England’s Stokes out of form in return to cricket in NZ

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CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) – England allrounder Ben Stokes made a rusty return to cricket in a New Zealand domestic one-day match for Canterbury against Otago.

Cricket critics from England and Australia were among a crowd of around 400 at the Mainpower Oval at Rangiora, near Christchurch, where Stokes played his first match since September when he was arrested over an incident outside a nightclub in the English city of Bristol.

He scored only two runs in a seven-ball innings as Canterbury batted first, then took no wickets for 49 from nine overs as Otago passed Canterbury’s total of 221 with three wickets and 15 balls to spare.

New Zealand-born England cricket player Ben Stokes reacts after bowling for provincial cricket team Canterbury in Rangiora, New Zealand, Sunday, Dec.3, 2017. England allrounder Stokes made only 2 runs in his first cricket since September when he turned out for Canterbury against Otago in New Zealand's one-day competition on Sunday. (AP Photo/Martin Hunter)

New Zealand-born England cricket player Ben Stokes reacts after bowling for provincial cricket team Canterbury in Rangiora, New Zealand, Sunday, Dec.3, 2017. England allrounder Stokes made only 2 runs in his first cricket since September when he turned out for Canterbury against Otago in New Zealand's one-day competition on Sunday. (AP Photo/Martin Hunter)

New Zealand-born England cricket player Ben Stokes reacts after bowling for provincial cricket team Canterbury in Rangiora, New Zealand, Sunday, Dec.3, 2017. England allrounder Stokes made only 2 runs in his first cricket since September when he turned out for Canterbury against Otago in New Zealand’s one-day competition on Sunday. (AP Photo/Martin Hunter)

There has been speculation that New Zealand-born Stokes is using his time with Canterbury as a prelude to rejoin the England team during its current Ashes test series in Australia. If so, he needs a rapid form improvement after a low-key performance.

Stokes, who was stood down from England duties pending the police investigation, has insisted he is only in New Zealand to visit his parents who live in Christchurch and that the opportunity to play for Canterbury arose incidentally.

His selection for the province where he was born has been contentious. Avon and Somerset police this week passed details of their investigation into the incident involving Stokes to Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service for “charging advice.” If charges are laid the decision by Canterbury to rush Stokes into their lineup for Sunday’s match will likely be strongly criticized.

Before the match, Stokes said he’d been working hard in England and wanted to put that into practice.

Canterbury director of cricket Gary Stead said Stokes had been welcomed by the Canterbury players.

“Ben is just desperate to play cricket,” Stead said. “He really reminded me of a young kid, just wanting to get out there and play.

“I can’t remember a time where there’s been more interest in any match I’ve ever played in or been involved with in New Zealand. There’s been interest from all over the world.”

New Zealand-born England cricket player Ben Stokes reacts after bowling for provincial cricket team Canterbury in Rangiora, New Zealand, Sunday, Dec.3, 2017. Stokes is currently suspended from the England cricket team following a street fight in September after a night out celebrating England's win over the West Indies in a limited-overs international. (AP Photo/Martin Hunter)

New Zealand-born England cricket player Ben Stokes reacts after bowling for provincial cricket team Canterbury in Rangiora, New Zealand, Sunday, Dec.3, 2017. Stokes is currently suspended from the England cricket team following a street fight in September after a night out celebrating England's win over the West Indies in a limited-overs international. (AP Photo/Martin Hunter)

New Zealand-born England cricket player Ben Stokes reacts after bowling for provincial cricket team Canterbury in Rangiora, New Zealand, Sunday, Dec.3, 2017. Stokes is currently suspended from the England cricket team following a street fight in September after a night out celebrating England’s win over the West Indies in a limited-overs international. (AP Photo/Martin Hunter)

New Zealand-born England cricket player Ben Stokes, right, signs autographs after playing for provincial cricket team Canterbury in Rangiora, New Zealand, Sunday, Dec.3, 2017. England allrounder Stokes made only 2 runs in his first cricket since September when he turned out for Canterbury against Otago in New Zealand's one-day competition on Sunday.(AP Photo/Martin Hunter)

