Marseille Banking – Mact Asso http://mact-asso.org/ Fri, 12 Aug 2022 09:41:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mact-asso.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/default-150x150.png Marseille Banking – Mact Asso http://mact-asso.org/ 32 32 Lecce vs Inter Milan Live Stream, TV Channel, Time & Preview https://mact-asso.org/lecce-vs-inter-milan-live-stream-tv-channel-time-preview/ Fri, 12 Aug 2022 09:41:37 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/lecce-vs-inter-milan-live-stream-tv-channel-time-preview/ Inter Milan make a trip to US Lecce at Stadio Comunale Via del Mareat as the new football season in Italy kicks off. Inter Milan narrowly lost the Serie A title to their rivals. The Nerazzurri are optimistic for a different result this season. Inter were involved in a string of unconvincing friendlies. Nevertheless, head […]]]>

Inter Milan make a trip to US Lecce at Stadio Comunale Via del Mareat as the new football season in Italy kicks off. Inter Milan narrowly lost the Serie A title to their rivals.

The Nerazzurri are optimistic for a different result this season. Inter were involved in a string of unconvincing friendlies. Nevertheless, head coach Simone Inzaghi will bank on stars like Lautaro Martínez, Denzel Dumfries and Edin Dzeko.

Inter Milan’s 2021/21 Serie A hero and club top scorer Romelu Lukaku has returned to the club on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season.

Host US Lecce are the Serie B champions of last season. The club have had a stellar season in the Italian second tier, with plenty of young talent ready to take the Italian top flight by storm.

What is the kick off time for US Lecce vs Inter Milan

The match kicks off at 7.45pm BST (British Summer Time) on Saturday 13 August 2022

UK (BST) 7:45 p.m.

CEST: 8:45 p.m.

Eastern Time: 2:45 p.m.

Central time: 1:45 p.m.

Mountain Time: 12:45 p.m.

Pacific Time: 11:45 a.m.

Gulf Standard Time: 10:45 p.m.

India Standard Time: 00:15 midnight Wednesday August 10, 2022

Where to watch Leece vs Inter Milan on TV and live

The match between Leece and Inter Milan will be available on BT Sport 1 TV and OneFootball live in the United Kingdom (UK) and Paramount+ in the United States (US)

  • United States: BT Sport 1, BTSport.com, BT Sport App and OneFootball

  • United States: Paramount+

  • Canada: fuboTV Canada

  • Australia: Kayo Sports, beIN SPORTS 3, beIN Sports Connect and Foxtel Now

  • India: Voot Select and Voot

  • Germany: DAZN and DAZN2

  • France: beIN Sports 2, beIN SPORTS CONNECT and Free

  • Netherlands: Ziggo Sport Voetbal

  • New Zealand: beIN Sports Connect New Zealand

  • Brazil: ESPN4, NOW NET and Claro and Star+

  • Portugal: Sport TV3 and Sport TV Multiscreen

  • Spain: Movistar+ and Movistar Liga de Campeones

  • Rest of Africa: MáXimo 360, DStv App, SuperSport Football and SuperSport GOtv Select 1

  • The Middle East and North Africa: STARZPLAY

US Leece vs Inter Milan Serie A 2022/23 Preview

High potential US Leece face a stern test against visiting Inter Milan. The Serie A champions finished top of the table with 59 points and 57 goals.

Leece is not new to the top flight and has played at level on several occasions. The club is 27th all-time in Serie A.

Brazilian winger Gabriel Strefezza was US Lecce’s most notable player. The 24-year-old scored fourteen goals to become the club’s top scorer.

Inter Milan, on the other hand, recorded unimpressive results during the pre-season. The Nerazzurri weren’t active in the market but saw plenty of exits, including the departure of Alexis Sanchez to Olympique de Marseille.

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Isco and Marcelo are still waiting to find a new club https://mact-asso.org/isco-and-marcelo-are-still-waiting-to-find-a-new-club/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 11:32:54 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/isco-and-marcelo-are-still-waiting-to-find-a-new-club/ For Isco and Marcelo, the immediate future remains up in the air. Both players have spent the summer waiting for an offer that lives up to their expectations but so far none have arrived. We are almost at the end of the first week of August and both players are still without a club., with […]]]>

For Isco and Marcelo, the immediate future remains up in the air. Both players have spent the summer waiting for an offer that lives up to their expectations but so far none have arrived. We are almost at the end of the first week of August and both players are still without a club., with their future up in the air and trying to maintain a sense of calm while they wait. Both agree on one point: their priority is to continue in elite football. This is a key detail – offers from ‘minor’ leagues such as the Qatari Stars League or MLS were practically the first to arrive – but not reciprocated. Both have proposals on the table, but they remain unsigned. Because both are still waiting for something better to happen, but so far nothing has happened.

