ST 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.
“We’ll keep our focus the same,” Crammer said. “We’ve had a real good season so far and the girls are enjoying it. I think we’re peaking at the right time, and we’re looking forward to the challenge ahead.” firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The host Lady Torreys, who defeated Francis Parker, 45-38, to win the title Saturday, are the division’s No. 2 seed behind Los Angeles Marlborough. “I don’t know much about them, other than they are a real solid ballclub and definitely one of the top programs in the San Diego area,” Whittier Christian coach Bill Crammer said Sunday night. And while he wasn’t complaining about the pairing, Crammer said, “I think the state committee ranked us lower than we should have been. But you have to play them all to get to the championship, so it doesn’t matter.” La Jolla Country Day’s record is 22-7, which includes losses to Lynwood (twice), Long Beach Poly, Ventura and Highlands Ranch of Colorado. In winning their San Diego Section title, the Lady Torreys had a first-round bye before defeating Coronado, 69-21, and The Bishop’s (La Jolla), 52-33, to reach the championship game. Whittier Christian High School’s 40-28 win over Village Christian in Saturday’s CIF-Southern Section, Division V-AA girls basketball championship game brought home the school’s first CIF trophy in the sport and earned the Heralds a berth in the state playoffs that begin this week. Their accomplishment, however, apparently didn’t carry a lot of weight with the state playoff committee that puts together the playoff brackets. The divisions for the state tournament are based upon enrollment, and Whittier Christian moves up to Division IV. The Heralds (24-6), who are seeded No. 7 , will travel Thursday to play La Jolla Country Day, the CIF-San Diego Section Division IV champion, in the first round of the Southern California Regional. Game time is 7 p.m.
Flip phones may be so yesteryear, but, that hasn’t stopped South Korean major Samsung from investing in them. Even in 2017. The company just announced its new high-end flagship flip phone, aka the SM-G9298, in China. The SM-G9298 is successor to last year’s W2017 and going by the history of recent Samsung flip phones, this year’s version might just also end up being a China-only affair. This year’s SM-G9298 also goes by the name “Leader” by the way and considering that not many major companies are still into flip phones, chances are, this could well be the last of its kind. Unless Samsung brings out one more in the future.The new phone — Leader is a device which is a major upgrade over the Samsung’s W2017 flip phone, especially on the camera and processor front. The flip phone comes with a fast wireless charging technology on board. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor, while on the camera front the device sports a 12-megapixel camera at the back, the front camera includes a sensor of 5-megapixel. The rear camera comes coupled with a wider f/1.7 aperture, on the other hand the selfie shooter includes an f/1.9 aperture.On the display front, the flip phone comes with two 4.2-inch full HD Super AMOLED display. The device measures 130.2 x 62.6 x 15.9mm, and weighs 235g. It also comes with additional features like — Samsung Pay app, Secure Folder, a multi-function configurable hotkey and S Voice.Also Read: Samsung’s next wearable will be a Gear S3, Gear Fit 2 hybridadvertisementThere’s also a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner which sits at the back, right below the camera and above the brand logo. Like the latest flagship phones by Samsung, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, there’s no dedicated button for Bixby in the new flip phone.Additional features include fast-wireless charging, Samsung Pay, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and two 4.2-inch displays: both AMOLED 1080p, one on the outside and one on the inside. There’s a 2,300 mAh battery, a configurable hotkey, and an Always-on display.The flip phone will be available only China for now. Samsung is yet to confirm the price and release date of the device yet. Chances are rare if the new flip phone by Samsung will ever hit the Indian shores.
New Delhi, Oct 17 (PTI) German luxury carmaker BMW today launched an updated version of 330i Gran Turismo M Sport in India priced at Rs 49.4 lakh (ex-showroom).”The new BMW 330i Gran Turismo M Sport with a perfect blend of sporting character, impressive performance and appealing design makes every journey an unforgettable experience,” BMW Group India President Vikram Pawah said in a statement.The car, which comes with eight-speed automatic transmission, can accelerate 0-100 km/hr in just 6.1 seconds.The model features various kinds of safety equipment including six air bags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist, dynamic stability control (DSC), among others.It also comes with dynamic traction control (DTC), cornering brake control (CBC), side-impact protection, ISOFIX child seat mounting, runflat tyres and crash sensor.The BMW 3 Series Gran Tursimo is now available in one diesel variant ? BMW 320d Gran Turismo Luxury Line, and two petrol variants ? BMW 330i Gran Turismo Luxury Line and BMW 330i Gran Turismo M Sport Edition. PTI MSS ANU