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Times Square Theater Goes Full Three Billboards in Message to Cuomo

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The Regal Cinema on 42nd and 8th Avenue in Manhattan remains closed during the coronavirus pandemic, so it has no film titles to flash on its marquee. Instead, someone at the theater has decided to use that prime real estate to send a message.

Swapping out “Chief Willoughby” with Governor Andrew Cuomo, the prominent sign changed on Friday to read “48 states have reopened theaters safely Why not New York, Governor Cuomo? #ReopenOurCinemasNY”

The message seen on this particular marquee is not likely to be at any corporate directive, but rather the activity of an individual key holder at this location. Just last week, Cineworld, the UK-based corporate parent of Regal, announced that it was closing all of its US and UK locations (leaving just a few open in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.)

The marquee of the legendary downtown art cinema Film Forum currently reads “The Only Thing We Have To Fear Is Fear Itself.”

Yahoo! Entertainment reports that Adam Aron, head of AMC Theaters, has requested that Cuomo follow California’s lead, and allow theaters to open on a county-by-county basis. The National Association of Theater Owners, who have initiated a set of guidelines called CinemaSafe, claim that theaters can be as safe or safer than malls, gyms, bowling allies, casinos, museums, and indoor dining, all of which have returned, with restrictions, to New York. They also note that “no known COVID infection has yet been traced to a theater despite their being open in most U.S. states and around the world.”

The New York Post reports that an advisor to Cuomo, Richard Azzopardi, responded to the marquee by saying “we understand some people are unhappy, but you know what? Better unhappy than sick or worse.”

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Radhika Apte reveals real reason why she got married

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Radhika Apte needs no introduction to Kollywood fans after her appearance as Superstar Rajinikanth’s wife in ‘Kabali’ directed by Pa Ranjith.  The intense actress impressed with her performance of a meek girl to a mother of a grown-up and especially her reunion scene with Rajini took the audience on an emotional ride.

Radhika is happily married to her British boyfriend Benedict Taylor who is a singer and she shuttles between Mumbai and London to balance her personal and professional life.

Radhika Apte in her most recent interaction with Vikranth Massey on social media from London has admitted that she does not believe in the institution of marriage.  When asked why she got married the talented performer replied that it is easier for married people to get a British visa and that’s why she and her man opted for it in 2012.

Radhika is currently chilling with Taylor in their London home during the lockdown and will soon start filming her next English film ‘Noor Inayat Khan’ in which she plays a spy based on a true story.

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Jacqueline Fernandez shares picture of her being in ‘happy place’

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Actor Jacqueline Fernandez is working on a secret project where she found herself in a ‘happy place’. Taking it to Instagram on Sunday, the 35-year-old actor shared a picture dressed up like a traffic police officer as she is seen laughing her heart out.

“How was everyone’s Sunday?? Fun project coming up soon! #myhappyplace,” wrote Fernandez along with a picture where she is also seen holding a coffee mug. The ‘Kick’ actor also shared a few Instagram stories of her getting ready for the upcoming project.

Recently, the actor extended gratitude to her fans after the number of Instagram followers hit the 46 million mark.

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Why an ‘active’ approach to risk modelling is key to navigating markets today

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Whether investors are aiming for a cautious approach or a riskier investment profile with the potential for higher returns, Architas’ Blended Fund range is designed to match a range of investor risk appetites. And like many asset managers, Architas predominantly uses two approaches to define asset allocation within the five risk bands used in the Blended Range – strategic and tactical.

Whilst risk model provider EValue’s quantitative approach to asset allocation takes into account the long-term performance of different asset classes and the likely future performance given current valuations, along with long-term measures of volatility and correlations with other asset classes. Yet as with most systems of its kinds, EValue focuses on the long term; it is unable to analyse short-term market movements and fluctuations. So whilst it would have seen that in Q1 2020 markets fell by a record percentage before rebounding, it will not be able to factor in the cost of the coronavirus and lockdown and its impact on markets. Similarly, it is not able to consider ongoing Brexit woes, geo-political trade wars or the outcome of the US election in 2020.

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