Simo Dragicevic, the founder and CEO of Playtech-owned responsible gambling analytics platform BetBuddy, looks at how AI can improve the success rate of responsible gambling interventions Artificial intelligence AI can inspire a responsible gambling revolution 28th May 2019 | By Josephine Watson Greater collaboration between responsible gambling divisions and their colleagues in CRM will be among the most important developments in enhancing the industry’s social responsibility standards.This is the view of Simo Dragicevic, the founder and CEO of Playtech-owned responsible gambling analytics platform BetBuddy, who believes there will be a greater focus on tangible results rather than simply identifying and contacting problem punters in the coming years.Dragicevic, who founded BetBuddy in 2010, accepts that operators choosing to reveal responsible gambling key performance indicators (KPIs) in their annual reports is a welcome development and sign that the industry is “heading in the right direction”. However, he argues that greater focus on the outcome of interventions must be the next step.“Analytics now give us the ability to identify those at risk of problem gambling and that in itself is important,” Dragicevic said.“However, interventions – such as an email – are not a success within themselves. It is important to track correspondence and be able to analyse whether, for example, an email is opened and acted upon, and whether underlying player behaviour changes, both in the short-term and long-term. So measuring the quality of such KPIs is even more important.“Evaluation is key, and we can leverage existing techniques such as AB testing (a randomised experiment with two variants). We must look at how we run trials and assess whether a customer interaction achieved its objective.” The human touch in responsibilityLondon-based BetBuddy, which has been integrated by a number of Playtech customers and other operators, uses artificial intelligence (AI) to track customer habits via dozens of indicators such as the number of games played and declined deposits. The ‘explainability’ layer of AI gives justifications for decisions reached, which offers visibility and transparency and some comfort to operators, regulators and others who have concerns over the design of such algorithms and use of customer data.However, Dragicevic believes it is important that the human touch is not forgotten. BetBuddy also offers the opportunity to streamline the relationship between responsible gambling analytics and CRM. For example, a campaign can be created that targets customers identified as presenting specific behaviours – perhaps a surge in deposits – and offers them advice on how to avoid risk, such as information on cash limits.“We are not trying to replace people with computers. We are trying to help compliance and social responsibility teams become better,” Dragicevic said.“To improve those responsible gambling indicators and achieve results it’s possible that CRM teams could look at encouraging certain behaviours in the way they do with loyalty programmes. Perhaps players could be rewarded for reading RG messages or for setting deposit limits.”As well as analysing customers, technology can also reduce the risk of problem gambling by scrutinising products as well as people.BetBuddy has developed a slots rating scheme which offers players information as to the volatility of games within a portfolio, together with safer gambling messaging.“To get better results we need more understanding of whether particular products are contributing to harm,” Dragicevic said. “The scheme, which will be trialled using a ‘chilli rating’, gives customers more information as to whether a game is right for them. They might be looking for a bit of fun and not be so concerned with a big win. Alternatively, they may be a VIP customer who is looking to take greater risks, and can afford to.“It’s good to be able to assess the games and to give customers that information.” Technology-led risk reductionSimo recently featured on a panel session at the Discovery Conference hosted by the Responsible Gambling Council in which the opportunities for reducing risk via technology were discussed.Among the talking points was how much intervention should be used to control gambling habits. The public health model is identified as being high levels of intervention via regulation, warnings, education and other means. The other end of the spectrum is the economic model, a more laissez-faire attitude by which individuals should be allowed to spend their money and time as they wish, so long as they are informed. “I think advocates of either the risk averse public health model or the hands-off economic model need to come together,” he said. “Times have changed and operators can no longer wash their hands of problems. Over the last 10 years it’s become plain that these issues are not going away.“That said, gambling at a manageable level provides enjoyment for many people. For example, some people’s enjoyment of sport is perhaps heightened by betting on the outcome. The gambling industry also contributes taxes and creates jobs.“So it’s important that decision-makers find a middle ground by regulating operators and protecting people, but also allowing companies to offer their services and let people enjoy themselves if they wish to gamble.” Email Address Topics: Tech & innovation Artificial intelligence Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter
This will come in as big shock. The Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) & BCCI’S sponsor ‘Dream11 link’ with fake UVA T20 League is being probed. And according to a report, ..BCCI’S anti corruption unit (ACU) themselves has requested the Mohali police to probe Dream11’s association with the fake T20 league. BCCI asks police to probe IPL 2020 sponsor ‘Dream11 link’ with fake UVA T20 League WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update CricketBCCIIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020Sport TAGSBCCIDream11Indian Premier LeagueIPL – Dream11IPL 2020UVA T20 League SHARE Cricket ENG-W vs IND-W: Sneh Rana reveals England sledged a lot but we did not pay attention WTC Final: Sunil Gavaskar reacts to Ajinkya Rahane dismissal says, ‘Only explanation is that he was going for his fifty’ Cricket According to Indian Express, In a communication to the Mohali Police, assessed by the paper, the ACU said: “There is also chance that Dream11 may be linked. We think the kits used might have been from a previous Dream11 tourna-ment. All of the kits had “Dream11” on the back – there is clearly a chance that these could have been forged, but two sides had tape covering up the Dream11 sign. This is strange: if someone was forging it and didn’t want two sides to have it displayed then arguably, they wouldn’t print in the first place.” Facebook Twitter Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Bernardeschi denied by the upright as Italy come close to doubling advantage; Follow Live Updates Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket Cricket PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE – How to watch Pakistan Super League Playoffs Live Streaming on your Mobile, Laptop Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – July 10, 2020 Cricket Cricket BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Previous articleCricket Business: Pakistan Cricket Board ‘forced’ to sell team sponsorship at lower priceNext articleECS T10 Stockholm Botkyrka live: NAC vs MCC LIVE Dream11 Team Prediction, Squads, Who will win today match Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football “With the regard to FanCode, we would also question their involvement,” the letter said.When contacted, BCCI’s Anti- Corruption Unit (ACU) chief Ajit Singh Shekhawat confirmed that the unit provided pointers to the Mohali Police.After Indian Express report, InsideSport also reached out to FanCode to sought their take on the entire matter.According to the FanCode spokesperson, ‘We also were duped by the organizers. As soon as it was revealed that the league was fake, we immediately stopped all streaming on the platform”Dream11 one of the biggest cricket spenders Dream11 which has reached unicorn status in its valuation has been one of the biggest spenders on Indian cricket both on-ground as well as for on-air advertising. The leading fantasy platform of the country is currently central sponsor for IPL for which they are paying in a range of 38-40 Cr per annum to the board. Other than this Dream11 is also the BCCI’S Associate partner for the Indian cricket team matches played at home. Not only this, the brand from last few years have emerged as biggest on-advertiser on cricket.Other than this Dream11 is associated with various international cricket boards including NewZealand Cricket either as its sponsor or fantasy sports partner. PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Devon Conway smashes fifty; R Ashwin gets Latham- NZ 101/1 (46 ovs)- Follow Live Updates by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! 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According to a report in leading English Daily The Indian Express, Indian cricket board’s anti-corruption unit (ACU) provided inputs to Mohali police suggesting the platform may have ‘links’ to the fake T20 league they are investigating. The ACU has asked the investigators to look into the role of Dream11 and streaming platform FanCode.The said league was announced in the name of Sri Lanka Cricket and it was claimed many international Sri Lankan cricketers will be playing the tournament. The league which was claimed to be played in Sri Lanka actually was being played in a local club ground in Sawara village close to Mohali. Streaming platform FanCode live streamed the league on the opening day. As soon as SLC cried foul and declared that they don’t have any association with the league the entire matter came to fore. BCCI’s Anti Corruption Unit questions Dream11 role in the fake T20 LeagueIt is worth noting that FanCode the streaming partner of the FAKE UVA T20 league is owned by Dream Sports which also owns India’s leading fantasy platform Dream11. Cricket
