Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - The United States is pleased to announce an initial contribution of nearly $421 million of humanitarian assistance toward the 2016 global appeal for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). This brings the total U.S. Government contribution to UNHCR to nearly $698 million to date in FY 2016. Additional U.S. contributions in support of UNHCR’s invaluable work on behalf of refugees will be forthcoming over the course of this year.
Arlington, Virginia - Amid booming fireworks, steely skies, blustery winds and the joyful cheers from a large crowd of well-wishers the brand-new research vessel Neil Armstrong recently arrived at its new home at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, officials announced today.
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State and the World Bank Group brought together ministers, multilateral development bank leaders, and representatives from the technology industry and non-governmental organizations in Washington, DC, on April 14 to discuss the Global Connect Initiative, a multi-stakeholder effort launched by the U.S. Department of State in 2015 with the goal of bringing 1.5 billion new internet users online by 2020.
San Diego, California - VAPS will be a satellite of the Public Safety Communications Research Broadband Stakeholder meeting on June 7-9. You're welcome to register for one or both events.
Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission will host a forum on June 9 exploring the growing world of marketplace lending and its implications for consumers. This forum is the first in a series of FTC events looking at consumer protection across different areas of emerging financial technology.
Washington, DC - The Illinois-based marketers of Mercola-brand indoor tanning systems will pay refunds to consumers and will be permanently banned from marketing or selling indoor tanning systems, under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.