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Sombrero Festival

Sombrero Festival known as Sombrero Fest, is a two-nation fiesta and an annual three-day pre-Lenten celebration held in Brownsville, United States. The grito—a joyous Mexican shout—opens the festivities every year; this festival is a shared heritage celebration between the two border cities of Matamoros and Brownsville, Texas. This festival is designed to enhance the spirit of Charro Days, to add to the festivities; the Sombrero Festival is held in Washington Park in Texas. The Sombrero Festival, was founded in Brownsville, TX, in 1986 by Danny Loff in order to enhance the spirit of Charro Days and to expand the activities available to the general public; the Sombrero Festival includes a jalapeño-eating contest, 1-mile run/walk and a 5K run/walk and dancers, numerous food stands and cooking contests. Several rock stars, corrido singers, Tejano music entertainers perform in this annual event. During his campaign for President, Barack Obama made an unexpected visit to the Sombrero Festival in Brownsville, where he ate a Mexican torta, played games, greeted voters.

The event not only provides families with entertainment, but it gives away money to charitable organizations and to fund public facilities in Brownsville, Texas. Mr. Amigo Association, an organization that works for the friendly relationship with Matamoros, Tamaulipas and Brownsville, United States and to preserve the Charro Days and Sombrero Festival celebrations, became a part of Charro Days in 1967. Sombrero Fest, a three-day Washington Park street party with popular rock and Tejano performers, was added in 1986. Moreover, it is worth mentioning that the first president of the Mr. Amigo Association was the former president of Mexico, Miguel Alemán Valdés. During the creation of NAFTA agreement in 1988-1989, Congressman Solomon Ortiz presented the Mr. Amigo Association with the Mr. Amigo Review Award for the distinction of being one of the first organizations to extend friendship and mutual understanding between the United States and Mexico; the Mr. Amigo Review Award remains on exhibit at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.

C. as a model of bi-national friendliness between these two countries. Charro Sombrero Charro Days Mexican American Culture of Mexico Images of America: Charro Days in Brownsville

William Gardner (surgeon)

William Gardner was a surgeon in the British colonies of South Australia and Victoria. William Forrest Gardner was born in Birkenhead, the eldest son of Rev. John Gardner and his wife Catherine Gardner née Forrest; the Rev. Dr. Gardner, wife and three children arrived in South Australia aboard Condor in March 1850 after accepting a call to take over the newly erected Chalmers Church on North Terrace and served that congregation with distinction until 1868, when he accepted a call to Launceston Tasmania. Gardner was educated at J. L. Young's Adelaide Educational Institution, entered the English and Scottish Bank, where he worked for several years, before leaving to study medicine at the University of Melbourne, where he had a brilliant scholastic career proceeded to Glasgow University, where he studied hydatids for his thesis, which won for him a gold medal as well as his MD, he returned to Adelaide, where in 1875 he was appointed Junior House Surgeon under Dr. J. Davies Thomas at the Adelaide Hospital succeeded him as Senior House Surgeon.

When he resigned to enter private practice he was appointed Hon. Surgeon to the Adelaide Hospital, gained a reputation for his skill as a surgeon second only to Mr. Fitzgerald of Melbourne, his assistant for many years was Dr. Anstey Giles, he received a call from Melbourne to perform a difficult operation — removal of a cancerous larynx — which had ended in the death of Emperor Frederick of Germany, but in this case, a Mr. Heymanson, successfully. In 1892 Gardner accepted an appointment in Melbourne. In 1896 he left for England and the Continent for his health and for continuation of his studies, was returning to Melbourne, when he succumbed to a paralytic stroke in Naples, died shortly after. Gardner was President of the South Australian Branch of the British Medical Association and Member of the Board of Management of the Adelaide Hospital for many years, he was elected President of the Intercolonial Medical Congress in Sydney, 1893. William Forrest Gardner married Louisa Moore on 30 March 1880.

She was the elder daughter of Robert Waters Moore, M. R. C. S. Former Colonial Surgeon, they had no children

Dream (musical)

Dream is a musical revue based on the songs of Johnny Mercer. The book is by co-producer Louise Westergaard; the show ran on Broadway in 1997. The revue opened on Broadway on April 1997 at the Royale Theatre after twenty-four previews. Directed and choreographed by Wayne Cilento, the costumes are by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting by Ken Billington and sets by David Mitchell; the cast featured Lesley Ann Warren, John Pizzarelli, Margaret Whiting, Jessica Molaskey and Brooks Ashmanskas. It closed on July 1997 after 109 performances. All lyrics by Johnny Mercer Tony Award for Best Choreography Internet Broadway Database listing New York Times review

Banned on Vulcan

Banned on Vulcan is an EP by the dark cabaret/darkwave artist Aurelio Voltaire. It was released in 2001 by PlanetGrey Records re-released that year by Projekt Records. Voltaire is a great fan of Star Trek attending conventions. All four tracks on this album relate to it, mention characters and situations from the show; the cover features Voltaire as a Vulcan in Starfleet uniform. The EP is since long out-of-print, but all of its four tracks would be re-recorded for Voltaire's 2012 album BiTrektual. "Worf's Revenge" A gangsta rap-esque song celebrating the character Worf, a Klingon who first appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine extolling his physical strength and sexual prowess, referencing his on-screen romances with Deanna Troi, Jadzia Dax and Ezri Dax."The U. S. S. Make Shit Up" A song about treknobabble, Star Trek's tendency to use borderline nonsense to explain away technical details, some inconsistencies within the Star Trek universe, it describes every series from The Original Series to Voyager.

A live version of this song appears on Voltaire's live album, Live!, includes a "bonus verse" dealing with Enterprise."The Sexy Data Tango" Using numerous double entendres and similar sexual innuendo, "The Sexy Data Tango" is a tango that describes Data's sexual encounters with Tasha Yar, describing him as "fully functional and anatomically correct". A live version of this song appears on Voltaire's album Live!."Screw the Ocampa!" This is a humorous lament from the Delta Quadrant, where the crew of the USS Voyager were stranded for seven years, as shown during the events of Star Trek: Voyager. The song is sung to the tune of the folk standard "Sloop John B", made famous by The Beach Boys

2018–19 Liga Femenina de Baloncesto

The 2018–19 Liga Femenina de Baloncesto known as Liga Dia for sponsorship reasons, is the 56th season of the Spanish basketball women's league. Regular season will start on 13 October 2018 with the first matchday of the regular season and it will end on 7 April 2019 with the 26th matchday; the playoffs will be held between 10 April and 5/9 May 2019. The 2019 Spanish Cup will return to the Final Eight format, not used since 2009, it will be played between 28 February and 3 March 2019, featuring the top seven teams of the league after the 13th matchday on December 30th, which will join the host. A total of 14 teams contest the league, including 12 sides from the 2017–18 season and two promoted from the 2017–18 Liga Femenina 2. Teams promoted from Liga Femenina 2Durán Maquinaria Ensino Valencia Basket Source: The table lists the positions of teams after completion of each round. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included in the round at which they were scheduled, but added to the full round they were played afterwards.

For example, if a match is scheduled for round 13, but postponed and played between rounds 16 and 17, it will be added to the standings for round 16. Source: FEB Official website