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Theo Walcott insists Wayne Rooney's advice was the major factor behind him joining Everton

Theo Walcott has revealed he was talked into swapping Arsenal for Everton by former England team-mate Wayne Rooney. The 28-year-old forward, who won two FA Cups with Arsenal, completed his switch from the Gunners to Goodison Park on a three-and-a-half-year contract on Wednesday evening. Walcott joined for an undisclosed fee but manager Sam Allardyce’s second signing of the January transfer window reportedly cost £20million. And the England international insists Rooney’s advice was a major factor as he targets trophies with the Toffees. “I had numerous chats with Wayne and that…

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Facebook plans major changes to news feed

Facebook is to change how its news feed works, making posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent. Instead, content that sparks conversations among family and friends who use the site will be emphasised, explained chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on his page. Organisations on Facebook may see the popularity of their posts decrease as a result, the firm acknowledged. The changes will take effect over the coming weeks. “We’ve gotten feedback from our community that public content – posts from businesses, brands and media – is crowding out the personal…

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Major shift as Trump opens way for Medicaid work requirement

In a major policy shift that could affect millions of low-income people, the Trump administration said Thursday it is offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Seema Verma, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said work and community involvement can make a positive difference in people’s lives and in their health. Still, the plan probably will face strong political opposition and even legal challenges over concerns people would lose coverage. Medicaid is a federal-state collaboration covering more than 70 million…

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CES 2018: Power cut at major Las Vegas electronics show

The giant consumer electronics show CES has suffered a power cut, plunging part of the event into darkness. The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)’s central hall went dark at around 11:20 local time (19:20 GMT) . Organisers tweeted that they were experiencing an “isolated power outage”. They added they were working to resolve it. Attendees were evacuated from the affected space, which hosts booths for LG, Samsung and Sony among others. BBC reporters at the scene said that security guards were also preventing people from entering the LVCC’s North Hall,…

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Remember Bettina Liano? Her daughter just scored a major gig

If you lived through the 1990s, chances are you owned a pair (or three) of Bettina Liano jeans. Now, Olympia Christou, the daughter of the famed designer, is set to make her own mark on Australian fashion, as one of the faces of the Melbourne Fashion Festival. Play VideoDon’t Play Up Next Floating runway show hits Sydney Harbour Play VideoDon’t Play Video duration 01:07 More Fashion Videos Previous slideNext slide Melbourne Fashion Festival 2018 preview This year’s Virgin Australia Melbourne Film Festival campaign stars Olympia Christou, the daughter of Bettina Liano, 1980s/1990s…

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Meryl Streep and Mariah Carey had a major Globes mix-up

Seat fillers at awards ceremonies are normally paid a pretty penny to cover for celebrity guests when they go to the toilet. At this year’s Golden Globes, Mariah Carey did the job for free after accidentally taking Meryl Streep’s seat during an ill-timed toilet break. The diva tweeted that she found herself sitting next to Steven Spielberg and asked Streep to forgive her. Luckily Meryl saw the funny side and said she could take her seat any time. Skip Twitter post by @MariahCarey Got caught mingling on the way to…

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Major flaw in millions of Intel chips revealed

A serious flaw in the design of Intel’s chips will require Microsoft, Linux and Apple to update operating systems for computers around the world. Intel has not yet released the details of the vulnerability, but it is believed to affect chips in millions of computers from the last decade. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said it was aware of the issue and that patches were being produced. Some experts said a software fix could slow down computers. “We are aware of reports about a potential flaw affecting some…

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