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1996 07 28 04:00:00 PDT SAN FRANCISCO Until recently, the Italian luxury jeweler Bulgari, whose intricate, articulated and colorful designs have been worn by everyone from , to and , was perhaps the least known of the great jewelers in America.

That was before the Bulgari family's recent aggressive expansion, both in new markets and in a more varied product line, featuring less pricey items.

You can still buy a $3 million engagement ring with a centerpiece 4.72 carat oval diamond, like the one magician bought for supermodel . Or a $10 million diamond and ruby necklace.

Now, however, anyone with $575 and an appreciation of the finer things in life can own a Bulgari ring.

Come August, San Franciscans will have that option at Bulgari's new store in The City. (Since September 1992, Bulgari has been operating a showroom out of two suites at . Showroom manager will preside over the new store.)

An opening party, benefiting the new will be held Sept. 25, with the Bulgari family in attendance. That same night will see the launch of a new book, Bulgari (Leonardo, and Amanda Triossi, 255 pp.), which offers a definitive look at Bulgari's history.

The new two story, 3,600 square foot store at 237 Post St. is part of Post Street's upscale movement. Located next to Cartier, it's on the same block as Escada, Sulka, , and 's new boutique. Bulgari officials hope to ring up $5 million in sales in the first year.

The new boutique is Bulgari's 10th American store; an 11th opens later this year in Honolulu, making 54 stores worldwide. Plans are to open 10 stores worldwide this year and 10 more in '97, expand the network of 4,360 retailers that carry Bulgari merchandise and extend the Bulgari label's franchise through its three year old fragrance business, watches and other new products.

A week after the Post Street opening, Bulgari's store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills will re open after extensive renovations.

Recently, Bulgari has been expanding its price points to attract a wider clientele: it now offers a porcelain ring set at the top with a cabochon semi precious stone surrounded by an 18 karat gold bezel for $575 and watches for $1,800.

In fact, Paolo Bulgari, one of the owners and the chief designer, has been known to wear one of the famous plastic watches that his firm introduced in 1994. The $320 wrist watch, which is set in a black plastic case and has a gold movement, blew out of stores and now sells at auction for $1,200 to $1,500.

Bulgari originally lent plastic watches to customers while pricey ones were being fixed, but these loaners became so popular that customers refused to return them. Nobody's fool, Paolo Bulgari decided to launch an official line of the popular, more affordable time pieces.

The strategy of offering moderately priced items seems to be working. Bulgari reports that its 1995 net profits grew by 57.4 percent to $25.2 million.

Today, Bulgari, whose jewelry is noted for its bright colors and the use of unusual materials such as steel and semi precious stones (tourmalines, citrines, amethysts, topazes), is the world's largest luxe jeweler after Tiffany Co. and Cartier.

It is run by , 55, Paolo Bulgari, 59, and , 39, the brothers' nephew, who serves as managing director. shop and others will feature more open layouts, with shoppers entering via revolving doors rather than the imposing, heavily guarded entrances of yore.

Jewelry will be displayed in showcases, so that clients can see what's available, rather than be locked away in vaults. store features caramel woods, cream and pink marble, and glass, including a revolving glass door floating in a huge glass window surrounded by a marble frame.

"Customers today want to see all you have instead of being sat down and having to decide what it is they want and everything being so hushed and quiet," says Moore.

"Of course, we'll still have private rooms for people who want them, but we're really trying to make the stores more user friendly by making them more open."

Bulgari was founded in 1884 by Sotirio Boulgaris, who was descended from an ancient family of Greek silversmiths. An artisan creating and engraving precious objects in silver, he migrated to Italy in 1879 and opened his first shop on Rome's Via Sistina in 1884. In 1905, he moved to the Via dei Condotti, the same street that houses the mothership Bulgari store today.

In the 1930s, his sons took over the by then significant Via dei Condotti operation.

It was the third and fourth generations of the Bulgari family that turned to precious stones and jewelry and brought the company into the future.

Today, Sotirio's grandchildren Paolo and Nicola Bulgari, are trustees of the family's artistic heritage, which has developed to represent a "designed" look. Typical pieces use antique Roman and Greek coins from archaeological digs. Designs are inspired by anything from a beehive, dolphin, stalk of wheat to something as prosaic as a bicycle chain.

"Bulgari has a long history of taking something unusual and precious and mixing it with unusual, non precious things," Moore says.

