The Daily Populous

Wednesday March 15th, 2023 day edition

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The Vermont girls high school basketball team that forfeited out of a tournament in February after refusing to play against a team with a transgender player has been declared ineligible to participate in future tournaments, the Vermont Principals' Association announced this week.

"The result was a determination that policies have been violated at the school level, thus there is an immediate determination of ineligibility for Mid-Vermont Christian in VPA sanctioned activities and tournaments going forward.".

Mid Vermont Christian School forfeited out of the Vermont Division IV girls basketball state tournament after refusing to play against Long Trail School on Feb. 21 in the first round.

Long Trail has a transgender player on its roster, but according to Valley News, MVCS was the only opponent to have an issue with that all season.

After the meeting on March 13, the VPA sent the school a letter to the school saying that forfeit and the rationality behind it "violates VPA Policies which are aligned with Vermont state law.".

"Thus, Mid-Vermont Christian school is ineligible to participate in VPA activities going forward.

As of 2022, Vermont private schools are expected to follow the state's anti-discrimination rules if they want state funding. »

Exclusive: Russia’s secret document for destabilizing Moldova

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The document originates from the same Presidential Directorate for Cross-Border Cooperation that produced a similar strategy, previously reported on by Yahoo News, concerning Russian plans to annex Belarus.

It envisions Moldova joining the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union, Moscow’s answer to the EU, and the Collective Security Treaty Organization, its version of NATO.

In the early months of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it absorbed 430,000 refugees, more per capita than any other country. »

SVB collapse was driven by ‘the first Twitter-fueled bank run’

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Customers withdrew $42 billion in a single day last week from Silicon Valley Bank, leaving the bank with $1 billion in negative cash balance, the company said in a regulatory filing.

Founders and CEOs then shared tweets about the concerning situation at the bank in private Slack channels, according to The Wall Street Journal.

House Financial Services Chair Patrick McHenry (seen here in January) described SVB's collapse as driven by "the first Twitter-fueled bank run." »

Russian Fighter Jet Collides with US Reaper Drone Over Black Sea

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Two Russian Su-27 Flanker jets intercepted and purposefully collided with a U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone in international airspace over the Black Sea.

At approximately 7:03 AM (CET), one of the Russian Su-27 aircraft struck the propeller of the MQ-9, located on the rear of the aircraft.

Russian and U.S. aircraft have operated over the Black Sea during the course of the war, but this is the first known such interaction, and represents a dangerous escalation in tactics by Russia. »