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News UpdatesWhen It Comes To Fundamental Rights Of Prisoners It Is Not An Adversarial Litigation, It Is The Duty Of State: Bombay High Court Sharmeen Hakim28 Jan 2021 7:06 AMShare This – xCan the continued detention or incarceration of an undertrial be detrimental to his health? The Bombay High Court is likely to answer this question while deciding 81-year-old poet-activist, Dr Varavara Rao’s bail application on medical grounds. A division bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale on Thursday repeatedly asked the State as well as the National Investigating Agency…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?LoginCan the continued detention or incarceration of an undertrial be detrimental to his health? The Bombay High Court is likely to answer this question while deciding 81-year-old poet-activist, Dr Varavara Rao’s bail application on medical grounds. A division bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale on Thursday repeatedly asked the State as well as the National Investigating Agency their main apprehension against Rao’s release, keeping in mind Rao’s advanced age and neurological issues, and if those apprehensions could be met with strict bail conditions. “The fact that he is 82, suffers from cerebral atrophy… We are examining if we can we take this a step further to ask what is the quality of life of a person aged 82? Can continued incarceration be detrimental to the health of an undertrial.” Justice Pitale said. The Court clarified that whatever was said on Thursday was only for the purpose of discussion and should not be misconstrued otherwise. Case Background Varavara Rao is booked under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act along with several other activists, in the 2018 Elgar Parishad – Maoist links case. The Court is currently hearing three petitions; two petitions filed by Rao for bail and one by his wife P Hemlatha for a declaration that Rao’s fundamental rights to health, dignity and life, and thereby his rights, under Article 21of the Constitution of India have been violated by prison officials. She has claimed that the prison officials have neglected to give him the timely treatment required. Rao is currently under the care of Nanavati super speciality Hospital. The hearing on Thursday began with the Court examining a fresh report of Nanavati Super speciality Hospital. Additional Solicitor General, Anil Singh, appearing for NIA said that Rao’s medical condition is stable as per his latest report and medication is underway. Moreover, if the State has proposed to directly shift him to JJ Hospital, his bail application must be rejected. Justice Shinde stated that Rao was shifted from JJ Hospital to Nanavati Hospital, “We are not comparing but…” Singh clarified that Rao was shifted to Nanavati last year because he tested positive for coronavirus. “It is one of the best hospitals for covid, therefore he was taken there.” Justice Shinde then pointed out that even at Taloja Prison Hospital, Rao’s catheter was not changed for over three months. Singh said it was his submission that the State had provided adequate medical treatment to Rao and shifted him to the hospital as and when it was required. Moreover, if the court were to grant Rao bail on medical grounds, the court would be required to conclude that the State was incapable of taking care of him. Justice Shinde then said that it is for the State, as well as the NIA, to take Rao’s health into consideration. “If something happens to him, it is a great matter of concern..” The Court further asked the State not to consider issues involving the fundamental rights of prisoners as adversarial litigations, “When it comes to fundamental rights of the prisoners it is not an adversarial litigation, it is the duty of the state.” “But the court does needs to consider the seriousness of the offence, even if it is bail on medical grounds.” Singh said. He also eventually went on to read the allegations against Rao in the chargesheet. Summarising Singh’s arguments Justice Pitale said that according to NIA, the court will have to give a finding that the State is incapable of taking care of the undertrial only then the medical bail can be granted. “The fact that he is 82, suffers from cerebral atrophy… We are examining if we can we take this a step further to ask what is the quality of life of a person aged 82? Can continued incarceration be detrimental to the health of an undertrial.” Justice Pitale said, adding, “The court is faced with the situation that if we reject bail on this position of law and then he may need to be taken to Nanavati Hospital again.” The Court repeatedly asked the State’s main apprehension against Rao’s release, especially if stringent conditions were imposed, like keeping him within the