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Bain wins bid to buy ailing Australian airline Virgin

Jun 26, 2020 - 10:45 PM

United States private equity giant Bain Capital is buying Virgin Australia and commits to 'the retention of thousands of jobs'

VOLUNTARY ADMINISTRATION. An aircraft of Virgin Australia. Photo from Virgin Australia's Facebook page

First test of Virgin Orbit rocket fails to accomplish goal

May 26, 2020 - 12:35 PM

The plane released the rocket cleanly, but the latter developed trouble of unknown origin after igniting its first-stage engine, Virgin Orbit says

TEST RUNS. This handout photo obtained May 25, 2020 courtesy of Virgin Orbit shows Cosmic Girl as it releases LauncherOne mid-air for the first time during a July 2019 drop test. Handout photo by Virgin Orbit/AFP

O2, Virgin Media to merge into $46.6-billion UK telco giant

May 07, 2020 - 11:20 PM

Telefonica chief executive Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete says the merger would create 'the leading operator in the United Kingdom' that would be 'a game-changer' in the British telecoms sector

Virgin Atlantic cuts over 3,000 jobs on virus impact

May 06, 2020 - 12:30 AM

British carrier Virgin Atlantic is laying off around a third of its workforce due to the coronavirus pandemic

VIRGIN ATLANTIC. A Virgin Atlantic plane preparing to land in London, United Kingdom, on May 3, 2014. Photo from Shutterstock

Perth Airport seizes Virgin Australia planes to recoup debt

Apr 24, 2020 - 8:05 PM

The operator of Perth Airport says Virgin Australia's planes are being held as collateral until the company pays 'significant' outstanding fees

VIRGIN AUSTRALIA. An Airbus A330 plane of the airline. Photo from Virgin Australia website

Virgin Australia collapses under coronavirus strain

Apr 21, 2020 - 9:10 AM

(UPDATED) Virgin Australia goes into voluntary administration, but says it plans to keep operating flights

VOLUNTARY ADMINISTRATION. An aircraft of Virgin Australia. Photo from Virgin Australia's Facebook page

Virgin Labfest goes virtual for 2020 run

Apr 14, 2020 - 6:37 PM

Everything from rehearsals to staging will be done online, says festival director JK Anicoche

VIRTUAL FESTIVAL. Virgin Labfest goes online for its 2020 run. Screenshot from Facebook.com/culturalcenterofthephilippines

DOST to study use of virgin coconut oil as coronavirus treatment

Apr 02, 2020 - 12:45 PM

The Department of Science and Technology is working with UP-PGH and the Philippine Coconut Authority to conduct clinical studies

Photo from Shutterstock

Qantas probed over allegedly using crisis to try to sink rival

Mar 24, 2020 - 1:30 PM

Virgin Australia claims Qantas engaged in anti-competitive behavior by 'trying to send a message that Virgin was in trouble and would not survive' the coronavirus crisis

QANTAS. Planes of the Australian carrier parked at the Melbourne Airport. Photo from Shutterstock

Call for applications to the Virgin Labfest 16 Writing Fellowship Program 2020

Mar 12, 2020 - 12:20 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Cultural Center of the Philippines is now accepting applications for the fellowship will be held on June 16 to 28, 2020

Virgin Galactic seeks space tourism boost with market launch

Jul 09, 2019 - 4:11 PM

(UPDATED) 'By embarking on this new chapter...we can open space to more investors and in doing so, open space to thousands of new astronauts,' says Richard Branson

RICHARD BRANSON. Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson speaks during a ceremony at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, on February 7, 2019. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

CCP announces 10 fellows to Virgin Labfest 15 writing program

May 31, 2019 - 9:20 AM

The Virgin Labfest 15 Writing Fellowship Program is a mentorship program on the study and practice of dramatic writing for the stage

Photo from Virgin Labfest

LOOK: Gina Rodriguez marries Joe LoCicero

May 07, 2019 - 2:41 PM

‘Jane the Virgin’ star Gina Rodriguez ties the knot with co-star Joe LoCicero

Richard Branson says he'll fly to space by July

Feb 08, 2019 - 9:57 AM

This time, Richard Branson claims preparations are in their final stages

SPACEMAN BRANSON. Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson speaks during a ceremony at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, on February 7, 2019. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