New Zealand-born England cricket player Ben Stokes, right, signs autographs after playing for provincial cricket team Canterbury in Rangiora, New Zealand, Sunday, Dec.3, 2017. England allrounder Stokes made only 2 runs in his first cricket since September when he turned out for Canterbury against Otago in New Zealand's one-day competition on Sunday.(AP Photo/Martin Hunter)

New Zealand-born England cricket player Ben Stokes, right, signs autographs after playing for provincial cricket team Canterbury in Rangiora, New Zealand, Sunday, Dec.3, 2017. England allrounder Stokes made only 2 runs in his first cricket since September when he turned out for Canterbury against Otago in New Zealand’s one-day competition on Sunday.(AP Photo/Martin Hunter)

New Zealand-born England cricket player Ben Stokes reacts after bowling for provincial cricket team Canterbury in Rangiora, New Zealand, Sunday, Dec.3, 2017. England allrounder Stokes made only 2 runs in his first cricket since September when he turned out for Canterbury against Otago in New Zealand's one-day competition on Sunday. (AP Photo/Martin Hunter)

New Zealand-born England cricket player Ben Stokes reacts after bowling for provincial cricket team Canterbury in Rangiora, New Zealand, Sunday, Dec.3, 2017. England allrounder Stokes made only 2 runs in his first cricket since September when he turned out for Canterbury against Otago in New Zealand's one-day competition on Sunday. (AP Photo/Martin Hunter)

New Zealand-born England cricket player Ben Stokes reacts after bowling for provincial cricket team Canterbury in Rangiora, New Zealand, Sunday, Dec.3, 2017. England allrounder Stokes made only 2 runs in his first cricket since September when he turned out for Canterbury against Otago in New Zealand’s one-day competition on Sunday. (AP Photo/Martin Hunter)

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China’s coal-rich Shanxi orders water curbs for steel,…

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BEIJING, Dec 3 (Reuters) – China’s central Shanxi province has introduced new rules curbing water use for steel, cement and aluminium production, state media reported on Sunday, in another blow to sectors reeling from government-enforced output cuts.

Under the new policy, producers of steel, cement and aluminium which exceed mandatory water usage standards will have to pay incremental levies, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing Shanxi’s Development and Reform Commission.

The levies, which came into effect last Friday, range from doubling the cost of water if usage exceeds standards by less than 20 percent, to five times the cost and the potential cutting off of water supply in cases where usage standards are exceeded by more than 60 percent.

China has ordered steel and aluminium producers in 28 cities to slash output during winter as part of the country’s war against winter smog.

Coal-rich Shanxi has vowed to cut its hazardous pollutant PM 2.5 concentration by 40 percent from October to March. (Reporting by Philip Wen; Editing by Michael Perry)

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Lewandowski and Bossie detail Trump’s campaign

A tell-all book written by two former aides to Donald Trump‘s election campaign reveals some of its salacious details.

The book, ‘Let Trump Be Trump’ was written by Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie and has been seen by The Washington Post in advance of its Tuesday release.

It apparently details how Elton John music would be played so loudly on Trump’s campaign plane that staffers had trouble thinking.

Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, arrives at Trump Tower in New York on November 26

Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, arrives at Trump Tower in New York on November 26

David Bossie is pictured speaking

David Bossie is pictured speaking

Corey Lewandowski (left) and David Bossie (right) have written a book about Donald Trump’s presidential campaign called ‘Let Trump Be Trump’

One detail revealed in the book is that Hope Hicks, the current White House Communications Director, would steam Trump's suits and pants while he was wearing them

One detail revealed in the book is that Hope Hicks, the current White House Communications Director, would steam Trump's suits and pants while he was wearing them

One detail revealed in the book is that Hope Hicks, the current White House Communications Director, would steam Trump’s suits and pants while he was wearing them

The book also details Trump’s penchant for fast food and how timing his fast-food orders, generally from McDonald’s, was a complex process.

