Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater information

The Golden Unicorn is located in the high rise building behind the AtlaPa convention center near the Sheraton Hotel.  Excellent food at the Golden Unicorn I might add.

American Society of Panama August meeting information.

American Society of Panama August meeting information. 

Monday, July 29, 2013

U.S. defeats Panama 1-0 to win Gold Cup

U.S. defeats Panama 1-0 to win Gold Cup


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Jose Torres, of the United States, raises the trophy as he celebrates with teammates after defeating Panama 1-0 during the CONCACAF Gold Cup final at Soldier Field.  NAM Y. HUH/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Jose Torres, of the United States, raises the trophy as he celebrates with teammates after defeating Panama 1-0 during the CONCACAF Gold Cup final at Soldier Field.

CHICAGO — Brek Shea knows how to make an entrance.
Just 42 seconds after coming into the game as a substitute Sunday, Shea pounced after Landon Dono­van whiffed a shot and poked the ball into the net. His goal in the 69th minute gave the U.S. a 1-0 victory over Panama and the CONCACAF Gold Cup title.
It is the fifth Gold Cup title for the Americans, their first since 2007. It also is the first international title as a coach for Jurgen Klins­mann, who won the 1990 World Cup and 1996 Euro­pean Cham­pionship with Germany.
“It doesn’t matter who scored today,” Shea said. “We won.”
The U.S. is doing a lot of that lately.
This was the 11th consecutive win for the Americans, and they likely willleapfrog Mexico as the best team from the North and Central America and Caribbean region when the next FIFA rankings come out Aug. 8.
When the final whistle sounded, the Americans on the field began celebrating while the rest of the team raced off the bench. Several players jumped up and down, and hugs and high-fives were exchanged.
Klinsmann, who watched the game from a luxury box after being suspended for his tirade over the officiating in the semifinal, quickly made his way down to the field, pumping his fists in the air.
“They wanted to send out a signal that they are the best group in CONCACAF, and they are,” he said. “For today.”
Their performance in this tournament is likely to stay with the Americans for a while. Not only did they outscore opponents 20-4 in the tournament, but they showed they are deeper than they’ve ever been, with one young player after another stepping up.
And one veteran, too.
Donovan was selected the tournament MVP. He finished with five goals and seven assists, a particularly impressive performance considering it followed a four-month sabbatical over the winter that cost him his place on the national team.
“In terms of just having fun, it’s up there,” he said. “I’m just enjoying being part of it.”
Panama was dogged against the Americans early, crowding Donovan and Eddie Johnson and not giving the U.S. any space. But as the game went on, the Americans began to break Panama down.
They finished with three shots on goal and another eight that were off target – six in the second half alone. Their best chance came in the 56th minute, DaMarcus Beasley chipped a ball into Donovan, who was in front of the goal at the near post. Donovan got his head on the ball, but not at the angle he wanted and it flew wide of the net. As the crowd groaned, Donovan threw back his head and Beasley swatted the red flag in the corner.
“We were all hopeful, we all wanted to win,” Panama coach Julio Dely Valdez said. “But we all go away feeling we gave it our all. I said I wanted to walk away from the Gold Cup feeling good, and I do.”
Shea replaced Joe Corona in the 68th minute, just as the Americans were pressing forward again. Alejandro Bedoya got the ball on his left foot and crossed to Donovan, who took a mighty swing – and missed. But it was enough to throw goalkeeper Jaime Pendeo off, and when the ball rolled past Panama’s Roberto Chen and on toward the net, Shea was ready. Parked inches from the goal line, Shea stuck out his left foot and tapped the ball into the net for his second international goal.
“I was there just to put it away,” he said.
Asked if it was the quickest goal he’d ever had or the closest, Shea replied, “Easiest.”
The Americans had a chance to double the lead in the 84th minute when Shea fed a wide-open Eddie Johnson 2 yards from the goal. But Johnson couldn’t finish it, sending the ball flying over the cross bar.
But it didn’t matter as Panama never threatened.
“I think they were rewarded today for the fantastic Gold Cup they played,” Klinsmann said. “They put all their energy in that they had. They should be very, very proud of themselves.”

