Militants loot banks, snatch rifles in south Kashmir

first_imgMilitants on Wednesday looted two branches of the Ellaquai Dehati Bank (EDB) within a span of two hours in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. In another incident on Tuesday night in Shopian district, also in south Kashmir, five service rifles were snatched from court guards.Around noon, three armed militants barged into a branch of the EDB, at remote Wahibugh in Pulwama district, 30 km from capital Srinagar. “Apparently ₹4.92 lakh is missing. The final estimation of the looted amount is still being ascertained,” a senior police official told The Hindu.Within two hours of the first robbery, armed militants again struck in Pulwama’s Nihama and robbed another EDB branch of ₹1.60 lakh. It was the third such incident in 24 hours. Around ₹65,000 was looted from another EDB branch located in Kader village, Shopian district, on Tuesday, according to the police. Five service rifles, including four INSAS and one AK-47, were snatched from five policemen guarding the District Court Complex, Shopian, on Tuesday night. The policemen have been suspended. The incident took place just 700 metres from the nearest police station. On Monday, militants took away five service rifles after killing five policemen, guarding a cash van, in Kulgam. VulnerableA top counter-insurgency police officer told The Hindu that the EDB branches remain easy targets for militants given their locations in the interiors of the districts. The police have already categorised many of these branches in south Kashmir as “hyper sensitive.”“The growing incidents of looting of banks and weapons only point to the swelling militant ranks in south Kashmir. There is shortage of cash to meet the daily expenses of the groups, with around 30 members each,” said the police officer. According to the police data, Pulwama, out of four districts in south Kashmir, has the presence of more than 70 militants, including 12 foreigners, the highest ever in the past two decades. “We suspect that the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Hizbul Mujahideen are working in tandem in south Kashmir,” said the officer.In 2016, both the Hizb and the LeT militants looted ₹30 lakh from three banks in south and central Kashmir.Arms and cash crunch, due to depleting couriers between fresh recruits and the handlers in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), is forcing the locally trained and recruited militants to swoop on the soft targets.last_img read more

Union Minister Anant Geete injured in car accident

first_imgPune: Shiv Sena leader and Union Minister Anant Geete was injured in a car accident near Pali in Raigad district on Friday afternoon.While Mr. Geete suffered minor injuries on his head he is said to be safe.Mr. Geete, who is Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Sector Enterprises and the lone Sena leader in the Union cabinet, was on his way to Pali from Khopoli (in Raigad) when the accident occurred.According to sources, the driver of the advance pilot vehicle in the minister’s convoy braked rapidly to avert ramming into a two-wheeler which appeared suddenly in his field of vision.Mr. Geete’s car was right behind and the driver, unable to apply brakes in time, crashed into the pilot vehicle while the rear pilot car, rammed into the Minister’s car. “The Minister is fine and will resume his journey shortly. He is at the government rest house,” said Anil Parasakar, Superintendent of Police, Raigad district. Mr. Geete left for Pali after resting for a while.last_img read more

BJP seeks tighter security for Tripura CM

first_imgThe BJP in Tripura will write to the Union Home Ministry, seeking more security for Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who, the party says, is facing a threat to his life from drug cartels because of his drive against opium and cannabis growers.On Thursday, BJP MLA Ratan Chakraborty said the Centre was aware of the need to tighten Mr. Deb’s security following a report that drug-lords in Myanmar had hatched a plot to kill him. Myanmar is a major producer of narcotic drugs.“We are drafting a note for the MHA, requesting that the Chief Minister’s security be enhanced to the Z category from the current Y category… We have also asked party workers to be on their toes as the Chief Minister often breaks security cordon to meet people,” Mr. Chakraborty said.After its formation in March, the BJP-led coalition declared war on drugs. The police and other security agencies have so far seized more than 50,000 kg of cannabis or ganja and destroyed plants on large areas across the State. Police officers say the drug corridor from Myanmar to Bangladesh, through Tripura, has been choked, with drug-lords in Myanmar turning restive. The BJP accused the previous Left Front government of patronising the drug cartels over two decades.last_img read more

Male moth’s song has double meaning

first_imgMany moth species sing courtship songs, and until now, scientists knew of only two types of such melodies. Some species imitate attacking bats, causing a female to freeze in place, whereas others croon tunes that directly woo the ladies. But the male yellow peach moth (Conogethes punctiferalis, pictured) belts out a combination song, scientists report online today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. These tiny troubadours, which are found throughout Asia, emit ultrasonic refrains composed of short and long pulses by contracting their abdominal tymbals, sound-producing membranes. (Listen to a male’s courtship song above.) The short pulses, the scientists say, are similar to the hunting calls of insectivorous horseshoe bats. However, unlike other moth species, these males aren’t directing the batlike tunes at females, but rather at rival males. Using playback experiments, the scientists showed that a male drives away competitors with the short pulses of his ditty, while inducing a female to mate with the long note. Indeed, a receptive virgin female moth (1 to 3 days old) typically raises her wings after hearing this part of the male’s song—a sign that she accepts the male, the scientists say. It is thus the first moth species known to have a dual-purpose melody.(Audio credit: Ryo Nakano)Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

