Bologna explosion

6 August 2018 A huge explosion on a highway near Bologna airport in northern Italy has killed two people and left at least 70 injured, some with serious burns, police said.The explosion was caused when a tanker truck carrying explosive materials crashed in a traffic accident.The news agency ANSA said the tanker was carrying liquefied petroleum gas. READ THE FULL ARTICLE

FLICKR UPGRADE – IS GOING TO 1M

SAM_5673 I WROTE THIS AROUND SEPT.2014:

My FLICKR (CHECK) exceed 210000 visits since March 2009,more than 100 visit a day , 110K since January 2014 and my previous post here on wordpress,that’s what I call be satisfy ,please take a tour click on the link and ,if logged to flickr leave your preferences if you like what I do ,I wish go beyond! Thanks


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UPGRADE FEBRURAY 2016: 

I REACH  540.182 VISITS SO THANKS TO EVERYONE!!!

 

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VOL 86(2005) FROM ASC CLOSE UP-BEST PROFESSIONAL ADVICE RECAP

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What’s The Best Professional Advice you’ve received?

GERALD PENNY FINNERMAN , ASC

Harry Stardling Said to me ,”Make Everyone on the set like you.The Rest will be easy for you.Remember that.”

TONY ASKINS , ASC

Philip Lathrop said “Always be on time,dress nicely,leave your ego home,treat everyone equally and with respect,and always be positive,no matter how hard it gets”

STEPHEN LIGHTHILL , ASC

Experienced filmmakers always reminded me to wear comfortable shoes while shooting.They were right, and they inspired in me a lifelong love of good shoes

ISIDORE MANKOFSKY , ASC

Be bold, and take chances-Advice I have not always followed,much to my regret. Also,following your intuition is usually the smart thing to do.

RUSS ALSOBROOK , ASC

“Tell the story and make your stars look great.”

JON FAUER , ASC

“The only reason to be late for a call is being dead.” This was drilled in to me by Mel London or Freddie Young, BSC

DON McCUAIG , ASC

While shooting newsreel for the Canadian Broadcast Corporation , producer Allan Clapp told me I should analyze every frame of film or videotape I shot.It has been tremendous help .Also ,Woody Omens, ASC told us at Panavision workshop that it was important to examine laserdisc,freeze a perfect frame, and dissect the lighting.What a Great gift.Other important advice was three words: “Prep,Prep,Prep”

LEVIE ISAACKS , ASC

I Was told that Hollywood was a work-ethic town:do the work the very best you can and that will count the most.I have found it to be true.

DENIS LENOIR , ASC

“But Denis,This is flat! That was said by corporate-movie director(and former cinematographer) Georges Pessis on my first day with him,after I had lit part of a Nestlè factory with a few Mini-Brutes and Redheads.It just blew my mind:light could be flat and therefore also not flat”

RICHARD EDLUND , ASC

Don’t Look Back : Bob Dylan

HENNER HOFMANN , ASC

Gabriel Figueroa, AMC told me one day, “Your Negative needs to look like an avocado skin, not like a light onion skin.” I found that to be exquisite advice for both cinematographers and chefs.

RALPH WOOLSEY , ASC

“Never Look Back.”- Karl Freund

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Michael will shoot around Modena and Italy for 14 Weeks/CANCELLED

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THAT’S A GREAT NEWS , A DREAM COMES TRUE..MICHAEL MANN WILL SET ENZO FERRARI BIOPIC AROUND MODENA AND ITALY( JUST 300km FAR FROM ME) ; SO I HOPE TO MEET HIM AGAIN TASTING PARMIGIANO LAMBRUSCO AND CRUDO (DRY CRUED HAM)

Tha Major of The City of Modena Muzzarelli Meet Michael and Chris

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“The horse was painted on the fuselage of the fighter plane of Francesco Baracca — a heroic airman of the first world war. In ’23, I met count Enrico Baracca, the hero’s father, and then his mother, countess Paulina, who said to me one day, ‘Ferrari, put my son’s prancing horse on your cars. It will bring you good luck’. The horse was, and still is, black, and I added the canary yellow background which is the colour of Modena.”