An excerpt reads: ‘On Trump Force One there were four major food groups: McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza and Diet Coke.’

Also on board Trump’s campaign plane were stockpiles of Vienna Fingers, potato chips, pretzels and Oreos.

The authors state that for dinner, Trump often had ‘two big Macs, two fillet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted’.

Trump would also apparently play Elton John music loudly on his campaign's plane (pictured having arrived at Dubuque, Iowa in January 2016)

Trump would also apparently play Elton John music loudly on his campaign's plane (pictured having arrived at Dubuque, Iowa in January 2016)

Trump would also apparently play Elton John music loudly on his campaign’s plane (pictured having arrived at Dubuque, Iowa in January 2016)

Trump's love of fast food also receives ample space in the book. The authors write: 'On Trump Force One there were four major food groups: McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza and Diet Coke.' Pictured is a Big Mac from McDonald's

Trump's love of fast food also receives ample space in the book. The authors write: 'On Trump Force One there were four major food groups: McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza and Diet Coke.' Pictured is a Big Mac from McDonald's

Trump’s love of fast food also receives ample space in the book. The authors write: ‘On Trump Force One there were four major food groups: McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza and Diet Coke.’ Pictured is a Big Mac from McDonald’s

Another bizarre detail from the book describes how Hope Hicks, now the White House Communications Director, was tasked with steaming Trump’s suit and pants – while he was wearing them.

The book will be released on Tuesday and was seen by the Washington Post in advance

The book will be released on Tuesday and was seen by the Washington Post in advance

The book will be released on Tuesday and was seen by the Washington Post in advance

Apparently, she once forgot her steaming machine, which prompted Trump to berate her.

‘G*dammit, Hope! How the hell could you forget the machine?’

Other fascinating passages detail Trump’s other expletive-filled tirades against subordinates who have displeased him.

One, Lewandowski recalls, was directed at Paul Manafort after the former campaign manager said that Trump should not appear on television anymore.

Trump apparently called Manafort from a helicopter to scream: ‘I’ll go on TV anytime I G*damn f***ing want and you won’t say another f***ing word about me.’

Trump apparently added: ‘I’m a pro at life. I’ve been around a time or two. I know guys like you, with your hair and skin.’

The book chronicles Trump’s entire campaign cycle and will be released on Tuesday. 

Man ‘intentionally crashes car’ near where mom died

A Maine man is believed to have killed himself Thursday by intentionally ramming his truck into a tree near the spot where his mother died in an accident just days before.

Alex Gardner, 35, died on Thursday night in Alton.

His truck was found after it collided into a large tree near Route 16, according to WLBZ-TV.

It was just past the spot where just a few days before, on November 24, his mother, Robin Gardner, 63, was hit and killed by her daughter’s brother-in-law who was texting while driving, WMTW-TV reported.

Penobscot County Sheriff’s deputies said Robin Gardner, 63, died instantly after she was hit just before 7.30am when 25-year-old Tyler Creighton crossed the center line Route 16 and pushed her car into a ditch.

Alex Gardner (center) is believed to have killed himself Thursday by intentionally ramming his truck into a tree near the spot where his mother, Robin Gardner (right), was killed in an accident just days before. Alex Gardner's father is seen left

Alex Gardner (center) is believed to have killed himself Thursday by intentionally ramming his truck into a tree near the spot where his mother, Robin Gardner (right), was killed in an accident just days before. Alex Gardner's father is seen left

Alex Gardner (center) is believed to have killed himself Thursday by intentionally ramming his truck into a tree near the spot where his mother, Robin Gardner (right), was killed in an accident just days before. Alex Gardner’s father is seen left

Alex Gardner, 35, died on Thursday night in Alton. His truck was found after it collided into a large tree near Route 16

Alex Gardner, 35, died on Thursday night in Alton. His truck was found after it collided into a large tree near Route 16

Alex Gardner, 35, died on Thursday night in Alton. His truck was found after it collided into a large tree near Route 16

