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zoom Golar LNG Ltd has signed an agreement with Societe Nationale de Hydrocarbures and Perenco Cameroon for the development of a floating liquefied natural gas export project located 20 kilometers off the coast of Cameroon and utilizing Golar’s floating liquefaction technology (GoFLNG).The agreement is premised on the allocation of 500 bcf of natural gas reserves from offshore Kribi fields, which will be exported to global markets via the GoFLNG facility Golar HIlli, now under construction at the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore.Golar will provide the liquefaction facilities and services under a tolling agreement to SNH and Perenco as owners of the upstream joint venture who also intend to produce LPG’s for the local market. It is anticipated that the allocated reserves will be produced at the rate of some 1.2 million tonnes of LNG per annum over an approximate eight year period.It is expected that during the first half of 2015 definitive commercial agreements will be executed and necessary licenses and approvals secured for the production, liquefaction, and export of the reserves, and that production will commence in the first half of 2017. This will be the first floating LNG export project in Africa and will see Cameroon joining the small number of LNG exporting nations.
12 September 2007As the new school year kicked off this week in Syria, tens of thousands of Iraqi refugee children have started classes there with help from United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Since early this year, Syria has been preparing to accommodate 100,000 Iraqi students in its schools during the 2007-2008 academic year, up from some 33,000 last year. UNHCR estimates that 1.4 million Iraqis – 250,000 of them of school age – who have fled the violence in their homeland are currently living in Syria.Laurens Jolles, the agency’s representative in Syria, said the Iraqi children there are the future of their country. “Many have already missed out on a considerable amount of their education, both in Iraq and as refugees in Syria. It is one of our top priorities to support the Ministry of Education to accommodate the tens of thousands of Iraqi children who want to enrol in schools.”UNHCR has several plans – such as transportation to other schools with space, temporary classrooms and providing extra funding to pay teachers’ salaries for school with double-shift systems – in place to aid schools overwhelmed by applications from Iraqi children.With the support of the Syrian Red Crescent, UNHCR has distributed school uniforms to more than 11,000 school children in the past two weeks, and aims to supply another 9,000 more in the coming months.“My dream in life is to be a doctor,” said 16-year-old Nada, who is attending school for the first time in two years. “I find it really hard to study in Syria – my whole life is disrupted. Although I wish I could return to my life in Iraq, I am grateful that I have the opportunity to study again.”She graduated as one of the top 10 students in the Baghdad region in June 2005, but her family fled to Syria after the murders of three of her uncles and the kidnapping of another.In July, UNHCR and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) issued a joint appeal for $129 million to support the education of Iraqi refugees in the region, and they have also established an Emergency Education Taskforce to tackle the issues preventing Iraqi refugees from receiving schooling. By the end of this year, UNHCR expects to have given more than $20 million to the Syrian Ministry of Education, with that figure to increase in 2008.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Damian Lillard had 41 points, including a franchise-record 10 3-pointers, and the Portland Trail Blazers held off the Orlando Magic 115-112 on Wednesday night.Jusuf Nurkic added 16 points and 13 rebounds as the Blazers stopped a season-high three-game slide. Lillard surpassed the previous Portland record of nine 3s that he shared with Nicolas Batum.Nikola Vucevic had 20 points and eight rebounds for the Magic, who have lost four of their last five games.Portland pushed its lead to 108-98 on Evan Turner’s layup with just over five minutes to go, but Evan Fournier hit a pair of 3-pointers and Jonathan Isaac added a layup to close the gap to 108-106.Jonathan Simmons made two free throws to tie it, but CJ McCollum responded with a 3-pointer for the Blazers.Fournier had a step-back jumper to get Orlando within a point before McCollum missed a pair of free throws with about two minutes to go. Lillard’s floater with 55 seconds gave Portland a 113-110 lead.There was some confusion at the end of the game after what was described as a game-clock malfunction prompted a video review. Officials put 0.9 seconds on the clock but Orlando’s inbounds was off and time ran out.Orlando, playing the fourth of a six-game trip, was without Aaron Gordon, who was sidelined by a sore lower back. Gordon is averaging 16.1 points and 7.3 rebounds this season. He left Monday’s 116-110 loss at Golden State in the third quarter with back spasms.Isaac replaced Gordon in the starting lineup against Portland.Vucevic scored 15 in the first half to help Orlando to a 63-55 lead at the break. Nik Stauskas had 15 early points for the Blazers.Trailing 82-79, Portland went on a 16-2 run, capped by Lillard’s record-breaking 10th 3-pointer, to go up 95-84 going into the fourth quarter.Portland was coming off a 104-100 loss at home to the Clippers on Sunday night.TIP INSMagic: Ross is from Portland and played at Jefferson High School before going to Washington. … The Magic have dropped five straight to Portland. … Vucevic fouled out with 13.7 seconds left.Trail Blazers: It was coach Terry Stotts’ 400th career win. … Lillard’s seven 3-pointers in the third were a franchise record for a quarter.UP NEXTMagic: Play Friday night at the Phoenix Suns.Trail Blazers: Host the Denver Nuggets on Friday night.Anne M. Peterson, The Associated Press