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Biden to host Australian PM for an official US visit

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Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is set to embark on an official visit to the United States from October 23 to 26, marking his first visit to the U.S. since winning the election last year.

This visit comes amid heightened concerns about China’s influence in the Indo-Pacific region and will address key topics including the AUKUS security pact, climate change, and critical minerals, according to a statement released by Albanese’s office on Thursday.

The leaders of the two nations are expected to hold discussions on a wide range of issues, with the AUKUS security deal taking center stage. The landmark pact has brought Australia and the U.S. closer together, with Australia committing to purchasing U.S. Virginia-class submarines and investing billions in the expansion of American shipyards. The deal is viewed as a significant step in reinforcing security ties between the two countries and countering the regional influence of China.

Addressing the press, Prime Minister Albanese emphasized the importance of his upcoming visit in furthering the collaboration between Australia and the United States. “My visit is an important opportunity to discuss our ambitious climate and clean energy transition, and shared goal of a strong, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific,” Albanese stated in the official statement.

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The trip also signifies the mutual commitment of both nations to an open, stable, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region, as highlighted in a statement released by the White House on Wednesday. The visit aims to underscore the strategic importance of the U.S.-Australia alliance in maintaining regional stability and security.

Originally, President Joe Biden had planned to travel to Sydney in May for a meeting of the Quad, a regional grouping comprised of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States. However, the plans were postponed due to debt ceiling negotiations in Washington. Instead, the leaders of the Quad countries convened on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Hiroshima in May.

In addition to his U.S. visit, Albanese has also received an invitation to visit Beijing. However, the details of the potential trip to China have not yet been finalized.

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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.

Director/Filmmaker Rob Fantozzi unpacks the latest from The Boys and beyond in the entrainment world. #featured

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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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