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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter WMRecruit commits to All-in Diversity Project Specialist recruitment agency WMRecruit has thrown its support behind the All-in Diversity Project after agreeing to become a strategic partner of the initiative.WMRecruit, the first independent recruitment agency to commit to the not-for-profit initiative, will work with the All-in Diversity Project to promote diversity in the gambling sector.The two parties will focus on ensuring that a diverse range of individuals are present in the industry’s talent pool, as well as tackling diversity, equality and inclusion challenges in the workplace.‘All-In are true diversity and inclusion champions within an industry that is notoriously male dominated, until very recently,” WM Recruit recruitment manager Jo Galt said. “Together, we can open up more opportunities to provide fresh and diverse talent into the gaming industry.”Kelly Kehn, co-founder of the All-in Diversity Project, added: “We are so pleased to be partnering with a specialist who is looking to shake up the traditional approach to recruitment.“We strongly believe that parenthood should be considered a boon – not a barrier to career development and progression. Employers need to recognise that being a parent is no longer defined by gender and failing to adopt parent-friendly working practices will only serve to drive talent away.”WMRecruit joins the likes of Paddy Power Betfair, Caesars Entertainment and IGT in supporting the initiative.The All-in Diversity Project also confirmed this week that Shelley White, chief executive of the Responsible Gambling Council, is to join to its advisory board. Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Lottery Sports betting Strategy Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops 26th March 2019 | By contenteditor Specialist recruitment agency WMRecruit has thrown its support behind the All-in Diversity Project after agreeing to become a strategic partner of the initiative. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address
Architects: CSAA Area Area of this architecture project Year: Portugal Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889161/ring-house-csaa Clipboard Photographs: José Campos Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Ring House / CSAASave this projectSaveRing House / CSAA Ring House / CSAA CopyHouses•Corroios, Portugal Photographs ArchDaily Projects Manufacturers: Cortizo, Grohe, Recer, Revigres, SanitanaEngeneering:Abilio Neves Engenharia e construção, LdaConstruction:JMS Gonçalves, LdaClient:Ana Cristina, Marco AlvesAuthor Architects:Sofia Saraiva, Vasco CabralCity:CorroiosCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José CamposRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. Located in Santarém (centre), Portugal, the Ring House is a weekend retreat for a family of four that will eventually become their primary residence. In terms of concept, it was intended to create a dwelling with characteristics and urban interior finishes, that manage to integrate into the rural and more traditional context of Santarém. Designed to be a single storey dwelling and situated on top of a gentle slope, it allows a quiet and serene usufruct that derives from the privileged relationship between the interior and the exterior. The Ring House consists of three well-defined functional areas, a social area, a service area and a private area.Save this picture!© José CamposSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© José CamposThe latter, which has a longer body with East-West orientation, acts as a barrier to the street that passes north. This barrier allows the creation of a private social area, consisting of a terrace with swimming pool to the South. Between the Private area (to the North) and the Social area (to the South) is the Services area, which contains the main entrance of the House the East), a Kitchen, a toilet and a technical area. The L-shaped volumetric arrangement allows the separation of the exterior areas, arranging them according to the degree of privacy desired around the house. On the East side of the House next to the entrance door, from the outside, a covered area (ring) was created to access the Entrance. This allows car parking and because it is a more exposed area, has a less private aspect.Save this picture!© José CamposSave this picture!ElevationsSave this picture!