Sumatran tiger found dead in Aceh reportedly died of poisoning

first_imgThe necropsy team found nasal bleeding, hair loss and bruises on the female tiger, which is estimated to have been two or three years old when it was found dead in Kapa Seusak village, East Trumon district.“Parts of the tongue turned purplish, presumably due to insecticide poisoning. Meanwhile, the incised wound found on the stomach was probably caused by barbed wire,” he said.The toxic substance is suspected to have stuck to the skin of a goat eaten by the tiger. “Before the tiger’s carcass was found, we found six goat carcasses in incomplete state nearby,” said Agus.For a final conclusion on the cause of death, a tissue sample of the tiger will be examined at the laboratory of the Bogor Primate Study Center and at the FKH Unsyiah laboratory. Meanwhile, a sample of the will be tested at the National Police’s forensics center. (aly)Topics : A Sumatran tiger found dead on Monday on a plantation in South Aceh regency, Aceh, is believed to have ingested toxic substances.A team of vets from the Aceh Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA), the Leuser Conservation Forum and Syiah Kuala University’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FKH Unsyiah) did a necropsy on the tiger and has concluded that it had died from poisoning.“It is strongly suspected that the tiger died of toxicosis or poisoning,” Aceh BKSDA head Agus Ariyanto said on Tuesday, as quoted by kompas.com.last_img read more

Indonesian crew member found dead on board Chinese fishing vessel

first_imgIndonesian authorities captured two Chinese fishing vessels off the coast of Riau Islands on Wednesday, following a report of the death of an Indonesian crew member aboard one of the ships.The body of the crew member, identified as AH, was found in the freezer of one of the ships, Lu Huang Yuan Yu 117. AH is suspected of having been a human trafficking victim.Riau Islands Police chief Insp. Gen. Aris Budiman said authorities received a report about AH from his family on June 29. AH’s family said he was working aboard Lu Huang Yuan Yu 117 and was concerned that he might be dead because he could not be contacted.   Topics : Officials are also investigating Lu Huang Yuan Yu 118’s involvement in the matterAris added that authorities were probing the correlation between the incident and other similar cases involving Chinese vessels.Meanwhile, Tanjung Pinang Naval Base commander Cdre. Indarto Budiaro said there were strong suspicions that both vessels been involved in human trafficking, money laundering and physical abuse. In May, a video appeared on Facebook showing a group of sailors on Lu Qing Yuan Yu 623 throwing the body of an Indonesian sailor into the sea. Prior to that, there was public outrage at the death of four Indonesian sailors registered to another Chinese fishing ship.According to Destructive Fishing Watch data, 30 Indonesian crewmen were victims of alleged exploitation aboard Chinese fishing vessels between November 2019 and June, seven of whom had died, while three others had gone missing. (asp)center_img “We received the information this morning [about the location of the ship],” Aris said in a press conference at the Batam Navy Command Base on Monday. “Afterward, we initiated the pursuit of the ship with a joint force comprising the Indonesian Navy, the Customs and Excise Directorate General, the Sea and Coast Guard, the Maritime Security Agency and the water police. We managed to capture the target several hours after that.”Read also: Indonesia reiterates concern about alleged mistreatment of crewmen on Chinese vesselsLu Huang Yuan Yu 117 and its sister ship Lu Huang Yuan Yu 118 were both captured in the waters around Nipah Island.Authorities found 10 Indonesians working aboard Lu Huang Yuan Yu 117, along with 15 Chinese nationals and eight Filipinos.last_img read more