"One time, Nicola was working on a bicycle, and he had some people take it apart. He looked at the chain and before we knew it, we had a necklace inspired by a bicycle chain,studded with pearls on the side."

For fall, Bulgari introduces two new lines along with expanding its recent collections.

Though the Trika line (from the Greek word for braid), will include gold and diamond jewelry, priced at around $130,000 for earrings, $4,000 for rings and $94,000 for necklaces, there are also two (relatively) less costly lines.

Tubogas2000, a line of tailored but elegant jewelry in woven 18 karat gold and steel based on the design of flexible gas pipes after World War II, offers earrings for about $2,200, bracelets for around $2,400 and necklaces from $8,500.
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Un nuovo tipo di contadino professionista a Huozhou, Shanxi costruisce un nuovo normale sviluppo agricolo

'Gli agricoltori vogliono avviare un'impresa, assistenza pubblica, la produzione e la commercializzazione sono la sicurezza, la prosperità non è un problema.' Alla vigilia della Festa di Primavera, il principale fornitori di supermercati presidente degli asparagi dell'Associazione canzone Huozhou aromatizzato ancora occupato. Negli ultimi anni, Huozhou ha una nuova entità di business agricole cooperative agricole, aziende a conduzione familiare, più di 450, 5 acri di trasferimento di terra hanno portato un gruppo di istruiti, qualificati, opererà i nuovi agricoltori stanno gradualmente espandendo aumento carriera, Huozhou portare lo sviluppo agricolo per adattarsi alla nuova normalità, per creare la versione agricola aggiornata del brano aromatizzato già nel 2008 ha iniziato ad esplorare carriera Campesina, in un primo contratto di 10 acri di terreno,bvlgari b zero1 imitazione uomo, a condurre il popolo a lavorare insieme i tipi di asparagi, l'attuazione della produzione di sementi e di commercializzazione uno sportello di servizio. Tra 6 anni, la sua associazione asparagi assorbire un totale di 500 membri, asparagi superficie è stata ampliata a 4.000 acri, e costo annuale 20 Yuan in questi ultimi anni, con lo sviluppo industriale economia industriale pressione verso il basso a carbone, Huozhou attivamente regolare la struttura industriale, concentrano sulla promozione della crescita della nuova squadra agricoltori professionisti, lo sviluppo della moderna agricoltura ad alta efficienza, sintesi esplora il 'agricola aziende + associazione + cooperativa + contadino', 'le imprese agricole + coltivatore (aziende familiari) agricoltori', 'società di base + + agricoltori 'al fine di coltivare un nuovo modello di business e altri agricoltori professionali e guidarli in una moderna produzione agricola,donna anello b zero bvlgari replica,' oca di piombo '2014, Huozhou promuovere attivamente l'idea della moderna agricoltura, la selezione agricoltura d'amore, disposto ad avventurarsi in agricoltura' buon seme 'in 5 centri agricoli di istituire centri di formazione nelle principali zone rurali, le cooperative e le imprese leader di stabilire una base di addestramento nel corso dell'ultimo anno, ha formato 600 nuovi agricoltori professionali Huozhou giovani Chao Jianfeng, era in origine un quadri di business unit, nel 2012 si dimise da agricoltura, il finanziamento per il trasferimento di terreno 2000 acri, la creazione di una 'tre religioni rurale ecologico dimostrazione giardino agricolo',imitazione serpenti bulgari oro rosa, raccolta di sviluppo 'tipo, Inoltre, palude 'Quattro specie di allevamento industria del ciclo di andare in giro sui cento agricoltori arricchirsi insieme. L'anno scorso, l'azienda ha prodotto di alta qualità 'Ya giallo antico' miglio, ha venduto più di 400.000 chilogrammi, carne d'asino, allevamento pausa stock attraverso i 600 nuovi agricoltori per sostenere l'imprenditorialità, gli sforzi del governo per costruire una piattaforma. 'Occidente Zhang Yuan moderna dimostrazione zona agricola ciclo ecologico' è Huozhou spendere più di 30 milioni di yuan con attenzione costruire una 'portaerei verde', il parco superficie vitata di 1.600 acri, con una produzione annua del valore di 50 milioni di yuan. Ora, in Huozhou, molti agricoltori, in particolare una certa conoscenza e visione della gioventù rurale, un cambiamento nel passato, non vogliono l'agricoltura, gli agricoltori non vogliono pregiudizio, sempre più preoccupati per l'importanza dell'agricoltura, lo sviluppo di nuovi agricoltori professionali. Le cooperative agricole, famiglie di agricoltori gusto agro-società e altre entità commerciali è tranquillamente in aumento, la città ha più di 350 cooperative agricole, aziende a conduzione familiare di sole 105 Primavera thumbs up felice, vincere nei bracciali d'argento in oro navigazione sito di micro-comunità! toro dell'oro scorte campo live online! sarà conosciuto in tutto il Festival di Primavera si sta avvicinando il cibo? Commissione di revisione di decentrare non volare? addio subito, gocce e breve riassunto di cavallo divertente consolidato è sceso nel corso degli anni? prima che l'ultimo giorno della vendita si acquista ? ricercatori statunitensi esposti Ma Yun è la logistica di energia elettrica alieno fornitore auto è quello di 'ribelle'? Ram Festival di Primavera spettacolo serale, che è il tuo cibo micro-comunità di area di applicazione famosa colonna
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Cartier serie di opere d'arte mostra splendida creatività brillante Milano

