Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) regret the Government of Sudan’s failure to create a free, fair, and conducive elections environment. Restrictions on political rights and freedoms, counter to the rights enshrined in the Sudanese Constitution, the lack of a credible national dialogue, and the continuation of armed conflict in Sudan’s peripheries, are among the reasons for the reported low participation and very low voter turnout.
Secretary of State John Kerry to Host American Chef Corps in Run-Up to the Opening of the USA Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry will host more than 50 of America’s top chefs - all members of the American Chefs Corps – at the U.S. Department of State on April 21 for a day of development in preparation for their work at the USA Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015, which opens May 1.
Washington, DC - In honor of Earth Day, the U.S. Department of State will host a special screening of Gardeners of Eden on April 21, a film about wildlife trafficking produced by Kristin Davis, followed by a panel discussion. This is a sneak peek of the film, which premieres May 6 on Pivot and in select theaters in New York City and Los Angeles.
Imperial, California - More Americans are dosing themselves with baby aspirin than ever before, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens. One report showed that in the five years between 2005 and 2010 aspirin use rose by 57%. Another study revealed that more than half of individuals between the ages of 45 and 75 take a low-dose aspirin tablet each day.
U.S.-Denmark Statement on Supporting the Human Rights of LGBT Persons Through the Global Equality Fund
Washington, DC - The United States and Denmark recognize that supporting human rights is the responsibility of all governments and peoples, and that the human rights of LGBT persons are not different or separate from the human rights of any other persons. Defending the human rights of LGBT persons is part of our shared human rights policies, and of our respective foreign policies.
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement on the 4th District Court of Appeal decision regarding the City of San Juan Capistrano’s tiered water rates: