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July 29, 2012 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
The women's Olympic weight-lifting competition starts Saturday in London, but the lifter grabbing the most attention just might be in Philadelphia. She isn't in the Olympics, having placed in the top 10 at this year's USA National Senior Weightlifting Championships, yet 5-foot-2, 115-pound Samantha Wright has become an Internet sensation. Last month, the 22-year-old Center City trainer started hearing from people seeing online stories and pictures of her lifting weights. She doesn't know how it all began.
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August 21, 2015 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia's Office of Information Technology is investigating whether city employees used the city's email system and computers to access a website that promotes extramarital affairs. The website, Ashley Madison, was targeted by anonymous hackers, who posted a large data set Wednesday that they say exposes the website's millions of registered users. The website, whose slogan is "Life is short. Have an affair," is aimed at married people looking to cheat on their spouses. The full data dump is difficult to download and navigate.
SPORTS
October 6, 2010
The Phillies' postseason is live on philly.com. Look for: Live game updates. Live chats with other fans. Breaking news from throughout baseball's postseason. Video reports and complete coverage from Daily News sports writers. Plus, David Murphy's Phillies blog, High Cheese.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2011 | Associated Press
Sometimes, a fashion launch is just too enticing. Target Inc.'s entire website crashed Tuesday, the day the cheap-chic retailer launched the online sale of its limited offerings of Missoni for Target, a partnership with the Italian luxury knitwear designer. The collection, which ranges from plates to clothes, is priced at a fraction of the real duds. Items include a dinnerware set for $31 featuring the trademark zigzag patterns, $29.99 silk floral dresses, and $12.99 bath towels.
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November 30, 2012 | By Omar L. Gallaga, AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN
AUSTIN, Texas - The woman, a test subject, sits at a computer listening to a set of scripted instructions. "Tell me what you think, not what I want you to think. You can leave at any time. I'm here to learn about how travelers obtain traffic and road construction information through a website. " Conducting the test is a University of Texas master's in information science student, Donna Habersaat. She watches and answers questions as the test subject clicks and scrolls through drivetexas.org, a Texas Department of Transportation website for travelers.
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May 22, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
The morning after Tuesday's election, Philadelphia City Council's website was hacked and replaced by a sparse black Web page with white text reading: "I am Muslim & Islam is my way of Life. " On Twitter, Cyber ComandOs, a group that identifies itself as a Muslim hacker team, took responsibility for the cyber attack. Efforts to reach the Cyber ComandOs were unsuccessful. City government sites, which are hosted separately from Council's, were not affected by the breach, according to Jane Roh, spokeswoman for Council President Darrell L. Clarke.
NEWS
February 3, 2014 | By Robert Calandra, For The Inquirer
Four months ago, the healthcare.gov website wasn't looking so dandy to Ted Trevorrow. The insurance veteran and freshly certified Affordable Care Act navigator was shaken by the exchange's disastrous rollout and the cascade of Web errors that followed. "It took some luster off the ACA," said Trevorrow, speaking at Resources for Human Development's office in Roxborough. But these days much of that luster has returned to the site's bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans. The website has rallied.
NEWS
April 25, 2015 | Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Democratic primary for mayor went negative this week with a website whose caustic tone spread like an Internet virus to other campaigns. State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams launched ProgressivePhilly.com, which suggested that former City Councilman James F. Kenney and former District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham had been soft on rogue cops in their political careers. Kenney's campaign, during the taping of a debate to be aired Thursday evening on Fox29, issued an e-mail hitting Abraham on some of the same issues raised by the Williams website.
NEWS
March 23, 2013 | INQUIRER STAFF
The City and Philadelphia Gas Works set up a website Friday that officials said will track the effort to sell the city-owned utility. The site, www.exploringasale.com , has sections on how a sale would affect PGW customers, employees and the business community, background material and an FAQ. Over objections of unionized gas workers and the city's public advocate, the commission that oversees PGW voted in January to hire a team of lawyers,...
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October 28, 2013 | By Robert Calandra, For The Inquirer
Holly Phares was a mouse click away from becoming the first, and she was psyched. "I want to 'confirm,' " she proclaimed to the three people gathered at the Resources for Human Development office in Roxborough. Everyone stared at the screen bearing the words "Confirm and Save Your Health Care Plan" as Phares positioned the cursor and clicked. Since the health-insurance marketplace opened Oct. 1, RHD has not enrolled one client using the federal Healthcare.gov website. It wasn't for a lack of trying.
