India eye top Test rank in the upcoming home series against New Zealand

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image0.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2064/IMG1166.jpg" alt="first_img" />It is an ideal scenario for India, who will be looking to get back their top Test position in the world rankings, as they host New Zealand in a bumper test season from Thursday in Kanpur. (Virat Kohli-led Team India will dominate Test cricket for long time: VVS Laxman)India has scheduled 13 Tests in their 2016-17 calendar after being accused of ignoring the long cricket format. It will further help the team’s position in the world ranking for the longest format as all of them have been planned at home. (Virat Kohli isn’t India’s most important player, according to Kapil Dev)Currently, Pakistan holds the top rank in the ICC Test format, a position they took from India after their Trinidad Test against West Indies got washed out.New Zealand will bear the brunt of it as Kane Williamson’s men prepare for a trial by spin over the next three weeks from the world’s number two test team in their three-match series. (New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham ruled out of 1st Test vs India)Making India the top test team was one of the key goals listed in Anil Kumble’s presentation before he landed the head coach’s job but the former spinner has said he is not someone who would call up the curator and order a dustbowl to achieve the target.”No, it is the job of the curator,” Kumble told ESPNcricinfo in a recent interview. (Kapil Dev backs action-packed result-oriented Test matches)”It is a given that home conditions will favour the home team where spin is a dominant force, but not where (from) the first ball you have dust coming off.”advertisementIt did exactly so when they hosted South Africa in their last home series, a four-test rubber, last year. (Exclusive: Ish Sodhi banking on New Zealand’s capability to adapt quickly)Ravichandran Ashwin and his spin partners wreaked havoc on raging turners and the Proteas managed to take a test into the fifth day only once, that too after a record-shattering stonewalling by Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers and Faf Du Plessis in Delhi.”It’s a tough place to play, particularly in recent years,” Williamson said on his arrival in India.”The pitches have been very tricky and you throw in world class spinners, the challenge is very tough.” (Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin key as India look to trounce New Zealand)BOWLING HEADACHESContaining an Indian batting line-up, led by a versatile Virat Kohli, would be no less a headache for the tourists who are already short on bowling resources since landing here.Paceman Tim Southee’s ankle injury has robbed them of their most experienced test bowler, while all-rounder Jimmy Neeshan has been ruled out of the Kanpur contest, which will be India’s 500th test match, with a rib injury.Their batting is not in apple-pie order either, with Martin Guptill repeatedly failing to replicate his limited-overs heroics in test arena and Luke Ronchi’s brisk century in the warm-up match in Delhi intensifying their selection dilemma. (Kanpur pitch might assist the spinners, says Ajinkya Rahane)Onus will be on Williamson and Ross Taylor to share their India Premier League (IPL) experience with others to help them familiarise with the conditions, which would be starkly different from what they experienced in their recent tour of South Africa.Taylor suggested going down on bended knees against the Indian spinners, strictly literally though.”Anytime you are playing in the sub-continent you need to be able to play the sweep shot or the cut shot,” the 32-year-old said in Delhi.”A lot of the guys are practising during training and we will talk about it with the team.”With Reuters input.<img src="http://image0.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2050/IMG17221.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8174"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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World Cup 2018: Coach Tite says anxiety hit Brazil hard vs Switzerland

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b56.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2056/IMG10662.jpg" alt="first_img" />Brazil coach Tite was not a happy man after his side started the FIFA World Cup 2018 campaign with a draw against Switzerland in Rostov-On-Don on Sunday.After their 1-1 draw in the Group E opener, coach Tite said Brazil’s stuttering performance stemmed from anxiety at playing their first World Cup game.The five-time champions opened the scoring on 20 minutes when Philippe Coutinho’s stunning strike went in off the far post but Steven Zuber levelled five minutes into the second half with a powerful header.Switzerland were well-organised throughout and Brazil created chances but failed to convert them as Neymar and his team mates lacked the guile to secure the win, becoming the latest of the tournament favourites to stumble.FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 FULL COVERAGEDefending champions Germany lost to Mexico on Sunday while Argentina were held by Iceland and Spain drew with Portugal, with only France of the fancied teams winning despite an under-par display against Australia.”Until we scored the goal there was a lot of pressure. There was a lot of anxiety, too much pressure and it translated into our way of playing, we were not precise enough,” Tite told a news conference.Mexico shock Germany, Swiss deny 5-time champions Brazil”We had some good, clean situations but could have been more precise. This kind of anxiety comes from the concern of playing a first game in a World Cup; even the coach is anxious.”As a result of those nerves, the Brazil defence were too passive when Zuber barely had to jump to head a corner home in the 50th minute, giving the Swiss a deserved point in a group also featuring Serbia and Costa Rica.advertisementWORLD CUP 2018 DAY 4 HIGHLIGHTSBrazil need to improve on dead balls, said Tite.”In a World Cup, about 45 per cent of the goals come from set pieces,” he explained.His assistant, Cleber, rued the team’s lack of killer instinct as Brazil enjoyed possession but too often lost the ball in or near the box.”The Swiss were more balanced than at the 2014 World Cup, they put some pressure on us and we created chances but were not efficient,” he said.Earthquake detected in Mexico after Lozano stuns GermanyTite concluded: “Of course I’m not happy with the result. We wanted a victory. But anxiety hit us hard.”Brazil’s next game is on Friday against Costa Rica, who lost 1-0 to Serbia in their opener.(With inputs from Reuters)<img src="http://b56.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2056/IMG10341.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8146"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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England’s Sophie Ecclestone rips into New Zealand for big fightback