Robin Gardner (pictured), 63, from Maine, was hit and killed on the morning of November 24 by her daughter's brother-in-law, Tyler Creighton, 25. Creighton was allegedly texting at the time of the collision

Robin Gardner (pictured), 63, from Maine, was hit and killed on the morning of November 24 by her daughter's brother-in-law, Tyler Creighton, 25. Creighton was allegedly texting at the time of the collision

Robin Gardner (pictured), 63, from Maine, was hit and killed on the morning of November 24 by her daughter’s brother-in-law, Tyler Creighton, 25. Creighton was allegedly texting at the time of the collision

Gardner was on her way to work at her daughter's New Life Old Town church cafe when tragedy struck. First responders are seen arriving to the scene 

Gardner was on her way to work at her daughter's New Life Old Town church cafe when tragedy struck. First responders are seen arriving to the scene 

Gardner was on her way to work at her daughter’s New Life Old Town church cafe when tragedy struck. First responders are seen arriving to the scene 

Creighton was allegedly texting at the time of the collision, according to Bangor Daily News.

Tyler Creighton (pictured after the crash) reportedly told police that he had just left a methadone clinic when the crash happened

Tyler Creighton (pictured after the crash) reportedly told police that he had just left a methadone clinic when the crash happened

Tyler Creighton (pictured after the crash) reportedly told police that he had just left a methadone clinic when the crash happened

He reportedly told police that he had just left a methadone clinic and may have had marijuana in his system.

A methadone clinic is a place where a person who is addicted to opioid-based drugs, such as heroin or prescription painkillers, can receive medication-based therapy.

But methadone is not known to impair driving.

Creighton was charged with manslaughter in Penobscot County Court. 

Robin Gardner’s daughters believe that their brother, Alex, could not overcome his grief over the loss of his mother.

‘Alex couldn’t cope,’ his sister Brooke Gardner said. 

‘He couldn’t comprehend that he was not there to protect my mom.’ 

Brooke and her sister, Celeste Creighton, must now grieve their mother as well as their brother.

Brooke Gardner (above) says she believes her brother crashed his truck into a tree intentionally

Brooke Gardner (above) says she believes her brother crashed his truck into a tree intentionally

Brooke Gardner (seen above with her late mother) says she believes her brother crashed his truck into a tree intentionally

Brooke Gardner (seen above with her late mother) says she believes her brother crashed his truck into a tree intentionally

Brooke Gardner (seen left on her own and right with her late mother) says she believes her brother crashed his truck into a tree intentionally

'Alex couldn't cope,' his sister Brooke Gardner (seen with Alex in this undated photo) said. 'He couldn't comprehend that he was not there to protect my mom'

'Alex couldn't cope,' his sister Brooke Gardner (seen with Alex in this undated photo) said. 'He couldn't comprehend that he was not there to protect my mom'

‘Alex couldn’t cope,’ his sister Brooke Gardner (seen with Alex in this undated photo) said. ‘He couldn’t comprehend that he was not there to protect my mom’

Brooke Gardner (left) said her mother (right) is remembered as a beloved member of their community

Brooke Gardner (left) said her mother (right) is remembered as a beloved member of their community

Brooke Gardner (left) said her mother (right) is remembered as a beloved member of their community

‘We do everything together, we are such a close family and it’s just to think that two of us are missing right now,’ Brooke Gardner said. 

The sisters described Alex as someone especially attached to his mother.

‘He was a momma’s boy,’ Celeste said.

‘He would have given you the shirt off of his back,’ Brooke said.

The sisters said they noticed Alex behave strangely after his mother’s death. He was sleeping unusually long hours and had increasingly kept to himself.

He told his sisters he was going out to get clothes for his mother’s memorial service. He never returned.

‘I thought he would make it through it but he couldn’t he just couldn’t do it,’ Brooke said.

‘He wouldn’t have done that just to do it, he just missed her so much, it was unbearable.

‘I know that my brother is with his mom right now. 

‘When I found out, that was the first picture in my mind, my mom embracing her son.’ 

