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8:45am | OUTLAWS REIGN
The Outlaws were clinical on Friday night as they defeated the South Coast Crew by five wickets under lights at No. 1 Oval.
Rain earlier in the evening meant the game started two hours later than scheduled but when it did the Outlaws came out firing and rolled the visitors for just 80.
There were a couple of wobbles in the run chase but the home side were always in control and reached the target for the loss of just five wickets with more than six overs to spare.
The victory means the Outlaws now head to the SCG for the finals gala day on December 6 and Bower is confident his side has what it takes to get past the Border Bullets in the semi-final.
Based on user ratings and reviews compiled from more than 250 booking sites, Dubbo's hotels saw the city ranked as NSW's 29th best destination in the 2015 Australian Reputation Ranking.
Quest Dubbo was named the city's best accommodation provider, and property manager and business development executive Steve Hornby said his staff always strive to satisfy guests.
"It's something that we're quite proud of," Mr Hornby said.
"Our day-to-day goal is to ensure that every guest that stays with us has the best experience they can. If we did it well yesterday, we can do it better tomorrow."
Bathurst location shortlisted as potential nuclear waste site
THE National Radioactive Waste Management Facility will take delivery of one truckload of low and intermediate level radioactive waste a year, once the current stockpile has been cleared, according to a member of the Independent Advisory Panel for the National Radioactive Waste Repository Project.
Calare MP John Cobb has come under fire from constituents for supporting the proposal, while residents have also started a Facebook page to oppose bringing the waste dump to the central west and a an online petition atchange.org.
8:30am | Senior Campus welcomes inspired new school leaders to pave the way in 2016
A new student leadership team of eight has taken charge at Dubbo College Senior Campus, as the 2015 year 12 leaders move on to further study and work.
Recently appointed captains are Amelia Prince and Stephen Wilson, with Amberlilly Gordon and Nick Trappett vice-captains.
Sports captains are Jazmine Ross and Brandan Dodd, while arts captains are Taylor Grant and Robert Barling.
Health insurance review addressing cost and service access
ADDRESSING cost and access barriers for regional patients must be a focus of the government's review into Australia's private health insurance (PHI) sector, according to the Rural Doctor's Association of Australia (RDAA).
More than 13 million Australians have some form of basic health cover, and the federal government is encouraging Australians to share their views on private health insurance in a nation-wide survey.
RDAA president Dr Ewen McPhee said a review is necessary, to ensure the sustainability of Australia's private health system as it's role in the overall health landscape changes.
8:15am | A driver who had a blood alcohol concentration more than twice the legal limit at Dubbo will be subject to - and bear the costs of - the alcohol interlock scheme for two years.
Beau Douglas Smith, 23, recorded a reading of 0.148 after his vehicle struck a tree in Macquarie Street.
He pleaded guilty to mid-range drink-driving - second or subsequent offence.
8:00am | Australians more likely to be sunburnt in home than beach, Cancer Council finds
Half of weekend sunburns are now occurring while people are doing chores around the home, according to Cancer Council Australia research released on Sunday.
More than 6000 Australian adults were surveyed about what they were doing when they were sunburnt at peak UV times over the summer of 2013-14.
Only 29 per cent were sunburnt at the beach, while 21 per cent were sunburnt doing outdoor sport or active recreation and 50 per cent were burnt during passive recreation or doing chores around the home, including gardening, having a barbecue or reading.
Cancer Council Australia's public health committee chair Craig Sinclair said most people now avoided the beach in peak UV times and wore sun protection when they went.
Will Princess Mary's Australian friends watch Mary: The Making of a Princess?
Australia's greatest love story will be immortalised on the small screen when Ten airs the highly anticipated biopic Mary: The Making of a Princess on Sunday night.
The telemovie will trace the relationship between Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and his Australian-born wife Mary from when "Mary the real estate agent" met "Fred" during the 2000 Olympics in a Sydney pub.
Judging from the promos, the production will boast more cheese than a Domino's pizza, although it will feature a cameo by the real prince.
"When Emma [Hamilton, who plays Princess Mary] was filming some scenes in Copenhagen, there was a scene, that if you look really closely, you'll see Prince Frederik. He drove past in his car while they had the cameras rolling," said Ryan O'Kane, who plays the prince.
7:45am | NEWS
Let's take a look at what else is making news across our region.
HUB OPENS UP WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES
ELEVEN schools in the Dubbo region are using the new Ochre Opportunity Hub to help support Aboriginal children and youth in completing their education and finding jobs.
The hub will be officially launched at the Yarradamarra Centre at TAFE Western's Dubbo Myall Street Campus on November 19, after opening its doors in July.
It is part of a pilot program initiated by Aboriginal Affairs and funded by State Training Services.
DUBBO'S representatives in state and federal Parliament have taken on board calls for a PET-CT scanner to be included in the redevelopment of Dubbo Base Hospital.