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He has fewer offers than his former teammate but has been closer to finding a new club. He seemed determined to move Sevillefueled by the enthusiastic appreciation of coach Julen Lopetegui, who said so a few weeks ago. “I’m not going to hide it, as a player I absolutely love him – he’s very competitive and, on top of that, a great person. We’ll see what happens”. The big downside though is that the sports director Monchi has very different ideas for the Sevilla project. It favors young players which can provide sporting and economic benefits. On the banks of the Guadalquivir River, Isco is on everyone’s lips as Betis had also marked it on their agenda and, in fact, made a prior agreement with the player in case they qualified for Champions League. But that didn’t happen.

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Isco, during a concentration.JESUS ​​ALVAREZ ORIHUELADIARIO AS

The firmest offer he has received is that of Rome. As AS reported, Mourinho he himself contacted him to personally convey to him all the interest he had in seeing their paths cross again. The problem? Roma did not qualify for the Champions League. And isco is clear that he wants to play in the best European competition, because he feels that is his level. Moreover, if he has a chance to return for Spain and make Luis Enrique’s squad for this year’s World Cup, he will need to play regularly in the top flight. Roma’s bulky offer was turned down by the player. Since becoming a free agent, Isco shares his grueling training sessions on social media – workouts he undertakes on his own. He is determined to be 100% from day one, wherever he ends up next. The problem is that, so far, nothing has materialized.

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The same can be said of The former captain of Real Madrid, whose future remains uncertain. On his social media accounts, there have been no daily records of his training regimen or what he does to maintain his fitness while his future is decided. He hasn’t run out of offers, but he insists he doesn’t want to give up elite football. This rules out one of the best offers – if not the best, of Qatar. Marcello believes that now is not the time to move to a lower league; he believes he can compete at the highest level. Another firm proposal came from his compatriot, Ronaldo Nazariocurrent owner of Real Valladolid. The proximity of the José Zorrilla to Madrid (two hours away) was a plus, because Marcello is also clear that he does not want to move his family from his home. His son plays for Madrid’s youth teams and the others live, very settled, in the capital.

Marcelo and Clarice Alves, his wife, at the farewell dinner he hosted in Madrid.

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Marcelo and Clarice Alves, his wife, at the farewell dinner he hosted in Madrid.EDUARDO CANDEL REVIEJODiario AS

That doesn’t completely rule out a move elsewhere, but it does influence every offer he gets from outside. But if it is realistic to play in the Champions League, he will have to leave Spain. It’s a difficult dilemma for the Brazilian full-back. AC Milan presented their proposal a few weeks ago, as did Olympic Marseille. Turkey has also shown interest in clubs like Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor. In Spain, Getafe explored the possibility of signing him – which would allow him to continue living in Madrid with his family, but that would be saying goodbye to Europe. August is moving along at a breakneck pace and the future of both players has yet to be settled. Where will they play next season? Marcelo and Isco remain on standby – unsure of what the future holds.

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Getting the right players is most important, not the speed at which players arrive: Newcastle chief https://mact-asso.org/getting-the-right-players-is-most-important-not-the-speed-at-which-players-arrive-newcastle-chief/ Sat, 30 Jul 2022 08:53:07 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/getting-the-right-players-is-most-important-not-the-speed-at-which-players-arrive-newcastle-chief/ NEWCASTLE: Eddie Howe has admitted he had a dose of transfer frustration just seven days before Newcastle United head into the Premier League battle. The Magpies recorded an impressive 1-0 win over Serie A side Atalanta at St. James’ Park on Friday night thanks to a Chris Wood penalty. And while Howe was pleased with […]]]>

NEWCASTLE: Eddie Howe has admitted he had a dose of transfer frustration just seven days before Newcastle United head into the Premier League battle.

The Magpies recorded an impressive 1-0 win over Serie A side Atalanta at St. James’ Park on Friday night thanks to a Chris Wood penalty.

And while Howe was pleased with what he has seen from his current crop, he revealed he had hoped for better news on a frontline rookie before now.

“I probably wouldn’t have expected to be in this situation, but it’s the transfer window,” Howe said.

“As I have said many times, there is no certainty about anything. You want to do business early, but my time in leadership has taught me that rarely happens and that we need to be adaptable.

“The most important thing is that we get the right players, not the speed at which we integrate them.

“We are working hard behind the scenes to try to make that happen.”

Howe continued: “I think there is a slight frustration but not aimed at anyone on our side. It’s just an understanding of the window and the mechanics that come into play for transfers to occur.

“There is a frustration that you want to build your team and make the cohesive nature work quickly.

“We hope we can do something, but I think we showed tonight that we have strength in depth.”