Blue flame: Hamish Watson takes on Gareth Davies during Scotland’s win in Llanelli last October (Getty) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Macleod, in fact, was told he had been picked for his Test debut, only to rupture his achilles tendon shortly afterwards in training. So Aaron Wainwright comes into the back row and will provide a valuable option in a lineout that has struggled all season.James Botham and Willis Halaholo, both summoned to the squad this week, are among the replacements. The uncapped Halaholo, 30, had been selected for a non-cap International against the Barbarians 15 months ago, only to drop out with a long-term knee injury.Willis Halaholo, the bruising Cardiff Blues centre, is poised to win a first cap off the bench (Inpho)What have the coaches said?Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend: “We have an opportunity against Wales to continue the positive start to the Guinness Six Nations we made last week against England.“It was a very encouraging performance at Twickenham and the squad performed to a level which has to be the benchmark throughout the tournament. Wales are also coming into this game after a win and will have the same objective, so it will be a tough challenge as always.“Both teams were involved in physical contests last weekend, and that is evidenced by the injuries Wales and ourselves have picked up. For us, we are able to bring in three quality players in Blade, James and Darcy. They have been training well and are highly motivated to make the most of this opportunity.On Redpath’s injury: “With it being a neck issue, you are just waiting to see how it recovers.“There’s a neural element there and we’re waiting to get his strength back before he returns to full training. But we’re hopeful he’ll have a part to play in the championship later on.”Nick Tompkins, a sub against Scotland in Llanelli last October, gets a start on Saturday (Getty Images)Wales head coach Wayne Pivac: “We’re pleased to have kicked the tournament off with a victory last weekend and to be heading to Scotland with a win behind us.“We continue to build and to move forward and it’s great to do that from a position of winning. It’s a quick six-day turnaround but we’re looking forward to getting back out there.“We’ve picked up a couple of injuries but we see it as more of an opportunity for those coming into the side. We have to feel extremely disappointed for Josh (Macleod), who we selected to start and to win his first cap only to be ruled out later that day through injury.”Any interesting statistics?Scotland are seeking their fifth consecutive championship win – something they haven’t achieved since 1984They have conceded just five tries in their past six championship matches. They conceded an average of 14.8 points at Murrayfield in 2020 – their third-lowest figure in a calendar year in the pro eraWales recorded a 90% tackle success rate last weekend – the best rate of round oneThe Scots are aiming to record back-to-back tournament wins against Wales for the first time since 2002-03They have scored only six tries in their last seven home Six Nations games v WalesDuhan van der Merwe has bagged four tries in his first five starts for Scotland, only failing to score against France in that run. He’s beaten 25 defenders in those five games 3091 – @Scotlandteam captain @StuartWHOGG_ gained 88 metres with ball in hand against England, taking him past @sergioparisse (3,088) as the player to gain the most in @SixNationsRugby history (3,091). Pole. pic.twitter.com/s264lkuSX5— OptaJonny (@OptaJonny) February 8, 2021 Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. After their historic win at Twickenham, Scotland go into today’s Six Nations clash with a surge of self-belief. But Wales, too, are looking to make it two wins from two… Justin Tipuric made 29 tackles in Wales’ win over Ireland – the most by any player in the championship since Guilhem Guirado’s 31 against Ireland in 2018Scotland were the only side not to lose a lineout (15/15) on the opening weekend. Wales lost more than any other side (four)Scotland made 29 tackle breaks against England last weekend – more than anyone elseWales have lost their last six away games, conceding 30 points a game in that spell. The last time they endured a worse away run was the ten-match losing streak in 2006-07Four of the last six championship meetings have been decided by seven points or fewerScottish lock Scott Cummings recorded 45 breakdown arrivals against England – no other player hit 40-plus attacking rucks in round oneWhat time does it kick off and is it on TV?Scotland v Wales, Saturday 13 February, BT MurrayfieldThe match kicks off at 4.45pm and will be broadcast live on BBC1 and S4C. There will be radio commentary on BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru, plus live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app.England’s Matt Carley takes the whistle, assisted in the truck by TMO Karl Dickson. Both men were on duty for last weekend’s Italy-France game in Rome. The assistant referees are Pascal Gauzere of France and Italy’s Andrea Piardi.English referee Matthew Carley on duty for Italy v France at the Stadio Olimpico last weekend (Inpho)What are the line-ups?Scotland: Stuart Hogg (capt); Darcy Graham, Chris Harris, James Lang, Duhan van der Merwe; Finn Russell, Ali Price; Rory Sutherland, George Turner, Zander Fagerson, Scott Cummings, Jonny Gray, Blade Thomson, Hamish Watson, Matt Fagerson.Replacements: 16 David Cherry, 17 Oli Kebble, 18 WP Nel, 19 Richie Gray, 20 Gary Graham, 21 Scott Steele, 22 Jaco van der Walt, 23 Huw Jones.Wales: Leigh Halfpenny; Louis Rees-Zammit, Owen