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first_imgDuring his time at 32Red, Hale was involved in the sale of the operator to Kindred Group in June 2017. Earlier in his career, Hale had a four-year spell as finance director at the Sports Café Group and also co-founded Property Internet. In addition, Hale was a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and a senior accountant at Capital Corporation.  Topics: People People moves Hale most recently served as chairman of Blockchain Worldwide. Before this, he spent more than 11 years as chief financial officer at 32Red. Lottoland names Hale as new chief financial officer 8th June 2021 | By Robert Fletcher People moves Online lottery betting operator Lottoland has appointed former 32Red executive John Hale as its new chief financial officer. “Having been based in Gibraltar, I’ve seen first-hand how Lottoland has developed and grown, and I really admire how they have done so in such a short space of time,” Hale said. “I look forward to working with Nigel and the team as the Group continues on its growth journey.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The appointment comes after Lottoland last month agreed to become a founding member of the All-In Diversity Project, an industry-driven initiative aiming to benchmark diversity, equality and inclusion in the global betting and gaming sectors. Email Address Tags: CFO Lottoland John Hale Lottoland chief executive Nigel Birrell added: “Jon brings with him a wealth of gaming experience and knowledge that we will benefit from as we continue to grow and deliver on our strategy.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

first_img JustGiving has launched its Running for Good hub to support and inspire charities and fundraisers in the run-up to the London Marathon, which this year takes place on 23rd April.The #RunningforGood hub is a collection of guides and case studies, plus some digital ‘gifts’ to inspire runners to go the extra mile (or 26) in boosting their fundraising total.Although mostly aimed at individuals, the hub is also a useful resource for charities too, who can direct their runners to it rather than have to create similar content on their own site.Indeed, both charities and individuals can use the ‘clearing portal’ which connects would-be runners with charities who still have spaces available.Fundraising tipsThe fundraising tips section includes advice on:your fundraising page toolkitpromoting your pagetop 10 fundraising tipshow to turn your JustGiving page into a personal bloghow to tell your storyRunning tipsAdvice on running and training includes: Advertisement Howard Lake | 1 February 2017 | News  149 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis27 JustGiving’s #RunningforGood hub inspires London Marathon runners to fundraise  150 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis27center_img general marathon running tipsHaroon Mota’s marathon tipsHaroon has run the London marathon three times for charity since 2012.  Commenting on how he keeps himself motivated, Mota said:“I raised over £5,000 in my first Marathon. I had such huge support from friends, family, my community & local media, and it gave me so much more motivation. I didn’t want to let my donors down, and I felt that I owed them for their support so I ensured that I kept myself going.“It’s never easy training through the winter, but when you have a solid reason to run, nothing can dampen your motive. I told myself that regardless of weather conditions, and regardless of how lazy or achy I might have been, I would always get my training done.”Fundraising ideasThere’s a fundraising ideas section to help further boost the amount runners can raise. These include:hold an eventdo a good deed in return for a donationtake up a challengeGIFS and giftsThe hub has a fun section too, where runners can download ready-made GIFs to share with their supporters as they get ever-closer to their fundraising target. There is also a collection of Spotify playlists to keep runners inspired – or entertained – as they train. Our recommendation? Running Autobahn – “a slightly more esoteric collection of German rock from the 70’s”.Deborah Goschalk, Digital Marketing Lead at JustGiving, explained why the Running for Good hub had been created. She said:“Over the last 15 years’ hundreds of thousands of London marathon runners have raised more money on JustGiving for the causes they care about and we’ve learned a lot about how to give them the best experience.  Our new #RunningforGood hub is a place where we can bring together what we’ve learnt over the years, so that anyone who wants to raise more money for charity can find the tips, support and encouragement they need.” Tagged with: Digital Events Justgiving London marathon 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.last_img read more

first_imgSolidarity with the resistance in southeastern Ukraine has spread to at least six West European countries’ anti-war movements. The actions described below were reported to Workers World after we sent out a call by the United National Anti-war Coalition (UNAC) for solidarity demonstrations across the U.S. from May 9 to May 26 and requested reports from other parts of the world about similar solidarity actions.On May 15 in Pisa, Italy, activists answered an appeal from various anti-imperialist organizations and communist parties as well as individual internationalists gathered to demonstrate solidarity with “anti-fascist Ukraine” and to oppose the intervention of the European Union, the U.S. and NATO against the Ukrainian workers and the Russian Federation.The appeal, signed by 50 activists and parties, called on “all who support the values of democracy and peace and who want to wage a battle against war to participate in a national demonstration