World Series patches in place, Dodgers prepare for Astros

first_imgThe Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers love their analytics, collecting so much data that manager Dave Roberts proudly proclaims: “I don’t see any team that’s more prepared than we are.”All the numbers, video and advanced scouting reports are great. But firsthand looks are nice, too.ADVERTISEMENT Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “A lot of it is going to be learning as you go,” Granderson said.Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw is set to pitch Game 1 on Tuesday night against Dallas Keuchel at Dodger Stadium. Rich Hill will start Game 2 for the Dodgers vs. AL Championship Series MVP Justin Verlander.Yu Darvish will start Game 3 for the Dodgers when the Series shifts to Houston on Friday night. Acquired from Texas on July 31, he’s the most familiar with the Astros.Darvish is 5-5 in 14 career starts against them, including 1-1 this season.Keuchel has never faced the Dodgers. Verlander beat Los Angeles on Aug. 20 with eight dominant innings, shortly before he got traded from Detroit.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next So Curtis Granderson, what do you know about your World Series opponent, the Houston Astros?“I saw them a couple times in spring training, when I was with the Mets,” the outfielder said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOK, then.Funny, in a way. The Astros and Dodgers have played more than 700 times over the years, but these clubs know very little about each other. LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Seager didn’t play in the NL Championship Series against the Cubs because of a back injury. But Roberts said team was “very confident” Seager was ready to return.Seager hit .295 with 22 home runs and 77 RBIs this year. He went 3 for 11 with four walks in the NL Division Series against Arizona, but tweaked his back during a slide in Game 3.Charlie Culberson did well while filling in for Seager during the NLCS. Chris Taylor also saw action at shortstop against the Cubs and was the co-MVP of the series.It is possible Seager could be the designated hitter for the Dodgers when the Series moves to Houston.“In a perfect world, he would play shortstop and hit second,” Roberts said. Del Potro beats Dimitrov to win Stockholm Open “It’s hard to dismiss the two guys at the top of the rotation,” Roberts said, also praising Houston’s “athleticism” and “ability to slug.”The Astros showed off all facets Saturday night, beating the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of the ALCS.The Dodgers haven’t played the Astros since 2015, when they dropped a three-game series at Houston. The previous time they met was 2012, back when Houston was still in the National League and stuck in the midst of three straight 100-loss seasons.Boosted by Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, the Astros are now among the elite teams in the majors.Hill also knows how quickly things can turn around. Wearing a hat that had a World Series emblem on the side, the 37-year-old reflected on where he was fairly recently.In 2015, beset by injuries, no team in the big leagues wanted him and he wound up pitching for the Long Island Ducks.“A couple years ago, I was using a bucket in independent ball as a toilet,” he said.Not anymore.Hill became a valuable member of the Dodgers’ staff, signed a rich contract and has helped them make it back to the World Series for the first time since 1988.Like Hill, All-Star shortstop Corey Seager is expected to make his first World Series appearance. Seager got there a bit faster — at 23, a season after he was the NL Rookie of the Year. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNPlast_img read more

Fatherly instinct kicks in as Oliver Almadro rushes to Isa Molde’s side after injury

first_img“I really try to take care of my players and I act as a father to them and I’d be the first to suffer any pain if anything bad happens to them,” said Almadro in Filipino after the Lady Eagles’ 25-23, 25-16, 25-23 win. “We all know these kids and I always pray for their safety and of course for all the players here in the UAAP.”READ: Sigh of relief: No serious injury for UP hitter Isa Molde“I said a short prayer for her and it will ease up the negative vibes. I want to help even in the smallest way possible.”Almadro, whose Lady Eagles improved to a league-best 8-1 record, added that he wants nothing but a quick recovery for Molde who was rushed to Philippine General Hospital after the game.“We always pray for the safety of everyone, the safety of the team, and the recovery of Isa and of course the safety of all UAAP players.”ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MANILA, Philippines—Oliver Almadro is popularly known as Ateneo’s head coach who is trying to bring the success of the men’s program to the women’s team that’s searching for its first championship since 2015.ADVERTISEMENT Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Xiong Jin Nan delivers Angela Lee’s 1st loss, retains ONE women’s strawweight strap Google Philippines names new country directorcenter_img Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving MOST READ Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Constantly barking orders from the sidelines, it might look like Almadro is all business but that is now always the case.Almadro, who has three children, showed his fatherly side when University of the Philippines star Isa Molde injured her left ankle on Saturday while playing against his Lady Eagles in UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsREAD: Lady Maroons’ top hitter Isa Molde injures kneeAs Molde laid down on the mat early in the second set, Almadro was one of the first people to rush to her aid and the Ateneo mentor said it was just his paternal instinct that kicked in when he cared for the Lady Maroon. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Cricket: NCA receiving negative feedback from senior players

