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2009-02-26 12:34:00

Luxury small ship cruise line's Highest Luxury Value promotion highlights greatest savings ever offered aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest rated and longest continually-sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, today announced an alluring set of savings options for the m/s Paul Gauguin's 2010 sailing season. When booked by March 31, 2009, discerning guests will enjoy award-winning luxury at an...

2009-02-11 13:31:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line will add to its schedule of round-trip Sydney, Australia, sailings in 2010. The line has created three exciting 14-day cruises aboard ms Volendam geared to exploring the vast region that encompasses Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Two cruises, departing Jan. 20 and Feb. 28, are set to spend more time discovering the multifaceted terrain of New Zealand than any other premium cruise, while a third, departing Jan. 6,...

2009-02-10 18:19:00

Plus itineraries include a new series of 14-day Sydney, Australia, roundtrip sailings -- and 34-day Australia circumnavigation voyage that includes two days' daylight scenic cruising in the Great Barrier Reef SEATTLE, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2010, Holland America Line will feature new itineraries throughout the Southern Hemisphere aboard the 1,432-guest, ms Volendam, including--for the first time--a circumnavigation of the continent departing in Sydney, Australia. The 34-day sailing will...

2008-10-01 18:00:24

By Al Rudis It's hotter than Hades. The enemy is savage and is willing to commit suicide to kill you. You are in a totally different culture from back home. But despite all the weirdness, you are always aware of why you're there: to fight for your country. The year could be 2008, or it could be 1943. "The difference, of course, is then it was conscription, and this time, it's volunteer," said Marsha Moode, director of "South Pacific," which previews Thursday and opens Friday at the...

2008-09-30 21:00:23

By Al Rudis It's hotter than Hades. The enemy is savage and is willing to commit suicide to kill you. You are in a totally different culture from back home. But despite all the weirdness, you are always aware of why you're there: to fight for your country. The year could be 2008, or it could be 1943. "The difference, of course, is then it was conscription, and this time, it's volunteer," said Marsha Moode, director of "South Pacific," which previews Thursday and opens Friday at the...

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2008-09-27 08:20:00

Officials in Europe said Friday that scientists have identified a remote 1,700 mile long by 120 mile wide "entry zone" in the South Pacific where debris from Europe's vast orbiting space freighter may crash after it is destroyed on Monday. The entry zone is located about 3,750 miles west of Chile, 1,500 miles east of New Zealand and 1,500 miles south of the Easter Islands. Roughly one hundred parts of the 13.5-ton Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) could survive the stress and heat of re-entry...

2008-08-28 09:00:53

By MICHAEL KUCHWARA By Michael Kuchwara The Associated Press NEW YORK CHRISTMAS ARRIVES ahead of Thanksgiving on Broadway this season. "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" has announced it will officially open Nov. 23 - four days before Thanksgiving. Preview performances for the stage version of Berlin's celluloid classic begin Nov. 14 at the Marquis Theatre. No word yet on who will be in the cast, but the production will be directed by Walter Bobbie. "White Christmas" features a...

2008-08-22 18:00:31

The estate of U.S. songwriter Richard Rodgers has donated $1 million to renovate the bandshell in a New York City park, city officials say. The bandshell is in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, adjacent to where Rodgers grew up, and will be completed with $4 million in city funds, the New York Post reported Friday. Rodgers, who died in 1979, also donated the money to build the 1,000-seat outdoor facility in 1970, the newspaper said. He is considered one of the greatest songwriters of the...

2008-08-21 09:00:48

By MICHAEL KUCHWARA By Michael Kuchwara The Associated Press NEW YORK Show buffs can't get enough of "Gypsy" recordings. And now there is another one on the way. The 2008 Broadway cast recording, starring Patti LuPone, will be released Tuesday by Time Life, and the company is billing it as the most complete "Gypsy" ever. And, boy, is it ever. The recording includes a half-dozen numbers cut from the show before the musical first opened on Broadway in 1959. These forgotten songs,...

2008-08-20 12:00:29

HONOLULU, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaii-based South Pacific Development Group (SPDG) has obtained a 120-year lease for 600 acres of prime oceanfront land on Savaii Island in Samoa to develop the Sasina Village Resort. The luxury resort's first phase will feature a hotel, timeshare units, championship golf course, and cultural center to be followed in later phases by additional hotels, private residences and a recreational marina. The overall development cost is estimated at $450-500...


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2007-02-25 21:16:26

The Atlantic pomfret, Brama brama, is a pomfret of the family Bramidae, found in the Atlantic, Indian, and South Pacific oceans, at depths down to 3280.84 ft (1,000 m). Its length is between 15.75 and 39.37 in (40 and 100 cm). The Atlantic pomfret is a deep-bodied mesopelagic fish with a deeply forked tail, and large eyes near the front of a blunt snout. The pectoral fins are long and scythe-like. The scales are slightly serrated giving the body a rough texture. The mouth contains many...

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