© José CamposThe entire area north of the house acts as an access to the Entrance of the House (the East) and is exposed to the street. To the south, and visually protected by the volume of the sleeping area, there is the outdoor terrace with the pool, lowered relative to the interior level of the House, where it was sought with the difference clearly distinguishing the physical separation between the interior and exterior, maintaining, however, a strong visual connection. One of the most striking elements of the architecture of the house is the long longitudinal “tear” on the North facade, which makes the natural illumination of the corridor that serves the private area of the house. The Ring house floorplan seeks to combine the will of a family living in an urban environment, with the need for it to feel closer contact with nature.Save this picture!© José CamposProject gallerySee allShow lessOpen Call: Institute of Patent InfringementIdeasSubmit Your Project for the 2018 World Architecture Festival AwardsArchitecture News Share Area: 240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeCSAAOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCorroiosPortugalPublished on February 20, 2018Cite: “Ring House / CSAA” 20 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Area: 5700 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2019 Housing Thai Red Cross Foundation Children Home / Plan Architect Thai Red Cross Foundation Children Home / Plan ArchitectSave this projectSaveThai Red Cross Foundation Children Home / Plan Architect ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947492/thai-red-cross-foundation-children-home-plan-architect Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officePlan ArchitectOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingEducational ArchitectureOther facilitiesOn FacebookThailandPublished on September 11, 2020Cite: “Thai Red Cross Foundation Children Home / Plan Architect” 11 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
279 total views, 1 views today Advertisement Winning charity videosDan and Mia from Breast Cancer Care with their Charity Film Award. Photo: Splento.com Howard Lake | 30 April 2019 | News The Child Bereavement UK team receive the top prize at the Charity Film Awards 2019. Photo: Splento.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 Simon Burton and Sally Phillips at Charity Film Awards 2019. Photo: Splento.comThe Awards are entirely free at every stage for participating charities and CICs. The Charity Film of the Year award has been presented to Child Bereavement UK. Its One Minute More film received the top award on Friday at the Charity Film Awards in London.The moving two-and-a-half minute video asks what you would do if you had the chance to speak to a loved one who has died, even if just for one more minute.The film features HRH Duke of Cambridge, Rio Ferdinand, Jason Watkins and Mary Berry, together with other adults and children who have been supported by the charity. Simon Burton, co-founder of the Charity Film Awards, said: “The Charity Film Awards celebrate how charities use video, whether for fundraising, raising awareness or changing behaviour. The films that won this evening are stunning examples of modern charity communications.“We had over 400 charities enter the Awards and it is a great achievement for all those charities who made it through as finalists. Congratulations to all the winning charities.” The third annual Charity Film Awards were held at a black-tie gala at etc.venues’ newest London venue at 133 Houndsditch. The event was hosted by actor and comedian Sally Phillips.The awards celebrate UK charities’ and CICs’ use of video – for public information, campaigning, fundraising, service provision and other uses. They were selected by a panel of judges, and by over 50,000 members of the public who voted for their favourite charity films. Sally Phillips hosts the Charity Film Awards 2019. Photo: Splento.com Child Bereavement UK’s One More Minute wins Charity Film Awards The Awards winners in full are:• Charity Film of the Year: Child Bereavement UK – One More Minute• The People’s Choice: Cats Protection – Kozal’s Christmas• Long Form under £5 million turnover Award: Thames Estuary Partnership – The Living Thames• Long Form over £5 million turnover Award: Childline:NSPCC – Inside Childline• £0-10,000 turnover Award: Voicing CSA – The Mouse• £10-100,000 turnover Award: Believe Organ Donor Support – The FAB Gift of Life• £100 – 500,000 turnover Award: The Grasvenor Project – #RoleModels• £500,000 – 5 million turnover Award: Child Bereavement UK – One More Minute• £5 – 50 million turnover Award: Breast Cancer Care – Booberang Breast Check• £50 million + turnover Award: RSPCA – Stars Guests at the Charity Film Awards 2019 watched the winning entries. Photo: Splento.comYou can watch all the finalists’ films at Charity Film Awards.And you can find photos of the event from Splento via the Charity Film Awards Facebook page: Tagged with: Awards Charity Film Awards video 280 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 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.
