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2011-02-25 11:13:28

A day after a powerful magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocked Christchurch, a city of 377,000 on New Zealand's South Island, on Feb. 22, 2011, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft imaged the Christchurch region. The imaging was done at the request of the International Charter, Space and Major Disasters, which provides emergency satellite data to federal agencies in disaster-stricken regions. Two images are presented here....

2008-08-29 15:00:41

By STEEMAN, Marta Christchurch's main port Lyttelton is forecasting a flat profit of about $10 million for 2009 after posting a 7 per cent higher profit of $10.34m profit for the June 2008 year. Chief executive Peter Davie said Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) was cautiously optimistic for the coming year and expected net earnings for 2009 to be "approximately $10m" but much depended on the economic situation. LPC was expecting some growth in 2009, but it was not clear what level....


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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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