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Democracy takes a huge hit in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong’s Chief Executive leader Carrie Lam defends her government’s raids on pro-democracy news organisation, Apple Daily.

The Chief Executive leader of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam has responded to criticisms of her government’s move to raid the publication, Apple Daily.

Lam says the criticisms are “beautifying” acts that have ultimately endangered national security.

The leader believes the media “has the ability to grasp what types of activities would endanger national security”.

Hong Kong leader says ‘it’s fine to criticise the government’

She says “it is fine to criticise the Hong Kong government, but if there is an intent or organised activity to incite or subvert the government, that’s another thing.”

Lam says the national security measures are “preventive and penalising” and believes allegations that the laws are suppressing freedom of speech are “wrong”.

Article 23

It comes as the leader flags that she may not be able to legislate Article 23 of the city-state’s Basic Law.

Article 23 provides that Hong Kong must enact a range of laws that work in accordance with the national security law that was imposed by Beijing this time last year.

William is an Executive News Producer at TICKER NEWS, responsible for the production and direction of news bulletins. William is also the presenter of the hourly Weather + Climate segment. With qualifications in Journalism and Law (LLB), William previously worked at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) before moving to TICKER NEWS. He was also an intern at the Seven Network's 'Sunrise'. A creative-minded individual, William has a passion for broadcast journalism and reporting on global politics and international affairs.

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Amazon Prime’s ‘The Boys’ Season 4 will explore contemporary political polarisation

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Show creator Eric Kripke hints at a narrative that will not shy away from uncomfortable truths, promising a season that challenges viewers to confront their own beliefs and biases.

Known for its bold satire and unflinching critique of societal issues, the series seems poised to dissect the current climate of division with its trademark blend of dark humour and gritty realism, as reported by Reuters.

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Tesla shareholders approve historic $56B Elon Musk pay package

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Tesla shareholders have voted to approve Elon Musk’s unprecedented $56 billion compensation package, underscoring their confidence in his leadership and vision for the electric car company.

The package, which is tied to ambitious performance targets, includes a mix of stock options and bonuses contingent upon Tesla’s financial and operational milestones over the next decade.

As reported by Reuters, the approval underscores the support that Musk enjoys from Tesla’s retail investor base, many of whom are vocal fans of the mercurial billionaire.

The proposal passed despite opposition from some large institutional investors and proxy firms.

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The secret aspect of exercise and trauma release

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Recent studies have shed new light on the profound impact sedentary behavior is having on mental health.

A meta-analysis revealed a strong correlation between increased sitting time and higher rates of depression.

Now, many experts believe that movement and exercise are not only beneficial for mental health but also play a crucial role in trauma release.

Jenni Crumpton Ross, the President and CEO of Kula for Karma joins Veronica Dudo to discuss.

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