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2011-06-30 11:05:00

BRUSSELS, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VRcontext International was recently awarded a milestone contract with TOTAL E&P Angola to deliver a 3D "Immersive Training Simulator" (ITS) for the Pazflor FPSO, to be anchored on one of TOTAL's largest offshore producing assets. Walkinside allowed the TOTAL Training Room Instructors to create customized collaborative scenarios that were later used to develop improved communication skills of the trainees and to test their execution...

2011-06-21 05:00:00

PARIS, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the baseline delivery of six S-76C++(TM) helicopters to SonAir Servico Aereo S.A. (SonAir) for support of offshore oil operations in Angola. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110621/NE23249 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO ) SonAir has been flying Sikorsky products for more than 15 years. Currently, SonAir...

2011-06-14 14:25:00

EVERETT, Wash., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today delivered the first 777-300ER (extended range) to Angola flag carrier TAAG Linhas Aereas de Angola (Angola Airlines). The airplane is the first purchased, owned and operated by an African carrier. "This is a proud day for Angola and its people," said TAAG Chairman Dr. Antonio Luis Pimentel Araujo. "Taking possession of this airplane and being the first in all of Africa to buy, own and operate the airplane further...

2011-06-10 18:14:00

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The national flag carrier of Angola, TAAG Angola Airlines (Linhas Aereas de Angola) is purchasing Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with GE90 engines assisted by an approximately $256 million long-term loan guarantee from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank). The aircraft will be used to expand TAAG's intercontinental service provided through its all-Boeing fleet. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110414/MM83673LOGO) The...

2011-05-09 16:00:00

HOUSTON, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) today reported net income attributable to VAALCO of $11.2 million or $0.19 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2011 compared to net income attributable to VAALCO of $6.0 million or $0.11 per diluted share for the comparable period in 2010. First quarter 2011 revenues were $46.8 million compared to $30.0 million in the first quarter of 2010, an increase of 56%. First quarter 2011 results reflect increases in both...

2011-03-22 15:58:41

Chevron Africa Latin America Exploration and Production Company has signed a Cooperation Protocol with the Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatrics AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) at Texas Children's Hospital and the Republic of Angola today in Luanda, Angola to establish the West African nation's first comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease program. Chevron is supporting the Angola Sickle Cell Initiative with $4 million over 4 years. BIPAI, a joint program of Baylor College of Medicine and...

2011-03-17 07:05:00

Scientists working in Angola said they have discovered the country's first fossil of a dinosaur, and that it represents a new genus of long-necked, plant-eating sauropod, which is among the largest creatures that have ever walked the earth. The international team that made the amazing find and identified the fossilized forelimb reported Wednesday in the Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences that it is from a previously unknown dinosaur, based on the unique skeletal makeup. The fossil...

2011-03-14 17:02:00

HOUSTON, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) today reported results for the fourth quarter and full-year of 2010. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100316/NY71495LOGO ) For the 2010 fourth quarter, VAALCO reported net income attributable to VAALCO of $8.9 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, compared to net income attributable to VAALCO of $2.2 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, for the comparable period in 2009. Fourth quarter 2010 revenues were...

2011-03-06 14:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and SonAir Servico Aereo, S.A. (SonAir) today announced the signing of a contract for six S-76C++(TM) helicopters in a ceremony held at Heli-Expo. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO ) SonAir has been flying Sikorsky products for more than 15 years in support of offshore oil operations in Angola. Currently, SonAir operates...

2011-02-17 05:51:00

MADRID, February 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - The Project has a Budget of EUR34.6m. It Includes the Installation of 20 Kilometres of 225 kV Power Lines and the Construction of a 20/20 kV Substation Transformer. - The Company is Rolling out Several Energy Projects in Seven African Countries: Angola, Algeria, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Mauritania and Mozambique Isolux Corsan will be widening its footprint on the African continent, where it runs power projects in seven...

Latest Angola Reference Libraries

Southern Reedbuck, Redunca arundinum
2012-10-12 11:24:59

The southern reedbuck (Redunca arundinum), also known as the common reedbuck or the rietbok, is a species of antelope that can be found in southern Africa. Its range extends from Tanzania and Gabon to South Africa, including Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Namibia, and Zambia, among other areas. It prefers a habitat within grasslands, woodlands, pastures, and valleys. This species uses reeds and other tall vegetation located near water to remain hidden from predators....

Barbeled Houndshark, Leptocharias smithii
2012-09-03 08:24:18

The Barbeled houndshark (Leptocharias smithii) is a species of bottom dwelling shark and sole member of the Leptochariidae family. It is a fish found in the Atlantic Ocean, inhabiting coastal waters of Africa from Mauritania to Angola and found at depths up to 246 feet. It is occasionally found as far north as the Mediterranean Sea. Its habitat is typically muddy water around river mouths. This fish can grow up to 32 inches in length, and is characterized by its long, slender body,...

2007-10-22 16:03:24

The Bioko Allen's Bushbaby (Galago alleni) , also known as Bioko Allen's Galago, or Bioko Allen's Squirrel Galago is a species of primate in the Galagidae family. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.

2007-06-25 08:55:42

The Giant Sable Antelope, Hippotragus niger variani, is a rare subspecies of Sable Antelope native and endemic to the region between Cuango and Luando Rivers in Angola. They live in forests near the water, where leaves and tree sprouts are always juicy and abundant. It is an endangered species, so it is protected in natural parks, and hunting it is, therefore, forbidden. Both sexes have horns, which can reach 59 inches. Males and females are strikingly similar in appearance until they...

2007-02-21 18:04:44

The grey triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) is a triggerfish of Eastern Atlantic areas. It is found from Mediterranean to Angola, and Nova Scotia to Argentina.

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