A memorial service for Robin is scheduled to take place on Sunday.

The sisters say that a memorial for their brother will be held sometime next week. 

‘I don’t know how you move on from something like this, I just know that God can take broken pieces and he can make something beautiful out them and I know that Alex is at peace,’ Brooke said.

‘I just have to trust that there is a silver lining to this, that something good will come of it.’

Man who died after violent violent is filmed being choked

California officials on Wednesday released surveillance and body cam footage of a man who ended up dying after he struggled with police officers trying to bring him under arrest.

Fermin Vincent Valenzuela, 32, went into cardiac arrest three times and died after Anaheim police used a stun gun to subdue him on July 2, 2016. 

He was placed in a medically induced coma and died from complications of asphyxia, The Orange County Register reported.

In September, Orange County officials announced that after a review, the officers involved in the incident, Woojin Jun and Daniel Wolfe, were justified in their use of force, according to the Register.

The footage from July 2, 2016 in Anaheim shows two officers, Woojin Jun (left) and Daniel Wolfe (right), enter a local laundromat after receiving a report of a man suspiciously stalking a woman

The footage from July 2, 2016 in Anaheim shows two officers, Woojin Jun (left) and Daniel Wolfe (right), enter a local laundromat after receiving a report of a man suspiciously stalking a woman

The footage from July 2, 2016 in Anaheim shows two officers, Woojin Jun (left) and Daniel Wolfe (right), enter a local laundromat after receiving a report of a man suspiciously stalking a woman

Inside the laundromat, they confronted Fermin Vincent Valenzuela, 32

Inside the laundromat, they confronted Fermin Vincent Valenzuela, 32

Inside the laundromat, they confronted Fermin Vincent Valenzuela, 32

When officers tried to place Valenzuela into custody, he used 'unusual strength' and resisted arrest

When officers tried to place Valenzuela into custody, he used 'unusual strength' and resisted arrest

When officers tried to place Valenzuela into custody, he used ‘unusual strength’ and resisted arrest

Valenzuela refused to surrender and managed to pull away from the officers in the laundromat and run across the street

Valenzuela refused to surrender and managed to pull away from the officers in the laundromat and run across the street

Valenzuela refused to surrender and managed to pull away from the officers in the laundromat and run across the street

The officers then chased Valenzuela down in a nearby parking lot and tried to subdue him once again

The officers then chased Valenzuela down in a nearby parking lot and tried to subdue him once again

The officers then chased Valenzuela down in a nearby parking lot and tried to subdue him once again

The officers used batons and a taser, but Valenzuela continued to resist arrest

The officers used batons and a taser, but Valenzuela continued to resist arrest

The officers used batons and a taser, but Valenzuela continued to resist arrest

When they chased him down, Jun tried to restrain Valenzuela while Wolfe used a maneuver known as the 'carotid artery' technique 

When they chased him down, Jun tried to restrain Valenzuela while Wolfe used a maneuver known as the 'carotid artery' technique 

When they chased him down, Jun tried to restrain Valenzuela while Wolfe used a maneuver known as the ‘carotid artery’ technique 

Wolfe wanted to apply pressure on both carotid arteries so that the blood flow to Valenzuela's brain would be cut off, resulting in a temporary loss of consciousness

Wolfe wanted to apply pressure on both carotid arteries so that the blood flow to Valenzuela's brain would be cut off, resulting in a temporary loss of consciousness

Wolfe wanted to apply pressure on both carotid arteries so that the blood flow to Valenzuela’s brain would be cut off, resulting in a temporary loss of consciousness

In the video, Valenzuela appears to lose consciousness. The officers then try to revive him, but he is unresponsive

In the video, Valenzuela appears to lose consciousness. The officers then try to revive him, but he is unresponsive

In the video, Valenzuela appears to lose consciousness. The officers then try to revive him, but he is unresponsive

As Valenzuela was rushed to the hospital, he suffered three heart attacks

As Valenzuela was rushed to the hospital, he suffered three heart attacks

As Valenzuela was rushed to the hospital, he suffered three heart attacks

He was placed on life support until July 10, when doctors removed him from the machines

He was placed on life support until July 10, when doctors removed him from the machines

He was placed on life support until July 10, when doctors removed him from the machines

On July 2, Anaheim, California, police responded to a call about a suspicious man who followed a woman to her home. 

