Manchester United Transfer News: Anthony Martial Deal Expected to Upset Chelsea

Manchester United’s deadline-day capture of striker Anthony Martial may end as a bigger victory for Louis van Gaal’s side than first expected after it emerged Premier League rivals Chelsea will be angered by the deal.

The MailOnline’s Sunni Upal and Matt Barlow reported the Blues were one of the clubs said to have been turned down by Monaco prior to Martial’s £36 million move to Old Trafford:

“They (Monaco) also expect the other two big clubs to be unhappy, having been assured Martial would not be sold this summer. Chelsea are thought to be one—but one thing is clear—no other club was ready to bid anything like what United did for the 19-year-old.”

Earlier this summer, the Guardian‘s Ed Aarons denied Chelsea had launched a €55 million (£40.4 million) move of their own for the teenager:

It’s not the first time a transfer has erupted in controversy between the two clubs after BBC Sport reported John Obi Mikel’s 2005 move to Stamford Bridge resulted in a high-profile probe.

Upal and Barlow sourced French reports, claiming the deal could rise to cost United an eye-watering £58 million with add-ons, including the percentages Martial’s former clubs Lyon and CO Les Ulis will claim.

Les Gones will receive £7 million of the figure, according to the report, while Dan Levy of France24 proclaims CO Les Ulis can expect a €600,000 windfall, which is no small amount by their standards:

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho already made additions to his attack this summer after finalising deals to bring in Barcelona’s Pedro and Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan, also from Monaco.

However, Manchester United made the decision to fork out a sum Monaco “could not refuse,” according to their vice-president Vadim Vasilyev, per the Daily Star‘s Chisanga Malata:

We wished to keep him this season but Manchester United made an incredible offer that neither Anthony, nor AS Monaco, could refuse. Our project showcases many players and Anthony has proven his worth and potential on the pitch.

Though this move was not planned, it shows the quality of the work undertaken by the technical staff but also that we were right to recruit him two years ago. We wish Anthony the best for the next chapter in his career.

Sealing the services of a prospect as promising as Martial will be well received at Old Trafford, as will the notion United are still capable of trumping their Premier League peers in the hunt for Europe’s top talents.

Outlaying such an extravagant fee for the 19-year-old has produced a mixed reaction among the football community, but the Guardian‘s Daniel Harris hints it could be years before the “investment” can be judged properly:

United launched their mega-money move after scoring just three goals in the first four games of the Premier League season, with club captain Wayne Rooney yet to score domestically this term.

But even considering the desperation to improve matters up front, French football expert Julien Laurens told BT Sport there’s no way Martial was worth the £36 million figure:

A gamble though it may be, the Red Devils will boast bragging rights if Martial is able to revive the prolific form that once saw him score 32 goals in 21 games for Lyon’s under-17s.

Chelsea and Manchester United have exchanged blows as the Premier League’s two most successful sides over the past decade, and Martial’s potential in the years to come could ignite another bitter feud between the two titans of English football.

Eurostar passengers’ views on the latest suspension – video

Passengers give their reactions after their Eurostar train returns to London on Tuesday night, following migrants in France entering the tunnel and blocking the track, preventing the train from reaching Paris. One man says he waited three-and-a-half hours in front of the tunnel before the service returned. Other travellers say they were told about migrants being in the tunnel but otherwise given very little information

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Michael Jackson, Madonna, The Beatles and Other Musicians Imagined as Emojis

People love emojis, there’s basically no denying that. Utilized as a more interpretive means of visual expression and communication, you can convey a slew of messages simply by using those little images. Accordingly, Brazilian art director Bruno Leo Ribeiro has recently revealed a new installment, highlighting famous musicians as emojis. He showcases such iconic acts as Madonna, Kiss, The Beatles, Micheal Jackson, U2, Jimi Hendrix and many more.

Upon getting a preview above, head here to peep each emoji entry.

You can also look forward to 38 new emojis arriving next year.

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Intel Unveils Full Lineup of Skylake Processors for Notebooks and Desktops, Early 2016 Likely for Most Macs

Intel has released detailed information about its upcoming Skylake processors for notebooks and desktops ahead of IFA 2015 in Berlin (via Ars Technica). The sixth-generation chips will deliver CPU and GPU performance improvements and longer battery life, and are likely to power future MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iMac models released over the next year.

Retina MacBook

Intel’s new lineup of Core M processors appropriate for the 12-inch Retina MacBook will provide up to 10 hours of battery life, between 10%-20% faster CPU performance and up to 40% faster graphics compared to equivalent Broadwell chips.

CPU World accurately shared Core m3, Core m5 and Core m7 specifications last week, with all three families of chips including Intel HD 515 graphics, 4MB of L3 cache and 4.5 watt thermal design power (TDP).

Intel Skylake Core M MacBook
The low-end Core m3 6Y30 replaces the Core M-5Y31 and is likely suited for the base model 12-inch MacBook sold for $1,299. The mid-tier Core m5 6Y54 and Core m5 6Y57 replace the Core M-5Y51 on the high-end 12-inch MacBook sold for $1,599, while the high-end Core m7 6Y75 replaces the Core M-5Y71 for top-of-the-line 12-inch MacBook custom configurations.

