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Former AC/DC bass guitarist Paul Matters dies: ‘He will be missed by all who knew him’

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Former AC/DC bass guitarist Paul Matters has died.

Matters played with the rock band in 1975 before he was reportedly fired by late lead singer Bon Scott.

Weeks later, he was replaced by Mark Evans and was believed to have quit music shortly after the ordeal. In 1977, Evans was fired by the band replaced by Cliff Williams.

News of his death was confirmed by his friend Rod Wescombe on Facebook, saying, “Shocked and sad to hear of the passing of Paul Matters.”

Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Paul Matters, Angus Young and Bon Scott.
AC/DC: Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Paul Matters, Angus Young and Bon Scott in 1975. (Facebook)

“I first met Paul in 1973 when he was playing bass in “Armageddon” at a gig in Hamilton, Newcastle NSW,” he continued. “When I was living in Toronto he would drop into the house in the late hours to party and he loved to party.

“In late ’75 after he departed AC/DC we played together in a one-off band called ‘Miss Australia Band’ at a gig on a ferry on Lake Macquarie. I moved to Sunshine on the lake further south and Paul would drop in to chill whenever he was in the area. I recall he could always make me laugh when he was in the mood.”

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Bon Scott (centre) with AC/DC in their mid '70s heyday.
Bon Scott (centre) with AC/DC in their mid ’70s heyday. (AAP)

Westcombe added that he “lived a reclusive life in his later years” and his rock n roll lifestyle contributed to his health deteriorating.

“After leaving New South Wales I lost contact with him as did many other people over the years,” he wrote. “From all reports, he lived a reclusive life in his later years and his early rock n’ roll lifestyle led to ailing health. He will be missed by all who knew him.”

The band is yet to officially address Matter’s death.

Matters’ death comes three years after founding AC/DC member Malcolm Young died after a battle with dementia. The rocker was 64 at the time.

“Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young,” AC/DC wrote in a statement.

“Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC. With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band. As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man. He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted. He took great pride in all that he endeavoured. His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed.”

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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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