first_imgWorld Cup fans will be able to watch an unprecedented four games a day on television, spread out over 11 hours, during the group stage of the Qatar 2022 tournament after the schedule was confirmed on Wednesday.With the relatively short travel distances for the venues in and around Doha, it could be possible for fans who travel to the 32-team tournament to attend multiple games each day.The early games will kickoff at 1300 local (1000GMT) with the fourth match starting at 2200 local (1900GMT) and finishing just before midnight. The tournament’s opening game on Nov. 21, will be at the 60,000 capacity Al Bayt Stadium, with its distinctive ‘tent’ style covering.The final on Dec. 18 will be held at the 80,000 Lusail Stadium, which, like Al Bayt, will also host a semi-final.”The World Cup is always a festival of football, a real celebration for the fans who come on-site and watch. In Qatar, with the compact nature, this is going to be amplified even more with 32 teams and 32 sets of supporters all in and around Doha,” said FIFA Chief Tournaments and Events Officer, Colin Smith.FIFA will wait until the draw for the tournament is held in March or April of 2022 before assigning specific games to venues and time-slots. That will enable them to better align games with time zones for domestic television partners of the competing teams.The tournament was switched from it’s usual June-July slot due to the heat in the Gulf state and is the first that will be held in the middle of the European season.Nasser Al Khater, CEO of the Qatar World Cup organizing company, said plans for the tournament were well on schedule with 90% of the work finished on roads and infrastructure.”When we talk about the stadiums, more than 85% of the work has been completed and really now, the last two years, we’re focusing on our operation readiness and making sure we get the fan experience plans in place,” he said. Topics :last_img read more

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — Ivy Tech Community College is awarding scholarships to homeschool students for the Spring 2019 semester, giving the students an opportunity to take a class at the College’s Batesville or Lawrenceburg locations.Information sessions for homeschool families will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 3, at Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg, 50 Walnut Street, and from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, at Ivy Tech Batesville, 1 Ivy Tech Drive. Students and their families interested in taking a college course this spring are encouraged to attend one of the sessions.Ivy Tech is invested in providing dual-enrollment opportunities for homeschool students to assist in exploring career pathways and securing credits that could transfer to other colleges and universities.A total of 20 scholarships will be available to cover the cost of tuition for one course and technology fees. Families will be responsible for the cost of textbooks and any associated consumable fees, if applicable.The deadline to complete scholarship requirements is December 17. For more information, please contact an Ivy Tech Director of K-14 Initiatives & Recruitment: Alyssa Lay (Lawrenceburg) at [email protected] or Samantha Hardebeck (Batesville) at [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgALGONA, Iowa – Kossuth County Speedway’s Saturday, Aug. 6 Gary Harken Memorial does double duty as a cancer awareness night and driver appreciation night.Money raised during the evening will benefit the Kossuth County Cancer Support Foundation, which serves cancer patients and their families.All Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Mach-1 Sport Compact drivers will receive free pit passes.The grandstand opens at 4 p.m. and the pit gate opens at 5 p.m. The drivers’ meeting is at 6:45 p.m. with racing to follow.Grandstand admission is $10 for adults and free for 14 and under.The Thursday, Aug. 4 county fair show features $1,000 to win main events for the Modifieds, Stock Cars and hobby Stocks, and a $1,200 to win main event for the Northern SportMods.last_img read more