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2013-11-04 23:00:43

American actor Danny Glover is joining international celebrities and activists to bring justice to the communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest affected by Chevron's oil pollution. Quito, Ecuador (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 The famous American actor and social activist Danny Glover arrived in Ecuador yesterday where he plans to visit an area of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest were the multinational oil giant Chevron operated, and was sentenced by a local court to pay a...

2013-10-23 23:27:08

It turns out that the overseas Chinese don't quite like Yelp or Angie's List, and language is only part of the reason. (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 huavote.com, based in the Silicon Valley, announced today the launch of the largest business review website for overseas Chinese. The website offers a business review platform like yelp.com, targeting the ethnic Chinese outside of China. The website is created to solve a problem for overseas Chinese: they often can't find the business...

2013-10-10 23:02:58

Alan M. Dunn, a partner with the Washington, D.C. based international trade law firm of Stewart and Stewart, clarifies U.S. sanctions against doing business with Caribbean nations Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Despite Cuba’s recent announcement that its athletes from all sports will soon be able to sign contracts with foreign leagues, an apparent effort to prevent Cuban athletes from defecting to other countries, the change in policy does not affect U.S. sanctions against...

2013-10-03 23:34:20

Nathan Turner Jr. announces his new book titled: “A Drum Major for God and a Perfume Sprinkler to Man: The Life and Theology of Unsung Civil Rights Hero Rev. Dr. Jonathan McPherson, Sr.” Fairhope, AL (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 Almost everyone in America knows about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his struggle, but there are other heroes of the civil rights movement. One name that individuals should learn more about is Rev. Dr. Jonathan McPherson – he was right next to Dr. King,...

2013-09-10 23:03:53

Monthly Departures Put U.S. Travelers Directly In Touch With Inspiring Cuban Musicians (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 Thanks to a special license issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, music aficionados can soak up the live sounds of Cuba’s jazz scene through people-to-people contact with artists and experts on location in Havana. JazzTimes, in partnership with Insight Cuba, the leading provider of U.S. licensed people-to-people travel to Cuba, is offering 11 Jazz in Havana...

2013-08-29 23:25:12

Environmental Group No Drill Ecuador Seeks $1.8 Billion Goal for Ecuador's Yasuni Oil Fields Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Environmental group No Drill Ecuador has launched the most ambitious crowd funding campaign in history to halt oil drilling on protected lands, with a goal of $1.8 billion. The campaign is at: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/no-drill-ecuador/x/4452868. All funds will be donated directly to the World Land Trust, http://www.worldlandtrust.org, a...

2013-08-16 23:00:52

A reporter from MCSquared Public Relations covered a nationally televised speech by President Rafael Correa of Ecuador in which he announced the end of the Yasuní-ITT initiative, a unique conservation plan that would have left 920 million barrels of oil underground in an unspoiled Amazon rainforest reserve, after the international community failed to back the initiative. Quito, Ecuador (PRWEB) August 16, 2013 In a nationally televised speech, President Rafael Correa of Ecuador...

Working Class Marriages Sinking With Job Stability
2013-08-13 11:05:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research being presented by sociologists from the University of Virginia suggests the decline of stable, well-paying jobs is having a significant impact on Americans’ attitudes toward marriage and starting a family. The study, presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in New York City, also found major differences between individuals with and without a college education when it comes to...

2013-08-12 23:00:33

Standing out as a key market for exporters, importers and manufacturers, Vietnam’s growth in global energy market has opened new avenues. CMT’s 15th VOGP 2013, being held on 12-13 Sept., 2013 in Ho Chi Minh City, examines the latest developments of the country’s oil and gas exploration and production activities as well as energy outlook and development plans in the country. Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 Owning one of the largest oil and gas reserves in the Asia...

2013-07-31 23:30:22

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement, this year’s Sages and Scientists Symposium includes presentations by Dr. Clarence B. Jones, whose suggested words for the opening seven paragraphs of MLK’s "I Have a Dream" speech were included as proposed; Diane Nash, who in 1961 coordinated the Freedom Rider from Birmingham, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi, a story documented in the recent PBS American Experience film “Freedom Riders;” and Dr....


Word of the Day
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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