(MENAFN – Law Newspaper) Buenos Aires – Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria considered it difficult to understand why he was “not called up” to Argentina’s squad for the first two matches in the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. “They never explained to me why they were not calling me,” Di Maria said in a statement to the Argentine Radio Continental, on Wednesday.
“At the age of 32, am I too old?” Asked Di Maria, who was stopped by the Disciplinary Committee in France for four matches for spitting on Marseille defender Alvaro.
Di Maria, who has been one of the pillars of the Argentina national team over the past ten years, added, “Although I appear at every match and at the end of every week at better levels, I continue to run in the same way, and showed a certain level to continue to remain at the same level as (Brazilian) Neymar and (Kylian) Mbappe. “.
De Maria, who participated in the last three World Cups with Argentina after winning gold with her in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, added, “Sometimes she bears criticism, but at some point she bursts out and responds. I was silent for a long time. I can’t find an explanation.”
“I like to be part of the national team and I hope with all my heart to be able to wear the Argentina shirt again. I’ll give 100%,” he said.
On Friday, the Argentine Federation announced its national squad for its matches against its host Ecuador in Buenos Aires and its host Bolivia in La Paz on October 8 and 13, and its captain included Barcelona star Lionel Messi and de Maria’s teammate in Saint-Germain Leandro Paredes. (AFP)
As sadly expected, the outcry over a French coming-of-age drama has turned it into a must-see movie.
Well, that was expected. After an initial firestorm of displeasure over the initial poster for Netflix’s NFLX Cuties brought the film into the public eye, online outrage started up all over again when the film actually debuted on the streaming site this past Wednesday. Absent this outcry, French-Senegalese filmmaker Maïmouna Doucouré ‘s directorial debut would likely have slid under the radar, as just one indie/festival darling that premiered on the streaming service alongside the more high-profile movies like The Babysitter: Killer Queen (now the top-ranked movie) and TV shows like Julie and the Phantoms. Alas, thanks to the controversy, Cuties, a foreign-language coming-of-age melodrama about a young girl who is torn between her traditionalist family and her provocative new friends, is now the fourth-biggest movie on the site.
The situation began when the first poster dropped in mid-August. While the film played without incident (and mostly positive reviews) at this year’s Sundance festival, the Netflix poster (which was not the original theatrical artwork) inspired instant condemnation, not just at the poster itself (which presented its four pre-teen stars wearing stereotypical dance recital outfits) but the unseen movie. Even a cursory glance at the 75-second trailer, or a minute spent on Wikipedia, would have informed anyone of the film’s true nature and intent, but who’s got time to double-check their instant assumptions? The filmmaker was chased off social media and received death threats, while Netflix quickly replaced the poster and apologized. Now that the movie is out there for public consumption, well, it hasn’t exactly gotten better.
In a classic “depiction equals endorsement” firestorm, the film has come under fire for the very thing it seeks to condemn. Yes, there are scenes where the actresses engage in “twerking” and use their would-be feminine whiles to get out of trouble, and the movie looks down upon these moments with a critical (but sympathetic) eye. If anything, the film follows the formula of Mean Girls, where our naive protagonist becomes the villain of her own story by acting out in ways that put even her new (more socially aware) friends at a distance. If this movie were about the dangers of underage drinking, you’d have to show kids getting drunk. This is the “Peter Rabbit lets Peter trigger Mr. McGregor’s blackberry allergy!” on proverbial steroids.
The TV-MA rating is mostly for profanity, and the film is a variation on the likes of Bend it Like Beckham and Whip It. Most of the oft-shared screenshots would be right at home in an episode of Dance Moms, a show that has run mostly without controversy for nine years and 224 episodes. It’s a personal, character-specific drama about a young girl who feels torn between a traditionalist gender-based roles (where she’s expected to cook dinner and smile as her father marries a second wife) and her exciting new friends who are entering a dance competition and see music video-style sexualization as the path to victory. It’s not a subtle film, and you can argue that its imagery crosses a line, but its intentions are pretty clear.
