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2011-07-01 04:00:00

MIAMI, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The red carpet of the Miami film premiere of Transformers: Dark of the Moon was cluttered with umbrellas this evening. The film's talent in attendance included Executive Producer and Director, Michael Bay and actor Tyrese Gibson who plays USAF Master Sergeant Robert Epps. Unlike most premieres, other talent in the film transformed the traditional red carpet with an entrance from the rainy sky. JT Holmes and three members of the Red Bull Air Force...

2011-06-09 00:00:29

Dan Cooper is selected out of 125 nominations as one of Training Magazine's Top Young Trainers of 2011. Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 ej4, an online training company that specialize in j4 videos, announced today that CEO Dan Cooper, was selected by Training Magazine as one of their 2011 Top Young Trainers. The award is given to training professionals, age 40 and under, based on elements like leadership skills, accomplishments, and development of innovative training solutions....

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2010-11-06 08:00:00

Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy jumped from a hot-air balloon Friday and completed two aerial loops by using his custom-made jet-propelled wingsuit.  It was just the latest daredevil stunt by Rossy, who hopes one day he will be able to fly through the Grand Canyon. He launched himself from a replica of the Breitling Orbiter at an altitude of 7,874 feet near Lake Geneva.  The orbiter was the first balloon to be piloted nonstop around the world in 1999.  Rossy then fired up the...

2010-09-15 09:26:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has announced the launch of its much anticipated Rigger Level II certification program. Candidate applications for Rigger Level II certification exams are being accepted now in preparation for test administrations that will begin October 1. As with other CCO certification programs, candidates seeking Rigger Level II certification are required to pass both a written and...

2010-07-14 15:39:00

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- On screen and off, celebrities are taking flight, but not in any private jet. Instead, Shania Twain, Hilary Swank and Chuck Norris are just a few of the celebrities who are going up--and jumping out. According to the United States Parachute Association (USPA), NASCAR driver Brian Vickers and country music star Craig Morgan are the most recent celebrities to complete student training and earn skydiving licenses. Even ex-President George H.W....

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2010-07-14 07:05:00

An Austrian daredevil is making progress with his plans to jump from the edge of space in a dive that would shatter world skydive records as well as the sound barrier. Felix Baumgartner is getting closer and closer to making his dream a reality. He has recently completed a series of high-altitude test jumps and plans to make the record-setting attempt later this year. Baumgartner will start in the stratosphere at 120,000 feet and will leap from a capsule suspended by a helium balloon near...

2010-07-01 09:42:00

OTTAWA, Ill., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- What do the Bible, a parachute and a pair of handcuffs have in common? Escape Artist Anthony Martin... Martin, a nationally-recognized escape artist turned evangelist, has announced plans to attempt a "Leap of Faith," in Ottawa, Ill., July 13, at 2 p.m. Martin will be handcuffed by an area locksmith before donning a parachute and leaping from an aircraft at 14,000 feet. He will have to free his hands in order to deploy the parachute and save his life....

2010-04-30 13:00:00

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- 1-800-PREPARE.com (C) today announced a partnership with Tough Gear, the manufacturer of Survival Straps (C) to help support American troops and defend their country. Whenever a Survival Strap is purchased through 1-800-PREPARE.com, an identical Survival Strap will be sent to a soldier serving the United States. 1-800-PREPARE.com and Tough Gear both recognize and stress the importance of being prepared and helping...

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2010-04-03 09:20:00

Felix Baumgartner Tests Next-Generation Suit in Wind Tunnel, Low Pressure Chamber and Open Air History has been made this week as Red Bull Stratos unveiled the first space suit ever to be produced by David Clark Company for a non-governmental space program. The Red Bull Stratos science team has also revealed the pressure helmet, which with the suit will serve as Felix Baumgartner's sole life-support system when he steps off his capsule at 120,000 feet to attempt a record-breaking freefall...

2010-04-01 10:23:00

The USPA enlists the services of the United States Equestrian Federation to enact new equine welfare regulations WELLINGTON, Fla., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to implement a pilot program for equine drugs and medications testing for its sanctioned events, the United States Polo Association (USPA) has engaged the services of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Equine Drugs and Medications Program. This new pilot program was approved by the USPA Board of...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'