November 21, 2015 |
Christiana Care Health System said it plans to spend $260 million on a new facility for women, children, and infants at Christiana Hospital, in Newark, Del. If regulators approve the proposal, Christiana plans to break ground in April 2017, with opening expected in 2020. The health system, which also has a hospital in Wilmington, said 6,450 babies were delivered at Christiana Hospital last year.
November 21, 2015 |
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem took the stage Thursday at the 12th annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women in Center City, and about 8,000 women seemed to hang on her every word - and her counsel to "become whole by venturing outside the home. " At the keynote luncheon, Steinem was joined by and traded questions with actress/businesswoman Jessica Alba, who talked about how she founded the Honest Company, a personal-care products enterprise. Alba recalled how, at age 5, she began calling herself a feminist.
November 20, 2015 |
Say something questioning Caitlyn Jenner 's womanhood and you're bound to wind up in the middle of our latest culture war. Rose McGowan doesn't care. When Glamour magazine honored Caitlyn with one of its Women of the Year awards, Buzzfeed asked her, "What's the hardest part for you about being a woman?" Caitlyn's response: "The hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear. It's always that way; I never thought it would come to this. I had really no sense of style.
November 19, 2015 |
It is said that no good deed goes unpunished. You'll probably get no argument from Charlie Sheen . Hours after Sheen confessed to Matt Lauer on "Today" that he was diagnosed as HIV-positive four years ago, and suggested that going forward he hopes to be an advocate for those similarly afflicted, a sixpack of former bedmates announced their intention to sue the actor/Olympic-grade party boy. TMZ reports that a "prominent Los Angeles lawyer"...
November 18, 2015 |
DISTRICT ATTORNEY Seth Williams remained silent yesterday, again ignoring a request to his office for details about the sensitivity training that three city prosecutors involved in the Porngate email scandal are supposed to undergo. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia chapter of the National Organization for Women went live with an online petition calling on Williams to fire the three prosecutors and "restore public trust" in his office. NOW president Nina Ahmad said last night that the petition would be "pushed out" today to members and women's groups around the country via blast email and social media.
November 17, 2015
At the Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Thursday, women of all ages will descend on Center City to glean wisdom from the likes of Jessica Alba, actress and entrepreneur; Gloria Steinem, women's rights pioneer; Rachael Ray, celebrity chef and TV host; Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee from Liberia; and Carli Lloyd, World Cup soccer superstar. Some will offer tips on how to start your own business, including Lori Goldstein, a longtime stylist for Vanity Fair and other magazines as well as for high-style photographer Annie Leibovitz.
November 15, 2015 |
The Penn women's basketball team hung with nationally ranked Duke enough on Friday night at the Palestra to make an upset feel believable. But, the magic eventually wore out as the Quakers faded before falling to 14th-ranked Duke, 57-50, in the season opener. "We can compete against anyone if we play the game that we need to play," said Penn head coach Mike McLaughlin. And I think we did that for most of the game. I think it's going to give us confidence going forward. " The Quakers trailed the entire game until taking a 36-35 lead with with 3 minutes, 34 seconds left in the third quarter.
November 13, 2015 |
Unlike Allen Iverson, Temple women's basketball coach Tonya Cardoza loves to talk about practice. "Who starts, who plays, it's all based on practice," Cardoza explained last Saturday after Temple surged from a third-quarter tie to beat Division II Bloomfield in a preseason game at McGonigle Hall. She can now count on help to replace players not getting the job done. The Owls' nongame activities offer more bodies to compete for playing time than a year ago, when an undermanned roster consisted of a bunch of youngsters around lone senior Tyonna Williams, now on the coaching staff as a special assistant to Cardoza.
November 6, 2015 |
SOMEONE MAY HAVE taught these kids how to ride bicycles, but they sure didn't teach them how to treat women - or how to obey the law. According to police, on five occasions from Oct. 21 to Nov. 2, groups of teen boys have groped grown women as they rode past them on bicycles. And those are only the reported incidents. Cops said many more women are posting about similar encounters on social media but are not alerting police. Three of the assaults happened along the Schuylkill River Trail, between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and South Street; the others happened in University City and Old City, police said.
November 2, 2015 |
Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis has been quiet for awhile. A high-profile divorce left the photogenic TV chef reevaluating her life. She reemerges Tuesday with Happy Cooking: Make Every Meal Count . . . Without Stressing Out (Pam Krauss Books), her eighth cookbook. De Laurentiis will hit the Merriam Theater on Friday, Nov. 6 as part of her book tour. She chatted with The Inquirer about how her divorce affected her life and what it's like to have such a large male fan base.