A working group from the Rotary Club of Dubbo West is seeking community support to secure the equipment, which is used in the diagnosis of medical conditions including cancer and epilepsy.
Parkes MP Mark Coulton and Deputy Premier and Dubbo MP Troy Grant met with the group and members of Dubbo's medical fraternity last month.
Mr Coulton has organised a meeting with federal health minister Sussan Ley to discuss the possibility, while Mr Grant said the decision would ultimately sit with the Western NSW local health district (LHD).
"If this is a priority of theirs [the LHD] they'll advise me and the government through the health minister and we'll obviously look at our capacity to acquire and include it in the build of the hospital," Mr Grant said.
"As the local member I'll advocate for every bit of equipment and investment that my community needs. Their arguments made a lot of sense but we'll leave it to the experts at the health district to consider at an administrative and board level."
Chamber president wants retail penalty rates discussion
DUBBO Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Matt Wright hopes the spread of Boxing Day sales across NSW will return the spotlight to penalty rates.
He'd like to see an official review of them to make it easier for businesses, especially in the hospitality industry, to open their doors.
Dispensing with penalty rates is not the goal of the chamber and its president, rather finding "middle ground".
Upbeat music had feet finding their rhythm at an event at Dubbo on Sunday as organisers aimed to show women with depression they are not alone.
Dressed in a little - or a lot of yellow - and moving to some energetic tunes, the crowd transformed Ollie Robbins Oval.
The free event - held to coincide with Postnatal Depression Awareness Week - was organised by Tracy Hanna and Star FM's Juelz Jarry.
7:30am | SPORT
Moran made 111 as his side batted through the day to finish 9/332 against CYMS at No.1 Oval, leaving the Cougars with the task of batting out 75 overs this coming Saturday if they want to win.
Moran's innings was littered with fours and sixes, and he was brutal against any loose bowling provided by CYMS.
SOUTHS are staring down the barrel of their first loss of 2015/16, with Newtown requiring 41 runs with nine wickets in hand when the teams return for day two this Saturday.
Day one of play belonged to the Tigers, who decimated the Hornets for 146 before a blistering 93 from Greg Kerr had them 1-106 at stumps.
But before Kerr could play his scorching innings, it was the Skinner show for Newtown.
Cricketers come together in memory of Bansal
THE sad passing of cricketer Jaspal Bansal last Thursday drew plenty of tears in the Dubbo sporting community but it also brought about some special moments across the weekend.
On Friday people converged on Dubbo from far and wide to support Bansal's family at a memorial service, while on Saturday players from all clubs came together with the family for a special moment of reflection at No.1 Oval, where 'JB*' had been painted on the outfield.
RACING |Narromine trainer Brett Thompson has had a brilliant start to the 2015/16 racing season, led by his star grey Slate On Edge's win at Flemington on Oaks Day.
That run continued at Narromine on Saturday when the Gulgong-based trainer landed a winning double with Talimena and Tumbling Dice.
Talimena showed great tactical speed to overcome a wide gate and score an easy win in the Phillip Redden Memorial Class 1 Handicap (1100m).
Well, at least it was until Holly Holm delivered another one a few hours later.
Dubbo-born fighter Kyle Noke's stunning snap kick to the body of Peter Sobotta was the catalyst behind a TKO first round win at UFC 193 in Melbourne today, further enhancing the 35-year-old as one of the premier welterweights in the promotion.
7:15am | NEWS
THE devastating terror attacks in Paris, France at the weekend may have been half a world away, but Dubbo locals are grieving along with the rest of the world.
Patricia Strahorn, who moved to Australia from France 26 years ago, watched in "disbelief" and sorrow the events happening in the capital city of her homeland on Saturday.
From Dubbo, where she has lived for 17 years, she watched news reports of the Parisians' resolve.
"Keep going with life and (do) not be afraid," she said.
"Don't be scared, live your life as (normal), show them they're not going to win."
At least 129 people were killed and hundreds injured in co-ordinated suicide bombings and shootings in Paris, with a concert hall and a sports stadium two of the six sites targeted on Friday night, local time.
Islamic State has since claimed responsibility for the attacks in retaliation for France's involvement in the Middle East.
The deadly terrorist attacks in Paris are "yet another reminder we're not isolated from this kind of threat," Deputy Premier and Dubbo MP Troy Grant said.
He impressed the importance that people "remain vigilant" while reporting there was "no evidence to suggest we need to raise" the terror threat alert.
But Mr Grant was also adamant the community should respond to terrorism by going on with their lives, a view shared by former residents of France who from their homes at Dubbo watched in shock the reports of the attacks.
From her home at Dubbo Aline Arragon watched with shock and sadness the deadly terrorist attacks taking place in the capital of her French homeland.
On Sunday she expressed her sorrow for the victims of the co-ordinated suicide bombings and shootings in Paris with at least 129 people left dead and hundreds injured.
"I do have friends in Paris, I was worried for them," she said.
"They are all right, but the other people..."
"I'm sad and shocked."
