Imperial Valley News Center
Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard Travel to Thailand, Malaysia, and Kuala Lumpur to Highlight U.S. Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants...
Washington, DC - Anne C. Richard, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration will lead the U.S. delegation to the regional migration meeting hosted by the Government of Thailand in Bangkok on May 29. She will then travel to Kuala Lumpur and Alor Setar, Malaysia, from May 30 to June 1, and to Jakarta and Aceh, Indonesia, from June 1-3. In both Malaysia and Indonesia, she will meet with government officials, representatives of international organizations, and rescued migrants and asylum seekers.
Los Angeles, California - A portion of Los Angeles County has been placed under quarantine for the guava fruit fly (GFF) following the detection of eight adult GFF within the City of Long Beach. The quarantine area in Los Angeles County measures 80 square miles, bordered on the north by Southern Avenue; on the south by E. Stearns Street; on the west by Central Avenue; and on the east by Norwalk Boulevard.
Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement resolving the Commission’s antitrust suit charging Cephalon, Inc. with illegally blocking generic competition to its blockbuster sleep-disorder drug Provigil. The settlement ensures that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., which acquired Cephalon in 2012, will make a total of $1.2 billion available to compensate purchasers, including drug wholesalers, pharmacies, and insurers, who overpaid because of Cephalon’s illegal conduct.
Vandenberg, California - The current testing will help ensure InSight can operate in and survive deep space travel and the harsh conditions of the Martian surface. The spacecraft will lift off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and land on Mars about six months later.
Washington, DC - As part of the Administration’s effort to advance energy efficiency and combat the harmful effects of climate change, Better Buildings Challenge partners have cut energy waste by 94 TBTUs since President Obama first launched the challenge in 2011.
Concord, Massachusetts - On Saturday, June 13, 2015, the historic Buttrick Garden on the hillside above the North Bridge in Minute Man National Historical Park will provide a beautiful backdrop as the “love letters” of John and Abigail Adams come to life.