Preparations stepping up for FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup

first_imgThe meeting was to discuss how the LOC will work with the venues team during the hosting of the World Cup.CEO of the PNGSF, Peter Tsiamalili said there are only six months before the tournament and the constant dialogue with the LOC will ensure that his team brings the venues up to FIFA standard requirements.“This is a partnership and we need to work together to deliver the tournament, so it’s really a collective effort,” said Tsiamalili.CEO of the LOC, Seamus Marten said this is going to be the biggest sporting event that will ever be broadcasted from PNG.“There’ll be over 124 million television viewers from 100 countries watching the tournament from Papua New Guinea and this is our opportunity to showcase PNG.“There are people who doubt we can deliver the tournament but I can tell you that if there’s anywhere that can deliver a tournament at such limited time, it’s PNG,” said Marten.The World Cup will be played at four different venues. Sixteen training sites have been identified and are being prepared for the 16 participating nations who will be competing.It is estimated that 560 players and officials will be in the country for the event.Five hotels in the city will be accommodating the players, including technical officials, during the tournament.Meanwhile, the LOC will be using the Oceania Football Confederation Nations Cup in June in Port Moresby as a test event in preparation for the World Cup.The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup will be held from November 13 to December 3.last_img read more

Wikipedia Rates Higher Than News in Public Trust Department

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 Shares August 12, 2014;The TelegraphA poll of almost 2,000 British adults by YouGov found that 64 percent of respondents trusted the truthfulness of Wikipedia entries to tell the truth “a great deal” or “a fair amount”; compared to 61 percent that trust the BBC for instance or 45 percent that trust the Guardian. That is pretty phenomenal and maybe puts Wikipedia, according to Carl Miller of Demos, as the first real wonder of the digital world.Jamie Bartlett, writing for The Telegraph which was rated right up there with The Guardian, writes that “The reason this is important is because it marks a moment: when the new model of trust finally dislodged the old. We live in the age of the crowd…crowd wisdom has become the only way to manage the deluge of digital material coming at us all the time. The internet is a mass of conflicting, confusing, overwhelming information.But, he writes, “even on Wikipedia, which has developed the best way of dealing with this sort of thing, there are still problems. As I reported here, there is a worrying amount of wikiwashing – where paid editors write and edit entries. One of the preoccupations of the Wikimania conference was that only 10 per cent of editors are women – and that has an effect on what is written.”In any case, when you stack Wikipedia up against the Encyclopedia Britannica it is still found wantingBut according to YouGov only a relatively “small group of people trust Wikipedia enough to plagiarise its content.  5% of British adult say they have “directly copied” text from Wikipedia to use in professional or academic work – without citing Wikipedia as a source.” But this disturbing stat may be changing since “Among under-40s, nearly one in ten (9%) have copied from Wikipedia without citation.”One of those who apparently are among that still small percentage is, as we reported recently, a New York Times reporter. No wonder there is a trust issue.—Ruth McCambridge ShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more