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Letter to the Editor: Lack of diversity creates bubble of privilege

first_imgReddIt Twitter Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s printTCU’s mission is “To educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.” However, a recent article quoted Chancellor Victor Boschini effectively doting on the fact that families making less than $100,000 a year could not afford TCU. Perhaps the de facto mission is “To educate the 1 percent of America.” TAGSfinanceLetter to the editor Abby TerHaar graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Political Science. She has spent the past 3 years in India where she now works for a social business which trains global leaders in social innovation. TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Linkedin Linkedin Behind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week + posts ReddIt After graduating from TCU in May 2015, I became a Fulbright Scholar in Delhi, India. At our orientation, I truly felt unprepared to discuss global topics on the level of my peers. Yes, I had studied abroad in Senegal and India during my undergraduate career, but the majority of my college years were spent in incredibly homogenous classrooms. There were few debates with varying points of view because generally, students had similar upbringings: white and wealthy. Of course, there were students that did not fit into this category, but they were few and far between. While TCU has many amazing professors, the lack of socioeconomic, racial, religious, and ethnic diversity is readily apparent creating a bubble of privilege. It’s clear the administration’s values lie not in building diversity or character, but rather building real estate.center_img TCU 360 Staff TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Facebook Pantone: Color of the year 2020 TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution If the goal truly is to create global citizens, there must be a dialogue full of multifarious views coupled with empathy and respect. I hope that those with influence and funds can look critically at our mission and acknowledge it’s not about new dorms or a state of the art gym, but instead about the character of their alumni. In Chancellor Boschini’s inauguration speech he said “TCU is a place of ideas and ideals. Where social responsibility and ethical behavior are the core of our mission and the center of our daily lives.” Unfortunately, that is largely not the case. I aspire to see the day that horned frogs can blossom in a classroom representative of America and even the world as a whole. Until then, students will have to forge their own path in order to find diversity and become a global citizen. TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Twitter Facebook Previous articleTrack and Field: Men’s 4×400 relay breaks facility and school recordNext articleFrom the basketball court to the recording studio TCU 360 Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

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3D Glasses For 3D Movies Should Be Supplied Free Of Cost If Necessary For Better Viewing, Kerala State Consumer Commission Holds

first_imgNews Updates3D Glasses For 3D Movies Should Be Supplied Free Of Cost If Necessary For Better Viewing, Kerala State Consumer Commission Holds Lydia Suzanne Thomas19 April 2021 4:16 AMShare This – xThe Kerala State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has ruled that 3D glasses necessary for watching 3D movies in theatres should be made available free of cost.A Bench of President, Justice K Surendra Mohan, Judicial Member TSP Moosath and Expert Members Ranjit R, Beena Kumari and Radhakrishnan KR that allowing theatre owners to extract charges for the rent of 3D Glasses…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 Kerala State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has ruled that 3D glasses necessary for watching 3D movies in theatres should be made available free of cost.A Bench of President, Justice K Surendra Mohan, Judicial Member TSP Moosath and Expert Members Ranjit R, Beena Kumari and Radhakrishnan KR that allowing theatre owners to extract charges for the rent of 3D Glasses ‘at their whims and fancies’ would only give room for exploitation of consumers. In its Order dated April 9, the Commission underscores that supplying 3D glasses free of cost is imperative, if they are necessary to improve a viewer’s experience. The Bench said, “If 3D glasses are necessary for the better viewing of the 3D movie, it is imperative that the said glasses are supplied free of cost for the use of the viewers. The Commission was hearing an appeal from a 2016 order of the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Thiruvananthapuram. A lawyer, an Advocate Ravi Krishnan had gone to one Remya theatre to watch 3D film, ‘Gravity’, when he noticed that a Rs 30 fee was being collected as rent for 3D glasses, in addition to the Rs. 50 charged on the movie ticket. Though Krishnan requested that he be charged only Rs 50 since he already had 3D glasses with him, the theatre employees insisted on his paying an additional charge of Rs 30 for the 3D glasses as well. Aggrieved, Krishnan approached the District Consumer Forum, contending that the Theatre’s charge of an additional Rs 30 for the 3D glasses amounted to a restrictive trade practice. Remya Theatre’s proprietor asserted that no instance of anyone requesting to view the film without purchasing the spectacles was brought to their notice. Finding his complaint well-founded, the District Forum stated that the theatre may levy an additional charge for renting 3D glasses after giving prior notice and for those people who require the same. Faulting the District Forum order on this count, Krishnan argued that if the theatre was allowed to charge additional fee for the 3D glasses to customers who did not require it, this would enable the theatre to continue with the restrictive trade practice without hindrance. In the meanwhile, the proprietor of Remya Theatre challenged the District Forum order in so far as it ordered the theatre to pay Krishnan a compensation of Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 5,000 as punitive damages, in addition to costs of Rs. 2,000 to Krishnan. While the finding that the compensation and punitive damages granted by the District Forum are justified and reasonable, there was no justification in allowing the theatre to publish a notice charging the sum from consumers who required the glasses, the State Consumer Commission held. “However, the direction of the District Forum that charges for use of the 3D glasses could be extracted from customers who require the glasses and that too after publishing a notice is without any justification, as contended by the complainant. Any such permission to extract additional charges would not be in the interests of the rights of the consumers whose stakes in such matters are very low.” The Commission, while vacating the District Forum’s order, held that the District Forum had rightly found that the 3D glasses provided by Remya Theatre were not of high quality or value. Therefore, extracting an amount of Rs. 30 as rent for such spectacles could only be termed as excessive exploitation. “In the process, the opposite party would have extracted a tidy sum of money, without providing any consequential benefit to the consumer who has availed the use thereof.”, the Commission pointed out. Additionally, the charge for 3D glasses was an infraction of the rights of the consumers, the Commission ruled. On these terms, the proprietor’s appeal was dismissed and the District Forum’s Order was vacated. CASE: The Proprietor, Remya Theatre v. Adv. Ravi Krishnan). COUNSEL: The complainant, Advocate Ravi Krishnan, appeared in-person. Advocate CS Rajmohan represented for the proprietor of the theatre complex.Click here to download the orderNext Storylast_img read more

