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Queen Elizabeth marks 70 years on the throne

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Queen Elizabeth says she is “inspired” by the goodwill of the nation as celebrations for her Platinum Jubilee begin

In a Jubilee message, Her Majesty thanked the public for organising events and says “many happy memories” will be made across the U.K.

Millions are gearing up for street parties to celebrate the monarch’s 70 years on the throne.

The U.K. will have a four-day bank holiday weekend to mark the special occasion.

Millions will flood the streets of London for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

There are a series of official events planned, where celebrities and supporters will flood the streets of London.

London will host the “Trooping the Colour” parade, while a Jubilee Pageant will be held through the streets on Sunday.

It’s believed Ed Sheeran will sing the national anthem with a choir made up of national treasures outside Buckingham Palace.

Prince Harry arrives for Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle have arrived for celebrations.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are accompanied by their two children, Archie and Lilibet.

It is expected Queen Elizabeth will meet Lilibet for the very first time.

A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan say they are excited and honoured to attend the special occasion.

The pair will likely take a back seat in this weekend’s public affairs and will not be joining the rest of the royal family on the balcony for the official public appearance and photo.

Celebrating Queen Elizabeth

The Palace has released a new photo of 96-year-old Queen Elizabeth, taken in her private apartment at Windsor Castle.

The Monarch is wearing a pale blue Angela Kelly coat and dress, which is embellished with pearls and diamantes.

More than 3,000 beacons will be lit across the U.K. and Commonwealth in tribute to the Queen across the weekend.

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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Eisman identifies infrastructure as key investment opportunity

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Famed investor Steve Eisman, has shifted his focus to infrastructure, citing three main reasons.

 

The pandemic-induced shift towards onshore investment, the rise of AI necessitating data centre expansion, and the global push towards greener energy.

Eisman believes these trends offer a decade-long opportunity for investors, with Australia presenting ample opportunities for market participation.

Notable companies to consider for exposure include BlueScope and James Hardie Industries for building materials, Macquarie Technology and Goodman Group for data centres, and Worley, AGL Energy, and Origin Energy for electricity grid upgrades and green infrastructure.

However, Eisman cautions investors to approach utility investments carefully, considering their capital expenditure budgets in renewable energy and grid upgrades.

 

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Civil War cinema brings in the box office dollars

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Alex Garland’s film “Civil War” has made a significant impact at the box office, surpassing expectations with a $25.7 million opening weekend in North America.

Starring Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, and Cailee Spaeny, the film explores a near-future scenario where California and Texas unite against a president’s authoritarian regime. Despite fictional elements, “Civil War” has sparked widespread discussion, with its themes resonating in today’s political climate. The film’s performance, coupled with positive reviews, suggests a promising trajectory in the coming weeks, bolstered by a relatively quiet release schedule.

You can catch the trailer here

 

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Oil likely to see hike following Iran’s Israel attack

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Global oil markets are poised for potential disruption as tensions escalate in the Middle East following Iran’s recent attack on Israel.

The attack, which targeted key infrastructure, has raised concerns about the stability of oil supplies in the region.

Experts predict that the incident could lead to a spike in oil prices as investors react to the heightened geopolitical risk. #ticker today #featured

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