World Cup: De Villiers and South Africa deflated after big defeat

first_imgSouth Africa captain AB de Villiers will turn to his senior players to help lift the team out of the doldrums after they suffered a “big knock” to their confidence in a crushing defeat by India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.Dominated with bat, ball and in the field, South Africa’s 130-run loss was their first to India at a World Cup and an alarming setback for a team tipped to dominate on the southern hemisphere wickets of Australia and New Zealand.Adding insult to injury, the team were fined for a slow over rate and leading seamer Vernon Philander may be sidelined after sustaining an injury to his left hamstring. Losing the toss was a blow, allowing India’s batsmen the best of a slow wicket on a stifling hot day, but a deflated De Villiers was at a loss to explain his batsmen’s collapse for 177 after being set 308 for victory.”It’s a big knock for us to get beaten by 130 runs,” he told reporters.”It’s almost embarrassing. You never want to lose by that amount of runs. You always want to be a competitive team, feel like you’re always in the game, feel like you’ve got a chance to win games.”We pride ourselves on that, and it didn’t happen today. We’re going to have to lick our wounds for a while.”Your confidence takes a bit of a knock with performances like that, and it’s up to the senior group of players to make sure that confidence is still there come Friday against the West Indies.advertisement”Little things like today’s performance can creep into your game if you start thinking about it too much, and if you allow it to knock your confidence down.”De Villiers was particular incensed that two wickets fell through run-outs, including his own dismissal for 30 when he and Faf du Plessis had compiled a steadying 68-run partnership. Middle-order batsman David Miller was also run out for 22 as the jumpy South Africans struggled with the pressure of a disciplined Indian bowling effort.The last seven wickets fell for 44 runs as South Africa’s middle and lower order withered.”(West Indies) is a must-win for us in Sydney, but for now I just want to sort of go feel sad in my room for a while, and we’ll see again how I feel tomorrow,” De Villiers added.last_img read more

GCDCP to organise National Conference on AI on August 10

first_imgNew Delhi: Global Council for Development of Consulting Professionals (GCDCP), a global forum, will organise a National Conference here at Holiday Inn, Aerocity on August 10, 2019. A galaxy of professionals from Artificial Intelligence, Analytics, and Consulting fields will be attending the day-long event to brainstorm, discuss and come out with some strategies with respect to the adoption of Artificial Intelligence in the Consulting Industry. Dr Omkar Rai, DG, STPI India will deliver keynote address. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe event will also see participation from Nishith Pathak who is India’s first and only Artificial Intelligence(AI) Most Valuable Professional(MVP) and Microsoft Regional Director (RD). Other prominent panellists include TV Ramachandran, President, Broadband India Forum, Shivom Aggarwal, Chef de Projet R&D/ Data Scientist, EURA NOVA, France, Avik Sarkar, Data Scientist, AI & Public Policy Expert, Pankaj Khurana, Partner, PwC India, Mansoor Khan, CEO, Wavelabs, TR Dua, Director General- TAIPA , Chairman– ITU APT Foundation of India, Vinod Sood, MD, HSC, Bharti Maan, ML Expert & Mentor – Entrepreneurial & Innovation Program, among others.last_img read more

UberMOTO starts journey in Dhaka

first_imgCricketer Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has taken the first MOTO ride in the city on Tuesday morning. Photo: Prothom AloUber, the ridesharing app that connects riders with drivers to provide convenient, reliable and affordable rides at the push of a button, on Tuesday launched its bike-sharing product, UberMOTO, in Dhaka, reports UNB.With the launch of the new service, Uber will take another step forward in its efforts to redefine urban mobility in Dhaka that it started 11 months back with the launch of UberX and more recently with UberPREMIER.The bike-sharing product will bring another option to riders to get from one place to another at the tap of a button.Star cricketer Mashrafe Bin Mortaza took the first MOTO ride in the city in the morning.General manager of Uber in Dhaka, Arpit Mundra said, “I’m thrilled to announce the launch of UberMOTO in Dhaka and be able to provide our riders another affordable way to get around the city.””We’re excited to be able to use our technology to not only contribute greatly towards improving urban mobility in Dhaka and to cutting congestion but also be instrumental in creating thousands of economic opportunities for the youth,” he saidUberMOTO gives riders an affordable and convenient motorcycle ride at the push of a button through the Uber app.Riders receive driver and bike details just as they do for other Uber rides, as well as all standard safety features before, during and after the ride, including GPS tracking, two-way feedback and the ability to share trip details with family and friends.last_img read more

