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LONDON, August 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Business Monitor International (BMI) forecasts an annual average growth of 8.3% y-o-y between 2011 and 2015 in the construction sector, which will be slightly reduced from the previous high rate. Angola has experienced a post-civil war reconstruction boom, aided by the spending of oil revenues and large credit lines.
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 performance....
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.
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.
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).
HOUSTON, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc.
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.
Scientists working in Angola said they have discovered the countryâ€™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.
HOUSTON, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) today reported results for the fourth quarter and full-year of 2010.
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.
The Baboon Spider (Pterinochilus murinus), an old-world tarantula, was initially described in 1897 by Reginald Innes Pocock. This species is found on the African continent, in Angola, as well as central, eastern, and southern Africa. Among those who keep tarantulas as pets, Pterinochilus murinus is known as “OBT”, which means Orange Baboon Tarantula or Orange Bitey Thing, and also as the Pterror, a pun on its Latin genus classification: Pterinochilus. These nicknames are in reference...
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....
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,...
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.
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...
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