Friday, April 22, 2016

U.S. Navy League meeting in Panama

From the Panama Navy League:

Hello,

We are happy to have Mark Minier join us again to share more about his experience in Iraq and a little on the former Soviet Union. Please take a moment to review his bio and I think you can guess the slideshow will be even better than last time.

Mark is a biochemist and Vice President with PureLine Treatment Systems based in Houston, Texas.  He has more than 28 years’ experience in various areas of biological event response and chlorine dioxide applications for biological and chemical control.

He is currently working on numerous domestic and international projects including Panama with Pureline involving:

Drinking water
Wastewater, and industrial water treatment
Food and beverage treatment
Medical waste treatment
Biological event planning and response

Recent biodefense project experience includes:

Chief Biosafety Officer and Director of Laboratory Operations for Anthrax Investigation and Remediation in Washington, D.C. and Trenton, NJ
Chief Biosafety Officer and Technical Director for Suspect Biological Materials Investigation and Remediation, New York, New York
Biosafety Officer and Laboratory Director for Iraqi Survey Group, WMD Inspection, Baghdad, Iraq
Biosafety Lead Biological Safety Officer for Weapons Proliferation Prevention Program and for Biological Threat Reduction Programs (Defense Threat Reduction Agency contract) Moscow, Russia
Lead Biosafety Officer CTR/CIS (Defense Threat Reduction Agency contract), Odessa, Ukraine; Kiev, Ukraine.
He serves as senior biochemist for large scale facility decontamination projects and provides technical and regulatory agency support.

Please plan on joining us for an insightful evening.

Date: May 10
Time: 7pm
Le Meridien Hotel
$30 including glass of wine

Please let us know your attendance by noon on the 9th.

Kind regards,

Hunter Schultz
President
Navy League Panama Foundation
navy.league.panama@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

U.S. Embassy Patio Sale

U.S. Embassy:

On Saturday, 16 April, the US Embassy is holding a Patio Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the grounds upper parking lot.
They already have the 30 tables assigned so feel free to browse around and maybe you'll find that gem, or thing, you've been looking for.

The event is open to the public.


Friday, April 1, 2016

American Society of Panama Art Auction


American Society of Panama Art Auction
presents
Dazzling, original artworks ... on sale
For a limited time period only, we are offering for sale the unsold artwork from our 2015 Grand Panama Gala and Art Auction.
We are excited to display the remaining 9 pieces of unsold Artworks from the Amsoc Art Auction at Xuvia Restaurant & Bar in Costa Del Este.
For reserve prices and descriptions of the artworks, download the PDF now or visit Xuvia Restaurant & Bar where all the artworks are being displayed.
All proceeds from the paintings will go directly to Amsoc and will help support our charities.
For all inquiries and interest in purchasing artwork please contact:
Scott Crystal at: american.society.panama@gmail.com



Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Panama U.S. Navy League



Panama U.S. Navy League:

Trust all of you had a peaceful Semana Santa and avoided the traffic jam on Sunday.

Please come out to the French Market at City of Knowledge this weekend as Vision of Hope's students will be creating their jewelry in support of our scholarship fund on Saturday. Vernon Wilson will be there on Sunday so either day, offers some terrific finds. Thanks again to Carlos Weil for his support.

Our next dinner is April 5th when Ricardo Koyner, producer and owner of Duncan Estate and some of the finest coffees from Panama including Kotowa. will be joining us for a special event. As you know, Kotowa is one of Panama's leading brands of coffee and we look forward to learning more about the subject.

Suffice to say, those of us who love our coffee will certainly enjoy the evening even more!

Date: April 5, 2016
Time: 7pm
Place: Hotel Le Meridien
Price: $30 including glass of wine.

Please RSVP by return email by noon on Monday the 4th.

On Saturday, April 9, 2016, Navy League Panama will again take part in the American Fair from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, to be held on the grounds of the U.S. Embassy located in Clayton.

Kind regards,

Hunter Schultz
President
Navy League Panama Foundation
navy.league.panama@gmail.com,

Friday, March 11, 2016

10% Discount on all of our Whale and Dolphin Wisdom Retreats in Panama

From: anne@whalewatchingpanama.com

10% Discount on all of our Whale and Dolphin Wisdom Retreats in Panama until March 31!

Do you need a break from life's constant demands and busy schedules? Are your mind and body calling out for healing? Is your heart telling you there's something more? Are you ready to rediscover the real you?

If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, then imagine 5 magical days immersed in the energies of the Humpback Whales and Dolphins experiencing an intimate and transformational connection with these very special beings! Connecting with these wondrous spirits can be a profoundly moving, deeply healing and life-altering experience for many people. We invite you to join us on this heart-opening adventure that will touch your very soul to the core."

If you book your Panama Whale and Dolphin Wisdom Retreat with a deposit by March 31, you will receive a 10% discount on the total price of the retreat!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

a: Friday, February 5, 2016 starts the annual Carnival celebration in Panama.

From the U.S. Embassy in Panama:
Friday, February 5, 2016 starts the annual Carnival celebration in Panama. This event is observed in Panama City and many towns throughout the country. While it is intended to be a fun celebration, it can also result in road closures and increased opportunity for crime. The American Citizen Services Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Panama would like to draw your attention to the following information:
Currently available information indicates that The Government of Panama plans to close down the Cinta Costera from 1:00pm Friday, February 5th until Wednesday February 10th. More information is available fromwww.visitpanama.gov or local media outlets. The PNP will establish checkpoints on the main entrances to the Carnival area. In addition, SINAPROC, PNP, SENAFRONT, and SENAN are deploying units all over the country, including beach areas and cities such as Las Tables, Penonom√©, Aguadulce, La Villa de los Santos, and Santiago.
Remember as you travel to and from the event, traffic is likely to be heavy and rerouted.
Avoid drawing attention to yourself and thereby increasing your chances of becoming a target for crime:
· Do not wear expensive jewelry or hand-carry cameras.
· Avoid displaying large amounts of money. Keep cash in separate locations on your person.
· We recommend not carrying large bags, purses, etc.
· Drink lots of water to avoid dehydration.
· Use sunscreen.
For up-to-date information on security, Americans traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department’s Internet web site athttp://travel.state.gov/ Further information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
U.S. citizens who travel to or reside in Panama are encouraged to enroll in the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). By enrolling, you make it easier for the U.S. Embassy to contact you in case of an emergency.

Amador Causeway expansion is expected to be completed in May.

Amador Causeway expansion is expected to be completed in May.

Causeway video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=FtQxGe_Y1eU&app=desktop