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December 21, 2011
Saladworks, a Conshohocken restaurant franchise with about 100 locations in 12 states, said it signed a 15-store agreement with a franchisee in Singapore. The first location in Singapore is slated to open next year, with two more to follow in 2013, Saladworks said. Saladworks was founded 25 years ago in the Cherry Hill Mall. In early 2008, Commerce Bank founder Vernon W. Hill II became a minority investor.    - Harold Brubaker
NEWS
December 14, 1986 | By Stephen Birnbaum, Special to The Inquirer
I'm going to be taking only a segment of a Pacific cruise, going aboard the ship in Singapore. I'll be joining some friends on the ship, but I thought I'd like to arrive in Singapore a few days ahead of time and do some sightseeing. Would a woman traveling alone feel uncomfortable or unsafe there? You're safe. Over the last 25 years, Singapore has turned into such a modern, bustling city that you may find yourself wishing for a little old- fashioned mystery, danger and tropical ambiance.
NEWS
October 4, 2010
Kwa Geok Choo, 89, the wife of Singapore's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, who described her as his "tower of strength," and mother of the city-state's current prime minister, died Saturday. Ms. Kwa suffered a stroke and brain hemorrhage in 2008 and had been bedridden and unable to speak since then. She is survived by her husband, two sons - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Lee Hsien Yang - and a daughter, neurologist Lee Wei Ling. Lee Kuan Yew, who is 87, stepped down as prime minister in 1990 but continues to wield influence in his son's cabinet under the title of minister mentor.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 1998 | By Gerald Etter, INQUIRER FOOD EDITOR
I'm not sure how comfortable Jack Flowers, the 53-year-old expatriate of Paul Theroux's Saint Jack, would be confronting his fear of dying while having a drink at the Old City restaurant named after the novel. But while Third Street bears little resemblance to the Singapore of the book, the compact menu at Saint Jack's, with its Asian accents, and the decor - a dragon splashed here and there, along with some explicitly erotic photos - tries to capture the spirit of Flowers' self-imposed exile.
NEWS
April 20, 1994 | BY MIKE ROYKO
Forget about Singapore for a moment. We have flogging in this country, and most of the time it isn't considered a big deal. The flogging that Jose and his twin brother, Angel, endured makes Singapore justice seem like patty-cake. And unlike the American in Singapore, who engaged in vandalism, they weren't guilty of anything. It was simply their misfortune to have a mother who lacked many traditional maternal instincts. The floggings happened about three years ago, when Angel and Jose were 4. Brought to a Chicago hospital, they were covered with severe welts from head to toe, front and back - plus some fingernail scratches, cigarette burns, space-heater burns and other wounds.
NEWS
March 17, 2015 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
Center City-based Morgan Lewis, the largest law firm in the U.S. in terms of lawyers based domestically, is growing again, this time overseas. The firm said Sunday it was combining with the Stamford Law Corp., an 80-lawyer firm based in Singapore, a booming commercial hub and island nation with a large footprint in shipping, manufacturing, and financial services. The announcement follows by four months Morgan Lewis' acquisition of much of the Bingham McCutchen law firm of Boston, a transaction that vaulted Morgan into the top ranks of firms globally.
NEWS
April 7, 1994 | BY CAL THOMAS
The U.S. government, which tried to instruct South Africa on proper race relations, is now giving Singapore advice on crime control. This even though our country has more people in prison than any other Western nation, even though we continue to set world records in criminal activity. What upsets the Clinton administration and many U.S. editorial writers is a case involving an American living in Singapore, 18-year-old Michael Fay, who was arrested last October and charged with 53 counts of vandalism and related offenses.
NEWS
January 12, 1992 | By Vernon Loeb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet command center is getting a new home, rent- free, and the landlord is sprucing up the place before the new tenant arrives. Moving out of its longtime home at Subic Bay Naval Base because the Philippine government rejected a new lease on the base, the fleet's command task force will come to Singapore, President Bush announced during a recent visit here. The move is part of a U.S. shift toward smaller, cheaper military arrangements in Southeast Asia.
NEWS
March 23, 1994 | BY MIKE ROYKO
Michael Fay. At the moment, his name might be unfamiliar, but I doubt if anyone has a greater potential to arouse heated emotions, headstrong opinions and emotional talk-show babble. Before long, it will happen. Fay, 18, is an American who lives in Singapore because that is where his mother and stepfather work for an American company. For those who flunked geography, Singapore is a city-state in the Far East. It has been described as looking like a prosperous California suburb.
BUSINESS
August 10, 2010 | By Mike Armstrong, Inquirer Columnist
   The average tenure for a chief executive officer is 6.3 years, according to a recent study by a management consulting firm.    That's nearly two years lower than it was in 2000, says Booz & Co.    The recent ousters of Tony Hayward , who'd been CEO of BP P.L.C . for little more than three years, and Mark Hurd , who led Hewlett-Packard Co. for just over five years, won't help to reverse that trend.    It still amazes me that Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. has had the same man at the top since 1979 - five times longer than the average CEO rides in the saddle.
