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2014-08-16 00:20:51

August 18 - 22nd 2014 DENVER, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GO FAST! Sports is proud to announce the 2014 GO FAST! Games in Zakynthos, Greece August 18(th) - 22(nd). The GO FAST! Games are one of the premiere action sports events in the world! It brings together the world's top aerial and action sports athletes for this amazing event! http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140816/136713 This serene and relaxing beach vacation spot for some, will be soon become the landing zone...

2014-07-17 23:03:12

SkyVenture Colorado, an Indoor Skydiving facility that has been offering the Denver Colorado community and visitors the exhilarating excitement of an aerial-free fall, is pleased to announce its now part of the iFLY Indoor Skydiving family. The facility is also in the midst of a remodel bringing new experiences, flight lesson programs and technology to the community for flyers of all ages. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 SkyVenture Colorado, an Indoor Skydiving facility that has...

2014-07-01 08:26:09

SION, Switzerland, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The RealFly team from Sion, Switzerland has won the 2-Way Dynamic Contest, a new discipline of the Extreme Barcelona event considered to be paramount in the extreme sports community. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140701/694428-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140701/694428-b ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140701/694428-c ) The Extreme Barcelona 2014...

Parachutes For NASA's Orion Spacecraft Passed Most Difficult Test
2014-06-25 03:21:47

NASA NASA completed the most complex and flight-like test of the parachute system for the agency's Orion spacecraft on Wednesday. A test version of Orion touched down safely in the Arizona desert after being pulled out of a C-17 aircraft, 35,000 feet above the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground. It was the first time some parachutes in the system had been tested at such a high altitude. Engineers also put additional stresses on the parachutes by allowing the test version of Orion to free...

2014-06-24 08:20:29

Sets World Record for Highest Parafoil Flight; Completes Full Flight Profile TUCSON, Ariz., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Representing a milestone accomplishment, World View, the commercial balloon spaceflight company, has successfully completed a scaled test flight of its high-altitude balloon spaceflight system breaking the world record for highest parafoil flight in the process. The flight launched from Roswell International Air Center in Roswell, NM on June 18 at 7:45 a.m. MT and lasted...

2014-05-22 08:30:41

Project Gearshift aims to increase awareness around the number one cause of death amongst Canadian teenagers TORONTO, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - In an effort to educate teens about distracted, aggressive and impaired driving, as well as reduce the number of motor vehicle-related injuries and fatalities among young Canadians, Parachute and partner State Farm launched Project Gearshift today. Now in its second year, Parachute's Project Gear Shift is a national awareness campaign designed...

2014-05-18 16:20:09

NEW YORK, May 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the best view of New York City was from the air as five Red Bull Air Force Wingsuit Flyers accomplished their dream of skydiving from above one of the world's most recognizable skylines, Manhattan, in anticipation of the 2014 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, Long Island this Memorial Day Weekend. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140518/88700 The elite aerial athletes of the Red Bull Air Force, who have performed at the most...

2014-03-26 23:23:21

Ensuring that the fun continues unabated at outdoor parties and get-togethers, Canopies Outlet recently announced the availability of trendy and robust Party Canopies. Chester, CT (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Ensuring that the fun continues unabated at outdoor parties and get-togethers, Canopies Outlet recently announced the availability of trendy and robust Party Canopies. These canopies are from leading manufacturers and are valued for having a sturdy, corrosion-resistant and durable...

A Wingsuit Could Let Usain Bolt Fly On Saturn's Largest Moon
2014-03-03 10:40:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Usain Bolt, who holds records as the fastest man on Earth on two feet, may be so fast that he could fly if he was dropped off on Saturn’s moon Titan and given a wingsuit. Physics students from the University of Leicester have calculated that, based on the world-record holder’s superhuman speeds, he would be able to take flight on the distant moon. Bolt has been recorded reaching speeds of up to 40.25 feet per second, or...

2014-02-19 23:25:25

Man takes on the ultra marathon of skydiving--a jump every 2 minutes--for history and charity. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Today, Jay Stokes announced his attempt to complete 700 skydives in 24 hours and break his own World Record on September 5 and 6, 2014 at Skydive Indianapolis. His goal is to make history—and raise over $200,000 for charity. Jay made the announcement at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, whose foundation is one of the three charities he will be...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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