jurisdiction of the court (within Maharashtra). “Can the State’s apprehensions not be met with strict bail conditions? He may not go back home.” Justice Pitale said. Singh submitted that old age cannot be used as a ground for bail, especially when Rao’s condition is stable. “At the cost of repetition, many prisoners above the age of 80 are in jail. This issue was raised in another petition as well. The court, after discussing in detail, was satisfied that all provisions are made in jail.” Justice Shinde said the bench was wondering if “some workable solution could be brought…We have to consider law and humanity and then strike a balance.” Singh said that it was a matter of “national security” and the court could look at the seriousness of the allegations. “But that is why there is a distinction between regular bail and medical bail.” Justice Shinde said. Singh insisted that the court could impose conditions regarding Rao’s treatment in JJ Hospital. “Put whatever conditions.” Singh then cited the case of spiritual leader Aasaram Bapu whose was denied bail considering the seriousness of the offence. Asaram has since been sentenced to life imprisonment. “My argument is that instead of imposing conditions on him [for bail], impose conditions on the State on how he has to be kept in the prison ward… we will be bound by those conditions.” Singh submitted. The Court then adjourned the case for February 3, with a rider that the Bench’s comments during the proceeding were only for the purpose of discussion. Next Story
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Four years ago, the Class of 2010 arrived on Notre Dame’s campus, ready to make new friends and start a new life beneath the shadow of the Golden Dome.Now, as Commencement approaches, seniors say they are ready to move on but will miss the community they have found here on campus.“My favorite part of Notre Dame is the people I’ve met here,” said Jenny Heil, a senior from Pasquerilla West Hall. “I’ve made phenomenal friends, and I’ll miss them all. I’ve gotten the chance to meet all kinds of people, and I’ll miss those faces you pass every day as well.”Pasquerilla West senior Lauren Demeter also said she will miss the community she has found at Notre Dame.“I don’t think the Golden Dome epitomizes Notre Dame. I think the group of people does,” she said.Senior Scott Andrews, a resident assistant (RA) in Siegfried Hall, said his senior experience was unique because of his ability to help build dorm community as an RA.“Being an RA was awesome because my last everything was my freshmen’s first everything,” Andrews said. “I got to be a senior but also relive everything that was exciting freshman year.”Andrews said dorm life is one of the things he’ll remember most about Notre Dame.“Siegfried is only a cinderblock building, but it’s home. I never thought I’d become attached to one place so much,” he said. Although students had mixed feelings about the end results of many football games, they said the sense of spirit Notre Dame students share is exceptional, and cannot be found at other schools.“My favorite football memory over the last four years was at the UCLA game in 2006. I’ll always remember that touchdown pass to Jeff Samardzija with seconds left in the game,” said Kevin Hurley, a senior from Dillon Hall. “I’ll definitely come back for games in the future. I plan on going to four games next year — two at Notre Dame and two in New York.”Andrews said Notre Dame football contributes to the overall college experience.“We have that class unity and camaraderie,” he said. “My single favorite football memory was the Michigan State away game either my sophomore or junior year. We won, and there was a roar [of cheering] you could hear all the way across campus. Now I could understand that for a home game, but for an away game that’s really something special.” Breen Phillips senior Nicole Overton said she will miss spending time studying what she loves and meeting others interested in the same subject.“I’m an anthropology major and I just love it,” Overton said. “Professor McKenna’s Intro to Anthropology Class really got me interested. In Human Osteology, I got to work with actual human bones. I love coming back and telling my friends about what I did in class.”Most students said they will not be sad to leave behind the gray South Bend sky, whipping wind across South Quad and endless months of snow and cold.Andrew Baroody, a senior in Siegfried Hall, said what he won’t miss about Notre Dame is “the weather.”He will, however, miss being so close to everything all at once — food, friends and entertainment. With friends next door and LaFortune Student Center a short walk away, Baroody said he thinks a Notre Dame student truly has everything he or she needs.At Notre Dame, dorm life plays a central role in a student’s social experience. But some seniors said they have made some of their deepest friendships through activities outside of the dorm.Demeter said she enjoyed trying out all kinds of clubs and organizations during her four years, and she said she did not dedicate all of her time to one particular extracurricular.