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2008-08-21 09:01:06

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MPX Energia S.A. (Bovespa: MPXE3) informs that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Energias do Brasil S.A. for the joint development of Porto do Pecem II TPP (Pecem II). The MoU foresees the acquisition by Energias do Brasil of a 50% stake in the project. Pecem II will have an installed capacity of 360 MW and will be located in Sao Goncalo do Amarante, State of Ceara. The first phase of UTE Porto do Pecem TPP...

2008-07-02 06:00:00

By Rapfogel, Jared It's impossible to discuss the work of Manoel de Oliveira without acknowledging his longevity (he hits the century mark this December), or his equally incredible productivity (at least a film a year since 1990). But there's a less-often remarked and perhaps more significant aspect to his peculiar filmic career: the relative artistic silence of his first six decades. Aside from a handful of short films (including the acclaimed DOUTO, Faina Fluvial) and two isolated...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'