— ENZO FERRARI

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MICHAEL MANN COMES TO VISIT MODENA WITH ENZO’S SON PIERO – VIDEO PRE PRODUCTION NOVEMBER 2014

THE PROJECT IS ACTUALLY OFF LINE DUE PRODUCTION – RECASTING ISSUES(FEB . 2016)

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The One – Opel Astra Coupé Bertone

According The Automobile Club d’Italia (usually known by its acronym ACI) There are 37Millions of automobiles registered and circulating in Italy.
One is my new Opel Astra Coupé Bertone / (for UK Vauhxall Astra Coupé Bertone ) my second car like this after 12  years
This Great Car comes from a Venice Car Dealer as surplus,it was registered on 2006 , due some business difficulty the dealer closed and sell this zero kilometers(84 Km when I check the Car) to another dealer close to Modena  and Reggio nell’Emilia at the end of 2014 . I was lucky to meet this offer on internet and after a short negotiation with the new dealer I change my older Ural Mountain Green Astra Coupè with this one (Same Engine Z18XE Euro 4 but last production of the Torino factory, 16″ wheels,Texas Black Seats)Light Grey Mirage new for less than 1/4 of the listed 2005 car’s price 20150915_082624

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This car is Special for me ,the History of BERTONE coachbuilder is special,so this change was less upsetting of what I thought ,who love cars and keep care of cars can understand
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Opel Astra Bertone Coupé

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This article was edited by 300CVWebzine on 2003 now offline so I just add some part and edited here because my great Opel Astra Bertone after 12 years(August) reach 217000 km , and soon something of new will happen so Enjoy this rare reading.
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The new Opel Astra Coupé is born in collaboration with the Carrozzeria Bertone (Now defunct) and adds a new chapter in the long history of sports cars Opel,template like the legendary Opel GT, the Monza, the Manta, the Calibra and the Tigra
The new model was born from the collaboration between the Center of Design of Opel and the Carrozzeria Bertone in Grugliasco (Torino) ,they did  not limited to designing the sleek and streamlined but produces the car in a plant designed and build in to Torino.
The designers have taken advantage of the wedge-shaped line of Astra, emphasized  through a greater angle of the windscreen. The absence of the door frame and the second pillar of the roof black give the visual impression of a single window, giving greater impetus to the profile of the roof.
Despite the lowered front and the line very aerodynamic( Coefficent of Drag-Cx 0.29 ), Astra Coupe has a spacious interior, comfortable for 4 people and 460 liters of boot.
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To obtain a road holding Sports and great handling, without compromising the quality of the alignment, the Opel has lowered the bodywork of about 20MM compared to the saloon,has stiffened springs and the front anti-roll bar and has mounted shock absorbers harder. The suspension geometry to DSa (Dynamic Safety Action) are guaranteed by the system structure/suspension McPherson.
The study of the bodywork has also taken into account the parameters of weight, rigidity and structural solidity. Using a lightweight high-strength steel for almost 70% of the body and metal sheets made specially, The Astra Coupe is not only light ,but also has excellent stiffness values static and dynamic. The body for example, weighs just 256 kg(Unladen Weight: 2755.8 lbs OR 1250 kg),but it has a stiffness of over 18000 Nm per degree higher than that of the Astra 4 door sedan.
In Italy the new Astra Coupe is available in two versions, the 1.8 16V and the 2.0 Turbo,which differ by motorization and staging but they have in common high performance,low fuel consumption and low exhaust emissions(both Euro IV respectively with 185g/km CO2 and 211 g/km). The 1.8 16V adopts an enhanced version of the petrol engine ECOTEC 1800cc 92Kw/125HP compression ratio of 10.5 :1 maximum torque 167/170Nm at 3800 rpm, recently adopted also on Zafira.The features are twin balance shafts,Multi-point fuel injection 1796cc.Bore 80.5 mm (3.2 in)Stroke88.2 mm (3.5 in) That ideal engine for a car brilliant as this,that in this version can reach a maximum speed of 210 km/h and 100 km/h from a standing start in just 9.5 ” .The consumption in mixed cycle is only 7.4 liters per 100 Km(13.5 lt/km)/Economy – Extra Urban 6 Liters per 100 km (17 Lt/Km)-Max City 10.8 liters per 100 Km( 9.25 lt/km)
The Astra Coupé Bertone 1.8 16V mounts the manual gearbox with 5 close ratios ,the same engaged on other versions of the Astra and is equipped with two brake circuits working In diagonal distribution,280mm disc brakes, power windows with automatic opening and closing by closing the doors locking,manual or automatic air conditioning and sport seats ” easy Entry(tilting and pushing the backrest , the seat slides forward and then resumes its original position) ,alloy wheels from 16″ to 6 breeds with DUNLOP SPORT 3000A tires 205/50 R16 87V.
The special windscreen with a thin protective film inserted between the two layers of safety glass which reduces up to almost 50% the heat absorption is going to accomplish the safety equipment that includes front headrests active front and side airbags pedals detachable in the event of a severe impact(patent Opel) ABS and electronic traction-control TC Plus that intervenes when now one or both wheels have lost grip, restoring the traction both by means of an action on the engine going to “cut” power to both wheels precisely, both through targeted action on calipers, to block any slippage of one wheel specifically.

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FROM THE 2003/04 CATALOG