Debut: Lauren Cheatle has been ranked as among the nation’s 10 fastest bowlers.Australian Test squad selected with a new era in mind
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Sixteen-year-old fast bowler Lauren Cheatle will make her senior state debut for the NSW Breakers when she’s unleashed against Queensland in Sunday’s WNCL match at Hurstville Oval.

The teenager from Bowral, who was picked in the Breakers squad at 15, has been selected to exploit the ground’s conditions with her left-arm fast-medium deliveries.

“The fact that we’re on a fast, flat track helped earn Lauren selection,” said Breakers coach Jo Broadbent. “Even though the WACA pitch in our first two games was like that as well, we wanted to go in with an extra batter in those first two rounds.

“We feel our batting is going along nicely now, and we do want to try and get wicket-takers into the side and we see Lauren as someone who can play that role.”

Cheatle, whose father Giles was a spin bowler in England and played for Sussex and Surrey, has already represented Australia A and was last season ranked by Broadbent among the nation’s 10 fastest bowlers.

“She’ll go as far as the amount of work that she puts in,” said Broadbent of Cheatle’s  potential. “She’s still very young but there is that Australian level she could reach – provided she can keep her body fit.”

With internationals Alex Blackwell, Ellyse Perry, Alyssa Healy, Rachael Haynes, Rene Farrell and Laura Marsh surrounding Cheatle, Broadbent said the teenager won’t lack support against a Queensland team that’s recorded impressive victories over Tasmania and the ACT.

“She’s been chosen for what she has shown already, she has the toolbox of being able to bowl in-swing and across the right-handers as well,” she said. “We’re not going to ask her to do anything she hasn’t done already.”

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A camel-drawn water cart near Aden, in Yemen, a region usually very short of water. Photo: Brent StirtonA rare intense tropical cyclone has formed in the Arabian Seaand is forecast to dump eightyears of rain in about 48 hourson typically arid regions of the Arabian Peninsula.
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Cyclone Chapala has already generated sustained winds of 95 knots(175 km/h), according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre. It was also producing significant wave heights of more than seven metres.

Eric Holthaus, a US meteorologist, estimates the storm will dump as much as eight times the annual rainfall of coastal regions of Yemen and Oman. These regions typically collect just 100-130 millimetresof rain a year.

The projected path of Chapala indicates it will reach Yemen on Monday. Photo: Joint Typhoon Warning Centre

The port city ofSalahah,in Oman, may face acoastal storm surge of as much as 4.5metres, Mr Holthaus said, adding that it is likely to be heavy deluge and flooding that may pose the bigger threat.

“Tropical cyclones arean extreme raritynear the Arabian Peninsula,” Mr Holthaus said.”Since reliable records begin in 1979, there have been only two hurricane-strength storms to make landfall in Oman, andthe only stormto hit Yemen topped out with winds at a paltry 35 miles per hour[56 km/h], barely tropical storm strength.”

Cyclone Chapala is the latest in a year of extreme weather.

Vredendal in South Africa earlier this week set the hottest Octobertemperature recorded anywhere and in any yearwith 48.4 degrees, according Jeff Master of the Weather Underground blog.

Earlier this month, Hurricane Patricia intensified into the strongest tropical storm ever recorded in the western hemisphere in just a few days.

The Pacific Ocean has also seen an unusually large number of intense tropical cyclones this year, including Cyclone Racquel, the earliest large storm to form off Australia’s north-east coast.

Global temperatures are also tracking well above previous levels so far in 2015 as the powerful El Nino event in the Pacific adds to background warming from climate change.


DUO: Michelle Payne and Prince of Penzance are set for Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup. Picture: Getty Images.
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DARREN Weir believes a good barrier draw is crucial to Prince of Penzance’s chances in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup, 3200m.

The Ballarat trainer told The Courier an inside gate was vital if the horse was to run a forward race in the $6.2 million feature.

“For him to be a top 10 chance, he needs to draw inside barrier 10,” Weir said.

“We are happy with the order of him and we’re thinking we are a realistic top 10 chance if we can draw a barrier.

“It certainly won’t stop us from running if we draw a wide barrier, but it will make us a better chance if we drew in.”

Weir admitted it was hard to see the $81 chance on the TAB winning the race, but admitted he had enjoyed a good campaign.

“I couldn’t see him winning it, but I could see him running top 10. It’s $100,000 to run top 10,” he said.

With a number of runners being ruled out of the race in recent weeks, Prince of Penzance is now assured of a Melbourne Cup start, where he will be ridden by regular jockey Michelle Payne.

Payne has been with the horse in 22 of his 23 starts and all six of his career wins.

“She has done all the work on the horse and she gets on well with it so I’m more than happy to have her on,” Weir said.

Payne put Prince of Penzance – who ran second in last weekend’s Moonee Valley Cup – through his final piece of work on Friday.

“Dandino and Prince of Penzance galloped a lap from winning post to winning post at Terang and both horses worked really well,” Weir said.

“That’s (Prince’s) final hit out. He will go to the sand dunes on Sunday and that’s it.”

Weir has two other Melbourne Cup hopefuls and will know their fate when the field is confirmed on Saturday evening.

Dandino is just outside the 24-horse cut off and requires a couple of scratchings above him, while stablemate Zanteca must win Saturday’s Lexus Stakes to find her way into the field.

