An artist’s impression of Durban Stadium. (Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more free photos, visit the image library.) MEDIA CONTACTS • Sifiso Cele OC media accreditation manager +27 (0)83 2010 338 [email protected] den HartighWith the 2010 Fifa World Cup only eight months away, the football tournament’s organising committee (OC) has invited the media to register for accreditation. This process, for professional permanent and freelance media, will launch on 5 December, the day after the final draw, and close on 31 January 2010.Apply onlineA media accreditation workshop held at Safa House, the South African Football Association’s headquarters, in Johannesburg on 5 October was the first in a countrywide campaign to educate the media on accreditation. At the briefing, OC representatives explained that media professionals have to apply online for accreditation on the Fifa Media Channel. The accreditation form can only be accessed once a new user account has been created. The registration process will also request media to attach a press card or other professional media credentials.The OC stressed that the online application does not guarantee accreditation – it is only the first step in the screening process. Sifiso Cele, OC media accreditation manager, said Fifa had asked the organising committee not to reveal the selection criteria, or the number of journalists that will receive accreditation in each country.He said everyone who applies will receive confirmation via email indicating whether their application was successful. Applicants who are rejected will be provided with reasons for the decision. Further motivation for such applications will be necessary, and journalists’ organisations may contact Fifa and the OC to review the decision.Successful applicants have to collect media tags and have their photos taken at media accreditation centres countrywide. Accredited media will receive an accreditation card, match and parking tickets, and supplementary accreditation devices (SADs) for press conferences, the match day, mixed zone, tribune and pitch.Jens-Peter Hecht, OC media operations manager, said it is also important to note that this is not a “blanket accreditation” for all Fifa World Cup events – media have to apply for SADs on an event-to-event basis.Cele explained that, as in previous World Cup finals, each football association will be allocated a quota of written press and photographer accreditations. Correspondents for foreign newspapers in South Africa should also submit requests for accreditation to their respective national associations in their country of origin.Freelance journalists and photographers have to follow the same process by registering online first. He emphasised that no late registrations of any media practitioners will be considered.Accreditation for the final drawJournalists who wish to cover the final draw on 4 December should apply for accreditation on the Media Channel between 1 and 31 October. In his presentation, Cele said that approvals of media accreditation requests would be limited to the capacity of the facilities.The application information submitted is also subject to a review process, the availability of space in the Cape Town International Convention Centre (where the draw will take place) and a security check.The Fifa Media ChannelBesides initial registration, the Media Channel will be a useful resource for journalists, photographers and other media professionals covering the World Cup. It will be a one-stop shop for everything to do with the event and registered users will have access to media information not available on FIFA.com.The Media Channel will have a detailed events calendar with listings of all Fifa and partner media events. Information on stadium media centres, transportation, parking, participating team-related activities, training sessions and special media announcements can also be found on the site. Most importantly, the Fifa Media Channel includes the match ticket application tool to request match tickets.Accreditation for broadcastersAt the workshop, the OC outlined the special conditions for Fifa non-rights local and international broadcast media. Marcia Mahlalela from Fifa TV explained that any broadcast organisation or persons who are not licensed rights holders (do not hold the broadcast rights for the event) fall within this category.Non-rights holders (NRH) who would like to cover the event can do so, provided they comply with certain criteria and are accredited. As is the case with other media, Mahlalela pointed out that only a certain number of NRH accreditations are available. Upon approval, the NRH will be issued with NRH accreditation and stickers to identify their broadcast equipment.She said that accredited NRH media would not be allowed to record or broadcast within the stadium precincts, including the surrounding areas where the match is taking place. The OC said that this is in an effort to protect the interests of rights holders. Anyone contravening this would have to leave the stadium and would have their accreditation withdrawn. NRHs will also not have access mixed zones, interview studios and press conference rooms.They can, however, request observer seats, provided there is space at least 90 minutes before the start of the game, but no broadcast or recording equipment can be brought into the stadium on match days. This provision is also on a first-come-first-served basis.Any footage required by a NRH can be obtained from the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), the media rights licensee. But Mahlalela emphasised that this does not entitle the NRH to upgrade their accreditation status to that of a rights holder.Some journalists expressed concerns about the difficulty in communicating with the SABC during the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup earlier this year. Mahlalela assured the media that Fifa and the OC are in the process of ironing out any difficulties with the public broadcaster.2010 media accreditation workshopsMore workshops are scheduled in other parts of the country from 6 to 23 October:Polokwane: Tuesday 6 October 2009 from 11.30am -13.30 pm at Nirvana Hall, corner Orient and Tagore Street, opposite Nirvana LibraryMangaung/Bloemfontein: Thursday 8 October 2009 from 11.30am -13.30 pm at Indaba Auditorium Bram Fischer Building, corner Markgraff and Nelson Mandela Streets, BloemfonteinRustenburg: Monday 12 October 2009 from 11.30am -13.30 pm at 7th Floor, Rustenburg Local Municipality, corner Beyers Naude and Nelson Mandela DriveNelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth: Tuesday 20 October 2009 from 11.30am -13.30 pm at Nelson Mandela Bay StadiumDurban: Wednesday 21 October 2009 from 11.30am -13.30 pm – venue to be confirmedCape Town: Thursday 22 October 2009 from 11.30am -13.30 pm at The Crush Room, 5th Floor, Podium Block, Cape Town Civic CentreNelspruit: Friday 23 October 2009 from 11.30am -13.30 pm at Nelspruit Civic Centre, Council ChambersMedia are requested to RSVP to [email protected] or email Sifiso Cele at [email protected] or +27 (0)83 2010 338.
