#ASEDEYHOT – QATAR CUTS SPENDING TO BRING IN 2022 WORLD CUP FOR $8-10BN

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Qatar has agreed to heavily slash its budget for hosting the 2022 World Cup and is pressing ahead with eight stadiums, according to organising chief Hassan Al Thawadi. Al-Thawadi told CNN Money the original budget had been reduced by between 40% and 50%.   “We wanted to ensure there is financial…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – QATAR WORLD CUP CONSTRUCTION WORKERS TO GET ‘COOLING’ HATS

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Migrant workers building football stadiums in Qatar’s desert heat are to be given ‘cooling’ hard hats to reduce their body temperature and risk of suffering heat stroke, tournament organisers said. Scientists at Qatar University designed the solar-powered hard hats to improve conditions for 2022 World Cup labourers who rights groups…

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#ASEDEYHOT – FRENCH PROSECUTOR CONSIDERING QATAR 2022 WORLD CUP INVESTIGATION

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French financial authorities are considering investigating how Qatar was awarded the 2022 soccer World Cup, financial prosecutor Eliane Houlette said. The financial prosecutors can investigate if they have reasons to believe French nationals are involved in a case or if unlawful acts related to it were committed in France. Former…

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