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Internet Safety: A Top Priority for Mayor Kenney and Attorney General Shapiro

 10/23/2017 - 17:46
The Executive Vice President of Comcast, David L. Cohen, with attendees of the Internet Essentials announcement event on October 5th, 2017. 

Comcast has teamed up with the leaders of Pennsylvania’s government to ensure that our most vulnerable- the elderly and children -are safe online. Internet Essentials is the first of its kind; a multidimensional campaign and concerted effort to expand digital literacy outreach and informative programs across an entire state.

Trump Meets with the Nation's Top Tech Executives

 12/15/2016 - 04:49

President-elect Donald Trump met with the nation’s tech elite to discuss future ways of collaboration between the White House and the tech industry.
The gathering included Jeff Bezos of Amazon; Elon Musk of Tesla; Timothy D. Cook of Apple; Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook; Larry Page and Eric Schmidt of Alphabet, Google’s parent company; and Satya Nadella of Microsoft, among others.

Freshly Baked

 11/30/2016 - 05:31
Photo: Bruce Andersen/WIKI COMMONS

Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market was ranked among the top 20 food halls in the United States by retail research firm Cushman & Wakefield.  Food markets have become a fast growing sector in the U.S. restaurant industry and are changing the patrons of local retail and tourism.

The Telephone Game

 11/17/2016 - 16:23
An old Pepsi ad in Calico Ghost Town, CA. (Wikipedia Commons)

PepsiCo is facing a boycott of its products by supporters of Donald Trump, after rightwing political websites misinterpreted comments by its CEO, Indra Nooyi. A number of sites, including Truthfeed and The Conservative Treehouse, directly quoted Indra Nooyi as telling Mr Trump’s supporters to “take their business elsewhere” — a remark she did not make. In a past interview with NY Times Dealbook, Indra nooyi said that “all” her staff were “mourning” and “crying” following Mr Trump’s election victory, and she had felt it necessary to reassure some who were concerned about their safety.

Una conferencia de mujeres para empoderamiento, conexiones, y carcajadas: Lo que aprendieron

 10/08/2016 - 12:41

En la edición del 2016 de la Conferencia para Mujeres en Pensilvania, llevado a cabo en el Centro de Convenciones y producido por las estrategias Hill + Knowlton, cerca de nueve mil mujeres (y algunos hombres) de todas las edades y provenientes de todos los escenarios, se juntaron para promover conexiones laborales, alentar el crecimiento personal y aprender de personajes inspiradores de la ciudad, como es el caso de Anita Hill. Asimismo asistieron para reírse a carcajadas de las notas carismáticas de Abby Wambach y Mindy Kaling.

A women’s conference for empowerment, networking, and laughs: What they learned

 10/08/2016 - 12:20

At the 2016 Pennsylvania Conference for Women, hosted at The Pennsylvania Convention Center and produced by Hill + Knowlton strategies, about nine thousand women- and a few men -of all ages and backgrounds came together to foster career connections, personally grow, and learn from inspiring movers and shakers of the city, such as Anita Hill. They also came to laugh (a lot) at the charismatic keynotes from Abby Wambach and Mindy Kaling.

Camila se separan de la elipse en su inconformista gira mundial

 10/01/2016 - 16:38

El pop rock duo Camila, compuesta de Mario Domm y Pablo Hurtado, cierran su gira mundial del disco “Elypse” con cincuenta conciertos en Los Estados Unidos (y, si, hasta uno en Filadelfia), un récord histórico para ellos. Aunque el grupo ha tenido sus trampas, el éxito de su gira es evidencia de que a veces, saliendo de la elipse o la norma es el mejor riesgo que puede tomar.

Camila detaches themselves from the ellipse in their nonconformist global tour

 10/01/2016 - 16:35

The pop rock duo Camila, comprised of Mario Domm and Pablo Hurtado, close their “Elypse” album global tour with fifty concerts in The United States (and, yes, even one in Philadelphia), a historic record for them. Although the group has had its pitfalls, the success of their tour is evidence that, at times, leaving the ellipse or the norm is the best risk you can take.

La publicidad mexicana contra Trump

 01/27/2017 - 13:10
Desfronterízate, publicidad de la Cerveza Corona.

Varias empresas han recurrido al recurso publicitario para hacer oír el descontento frente a la retórica y a las nuevas políticas del Presidente Trump, ha reportado el día de ayer el diario El País.

Entre ellas, la Cerveza Corona, quien ha implementado la etiqueta #AméricaesGrande para difundir un video en el que “le dice a Trump que América no es un país, es todo un continente”, y que se ha vuelto viral, con más de seis millones de reproducciones en YouTube.

Preschools visit City Hall in anticipation to 'Soda Tax' vote

 06/08/2016 - 16:34
Photo: Michelle Severino / Al Dia News

In anticipation of the possible City Council vote on the “soda tax” proposal, the Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) organization gathered dozens of pre-schoolers in support of universal pre-K expansion in Philadelphia schools.
The event was held on Wednesday as City Council members were invited to meet and greet the students. At the same time, the Philadelphians Against the Grocery Tax Coalition held a rally outside City Hall urging council members to reject the mayor’s "soda tax” proposal.

Plain Text Author: 
Michelle Severino