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a37.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2037/IMG11918.jpg" alt="first_img" />The tall teenage twirler’s main weapon on the day was her quicker delivery from round the wicket that went through the gate and past the inside edge of right-handers on three occasions. She was also twice helped out by Sarah Taylor stumpings when she beat the outside half of the blade when players tried to take the attack to her. After play, the Lancastrian said she was still “bricking it” every time she walks out for England. That never showed on Saturday.After their record onslaught on Wednesday, England hit only one six in their 40 overs at the crease. It made Sciver’s 59 all the more impressive that she did not need to shift into overdrive to reach the required results. She entered at an almost identical time in the first rubber and threw it away after getting a start. Against New Zealand she took responsibility as the senior pro to insist a healthy total would come. Her placement through point, in particular, was a standout.Knight had a smile on her face after striking within two balls of bringing herself into the attack in a match against New Zealand that had plenty riding on it – as the first of a raft of fixtures the sides play against each other in the coming weeks. That it was from a sharp return catch to see the back of the dangerous Amy Satterthwaite, her teammate in the Women’s Big Bash League, must have added to her glee.England play New Zealand once more at Bristol on Wednesday in their final group game before the final next Sunday. With a vastly superior net run-rate to South Africa, it would take something outlandish for Knight’s side not to reach the decider.This trophy does not mean a lot in isolation, but in a World T20 year everything matters. And if Ecclestone can keep proving her match-winning credentials she will be one of the first on that plane to the Caribbean. Share on WhatsApp Topics Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. 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The Observer Share via Email South Africa beat England in thrilling women’s T20 international Cricket Women’s cricket Share on Pinterest Support The Guardian Share on Twitter match reports Since you’re here… Share on Facebook England women’s cricket team England’s women bounced back with style to split the difference in their T20 double-header, clinically accounting for New Zealand by 54 runs after losing an error-riddled thriller to South Africa earlier in the day to all but secure their progress to the tournament final.Key to the victory was the left-arm finger-spinner Sophie Ecclestone, who ripped the heart out of the White Ferns’ chase of 173, claiming four for 18 in her best display yet as an international cricketer. She was given the nod as player of the match ahead of Nat Sciver, who top-scored with 59 from 37 balls – her best outing of the summer.The England captain, Heather Knight, said that it had been a test of her side’s character how they responded to the chaotic loss against the Proteas. Then, the hosts were unable to defend 160, dropping four catches along the way. Opener Tammy Beaumont propelled them to that middling score after batting first against the side they built a world record score against three days earlier, out in the penultimate over for 71 on the back of three centuries.That they still had nine runs to play with when the final over began flattered the home side but Sune Luus (63 not out) left no doubt about the final result for the resilient visitors by hitting three boundaries to confirm the win with three balls to space, sealed with a six. She finished the work of powerhitter Lizelle Lee, who launched the ball over the leg-side rope six times on the way to a 37-ball 68 that silenced the healthy Taunton crowd.Second time around, England were able to get rid of New Zealand’s equivalent, their powerful opener Sophie Devine holing out in the second over having already belted two sixes. More crucial again was Katherine Brunt’s beautiful bit of seam bowling to trap the talismanic Kiwi captain, Suzie Bates, lbw for 23. She was yet to get in the book herself but Ecclestone was crucial to that wicket having sent down a maiden the over before to build the pressure. Read more Reuse this content<img src="http://b45.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2045/IMG9423.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8114"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Brazil knock Messi and Argentina out of Copa America