Howe used the last weekend of the summer to split his United squad into two groups – and ensured all but one of those players had 90 minutes under their belt.

Kieran Trippier captained the team as Nick Pope made his home debut and fellow summer catch Sven Botman, along with Callum Wilson, Bruno Guimaraes and Allan Saint-Maximin, were absent. It all starts against Bilbao on Tyneside on Saturday afternoon.

United got off to a good start against their Italian foes with young chief architect Elliot Anderson, but had Pope to thank for keeping the level up, as he made a strong reaction to deny Luis Muriel.

Unlike pre-season in 2021, Newcastle look fit and sharp, implementing some new high press brought by Howe this summer.

And that high press, again led by Anderson and Miguel Almiron, began to gain possession high up the field.

It was the youngster, invented the Geordie Maradona by former Bristol Rovers manager Joey Barton, who created the opportunity for New Zealander Wood to score from the spot.

A short corner from Sean Longstaff allowed Anderson to create – his quick feet were far too quick for the visiting defense and he was brought down in the area. A smart move from a player who looks set to have a chance to make his mark in the Premier League this season.

Wood, who struggled for goals last season, made no mistakes from the spot, sending Marco Sportiello down the wrong way for 1-0.

After the break, the creator nearly turned goalscorer as Anderson produced a trick turn from Cruyff at the edge of the area before cracking a left-footed one to the bottom corner, only for a tense Sportiello to deny.

The visitors threw fresh legs galore in the second 45 and it started to be said as their influence grew, but it was United who came closest to adding to their lead as Almiron had to again was denied by the impressive Sportiello as he went in search of goal seven of the summer.

While Almiron has looked good for United, the star of the show is surely Anderson, who has gone from Championship door to Premier League shoutout this season.

And while the focus is on transfers, the lad from the banks of the Tyne – Whitley Bay to be precise – could well save Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund a pretty penny this summer, if his performances are continuing.

That doesn’t stop Howe from wanting more, though.

And one name heavily linked with United in recent days is Maxwell Cornet.

The Burnley striker, who can also play at left-back, has a $21.3m release clause in his contract with Burnley.

And while he could prove a slightly disappointing signing, particularly given United’s pursuit of Moussa Diaby, he would provide much-needed fresh legs in a department the Magpies are desperate to improve.

Asked about the player, Howe said: “A predictable answer from me, I won’t comment on other people’s players.”

And asked about the 25-year-old’s absence in Burnley’s 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town at John Smith’s Stadium, Howe added: “Not that I know of. It has nothing to do with us.

Newcastle United complete their pre-season campaign tomorrow against La Liga side Athletic Bilbao.

And in seven days, the Magpies take on newly-promoted Nottingham Forest in the first Premier League game of the season, again at St. James’ Park.

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French Ligue 1 2022-23 betting predictions and odds https://mact-asso.org/french-ligue-1-2022-23-betting-predictions-and-odds/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 18:54:05 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/french-ligue-1-2022-23-betting-predictions-and-odds/ French Ligue 1 betting overview Paris Saint-Germain have won the French Ligue 1 title in eight of the last ten seasons and are overwhelming favorites to do so once again. Which teams are equipped to challenge the champions of France? WagerTalk football handicapper Kevin Dolan shares his thoughts on how the Ligue 1 season will […]]]>

French Ligue 1 betting overview

Paris Saint-Germain have won the French Ligue 1 title in eight of the last ten seasons and are overwhelming favorites to do so once again. Which teams are equipped to challenge the champions of France? WagerTalk football handicapper Kevin Dolan shares his thoughts on how the Ligue 1 season will go this year.

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French Ligue 1 title race

PSG absolutely topped the league last season with a 15-point cushion over nearest rivals Marseille and it’s hard to see a team presenting them with a real challenge ahead of this season.

However, at -1000, PSG present little value in this market and we will instead single out a team we were high on last year as a potential underdog, Monaco, who could go far this season.

Monaco started last year in 10th position and were forced to rally in the second half of the season, ranking as the best team in the league overall, even over PSG, from December 1 for eventually finishing third in the league.

Monaco have one of the most dynamic and young squads in all of Ligue 1 with a solid mix of experience up front to balance that youthfulness with Wissam Ben Yedder and Kevin Volland.

While we don’t see them having enough to knock PSG off the throne this season, at +350 to finish 2nd (or the market “to win without PSG”), it’s a game we like the value of before the new season.

European qualification

The top 3 is the most common betting market in the French Ligue 1 instead of the top 4 like other top European leagues, as France only gets three automatic places in the Champions League. It’s no surprise that we return to the good of the team we described earlier in this article Monaco as the team best placed to repeat their feat from last year.

