Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today released the following statement after USDA's Economic Research Service issued new data showing that agricultural exports support more than one million jobs here at home:
Los Angeles, California - “Long before ‘50 Shades of Grey,’ there was lusty Lupercalia in red. And it’s coming back!” ~ Susan Block,
Ph.D. Saturday night, February 14th, HBO sexologist and Bonobo Way author Dr. Susan Block, will celebrate LUPERCALIA, the original pagan Valentine’s Day, at her world-famous studio and “Speakeasy” in a charming old converted motel, surrounded by beautiful erotic art, romantic balconies, state-of-the-art sex toys, Juxleather Lupercalian whips and floggers, an OPEN BAR and an Aphrodisiac Buffet in the Garden of Earthly Delights called “Bonoboville” LA.
Washington, DC - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz today dedicated the world’s most advanced light source, the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). The NSLS-II is a $912-million DOE Office of Science User Facility that produces extremely bright beams of x-ray, ultraviolet, and infrared light used to examine a wide range of materials, including superconductors and catalysts, geological samples, and biological proteins to accelerate advances in energy, environmental science, and medicine.
Washington, DC - The National Park Service and the Lincoln Birthday National Commemorative Committee will observe the 206th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln during a ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial on Thursday, February 12 at 12 p.m.
Washington, DC - The United States reiterates its support for peaceful, free, transparent, and credible electoral processes in Nigeria and renews its calls on all candidates, their supporters, and Nigerian citizens to reject election-related violence. As the Secretary said when he met with the leading candidates in Lagos on January 25, it is imperative that all Nigerians not only reject violence, but also promote peace.
Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States
Washington, DC - The governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States strongly condemn all acts of violence within Libya, including the February 3 attack carried out by forces operating under the Alshuruq Operation in the Oil Crescent area. These attacks undermine the efforts of Libyans who are working to bring peace and stability to the country through the UN-led negotiations. We share the UN’s assessment that these attacks constituted a major break in the public pledges made by the main commanders to refrain from actions that could harm the political process. There can be no military solution to Libya’s problems.