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25Apr/23

The US reaction to President Joe Biden re-election bid.

April 25, 2023 /Politics/ — US President Joe Biden announced his re-election bid on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. The announcement was met with mixed reactions from the public. Some people were excited to see Biden run again, while others were disappointed.
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25Apr/23

ChatGPT: how to use AI as a virtual financial adviser

Eun Young (EY) Oh, University of Portsmouth

From chatbots and virtual assistants to fraud detection and risk management, artificial intelligence (AI) is now being used in many areas of finance. But what could an AI system like ChatGPT do for your bank balance?

AI tools might seem overly complex or expensive to non-experts, but advances in natural language processing and machine learning could turn ChatGPT and similar products into virtual personal finance assistants. This would mean having an expert on hand to help you make sense of the latest financial news and data.

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25Apr/23

How to repair a damaged reputation

Will Harvey, University of Bristol

A reputation can be damaged by a single mistake, or after months or even years of bad behaviour. Organisations may turn a blind eye to such behaviour by employees or business leaders, and sometimes it is tacitly enabled by a toxic culture that prioritises an end game – profits or “winning” – over people or planet.

In either case, research can tell us about the drivers of reputational loss, as well as how to rebuild a reputation, and ways to avoid damaging it in the first place. But while reputations can be protected, my research shows this shouldn’t happen at all costs – there is a dark side to reputation management that can, and should, be avoided.

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25Apr/23

International Jazz Day – April 30, 2023: A Jazz Journey around the World

UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock today announced the program for the 2023 celebration of International Jazz Day, with participation from more than 190 countries. The flagship Jazz Day event, a spectacular All-Star Global Concert, will feature an extraordinary selection of jazz performances from Austria to Zimbabwe, highlighting the power of jazz in bridging differences and promoting unity and peace through intercultural dialogue and collaboration. Continue reading

24Apr/23

Viva Wallet and Elo partnership disrupts legacy checkout and embeds all payments into Elo mobile Android computers.

The strategic partnership between Viva Wallet, a leading European cloud-based neobank, and Elo, a leading global supplier of interactive touch solutions, is pioneering a new retail payments experience. European businesses can now offer new payment experiences, accepting Chip & PIN and Tap-on-Phone contactless payments by combining Viva Wallet’s cutting-edge embedded payments platform for smart devices, with Elo M50 and M60 Pay mobile computers in an enterprise-grade mobile point of sale system. One piece of technology that integrates smart retail software and payment acceptance for each and every transaction into a powerful and robust handheld Android computer; anywhere, anytime, seamlessly, all from the palm of your hand. Viva Wallet and Elo’s strategic alliance, featuring additional omnichannel solutions, has gone live in Europe with plans to expand globally, including the US. Continue reading

24Apr/23

Now and Next: Futurice E40 names the e-mobility leaders spearheading the UK’s booming EV market

Digital transformation consultancy Futurice UK today unveils its annual E40 report, celebrating the most innovative EV players driving meteoric change in 2023. Now in its third year, the biggest version of the report to date – featuring a record 22 new entries – shines a light on the people and ideas positioning the UK as a focal point for EV innovation. The report also features insights from EV sector leaders including Volkswagen Financial Services’ John Lewis, Connected Kerb’s Chris Pateman-Jones, and Claire Miller, Independent Mobility and Energy Advisor to Octopus Energy. Continue reading

24Apr/23

FRANK ZAPPA’S INCREDIBLY RARE RECORDINGS, BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN PLANNED FOR A POTENTIAL SEQUEL TO HIS ICONIC “HOT RATS” ALBUM, HAVE BEEN UNEARTHED FROM THE VAULT AND COMPILED AS NEW COLLECTION, “FUNKY NOTHINGNESS”

In 1969, after The Mothers of Invention disbanded, Frank Zappa released his groundbreaking solo debut, Hot Rats. Fusing jazz and rock, the innovative album became one of the artist’s bestselling releases, thanks to classic tracks like “Peaches En Regalia” and “Willie the Pimp.” Over the following year, in between various projects (including producing Captain Beefheart’s debut, Trout Mask Replica, and emceeing Belgium’s Festival Actuel, where Zappa met British drummer Aynsley Dunbar), he assembled a core group to lay down tracks at Los Angeles’ recently opened Record Plant. Continue reading

24Apr/23

Sudan: violence between army and militia is a symptom of an old disease that is destroying Africa

Paul Jackson, University of Birmingham

A three-day ceasefire to mark the Islamic festival of Eid-al-Fitr in Khartoum appears to be dead in the water as fighting continues in the Sudanese capital. According to the World Health Organization, more than 330 people have been killed over the past week. Now, with reports emerging that arms are being sent from Egypt and Libya, there are growing fears the situation could develop into a civil war that could draw in regional powers.

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