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Star Wars reboot: ‘Rey returns to show off new Jedi Order’

Star Wars reboot: 'Rey returns to show off new Jedi Order'

Star Wars hero Rey Skywalker (Ridley) walked away from Episode Nine – The Rise of Skywalker as the only Jedi left in the universe. The character saved the galaxy by defeating Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) and ending the Dark Side’s reign. However, Star Wars leaker Mike Zeroh claims she will be making a triumphant return in an upcoming Disney Plus TV show.

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Zeroh has frequently made claims about what is coming next for the Star Wars franchise, but has not always been correct – so it is recommended you take his reports with a grain of salt.

With that said, Zeroh’s latest video has him detailing what is said to be Disney’s next big Star Wars TV show.

The YouTuber has said the new live-action Tv event is going to show off a “major redesign” of Rey.

On top of this, he added Rey would be making a “cameo appearance” but would not be making a “significant dedication” to the series.

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The interesting part of this report is that Rey’s cameo is said to be reminiscent of Luke Skywalker’s (Mark Hamill) in the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian.

During the episode in question, Luke arrived to save Mando (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu / Baby Yoda from a horde of killing machines – thus expanding his storyline in the process.

Zeroh said: “The series is said to also involve a big tease of Rey’s new Jedi Order.

“[It] will give fans a glimpse of what the Jedi Order is set to be like after Episode Nine.”

Daisy said: “I mean, never say never. I’m always open to a revisit. But also the beautiful thing is it’s this wonderful, huge universe with all of these stories that have yet to be told.

“I think there’s a lot of cool things to be made before any potential revisit.”

Daisy added: “I don’t think it’ll ever feel properly like goodbye because it’s such a wonderful little web of people.

“It’s a really nice club to be a part of. Plus, I had such a good time. I loved my experience. In terms of revisiting the character, I think that’s a bye-bye for now.”

Rey’s return is yet to be officially announced or revealed, but Disney will likely announce a new slate of films and TV shows later this year.

Considering The Rise of Skywalker left many questions unanswered in her story, it would be safe to assume fans will see Rey at some point in the future.

Whether she will be returning alongside the likes of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) is another question entirely.

The Star Wars saga is available on Disney Plus now.

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Nintendo Switch Oled pre order starts today: Latest Gamestop, Best Buy, GAME news

Nintendo Switch Oled pre order starts today: Latest Gamestop, Best Buy, GAME news

The Nintendo Switch Oled model is coming out later this year, and gamers can start pre-ordering now.

However, like with other big product launches in 2020 and this year, gamers are struggling to find an option to buy one.

The good news is that Nintendo Switch Oled pre-order options have started today in North America and have already begun in the UK.

Argos has an active page offering the Nintendo Switch Oled console that appears to allow you to add it to your trolley.

So that might be the first place to try when trying to buy in the UK this month and later in 2021.

The official GAME UK page states that console hunters can sign up to get updates regarding availability, adding:

“We’re currently out of stock of the Nintendo Oled Model. Enter your email address below to sign up to receive email updates when stock becomes available again.”

But like those customers who have been trying to buy Xbox Series X and PS5 consoles in 2021, it looks like this new Nintendo product is going to sell out quickly.

Gamestop revealed on Twitter today that they would begin selling Switch Oled consoles today as part of the pre-order process.

And if you check the site right now, it states that the $ 349.99 console is currently not available to pre-order.

The only consolation is that gamers could receive updates regarding when the new Nintendo Switch console is available to buy via Twitter messages and official sign-ups.

The Switch OLED Model features a host of improvements over the original model, such as a wider adjustable stand for tabletop mode and a LAN port for improved online performance.

With 64BG of internal storage, the Nintendo Switch OLED Model can hold more games – although you’ll probably still need an SD card if you download lots of games.

Finally, Nintendo has confirmed that the Nintendo Switch OLED Model will feature improved audio thanks to the beefier speakers.

Elsewhere, the stylish new console will launch with a brand new colour scheme, as well as the classic Neon Red and Neon Blue set-up.

Fans will be able to purchase a white model, complete with white Joy-Con controllers, a black main unit and a white dock.

Unlike the Switch Lite, the OLED Model will support both handheld and docked gameplay, meaning it can be played at home on the TV, and on the go.