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NEWS
July 11, 2015 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Comcast Corp. says it has broadened reach of its free international calling to India, Mexico, China, Singapore and South Korea for those who subscribe to Xfinity Voice Unlimited. Xfinity Voice's free international calling is now available to nearly half the world, the company says. Xfinity Voice Unlimited can be purchased as part of a double- or triple-play package with TV or Internet services, or as a standalone $45-a-month service. The upgraded international calling is now available for customers in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Nashville and Miami.
NEWS
March 17, 2015 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
Center City-based Morgan Lewis, the largest law firm in the U.S. in terms of lawyers based domestically, is growing again, this time overseas. The firm said Sunday it was combining with the Stamford Law Corp., an 80-lawyer firm based in Singapore, a booming commercial hub and island nation with a large footprint in shipping, manufacturing, and financial services. The announcement follows by four months Morgan Lewis' acquisition of much of the Bingham McCutchen law firm of Boston, a transaction that vaulted Morgan into the top ranks of firms globally.
NEWS
October 11, 2014 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than seven months after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the search for the plane is expected to resume in the Indian Ocean this month with crews trolling 23,000 square miles. Might the kernel of a better approach be found in a pond in Phoenixville? That is where Villanova University students are tinkering with a robotic boat, a two-pontoon craft equipped with a camera, a laser, and other electronics that let the boat locate obstacles and navigate on its own. The four-foot vessel is a prototype for a 16-foot version that the students and two faculty members will enter this month in a competition in Singapore, along with partners from Florida Atlantic University.
NEWS
May 17, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
T OMMY CHONG made a fortune as a stoner comic, but he doesn't think marijuana is a laughing matter anymore. These days, he sees pot as the antidote for what ails America. Chong, 74, thinks that legalizing and taxing weed on a federal level would offer numerous benefits. "Look at the situation we're in now," Chong said. "Sequesters. Cuts. Everything cut across the board. Now, the government is tapped into the biggest cash crop in the world. "There's little manufacturing cost.
BUSINESS
December 26, 2012 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brian Linton likes to talk trash. In fact, the more trash, the better. Trash is central to the marketing plan for his Center City apparel company, United by Blue. For every T-shirt, bag, or hoodie sold, the company vows to remove one pound of trash from the world's waterways. Making a donation wasn't good enough, said Linton, 26. "The brand I created was based on ocean conservation," he said. "It had to have a tangible impact. " Linton's mentor, Jaine Lucas, director of the Temple University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, describes him as a social entrepreneur.
SPORTS
July 30, 2012 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
LONDON - Matt Emmons is back in the Olympics in spite of a few serious obstacles. Let's see. There was the shooting range in Minnesota that closed down. There was the difficulty with clothing that didn't pull or bunch up and interfere with his concentration. There was the quest to find a gun he really liked. There was the cancer. "I had a hell of a time finding a jacket that fit right," Emmons said. Wait a minute. Rewind a bit. What was that about cancer? Emmons, 31, a South Jersey native with a singular Olympic career marked by triumph as well as trip-ups, really did sound more concerned about the impact of his gun and clothing problems.
NEWS
June 25, 2012 | By Larissa and Michael Milne
The city-state of Singapore is an intriguing place. An island perched at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, it's a major trading port where goods have been exchanged between China, India, and Arabia for centuries. Eventually, a wide array of cultures emerged. In the early 1800s Britain colonized Singapore, providing this Asian melting pot with a dash of European flair.   To see as much as possible, we decided to split up for a day. Fortunately we knew some native Singaporeans who would be our guides.
NEWS
December 21, 2011
Saladworks, a Conshohocken restaurant franchise with about 100 locations in 12 states, said it signed a 15-store agreement with a franchisee in Singapore. The first location in Singapore is slated to open next year, with two more to follow in 2013, Saladworks said. Saladworks was founded 25 years ago in the Cherry Hill Mall. In early 2008, Commerce Bank founder Vernon W. Hill II became a minority investor.    - Harold Brubaker
NEWS
April 1, 2011
Kenneth Lawrence Whiting, 78, a reporter and bureau chief for the Associated Press who covered civil strife and apartheid in Africa and Southeast Asia's economic transformation during overseas assignments spanning more than three decades, died Sunday at his home in Chatham, Mass. He had suffered from a liver ailment. Mr. Whiting began his career as a cub reporter for the Lynn Item in Massachusetts. He graduated from Boston University and got his first assignment with the AP in Camden, Maine.
BUSINESS
October 8, 2010 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a sign that the steep recession has done little to dampen the enthusiasm of Center City law firms for growth overseas, Duane Morris L.L.P. is set to announce a joint venture with a leading Sinapore firm it says will further open Asian markets to its U.S. clients while serving as an entree to new business revenue in the region. The firm said it had recently won approval from regulators in Singapore to form a joint venture with the 17-lawyer firm of Arfat Selvam Alliance, the first such pairing of a Singapore firm with a U.S.-based law firm.
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