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ITV Passenger: Full cast list and when it will be on TV

She plays former Met Police detective Riya Ajunwa who investigates a series of “strange and inexplicable crimes” that have left the people of Cheddar Vale quite perplexed. The six-part series marks the screenwriting debut of Andrew Buchan, who is known for his acting roles in Better and Carnival Row. A description of the series on the Radio Times reads: “As an outsider to the small town world of Cheddar Vale, Riya is left confused when a local girl goes missing and turns up the next day, with everyone seemingly going back to normal with minimal questions. But all is not as it seems, so can Riya get to the bottom of what’s actually going on?” The residents of Chadder Vale are awaiting your arrival. Don’t miss out on the mystery of Passenger. 24th March. ITV1 and ITVX. #Passenger

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Newcastle look for Jet-propelled flight path to finals

Camera IconNewcastle will be hoping for back-to-back wins when they host Melbourne Victory. (Darren Pateman/AAP PHOTOS) Credit: AAP Newcastle look for Jet-propelled flight path to finals Melissa WoodsAAPMarch 22, 2024 4:17PM Topics Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the Link

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Russia Accidentally Sank Own Ship During Baltic Navy Drills

Russia has accidentally sunk one of its own ships with a missile during naval drills off the coast of the Kaliningrad region, killing three crew members and injuring four others, according to local media reports.During a Baltic Fleet exercise on March 19, a missile mistakenly blew up the trawler Captain Lobanov, independent television channel TV Rain (Dozhd) reported, citing a relative of one of the crew members.Three crew members were killed, four more were wounded, and the captain’s cabin was destroyed.Authorities reported at the time that a “fire” broke out on the ship, and that just one person was killed.”When they were taking away the survivors, everyone knew perfectly well that three people had been killed,” the source told TV Rain. “And everyone knew perfectly well that a missile had hit. But they decided to write that there was a ‘fire.’ I wonder what kind of fire it was, if the captain’s cabin was completely gone, it was simply blown away.”This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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Minimum Amount Required To Invest In Mutual Fund?

