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NewsWrap: Compassionate cyclist try to tackle period poverty head-on

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Compassionate cyclist try to tackle period poverty head-on

A group of compassionate city cyclists is tackling the issue of period poverty head-on, urging people to openly discuss and address this pressing issue while providing practical support to lift young women out of it. Their initiative began in November last year, as they used their platform to raise awareness and collect donations of sanitary products from other cycling teams. By merging their passion for cycling with a dedication to community well-being, these cyclists are making a significant impact in supporting those in need within their communities.

CT based skateboarder clinches 6th place in Global Open Qualification round of Kardo 7

South African skateboarding champ Jean-Marc Johannes, from Athlone, has once again proven his skill on the board by claiming 6th place in the Global Open Qualifications round of Kardo 7. Competing against top skaters from around the world, Jean-Marc’s achievement solidifies his status as a skateboarding icon. Last year, he made headlines by smashing two Guinness World Records, showcasing his talent and determination. With his latest victory, Jean-Marc continues to inspire South Africans and make his mark on the international skateboarding scene.

Operation Smile embarks on mission to change lives of 30 children and young adults next week

Operation Smile South Africa, along with several partners will be embarking on a mission to change the lives of 30 children and young adults with cleft lip and/or cleft palate issues at Rob Ferreira Hospital in Mbombela from May 17 to 19. This initiative is crucial, as untreated clefts can lead to significant long-term health and psychological issues.

UK government aims to harness AI’s potential while keeping human jobs

The debate over AI’s impact on jobs is intensifying, with concerns that up to eight million UK workers could be at risk. However, in Cambridgeshire, German Autowerks is using AI to extend the working lives of mechanics by identifying and alleviating strain through powered exoskeletons. While AI is aiding various professions, including healthcare and agriculture, there are worries that without proper policies, jobs could be lost rather than supported. The UK government aims to harness AI’s potential while ensuring it remains a force for public good and job security.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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