Diverse teams are still *really* good for business, McKinsey says

Diverse teams are still *really* good for business, McKinsey says

Diversity is good for business — not just from the ethical standpoint, but from the perspective of a company’s bottom line, according to McKinsey & Company. As a follow-up to its “Why Diversity Matters” study in 2015, McKinsey analyzed more than 1,000 companies across 12 countries, looking at their respective profits and value creation.



Rory McIlroy back in the swing in Abu Dhabi as Tommy Fleetwood sets pace

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Rory McIlroy back in the swing in Abu Dhabi as Tommy Fleetwood sets pace • Tommy Fleetwood one shot clear of Fabrizio Zanotti
• McIlroy: ‘There were no mistakes, I played very solidly, very smart’

As Rory McIlroy was happy enough to admit, the company he kept for his first competitive round in 106 days was as significant as the accomplished nature of what he produced in the Abu Dhabi Championship. Finding 17 greens in


8-year-old boy dies in crossfire in Uttar Pradesh

Mathura: An eight-year boy died after being hit with a bullet during what the police say was an encounter with criminals at his village in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura last evening. Madhav Bharadwaj was shot in the head, allegedly caught in the crossfire between the police and gangsters involved in a robbery and hiding in the village around 450 km from the state capital Lucknow. It is not clear if Madhav was shot with a bullet from the police or the alleged criminals.

The police say their team had gone to the village after a tip-off that the robbers were hiding there, and tried to negotiate their surrender, but they started firing. Some reports quote villagers are saying the police opened fire after asking the criminals to gather at a spot, but officials denied it. The criminals allegedly escaped.

The boy's family says he was playing with his friends near his home when the bullet hit him; villagers took him to hospital. He died within moments.

A senior police official said a case has been registered based on a complaint by the family. The police have also announced Rs 5 lakh compensation for the shattered parents.

It is a very unfortunate incident, and I extend complete support to the family. The matter will be looked into by a Deputy Superintendent of Police, who will examine the case from all angles and reveal if there was any negligence on behalf of the police," police officer Swapnil Mamgai told reporters. He added that a postmortem would establish whose bullet killed the child.

Since the Yogi Adityanath government took over in Uttar Pradesh last year, at least 32 people have been killed in over 900 encounters. The Chief Minister and top police officials, on various occasions, have stressed on strict action against criminals in the state, blaming the previous Akhilesh Yadav government for going soft on them.


Neymar hits four in Dijon rout

Neymar hits four in Dijon rout

Neymar netted four goals and Edinson Cavani became Paris St Germain's joint top scorer ever as the runaway Ligue 1 leaders demolished visitors Dijon 8-0 on Wednesday.

Brazilian forward Neymar, just back from injury, took his season's tally to 15 goals and the rout was completed by Angel Di Maria's double and goals by Cavani and substitute Kylian Mbappe.

Cavani bagged his 156th goal in all competitions for PSG, matching the club record of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who played for the club from 2012-16.

PSG have 56 points from 21 games and lead second-placed Olympique Lyonnais, who won 2-0 at En Avant Guingamp earlier on Wednesday, by 11 points.

Di Maria put the hosts ahead on four minutes when he found the top corner from the edge of the box after collecting Giovani Lo Celso's pass.

The Argentine made it 2-0 11 minutes later from point-blank range with Dijon in disarray.

It got worse for the visitors, who fell 3-0 in the 21st as Cavani headed home from Di Maria's cross.

Three minutes before the break, Neymar curled a superb free kick past Baptiste Reynet as PSG continued to pile the pressure.

Neymar doubled his tally 12 minutes into the second half, beating Reynet from close range.

The Brazilian was at hit again in the 73rd, slaloming past six Dijon players before finding the back of the net with a powerful shot from just inside the box.

Four minutes later, Mbappe was set up by Neymar and the French international scored PSG's seventh goal with a left-foot shot and Neymar rubbed salt in the visitors' wounds when he converted an 83rd-minute penalty.

The former Barcelona player, who also set up two goals, was booed when he took the penalty as Cavani would have broken the club scoring record had he taken and converted it.

Earlier, Nabil Fekir and Houssem Aouar helped Lyon move above Olympique de Marseille and Monaco into second place.

They lead Marseille, who beat RC Strasbourg 2-0 on Tuesday, by one point and Monaco, who were held to a 2-2 draw with Nice, by two.


Real crisis deepens

Real crisis deepens

Struggling Real Madrid risk falling further behind in La Liga after a cheeky late chip from Pablo Fornals saw Villarreal escape with a 1-0 win on Saturday, their first ever victory at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Fornals struck with three minutes left to leave Zinedine Zidane's wasteful side fourth and a whopping 16 points behind runaway league leaders Barcelona, a deficit which will turn into 19 should Barca win at Real Sociedad on Sunday.

We didn't deserve to lose. We had the better chances but the ball did not want to go in," said under-fire Zidane after Real's second straight home league defeat.

Villarreal meanwhile move up to fifth on 31 points thanks to midfielder Fornals' stunning goal, which puts Javier Calleja's side just a point behind off-form Madrid.

Real fired off nearly 30 shots but their accuracy was wayward, with Cristiano Ronaldo among the worst culprits in front of goal.

We did everything we could and there is no explanation for why the ball didn't go in," added Zidane, who signed a new contract to keep him at Real until 2020 earlier this week.

I can't criticise my players for anything. This is a bad spell, nothing more.

So often Real's saviour, Ronaldo had a bad day at the office, with his worst miss coming just before half-time, when the five-time Ballon d'Or winner managed to shoot straight at Sergio Asenjo after being laid on by Isco in front of a practically open goal just yards out.

The Portuguese was livid with the referee, as he thought that he was tripped by Daniele Bonera just before he shot.

Real carried on where they left off in the second period, but after failing to break down the resolute visitors, Fornals stepped up to make history and pile the pressure on Zidane.

Fornals clipped home his 87th-minute winner just after it looked like Enes Unal had fluffed his team's chance to snatch the three points after a blistering counter-attack following a Real Madrid corner.

Turk Unal shot straight at Keylor Navas when put through by Denis Cheryshev, but with Navas still recovering from making the save Fornals lifted the ball over the flailing Madrid stopper.

You're always happy when you get three points at such a difficult ground," said Calleja afterwards.

We knew we could make history today, we believed.

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