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7 months ago

Mozambique-Plus de $30 mds à investir d'ici 2018 dans le GNL | Reuters

PEMBA, Mozambique, 21 aot (Reuters) - Des investissementsd'un montant total de plus de 30 milliards de dollars (22,6milliards d'euros) seront engags au Mozambique afin d'assurer partir de 2018 des exportations de gaz naturel liqufi, adclar jeudi la compagnie ptrolire publique ENH.

Ces investissements visent dvelopper les ports de Pembaet Palma, dans le nord du pays, o est prvue la constructiond'une base logistique et de plusieurs units de production degaz naturel liqufi (GNL) afin d'exploiter les ressources deschamps du bassin de Rovuma.

La compagnie amricaine Anadarko Petroleum etl'italienne Eni sont parties prenantes du projet.

"Au cours de la phase initiale, des units de liqufactiond'une capacit total de 20 millions de tonnes de GNL par anseront construites et exploits. Les investissements engagerdpassent 30 milliards de dollars", a dclar Reuters NelsonOcuane, le prsident d'ENH.

Le Mozambique, qui peine encore se relever des dommagescauss par la guerre civile de 1975 1992, espre que lesrevenus gnrs par l'exploitation de ces champs gaziers luipermettront d'assurer son dveloppement au cours des prochainesannes.

Le Fonds montaire international (FMI) estime que le payspeut esprer retirer des "revenus importants" du GNL partir de2022 et table moyen terme sur une croissance conomique de 8%par an, ce qui en ferait l'un des pays les plus dynamiquesd'Afrique.

Certains analystes s'attendent cependant ce que l'chancedu dbut 2018 pour les premires exportations de GNL soitdifficile tenir.

Les ressources du bassin de Rovuma sont estimes environ5.000 milliards de m3 de gaz. (Manuel Mucari,; Marc Angrand pour le service franais)

Thomson Reuters 2016 Tous droits rservs.

7 months ago

One Boy's Dream to be a Soccer Star

"Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand."

Nelson Mandela delivered these words 14 years ago and they couldn't be more true.

I've seen the impact sports can have on children from all over the world. I've witnessed children who have gone through traumatic experiences light up as soon as they are given a soccer ball. Some of these children have shared with me their dreams of being the next big soccer player.

These encounters have left no doubt in my mind that sports play a significant role in the social, emotional and physical development of children.

With the World Cup kicking off this month, I'm reminded of the powerful stories of children who have gained from playing sports. Children like Tiago.

At age 11, Tiago and his brother had to live with their grandmother in Northern Mozambique after losing their parents to cholera. The high costs of food, clothing and overall care were too much for their grandmother to handle. As a result, the boys became severely malnourished and weak, which led social workers to take them to SOS Children's Villages in Pemba, a port city in Mozambique.

At the SOS Village, the two were put on a nutritionally balanced diet to help them regain their strength and health. The nutritious meals paired with the love from their SOS Mother meant they began to flourish.

Eventually these brothers were able to run around the Village and have fun with other children. And they sure loved soccer -- especially Tiago.

Soccer brought the best out in Tiago. He became energetic and enthusiastic about the game. It helped boost his self-esteem, taught him about teamwork, and gave him the opportunity to develop strong bonds with his teammates.

Tiago's talent and dedication also caught the attention of coaches from SOS Villages. He was soon asked to join the SOS Village's soccer team, and helped them compete in matches against other community teams. Soccer also inspired Tiago to set goals and work hard to achieve them.

"I would love to play as well as David Beckham. But I know that to be a professional soccer player takes a lot of hard work. I'm willing and excited to take on the challenge, even while keeping up my grades at school!" Tiago said.

Today, Tiago is still enthusiastic about soccer and may move to Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, to live in a youth facility that has a school specializing in soccer.

His story of survival and beating the odds inspires me every day to make sure vulnerable children around the world are given the same opportunities he has had.

Opportunities that allow children to thrive and enjoy their childhood.

Join me and the rest of #TeamSOS at to continue bringing joy into the lives of these children. With your help, we can provide children with the necessary tools to overcome adversity and build the confidence they need to achieve their dreams.

7 months ago

David Schwimmer totes baby Cleo around New York

ByDaily Mail Reporter

Updated: 04:05 EST, 17 August 2011

It's certainly the best way to bond with your baby.

And former Friends star David Schwimmer, 44, looked smitten with baby daughter Cleo as he toted her around in a baby sling.

Cleo looked rather comfortable as the actor turned director ran errands with the three-month old in tow, while wife Zoe Buckman, 25, was occupied elsewhere.

EXCLUSIVE: Former 'Friends' star David Schwimmer seen out with baby daughter Cleo for the first time.Hold me close: David Schwimmer and daughter Cleo bonded as they strolled around New York

Just darling: Cleo has a shock of brunette hair just like her parents and grey-green eyesJust darling: Cleo has a shock of brunette hair just like her parents and grey-green eyes

David Schwimmer and Zoe Buckman and new baby - May 2011David Schwimmer and Zoe Buckman and new baby - May 2011

Hopefully the new mother was getting a few hours of well-deserved me-time.

Baby Cleo has the same dark hair as her parents and grey-green eyes. And even at just three months appears to be heading for her father's territory in the height department. as she appeared quite lengthy.