GAMBOA SEMINAR TODAY Monday, July 29, 1933


Please join us TODAY in the schoolhouse for the following seminar:
* Monday, July 29, 2013 - 3:30pm
Alejandra Trillo (Butler University and STRI)
From the Andes to the Amazon: Developing International
Collaborations through Tropical Biology and Conservation Courses in Peru

Feel free to forward this notice to anyone who you think would be interested.

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Monday, July 15, 2013

InterNations event in Panama City

InterNations event in P.C.:

With our upcoming event getting closer, we would like to remind you of our InterNations Panama City: Spanish Night @ Jaleo!  http://www.internations.org/events/view/internations-panama-city-spanish-night-jaleo:::48215

The restaurant offers a fine indoor dining area – reserved for IN – and a tent covered terrace. The menu is a mix of Spanish food with great tapas and Caribbean/Panamanian food! As usual, all attendees will receive a welcome drink! Jaleo is also offering great Happy Hour Special for all IN members!
InterNations Panama City: Spanish Night @ Jaleo  http://www.internations.org/events/view/internations-panama-city-spanish-night-jaleo:::48215
Location:    Jaleo
Date:    Wednesday Jul 17, 2013  19:30
Host:    Marcela - InterNations Ambassador Panama City

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Organic Produce for sale in Chiriqui, Panama

Finca Santa Marta Organic Produce & More!
Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:33 am (PDT) . Posted by: "PanamaRon" akraft53@yahoo.com
We have been providing our fresh, locally grown organic produce, other
organic products and other healthy food items to the Boquete - David -
Volcan markets since 2009 and other points in Panama since 2011.

See our web site http://fincasantamarta.biz/

to see what is available for pickup at our large display at the Tuesday
Morning Market in Boquete or drop off in David Tuesday afternoon or to
ship to your other location in Panama.

On Friday mornings we are set up in Volcan at Restaurante Mana.

Here are just some of the items we have available this week:

Organic veggies including, kale, collards greens, tropical vine spinach,
arugula, asian salad greens, boo choy, dandelion greens, tomatoes,
locally produced fresh organic coconut oil, hydroponic butter crunch
lettuce (no pesticides), near organic free range chickens and eggs,
organic peanut butter, natural almond butter, gluten free products,
organic mixes and spices from "Simply Organic", organic apple cider
vinegar, organic chocolate from Bocas, sprouting seeds, organic kelp,
organic quinoa, organic long grain brown rice, organic fresh culinary
herbs and much more.

Also available is food grade diatomaceous earth, Dr. Bronnor's Organic
soaps, essential oils, and 35% hydrogen peroxide.

We ship most of products to all points in Panama served by Fletes
Chavale or Uno Express. Phone 6459-5218 for further information on
shipping or email me through the web site.

We import products to Panama from the USA every other month. Contact us
with your special requests.

Ron and Kim Miller

Finca Santa Marta

6459-5218 or 777-9229

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Fire in Calidonia, central Panama City, Panama

News Room Panama:

Multi fire trucks at Calidonia blaze

The fire started in the afternoon in the third floor storage area of the Big Apple store next to Panama La Flor Bakery.

Over 100 firemen aided by rescue workers and police fought to bring the fire under control.By early afternoon  they were joined by units from the Canal Authority.
Some local businesses were evacuated and the area cordoned off in case the flames spread. The fire was spotted soon after noon and was still being fought late evening.
Rodrigo Baruco, deputy director of the Panama Fire Department, said that the firefighters were facing some difficulties because of the variety of objects in the storage area like plastics, toys, clothing, and others. These materials are not in harmony with each other, he said.
He, also reported that he has asked the water authority to increase water pressure in the area.
With traffic diverted, many local merchants closed their stores.