On July 29, 13 bold protesters rappelled down from the St. Johns Bridge, which crosses the entrance to the Portland, Ore., harbor. Lashing themselves together to form a human barrier, they remained in their swaying bivouacs for forty hours, supported by 50 kayaks in the water below and supplied by other protesters on the bridge above.The activists were making a last-ditch effort to stop arctic oil drilling by preventing an icebreaker, the Fennica, from leaving its Portland drydock and joining the giant Shell Oil Company’s resumption of drilling in the Chukchi Sea in the Arctic region off the coast of Alaska.Without the icebreaker, it is impossible to proceed with the drilling.Protesters hang off St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Ore., trying to stop Shell Arctic oil driller from leaving port.The protesters were from the Greenpeace U.S.A organization, which denounced Shell Oil and its “absolutely pathological plans to drill for oil in the Arctic this summer.” (democracynow.org)The activists had some initial success: as the behemoth Fennica approached the swaying bodies, it first slowed, and then turned and returned to port.Enraged, Shell Oil and its allies quickly turned to state repression. On July 30, a federal judge in Alaska ordered Greenpeace to pay an hourly fine starting at $2,500 an hour, and increasing by $2,500 per hour each day until maxing out at $10,000 an hour for the duration of the protests.On July 31, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies sprang into action. Among those mobilized were the U.S. Coast Guard; the Oregon Department of Transportation, which closed the St. John’s Bridge; the Portland Police Bureau; the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office; the Clark County Sheriff’s Office; the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office; and the Oregon State Police. A local judge vowed to force Greenpeace to pay for all the extra expense.In a SWAT-team type action, police rappelled down with grappling hooks and cut the ropes lashing the protesters together, cleared the kayakers and forced the protesters off the bridge, allowing the icebreaker to barely edge its way through.Still, a partial victory was claimed: Arctic drilling can only take place in the summertime, which is already half over.A dangerous, dirty and exploitive businessOn the very day that protesters turned back the icebreaker Fennica, Royal Dutch Shell, of which U.S. Shell is a subsidiary, announced that they would lay off 6,500 workers as part of a plan to “manage returns in prolonged oil price downturn.” (Oil & Gas Financial Journal, July 30) Royal Dutch Shell’s second quarter net income dropped 25 percent to $3.4 billion compared with $5.1 billion a year ago. Worldwide oil prices have declined over 50 percent so far in 2015.Royal Dutch Shell is one of the largest oil companies in the world. Among its various enterprises is a 50/50 partnership with Saudi Aramco, run by the Saudi Arabian monarchy.Shell is one of the biggest investors in Nigerian oil and even has joint ventures with the Russian government for drilling in Siberia.Offshore oil drilling is dangerous and dirty, as was shown by the massive Horizon Deepwater disaster in 2010, which killed 11 workers and besmeared the whole Gulf Coast of the United States, leading to hundreds of billions of dollars in damages and untold long-term damage to the environment.How an oil spill might affect an Arctic environment is still unknown, but most likely it would be worse — much worse.Shell is drilling at a location which is 2,000 miles from the nearest logistical support in case of an emergency. The region is subject to crushing ice floes, Arctic hurricanes and total darkness for 70 days a year. An oil spill underneath the ice would be an incalculable disaster.The areas where Shell intends to drill overlap with vital migration routes for whales, walruses and other marine life. Thousands of Indigenous peoples along these routes depend on the Arctic waters for their livelihoods.Moreover, Shell’s initial efforts at exploratory drilling do not inspire confidence. In 2012, a Shell contracted drilling unit called the Kulluk ran aground and had to be towed home. Another driller, the Noble Discoverer, almost ran aground after being chased by an ice floe. Later on, the operators of the Discoverer pleaded guilty to eight felonies for faulty pollution management systems.Finally, there are longer term risks, like what finding oil in the Chukchi Sea would mean for climate change. A study published in Nature magazine found that “pulling any oil and gas out of the Arctic was inconsistent with anything below a two-degree-Celsius rise in global warming this century, a point that’s also known as ‘dangerous’ climate change.” (thestranger.com, April 22)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Business News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Public Safety Residents Impacted By Bobcat Fire Have Until Wednesday to Apply For FEMA Aid CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Monday, December 14, 2020 | 3:25 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Residents impacted by the Bobcat Fire have until Wednesday to register for financial support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.FEMA gives eligible wildfire survivors financial support to help pay for needs such as rent, home repairs, medical/dental costs, funeral expenses, and other disaster-related expenses. Also, FEMA may be able to help with disaster-caused damage that insurance doesn’t cover.The Bobcat Fire erupted in the Angeles National Forest on Sept. 6, blackening about 116,000 acres, destroying 171 structures, including 87 residences and the Nature Center at the Devil’s Punchbowl Natural Area, and nearly burning down the Mt. Wilson Observatory. It damaged another 47 other structures, including 28 residences, and took weeks to fully contain.“We strongly encourage anyone who suffered a loss due to the Bobcat Fire to register for assistance from FEMA,” said Kevin McGowan, director of the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management.