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    Morning briefing Monday 25th September

    enSeptember 25, 2023

    Podcast Summary

    • Emphasizing Business Support and Infrastructure InvestmentBT sponsors podcast to help businesses succeed, while former Chancellor Osborne urges against HS 2 cancellation, emphasizing job creation and economic growth

      Businesses, no matter their size or industry, need support to succeed. This was emphasized in the podcast sponsorship by BT, who aims to help businesses thrive. Meanwhile, in London, the Metropolitan Police are facing challenges as some armed officers refuse to carry their weapons due to fear of being held accountable for their actions. This situation is causing real-life effects on policing and requires urgent attention. In other news, former Chancellor George Osborne wrote to the prime minister urging against the possible cancellation of the HS 2 infrastructure project. Osborne argued that such projects create jobs and stimulate the economy, and their cancellation could negatively impact the government's reputation. Leon Amirali, a former Tory government adviser, echoed Osborne's sentiments, stating that infrastructure projects like HS 2 are essential for economic growth. Overall, these stories highlight the importance of support for businesses and the long-term benefits of investing in infrastructure projects.

    • Perseverance and innovation in Hollywood and SpaceScreenwriters ended a 5-month strike, NASA collected asteroid samples, Wales advanced in Rugby World Cup, and Shopify helped entrepreneurs succeed through determination and innovation.

      Perseverance and innovation paid off in two very different industries this week. In Hollywood, striking screenwriters reached a tentative deal with studio bosses, ending a five-month standoff over pay and the use of AI. The disruption cost the industry over $1 billion, but the determination of both sides led to a resolution. Meanwhile, in space exploration, Sir Brian May, Queen guitarist and astrophysicist, helped NASA collect the first asteroid samples from deep space. There was a scare during the descent, but the spacecraft's clever design ensured a perfect landing. In sports, Wales celebrated their entry into the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals after thrashing Australia. Coach Warren Gatland highlighted their hard work and momentum as keys to their success. In business, Shopify continues to help entrepreneurs grow, from launching an online shop to hitting a million orders, with a converting checkout that's 36% better than competitors. Despite challenges, innovation and determination prevailed in these diverse fields.

    • A place for love and care1800flowers.com is a destination for thoughtful gifts, with every product and service made with love and care to help celebrate life's special moments

      1800flowers.com is not just a website for buying gifts for special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries. It's a place where love and care are put into every product and service they offer. From their farmers and bakers to their florists and makers, everything is made with love and care to help you celebrate life's special moments with friends and family. The company understands the importance of delivering a smile, and that's exactly what they aim to do with every order. So, next time you're looking for a thoughtful gift, consider 1800flowers.com as your go-to destination. Visit their website at 1800flowers.com/acast to learn more.

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