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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Blessed Virgin Mary
The argument is based on the premises that the prophet's virgin is the mother of Emmanuel, and that Emmanuel is Christ.
The relation of the virgin to Emmanuel is clearly expressed in the inspired words; the same indicate also the identity of Emmanuel with the Christ.
The Virgin and Child is not a mere modern idea; on the contrary, it is represented again and again, as every visitor to Rome is aware, in the paintings of the Catacombs.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15464b.htm   (12867 words)

  USATODAY.com - Virgin sells space flight tickets for $200,000   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ENGLAND (Reuters) — Virgin Group, owned by billionaire businessman and part-time daredevil Richard Branson, said Monday it was on track to launch the world's first tourist space flights in 2008 and has sold tickets to its first 150 passengers.
Virgin may have been the inspiration for a scene in Singer's movie which features a sub-orbital spacecraft, though that vessel's maiden flight almost ends in disaster when an electrical failure sends it hurtling into a baseball stadium.
Virgin plans to initially launch the venture from the Mojave Desert near Los Angeles before moving to a permanent base in New Mexico in 2010.
www.usatoday.com /money/biztravel/2006-07-17-virgin-spaceflight_x.htm   (477 words)

  Virgin Records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The original Virgin logo (known to fans as the "Gemini" or "Twins" logo) was designed by British artist and illustrator Roger Dean: a young naked woman in mirror image with a large long-tailed serpent and the word "Virgin" in Dean's familiar script.
Although Virgin was initially one of the key labels of British progressive rock, the 1977 signing of the Sex Pistols, who had already been asked to leave both EMI and AandM, reinvented the label as a new wave outpost.
Virgin Records was sold by Branson to EMI in 1992 for a reported £550 million.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Virgin_Records   (556 words)

 Virginity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Traditionally in western marriage ceremonies, a veil is taken as a symbol of the bride's virginity; it is a popular misconception that the white dress indicated virginity.
Virginity has been often considered to be a virtue denoting purity and physical self-restraint and is an important characteristic of some mythical figures such as the Greek goddesses Athena, Artemis, and Hestia.
The Virgin Mary is a very important and holy figure in the New Testament and the virgin birth of Jesus is of key note.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Virgin   (1120 words)

 CNN.com - Virgin Atlantic profits soar - May 27, 2005
Virgin reported pre-tax profits of £68 million in a year when it was forced to slap a fuel surcharge on air fares after oil prices hit new highs.
Virgin lifted the levy on a long-haul flight from £10 to £16 in March and key rivals such as British Airways have followed suit.
Virgin boss Richard Branson said he was proud of the performance in a tough year when "many leading players in the airline industry continued to struggle to survive" and the target of 10 percent annual growth in turnover remained unchanged.
edition.cnn.com /2005/BUSINESS/05/27/virgin.results   (470 words)

 Virginity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It appears in Judaism as early as the verse in Genesis, referring to Eliezer's encounter with Rebekah: 'And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her' (Genesis 24:16) and is a recurring theme throughout the Bible, especially with regard to the laws governing betrothal, marriage and divorce.
Mary, the mother of Jesus, often referred to as the "Virgin Mary"
Magical Cups and Bloody Brides by Heather Corinna - Explores the historical context of virginity in a frank and easy-to-understand manner.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Virginity   (1120 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Virgin Birth of Christ
The dogma which teaches that the Blessed Mother of Jesus Christ was a virgin before, during, and after the conception and birth of her Divine Son.
Christ's virgin birth and the mythical divine sonships of the pagan world are similar phenomena, a contention false on the face of it.
virgin birth is a pagan idea, wholly foreign to the Jewish conception of God; but he also grants that this idea could not have found its way into early Jewish Christianity through pagan influence.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15448a.htm   (3382 words)

 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Branson unveils Virgin spaceship
The Virgin spaceships are designed to carry six passengers and two pilots to an altitude of about 140km on a sub-orbital space flight.
The Virgin craft are based on the design of SpaceShipOne, built by aviation pioneer Burt Rutan, which became the first privately built vehicle to reach space in 2004.
Virgin Galactic is one of several private firms vying to open up public access to space.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/science/nature/5388482.stm   (402 words)

 Virgin Blue Home
Virgin Blue Airlines today announced it will launch flights to the city of Albury^ after a 12 month evaluation process More...
Virgin Blue Airlines today announced it will launch flights to the New South Wales city of Port Macquarie from February next year More...
Virgin Blue Airlines today announced at its Annual General Meeting in Brisbane, its latest product innovation under its New World Carrier strategy More...
www.virginblue.com.au   (247 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | Virgin Atlantic move to save fuel
Virgin said a reduction of 120,000 tonnes in carbon emissions a year could be made if extended across its fleet.
Virgin Atlantic is working alongside airport operator BAA and National Air Traffic Services (Nats) during the trial, with a longer run-out expected in the first quarter of 2007.
Teams from Virgin Atlantic are also holding talks with the international airports in San Francisco and Los Angeles, as well as JF Kennedy airport in New York, about the timing of similar trials.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/business/6203636.stm   (462 words)