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a32.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2033/IMG5677.jpg" alt="first_img" />Brazil moved into their first Copa America final since 2007 with a 2-0 win over Argentina in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.Gabriel Jesus starred for Tite’s men, scoring the opener before setting up Roberto Firmino’s sealer in the semi-final at the Estadio Mineirao.Led by Lionel Messi, Argentina had their chances, hitting the woodwork twice through the star forward and Sergio Aguero. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare But their chances were dashed by Firmino’s 71st-minute goal as eight-time champions Brazil reached the decider.In what was a frantic start, Leandro Paredes went close for Argentina, his powerful effort from range going just over.Jesus had looked bright early and he opened the scoring for Brazil in the 19th minute.Dani Alves did brilliantly to release Firmino down the right side of the area, the forward crossing for Jesus to convert from close range.As Brazil appeared content to sit back after their opener, Argentina went close to an equaliser on the half-hour mark.Messi’s well-weighted set-piece from a central area was met by Aguero, whose header bounced back off the crossbar.FIM DO PRIMEIRO TEMPO! Com gol de Gabriel Jesus, o Brasil vai vencendo o clássico no Mineirão! #JogaBola 1 x 0  | #BRAxARG pic.twitter.com/4h4kjsKQFG— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) July 3, 2019Philippe Coutinho had a great chance to double Brazil’s lead in the 56th minute, the attacker blazing over after being set up following a wonderful turn by Jesus.And, just a minute later, Argentina hit the woodwork again, Messi’s volley from the left side of the area bouncing off the post after a blocked Lautaro Martinez shot fell to the star.Argentina continued to dominate as they looked for an equaliser, Messi’s 20-yard free-kick comfortably saved by Alisson in the 66th minute.Instead, Brazil struck on the counter-attack to double their lead thanks to some excellent work from Jesus.Jesus led a break with a brilliant run from inside his own half before composing himself to square for Firmino to tap in and make it 2-0.That was the decisive blow as Brazil, who had already sat back after their opener, held firm to progress to the final.@CopaAmerica 35′ ST @Argentina  0 – #Brasil  2 (Gabriel Jesús y Roberto Firmino) pic.twitter.com/CG4y9rUdGU— Selección Argentina  (@Argentina) July 3, 2019What does it mean? Belo Horizonte ghosts brushed asideAt the scene of their 7-1 mauling at the hands of Germany in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals, Brazil found a way – and got some luck. Argentina hit the woodwork twice, but Brazil did enough to reach their first Copa America final since 2007.Brazil continue Argentina dominance thanks to JesusBrazil have never lost a competitive game at home to Argentina and that record was maintained, thanks largely to Jesus. The Manchester City forward was exceptional throughout, scoring once and assisting the other while causing constant problems.Messi’s wait goes onNow 32, Messi’s wait for a first senior title with Argentina continues. The star struggled to find top form at the Copa America, although he looked threatening against Brazil.Key Opta Facts:- Brazil have never lost a competitive game at home to Argentina, winning nine and drawing two.- They have eliminated Argentina the past five times they have met at the Copa America (1995, 1999, 2004, 2007 and 2019).- Brazil have not lost a Copa America game after scoring the opening goal since 1979.- Argentina attempted 10 more shots than Brazil (14-4).- Firmino has had a hand in five of Brazil’s 10 goals at the 2019 Copa America, scoring two and assisting three.- Alisson has kept a clean sheet in each of his past nine games in all competitions for Brazil and Liverpool, last conceding on May 4.What’s next?Brazil will face either Chile or Peru in the final on Sunday, while Argentina meet the loser of that clash in the third-place play-off a day earlier. read more<img src="http://b49.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2049/IMG254.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8099"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Varun Dhawan plays gully cricket with Sachin Tendulkar, Abhishek Bachchan joins them. Watch video

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a24.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2024/IMG18783.jpg" alt="first_img" />Varun Dhawan plays gully cricket with Sachin Tendulkar, Abhishek Bachchan joins them. Watch videoSachin Tendulkar took to Instagram to share a video, in which Varun Dhawan and Abhishek Bachchan were seen playing cricket with him on the streets.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service MumbaiAugust 30, 2019UPDATED: August 30, 2019 09:29 IST Varun Dhawan and Abhishek Bachchan play gully cricket with Sachin TendulkarCricket legend Sachin Tendulkar treated fans with a special video in which he is seen playing gully cricket with Bollywood stars Abhishek Bachchan and Varun Dhawan, on the occasion of National Sports Day on Thursday.”It’s always good to mix work with play. Had a lot of fun playing cricket with the crew during a shoot and was pleasantly surprised with Varun dropping by along with Abhishek who joined us for some time,” Sachin captioned the video.From the video, it is clearly visible how much fun the trio had while playing the sport with each other.For Abhishek, it was his dream to play with the Master Blaster Sachin.He commented, “Been trying to control my excitement since yesterday…. A dream come true! Thank you for not smacking my ball out of the park.” Like Abhishek, Varun could not resist his excitement and shared his fan moment with Sachin on social media.”#SportPlayingNation, what a brilliant initiative this is sir. Had a lot of fun running into you that day sir,” Varun tweeted.#SportPlayingNation what a brilliant initiative this is sir. Had a lot of fun running into you that day sir https://t.co/WtLIzqgmg6advertisementVarun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) August 29, 2019Not only this, Sachin and Varun made a video in which they discussed about the importance of fitness and lauded PM Narendra Modi for launching Fit India Movement.ALSO READ | Rishi Kapoor and Karan Johar congratulate PM Narendra Modi for launching Fit India MovementALSO READ | National Sports Day: Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar are winners in new Saand Ki Aankh stillALSO READ | Abhishek Bachchan on 15 years of Dhoom: A film that changed everything for meALSO SEE | Kargil Vijay Diwas: Ranbir Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor play football with Army and Navy personnel in heavy rain. See picsALSO WATCH | Varun Dhawan reveals marriage plans, says he is very good with babiesGet 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 bynisha Tags :Follow Varun DhawanFollow Sachin TendulkarFollow Abhishek Bachchan Next<img src="http://a34.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2035/IMG1420.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8090"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Jamaica Cancer Society Supports Ban on Smoking in Public Places

