August 8, 2016 |
HAMILTON, Bermuda - This small island, only 21 square miles in size and 650 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., gave the world Bermuda shorts (still used as part of the island uniform), Bermuda onions (still used in island cuisine), and Bermuda grass (still used on the island's ubiquitous golf courses). Bermuda has earned literary cred, as well. An early chronicler of its infamous Triangle, William Shakespeare, used it as the shipwreck setting of The Tempest, making it the only New World location the Bard ever cited by name.
July 22, 2016 |
Lori King expected the pain. You don't swim for more than 21 hours in the open waters around Bermuda - all the way around, Elbow Beach to Elbow Beach - without aching shoulders, head winds exacting their toll, seemingly whatever direction she swam. A former La Salle University swimmer, Class of 1997, King felt she nailed her nutrition in the run-up to last month's swim. She was ready for the cold water. Still, 16 hours in, aiming for land points that seemed never to arrive - "Objects always appear closer than they are" - she eventually knew her right rotator cuff had slightly torn.
April 13, 2015 |
The rocky cliff platform looked perilous from below, and even more perilous when I stood on it. My wife, Christina, my two teenage kids from a previous marriage, and I had arrived by cruise ship in Bermuda that morning - a happy occurrence as 48 hours earlier, we'd been expecting a trip north from New York to St. John, Newfoundland. Hurricane Arthur, however, had other plans, creeping up the East Coast early last July. Carnival Cruises made the eleventh-hour decision to take us southeast instead, ahead of the storm, to the pink sands of Bermuda.
July 4, 2013 |
For Pete Altringer, the June-long slog-athon that has lapped into July has been almost a complete washout. "This by far was the worst month of the year," said Altringer, owner of Main Line Auto Wash, which has four very much rained-upon locations in the region. So, probably more than most people, Altringer was heartened to learn that the monsoon is relenting; that July Fourth might actually be dry and devoid of atmospheric fireworks; and that the weekend could be rain-free. That would be quite a change.
June 24, 2013
By Joe Sestak My family is an Apple family. I use my iPhone to make calls and send e-mails and my iPod when I jog, and my daughter uses my iPad to play Wheel of Fortune . A few months ago, on my iPad, I saw something about Google's "double Irish with a Dutch sandwich. " This is not a food and drink combination; it's a tax avoidance scheme. And it's not just Google that uses this technique; so do Twitter and Apple. Over a three-year span, Google was able to avoid more than $3 billion in taxes by reducing its overseas tax rate to just 2.4 percent.
October 3, 2012
A former baggage handler at Philadelphia International Airport was sentenced to 36 months' probation for smuggling marijuana on flights bound for Bermuda, authorities said. Brian Wade smuggled drugs on US Airways flights for more than 10 years, said the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations. Wade was paid with cash that was smuggled onto flights from Bermuda to Philadelphia. On Oct. 7, 2010, his smuggling activity was noticed by another employee, and the airport was briefly shut down over fears of terrorism.
September 28, 2012
LAST WEEKEND'S pre-election edition of the annual Bykofsky Family Fun Fest was held in Florida's I-4 "swing" corridor, rather than the usual location in deep-blue south Florida. We gathered in Orlando to decide the presidency and to celebrate my father's birthday (96 1/2) and mine (21++). Twelve adults and six juveniles were present, camped in a rented nine-bedroom hacienda (complete with in-ground pool, game room, 10-seat theater) - kind of a Mitt Romney-style vacation home. The $5,000 for four days was paid by patriarch Syd, the lifelong socialist who cannot make peace with the idea that he is comfortably middle class.
September 10, 2012 |
HAMILTON, Bermuda - Tropical Storm Leslie's outer bands buffeted Bermuda with gusty winds and rain Sunday as it slowly edged past the wary British enclave on a path that was expected to take it to Canada's Newfoundland later in the week. The government reopened the L.F. Wade International Airport in the early evening after keeping it closed for most of the day due to tropical storm winds. Major airlines already had canceled flights to the British Atlantic territory of about 65,000 inhabitants.
September 7, 2012 |
HAMILTON, Bermuda - Tourists postponed holidays in Bermuda and locals stocked up on emergency supplies as a stalled Hurricane Leslie spun over open ocean south of the wealthy British Atlantic territory Thursday. Hotel cancellations were reported across the territory, which is popular with tourists for its pink sand beaches and with businesspeople as an offshore financial haven. Bermuda's Weather Service issued a storm watch late Thursday afternoon, while the Category 1 storm was stationary about 430 miles south-southeast of the storm-hardened British enclave.
September 7, 2012 |
As Hurricane Leslie heads north toward Bermuda, a leftover portion of Hurricane Isaac has found its way back to the Gulf of Mexico, where it's threatening to become a new tropical storm. Leslie could become a Category 2 storm before nearing Bermuda on Sunday. Its projected path should take it north toward Nova Scovia, sparing the U.S. East Coast, according to the National Hurricane Center. After making landfall in Louisiana on Aug. 27, Isaac dumped rain as it moved up the Mississippi Valley and then "was ripped in half" as it curved eastward, according to meteorologist Jeff Masters of WeatherUnderground.com.