Kirani James Athletic Stadium
Police Ground is a multi-purpose stadium in St. George's, Grenada, it is used for football matches. The stadium holds 8,000 people, it was renamed to Kirani James Athletic Stadium in April 2017, in honour for the first olympic medallist of Grenada, Kirani James
St. George's, Grenada
St. George's is the capital of Grenada; the town is on a horseshoe-shaped harbor. St. George's is a popular Caribbean tourist destination; the town has developed in recent years, while preserving its history and natural environment. The town is home of St. George’s University School of Medicine and it is where the country's international airport is located, Maurice Bishop International Airport; the main exports are cocoa bean cacao and mace spice. It has a moderate tropical climate. Nutmegs are a key crop, followed by spices such as cocoa, cloves, vanilla and ginger. St. George's was founded by the French in 1650 when "La Grenade" was by Jacques Dyel du Parquet, the governor of Martinique; the French began their colonization with a series of skirmishes that exterminated the island's native Carib population. In 1666, a wooden fortification was constructed by French colonists on a promontory overlooking Grenada's natural harbour and named Fort Royale. In 1705, work started on a new star fort on the same site, with four stone-built bastions, to the design of Jean de Giou de Caylus, the Chief Engineer of the "Islands of America" the French West Indies.
It was completed in 1710. Meanwhile, the original colonial settlement at the eastern edge of the harbour called Saint Louis after King Louis IX of France known as Port Louis, was found to be subject to flooding and malaria, so a new town was constructed called Ville de Fort Royal; when the island was ceded to Great Britain by the Treaty of Paris in 1763, the new administration renamed it Saint George's Town, after the patron saint of England and Fort Royal was renamed Fort George, after King George III. On the 1 November 1775 there was a fire in the town of St. George's known as the great fire of St George's. After the great fire of 1771, most of the boarding houses on Granby Street were moved to Gouyave. Following the withdrawal of Bridgetown, Barbados, in the mid-1880s, St. George's went on to become the replacement capital of the former colony of the British Windward Islands; the Tikal was the first art cater shop in Grenada and it was opened in December 1959. Grenada achieved independence from Britain in 1974.
Following a leftist coup in 1983, the island was invaded by U. S. troops and a pro USA government was reinstated. In 2004, St. George's and the rest of Grenada was battered by Hurricane Ivan; the hurricane left significant destruction across the island and crippled much of the island's infrastructure. It was estimated that some 90% of the island's homes had sustained damage and the nutmeg trees, which are key to Grenada's economy, were devastated. A year with the help of international donors Grenada had experienced a significant turn around in rebuilding efforts. By 2007, Grenada had participated as planned in the hosting of the 2007 Cricket World Cup. Now St. George's is one of the top 10 Yacht destination. Carnival takes place the second week in August; this festival celebrates the emancipation of slaves. The Sunday night celebrations continue into the early morning hours on Monday. On Monday a carnival pageant is held on stage at Queen's Park, where costumes and calypso queens are judged. On Tuesday, St. George's vibrates to the sounds of the calypso steel bands as they parade through the streets.
St. George's has a humid tropical savanna climate; the average temperature is about 30 °C. There are two seasons: the'dry' season is from January to May and the'rainy' season lasts for the rest of the year. There are short spells of rain in the dry period but they last no more than 5 minutes or so. Gray clouds over the mountains are the first sign of rain. Nutmeg and mace come from the fruit of the aromatic Myrristica fragrans tree; the alien tree was adopted as from March 1967 to the Spice Island. The tree is an evergreen with dark green leaves and small yellow flowers, grows up to 12 meters tall, it continues to do so for up to 40 years. The fruit looks like an apricot and when ripe, slit to reveal a walnut-sized seed. Covering the shell of the seed are lacy, red-orange strips, which are mace, inside the shell is the seed itself - nutmeg, it is used extensively for cooking to enhance the flavor of cakes, desserts and sauces. This comes from the inner bark of the cinnamon tree. Whole or ground, it is a popular household spice internationally.