 Virgin (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
Isaiah prophesied about the virgin birth of our Lord, a sign unique in all of history: "A virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel (Isa 7:14).
Jesus was not produced in Mary's womb as a result of sexual intercourse with a man (Mormonism claims that Mary had sex with Adam).
The Zidonites (Sidonites) are referred to as a figurative "virgin" by Isaiah (23:12), "O thou oppressed virgin." Jeremiah refers to Israel as a virgin gone astray (Jer.
www.christiananswers.net /dictionary/virgin.html   (155 words)

 Virgin, Washington County, Utah   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Since the establishment of Virgin Town in the Territory of Utah, the cultural growth and development has been one of trials and tribulations.
Virgin Town was settled by a number of families from Cedar City in late 1858.
The Town of Virgin is situated in a valley with to the south of Kolob Mountain.
www.lofthouse.com /USA/Utah/washington/virgin.html   (517 words)

 BetaNews | Virgin Joins Online Music Fray
Branson's Virgin Digital service, which is available as a free download, capitalizes on the strength of the Virgin record label to offer customers a "virtual Virgin Megastore" stocked with over 1 million songs for download.
Certainly Virgin does that one better with their monthly subscription price and it would be tempting were it not for their reputation and DRM, BUT then my dander gets in an uproar because it's only available in WMP format.
Anyway this Virgin Digital music store is quite good, I mean large, very large music selection (they claim they have 1,000,000), they are powered by MusicNet, I used their AOL service which carried some exclusive artists other subscription-based services don't, and I assume Virgin's the same.
www.betanews.com /article/1096327704   (1263 words)

 The Cult of the Virgin Mary in the Middle Ages | Thematic Essay | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Virgin is the subject of important liturgical hymns, such as the Akathistos Hymn, sung at the Feast of the Annunciation (March 25) and during Lent.
For example, the Virgin Hodegetria is a popular representation of the Virgin in which she holds Christ on her left arm and gestures toward him with her right hand, showing that he is the way to salvation.
The Virgin was worshipped as the Bride of Christ, Personification of the Church, Queen of Heaven, and Intercessor for the salvation of humankind.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/virg/hd_virg.htm   (1143 words)

 virginbrand.com / an unofficial virgin blog   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Virgin America is really trying to make it clear that although they licenses the Virgin brand they don’t have the same relationship with Branson that Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Blue do.
Virgin Mobile Australia is asking you to help them determine how their new ad campaign should evolve.
Patrick Corporation bought a half stake of Virgin Blue in 2002 for $500 million, post-float that share dropped to 45 per cent, before Chris Corrigan in 2005, unhappy with the direction of the airline made a takeover bid and aquired 62 per cent (and control) of the airline.
www.virginbrand.com /newblog   (870 words)

 Mary: Ever Virgin
However, due to considerations of ceremonial cleanliness, it was eventually necessary for Mary, a consecrated "virgin of the Lord," to have a guardian or protector who would respect her vow of virginity.
The gravity of his responsibility as the guardian of a virgin was indicated by the fact that, when she was discovered to be with child, he had to answer to the Temple authorities, who thought him guilty of defiling a virgin of the Lord.
Keeping this in mind, it is an incredible insult to the Blessed Virgin to say that she broke her vow by bearing children other than her Lord and God, who was conceived through the power of the Holy Spirit.
www.catholic.com /library/Mary_Ever_Virgin.asp   (1872 words)

 SPACE.com -- Virgin Galactic to Offer Public Space Flights
The Virgin transport, entertainment and communications group has signed an agreement with pioneering aviation designer Burt Rutan to build an aircraft based on Rutan's SpaceShipOne vessel, Branson said.
Virgin said its agreement to license technology from Allen's company, Mohave Aerospace Ventures, could be worth up to 14 million pounds (US$25 million, €21 million) over the next 15 years, depending on the number of spaceships built by Virgin.
"Virgin has been in talks with Paul Allen and Bert throughout this year and in the early hours of Saturday signed a historical deal to license SpaceShipOne's technology to build the world's first private spaceship to go into commercial operating service," Branson told a news conference.
www.space.com /missionlaunches/virgin_space_040927.html   (400 words)

 BW Online | March 8, 2004 | Richard Branson's Next Big Adventure
Virgin says the group's overall earnings before interest, tax, and depreciation in 2003 were $680 million on turnover of $8.1 billion.
Virgin's likely strategy will be to fill in the gaps left by Southwest and JetBlue rather than compete head to head.
Virgin Mobile USA, launched in 2001 as a venture with Sprint PCS Group (PCS), is expected to be in the fl by yearend.
www.businessweek.com /magazine/content/04_10/b3873068_mz054.htm   (1366 words)

