GLOBAL NEWS FROM PHL

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Article written by Kyle Purchase on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association On July 25th, I had the privilege of being part of a once-in-a lifetime experience. I got the chance to watch my favorite soccer club, FC Bayern München, play at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. In front of a crowd of over 30,000 fans, the 28-time German Bundesliga champions played another distinguished soccer club, Juventus FC, who are 34-time champions of the Italian Serie A competition. The teams were playing as part of an international exhibition tournament called the International Champions Cup. 
July 30, 2018
Written by Gigi McGraw on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association On Sunday, June 24, 2018, Philadelphia officially joined the world-wide festival known as the Maker Faire. Held on the campus grounds of the University of Pennsylvania’s Pennovation Center, located at 3401 Grays Ferry Avenue, the Faire – a mini version of the traditional Maker Faire, which was created in 2006 – showcased a wide array of inventors, artists, entrepreneurs, crafters, and groups dedicated to addressing issues of sustainability through innovative products and design.
July 30, 2018
Jeremy Nowak, 66, a prominent civic investor, advocate, and commentator who founded the Philadelphia-based Reinvestment Fund, later led the William Penn Foundation, and chaired boards of organizations including the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Mastery Charter Schools, and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, died Saturday at Lankenau Medical Center of complications from a heart attack. Mr. Nowak, of Lower Merion, suffered the heart attack July 11, said Jessica Cohen-Nowak, 31, his daughter. She was among the relatives with him when he died.
July 30, 2018
Written by Kyle Purchase on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association
July 25, 2018
Article written by Kyle Purchase on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association What do Connie Mack, Dallas Green, and Charlie Manuel all have in common? Each was a former manager of a Philadelphia baseball team and each has led their teams to become World Series championships!
July 16, 2018
Tom Caramanico has been the president of McCormick Taylor, Inc., an engineering company, since 1988. He previously owned the company, having sold it to an internal group in 2011, and continues to serve as president. With 480 employees in 19 offices located in nine states, the firm specializes in transportation planning, environmental studies, traffic studies and highway and bridge design. 
July 8, 2018
Article written by Kyle Purchase on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association. Photo by Sam Wermut on Unsplash
July 8, 2018
Article written by Will Becker on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association
July 8, 2018
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has planned 175 ceremonies, swearing-in some 14,000 new citizens, by July 10, to celebrate independence.  One of them, Wednesday, at the Betsy Ross house in Philadelphia, was devoted to children. Thirteen children from seven countries were sworn in, most of them the children of immigrants who've become U.S. citizens, themselves, and thus can sponsor their children. 
July 5, 2018
Article written by Kyle Purchase on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association  Photo credit: National Park Service
June 30, 2018