Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - After two weeks, the Cessation of Hostilities in Syria is still largely holding. None of the armed factions, nor the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) itself, has indicated they want the Cessation to end, and so the United States, the UN, and other members of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) consider it still in effect. We also regard as active participants all armed factions that at the outset indicated adherence to the Cessation and are thus covered by its provisions, as are the regime and its backers.
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State opened today the fellowship application period for the next round of the Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP), which aims to build networks to promote foreign affairs career opportunities for veterans. This announcement is made as part of Global Partnerships Week, March 7–13, 2016.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Mauritius as you celebrate the 48th anniversary of independence on March 12.
Sacramento, California - The 2015 grape crush totaled 3,867,710 tons, down 7 percent from the 2014 crush of 4,144,534 tons. Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of all grapes crushed, at 2,040,781 tons, down 5 percent from 2014. The 2015 white wine variety crush totaled 1,663,790 tons, down 5 percent from 2014. Tons crushed of raisin type varieties totaled 92,432, down 41 percent from 2014, and tons crushed of table type varieties totaled 70,708, down 25 percent from 2014.
Washington, DC - In a new initiative to advance bilateral cooperation on climate change, today the Governments of the United States and India announced the first call for applicants for the U.S.-India Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship.