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And finally…do as I say, not what I sell

And finally…do as I say, not what I sell

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has revealed that despite becoming the world’s richest person by selling computer technology he did not allow his own children to have mobile phones until they had turned 14 and that he himself still uses a $10 Casio watch. In an new interview with The Mirror, Gates, who has become an […]

And finally…sign of the times

And finally…sign of the times

A former IBM employee who is deaf is suing his lawyer for wrongly interpreting his sign language after settling his discrimination case for $200,000 rather than the amount he claims to have asked for – $200m. James Wang, 49, argues his lawyer, Andrew Rozynski, exaggerated his understanding of sign language and mistook the amount Mr Wang […]

And finally…next generation fingerprint sensor card revealed

And finally…next generation fingerprint sensor card revealed

Mastercard has unveiled the world’s biometric bank card, combining chip technology with fingerprint senors in what is claims is the next generation of point of sale card technology. The new cards have proven a success after tests in South with Pick n Pay, a leading supermarket retailer in the country, and Absa Bank, a subsidiary of Barclays […]

And finally…extra curricular collateral

And finally…extra curricular collateral

The African state of Zimbabwe, which last week allowed people to use their livestock, such as goats, cows and sheep, to back bank loans, has now extended the practise to paying for school tuition amid a worsening cash crisis in the former British colony. The country’s education minister Lazarus Dokora told the pro-government Sunday Mail newspaper that […]

And finally…introverts make best corporate leaders

And finally…introverts make best corporate leaders

While the image of the classic CEO is of brash, confident, charismatic and extroverted, a new study has suggests that this may only be the case because they interview well. Researchers from ghSmart, a Chicago-based consultancy firm have looked at the personalities of 2,000 executives and found that the majority of successful CEOs were, in […]

And finally…prison cell sized Scottish beach huts selling for £25,000

And finally…prison cell sized Scottish beach huts selling for £25,000

Beach huts on the Moray Firth with dimensions smaller than a prison cell are currently selling for £25,000, it has emerged. The exclusive new-build development at Findhorn of just 30 timber huts have no windows, running water or electricity and measure just 2 metres by 2.5 metres. The five square metres boasted by the huts compares […]

And finally…raging bull

And finally…raging bull

The sculptor of Wall Street’s famous “Charging Bull” statue is accusing New York City of violating his legal rights by allowing the “Fearless Girl” statue to be installed facing the bronze beast, without his permission. The Guardian reports that Italian-born sculptor Arturo Di Modica has complained that the presence of the girl infringed on his own artistic copyright […]

And finally…marital rivalry sees wife scoop £80,000 after late goal

And finally…marital rivalry sees wife scoop £80,000 after late goal

A Scottish woman who was playing Sky Sports’ football score-predictor game just to beat her husband has scooped £80,000 -and beaten her husband. Lynn Kemp, a risk analyst from Longniddry, near Edinburgh, entered the TV broadcaster’s Super Six predictor, in which players have to correctly guess the scores of six Premier League matches to try […]

And finally…Want a free house? You better move it

And finally…Want a free house? You better move it

A housing developer is giving away one of his properties for free to a needy family in New Zealand’s largest city, but they will have to find somewhere to put it. Auckland businessman Dave Rennie has listed the three-bedroom property with a zero-dollar price tag, with the proviso that the buyers move it to their […]