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b44.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2044/IMG10140.jpg" alt="first_img" /> JCS has pledged its full support of the ban on smoking in public places The Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) has pledged its full support of the ban on smoking in public places, which came into effect on Monday, July 15.Addressing the 2013 staging of the Relay for Life Awards Ceremony at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston on July 16, Executive Director of the JCS, Yulit Gordon, said the Government must be commended for its commitment to safeguarding the health and wellness of Jamaicans, through the ban on public smoking.According to Ms. Gordon, the Cancer Society believes the legislation is of great importance, as it promotes a healthy environment, a healthy people and a healthy nation.“The passing and implementation of the Public Health (Tobacco Regulations) 2013 is a step in the right direction,” she said, noting that most of the cancers are clinically linked to tobacco use.“Let us challenge the people around us – our families, our co-workers, our friends, the lady from whom we buy our fruits and vegetables, the people at the service station, and people at the hair dresser – to uphold this ban on smoking,” Ms Gordon urged.The Executive Director noted that the incidence of cancer has been increasing in Jamaica and that there is no longer a narrowed focus on breast and prostate cancers.Ms. Gordon said there has been a steady increase in lymphoma, cancer of the head, neck and throat, and colon cancer, and that most of the cancers are heavily linked to lifestyle habits.She is imploring all Jamaicans to start engaging in healthy lifestyle practices, which include physical activity for at least 30 minutes each day as well as the maintenance of a healthy diet.Established in 1955, the Jamaica Cancer Society is a not-for-profit organisation which has been instrumental in increasing public awareness in Jamaica, in an effort to fight and defeat cancer in all its forms. The Executive Director noted that the incidence of cancer has been increasing in Jamaica<img src="http://b44.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2044/IMG1336.jpg" alt="center_img" /> Story Highlights<img src="http://b44.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2044/IMG4354.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8077"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Supports for Healthy Students

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a16.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2016/IMG5504.jpg" alt="first_img" /> Students in Nova Scotia schools will have healthier food choicesand more opportunities to be active, thanks to new supportsannounced by Premier John Hamm today, April 18. In the 2005-06 school year, there will be grants for schools, apublic health nutritionist in each District Health Authority anda sport animator in each participating school board. “This is a significant investment — it’s three programs that,together, provide the expertise and the money that schools needto help their students be healthier,” said the premier, who wasjoined today by Health Promotion Minister Rodney MacDonald,Education deputy minister Dennis Cochrane, and Member ofParliament Mike Savage at Southdale-North Woodside ElementarySchool. The government of Canada and the province of Nova Scotia haveextended their bilateral agreement on sport until 2007-08. Overthe six years of this agreement, the government of Canada willinvest more than $1.3 million and the province of Nova Scotia,more than $2.4 million. One part of that agreement is Sport Participation Opportunitiesfor Children and Youth, a program that will see a sport animatorworking in each participating school board. The animator willlink school and community sport programs so that everyone has anopportunity to get active. The sport animators’ portion of theagreement includes $486,000 from the federal government, $1.2million from the province and a contribution from school boardsthat participate. “We are pleased to continue our partnership with Nova Scotia toencourage participation in sport by all Nova Scotians,” said Mr.Savage, speaking on behalf of Stephen Owen, Minister of WesternEconomic Diversification and Minister of State (Sport).”Canadians who participate in sport at an early age incorporatephysical activity into their daily lives and experience manyhealth and social benefits. It is important for all Canadians toenjoy a lifetime of physical activity.” The $345,000 School Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Programwill provide grants to each school for the development andimplementation of a school health program. To receive a grant,the school must be addressing both healthy eating and physicalactivity, which go hand-in-hand in improving children’s health.This will ensure affordable and nutritious foods and physicalactivity opportunities are available to students. Each of the nine district health authorities will hire anadditional public health nutritionist, thanks to an investment of$360,000 this year. The nutritionists will help with theimplementation of the recently released Healthy Eating NovaScotia strategy. Since a priority of the strategy is children andyouth, part of their role is to work with schools, includinghelping them apply for and use funding from the School HealthyEating and Physical Activity Program. “Today’s announcement is an excellent example of how we’reworking together — the federal and provincial governments,school boards and health authorities — to make great changes forthe health of our children and youth,” said the premier. PREMIER’S OFFICE/HEALTH PROMOTION/EDUCATION–Supports for HealthyStudents<img src="http://a16.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2016/IMG8276.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8064"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Man who killed offduty cop receiving PTSD treatment funded by Veterans Affairs