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementImage Courtesy: CricFItThe National Cricket Academy, once considered the point for rejuvenating the players from injury has turned into shambles after receiving poor feedback from several players.Latest reports indicate that a number of senior players are unwilling to travel to the academy in Bangalore for recovery.A BCCI Official stated to Times Of India that, “It’s not Bhuvneshwar alone. There are no good reports coming from the senior players. They have become reluctant to travel to NCA because they feel the fitness regime at the NCA doesn’t help their cricketing skills.”The official also went on to claim that, The players don’t want to train at NCA these days. A lot of senior players go there just to take fitness tests. They prefer training at their home bases.Read Also:Cricket: Aussie quick clears the air on prediction about Virat KohliCricket: Is MS Dhoni considering retirement from ODI cricket?last_img read more

UST eliminates No. 2 UP, roars back into UAAP Finals vs Ateneo

first_imgStruggling in the final quarter, Soulemane Chabi Yo atoned for all of his misses earlier by making two pressure-packed foul shots with 4.4 seconds left as UST forged a finals duel with unbeaten Ateneo in the best-of-three finals starting Saturday.READ: Renzo Subido’s playmaking key in UST win over UPThe No. 2 seed UP, which had a twice to beat advantage, had one final chance to send the game to overtime, but James Spencer missed a wide open three as the buzzer sounded, sending the yellow-clad UST gallery in jubilation. PH kickboxing team modest about SEA Games chances FILE – UST Growling Tigers march back to the UAAP Finals. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines— University of Santo Tomas kept its sensational playoff run going with a thrilling 68-65 win over University of the Philippines Wednesday night to punch its ticket in the finals before a crowd of 18,458 UAAP Season 82 at Mall of Asia Arena.READ: UST turns to its defense to beat fancied UP anew ADVERTISEMENT What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’ PLAY LIST 02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’center_img Priority legislation in the 18th Congress MOST READ Rice industry paralysis LATEST STORIES Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Renzo Subido knocked down the game’s biggest shot – a triple – with 23.5 seconds remaining for the go-ahead basket, 66-65, as the Growling Tigers rallied late in the game to survive their third straight knockout game in the stepladder semifinals.Block by UST and some huge misses for UP. | @cedelfptINQ STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) November 13, 2019 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Morocco and Tunisia get World Cup spots

first_imgWorld Cup Morocco and Tunisia secure World Cup spots Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 04:06 11/12/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) benatia-cropped Getty Images World Cup Tunisia v Libya Ivory Coast v Morocco Tunisia Congo DR Morocco Libya Guinea Ivory Coast WC Qualification Africa Congo DR v Guinea Africa’s five World Cup spots have been filled after the two nations from the north of the continent secured their progression on Saturday Morocco have qualified for a first World Cup since 1998 after beating their closest Group C challengers Ivory Coast 2-0 away from home on Saturday, and Tunisia joined them in securing passage as they drew 0-0 with Libya.The Atlas Lions went into the match in Abidjan just needing a draw to consolidate their place as pacesetters in the final group match, but they went one better in what was an assured display.Greece 5/2 to beat Croatia Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Nabil Dirar gave the visitors the lead 25 minutes in, cutting in from the right and seeing his left-footed cross go all the way in, raising serious questions over goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo.He was partially at fault again shortly after, failing to come and collect a corner delivery which was ultimately directed into the net by Morocco captain Medhi Benatia, who made the most of slack marking.The hosts poured men forward for most of the rest of the match, but Morocco generally looked in control of things at the back and held on comfortably, giving Herve Renard – the coach who ended Ivory Coast’s Africa Cup of Nations drought in 2015 – a famous victory against his former team.QUALIFIED!Congratulations, Morocco! They’re heading back to the #WorldCup for the first time since 1998! #WCQ— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) November 11, 2017Tunisia also only needed a draw to pip DR Congo – who began the day three points adrift – to top spot in Group A and they duly accomplished that with a 0-0 stalemate at home to Libya.It was unspectacular, but they got the job done and ultimately progressed with a one-point buffer after a late flurry helped DR Congo beat Guinea 3-1 in the group’s other match.QUALIFIED!Congratulations, Tunisia! They’re heading back to the #WorldCup for the first time since 2006! #WCQ— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) November 11, 2017It will be Tunisia’s first World Cup involvement since 2006 in Germany, and they join Morocco, Egypt, Senegal and Nigeria as Africa’s five representatives in Russia.last_img read more