of protest and grief [for those killed by fascists in Odessa]. We call on you to do this together and quickly.”Such demonstrations are now planned for May 17 in Rome and Turin, and on May 20 in Bari and Gradisca d’Isonzo, where they will “give a massive, dignified and collective response at the side of anti-fascist Ukraine and against the aggressive military escalation in the heart of Europe.”For the full statement in Italian, see tinyurl.com/p4djsqf.In the Spanish state, demonstrations in solidarity with the anti-fascist activists in the eastern Ukraine have already taken place in Madrid — in front of the Ukrainian Embassy — and Salamanca on May 10 and in Bilbao in the Basque Country on May 12. After the experience of the 1936-1939 civil war and decades of rule by the fascist regime of Francisco Franco, anti-fascists here feel a special identity with the struggle in Ukraine.A statement issued May 9 by the organization Red Roja (Red Network) calls attention to “the criminal imperialist interventions from Iraq to Syria and including Yugoslavia and Libya. And that at the end of the road is the weakening of Russia and even China themselves.” Red Roja defends an anti-imperialism that clearly focuses on the crimes of imperialism and never on the shortcomings of those that imperialism is attacking.For the full text of the statement in Spanish, see tinyurl.com/l4upfmd.In Denmark, the Peoples Movement Against Nazism of Denmark (FMN), which signed the UNAC appeal, also held a protest outside the Ukrainian Embassy in Copenhagen on May 8.In Finland, the Communist League expressed its opposition to the “dangerous fascist developments” and “oppose[s] the U.S.-EU-NATO intervention” in Ukraine. In an email to WW, CL spokesperson Tommi Lievemaa writes that his organization plans an outdoor event in May or June in Helsinki, by the World Peace Statue that was donated to the city by the Soviet Union in 1990.From Sweden, Mike Powers wrote to WW that more than 100 people demonstrated in Stockholm on Victory Day — the day the USSR defeated Germany in 1945 and ended World War II in Europe — to denounce fascism in Ukraine and link it to the struggle against resurgent fascism throughout Europe.At a conference on the May 16-18 weekend in Degerfors, a Swedish industrial community, activists and organizers will meet to discuss challenges to peace on the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Ukraine will be a central topic along with Iraq and Afghanistan, and the activists will discuss a campaign against any plans for Swedish cooperation with NATO.While that includes the total of direct reports, we note that in Britain the Stop the War coalition has issued a statement opposing the planned joint maneuvers in July in Ukraine of U.S., British and Ukrainian troops.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgReddIt ReddIt Linkedin Local celebrities join Taste Project in the fight against hunger Facebook Running to save rhinos Petitioning Fort Worth, TCU to see ‘Lime’ light TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Elizabeth Ragonehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-ragone/ Elizabeth Ragone Twitter + posts Elizabeth Ragonehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-ragone/ Tweet about Jeffery A. Sachs speaking on campusThere was a spike in conflict over free speech in 2017, but it plummeted the following year. Now, Sachs credits a change in institutions and student behavior.“The university has been well and sucked into the American culture, and it has to be pulled out,” said Sachs. “If not, then it will pull the university apart.”Acts of speech began boiling into violent riots, and they mainly summed up to rivalry between pro and anti-Trump groups. Sachs talked about Milo Yiannopoulos protest in 2017 on Berkeley’s campus“It’s no mistake it kicked off in 2016 and 2017,” Sachs said. “Whether you love or hate Trump, admit the 2016 presidential election changed America’s atmosphere. What went right in 2018, what is changing?” College campuses aren’t where these problems originate; rather, it’s the platform where political agendas battle it out.“These are immediate manifestations that students were already concerned about,” Sachs said. “I’m not just pulling this out of thin air, I talked to actual activists themselves, and this is what they said.”Another student protest in 2017Sachs said while the debate regarding free speech may not be considered a crisis, there are still problems that need to be taken seriously. “That being said, I feel solutions are more likely to come from on campus than off campus,” Sachs said. There has been a learning curve in institutions and student behavior.Political regulation of campus speech by state legislators and faculty and student self-censorship are serious threats to free speech.“Censorship is notoriously difficult to discover, it’s the absence in something,” Sachs said. “How do you measure an absence?”People most commonly censor themselves because they want to fit in, and it’s no different for the 11.7% of conservative faculty.Graph to show demographic of teacher’s political ideology. Data from FIRE“I think this needs to be studied more,” Sachs said. “Regardless, it’s naive to think conservatives do not self-censor.” People on both ends of the spectrum censor a similar amount because they want to be liked.“I was most shocked that 40% of professors are liberals,” said Madelyn Gabbert, a TCU student.“As a professor, I worry I don’t pay enough attention to my students,” Sachs said. “Believe it or not, professors really do want to know what you think, so take that with you and start talking in class.”Student censorship is mainly a result of uncertainty and wanting to fit in. Sachs said that 90% of students feel comfortable enough to express themselves.