Quando gli oggetti quotidiani vengono dati il ​​significato decorativo, quando le unghie e le noci sono progettate per le opere di gioielleria,replica anello b zero bvlgari uomo, le cose ordinarie mostrano anche la preziosa essenza. Solo l'immaginazione di gioielli di design, al fine di individuare questi fascino nascosto per inchiodare il dado ottagonale è ispirato per creare disegni geometrici elaborati. Cartier più invitato i giovani artisti, fotografi Cerise Doucde, un insieme di arte visiva congelare questi oggetti straordinari fascino prezioso Cerise aveva Rencontres d 'Festival Fotografia Arle blockbuster, dopo il Festival di Bruxelles, San Paolo, Milano e Tokyo le mostre itineranti. il suo stile unico fermo-immagine della fotografia,donna replica bvlgari b zero1, come se congelato nel tempo, opera tutte le cose che galleggiano nell'aria, costituisce la bellezza evocativa di questo tempo, Cerise con una prospettiva unica per unire bracciale Cartier con il suo stile fotografico. migliaia di chiodi e dadi, tirare le stringhe fissate da una sospensione di aria trasparente, condensati in Juste un Clou e Crou de bracciale Cartier, enormemente amplificato il valore artistico di piccole parti, ma dimostra anche i gioielli Cartier di trarre ispirazione dalla vita progettata nel 1970,uomo replica bulgari b zero, Cartier designer Aldo Cipullo è appositamente progettato Ianiu circa il primo braccialetto 'chiodo', rompere il tradizionale stile chiodo, le parti metalliche trasformate in gioielli Pierre, dargli modo dinamico e temperamento chic, e A quel tempo, lo stile popolare echeggia. 2017, nuovo Cartier Juste un Clou serie K oro collana e bracciale di grandi dimensioni, ancora una volta dimostrato le qualità uniche di semplicità disinibita, alla straordinaria creatività memorabile.
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Fixing A Shadow

Photography was born in January, 1839, with two separate events. Louis Daguerre, a successful French portrait painter entrepreneur, announced that he had perfected a process of fixing a photographic likeness on a silver plate. And only three weeks later William Talbot, an Englishman whose interest in photography grew out of his inability to draw, announced his invention of a negative positive process of photography, making it possible to duplicate prints from a single negative.

No one could have guessed what the medium would be become and how it would permeate our lives 150 years later as result of developing technology and the vision and passion of the countless photographers who turned a crude scientific method into pictures and, sometimes, works of art.

On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: 150 Years of Photography, an exhibition organized by the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Gallery of Art, examines the evolution of photography through the works of more than 200 photographers, including Talbot, Henri Cartier Bresson, Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus and Richard Avedon. Some 400 photographs have been gathered from public and private collections worldwide.
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Fine Dining

2 stars1831 Guilford St. (corner Cartier St.)Vegetarian friendly: Not especiallyI hear from many readers who tell me they love to read restaurant reviews but that they rarely dine out. "I dine out vicariously through you," is a line I've heard more than once. When I ask why, the answer is always the same: Restaurants are just too expensive. Had they no interest in food, I could understand. But how unfortunate that the closest some food lovers think they can get to a fine dining experience is to read a review, because there are ways to dine out on a tight budget.

