Fitness · Physical fitness, a state of health and well-being of the body · Fitness (biology), an individual’s ability to propagate its genes · Fitness (cereal), a …
Female is the sex of an organism that produces the large non-motile ova, the type of gamete that fuses with the male gamete during sexual reproduction. A female has larger gametes than a male.
I prefer to sing in the shower because the acoustics make you sound great, baby. If my life was a song the title would be ‘Naima’. I wouldn’t compare myself to any past Idol contestant, because I don’t feel like I am like any of them. Maybe stories are cool but my story is different from most people’s story. I don’t like to compare myself to other people, I like to just be me. Why do I need succession planning? I’m very alert, I’m very vibrant. I have no intention to retire. I’ve already figured out when I’m going to be No. 2 and No. 1.
I look at every business and ask, How long can this last? How can I identify the status quo and change it? I see this as my humanitarian legacy. We’re prepared to pay billions. If I were to retire, I would keep my family’s interest in the company the same and say, Don’t sell. The rare case where the conquered is very satisfied with the conqueror. Kennedy cooked the soup that Johnson had to eat. In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity. History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured. A thick skin is a gift from God. The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt. All parts of the human body get tired eventually – except the tongue. Only the stupidest calves choose their own butcher.
In Sierra Leone last year there was just the two of us hanging out of a helicopter and, when we were in Bosnia, I drove an armoured vehicle, thousands of miles. When you are covering a life-or-death struggle, as British reporters were in 1940, it is legitimate and right to go along with military censorship, and in fact in situations like that there wouldn’t be any press without the censorship. Up until about 12 years ago we never, ever, wore flak jacket or helmets but now the nastiness has got worse. The better the information it has, the better democracy works. Silence and secrecy are never good for it.
People always seem to assume that we have a full, back-up support team – make-up, costume and a driver – but usually, in a war zone, there’s only me and the cameraman. On the Northern Ireland question, for instance, the British and Irish governments prohibit media contact with members of the IRA, but we have always gone ahead, believing in the right to information. Now children as young as nine carry AK47s which can kill 30 people in seconds. No two wars are identical. My job is to get to the heart of a story, to find out what’s really going on; to get it verified and, then, to get it out to as many people as possible as fast as. It wasn’t glamorous in my day. In the regions, reporters were seen as such low life that they didn’t merit their name in the Radio Times. Now people are interested in being famous. I never gave it a thought. If I’m in danger then it’s usually my fault and it’s up to me to get myself out of it. I am not in it just to get an adrenalin rush. No way!
I’ve never been one to sit around and eat my heart out. Life’s too short. I wrote in the book very specifically what I wanted to write about, period, and left it at. I don’t sit there and speculate. I’m not that sort of person. It wastes time, actually. Beslan, where the Russian authorities stopped live coverage of the school being stormed, was an illustration of the progress we still have to make. But in the first Gulf war the United Kingdom was not under any threat from Iraq, and is still less so in the second one. Then there is no justification for obstructing freedom of information, particularly as nations have a right to know what their soldiers are being used for.
It’s totally mistaken to suppose that an armed escort is going to give a journalist any protection – on the contrary, journalists who turn up surrounded by armed personnel are just turning themselves into targets and in even worse danger. I also read modern novels – I have just had to read 60 as I am one of the judges for the Orange Fiction Prize. I will never retire. I don’t want to be involved in endless media gossip. I have never been attracted to any kind of violence. I have nothing to do with the selection of stories. I’m the reporter.