eznws.com – Curating Guidelines:

eznws.com is a social community news website. eznws.com admits news and content suggested by its members and guests. We actively curate and categorize all material. Any material can be amended, moved or deleted at any time and for any reason by our website curators. We know you care about your material and we do our best to follow below guidelines when curating the eznws.com website.

 

FEATURED

News that is judged to have special value is posted in the featured-category. To be classified as featured, content has a clear and valuable learning or conclusion that can be easily understood and applied.

eznews.com aims to categorize material as featured that, in some or every way, contribute to our purpose of:

  1. Increasing awareness of how to realize our full potential both as individuals and together as human beings
  2. Learning how to do our best to cooperate and create win-win with others and our environment
  3. Learning to take accountability for all our actions, successes and failures

SCIENCE

Science aims to discover, formulate and explain theories, natural laws and heuristics.

News is posted in the science-category when it is a significant:

Scientific discovery

  1. a) An observation or result that can be replicated by the discoverer;
  2. b) can be replicated by other persons;
  3. c) the causality of the observation or result can be explained by the discoverer; and
  4. d) it is the common consensus that this explanation is correct.

Theory

Needs to be substantiated, explanatory, predictive, and testable.

  1. a) substantiated – a theory cannot be independent of prior work and evidence, there needs to be some justification of it, within previous work in the field (other currently accepted theories) and in the sum of available evidence.
  2. b) a theory needs to actually explain something about the science it is in. The explanation covers causality. So, for example, the laws of thermodynamics are natural laws rather than theories, because they describe rather than explain what happens.

The concepts predictive, and testable are linked; a theory needs to make predictions that can be tested. This means that it is possible to falsify the theory, it can be rejected. For a theory to be sound, a genuine attempts to falsify the theory needs to be undertaken. It isn’t a theory if, for example, it is possible to interpret evidence in a way that it both supports and is inconclusive. It is also important to look for diagnosticity, which means to see if collected data can support more than one theory.

Natural laws are discovered when we can define a body of unchanging principles regarded as a basis for describing and predicting: human conduct or observable causes and effects relating to natural phenomena.

Heuristics refer to experience-based discoveries, learning and problem solving. The word heuristic comes from the Greek word heuriskein; to find or discover. Heuristic definitions serve as an aid to learning, discovery, and problem-solving. Especially trial-and-error methods and exploratory problem-solving techniques that utilize self-educating techniques (such as the evaluation of feedback) to improve performance.

Heuristics are experimental rules that sometimes are hardwired into reality in the form of natural laws, genetic predispositions or physical properties; at other times, these rules are created by us as individuals, examples include cultural norms, values and learned best practices.

SPORTS

News that is sorted into the sports-category is judged to be aligned with the concept of Olympism, as explained on the website of the World Olympians Association (WOA).

What is Olympism?

The concept of Olympism was created more than 120 years ago by Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Movement. Coubertin was passionate about making the world a better place through sport. That’s why he established the Olympic Movement.

He believed sport could help bring communities together, stop war and promote healthy competition free from cheating and discrimination. Ultimately, Coubertin wanted to show how sport can make the world a better place by encouraging friendship, togetherness and fair play.

As Coubertin was planning the modern Olympic Games in the 1890s the idea of Olympism became more clearly defined. In the Olympic Charter it is expressed as “a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind. Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy of effort, the educational value of good example, social responsibility and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.”

What are the core values of Olympism and the Olympic Movement?

Excellence: This is about giving one’s best, on the field of play or in your personal and professional life. It is about trying your hardest to win, but its also about the joy of participating, achieving your personal goals, striving to be and to do your best in your daily lives and benefiting from the healthy combination of a strong body, mind and will.

Friendship: This encourages us to consider sport as a tool to help foster greater mutual understanding among individuals and people from all over the world. The Olympic Games inspire people to overcome political, economic, gender, racial or religious differences and forge friendships in spite of those differences.

Respect: This value incorporates respect for oneself, one’s body, for others, for the rules and regulations, for sport and the environment. Related to sport, respect stands for fair play and for the fight against doping and any other unethical behaviour.

What are the principles of Olympism that are activated by the Olympic Movement?

The principles of Olympism highlighted below describe how Olympic values are expressed to create positive social change:

Non-Discrimination. The Olympic Movement strives to ensure that sport is practised without any form of discrimination.

Sustainability. The Olympic Movement organises and delivers programmes in a way that promotes sustainable economic, social and environmental development.

Humanism. The Olympic Movement’s activities place people at the centre of its attention, ensuring that the practice of sport remains a human right.
Universality. Sport belongs to everyone. In all its decisions and actions, the Olympic Movement takes into account the universal impact sport can have on individuals and society.

Solidarity. The Olympic Movement is committed to developing programmes that, together, create a meaningful and comprehensive social response to issues it can help address.

Alliance between sport, education and culture. The Olympic Movement is committed to promoting the spirit of Olympism – the point at which sport, culture and education converge.

INSPIRING

News that is judged to be inspiring in the sense that it fills the reader with the urge or need to do something extraordinary, creative or benevolent is posted in the inspiring-category.

eznews.com aims to categorize material as inspiring, when it is judged to inspire us to:

  1. Increase our awareness of how to realize our full potential both as individuals and together as human beings
  2. Learn how to do our best to cooperate and create win-win with others and our environment
  3. Take accountability for all our actions, successes and failures

DISCUSS

This category contains discussions about ideas, things, events or persons. In the discuss-category politics, polls and topics are discussed and debated. Conclusions, trends and findings may be moved by our curators to other categories in the form of new articles or posts.

INFLUENCIAL

This category contains material about ideas, things, events or persons having great influence on someone or something. Material that clearly describes how and preferably also why, someone or something has influence on something else is posted in the influential-category.

REFLECTION

The reflection-category contains material that either inspires or requires serious thought or consideration. Material that points out or highlights important matters in need of attention and focus is posted in the reflection-category. Especially if this reflection plants a seed of empowerment and understanding of what is required to become both achieved and fulfilled. The material can provide a foundation for finding a root cause or clarify a problem, in order to come up with applicable solutions.

ENTERTAINMENT

This category contains material that provides amusement or enjoyment. Material that presents or highlights things, persons or ideas that provide amusement or enjoyment are posted in the entertainment-category. It can be books, movies, ideas, an event, food, places, gadgets or an activity designed to entertain others. Material that clearly describe how and preferably also why, someone or something provides amusement or enjoyment is posted in the entertainment-category.

FUN

In the fun-category we put material that is cute or funny. Here we find for example, cute kittens, jokes, fun stories and jokes, movies and crazy pictures that lighten up our day for no other reason than making us smile or laugh out loud. Enjoy!

WELL-BEING

The well-being-category contains material that provides rest, recreation and well-being. Material that presents or highlights things, persons or ideas that provide information about how to effectively recover, rejuvenate or increase vitality and well-being is posted in the well-being-category. It can be books, movies, ideas, an event, food, places, gadgets or an activity designed to increase specific or general well-being. Material that clearly describe how and preferably also why, someone or something provides high-quality rest and recreation will be posted in the well-being-category.

OTHER MATERIAL

Categories may be added, removed or amended at any time. Submitted material that is deemed by our curators to not fit in any of the categories provided by eznws.com will not be admitted. This material is deleted as soon as the curating process is finished. A user that keeps posting the same or similar materials over and over, without sufficient efforts to make the material fit into any of the website’s designated categories may be blocked from admitting further material to eznws.com.