Daily Archives: September 21, 2009

Cowboys Stadium opens

Today (literally as I am writing this midday Monday) the newest sports stadium hosts its first game. The $1.2B USD Cowboys Stadium is the stage for the Dallas Cowboys vs The New York Giants, in which a little over 100,000 fans get their first taste of this stunning arena. Sure it’s been open for a while and hosted the likes of Paul McCartney, but this is what it was built for – football.

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http://stadium.dallascowboys.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowboys_Stadium

Pitched on the NBC broadcast as one of the new wonders of the world (well they are American and like to embellish a little).

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Yeah that’s over the top US TV for you. But here is some beautiful eye candy since you are all stadium fans!

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The screen is 600 tons and they had to make a new ruling for the stadium in case the ball hits it. And this from inside the jumbotron.

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There’s a nice section within the Cowboys site on the stadium with a nice (building) collection of slide shows.

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Dunedin renewables and recyclables

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### ODT Online Mon, 21 Sep 2009
DCC man puts focus on renewables
By Sarah Harvey

Major Dunedin buildings such as the town hall, central library, Moana Pool, Regent Theatre and railway station could be heated using renewable woodchip fuel, one of many ideas put forward by Dunedin City Council energy manager Neville Auton at a workshop on Saturday.
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### ODT Online Mon, 21 Sep 2009
A fresh look at Dunedin’s recycling
By Chris Morris

Dunedin residents have until tomorrow to comment on the city’s new waste and recycling system. But, as the deadline approaches, some important new ideas are already beginning to take shape, as Chris Morris reports.
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The Dunedin City Council is consulting the public on its preferred option for a proposed new kerbside rubbish and recycling collection system.

Submissions close 22 September 2009.

Go to the DCC website to have your say online.

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### ODT Online Mon, 21 Sep 2009
Investing in recycling pays off
By Ellie Constantine

Making money from resources once destined for the landfill is at the heart of Doug Hall’s business. As owner of Hall Bros Transport Ltd, a Dunedin-based company, he is a strong believer in the efficiency of recycling and reusing construction waste.
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Doug Hall is responsible for recycling demolition material from the stadium site in Aotea Street. Recently, CST chairman Malcolm Farry said that at one stage they were achieving 90% recycling. Channel 9 Video Link

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