PWRI, PFZW suspend merger talks due to financial situation

first_imgPFZW, the pension fund for the Dutch healthcare industry, and PWRI, the pension fund for disabled workers, have suspended talks on a possible merger. In a joint statement on PWRI’s website, the schemes cite “unstable financial markets and falling funding ratios” as the chief reasons behind their decision.To continue to aim for a value transfer on 1 January 2017, they said, would not be in their participants’ interest.They said they would resume merger talks once their financial position and the overall economic situation had improved. Past updates on the progress of the merger negotiations show that both pension funds’ coverage ratios began to diverge last summer.At January-end, the €165bn PFZW reported an official funding of 97%, while PWRI’s coverage stood at 105.4%.A difference in the scale of the schemes’ respective interest hedge might partly explain the divergence.In 2014, PWRI covered 50% of the interest risk on its liabilities, while PFZW’s hedge was no more than 28%.PWRI has been seeking a merger partner since the start of 2015, when it closed to new entrants due to legal changes that prevented new workers in shelters from joining the pension fund.Since then, new staff has been employed by local councils or regular companies.As of the end of 2014, PWRI had almost 219,000 participants, with 100,000 active members.last_img read more

Yarie triumphant with last-corner pass

first_imgBy Scott OwenSHAWANO, Wis. (July 30) – Marcus Yarie made a last-lap, last-corner pass on Kevin Feck for his seventh local Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature win of the season Saturday at Shawano Speedway.Tony Wedelstadt took the lead on the opening lap and quickly began to pull away from the rest of the field. Feck moved to second, trying to keep pace while Yarie joined the top three on lap three.Wedelstadt had already built up a sizable lead as Feck and Yarie separated themselves from the rest of the field as well. On lap 10, Wedelstadt caught the tail of the field, slowing his pace a bit. Feck and Yarie began to quickly reel in the leader.On lap thirteen Wedelstadt, Feck, and Yarie were nose to tail racing for the lead. Feck then went to the outside of Wedelstadt to take the lead on lap 14. As the field reached the back straight, Wedelstadt made contact with Cole Petit ending the night for both of them and bringing out a caution with six laps left.Feck was quick on the restart but Yarie stayed with him. Over the course of the next few laps, Feck ran the high line near the wall as Yarie searched for a way by. Entering turn three on the final lap, Yarie dove to the inside of Feck.Feck drove his machine as hard as he could in turn four and slipped up the track. It was the open­ing Yarie needed as he raced past Feck heading out of turn four to the checkered flag.  Feck held on for second followed by Jamie Schmidt, Eddie Muenster and Lance Arneson.Dan Michonski came from 16th to win his second IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature and Lucas Lamber­ies won his sixth Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature.last_img read more

Victor Moses arrives Inter Milan for medical

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Victor Moses’ reconciliation with Antonio Conte is nearing completion with the utility player in Italy ahead of securing a loan move to Inter Milan. Videos of Moses in Milan surfaced on social media on Tuesday morning as he underwent a medical with the high-flying Serie A side. The 29-year-old is set to join on loan for the rest of the season with a view to making the deal permanent for £8.5 million in the summer. He had initially arrived in the city on Monday night, having cut short his 18-month loan spell at Turkish side Fenerbahce. Moses is currently deemed surplus to requirements at Chelsea and had spent the past 12 months plying his trade with Fenerbahce. However, he is set to be reunited with Conte at Inter after playing a key role in the Italian’s 2016-17 Premier League title triumph while in charge of Chelsea. He featured 34 times in the league that term, scoring three times. Overall the pair worked together at Stamford Bridge for two seasons before Conte was sacked just two months after the end of the 2017-18 campaign. The last season saw them win the FA Cup too. Conte will be hoping the arrival of Moses can aid Inter’s title challenge as they look to usurp Juventus as champions of Italy. Juve (51 points) currently sit four points clear of second-placed Inter (47 points) after 20 matches apiece.Tags: Antonio ConteFernabacheInter MilanSerie AVictor Moseslast_img read more