When pressed for cash, I stick to the table d'hte or the cheapest items on the menu. You'll get a good sense of a restaurant's style by ordering two appetizers in lieu of a main course. Then there are the obvious sacrifices like bottled water and pricey wines. If you choose to axe the wine, you might prefer to try a bring your own wine restaurant. And if you are interested in the BYOB option, you'll be well advised to try out the oh so affordable Le Pgase.

Located on a residential street in the heart of the Plateau, Le Pgase has a homey look and feel shared by many of the bring your own wine establishments in the area. The space includes a mere 35 seats divided between two rooms, and the decor is pretty bare bones, with bistro furniture, subdued prints, white tablecloths and orange and ochre walls, one of which is emblazoned with a gorgeous mural of a leaping Pegasus.

The last time I spotted this winged horse mural was when I reviewed the restaurant six years ago. The menu hasn't changed much, and it turns out this restaurant's strong points remain its strong points and the odd weak spot is still there. But on the whole, I'd agree with my assessment back in 2002 that this is a relaxed little bistro where we can "eat good food, chat with friends, unwind and come home with a few bucks to spare."

What I like best about Le Pgase is that it offers a generous menu, with the option of an extra appetizer and/or cheese plate. Despite the laid back ambience, the food is upscale French bistro, which though a little dated is a good notch above the comfort food that most of us are serving at home. And though the menu appears to be short, there are enough options here to please both conservative and adventurous palates.

A recent meal began with a choice of soup or salad. The soup, cauliflower and curry, was hot, silky and nicely seasoned. The salad, a mound of mesclun tossed with a feisty lemon vinaigrette, was perfect.

The next course included gravlax, scallops, and foie gras "au torchon." The gravlax plate consisted of a few slices of marinated salmon twirled into a rose shape served with flavoured oils. Good enough, I guess, but the oils lacked that extra bit of flavour that could have elevated the fish to a more exciting level. I didn't taste much to get excited about on the scallop plate, either. Wrapped in a ruffle of golden phyllo, a half dozen or so bay scallops were bathed in a cream sauce that lacked the promised basil flavouring. Cream, pastry and blah scallops do not a memorable starter make. But the foie gras au torchon ($10 supplement) was memorable, mainly because the foie gras was highly seasoned, properly deveined and neither too firm nor too soft. Just right.

Main courses all offered a generous hunk of meat plus the same lineup of vegetable accompaniments, including a spoonful of miniature ratatouille, a square of scalloped potatoes and a wedge of butternut squash flan. As for the meat, the best of the three sampled was an ostrich filet that was tender and flavourful. Ostrich meat tastes a bit like a cross between steak and calves' liver, and this filet was zuzzed up with a sauce made from cranberries.

Also delicious was a pork filet, cooked to the ideal ros and served with a mango chutney. The only meat I wasn't too wild about was my duck filet, which lacked the crisp skin I crave in any duck dish, as well as a pinky red interior and toothsome texture. This filet was soft, not all that flavourful, and drowned in a gloopy orange sauce. Not great, but I devoured it nonetheless.

The real treats arrived with the next two courses. The first was an all Quebec cheese plate ($7 supplement) featuring four small slices, the best of which were a nutty Grs des Champs and a pleasantly pungent Ermite Bleu. And then came three fab desserts. I loved the tarte Tatin imbued with salted caramel and served with a lovely vanilla ice cream. I usually like my Tatin warm, but when it's this good you can eat it straight from the fridge. I also enjoyed the chocolate profiteroles made with more of that vanilla ice cream, crisp cream puff pastry and a dribble of chocolate sauce. Last but not least was a molten chocolate cake that could satisfy any chocoholic's craving for something serious.
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Congressman targets 'blood diamonds'

Working with Amnesty International, Physicians for Human Rights and others, Hall, an Ohio Democrat, is organizing a protest Saturday outside a Tiffany Co. store in a suburb of Washington. The groups previously demonstrated at a Cartier's in New York City and may hold other protests elsewhere.

"Americans see images of starving people, death and calamity and they turn the television off. They don't know what to do about it," Hall said. "There is something they can do about this. They don't have to buy a diamond without knowing the country of origin."

So this holiday season, Hall will be describing a Sierra Leone girl who was 2 1/2 when rebels hacked off her hand. He'll tell of the teenage rape victim left pregnant and armless in a savage campaign to punish villagers for voting in Sierra Leone's first free election.

Diamonds are a $6 billion a year industry worldwide, with Americans responsible for two thirds of all diamond purchases. Industry officials estimate that "conflict diamonds" account for about 4 percent of the world diamond trade; human rights groups say the number is closer to 15 percent.

