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2011-06-30 06:04:00

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Applications for the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship Caribbean closed earlier this month and, after attracting over 5,000 visits to the Centre's website, 20 hopefuls have now been invited to attend a special assessment day with Virgin Holidays and Virgin Unite on 4th July 2011, to demonstrate if they have what it takes to be the 'Caribbean Richard Branson'. The Centre, a collaboration between Virgin Unite, the...

2011-06-15 03:00:00

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Virgin Atlantic Airways will celebrate a quarter century of service between Miami and London. The launch of Miami - London service signaled the beginning of Virgin Atlantic's growth outside of the New York market and since beginning in 1986, 4.5 million passengers have traveled to Miami and $7.4bn has been contributed to the city's economy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101001/NY74547LOGO ) Sir Richard Branson...

2011-06-03 03:51:00

LONDON, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cynthia Carroll, Chief Executive of Anglo American, and Sir Richard Branson, Founder and Chairman of the Virgin Group, presented the inaugural Frontline Heroes for Health award at the 10th Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Awards Dinner, in New York. The co-sponsored award recognises leadership in community healthcare and was this year presented to Kgomotso Kwenje and Dr Gilbert Khosa who co-manage the Bhubezi...

2011-05-27 10:46:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From cell phones to enhanced diagnostics, crowd-sourcing, and mobile medical devices, a growing number of innovative technologies--and innovators--are improving access to high-quality health care for vulnerable populations worldwide. Leaders in the field will discuss how they are solving unique global health challenges at an independently organized TEDxChapelHill event on Thursday, June 2, at the Varsity Theater in Chapel Hill....

2011-05-25 06:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the new domestic airline that is reinventing travel, today launches its low-fare, upscale service to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), with daily nonstop flights from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO). With legacy airlines representing 98 percent of domestic departures at ORD, the airline hopes to inject some healthy competition into the market. Known for friendly...

2011-04-20 15:37:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the new airline that is anything but ordinary, today launches a social media-driven digital marketing campaign that invites flyers in its newest market to take the "Flight for Chicago Challenge." In February, the award-winning airline launched sales to its newest market of Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), with daily nonstop flights from both Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Francisco International...

2011-04-06 13:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America unveils its beautiful and sustainable new home at San Francisco International Airport's (SFO) Terminal 2 (T2) today with a series of inaugural flights that celebrate the evolution of travel. As the only California-based airline, Virgin America is an anchor tenant at SFO's new T2, which offers a unique design that echoes the airline's own focus on reinventing the typical domestic flying experience. Much like the airline that...

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2011-04-06 08:00:00

Virgin Group founder and British billionaire Richard Branson unveiled his plans this week to pilot a mini-submarine to the deepest depths of our oceans. The Virgin Oceanic project's first dive is set for later this year to explore the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench, which is about 36,000 feet in depth. This will be followed by four other dives, which will include the Atlantic Ocean's Puerto Rico Trench at 28,232 feet underwater, the Indian Ocean's Diamantina Trench at 26,401 feet deep, the...


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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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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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