Annie Duke is a mother of four and considered the best female poker player in the world. In a candid interview she explains why poker is not a game of luck and why one should never try to flirt with her at a poker table.
Photographer Gilles Peress has been in conflict areas around the world for the past 30 years to portray reality – no matter how horrific. He has been in the midst of the Iranian revolution and the genocide in Rwanda to raise public awareness of global issues. And while he is often in the hot zone, he believes adrenaline is addictive and dangerous.
While General Motors and Ford report record losses, Toyota is flourishing in the United States. Can it really be because the company values the opinions of its workers? A visit to Toyota Town in Georgetown, Kentucky.
Anderson in Indiana is a reminder of the golden age of America's automobile industry. General Motors once employed 24,000 people here in 20 plants. Now it's the generous pensions of its former workers that are keeping the town going. A report from a bygone age.
She’s as fast a talker as her father once was. She is the undefeated World Champion. Now boxer Laila Ali talks about her tremendous will to always win, her hope to be a mother and the presumably weaker punch of Muhammad Ali.
Highly educated and experienced professionals from developing countries often have themselves out as taxi drivers or dishwashers. An enormous loss for America, says Jane Leu. She places immigrants in jobs that match their skills.
Sound mixer Kevin O’Connell, 50, hopes to win an Oscar on February 25. He’s nominated for Best Sound Mixing the Mel Gibson epic Apocalypto. It’s his nineteenth nomination for an Academy Award. He has never won. This has given him the title of biggest loser in Hollywood, despite having mixed the sound on more than 100 movies. His credits include films like Spider-Man 1 through 3, Top Gun, Terminator 3 or Black Rain.
That happiness does not lie in money alone is something that Professor Ronald Inglehart can prove scientifically. For 30 years, the American political scientist has been studying global value systems. What has emerged is a clear trend toward self-expression.
For five years now, Dr. Mostafa Analoui has been helping US drugmaker Pfizer Inc. to identify new methods for developing pharmaceuticals. He attaches a central role to nanotechnology. At the same time, he cautions investors and patients against overblown expectations.
In 1989 Don Eigler wrote nano-history. The IBM scientist used 35 xenon atoms to create a minute IBM logo. At the beginning of September this year, the physicist accepted an invitation from Credit Suisse to speak about the future of information technology in Boston. Eigler is in no doubt that nanotechnology will play a key role in the development of IT.
Bull riding is the new booming sport from America. It has nothing to do with cowboy romanticism; these courageous daredevil riders are modern gladiators. The target audience is young, urban and educated. The eight-second duel is incredibly brutal and the rescue paramedics are a godsend.
Global thirst for fossil fuels is driving gasoline prices in the USA to record highs, triggering an unforeseen boom in the renewable energy sector. Corn farmers, politicians and investors all see ethanol as the tank fuel of the future.
UBS banker Hanspeter Walder embezzled his US clients for 75 Million dollars. He invested the money to convert an old castle into a luxury hotel. These days, however, he is no longer lounging in posh hotels and restaurants; he is behind bars.
He developed the invention of the century and launched a new lifestyle with the MP3-Music Player iPod from Apple. Tony Fadell, secret star of the computer industry, is not permitted to tell anyone. Now he does.
Leah is a real doll - medium-sized rounded breasts, pretty face and lips with a permanent pout. She's 100 % silicon, the best selling model from California's Abyss Creations, whose detailed, $6500 plastic girls are definitely the top end of the sex toy market.
Sales of luxury timepieces are booming in the United States. The problem is there aren’t enough people to repair and service them. Rolex decided to remedy the situation by training watchmakers in the heart of small-town America.