Responding to pressure from governments, human rights groups and Hall, the World Diamond Council last summer approved measures to track diamonds from the mine to the jewelry store. The industry has promised severe penalties for dealers who break the rules.

Tiffany Co. said it does not do business with known suppliers of conflict diamonds. General Assembly is expected to take up a draft resolution calling for the creation of an international certification scheme for rough diamonds to ensure they aren't coming from rebel held mines in war zones. Already, there are national certification systems in Angola and Sierra Leone to allow those governments to continue exporting diamonds while a ban on rebel diamond exports is enforced.

Tiffany Co. said it does not do business with known suppliers of conflict diamonds, saying it is "at the forefront of efforts to eradicate the tiny percentage of illicit stones at issue."

Matthew Runci, executive director of the council, said the problem "isn't something that can be solved with a demonstration in front of a store."

Though Hall said he is not calling for a diamond boycott because it could hurt diamond producing democracies such as Australia and South Africa, Runci said those countries still could be affected.

Hall responded, "All we're going to say is, you know where your shirt comes from, where your shoes come from. Find out where the diamond comes from before you buy it."

Meanwhile, Hall continues pushing a bill that would require the Customs Service to allow into the country only diamonds that can be traced to legitimate sources something that will not be possible until a global certification system is in place.

It may seem an unusual crusade for a congressman from Dayton, Ohio, but it's not surprising for anyone who knows Hall, a former Peace Corps volunteer.

After the House Select Committee on Hunger was abolished in 1993, Hall fasted for three weeks and a day, offering a daily reminder that some Americans go hungry. His hunger strike didn't bring back the committee, so Hall formed the Congressional Hunger Center, which studies and publicizes hunger issues.

Under that banner, Hall negotiated entry into North Korea, going far into the country and reporting on a drought so severe it forced people to eat tree bark. He returned to North Korea this week and described conditions as bleak as he'd found earlier.

His efforts prompted Rep. Frank Wolf, R Va., former Japanese Prime Minister Tsutomu Hata and former Bangladesh President Hussain Muhammad Ershad to nominate Hall for the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize. Wolf also nominated Hall for the 1998 prize.

A House member since 1979, Hall this year offered a resolution calling for Congress to apologize for slavery.
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870K kickoff to Sir John A

The Canadian government is kickstarting celebrations of the upcoming 200th anniversary of Sir John A. Macdonald's birth in 2015, marking his 198th birthday on Friday by announcing funds for a bicentennial commission based in Kingston, Ont. Macdonald's home and political base for most of his long life and a new set of Heritage Minute television spots paying tribute to the country's founding prime minister and his French Canadian lieutenant, George tienne Cartier.

Postmedia News has learned that Heritage Minister James Moore will detail plans to earmark $360,000 for the new public service messages on Macdonald and Cartier neither of whom have ever been profiled in the popular Heritage Minute history series as well as $511,000 for the Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission to help lead the 200th birthday celebrations ahead of Jan. 11, 2015.

Macdonald was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on Jan. 10 or Jan. 11, 1815 the precise date has remained a source of uncertainty among scholars and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1820.

He built a successful legal career before emerging as an important player in colonial politics in the mid 1800s, eventually becoming the leading figure in the drive to Confederation in the 1860s and Canada's first prime minister on July 1, 1867.

He was still at the helm of the country's government when he died in June 1891.

While Macdonald's legacy is widely seen as tarnished somewhat by his clumsy handling of two Mtis uprisings, the 1885 hanging of Louis Riel and his involvement in a corruption scandal that cost him a four year hiatus from power in the 1870s, his key role in achieving Confederation, building a transcontinental railway and laying the foundations of a sprawling, independent and prosperous nation is beyond dispute.

The federal push to pay homage to Macdonald is happening at a time when a host of major national anniversaries are framing much of the planning and activity of the Department Canadian Heritage, including the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the 200th anniversary of Cartier's birth in September 2014, the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War in 1914 and the sesquicentennial of Confederation itself in 2017.

"Basically our mission is that by the time Jan. 11, 2015 arrives particularly if you're a Canadian student it will be impossible for you to have not at least had to consider Macdonald and the founding of Canada," said Milnes. "That's the dream. And as I keep saying, you don't have to worship the man. But the perfect thing would be on Jan. 11, 2015, there's a poll released that says 96 per cent of Canadian students know who John A. Macdonald is."

