Plea In Andhra Pradesh HC For Waiver Of Fees And Cancellation Of Semester Examinations In DSNLU [Read Petition]

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea In Andhra Pradesh HC For Waiver Of Fees And Cancellation Of Semester Examinations In DSNLU [Read Petition] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK17 May 2020 11:16 PMShare This – x”It is the duty and the obligation of the University Administration to be empathetic towards the situations of every single student studying with them and see if the decisions taken by the University can meet up to the ground realities of our country today” A PIL has been filed in the Andhra Pradesh High Court seeking waiver of fees and cancellation of semester examinations…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 is the duty and the obligation of the University Administration to be empathetic towards the situations of every single student studying with them and see if the decisions taken by the University can meet up to the ground realities of our country today” A PIL has been filed in the Andhra Pradesh High Court seeking waiver of fees and cancellation of semester examinations for the students of the Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Vizag. The matter will be heard today before Court No. 2, via video-conferencing. The petition has been moved by Anurag Tiwary and Keshav Baheti, students of DSNLU, highlighting that a huge number of students at the University come from underprivileged backgrounds, minority communities, troubled households, economically weaker sections and remote village areas, and such they do not have sufficient means/ basic infrastructure to attend online classes or appear for online examinations. “Conducting internal evaluation or online classes or any kind of assessment in the coming days, suffers from the presumption that every student has the required basic infrastructure necessary to appear for such evaluation, classes or assessments. Those students who do not have the basic infrastructure such as High-speed internet connectivity, laptops, computers, mentally stable emotional spaces and physical spaces in their homes or who come from far flung areas will be unreasonably classified against those students who have the aforesaid privileges. This will violate their right to equality,” their plea states. In this backdrop it has been prayed that the University be directed to make it “non-mandatory” for students to attend the online classes rather than making it compulsory. Further they have sought appropriate orders for cancelation of the Examinations and any kind of Internal Evaluation of students for the ongoing semester. They have suggested that an Alternative mechanism be devised by the Administration (in coherence with sister universities) for assessing students in a manner that does not prejudice their economic/social/mental well-being and interest. The Petitioner have also pointed out that the students are being forced to pay Library fees, Hostel Fees, Mess Charges, Electricity charges and Internet fees, even during the lockdown period, when such facilities are not being availed by them. “Universities have turned into profit-making corporations wherein they charge a mandatory increment in the Tuition fee of their students every year. Such increment in the Academic year 2020-2021 during such times when COVID-19 has crippled the economy and increased job losses and unemployment, will severely prejudice the interest of the aforementioned students and will make them worse off than their privileged counterparts,” the plea states. In view thereof a direction has been sought to the University to not charge any fees in the current academic year for the number of months/days students in such universities haven’t availed the amenities from the University during the enforced lockdown. The plea states that if the above reliefs are not granted, the students will be put in a state where they will be forced to reveal about their private life (either economically, geographically and socially in terms of lack of infrastructure to meet the deadlines of the university, or emotionally and mentally in terms of lack of capability to meet the expectations from them academically) which they otherwise wouldn’t have wanted to reveal. Thus, the same is a violation of their Right to Privacy, enshrined under Article 21 of the Constitution. Further, they have prayed that the University be directed to not charge increment in the Academic fees for the Academic year 2020-2021, given the crippled state of economy and increased job losses and unemployment. Lastly, the Petitioners have submitted that the lockdown has severely affected the mental health of many students and the University has a “complimentary role” to remedy the same. Accordingly, they have prayed for a direction to the University to immediately take up cases of students facing mental health challenges during the current Lockdown and compulsorily recruit Mental Health Counsellors to students at the University level itself. Click Here To Download Petition Read Petition 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

Winning the rate game

first_img 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The market for commercial real estate (CRE) loans is really gaining speed, and credit unions should take note of this in order to execute a successful business and commercial lending strategy. The new year marks the beginning of increasing competition among the industry’s CRE lenders as they seek to meet the continuing demand for commercial loans, while remaining competitive in the rate game.Look at the situation from the standpoint of the pass-through rate, which is the net interest rate passed through to investors after deducting servicing, management and guarantee fees from the gross mortgage coupon. In 2014, and for most of last year, the pass-through rates for CRE loan participants with standard credit ranged from 3.9 percent to 4.25 percent. These pass-through rates translated to interest rates for borrowers in the 4.40 percent to 4.75 percent range. With the recent NCUA member business lending deregulation and increase in loan volumes, CRE lenders have an opportunity to sustain growth into 2016, in spite of the rate hike.In the past few months, our research team has performed a market scan to assess the number of large-scale and community banks entering the CRE space with highly competitive rates. In many cases, these competitive rates were between .50 percent and .75 percent lower than the standard rates earlier in 2015. In some cases, credit unions lost attainable CRE opportunities to banks that negotiated much lower rates on deals. This trend can and should stop now; credit unions cannot afford to miss these opportunities to capture more market share. continue reading »last_img read more

