The American Samoa national under-20 football team is the national U-20 team of American Samoa and is controlled by Football Federation American Samoa. The American Samoa national under-20 football team took part in the OFC U-20 Championship tournament 4 times; the team has never won a game yet. A 1-1 draw against Papua New Guinea in 2014 has been their best result so far. In 2011, the team scored the highest scoring at a tournament so far; the OFC Under 20 Qualifying Tournament is a tournament held once every two years to decide the qualification spots for Oceania Football Confederation and representatives at the FIFA U-20 World Cup. The following players were called up for the 2018 OFC U-19 Championship from 26 May to 2 June 2018. Names in italics denote players. Caps and goals as of 2 June 2018 after the game against the Cook Islands. Caps and goals updated as of 28 June 2016 after the game against the Cook Islands. Caps and goals as of 1 June 2014. American Samoa national football team American Samoa national under-23 football team American Samoa national under-17 football team American Samoa women's national football team Official website
The Crabb massacre was the culmination of the eight-day Battle of Caborca. It was fought between Mexico and their O'odham allies against American forces in April 1857. Due to the outbreak of the Reform War in Mexico, the rebel Ygnacio Pesqueira invited the American politician Henry A. Crabb to colonize the northern frontier region in the state of Sonora, on the basis that the colonists would help Pesqueira fight in the civil war and against the Apache. However, when Crabb arrived in Mexico, his command was attacked and defeated; some 50 survivors of the battle, out of about 85 men, were murdered by the Mexicans. The Reform War was a religious civil war, one of many between Mexico's rival conservative and liberal factions. Ignacio Pesqueira fought for the liberals in Sonora, against the state soldiers of the conservative Governor Manuel María Gándara. General Crabb was a former State Senator from California, as well as a former United States Army officer, but his journey to Mexico in 1857, known as the Crabb Expedition, was of a private nature and did not involve the American government or the military.
It was in the fall of 1856, after Crabb lost an election to decide the next senator of California, when he came into contact with Pesqueira through his Mexican wife. Crabb accepted Pesqueira's offer, but by the time the expedition left for Mexico, the general had recruited only about 100 men. Other volunteers organized to follow Crabb into Sonora either abandoned the march or were attacked by the Mexicans. Starting out from San Diego in January 1857, the expedition went to the Lower Colorado River and entered New Mexico Territory, now Arizona, headed directly for the Gila River where they gathered livestock for several weeks; the location of the camp is now known as the Filibusters Camp. In March they went south for the Tucson area to recruit more men. From Tucson the expedition continued further south to Altar, where they would meet with Pesqueira and his rebels. By the time Crabb reached Sonora, the rebels had defeated Gándara's troops and forced him into exile. Gándara sought refuge in Tucson.
The Crabb expedition first made contact with the rebels at Caborca, having diverged a bit from Altar, their original destination. Now that he no longer needed the American colonists, Pesqueira was criticised by his followers for accepting to use Americans in the war; because of this, the rebels decided to destroy the expedition. Crabb sent the prefect of Altar a message saying that he had come in peace but the message was either ignored or failed to arrive in time to influence the situation. At Caborca the Americans became involved in a skirmish which took eight days to finish according to George N. Cardwell who wrote an account of the affair in a letter to his brother J. W. Cardwell. George Cardwell, an associate of some of the expedition's members, wrote that at the conclusion of the battle, in which 25 Americans were killed, the remaining 58 were separated into groups of ten and executed by firing squad. Crabb's men took up positions inside an adobe building but it was set on fire by an O'odham warrior, forcing their surrender.
Cardwell's letter says that 87 Americans were killed in all, including General Crabb, though other accounts say 77 Americans were killed in the massacre itself, not including those who died during the fighting. In Cardwell's letter, he includes a list of 55 of the Americans who died and says that among them were California's most respectable citizens. Cardwell wrote that the Mexicans lost 189 men out of about 1,200; this number included dozens of O'odham. The Mexican commander, Hilario Gabilondo, who had received instructions from Pesqueira to shoot the prisoners, refused to carry out his orders and left with a fourteen-year-old American boy named Evans. Evans was raised by Gabilondo and became a Mexican customs inspector at the international border with the United States. General Crabb was allowed to write a letter to his wife before being executed by a firing squad of 100 men, after which his head was cut off and preserved in a jar; the letter was given to one of two men who left the expedition before it crossed the international border between Arizona and Sonora.
