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PSG-Man U: The infirmary fills up

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Calvary continues and the infirmary fills for the PSG. After Neymar, it is Edinson Cavani and Thomas Meunier who will be unavailable for the shock against Manchester United.

The Uruguayan “Matador” was to secure Paris offensive on Tuesday, February 12 with Kylian Mbappé and Angel Di Maria at Old Trafford, in a role of finisher. Cavani absent, it is the best Parisian scorer of early 2019 (7 goals) that disappears.

Yesterday, Edinson Cavani was injured during the match.

The possible substituts?

Replacement options are rare. There is Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, but the Cameroonian, author of a small goal in L1 who played only 50 minutes in the Champions League this season, disappoints at every appearance. Another solution would be to put Julian Draxler in the middle in an offensive task, in support of Mbappé, only in point.

It’s as if the spell is hounding

As if that was not enough, the PSG will also have to do without its right side Thomas Meunier, injured against Bordeaux on Saturday. The Belgian international needs to “rest until the next neurological inspection at the end of the week,” said the club Sunday.

Ange GR, IEJ2C, Group 2

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Underground world of wine

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Situated in Paris near metro Passy, « The Wine Museum » is a gallery which is not like the others. In fact, it extends for more than seven kilometers under the streets of the city. We were able to make an exclusive visit.

Source: Samuel Regnard

« I hope you’re wearing good shoes ! » laughs the master of the place Mylène Carabeuf. Without further ado, she takes us to the huge museum. « If you want to see everything and understand everything, you need at least an hour of discovery, » she precises. « The Wine Museum » is primarily built on historical foundations. Leading to many streets, especially the street of Eaux (meaning water in French, which is funny considering we are in a wine museum), these galleries impress as much as they fascinate the visitors and the most curious tourists. Encrusted in the walls, you can find many treasures of national heritage : great wines – which however remain undrinkable, because of their antiquity – extravagant corkscrews, ancestral glasses … So many objects impregnated by French culinary culture. « These galleries go all the way to Neuilly-sur-Seine. Notice that all these objects were loaned by the Paris City Hall… they took the dust so we gave them a new life ! » Mylène continues.
For wine professionals, it’s like paradise: the whole story of this drink is told. « We have tried to tell the origin of wine as an integral part of our society.» Thus, from one room to another, we understand the way in which the wines of Bordeaux were produced, and how they evolved according to consumer demand. On these last words, Madam Carabeuf lets us lose ourselves in the long corridors. « The Wine Museum », an intelligent and fun way to linger in what is under your feet. 
And best of all, the location allows many private tastings…

Samuel Regnard, IEJ3C

“The shooter of Libé” before the Justice

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Almost exactly four years after seriously injuring an assistant photographer in the offices of the newspaper “Liberation” in 2013, Abdelhakim Dekhar is judged at the Assize Court of Paris on Friday.

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The story begins on November 15, 2013. At 7:00 am, a man enters the lobby of BFM TV and threatens an editor, a journalist and a security guard. He will leave, after a few minutes, without making any injuries. It was Abdelhakim Dekhar. Three days later, he gets into the premises of the newspaper “Liberation” and shoots César S., an assistant photographer of “Liberation”. He will leave the premises to reach at the headquarters of the “Société Générale” where he fires three times without touching any passers-by. Finally, he takes a motorist hostage and forces him to drive on the Champs-Elysées where he disappears.

A controversial character

Abdelhakim Dekhar (52) is not unknown to the police. In 1998, he was sentenced to 4 years in prison for “complicity of criminals” in the case of Florence Ray/Audry Maupinn in 1993. His anticapitalist remarks and his narcissistic personality make him an enigmatic character with “mythomaniacal” tendencies.

Sentenced for attempted murder and kidnapping and forcible confinement, Abdelhakim Dekhar incures life imprisonment.

Maxime Lavandier, IEJ3E

Tennis : The stars take the stage today in Paris

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Three best players, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka, make their opening match at ATP Paris Masters this Wednesday. 

