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2010-11-15 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America is teaming up with Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) to encourage "do-gooders" in its newest market to stand up for a good cause. The "Stand Up Dallas-Fort Worth" digital campaign urges flyers to tap their network of friends and family to raise awareness and funds for collaborative cancer research. With every unique donation of at least $5, entrants will score a 20 percent flight discount* with the airline that is known for standing up...

2010-11-10 12:43:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- TheFreeStyleLife.com is pleased to announce that Tommy Swanhaus, Founder and Creator of the high quality entertainment video distribution platform, will be presenting at Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Swanhaus will be speaking on media entrepreneurship at the University of Miami's Launch Pad, which has been the #1 US campus partner for Global Entrepreneurship Week (out of 1,174 participants) in 2008 and 2009. Past speakers have included Dana...

2010-11-08 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the first airline in the U.S. to offer fleetwide WiFi in the skies, today announces it is teaming up with Google's Chrome browser team to offer free Gogo® Inflight Internet for all its guests during the holiday season. The two California companies known for innovation, entrepreneurialism and for connecting people in new ways have come together for the second consecutive year to give Virgin America flyers the...

2010-10-26 13:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the airline that is reinventing travel, today announces it has teamed up with fellow California company Google to move its operating systems into the cloud with Google Apps(TM) as its webmail provider. The move to Google Mail will improve productivity and efficiency for the airline's more than 1700 employees. The shift into the "cloud" will also help Virgin America streamline its IT infrastructure as the Company continues to rapidly...

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2010-10-24 07:45:00

Billionaire Richard Branson said on Friday that Virgin Galactic is planning to compete in the upcoming race to develop orbital space vehicles. NASA plans to issue a solicitation as early as Monday for a follow-up to its $50 million Commercial Crew Development program, which is part of President Barack Obama's plan to revamp the U.S. space program. The program is funding work by five companies as part of Obama's bid to bolster support to private space companies. "There's about four...

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2010-10-22 13:53:39

Virgin Galactic will pass another milestone today in its efforts to bring commercial spaceflight to reality. Billionaire Richard Branson and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will host a ceremony later today marking the completion of the main runway at Spaceport America in the New Mexico desert. Branson told CNN on Friday that Virgin is "getting close" to sending tourists into space. "The mothership has been finished and flying for a while now," he said. "We'll do many, many, many test...

2010-10-13 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the low-fare airline with stylish service and fun amenities for kids and parents alike, today celebrates its new nonstop service to Orlando International Airport (MCO) from both Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The airline toasts its expansion to the newest city in its growing network, with a festive Orlando gate celebration to welcome guests on one of its first flights. Upon...

2010-10-10 14:40:00

Exclusive Documentary Coverage of Historic Milestones on Path to Space Tourism WASHINGTON and MOJAVE, Calif., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- History was made Sunday, October 10, on the path to the launch of the first commercial spaceliner with news of the first successful glide involving the mother ship, WhiteKnightTwo, and smaller spaceship, the VSS Enterprise, which safely separated at an altitude of 40,000 feet before returning to earth. The process of reaching this milestone has...

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2010-10-04 06:35:00

Virgin Galactic's LauncherOne satellite launching rocket has suffered a setback. The future of LauncherOne, which had once attracted 110 million dollars in investment from Abu Dhabi-based Aabar Investment, is now in doubt after its manager departed the program. LauncherOne was to be air-lifted and launched from Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnightTwo aircraft. The rocket would take satellites weighing up to 440 pounds into low-Earth orbit for 1 to 2 million dollars. Aabar Investment offered...

2010-09-28 17:30:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired by the viral success of TEDTalks and expanding on the conference's mission of Ideas Worth Spreading, TED today announces its Ads Worth Spreading Challenge, a contest that serves as an open invitation to the global advertising community to reinvent, inspire and engage audiences with a new definition of what advertising can mean in the digital age, using TED.com as its platform. "We want to encourage development of ads-with-a-difference," says...


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2013-08-10 06:47:02

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, born July 18, 1950, in Surrey, England, is a British business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group of more than 400 companies. His net worth as of 2013 is $4.6 Billion (US). He is the fourth (4th) richest person in the UK, according to Forbes Magazine. His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. By 1969, Branson was living in a London commune, surrounded by the British...

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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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