March 25, 2013 |
MIAMI - Two skydivers died during weekend jumps at a popular Florida, and the co-owner of the facility said Sunday that they did not deploy their main parachutes. Deputies found the bodies of the skydiving instructor and a student, both from Iceland, on Saturday after the two didn't return from a jump with a group, setting off an hours-long air and ground search around the site in Zephyrhills, about 30 miles northeast of Tampa. Pasco County sheriff's authorities identified the victims as instructor Orvar Arnarson, 41, and student Andrimar Pordarson, 25. The men jumped separately, not in tandem.
March 13, 2013 |
CHICAGO - American midfielder Carli Lloyd will be sidelined 6 to 8 weeks after breaking a bone in her left shoulder during the Algarve Cup. After initially saying the injury was minor, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced Tuesday that an MRI showed the fracture. Lloyd, who is from Delran, N.J., was injured March 6 against Iceland and missed matches against China and Sweden. She also will miss Wednesday's Algarve final against Germany at Faro, Portugal Lloyd has 43 goals in 154 international appearances, including the gold-medal game-winners for the United States in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
March 10, 2013 |
REYKJAVIK, Iceland - In the age of instant information, globe-spanning viral videos, and the World Wide Web, can a thoroughly wired country become a porn-free zone? Authorities in Iceland want to find out. The government of the tiny North Atlantic nation is drafting plans to ban pornography, in print and online, in an attempt to protect children from a tide of violent sexual imagery. The proposal by Interior Minister Ogmundur Jonasson has caused an uproar. Opponents say the move will censor the Web, encourage authoritarian regimes, and undermine Iceland's reputation as a Scandinavian bastion of free speech.
July 21, 2012 |
PRINCETON - Police are searching for a beloved resident who has gone missing - a 100-pound stuffed bighorn sheep that has sat in front of a wool shop for decades. Princeton Borough police said Lindi, the mascot that had guarded the entrance to Landau's, a family-owned wool shop, for nearly 40 years, has been missing since Monday, the Trenton Times reported. The Nassau Street landmark is a popular subject for tourist photos. Store owner Robert Landau told the newspaper that he spent $10,000 in the 1970s to ship the award-winning specimen from its native Iceland as a representative of the business Landau's was doing with that country.
July 3, 2012 |
IT MUST HAVE been hard living in the shadow of "Mission: Impossible" star Tom Cruise. But the proverbial final straw, the thing that may have prompted Katie Holmes to file for divorce from Cruise, may have been the latter's reported insistence on sending the couple's daughter, Suri, to a boot-camp-style program designed to indoctrinate her in the teachings of Scientology. Cruise is said to be a big fan of Sea Org, as it's known. Humph. Ain't no man worth all that. If reports that that is what's behind the split are accurate, it's no wonder why Katie Holmes finally packed her things and moved into a new New York City apartment with her 6-year-old daughter.
July 3, 2012 |
FOR A NUMBER of years, I have been having regular discussions about the world's economic situation with a very close friend. To keep him in proper perspective, I should note that while he is not in the top 1 percent of America's wealthiest, he is certainly in the top 20 percent and possibly 10 percent. He is now retired. Most of our disagreements concern the best way to get out of our economic doldrums. He is firmly convinced that the only way to restore substantial growth is to have an austerity program with a key provision of sharp cuts in government spending at all levels of government.
June 8, 2012 |
There are so many truly fascinating ideas floating around InterAct Theatre's world premiere of Kara Lee Corthron's drama Etched in Skin on a Sunlit Night , it's a wonder she managed to cram them all into the same play. Then again, there's a big difference between cramming and finessing. For starters, Jules (Phyllis Johnson), an African American painter living in Iceland, married to Ólafur (Ian Bedford), an investment banker and native, harbors a dark, secret past. She also receives hallucinatory visitations from Jónsi (Jered McLenigan)
March 4, 2012
1. c. Costa Rica, president. 2. a. Argentina, president. 3. j. Lithuania, president. 4. e. Finland, president. 5. b. Bangladesh, prime minister. 6. i. Liberia, president. 7. f. Germany, chancellor. 8. h. India, president. 9. g. Iceland, prime minister. 10. d. Denmark, prime minister.
August 26, 2011 |
Eve Shafter Adalsteinsson, 57, of Kennett Square, who wrote about her fight with breast cancer, died of the disease Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. Mrs. Adalsteinsson was found to have advanced breast cancer in 1996 and underwent various treatments, including a bone-marrow transplant, her daughter Solny said. During that time, Mrs. Adalsteinsson counseled other women who had cancer. "They counted on her for her knowledge and humor to cope with their illnesses," her daughter said.
May 23, 2011 |
REYKJAVIK, Iceland - A volcano in Iceland was flinging ash, smoke, and steam miles into the air Sunday, dropping a thick layer of gray soot in an eruption far more forceful - but likely with far less impact - than the one that grounded planes across Europe last year. The country's main airport was closed and pilots were warned to steer clear of Iceland as areas close to the Grimsvotn volcano were plunged into darkness. But scientists said a widespread aviation shutdown was unlikely, in part because the ash from this eruption is coarser and falling to Earth more quickly.