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Bangladeshi send-off gets tongues wagging

Chittagong: The line between what is and isn’t acceptable behaviour on a cricket field is again in question after Bangladesh’s Nasir Hossain gave a cheeky send-off to ‘s Pat Cummins on day three at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
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lost 6/78 as the Tigers limited the tourists’ first innings lead on a rain-affected day, with 9/377 in their first innings at stumps, leading Bangladesh by 72 with two days to play.

One of the men to fall in ‘s collapse was Cummins, who was adjudged lbw to spinner Mehedi Hasan after the hosts reviewed an initial not out decision from umpire Nigel Llong.

When Llong raised his finger to send Cummins on his way, so too did Nasir, who was standing next to the umpire and almost in sync with the official.

The ICC are not expected to sanction Nasir. Speaking after play, n vice-captain David Warner – who completed his second century of the series on Wednesday, said he hadn’t seen the incident.

“I wasn’t watching, so I don’t know much about that. It’s one for obviously the umpires to look at and deem if it was a send-off or not. From my past track records I know that the heat can get to you sometimes. I’m not making excuses for him, but yeah,” Warner said.

Warner was eventually out for 123, but was also involved in the runout of Peter Handscomb for 82, with the Victorian caught short following a direct hit from Shakib Al Hasan, having retreated from what would have been Warner’s 100th run.

Warner lauded Handscomb’s selflessness.

“As I said to him in the change rooms, it’s one of those things where you try and help your teammate out,” Warner said.

“We did speak about it between the overs to suggest ??? he said to me, ‘I’m looking for it’. It’s one of those great pieces of fielding – they were very close. I knew that they were close and my ‘no’ probably wasn’t early enough. It was quite tough to actually look and then say, ‘no’. It was very selfless of him.”

Cummins was the third n wicket in succession to fall following a DRS review, with Matthew Wade (eight) and Glenn Maxwell (38) both removed after unsuccessful challenges.

Warner said the DRS remained a challenging part of the game for his team to master.

“I think once you get down the the tail end and you’ve got your last sort of batters in, you tend to just use it, and I think that’s where the boys messed up last game,” he said.

“It’s about cricket awareness and we always talk about these things when you’re out there. You’ve got to be close enough as well at the other end, and try to be in line as much as you can. With umpire’s call playing a big role in that, if he gives you out it’s quite challenging to turn that over. So that’s always in the back of your mind, especially when you’re given out lbw, and in these conditions it’s quite challenging as well. Umpires might make mistakes and you as a batsman are definitely going to make mistakes as well, so it’s not an easy job for either or. It can be quite challenging in these conditions definitely, when you’re trying to pick out when to do your DRS.”

Rain could still play a part in the match after the first session was washed out on Wednesday, with downpours forecast for both Thursday and Friday. But Warner remained upbeat about his side’s chances of levelling the series with a win, suggesting that the wicket was holding up well.

“Well it’s crucial that we try and put as many runs on the board as possible. I wouldn’t say the wicket is deteriorating, there’s a little bit of rough out there created from the bowlers,” Warner said.

“The middle of the wicket is still nice and true. But as the spinners do, they’ll work what they need to do and hit those rough areas. But it’s upon the batsmen obviously to work out what they want to do, if you want to sweep, if you want to lunge forward and negate that. There’s going to be plans both sides.”

Kimye expecting third child: reports

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will welcome a child via surrogate in January, according to reports.
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Celebrity news website TMZ is reporting Kimye are expecting their third child in early 2018.

According to TMZ, the couple, who are already parents to four-year-old North and 21-month-old Saint, are paying the surrogate $US45,000 ($56,000) for her services after finding her through an agency.

The Kardashan West clan reportedly hired the surrogate because Kim suffers from placenta accreta, a condition where the placenta attaches itself too deeply to the uterine wall.

Eventual attempts to remove the placenta can result in hemorrhaging for the mother, as well as damage to the uterus. The condition also increases the risk of a premature delivery.

“The entire family is over the moon. Kim had been looking for a surrogate for months until recently when she found the perfect candidate,” a source told People magazine.

“Given her health scares in the past, Kim felt the need to hire a surrogacy agency that helped serve as the liaison in finding a healthy woman who would be a great surrogate option for her and Kanye. Both of them have been super involved in the process.”

Kim’s fertility was the focus of an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians last November.

In the episode, the reality star visited two fertility specialists, one of whom told her that, given the medical risks she would face in a third pregnancy, using a surrogate was “not an unreasonable option”.

“If the two doctors that I trust have told me it wouldn’t be safe for me to get pregnant again, I have to listen to that,” she said at the time.

“But because I don’t know anyone that has been a surrogate or used one, I didn’t really think about that as an option for me.”

