January 24, 2014 |
Kathryn Z. Klaber, the public face of the Marcellus Shale Coalition for its first four years, on Wednesday launched a private consultancy to advise businesses and institutions on shale development in the United States and abroad. "Klaber's clients are leveraging her experience in the development of the Marcellus to create new business opportunities and educate audiences around the world," the firm said in a news release. It is based in the Pittsburgh suburb of Sewickley, and has also established a web presence: www.klabergroup.com . Klaber, who headed the Marcellus industry trade group until October, will also serve in an advisory role at the Pittsburgh law firm of Babst Calland, which has an active corporate energy practice.
January 22, 2014 |
A former Delaware Valley Charter High School student has been charged with furnishing the gun used in a shooting at the school Friday, wounding two people, police said Monday. Donte Walker, 18, of the 5600 block of North Sydenham Street, is the second student charged in the shooting, which occurred in the high school gym about 3:30 p.m. Raisheem Rochwell, 17, turned himself in Saturday and was charged as an adult with aggravated assault, weapons offenses, and reckless endangerment.
January 19, 2014 |
Wayne Simmonds plus Brayden Schenn would be better than Mike Richards - that's what Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren told the hockey world 21/2 years ago when he stunningly traded his in-his-prime captain, Richards, to Los Angeles for two young forwards. Simmonds and Schenn have blossomed, while Richards has dipped. Bottom line: Holmgren was right. Richards, a 31-goal scorer for the Flyers in 2009-10, has just six goals this season with the talented Kings. Simmonds (16)
January 17, 2014 |
OK, SO THIS wasn't on the same level of WIP's drunk-filled "Dirty Thirty" having traveled to New York City in 1999 to razz the Eagles' selection of quarterback Donovan McNabb. The Sons of Ben, the Union's ardent support group, did not fill the Pennsylvania Convention Center with boos yesterday when the hometown team selected University of Connecticut goalkeeper Andre Blake with the No. 1 overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft, but the reception was modest, at best. By all analysis, Blake, a 23-year-old Jamaican, has been called the player most ready to step in and play in MLS, but the Union already has a 22-year-old keeper in Zac MacMath, who was selected fifth overall in 2011 and has started 66 games the last two seasons.
January 16, 2014 |
The Union traded central defender Jeff Parke, who starred at Downingtown West and Drexel, after his lone year with the club. Parke, 31, who made 31 starts, was sent Tuesday to D.C. United for defender Ethan White. The Union also received United's No. 1 ranking in the Major League Soccer allocation order, and United got the Union's No. 6 allocation ranking. The allocation process is for players who come to MLS outside the SuperDraft, who are not "discovered," or who are not designated players, according to Todd Durbin, MLS executive vice president of player relations and competition.
January 10, 2014 |
THE GRASS ISN'T greener a mile-high up in Colorado, but now that it's legal there, a longtime local marijuana activist is hitting the road with a heavy heart and heading west. Diane Fornbacher, 36, of Collingswood, N.J., has been trying to change marijuana laws since she got busted for possession as a freshman at Penn State about 18 years ago. Today, Fornbacher's married with two sons and a station wagon in her driveway, active in her community, she said, all while serving on the national board of directors for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, campaigning for medical marijuana in New Jersey and beyond, and writing about all things marijuana on her online magazine, Ladybud . That fight has taken a toll, she said, including a visit from New Jersey's Department of Children and Families last year over what she said was her son's mention of hemp in school.
January 3, 2014 |
DENVER - When the Flyers acquired former first-round pick Steve Downie back from the Avalanche for Max Talbot on Halloween, many around the hockey community threw up their hands in question. Colorado was 10-1-0 at the time. Why did the Avalanche believe that was the time to trade a player skating on its first line for a player best suited for the penalty kill? Soon after, multiple reports surfaced saying that Avalanche brass made the decision to move Downie after a questionable incident in training camp.
December 22, 2013 |
THAD YOUNG has been the ultimate pro since being drafted out of Georgia Tech with the 12th overall pick of the 2007 NBA draft. Whether he was in the starting lineup or being asked to come off the bench, he handled it all the same way: whatever it takes to help the team. So when word came out on Thursday that Young had requested that the Sixers trade him, it was somewhat surprising. But in true Young fashion, he said it wasn't a trade request, but rather a discussion between his agent, Jim Tanner, and Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie.
December 22, 2013 |
76ers forward Thaddeus Young, the subject of trade rumors, said Friday he has not asked the team to deal him. Speaking after the morning shootaround for Friday night's Brooklyn game, Young made light of an Internet report that said he and his agent, Jim Tanner, submitted a formal trade request to Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie weeks ago. "I just think it's all funny how it's sources that say I asked to be traded," Young said. "At the end of the day, like I said, I'm here 110 percent each and every game, ready to play and just stay focused and try to win basketball games.
December 16, 2013 |
The latest episode of the Washington Redskins drama could be called "Let's Make a Deal. " When last we checked on ongoing soap opera in the nation's capital, coach Mike Shanahan had shut down gold-plated superstar quarterback Robert Griffin III (a.k.a. RG3) for the season and replaced him with tin-plated no-nickname signal-caller Kirk Cousins. On Friday, Shanahan revealed his master plan to a D.C. radio station: He's going to use the three games left in the season to showcase Cousins, turn him into trade gold, and transform the 2012 fourth-round pick into a 2014 first-rounder.