Case registered against Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul for comments on Koffee with Karan

first_imgCase registered against Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul for comments on Koffee with KaranHardik Pandya and KL Rahul faced a massive backlash after their Koffee with Karan episode was aired and were slammed for their ‘sexist and misogynistic’ comments on the chat show.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 6, 2019UPDATED: February 6, 2019 10:42 IST Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have returned to playing cricket their BCCI lifted their suspensions over the Koffee with Karan controversy. (@hardikpandya7 Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCase registered against Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul in a Jodhpur police stationPandya and Rahul were suspended after they made sexist comments on TV show Koffee with Karan aired in JanuaryThe suspensions were lifted and Pandya joined Team India for the limited overs tour of New ZealandIt seems like the trouble over Koffee with Karan is not going to get over any time soon for Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. After they were relieved of the suspension from the BCCI over their comments on the show, now a case has been registered against the duo and the host of the show and filmmaker Karan Johar in Jodhpur.Pandya and Rahul faced a lot of backlash on social media for the comments made by them on the chat show, which is famous for sparking controversy. Following the backlash, BCCI had suspended the duo.However, their suspensions were lifted on January 24 pending appointment of an ombudsman.Rajasthan: Case registered against Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul & Karan Johar in Jodhpur for comments made during Johar’s talk show in December last year. (@ANI) February 6, 2019Since then, Pandya has been playing for Team India in New Zealand while KL Rahul joined India A team for matches against England Lions.Pandya played the last three ODIs against New Zealand and shone in all departments on the field.So far, with the ball he has picked 4 wickets and has scored 61 runs with the bat.Just when it looked like the trouble for the duo would fade away, the case against them has been registered in a Jodhpur police station. Along with the duo, Karan Johar also has his name in the case.Right after their suspensions were lifted, former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin had said that Pandya and Rahul’s on-field performances should speak for them now.advertisementPandya, who hadn’t played for India since his lower back injury in the first match of the Asia Cup, showed his intensity and will to play when he took the field in New Zealand.Pandya’s mentor Kiran More told that Pandya was very disturbed with the controversy but now his focus was back on cricket.”Absolutely [was expecting him to make an immediate impact on comeback]. He is a very talented cricketer, no doubt about it. He had no bad intentions at all. The chat show incident happened. That’s what shows the character of the cricketer. He is a cricketer who works very hard and gives his 100% whenever he plays for his teams. Happy he has made a huge comeback.”Definitely, he was very disturbed [during the Koffee With Karan row]. Good, he has made a huge impact straight away,” More added.”Now, he is clear about his cricket. His focus is on cricket and he showed how much he wants to play for India in New Zealand.”The suspension for him was like getting dropped from the India team. For him, it was like he was trying to make a comeback. He and Rahul both of them have realised they made mistakes. He is mentally so strong and it has shown with the way he has made the comeback.”Also Read | Hardik Pandya a natural talent and a match-winner: Ravi ShastriAlso Read | Hardik Pandya’s form with bat and ball a good sign for Team India: Harbhajan SinghAlso Read | Hardik Pandya was just dying to get into the thick of things: R SridharFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Tags :Follow Hardik PandyaFollow KL RahulFollow Koffee with Karan controversylast_img read more

French Open: Stylish Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori sail into the 2nd round

first_imgFrench Open: Stylish Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori sail into the 2nd roundRoger Federer, back on the Paris clay 10 years after his only title here, swept aside Italian Lorenzo Sonego 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 in a graceful performance on an expanded court Philippe Chatrieradvertisement Next Reuters ParisMay 26, 2019UPDATED: May 26, 2019 23:56 IST Roger Federer sailed into the 2nd round of the French open with an easy victory (Twitter: @rolandgarros)HIGHLIGHTSRoger Federer advanced to the 2nd round with a straight sets victory over Lorenzo SonegoKei Nishikori beat French wildcard Quentin Halys 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 to join FedererGreek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Maximilian Marterer 6-2, 6-2, 7-6(4) in a clinical performanceRoger Federer made a stylish comeback to the French Open after a three-year hiatus as the revamped, widely-acclaimed Roland Garros burst into life on Sunday.The 20-time Grand Slam champion, back on the Paris clay 10 years after his only title here, swept aside Italian Lorenzo Sonego 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 in a graceful performance on an expanded court Philippe Chatrier.”The reception I got today was crazy, it was really nice to see a full stadium for a first round like this. It was a beauty,” the 37-year-old Swiss told reporters.Last year’s semi-finalist Marco Cecchinato of Italy, seeded 16th, was at the receiving end of Nicolas Mahut’s spectacular comeback as the local favourite advanced into the second round with a 2-6, 6-7(8-6), 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 victory on court Simonne Mathieu.Japan’s Kei Nishikori was untroubled in his encounter against French wildcard Quentin Halys, winning 6-2, 6-3, 6-4.Le retour triomphal de Federer, les victoires de @STsitsipas, @GrigorDimitrov et @keinishikori , l’exploit @nmahut, le forfait de Félix Auger-AliassimeLes dernières nouvelles de #RG19 (@rolandgarros) May 26, 2019Halys’ 39 unforced errors and 10 double faults against the seventh seed led to his downfall.Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov needed over three hours to beat Serbian veteran Janko Tipsarevic 6-3, 6-0, 3-6, 6-7(4), 6-4. Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Maximilian Marterer 6-2, 6-2, 7-6(4) in a clinical performance. The 20-year-old sixth seed broke Marterer four times and had 36 winners, with 29 unforced errors.Dimitrov hit 70 winners and 12 aces in a match where both players came up to the net numerous times, with the Bulgarian winning 28 net points to Tipsarevic’s 25.advertisementCroatia’s Marin Cilic enjoyed a relatively comfortable 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 win over Italy’s Thomas Fabbiano.The 11th seed fired 13 aces and 32 winners to beat his opponent, winning a whopping 86% of his points on his first serve.Top favourites Rafa Nadal, the 11-time champion, and world number one Novak Djokovic will be in first-round action on Monday.Also Read | French Open: Federer advances to 2nd round with straight-sets victory over SonegoAlso Read | French Open: 3-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber crashes out in first roundFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Roger FedererFollow French OpenFollow Kei Nishikorilast_img read more

