Paf reduces reliance on highest-risk players as profits grow

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling Casino & games 17th April 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Åland Islands-based operator Paf has seen the number of customers who lost €30,000 or more fall in 2019 to just 0.04% of its players, with revenue from the segment falling 67.2% to €3.2m. Regions: Europe Nordics Finland Paf reduces reliance on highest-risk players as profits grow Åland Islands-based operator Paf has seen the number of customers who lost €30,000 or more fall in 2019 to just 0.04% of its players, with revenue from the segment falling 67.2% to €3.2m.In an initiative it started in 2018, Paf broke down its customer data by net spending level.It forms part of a wider effort to better protect players, that has also seen it set mandatory loss limits of €25,000 for customers across all jursidictions. The operator claims voluntary limit-setting is far less effective than strictly imposed controls.In 2019, customers who lost more than €30,000 made up just 0.04% of Paf’s customers, down from 0.13% in 2018. These customers accounted for €3.2m of the operator’s €102.8m gross gaming revenue for the year, the operator noted.Players who lost between €0.01 and €8,000 made up the majority of Paf’s customers, at 67.7%, up from 66.1% in 2018, and accounted for the bulk of 2019 revenue, at €79.0m (up 9.7%).Customers who lost between €15,001 and €30,0000 made up 0.46% of customers, down from 0.49%, and brought in revenue of €20.6m, while those losing between €8,001 and €15,000 made up 1% of customers, down from 1.11%, accounting €23.0m of GGR.A further 30.8% of Paf’s customers finished the year winning money, taking home a combined €23.0m in profit. While winning customers’ average profit amounted to €347, down 9.9%, average gross gaming profit per customer also fell 9.8% to €479.“We believe in openness and that openness gives strong credibility to discussions about responsible gaming,” Paf chief executive Christer Fahlstedt said. “We are proud and happy that our development is going in the right direction.”In addition, Paf announced profits of €25.6m in 2019, up 4.1%, from turnover of €114.2m, up 2.1%.The business announced a dividend of €40m, comprising 2019 profits and money from prior years, which will go into the Åland Islands’ treasury, which it said would be used to alleviate the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.“Paf’s purpose is to generate surplus for the benefit of society and this year it feels especially good that we have the opportunity to make an even greater contribution,” Paf chief executive Christer Fahlstedt said.Paf Chairman Jan-Mikael von Schantz said the contribution was especially important at a time of crisis.“We would like to express our sincere thanks to the management and staff for their excellent work,” Schantz said. The importance of Paf’s contribution to society appears to be extraordinarily high in situations such as these.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Topics: Casino & games Financelast_img read more

Why stock market crash round 2 could be a FTSE 100 buying opportunity

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Peter Stephens Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address This year’s stock market crash sent the FTSE 100 spiralling downwards at an extremely fast pace. However, since then, the index has rebounded, so that it now trades around 1,000 points higher than it did at its lowest point in March.Looking ahead, there’s a very real threat of a second market decline taking place in the coming months. Many risks face investors that could lead to lower sentiment.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…However, if another downturn does occur, it could prove to be a buying opportunity due to the index’s long-term recovery potential.The prospect of a second stock market crashThe FTSE 100 could realistically experience a second stock market crash over the near term. There are clear risks ahead that could cause investor sentiment to decline and operating conditions for many companies to deteriorate.For example, coronavirus cases could increase in the UK and the rest of the world. This may cause additional lockdown measures to be imposed that disrupt the financial prospects for many businesses. Meanwhile, political risks in Europe and in the US are elevated at the present time. This may mean that investors adopt a more cautious attitude in future to protect themselves against possible share price declines.A FTSE 100 buying opportunityClearly, a stock market crash would be likely to cause many FTSE 100 investors to become concerned about their financial positions. However, the track record of the index suggests that a recovery is very likely following a bear market. In fact, the index has been able to surge to new record highs in the months and years following every one of its previous downturns.In fact, stock market declines have taken place since the index’s inception in 1984. The first major bear market occurred in 1987, when share prices collapsed at one of the fastest rates ever recorded. Since then, the index has experienced other declines. These include the dot com bubble and the global financial crisis. Yet, it’s been able to produce a high single-digit annual return. And that’s meant many investors have generated large portfolios simply from buying a diverse range of UK shares and holding them for the long run.Taking advantage of cheap UK sharesBuying FTSE 100 shares during a stock market crash isn’t an easy task. It’s natural for any investor to have doubts about whether it will lead to losses. And, unfortunately, it can produce paper losses in the short run in many cases because it’s extremely difficult to call the bottom of a market downturn.However, by investing in a diverse range of financially-sound businesses, you can reduce risks and benefit from a stock market recovery. Bear markets don’t happen all that frequently, and the next one could be a rare buying opportunity for long-term investors. Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Peter Stephens | Saturday, 10th October, 2020 center_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Video: Presiding Bishop preaches at St. John’s in Hong Kong

