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2013-06-27 23:44:54

Narconon staff and volunteers in all corners of the world conduct events and activities as part of the UN’s International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking; centers as far apart as Ghana, Russia, Italy and the United States participate every year. (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 Every year, the United Nations sponsors one day to draw attention to the worldwide problems resulting from drug trafficking and abuse – the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking every June...

2013-06-27 23:34:59

U.N. group agrees on pact to allow accessible print rights. Watertown, Mass. (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 Formal adoption of a new international treaty that will improve access to books for people who are blind, visually impaired, or have other print disabilities is expected on Thursday, June 27, in Marrakesh, Morocco. Negotiators from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the United Nations agency that addresses rules governing rights such as patents, copyright, trademarks,...

2013-06-27 23:01:43

From Russia to Africa to the US, Narconon staff and volunteers take action to fight back against drug trafficking, abuse and addiction. (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Narconon, the international network of rehabilitation centers, showed its determination to succeed in the fight against addiction with coordinated support for the UN International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. When this event is held every year on June 26th, Narconon never fails to reach out to communicate to clubs,...

Synthetic Drugs Skyrocketing UN Report
2013-06-26 11:13:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The development of synthetic, designer drugs often outpaces the laws designed to control them, and a new report from the United Nations described a sharp rise in the proliferation of these so-called “legal highs.” “New harmful substances have been emerging with unfailing regularity on the drug scene,” the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said. “The international drug control system is floundering for the first time under...

2013-06-25 23:26:11

InfoTrends has expanded its Ultimate Guide Online platform to include wide format printing (WFP). Weymouth, MA (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 InfoTrends has expanded its Ultimate Guide Online platform to include wide format printing (WFP). This guide details product specifications for over 300 products from a total of 40 vendors. The Ultimate Guide Online is a series of databases utilized by savvy print and marketing service providers to compare hardware and software before making their...

2013-06-24 23:23:50

The Goree Challenge announces 4 by 14 campaign ahead of US President Obama visit to The House of Slaves (Maison des Esclaves) on Goree Island, Senegal. Goree Island, Senegal and Brooklyn, New York (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 Victor Mooney of Queens, New York invites the press to take a look at his Brazilian built boat, which he hopes will carry him across the Atlantic Ocean later this year from the Canary Islands to New York’s Brooklyn Bridge at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn on...

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Earth Day
2012-04-23 12:12:49

Earth Day is a day early each year on which events are held to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. It is now coordinated worldwide through the Earth Day Network, founded by Dennis Hayes, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. The United Nations designated April 22 as International Mother Earth Day in 2009, and will continue to be held each year on April 22 through at least 2015. The name and concept of Earth Day was allegedly...

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  • 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.