Dharun’s hurdles participation at Worlds is subject to fitness test

first_imgDharun’s hurdles participation at Worlds is subject to fitness testThe Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has confirmed that sprinters Dharun Ayyasamy and Muhammed Anas will be eligible to take part in both the individual and team events at the upcoming Doha World Championships.advertisement Next Aditya K Halder New DelhiSeptember 13, 2019UPDATED: September 13, 2019 08:13 IST A decision on Dharun’s participation will be taken on September 19 (AP)Following confusion over quarter-milers Dharun Ayyasamy’s and Muhammed Anas’s participation in individual events (400m hurdles and 400m respectively) of World Championships, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has confirmed that the athletes will be eligible to take part in individual events as well. The duo was earlier mentioned in the relay team bracket only for the 25-athlete strong list for the Doha event slated September 28 to October 6.However, in the 22-year-old hurdler’s case, participation in his forte event will be subject to a fitness test that will be taken ahead of the IAAF event.Dharun and Anas both have qualified for the World Championships on merit and they both can run in individual and relays as well. However for Dharun, fitness is still an issue and we will check that before giving him the go-ahead, AFI’s deputy coach Radhakrishnan Nair told Mail Today.Another AFI official revealed that a decision on Dharun’s participation will be taken on September 19.Both Dharun and Anas who are key members of the relay teams booked their spot in the Worlds individual events after breaching the qualifying standards set for the meet. While Dharun clocked a scintillating 48.80 seconds to set a national record in 400m hurdles at the Federation Cup Patiala in March, Anas also improved his national record with a timing of 45.21.Dharun’s explosive start to the season at the Federation Cup was jeopardised soon after as the athlete saw no action for five months due to recurring shin bone stress fracture.advertisementThe quarter-miler returned to action late last month but didn’t take part in any hurdle event till date. Also, his unimpressive timings (with a personal best of 47.34 seconds) since the return in 400m have reportedly put him out of contention of relay action at Worlds despite being in the squad.Dharun, meanwhile, has revealed that he has already step up his preparations as the runner has started practicing with the hurdles for the first time in six months since last two days.Saritaben opted out of WorldsAsian Games relay gold medallist Saritaben Gayakwad has opted out of the Worlds due to a mysterious leg injury that she aggravated over a period of two months.The 25-year-old athlete was the only female athlete that returned to India with the men’s relay team last month for the National Inter-State Championships last month, where she also clocked her season-best of 52.96 seconds and was expected to be an automatic pick.However, running at the Indian Grand Prix VI, the quarter-miler hopped off in the middle of the race and had to undergo MRI scan a day later.The pain in the leg was there for over two months and that’s why I came to India last month to check with the doctors. The pain was there in Lucknow too but it got worse in Patiala, said Sarita, while not revealing the nature of the injury.AFI deputy coach Radhakrishnan too confirmed the injury but refused to reveal the findings in MRI scan report or further details of the injury.Also Read | Archer Tarundeep Rai, hockey Olympian MP Ganesh among 9 others in fray for Padma awardsAlso Read | Mary Kom, Sai Praneeth, Yashaswini Deswal added to TOPSFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Dharun AyyasamyFollow Muhammed Anas YahiyaFollow Doha World Championshipslast_img read more