“If there is going to be a change, it’s going to come from everyday interactions with faculty and students,” Sachs said.TCU professor Dr. Manochehr Dorraj asked how political correctness impacts self-censorship.Graph to show states that have passed laws on free speech. Data from FIRE“I don’t think I know what political correctness is,” Sachs said. “One person’s civility is another person’s political correctness.”He said it was impossible to come up with a universal definition, and he challenged the audience with the task. “Everyone overwhelmingly feels comfortable expressing themselves,” Sachs said. “That’s great, but everything is not hunky dory, other threats do persist.” Speech is threatened by state legislators passing laws on free speech, because it will likely backfire. Ironically, the laws to protect free speech may be the downfall.A cultural security dilemma is suffocating trust, and the public’s cyclical hysteria and paranoia is fertilizing the political divide. One group’s offense is being perceived by opposing groups as defensive preparation and vice versa. Seeking security has resulted in insecurity. Elizabeth Ragonehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-ragone/ Elizabeth Ragonehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-ragone/ Facebook printHigher education has been the battlefield of a war on free speech and TCU is taking this crisis head on. Acadia University’s Dr. Jeffrey A. Sachs came to campus to refute the idea that there is a free speech crisis on college campuses. Keith Whittington, a professor at Princeton, said differently last year.“Some spoilers: there is not a free speech crisis,” Sachs said. “Last year, there was widespread belief that there was a free speech crisis. This is the first time ever restrictive speech codes dropped below 50% for private universities.” World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution CBD is the new hemp thing Previous articleBoschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trusteeNext articleListen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 11 Elizabeth Ragone RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sachs’ tweet about Arizona passing an anti-BDS law “We might see less free speech as a result,” Sachs said.Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions works to end international support of Israel to force Israel’s hand to change its policies. About 25 states have signed some form of anti-BDS and will only work with those who sign to disavow BDS. “I’d heard about BDS before, but he really put it into context,” said Jack Fritschy, a TCU student.Sachs said we face these threats by “keeping calm and carrying on.”The end of his presentation Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

first_imgNews February 11, 2021 Find out more Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions February 26, 2021 Find out more News United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF Reporters Without Borders wrote again today to President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his information minister, Hassan Ahmed Al-Lawzi, to condemn the latest measures taken by the government with the clear aim of gagging the news media.Yemen was ranked 155th out of 173 countries in the 2008 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Organisation Help by sharing this information RSF_en YemenMiddle East – North Africa May 28, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President urged to halt persecution of news media Receive email alerts YemenMiddle East – North Africa News to go further Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months Reporters Without Borders wrote again today to President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his information minister, Hassan Ahmed Al-Lawzi, to condemn the latest measures taken by the government with the clear aim of gagging the news media.“All these measures constitute serious and repeated violations of press freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities must put an immediate stop to all these forms of harassment and intimidation. All of Yemen’s journalists must be allowed to express their views freely.”Reporters Without Borders is particularly concerned about a recent decision to set up a special court in Sanaa to try press offences. “We believe that such a court has only one aim, namely to muzzle journalists,” the letter said.Citing the need to defend “national unity,” the information minister banned the printing of eight independent newspapers on 4 May for allegedly promoting “separatism.” Seven of them were weeklies and the eighth was the Aden-based daily Al-Ayyam (http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=31187), whose headquarters in Aden were fired on by soldiers and police on 13 May (http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=31303)Reporters Without Borders has learned that police arrested journalist Yahya Bamahfouz, the editor of the Hadramawt news website, on 12 May in Mukalla (500 km east of Sanaa), seizing his computer and work material. His family says his state of health is worrying. Reporters Without Borders calls for his immediate and unconditional release.Saleh Khamis bin Mehanna, an independent journalist who is critical of the government, has meanwhile been the victim of a physical attack by members of the security forces in Mukalla. It is the second time he has been attacked by government agents. News Follow the news on Yemen January 6, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Google+ Previous articleKillybegs emergency exercise was a success – CoastguardNext articleFuture of Carndonagh Community Hospital raised in the Dail News Highland Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Facebook Downey due in Old Bailey today for bail hearingcenter_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – May 24, 2013 News Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp A Donegal man charged with the murder of four soldiers in the 1982 IRA bombing in London’s Hyde Park is due to appear at the Old Bailey in London today for a bail hearing.A preliminary hearing of the case is set for June 5th.John Anthony Downey of Ards, Creeslough is accused of being responsible for a car bomb – which killed members of the Royal Household Cavalry.The 61 year old was arrested at Gatwick Airport on Sunday. Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

