September 18, 2013 |
LONDON - Exactly a year before Scotland decides whether to remain part of Great Britain or go it alone, supporters of independence clashed Wednesday with those who want to stay in the British fold, heralding 12 months of searching debate over fundamental notions of national identity. Scottish voters go to the polls Sept. 18, 2014, in a historic referendum that could radically redraw the political map of the British Isles. First Minister Alex Salmond, an ardent nationalist, said the time had come for Scotland to break away from England and Wales and claim sovereignty over weighty matters of state, from defense to education, without interference from the central British government in London.
September 29, 2012 |
As we slip into October, I decided to assemble my first-ever Fantasy Halloween League of the Top 13 haunted mazes at theme parks around the world. Think of the Top 13 list as a nightmare fantastic park with the most demented, disturbing and disgusting collection of haunted attractions ever gathered in one virtual place. Or my definition of a dream vacation if I had a bottomless budget and unlimited vacation time to jet around the world to the best and most bizarre haunts.
May 7, 2010 |
Famed physicist Stephen Hawking set off chatter in the scientific community in late April when he posited the existence of intelligent aliens on his new TV series, "Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking" —adding that it would be best for human beings to avoid contact with them. Hawking speculated that such aliens would likely be nomads, living in ships after sucking their own planet dry of resources, and hopping from one interstellar refueling station to the next. Earth, he said, shouldn't do anything to encourage their visit.
February 3, 2003
Here are this week's key releases on video/DVD, available beginning Tuesday. *--* Video/DVDs BOX OFFICE (MILLIONS) DOMESTIC FOREIGN "Sweet Home $126.4 $7.6 (United Kingdom only) Alabama" Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas; directed by Andy Tennant "Igby Goes Down" $4.7 -- Kieran Culkin, Susan Sarandon; directed by Burr Steers "Formula 51" $5.1 $6.1 (United Kingdom only) Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Carlyle; directed by Ronny Yu *--* *--* Source: Internet Movie Database *--*
October 17, 2013 |
A year ago, word went out that Rupert Murdoch was looking to buy this newspaper. Reaction was swift, strong and all over the map. Some envisioned the father of Fox News turning The Times into another partisan mouthpiece. Others fretted over Murdoch's enmeshment in the United Kingdom's huge phone-hacking and police-corruption scandal. A few countered: Here is a man who loves newspapers and invests in them, lavishly. In short, the response was as complicated as the man. This is the challenge facing David Folkenflik in "Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires.
August 22, 2013 |
Don't expect a whiskey shortage anytime soon. Jack Daniel's is investing $100 million to expand its distillery operations in Lynchburg, Tenn., the brand's parent company Brown-Forman Corp. said Thursday. The addition of new stills and barrel warehouses was needed to meet soaring global demand for the iconic American whiskey. Sales of Jack Daniel's have grown for 21 consecutive years, the company said, underscoring the rising appetite for U.S. bourbon and Tennessee whiskey.
May 20, 2013 |
A unique new haunted attraction opening this summer at a small United Kingdom theme park will combine a walk-through horror maze featuring live actors with a dark ride journey inside an abandoned mine shaft. The Hobs Pit maze and ride is set to open June 2 at Pleasurewood Hills theme park in Lowestoft, England, located about 100 miles northeast of London on the North Sea coast. Theme Parks: What may come to Wizarding World of Harry Potter 2.0 at Universal Orlando The 30-year-old amusement park has been promoting the new attraction with a clever viral marketing campaign that hints at the ride's paranormal back story.
May 5, 1991 |
If you plan extensive travel within the United Kingdom, look into the "Visit United Kingdom" fares offered by Dan-Air in conjunction with Air U.K. The special fares apply to any destination that the two airlines serve on their combined routes in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Dan-Air's route includes London (Heathrow and Gatwick airports), Manchester, Newcastle and the island of Jersey, plus Aberdeen and Inverness, Scotland. Air U.K.