How should we judge a government?

In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan

Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?
Corruption is so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Friday, May 29, 2015

How big is half a football field?

A football field can vary from 45,000 sq ft (100 yds x 50 yds or 300 ft x 150 ft) to 117,000 sq ft (130 yds x 100 yds or 390 ft x 300 ft)! So half a football field can range from 22,500 to 58,500 sq ft.

Yes, this has to do with the land sold to Tabung Haji by 1MDB, which had been described as 0.64 hectare or loosely described as 'only half a football field' with graphic to emphasize the point. For using the same description, I was corrected by a Zul who was upset because I missed and did not publish his earlier comment in this blog.

I did a quick search and honestly, I am none the wiser because the few sites I visited gave a range of sizes.

Since I am more used to the old measurements of 'acre' and 'sq. ft.', I have to convert from hectare or avoid using metric measurements.

0.64 hectare is equivalent to 68,889 sq ft; and 1 acre has 43,560 sq ft. Therefore, 0.64 hectare is equivalent to 1.58 acre. When compared with the smallest football field, it is just over one and a half football field (1.53); but when compared with the biggest football field, it is just over half a football field (0.59).

So, on the one hand, Zul is right to be upset, but on the other, the person who used that description is also not wrong, if based on the largest football field.

For those who are interested to find out more:

'Find out the size details of a football pitch.

Did you know that not all pitches are the same size?
The length of a pitch must be between 100 yards (90m) and 130 yards (120m) and the width not less than 50 yards (45m) and not more than 100 yards (90m).
And what about where most of the action happens - the penalty box?

It is also known as the 18-yard-box, with the smaller area - marked out inside it - called the six-yard-box.
This is where some of the world's best strikers earn their living.
And for all you penalty takers - or savers - out there, the most famous spot in football sits 12 yards (11m) from goal.
Last, but not least, that wooden thing at each end of the pitch they call the goal.
Think you know how big it is? It's eight feet high (2.44m) and eight yards wide (7.32m).'


More links:

'For international matches the field dimensions are more tightly constrained; the goal lines must be between 64 and 75 m (70 and 80 yd) long and the touchlines must be between 100 and 110 m (110 and 120 yd).[3] In March 2008 the IFAB attempted to standardise the size of the football pitch for international matches and set the official dimensions of a pitch to 105 m long by 68 m wide.[5] However, at a special meeting of the IFAB on 8 May 2008, it was ruled that this change would be put on hold pending a review and the proposed change has not been implemented.[6]'


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