#CancelNetflix was the number one trending topic on Twitter this past Thursday. 626,000 people have signed a petition to cancel their subscriptions over the film. Conservative advocacy group Parents Television Council said in a statement Thursday that it “stands by its earlier criticism that the TV-MA-rated film sexualizes children.” Senator John Hawley sent a letter to Netflix to “please immediately remove this film from your platform.” Other GOP members of Congress, having nothing more important to deal with, have recommended DOJ action (over a film that wasn’t made in America). The overall social media reaction to the film, well, do a Twitter search and knock yourself out. I’m not going to share the social media responses to critics like myself who actually watched and critiqued the film, but I will admit that “Okay groomer” is an almost clever variation on “Okay boomer.”
Whether this is genuine (if misinformed) displeasure or a coordinated effort by disingenuous parties, Cuties, a foreign-language pre-teen coming of age story that otherwise would have been mostly ignored, is today’s fourth-biggest movie. The film is not and never was intended as pedophilia propaganda or pedo-bait or any other slur you want to throw at it and it wouldn’t have even found much of an audience if not for online controversy (fueled by SEO-friendly media coverage) over its initial poster and now, via out-of-context screenshots, the movie itself. While these online controversies don’t move the needle for theatrical movies (think the pre-release handwringing over Tully’s grim treatment of post-partum depression), the ability to “see for yourself” just by staying at home and clicking a button made this outcome inevitable.
Beyond another “depiction doesn’t equal endorsement” debate, it’s another case of those desiring diverse stories from non-white storytellers then take issue when those stories don’t play out in an idealized fashion. It also turned what was a net-positive (an indie female-centric drama with a diverse cast from a Black newbie director) into a net-negative (seeing the poster in terms of pop culture’s tendency to over-sexualize non-white girls and women). This French drama about a poor Islamic young girl who (spoiler?) eventually finds a happy medium between the conflicting expectations of her traditionalist upbringing and modern pop culture, is a genuine Netflix hit. If any are watching it for prurient reasons, well, that’s the fault of the hand-wringers who brought the film to the public’s attention.
Intisari-Online.com – Turkey has issued a threat military to European Union, warned President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was ready for anything when tensions over the East Mediterranean escalated.
In his speech, Erdogan said this weekend that Turkey ready for every possibility and consequence regarding the East Mediterranean problem.
Launch Daily Express, Sunday (6/9/2020), speaking at the opening ceremony of a hospital in Istanbul, Erdogan emphasized that Turkey has “political, economic, and power military to oppose immoral plans and documents enforced by others “.
As known, Turkey and Greece has been embroiled in heated disputes over claims of potential hydrocarbon resources in the region.
In a statement, Michel said they were focused on a “carrot and stick” (reward and punishment) approach when they met on September 24 and 25.
He added: “That could be the best way to reduce tensions in the region and offer a medium for dialogue.
“What happened, what happened in the last few weeks, cannot be continued.”
France has supported Greece in the eastern Mediterranean, joining military exercises with Italy, Greece and Cyprus amid conflicting Greek-Turkish claims to the continental shelf in an area of oil and natural gas exploration.
But Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said France was the country most provoking Greece in the eastern Mediterranean and urged Paris to cooperate with Turkey to achieve regional stability.
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, – Five and a half years after extremists shot dead dozens of people in attacks on weekly offices French Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, announced Tuesday that it will reprint the Prophet’s cartoon Muhammad SAW who seemed to have triggered the attack earlier.
An editorial to accompany the cartoon, due for release Wednesday, coincides with the start of trials related to the attack. Charie Hebdo and her staff insist they will never give up.
“We will never give up,” wrote Charlie Hebdo, publishing director of Laurent “Riss” Sourisseau, who was injured in the attack. He later wrote: “The hatred that engulfs us is still there, and since 2015, it has taken time to mutate, change its appearance, to go unnoticed and to quietly continue the vicious crusade,” he said.
Not only that, Sourisseau also boasted that: “The only reason not to reprint the cartoon comes from political cowardice or journalism.”