Manila Port Utilization Improving, Congestion Impact Lingers

first_imgzoom Utilization level at Manila South Harbor (MSH) and the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) are coming back to normal levels, the Philippine Ports Authority claims.As of Friday, February 20th the utilization is at 76.5% or approximately 62,300 twenty-foot equivalent units at the MSH and the MICT. The level is 3.5 percentage points lower than the 80% utilization level target set by the Cabinet Cluster on Port Congestion. Yard utilization level has been hovering around 75% to 79% since the Papal visit, the PPA said.The combined number of vessels waiting at pilot station likewise declined to five excluding vessels currently at berth with a combined total of 10 ships. Vessel turnaround time still remains at two days while the average yard productivity for both ports is at 18 moves per hour per crane.“The continued decline in the utilization level of the Manila ports is a clear manifestation of a healthy government and private sector partnership,” PPA General Manager Juan C. Sta. Ana said.Transport undersecretary Julianito Bucayan, Jr. stressed the government and private sector partnership in addressing bottleneck issues clouting the Philippines.Speaking before the delegates to the 8th Ports and Shipping Conference held in Manila recently, Bucayan said both sectors should truly recognize and effectively play their role into coming up with a win-win solution in addressing every concern affecting the Philippine supply chain.“One of the good examples of a good government and private sector partnership is the issue of port congestion wherein both sectors agreed to sacrifice certain aspects of their operations to solve port congestion,” Bucayan explained.However, the effects of the congestion are yet to be minimized as liner companies, faced with delays and cost increases, opt for surcharges.French liner giant CMA CGM said earlier today that a port congestion surcharge has been introduced as of February 15th, 2015, as the congestion at Manila port keeps deteriorating.The company said that the surcharge, USD 800 per Reefer container, was necessary to cover extra costs related to plugging, monitoring and extensive usage of its equipment.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Teachers are the backbone of our nation

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday distributed prizes among 13 schools from across the state and conferred ‘Siksha Ratna’ on the professors from various colleges and universities on the occasion of Teachers’ Day at Netaji Indoor Stadium.Banerjee said that the teachers play the role of guardians in schools and contribute towards the building of the nation. “I salute the teachers who prepare our future generations by providing them education and values. They are the backbone of our nation. We still remember the teachers who once taught us in various levels of our student days. We bow our head in respect when we meet our teachers. We celebrate the Teachers’ Day on the birth anniversary of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan,” Banerjee said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaShe also said that the state government has been working amidst various adversities caused by the Centre as they are denying funds for various projects. She also assured the teachers that the state government will try its best to meet their requirements, but the fund crunch has posed a serious challenge for the government. “In the last 8 years we have had some bitter experience. This year we have to pay a debt of Rs 55,000 crore to the Centre. How would you meet all the demands when the losses incurred by the government far outweigh the income of the state? In this economic situation, how would we provide cycles to the students under Sabuj Sathi scheme? How would we run Kanyashree project, Swasthya Sathi project and Khadya Sathi project when the state faces severe fund crunch? We can still proudly say that in last 8 years, we have run all the schemes,” Banerjee stated while addressing the gathering. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”The Centre promises to provide fund in the ratio of 50/50. After the projects start, the Centre withdraws its share and stops providing funds. But we cannot stop the projects and hence we have to bear the whole economic burden of the projects. We had to pay 80 percent of the total amount of the crop insurance project. They have now stopped disbursing their share. Never think that we are not denying your rights. If we had enough money, we would have provided it to you,” the Chief Minister told the teachers who attended the programme. Banerjee’s comment comes at a time when some of the Opposition parties are accusing the government of not providing the dearness allowances at par with the Centre. “We have no problems in meeting your demands but how can we generate funds? The Centre has been deducting a huge amount of money as cess, customs duties and others. They take Rs 40,000 crore from us. In return they used to provide us Rs 8,000-9,000 crore but that has been stopped as well,” Banerjee stated. “We do not take water tax. We have made health services completely free. We provide subsidy of Rs 27 per kg of food grains that are being distributed under Khadya Sathi scheme. The state government’s capacities are limited. Other state governments have stopped pensions of teachers and other government employees. We are still providing pensions, as otherwise it would have an impact on the employees,” she said. It may be mentioned here that Congress leader Omprakash Mishra, who joined Trinamool Congress on Wednesday, was among the recipients of ‘Siksha Ratna’.last_img read more

Jane Goodall Meets Leonardo DiCaprio At Charity Event

first_imgDr. Jane Goodall met with Leonardo DiCaprio and Moby at an event in LA this week.Jane Goodall with Leonardo DiCaprio and MobyCredit/Copyright: FacebookThe Up Close With Dr. Jane Goodall and Friends event was held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Saturday.The event raised money for the Jane Goodall Institute. Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior — research that transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian youth program, which has groups in more than 120 countries.last_img read more

