Messi will end career at Barcelona, predicts Del Piero

The former Juventus star says it “will be a nice story” if Messi spends the rest of his career at Camp Nou Lionel Messi is unlikely to leave Barcelona and it would be a “nice story” if the Argentine legend were to finish his career at Camp Nou, according to Juventus great Alessandro Del Piero. Reports emerged this month that Messi may be tempted to walk away from Barca after a public row with the club’s sporting director Eric Abidal. The timing of the rift with his former team-mate came at a difficult time…

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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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8 Questions That Will Help Diagnose Your Current Career Status

Once you decide your career needs rehabbing, you need to evaluate the current state of your career. This is the “diagnosis” phase. It’s similar to a contractor inspecting a home they’re planning to renovate: You’re going to evaluate what remains strong, what could use some minor repairs, and what needs to be completely gutted and rebuilt. This inspection of your career is called the Rehab YOU Evaluation, and it will require you to be transparent and open to new ways of designing, building, testing and launching your personal brand, once you…

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Reverse Pitch | Every business will soon be subscription business: Sanjay Mehta

Subscription economy has opened up new opportunities with startups. It is a big enough market and an opportunity for 100X.VC to fund them. Startups and large corporations alike are dipping their toes into the subscription business model. The subscription economy is bigger than the sharing economy—it’s a significant shift in pricing from a one-time-buy to pay-per-use to now a fixed-fee monthly payment model for all you can consume. At 100X.VC, we back startup founders with exponential thinking. The subscription business model has grown exponentially in recent years. We are excited…

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These 5 healthcare startups will help you keep track of your health and fitness

The healthcare sector in India is growing at a brisk pace, thanks to its improved services and coverage. Technology has also played an important role in transforming healthcare services in our country. However, numbers show that expenditure on matters related to healthcare expenditure has been lukewarm. In 2016, the country spent 3.66 percent of GDP for this sector, which was further reduced to 1.4 percent in 2018. But Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself is seen as a fitness icon and a big believer in yoga. So much that he went on to say that yoga…

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National Technology Day 2019: Will leverage technology for development, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo) On the occasion of National Technology Day 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday greeted the nation and remembered the achievements of the scientific community. President Kovind said India is committed to using technology to accelerate development and ensure every citizen has a dignified existence. PM Modi said the hard work of the country’s scientists has always ensured a stronger and safer India. “May we continue leveraging the power of technology for national progress,” he said. National Technology Day is celebrated annually…

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Your Career Will Stagnate If You Neglect This Skill

A lot of us think we’re great communicators but in truth, just because we’ve been communicating our whole lives doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a skill that we’ve invested much attention or time in. GETTY The title of this article makes a bold claim but the skill we’ll be looking at really and truly is the cornerstone of career growth and good leadership. In fact, it’s the cornerstone of successful outcomes in many areas of life. What is the skill? Good communication – how we listen, how we talk, how…

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No, Americans will not need a visa to travel to Europe

Although not quite as powerful as some European passports, an American passport is pretty convenient to travel on. US citizens can enter a large number of countries visa-free, which makes crossing borders both easier and cheaper. But news circulating yesterday (March 8) warned Americans the good times might be about to end, as US citizens would need a visa to visit the 26 European countries that compose the Schengen Area, starting in 2021. They currently can travel through them for 90 days with just their passport. But though major new outlets…

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As Technology Advances, What Will Happen With Online Privacy?

GETTY As technology continues to advance, what will happen to online privacy? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Marc Groman, Former Senior Advisor for Privacy in the White House, co-host of Their Own Devices podcast, on Quora: Traditional concepts of privacy — our right to be left alone — and the basic principle that the content of our communications should remain confidential — are being challenged and eroded with advancements in digital technology. Similarly, the fundamental principle that individuals should…

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Operational independence of J-K Bank will remain key objective of admin: Governor Satya Pal Malik

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on December 4 allayed fears of J&K bank employees and said safeguarding the autonomy and operational independence of the institution would remain the key objective of the state administration. Malik gave the assurance to a delegation of bank employees who called on him here, an official spokesman said. Last month, the State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by the governor approved a proposal for treating the J&K Bank Limited as a PSU, bringing it under the purview of the Right to Information Act, the…

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