Mary Kom Questions Decision in World Boxing Championships Semi-final Loss

first_imgMary Kom expressed her displeasure over the umpire’s decision in her Women’s World Boxing Championships semi-final after she settled for a bronze on Saturday.Mary Kom bagged a historic eighth world medal but could not reach another final as she lost to 1-4 to second seed Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey in an intense semi-final match. The Indian camp was not satisfied by the decision and wanted to protest but their plea was turned down.According to AIBA rule 20, a protest is granted only if the scores read 3:2 or 3:1 but since the score for Mary read 4:1, India’s appeal to protest was turned down and the yellow card was not accepted by the technical committee.However after the match, Mary Kom took to Twitter to question the decision and called the decision wrong.”How and why. Let the world know how much right and wrong the decision is,” Mary Kom tweeted.How and why. Let the world know how much right and wrong the decision is…. @KirenRijiju @PMOIndia— Mary Kom (@MangteC) October 12, 2019Despite this loss, it was a stupendous campaign for the 36-year-old Mary Kom and added to her long list of accomplishments. This bronze is her first world medal in the 51kg category.Besides six world titles, Mary Kom’s incredible career is also studded with an Olympic bronze medal (2012), five Asian titles, gold medals at the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games, besides numerous other international top finishes. Indiamary komWomen’s World Boxing Championships First Published: October 12, 2019, 3:57 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more


State audit faults Evergreen schools

first_imgAudit findingA state audit has found fault in the way Evergreen Public Schools calculated and reported compliance with the national school lunch and school breakfast programs.“The district did not have adequate internal controls over its federal child nutrition verification process, resulting in inaccurate reporting of verification results,” according to the audit report released Monday.The audit period was Sept. 1, 2011, through Aug. 31, 2012.The district received $1,116,250 for the School Breakfast Program and $4,290,586 for the National School Lunch Program in the 2011-2012 school year. The programs fund free and reduced-price meals for children from low-income families. To be eligible for these programs, families must meet income guidelines.The audit found the district incorrectly determined eligibility for about 29 percent of the applications. These errors were due to excluding overtime pay from parents’ total earnings and miscalculating monthly household income using paycheck stubs provided by families.Due to these errors, the district received $9,585 in excess federal funds and caused inaccurate verification results to be reported to the state.Each year districts must choose a sample of applications and verify that the income reported by families is correct. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction provides school districts with instructions on how to verify program eligibility. If the verification process is not completed properly, the district risks serving free and reduced-price meals to ineligible families and misreporting verification results to the state.last_img read more


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