Officers found Valenzuela and when they approached him he used ‘physical force to push’ the offices back, according to Sgt. Daron Wyatt.

A stun gun was deployed, which caused the cardiac episode.

In the 11-minute video released this week, the officers are seen confronting Valenzuela in a local laundromat.

When they tried to take him into custody, Valenzuela resisted, prompting the officers to wrestle him to the ground.

The officers claimed that they had no choice but to use force because of Valenzuela’s ‘unusual strength.’

Valenzuela (pictured, right) died on July 10, 2016 after his family took him off life support

Valenzuela (pictured, right) died on July 10, 2016 after his family took him off life support

Valenzuela (pictured, right) died on July 10, 2016 after his family took him off life support

When the officers used batons and tasers, Valenzuela still refused to surrender, they said.

Valenzuela manages to break away from the officers and runs across the street.

Officers said that they had reason to fear for the public’s safety.

When they chased him down, Jun tried to restrain Valenzuela while Wolfe used a maneuver known as the ‘carotid artery’ technique.

The carotid artery is an artery located on each side of the neck. Wolfe wanted to apply pressure on both carotid arteries so that the blood flow to Valenzuela’s brain would be cut off, resulting in a temporary loss of consciousness.

In the video, Valenzuela appears to lose consciousness. The officers then try to revive him, but he is unresponsive.

As Valenzuela was rushed to the hospital, he suffered three heart attacks.

He was placed on life support until July 10, when doctors removed him from the machines.

A corner’s report listed the official cause of death as complications of asphyxia while under the influence of methamphetamine. 

‘While any loss of life is a tragedy,’ Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada said in a statement, ‘the death of Mr. Valenzuela while in our custody is particularly impactful and I express my sincere condolences to the family.’

A corner's report listed the official cause of death as complications of asphyxia while under the influence of methamphetamine 

A corner's report listed the official cause of death as complications of asphyxia while under the influence of methamphetamine 

A corner’s report listed the official cause of death as complications of asphyxia while under the influence of methamphetamine 

Valenzuela’s family says that Valenzuela posed no threat to the officers, and that they used excessive force. The family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Anaheim in federal court 

Valenzuela’s family says that Valenzuela posed no threat to the officers, and that they used excessive force. The family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Anaheim in federal court 

Valenzuela’s family says that Valenzuela posed no threat to the officers, and that they used excessive force. The family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Anaheim in federal court 

Valenzuela was diagnosed as bi-polar and spent years going on and off his medication.

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas told reporters on Wednesday that the carotid artery technique is a standard procedure approved by the Anaheim Police Department in cases where a suspect is resisting arrest.

Rackauckas said the officers applied the technique in this case properly and that there was no evidence they were ill-equipped or poorly trained.

Valenzuela’s family says that Valenzuela posed no threat to the officers, and that they used excessive force.

The family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Anaheim in federal court. 

Opossum breaks into liquor store and guzzles down on booze

  • An ornery opossum was found inside a Florida liquor store on Black Friday
  • The drunken marsupial was seen at the store next to an empty bottle of alcohol
  • It was taken to the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge after the shocking finding
  • When the opossum arrived, a wildlife health technician said its face was pale and the female juvenile was salivating at the mouth

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An ornery opossum busted into a Florida liquor store where it was found boozing on Black Friday.

An employee at Cash’s Liquor Store on Fort Walton Beach discovered the drunken marsupial next to an empty bottle of alcohol.

The opossum, said to be a female juvenile, was taken to the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge afterward, according to NWF Daily News.