'Real change' for Latinos in Hollywood? Gina Rodriguez hopes so

Jan 31, 2019 - 2:26 PM

'The only way to create change is to do it yourself,' 'Jane The Virgin' star Gina Rodriguez says

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Dec 14, 2018 - 1:35 PM

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Virgin Galactic's new flight test to soar closer to edge of space

Dec 13, 2018 - 1:36 PM

The US company run by British tycoon Richard Branson is aiming to be the first to take tourists on brief trips into microgravity

VSS UNITY. This May 29, 2018 handout photograph obtained courtesy of Virgin Galactic shows the Virgin Spaceship (VSS) Unity. AFP PHOTO / VIRGIN GALACTIC

First space tourist flights could come in 2019

Jul 16, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Got $250,000? Virgin Atlantic, one of the companies paving the way for space tourism, can take you to space for that price

SPACE JET. This May 29, 2018 handout photograph obtained courtesy of Virgin Galactic shows the Virgin Spaceship (VSS) Unity.  The two companies leading the pack in the pursuit of space tourism say they are just months away from their first out-of-this-world passenger flights – though neither has set a firm date. Virgin Galactic, founded by British billionaire Richard Branson, and Blue Origin, by Amazon creator Jeff Bezos, are racing to be the first to finish their tests – with both companies using radically different technology. AFP Photo/Virgin Galactic


The rockets that are pushing the boundaries of space travel

Jun 27, 2018 - 3:26 PM

Today, NASA is so dependent on the private sector that the US space agency has signed contracts with SpaceX and Boeing to send astronauts to space beginning next year, as soon as their capsules are ready

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Project Loon gets license to help bring back Puerto Rico cell signal

Oct 09, 2017 - 1:02 PM

The US Federal Communications Commission allows Project Loon to fly 30 helium balloons in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands for 6 months to deliver emergency LTE cellular reception in the areas

PUERTO RICO. A man installs a tarp over a damaged business roof in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in Aibonito, Puerto Rico, September 29, 2017. File photo by Ricardo Arduengo/AFP

ICYMI: This film shows what happens when freedom of speech is stifled

Oct 06, 2017 - 3:30 PM

'History of the Underground' takes a hard and painful look at life during Martial Law with rare and recently unreleased footage from the era

'Storm of the century' Maria pummels Puerto Rico

Sep 21, 2017 - 7:44 AM

After killing at least 9 people in the Caribbean, Maria slams into Puerto Rico's southeast coast at daybreak before churning across the US territory which is home to 3.4 million

STREWN AROUND. Lightposts lay on the ground after being damaged in the passage of Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 20, 2017. Hector Retamal/AFP

'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Maria eyes Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:35 AM

Arriving just as islanders in the region are struggling to recover from devastating Hurricane Irma which struck earlier this month, Maria claimed its first victim in the French territory of Guadeloupe

INITIAL SALVO. Tourists flee from the rain on a beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 19, 2017, prior to the arrival of Hurricane Maria. Hector Retamal/AFP

Category-5 Maria makes landfall in 'potentially catastrophic' hurricane

Sep 19, 2017 - 7:21 AM

(UPDATED) The maximum-strength storm made landfall on the Caribbean island of Dominica around 0115 GMT Tuesday with top winds swirling at 160 miles (257 kilometres) per hour, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) says

BRACING FOR MARIA. A man and a boy nail a board over a window on September 18, 2017, in Trois-Rivieres, on the Fench Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, as Hurricane Maria approaches the Caribbean. Cedrick Isham Calvados/AFP

Hurricane Maria bears down on battered Caribbean

Sep 18, 2017 - 5:19 PM

(4th UPDATE) Maria could produce a 'dangerous storm surge accompanied by large and destructive waves' that would raise water levels by 4 to 6 feet

Hurricane Maria grows on Irma's path

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:54 AM

(UPDATED) Storm warnings and watches go up in many of the Caribbean islands still reeling from Irma's destructive passage

Residents return to storm-ravaged Florida Keys

Sep 13, 2017 - 7:24 AM

European leaders visited the storm ravaged Caribbean meanwhile amid criticism over relief efforts

