Wakefield could be the first waste-free city in the world with the introduction of the district’s first social supermarket. The Real Junk Food project (TRJFP) is an environmental project which aims to eliminate food waste by intercepting food bound for landfill. The food is still safe to eat, but may have passed its best before date or been declared surplus. As young leave it falls to over 65s to run the charity sectorAnd now the project is planning to open a new supermarket, called #Kindness, on Denby Dale Road next month.Adam Smith, who founded TRJFP in 2013, says that the project has already managed to organise collection of up to five tonnes of food each week in the Wakefield district.He said: “It would be focused on opening for as many hours as possible. We want to get people into volunteer and employment opportunities, we really want to the entire community to grasp the idea. “There’s something about Wakefield where they just kind of get on with stuff and … [Read more...] about Wakefield could be the first waste-free city in the world
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Damjan Kralj, M.Sc., Member of the Management Board, Director of Sales and Marketing, BTC, d. d. BTC Company is converting BTC City into a Bitcoin City – the first of its kind in the world to provide its visitors, consumers and business partners with an ecosystem that will develop and integrate advanced technologies based on state-of-the-art approaches (blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Machine Learning and the world of cryptocurrencies). Can you share the concept? Bitcoin City will enable all of its visitors to pay for the services and products in the BTC City area with selected cryptocurrencies via the EliPay payment system. It will also provide them with state-of-the-art ATMs ensuring a bi-directional conversion of cryptocurrencies and euro, as well as a numerically strong blockchain and start-up community composed not only of companies within the area of BTC City, but also many visitors and enthusiasts who co-create the future with … [Read more...] about From BTC City Ljubljana to the first Bitcoin City in the world
Kristoffer Tjalve was born in Copenhagen and has been cycling since as long as he can remember. “I learned on the pavements with my parents running behind me with a stick attached to the bike until I managed to keep the balance,” he recalls – it was important for them that he could cycle before starting school. “Before I used the two-wheeled bike I was on the three-wheel version in the yard. I’ve basically biked since forever.” Now at 30 years old, Kristoffer has lived and cycled in many different cities including Singapore, Brussels, Milan and Budapest and can tell first-hand how different it is to cycle in Copenhagen - a city voted the best in the world for cycling in 2017. Many people travel by bike, he says, because it’s the fastest way to get around, cheap and has great environmental benefits. “We have separate bike lanes from the roads and we learn how to bike safely in school so it’s the way everyone gets … [Read more...] about What Can The UK Learn From Copenhagen, The ‘Best City In The World’ For Cycling?
NOBODY likes to take a gamble on the quality of where they’re staying on holiday. Luckily TripAdvisor has put together a list of the best holiday homes in the world for its Travellers' Choice Awards – including ones which are budget-friendly and are available under £75 per night. From an apartment next to the sea in Devon to a lakeside lodge in County Donegal, these properties are all cheap to rent out - but also in great locations and with good amenities. TripAdvisor spokesperson Laurel Greatrix says: “This year’s winners highlight the incredible variety of homes on TripAdvisor Rentals, and the many different travellers they appeal to. "Winners range from a family-friendly home in Orlando with a private pool, to a chic centrally located apartment in Rome, but one thing every winner has in common is an owner who provides an exceptional experience.” Read on to find out more about the best budget holiday lets in the world. A modern apartment in Rome … [Read more...] about TripAdvisor lists the best cheap holiday homes in the world
Bloomberg News April 8, 2018, 9:00 PM EDT SenseTime Group Ltd. has raised $600 million from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and other investors at a valuation of more than $3 billion, becoming the world’s most valuable artificial intelligence startup.The company, which specializes in systems that analyze faces and images on an enormous scale, said it closed a Series C round in recent months in which Singaporean state investment firm Temasek Holdings Pte and retailer Suning.com Co. also participated. SenseTime didn’t outline individual investments, but Alibaba was said to have sought the biggest stake in the three-year-old startup.With the deal, SenseTime has doubled its valuation in a few months. Backed by Qualcomm Inc., it underscores its status as one of a crop of homegrown firms spearheading Beijing’s ambition to become the leader in AI by 2030. And it’s a contributor to the world’s biggest system of surveillance: if you’ve ever been … [Read more...] about China Now Has the Most Valuable AI Startup in the World