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‘See you soon, mate’: Australian presenter Matt Wright returns home despite failing to rescue Palu crocodile

first_imgAfter a week of attempting to rescue a crocodile trapped in a motorcycle tire in the Palu River, Central Sulawesi, Australian presenter Matthew Nicolas Wright has excused himself from the rescue mission despite the lack of progress in saving the animal.The presenter had to return to his home country as his work permit to participate on a local rescue mission with a wildlife rescue team to save the trapped crocodile expired.“Give the [crocodile] a rest. We’ll be back soon to continue operations,” Wright wrote on a caption of video uploaded to his official Instagram account, @mattwright, on Monday. “Thanks [for] helping us. We’re happy to work with you. See you soon mate,” BKSDA Central Sulawesi wrote on its official Instagram account, @bksdasulteng, on Monday.The agency added that the rescue team would continue to monitor the crocodile and carry out rescue efforts if necessary.BKSDA Central Sulawesi rescue team leader Haruna said the efforts to free the trapped crocodile from its rubber shackle would continue, although the two Australian experts had gone back to their home country.Read also: See you later, alligator: Crocodile rescue contest in Palu cancelled as no takers emerge“However, the rescue operation might not be as intensive as before. We’ll try to attract the animal’s attention first so his behavior won’t change significantly,” Haruna said on Monday, as quoted by kompas.com.He added that the team would give the animal more space because they had hunted and chased it for several years. The team worried that an extensive rescue effort would stress out the crocodile, prompting it to attack other crocodiles or surrounding communities.Haruna said he would not invite more people, especially non-experts, to take part in the upcoming mission, as it would pose big risks to those involved. (syk)Topics : The Australian presenter also appreciated members of the rescue team in the video who had been working together with him in the rescue mission.Read also: ‘We are up to plan D or E’: Australian rescuers still have no luck catching crocodileBefore returning to their home country, Wilson and Wright had carried out various tricks to attract the crocodile’s attention, including hanging a living duck from a drone that was later flown over the crocodile. Such tactics, however, failed to attract the crocodile, which swam away before disappearing without a trace.BKSDA Central Sulawesi admitted that Wright’s role during the rescue mission had been substantial, especially in providing training to members of the rescue team on how to tame wild animals without hurting them. Fellow crocodile observer, Chris “Willow” Wilson, also joined earlier this month with the team formed by the Central Sulawesi Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA Central Sulawesi). Wilson returned to Australia on Saturday.The 4-meter-long crocodile, regularly spotted swimming in the Palu River, has had a used motorcycle tire stuck around its neck for years and has foiled repeated rescue attempts from various parties.Wright said he promised to come back to Palu in May after setting up new strategies, while adding that the crocodile was in a healthy state and his condition would not be threatened by the tire stuck around its neck for at least a few years to come. In the video, he said he was planning to meet several parties in Australia to set up new plans as well as technologies to catch the crocodile.last_img read more

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Suspected COVID-19 patient in Maluku tests negative

first_img“We received the results earlier than expected. We received information from Jakarta that the result is negative,” Tomasoa said. “We have yet to receive the written results, but we received the information directly from the lab.”Edwin said BN was in good condition and that the 19-year-old no longer showed symptoms of being sick.Read also: University student becomes first suspected case of coronavirus in Maluku“He is no longer having difficulty breathing, he has no fever or back pain as he did before when being treated at the hospital,” he said.BN arrived in the Maluku provincial capital of Ambon in poor health on Feb. 7, following a visit to Malaysia, which has had a number of confirmed coronavirus cases. He has been treated at the Magretty Saumlaki public hospital in the Tanimbar Islands since last Wednesday. (gis)Topics : A university student identified as BN who was quarantined at Magretty Hospital, Maluku, after showing symptoms of the new coronavirus, has tested negative for COVID-19, a local health agency has announced.According to Tanimbar Islands Health Agency head Edwin Tomasoa, tests on BN’s sputum samples sent to the Health Ministry’s laboratory in Jakarta showed that BN was not infected by the deadly coronavirus.He added that he had expected the test to take five days.last_img read more