DECIMATED. Debris from trailer homes destroyed by Hurricane Irma litters the Seabreeze Trailer Park in Islamorada, in the Florida Keys, September 12, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

'Devastation' in Florida Keys as storm Irma weakens

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:46 AM

UPDATED Across the Caribbean hard hit residents struggle to get back on their feet as Britain France the Netherlands and the United States ramp up relief efforts for their overseas territories

POST-IRMA. A man looks at damaged boats brought onto land by Hurricane Irma at a marina in Miami, Florida, September 11, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

British Virgin Islands premier pleads for long-term UK help post-Irma

Sep 11, 2017 - 9:32 AM

We are a resilient people but this has shaken us to our core

A handout picture released by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) on September 10, 2017 shows destruction in Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands left by Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017. LPhoto Joel Rouse / British Ministry of Defense / Crown Copyright / AFP

Hurricane Irma: PH to repatriate Filipinos from British Virgin Islands

Sep 10, 2017 - 10:11 AM

Around 90 Filipino citizens have enlisted for repatriation from the Caribbean island a British territory due to the continued hardships they face in getting necessities and medicines

In a handout picture released by the British Ministry of Defence on September 9, 2017, Kit and equipment is transported on a RAF C17 to The British Virgin Islands as part of the UK Government Task Group deployment, which has been mounted to help those affected by Hurricane Irma. Cpl Timothy Jones / UK Ministry of Defense / Crown Copyright /AFP

Fierce Hurricane Irma slams into Florida Keys

Sep 10, 2017 - 1:28 AM

6th UPDATE Irma s roaring winds rip boats from their moorings flatten palm trees and tear down power lines

RISKY BEHAVIOR. James Sampero surfs in the churning ocean as Hurricane Irma approaches on September 9, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. Florida is in the path of the Hurricane which may come ashore at category 4. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

PH team to help Filipinos in hurricane-ravaged British Virgin Islands

Sep 09, 2017 - 10:35 AM

UPDATED There are no Filipinos among the 21 reported fatalities due to the wrath brought by Hurricane Irma according to the Department of Foreign Affairs

DESTRUCTION. An undated handout picture acquired from the Facebook account of Hubert Haciski on September 8, 2017, shows recent damages on the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, after it was hit by Hurricane Irma. Photo by AFP/Handout/Hubert Haciski

Looting, bad weather hamper Caribbean aid efforts

Sep 09, 2017 - 10:01 AM

Officials on the island of Guadeloupe where French aid efforts are being coordinated have suspended boat crossings to the hardest hit territories of St Martin and St Barts

AFTERMATH. A soldier of the French Gendarmerie chases looters as the run past the devastation from hurricane Irma, on the French island of Saint-Martin, near Marigot on September 8, 2017. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Irma's deadly passage batters Caribbean, at least 12 dead

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Barreling across the Caribbean the rare Category Five Irma wielded monster winds and torrential rain wreaking destruction on tiny islands like St Martin before slamming into the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

DEVASTATED. A photo taken on September 7, 2017 shows damage in Orient Bay on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin, after the passage of Hurricane Irma. Lionel Chamoiseau/AFP

Monster Hurricane Irma makes landfall on Barbuda in Caribbean

Sep 06, 2017 - 3:02 PM

UPDATED The eye of the rare Category Five storm passed over Barbuda around 2 am 0600 GMT packing winds gusting at up to 185 mph 295 kph the NHC says

Artist defends 'female Oblation' from plagiarism allegations

Jun 25, 2017 - 1:20 AM

UPLIFT is my own creation visual artist Ferdinand Cacnio says in response to observations that he copied the work of Dutch artist Elisabet Stienstra

ARTIST AND HIS WORK. Artist Ferdinand Cacnio stands beside his sculpture, 'Uplift,' which his batch donated to the UP. Photo from Ferdinand Cacnio's Facebook page

Pope Francis casts doubt on Bosnian Virgin apparitions

May 14, 2017 - 12:35 PM

A million pilgrims visit Medjugorje Bosnia each year where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to 6 young villagers on June 24 1981

