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Student nurse starts work in cancer ward that treated her leukaemia

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A student nurse has started working on the same ward where she was treated for leukaemia as a child and inspired to begin her career.

Abi Duffy decided she wanted to be a nurse after receiving chemotherapy at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital’s cancer ward in Liverpool in 2013. She said the care she received from the nurses when she was 15 made her want to do the same thing for others.

The 23-year-old started her degree in Paediatric Nursing at Liverpool’s Edge Hill University this year and had her first shift at the hospital last Monday.

She said: ‘I can’t wait to start. I am very happy about it.

‘I want to be a nurse because I want to help other people the way the nurses helped me when I was diagnosed.

‘That’s where my heart lies and that’s the reason I decided to come into this career.

‘I feel so much gratitude towards the way I was treated. I feel part of the family.’

Abi was diagnosed with leukaemia in May 2013 and had four rounds of chemotherapy before her brother Cairan donated his bone marrow and she received a transplant at Manchester Children’s Hospital.

In July the same year she was given the all clear and officially came off cancer drugs in March last year.

It was during this time that she received such memorable care that it made her pursue nursing.

Abi’s mother Debbie Duffy told BBC Breakfast she was ‘proud’ of her daughter and said Alder Hey Children’s Hospital was their ‘second home’ for a year where ‘they were amazing’.

Abi’s tutor at Edge Hill University John Morgan said: ‘Now more than ever, the profession needs student nurses like Abi who demonstrate deep care and compassion and can understand the patients’ experience.”

‘It’s a testament to Abi’s character that after overcoming her own health challenges as a patient at Alder Hey, she is now returning as a student nurse to help others in that situation.’

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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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