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2014-02-21 23:01:17

National VOAD has announced that the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands has established a VOAD, making it the 56th State/Territory VOAD. (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster has announced that the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands has established a VOAD, making it the 56th State/Territory VOAD. The 111 total Members of National VOAD – including 56 state/territory Members and 55 national Member organizations – represent a...

2011-01-26 20:16:00

SAIPAN, Northern Marianas Islands, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WildAid and Sharksavers congratulate Governor Fitial and the Legislature of the Northern Mariana Islands for passage of anti shark fin legislation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110126/SF37292) In the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Governor Benigno Fitial today signed into law an important bill - HB 17-94. This measure will prohibit possession and sale of shark fins in the Commonwealth...

2009-01-21 11:53:00

SAIPAN, M.P., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Chairman Jose Lifoifoi of the United Micronesia Development Association ("UMDA"), through his attorneys David Lujan and Edward Arriola, filed a motion in Superior Court for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands yesterday to dismiss claims filed against Chairman Lifoifoi and other UMDA directors by companies affiliated with Robert Pfaff and John Larson. Robert Pfaff and John Larson are convicted felons who UMDA brought suit against in...

2009-01-05 17:23:00

Pew Applauds Historic Action WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Bush today designated 3 new marine national monuments in the Pacific Ocean totaling more than 195,000 square miles, an area greater than Oregon and Washington combined. Together with Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, which was established in 2006 in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands, President Bush will have designated monuments protecting 335,561 square miles of ocean, a larger area of the world's...

2008-12-09 20:58:00

SAIPAN, M.P., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Micronesia Development Association, Inc. ("UMDA") announced today that it has reached a settlement with Deloitte & Touche in a civil suit in the Superior Court of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands ("CNMI") relating to harm done to UMDA by company insiders during a time when Deloitte served as auditor and accountant. UMDA has received a mid seven-figure settlement from Deloitte and Deloitte & Touche entities in both...

2008-10-21 15:00:21

Fitch Ratings has placed $16.5 million in outstanding Commonwealth Ports Authority (CPA), Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), airport revenue bonds, 1998 senior series A, on Rating Watch Negative. The bonds are currently rated 'CCC'. Fitch's 'CCC' category rating indicates that default is a real possibility. Capacity for meeting financial commitments is solely reliant upon sustained, favorable business or economic conditions. The series 1998 bonds are secured by a pledge of...

2008-10-07 15:00:28

By TIFFANY, Martin The first flight of Shanghai Airlines' new service to Saipan arrived recently, a debut that comes ahead of several airline deals that tourism officials hope will draw more foreign visitors to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (c) 2008 Waikato Times. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.


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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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