Thursday, October 19, 2006

Epinay-Sur-Seine - Video

This is a first attempt to embed a video into the blog. Whether you know French or not, videos of everyday life are interesting to view. This one deals with the reactions of residents of Epinay-sur-Seine after Friday night's planned attack on the police of the "BAC" (Crime Brigade), discussed in greater detail in my recent post on shari'a law in France. The 4-minute video is actually in two parts, both of which relate the same event, so there is some repetition.

The major theme is that the police were set up. The words "traquenard" and "guet-apens" mean trap or ambush. At the end, the woman speaking stresses the rise in crime, and the male narrator says this is the third such attack in the Parisian suburb in a month. You will also see the type of rocks that are thrown at the police - large ones, that could kill. The wounded officer was released from the Simone Veil Hospital earlier this week.


At October 20, 2006 5:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is Béatrice Schönberg, the newsanchor for the government controlled A2. She is married to a government minister currently in power, JL Borloo.

From Wikipedia:

Béatrice Schönberg is a French TV journalist on France 2 for the 8PM weekend news. Her newscasts can be seen on TV5 in Canada on weekends at 6:30 pm North American Eastern Time.

She was born Béatrice Szabo May 9, 1953.

She was formerly married to the musician and composer Claude-Michel Schönberg.

On July 21, 2005 she married Jean-Louis Borloo at Rueil-Malmaison, Hauts-de-Seine. The journalists' union SDJ (Société des journalistes) then called for her resignation.

In September 2006, France 2 announced they had come to an agreement with Ms. Schonberg. Effective February 25, 2007, she will be replaced as weekend anchor by Laurent Delahousse, but will continue with the network as the host of a prime-time science program. She will return after the 2nd part of the presidential election in May 2007, unless her husband becomes prime minister.

At October 20, 2006 7:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At October 21, 2006 11:36 PM, Blogger tiberge said...

@ anonymous

Blogger has been down or I would have responded sooner.

I am familiar with Beatrice - she was frequently the anchor on the France 2 news years ago when we got those broadcasts on public television. I was struck by her beauty. I imagine everyone was.

I knew she was married to Borloo, but I did NOT know about her previous marriage to the composer of "Les Mis", as we call it.

You say my "e-mail looks disconnected" - I don't understand. If you mean the URL that you typed in, it is all there: you have to use the permalink, then scroll down to the comment section, highlight the URL, and the whole thing should be visible. If you meant something else, please clarify.

I don't know why you insist that the post should be deleted (it's not classified information) but I'll delete it anyway. I found the story at Yahoo. Time permitting I'll translate it.

At October 22, 2006 7:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello !!

For the email, I meant the line under "Links" in the right hand column. The link doesn't work on my machine, (at least not in Mozilla or IE6, win 98SE).

--I don't know why you insist that the post should be deleted (it's not classified information) but I'll delete it anyway.--

No insistence involved, simply because it was taking up message space. I sent it so that you might use it as bkgrnd for a posting. i would have sent it by email if the email link had worked. I now see that your email address at gmail is in the galliawatch header, so I'll use that next time !!


At October 22, 2006 1:07 PM, Blogger tiberge said...

@ anonymous

I can't find anything wrong with the e-mail address under "links". It works with my Firefox browser.

The e-mail address in the header is NOT active. I'll see if I can change that. If not you can just send a mail to using your normal e-mail application.

At October 22, 2006 1:28 PM, Blogger tiberge said...

@ anonymous

I just made the e-mail link in the header active. I hope it works for you. If not, just send a regular mail, as I said.


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