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Dead whale washed up in Philippines had 40kg of plastic bags in its stomach-2019

A young whale that washed up in the Philippines is found to have died from 40kg of plastic bags in its stomach.

Marine biologists and volunteers from the D’ Bone Collector Museum in Davao City, in the Philippine island of Mindanao, who performed an autopsy were shocked to discover the brutal cause of death for the young curvier beaked whale, which washed ashore on Saturday.

In a damning statement on their Facebook page, the museum said they uncovered “40 kilos of plastic bags, including 16 rice sacks. 4 banana plantation style bags and multiple shopping bags” in the whale’s stomach.

Images from the autopsy showed endless piles of rubbish being extracted from the inside of the animal, who is said to have died from “gastric shock” after ingesting all the plastic.

The D’ Bone Collector Museum biologists who conducted the autopsy said it was “the most plastic we have ever seen in a whale.”

”It’s disgusting,” they added. “Action must be taken by the government against those who continue to treat the waterways and ocean as dumpsters.”

The use of single-use plastic is rampant in Southeast Asia and a 2017 report by Ocean Conservancy stated that China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam have been dumping more plastic into the ocean than the rest of the world combined.

Marine biologist Darrell Blatchley, who also owns the D’Bone Collector Museum, said that in the 10 years they have examined dead whales and dolphins, 57 of them were found to have died due to accumulated rubbish and plastic in their stomachs.

In June last year, a whale died in southern Thailand after swallowing more than 80 plastic bags, which weighed up to 8kg (18lb) in the creature’s stomach, and marine biologists estimate around300 marine animals including pilot whales, sea turtles and dolphins, perished each year in Thai waters after ingesting plastic.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Air Force pilot Abhinand Vardhman jain,1st March,2019

Air Force pilot Abhinand Vardhman jain
Tamil Nadu village prays for safe return of pilot Abhinandan

Thirupanamoor, a nondescript village in Tiruvannamalai district is praying for the safe return of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. Though he grew up in Selaiyyur, his father, retired Air Marshal Simhakutty Varthaman was born here. “Abhinandan last came here when he was a child,” says retired teacher Adirajan (85).

The entire village has come together to organise a five-day-long special pooja in Jain temples across Karanthai, Vembakkam and Thirupanamoor villages, starting today. “They are a Jain family and often visit the Karanthai temple,” says Adirajan.

Retired Air Marshal Simhakutty Varthaman played a crucial role  in the Mirage 2000 upgrade ahead of the Kargil conflict in 1999, the very same aircraft that was used in the offensive against Jaish-e-Mohammed targets in Balakot. He has also been advocating the need to upgrade the fighter squadrons and weapon systems and recommending the creation of a ‘Chief of Defence Staff’ post.

In an ironic twist, Air Marshal Vardhaman worked as a consultant for Mani Ratnam’s movie Kaatru Veliyidai where the pilot hero was captured by Pakistan.

Abhinandan, the MiG-21 Bison pilot, trained at the Tambaram airbase. “He has two children. His wife and children aren’t staying here currently,” a maternal relative told the media. “It broke our heart to see his visuals on TV. But it’s a relief knowing that they are treating him well,” says D Goundhi, another relative.

WWE superstars' salaries revealed including The Undertaker, John Cena and Triple H

WWE superstars train for years, work across the globe and put their bodies on the line, all in the name of entertainment.

But just how much do WWE talents get paid to get into the ring?

Wrestling's highest-calibre athletes take home a significant base wage, but also benefit from a percentage of merchandise sales.

The lifestyle is not all that bad either for the top tier talents, as they are flown on first class flights, stay in five-star hotels and use luxury rental cars - often at the expense of the company.

WWE senior staff salaries
Triple H (Vice President of Live Events) - $1.1million + $1.65million (talent contract)
Vince McMahon (Chief Executive Officer) - $2.4million
George Barrios (Financial and Strategic Officer - $800,000
Kevin Dunn (Producer) - $800,000
Michael Luisi (WWE Studios President) - $70,000

