World Cup – Qatar designs artificial clouds to cool stadiums

An artificial cloud has been designed at Qatar University which could be the solution to the summer heat at the 2022 World Cup.

The cloud, manufactured from light carbon materials and helium gas, can be held in place by solar power and moved by remote control.

Because they will block the sunlight they will be able to have a regulating effect on the temperature.

Since winning the World Cup bid in December, there has been plenty of debate amongst football fans about whether a summer World Cup, where the average temperature in Qatar exceeds 40C, would be fair on players or spectators.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has subsequently stated though that the tournament will not move from its traditional dates in the summer.

Saud Abdul Gani, the head of the department at Qatar University, told the Gulf Times that the project would be taken forward in co-operation with the Qatar Science and Technology Park.

“We are in discussion with the QSTP about the costs and to create an initial model on a trial basis,” Saud said.

The initial model for the cloud could be produced for $500,000 (£309,000), but costs could come down considerably if they were produced on a commercial scale.

-Yahoo! Eurosport

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CM to attend hockey match in S Kodagu

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa has agreed to attend the final match of ‘Machchamada Cup’ – the Kodava families’ hockey tournament to be held in Ponnampet of South Kodagu on May 15.

A delegation led by ‘Machchamada Cup’ Hockey Utsav President Kanda Bhimaiah and Working Secretary Dolly Changappa met the CM in his Bangalore residence and extended official invite to the CM to witness the final match.

Chief Minister who was convinced by the delegates and the MLA M P Appachu Ranjan agreed to attend the match. For the first time in the history of the hockey cup, a Chief Minister has agreed to witness the match, informed Utsav organiser M T Kariyappa.

He also said, the CM has shown positive response to the request of the delegation who asked for a financial assistance of Rs 25 lakh.

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Daughter crushed under the wheels of the truck driven by her father

 In a heart-rending incident that occurred at Krishna Colony of Ponnampet in Kodagu district on Thursday March 24 afternoon, a small girl was killed after being crushed under the wheels of a mini truck owned by her father.

Ramakrishna, father of Dhanyashree (4), had come home for lunch. After lunch, he put the mini truck on reverse gear for returning to the town, while talking to his wife. Neither he, nor his wife, had noticed that Dhanyashree was playing behind the truck. The girl lost her life instantly.

Both Ramakrishna and his wife are in deep shock, police sources said. A case was registered by the policemen in this regard.


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