Monaco are +125 to finish in the top 3 this season, and we think that’s a solid game.

Ligue 1 relegation odds

After a brilliant start to last season which saw Montpellier finish fifth in the league with 31 points accumulated from just their opening 19 games, the wheels have well and truly dropped out of ‘La Paillade’ season, picking up just 12 points in total. all the rest of the year. , by far the league’s worst goal.

The data confirms that Montpellier have collapsed and they ranked as the second worst team on xPTS from January 1, ahead of relegated lone Metz, and have racked up just one win in the last three months of the season as well.

With Montpellier adding very little to their off-season squad to make up for that, +300 looks like solid value for the Mediterranean side to descend into the French Ligue 1 this year.

The odds for the French Ligue 1 title below courtesy of DraftKings as of Tuesday July 26:

Crew 2022-23 French Ligue 1 title odds
Paris Saint Germain -1000
Marseilles +1400
Lyons +1400
monaco +2000
Rennais Stadium +2500
Pleasant +5000
Lille +6500
Strasbourg +10000
Lens +25000
Angers +50000
Montpellier +50000
Nantes +50000
Auxerre +50000
Toulouse +50000
Brest Stadium +100000
Clermont +100000
Lorient +100000
Reims +100000

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What to do if you get robbed abroad – Forbes Advisor https://mact-asso.org/what-to-do-if-you-get-robbed-abroad-forbes-advisor/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 13:00:32 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/what-to-do-if-you-get-robbed-abroad-forbes-advisor/ Editorial Note: We earn a commission on partner links on Forbes Advisor. Commissions do not affect the opinions or ratings of our editors. I’ll never forget it: I was sitting in a café near the Old Port in Marseille, my shoulders blushing in the July afternoon sun. A man came up behind me, put his […]]]>

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I’ll never forget it: I was sitting in a café near the Old Port in Marseille, my shoulders blushing in the July afternoon sun. A man came up behind me, put his arm around me and forcibly tried to kiss me.

I was so taken aback by his toothless, disgusting smile that I didn’t notice him passing my iPhone right in front of me on the table.

It took me less than three minutes after chasing the man for me to realize what had happened, but the moment I turned to see where he was going he was long swept away by a sea of ​​people .

As a solo traveler, I have always been cautious when traveling. But the one time I let my guard down – I was chatting to a French family sitting across from me and not paying attention to where my phone was – my nightmarish situation started to unfold.

The thief didn’t just take my phone. He also took with me the credit and debit card I had on the trip which was in my phone case which doubled as a wallet. I was alone, with seven euros in my pocket, and a lot of panic.

Steps to take after being robbed abroad

I live in France, so the good news is that I was only two hours by train from home. But that also meant that it was going to take me weeks to replace everything (everything takes twice as long in France).

I was also so stunned that it was hard for me to come up with a solid plan of what to do right after realizing I was being robbed. Here’s what I learned along the way and what you should do if you ever find yourself in the same (unfortunate) situation.

1. Immediately cancel all bank and credit cards

After being robbed, time is really running out.

You will need to contact your bank and credit card issuers immediately to cancel your cards and prevent the thief from making unauthorized charges to your account. You’d be surprised how quickly they move; within minutes of canceling my credit card, it was declined for a 40€ purchase at the train station (I could see the notification in my email when I got back to my Airbnb).

Fortunately, the family I was chatting with moments before I was robbed helped me. They helped me find the phone numbers for my financial institutions (dad had his laptop with him) and then let me use their phone to contact them. If that family hadn’t been there, I would have run home to use my Skype on my laptop to call.

If you don’t have immediate access to a phone, try going to a nearby hotel and explaining what happened and that you need to make an emergency call. If you don’t have access to a computer to look up your bank’s phone numbers, try contacting the US embassy in the country you’re in and ask them for the numbers (I know, for example, the U.S. Embassy in France lists bank and credit card phone numbers here – it’s always worth asking for help).

2. Suspend your cell phone service

If your phone has been stolen, suspending your cellular service is just as important as canceling your credit and debit cards.

I managed to get my service deactivated by my US phone company, but the thieves removed my French SIM card from my phone and racked up €200 in phone calls to North Africa before I decided to to cancel. Looking back, I wish I had moved to cancel it sooner!

If you don’t cancel your phone in time and thieves end up making unauthorized calls from your account, you can probably dispute it with your service provider. T-Mobile, for example, says customers can dispute unauthorized charges on their account, but will require documentation proving that the use occurred after your phone was stolen. That’s why filing a detailed police report will help you (see below)!

3. File a police report

Contrary to what you’ve been told, the police probably won’t work with you to track down the thief and get your phone back. Instead, you’ll want to go to the police station to file an official report stating what happened and what items were stolen.

