October 21, 2012 |
Situation : We wanted to visit Africa independently so we could avoid the expense, crowds, and early-morning wake-up calls of group safaris. Problem: In two popular countries for viewing wild game, Kenya and Tanzania, travelers are warned against moving about the country on their own due to safety concerns. Solution: Namibia. The 22-year-old nation on the southwest coast of Africa has developed a reputation as a safe spot for drive-yourself vacations. It offers an abundance of wild animals, a sterling national park system, and spectacular scenery.
January 4, 2011 |
A tense nation waited yesterday for Lindsay Lohan to emerge into the light. Citizens were torn by conflicting reports. Some said that although LiLo's court-mandated 90-day stint at the Betty Ford Center was over, she wanted to stay longer, so she could take more sobriety classes. We were all fooled! News broke about 5 p.m. that LiLo had been released early in the morning. In secret. LiLo's mom, Dina Lohan , was effusive. "It's a great day," she told E! News. Before leaving, LiLo had tweeted of hope, quoting her pal Mohandas K. Gandhi . But her sojourn wasn't exactly bucolic.
July 16, 2010
Marrack Goulding, 73, a British diplomat who served as the first head of U.N. peacekeeping operations, died last Friday in London. No cause of death was given. Mr. Goulding was appointed undersecretary-general for special political affairs, in charge of peacekeeping operations, in 1986. He was closely involved in setting up the U.N. Department for Peacekeeping Operations in 1992. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Mr. Goulding "led an area of exponential growth at an exceptionally challenging time of change for the organization and for the world as a whole.
December 13, 2006 |
NOTHING LIKE a new movie to get an actress babbling about the things she once insisted were NOYB. Angelina Jolie stars in "The Good Shepherd," out next Friday, and wouldn't you know it, she's ready to clear up a few things regarding her baby daddy, Brad Pitt, and how they got together. Let's start before it started, when she was "content to be a single mom" and Pitt was seemingly content to be married to "Friends" actress Jennifer Anniston. Then Angie, 31, and Brad, 42, crossed and, er, double-crossed paths while making the film "Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
December 10, 2006 |
We'd been rattling across the desert all morning, cloudless blue sky above and rings of mountains far ahead. Every now and then, our guide would shout over the din to point out some example of local fauna darting through the brush: Ostrich! Wildebeest! Springbok! And then, as the straight-line highway charged toward a horizon that seemed no closer than it had at dawn, he slammed on the brakes. "You want some pictures of local people?" he asked, gesturing to the group of Herero farmhands whose horse-drawn wagon was clattering alongside.
August 6, 2006 |
Good news for folks moving to Namibia. The Burning Shore hotel, which, according to its Web site, is "nestled amidst [the] ethereal beauty" of "the largest sand dunes in the world," will be auctioned off Aug. 30, TMZ.com says. It's a steal at any price, since, according to the hotel's Web site, the locale is somewhere between Frank Herbert's Dune and the Philadelphia Zoo (as seen by William S. Burroughs): "Along the burning shore, the dunes rise like the crested back of a monstrous Serpent, twisting along the shoreline.
March 3, 2003 |
TALK ABOUT corporate synergy. Playboy gives "Hot in Herre" artist Nelly a camera to take nekkid model shots for its April issue and Hugh Hefner and nekkid Playboy bunnies then show up in Nelly's new video "Work It," with Justin Timberlake. The vid was shot at the Playboy mansion and this one has too much flesh for even flesh-happy MTV. If you want to see what the London Sun is billing as the uncut world exclusive, check out www.thesun.co.uk/article/ 0,,2003080005-2003081405,,00.
April 11, 2001 |
Consider this formula: Y = 0.365 + 0.137 X1 + 0.116 X2. Chances are it does not make you think about beer, but yesterday in a presentation at Rutgers University-Camden, a group of graduate students used it to discuss just that. While most college students encounter beer from the business end of a bottle, Barbara Bickart's M.B.A. class has been taking a look at the business of getting new beer into a buyer's hand. Specifically, the students conducted a target-market study for Windhoek Lager, a beer made in Namibia.
March 19, 2000 |
Brandi Chastain, whose overtime penalty kick won the women's World Cup last summer, scored on a penalty kick in the ninth minute yesterday in Loule, Portugal, to give the United States a 1-0 soccer victory over Norway and its first Algarve Cup title. Norway, which had won the Algarve Cup four times and had beaten the Americans twice this year, almost got the equalizer two minutes after halftime, but Dagny Mellgren missed from a sharp angle. The Cup is seen as a tune-up for the Sydney Olympics.
September 16, 1999 |
Larry Bird said yesterday that he plans to step down as coach of the Indiana Pacers at the end of the 1999-2000 season when his three-year contract expires. "Do I expect Larry to coach after next season? No," club president Donnie Walsh said of Bird's statement, adding that he hadn't sat down with Bird since last season to discuss his plans. Speaking during a news conference to promote his book, Bird Watching: On Playing and Coaching the Game I Love, Bird confirmed that he had no plans to coach after the coming season.