Make a blog


8 months ago

Sleepy town's gas bonanza -

6 photos: Sleepy town's gas bonanza

Sleepy town's gas bonanza The community of Pemba in northern Mozambique, is developing as multinational companies move in to take advantage of massive gas finds off the coast.

6 photos: Sleepy town's gas bonanza

Southern city Mozambique's capital city Maputo may lie some 2,000 km south of Pemba, but the metropolis still benefits from the natural resources.

6 photos: Sleepy town's gas bonanza

Colossal coal As well as proven oil and gas reserves, Mozambique also has coking coal reserves of around 23 billion tonnes. In 2011 Brazilian mining giant Vale opened a $1.7 billion coal mine in the country.

6 photos: Sleepy town's gas bonanza

Weather worries Floods hit communities in Mozambique in January 2015, leaving 117 people dead according to a Reuters report quoting Mozambique's Deputy Health Minister Mouzinho Saide. Most of the deaths occurred in in the central coastal region of Zambezia. This picture from 2013 shows how flooding hit Chokwe district.

6 photos: Sleepy town's gas bonanza

Building boom One sign of new investment in the region is construction projects, which include a plan to build an 11-storey building in Pemba town. Once completed, the building will be among the tallest buildings in the region.

6 photos: Sleepy town's gas bonanza

Gas glut Anadarko has claimed to have discovered an estimated 50 to 70 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of recoverable natural gas off Mozambique. These finds mean the country has the third largest projected liquefaction capacity in the world after Qatar and Australia according to Wood Mackenzie.

8 months ago

Merck and Johnson & Johnson Reach Agreement on Distribution Rights for REMICADE® and SIMPONI®

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. & NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) and its subsidiary Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc., today announced that the companies have reached agreement to amend the distribution rights to REMICADE (infliximab) and SIMPONI (golimumab), which treat chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. This agreement concludes the arbitration proceeding Johnson & Johnson initiated in May 2009, requesting a ruling related to the distribution agreement following the announcement of the proposed merger between M

8 months ago

Juan Palma's Leadership on Public Lands


Juan Palma managed BLM lands in Utah for multiple uses. BLM Photo

I recently h

8 months ago

The Spanish Royal Family - Photo 38 - Pictures

Credit: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

Spain's king Juan Carlos makes a speech during a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid Monday April 27, 2009, with French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Juan Carlos, who was born in 1938 in Rome while the Spanish royals were in exile, has been ruler of Spain since 1975.

Credit: AP Photo

Queen Sofia poses before a gala dinner in Madrid, on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 for Indian President Pratibha Patil.

Sofia, born in Athens in 1938, is the oldest daughter of King Paul I of Greece and, like King Juan Carlos, she grew up in exile during World War II. They were married May 14, 1962, in Athens.

Credit: AP

Spain's Crown Pri

8 months ago

Miami Beach Police Are Cracking Down on Black Spring Breakers | VICE

Ocean Drive with Miami Beach PD out in full effect. Photo by the author

It's Friday night, and Rhiver Portorreal, a willowy African-American 21-y

8 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.

For more information on this home, click here:

9 months ago

minorca Posts - Page 1

Posts relating to minorca (0-50 of 89) ( 0.008 seconds )Car Hire Mahon Airport

By: indiatours | Oct 21st 2013 - Mahon Airport terminal provides the Balearic Isle of Menorca or Minorca in the Mediterranean sea, manchester international was the Isles first traveler path enabling people to get to the area straight. Started out on the Twenty fourth of Goal 1969 the Airport terminal now recognizes up to 900,000 travelers a season on a com ...

Tags: Car Hire Mahon AirportGreat Summer Holiday Islands For 2011 - Menorca

By: Henry Ashworth | Aug 4th 2011 - Planning a last minute booking for a sunshine holiday?

If it's a family trip you're organising, Menorca is well

9 months ago

City Council Approves Budget And Reinstates Funds for La Palma Days

The La Palma City Council, by a 3 to 2 vote, approved the citys Fiscal 2015-16 Operating and Capital Budget at its recent meeting.

