Conrad Black is back…

July 31, 2010

Conrad Black recounts his experience in prison in The National Post this Saturday (July 31, 2010). The theme of his text: “Anyone, regardless of who it is, anyone may be wronged by the authorities! ” A must reading text from a former media baron who has not lost his courage and his warrior spirit! A great Canadian whose toughness before the obstacle is an inspiring example!
(Photo Barbara Amiel and Conrad Black)
See text of Conrad Black – The National Post

The book which explains the human life…

July 30, 2010

This Sunday on Radio-Canada, Joselito Michaud and his show “On prend toujours un train pour la vie” will be receiving the author KIM THUY who will talk about her book and her journey as a Vietnamese refugee. The 145 pages book published at the end of 2009 is shocking and it succeeds to express what are the difference between peoples in the world. A book that makes us understand that ultimately, there is no difference between humans, except for the artificial culture of the time and place…
A book to read and a tv show to watch! Sunday 1st August at 9:00 p.m. – CBC
See official site of the book 
See website of the show at Radio-Canada

The humiliation of France on the Internet…

July 29, 2010

The failure of the French government and its website to promote tourism will cost him dearly in terms of its reputation with the technology. The website has been online a few hours before crashing to only 25,000 visitors … Poor planning of servers that even amateurs could easily have better organized.
Nicolas Sarkozy should have called one of his former managers now retired, Jacqueline Dillmann Faure (former Director Office of France in Canada). The site would have been a success… A great success!
Top picture: Home page website
Bottom photo: Jacqueline Dillmann Faure
View analysis of the failure of the site by
See story on the budget Site
See story Jacqueline Dillmann Faure –

“Life is unfair…” – BP’s Former CEO to the journalists

July 28, 2010

The outgoing director of BP, Tony Hayward, believes that life is unfair and that his situation is comparable to that of a person who walks calmly on the sidewalk and who would suddenly be hit by a bus out of control …
Hayward is 53 years and has worked for nearly 30 years with BP. He is not broke and following his demotion, he will receive severance departure of more than $ 1.6 million and a lifetime pension of $ 940,000 per year at 65 years old.
Negative aspect of his dismissal, he finds himself affected in Siberia starting October 1st to lead a small subsidiary of BP.
Life is tough ….
Top photo: Tony Hayward, Carl-Henric Svanberg (Chairman of BP) and the new manager Bob Dudley
Bottom photo: Tony Hayward
See story by The New York Times
See story by La Presse

The website of the hour: WIKILEAKS…

July 27, 2010

The website that revolutionizes the freedom of information is undoubtedly Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange. Born in Australia in 1971 (39 years), Assange is both a journalist and hacker. The server of his site is located in Sweden and its operates incognito from Europe. Governments around the world, including the United States, fear the publication of their secret documents. Wikileaks has received over $ 650,000 in donation from the public in 2009.
See story The New York Times
See interview with Julian Assange YouTube

Wikileaks Site Link

Memories of Cirque du Soleil…

July 25, 2010

The circus arts are very ephemeral! The colors of the costumes and tent invade the city then suddenly it’s gone to elsewhere. The Old Montreal has hosted since the spring 2010 the troupe of Cirque du Soleil but now it has left Montreal for Quebec City.
On the site, a wide circle replaced the blue and yellow tent and gulls have taken over the show …

Conrad Black freed from prison…

July 20, 2010

Conrad Black has never given up his fight against the American Justice and he finally got the win being freed from prison.
The creator of, Bernard Bujold, has always been very respectful for this press baron: “I am particularly happy for Conrad Black. I know the value of this man and all the good he has done for journalism, especially the creation of the National Post in Toronto. Conrad Black is a great press tycoon whose courage to never abandon the defense of his personal beliefs is an example to follow. Bravo to you, Conrad Black! ”
View Article National Post
See article The Globe and Mail

The future of newspapers…

July 19, 2010

A book to read by every journalist from La Presse, Le Devoir or Le Journal de Montreal! Conclusion of the book: A newspaper is solid as that its “financial backer” remains interested in the newspaper. Otherwise, death and permanent loss regardless of size or the scope of the publication.
See book site

Montreal’s World Film Festival 2010…

July 19, 2010

Bille August will act as jury president for the World Film Festival in Montreal, 2010 edition.
According to Serge Losique, this film producer will bring tremendous credibility to WFF 2010 which will run from next August 26 to September 6.
Top photo: Serge Losique; Bottom photo: Bille August
See story La Presse

Sidewalk Sale on Ste-Catherine St. in Montreal…

July 18, 2010

Paul Delage Roberge would be proud of Ste-Catherine St., him “the creator” of Ailes de la Mode (original version) and one of the new promoters of store Ogilvy. Despite the rain on Saturday evening on Montreal, the sun was at the rendez-vous Saturday and Sunday (17 and 18 July) for the merchants of the Ste-Catherine St. who held their annual sidewalk sale offering 50% discount.
But beware! Some dealers did not offer big discounts …
Bernard Bujold wanted to try to get it from Louis Vuitton and it did not worked out …
Vive le shopping!
(Photo 1: Sidewalk Sale of Ste- Catherine St; Photo 2: Bernard Bujold at the Louis Vuitton’s in Montreal)
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