Iker Casillas’ 1000th match of career ends on dismal note as Porto suffer defeat at Belenenses

Iker Casillas’ 1000th match of career ends on dismal note as Porto suffer defeat at Belenenses

Lisbon: Iconic Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas played the 1000th match of his career on Monday as Portuguese title contenders Porto suffered a damaging 2-0 defeat at Belenenses. File image of Porto’s Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas. AFP Casillas was making his 108th appearance for Porto, having previously turned out 725 times with boyhood club Real Madrid while earning 167 caps for Spain. He captained his country to their first World Cup title in 2010 as well as consecutive European Championships, in 2008 and 2012. The 36-year-old broke through into the Real first…

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HCL launches career training programme for women

HCL launches career training programme for women

An intensive class-room training course to refresh their skills. CHENNAI: HCL Technologies has launched a career training programme titled ‘íBelieve’ to help women who have taken a career break to re-ignite their IT career and refresh their skills. After the programme, based on the experience and skill sets, they will be placed in jobs at HCL. “With the women’s second career programme, HCL wants to offer a chance to these women to pick up their career from where they left off. We believe that the zeal to do well and…

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When ideas get visibility: a career in storytelling

When ideas get visibility: a career in storytelling

One of the questions I am most frequently asked is, why pursue a career in storytelling or directing? Storytellers and directors develop a craft that goes even deeper than the movies, TV shows, and media we see; they develop important skills applicable to any industry. Here are six: Unique understanding of human nature Simplicity, as it relates to the human experience, is at the root of any good story, and we all know that stories help us connect to the simple, powerful parts of our humanity that make life worthwhile….

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A trend toward transparency for Ph.D. career outcomes?

A trend toward transparency for Ph.D. career outcomes?

For decades, blue ribbon reports, studies, panels, and commissions have bemoaned universities’ lack of transparency about the career prospects of their Ph.D. recipients and postdocs. In particular, experts have criticized institutions’ failure to track and report how their doctoral and postdoctoral alumni fare in the labor market. As administrators at 10 U.S. research institutions warned in a Science article this past December, without knowing what kinds of jobs graduates can expect after graduation, students can’t “mak[e] informed choices about their pre- and postdoctoral training activities.” But finally, like small green shoots hinting at…

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Andy Robertson’s unusual career path leads to acclaim at Liverpool

Andy Robertson’s unusual career path leads to acclaim at Liverpool

Andy Robertson started his career at Queen’s Park, an amateur club based at Hampden Park in Glasgow. At the same time as he was trying to make it as a professional footballer, with all the attendant stresses and pressures, to earn a little money Robertson would often do shifts in the ticket office when a big event came around. Now he’s part of the big event. But the man who looks like he has solved a generational left-back problem at Liverpool might be one of the most interesting players in…

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India Today Conclave 2018: The 3 decisions that changed PV Sindhu’s career

India Today Conclave 2018: The 3 decisions that changed PV Sindhu’s career

Sindhu said overall the world championship final has been very satisfying for the Indians. An “upset” P V Sindhu rued that a historic gold medal at the World BadmintonChampionships slipped through her hands in the dying moments of the thrilling final against Nozomi Okuhara of Japan. Sindhu and Okuhara fought tooth and nail in the gripping summit clash, described by many as the best women’s singles final in recent times. The Japanese won 21-19 20-22 22-20. “I am upset. In the third game, it was anybody’s game at 20-all. Everybody aims…

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Make a career out of hospitality

Make a career out of hospitality

Illustration: Raj Verma Dilip Puri, Founder and CEO, Indian School of Hospitality, Gurgaon According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) 2017 Global Impact Report, one in 10 of the jobs worldwide fall under the travel and tourism umbrella. Only last year, the travel and tourism industry as a whole outperformed the global economy-for the sixth year in a row. Over the next decade, travel and tourism is set to successfully continue its rapid expansion, overtaking global economic sectors including communications, manufacturing, retail and distribution, as well as financial…

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Tune in to a career in music

Tune in to a career in music

Everyone loves some form of music. For most of us that means listening, lip-sync and strumming the occasional air guitar. But if you want to give music a more central place in your life, this is the right time in history to give it a shot! Music is a $15-billion global industry (Global Music Report, International Federation of Phonographic Industries (IFPI), April 2017) including digital and download sales, paid streaming subscriptions, performance rights, music concerts, stage performances and synchronisation in advertising and television. We all contribute to this industry as…

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Here are 5 signs of a career burnout

Here are 5 signs of a career burnout

Workers around the world, at some point or the other, feel burnt out by their current job.  While depression is a diagnosable disorder, managed by medication and treatment, career burnout can contribute to low mental health that often goes undiagnosed. (Photo: Pixabay) While many may argue that stress is just one of the hazards of having a job in the modern world, according to research conducted by Career Builder in 2017, 61 per cent of American workers reportedly feeling ‘burnt out’ by their current job, and over a third have…

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Roger Federer overpowers Grigor ​Dimitrov to win 97th career title at Rotterdam​

Roger Federer overpowers Grigor ​Dimitrov to win 97th career title at Rotterdam​

ROTTERDAM: Roger Federer overpowered Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 in less than an hour today to win the ABN AMRO World Tournament, his 97th career title. Federer extended his domination over the player once dubbed “Baby Fed” for the similarities in their playing style, registering his seventh victory in as many meetings. Federer’s third title at the Rotterdam tournament comes a day before he officially returns to the top of the rankings, more than five years after he was last world No.1. Related Article ‘One of the best weeks of my…

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