Virat Kohli reveals career-shaping advice from father, ICC shares quote

NEW DELHI: India skipper Virat Kohli revealed how a priceless advice from his father helped in shaping up his career during an online video chat session hosted by India football captain Sunil Chhetri on popular social media platform Instagram on Sunday. The social media handle of International Cricket Council (ICC) also took note of Kohli’s interaction with Chhetri and they shared his father’s advice for the world to see. “My father was very clear that you have to study along with playing. Only when you can say ‘I am 200…

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Tourism hit from coronavirus will carry into 2021, travel experts say

NEW YORK – Even as infections of the novel coronavirus seemed to be slowing at one point last week, the effects of the epidemic on the global tourism industry were accelerating rapidly. The impact of the pneumonia-like disease caused by the COVID-19 virus is already being felt across Asia, where leisure and business travel contributed $884 billion to gross domestic product in 2017, the most recent year for data compiled by the World Travel and Tourism Council. (Estimates for 2018 are about $1 trillion.) For China alone, inbound tourism brought in…

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Research: How to Build Trust with Business Partners from Other Cultures

Trust is the social glue that holds business relationships together. Business partners who trust each other spend less time and energy protecting themselves from being exploited, and both sides achieve better economic outcomes in negotiations. But, how do managers decide whether to trust a potential partner outside of their business? And how does culture influence this decision-making process? To answer these questions, we interviewed 82 managers from 33 different nations in four regions of the world identified by the World Bank as the engines of the global economy: East Asia, the Middle…

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10 fashion trends from the past that are making a comeback this fall

What year is it, again? It may be hard to tell, because a quick glance at the outfits of celebrities, street style icons, and store mannequins might make you feel like you’ve just stepped into a time capsule. Welcome to 2019, where mom jeans are cool again, fanny packs are no longer considered tacky, and barrettes have been reborn. Sarah Byrd, a New York University and Fashion Institute of Technology fashion historian and lecturer, previously spoke to Insider about why fashion trends are cyclical. “The story of fashion is also the story…

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Semenya not retiring from athletics despite football career

Semenya, a two-time Olympic 800-metre champion, signed for JVW this week and will be able to make her debut in the SAFA Sasol Women’s League in 2020. However, the 28-year-old insists she has not called time on her track and field career. “Being a footballer doesn’t mean I’m no longer a track and field athlete,” she wrote on Twitter. “Just making things clear.” Semenya will miss the World Athletics Championships later this month after a Swiss court reversed prior rulings that allowed her to compete while she appealed against controversial IAAF regulations. The South…

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Children from disadvantaged backgrounds at higher risk of obesity

Children with mothers with high levels of education accumulated three minutes more vigorous activity per day than those with low levels of education. Kids from disadvantaged backgrounds at higher obesity risk (Representational Image)  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock Washington DC: Children from disadvantaged backgrounds indulge in lower levels of vigorous physical activity, researchers suggest. This lack of physical activity exposes them to obesity. According to a recent study, children who belong to disadvantaged backgrounds and certain ethnic minority backgrounds, including some in Pakistan and Bangladesh, have lower levels of vigorous physical activity. The…

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6 handy tools to run your business from home

When you are the sole caretaker of a business venture that you have founded and are working on it from home, because of lack of manpower, the efficiency of the business may be hindered. These handy tools will simplify all the core tasks for you and up your business game. 1. Invoice maker With GST the hassle of managing multiple taxes is gone, yet it is not easy to get a good invoice generator with support for GST in India. There are a few paid options such as Tally, QuickBooks etc. that work well, but as a…

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Khadi: From fabric of freedom to chic fashion

By Trisha Mukherjee New Delhi, Aug 14 (PTI) Once the fabric that spun the freedom yarn and now the stuff of contemporary fashion, the humble khadi has come a long way since it became a symbol of revolt against the British in 1918. Khadi earned itself a place in history when Mahatma Gandhi announced the decision to boycott foreign cloth and urged Indians to spin their own yarn during the Swadeshi movement. Exactly a century later, khadi is making yet another statement — that of contemporary, comfortable and chic fashion.…

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Three take-aways from Jakarta Fashion Week

As impressive as they were, top figures and celebrities flocking the latest Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) may have stolen attention away from the catwalks but luckily, fashion trends were not in short supply. Pleat Perfect Even the most basic of clothing can be elevated with pleating. What’s more, the seemingly recurring trend is a perennial favorite for every season for designers and fashionistas alike, having been spotted as recent as Fall/Winter 2018. Not counting the ubiquitous knife pleat midi skirts — which seems to have transcended the realm of trends…

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Tesla needs over $1 billion in cash over the next 6 months, and Wall Street is going nuts figuring out where it’s going to come from

Between the moment you’re reading this and the end of 2018 Tesla needs to come up with about a billion dollars to give to creditors. And right now it doesn’t look like the company has it. So forget the libel lawsuits and the Twitter wars, the SEC investigations and tearful interviews from CEO Elon Musk. Forget the race to 5,000 Model 3s and the “production hell” turned “delivery hell” and all the hours of rework. Try to forget all the drama with hip-hop star Azealia Banks (if you possibly can). Remember instead that Tesla is –…

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