It is used to flavor cakes. This dried flavored flower bud, whole or ground is used at home to season hams, meats, mincemeat pies, turtle preserves and pickles. From June to December, cuttings from the tops of cane are laid in holes about five inches deep by five feet square covered with soil; as the cane grows taller, fertilizer is used. Between planting and harvesting, corn, peas and other crops are cultivated. January to May, the ripe cane are delivered to the mill to be ground. Boiling and clarifying the cane juice is the next operation; the juice is strained after grinding and taken to the clarifying copper to be boiled.. Lime is added to speed up the operation; the liquid sugar is put into coolers for about 14 hours. The molasses is drained off and taken to the still house to be made into rum. Private boats and yachts can complete customs and immigration processing in St. George's and Prickly Bay, Lance Aux Epines as well as in Carriacou. Travelers passing through Grenada are required to have a passport.
Those whose travel involves stay over in other countries, shou
C.D. Árabe Unido
Club Deportivo Árabe Unido is a professional football club located in Colón, Panama that plays in Liga Panameña de Fútbol, the top tier of the Panamanian football pyramid. The club plays its games in Estadio Armando Dely Valdés; the club has been one of the most successful in Panama in recent years, winning 15 titles and finishing second five times. It was founded in 1990 by Arab immigrants to Panama, under the name of Club Atlético Argentina, experienced immediate success. After climbing the Panamanian league system, in 1994 they took advantage of a split in Panama's governing body to move into the top division. What happened was that a rival league formed in opposition to the older, existing top flight. Árabe Unido was immediately successful in LINFUNA, winning both championships that the splinter league held in 1994 and 1995. Their success continued once they re-entered ANAPROF; the only club to break that string was Árabe Unido, which won the 1998-99 title by beating Tauro 3-0 in the playoff final.
After the league switched to the Aprtura/Clausura format in the 2001 season, Los Arabes began winning titles. The original plan was for the winners of the Apertura to meet the Clausura in a "Grand Final" that would determine the year's champion. Árabe rendered this unnecessary by winning both tournaments. They claimed a third straight championship in Apertura 2002, although they did lose that year's grand final to Plaza Amador. El Expreso Azul would go on to add further honors by sweeping the 2003 season winning back to back titles in Clausura 2008 and Apertura 2009, they have won titles in Clausura 2010, Apertura 2012, Clausura 2015, Apertura 2015, most Apertura 2016.l Liga Panameña de Fútbol: 1998–99, 2001 Apertura, 2001 Clausura, 2002 Apertura, 2004 Apertura, 2004 Clausura, 2008 Clausura, 2009 Apertura, 2010 Clausura, 2012 Apertura, 2015 Clausura, 2015 Apertura, 2016 AperturaLINFUNA: 2 1994–95, 1995–96 UNCAF Interclub Cup: 0Runners-up: 2002 CONCACAF Cup Winners Cup: 1 appearance1996 – Qualifying stage CONCACAF Champions' Cup: 1 appearance2003 – First RoundCONCACAF League: 2 appearance2017 – Semifinal 2018 – SemifinalCONCACAF Champions League: 5 appearances2009–10 – Quarterfinal 2010–11 – Group Stage 2013–14 – Quarterfinal 2015–16 – Group Stage 2016–17 – Quarterfinal As of Clausura 2016Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules.
Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. 21 — Amílcar Henríquez, midfielder — posthumous honour. Official website
Forward (association football)
Forwards are the players on an association football team who play nearest to the opposing team's goal, are therefore most responsible for scoring goals. Their advanced position and limited defensive responsibilities mean forwards score more goals on behalf of their team than other players. Modern team formations include one to three forwards. Unconventional formations may include none; the traditional role of a centre-forward is to score the majority of goals on behalf of the team. The player may be used to win long balls or receive passes and retain possession of the ball with their back to goal as teammates advance, in order to provide depth for their team or help teammates score by providing a pass. Most modern centre-forwards operate in front of the second strikers or central attacking midfielders, do the majority of the ball handling outside the box; the present role of centre-forward is sometimes interchangeable with that of an attacking midfielder in the 4–3–1–2 or 4–1–2–1–2 formations.
