Imperial Valley News
Cal OES Director Secures Fire Management Assistance Grant from FEMA to Assist Response Agencies Battling Rocky Fire
Sacramento, California - California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci today secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of vital resources to suppress the Rocky Fire burning in Lake County. The FMAG also enables local, state and tribal agencies to recover eligible costs.
Cairo, Egypt - Secretary of State John Kerry: "Well, thank you, Sameh. Good morning, everybody. I can say for myself I am really delighted to be back here in Cairo, and very happy to be here with Ambassador Steve Beecroft, who is doing a great job here, and with a strong delegation from the United States to pick up where we left off. And we are happy to be re-engaging and in this dialogue. I want to thank you, Sameh, I want to thank President al-Sisi for bringing our two delegations together today. I think what you have just articulated about the importance of Egypt and the importance of the relationship can’t be understated.
Chicago, Illinois - AMA Marks Medicare’s Golden Anniversary with an Enduring Commitment to Strengthen the Program for Future Generations - Steven J. Stack, MD President, American Medical Association:
Alexandria, Virginia - As parents get ready to send their kids back to school this fall, those whose children have diabetes have more than book bags and school supplies to get organized: It's time to review and plan for how their children's diabetes management needs will be met while they are at school.
Washington, DC - Five men with complete motor paralysis were able to voluntarily generate step-like movements thanks to a new strategy that non-invasively delivers electrical stimulation to their spinal cords, according to a new study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. The strategy, called transcutaneous stimulation, delivers electrical current to the spinal cord by way of electrodes strategically placed on the skin of the lower back.
Washington, DC - A new study overturns longstanding scientific ideas regarding how energy is distributed within muscles for powering movement. Scientists are reporting the first clear evidence that muscle cells distribute energy primarily by the rapid conduction of electrical charges through a vast, interconnected network of mitochondria - the cell’s “powerhouse” - in a way that resembles the wire grid that distributes power throughout a city. The study offers an unprecedented, detailed look at the distribution system that rapidly provides energy throughout the cell where it is needed for muscle contraction.