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Leaving Early

first_imgA trend has started to develop in pro sports where heavy contact is part of the game.  Several pro football players have opted to end their careers early rather than take changes on the lasting effects of injuries such as concussions.  In an article in Sports Illustrated, some are also leaving because of damage to their legs and ankles that have left a lot of their predecessors incapable of walking in later life.  In hockey most of the injuries that cause players to quit early are concussions.What kind of effect this will have on both of these sports at the collegiate and lower levels is being studied by a lot of doctors.  Parents of younger athletes are quite concerned because they see what repeated concussions can do to athletes who stay in these sports for a long period of time.  They now know that no concussion really stands alone.  In other words, a broken finger heals–but a concussion’s damage is long-lasting and additive.  The one you had at 10 and the one you have at 35 are still connected in your brain.What I hope to see is that they use some of those billions of dollars that pro football generates to make football much safer to play.last_img read more

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Jennifer Schooler found guilty

first_imgVERSAILLES, Ind. — Jennifer Schooler, the woman who was on trial for the August 2015 death of her boyfriend’s son, was found guilty on all counts of murder, aggravated battery causing death, and neglect of a dependent causing death.Bradyn Chadwell became unresponsive and was taken to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital where he died 2 days later.The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office found evidence of extended child abuse including multiple bruises and broken bones.Her sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 20, in which she faces up to 65 years in prison.last_img read more

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Liverpool ready to table offer for Bayern Munich star

first_img Contract talks between the club and Wijnaldum’s representatives are said to have stalled with Liverpool reportedly not willing to table a new deal for the Dutchman at this stage. With just 10 months to go on his contract Wijnaldum is now being linked with a potential switch to Barcelona, where he would play under ex-Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman. Jurgen Klopp is not thought to be keen on losing Wijnaldum who has been an integral part of his squad and the club’s recent successes. However this summer may represent Liverpool’s best chances of receiving a fee for the midfielder, whose role in the side would almost certainly be reduced if Thiago completes his switch. As far as Bayern are concerned the only player who presents an imminent threat of leaving is defender David Alaba, who is also out of contract next summer. Read Also: Anthony Joshua targets Barca switch to replace Lionel Messi Alaba has been attracting interest from Premier League clubs but Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is not concerned the 28-year-old will move on. “I can’t imagine by any stretch of the imagination that David wants to leave FC Bayern,” he said. “We have great interest in his staying, and I think he feels good at FC Bayern, too.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Liverpool are preparing a bid for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara as club boss Hansi Flick admitted he is braced for some of his stars to leave the club following their treble success. The German club completed their prestigious trophy haul by securing their sixth European Cup against PSG in what is likely to be Thiago’s last game for the club. Ivan Perisic and Philippe Coutinho will also be returning to Inter Milan and Barcelona respectively after their loan spells with Flick now facing the prospect of a mass exodus. Flick told Die Zeit : “[We will] lose some players who have tremendous quality, we have to deal with that. “If I could continue to work with this squad, that would be nice, but that is not the case.” Thiago is the only permanent Bayern star currently looking close to the exit with the 29-year-old expected to leave in the coming weeks. Liverpool have been told they must pay £27million to sign the Spaniard, who has less than 12 months remaining on his contract and has made it clear he wants to leave. Bild reporter Christian Falk claims The Reds are ready to make their approach for Thiago in the coming days to set the wheels in motion for his switch to Anfield. His arrival could accelerate the departure of Georginio Wijnaldum, who as it stands will leave Liverpool at the end of next season. Loading…last_img read more

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Margaret Mary Health transitions Home Health Services to Suburban

first_imgBatesville, IN—This May, Margaret Mary Health transitioned its home health services and staff to an organization called Suburban Home Health. As an affiliate of MMH, Suburban Home Health will work as an extension of the hospital to ensure the community continues to have access to dependable home health services.Suburban Home Health has been providing care to homebound patients throughout Indiana for more than 30 years. Currently, the organization serves as the home health affiliate for four Indiana hospitals, including MMH, Riverview Health, Witham Health Services, and Hancock Health.Home health care includes any medical or support service provided to allow a person to live safely in the home. These may include help with daily activities, rehabilitation, nursing care, and emotional support.As rules and regulations continue to change regarding federal funding and reimbursement for health care, it’s become increasingly difficult for rural hospitals like MMH to continue to offer home health services.If you have questions about the transition of home health services to Suburban Home Health, call MMH’s Director of Community Health, Geralyn Litzinger at 812.933.5145. To contact Suburban Home Health, call 800.464.6716.last_img read more

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14-year-old Floridian survives anchor piercing his brain

first_imgA Florida teenager is lucky to be alive after part of a boat anchor went into his skull, impaling his brain.Caleb Bennett was fishing with his friends when an anchor fell off the boat and lodged in his head.The 14-year-old’s parents were vacationing in the Bahamas at the time and rushed home to see him, not knowing what to expect.He was taken to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, where the medical staff was stunned by his condition.Caleb was placed in a medically induced coma, and part of his skull was removed to allow his brain room to swell.His condition after he woke up was unclear to his family.They worried about whether teen would be able to walk or talk.However, he made a miraculous recovery within a week, and months later, it is although the accident never occurred.Caleb’s recovery from the freak accident is “one in 1,000,000,” according to his doctor.He told Inside Edition, his friends now call him “The Anchorman.”last_img read more

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BCCI willing to host a farewell match for Dhoni

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is willing to host a farewell match for former India captain MS Dhoni, who recently announced his retirement from international cricket.Speaking to IANS, a senior BCCI official said the board will speak to Dhoni, during the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League, and plan accordingly. “There is no international series right now, maybe after IPL we will see what can be done because Dhoni has done a lot for the nation and he deserves all the respect. We always wanted to have a farewell match for him but Dhoni is a different player. He announced his retirement when nobody was thinking of it,” the official said. Asked if they had any word with Dhoni as of yet, the official said, “No, but surely we will speak to him during the IPL and that would be the right place to get his opinion about a match or series. Well, there will be a proper felicitation ceremony for him no matter if he agrees on it or not. That will be our honour to felicitate him.” Former Indian cricketer Madan Lal, too, agreed on holding a proper farewell match for the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman. “I would be really happy if the BCCI hosts a match for Dhoni. He is a legendary player and you can’t let him go just like that. His fans would want to see him again in action,” Lal told IANS. “IPL is happening in the UAE and everybody will be glued to their screens to watch him play. But the board can host a series in India too, so that people can see him live in the stadium (obviously after this pandemic gets over),” he added. Earlier, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren had also sought a farewell match for the former Indian captain. Soren had made an appeal to the BCCI, saying that Jharkhand would be the host. Dhoni led Team India to title victories in the ICC WT20 (2007), ICC World Cup (2011) and ICC Champions Trophy (2013). He made an unforeseen announcement with a simple social media post on country’s 74th Independence Day. The former Indian cricket captain did not play competitive cricket after the 2019 World Cup defeat to New Zealand and he put an end to all the speculation over his international future on August 15. However, Dhoni, like quite a few India cricket greats, has bowed out without a farewell match at the international level. Dhoni, who is currently in Chennai, is all set to continue playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the IPL, starting from September 19. (IANS) Also Watch: Tai Ahom Yuva Parishad Assam burns CM’s Effigylast_img read more

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FIFA fines home nations for displaying poppies

first_imgFIFA has fined all four home nations for displaying poppies during World Cup qualifiers around Armistice Day.England and Scotland players wore armbands featuring the symbol when they met at Wembley on November 11.Wales and Northern Ireland’s respective games featured displays on the pitch or in the stands to mark the event.England have been fined 45 000 Swiss francs (£35 311), Scotland and Wales 20 000 Sfr (£15 694) and Northern Ireland 15 000 Sfr (£11 770).FIFA disciplinary committee chairman Claudio Sulser said he “fully respected” the commemorations but stressed the rules “need to be applied to all member associations”.“The display, among others, of any political or religious symbol is strictly prohibited,” he added.“In the stadium and on the pitch, there is only room for sport, nothing else.”According to the rule-making International Football Association Board (IFAB), players cannot wear “political, religious or personal slogans, statements or images”.But both England and Scotland players wore armbands featuring the poppy symbol during England’s 3-0 win.There was also a display of poppies on big screens, a minute’s silence, playing of the Last Post and poppy T-shirts handed to the crowd.Following Wales’ 1-1 draw at home to Serbia the next day, FIFA opened disciplinary proceedings looking at “fans in the stands wearing the poppy” and the presence of “a member of the armed forces holding a bunch of poppies at the exit of the tunnel”, according to the Football Association of Wales (FAW).The holding of a minute’s silence, the laying of a wreath and a poppy display by fans before Northern Ireland’s 4-0 win over Azerbaijan on November 11 have led to the punishment of the Irish FA.FIFA has also punished the Republic of Ireland with a 5 000 Sfr fine (£3 930) after its players wore shirts commemorating the centenary of the Easter Rising earlier this year.Both the FA and FAW have yet to respond but Scottish FA (SFA) chief executive Stewart Regan says it is “clearly disappointing” that FIFA has ruled the poppy is a political symbol.The SFA board will discuss the issue today to decide on any appeal and will request the full reasons from FIFA.It also plans to discuss the issue with the FA, FAW and Irish FA in the coming days.The Irish FA said it was “disappointed”, adding it “will take further legal advice before deciding on a future course of action”.In 2011, FIFA agreed that the England, Scotland and Wales teams could wear poppies on black armbands during November internationals.England wore them during their 1-0 friendly win over Spain at Wembley, Scotland did so in a match against Cyprus and Wales wore them against Norway.However, this year, under new president Gianni Infantino, FIFA indicated they could punish teams for breaking the rule before the November matches.That led to UK Prime Minister Theresa May calling FIFA’s stance “outrageous”,” adding that it would be “absolutely right” for players to wear poppies.A points-deduction was also a possible punishment open to FIFA. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

