strandbooks

strandbooks:

Check out this pretty video that features a new selection of books curated by the Strand as part of “the new vision for Club Monaco.” Stop by and say, “hi!”

beatsparkpow:

Check out my first Bookscapes video featuring The Strand Bookstore’s pop up section in Club Monaco (160 5th Avenue). Bookscapes will be a feature on my book blog, Novel Days, that showcases bookshops around the city.

olympictrivia
olympics365:


The [Lillehammer Games] is also remembered as the first “green” Games, enshrining the now familiar ethos of conservation and sustainability at big sporting events.
Perhaps the most visible and enduring reminder were the Olympic medals themselves, which were partly made from stone extracted during construction of the ski jumping arena.
A different type of recycling was used when the 26,500m² international media center was refurbished and handed over to Lillehammer University College in 1995. Today, the campus has more than 4,000 students and, since 1997, has been home to the Norwegian Film School.

From "Winter Olympic Lessons from Lillehammer" on CNN.com

olympics365:

The [Lillehammer Games] is also remembered as the first “green” Games, enshrining the now familiar ethos of conservation and sustainability at big sporting events.

Perhaps the most visible and enduring reminder were the Olympic medals themselves, which were partly made from stone extracted during construction of the ski jumping arena.

A different type of recycling was used when the 26,500m² international media center was refurbished and handed over to Lillehammer University College in 1995. Today, the campus has more than 4,000 students and, since 1997, has been home to the Norwegian Film School.

From "Winter Olympic Lessons from Lillehammer" on CNN.com

dailydot

Despite pledges in favor of government transparency, the British Conservative Party is facing accusations it has deleted a decade’s worth of public statements, not only from its own website, but from the Internet itself.

According to a report from Computer Weekly, all records of speeches and public statements between 2000 and the party’s election win in 2010 have been erased from search engines and the Internet Archive, making it very difficult to track many pre-election promises. As Computer Weekly phrased it, this could be “an effect as alarming as sending Men in Black to strip history books from a public library and burn them in the car park.”

Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron has previously spoken about his government’s dedication to information transparency. In an official YouTube video in 2011, he said, “Information is power, because it allows people to hold the powerful to account.” [READ MORE]