And once again, we set off for a quick trip around the world with interesting news that you probably won’t see anywhere else today.
South Korea: Seoul to reintroduce trash bins on streets
The Seoul Metropolitan Government said it would add more than 1,000 public trash bins to handle recyclable litter such as takeaway cups.
The city is considering placing the new type of trash bins in downtown areas starting from early next year as the growing number of coffee shops is producing a massive amount of takeaway cups, plastic lids and cans, creating an environmental problem. … (Read more)
The Korea Herald
From Japanese prints to American street art, designers have plundered a wealth of art movements to conceive their gallery-worthy clothes for this summer.
The result is fashion that has been illustrated by everything from paint brushes to spray cans and photos. … (Read more)
Iceland: No Horse In Our Beef
A comprehensive round of testing of beef products across Europe has revealed almost no traces of horse meat in Europe beef and none in Iceland, reports Vísir.
The European Commission described the results of the testing as encouraging following last year’s horse-meat scandal, in which millions of ready-made beef meals were pulled from supermarket freezers across Europe. … (Read more)
A Housing Board programme to install elder-friendly fittings such as grab bars will now be available to 100,000 more households due to lower age criteria, and will offer improvements to not just one, but two bathrooms.
The Enhancement for Active Seniors programme, introduced in 2012, seeks to prevent elderly residents from falling at home. … (Read more)
The Straits Times
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s outright prohibition of the practice of aging cheese on wooden boards has sparked strong reactions, revealing a newfound interest for traditional, fermented food.
Earlier this year, a new trend started in the United States. The first episode was when the Food and Drug Administration — citing hygienic reasons — reproached New York State’s cheesemakers for their practice of aging cheese on wooden shelving. … (Read more)
PANAMA’S NEW Tourism Czar has yet to be named, and he will have, unlike the current holder of the post, a U.S. Visa.
Before he settles into his office to attempt to rustle up some innovative thinking, I suggest he hops on a Copa direct flight to the Bahamas to get some tips on how to really promote a destination. With a population of only 300,000, scattered over an archipelago of 700 islands, the Bahama’s often plays host to more visitors than it has residents. … (Read more)
A private firm’s removal of bicycles from storefronts and public areas is illegal, Copenhagen Police have determined. The company said it would immediately stop. … (Read more)
*Image of Beautiful Icelandic horse standing in a meadow on a dull via Shutterstock