mercredi 29 juin 2011

MySpace is sold for 35 million$

The social network MySpace was sold for the sum of $ 35 million (cash and shares).
The sum is particularly low given that Rupert Murdoch bought MySpace in 2005 for $ 580 million ...

Photo: MySpace logo;
See story The Wall Street Journal ;
See story The New York Times ;

The Vatican and the information on Internet...

The Vatican is now a player of the information on the Internet!
One may question where the Catholic Church will go with its technology project but one thing for sure: Benedict XVI seems to love his IPad! To be continued...

Photo Benedict XVI at the Vatican;
See site information Vatican ;
See site Facebook Vatican ;

mardi 28 juin 2011

Happy Birthday from Google...

The creator of, Bernard Bujold, received soon as his awakening his first Birthday Greeting from... Google!
"It was a surprise this morning when I opened my computer and saw this image of a" birthday gift "on the Google home page! I first thought of a coincidence, but by clicking it, I got directly to my personal page on Google. This thing must be connected to my computer (cookies) and recorded on Google because on the computer of Miss X, nothing appeared.
Google and its technology are becoming romantic ...
Thanks to everyone for your good wishes!
Photo 1: Bernard Bujold in Percé ;
Photo 2: Google Birthday wishes ;

lundi 27 juin 2011

The book industry and music are in big trouble ...

Three events are confirming the great difficulties of the paper book industry and recorded music.
First an interview with Heather Reisman, owner Indigo Books & Music, where she said that her stores will now give a priority for decorative products to the detriment of paper books.
Second, the sale of Canadian HMV stores adds to the decline of record stores.
Finally, there is a rumor in Montreal to the effect that the group Archambault (Quebecor) would buy rival Renaud Bray.
To be continued.

Photo 1: HMV Store Montreal;
See interview Heather Reisman ;
See story HMV sales Toronto Star ;
See The Globe and Mail report HMV sales ;
See story rumored sale of Renaud Bray ;

dimanche 26 juin 2011

The future of CBC...

The departure of Sylvain Lafrance from Radio-Canada draws attention to the Government Corporation and many wonder why this departure.
It should be added that several other pillars of Radio-Canada also recently announced their retirement from the host star Christiane Charette or the renowned and highly appreciated reporter that was Daniel Lessard.
Some say Harper's intentions to privatize the corporation would be the trigger.
The prime minister does not hide his desire to diminish the role of government in financing public institutions like the CBC.
Stay tuned!

Picture (from left to right)
Sylvain Lafrance, Christiane Charette, Daniel Lessard, Joel LeBigot, Jocelyne Blouin, Stephen Harper.
See La Presse report ;
See CBC Corporate website ;
See Prime Minister of Cadada website ;

vendredi 24 juin 2011

Conrad Black will return to prison but he will also soon publish a book

The former press baron Conrad Black is free for 6 weeks but he will return to prison for about 11 months. American Justice has revised the original sentence to Black to replace it by 42 months. Conrad Black has already served 29 months with 10% off for good behavior.
Black's lawyers could appeal the new sentence.
Asked as he left the courthouse, "What next?"; Conrad have replied: "Just wait for it ..." He also added that he will be publishing a book soon. The publication date is October 11.
Stay tuned!

Photo 1: Conrad Black and Barbara Amiel;
See story The Globe and Mail ;
See story The National Post
See CTV report ;
See CBC report ;
See Radio-Canada report ;

Peter Falk "Columbo" is dead...

The actor Peter Falk died at the age of 83 (June 24, 2011).
He immortalized the character of Detective Columbo!

Photo 1 : Peter Falk;
See story The New York Times ;

jeudi 23 juin 2011

The publisher Pierre Bourdon leaves Éditions de l'Homme (Quebecor) to join Renaud Bray ...

The publisher Pierre Bourdon leaves the Éditions de l'Homme (Quebecor) to go to Renaud Bray as a purchasing manager.
This departure is surprising, especially that there is a rumor that Quebecor could acquire Renaud Bray. Employees of Renaud Bray have recently publicly criticized the management of the company.
To be continued ...

Photo 1: Pierre Bourdon;
Photo 2: Store Renaud Bray;
Photo 3: Head social Quebecor;
See story departure of Pierre Bourdon ;
See report of merger rumors - ;

The wife of the writer Denis Monette died ...

The wife of Quebec writer Denis Monette died. Micheline Landry was 75 years old.
Denis Monette is very famous among the popular writers and he wrote nearly 30 novels and sold more than half a million copies.

Photo 1: Micheline Landry and Denis Monette:
See obituary Micheline Landry ;
See biography Denis Monette ;

mercredi 22 juin 2011

Prince William and Kate visit Canada

The royal couple William and Kate arrive in Canada for an official visit of 48 hours starting on June 30.
The main event of the visit will be a picnic in front of the residence of Stephen Harper in Ottawa on the Governor General's gardens and visits on ships of the Canadian Navy. To be continued ...

Photo 1 and 2: Prince William and Kate Middleton:
See photo report and agenda of the visit - ;

dimanche 19 juin 2011

Welcome to Summer of 2011.. wish you all a very pleasant summer.
Long live the summer of 2011!

