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Harvard university debating team lose to convicted criminals

12:03 PM | 7 Oct, 2015
Harvard university debating team lose to convicted criminals
NEW YORK (Web Desk) - In an awkward moment three New York jail inmates have defeated Harvard university debating team comprising of three undergraduate students at a competition in New York.

The three inmates Carl Snyder, Dyjuan Tatro and Carlos Polanco have been convicted for the violence related crimes.

This weekend, three members of the HCDU had the privilege of competing against members of the Bard Prison Initiative's...

Posted by Harvard College Debating Union on Sunday, September 20, 2015

In a competition on September 18, b teams were tasked to argue in front of large audience at the topic "public schools should be allowed to turn away students whose parents entered the United States illegally." The prisoners team defied the statement to earn cheers from the crowd.

According to media reports the inmates who were not even allowed to access internet to search material for the debate were quick enough to establish an argument that no child should be thrown out of the school.

They further suggested the jury that government refuses to own such students at schools, the private organisations and non-profit welfare trusts should come forward and take up the responsibility.

Since the prisoners have started appearing at such competitions the inmates have outshone the outstanding students of leading American universities for the third time in last two years. Previously the prisoners beaten teams from the US Military Academy at West Point and the University of Vermont in separate events.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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