Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - The return of supersonic passenger air travel is one step closer to reality with NASA's award of a contract for the preliminary design of a “low boom” flight demonstration aircraft. This is the first in a series of ‘X-planes’ in NASA's New Aviation Horizons initiative, introduced in the agency’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget.
FDA issues recommendations to reduce the risk of Zika virus transmission by human cell and tissue products
Washington, DC - As an additional safety measure against the emerging Zika virus outbreak, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued new guidance for immediate implementation providing recommendations to reduce the potential transmission risk of Zika virus from human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products (HCT/Ps). The guidance addresses donation of HCT/Ps from both living and deceased donors, including donors of umbilical cord blood, placenta, or other gestational tissues.
New York - The home-related categories and consumer segments that drove the most growth in 2015 all point to an evolution toward more lifestyle based purchase decisions, and show less emphasis on newness and innovation, according to global information company The NPD Group.
El Centro, California - Today, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors approved to donate $12,000 to the North County Coalition for the Arts (NoCCA) to provide a required match for a grant NoCCA received from the California Arts Council. The combined funds from the grant and county donation will be used to provide staff support and supplies to ensure Imperial County Arts Council’s stability.
El Centro, California - Today, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors ratified a Request for Proposal (RFP) that was released on February 24, 2016 by the Imperial County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office for the competitive selection of a licensed contractor to collect and dispose of outdated or unused pesticide products at a future pesticide disposal event. Proposals are due March 9, 2016.
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bipartisan managed care organization (MCO) financing legislation passed by both houses of the Legislature yesterday: