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Australia’s sporting community in shock after 24-year-old found dead in Spain



Australia’s sporting community is in shock after 24-year-old Liam Hampson was found dead in Spain

Tragic news for Australia’s NRL community today.

Redcliffe Queensland Cup player Liam Hampson has been found dead in Barcelona after travelling to Europe for end-of-season celebrations.

Concerns were first raised for Hampson when he went missing for more than 24 hours after last being spotted at the Sala Apolo nightclub.

A number of friends and family members posted to social media, pleading for help and any information regarding his whereabouts.

Alexander Brimson was the first to raise the alarm, and says Hampson’s disappearance was “very out of character”.

Barcelona police later confirmed the 24-year-old’s body had been found on a nightclub floor.

It’s believed he died after falling from a substantial height.

There’s been an outpouring of grief as Australia’s sporting community processes this tragedy.

The 24-year-old’s father Brett confirmed his son’s death on social media, saying he woke up to news “no one wants to hear”, adding the family is “devastated to find out Liam had an accident and sadly has not survived.”

The statement adds, “we are heartbroken to say the least. Liam had a heart of gold and was a much loved son, brother, grandson, uncle and friend. Words can not express our grief”.

Meanwhile, the family has also extended their thoughts to the group of friends who were travelling with Hampson.

His sister, Tiarna says her brother’s teammates made sure “his last days were the best of his life”.

So truly a devastating situation and one that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact, Britt.

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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China conducts ‘punishment’ war games near Taiwan



China initiated military ‘punishment’ exercises in the waters surrounding Taiwan in response to the newly inaugurated President Lai Ching-te.

These drills come amid escalating tensions in the region, with Beijing asserting its sovereignty over Taiwan, denouncing the inauguration of President Lai Ching-te and labelling this one of several “separatist acts”, as reported by Reuters.

These military manoeuvres are seen as a show of force and a warning to Taiwan and its supporters against any moves perceived as challenging China’s territorial claims.

President Lai has repeatedly offered talks with China but has been rebuffed.

He says only Taiwan’s people can decide their future, and rejects Beijing’s sovereignty claims.

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Apple Music’s controversial top 10 albums of all time



Apple Music has released its highly anticipated “100 Best Albums of All Time” list, with the top 10 rankings causing a bittersweet symphony of destruction for some music lovers.

The list was curated by a panel of experts and based on various factors including cultural impact, critical acclaim, and commercial success, with the aim to celebrate the most influential and timeless albums across genres.

As reported by the official Apple Music Newsroom blog post, the top ten best albums of all time are the following:

10. Lemonade (2016), Beyoncé

9. Nevermind (1991), Nirvana 

8. Back to Black (2006), Amy Winehouse

7. good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012), Kendrick Lamar

6. Songs in the Key of Life (1976), Stevie Wonder

5. Blonde (2016), Frank Ocean

4. Purple Rain (1984), Prince & The Revolution

3. Abbey Road (1969), The Beatles

2. Thriller (1982), Michael Jackson

1. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), Lauryn Hill

In other news, Apple recently became the first company to hit a $3 trillion stock market value, before falling just below that milestone, as reported by Reuters.

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Essential daily protein needs for better health



Protein is a fundamental macronutrient essential for various bodily functions, including muscle repair, enzyme production, and immune system support.

Daily protein requirements can vary significantly based on factors such as activity levels, age, and gender.

To help unpack this topic, Kate Save from BeFitFood joins to share her key insights. #featured

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