By Jason Tesauro Bloomberg Mon., June 11, 2018 That vibrant red colour in your Negroni? It may be from crushed-up bugs. We’d have mentioned this earlier in Negroni Week, but it’s rather like when you initially eat escargot: Better to taste how delicious they are before learning that they’re land snails. First, the drink itself. The Negroni is an iconic Italian apéritif: equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, served on the rocks and garnished with an orange peel. It was created in 1919 for Count Camillo Negroni at Café Casoni in Florence. The bartender was trying to heed the count’s request for a little more oomph in his Americano (sweet vermouth, Campari, soda): Scarselli simply replaced the recipe’s club soda with gin; thus was born the Negroni. The Americano came from Milan’s Caffè Campari, circa 1860s. Gaspare Campari concocted his eponymous bitter liqueur from a still-secret recipe of 60-plus ingredients. … [Read more...] about Are there crushed bugs in your negroni? Here’s how to tell
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Just as Lolit Solis and I were coming out of Manila House at BGC last Tuesday after lunch with friends, guess who we would bump into at the driveway while we were waiting for our Grab ride — yes, Korina Sanchez who looked even more refreshingly young-looking than she does on her Belo billboards. While we were shooting the breeze with Korina, I got a text message from James Yap replying to my earlier inquiry if he had already chosen a name (none yet) for his second child (a girl) with his current partner. “Nanganak na ba?” asked Korina. I told her that the due date is in June, two months before James’ son Michael James (MJ) turns two years old. “Paano kung kunin kang ninang sa binyag ng bagong baby?” we kidded Korina. Korina said, “Why not?” and laughed. Texted if he would invite Korina as a godmother, James laughed, “Sino maysabi? Hahaha!” Come to think of it, why not nga naman? Mareng Korina, Pareng James. Sounds good, … [Read more...] about Mareng Korina, Pareng James? Why not!
LONDON: Is London's position as the largest international center of finance slipping as a result of Brexit?London has been a critical artery for the flow of money around the world for centuries. The financial services sector accounts for about 12 percent of Britain’s economic output, employs about 1.1 million people and pays more taxes than any other industry.From its traditional City heartland to the brash Canary Wharf skyscrapers and plush Mayfair townhouses, London represents one of the greatest concentrations of financial wealth on earth.Its only rival, New York, is centred on American markets, while London has more banks than any other hub, dominates markets such as global foreign exchange and commercial insurance and is home to international bond trading and fund management.But about a third of the transactions on its exchanges and in its trading rooms involve clients in the European Union. These may be jeopardized after Brexit unless Britain manages to maintain similar … [Read more...] about Brexit and the City: Tracking the fortunes of London’s financial districts
DOUMA, Syria: New regime strikes hit the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Sunday despite a United Nations Security Council demand for a ceasefire to end one of the most ferocious assaults of Syria’s civil war. After days of diplomatic wrangling, the Security Council on Saturday adopted a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria “without delay,” to allow for aid deliveries and medical evacuations. The main rebel groups in Eastern Ghouta, where more than 500 people have died since the bombing campaign was launched a week ago, welcomed the UN vote and said they would abide by a ceasefire. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were to speak by phone later Sunday with Russian President Vladimir Putin – a key ally of Syria’s regime – to press for the implementation of the ceasefire “in the coming days.” SEEKING PEACE Members of the Security Council vote during a United Nations Security Council … [Read more...] about New strikes hit Syria town despite ceasefire call
DOUMA (SYRIA) - New regime strikes hit the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Sunday despite a UN Security Council demand for a ceasefire to end one of the most ferocious assaults of Syria's civil war. A civil defence volunteer checks the site of a regime air strike in the rebel-held town of Saqba, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on February 23, 2018 After days of diplomatic wrangling, the Security Council on Saturday adopted a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria "without delay", to allow for aid deliveries and medical evacuations.The main rebel groups in Eastern Ghouta, where more than 500 people have died since the bombing campaign was launched a week ago, welcomed the UN vote and said they would abide by a ceasefire.French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were to speak by phone later Sunday with Russian President Vladimir Putin -- a key ally of Syria's regime -- to press for the … [Read more...] about New strikes hit Syria’s Ghouta despite ceasefire call