Mrs Arragon, who moved with husband Daniel and children Anthony and Sarah to Australia nine years ago and came to Dubbo a short time later said she regarded the attacks as an act of war.
7:05am | Good morning, and welcome to the Morning Grill for this Monday, November 16.
Jen with you this morning to take you through until 9am. We'll be looking at all of the news and sport from across the region and across the world, but first of all let's take a look at the weather for today!
DUBBO/ TRANGIE/ NYNGAN: Sunny. Winds E 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 20s.
COBAR/ BOURKE: Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the northeast this afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the northeast this afternoon. Winds E/SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.
The Paris terrorist attacks were carried out with the help of three French brothers living in Belgium, the authorities said on Sunday. With the alleged perpetrators named, more is being learnt, too, about the victims and the amazing stories of survival.
The tsunami of grief - and the never-ending questions - continue to across the globe.
►BE PREPARED: Australian police and intelligence agencies need urgently to take stock, bolster resources and undertake training exercises for mass terrorist attacks similar to the Paris tragedy, according to former counter-terrorism investigators. Read on
►UPPING THE TEMPO: Sophisticated in its planning, sadistic in its wanton brutality, the slaughter of Parisian revellers by Islamic State has shown an alarming advance in the group's ability to spread death and fear beyond the Middle East. Read on
►THE FINANCIAL FALLOUT: Stocks are expected to tumble across the world on Monday as investors seek out safe havens in the wake of Friday night's terrorist attacks in Paris. Read more
►HOW IT PANNED OUT: Three key pieces of evidence are driving an international investigation into the accomplices, masterminds and financiers behind the terrorist atrocity in Paris. What are they? Read on
►RECOVERING NOW: The young Australian woman shot in the Paris attacks is in "good spirits" in hospital and expected to make a full recovery. Emma Parkinson, 19, was shot in the back inside the Bataclan Concert Hall, the site of a deadly siege where at least 78 people were killed by multiple gunmen. Read more
State of the nation
Need a national news snapshot first thing - well, we have you covered.
►LAUNCESTON: City Council alderman Karina Stojansek had just returned to her apartment in Paris on Friday night when she heard the sirens start.
►BALLARAT: Police are searching for a mystery hero who may have saved the life of a motorcyclist whose leg was severed in a horrific collision in Buninyong on Saturday. Read on
►HAY: Police have seized more than 10 kilograms of cannabis in a dead-of-the-night stop. Read on
►MOUNT ISA: Queensland Labor's minority government hasn't done enough to secure the support of the two Katter MPs. Read more
►BENDIGO: Police were called to the scene of an accident on Sunday morning, after a motorist ran a red light and crashed into an ambulance. Read on
►WOLLONGONG: The 11th annual i98fm Camp Quality Convoy did more than help kids with cancer. It showed how much good there is in the world and in what a lucky place we live. Read on
►TAMWORTH: The unconventional gas industry has labelled Senator Glenn Lazarus’s call for a committee to look into the impact of unconventional gas mining in Australia as “politically motivated”. Read on
►NSW: A senior member of the NSW Coalition government has called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to "close our borders" to refugees from the Middle East in response to the terrorism attacks in Paris. Read on
►TAS: The usual story is that video games are bad for your health – not this time. About 90 game developers, artists, composers and designers gathered in Hobart and Launceston at the weekend for Tasjam for Health. Read on
►NATIONAL: Australia needs to collect more information to measure the quality of care that hospitals provide to patients nationally, an OECD report says. The OECD's review of Australia's health system, to be released on Monday, said that it was performing "remarkably well" despite its "fragmented nature" and "sometimes strained" relationship between federal, state and territory governments over health funding. Read more
For something different ...
►NATIONAL: It's the selfie generation's social event of their lifetime, and the class of 2015 is making sure they shine as bright as real celebrities in front of the camera at their high school formals. Read on
It didn’t matter which direction you looked, Wollongong’s cultural life and creative identity was on show for all to see at Viva La Gong. Check out the photos here
National weather radar
►France and Australia are fighting a war to protect the shared values forged in the muddy trenches of the Great War, the French ambassador said in the wake of the Paris attacks. Speaking outside a packed service at St Andrew's Cathedral in central Sydney to commemorate the 129 lives lost on Friday, Christophe Lecourtier said the battle being waged was not against Islam. Read more
►Terrorists want to "turn everyone against everyone" and the danger of returning French fighters from the Middle East will remain a long term threat, a senior French foreign ministry official warned months ago. Read more
On this day
1968: Led Zeppelin played their first ever show in the North of England when they appeared at Manchester College of Science & Technology. Zeppelin were paid £225 for the gig.
The faces of Australia: Corey and Mitchell Nicholson
You've heard of the Blues Brothers. Capalaba has its own Gold Brothers. Corey and Mitchell Nicholson both bagged gold medals competing at the Australian National Muay Thai Championships at the Gold Coast. Meet them, right here