Weir has had four previous runners in the race that stops a nation, with Signoff placing fourth last year.

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A new partnership will provide the shire’s cancer patients with reduced rate accommodation options when they are required to travel to Sydney for their cancer treatment.
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Cancer Council NSW and AccorHotels will help ease the financial burden by providing cancer patients, carers and their family members access to hundreds of affordable rooms. The service will be available across 62 AccorHotels properties close to treatment facilities in greater Sydney and other locations across NSW.

The new partnership will complement the current NSW Government’s Isolated Patients Transport and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS). The overall financial burden of cancer will be reduced for these patients when they claim the commercial IPTAAS rate on these rooms.

Brenna Smith of Cancer Council NSW said it’s concerning to hear of patients who have chosen to forfeit vital treatment because of the financial burden and lack of available accommodation options when being treated away from their home region.

“When you are diagnosed with cancer, your time should be spent on getting to your radiation and chemotherapy treatments, eating properly and staying focused on the goal of getting better,” Ms Smith said.

“This new service will help local cancer patients and their families rest easy knowing accommodation options close to their treatment facility will be available at a cost affordable to them.”

Hotel staff will be trained to deal with specific dietary and housekeeping requirements. Rooms will have a Cancer Council NSW support pack providing information on other cancer support services, which will aid patients and their families during treatment away from home.

Cancer patients who require accommodation are encouraged to visit 梧桐夜网cancercouncil南京夜网419论坛/accommodation or call Cancer Council NSW on 131-120 to discuss their options.

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Derby Day 2015: Fashions, celebs and more | Photos Fashions on the Field entrants pose in the Fashion on the Field enclosure on Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse. Pictures: GETTY IMAGES
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Johanna Griggs poses at the Emirates Marquee on Derby Day. Pictures: GETTY IMAGES

A Fashions on the Field entrant poses in the Fashion on the Field enclosure. Pictures: GETTY IMAGES

A Fashions on the Field entrant poses in the Fashion on the Field enclosure on Derby Day.

Jessica Gomes poses at the Lexus Marquee.

Myer Fashions on the Field judge Kate Peck poses in the Fashion on the Field enclosure.

Hilary Swank arrives carrying an umbrella at the Swisse Marquee on Derby Day.

Myer Fashions on the Field judges Lauren Phillips, Viktoria Novak, Myer Fashions on the Field ambassador Gigi Connolly and Kate Peck pose in the Fashion on the Field enclosure on Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse.

A detailed view of a Fashions on the Field entrant’s shoes.

A Fashions on the Field entrant poses in the enclosure on Derby Day.

British milliner Stephen Jones poses at the Emirates Marquee on Derby Day.

Jennifer Hawkins, wearing Alex Perry and millinery by Ann Shoebridge, poses at the Myer Marquee.

Jennifer Hawkins, wearing Alex Perry and millinery by Ann Shoebridge, and Kate Peck, wearing White Suede and millinery by Phillip Rhodes, pose at the Myer Marquee.

A Fashions on the Field entrant.

Lindy Klim attends on Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse.

Jennifer Hawkins on Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse.

British milliner Stephen Jones poses at the Emirates Marquee on Derby Day.

Nikki Phillips speaks at the Fashion on the Field enclosure on Derby Day.

Nikki Phillips and James Tobin speak at the Fashion on the Field enclosure.

Jennifer Hawkins, wearing Alex Perry and millinery by Ann Shoebridge, and Kris Smith, wearing Dom Bagnato, pose at the Myer Marquee

Kate Peck, wearing White Suede and millinery by Phillip Rhodes, poses at the Myer Marquee on Derby Day.

Jennifer Hawkins.

Kate Peck, wearing White Suede and millinery by Phillip Rhodes, poses at the Myer Marquee on Derby Day.

Johanna Griggs poses at the Emirates Marquee on Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse.

Fashions on the Field entrants pose on Derby Day.

Ashley Hart poses at the Swisse Marquee on Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse.

Millie Mackintosh poses with milliner Stephen Jones at the Emirates Marquee.

Lauren Phillips, wearing Asilio and millinery by Viktoria Novak, poses at the Myer Marquee.

Fashions on the Field entrants pose in the Fashion on the Field enclosure.

Lindy Klim and Michael Klim attend on Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse.

Michael Klim arrives to Derby Day.

Ashley Hart poses at the Swisse Marquee.

Millie Mackintosh poses at the Emirates Marquee on Derby Day.

Millie Mackintosh arrives to the Emirates Marquee on Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse.

A Fashions on the Field entrant poses on Derby Day.

Fashions on the Field entrants pose in the enclosure.

Fashions on the Field entrants.

Rebecca Maddern poses at the Myer Marquee on Derby Day.

Kris Smith, wearing Dom Bagnato.

Margaret Zhang poses at the Swisse Marquee on Derby Day.

American actrees Hilary Swank poses at the Swisse Marquee on Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse.

Kerrie McCallum and Myer Ambassador Jodi Anasta pose in the Fashion on the Field enclosure.

One of the Fashions on the Field entrants.

A Fashions on the Field entrant.

A Fashions on the Field entrant poses in the enclosure.

A Fashions on the Field entrant poses in the enclosure.

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