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I’ve seen many articles suggesting Cash ISAs and cash-saving accounts may not be the best place for your money.And I agree with that advice because the interest rates savings accounts pay have fallen so low that even when you compound the interest, your savings will probably fall behind inflation.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…In other words, the spending power of your saved money will likely decline over time – by saving in a cash account, you could end up making yourself poorer!Regular investingI’ve also seen many articles suggesting one of the best places to put your money is in a Stocks and Shares ISA. And I agree with that too. But how can you invest in shares if you have, say, £25 each month to put away? Read on, and I’ll tell you how you can do it…I don’t think it makes sense to invest in the shares of individual companies unless you have about £2,000 to put in. The transaction fees will cost too much relative to a smaller amount of money and put you behind from the start.I reckon the best solution for investing smaller amounts of money is to go for a collective investment vehicle, such as a share fund, which will automatically spread your money over the many underlying investments in the fund. And without excessive transaction costs.The great news is that, often, funds will allow you to make a minimum regular investment of just £25. I had a quick look at one provider’s website – Hargreaves Lansdown – and discovered many funds to choose between. The first thing to decide is whether to go for a managed fund or a passive fund?Managed funds are run by a fund manager or a team of investment professionals who pick, buy, manage and sell the investments in the fund. The idea is that their knowledge and skill will help the fund outperform its benchmark, which could be something like the FTSE 100 index, or the FTSE All Share index, for example. Examples of managed funds include the Fundsmith Equity and LF Lindsell Train UK Equity.Accumulation and compoundingAnother approach worth considering is to go for a low-cost, passive index tracker fund that mechanically aims to replicate an index, such as the Vanguard FTSE 100 index, UBS S&P 500 Index, and HSBC FTSE 250 index, or any one of the many other tracker funds you could choose between.I’d go for the Accumulation version of the fund you select instead of the Income version so that the dividends are automatically rolled back in to help you compound your investment. 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Ravio said that he appreciated Mahfud’s comments and hoped that the minister would take further action to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.”I appreciate that Mahfud is paying attention to this sham of a case,” he told The Jakarta Post through his legal team on Saturday. “I hope he’s taking proactive measures to better protect citizens from attacks like this. His decisiveness would be pivotal in bringing the people who set me up to justice.”Indonesian Legal Aid Institute (YLBHI) chairwoman Asfinawati echoed Ravio’s comments.”Hopefully [Mahfud] follows up his statement by fixing the justice system and by urging law enforcement to resolve cases of hacking [against activists] that have occurred since last year and remain unresolved,” she told the Post, referring to a series of phone hackings targeting anti-graft activists who spoke out against the controversial revision to the Corruption Eradication Commission Law in September of last year.Topics : Prior to the arrest, Ravio had announced on his Twitter account, @raviopatra, that his WhatsApp account had been hacked.Read also: The curious case of Ravio Patra: Why Indonesian cyberspace is a dystopian nightmareMahfud advised people to be more careful with their mobile devices and related accounts so they would not be easily hacked by parties looking to spread provocative messages.“We, the government, realize that criticism is inherent in a democracy. We did not intend to kill such criticism, but there are people out there looking to wreck things and who have no intention to make an objective evaluation, so we have to protect our country together,” he said. Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD has said that law enforcement should learn to exercise restraint following the controversial arrest and subsequent release of researcher and outspoken government critic Ravio Patra.“This is a lesson for law enforcement to not be hasty,” Mahfud said in a video statement published on Saturday. “If there is no strong evidence [to arrest someone], we should just take it as criticism.”Ravio, an independent researcher who has often criticized government policies, including its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, was released on Friday morning after being detained for 33 hours over an accusation of inciting riots through a WhatsApp broadcast.
