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2014-02-21 23:24:56

Project Pengyou builds global community to strengthen US-China relations and carry forward long-term goals of President Obama's 100,000 Strong Initiative. Beijing (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke honored non-profit Project Pengyou as part of his farewell tour last week, calling for a new generation of stewards for the US-China relationship. Locke gave one of his first speeches as Ambassador launching Project Pengyou, a program conceived as the alumni...

2011-08-12 05:27:00

BEIJING, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The American Chamber of Commerce in the People's Republic of China (AmCham-China) is pleased to welcome Gary Locke as the new US Ambassador to China. Ambassador Locke has extensive experience advocating on behalf of American companies in China. Most notably, he twice served as co-chair of the US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade, pressing for improved market access and better protection of intellectual property rights to help increase...

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2011-07-21 08:00:00

The Obama administration has threatened Iceland with possible trade and diplomatic sanctions under a U.S. law known as the Pelly Amendment, which allows the president to act against foreign nations who defy international animal conservation rules. Under pressure by environmental groups, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke certified Iceland under the domestic law, which paves the way for retaliation against nations that break the International Whaling Commission's moratorium. The U.S. is...

2011-05-18 05:15:00

PETALUMA, Calif., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Labcon North America, (www.labcon.com) the world's leading manufacturer of Earth Friendly laboratory disposables, announced today that it was awarded the President's "E" Award for U.S. Exporters. U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke presented Labcon with the "E" Award during a ceremony held at the Commerce Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Monday May 16th. The "E" Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for...

2011-05-16 11:00:00

UNION CITY, Calif., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, today announced the Company was awarded the Presidential "E" Award for Exports by U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke at the Department's headquarters in Washington, D.C. The "E" Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports....

2011-01-24 14:22:00

NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New Bedford Mayor Scott Lang is bringing his Oceans and Fisheries Council to this week's meeting of the New England Fisheries Management Council. New Bedford is the Nation's top fishing port. The Mayor aims to focus the attention of Management Council members on the technical details of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's request to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke for an emergency increase in groundfish allocation levels, and for...

2010-08-26 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke will highlight the opening day of GridWeek 2010 on October 18, with a keynote address before an international gathering of Smart Grid policy, regulatory, utility and technology executives. The International Smart Grid Summit, part of the fourth annual GridWeek Conference being hosted at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. this October, will examine global issues and opportunities for the...


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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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