WWE men base salaries Figures from mid-2018

Brock Lesnar $12million

John Cena $8.5million

Roman Reigns $5million

Randy Orton $4.5million

AJ Styles $3.5million

Seth Rollins $3million

The Miz $2.5million

Triple H $2.5million

Undertaker $2.5million

Dean Ambrose $2million

Kevin Owens $2million

Dolph Ziggler $1.5million

Sheamus $1million

Jeff Hardy $1million

Bray Wyatt $1million

Finn Balor $1million

Jinder Mahal $900,000

Kane $900,000

Big Show $850,000

Samoa Joe $800,000

Rusev $800,000

Sin Cara $700,000

Matt Hardy $650,000

Luke Harper $550,000

Erick Rowan $550,000

R-Truth $550,000

Kofi Kingston $500,000

Xavier Woods $500,000

Big E $500,000

Rhyno $500,000

Cesaro $500,000

Sami Zayn $500,000

Goldust $400,000

Shinsuke Nakamura $400,000

Heath Slater $400,000

Fandango $400,000

Kalisto $350,000

Titus O’Neill $300,000

Bo Dallas $300,000

Braun Strowman $300,000

Apollo Crews $300,000

Scott Dawson $250,000

Luke Gallows $250,000

Jey Uso $250,000

Jimmy Uso $250,000

Curtis Axel $250,000

Curt Hawkins $200,000

WWE women base salaries-Figures from mid-2018

Ronda Rousey $1.5million

Charlotte Flair $550,000

Nikki Bella $350,000

Alexa Bliss $350,000

Mickie James $300,000

Brie Bella $300,000

Natalya $300,000

Asuka $250,000

Becky Lynch $250,000

Dana Brooke $200,000

Bayley $200,000

Lana $200,000

Naomi $180,000

Carmella $120,000

Nia Jax $100,000

Sonya Deville $100,000

Mandy Rose $80,000

Ruby Riott $80,000

Sarah Logan $80,000

Tamina $80,000

Liv Morgan $80,000

Thursday, January 24, 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup May 30,2019 - Match schedule - INDIA v Pakistan

16 June 2019

INDIA v Pakistan
Old Trafford, Manchester

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Teams with Points Table

This means a total of 45 matches will be played, with each team playing a total of nine matches. The top four teams from the group will progress to the knockout stage. A similar format was previously used in the 1992 Cricket World Cup, though that tournament featured 10 teams.
Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
1  England 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000
2  South Africa 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000
3  India 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000
4  Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000
5  New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000
6  Pakistan 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000
7  Bangladesh 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000
8  Sri Lanka 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000
9  Afghanistan 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000
10  West Indies 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000

ICC Cricket World Cup May 30,2019 - Match schedule - Group stage fixtures

Official Logo for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule

Date Match Venue Timing
May 30, 2019 England vs South Africa The Oval, London Day
May 31, 2019 West Indies vs Pakistan Trent Bridge, Nottingham Day
June 1, 2019 New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff Day
June 1, 2019 Afghanistan vs Australia County Ground Bristol, Bristol Day/ Night
June 2, 2019 South Africa vs Bangladesh The Oval, London Day
June 3, 2019 England vs Pakistan Trent Bridge, Nottingham Day
June 4, 2019 Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff Day
June 5, 2019 South Africa vs India Hampshire Bowl, Southampton Day
June 5, 2019 Bangladesh vs New Zealand The Oval, London Day/ Night
June 6, 2019 Australia vs West Indies Trent Bridge, Nottingham Day
June 7, 2019 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka County Ground Bristol, Bristol Day
June 8, 2019 England vs Bangladesh Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff Day
June 8, 2019 Afghanistan vs New Zealand County Ground, Taunton Day/ Night
June 9, 2019 India vs Australia The Oval, London Day
June 10, 2019 South Africa vs West Indies Hampshire Bowl, Southampton Day
June 11, 2019 Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka County Ground Bristol, Bristol Day
June 12, 2019 Australia vs Pakistan County Ground, Taunton Day
June 13, 2019  India vs New Zealand Trent Bridge, Nottingham Day
June 14, 2019 England vs West Indies Hampshire Bowl, Southampton Day
June 15, 2019 Sri Lanka vs Australia The Oval, London Day
June 15, 2019 South Africa vs Afghanistan Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff Day/ Night
June 16, 2019 India vs Pakistan Old Trafford, Manchester Day
June 17, 2019 West Indies vs Bangladesh County Ground, Taunton Day
June 18, 2019 England vs Afghanistan Old Trafford, Manchester Day
June 19, 2019 New Zealand vs South Africa Edgbaston, Birmingham Day
June 20, 2019 Australia vs Bangladesh Trent Bridge, Nottingham Day
June 21, 2019 England vs Sri Lanka Headingley, Leeds Day
June 22, 2019 India vs Afghanistan Hampshire Bowl, Southampton Day
June 22, 2019 West Indies vs New Zealand Old Trafford, Manchester Day/ Night
June 23, 2019 Pakistan vs South Africa Lord’s, London Day
June 24, 2019 Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Hampshire Bowl, Southampton Day
June 25, 2019 England vs Australia Lord’s, London Day
June 26, 2019 New Zealand vs Pakistan Edgbaston, Birmingham Day
June 27, 2019 West Indies vs India Old Trafford, Manchester Day
June 28, 2019 Sri Lanka vs South Africa The Riverside, Chester-le-Street Day
June 29, 2019 Pakistan vs Afghanistan Headingley, Leeds Day
June 29, 2019 New Zealand vs Australia Lord’s, London Day/ Night
June 30, 2019 England vs India Edgbaston, Birmingham Day
July 1, 2019 Sri Lanka vs West Indies The Riverside, Chester-le-Street Day
July 2, 2019 Bangladesh vs India Edgbaston, Birmingham Day
July 3, 2019 England vs New Zealand The Riverside, Chester-le-Street Day
July 4, 2019 Afghanistan vs West Indies Headingley, Leeds Day
July 5, 2019 Pakistan vs Bangladesh Lord’s, London Day/ Night
July 6, 2019 Sri Lanka vs India Headingley, Leeds Day
July 6, 2019 Australia vs South Africa Old Trafford, Manchester Day/ Night
July 9, 2019 First semifinal (1 v 4) Old Trafford, Manchester Day
July 10, 2019 Reserve day Old Trafford, Manchester
July 11, 2019 Second semi-final (2 v 3) Edgbaston, Birmingham Day
July 12, 2019 Reserve day
July 14, 2019 Final Lord’s, London

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