It's a big day for New York, luring not only passionate voters, but also NY Giants fans who are celebrating the Giants' Superbowl victory at the city's first-ever ticker-tape parade for a New York football team.
Yesterday, Brooklyn packing company Altas Materials procured 1,000 pounds of shredded paper for confetti, reports The New York Sun. Companies lining the route are also encouraged to throw shredded paper.
The New York Times explains that there could be a danger in not providing fans with confetti, especially those stationed high up in office buildings, as the excitement may possess fans to throw heavy objects such as phone books…OUCH.
The Times adds that the dual parade – after the New York parade, the Giants will celebrate with fans at their home field in East Rutherford, NJ – marks an improvement in interstate relations. When the Giants won their first Super Bowl in 1987, Mayor Edward Koch denied the Giants their parade, calling them a “foreign team” for moving to Jersey.
China said that private companies in the video-sharing realm would be allowed to operate while subject to new censorship rules issued in December. According to an AP story published by the International Herald Tribune, the rules were aimed at protecting the country's image before the Beijing Olympics, but regulators and analysts may be reluctant to enforce them strictly and damage a growing industry.
Kanye West has posted three pages from his forthcoming book, Thank You and You're Welcome, on his Web site, surprising Gawker with content that “lacks in quantity, [but] makes up for in quality.”
The EU banned Brazilian beef imports last week, a move that officials and agricultural specialists call “'unjustifiable and arbitrary' and could result in shortages and higher prices for European consumers,” reports the New York Times.
The Sun-Times Media Group announced that it's considering selling its company and assets.