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2014-04-22 08:24:54

NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a $5 million impact investment in Little Sun, creators of portable, solar-powered lamps designed by co-founders: artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen. The company works with local entrepreneurs to sell its lamps to households where electricity is scarce or unavailable, at prices that are affordable to families currently using costly and toxic kerosene for their lighting. Little...

2014-02-27 08:30:36

Program Will Focus on 1- to 4-year-olds in Bangladesh, Where Drowning is the Leading Cause of Death Among Children DHAKA, Bangladesh, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a new $10 million commitment to prevent drowning deaths in children aged 1 to 4. The Bloomberg Philanthropies Drowning Prevention Project will initially focus on Bangladesh, where drowning is the leading cause of death among children. Every year in Bangladesh, 12,000...

2012-06-06 21:32:04

Road traffic crashes kill more than 1.2 million people each year, with 90 percent of those fatalities occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Yet despite a growing body of data to support effective and proven interventions, proportional funding for implementation in developing countries has not been forthcoming, leaving a gap between evidence and action. A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg...

2011-12-08 14:00:00

Bringing Together Cutting Edge Technology & 30 NYC Cultural Organizations to Help New Yorkers and Visitors Discover the New York Arts Experience and Foster Economic Opportunity (New York, NY) (PRWEB) December 08, 2011 SeatGeek, a New York based tech start-up and leading ticket search engine, is partnering with Bloomberg Philanthropies to make the unique New York cultural arts experience discoverable in a new, dynamic way. The Discover New York Arts (DNyA) Project is a groundbreaking...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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