The term "target man" is used to describe a particular type of striker whose main role is to win high balls in the air and create chances for other members of the team. These players are tall and physically strong, being adept at heading the ball; the term centre-forward is taken from the early football playing formation in which there were five forward players: two outside forwards, two inside forwards, one centre-forward. When numbers were introduced in the 1933 English FA Cup final, one of the two centre-forwards that day wore the number nine – Everton's Dixie Dean a strong, powerful forward who had set the record for the most goals scored in a season in English football during the 1927–28 season; the number would become synonymous with the centre-forward position. The role of a striker is rather different from that of a traditional centre-forward, although the terms centre-forward and striker are used interchangeably at times, as both play further up the field than other players, while tall and technical players, like Zlatan Ibrahimović, have qualities which are suited to both positions.
Like the centre-forward, the traditional role of a striker is to score goals. They are fast players with good ball control and dribbling abilities. More agile strikers like Michael Owen have an advantage over taller defenders due to their short bursts of speed. A good striker should be able to shoot confidently with either foot, possess great power and accuracy, have the ability to link-up with teammates and pass the ball under pressure in breakaway situations. While many strikers wear the number 9 shirt, the position, to a lesser degree, is associated with the number 10, worn by more creative deep-lying forwards such as Pelé, with numbers 7 and 11, which are associated with wingers. Deep-lying forwards have a long history in the game, but the terminology to describe their playing activity has varied over the years; such players were termed inside forwards, creative or deep-lying centre-forwards. More two more variations of this old type of player have developed: the second, or shadow, or support, or auxiliary striker and, in what is in fact a distinct position unto its own, the number 10, exemplified by Dennis Bergkamp.
Other number 10s who play further back, such as Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane, are described as an attacking midfielder or the playmaker. The second striker position is a loosely defined and most misapplied description of a player positioned somewhere between the out-and-out striker, whether he is a "target-man" or more of a "poacher", the Number 10 or attacking midfielder, while showing some of the characteristics of both. In fact, a term coined by French advanced playmaker Michel Platini, the "nine-and-a-half", which he used to describe Roberto Baggio's playing role, has been an attempt to become a standard in defining the position. Conceivably, a Number 10 can alternate as a second-striker provided that he is a prolific goalscorer. Second or support strikers do not tend to get as involved in the orchestration of attacks as the Number 10, nor do they bring as many other players into play, since they do not share the burden of responsibility, functioning predominantly as assist providers.
In Italy, this role is known as a "rifinitore" or "seconda punta", whereas in Brazil, it is known as "segundo atacante" or "ponta-de-lança". The position of inside forward was popularly used in the late nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries; the inside forwards would support the centre-forward and making space in the opposition defence, and, as the passing game developed, supporting him or her with passes. The role is broadly analogous to the "hole" or second striker position in the modern game, although here there were two such players, known as inside right and inside left. In early 2–3–5 formations the inside-forwards would flank the centre-forward on both sides. With the advent of
Conor Donovan (soccer)
Conor Donovan is an American professional soccer player who plays for Rio Grande Valley FC Toros in the USL Championship. Born on January 8, 1996, Donovan began his soccer career playing for Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, North Carolina; as a freshman, Donovan made 15 appearances for the NC State Wolfpack during the 2014 season, recording one goal and one assist. Donovan was selected 22nd overall in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft. Donovan signed a Generation Adidas contract, he made his professional debut on June 17, 2015, in a Lamar Hunt U. S. Open Cup match against the Charleston Battery. Orlando went on to advance after winning 8–7 on penalties. On August 8, 2015, Donovan made his MLS debut against the Philadelphia Union. Donovan signed withe the Rio Grande Valley FC Toros of the USL for 2018. On May 31, 2018, Donovan signed with RGVFC's MLS affiliate the Houston Dynamo, he made started for the Dynamo in a 5-0 US Open Cup match win against NTX Reyados before being loaned back to RGVFC. On November 27, 2018, Houston declined Donovan's contract option.