Watkin, Nick Tompkins, Liam Williams; Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), Aaron Wainwright, Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau.Replacements: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Rhodri Jones, 18 Leon Brown, 19 Will Rowlands, 20 James Botham, 21 Kieran Hardy, 22 Callum Sheedy, 23 Uilisi Halaholo. Scotland v Wales in the 1971 5 Nations – a helter-skelter of a match that could have gone either way. pic.twitter.com/vPGuodjlkZ— BBC ScrumV (@BBCScrumV) February 13, 2021What’s the big team news?Scotland make three changes from the side that regained the Calcutta Cup. Jamie Ritchie and Sean Maitland, who both came off at Twickenham with muscle tightness, are listed as injured.Scarlets back-row Blade Thomson, who faced Italy and Ireland last autumn, comes in at six while Edinburgh’s Darcy Graham replaces Maitland in the back three.The biggest surprise is the third injury absentee, Redpath, who played the full 80 last weekend without any apparent discomfort. It emerged that he has a neck injury. Harlequins’ James Lang steps in for the Bath youngster at 12, with Townsend retaining the same replacements bench from round one.Injuries have forced significant changes to the Wales back division. Johnny Williams and Hallom Amos (both head injuries), George North (foot) and Tomas Williams (hamstring) all drop out of last weekend’s XV. North had been set to win his 100th Welsh cap.With Jonathan Davies also missing with an ankle injury, Owen Watkin and Nick Tompkins form a new-look midfield pairing. Liam Williams makes a timely return after suspension to fill a wing spot and Gareth Davies steps into the nine shirt, with Scarlets team-mate Kieran Hardy installed on the bench.Dan Lydiate’s cruel ACL injury last weekend might have opened the door for Josh Navidi or Josh Macleod at blindside, but they are both injured too. Six Nations Wales v Scotland previewOnly three teams can still win a 2021 Six Nations Grand Slam – and two of them meet in a fascinating Murrayfield match-up this afternoon (4.45pm).All the aces, seemingly, lie with Scotland. Since losing narrowly to England in apocalyptic conditions in Edinburgh a year ago, they have reeled off championship wins against Italy, France, Wales and England.Last weekend’s success at Twickenham – only their fifth there in history – has rightly been dubbed an “11-6 thrashing”, such was the Scots’ control. Their 62% possession, founded on a rock-solid set-piece, was the highest figure in the tournament across the last two editions.Sir Clive Woodward called the result a “game changer” for coach Gregor Townsend and it sparked talk of a healthy Scottish representation in this year’s Lions squad, something not seen so far this century. The likes of Stuart Hogg, Finn Russell and Hamish Watson are viewed as shoo-ins. But now men like Matt Fagerson, Duhan van Der Merwe and even one-cap centre Cameron Redpath – absent this weekend – are being tossed into the debate.Cameron Redpath leads Scotland off after his Test debut last weekend at Twickenham (Getty Images)Are people getting ahead of themselves? Certainly Wales won’t mind seeing all the plaudits being heaped on their opponents. They may point to Scotland’s fallibility at box-kick exits, or the opportunities offered by their occasionally narrow defence. They will be conscious of Scotland’s regular failure to rack up points, their red-zone efficiency the poorest out of any side in round one apart from England.In contrast, Wales created two opportunities worthy of the name against Ireland and took them both. They showed great heart to turn the tide against the Irish, the likes of Alun Wyn Jones, Tomas Francis and Justin Tipuric producing towering defensive performances.However, there is an asterisk against the victory because of the red card doled out to Peter O’Mahony after 14 minutes. Wales should be winning a game against 14 men.Related content: Peter O’Mahony sent off against WalesAnd Wayne Pivac’s side has had more than the drawback of a six-day turnaround to worry about. Injuries have deprived them of numerous options in midfield and the back row, as well as their best scrum-half (see team news for details).Justin Tipuric wins lineout ball against Ireland, a match distorted by an early dismissal (Getty Images)Murrayfield holds no fears for Wales, having won on five of their past six visits. But recent meetings have been tight. That includes last October’s delayed 2020 Six Nations clash when Scotland triumphed 14-10, their first win in the Principality since 2002. Stuart McInally’s second-half try from a driving maul proved decisive that day.Not since 1996, when Townsend was playing, have Scotland won their first two matches of a championship. A week after breaking a 38-year Twickenham hoodoo, they will hope to break that 25-year hoodoo so they can head to Paris later this month still dreaming big.What are the odds?Scotland are favourites for this match, with odds of 8-15 on Bet365. A Wales win is 13-8 while the draw is 20-1. If you fancy putting some money on the fixture, Bet365 have a welcome bonus of up to £100 in Bet Credits.Minimum deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Minimum odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.Over-18s only. BeGambleAware.
