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January 28, 2012 | Associated Press
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tiger Woods moved into contention in the second round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, shooting a 3-under 69 Friday to finish 2 shots behind leader Thorbjorn Olesen at the PGA Euro Tour event. Olesen shot a 67 to reach 7 under. Rory McIlroy was 5 under after a 72 that included a 2-stroke penalty for brushing away sand in front of his ball on the fringe at the ninth hole.   PGA Tour SAN DIEGO - Kyle Stanley made more than enough birdies to offset one big mistake, giving him a 4-under 68 on the South Course at Torrey Pines and a 1-shot lead in the Farmers Insurance Open.
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January 27, 2012 | Associated Press
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Rory McIlroy opened his season by outplaying Tiger Woods on Thursday in the first round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, shooting a 5-under 67 for a share of the lead. Woods shot a 70 in the threesome with McIlroy and top-ranked Luke Donald, who finished with a 71. Robert Karlsson tied for the lead, with Gareth Maybin and Richard Finch one shot back. Woods played bogey-free golf that produced few momentous shots and only two birdies. He missed several birdie chances.
NEWS
September 30, 2008
Alfred H. Bloom, the president of Swarthmore College, will become vice chancellor of New York University's new campus in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, college officials announced yesterday. Bloom, who announced in May that he was leaving Swarthmore after 17 years at the helm, will serve as a consultant on the project while he finishes out his term as Swarthmore's president and begin his new duties no later than August 2009. The Middle East campus, scheduled to begin enrolling students in 2010, will include a liberal arts college, graduate programs, and a world center for advanced research and scholarship.
BUSINESS
December 20, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Airline pilots, flight attendants, an industry trade group, and U.S. lawmakers were in Philadelphia on Wednesday to protest a decision by the Department of Homeland Security to open a U.S. Customs preclearance facility in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan (R., Pa.) has cosponsored legislation signed by 120 lawmakers, including Reps. James Gerlach (R., Pa.) and Robert Brady (D., Pa.), that would block funding for the facility the Emirates government has agreed to build.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2009 | By Amy Laughinghouse FOR THE INQUIRER
'We'll do anything for you - as long as it's legal. " That's a pledge from Sean Davoren, head butler at the Lanesborough, a St. Regis Hotel in central London, where guests are blessed with a butler throughout their stay. ?Davoren and his team of 23 will lay out clothes, take away dirty laundry, polish shoes, run a bath, and chill the champagne. In Davoren's 13 years at this 95-room luxury hotel, which has attracted the likes of George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, he has retrieved a 12-carat diamond ring from a Bond Street jewelry store, arranged an emergency gown selection and seamstress when a panicked guest arrived without luggage before a party at Buckingham Palace, and hunted down wild goat's milk on a distant farm.
NEWS
October 31, 2011
Kingsbury Inc., a privately held Philadelphia manufacturer, received an order worth more than $2 million for bearings for equipment for a large natural gas project in Abu Dhabi, the company said. Kingsbury's bearings will be used in compressors and gearboxes.    - Harold Brubaker
NEWS
July 19, 2010
Air Products & Chemicals Inc. said it has opened an office in Abu Dhabi. The Allentown-based company, a producer of hydrogen and other industrial gases used in a wide range of industries, also said it has formed a new legal entity: Air Products controls 49 percent of Air Products Gulf Gas L.L.C., and an Abu Dhabi-based company controls 51 percent. Air Products, which is in the process of trying to take over Radnor's Air Products & Chemicals Inc. for $5.3 billion, has had a Mideast presence for more than 50 years, the company said in a statement, including offices in Qatar and Dubai as well as hydrogen production plants throughout the region.
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May 23, 2012 | Howard Gensler
The whole world is going Hollywood. But is this a good thing? Florida-based Digital Domain Media Group, the special-effects company that brought the "Transformers" movies and the Tupac Shakur hologram to life, is setting up a studio in oil-rich Abu Dhabi. The deal signed Monday between Digital Domain and Abu Dhabi's government-backed twofour54 deepens the Emirati capital's ties to Hollywood as it accelerates its efforts to become a media hub. Digital Domain plans to establish an animation, visual-effects and motion-capture studio and a media school in Abu Dhabi as part of the deal.
NEWS
May 23, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
PHARRELL WILLIAMS ' "Happy" has become so popular, it's virtually impossible to go a day without seeing or hearing some new version of it on TV or YouTube. It's even made its way to Iran. And in Iran, that's not a good thing. An Internet video of six young Iranian men and women dancing to "Happy" has led to their arrests. Darn you, Western infidels. Criticism outside Iran was predictably swift yesterday, with calls for freedom for the jailed youths. Pharrell tweeted: "It's beyond sad these kids were arrested for trying to spread happiness.
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April 20, 2011 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Cinnaminson was Megan's home base growing up, but her father Jim's work in finance sent the family to different countries, instilling in her a lifelong love of travel and adventure. So in 2008, when Megan lived in Society Hill and taught English at the University of Pennsylvania, she pounced on an offer to consult for the United Arab Emirates government, crafting career-development programs for recent college graduates. She told her parents she was moving to Abu Dhabi for six weeks.
