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2012-02-20 11:29:46

Before firing up the dilithium crystals in your warp drive, you should know what you are getting into, said Lawrence Krauss, ASU Foundation Professor at Arizona State University. When applied to the known laws of physics, some features of Star Trek — the endearing science fiction franchise that hooked millions of viewers on the possibility of intergalactic space travel — don't always hold up. "For example, the transporter, is, alas, impossible, which is a real shame because I...

2011-08-19 11:32:00

MANCHESTER, England, August 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Voyager Software remains 'The Recruiters choice' for Byron Finance as Voyager and Saber Analytics announce a truly unique offering to their customer base. Paul Thompson, Director of Sales at Voyager Recruitment Software [http://www.voyage.co.uk ], today announced, "We've worked extremely hard to ensure our suite of products integrates with the very best 3rd party solutions...

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2009-10-05 21:28:21

Spanish film stars Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem have gotten engaged, a source told Usmagazine.com. The couple met on the set of the 1992 movie, Jamon, Jamon, but didn't start dating until 2007, the report said. They co-starred in last year's Vicky Cristina Barcelona, which earned Cruz an Oscar for best supporting actress. Bardem won his best supporting actor Academy Award for his work in the 2007 movie, No Country for Old Men. He was nominated for a best actor Oscar for the 2000 film,...

2009-10-05 10:58:17

Some attorneys in Florida say the referral service, whocanisue.com, is a disgrace while other lawyers label the Web site a boon for business. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel said Sunday with the service based out of Boca Raton, Fla., being advertised on scores of billboards and signs in three Florida counties, attorneys are divided on the benefits and drawbacks of the business. Personal injury attorney Gary Lesser of West Palm Beach, Fla., labels the service dedicated to finding lawyers for...

2009-10-05 09:25:04

Sunday's matinee performance of the Broadway production of The Royal Family was halted when actor Tony Roberts fell ill, show representatives said. Theatergoers told the New York Post Roberts, 69, began speaking incoherently shortly after making his entrance in the stage comedy, prompting some to speculate he had suffered a stroke. He looked fine and moved around fine, but he was speaking nothing but gibberish for about a minute, audience member Roger Lorente told the Post. It was very...

2009-10-04 14:48:54

Actor Frank Coghlan Jr., co-star of the Adventures of Captain Marvel, died in Saugus, Calif., at the age of 93, his son Patrick says. The New York Times said Sunday that Coghlan's youthful looks at the age of 25 allowed him to portray Captain Marvel's alter-ego, a child named Billy Batson, in the 12-part serial from Republic Pictures released in 1941. Bruce Goldstein, director of repertory programming at Film Forum, said Adventures was a dream come true for children nationwide as it showed...

2009-10-04 14:17:27

Britart star Tracey Emin says she is considering leaving Britain because of an increased tax rate introduced by Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The Sunday Times of London said Emin is frustrated over Brown's 50 percent tax rate set to target British residents making more than $239,000 a year. The tax rate increase is set to go into effect in April. Emin, a standout in the Young British Artists Group, commonly called Britart, reportedly said she is very seriously considering leaving Britain. I'm...

2009-10-04 14:28:20

A 62-year-old mechanic says he was excited to learn he was the inspiration behind the title character of the British comic strip Dennis the Menace. Former merchant navy officer Robert Fair told The Sunday Times of London he can understand how his youthful persona served as the inspiration for the mischievous young boy at the center of the popular comic strip. The description of Dennis the Menace does sound like me when I was young. I was always getting into trouble and I got a few slaps from...

2009-10-04 13:08:51

A 32-year-old banker drowned while participating in a Pakistani reality TV competition being filmed in Thailand, investigators say. An unidentified police investigator said Pakistani banker Saad Khan drowned while swimming across a pond in Bangkok's idyllic Rot Fai Park as part of the filming for a reality series with the working title of Clear Man, the Bangkok Post reported Sunday. The investigator said while more than 30 cast and crew members were on hand during the Aug. 19 accident, he...

2009-10-03 15:47:34

U.S. actress Shayne Lamas says she is hopeful her new reality show featuring her siblings and parents will bring her family closer together. The General Hospital actress said of particular importance to her is whether Leave It to Lamas will improve the relationship between her older brother A.J. and her father, actor Lorenzo Lamas, the New York Daily News reported Saturday. The No. 1 deciding factor in doing this show was that we'd get to spend quality time with each other, said Lamas, whose...


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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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