India sends ‘man-eater’ tiger to lifetime in captivity

first_img“The only option left was to put it in captivity to ensure both the tiger and humans are safe.”The tiger — dubbed the “vagabond” or “nomad” by some local media — was first trapped in December 2018 after its long journey and held in captivity for two months.The big cat was eventually fitted with a tracking collar and shuttled between a tiger reserve and a national park. Officials however said it repeatedly strayed and hunted near human settlements, attacking cattle and endangering humans. A tiger blamed for killing three people will spend the rest of its life in captivity, Indian officials said Sunday, saying the big cat was “too dangerous” to be allowed to roam free.The five-year-old male predator, also blamed for attacking cattle, had embarked on a trek more than 500 kilometers long from western Maharashtra state to central India’s Betul district in Madhya Pradesh state in 2018.”We gave it several chances to re-wild but it habitually went into human habitations,” Madhya Pradesh’s chief wildlife warden, S.K. Mandal, told AFP. Finally the tiger was tranquilized and sent to a zoo in Madhya Pradesh capital’s Bhopal on Saturday.Officials said the decision to capture the adult tiger was taken a few months ago, but was delayed due to the novel coronavirus lockdown.”It will take sometime for him to adjust to the new environment. We will be monitoring his behavior,” Bhopal’s Van Vihar National Park director, Kamlika Mohanta, told AFP.”As of now it will remain in solitary confinement. A decision to put it on display at the zoo or send it to a (fenced) safari will be taken later.”Human encroachment on tiger habitats have increased in recent decades in the nation of 1.3 billion people, leading to deadly conflicts with the animals.Nearly 225 people were killed in tiger attacks between 2014 and 2019, according to government figures.More than 200 tigers were killed by poachers or electrocution between 2012 and 2018, the data showed.India is home to around 70 percent of the world’s tigers. Last year, the government said the tiger population had risen to 2,967 in 2018 from a record low of 1,411 in 2006.center_img Topics :last_img read more


Winter Weekend Getaway kicks off Clifty Falls SP’s centennial year

first_imgMadison, IN—The Winter Weekend Getaway at Clifty Inn on Jan. 24-26 kicks off activities celebrating Clifty Falls State Park’s 100th anniversary.When Indiana State Parks’ full-time naturalist service began, the naturalists were known for hosting two- to three-day “getaway” events, and today’s interpretive naturalists are bringing back this special weekend to celebrate this park’s centennial birthday.The weekend starts with a Live Birds of Prey program on Friday night. Saturday will include a caravan tour to see the park’s four main waterfalls, a winter wildlife hike, and programs on mushrooms and fossils. The event concludes on Sunday with a bird hike and winter luminary workshop. Throughout the weekend there will be time to enjoy Clifty Inn’s food, socialize, and enjoy downtown Madison.Advance registration is required by calling the park naturalist at 812-273-0609. There is a $2/person fee for the Live Birds of Prey program and a $5 fee for the luminary workshop. All other programs are free. Rooms at the Clifty Inn can be reserved for $69 per night plus tax by calling 877-563-4371 and using Group Code 0124WW.last_img read more


