mercredi 24 mai 2017

DONALD TRUMP AND POPE FRANCIS


DONALD TRUMP AND POPE FRANCIS VATICAN CITY — 
By Bernard Bujold -
Pope Francis welcomed President Donald Trump to the Vatican on Wednesday May 24 2017 (8.30 a.m.) shaking his hand before ushering him into his study for the first face-to-face meeting of the two leaders, who symbolize starkly different views of the world. The private audience ended at about 9 a.m., with the signaling of a bell, and soon after Mrs. Trump went into the pope’s studio. 
The pope handed out rosaries to members of the delegation before the group posed for pictures, and then he bade the president and his wife farewell. The pope and the president were both elected as outsiders promising to carry the far-off voices of the forgotten to the centers of global power. 
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dimanche 21 mai 2017

DONALD TRUMP AND MUSLIMS


DONALD TRUMP AND MUSLIMS -
By Bernard Bujold - 
While Trump promised that he was "not there to lecture" the Muslim world, his speech went beyond outreach. In his most forceful argument on Sunday, Trump exhorted Muslim-majority countries to do more to eradicate terrorist groups that claim the mantle of Islam, urging Muslims to "drive out" terrorists. "Drive them out," Trump said. "Drive out the terrorists. Drive out the extremists. Drive them out of your places of worship. Drive them out of your communities. Drive them out of your holy land and drive them out of this Earth." 
The speech by the Us President was on target and warmly welcome! 
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NO TRIPLE CROWN IN 2017


TRIPLE CROWN 2017 -
There will be no TRIPLE CROWN 2017 as a new horse wins the PREAKNESS on Saturday May 20. The horse Cloud Computing won the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. 
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samedi 20 mai 2017

THE LITTLE GIANT IN MONTREAL



THE LITTLE GIANT (LA PETITE GÉANTE)
By Bernard Bujold 
 The new flame of Montrealers is called La Petite Géante! A puppet of the troop ROYAL DE LUXE who walks in the streets of Montreal for a few days on the occasion of the 375th... We can say without a mistake that La Petite Géante is a seductress and that Montrealers have let themselves be seduced... 
Uncle of Little Giant: The Diver is also in town to meet his niece... 
View photos La Petite Géante in Montreal

jeudi 18 mai 2017

MONTREAL 2017 - 375 YEARS OLD


JACQUES CARTIER BRIDGE IN LIGHT -
By Bernard Bujold-
 It was the feast on May 17, 2017 on the Jacques Cartier Bridge on the occasion of the 375th anniversary of Montreal. For the event, the Bridge inaugurated its system of light. A party that will cost nearly $ 40 million but: "... we must celebrate" - according to politicians! 
Obviously, the bill is the aftermath of festivity but the sun is radiant on the city... 
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jeudi 11 mai 2017

BOMBARDIER 2017


BOMBARDIER 2017 - 
By Bernard Bujold-
The Beaudoin family, which owns 53% of Bombardier's voting rights, has agreed to reduce the duties of son Pierre Beaudoin but he will remain chairman of the board... 
The Annual Meeting was held in Dorval on Thursday, May 11, 2017 and in spite of the violent criticism in the media before the Assembly, several participants congratulated the Beaudoin family, particularly Laurent Beaudoin, for what he has done with Bombardier over the last thirty years. 
Laurent Beaudoin, is a leader like Paul Desmarais, Pierre Péladeau, Jean Coutu and André Chagnon. They are part of a generation of Quebec entrepreneurs who have become a public figure model of an era. They are admired by the people like a sport professional athlete... 
The various proposals presented to the Meeting for voting were accepted or rejected as desired by the Board of Directors in an average proportion of more than 90%, including the election of the new Board of Directors... 
The rumor is circulating about serious discussions between Bombardier and Siemens for a merger. Bombardier management refused to comment on these rumors. 
To be continued! 
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mardi 9 mai 2017

DONALD TRUMP FIRES THE FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY


DONALD TRUMP FIRES THE FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY... 
President Trump on Tuesday May 9, 2017 fired FBI Director James Comey, ending a rocky 10-plus months for the nation's top law enforcement officer. 
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NELLY ARCAN AND THE BEAUTY - "TRAJECTOIRES FULGURANTES"


NELLY ARCAN AND THE BEAUTY 
By Bernard Bujold- 
A new book: NELLY ARCAN- TRAJECTOIRES FULGURANTES is in bookstores. The book is an analysis by experts about Nelly and her literary work. 
This book will be of interest to those who like to reflect on the work of Quebec writers and on the subject of women in society. The texts are captivating and have nothing of the gossip. In other words, a serious but very easy to read book. 
Personally, I love the cover page... 
The reason: I took the picture of Nelly. It was in 2001! 
There is an anecdote with this picture, which I have never told anyone, but which is directly related to one of the themes of the book: feminine beauty! 
I photographed Nelly as a journalist during a "signing-conference" evening presented at a Montreal bookstore for her first book PUTAIN. 
One or two weeks later I had seen Nelly again at the Montreal Book Fair and I had handed her a double of the photo series in person. The first reaction of Nelly, seeing the photos was to criticize me, kindly but with a serious look, for the shadows of the flash on her face... 
It was before digital and Photoshop! 
I was somewhat upset and surprised by her reaction, but in hindsight, I understand now that it reflects the importance that she imposed on herself on her image and her feminine beauty. 
I never saw Nelly Arcan again and, after the publishing of my story, I forgot the pictures in a drawer until September 24, 2009, at the announcement of her suicide... 
Nelly Arcan was a generous person and had been very easy to access and available during our two meetings. 
I had a moment of sadness when I learned of her death and I am very proud that it is one of my photos that is on the cover of the book analyzing her work. 
Good reading! 
SEE ALBUM PHOTOS WITH NELLY ARCAN (2001)

lundi 8 mai 2017

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2017


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2017
By Bernard Bujold -
The FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2017 will be held from June 9 to 11 on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. At one month of the event, the workers are preparing the site and setting up the platforms. The place is very busy, but calm if compared with the frenzy that will invade the site during the Grand Prix... 
To be continued 
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