Sri Lanka vs West Indies, World Cup 2019: Weather updates in Chester-le-Street today

first_imgSri Lanka vs West Indies, World Cup 2019: Weather updates in Chester-le-Street todayKicker: Sri Lanka vs West Indies, Today’s Weather Forecast: Here’s all that you need to know about the weather forecast and prediction for rain on Sunday at Chester-le-Street in Durham.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk Chester-le-StreetJuly 1, 2019UPDATED: July 1, 2019 12:29 IST Sri Lanka and West Indies, both the teams will play for pride. (Reuters Photo)Dimuth Karunaratne and his Sri Lanka squad were still in contention at the Cricket World Cup when they practiced on the eve of their group game against West Indies.They were out of contention before the sunset Sunday, when England beat India at Edgbaston.It was a payback of sorts from the tournament hosts. The Lasith Malinga-inspired upset win over England at Leeds on June 21 revived Sri Lanka’s prospects of reaching the semifinals, and also opened the door for Pakistan and Bangladesh.Until then, it appeared the top four of Australia, India, New Zealand and England were destined for the semifinals. That loss dented England’s chances, and a subsequent loss to Australia put the hosts under even more pressure.Going into the last week of the group stage, only Australia is assured of a place in the last four, with seven wins and 14 points from eight games. India and New Zealand are on 11 points and England is back in the fourth spot on 10. Pakistan (9) and Bangladesh (7) are still in the hunt, but Sri Lanka (6) can’t make it – even if it wins its last two games against West Indies and India to finish on 10 points and England loses its last game group to New Zealand.The tiebreaker, if teams finish equal on points, wins – and England would have more in the W column because Sri Lanka picked up two points from washouts.Sri Lanka was trounced in its opening game against New Zealand, beat Afghanistan and then had washouts against Pakistan and Bangladesh. A loss to Australia had them on the verge of an exit until the win over England shook up the whole competition. With the loss here to South Africa last Friday, Sri Lanka lost control of its tournament destiny.advertisementThe West Indies slumped out of contention after a loss to India three days ago, but coach Floyd Reifer said it wouldn’t influence their game plan against Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street. He said the future starts Monday for his team.Rain may interrupt Match 39 of ICC Cricket World Cup between Sri Lanka and West Indies as the weather is partly cloudy. However, rain is expected for a very short period of time so a full game is on the cards. Screen grab from AccuweatherAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Pakistan supported India for the first time since partition, says Shoaib AkhtarAlso Read | Sportsmanship of few champions got tested, they failed badly: Waqar Younis slams Team IndiaAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Sri Lanka vs West Indieslast_img read more

Researchers develop smart tags which tell you when food goes off

first_imgEVER POUR MILK into your tea without realising it’s gone sour? It’s happened to the best of us, but such a problem may be avoided if a new tag is adapted commercially.Researchers from Peking University in Beijing, China are developing  colour-coded smart tags, which can tell you if milk or any other product inside a container is fresh or not.The small tags can be attached to containers of food or medicine and start off red to indicate freshness. After that, it changes to orange, yellow and eventually green, which shows that the food is spoiled.The lead researcher Chao Zhang, PH.D., said that the tag has a “gel-like consistency, is really inexpensive and safe, and can be widely programmed to mimic almost all ambient-temperature deterioration processes in foods.”It also takes into account moments when foods are exposed to higher temperatures, which could cause unexpected spoilage, providing a reliable indicator of how fresh a product is.The tags contain tiny metallic nanorods that change colour as they react to the length of time microbes grow in food. The gold nanorods the researchers used are red, which is why the colour represents freshness. Silver chloride and vitamin C are also in the tags, reacting slowly and controllably. Over time, the metallic silver gradually deposits on each gold nanorod, forming a silver shell layer.That changes the particle’s chemical composition and shape, so the tag color now would be different. Therefore, as the silver layer thickens over time, the tag color evolves from the initial red to orange, yellow, and green, and even blue and violet. The researchers developed and tested the tags using e.coli – food-spoiling bacteria that cause stomach problems – in milk as a reference. The best part is the tags are cheap to produce; the researchers say the chemicals in one tag alone would cost $0.002.The findings was presented at a national meeting of the American Chemical Society. The tags aren’t available yet, but the researchers said they’re reaching out to manufacturers, showing them how the tag would be useful for them and their customers.Read: Here is why your veins look blue >Read: Drug experts slam reports with ‘misleading statistics’ on legal high deaths >last_img read more