Duquesne looks to extend streak vs GW

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditGeorge Washington (11-14, 5-7) vs. Duquesne (18-6, 8-4)PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh; Wednesday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Duquesne looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over George Washington. In its last five wins against the Colonials, Duquesne has won by an average of 9 points. George Washington’s last win in the series came on Feb. 19, 2017, a 77-70 victory. Duquesne looks to extend streak vs GW Associated Press February 18, 2020center_img LEADING THE WAY: Marcus Weathers has put up 14.5 points and eight rebounds to lead the charge for the Dukes. Sincere Carry is also a primary facilitator, accounting for 11.4 points and five assists per game. The Colonials are led by Jameer Nelson Jr., who is averaging 11.2 points and 4.3 rebounds.KEY CONTRIBUTIONS: Carry has either made or assisted on 49 percent of all Duquesne field goals over the last three games. Carry has 11 field goals and 24 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: George Washington is 0-8 when scoring fewer than 61 points and 11-6 when scoring at least 61.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Dukes have recently converted buckets via assists more often than the Colonials. Duquesne has an assist on 42 of 71 field goals (59.2 percent) across its past three outings while George Washington has assists on 35 of 60 field goals (58.3 percent) during its past three games.STINGY DEFENSE: Duquesne has held opposing teams to 64.1 points per game, the second-lowest figure among all A10 teams. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Syracuse looks for improved pitching after struggling on mound last season

first_imgIn 2013, pitching was a glaring weakness for Syracuse.But that’s no longer the case, as the Orange’s pitching staff has potential to carry the team this year. With the return of junior Lindsay Taylor and the addition of freshmen Christina Clermont and Jordyn White, head coach Leigh Ross has several arms she can trust.“We have depth on the mound and coming off last year when we were thin, that’s really nice,” Ross said. “We have three No. 1s and can throw different kids depending on the strengths of the opponent.”The Orange will need all the help it can get on the mound, as its move to the Atlantic Coast Conference will result in much tougher competition day in and day out.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse won’t take long to test its pitching against ranked opponents, as Syracuse takes on No. 22 South Alabama twice this weekend, and will also face No. 25 Alabama-Birmingham. Both games are part of the Mardi Gras Invitational in Mobile, Ala.“I think it’s really big to prove to everyone that we’re the same as one of those big name teams,” senior first baseman Jasmine Watson said. “In the past, we haven’t made it very far, but it’s really important to prove that we’re coming out and winning.”The Orange will need pitching to do so.With more flexibility on the hill, Ross isn’t pressed to force one pitcher to go an entire game if she doesn’t need to.Having four games in the first two days of the season, the Orange will want to use more than one arm. With that said, there likely won’t be any drop-off in production from starters to relievers.“We can change things up in the middle of the game and still be strong,” Ross said. “That will keep us in every game.”It’s a luxury the Orange wasn’t afforded with last year. Its two primary pitchers, graduated Stacy Kuwik and Taylor, amassed a combined 304 innings compared to the 40.2 innings pitched by the other three pitchers on the roster.Not only is this year’s staff a deeper unit, but it has also demonstrated great cohesiveness throughout the preseason.“We have great chemistry, and we all work really well together,” Clermont said. “If we need a pitcher to open or close, we don’t have a problem, so that’s really important especially as a pitching staff.”Clermont will be thrust into a significant role as a freshman, and Ross said to expect her to see significant innings as a starter.Watson mentioned how it will be the responsibility of her and the other upperclassmen to make sure that the freshmen playing big roles are prepared mentally and emotionally.“Our weakness is that we have a lot of young girls, so it’s going to be a little tough to keep their mindset focused,” Watson said. “It’s a different environment, but the biggest thing is for the upperclassmen to keep them focused on our end goal.”The journey to that end goal starts Friday, and the team’s biggest strength is ready to try and be the catalyst of a Syracuse softball success story.Said Ross: “We have pitching.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 6, 2014 at 12:50 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