Embarking on the investment journey can seem daunting, especially when navigating the world of mutual fund investment. A common question many prospective investors have is, “What is the minimum amount required to invest in a mutual fund?” The answer is not as straightforward as one might hope, as it varies depending on several factors, including the type of mutual fund, the investment platform, and whether the investment is made as a lump sum or through a Systematic Investment Plan (SIP). This guide aims to shed light on these variables, offering clarity to help you take that first step into mutual fund investment confidently. You can also learn how to use an SIP calculator and the Mutual Funds Platform to find mutual fund investments according to your needs. Mutual fund investment pools money from many investors to invest in a diversified portfolio of stocks, bonds, or other securities. They offer the advantage of professional management, diversification, and accessibility. But before diving in, understanding the minimum investment requirement is crucial. Lump-sum investments For investors looking to make a lump-sum investment, mutual funds typically set a minimum initial investment amount. This amount can vary widely: Equity Funds: The minimum initial investment can range from Rs. 500 to Rs. 5,000, with some funds requiring higher amounts. Debt Funds: Similar to equity funds, debt funds also have varying minimum investment requirements, often starting at Rs. 1,000. Hybrid Funds: These funds, which invest in a mix of asset classes, typically have minimum investment requirements similar to equity and debt funds. SIPs allow investors to invest a fixed amount regularly, making it easier to enter the market with smaller amounts: Minimum SIP amount: Many mutual funds allow investors to start SIPs with as little as Rs. 500 per month, making it an accessible option for individuals at different financial stages. Fund type and strategy The minimum investment requirement often reflects the fund’s strategy and operational costs. For instance, funds investing in foreign markets or employing complex strategies may have higher minimum investment requirements. Investment platform Online platforms and apps may offer lower minimum investment amounts as part of their efforts to attract more investors. It’s worth shopping around to find the best platform that suits your financial capacity and investment goals. Investor type Certain mutual fund investments may have different minimum investment amounts for retail and institutional investors, with institutional investors often subject to higher minimums. Start small with SIPs If you’re new to investing or have limited funds, starting with a SIP can be a smart move. It reduces the financial burden of a lump-sum investment and instils a habit of regular saving and investing. Research and compare Spend time researching different mutual funds and their minimum investment requirements. Comparison sites and investment platforms can provide valuable insights and help you make informed decisions. Consider direct plans Direct plans of mutual funds often have lower expense ratios than regular plans, meaning more of your money goes into the investment itself. Some direct plans may also have lower minimum investment requirements. Reinvest dividends If your mutual fund investment generates dividends, consider reinvesting them. This can be a great way to increase your investment without needing to contribute additional funds. The minimum amount required to invest in mutual funds varies, offering flexibility for investors with different financial capacities. Whether you choose to make a lumpsum investment or start a SIP, mutual fund investment provides an accessible pathway to diversify your investment portfolio. By understanding the minimum investment requirements and utilising the tips provided, you can embark on your investment journey with confidence, regardless of your financial situation. Remember, the key to successful investing is not just about how much you start with but also about making informed decisions and investing consistently over time. In conclusion, the effectiveness of mutual fund investment strategies significantly benefits from the use of a SIP calculator. By integrating a SIP calculator into the planning process, investors can accurately project the growth of their mutual fund investments, allowing for informed decision-making. The tool’s precision aids in setting realistic expectations for mutual fund investment outcomes, making it indispensable for anyone looking to optimise their investment strategy. Furthermore, mutual fund investments become more approachable and manageable when a SIP calculator is utilised, as it demystifies the complexities associated with calculating returns. Ultimately, using the Mutual Funds Platform helps with the synergy between mutual fund investment planning and the practical application of an SIP calculator, which enhances the investment experience and encourages a disciplined and strategic approach to building wealth. Disclaimer: This is a syndicated feed. The article is not edited by the FPJ editorial team.

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Police intensify measures for 25th March long weekend

Enhanced measures are being taken by the Police in anticipation of the 25th March long weekend (Saturday 23/03/2024 – Monday 25/03/2024), intensifying their efforts aimed at ensuring the safety of traffic on the road network and protecting citizens and their property. According to a statement issued by the Police, additional measures will be implemented to prevent road collisions, ease traffic flow, and provide all possible assistance to road users due to the expected increase in traffic on the road network. Consequently, it is highlighted that the Traffic Headquarters, as well as the Provincial Traffic Departments, will be on high alert. “The traffic measures include intensified motorised patrols and increased presence of traffic officers on motorways, urban roads, and especially on the main road arteries leading to coastal and mountainous areas,” the statement reads. It is noted that with the aim of ensuring a safe long weekend, special attention will be given to violations proven to contribute to fatal and serious road collisions, such as excessive speed, dangerous overtaking, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and neglecting the use of seat belts or protective helmets. Furthermore, it is emphasised that within this framework, the Police once again urge drivers to be particularly cautious and comply with traffic signs and instructions given by on-duty officers. In its announcement, the Cyprus Police points out that long weekends are considered high-risk periods for burglaries and thefts, as criminals exploit the absence of residents. Therefore, the Police are taking additional measures to prevent crime, particularly property-related offences such as burglaries, thefts, robberies, etc., through both foot and motorised patrols in urban areas and the countryside. It is added that beyond the Police measures, public attention is drawn to taking preventive measures to safeguard their property before leaving their homes and during their holidays. Specifically, the Police advise homeowners, among other things, not to leave signs indicating their absence, to cooperate with trusted neighbours for mutual surveillance of their homes, not to leave keys in locks or inside doors, and to ensure that doors, windows, and lights are secured. Additionally, shop owners are encouraged by the Police to leave cash registers empty and open, not to leave large sums of money in vulnerable areas, and to have alarm systems installed. Simultaneously, the public is urged to be particularly vigilant when walking or in crowded streets/public areas. “Money and credit cards should be placed in the front pockets of clothing, and bags containing valuable items are preferable to be positioned in a way that there is constant visual contact with them (e.g. cross-body)”, it is noted. Finally, the public is called upon to remain vigilant and cooperate closely with the Police, and in case of need, to immediately inform the Police or contact the Citizen Communication Line at the number 1460.

