Cinema. D-day for the 93e Oscars ceremony which is held Sunday evening at Union Station, a historic train station in Los Angeles (United States), and will be watched in France on Canal + from 2 am (due to the time difference). Like the Caesars in March, the Covid-19 will hover over the American ceremony. Cinema is a sector that is paying a heavy price in this pandemic. The Father by Florian Zeller, who is nominated in six categories including that of best film, is an outsider against Mank by David Fincher, Chicago Seven Aaron Sorkin and Ma Rainey’s Blues by George C. Wolfe.
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Justice. Rallies are planned in Paris and other cities in France to demand “justice for Sarah Halimi”. Under the slogan “Without justice, no Republic”, the main gathering will take place at Place du Trocadéro at 2 pm, on the Human Rights square, at the initiative of a collective “Agissons pour Sarah Halimi” . This mobilization follows the confirmation by the Court of Cassation of the impossibility for his murderer to be tried, given the abolition of his discernment during the facts.
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Health. Sunday April 25 is World Malaria Day, a disease that particularly affects Mali and other African countries. WHO has placed this 14e edition under the sign “zero malaria”, the objective being to eradicate malaria by 2030. Huge progress has been made in recent years. “Between 2000 and 2019, the incidence of malaria fell by 29% and the number of deaths fell by 60% worldwide,” explained Boubacar Sidibé, WHO representative.
Football. Manchester City and Tottenham meet at 5.30 p.m. for the English League Cup final. Manchester City, championship leaders, have every intention of winning this title. Tottenham, which is only 7e in the standings, hopes to save his season. Note that these two clubs were among the founding clubs who wanted to launch the Super League project.