first_img India Today Web Desk ManchesterJuly 9, 2019UPDATED: July 9, 2019 22:34 IST The 1st semi-final between India and New Zealand wa interrupted due to rain (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSNew Zealand were 211/5 in 46.1 overs when rain arrived at Old TraffordA number of funny memes cropped up on TwitterFans ridiculed the ICC for scheduling the World Cup in EnglandThe World Cup 2019 semi-final being played between India and New Zealand in Manchester has been hit by rain. Showers arrived with New Zealand’s score at 211/5 after 46.1 overs and the ground staff quickly covered the square as the rain threatened to get heavier.With the showers not relenting till 10.00 PM IST, cricket fans had enough time to keep coming up with a number of funny memes and jokes all over social media. While some blasted the ICC for hosting the tournament in England, a few others took a dig at New Zealand’s batting performance.Here are some of the best Twitter reactions:The “Rain” has been lasted longer than any of the New Zealand batsmen did at the pitch…Agree??#INDvNZ #NZvIND #CWC2019 #IndiavsNewzealand #SemiFinal1Prity Singh (@pritsi2101) July 9, 2019Watch and learn @ICC watch and learn! That’s how you do it! @cricketworldcup @BCCI @BLACKCAPS #INDvNZ #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/CSS2GXRV34Saurabh Bhardwaj (@Saurabhsays_) July 9, 2019I think this structure should be mandatory for evry ground in #England #INDvNZ #CWC19 #indvnz pic.twitter.com/U6aV9dTneAMeet (@KingOf7Lords) July 9, 2019Rain has lasted longer than any New Zealand batsman did at the pitch. #INDvNZ #indiavsNewzealand pic.twitter.com/tMI4qgNWjhSharad Kotriwala (@ModijiKaHathHai) July 9, 2019DuckworthLewisStern method should be included in the CBSE class 10 syllabus #INDvNZ @BCCINikunj Choudhari (@Nikunj_nixu) July 9, 2019#INDvNZ1. When Mom tells you to fill all the bottles and put into refrigerator2. When Mom arrives and see no bottles filled. pic.twitter.com/yUFAm6aAytVishwajeet Kumar (@Vishwaj51666629) July 9, 2019advertisementWe need cricket grounds like this #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/NmHsQObWfGMahesh Sankpal (@sankpal_mahesh) July 9, 2019Earlier, slower bouncers, cutters and the knuckle-balls ruled the roost as the Indian bowlers showed why they are considered one of the best in world cricket at present. Even as the team management surprised many by deciding to drop the in-form Mohammad Shami, the trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya showed that they were up for the challenge.New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson scored a fighting 95-ball 67 even as the Kiwi batsmen found the going extremely tough on the slow wicket on offer.Also Read | World Cup 2019 semi-final: How much will India need to chase if New Zealand do not bat again?Also Read | Martin Guptill: Leading run-scorer in 2015 World Cup, goes through nightmarish time in 2019For 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow India vs New Zealand Next commentary No data available! advertisement Rain lasted longer than any New Zealand batsman: Funny memes outWith rain playing spoilsport during the 1st semi-final of World Cup 2019 played between India and New Zealand, fans took to Twitter to take a dig at ICC scheduling, rains and everything in between. graphs view more view less scorecardlast_img read more

first_img Two Nova Scotians using the data in their business are Alastair Jarvis and his business partner Will Martin. They created WoodsCamp, an online tool that uses the province’s forest inventory data to match woodlot owners with loggers and markets for their timber. “Data-rich problem spaces are ripe for social enterprises whose job it is to find new business models to solve problems that governments don’t have the time or resources to take on effectively,” said Mr. Jarvis. “Making government datasets available to innovators invites experimentation and innovation that delivers impact.” Mr. Jarvis believes others will use open data as a foundation for innovation. To watch a video on how he uses the data portal in his work, click here, https://youtu.be/_PbvYerKGSc. Nova Scotia launched the open data portal to give free, easy access to a wealth of government information. The portal was expanded several times over the past year to include data collections, high-resolution 3D maps and some information previously only available for a fee. The portal has received about 300,000 page views and 8,000 downloads. The most accessed datasets include public service information, historical vital statistics and environmental monitoring reports. The site has logged visitors from all over the world and more than 60 per cent of visitors return. Open data is just one way government is being more transparent. Earlier this year, Nova Scotia became the third province to start posting completed Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) requests online. Over the last few years, government has made other great strides in becoming more transparent by posting ministerial expenses, funding investments and creating forestry harvest maps. The website address is data.novascotia.ca. Nova Scotians are using data to create new opportunities and innovations while government continues to make more information available. Government is marking the first anniversary of its open data portal by making more than 50 new and refreshed data collections available to the public today, Feb. 7. This brings the total number of datasets publicly released over the past year to nearly 400. “The open data movement continues to grow in our province and our portal is a valuable tool many entrepreneurs, students and citizens can use to access information,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Nova Scotians are finding new ways to use data to innovate, solve problems and grow the economy.” The open data portal presents information in an accessible, easy-to-work-with format. Among the new datasets added today are: provincial immigration nominee program statistics, 2012-2015 community and family services program access African Nova Scotian family names No. 2 Construction Battalion nominal roll farm registrations Nova Scotia Museum locations funding programs, grants and awards employment service centre locations school boards and public school locationslast_img read more

The U.S. Government recently awarded over $3million to three organizations supporting resettling communities in the Mullaitivu and Killinochchi districts.The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance awarded funding to ZOA Refugee Care, Sewalanka, and Practical Action to provide the basic needs that many Sri Lankans urgently require. The United States (US) has expressed concerns over the rushed resettlement of the final IDPs to close the Menik Farm camp.A statement by the U.S Embassy in Colombo today said that United States welcomes the work by the Government of Sri Lanka to quickly resettle the large number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) following the 26-year conflict. “However, we remain concerned about the rushed resettlement of the final IDPs to close the Menik Farm camp.  Many of the most vulnerable families of the war-affected population in the North have been placed on land hastily cleared without adequate shelter, water and sanitation, or provisions to continue their livelihoods,” the US Embassy said. The Embassy also said that many long term IDPs remain unable to return home or access basic services from the Government of Sri Lanka. The support will provide help to nearly 50,000 Sri Lankans with basic services such as adequate shelter, access to potable water and proper sanitation, and food security.  The programs will also put these individuals on the road to a sustainable future, with support to start generating needed income, and connect farmers and fishermen with markets.Through its assistance, the United States is helping resettled people move towards a better future and the U.S. Embassy looks forward to continuing to work with the Government of Sri Lanka provide the services and care Sri Lankans need. read more