If the New Zealand cricket team is finding it difficult to come to terms with the disheartening loss in the World Cup 2019 final recently, winners England’s captain Eoin Morgan has revealed that it’s been hard for his team too.Speaking to the Times, Morgan opened up on how he has been dealing with the victory which was decided on the technicality of boundary count after both the teams finished with identical scores even after the Super Over. According to Morgan, it’s ‘not fair’ to have the match decided this way when the teams finished on an equal footing.”I don’t think it’s fair to have a result like that when there’s very little between the sides. I’m black and white. I’m normally going: ‘I know. I was there, that happened.’ [But] I can’t stick my finger on where the game was won and lost. I’m not sure winning it makes it any easier. It would be more difficult to lose, of course,” Morgan told the Times.Morgan also said that even after talking to New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson ‘on numerous occasions’ since the final, neither of them have been able to get their head around everything that’s happened.”I spoke to Kane over the last couple of days on numerous occasions and none of us has come up with a rational explanation as to the various times we gave them the game and they gave it back to us. Like me, he can’t get his head around everything,” said Morgan.advertisementAlso Read | Brendon McCullum reveals his advice to New Zealand team after World Cup final lossAlso Read | Triple H presents World Cup-winning England team customised WWE Championship belt
Kolkata: Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited (KMRCL) overlooking the fact that along with clay there may be sand pockets in the subsurface layer of the city, might have led to the disaster in Bowbazar in which several buildings developed cracks and portions of some old structures collapsed.KMRCL is currently constructing an underground tunnel between Esplanade and Sealdah, which is the most difficult stretch of East-West Metro railway. Geologists maintained that after successfully constructing an underground tunnel under river Hooghly, the KMRCL engineers thought that there was only clay in the subsurface layer of Kolkata. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaTheir belief was further confirmed when they did not face any problem while constructing the underground tunnel at BBD Bag. Before the construction of the underground tunnel between Esplanade and Sealdah, KMRCL had conducted soil test at some points and the engineers were convinced that there was only clay and the German boring machine would not face any problem in setting up the tunnel. There are around 150 houses on this stretch that are between 100 and 150 years old. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe geologists maintained that the boring machine was working at Bowbazar without knowing the existence of the sand pocket there. Immediately, water started oozing out and the sand began sliding, weakening the foundation of the old structures. “It is known to the engineering community that when a free space is created beneath the soil strata, a lot of water may seep and get accumulated within that free space. The amount of seepage depends on the level of groundwater. In such a case, a waterproof jacket needs to be provided, so that water may not percolate towards the free space. If the seepage is allowed, huge amount of unsettlement in the adjacent structures may occur. It has been reported that the tunnel was full of water, which indicates that seepage was released by the soil strata beneath the adjacent structures. We are also not sure whether the aquifer under the ground could be detected during soil test or not,” said Gupinath Bhandari, associate professor of the Civil Engineering Department of Jadavpur University.
A grand welcome planned for Pakistan’s hockey team which won a silver medal in Champions Trophy was on Tuesday called off after a brazen Taliban attack on a military-run school that killed at least 160 people, mostly children.The Pakistan Hockey Federation said the ceremony has been cancelled following the attack on the Army Public School on Warsak Road in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Peshawar city. The ceremony was planned to welcome the players who took Pakistan to the final of the just-concluded tournament in India after a gap of 16 years. Also Read – Khel Ratna for Deepa and Bajrang, Arjuna for JadejaThe players were to be driven in a motorcade to Lahore after their return home via the Wagah Border. The federation said the ceremony would be held at a suitable time. The team lost to Germany in the final. In one of the most gruesome attacks on children anywhere in the world, at least six Taliban militants stormed the school and went classroom-to-classroom shooting indiscriminately.At least 160 people, most of them children, were killed in the attack, which was a reaction to Pakistan military’s campaign against the militants.
Kolkata: The Election Commission has ordered re-polling in two poll booths in Barrackpore and Arambag (SC) parliamentary constituencies on May 12, according to a notification released on Saturday. Both the parliamentary constituencies voted in the fifth phase on May 6. As per the notice, the EC has ordered re-poll in polling station 116-Kanchrapara Udbodhoni Madhyamik Vidyalay under Barrackpore’s Bizpur Assembly segment and in polling station 110-Laskarpur Netaji Prathamik Vidyalaya of Arambag’s Tarakeswar. The polling will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. along with elections to the eight seats in the sixth phase.
Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 4 min read Say you’re visiting a new city to meet a client or scout out a business location. In the past, you might have spent hours searching your network, trying to find someone to show you the lay of the land. But with the free service Startuptravels, the work is done for you with a few clicks. That was the impetus for Anders Hasselstrøm’s project. The Copenhagen-based tech entrepreneur often traveled to Scotland on business. Last summer he seized on the idea that there was potential to up the value of those visits. “I was traveling back and forth twice a month, and I realized I should connect with entrepreneurs while I was spending so much time there,” he says. Unfortunately, Hasselstrøm couldn’t find a simple, online way to do that. “I reached out to other entrepreneurs I knew and found they were having the same issue.” His goal was to develop a service that connected visiting entrepreneurs with fellow businesspeople based in the city. The traveler could ask to grab a coffee, request an introduction to another entrepreneur, or ask for help finding local vendors or resources for a project. He or she could even barter for office space or a place to stay during the trip.To further hone the idea, Hasselstrøm connected with developers Henrik Haugbølle and Rasmus Frandsen. The three surveyed every other entrepreneur they knew—more than 250 in all—to find out their travel patterns and needs. Among the suggestions for the network was to base users’ profiles on their LinkedIn page. In practice, Startuptravels users register on the site using their LinkedIn login, and their profiles, work histories and other details automatically transfer over. The info can then be modified with useful tags like “Early Entrepreneur” and “Investor.” As soon as someone decides where and when to travel, he or she can look up locals to meet during specific dates. As more people join the site, Startuptravels’ algorithm will weed through the listings to suggest entrepreneurs with similar backgrounds and interests. Still in beta since launching in October, Startuptravels now counts nearly 3,000 active users in 120 countries. Hasselstrøm’s reliance on a community of developers to build the site saved costs and time, and created a built-in set of evangelists to promote the service. “Our co-developers were the guys who fit the archetype of our website’s persona,” Hasselstrøm says. “They are power users who are willing to give their time, office space and perhaps a spare couch to make the service valuable to fellow entrepreneurs.” Why the name Startuptravels instead of something with broader appeal? Hasselstrøm says the point was to make the service relevant to entrepreneurs at a specific stage in their careers. It also doesn’t hurt that the startup community is, by his thinking, the cool place to be right now. “Our network wouldn’t have been as valuable five or even two years ago, but today the startup economy is booming worldwide,” he says. “Startup people are the new rock stars, so now it’s not uncommon for people to identify as such. Startups now have much more value, not only in the number of people who are involved in [them], but in the respect for the word startup itself.” March 11, 2015 Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. This story appears in the March 2015 issue of Start Up. Subscribe »