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2011-09-30 20:00:00

The discussions on The 2011 State of the Future will be presented in Santiago and in the City of La Serena of Northern Chile on October 4th and 5th. The speakers will be Jerome Glenn of The Millennium Project, President of the Senate of Chile, Guido Girardi, President of the Latin American Center for Globalization and Prospective (Argentina), Miguel Gutierrez, Vice Chancellor of the University President Pedro de Valdivia, and Chile Node MP, Héctor Casanueva. (PRWEB) September 30, 2011...

2011-09-21 09:00:00

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2011-09-21 12:56:52

New research has found public sector workers are typically more pro-socially motivated than their private sector counterparts. The University of Bristol study, published today [21 Sep], examined motivational indicators in workers from both sectors across 51 countries. But there are some nations where the reverse is true and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded study, led by academics in the University's Centre for Market and Public Organisation, explored whether...

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2011-07-22 05:55:00

Google Inc. increased its lobbying expenses by 54 percent during the second quarter, surpassing $2 million for the first time, as the Internet search giant faces a probe by the Federal Trade Commission over its business practices. The company spent $2.06 million lobbing members of Congress and federal government regulators during the April-June period, compared with $1.48 million in the first quarter and $1.34 million during the same period last year, the Associated Press reported, citing...

2011-07-21 13:41:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google and Facebook pumped record amounts into their lobbying efforts during the second quarter, according to just filed disclosure reports. Google's spending soared to $2.06 million, a 54 percent increase from the same period a year ago. Facebook spent $320,000 -- nearly as much as its total lobbying expenses for all of last year. In addition to the money spent on formal lobbying disclosed in Google's report, much of...

2011-06-10 11:27:00

KYIV, Ukraine, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the framework of fighting corruption, Ukraine has been taking a series of measures to prevent the spread of corrupt practices in the country. Occupying 134th position in the corruption rating of Transparency International, Ukraine now puts a lot of efforts to improve its international standing. The latest development was the Law of Ukraine On the Foundations of Prevention and Combating Corruption along with a number of other accompanying...

2011-06-09 13:07:00

Total spending climbed by over $850,000 Private sector spending on lobbying still goes unreported CHICAGO, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local governments, transit agencies and other public bodies spent nearly $7.5 million in the last fiscal year on contracts with lobbyists hired to monitor and influence state officials, according to an annual survey conducted by the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform (ICPR). ICPR utilized the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to gather...


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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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