Photo 1: on a sailboat off the coast of the Gaspé Peninsula (Quebec):
Miss X and the four mascots Goguie, Miss Gym, Monsieur X;
Ulysses, the faithful dog, and Bernard Bujold;
See home page;

vendredi 17 juin 2011

Dominique Strauss-Khan and his defense...

Reading the police reports summarizing the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Khan is particularly illuminating.
The police did not suggest to Strauss Khan to contact his lawyer immediatly but only five hours after his arrest ...
According to outside lawyers, it becomes more than clear that the U.S. will not have it easy in their efforts to have Strauss-Khan convicted.
To be continued ...
Picture 1: Dominique Strauss-Khan and Anne Sinclair ;
Piture 2: Dominique Strauss-Khan and the police officers ;
Picute 3: Dominique Strauss-Khan with his lawyers in front of the Judge ;

Daniel Lessard, one of the best journalists in Canada, retired from Radio-Canada

Daniel Lessard, one of the best journalists in Canada, will be in his retirement Sunday, June 19, 2011, from Radio-Canada.
All those who knew Lessard have enjoyed the high quality of his work!
Happy retirement!
Photo 1 and 2: Daniel Lessard;

jeudi 16 juin 2011

Sex dropped another American politician: Anthony D. Weiner.

Democratic U.S. representative, Anthony D. Weiner (46 years) had everything in life with a brilliant political career and a wife which was the direct assistant to Hillary Clinton.
He lost everything because of photos posted on Twitter and he had to resign from his position as the House of Representatives.
It also appears that his wife, Huma Abedin (35), would require a divorce ... It was President Bill Clinton who presided over their wedding ceremony in July 2010 and Huma is now pregnant since some recent weeks.

Photo 1: Anthony D Weiner;
Photo 2: Anthony D Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin ;

mercredi 15 juin 2011

The Boston Bruins won the Hockey Stanley Cup 2011...

The Boston Bruins won the Hockey Stanley Cup 2011 by 4-0 in the seventh game of the final series which was equal 3-3 against Vancouver.
Congratulations to the Bruins and to Tim Thomas and Claude Julien in particular!
Picture 1: Tim Thomas ;
Picture 2: Boston Bruins flag ;
Picture 3: Vancouver players in front of Tim Thomas ;
Picture 4: Bernard Bujold ( and the Stanley Cup;
Picture 5: Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara ;

Surprise and disappointment for many radio listeners at Radio-Canada ...

It's surprise and disappointment for many radio listeners at Radio-Canada who were hoping that a star would replace the animator Christiane Charette in the time slot for the fall programming.
Finally, Radio Canada has not engaged a star and it will be featuring a cultural columnist, Catherine Perrin, who will take over the program...
The budgets of the CBC are probably tight!
Such is life ...

Photo 1: Christiane Charette;
Photo 2: Catherine Perrin;
See press release from Radio-Canada ;

dimanche 12 juin 2011

Story about the Grand Prix F1 of Canada 2011...

Grand Prix F1 of Canada finally took place despite heavy rain and the race was won, surprisingly, during the final turn by Jenson Button on McLaren.
The event 2011 has brought back the memories of a former Grand Prix to Bernard Bujold (
"Years ago, I invited a celebrity from Quebec with me to F1 Grand Prix. It was a blazing sun and the girl was there in high heels and no hat. She did not really like her day or her sunburn...
In 2011, I watched the Grand Prix in front of the TV and I saw my "date" in the VIP galleries. She was with the organizer and she wore a beautiful hat for the sun. The problem is that it rained a deluge and boots would have been more helpful!
The time sometimes changes the order of things, but ultimately, it is often a repetition of the past! My old date was not more fortunate with a new companion at her side than she had been in my company.
With me it was a sun too hot and with her new date, it was the rain!
You could say that she is not lucky or that she has no sense of timing. ... "

Picture 1 and 2: Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve ;

The rich woman and music and the conductor without money .....

Jacqueline Desmarais is married to Paul Desmarais, one of the richest men in the world. The wife has a passion for music and she is very generous to the artists of the opera.
In another world, the musicians of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra want more money in their salary and they have asked the Quebec government to appoint a mediator.
Will the conflict be as severe as the one of 2004-2005 when the musicians had almost caused the final end of the activities of the Symphony Orchestra and its dissolution?

Picture 1: Jacqueline Desmarais ;
Picture 2: Kent Nagano ;

Nafissatou Diallo - The fatal woman of Dominique Strauss-Khan...

The magazine Paris Match published a photo of Nafissatou Diallo, the woman who accuses Dominique Strauss Khan of attempted rape. Observers are questioning whether the complainant will go to the end of his accusations or whether an agreement will be reached before the trial?
Meanwhile, detectives and journalists continue their research on the woman accuser and there are talks about a movie! To be continued ...

Picture 1 and 2: Nafissatou Diallo ;
Picture 3: Dominiue Strauss-Khan and Anne Sinclair ;

vendredi 10 juin 2011

The Prince Philip is 90 years old...

Prince Philip is turning today, Friday, June 10, 2011, 90 years old. The spouse of Elizabeth II is in excellent shape but he says he wants to slow his official activities during the next year. The Financial Times calls the Prince Philip: The Man
best dressed in the world, although his style has never changed during the last 60 years ...

Photos 1 and 2: Prince Philip;
Photo3: Elizabeth II and Prince Philip;
See story The Financial Times ;
See story on the sense of humor of Prince Philip ;