“During this holiday season, many individuals are feeling a big financial strain. Eligible Bobcat wildfire survivors can use FEMA’s financial support to help pay for needs such as rent, home repairs, medical costs, and other disaster-related expenses,” McGowan said. “Every bit of support helps and we want to make sure eligible L.A. County wildfire survivors get all the support that is available to them.”To be reimbursed by FEMA, residents should photograph damage and save repair receipts. They also should contact their insurers and file a claim for the disaster-caused damage before they register with FEMA because eligibility is determined once an applicant’s insurance claim is settled.If residents have insurance but aren’t sure whether they will be eligible for monetary assistance, they should still register with FEMA.Wildfire survivors can register with FEMA for federal aid in one of three ways:• online at DisasterAssistance.gov;• by downloading the FEMA app;• by calling the FEMA Helpline at (800) 621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585).If residents use a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel, they should provide FEMA with the specific number assigned to that service when they register.When registering for FEMA assistance, residents should be prepared to provide their personal information, including Social Security number, insurance policy information and a description of the damages or losses suffered in the wildfire.For additional Bobcat wildfire recovery resources, please visit lacounty.gov/recovery or dial 211 for information and resources. Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website More Cool Stuff Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS
Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Soldier who killed Daniel Hegarty may face charges Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Pinterest Northern Ireland’s senior coroner has asked the Public Prosecution Service to consider if a soldier who killed a Derry teenager should be prosecuted.John Leckey made the request after an inquest jury found that Daniel Hegarty posed no threat when he was shot dead by the soldier in Creggan in 1972.He said it was the appropriate course of action given the jury’s verdict.The coroner is legally bound to refer cases to the PPS where it appears an offence has been committed.Daniel, who was a labourer, was shot twice in the head by a soldier close to his home in Creggan. His cousin, 16-year-old Christopher, was shot in the head by the same soldier but survived.The shootings happened during Operation Motorman in July 1972.Earlier this month, the jury rejected claims that warnings had been shouted to the two teenagers before they were shot.The operation was aimed at reclaiming “no go areas” in the city from the IRA.The jury also found that none of the soldiers present attempted to “approach the injured youths to either search them or provide medical assistance”.Following the verdict, the solicitor for the Hegarty family, Des Doherty, said the record had now been “set straight”. Google+ Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – December 21, 2011 WhatsApp Previous articleBoxing – Quigley Ends The Year With Another WSB WinNext articleJury to consider verdict in Thomas Elvin trial today News Highland Twitter Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Facebook Pinterest
Tablighi Jamaat Foreigners- SC Allows Transfer of Pending Trials in UP; Directs HC to Designate Specific Courts for Expeditious DisposalBy admin on May 26, 2021
Top StoriesTablighi Jamaat Foreigners- SC Allows Transfer of Pending Trials in UP; Directs HC to Designate Specific Courts for Expeditious Disposal Nilashish Chaudhary4 Sep 2020 3:16 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday allowed the consolidation of multiple FIRs from Uttar Pradesh against foreign nationals for their alleged involvement in Tablighi Jamaat activities and agreed to transfer pending trials before specified courts. The Bench comprising of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna ordered the State Government to approach the Principal Bench…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 Supreme Court on Friday allowed the consolidation of multiple FIRs from Uttar Pradesh against foreign nationals for their alleged involvement in Tablighi Jamaat activities and agreed to transfer pending trials before specified courts. The Bench comprising of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna ordered the State Government to approach the Principal Bench of Allahabad High Court with an application to decide which, and how many, courts would take up the trials pending across various zones in UP. The Court also directed the High Court to identify the specific court(s) within a period of one week where all the matters may be listed for hearing. The Bench further clarified that the trial Court would take up the matter expeditiously in order to wrap up the trial within 8 weeks. The Apex Court was considering an application by foreign nationals who were facing trial in courts across the State UP. They had prayed for similar relief of consolidated FIRs and expedited trial, as had been granted by Supreme Court with respect to the original matter filed by 34 petitioners from Delhi. On September 1, the Court had similarly allowed the transfer of all trials pending before Bihar Courts to one particular Court. As the present application came up for hearing today, the Bench expressed its inclination to allow one court per zone in UP to conduct trials. Distinguishing this from Delhi and Bihar’s case, the Court took note of the size of the state of UP where trials are being conducted in 8 different zones. “We are thinking of saying one court for every zone can conduct trial for cases in that zone”, remarked Justice Khanwilkar Senior advocate, Dr. Maneka Guruswamy appearing for the applicants however suggested that fewer courts, not more than a total of 2-3 courts, may be tasked with taking up the trials across the State. Urging the Bench to restrict hearings in pending trials before the least possible specified courts, Guruswamy highlighted the lack of uniformity in bail conditions being laid down in courts across different zones in UP. Pressing the need to transfer the cases before one or two courts, she highlighted that while bail was being granted in certain