Her father affectionately clutched her toes, as she wore just a babygro and no bootees.

Schwimmer and Zoe have rarely been seen since Cleo was delivered by caesarean section in New York on May 8.

But they did release a picture which showed them gazing in heartfelt joy at their then two-week old daughter.

David wed former waitress Zoe in a secret ceremony in June after announcing their engagement in March last year.

Growing family: The couple, pictured in March, married secretly in June last yearGrowing family: The couple, pictured in March, married secretly in June last year

The couple met in London in 2007 when Schwimmer was directing Run, Fat Boy, Run, starring Simon Pegg and Thandie Newton.

His most recent project was the critically acclaimed film Trust starring Clive Owen and Catherine Keener. One reviewer called it 'hands down one of the year's best films.'

Schwimmer is on the board of the Rape Foundation, and has been committed to anti-violence advocacy for women for over 14 years.

He chose to make Trust based on stories he heard from the teenage victims of online predators during his work over the years.

Do you have a story about a celebrity? Call the Daily Mail showbusiness desk on 0207 938 6364 or 0207 938 6683. For U.S. stories, phone 310 642 2317.

7 months ago

Why do some homes sell and some sit on the market?

I have a listing in La Palma, with Team Prather. This house is typical of La Palma - beautiful. The owners have kept the house up, it is clean, many upgrades, nice floorplan, pool, etc. It has been on the market for a couple months, now. It was also active on the MLS on 3 occasions during this period.

The initial listing had a lot of interest from agents. We had a buyer within days. But it fell out of escrow for some reason. Then it went active, again. We had more interest. Then we had another buyer and the home went into escrow. This time, they had an inspection done, and the inspector scared them (so we think - we only know what happened during the inspection). The buyer pulled out.

Back to active - this home went back to active status on the MLS. Yes we have two more offers. These days, in a highly desirable neighborhood, homes should sell quickly if they are priced right. This home was priced very well. In fact, since we decided to lower the asking price, it is one of the lowest priced homes for sale in the city. It has a beautiful landscape and curb appeal (see picture), it has a great floor plan with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths (one leads out to the pool in the backyard), a finished garage with storage above, high ceilings, and it's near good schools, shopping, and a hospital is less than 1/2 mile away.

Why do some homes sell quickly and others don't? If the price is high, that could be a reason. This home is not priced too high. If the home is not in a good neighborhood, price may not be the issue but location may be. This home is is a great neighborhood. So what is the issue? I don't know.

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7 months ago

Pictures - Overflow Coffee |

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7 months ago

Palma nova, majorca? | Yahoo Answers

Sorry, but Jackie M is so wrong.

Palma Nova is a lovely part of Majorca which is trouble free. The beauty of this place is its near Magaluf to travel by bus or taxi (or even walk), but far away enough not to be bothered by any 'lager louts' or trouble.

I usually pop into Magaluf a couple of nights during a week stay and spend the rest of my nights in Palma Nova.

Weather-wise, as all over the world, the weather is up and down at the moment, but at that time of the year it should be nice and warm... maybe even hot!

Hope you enjoy your stay and have a lovely time!

7 months ago

investment property in Palma de Mallorca

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A partner of mine has just listed what looks a very interesting investment opportunity in Palma offering good sized accommodation and large terrace, in a very convenient location a

7 months ago

Eurocrime! New documentary shines a light on Italian gangster films of the 1970s

Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the 70s! The title alone seems to represent something big, bombastic...and maybe a little dangerous. This is the vibe filmmakers Mike Malloy and Mike Martinez are going for here on this, their cinematic labor of love. Eurocrime! documents the cycle of Italian gangster films which rose to prominence on the successful shoulders of their better known American counterparts, such as Bullitt, Dirty Harry and The French Connection.

9 months ago

Thrills & Chills & Awe Moments: Stephen King's Top Ten Movies

Stephen King is the well-known author of many novels in the contemporary horror, science fiction, suspense, and fantasy genres. With fifty published novels, several non-fiction works as well as hundreds of short stories and comic books, King is one of the premier authors of his generation. Fans of his writings are given the added pleasure of seeing many of those novels come to the small and big screen. Everyone who reads King has at least one favorite; that one (or more) horror story making hands cover eyes and breaths hold until a scream emits without warning.

There are so many movies, miniseries, and made-for-television adaptations of Kings work; it is difficult to narrow it down to

9 months ago

Africa Gets First Underwater Hotel

Divers, snorklers and Steve Zissou-types can immerse themselves in the unspoiled waters of a remote African island in an entirely new way, thanks to a Swedish design team.

Off the coast of Tanzania, The Manta Resort on Pemba Island has unveiled a new private accommodation with a bedroom four meters below the surface. So now travelers can sleep surrounded by sea creatures.

VIDEO: Fantasy Vacation - Underwater Hotel

The brainchild of Genberg Underwater Hotels, which has placed previous aquatic accommodations in the center of a Swedish lake, the Manta Resort's floating island is three stories. The top deck is designed for stargazing and sunbathing, while lounging and dining take place inside the water deck. Down below, the bedroom's windows forgo curtains in favor of unobstructed views of marine life, such as squid and octopus, which are illuminated by evening spotlights.

PHOTOS: World's Coolest Hotel Water Slides

The cost to reserve the room ranges from $900-$1,500 per night, depending upon single or double occupancy.