USC employee leads bone marrow drive

first_imgElizabeth Jordan saved a life, and now she is looking to save hundreds more.When Jordan — now coordinator of on-campus programs at USC’s Career Planning & Placement Center — first decided to join the bone marrow registry in 2002, she was told she wasn’t a match at that time and she soon forgot about the registry altogether.Donating · Elizabeth Jordan became close with the recipient of her donated bone marrow, and is now hosting a bone marrow drive at USC. – Amaresh Sundaram Kuppuswamy | Daily TrojanBut five years later, Jordan was contacted by the City of Hope cancer center and told she was a possible match for a woman with acute myeloid leukemia. Jordan decided to donate. One year later, she met the woman who had received her marrow, Rhonda Christensen, and was immediately welcomed into the family.“I could tell she was a caring, kind person,” Christensen said. “Without Elizabeth, I wouldn’t be here. She’s a part of the family; it’s like we adopted her.”Now, the two are a hosting a bone marrow drive at USC, hoping to save more lives and spark more lifelong relationships. The drive which will take place on Trousdale Parkway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday near Tommy Trojan.Christensen has hosted drives twice before, but for Jordan, this is her first. She said she is excited to bring a bone marrow drive to USC.“It’s my new passion, educating everyone,” Jordan said. “Particularly college students. It’s been the greatest gift I’ve ever given or received. It’s been so magical, and I want people to know that.”Though Jordan’s case is rare — donors and their recipients seldom meet, and almost never do they become as close as Jordan and Christensen — Jordan can think of many other reasons students should participate in the drive.Jordan stressed not only the simplicity of joining the registry, but of the entire donation process. By filling out a simple health questionnaire and having their cheek swabbed, people can join the bone marrow registry, which is all that will be done at USC’s drive this Friday.Donors must be 18 to 60 years old and in generally good health with plans on remaining committed to being in the registry. After the swab, potential donors are entered into a database that searches for possible genetic matches, which can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few decades.“With the advances in technology, it’s as easy as having an IV in one arm and the other,” said Pablo Ortiz De Urbina, a senior majoring in music performance and a volunteer for this week’s drive. “It takes so little of your time; it’s three hours that saves a life.”Jordan said she is concerned potential donors may be scared away by the myths associated with bone marrow transplants, since many people believe the procedure is more painful than it is. According to the National Marrow Donor Program’s website, one form of donating marrow uses anesthesia, however, so the donor feels nothing. The other form is a non-surgical, outpatient procedure that is as easy as donating blood. Pieces of bone are not removed and though there may be a short recovery time, there are rarely any long-term effects from donating.“Talking to Rhonda and hearing from a recipient’s point of view, talking to someone who’s been so brave, who has survived such an ordeal, just to hear it, it’s really powerful,” Jordan said.She also encourages people of different ethnicities to join the bone marrow registry. Of the patients who have received transplants, an overwhelming majority are white. Because close genetic matches are needed, it’s important that all people, especially people who are black, Hispanic or Asian, join the registry.The drive will be sponsored by Be the Match, City of Hope’s national marrow donor program. A Facebook group named “Join the Marrow Registry at USC” has also been created to promote the event.last_img read more


Kairos Media acquire Lightning Pandas and sign former West Ham player Dragonn

first_imgKairos Media, a social media focused digital communications agency, has announced the acquisition of esports organisation “Lightning Pandas” who will return to the esports fray after a three year hiatus.Lightning Pandas was originally founded by Kairos Media co-founder Michael Craddock and Call of Duty professional Shane “ShAnE” McKerral, but has not been active in the scene since 2014. Back then, the team were a well-known Call of Duty squad who rose in popularity through YouTube and colourful branding.Kairos Media has now acquired the organisation, and will use it as the company moves into the esports market. Kairos’ first move is the signing of Sean “Dragonn” Allen, a professional FIFA player to the roster on the day of release of FIFA 18.Many will recognise Sean Allen, as he was West Ham United’s first FIFA player and runner up of the FIWC two years ago. This year he failed to qualify for the tournament but was involved in a coaching capacity, sharing the winning moments with Unilad’s eventual winner, Gorilla. There’s little doubt he’s one of the better known players in competitive FIFA with the scene still generally dominated by YouTube content, pack openings and less by competition-driven Twitch figures.Rahul Uppal, Esports Manager at Kairos Media commented: “Following their three-year hiatus, we’re excited to announce the official return of the Lightning Pandas. While most people will recognise the Lightning Pandas as the creative offspring of Mike and Shane, we’re now in a strong position to take the organisation to the next level.In addition to this, we’re delighted to welcome a player of Sean’s calibre to the Lightning Pandas, who does not only share the competitive ambitions of the company, but also our vision for the future.”Sean Allen said: “I couldn’t be happier to join the Lightning Pandas and become their first esports player. The experience, resources and knowledge of the company presents me with an invaluable opportunity to progress as a player and build my online presence. This is a massive move in the right direction for me and I’m really excited for the future.”Esports Insider says: Kairos Media are making their move into esports and have started it off with a big name in the FIFA scene. They’re definitely one to keep an eye on as they evidently have lofty ambitions in the esports space.last_img read more


Salihovic among the Top 10 Penalty Shooters in the Bundesliga

first_imgSejad Salihovic, who scored on Saturday for HSV against Mainz entered into history of the Bundesliga for scoring one of the ten best penalties in the German championship of all time.Salihovic scored a goal against Mainz, thereby equalizing himself with the legendary Ginter Netzer. Both scored 29 goals from the white spot, while Netzer was more often inaccurate. Namely, he missed six time, while Salihovic missed only four times. Twice the goalkeeper stopped his shot and twice he missed the entire goal.The other best players in the Bundesliga are Lothar Mathaus, Stefan Kuntz, Georg Volkert, Wilfried Hannes, Paul Breitner, Horst-Dieter Hottges, Michael Zorc, Gerd Muller and Manfred Kaltz who even hit 53 points from the white spot with seven misses.(Source: Fokus.ba)last_img read more


Nine Sumner Regional Medical Center employees recognized for years of service

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 208 weeks ago Congrats to all of you….Julie Hibbs…you are a super nurse…!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 208 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Left to Right: Linda Berger (25 years), Linda Allender (25 years), Maria Newman (10 years), Pat Ringo-Schneider (5 years), Judi Fink (15 years), Julie Hibbs (20 years), Nancy Driver (15 years), Roanna Fritzler (30 years) and Channity Farley (15 years).by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner Regional Medical Center held an employment recognition dinner at Barefoot Jerry’s Pub and Grill Tuesday evening. Nine SRMC employees were recognized for years of service at the local hospital.Those recognized for the following consecutive years of service were:30 years: Roanna Fritzler.25 years: Linda Berger and Linda Allender.20 years: Julie Hibbs.15 years: Judi Fink, Channity Farley and Nancy Driver.10 years: Maria Newman.Five years: Pat Ringo-Schneider.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more


Rangers vs Osijek: TV channel, start-time and team news

first_img Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more What time is kick-off?The match takes place on Thursday, August 2 at Ibrox.Kick-off is at 7:45pm.Rangers last made it to the final stages of a European tournament in 2010, when they played in the group stages of the Champions League.This time last year they had already crashed out of the Europa League qualifying at the first hurdle, losing 2-1 on aggregate to Luxembourg side Progres Niederkorn.Which channel can I watch it on?Coverage of the game is on Premier Sports 1 from 7.30pm.Currently available for free to Virgin Media customer, you can find it on channel 551.Sky customers can add the channel for £9.99-per-month, whilst users can also stream through the Premier Player. 1 Getty possible xi Rangers take a one-goal lead into their Europa League qualifier against Osijek.Despite being put under plenty of pressure in Croatia, Steven Gerrard’s side took the lead through Alfredo Morelos and hung on for the clean-sheet. 📝 Your #RangersFC team for tonight’s @EuropaLeague match against @nkosijek at a sold-out Ibrox Stadium. pic.twitter.com/c3OrNrevbN— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) August 2, 2018 who plays? What is the team news? FOOTBALL LATEST How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? gameday Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? ALTERED Morelos’ goal separates the sides going into the second leg NEW ERA highlights How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Sastav za današnju utakmicu protiv @RangersFC. 👊 #herewecomeLive TXT ➡️ https://t.co/HGcjqMcnWoInstagram Stories ➡️ https://t.co/z4HlBTNnDY pic.twitter.com/j2yijXlm7w— NK Osijek (@nkosijek) August 2, 2018last_img read more