Donovan returned to Rio Grande Valley for their 2019 season. Donovan was called up to the United States U17 team for the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship. Donovan was called up to the United States U20 team for the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship and the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup; as of matches played on November 7, 2018. US Open Cup: 2018 His sister, Caitlin Donovan, played college soccer for the Charlotte 49ers, he is of Italian descent. Media related to Conor Donovan at Wikimedia Commons NC State bio Conor Donovan at Major League Soccer Conor Donovan at Soccerway
Panama the Republic of Panama, is a country in Central America, bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital and largest city is Panama City, whose metropolitan area is home to nearly half the country's 4 million people. Panama was inhabited by indigenous tribes before Spanish colonists arrived in the 16th century, it broke away from Spain in 1821 and joined the Republic of Gran Colombia, a union of Nueva Granada and Venezuela. After Gran Colombia dissolved in 1831, Panama and Nueva Granada became the Republic of Colombia. With the backing of the United States, Panama seceded from Colombia in 1903, allowing the construction of the Panama Canal to be completed by the US Army Corps of Engineers between 1904 and 1914; the 1977 Torrijos–Carter Treaties led to the transfer of the Canal from the United States to Panama on December 31, 1999. Revenue from canal tolls continues to represent a significant portion of Panama's GDP, although commerce and tourism are major and growing sectors.
It is regarded as a high-income country. In 2015 Panama ranked 60th in the world in terms of the Human Development Index. In 2018, Panama was ranked seventh-most competitive economy in Latin America, according to the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index. Covering around 40 percent of its land area, Panama's jungles are home to an abundance of tropical plants and animals – some of them found nowhere else on the planet. Panama is a founding member of the United Nations and other international organizations such as OAS, LAIA, G77, WHO and NAM; the definite origin of the name Panama is unknown. There are several theories. One postulates that the country was named after a found species of tree. Another that the first settlers arrived in Panama in August, when butterflies abound, that the name means "many butterflies" in one or several of indigenous Amerindian languages that were spoken in the territory prior to Spanish colonization. Most scientifically corroborated theory, that by Panamanian linguists, states that the word is a hispanicization of Kuna language word "bannaba" which means "distant" or "far away".
A relayed legend in Panama is that there was a fishing village that bore the name "Panamá", which purportedly meant "an abundance of fish", when the Spanish colonizers first landed in the area. The exact location of the village is unspecified; the legend is corroborated by Captain Antonio Tello de Guzmán's diary entries, who reports landing at an unnamed village while exploring the Pacific coast of Panama in 1515. In 1517, Don Gaspar de Espinosa, a Spanish lieutenant, decided to settle a post in the same location Guzmán described. In 1519, Pedrarias Dávila decided to establish the Spanish Empire's Pacific port at the site; the new settlement replaced Santa María La Antigua del Darién, which had lost its function within the Crown's global plan after the Spanish exploitation of the riches in the Pacific began. The official definition and origin of the name as promoted by Panama's Ministry of Education is the "abundance of fish and butterflies"; this is the usual description given in social studies textbooks.
At the time of the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century, the known inhabitants of Panama included the Cuevas and the Coclé tribes. These people have nearly disappeared; the Isthmus of Panama was formed about three million years ago when the land bridge between North and South America became complete, plants and animals crossed it in both directions. The existence of the isthmus affected the dispersal of people and technology throughout the American continent from the appearance of the first hunters and collectors to the era of villages and cities; the earliest discovered artifacts of indigenous peoples in Panama include Paleo-Indian projectile points. Central Panama was home to some of the first pottery-making in the Americas, for example the cultures at Monagrillo, which date back to 2500–1700 BC; these evolved into significant populations best known through their spectacular burials at the Monagrillo archaeological site, their beautiful Gran Coclé style polychrome pottery. The monumental monolithic sculptures at the Barriles site are important traces of these ancient isthmian cultures.
