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Google CEO Message To North Korea: Accept Internet Or Face Economic Decline
2013-01-10 13:02:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google Chairman Eric Schmidt returned from a four-day visit to North Korea on Thursday with a challenge for the East Asian country and its leader, Kim Jong-un: accept the Internet, or risk further economic decline. “As the world becomes increasingly connected, their decision to be virtually isolated is very much going to affect their physical world, their economic growth and so forth and it will make it harder for them to...

Google Chief Visits North Korea This Week
2013-01-07 07:11:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The head of one of the most prominent technology companies is part of a delegation that arrived in North Korea on Monday -- a trip that has stirred up some controversy, partially because of its timing. Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, is visiting the East Asian country as part of a group that also includes former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, USA Today's Kim Hjelmgaard reports. Richardson has described the...

2011-04-13 05:07:00

Former New Mexico Governor Named to Best Shot Board WASHINGTON, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Best Shot Foundation, a leading organization devoted to fighting the world's deadliest killer of children under the age of five, announced today that recent New Mexico Governor William B. (Bill) Richardson III, has been elected to its Board of Directors. Richardson, former Secretary of Energy and Ambassador to the UN, becomes the sixth board member of the two-year-old foundation,...

2011-01-01 06:00:00

The outgoing Governor of New Mexico decided not to issue a posthumous pardon to the notorious Wild West outlaw Billy the Kid on his last day in office. Governor Bill Richardson had been asked to pardon the bandit to fulfill a promise of clemency in exchange for testifying in a murder case. He announced on Friday that he declined because of insufficient details about the pact between Garrett and the outlaw. According to the legend, Henry "Billy the Kid" McCarty killed 21 people, one for each...

2010-12-28 13:20:00

The majority of people say that they are in favor of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson pardoning Billy the Kid. Richardson's office has received 809 emails and letters in the survey that ended on Sunday, with 430 arguing for the pardon and 370 opposing it. The office created a website in mid-December after Albuquerque attorney Randi McGinn petitioned for a pardon, contending New Mexico Territorial Governor Lew Wallace promised one in return for the Kid's testimony in a murder case against...

2010-03-17 10:30:00

SAN DIEGO, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Esportsboard (http://www.esportsboard.com) announced the launch of the first local classifieds service dedicated exclusively to sports, recreation and fitness. Supported by prominent national sports organizations, Esportsboard provides a powerful platform that connects local communities around the sports they care about. "We are excited to officially announce the launch of Esportsboard.com to serve the 160M Americans actively participating in sports...

2010-01-08 15:50:00

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP) announced that honorary New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will co-chair the 25th Annual Convention and Business Expo in Albuquerque from March 10-13. Along with the governor, Former Ambassador to Spain Ed Romero and Mrs. Cayetana Romero have also agreed to play active roles as honorary co-chairs with NAHP President Clara Padilla Andrews. "We are pleased the governor has recognized the...

2009-09-15 12:31:00

BELEN, N.M., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Belen made a huge leap in its effort to become carbon neutral with the unveiling of three solar power dishes outside City Hall. New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Belen Mayor Ronnie Torres were the honored guests at a ceremony hosted by solar developer Integrative Solar. "I applaud the City of Belen for their efforts to 'Lead by Example,'" Governor Richardson said. "As Governor, I've made becoming a leader in energy innovation a priority for New...

2009-06-20 15:40:00

Construction of Spaceport America, the world's first purpose-built spaceport designed specifically for space-bound commercial and fee-paying passengers, commenced Friday in New Mexico. Gov. Bill Richardson said the spaceport, located on a remote high-desert range, is only possible because of investments on the part of the state and Virgin Galactic, which is putting over $300 million into developing the space launch system that will operate from the site. "We took a risk, we gambled and we...

2009-01-20 16:27:26

Film actor Val Kilmer says he is considering running for the office of governor in New Mexico, where he owns a ranch. The 49-year-old actor -- who is known for his roles in the movies Real Genius, Top Gun, The Doors, Batman Forever, Tombstone and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang -- told The Hill he might run after current Gov. Bill Richardson is term-limited out of office in 2011. Actually, they've asked me to run for governor, he said at Monday's Huffington Post party at the Newseum in Washington. People...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'