Quebecor banks on new wireless and broadcast services to grow Videotron

first_imgMONTREAL – Quebecor Inc. is banking on new services in wireless and television broadcasting to fuel the growth of Videotron, while performance continues to slow in its media division.Ramping up for the launch of Fizz, a low-cost cellular and internet provider, and Helix, a new internet-connected television platform, the Montreal-based media giant said it is looking to increase the number of customers.Quebecor’s new mobile phone plan provider aims to compete with brands such as Koodo, owned by Telus, and similar services from other telecom giants.Videotron’s share of the Quebec wireless market sits at around 17 per cent, compared with nearly 30 per cent for Bell.Outgoing Videotron chief executive Manon Brouillette aimed to reassure analysts, who asked if Videotron would cannibalize its current customers and spark a decline in average revenue per user when Fizz comes on the scene.“We will not target the same customers,” she said. “We believe we can be successful in both segments. Our challenge is to compete with other giants and their affiliates.”Videotron said it can reduce costs with Fizz since it is self-service and sells only online rather than in brick-and-mortar stores. In addition to low-cost plans, the conglomerate’s new service allows its users to roll over unused wireless data to the next month.“We will be able to generate significant margins thanks to this platform,” said the manager of the key Quebecor subsidiary.Videotron added 41,500 mobile customers last quarter, helping to boost subscribers to more than 1.12 million.“Quebecor has the potential to increase its market share in Quebec and we believe that there are interesting growth prospects for the next few years,” said Desjardins Capital Markets analyst Maher Yaghi, despite “disappointing media” revenue, which fell 8.5 per cent.Quebecor reported Thursday that its net income attributable to shareholders increased almost five per cent to $186.7 million in the third quarter on strong wireless numbers and overall revenue growth.The company earned 80 cents per share for the quarter ended Sept. 30, up from 74 cents per share or $178.4 million a year prior.On an adjusted basis, income from operating activities rose 37 per cent to $142 million or 61 cents per share in the third quarter, compared with $103.7 million or 43 cents per share in the third quarter of 2017.Quarterly revenues rose 1.7 per cent year over year to almost $1.06 billion.Quebecor was expected to earn 51 cents per share in adjusted profits on $1.064 billion of revenue, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters Eikon.Total net income decreased by 18 per cent to $191 million, from $233.3 million a year ago when it recorded one-time gains from the sale of spectrum licences and impairment of goodwill.Companies in this story: (TSX:QBR.B, TSX:T, TSX:BCE)last_img read more

Ban Kimoon advocates stronger UN for a better world

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened his first annual debate of the General Assembly this morning with a call to global leaders to back his efforts to bolster the United Nations in the interests of the world. “Our changing world needs a stronger UN,” Mr. Ban declared in a wide-ranging speech. “My vision is an administration focused on results – efficient, directed, pragmatic and accountable, an administration representing excellence, integrity and pride in serving the global good.” He acknowledged the need for a fresh approach, and, borrowing from the theme of a high-level event he convened yesterday to address the problems caused by greenhouse gas emissions, said: “We need an internal climate change at the UN.” The Secretary-General, who since taking office in January has emphasized results over rhetoric, called for more attention “to getting things done.” He pointed to early successes in re-organizing peacekeeping operations and pledged to “continue the effort by strengthening the Department of Political Affairs.” The stakes, he pointed out, are high. “Well-planned and executed preventive diplomacy can save many lives and forestall many tragedies.” Addressing global hotspots, the Secretary-General pledged to “leave no stone unturned to end the tragedy in Darfur,” calling on the Government of Sudan to honour its pledge to join comprehensive peace talks and implement a ceasefire. “The crisis in Darfur grew from many causes. Any enduring solution must address all of them – security, politics, resources, water, humanitarian and development issues. There, as elsewhere, we must deal with root causes of conflict, however complex and entangled.” On the Middle East, he called for an end to violence, an end to occupation, the creation of a Palestinian State at peace with itself and Israel, and a comprehensive regional peace between Israel and the Arab world. “With renewed leadership from the Arab world and the United States, coupled with the efforts of Quartet Representative Tony Blair, the elements for a renewed push for peace are being brought together,” he said. The Quartet comprises the UN, European Union, Russian Federation and US. “We also sincerely hope that the Lebanese people through national reconciliation will be able to restore political and social stability by electing their new president in accordance with their constitutional process,” said Mr. Ban. He said the UN has an important role in promoting political negotiation and national reconciliation in Iraq, as well as in providing humanitarian assistance to the country’s people. The Secretary-General also called for stepped-up efforts to deal with drug trafficking and the financing of terrorism in Afghanistan. He repeated his call on the authorities in Myanmar “to exercise utmost restraint, to engage without delay in dialogue with all the relevant parties to the national reconciliation process on the issues of concern to the people of Myanmar.” Pointing to recent progress on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Mr. Ban, a former foreign minister of the Republic of Korea, voiced hope that the forthcoming inter-Korean Summit “will create a historic momentum, to bring peace, security, and eventually a peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula.” He voiced confidence in reaching a negotiated solution with Iran over its nuclear capabilities. “Our ultimate goal remains the complete elimination of weapons of mass destruction.” The Secretary-General also called for global action to address climate change, noting that yesterday’s high-level event generated agreement on the need to move forward. “Now is the time for action,” he declared. Evaluating progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – a series of anti-poverty targets set at the UN in 2000 – he painted a mixed picture and called for efforts to help those most in need. “Our Millennium Goals remain achievable – so long as we help the poorest nations break free of the traps that ensnare them.” The Secretary-General also said the UN Human Rights Council must “live up to its responsibilities as the torchbearer for human rights consistently and equitably around the world.” Mr. Ban, who since last week has been conducting intensive diplomatic activities on key global issues and crises, offered a ringing endorsement of multilateralism. “An increasingly interdependent world recognizes that the challenges of tomorrow are best dealt with through the UN. Indeed, they can only be dealt with through the UN,” he said. Some 193 speakers are expected to participate in this year’s general debate, including more than 70 heads of State and nearly 30 heads of government. The debate is scheduled to continue until 3 October.Today’s opening of the Assembly’s general debate follows high-level meetings in recent days on climate change, the Darfur conflict, Iraq, Afghanistan and the situation in the Middle East, and further meetings on critical issues, such as the permanent future status of Kosovo, are scheduled to be held this week.The Secretary-General is also expected to conduct bilateral meetings with over 100 heads of State or government or ministers during the next two weeks. 25 September 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened his first annual debate of the General Assembly this morning with a call to global leaders to back his efforts to bolster the United Nations in the interests of the world. read more

