October 29, 2012 |
- Clayton Kershaw was presented Sunday with the Roberto Clemente Award, the top humanitarian honor bestowed by Major League Baseball. Kershaw, 24, the Dodgers' ace and the defending National League Cy Young Award winner, has worked with community organizations in Los Angeles and in his hometown of Dallas. However, he and his wife, Ellen , have focused on building an orphanage in Zambia. Kershaw is the youngest winner of an award that has been presented since 1971, with recipients including Willie Mays , Cal Ripken Jr. , Dave Winfield and 11 other Hall of Fame members.
October 7, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Zambia may not seem like the hottest investment out there. Disease, unemployment and poverty threaten its 14 million people in the small sub-Saharan nation. Zambia also faces an electricity shortage, while its roads and train system fall apart. And the country depends heavily on copper mining to fuel any economic growth. Yet when Zambia debuted bonds on the market last month, it wound up selling $750 million worth of fixed-income securities to investors - 50% more than originally planned.
May 1, 2012 |
Looking for an African safari that works for adults and teens? U.K.-based Expert Africa creates itineraries with teens and tweens in mind. The Spotted Hyaena Safari, for example, explores the wildlife-rich South Luangwa River in Zambia and offers nature walks and safari quizzes for kids 12 and older to take on day and night drives into the bush. Children also may spend afternoons cooling off in a swimming pool at one of the rustic camps and listening for the sounds of lions and other animals.
February 18, 2012
Richard Horn and his wife, Linda, were visiting Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia in September when they saw this group of children on a field trip. "I noticed one little boy who looked in our direction and gave us a sort of shy look out of the corner of his eye," said Horn. "So I just snapped a picture at that moment. It turned out to be one of my favorite photos from the trip. " The San Clemente resident used a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V. View past photos we've featured . To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery . When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when.
January 29, 2012
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is available only through their website. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or delegation. The Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory, http://www.towd.com , is a helpful website. Anguilla: Anguilla Tourist Board, (877) 426-4845, http://www.ivisitanguilla.com.
October 26, 2011 |
More than 60 years ago, Norman Carr helped start an animal reserve and opened it to the public in what was then northern Rhodesia. These days the tour company that bears his name, Norman Carr Safaris, continues to offer lodge stays and safaris in South Luangwa in Zambia. A six-night safari in Zambia is on sale at 2-for-1 prices. The tour includes a lodge stay in South Luangwa National Park and safaris to see impala, hippos, baboons, migrating birds (such as the malachite kingfisher in the photo)