In recent times, several cartoons, one of which depicts Muhammad wearing a turban in the shape of a bomb. This image was first published in 2005 by a Danish newspaper and was later reprinted by Charlie Hebdo the following year.
The cartoon sparked outrage among many Muslims. This is because not only because of their disagreeable portrayal of Muhammad, but because many believe that the visual depiction of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) equals blasphemy. They also accused the newspaper of labeling all Muslims as terrorists.
On Tuesday, France’s Muslim Trust Council wrote on Twitter: “The freedom to caricature and the freedom to dislike them is enshrined and nothing justifies violence.”
In the attack on 7 August 2015, the brothers Chérif and Said Kouachi – armed with assault rifles, submachine guns, grenades and handguns – stormed the office. Charlie Hebdo in Paris. The attack killed 12 people, including cartoonists and other editorial staff. Nearly a dozen others were injured.
And, as the attackers left the scene, they reportedly shouted that they had “taken revenge on the Prophet.” Al-Qaeda, based in Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula, claimed responsibility for the attack.
Years earlier, in 2011, the newspaper office in Paris had been bombed.
Days after the 2015 attacks, a third gunman, claiming allegiance to ISIS, attacked a Jewish market in Paris, killing several and taking many hostages.
The Kouachi brothers and the gunman at the halal grocery store were later killed in a police raid.
Their trial began Wednesday (2/9), involving 14 people who were suspected of providing logistical and material support to the attackers. They face between 10 years and life in prison if convicted.
And, despite all that fact Islamophobia very strong in Europe, it is increasingly denied by the burning of the Koran in Sweden which triggered riots in Malmo. From surveys of many institutions, the comfort or acceptance of the European community towards Muslims is still not good. In the Netherlands, for example, anti-Muslim attitudes are also great. Europeans are restless because they are mostly immigrants who they feel want to seize the comfort of their life.
However, even Europeans must be aware. If they are now affected by the arrival of Muslim immigrants they also come from countries that in the past were colonies or colonies. They are still living in misery from the past until now because of the behavior of Europeans or western civilization to him. Remember that the wealth of the world is largely centered on it, the country of the immigrants who now crowd Europe is the small beneficiary of the rest.
Is there still a glorious jargon ahead: world justice?
French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo republish the cartoon Nabi Muhammad. The announcement was made on Tuesday (9/1) to mark the start of a trial for the assault on their office in 2015.
“We will never submit. We will never give up,” wrote editor Laurent “Riss” Sourisseau in an editorial on the cartoon’s republishing plan. AFP.
Twelve people, including some of France’s most famous cartoonists, were killed on January 7, 2015, when brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi attacked the media office in Paris.
The perpetrators died after the attack, while 14 other suspects will be tried in Paris on Wednesday (2/9) local time.
The cover image for Charlie Hebdo this week is a cartoon first published by the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten in 2005 and later reprinted by Charlie Hebdo in 2006.
The editorial team wrote that now was a good time to republish the cartoon.
“We have been frequently asked since January 2015 to print another caricature of Muhammad,” he said.
“We have always refused to do it, not because it is prohibited, the law allows us to do it, but because there is a need for a good reason to do it, reasons that have meaning and lead to debate.”
The Paris-based satirical weekly magazine was founded in 1970, and has become known for its risky cartoons and courage to mock politicians, well-known figures and symbols of all religions.
Charlie Hebdo’s courage in producing satirical cartoons about the Prophet Muhammad in recent years has angered some Muslims and made the magazine a target of attack.
In November 2011, Charlie Hebdo’s office was burnt down on the day of the publication of an edition with a headline mocking Islamic law.
The cover image of the magazine is a cartoon version of the Prophet Muhammad wearing a turban with a circle that says “100 lashes if you don’t die of laughter.”
In September 2012, despite global outrage over the anti-Islamic film “Innocence of Muslims,” the magazine published an issue featuring the Prophet Muhammad Naked cartoon and a cover image of the Prophet Muhammad riding a wheelchair driven by an Orthodox Jew.
This Frenchman has created a mask, not approved, where you can slip a straw to drink your drink at the bar without having to unmask yourself.
With us, the mask is compulsory throughout the hotel and catering industry. But once seated at the table, customers of a bar or restaurant are obviously allowed to remove their mouth masks. In France, Raymond Dalaise is convinced that the wearing of this mouth protection will become compulsory even when seated at the table. So he thought of a solution to still enjoy his moment on the terrace. ” Why not create a mask in which you can insert a straw, which is easy to do for everyone, and which allows you to quietly sip something in a zinc? Because it will undoubtedly be one of the last friendly places that we can enjoy “, He explained to France Bleu.
This former director of a medical clinic (but also a former restaurateur, skipper, and airplane pilot for organ transport) therefore imagined the “Siroteur”. A not very complicated invention, as he explains: “ All you have to do is have a fabric mask, and pierce it with a tarpaulin eyelet, which is fixed at the level of the mouth. Once the straw has been removed, a make-up removing disc can be inserted between the mask and the skin, which allows the hole to be completely closed. ».
Of course, his original mask has limits, which Raymond Dalaise recognizes: “ This mask is mainly used to prevent postilions from the person wearing it. I’m not saying it’s effective at filtering entries “. And this original model of mouth protection is not approved, even if Raymond Dalaise deposited one of his masks (a copy with a velcro strip) with a French association, Afnor, to see if it was effective and possibly distributable. with the population. The validation is in progress. Perhaps we will soon see the “Siroteur” land on our terrace?
Bayern Munchen successfully conquered giant killer Olympique Lyonnais three goals without reply in the match which took place at Estádio José Alvalade, Wednesday (19/8) local time. This victory will bring Bayern to face PSG at the top of the party.
The two coaches did not make changes, either in terms of formations or line-ups. Hans-Dieter Flick continues to play a 4-2-3-1 formation as in the match against Barcelona. Likewise with Rudi Garcia. No changes were made after the impressive win over Manchester City. Lyon appeared with a 3-5-2 formation.
Tactically, Bayern have not changed. The Bundesliga champions are still playing high pressing with high intensity. Flick returned to apply a high defense line like against Barca.
Lyon doesn’t care. Like when they faced high pressing Man City, Lyon play it safe by releasing a gastric bait. Lyon’s attack is not constructive from below, but it rests on play direct take advantage of the counterattack.
An example is the moment below when a Thiago Alcantara pass was cut by Maxence Caqueret. Without further ado, the 20-year-old sent a through ball to Memphis Depay who took advantage of the space between Bayern’s two center-backs. Depay managed to trick Manuel Neuer but his shot was still not on target.
Garcia’s reactive tactics are not to blame for Bayern’s superiority. Lyon took advantage of Bayern’s high defensive line to unleash the through ball on the counter attack. Karl Toko Ekambi and Depay’s foresight became the key to Lyon being quite dangerous through this scheme, especially in the first 15 minutes. Ekambi’s strike from close range almost found Neuer in goal but still hit the bar.
Despite winning two goals in the first half, Flick made changes at half-time. Niklas Sule comes on for Jerome Boateng. Sule had a higher speed than Boateng to anticipate Lyon’s through ball.
When defending, Lyon played with low blocks. The 3-5-2 formation changes to 5-3-2 when defending. The two strikers are not tightly packed together, they tend to stretch horizontally to block access to fullback Bayern.
Meanwhile, three midfielders did man-to-man to the Bayern players who occupy the central area. This is intended to prevent Bayern from progressing to the middle. Last line play zone to keep space. This tactic was quite effective in producing a disconnection between Bayern’s lines.
Bayern have no trouble finding a solution. They played patiently to open the Lyon defense meeting. No wonder you see the touch notes of Bayern players. Low ground players make a lot of touches. Thiago (116) came in first, followed by Kimmich (109) and Alaba (102). Even Sule (51) who only played one half made touches more than Thomas Muller (49) who played the whole game.
