BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Under-fire West Indies Cricket Board president Dave Cameron has pushed back on recent widespread criticism of his leadership and says he has always acted in the best interest of West Indies cricket.Cameron, who was elected to the top post three years ago, and who successfully gained re-election last year, said much of the criticism he had received was “absurd” and argued that he would be eventually vindicated by history.The Jamaican has been fending off criticism ever since captain Darren Sammy, during a post-match interview, blasted the WICB for “disrespecting” the players after West Indies won the Twenty20 World Cup in India last Sunday.”I am not here to destroy the game. We just won three World titles and the feeling is I want to mash it up,” Cameron told the Nation newspaper here.”I can’t believe some of the criticism I am receiving. It is absurd. My heart is with the Caribbean 100 per cent. I am a Caribbean man. I am for the good of West Indies cricket.”Cameron’s tenure has been embroiled in controversy ever since the West Indies one-day side controversially walked off the tour of India over a pay dispute with the board and players union, WIPA.INSUFFICIENT ACTIONCameron copped blame for not doing enough to solve the dispute, and the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) subsequently said it held the WICB responsible.St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said Cameron had “embarrassed us before the world” and called on him to step down.Cameron also came in for criticism for his controversial tweet regarding superstar opener Chris Gayle’s form during last year’s World Cup and again found himself in trouble on the online social network, Twitter, last week when he appeared to lash out at Sammy for his post-match criticism of the board.Cameron argued that his most recent tweet had been misunderstood.”I have had a lot of criticism about a tweet that has gone on my timeline. Go to my timeline and look,” he said.”There are motivational tweets on my timeline every day. Why could someone not have used that tweet to say I was saying to Darren Sammy and Marlon Samuels, ‘Do not let the critics get to you’.”I have also tweeted to Darren Sammy and Stafanie Taylor, wishing them luck. History will be kind to me. I will be vindicated.”
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People visit a memorial site for victims of New Zealand shooting, in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch.ReutersIn the wake of the Christchurch mosque massacres, gunman Brenton Tarrant faces an “unprecedented” sentence that bars him from ever applying for release, but could yet dodge terror charges. The 28-year-old Australian has been charged with one initial count of murder over the mass shootings that killed 50 people in the southern city of Christchurch and faces life in prison.In New Zealand, being found guilty of murder usually comes with a minimum of 10 years in jail before possible parole. But legal experts said Tarrant’s alleged crimes were so extreme they could warrant the heaviest sentence imposed by a judge in the South Pacific nation since the abolition of the death penalty in 1961.”He may be sentenced to imprisonment without parole. There is a very significant possibility,” criminal lawyer Simon Cullen told AFP, adding that such a sentence would be “unprecedented”. “This would seem to be… the type of situation that may well attract consideration of that type of sentence.”The longest-ever murder sentence imposed in New Zealand was in 2001 when a judge sentenced William Bell to life imprisonment with a 30-year minimum term for a triple murder. University of Auckland criminal procedure expert Bill Hodge said despite Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern labelling the massacre an act of terrorism — prosecutors may shy away from terror charges.The Terrorism Suppression Act was only introduced in 2002, after the US 9/11 attacks and is untested in the courts. “We haven’t used our terrorism laws previously and the laws are designed to inhibit or prosecute those involved with groups and financing and publications and the like,” Hodge told AFP.”I don’t think there’s any reason to use statues that have not been used previously when the Crimes Act — murder, attempted murder, manslaughter — are perfectly functional and well-understood.”Hodge said charging Tarrant under terrorism laws risked extending the appeals process. “It has not been tested in the appeal procedure. Appeals courts point out where the problems might be.”While 50 people were killed in the rampage, police have so far charged Tarrant with one count of murder. This is not unusual in New Zealand, with the first alleged offence used as a “holding” charge as police carry out their investigation, Cullen added.Meanwhile, experts said the charges faced by an 18-year-old, whose name was suppressed by a court Monday, for distributing Tarrant’s live stream video of the deadly shooting were also breaking new ground.The teenager was charged with two counts for sharing the live stream of the attack and for making “objectionable” online publications about one of the mosques. The teenager is so far not believed by police to be directly involved in his attacks. Armed police officers stand guard at a cordon blocking a road that leads to Linwood Mosque in Christchurch on March 17, 2019, two days after a shooting incident at two mosques in the city. – The death toll from horrifying shootings at two mosques in New Zealand rose to 50, police said Sunday, as Christchurch residents flocked to memorial sites and churches across the city to lay flowers and mourn the victims. ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty ImagesHodge said the law is commonly used to prosecute people accused of sharing pornography and child pornography. “I’m not aware of using it for terrorism-related subjects. It’s unusual… when it is used for sharing something which is a news event,” he said.(Inputs from agencies)
A man standing outside the BSE building in Mumbai, India.Reuters fileSGX Nifty, an early indicator of the Nifty 50’s trend in India, signals a weak start for the domestic markets after the benchmark Sensex declined 236 points or 0.69 percent to close at 33,774 on Monday.Here are some of the stock recommendations by analysts for Tuesday:1. Adani Ports & Special Economic ZoneCLSA recommends ‘Buy’Target Price: Rs 505Current stock price: Rs 393About the company: Adani Ports operates a shipping port on the west coast of India. The company provides cargo handling, transportation, storage, logistics, and evacuation services to energy, railway, thermal power generation and transmission, agricultural, and logistics industries.Stock Performance: The stock has gained 32 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 21 times forward earnings. Adani Ports has a market capitalization of Rs 815 billion.2. Gateway DistriparksHSBC recommends ‘Buy’Target Price: Rs 230Current stock price: Rs 198About the company: Gateway Distriparks provides integrated logistics services both in domestic and international areas. The company offers cargo loading and unloading, transportation, and cargo storage management services to shipping lines, freight forwarders, and buying houses.Stock Performance: The stock has lost 20 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 29 times forward earnings. Gateway Distriparks has a market capitalization of Rs 22 billion.3. Asian PaintsSharekhan maintains ‘Buy’Target Price: Rs 1,234Current stock price: Rs 1,120About the company: Asian Paints manufactures a wide range of decorative paints, varnishes, enamels, and black & synthetic resins. The company, through its subsidiaries, also manufactures specialty industrial chemicals and vinyl pyridine latex products which are used in the manufacture of rubber tires.Stock Performance: The stock has advanced 16 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 55.4 times forward earnings. Asian Paints has a market capitalization of Rs 1 trillion.4. ACCSharekhan recommends ‘Buy’Target Price: Rs 1,794Current stock price: Rs 1,633About the company: ACC manufactures a range of cements and blended cements and owns cement plants throughout India. The company provides turnkey and application consulting services for setting up and operating cement plants and refractories.Stock Performance: The stock has advanced 13 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 33 times forward earnings. ACC has a market capitalization of Rs 307 billion.5. Varun BeveragesCLSA recommends ‘Buy’Target Price: Rs 885Current stock price: Rs 648About the company: Varun Beverages operates as a holding company. The company, through its subsidiaries, produces non-alcoholic beverages.Stock Performance: The stock has gained 61 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 55 times forward earnings. Varun Beverages has a market capitalization of Rs 118 billion.Disclaimer: The recommendations provided by the research analysts are their own, and not that of the website or its management.
This one’s for the art lovers. A solo show titled Play – A Series of the Captured Moments that displays paintings and prints by Priyanka Dua has been organised in the Capital that started off on 1 November at Vivanta by Taj. The paintings on display are a series of some significant moments Dua had which she’s playing as a reel of her real life. Dua says, ‘There are endless ideas which run through my mind with every new moment. Some of them stay with me and I start working on them reliving the experience. Every piece of work ever done by me stands for an emotion felt which started as an inspiration for me to create it’.She added, ‘Every new moment comes with a new emotion. I try and capture those emotions which all of us experience but are unaware of them consciously. I personally love capturing positive emotion as they make us aware of all the happiness around us. Regardless of gender, living or non-living, colour or black and white, my paintings are purely me and my way of expressing and sharing thoughts with the rest of the world.