Monthly Archives: March 2011

Hammarby Sjöstad, a sustainable model of urban development

Hammarby Sjöstad is a new district where environmental regulations have been imposed on buildings, technical installations and the traffic environment, among other areas. This might be one of the reasons why in 2010 Stockholm became the very first city to be designated European Green Capital by the EU Commission.
Three important bodies (Stockholm Water Company, Fortum, and Stockholm Waste Management Administration) have designed a new recycling model that integrates various technical supply systems to support one of the greenest neighbourhoods worldwide.

NH hoteles supports WWF Earth Hour initiative

Last year, hundreds of thousands of people in 128 countries took part in Earth Hour, including NH Hotels. Following the success of Earth hour last year, we are taking part again this year! Earth Hour 2011 plans to break the record, with 131 countries registered to take part! Are you going to join us? We […]

Hockern, a new German sport

Hockern is a new German sport. Landschütz brothers created this street sport in 2007 and since then Hockern have been getting more and more followers. The hockern is basically a tube with a round plastic seat on each end. You use it by spinning it on the floor, flipping it around, balancing upon it, throwing it in the air and sitting back down on one end of the hockern wherever it lands.

Masks, cameras, action!

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could remain anonymous? That might be what Italians thought many centuries ago so they came up with the idea of wearing masks. Carnival in being celebrated at the moment and it is considered to be one of the most beautiful carnivals in the world.

Solar batteries at Mobile World Congress 2011

This has been a record-breaking year for the Mobile World Congress (MWC) celebrated in Barcelona. 60,000 people attended the event domiated by Android and Android-based devices. The biggest absence was Apple.