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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has RETIRED from football with immediate effect after leaving AC Milan
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has surprised the footballing world by announcing his retirement with immediate effect after AC Milan's final match of the season on Sunday night.
BGT viewers call for judges to be AXED after choosing pants-clad Tonikaku as their wildcard
Many fans were disgruntled the scantily dressed performer had been chosen over his rival, beatboxer MB14.
Why Bill Gates Recommends This Novel About Videogames
Bill Gates wrote a blog post this week recommending a novel about videogame development. Gates calls Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow. "one of the biggest books of last year," telling the story of "two friends who bond over Super Mario Bros. as kids and grow up to make video games together." Although there are plenty of video games mentioned in the book — Oregon Trail is a recurring theme — I'd describe it more as a story about partnership and collaboration. When Sam and Sadie are in college, they create a game called Ichigo that turns out to be a huge hit. Their company, Unfair Games, becomes successful, but the two start to butt heads. Sadie is upset that Sam got most of the credit for Ichigo. Sam is frustrated that Sadie cares more about creating art than about making their company viable... Most of the book is about how a creative partnership can be equal parts remarkable and complicated. I couldn't help but be reminded of my relationship with Paul Allen while I was reading it. Sadie believes that "true collaborators in this life are rare." I agree, and I was lucky to have one in Paul. An early chapter describing how Sam and Sadie worked until sunrise in a dingy apartment in Cambridge, Massachusetts, could have just as easily been about Paul and me coming up with the idea for Microsoft. Like Sam and Sadie, we worked together every day for years. Paul's vision and contributions to the company were absolutely critical to its success, and then he chose to move on. We had a great relationship, but not without some of the complexities that success brings. Zevin really captures what it feels like to start a company that takes off. It's thrilling to know your vision is now real, but success brings a lot of new questions. Once you make money, do you still have something to prove? How does your relationship with your partner change once a lot more people get involved? How do you make the next idea as good as the last? You can't help but wonder whether you would've been as successful if you started up at a different time... Paul and I were very lucky in terms of our timing with Microsoft. We got in when chips were just starting to become powerful but before other people had created established companies... Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow resonated with me for personal reasons, but I think Zevin's exploration of partnership and collaboration is worth reading no matter who you are. Even if you're skeptical about reading a book about video games, the subject is a terrific metaphor for human connection. The book is now being adapted into a movie.
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Mind Doctor MAX PEMBERTON: Mixed sex hospital wards are not just undignified - they're dangerous
Breaches of the rule barring men and women from being treated on the same ward in NHS facilities have more than trebled since Covid. Mind Doctor MAX PEMBERTON is horrified.
Grandmother is the FIFTH person killed by a dog this year after she was mauled to death
Campaigners have demanded urgent changes to the law after two more dog attacks resulted in the death of a 70-year-old (pictured outside her home) and the mauling of an 11-year-old boy.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock is MARRIED! Little Mix star exchanges vows with footballer Andre Gray
The Little Mix singer is understood to have exchanged vows in front of a select group of close friends and family members, among them bandmate Jade Thirlwall.
Jaden Soong, 13-year-old golfer, makes the final round of qualifying for the U.S. Open
The parents of Jaden Soong will have to call their son's middle school with an abnormal reason for his absence: the 13-year-old will be too busy qualifying for the U.S. Open to attend.
Red hot in pink
Thanks to the Pantone colour of the year, Viva Magenta, and the Barbie film, released in the UK on July 21, pink is hard to avoid this summer - but it's far easier to wear than you might think.
HARRY WALLOP joined five million in letting their grass grow for a whole month
HARRY WALLOP: The idea of 'No Mow May' filled me with a stone-cold horror. The concept has been promoted by a wildlife charity called Plantlife.
Phillip Schofield 'won't watch Holly Willoughby's return to This Morning'
Even though she is not speaking to him anymore following the fallout of the scandal, Phillip Schofield does support Holly and wants her to 'shine and smash it', insiders have said.
A new book on boosting your 'spiritual intelligence' has some surprising suggestions
Annie Ridout puts down much of her success to improving what she calls her 'SQ', which stands for 'Spirituality Quotient'. She explains how you too can raise your SQ to feel more fulfilled.
Starmer facing revolt on net zero oil ban: Unions and even Labour MPs attack Sir Keir's plan
Keir Starmer (pictured) is due to unveil his net zero strategy in a speech in Scotland this month, and is expected to include a pledge that any borrowing for investment should be limited to green schemes.
DOMINIC LAWSON: Swift case of my stolen catalytic converter is a sad indictment of modern policing
DOMINIC LAWSON: The catalytic converter of Dominic Lawson's Lexus RX petrol hybrid was stolen and the thieves tore through the exhausts to remove it.
New British lung cancer drug from AstraZeneca is hailed as a 'game changer'
The ground-breaking trial found patients who received osimertinib after surgery were 51 per cent more likely to be alive five years later than those given a dummy pill.
ANDREW NEIL reveals: How I mastered the art of the political interview
ANDREW NEIL: Mail columnist Andrew Neil, 74, has spent almost three decades interrogating politicians on television.
Couple from Loughborough whose VERY ENGLISH kitchens are taking America by storm
Since first appearing on US hit For The Love Of Kitchens in 2021, the UK couple behind deVOL Kitchens have become huge celebrities in America - where everyone wants one of their bespoke refits.
Rishi Sunak to outline his vision to take world lead in policing AI threats when he meets Joe Biden
Rishi Sunak is looking to launch a global AI watchdog in London and hopes to host an international summit to devise rules on AI regulation.
It's not all sex, drugs and rock'n'roll... Dua Lipa reveals she spends her time reading between gigs
Dua Lipa, 27, (pictured) has revealed how she organised a book club with her crew during three years of touring from 2016.
Holly Willoughby will address the Schofield saga on the sofa tomorrow during This Morning
Holly Willoughby will tomorrow make her return to host This Morning. She was said to still be deliberating over whether she will mention her former co-star Phillip Schofield by name.
Charles offers British students a King's ransom for working at Sandringham farm
Applicants should be available for 39 hours per week with the opportunity for generous overtime to cover longer hours 'as required'.