first_imgNews Updates’Transporting Migrant Workers Fast Is In The Interest Of State”: Telangana HC Prescribes Ear-Marking Of 2-3 Bogies In Each Train For Migrants, And Provide More Shramik Trains [Read Order] Mehal Jain11 Jun 2020 9:13 AMShare This – x”It will be in the interest of State, to transport the migrant workers as soon as possible out of the State”, observed the Telangana High Court on Wednesday.”For, while the migrant workers are within the borders of our State, it is the duty of the State to look after their personal, and physical needs, which undoubtedly imposes a great financial burden on the State exchequer”, 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?Login”It will be in the interest of State, to transport the migrant workers as soon as possible out of the State”, observed the Telangana High Court on Wednesday.”For, while the migrant workers are within the borders of our State, it is the duty of the State to look after their personal, and physical needs, which undoubtedly imposes a great financial burden on the State exchequer”, the Chief Justice-led bench explained.By order, dated 02.06.2020, this Court had directed the Deputy Commissioners, Labour, to collect information with regard to the number of labourers working in the brick kiln industry. On Wednesday, the bench noted that according to the Reports submitted by the Advocate General, there are 16,253 labourers working in the brick kiln industry. Out of whom 373 workers have been transported. Since there are about 15,880 brick kiln workers who are still stranded in the State, the Advocate General submitted that since these workers are from Odisha, efforts are being made to transport them through the five trains, which are scheduled for Thursday to Odisha.It was claimed before the division bench that a large migrant population is still stranded within the State, and especially at Secunderabad Railway Station. Therefore, it was prayed that this Court should direct the Railways to either increase the number of Shramik Trains, or to designate certain bogies to the Trains, which are leaving Secunderabad, and Hyderabad area.The Counsel for the Railways informed the Court that there are certain practical difficulties in attaching extra bogies to trains, For, each train contains twenty-four bogies with a total length of 800 meters. If extra bogies were attached, the length of the train increases, which will not be commensurate with the length of the platform. Moreover, in increasing the Shramik Trains, the Railways may incur greater loss. Furthermore, since the bogies are dedicated for COVID-I9 patients, the Railways cannot effort to attach extra bogies to a given train. “Considering the difficulties faced by the Railways in adding extra bogies to a given train, this Court is of the opinion that perhaps the Railways should think about demarcating some of the bogies, out of the twenty-four bogies forming the train, is exclusively dedicated to the migrant workers. Perhaps two or three bogies can be earmarked for the migrant workers, in each train leaving Secunderabad/Hyderabad area”, reflected the bench.Appreciating the re-starting of the Shramik Trains, but considering the fact that all the five Shramik Trains scheduled to leave on Thursday are only for Odisha, the court opined that perhaps more Shramik Trains should be restarted for far-off destinations, Iike States of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, and Jharkhand.”Even in the Order, dated 02,06.2020, this Court had requested the Government to use the RTC Buses for transporting the large number of migrant workers, to the neighbouring States of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chattisgarh, Odisha, and Andhra Pradesh. So far, there is no information submitted by the State whether concerted effort is being made with the neighbouring States for transporting the migrant workers from Telangana to the border check posts, and leaving the migrant workers at the border check posts”, said the bench.Accordingly, it directed the Advocate General to inform this Court on the next date of hearing as to whether any such effort is being made by the State Government, or not, And in case, such a direction is implemented, to inform this Court the number of migrant workers, who have been transported by buses, to the neighbouring States.Finally, the bench, considerate of the plight of the migrant workers, who are stranded at the Secunderabad Railway Station, and housed in a shelter nearby, directed the State Government to consider the possibility of shifting the migrant workers, to a Government School in the vicinity. Since the School does have a sufficient number of rooms and toilets, social distancing between the migrant workers can be observed. Additionally, the Government was also directed to consider the possibility of installing e-toilets at the shelters housing migrant workers.