Sixteen-year-old fast bowler Lauren Cheatle picked for NSW Breakers debut

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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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Eight years of rain in two days

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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.

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Prince primed

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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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Call for affordable accommodation answered for Northern NSW cancer patients

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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 morePhotos

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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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Wet weather doesn’t stop Busselton Show| Photos

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Wet weather doesn’t stop Busselton Show| Photos The Busselton Agricultural Show was full of pretty lights on Friday night. Photo: Adam Taylor Photography.
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The Busselton Agricultural Show was full of pretty lights on Friday night. Photo: Adam Taylor Photography.

The Busselton Agricultural Show was full of pretty lights on Friday night. Photo: Adam Taylor Photography.

The Busselton Agricultural Show was full of pretty lights on Friday night. Photo: Adam Taylor Photography.

The Busselton Agricultural Show was full of pretty lights on Friday night. Photo: Adam Taylor Photography.

Louie, Shane May and Sarah Larson.

Freaking out on the Super Nova.

Nicholas Fleming and Ryan O’Neal.

All the fun of sideshow alley.

Jessica Ryall and Jade Carter.

Michala and Jade Gibsone.

Michelle Fitzgerald, Paisley Colombera, Bella Harrison and Jess Bedford.

Amity, Tyson and Chelsea Knott.

Matt Guthrie, Jason, Iziah and Zak Johnson.

Leanne Jones, Tiffany and Leo Haddon and Leighton Jones.

Learning to drive in sideshow alley.

Justin McClurg, Huie O’Halloran, Corne Botha, Cooper Tas, Jaidyn Chromow and Joel Anderson.

Allie Hayter, Jerilee Weston, Bianka and Adele Hayter.

Breanna Hadley, Amber George, Montanna Tenardi and Chloe Basnett.

In the air at sideshow alley.

Corporal Vinherwaarde, Durrant, Davidson and Cadet Cassin.

Maya Spilsberryslee, Indi Fisher and Shakira Faulds.

Shae Davis, Donna, Chrys and Khloe Awach and Coral Davis.

All the excitement in sideshow alley.

Robert and Paulette Johnson.

Lewis Stoakes.

Steward Bernie Henderson.

Corina Miceli.

Lucius and Ollie.

Dodgem cars in sideshow alley.

Spinning round in sideshow alley.

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Zombies sighted in Ballarat

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Wes Hines and his two sons spent almost three weeks creating the installation on Creswick Road ahead of Halloween. Picture: Dellaram Vreeland.LOCAL residents have been urged to stay on high alert after a hordeof zombies were spotted heading towards Ballarat.
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Nicely dressed and observed to be mostly men, the undead creatures appear to be descending on the populated town at a zombie-like pace.

The unusual scene has caused many passing by to slow down and, in some obscure cases even stop and take a photo.

In an unusual twist, it seems a field of sunflowers and crazed lawnmowers could be the only barrier stopping the zombies crossing into Ballarat territory.

The installation has been created completely from recycled goods. Picture: Wes Hines.

Many Ballarat residents have taken to social media since the alleged sightings began, with some even posting selfies with the creatures.

HELP!!! The Zombie Apocalypse is upon us here in Ballarat! pic.twitter南京夜网/uERD604lEO

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Call for help over fatal crash on Wanneroo Road

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Police have asked the public for help over a crash in which a Mirrabooka woman died earlier this month.
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Major Crash officers are investigating what caused the October 22 crash, which involved a Toyota Camry and a semi trailer carrying bricks.

The crash happened at the intersection of Wanneroo Road and */]]>

in Nowergup.

The woman who died in the crash was 54-year-old Dong Thi Tuyet Vo, a mother-of-two from Mirrabooka.

Police want to hear from the drivers of two vehicles who may have witnessed the crash.

The vehicles are a black ute believed to have been heading south on Wanneroo Road around 5.40am on the day of the crash, and a dark coloured SUV shaped vehicle also seen in the vicinity at the time.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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India to introduce bill barring foreigners from seeking surrogates

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Indian “baby factories” have become a growing multibillion-dollar industry. Photo: Jonas Gratzer Surrogacy pioneer Dr Nayna Patel examines a surrogate mother at Kaival Hospital in Anand, India, in 2007. Photo: AP/File
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Darren Pinks, wife Clair and then six-week-old Saffron, who was born to a surrogate mother in India in 2012. Photo: Jon Reid

Thai nannies holding nine suspected surrogate babies after a police raid at a residential apartment on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand, last year. Photo: EPA

Silvya Jacob gave birth to twins for an Indian couple as a surrogate mother in New Delhi in 2012. Photo: Graham Crouch

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New Delhi: Sitting in his room on the first floor of the packed Delhi IVF & Fertility Centre on Wednesday, Dr Anoop Gupta’s heart sank when he opened an official letter from the government. It was a circular telling him to stop forthwith any future surrogate pregnancies for foreign couples.

“It is such bad news. We have helped give happiness to so many foreign couples who leave the country with a baby. Now it’s all going to end,” he said.

India has decided, in a near-final draft bill to regulate the hitherto unregulated business of surrogacy, that foreign couples will not be allowed to hire a womb. Only Indian couples who live here or Indians based abroad but of Indian origin will be able to do so.