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Episcopal News Service — Hong Kong] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached to a standing room only crowd that overflowed into the courtyard at St. John’s Cathedral in Hong Kong’s central business district on Feb. 19.Curry is on his first official visit to Asia since his July 2015 election as presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church. Hong Kong was the second stop on a four-stop tour that includes the Philippines, China and Taiwan. Rector Martinsville, VA Anglican Communion, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments (2) Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Posted Feb 19, 2017 Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Mark Lee says: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Video February 21, 2017 at 2:26 pm AMEN!! Preach PB! I’m so happy to be moving into the Episcopal Church with a leader like PB Michael Curry!! New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY center_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Tags TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Youth Minister Lorton, VA Video: Presiding Bishop preaches at St. John’s in Hong Kong Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Asia, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC February 22, 2017 at 5:08 pm Please refresh my mind/recollection–indeed glad to hear our Bishop Curry is in Good Health and Traveling far’n’wide–when can we get a report of his visit to Jerusalem w/Archbishop Dawani and to the West Bank/Gaza–Critical area desperate for the symbolic presence of our Bishop and his voice for all those (Christians,Muslims notably) in that area/region under almost constant attack(by Israeli/U.S.weaponry)… All those out there I would welcome hearing from you to remind me of the time(date) message, and at this Critical time that U.S. Congress is implementing the move of the “embassy/capitol” from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem–which we all know is the “cradle of the three major religons–Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.” Dr. Erna Lund says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 last_img read more

The Role Your Dentist Plays in the Fight Against Oral Cancers

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear From Florida Hospital – ApopkaThe biggest concern most of us have during a trip to the dentist is the possibility of having a cavity. Your dentist, however, can be the first line of detection for signs of much more serious conditions: head and neck cancers.“Dentists and their hygienists are very good screeners for oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer. They do a thorough check of the mucus membrane and structures of the mouth for suspicious lesions and refer the patient to a head and neck surgeon if necessary,” said Henry Ho, MD, otolaryngologist and medical director, head and neck program at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute. “Many of my patients are referred to me by concerned dentists.”Your dentist will typically screen for oral cancer as part of your routine dental exam. You can help increase the chances that any potentially cancerous or precancerous lesions will be caught early and successfully treated by scheduling regular dental check-ups.And be sure to tell your dentist if you’ve noticed symptoms like:A sore that doesn’t heal or bleeds easily appearing on your lips, gums, tongue, cheek lining or other parts of your mouthA lump or rough spotPain, numbness or tenderness anywhere in your mouth or on your lipsA change in color of any oral tissuesA feeling as if something is caught in your throatDifficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking or moving the jaw or tongue​During an oral cancer screening exam your dentist will examine and feel your face, neck, lips, mouth, tongue, thyroid gland, salivary glands and lymph nodes for any abnormalities. If you have dentures or partials, they should be taken out to allow your dentist to inspect the entire mouth.More than 50,000 cases of head and neck cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year. As with other types of cancer, there are risk factors that can be controlled. “Smoking and heavy drinking can greatly increase the risk for head and neck cancers,” says Ho. “Exposure to the human papilloma virus can also increase risk, and we are seeing an increase in younger people with these cancers due to HPV.”Possible treatments for head and neck cancers include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.“Seeing your dentist twice a year can ensure good oral health, but for some patients it can be a lifesaver,” says Ho.– See more here. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! TAGSFlorida Hospital – Apopka Previous articleApopka Police requesting help from communityNext articleYMCA and McDonald’s Join Forces to Prevent Childhood Drowning Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Trusting e-card customers pays off for hospice

