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Dustin Poirier ramps up Conor McGregor preparations by choking World’s Strongest Man Brian Shaw before trilogy fight at UFC 264 on July 10

Dustin Poirier ramps up Conor McGregor preparations by choking World’s Strongest Man Brian Shaw before trilogy fight at UFC 264 on July 10

Sports
Dustin Poirier has ramped up his preparations for Conor McGregor by grappling with four-time World’s Strongest Man Brian Shaw. ‘The Diamond’ is set to fight McGregor for a third time at UFC 264 after knocking out the Irishman at UFC 257 in January. Derek Hall (Twitter) Dustin Poirier and four time World’s Strongest Man winner Brian Shaw train together in Colorado Poirier turned down a lightweight title opportunity in order to pursue a more lucrative bout against ‘The Notorious’ and will know a repeat of his heroics on Fight Island will put him in pole position to challenge for the belt. Before he can consider facing the winner of Michael Chandler vs Charles Oliveira or his third fight with McGregor, the 32-year-old has decided to draft in...
‘Black Widow’ set for July 9 release on Disney+, in theaters

‘Black Widow’ set for July 9 release on Disney+, in theaters

Entertainment
March 23 (UPI) -- Scarlett Johansson's standalone superhero movie, Black Widow, will be released on Disney+ and in theaters on July 9. It was slated to debut exclusively in theaters on May 7. Advertisement "Black Widow in theaters July 9 and on #DisneyPlus with Premier Access. Additional fees required," the streaming service tweeted Tuesday. Directed by Cate Shortland, Black Widow co-stars Florence Pugh, David Harbour and O-T Fagbenle. It takes place after the events of the 2016 blockbuster, Captain America: Civil War. Another film getting a dual-platform release will be Cruella, the live-action 101 Dalmations prequel, starring Emma Stone and Emma Thompson. It is keeping its May 28 premiere date in theaters, but will also be available on the streaming service. "Today's announcement reflec...
Covid pandemic: Biden eyes 4 July as ‘Independence Day’ from virus

Covid pandemic: Biden eyes 4 July as ‘Independence Day’ from virus

World
President Joe Biden has said he is hopeful that America can "mark independence" from Covid-19 on 4 July if people get vaccinated.In his first primetime address as president, Mr Biden said he would order states to make all adults eligible for vaccinations by 1 May.Current measures prioritise people by age or health condition. Mr Biden was speaking exactly a year to the day after the outbreak was classified a global pandemic. Half a million Americans have since died - more than the death toll from World War One, World War Two, and the Vietnam War combined. Schools have been closed, businesses shuttered and people kept apart.What 500,000 US deaths look likeUnemployed in the US: 'I don’t know what to do' Last year many Americans were forced to forgo the elaborate parades, fireworks displays an...
UK economy still 11.7% below pre-pandemic level in July – ONS

UK economy still 11.7% below pre-pandemic level in July – ONS

Business
The economy remained 11.7% below its coronavirus pandemic peak in July as the UK emerges from its sharpest recession on record, official figures show.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 6.6% in the month as more parts of the economy awakened from the enforced hibernation of the COVID-19 lockdown. The deep sleep for activity sparked the largest recession in UK history in the second quarter of the year - a slump of 20.4% - driven by the first full month of COVID-19 restrictions in April. Month-on-month growth was recorded in May and in June.ONS director of economic statistics Darren Morgan said of July's growth: "While it has continued steadily on the path towards recovery, the UK economy still has to make up nearly...
UK economy continues recovery in July

UK economy continues recovery in July

Business
The UK economy grew by 6.6% in July, according to official figures, but output remains far below pre-pandemic levels.It is the third month in a row that the economy has expanded. But the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that the UK "has still only recovered just over half of the lost output caused by the coronavirus".Hairdressers, pubs and restaurants contributed to growth after companies were allowed to reopen in July.However, the UK's economy is still 11.7% smaller than it was in February and growth in July was slower than the 8.7% expansion seen in June.Thomas Pugh, UK economist at Capital Economics, said the reopening of restaurants and pubs meant the accommodation and food services sector "rose by a whopping 140.8%"...