In a meeting with a woman who had worked as a surrogate shown in the same episode, Kim expressed worry that, if she had a child by surrogate, she would not “love them the same” as her two biological children.

At the end of the episode, Kim concluded she would not try for another children biologically and instead wanted to “explore surrogacy”.

Earlier this year, another episode of her reality show followed Kim as she had an unsuccessful procedure to increase her chance of conceiving naturally.

“I always knew surrogacy was an option; now it’s my reality,” she said on the episode. “Whatever is meant to be will be.”

In June, it was reported that the family had engaged a surrogacy agency, although they did not confirm the rumours.

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The 10 essential things every traveller forgets

Galloping off to some far-flung corner of the planet has now become so commonplace we don’t think twice about it. Money, passport, air ticket and we’re off, and if we’ve forgotten anything, wasn’t that why shopping was invented? But familiarity breeds neglect. Inevitably, there are things we forget, details we probably once observed when we travelled, and since it all worked out perfectly okay last time, why bother? Time to lift our collective game. Here are 10 must-dos for the next time you’re out and about in the world.
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Simple to do, and one of the most effective ways to block a lurgy from entering your digestive tract – but how many times do you finger-pop a samosa or a cavalo nero and prosciutto bruschetta into your mouth, or dip into the tapas without washing your mitts? Bacterial swabs taken from unwashed human hands have been shown to harbour more nasties than railway station benches, more than kitchen sponges, more even than the average TV remote control, and there’s no way you’d be licking one of those. Email all docs to self and someone who cares

Passport info page, air tickets, travel insurance policy, licence, itinerary – these are all stuff you’re likely to need should you and they through misadventure part company. Save them in as many places as you can think of – email, the cloud and at the email addresses of trusted friends and relations who can be called on if your hour of need arises. Advertising your absence” src=”http://www.smh成都夜总会招聘.au/content/dam/images/g/y/c/a/9/b/image.imgtype.articleLeadwide.620×349.png/1504688017299.png” title=”” width=”100%”>

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This is a real Facebook post form a friend: “Hey everyone, having a fabulous time at Nusa Dua, still got another week of heaven to go.” This is maybe not such a smart message to broadcast to your Facebook friends – and remember that attractive person with the mysterious name who sent you a friend request way back when which you accepted? That could be information of interest to them, or anyone else for whom your absence might constitute an opening for personal enrichment. Maybe keep a lid on your movements and if there are kids in the picture, a word about zipping the lips, the circle of trust, the need-to-know principle etc. Surely this Bangkok motorcycle taxi is the smart way to get around?In Bangkok, get a tuk tuk.” src=”http://www.smh成都夜总会招聘.au/content/dam/images/g/y/c/a/m/8/image.imgtype.articleLeadwide.620×349.png/1504689156902.png” title=”” width=”100%”>

Travel in Bangkok can be tenuous. Photo: Alamy

The two-wheeled version of The Fast and the Furious, Bangkok’s motorcycle taxis are the way to beat the city’s gridlocked traffic when you’re in a hurry. Locals use them all the time but they’re risky, and not for the faint of heart. Expect a high-speed slalom ride that sometimes involves weaving through markets, up one-way streets the wrong way, onto pavements and those red lights are strictly advisory when there’s no cop around. Possibilities for catastrophe are ever-present. You won’t get a helmet most likely, and if it’s wet, you’re better off walking. In fact if sense prevails you’ll probably walk anyway, or use the excellent BTS Sktrain. The seatbelt sign is off, so why should I keep it on?

Turbulence is not always predictable. Hit an air pocket and your aircraft might fall several metres, but you might not if your seatbelt is flopping by your side, causing your head to meet the overhead bin in a bruising and possibly bloody encounter. Not knowing the exchange rateKnow the exchange rate before you get to a destination.” src=”http://www.smh成都夜总会招聘.au/content/dam/images/g/y/c/a/d/9/image.imgtype.articleLeadwide.620×349.png/1504688406821.png” title=”” width=”100%”>

Know the exchange rate before you get to a destination. Photo: Alamy

So you’re in Florence and figuring on around 70 Euro cents to the dollar, give or take. Which makes that leather jacket at 500 euros just a shade over $700, right? In fact more like $770 because at the credit card rate, your dollar is worth only around 64.8 cents, so maybe not such a bargain. Knowing the exchange rate in wherever you find yourself can save you from a nasty surprise down the line, and reach for a calculator if there are big sums involved. Remember too that the rate you get from an ATM is probably slightly better than the rate on a credit card transaction. Also, know what the local currency looks like. I once paid for a meal on the waterfront at Split in Croatia mistaking the euros in my wallet for local kuna. For a lunch that cost HRK70, about $13.25 at the time, I paid ???70. I might have even added a tip. The waiter took the cash and disappeared, never to be seen again.

