With announcements from Colorado Governor Jared Polis, a Democrat, and Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, a majority of states - 26 out of 50 - have now sided with public health experts urging that face masks be mandatory, rather than a matter of personal choice. … [Read more...] about US states issue conflicting mask orders as new COVID-19 cases set another record
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The pandemic has brought the sports industry to its knees, but against the backdrop of global crisis, opportunities have arisen for others. While the sports business is set to lose as much as $61.6 billion in missed revenues by the end of 2020, the gaming sector, on the other hand, will generate revenues of $159.3 billion, a 9.3% year-over-year increase. Although largely driven by unforeseen circumstances, the pandemic has highlighted the large gulf in the prioritization of fan experience between the two. … [Read more...] about Sports and gaming are melding into one—and it’s the future
These lists can go on endlessly. Longer the list, the tougher the plan. Tougher the plan, the longer the time you need to accumulate the corpus. Longer the time needed, the more the sacrifices you need to make now. All this begs the question, what then is the real secret to financial independence? It is actually “contentment.” Contentment comes out of limiting your desires and living a minimalistic life (not necessarily that of a monk!). But think like a monk. This kind of thinking results in less baggage for you to manage through your life. Striking that balance between need and want is the prime determinant of your financial independence. It will eventually impact your work-life balance, which has surprising results on the need for premature retirement also! This is the spiritual angle to financial independence that in my view is as important as the financial angle. … [Read more...] about How much money do you really need to be financially independent?
The Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) of the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut said in a statement that it “will be creating history” on August 15, 2020 by “hosting the first ever flag hoisting ceremony at Times Square” to commemorate India's Independence Day. … [Read more...] about 74th independence day: In a 1st, Indian tricolour to be hoisted at iconic Times Square in New York
"The policy says philanthropic participation will be encouraged. Almost all big chains of schools and even higher educational institutions are based on a philanthropic model only, which the Supreme Court has already referred to as 'teaching shops'. So are we going to encourage that only? Why did we need a new policy then," he asked. … [Read more...] about NEP’s proposal to make board exams easy will not address issue of rote learning: Manish Sisodia