Pancho Power

23 May 19

This is a follow up to a recent post called Gimlet-Eyed Rune Reading, at the end of which I tacked what should be a revelatory riff about the absurdly transparent implausibility of the “Bay of Pigs” pseudo-invasion of ’63. You are forgiven for not already knowing all the details of that “historical” (dramaturgical) event, but […]

23 May 19
CAITISA Report in Translation

Economic and geographic positions of these businesses The majority of the foreign investment companies that have filed lawsuits against Ecuador in international arbitration tribunals concern natural resource exploitation sectors, with a predominance of hydrocarbons, an activity that has managed to capture a large part of the particular external resources in the last four decades, attracted […]

22 May 19

The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE by Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo realised CHF 25,800,625 /$25,496,177 /€22,701,969 and exceeded its pre-sale estimate of CHF 13.8 to 25.3 million. The auction took place at La Réserve, Geneva on May 11 & 12, 2019. The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE surpassed its pre-sale high estimate, with many […]

21 May 19
Conflict Resolution

         This the second sugia of our Av Mishna תענית contains 60 lines of Gemara.  Consider the blessing: ברך עלינו ה’ אלהינו את השנה הזאת ואת כל מיני תבואתה לטובה, ותן ברכה (בחורף טל ומטר לברכה) על פני האדמה ושבענו מטובה, וברך שנתנו כשנים הטובות לברכה, כי אל טוב ומטיב אתה ומברך השנים.  ברוך אתה […]

19 May 19

What I can tell you about going to see Amazing Grace is that from start to finish I couldn’t keep a dry eye. Getting old and sentimental, maybe. But that’s the power of African American gospel music, supercharged in this case by the presence of Aretha Franklin, whose career reached its apogee on the two […]

17 May 19
Bills Wire

Sometimes in the the face of tragedy, a good deed can make all the difference. Following the passing of Buffalo Bills superfan, Ezra Castro, who is known by the moniker Pancho Billa, Bills defensive tackle Harrison Phillips is hoping to do just that. Phillips held an event on Thursday at New Era Field to allow […]

16 May 19
Bloomsan Writes

I feel. I want to know more what thoughts lie in my heart. Find a gate somewhere and let everything flow out. Truth, lies, thoughts. I want to go to sleep. Why is it so damn cold? It is noisy outside. I am scared of going deaf. I am also scared of going blind. Every […]

15 May 19
Centuries of Sound

January 16 – Srinivasa Ramanujan, a 26-year-old student in Madras, India, sends a letter to English mathematician G. H. Hardy, which would lead to him becoming one of the most important mathematician in history. January 23 – Ottoman Empire Navy Minister Nazim is assassinated, and Prime Minister Kamil overthrown in a coup in Turkey February […]

15 May 19
Toronto Sun

Move empowers new Jets head coach Adam Gase It was surprising ­— not stunning — to learn the New York Jets had fired GM Mike Maccagnan. Jets CEO and chairman Chris Johnson announced the news Wednesday morning. Statement from Jets Chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson on Mike Maccagnan. — New York Jets (@nyjets) May […]

11 May 19
Glasgow Theatre Blog

Scottish Ballet has announced that the company will be joined by Senior Guest Artist Cira Robinson for the world premiere of Helen Pickett’s The Crucible. The first major commission of Scottish Ballet’s 50th anniversary year, the production will open the dance programme at the Edinburgh International Festival, 3–5 August 2019. As part of a longstanding […]

10 May 19
Kayla McManama

  You can keep up with Nickel City Ketchup on their Instagram, @nickelcityketchup, and their Facebook page, Nickel City Ketchup.   

08 May 19
High Seas Escapades

Background We’re Peter & Patrick from Manchester U.K. and this sailing was a replacement for the April 21st Transatlantic crossing of Oasis of the Seas which was scheduled to sail from Port Canaveral to Barcelona. However, this had to be cancelled following an accident on April 1st at the Freeport shipyard in the Bahamas where […]