News from PANTA RAY
It is September 15, 2008. Two days after the activation of a real crisis committee – convened by the American government in the person of the Treasury Secretary, Henry Paulson, coordinated by Timothy Geithner (at the time, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York ) and with the involvement of the top management of all major US banks – during the night, Lehman Brothers Holdings announces the intention to request the protection under Chapter 11, in the event of bankruptcy.
On March 5, during the morning, we learned from the Social Media that the buildings of the Sole 24 Ore and PricewaterhouseCoopers in via Monte Rosa in Milan were evacuated due to a bomb threat. The headquarter of PANTA RAY / HI CARE Association is a few hundred meters away, so we immediately applied our protocol that – in this case – is to lower the blinds and evacuate the offices away from the epicenter of the risk in direction of a predetermined collection point.
As many other MotoGP fans, I was glued to the TV last night for the Argentinian GP on the Termas de Río Hondo circuit. At the end of one of the most absurd races in the history of this sport, while I was wondering why Sky Sport MotoGP was broadcasting something really close to ‘Holiday on Ice’ on April 3rd, at the second to last corner I was forced to watch the Ducati suicide.