Imperial Valley News
Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants From Around the World Gather in Washington to Expand English Language Capacity
Washington, DC - More than 400 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) from over 50 countries will gather for a workshop in Washington, D.C., December 11-13, to explore ways to increase English language globally.
U.S. Department of State Ranks in Top 3 of 2014 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Rankings
Washington, DC - Today, the Partnership for Public Service released the results of the 2014 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings, placing the Department of State 3rd overall, up from 4th in 2013. Among the 19 large federal agencies, the Department of State scored particularly highly in several categories, including: innovation, employee-skills mission match, and strategic management. State Department leadership is pleased the positive feedback from our employees has ranked us in the top five for the past three years, and in the top 10 since 2005.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "Release of this report affirms again that one of America's strengths is our democratic system’s ability to recognize and wrestle with our own history, acknowledge mistakes, and correct course. This marks a coda to a chapter in our history. President Obama turned the page on these policies when he took office and during week one banned the use of torture and closed the detention and interrogation program.
Sacramento, California - December is Farm to Food Bank Month. Help increase farm to food bank donations to 200 million pounds annually by making a product donation or future donation pledge today:
Washington, DC - Today, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine Novelli presented the Secretary of State's 2014 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) to EcoPlanet Bamboo Group in Nicaragua, Wagner Asia Equipment, LLC in Mongolia, and The Coca-Cola Company in the Philippines. The annual award recognizes U.S.-owned businesses that play vital roles around the world as good corporate citizens in supporting sustainable development, respect for human and labor rights, environmental protection, open markets, transparency, and other democratic values.
West Lafayette, Indiana - The Soviet Union’s early interest and competitiveness in the space race is something today’s space exploration enthusiasts, private companies and organizations can learn from, says a Purdue University historian.