Note that you will likely need a police report to replace items or file insurance claims. Travel insurance services, for example, will likely ask for the police report when filing a claim. I also needed the report to get my school ID replaced for free.

I will note that the Marseille police advised me not to fill out a report because my telephone was not insured. I ended up filing the report in Paris after realizing that I would need the report to dispute unauthorized charges on my French SIM card. Even if the police tell you that you don’t need to press charges, do so anyway. You better have an official report than not.

4. Contact your insurance

You may think this section only applies to you if you have travel insurance. But the truth is that few travel insurance policies cover theft – insurance policies that only cover trip interruptions don’t cover theft either.

Instead, it’s your home or tenant’s insurance that will come in handy after you’ve been robbed abroad. Most insurance plans provide worldwide coverage for personal property up to 10% or more of your personal property limit. This means that if you have a limit of $100,000, you will have $10,000 covered worldwide.

Read more: What type of coverage does home insurance offer travelers?

It is important to note that certain types of goods, such as jewelry and fine watches, often have low coverage limits. So I hope your Rolex wasn’t stolen. It is always recommended to speak with your insurance agent beforehand to find out exactly what is covered and how much you will be reimbursed.

You don’t have a tenant or home insurance? Some credit cards offer cellular insurance. To be covered, you will need to pay your phone bill each month with the credit card. Specific terms vary by credit card, but some policies reimburse up to $800 per claim and $1,600 per year, after any deductible.

If you’re like me and don’t have renter’s insurance or cellphone insurance through a credit card, you may have to pay for the replacement costs yourself. For me, this was a difficult lesson to learn; but now I am better prepared, should I ever be robbed again in the future.

5. Replace your passport

The Department of State has detailed instructions on how to replace a stolen passport. In short, you should expect to go to the nearest US embassy or consulate to apply for an emergency passport which will be sufficient to bring you back to the United States. You can have the emergency passport replaced by mail once you get home.

Conclusion

Getting robbed is an experience no one wants or deserves. But if you act quickly and cancel your credit and bank cards, as well as your cell phone if applicable, you can minimize the financial damage and put an unsavory incident behind you.

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Macron faces concerns over Paris 2024 Olympics https://mact-asso.org/macron-faces-concerns-over-paris-2024-olympics/ Mon, 25 Jul 2022 10:17:00 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/macron-faces-concerns-over-paris-2024-olympics/ French President Emmanuel Macron convened senior ministers on Monday to address issues surrounding preparations for the 2024 Paris Olympics, nearly two years to the day before the sporting extravaganza opened. The Olympics should be a centerpiece of Macron’s second term, recently re-elected, projecting the image of a France comfortable in its modern identity but open […]]]>

French President Emmanuel Macron convened senior ministers on Monday to address issues surrounding preparations for the 2024 Paris Olympics, nearly two years to the day before the sporting extravaganza opened.

The Olympics should be a centerpiece of Macron’s second term, recently re-elected, projecting the image of a France comfortable in its modern identity but open to the world.

But two years from the opening ceremony on July 26, 2024, concerns are growing not only over costs but also over security preparations.

France’s reputation as a reliable host of sporting events has been shaken by the chaos that marred the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Paris on May 28, which critics blamed on a muscular font.

Of particular concern is the ambitious vision – in typical Macron flourish – of an opening ceremony that will not take place as usual in the athletics stadium but like a flotilla on the Seine.

The meeting at the Elysée brought together key ministers such as Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin and Sports Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castera as well as the head of the Paris organizing committee, the three-time Olympic canoe slalom champion Tony Estanguet.

Macron will also meet after the meeting with the president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, the Elysee said.

It is an opportunity for ministers “to see where there are weaknesses”, said a French presidential official who requested anonymity.

‘Very tight’

“The idea is to be aware of the schedule and the next steps.”

Not invited were the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo and the boss of the Paris region Valérie Pécresse, both unsuccessful candidates in the presidential election in April and who published a joint statement on Friday complaining of being excluded.

The Olympic Organizing Committee COJO has a budget of four billion euros (4.1 billion US dollars), as does its partner organization SOLIDEO, which is responsible for building the peripheral infrastructure.

But rising inflation means saving money and so far not enough sponsors have been found to fill the gaps.

“Everything is very tight on the budget,” said a source familiar with the matter who requested anonymity, saying the scale of the challenge would be clear in the fall.

Security is a particular headache, especially since the vision of the Games is to organize many events in the center of Paris. This includes events around the Eiffel Tower and the central Place de la Concorde, which is close to the presidential Elysée Palace.

In addition to the French security forces, more than 20,000 private security agents must be hired to ensure the running of the Games.