The Assisted Reproductive Technologies Regulation Bill has been in the pipeline for years but is now inching towards becoming law. It is expected to be introduced to Parliament in February.

A doctor who attended the ministerial debates on the rights of foreigners to hire a poor Indian woman’s womb but who is no longer involved said fierce debates took place.

The views of those who opposed foreigners coming for surrogacy hardened after the case of an Australian couple who left a baby born to a surrogate behind, taking the baby boy’s twin sister back to Australia in 2012, he said.

The NSW couple argued they already had a son, wanted a girl to “complete” their family and could not afford to raise the boy. The baby was given up for adoption. “That case loomed over the debate. People said it could not be allowed to happen again, a poor baby left in limbo for no fault of his own,” the doctor told Fairfax Media.

The Australian case initially prompted those drafting the bill to stipulate this year that foreign couples coming to India for a surrogate baby would have to pay a bond so that, if a similar situation arose, there would be enough money to raise any abandoned baby.

But the thinking of those drafting the bill has changed. The bill bans foreigners altogether. Dr Soumya Swaminathan, director general of the Indian Council for Medical Research who is part of the team drafting the bill, explained that, apart from exploitation, there were two other reasons for the ban.

“One is that, because many countries don’t recognise surrogacy, foreign couples, when they return, face legal hurdles in getting citizenship for the baby. The other is that if other countries don’t allow their women to become surrogates, then it is not fair that they expect to come to India and get Indian women to provide the service,” she said.

Dr Anita Nayar, a senior gynaecologist in New Delhi, said she is opposed to renting wombs because the logic entails that people could also sell their organs, such as a kidney.

“However, if renting wombs is permitted for Indians, then why ban foreigners? What is needed is a proper system, a national registry to eliminate the touts and agents who pocket a large chunk of the woman’s money,” she said.

Columnist Kishwar Desai, who has written a novel about surrogacy, found the ban on foreigners too stringent. “This very harsh law will just drive the practice underground. And it is still not clear whether the rights of the surrogate mothers will be protected strongly, even if the children are born to Indian parents. “

For Dr Nayna Patel, who pioneered surrogacy at her Akanksha Infertility Clinic in Anand, Gujarat, and helped turn India into the surrogacy capital of the world, the ban is both irrational and distressing.

“If there are loopholes or abuses in the system, then fix them. Find solutions for the problem. If you allow surrogacy in principle, then allow it for everyone,” she said.

Dr Patel disagrees with critics of surrogacy who say it exploits impoverished Indian women who are subjected to possibly dangerous medical procedures by unscrupulous doctors and middlemen simply because they are desperate for a lump sum.

“These women need cash to tide them over a crisis, to educate their children or build a home. This is a dignified way of getting that money. Now they will resort to more dangerous means,” she said.

For Australian couples who had been thinking of an Indian surrogate, the draft bill, if it becomes law, will probably not make much of a difference as India has been refusing medical visas for Australians for this purpose for about a year.

Radhika Thapar Bahl, an advocate at India’s Fertility Law Centre, said that the Ministry of External Affairs has been demanding that Australia should officially state on its government website that it will give citizenship to surrogate babies.

“Australia has said it can’t give a blanket and automatic assurance, that all it can do is say it will give citizenship if the various conditions are fulfilled. This issue has made India stop giving visas,” she said.

For a former surrogate mother at a New Delhi fertility clinic, the likely ban is bad news. She declined to be named.

“I build a two-bedroom house with the money I got from an English couple – my dream for my family. My sister also wants to do what I did but now she won’t be able to,” she said.

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Prisoners left in cells as overcrowded jails halt Parramatta Bail Court

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Industrial action has delayed bail court hearings in Sydney. Photo: Alice ArcherPrisoners have been left in police cells and Parramatta Bail Court was unable to hear any bail applications on Saturday because ongoing overcrowding in the state’s jails has meant prisoners cannot be transferred from police custody.
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At least 40 people arrested overnight and placed in custody are stuck in holding cells at Surry Hills and Amber Laurel Correctional Centre at Penrith because Corrective Service staff were unable to transfer them.

Until prisoners are moved to the Corrective Services cells they can’t appear before the court via video link.

The situation left police prosecutors unable to proceed, Legal Aid lawyers without paperwork and the magistrate facing an empty courtroom.

It also raises the unusual situation that because prisoners need to appear before the court within 48 hours of being arrested the Supreme Court would have to consider whether or not they could continue to be held lawfully.

If not they would have to be released regardless off what charge they were detained on.

Magistrate Annette Sinclair said the court was ready to proceed.

“It is an entirely unusual situation,” she said. “Weekend bail courts are held so that people taken into custody on Friday do not need to spend any more time than necessary in custody.

“Legal aid and police prosecutors are all here but are unable to take instructions.

“I understand that some 40 people are in custody and we would expect some of these people would be released on bail.”

She said that the court would wait until 1pm before deciding whether to adjourn the court until Sunday.

A spokesman for Corrective Services said: “Delays in receiving offenders occasionally occur. In these cases offenders are held temporarily in court and police cells until prison beds are available.

“Corrective Services NSW has short, medium and long-term strategies to meet the demands on the prison system as the number of inmates increases.”

He said the situation was not a result of industrial action.

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