cases in different zones, the conditions imposed were not practical at the moment. “Take Zone 3, Bareilly, for example, where 8 Indonesian nationals were granted bail. The first three bail conditions are fine. But the fourth condition is that the first secretary of the Embassy must appear in person before Court”, she pointed out. Similarly, having referred to another bail order from the Prayagraj zone, Guruswamy submitted that “since physical courts aren’t functioning, though bail has been granted, conditions of bail cannot be fulfilled.” In this light, she urged that only a few specific courts be designated to hear the trials of applicants. Having consulted with UP State Counsel, advocate Garima Prashad, Justice Khanwilkar stated that it deemed fit to ask Allahabad High Court to decide which court(s) will hear the issue. “We suggest prosecution files an application in High Court which can then decide whether one court should hear the matters by merging various zones or different courts in different zones will hear the same”, he stated. Having recorded the submissions regarding a lack of uniformity in bail orders from courts in different zones of the State, the Apex Court directed the prosecution to move an application before Allahabad High Court to consider the transfer of pending appeals in light of previous orders passed by SC with respect to similar cases in NCT of Delhi. Directing the High Court to decide this within one week of receiving the application, Khanwilkar J. further clarified that the trial Court must wrap up the trial expeditiously within 8 weeks, like in previous orders. Before concluding, UP Counsel Garima Prashad informed court that there were originally 387 cases before UP courts, out of which the trial in 200 cases have already been disposed off. “We have been in expeditious mode already”, she stated. On August 6, a Bench headed by Justice Khanwilkar had directed all pending matters in Delhi to be transferred to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Saket, and accordingly directed the CMM to dispose of all the cases expeditiously, within 8 weeks. On that day, the Centre had informed Supreme Court that look out notices issued against foreign nationals for their alleged involvement in Tablighi Jamaat activities at Delhi’s Nizammuddin Markaz had been withdrawn. Thus, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had apprised the Court that all such foreign nationals, who were initially blacklisted by the Ministry of Home Affairs, may leave the country during the pendency of trial against them. Upon being asked about the status of trials, Mehta informed Court that 10 out of the 34 original petitioners had chosen to contest the criminal cases against them instead of opting for a plea bargain. The SG had further stated that these trials were before different Courts in Delhi and suggested that they may be brought before one Court to be disposed of expeditiously. Agreeing with this suggestion, the Court had Ordered as follows- “…we deem it appropriate that the criminal cases concerning these ten petitioners pending in different Trial Courts in the NCT of Delhi be brought before the same Court hearing Criminal Case arising out of FIR No.63 of 2020, so that all the cases can be disposed of expeditiously. Accordingly, we direct transfer of stated cases to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, South-East Delhi, Saket Court Complex, Saket as suggested and direct the said Court to dispose of all the cases expeditiously preferably within eight weeks from today.” On the issue of sending the foreign nationals back to their home countries, SG Mehta iterated that if those who were under trial chose to go back to their country during the pendency of the case, they may render an apology and be allowed to go back subject to the Orders of the Court. Mehta added that even the remaining petitioners who were facing trial had the option of going in for a plea bargain. Recording these submissions of the Solicitor, the Bench had also noted as follows- “Learned Solicitor General has also, in all fairness, submitted that if the concerned petitioners tender apology, as envisaged by the Madras High Court in the concerned criminal case, the said petitioners can be permitted to leave India despite the pendency of the criminal case but subject to such orders that may be passed by the concerned Trial Court… …The learned Solicitor General has also fairly submitted that as of today only ten petitioners have decided to contest the criminal cases pending against them and are not willing to exercise the option of plea bargaining.” Background On April 2, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) communicated the Government’s decision to blacklist as many as 960 foreigners from 35 countries who were present in India. At the same time, orders were issued to Director Generals of Police (DGPs) of all States and Union Territories as well as the Commissioner of Delhi Police (CP) to register FIRs against such foreign nationals. In light of this, a plea had been filed before the Supreme Court, contending that the decision had been taken unilaterally and arbitrarily. Their plea emphasised that a decision of en masse blacklisting without issuing notice or providing an opportunity of being heard is in blatant violation of not only principles of natural justice, but also, of the Right to Life under Article 21. The petitioners, all of whom have been blacklisted, submitted that not only has the sudden decision led to FIRs being registered against them but has also resulted in them having to forfeit their passports to the State Administration. This, they contended, is a complete deprivation of personal liberty, without following procedure established under law. Hearing the matter, the Court had allowed all these foreign nationals to make representations challenging their individual visa cancellation orders before appropriate authorities. While a certain number of them had opted for a plea bargain, a few others had expressed apprehension in doing so as they would face difficulties in their home countries if they were charged of a crime in a foreign country. Therefore, they had chosen to face trial. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story