Clippers taking a cautious approach with injured guard Avery Bradley

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Avery Bradley couldn’t play in the Clippers’ game against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night at Staples Center, their latest must-win game as they head down the regular season’s home stretch. When he plays again is anyone’s guess. He wasn’t about to make one.Bradley missed his fourth consecutive game because of a sports hernia, or what the Clippers have officially termed athletic pubalgia. It’s been an ongoing battle for Bradley, dating to before the Clippers acquired him in the Jan. 29 trade that sent Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons.The Clippers coveted Bradley’s defensive skills after losing Patrick Beverley to season-ending knee surgery Nov. 22. Bradley and Beverley play a similar style and excel at badgering opposing guards. The Clippers could have used either or both against the Rockets’ James Harden and Chris Paul.Bradley said his goal is to get back into the Clippers’ lineup as soon as possible and to stay there for the rest of the season. The last thing he wants is to play one game, aggravate the injury and then have to sit out for an extended period. Once he gets back, he wants to stick. “Right now, I’m doing a lot of different exercises to try to strengthen a lot of different areas,” he said. “(Offseason surgery) is something we’re exploring. We’re not sure about it yet. Right now, we’re just trying to take it day by day and focus on everything around it.”Bradley couldn’t pinpoint an exact date, game or play that caused the lower abdominal injury. It happened earlier in the season while he was playing with the Pistons. He sat out seven games between Dec. 16 and Jan. 2 because of what Detroit called a right adductor strain.“It’s one of those things where you just have to be smart about it,” Bradley said.Bradley is in the final season of a contract that pays him nearly $9 million for 2017-18. He can become a free agent at season’s end. Clippers coach Doc Rivers said recently he liked the idea of having defensive standouts Bradley and Beverley together on the team next season.GALLINARI UPDATEPower forward Danilo Gallinari said he was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Thursday on his bruised and swollen right hand. He hasn’t played since Golden State’s Draymond Green accidentally elbowed him during the Clippers’ loss to the Warriors on Feb. 22 in Oakland. Gallinari can’t make a fist or tie his shoes, let alone handle a basketball.“We have another exam tomorrow and we’ll talk to the doctors and see what’s going on,” he said. “It’s painful. It’s weak. Tomorrow after the exam we can see if there’s something structurally wrong. … Hopefully, there is nothing going on.”WALLACE TRANSFERREDThe Clippers transferred guard Tyrone Wallace to their Ontario-based G League team after he played in Tuesday’s victory over the Denver Nuggets, the last day of his 25-day contract with the NBA team. The Clippers control his rights for the rest of the season, but he can’t play for them again.Wallace could sign a 10-day contract or a pro-rated deal for the rest of the season.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Love and Marriage, Go Together Like a Horse and Carriage

first_imgBy Rick Geffken |Though much of the hoopla surrounding the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has mercifully passed, Melissa Ziobro, Monmouth University professor, reminded a Tinton Falls audience that the recent British matrimonial event was just the latest in a tradition of across-the-pond “romances” between members of the European royalty and American brides.Ziobro regaled 25 very interested women seniors (and two brave men) on May 21 with stories of “American Women and Royal Marriages.” The Harry/Meghan Wedding was certainly spectacular, but the joining together of Old and New World couples was not as uncommon as we might think.Ziobro is a specialist professor of public history in the Department of History and Anthropology at Monmouth University and frequently writes and lectures on women’s issues. During this recent presentation, Ziobro admitted: “There are important issues and there are interesting issues. This most recent royal wedding falls into the latter, but it has increased attention to the Gilded Age phenomena of what were called ‘American Dollar Princesses.’ ” Ziobro noted that the TV series “Downton Abbey” sparked her to examine arranged marriages which began in the late 19th century. She laughed recalling how the subject caught her attention. “I was watching ‘Downton Abbey,’ and like any good historian I can’t watch TV and enjoy myself, I have to start researching things, like who Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham was modeled after.” Though he was studying to be a physician on Long Island when he met Ms. Hazard, her father’s success no doubt made her more attractive to von Auersperg. After years of creditors chasing down the von Auerspergs, Florence finally had enough and divorced the prince in 1915.This article was first published in the June 7-June 14, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. “By some counts there may have been as many as 500 of these marriages between American women of ‘new money’ who were betrothed to the relatively impoverished European aristocracy,” said Ziobro. Their motivations included trading “cash for class.” After the American Civil War, many of the daughters of the newly wealthy saw titled European nobility as a way to attain duchess, or even princess status.In Europe, the landed gentry needed to find income to replace their disappearing earnings from centuries-old agricultural endeavors. Their expensive to maintain manor houses were becoming increasingly unsustainable as well. Enter American money. Although British nobility were the top choice for most young women seeking these marriages, they also married Germans, Austrians and Italians. Ziobro soon discovered that some New Jersey women were among the many “American Dollar Princesses.”Sixteen-year-old Florence Ellsworth Hazard of Shrewsbury around the time of her marriage to Prince Franz von Auersperg of Austria in 1899.American newspapers often ran lists of American heiresses marrying noblemen, including the amount of money the young women “took out of the country” with them, often half a million dollars or more. Of particular interest to The Two River Times readers, and probably surprising to most, is the story of Miss Florence Hazard of Shrewsbury, daughter of the owner of the world-famous Hazard Ketchup Factory, E. C. Hazard. Florence was only 16 years old when she married Prince Franz von Auersperg of Austria in June 1899. She was looking to improve her station in life, and incidentally her fiancé’s. Sixty-plus years before Meghan Markle walked down the aisle of St. George’s Chapel to wed Prince Harry, older Americans still remember when movie star Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956. Both appear to be true love matches, not exchanges of hard currency for titles. Harry does not lack for resources. Von Auersperg was part of a noble family and had enjoyed a spirited, which is to say wanton, youth according to contemporary accounts at the time of the wedding. One paper noted: “The engagement is hailed by court and aristocratic circles with gratification, as the Prince seemed to have hopelessly wrecked his life by fast living and gambling before he left Vienna three years ago.”last_img read more