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2012-03-28 17:32:54

Report offers roadmap for action by global leaders to create a sustainable food system Nearly one billion people in the world are undernourished, while millions suffer from chronic disease due to excess food consumption. Global demand is growing for agricultural products and food prices are rising, yet roughly one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. Climate change threatens more frequent drought, flooding and pest outbreaks, and the world loses 12 million...

UK's Internet Economy Tops Amongst G20 Nations
2012-03-22 05:25:47

The Internet is responsible for a larger percentage of the UK's economy than any other G20 industrial or developing nation, a new study from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has discovered. According to BBC News, BCG figures show that the UK's "Internet economy" was worth £121 billion pounds (approximately $192 billion) in 2010 -- or in excess of £2000 ($3,176) per person. Furthermore, they discovered that the Internet contributed more to the UK economy than the education,...

2011-06-28 00:00:31

Mr. Bechetoille chosen from field of 700 to represent France at annual meeting, being held in advance of meeting of G20 nations. Paris, France (PRWEB) June 27, 2011 Qosmos (http://www.qosmos.com) today announced that its CEO, Thibaut Bechetoille, has been named as a delegate to represent France at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Summit (G20 YES) to be held October 31-November 2, 2011. The annual G20 YES will be held this year in Nice, France, in advance of the G20 meeting in Cannes. The G20 YES...

2011-04-14 07:00:00

PARIS and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Council on Global Financial Regulation (Council) today issued its initial report titled "Practical Measures for Enhancing International Financial Regulatory Coordination". The Report calls on G20 governments and related financial regulatory authorities and international bodies to enhance the existing process of international financial regulatory coordination. Most particularly, the Council recommends new steps to bolster...

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2011-03-07 09:25:00

Hackers using internet addresses from China have prompted the French finance ministry to turn off 10,000 computers, officials told reporters on Monday. Apparently the hackers were hunting for documents relating to the Group of 20 (G20) consisting of developed and developing nations, which this year is led by France, said Budget Minister Francois Baroin. "We have leads," he told Europe 1 radio. The December attacks on the finance ministry computers, have forced the ministry to "significantly...


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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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