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNASCAR-TALLADEGANASCAR has new rules, new feuds and more fans at TalladegaTALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR’s return to racing shifts to Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, with new rules in place after Ryan Newman’s frightful crash in the season-opening Daytona 500. June 21, 2020 Update on the latest sports The Mercedes driver said the aim of the Hamilton Commission would be to make the sport “become as diverse as the complex and multicultural world we live in.”Writing in British newspaper The Sunday Times, Hamilton said it would be a research partnership dedicated to exploring how motorsport can be used as a vehicle to “engage more young people from Black backgrounds with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and, ultimately, employ them on our teams or in other engineering sectors.”Hamilton, who is the only Black world champion in F1, has spoken widely about racism after saying he was left feeling “so much anger, sadness and disbelief” following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month.He wrote in the paper that the “institutional barriers that have kept F1 highly exclusive persist,” adding that the thousands of people employed in motorsport need to be more representative of society.SANTA ANITA-FATALITIES It’s the ninth for the elite Cup Series since the May 17 resumption, and restrictions are gradually being lifted. The Alabama track is admitting up to 5,000 fans, two days after Stewart-Haas Racing confirmed two unidentified employees tested posted for COVID-19. Team Penske said Saturday it had one employee test positive. The employees are quarantined and are not part of the limited crew members permitted to go to the track under virus rules.Changes made to the cars for Talladega as a result of Newman’s crash include the elimination of aero ducts at superspeedway tracks, a reduction in size of throttle body and now slip tape must be applied along the entire length of the lower rearward facing surfaces of the rear bumper cover. The changes are for superspeedways only, but teams have zero practical knowledge of their effect.F1-HAMILTON-DIVERSITYF1 star Hamilton to set up commission to increase diversityLONDON (AP) — Six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton plans to set up a commission to increase diversity in motorsport. Dynamo was due to play at third-place FC Krasnodar on Sunday but Krasnodar agreed to a postponement.In other sports affected by the coronavirus pandemic:— Newcastle beat 10-man Sheffield United 3-0 in the Premier League to virtually guarantee its top-flight status for another year and make the club an even more attractive option for its controversial potential buyers. The win at an empty St. James’ Park lifted Newcastle to 38 points and 11 clear of the relegation zone. The future of Newcastle has been one of the big talking points during soccer’s three-month shutdown. League officials are deciding whether to approve a takeover of the northeast club by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign fund. Elsewhere in the Premier League, Chelsea rallied to beat Aston Villa 2-1. Chelsea strengthened its hold on fourth place and is five points clear of fifth-place Manchester United.— Two-time major champion So Yeon Ryu is a winner in her first tournament in four months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ryu finished with nine straight pars for an even-par 72 and a one-shot victory in the Korea Women’s Open. She outlasted Hyo Joo Kim, who also made all pars on the back nine. Ryu won just over $200,000 for her first worldwide victory in nearly two years and offered all of it to COVID-19 relief efforts. Several Korean players on the LPGA Tour have returned to their home circuit. The LPGA is not set to resume until July 31. Horse injured, euthanized after race at Santa AnitaARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A horse injured after crossing the finish line of a race at Santa Anita has been euthanized, making it the 15th fatality at the track since late December.Strictly Biz, a 4-year-old colt, fractured his right knee while galloping past the finish of the sixth race Saturday. The attending veterinarian determined it was an unrecoverable injury.Ridden by Jose Valdivia Jr., Strictly Biz finished sixth among eight horses in the $51,000 race on the turf. Trained by Brian Koriner and owned by Jay Em Ess Stable, the colt had one win in four career starts and earnings of $29,000, according to Equibase.The California track’s spring-summer meet ends Sunday. Associated Press VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSDynamo Moscow reports coronavirus cases, game postponedUNDATED (AP) — Dynamo Moscow said Sunday that three of its players had tested positive for the coronavirus as its game on the Russian soccer league’s restart weekend was postponed.Sunday’s game was the second to be disrupted by the coronavirus since the Russian league restarted Friday after a three-month pause. League and federation officials said this development did not justify stopping the season.Dynamo said the team and staff were confined to its training base after the positive tests. All other players tested negative in samples taken Saturday, the club added.