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Wisconsin moves on, ready to face North Dakota

first_imgGREGORY DIXON/Herald photoFor Wisconsin hockey, an impending matchup with traditionalrival North Dakota is rarely “what the doctor ordered.” But, at least for thisyear, women’s hockey might have finally lucked out.The Badgers, currently in third place in the WHCA and comingoff a particularly hard overtime loss to the University of Minnesota-Duluth,have struggled over the past few weeks, going 1-4-1 over the last six contests,a far cry from their blistering start of 9-2-1.”Last Saturday’s loss (to UMD) was tough to deal with,”Badger head coach Mark Johnson said. “But, you’ll have those kinds of games.You just have to learn from them and move on to the next one.”After such a tough loss, one would expect the players to bedown on themselves going into the next week of practice, but that has been farfrom the case, according to Johnson. “When I went into practice on Monday, I didn’t know what theframe of mind would be among the girls,” Johnson said. “But after it I was impressedwith how they all conducted themselves and worked on improving their games forthis weekend.”One of the things needing improvement is surely the Badgers’shooting, which had definitely taken a dip from its production early in theseason. With only three goals scored on 66 shots over the weekend, the womenwill certainly need to improve their shooting percentage to come away with asweep this weekend against the Fighting Sioux.Of course, UMD does have one of the better goalies in theconference in Kim Martin, whose 9-3-1 record as a starter this season hadcertainly aided the Bulldogs’ climb to the top of the traditionally tough WCHA.This weekend’s goalie, North Dakota’s Brittany Kirkham, willgive the Badgers a chance to return to their high-scoring ways, something thathas led the way to many a UW victory this season.Kirkham, who has started all but two games this year forUND, gives up an average of 3.10 goals a game to her opponents. Interestingly,the Badgers are 10-0 when scoring three or more goals in a game this fall. Thiswill likely bode well for the Badgers, who haven’t scored more than two goalssince their series-opening seven-goal outburst against Bemidji State twoweekends ago, also Wisconsin’s last win.Senior captain Emily Morris feels this weekend’s series willbe a great barometer for her team, which has had, according to her, “afrustrating couple of weeks.””North Dakota always seems to give us a very good series,even though they are still developing as a program. We don’t want to take themlightly, though — we’re going to make a statement this weekend so we can getback on track before we head off to winter break,” Morris said.Certainly, with nearly a month until its next game (Jan. 4versus Minnesota State), the team could definitely use all the momentum it canget before the players head home for the holidays.Wisconsin doesn’t even return to the Kohl Center to playuntil Jan. 25 when it hosts St. Cloud State, currently tied for fourth in theconference.Johnson echoed Morris, remarking that their trip to Siouxcountry is going to be very important for the team’s confidence headingforward.”Going out on a positive note is going to be extremelyhelpful for our confidence as we move into the second half of the season,”Johnson said.With their long break looming, the Badgers recognize that alittle Fighting Sioux, followed by a relaxing holiday, looks to be just whatthe doctor ordered to end their current woes.last_img read more

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