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Transfer news and gossip LIVE: Everton prepare bid for ex-Liverpool ace, Reds battle Chelsea for £60m Werner, Arsenal in talks over £26m signing

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]The transfer window is now open and we will keep you across all the big news, rumours and gossip throughout January. Tune into talkSPORT for the very latest news and expert reaction from former managers, players and top pundits and follow our live rolling blog below… Top stories on talkSPORT.com Man United ‘too cautious and […] talkSPORT
News flash from Florida legislators: Telegraph era is over

News flash from Florida legislators: Telegraph era is over

Technology
Florida lawmakers are transmitting a news bulletin: The telegraph era is overBy BOBBY CAINA CALVANJanuary 15, 2020, 8:33 PM3 min readTALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida lawmakers are transmitting a news bulletin: The telegraph era is over. Before there was instant messaging, emails and even corded telephones, there was the reliable telegraph to instantaneously transmit messages far and wide. Now, people turn to the internet, text messaging, Twitter, gifs and emojis to write their long-distance notes. While thumbing through a volume of Florida laws, state Rep. Tommy Gregory and a colleague came upon old statutes regulating the telegraph industry. “I wondered if they were now obsolete,” said Gregory, a former lieutenant colonel in the Air Force. “We probably haven't sent a telegraph in the state
Women have steeper blood pressure increases over lifespan than men

Women have steeper blood pressure increases over lifespan than men

Health
Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Historically, it has been thought that men are at higher risk for heart disease than women -- and that they are more prone to developing common signs like high blood pressure at a younger age. However, a new study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Cardiology calls these long-held beliefs into question. The authors found that blood pressure, or BP, measures "actually progress more rapidly in women than in men" and begin early in life, perhaps placing women at risk for "later-life cardiovascular diseases that tend to present differently, not simply later." Overall, they report that women exhibit a steeper increase in BP, which continues throughout life. "If we assume that women and men exhibit variations of the same fundamental physiology, then conventional analyses ...
Backlash gathers speed over taxpayers’ Flybe rescue

Backlash gathers speed over taxpayers’ Flybe rescue

Business
Green groups and air industry rivals have attacked the government over the taxpayer support that is enabling Flybe to keep flying.After Sky News revealed on Sunday night that the regional airline was in frantic talks to avert collapse, ministers announced on Tuesday evening that an agreement had been struck to safeguard its immediate future. The terms included the deferral of Air Passenger Duty (APD) payments, amounting to more than £100m, in return for the independent airline's major shareholders injecting tens of millions in new funds.The measures, to date, mean 2,400 jobs at Flybe are safe - for now.But no additional details have been released and the government is understood to still be negotiating a loan on commercial terms with the airline, casting continuing doubt on its long-term f
China says Human Rights Watch barred over protest support

China says Human Rights Watch barred over protest support

World
China says it barred the head of the internationally renowned organization Human Rights Watch from entering Hong Kong due to the group's support for the territory's ongoing protest movementByThe Associated PressJanuary 13, 2020, 10:17 AM2 min readBEIJING -- China said Monday it barred the head of the internationally renowned organization Human Rights Watch from entering Hong Kong due to the group's support for the territory's ongoing protest movement. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Human Rights Watch had instigated “anti-China activists" to “engage in radical violent crimes, and incite separatist activities hyping Hong Kong independence." Groups such as Human Rights Watch were responsible for the current unrest in Hong Kong, and “deserve sanctions and must pay a price," Gen