“There wasn’t one thing that I was involved in specifically,” she said. “That’s pretty typical of a Notre Dame student.”But Pasquerilla West senior Katie Matic said she devoted at least 20 hours a week to Mock Trial.“The best memory was our 12-hour bus ride to Memphis for Nationals this year,” Matic said. “Just all the laughing and fooling around. I’ll always remember that.”Leaving college, Matic said she knows she will also be leaving a tight-knit community that runs on its own schedule, a schedule she has gotten used to over the years.“It’s awesome living with your friends in college and enjoying the experiences that happen late at night, like going to get ravioli from the Huddle at two in the morning.” she said. “I’ll miss that.”Seniors said they agree that while they will miss friends, the Notre Dame campus and power-walks to DeBartolo Hall, they are ready to move on to the next phase in their lives.“I’ll miss Notre Dame a lot, but I’m going to law school next year, ” Matic said. “I’m ready for the next step.”
Those looking for relief from July’s unrelenting heat aren’t likely to find it anytime soon. Average temperatures during July were about 1 to 2 degrees above normal and are projected to be slightly warmer in August. Just a little hotter than normalIn July, temperatures across Georgia were above normal almost everywhere. In Atlanta, the monthly average temperature was 81.3 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees above normal); Athens, 82 F (1.4 degrees above normal); Columbus, 83.7 F (1.2 degrees above normal); Macon, 83.8 F (2 degrees above normal); Savannah, 83.7 F (1.1 degrees above normal); Alma, 83 F (1 degree above normal); Augusta, 83.6 F (2 degrees above normal); Albany, 83.7 F (1.3 degrees above normal); Rome, 81.1 F (1.5 degrees above normal); and Valdosta, 83.1 F (1.7 degrees above normal). Macon was the eighth-warmest July in 119 years of record. Alma, Georgia, broke its record for a nighttime high temperature on July 21, with 78 F. The previous high minimum on that date was 76 F, set in 1995. Several other high and high minimum temperatures were tied in July. Drought expandsThe highest monthly total precipitation, according to National Weather Service reporting stations, was 10.08 inches in Valdosta at 3.45 inches above normal, and the lowest was in Macon at 1.56 inches, 3.39 inches below normal. Atlanta received 5.01 inches of precipitation (0.26 inches below normal); Athens, 5.08 inches (0.61 inches above normal); Columbus, 2.24 inches (2.52 below normal); Savannah, 5.36 inches (0.24 below normal); Alma, 5.48 inches (0.15 above normal); Brunswick, 9.22 inches (5.14 above normal); Albany, 4.53 inches (0.93 below normal); Rome, 3.12 inches (1.20 below normal); and Augusta, 3.52 inches (0.81 inches below normal). Columbus has its eighth-driest July in its recorded 114 years, and Macon was the 10th-driest in 119 years of record, according to the Southeast Regional Climate Center’s perspectives tool at sercc.com/perspectives?user=true. One daily rainfall record was set in July. Brunswick received 2.18 inches on July 25, breaking its old record of 1.58 inches, set in 1983. The highest single-day rainfall, according to Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) volunteers, was 4.75 inches near Colbert in Oglethorpe County on July 3, followed by 4.25 and 4.20 inches recorded by two observers on Tybee Island in Chatham County on July 24. The highest monthly total rainfall was 11.95 inches, observed south of Savannah in Chatham County. Several other observers in the same area recorded totals in excess of 11 inches. Severe weather was observed on 24 out of 31 days during July. All reports involved scattered wind damage, except for reports of hail on July 2 and 14. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows drought increased across the state in July. Drought conditions in south Georgia are expected to be reduced by rainfall the beginning of August, but drought in the central part of the state may get worse in August as that area gets missed by the rains falling farther south. Farmers welcomed the rain that did fall across the state in July, although frequent showers in some areas hampered hay production. Heavy irrigation was evident in the driest areas as crops hit their peak water needs.For more information, please visit the “Climate and Agriculture in the South East” blog at blog.extension.uga.edu/climate/ or the new web page at gaclimate.org . Email weather and climate impacts on agriculture for sharing on the blog to [email protected]
