SOUTHCOM, US Embassy Security Cooperation Office, Assist Honduras During COVID-19 Pandemic

first_imgBy Steven McLoud/Diálogo May 21, 2020 Some 700 Honduran families are benefitting from humanitarian aid kits delivered by U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) to the National Risk Management System (SINAGER, in Spanish) of Honduras on May 8.These 700 hygiene kits contain soaps, toothpastes, brushes, sanitary napkins, toilet paper, and shampoo and were taken to prioritized sectors of Honduras.The donation was made in response to the request by the Honduran government agency of the Permanent Commission of Contingencies (COPECO, in Spanish) for supplies to have on hand to respond to emergencies due to the rainy season.Since the COVID-19 crisis began in Honduras in mid-March, the Security Cooperation Office (SCO) of the U.S. Embassy in Honduras through SOUTHCOM’s Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) has donated more than $150,000 worth of medical supplies, hygiene kits, and personal protection equipment (PPE).In late April, SOUTHCOM also delivered to COPECO a disbursement of PPEs for SINAGER, which was later distributed among the first response personnel working on the front lines combatting COVID-19.U.S. Air Force Colonel Francisco Rivera, SCO chief in Honduras, made the delivery. Those PPEs consisted of 1,500 KN 95 masks, 5,000 Nitrile gloves, 65 gallons of hand sanitizers, 1,500 medical gowns, and six infrared thermometers. In addition to SINAGER and COPECO, donations have also gone to the Honduran National Pulmonary Hospital and the Salvador Paredes Hospital.“Over the last decade, SOUTHCOM has steadily built COPECO’s capacity in Honduras through a series of HAP projects,” said Col. Rivera. “From 2010 to 2020, HAP funds were used to construct regional Emergency Operations Centers/Disaster Relief Warehouses (EOC/DRW) for COPECO regional offices in Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, Gracias a Dios, El Paraíso, Atlántida, and Choluteca.”These facilities, which display commemorative plaques highlighting SOUTHCOM’s donation, are currently fully equipped to respond to natural and man-made disasters, Col. Rivera added. For COVID-19, each EOC/DRW is currently activated and providing assistance.last_img read more

Four area gymnasts help Section III to state championship

first_imgMore than four months after finishing their regular season, a quartet of area gymnasts would help propel Section III to the top spot in Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships.In all, 13 gymnasts represented Section III in the state meet, which took place at Cold Spring Harbor High School on Long Island. With their team score of 184.825, the section beat out Section VI (184.200) for team honors.Jamesville-DeWitt/Fayetteville-Manlius featured Rylee Fishkin, who rose near the top of the standings in uneven bars. Fishkin’s 9.350 routine put her in a tie for seventh place with Section I’s Samantha Greenhut. Tags: ESMF-M/J-Dgymanstics Smith was victorious on the uneven bars (9.775), beam and floor, where she scored a pair of 9.6 routines, and was second on the vault with 9.700 behind Section XI’s Skye Harper’s own 9.775.The state championship team from Section III had Fishkin, McKean, Korseniewski, Potamianos, Smith, New Hartford’s Sienna Zuccaro, Madelyn Massoud and Kennedy Massoud, Whitesboro’s Taylor Bushey, Kiara Khiamdavanh and Madison Scialdone, Baldwinsville’s Maddie Brooks and Central Square’s Peter Ferrante.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Fishkin also tied for 19th on floor exercise with a 9.050 as one of her J-D/F-M teammates, Rachel McKean, finished 50th with 8.275. On the vault, Fishkin finished 33rd with 8.875.Meanwhile, East Syracuse Minoa/Liverpool gymnast Delia Korseniewski tied Section XI’s Haylie Kelly for 11th place on the floor thanks to a 9.225 routine, to go with her 8.475 on balance beam that put her in 40th place.This group, along with J-D/F-M’s Zoe Potamianos, were part of a Section III side led by New Hartford’s Miranda Smith, who won the state all-around title with a score of 38.675, exactly 1.5 points ahead of the runner-up, Section VI’s Jenna Blair.last_img read more

Greeks landed in Sarajevo

first_imgFootball players of Greece landed today at 12.15 in Sarajevo, and no one of the staff or team gave any statements to media.Several players refused to talks on the basis of their poor knowledge of English.Georgios Samaras, the greatest star of Greek team, immediately sat in the bus and entertained himself with a mobile phone and said to journalists that he will not give any statements.Players went to Zenica, and today they will have their first training, and after the training there will be a press conference.Several fans greeted Greek team, and several BIH fans also came to see the opponents.last_img read more

Serie A side will fight to keep starlet out of Tottenham’s clutches

first_imgEmpoli are desperate to keep hold of teen sensation Assane Diousse amid growing interest from Tottenham.The 17-year-old has broken into the Italian club’s first-team this year and has caught the eye with some impressive performances.AC Milan contacted Empoli on deadline day, while Tottenham are said to have also expressed an interest in the midfielder.However, according to TMW, Empoli are determined to hold onto Diousse and have no plans to sell him.The Serie A side are aware the Senegalese star will eventually move to one of Europe’s top clubs, but they believe for now he should remain with them to develop. Assane Diousse 1last_img read more