Imperial Valley News Center
Washington, DC - Whether they’re made of leather or metal, people have been using tape measures for a long time. The first spring-loaded metal tape measure was invented and patented in England in 1829. Alvin Fellows of New Haven, Connecticut, made improvements to that design, including the locking mechanism that stops the tape from retracting until you want it to, and received a patent on July 14, 1868, a date that is now celebrated by tape-measure enthusiasts like myself as National Tape Measure Day.
Washington, DC - The U.S. State Department will convene practitioners and experts from around the world in the field of childhood drug addiction for the first-ever Child Substance Use Disorder Treatment Meeting, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., July 18-20. The phenomenon of overseas child (infancy to pre-adolescence) drug exposure, use, and dependence is an alarming problem – and one becoming ever more urgent as paint thinners/glues are being replaced as the substance of choice with opioids and cocaine.
Sacramento, California - Six farmworker housing projects in California have been awarded $18 million in loans from the USDA’s Farm Labor Housing Loan and Grant Program to help qualified organizations develop housing for farmworkers, make housing repairs, and provide household furnishings.
Washington, DC - Two debt collectors and three companies charged with using false threats and other illegal collection tactics are banned from the debt collection business under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, which charged them as part of Operation Collection Protection, an ongoing federal-state-local crackdown on collectors that use deceptive and abusive collection practices.
Washington, DC - The food service industry is one of the fastest growing economic sectors. Since 2006, the industry in the United States has grown by more than 2 million employees, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Today, there are more than 11 million employees working in food service.
Washington, DC - Secretary Kerry spoke by telephone today with newly appointed U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to offer his congratulations.
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