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May 23, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
PHARRELL WILLIAMS ' "Happy" has become so popular, it's virtually impossible to go a day without seeing or hearing some new version of it on TV or YouTube. It's even made its way to Iran. And in Iran, that's not a good thing. An Internet video of six young Iranian men and women dancing to "Happy" has led to their arrests. Darn you, Western infidels. Criticism outside Iran was predictably swift yesterday, with calls for freedom for the jailed youths. Pharrell tweeted: "It's beyond sad these kids were arrested for trying to spread happiness.
BUSINESS
December 20, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Airline pilots, flight attendants, an industry trade group, and U.S. lawmakers were in Philadelphia on Wednesday to protest a decision by the Department of Homeland Security to open a U.S. Customs preclearance facility in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan (R., Pa.) has cosponsored legislation signed by 120 lawmakers, including Reps. James Gerlach (R., Pa.) and Robert Brady (D., Pa.), that would block funding for the facility the Emirates government has agreed to build.
SPORTS
January 29, 2013 | Associated Press
SAN DIEGO - Tiger Woods is a winner again at Torrey Pines, and the only question Monday was how long it would take him to finish. Woods stretched his lead to eight shots in the Farmers Insurance Open before losing his focus and his patience during a painfully slow finish by the group ahead. Despite dropping four shots over the last five holes, he still managed an even-par 72 for a four-shot victory on the course where he has won more than any other in his pro career. He won the tournament for the seventh time, one behind the record held by Sam Snead, who won the Greater Greensboro Open eight times.
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January 19, 2013
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the Abu Dhabi Championship on Friday, a woeful start to the season for the world's top two golfers. Woods missed it after he was penalized 2 shots for wrongly taking a free drop, while top-ranked McIlroy was frustrated trying to adjust to his new Nike clubs, even though he used his old Titleist putter in the second round. Both finished with 3-over 75s. Justin Rose played solid, mistake-free golf. Away from the large galleries, the Englishman shot a 69 for a 136 total and a 1-shot lead at the halfway point over Jamie Donaldson (70)
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September 2, 2012 | Associated Press
NORTON, Mass. - Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods played together in the opening two rounds of the season in Abu Dhabi. They were together again for the opening two rounds at Bethpage Black for the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs. The idea is to get them together with a trophy on the line. Both took a step in that direction Saturday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. McIlroy went from one extreme to another on par 5s just 30 minutes apart - a 4-iron into 10 feet for eagle on No. 18, a 5-wood in the water for bogey on No. 2 - but steadied himself for another 6-under 65. Woods, playing in the afternoon, had three birdies on the opening six holes until he could no longer get a putt to drop.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2012 | Howard Gensler
The whole world is going Hollywood. But is this a good thing? Florida-based Digital Domain Media Group, the special-effects company that brought the "Transformers" movies and the Tupac Shakur hologram to life, is setting up a studio in oil-rich Abu Dhabi. The deal signed Monday between Digital Domain and Abu Dhabi's government-backed twofour54 deepens the Emirati capital's ties to Hollywood as it accelerates its efforts to become a media hub. Digital Domain plans to establish an animation, visual-effects and motion-capture studio and a media school in Abu Dhabi as part of the deal.
NEWS
January 31, 2012 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
Around the world, the hunt is on for thousands of lifesaving portable medical devices that are hanging in public places - in Philadelphia. Why would someone in, say, Abu Dhabi care about finding devices in Philadelphia? Because a University of Pennsylvania project to map the locations of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) throughout the city has mushroomed into a global "crowdsourcing" competition fueled by the Internet, Facebook, Twitter, smartphones - and the chance to win cash prizes up to $10,000.
SPORTS
January 30, 2012 | Associated Press
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tiger Woods talked all week about his improved ball control - then it let him down when he needed it most. Woods resembled the Tiger of old over the first three rounds at the Abu Dhabi Championship, stringing together a trio of rounds below par before shooting an even 72 in Sunday's finale to finish in a tie for third place behind winner Robert Rock and U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy. The 117th-ranked Rock shot 70 for an overall 275 to beat McIlroy (69)
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January 29, 2012 | Associated Press
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tiger Woods shot a 6-under 66 Saturday for a share of the lead after the third round at the Abu Dhabi Championship. The 14-time major winner played a consistent round to move to 11 under for the tournament. Woods is tied with newcomer Robert Rock, who birdied his final two holes to earn the 117th-ranked Englishman a first-ever pairing with the American star on Sunday. "It's fun when I'm able to control the golf ball like I did," Woods said.
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January 28, 2012 | Associated Press
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tiger Woods moved into contention in the second round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, shooting a 3-under 69 Friday to finish 2 shots behind leader Thorbjorn Olesen at the PGA Euro Tour event. Olesen shot a 67 to reach 7 under. Rory McIlroy was 5 under after a 72 that included a 2-stroke penalty for brushing away sand in front of his ball on the fringe at the ninth hole.   PGA Tour SAN DIEGO - Kyle Stanley made more than enough birdies to offset one big mistake, giving him a 4-under 68 on the South Course at Torrey Pines and a 1-shot lead in the Farmers Insurance Open.
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