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b47.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2047/IMG10853.jpg" alt="first_img" />HALIFAX – A Halifax man convicted of strangling an off-duty police officer and using a compost bin to dispose of her body is receiving treatment in prison for post-traumatic stress disorder — and it’s being funded by Veterans Affairs Canada.The arrangement has drawn criticism from the victim’s aunt, Mandy Reekie Wong, who says veterans should be outraged that Christopher Garnier is getting funded treatment — even though he is not a veteran.“There are actual veterans who returned from war, or multiple wars, and they are killing themselves because they can’t get help for the PTSD they suffer from through no fault of their own,” Reekie Wong said in a recent Facebook post, which she later confirmed in a direct message.At a court hearing earlier this month, Crown lawyer Christine Driscoll confirmed the convicted murderer is being seen by a private psychologist, and that Veterans Affairs is covering the cost because Garnier’s father is a veteran who has also been diagnosed with PTSD.Driscoll said any offender with an illness, whether physical or mental, has to be treated while in custody.Garnier was convicted in December of second-degree murder and interfering with a dead body in the September 2015 death of 36-year-old Catherine Campbell.On Aug. 13, a Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge decided Garnier would be able to apply for parole after serving 13.5 years — less 699 days for time served.Garnier’s lawyer has argued that his client’s mental illness was brought on by the murder.In submissions filed with the court, defence lawyer Joel Pink said a psychiatrist hired by the defence, Dr. Stephen Hucker, said in a report that Garnier suffered from acute stress disorder immediately following Campbell’s death.“The testimony of Dr. Hucker clearly indicates that there is a strong link between Mr. Garnier’s illness and his interference with human remains; therefore, it should be considered a mitigating factor in his sentencing (on that charge),” Pink said in his submissions to Justice Joshua Arnold.Garnier repeatedly told the jury he did not remember using a large green compost bin to dispose of the woman’s body near a Halifax bridge, where it stayed undetected for nearly five days.During Garnier’s trial, the jury was told Garnier met Campbell for the first time at a downtown Halifax bar on Sept. 11, 2015. Hours later she was dead in a north end apartment.In his decision regarding parole, Arnold said Campbell was expecting romance and affection that night, but “for reasons unknown, Mr. Garnier punched her in the face, broke her nose, strangled her to death, and then, in an effort to hide his crime, treated her remains like garbage.”Veterans Affairs issued a statement Tuesday saying it couldn’t comment on any specific case, but it confirmed the relatives of veterans are eligible to apply for PTSD treatment.“When a man or woman serves in Canada’s armed forces or the RCMP, their whole family serves with them,” the department said. “That is why the government of Canada has made it a priority to not only improve benefits and services for our nation’s veterans, but for their families as well.”The federal department said counselling and other services can be offered to relatives when it is determined such a move will help the veteran achieve their rehabilitation goals.As well, the department noted that 94 per cent of first applications completed for PTSD treatment are approved, and that 72 per cent of veterans receiving disability benefits for a mental-health condition have PTSD.<img src="http://a24.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2024/IMG689.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8035"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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BC boy finds syringe glue stored in board game purchased at thrift

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a34.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2035/IMG13472.jpg" alt="first_img" />PITT MEADOWS, B.C. — A father in Pitt Meadows, B.C., says the last thing his family expected to find inside a second-hand board game was a syringe and toxic glue.Mitch Selman says his six-year-old son Angus and two friends opened the game of Mouse Trap after his wife, Paula McMurray, brought it home from a local Value Village thrift shop on Sunday.He says the boy recognized the danger as soon as he pulled the cap off the syringe, so he put the cap back on and took it to show his mother.McMurray, who Selman says is a nursing student, examined the kids carefully and determined quickly that none had been harmed.Selman says he understands that parents should probably check second-hand toys and games, but adds that it was irresponsible of Value Village not to inspect its own product before putting it on a shelf and placing consumers at risk.Value Village did not immediately respond to a request for comment.“You expect maybe there’s going to be some pieces missing, but you don’t expect two tubes of sniffing glue and a hypodermic needle. How that would have gotten through any kind of screening process is beyond me,” Selman says.“The products they put on their shelves need to safe, period.”The Canadian Press<img src="http://a24.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2024/IMG4120.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8027"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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No winning ticket for Friday nights 40 million Lotto Max jackpot

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a24.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2024/IMG16924.jpg" alt="first_img" />TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $40 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw.That means the jackpot for the next draw on Sept. 24 will be approximately $50 million, and there will also be two Maxmillions prizes of $1 million dollars each up for grabs.The Canadian Press<img src="http://a24.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2024/IMG8508.jpg" alt="last_img" /></p> </div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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CBS All Access Comes To Android TV Devices In Canada

