July 3, 2011 |
Marta, voted the world's top female soccer player for the last five years in a row, scored her first two goals of the 2011 Women's World Cup in Germany on Sunday to help Brazil overpower Norway, 3-0, and clinch a place in the quarterfinals. Earlier, Australia survived a blatant refereeing error and edged Equatorial Guinea, 3-2, to stay in the hunt for a place in the tournament's last eight. First, the Brazilians. Playing in front of a crowd of 26,067 in Wolfsburg, Brazil took the lead midway through the first half when Marta danced through a slow and lumbering Norwegian defense to slot the ball home.
July 2, 2011
SERIES Aarti Party: In the season premiere, "Summertime and the Cookin' Is Easy," Aarti prepares an assortment of hot-weather dishes that require little or no time slaving over a hot stove (9 a.m. Food). Down Home With the Neelys: The season premiere features a crab cake BLT with dill tartar sauce; lime fries and buttermilk slaw (11:30 a.m. Food). CHAOS: When the agents are sent to Germany to bring a rogue agent home, they learn he's discovered an underground drug ring in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS)
June 29, 2011 |
Goals continued to be difficult to come by at the Women's World Cup in Germany, and Wednesday was the leanest day yet. Brazil, with five-time world player of the year Marta leading its attack, managed to score only once in a 1-0 victory over Australia in Moenchengladbach. Earlier, former world champion Norway struggled to accomplish even that much in a 1-0 win over Equatorial Guinea in Augsburg. So far, in eight World Cup matches involving each of the 16 teams in the tournament, only 14 goals have been scored, an average of 0.875 per game.
July 8, 2008 |
A court in this West African nation convicted former British officer Simon Mann of being the key player in a 2004 coup plot and sentenced him to 34 years in prison. During his trial, Mann, 55, acknowledged that he knowingly took part in the attempt to topple the government. His lawyer, however, argued that Mann was a secondary player and not the author of the botched coup. The prosecution charged that Mann and the other plotters intended to install an exiled opposition leader in exchange for a share of the nation's oil wealth.
November 19, 2006
WEALTHY MALIBU residents may not realize it, but they have an unusual new neighbor. Mel, Cher, Barbra -- meet Teodoro, heir apparent to one of the most corrupt and repressive regimes in Africa. Earlier this year, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangu, eldest son of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, bought a $35-million Malibu mansion complete with ocean views, pool and a four-hole golf course.
July 18, 2005 |
A Russian-made plane believed to be carrying more than 50 passengers and crew crashed in a forest in Equatorial Guinea, killing all aboard, officials said Sunday. The Antonov-32 plowed into dense woods 18 miles south of the country's capital, Malabo, on the island of Bioko, shortly after leaving the city's airport Saturday for the southern town of Bata on the mainland, Information Minister Alfonso Nsue Mokuy said. "There are no survivors.