Staples Center's new LED lighting looks pretty great on TV. Playing under it is apparently a little less cool. It is more energy efficient and sustainable but some athletes are saying that it will affect performance. The LED system, a first for an NBA or NHL arena in the United States, is expected to save Staples Center approximately $280,000 annually in energy costs. But is the saving and sustainability side more important than keeping athletes happy ?
New inventions are trying to 'green' up the game. Football may be the beautiful game, but it can make for a grisly picture environmentally. To keep football pitches and stadiums going can often end up requiring unsustainable levels of energy, water and raw materials.
Leo Addresses UN: 'You Can Make History... Or Be Vilified By It'
Bit of a trend with famous people raising awareness about climate change as Leonardo DiCaprio addressed world leaders assembled for the United Nations Climate Summit early Tuesday morning, urging them to take action to address climate change. "As an actor, I pretend for a living. I play fictitious characters often solving fictitious problems. I believe humankind has looked at climate change in that same way,"
Arthur Andersen returns 12 years after Enron scandal
One of the financial world's most infamous names is making a comeback. Former partners at Arthur Andersen, the accounting firm that once counted itself as one of the world's "big five" until its criminal handling of the energy company Enron led to its downfall, have bought the rights to the Andersen name. They will rename their San Francisco consultancy WTAS as "Andersen Tax". I think it'll be interesting to see if people are ready to forgive the Anderson brand.
N.C. Dunkin' Donuts bakery sued for religious discrimination
Some discrimination happening in the states, a Doughnut franchise is being taken to federal court for discrimination as an employee was offered a job, but was unable to attend due to religious beliefs. The manager then withdrew the job offer. Personally im not to sure how I feel about this as businesses need people to work certain days so it could be an issue if they cant, but some people cant do things on certain days due to beliefs. Will be interesting to see how this plays out.
The book Dirty Politics has been selling out all over New Zealand as Nickey Hager is revealing a lot of the tactics that politicians have been using, the book is based on thousands of emails revealing the extent of the relationship between Slater and prominent National Party figures.
Kim Dotcom was rallying a crowd of students, who burst into a chant yelling "f*** John Key. The students themselves started the chant which was caught on video and uploaded by the Mana party. John Key isnt to happy with the Mana party as he continues to personally attack its members. seems as if students dont like Mr Key, but they probably still wont get around to voting.
Good old David Cunliffe and the Labour Party are starting to look more popular in the latest polls. Labour is up while National is down. With all the support parties taken into account it is starting to look like NZ First could have a huge part on deciding on who gets to lead the next government.
The Internet Party Party was a long time coming after Electoral Commission advice led to the last attempt being canned. Last night, more than six months later, the party finally kicked off at Auckland's Studio, which had most of New Zealand's top musical artists in the line up including PNC and P Money. Its purpose? To encourage youth to vote and to raise awareness of the Internet Party.