first_imgMOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin’s spokesman says the U.S. Embassy’s statements about the extensive protests in Russia, in which more than 3,500 people reportedly were arrested, interfere in the country’s domestic affairs and encourage Russians to break the law. Dmitry Peskov made the criticism on Sunday, a day after protests took place across the country demanding the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, Putin’s most well-known critic. During the protests, embassy spokeswoman Rebecca Ross said on Twitter that “The U.S. supports the right of all people to peaceful protest, freedom of expression. Steps being taken by Russian authorities are suppressing those rights.”  Peskov said the statements “indirectly constitute absolute interference in our internal affairs”last_img read more

first_imgBy U.S. Embassy in Guatemala November 24, 2020 The United States provided humanitarian assistance to Guatemala in the aftermath of tropical storm Eta, serving approximately 310,000 Guatemalans in 25 communities affected by Tropical Storm Eta in nine departments (Quiché, Petén, Izabal, Zacapa, Chiquimula, Alta Verapaz, Jutiapa, El Progreso, and Santa Rosa). The assistance included 23 rescues, 39 evacuations, more than $363,000 in direct humanitarian aid as well as hundreds of thousands of pounds in food, water, and critical supplies (e.g., protective gear and hygiene kits). This aid was delivered by more than 59 flights by U.S. and Guatemalan helicopters to remote and isolated communities.Below are details of the assistance provided by the U.S. government:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) donated 2,000 pairs of gloves, 2,000 disposable medical gowns, 1,000 protective glasses, 2,850 surgical masks, 1,000 face shields, 350 waterproof aprons, and coordinated the donation of 120 gallons of alcohol gel/hand sanitizer from the University del Valle de Guatemala. CDC also translated and distributed guidelines for COVID-19 mitigation in emergency shelters.United States Agency for International Development The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) invested over $363,000 in humanitarian assistance, including food rations, shelters, first aid kits, utensils, and hygiene kits, for affected communities.Department of DefenseThe U.S. Department of Defense sent two helicopters from Joint Task Force Bravo (under U.S. Southern Command): an HH-60 Blackhawk for search and rescue, and a CH-47 Chinook, capable of carrying large volumes of cargo. These aircraft rescued 23 people, transferred six patients, re-located 39 persons, carried 30,900 pounds of USAID-assigned cargo, and carried 147,880 pounds of urgent life-saving rations (water, food, and other supplies).International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Office The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) of the U.S. Department of State provided pilots for UH-1 helicopters, which it donated to the Guatemalan National Civil Police (PNC, in Spanish) prior to the emergency, and provided technical assistance to Guatemalan National Police helicopters. INL cooperated with Guatemala’s Air Interdiction, Counternarcotics, and Counter-Terrorism Task Force (FIAAT, in Spanish) to fly 59 missions that transported 57,237 pounds of food and cargo to 25 communities.last_img read more

first_imgThe BHS wrestling team traveled to East Central for their annual Super 8 Dual meet.  The Bulldogs wrestled well earning 3rd place on the day behind the 2nd place EC and the 1st place Terre Haute South.  Other participating teams include Lawrenceburg, Cambridge City, Crawford County, Tri High, and Shenandoah.  The BHS team improved their record to 9-7.Michael Deal and Ben Westerfeld had a perfect day with 5 wins each and both earning the Most Valuable Wrestler Award for their respective weight class.Team scores were:Batesville 62 Cambridge City 6Batesville 51 Crawford County 21Batesville 17 East Central 54Batesville 18 Terre Haute South 55Batesville 48 Shenandoah 36Wrestlers winning 5 matches.  Michael Deal and Ben Westerfeld.Wrestlers winning 4 matches.  Will Amberger and Jarret Hooten.Wrestlers winning 3 matches.  Derek Davidson, Neal Nobbe, and Zach Strub.Wrestlers winning 2 matches.  John Moody, Robert Strobel, and Levi Nordmeyer.Wrestlers winning 1 match.  Chris Schene and Xavier King.Other wrestlers representing the team well include: Nick Schneider, Jon Kurtz, Tyler Spurlock, and Allen Hudepohl.Submitted by Batesville Wrestling Coach Chris Deal with Wendy Deal.last_img read more

first_imgCongratulations to The Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles, East Central Lady Trojans, North Decatur Lady Chargers, and Greensburg Lady Pirates on winning their respective Girls Basketball Sectional Crowns on Saturday Night, February 8th.Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ WaldronJac-Cen-Del  40     Waldron  36The #7 Lady Eagles will battle The #8 Greenwood Christian Lady Cougars in Game 2 at The Southwestern Shelby Regionals tipping off around Noon.Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Switzerland CountyNorth Decatur  35     South Ripley  29The #14 Lady Chargers will battle The #7 Eastern Pekin Lady Musketeers in Game 2 at The Paoli Regionals tipping off around Noon.Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ South DearbornGreensburg  41     Lawrenceburg  29The #8 Lady Pirates will battle The #5 Evansville Memorial Lady Tigers in Game 1 at The Charlestown Regionals tipping off around 10 AM.Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ Bloomington SouthEast Central  49     Columbus East  35The #15 Lady Trojans will battle The Franklin Central Lady Flashes in Game 1 at The Columbus North Regionals tipping off around 10 AM.last_img read more