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August 21, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
TATTLE COULDN'T NAME YOU too many Duggars, except we'd guess a lot of "J" names, but there's no question Josh is our favorite. Or should that be least favorite? And should he change his name from "Josh" to "Jerk"? Calling himself "the biggest hypocrite ever," the ex-reality star has apologized for a "secret addiction" to pornography and for cheating on his wife. "While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife," he said in a statement posted to, and later removed from, the family's website yesterday.
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August 21, 2015 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia's Office of Information Technology is investigating whether city employees used the city's email system and computers to access a website that promotes extramarital affairs. The website, Ashley Madison, was targeted by anonymous hackers, who posted a large data set Wednesday that they say exposes the website's millions of registered users. The website, whose slogan is "Life is short. Have an affair," is aimed at married people looking to cheat on their spouses. The full data dump is difficult to download and navigate.
NEWS
August 16, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Since it went live in June, a website that contains a petition to end hazing at fraternities, a roster of cases related to physical and sexual abuse in the Greek system, and a plethora of related documents, has drawn brisk traffic. Aaron Freiwald, a creator of endhazingnow.com, says the site is about more than the civil suit filed by his client, James Vivenzio, against Pennsylvania State University and the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity. But the attorney for the fraternity's national organization contends the site is about a lawyer selling his services and is an abuse of something ordinarily out of the public eye - the pretrial discovery process.
NEWS
August 7, 2015
DEVOTED CLOUT readers probably remember the name-calling and the campaign fliers of weird hot-tub photos that popped up during the fierce spring primary election race between City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and real estate developer Ori Feibush . At the time, former Gov. Ed Rendell noted the race had entered something called the "silly season," a point in time where candidates just throw ideas - and rumors - at a wall, and hope something...
NEWS
July 10, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
FORMER broadcast meteorologist, Philly.com contributor and "bar girls" scam survivor John Bolaris has suspended operation of his "Weather Savior" wire service. The Emmy-award winning forecaster launched Weathersavior.com in May 2014. For about $500 a month, it offered weather events 24/7, with a specialty in storms. Bolaris told me he has pulled the plug on his website because it just wasn't making any money. While he said he's shutting down the website, he is not giving up on the project.
NEWS
July 1, 2015 | By Sarai Flores, Inquirer Staff Writer
A fund-raiser rallying Latinos to donate to the World Meeting of Families was announced Monday to help meet the $45 million goal for the event that is bringing Pope Francis, the first Latino pope, to Philadelphia in September. Varsovia Fernandez, president of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, said a meeting with Latino leaders and business owners inspired creation of an online site and a mobile app for donations. The objective is to encourage at least 100,000 Latino donors to contribute at least $5 each.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2015 | By Catherine Laughlin, For The Inquirer
Donna Cavanagh says the world is brimming with mockable material - like the sex toy designed for those grieving the loss of a partner. The glass device can be filled with ashes of your dead lover. "I mean, come on. That story was like handing me gold," Cavanagh, 53, of East Norriton, says of the essay she wrote about it. Her writing finds a home on the website she founded four years ago, Humor Outcasts, where now more than 100 other humorists - cartoonists, novelists, stand-up comedians, and TV producers and writers, many well-known - contribute essays, memes, parodies, satires, and cringe comedy at a blush-under-R rating.
SPORTS
May 25, 2015 | By the Inquirer Staff
A horse died during competition at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair on Saturday. The Chronicle of the Horse said on its website that Cambridge, ridden by Emma Kurtz, died after taking a bad fall while competing in the small junior hunter class. Kurtz was not injured, the website said. The horse show released a statement confirming the death and extending its condolences to those involved but did not divulge the horse's or rider's names. In other events, Victoria Colvin of Loxahatchee, Fla., won her fifth consecutive best child rider award, an unprecedented streak at Devon.
NEWS
May 22, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
The morning after Tuesday's election, Philadelphia City Council's website was hacked and replaced by a sparse black Web page with white text reading: "I am Muslim & Islam is my way of Life. " On Twitter, Cyber ComandOs, a group that identifies itself as a Muslim hacker team, took responsibility for the cyber attack. Efforts to reach the Cyber ComandOs were unsuccessful. City government sites, which are hosted separately from Council's, were not affected by the breach, according to Jane Roh, spokeswoman for Council President Darrell L. Clarke.
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May 4, 2015 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
You can't keep a good woman down. Or rather, in. I'm talking, of course, about Spanx. If you don't know what Spanx is, let me tell you. It's a girdle. But it's called a "body shaping garment," in that it compresses your flesh, nerves, and internal organs so that you look thinner. In other words, Spanx is a great idea if you don't like oxygen. Anyway, you might remember that, about six years ago, I wrote about how much I hated Spanx. I got introduced to them when I bought a pair by accident, thinking they were tights.
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