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Mary Kom Entered Into semis, Assured Of 7th Medal At World Championships

first_img FOLLOW US The celebrated M C Mary Kom on Tuesday, November 20 assured herself a seventh medal at the Women’s World Boxing Championship by advancing to the semifinal in New Delhi, making her the most successful pugilist in the event’s history.The 35-year-old mother-of-three defeated China’s Wu Yu 5-0 in the light flyweight (48 kg) category quarterfinals to enter the last-four stage and be assured of at least a bronze. Mary Kom entered the event with a remarkable tally of five gold medals and a silver to her credit. She last won a world championship medal in 2010 — a 48 kg category gold.  “So, I am confident of winning but not overconfident,” she added. LIVE TV Press Trust Of India First Published: 20th November, 2018 16:35 IST READ: ONE FOR THE AGES: Boxing Champ Mary Kom Trains With Col Rajyavardhan Rathore As The Two Olympians Spar. Watch Here In about which saw little action, Mary Kom was the better boxer with clean punches. More importantly, the local favourite rarely allowed Wu to get a clean shot at her. The five judges ruled in her favour with the elaborate scoreline reading 30-27, 29-28, 30-27, 29-28, 30-27. Mary Kom was tied with Irish legend Katie Taylor on the number of medals won before this edition. But with the win on November 20, the Manipuri became the most successful boxer in the marquee tournament. Taylor now plies her trade in the professional circuit. SUBSCRIBE TO US “But once I got her game I thought out what to do and I had not much of a problem after that,” she added. center_img Written By Last Updated: 20th November, 2018 16:35 IST Mary Kom Entered Into Semis, Assured Of 7th Medal At World Championships The celebrated M C Mary Kom on Tuesday, November 20 assured herself a seventh medal at the Women’s World Boxing Championship by advancing to the semifinal in New Delhi, making her the most successful pugilist in the event’s history The Olympic bronze-medallist next faces North Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi in the semi-final on Thursday, November 22. She had beaten her in the Asian Championships in 2017. COMMENT WATCH US LIVE “It was a tough bout. Not very tough but not very easy also. There are a lot of good Chinese boxers who keep coming. I have faced a lot of them but this opponent I have not faced earlier,” the diminutive star said after her bout. READ: Mary Kom Storms Into Quarters, Says Will Try To Win Goldlast_img read more

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UK watchdog warns of “serious risk of harm” from spread-betting

first_imgShare FCA suspends all Wirecard UK transactions and services June 26, 2020 Share Submit GambleAware urges UK Finance to get strict on Gambling Blockers July 7, 2020 Related Articles Britain’s financial watchdog has warned spread-betting firms of poor practices, following a review by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) related to the industry’s use of contracts for difference (CFD)A warning letter has stated consumers are “at serious risk of harm,” after finding that the majority of customers lost money through their trades.The regulator revealed that it found 76% of retail customers who bought CFD products in the period covered by the review, June 2015 – June 2016, lost money as a result. In its letter to chief executives, the FCA stated: “The review uncovered areas of serious concern that we want to highlight to firms across the industry.”The providers of CFDs, which the FCA described as “complex, high risk instruments”, were also found to have “weak” conflict of interest controls, as well as “ineffective” communication, monitoring and challenge practices.This was in addition to a “flawed” due diligence processes when taking on new distributors of CFDsThe FCA warned: “Given the significant weaknesses we found across our sample, we believe there is a high risk that firms across the sector are not meeting our rules and expectations when providing and distributing CFDs.Adding that chief executives have now been told to consider whether firms are complying with FCA requirements.It was also noted that, some companies have stated their intent to cease offering CFD’s to distributors that provide the contracts on an advisory or discretionary basis, while others are no longer offering them to retail consumers.The FCA also highlighted one firm, who remained nameless, “whose arrangements were so poor” that it now plans to “take further action.” Treasury praises UKGC for contribution on AML research July 18, 2019 StumbleUponlast_img read more

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Agent claiming: Real to get Miralem Pjanic

first_imgMiralem Pjanic to transfer from Roma to FC Real! These are claims of agent Luis Vizzini.“I think that Pjanic will transfer to Real Madrid. He is a great player. Of course it is in the interest of every player to play in a team like Real Madrid,” stated Vizzini for Fichajes.com.Thus, Pjanic’s desire to play for his lifelong idol Zinedine Zidane would come true.Roma’s midfielder emphasized him as one of the people who changed his life.B&H midfielder has a contract with Roma until 2018, and Roma would let him go for 50 million EUR.(Source: fokus.ba)last_img

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Gov. Inslee Appoints Former Port Commissioner Jeff Davis to Board of…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeSouth Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) welcomed its newest member of the Board of Trustees on October 1, Trustee Jefferson Davis. Appointed by Governor Jay Inslee, Davis replaces Trustee Judy Blinn after twelve years as part of the Board.“I sincerely believe that our community colleges will play a major role in turning this economy around, not just for our area but, moreover, for our country,” said Davis. His first Board of Trustees meeting will be October 11.Jeff Davis was appointed to the SPSCC Board of Trustees on October 1. Photo courtesy: SPSCCDavis spent nearly twenty years as a Longshoreman for Pacific Maritime Association and also served as Port Commissioner for the Port of Olympia.  It was in that role that Davis found a passion for identifying areas of challenge and opportunities for business and economic growth, specifically related to ports.  He joined boards at the Thurston Economic Development Council and the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce to play a part in the region’s growth, which helped him quickly identify the importance of education in a successful region.“It was apparent that in order for a region to be successful there must be a cooperative partnership between business and economic interests and educational preparation in order to develop needed skill sets,” said Davis.  He continued, “Community colleges are an essential piece to this equation.”Davis currently sits on the Board of Trustees and acts as Finance Chair for NOVA School and has also served on boards for the Thurston Regional Planning Council and Puget Sound Regional Planning Council.  Additionally, Davis is a co-owner of a property management business and advises small business owners on managing, marketing, and growing their companies, and helps coach his children’s sports activities.Blinn, who was appointed to the Board in 2004, leaves a tremendous mark on the college. She served as Chair of the Board of Trustees from 2010 to 2014 and as Vice Chair from 2008 to 2010. Under her leadership, the Board authorized the acquisition of the Lacey Campus property and helped deepen economic development partnerships in northeast Thurston County. Blinn also served as the Board Liaison to the Legislative Committee of the Trustees’ Association of Community and Technical Colleges (TACTC), SPSCC Foundation Board of Directors, Finance Committee, and College Strategic Planning and Campus Master Planninglast_img read more