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Brisbane Lions Star Lachie Neale Just Won The Brownlow Medal But Had To Put It On Himself

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Brisbane Lions midfielder Lachie Neale has nabbed this year’s Brownlow Medal, making him the 2020 season’s best and fairest player.

Neale racked up 31 votes, blitzing the runners up Travis Boak (Port Adelaide), Christian Petracca (Melbourne) and Jack Steele (St Kilda).

“This award is really for the club and the playing group,” Neal said in his acceptance speech.

“I thank my teammates tremendously for all their work, I love playing with them and they’re a great bunch of guys.”

Neale had long been the favourite to take out the award, and said that it was lowkey relieving to live up to the huge expectations.

In true 2020 style, Freemantle player Nat Fyfe announced the winner via video link. Neal then had to put the medal on himself.

“We’ve been teammates, we’ve been opponents. We’re always gonna be great mates,” Fyfe said to Neal.

“I wish I was there to give you a big hug.”

The 27-year-old midfielder’s had a stellar season, helping catapult Brisbane to their first finals victory in over a decade.

To get there, Neale kicked 11 goals in this season and averaged 27.5 disposals, 12.5 contested possessions and 5.3 clearances per game.

Neale also thanked his wife Julie Neale for her support throughout his whole footy career

“Not many people know but she owned a salon over in Perth before we decided to more to Brisbane,” he said.

“She had to sell that to come over hear and follow my dreams.

“She always puts me ahead of herself when she shouldn’t have to, and she’s the most selfless person I know and my biggest support.”

The win was somewhat dampened by the fact his team was knocked out in a preliminary final against the Geelong Cats, with Neal even admitting he felt “pretty flat” earlier in the night.

“To all our Brisbane Lions fans, apologies for last night, we didn’t play our best footy and we were beaten by a better side,” he said during his speech.

“But I feel like we’re on the right track and we’re heading to bigger and greater things, so stick with us.”

Given the chaos the pandemic has unleashed upon the season, Neal’s triumph is no easy feat and makes the win all the more sweeter.

Neale also snagged this year’s Leigh Matthews Trophy for most valuable player and the AFL Coaches’ Association player of the year award.

The man’s practically got accolades comin’ out of his wahzoo. Good on him.

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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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