Friday, July 5, 2013

New Air France flights to Panama from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport


Air France launches Panama service

6 days ago
Air France launches Panama service
Starting 25 November 2013, Air France will operate a scheduled service to Panama City, with three weekly flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, thus expanding its network to Central and South America and the Caribbean.
Flights will be operated by Boeing 777-200 equipped with 309 seats, including 35 in Business, 24 in Premium Economy and 250 in Economy.
This new route is in addition to the daily flight operated by KLM from Amsterdam-Schiphol and will enable Air France and KLM customers to benefit from an even wider choice of connections thanks to the powerful Copa Airlines hub at Panama City-Tocumen airport, notably to Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala and Nicaragua.
Next winter, Air France and KLM will operate ten flights to Panama every week and 200 flights to 25 destinations in Central and South America and the Caribbean.
The launch of the Paris-Charles de Gaulle - Panama City route, implemented with the support and cooperation of the Government of Panama, particularly its Minister for Tourism, Salomon Shamah, confirms Air France-KLM’s position as leader in this region.

U.S. Navy League meeting in Panama City

U.S. Navy League meeting in P.C., info from email FYI:
The U.S. Navy League dinner next Tuesday is coming up and we are pleased to have Dr. Jorge Velez Juarbe, the Canal area paleontological rescue leader, joining us to talk about the fascinating finds uncovered during the Expansion. Some are rewriting history.

Please do RSVP navy.league.panama@gmail.com by 12:00pm Monday, July 8th, as we must turn in our guest count.

Date: July 9th
Time: 7:00pm
Place: Le Meridien Hotel
Dress: Business Casual
Price: $30 per person including glass of wine.

Kind regards,

Hunter Schultz
Navy League Panama
Email:  navy.league.panama@gmail.com

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Coronado Area Restaurants

Coronado Area Restaurants:
Cholo’s Mexican Restaurant – Cholo’s has a variety of delicious Mexican dishes with excellent friendly service. If you are coming from Coronado, turn right onto the highway and then take the next left (being mindful of the missing grate over a hole in the turn lane. The restaurant will be about a block in on the left hand side. The TripAdvisor website has more information.

La Ruina – A very affordable restaurant offering excellent food and many fish and seafood selections. My personal favourite is the Corvina Entero (whole deep fried sea bass). The flesh is delicious and succulent without being at all greasy. Turn into Gorgona from the Panamerican highway and follow the signs to the Playa Serena or Bahia condominiums. Before reaching either of the complexes you will come to an intersection and La Ruina is on the right hand corner.

Picasso Bar and Restaurant – Excellent pizza restaurant that is branching out into new types of food including Thai,. Go into Coronado, turning at Ave Roberto Eisenmann (where the Super 99 and El Rey grocery stores are) and go past the security booth going into Coronado. Picasso’s is on the left corner where the sign for the Coronado Golf club is. See the Picasso website for more information.

Every Wednesday Picasso’s has a Happy Hour in the bar from 4 – 6 pm and it is a great place to meet people. Most people arrive around 5:30.

Gourmet Pizza – Reputed to be the best pizza in Panama City and now located a few blocks from the Coronado Bay. Turn into Coronado from the Panamerican highway where the El Rey and Super 99 grocery stores are located and follow through into Coronado, going through the security gate. The restaurant is just after Picasso’s on the right hand side. It is easy walking distance from the Coronado Bay.

La Luna Rosa – Reasonably priced, good pizza and pasta restaurant just two blocks away from the Coronado Bay. Turn into Coronado from the Panamerican highway where the El Rey and Super 99 grocery stores are located and follow through into Coronado, going through the security gate. The restaurant is just before the Coronado Bay on the right hand side.

El Paraiso – While a little further away, El Paraiso has a good selection of foods and it also has a couple of theme nights. If you are looking to meet people, Friday nights feature Salsa Friday from 7 pm on. Drive past San Carlos about 4 km and turn right on the road leading to El Valle. El Paraiso is located 3 km past the turn off on the left hand side of the road. There is lots of parking available in their parking lot.

Trattoria Italiana – Voted the best place for pizza in Coronado according to www.playacommunity.com. The restaurant also has other pasta options available. Trattoria Italiana is located on the right hand side of Avenida Roberto Eisenmann (the turn off the highway where the Super 99 and El Rey are located), behind Todo al Carbon on the way into Coronado, just before the San Fernando Clinic.

El Rincon de Chef – A reasonably priced restaurant with varied menu including chicken, steaks, pasta, and seafood. Located in Coronado on the right hand side of Avenida Roberto Eiseinmann (the turn off the highway where the Super 99 and El Rey are located), about 4 or 5 blocks south of the Panamerican highway.