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a36.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2036/IMG17699.jpg" alt="first_img" /> LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter In addition to today’s launch on Android TV, CBS All Access is also available in Canada at cbsallaccess.ca, on iOS and Android mobile and tablet devices, and on Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku streaming players and Roku TVs.To sign up for CBS All Access in Canada, visit: cbsallaccess.caAbout CBS InteractiveCBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the world’s largest publisher of premium digital content and a perennial top-10 internet company. CBS Interactive’s brands span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming. Properties include the websites, apps and streaming services of the CBS Television Network such as the CBS All Access subscription service, the 24/7 digital news network CBSN, and CBS Sports digital brands as well as digital-first properties in key content verticals, including CNET, TVGuide.com, GameSpot, Last.fm, Metacritic and Chowhound.Follow CBS Interactive on Twitter and Facebook. Advertisement Advertisement NEW YORK — CBS All Access, CBS’ direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand service, is now available on Google’s smart TV platform Android TV, including all Sony Android TVs, in Canada. The service, which launched in Canada in April, marking its first expansion into an international market, offers Canadian viewers more than 7,500 commercial-free episodes on demand spanning full current seasons of select CBS series, entire previous seasons and classic shows, as well as the ability to livestream CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 streaming news service.“The addition of Android TV to CBS All Access‘ distribution in Canada marks a new milestone in the growth of our service in its first international market,” said Rob Gelick, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CBS Entertainment Digital. “In addition to CBS All Access‘ ongoing expansion to new platforms, we’re also expanding the premium content available for Canadian subscribers, including our recently launched exclusive original series STRANGE ANGEL.”For $5.99 CAD, CBS All Access brings thousands of episodes of CBS’ leading programming to digital platforms, making it simple for fans looking for more CBS content to get it in one easy-to-use, multiplatform service. CBS All Access includes the following on-demand programming in an advertising-free environment, with more to be added:Current, building seasons of nearly 20 primetime shows including NCIS, BULL, SEAL TEAM, MACGYVER and INSTINCT, with new episodes available seven days after they are broadcast.All past seasons of 15 primetime series including NCIS, SURVIVOR, ELEMENTARY, MADAM SECRETARY and more.CBS All Access original series including STRANGE ANGEL, streaming now with new episodes dropping every Thursday, the first season of THE GOOD FIGHT, and comedy series NO ACTIVITY, with more to be announced.Ability to livestream CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage and original reporting.Current episodes of select daytime and late-night favorites including THE TALK, RACHAEL RAY and THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT.More than 30 CBS Classic series, including all episodes of hits like “Charmed,” “The Good Wife,” HAWAII FIVE-0 and “CSI.” Facebook Login/Register With:<img src="http://B46.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2046/IMG1959.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8016"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Liard River Hotsprings closed after heavy snow

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b54.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2054/IMG14450.jpg" alt="first_img" />MUNCHO LAKE, B.C. – The Liard River Hotspring Provincial Park is closed after heavy snow.A snowfall warning remains in place for Fort Nelson and the Muncho Lake regions.  The forecast is calling for up to 35 cm of snow before the storm moves out of the area Monday.According to a post on it’s Facebook page, the campground and the hot springs are closed due to several trees that have fallen after the heavy snowfall.  The post goes onto say “There is No ACCESS to the campground or hot pools under any circumstances.As soon as the park has been made safe the BC Parks website and this page will be updated.” Snow has been reported from Pink Mountain on the Alaska Highway all the way up to Watson Lake, Y.K.With the heavy snow from Fort Nelson to Watson Lake, camping or travelling in the area is not recommended.A cold arctic airmass and Pacific moisture associated with a low on the North Coast will result in continued heavy snow for higher elevations between Fort Nelson and Watson Lake. Further snowfall accumulations of 15 to 35 cm are expected through Sunday and into Sunday night. The town of Fort Nelson should receive rain while areas south of Fort Nelson may see up to 10 cm.<img src="http://a42.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2042/IMG12787.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7998"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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War declared on dengue

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>The government has declared July 1–7 as a dengue eradication week around the island, the Ministry of Health said.According to the Health Ministry, the decision to declare the dengue eradication week was taken following meetings held with the relevant Ministries yesterday. The dengue eradication week will see all government institutions and Ministries following a strict program to clean dengue breeding grounds.The programs will be conducted at Ministry level while raids will also be carried out on private institutions. (Colombo Gazette)<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7950"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Annan calls on civic groups to keep pressing for antipoverty measures

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>As the eleventh United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) opened today in São Paulo, Brazil, Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on civic groups attending a parallel gathering to maintain pressure on governments to keep their global anti-poverty promises.“Non-governmental organizations, church groups, labour unions and others have been working relentlessly to make sure that international trade and globalization work for the poor, not against them,” Mr. Annan told the Civil Society Forum. He hailed participants for “extracting” commitments from governments to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set at a UN summit in 2000.Those targets, to be met by 2015, include halving the number of poor and hungry people, achieving educational parity for boys and girls and fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic.“I know that some groups have said they should really be called the ‘minimum’ development goals,” he observed. While acknowledging that the targets are not utopian, he said they were achievable given adequate political will. ”But we need to take action now,” he said, stressing the role of local public mobilization in influencing national leaders. “What would really make a difference is if, at the local level, the goals achieve a critical mass of support and even become ‘vote-getters.’” “You can and must help make that happen,” he urged. “Liberated by the advance of democracy, linked by shared interests and by the Internet, increasingly effective at using your consumer and voting power, you have the weight to tip the balance. So please, keep up the pressure!”<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7928"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Climate Change head says nuclear demand not going away anytime soon –