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Charities e-commerce group Howard Lake | 1 May 2000 | News 16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Members and prospective members of the Charities E-commerce group are reminded to contact convenor Gareth Edwards if they are interested in pursuing the bulk-purchase from e-tailers idea. Contact Gareth Edwards.
10 marathons in 10 days for Sense 21 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 February 2007 | News Tagged with: Events Tony said: “I’m not going to be running flat out every day. There’ll be teashops to visit en route and the odd pint in the evenings I’m sure. However, I’m really going to push myself on marathon day as I currently hold the club marathon record and I don’t want to lose it!”Tony is aiming to raise £3,500 for Sense by running the marathon, and is hoping his running challenge will attract further support along the way from the public. 57-year-old Tony Hodgson from Llantellyd, North West Wales is planning to run the equivalent of ten marathons – 262 miles – to raise funds for Sense, the national deafblind charity. This will get him from his home to the starting line of the Flora London Marathon on 22 April 2007.Tony will begin his journey for Sense on 11 April 2007. He was moved to fundraise for the charity after hearing how it had helped support a local family whose son had been born blind and deaf.Tony’s route will take him across Wales to Shropshire, dipping south to Birmingham and joining the Grand Union Canal, which will lead to the Thames and onto London. This will his eighth marathon. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Facebook Print Linkedin Ellen Moore“We were experiments, young naive women having our first babies.”That’s how former Shannon resident Ellen Moore expresses her ordeal with symphysiotomy. It is estimated that 1,500 Irish women unknowingly and without consent underwent the barbaric practice during childbirth between 1944—1992. It involved a surgeon deliberately breaking the woman’s pelvis to make delivery easier. Most survivors were left with severe lifelong-after effects, including extreme pain, impaired mobility, incontinence, and depression.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ellen, now 70, has had severe pain, bowl incontinence and more than 20 operations since she had her eldest child at the age of 22 in 1965.“I didn’t know what was going on. You didn’t discuss women’s things back then. I went to Tullamore hospital with my husband Mike. I was in labour for 12 hours. All I remember is hearing the angelus ringing out as I was wheeled into a room. The doctor told the nurse to hold me down by the shoulders and my feet were put in stirrups. I blacked out. From that day to this I have had unbearable pain and incontinence. My five children have had to contend with ‘Mommy’s issue’ every time I soiled myself. I have trouble walking. I have missed communions, confirmations and weddings. I am largely housebound. I had a colostomy bag fitted in 1991. It has been horrific,” said Ellen who now lives in Ballyvaughan County Clare with her husband Mike.The great-grandmother of three and grandmother of nine said it was not until 2010 when she saw a Primetime documentary on symphysiotomy that she realised what had happened to her.“I started shaking. I said ‘O Lord save us that’s me!.’ I called the helpline and am now a member of the Survivors of Symphysiotomy (SoS) group. To this day I have received absolutely no apology, no culpability and no compensation from anyone for the barbaric procedure that was carried out against my will. It has been a horrific life in which my husband and children have suffered as a result,”Last week SoS said that survivors will not be cooperating with any Magdalene type redress scheme following a meeting with Health Minister James Reilly.Chairperson of SoS, Marie O’Connor said: “The women involved refuse to go blindfolded into a scheme and refuse to be shafted. At no stage during the meeting did Minister Reilly condemn the practice of symphysiotomy,”SoS is calling for the lifting of the Statute of Limitations to allow them rapid access to the courts to seek justice. It is expected that the long-awaited report on the outdated surgical procedure will be published in late Autumn. For more information see www.sos-symphysiotomy.com Advertisement Twitter Email No vaccines in Limerick yet WhatsApp Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended NewsSurvivor of Symphysiotomy says we were experimentsBy Guest Writer – August 16, 2013 729 Previous articleSuperblues shoot out at Milford Hospice Harvest FairNext articleHonours for JFK and Brian Ború Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie First Irish death from Coronavirus TAGSEllen MoorefeaturedMarie O’ConnorSurvivors of Symphysiotomy (SoS) groupsymphysiotomy Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL
News UpdatesDeath Of 800 Olive Ridley Sea Turtles In Odisha: Orissa High Court Registers Suo Moto PIL Sparsh Upadhyay24 Feb 2021 6:35 AMShare This – xThe Orissa High Court on Tuesday (23rd February) registered suo-moto PIL [In Re : Olive Ridley Turtles] taking into cognizance Down to Earth Magazine’s report (dated 04th February) based on the death of around 800 Olive Ridley sea turtles. The Bench of Chief Justice Dr. S. Muralidhar and Justice B. P. Routray issued notices to the Government of Odisha, among others, to apprise the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Orissa High Court on Tuesday (23rd February) registered suo-moto PIL [In Re : Olive Ridley Turtles] taking into cognizance Down to Earth Magazine’s report (dated 04th February) based on the death of around 800 Olive Ridley sea turtles. The Bench of Chief Justice Dr. S. Muralidhar and Justice B. P. Routray issued notices to the Government of Odisha, among others, to apprise the Court of the steps taken to deal with the crisis on an urgent basis. DTE’s Report The DTE’s report (authored by Ashis Senapati) mentions the death of 800 Olive Ridley in Odisha since January this year in the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary, the world’s largest rookery of the sea turtles. The Report also mentions that turtles are dying after getting stuck in fishing nets. Many of the dead turtles bore injuries and were found trapped in a trawl or gill nets. Importantly, the article goes on to state that a large number of sea turtles are in danger due to the presence of plastic, polythene and other litter at the sanctuary as well as the Rushikulya beach, which is another nesting site for the Olive Ridley species. It has also been stated that many fishermen are dumping damaged fishing nets, plastic bottles, polythene and other hazardous materials into the ocean. Further, the Report mentions that the carcasses of the dead turtles are emanating a foul smell on the beaches, thus turning away the visitors and that forest officials are burying the dead turtles in shallow pits, and that the beach is littered with dead Olive Ridley sea turtles. Court’s observations The Court observed that it had examined this issue more than 25 years ago, wherein a detailed order was passed on 14th May 1998. Also, in Biswajit Mohanty v. State of Orissa [O.J.C. No. 14889 of 1998], the Court had issued a large number of directions. Significantly, when the Court realized that its directions required constant monitoring for their implementation, it had revived the petition and the last of the orders issued is dated 7th March, 2003. However, for some reason, the petition does not appear to have been listed thereafter. Thus, registering the instant suo-moto PIL, the Court found it appropriate to revive the issue to ensure that the threat caused to the Olive Ridley turtles that have been visiting the beaches of Odisha over many years are not endangered and that the general health of the coast is improved and preserved. The Court also remarked, “It is a matter of concern that despite several directions having been issued over the years, nothing much appears to have happened to improve the situation.” The Court also noted that the DTE’s report refers to the Government of Odisha imposing a ban on fishing activities in the Gahiramatha Marine Sanctuary upto 20 kilometers off the shore from 1st November 2020 to 31st May 2021. “Despite the State claiming that surprise raids are being carried out to implement the above ban order, clearly not enough has been done”, remarked the Court. Thus, the Court issued Notices to: – Government of Odisha through the Secretary, Department of Environment and Forests,Assistant Conservator or Forests, Mangrove Forest Division (WL), Rajnagar; Additional District Magistrate, Kendrapara; Deputy Director, Fisheries (SBW) and the Collector, Kendrapara to apprise the Court on the next date of the steps taken to deal with the crisis mentioned in the article in question, on an urgent basis. The Court appointed Advocate Mohit Agarwal, as Amicus Curiae to assist the Court in the matter. The matter has been listed for further hearing on 26th February, 2021. Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Story