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London Bridge is down: what happens next?

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The United Kingdom is mourning the loss of its longest-serving Monarch, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II has passed away at her Balmoral residence surrounded by her family.

The death of the 96-year-old Monarch begins a period of mourning across the United Kingdom and Commonwealth realms, where strict royal protocols are in place.

At the time of her death, UK Prime Minister Liz Truss was called with the secret message ‘London Bridge is Down’.

The phrase was delivered by civil servants through secure telephone lines.

D-Day

This is also known as the day of Queen Elizabeth II dies.

Buckingham Palace confirmed her death with a placard at the front of her London residence. Flags have been lowered to half mast, as Prince Charles becomes King Charles III.

“We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.”

His Majesty, King CHARLES

It’s understood Queen Elizabeth’s coffin will temporarily remain at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Then, it will travel to London either by air or on the British Royal Train.

Once D-Day passes, the subsequent days will become D+1, D+2, and so on.

How long does the mourning period last?

There are 10 official days between Her Majesty’s death and when she is laid to rest.

On D-3, King Charles embarks on a Royal Tour of the United Kingdom. He will conduct a guard of honour inspection and continue to mourn his mother’s death.

Then, he will make his way to Northern Ireland and attend remembrance services.

King Charles III’s official coronation will take place next year.

By D-5, the King will return to London where the Imperial State Crown and flowers will be laid on the Queen’s coffin.

The Royal Family are expected to hold prayers and a gun carriage procession will take place at 2:30pm local time.

Half an hour later, the coffin will arrive at Westminster Hall and be moved inside.

Eight days after her death, the King will meet with Governor Generals and Prime Ministers from the Commonwealth realms, and around the world.

D-9 will involve last minute preparations for Her Majesty’s funeral. It is unclear whether the Royal Family will make any public appearances at this time.

On the tenth day, the United Kingdom and the world will bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II.

Her coffin will be moved to Windsor Castle, where a service will then be held at St George’s Chapel.

Her Majesty’s final resting place will be in the Royal Vault, while a private burial will be held.

The day after Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, flags will move back to full mast and an additional mourning period will be determined by the UK Government.

What happens in a year from now?

King Charles III’s official coronation will take place in a year. At the same time, the UK and Commonwealth’s currency will be reprinted with the King’s portrait.

There will also be changes to passports, stamps and official uniforms.

Finally, the British national anthem will be changed to ‘God Save the King’.

Costa is a news producer at ticker NEWS. He has previously worked as a regional journalist at the Southern Highlands Express newspaper. He also has several years' experience in the fire and emergency services sector, where he has worked with researchers, policymakers and local communities. He has also worked at the Seven Network during their Olympic Games coverage and in the ABC Melbourne newsroom. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Professional), with expertise in journalism, politics and international relations. His other interests include colonial legacies in the Pacific, counter-terrorism, aviation and travel.

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Trump trial: will the jury selection impact the trial’s outcome?

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The Trump hush money trial has progressed with the selection of the first seven jurors, marking a significant step in the legal proceedings.

  • Seven jurors were selected

  • Defense and prosecution lawyers questioned potential jurors for impartiality

  • The judge warned lawyers he would not tolerate disruptions after he said Former US President Donald Trump audibly muttered during a prospective juror’s questioning

The selection of jurors is a crucial step in ensuring a fair trial, as they will ultimately decide Formers US President Donald Trump’s fate in this legal battle, as reported by Reuters.

The process of jury selection involves careful vetting of potential jurors to ensure impartiality and fairness.

Each juror’s background, beliefs, and potential biases are scrutinised to ensure they can render an impartial verdict based solely on the evidence presented in court.

With seven jurors already chosen, the selection process is expected to continue as both the prosecution and defence seek individuals who can objectively weigh the evidence.

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How a ransomware attack would disrupt the food supply chain

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Massive financial gains continue to be one of the top motivating factors behind cyberattacks.

The Information Technology – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC) has been tracking ransomware incidents and trends since 2021.

Despite government and law enforcement efforts to take down malicious infrastructure, new ransomware strains continue to emerge.

The company just released its analysis of the 2023 ransomware landscape report and insights for 2024.

Jonathan Braley, Director of the Food and Ag-ISAC joins Veronica Dudo to discuss. #IN AMERICA TODAY #featured #ransomware #ransomwareattacks #foodsupplychain

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Curious times for AI & investing as stark reality becomes clear

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Both private funding for startups and corporate mergers and acquisitions within the sector have decreased, reflecting a shift in investor sentiment.

While some AI ventures continue to attract significant investments, experts attribute the overall downturn to challenges in scaling AI technologies and a more cautious investment climate.

Generative AI stands out as a bright spot, experiencing exponential growth in funding despite lingering skepticism among corporate executives.

Amidst this market correction, some view the shift as necessary for a more sustainable investment landscape, predicting stable growth in the coming years.

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