“Get Urgent”

France’s highest audit body, the Cour des comptes, warned in a report that it is “imperative” to speed up preparations to deal with the “considerable” security challenge.

“A more precise definition of security needs is becoming urgent,” says the report, the first version of a study to be published later this year. It was first revealed by the weekly Canard Enchaine then seen by AFP.

The report also suggests cutting back on the opening ceremony, which is expected to have an armada of 200 boats and some 600,000 spectators.

The daily Le Monde said the prospect of the opening ceremony on the river – with spectators crammed on the banks of the Seine – was giving organizers “cold sweats”.

Some 10 million spectators are expected in total, but plans to improve the sometimes dilapidated transport infrastructure of Paris, in particular with two new metro lines, will not be ready at the start of the Games.

The Games will represent a unique challenge. The flagship athletics and swimming events are to be held in Seine-Saint-Denis north of Paris, one of France’s poorest areas, and a cluster of events in the center of the capital.

The sailing events will take place on the other side of the country in the Mediterranean city of Marseille, while the surfing will take place in the peaceful territory of French Polynesia, on the other side of the world.

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Paris 2024 Olympic organizers ‘break into cold sweats’ as problems pile up | Paris 2024 Olympic Games https://mact-asso.org/paris-2024-olympic-organizers-break-into-cold-sweats-as-problems-pile-up-paris-2024-olympic-games/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 16:37:00 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/paris-2024-olympic-organizers-break-into-cold-sweats-as-problems-pile-up-paris-2024-olympic-games/ Two years almost to the day before the opening ceremony of the Paris Olympics, the organizers would have “cold sweats” in the face of security, financial, venue and personnel concerns which could tarnish the “national triumph” promised by Emmanuel Macron . The reformist French president, who is meeting key ministers on Monday for a progress […]]]>

Two years almost to the day before the opening ceremony of the Paris Olympics, the organizers would have “cold sweats” in the face of security, financial, venue and personnel concerns which could tarnish the “national triumph” promised by Emmanuel Macron .

The reformist French president, who is meeting key ministers on Monday for a progress report, is personally invested in the success of the Games, having forcefully backed the city’s successful bid to host them for the first time in a century as a opportunity to present the best of modern France.

Organizers promise to deliver a new standard for mega-events with what they have said will be the “most lean, participatory and sustainable” Olympics to date, primarily through the use of existing high-quality venues. and a relatively modest budget of 8 billion euros (£6.8). bn) budget – in comparison, the London Olympics in 2012 cost almost £9bn and the rescheduled Tokyo Games last year had an official budget of £11bn. Only 1 billion euros out of the 8 billion euros will come from taxpayers.

But French media and a recent leaked financial update suggest all may not go as planned for the Paris Games, which will draw around 9 million fans, 25,000 journalists and 14,000 competitors from 206 countries to the French capital.

An impression of the Paris 2024 Olympics Opening Ceremony, which includes an ambitious water extravaganza featuring 162 open-top boats on the Seine. Photography: Florian Hulleu/Paris 2024/AFP/Getty Images

The main concern of organizers is safety, with current plans for the opening ceremony on July 26 involving a high-risk aquatic extravaganza in which athletes and national delegations race down the Seine in 162 open-top boats, watched from the banks of the river by 600,000 spectators.

Opening ceremony’s unique security challenge is already giving organizers ‘cold sweats’, says The world. A former police chief said it would be “a dangerous time” and security concerns were “far from being resolved”.

According The Sunday Journalsecurity arrangements for the ceremony include police divers, bomb squads, special forces on standby, and “a special effort around city airspace control to prevent drone attacks.”

Guy Drut, a 1976 Olympic gold medalist in the 110m hurdles and a member of the International Olympic Committee since 1996, criticized the ceremony as being unnecessarily risky.

“The idea is brilliant,” he told the newspaper. “But in the current climate, there are just too many uncertainties. Why is there no plan B? We could do the same ceremony, watched by more people, on the Champ de Mars [near the Eiffel Tower]. It would be easier to keep safe.

Emmanuel Grégoire, deputy mayor of Paris, insisted he was “not too worried, but – speaking as someone who personally saw bodies on the streets of Paris after the terrorist attacks of the November 13, 2015 – I am certainly cautious”.

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Police clash with supporters ahead of the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid at the Stade de France in May. The match witnessed chaotic scenes that raised questions about French security and crowd management at large-scale sporting events. Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

Wider security issues were also highlighted by the chaotic scenes of May’s Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid outside the Stade de France, the key venue for the Games, which saw violent clashes between the police and mainly Liverpool supporters holding valid tickets. .

A French government report last month highlighted multiple failings in the management of the match crowd, inadequate communications between public transport operators and the police and a lack of suitable routes to the pitch.

Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin promised “lessons will be learned” from the fiasco but insists that the problems of Olympic crowd management are “very different from those of a football match”, adding that the Stade de France organizes major sporting events and concerts. without serious incident for 15 years.

Nevertheless, the retirement last week of the controversial Paris police chief who was in charge of public order for the Champions League final – and whose heavy-handed approach to security has long been criticized as excessive – has was greeted.

Didier Lallement was replaced by Laurent Nuñez, a close ally of Macron, who previously worked as a senior police administrator in Paris, police chief in Marseilles and national coordinator of France’s counter-terrorism intelligence service.

Security is not the only concern of the organizers. The fallout from the Russian war in Ukraine has caused shortages of key building materials for the Olympic Village, while rampant inflation threatens to derail the event’s budget of 8 billion euros, already nearly 2 billion euros more than the estimate of 6.2 billion euros for 2015.

A confidential audit report released last week and seen by public broadcaster France Info warned of a significant risk of budget overruns, saying “strong, difficult and bold decisions” would have to be taken this fall to bring the cost under control. games. The report concluded that the “funding needs…are clearly greater than the possibilities offered by the totality of available income streams and reserve funds for unforeseen circumstances”, while warning of “fiscal tensions ahead”.

Among other concerns, French media have said negotiations with several venues – 95% of the Games will use existing venues, often outsourced to national sports federations – are progressing more slowly than expected.

Meanwhile, temporary facilities for competitions such as boxing, shooting and equestrian are costing more than expected, and venues for several basketball, handball and volleyball competitions have had to be modified.

“Budgets are being exceeded pretty much everywhere,” an official said The world. The audit report warned unambiguously that some of the ambitions of the organizers “would undoubtedly have to be scaled down considerably” by abandoning “certain projects which may not be considered essential to the realization of the event”. The Parisian organizing committee, known as Cojop, still secured the last of six major corporate sponsorships – or “premium partners” – for which it budgeted. Bank BPCE, retailer Carrefour, electricity giant EDF, telecoms operator Orange and pharmaceutical company Sanofi have already signed up – but the sixth partner, believed to be multinational luxury goods company LVMH, has not signed up. has not yet officially done.

There are also fears that the labor shortage will mean the Paris Olympics will struggle to hire enough staff – including 22,000 security guards and 1,500 bus drivers. “There are simply not the people,” said the former boss of the CGT trade union federation, Bernard Thibault. “These issues need to be addressed urgently now.” Earlier this month, the chairman of the organizing committee, three-time Olympic canoe champion Tony Estanguet, insisted earlier this month: “The project is getting stronger day by day.” He added: “Having said that, it’s complex; there are challenges. After two years of Covid and a war, Paris 2024 is facing a very particular context. We’re going to have to stay flexible. Others were less optimistic. “We are moving forward in the fog,” said Patrick Karam, vice-president of the Île-de-France region. “The lack of preparation is obvious. We discover that this place is polluted, that this event must change site, that this budget item has exploded. It’s not serious.”

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Preece shares exciting villa transfer request https://mact-asso.org/preece-shares-exciting-villa-transfer-request/ Wed, 20 Jul 2022 09:40:10 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/preece-shares-exciting-villa-transfer-request/ 3 minute of reading 20/7/2022 | 09:40 Aston Villa could seal two more Villa Park signings before the window closes on September 1… What is the word? That’s according to Birmingham Mail reporter Ashley Preece, who pitched an exciting transfer request from Aston Villa to supporters during an online Q&A session, after arriving in Australia […]]]>

Aston Villa could seal two more Villa Park signings before the window closes on September 1…

What is the word?

That’s according to Birmingham Mail reporter Ashley Preece, who pitched an exciting transfer request from Aston Villa to supporters during an online Q&A session, after arriving in Australia for their training camp from pre-season.

“I believe Johan Lange is back at base in the UK to shortlist. I don’t expect any transfer activity this week. SG [Steven Gerrard] wants to further strengthen the engine room, so I expect a midfielder to arrive. The transfer window still has more than six weeks to run,” he said before adding:

“I would say two more; midfielder and maybe one more…”

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Villa not yet finished

It’s clear that the Midlands side aren’t done with their transfer business yet, having already signed Diego Carlos, Boubacar Kamara and Ludwig Augustinsson, in addition to the permanent arrivals of Philippe Coutinho and Robin Olsen.

Despite the addition of the Marseille powerhouse to Gerrard’s squad, it’s interesting to see that another midfielder is high on the agenda as he also has John McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Morgan Sanson, Marvelous Nakamba and Jacob Ramsey.

However, the Brazilian star has been linked with an exit in recent weeks, with Serie A champions AC Milan believed to be keen on signing him.