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Ever tried miming a headache in Hindi? Or busy bowels in Burmese? You can waste heaps of time in pharmacies trying to find the stuff you need to fix simple and predictable ailments, and it’s plenty worse if you’re struck somewhere remote and they’re not available. Read your travel insurance PDS

The product disclosure statement that comes with your travel insurance policy is an insomnia sure-cure but it’s a necessary read. The ifs and buts can bring you undone if you try and claim for something your insurance excludes. If you’re relying on the travel insurance that comes when you use your credit card to pay for your travels, extra care is needed. Some of these policies need to be activated and others limit the amount of medical cover they provide without clearance from the insurer, and that’s something you need to know.

See also: The 13 things you will never hear an n traveller sayThe stash

Your wallet and it’s probably loaded with goodies. All your cash, cards, the whole deal that keeps your holiday afloat. And it might be sitting in your back pocket, or tucked inside a handbag, maybe even with the zipper open. Should it go walkabout in a stranger’s hands, you’re possibly down to whatever bits of silverware are jingling in your pocket and that’s not a happy place to be. Take out what cash and cards you might need for the day and leave the rest in your hotel, preferably in the safe or else locked inside your luggage. If there are two of you, divvy up the loot between you. Register travel plans with DFAT

Logging onto the Smartraveller website and telling the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade where you’re going takes about five minutes. Recent terror attacks have shown that there is just about no place where you can take your security for granted, and DFAT needs to know if you’re in-country when things turn nasty.

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ACT forecast to avoid load shedding this summer

The ACT is unlikely to experience rolling blackouts this summer after narrowly avoiding load shedding earlier this year, the national power system manager has said.
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The n Energy Market Operator found while Victoria and South faced a heightened risk of failing to meet the demand for electricity in the 2017-18 summer, there was no forecast risk for the NSW-ACT region.

But ACT climate change minister Shane Rattenbury acknowledged electricity supply was never 100 per cent guaranteed and said the government was “closely monitoring” preparations for the coming summer period.

To that end, the territory will this month take part in a national electricity and gas emergency exercise.

Mr Rattenbury said they’d also partnered with the NSW and Commonwealth governments to identify major electricity users in the area that could be asked to cut down should a shortage arise.

But the government may still call on the community to reduce their use, like they did earlier in the year, to reduce stress on the electricity grid and prevent a wider blackout.

“The ACT has established load shedding guidelines, if required. These guidelines would initiate rolling electricity supply outages of up to two hours across different areas of the electricity network,” Mr Rattenbury said.

“The guidelines establish an order of priority to ensure critical infrastructure such as hospitals, emergency services, Canberra Airport and water treatment facilities will not have their electricity supply interrupted, unless it was absolutely necessary and no other alternative was available to preserve the power system or ensure public safety.”

The government is also developing a communications strategy to tell businesses and residents how they can save power over summer to further reduce pressure on the electricity grid.

AEMO recommended governments look at back-up power supply options, like battery storage or generation on the grid, to lower the risk of unscheduled blackouts during peak periods.

They found the risk of load shedding in the NSW-ACT and Victoria regions is likely to increase with the closure of the Liddell power station in 2022.

However their analysis showed renewable energy generation could help maintain reliability in the grid even without strategic reserves.

Cyclist threatened in Summer Hill road rage altercation

The driver of a Toyota Hilux who was involved in an alleged road rage attack in Summer Hill.A violent road-rage incident between a driver and a cyclist that unfolded in Sydney’s inner west has been caught on camera.
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The video, shot by the cyclist, shows the driver of a Toyota Hilux unleashing a tirade of abuse against him.

The altercation, which was sparked by a minor collision between the cyclist and the driver, erupted on Grosvenor Crescent in Summer Hill about 7.50am on Wednesday.

The 45-year-old driver allegedly called the 23-year-old cyclist “Aussie scum” and repeatedly threatened him before allegedly striking him.

“I’m Lebanese mate, I’m going to f— you,” the driver is heard yelling at the cyclist.

“I’m going to f— your life, you son of a bitch. I’m going to follow you, I am going to f— your life.”

A police spokeswoman said officers were called to the altercation.

“It is alleged the driver punched the cyclist,” she said. “Investigations are continuing.”

The driver, from Sydney’s inner west, told Channel Nine’s Today show that he slapped the cyclist after being provoked, and he regretted his actions.

“[He was] sticking his finger up, carrying on,” he said.

“We were driving and I didn’t hit him, then [he] got in front of me and he started riding slowly, sticking his finger up and then he took off, braked, and I was rolling in traffic and I hit his back tyre.

“It’s not right. I didn’t provoke it. I’m not a violent person.” In the last few moments the driver involved in a frightening road rage incident in Sydney has spoken. #9Todaypic.twitter成都夜总会招聘/uMdgxUdnWg??? The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) September 6, 2017*/