Bayern’s back line played patiently to build attacks from below. When there are no short options, Bayern try to feed the stomach into the wing. Bayern’s first goal came through this situation.
When Serge Gnabry escaped from Maxwel Cornet’s control, Joshua Kimmich released a hull bait to the right wing. Gnabry with his individual skills managed to find the shooting space from outside the penalty box. Bayern finally scored a goal. The graphic below shows Bayern’s passes before Gnabry’s goal.
Bayern’s superiority is shown through various attacking schemes. They don’t stick to one scheme. It’s not easy to face a team with varied and high quality attacks.
Bayern’s front line combination is clearly terrifying. The result was the second goal scored by Gnabry again. Assistance from the second line cannot be underestimated. Leon Goretzka has recorded five shots, the most in this match. Set piece situations are also very dangerous. Robert Lewandowski scored Bayern’s third goal using a pass from Kimmich’s free kick.
Bayern finally succeeded in winning the match 3-0. The victory that Bayern really deserved considering the quality of the football played. Garcia actually applied the right tactics to see the difference in the quality of the two teams. But the execution, the quality and the mentality say a lot in this game.
This victory took Bayern to the final of the highest European competition for the eleventh time, equaling AC Milan’s record. Only Real Madrid (16) has surpassed this record. Bayern will face PSG in the top party. Both teams are both very dominant in domestic competition, many even think that they will only excel if they succeed in winning the Champions League title.
The most attentive viewers will perhaps have recognized Claire Carosone in the RTL Info, for which, for a few months, she has been directing. A new challenge for the young (24 years old) journalist from the North of France: to present her own program. It will be this Thursday, every week, on Plug RTL for “Discover”.
We saw you in direct for RTL Info. And here you are at the presentation of a brand new magazine for Plug RTL. Was that what you wanted?
No, I never had the idea of presenting my own show. It was the production that came to find me. I know they had the will to find a new face within the editorial staff where there are a lot of young faces in my opinion. As “Discover” is a brand new show, with a concept not exploited, they wanted to play the novelty from A to Z. And then, on Plug, I think I fit the age category! (smile)
►► Claire tells us about her career and her new show: here is his interview
Olympique Lyonnais made a surprise in the continuation of the Champions League quarter-final which took place on Saturday (15/8) local time. The team, which only finished seventh in Ligue 1, beat Manchester City 3-1. This result has made Pep Guardiola’s Man City unable to advance further than the last eight of the Champions League.
Lyon appeared with a 3-5-2 formation which was also used by Rudi Garcia when his players eliminated Juventus. The composition of players has also not changed. Karl Toko Ekambi and Memphis Depay became Lyon’s front line duo. Meanwhile, the midfield is filled with players who are no more than 22 years old, namely Houssem Aouar, Bruno Guimaraes, and Maxence Caqueret.
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On the opposite side, Pep actually changed the formation and line-up of players. Man City appeared with a 3-4-2-1 scheme with a duet of Gabriel Jesus on the front lines. Fernandinho, Eric Garcia and Aymeric Laporte fill in the three positions at Man City’s defender.
After the match, Pep explained the tactical decision. “What we are doing is patching up our shortcomings, comparing their strengths. They are very good at making moves to empty space in a two-on-two situation, “Pep told BT Sport.
Pep intends to add one defender with the aim of patching up weaknesses in the Man City defense. Man City’s back line is a big problem in this 2019/20 season. Unfortunately, Pep’s plan did not produce positive results for Man City. Although a change in formation does not mean a change in how to play. Man City continues to play dominant with 72% of the ball.
When Man City built attacks from below, Lyon’s first line was outnumbered. The problem is that Man City cannot progress to the central area. Two Lyon strikers did cover shadow against Rodri and Ilkay Gundogan. The Lyon midfield trio are also well positioned.