Catholic pilgrims pray in front of a statue of Virgin Mary on June 25, 2011 near the Medjugorje church in the southern Bosnian village of Medjugorje. Almost one million people visit Medjugorje each year, where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to six young villagers for the first time on June 24, 1981. For 30 years, the alleged phenomenon was ignored by Roman Catholic authorities until 2010, when Pope Benedict XVI issued an order to form an investigation team to search for the truth in case of Medjugorje sightings. AFP PHOTO / ELVIS BARUKCIC / AFP PHOTO / ELVIS BARUKCIC

[Two Pronged] Virginity and uncertainty

Mar 26, 2017 - 4:24 PM

I have to find out what really happened that night whether Jamey put his thing in me or not But he said he would respect me So I don’t think he did

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Mar 20, 2017 - 6:47 PM

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[Two Pronged] Am I still a virgin?

Mar 19, 2017 - 8:49 PM

My mother told me men just want one thing from a woman and once they get that they leave her Is this why he is behaving this way?

Call for applications to the Virgin Labfest 13 Writing Fellowship Program 2017

Mar 10, 2017 - 8:28 PM

Deadline for submission of requirements is on May 19 12 mn and announcement of accepted applicants is on June 9

Tigerair Australia menuding Indonesia sebagai penyebab kekacauan di Bali

Jan 12, 2017 - 4:02 PM

Penerbangan Tigerair dari Australia ke Bali yang dimulai Maret 2016 terbang di bawah lisensi Virgin Australia dan menggunakan pilot perusahaan tersebut sampai Indonesia memberikan persetujuan untuk Tigerair mengoperasikannya sendiri

IN PHOTOS: First Miss Universe candidates arrive in Manila

Jan 08, 2017 - 8:55 PM

UPDATED Miss US Virgin Islands Carolyn Carter is the first candidate to arrive in the Philippines for the Miss Universe pageant scheduled on January 30

Kolaborasi Indonesia dan Australia untuk memajukan industri fashion

Oct 27, 2016 - 3:58 PM

Dua desainer Australia turut memamerkan koleksi mereka di JFW 2017 Sedangkan desainer Indonesia Anandia Putri akan tampil di Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2017

INDUSTRI FASHION. Menteri Luar Negeri Australia Julie Bishop (ketiga dari kiri) ikut menghadiri pagelaran Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) 2017 pada Rabu, 26 Oktober di sela kunjungan singkatnya di Jakarta. Foto dari JFW 2017.

4 in 10 Japanese are virgins – poll

Sep 19, 2016 - 7:14 PM

The National Institute of Population and Social Security Research quizzes more than 5 000 singletons aged 18 to 34 about their lives between the sheets

[Two Pronged] She wasn't a virgin, but I was

Jun 19, 2016 - 1:03 PM

My wife was no longer a virgin when we met I feel I m a loser She’s had two partners she was my first I do not want her hymen I just want to be her first

Multinationals book more income in Bermuda than China – UN

May 04, 2016 - 11:10 AM

How is it possible that in Bermuda you have more profit declared than in China? says an UNCTAD official

epa05280947 A photograph made available on 28 April 2016 showing numerous national flags lining the front lawn of the Palais des Nations, which houses the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 27 April 2016. EPA/MARTIAL TREZZINI

FOTO: Desainer Muslimah Indonesia gelar ‘fashion show’ di Melbourne

Mar 10, 2016 - 6:31 PM

Restu Anggraini di ajang VAMFF 2016

Watchdog slams Afghan 'virginity tests' as sexual abuse

Mar 01, 2016 - 5:25 PM

Human Rights Watch calls on Afghanistan s government to stop degrading and unscientific virginity exams

epaselect epa04722517 An Afghan woman paints during a painting session in Herat, Afghanistan, 27 April 2015. The Afghan government and international community have turned their back on female human rights defenders threatened by mounting violence, Amnesty International said 07 April. It said professionals and activists were not only targeted by the Taliban militants but also by warlords and government officials, and face threats, sexual assault and assassinations. There has been a significant progress in media, health and education sectors, but achievement in other areas such as protecting women and human rights and tackling corruption has been limited. EPA/JALIL REZAYEE