Before Europeans arrived Panama was settled by Chibchan and Cueva peoples. The largest group were the Cueva; the size of the indigenous population of the isthmus at the time of European colonization is uncertain. Estimates range as high as two million people, but more recent studies place that number closer to 200,000. Archaeological finds and testimonials by early European explorers describe diverse native isthmian groups exhibiting cultural variety and suggesting people developed by regular regional routes of commerce; when Panama was colonized, the indigenous peoples fled into nearby islands. Scholars believe that infectious disease was the primary cause of the population decline of American natives; the indigenous peoples had no acquired immunity to diseases, chronic in Eurasian populations for centuries. Rodrigo de Bastidas sailed westward from Venezuela in 1501 in search of gold, became the first European to explore the isthmus of Panama. A year Christopher Columbus visited the isthmus, established a short-lived settlement in the Darien.
Vasco Núñez de Balboa's tortuous
Liga Panameña de Fútbol
The Liga Panameña de Fútbol is the top tier football league in Panama. Until 2009, the league was named Asociación Nacional Pro Fútbol; the league's season is divided into two tournaments called the Clausura. Both tournaments have an identical format; each tournament has two stages: the first stage is a double round-robin round where each team plays every other team twice, once at home and once away. The top-four teams advance to a single-elimination culminating with a final match; the first stage of both tournaments is combined into an aggregate table to determine relegation. The team with the fewest points is relegated to the Primera A for the following season; the champions of both tournaments qualify to the CONCACAF Champions League. In 1987, a group of men, composed of Giancarlo Gronchi, Jan Domburg, Edgar Plazas, Jorge Zelasny, Ángel Valero and Juan Carlos Delgado, founded the Asociación Nacional Pro-Fútbol on February 26, 1988, their objective was to organize professional football in Panama, in order to help the Panamanian national team in the long term.
Chirilanco Deportivo la Previsora Deportivo Perú Euro Kickers Plaza Amador Tauro The league was founded in as ANAPROF in 1988 after years of turmoil in Panamanian football. The first season, which featured six teams, began on February 26, 1988. Six teams participated. From that year until 2001, the league used a "long tournament" format in which every team played every other team in a home and away set. Since 2001, the league has used the Apertura/Clausura split season, common to Latin America. From 1994-96, Panamanian football was rent by a schism between ANAPROF and a rival league, LINFUNA; the split was resolved in 1996-97. The next few seasons of league football was a bit confusing as the governing body tried to sort out its formats. In 1997-98, the league was split into two groups for the regular season, followed by an eight-team playoff. In 1998-99, the league shrunk with six of them advancing to a post-season tournament; the top four advanced further to a playoff to determine the champion.
A similar format was used in 1999-2000 and 2000-2001. In 2001, the Apetura/Clausura format was adopted, with modifications has been used since; the most significant involved the idea of the Grand Championship playoff. From 2001 to 2007, the winner of the Apertura faced the winner of the Clausura to determine a season champion. After 2007, this idea was abandoned. In 2009 ANAPROF changes its name to Liga Panameña de Fútbol. 1 Including 2 Winners in LINFUNA. 2 Including 2 Runners-up under the name Deportivo La Previsora. Teams dissolved. From 1994 to 1996 Panamese football went through a schism, with the alternative federation, LINFUNA. LINFUNA and ANAPROF joined again in 1996; the following table shows past results for ANAPROF and the Liga Panameña de Fútbol Panamanian football clubs in CONCACAF competitions Liga Panameña de Fútbol LPF Website Panama-List of Champions ANAPROF club participation in UNCAF tournament Federaciòn Panameña de Fùtbol Panama - List of Champions, RSSSF.com