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Foreigners big buyers of Japanese bonds ahead of BOJ decision

Foreign investors continued to accumulate Japanese bonds for the third straight week ahead of a pivotal move by the Bank of Japan (BOJ) to exit negative interest rates after 17 years. They pumped in a massive 2.16 trillion yen ($14.26 billion) into long-term Japanese bonds on a net basis last week, the biggest amount in a week since mid-March 2023, data from the Ministry of Finance showed. Japanese short-term debt securities, meanwhile, witnessed about 1.16 trillion yen of foreign outflows, the first weekly net outgo in three weeks. In a widely expected decision, the BOJ ditched its negative rate policy on Tuesday with its first interest rate hike in 17 years and ushered in a new era of monetary policy. The 10-year JGB yield has, meanwhile, shed about 4.3 basis points so far this week amid the BOJs’ bond buying as part of its money market operations and its unscheduled 3 trillion yen worth of bond repurchases. Simultaneously, foreign investors offloaded approximately 674.22 billion yen in Japanese stocks last week — the largest weekly divestment since Oct. 6, 2023—according to exchange data. Despite a 2.47 per cent drop in the Nikkei share average last week, it rebounded sharply, rising 5.6 per cent, and reached a record peak of 41,087.75 on Friday. Foreigners sold derivatives and cash equities worth about 586.7 billion yen and 87.52 billion yen, respectively, on a net basis last week. Japanese investors withdrew a net 803.9 billion yen out of long-term foreign bonds last week after two weekly net purchases in a row. They, however, purchased about 305.1 billion yen of short-term debt instruments. Domestic investors pulled roughly 616.5 billion yen out of foreign equities as they extended net selling into a second consecutive week. ($1 = 151.4600 yen)

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Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal gets married to Mexican entrepreneur Grecia Munoz

New Delhi: Zomato Co-founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal has tied the knot with Mexican entrepreneur Grecia Munoz, sources confirmed Friday. Goyal married Munoz a “couple of months” ago and returned to India from their honeymoon last month. Munoz has been in India running her own startup in the luxury consumer products space, sources told IANS. She earlier worked as a model in Mexico but has turned into an entrepreneur. The couple was yet to make their wedding official. However, Munoz’s Instagram profile sparked some conversation. Her bio on Instagram stated that she is “now at home in India”. Earlier, she had shared some pictures of popular locations in Delhi. “Glimpses of my new life at my new home,” wrote Munoz. The news came as ahead of the Holi colours bash, the food delivery major “changed” its colours from green to red for rushing “pure vegetarian” deliveries to its customers across India, sparking a colourful debate. Goyal made the announcement – with a lengthy justification – on the move that had evoked a mixed reaction from different quarters.

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Martin Lewis shares text that could slash your mobile bill