first_imgTrusting e-card customers pays off for hospice 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 Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: christmas Digital Trading  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis CHASE hospice care for children found last Christmas that, instead of charging up front for ecards, they could give them away, ask for donations afterwards, and achieve a profitable campaign. The campaign raised £11,000.The charity worked with digital communications agency Nemisys which had argued that people can be just as trustworthy online as they are in person. For years Nemisys staff had noticed distinct differences between the way people behave on their commercial and charity web sites.Nemisys Marketing Director John Duffy explained: “Even the best online shops have a high drop off rate throughout the checkout process. So we removed the checkout process, banking on most people being trustworthy. This makes the ecards easy to integrate in to any charity’s web site. We are hoping this proof will lead many others to adopt the approach.”CHASE’s ecard shop is already stocked with Mother’s Day and Easter cards and the charity is hoping to continue its success with this model.Ian Davies of CHASE hospice care for children said: “Obviously Christmas is the big time for ecards, but this system allows us to take advantage of all high days and holidays. Of course in what we do anniversaries and birthdays are also incredibly important to our supporters, who often choose to donate, or request donations in lieu of gifts, to mark these special occasions. We can publish as many cards as we want within the system, so we are continually adding to our stock.” Howard Lake | 23 March 2010 | Newslast_img read more

Four citizen journalists killed despite ceasefire

first_img March 12, 2021 Find out more Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists April 18, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Four citizen journalists killed despite ceasefire Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Reporters Without Borders has learned of the deaths of four citizen journalists in Syria: Ahmed Abdallah Fakhriyeh shot dead in Dmeir and Samir Shalab Al-Sham Abu Mohamed killed by a shell in Homs, both on 14 April, and Alaa Al-Din Hassan Al-Douri, whose dead body was recovered in Hama province yesterday, and Khaled Mahmoud Kabbisho, summarily executed yesterday in Idlib.The information we have received about the identities of these four activists and the circumstances of the deaths is difficult to confirm, however. “Every day the violence in Syria causes dozens of deaths and takes a heavy toll among journalists and citizen journalists,” the press freedom organization said.“The government disregards its international commitments and shows little sign of ending its brutal crackdown. Information from Syria has become extremely difficult to obtain, to the point where we are unable to confirm with certainty our information about the deaths of the four citizen journalists.” Help by sharing this information Related documents Four citizen journalists killed in Syria despite ceasefire – In ArabicPDF – 62.63 KB RSF_en News Follow the news on Syria Receive email alertscenter_img to go further News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa “We hope that the arrival of international observers will allow the government to end the media isolation it has adopted so that it can pursue its bloody crackdown, and we draw the observers’ attention to this issue.”Fakhriyeh, 35, was shot dead while he was driving to film the arrival of Syrian army troops in the village of Dmeir, about 40 km northeast of Damascus. He was a member of the local coordinating committee and had been filming events in Syria for the past year.Al-Sham, 26, was wounded when a mortar round hit the building from which he was recording the shelling of two Homs neighbourhoods by Syrian forces. Residents were unable to go to his aid and he died shortly afterwards. Known by the nickname Abu Layla, he had been covering the Syrian uprising in Syrian for the Syria News Network for more than a year.Al-Douri, 44, was wounded by a bullet at a roadblock near the ancient ruins of Apamea, about 40 km northwest of Hama. He was held in custody by security forces and his dead body, showing signs of torture, was handed over to his family three days later. A leading rights activist, he had given up his job more than a year ago to devote his time to the revolutionary movement. He was married with two children.Kabbisho was held for questioning then summarily executed in the town of Idlib in the northwest of the country. His head was reported to have been crushed by a Syrian army tank. The activist, who regularly posted videos of demonstrations in Idlib on his YouTube channel, was married with three children. His wife is pregnant with their fourth child.Reporters Without Borders has also learned, again without confirmation, the arrest of Mohamed Al-Hariri two days ago in Deraa. If this turns out to be the case, the worst is feared for this citizen journalist, who appeared on the TV channel Al-Jazeera describing the operations of the Syrian army in the town.(Photo: Reuters) SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation News News March 8, 2021 Find out more February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Russia rejects European rights court’s order to free Navalny

first_img Previous articleThousands of service members saying no to COVID-19 vaccineNext articlePelican Products Announces Jeffrey Goldberg as Vice President of Worldwide Supply Chain Digital AIM Web Support Russia rejects European rights court’s order to free Navalny By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Local NewsWorld News TAGS  Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