The solution for Man City is progression through wing-backs. Once Joao Cancelo or Kyle Walker get the ball, unfortunately their options are limited. Cancelo only has Sterling as an option. Kevin De Bruyne is the only option for Walker to progress. This is because Man City don’t play with the wings like they usually do. Gabriel Jesus and Gundogan are quite isolated.
Cancelo actually managed to send a breakthrough bait to Sterling’s exploits several times half space. Sterling moving from the inside out makes body shape the 25-year-old did not face the goal. Sterling needs more time to change body shape so that it could be more dangerous to Lyon’s goal.
Conditions were exacerbated by Lyon’s quick response to a 2v3 situation on their front lines. Aouar rose to help apply pressure at once cover shadow to De Bruyne. Marcal also rose to stick with De Bruyne. As a result, Man City is increasingly difficult to make progressions.
Man City spent the first 30 minutes without a shot. Total Man City only produced five shots when playing with this formation. Pep’s intention to patch up the defensive line with a back three actually makes it difficult for Man City to attack.
In the defensive phase, Man City was no better. When defending high ground, they keep doing high pressing which was the key to their victory over Real Madrid. Lyon’s solution is quite simple, they play side passes long before Man City players get close because they don’t want to take risks. High pressing Man City was ineffective because of that. Finally, Man City lowered the intensity high pressing because it drains stamina without producing results.
On the other hand, Lyon’s gastric bait bore fruit. Marcal releases gastric bait to Ekambi who makes run in behind. Even though Eric Garcia was able to tackle Ekambi, the vomiting ball was maximized by Maxwel Cornet.
This goal is proof that Pep’s three defenders did not patch their weaknesses. Ekambi was still able to get gastric bait in the back of the line. Awareness and positioning is more important than winning numbers when faced with such a gastric bait situation.
Pep made a change, Riyad Mahrez came on for Fernandinho in the 56th minute. Man City returned to play a 4-3-3 formation. As a result, Man City were able to make more progressions and create chances. Man City are not wasteful of players at the back so they have more player options inside shape Lyon.
The moment above is a process of equalizing Man City’s goal. De Bruyne was inside shape Lyon so Caqueret had to look after the Belgian player. The little space between Caqueret and Ekambi was enough for Cancelo to make progress to Mahrez.
The 29-year-old sent a through ball to an ill-maintained Sterling. De Bruyne came from the second line. Sterling’s cross was maximized by De Bruyne.
Man City are better after returning to 4-3-3 form. They made 13 shots despite only playing in the 55th minute with this formation. They ended up still losing because of their poor performance.
Gabriel Jesus failed to maximize Sterling’s cross when the score was 1-1. Not long after, Caqueret managed to read Laporte’s pass. The 20-year-old played simply by giving the ball to Aouar. This process was the beginning of the goal scored by the player who replaced Depay, Moussa Dembele.
Man City continued to make opportunities, then it was Sterling’s turn to fail to convert opportunities with large xG. One minute later, Man City conceded again. This time the mistake was made by Ederson, who did not block Aouar’s shot well. Dembele succeeded in maximizing the ball vomited and Lyon’s lead doubled.
Lyon successfully ended the match 3-1. An impressive overall performance complemented Garcia’s reactive tactics which paid off. Individually, the Lyon players have been outstanding. Caqueret registered two interceptions and three tackles. He was also involved in Lyon’s two goal processes as a contender for the ball.
Likewise with other young players such as Guimaraes and Aouar. Last name made one assist. Dembele’s two goals completed his tally against Man City to four in three games. Jason Denayer, who has not made a single appearance in four years with Man City, has also impressed.
This defeat made Pep again failed to take Man City further from the Champions League quarter-finals. Pep’s future is beginning to be doubted even though it is too cruel for Pep to lose his job. The foundation he has made will be difficult for other coaches to pass on. It’s also not easy for Man City CEO Ferran Soriano to sack Pep who he has believed in since working together in Barcelona.
From the winners’ camp, this surprising result has become a proving ground for the team that is struggling in Ligue 1. The precise reactive tactics combined with the impressive performance of the players led Lyon to the semifinals of the Champions League.
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