Two crore player contract is peanuts – Shastri

first_imgFORMER team director Ravi Shastri has issued heavy criticism of the recently revised payment structure for India’s cricketers.Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators that now runs the BCCI had doubled the Grade A contracts from INR 1 crore to INR 2 crore (US$300 000 approximately).However, it was later learnt that the hike did not meet the player’s demands. Shastri felt similarly underwhelmed. “Two crore is nothing, Two crore is peanuts,” he told reporters in Mumbai.The major point of contention centred on the current method of revenue-sharing. The board receives a lion’s share of its income through television rights and 70% of it goes to the state associations. Additionally, the players were not pleased that their salaries were lower than counterparts in Australia and England.Sources suggested that Joe Root and Steven Smith were paid INR 8 crore to INR 12 crore. In comparison, the Grade A contracted players in the Indian team – Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajinkya Rahane, M Vijay and MS Dhoni – were on INR 2 crore retainers.“The grade contracts of a Test player should be the highest.” Shastri said. “Pujara should be the highest, on par with the top players. Your A grade contracts should be massive. I know it has been increased by double but there is room for more).“An ‘A’ grade cricketer like Pujara should get a massive amount where he is not bothered whether he plays IPL or not. In fact, he will be happy; he can say ‘I will play two months of county cricket’.”There had been no changes to India’s retainer contracts since 2010. The first steps to the current revisions were taken earlier this month when head coach Anil Kumble met with the CoA on behalf of the players. (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more

The Latest: Kentucky and Vandy to restart in August

first_imgThe Latest: Kentucky and Vandy to restart in August Kentucky will begin in-person classes a week early on Aug. 17 and include Labor Day before ending at Thanksgiving break. Finals will be conducted remotely or online.The Lexington school also will test students for COVID-19 with daily symptoms assessment, mask-wearing in most campus places and following social distancing guidelines. Contact tracing and quarantining will follow any virus occurrences on campus.Vanderbilt will begin Aug. 24 and end classes on Nov. 20 with the semester closing on Dec. 13. Students will practice physical distancing and wear masks or coverings. Classes may involve evening and weekend instruction with virtual and other approaches.Vanderbilt students are being asked to stay in the Nashville area and not travel for weekend trips. Undergraduate residents will leave at Thanksgiving and not return until the spring semester starts. COVID-19 testing and symptom management plans will be announced by July 15.___ Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Kentucky and Vanderbilt have announced plans for the restart of fall semester. His squad was in third place in the Western Conference when the season was halted. The league is working on completing the health and safety protocols for a restart at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida.Malone says “I hope that going down to Orlando will be in a safe environment and we can limit the amount of people that actually get it.”___The Russian anti-doping agency says it is resuming the testing of athletes after a break of nearly three months because of the coronavirus pandemic.The agency says its staff has been equipped with protective equipment and will have to test negative for the virus before working with any athletes. ___Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone says an antibody test revealed he had COVID-19.Malone says in an interview with CBS4 in Denver he wasn’t feeling well shortly after the season was suspended March 11. He reached out to the team’s medical staff to be tested but no tests were available at the time. Malone says he had an antibody test around Memorial Day weekend.Malone says the team doctor called up and said “you tested positive.”Malone adds that he likes to say “I got coronavirus and I kicked its butt.”center_img Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he will not hold Kyle Walker’s lockdown indiscretions against him when the Premier League resumes on Wednesday.Walker apologized for hosting a party at his home during the 100-day shutdown of the league because of the coronavirus outbreak. The England right back also said he was being “harassed” after acknowledging in a statement he breached lockdown rules to visit members of his family.Guardiola was asked if Walker’s actions affected his chances of being selected against Arsenal on the first day of the Premier League’s resumption. He says “I judge my players on what happen on the pitch.”Guardiola says Walker made a “brave statement” about the effect the lockdown had on him and his family and adds “the human being always goes first before the football player.”Guardiola says there is no chance his players would be fully fit after only three weeks of training ahead of the restart and is worried about the risk of injuries. The College Football Hall of Fame in downtown Atlanta plans to reopen July 1 with a new exhibit featuring historically black colleges and universities.The museum closed in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. The reopening was delayed after the facility sustained damage in riots that erupted the night of May 29 over the death of George Floyd. The glass facade was shattered and merchandise was stolen from the street-front gift shop, but no exhibits or artifacts were damaged.The new HBCU exhibit will focus on their history, traditions and Hall of Fame players and coaches. There will also be a special section dedicated to Georgia’s HBCUs, the Celebration Bowl and kick-off games between the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and Southwestern Athletic Conference. The museum is also planning a second exhibit that will open next year during black history month.The hall of fame also plans new safety protocols in accordance with state and federal guidelines, including rigorous cleaning procedures, temperature checks for staff and guests, masks and additional hand sanitizing station throughout the museum.___ June 16, 2020 It has also offered athletes advice on how to register their status if they have to isolate themselves because they have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.The agency initially suspended testing on March 27 for one week but that was extended because of Russian government measures to prevent the spread of the virus.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Trojans take on Long Beach State in first road game

first_imgThe Trojans would be expected to enter the season’s first away game against the Long Beach State Dirtbags at Blair Field with confidence, given their 5-3 victory last Sunday over North Dakota State thanks to the walk-off home run in the 12th inning by junior Omar Cotto Lozada.This assumed confidence, however, could be checked by the Trojans’ less-than-stellar away game record of 9-19 from the 2012-2013 season, though one of those victories was over the Dirtbags on Feb. 26, 2013.So far USC boasts an undefeated record of 7-0 for the 2014 season under second-year head coach, Dan Hubbs. This marks much improvement from the 4-3 record the Trojans held at this time in 2013, signaling progress in the cohesiveness and experience of this young team.The Dirtbags have gotten off to a rocky start this season, currently holding a 2-5 overall record and a 2-3 home record. The Dirtbags hold the advantage in experience, though, with 23 returning players under fourth-year coach Troy Buckley.The last time these two teams met, the Trojans rose victorious over the Dirtbags in a 4-1 victory at USC’s Dedeaux Field. Long Beach State held close to the Trojans through seven innings but allowed USC to score two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, leading to a Trojan victory.So far this season the Trojans haven’t always been able to turn hits into runs. Last Sunday, the Trojans couldn’t take advantage of scoring opportunities such as three leadoff singles, stranding six runners.USC remained scoreless through the first seven innings against the Bison until senior third basemen Kevin Swick ripped a single up the middle, allowing for sophomore infielder AJ Ramirez to run home from second base.The Trojans hope to make a much more impressive offensive showing tonight against the Dirtbags’ pitching staff, who have struggled to consistently make outs this season. So far, Long Beach State pitchers have a total 4.13 ERA.USC will hope to take advantage of this less-than-impressive statistic by consistently getting men on base in scoring position. This seems to be fairly probable, given the continuing improvements in the Trojans’ overall batting average, which currently is .303.This impressive number can be attributed to each of the nine starters with special thanks to senior catcher Jake Hernandez and Ramirez, who both currently hold a batting average over .400.The Trojans must face only the Dirtbags before heading back to Dedeaux Field to battle the Cal Poly Mustangs in a three game series, hoping continuing their home game success.USC will take the field against Long Beach State tonight at Blair Field at 6 p.m.last_img read more

Preview: Tipp interest in Dundalk this evening

first_imgThe first of eight races is off at 5.35pm. For Tipp FM, John Fogarty previews the local interest on the card.last_img

Saili and Bleyendaal get starts for Munster

first_imgLeinster captain Kevin McLaughlin has failed to come through the return to play for their meeting with Cardiff at the RDS tomorrow. For Ulsters game against Scarlets Rory Scholes comes in on the left and Peter Browne making his debut. Hooker Mike Sherry starts as his return from a near two year injury lay-off continues. The Reds opened their campaign with a win over Treviso in Cork last weekend. Connacht face champions Glasgow Warriors tonight in Scotstoun Stadium Garry Ringrose will make his debut for them on the wing. Kick off is at 7.35last_img read more