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Tesla's accountant quit after concluding Musk was ignoring go-private advice

Tesla's accountant quit after concluding Musk was ignoring go-private advice

Finance
Tesla's now former chief accounting officer, Dave Morton, quit the company after concluding CEO Elon Musk wasn't interested in accounting details around a potential take-private transaction, according to people familiar with the matter. Morton resigned Sept. 4, according to a company filing released on Friday. Morton said in the filing "the level of public attention placed on the company, as well as the pace within the company, have exceeded my expectations." Morton joined Tesla on Aug. 6 after Tesla approached him for the chief accounting job. Morton saw an opportunity to work with a visionary such as Musk and make life easi...
Specials singer 'numb' after grandson stabbed to death

Specials singer 'numb' after grandson stabbed to death

Entertainment
The Specials singer Neville Staple has said he is "numb" following the fatal stabbing of his grandson Fidel Glasgow. The 21-year-old man died in hospital less than 12 hours after being knifed in the stomach outside a nightclub in Coventry early on Saturday morning.Mr Staple, who found fame with the Ska band in the late 1970s, told a news conference in the city: "It's quite numb for me. Image: Fidel Glasgow, the grandson of The Specials singer Neville Staple, was fatally stabbed "The knife crime stuff that's been around now, I'm really feeling that because when we do shows, we talk about that, encourage the fans if they know anybody to try to straighten it out. We're advocates for don't carry knives."At the moment I can...
Federer out of US Open after losing to world number 55

Federer out of US Open after losing to world number 55

Sports
2018 US OpenVenue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 27 August-9 September Coverage: Live radio coverage on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; live text commentaries on the BBC Sport websiteRoger Federer has been knocked out of the US Open in the fourth round by world number 55 John Millman.The 37-year-old Swiss had prioritised winning a sixth title at Flushing Meadows but was beaten 3-6 7-5 7-6 (9-7) 7-6 (7-3) in three hours 35 minutes.It is the first time Federer has lost to a player ranked outside of the top 50 at the US Open. Australian Millman will play two-time champion Novak Djokovic in his first Grand Slam quarter-final on Wednesday.Millman, 29, is the only unseeded player left in the las...
TSB boss Paul Pester to step down after IT fiasco

TSB boss Paul Pester to step down after IT fiasco

Business
TSB chief Paul Pester is to step down after seven years in charge, in the wake of a major IT failure at the bank.In April this year, customers were left without access to online banking services for several weeks when an attempt to move data to a new computer system went wrong.The bank is still struggling to get its IT systems to work properly.On Monday, it apologised to customers who faced disruption to their online and mobile banking over the weekend.Following Mr Pester's departure, TSB chairman Richard Meddings will take on the role of executive chairman until a new chief executive is appointed.Mr Meddings said: "Although there is more to do to achieve full stability for customers, the bank's IT systems and services are much improved since the IT migra...
Texan says he's selling 3D-printed gun plans after ruling

Texan says he's selling 3D-printed gun plans after ruling

Technology
The owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns said Tuesday that he has begun selling the blueprints through his website to anyone who wants to make one, after a federal court order barred him from posting the plans online.  Cody Wilson said at a news conference that he started selling the plans Tuesday morning and that he had already received nearly 400 orders. He said he'll sell the plans for as little as a penny to anyone in the U.S. who wants them. "Anyone who wants to get these files is going to get them," Wilson said, noting he can only sell to U.S. customers. "They can name their own price." Wilson said that blueprints purchased through his company's website could be downloaded on a thumb drive and shipped to buyers by standard mail, sent by email or sent...