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2014-07-31 12:31:12

But 2014 Data Trending Better; Exports Remain Major Segment of State Economy LOS ANGELES, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new economic analysis finds that since the recession, the recovery of Oregon's export industry has lagged the recovery in the nation, and as a result, the state's share of total U.S. exports has declined. According to the analysis by Beacon Economics, from 1997 to 2008, the decade prior to the downturn, average real growth for exports was nearly 7% annually in Oregon and...

2014-06-18 23:00:44

The First Annual Oregon City Games Will Take Place in Bend, Oregon from June 18-22, 2014 Bend, Oregon (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Today marks the kick off ceremony for the inaugural Oregon Senior Games. The Oregon Senior Games offer athletes 50 and older an arena to compete for a slot at the National Senior Games, which will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2015. Avamere employees from Bend Transitional Care are proud to be Presenting Sponsors of the games and cheer on the contestants in...

2014-06-17 20:20:13

VANCOUVER, June 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia today welcomed the federal government's decision to approve the Northern Gateway Pipeline. Chamber President Captain Stephen Brown said the decision confirms the conclusion of the work undertaken by the Joint Review Panel that Northern Gateway is in the country's national interest and can be operated safely on land and on water. "The technology enhancements driving today's marine industry including...

2014-05-06 23:16:43

Creature Weekend, the nation's premiere Cryptozoology Conference held annually at Salt Fork State Park in Ohio, is pleased to announce its 2014 Speaker Lineup. Cambridge, Ohio (PRWEB) May 5, 2014 (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Creature Weekend is proud to announce that it will be holding its 2014 conference at Salt Fork State Park in Ohio on May 17, 2014. Five prominent bigfoot researchers will be speaking at this conference in May; the presenters include Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Bill Munns, John...

Rich Waters Of Puget Sound Supplied By Deep, Turbulent Canyon
2014-04-15 10:32:02

By Hannah Hickey, University of Washington The headwaters for Puget Sound's famously rich waters lie far below the surface, in a submarine canyon that draws nutrient-rich water up from the deep ocean. New measurements may explain how the Pacific Northwest's inland waters are able to support so many shellfish, salmon runs and even the occasional pod of whales. University of Washington oceanographers made the first detailed measurements at the headwater's source, a submarine canyon...

2014-03-07 08:24:06

SEATTLE, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Top regional interior designers were named March 6, 2014, at Seattle Design Center's 15(th) annual Northwest Design Awards Gala at Seattle Design Center in Seattle. Designers, architects and students submitted 120 projects in 14 competition categories. A panel of West coast industry experts evaluated submissions through an anonymous process, measuring each project on the basis of proportion, composition, use of space, materials and...

2014-03-04 12:25:46

With the 2014 enrollment deadline approaching, Oregonians can still find flexible, innovative plans--plus much more--as members of Oregon's Health CO-OP. PORTLAND, Ore., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With less than two months left in the open enrollment period, Oregon's Health CO-OP remains on the front end of providing access to health care designed by Oregonians for Oregonians. Simple from the start"Our charge from the beginning has been to keep things simple," says CEO Dr. Ralph...

2014-02-07 12:25:10

Transwestern and Delta Associates Name TrendSetters of the Year: Capitol Riverfront BID's Michael Stevens and StonebridgeCarras' George Carras and Doug Firstenberg WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transwestern, along with its research affiliate, Delta Associates, and their sponsors, Baker Tilly and PNC Real Estate, today announced they held their 17(th) annual Washington, D.C. TrendLines(®) event on Feb. 6 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. As part of...

2014-02-06 08:34:39

TUALATIN, Ore., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oregon Scientific, a leading designer and distributor of personal electronics globally, today announced two senior-level promotions and the hire of a new General Manager in a move to strengthen product development, marketing and business-to-business initiatives to encourage growth in the North American region. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140206/NE59713LOGO) Ryan Else joined Oregon Scientific in January and brings more...

2014-01-28 12:32:10

Jeff Boyce Leads NACR Sales and Territory Development for Pacific Northwest EAGAN, Minn., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Communications technology integration expert NACR is pleased to announce that Jeff Boyce has joined the company as the Regional Sales Director for the Pacific Northwest to develop new sales initiatives and help to expand the company's market presence in the region. Formerly a vice president at Cerium Networks, he is based at the NACR office in Seattle, WA, and...


Latest Pacific Northwest Reference Libraries

Skunk Ape
2013-10-07 06:51:24

The skunk ape is a cryptid said to inhabit the swamp lands of North Carolina, Arkansas, and most commonly found in the Florida swampland. It goes by other names as well: Swamp Ape, Stink Ape, Florida Bigfoot, Myakka Ape, and Myakka Skunk Ape. The name was given to this creature for the rank smell that is said to accompany it. Reports of this creature were most common in 1960s and 1970s. The skunk ape has dark colored fur, usually black or dark brown; sometimes the creature is described...

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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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