Belletti sees Neymar at FC Barcelona not Real Madrid

first_imgFormer Barcelona player Juliano Belletti, thinks that if Neymar comes back to Spain, he would return to FC Barcelona and not Real Madrid.As what can easily be described as the topic of the week, Neymar has been reportedly trying to get back to FC Barcelona and compatriot Juliano Belletti seems to agree with the news.Since the Brazilian left the Catalan club and started playing for PSG, there had been a lot of speculation about his next destination being Real Madrid and Florentino Perez has been desperately trying to sign him since he was a teenager.But somehow, FC Barcelona have always beaten Los Blancos president to the punch and things seem to be going that way again.There are several reports from different media outlets that talk about Neymar already in talks with the Catalan club for his return, Cadena SER even spoke about how much it would cost Barcelona to get him back and the price tag is very similar to what PSG paid for him last year.The French giants would be willing to get back €220 million, but Barcelona wants to try and cheapen the price with another player that Nasser Al-Khelaifi wants in his club and could replace Neymar without a problem at the French club.That player is French youngster, Osumane Dembele.Juliano Belletti: “Nunca he visto a Neymar en el Madrid, Creo que volvería antes al Barça que irse a cualquier otro equipo”▶️https://t.co/ZdznxGn1GD pic.twitter.com/hPpXVlMlcA— Esports SER Catalunya (@EsportsSER) October 18, 2018But when it comes to Neymar coming back to Spain, there is a lot of small talk about the subject with very few people actually having any privileged information about what really is going on. Just this Thursday in the morning, Cadena SER interviewed Brazilian former Barcelona player, Juliano Belletti.We know that this full-back was one of the heroes of the 2006 Champions League final against Arsenal, as a Brazilian he would love Neymar to return to Barcelona and expressed that he doesn’t think the PSG player would play for Real Madrid due to his past as a Barça player.Juliano said that despite the bad relationship between the player and the club’s board of directors, he has never seen him playing for Los Blancos and returning to Spain means that he would do it back in Barcelona.“I’ve never seen Neymar in Real Madrid. The relationship he had with Barcelona was short-lived, but it was very intense. I personally can’t picture him wearing white,” said Belletti on the interview.Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“I have seen him playing in the Premier League in the past, but I think that playing in Barcelona is more possible than playing anywhere else for Neymar right now.”Belletti: “If Neymar returns to Spain, I think it would be at Barça.” pic.twitter.com/YPgkEQF8q5— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) October 18, 2018“This is obviously a personal opinion, I don’t talk to Neymar or his father that much. I say this as a watch him every week from Brazil.”“I also don’t think that he will remain in Paris for much longer, their sporting project is very good and they have a different way of doing things, but I still don’t see Neymar sticking around for much longer.”“Neymar got out of Barcelona looking for a new challenge. He was very happy at the club, the relationship between Brazil and Barcelona has always been great and Neymar was a part of that special bond. Nothing is impossible in football. I believe he can still give a lot to the club.”“I think that the French league is the reason Neymar won’t stay there for much longer, He is also still very young and there is a chance of him changing his mind again. But considering the times I’ve talked to him in the past when he has played at the club with me as the ambassador, that’s what I think he will do.”“The relationship between Barcelona and Brazilians is great, that’s why I think he will come back to the club if he returns to Spain. If Neymar comes back, that’s where he would come,” he concluded.📰 [MD] | Belletti: “If Neymar returns to Spain, I think it would be at Barça”🔶 The former Barça player does not imagine his compatriot playing for Real Madrid and does not rule out his return to the Camp Nou.🔊 Belletti: “I don’t see him playing for Real.” pic.twitter.com/DACnA5E56l— BarcaTimes (@BarcaTimes) October 18, 2018What will be Neymar’s ultimate decision about his future? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Highprofile fugitives Cautious CBI issues lookout notice for Chanda Kochhar

first_img UK court orders extradition of Vijay Mallya Apparently stung by high profile flight from the country of several economic offenders, premier crime investigative agency Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has issued a lookout circular (LOC) against top banker Chanda Kochhar, who is being probed over alleged fraud during her tenure as the chief executive officer and managing director of ICICI Bank.Apart from Chanda Kochhar, the lookout notices also include her husband Deepak Kochhar, and Videocon Group’s Venugopal Dhoot. The development comes weeks after Enforcement Directorate (ED) registered a criminal case against them for alleged money laundering, according to media reports.The CBI and the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had taken opposition flak over the flight aboard of several top businessmen including liquor baron Vijay Mallya and diamond merchants Mehul Choksi and Nirav Modi. Facing the general election in a matter of weeks, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government can ill-afford to face another embarrassing flight in a high profile economic offence investigation.The CBI last year issued lookout circulars at all airports against Deepak Kochhar and Dhoot last year. The Economics Times reports this is the first time LOC has been issued against Chanda Kochhar.”LOCs were filed after the FIR and are mandatory in cases where such economic offences are alleged. In recent times, keeping an eye on travel plans is a top concern for regulators,” the newspaper quoted an official as saying.ED registered a criminal case for alleged money laundering against the Kochhars, Dhoot, and others, to probe alleged irregularities and corrupt practices in sanctioning a Rs 1,875-crore loan to the corporate group.ED filed an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, taking into account a CBI complaint filed last month. An ECIR is the ED’s equivalent of a police first information report (FIR). Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with Chanda Kochhar, managing director and chief executive officer of ICICI Bank at the inauguration of 100 Digital Villages in New Delhi on May 2, 2017.IANSThe agency is probing the possibility of amassing tainted assets from any kickbacks the loan deal might have generated. The ED is expected to summon the accused named in the ECIR soon, according to reports.Allegations of conflict of interest against the CEO first arose in October 2016 following the ICICI Bank’s sanctioning of a loan to the Videocon Group. The allegation was that though Kochhar’s husband had alleged beneficial business dealings with Videocon managing director Venugopal Dhoot, yet the bank CEO continued to function on the credit committee that sanctioned the loan in 2012.An ICICI Bank inquiry found that Kochhar violated the bank’s code of conduct and its board decided to treat her October resignation – tendered while she was on leave – as a termination. Kochhar said she was “utterly disappointed, hurt and shocked” by the decision. Closecenter_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:39Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:37?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