Things are getting serious at Accor Hôtels Arena. For the Paris Masters 1000, 16th of finals will take place today. After two days of competition, the headliner’s tournament will finally be ready to fight. Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori, Dominic Thiem, David Goffin, Marin Cilic and Roberto Bautista Agut take the stage this Wednesday, after qualifying of Milos Raonic and Tomas Berdych yesterday. Djokovic, who is the world number one, will play against Gilles Muller and Murray will face Fernando Verdasco tonight.

The French players try to rely on the public to qualify. Lucas Pouille and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga make their opening match against Feliciano Lopez and Albert Ramos-Vinolas. After a first victory, Gilles Simon is aiming at the 8th of finals against Roberto Bautista-Agut and Nicolas Mahut against David Goffin.

Mathéo Geslan, IEJ 3F

Dismantling of jungle : the after Calais

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The evacuation began on Monday, October 24. The French government officially finished dismantling the infamous “Jungle” migrant camp in the French city of Calais. According to the government, about 6,000 persons were sheltered. Some of them decided to join Paris. Is it the beginning of a new jungle ?

The situation is complicated in Northern Paris, especially in the district of Place Stalingrad, where flows of migrants decided to settle. 3,000 migrants are already present in this area, which represents 50% increase in just two days.

Humanitarian project of Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Paris, should open at Porte de la Chapelle (18th area of Paris) soon. Indeed, a second center will be open for families, women and children isolated in the southeast of the capital, while the north of Paris will be reserved only for men. The first camp will include 400 beds at the opening with a capacity that will be quickly increased to 600. After the dismantling of the Calais jungle, Stalingrad will be the biggest refugee camp in France, with more than 1,500 attendees.

For the moment, migrants are forced to sleep on the floor, in miserable conditions without hygiene, until the camps open their doors. They can count on the help of some residents to get warm clothes and some food.

 

Chloé Parisse, IEJ 3E

Gus Van Sant exhibition in Paris

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For cinema lovers, an intriguing exhibition on the American film director Gus Van Sant is taking place at the Cinémathèque Française in Paris.

With 16 movies, Gus Van Sant has proved himself as the heir of the beat generation, the group of authors whose literature explored and influenced American culture in the post-World War II era.

His style ? An omnipresent youth in his movies incarnated by actors like Keanu Reeves, James Franco, River Phoenix, Mia Wasikowska…

His films typically deal with themes of marginalized subcultures, in particular homosexuality. Van Sant is considered one of the most prominent authors of the new queer cinema movement.

His characters are often excluded or marginalized : the murderer teen in “Elephant”  which depicts the Columbine shootings in 1999, a poor kid who is not taken seriously in “Will Hunting” with Matt Damon, a suicidal artist in “Last Days” which recounts the three last days of Kurt Cobain before he shot himself…

Gus Van Sant is not just a film director. He is a the same time a painter, photographer, musician and an author.

The exhibition will last until the 31 June 2016.

Van Sant present a series of collages, portraits and photos taken with a polaroid in the 1980’s, as well as comments on his movies and on his work process.

 

Marion Clément IEJ 1 BIS

 

 

Culture : The Paris Games Week 2015 came to an end

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Started last Wednesday October 28th, the Paris Games Week 2015 ended on Sunday. And the show was worthy of today’s rise in video games industry. Big titles are back this year, and players knew it as it was testified by the 307 000 visitors during these five days, beating last year record.

Predated by the Sony Press Conference, the event presented and gave access to some of the big games of late 2015/early 2016, but also the prototypes of virtual reality helmets. We still don’t know how much these devices are going to cost, but more than 50 games have already been confirmed for the Playstation 4.

There were many tournaments on already released games, competitive players could measure each other on League of Legends, Super Smash Bros or even Hearthstone. Among the games people could try, big licences were present like Call of Duty, Uncharted or Guitar Hero. However, new licences were also introduced to the public. Indie games had their own area, as well as vintage classics.

Next gen consoles know their apex these days, it is not surprising that this kind of event was a success.

 

 

Benoit Peloso, IEJ 3F Group 1