Tiger kills North Sumatra farmer in Mt. Leuser National Park

first_imgA 42-year-old farmer was mauled to death by a Sumatran tiger in the encroached forest area of Mount Leuser National Park in Langkat regency, North Sumatra over the weekend.The farmer, named Ramelan, was found by local people in Pir ADB village, Besitang district on Saturday evening at 11 p.m. in a severe condition.Ramelan was a farmer who lived in the former encroached area located in Sei Lepan district within the National Park. “The victim was mauled by a tiger in the encroached area in the park, the location used to be the habitat of Sumatran tigers,” the park’s spokesman Sudiro told The Jakarta Post on Sunday.Besitang district head Ibnu Hajar confirmed that his resident died in a tiger attack. His office reported the incident to the Langkat regent. The victim’s body was evacuated and laid to rest by his family on Sunday.Pir ADB village chief Ilham Bhakti said Ramelan farmed in areas around Mt. Leuser National Park. He explained that the victim went to his farmland with his partner on Saturday morning. However, he had still not returned home by the evening, prompting local residents to launch a joint search around the Park area. Ilham said the victim was found with severe wounds to his head, hip and thighs.Besitang police chief Adj. Comr. Adi Alfian said that before the incident, several residents had reported that they saw a tiger in the same location where Ramelan’s body was found.“In the afternoon before he was found dead, residents saw a tiger near the farm. We have not seen it again but we will push it back to its habitat to prevent further attacks,” he said.Habitat loss due to deforestation and land encroachment have fueled conflict between humans and the critically endangered big cat on Sumatra island. The Sumatran tiger, the only surviving species of the Sunda Islands tigers, has been listed as critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List since 2008. Topics :last_img read more

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Pep Guardiola rates Man Utd, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea’s Premier League title chances

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 4 Aug 2019 11:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has rated his rivals’ title chances (Picture: Getty)Pep Guardiola insists Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea can all rival Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League title this season.Man City won a second successive Premier League last term, edging out Liverpool by one point in one of the tightest and most memorable title races in history.City and Liverpool pulled away from the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United but Guardiola believes his side will face more competition to win the title this season.Speaking after Manchester City’s Community Shield victory over Liverpool, Guardiola said: ‘I don’t know if it’ll be like last season with two real contenders to win the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think United, with [Harry] Maguire, and the others have bought – Arsenal as well and Chelsea and Tottenham. So I think there will be many contenders this time.’Asked specifically whether Maguire, who Manchester City were linked with earlier in the summer, was good enough to turn United into title contenders, Guardiola said: ‘Yes. He is an excellent, top-class player.‘We were interested but we could not afford it and United can afford it.‘He made an incredible World Cup, strong in the air, good with the ball and drives with the ball so fast. He has all the qualities to work for United. Congratulations to United for the signing.’ Advertisement Pep Guardiola rates Man Utd, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea’s Premier League title chances Comment Guardiola was speaking after Man City’s Community Shield triumph (Picture: Getty)Manchester City will attempt to win a third straight Premier League title this season and the early signs are promising with Guardiola’s side beating Liverpool on penalties in the Community Shield.On the clash at Wembley, Guardiola added: ‘An incredible final from both sides. No team can dominate for 90 minutes.‘We had real good moments. In the last 15 minutes we were exhausted and they had chances to win the game.‘It was a good test for both teams. It’s nice for the players to realise what they will face this season. At this level the difference is nothing. One penalty, one point.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘Manchester United will be back, Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea… I don’t know what will happen.’Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile, said: ‘Wow, it was a really good performance, a powerful one in the second half.‘Both teams had a similar pre-season. I spoke to Kevin de Bruyne after the game and we both said we don’t really know where we are yet.‘The least we deserved was the equaliser, one save decided it and I cannot be disappointed today. The performance was much more important than a win.’MORE: Arsenal fans tell Unai Emery to sell three players after Barcelona defeatlast_img read more

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Europa League R16: Chelsea beat Dinamo Kiev 3-0

first_imgCallum Hudson-Odoi scored his third Europa League goal of the season as Chelsea beat Dynamo Kiev in their last-16 first-leg match to put one foot in the quarter-finals.The lively Pedro opened the scoring from close range as he ran on to Olivier Giroud’s backheel.Willian struck the second goal Chelsea’s dominance deserved as he curled home from 25 yards.Teenager Hudson-Odoi added a late third to put Chelsea in control of the tie.Dynamo Kiev – who have never won in their 15 visits to England – did not manage a shot on target.The second leg is at Kiev’s Olympic Stadium next Thursday at 17:55 GMT.Favourites Chelsea in good shapeThe Blues, who won the Europa League in 2013, may need to win the tournament to qualify for next season’s Champions League as they are sixth in the Premier League.Maurizio Sarri made six changes but still named a relatively strong team, with Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante and Gonzalo Higuain on the bench in case of emergency.Pedro scored the opener when he moved in from the left and played a one-two with Giroud before placing the ball through the legs of goalkeeper Boyko.He then missed a glorious chance to double the lead as he fired straight at the keeper from six yards from Davide Zappacosta’s cross.Ross Barkley had a shot stopped by the goalkeeper’s legs, before Pedro had a volley and 18-yard effort saved.After the break, the ex-Barcelona winger again tested Boyko as he cut in from the right but his low effort was stopped.It looked at that stage like Chelsea might be going to Ukraine with only a one-goal lead, but then Willian stepped up with a free-kick which left Boyko rooted to the spot.Hudson-Odoi scored after a pass from fellow substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek late on to put Chelsea on the brink of the last eight.Kepa Arrizabalaga, who kept his place in goal, was not needed to make a save, although he flapped at a cross late on.Hudson-Odoi continues European formHudson-Odoi has enjoyed the Europa League this season, netting against PAOK Salonika in the group stage and at home to Malmo in the last round.The 18-year-old put in a transfer request in January following a £35m bid from Bayern Munich. However, the club rejected it, despite the fact he has not started a Premier League game.Sarri’s refusal to give the winger more game time has frustrated Chelsea fans – especially with their recent struggles – and he came on to a great ovation when he replaced Willian with 12 minutes left.And they chanted his name after he slotted home from 16 yards out after Loftus-Cheek flicked Pedro’s cross-field pass into his path. –Source: BBClast_img read more

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