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NASCAR at New Hampshire: Starting order, pole for Sunday’s race without qualifying

NASCAR at New Hampshire: Starting order, pole for Sunday's race without qualifying

The starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was set by applying the statistical formula NASCAR is using for the majority of the series’ races in 2021.

Drivers’ starting positions for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (3 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) were based on four factors:

  • Driver’s finishing position from the previous race (25 percent)
  • Car owner’s finishing position from the previous race (25 percent)
  • Team owner points ranking (35 percent)
  • Fastest lap from the previous race (15 percent)

NASCAR is conducting qualifying and practice for just eight Cup Series races in the 2021 season. The remaining sessions will be held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in August and at Phoenix for the season-ending Championship 4 race in November.

Below is the starting lineup, which was set without qualifying, for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s 1.058-mile oval.

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Who won the pole for the NASCAR race at New Hampshire?

Kyle Busch, who has won three times at New Hampshire in the Cup Series, will be on the pole for Sunday’s race. This is his first pole win of the season. He finished second to his brother, Kurt Busch, last weekend at Atlanta and his Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota team is third in the point standings after 21 races.

To his outside on the front row will be JGR teammate Martin Truex Jr., whose No. 19 team is seventh in the standings. Truex came home third at Atlanta. 

The second row will feature the Chevrolets of defending series champion Chase Elliott (third) and Kurt Busch (fourth).

Series points leader Denny Hamlin will start sixth. The driver of the JGR No. 11 car is still seeking his first win of the year. 

NASCAR starting lineup at New Hampshire

NASCAR used a mathematical formula to set the starting lineup for Sunday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the Foxwoods Casino Resort 301. Thirty-seven cars were entered for the race.

Start pos. Driver Car No. Team
1 Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
2 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
3 Chase Elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
4 Kurt Busch 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
5 Alex Bowman 48 Hendrick Motorsports
6 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
7 Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penske
8 Tyler Reddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
9 Christopher Bell 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
10 Kyle Larson 5 Hendrick Motorsports
11 Brad Keselowski 2 Team Penske
12 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
13 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
14 Matt DiBenedetto 21 Wood Brothers Racing
15 Joey Logano 22 Team Penske
16 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
17 Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Racing
18 Bubba Wallace 23 23XI Racing
19 Chase Briscoe 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
20 Ross Chastain 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
21 Cole Custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
22 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
23 Michael McDowell 34 Front Row Motorsports
24 Erik Jones 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
25 Ryan Preece 37 JTG Daugherty Racing
26 Corey LaJoie 7 Spire Motorsports
27 Anthony Alfredo 38 Front Row Motorsports
28 Ryan Newman 6 Roush Fenway Racing
29 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
30 Justin Haley 77 Spire Motorsports
31 Daniel Suarez 99 Trackhouse Racing Team
32 BJ McLeod 78 Live Fast Motorsports
33 Garrett Smithley 53 Rick Ware Racing
34 Cody Ware 51 Petty Ware Racing
35 Josh Bilicki 52 Rick Ware Racing
36 Quin Houff 00 StarCom Racing
37 James Davison 15 Rick Ware Racing

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G-20 set to redefine world economic order post Trump, pandemic

G-20 set to redefine world economic order post Trump, pandemic

Global finance chiefs this week will make their most concerted effort yet to redefine the world economic order in the era after Donald Trump and the coronavirus pandemic.

With trade tensions no longer bedevilling the Group of 20 economies in the way they did during the former US president’s tenure, the first in-person meeting of its finance ministers since the disease struck last year will attempt to forge consensus on unfinished business ranging from climate change to corporate taxation.

Alongside those issues, the July 9-10 gathering is likely to take stock of an incomplete global recovery, clouded by the persistent threat of setbacks from new variants of the coronavirus. That may focus minds on the need for continued fiscal efforts to support growth, amid mounting inflation concerns and oil prices that remain elevated following this week’s breakdown in OPEC+ talks.

“The global economies are working together again,” said Rosamaria Bitetti, an economist at Luiss University in Rome. “This is a huge opportunity for the G-20 to think about how this pandemic showed that in our interconnected world, problems are global and need to be addressed together, leaving nationalism behind.”

