Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - The United States is increasingly concerned about delays in the 2016 Somali electoral process. The Federal Government of Somalia, Somali parliament, and regional leaders have repeatedly voiced their commitment to hold an electoral process on schedule, in accordance with the Somali constitution and resolutions of the United Nations Security Council.
Washington, DC - The United States and China held an Intersessional Strategic Security Dialogue (SSD) on May 19, 2016, which included candid, constructive discussions between the two sides on strategic security issues – including maritime issues.
Washington, DC - It was Monday, April 25, 2016, and I was going to meet mass experts Pat Abbott and Eddie Mulhern of NIST’s Mass and Force group as part of my frantic preparations for a 5:21 p.m. flight to Paris. Pat and Eddie were the appointed custodians of the four 1 kilogram masses that I was to transport to the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) (that’s French for “International Bureau of Weights and Measures”) as part of the world’s first comparison among masses calibrated entirely in terms of fundamental constants of the universe.
Sacramento, California - CDFA has released a letter to dairy processors and producers announcing a permanent adjustment in the price for milk sold for cheese production. Producers will receive an increase in payments from processors, estimated at an average of 96 cents per hundredweight (100 pounds) over a five-year period. This change is not expected to impact retail pricing for fluid milk.
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring Sunday, May 22, 2016 as “Harvey Milk Day” in the State of California.
Washington, DC - The United States welcomes the announcement by former prime minister of Spain Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, along with former presidents Torrijos of Panama and Fernandez of the Dominican Republic, calling for a national dialogue in Venezuela, and offering to use their “good offices” to facilitate the process. After meeting with both President Maduro and opposition leaders, Zapatero said that all parties had expressed willingness to launch a national dialogue to resolve the serious challenges facing the country.