The $51,000 deficit will be covered by the general fund. Following a lengthy discussion among residents and council members, the motion included funding the citys signature event, La Plama Days. However, the city will only contribute $46,000 of the costs and the remaining 20 percent will covered by sponsorships. The citys portion of the expenses for the event will come from the reserve fund.

The passage doesnt necessarily guarantee the Fiscal 2016 17 budget will fund the Veterans Day/city celebration. Depending on La Palmas financial situation during the next 3 years, funding for the event may not make the cut. The importance of this traditional annual celebration that brings the community together to celebrate living in La Palma was one of the arguments to keep the event at least for this year.

Two other community programs were cut from the budget but discussions are underway to seek out other sponsors. The Fit N Fun afterschool program and the Police Interaction with Youth (FIY) were sighted to being effective in building a positive relationship with the police and to provide kids a safe place to stay while their parents were still at work.

The passage of this years budget does not end the citys financial woes. It is projected that the budget deficit will grow each year to $1.4 million over a ten year period.

According to the current fiscal report, the city has experienced a drop in revenue due to lower oil prices and La Palma Intercommunity Hospitals decision to change to a non-profit status. This change in status reduces revenue in the form of property and business taxes.

Property tax is the number one general fund revenue source accounting for over $3.4 million, or 33 percent. Tax growth in La Palma is generally slower than other cities in Orange County citing the low turnover of the citys properties for reassessment.

A detailed report of La Palmas finances and specifics about this years and future budgets can be found on its website at

10 months ago

Palma Airport Guide, Majorca

Palma de Mallorca Airport is located about 9 km (5 miles) east of downtown Palma, Majorca. A modern facility with multiple passenger concourses and plenty of shops and restaurants, the airport is the third busiest in all of Spain. Major airlines and their primary destinations served by Palma de Mallorca Airport include:

* Air Berlin (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bilbao, Cologne, Dresden, Frankfort, Munich)

* Air Europa (Grenada, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Seville)

* Lufthansa (Dusseldorf, Frankfort, Hamburg, Munich)

* Norwegian Air (Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm)

* Spanair (Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia)

* Swiss International (Geneva, Zurich)

* Thomson Airways (Birmingham, Glasgow, London, Manchester)

Approximately 21 million passengers arrived on flights to Palma or departed from the airport in 2010, with a total number of scheduled flights exceeding 170,000.

Getting To And From The Airport

Drivers can take highway Ma-19 directly from downtown Palma to the airport exits. Arriving passengers can pre-book a reservation through Palma Airport Transfers and have a shuttle or private vehicle driver meet them inside the terminal hall. A number of rental car agencies have service desks on the ground floor of the arrivals hall, with vehicle pickup and drop-off at the airport itself. Licensed taxi service is available for passengers arriving on a Palma flight, and are found at curbside at the arrivals hall gate D area. Private shuttles can be hired to take passengers to and from all the major resort hotels in the Palma area.

Airport Features

Palma de Mallorca Airport consists of a main terminal hall and four different concourses. The main parking garage is located directly in front of the terminal hall and is easily accessed from the freeway exit ramps. Tunnels connect Level 4 of the garage to the departures area, and an automated walkway links the passenger arrivals area to the car park. The parking area is auto-pay, with numerous pay stations located on the various floors of the garage.

There are a number of fine shops located within the terminal hall as well as the four concourse modules. These include Duty-Free, jewelry, shoes, gifts and handicrafts, and pharmacies. Restaurants can be found both in the public areas of the main terminal as well as the departure modules areas (restricted to ticketed passengers only). These establishments offer burgers, sandwiches, pizza and salads, and there are several beer gardens that serve fine brands.