Angola UN relief coordinator seeks 46 million to fund aid efforts

Erick de Mul, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Angola, called for $46 million from donors to fund 11 priority projects. According to a statement issued by the UN office in the Angolan capital of Luanda, the death of UNITA rebel leader Jonas Savimbi has not meant the end of military operations in Angola. “Millions of vulnerable people are living in life-threatening conditions and more will be at serious risk if action is not taken immediately,” said Mr. de Mul. “Urgent funding is needed to ensure that life-saving assistance gets to people who need it without delay.”Unless the situation on the ground changes, humanitarian agencies in Angola estimate that approximately 300,000 more Angolans will become displaced over the next six months, bringing the total number of displaced people in the country to 4.6 million.This would increase the current emergency caseload by nearly 25 per cent, further taxing relief operations that Mr. de Mul’s office described as already “stretched to the limit.” read more

Une nouvelle espèce de corail décrite grâce à lexpédition Tara Oceans

first_imgUne nouvelle espèce de corail décrite grâce à l’expédition Tara OceansL’expédition scientifique Tara Océans a permis de découvrir une nouvelle espèce de corail qui a été baptisée Echinophyllia tarae. L’expédition scientifique internationale Tara Oceans est la première depuis 40 ans à s’intéresser à l’écosystème corallien de la Polynésie française. Et bien lui en a pris puisqu’elle vient de décrire une nouvelle espèce de corail. Baptisée Echinophyllia tarae en référence au nom de la goélette de l’expédition, Tara, la nouvelle venue s’ajoute aux huit espèces de Echinophylia déjà connues et fait partie de la dizaine d’espèces encore inconnues qui ont été découvertes par Tara Oceans. Prélevée au cours de l’été 2011 aux îles Gambier, l’Echinophyllia tarae de “couleur vert foncé” vit entre 5 et 20 mètres de profondeur et n’a encore jamais été trouvée ailleurs dans le monde. Pour décrire chaque espèce rencontrée, l’expédition Tara Oceans a réalisé, sur les 24 sites étudiés, des photographies sous-marines (reliées chacune aux coordonnées GPS) et des prélèvements de cinq fragments de coraux d’un centimètre carré chacun. Après avoir été analysé sur place, l’un des échantillons a été adressé au Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle de Paris, tandis que quatre autres ont été expédiés à l’université de Milan pour des analyses moléculaires. Systématiquement, les résultats ont alors été comparés aux autres Echinophyllia connues et malgré une grande hétérogénéité de forme et de couleurs chez ces coraux durs,  il était évident que le squelette calcaire d’Echinophyllia tarae présentait une taille et un aspect bien différent.Des coraux méconnus et menacés À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Découvrir et décrire cette nouvelle espèce était important pour démontrer une nouvelle fois à quel point notre méconnaissance des coraux et de leur diversité est grande. D’autant que les coraux sont des organismes fragiles qui sont gravement menacés par le réchauffement climatique, l’acidification des océans, la surpêche et toutes sortes de pollutions d’origine humaine. Avec tous ses facteurs, plus de 75% des récifs coralliens dans le monde sont aujourd’hui menacés. Il est donc primordial de parfaire au plus vite nos connaissances sur ces organismes et d’envisager les mesures de protection les plus adaptées, souligne l’expédition Tara Ocean dans un communiqué.Pour en savoir plus, rendez-vous sur le site dédié :édits photo : F.Benzoni / Tara Oceans) Le 31 juillet 2013 à 14:20 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

SPOILER Next inductee expected for the WWE Hall of Fame

first_img Cesaro Jim Cornette will be color commentator for brand new NWA studio wrestling series Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Videos Articles Kurt Angle Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR National Wrestling Alliance releases unedited interview with the late Harley Race Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Pinterest Videos Articles Videos Articles Roman Reigns is in Remission Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Larry Zbyszko is scheduled to be inducted into the Class of 2015 WWE Hall of Fame this year during WrestleMania 31 weekend according to a new report.“The Living Legend” is a former AWA World Heavyweight Champion and spent time in the WWWF, NWA, AWA, WCW and was part of TNA programming from 2003-2006.Source:, Online World of WrestlingRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It NWA President Billy Corgan announces their first television tapings from Atlanta Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more