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The Key States Biden Won en Route to the White House

first_imgUpdated Nov. 7, 2020, 7:37 p.m. ET And although it took days to learn who had won and the race was quite close, Pennsylvania indeed proved critical to the outcome. As expected, Mr. Trump jumped out to an early lead, thanks to ballots cast on Election Day, but Mr. Biden clawed back slowly and eventually overtook Mr. Trump as more and more absentee ballots were counted.- Advertisement – Florida (29 Electoral College votes)Perhaps no state was more closely watched this cycle than Florida, and the results there almost immediately dashed Democrats’ hopes of a blue landslide. Mr. Trump won the state by a significantly wider margin than he did in 2016, despite polling averages that showed him trailing before Election Day.More than half of the counties in Florida swung further right than they did four years ago. And although Mr. Biden did make gains in some areas of the state, he vastly underperformed in Florida’s most populous county, Miami-Dade, especially in precincts with a majority Hispanic population.Iowa (six votes), Ohio (18 votes) and Texas (38 votes)Optimistic Democrats hopeful for a blue wave saw Iowa, Ohio and Texas as potentially in play this cycle, but that proved to be wishful thinking. Mr. Trump thumped Mr. Biden by significant margins in all three conservative-leaning states, winning them for a second time.Of the three, Texas, where the president won by roughly six percentage points, ended up being the closest. Even as some white voters in urban and suburban areas moved in large numbers toward Democrats, many Hispanic voters in the Rio Grande Valley shifted decisively toward Mr. Trump.Nick Corasaniti and Reid J. Epstein contributed reporting. An initial look at county-level data suggests that Mr. Biden ran ahead of Mrs. Clinton’s performance in 2016 in most parts of the state. He showed particular strength in the suburbs around Philadelphia, an area that had been trending blue in 2016 and has only grown bluer since. He flipped the state back into the Democratic column with 37,000 more votes than Mr. Trump.Michigan (16 votes) and Wisconsin (10 votes)Four years ago, Mr. Trump became the first Republican presidential candidate to win either Michigan or Wisconsin in decades when he defeated Mrs. Clinton by roughly 33,000 votes in both states combined.From the start of Mr. Biden’s presidential campaign all the way to Election Day, he and his team believed that rebuilding the Democratic “blue wall” in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania would perhaps be the clearest and cleanest path to winning the White House. Mr. Biden also believed that the Democratic Party had to garner support from working-class and middle-class voters in Northern industrial states — those from families like the one he grew up in.- Advertisement – After days of vote counting, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has amassed the 270 Electoral College votes he needed to secure the presidency.All along, it was clear that Mr. Biden’s path to victory involved flipping a handful of states that then-candidate Donald J. Trump won in 2016 while also retaining the states that Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee in 2016, won in that cycle.- Advertisement – In Michigan, a spike in turnout in Detroit and its wealthy suburbs, along with shrinking support for Mr. Trump among middle-class voters, helped secure the state for Mr. Biden. About two-thirds of the predominately white counties that backed Mr. Trump in 2016 moved somewhat left four years later, and a greater share of voters in those counties backed Mr. Biden than they supported Mrs. Clinton in 2016.Battleground States Biden Kept That strategy paid off, as Mr. Biden rode the support in Wisconsin’s cities and suburbs to victory. He was aided particularly by massive turnout in Dane County (home to Madison) and he ate into Mr. Trump’s margins in the Milwaukee suburbs.center_img New Hampshire (14 votes)The Cook Political Report considered New Hampshire competitive with a Democratic lean, and it was tightly contested in 2016. But Mr. Biden won handily, by seven percentage points, and the race was called relatively quickly. Though there were many twists and turns, Mr. Biden appears to have done exactly that. Here is a quick look at the key states he won, and what we know about why he won them.States Biden FlippedPennsylvania (20 Electoral College votes)Pennsylvania has been in the spotlight for months, and it was long considered a potential “tipping-point state” — the state where victory could determine the outcome of the entire presidential contest. Elections officials had signaled all along that it would take time to count the votes there, and that a final tally would not be available on election night. Mr. Trump won the state by less than one percentage point in 2016, but polls had Mr. Biden ahead in the run-up to Election Day. Noteworthy States Biden Lost Minnesota (10 Electoral College votes)Mr. Trump came surprisingly close to a victory in Minnesota four years ago, and his campaign poured significant resources into the state this cycle in hopes of flipping it. Nonetheless, Mr. Biden maintained a comfortable if not insurmountable lead in Minnesota throughout much of the race, and polling there ended up being pretty spot on.Mr. Biden won comfortably, by about seven percentage points. He ran up the margins in densely populated urban counties and made significant inroads in the suburban counties that Mr. Trump won in 2016.Nevada (Six votes)Mr. Biden managed to hang onto Nevada, a state Mrs. Clinton won in 2016, but it was a nail-biter that took days to decide. Like Mrs. Clinton, he did it by winning Clark and Washoe Counties, home to Las Vegas and Reno, which account for over 85 percent of the state’s total votes. His margin of victory in Clark County was down slightly from the margin in 2016, but it was up in Washoe. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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