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Christopher Cross Describes His Temporary Paralysis During COVID-19 Battle

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Christopher Cross, arguably the Fleet Admiral of Yacht Rock, has detailed the horrors of living with coronavirus in an interview that will air on CBS Sunday Morning this weekend.

“It was the worst 10 days of my life,” he said. “And I couldn’t walk, could barely move. And so, it was certainly the darkest of times for me.”

The 69-year-old Grammy and Oscar-winning singer-songwriter of classics like “Sailing,” “Ride Like The Wind,” and “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” contracted the illness in April after returning from Mexico City. He and his girlfriend were sick for three weeks, but Cross thought he felt well enough for a trip to a supermarket. Upon returning his legs gave out and he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

Though able to walk now, he is still using a cane. “My speech at times can be affected. Memory is a big deal, too. Just neurologically, I’m kind of a little foggy,” he added, citing the effects of the nerve pain medication he’s been prescribed. His prognosis for a recovery, however, is good, and 90 percent of people with Guillain-Barre recover in a year.

During the worst of it, Cross said he pleaded with “whoever He or She is, just saying, you know, ‘If you could just get me out of here, I will be a better person.” As such, he hopes others can learn from him.

“I’m not a big celebrity,” he said, “but it’s important for people to know you can get this disease.” He added, “you’ve got to wear your mask. You’ve got to take care of each other. Because, you know, this could happen to you.”

With that active positivity in mind, here is Cross’s 1983 hit “All Right.”

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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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