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2008-09-23 18:30:00

Famed Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery committed suicide via a drug overdose, her granddaughter told the Globe and Mail newspaper. Best known for writing "Anne of Green Gables," Montgomery also penned 19 other novels, as well as numerous journals, short stories and poems before she died in 1942. "Despite her great success, it is known that she suffered from depression, that she was isolated, sad and filled with worry and dread for much of her life," Kate Macdonald Butler wrote in a...

2008-09-10 15:00:29

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Plastic industry industry is available in its catalogue. World Plastic Pipes Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p092517/World-Plastic-Pipes--Market.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Plastic pipes in Million Meters. The major product segments analyzed are Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pipes, Polyethylene (PE) Pipes, Polypropylene (PP) Pipes, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive...

2008-09-03 15:00:26

LEWISTON - "Quebec meets Acadia" is the theme of a concert at the Franco-American Heritage Center Sunday, Sept. 14, which showcases several of Canada's most esteemed folk musicians and dancers. Scheduled for 2 p.m., the program will feature famed Montreal dance master and multi-instrumentalist Benoit Bourque, formerly of the band Le Vent du Nord, as well as musicians/dancers Helene Bergeron and Louise Arsenault, who formed the female half of the popular Prince Edward Island quartet...

2008-08-21 12:01:21

NORWAY, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND--(Marketwire - Aug. 21, 2008) - The Government of Canada is investing in renewable energy projects across Prince Edward Island, thanks to investments in projects through the ecoENERGY for Renewable Power Program. Mike Allen, Member of Parliament for Tobique-Mactaquac, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources, today announced the first project at the Norway Wind Park, on the northwestern tip of Prince Edward Island. The Norway Wind...

2008-08-01 09:00:53

ORLANDO, Fla. _ This is not your grandpa's PE class. Actually, it isn't your PE class, either. Gone are the days when physical education meant focusing only on sports, like kickball or dodgeball. Now, physical education means teaching kids about fitness, how to create wellness plans and how to exercise properly, all so they can learn how to be healthy and active for a lifetime. The shift began 10 years ago, when data started showing obesity levels rising in children. Many states had...

2008-07-18 03:00:48

By Bourne, N K Millett, J C F It is increasingly important to understand the dynamic response of polymers and polymer composites as their engineering application increases. This work aims to investigate the effects of additions to thermoplastic carbon chains on the response of the resulting polymer at the continuum scale. Polyethylene, polyvinyldichloride, and polymethylmethacrylate are shocked, and their equation of state and strength properties is presented. An explanation is sought for...

2008-07-01 15:00:45

By LORI ARATANI Advocates push to keep kids moving Classes are out for children across the country, but the fight to boost fitness and curb fat among America's youth doesn't end with the school year, researchers and health advocates say. That's why they're encouraging parents to turn off the television and video games and find ways to get kids moving. Groups ranging from the American Heart Association to the National Association for Sport & Physical Education succeeded in efforts...

2008-06-27 15:02:33

NORTH RUSTICO, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND--(Marketwire - June 27, 2008) - The Government of Canada continues to invest in harbour infrastructure, moving forward today with projects that will benefit fish harvesters and other harbour users across Prince Edward Island. The Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Secretary of State (Small Business and Tourism), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. "The commercial fishery is key to the economic...

2008-06-25 18:03:07

By Michael Tutton, THE CANADIAN PRESS KILDARE CAPE, P.E.I. - Noralee Harper is thinking about moving from her home nestled in Prince Edward Island's picturesque countryside because she can't find a family doctor for her twin seven-year-old sons, who have had serious illnesses. She says health care will be the key deciding factor in whether she and her husband, Michael, and their four boys decide to stay in Kildare Cape. Harper, 32, is deeply attached to her home amid picture-postcard...

2007-12-29 03:00:22

By Morgan, Philip Hansen, Vibeke ABSTRACT The quality of physical education (PE) programs in primary schools has been questioned in the literature because of the difficulties that classroom teachers experience when teaching PE. The authors used a mixed-mode method to investigate teachers' insights into ways in which the quality of primary school PE can be improved. Questionnaire data were collected from 189 teachers in 38 randomly selected schools in New South Wales, Australia. Thirty-one...


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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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