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2010-09-01 08:10:00

BURLINGTON, Vt. and NEW YORK, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Burton Snowboards has teamed up with iconic music lifestyle brand Marley & Co. to create an all new, limited edition snowboard, available starting this month. Called the Whammy Bar Marley, the board is part of Burton's Restricted collection, a special assortment of outerwear and hardgoods that can only be found at select authorized retailers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100901/NY57791 ) (Photo:...

2010-08-13 14:03:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The NASTAR® Center, the premier commercial space training and research center in the world, conducted two of the first Educator Professional Development Programs on August 5-6, 2010 and August 12-13, 2010 for K-12 grade teachers. The two-day workshop program entitled, Experiencing Newton's Laws of Motion, equips teachers with hands-on activities, space flight simulation experiences, and take-home material all aimed at enhancing...

2010-05-03 06:30:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") The National AeroSpace Training and Research (NASTAR®) Center announced today that it is partnering with Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc., and Virtuoso, premier travel agents for Virgin Galactic, and the Durst Organization to support artist Laurance Rassin in his goal of becoming the first American artist to create art in space. The art...

2010-04-27 14:02:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") The National AeroSpace Training and Research (NASTAR(®)) Center announced today that it will conduct a series of day camp programs for students in grades 4 - 6 and 7 - 8. Called NASTAR Camp (part of NASTAR Center's outreach arm, NASTAR U), each session will last five days, Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The NASTAR Camp...

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2010-02-17 13:55:00

Too many skiers, snowboarders and resorts are putting fashion before safety TORONTO, On -- While the world's best skiers and snowboarders at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games compete with helmets on, many other skiers and snowboarders are choosing to forego this important piece of safety equipment. In fact, many skiers and snowboarders place fashion before safety, according to a commentary by a St. Michael's Hospital neurosurgeon published in the Journal of the American Medical...

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2010-02-16 10:25:00

For winter sports athletes, including Olympians competing in Vancouver this week, the altitude of the sports venue can have a significant impact on performance, requiring athletes in skill sports, such as figure skating, ski jumping and snowboarding, to retool highly technical moves to accommodate more or less air resistance. When considering the challenges and benefits of training and performing at sea level verses altitude, people often think of the effect altitude can have on oxygen...

2010-02-11 15:10:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, the hospitality provider to North America's premier ski resorts, convention and entertainment venues, announced today that it will serve the U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding as the official food service partner, which includes providing all hospitality services for the teams' social events during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Leveraging Centerplate's expertise in ski resort hospitality, the new relationship will enable the...

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2010-02-01 13:35:00

Helmets reduce the risk of head injury among skiers and snowboarders by 35% with no evidence of an increased risk of neck injury, states an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Some suggest that helmets may increase the risk of neck injury in a crash or fall, particularly in children because of their greater head to body ratio. Skiing and snowboarding are popular winter activities. Estimates from numerous countries indicate that head injuries account for up to 19% and neck...

2010-01-25 17:26:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- It was almost four years ago to this day that young Jessica Gregorie traveled from her home in San Francisco for a day of snowboarding with friends at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. She never returned. Instead, her father, Dr. Dan Gregorie, received a phone call telling him that his 24-year-old daughter was fatally injured. "The ski resort was well aware of the hazards that led to my daughter's death," said Dr. Gregorie. "Had there been basic...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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