Yes, you heard that right! 2022 FIFA World Cup that would begin in Qatar from November 20, would be held on world’s first ‘transportable’ stadium that would be relocated to another country post the mega event. It is being touted as the first ever detachable football stadium.
Spanish architecture firm Fenwick Iribarren Architects created Stadium 974 in Qatar, which is made entirely of colourful shipping containers and a modular steel structure. Its modular design blends recycled steel from the tower with repurposed shipping containers.
The 40,000-seat sports complex close to Doha’s port, formerly known as Ras Abu Aboud, is the first stadium in FIFA World Cup history to be completely demountable.
Fenwick Iribarren Architects collaborated with Schlaich Bergermann Partner and engineering firm Hilson Moran to create Stadium 974. After FIFA 2022, it will be disassembled and rebuilt in a new location.
The modular design of the stadium significantly decreased construction costs, build time, and material waste. According to the architects, water efficiency techniques assure that the stadium would use 40% less water than a typical stadium development.
The number of shipping containers utilised in its construction, 974, inspired the name of the stadium. Also, the country’s international dialling code is 974. The shipping containers pay tribute to Qatar’s nautical history and the industrial past of the location, many of which were utilised to bring building supplies to the venue.
Some of these steel containers have stairways, snack stands, and restrooms in addition to forming a section of the stadium’s parameter. Natural ventilation is made available by the stadium’s form and the spaces between the seats, negating the need for artificial cooling. The stadium’s proximity to the water helps with this.
Stadium 974 was created by Fenwick Iribarren Architects to receive the five-star certification in the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) for both its construction and design, according to the Supreme Committee for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 (SC).
The Middle East and North Africa are rated by GSAS for their green infrastructure and construction. A structure’s design, construction, and operation can all be certified; the highest possible rating is six stars.
On November 22, Mexico will play Poland; on November 24, Portugal will play Ghana; on November 26, holders France will play Denmark; and on November 28, Brazil will play Switzerland in the stadium.
Due to its proximity to Hamad International Airport, Stadium 974 would be the first stadium football that fans would see when they arrive in Qatar for the event. It is also the only stadium that is situated close to the sea.
Nagpur’s first OTT platform unleashes supernatural thrills in game-changing feature film
Nagpur’s first-ever OTT platform, AJCPlay, is all set to make a significant impact with its upcoming feature film, “Shinigami’s Box: Origins.” Breaking away from conventional narratives, this supernatural thriller brings a fresh genre to the city’s film landscape, captivating audiences with its intriguing storyline and talented cast.
With only a handful of movies made in Nagpur, AnuragJha Creations has taken on the challenge of producing this groundbreaking film, aiming to set new benchmarks for the local film industry. Unlike movies driven by political backing, social issues, or commercial motives, “Shinigami’s Box: Origins” sets itself apart with its commitment to a fresh story, pure talent, and captivating presentation.
The film’s journey began three years ago, with meticulous scripting and development before it was brought to life. “Shinigami’s Box: Origins” follows Inspector Kabir of the Special Crimes Unit as he races against time to uncover the mysterious connection between a captured masked criminal and an otherworldly box that appears in a secluded village on the city’s outskirts, as revealed on the film’s IMDb page.
Directed by Anurag Jha, the film features an ensemble cast, with the director himself portraying the enigmatic character of Shinigami. Joining him are Yash Krishnani, Shreeyanshi Katre, Rishi Raj, Avani Arya, Abhijeet Daigavane, and other talented actors in prominent roles, collectively showcasing the city’s pool of acting talent.
The entire film is shot on location in Nagpur, further emphasizing the production’s commitment to highlighting the city’s vibrant culture and aesthetics. Set to release in the later half of 2023, “Shinigami’s Box: Origins” promises an immersive cinematic experience that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats.
As AJCPlay aims to provide a platform for local talent and storytelling, “Shinigami’s Box: Origins” serves as a milestone for Nagpur’s film industry. With its fresh approach and unwavering dedication to quality, this supernatural thriller is poised to captivate viewers and establish a new standard for filmmaking in the city.
Thane Municipal Corporation adds 25 beds as COVID cases rise
Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) added 25 additional beds in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital Kalwa apart from arranging a special ward dedicated to COVID-19 patients. The total number of active patients in the city stood at 252 while five succumbed to the virus. Meanwhile, TMC Commissioner Abhijit Bangar said a ‘death audit’ of patients who died of COVID would be conducted. The TMC has ensured it has additional stock of oxygen concentrators, testing kits, medicines, to name a few. Bangar told HT, “Due to the increasing number of Covid patients, it is necessary for everyone to be alert.”
He added, The number of Covid tests should be increased to stay one step ahead of the disease. As a result, the number of patients is likely to increase due to increased testing. However, as per the ‘test, isolate, treat’ protocol for Covid, it becomes necessary to isolate and treat more and more patients. The testing centres will not remain closed even for a single day. At the same time, more arrangements for testing will be made immediately in public places, markets, railway stations, malls.”
India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.
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After Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification, his namesake who contested from Wayanad disqualified
An independent candidate for Lok Sabha elections named Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from contesting polls for failing to lodge account of election expenses. Gandhi, who’s name figures as ‘Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma’ in an Election Commission list of persons, had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as an Independent and had received 2196 votes from the Wayanad seat in Kerala – a constituency from where ex-Congress MP Rahul Rajiv Gandhi had won with over seven lakh votes.
However, since it is mandatory for all contestants to submit their account of election expenses among other mandatory requirements under EC rules and the Representation of the People Act.
Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma stood disqualified to contest polls from September 13, 2021 till September 13, 2024. According to Section 10A, the Election Commission can disqualify a contestant for a period of three years from the date of the order if he/she has failed to lodge an account of election expenses within the time and in the manner required by law and has no good reason or justification for the failure.