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2011-03-29 16:33:00

SAO PAULO, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Finding solutions to challenges involving economic, social and environmental sustainability through business initiatives and raising awareness of the public sector - this was the objective of the 2nd World Forum on Sustainability, which from March 24th to 26th brought together 800 business leaders, government officials, politicians and environmentalists in Manaus, Brazil. The event was produced by Seminars, a Brazilian company that organizes...

2011-03-24 06:00:00

BASEL, Switzerland, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at BaselWorld 2011, the Watch and Jewellery Show, Bulova Corporation announced that global innovator and entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has been named brand ambassador for Bulova Accutron. The appointment of Branson is part of a company growth strategy which has led Bulova to open four international subsidiaries in the last year. The new divisions, in China, Italy, Japan and The United Kingdom, join existing offices in Canada,...

2011-03-22 17:25:00

SAO PAULO, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Former US President Bill Clinton, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and filmmaker James Cameron will all speak at the 2nd INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON SUSTAINABILITY, which is scheduled to take place March 24 through 26 in Manaus, Brazil. The event is being produced by SEMINARS, a Brazilian company that plans business seminars, and promoted by LIDE (Brazil's Business Leaders' Group), which includes 750...

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2011-03-01 06:10:00

Virgin Galactic said on Monday that its commercial space flight program will not include just sending space tourists into space, but also scientists who will conduct research experiments. Virgin Galactic signed a contract with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) that was the first agreement to fly scientists into space. SwRI made deposits for two researchers to fly on a Virgin Galactic spacecraft at $200,000 per person. Virgin Galactic said that SwRI plans to make similar arrangements for...

2011-02-15 13:04:00

BRANSON, Mo., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Still family-owned and operated, Dick's 5 & 10 is a one-of-a-kind retail store that offers hours of entertainment for all ages. You'll know that this shopping experience will be different from any other the moment you step inside the store. A Historic Downtown landmark for 50 years, Dick's has over 50,000 different items and several unique collections on display. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110215/DC48804) Silver Dollar...

2011-01-19 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the California-based airline, today launches nonstop flights to Cancun International Airport (CUN) from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The airline known for high frills and low fares will also launch direct flights to CUN from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) starting January 20, 2011. The launch marks the third international destination for the three year old award-winning carrier and its 14th destination...

2011-01-17 05:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today announces a firm order for 60 new Airbus A320 aircraft to be delivered starting in 2013, including 30 of the A320neo aircraft - the first commercial order for the new eco-efficient engine option. This formalizes and expands an initial commitment made at the Farnborough International Airshow in July 2010. Today's announcement of the new fuel-saving A320neo is a new development in that deal. Virgin America is the launch...

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2011-01-04 12:00:00

Muse, an English rock band, is considering approaching Richard Branson about performing in space on a Virgin Galactic suborbital spaceship. According to the Guardian, the trio from Teignmouth, Devon have had "coherent conversations" about bringing their music to suborbital spaceships, and hope to talk to Richard Branson about a collaboration with Virgin Galactic. "Maybe I've seen The Jetsons too many times," frontman Matt Bellamy told the Sun. Muse have had several discussions "about...

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2010-12-17 08:55:00

Virgin Galactic (VG), the commercial space line owned by British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, has announced plans to support two separate companies competing as part of a NASA-sponsored plan to stimulate private-sector spacecraft development. The two firms, Sierra Nevada Space Systems (SNC) and Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC), have each prepared proposals for reusable winged vehicles that can launch on expendable rockets and land on runways--much like the US space agency's own space...

2010-12-01 11:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the California-based domestic airline, today celebrates the launch of its new upscale, low fare service to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) - the twelfth airport in its growing network and first mid-continent destination. Known for its stylish design and innovative amenities, Virgin America is injecting new airline competition into DFW, with daily nonstop flights between DFW and Los Angeles International Airport...


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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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Word of the Day
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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