With Italy hosting the meeting in Venice as chair of the group, the symbolism of convening in a former hub for trade between continents won’t be lost on participants. They can also look to the name of the city’s fire-cursed opera house — La Fenice, or the Phoenix — for inspiration on what to strive for in the embers of an unprecedented global crisis.

The risk is that the scars of discord that haunted international meetings during the Trump years might persist, including echoes of his frequently touted suspicion of China.

For Bruno Le Maire, the French finance minister, the onus is now on the group to build on the consensus it achieved during early stages of the pandemic.

“The G-20 must show in Venice that it can still meet its responsibilities and be able to provide concrete, new and radical responses to the challenges ahead in a continuation of what it has succeeded in doing since February 2020,” he told reporters Tuesday.

Here’s a closer look at some of the areas for discussion:

Fiscal Aid

Finance chiefs will likely discuss ongoing efforts to combat the pandemic’s economic impact, a dialogue that may embrace both the need for continued government support and the prospects of inflation taking hold.

US Treasury officials, briefing reporters Tuesday, said Secretary Janet Yellen will urge other countries not to withdraw COVID-related fiscal measures prematurely. She will also encourage longer-term thinking about boosting economic growth, pointing to President Joe Biden’s proposals for spending on infrastructure, workforce support and green investments.

Such an emphasis also signals that, at least for US officials, keeping the economic recovery on track still carries more urgency than inflation fears. The same is true for Europe, with countries wary of removing generous stimulus too soon and the European Central Bank downplaying price fears.

Uneven Growth

Countries will also discuss ways to avoid excessive divergence between economies as concerns mount about the impact of new virus strains on the recovery.

Even just within Europe, the rebound is “highly uneven”, according to the European Commission, which this week predicted Germany and the Netherlands will reach pre-crisis levels of output a full year ahead of Italy and Spain. That phenomenon is playing out across the globe, auguring widening disparities between countries and regions.

“The world is facing a worsening two-track recovery,” IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said in a blog post on Wednesday. “It is a critical moment that calls for urgent action by the G-20.”

Climate Change

The G-20 has long struggled to agree on how to combat climate change, and this meeting, in a city more vulnerable than most to rising sea levels, is likely to feature yet more debate.

In an address at a separate climate change conference on Sunday, Yellen may reiterate the US view that marshalling private finance will be crucial in addressing the problem.

Under Biden, the US is catching up with efforts by Europe to prepare a system for requiring companies to disclose more information about how climate change threatens their operations. Climate-related financial disclosures may be an issue discussed at both the G-20 and the subsequent conference.

Corporate Tax

Ministers are set to endorse a global deal among 131 countries brokered by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development that proposes a minimum corporate tax of at least 15%, and new rules for dividing up the tax revenues from the world’s largest companies.

While discussions are scheduled to continue until October when G-20 leaders meet in Rome, a preliminary nod in Venice would mark another important step toward reshaping the global tax landscape.

The negotiations could still get bogged down over disagreements such as how much tax revenue should be redistributed to developing economies, and whether countries will meet the US demand to withdraw digital levies once new global rules are in place.

IMF Resources

Special drawing rights, known as SDRs, will also be among topics as the International Monetary Fund prepares the biggest resource injection in its history to help boost global liquidity and help emerging and low-income nations deal with mounting debt.

France is pushing for rich countries to re-lend their new SDRs so that Africa ultimately receives a total of $ 100bn. To meet that goal, the IMF will need to find an effective mechanism and countries beyond the Group of Seven will need to participate.

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London dispersal order issued as Met fear ‘anti-social behaviour’ as England play Ukraine

London dispersal order issued as Met fear 'anti-social behaviour' as England play Ukraine

The force tweeted: “Due to recent reports of anti-social behaviour we have implemented a section 35 Dispersal Zone in the #City until 7am 04/07/21. Anyone involved will be directed by officers to leave the #City, and may be arrested for not doing so.”

Police have confirmed this is due to reports of anti-social and not directly linked to the England v Ukraine Euro 2020 game.

Section 35 orders derive from the 2014 Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

It grants police heightened, temporary powers to disperse and people, and confiscate items from those gathering in certain areas.

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