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July 10, 2006 | By HOWARD GENSLER gensleh@phillynews.com Daily News wire services contributed to this report
TALK ABOUT strange bedfellows. Who woulda thunk that when R&B producer Dallas Austin received a pardon and his release from a Dubai prison last week after being convicted of cocaine possession, it would be due, in part, to intervention from conservative Utah senator Orrin Hatch. Hatch said via a statement that he was contacted by Austin's attorneys, then called the ambassador and consul of the United Arab Emirates in Washington on Austin's behalf. Beyond saying Hatch has "good relations with the ambassador and other good people in Dubai," his office gave no specifics about his dealings with the Dubai government - but Hatch did support the Dubai-based DP World in its bid to manage American ports.
NEWS
May 13, 2000 | By Barbara Demick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
One shopping mall is shaped like the pyramids with violet neon lighting running along the roof. The mall is so posh that the ladies' room has private bidets in each of the stalls. Instead of the usual fast food, young sheiks in the traditional Arab dress of dishdashas feast on lobster bisque and tarte tatin at the Hediard's of Paris in the food court. It is not for nothing that Dubai has earned a reputation as the Middle East's capital of conspicuous consumerism. Spending money is the favored pastime of tourists and locals alike, a sport carried out unabashedly, without the slightest shame.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
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)
SPORTS
September 21, 2015 | By Joe DePaolo, For The Inquirer
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.
BUSINESS
December 10, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
March 21, 1989 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer Contributing to this report were the Associated Press, United Press International, Reuters, USA Today and the New York Daily News
Margo Adams, who has made a career out of a defunct affair with baseball star Wade Boggs, has been arrested and charged with trying to shoplift a $258 coat from a department store in Costa Mesa, Calif. She was charged on Sunday, then released on her own recognizance after signing an agreement to appear in court later. In January, Adams, 33, pleaded guilty to running up $4,871 in bills at several stores with a charge card that wasn't hers. She was ordered to pay restitution and was put on three years informal probation.
TRAVEL
February 26, 2012
The ShermansTravel.com editorial staff has compiled this list of the Top 10 Airports for Shopping. "Whether killing time or scrambling to find last-minute souvenirs, most of us are at one time or another saved by airport shopping," the website says as it lists the travel hubs around the world that take retail seriously. 1. Amsterdam 2. Dubai 3. Frankfurt, Germany 4. Hong Kong 5. Johannesburg, S. Africa 6. London 7. Portland, Ore. 8. San Francisco 9. Singapore 10. Tokyo
NEWS
November 16, 2010 | By JOHN F. MORRISON, morrisj@phillynews.com 215-854-5573
SIMON PRIOLEAU knew he had it made. "I wanted the smartest girl I could find," he said. And he got her when he met and married Maude Howell. "She was not only smart; she was kind and loving," Simon said. "She was one hell of a woman!" Maude Howell Prioleau, a pharmacist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for 40 years and a bright, talented woman who discovered a knack for photography and whose slide shows were a big hit among family and friends, died Nov. 9. She was 74 and lived in Germantown.
NEWS
August 28, 1990 | By Dan Stets, Inquirer Staff Writer
The long, sun-baked quays at Port Rashid were silent yesterday. Only one small French container ship was tied up under the port's six giant overhead cranes, waiting to be unloaded. With U.S. warships prowling the Persian Gulf to enforce the U.N. trade embargo against Iraq, the tensions in the region are beginning to take a toll on business here at the largest port in the Middle East. Here and throughout the Persian Gulf, shipping sources say, commercial traffic has dropped and is expected to slow even more.
NEWS
March 24, 2012
Abdullahi Yusuf, 78, who rose from a guerrilla warrior to president of Somalia only to watch his administration crumble under a ferocious Islamic insurgency, died Friday in Dubai. Mr. Yusuf was president of the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia from 2004-2008. The Somali government announced a three-day mourning period for Mr. Yusuf, government spokesman Abdirahman Omar Osman said. Osman said Mr. Yusuf died Friday morning at a hospital in Dubai. The family said the death was caused by complications from pneumonia.
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September 21, 2015 | By Joe DePaolo, For The Inquirer
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.
BUSINESS
December 10, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
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)
TRAVEL
August 18, 2013 | By Rob and Jackie Adams, For The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
May 7, 2013 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
April 8, 2013 | By Michael Smerconish
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
January 13, 2013 | By Kamran Jebreili, Associated Press
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
November 26, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
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.
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