Imperial Valley News Center
Washington, DC - World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today announced a broad strategy to end extreme poverty by 2030, and he welcomed emerging players such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the New Development Bank, established by the BRICS countries, as potentially strong allies in the economic development of poor countries and emerging markets.
Arlington, Virginia - With the conclusion of the NCAA’s March Madness basketball tournament and the beginning of the 2015 MLB baseball season, more sports fans than ever are interested in watching live games and events via mobile devices. According to the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA)®Sports and Technology Study, 6th Edition, a third of sports fans (32 percent) report interest in watching sports live on their mobile devices, a significant increase from 2010 (20 percent).
Washington, DC - Our country is in the midst of a heated and corrosive debate over what protections the law should afford to religious liberties. The matter reached its boiling point on March 17 when Indiana passed a now amended Religious Freedom Restoration Act that was, with significant variations, patterned on the federal 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).
Washington, DC - President Obama is committed to combating the health impacts of climate change and protecting the health of future generations. We know climate change is not is not a distant threat, we are already seeing impacts in communities across the country. And while most Americans see climate change hitting their communities through extreme weather events - from more severe droughts and wildfires to more powerful hurricanes and record heat waves - there are other threats climate change poses to the American people.
Sacramento, California - The Assembly Committee on Public Safety passed a bill today authored by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), which would create the Metal Theft Task Force within the California Department of Justice (DOJ). The metal theft legislation would also direct DOJ to award grants based on a number of criteria to determine where the most pressing needs are for additional funding.
Santa Barbara, California - Statistics show there has never been a better time to be a woman. As of 2014, there were almost 9.1 million female-owned businesses in the United States, generating more than $1.4 trillion (yes, with a "T") in revenue. The percentage of women who are household breadwinners is rising. Young American women are 33 percent more likely than their male peers to have earned a college degree by age 27. And around the world, women hold several of the highest offices in the land.