increased funding by gambling operators for research, education and treatment of gambling-related harm, in the absence of which the Government will consider introducing a mandatory levy on gambling operators._________________David Clifton – Director – Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited StumbleUpon a major two-year responsible gambling advertising campaign, funded by gambling operators, Share new advertising guidelines, to be drawn up by the Committees of Advertising Practice to help protect those at risk of problem gambling and under 18 year olds,restrictions to ensure that gambling content and channels cannot be accessed by under-18s via social media, and David CliftonOn 31 October, Gambling Minister Tracey Crouch announced the launch of a 12-week consultation on proposals for changes to gaming machines and social responsibility measures that will run until 23 January 2018. The consultation covers Government proposals relating to:maximum stakes and prizes for all categories of gaming machines permitted under the Gambling Act 2005 (including a reduction in the maximum stakes on FOBTs),allocations of gaming machines permitted in all licensed premises under the Gambling Act 2005, andsocial responsibility measures for the industry as a whole to minimise the risk of gambling-related harm.This long-awaited announcement follows a year-long review of gaming machines and social responsibility measures that commenced in October 2016. The stated objective of that review was to ensure the right balance between a sector that can grow and contribute to the economy, and one that is socially responsible and doing all it should to protect consumers and communities.The announcement brought little cheer to the gambling industry as a whole and, arguably, even less to the betting sector, even though the immediate post-announcement upward movement share price of both William Hill and Ladbrokes Coral betrayed a sense of relief that the news on FOBTs was not even worse.What is clear from the Minister’s foreword to the consultation is that the Government believes there to be a clear need to “ensure that appropriate measures are in place to protect the vulnerable people that are exposed by the current weaknesses in protections” with the consequence that, insofar as industry requests for more liberalised machine restrictions and entitlements are concerned, it is “not minded to bring forward significant changes at this time”. What is also clear is that the Government will not introduce any changes in gambling policy that benefit the industry unless they are evidence-based. The Minister emphasised this when she said: “while the Government welcomes ideas for socially responsible growth, any proposals must be backed up with clear evidence of adequate player protections and effective risk management strategies”.Therein lies the challenge for the retail betting sector, bearing in mind that the consultation invites views on a range of options on reducing the maximum stake on FOBTs from £100 to somewhere between £2 and £50. The challenge presented by the consultation document is that on the one hand, the Government “cannot ignore the evidence put forward as part of the call for evidence to support action, or the persistent concerns from many stakeholders and local communities about these types of gaming machines [i.e. FOBTs] and their potential impact on players and wider communities” and, on the other hand:it is perceived by the Government that the retail betting sector has provided little evidence that self-regulatory measures introduced since 2013 have made any significant impact on the rates of problem gambling, or on the degree of harm experienced by individuals, andit is unclear whether the 2015 £50 staking regulations, requiring greater interaction between betting office staff and customers, have had a measurable impact on harm.As a result, the Government is concerned that the measures taken to date by the sector do nothing to counter the wider social impact and the potential amplification of harm for those living in the most deprived communities. It now wants operators to encourage customers to set voluntary time and spend limits, with hard stops when limits are met, and to utilise algorithms to “identify problematic play”.It has also asked the Gambling Commission for more information about how better tracking and monitoring of play on FOBTs can help with interventions to protect players and if spin speed on games such as roulette should be looked at with a view to reducing “the potential for large losses on the machines and the risk of harm to both the player and wider communities in which these machines are located, such as the increased health costs associated with problem gambling”. It also wants to see the gambling industry establish a process with