At the time the Crabb Expedition was regarded by many Mexicans and Americans as being an outfit of filibusters, organized to conquer Mexican territory, but it was sanctioned by the rebel government in Mexico, which would win the Reform War in 1861. Cardwell himself wrote that "Mr. Crabb left here about January last, ostensibly for the purpose of mining in the Gadsden purchase, settling there; the conflict was not over, however. Cardwell writes that "some days" after the Caborca affair, a group of 20 Mexicans crossed the border, from San Juan, into Arizona and captured four men of Crabb's party who were resting in a general store due to illness; these four were executed. Shortly thereafter, twenty of Crabb's volunteers launched an expedition to relieve General Crabb. Led by Major R. N. Wood and Captain Granville Henderson Oury of Tucson, the rescue party was on the Mexican side of the border when about 200 Mexicans attacked them near the location where the four sickly men had been captured. After "severe fighting", these twenty recruits made it back across the border.
A squad of sixteen other recruits was not so fortunate, after crossing the border were intercepted by the same 200 men who had encountered Major Wood and Captain Oury. These men were executed like the others. Of the Americans who participated in the Battle of Caborca, only one or two men survived, including the fourteen-year-old Evans. Accounts differ as to the existence of a second survivor. In Ca
Oorja Fuel Cells is an energy company that designs manufactures and commercializes direct methanol fuel cells for application in the logistics, distributed generation, telecommunication industries. Oorja designs and commercializes direct methanol fuel cells ranging in power from 0.5 to 100 kilowatts that have a wide range of applications across several industries such as: telecommunications and transportation, distributed energy, microgrid. Oorja is considered one of the four major players in the North American Fuel Cell Market. Oorja Fuel Cells was founded in 2004 by Dr. Sanjiv Malhotra in Fremont, south of the Warm Springs BART station and east of the rail tracks at Tesla Factory. Oorja has been advocate of methanol economy; the company was funded by Sequoia Capital, Dag Ventures, Artis Capital Management, McKenna Ventures Management, Mingxin China Growth Fund. Oorja Fuel Cells is working with market leaders around the world such as Toyota Tsusho, US Foods. Toyota TsushoOorja has partnered with Toyota Tsusho in pursuit of wide commercial adoption of affordable fuel cells to help solve energy and transportation challenges in Japan.
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Adam Ellis is a British grasstrack and speedway rider. Born in Marmande, France, to British parents who run two pubs in Bordeaux, Ellis began grasstrack racing in 2009, going on to finish second in the 250cc French Grasstrack Championship in 2010, winning the championship in 2011. In 2012 he again finished runner up, competed in the French Speedway Championship, he was mentored by former rider Matt Read. He began speedway racing in the United Kingdom, winning two rounds of the British Junior Championship, he was signed by the National League team Isle of Wight Islanders as their number eight, averaging 7.61 from eight matches, became a Lakeside Hammers asset, making his Elite League debut in October. After the end of the 2012 season he was confirmed in the Islanders team for 2013, as well as getting a place in the Ipswich Witches Premier League team and an Elite League contract with Lakeside Hammers. In May 2013 he was selected to compete in the World Under-21 speedway semi-final in Lonigo. In 2017 he was made an asset by Swindon Robins along with Zach Wajtknecht.
In 2019 he won the SGP Premiership with Robins for the second time. 2018 - Morizes 5/46pts Second
"Fire and the Flood" is a single by Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy, the song is included on the deluxe edition of his debut studio album Dream Your Life Away. The song was released on 24 July 2015 and tops the ARIA chart for Aussie artists on the Australian Singles Chart, it was featured in the Warner Bros CGI-animated film Storks. Joy recorded it in Los Angeles. Joy explains. I wrote this guitar riff that ended up being the line that the horns play and just a few lyrics that were rolling around in my head... When we were recording it, it feels like an epic song so we may as well treat it that way." The music video was directed by Hayley Young and released on 22 July 2015. The video features Joy staring down the barrel of the camera while some dramatic scenes unfold in the background