An ornery female opossum was found inside a Florida liquor store on Black Friday boozing

An ornery female opossum was found inside a Florida liquor store on Black Friday boozing

An ornery female opossum was found inside a Florida liquor store on Black Friday boozing

Wildlife health technician at the refuge, Michelle Pettis, said when the opossum arrived, it wasn’t ‘fully acting’ right.

‘A worker there found the opossum up on a shelf next to a cracked open bottle of liquor with nothing in it … assuming the opossum drank it all, he brought her to us, and we looked over her,’ Pettis said.

That’s when she noticed the opossum’s face was discolored and it was salivating at the mouth.

An employee at Cash's Liquor Store (pictured) discovered the drunken marsupial next to an empty bottle of alcohol

An employee at Cash's Liquor Store (pictured) discovered the drunken marsupial next to an empty bottle of alcohol

An employee at Cash’s Liquor Store (pictured) discovered the drunken marsupial next to an empty bottle of alcohol

‘We loaded her up with fluids to help flush out any alcohol toxins. She was good a couple of days later and was released Thursday night,’ she added.

Cash Moore, the store owner, told the newspaper the opossum somehow broke into the shop and knocked down the bottle of bourbon down from a shelf.

‘When she got down on the floor she drank the whole damn bottle.’ Moore said.

The incident took him by surprise, as he added it was a ‘pretty unusual’ thing to see.

Kohli double ton piles on the agony for Sri Lanka

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By Amlan Chakraborty

NEW DELHI, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Virat Kohli smashed his second successive double hundred to power India to a commanding 500 for five at lunch on day two of the third and final test against Sri Lanka on Sunday.

The skipper’s majestic 225 not out included 23 boundaries, while fellow overnight batsman Rohit Sharma rubbed salt in Sri Lanka’s wounds with a fluent 65 before becoming Lakshan Sandakan’s third victim when lunch was taken.

After scores of 104 not out and 213 in his previous two innings, Kohli, 29, becomes the first international captain to score six double centuries, all of which have come over the last 17 months.

His latest looked a mere formality after India, chasing a record-equalling ninth consecutive test series victory, resumed on 371-4 at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.

Kohli’s partner in the 135-run stand Rohit smacked left-arm wrist-spinner Sandakan over long-off for a six but all eyes were on Kohli as he approached the 200-mark.

The Delhi player was on 195 when a leg-before appeal against him was turned down. Sri Lanka reviewed the decision but replays confirmed an inside edge.

Kohli took two runs off Suranga Lakmal to bring up his double century, celebrating it by leaping into the air before removing his helmet to acknowledge the applause.

Rohit, at the other end, went quietly about his job, hitting Dilruwan Perera over the spinner’s head for a six to bring up his fifth consecutive test fifty.

Just when it looked like Sri Lanka, trailing 0-1 in the series, would endure yet another wicketless session, Rohit edged Sandakan to be caught behind.

The batsman chose to review the decision but replays confirmed a bottom edge.

Kohli has batted for six and half hours and remains on course to better his highest score of 235, which came against England last year. (Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; editing by Peter Rutherford)

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England´s early hopes dashed as Paine and Marsh put…

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Tim Paine and Shaun Marsh’s sixth-wicket stand of 85 blunted England’s hopes on day two of the second Ashes Test at Adelaide.

The tourists began on a high when Stuart Broad had Peter Handscomb lbw with the third delivery after the resumption – but Paine especially, with a spirited and skillful 91-ball 50, put England on the back foot again.

James Anderson reacts after an appeal for the wicket of Australia's Tim Paine

James Anderson reacts after an appeal for the wicket of Australia's Tim Paine

James Anderson reacts after an appeal for the wicket of Australia’s Tim Paine

The wicketkeeper fell for 57, caught mis-pulling Craig Overton, but Marsh stayed put in a teatime total of 306 for six.

England bowled much better than they had on Saturday yet were on the wrong end of a successful lbw review each by Marsh and Paine off James Anderson, on 29 and 24 respectively, as Australia threatened to post an above-par total.

