Guyana’s Hetmyer to lead Young West Indies at World Cup

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Guyana left-hander Shimron Hetmyer has been appointed captain of the West Indies Under-19 squad which will do battle in the ICC Youth World Cup starting this month in Bangladesh. Hetmyer, who has played six first class matches for Guyana Jaguars, is one of two players in the squad with first class experience – the other being Leeward Islands Hurricanes fast bowler Alzarri Joseph. Three Jamaicans are in the squad. They are batsman Shahid Crooks, spinner Michael Frew and fast bowler Odean Smith. Selection chief Clive Lloyd said he was confident the squad would do the Caribbean proud among international opposition. “We have put together a group of players we believe will perform for the West Indies,” the legendary former West Indies captain said. Hetmyer, a free-scoring top order batsman, will be making his second appearance in the Under-19 World Cup after also campaigning in the 2014 tournament in the United Arab Emirates. Joseph, meanwhile, has been viewed by selectors as a fabulous prospect. He made his debut for Hurricanes a year ago and has so far captured 17 wickets in five first class matches, with best figures of seven for 46 against Windward Islands Volcanoes last month. Prior to the start of the Under-19 World Cup, the Young Windies will take on Bangladesh in a three-match 50-over series in Dhaka, which will form part of their preparation. The Under-19 World Cup runs from January 22 to February 14. SQUAD – Shimron Hetmyer (captain), Keemo Paul (vice captain), Kacey Carty, Shahid Crooks, Michael Frew, Jyd Goolie, Tevin Imlach, Ryan John, Alzarri Joseph, Kirstan Kallicharan, Obed McCoy, Gidron Pope, Odean Smith, Shamar Springer, Emmanuel Stewart.last_img read more

Confused about what to study in RRB Group D Exam 2018? Prepare for these topics

first_imgAs a part of Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Recruitment 2018, candidates who are interested to work in Indian Railways, will have to go through two different tests, which are Computer Based Test (CBT) and Physical Efficiency Test (PET).RRB has been notifying its candidates about every detail related to the Group D Exam to be conducted from October 29, 2018, to December 17, 2018. Syllabus of Computer Based TestTotal duration: 90 minutesTotal questions: 100The questions in this test will be objective type with multiple type questions are likely to be based on the following topics:1: MathematicsNumber system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.2: General Intelligence and reasoningAnalogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical Reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement Arguments and Assumptions etc.3: General ScienceThe syllabus under General Science will cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of Class 10 level.4: General AwarenessCurrent Affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subjects of importance.Criteria to pass Physical Efficiency TestFor male candidatesCandidates who will be selected in CBT will be eligible for PET. To qualify in PET, he should be able to lift and carry 35 kg of weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down.advertisementHe should also be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in one chance.For female candidatesTo qualify in PET, she should be able to lift and carry 20 kg of weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down.She should also be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in one chance.RRB Group D Exam 2018: Details The exam dates, centers and shift details of Group D exam 2018 have been recently released by RRB on the regional websites.RRB Group D examination 2018 was started on September 17, 2018, to fill in total 62,970 vacancies.RRB Group D Exam 2018: Regional WebsitesRRB Ajmer ( Allahabad ( Bangalore ( Bhopal ( Bhubaneshwar ( Bilaspur ( Chandigarh ( Chennai ( Gorakhpur ( Siliguri ( Thiruvananthapuram ( Guwahati ( Jammu ( Kolkata ( Malda ( Mumbai ( Muzaffarpur ( Patna ( Ranchi ( Secunderabad ( Ahmedabad ( RRB Group D Exam 2018: Here are 4 simple steps to check exam detailslast_img read more

Labrador Innu angry as Quebec wildlife officials seize caribou gift

first_imgMONTREAL — Labrador Innu say caribou meat seized this week by Quebec wildlife officials was a gift from Quebec Cree intended for ceremonial purposes.A statement from the Innu Nation said members from the northern Labrador community of Natuashish, including Innu Nation Grand Chief Gregory Rich, were stopped in north-central Quebec Tuesday as they drove home from Chisasibi.The group was fined but of greater frustration was the seizure of the caribou, which they said in a statement is important to “Innu cultural and spiritual survival.”They had a letter from the chief of the Chisasibi Cree declaring the caribou meat, packed into coolers, was a gift. They hoped the letter would allow them to transport the meat home.Rich called the behaviour by wildlife officers colonial.“The practice of historical sharing between the Cree and the Innu of what is now Labrador goes back to long before the assertion of sovereignty by the Crown,”  he said in the statement.The Innu said the caribou came from the Leaf River herd. Quebec’s Wildlife Department stated in February that the herd’s numbers have dropped sharply since the early 2000s. Sport hunting was closed in February and Indigenous harvesting is subject to monitoring.Chisasibi Chief Davey Bobbish said he extended the letter as a courtesy after Rich requested it Monday. He said he warned the Innu he could not guarantee the letter would work if they were stopped by authorities.“The bottom line is other than the beneficiaries of the James Bay Agreement — the Cree, the Inuit and the Naskapi — no one other than those three nations is allowed to possess caribou according to interpretation of the Quebec legislation,” Bobbish said in an interview.He said the Cree have recently opened talks with Innu on Quebec’s lower north shore about a possible protocol allowing the Cree to conduct a traditional harvest for the Innu, who are facing dwindling caribou populations in their region.Rich noted in the statement that Innu and Cree have many blood relationships, and he said traditional law supports offering caribou as a gift between the groups.He was not immediately available to comment Wednesday, but he told CBC’s Labrador Morning he intends to consult lawyers about the legality of the seizure.“It hurts to know that game wardens don’t respect our ceremonial and spiritual purposes of the caribou,” Rich told the show. “They told us it was illegal and that we were carrying an illegal meat.”Rich said the wildlife officers had a warrant to seize the meat, and they did not accept Bobbish’s letter as a defence.“The letter was done out of kindness because they were in the community already and they asked if they could use my letter as a shield to protect their meat,” Bobbish said. “But without any agreement, Quebec doesn’t recognize one chief’s authority to another First Nation.”Quebec Wildlife Department officials said they are aware of the incident, but they declined comment.Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Presslast_img read more