Virgin Mary was a virgin before, during, and perpetually after the birth of Christ (Ante partum, in partu, post partum), a belief also re-asserted during the first decades of the Protestant reformation.
Elizabeth called Mary Mother of the Lord, because the unity of the person in the two natures of Christ was such that she could have said that the mortal man engendered in the womb of Mary as at the same time the eternal God.
the moral virginity of a girl is a physiological concept, not an anatomical one.
www.religion-cults.com /mary/virgin.htm   (2380 words)

 The ultimate Virgin FAN web site for Flight Simulator enthusiasts!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In fact, Virgin Atlantic is the United Kingdom's second largest long-haul airline, covering major cities throughout the World.
In addition, island holiday destinations such as Vanuatu and Fiji are on the agenda, both of which may well be in operation by the end of 2004.
Virgin Atlantic service increases from London include: To Mumbai from thrice-weekly to daily, to Shanghai from six-times-weekly to daily, to Cape Town from twice-weekly to thrice-weekly through Jan. 25 and to daily between Jan. 29 and March 25.
www.cpavirtual.org /Virgin   (409 words)

 Commercial Closet
Virgin spokesman Steven Day dismisses the soap joke as just a "nominal gay reference" and isn't worried about gay backlash.
Virgin Mobile also recently carried a billboard ad in the UK featuring two soldiers holding hands, about the time England began allowing openly gay soldiers to serve.
Directed by brash British billionaire Richard Branson, Virgin Atlantic Airways was the first airline to target gays in the U.S. in 1994, and Virgin Cola brought the first same-sex kiss commercial to America in 1998.
www.commercialcloset.org /cgi-bin/iowa/portrayals.html?record=1062   (605 words)

 Digital Music News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As part of the partnership, Virgin Mobile is expected to offer five digital TV channels and more than 350 streaming radio stations to its users.
Virgin is gearing up for its digital music store launch in the UK on September 2nd.
Virgin Digital is reportedly investing millions of dollars into new features for the overhauled service.
www.digitalmusicnews.com /results?title=Virgin   (4727 words)

 Virgin America Orders 100 Airbus Narrowbodies; Launch Slips
Virgin America also signed a deal for options on 72 more planes, a sign that it has aggressive growth plans in the works after its launch.
While Reid did not provide much detail on how he will differentiate Virgin America from other domestic, low-fare carriers because they are still formulating their plans, he said he will take full advantage of the Virgin brand name and focus on customer service.
He said every company has a personality, and he described Virgin America's as "honest, open, utterly professional, flexible, compassionate, tolerant and maybe a tad irreverent and self-deprecating every now and then." Reid added that the airline will be consumer-driven and market-responsive.
www.aviationnow.com /avnow/news/channel_aviationdaily_story.jsp?id=news/nar06164.xml   (708 words)

 brandchannel.com | Virgin Group Brands | Brand Extension | brands | brand | branding news
Virgin is still a strong, recognizable brand, but much of its meaning has been diluted.
Virgin Radio was sold to SMG and is, therefore, no longer part of the Virgin group.
In other words, a high profile part of the Virgin brand is now controlled by a company that has nothing to do with Virgin at all, a situation that could leave Virgin open to difficulties down the road.
www.brandchannel.com /features_profile.asp?pr_id=215   (1922 words)

Virgin Comics intends to look to Asia, and India in particular, as both a growing market for consumers of entertainment products and also a source for unique, innovative content to be brought to the world in comics and licensing into movies, animation, toys, video games and consumer products.
Virgin Founder, Sir Richard Branson commented on the new partnership by saying, "India is an incredibly vibrant market which Virgin already, through Virgin Atlantic, has the pleasure of working in.
Virgin Comics intends to launch its first original comic book titles in mid-2006 and will simultaneously be exploring partnerships for animation development.
www.newsarama.com /virgincomics/virgincomics.htm   (1134 words)

 Virgin bans Dell, Apple batteries on flights - Engadget
Virgin Atlantic is now the third airline to take issue with Sony's exploding batteries, and is playing it safe by requiring the removal of batteries from all Inspiron, Latitude, iBook, PowerBook, MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops.
Virgin was gracious enough to allow laptop use without a battery -- if you're lucky enough to sit close enough to an in-seat power supply -- but otherwise users of two of the most popular brands in laptops had better bring a book or prepare to acquaint themselves well with a few in-flight magazines.
For these airlines (such as Virgin) whose life revolves around business travelers, they are well on their way to having all their business redirected to a service who can serve their puropse.
www.engadget.com /2006/09/15/virgin-bans-dell-apple-batteries-on-flights   (1826 words)

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