the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board, GambleAware and the Gambling Commission in which data on how gaming machines are played is routinely shared, for the purposes of monitoring, evaluation and research, with a view to both improving methods of identifying harmful play on all gaming machines that enable high losses and developing interventions to help players who might be suffering harm.The retail betting sector, therefore, has limited time in which to effect improvements in each of the above respects and to collate evidence of the type that is presently missing, at least in the Government’s eyes. Whilst some commentators believe that the likely outcome is a reduction in the maximum stake on FOBTs to £30 or £50, I am not so sure. The consultation document presents a number of minimum stake options and, based on industry data, an indication in the case of each option of the percentages of players identified as (a) problem gamblers, (b) at risk of harm and (c) neither problem nor moderate/low-risk gamblers. That appears to present compelling evidence to a Government set on greater player protections that a reduction of the maximum stake to £2 on all B2 content would be the most appropriate option to pursue. My money is on a £10 or less maximum stake, which would be in line with the range identified in September by Breon Corcoran, Chief Executive of Paddy Power Betfair, which must surely have been regarded by Government as an admission by industry that social responsibility concerns outweigh the economic concerns around betting shop closures, job losses and a reduction in Treasury receipts from machine games duty.The online sector faces challenging times too, having attracted a good deal of regulatory concerns over the last year, including alleged unfair terms and misleading practices around sign-up and free bet promotions that are currently being investigated by the Competition and Markets Authority, and culminating in the recent eye-watering penalty packages for social responsibility and other shortcomings suffered by 888 and Gala Interactive, and to a lesser extent by Stan James Online. As a consequence, it is no surprise that the following measures are now being proposed: Submit Share changes next year to the Gambling Commission’s LCCP designed to create more robust customer protections,
MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Adam Wilson – BookeeAdam Wilson, Co-founder of swipe-to-bet mobile app Bookee, said that his enterprise is in a healthy condition and will return to business once the start-up finds a new platform provider.Bookee has been forced to cease UK operations following the decision by its platform supplier EveryMatrix to terminate its B2C licences for remote betting and casino services.The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) had enforced that EveryMatrix suspend its white-label services, undertaking a compliance review of its ‘customer interaction frameworks’ in-line with section 18.2 of the Gambling Act 2005. This Wednesday, Bookee notified its customers that it had been forced to cease its UK operations due to EveryMatrix’s B2C termination.The abrupt closure would see Adam Wilson publish an open statement on LinkedIn underlining Bookee’s proven credentials within the online betting sector.“This note is not to drum up sympathy, but rather to raise awareness that white label agreements come with a certain amount of freedom whilst also providing a distinct lack of control,” he wrote.“We built a brand from scratch on a shoestring budget and went from taking micro stakes to over £20m in bets staked over a 3 year period. In that time we won 3 awards, saw 100s of thousands of bets placed, and over 15million bet cards were swiped!”Launched in November 2016, Bookee’s aim is to unpack clustered wagering markets through simplified customer engagements and bet type referrals delivered through its mobile app.Despite the setback, Wilson states that “Bookee will be back, perhaps in a different guise, but it will be back!”Concluding the update on a positive note, Bookee’s Co-founder reveals that start-up will be launching a new product within the coming months, stating: “It’s awesome. We can’t wait to share it with the world.” Share Share Related Articles Erik Nyman joins EveryMatrix as US lead August 6, 2020 PartnerMatrix drives user engagement with two new deals August 13, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon
APTN National NewsHe’s been called one of Canada’s most controversial chiefs.But he says his confrontational stance is the only way to deal with the federal government.Some say he’s a joke, some say he’s the real deal, and now Terry Nelson is using his reputation as a political brawler to run for national chief.APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson has this story.