There are two VIP lounges at the airport. The Formenter lounge is located on the departure level near the entrance to Module D and includes satellite TV, self-serve refreshments, meeting rooms and full internet connection. The Miro VIP Lounge is found near the boarding area of Module B and is free for all business class passengers. It offers air conditioning, complete newsstand, telephone booths, and disabled access.

Passenger Service Information

La Caixa Bank has a branch in the airport terminal, and a number of ATMs are found throughout the airport facility. Currency exchange services are provided. Lost luggage help is on the ground floor of the arrivals area. The airport provides excellent WiFi and wireless internet connection throughout the terminal facility, provided by Telefnica de Espaa. Traveler's first aid service, police station, and postal office are found on the second floor of the terminal hall.

By: Jon Sullivan

Article Directory:

Jon wrote this article for easyjet who offer cheap flights to Palma. Find out more about Palma airport here

10 months ago

Canary Island Sorrel Or Vinagrera

MAPUTO (Reuters) - In Mozambique's port capital Maputo, glitzy places of work, boutique accommodations and fancy restaurants are popping up alongside crumbling colonial buildings, nourished by multi-billion dollar funding in coal and gasoline deposits to the north. DISEÑO MEDITERRANEO: Por su diseño estructura y altura el KIOSKO VILLA VALERIA construido en palma y mangle hace que dentro del mismo se pueda disfrutar de un clima fresco no obstante las altas temperaturas que se esten presentando a su alrededor. CAPACIDAD: Para mas de 200 personas bien acomodadas contamos con la logistica necesaria para que sus necesidades sean satisfechas por private profesional. It's advantageous to e-book your rental home straight forwardly from the estate manager.

Spanish apartment rentals in the Canary Islands this winter, is an effective bet where you've gotten a large selection of islands: Lanzarote, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and La Palma. All are within the warm winter sun and all offer various kinds of holidays, for instance Tenerife is the most important and could possibly be argued to be the most energetic of the islands. The Canary Islands, an archipelago group of many islands, include seven giant islands, that are inhabited, and several other small islands.

The altitude of 630 meters with the view and the country granite construction surrounded by a mature tropical vegetation are giving this property a really esxquisite aptitude - price trememdously diminished! Sand strand - positioned in the most Southern bay of Dar es Salaam, the day tripper gets his reward on this untouched 5 acre seaside property. Because of the smaller dimension and the residential character of the property the worth can be lower. Located within the Usambara Mountains 300 kilometers North of Dar es Salaam this property lacks nothing for having a convenient keep.

Palma Nova - Central to no less than 4 of the superb golf programs in South West Mallorca, vacation accommodation in Palma Nova is ideally situated so as to add somewhat selection and versatility, and loads of convenience, to your golfing vacation - apartments in Palma Nova being found in a trendy coastal resort that can supply so many other opportunities for sport and recreation that you just'd be laborious pushed to seek out vacation rental accommodation in Mallorca that is so well-suited to a family-oriented trip.

Properties with charm within the old metropolis, penthouses with sea views in areas of the sea and luxury villas in the exclusive neighborhood of Son Vida are highly sought by patrons with high purchasing power. The preferred neighborhoods for living are the Outdated Town district of Calatrava (2007 Caja Madrid mentioned in a report the La Calatrava- Dalt Murada as the most expensive throughout the State Spanish), the bohemian neighborhood of Santa Catalina and the cosmopolitan area of Portixol- Molinar. The Avenida Jaime III is the principle shopping road of the town and the finest purchasing space of Palma de Mallorca. The outside of the property includes a garden, heated swimming pool, and garaging with 2 parking spots.

With land values accounting for 30 - 50% of the ultimate value of a property it's clear that whereas this development continues the floor underneath the marketplace for new construct housing will stay weak something which effects the broader market as nicely. By way of comparability, though admittedly with a a lot smaller sample dimension, the web portal Facilisimo contrasts and quotes a fall in prices inside the Baleraic Islands of 5.3% for the 12 months to this point. Inversion magazine September 2010: If you want to learn an article stuffed with caution relating to the Spanish property market as a complete then read this article.