NEWS
August 12, 2011 | BY JAN RANSOM & CATHERINE LUCEY, ransomj@phillynews.com 215-854-5218
MAYOR NUTTER was expected to announce today that he has appointed New Jersey's chief innovation officer, Adel Ebeid, as the city's first chief innovation officer. Slated to start Aug. 22, Ebeid will be responsible for developing and managing strategy and daily operations of all technology and information services. The position was known as chief technology officer when the former head of the Division of Technology, Allan Frank, departed in February. He oversaw a consolidation of the city's information-technology operations.
NEWS
November 16, 2012 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
A pyramid of reflected laser beams is hardly what Frank Lloyd Wright had in mind when he referred to the Elkins Park synagogue he designed as an incandescent vision of Mount Sinai. But the historic Beth Sholom Congregation building is being re-created as hundreds of thousands - if not a million - points of light, all in an effort to preserve it. The 1959 structure of aluminum, glass, and steel is part of a global initiative to create high-definition 3D digital models of important historic sites.
NEWS
December 20, 1986
One of the sides to a Dec. 7 article on the Strategic Defense Initiative, "Star Wars," notes the benefits the research will have in developing technology for everyday uses and everyday folks. The last big technology-overload period, the effort to put a man on the moon, did in fact create an abundance of technology for everyday uses. One of the most notable is Teflon. Since our President has benefited so greatly from that discovery, it is no surprise that he is willing to risk the future of the human race.
NEWS
August 1, 1992 | JIM MacMILLAN/ DAILY NEWS
Stuart Sanderson speaks using a voice-synthesized computer attached to his wheelchair at the closing ceremony yesterday for Temple University's Summer Institute. The program provides classroom and mentoring instruction to persons with disabilities and features information on high-technology help for overcoming impediments.
NEWS
May 12, 1989 | ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
Rowing shells began to line Kelly Drive yesterday as crews prepared for the Dad Vail Regatta, which runs today and tomorrow on the Schuylkill. Varsity eights from the Florida Institute of Technology (men's) and Minnesota (women's) will try to defend their 1988 titles in the featured event.
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