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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...
Four dead and nearly 350,000 evacuated as world’s strongest storm of 2020 hits Philippines

Four dead and nearly 350,000 evacuated as world’s strongest storm of 2020 hits Philippines

World
At least four people have died and nearly 350,000 are in evacuation centres as a super typhoon hits the Philippines.Goni, the world's strongest storm so far this year, made landfall in the southern Bicol region, with sustained winds of 140mph (225kph) and gusts of 174mph (280kph). The victims included one person who was reportedly hit by a tree and a five-year-old who was washed away after a river overflowed in Albay province.Governor Al Francis Bichara also received reports of volcanic mud flows, as well as electricity supply and communication service outages. Image: Heavy rainfall in Sorsogon city during Typhoon Goni Video footage by news channels and on social media showed rivers overflowing and some dikes destroyed, submerging vil...
Strongest ocean currents will experience more intense heat waves as climate warms

Strongest ocean currents will experience more intense heat waves as climate warms

Science
Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Regions of the ocean that host especially strong currents are more likely to experience intense marine heat waves in the decades ahead, according to a new climate model. Several studies have shown the intensity and frequency of marine heat waves are on the rise. New research -- published Friday in the journal Nature Communications -- suggests the intensity of marine heat wave events will increase at an accelerated rate near large ocean currents. Advertisement According to the new model, the North Atlantic's Gulf Stream, Japan's Kuroshio current, the the Antarctic Circumpolar Current and two major currents near Australia, the Leeuwin current and East Australian Current, will all experience more intense heat waves as the climate continues to warm. "We know marine heat waves...
NATO allies issue strongest warning yet over Russia threat

NATO allies issue strongest warning yet over Russia threat

World
Britain and its NATO allies have used their strongest language yet against Russia, mentioned China for the first time and agreed to a rethink about the future.In a joint declaration, the 29 heads of state and government also pledged to ensure that each country's next-generation 5G communications networks, which have been dogged by suspicion over Huawei, rely "on secure and resilient systems". The document was published at the end of a half-day mini-summit at a golf resort in Watford, northwest of London, to mark NATO's 70th anniversary. Its content was overshadowed by a public fallout between US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over a video that emerged of the latter apparently gossiping about his US counterpart to other leaders.But despite the public r...
Wage growth strongest for nearly a decade

Wage growth strongest for nearly a decade

Business
Pay packets rose by an average of 3.1% in the three months to August, the fastest pace for nearly a decade, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) also said unemployment fell by 47,000 to 1.36 million while the unemployment rate remained at a 43-year low of 4%.Pay growth - excluding bonuses - was up from 2.9% in the previous period.It has not been as strong as 3.1% since the three months to January 2009 and has not been greater since 2008.The figures look less impressive when taking account of the effect of inflation - in real terms pay rose by just 0.7% over the period, though this was still the best since the end of 2016. ONS head of labour market David Freeman said: "People's regular monthly wage packets grew at their strongest rate i...