This hybrid role aims to develop the sport and help manage competitions throughout South Australia. Reporting to the SA Business Operations Manager, it is envisaged that the responsibilities of this position will be evenly distributed between junior development and competition management, providing a unique opportunity to gain vast experience in sports administration.Applicants should email/post a covering letter and job specification addressing the qualifications and experience as they relate to the selection criteria, together with a resume containing contact details of referees to Tim Wyld: [email protected] (400 Gilles Street, Adelaide SA 5000) Please find the attached position description and/or call Tim Wyld on (08) 8402 4188 for more information. Related Fileshybrid_junior_development_competitions_coordinator_pd-pdf
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham hero Waddle fumes: Clean them out; get them out!by Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham hero Chris Waddle has blasted the players following their humiliating defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.Mauricio Pochettino’s side were obliterated 7-2 by the German giants, who scored five goals in the second half of the group game on Tuesday night. He told BBC Five Live: “Clean them out, if they don’t want to play for Tottenham get them out and get some people in who want to wear that white shirt.”I don’t think (Serge) Aurier wants to be here. He tried to get away in the summer, they wouldn’t sell him, got rid of (KIeran) Trippier instead.”They should’ve bought a right back and said ‘yeah, you want to leave, then you want to leave’.”At Spurs at the minute there’s too much going on, whether it’s (Christian) Eriksen or (Toby) Alderweireld out of contract. So and so wants a new deal, (Jan) Vertonghen wants a new deal – is he signing? Is he not? “You’ve got to say that it’s a shambles at the minute and they’ve got to sort it out quickly because that squad, even though I’m saying the defence is not good enough, it’s still good enough for the Premier League to finish in the to four.”So they’ve still got a lot to play for, it’s early doors. But they’ve got to do it now.”If they wait and say in January this is going to happen and he’s going to leave and he might not leave, the changing room becomes unsettled.”
The international megastar pianist Lang Lang will give a special one-night only concert, hosted by Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning entertainer Alec Baldwin, at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium on Tuesday, October 30 at 6:30PM to raise funds for the Lang Lang International Music Foundation.Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell and Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz artist Dee Dee Bridgewater and Danish singer-songwriter Oh Land will make special guest appearances along with other surprise star performances to be announced.Lang Lang will offer solo piano works by Frederic Chopin which are featured on his new Sony Classical recording “The Chopin Album,” available October 9, 2012. For the first time ever Joshua Bell will join him in a performance of the Grieg Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in C minor, and Dee Dee Bridgewater will sing Broadway hits. Six child prodigies from three different continents, who have been supported by the Foundation in their music studies, will perform alongside Lang Lang.The program will be followed by a gala dinner. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Lang Lang International Music Foundation, which the celebrated pianist created to enrich the lives of children through a deeper understanding and enjoyment of classical music and to inspire and financially support the next generation of musicians.Since 2008, the mission of The Lang Lang International Music Foundation is to educate and inspire the next generation of classical music lovers and performers by cultivating tomorrow’s top pianists, delivering music education, and building a young audience through live music experiences. Lang Lang’s commitment to music education is at the core of the Foundation’s programs designed to cultivate tomorrow’s top pianists and build a young audience through memorable and exciting live music experiences. The vision of the Foundation is based on one simple principle: music is a universal language of the world.Lang Lang, the megastar pianist has played sold out recitals and concerts in every major city in the world and is the first Chinese pianist to be engaged by every top international orchestra. Lang Lang has appeared in Time Magazine’s annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. His 2008 Grammy’s performance was broadcast live to 45 million viewers worldwide. More than 5 billion people watched Lang Lang play at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing. His influence transcends the classical music world. His audience includes millions of young forward-thinking and ambitious people. His brand is associated with cutting-edge technology and social responsibility. He represents today’s open, fast and connected world.Source:PR Newswire
APTN National NewsA housing group in Quebec is taking the road.They’ve formed a commission that will visit all 17 administrative regions in the province.Their goal is to get a broad understanding of the housing situation in the province.They’ve invited the Inuit from Nunavik to join them.APTN National News reporter Danielle Rochette has this story.