Pending Home Sales Surge in May

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Pending home sales surged in May, spurred by lower interest rates and increased inventory, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported Monday.The group’s Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), which measures contract signings as an indicator of future sales figures, jumped 6.1 percent month-over-month to 103.9. It was the largest one-month increase since April 2010, when the index spiked 9.6 percent as first-time buyers moved to sign purchase contracts to qualify for the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit.With both new and existing-home sales showing promise in May, the association expects the momentum to continue.”Sales should exceed an annual pace of five million homes in some of the upcoming months behind favorable mortgage rates, more inventory and improved job creation,” said NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun. “However, second-half sales growth won’t be enough to compensate for the sluggish first quarter and will likely fall below last year’s total.”All four regions of the country posted increases in pending sales numbers, with the Northeast leading with an 8.8 percent month-over-month gain to an index of 86.3. The Northeast was also the only region where pending sales increased year-over-year, rising 0.2 percent.In the Midwest, NAR reports pending home sales were up 6.3 percent to an index of 105.4, while pending sales in the West rose 7.6 percent to 95.4. Pending home sales in the South, meanwhile, increased 4.4 percent to 117.0.Still, Yun says waning affordability and tight credit access are still major obstacles for first-time homebuyers, who only accounted for 27 percent of May’s existing-home sales. With pending home sales still down 5.2 percent compared to a year ago, the market is feeling that group’s absence.As most first-time buyers—Millennials especially—battle challenges with debt, “[s]olid income growth and a slight easing in underwriting standards are needed to encourage first-time buyer participation, especially as renting becomes less affordable,” Yun said.Overall, NAR anticipates existing-home sales will finish 2014 totaling 4.95 million, down 2.8 percent from 2013. Home / Daily Dose / Pending Home Sales Surge in May Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Previous: Millennials are Heading to Suburbia Next: U.S. Bank Settles Claims of FHA Lending Violations Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordability Existing Home Sales Mortgage Rates National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Pending Home Sales Surge in May June 30, 2014 1,216 Views  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Affordability Existing Home Sales Mortgage Rates National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales 2014-06-30 Tory Barringer Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, Newslast_img read more

Met Eireann warns of further wintry showers

first_img By News Highland – December 4, 2011 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Met Eireann warns of further wintry showers Newsx Adverts 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Facebook Google+ Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Met Eireann is warning of further wintry in Donegal over the coming days with a risk of accumulations even on lower ground.Already by Sunday evening there was patches of snow settling on the county’s higher roads not least through Barnesmore Gap.While there is no suggestion that we will see levels of snow equal to last year, Net Eireann does predict a wintry spell.Here is the forecast for Sunday / Monday:Showers will continue in places overnight turning increasingly wintry with some falls of snow on hills but even on lower ground accumulations of snow will occur in places.  Lowest temperatures 1 to 3 degrees but too windy for any significant frost.Very cold and blustery on Monday with sunny spells and showers of hail or sleet. Highest temperatures of only 4 to 6 degrees in a fresh and gusty westerly wind. WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleLarge turnout recorded at Inishowen anti-austerity protestNext articleTraffic warning after overnight snow News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Provide Periodical Training To Authorities Appointed Under PC-PNDT Act: Karnataka HC Directs State [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesProvide Periodical Training To Authorities Appointed Under PC-PNDT Act: Karnataka HC Directs State [Read Order] Mustafa Plumber22 Sep 2020 1:51 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has directed the State government to conduct periodical training programmes for members of the Appropriate authority constituted under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostics Techniques Act, to carry out the functions as required under various provisions of the Act. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi while disposing off…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 Karnataka High Court has directed the State government to conduct periodical training programmes for members of the Appropriate authority constituted under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostics Techniques Act, to carry out the functions as required under various provisions of the Act. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi while disposing off a petition filed by Dr Sarvabhoum S Bagali also directed the state government to issue directions to the Appropriate Authority to to comply with the requirements of sub-section (2) of Section 23 of the said Act of 1994. Section 23, pertains to offences and penalties to be imposed on any medical geneticist, gynaecologist, registered medical practitioner or any person who owns a Genetic Counselling Centre, a Genetic Laboratory or a Genetic Clinic or is employed in such a Centre, Laboratory or Clinic and renders his professional or technical services to or at such a Centre, Laboratory or Clinic, whether on an honorary basis or otherwise, and who contravenes any of the provisions of this Act or Rules, made thereunder. The provision mandates that name of the registered medical practitioner shall be reported by the Appropriate Authority to the State Medical Council concerned for taking necessary action including suspension of the registration if the charges are framed by the court and till the case is disposed of and on conviction for removal of his name from the register of the Council for a period of five years for the first offence and permanently for the subsequent offence. The court has directed the state government to file an affidavit showing compliance of the directions on or before October 15.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more