Emmanuel Macron launches his sports plan and announces 5,000 sports equipment created or renovated

After the words, the budgetary acts. In his reception speech for the Tokyo medalists on September 13, Emmanuel Macron called for sports mobilization after the disappointing results of the Olympic Games. This speech, which had made waves in the sports world, should lead, a month later, to announcements, during a trip by the Head of State to Seine-Saint-Denis, at the heart of the device. of the Paris Games.

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The president indeed hears, according to his sports advisor Cyril Mourin, “Take advantage of the leverage of games to strengthen sports policy in terms of schools, public health and territorial action”.Concretely, an envelope of 200 million new credits will be opened to the National Sports Agency, an organization created in 2019 to coordinate all sports actions in the territory.

Lightweight and inexpensive infrastructure

No less than 5,000 sports facilities will be created or renovated, according to the Élysée. With a priority for poorly endowed areas: priority neighborhoods for city policy in Seine Saint-Denis or Marseille, and rural development areas. The effort will focus on light and inexpensive infrastructure. The plan targets in particular the City Stadiums, judo halls (dojos), 3 x 3 basketball courts, padel courts or removable swimming pools.

Appropriations will be specifically directed towards the requalification of existing equipment for new needs. Certain college or high school stadiums will thus be fitted out to be accessible to the public outside of school hours. Municipal halls or common areas on the ground floor of social buildings will be suitable for sports uses.

Immediately available credits

For the sake of efficiency, these credits are immediately available, allocated over time, according to the needs expressed by the federations, without waiting for the usual budgetary arbitration. Emmanuel Macron should also announce that the State will commit to at least 50% on each project. This rate can go up to 80% in certain cases (100% in the overseas territories and departments).

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Member of the Loire (Generations) and co-chair of the working group on Paris 2024 at the National Assembly, Régis Juanico regrets that this plan is coming so late. “It’s always good that we put money into sport, explains the opposition MP, but it would not have been necessary to plan for three years in 2017, 2018 and 2019, the sums allocated to sports equipment. We had fallen to a historically low level, there we are correcting it is good, but we lost a lot of time ”.“One can also wonder about the means freed in addition to animate these places, because an empty stadium, without educator or project of animation, it is useless”, he adds.

A president footballer for a day

These announcements will be distilled during a morning dedicated to the sports and Olympic world. The presidential procession will pass through the Olympic village, whose construction is well underway. The opportunity for Emmanuel Macron to check that the deadlines are respected, as well as the conditions of employment imposed by the State in the application file. According to the sports advisor of the Élysée, the imposed target of 10% of jobs induced by Paris 2024 resulting from integration has been exceeded (we are talking about 13%).

The afternoon will then be festive for the president, who will leave Seine Saint-Denis to reach the Yvelines, in Poissy, where the Variétés Club de France, “his” ephemeral football club awaits him. In order to pay tribute to this association organizing matches for the benefit of charities, which is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year, he will put on crampons alongside former glories, such as Marcel Desailly, Arsène Wenger, Christian Karembeu or Jean-Michel Larqué .


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Galaxy Z Flip3 and Fold3 are priced from 21.99 million

The starting price of Galaxy Z Flip3 is VND 21.99 million for the 128 GB version, and Z Fold3 is VND 41.99 million for the 256 GB version.

Z Flip3 with 7 colors.

On August 18, Samsung officially announced the selling price of its two latest folding smartphones, two million dong cheaper than the expected level announced by retail systems last week.

In addition to the 128 GB version, Z Flip3 also has a higher memory version of 256 GB for VND 26.99 million. The device has 7 color options: white, white yellow, cream, purple, blue, black, gray and pink. In particular, the gray, pink and white versions are only sold on Samsung’s website.

With the Galaxy Z Fold3, besides the 256 GB version, the device has a 512 GB version priced at 44.99 million VND. The product is available in three colors black, blue and silver. Buyers will receive a free leather case and S-Pen accessory set.

Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 are available to order from August 19. The earliest customers can receive the device from September 17, while the estimated delivery schedule nationwide is September 21.

Z Fold3 is 8 million VND cheaper than last year.

Galaxy Z Fold3 has three colors, the price is 8 million VND cheaper than last year. Photo: Samsung

Compared to its predecessors, Z Flip3 has a list price up to 14 million VND lower while Z Fold3 is 8 million VND cheaper. From the product line that is considered only as a “brand”, the Galaxy Z begins to be positioned by Samsung to help it compete in sales with the iPhone, replacing the Galaxy Note line of previous years.

At this price, Samsung’s new folding screen phone is among the most expensive in Vietnam. Galaxy Z Fold3 512 GB version is about one million VND higher than iPhone 12 Pro Max 512 GB. And the Galaxy Z Flip3 has the same price segment as the iPhone 12 Pro. However, if calculated according to the actual cost of ownership (excluding gifts, directly deducted from the selling price), Samsung’s product duo has a better price.

Thom Browne White special edition Galaxy Z Fold3 product set.  Photo: Grailed

Thom Browne White special edition Galaxy Z Fold3 product set. Photo: Grailed

This year, Samsung also ordered a special edition Thom Browne right after its launch in Vietnam with a limited quantity of 200 sets. In particular, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G 512 GB in Thom Browne White color is sold for 84 million VND and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G 256 GB in Thom Browne White color is priced at 57 million VND. In addition to the device, buyers are given a Galaxy Watch 4 with a set of 3 straps, Galaxy Buds2 headphones, a fast wireless charger for both Galaxy Z and Watch, and a leather case accessory. Particularly, Z Fold3 will have an S Pen Pro pen.

Galaxy Z Thom Browne is also available to order from tomorrow, but it will be delivered to users much earlier than the regular versions, on August 27.

Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 Classic.  Photo: Pocket-lint

Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 Classic. Photo: Pocket-lint

Samsung will also order the Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 Classic smart watches from August 31. The starting price for Watch4 is 6.49 million VND while Watch4 Classic is 8.49 million VND. With Galaxy Buds2 headphones, users can order from September 10 for 2.99 million VND. Both will be shipped from September 17.

Tuan Hung