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b45.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2045/IMG183.jpg" alt="first_img" />A pro-nuclear advocate says the serious problems faced by the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant has not killed one member of the public, but has generated a new basis on which much wider debate in Australia and overseas can now take place. Addressing a specially arranged Japan nuclear issues session this afternoon on the first day of the Paydirt 2011 Uranium Conference in Adelaide, Sir Hubert Wilkins Chair of Climate Change, University of Adelaide, Professor Barry Brook, said although Fukushima has emerged as a serious Level 5 accident on the international nuclear event scale, it was wrong to call it an ‘accident’ as it was in all effect, an act of God.“While an accident attributed to failures in technology is a different matter, this incident will have the effect of spurring a whole range of discussions in Australia and worldwide,” Professor Brook said. “Ultimately, that is a good thing. The more people make the effort to educate themselves, the better understanding there will be on modern day nuclear technology, the new Generation 3+ and Generation 4 nuclear power plants, and how they link in with climate change mitigation and replacement of fossil fuels.“Anyone who thinks critically about the future of energy supply will inevitably draw the conclusion that nuclear power will be a significant part of our future energy portfolio. This will apply not just in surging economies with huge un-met power demands, such as India and China, but in those countries that need to replace their reliance on carbon-intensive fossil fuels like coal and gas. This includes Australia, unavoidably, as we have a more than 90% reliance on fossil fuels to generate power.”Brook told the crowded auditorium that while the safety of nuclear power is under the spotlight, it had to be remembered that the plants under impact in Japan were the very original Mark 1 commercial plants designed in the 1960s. They were built between 1971 and 1978.“The plants being built today are Generation 3, with the advantage of 40 years of additional technological development, and the next ones are Generation 4. Fukushima represented the very first one of its reactor types to be hit by an earthquake – yet it has managed to contain all of its nuclear fuel. Yes, there have been small radiation releases that do not pose public health risks, but the overall containment has meant it has not gone into full meltdown.“It has not exploded, the whole plant has not dissolved, as mass media would have you believe, into a molten mass – as even back in the 1960s, these plants were built under robust design principles. What we had was a 10-m tsunami that wiped out the multi-back up systems.”Brook said the new breed of reactors that are currently being built in Korea, China, Europe and the US had already taken these problems into account in their passive and engineered design systems. For example, cooling power systems were fully protected and in an emergency, could cool themselves over five days independent of external sources.“The underlying demand for nuclear energy is not going away and countries facing surging power demands will not ultimately be changing their minds about expanding or implementing a nuclear energy cycle. That bodes well for the future of the uranium and nuclear sectors – and for mitigating climate change.”Australian politicians and the national nuclear industry are “joined at the hip” for the moment following the ramifications of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, according to prominent pro-uranium lobbyist, Greg Rudd, who also addressed the first day of the conference. And no politician in their own right is going to champion nuclear power in Australia in this current election cycle – despite the obvious environmental advantages in doing so.“Before the Japan earthquake, I was going to give a breakdown of the various agendas of political players in Australia in relation to the nuclear industry,” said Rudd. “Now of course the reset button has been pressed,” he said. “The blackboard has not so much been wiped clean, but momentarily flipped to send messages to constituent publics all over the world that Japan is a wake-up call.“It will not be business as usual in the nuclear sector, safety must come first and everyone needs to do some hard analysis before we moved forward. In time, the fear of a global meltdown will dim and logic of using nuclear energy as part of the cleaner mix will reassert itself.”But that won’t be happening any time soon, Rudd said. His view is that no democratic government will be wanting to go to the next election in these politically turbulent times on an unequivocal pro-nuclear platform. “There’s an old saying in politics – ‘when in doubt, do nothing’. Time will heal,” Rudd said. “In a couple of years, common sense will begin to return.“I am by no means saying that the nuclear power industry is perfect, but I am saying that over time with human ingenuity and best practice, we can make it as humanely perfect as possible knowing that no endeavour in life is risk-free. Or we can dumb it down – dig more coal out of the ground because its bulk commodity easy, send it to China and India so no children in those places will ever see blue sky by 2050, and pretend somehow that Mother Nature isn’t going to kick our butt down the track with a series of environmental disasters, for not heeding her wake-up calls.”Rudd said one of the most impressive marketing “miracles” he had seen over recent times was the ability of the coal industry to introduce and legitimise the term “clean coal”. And gas is “good” because it is only half as “bad” as coal, Rudd said. “Nuclear has no emissions so that must be ‘too good’ to be true,” he said. “The real issue is not that people don’t believe in zero emissions from nuclear power, they do.“But what the majority of voters do not believe in is the human ability to not make a mistake through greed, incompetence or miscalculation. It is not that people aren’t backing nuclear power, they’re just not backing humanity’s ability to deliver clean nuclear power in a long-term, safe way.”<img src="http://a37.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2037/IMG9840.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7867"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Copper from old mines and lowgrade deposits

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a37.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2037/IMG9735.jpg" alt="first_img" />New technology to extract of copper using sulphuric acid mixed with multiple species of bacteria has been initiated at a mine in northern Chile. Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp (JOGMEC) will conduct a two-year experiment to understand whether copper can be extracted on a commercial scale from low-grade ores. According to Chief Researcher at JOGMEC, Taro Kamiya, the bacteria used in this new method of extraction, is naturally found on copper ores. “As copper ores from [the testing area} provide high iron content rates, the bacteria can be easily activated,” he is reported as saying.The company believe that if this new method proves to be a success, most abandoned copper mines could be revived, adds Kamiya “This technology makes it possible to extract copper at more than double the speed that can be achieved if humans extract copper with sulphuric acid alone.”JOBMEC reports that “Japanese companies have been studying mine development using hydrometallurgical technology in the following three cases:Recovering copper from low-grade sulphide minerals, which lowers the marginal level of ore grade for exploitation and increases minable ore reservesLooking for economic efficiencies in developing small and medium-sized mines with a small initial cost and a short development periodProducing copper concentrate with a large proportion of impurities such as arsenic, antimony, and bismuth at sites in the vicinity of SX-EW plants.”<img src="http://b45.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2045/IMG7713.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7866"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Quand les chercheurs communiquent leur science en images

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://c61.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2061/IMG11507.jpg" alt="first_img" />Quand les chercheurs communiquent leur science en imagesLes gagnants du concours international de supports visuels, vidéo et interactifs organisé par le magazine Science et la National Science Foundation (NSF) viennent d’être annoncés. L’occasion de découvrir les meilleures créations de vulgarisation scientifique. Une belle image vaut mieux qu’un long discours. Comme chaque année, le magazine Science en partenariat avec la National Science Foundation (NSF) honore par son concours le travail de professionnels, qui par leurs créations visuelles, vidéo ou interactives permettent de rendre la science et l’ingénierie accessibles à tous. Fort de son succès, la neuvième édition de la compétition baptisée “2011 International Science & Ingénierie Visualization Challenge” a rassemblée 212 participants provenant 33 pays différents.À lire aussiSaurez-vous reconnaitre à quel objet du quotidien appartiennent ces gros plans ?Cinq catégories techniques étaient à l’honneur : “Photographie”, “illustration”, “infographie”, “vidéo” et “jeu interactif”. Un premier groupe de finaliste a tout d’abord été sélectionné au sein de chacune des grandes subdivisions par des responsables de Science magazine et de la NSF. Leurs œuvres ont ensuite été postées sur internet et soumises au jugement des internautes. Les 3.200 votes récoltés ont permis d’attribuer aux créations les plus populaires le prix du public. Un comité d’expert sollicité en parallèle, a par ailleurs sélectionné parmi les finalistes trois grands gagnants ainsi que dix détenteurs du prix d’honneur.Parmi les trois créations qui ont particulièrement attitré l’attention du jury se trouvent une photographie d’une coupe transversale d’œil dans laquelle se distingue chaque type de cellules d’une couleur différente, un jeu interactif sur le pliage des protéines et une vidéo présentant les organites composant une cellule. Ces œuvres ont été louées pour leur impact visuel, l’efficacité de la communication d’une idée scientifique, et l’originalité globale. Découvrez les gagnants des catégories “photographie” et “illustration” sur MaxisciencesLe 8 février 2012 à 14:23 • Maxime Lambert<img src="http://b47.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2047/IMG7321.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7807"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Trump Johnson miss deadline for states election pamphlet

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://s24.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2024/IMG11091.jpg" alt="first_img" />The Alaska Division of Elections official 2016 elections pamphlet.Neither Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump or Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson will have a full-page spread in Alaska’s official elections pamphlet.Listen Now The Alaska Division of Elections says neither candidate sent in the required information by the Aug. 30 deadline.Presidential candidates are required to submit a candidate statement, photograph and a $300 fee in order to receive a full page in the state’s election pamphlet.The Division of Elections sent letters in early August to the parties of those running for the presidency, requesting the required information.Both Trump and Johnson are named in the pamphlet under a list of presidential candidates and will be on the November 8th ballot.Alaska’s official elections pamphlet is distributed around the state and is available in English, Spanish, Tagalog, and several Alaska Native languages.<img src="http://s24.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2024/IMG3753.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7710"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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Student goes missing in forest while shooting TikTok video

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://s16.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2016/IMG6645.jpg" alt="first_img" />Chittoor: With the craze for TikTok and out of desperation to score likes on their videos, the youth are daring risky adventure shots. Murali, a student, goes missing while shooting TikTok video in Seshachalam forest. Though somehow he made out of the forest by sharing WhatsApp location, he was horrified, as it became darker. Out of fear, he got fits and fallen sick. To rescue him, the police team has gone searching into the forest during midnight. Finally, they brought him to safety out of the woods.<img src="http://s16.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2016/IMG5335.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7699"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

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