Imperial Valley News
Sacramento, California - The California National Archery in the Schools Program (CalNASP), hosted by the Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), has concluded its fifth annual Virtual State Archery Tournament. Young archers from around the state wrapped up the season with some impressive scores.
New Reports on Healthcare Associated Infections & Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Released
Sacramento, California - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today released the Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) in California Hospitals Annual Report for 2013 and Influenza Vaccination among Health Care Personnel in California Hospitals for the 2013-14 respiratory influenza season. This is the fifth year CDPH has published hospital-specific infection incidence data and the sixth year CDPH has published HCP influenza vaccination rate data from California hospitals. Hospital reporting compliance has increased to 99% for HAI and 100% for HCP influenza vaccination.
Jacksonville, Florida - Agents with the Office of Air and Marine (OAM) for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and interagency partners disrupted two separate drug smuggling attempts off the coast of El Salvador, resulting in the disruption of more than $178 million in contraband. Both events were part of Operation Martillo.
Department of Justice Statement of Interest Supports Meaningful Right to Counsel in Juvenile Prosecutions
Washington, DC - The Department of Justice today filed a statement of interest in the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia, in N.P. et al. v. The State of Georgia, et al. The class action asserts that the public defense system in the Cordele Judicial Circuit is so underfunded and poorly staffed that indigent adults and juveniles accused of committing criminal acts are routinely denied their right to legal representation.
Jacksonville, Florida - A Chinese man pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to import controlled substance analogues (synthetic cannabinoids), knowing they were intended for human consumption.
Washington, DC - Following a successful launch, NASA’s four Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft are positioned in Earth’s orbit to begin the first space mission dedicated to the study of a phenomenon called magnetic reconnection. This process is thought to be the catalyst for some of the most powerful explosions in our solar system.