Previous polling has made it clear that not all Canadians are aware of Macdonald's preeminent place in the story of Canada. A 2008 survey commissioned by the Historica Dominion Institute showed that more than 40 per cent of respondents couldn't name "the Scottish immigrant, skilled lawyer and Father of Confederation who became Canada's first prime minister."

Historica Dominion Institute president Anthony Wilson Smith said the planned Heritage Minutes produced through the Toronto based organization should help remind Canadians about how Macdonald and Cartier forged the Confederation deal nearly 150 years ago.

"We should know more about our past because it links very directly to our present, and it's also a question of pride in our country," said Wilson Smith, noting that for the first time, the institute plans to encourage young videographers and other filmmakers across the country to pitch ideas for the two minute long TV spots.

"We all do know that Macdonald was flawed, and to some degree I think it's very healthy to talk about those deficiencies because we should never set ourselves up to be perfect as a country," noted Wilson Smith. "That means there's no room for improvement. I don't think we should idealize the past. tribute to one intriguing moment from Macdonald's life is already in the works in Picton, Ont., east of Toronto, where he worked as a young lawyer in the 1830s. That's where the future Father of Confederation argued his first court case successfully defending himself against an assault charge following an altercation with a local doctor.

A sculpture depicting the young lawyer is to be unveiled in 2015 by the Picton based Macdonald Project, which has commissioned the noted artist Ruth Abernethy whose statue of the legendary pianist Oscar Peterson can be seen outside the National Arts Centre in Ottawa to produce the work.

Macdonald's achievements are many, notes project leader David Warrick, his greatest gift to us is Canada itself. .
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Meet the reclusive yet gifted lensman

One isn too far off the mark, especially after online searches yield very little, in presuming that Sohrab Hura is an elusive and exclusive photographer. But the Delhi based lensman, 32, doesn think of himself or his body of work as either.

Only the second Indian after the celebrated Raghu Rai to be made a nominee of Magnum Photos the global photography collective co founded by Henri Cartier Bresson Hura tends to shun the limelight, for reasons you cannot really argue with.

Sohrab Hura's priority at the moment is to create good work. Everything else can wait just want to concentrate on work, he says. think attention takes away a certain creative energy. The more attention you get, the more comfortable you get, and the more you die inside in some ways. So it not that I have an aversion to the media or to people. It just my own protective mechanism. I need to keep going back to my own bubble every now and then.

Born in Chinsurah, West Bengal, Hura travelled around quite a bit in his childhood, as his father was in the merchant navy. Stability arrived when he joined The Doon School in Dehradun. School was a beautiful experience for him, but Hura avoids its very active alumni network. things just make you so comfortable. They offer a safety net of sorts, he says. need to feel a bit of instability in life. That the only thing that brings out a certain degree of rawness in whatever I do. shouldn be a more natural process? Given the way the world is today, says Hura, it has become important for people to create the space which can drive them to do better work. Even if that means consciously inducing instability into one circumstances. again, the moment one work gains some recognition, that raw instability diminishes to some effect, he says ruefully. His mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia when he was still in school. Eventually he built a photographic series around this phase of his life, and his mother Called Sweet Life (2005 to 2014), the first set of images, Life Is Elsewhere (2005 to 2011), focused on his relationship with his mother. The second set, Look, it Getting Sunny Outside!!! (2008 to 2014), features images from when her health started to improve.

Life Is Elsewhere, says Hura, helped him develop a voice of his own, gave him a platform, and most significantly, made him feel secure as a creative person. In a way, he craves the to ensure there is no burn out in his creative process. So that it remains as raw as it did when, during college, he first began shooting with his Nikon FM10, a gift from his father.

Life is Elsewhere (2007) has images that have a stark, realistic feel to themThough Sweet Life brought Hura recognition, his work is conspicuously absent in the public domain. Although he has conducted some workshops where participants have had a glimpse of his work, he has consciously stayed away from group/solo shows. Is this an attempt to stand out (or stay away?) from the crowd? To be exclusive? No, says Hura. don like the idea of exclusivity anyway.

So why doesn he show more of his work?

think in trying to keep away from the system, I got so comfortable in my own world that now I just happy there. Now I just don feel like putting much work out, he says. for me the process of creating something has an innocence about it. And once I put out my work, it part of the big, bad, dirty world of photos, art, whatever you want to call it, and then it doesn belong to me anymore.

