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Andreas Markides' Presidential blog
21 August 2017
You will not be surprised to hear that, probably like a lot of you, I took advantage of the sparsity of official functions during August, to go away for a holiday. This year my family and I had a week of cycling in the south of France -which was an absolutely wonderful experience - see photos below. The younger members of the family made due allowance of the age difference and they were quietly patient when, instead of pedalling I resorted to pushing the bike up certain hills! I should not need to say that each day's hard work (we would do between 20-25 miles each day) was justly rewarded in the evenings by one or maybe two bottles of fine red wine.
Did you know…
Last month the city of San Francisco introduced harsh rules that have all but outlawed delivery robots. Such robots are beginning to be used by food and logistics companies but authorities say they are a danger to pedestrians.
The rules specify that there can only be nine robots running at any one time in the entire city; they are to be restricted to desolate, low-footfall areas; they will require a human chaperone; and they can travel no faster than 3mph -the walking pace of an average adult.
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