Core M processors have configurable TDPs, allowing for performance and heat output to be adjusted. Core m3, m5 and m7 chips can be run at 3.5-3.8 watts or be increased to 7 watts to allow for higher CPU clock speeds. For the current 12-inch MacBook, Apple boosted the 900 MHz 5Y31 chip to 1.1 GHz, 1.1 GHz 5Y51 chip to 1.2 GHz and 1.2 GHz 5Y71 chip to 1.3 GHz.

Ars Technica notes that Core M processors should be available to Apple and other PC makers now, meaning that Core m3, m5 and m7-powered notebooks could begin shipping within the next few months. However, given that the 12-inch MacBook just launched in April, it remains uncertain if Apple is willing to release updated models this soon or hold off until 2016.
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Frank Jackson to Duke: Projecting Blue Devils’ 2016-17 Rotation with 5-Star PG

The Duke Blue Devils men’s basketball team still has to figure out its lineup for this upcoming season, but with Tuesday’s commitment from 5-star point guard Frank Jackson, per Reggie Rankin of, the 2016-17 rotation is already starting to take shape.

Jackson, a 6’3″ prospect from Utah who picked the Blue Devils over the Arizona Wildcats, BYU Cougars, Stanford Cardinal and Utah Utes, is Duke’s second pledge in the 2016 class. In July, the team got a commitment from 5-star small forward Jayson Tatum of St. Louis, and combined with the current players who are expected to be on the team in two years, head coach Mike Krzyzewski will have a formidable group at his disposal.

How will he use all the star power that’s headed his way in 2016-17? Check out our projected playing rotation with the most likely starting lineup and the top reserves off the bench.

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Australia’s economy slows as China stumbles

A woman walks past an advertisement for financial services in a bank window in Sydney on September 1, 2015Australia's economy expanded at its slowest quarterly pace for more than two years as mining and construction activity fell and exports declined, data showed Wednesday, hit by weakening growth in its biggest trading partner China. Resources-driven economies such as Australia, Brazil and Canada have been hurt by softening Chinese demand for commodities, which has triggered a dive in prices for metals and oil, sending their currencies tumbling and hitting revenue. Canada, the world's fifth-largest oil producer, said Monday it had fallen into recession for the second time in seven years, while Brazil's GDP contracted for the first two quarters of this year.

Land Rover’s Transparent Trailer concept keeps the rear view clear

The Transparent Trailer uses video feeds from the car's surround camera system together with another digital wireless camera installed in the rear of a trailer, caravan, or horsebox

Last year, Land Rover unveiled its Discovery Vision concept with its Transparent Bonnet, which used cameras and virtual technology to make the front of the car appear “transparent” to the driver. It was a clever idea for eliminating blind spots, but what if you’re hauling a caravan or a horse box? To help eliminate this massive rear blind spot, the company has developed a prototype “Transparent Trailer” system, which extends virtual translucence to the rear.

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Anderson Cooper Says Goodbye To His Puppy Molly

What sad news.

Anderson Cooper may be one of the most perfect men in the world, but even he has to have some bad days.

Well, it seems Tuesday may have just been one of his worst because his puppy Molly passed away earlier in the day.

The CNN anchor paid tribute to his pet pup on Instagram, saying:

“An old picture of my sweet dog Molly, who passed away today.”

We’re so sorry for your loss, Anderson!

Rest in Peace, Molly.

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Power Ranking the PGA Tour Rookies for 2015

With the 2015 PGA Tour season winding down, it’s the perfect time to look back and assess this year’s rookie class power-ranking style.

From Patrick Cantlay (with his lone PGA Tour appearance) to Tony Finau and Justin Thomas (who have camped out near the top of leaderboards for months), all 27 rookies are analyzed and ranked in ascending order.

These power rankings are based on a combination of factors, including FedEx Cup points, number of made cuts and top-25 finishes, with allowances made for significant accomplishments (such as excellent play at the majors) that may not translate fully into points.

Now, let’s take a look at the PGA Tour’s freshman class (as defined by’s Rob Bolton) starting with No. 27 to see how everyone stacked up—and find out if Daniel Berger or Zac Blair was able to beat Finau and Thomas to one of the top spots.

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Canadian Couple Is All Smiles In Selfie As They Walk Down The Aisle… In Divorce Court

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A couple from Calgary, Alberta, Canada was all smiles in a Facebook picture celebrating a momentous occasion, their walk down the divorce court aisle.

As CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported, the picture came complete with the hashtag #DivorceSelfie.

The post had thousands of likes in just a few days. The couple explained their cheerful faces and amicable divorce in the post.

“We’re smiling because we’ve done something extraordinary (we think anyway!) We have respectfully, thoughtfully, and honourably ended our marriage in a way that will allow us to go forward as parenting partners for our children,” they wrote.

Manhattan Matrimonial Law attorney Valerie Tocci said the selfie sheds a positive light on a usually negative event.

“My first impression was that it was funny and cute,” she said, “I like the spirit of the selfie. it shows that these people were able to get through their divorce with a degree of friendliness and humor.”

Tocci said the couple shouldn’t have mentioned their children in the post.

“It affects not only the couple, but the entire family, and the divorce selfie is really about the couple, it’s not so much about the kids,” Tocci said.

Many believe the public post was not private enough.

“I think that’s really bad, you know,” Akash Popat said.

“This is between themselves. Their divorce, so they should keep it to themselves,” Jessica Weston said.

“Do we really care as a society about whether people get divorced or not, is that like a real pressing issue that people need to see?” Eric Gottlieb said.

The couple probably didn’t realize the picture would get worldwide attention. The post has since been removed from public view on Facebook.

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