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Manchester United transfer news LIVE: Danny van de Beek to be unveiled after passing medical, RB Leipzig send Dayot Upamecano message

Manchester United transfer news LIVE: Danny van de Beek to be unveiled after passing medical, RB Leipzig send Dayot Upamecano message

Sports
It’s expected to be a busy summer of action for Manchester United in the transfer window. The club have been chasing Jadon Sancho but won’t pay the £108m Borussia Dortmund want, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eyeing a number of other additions – including Jack Grealish, Donny van de Beek and now Dayot Upamecano. Keep up to date with all the latest Manchester United news and transfer gossip below.. Let's block ads! (Why?) talkSPORT
UK has highest number of COVID-19 deaths in Europe after passing Italy

UK has highest number of COVID-19 deaths in Europe after passing Italy

World
The UK now has the highest number of coronavirus-related deaths in Europe, after reporting more fatalities than Italy.The Department of Health has announced a rise of 693 to 29,427, surpassing Italy's latest official figure of 29,315. But experts have urged caution when it comes to these numbers and who has the "worst death rate in Europe" as different countries record COVID-19 deaths differently.There are also variations in population, demographics, population density, as well as how the authorities collect the figures. Image: Italy has a higher proportion of over-65s (22%) in its population compared to the UK As Professor David Spiegelhalter, a leading statistician at the University of Cambridge, pointed out to Sky News: "I think th...
Climate Change: Are we passing some key ‘tipping points’?

Climate Change: Are we passing some key ‘tipping points’?

Science
Critical elements in the Earth’s climate may be more likely to break down than previously thought, according to a group of scientists.Their commentary in the journal Nature says there’s growing evidence that irreversible climatic changes could be triggered within a few decades.The authors claim this could lead to a “climatic emergency” in which one shift amplifies another.But other researchers say the argument is speculative. 'Bleak' outlook as carbon emissions gap grows Greenhouse gas concentrations break records The authors specialise in what’s known as Earth Systems Science, which studies the interactions of elements of the climate system.For several years they have been promoting the theory that the climate may switch suddenly as a result of one cli...
Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests

Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests

Health
A higher percentage of California marijuana products are passing strict safety tests, but the sudden closing of a lab that state authorities found wasn't correctly checking for pesticides has raised new questions about the system intended to protect the purity and potency of legal cannabis. California broadly legalized marijuana at the start of the year, and mandatory testing began in July 1. During the first two months the failure rate was about 20 percent, but state data collected through November showed improvement — about 14 percent of nearly 24,000 products were blocked from store shelves by tests. Cannabis-infused cookies, candies and tinctures continued having the most trouble in test labs: About 26 percent were rejected, though that also was an improved rate compared to the...
Hurricane Maria passing to the east of Bahamas

Hurricane Maria passing to the east of Bahamas

World
Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Hurricane Maria began moving north away from the Caribbean on Friday after lashing many of the islands there over the past week, the National Hurricane Center said.A Category 3 storm, Maria was located 115 miles east-northeast of the Southeastern Bahamas and about 395 miles east-southeast of Nassau in the Bahamas. The storm was moving north-northwest at 9 mph, the NHC said in its 5 p.m. Friday advisory.Forecasters added that the hurricane had maximum sustained winds of 125 mph.A tropical storm warning was in effect for the Turks and Caicos Islands, Southeastern Bahamas and the Central Bahamas.Storm surge-related water levels were forecast to subside in the Turks and Caicos, and Bahamas as Maria moved north.Maria is not expected to make landfall again in the Caribbean, tho...