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Brunei’s new laws affect sultan’s Hollywood ties

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood is responding to harsh new laws in the tiny Southeast Asia nation of Brunei by boycotting the Beverly Hills Hotel. The Motion Picture & Television Fund joined a growing list of organizations and individuals Monday refusing to do business with hotels owned by the sultan …

World’s Most Traveled Man: The Contenders – Businessweek

For too long, Fred Finn was a champion without a rival. Since 1983, Finn, 72, a cheery, aristocratic, British-born businessman, has held the Guinness World Record for Most Air Miles Flown by a Passenger. He’s now past 15 million miles. Tom Stuker, 59, a fast-talking American who sometimes wears a cowboy …

Spaceport America Unveiled, Prepping for Launches Next Year – Launch Pad – Curbed National

Designed by starchitect Norman Foster, the Virgin Spaceport is slated to become operational in 2013, when the first commercial spaceflights are supposed to begin. Spaceport America, located in the deserts of southern New Mexico, is the world’s first “purpose-built spaceport” and home to Virgin Galactic, the Richard Branson-funded venture behind …

Watercooler Stories – May 31, 2012 – UPI.com

No naked kite-surfing for B.C. premier VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 31 (UPI) — British Columbia Premier Christy Clark says billionaire Richard Branson‘s suggestion she take part in some naked kite-surfing was not “very respectful.” Last week, when Branson was in town to promote Virgin Atlantic’s first London to Vancouver flight, …