The clich doesn click

Even when he submitted photographs for the Magnum selection, Hura didn show them all. Some he was still working on; others he just didn want to show because he didn want other people opinions of those images to affect his own. He sent about 60 photographs to Magnum in May this year after Olivia Arthur, a British documentary photographer and Magnum member, nominated him.

And Hura is still in the process of submitting his work. One of his recent projects is called The Song of Sparrows in a Hundred Days of Summer (2013 to ongoing). Shot in the village of Pati in Madhya Pradesh, the project explores the idea of summer heat in a rural setting.

Among contemporary photographers, Hura appreciates American lensman Daniel Gordon and South Africa Mikhael Subotzky. In fact, he says he jealous of them. do very unique, striking work, he says. And in India, he admires Asmita Parelkar, Sumit Dayal and the veteran photographer Swapan Parekh. It was Parekh who reminded Hura, then 25, who had just returned from photographing the Kumbh Mela, that creativity can sometimes become a clich had just come back from the World Press Photo contest, recalls Hura. said, it was so embarrassing. Everyone from India sent photos of the Kumbh Mela. Even in the sports section! I felt really embarrassed as well.

That memory has stayed with him still, but he is glad he been through such phases, trying to push creative boundaries, even if the results seem trite. The point is to keep pushing. That what Hura has done. And that what he promises to keep doing.
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Le Plan Nord

Le 20 juin 2008, Jean Charest voquait pour la premire fois un Plan Nord Trois ans plus tard, il prsentait sa vision du dveloppement du Nord qubcois : 80 milliards d'investissements en 25 ans et la cration ou le maintien de 20 000 emplois par an. Six ans aprs, voici un tat des lieux. Situe l o se termine la voie ferre, mais aussi l o commence la route de la Baie James, Matagami veut se positionner comme carrefour entre le nord et le sud. C'est ici que transiteront, espre t on, les marchandises arrives du sud et destines au nord, de mme que les ressources extraites au nord et envoyes pour transformation au sud.

La mise en place du Plan Nord a aussi donn un lan au partenariat cr entre la Commission scolaire de la Baie James et la mine de zinc de Glencore, galement situe Matagami. Grce ce partenariat, les lves inscrits dans le programme d'extraction du minerai apprennent le mtier de mineur sous terre. La formation est devenue si populaire que les lves viennent des quatre coins du Qubec pour la suivre. Toutes les meilleures attentes que j'avais sont dpasses, et de loin. Je me sens vraiment ma place , se rjouit Rilou Gauthier, originaire de Boucherville. Plomberie Biron, active depuis 26 ans dans les secteurs rsidentiel et commercial, a profit de l'implantation de la minire Stornoway pour investir un nouveau crneau. Port Cartier, sur la Cte Nord, le moral est au plus bas. Gignac reproche Qubec d'avoir trop tard avant d'mettre les autorisations ncessaires la ralisation du projet. Puis, finalement, malheureusement pour elles, a ne se concrtisait pas. Le prix du fer, unique ressource naturelle de la rgion, s'est mis chuter en 2013. En 2014, la mine du lac Bloom a annonc sa fermeture, ce qui a entran la mise pied de 400 travailleurs. ArcelorMittal, le principal employeur de la ville, a aussi travers une priode difficile et a d rorganiser ses activits. L'entreprise a rduit son effectif de prs de 20 %.

Photo : Radio Canada/Mathieu Potvin

Ce qu'on a fait, c'est une remise zro de l'ensemble de l'organisation. On a revu l'ensemble de nos fonctions. [.] C'tait essentiel. Dans la foule du Plan Nord, Alain Villeneuve, qui dirige l'entreprise de machinerie lourde Lesage Transport, avait investi pour agrandir ses locaux et acheter de nouveaux quipements. Lesage parle des quipements qu'il a achets fort prix il y a cinq ans et qui ont peine servi. Rodon doute de l'influence des politiques gouvernementales. C'est quelque chose de trs diffrent de ce qui s'est pass, par exemple, au moment du dveloppement de la Baie James. [.] L, c'tait l'tat qui finanait des projets de dveloppement hydrolectrique pour crer de la richesse au Qubec. Dans le cas du Plan Nord, c'est le priv qui dveloppe et c'est du dveloppement minier la base. On le sait, l'industrie minire, a se dveloppe par des capitaux trangers. [.] C'est des projets qui peut tre auraient vu le jour de toute faon, mais aujourd'hui, avec tout l'intrt amen par le Plan Nord, a amne une certaine attention sur ces projets l. Si plusieurs ont t dus, d'autres estiment qu'il a su donner un lan au dveloppement du Nord. Un dveloppement qui demeure toutefois la merci des succs et des checs de l'entreprise prive, mais surtout, des soubresauts de l'conomie mondiale. lire aussi :Le retour du Plan NordPlan Nord : 1 an plus tard