Are SelfDriving Cars Finally Ready for Consumers What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global January 12, 2017 5 min read Yes, I know. We’ve been waiting for the self-driving car revolution for what seems like forever. Google seemed on top of things in the years after 2009, when the company first started its self-driving car project. But now it’s 2017, and we still aren’t surrounded by fleets of autonomous vehicles. What gives?Related: Google, Automakers Object to California Rules for Self-Driving CarsWell, if recent developments are any indication, 2017 could be the year that self-driving cars finally start to go mainstream. And as a business owner, you need to be prepared for the ramifications of this quickly approaching massive technological and cultural shift.What entrepreneurs need to watch forSo, how might the emergence of autonomous vehicles affect your business?Consumer needs. For starters, consumers who have access to fully autonomous vehicles are going to have new needs that, as an entrepreneur, you’ll have to accommodate. Any products designed for drivers may have to be completely reimagined, and people will have more free time to fill if they’re able to move and focus on tasks during their hour (or longer) total commute time every day. Think ahead and prepare for that change.Cost of goods. Self-driving trucks will function more cheaply and efficiently than their manually driven counterparts, which means the cost and ease of transporting your goods are going to decrease. Prepare your logistics division to transition early and take advantage of these changes before your competitors do, so you can lower your prices accordingly.Space. With less need for roads and other transportation institutions, there’s going to be far more space for residential and business constructions. Depending on the nature of your business, this could be a major opportunity for expansion.Employee commutes. If you encourage your employees to opt for self-driving cars, or even have autonomous company cars that enable easy carpooling, your employees will suddenly have far more time every day to do their work. They’ll be simultaneously more productive and less stressed, which means your business stands to thrive.Related: Ford Doubling Silicon Valley Workforce in Push Toward Self-Driving CarsWhere we standSo, where exactly are we with self-driving cars? Is 2017 a realistic possibility?Google’s self-driving car project is now called Waymo, and is looking to partner with auto manufacturers to get a fleet of cars on the street shuttling consumers by 2020. We may start seeing early versions, or not yet-fully autonomous cars hitting the streets before then.Google isn’t the only company on the verge of a breakthrough, however. Self-driving taxi service nuTonomy is fully active in Singapore, though ride availability is limited, and there have been some complications already with the service. Uber isn’t far behind, with its goal to convert its fleet of drivers into a fleet of autonomous vehicles as soon as possible.Uber is now testing in multiple states, with those tests supervised by engineers, so it may be a little ambitious to expect its effort to expand nationwide in 2017. In any case, both companies stand to make significant progress this year, and are only a few rounds of testing away from the next stage.The big obstaclesSo far, there have been only a handful of collisions involving self-driving cars, most of which were the fault of a human driver, and only one of them was fatal. So, what’s stopping autonomous cars from rolling out?Snow and weather. Most self-driving car tests have been in California, Arizona, Florida and other areas with predictable, calm states of weather. In the American Northeast, where snow, hail and other complicated weather conditions are commonplace, autonomous cars still have many problems to solve. It’s much harder to make predictions and judgments about the environment there.Ethical dilemmas. Driving choices won’t always be black and white; for example, should an autonomous car kill its own driver if that action saves multiple other lives? Engineers have contemplated, but not come close to, solving these ethical dilemmas. In fact, they’re hypothetically unsolvable. What we really need to solve is how self-driving cars should approach these problems, should they come up.Legality. Legal concerns have always been a main stopping point for autonomous driving technology, but recently, companies like Uber have escalated the intensity. Uber has been involved in a vicious legal battle with the state of California since its autonomous test vehicles were caught running red lights, but the complexity of new laws poses a problem everywhere. Currently, even the testing of self-driving vehicles is legal only in California, Michigan, Florida, Nevada, Arizona, North Dakota, Tennessee and the District of Columbia.Certainty. No amount of PR in the world could salvage the reputation of a company whose self-driving cars cost innocent human lives. For tech companies, being 99.9 percent certain about the success of their software isn’t enough — they need to be as close to 100 percent as possible, and that means testing far beyond what any of us feel is “enough.”Related: Google Makes Progress on Self-Driving Cars as it Hits the 2 Million Mile MarkI think it’s a bit ambitious to say that 2017 will be the year self-driving cars take over, but it’s reasonable to expect massive progress throughout the year. If I had to put a date on it, I’d project that we’ll see self-driving cars transforming our economy by 2020, and that means you need to start thinking now about how your business is going to adapt.last_img read more