Reviving organic fashion at the runway

first_imgIt was a fashion parade on the second day of the Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter’ 17 – from incredible sarees designed in lustrous tussar silk to kurtas woven from Kuchai – garments created from some of the best organic fabric of Jharkhand were on glorious display as internationally acclaimed designers showcased their work. Madhu Jain, craft revivalist and textile conservationist showcased her specially curated collection at the fashion extravaganza by taking the ‘Ikat weaving craft’ style to another level. Here, she showcased a blend of several cultures that straddles geographies; from Odisha and Andhra Pradesh in India, to Thailand and Uzbekistan. The collection bears her inimitable stamp of exquisite craftsmanship, striking design intervention, and an outstanding colour palette. And the best part? Every single textile innovated by Madhu has been woven in India. Her exquisite collection was introduced with some soul-stirring singing by the mesmerising Raghav Meattle, a Finalist of the wildly popular TV show ‘The Stage.’ Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSome of India’s top fashion designers including Rina Dhaka, Shaina NC, Shruti Sancheti, Divya and Ambika Jain showcased their latest fashion collections designed from Jharkhand’s rich fabrics and handloom at the grand fashion show put together by ‘Jharcraft’. Top models sashayed the ramp displaying the elegant collections with elan as the designers showcased their designs made of Tussar silk, Kuchai silk and other handloom fabrics of Jharkhand.”The treasured hand-loom clusters from remotest tribal belt of Jharkhand inspired me to redefine muted glamour of tribal India. Luminous looms like Tussar, mulberry silk, Eri silk and spun cotton in decadent palette of Sand, Ecru, berry purple, Onyx, Charcoal, Burgundy, Mahogany and Teal are meticulously crafted to create easy separates for the coming festive season,” says Shruti Sancheti. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive’Jharcraft’ (Jharkhand Silk Textile and Handicraft Development Corporation Ltd) conceived the fashion event with an objective to put spotlight on to the exquisite and organic fabrics handcrafted by craftspersons of the state.Union Minister for Textiles, Smriti Irani also paid a visit to the ‘Jharcraft’ pavilion and took a close look at the handloom collection. She also discussed the initiatives being undertaken to help artisans from the state to achieve better market access and improve their livelihood. Tussar Silk, a special silk variety produced in eastern and central India, primarily in Jharkhand, was the special focus of the collection. India is the second largest producer of Tussar silk and the exclusive producer of Indian Tussar (also known as tropical tussar). In recent years, Jharkhand state has emerged as the largest producer of Tussar silk in the country.The artisans producing the silk are largely poor tribals from Jharkhand state. In its quest to improve sources of livelihood for these artisans, ‘Jharcraft’ works to promote their work and take it to national and international platforms. “These silks are a deep manifestation of the tribal arts and crafts of the region and reflect the well-springs of creativity endowed with the ethnic communities of Jharkhand. Recognising it as a source of income, the artisans of the state have in recent years further cultivated and enhanced their skills as well as variety of products. Jharkhand is today the leading producer of Tussar silk which is attracting much attention, especially among the discerning fabric lovers. By associating with such an event and showcasing Tussar silk and garments made of other handlooms of Jharkhand, our attempt is to take ours fabrics and handlooms to international markets,” said K Ravi Kumar, Managing Director, ‘Jharcraft’.last_img read more

PokéDriver Hits Cop Car Video

first_imgJuly 20, 2016 Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 3 min read You have likely heard about all of the trouble that Pokémon Go has caused since its release on July 6 — but this incident takes the cake.Related: The 5 Most Ridiculous Pokémon Go Stories of the WeekThe Baltimore police department posted this video Tuesday night after a driver playing Pokémon Go crashed into a parked police cruiser.#PokemonGO is not all fun and games. Here is a video of a distracted driver who struck one of our cars. #PlaySafe— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) July 19, 2016 The man is seen getting out of the car saying, “That’s what I get for playing this dumb ass game.”Related: 8 Weird Reasons Pokémon Go Isn’t the Game Craze We’re Used ToAnd he’s right, it’s pretty bad, but he apparently isn’t the only one who’s been playing the augmented reality game behind the wheel. Transportation departments around the country are warning people that playing Pokémon Go while driving is dangerous.Did you see this? @MassDOT is reminding drivers to NEVER #Pokemon and drive!— Brittany Murphy (@BrittMurphyWMN) July 14, 2016 Don’t #PokemonGO and drive. That’s the message from the @MDXway on the 836 heading westbound in Miami.— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) July 18, 2016 Police departments are also getting on board, noting the dangers of playing in the driver’s seat.What do you get when you mix driving & Pokémon Go? $325 and 4 Demerit Points. Police detect 2 drivers in 1 hour.— NSW Police (@nswpolice) July 14, 2016 Morning! Playing #PokemonGO? Don’t catch & drive! Wait, park & then #Pokemon Go. #GottaCatchEmAll but safely! #LESM— SarasotaPD (@sarasotapd) July 11, 2016 Enjoy #PokemonGo, but please be aware of your surroundings and don’t play it while driving. via @latimes— Denver Sheriff (@DenverSheriff) July 18, 2016 A push notification within the game warns players to watch their surroundings If you absolutely must play Pokémon Go in the car, actor Daniel Franzese has a solution: Omg! You can’t #PokemonGO and drive but you can in your @lyft I just caught Pikachu in the Valley. God is real!!!— Daniel Franzese (@WhatsupDanny) July 14, 2016 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more