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ilógico y triunfante

Personal Shopper es la película más interesante en la que ha aparecido la misteriosa criatura Kristen Stewart, y la más extraña. Olivier Assayas la eligió asistente personal de una actriz en Clouds of Sils Maria hace tres años. Esta vez, él tiene su forma de tocar Maureen, una chica americana en París, cuyo trabajo es para comprar ropa y joyas para una mujer que desprecia una supermodelo alemana insípida llamada Kyra, a los que nunca encontramos.

Maureen pasa volando por París en su moto, de Cartier a Gaultier a Chanel, la selección de trajes para Kyra, ¿Quién 's nunca está en casa. Ella está prohibido tratar sobre ellos, pero algunos de los empleados a usar como un maniquí,mexico hermes kelly bolso AAA, porque' es la mismo tamaño. Maureen odia este mundo a pesar de que tiene el tipo de acceso con el que sueñan algunas mujeres porque está profundamente incómoda.

¿Hay alguna actriz más adecuada para esas palabras? Stewart es la actriz menos alegre en la gran pantalla desde Garbo. Stewart parece luchar contra la cámara, en lugar de abrazarla.

En esta película, en una actuación muy buena, parece resistirse a dejarnos ver sus ojos el mismo órgano del que los actores de cine confían más. Es como si estuviera manteniendo el mundo a raya, manteniéndose oculta.

Cuando Assay, un técnico experto y un aficionado al cine se muda para un raro primer plano, el impacto es profundo, hermoso. Ella rara vez nos permite acercarnos tanto a su belleza o lo que le aflige.

Con Assayas, ella tiene un director que puede construir una estructura alrededor de ese vacío, que algunas personas toman como una falta de talento. Que 'no lo es. Si Assayas la llama el mejor actor de su generación, podemos suponer que tiene algo especial, más allá de su belleza cincelada. Es' también es cierto que no muchos directores todavía saben cómo usarlo,hermes kelly bolso falso peru, excepto en bastante monótono ' Soy tan vulnerable 'tipo de papeles.

Eso también está presente aquí, pero no es lo único. Maureen es gemela, y su hermano Lewis falleció recientemente, dejándola a medio camino de la locura. Compartieron la misma afección cardíaca congénita por lo que no fue un shock completo.

Lewis era un médium, un regalo que no siente que ella comparta, pero hicieron un pacto. Quien fue primero a la otra vida devolvería una señal, de alguna manera. Así Maureen pasa una larga noche solo en la oscuridad en la casa de campo que compartía con su esposa artista, Lara (Sigrid Bouaziz).

Esto le permite a Assayas sumergirse en algunas convenciones de películas de terror,Copia hermes kelly bolso peru, aunque lo hace semi seriamente. Él es un tipo meta de tipo y un modernista, lo que podría explicar su atracción por los regalos helados de Stewart.

El modernismo aquí se trata de estar solo en la era del teléfono móvil. Allí 'S una secuencia larga y fascinante cuando Maureen va a Londres para el día para recoger la ropa aún más caros. Alguien le textos sobre el tren de alguien que sabe mucho acerca de dónde está y lo que' está haciendo. ¿Es Lewis, se pregunta ella?

Sabemos que hay otro candidato, un hombre que podría tratar de seducirla. Ella no está segura de lo que siente que la atracción sexual se siente mejor que la tristeza. Es el tipo de cosas que Hitchcock exploraría si estuviera vivo hoy, y ancla el tono de la película para ser tomada en serio.

En Cannes el año pasado, algunos críticos le negaron ese honor, ofreciendo abucheos, pero el jurado otorgó a Assayas el premio al mejor director. Estoy con el jurado.

Se 's un chiflado tan dramática, pero Personal Shopper tiene tales quema controlada, tal profundidad de sentimiento en torno a este tema de la pena, y un rendimiento de Stewart tales Dolor, Que poco importa que no' t bastante sentido. La lógica está sobre evaluada.
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