September 21, 2015 |
Undoubtedly, most of those in attendance Saturday for the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing were disappointed that Triple Crown winner American Pharoah wasn't in the field. Kiaran McLaughlin, the trainer of Frosted, was not among them. Frosted, who's been defeated by American Pharoah in three of his last four starts, got a chance Saturday to show what he could do in a race without the champ. He turned back eight less-accomplished rivals to capture the million-dollar event.
December 10, 2014 |
An overseas supplier of food and water to U.S. troops in the deserts of Afghanistan on Monday pleaded guilty in what a federal prosecutor in Philadelphia called a case of "war profiteering," and paid $389 million in fines, damages, and penalties. From July 2005 until April 2009, Supreme Foodservice GmbH and an affiliated company in the United Arab Emirates overcharged the U.S. military by $48 million for water and fresh fruit and vegetables delivered to bases in Afghanistan, according to charges by the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
August 19, 2014 |
NEARLY 80 YEARS ago, Groucho Marx sang of "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady. " Here's a sample of the lyric by E.Y. Harburg , better know for the songs he wrote for "The Wizard of Oz" a few years later. "When her robe is unfurled, she will show you the world, If you step up and tell her where. For a dime you can see Kankakee or Paree, Or Washington crossing the Delaware. " Well, being heavily tattooed was no laughing matter for Rolf Buchholz , whom the Guinness Book of World Records says is also the person with the greatest number of piercings (453)
August 18, 2013 |
Dubai is one of seven cities of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the most populated. It is located in the Middle East on the beautiful Arabian Gulf. Our direct flight from JFK on Emirates Airline into Dubai was 14 hours. We visited in March, and the weather was perfect for sunbathing during the day and mild in the evenings, making it ideal for walks. Dubai has a tropical desert climate; winter falls between December and March, and temperatures average 75 to 90 degrees. There are many places to go and fun things to do in Dubai.
May 7, 2013 |
In the 1970s, when he was in his 40s, Jack Rosenberg decided to give up swimming and start running every day. The kind of man who "never did anything in a mediocre fashion," in the words of his daughter, Anne, the surgeon ran eight miles each morning along Route 130 from his Mount Laurel home to his office, at what was then Rancocas Valley Hospital in Willingboro. Each morning his wife, Sylvia, to whom he was married for 57 years, would be waiting at his office with his suit.
April 8, 2013 |
He likes the ambience of Savona in Gulph Mills, enjoys the food at Alma de Cuba in Center City and Fleming's Steakhouse in St. Davids, and appreciates the views from the Water Works overlooking the Schuylkill. Craig LaBan? No, Pervez Musharraf. The former (and maybe future) leader of Pakistan has become a fixture in Philadelphia in the last few years, a fact I first learned through a rather surreal encounter. A few years after 9/11, I grew disenchanted with the way the Bush administration was pursuing Osama bin Laden, convinced that we'd placed too much responsibility in Musharraf's hands.
February 20, 2013
Sloane Stephens , who reached the Australian Open semifinals, lost Monday in the first round of the Dubai Championship in the United Arab Emirates. Stephens, a career-high 16th in the world rankings since knocking out Serena Williams in Melbourne, lost to Sorana Cirstea of Romania, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2. NFL: The Kansas City Chiefs signed former Minnesota Vikings safety Husain Abdullah , who gave up football last season to make a pilgrimage to Mecca. WINTER SPORTS: Julia Mancuso won a bronze medal on the same day Lindsey Vonn had a season-ending crash.
January 13, 2013 |
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai is sometimes called the City of Gold because of its stunning growth from a sleepy Persian Gulf port to a world-famous business crossroads in the space of a single generation. Its nickname has a literal meaning for traders in the precious metal. The city is building itself up as a center for the gold trade, between sources in Africa and consumers in the rising economies of China and India. Dubai now has about a 29 percent market share of global gold trade with nearly 1,200 tons - worth about $41 billion - changing hands at the city's gold markets, according to the gold industry website bullionstreet.com.
November 27, 2012
Rory McIlroy made five straight birdies down the stretch to overtake Justin Rose and win the Dubai World Championship on Sunday, ending a year in which the 23-year-old Northern Irishman won the PGA Championship and the European and PGA Tour money titles. The top-ranked McIlroy recovered from early putting woes to finish at 6-under 66 for a total of 23-under 265 at the season-ending tournament. Rose, who was tied for seventh after three rounds, surged into contention after shooting a course-record 62 that included an eagle and eight birdies.
November 26, 2012 |
Rory McIlroy made five straight birdies down the stretch to overtake Justin Rose and win the Dubai World Championship on Sunday, ending a historic year in which the 23-year-old Northern Irishman won the PGA Championship and the European and PGA tour money titles. The top-ranked McIlroy recovered from early putting woes to finish at 6-under 66 for a total 23-under 265 at the season-ending tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Rose, who was tied for seventh after three rounds, surged down the stretch into contention after shooting a course-record 62 that included an eagle and eight birdies.