samedi 22 avril 2017

DAY OF RAIN IN SPRING 2017


DAY OF RAIN IN SPRING 2017 /
By Bernard Bujold -
Nature wakes up quietly under rainy days but the sun is approaching and it will soon be there for the complete awakening... 
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BALL, HOCKEY OR TV?


BALL, HOCKEY OR TV...
By Bernard Bujold-
There are evenings where the choices of activities are more than the availability of the person... 
This was the case on this Thursday evening April 20, 2017 in Montreal. 
First was the fifth game of the Rangers-Canadiens playoff series at the Bell Center; nearby at the Windsor Station there was also the Daffodil Ball which brought together nearly 3,000 guests; and finally, for the less daring, there was the TV and the series BLACK LIST on NBC at 9 p.m with RAYMOND REDDINGTON and a special two hours... 
Personally, I chose that Raymond; my iPad for hockey; and a pizza for the feast... 
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mercredi 19 avril 2017

THE POPE FRANCIS AND THE TIME


THE POPE FRANCIS AND THE TIME - 
By Bernard Bujold - 
My friends call me since this Easter 2017: EL PAPA (the Pope in Spanish)... 
The reason? 
Following the reading of the biography of Pope Francis (FRANCOIS SEUL CONTRE TOUS by Arnaud Bédat), I acquired a new watch which is the exact model of the watch that Pope Francis carries.This watch is quite exceptional as much for its price as it is the cheapest of all Swatch models; that by its name which represents perfectly what is the passage of time: "ONCE AGAIN"; as well as its effectiveness with the needles that illuminate in the black and the display of the date and the day. Finally, the watch is so light on the arm that one forgets that one carries it. In other words, a perfect watch! 
Only one element is missing from my watch ... it is not yet blessed, but I promise myself to ask the Archbishop of Montreal, Monseigneur Christian Lépine, to do so when I meet him. 
"Ut benedicat tibi Dominus" 
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dimanche 16 avril 2017

EASTER READING 2017


EASTER READING... 
By Bernard Bujold - My reading for the weekend of Easter 2017: FRANÇOIS SEUL CONTRE TOUS (in French) by Arnaud Bédat. 
A captivating biography of Pope Francis and particularly appropriate in this period of Easter thought! 
Happy reading and Happy Easter... 
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HAPPY EASTER 2017


HAPPY EASTER 2017 and Long live the Spring... 
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mardi 11 avril 2017

THE SUN OF SPRING 2017


THE SUN OF SPRING 2017 
By Bernard Bujold -
The day of April 10 will pass to the history of the weather as the most beautiful of Spring 2017. The nature was beautiful and the wildlife in full awakening. In addition, it was the ideal time to tidy the bike... 
Long live the spring at the cottage! 
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lundi 10 avril 2017

POPULARITY OF THE CHURCH IN 2017


POPULARITY OF THE CHURCH- 
By Bernard Bujold -
With the arrival of spring, there is also a rebirth in the churches. The festival of EASTER is there for many but there is also, especially in this year 2017, Pope Francis who has oriented his strategy of communications towards young people. 
They seem to hear his message especially that Francis makes extensive use of social media to communicate as for example on INSTAGRAM. 
Various churches around the world are taking advantage of this momentum, and this is the case of the Marie Reine du Monde Cathedral in Montreal, where, as one example, hundreds of young people gathered during the weekend of Palm Sunday (April 8-9). 
See Instagram pope Francis 
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jeudi 6 avril 2017

CELINE DION CHANGE OF MANAGER


CÉLINE DION CHANGE OF MANAGER... 
By Bernard Bujold- 
Céline Dion's manager, Aldo Giampaolo, has resigned from his post and announced it by press release late on Thursday afternoon (6 April 2017). 
Céline's son René-Charles Angélil, who celebrated his 16th birthday on January 25th, has often been rumored to be Celine's future manager, but he is still too young to take on the job. It is therefore probable that Céline will manage her own, surrounded by executive assistants to filter the various projects and demands, and that René Charles will take over in a few years. 
To be continued! 
SEE STORY LA PRESSE

CHARLES BRONFMAN AND HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY; DISTILLED



CHARLES BRONFMAN AUTOBIOGRAPHY "DISTILLED" 
By Bernard Bujold - 
I am reading the autobiography of Charles Bronfman which is also the story of the SEAGRAM empire. A very interesting book about an interesting Montreal family which include Phyllis Lambert well known for her Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA). 
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mercredi 5 avril 2017

LA PRESSE - RED ALERT


THE PRESS - RED ALERT... 
By Bernard Bujold -
According to some observers, LA PRESSE would be in a difficult situation and the future of LA PRESSE + would be uncertain because the project is not profitable. 
For the past three years, the cumulative losses of this division have reached $ 210 million. Journalists have been without a contract for 15 months (31 December 2015). 
To be continued...
See story Le Journal de Montréal

CNN OR THE MAKING OF TELEVISION


CNN OR THE MAKING OF TELEVISION -
By Bernard Bujold - 
CNN call himself a serious news media but an inside look at the organization display more of a TV Show Maker than a News Maker. The main and only goal: to create good rating. 
And according to the own CNN's survey, you either love CNN or hate it, but in both cases, you are watching it! 
SEE STORY NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE