Radamel Falcao is set to become the highest paid player in the Premier League after Manchester United agreed to take the Colombian striker on a one-year loan deal from AS Monaco earlier today.
Manchester United are believed to be paying a £6m loan fee for Falcao's services, and will take on 100 per cent of his £346,000 a week wages.
Adding up to an annual salary of £18m per year, the striker will become the highest paid footballer in England, with the striker earning more than new United teammate and captain Wayne Rooney.
Following last week's arrival of Angel di Maria to Old Trafford, United now have the three highest-paid players in the league. Di Maria has signed a five-year deal worth an annual £15.1m, while Rooney had previously been in possession of the league's fattest paycheque after signing a new £300,000 a week contract in February. Robin van Persie is not far behind with an annual salary of £9.6m.
Falcao's contract is so huge, United will pay him more than Arsenal will pay Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil combined.
Put together, United's front three of van Persie, Rooney and Falcao will cost the club £46.8m this season.
The move for Falcao comes after the biggest summer spending spree in Manchester United's history. The £6m loan fee will take United's total summer spending to a whopping £169m. No club in the Premier League has spent more.
It also means United will have shelled out roughly 20 per cent of the £821m spent by Premier League clubs this summer. Explore all the spending data for yourself in our interactive transfer map below.
According to those in the know, the glitch has now been patched by Apple:
The end of fun, Apple have just patched FindMyIphone bug. So ibrute is not applicable any more.
— HackApp (@hackappcom) September 1, 2014
— HackApp (@hackappcom) September 1, 2014
This week thousands of children returned to school to find themselves faced with a new subject: computer programming.
England's five-year-olds are the only ones in the G20 to be taught programming, in a move the government hopes will turn the nation's children into budding tech entrepreneurs.
But children at academies may be spared the new curriculum - only local authority schools are compelled to teach the new subject.
Teachers who will be pioneering computer programming in the national curriculum for key stage 1 will be responsible for making children understand algorithms, how they are implemented on digital devices and the programs that execute them, by following precise and unambiguous instructions.
Five-year-olds will also be taught how to create and debug simple programs. Teachers are told this may take the form of writing commands for a Bee-Bot or Roamer, or by snapping on-screen program building "blocks" together, like this:
The language behind the blocks is Scratch JNR - a simple programming language that's supposed to introduce children to basic concepts of algorithms and logical reasoning.
Scratch JNR showcases four examples of how it introduces children to the wonders of programming.
Pupils are taught how make a scary-looking forest, creating multiple characters using scripts:
To get kids into using sound and motion blocks, there is the ever-rewarding prospect of making overly enthusiastic on-screen characters dance to their hearts' content.
The learning process for using the "repeat" block is making this adorable cat dribble a basketball:
To be fair, computer programming for the under-10s isn't all cat-dribbling and creepy forests. Pupils will be instructed to use technology safely and respectfully, keeping their personal information to themselves. They will be given early advice to treat others with respect - essentially "don't be a troll".
While there hasn't been enough time to assess children's attitudes to the new class, the older generation of tech enthusiasts are delighted with programme.
“Many more young people will now leave secondary education with a far stronger grounding in technology,” said Tech City UK chief executive Gerard Grech.
David Richards, chief executive of software firm WANdisco, added that Britain previously had “a national curriculum out of synch with the needs of our technology and software companies”.