January 28, 2012 |
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.
January 27, 2012 |
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.
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.
December 20, 2013 |
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.
October 22, 2009 |
'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.
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
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.
May 23, 2012 |
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.
May 28, 2010 |
Have you ever watched a movie sequel and immediately started jonesing for a sequel to the sequel? Neither had I before "Sex and the City. " I loved "Sex and the City 2," enjoying every single campy, over-the-top moment. It's a crime that we have to wait possibly another two long years for the next installment to possibly come out. What's up with that? It's not fair. Stop the madness. America's love affair with SATC is nowhere close to ending. We need SATC. We crave the estrogen-fueled escapism it provides.