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Test Series India v Sri Lanka scoreboard

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Dec 3 (Gracenote) – Scoreboard at lunch on the second day in the third and final Test between India and Sri Lanka on Sunday in Delhi, India India 1st innings (Overnight: 371-4) M. Vijay st Dickwella b Sandakan 155 S. Dhawan c Lakmal b D. Perera 23 C. Pujara c Samarawickrama b Gamage 23 V. Kohli not out 225 A. Rahane st Dickwella b Sandakan 1 Ro. Sharma c Dickwella b Sandakan 65 Extras (lb-1 nb-7) 8 Total (for 5 wickets, 117.5 overs) 500 Fall of wickets: 1-42 S. Dhawan,2-78 C. Pujara,3-361 M. Vijay,4-365 A. Rahane,5-500 Ro. Sharma To bat: R. Ashwin, W. Saha, R. Jadeja, M. Shami, I. Sharma Bowling Suranga Lakmal 20 – 2 – 78 – 0 Lahiru Gamage 22 – 7 – 81 – 1 Dilruwan Perera 31 – 0 – 144 – 1 Lakshan Sandakan 28.5 – 1 – 148 – 3(nb-7) Dhananjaya de Silva 16 – 0 – 48 – 0 Referees Umpire: Nigel Llong Umpire: Joel Wilson TV umpire: Richard Kettleborough Match referee: David Boon

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Teen, 16, gone for 6 days believed to be taken by man, 27

  • Miami resident Glenda Augustin-Juarez, 16, was last seen on November 26 near the Homestead Air Reserve 
  • It is believe that she is with Elmer Helcias Tiu Carreto, 27 
  • The pair are driving in a silver 2002 Toyota Celica with the Florida tag 708YLP, according to investigators
  • Police want to question Tiu Carreto in the teen’s abduction 

Matthew Wright For Dailymail.com

A teen missing in Florida for six days may have been abducted by a 27-year-old man, according to local police. 

Miami resident Glenda Augustin-Juarez, 16, was last seen on November 26 near the Homestead Air Reserve.

It is believe that she is with Elmer Helcias Tiu Carreto, 27.

Miami resident Glenda Augustin-Juarez (pictured), 16, was last seen on November 26 near the Homestead Air Reserve and it is believe that she is with Elmer Helcias Tiu Carreto, 27

Miami resident Glenda Augustin-Juarez (pictured), 16, was last seen on November 26 near the Homestead Air Reserve and it is believe that she is with Elmer Helcias Tiu Carreto, 27

Miami resident Glenda Augustin-Juarez, 16, was last seen on November 26 near the Homestead Air Reserve and it is believe that she is with Elmer Helcias Tiu Carreto, 27 (pictured)

Miami resident Glenda Augustin-Juarez, 16, was last seen on November 26 near the Homestead Air Reserve and it is believe that she is with Elmer Helcias Tiu Carreto, 27 (pictured)

Miami resident Glenda Augustin-Juarez, 16, (left) was last seen on November 26 near the Homestead Air Reserve and it is believe that she is with Elmer Helcias Tiu Carreto, 27 (right)

A statewide missing child alert was issued for Glenda on Friday night by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. 

It is believed, by investigators, that the pair are driving in a silver 2002 Toyota Celica with the Florida tag 708YLP. 

Police want to question Tiu Carreto in the teen’s abduction. 

The pair are driving in a silver 2002 Toyota Celica with the Florida tag 708YLP, according to investigators

The pair are driving in a silver 2002 Toyota Celica with the Florida tag 708YLP, according to investigators

The pair are driving in a silver 2002 Toyota Celica with the Florida tag 708YLP, according to investigators

The 16-year-old is described as having long brown hair and brown eyes. She is five feet two inches and weighs around 120lbs. 

According to police, she may be ‘in need of services.’ 

Tiu Carreto is also five feet two inches and is 140 lbs. He has brown eyes and black hair, according to police.

Police want to question Tiu Carreto in the teen's abduction

Police want to question Tiu Carreto in the teen's abduction

Police want to question Tiu Carreto in the teen’s abduction