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Hayley Lauder

Hayley Lauder is a Scottish professional footballer who plays for Glasgow City of the Scottish Women's Premier League and the Scotland women's national team. After beginning her senior career with Spartans, she played for Apollon Limassol in the 2011–12 Champions League qualifying stage. Lauder moved on to Finland, with Åland United, before spending a single season with both Mallbackens IF and Vittsjö GIK of the Swedish Damallsvenskan. Lauder came through the ranks at Murieston Girls, she switched to Spartans Women—then called Edinburgh Ladies—in August 2007. In August 2011, Lauder joined Apollon Limassol for their 2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League campaign. During her first appearance for the club on 11 August, she scored a hat-trick helping Limassol defeat Progrès Niedercorn 14–0. Two days she scored a brace against Swansea City contributing to an 8–0 rout, her third and final appearance occurred on 16 August when Limassol defeated Legenda 2–1. In her three appearances, she played for a total of 227 minutes.

The club was eliminated from the tournament in the 16th finals after being defeated a 3–4 aggregate by Czech Republic side, Sparta Praha. Lauder agreed to a one-year professional contract with Finnish Naisten Liiga side Åland United in February 2012. During a match against ONS on 22 September, she scored a hat-trick during the team's 6–0 win, she scored a brace on 29 September during the club's 6-0 win over TPS. She scored her second brace of the season on 21 July against ONS helping Åland United win 7–0. In her 26 appearances for the club, she scored a total of 18 goals, including the hat-trick and four braces. Åland United finished second during the regular season just two points shy of first place team PK-35. After joining fellow Scotland national team players Emma Mitchell and Jane Ross for trials in Sweden during the 2012 close season, Lauder agreed to join Damallsvenskan newcomers Mallbackens IF in December 2012. With Mallbackens IF relegated at the end of the 2013 Damallsvenskan season, Lauder signed for Vittsjö GIK in December 2013, joining fellow Scottish internationals, Jane Ross and Ifeoma Dieke at the club.

In December 2014 Lauder agreed a return to Scottish football with reigning champions Glasgow City. She was available to play in City's UEFA Women's Champions League upcoming quarter-final tie against Paris Saint-Germain Féminines. Having played at youth level, including at the 2008 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship finals, Lauder made her senior Scotland debut in March 2010, against Italy in the Cyprus Cup, she scored her first goal for the national team five days later. In February 2011, Lauder scored twice in a 4–2 win over Wales in Haverfordwest. At the 2011 Cyprus Cup, Lauder provided the cross for Jennifer Beattie to score Scotland's second goal in their 2–0 win over England, she has deputised at full-back for the national side, to cover for injuries to regular defensive players. She made her 100th appearance for Scotland on 14 June 2019, during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. Results list Scotland's goal tally first. List of women's footballers with 100 or more caps Scottish FA Women's International Roll of Honour Hayley Lauder at the Scottish Football Association Hayley Lauder at Soccerway Hayley Lauder at SvFF

Cyclone Chris

Severe Tropical Cyclone Chris was one of the most powerful cyclones to strike Western Australia on record, packing winds gusting up to 290 km/h. Severe Tropical Cyclone Chris was first identified by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology on 1 February 2002 as a weak area of low pressure over the Timor Sea. Over the following day, the system tracked towards the southwest reaching a point 340 km northwest of Broome, Western Australia, at which time it was classified as a tropical low. Situated in a region of moderate wind shear and good upper-level divergence, the system intensified; the low tracked towards the southeast in response to a monsoonal flow. On 2 February, the low intensified into a minimal tropical cyclone. Operationally, the system was not classified as a tropical cyclone until 3 February, at which time it was given the name Chris by the BoM. Although considered to have obtained gale-force winds by the BoM, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center assessed the system to have become a tropical depression late on 2 February.

Chris reached peak intensity with 1-minute sustained winds of 230 kilometres per hour as it approached the coast late on 5 February. The storm made landfall early on 6 February near peak intensity, between Pardoo Station and Wallal, Western Australia. Off the coast of Indonesia, two motorboats capsized amid turbulent waters; the twelve people on these boats were listed as missing. Naval vessels from Indonesia were deployed to search for the missing people on 7 February. Heavy rains throughout southern Indonesia triggered flooding and mudslides in numerous towns and villages; some areas were inundated by up to 4 m of water as a result of the storm. Significant coastal damage was reported from large swells. Ahead of the storm, residents throughout the Pilbara region were placed on high alert as the Category 5 cyclone neared landfall. By 5 February, towns from Bidyadanga to Port Hedland and inland to Marble Bar were placed on yellow alert; the city of Port Hedland was one of the larger population centres in the path of Chris.

Throughout the threatened region, workers were sent home early to be with their families and make final preparations for the storm. All businesses were closed and roads were to be shut down across the area. In Western Australia, Chris resulted in large losses of cattle herds. One farmer reported that 20% of the 6,000 cattle he owned died during the storm. Losses from the cattle were estimated at A$1 million. In aboriginal communities along the coast, emergency assessment teams discovered that a 500,000 acre cattle farm was wiped out. In remote communities in the Pilbara region, heavy rains, exceeding 100 mm in several locations, triggered flooding. Residents in the Warralong community were forced to evacuate their homes after the local creek flooded. However, as rescue crews attempted to reach those still in the town, it was found to be isolated by flood waters. At the town of Bonney Downs, along the Nullagine River, 309 mm of rain produced by the storm caused the river to burst its banks, inundating parts of Nullagine, Western Australia.

Significant structural damage was reported in Pardoo where the town's makeshift shelter lost its roof and some of its walls. Several buildings in the town were destroyed by the floods, including a preschool. Power lines throughout the area were downed. At the height of the storm, communications were lost with Marble Bar. Throughout the town, only one home sustained. By 7 February, emergency crews were deployed to the region to assist the local Aboriginal community. In some areas, rain produced by Cyclone Chris was seen in a positive way as the region was experiencing a prolonged drought, with a few places not receiving any rain within the previous 12 months; as a result of its damage, the name Chris was retired subsequent to its usage. As Cyclone Chris neared the Western Australian coastline, national media noted the storm's extreme intensity and compared it to several of Australia's worst cyclones, it was noted that Chris was more intense than the country's costliest natural disaster, Cyclone Tracy in 1974.

2001–02 Australian region cyclone season