Fergie time: Sale Sharks bring in Manchester United LEGEND before Premiership final

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By Matt Hardy Premiership rugby team Sale Sharks have received a pep talk from legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of Saturday’s final against Saracens, City A.M. can reveal. The 81-year-old, who won 25 major titles with United, visited Sale on T to speak to players before their first Premiership final since 2006 on Saturday at Twickenham. The Scot, who attended his first ever rugby match at Sale Sharks six years ago, is understood to have addressed the team and held one-to-one sessions. Ferguson won the Premier League 13 times with United as well as two Champions Leagu… Read More “Fergie time: Sale Sharks bring in Manchester United LEGEND before Premiership final”

Amazon’s U.S. Small Business Empowerment Report Shows Continued Sales Growth for Independent Sellers

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Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today released its annual U.S. Small Business Empowerment Report, detailing how the company’s investments, innovations, and initiatives on behalf of independent sellers help small and medium-sized businesses across the country increase their product sales and create jobs. Today, more than 60% of sales in Amazon’s store are from independent sellers—most of which are small and medium-sized businesses—providing a vast selection of amazing products, competitive prices, and great convenience for consumers. According to the report, independent sellers sold more products year ov… Read More “Amazon’s U.S. Small Business Empowerment Report Shows Continued Sales Growth for Independent Sellers”

Google boss Sundar Pichai warns AI is ‘too important not to regulate’

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By Ben Lucas Artificial Intelligence (AI) is too important not to regulate and the US and EU must work together to develop “robust” rules to guide the growth of the powerful new technology, Alphabet’s boss Sundar Pichai said today. As the competition to create the next exciting AI-powered product heats up, and companies scramble to integrate AI into their operations, Pichai said: “What matters even more is the race to build AI responsibly and make sure that as a society we get it right.” Pichai has warned before about the need for regulating AI, but writing in the Financial Times today he said… Read More “Google boss Sundar Pichai warns AI is ‘too important not to regulate’”

Britain can respond to Joe Biden’s $369bn of green subsidies by playing to our strengths

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By Sascha O’Sullivan The UK’s response to hundreds of billions of dollars of green subsidies from Joe Biden must boost the strength of our role as a leader in financial services, writes Constantin Cotzias Joe Biden’s multi-million dollar Inflation Reduction Act has firmly grabbed the attention of businesses and investors globally, bringing into sharp focus the debate about how to unlock the billions of new capital needed to accelerate decarbonisation projects in the years ahead. The ball is now in Britain’s court, with the eyes of international investors and business leaders closely trained on… Read More “Britain can respond to Joe Biden’s $369bn of green subsidies by playing to our strengths”

Altice ups stake in BT – but ‘does not intend’ to launch takeover bid

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By Guy Taylor Altice, the French telecoms firm, will up its stake in BT to 24.5 per cent, but it “does not intend” to make a takeover bid. The group owned by billionaire Patrick Drahi is BT’s largest shareholder, and said that it will acquire a further 650m shares, increasing its ownership to 2.5bn. It comes just a few days after the telecoms firm announcement that it would get rid of 55,000 of its employee by 2030, 10,000 of which would be replaced by artificial intelligence. Its share price tumbled by 10 per cent on the announcement, but later stabilised. Drahi first purchased a 12 per cent,… Read More “Altice ups stake in BT – but ‘does not intend’ to launch takeover bid”

After Phoenix Suns Fire Former Coach Of The Year Monty Williams, Where Will He Go Next?

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The Suns have unexpectedly joined the search for a new coach, along with the Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors, after they let go of Monty Williams last week. This came not too long after falling short, four games to two, in the Western Conference Semifinals against the Denver Nuggets. The 51-year-old Williams took responsibility for the elimination loss, despite two of the team’s starters Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton being out of the lineup with injuries. “I take that personally, not having our team ready to play in the biggest game of the year,” William… Read More “After Phoenix Suns Fire Former Coach Of The Year Monty Williams, Where Will He Go Next?”

New study provides insights into the neurophysiological basis of psilocybin-induced alterations in consciousness

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New research published in iScience provides unique insights into how psilocybin alters brain activity during psychedelic experiences. The findings suggest that while the overall activity of the brain becomes more chaotic during the psychedelic state, the brain’s ability to maintain complex interactions in response to external stimulation is not affected. Psilocybin is a naturally occurring psychedelic compound found in certain species of mushrooms, commonly known as “magic mushrooms.” The substance can induce profound changes in perception, cognition, and emotions, leading to altered states of… Read More “New study provides insights into the neurophysiological basis of psilocybin-induced alterations in consciousness”