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Govt Is Expected To Continue Providing Admission To Orphan Children In Schools: Delhi HC Disposes Of Plea Seeking Inclusion of Orphans In EWS Quota [Read Order] Karan Tripathi19 Aug 2020 10:17 PMShare This – xDelhi High Court has observed that it expects the Delhi Government to continue providing admissions to orphan children in government and private schools, as it has done so far. The Division Bench of Chief Justice of DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan noted that there’s no reason to further monitor the action of the Delhi Government after perusing the status report wherein…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?LoginDelhi High Court has observed that it expects the Delhi Government to continue providing admissions to orphan children in government and private schools, as it has done so far. The Division Bench of Chief Justice of DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan noted that there’s no reason to further monitor the action of the Delhi Government after perusing the status report wherein it was mentioned that 225 orphan children have already been given admission in the private as well as government schools. The order has come in a PIL filed by Mr Harpal Singh Rana seeking a direction to be issued to the Delhi Government to include orphan children in the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category for the purpose of getting admissions in schools. The Petitioner had demanded the Delhi Government to produce a detailed scheme on the education, living, and other prospects for orphan children. In addition to this, the Petitioner had asked for providing financial assistance to those persons who look after orphan children. The status report submitted by the Delhi Government stated that apart from providing admission in schools, the orphans have also been provided with employment in various sectors, including hospitality, teaching and in non-governmental organisations. The Delhi Government also informed the court that the concerns of the orphan children are already addressed by schemes such as Child Protection Services Scheme and the Integrated Child Development Scheme. After taking these submissions into consideration, the court noted that there’s no need to further monitor this petition. Case Title: Harpal Singh Rana v. Union of IndiaClick Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

first_imgTop StoriesPeople Are Dying, Law & Order Not An Excuse For Not Re-Opening The Plant: Supreme Court Asks TN Govt To File Affidavit In Vedanta’s Plea To Produce Oxygen Akshita Saxena22 April 2021 11:37 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday asked the Tamil Nadu Government to clarify its stand whether it is willing to take over sterlite plant of Vedanta Ltd.- which was shut down for violation of environmental laws- to produce medical oxygen during the COVID19 crisis. A Bench led by CJI SA Bobde has asked the State Government to file its affidavit in the matter by Monday. The Bench did not appreciate the opposition expressed by the State Government for re-opening the plant citing law and order situation. “When people are dying, Tamil Nadu cannot say you cannot open because of law and order issue. It is not about Vedanta or any other company. State Government cannot make such an argument,” the CJI remarked. Senior Advocate CS Vaidyanathan, appearing for Tamil Nadu Government, had opposed Vedanta’s plea. He submitted that people have resentment against Vedanta. “There is total lack of confidence among local people. There was a shooting incident which killed 13 people. There will be law and order issues if Vedanta opens the plant. District administration will find it difficult to handle,” he submitted. Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves, appearing for organization of affected families, also submitted that people have a lot of anger against the plant. Gonsalves also referred to the submission made by Tamil Nadu Advocate General before Madras High Court that the state had surplus oxygen. So, there was no need to re-open the pant, he said.”It is not just about Tamil Nadu. The whole country needs it”, CJI replied.Gonsalves : Yesterday, the Tamil Nadu Advocate General told the Madras High Court that Tamil Nadu has oxygen surplus. So they need not open the plant.CJI : It is not just about Tamil Nadu. The whole country needs.#Vedanta #SupremeCourt— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 23, 2021 “The country is in dire need of oxygen. Different states need it. For example, Orissa can come to Rajasthan for oxygen. Law and order issues cannot be an excuse. Why should not we use the capacity when every MT of oxygen matters?,” the Solicitor General on the other hand argued, rooting for reopening of the plant to meet the incumbent shortage of medical Oxygen. During the hearing, the Tamil Nadu Government also suggested that the Central Government may take over the plant. “Even Central Govt has power to take over the NDMA,” Vaidyanathan told the Bench. However, the CJI pulled up the State for shifting the burden, and asked them to file a reply taking a firm stand.The Apex Court was hearing a plea filed by Vedanta, saying that it wanted to supply medical oxygen freely to help the country while it is facing acute shortage of medical oxygen.Seniorr Advocate Harish Salve, appearing for Vedanta, told the Court that if permission is granted, the company will be able to help in saving lives by supplying free oxygen.In December last year, the Supreme Court(bench led by Justice RF Nariman) had rejected the interim plea made by the Vedanta for allowing it to re-open the plan. A second application made by the company with the same demand was also rejected by the Supreme Court in January this year.The company had moved the top court challenging the Madras High Court verdict of August 2020 that dismissed Vedanta’s writ petition to reopen its copper smelter and upheld the state government’s decision to shut it down.TagsVedanta Ltd Vedanta Sterlite #CJI SA Bobde Oxygen Supply COVID19 Second Wave Senior Advocate Harish Salve Next Storylast_img read more