Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso -- this year has witnessed the evolution of some classic rivalries that bode for an intriguing 2013 sporting calendar.
Diego Mendieta was a man who needed help. There he lay, helpless. Alone. Dying. There were no news stories. There was no #prayforMendieta hashtag, not even a line on the internet. With the world oblivious to his plight, the Paraguayan, thousands of miles from home, passed away at the age of 32 in an Indonesian hospital on Tuesday. Mendieta was a footballer who formerly played for Persis Solo, a club based 90 minutes' flight from the capital Jakarta.
Apple will begin manufacturing a computer in the United States next year, says CEO Tim Cook, marking a shift in perhaps the most-criticized element of the company's beloved gadget empire.
Could the phrase "burn a disc" soon be interred in the digital graveyard, resting peacefully alongside "You've got mail!" and the chirping, buzzing hum of a dial-up modem? Some technology analysts, along with some of the most influential computer makers in the world, say yes. Optical disc drives take up precious space in our ever-shrinking gadgets, and the ability to stream music or movies on demand has made CDs and DVDs less essential.
The term "local" is used frequently in conversations centered on the American food system. Is it 50 miles from your home or 500? Must the food be purchased directly from the farmer? Can the food be sourced by a retailer and sold under a "local" label for stronger buying power?
Blame it on my childhood. During the 1970's in suburban Worcester, Massachusetts, it was long my mother's ambition to grace our brick Colonial with hush-inducing purity. She thought that by putting a single candle in each of the windows at Christmas, our house would be the envy of the neighborhood--- a magical locus of holiday coziness and kinship, the visual equivalent of nutmeg.