The MoneySavingExpert founder shared some advice with his followers on TikTok during one of his walks. The personal finance pro urged people to text the word ‘info’ to 85075 in order to check if they’re out of their mobile phone contract. Mr Lewis said: “It’s free and it will tell you whether you’re one of 14 million people in the UK who are currently out of contract and therefore free to switch and can likely save a shed load”. @martinlewismse A simple text that could slash your mobile bill Feel free to share ♬ original sound – Martin Lewis The journalist and broadcaster noted that there “a few times it doesn’t work” where he mentioned that if you’ve got a contract where there are multiple phones in a household. However, if you’ve been with the same provider for more than two years you’re likely out of contract, Martin explained. Martin Lewis phone bill rises in mid-contract as ‘outrageous’ The money savvy expert explained that the reason he was filming during was walk was to do with most mobile phone networks increasing their prices by 8% by the start of April. These increases apply even if you’re mid-contract which Martin argued was “absolutely outrageous”. He continued: “It’s something I’ve written to the Chancellor about, I’ve lobbied about but we’ve not had any change on it yet so it’s a really good opportunity to see if you can save. “As for what you can get well the best deals aren’t direct. “They’re going through comparison sites where they put marketing budget into giving you cheaper prices. “You can currently get you know 100 gig of data a month SIM – that’s a little SIM that goes in the back of your phone – just switching that for less than a tenner a month and a lot of people are paying far more for less”. The Money Saving Expert also reminded Brits that there are only four mobile networks in the UK so you don’t need to worry about losing your signal by switching. He elaborated: “Every other one is piggybacking off one of those four so you want to do a comparison that says; what’s the cheapest deal on the signal that I currently have?. Recommended reading Martin Lewis shares if Premium Bonds are really ‘worth it’ Martin Lewis shares how to get very cheapest easyJet flights ‘Obscure’ council tax discount highlighted by Martin Lewis could save you thousands “If you go to the cheap mobile finder on my site MoneySavingExpert.com, you can do that type of search and see what’s out there, see what’s available. “You have to be careful, they might not WiFi calling or 5G and that’s all listed there”. The broadcaster concluded: “But you get the big point, my main message to do that text (INFO to 87075, see if you’re out of contract and check before process go up whether you can save a shed load by switching. “Hope that helps.”

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NPFL: Gombe Utd Docked 3 Points For Assault On Match Officials

Gombe United has been deducted three points and three goals from its total accrued for the season by the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) in pursuant to its zero tolerance for assault on match officials. The league body in a summary jurisdiction notice issued to Gombe United said its findings included that Bright Nwosu, the Center Referee, Abdullahi Indabawa, the AR1, Friday Abu Emeje AR2, and Musa Hussainy Talle, the 4th Official were assaulted by the club fans in their MD26 clash against Akwa Utd. Gombe United was charged with breach of Rules B13.52, B13.18 and C1.1 of the NPFL Frameworks and Rules which arose from failure to provide adequate and effective security leading to access to unauthorised persons to restricted areas, throwing of objects by their supporters to match officials and the visiting team and assault on match officials at the end of the game. In addition to the points deduction, the NPFL also imposed a total fine of N3m on the club made up of N1m each for failure to provide adequate and effective security, for a month throwing objects unto the field of play and compensatory payments to the four match officials at N250,000 each. The NPFL also issued an order closing the Pantami Stadium to fans of Gombe United for the next three (3) home games. Gombe United has 48 hours from the date of receipt of the sanctions to accept in writing to submit to the rulings or elect to face a disciplinary panel in accordance with Rule C26.

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Neymar’s Father To Pay Dani Alves’ €1m Bail Fee

After reportedly persuading Neymar’s father to pay his €1 million (£850,00/$1.09m) bail, Dani Alves is set to be released from prison this week. Marca claims that Neymar’s father has consented to cover the bond needed to release Alves from custody. The former Barcelona full-back was found guilty of sexual assault and sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison. The full-back’s accounts were frozen during the legal proceedings, making it impossible for him to afford the bail amount. However, Neymar’s father will be responsible for depositing the €1m bail, clearing the way for the former football player to be released from custody later this week, according to La Vanguardia [via BeSoccer]. On August 9, Neymar allegedly sent €150,000 to the Spanish courts as “mitigating compensation for damage caused.” He received a minimum sentence of four years on Thursday, and it is believed that this payment had a significant influence on the sentence duration. Alves’s legacy, which was previously moulded by his achievements with Barcelona, has now been overshadowed by his unlawful acts. Notably, he is the player with 43 professional football trophies, second only to Lionel Messi’s (44). If granted bail, he will be under house arrest for the next three years of his sentence.

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