Gerrard is also believed to be looking for a new striker to rival Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings, having been mooted with moves for Jonathan David and Mauro Icardi, among others.

With less than a month to go before the start of the new Premier League season, Lange will need to move quickly to bring players in before it’s too late for them to adapt to Gerrard’s system and training.

But it’s rather exciting to see Preece betting on the Midlands side by making two more additions, so his latest claim should leave the Vila Park faithful absolutely buzzing.

It’s certainly an exciting time to be a Villa fan right now.

AND in other news, Preece delivers Keinan Davis’ update…

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The dollar and the euro reach parity. Travel to Europe is cheap. https://mact-asso.org/the-dollar-and-the-euro-reach-parity-travel-to-europe-is-cheap/ Thu, 14 Jul 2022 12:12:00 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/the-dollar-and-the-euro-reach-parity-travel-to-europe-is-cheap/ Tourists sit on the hill of Areopagus, overlooking the Acropolis of Athens. Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images Text size Traveling in Europe is much cheaper for Americans since the euro reached parity with the US dollar this week for the first time in 20 years. This means that a dollar buys a euro, compared to €0.95 a […]]]>

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Oracle (ORCL) to Launch New Sovereign Cloud Regions Across EU – July 13, 2022 https://mact-asso.org/oracle-orcl-to-launch-new-sovereign-cloud-regions-across-eu-july-13-2022/ Wed, 13 Jul 2022 15:04:29 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/oracle-orcl-to-launch-new-sovereign-cloud-regions-across-eu-july-13-2022/ Oracle (Quick quote ORCLORCL – Free Report) recently unveiled plans to launch new sovereign cloud regions in the European Union (EU) in 2023 to enable personal businesses and public sector organizations to host sensitive functions and workloads. The new sovereign cloud regions will adhere to legal compliance with EU regulations. For data residency, security, privacy, […]]]>

Oracle (ORCL Free Report) recently unveiled plans to launch new sovereign cloud regions in the European Union (EU) in 2023 to enable personal businesses and public sector organizations to host sensitive functions and workloads.

The new sovereign cloud regions will adhere to legal compliance with EU regulations. For data residency, security, privacy, and compliance, regions will operate under a comprehensive set of policies. These policies will create a framework, including how customer data is stored and accessed and how government data requests are handled.

The company intends to migrate customers using Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications, within the existing EU Restricted Access cloud service, to the new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (“OCI”) sovereign cloud regions. The new regions will apply the same services as the existing OCI regions at the same rates and services.

Another offering expected to be available in sovereign cloud regions is Oracle’s EURA service. The service helps customers make sure their data stays in the EU. European Restricted Union (“EURA”) also provides certain other functionality, such as the ability to delete important records from a dataset stored in a production environment, before moving it to a non-production environment.

The first two sovereign cloud regions for the EU will be located in Germany and Spain, with operations and support limited to EU residents and specific EU legal entities. In addition, sovereign cloud regions will be logically and physically separate from existing public OCI regions in the EU, such as those already operating in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, Marseille, Milan and Stockholm.

For existing users, pricing for OCI services will be the same as in existing OCI regions, and EURA pricing will remain unchanged, with the same support levels and financially backed SLAs.

Momentum in cloud offerings to increase revenue

This Zacks #3 (Hold) company is now a recognized leader in building cloud regions for customers who demand the highest levels of security and have regulated workloads. You can see the full list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

Last month, Oracle announced that it was expanding OCI’s integrated services and capabilities. Integrating threat management capabilities into OCI will help customers protect their cloud applications and data against emerging threats without any additional investment.

NTT DOCOMO (DCMYY Free Report), a Japan-based mobile operator, has adopted OCI to create a new development environment for All Around DOCOMO Information Systems (“ALADIN”). It is one of the largest customer information management systems in the world. ALADIN developers will be able to build modern applications more cost effectively and efficiently, using OCI.

Oracle has partnered with vmware (vmw Free report) to launch Oracle Cloud VMware Solution. Oracle VMware Solution provides a faster route to the cloud, delivering predictability, security, and control for on-premises VMware workloads. The solution has gained popularity among leading companies in retail, telecommunications, finance and banking, manufacturing, government and others.

Earlier this year, Oracle Cloud was selected by Photocopy (XRX Free Report) to support the launch of new businesses. The move will allow Xerox to capitalize on Oracle’s expertise in cloud solutions to bring 3D printing infrastructure to manufacturing, structural health monitoring and augmented reality to improve customer support.

In the last quarter, Oracle cloud services and license support revenue reached $7.64 million, up 5% year-over-year (up 8% at cc) , driven by strong demand for Fusion, Autonomous Database and OCI services. The trend should continue in the short term.

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