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2011-07-28 17:59:00

NEW YORK, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo said "I do" on exclusive Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands July 15th and television channel TLC's cameras were there to document the momentous occasion. On Saturday, July 30th from 9-11pm, TLC will air Nick & Vanessa's Dream Wedding, a two-hour special that follows the celebrity couple in the months leading up to the wedding, as well as their actual Necker Island nuptials. Lachey, host of The Sing-Off,...

2011-06-23 08:21:00

LONDON, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In February and March 2012, Necker Belle [http://www.neckerbelle.virgin.com ] will be introducing whale watching charters in the Silver Bank situated approximately 100km north of the town of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic and 138km southeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110623/463459-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110623/463459-b ) During...

2011-03-16 07:50:00

LONDON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get snap-happy and explore the African bush in a truly unique way on a photographic safari at Ulusaba Private Game Reserve ( http://www.ulusaba.virgin.com/). The newly launched photographic safaris are aimed at amateur photographers and are led by Ulusaba's professional rangers and trackers who are experienced photographers. They will teach guests how to interpret animal behaviour so they can capture some outstanding pictures they'll be able to...

2011-02-16 15:48:00

ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Long known as the "sailing capital of the world," the British Virgin Islands will be the center of the kiteboarding world with Billabong BVI Kite Jam 2011. Pro and amateur riders from around the globe will descend on Necker Island and North Sound, Virgin Gorda from February 26 through March 4, 2011 to compete in this new and rapidly growing action sport. Kiteboarding, an adrenaline filled water sport is a combination of...

2011-01-21 06:48:00

LONDON, January 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking to do something different for your holiday this year, then we have just the ticket, when chartering Necker Belle ( http://www.neckerbelle.virgin.com/) for 7 night sailings any new bookings made before 28th February for charters prior to the 30th June 2011 will get their final night free. This offer is based on exclusive hire of Necker Belle, accommodating up to 12 guests, for a 7 day charter in the Caribbean. The US$85,000* rate...

2010-04-29 08:37:00

LONDON, April 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Necker Island (http://www.neckerisland.virgin.com/), Sir Richard Branson'sCaribbean island and part of the award-winning Virgin Limited Edition portfolio, is delighted to announce that it will host a Celebration Week in February 2011 to coincide with the second annual BVI Kite Jam supported by Sir Richard Branson and in 2011 title sponsored by Billabong and the British Virgin Island Tourist Board. Kite boarding enthusiasts from around the globe...


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Menehune
2013-10-07 06:27:14

The Menehune are a dwarf-sized race of people in Hawaiian mythology. They are believed to live deep in the forests and hidden valleys of the Hawaiian Islands. Legends say the Menehune are excellent craftspeople who have built temples, fishponds, canoes, and houses. Many centuries ago, the Menehune were said to have lived on the Islands before settlers arrived from Polynesia. Their favorite food is considered to be bananas, but they also like fish. They are considered to be shy but...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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